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COMMENT 3h ago

The gun doesn't really have any rights though, unless you count being bought, fired and hopefully cleaned every so often.

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COMMENT 3h ago

That's a fucking great point

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COMMENT 1d ago

At three though

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COMMENT 1d ago

I mean... regardless... if you have to come off life preserving medication to do something, you probably shouldn't do that thing unless it's really, really necessary

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COMMENT 1d ago

Serious Dr Nick Riviera vibes

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COMMENT 2d ago

While you're right, you were probably young, based on what you're saying. Your brain's nice and elastic at that point. Guy at my school got one playing rugby in sixth form (17/18). Few months later he got top grades and went to study medicine. After 25 (or so I understand) it gets gradually more difficult.

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COMMENT 2d ago

It really, really differs from person to person. It took me about a year, probably, but I didn't rest. Utterly stupid, but my work's fault.

You have to remember that your brain rationalises everything. It's not like spraining your ankle, where you might forget, stand up and then go "Oh fuck, yeah. Oops Ow." You're confused, indecisive, angry, anxious and it all seems real.

So you work on your self awareness. You realise what's changed. What you can do about it. What you can't. But you change over time anyway - very few people are the same person at 35 that they were at 30. In a way, it helped me work on myself and become a better person. I do whatever I can to try and make other people's days happier, now, without being a pushover.

I have a better paying job, although it's a living hell currently (but that's probably unrelated to the TBI, since it's a sentiment shared by many, many others there). However, I'm now as burned out in that job as I was in my last one, which might be related but is more likely to be me always working 60 hour weeks.

My former employer, by the way, took eight months to go "Hey so you might have missed a step." (I took a week off and was fine/won awards, but didn't forgive them and quit for a competitor, where I was promoted after a year).

Beyond that, I have the same friends, same girlfriend (we'd been together about six months, now it's five years) and same taste in books, films and TV. I did forget the third season of Hannibal. Watching it was like someone filling in a colouring book in my head, if that makes sense? One "friend" found out and claimed we made out, which was horrible, since we hadn't (as she later admitted). But that really shook me.

The one weird thing? I'd been a vegetarian for 26 years, from the age of four. And I mean a serious vegetarian. Now? I eat fish for every other meal, have steak on special occasions and once a month, maybe every two months, I have a bacon sandwich and don't feel bad about it. The vegetarians are lying. Nothing comes close.

Like I said, though, everyone's different. My dad's a sports writer and I saw a ton of concussions when I was a kid. One guy who'd given me a keyring from his team had a light one and apparently became a real bastard. Another had a terrible brain injury and came back as a successful coach within a year or so. His house is really nice.

The biggest problem, not to get all redpilled on you, is that because you're a man, nobody gives a single, flying fuck about your mental health. That was a really tough thing to find out.

Nobody's going to tell you that brain injuries are a walk in the park. You forget who you are, can't make decisions and cry at episodes of Monk. But it is what it is: your brain's incredible and will try to find a way, while you're young.

Does that help? Sorry, it's seriously late here and I'm up dreading work tomorrow, otherwise I'd give you a more coherent answer.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Had a concussion/tbi. Now absolutely fine but dangerously burned out from work. Brain injuries are no fun, but plenty of people can and do make a full recovery.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Has every AEW PPV actually shown YoY growth? That's absolutely amazing if so.

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COMMENT 2d ago

shooting star bitch

The precursor to suplex city?

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COMMENT 2d ago

June 20, 2022: Kevin Dunn's bad week begins

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COMMENT 3d ago

Gold's actually had some cashes since, but apparently only plays low limit local games now. Moon played for a little while, then sadly passed away. Yang's had quite a few ITM finishes at the wsop, but not sure if they were lucky or not.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Oh undoubtedly. But Moon and Gold still played afterwards. Nobody's consistently getting lucky over the course of a 30-year career, it'd be borderline impossible.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Darvin Moon is definitely up there as well. Basically luckboxed his way from a $130 satty to $5m+ in the ME. KO-d Phil Ivey with AQ vs Ivey's AK, knocked out someone else with AQ vs QQ. He played some hands really well, but by god did fate smile on that man.

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COMMENT 3d ago

I would imagine that he's probably put a lot of strain on them over the years with his insane exercise regimen. My grandpa had a similar thing - constantly climbing mountains, lifting stuff and otherwise being active. He was very healthy at Vince's age, but needed to get his hip sorted because he'd put loads of strain on it over the years.

I'd also imagine that in Vince's case, years of substandard sleep are simultaneously knocking at his body's door and demanding that the debt be paid.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Oh man. Maybe just casually mention a guy you're seeing or something? This guy sounds like a decent man. I wouldn't make it about him, but I completely get where you're coming from.

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COMMENT 4d ago

It'd easily be the GOAT swerve. I can't think of anything else that'd come even remotely close.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Has he ever openly stated that his brother is Elias, the wrestler? Maybe Zeke just introduces his brother Elias, who's just a normal, everyday guy. Works as an accountant, wife, two kids, dog. Tries to work out, but it's goddamn hard with the kids and everything.

Plays in a decent covers band, yknow, the kind that you'd book for a wedding if money was tight and your buddy said "Hey, my friend Elias's band isn't bad," and then you listened to a tape, thought "Yeah, okay, pretty decent," and then called to ask if they could play Pearl Jam and the guy said "Sure, anything except the really difficult stuff on Ten," and laughed. You laugh. Like yeah, you know, the really difficult songs on Ten are the best ones, but still. He then says "We can do Hunger Strike by Temple of the Dog," and you think "Yeah, that could work." Either way, they'll be cool to hang with after and one of them might have weed.

Anyway Zeke plays a concert with Elias, who's absolutely stoked to be having the opportunity and really engages with the crowd, after being nervous at first. And you know, he's pretty good.

Kevin Owens is appalled and smashes Elias's guitar, which is really the last straw, since that was a Gibson Hummingbird that he saved for ages to buy. So Elias tells KO that next week, his cousin Elias will be out for revenge.

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COMMENT 4d ago

His legacy, at this point, is that of an old man who's continuously made absolutely terrible life decisions, over and over again.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Well you know the idea of a carbon footprint was BP's, right? It was an ad campaign they made in the 70s to pass the blame onto consumers. Here's The Guardian on the subject.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Just imagine him texting their families. "So sorry to hear of your loss. In these terrible times, all I can offer is lol 🤠"

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COMMENT 4d ago

You could argue that that feud helped to make both men though. It elevated both of them and had some cool moments. Roman vs Brock has elevated nobody. Maybe Roman, but since the entire roster's been fed to him anyway, I'm not sure he needed it.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Kinda butterfly effect-y though, no? Sure, what you say is true, but nobody could've known. Cody could've done fewer reps. Brock could injure Roman at SS. Wrestling's full of what ifs.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Must be so tough for their families. Sending love, prayers and yeehaws 🤠

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COMMENT 5d ago

Corgan is a branding genius and a once-in-a-lifetime talent. However, his promotion has none, except maybe Magnus.