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Groucho's Healing Lounge

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8 minutes ago, Lihu said:

Ouch, I hope everything is healing nicely?

I haven't posted here for a while, but this thread is one that definitely should be revived!

So.....bump!

Yup, fully healed and playing again. You have to summon your inner chi, you see. 

Thank you for this sir, you are a great american. 

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15 minutes ago, Groucho Valentine said:

Yup, fully healed and playing again. You have to summon your inner chi, you see. 

Thank you for this sir, you are a great American. 

Ah yes, that "inner chi".

Also very useful for days you wake up completely stiff and motionless but still need to get out of bed because the alarm's been buzzing the last 20 minutes. . .

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46 minutes ago, Lihu said:

Ah yes, that "inner chi".

Also very useful for days you wake up completely stiff and motionless but still need to get out of bed because the alarm's been buzzing the last 20 minutes. . .

Chi is also useful for repelling trump supporters. Should that be a problem in your life. Like garlic to vampires. 

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1 hour ago, Groucho Valentine said:

Chi is also useful for repelling trump supporters. Should that be a problem in your life. Like garlic to vampires. 

Certain "protesting removal of statues" types, yes. Other ones might actually be using inner chi to get through these auspicious times. :whistle:

I wonder what's going to happen next? Well, no matter what we all need some form of "healing lounge" and "inner chi" at this point in time. :beer:

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1 minute ago, Lihu said:

Certain "protesting removal of statues" types, yes. Other ones might actually be using inner chi to get through these auspicious times. :whistle:

I wonder what's going to happen next? Well, no matter what we all need some form of "healing lounge" and "inner chi" at this point in time. :beer:

The healing lounge is a safe place for everyone. UNITE! 

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1 hour ago, Groucho Valentine said:

Chi is also useful for repelling trump supporters. Should that be a problem in your life. Like garlic to vampires. 

I need me some serious Chi...

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12 hours ago, colin007 said:

Question to ponder - how do blind people know when they're done wiping their asses?

By smell?

12 hours ago, amishboy51 said:

Serious question, or is there a punchline coming?

Was that a good enough punch line? :-D

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Just now, Groucho Valentine said:

Correct. Have you never watched Daredevil? All blind people are like that. 

I haven't watched it, but I've read many of the comics when I was a kid.

So, heightened other senses. . .Tradeoffs. Hmm, I wonder how much of that applies to golf?

 

Another topic for the healing lounge.

Golf was insulted by a co-worker who doesn't know much about golf today.

I told my co-worker that many of my partners think I can't hit far until I start hitting far on the course or range, because I look kind of dumpy. The real reason is that many have known me for years and knew me when I didn't drive this far on average, which actually only happened recently.

Then he said "No golfer looks athletic, they all look out of shape. They're not athletes. You look more athletic than any of them." Then I told him about long drive, and he admitted watching some blurb on TV about that and stated "Yes, but that's not golf. Is it?" So, he agreed that long drivers look like athletes, while still stating that PGA Tour players don't look anything resembling athletes. You know what? I agreed with him, because it's kind of true. . . :-D

I was suddenly reminded of one of my recent post about "Fattest golfers on the PGA Tour." vs the "Fittest golfers on the PGA Tour."  Off the top of my head, only Rory, Sergio and Camillo. In recent pictures, Dustin looks like a twig. Tiger has skinny calves.

Golf needs to heal from this mornings barrage of "We are not athletes." . . .

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Hogwash! I bet these people aren't saying Vince WIlfork isnt an athlete. And all he did was stand up and shuffle a few yards most of the time. You tell them to go hit 1000 balls and then go play 72 holes if they dont think golf is a athletic pursuit. If that doesn't work - get a super soaker, fill it with vinegar and water, and make them pay for their ignorance. 

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9 minutes ago, Groucho Valentine said:

Hogwash! I bet these people aren't saying Vince WIlfork isnt an athlete. And all he did was stand up and shuffle a few yards most of the time. You tell them to go hit 1000 balls and then go play 72 holes if they dont think golf is a athletic pursuit. If that doesn't work - get a super soaker, fill it with vinegar and water, and make them pay for their ignorance. 

Yeah, :-D

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EDIT: But he has huge arms. And actually seems to have the outline of a 6 pack showing through that pot belly of his. :-D

 

I think we can all agree that Pro golfers are athletic, but they definitely don't resemble athletes in the "traditional" sense of the word. Most football and basketball players look pretty ripped. More baseball players look ripped as well.

That non athletic looking athlete could go for many other sports as well such as Ping Pong, Cricket or Badminton for instance?

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15 hours ago, amishboy51 said:

Serious question, or is there a punchline coming?

I think pondering the answer is its own punch line....

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17 minutes ago, colin007 said:

I think pondering the answer is its own punch line....

Didn't have to ponder anything for my punchline. It was so obvious. ;-)

 

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2 hours ago, Lihu said:

Yeah, :-D

300px-Vince_Wilfork.JPG

EDIT: But he has huge arms. And actually seems to have the outline of a 6 pack showing through that pot belly of his. :-D

 

I think we can all agree that Pro golfers are athletic, but they definitely don't resemble athletes in the "traditional" sense of the word. Most football and basketball players look pretty ripped. More baseball players look ripped as well.

That non athletic looking athlete could go for many other sports as well such as Ping Pong, Cricket or Badminton for instance?

You don't have to look like an athlete when you are an athlete. Tell them that. 

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