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The Poscast Ep. 4 – Abstraction

Joe and Michael talk about the Golden Globes, perfection, the A-Rod mess and then have the most important draft in the history of mankind.

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22 Responses to The Poscast Ep. 4 – Abstraction

  1. NoisyDvL5 says:

    38 is a great number to draft. LOL

    Thanks for the podcast, I would’ve been happy to hear the draft go on a few more rounds. Crazy thoughts on the concepts!

  2. Cuban X Senators says:

    That was awful.

    A baseball catch, by the way, is not a catch until the ball is *removed* from the glove. I’m sure you knew that Joe & were too polite to say so.

    • Trent Phloog says:

      Surely this is not true… If the first baseman (or anyone) “catches” the ball to force a runner, it doesn’t matter how long he holds on to it.

      But was the “catch” made the instant it touched his glove, or when he closed the glove around it?

      • Cuban X Senators says:

        From the definition of “CATCH”, Rule 2.00: “In establishing the validity of
        the catch, the fielder shall hold the ball long enough to prove that he has complete control of the ball and that his release of the ball is voluntary and intentional,” i.e. until he releases the ball a determination that a catch has occurred cannot be made.

        So, if the RF makes an apparent catch for the third out, jogs 8 steps toward the dugout and then loses the ball without having reached in with his bare hand to release that ball from his glove, runners who have not surrendered their base running positions can advance (including the batter-runner).

        For the purposes of tagging up, the runners may leave as soon as the ball is touched by the fielder.

  3. JiminNC says:

    Yes, Aristotle says that Anaximander came up with the concept of the infinite.

  4. JiminNC says:

    And the actual word for “want to” is called “desire.”

    • Cuban X Senators says:

      “Want to” is more than “desire” for me . . . “want to” also carries the grit to see the desire through.

      Spanish has the word “ganas” which is more like what I hear in “want to”. I assume “ganas” comes from “ganar”, to win, but I don’t know that for sure.

  5. Chris M says:

    The Top 100 list pace has slowed faster than Chris Shelton’s 2006 HR pace. At this rate, we’ll be lucky to get it by the All-Star break

  6. bl says:

    That was fantastic. I don’t know how Art is still on the board.

    • wscg says:

      Seconded. Michael especially, using “makes great art” to justify some of his picks, I can’t believe did not choose Art.

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  8. David says:

    Pos defending humor over love is justifying Bowie over Jordan.

  9. Damon Rutherford says:

    “That was fantastic. I don’t know how Art is still on the board.”

    Art! It’s incredible they didn’t even mention it as a post-draft free agent signing.

    I’m curious if “mind” would be considered abstract. So not one’s brain and its neurons, synapses, chemicals, etc., but what is one’s “mind”, if there is one, that is a greater force than simply the brain.

  10. :-) says:

    Will Farrell is not funny

  11. bl says:

    Mind is a good question, I don’t know. I will admit that Faith is the first thing that came to mind. But I feel like I would win the draft with these unchosen 5: Art, Hope, Destiny, Utopia and Pass Interference. (I actually would have fate and destiny seperate but most consider them synonymous so I didn’t bother.)

    Of Course the Supreme Court would have Porn #1.

  12. Damon Rutherford says:

    My five (excluding the ten in the podcast and art):

    1. Mind (and this perhaps includes one’s “soul”)
    2. Ethics and Morality (I think they should be paired)
    3. Racism (and Political Correctness; see How I Met Your Mother’s recent issue with this and whether or not they were being racially insensitive; meanwhile Craig Ferguson hilariously mocks various accents every night without a bother while jokingly telling Michael (his on-stage producer?) that Michael is a racist when he censors Craig’s/Geoff’s words.
    4. Hatred (though not the opposite of Love, as that is Apathy). I do not consider Hatred to be included within Michael’s “Evil” selection.
    5. When human “life” begins. Could be part of 1. above, though.

  13. Jeff Spry says:

    Is there a way to download this so I can listen to it during my commute? Plus my son LOVES the drafts! Help!

  14. Chip S. says:

    Wow, that was such a liberal-artsy draft.

    Gotta dispute taking “infinity” over “zero”. More generally, “numbers” are the Tom Brady of this draft.

  15. bl says:

    My wife is beside herself because no one has mentioned Space or Time.

  16. wscg says:


  17. James says:

    George Michael actually has 2 Freedom songs. One with Wham, the other solo.

  18. Damon Rutherford says:

    “My wife is beside herself because no one has mentioned Space or Time.”

    Being beside oneself is quite abstract, but I think Space and Time are more concrete than abstract. We might not know all there is about those two, but they have a stronger scientific foundation than other ideas listed/mentioned.

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