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re: What do you do to keep your energy level up in the heat? - AbuTheMonkey
Improving your overall fitness, especially aerobic fitness, is probably the most important thing for your body and swing to hold up. Hydrating, eating healthy snacks throughout the round, etc. all help. Try not to have more than one or two cocktails the night before. That's something I've been ...
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re: (Video) Lightfoot Big mad at the looters - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: Even rahm seemed better than her Lightfoot seems fed up with it but she lacks the resolve to actually do anything meaningful[/quote] She is not sympathetic to them by any means, but is just in way, way over her head with all of this. It's also a Kim Foxx problem as much as ...
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re: (Video) Lightfoot Big mad at the looters - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]The sad thing is - if Chicago came to its senses and elected a law and order Republican, or hell, even a tyrannical Dem/Ind like Bloomberg and gave him 2 terms, Chicago could be NYC of the 1990s and early aughts, clean, peaceful, prosperous. Continuing to vote for these pandering, pro-crim...
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re: RTJ Trail - AbuTheMonkey
I’ve played both the Shoals courses. Fighting Joe is quite nice. It is an absolute behemoth of a golf course. I’m pretty sure it’s the longest course I’ve ever played. Play up at least one set of tees if not two....
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re: History buffs - what was the most impactful migration of peoples - AbuTheMonkey
Germanic groups into the Western Roman Empire. The world would look very, very different if that hadn’t happened or if that had happened in a different way. Arabs into North Africa and the Eastern Med is up there, too....
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re: Infant beats Covid after 9 week battle - AbuTheMonkey
I'll add another perspective to this conversation: our little one is almost 12 weeks old and was born right in the middle of the peak of the pandemic in one of the worst-hit cities in the country, so we went through the whole rigmarole of quarantining beforehand, trying to be careful afterwards, bei...
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re: 2020 PGA Championship (Collin Morikawa WINS at -13) - AbuTheMonkey
[link=(https://twitter.com/_conjob321/status/1291471402093117440)]Bruce Post-Round[/link] I believe Brooks allocates time in each day to specifically troll Bryson....
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re: U.S. Worse Off Than Russia, Mexico in 2020 Economic Misery Ranking - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: Wait you mean to tell me that people aren't happy when they're working longer hours than ever before with less benefits and less vacation time for the same or less pay than ever before all while the buying power of the dollar shrinks by the day? Other places enjoy guaranteed vacati...
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re: TPC Harding Park: Weather Forecast for PGA Championship - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: Tiger and J Day are screwed with that forecast... Man, I really liked both of them in tier 2 of my pool but this does make you think. Day has been sneakily playing really good golf. Who do you guys like at this besides the usual suspects?[/quote] Max Homa has been playin...
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re: If we cloned ancient human DNA would they be deficient today? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: However, there is one organ that didn’t become modern until about 60,000 years ago, the brain. That’s when the “light of creativity” came on in our ancestors. Creative Man began to use symbology and language at a hyper level. I think that was cultural rather than physiological. The b...
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re: All the California bashing here - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Can I get a link to fact check this? [/quote] Yea, I am getting at least another 5 - 8 states with a larger economy than the SF Bay area just on a quick Google search. Massachusetts New Jersey Pennsylvania Virginia North Carolina Georgia Ohio Michigan Washington ...all have ...
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re: Better College Football RB Duo? Bush & White vs. McFadden & Jones - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Reggie Brooks and Jerome Bettis together in the backfield at Notre Dame in the early 90s was pretty damn good too.[/quote] The 1990 team had: - Jerome Bettis - Ricky Watters - Reggie Brooks - Dorsey Levens - Rocket Ismail - Rodney Culver - Jeff Burris - Tony Brooks...
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re: When the chips are down Notre Dame comes running home to momma ACC - AbuTheMonkey
Nah. No, we don't. We will never join the ACC full time. I don't know why Clemson fans in particular seem fixated upon this, but it's true. If in the 1 in a million chance we ever join a conference full time, we will negotiate an exit and join the Big Integer. But that likelihood is very sl...
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re: US Military question(s): Do all branches train snipers? - AbuTheMonkey
I'll add another perspective: I was an infantry officer who utilized our snipers all the time both in combat and in training. If your kid is dead set on doing it, tell him to prioritize the service, branch, and (if Army) unit that he really wants to be a part of and go from there. To be a snip...
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re: Italian vs. Sicilian - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: True Turks look more like orientals, look at Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Many of the Turks I’ve met look Greek, or even Roman, they have the faces you see in ancient mosaics. [/quote] "Turk" as in Anatolian Turkey is really a mish-mash of a bunch of different ethnicities (Gr...
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re: Italian vs. Sicilian - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: People from North Africa are Arabs, not black people. Outside of Egypt, they're really Berbers/Maghrebi. I think you'd piss off a Tunisian if you called him Arab.[/quote] North Africa is complicated, to be honest. Tunisians, to your example, definitely consider themselves to ...
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re: Italian vs. Sicilian - AbuTheMonkey
Similar to a famous quote about the Pyrenees, "Africa begins below the Liri". Central and northern Italy are very much a part of the Central (Austrian/Germanic/Swiss) and Western (French) European sphere, have been for 1,500+ years, and their history, heritage, culture, cuisine, ethnicity, and so...
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re: Well... Well.... Well.. Look who comes crawling back. It's Zimbabwe. - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: I wonder if South Africa is paying attention here? Who would have ever guessed that in 2020 Algeria with a 99% muslim population would have the highest HDI score in the African continent. And every single one of the old UK territories would have completely fricked up everythin...
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re: Guy lists top 5 worst duty stations in the Army - AbuTheMonkey
Fayetteville itself is obviously no great shakes but it's not [i]that[/i] bad. You are two hours from the beach, an hour from Raleigh/Chapel Hill, two hours from Charlotte, and like 30 minutes from some of the best golf in the world. Without taking the unit into account, I'd much rather be the...
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re: Who here has shot in the 60s? - AbuTheMonkey
Several times in tournaments (state level junior tours and AJGA) as a kid. I also shot a 70 with two double bogeys (the first hole and the last hole) in a tournament as well; that was probably the best competitive round I’ve ever played. Have had plenty of sub-70 rounds on various courses just scr...
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