balki1867

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About balki1867

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  • Birthday 10/06/1980

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    1988
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    Darrell Green
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    Chicago, IL
  1. I seriously must've missed the boat on Pixar movies. I had no idea what I was getting into. I actually sat there wondering why they'd force a child to watch something like that. Especially the one scene that was insanely depressing.
  2. OMG, when I visited Japan I actually stayed next to the train station from the true story that Hachi is based on. There's a giant statue of him outside which is a well-known landmark in the area. I watched the movie on a plane knowing exactly what was going to happen and it still blew me away. Another one I didn't expect- Inside Out; especially because it's a kids movie that my niece made me watch.
  3. Why would the parent not let his/her kid go-fart at The Zone Adventure Center? It's better than go-farting all over the house after school. This seems like a win for everyone (well... except the minimum wage staff at The Zone).
  4. Write a letter telling her how much she's meant to him. She's about to have a lot of free time on her hand and ample time for her brain to wander into things she really doesn't want to think about. She'll keep and cherish that letter long after the cancer is gone.
  5. There's certain establishments that I can't disassociate from famous crimes, and for that reason, I'll never be able to eat at those places. Bojangles -> West Memphis Three Ponderosa Steakhouse -> DC Sniper
  6. Zach Britton is gonna give me a heart attack at 36 if he keeps "saving" games like this.
  7. Yes, my comment was in response to an individual poster from this board who didn't agree with that assessment.
  8. Seems irrelevant to my comment. I said nothing about Elway entering or not entering the political process. I just said that's ridiculous to differentiate him and Kaepernick by saying his letter was "invisible" whereas Kaepernick's actions were "visible" If it was invisible, Elway could've written the letter on a blank piece of paper or a bar napkin for all I care. He chose the Broncos letterhead for a reason.
  9. Think again. This is serious.
  10. I think its part of a bigger coverup. I was at a baseball game a few years ago where the scoreboard told us to get loud and then showed a noisemeter that proceeded to break as we cheered and got louder. The thing is- it happened again a few innings later. Did they fix/replace the broken one between innings? Maybe they kept a backup noisemeter? Who's profiting off of this?
  11. If Elway's actions aren't visible then why did he even bother to write the letter?
  12. The Hulk's been pretty friendly with the Iron Sheikh in recent years- I'm not sure that's going to play well with this administration.
  13. I'm not quite where I wanted to be with my New Year's Resolutions, but I've been working out pretty diligently- I'm probably down ~5 pounds but I've definitely also replace some fat with muscle (pants don't lie). I travel a ton for work, so the diet part is what always gets me- I need to work a little harder on that one.
  14. Good perspective from Wired. https://www.wired.com/2017/03/tsas-new-ban-laptops-cabins-may-not-worst-thing/
  15. The whole thing about laptops on middle eastern airlines reeks of US airline lobbyists. Delta's had an ongoing feud with Emirates and has actively tried to box them out of US-UAE routes. Their contention is that the playing field isn't even- Delta is a private company, whereas Emirates is a semi-private state run airline. Emirates can run at massive losses with no implications. Delta is actually right on that point but this is a terrible way to go about pushing them out. Some background: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2015/10/30/emirates-deltas-dubai-atlanta-route-shouldve-been-moneymaker/74890270/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-09/emirates-says-flight-was-delayed-as-delta-withheld-300-spare https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/01/29/emirates-announces-a-2nd-us-europe-flight-delta-un.aspx