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Who will win the 2012 All-Star Game?

Poll ended at Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:15 am

NL
6
21%
AL
22
79%
 
Total votes : 28

Re: All-Star Break Cheering, Venting, The Derby, & Home Fiel

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:49 pm

thatguy27 wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:
thatguy27 wrote:So, I get that a meme is a humorous picture with text, but where did the name come from? I'd never heard of it until Hort started posting them left and right (to everyone's delight!).

Wikipedia wrote:The word meme is a shortening (modeled on gene) of mimeme (from Ancient Greek μίμημα Greek pronunciation: [míːmɛːma] mīmēma, "something imitated", from μιμεῖσθαι mimeisthai, "to imitate", from μῖμος mimos "mime")[4] and it was coined by the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene (1976)[1][5] as a concept for discussion of evolutionary principles in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena. Examples of memes given in the book included melodies, catch-phrases, fashion and the technology of building arches.[6]

Interesting, and thanks for the explanation. When did it become popular to use the term to describe these humorous pictures with text on the internet? There are all sorts of internet phrases that I'm not familiar with. i guess this is just the latest example of such phrases.
JTSluggers used to post them all the time in General Talk, 3, 4, 5 years ago, and they really didn't get any response. I thought they were so lame and stupid. Now I think they're hysterical. JTSluggers was a pioneer.
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Re: All-Star Break Cheering, Venting, The Derby, & Home Fiel

Postby thatguy27 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:39 pm

Marlins_________________ Date______Status______ Due Back_________________ Injury__________________Notes
Stanton, Giancarlo (RF)____07/08____Day-to-day__ Possibly early August__Loose bodies in right knee___Underwent successful knee
surgery on July 8.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/fantasy/injuries/#team146

Frickin' Marlins. Due back possibly a month from now, but his status is still day-to-day. Ugh, I've literally been checking every hour for the past three days and they've yet to DL him. Effers.
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Re: All-Star Break Cheering, Venting, The Derby, & Home Fiel

Postby BigUps » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:33 pm

ASB Moves in my Keeper (we only keep 2).

Konerko and Crawford for Cliff Lee
Starlin, Rasmus and Bauer for Sabathia, Hanley and Storen

Leaves me with:
C - McCann
1B - Prince
2B - Hill
SS - Hanley
3B - Beltre
OF - J. Upton
OF- Morse
OF - Craig
Util - Heyward
BN - Ruggiano
DL - Pedroia, VMart

SP - Hamels, Cain, Sabathia, Lee, Parker, Hellickson, Fiers, Worley
RP - Clippard, Storen, Castilla

I'm out of the playoffs by 8 games, so it was time to make a few moves (I lost Beachy, Luebke and McCarthy). Lets get the ASB over with already!
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Re: All-Star Break Cheering, Venting, The Derby, & Home Fiel

Postby bayside » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:28 am

thatguy27 wrote:Marlins_________________ Date______Status______ Due Back_________________ Injury__________________Notes
Stanton, Giancarlo (RF)____07/08____Day-to-day__ Possibly early August__Loose bodies in right knee___Underwent successful knee
surgery on July 8.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/fantasy/injuries/#team146

Frickin' Marlins. Due back possibly a month from now, but his status is still day-to-day. Ugh, I've literally been checking every hour for the past three days and they've yet to DL him. Effers.

dude, i think its pretty obvious that Miami is not going to officially place him on the DLuntil sometime on Friday, likely a few hours before game time.
what incentive do they have for doing it any sooner? :-?
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