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(Chicago Trib)   Proof that even a major metropolitan newspaper can troll: Cubs' "Opening day for optimism and overcoming obstacles"   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 8
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2012-04-05 10:26:20 AM
"Optimism"...I don't think that word means what you think it means.


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2012-04-05 10:57:46 AM
if one team that i wish would win a world series its the cubs. even if they were playing my yanks i would pull for em. kinda yeah kinda. but weve won so many i would pull for them
 
2012-04-05 11:01:59 AM

Trivia Jockey: "Optimism"...I don't think that word means what you think it means.


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A mixture of one part hope and thirty parts pure desperation?
 
2012-04-05 11:13:04 AM

UNC_Samurai: thirty parts pure desperation


Exactly. And I imagine it smells like Sex Panther.
 
2012-04-05 11:24:28 AM
I'm not sure what's Subby's on about. That headline could be used for any team in any sport. Even if your "optimism" is just hoping that your team won't suck as much as you think they're going to.
 
2012-04-05 11:27:33 AM

bingethinker: That headline could be used for any team in any sport


You are obviously not a Cubs fan.
 
2012-04-05 11:44:00 AM
A guy from Chicago dies and goes to hell, where the devil puts him to work in the rockpit, breaking up boulders the size of trucks with a pickaxe. The devil, seeing that the guy doesn't mind it too much, decides to monkey around with the weather to make it as miserable as possible. First, he cranks the heat and the humidity up as high as it'll go, then goes to check on the Chicagoan.

The guy is whistling away, happy as a clam, breaking up rocks. The devil asks him why he's so happy. "This is great!" he say, "Reminds me of Chicago in August, hot, humid, a good place to work!"

Perplexed, the devil decides to go the other way, so he cranks up the rain and drops the temperature way down. Soon, the rock pit is a muddy, stinking mess, with wind whipping around the pit. The Chicagoan is still happily working, though, breaking rocks and slogging through waist deep mud.

"Oh man, this is fantastic! Reminds me of Chicago in April, just working in the garden!" he says to the devil.

Finally, the devil decides to really punish him. He buries the thermostat, cranks up the wind and sleet, and soon the pit is filling up with a devastating wintery mix. He returns to the Chicagoan, who's now cavorting around in glee.

"What the hell do you think you're doing now?" asks the devil.

"Don't you see? Hell's frozen over! THE CUBS HAVE WON THE WORLD SERIES!"
 
2012-04-05 01:29:20 PM
Proof again that many don't know what troll means.

Many have taken it to mean any opinion they disagree with. Because how dare someone have one of those?
 
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