about being liberal or conservative anymore y'all. That is a hype offered by the fascist whores who want to confuse the people with lies while they turn this country into an aristocratic police state. Some people will say anything to attain power and money. There is no such thing as the Liberal Media, but the Corporate media is very real.
Today I discuss the rise of the strikeouts in the modern era amongst other random thoughts.
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By the way, this daily show, "The Baseball Show" is really awesome. I have been checking them out
this year everyday. One of them has the interesting name of Lifshitz. Exactly. His first name is
Ralph. He's from Massachusetts and is a really good analyst. His cohort Andy Singleton (from NYC)
is equally awesome.
Anyway, check this out.
Tuesday, 4 April 2017 at 19h 25m 5s
Nawlins Napsters Rant #3
Don't sleep on the Milwaukee Brewers this year y'all. Up and down the lineup -- and even on the
bench. The pitching staff isn't all that bad either. Defense might be an issue however.
Monday, 3 April 2017 at 19h 29m 47s
My new Baseball Rant
This is starting to get fun. I would like to add imported pictures, video, and stats to my
comments, but that takes time. I got the skills and the software, but again, culling the various
data and using the video software is time consuming. In general, assume 5 minutes of raw video
takes 20 minutes of back ground work, depending upon the amount of addition. And the time it takes
to process is not insignificant either, except that when you are processing you don't have to be
engaged. The process is quicker once you set up templates, but you still have to cull and organize
what you put in the placeholders.
But that is my eventual goal. For now, I am satisfied with the raw unedited video footage of myself
mouthing off about baseball. My second love. :-)
By the way, Youtube has gotten a lot better with their upload user interface. OMG it used to be a
pain as those of you who know will attest. Now, you just open the upload dialogue, drag and drop,
and type in the words and preferences while the video uploads. The new video manager window is also
now tremendously awesome and very easy to navigate. Thanks Youtube-Google.
Sunday, 2 April 2017 at 9h 9m 15s
Napster's Fantasy Baseball Rant
Alright y'all, I want to start making video's of me discussing baseball and fantasy baseball related
topics. I will try to do this daily or at least a few times a week for the next 26 weeks. That is
Friday, 24 March 2017 at 20h 26m 24s
Working yourself to death is soooooo cool
It does require a fairly dystopian strain of doublethink for a company to celebrate how hard and how
constantly its employees must work to make a living, given that these companies are themselves
setting the terms. And yet this type of faux-inspirational tale has been appearing more lately, both
in corporate advertising and in the news. Fiverr, an online freelance marketplace that promotes
itself as being for “the lean entrepreneur”—as its name suggests, services advertised on Fiverr can
be purchased for as low as five dollars—recently attracted ire for an ad campaign called “In Doers
We Trust.” One ad, prominently displayed on some New York City subway cars, features a woman staring
at the camera with a look of blank determination. “You eat a coffee for lunch,” the ad proclaims.
“You follow through on your follow through. Sleep deprivation is your drug of choice. You might be a
Fiverr, which had raised a hundred and ten million dollars in venture capital by November, 2015, has
more about the “In Doers We Trust” campaign on its Web site. In one video, a peppy female voice-over
urges “doers” to “always be available,” to think about beating “the trust-fund kids,” and to pitch
themselves to everyone they see, including their dentist. A Fiverr press release about “In Doers We
Trust” states, “The campaign positions Fiverr to seize today’s emerging zeitgeist of entrepreneurial
flexibility, rapid experimentation, and doing more with less. It pushes against bureaucratic
overthinking, analysis-paralysis, and excessive whiteboarding.” This is the jargon through which the
essentially cannibalistic nature of the gig economy is dressed up as an aesthetic. No one wants to
eat coffee for lunch or go on a bender of sleep deprivation—or answer a call from a client while
having sex, as recommended in the video. It’s a stretch to feel cheerful at all about the Fiverr
marketplace, perusing the thousands of listings of people who will record any song, make any
happy-birthday video, or design any book cover for five dollars. I’d guess that plenty of the people
who advertise services on Fiverr would accept some “whiteboarding” in exchange for
employer-sponsored health insurance.
At the root of this is the American obsession with self-reliance, which makes it more acceptable to
applaud an individual for working himself to death than to argue that an individual working himself
to death is evidence of a flawed economic system. The contrast between the gig economy’s rhetoric
(everyone is always connecting, having fun, and killing it!) and the conditions that allow it to
exist (a lack of dependable employment that pays a living wage) makes this kink in our thinking
especially clear. Human-interest stories about the beauty of some person standing up to the
punishments of late capitalism are regular features in the news, too. I’ve come to detest the
local-news set piece about the man who walks ten or eleven or twelve miles to work—a story that’s
been filed from Oxford, Alabama; from Detroit, Michigan; from Plano, Texas. The story is always
written as a tearjerker, with praise for the person’s uncomplaining attitude; a car is usually
donated to the subject in the end. Never mentioned or even implied is the shamefulness of a job that
doesn’t permit a worker to afford his own commute.
There’s a painful distance between the chipper narratives surrounding labor and success in America
and the lived experience of workers.
[SOURCE:Jia Tolentino | The New Yorker
| 22 March 2017]
Hail the psuedo-hero who genuflects to the chiseled and enhanced stereotype. Worshiping these
survivors of the post New Deal working class is getting ludicrous.
Hello. Prostitutes and gang members are also "entrepreneurs" . If you don't perceive the
aggregate health of the overall economic system, then you describe the deterioration as something
that is beneficial to your own paradigm. Thus desperate people clinging to the erratic social
system as best they deem or find possible, are called "entrepreneurs" rather than desperate
survivors trying to make ends meet as best their individual lives can provide within their mindset