Off-Topic

Now that offseason is upon us, it’s time for a fresh thread.

  • Bob Buttons

    Spanking new off topic thread, random thought:

    Miss baseball, but will enjoy weekend afternoon nap time.

  • Dr. Grenaldine

    I remember a few years ago there being a “Rose Rule” in the RAB Guidelines. Anybody remember what that was all about? Totally forgot what it was but remember seeing it there and now it’s gone.

    • Pat D

      I don’t remember exactly, but it could mean a few things.

      “Rose” was a poster who usually did nothing but hijack threads with non-Yankees, non-baseball related topics. Rose’s chief talking point was about how Ohio was not really a state of the union. Rose also had a tendency to post in a thread with a link to a different thread so that someone would pay attention to it.

      Basically, Rose did nothing but troll and demand people pay attention to him.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        You wealth of useless information, Patrick.

        You can actually hear it echo in here.

        • jjyank

          If someone comments in the off topic thread and nobody is around to see it…does it actually post?

      • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Dr. Martin van Nostrand

        August 19, 2010 game thread.

        It was a Thursday day game against the Detroit Tigers.

        Yes, Rose, a notorious thread-jacker, made a deal about how President Taft, by virtue of being born in Ohio while Ohio was not yet an official state in the U.S., was not a legal president as only those born in states were considered citizens (I guess). The Rose Rule was invoked and that was the end of that.

        This post makes me wistful as T/S/J/C was around then and I don’t recall seeing him (and many other great posters from that era) hanging around RAB these days. For me, it’s damned hard to believe it’s been four years since I was derping around here under the surname “Carcillo”. Time freaking flies.

  • Pinkie Pie

    A.J. Pierzynski signed with the Red Sox. The most unlikeable player in Major League Baseball on major league baseball’s most unlikeable team. Fantastic.

    • forensic

      I really appreciate it when teams and players take it upon themselves to consolidate my hating interests. It makes things much easier that way.

      • vicki

        like tebow in denver, efficient!

  • I’m One

    Mariners appear to be major players for Cano. Guess we’ll find out if the Yankees hold the line they’ve drawn, find a creative way around it, or forget about it all together.

  • Pinkie Pie

    Boone Logan just signed with the Rockies. If the Yank’s pen seemed thin before, it really does now.

  • dalelama

    Here is an article about the death of the greatest fielding centerfielder of my lifetime. I didn’t know he won two WS rings with the Yanks before I read this article.

    Paul Blair R.I.P.

    http://spectator.org/blog/57281/paul-blair-rip

  • Pinkie Pie

    I know it’s Gary Sheffield, but this is an interesting take on why Robinson Cano might have been wiser to stay in New York.

    http://nesn.com/2013/12/gary-s.....forgotten/

  • Pinkie Pie

    Would Tanaka just sign with somebody already? I’m really fucking tired of this waiting game.

  • Angelo

    Yankees to sign Tanaka according to MLBTR. 7 years $155M is a big commitment… Opt out after year 4.

  • Angelo

    Yankees to sign Tanaka according to MLBTR. 7 years $155M is a big commitment… Opt out after year 4

    • Angelo

      Ugh, sorry about the duplicate comments

  • Tanuki Tanaka (Formerly Bob Buttons)

    Not that any cares but I for some reason thought there was 31 days in February for the past few days.

    • forensic

      Looks like you picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue.

  • Kevin G.

    These off-topic threads are a ghost town now a days

    • Tanuki Tanaka

      Closer to a ghost ranch than a town.

  • Kevin G.

    I wonder how many times I can post before someone notices me. Like I could probably post nudity and shit, but it wouldn’t be caught for like 6 months.

  • Kevin G.

    I’m so lonely here.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Dr. Martin van Nostrand

    There were eight off-topic threads that opened and closed within 2010 alone.

    The last one spanned 25 months.

    The last post here was made over two months ago.

    :(

    :(

    • Tanuki Tanaka

      A lot of folks have forgotten that we have an off-topic thread.

      Also doesn’t help that recent seasons are a tad more depressing.

  • vicki

    i miss pi&ntildeata.

  • Shame Spencer

    Alright I’m planting myself here to entertain the masses.

    • Tanuki Tanaka

      Tell a joke! Do a little dance! Sing something!
      No, seriously. Got a good joke you’d like to share?

  • Shame Spencer

    @Joelsherman1: Been told #Rays are definitely moving Price

    • Deep Thoughts

      DAMMIT NO BASEBALL! THIS IS THE OFF-TOPIC THREAD.

      • Deep Thoughts

        :( Just kidding. Baseball’s cool I guess.

  • Ethan

    This is way off topic but I have an interview with a consulting firm on Tuesday. I haven’t had case based interviews before. I’m going through a book on them but does anyone have any advice/tips? Maybe someone that works or has worked for a consulting firm?

    • I’m One

      So, how’d the interview go? Obviously no one here provided much assistance.

  • hey now

    How crazy is it that if you visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame you’ll see one of Beyonce’s leotards, but nothing to memorialize Stevie Ray Vaughan?

    I refuse to take that place seriously.

  • Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 1 after the comment section nuclear armageddon. Is our mini-society better? Will it end up being worse? Will Stairs Cabral be too lazy to temporarily change his visible nickname? Only history will tell.

    Meanwhile, I’ll be here in my fall out shelter, waiting for outside contact.

    There once was a site called RAB
    Where Yankees fans would come chat and blab
    And then one night
    Mike has saw one too many fight
    So he nuked the comments to keep tab.

  • yanks61

    Speaking of nuking the comments, does anyone know if Lohud has done exactly that to ALL comments. Even with the new FB format, there are now zero comments on any of Chad’s posts since, I think, 01 August. Just curious if Lohud is no longer allowing comments for the moment or people just aren’t commenting at all (hard to believe)

    Does anyone know what’s up?

  • Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 2. Got myself some chips. Suddenly remembered I hate the flavor.

  • Deep Thoughts

    Just once more for emphasis:

    Phillies wanted Aaron Judge for Marlon Byrd at trade deadline

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • yanks61

    Before all the comments got wiped out, I asked yesterday if anyone knew if Lohud was refusing all comments. There has been zero comments there since quite a few days ago. Just curious. Thanks.

    • vicki

      downvote.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 3. Wish I had some soda.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 4. Need croutons.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 5. Bought too much croutons, now need more salad dressing.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 6, I want some cookies.

    • forensic

      What happened on Day 1???

      • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

        Day 1 was the first comment section change, and unfortunately the main piece of the series of meaningless comments. Something about a journal after the comment nuclear armageddon and being a survivor and eating.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 8, I ate the paper with day 7 on it.

    • Deep Thoughts

      Curious to see how this plays out.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTjp4U4FWD8

      • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

        Back in 9th grade I was really bored once so I actually ate some paper, to compare the taste between lined paper and those brown paper towels (unused, of course).

        Texture is a bit different but both taste bland and flavorless. Something that doesn’t go down easy (at least for me) but if I had to survive a week locked in a library I can probably survive by eating books, assuming that they can actually make me not die from hunger if i swallowed them.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 9, I really have no idea what I ate, but there’s still stuff in the fridge that hasn’t disappeared and they might go bad soon. Real bad. Like giving me a stomache ache as revenge for eating their bretherens.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 10. No food poisoning yet. I’ll take it as a yes on whether to eat the rest of the stuff.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 11, ate some shrimp and watched Forrest Gump.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 12. It rained. Had some fish. Wish it would rain fish.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 13, had some donuts. Apparently donuts can get harder if you put it in the fridge (not freezer).

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 14: There’s no bloody giant plastic bottles of grape soda of any brand in the closest grocery store from me, so I’m stuck with cans.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 15: Spicy fried peas are good for snacks. Light weight and totally not bland.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 16: Eating McNuggets for first time in half a decade or so. Better than some nuggets out there but I’ve had better microwavable nuggets.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 17: Peanut butter flavored ice cream. The poor man’s Reeses flavored.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 18: Saw some “tortilla strips” by the croutons. Taste kinda like hickory sticks meet doritos.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 19: Frozen food is the best invention for lazy folks like me, after microwave.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 20: Found a dead bug in my cup. After drinking from it.

  • Yankenstein

    How come Mo wasn’t at Joe Torre Day at the stadium and then Torre doesn’t acknowledge him in his speech? I could understand if Mo just couldn’t make it but for Joe not to mention him I thought that strange.

    • forensic

      His plane was delayed so he didn’t get there in time. No idea why he flew in the day of the ceremony, though.

      • Yankenstein

        Thanks, I still don’t get why Joe didn’t mention him by name in his speech. If it wasn’t for Mo there would be no Joe.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 21: Wish I had some cake.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 22: Gluttony feels fine until you start getting hiccups for the better (worse?) part of an hour.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 23: Gotta love it when you fall asleep in the evening and have to eat dinner at 11.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 24: Be careful while cutting out coupons or you might accidentally snip the expiry date in half.

    • just_add_bacon7

      As a fan of non sequiturs, I’m digging your act, man.

      • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

        Thanks. I’m digging into a plate of leftovers right now.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 25: Jesus Montero got pissed off at a scout and threw an ice cream sandwich at him. I wish I was there to catch the ice cream sandwich.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 26: That awkward moment when you find something deep in your fridge that you originally thought you threw out about a week ago, but you’re so lazy that you ate it.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 27: Yogurt-flavored soda. Now I’ve seen em all.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 28: Back to leftovers because it’s still hot outside.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 29: Bags of chips. Too lazy to cook.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 30: Cooked some frozen wings. Taste good.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 31: I need some rain.

    • Jim Is Bored

      Hah. I just saw these. Well done.

      • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

        Sometimes I’m quite bored too ;)

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 32: Don’t remember much about what I did. Felt like I blinked and it’s 8.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 34: Everybody honors Jeter on his day by hitting like they’re all in their last season.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 35: Counting is hard.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 36: March cannot come quick enough.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 37: Even Stengel will be powerless to take this team to the playoffs.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 38: Heh, two comebacks.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 39: Figures that it’s followed by two duds.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 40: late-evening naps are dangerous. You never know when you’d wake up in the middle of the night with an inability to go to sleep.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 42: As much as I miss Rivera, I miss good hitters on the team more at the moment.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 44: It’s awkward when you go do some minor grocery shopping and get distracted by the sales, thus forgetting what you originally went for.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 45: I wonder where Pedro is nowadays.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 45: I wonder where Pedro is nowadays.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 45: I wonder where Pedro is nowadays.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 46: More weapons detonated, some missed the mark. Either way, the pond is too dangerous for aquatic life forms. We await to see whether aquatic life forms will return.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 47: To soda or not to soda, ’tis the question.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day… 50? : Can’t believe I’ve done more than 40 of these.

    Went to the grocery store, saw the store hours while passing by the sign, and much to my surprise, the store closes one hour than I remembered. The feeling you get from it is really hard to match. The confusion you get from whether it was changed or whether you remembered the hours wrong, or whether you looked at the day when it closes 1 hour earlier and mistook it for another day. You doubt your vision, your memory, your reading comprehension, and your perception of reality.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 51: I wonder where I put my Bernie Williams rookie card.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 52: Giants!

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 54: OMGFNC. More of a self-reminder.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 55: Would be nice if we got a ready-to-go power hitter like Matsui this winter or the next.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 56: I ate around 8 ice cream sandwiches in the past 7 days.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 57: I’m picky about what kind of coupons i get. I sometimes get annoyed when they give me a certain kind of coupon than another kind.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 58: Wonder who’s the next NYY SS.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 60: Now there’s a petition to double-nuke that other planet. Interesting.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 61: A lot of long games this postseason already.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 62: Quick and fast division series this year.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 8^2: I miss nintendo 64 games.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 65: I drink soda too fast.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 66: Waffle cookies taste good.

    • Deep Thoughts

      You have surpassed DiMaggio by 10. Impressive showing.

      • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

        Thanks but in truth I skipped a few days in the middle when I couldn’t think of anything (ir)relevant to say.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 68: It feels really awkward when you try to turn in early and couldn’t sleep for 3 hours so you are still awake more or less when it’s your regular bedtime.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 69: Nothing like getting up in the middle of the night to watch something live only to have it end anti-climaticly.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 70: Finding some snacks that you thought you had already finished a few weeks ago is either both nice and frustrating. Especially when it’s just a bit past its expiry date.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 71: It’s really frustrating when it takes months trying to open one webpage but mere seconds to open a different one. First world problem but very serious first world problem.

  • http://www.google.com Tanuki Tanaka

    Day 76: Chrome is crapping out on me. Lags when I try to access my bookmarks.