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  1. Applications end next Friday, please get them in if you are interested!
  2. Yes, as do I. That comment specifically, and really most of that post, was not directed towards you. General gripes/venting, that was just the trigger.
  3. No... I did not and do not pay enough attention to play CCSLC crisis hotline. I was more insinuating the political ranting/raving than anything else, from cursory viewing the fanbase has a lean and style that would welcome the absurdity of it compared to what he would get here. So, yes, they would probably be more "kind" in that sense than the response he got here. It was an offhand comment... didn't know I would get cherry-picked from the whole kit and caboodle of his how-ever-many posts, but I guess that's what I'm doing too. If this is intended to be some sort of comparison, I find it ridiculous that it could even be insinuated that the general sentiment here, on these boards - i.e. no private PMs, no single quotations of support - towards Tank and his newfound fame is any iota of "kind, friendly, supportive," and all the other synonyms. The ones who do are outliers. You could jump to any page here, scroll a few posts down and find an insult or two. Not like it was any different outside of this thread when he was still here, it just wasn't so public. In fact, I don't think it's crazy to think that if the Barstool readership knew about the kind of responses we gave him, and especially if they saw this thread, they would think we are the one's who are offside. This is just my general gripe with this entire thread. It's like an ex the board can't get over: talking to his circle of friends how bad she was in bed, how crazy and psychotic she was, how she had really strange quirks. If the boards were a person they could use a restraining order.
  4. Really? I think the opposite would be true (if "crowd" means readership, not his employers).
  5. I agree, the n logo is much better. Make the first one a primary, remove the N, create a better fleur de lis shape, and I think it's a winner.
  6. Bumping this thread. Deadline for applications is June 16th.
  7. ITT: "I don't fully and completely understand this sport, and I don't want to spend the time to learn about it, so therefore I hate it and I don't get why anyone would like it"
  8. The IHA is looking for three replacement owners for the upcoming 2016/17 NHL season. Prospective owners who meet the 6 month/500 post fantasy sports requirement can apply here. If you happen to have any questions, I can be reached via PM.
  9. I've heard that's somewhat becoming standard practice for Kickstarter projects requiring large-scale production, especially ambitious ones. I've funded art projects, expanding pottery studios, etc. I don't think I'd ever fund a tech/product start up for this very reason, I've heard too many stories like this one.
  10. The reason I went to Japan was because my GF won a travel award for her thesis work. We did a lot of architecture stuff that centered around Tadao Ando, a world renowned architect known for his use of concrete and his emphasis on procession through the site and building. He's from Osaka, so most of his work is in the area. Church of the Light and Water Temple were the highlights, but they're both treks, and probably only cool if you are into architecture. I just liked the vibe of the city more than Tokyo, Dotonbori is a cool area. We ate at Ichiban Ramen a few times, feel like you should try to get out there at least once. It is a very unique dining experience, it's quick, and would be great if you are travelling alone and need a bit of solace, which is totally understandable given how crowded the downtown can get. I imagine you could get Kobe beef in Osaka proper, but we were in Kobe for other reasons and had some there. That was a must-do for me. The robot sushi joints are pretty cool but the food where we went wasn't the greatest... but where else can ya get sushi on a conveyor belt. Yakitori, soba, udon, nigiri - the food is so, so great in Japan. Also, the bidet toilets. Genius. I miss them so much. Take full advantage, because you sure aren't getting that treatment in China.
  11. I spent 4 months in China, 2 1/2 of which were in Shanghai. Going to build off what Gobbi said: Alternatively to the SWFC, get a drink at the top of the Jin Mao tower, one of the three megaskyscrapers (I did both, and it sucks paying and getting to the top of the SWFC on a smoggy/foggy day, which happens quite often). Other than those tall towers, skip Pudong. It sucks. Stay in the old city. Definitely do the French Concession. The Propaganda Poster Art Centre is a very small two-room museum but it is very cool, and not "government gimmicky" like say, the Science and Tech museum. Also some great microbreweries there, surprisingly: Shanghai Brewery, Boxing Cat Shelter is a really cool bar that is underground in a decomissioned bomb shelter. I went to a few Shenhua games as well. Cool experience. Easy to find a ticket from a scalper. You must have Xiaolongbao (Shanghai soup dumplings). Also, if you see any Chinese Muslim places, pop in. One of the many great surprises I had in China, the food is really good and super unique. Get jianbing in the morning, it's like a Chinese savoury breakfast wrap. Try the BBQ street food late night. They have stuff on skewers in refrigerators, you take out what you want and they grill it for you. I crave this often. Echoing the stuff about People's Square/E Nanjing. The Bund is the coolest part of the city IMO. Phonetically for a North American: 1-10 is ee, are, sun, suh, woo, lyo, chi, bah, jyo, shuur. Hello is knee how, thank you is shya-shya, how much is dwo shao. In Beijing, make your way out to the Great Wall, and check out the places in the centre of the city (Tienanmen, Forbidden City). Sanlitun is a good area for nightlife and I would personally recommend Heaven Supermarket. Also went to Tokyo which was cool, although I must say I loved Osaka. A lot of cool subcultures I enjoy at home that are also huge in Japan and sought out there (film photography, technical wear, raw denim). If you have any sort of things you nerd out about, do some research and see if it's a thing in Japan, because they really do it up. I recommend trying okonomiyaki. Went here to find a NPB hat to bring back and they seem to really love Western tourists there, if you're up for that sort of thing.
  12. I love the chain but I think the crest would be vastly improved if they weren't only radii of the main circle and more of the shapes seen in a realistic chain, and even in a dark grey or silver (if you feel so inclined to add that in, but I can see it in my mind's eye being a metallic stitching and looking great in-person). I think you can really accentuate the chain here, it seems like a key piece but underdeveloped IMO. I got the I-Beam connection right away, looks great. Kit is clean and reminds me of Hull, which is probably appropriate.
  13. It's amazing that we have to use the consequences of the actions of a child as an analogy for that of a full-grown adult.
  14. I've come back to read this thread on numerous occasions and I feel as though every time I do I have to keep reminding myself that this is actually real. Good for Frank, I guess? For being known as the "Crazy Mets Fan"? I wouldn't like to be the Crazy Anything. I'm not too sure what the long-term gain is here but at least he seems to be enjoying himself.
  15. Even though there are a lot of Bills fans in the GTA, I still believe that series failed because it was the Buffalo Bills. I am of the firm belief that Toronto would get behind a Toronto NFL team, it's a great sports town as long as you're either a. a winner or b. playing hockey. The CFL is such a non-starter in modern Toronto that it's not a great barometer for the potential success of the NFL (you didn't say that, but that's the argument some use). This is all conjecture and hypothesis, and not to sound like I would support the idea of the NFL to Toronto, but the way some Torontonians think about the city of Buffalo... to me it is no surprise why those "home games" failed. Toronto does not care for sloppy seconds, and frankly it's the same reason why I think the Argos don't do well in Toronto anymore... it's not the big event.