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Author Topic: Daily Dose of Doom Thread  (Read 61429 times)

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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #450 on: June 11, 2019, 07:25:30 PM »

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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #451 on: June 14, 2019, 02:00:20 PM »
London Metal Exchange bans traders from daytime drinking

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jun/14/london-metal-exchange-bans-traders-from-daytime-drinking-alcohol

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It is understood the ban has been introduced partly because of a recent surge in trading, which has raised concerns that investor cash could be put at risk by drink.

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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #453 on: June 20, 2019, 08:57:47 AM »

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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #454 on: July 26, 2019, 02:02:42 PM »

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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #455 on: July 26, 2019, 09:22:20 PM »
Supposedly got closer to us than the moon.

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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #456 on: August 04, 2019, 07:45:24 PM »
didn't want to start a whole new thread on this, but never thought beer chugging athletes would become "a thing".  i realize it seems like a little harmless fun, but i think the media should leave this one just kinda fade away



  https://www.espn.co.uk/video/clip?id=27320800
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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #457 on: August 15, 2019, 03:29:15 AM »
didn't want to start a whole new thread on this, but never thought beer chugging athletes would become "a thing".  i realize it seems like a little harmless fun, but i think the media should leave this one just kinda fade away



  https://www.espn.co.uk/video/clip?id=27320800

I remember doing the Dinosaur Dash which had water/beer stations along the route. Running a 10 K with Miller sloshing around inside isn't the best idea. Actually, swilling Miller in any context is generally a suboptimal moment.

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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #458 on: August 16, 2019, 06:06:36 AM »
It was a lot easier chugging beer back in my college daze than it is now. Not only was I slightly younger then, but it's not easy chugging a hazy IPA with 7.2% ABV -- at least compared to chugging Miller Lite.
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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #459 on: August 16, 2019, 10:49:35 AM »
didn't want to start a whole new thread on this, but never thought beer chugging athletes would become "a thing".  i realize it seems like a little harmless fun, but i think the media should leave this one just kinda fade away



  https://www.espn.co.uk/video/clip?id=27320800

Beer chugging is best done when the sun is out on the prairie and your long golden locks are flowing in the breeze as you pick flowers to make herbal tea.

As every Fifi Beta knows the beer ultimately cascades out of the little chute which nourishes the earth and completes the circle of life.

Cue the harp music please


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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #460 on: August 29, 2019, 08:32:23 PM »
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-mental-undergrads/depression-anxiety-rising-among-us-college-students-idUSKCN1VJ25Z

Suicidal thinking, severe depression and rates of self-injury among U.S. college students more than doubled over less than a decade. The rate of moderate to severe depression rose from 23.2% in 2007 to 41.1% in 2018, while rates of moderate to severe anxiety rose from 17.9% in 2013 to 34.4% in 2018.

Brutal.

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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #461 on: August 30, 2019, 12:21:49 AM »
With all this doom can you blame them?
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #462 on: August 30, 2019, 07:56:49 AM »
With all this doom can you blame them?

Those stats closely track Arby's revenue. 

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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #463 on: August 30, 2019, 09:56:01 AM »
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-mental-undergrads/depression-anxiety-rising-among-us-college-students-idUSKCN1VJ25Z

Suicidal thinking, severe depression and rates of self-injury among U.S. college students more than doubled over less than a decade. The rate of moderate to severe depression rose from 23.2% in 2007 to 41.1% in 2018, while rates of moderate to severe anxiety rose from 17.9% in 2013 to 34.4% in 2018.

Brutal.

Not surprising.  Back in my day, we didn't have social media to reinforce how pitiful and meaningless our lives were.
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« Reply #464 on: August 30, 2019, 10:07:20 AM »
Not surprising.  Back in my day, we didn't have social media to reinforce how pitiful and meaningless our lives were.

So much this. 
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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #465 on: August 30, 2019, 11:28:41 AM »
I spoke those stats to my wife, and her reaction was the same: Social media is to blame.

It's hard to believe a complex subject could be boiled down to something that simple, though. 

Like "just keep your kids off Snapchat and they'll be fine" seems too easy.

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« Reply #466 on: August 30, 2019, 12:56:14 PM »
I spoke those stats to my wife, and her reaction was the same: Social media is to blame.

It's hard to believe a complex subject could be boiled down to something that simple, though. 

Like "just keep your kids off Snapchat and they'll be fine" seems too easy.

You'd need to kick everyone else's kids off snapchat too.

It's not the only thing, but I agree it is the biggest culprit
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The courage to change the things I can,
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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #467 on: August 30, 2019, 01:13:00 PM »
You'd need to kick everyone else's kids off snapchat too.

It's not the only thing, but I agree it is the biggest culprit

I blame the snowplow parents.

If have structured your kid's life so that they have never encountered adversity of any kind, that is a recipe for disaster when they have to solve their own problems and have no tools to do so.

Just this week, parents were posting on the Marquette Parents Facebook page complained that the air conditioning in Humphrey was too cold, that they should have crossing guards on Wisconsin Avenue, and they don't have guardrails on all the upper bunks in the dorms.
Have some patience, FFS.

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« Reply #468 on: August 30, 2019, 01:32:48 PM »
I blame the snowplow parents.

If have structured your kid's life so that they have never encountered adversity of any kind, that is a recipe for disaster when they have to solve their own problems and have no tools to do so.
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I >hope< I wouldn't be considered a snowplow parent -- but I can see why those requests were made.

My kids are 11 and 13 and sometimes it's just so much fargging easier for me to take care of problems than explaining and re-explaining and convincing and asking and re-asking then finally demanding and re-demanding them take care of something.

My powers of demanding action (outside of Scoop?) are severely lacking, much to my exasperation.   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


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« Reply #469 on: August 30, 2019, 01:49:30 PM »
I >hope< I wouldn't be considered a snowplow parent -- but I can see why those requests were made.

My kids are 11 and 13 and sometimes it's just so much fargging easier for me to take care of problems than explaining and re-explaining and convincing and asking and re-asking then finally demanding and re-demanding them take care of something.

My powers of demanding action (outside of Scoop?) are severely lacking, much to my exasperation.   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Seriously?  If they texted you complaining that they were chilly in their dorm room, you wouldn't have just told them to put on a friggin' hoodie?
Have some patience, FFS.

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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #470 on: August 30, 2019, 01:51:17 PM »
Seriously?  If they texted you complaining that they were chilly in their dorm room, you wouldn't have just told them to put on a friggin' hoodie?

Complaining that the air conditioning is too effective in a dorm room? Christ...

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« Reply #471 on: August 30, 2019, 02:37:13 PM »
I >hope< I wouldn't be considered a snowplow parent -- but I can see why those requests were made.

My kids are 11 and 13 and sometimes it's just so much fargging easier for me to take care of problems than explaining and re-explaining and convincing and asking and re-asking then finally demanding and re-demanding them take care of something.

My powers of demanding action (outside of Scoop?) are severely lacking, much to my exasperation.   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

 11 and 13 year olds are still in training.  by the time they get to college?  should be less need for plowing.  i know i know, it's many of the parents who are the problem.  either their parents did not do a sufficient job or their kids "knew everything" already
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Re: Daily Dose of Doom Thread
« Reply #472 on: August 30, 2019, 06:50:36 PM »
Complaining that the air conditioning is too effective in a dorm room? Christ...

Wait, MU dorms have aircon now? Such a puzzling engineering problem now to determine which room is blowing their hookah exhaust into the air return.

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« Reply #473 on: August 30, 2019, 07:26:38 PM »
   "hookah" safer than vaping?  haven't heard of any of those hookah bongs exploding
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« Reply #474 on: August 30, 2019, 07:56:16 PM »
Wait, MU dorms have aircon now? Such a puzzling engineering problem now to determine which room is blowing their hookah exhaust into the air return.

But if we had air in the beer can, we never would have had the good fortune to smell the tanneries on a hot day.
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