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1  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Happy 4th of July! on: July 04, 2014, 05:46:39 AM
Happy birthday to a great country!

Whatchoo all doin' today? Besides bbq and beer?
2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Guns shot- 47 years old on: May 28, 2014, 05:55:07 AM
Two rednecks and lots of guns in this picture


For the story (cue JNN).
3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Elliot Was Right on: May 28, 2014, 05:48:13 AM
Gotta love the belly aching.

You think the men who settled America belly ached about drivel like this?

No. They got shot at by, lived through wars if they were lucky, made it through pestilence and disease if they were doubly lucky, died young, raised a family, farmed the land, and left the world a better place for their young.

Generation nothingness, meanwhile, drones on about the hardships of sync'ing their ipod, why their cell phone contract is so long term, why girls don't like them on tinder, where to buy a pair of skinny jeans, why they can't grow a hipster beard and wonder if they listen to more Katy Perry, if girls will notice their sensitive side.

Men have themselves to blame. The deterioration of masculinity only works if weak men allow it to take place - that's a choice, no doubt. I guess most men aren't really strong enough to choose for themselves how to live their own lives then, are they?

I'll do it my way. Don't much care what people outside those I love think about me.

4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Is Flex Wheeler getting owned here? (PIC) on: May 27, 2014, 03:13:16 PM

Flex wins this pose pretty easily, in my eyes.

Smaller joints at the shoulder/bicep tie-in, and at the elbows, make his arms look more dramatic and pleasing. Also, he has a better balance between biceps and triceps size.

His waistline is more pleasingly put together, with popping abs. Meanwhile, Bakers midsection is straight up and down (as opposed to tapering down to the hips like Wheeler), and the abs flatten out rather than pop. He's also slightly wider in the waist than Flex.

Baker looks like he doesn't have a neck, which throws off his proportions (it's just how he's posing).

Flex also shows superior serratus separation.

Some have pointed out that Baker's chest is superior in this pose. I counter that his chest over-dominates his upper body in the pose, which throws off his proportions in the shot. It's too dominant. For example, Arnold had the best chest development in his day, but his pecs did not dominate his upper body the way Baker's does. This is why Arnolds pose is so much more pleasing, whereas with Baker, there's just something "off" about how his chest is posed in the shot. It is certainly dramatic and one-of-a-kind, but it is not as proportionate as Flex.

Finally, the lats from the front. This, I have to give to Baker. He just plain beats Flex hands down here. In my opinion, both men have such incredible upper size and shape that their lats cannot be "too big". Kind of the way Dorian's lats were never too big in this pose. It's nigh impossible for lats to look too big in this pose, if width and thickness are balanced. In this case, Flex has acceptable width, yet lacks the thickness that makes Baker so much more dramatic and v-tapered.

All told, Flex's upper body dominates Baker's in this pose, even though he loses on front lat width and thickness. Not in terms of size...far from it. But in terms of proportion and separation, it does. Both are quite symmetrical in the upper body, with a slight edge to Baker.

Baker's lower body beats Flex's, but it's not as dramatic a beat-down as to what Flex does on the upper body. Baker's calves/quads flare more dramatically from the knee than Flex, but it's not like Flex sucks ass here. Baker does have better quad sweep and separation though.

But then, this isn't a leg pose. Judges try to judge the whole body, but it always will be an "upper body" pose.
5  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: CHARLES BRONSON - Smeared in butter on: May 27, 2014, 11:10:33 AM
The tambourine in the picture adds a much needed touch of "je ne sais quoi".
6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: How big do you want to be on: May 15, 2014, 04:40:45 PM
This is ideal for many reasons. I'm sure the ladies would agree. Hence, it is the goal.

7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: One of the most Epic songs today. on: May 15, 2014, 04:35:22 PM
Of course.

This is anti-Islam in case you didn`t understand it.

I didn't understand it.

It started saying stuff about "heaven save us", and I just assumed you were using it to troll a right wing christian.

My mistake. Back to the rest of my day then.
8  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Magic Johnson - what happened? on: May 14, 2014, 05:03:27 PM
HIV has been easily managed with meds since the late 90s.  When on meds, very rarely does it develop into full blown AIDS.  When it does, it is usually because of something else, like crystal meth.  (Hard to remember to take your pills on schedule when you're on a 3-5 day binge.)  I have many friends who have been positive since the 80s and are doing fine today.

Magic Johnson is worth about a half a billion dollars.  He currently is one of the owners of the LA Dodgers.

I've heard similar stories. Namely, that the prognosis for a 30-something male contracting HIV is far better than his counterpart who develops type II diabetes.

Who'da thunk it?
9  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Jay Z physically assaulted in elevator by Beyonce' sista. Video on: May 14, 2014, 04:56:32 PM
Imagine this scenario:

Jay Z and his brother enter lift...Jay Z's brother start punching and kicking Beyonce and Jay Z does nothing, bouncer half-arsed holds the brother.

The world would have exploded with hate for men and violence against women and rappers.

Ridiculous truth. Beat me to it (no pun intended, Solange).

People in the media were wondering "what was her state of mind like".

If Jay-Z had kicked Solange around, they would have completely eviscerated him financially.

Double standards abound.

Although, it's not like Solange has a lot going for her. And now, having angered the urban music industry gods, never will. She will get 30 minutes on various low-brow talk shows that have no hope of getting Jay-Z on their programs.

The biggest loser in this? Beyonce. She looks like nothing but dressed up trailer trash trying to distance herself from her sister...a sister who may be more like Beyonce than Beyonce would like the public to know.

10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: What would you say to this gal ? on: May 14, 2014, 04:49:34 PM
Scene was painful to watch.

There was no great revelation on the human condition.

Louis stands there dumbfounded (and for no good reason) for 7 minutes. It's not like anything she said was so profound and unheard of that he'd be at a complete loss to respond to her feckless meandering.

She opines pointlessly, driveling about the same stuff they always drone on about.

I thought we'd learn something. Instead, we don't.

The writers shit the bed on this one, plain and simple. Just horrible, atrocious writing.
11  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Petition to get Galeniko back posting again on: May 14, 2014, 04:45:35 PM
My son and I are traveling to Europe. I've always wanted him to meet Galeniko, followed by our great father and leader, Mars.

12  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Guy on complains his glutes are too big and posts naked pic on: May 14, 2014, 04:44:05 PM
Che and Flexington Steele want their thread ideas back.
13  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Results of Marty Falcon style Bulking. on: May 13, 2014, 07:28:13 AM

Sheldon Cooper has let himself go.
14  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Girl assaults you and breaks your nose, what do you do? (Vid) on: May 09, 2014, 11:00:50 AM
I'd use the video to sue her into oblivion. I'd take way too much of my own money, hire a far too aggressive attorney, and use my money in court in a borderline foolish fashion to make her life such an unbearable nightmare that she'd be willing to do anything to make the legal scrutiny go away.

I doubt her paper is longer than mine. I would ruin her, and her family, financially.

Mental and economic warfare are far more satisfying than physical violence. Still as brutal (if not more so), yet regarded as far more dignified.

That said, an ezekiel choke is a bunch of fun too...
15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Florida Won't Let This Guy Marry His Laptop Full of Porn on: May 06, 2014, 04:28:03 PM
its all digital reproduction so none of the data code will be lost

When a computer gives birth, is it a tablet?
16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ever Considered Quitting Bodybuilding and Taking Up Another Sport? on: May 06, 2014, 01:49:43 PM
"I just go to keep fit"    Grin

I don't like to bother myself in the gym.

(please, someone get this old getbig meme).
17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Florida Won't Let This Guy Marry His Laptop Full of Porn on: May 06, 2014, 01:49:03 PM
I'm from depraved sweden where all girls are whores

I've just booked my one-way ticket to Sweden.

You should be writing their travel brochures.
18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Women of CrossFit, Fitness & Athletics on: May 06, 2014, 10:54:33 AM

Is that for real? A 10-pack? I've never seen anything like that.
19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Florida Won't Let This Guy Marry His Laptop Full of Porn on: May 06, 2014, 10:49:53 AM
Marrying your computer is not good, it's likely to breakdown because of porn viruses

He should marry a site, like Tube Galore

Your comment against marrying a righteous and good computer in favor of a harlot website is just clear evidence that the fabric of familial unity is at its breaking point in America.

Won't someone think of the children?
20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ever Considered Quitting Bodybuilding and Taking Up Another Sport? on: May 06, 2014, 10:46:34 AM
When I was younger, I lifted for baseball.

Then I found football, and I lifted for football.

Then I found wrestling, and I lifted for wrestling (and football) in high school and college.

Then when my high level sporting days were gone after college, and all I had left was old man softball and jiu jitsu, I still enjoyed lifting to help me do as well as I could at these two sports.

As I get older still (my jiu jitsu days are numbered due to elbow and shoulder injuries) I find all I have left are two things:

1. archery
2. lifting

Lifting isn't making me a better archer. I guess I can just throw myself headlong into archery. Go all "green arrow" and shit.

Which leaves just lifting, for lifting's sake.

Problem is, as sports have come and gone in my life, the one constant has bene lifting. I'm not sure what I'd do if I couldn't do it.

Have I contemplated life without lifing? Yes. Am I looking forward to it? Absolutely scares the bejesus out of me. So much of how I project myself to the world is tied up in my physical stature. Take it away, and I'm down to just brains and personality (the latter not exactly being my strong suit). And I'm pretty tired of using my brain, too.

What scares me most is that my joints will eventually wear out, and I'll no longer be able to lift.

Life is cruel as we age...we just get shit taken away from us. I certainly appreciate what I'm able to do now in the gym, and am thankful for every day I get to go there and lift.
21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: How did you deal with a parent dying? on: May 06, 2014, 08:43:24 AM
I'm very curious as to what awaits me when/if this happens to me.

I'm not very close to either of my parents. I haven't spoken to dad in a year, and for mom, it's been about 6 months. I could go years without speaking to either of them if they didn't reach out and have on several occasions.

With mom, I loved her, but she changed a lot. She's not the mom who raised me, and I prefer to remember her in that way than as she is today.

With dad, he was abusive and controlling and manipulative throughout my early childhood, so I prefer not to really remember him much. We drifted apart starting in high school and never really recovered. I tried a couple of times to strike up a relationship of value, but he's really not open to talking about himself or his feelings, so there isn't much there for me. He doesn't even know when my kids birthdays are, and he and his wife (my stepmom) refuse to speak to my wife. So there's not a lot of good there worth saving. He's tried too, but neither of us seem to find common ground to connect. He's closer to my brother, which does give me peace. At least he has someone.

That said, they both made me. I wonder if I will simply watch them pass with a curiosity and general detachment, as I've watched them age these past few years. Or will my heart break for what could have been. It's possible I've already gone through that heart break phase, and there isn't much left in me for them. I won't know until I know, I suppose.

For AOO, I wish you the best my friend. I see you care deeply about your parent, and saying good-bye to someone you love forever is harder than words can describe. Let them say their peace and tell them you love them. Be with them to reassure them they will live on in you, as they drift into whatever happens next. Give them of your strength to embolden them to confront whatever may come. Give them peace by helping them know they made your life richer for being a part of it.
22  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: Osama wants to ban "Top Gear" on: May 06, 2014, 08:09:38 AM
If the president values how economics work, he won't touch it with a 10 foot pole.

Did the show's host make an off-color remark? Yes. Was it intentionally hateful and meant to hurt someone? Of course not. It was stupid and childish, and that's about it.

But banning a show because of these remarks pushes towards MacCarthyism.

There are things the FCC has in place to deal with this if it airs, which it didn't. So if the arm of the president for enforcing good programming is toothless, the president should be as well.

There are other ways to squeeze a show off the air.

Let the advertisers and stations that pick up the show make the decision. Most will err on the side of caution and drop the show anyway for fear of the wrath of a social media driven outcry against products and networks affiliated with the show. After all, if you make Porsche, do you want a racist riding around in your car for the world to see? Forget as to whether he is or not...can you really take the chance? Last time I checked, african americans like porshes too. If you run that brand, you aren't taking the chance of having a guy in the public eye, who's brought down the ire of social media agenda-ists, riding arund in your flagship brand for all to see. You're getting your car off the show. Same goes for the guys who sell Bridgestone, and United Airways, and Johnny Walker whiskey.

Fine...that's business and the politics of business talking. And that's how these things get handled. The president knows as much anyways.

But to put his neck out on this one...he's not a complete idiot. No one gets that high up in the office without learning that the court of public opinion can put pressure on business far easier and faster than the oval office, without tarnishing or besmirching the political party.

Why should the president fight it? The fight's already over...I guarantee networks will drop the show and advertisers will run screaming. Not very sexy or public, but equally effective.

It's just that the radicalist agenda doesn't get to kick the president out in front of their little causes. But I'm sure they'll live to fight another day too.
23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Florida Won't Let This Guy Marry His Laptop Full of Porn on: May 05, 2014, 05:14:55 PM
But really, what if the computer isn't at least 18 years old? Can it really give consent to this union?
Where are the computer's parents in all this? I think somewhere, buried under megabytes of RAM, are serious hard driving daddy issues.

Her operating system needs a total cleanse.

And isn't the guy worried about catching a virus? Seems the lady has been well versed in the physicalities of love. Odds that she's picked up a bug or two during her travels? I'd say pretty good, old chap....pretty good.
24  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Top 10 Greatest Superhero Capes of All Time! on: May 03, 2014, 10:42:30 AM

Cool write-up!

I agree - Superman cannot defeat Captain Marvel.

The entire JLA couldn't defeat Black Adam, yet Captain Marvel on his own has the ability to beat Black Adam.

I think Supes, if pushed with blood lust and a long soak in a yellow sun, could be stronger or faster than Marvel.

But Marvel exists because he's magic - Supes just doesn't handle magic well.

Marvel takes this fight.

And I also agree...he's been poorly written. But then, if you write Marvel correctly, he's so ridiculously over-powered that his story line is actually quite dull. I mean, who can beat him? Galactus I guess.

And a few years back, Supes' character was so ridiculously strong (culminating with Superman Prime One Million) that it was pretty dull to read it.

I get the writers have a tough job. Write a story line with two essentially indestructible god-like heroes, where one has to lose.

How does the immovable object stop the unstoppable force?

25  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Top 10 Greatest Superhero Capes of All Time! on: May 02, 2014, 04:59:50 PM
The real question:

Captain Marvel's cape is clearly superior to Superman's.

But can Superman, coming out of a yellow sun bath, take Captain Marvel in a one-on-one fight?
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