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Roman emperor Hadrian's deifying of his lover Antinous - Tiger1242
Yet another Roman emperor thread brought to you by yours truly... Imagine the scandal this would drum up today if some king or leader of a country did this? So Hadrian was a Roman Emperor in the 120 AD's, and he had a well known male lover named Antinous (the emperor was in his 40's, Antinou...


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Question about pro athletes playing collegiate sports - Tiger1242
Okay so imagine a professional athlete retires after a successful career in say basketball at the age of 37, without ever having attended college. Could that athlete go to his favorite college team and join their football program? You see ex minor league guys come back all the time, isn't this the s...


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Season finale of 24 (SPOILERS) - Tiger1242
Man, what a kick in the nads, unhappy ending for everyone (unless you're the Russians), I'm super depressed now :wah: At least we got to see Jack chop off Changs head...


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Was Caesar Augustus gay? - Tiger1242
Yea another Rome thread, I've been studying Rome and it's bringing out these old questions in my mind. Anyway, Caesar Augustus/Octavian/Gaius Julius Caesar, ruled Rome for 40+ years and although he was married for something like 50 years as well, he only ever had one biological child (a daughter)...


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Why is Julius Caesar looked upon so fondly by history? - Tiger1242
Caesar was a dirty politician who took offices, wives, and friends just for political gain, bribed people for votes, and broke laws and traditions left and right. He broke countless laws and rules as Consul, and once it was time for him to stand for all the laws he broke he instead had it arranged f...


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Question about The Wire Season one (Season one Spoilers) - Tiger1242
Spoilers So in episode 12 when all else fails to catch a charge on Avon they go into the vacant floor next to Orlando's and install cameras into their office. Why didn't they just do that in the first place? It didn't really seem to be much trouble, they've been working with that stripp...


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EPIC Scrubs reference in Undateable - Tiger1242
I've been watching Undateable, it's nothing great but it's a decent time waster when nothing else is on. Anyway they just had an episode where they turned there bar into a gay bar for a night (which I know every show with a bar does), but at the end people are leaving and who should come up to giv...


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Diving into the Economics and Politics of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Tiger1242
First lets be clear that this is involving the books, the movies don't explain/show some things differently and certainly leave a lot more plot and background holes than the books (although the books leave plenty). Also lets be clear that work is extremely slow for me today so I can put quite a bit ...


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George RR Martin says "F Off" - Tiger1242
[img]http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--a2jb2Z-9--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/qyok7dsujbdjruibbztg.jpg[/img]...


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George RR Martin has a message for people who don't think he will finish ASOIAF - Tiger1242
[link=(http://gawker.com/george-r-r-martin-frick-you-if-you-think-i-wont-finish-1602308837?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow)]frick You[/link] No Spoilers btw...


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4 ways you're accidentally killing your favorite TV shows - Tiger1242
[link=(http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/4-ways-youre-accidentally-killing-your-favorite-tv-shows/)]Cracked Article[/link] #4 Especially: All you Add-Block people killed Community :wah: [quote]One of the main reasons DVR took off was because it allowed us to watch our shows whenever we wante...


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Why aren't these dudes wearing shirts? (New Dads) - Tiger1242
[link=(http://www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/two-dads-meeting-their-new-baby-will-make-you-happy-cry?bffb&s=mobile)]LINK[/link] [img]http://s3-ak.buzzfeed.com/static/2014-07/2/15/enhanced/webdr09/edit-26841-1404330842-17.jpg[/img]...


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Soccer experts, tell me why USA will beat Belgium - Tiger1242
I don't pretend to know a lot about soccer, I'm starting to understand the formations and the basic strategies involved but that's about it. From what I have seen of the USA team (A few friendlies and these last 3 matches) it seems like we are much more effective when we are running, attacking, ...


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"Transformers: Age of Extinction" Makes $120 Million in first day - Tiger1242
[link=(http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2014/06/transformers-age-of-extinction-makes-120m-in-first-day-i-hate-you-all/)]LINK[/link] [img]http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/228/791/632.gif[/img]...


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Anybody watching "Halt and Catch Fire" on AMC? - Tiger1242
It's about a company trying to build a more portable pc in the early 80's. I think it's been really good these first 4 episodes, and it's pretty clear Joe is hiding some huge secrets...


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Take that world - Tiger1242
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Anybody come up with a creative excuse to miss work? - Tiger1242
I got lucky and don't have work today anyway, wondering if any of you made up a good excuse...


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House to myself tonight, need a good dude movie - Tiger1242
Gf out of town so no Estrogen in the house, last time this happened I went with Wolf of Wall Street which was an excellent choice. Tonight I'm thinking Tombstone, or maybe The Good The Bad and The Ugly, any other suggestions?...


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Check out this test question from a Social Studies teacher certification exam - Tiger1242
[quote][b]All of the following were motivations for the continuance of slavery in the Antebellum South, EXCEPT:[/b] A. Slaves were an economically efficient labor force because they were not paid. B. Slaves were a source of sexual gratification because male slave owners could legally rape t...


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Is Zack Morris to blame for the social problems of Generation Y - Tiger1242
For years in the 90's, if you were a kid getting ready for school part of your routine was checking in on what the kids on Saved By The Bell were up to. Sure they taught us lessons and entertained us, but what did Zack Morris teach us? How to coast through school and be totally selfish. First le...


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Conspire with Germany to intentionally tie? - Tiger1242
Game starts, everybody sits down for 90 minutes. We all get to rest and we both get to advance, win/win...


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How long is hydrocodone going to make me nauseous? - Tiger1242
I hurt my leg and got prescribed hydrocodone for the pain, took some last night and I was completely fine. This morning after breakfast I took 2 more and now I'm dizzy as frick and vomiting. How long will this last? It's been ~1 hour...


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What's a good second job? - Tiger1242
Long story short I am switching careers starting in late August, but until then I am staying with my company. I agreed to switch to mostly early evenings/nights bc my boss needed someone there and I'll only have to do it for a few more months so I figured why not? Anyway I will now have most of my ...


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22 Jump Street discussion ***SPOILERS*** - Tiger1242
SPOILERS BELOW I mostly made this thread to talk about Schmidt fricking the captains daughter :lol: Seriously that whole sequence when he finds out/Jenko finds out was the hardest I've laughed in a movie in a long time :rotflmao:...


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Alex Cobb endorses padded insert for youth baseball hats - Tiger1242
[link=(http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/11056718/alex-cobb-tampa-bay-rays-endorse-padded-inserts-youth-baseball-caps)]LINK[/link] I mean really? Getting hit in the head is extraordinary bad luck, and through my years of playing/coaching youth baseball I'm not sure I've ever seen a pitcher get...


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Just met Kejuan Jones (OU rb in 2003 National Championship) - Tiger1242
He scored both of their TDs, each from a yard out. Really nice guy, and I wouldn't even be bringing this here except for the fact he was in a wheelchair. We just shook hands briefly, as he was one of several guys meeting with my boss and I about a football camp, so I never asked him about the w...


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I know people love to hate on Lebron, but y'all look pretty dumb - Tiger1242
go look at my post history, I am no Lebron lover, but I don't understand all of this calling him soft for having cramps. Call him out for not training properly, or not staying hydrated, but don't act like he should have played through it. You can't play through muscle cramps, you can't even walk wit...


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How old does a person have to be for their death to not be so sad? - Tiger1242
Obviously regardless of their age it will be sad for their family/friends. But from an outside perspective, at what age does a person need to be for you to think "Oh they lived a good life" instead of "man that is so sad they died"?...


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D-Day Landing Sites: Then and now - Tiger1242
[link=(http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/d-day-landing-sites-then-now-normandy-beaches-1944-70-years-later-1450286)]LINK[/link]...


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Cable Companies are the worst, what the hell can we do? - Tiger1242
Just watched "John Oliver Last Week Tonight" and his epic net neutrality rant, which was awesome, but it was also scary as shite. He's absolutely right, these companies are the absolute worst, they don't give a shite about you. The net neutrality thing scares the shite out of me, because not only ...


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