Recent Locker Room Comments by tahoemoj

I Have Six Chances to Consider as Popesquatter

Well, that all depends on to whom we pray, correct? I will focus all of my [considerable] sway with Cthulu on helping your reign last longer than that of Bendedict Whatsisnutz's Papacy.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:28 AM on March 13, 2013

Favorites or Likes for comments?

I can't exactly say why, but I vote against this, at least in the form of a facebook-ish "like" action. I like the "+ 1" vibe around here when someone says something particularly insightful. Too many times in facebook "discussions," you see two camps arguing against each other, and each comment is followed by a handful of "likes" from everyone in the writer's camp. To me, it gets really annoying. That being said, I'm not a member of metafilter, and don't know how their "favorites" system works.

Please "like" this comment if you agree.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:34 AM on October 17, 2012

Question About Armstrong Post

No. Looks like straight objectivity to me. It relates to the book reviewer's state of mind. After the reviewer read the book, he had no doubt as to Armstrong's guilt. It is a statement of 100% fact.

posted by tahoemoj at 09:55 PM on September 04, 2012

The Member Formerly Known as Terrapin

Am I the last one to figure out the name change? Moj, you big dummy.

I always feared a day when the hippies would be in charge; and now it's a reality. Peace, Jerry, Phish and all that good stuff.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:38 AM on January 20, 2012

Politics and Sports

get the real news and balanced opinion from The Christian Science Monitor

Funny, ever since undergrad, this atheist has found the CSM to be one of the finest news sources out there. People who know my religious and political leanings normally think I'm being sarcastic when I say what a good paper it is.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:30 PM on January 14, 2012

SpoFi Growth?

finishing ahead of her husband

Hadn't heard that part. Good luck living that one down.

I've always taken a certain amount of pride upon that occurrence.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:59 PM on October 12, 2011

SportsFilter and Me

Hey, you weren't alone in attacking TMZ. Although, I wasn't really doing it so much to criticize the FPP as to seize the opportunity to take a shot at TMZ. And from what I understand, they're still stinging at the taunting they suffered at the rapier-like pair of keyboard fingers of tahoemoj.

Beyond that, I wouldn't read too much into it. As long as there are willing and able front page posters, of whom rcade is the most prolific, there will be others standing by to criticize a given post. It's discussion like anything else and, in my opinion, in no way detracts from the pleasant diversion of visiting this site.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:04 PM on September 29, 2011

Spammers in the Works!

Goddamnit, yerfatma, if you take the opportunity to buy quality handbags at a reasonable price away from me, I will never forgive you. Do you hear me? Never.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:33 PM on April 04, 2011

Discouraging Front-Page Posts

I'd also rather be informed (sometimes chiming in, sometimes not) of some off-the-radar, nuanced, quirky sports stories than the latest ESPN-megahyped garbage. I can read headlines on Yahoo, I come to Spofi to see more. For the record, I thought that was a quality post, I just didn't have anyting to say about it.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:12 PM on July 19, 2010

Want to Close the Locker Room?

What's the locker room?

My vote is to keep it, unless it's too much of a headache for those responsible. In that case, I'm sure I could live without it.

posted by tahoemoj at 09:17 PM on May 19, 2010

Profile, Posting Bugs Squashed

I am entirely made of wood.

She's a witch! BURN HER!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:20 PM on April 19, 2010

SportsFilter Turns 8

how long have I been using this ridiculous username? Yep - coming on seven glorious years.

Hey! I just got it. Happy birthday to my favorite break from the drolleries of a legal education.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:04 PM on January 25, 2010

Greatest Teams Of All Time?

I'd throw the 1992 US men's basketball "dream team" into that mix (sans Christian Laettner, of course.) Jordan, Magic, Bird, Barkley, Ewing, Malone, Drexler, and Robinson were every bit as dominant as they were supposed to be. A quick Wiki check has ten of the twelve members among the NBA's all-time 50 best players.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:11 PM on January 08, 2010

Should SportsFilter Think of the Children?

We should all just relax and watch a movie.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:40 PM on November 05, 2009

Should SportsFilter Think of the Children?

My son is 11 years old. He watches movies with profanity in them, he hears it from his friends, and sometimes (when I'm fixing plumbing) he hears it from me. He has been taught that just because he hears something doesn't mean it's o.k. to repeat it in school, mixed company, or society in general. There's a time and a place for profanity like when the fucking Yankees win the World Series and a time to refrain from it. Teach your child that, and he'll be fine. If his Asperger's makes that difficult, then so be it, perhaps you should refrain from allowing him to peruse sports forums. But to condescendingly tell longtime members here that your son is more educated than them because they swear in a sports forum is ridiculous. And to browbeat them because of your apparent lack of parental control is, quite frankly, bullshit. I won't swear on the Nickelodeon website, and I bet tommytrump is willing to make the same deal.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:36 PM on November 05, 2009

Pushing an Agenda on SportsFilter

I thought it was the Underground Man.

Haven't read that one.

*stalks off cursing his modernist (not existentialist) lit background

posted by tahoemoj at 03:57 PM on October 02, 2009

Pushing an Agenda on SportsFilter

Why do people want to be good in the first place? How much of it is because they want others to think they are a good person? And if so, isn't this rather selfish and therefore diminishes the whole reason for being good?

The Grand Inquisitor in Crime and Punishment?

posted by tahoemoj at 01:01 AM on October 02, 2009


First discussion: Ignoring NoMich--sport/not sport?

posted by tahoemoj at 10:59 PM on August 26, 2009


yummy, yummy diesel.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:19 PM on April 09, 2009

CD Swap 2009!

I'm in the same boat as NoMich. School is kicking my ass (no coincidence that I've been active the last few weeks - winter break!) Got some great stuff last year, though, and would encourage any fence-sitters to join up. There's just too much good stuff out there to be discovered!

p.s. did Katy Perry ever give any acknowledgment to Jill Soubule for ripping her song off?

posted by tahoemoj at 01:03 PM on January 10, 2009

SportsFilter Under Development

I freakin' love me some live previews! Great touch. Can't thank you enough for all the diligence and hard work.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:56 PM on January 10, 2009

Locker Room Bug Fixed

Again, thanks for all of the hard work. And what NoMich said.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:43 PM on December 31, 2008

NCAA College Bowl Pick'em.

The uphill gardeners are in, all Big Ten and MAC winning at the top of the confidence points! woo!

posted by tahoemoj at 02:31 AM on December 14, 2008

SportsFilter is Moving

I'll give you a great deal on a Commodore 64 if you want some real power.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:51 PM on August 02, 2008

Link dump!

It's a good thing I saw that this was a fake. I just got back from the jewelry store, and was on my way down to Fresno to propose when I heard it was a commercial. My wife would've killed me!

posted by tahoemoj at 03:41 PM on June 25, 2008

Guess I didn't get the memo

O.K. it's eight more as I see it. And if the entire post was tongue-in-cheek, then it's actually pretty damn funny!

posted by tahoemoj at 01:12 PM on May 02, 2008

Guess I didn't get the memo

No matter where this goes, I'm with lbb. It makes my skin crawl when I read a post wherein every word that isn't monosyllabic is misspelled. I'm guilty of more than my share of typos, but damn. If you look at the angry response posted there, it's freakin hilarious. After misspelling at least 10 more words (I'm going to go back and count now) the author gleefully points out his one intentional misspelling. Just a quick spellcheck might make posts infinitely more palatable.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:10 PM on May 02, 2008

So, by "March," you actually meant "April," right? Right?

Bystanders usually describe it as a seizure of some sort. Is that why when my wife and I go dancing, people are always trying to shove wallets in my mouth?

posted by tahoemoj at 12:06 PM on April 24, 2008

Where the hell is everybody?

The dregs of American society is much more interesting than the NHL or NBA playoffs* YYM--I know your heart is broken like mine that the Devils are out of the playoffs, but buck up, little camper, they're still playing some good hockey. And besides, I'm more of a philistine. *Took a little liberty with the quote to make you sound like one of the heathens.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:17 PM on April 21, 2008

So, by "March," you actually meant "April," right? Right?

That'll make you one of the popular kids again!

posted by tahoemoj at 04:59 PM on April 20, 2008

Where the hell is everybody?

Y'mean we're supposed to discuss sports here? Then why don't they call it "SportsFilter?" Oh. Right.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:58 PM on April 20, 2008

So, by "March," you actually meant "April," right? Right?

Got it a few days back as well but haven't had a chance to give it a listen. C'mon Ms. Goddam, all the cool kids are doing it!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:28 PM on April 20, 2008

So, by "March," you actually meant "April," right? Right?

I'm looking for the angle to make me believe that was a joke. Did that seriously happen? Are we possibly at the onset of a rash of spofi-related violence? Or is TBH simply the most deserving of a random face punch?* *For the record, you'd be waaaaaaayyyyy the hell down my list, below even myself on certain days!

posted by tahoemoj at 03:30 PM on April 19, 2008

MetaFilter Social Explorer

It's been a sport for me to try and get that perfect loaf. Try eating more fiber or less cheese.

posted by tahoemoj at 06:41 PM on April 16, 2008

Would a short story about baseball make a good column?

Howard Johnson is right!

posted by tahoemoj at 06:23 PM on April 08, 2008

Ben Saunders's North expedition ends early

I thought I saw a cloud a few months ago, but it was just an eye booger on the end of a lash.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:56 AM on April 08, 2008

Are you ready for some hockey?

We can all try really, really hard, but I still think Buffalo will be on the outside looking in.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:05 PM on April 07, 2008

Twas the night befor...

Vito! Good to hear from you. Stopped in to write an "o.k. enough is enough" note and saw your post. Look forward to hearing some tunes from you soon. Hope everyone's getting some enjoyment out of this!

posted by tahoemoj at 04:11 AM on March 30, 2008

Open Other End:

I really don't know.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:34 PM on March 25, 2008

Open Other End:

Huh? I don't get it.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:20 AM on March 25, 2008

Open Other End:

Bill Brasky is 12 feet tall! I don't know what's sadder. Your use of an obscure SNL joke from over ten years ago, or the fact that I (and I'm sure, many other spofites) got it.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:43 PM on March 24, 2008

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Seriously? Ann Murray's still alive? Huh.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:01 AM on March 22, 2008


Does anyone know where I can meet a wealthy boomer?

posted by tahoemoj at 01:00 PM on March 07, 2008

Ask SpoFi

I guess I missed out. Perhaps I was lost in flavor country.

posted by tahoemoj at 10:53 AM on March 04, 2008

Ask SpoFi

I thought they swerved because they had coffee between their knees, were text messaging the car behind them (OMG Did u c what Gordon was wearing last pm!) and trying to get that yummy, full flavored Winston lit at the same time.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:44 PM on March 03, 2008

NHL Trade Deadline Aftermath Thread:

He's not really smiling, that's just gas.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:11 PM on March 01, 2008

SportsFilter CD Swap

Glad you approve NoMich.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:11 PM on March 01, 2008

SportsFilter CD Swap

whatever comes out of your penis tastes as fresh as it did when it was introduced to your body Or in some cases, much, much, fresher.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:48 AM on February 29, 2008

SportsFilter CD Swap

Ok, Mothers of invention, your cds are on the way. I hope you have as much fun listening to them as I had making them.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:25 PM on February 28, 2008

Kornheiser post

I'm a devil on the run; a six-gun lover; a candle in the wind; I'm goin' out in a blaze of glory Take me now, but know the truth I'm goin out in a blaze of glory Lord, I never drew first, but I drew first blood

posted by tahoemoj at 12:37 PM on February 28, 2008

Kornheiser post

I second that. If you all die a la said Japanese horror film, I won't have any friends anyhow.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:06 PM on February 27, 2008

SportsFilter CD Swap

Mr. Fris, how does the LightScribe work? I just installesd one in my own, but have abso-freakin-lutely no idea how it works.

posted by tahoemoj at 08:29 PM on February 26, 2008

NHL Trade Deadline Aftermath Thread:

Stuart should help out immensely. As of Sun. night, the most experienced blue liner on the ice for the Wings was Lilja with something like 350 games under his belt. Tough with 5,000+ in street clothes.

posted by tahoemoj at 08:27 PM on February 26, 2008

NHL Trade Deadline Aftermath Thread:

Oh, yeah, and thanks a bunch for the post, chico. I was so busy burning CD's, I forgot all about the trade deadline!

posted by tahoemoj at 05:28 PM on February 26, 2008

NHL Trade Deadline Aftermath Thread:

I'm with you Mr. Frisby. Can't hurt to have another blueliner with some experience, especially when you look at Colin White's aches and pains, but why not leave well enough alone? There isn't a team in the league right now playing better hockey (by that I mean winning games) than the Devs, and it seems to be coming largely from chemistry. There isn't a single marquee player outside the crease on that team, yet they just took over tops in the East from loaded teams like the Senators and Penguins. That success coming with Janssen a healthy scratch most nights, so, no big loss. Strikes me as a character trade similar to the Grant Marshall one in '03, and we all know where that went!

posted by tahoemoj at 05:27 PM on February 26, 2008

Kornheiser post


posted by tahoemoj at 11:32 AM on February 26, 2008

SportsFilter CD Swap

got the e-mail, folkways. cd's will be in the mail by thurs. thanks for the effort!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:57 PM on February 25, 2008

Spofi CD swap 3: The Revival

Hey, got my new drive put in today, so it's on y'all.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:27 PM on February 21, 2008

Spofi CD swap 3: The Revival

On that note, time to contact HP help. I went to burn discs last night off of iTunes, and my iTunes told me that disc burning software isn't available (yes, I have it.) Anyone have this happen to them before? Any advice from any of you who are obviously more techie-inclined than me?

posted by tahoemoj at 12:00 PM on February 20, 2008

Spofi CD swap 3: The Revival

e-mail sent, as well. I have a little surprise, too. If any of you smart-ass Canadiens sends me Nickelback, I'll road trip north armed to the teeth. Seriously, I know the acid rain was bad, we're sorry about that. Call them off, please!!

posted by tahoemoj at 01:23 PM on February 17, 2008