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  1. Crowds look sizable for a Round 2.
  2. Slavoj Zizek: “As soon as you flush the toilet, you’re in the middle of ideology.” If you look at Western history from the Roman Empire to the Middle ages, men and women washed together in State run communal bathhouses. There were also communal latrines. The pendulum swung and during the Protestant Reformation, there was a washing moratorium (long story). By the mid-19th Century, the pendulum swung again and with Victorian era values and advances in medical technology, personal hygiene became associated with Christian purity, morality and respectability. Sex segregated bathrooms arose. This rise was closely aligned with the Victorian idea that women were emotionally and physically vulnerable. It was during this time that when the fear of bodily substances took off and moved into the late 19th and early 20th century. Le Corbusier's iconic Villa Savoye exemplified how users could disown their mortal flesh and it's by-product through concealment. I have to say, I'm really having a laugh at most of these posts and not for the same reasons most of you are. Single occupancy all-gender toilets as unique? I've lived abroad and many, many places are perfectly comfortable not just with a single occupancy all gender arraignment but many with a multi-occupant all gender toilet rooms. Up-scale restaurants in Hong Kong? Abso-freaking-lutly. Stall walls simply go from floor to ceiling. Lavs are shared. This is current thinking in many academic buildings currently being designed in the U.S. and many corporate facilities in progressive areas. The tv show Allie McBeal introduced this to Americans a long time ago. President Obama declared Title IX has protections guaranteeing trans individuals access to sex segregated toilets that align with their identity. The fundies freaked and most of the hysteria is closely tied to this event. The current occupant of the white house overturned the protections. Fear is where the pendulum is at.
  3. Why do most all of Tigers drives that go offline and into the crowd suddenly appear with a clear line to the green?
  4. Radar looks like rain in about 30 minutes
  5. It really doesn’t look like they are going to get this in before the rain comes.
  6. i am so, so into a 6:00am West Coast start to this. The wife doesn't wake until 10:00am on Sundays and the daughter is out of town.
  7. https://twitter.com/PhilMickelson/status/1106271208692244481 Initially not convinced. Singer was a fixer. That was his deal. No different than Michael Cohen.
  8. Setting aside the uneducated comment on social contribution, nobody forced Kuchar to do anything. What were the "threats" he capitulated to?
  9. A common one most have heard but I still use a lot (Feherty?) "That's a great shot with that swing!" ( I like to talk smack on the course)
  10. It is indeed a challenging course. One of the more difficult par 68's you'll play. Some of the shorter par 4's lure you with opportunity but are ringed with sand traps that just wait for the inevitable miss. Unless you're hitting well, play them conservatively. Really is a fun course. There is no driving range for warm up but they do have an excellent short game practice area. Members there are known for their alcohol consumption and for the life of me, I can't figure our how some of them still hit it so straight during some events. One beer for me and my game is off.
  11. i"m actually with you a bit on this. I was taken by the media narrative during "the time of the incident". Tiger was going off the rails and Phil M.'s wife was going thru breast cancer. The narrative absolutely sainted Phil for (rightly) being at his wife's side during her battle. Tiger on the on other hand became a tragic figure. Thing is (and I speak with the experience of my own wife have a big battle with the same disease), Phil's being there for his wife and family is really only a small part of who he is (and we are) as humans. I don't know Tiger or Phil but we really can't trust the narratives. The few things about Phil's personal life (outside what I described above) don't actually paint a pretty picture. And now, Tiger is teeing off...
  12. Paid the $495 Pebble Beach fee 1) With the exception of Torrey Pines South at $230, nothing I've paid comes close for me $ wise. 2) The wife still doesn't know 3) I'm not rolling in Benjamin's 4) Totally worth it
  13. It's in Dubai and the development is partly being done by a Chinese state owned construction firm: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article172443417.html
  14. Today (Friday) I believe. Tiger has made a few off-course decisions in life that didn't work out too well. This will rank right up there.
  15. Sounds like the problems were even bigger than the decision to rebuild. Sounds like they had no idea what their needs were. Academic libraries have gone through a tremendous transformation recently. On some campuses, they are acting as a sort of magnetic center with not only research, but studying, tutorial services, social hub and content creation. In addition, with the rise of multi-disciplinary fields, the "library" is often the place that makes sense to locate facilities to serve these fields (GIS, music/video...). Printed material? Not going away completely anytime soon. You would be shocked to know what is actually in these collections and quite a bit of it can indeed be culled. And students still like bound periodicals very much. Public libraries have also gone through changes as significant. It's not the old Carnegie Library anymore where you show up, get your book and take it home for two weeks. New public libraries serve a Civic function. Community meetings, reading rooms with current newspapers, books (yes books) and a well designed children's area is common. Well designed new libraries today are very exciting places.
  16. Trump National Golf course. http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/354978-graham-stands-by-claim-trump-shot-a-73-in-golf-game In related news, Kim Jong-Il once shot a 38 under par 34 with 5 holes in one: https://www.thestar.com/sports/golf/2011/12/19/kim_jongil_once_carded_38under_par_at_pyongyang_golf_course.html
  17. I have to say, I prefer my courses where golf carts are NOT allowed on greens. http://www.denverpost.com/2017/06/25/president-trump-angers-golf-fans-driving-golf-cart-on-green/ https://twitter.com/RyanBallengee/status/877892248544854016/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc^tfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.denverpost.com%2F2017%2F06%2F25%2Fpresident-trump-angers-golf-fans-driving-golf-cart-on-green%2F
  18. Admittedly, the world we've created is complex enough that making those determinations require information that is just not available. There are, however, times when it is clear a threshold has been crossed and any involvement with the entity in question either a) demands a response; or b) overrides any possible positive involvement on your part. If it's clear a clothing line you are considering purchasing was made by forced labor or helped prop up an apartheid dictatorship, would you buy it? A reasonable person wouldn't. More complex would be your note on driving a car - I'd say many of the protests oil companies receive are misplaced. Petroleum has been so fundamental to daily life that it's hypocritical blame them for that fact. Our focus (and positive energy) should be on finding replacements. Trump? He's run a misogynist, racist campaign from the start and it's amazing that it's taken a video/recording for some people to see this (and some still don't!). For me, the threshold was crossed some time ago.
  19. I'm with you. That course (with the wind and rain), looks ridiculously difficult. And hitting it into the gorse is something I can identify with (so there's that).
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