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The ABCs Of The Super Bowl: Ads, Betting, And Consumption

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It's that day again. Some will fast forward through the game and watch the commercials (Top 5 most viral Ads below); others will have a stadium-pal installed early and elasticated waist-bands; and many will win (or lose) a fortune based on any number of random permutations of path-wise dependent scoring. However, presented for your viewing pleasure, the only three infographics needed for today: Of Beer and Bathroom Breaks, Super Bowl Bingo (drinking game), and the History of Super Bowl Betting Lines. Go Niners...

 

 

 

 

Most Viral Super Bowl Ads Of All Time (via Bloomberg BusinessWeek):

1. "The Force" -- Volkswagen, 56,012,882 views

The most shared ad of all time. The six-year-old actor in the spot, Max Page, had never seen a 'Star Wars' movie before filming the now-iconic commercial.

 

2. "Sexy & I Know It" -- M&M's, 22,267,015 views

This commercial introduced a new M&M character in the form of Ms. Brown, voiced by Vanessa Williams.

 

3. "The Dog Strikes Back" -- Volkswagen, 16,452,106 views

Most reviews of the commercial cheered its healthy message, but questioned the inclusion of the tail segment connecting the dog with the Star Wars cantina.

 

4. "Imported From Detroit" -- Chrysler, 15,835,360 views

Got a lot of flack for allegedly touting President Obama's auto bailout (which, considering it was voiced by Clint Eastwood, is insane).

 

5. "Matthew's Day Off" -- Honda, 16,514,669 views

Teasers from the commercial led to rampant rumors that a sequel to "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was in production.

 

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Sun, 02/03/2013 - 18:38 | 3211791 dick cheneys ghost
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49's will get the GOLD

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 18:48 | 3211818 FreeMktFisherMN
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LOL that faint connection to PMs puts me in the Niners corner. 

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 18:55 | 3211831 Cheesy Bastard
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Pure talent beats pure emotion.  Niners.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:10 | 3211859 trav777
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the niners are not really that good

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:28 | 3211900 knukles
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Hows about move 'em to Paris and change the name to Sixty Niners?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:51 | 3211942 Yen Cross
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Knuckes that was priceless.    ;-)

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:50 | 3212042 NewThor
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"Pure talent beats pure emotion.  Niners."

 

Cheesy Bastard the Paul Krugman of NFL calls. :)

 

Wow these creepy commercials are creepy.

And......

Game OVER

1:45 til the 1/2 time

Ed Reed knows how to run a defense.


Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:25 | 3212085 Pure Evil
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On the flip side, Stallone bombs at the box office, while Warm Bodies, "billed as a paranormal romantic comedy.......with a zombie who rescues.......a girl from imminent death at the hands of his fellow undead. An unlikely romance develops, setting off an unforeseen chain of events"

"The film hit its target demo of younger females - the group least interested in the Super Bowl. Women and girls made up 60 percent of the audience, while 65 percent of those buying tickets were younger than 25."

Shades of the future?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-report-warm-bodies-417659

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:40 | 3212112 ihedgemyhedges
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And the lights are OUT in the dome..............way to go NOLA............BACKWARD!!!!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:56 | 3212134 nmewn
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lol...HALF CIRCLE...just like a skeet shooting range.

What are the odds? ;-)

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:13 | 3212148 Pure Evil
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Well, I guess this was the only way to slow the momentum of the Ravens.

Laying on the ground and feigning injury must not be working anymore.

More than likely, this gives the NFL commish a chance to inform the zebra's that they need to call more flags against the Ravens so that the Gay Niners have a chance to win the game.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 23:11 | 3212363 nmewn
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This is the worst called Super Bowl I've ever seen.

The 9'ers are a second half team.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 01:47 | 3212598 wee-weed up
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With only a few exceptions, this year's Super Bowl commercials were the worst I've ever seen. Just not funny at all!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:16 | 3212176 knukles
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Halftie 50%?

In the good olde days instead of meaningless drivel probably accompanied by long deep subliminal programming following the Illuminati thick half time entertainment by one half (Oooops, half again as many times!) of the Offal Orifice's Foreign Policy team (The other half  being Jay-Z... or have you all forgotten already as commanded by your Reptilian Overseers?) they, the Ubiquitous They, would have cut to a wonderful Three Stooges short or a classic Warner Brothers cartoon.

Thems was the Good Olde Days before we all knew...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LCsiWL6gn0

 

PS.  And in any case, this blackout is the reason that we have people fighting for democracy freedom and whatever all over the world... to make sure the lights don't go out... (snark)

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 23:13 | 3212375 nmewn
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Bounce' tripped over the plug on her way out ;-)

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 00:04 | 3212493 knukles
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Plug?
What kinda plug?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:58 | 3212145 dick cheneys ghost
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Anonymous?????

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:05 | 3212153 PeeramidIdeologies
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Terrorists!!!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:05 | 3212151 TheFourthStooge-ing
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knukles said:

Hows about move 'em to Paris and change the name to Sixty Niners?

Wouldn't that make them the Soixante Neufies?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:18 | 3212191 knukles
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We gotta do something about them fureners speakin' other than American.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:55 | 3212323 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Obviously nobody ain't never learned 'em no good english.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:28 | 3211901 boogerbently
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It's hockey time !

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:43 | 3211929 smlbizman
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i fucking gaurantee this wont be close....ravens all dayyyy lonnngggg...

editl.....14-3....allll dayyyyy lonnnnggggg

21-3......alllllll dayyyyyy longggggg......the rainbow warriors are getting and are going to continue to get crushed...

21-6....so 9rs had two weeks to prep...their is nothing they can do at half time to surprise the more talented, experienced and emotionally prepared ravens...allllll dayyyyy lonnnnngggg

28-6...alllllll daaaayyyyyyyy llllloooonnnnggggggggg.......

dandy don started singing a little to soon....

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:28 | 3212221 hooligan2009
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28-13?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:33 | 3212240 hooligan2009
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28-20?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:45 | 3212285 hooligan2009
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28-23?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 23:05 | 3212351 hooligan2009
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31-?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 23:51 | 3212465 smlbizman
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sorry 34-31......lights going out was huge...and a few other things.....alllll dayyyyy lonnnnggg

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 00:01 | 3212487 hooligan2009
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:>)

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:36 | 3212250 fonzannoon
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You mushed em.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:17 | 3211870 bobthehorse
Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:56 | 3212324 Ralph Spoilsport
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How many ZH accounts do you have man?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 23:00 | 3212337 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Too many.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:57 | 3212141 Whoa Dammit
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Niners won't win with the blind officials. I've seen a head slap, offensive pass interference, and  a double teamed offensive hold on the touchdown kick off run back all on the part of the Ravens. Nothing called by the officials. I'm a girl, and i could see it. So what's up with the refs?

Also, maybe next year the Super Bowl can be hosted by Haiti so that the lights will stay on.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:09 | 3212158 PeeramidIdeologies
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They aren't known as the durty birds for nothing...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 01:50 | 3212612 wee-weed up
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As to the lousy officiating...

You might want to investigate the pre-game controversy of the NFL's choice of a PC (politically correct) head official for the Super Bowl that most of the rest of the NFL referees said was not the best qualified by the NFLs own referee rating system and complained bitterly about to the NFL officials - only to fall on deaf ears. In response, the NFL brass just changed the chosen ref's ratings scores to make him look better.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 00:49 | 3212567 rotagen
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It's f*cking dull, slow and spoonfed to a nation of overweight dimwits. Sorta like the democraps versus the repugnantcunts. Give me soccer anyday.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 18:42 | 3211798 homersimpson
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Take the Ravens and the points. +4.5 is too good to pass up.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:46 | 3211931 PersonalRespons...
Sun, 02/03/2013 - 18:51 | 3211805 Yen Cross
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Since my Chargers are defunct, I'll go long the Niners.(NFC)  The old "Brownies" are good fun to watch, as well.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:09 | 3211853 A Lunatic
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I'm going with who gives a shit, but hey to each his own. Enjoy the distraction..........

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:56 | 3211951 Yen Cross
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 That comment carried some wisdom?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:05 | 3211974 cbxer55
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Exactly! Cannot stand sports, any of them. Do not have n Idiot Box anyhow, so I do not give a rat's ass who wins or loses. Bunch of greedy, overpaid Blootos. Cannot stand all of the fucking commercial interruptions. Big waste of time.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:26 | 3211997 Yen Cross
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Why exactly? Why are you posting on this thread, if you so despise sports? You seem to be a rational individual?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:47 | 3212041 cbxer55
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Where is the written rule that everyone posting on a thread has to agree with the topic? I was replying to A Lunatic, who also said, in a roundabout way, that he despises sports. If every poster agreed with the subject, it would be a rather boring place to visit. 

And, yeah. I am rational. I cannot stand sports. Motor Sports, Yes. NASCAR, NO!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:58 | 3212057 NewThor
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Driving a car is a sport?

Do you work for GM? 

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:30 | 3212098 Yen Cross
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I would love to toss you through a few "chicanes'" in my 599.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:00 | 3212058 Yen Cross
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You like " Motor Sports"?  Plus one in my book. I love Motor Sports! Formula .

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:13 | 3212073 cbxer55
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My favorite is drag racing. To my ears, nothing is more exciting sounding than a funny car or dragster running. Ever been in the pit area when they are running? Love it. Thunder Valley is near me, and my friends and I are there frequently during the warmer years. I have even pitted several times for a friend who owns an old classic front-engined rail. 

Been to the strip in Ardmore Ok several times. What I like about strips in Oklahoma is parking for visitors is in the pits. No segregated parking like most of the ones I used to go to in CA.

After drag racing, Indy is my other real favorite. Especially when they are doing such things as the Long Beach Grand Prix. Racing on city streets, cool.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:23 | 3212090 A Lunatic
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Who in their right mind would devote so much time, attention, and energy to the outcome of a fucking game? It defies comprehension........

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:44 | 3211928 PeeramidIdeologies
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Been a tough few years for Bolts fans, so close, then farther, and farther away.

Fuck AJ Smith.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:22 | 3211994 Yen Cross
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A.J. Smith was worn out the first time! Great comment!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:55 | 3211948 Yen Cross
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Why am I down voted? The Chargers are coachless? They don't have a front office manager.

 I love the team. You drunken sailors should learn to read! I'm glad they fired the staff!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:02 | 3211966 PeeramidIdeologies
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Hey I resemble that remark, somewhat, but I didn't down vote you. The management dismantled that team. Damn shame it was...

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:21 | 3211990 Yen Cross
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Thank You. That was a nice comment. I'm perplexed? The Chargers (Spanos-La' Familia) are finally getting their act together.  The last 2-3 coaches were used up ass hats!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:35 | 3212014 PeeramidIdeologies
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They had and and excellent team 3-4 years ago, but if you trade away guys like Sproles, Jackson, Tolbert, Gregory, and Cromartie, just to name a few, your not going to be left with much.... But your right things gotta get better from here!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:01 | 3212062 Yen Cross
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Your comments are spot on. Well said.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:15 | 3212079 PeeramidIdeologies
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Likewise sir. Except I prefer my motors to have two wheels instead of four. Now if only we could get a wardrobe malfunction out of Beyonce we would really be having a time

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:24 | 3212087 Yen Cross
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  Pretty girls are always a plus. I own a 2010 Ducatti evo

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:37 | 3212106 Whiteshadowmovement
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Ive actually recently bought an '82 Ducati 900 SSD Darmah nicely restored in black and gold configuration. I have to admit im really a car guy and bikes just dont do it for me the same way but every once in a while something really special comes along and I cant resist. Ive bought 4 classic bikes that way

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:52 | 3212130 Yen Cross
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Gotta love "powder coated" chromoly tube frames.  Lower unsprung weight.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:59 | 3212146 Whiteshadowmovement
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Its awesome yen cross, i really couldnt resist, theres something about that ducktail design and that 70's era of the 900cc superbikes.

Its the 'newest' one i have, the next youngest is a '57 bmw R50

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:30 | 3212227 Yen Cross
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Good on ya. 

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:23 | 3212089 cbxer55
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I've got a motorcycle myself. It gets about as much mileage every year as my four wheeler. Not much for bike racing anymore, I liked them better when they were screaming two strokes.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:27 | 3212094 Yen Cross
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I grew up on Honda 2 strokers. Pro Link Cr-250s

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:39 | 3212108 cbxer55
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I've had two Suzuki GT-750s. They are a liquid-cooled three cylinder two stroke. Both were fitted with expansion chambers, modified intakes and electronic ignition. They came stock with points and ate spark plugs like crazy, had to carry a spare set or two under the seat in case they went out on you while on the road. The Electronic ignition gave a hotter spark which eliminated the problem. Sold my last one (a 72, first year) in 2006 and got $4500 for it. Also sold my 81 Honda CBX (DOHC 24 valve six cylinder) and got $5500 for it. Paid cash for my current Suzuki M109R, 1800 cc V-twin, 129 hp. 

Still kind of wish I had kept my two older bikes though. Easier to work on and exceptionally rare. I got more single-digit salutes when I accelerated from a stop and left a big blue cloud behind for everyone else to enjoy. ;-)

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:58 | 3212116 Yen Cross
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Nice Bikes. Fun and easy to work with, back in the day. Those Honda CBXs' were ,and are sweet.

 My uncle owned a silver CBX. It was the 2 wheeled Q-ship of the day.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:27 | 3212217 cbxer55
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Here is a picture of mine. It's an 81 with the fairing and bags removed, six-into-six exhaust, and far too many other mods to mention. Yup, wish I had kept it. That is me back in 05 or 06. I've put on some more muscle since then and lost what little spare tire I had. Been working out harder and harder every day, pushing my limits. 

[IMG]http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/cbxer55/Various/Motorcycles010.j...[/IMG]

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:33 | 3212234 Yen Cross
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Memories. Thank You. That picture was fucking awesome!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 23:09 | 3212359 Whiteshadowmovement
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Seriously, very cool man!

Since were sharing pics, I uploaded one ofmthe SSD if you guys wanna check it out

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/842/dsc02003nd.jpg/

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 23:16 | 3212383 Yen Cross
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Whiteshadowmovement   sweetness. That made me smile!

  Is that not the coolest little scooter?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 23:25 | 3212405 Whiteshadowmovement
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Lol, that made me smile too- Im a big guy and I look like a giant on all the bikes I own (the 82 ducati + the 57 R50 and ive got a 47 harley flathead and a 36 velocette if youve ever heard of it), it seems almost cartoonish sometimes but I have to confess I mainly bought them just diversy my car collection a bit. Dont laugh, I actaully got that Ducati for close to scooter money, I picked it up for $5500 fully restored...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 00:50 | 3212568 cbxer55
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Nice looking "scooter" there man. I like old bikes a lot, and it was a serious character flaw that had me selling my two oldies for a new bike in 2006. Actually it was more my wife's urging. Was buying a bike for her and she said "you should buy that big silver monster over there. I sat on it and liked it, nice riding position, very long bike with that huge 250mm reat tire. It is a cool ride, just not as cool as my two old ones.

Oh well, what's done is done. I still enjoy riding it, and it gets a lot of comments none-the-less. Much modified, as per my usual M.O.

[IMG]http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/cbxer55/M109R/01010001-4.jpg[/IMG]

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 08:50 | 3212840 Whiteshadowmovement
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Dude you really are a lucky man. First off, that bike is tits! Seriously, seriously cool, I love everything about it, it makes me want to go out and get a bigger bike. I really love the classics ough, because while your bike is truly timeless, I love how the older bikes wear their time period so well. Like my '47 harley is really an art deco masterpiece, its got such beautifully sculpted instrumentation and fishtail exhausts and all these little things that just make it a work of art for me. Secondly, I cant believe your wife was the one to encourage you- thats really cool man, you are a lucky man to have found a woman like that.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 18:57 | 3211833 CaptainSpaulding
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For fucks sake,  Bring back the mean Joe Green coke commercial. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xffOCZYX6F8

 

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:02 | 3211844 JustObserving
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$10.8 billion spent on beer  - enough to buy 10 B2 bombers.

The 20 B-2s in service were built at a cost of $2.1 billion each, with many parts one-of-a-kind. 

The Pentagon initially wanted 132 of the bombers. But it ultimately got funding to buy only 21, with the cost escalating to $2.1 billion per plane. The fleet now numbers 20 after one B-2 crashed in Guam in 2008.

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jun/10/business/la-fi-stealth-bomber-20...

Someone has had too much to drink already.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:14 | 3211984 cbxer55
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I started working at Northrup when the program was just getting started. 132  were going to be built. Then it got cut to 75 under Bush 1. From there it actually went down to only 15, but smarter heads prevailed. We already had all of the expensive long-lead items for 5 more, so it was upped to 20 plus the first test vehicle which was later modified to a full Block 30 production vehicle. Most of them left the facility as Block 10s, a few Block 20s. The last two as full Block 30s. The 10s were brought back and modded to 20s. Then all the 20s were brought back and got the full BLock 30 treatment. Lot of work that was, wow!

Wish I was still  there, it was an awesome plane to work on with all the technology it incorporated. But eventually almost the entire work force was laid off, most in 95. Those of us who got picked to stay for the mod program lasted until 99. A few very lucky ones got to stay for the Depot Maintenance program, which is still ongoing. I work Depot Maintenance on Navy E-6 Mercury's now. And there is a possibility that will end if the sequestration happens. May be out of work again in the near future. Not looking forward to that one bit. Could end up in a box downtown under the I-40.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:07 | 3211851 devo
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Gladiator sports to keep the sheeples' minds mushy.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:36 | 3212105 cynicalskeptic
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but - as Rome realized - the circuses are REALLY effective when bloody and deadly........ death really distracts the masses.      How long until we have a real life version of "Running Man"?    Won't be the same without Richard Dawson hosting though......

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:24 | 3211862 El Oregonian
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I'm hoisting one in memory of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle! BooYah!!! If only the new guys can carry the pig half as good!!!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:25 | 3211895 Yen Cross
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 That was a huge loss! I, thought it not appropriate to drag accross the anals of Z/H on this fine Sunday. :-)

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:21 | 3212200 A Lunatic
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Nobody wants to hear about the things you drag across your anals...........

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:37 | 3212251 Yen Cross
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Ok, you have my attention. You obviously have a hard on for me. Just how did I Infiltrate your mind ?

 for the record, I have never down voted you. I live in a different "time zone".

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:59 | 3213203 El Oregonian
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Dumbass, You better look up the slang. Since we were celebrating I thought it proper to honor these fine brave men. Dumbass...

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:16 | 3211868 SandiaMan
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SF 42 BLT 24

 

200 yards rushing Kapernick

4 TD Passing

1 td interception return 49ers

 

Halftime score 21 14 49ers

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:23 | 3212091 smlbizman
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you didnt miss one.....perfect

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:29 | 3211899 ekm
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Roman Emperors understood that the dumn masses want two things:


- Bread

- Circus

They got both.

 

Fast forward to USA today and to Europe during Champions League final:

- Food stamps and Welfare for americans and europeans

- Football and soccer for americans and europeans.

 

There's nothing new under the sun.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:31 | 3211908 Yen Cross
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Serfs need entertainment< until said serf becomes entertainment.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:55 | 3211946 ekm
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What's wrong with you? Two brilliant metaphors two days in a row? :)

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:05 | 3211953 Yen Cross
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 You're too kind EKM. I hate to be anal. My comments were "Metaphorical".

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:16 | 3211989 ekm
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Use of metaphors is the highest level of writing. 

The reason journalism is boring today is because journalists do not use metaphors.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:29 | 3212001 Yen Cross
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Rhetorically speaking, you're well respected.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:30 | 3212005 ekm
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Correct.

 

The word could not come to me.

RHETORICS

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:04 | 3212065 NewThor
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"Use of metaphors is the highest level of writing. "

LOL? WUT?

- Hemingway

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:07 | 3212071 ekm
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I meant RHETORICS.

Brain fart/

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:35 | 3212104 Yen Cross
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EKM, you're perfect.  Those primary dealers are sucking wind " BIG TIME". Guys like you keep it real!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:44 | 3212107 Yen Cross
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 That post was the biggest "OXYMORON" , I've had the displeasure of reading. new thor< I expect more from you?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 15:22 | 3214025 NewThor
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sorry for being off my game, it as a weird Sunday. :(

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:50 | 3211940 Bad Attitude
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Football is a "circus" that could not exist without significant taxpayer subsidies. Those stadiums are not cheap and are taxpayer subsidized, and that does not include all the supporting infrastructure paid for by taxpayers.

I won't be watching the game because I just don't care. It is a stupid game: Opposing teams line up and run into each other, and the ball isn't even spherical. For me, the only interesting part of the spectacle are the cheerleaders, and they are rarely shown.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:54 | 3211945 ekm
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Anybody knows the score?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:31 | 3212006 Jena
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Not the real one.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:42 | 3212034 AssFire
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Exactly.

What is the cost to society when we elevate these fucking thugs?

Ray Lewis is a fucking murderer and the role model to millions.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:23 | 3212207 knukles
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Fact:  70% of NFL players are felons.  70% of NFL players own registered firearms (public domain)
And they wanna take away guns, eh?

Fucking Ridiculous

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:39 | 3212110 cynicalskeptic
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Oligarchy - 700,000,000,000,000   (and increasing)

Masses - 0

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:42 | 3212028 PeeramidIdeologies
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No wonder you suffer such an unfortunate disposition. Relax, take it in. Lets be honest, this is a much better use of your tax dollars then the circus in Washington...

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:38 | 3211919 Blano
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Go Red Wings!!!!!!!!!!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:00 | 3211956 legorf
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Yup hockey is the best and fastest game in the world.

Meanwhile, some guys are playing a game called "football" tonight? And I heard  the ball is NOT prefectly round !!!

 

 

 

 

 

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:42 | 3212029 Arkadaba
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Go Habs!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:38 | 3211920 css1971
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Really, people base their cars on what ad's playing during a game?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:46 | 3211934 Yen Cross
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Off Topic/ Stops just got RAN, usd/jpy. I just shorted the trade for a 23.6% Fibi to the 91.50 area.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:51 | 3211936 Hulk
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Ravens just hit a home run...

Hot chick just made out with  a fat smart dude. Booyah !!!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:14 | 3211986 Yen Cross
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I'm in the "Cheap Seats". Thanks for the update Hulk.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:48 | 3211938 PeeramidIdeologies
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Time to kick back, tip'em back and watch Baltimore take the win with dirty play and bullshit calls. Worse team to ever play in a Super Bowl.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:50 | 3211941 IridiumRebel
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I fucking hate the New York Yankees....there. I said it.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:02 | 3211967 Yen Cross
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 I hate the Yankees, and the New England Patriots. I'll raise you a 'rook' and say I hate the Jets!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:34 | 3212011 Jena
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The husband has a nephew who is a rabid Yankee fan.  He named his idiot Jack Russell after Micky Mantle.  That cur tries to pee on the furniture, hump our Lab/Rottweiler and would terrorize our cats if we allowed him in the house.

I hate the Yankees.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:40 | 3212023 Yen Cross
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I love the dogs!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:42 | 3212033 Jena
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Just not that dog!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:47 | 3212123 Yen Cross
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I missed the "hump part". My appologies.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:00 | 3213568 Jena
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Not necessary, YC.  She takes care of herself but he just never stops.  One of those.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:32 | 3212008 css1971
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Oh you know them personally?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:38 | 3212017 Yen Cross
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 css1971   Is that your drivers license #?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:39 | 3212020 IridiumRebel
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Try living in the fucking area.....YANKEES YANKEES YANKEES. Must be nice with a payroll 3 times all of the others. They fucking steal all the good players. Yes I do.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:49 | 3212045 Yen Cross
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 The [West Coast] wants the [East Coast] to implode. the East Coast, want's the WEST COAST TO FALL INTO THE OCEAN...

  It's hard to find a conservative in my hood !  I actually like the "Red Sox".  I can't believe I'm saying that?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:04 | 3211969 krispkritter
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I read that the 'nerd' in the Go Daddy commercial took 65 takes to get the kissing scene with Bar Rafaeli right...Nerds Rule...

 

OT but worth a laugh: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2272768/Photo-Obama-skeet-shooti...

Almost looks like WB7 was unleashed...

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:11 | 3211985 q99x2
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Don't watch it. It will make a bad part of your brain grow and a good part of it to shrink. Save those emotions to work out on banksters.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:12 | 3212076 djsmps
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I'm watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Great music.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:41 | 3212109 Jon Steed
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Ha ha. Just like the g man says people come with me and you'll see a solution to our problems is Pure imagination

Fuck you bernanke

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:18 | 3211988 alentia
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 "This opium you feed your people"

Karl Marx

 

This what you government want you to do - think of the game!!! Is it really important?, who the f**k cares!!!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:00 | 3212061 legorf
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While I can't agree with Marx in general, I agree with this quote.

However, at least, I would say football is high in tactics, baseball, good for statistic, etc ...

American Idol = 0% of anything, ditto for The Voice and other shit like that.

At least, sports have the benefit of training, mostly guys, into strategies, tactics, statistics, space visualization, discipline and being part of a group just like you would feel in a military platoon I guess ... oh and to move a bit instead of being a couch potato. Kids see the adults enjoying sports, then want to play it themselves, good enough for me. Plus, it usually generates high quality time with the father.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:17 | 3212021 AssFire
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bottomline:

80% of the players are broke 2 years removed from the game

http://www.utsandiego.com/nfl/arrests-database/

over 8000 arrests in 12 years (that can be documented)

94% of athletes at "winning" schools are special admits

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDIQ...

students who made their grades to represent their schools never get a chance to play even as they go without scholarships.

 

I'll give about 5 more years before people openly call it a game of thugs (like the NBA). Thugbowl at the KatrinaDome of New Orleans...that third world shit hole that can't even keep it's lights on!!!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:44 | 3212038 q99x2
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I don't watch or listen to commercials. I'm not sure if that is a phobia or not but I don't like people to ask me for money and I hate it more if they use subversion.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:02 | 3212064 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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I do because it gives a general idea of the mood at the time. Plus it is fun to play spot the obvious vs implied message in them. Stick a fork in the 49ers they look done.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:08 | 3212069 Real Estate Geek
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Big Sis missed a great product placement & marketing opportunity.  NFL should be telling us that all 22 of these great fluid camera shots are from the DroneCam®, brought to you by the friendly folks down at YOUR local DHS office.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:15 | 3212080 Totentänzerlied
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http://imgur.com/a/yDZrS

Enjoy your StuporBowl, fucking slaves. Remember the men with the guns are there for your own protection, because the terrorists are everywhere, you're too weak and stupid to defend yourself, the government is always here to save you, and you're a permanent victim. Don't forget to sing the national socialist anthem and salute your murderous thug soldiers busy killing innocents in no less than 6 countries just to keep the petrodollar system in tact a few month longer - in other words, so your fat ass doesn't have to pay the real market rate for oil or anything else. Salute Ben Bernanke too, he's busy making sure you'll never retire, you're grandparents will starve, your kids will never have a full-time job, and his friends make lots of money raping your stock market in broad daylight. Oh and that stadium is taxpayer subsidized, gee I wonder why. God bless your Zionist banker's slave colony in this year of the 100th anniversary of official tag-team Jew/WASP banker colonization with the full and knowing consent and collusion of the federal government. Don't forget to watch those commercials made by state-created cartel corporations which are busy poisoning you, ripping you off, making you even dumber, destroying your environment, etc. with the full knowledge and consent and cooperation of your beloved government.

You deserve it!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:33 | 3212101 A Lunatic
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I bet you are a fucking riot at the company Christmas party, lol...............

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:45 | 3212121 malek
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LOL, luckily where you live -or who you pledge alliance to- everything is much better!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:51 | 3212127 goldfish1
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spending time with family...still good

maybe anonymous hacked in on the po?wer outage

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:51 | 3212128 Pure Evil
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Ok, I think its time to come out of your mom's basement, get some fresh air and see what its like to feel the sun on your face.

I also think it might help if you got laid. I know the first time can be the most difficult, but I think even you could afford an escort date.

You know, trying to hold it in for long periods of time can cause ranting and raving and have everyone thinking your a lunitic.

So, book a flight to Vegas, find some local hookers and enjoy life for once.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:42 | 3212278 cbxer55
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Plus, if you hold it in for too long, and have the wrong kind of dreams, you'll wake up with a mess on your hands. ;-)

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 08:54 | 3212838 dwdollar
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Just think... If there existed some kind of smart weapon which could be transmitted through the airwaves, shoot through the television and vaporize everyone watching football. Imagine what the world could be like the day after... Now that's a dream worth fulfilling.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:40 | 3212113 ekm
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Did the power go out?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:45 | 3212114 ekm
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Oh my God.

This is scandal. This is embarrasing.

http://www.drudgereport.com/

 

I just turned on the tv line on my computer.

The freaking power is out. Oh my God

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:56 | 3212133 Pure Evil
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Yeah, the Ravens were winning, (weren't supposed to). Pelosi got mad and cut the power.

Go SF Gay Niners, yea!

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:57 | 3212140 A Lunatic
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Stop touching me there.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:42 | 3212115 cynicalskeptic
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Lost power.... sign from God?  or sign of a crumbling infrastructure?

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:01 | 3212149 A Lunatic
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My conspiratorial guess is that TPTB wished to test some sort of new crowd management technology which required these particular circumstances............

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:10 | 3212164 Pure Evil
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Maybe DHS will insert an "active shooter" so that O-suck-o can move FORWARD on gun confiscation.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:18 | 3212183 A Lunatic
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A Mathew Bracken fan eh.........

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 21:42 | 3212117 azengrcat
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Avian  gang rape

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