Your “I Don’t Give A Crap” Saturday Evening Open Thread

theeWeeBabySeamus

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An unapologetic, even if often manic-depressive (it’s a requirement given his choices of sports teams), fan of NC State University, the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles.When not parked in front of the computer and/or TV, can often be found on the golf course shouting obscenities to no one in particular.
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Earlier today, King Hippo  posted something called Nihilism Weekend, 2020 Edition.  Perhaps he is better versed in the English language than myself, considering what I titled THIS piece.  Them law talking dudes can be tricky sometimes.

But regardless of my lack of couth, we all had some fun earlier today on that post of course, as we always do.  Though I don’t know if the title was just random or accidental.  Or if he knew what he was doing.

Well it just so happens that one of Hippo’s favourite female singer’s birthday is today.  She turned 46.

Meh, I’ve still got 7 years on her.  CATCH UP ALREADY!!!!!

I bet swinging that bat makes for some nicely toned shoulders, huh?  Which I suppose would be nice if she didn’t kill you with the bat first.

/laughs quietly to self

Sports To Make You Not Care About Anything 2Nite

NBA

  • LAL @ Philly – 8:30pmEST – TV: ABC

Full Schedule

NHL All Star Game

Last night, I said I wasn’t going to explain the format.  Perhaps I was just being lazy.  So here goes nothing

Four teams (one representing each of the Atlantic, Central, Metropolitan, and Pacific Divisions) square off in a two-round tournament. The three 20-minute games will be played 3-on-3.

In round one, the two Eastern Conference teams (Atlantic vs. Metropolitan) face off, while the two West teams (Central and Pacific) meet in the other bracket. The winners face off in round three.

Teams change ends at the 10-minute mark of each game. Shootouts decide any games that are tied after 20 minutes.

Haha…cut and paste rules.

As does 3 on 3.

It starts at 8:00pmEST on NBC.

NCAA BB

  • George Mason @ Davidson – 6:00pmEST – TV: CBSSN
  • (15)Kentucky @ (18)Tejas Tech – 6:00pmEST – TV: ESPN
  • Tulane @ EZU – 6:00pmEST – ESPNU
  • Wazzou @ Utah – 7:00pmEST – TV: PAC12N
  • (1)Baylor @ Florida – 8:00pmEST – TV: ESPN
  • Vanderbilt @ South Carolina – 8:00pmEST – TV: SECN
  • UCF @ Wichita State – 8:00pmEST – TV: ESPNU
  • New Mexico @ Nevada – 8:00pmEST – TV: CBSSN
  • Washington @ (23)ColorAdo – 9:00pmEST – TV: FS1
  • (22)Arizona @ Arizona State – 9:30pmEST – TV: PAC12N
  • ColorAdo State @ Utah State – 10:00pmEST – TV: ESPNU

Full Schedule

NFL

The Pro Bowl is tomorrow at 3pm.  But in perfect Nihilistic fashion…who gives a crap?

OK, A Coupla Moar Songs Foar Teh Hippo

Then I’m outta here.

Love ya’s.

(oh, and happy birthday, Emily)

 

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theeWeeBabySeamus
An unapologetic, even if often manic-depressive (it's a requirement given his choices of sports teams), fan of NC State University, the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles. When not parked in front of the computer and/or TV, can often be found on the golf course shouting obscenities to no one in particular.
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Fronkenshteen

The FUCK you mean I’m the only one here for Western v Adelaide in the Aussie League?!
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JerBear50
JerBear50

Oh shit, I forgot about 1941. Might have to revisit that one.

TheRevanchist

These tennis matches have been fun to watch. Why does ESPN save the good tennis coverage only for the Australian Open?

Doktor Zymm

I suspect it’s to do with the time difference, but not really sure

Senor Weaselo

Lovitz sighting!

Senor Weaselo

Pacific won? Suck it Ice P*ts!

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

I love when double-standards expose people’s asses to the world.

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SonOfSpam

Both Rogan and Ellen can be annoying. Rogan is worse, but nobody’s worshiping Ellen.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Yeah didn’t this picture make a lot of people mad at Ellen, possibly making them realize that she is in fact a super rich powerful megastar who tries to be relatable with a dancing gimmick?

SonOfSpam

Something like that. Similar to Mayor Pete, you can be gay and still be a Republican.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

The point is that the same people who said it was okay and even admirable for Ellen and W to be friends and that people should be open-minded about their friends, even when those friends are war criminals with the blood of millions on their hands, but Joe Rogan is problematic and his endorsement should be rejected because he’s had on big meanies and said some ignorant stuff because as he’s said before, he’s an idiot entertainer. But at the same time, he actually is one of those people who is open to different ideas and points of view while still having some kind of principle that isn’t built on “Let’s kill people for my personal benefit and ideals.”

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

They are bitching about it because their politics and their economic interests are challenged by Bernie and they hate him for it. Well, fuck them and everyone like them because I’m an idiot or crazy person in their eyes for thinking that not even one person should die in this country for being poor.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

The point is that she’s homo-sexual, not that there’s anything wrong with that. But if you are going to label people, and make politics about identity, then call them “homo-sexual” with a hyphen. It’s a small yet effective power move.

Or just stop reading Twitter, or at least stop repeating it like a fucking parrot.

I’m drunk and talking to an ex-con in my pub. He’s got real problems.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

It’s a hard teat to wean off

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

No it isn’t. Post your own opinion.

Doktor Zymm

I would prefer if people also didn’t die in this country for their sex, race, gender, orientation etc. I don’t really know much about Rogan, so I won’t offer an opinion on this particular endorsement, and anyway, the whole point of endorsements is to garner net positive votes, so they’re kinda whatever. However, I’m not happy with how frequently Sanders has shown himself willing to compromise on the rights of various groups subject to discrimination for his economic dogma.

Doktor Zymm

I’m also in favor of people outside the US not being dirt poor, which is another piece of contention with Sanders

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Like when?

Doktor Zymm

His support of Heath Mello springs to mind, along with his comments about Vietnamese workers, his compliance with the idea of regulating sex-selective abortions based on myths around the Asian-American community and his responses to questions about hate crimes that he turned into talking points about that issues totally unrelated to hate crimes. And that’s just stuff post-2016

Doktor Zymm

He’s also just very committed to a subset of economic issues, and he prides himself on not adjusting those views or taking small steps. When you’re that inflexible on a subset of issues you have to give ground on other issues. You have to ask yourself, what would he compromise to get his Healthcare for All? What are the issues he supports but hasn’t prioritized? Are you morally okay with prioritizing rights that way? Personally, I am not. I would prefer slower progress on all individual rights rather than leaping ahead on some while regressing on others

yeah right

It’s the goddamn vagaries.

JerBear50
JerBear50

When he brings on anyone reviled by the left (or the oversensitive parts of it), then he’s acting as a mouthpiece for the alt-right and is furthering their agenda. When he has on Yang or Bernie or other leftists, he’s just pandering.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Is Greenday playing the NHL All-Star game?

SonOfSpam

No, it’s for hockey players.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Senor Weaselo

There’s a Hot Ones game show? Anyone wanna be my teammate?

SonOfSpam

I might be too hot for you, unless I’m misunderstanding the point.

Doktor Zymm

Is this like who has the hottest surface temp after taking a bunch of shots?

Senor Weaselo

It’s a kind of shot, I guess?

JerBear50
JerBear50

I’ll play, but I’m not eating Da Bomb. Everyone on that show swears that one tastes and burns the worst. I’m starting to think he might actually keep it in just to make the last dab go down easier, because he’s noted his hatred for it many times.

Senor Weaselo

As I mentioned, The Last Dab wasn’t that bad. I know the current version is Reduxxx which is X/Chocolate X/Peach X, which I haven’t tried.

JerBear50
JerBear50

Worst thing I’ve ever had was Ramen made with scorpion peppers. My gf eats hot shit all the time. Has no qualms ordering hot at a Thai or Indian place. This stuff blew her away and she was embarrassed as hell because the cook actually came out to warn her before she ordered it. We took it home and I dilluted it with almost eight quarts of broth and it STILL lit me up. I like a solid amount of heat, but I don’t fuck with the big boys.

Doktor Zymm

I kinda want to take the LSATs for fun, like

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

With or without studying? And what would be your target score?

Doktor Zymm

Without of course, and don’t care about score, but I would be disappointed if I was below 95th percentile. I’m dynamite at standardized tests

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

That would be incredible. I’ve known a few smart folks that studied extensively and they all fared worse.

So, do it!

SonOfSpam

Jeopardy qualifying online test is this coming week. Being a well-traveled smarty, you would do well.

Senor Weaselo

All the cool kids are doing it! Well, I am.

SonOfSpam

EXCELLENT!

Doktor Zymm

My friend took that, and they asked about Crispus Attucks and she missed that one. I felt super smart for knowing, but she was way better than me on pop culture questions

SonOfSpam

Crispus Attucks is the scientific name for Pringles.

And for pop culture, just answer “Bieber” for everything.

Doktor Zymm

Ah, just like the answer to every pub quiz hockey question is The Detroit Redwings, except for the one time it’s The Islanders

SonOfSpam

Ok, so you get it. Take the damn test. Someone has to beat Weaselo.

Senor Weaselo

Before I go mad with power? Dammit, I never get to go mad with power.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

It’s a bullshit test that has no relevance to the law and they’re supposed to be dropping the logic games parts, which I’m the worst at because I’m an idiot (and a licensed attorney. So the company can doubly fuck itself), but whatever floats your boat.

Senor Weaselo

There’s a Miracle Workers marathon on, which is good because I didn’t get a chance to see it.

JerBear50
JerBear50

Did she fix more than just one kid? I didn’t know there was a sequel.

Senor Weaselo

It’s Daniel Radcliffe and other British actors playing angels in a corporate Heaven, with Steve Buscemi playing God and threatening to blow up the world and make a restaurant (not at the end of the universe).

Doktor Zymm

Gonna skip out on the Edwardian Ball tonight, not quite sure why I bought a ticket this year when it was kinda meh last year. I did dig the chair stacking acrobats and pick up an excellent pair of sunglasses, but otherwise….ehhhh

herodotus450
herodotus450

The Prince Albert ball is much more exciting, or so I’ve been told.

SonOfSpam

Really gets in your head

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Here’s a Montreal subway station (Place-Saint-Henri) six hours ago:

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SonOfSpam

Mmmmm…giant ziti…

herodotus450
herodotus450

Have you seen Jesus yet?
/This joke was a reference to the film Jesus of Montreal

Doktor Zymm

Yellow is an underutilized color, this is excellent

SonOfSpam

/nods hornily

– DJ Trump

SonOfSpam

Also, Lakers-Sixers on ABC right now if you feel like hating something.

Not me, of course. I love the Lakers and our new unibrow’d god.

Good news: Wife brought home a new brew for me, Stone Neverending Haze IPA. Tastes really good.
Bad news: It’s 4% ABV, so I gotta make the kidneys work harder to destroy the liver.

ballsofsteelandfury

At the restaurant where I’m having dinner:
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SonOfSpam

Where dat?

ballsofsteelandfury

The Chicken Koop

SonOfSpam

THEY HAVE A ROASTED CHICKEN PLATE WITH POUTINE OH MY GOD

ballsofsteelandfury

Yeah, this place is amazeballs. I had the chicken sandwich with poutine.

Also: Funnel Cake Fries. Ho Lee Shit!

SonOfSpam

Also: What a surprise that Balls took a pic of a giant cock.

rockingdog
rockingdog

Cool

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

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SonOfSpam

Add an anthropomorphic ibex with a chainsaw and this is a wet dream I had last night.

rockingdog
rockingdog

Found a funny:
Billy Corgan – “The world is a vampire”
Crowd – “wooooooooo”
Neil DeGrasse Tyson [loudly from back] “no it isn’t”

Doktor Zymm

This is pretty awesome. I’ll be in St. John’s for a day later this year en route to St. Pierre, will have to check out the Merby’s IPA
https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/01/merby-merman-calendar-history-masculinity.amp?fbclid=IwAR02qlyGlhM8yOkzEQiMcKzuRX4IgBO4eUPuR6Rg3Wv5DFLjPGklHboclnI

litre_cola

I will bite, why are you going to St. Pierre et Miquelon?

Doktor Zymm

I like weird little historical enclaves, and this one is on the same continent so it seems silly not to visit. Also going to Mariehamn this year.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

St. John’s is my mother’s home town. I was there in September.

Doktor Zymm

Nice! Any reccs?

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

The walk up Signal Hill to Cabot Tower is 55 stories (according to my Fitbit) which is the same as the Washington Monument (which I have also walked up).

Try fish&chips with dressing and gravy. It sounds gross until you try it. Try it at Ches’s on Freshwater Rd. Otherwise, the seafood (cod) dining in St. John’s is outstanding.

litre_cola

Quidi Vid village on the outskirts of town has a brewery that is lovely. Yellowbelly brewery in the downtown core has great food, good beer, no tvs and is lovely.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

If you want to be local, Quidi Vidi is called “the gut.” Call it that.

litre_cola

Perusing my local gambling site and it seems you can bet on who will win the XFL.
I wanted to see if you could bet that the league would last the whole season.

Senor Weaselo

Winner plays the Orlando Apollos?

litre_cola

Birmingham Barracudas in a weird CFL crossover.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

In the earlier post we discussed clear-channel AM-radio stations, border blasters, and even Wolfman Jack. Now here’s “numbers stations.”

I used to listen to these on a hand-held shortwave receiver in the ‘90s. There were broadcast schedules posted in the early days of the web. Numbers stations are run by espionage agencies to send one-way codes, but others are more ambiguous. One station would just repeat the same recorded quip from Yosemite Sam, over and over, followed by numbers. It was crazy listening if you were high, and kind of spooky too.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_station

JerBear50
JerBear50

I’d never heard of them before until they discussed it on the Boogie Monster podcast. It’s really weird shit.

The Right Reverend Electric Mayhem

Reading about them in The Straight Dope as a kid gave me the creeps

rockingdog
rockingdog

E can get it

Senor Weaselo

Is John Scott playing? BRING BACK JOHN SCOTT! I don’t care if the big man retired, he shall be at every ASG!

herodotus450
herodotus450

THey should at least have an honorary “goon” position on each team

Col. Duke LaCross

Watching the IMSA 24 at Daytona. Something wild about endurance racing at night.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

It’s so great. First time in 6 years I’m not there.

And of course the weather is great this year.

Col. Duke LaCross

Doesn’t look like they’re gonna get a drop all night.

Col. Duke LaCross

I’m jonesing for F1 to fire back up again. Even though it’s been pretty predictable the last couple years, it’s the last year of the current regs, so maybe we’ll at least get some variety. I remember 2013, the last time before the regs changed, having seven different winners the first seven races before Vettel started wasting everyone. It’d be cool if something like that happened again.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Thank god Honda got their shit back together. Should be tighter at the top of the field next year.

Col. Duke LaCross

It’ll be interesting to see what McLaren might be able to do with Mercedes engines. Maybe something similar to Williams in 2014-2015. Sainz is legit as a driver.

Col. Duke LaCross

So is his dad though, too. Fucking old timer just won Dakar again!

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Yeah, he’s incredible. Really, any successful rally driver is an idol of mine.

The Right Reverend Electric Mayhem

Sainz and Norris are my favorites right now.

Col. Duke LaCross

I’ll root for Magnussen too because of blatant homerism. And “Suck my balls, mate.” Might’ve been one of the more legendary Off-track moments of the last five years.

Senor Weaselo

It’s no Special Stage Route 11 200 km, I’ll tell you that.
/I await to see who gets this

JerBear50
JerBear50

Ha! That’s a really good reference as long as you don’t ask me any followup questions.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

NERD!!!

litre_cola

I am gambling on Liga Mx tonight because I feel like watching money burn.

ballsofsteelandfury

I am bingewatching Psych starting from Season 1.

It’s been a fun day.

herodotus450
herodotus450

C’mon son.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Ha, between last night and today, I’ve watched 7 episodes of Psych

Doktor Zymm

Apparently there was a movie? Have you seen it and is it same quality as the series? Hulu wants me to pay the extras for it

ballsofsteelandfury

Yes, it was good, but I wouldn’t pay extra for it.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook