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Posted at 12:11am
re: Adrian Peterson Allegedly Beat Another Kid (42 comments)

You’re right, it’s completely fair to point out that players in the NFL, where the average salary is $1.9 million, commit less crime than the population at large. “You don’t see NFL players robbing liquor stores, do you? Or selling drugs on street corners? Or snatching purses?”

The fact of the matter is that a good proportion of crime, perhaps a majority of it, is economic in nature (robbery, selling drugs to make a living, etc.), and when you’re making a seven-figure salary, you’re not generally going to commit those crimes. So, yes, the more apt comparison would be between NFL players and other people in their economic stratum.

Posted on Sep 16th
re: Adrian Peterson Allegedly Beat Another Kid (42 comments)

I’d say it’s along the same lines as the dipshittery of obsessing over your downvotes. “Someone voted what I said down? Who has the temerity…!”

Go ahead and downvote me, I don’t give a shit. Hell, there are people out there who give me a downvote every time they see my name.

Posted on Sep 16th
re: Adrian Peterson Allegedly Beat Another Kid (42 comments)

I love it when someone mistakes what started out as an obvious exaggeration for actual fact, and then uses that “fact” to draw a conclusion. News outlets place the tally of Adrian Peterson’s children at “at least 7.”

Posted on Sep 16th
re: On Adrian Peterson And 'Whooping' Kids (212 comments)

Actually, the “terrible human being” remark had a lot more to do with the “I would have dropped boulders on cars from the overpass if I knew I wouldn’t be spanked for it.” And two or three years’ worth of racist, misogynist, and other assorted comments you’ve treated us to.

Posted on Sep 15th
re: On Adrian Peterson And 'Whooping' Kids (212 comments)

Frontline makes most if not all of its shows available online, I guess because public television should belong to the public.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/league-of-denial/

Posted on Sep 15th
re: On Adrian Peterson And 'Whooping' Kids (212 comments)

Reading this thread, I’m amazed that people are only now realizing what a terrible human being Deacon Jones is.

Posted on Sep 15th
re: No, Beyonce Isn't Pregnant Again, Shut Up (13 comments)

If she wasn’t really pregnant the first time, then that headline is true whether or not she’s really pregnant now.

Edit: This reply makes more sense under Jimbo’s comment. Too bad I can’t use the Edit function to move it up there.

It would almost be worth dying if it shames Kanye and his antics and leads to national soul-searching that chastens concert audiences not to act like asshole puppets. Kind of like when those people got trampled to death when The Who played a festival-seating concert in Cincinnati and it led to the end of festival seating at rock concerts. WKRP in Cincinnati even devoted an episode to that incident—bonus! my death would be commemorated by a TV show.

What gets me (in addition to my rant above) is how the first thing Kanye associates “handicapped” with is special parking.
“Do you know who handicapped people are, Kanye?” “Yeah, man, they’re those peeps who get to park their rides in those special reserved spots. I guess because they’re missing a leg or something.”

They pay to go to Kanye concerts AND they’re expected to perform for him (“Stand up! I ain’t singin’ this song unless EVERYBODY’s standin’ up!”). Good thing for Kanye I’m not a concertgoing fan of his, because if I wanted to stay seated, I’ll goddamn stay seated. Stand up? Make me, motherfucker. And I’ll sue any fucking bodyguard who puts his hands on me.