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re: Whole Foods: The Temple of Psuedoscience - Wario Balotelli
[quote]the daily beast is a liberal arse publication, so i'd imagine he's a liberal. i didn't look at his history though [/quote] Yes. Very liberal. The comments from "open-minded" liberals on the article are pretty great as well. ...


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote]if you believe there is a single type of "good college town" then yes, it isn't. i think you and mike are looking at this through the perspective of the cliched/typical college town [/quote] I didn't mean to imply a type. What makes a good college town for me differs from your definition...


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote]like genro said, youre looking at this from an adult perspective [/quote] I freely admit that, but having the referential experience of other "college" towns makes me skeptical of any claim that either town is a "good" college town. ...


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote]I KNEW IT [/quote] Go on....


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote]and how many college kids are going to be going to these events? barely any [/quote] How would you know? There are plenty at all of these events. No is expecting them to sell out an amphitheater. ...


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote]We're all also viewing this from the adult perspective. We've graduated, gotten careers, and pay taxes. The overall dynamics, infrastructure, and amenities of a particular city matter more to us. [/quote] If there is anything I am guilty of in this thread, it's this. I go to a fun college ...


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote]art galleries? besides art majors, very few, if any, college kids would go to these [/quote] You are misunderstanding how galleries can be used. You can readings, meet and greets, book signings, all sorts of cultural events in galleries, as it's about the space rather than the fact of it...


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote]naw brah LSU doesn't have enough art galleries, b/c art galleries are what all the kids are doing these days [/quote] :violin:...


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote]you were doing so well until you devolved into that [/quote] Oh I don't use that phrase lightly. It was billed as the biggest Starbucks in the world or something, and I really fricking hate it. Allow me one pretentious caveat. I just hate Starbucks with an unholy passion. ...


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote]baton rouge isn't my favorite town either, but you don't have that many legit medium-sized (over 150k pop, under 1M metro) towns with a legit/major university, either. orlando, tampa, and a variety of places in cali? [/quote] This is true, and I realize that BR is in a weird position. LS...


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote]Tuscaloosa has all those things as well, and public transit. I'm on the Crimson Ride every day, along with thousands of other students; it's excellent. [/quote] The only place to get coffee on the strip is TCBY, otherwise you have to go to the campus Starbucks, a place devoid of any soul. ...


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote]when i think of "college town" it's a very small (ignoring student population) town that dies in the summer and over christmas. BR has all of the objective things you listed ("coffee shops, art galleries, museums, nice outdoor spaces, bars, restaurants, music venues, diners,") except for mayb...


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote]what makes a good college town? [/quote] A multitude of things that you usually would expect in college towns, like coffee shops, art galleries, museums, nice outdoor spaces, bars, restaurants, music venues, diners, excellent public transport, but also, and importantly for me, there has ...


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote] how would you describe Montgomery?[/quote] fricking awful. Way worse than any capital city I've ever visited. I would kill myself if I was ever stuck in this city. [quote]Or Detroit for that matter?[/quote] What the frick kind of question is this? This is a massive shithole. ...


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote]Truth is, almost all will never leave and continue to think the exact same way relative to what they expose themselves to, and so they end up making big distinctions between various parts of the same region like BR, Oxford, and Tuscaloosa. Honestly, the only distinguishable deviation from the...


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote]"Getting away" in this context has nothing to do with cultural differences. It's about new friends, new people, new experiences. Going somewhere where no one knows you or expects anything of you. [/quote] Sure. It's more about finding the familiar in the unfamiliar, which is a common hum...


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re: Difference between European leagues - Wario Balotelli
[quote]Yeah, punt and run is riveting. [/quote] Other than West Ham and Crystal Palace, who have managers who have used it historically, I don't know who else does in the league. It's an easy cliche about English football though. ...


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re: Difference between European leagues - Wario Balotelli
[quote]I've often heard commentators/pundits mention how one player wouldn't fare well in another league or how his skills are best suited to this or that, for example that the EPL requires a lot more fitness because you must play up and down the field. [/quote] Most of the time it's the commenta...


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote]Agreed... Leaved the state, even if it's just a semester. Matter of fact, take a year off and travel the country, South America, or Europe, and learn shite people with college degrees, 2.5 children and grand children will never learn. Learn about life, but jeezum, don't go to Bama, and Ole Mi...


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re: What is up with BR area rich kids going to school at U of Alabama? - Wario Balotelli
[quote]Fact 1: Alabama is a somewhat better school than LSU academically [/quote] I've worked at both institutions, and the difference here is negligible. Like in terms of teachers, students, curriculum. Some incredibly smart kids at both schools. Absolutely horrible administrations at both sch...


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re: Fitness Question - Wario Balotelli
[quote]unless you are a complete physical freak like an MMA fighter who will still walk around much heavier [/quote] So at 5'7, 150 is a good goal? Right now I just have a ring of fat around my abdomen. ...


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re: Fitness Question - Wario Balotelli
[quote]try to get down to (approx - depending on frame, etc) a 30"-31" waist and a 39"-40" chest. [/quote] Like I said, I have a really broad frame. My chest is about 40 and my waist is about 34, though I can fit into 32 (I tried on some 32 slacks the other day just to see if I could fit into the...


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re: Fitness Question - Wario Balotelli
So I suppose I should eat more? I don't want to be doing something really unhealthy. ...


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re: Fitness Question - Wario Balotelli
[quote]140 for a grown man is just unhealthy , unless you are a pro fighter cutting weight[/quote] I see. I really had no clue. ...


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re: Fitness Question - Wario Balotelli
[quote]Well depends on your body type...remember at 5'7 you don't want to get too big or you will look like one of them sticky no necked oompa loompas. It is a lot easier to look stocky at that height [/quote] Oh I know. I was at 230 at my worst. I was once really muscular, like 10 years ago. I j...


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re: Fitness Question - Wario Balotelli
[quote]o this has to be trolling[/quote] Nope. I was really overweight. I'm not a very big man. Obviously I was wrong to go by my BMI. ...


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re: Fitness Question - Wario Balotelli
[quote]Unless you are required by your job (like I am) to be within a BMI range, never ever follow BMI. [/quote] Ah, ok. What should my target weight be? ...


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re: Fitness Question - Wario Balotelli
[quote]At 5'7 if you want to be muscular, 140 is not it, that's pretty small[/quote] What's a good weight then? I retain fat really easily, but I have rather broad shoulders for my size so I never look obese. ...


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re: Fitness Question - Wario Balotelli
[quote]How tall are you?[/quote] 5'7. I only set 140 as a goal because that is what is supposedly a healthy BMI, according to random sites I've come across. If it's not healthy then I'll do something else. ...


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re: Fitness Question - Wario Balotelli
[quote]You are going to burn out quick. [/quote] This is what I'm worried about. I'm worried I'm not getting enough nutrition. I just want to make sure I'm losing weight in the most healthy manner possible. I've looked around the internet, but there is a lot of fitness jargon that confuses me a b...


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