I have a wooden bench that I inherited from my Grandparents. I used to sit on it with them on their porch when I was little, and we'd talk, sing, read, or just watch the neighborhood. After my Grandpa died, and my Grandma moved into an assisted living home, my Aunt and Cousins raided the home basically for anything with value to claim as "theirs". My Grandma had dementia, so she didn't put up a fight. However, they ignored the bench, because it was old, and pretty worn looking, so I happily claimed it. I had it repaired and restored, and now it sits on my back porch during the summer.
Over the summer, I had a couple friends over outside for a socially distanced hangout, and invited my friend Catherine. Catherine is very overweight, and is very involved in the body positivity and HAES scene. I don't know much about it, aside from what she talks about when we're hanging around. I had asked everyone to bring their own lawn chairs, but she didn't bring one. She pointed to the bench and said "I'll just sit there". I said "Hey that bench is pretty old, I'm not sure how stable it is. Let me get you a patio chair."
So I went over to get a patio chair, and she calls out saying "Don't worry about it, I'll just sit here", and then I hear a loud crack, and I turn around to see her trying to pick herself up off the porch, with one of the bench legs and a couple spindles on the back were snapped. I got upset and said "What the fuck, I told you not to use that bench", she got embarrassed and left.
After people left, I inspected the damage, and the whole side of the bench was going to be needing repair. I took it back to the carpenter that I originally had restore it, and he said he'd be able to repair it, but to match up the wood, he might have to strip the stain and redo the whole bench. I asked him for a quote for each scenario, and both came out pretty expensive.
I reached out to Catherine to see how she was doing, and to awkwardly broach the subject of repairing it, and she lost her shit. Telling me I'm fat-shaming her over "an old piece of shit bench" that I should have thrown out if it "can't support the weight of a normal-sized adult". I said "Catherine, you're not a normal-sized adult". She told me to fuck off and hung up.
Then of course she took to Social Media with passive aggressive posts saying "If $500 to repair a bench is the cost to find out who's a toxic piece of shit in your life, then it's money well spent." Obviously people... keep reading on reddit ➡
So, she walks over and takes a seat next to him on the bench, turns to him and says, "Sorry to bother you. I know this may be a little forward but I would love to grab coffee with you some time."
Flattered, the man responds, "Sure... but what makes you so certain you and I would get along so well?"
"Well..." the woman says. "A couple things, actually. I noticed you were wearing an Iron Maiden t-shirt. Iron Maiden are my favorite band of all time. When they went on their reunion tour in 1999, my parents took me to see them in Cleveland. I was 12 years old and it was the first concert I ever went to. I absolutely love Iron Maiden."
The man can't believe it.
"I saw them play Cleveland in '99! First concert I ever went to on my own. My best friend Jimmy Spitz and I told our parents we were sleeping at each others' houses, snuck out, took a bus into the city and saw them play at the Plain Dealer Pavillion!"
Naturally, they're both shocked.
"If that isn't weird enough..." says the woman. "I noticed you're reading Mark Twain. I was a communications major in university and I actually wrote my thesis on Mark Twain and how he used satire as a lens to comment on current events of the time, comparing him to satirical news sources of today. He's my favorite author."
Now the man is really taken aback, "Get out of here! I was an English major in university! I specialized in 19th century American literature and this is like my fourth or fifth time reading Tom Sawyer, I absolutely love Mark Twain."
They both can't believe it...this has got to be a match made in heaven.
"Ok..." the woman says. "Well, buckle up because here's the icing on the cake. I noticed you're eating a prune. Prunes are my absolute favorite fruit. When I was a kid, my grandfather lived on a farm. He had an orchard that mainly grew apples and some lemons, but he knew how much my sister and I loved prunes so he kept a couple of plum trees. Every year at the end of the summer, we'd go up and harvest the plums with him. He'd dry them and by the time we'd go back to his place for Thanksgiving he'd always have those prunes saved just for us. They're my favorite fruit! I love prunes, you're eating a prune, this has got to be fate. What do you say?"
The man puts down his fruit and responds,
"It's a date!"
Maybe stop playing Lou will, Reggie Jackson and Luke Kennard together and you won’t have give up so points.
Since the ball has left lou’s hand as a major usage contributor he’s been jacking up terrible shots left and right (last season 2nd on the team in usage. This year 6-7th)
The Clipper bench is a -266 in 10 games. That's the worst in the NBA. The next worst is the Minnesota Timberwolves at -192.
The data might be skewed because of the Mavs loss, but it's still bad. They were outscored 146-84 in the last three games. Needs a major fix.
And Betrayal is the tip of the iceberg. This game had too many core systems as of Legion. Now Harvest is back and Heist is core, and the Atlas has become even more complicated than it was previously.
At what point is enough enough? At what point do we get to just play the game instead of constantly having to redo chores from previous leagues to just get back to being able to do what we were able to do before?
Anthony Edwards with 8/12 FGs, 2/3 3PTs and 2 steals combined for 18 points, a rebound and an assit off the bench
Translation from the first video:
Probably they will investigate further in order to find proof on alleged xenophobic comments towards Romanian referees
L.E: I would like to remind everyone (calling me racist,idiot etc) that I am not taking any side in this argument, I think it is premature to draw conclusions. I am just providing a Romanian article about the incident with 2 recordings and a translation for the first one since it contains parts in Romanian language.
Last night when Markieff Morris went after Demarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis came on to the court. NBA rules are that if you come onto the court during an altercation, it is an automatic one game suspension. The NBA has a long history of being rather strict with this specific rule. Will Anthony Davis be suspended for a game?
Edit: link to tweet with video of altercation.
After Talen Horton-Tucker drained another 3 to give him 31 points and counting, LeBron James got up from the bench and yelled "Stop it! Stop it!" in disbelief and then took off his mask and spiked it on his seat to punctuate his pleasure with the 2nd year player.
Assembling a team is hard enough and some people are not sure wether they can commit to the time window or not. Sometimes games can get really tiring or sometimes players can only play 2 matches or so. So Clash should allow teams to recruit players on the bench and field five players before each match. The enemy team can then scout those fielded players and not worry about the benched ones so there wouldn't be extra work for them.
What do you think of the idea? Should all players be rewarded too? I think if benched worlds players get their skins and glory for the worlds title then it should be fair that all players would get items no?
Why is this important?
On Yahoo you can drop a player who has already played and pick up a free agent as long as they're on your bench. If one of your weekly starters gets a season ending injury you will be able to drop them straight away and pick up someone else. If you leave that player in your lineup you will have to wait until the waivers clear to be able to drop them