Your “It’s Beginning To Stink A Lot Like Christmas” Tuesday Night Open Thread

Sports-wise, don’t you just love this time of year? You said “no!”. Really? Are you on (more) drugs (than usual)? Let’s flash forward to late July-hmm, I could take in a baseball game [flips channel] or another baseball game [flips channel again] or another baseball game. SO MANY CHOICES! As far as college ball is concerned it’s Xmas tourney time and by my figuring approximately 32 of the top 25 teams are playing this evening. In the junior footed ball The Battle of the T’s features Temple/Toledo. In the NBA the only thing worth turning to during the commercial of a game that is actually interesting is Mavs/Raps. Once again the NHL does some heavy lifting-quality games include Mtl/Min, Ott/Fla, StL/Bos and Chi/Dal. The Rangers and Detroit are also skating their hearts out.

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jjfozz

Last night’s schedule:
– Lax practice from 6-730
– Cousin over to cut the hair of all three Fozz spawn
– Dinner at 8:30
– Wife leaves to go Xmas shopping
– Huge brawl between both elder spawn, no winner declared
– Youngest spawn washed and bedded
– Brawl #2 goes to eldest, who hit middle child with remote control car
– Bourbon applied to wound, then to me
– Bedtime Brawl goes to middle child
– I watch episode #2 of Man in a High Castle.

JerBear50
JerBear50

So just a normal Tuesday is what you’re saying?

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

My dad just woke up in the middle of the night and I think immediately faceplanted. We have a strict don’t bother the other person in their bedroom if the door is closed code set up but I am kinda worried.

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I lurked in the hallway til I heard him snoring. He is alive. I then went for a cig and he turned his TV on while I was out

WCS

Answers that. Smoke ’em if you got ’em.

WCS

Worried about your old man, yourself?

Don T

The worst job in the world is being an insurance claims adjuster in Metropolis.
“Pussy.”
-Japanese colleague in a Godzilla movie

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

OK, good day to you sirs.

If you are working tomorrow, hopefully you can leave early.

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JerBear50
JerBear50

And a Merry Moosemas to you sir.

WCS

I pity you poor fools who have not seen Mothman Prophecies. A skin-crawlingly good film, even if it does star Richard Gere. Only two movies in my life have given me nightmares: Night of the Living Dead (which I saw when I was maybe five or six), and Mothman. It’s… it’s an experience. And if you REALLY want to stay up all night for a week, read the book.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
WCS

In all our years together, Moose, I genuinely cannot discern if that is sarcasm or not. Regardless, I love this film.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

No, I hate Gere is some movies (Pretty Woman) and liked him in others, such as this; he is one that has to have the right script or he is just fucking irritating.

But I understand your skepticism.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I didn’t like it as much as you did, but consider it an enjoyable movie for sure. One of his better films.

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WCS

Forgive me then. While I’d rather shoot myself in the thigh with a nailgun than watch Pretty Woman, I do concur that Gere is actually capable of acting. I also understand that a lot of others don’t get Mothman, but, from a personal and just thriller fan, it’s a good’un.

It’s also a Moosemas film!

ballsofsteelandfury

I really miss Joe Bob Briggs!

Senor Weaselo

So we turned on The Curse of Oak Island… how many Holy Grails and Arks of the Covenant can they find?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I got three minutes into that show and then WTFed the hell out.

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JerBear50
JerBear50
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WCS

Time to fire up The Mothman Prophecies. It’s the Christmas movie that weirds you out inside!
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WCS
WCS
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WCS
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Senor Weaselo

I read that as The Moleman Prophecies. And you know what, I would love to watch it.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I think that is one of those…………. underground movies.

JerBear50
JerBear50

Guh. Beep beep, Richie.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Someday my puns will destroy the earth.

Senor Weaselo

THERE IS NO ESCAPE FROM THE FORTRESS OF THE MOLES

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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WCS

Senor Weaselo

Damn your not embedding the first time and then embedding the second time after I post the same exact thing!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

That’s OK, Bill Belichick embedded his………………. MOM.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

OK, ain’t nothin’ a few squirrel monkeys ridin’ a capybara can’t cure………….

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ballsofsteelandfury

Good God!

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ballsofsteelandfury
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ballsofsteelandfury

YUM

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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ballsofsteelandfury

Masturbation is a flat circle, man.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I probably shouldn’t use droll as an adjective incorrectly .

ballsofsteelandfury

Alls I know is I like the new “I want to be sexy” Selena.

ballsofsteelandfury

Got a HOT SPROTS TAEK coming at ya tomorrow!

In related news, Uproxx is worse than Hitler. They have RUINED Punte’s Mike Mayock porn draft preview post. Just absolutely ruined it.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

That is a terrible, terrible pun.

Senor Weaselo

Yes.

ballsofsteelandfury
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Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

Uproxxxsux finished castrating it’s own balls last July. Now it’s just a (as told on DFO) wasteland. Fuck ’em.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

Well this gif is … disturbing …

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I know, right? Why can’t people ask for directions?!?!?

JerBear50
JerBear50

It’s a lot funnier with the proper background music.

https://youtu.be/MdNSu0AA5z0

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Perfect.

JerBear50
JerBear50

Lots of space in this mall. Disco Pants and Haircuts.

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blordinaryfagicmox
blordinaryfagicmox

I didn’t do it:
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Bacon or chicken; I’d do either.

Seems to be a lot of internet hate for Natalie; the internet is stupid.

blordinaryfagicmox
blordinaryfagicmox
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Can you wait? I have not recovered from the other gif yet.

Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

SO HAWT!!!1!!
/pants fall down

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WCS

Hello, bourbon, my old friend…
I’ve come to drink of you again…

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WCS

Looks like a Windows 98 screensaver…

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blordinaryfagicmox
blordinaryfagicmox

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umbrage
“Umbrage” comes from the Old French ombrage (shade, shadow), and it was once used to talk about actual shade from the sun. It took on various figurative meanings having to do with doubt and suspicion or the giving and taking of offense. To give umbrage was to offend someone, to “throw shade.” However, these days when we see the term “umbrage” at all, it is more likely to be because someone is taking, rather than giving it.

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entropy
blordinaryfagicmox
blordinaryfagicmox
entropy
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Senor Weaselo

All I can think of is this

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

We are not here to judge; go with what feels good, man.

Senor Weaselo

I realize I set myself up immediately after I hit post comment. It was in reference to the cocked eyebrows.

In conclusion: Phrasing, me.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

*Could also relate that you believe Super Chicken to be a male……

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blordinaryfagicmox
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blordinaryfagicmox
blordinaryfagicmox

I fear for the country’s phone lines if ever a football player thanks Allah for his touchdown. They will be blowing up.

Senor Weaselo

Holy shit the Ice Giants actually won a game! Woo!

King Hippo

Go not-Raiders Oakland!!!

NC State squeaked another one out against mighty UNC-Greensboro!

Old School Zero
entropy
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Fapping to this.

entropy
entropy
Senor Weaselo
Senor Weaselo

Get… um, I feel like it isn’t crunk. Anyone know what substance it probably is?

Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

SynthetiKrunk2?

Maybe? Weird.

blordinaryfagicmox
blordinaryfagicmox

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Rewatching the first six Star Wars movies to get the ladyfriend caught up before we see The Force Awakens on Christmas…does anyone have Hayden Christensen’s address so I can punch him in the dick?

entropy

The prequels were not good movies, but (and I know this will be unpopular) watching the original trilogy without the nostalgia lens reveals them to be pretty shitty, too.

BrettFavresColonoscopy
entropy

I know my opinion is not popular. I also know it’s my opinion, and I don’t drag this one out much because people don’t share it, or want to hear it. I appreciate SW for the art direction which is amazing, but I find the story lacking.

blordinaryfagicmox
blordinaryfagicmox

I agree, somewhat. The whole idea of the force and its explanation (which is paper thin) sounds like hippy new-age nonsense garbage.

His Right Honorable Lord Lordship the Lordly
His Right Honorable Lord Lordship the Lordly
His Right Honorable Lord Lordship the Lordly
entropy

These are hilarious.

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I like this one best due to sheer number of fanboys it can inflict pain upon.

ballsofsteelandfury

Castle?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

GET THE FUCK OUT!

Are you saying that a concept in a fantasy pseudo-science fiction series of stories has a dubious explanation and may lack rigorous logic or scientifically based forethought?!?!?!?!?!?

blordinaryfagicmox
blordinaryfagicmox

I’m saying George Lucas got high and wrote a movie, and someone with talent and skill shot and edited it into something good.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

High high or trippin’ balls high?

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Eh. I’ll fight anyone who suggests The Empire Strikes Back was not excellent cinema.

entropy
entropy

Also: this article (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/22/us/oberlin-takes-culture-war-to-the-dining-hall.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur) is pissing me off, for lots and lots of reasons, not least of which is the following quote:

Earlier this month, students with the school’s black student union protested outside of the dining hall at the Afrikan Heritage House, after demands for more traditional meals, including more fried chicken, went unmet, according to the campus paper, The Oberlin Review.

Are you FUCKING kidding me?! Ten years ago, making a fried chicken joke in relation to an african-american student union would be considered an unforgiveable cultural offense, and now they consider such a meal “traditional?” I can’t keep up with this shit any more.

blordinaryfagicmox
blordinaryfagicmox

Low protein gruel for everyone!

WCS
Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass
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entropy

Oh for fuck’s sake someone was pissed that General Tso’s Chicken was made with steamed instead of fried chicken, somehow mis-appropriating the cultural heritage of the dish. THE FUCKING DISH WAS ORIGINALLY MADE IN AMERICA.

entropy

The “Africana community” has DEMANDED the creation of “segregated safe spaces for students of color, and an annual 4% increase in their enrollment,” and clarified that these are “demands, not suggestions,” and if they are not met, they will take action to rectify the situation.

What the fuck is wrong with people? Seriously?

Senor Weaselo

Isn’t General Tso’s Chicken supposed to be hot? I’ve only ordered it once or twice and I felt nothing.

ballsofsteelandfury

Are we sure that’s not an Onion article?

entropy

I checked a few times, because by the end, it’s so over-the-top, it has to be parody. But it appears to be a real NY Times article.

Recovery Whiskey
Recovery Whiskey

Behold the delicate sensibilities of the American Snowflake.

Just watch in a few years when these nutjobs hit the workplace, and we’ll all be accused of using “microaggressions” against their safe spaces.

entropy

I’m too large of a person to perform micro-agressions. I’m gonna get hit with all sorts of assault charges for hurting people’s feelings.

His Right Honorable Lord Lordship the Lordly

You PC, Bruh?

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons
entropy

While I see your point, I originally read the article thinking they would be mocking these kids. When it became apparent they were reporting this as actual news, my blood boiled.

JerBear50
JerBear50

There have actually been several instances in the last few years of schools serving fried chicken for black history presentations and getting raked over the coals for it. It’s kind of a weird gray area because while certain foods have become associated with stereotypes, many of them have an actual cultural history. I think it being offensive or not should be based more on someone’s intent and/or presumptuousness rather than just declaring it across-the-board offensive. I also think I’m spending way too much time thinking about this.

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

“I also think I’m spending way too much time thinking about this.”

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entropy

I just got angry and let everyone else vent with me. I’m good now.

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Honestly, I think it’s almost brilliant. Claiming mediocre/bad college cafeteria food is a cultural offense is a fine way to get better food.

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

That’s a good point.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

This “report” smells like agenda based bullshit.

entropy

Quick reviews: The Hateful Eight is pretty good, and The Revenant is simply beautiful, if a bit hard to watch. Or at least, that’s what I would think if I had been a bad little entropy and watched some internet-obtained copies of said movies.

ballsofsteelandfury

You don’t get them on the sidewalks like regular people?

entropy

I haven’t bought a pirated movie on the streets since Crimson Tide, back in the mid-90s, on Broad St in Philly. It was such a bad cam version that the title showed up as “RIMSON TID,” so that’s what I refer to the movie as for all time.

blordinaryfagicmox
blordinaryfagicmox

“Rim, Son Ted” was a very different movie.

ballsofsteelandfury

I got RIMSON TID, but it was a movie with naked girls in it.

Senor Weaselo

Five dollars, cheap!

His Right Honorable Lord Lordship the Lordly

Damn, is Toledo’s QB related to Tom Coughlin?

WCS

Wifey’s recapping her day at work. She successfully rehabilitated an anti-vaxxer. This is a momentous occasion.

His Right Honorable Lord Lordship the Lordly

So that is where Dan Hawkins has been hiding.

WCS

Potato Bowl, Boca Bowl, Mothman Prophecies (criminally underrated “Christmas” movie) and the liquor.
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Cuntler
Cuntler

I am bored killing time before I am done with work for the Christmas holiday, so apart from being a pedantic asshat, here is the Denver Post’s annual brewery review: http://blogs.denverpost.com/beer/2015/12/22/beer-in-review-2015-avery-brewing-co-is-brewery-of-the-year/16175/

Agree that Call to Arms and Ratio Beerworks are great and worth a visit if you are in Denver. Also, a reminder that there is a Denver Post reporter whose twitter handle is @HughJohnsonDP.

On a side note, I was a little sad to read that Breckenridge Brewery sold out to AB InBev, but their quality has slipped a bit in the last few years anyway, so no big whoop. Happy Holidays!

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I CHOOSE TO ROCK OUT TO THE TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA.

WCS

I prefer to listen to Cheap Trick.