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Ron Magill: June 23 2020, Hour 3

2020.06.23 23:12 Bill__Q Ron Magill: June 23 2020, Hour 3

A synopsis of the Ron Magill segment. See the 2020 Index for other shows.
Greg Cote Tuesday with Dan, Stugotz, and Mike back in the studio (week 3) taking some callers

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Diego was not only called to service, he serviced all those females

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Dan: There was a 65 pound tortoise found walking around in Virginia. Nobody knows why it's there. What's happening there, Ron Magill?
Ron: Probably someone had it as a pet. It got away. My best guess it's probably going to be an African spurred tortoise, because they can get to that size. They were highly imported for many years, people import them as hatchlings, where they're the size of a tennis ball and then grow to be the size of a 65 to well over 100 pounds. And they can live close to 100 years. So people get these things as small little novelty items. They keep on growing, they keep on living, and all of a sudden people don't know what to do with them. And they're escape artists. They can dig out of anything. So my guess is that's what it did. The unfortunate thing is, in Virginia, as soon as winter comes, if that thing doesn't get some heat it's going to die.
Dan: So it can't be there past uh, it has to be very recent you're saying?
Ron: It has to be recent. That animal had to have been released or had to have adapted in such a way it could've found an underground burrow it could get into and survive a harsh winter by kind of incubating itself. It's not out of the question, but it's unlikely.

Dan: How about the idea there was this tortoise that saved the species and now Diego is living on an uninhabited island on Ecuador in retirement. Do you know this story?
Ron: Absolutely, the Galapagos tortoise. Diego is one of the most famous tortoises from Española. He was the last of breed and he as able to produce hundreds of babies. He was the last male and he produced hundreds of babies that are now grown up and have been released onto the island. And you know what they're saying: Listen, guy, you have done your job. You have bred the cajeebers(sp?) out of these females. You've produced offspring that are now the future of the species. Go live in retirement. Because I think as every male gets really a lot older, all of a sudden, the female's not the first thing on their mind.

Dan: How heroic is Diego?
Ron: He's a god. He's a god amongst tortoises. Diego was not only called to service, he serviced all those females. Not just adequately, but fantastically. They should have an icon of Diego for all the Española tortoises now in the Galapagos. Need to look back and say "he is our father." He is the father of this subspecies.
Dan: A statue? They should put a statue up for
Ron: You know what? You say that facetiously, I think they should. I think they should put a bronze statue, the life-size of that guy, he's probably about 400 pounds and people, should go by and rub his shell.

Dan: Is there any other animal in the history of the animal kingdom as heroic as Diego?
Ron: I can't think of one, off the top of my head. There are animals that have made contributions. Even in death. For instance, the northern white rhino, the last northern white rhino dies, not too long ago. In history, the last northern white rhino DIED, but before he DIED, he made a great semen donation, that has been FROZEN, and in that TUBE rests the future of that SPECIES. So depending on what they can develop, an embryo transplant using the semen of that last rhino posthumously. POSTHUMOUSLY. Is going to save the species. That would also make him a hero.

Michael Ryan Ruiz: In terms of heroic animals, what about the dolphin that saved Elian?
Dan: heh heh heh heh heh
Stugotz: Yep

Ryan: I have a group of pigeons that hangs out in my backyard. One of them is pure white. My theory is that it's just a regular pigeon that's white, but my girlfriend has the theory that it's an escaped magician's pigeon. Who's more likely to be right?
Ron: You're most likely to be right. It's what's called leucistic, a genetic mutation that's found in all animals. It's not an albino because the eyes are dark, they have pigment in the eyes, but the feathers are all white. It's very rare but more so in pigeons that have been bred for that for many years.

Roy Bellamy: Dogs have an advanced sense of smell. I read an article that dogs are being trained to find COVID19 in patients. How is that possible?
Ron: I don't know how that's possible. But they've been proven to detect CANCER in people. Dogs can detect if someone's pregnant. Dogs can detect these things that would normally take some kind of biological test. But dogs have this incredible sense to be able to detect that. It's like a bloodhound, you know they can track a scent for miles through a forest after a rain storm....I do believe it is possible a dog could detect that. Think about it -- instead of putting a swab up your nose, which I had done, just have a dog come up and pet the dog, let the dog smell you and the answer's there.
Dan: YES. YES. That would be much better.

Greg Cote: in the Tang dynasty, rats were referred to as household deer and they were cooked and eaten as a delicacy. And that around the world, even today, rats are considered a delicacy. Have you ever eaten a rat? And would you? And, if not, what's the weirdest thing you've eaten on your travels?
Ron: I have eaten a rat, but not the common rate that you guys are thinking about. I've eaten the world's largest rat, which is called the capybara; which in Central and South America is actually cooked as a delicacy. I ate it when I was visiting an indigenous tribe and that was part of their meal and quite frankly, it wasn't that bad. Rodents of all types are eaten by many different cultures, ranging from squirrels, little rats, mice, to of course capybaras. And things like agoutis.
Dan: Not the strangest thing you've eaten, though?
Ron: No, not the strangest. The strangest thing I've ever eaten was -- I don't know if it's the strangest or just the grossest -- was this big huge maggot. It's just like a huge white worm. A grub that's found in the bamboo thing. That's basically the larval stage of this type of beetle. These folks in the Amazon, they considered it a delicacy and again it was one of these things where I was invited to join this tribe of people and they offered me this as kind of a welcoming thing and not to be rude I ate it. But it was the grossest, weirdest thing I've ever eaten in my life. And it was alive, you have to eat it alive.
Me: Ron answered this question last July 2, 2019 and also mentioned eating Capybara on May 14 2019.

Roy Bellamy: What food were you most surprised at being delicious?
Ron: In Uganda, they take the locusts, and they season them and dry them and fry them and they do it in such a way that it's actually like a good popcorn. I tried that, apprehensively at first, but when I finally bit into it, it wasn't bad. It was like a good seasoned cracker jack, but exotic.

Liz: We're always saying we'd love to be a fly on the wall, do flies have ears?
Ron: They don't have ears as we know them. But their feet, the sensory hairs on their feet and body are so sensitive to any vibration they hear in a much different way.

Tony the new guy: I'm 6'4", 220. Is there a bird that could pick me up and fly me off somewhere?
Ron: No.

Dan: What's the biggest human a bird could take?
Ron: Probably would be a harpy eagle, could probably take, maybe 10 to 15 pound max.
Dan: Oh my god, so a toddler.
Stugotz: wow
Dan: You're telling me
Ron: A toddler's not 10-15 pounds. That's like a newborn. Maybe a couple days after. It's not going to be a walking kid, it's going to be a baby that can't walk. That's a gruesome thought.
Stugotz: It could take Mike Ryan's baby?
Ron: Stop it. It's 10 to 15 pounds max, probably closer to 10 pounds. But, let's change the subject. YOu're getting to very sensitive situations.
Dan: See you later, Ron.
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2020.06.22 18:02 ussrbeatsrussia Gigachad celebrity that was a close friend of my mom in her infancy and teens commits suicide

His picture: https://www.iol.pt/multimedia/oratvi/multimedia/imagem/id/14162774/800, and he is 6 feet 3 or smt.
Not sure what to make of this, but it sure as hell is interesting. This portuguese celebrity apparently was a friend of my mom. He dated the best friend of my mom in 10th grade. He then went on to make movies and appear in national TV series.
It truly made me wonder: How can someone who has everything in life be unhappy? How can one have women, family, looks, intelligence, money and fame and take all that away?
What r ur thoughts on this, and similar events?
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2020.05.28 00:54 Wannago3322 Any official dates about tourism reopening? Bloggers are spreading February 2021 for international travel - is this real?

Many travel bloggers are reporting that domestic tourism won't open until December, and international tourism won't open until February 2021, such as this post at One Mile at a Time and this one at Loyalty Lobby. These reports are being based off a news article in Africa News, stating that it's being distributed on behalf of Parliament.
I can't seem to find any reference to these (horrific) dates on any government website - not Parliament, nor the Department of Tourism - and I can't find them on any mainstream (News24, IOL, SABC) news sites either.
Has anyone seen anything official showing these dates? Dear lord I hope they're waaaay off.
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2020.05.16 12:57 potrap Beyoncé has been shooting music videos for almost three years, for multiple projects (including The Gift). Where are they?

Let me lay out a timeline (links aren't always to original sources but instead to adblocker-friendly mostly non-tabloid links):
On September 4th 2017, La Presse publishes an interview with Michael Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, music videos for Björk, Kanye West, Kylie Minogue). He states he directed a "clip for a Beyoncé song" which turned out "very, very good" but was delayed due to her pregnancy. (translation here) It has not come out.
On July 18th 2018, Il Messaggero reports that Beyoncé (no mention of Jay-Z) applied to film in the Colosseum in Rome that same month, which was rejected due to a pre-existing booking. Beyoncé reportedly made another request for a future date. (translation here) No such video has come out.
On April 19th 2019, Variety reports Beyoncé signed a three-film deal with Netflix, all expecting to have a musical companion. (report here) No further films have been announced or come out.
At the start of October 2019, the Sun reports that Beyoncé and Jay-Z filmed a highly choreographed and romantic music video in LA. (report here) It has not come out.
Later in October 2019, Shatta Wale states in an interview he and Beyoncé filmed a music video for "ALREADY". (report here) It has not come out.
On 31 October 2019, the Daily Mail reports that Beyoncé is set to film a video for "BROWN SKIN GIRL" in London. (report here) It has not come out.
Sis...we're in lockdown. I'm running out of content to consume. Drop the visuals!
A few discussion points:
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2020.05.16 03:48 thereslcjg2000 Links to supposedly respectable news sources justifying the phrase “men are trash”

https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/philosophy/men-are-trash-philosophy-dating-hate-speech
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/amp/entry/why-men-are-really-trash_uk_5ae97b12e4b081860d8ca14d/
https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/interface/2019/10/3/20895119/facebook-men-are-trash-hate-speech-zuckerberg-leaked-audio
https://www.iol.co.za/amp/capetimes/opinion/why-all-men-are-trash-and-need-to-take-responsibility-for-gender-based-violence-32326101
https://thenextweb.com/facebook/2018/09/06/facebooks-double-standards-censorship/ https://www.bingedaily.in/why-we-shouldn-t-stop-saying-men-are-trash
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2020.03.23 17:45 TheHiveMindSpeaketh [OC][Long] Chiefs Offseason Roundup, part 4/5: Potential FA/Trade Targets

Welcome to my offseason roundup, where I will be taking a look at the past, present and future of the Chiefs from the armchair GM's perspective. The offseason is now in full swing and we're thinking about next season (if it happens...). So hopefully these next two posts will be helpful in thinking about what type of moves we might see out of Veach over the next few months.
Part 1 - Past: Evaluating Brett Veach's Draft Performance (here)
Part 2 - Present: Evaluating the Current Roster and Cap Situation (here)
Part 3 - Present: Identifying Roster Needs and Offseason Strategy (here)
Part 4 - Future: Looking at Potential FA/Trade Targets (<--- you are here)
Part 5 - Future: Looking at Potential Draft Targets (TBD)
Stuff's gotten pretty crazy in the world recently and I have been very busy personally so this FA post is now quite late. It is likely that it will very quickly become out of date as well. The Chiefs appear to be sitting out of a lot of FA while they attempt to negotiate extensions for Chris Jones, Mahomes, and possibly even Sammy Watkins (which, if you've read my past few posts, you know would be incredibly surprising to me).
Chiefs have only made a few moves - moving on from Cam Erving, picking up Damien Wilson and Damien Williams' options, re-signing backup QB Chad Henne, and bringing in two depth players: OL Mike Remmers and CB/ST Antonio Hamilton. The needs of the team have not significantly changed from what I outlined in past posts. Perhaps most notably, the decision to keep Damien Wilson (who could have been cut for fairly significant savings) likely means that LB will not be a target for significant FA spending - though I still think that it could be a target in the draft. The biggest needs are still IOL, DT, WR, and CB, though WR and DT are pending the possible extensions of Watkins and Jones.
With this in mind, who might the Chiefs go after in free agency? Most of the premium FAs have already been snapped up, but the Chiefs were never likely to make a really splashy new signing with our cap situation. There are still a good number of cheaper FAs that it might be good for us to target, so I'm going to briefly point out some of the players who are still available that it would make sense for us to target. I'll split things up by position.

Wide Receivers

Current roster - Hill, Watkins(?), Hardman, Pringle, Deiter
Wide receiver is an interesting spot to think about. On the one hand, the 2020 draft's WR class is one of the strongest and deepest in years - something we'll talk about in the next post of this series. The relative lack of movement in the FA market for wide receivers can in large part be explained by teams wanting to wait and see if they can grab a great player in the draft. The Chiefs may well feel the same way. On the other hand, the Chiefs have one of the most enticing situations in the league for receivers who are currently free agents. Imagine you're a WR who's just hit the market looking for 8m/y and you aren't getting the offers you hoped for. Brett Veach could call up and say, "We know you're looking to prove yourself and win a huge contract. Come play in Kansas City for 1y5m, catch passes from Patrick Mahomes, inflate your stats, win a Super Bowl, and you'll hit the market next year with teams lining up to pay you." Would that not be a pretty enticing pitch? If that thought process holds up, the Chiefs could be in a position to underpay for good talent at wide receiver.
Breshad Perriman would be a perfect example of a player in this sort of situation. The former first-round pick looked like a complete bust and bounced around several teams before putting together a pretty good year with TB last season on a one year, $4M deal. He'll obviously be hoping to parlay that success into a longer contract, but GMs around the league may well want to see more production before making a big commitment. Could KC offer him one year, $5-6M to be WR2 in a high-flying offense? Perriman is a bigger-bodied receiver who is a legit downfield threat, makes solid contested catches, and appears to have patched up his drop problem over the last two seasons. I think bringing him in might make a lot of sense as a cheaper replacement for Sammy Watkins' role in the offense.
Devin Funchess is another big WR in a similar situation, though in this case the weaker market for him is because he's coming off of an injury, not a lack of a resume. Funchess had a few good years as a safety valve for Cam Newton in Carolina and might also take a cheaper prove-it deal to reset his market for the future. Obviously, this would be dependent on his health.
If the Chiefs wanted to go in a different direction, they might consider bringing in former division rival Demaryius Thomas. Thomas is an older player (32) who is likely in the back end of his career, but his size and savvy mean he will probably have some juice left for one or two more seasons. He might well consider a swan song in KC to attempt to go out a champion.
Finally, if they'd like to go hunting through the bargain bin, the Chiefs could look at Tajae Sharpe, a receiver from Tennessee. Sharpe has never put up huge numbers but was arguably constrained by a mediocre passing attack over his time with the Titans. While not a complete burner, Sharpe does offer an intriguing combination of size and speed that could fit well with the Chiefs' offense.

Cornerback

Current roster - Ward, Fenton, Hamilton
The Chiefs still have a lot of work to do to put together a viable CB room. The bigger-name guys have mostly already been signed, along with some solid middle-tier players (like Darqueze Dennard, Kevin Johnson and Brian Poole) that I had on the list of possible targets for this offseason. However, there are still a few potential fits out there.
Ronald Darby is a player that we know the Chiefs have previously looked at. He's got a 5-year career with 4 largely successful season and 1 complete dud - which came last year. This might mean a cheaper contract is possible, but it might mean that his best days are behind him. He isn't old (only 26), but he was coming off an ACL injury that ended his season in 2018. If the Chiefs feel that his poor performance was more a result of not being fully recovered and that he will return to form going forward, bringing Darby in would make a lot of sense - but it's definitely a risk.
The past two seasons, the Chiefs brought in veteran stop-gaps at CB - first Orlando Scandrick, then Morris Claiborne. If Veach wants to pursue a similar short-term signing, somebody like Brandon Carr could make sense. Carr is certainly not the player he used to be but he contributed meaningfully to a solid Ravens defense last season and could possibly do the same in 2020 for KC. He'd also serve as a mentor for what's likely to be a very young CB group.
Finally, the Chiefs could split the difference slightly and go after a proven vet like Prince Amukamara who, at the age of 30, probably still has a few years worth of tread left on his tires. Amukamara has been consistently solid (if unspectacular) for 9 years in the NFL and would probably be a good signing for another 3 years at least. However, he's likely looking for one more good-sized deal, and this would probably require a larger investment than either of the previously-mentioned options.

IOL

Current roster - Rankin, Reiter, LDT, Wylie, Allegretti
This market has been pretty well picked over in free agency, so there's not a lot of exciting options still on the table.
Mike Iupati has performed well at times over his career, but was part of a few truly dreadful Seahawks units recently who were complete turnstiles in the passing game. He has always been a pretty good run blocker however and might be an upgrade in that area if the Chiefs decide to move on from LDT.
Ron Leary is a guy who's had a reasonable track record as a rotational starter and might shore up the depth along the front line.
Overall, the remaining possibilities here seem pretty uninspiring, and that's combined with a less-than-stellar IOL class in the draft. I would expect those hoping for a large investment in the offensive line to be disappointed this offseason. It might be better to try to develop players like Rankin and Allegretti and save the bigger moves for next year.

DT

Current roster - Jones, Nnadi, Saunders
The future of the DT position is going to depend heavily on how the Chris Jones situation shakes out. In Nnadi and Saunders the Chiefs have two stout DTs who can anchor Spag's 4-3 front at the 1T and play the run quite capably. However, neither one of them have shown that they will be disruptors in the passing game, and in Nnadi's case it's just not his game (Saunders has a bit more promise there and might develop in the future). If Jones comes back, this unit is pretty solid, and just needs one or two more decent bodies to eat snaps. If Jones leaves, the Chiefs suddenly have a need to find another source of interior pressure, which is an increasingly valuable commodity in the modern NFL. There are a few intriguing names in the upcoming draft (Madubuike, Gallimore, Blacklock, etc.) that might be targeted with the additional draft capital we would receive in a Jones trade. But there's also the possibility of addressing this position in the open market. There's nobody like Jones available, but a few guys who can do a bit of everything are floating around.
Shelby Harris has shown production both as a run-stuffer and an occasional pass rusher while playing for Denver. He's one of the middle-tier DTs on the market and probably wouldn't command a massive deal - something around 5-6M/y seems likely. A starting duo of Harris and Nnadi wouldn't be crazy good, but it wouldn't be worse than an average DT group in the modern NFL.
Mike Daniels, similarly, has had reasonable production in all areas of the game over a pretty long career. Last year he had a 1y$8M deal with Detroit, but it's unlikely that he'll command that high of a contract again after an only average season where he struggled with injuries. Daniels might be available on a pretty cheap deal as he tries to show that he still has a few years left in him.
If the Chiefs want to go cheaper, bringing back Mike Pennel is of course a popular option. Pennel didn't really show any pass-rushing chops but he did a fantastic job at shoring up a weak run defense. He's a hometown guy who made himself popular with the fanbase and might take something of a discount.
The reality of this situation is that if Chris Jones leaves, there's really no replacing him. The Chiefs will not find a similar amount of production in free agency and would have to hope to develop a draft pick with potential if they wanted to re-create Jones' impact on the defense. But there is the possibility of finding decent value even if you aren't gonna get 15 sacks at the position.

Other options

There are a few other places where the Chiefs might look to the free agent market. TE2 is still a question mark with Deon Yelder being only a mediocre option at the position. Delanie Walker is a vet option who could be given a swan song, or possibly a younger developmental player like Ricky Seals-Jones. The LB group is not great, but as I mentioned above, after bringing back Damien Wilson (and of course Hitchens and Niemann), the only contributor we'll have lost is Reggie Ragland, who would probably be replaced on the cheap. Unlikely to see a big investment here in my mind, unless it's through the draft. There are a few edge rushers we might look at to replace Ogbah - Ziggy Ansah could be on the market for a bounce-back deal after a disappointing season - but I'd again expect us to be pretty cheap here. And we might bring in a cheap vet RB like we did with McCoy.

Conclusion

It seems unlikely at this point that we'll see any truly splashy moves in free agency, but having just won a Super Bowl, a plan to mostly "run it back" with a similar roster to last year's certainly makes sense. I've tried to outline a few lower-cost options at positions of need that we could still target. These sorts of moves might not be the headline-worthy news that sells tickets, but bringing in cheap depth and veteran presence (like with the Remmers signing, which I like a lot) is an underrated part of building a successful roster and necessary for winning a championship. Look at relatively unheralded moves like signing Damien Wilson or Wisniewski that ended up turning into big contributors in a championship run. If you have any thoughts on other players that might be big targets for KC, let me know in the comments. And keep an eye out for my final post in this series which will be on the NFL draft and should hopefully come out in early April. Thanks for reading.
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2020.03.18 04:47 Eventvods ESL Pro League Season 11: Europe - Stage 1

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Stage 1, Day 1, Monday - March 16th

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Stage 1, Day 2, Tuesday - March 17th

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Stage 1, Day 7, Sunday - March 22nd

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Stage 1, Day 8, Monday - March 23rd

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V3 Dust 2 FNC vs forZe Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!
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Stage 1, Day 9, Tuesday - March 24th

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Y3 Inferno NaVi vs FNC Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!
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AD2 Nuke GOD vs TS Twitch YouTube HLTV
AD3 Dust 2 GOD vs TS Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!

Stage 1, Day 10, Thursday - March 26th

  • Group C
# Map Team 1 vs. Team 2 Twitch YouTube HLTV Discussion
AE1 Inferno FaZe vs TyLoo Twitch YouTube HLTV
AE2 Mirage FaZe vs TyLoo Twitch YouTube HLTV
AE3 Dust 2 FaZe vs TyLoo Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!

Stage 1, Day 11, Friday - March 27th

  • Group C
# Map Team 1 vs. Team 2 Twitch YouTube HLTV Discussion
AF1 Inferno OG vs TyLoo Twitch YouTube HLTV
AF2 Dust 2 OG vs TyLoo Twitch YouTube HLTV
AF3 Overpass OG vs TyLoo Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!

Stage 1, Day 12, Saturday - March 28th

  • Group C
# Map Team 1 vs. Team 2 Twitch YouTube HLTV Discussion
AG1 Inferno G2 vs TyLoo Twitch YouTube HLTV
AG2 Dust 2 G2 vs TyLoo Twitch YouTube HLTV
AG3 Vertigo G2 vs TyLoo Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!
AH1 Nuke mouz vs FaZe Twitch YouTube HLTV
AH2 Train mouz vs FaZe Twitch YouTube HLTV
AH3 Dust 2 mouz vs FaZe Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!

Stage 1, Day 13, Sunday - March 29th

  • Group C
# Map Team 1 vs. Team 2 Twitch YouTube HLTV Discussion
AI1 Mirage mouz vs OG Twitch YouTube HLTV
AI2 Train mouz vs OG Twitch YouTube HLTV
AI3 Inferno mouz vs OG Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!
AJ1 Nuke G2 vs FaZe Twitch YouTube HLTV
AJ2 Dust 2 G2 vs FaZe Twitch YouTube HLTV
AJ3 Train G2 vs FaZe Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!

Stage 1, Day 14, Monday - March 30th

  • Group C
# Map Team 1 vs. Team 2 Twitch YouTube HLTV Discussion
AK1 Overpass FaZe vs VP Twitch YouTube HLTV
AK2 Mirage FaZe vs VP Twitch YouTube HLTV
AK3 Inferno FaZe vs VP Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!

Stage 1, Day 15, Tuesday - March 31st

  • Group C
# Map Team 1 vs. Team 2 Twitch YouTube HLTV Discussion
AL1 Mirage G2 vs OG Twitch YouTube HLTV
AL2 Dust 2 G2 vs OG Twitch YouTube HLTV
AL3 Nuke G2 vs OG Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!
AM1 Vertigo mouz vs VP Twitch YouTube HLTV
AM2 Train mouz vs VP Twitch YouTube HLTV
AM3 Mirage mouz vs VP Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!

Stage 1, Day 16, Wednesday - April 1st

  • Group C
# Map Team 1 vs. Team 2 Twitch YouTube HLTV Discussion
AN1 Mirage mouz vs TyLoo Twitch YouTube HLTV
AN2 Train mouz vs TyLoo Twitch YouTube HLTV
AN3 Dust 2 mouz vs TyLoo Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!
AO1 Mirage G2 vs VP Twitch YouTube HLTV
AO2 Dust 2 G2 vs VP Twitch YouTube HLTV
AO3 Vertigo G2 vs VP Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!

Stage 1, Day 17, Thursday - April 2nd

  • Group C
# Map Team 1 vs. Team 2 Twitch YouTube HLTV Discussion
AP1 Dust 2 VP vs OG Twitch YouTube HLTV
AP2 Overpass VP vs OG Twitch YouTube HLTV
AP3 Inferno VP vs OG Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!

Stage 1, Day 18, Friday - April 3rd

  • Group C
# Map Team 1 vs. Team 2 Twitch YouTube HLTV Discussion
AQ1 Nuke mouz vs G2 Twitch YouTube HLTV
AQ2 Train mouz vs G2 Twitch YouTube HLTV
AQ3 Dust 2 mouz vs G2 Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!
AR1 Inferno VP vs TyLoo Twitch YouTube HLTV
AR2 Vertigo VP vs TyLoo Twitch YouTube HLTV
AR3 Train VP vs TyLoo Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!
AS1 Dust 2 FaZe vs OG Twitch YouTube HLTV
AS2 Nuke FaZe vs OG Twitch YouTube HLTV
AS3 Mirage FaZe vs OG Twitch YouTube HLTV Spoilers!
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2019.12.01 18:11 zlaxy 56th anniversary of Day D

Today, in honor of the 56th anniversary of Day D (or Day C), i published the post about it at the most popular Discordian web forum in the United States: https://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php/topic,38792.0.html
Less than two hours later, the grayfacish moderators removed this important religious message. But i managed to saved it at my server.
Please, keep in mind that Greyface's agents have infiltrated the Discordian movement and are not squeamish about censorship and message removal to support government myths.
So, i'm only going to publish only a part of the original religious message here:
But nothing seems to have happened in the United States that day. Later on, the FBI report was declassified written that day, called "Reaction of Soviet and Communist Party official of JFK assassination".
https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/docid-32204484.pdf
Thus, in a note dated December 1, 1963, the head of the FBI, Edgar Hoover, citing "a reliable source who was in Russia on the day of the murder," writes that the news of the Kennedy assassination in the USSR caused shock. The CPSU members feared that the murder could have been part of a conspiracy to bring the ultra-right circles to power in the United States.
As a result, it turned out what probably didn't happen this day this year:
One of Waldron's theories goes like this. President Kennedy and his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, bitter about the disastrous 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, in 1963 concocted a secret plan to stage a palace coup to unseat Fidel Castro with the aid of the US Army. The coup leader would declare martial law and proclaim a provisional government, then cut ties with the Soviet Union and join the United States in partnership. Robert Kennedy was personally in charge of this invasion plan. D-Day - or, rather, C-Day for coup day - was to be December 1st, 1963. But two weeks before that, President Kennedy was killed, and that was the end of the invasion plan.
In any case, it seems that this is a reference to Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst's involvement in the prevention of another military coup, organized by the U.S. capitalist elite in a small equatorial country, and possibly in the prevention of nuclear war. After all, as Omar said, the only thing he regrets is that it wasn't him, but his old friend Lee Oswald killed this democratic scoundrel:
https://invidio.us/watch?v=M2exmh69Big&list=PL8DA82E3134103845&t=256
Addendum:
Unfortunately, the Western Propaganda, commissioned by the CIA, has brainwashed a huge number of people in order to present the hypocritical scoundrel as a innocent victim:
Former American President John F Kennedy snorted cocaine with actor Peter Lawford while the two stayed at Frank Sinatra's Palm Springs house in the late 1950s, according to an excerpt from a tell-all book written by Sinatra's former valet.
https://invidio.us/watch?v=2fp5sGvCdVE - President Kennedy Calls For Stronger Drug Laws
And it looks like they did it well. Hypocrisy seems to have become the norm after that in the USA.
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2019.06.02 02:41 portuga123 Versão do Encontro ás Cegas de Portugal

Versão do Encontro ás Cegas de Portugal
É um progama bastante divertido e engraçado ainda mais para voces do Brasil que vao achar muita piada o nosso sotaque. https://tviplayer.iol.pt/programa/first-dates-o-primeiro-encontro/5c261b4f0cf2adafd002a2cf (Canal oficial) Se quiseres ver no youtube vais apenas encontrar alguns youtubers fazendo react , eis alguns : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD-KkQzWJ5x7zXc73F2K3urw6GGNOwHKL
https://preview.redd.it/9wl42dngau131.png?width=438&format=png&auto=webp&s=5fb6ce033899f7127eef8f4380c1d0826e3b62a1
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2019.03.30 23:49 Macnol Index of DFFOO Co-op Cheatsheets and Call to Arms/Video Guides

Calls to Arms and Video Guides for DissidiaFFOO


 
Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia is a cool mobile game, and I enjoy creating threads that might help other players (and myself) complete its limited-time events to get more rewards. This is where I will keep updated links to make them easier to find.
 
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The information in this post will not be updated anymore, since everything will be much easier to find in the new site www.dissidiainfo.com 😃
 
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Twitter account for information about new events
Dimension's End: Entropy Team Comps with videos
Dimension's End: Pathos Team Comps with videos
Date Event Call to Arms Video List Notes
04/06 Roses of May Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Beatrix (again)
04/02 Conqueror's Duty Call to Arms Video List Lost Chapter: Vayne
03/31 Abyss Normalis 3rd Stratum Call to Arms Video List Abyss Normalis debut
03/26 Let Slip Hell's Hound Call to Arms Video List Cerberus Raid - Awakening Wave 9
03/23 Abyss: A New Episode Call to Arms Video List Abyss - the second coming
03/19 Caravan of Hope Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Ciaran
03/16 Mysterious Siblings from a Mysterious World Call to Arms Video List Lost Chapter: Lann & Reynn
03/11 Ultimate Pandemonium Call to Arms Video List World of Illusions: Ultimate Pandemonium
03/06 Ambition for Provenance Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Kam'lanaut
03/02 A New Journey Call to Arms Video List Lost Chapter: Lulu
02/28 Crystal-Encrusted Chelonian Call to Arms Video List Heretics - Awakening Wave 8
02/24 Wild Child of the Veldt Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Gau
02/21 Where to Go Call to Arms Video List Lost Chapter: Rinoa
02/16 Commodore of the Skies Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Aranea (GL first)
02/11 Respite's Authenticity Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Ignis (Act 2, Ch 7)
02/07 The Power of Tranquility Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Eight
02/04 Golbez, Clad in Darkness Call to Arms Video List Lost Chapter: Golbez
01/30 Confronting the Core - CPU Raid Call to Arms Video List CPU Raid - Awakening Wave 6
01/24 Ultimate The Brothers Call to Arms Video List World of Illusions: Ultimate The Brothers
01/20 Dastardly Dominus Call to Arms Video List Character Event: The Emperor
01/15 A Prayer for One Dear Call to Arms Video List Lost Chapter: Rosa
01/10 Unbreakable Pride Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Kimahri
01/06 Right Arm with a Mission Call to Arms Video List Lost Chapter: Barret
01/03 Encountering Death's Daggers Call to Arms Video List Heretics - Awakening Wave 6
12/31 Ultimate Summons Event Call to Arms Video List Chaos fights for Ifrit, Shiva, Ramuh
12/26 A Captain's Loyalty Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Basch
12/23 Treasure Hunting Call to Arms Video List Lost Chapter: Locke
12/13 Keeper of Fear Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Machina
12/08 Knight's Honor Call to Arms Video List Lost Chapter: Agrias
12/05 Usher of Mists (Soulcage Raid) Call to Arms Video List Special Event: Level 70 Awakening Wave 5
11/28 Governess of Time Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Ultimecia
11/25 Gentle Strength Call to Arms Video List Lost Chapter: Deuce
11/18 Ultimate Leviathan Call to Arms Video List World of Illusions: Ultimate Leviathan
11/14 Cycle of Battle Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Garland
11/11 Fangs of Promise Call to Arms Video List Lost Chapter: Fang
11/01 Encountering the Furnacekeepers Call to Arms Video List Special Event: Level 70 Awakening Wave 4
11/01 Someday Never Comes Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Sherlotta
10/21 Royal Puppeteer Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Aphmau
10/14 Unleashed Calamity Call to Arms Video List Raid: Blackened Will (Act 2, Ch 5)
10/07 Walk This Way Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Alphinaud
09/26 On the Road Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Prompto
09/23 Abyss β Strata 10 Call to Arms Video List Special Event: Abyss Beta Pt.3
09/19 Encountering the Dark Dragon Pitch Call to Arms Video List Special Event: Level 70 Awakening Wave 2
09/16 Sincere Strength Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Cinque
09/09 A Feast for Darkened Wings Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Paine (Act 2, Ch 4)
09/05 A Reliable White Mage Call to Arms Video List Character Event: Porom
08/29 Giant Across Dimensions Call to Arms Video List Special Event: Atlas Raid
08/23 Abyss β Strata 9 Call to Arms Video List Special Event: Abyss Beta Pt.2
08/19 Girded for Freedom Call to Arms COSMOS Videos Character Event: Fran
08/13 Abyss β Strata 3 and 6 Call to Arms COSMOS Videos Special Event: Abyss Beta Pt.1
08/08 Conqueror's Duty Call to Arms COSMOS Videos Character Event: Vayne
08/01 Challenge from Shiva Call to Arms COSMOS Videos World of Illusions: Ultimate Shiva
07/25 Beasts of the Ice Cave Call to Arms COSMOS Videos Character Event: Freya (Act 2, Ch 3)
07/21 Mysterious Siblings from a Mysterious World Call to Arms EX Videos Character Event: Lann & Reynn Twins
07/19 Beach Bash 2 Call to Arms EX Videos Summer Event: Beach Bash part 2 EX+
07/17 Space Dreams Call to Arms EX Videos Lost Chapter: Cid
07/07 A New Journey Call to Arms EX Videos Character Event: Lulu
07/05 Beach Bash 1 Call to Arms EX Videos Summer Event: Beach Bash part 1 EX+
07/03 One-Winged Angel Call to Arms EX Videos Lost Chapter: Sephiroth
Date Event Call to Arms Video List Co-op Cheatsheets Notes
06/27 Where to Go Call to Arms EX Videos Co-Op Guide Character Event: Rinoa
06/21 Summer Chasm 2 Call to Arms EX Videos Co-Op Guide Summer Heretics: part 2
06/17 A Devoted Heart Call to Arms EX Videos -- Lost Chapter: Lenna
06/13 Summer Chasm 1 Call to Arms EX Videos Co-Op Guide Summer Heretics: part 1
06/07 Golbez, Clad in Darkness Call to Arms EX Videos Co-Op Guide Character event: Golbez
06/03 Vagaries of a Fractured Heart Call to Arms EX Videos -- Lost Chapter: Kefka
05/27 A Prayer for One Dear Call to Arms EX Videos Co-Op Guide Character event: Rosa
05/24 Crossroads of Illusion IV -- -- Co-Op Guide Heretic Co-Ops IV (everyone is synergy)
05/22 Balamb Whiplash Call to Arms EX Videos -- Lost Chapter: Quistis
05/17 Crossroads of Illusion III -- -- Co-Op Guide Heretic Co-Ops III (everyone is synergy)
05/15 Divine Light on a Dark Night Call to Arms EX Videos Co-Op Guide Character Event: Paladin Cecil (Act 2, Ch 2)
05/10 Crossroads of Illusion II -- -- Co-Op Guide Heretic Co-Ops II (everyone is synergy)
05/09 Power and Magic’s Chasm Theta: Rising Call to Arms EX Videos -- Heretic Challenge (no synergy)
05/09 Taking the Gods' Stage Call to Arms EX Videos -- Lost Chapter: Kuja
05/06 Right Arm with a Mission Call to Arms EX Videos Co-Op Guide Character event: Barret
05/03 Crossroads of Illusion I -- -- Co-Op Guide Heretic Co-Ops I (everyone is synergy)
05/02 Power and Magic’s Chasm Delta: Rising Call to Arms EX Videos -- Heretic Challenge (no synergy)
04/25 "Treasure Hunting" Call to Arms EX Videos Co-Op Guide Character event: Locke
04/18 Destinies at Odds Call to Arms EX Videos Co-Op Guide Awakening: Wave 8
04/15 A Mischievous Black Mage Call to Arms EX Videos -- Lost Chapter: Palom
04/08 Knight's Honor Call to Arms EX Videos Co-Op Guide Character event: Agrias
04/03 The Beautiful Archeress Call to Arms EX Videos -- Lost Chapter: Maria
03/28 Power & Magic's Chasm: Rising (Wave 7) Call to Arms EX Videos Co-Op Guide Awakening: Wave 7
03/21 Gentle Strength EX Call to Arms EX Videos Co-Op Guide Character Event: Deuce
03/18 The Proud Lance of Baron Pt.13 Hard Call to Arms EX Videos -- Lost Chapter: Kain
03/14 Forgotten City EX Call to Arms EX Videos Co-Op Guide Character Event: Seven (Act 2, Ch 1)
03/12 Raise the Runic Blade Pt. 11 Hard -- EX Videos -- Lost Chapter: Celes
03/07 Fangs of Promise EX Call to Arms EX Videos Co-Op Guide Character Event: Fang
02/28 Power & Magic's Chasm: Rising (Wave 6) Call to Arms EX Videos Co-Op Guide Awakening: Wave 6
02/27 Power Is Everything EX -- EX Videos Co-Op Guide Character Event: Leon
02/26 Reminiscence: Catharsis EX -- EX Videos -- Anniversary event
02/09 Soaring Phoenix -- -- Co-Op Guide Anniversary event
02/04 Roses of May -- -- Co-Op Guide Character Event: Beatrix
02/02 Rancor from the Woods -- -- Co-Op Guide Anniversary event
01/21 A Thousand Words -- -- Co-Op Guide Character Event: Relm
01/18 Power & Magic's Chasm: Rising (Wave 5) -- -- Co-Op Guide Awakening: Wave 5
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2019.03.28 23:46 aatencio91 [Closer Look] 2019 NFL Draft Signups and Hub Post

Hey again everyone
The Player Suggestion Thread blew up way faster (and way more) than I thought it would, so I'm moving ahead with the process sooner than planned to make sure we have enough time to get through as many of these submissions as we can.
Here's how this works:
  • If you want to do a scouting report on a player(s), leave their name(s) in the comments.
  • It'll be a first come, first served basis
  • I'll throw together a schedule when the writers are getting finalized. It'll end up with 2 submissions per day, one in the AM, one in the PM.
  • The schedule isn't super strict, but please try to be fairly on top of it.
  • You will submit your own write up. I often get questions asking if I want them sent to me so I can post them, but I want all writers to be credited with their own submissions.
  • Here is an example post from last year, courtesy of captain_conboy. Title your post with [Closer Look] at the beginning to make sure it stands out!
  • While nobody is expecting a grade-A piece of journalism, please put enough effort and thought into your post as you find reasonable. We don't want anyone's post to read "Don't draft this guy because my granddad said he's bad and my granddad knows football!" Give us thought out reasons why you think a player would or wouldn't be a good fit for the Broncos, but also don't lose sleep or ignore your studies over it.
  • I will link your post in this thread so that all posts will be easy to find and navigate.
Player Position School Author Date
Drew Lock Quarterback Mizzou aatencio91 4/9
Will Grier Quarterback West Virginia aatencio91 4/10
Easton Stick Quarterback North Dakota State aatencio91 4/11
DK Metcalf Wide Receiver Ole Miss Publius1993 4/12
Stanley Morgan, Jr Wide Receiver Nebraska Goxxog 4/13
TJ Hockenson Tight End Iowa indyxetan 4/14
Dalton Risner Offensive Tackle/Guard Kansas State MasonL52 4/15
Ross Pierschbacher Guard Alabama AqibTalib21 4/16
Dru Samia Guard Oklahoma draco1986 4/17
Connor McGovern CenteGuard Penn State Goxxog 4/18
Devin White Linebacker LSU brennanmoreno 4/24
Quinnen Williams Defensive Tackle Alabama MasonL52 4/19
Ed Oliver Defensive Tackle Houston zongsarefun 4/20
Jerry Tillery Defensive End/Defensive Tackle Notre Dame baron32191 4/21
Maxx Crosby EDGE Eastern Michigan draco1986 4/22
Josh Allen EDGE Kentucky jkt2960 4/23
As always, thank you and happy scouting.
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2019.03.04 21:01 Tripudelops 2019 Live Offseason Event Tracker

Welcome to this year's live offseason tracker! This post will be edited frequently with information on free-agency, contracts, the draft, training camp, and more!
Latest update: May 11, 20:00
Important Offseason Milestones
Date Event
Apr 25 - 27 2019 NFL Draft
Early May Rookie Minicamps
Mid-Jul Training Camp Begins
Aug 1 Hall of Fame Game
Aug 31 53-man roster cutdown deadline
Round Pick Player Position School
1 18 Garrett Bradbury (6’3” 306) C NC State
2 50 Irv Smith (6’2” 242) TE Bama
3 102 Alexander Mattison (5’11” 221) RB Boise State
4 114 Dru Samia (6’5” 305) G Oklahoma
5 162 Cameron Smith (6’2” 238) LB USC
6 190 Armon Watts (6’5” 300) DT Arkansas
6 191 Marcus Epps (6’ 191) S Wyoming
6 193 Oli Udoh (6’5” 323) T Elon
7 217 Kris Boyd (5’11” 201) CB Texas
7 239 Dillon Mitchell (6’1” 197) WR Oregon
7 247 Olabisi Johnson (6’ 204) WR Colorado State
7 250 Austin Cutting (6’3” 245) LS Air Force
I give up on tracking trades...freaking Rick
Additions and Acquisitions
Date Action Old Team Contract Details
March 5 Tendered (ERFA) FB CJ Ham 1 Year - $645K Discussion
Tendered (ERFA) P Matt Wile 1 Year - $645K Discussion
March 11 Tendered (RFA 2nd Round) S Anthony Harris 1 Year - $3M Discussion
Tendered (RFA Original Round) OT Rashod Hill 1 Year - $2M Discussion
March 13 Signed DT Shamar Stephen 3 Years - $12.5M ($6M GTD) Signing DiscussionContract Discussion
Re-Signed LB Anthony Barr 5 Years - $67.5M ($33M GTD) Signing DiscussionContract Discussion
March 14 Restructured DE Everson Griffen $4.5M in 2019 Cap Relief Discussion
March 18 Re-signed RB Ameer Abdullah 1 Year, $810K Discussion
March 19 Re-signed K Dan Bailey 1 Year, $1M Discussion
March 20 Signed G Josh Kline 3 Years, $15.75M ($7.25M GTD) Discussion
April 1 Re-signed IOL Brett Jones 1 Year, $1M Discussion
April 4 Signed G Dakota Dozier 1 Year, $800K Discussion
April 5 Signed CB Duke Thomas AAF 1 Year, $500K Discussion
Signed S Derron Smith AAF 1 Year, $725K Discussion
April 7 Signed QB Sean Mannion 1 Year, $900K Discussion
Apriil 9 Signed DE Karter Schult AAF 1 Year, 500K Discussion
April 10 Signed LB Greer Martini 1 Year, 500K Discussion
Signed S Jordan Martin AAF TBA Discussion
April 12 Extended WR Adam Thielen 4 Years, $64M ($35M GTD) DiscussionHype
April 13 Signed WR Jordan Taylor 1 Year, 750K Discussion
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Departures
Date Player Status New Team Details
March 13 DT Sheldon Richardson UFA 3 Years - $39MDiscussion
RB Latavius Murray UFA 4 Years - $14.4MDiscussion
March 17 C Nick Easton UFA 4 Years, $24MDiscussion
March 18 G Tom Compton UFA 1 Year, $1.6MDiscussion
S Andrew Sendejo Released 1 Year, TBADiscussion
March 20 QB Trevor Siemian UFA 1 Year, $2MDiscussion
ST Marcus Sherels UFA 1 Year, TBADiscussion
March 23 S George Iloka UFA 1 Year, TBADiscussion
April 1 TE Cedrick Lang UFA TBA
OT Mike Remmers Released SourceRelease Discussion
CB Jalen Myrick Released -
DT Tom Johnson UFA -
WR Aldrick Robinson UFA -
TE Josiah Price UFA -
2019 Schedule
Week Opponent Date Time TV
P1 @ New Orleans Pass Interferences Fri 8/9 7 PM Fox
P2 vs. Rain City Bitch Pidgeons Sun 8/18 7 PM Fox
P3 vs. Phoenix Retirees Sat 8/24 Noon Fox
P4 @New York Table Piledrivers Thu 8/29 6:30 PM Fox
1 vs. Atlanta Sun 9/8 Noon Fox
2 @ Green Bay Sun 9/15 Noon Fox
3 vs. Las Vegas Sun 9/22 Noon Fox
4 @ Chicago Sun 9/29 3:25 PM CBS
5 @ New Jersey Sun 10/6 Noon Fox
6 vs. Philadelphia Sun 10/13 Noon Fox
7 @ Detroit Sun 10/20 Noon Fox
8 vs. Washington Thu 10/24 7:25 PM NFLN
9 @ Kansas City Sun 11/3 Noon Fox
10 @ Dallas Sun 11/10 7:20 PM NBC
11 vs. Denver Sun 11/17 Noon CBS
12 BYE BYE BYE BYE
13 @ Seattle Mon 12/2 7:15 PM ESPN
14 vs. Detroit Sun 12/8 Noon Fox
15 @ Los Angeles Sun 12/15 7:20 PM NBC
16 vs. Green Bay Mon 12/23 7:15 PM ESPN
17 vs. Chicago Sun 12/30 Noon Fox
Projected Depth Chart
This chart only includes players that are officially under contract for 2019
Pos Starter Backup Bench Depth
QB Kirk Cousins Sean Mannion Kyle Sloter
RB Dalvin Cook Alexander Mattison Mike Boone Ameer Abdullah
RB (FB) CJ Ham Roc Thomas
WR Stefon Diggs Brandon Zylstra Dilon Mitchell
WR Adam Thielen Chad Beebe Olabsi Johnson
WR Jordan Tayor Laquon Treadwell Jeff Badet
TE Kyle Rudolph David Morgan Irv Smith Tyler Conklin
LT Riley Reiff Aviante Collins Oli Udoh Storm Norton
LG Pat Elflein Brett Jones Danny Isidora
C Garrett Bradbury Cornelius Edison
RG Josh Kline Dru Samia Dakota Dozier
RT Brian O'Neill Rashod Hill Adam Bisnowaty
DE Everson Griffen Stephen Weatherly Hercules Mata'afa Karter Schult
NT Linval Joseph Jaleel Johnson Curtis Cothran
3T Shamar Stephen Jalyn Holmes Armon Watts
DE Danielle Hunter Tashaun Bower Ade Aruna Ifaedi Odenigbo
OLB Anthony Barr Eric Wilson Devante Downs
MLB Eric Kendricks Kentrell Brothers
OLB Ben Gedeon Cameron Smith Reshard Cliett Greer Martini
CB Xavier Rhodes Holton Hill Craig James
S1 Harrison Smith Marcus Epps Derron Smith
S2 Athony Harris Jayron Kearse Jordan Martin
SCB Mackensie Alexander Kris Boyd Duke Thomas
CB Trae Waynes Mike Hughes
ST K Dan Bailey P Matt Wile LS Kevin McDermott LS Austin "Motherfucking" Cutting
Rookies in Italics
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2019.02.24 13:00 PelotonMod [Race Thread] 2019 Volta ao Algarve – Stage 5

Volta ao Algarve – Stage 5
Date Stage From > To Length Type Finish Arrival
February 20th 5 Faro-Loulé 173,5Km Hilly Uphill 17:05 WET
Information Website, Startlist via PCS, Roadbook, Classificacoes
Race Previews Cycling News, HelenaDias
Live Trackers Official, @VAlgarve2019, Cycling News
TV Eurosport, TVI24
Streams ProcyclingLive / Tiz / Race Coverage starts at 15:45 WET
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2019.02.23 13:00 PelotonMod [Race Thread] 2019 Volta ao Algarve – Stage 4

Volta ao Algarve – Stage 4
Date Stage From > To Length Type Finish Arrival
February 20th 4 Albufeira-Tavira 198,3 Km Mostly Flat Flat 17:07 WET
Information Website, Startlist via PCS, Roadbook, Classificacoes
Race Previews Cycling News, HelenaDias
Live Trackers Official, @VAlgarve2019, Cycling News
TV Eurosport, TVI24
Streams ProcyclingLive / Tiz / Race Coverage starts at 15:45 WET
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2019.02.22 13:00 PelotonMod [Race Thread] 2019 Volta ao Algarve – Stage 3

Volta ao Algarve – Stage 3
Date Stage From > To Length Type Finish Arrival
February 20th 3 Lagoa-Lagoa 20,3 Km ITT Flat 17:06 WET
Information Website, Startlist via PCS, Roadbook, Classificacoes (live-timing)
Race Previews Cycling News, HelenaDias
Live Trackers Cycling News, Official, @VAlgarve2019
TV Eurosport, TVI24
Streams ProcyclingLive / Tiz / Race Coverage starts at 15:45 WET
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2019.02.21 13:00 PelotonMod [Race Thread] 2019 Volta ao Algarve – Stage 2

Volta ao Algarve – Stage 2
Date Stage From > To Length Type Finish Arrival
February 20th 2 Almodôvar - Alto da Fóia 187.4 Km Hilly Uphill 16:56 WET
Information Website, Startlist via PCS, Roadbook, Classificacoes
Race Previews Cycling News, HelenaDias
Live Trackers Official, @VAlgarve2019, CyclingNews
TV Eurosport, TVI24
Streams ProcyclingLive / Tiz / Race Coverage starts at 15:45 WET
Current GC Favorites Poels, Mas, De La Cruz, Oomen, Pogacar, Powless, Kragh Andersen
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2019.02.20 13:00 PelotonMod [Race Thread] 2019 Volta ao Algarve – Stage 1

Volta ao Algarve – Stage 1
Date Stage From > To Length Type Finish Arrival
February 20th 1 Portimão-Lagos 199,1 Km Mostly Flat Flat 17:08 WET
Information Website, Startlist via PCS, Roadbook, Classificacoes
Race Previews Cycling News, HelenaDias
Live Trackers Official, @VAlgarve2019, CyclingNews
TV Eurosport, TVI24
Streams ProcyclingLive / Tiz / Race Coverage starts at 15:45 WET
GC Favorites Poels, Mas, Aru, Konrad, De La Cruz, Spilak, Antunes, Oomen, Guerreiro
Sprint Favorites Démare, Ackermann, Groenewegen, Degenkolb, Jakobsen, Laporte, Debusschere, Consonni
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2019.01.08 16:02 StanCifka Making $5003 Draft Challenge available for anyone

Making $5003 Draft Challenge available for anyone
Hello Redditors! My first two tournaments had an amazing feedback, so here we go with the third edition available to anyone! Growth of the bounty is exponention here, first Draft Challenge saw bounty of $5000, second one $5001 and this time we will be playing for $5003!
On top of that, both finalists in the challenger tournament will get $100 for getting that far.

If you like these events and would like to help me with them a bit, please upvote this so it gets to the maximum amount of people and the whole Artifact community can enjoy it.
Once again here is a copy of Ninja's admin info. If you don't want to miss any info about this event, your best bet is my Twitter as I will tweet about anything relevant to this.
Cheers
Stan
Edit: While this was not a plan at all, drgoni saw this post and send me extra dollars to add to the prizepool, so $50 goes to 3rd/4th place based on the result of final duel. I find this as an amazing feedback from him and the community, so if you wish to support the Artifact competitive scene this way, just private message me on Twitter as we separated some slots for people that want to add extra money to prizepool (all of it will go to TOP8 prizes), and for $100+ support we will send you direct invite as well. Once again, this was not the main purpose of the tournament at all and most likely these slots will be distributed in the end in other qualifiers, but it is great to see this sort of "feedback" and I will gladly support it if anyone else is interested.

Draft Challenge 3rd Edition

Tournament information:

Challenger tournament will be played on saturday, February 9th at 17:00 CET.
Duel tournament will be played on sunday, February 10th at 17:00 CET. Only winner of Challenger tournament will enter.

128 slots distribution:
  • 16 slots - Qualifier #1 by StanCifka. On 24th of January there will be a big stream on his channel, link will be available in the Twitch chat. Check https://www.twitch.tv/stanislavcifka
  • 8 slots - Qualifiers #2 by DPMlicious. Qualifiers between 28th-29th of January + 5th-6th of February, check https://twitter.com/dpmlicious
  • 8 slots - Qualifiers #3 by Brainscans.net. Qualfiiers between 22nd-25th of January, check https://twitter.com/brainscans_ne
  • 8 slots - Qualifiers #4 by Hyped. Qualifiers between 25th-29th of January in his daily drafts, check https://twitter.com/Hyped_AF
  • 8 slots - Qualifiers #5 by Artifact Five. Qualifiers between 26th-31th of January, check https://www.weibo.com/artifactfive
  • 8 slots - Qualifiers #6 by eSports Trading. Qualifiers between 1st-4th of February, check Discord server discord.gg/uew9dMb
  • 8 slots - Qualifiers #7 by Playartifact.ru. Qualifiers between 3rd-6th of February, check https://twitter.com/artifact_ru
  • 8 slots - Qualifiers #8 by The Iron Branch. Qualifiers between 2nd-5th of February, check twitter.com/TeamIronBranch
  • 8 slots - Direct Invite for Top 8 from second 5k challenge
  • 40 slots - Direct Invite for selected content creators
  • up to 8 slots - Direct Invite to people who want to support the tournament as mentioned above by Stan
  • X slots - Everyone with Limited Rank 30 or higher (post screenshot under Stan's tweet on 8th of february, right before the tournament) will get a link to small Discord server where the tournament link will be posted to fill in for people who did not check in (usually 5-15 slots).
Will be updating this with extra info (some dates and organizers might change) and links so you guys know who/where/when will be running qualifiers, but ultimately everything will be up to the organiser making these (format, date, time, slots distribution).

Challenger tournament will be run in 128 players with following structure:
  • 128 players draft with 3 rounds of swiss followed by cut to top64 (2:1 is guaranteed to get through).
  • 64 players draft with 3 rounds of single elimination, which will leave 8 people in the tourney.
  • 8 players draft with 3 rounds of sigle elimination, leaving our challenger as last man standing.
Tournament Structure
Duel tournament, or "Final boss" if you prefer, will be played as StanCifka vs. Challenger. Players will play Best of 15 and will always play exactly 3 games with the same draft deck (Do not mistake with BO3). After those 3 games they will draft a new deck, and whoever wins 8 games first claims the bounty of 5003$! In case that challenger wins, 100$ prize from Challenger tournament moves to player in the 3rd place (player that lost semifinals against challenger).

Tournament terms:

  1. If you are playing in the tournament, you are obliged to read and know these terms. Please join the tournament only in case you know you will be able to play.
  2. All players are required to be online and in Artifact client 15 minutes before the tournament start as check-in and available in tournament chat at all times. You might be kicked out of the tournament if you do no check-in this way.
  3. In-game tournament client is great but not perfect, and there are a lot of things that cannot be fixed manually. In case of an error we are sorry, but that is all we can do. Default winner of the match is a player that game client decides is the winner. All the disconnects/bugs/errors are ignored unless both players agree otherwise and the change can be made in client.
  4. After the round starts you are required to start your round in less than 5 minutes. After this period of time you will be given warning in a tournament chat, and 3 minutes from that point you can get kicked out of the tournament.
  5. If you win a qualifier, make sure to join to the tournament immediately with the link provided for you. After 12 hours the link might be invalid. Do not share the link to anyone else or you might be disqualified.
  6. It is not allowed stream snipe. It is not allowed to draft or play together with another player. In case of qualifying to the final duel, it must be you and only you alone playing that duel. You will be disqualified in case of breaking any of these rules.
  7. In case of unlikely event admins reserve the right to move date and time of the qualifier tournament. Admins reserve the right to make any decisions necessary to keep the tournament running and preserve its integrity. All these decisions are final.
Sorry for this long essay for the third time, but out of 100 people there are always 99 trying to have fun and 1 guy making all the problems, and it is unfortunately necessary to write something like this down. In case of any problems, message me directly on Steam - Actually Not Ninja
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2019.01.02 02:39 kaunis [Tuesday, Jan. 1 2019] Hackers Threaten to Dump Insurance Files Related to 9/11 Attacks; Chicago murder rate drops for second year in a row; New Horizons successfully "phoned home," (survived flyby of Ultima Thule); Don Lusk, Animator on Pinocchio, Fantasia and Charlie Brown Specials, Dies at 105

/worldnews

/UpliftingNews

/space

  • Thorne-ZytkowObject
    [Title Post] New Horizons successfully "phoned home," letting NASA scientists know all of its systems survived the flyby of Ultima Thule. The first real images will now slowly trickle in over the coming hours and days.
    Comments Link

/science

  • mvea
    Intellectual curiosity and confidence made children more adept to take on math and reading than diligence and perseverance, suggesting that children’s personalities may influence how they perform in math and reading, according to a new study.
    Comments Link
  • asbruckman
    Removing fluoride from the water in Juneua, Alaska twelve years ago led to a significant increase in dental cavities, according to an analysis of Medicaid dental claims
    Comments Link

/history

  • Jack1715
    How did pirates dock in ports with out the authorities getting to them ?
    Comments

/technology

/dataisbeautiful

/gadgets

/AskReddit

  • ForseableFish
    Gamers of reddit, what is your personal favorite soundtrack?
    Comments
  • ZubenelJanubi
    If someone borrowed your body for a week, what quirks would you tell them about so they are prepared?
    Comments

/todayilearned

  • Sansabina
    TIL in 1981 the landlord visited the warehouse of Nintendo of America to collect overdue rent and berated the president, Minoru Arakawa, in front of employees. The new game, Donkey Kong, was about to be released and they changed the character's name to their landlord's name: Mario.
    Comments Link
  • AT2512
    TIL that in 1966 after failing for 3 years to extinguish a gas well fire Soviet authorities decided to use a 30kt atomic bomb. It was detonated at a depth of 1,500m, crushing the well and extinguishing the flames in seconds. Following this success the same technique was use on 4 other well fires.
    Comments Link
  • drgeoduck
    TIL that when the United States bought Alaska from Russia, due to a combination of the International Date Line moving and switching to the Gregorian calendar, the days from October 8th through 17th in 1867 never occurred in Alaska.
    Comments Link)

/coolguides

/Cooking

  • Ani4171
    What was that dish/ingredient you though you didn't like but then found out it just wasn't made the right way?
    Comments

/food

/movies

  • Sonia341
    [Title Post] Don Lusk, Animator on 'Pinocchio,' 'Fantasia' and Charlie Brown Specials, Dies at 105
    Comments Link
  • Taffy711
    12 worthwhile films from 2018 that you (actually) may have missed
    Comments Link

/books

  • Chtorrr
    On January 1, 2019 for the first time in more than 20 years, copyrighted works will enter the public domain. Here is how to use your send to kindle email address to add free ebooks from Project Gutenberg (or elsewhere) to your kindle library
    Comments

/sports

/gaming

/television

/Art

/WritingPrompts

  • AinTunez
    [WP] A crazy old man gives you his pen, promising that you'll ace your physics test if you use it. You take the test and wake up the next morning to find that the laws of physics have changed to fit your answers.
    Comments

/OldSchoolCool

/pics

  • land_of_ice
    I wanted to avoid the crowds and do something different. I made my way out to the wetlands of Dubai, waited for 8 hours to get a shot I knew one one else would! Happy New Year!
    Comments Link
  • ho_riene
    Found this in the back pocket of a seat on an aircraft I was cleaning last year. Where ever you are, I hope it went well for you.
    Comments Link
  • EverybodyWantsToBeUs
    New Year's Fireworks from Austria
    Comments Link

/gifs

/oddlysatisfying

/mildlyinteresting

/interestingasfuck

/educationalgifs

  • H1ggyBowson
    These plants are photosynthesising underwater and producing an excess of oxygen through their leaves in the form of small bubbles which is called pearling.
    Comments Link

/MostBeautiful

/aww

/Awwducational

  • Mass1m01973
    The blue-footed booby is one of only two species of booby that raises more than one chick in a breeding cycle. The female lays one to three eggs in one nest at a time, although 80% of nests only contain two eggs
    Comments Link

Something New

Everyday we’ll feature a selected small subreddit and its top content. It's a fun way to include and celebrate smaller subreddits.

Today's subreddit is...

/reallifedoodles

Its top 3 all time posts
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2018.12.07 20:35 1998tweety Album of the Year 2018 #7: Nicki Minaj - Queen

Re-posting this from /popheads so the format might be a little bit different from what you're used to seeing. Sorry about that!
Artist: Nicki Minaj
Album: Queen
Label: Young Money
Released: June 15th, 2018 August 10th, 2018
Listen:
Spotify
Apple Music
Google Play
Tidal

Background

Onika Tanya Maraj has quickly built a reputation as a strong force in both the pop and hip-hop communities. As the most well known and best selling female rapper ever, Nicki has broken boundaries in the rap scene and has opened the gate for more female rappers to do so and achieve mainstream success. Now, with the rise of a new female rapper, Nicki sets to defend her reputation as the Queen of Rap with the release of her 4th studio album Queen.

Intro

Interesting to note, this is Nicki's first album without the work pink in the title, along with the cover not having any pink on it either. I believe this to be because Nicki has always used the colour pink to display femininity and assert herself specifically as a female rapper. With the title Queen, there is no need to do so since the title is inherently feminine. Ugh her mind is so powerful.
For this write-up I thought it'd be interesting to take a bit of a different approach: Nicki has always had visuals play a huge part in her career, and so with enough stretching you can kind of see this album as a visual album. If Halsey can call hopeless fountain kingdom a visual album then I can do the same with Queen (ily Halsey).

Tracklist

Ganja Burn
We find ourselves at the ruins of where a kingdom once stood, the Queen is long gone and her name is long forgotten. But there are whispers of her return. The Queen, risen from her 3 year slumber and with an army like none other is prepared to take back the throne.
Ganja Burn is the opening track of the album Reflective, Nicki details her downfall, and most importantly how she plans to make her revival known and inescapable. Incorporating both singing and rapping, Nicki appears at her most vulnerable. This song is a definite highlight from the album and the perfect opener into what follows.
Majesty (feat. Eminem & Labrinth)
As we arrive at the castle, the Queen has swiftly returned to power. With a fierce opening verse, a mach 5 feature by the King himself, and a suffocating final verse, she shows why the throne belongs to her and her alone.
Produced by well-known rapper Eminem, Majesty which features Labrinth as well, is another standout from the album. With 2 verses from Nicki, both in completely different styles, the Queen shows off her versatility and mastery on the same track. Em's verse is a highlight too, with lightning speed delivery Em actually is faster on Majesty than on his iconic Rap God. Personally, and maybe its the delusional stan talking, but I believe with a high-budget video this could've been Nicki's shot at a #1 if this was released as the lead single. Nicki and Em both deliver stellar verses, and Labrinth provides a very catchy hook. The beat at the beginning is especially delicious, both hard hitting and makes you want to jump. The song Eminem brings a lot of hype and fans to the track as well.
Barbie Dreams
Popheads Jukebox: 6.29
The Queen's hand is desired by many, but she is a tough woman to impress. Nicki tears into popular male artists and athletes and shows why she's the best.
Probably the most notorious track from the album, Nicki samples a Biggie track and disses a ton of male artists, who may or may not have tried to get with her. Nicki's disses are clever and brutal, quickly moving from one to the next. A bit reminiscent of her early tracks, Barbie Dreams is both humorous and threatening.
Rich Sex (feat. Lil Wayne)
The Queen sets her standards for potential suitors with one main criteria; hes gotta have bank
Starting with not much money to her name, now with an approximate net worth of $75 million, money has become no issue for the rapper. Accompanied by label mate Lil Wayne, the duo brag about how only the richest belong in their beds. The beat is slick and a tad bit ominous, both rappers show off their ability to command the mood in a track.
Hard White
A tad bit reminiscent, the Queen recalls her rise to power and how hard and long shes worked for it.
Continuing on from Rich Sex, Nicki brags more about her wealth but also about how hard shes had to work for it. Nicki doesn't take shit from anyone anymore and demands her proper cut. This track is a bit more mellow but that doesn't mean her jabs are. Rumored to be about Cardi B, but later debunked when Nicki said the track was recorded at the same time as No Frauds.
Bed (feat. Ariana Grande)
Popheads Jukebox: 5.06
As much as the Queen desires someone with sexual prowess of their own, none can match hers.
Featuring long time friend Ariana Grande, this is one of the most pop songs on the album. Starting with 2 more laid-back verses, the song attempts to capitalize on the current trend of chill music. With that being said, it doesn't stop Nicki from turning up the heat in the last verse as she increases her tempo, proving shes always finishes off strong.
Thought I Knew You (feat. The Weeknd)
The Queen meets a former lover in the middle of the night.
Featuring The Weeknd, Nicki and Abel detail some of their previous relationships and their downfalls. Possibly about his breakup with Selena Gomez, the emotion in Abel's voice is what carries the song. Abel's voice suits the track so well and goes surprisingly well with Nicki's softer singing voice.
Run & Hide
Nicki delves deeper into a chill R&B sound as she continues to think about old lovers.
Softer tracks like this do a very good job of showing off Nicki's range. Hip-hop, R&B, pop; chill, viscous, fun, and fierce; Nicki demonstrates that she can suit any genre, her Cheek to Cheek is coming.
Chun Swae (feat. Swae Lee)
I've been trying to shoehorn this visual album narrative into every track and honestly at this point I see that it doesn't really work but I'm too committed at this.
The longest track on the album, Chun Swae (a combination of the names Chun-Li and Swae Lee) is the perfect transition between the chiller songs and whats next to come. Swae Lee utilizes his well known high-pitched vocals adding contrast to Nicki's sharper tone in this track. At the end of the track Nicki shoutouts numerous higher-ups from Young Money, humorously name drops the album, and thanks her fans.
Chun-Li
Popheads Jukebox: 7.63
As a challenger to the throne approaches, the Queen must appear fiercer than ever to defend her spot.
The lead single from Queen, Chun-Li doesn't lack any punch (or kick for that matter). Referencing the popular Street Fighter character, Nicki compares herself to Chun-Li in many ways (most obviously the size of their assets lmao). The track particularly shows off Nicki's rhyming skills and her ability to throw punches and put a lot of power and emphasis into her words. Although it may not be her lead single that makes you want to dance the most, it's definitely the one that makes you feel most like a bad bitch. I know when this track was released a lot of people thought Nicki was confused cause she kept calling Chun-Li the bad guy, but the point shes making is that even if you're the good guy you'll always be the bad guy to someone.
LLC
The Queen continues to defend her crown and she calls out her rival.
The Cardi B diss track: Nicki compares herself to many popular and well respected artists in the industry such as Rihanna, Beyonce, and Kanye West. Taking numerous shots at Cardi like calling out her ghostwriting rumors, Nicki does not hold back at all on this one. Shouting out Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, and Katy Perry (I swear she's referenced Swish Swish like 30 times this album, probably expected it to be a huge hit), Nicki names the large amount of people shes worked with in the past (minus Taylor), showing just how long shes been prospering in the industry. Potentially referencing Iggy Azalea, Nicki theorizes that Cardi might just be on a luck streak right now and her fame can evaporate any moment just like it did with Iggy. A highlight for sure not only before of the great and intelligent lyrics, but also because Nicki delivers hard with her rapping technique and speed.
Good Form
A good Queen keeps us fed.
I'm so glad this song was chosen as a single cause wow its so so catchy. Hook after hook, Good Form gets stuck in your head right away and doesn't go away. Nicki's beats timed with the claps are infectious and makes it impossible to sing along. On top of that the song is just a lot of fun. Nicki loves homophones (and homophobes?) and she gets to use them a lot on this track. Despite being a fun track, Nicki's lyrics aren't lacking either. Her lyrics are clever and humorous, making this a standout and fan favourite on the album
Good Form Remix (feat. Lil Wayne)
Queen: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up
Lil Wayne delivers a solid verse but honestly as unlikely as it would've been, I would've loved to see someone like Iggy Azalea on this remix as she fits the theme super well.
Nip Tuck
The Queen's crown begins to slip as she rethinks her reign.
One of my personal favourite from the album, Nicki gets to show off her vulnerable side again. Mixing singing and rapping, Nicki delivers an emotional chorus and verses. However, that doesn't stop Nicki from turning up the speed on her last verse. Nicki blazes through this last verse detailing how this lover has done her wrong and how shes gonna rise above it. While I do love pure ballads like Grand Piano and Come See About Me, I feel like this type of song is what Nicki should stick to when wanting to show a more emotional side, as it allows her to show off both her singing and rapping abilities which also give the song great progression and depth. "A true bad bitch isn't weak or bitter.", should've really been Nicki's motto throughout this album rollout though.
2 Lit 2 Late Interlude
This isn't bad, I actually kind of like it but wow it's terribly misplaced. Nip Tuck into Come See About Me would've been perfect. This interlude should've either came before Nip Tuck or after Come See About Me.
Come See About Me
The Queen takes off her crown...but only for a moment.
Its become a custom that each Nicki album has to have at least 1 pure ballad. On Pinkprint it was Grand Piano and on Queen its Come See About Me. Featuring just her vocals, Nicki painfully begs a lover to check up on her. When you portray yourself as fierce, strong, and untouchable as Nicki Minaj does, you can forget that underneath all the gold and diamonds and glitter and money, thats shes a person just like everyone else. Money can make a lot of things easier, but there are somethings it can't buy.
Sir (feat. Future)
The Queen meets up with a friend to make preparations for her departure.
Nicki has been capitalizing on the current trend of chill music a lot on this album. Honestly I don't have a lot to say about this track cause the lyrics are kind of hard to understand and decipher lmao. I wanna say they're just flexing about their wealth though.
Miami
Queen on the run.
Continuing on with the trend set by Shanghai on The Prinkprint, Miami is of course named after the place. Although it doesn't go nearly as hard Shanghai, Miami takes on a more chill and laid-back approach which has been the trend with this album. Same as Sir, this track is just kind of flexing, which is fine not every track has to be a Chun-Li or Barbie Dreams. I like the Mean Girls reference though, Ariana is shook.
Coco Chanel (feat. Foxy Brown)
Escaping the city at night on an empty highway in a sleek expensive car, the Queen hands over her throne...but only until she returns again.
Finally, my favourite track on the album. This track brings everything I look for in a Nicki Minaj track, and the Foxy Brown feature delivers too. On a somewhat ominous and dangerous beat, both Trinidian-American rappers thrive with punches that are sharp, quick, and hard-hitting. Nicki's vocals aren't to be overlooked either, as she sings the chorus in Spanish on a dancehall beat, fitting perfectly considering who's on the track. I've seen people here and especially on /music do this to try and discredit Nicki and say she isn't good at rapping because she like to use slant rapping a lot. Basically instead or rhyming the last word of every line, you instead rhyme the word in the middle of a line with the word in the middle on the next line. Nicki does this a lot, her verse on Rake It Up for example, and on the first verse for this track. Nicki is a master of multiple techniques so its logical that she should show them all of because it makes her songs more interesting and adds variety. While Nicki does a great job of setting the pace on the first verse, it's Foxy who turns up the heat. Spitting a venomous 18 bar verse, Foxy's style is like none other. Rhyming off-beat and with a distinct accent, Foxy separates herself from Nicki and adds more variety to the track. Finally Nicki closes the song off with another great verse which sounds different from her first one. Sparing Cardi for once, Nicki instead takes more shots at Remy Ma, referencing that Remy hasn't charted on the Billboard Hot 100 since 2016. What I love so much about this track is how it keeps itself constantly moving and doesn't slow though. Both rappers deliver stellar verses and bring their own strengths to the song without showing one another up. When Nicki plays to her strengths she is cunning and lethal, something not a lot of her rivals can claim.
Inspirations Outro
A direct continuation from Coco Chanel, Nicki names, as the title suggests, a bunch of her inspirations. There's not much to say about this track, it could've easily been tacked onto the end of Coco Chanel instead though.

Extras

Fefe?
Thank U, Next
Barbie Tingz
Popheads Jukebox: 7.29
Justice for Barbie Tingz!!!! Wow this song was robbed hard, its easily one of the bests on the album. Something else could've got cut to make room for this on the album, I'm not 100% sure why Nicki took it off. This track is so fun and catchy (the clapping in particular adds to it). Nicki's bars and lyrics on this are great, both witty but also entertaining. I remember when this dropped a lot of people here preferred it to Chun-Li whereas on hhh it was the opposite.
Regular Degular
A track found on the target version of the album, this track has some similarities to bits in Chun Swae. I know some people like this track but personally I think its just okay. I mean its certainly better than some tracks on the album but, and this is hard to explain, but it kind of sounds like the kind of song you'd only find on the target version.
Sorry (feat. Nas)
Scrapped from the album due to an issue with obtaining rights for a sample, Sorry can be found rotting in the castle's dungeon. Personally the song bops, but it also stands out so much compared to everything else on the album (probably because of the sample); the only song that really sounds similar to 2 Lit 2 Late.
No Frauds (with Drake and Lil Wayne), Changed It (with Lil Wayne), and Regret In Your Tears were all released prior to the release of Queen.

THEY'RE SWITCHING LIKE SISSIES NOW

Did Nicki make some points? Let's find out...
Nicki is a very popular artist in the media and is well known all around the world, for this section I'm gonna focus on /popheads and /hiphopheads. Basically I've created a table of the upvotes and comments on Nicki's songs and videos this era on both of these subreddits. Because of the large amount of features Nicki puts out, I decided to only focus on Queen tracks.
Song/Video /popheads /hiphopheads
Barbie Tingz 541 Upvotes (93%), 110 Comments 1666 Upvotes (92%), 272 Comments
Chun-Li 485 (96%), 61 2020 (92%), 448
Chun-Li Vertical Video 138 (95%), 41 365 (91%), 99
Barbie Tingz Video 222 (93%), 38 881 (90%), 149
Chun-Li Video 417 (94%), 112 2185 (91%), 640
Rich Sex (feat. Lil Wayne) 160 (95%), 49 880 (93%), 342
Bed (feat. Ariana Grande) 395 (97%), 149 498 (88%), 205
Bed (feat. Ariana Grande) Video 258 (94%), 127 N/A I guess it was deleted or I'm dumb and can't find it
Queen 615 (92%), 330 2968 (88%), 1678
Majesty (feat. Eminem & Labrinth) N/A 764 (92%), 319
Barbie Dreams N/A 1365 (94%), 275
Ganja Burn Video 323 (91%), 87 340 (84%), 168
Barbie Dreams Video 162 (83%), 115 97 (60%), 150
Good Form (feat. Lil Wayne) Video 230 (86%), 97 761 (88%), 238
That was a lot of numbers and link posting so hopefully I didn't make a mistake somewhere.
Based on these numbers we can see that the overall amount of upvotes and comments have been going down? Is this cause people "switched" on Nicki, or is it simple because the album hype died down? I don't know and I don't know why I spent so much time on this section.

Queen of Features

Nicki has so many features, it would take too long to list and talk about them all, so I'll just list a few of my favourites from this era.
[Hip-Hop]
Post Malone - Ball For Me (check out dropthehammer11's beerbongs & bentleys writeup on /popheads.)
Migos & Cardi B (B for Budget Nicki hihi) - Motorsports
Lil Wayne - Dark Side Of The Moon
Tyga - Dip
Yo Gotti - Rake It Up
A$AP Ferg - Plain Jane Remix
6ix9ine & Kanye West - MAMA
YG, 2 Chainz & Big Sean - Big Bank
[POP]
Little Mix - Woman Like Me
BTS - IDOL (check out impeccabletim's BTS - Love Yourself write up on the 18th on /popheads)
Zayn - No Candle No Light
Katy Perry - Swish Swish
[Gospel?]
Tasha Cobbs Leonard - I'm Getting Ready
And that's only like half of them, yuh.

TO FREEDOM!!!

I'm sure everyone here already knows about Nicki's meltdown due to her album reaching #2 of the Billboard 200 Album Chart, so I'll just post a link that seems to cover most of it cause really you can talk more about the meltdown than you can about the album.

I am the generous Queen! Ask Ms. Ellen

Nicki Minaj partnered with Tidal to give fans a free copy of her album if they used a special promo code, except there appeared to be an issue with the system that resulted in fans being able to use the code to redeem any album on Tidal. Couple that with that fact that 500 turkeys to Queens residents, she's really been keeping us fed!

Closing Thots & More

Check out this stellar analysis of Nicki's 100 Billboard Hot 100 entries by radiofan15.
Pitchfork's review of Queen (7.6)
Lyric highlights from Billboard
80 minute long interview with Genius
Super interesting breakdowns on Nicki's career as both a singer and rapper, showing that Queen is her most rap heavy album to date! And the impact her different styles can have on sales.

Discussion

  1. What are you favourite and least favourite tracks on the album?
  2. Do you agree with the single choices (justice for Barbie Tingz)? What changes would you make?
  3. With hip-hop doing better on the charts than ever, do you find it surprising that Nicki's most hip-hop album has been her worst performing? Is it simply because the album isn't good or is Nicki simply more fit to be a popstar than a rapper?
  4. Nicki's rollout for this album has been very controversial, both in terms of her Twitter meltdown and with her choice in collaborations. How do you see this effecting Nicki's legacy? Can she bounce back from this or did she already peak commercially? What should the sound of her next album be? Should she go back to Roman, focus more on pop songs, continue down this route?
Thanks so much for reading this! Make sure to check out the previous write-ups, and gannade's Invasion of Privacy write-up over on /popheads!
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2018.12.06 18:48 1998tweety 2018 Album of the Year #6: Nicki Minaj - Queen

Artist: Nicki Minaj
Album: Queen
Label: Young Money
Released: June 15th, 2018 August 10th, 2018
Listen:
Spotify
Apple Music
Google Play
Tidal

Background

Onika Tanya Maraj has quickly built a reputation as a strong force in both the pop and hip-hop communities. As the most well known and best selling female rapper ever, Nicki has broken boundaries in the rap scene and has opened the gate for more female rappers to do so and achieve mainstream success. Now, with the rise of a new female rapper, Nicki sets to defend her reputation as the Queen of Rap with the release of her 4th studio album Queen.

Intro

Interesting to note, this is Nicki's first album without the work pink in the title, along with the cover not having any pink on it either. I believe this to be because Nicki has always used the colour pink to display femininity and assert herself specifically as a female rapper. With the title Queen, there is no need to do so since the title is inherently feminine. Ugh her mind is so powerful.
For this write-up I thought it'd be interesting to take a bit of a different approach: Nicki has always had visuals play a huge part in her career, and so with enough stretching you can kind of see this album as a visual album. If Halsey can call hopeless fountain kingdom a visual album then I can do the same with Queen (ily Halsey).

Tracklist

Ganja Burn
We find ourselves at the ruins of where a kingdom once stood, the Queen is long gone and her name is long forgotten. But there are whispers of her return. The Queen, risen from her 3 year slumber and with an army like none other is prepared to take back the throne.
Ganja Burn is the opening track of the album Reflective, Nicki details her downfall, and most importantly how she plans to make her revival known and inescapable. Incorporating both singing and rapping, Nicki appears at her most vulnerable. This song is a definite highlight from the album and the perfect opener into what follows.
Majesty (feat. Eminem & Labrinth)
As we arrive at the castle, the Queen has swiftly returned to power. With a fierce opening verse, a mach 5 feature by the King himself, and a suffocating final verse, she shows why the throne belongs to her and her alone.
Produced by well-known rapper Eminem, Majesty which features Labrinth as well, is another standout from the album. With 2 verses from Nicki, both in completely different styles, the Queen shows off her versatility and mastery on the same track. Em's verse is a highlight too, with lightning speed delivery Em actually is faster on Majesty than on his iconic Rap God. Personally, and maybe its the delusional stan talking, but I believe with a high-budget video this could've been Nicki's shot at a #1 if this was released as the lead single. Nicki and Em both deliver stellar verses, and Labrinth provides a very catchy hook. The beat at the beginning is especially delicious, both hard hitting and makes you want to jump. The song Eminem brings a lot of hype and fans to the track as well.
Barbie Dreams
Jukebox: 6.29
The Queen's hand is desired by many, but she is a tough woman to impress. Nicki tears into popular male artists and athletes and shows why she's the best.
Probably the most notorious track from the album, Nicki samples a Biggie track and disses a ton of male artists, who may or may not have tried to get with her. Nicki's disses are clever and brutal, quickly moving from one to the next. A bit reminiscent of her early tracks, Barbie Dreams is both humorous and threatening.
Rich Sex (feat. Lil Wayne)
The Queen sets her standards for potential suitors with one main criteria; hes gotta have bank
Starting with not much money to her name, now with an approximate net worth of $75 million, money has become no issue for the rapper. Accompanied by label mate Lil Wayne, the duo brag about how only the richest belong in their beds. The beat is slick and a tad bit ominous, both rappers show off their ability to command the mood in a track.
Hard White
A tad bit reminiscent, the Queen recalls her rise to power and how hard and long shes worked for it.
Continuing on from Rich Sex, Nicki brags more about her wealth but also about how hard shes had to work for it. Nicki doesn't take shit from anyone anymore and demands her proper cut. This track is a bit more mellow but that doesn't mean her jabs are. Rumored to be about Cardi B, but later debunked when Nicki said the track was recorded at the same time as No Frauds.
Bed (feat. Ariana Grande)
Jukebox: 5.06
As much as the Queen desires someone with sexual prowess of their own, none can match hers.
Featuring long time friend Ariana Grande, this is one of the most pop songs on the album. Starting with 2 more laid-back verses, the song attempts to capitalize on the current trend of chill music. With that being said, it doesn't stop Nicki from turning up the heat in the last verse as she increases her tempo, proving shes always finishes off strong.
Thought I Knew You (feat. The Weeknd)
The Queen meets a former lover in the middle of the night.
Featuring The Weeknd, Nicki and Abel detail some of their previous relationships and their downfalls. Possibly about his breakup with Selena Gomez, the emotion in Abel's voice is what carries the song. Abel's voice suits the track so well and goes surprisingly well with Nicki's softer singing voice.
Run & Hide
Nicki delves deeper into a chill R&B sound as she continues to think about old lovers.
Softer tracks like this do a very good job of showing off Nicki's range. Hip-hop, R&B, pop; chill, viscous, fun, and fierce; Nicki demonstrates that she can suit any genre, her Cheek to Cheek is coming.
Chun Swae (feat. Swae Lee)
I've been trying to shoehorn this visual album narrative into every track and honestly at this point I see that it doesn't really work but I'm too committed at this.
The longest track on the album, Chun Swae (a combination of the names Chun-Li and Swae Lee) is the perfect transition between the chiller songs and whats next to come. Swae Lee utilizes his well known high-pitched vocals adding contrast to Nicki's sharper tone in this track. At the end of the track Nicki shoutouts numerous higher-ups from Young Money, humorously name drops the album, and thanks her fans.
Chun-Li
Jukebox: 7.63
As a challenger to the throne approaches, the Queen must appear fiercer than ever to defend her spot.
The lead single from Queen, Chun-Li doesn't lack any punch (or kick for that matter). Referencing the popular Street Fighter character, Nicki compares herself to Chun-Li in many ways (most obviously the size of their assets lmao). The track particularly shows off Nicki's rhyming skills and her ability to throw punches and put a lot of power and emphasis into her words. Although it may not be her lead single that makes you want to dance the most, it's definitely the one that makes you feel most like a bad bitch. I know when this track was released a lot of people thought Nicki was confused cause she kept calling Chun-Li the bad guy, but the point shes making is that even if you're the good guy you'll always be the bad guy to someone.
LLC
The Queen continues to defend her crown and she calls out her rival.
The Cardi B diss track: Nicki compares herself to many popular and well respected artists in the industry such as Rihanna, Beyonce, and Kanye West. Taking numerous shots at Cardi like calling out her ghostwriting rumors, Nicki does not hold back at all on this one. Shouting out Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, and Katy Perry (I swear she's referenced Swish Swish like 30 times this album, probably expected it to be a huge hit), Nicki names the large amount of people shes worked with in the past (minus Taylor), showing just how long shes been prospering in the industry. Potentially referencing Iggy Azalea, Nicki theorizes that Cardi might just be on a luck streak right now and her fame can evaporate any moment just like it did with Iggy. A highlight for sure not only before of the great and intelligent lyrics, but also because Nicki delivers hard with her rapping technique and speed.
Good Form
A good Queen keeps us fed.
I'm so glad this song was chosen as a single cause wow its so so catchy. Hook after hook, Good Form gets stuck in your head right away and doesn't go away. Nicki's beats timed with the claps are infectious and makes it impossible to sing along. On top of that the song is just a lot of fun. Nicki loves homophones (and homophobes?) and she gets to use them a lot on this track. Despite being a fun track, Nicki's lyrics aren't lacking either. Her lyrics are clever and humorous, making this a standout and fan favourite on the album
Good Form Remix (feat. Lil Wayne)
Queen: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up
Lil Wayne delivers a solid verse but honestly as unlikely as it would've been, I would've loved to see someone like Iggy Azalea on this remix as she fits the theme super well.
Nip Tuck
The Queen's crown begins to slip as she rethinks her reign.
One of my personal favourite from the album, Nicki gets to show off her vulnerable side again. Mixing singing and rapping, Nicki delivers an emotional chorus and verses. However, that doesn't stop Nicki from turning up the speed on her last verse. Nicki blazes through this last verse detailing how this lover has done her wrong and how shes gonna rise above it. While I do love pure ballads like Grand Piano and Come See About Me, I feel like this type of song is what Nicki should stick to when wanting to show a more emotional side, as it allows her to show off both her singing and rapping abilities which also give the song great progression and depth. "A true bad bitch isn't weak or bitter.", should've really been Nicki's motto throughout this album rollout though.
2 Lit 2 Late Interlude
This isn't bad, I actually kind of like it but wow it's terribly misplaced. Nip Tuck into Come See About Me would've been perfect. This interlude should've either came before Nip Tuck or after Come See About Me.
Come See About Me
The Queen takes off her crown...but only for a moment.
Its become a custom that each Nicki album has to have at least 1 pure ballad. On Pinkprint it was Grand Piano and on Queen its Come See About Me. Featuring just her vocals, Nicki painfully begs a lover to check up on her. When you portray yourself as fierce, strong, and untouchable as Nicki Minaj does, you can forget that underneath all the gold and diamonds and glitter and money, thats shes a person just like everyone else. Money can make a lot of things easier, but there are somethings it can't buy.
Sir (feat. Future)
The Queen meets up with a friend to make preparations for her departure.
Nicki has been capitalizing on the current trend of chill music a lot on this album. Honestly I don't have a lot to say about this track cause the lyrics are kind of hard to understand and decipher lmao. I wanna say they're just flexing about their wealth though.
Miami
Queen on the run.
Continuing on with the trend set by Shanghai on The Prinkprint, Miami is of course named after the place. Although it doesn't go nearly as hard Shanghai, Miami takes on a more chill and laid-back approach which has been the trend with this album. Same as Sir, this track is just kind of flexing, which is fine not every track has to be a Chun-Li or Barbie Dreams. I like the Mean Girls reference though, Ariana is shook.
Coco Chanel (feat. Foxy Brown)
Escaping the city at night on an empty highway in a sleek expensive car, the Queen hands over her throne...but only until she returns again.
Finally, my favourite track on the album. This track brings everything I look for in a Nicki Minaj track, and the Foxy Brown feature delivers too. On a somewhat ominous and dangerous beat, both Trinidian-American rappers thrive with punches that are sharp, quick, and hard-hitting. Nicki's vocals aren't to be overlooked either, as she sings the chorus in Spanish on a dancehall beat, fitting perfectly considering who's on the track. I've seen people here and especially on /music do this to try and discredit Nicki and say she isn't good at rapping because she like to use slant rapping a lot. Basically instead or rhyming the last word of every line, you instead rhyme the word in the middle of a line with the word in the middle on the next line. Nicki does this a lot, her verse on Rake It Up for example, and on the first verse for this track. Nicki is a master of multiple techniques so its logical that she should show them all of because it makes her songs more interesting and adds variety. While Nicki does a great job of setting the pace on the first verse, it's Foxy who turns up the heat. Spitting a venomous 18 bar verse, Foxy's style is like none other. Rhyming off-beat and with a distinct accent, Foxy separates herself from Nicki and adds more variety to the track. Finally Nicki closes the song off with another great verse which sounds different from her first one. Sparing Cardi for once, Nicki instead takes more shots at Remy Ma, referencing that Remy hasn't charted on the Billboard Hot 100 since 2016. What I love so much about this track is how it keeps itself constantly moving and doesn't slow though. Both rappers deliver stellar verses and bring their own strengths to the song without showing one another up. When Nicki plays to her strengths she is cunning and lethal, something not a lot of her rivals can claim.
Inspirations Outro
A direct continuation from Coco Chanel, Nicki names, as the title suggests, a bunch of her inspirations. There's not much to say about this track, it could've easily been tacked onto the end of Coco Chanel instead though.

Extras

Fefe?
Thank U, Next
Barbie Tingz
Jukebox: 7.29
Justice for Barbie Tingz!!!! Wow this song was robbed hard, its easily one of the bests on the album. Something else could've got cut to make room for this on the album, I'm not 100% sure why Nicki took it off. This track is so fun and catchy (the clapping in particular adds to it). Nicki's bars and lyrics on this are great, both witty but also entertaining. I remember when this dropped a lot of people here preferred it to Chun-Li whereas on hhh it was the opposite.
Regular Degular
A track found on the target version of the album, this track has some similarities to bits in Chun Swae. I know some people like this track but personally I think its just okay. I mean its certainly better than some tracks on the album but, and this is hard to explain, but it kind of sounds like the kind of song you'd only find on the target version.
Sorry (feat. Nas)
Scrapped from the album due to an issue with obtaining rights for a sample, Sorry can be found rotting in the castle's dungeon. Personally the song bops, but it also stands out so much compared to everything else on the album (probably because of the sample); the only song that really sounds similar to 2 Lit 2 Late.
No Frauds (with Drake and Lil Wayne), Changed It (with Lil Wayne), and Regret In Your Tears were all released prior to the release of Queen.

THEY'RE SWITCHING LIKE SISSIES NOW

Did Nicki make some points? Let's find out...
Nicki is a very popular artist in the media and is well known all around the world, for this section I'm gonna focus on /popheads and /hiphopheads. Basically I've created a table of the upvotes and comments on Nicki's songs and videos this era on both of these subreddits. Because of the large amount of features Nicki puts out, I decided to only focus on Queen tracks.
Song/Video /popheads /hiphopheads
Barbie Tingz 541 Upvotes (93%), 110 Comments 1666 Upvotes (92%), 272 Comments
Chun-Li 485 (96%), 61 2020 (92%), 448
Chun-Li Vertical Video 138 (95%), 41 365 (91%), 99
Barbie Tingz Video 222 (93%), 38 881 (90%), 149
Chun-Li Video 417 (94%), 112 2185 (91%), 640
Rich Sex (feat. Lil Wayne) 160 (95%), 49 880 (93%), 342
Bed (feat. Ariana Grande) 395 (97%), 149 498 (88%), 205
Bed (feat. Ariana Grande) Video 258 (94%), 127 N/A I guess it was deleted or I'm dumb and can't find it
Queen 615 (92%), 330 2968 (88%), 1678
Majesty (feat. Eminem & Labrinth) N/A 764 (92%), 319
Barbie Dreams N/A 1365 (94%), 275
Ganja Burn Video 323 (91%), 87 340 (84%), 168
Barbie Dreams Video 162 (83%), 115 97 (60%), 150
Good Form (feat. Lil Wayne) Video 230 (86%), 97 761 (88%), 238
That was a lot of numbers and link posting so hopefully I didn't make a mistake somewhere.
Based on these numbers we can see that the overall amount of upvotes and comments have been going down? Is this cause people "switched" on Nicki, or is it simple because the album hype died down? I don't know and I don't know why I spent so much time on this section.

Queen of Features

Nicki has so many features, it would take too long to list and talk about them all, so I'll just list a few of my favourites from this era.
[Hip-Hop]
Post Malone - Ball For Me (check out dropthehammer11's beerbongs & bentleys writeup.)
Migos & Cardi B (B for Budget Nicki hihi) - Motorsports
Lil Wayne - Dark Side Of The Moon
Tyga - Dip
Yo Gotti - Rake It Up
A$AP Ferg - Plain Jane Remix
6ix9ine & Kanye West - MAMA
YG, 2 Chainz & Big Sean - Big Bank
[POP]
Little Mix - Woman Like Me
BTS - IDOL (check out impeccabletim's BTS - Love Yourself write up on the 18th)
Zayn - No Candle No Light
Katy Perry - Swish Swish
[Gospel?]
Tasha Cobbs Leonard - I'm Getting Ready
And that's only like half of them, yuh.

TO FREEDOM!!!

I'm sure everyone here already knows about Nicki's meltdown due to her album reaching #2 of the Billboard 200 Album Chart, so I'll just post a link that seems to cover most of it cause really you can talk more about the meltdown than you can about the album.

I am the generous Queen! Ask Ms. Ellen

Nicki Minaj partnered with Tidal to give fans a free copy of her album if they used a special promo code, except there appeared to be an issue with the system that resulted in fans being able to use the code to redeem any album on Tidal. Couple that with that fact that 500 turkeys to Queens residents, she's really been keeping us fed!

Closing Thots & More

Check out this stellar analysis of Nicki's 100 Billboard Hot 100 entries by radiofan15.
Pitchfork's review of Queen (7.6)
Lyric highlights from Billboard
80 minute long interview with Genius
Super interesting breakdowns on Nicki's career as both a singer and rapper, showing that Queen is her most rap heavy album to date! And the impact her different styles can have on sales.

Discussion

  1. What are you favourite and least favourite tracks on the album?
  2. Do you agree with the single choices (justice for Barbie Tingz)? What changes would you make?
  3. With hip-hop doing better on the charts than ever, do you find it surprising that Nicki's most hip-hop album has been her worst performing? Is it simply because the album isn't good or is Nicki simply more fit to be a popstar than a rapper?
  4. Nicki's rollout for this album has been very controversial, both in terms of her Twitter meltdown and with her choice in collaborations. How do you see this effecting Nicki's legacy? Can she bounce back from this or did she already peak commercially? What should the sound of her next album be? Should she go back to Roman, focus more on pop songs, continue down this route?
Thanks so much for reading this! Make sure to check out the previous write-ups, and remember to tune in for gannade's Invasion of Privacy write-up tomorrow!
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