Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Married Three or More Times? Probably in a Red State

http://www.bloomberg.com/visual-data/best-and-worst/most-residents-thrice-wed-or-more-states

Of the top 5 -- all are red.
Of the top 25 -- 19 are red (and I am counting Florida and Nevada as blue).

Of the 25 states with the fewest serial divorcers, 20 are blue. 

Family values?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Derrick Williams v. Mbah a Moute -- Stats

http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=1&p1=mbahalu01&y1=2014&p2=willide02&y2=2014

Williams has a greater scoring upside, but struggles in just about every other aspect of the game.  Mbah a Moute is what he is - good defender, just OK in every other aspect of the game.  His reputation is he will play hard, which is definitely NOT a reputation Derrick Williams has gained with the Timberwolves coaching staff.

Great Night For LeBron, But He is No..........Kiki Vandeweghe

So LeBron last night retakes the #1 spot (sorry Chris Paul) in the NBA in Win Shares Per 48 (.300) by putting up the ridiculous line of:

33 minutes
11-14 from the field
11-11 from the line
35 points

Which, of course, leads me to ask how often that line has been registered recently -- 33 or fewer minutes, 35 points, 14 or fewer shots, 100% from the line.  Answer

David Wesley and Kiki Vandeweghe put up BETTER lines.  And Vandeweghe's line was absolutely ridiculous.  in a 1988 game against Golden State, Kiki came off the Portland bench to register all of these stats IN 20 MINUTES OF PLAY!!!

It helps when your club is killing the opponent and scoring 147.  But still....

Is Kiki's bench effort the greatest scoring barrage since the basketball-reference.com database's start in 1985-86?  Maybe.  http://bkref.com/tiny/iTQvg  (San) Quintin Dailey in 1986 put up 38 points in 21 minutes of a game against the Knicks.  Remarkably, Dailey's 16-29 Bulls lost to the 15-29 Knicks as Patrick Ewing's 37 offset Dailey's outburst.  (Given the 1986 date and his absence in the box score, Michael Jordan must have been out with his broken foot).

Monday, November 25, 2013

Advice On Handling a Gay Son

DEAR AMY:
I recently discovered that my son, who is 17, is a homosexual. We are part of a church group and I fear that if people in that group find out they will make fun of me for having a gay child. He won’t listen to reason, and he will not stop being gay. I feel as if he is doing this just to get back at me for forgetting his birthday for the past three years — I have a busy work schedule. Please help him make the right choice in life by not being gay. He won’t listen to me, so maybe he will listen to you. -- Feeling Betrayed


DEAR BETRAYED:
You could teach your son an important lesson by changing your own sexuality to show him how easy it is. Try it for the next year or so: Stop being a heterosexual to demonstrate to your son that a person’s sexuality is a matter of choice — to be dictated by one’s parents, the parents’ church and social pressure. I assume that my suggestion will evoke a reaction that your sexuality is at the core of who you are. The same is true for your son. He has a right to be accepted by his parents for being exactly who he is.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Anthony Davis -- Off to a Red-Hot Start

Anthony Davis is slightly ahead of LeBron for #1 OVERALL in WS/48.

(Kevin Love has had 2 straight just OK games, dropping his ridiculous .324 WS/48 figure down under .27)

Anthony Davis's line of 20/10/1.9/4 is a line that only 2 guys have made multiple times since 1975 (when they started counting blocks).   David Robinson and Hakeem Olajuwon.

http://bkref.com/tiny/kikLV

The interesting thing about Robinson and Olauwon is that their career stats are very similar (Hakeem played many more games, Robinson has a slight edge in advanced per-minute stats) AND their greatest defensive season (Robinson age 27, Hakeem age 26) featured almost identical steals plus blocks totals (Robinson 6.8, Hakeem 6.7).

Davis is 20 years old. 



John Boehner Signs Up Successfully for ObamaCare

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/21/john-boehner-enroll-obamacare_n_4319933.html

What a moron.  You don't want to give the other side concretet evidence that you can easily sign up for the program.  Do your signup quietly and inconspicuously and rely upon reports from unknown "others" who have "tried" to sign up but "can't."

You are now left with three arguments:  1) I guess I was wrong; 2) I am a computer genius; or 3) the people who cannot sign on are morons.

For Boehner, I would go with #1.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ashley Greene - sued

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/19/ashley-greene-sued_n_4301539.html

I would be absolutely the worst lawyer for people suing Ashley Greene.  I would settle the case in return for sexual favors (or even favor) for me.  I would be disbarred, and I would absolutely care not one iota. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xLEqzA3paU




Monday, November 18, 2013

Melissa Bachman Pics

She is apparently in trouble for killing a male lion and posting the pic.  After reviewing her pics, I have determined that I do not care.  I will consider the dead lion to be the real life equivalent of Scar from The Lion King.

M
innesota girl.

Wal-Mart Asks for Food Donations for Its Workers

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/18/1256459/-Walmart-Holds-Food-Drive-For-Its-Own-Employees

Henry Ford believed that his workers should make enough to buy cars.  Wal-Mart understands that its pays its workers so little that they cannot afford food.

sigh....

Friday, November 15, 2013

Dai Macedo - Miss Butt Brazil

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/14/dai-macedo-miss-bum-bum-2013_n_4276120.html

By not drinking, and not eating sweets, and having liposuction, she got her ass DOWN to a 42 inch ass.  Wow. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The 7 Guys With More Points, Rebounds AND Assists Than LeBron James

1Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*19701989TOTNBA15606255744615837283071186712930429759394174405660116031892527465738387.559.056.721273.4
2Michael Jordan*19852003TOTNBA10721039410111219224537581177873278772166850046672563325148932924278332292.497.327.835214.0
3Oscar Robertson*19611974TOTNBA104043886950819620769491857120878049887774293126710.485.838189.2
4Kobe Bryant19972013LALNBA123910914539011024243011637487979329468143051456575588718286193719316431617.454.336.838173.3
5LeBron James20042014TOTNBA77377230665763415539103430544983667295346445597536013286512555145321285.491.339.747154.0
6Larry Bird*19801992BOSNBA89787034443859117334649172739604471175772178974569515567552816227921791.496.376.886145.8
7Clyde Drexler*19841998TOTNBA108695037537833517673827260346985962261540626677612522077192977328522195.472.318.788135.6
8John Havlicek*19631978BOSNBA127046471105132393053696589610138980076114476117204328126395.439.815131.7




 

ObamaCare at Over 106,000 Paid sign-ups, Plus hundreds of thousands more in Medicaid enrollment

The classic 'Ha ha, only 6 people signed up" line of the GOP will have to wait for another day.  Counting Medicaid expansion, over 500,000 people have been helped already by this law.  millions more will follow.

I get a kick out of the GOP hearings on why the Web site doesn't work -- isn't this akin to me holding hearings on why someone hasn't shot me or one of my family members?  "What the fuck is wrong with you people!?!?  You told me I would be shot TODAY and yet, here I am still, unharmed."  If something you HATE and want REPEALED isn't working, wouldn't the proper response be to do nothing and hope that it never works?  Another analogy:  "Hey, opposing basketball coach, why are you not lining up your team properly against my zone press?  I am offended.  I want answers."  Don't you, instead, just keep your mouth shut and hope the guy never figures it out?

And at the end of the day,  what exactly is the GOP "win" here if the system fails?  "YES!  YES!!  More people will have no health coverage and will be more unhealthy and go to the emergency room more!!   Yes!!'     Is this really a winning campaign point?

Mary Landrieu has introduced a Senate bill, by the by, that would let people with horseshit non-insurance policies that are non-compliant with ObamaCare keep those policies so long as their insurance company offers them under the same exact criteria.  The Republican response -- we will filibuster that bill.

Dirk Passes Jerry West in career Points

while one guy was a 6'4' combo guard and one is a 6'11" combo forward, take a look at their Win Shares per48 both regular season and playoffs:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=1&p1=nowitdi01&y1=2014&p2=westje01&y2=1974

Virtually identical.

Todd Christenson - Dead at 57. American Gladiators Re-Runs Will Never Be The Same.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/13/todd-christensen-dead-raiders_n_4268449.html

Monday, November 11, 2013

Kevin Love - Staring Pretty Hard at a League MVP

Love at 27/14/4.  Similar seasons?  Kareem, Wilt, Elgin Baylor.  That is it.  And that was back in the day when these guys played 43+ MPG and the pace of play was higher (there were more available points and rebounds).

Certainly no one would confuse Kevin Love's game with how Wilt/Kareem/Elgin Baylor played.  The one guy who seems most similar is Bob McAdoo.  In his 1974-75 MVP season, Bob McAdoo went 34-14-2 (with 3.2 steals+blocks).  His Win Shares per 48 were .242.

Kevin Love's Win Shares per 48 right now are .326.  That is a higher number than Wilt's 1963-64 season in which he was the MVP and put up one of the 4 best statistical seasons of all-time (arguably the best - as previously noted, Wilt's #2 option was Tom Meschery, and that team made the NBA finals).

In the history of the game, only 1 guy has ever attempted over 5 threes a game and had a WS/48 number of over .3.  LeBron James in his Cleveland days had one such season (5.1 threes attempted).  Love is attempting 6.7 threes a game.  No one has ever cleared .224 WS/48 while attempting over 6 threes a game (Kobe reached .224, Ryan Anderson .219, James Harden .206).  Love is playing at a level 33% above the best level ever achieved while hoisting 6+ threes a game.

So will the Wolves finish 58-24?  Only if Love can keep up this pace, but it is a pace that the league has never seen and one that seems basically impossible to maintain.  If he does, he will be unanimous league MVP.

HM

Genetics and Hard Work = Results -- Michelle Jenneke



Thursday, November 07, 2013

What A Woman Will Do If You Can Get Her Blood Alcohol Content to .216

http://loganville.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/report-couple-caught-having-sex-in-waffle-house-parking-lot

The comments to the story are also hilarious.  I enjoyed the Dean Martin line that, "You are not too drunk if you can still hold on to the floor..."

Anti-Gay Discrimination In Employment? It is a Bedrock Principle of GOP Groups!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/social-conservatives-flummoxed-by-senate-gop-silence-on-lgbt

Now, imagine this - I create a religion and in it I say, "I really hate gay people."  You may assume that this is even the entire premise of my religion. 

So - should I be required to allow gay people to be part of my church?  Probably not.  Should I be forced to hire them to teach church school?  Probably not.  These protections for my bigoted religion are in the bill just passed by the Senate.

Why are GOP gay-hating groups so upset?  Because they wanted a provision in the law that would allow anyone running any business whatsoever to discriminate against gay people, so long as that person was willing to say, "My religious philosophy tells me to hate gays."

Where do we allow this?  If I want to handle snakes can I come into work and make my employees handle snakes?  Can I let the snakes loose in the corridors of my office?  

What if, like the days pre-1971, the Mormon church says black people are descendants of Cain and should not be allowed in the church.  Should Mitt Romney be allowed to disallow any hiring of blacks in any business associated with Bain Capital? 

Are there really that many people in America who despise gay people so much that they want them all unemployed?  If so, watch some Cinemax AfterDark from the late 1980s and maybe you will come around. 

Of course, like anything, the true haters are a very small sliver.  The really dangerous people come in the following order (5 being least danagerous, up to 1):

5) the people who just don't want gay marriage in their church and see the slippery slope;
4) the people who really honestly believe they should have freedom to hire and fire anyone they want for whatever reason;
3) the people who really hate gay people that much;
2) the people using anti-gay rhetoric for personal political gain; and
1) the billionaires funding #2 because they need Republicans to get elected so they can pay lower taxes.

Wow, what a terrible start for the rookie class

http://bkref.com/tiny/iBB4Q

Only 5 guys playing over 20 minutes a game, with three of those guys playing horribly.

Michael Carter-Williams is on pace to have 8 Win Shares.  At the current pace, that would be about 7 Win Shares more than any other rookie.

#1 overall pick Anthony Bennett (who appears about 6'4" and 290 pounds) finally made his first NBA basket last night.  The 3 made him 1 for 20 overall and 1 for 11 from 3.

Anthony, I am looking for your skill set, but it might be hidden under 30 pounds of blubber.

Dirk Nowitzki Drunk