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  1. Anyone golfed with the non-hole golf holes that courses are using?

    1. QMany

      QMany

      I played 9 solo last week at Indian Creek (Elkhorn). They have the cups pulled 2" above ground, so you just hit the cup and call it good. You don't have to touch anything but your own clubs/ball. It was enjoyable, especially just getting out of the house, fresh air, sunshine, etc.

    2. iLoveLamp

      iLoveLamp

      What happens if you get a hole in one with the cup pulled up like that? 
       

      Would you say you’ve gotten a hole in one if it were a situation like that? 

    3. teachercd

      teachercd

      Bro...I would say I did!

       

      s#!t, I brag when I get a hole in 4 on a par 3.

  2. Your best "quitting a job" story?  Mine...I worked for Lincoln Trap and Skeet...I think they hired me the same day I went in for the "interview" . I worked the entire day, a Saturday, I think.  I was supposed to come back the next day and just never did...It was HORRIBLE.  The shooters were dicks.

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    2. ColoradoHusk

      ColoradoHusk

      I don't have any crazy quitting stories, but I did have a funny "firing" story (Teach knows this story).  I was doing some temp accounting work for a company which makes candles outside Chicago (think Yankee Candle, but not quite as successful).  My "boss" was a douchy guy who had an earring and thought he was hot s#!t because he was the lead accounting/finance guy at this place.  After being there 2-3, and not getting much work to do, the guy let me go on a Friday morning.  He said he was mad at me for not asking to do more work, even though I thought that his job was to give me stuff to work on.  On my way home, the temp company called me and they were upset with me.  They said the "boss" called me lazy and I stole a bunch of candles from their warehouse.  I changed my name of my fantasy baseball team to Lazy Candle Stealer that season.

    3. NUance

      NUance

      I had a job once where my mentor was supposed to get me up to speed on some tasks.  I'd had a similar job for nearly 3 years so it wasn't like I was starting at ground zero.  But the mentor would have me do the same task over and over, making a few small changes each time.  Sometimes keeping me there until 8:00 or 9:00 pm doing this crap because he'd make more money putting in the extra hours.  I kept the revisions for a couple of tasks, and showed our boss what he'd been doing.  You could see that the second revision was substantially the same as the seventh revision.  I did this because I knew s#!t would hit the fan when they tallied up my meager work throughput.  Sure enough, a couple weeks later the boss called me into his office.  He told me that I wasn't getting enough work done, so I'd have to put in more hours.  I told him that not only was I not going to put in more hours, but I wasn't going to put in any hours.  I quit right there on the spot.   (I landed a job at a much better place about three weeks later.)    

       

      Several years later I worked for a company that could have sent a great deal of work to that first place.  Needless to say, they never got a nickel's worth of business from us, or from any company I've worked for since.  

    4. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      Many years ago I was working at a job that often needed working on weekend hours. I was basically in charge of one crew and a buddy of mine was in charge of the other. We had been there a few years and had it arranged to where we would each take off alternate weekends and still get all the work done. Well.....the company brought in a new guy over us and he had this wise idea that everyone was going to work 6 on and 2 off. That is a 8 day week so naturally your two days off would keep slipping back one day per week. I didn’t like the idea of days off being different every week and working so many weekends in a row but the new guy was trying to sell it by telling us we would get a 4 day mini vacation every 8 weeks. Anyway, I told him I thought it sucked and that he would receive my notice the day he announced that would actually happen. Of course he didn’t believe me. Well the day came and he said that’s the way it was going. I told him I’d already given him my notice, quit, wished him luck then I walked out and never went back.

  3. Who remembers how they saw their first Playboy as a kid?

    I was snooping in my parents closet...under a box there were like 3 magazines...one was a Playboy...I was probably like 11 years old.

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    2. macroboy

      macroboy

      @teachercd what were the other two magazines?

    3. teachercd

      teachercd

      I think one was a penthouse...I don't remember the other one.

    4. Toe

      Toe

      Stole it from a bookstore, lol. Accumulated a stack of them that way.

  4. Any of you use delivery services like Grub Hub or Door Dash?  What is the charge?

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    2. huKSer

      huKSer

      I get my butt in the car and go to the restaurant and pick up my own food. Always have. When your 8 piece chicken wings shows up with 7 pieces.

       

       

    3. Enhance

      Enhance

      I have a Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card and they are offering a full year of Premium Doordash for all 'DashPass' restaurants, which essentially means you don't have to page the usage fee; you just pay for the food + tax and then a tip for the driver.

       

      DoorDash has also added TONS of restaurants to the DashPass in the last few days because of the coronavirus. The service is currently defaulted to 'no contact delivery' so they drop it off at the door and text you through the app saying it's there. So far, I've been really pleased.

       

      If you don't have a Chase card, paying for the premium service for the next couple of months may be worth it if you want to use it more than 3+ times. I think it's about $10/month for premium.

    4. Enhance

      Enhance

      @JJ Husker I'm in the same boat. What they're recommending right now for delivery food is to transfer the food from the containers onto your own dishware (using your own utensils) and then making sure to wash your hands again before eating.

  5. Officially the worst episode of the Walking Dead.

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    2. Enhance

      Enhance

      That's wild. I personally barely made it out of season two and that was almost a decade ago.

      Sounds like it's time to send this baby out to sea on a burning longship.

    3. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      I quit watching about the time Rick's son was wearing the hat and acting like he was some kind of badass. It's time to give up when you want the main characters to get eaten by walkers....

    4. Redux

      Redux

      I started binge watching during season 3 being on TV.  Once I had caught up I started reading the comics.

       

      Well, the comic ended last year.  The show deviated from the comic so poorly that it cannot survive.  The show show botched All Out War so badly that I essentially stopped watching a few episodes into the following season.  I'll catch up at some point but wow did they mess that up, so I had very little faith they would do justice to the Whisperers.  Sounds like I was right.

  6. Favorite TV show(s) from when you were 12-17.  Go

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    2. ColoradoHusk

      ColoradoHusk

      Saved by the Bell in my early teens, Beverly Hills 90210 when I got into high school.

    3. Husker John

      Husker John

      Monday Night Football with "Dandy" Don Meredith and Howard Cossell.

       

    4. CheeseHusker

      CheeseHusker

      The Simpsons. Right in the sweet spot too; early seasons.

  7. Everyone on Social Media last week:  Teachers have it easy, they don't need more money, they choose that job AND they get summers off!

     

    Everyone on Social Media after about 3 days of having their kids at home:  My god, this is horrible, how do teachers do it?  

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    2. The Dude

      The Dude

      Now imagine juggling that with a real job.

    3. teachercd

      teachercd

      No s#!t...she works from home AND has to teach her two kids...brutal!

    4. Judoka

      Judoka

      The only thing I've b!^@hed about regarding my kids schooling, relearning maths.

  8. I know poker is not as big as it was about 10 years ago...but do any of you have a bad beat (or great win) story?

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    2. sho

      sho

      At an old job, co-workers and I would have a monthly game, my boss and a lot of mid and upper management and me, a direct report at the time.  Not a hug buy in for them, for me at the time it was a decent one, played one table tourneys and we'll play multiple a night.   First game, first hand, I get AK in the hole.   Flop comes A-K-7.   I bet a decent bet and get an immediate call and the other 5 fold.  So now it's heads up.   Next card, a dead card, can't remember what it is.   River card comes, another king.  So I'm sitting full house, Kings over aces.  I go all in, guy calls right away.  Flip my hand start going to collect my chips, he flips his hand.  He had A-A in the hole.  He wins with a full house Aces over kings.  Had to sit and stew for an hour and half waiting for them to finish the game

    3. krc1995

      krc1995

      A baseball mother on one of old teams won the bad beat at a small Indian  casino a few years back- 160000 I think. Her husband was also at the table and won a little chunk as well 

    4. Savage Husker

      Savage Husker

      I don’t have a bad beat that I can think of in a loss, but we played almost daily in high school and one friend we invited to the table lost bad so we kept inviting him back and he would continue to lose a lot of money. We would invite him and he kept coming back to the games, but then eventually that s.o.b. hung around so much he would catch the river or runner-runner so often that bad beats was renamed to “getting Chad’d.” Effin Chads, man lol. That guy lived on the river and ended up winning so often. 

  9. Who here ever bartended?   And, was is it a blast or annoying?

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    2. teachercd

      teachercd

      Dude orders a beer from a guy bartender:  3 dollars...gets 2 dollars back...leaves a one dollar tip.

       

      Dude orders a beer from a hot girl bartender:  3 dollars...gets 2 dollars back...leaves a two dollar tip...his phone number...orders a round of shots...one for her as well...tips her again...reminds her that he gave her his digits...orders another round and gives another big tip.

       

      But hey, hot girls have it rough!  Ha

    3. swmohusker

      swmohusker

      I bartended for about 5 years or so.  It was a blast.  Usually walked out with 200 bucks cash for about 6 hours of work/drinking.  Not something you want to do forever but definitely fun for a while.  

    4. RedDenver

      RedDenver

      Yes, it was both a blast and annoying depending on the day and the customers.

  10. Well...I am thinking us teachers are not going back this year.

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    2. man eating mastodon

      man eating mastodon

      @teachercd I like my boats more than I do most people! 

    3. The Dude

      The Dude

      Teachers are the real heroes.  Some days off as children.

    4. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      @man eating mastodon I like your boats (which I've never even seen) better than most people too. It's a low bar...:lol:

  11. Are any of you doing things differently because of the virus?  Skipping work, skipping the gym, face masks...

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    2. Moiraine

      Moiraine

      Voluntarily - not much. Just bought some extra food.

      I'm dreading when my company decides we have to work from home. That's how I get away from Elaida.

    3. Red Five

      Red Five

      Wife and I are working from home full time starting Monday.  Also kids will be out of school for at least 3 weeks because of this.  Bought a lot of extra freezer food (just in case).  We are going to do our best to isolate through this week and see how it goes.  I may need to go for a 30 minute drive every day to get out of the house.

       

      If you haven't seen it, that WaPo simulation on social distancing left an impression on my wife and me.  We figure its a small inconvenience for us to help flatten the curve is worth it.

    4. NUance

      NUance

      I'm scheduled to attend a meeting in another town today.  I'm going to call and let them know I've had a headache and upset stomach starting about the middle of last night, but would still be willing to come to the meeting.  I'm guessing they pull the plug on our meeting.  lol 

       

  12.  

    Millard North with, maybe, the greatest melt down in state championship history!

     

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    2. Red Five

      Red Five

      Bigger Choke Job:  2020 Millard North or 1989 Pius X (vs Wahoo)?  Pius blew a 16 point lead with 6 mins to go and a 9 point lead with 1 minute to go.

    3. Mavric

      Mavric

      9 points with 1 minute left probably wins that one.  Ouch.

    4. Xmas32

      Xmas32

      Yeah it's gotta be Pius.

  13. Still nothing from the K-12 schools in Nebraska...interesting.

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    2. teachercd

      teachercd

      Dang, they are making you come in?  So lame.

    3. Cdog923

      Cdog923

      Westside is closing for a week. 

    4. teachercd

      teachercd

      Talk now of really being closed for a long a$$ time.

  14. So one of my bets today...Jays first half -3...so that misses and I lose money...then the game is cancelled!  Ha . 

  15. Anyone want to buy 4 tickets for the Omaha session of March Madness...PM me

  16. Schools in Omaha not cancelled for next week.

    1. NUance

      NUance

      I'll bet if you show up coughing uncontrollably they wouldn't object to you going home.  

    2. teachercd

      teachercd

      I was told that if I was "at risk" that I could stay home.

  17. MLS:  Canceled.  But, honestly most of us didn't know it was even still on.

    1. Mavric

      Mavric

      Italy was playing soccer games in empty stadiums last week.

       

      The US has been doing that for years.

    2. teachercd

      teachercd

      Cold blooded!

  18. BTT canceled?  

    1. swmohusker

      swmohusker

      https://www.nj.com/rutgersbasketball/2020/03/big-ten-tournament-canceled-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic.html

       

      It appears so.  Of course they had to wait until we get knocked out of the tournament

    2. teachercd

      teachercd

      It probably did not help that most of the footage of Fred was of him dying.  Ha

  19. No fans in attendance for March Madness.

    1. C N Red

      C N Red

      Man......just think the overreaction is a bit much about this thing.

  20. State of Washington has officially banned all events (They are hosting March Madness)

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    2. Toe

      Toe

      @BigRedN The difference is that influenza only has about a 0.1% mortality rate, while coronavirus has a mortality rate of around 3-4%, and unlike influenza we have no vaccine and few treatments for coronavirus.

    3. VectorVictor

      VectorVictor

      It's comments like BigRedN's that make me wish we had the eyeroll emoji back. 

       

      Seriously--knock it off with that derp. You're not part of the CDC or any sort of expert on anything, and your rationale is completely off base. 

    4. BigRedN

      BigRedN

      Hey, I've been eye rollin' the media and the coverage of this virus, so it's all good.  To me, there is no reason to create this kind of fear. 

       

      We will see where the facts go.  I think it will be a small blip having no comparison to the flu.

       

      ... VectorVictor [Eye roll]

       

      Is there a cure for the flu, or the cold?

       

      The stats very from year to year.  I took an average.  https://www.statnews.com/2018/09/26/cdc-us-flu-deaths-winter/

  21. VB player with Corona?

    1. Red Five

      Red Five

      If they’re of age, then I don’t see a problem with them throwing back a Corona or 2

    2. VectorVictor

      VectorVictor

      Here's hoping they have limes in their fridge. 

    3. NUance

      NUance

      Their age and excellent physical condition translates to a very small chance of death.  Like 1 in 200 or so.  Still ...  

  22. Did Gov. Pete really just tell us to stock up with 2 weeks worth of supplies???

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    2. teachercd

      teachercd

      I do s#!t a lot!

       

       

    3. The Dude

      The Dude

      The CDC told us this like a week ago.

    4. Judoka

      Judoka

      Back when no one thought they were serious.

  23. Huskers might lose their BTT game by 30...Man...By the way...Tim Miles is good on set...Prediction...he will be Dickie V of the Pre-Post game shows.

    1. NUance

      NUance

      Would love to see Miles make good at his booth gig.   I always liked him, and didn't think he should've been fired. 

       

    2. teachercd

      teachercd

      I think he will find his groove in the booth/set and I think he will end up liking it a lot more than coaching. 

  24. Every year at this time I laugh when I see that the company that creates that ACT Exam also created (and sells) an ACT Exam Practice Book.  f#&%ing brilliant!

  25. Chicago State is not playing out the rest of their basketball season because of Corona.  

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    2. Waldo

      Waldo

      I think it has more to do with their 19 game losing streak than the corona. 

    3. teachercd

      teachercd

      Yeah...I think they were more than happy to call it quits.  s#!t, they probably developed the virus and infected people on purpose.

    4. teachercd

      teachercd

      I just checked their twitter...their last tweet was in 2018!

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