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  1. drop bear

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    This is cool. The difference of the style of conversation when you understand the subject and when you don't.


     
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  2. _Simon_

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    Haha, I don't watch basketball but yeah that was interesting. He called him on his very vague nonsensical answers haha..

    Also shows the difference between someone who looks on from the outside of something and someone who is immersed in the experience of it. Different knowledge-base and understanding.
     
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  3. dvcochran

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    That is a powerful skill to be able to totally control a conversation with a person who 'Knows' they are going have the lead. Another big thing I noticed was that Steven A (guy on the left) didn't say a word; and he is usually very loud and abrasive. He left Bayless hanging.
    Looked more like a deer in the headlights.
    I guess that is why Cuban is Cuban. Great post.
     
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    The funeral service for our dear friend Thomas Warren "Bubba" Gant was today. It was amazing to see his wife stand up and talk about the last moments of his life. The strength and character she showed made a lasting impression everyone. There was a preacher there but he barely spoke. Right before the service Kasey (his wife) asked a few of us to speak about our relationship and time with Bubba. I wasn't expecting to say anything so I just tried to open up my mind and my heart. While I had a few minutes to think about it, the one word that kept coming to me was the word 'but'. Something that was never a part of Bubba's life or personality. He lived his life to the absolute fullest, and expected the person standing next to him to do the same. If they needed help, he would always be there. I can find nowhere in his life where there was a 'but'; an "I wish I could try that again" moment. The wholesome sense of duty and responsibility you shown by his children and the affection they always showed him cannot be overstated. Bubba was a great at being a dad and loved every minute of being one. It was so warming to hear his wife and children talking during the service and realizing that because of Bubba's never ending commitment and push, they knew they were going to be OK.
    Bubba owned a concrete business. He made over a dozen trips to other countries (Africa the most) to help plant churches and pour the floor of the buildings. I made several trips with him and I assure you, every time you came home exhausted because of the pace of the work. Exhausted but feeling great. There are dozens, probably hundreds of stories of his philanthropy in his hometown.
    To some, probably most who did not get to know Bub, he was cocky, arrogant, and overbearing. Then you got to know him. You found out how big a giver and how deep a thinker he was. You learned how passionate he about outdoors and life in general.
    Unprompted and unscripted, dozens of people stood to show their thanks and love to Bubba. Very few cried; most had a smile on their face and many of the stories made us laugh.
    The last count I heard was over 2000 people signed the register. I am honored to call him my fried and my non-blood brother. Truly a once in a lifetime individual.
     
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    Stephen A is only loud and aggressive when he is being paid to be loud and aggressive. But he’s been doing it so long and so well by this point that he’s more or less getting paid to be Stephen A.

    As for Cuban, yes, he knows what he’s talking about in that clip. He’s also a royal pain in the ash to all that know him but that aren’t in his employ.

    Coaching the Mavs must suck so badly, because you’re going to have to listen to Cuban all day, every day. He should stick to just being a rich guy. He’s good at it.
     
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    That, he is.
     
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    I have had a certain someone blocked for a few days, who I imagine most can guess.
    I now understand the full meaning of the saying "ignorance is bliss".:D:D:D
     
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  8. Xue Sheng

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    Just a quick stop by to say

    Merry Christmas
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    Or if you prefer…

    Happy Holidays
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  9. granfire

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  10. dvcochran

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    Merry Christmas to you and yours Xue.
     
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    Merry, Happy, Joyous Festivus!

    You old man, you.
     
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    Merry Christmas to you whole bunch of bozos. And happy appropriate holiday to the non-Christmasy bozos, too!
     
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    About to sit down and watch a nice Christmas Movie with the family.....Rambo Last Blood.

    Merry Christmas everyone
     
  14. dvcochran

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    Merry Christmas to you and yours Gerry. Always good to read from you.
     
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    Oh we have missed you Xue, thanks for poppin in :). Merry Xmas to you and yours too!!
     
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    Merry Christmas everyone!
     
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  18. dvcochran

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    Merry Christmas to you and yours Buka. Looks like you are in store for a good one. And getting forgiveness all the way!
    Too funny.
     
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    A couple months ago a buddy bought me the complete dvd set of the series Breaking Bad. I had heard so much about it, but had never even seen a minute of it, not even flipping through channels on TV.

    I watched the first three episodes last night. Wow.

    Can't wait to get home from work and watch some more.
     
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    we ended up watching 'Just call Saul' right after.
    Yeah for you, having to work....we end up watching whole seasons in one day.....123
     

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