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Open Thread: The Housecleaning Edition

Hope you all like snow. If you’re driving, please take care.

Anyway, I’ll be experimenting with the template this weekend. The aim is to find a lightweight, responsive theme that automatically resizes for mobile platforms without the use of a separate plugin. The blog has been eating serious CPU (leading to frequent down time) and I’d like to rid it of some of the bloat.

Oh, and if anyone knows of a “Recent Comments” solution that works with Disqus, I’m all ears.

About the author: Just the administrator of this humble blog.

  • Jakgani

    First, Bro!

  • Horace Jeffery Hodges

    A colleague of mine has lost her dog in Seoul and is desperate to find him:

    Missing Dog

    If you’re in Seoul and around Wangsimni Station, keep an eye out for her dog, “Boots,” whom you can recognize if you watch the video I’ve linked to on my blog.

    Jeffery Hodges

    * * *

  • keyinjpop

    I was sick the past couple of days but I’m feeling better now. Also, Japan was hit by another earthquake. They’ll recover, like always.

  • http://igg.me/p/278726/x/1772128 Jakgani

    It’s terrible that boots may end up at the “meat market”
    Hope she finds him quickly.

  • que337

    I’m sorry to tell you this, Bro, unless you get vote on your comment, it would be placed at the tail of thread in Disqus system. So the first would be last, and last would be first.

  • que337

    Let’s remember Pearl Harbor. Seventy one years ago today, the beautiful place was burned to ashes. And don’t forget that the descendant politicians of the war criminals still believe that “The US, not Japan, was the Aggressor”: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL02_1/82_S4.pdf

    Let’s not forget the lesson of Pearl Harbor. I would sing along with you guys:

    Remember Pearl Harbor

    Performed by Sammy Kaye
    Recorded December 17, 1941
    Words by Don Reid;
    Music by Don Reid and Sammy Kaye

    [verse]
    History in ev’ry century
    records an act that lives forever more.
    We’ll recall, as into line we fall,
    the thing that happened on Hawaii’s shore.

    [chorus]
    Let’s REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR
    As we go to meet the foe.
    Let’s REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR

    As we did the Alamo,
    We will always remember
    how they died for Liberty.

    Let’s REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR
    And go on to victory.

    Recording: http://www.authentichistory.com/1939-1945/3-music/04-PH-Reaction/19411217_Remember_Pearl_Harbor-Sammy_Kaye.html

  • http://igg.me/p/278726/x/1772128 Jakgani

    No problem – don’t really care. I am still trying to get used to the nea “Marmots Hole style” – didn’t even know what name to use for logging in and whether I should log in under disqus, or Google or Facebook…

    Decided to make a Disqus account.

  • http://igg.me/p/278726/x/1772128 Jakgani

    I am happy that we NOW have the option to delete threads.

  • James Hyunshik

    Be careful walking around outside on the snow/ice.

    Witnessed a person who was walking one second and the next

    second was flat on his back. Apparently got cracked ribs or bruised sternam.

  • http://www.askakorean.net/ The_Korean

    You can’t click on links if you are viewing the website on Google Chrome. IE works, however.

  • Horace Jeffery Hodges

    Google Chrome works for me.

    Jeffery Hodges

    * * *

  • http://www.sperwerslog.com Sperwer Accipiter

    Disqus works for me

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHnYntZzaiQ iheartblueballs

    Hey how about that JEREMY LIN! Putting up 20 pts and 10 assists a game. Shooting 50%. Hitting buzzer beaters and winning games single-handedly. On the cover of every magazine and dominating the NBA. It’s like he’s an all-star or a hall-of-famer! Have you seen him all over Sportscenter every night for the last month?

    TheKorean? Joel?

    I sorely need an update on how those projections of future performance are panning out. One funny thing about Disqus is that when you open your control panel it pops up all your prior posts real easy like, and it reminded me of how ridiculously blind some people were about Lin, and at the same time how unbelievably prescient one certain skeptic was.

    38% shooting. 10 pts, 6 ast. Regularly getting benched for Toney Douglas in the 4th qtr because of porous defense and poor shooting.

    What happened to Linsanity? Reality did.

  • wangkon936

    Not what I had in mind in terms of house cleaning, but okay.

  • wangkon936

    He’s averaging about 10 points a game now. Actually not bad considering that he never got drafted. There are a ton of players who got drafted ahead of him that would love to have his stats. His career is still young. He is still young. Who knows if he won’t end up averaging 15-18 points and 6-8 assists sometime in the future. I would say his grade is “incomplete.”

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHnYntZzaiQ iheartblueballs

    Of course it’s incomplete, and great for not being drafted, but we aren’t using that scale. We’re going by the analysis offered here during and after Linsanity, when the terms All-Star and Hall-of-Famer were thrown around willy nilly and statistical predictions of 18pts/9asst and 50% shooting were bandied about as if they were realistic and not a pipe dream.

    In a Jeremy Lin futures market where the contract pays off at $100, Hall of Famer is currently selling for 1/1000th of a penny, All-Star for 1/100th, and top 10 point guard in the NBA at 1/10th.

    8 months ago, you’d have had to multiply those by 10,000 given all the irrational exuberance.

  • wangkon936

    I was never on the band wagon. Mike D’Antoni’s system tends to make mobile point guards look better than they really are.

    Nonetheless, it would be good to see Lin have a measure of success. It would be good for the NBA, a lot of Asian American kids who want athletic role models outside of golf, and good for the sport of basketball as it continues to expand into that vast market that is China.

  • http://www.bcarr.com/ Brendon Carr
  • Arghaeri

    Performance

  • Arghaeri

    Performance is terrible on mobile phone, jumpy, slow etc and all the same problems as the last 6 times disqus was dropped

  • Arghaeri

    Who gives a …. this is Korea

  • will.i.aint

    Just curious . . . how do you bruise your sternum by falling flat on your back?

  • JW

    Comment links do not work in BOTH Chrome and IE 9 for me. I vote for going back to the old.

  • James Hyunshik

    research it – it happens – because when you are falling your lungs and chest is going downwards and then your body suddenly stops – the lungs and chest don’t stop.

  • http://www.askakorean.net/ The_Korean

    The comment system is incomprehensible now. Will not be commenting further until it is resolved.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHnYntZzaiQ iheartblueballs

    The open thread concept is a fairly simple one to grasp. Perhaps a tutor will help if you’re still struggling with it.

  • will.i.aint

    test

  • williaint

    Very odd . . . I posted earlier, and now Disqus is saying I can’t use that ID because it had periods between some of the letters.

  • qklilx

    Why is the comment link under a border below the article? I keep clicking comment links only to see I opened the wrong one. I’m not having any problems with viewing the comment pages except that for some reason Disqus like making people wait for the whole thing to load. Are they going the Google route with as few borders as possible?

  • keyinjpop

    Same here.

  • Adams-awry

    You didn’t know what name to log in under because you use so many different ones, eh Jakass?

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    Working on that.

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    Go to the discussion tab and set it on “oldest” for the traditional “newest comments appear at the bottom” view.

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    Thanks, but that widget has been discontinued.

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    Sorry to hear that. It appears to be working well on my Galaxy Note. What phone are you using?

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    Odd. Works fine on my Chrome, on both Mac and mobile.

  • Craash beck

    and what’s your point? eh, Adams-ass?

    Taking a lot of time to gather your thoughts, aren’t you?

  • HSchmidt

    Japan will never recover from the 2011 Japan earthquake though.

    Rebuilding hasn’t even started in the worst hit areas.

    The radiation levels haven’t decreased and the half life of the radiation are millions of years. Japan will be contaminated with nuclear radiation forever. You can’t recover from a nuclear disaster of that scale.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHnYntZzaiQ iheartblueballs

    This has been discussed ad nauseum in the past, but nested comments still blow goats as far as reading efficiency and speed go. If you’re coming back to a thread and there’s been significant activity since the point you left off, you have to spend several minutes at minimum scrolling back and forth, up and down, searching out new comments within each nest, as opposed to straight chronological where you spend 5 seconds jumping straight to the point you stopped reading and off you go.
    The longer the thread gets, the worse this disparity exponentially kicks you in the ghoulies, to the point of eliminating any desire to follow at all because it’s so unwieldy.

  • http://www.bcarr.com/ Brendon Carr

    Your own Disqus Dashboard page is able to follow responses to your own comments.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHnYntZzaiQ iheartblueballs

    I like that feature, but it’s of limited use since reading responses to my own comments is a small % of the total stuff I read. Edit function is great, although I can see plenty of potential for chicanery. And a billion kopeks for whoever develops an ignore user plugin.

    Actually the important question is, how does Disqus handle throwing comments in moderation? And is it as terrible as the last system was?

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    Judging from past experience, it’s much better about errantly throwing comments into moderation.

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    I admit, it’s going to take some time getting used to.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHnYntZzaiQ iheartblueballs

    Does that mean there’s no option to un-nest, or that you’ve chosen nesting and we’ll just have to live with it?

  • http://www.bcarr.com/ Brendon Carr

    Is this a bug or a feature?

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    Well, there’s this option, which requires me to use the older version of Disqus. I don’t know how long this version of Disqus will be supported, though, so we might as well get used to the nested comments. It’s what everyone else seems to be doing now.

  • HSchmidt

    Since this is an open thread let me discuss about Korea’s corrupt mail order bride industry.

    1. Korean mail order bride industry only seeks profit and don’t care about the people involved in the marriage
    2. Korean mail order bride industry is a profit-based industry. A marriage agency should not be about profits, but about ethical and moral marriages
    3. Most marriages between Korean men and Southeast Asian women are sham marriages and scams.
    4. Mail order brides and their children are often subject to discrimination which CAN NOT be changed no matter how the media portrays Korean society
    5. Mail order brides and their children are placing a huge financial burden on the Korean welfare system, such that the Korean debt level is increasing at a more rapid pace than ever
    6. This will overall lead to a debt crisis
    7. Multiculturalism has failed in many developed nations. Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, even said that multiculturalism has failed in Germany. In the UK, multiculturalism has put too much stress on the welfare system and now the UK is in an economic recession. The 2011 England riots were initiated by racial tension.
    8. Racism will always be present in any country no matter how much people will tell eachother that it’s wrong.
    9. There are millions of illegal immigrants in South Korea and the Korean government isn’t doing much to stop it. For example, many crimes committed by foreigners are actually by illegal immigrants, not by legal immigrants. I support legal immigration as long as the people immigrating will contribute positively to Korean society.
    10. In a developed country like South Korea, mail order bride industry should be banned. Marriage agencies should be non-profit organizations funded publicly. When marriage agencies become profitable, sham marriages and other forms of corruption are common.

  • Arghaeri

    agree – its shite!

  • Arghaeri

    Seems you’re the one struggling with the concept. I didn’t object to your right to comment, I expressed my opinion on your comment, which funnily enough is allowed on an open thread.

  • Arghaeri

    iPhone, not settled down yet, still jerky and slow. Now also gone blurred and won’t allow me to enter comments, have had to switch to my PC.

    All the same problems exist as before, on mobile the nests become so small as to become unreadable, you cannot easily rejoin where you last left off, as noted by IHB. The feature where you could see the number of comments on a story before entering has gone (this was really useful as I never had to waste time loading comments on old stories to see if there was new activity as I coulfd easily see there was none from the number count.

    In short all the same issues are there as the last what 4 or 5 times now you switched to disqus and back.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHnYntZzaiQ iheartblueballs

    What exactly does “this is Korea” mean in the context of your opinion then?

  • yuna_at_marmotshole

    Burp it up, Robert.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    Well, if TK won’t be commenting, I’m thinking “feature”.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    I suppose that an alternative could be something like Yahoo’s Investment message boards. Basically, there is a separate thread for each ticker symbol, and then anyone can start a new thread under that symbol’s board. Each time a new post appears in each sub thread, the sub thread is bumpity bump bumped to the top of the stack.

    So, in this example RK hosts the board (similar to the investment message board), BC could have opened the topic thread (similar to the ticker symbol), and iheartblueballs would create a new sub thread (“Nested Comments Still Blow”, which is an instance of sub thread referenced above).

    Is all that clear? Good. Now I’m going to explain Einstein’s Equivalency Principle, which is his theory of gravity, with a background discussion of how he discovered it during one of his famous thought experiments…..

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    Hey, don’t look at me. If they can fit in a purse, I usually just throw ‘em back.

  • outta here

    and if everyone else was jumping off a bridge? You say you’re all ears, but I’m not seeing it.

  • ig5959292ee

    good post

  • GerryBevers

    The sad truth is that the dog has most likely been eaten. It would have had a better chance of survival if it had been lost on the Serengeti than in Seoul, South Korea.

  • pawikirogii

    robert, this new system is just a mess.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    Too soon, GB. That, the dog had a name, and is a specific instance of a dog. I will say that your comment would be funny if it were about some dog as an idea, but I don’t think so much when it’s about someone’s recently lost pet. I”m pulling for the puppy.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    RK, I see that most of the complaints aren’t so much about nesting and more about the comments not being planced in chronological order. Apparently people liked the old style. Is there a way to have the recent comments display more links to recent comments and less verbiage?

  • GerryBevers

    It doesn’t matter if the dog had a name or a dog tag. A dog is a dog in the eyes of the dogmeat suppliers and restaurants, a meal walking on four legs. The fact that a dog was a pet just makes it easier to catch.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOoB4n7jHqA

  • cactusmcharris

    Robert,

    Please direct me to the discussion tab – I looked on my Disqus profile and don’t find it there, I don’t find it here.

    And I don’t have a smart phone – you can see why.

    Also, I’d prefer to post under my pen, rather than real name – that somehow got changed, too.

  • cactusmcharris

    And now it’s back to being righteous – go Disqus, I guess. Now I have to change the avatar from a succulent to a cactus, although this place doesn’t lack for enough spiny pricks already.

  • http://www.askakorean.net/ The_Korean

    That’s not the only issue. I can’t tell which of the recent comments (on the right) went to which nested discussion thread, etc. Also, inability-to-click-links problem is really damn annoying. Strangely, my desktop is fine, but my Chrome on my laptop has that issue.

  • yuna_at_marmotshole

    With my baby asleep at my feet after a day in the snow, I am fucking embarrassed to be born a Korean.

  • yuna_at_marmotshole

    And no way the dog-for-eating vs dog-for-pets argument has a leg to stand on any more than if I were to say some race of humans are more fit for manual labour by birth and some to rule over them with a whip.

  • Yu Bum Suk

    TK, you’ll be happy to know that the Holy Grill in Daegu now serves bibimbap with guacamole, sour cream, jalapenos, and Mexican beans – all for a mere W11,900. It was as pleasing to this honky’s palate as it was unpleasing to his credit card.

  • gbnhj

    I think your analogy might more accurately be that ‘some race of humans is, by birth, more fit for a life of leisure, another more fit for manual labor, and still another more fit for eating’.

    Not that I’m advocating any one of these in particular.

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  • yuna_at_marmotshole

    True, gbnhj, but since my last analogy involving humans in my last dog-cruelty post, and packs of Godwins Law Net-Nazis jumping at my throat like a pack of dogs about Godwins laws and how I am not to liken cruelty to animals to cruelty to humans, I’ve become weary.

    Recently I lost the urge to go on about the horror that is the revised romanization of Korean words, especially after Robert’s last post on how they are now wasting money on renaming yet more signs needlesly instead of actually changing the system so that non-Korean speakers can actually speak a little bit close to how the actual damned words sound in Korean. It’s like when Cartman blew his funny fuse.

  • wangkon936

    Saw this over the weekend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqVq9GvcFuw

    Crap! Why don’t they just surrender? Seriously. There is a lot in the movie about self-defense, dedication and out smarting your enemy, etc. However, there isn’t anything about how the Japanese High Command simply lying to their soldiers and civilians that cased the whole mess in the first place!

    Same thing with this movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4QWqDTCk2A

    Nothing about how idiotic of a gesture it was to send out an outdated battleship into the teeth of American naval power with an ill trained crew and only enough fuel for a one way trip.

  • que337
  • wangkon936

    Wow. Pacquiao leaves himself totally open for a vicious right cross.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IqdWBItfHRY

  • http://www.bcarr.com/ Brendon Carr

    Well, that’s you. As for me, even though the guy clearly wishes Communism upon the United States, I still like his comments.

  • RElgin

    I have noticed that when I look at e-books on Amazon and want to buy one, as soon as I log in with my ID that is tied to my address in South Korea, 2 dollars is added to any book that I might want to purchase with the disclaimer that there is a price difference due to my address. It costs the same for me to download a book here as it would in America. There is no justification for increasing the price other than they want to gouge non-Americans.

    This is a rip-off and I will never buy another book from Amazon ever again.
    Has anyone else noticed this trick before now?

  • GerryBevers

    Why doesn’t the “Comment Editing” function work, which is one very few redeeming functions of this comment system? The font looks terrible and the nested comments are confusing. But we all know what is going to happen. In a few days, Robert will switch back to the old format. We have seen it before, more than once. Think of the movie “Groundhog Day,” except here it should be called “Marmot’s Day.”

  • Anonymous_Joe

    Economists cal this price discrimination, and we see it in many other markets and for many other products. There is really no technological compatibility reason for DVD’s to be regionally coded. The different region codes, hard coded into the players, allow manufacturers to charge different prices for different (economic) regions. Windows did it with its OS (with much cheaper prices for Windows in Chinese than in English), which is the reason that you can’t buy a Chinese language Windows OS and then switch the language.

    I find it strange that Amazon adds money for Asia. I’m going to backward engineer the reason. The eBook publishers might perceive more risk in selling in the Asian market because copyright laws are flouted. The Korean gov’t. might charge a VAT while internet sales in the U.S. are not taxed. Amazon might do it for the same reason that a dog licks its balls….

    (Oh crap, my main man in Canuckistan was right.)

    Solutions: Use a VPN.

  • RElgin

    Well, there is just one problem and that is that they have a credit card tied to South Korea, thus I would need to use something American-flavoured. I don’t buy your reasoning too since the internet can operate anywhere, thus the file would not need to be hosted in South Korea or Asia for that much.

    I vote for the dog protocol since I think that Amazon is run by cats.
    I will still no longer buy from them.

  • wangkon936

    Okay, I’ve had a few days to mess with Disqus and I don’t really mind this format. However, one thing that does irk me is that the comments don’t appear to be listed in order of most recent or least recent. My most recent comments, even if they are not in response to any comment, ends up somewhere in the middle sometimes. Maybe I’m just missing something?

  • Anonymous_Joe

    I thought you were setting me up, like this is my sitcom. Or at least I’m the minor character that they added in later seasons (to help with the female demographic, mind you), who got really big, became his own breakout character, got his own show, got booted for indiscretions in his real life, and ended up on celebrity rehab.

    I really should have just added a smiley.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    I don’t know the specifics of Korean tax law, but in the U.S. for stuff bought by mail and based on the purchaser’s address, the seller must charge sales tax if the company has a physical presence in the state. Korean tax law could be different, or there might even be an Amazon, Korea. Still, give the VPN a shot with your Korean CC and see what happens.

  • cactusmcharris
  • http://www.askakorean.net/ The_Korean

    Don’t mind me. I am just here to quietly put down this link here, and walk away…

    http://apps.facebook.com/theguardian/commentisfree/2012/dec/08/psy-lyrics-anti-us-anger

  • http://www.askakorean.net/ The_Korean

    Admit it YBS, you are just saying this to goad me into commenting here. Admit it. ADMIT IT.

    On the plus side, Daegu is a culinary wasteland so I don’t really care what they do. They can’t possibly ruin Korean food any more than they have already done ;)

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    You’re wrong. 찜갈비 is good eating.

  • Yu Bum Suk

    Guilty as charged. I do know a Korean-American (“JJ”) in Daegu who makes some damn fine western-style sandwiches, however. He seems to be the only restauranteur in the city who knows where to find good bread.

  • Yu Bum Suk

    Daegu is also home to the only Korean restaurant I’ve ever seen that serves lasagna. It’s not great lasagna (in fact I wonder if they took it from a frozen dinner and put it in an oven pot) but hey, it’s lasagna.

  • RElgin

    There is no Korean Amazon. VPN will not work since they are basing this charge on a non-US credit card.

  • http://www.bcarr.com/ Brendon Carr

    Amazon has recently (like May, perhaps?) established a subsidiary here in Korea in advance of what I hope will be a larger market entry. You may be being charged VAT on your book purchases based on Amazon’s physical presence in the jurisdiction where you live. That said, I buy books regularly and haven’t noticed any such thing. What I have noticed, Mr. Elgin, is a general anti-corporate paranoia by yourself.

  • http://www.bcarr.com/ Brendon Carr

    Wrong. There is a Korean Amazon. It’s not trading under that guise, but Amazon has two Korean subsidiaries that I know of.

  • RElgin

    Ah yes “Amazon.com is selling books in Korea through SIS & Amazon, an online bookshop run by Samsung Corp.” Samsunged again. It is sure to be more expensive no matter what they are selling.

  • RElgin

    I looked up an ebook and noted the .99 cent price. Upon signing in, a notice came up stating that there was a price difference due to location, whereupon the price was 2.99. The price difference was quite easy to see.

    I can not help it if you are unobservant in your online purchases and I would suspect that you always shop while signed into Amazon under your account, thus you would not know what you are really being charged. You should abstain from castigating people when you yourself are working without the benefit of evidence.

  • http://www.bcarr.com/ Brendon Carr

    Well, I wonder if you’ve also missed the notices concerning price set by the publisher. Because Amazon quite diligently makes that notice as well.

  • Jieun K

    Not a Facebook user, so I had to google. This must be it: The PSY scandal: singing about killing people v. constantly doing it.

    It’s worth a read regardless of nationality. The article ends with the following message:

    Americans would benefit from spending much less time and energy expressing outrage and offense at anti-American sentiment, and far more time and energy trying to understand why it’s so widespread and intense.

  • R.elgin
  • http://www.askakorean.net/ The_Korean

    Now that I am slowly getting accustomed to this system, let’s try my hand at addressing this attempted flamewar:

    I’m sure I said this to you, IHBB, on this precise topic, but it bears repeating: for a guy who thinks hypocrisy is a cardinal sin, you sure can be shamelessly hypocritical when it suits your pathological need to bash Asians at every chance available. When I thought it was POSSIBLE (not definite, not likely, but POSSIBLE) that Lin could be something special, what did you do? You screeched and screeched that it was too early even to think about the POSSIBILITY. Then when Lin had ONE bad game against Miami, you gleefully jumped on that performance to discount all other games that Lin played to date. Remember that?

    Now, you are taking the first 20 games of the season, in which Lin is getting over injury and playing in a whole new team (i.e. whole new teammates and whole new system,) and rendered a final verdict over his entire career. Which was really funny, because it was just in time for the reprisal of the classic Linsanity game against the mighty Spurs — 38 points, 7 Asts, 52.4% FG, 4-for-5 3PG, 2 Stl and 2 Blks.

    Given that you follow sports closely enough to know advanced metrics in basketball, your shameless hypocrisy is even more embarrassing — just to feed your bigotry, you downgrade your own intelligence. What has been happening with Lin is plain to see — he is a pick-and-roll guard who needs to have a ball in his hand, and he has a hard time doing that with James Harden, another P&R guard who needs to have a ball in his hand. (There are many articles on this topic BTW, looked them up.) Remove Harden from the lineup, and you get something like the Spurs game.

    I don’t know how Lin will turn out, although I continue to think 18/9 with 50% shooting is still within reach. But I do know this — in the unlikely scenario that Lin is inducted into the Hall of Fame, you will still be screeching that it is too early to judge Lin’s career.

    That’s all I got. Screech some more and declare victory. Yay, you won! You won!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHnYntZzaiQ iheartblueballs

    So many holes in this swiss cheese post I don’t know where to start.

    The hypocrisy charge is complete shite. My point the entire time through the Linsanity hype was that there was no way he could sustain that level of play consistently, and that he was bound to fall back to earth and fall hard. The basis for that was that the circumstances under which he was flourishing (injured teammates leading to inordinate offensive opportunities, playing vs a string of awful teams, being an unknown with no scouting on him, etc) were short-term, and that once those circumstances dissipated, so would his stats, because he simply isn’t good enough to perform at that level consistently. And that is exactly what happened last year and into this year.

    There is absolutely no hypocrisy in me taking the last month of last season and the first month of this season and using it as evidence that my analysis and prediction for his future performance is up to this point FAR FAR superior to yours. I said nothing at all about his career being decided..that’s just you creating fantasies to fit the strawman you’re attacking. Of course he could still improve on his miserable start and I don’t discount that possibility. But I feel confident in saying he won’t improve to the point of putting up Linsanity numbers or anywhere close to it night in and night out. Not 18/9/50%. Not a legit all-star. Not a chance. That’s my prediction. Not a final judgment. Comprende?

    That’s also quite a nice excuse pyramid you’re building, and unfortunately it’s all bullshit as well. Lin is the second option on the Rockets, and as far as career opportunity goes, he’s not going to find one any better than that. The Knicks dumped him for a reason, and that’s because they saw in that final month of the regular season that he wasn’t as good as advertised. Not to mention his disaster in the playoffs when he refused to play at what he said was 80% health against the Heat when they needed him. All kinds of teammates thought he was a chump at that point, and I’m sure that’s also part of what led them to go after fat-ass Felton instead of matching the ridiculous contract the Rockets offered in the off-season.

    So what he plays with Harden and his point guardish ways. Russell Westbrook played with Harden and he still managed to put up All-Star numbers, and that was with Durant getting a load of touches as well. See, that’s what ACTUAL all-star point guards do. They can flourish and put up stats on any team, in any system, regardless of teammates. Rose, Westbrook, Williams, Paul, Parker, Rondo…those are legitimate All-Stars, not pretend ones. Put any of them on any team in the league, and regardless of what kind of pick and roll shooting guard they have for a teammate or what system they’re in, they’ll all still be great and put up all-star numbers. You don’t have to make excuses for them because they PERFORM.

    Lin isn’t in that category, nor is he anywhere near it. Which is what the Rockets are figuring out (already trade rumors about Lin cropping up) and why they’re regularly benching him in the fourth quarter of games for TONEY DOUGLAS, because Lin is still a terrible defender and gets torched night in and night out. And when he can’t generate offense to cover that up, he becomes a below average point guard who is a liability late in games because he’s shooting 40% and getting destroyed by opposing point guards. In fact, in the big San Antonio game you were crowing about, if you actually watched the game you would have seen that despite all the offensive heroics, the Rockets lost that game mostly because Tony Parker put up a triple double on Lin and the Spurs backcourt abused him in general on the defensive end. Duncan did nothing. The Spurs backcourt put up 78 points.

    And give me a fucking break on the Asian-bashing bullshit. I don’t give a shit that he’s Asian other than to highlight that his ethnicity was one of the factors that led so many dupes (including you) to fall head over heels in love with his heartwarming story, which in turn led to you getting fooled into believing he was better than he actually is. The reason your analysis (along with many others) was so blindly poor is because you allowed your pathological need to validate and boost a fellow Asian to overwhelm any pure basketball analytical skill you had (which is clearly minimal to begin with). You fell for the racial gambit, it made you look stupid, and now you claim that because my analysis was right, it was because I’M the racist. Fucking rich.

  • http://www.bcarr.com/ Brendon Carr

    Oh Lordy.

  • dww

    this might be one of the greatest TMH posts I’ve seen in years.

  • bballi

    See the difference here, TK read some articles while IHBB actually watches the games

  • http://www.sperwerslog.com/ Sperwer

    And give me a fucking break on the Asian-bashing bullshit. I don’t give a shit that he’s Asian other than to highlight that his ethnicity was one of the factors that led so many dupes (including you) to fall head over heels in love with his heartwarming story, which in turn led to you getting fooled into believing he was better than he actually is. The reason your analysis (along with many others) was so blindly poor is because you allowed your pathological need to validate and boost a fellow Asian to overwhelm any pure basketball analytical skill you had (which is clearly minimal to begin with). You fell for the racial gambit, it made you look stupid, and now you claim that because my analysis was right, it was because I’M the racist. Fucking rich.

    This!

    Pretty much sums up the argumentative rnodus operandi of the kimchi brigade in general.

  • yuna_at_marmotshole

    this is SPARTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ig5959292ee

     odjebi

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