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I flew a helicopter for several years, sad stuff out of New York… But
by The Thrill 2019-06-10 12:48:10
I’ve known several people who have crashed a helicopter and a couple who have lost their lives. Not one second on the news was devoted to their stories. For the last hour I’ve been listening to nonstop news out of one helicopter crash in New York City. Yes I understand somebody lost their life but on average there are 2 to 3 helicopter crashes per week in the United States, hardly any of them get mentioned because they’re not in New York City. It would be nice if the media, and of the government while I’m at it would recognize that there is a rest of the country besides New York City and Washington DC.
Politically speaking Utah is completely ignored when it comes to federal politics or news
I just visited the 7-Eleven on 3rd east and 4th south
by The Thrill 2019-06-07 12:39:20
It appears meth is still really popular.
And apparently it’s really popular to smell like shit.
There’s a Hindi man working at the store and in the 90 seconds I was there he was told “Merry Christmas” and asked “ are you from this country? “ By two different individuals with a total of 7 1/2 teeth.
I don’t remember Washington Square being this bad but it’s been a while. Is this pretty common now?
Traffic tip. The freeway ramp meters are not drag strip launching points.
by The Thrill 2019-05-27 11:00:29
Gunning the engine on green counteracts the purpose of congestion calming meters. Couple that with humans inability to leave space and merging is the reason freeways come to a literal standstill at every merge point.
A. You’re allowed to use the full length of the on-ramp, squeezing into a tight spot as soon as possible is a terrible decision.
B. Fall in line with the general flow of traffic is by design, racing ahead of the car next to you only puts more vehicles in the same location. Look up Pauli exclusion principle.
C. You do have to accelerate at a reasonable rate. Reaching the top of the on-ramp at a speed matching the current freeway rate is most optimal for merging. In other words if you’re going 35 and merging into 70 mph traffic, you’re doing it wrong.
D. Traffic is designed to move at a constant rate. Freeways are designed to flow without the need of using brakes. If you ever use your brake on the freeway, you’re doing it wrong. You should be allowed to travel freely if you allow enough space. Trust me, it works. Lifting off the gas and using the engine to decelerate is most encouraged. Touching the brakes means you’re following too close.
E. Leaving enough space allows for merging and lane changing to avoid slower traffic. Slower traffic must stay to the right, this does not mean the left lane is only for those wanting to go excessive speeds. The left lane should only be used as a temporary passing of slower traffic. Never stay in the left lane as this should be used for others to get by.
When in doubt, just stay home. If you’re afraid or scared to drive in traffic you should just not go outside. Most traffic issues if not all of them would be solved if people just left enough room to share the toad with other cars. Unfortunately, you’re a very selfish species who have great difficulty in sharing.
The Utes are the clear favorite to repeat as south division champs, as they appear to be miles ahead of the pack in a mediocre division. They should be even better than a year ago, giving them the opportunity to avenge their loss to Washington in the conference championship game. The dynamic combination of quarterback Tyler Huntley and running back Zack Moss will be back for their senior seasons, ready to torment opposing defenses in 2019. On the defensive side, Bradlee Anae leads a defensive line that could be the best Utah has had since joining the conference. The Utes’ stingy defense allowed just 19.4 points per game last season, and that number will likely improve en route to a potential Pac-12 crown.
The line is one of the best in the nation, with Bradlee Anae and tackles Leki Fotu and John Penisini poised to challenge for All-America honors. Transfers Manny Bowen (Penn State) and Francis Bernard (BYU) are likely to fill the void left behind by Chase Hansen and Cody Barton at linebacker.
-107 days --------------- FEBRUARY ----------------
-105 days Superbowl LIII -66 days Utah 54 Oregon 66 Pac12 Tournament
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11 days NBA Finals Begin
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12 days Lagoon open summer season
12 days Godzilla: King of Monsters (Movie)
12 days Three Dog Night (Wendover)
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13 days Hurricane season begins
13 days Utah Pride Festival
15 days Utah Senior State Am Golf (Jeremy Ranch G&CC)
15 days Feast of Breaking the fast
18 days New Kids on the Block (Vivint)
19 days Toad The Wet Sprocket (Depot)
19 days X-Men Dark Phoenix (Movie)
20 days Belmont Stakes, NY
20 days Midway Dirty Dash
20 days Foghat (Sandy Amphitheater)
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21 days Blues, Brews & BBQ (Snowbasin) begins
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23 days Rob Thomas (Depot)
25 days US Open Golf – Pebble Beach CA
25 days Brad Paisley (Usana)
26 days Utah Blues Festival (Gallivan)
26 days Men in Black : International Shaft (Movie)
27 days Beer Fest Begins (Snowbird)
27 days Utah Asian Festival (Mtn America Expo) 27 days NCAA Baseball Regionals
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28 days Fathers Day
30 days Train / Goo Goo Dolls (Usana)
32 days Utah Arts Festival
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39 days Panguitch Valley Balloon rally
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44 days Spider-man: Far from home (Movie)
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48 days Tour de France 1st stage
49 days August Burns Red (Depot)
50 days 121st Utah State Amateur (Soldier Hollow)
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52 days AAA All-Star Game – El Paso TX
53 days Hugh Jackman (Vivint)
54 days Utah Greek Festival
54 days Crawl (Movie)
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60 days Shinedown (Usana)
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61 days The Lion King (Movie)
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69 days Rodrigo y Gabriela (Newpark)
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74 days Slipknot / Behemoth / Gojira / Volbeat (Usana)
74 days Young the Giant (Gallivan)
75 days Park City Arts Festival
75 days Reggae on the River (Garberville CA)
75 days Fast and Furious 34 (Movie)
75 days 98 Degrees (Wendover)
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88 days Lost 80s (Sandy City Amphitheater)
91 days Tour of Utah final day
91 days Lagoon last day of summer season
92 days Steve Miller Band (Red Butte)
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98 days Burning Man 2019
98 days Book of Mormon ends (Eccles)
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104 days Sting (Usana)
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106 days Lil Wayne / Blink-182 (Usana)
108 days Elton John (Vivint)
109 days Comic Con 2019 (Salt Palace)
110 days It 2 (Movie)
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118 days Carrie Underwood (Vivint)
118 days KISS (Usana)
119 days Deep Purple (Eccles)
121 days Melvins (Urban Lounge)
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As always, any suggestions for additions or subtractions are welcome.
I just heard about Utah law for motorcycles and lane filtering
by The Thrill 2019-05-08 20:05:01
I’ll admit I’ve done this many times in the past if traffic just isn’t moving I’m glad to see it’s now allowed even though I never got pulled over for it in the past. My fear is the automobile driver who isn’t aware that this is a thing now.
I was doing lane filtering on a busy road of stopped traffic in Utah county a few years ago, and some nut job swerved over to block me. I told him "I'm just getting out of everyone's way" he told me "that's not fair" and I "need to wait like everybody else." I just went around him. I just worry about the self appointed Road deputies who aren’t letting normal traffic merge in regular traffic, as you’re supposed to. I have a feeling high anxiety drivers will try to enforce their own rules
10. Ticket prices are out of control
9. NBA salaries are out of control
8. The color coordinated playoff shirts for fans
7. Stadiums blasting music during the game
6. Everyone is a three point shooter
5. The G league
4. Playoff slogans, like "Rise Together"
3. Referee inconsistency, call a travel
2. Getting away with violations because they're a star
1. That it's not basketball, it's entertainment.
I just watched Top Gun for the first time in 29 years. What a terrible movie
by The Thrill 2019-04-27 22:42:11
Not because of the homoerotic overtones, not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's just a bad movie.
15 year old me would argue but I've learned a thing or two over the last three decades.
The plot. There isn't one. It's a romance film between Maverick and Iceman.
Characters? Dull. Goose is the most likeable only because of Meg Ryan and he's funny. Everybody else is a jingoistic douche.
The soundtrack is still classic and there are some beautiful shots of Miramar. Other than that it's just a bad advertisement for the Navy.
And just like that, Damian Lillard solidifies himself as the greatest basketball player to ever come out of the state of Utah
by The Thrill 2019-04-23 23:57:23
Some would say Andre Miller, some would say Tom Chambers.
I'd throw in Byron Scott or Danny Ainge as top 5 but Lillard must from this point forward be referred to as the greatest basketball product from the state of Utah.
The Onion is no longer fake news....they are future news
by The Thrill 2019-04-12 08:55:47
I was just listening to a lead "reporter" from the Onion talk about how tough it is these days for them to write satirical articles due to our current administration.
For example, this writer mentioned a recent article where he was proclaiming that Donald Trump declared "America is full." And then just before print, Trump actually said that. At this point he couldn't release the article because that would destroy the integrity of The Onion.
He mentioned a couple of other articles that never made print, like one headline "Trump and Un become best buddies and discuss hotels in North Korea."... and then that happened.
So, if you're looking for up to the in the near future news, look no further than The Onion.
I don't care what anybody says, "One Shining Moment" is a great tradition
by The Thrill 2019-04-08 23:01:57
I love the song, it's cheesy but so are all fight songs. It's what it represnts, 68 teams all fighting for their lives in the spotlight of America for 3 weeks. The video showing all the great moments gets me every time.
I hope it never goes away, but it could use some more Utah highlights from time to time
Tried to get a quote from Action Plumbing....don’t do it
by The Thrill 2019-04-04 20:49:38
First off, the guy was thirty minutes late and called me to ask if I still wanted him to come over. And asked “so what do you want from us?”
Then after 30 minutes of this guy bad mouthing his competitors and telling me how awesome his crew is he makes me tell him the details of what I’m looking for. All I know is I need a central air unit and a new furnace,. I don’t have a clue what else so I tell him “not sure, that’s what you’re here to help me figure out,” The guy tells me “I can’t just guess, but I guess I have to.” I told him I’m just looking for options.
Then the guy wanders around my house counting vents and berating the paint job in the house until he says “I’ll put together three options for you, good, better and best” which is what the scheduling person said was standard procedure. Not sure why I had to force that out of him.
So my new buddy leaves and says he’ll email me a quote, I ask him “Do you want my email?” His response “naa, I’ll just text it to you” that was three days ago. Nothing.
I watched the local hacks for the first time in about 20 years tonight
by The Thrill 2019-03-24 23:31:41
I can’t believe I used to think locals sports broadcasters were cool. Watching them now with a better understanding of how society works, these guys are creepy nobody’s. They swoon over high school and college aged kids then beat their chest with a bravado of arrogance with little to show.
The only people I assume who still look up to these local clowns are 15-20 year old kids as I was when I actually thought they were somebody. Kinda pathetic really. Devoting your entire life to the success of others.
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