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Posted: 3/4/2011 12:15:21 PM

I am up to date!!

Beets - I unless anyone comes back with follow ups - or new compelling questions - I think I should step down from the hot seat.

This hot seat is now cold.

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Posted: 3/4/2011 12:16:26 PM

And thanks everyone for the great quesitons and interest.

This was fun and somewhat cathardic for me.

And Im glad 75,000 people were interested (74,750 of them wrigleywagers F5 key).

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Posted: 3/4/2011 12:30:48 PM
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Posted: 3/4/2011 12:31:56 PM
Vanzack -- give any more thought to the question of whose threads you read on a regular basis here?
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Posted: 3/4/2011 12:34:30 PM
look this gent isnt gonna admit he reads all my threads
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Posted: 3/4/2011 1:28:31 PM
Van was trying to dodge that question Kap.


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Posted: 3/4/2011 4:38:48 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by vanzack:

This is actually quite easy.

I make a conscious decision that my family is first.

Sounds simple, but it is surprisingly easy when you actually say those words and practice them.  I dont care who you are,or what profession you are in - once you profess that the money and anything else you get from your career are secondary to your family relationships - life becomes a lot easier.

Thank you.  You have my respect for sure.  All the best.

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Posted: 3/4/2011 5:12:39 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by superbeets:

Again I want to personally say THANK YOU to everyone who has asked questions and especially to you VAN for answering everything.  You went above and beyond.  
BEETS, who is next?  Bator???
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Posted: 3/4/2011 5:14:46 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by kaponofor3:

Vanzack -- give any more thought to the question of whose threads you read on a regular basis here?
Yeah Sack, whats the big deal??  ohhh, i forgot...Have you ever blindly tailed a covers members pick??
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Posted: 3/4/2011 7:42:37 PM
THANKS VAN.  You did a great job...




If you guys want to talk about who is next and stuff like that then please do so in another thread.  I dont want to ruin this thread with "other" stuff..
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Posted: 3/4/2011 10:25:59 PM
I don't think you answered the question "What's the one thing you would change about Covers?". Sorry if you did and I missed it. I was interested in that answer. 
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Posted: 3/4/2011 10:32:57 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by vanzack:

Originally Posted by Spitfire15] Vanzack - favorite bands?

Tool, Alice in Chains, Metallica, Beatles

When you smoke weed how do you do it?

Pipe I bought in Cozumel Mexico for 6 dollars.  Shape of a lizard.  I call it my lizard pipe.





BAHAHA this killed me.  The little things always crack me up more than the big ones.

Regardless of if you want to meet some stranger who is 20 years younger than you when you are in Pittsburgh (which I'm sure is one of those things where you say 'hey - why not?'... but when the time comes the choice is obvious - HELL NO!'... well thats what I would do anyway, and I've always felt that our thought process is actually somewhat similar) ---- where was I .... oh yeah ----- regardless, if you are even in Pittsburgh you absolutely MUST catch a baseball game at PNC Park.  I'm telling you, it is absolutely baseball heaven.  I was never a big PIttsburgh guy... the people here at dumb, gross, and thoughtless.... the city is generally dirty, unappealing, and there isn't a great deal to do.... and the weather sucks.  I never thought I would miss it but my first year away from Pittsburgh I realized how much I really love this city.  So for me, I could sit in that empty park and look at that skyline all day and night and it would never get old.  Its like observing the grand canyon or something... but you don't have to be from Pittsburgh to take in that view and love it.  What I said about the city being dirty is only at street level... I think 90% of people who have never really taken a good look at it would be blown away by how nice it looks from a distance.  Stuck right in the middle of 2 rivers at their confluence, you could not hand pick a greater place in which to nestle a city.  I guess that's why G Wash and the Union chose it for Fort Pitt.  But like most of my posts, you don't need to read all this nonsense - just skip to the end for the point.  You need to go to a game at PNC Park.

And don't give me this 'the Pirates suck' garbage, of course they do.  Who doesn't love a good underdog.

Oh yeah - for best results go on fireworks night and bet large on the Succos.  They play up for the crowd... trust me.  OH MY GOD! (video).  ...this was with 2 outs in the bottom of the 11th down by 2.  I will always get chills from this.  I remember being at the ballpark (not PNC - a minor league ballpark where I was working in ticketing)  listening to this game on the radio with $100 on the buccos.  Fireworks night baby.  How do I end this post....

Lets Go Bucs.  Pirates.  Passion.  Pride.
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Posted: 3/4/2011 10:39:16 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by vanzack:

 

Where do I start with this one?

I do everything around my house, including cutting the law, although I have like a mac daddy mower that makes it so easy I feel like I am cheating.

Keeping busy is sometimes a challenge.  I wake up when I wake up.  I currently weigh about 170.  I am a very determined smart worker. 

Here is a general statement for you:  There will always be someone better off than you, and someone worse off than you.  The key to life is always comparing yourself to the guy who is worse off than you.

I have dogs all the time, they are a part of my life and always will be, dogs rule.

I like your offer of pittsburgh.  I will take it under consideration.  You sound like a cool person.



That's where I think you are finally wrong.

The key is realizing that the people 'below' you are miserable... but not as miserable as the people 'above' you.  For most people the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.  No matter where you are, unless you are Bill Gates or homeless, chances are you are riding the fence.  Enjoy the view of both and realize that you could never be better off than that in life.  More wealth = more responsibility and less appreciation of your life and the things that make it up.  No wealth = more appreciation, but no ability to actually utilize this appreciation to become happy, because you don't have the means to experience life.

People, just enjoy where you are.  Take in every moment of life, and use these moments to improve the future so that you can appreciate the time in the future even more.



And never under-estimate the power of an underdog.  Nothing to lose, everything to game.  In other words - Lets Go Bucs.  P
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Posted: 3/4/2011 10:50:31 PM
"everything to game" you know what I was going for.  I type fast... end up typing words similar to the ones I want.
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Posted: 3/4/2011 11:05:28 PM
Is this thread a joke, or serious?

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Posted: 3/5/2011 12:55:21 AM
EPL thoughts this weekend? 
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Posted: 3/5/2011 2:33:30 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Spitfire15:


BAHAHA this killed me.  The little things always crack me up more than the big ones.

Regardless of if you want to meet some stranger who is 20 years younger than you when you are in Pittsburgh (which I'm sure is one of those things where you say 'hey - why not?'... but when the time comes the choice is obvious - HELL NO!'... well thats what I would do anyway, and I've always felt that our thought process is actually somewhat similar) ---- where was I .... oh yeah ----- regardless, if you are even in Pittsburgh you absolutely MUST catch a baseball game at PNC Park.  I'm telling you, it is absolutely baseball heaven.  I was never a big PIttsburgh guy... the people here at dumb, gross, and thoughtless.... the city is generally dirty, unappealing, and there isn't a great deal to do.... and the weather sucks.  I never thought I would miss it but my first year away from Pittsburgh I realized how much I really love this city.  So for me, I could sit in that empty park and look at that skyline all day and night and it would never get old.  Its like observing the grand canyon or something... but you don't have to be from Pittsburgh to take in that view and love it.  What I said about the city being dirty is only at street level... I think 90% of people who have never really taken a good look at it would be blown away by how nice it looks from a distance.  Stuck right in the middle of 2 rivers at their confluence, you could not hand pick a greater place in which to nestle a city.  I guess that's why G Wash and the Union chose it for Fort Pitt.  But like most of my posts, you don't need to read all this nonsense - just skip to the end for the point.  You need to go to a game at PNC Park.

And don't give me this 'the Pirates suck' garbage, of course they do.  Who doesn't love a good underdog.

Oh yeah - for best results go on fireworks night and bet large on the Succos.  They play up for the crowd... trust me.  OH MY GOD! (video).  ...this was with 2 outs in the bottom of the 11th down by 2.  I will always get chills from this.  I remember being at the ballpark (not PNC - a minor league ballpark where I was working in ticketing)  listening to this game on the radio with $100 on the buccos.  Fireworks night baby.  How do I end this post....

Lets Go Bucs.  Pirates.  Passion.  Pride.

Wow, this dude is in love with Vanzack. 
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Posted: 3/5/2011 8:28:03 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Sharp__Action:


Wow, this dude is in love with Vanzack. 


And sharpaction not you -- the good sharpaction... NHL forum sharpaction. 
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Posted: 3/5/2011 8:32:28 AM
And that post was all about Pittsburgh and PNC Park the post on the last page sounded far more happy than this one.  But hey - this vanzack character is extremely intriguing and creative, 75,000 views of this thread, I'm not the only one interested in how he comes up with some of this stuff.
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Posted: 4/11/2011 10:27:10 PM
I am curious to learn about your graduate level religion studies.
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Posted: 4/12/2011 12:57:23 AM
I just spent the last hour and a half reading this thread, and all I can say is...

Wow. This has been a fantastic read to say the least. Thanks to Van and Beets for doing this. Seriously.


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Posted: 4/12/2011 1:00:10 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by rangerz2478:

I just spent the last hour and a half reading this thread, and all I can say is...

Wow. This has been a fantastic read to say the least. Thanks to Van and Beets for doing this. Seriously.


i will tell them..they are on a date together as we speak
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Posted: 6/28/2011 11:01:40 PM
Very good thread...

Thought I would give some others a chance to add to it before we move it to the Archives

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Posted: 6/28/2011 11:03:15 PM
Whats a good diet for a good sports capper ?
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Posted: 6/28/2011 11:09:51 PM
What kind of shoes did you wear today?



How often do you brush your teeth?



When was the last time you drank until you puked?



Do you courtesy flush on the toilet?  I find that everyone either does this all the time or has never courtesy flushed in their life.
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