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Mojo31 03-30-22 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22456322)
My wife is currently dealing with alopecia right now and has been for about 6 weeks and it is very upsetting to her. Her dermatologist thinks it's going to be ok. She had several injections (steroids?) in her scalp a couple weeks ago. It's a large spot but her hair dresser has done a great job covering it up but is still readily visible if her hair gets mussed or wind blown.

I can only imagine. My wife fusses with her hair so much that if she ever started losing it I'm afraid she would never leave the house.

indyfabz 03-30-22 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22455929)
I still don't get the joke...I mean, it sounded like a veiled complimentto me. Is that it? Like he was hitting on Jada right in front of Will?

I take it youíve never seen G.I. Jane. Demi Moore sports a mostly shaved head.

indyfabz 03-30-22 03:17 PM

Puppy photo of the day. Babka belongs to the student of a piano teacher I know.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7db4c47b6.jpeg

datlas 03-30-22 03:28 PM

It’s officially spring. Zwift cancelled (effective April 5th). :bday:

Bah Humbug 03-30-22 03:33 PM

On the off-chance anyone cares about my thoughts on the Smith/Rock incident...

I find it interesting we draw such a line between physical attacks (the minor sort here - no he wasn't going to kill the man, no matter what Stern says) and verbal. Verbal bullying is bullying. Verbal abuse is abuse. Verbal attacks are attacks, and can absolutely hurt both the person is question and others (in this case, others with alopecia) - it's the same situation as hate crimes causing a chilling effect on the targeted group. Here of course, besides alopecia sufferers, cancer victims going through chemo would feel the hit too. While I won't say Smith was "right" (he wasn't, to be clear), as a former victim of mostly-verbal bullying, it absolutely hurts and contributes to the long-term psychological damage most of you have seen on me.

Until we reach a point where there is other recourse for it (and that doesn't square with the First Amendment, of course...) I have little sympathy for bullies who hide behind "it's just a joke", which I was told over and over by the kids bullying me, by the teachers. Eff that noise. The only bit that makes this more interesting is that usually verbal bullying is done from a position of social superiority (in the power sense, regardless of "punching up" nonsense), but I would have assumed Smith is the more powerful celebrity in this case. Regardless, Rock deserves a whole lot of incoming for being a shower tote, and doesn't suddenly get sympathy just because his desired victim hit back differently.

It actually neatly parallels current events, where we can't bomb Moscow... but we'll happily take action to try to send them into Depression-level economic devastation. Probably better than B-52s in formation, but it will cause a lot of damage and hardship without a trigger pull.

Bah Humbug 03-30-22 03:34 PM

Meanwhile I'd shave my head if I had the slightest excuse, but I'm still worried if I just do it for no good reason people will assume I'm a white supremacist.

seedsbelize2 03-30-22 03:38 PM

I put new trigger shifters and brake levers on my wife's mtb/town bike. I hung it by the seatpost while making final adjustments. It just never crossed my mind that someone would take that personally.
genejockey I can only hope those pliers show up. It would be a treat to have two.
Better late than never RIP Taylor Hawkins

Mojo31 03-30-22 03:48 PM

I don't think anyone has condoned Rock's joke. It's just that there was likely a better way to handle the situation on the Smith side.

I do think there is a difference between hiding behind "it's a joke" when bullying versus a comedian being paid to make people laugh although they shouldn't profit at the expense of others. In other words, I don't think Rock used "the joke" to gain power or control over the Smiths like bullies do. I think he used it thinking he was entertaining people, albeit at someone else's expense. Neither are appropriate, although I think the bullying is far worse because it is used to subjugate people.

This is just opinion, and I'm not an expert.

genejockey 03-30-22 03:49 PM

The other day, I was awakened by Rango barking. This happens a lot, but usually it's a pattern where he goes, "Bark, bark, bark!....(pause)...bark, bark, bark, bark!...(pause)" and repeats - barking and listening for a response from other nearby dogs. This particular morning it was, "Bark!...Bark!...Bark!...Bark!...Bark!...Bark!...", just barking without the usual pauses. I looked out the bedroom window, and I see.....

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6e07daf460.jpg
Silly galoot was trying to warn us about a duck. Mission accomplished.

Mojo31 03-30-22 04:00 PM

We get Mallards stopping for a break in our pool this time of year. Our dog goes nuts. Ducks just look at her and say, "Silly princess. We're not worried about you because we know you won't get your hair wet."

Only problem is the ducks sheit and drop eggs into the pool, and then we have to clean it up.

ls01 03-30-22 04:25 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22456338)
I take it youíve never seen G.I. Jane. Demi Moore sports a mostly shaved head.

nah, I'm not much for movies. I don't sit still to much.

datlas 03-30-22 04:30 PM

Progress. Still have to run cables, install chain and pedals, and wrap bars.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8500da72b.jpeg

datlas 03-30-22 04:42 PM

I did not see the Oscars, and I expect there is plenty of blame to go around.

That said, celebrities are usually fair game for comedians’ jokes, and comedians are known for making insulting jokes, so I think the conclusion should be fairly obvious. If he made a bad joke about someone’s child under 18 that is obv a different matter.

bampilot06 03-30-22 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22456419)
Progress. Still have to run cables, install chain and pedals, and wrap bars.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8500da72b.jpeg


what bike have you been riding?

ls01 03-30-22 04:45 PM

On the Will Smith thing. Chris Rock was hired to do exactly what he was doing. Bagging on the stars is a tradition. Everyone of them knows about it. There have been far, far worse things said to and about others and there has never been an episode of physical violence before, certainly not during the awards and once again I'll point out. No charges filed. Even though it happened live on television in front of hundreds of witnesses.
If it were you or I we would have gone to jail. No award for you!

bampilot06 03-30-22 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22456358)
Itís officially spring. Zwift cancelled (effective April 5th). :bday:


but but but but, what happens if it rains?

seedsbelize2 03-30-22 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22456430)
I did not see the Oscars, and I expect there is plenty of blame to go around.

That said, celebrities are usually fair game for comedians’ jokes, and comedians are known for making insulting jokes, so I think the conclusion should be fairly obvious. If he made a bad joke about someone’s child under 18 that is obv a different matter.

Just think of the points he made with his wife though. That might have been what it was all about.

bampilot06 03-30-22 04:47 PM

Thereís a cannondale super x that I want on Pros closet. Somehow they know this and the bike ad keeps showing up everywhere.

bampilot06 03-30-22 04:49 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22456438)
Just think of the points he made with his wife though. That might have been what it was all about.


does anybody watch the oscarís anymore? if not I am sure next years ratings will be higher. The older I get I am convinced everything is about money. Follow the money.

bampilot06 03-30-22 04:51 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22456419)
Progress. Still have to run cables, install chain and pedals, and wrap bars.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8500da72b.jpeg


also what bike gets those reynolds in the back ground? They would look good on my Ritchey.:innocent:

datlas 03-30-22 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22456432)
what bike have you been riding?

Been riding the Roubaix gift bike. Itís a fine backup steed.

datlas 03-30-22 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22456435)
but but but but, what happens if it rains?

Ride in the rain if not too cold.

bampilot06 03-30-22 05:00 PM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3d673d1d62.png
the struggle is real.

datlas 03-30-22 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22456444)
also what bike gets those reynolds in the back ground? They would look good on my Ritchey.:innocent:

Those are summer wheels. They go on in May or June and come off in October.

bampilot06 03-30-22 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22456449)
Ride in the rain if not too cold.


You are out of control.


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