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02-14-2013, 12:09 PM
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47th Obsequious Banter Thread - Patrick Thoresen is Titanium

We are taking a break from jersey numbers to bring you Thor!

The atomic mass of Titanium is 47.

The international calling code to Norway is 47.

Therefore, Patrick Thoresen is Titanium.

His mortal name Patrick Thoresen is forever replaced by his superhuman moniker Thor! after his shotblocking performance in the playoffs.

The puck was injured.

Thor!

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word on the street the puck asked for a 25 game suspension for Thor after it hit Thor in that playoff game.
Thankfully it didnt happen.

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That block was nutz.....

But seriously, I oftentimes cringe at the thought of that block. My episodes as a young lad jumping ramps and smashing my loins against the bike handlebars or the bar below can't compare...

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The puck is still doing physical rehab. The prescribed painkillers aren't enough anymore, so it has to break into vet offices to steal animal meds. A truly sad story. Nobody ever thinks of the puck.

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Glen Healy is accusing the puck of taking a dive after it it Thor

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You know..

The UPS and Fedex clowns are getting ridiculous with how crappy they are.

Since about november they've left packages at my door and they were stolen even though I requested a signature be required and they are so slow now.

I ordered a textbook on the first that was supposed to get here by the 8th. It finally got in the city on the 11th and they still have not delivered the damn book

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Couldn't agree more as they've been doing this to me for years. I'm just lucky I've got a storm door they leave whatever packages dropped off inside of so it's not evident there's something of value just sitting there.

I can't remember when either of those 2 companies asked for my signature or left a slip. Sadly, the USPS seems to be the most considerate when they deliver packages in my experience, and who knows how much longer they'll be around.

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yep, USPS usually follows my requests pretty well.

I also hate lasership or whatever it is that Amazon also uses in this area during the holiday season. They are basically unmarked cars that just go around dropping off packages pretty late for deliveries. They are just as bad as fedex and ups

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For some reason, I've been in a martial arts movie mood for a few days now. Going to fill it. Watching some Supercop right now.

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whatever happened to thoresen. i loved him.

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whatever happened to thoresen. i loved him.
At last check, playing in the KHL. His contract with the Flyers was up after the 2008 season and he opted to go overseas.

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At last check, playing in the KHL. His contract with the Flyers was up after the 2008 season and he opted to go overseas.
I believe he's either the Assistant captain or the Captain of SKA.

He's actually been pretty good over there. I believe he made the All star game for the KHL

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^ IIRC, I believe the determining factor for leaving the Flyers, after his pact has expired, and heading overseas was was that he wanted a one-contract which was not offered.

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I hate Villanova, not so much because the school is a Catholic school but because they wouldn't answer me about why they don't have a graduate program in physics/astronomy. Or else I would have applied at Villanova and do white dwarf research under Edward Sion, if admitted.

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I hate Villanova, not so much because the school is a Catholic school but because they wouldn't answer me about why they don't have a graduate program in physics/astronomy. Or else I would have applied at Villanova and do white dwarf research under Edward Sion, if admitted.
Likely funding issues.

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Ordered textbook got here.

Chapters 16-32.

Edition 2 doesn't include the first 15 chapters.

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Another rant..

Why are military discount tickets more expensive than regular tickets?

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So I'm reading an article on Bleacher Report and I see this in the comments




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I hate Villanova, not so much because the school is a Catholic school but because they wouldn't answer me about why they don't have a graduate program in physics/astronomy. Or else I would have applied at Villanova and do white dwarf research under Edward Sion, if admitted.
I would be surprised if any schools who would answer an e-mail about why they don't have a graduate program in "Topic X". It's not like an astronomy graduate program is something that every university should have. Additionally, I would be surprised to find very many colleges in urban settings that do offer graduate level degrees in astronomy that aren't primarily theoretical work, due to the simple issue of light pollution.

If astronomy is your thing, check out Arizona State man. Do it. Their acceptance rates are pretty high for undergrads (like 88%!!!) and they're half of what Nova cost even for an out of state student. After 6 months the tuition wouldd drop to 10g's a year. They do A LOT of astromy stuff and you could possibly study under Lawrence Krauss if you got into the graduate program there. I think U. of Hawaii has a program that's decent also, might be worth looking into. I know they have a pretty sick observatory/telescope at the top of the mountain out there at least, so I'd be surprised if that wasn't attached to some school.


There is an effort by the physics society at my school to get our observatory reopened to the public, as well as have some upgrades and repairs put in. We want to convince Neil DeGrasse Tyson to come on down for an afternoon from Manhattan and do a little speaking thing, though I'm sure he charges a fee. Maybe he'll lower it for an event relavent to astronomy that is open to the public and at a college. We'll see.


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I'm sure a lot of the students would help chip in. He has a big following among college kids

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I'm sure a lot of the students would help chip in. He has a big following among college kids
It's a liberal arts school mostly. They'd be more likely to chip in for Lady Gaga than NDT. Additionally, college kids are notoriously broke and we would hope to make this a free event.

We had a speaker at the last meeting of the physics society to talk about the reopening of the observatory and he said a lot of the local amateur astronomy groups were really pumped about the possibility. Hopefully we can leverage that and push the whole positive community presence angle with whoever controls the purse strings. We'll see.

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Beefy, the roar was omnipotent:

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/make...skey-1C8410338

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Rob Samuels, Maker's Mark's chief operating officer, said Sunday that it is restoring the alcohol volume of its product to its historic level of 45 percent, or 90 proof. Last week, it said it was lowering the amount to 42 percent, or 84 proof, because of a supply shortage.

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