Your “Spring Fling” Friday Evening Open Thread

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Hello imaginary friends.  Let me apologize in advance for that which about to not read.  Life is getting me down lately and I don’t want to take any of you down with me.  And I’m not just talking about the “virus thingy”.  But of course that is the icing on the cake.

So I’m more or less keeping my mouth shut, for this week at least, since I have nothing of worth to say.

There are still really no actual sports to talk about.  That’s bad at least for me.  Sports always provided a diversion from real life stuff.  Now that’s gone until…  Well who knows?  Though there is this.

MLB

One MLB team reportedly told its players July 1 could be a possible target date for Opening Day

Bad idea in my opinion, but I have no say so in the matter of course.  And no, I refuse to watch Korean Baseball.

NFL

2020 NFL schedule: Date and time for all 256 games in 2020 NFL season, including Texans-Chiefs opener

They’re planning to start on time and play the whole season, but with social distancing still in effect.

I guess we’ll see how that goes on both fronts.

2020 NFL Schedule Release: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Team

And then there’s this.

2020 NFL Schedule: Best game each week, from Tom Brady’s Bucs debut in Week 1 to a meaty Week 17

OK, let’s just get on with the sexy I suppose.

Spring Break

OK, these won’t all be specifically from a “Spring Break” as we’ve come to know the phrase.  But you get what I mean.

Enjoy…

Oooops.  Apparently someone did something they ought notta.  I wouldn’t want to go the jail dressed that way.

But that’s it this week folks.  Sorry for this crappy post, Sincerely.  Feel free to fill in the blanks in the comments.

Hopefully spring holds on for a bit and it doesn’t get too hot too fast.  Frankly, I wish it would stay cloudy and keep raining.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Love ya’s.

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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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Brick Meathook

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ALXMAC

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Brick Meathook

this is great

ALXMAC

Brick Meathook

Brick Meathook

yeah right

For the record, I did pick up my 1974 Epiphone bass and thumped a few chords.

Brick Meathook

I heard that over here in Playa.

yeah right

I’ve got bass running all through me.

Brick Meathook

yeah right

yeah right

So it’s Friday?

Let’s party!

Great band.

Brick Meathook

shit this is a great song

yeah right

That’s a damn good band.

Brick Meathook

damn straight

SonOfSpam

Both of you are correct. Which means I am too!

Gumbygirl

I saw them last summer at the Greek. Feels like a million years ago! They are amazing live.

yeah right

I saw James the week or 2 before that. Same venue.

They were advertising on the big board!

I so wanted to see Los Lobos.

yeah right

It was a fair exchange.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Which of you took my last Duchesse de Bourgonone?

Mr. Ayo

I’m not going to dignify this question with an answer until you spell it correctly.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Spoiler; IT’S A GOD DAMN OTTER WEARING A FUCKING HAT!!

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

Touché

SonOfSpam

Is that your name for the blue double-headed dildo or the spiky one?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

It brings the gentry to Landed Gentry.

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SonOfSpam

RIP Tiger Bait

(aka Roy)

(as in Siegfried and)

(Coronavirus did what the big cat could not)

Viva La Tabula Raza

As a person whose actual real last name is Siegfried, maybe now I won’t get so many fucking “and Roy?” comments when I have to give my name.

Brick Meathook

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Viva La Tabula Raza

“Ve don’t ‘shoosh’ around here, Shmart!”comment image

yeah right

That’s the second time this week!

SonOfSpam

Good to know.

Are you gonna do solo shows at the Mirage now, and as a follow up, have you found new dick yet?

Viva La Tabula Raza

I’m too old for that shit anymore. Gotta take a Viagra just to beat off.

SonOfSpam

I hear ya. Two Cialis before I even apply the peanut butter.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I need a new technique; the neighbors can smell the peanut butter a mile off now.

Brick Meathook

Even bizarre internet porn doesn’t get me off anymore. i’ve gone back to fantasizing about my grade school teachers.

SonOfSpam

Especially now that they’re all dead.

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Of course for distancing I now stay in my own yard, but still…

Viva La Tabula Raza

Response to Brick Meathook’s post at the beginning of this thread. This plane is on static display in front of the former Kelly AFB HQ right across General McMullen Drive from the AF Civil Engineer Center where I work, and I see it every day (well, I used to, before getting sent to work from home). There are 8 B-58s left on display on the planet, and my work has taken me to the places where I have been able to visit five of them. Very cool plane, even though it was already obsolete when it went into service in 1959. Fucking vacuum tubes! My best friend’s dad was a Hustler mechanic, and as a result he was born at Bunker Hill AFB (now Grissom ARB, Kokomo Indiana).comment image

Viva La Tabula Raza

And this sits on the other side of the parking lot of the old HQ bldg from the B-58. ( you can see it in the background of the B-58 pic above.). That old HQ building is now the preserve of Booz Allen Hamilton.comment image

Viva La Tabula Raza

BTW, I love the old Cold War aircraft. Especially British ones.

Brick Meathook

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Viva La Tabula Raza

I’ve got a hangar fire suppression upgrade project going on out at Holloman AFB. One of the places we are doing is out at the High Speed Test Track. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holloman_High_Speed_Test_Track
They have a real cool display of all the old capsules and modules that have been used at the site over time, but no pics are allowed. I think (but cannot guarantee) that this pic was take during the final time they ran a human being up the track, back in the mid-50s:
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/headshot-of-a-us-military-test-subject-undergoing-gforce-testing-his-picture-id2696350?s=612×612

Viva La Tabula Raza

Holloman has a lot of other cool shit going on, dating back to the 1940s. I’ve had projects going on there since 2013, and love to visit to see other old interesting shit.

Brick Meathook

The upper video is obviously in the factory, but in the lower picture the sky is too deep blue to be on the ground, even for New Mexico (and I’ve been in that neighborhood). I believe the lower picture is an “at altitude” flight test, in front of the camera of course.

Viva La Tabula Raza

I have no doubt that you are correct. I’m just a geologist (physical scientist 1301) working as an engineer (0801). I have a lot of interest in what I do, but not always the most intelligible interpretation of what I am up to. I do guarantee that the B58 and F111 photos i posted are genuine, though.

Brick Meathook

I’m inclined to believe you.

ArmedandHammered

Shredding the bass:

ArmedandHammered

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

The Venn diagram for fans of this band is very complicated.

ArmedandHammered

Well one of them is John Paul Jones from Led Zep, he has been at several of their concerts. I like them a lot, but have only been listening to them for a little while. You want to see something really cross genre:

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Oh, now I’m confused.

Well, I was before but this did not help.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Last time I was in Japan was 1984. Looks a bit different these days. Well, not that different.

Downfield Matriculator

So those must be Catholic schoolgirl uniforms to unify the theme with the Virgin Mary in the background — that is essentially the equivalent of the gnomes stomping around tiny Stonehenge for Spinal Tap so it all seems perfectly cromulent to me.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Brick Meathook

SEE YOU IN THE MOSH’SH PIT

Viva La Tabula Raza

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Viva La Tabula Raza

Man, I was hoping for some John Entwistle or Geddy Lee or Victor Wooten when I refreshed, but that’ll do.
Some good bass playing on this one. After this bass player left the band, they couldn’t play this song live anymore because the replacement bassist couldn’t hang.

ArmedandHammered

Excellent, I wish I had learned to play the bass when I was younger. Due to ulnar neuropathy in my left arm and hand, don’t think I would be able to do it now that I have the time (no feeling at all in left hand)

Viva La Tabula Raza

Glad you like that. Midnight Oil is definitely an acquired taste, but the most pissed off band on the planet can never fail to maintain my interest.

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I’m sure you already know but if not check out Stanley Clark. I saw him way back in the day and he was blow away material. WAAAAAY More jazzish than the above. The people he has recorded and played over the years is an impressive list.

Viva La Tabula Raza

For me it’s toss up between Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten as far as jazz bassists. Gotta come down on Victor’s side.

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Here’s my YouTube response; “STANLEY CLARK [note incorrect spelling] TAUGHT THAT YOUNGSTER EVERYTHING HE KNOWS! DON’T DISPARAGE S.C. HE IS THE BASS GOD!!”

I like Wooten’s stuff a lot too. I don’t know who is known, but I would have thought Wooten is more known/ popular now (?).

When I saw Clarke all those years ago it was eye opening. First time I heard Wooten was with Béla Fleck and was “Hey, man that bass player iz purdy good.” Many years later.

Viva La Tabula Raza

I saw Bela and the Flecktones for the first time on some PBS jazz festival special back in the early 90s (I think it was that one on the Youtube I posted at Jacksonville). I was fucking blown away, but more by Howard Levy on harp and piano than either of the Wooten brothers, initially. Over the years I’ve seen BF and Flecktones at least a dozen times, and they never fail to blow me away. They’re always real cool and sit round and chat with the audience for as long as they need to after the show, and are very down to earth guys.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Bo Derek and C.J. the Orangutan – Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)

Oooooooooooook!

ArmedandHammered

Exxon execs erotic dream:

Viva La Tabula Raza

We’re down with that!
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September 23, 1977: Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on Charlie’s Angels….
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Well, that’s just good detective work I guess.

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Sexy Psycho.

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Viva La Tabula Raza

I saw Trilogy of Terror in the mid-70s on a 12″ B&W tv while tripping heavily on some windowpane, and it still disturbs me when I open that memory box.comment image

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Ha! A group of us were higher than fuck and watched that….. could not stop laughing at the attack doll.

Viva La Tabula Raza

I’d probably have been as dismissive myself, but it was late at night and I was by myself in a rather remote location in the middle of the night when it came up on the TV box (this was even before we had cable).

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

The paranoiac situation will do that for you as you know. I had a similar in a pedestrian tunnel under the railroad tracks at 3 am….. turns out no one else was there. My dosage level was a tad higher than it needed to be for optimal enjoyment.

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I think there is more in there than just coffee.

ArmedandHammered

We replaced Helen’s Folgers with LSD, let’s see if she has a bad trip.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I am getting the idea Helen has experience with this…..

Viva La Tabula Raza

Wait till she watches Yellow Submarine!

ArmedandHammered

When I ask my wife for the gloves I use instead of oven mitts, I mimic how it was said by the Blue Meanies in the movie.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Outstanding!

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Viva La Tabula Raza

Jon Bon Jovi obviously did not take little Ralphie’s lesson to heart when watching A Christmas Story.

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Viva La Tabula Raza

Unscientific Survey question: Was there ever a cooler Jewish guy than Paul Newman? (and no, Jesus doesn’t count, Doobie Brothers fans.).

Brick Meathook

Paul Newman was my college girlfriend’s next-door-neighbor back home in Westport CT. I never met him there but I met him at the Long Beach Grand Prix, mentioned that fact, and he gave me a cold can of Budweiser out of a cooler. Then he drove away in his golf cart because his team was racing. True story. Brick Meathook has hobnobbed with the rich and famous. It ain’t that hard.

Gumbygirl

When Paul Newnan was filming Slapshot,, he was staying in my hometown. My mother in law was leaving the grocery store by way of an alley, and some idiot coming the wrong way slammed into her car. She’s bitching her head off, and the guy gets out to apologize. It was Paul Newman! My 13 year old sister in law was convinced her mom arranged it just to embarrass her. Newman paid for the damage, and was really nice about it. The scene where they go around the center of a town mooning the opponents fans is where Gumby and I grew up. We were in high school, and had a huge kegger the night they filmed that scene, because the cops were too busy to come bust it up. I have tons of friends who were extras in the movie.

Viva La Tabula Raza

DFO has been the only sprots-related website I have visited for several months, which doesn’t even really matter due to nothing but fake sports stuff being posted everywhere else. In the last couple of days I have kinda become aware of an ESPN special about Michael Jordan called The Last Dance that sounds a little interesting. I know most folks here don’t give a rat’s ass about the NBA, but has anyone here had any experience with this program?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I have heard from an NBA (trader!) friend it is very well done. I guess the really interesting part is all the shit they got away with in that era. Crazy shit went down and it wasn’t on TMZ the next day. Probably worth checking out.

litre_cola

I binged it 2 days ago. I really liked it. He truly was an asshole but backed up his assholeish ways by destroying his competition at every turn. I will be keeping up when they release 2 a week.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Thanks for the info. I was really into the NBA during the 1990s, what with my team having David Robinson and all, and although I gave zero fucks about the Bulls and Jordan, they certainly cast a long shadow and I thought this might be interesting enough to dive into. Will check it out this weekend.

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Viva La Tabula Raza

Substitute “heroin” for “Smirnoff” and you could cover a lot of ground from the 1960s through the 1990s.
—Mr. Brownstone

WCS

Maria Amanda is utterly stunning. Wow.

Dunstan

Fake baseball statistics this time!

Overall, the seeding committee did ok, considering these were all good to great teams. And the committee chairman was drunk during much of the deliberations. And he insists on calling the empty bottles “committee members.” Anyway, favorites won 18 series and lost 14, and went 94-79 in games. The 3 seeds were obliterated, though, dropping all four series and going 6-15 against the 14s. 5 seeds were also upset-prone, with three of them losing, but that’s just tradition.

Teams from the 1910s (2-0 series, 8-6 games) and 1920s (3-0, 12-2) all survived, and the 90s performed well, too (7-1, 29-15). It was a rough first round for the 1930s (0-4, 6-16), 40s (0-3, 2-12), and 2000s (1-7, 19-30).

Round 2 is underway, with some Game One results:
Scully Region
’68 Tigers 5, ’27 Yankees 2
’55 Dodgers 4, 2016 Cubs 1, in a game that featured the first brawl of the tournament
’24 Senators 5, ’95 Braves 1, as Walter Johnson continues to dominate hitters
’70 Orioles 6, ’95 Indians 3
Harry Carey Region
2008 Phillies 4, ’98 Yankees 1 (13), thanks to Jayson Werth’s 13th-inning grand slam

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This is very extensive, sorry but for the last few minutes all I could think about was gettin’ some ‘taters from the Women’s Prison ‘Tater Farm.

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Dunstan

Well, now it’s all I can think about, too

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Billy Shatner is enthralled to.

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Viva La Tabula Raza

TJ Swann or TJ Hooker? Is there any need to differentiate?

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Undisputed??!

The Electoral College helped her out!

Dunstan

When did “porno” become “porn”?

Don’t get me wrong, I think it was the right move for us as a society. In fact, that would be my political campaign slogan “Let’s take the ‘no’ out of ‘porno’!”

Of course, then it would just be “por.” I guess that’s why I never ran for office.

Brick Meathook

sometime around when “atomic” became “nuclear”

Viva La Tabula Raza

I know you were a bubblehead, but isn’t it pronounced “nukuler”? Even by Jimmy Carter and Hyman Rickover?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Let’s just not go to the extreme north and call it po.

Viva La Tabula Raza

“As Philippe and I descended into ze inky depths,,,”
—Jacques Coustrap

Viva La Tabula Raza

I can’t specifically remember seeing any of her work, but I’m willing to bet that given the time frame and given her brunette-ness, this gal had a bush like a crow’s nest. Which is right in my swim lane, anyway.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Pond…..

Brick Meathook

This is a beautiful photograph.

Spur

SonOfSpam

Good song, good band.

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Dunstan

I protest the lack of a “bisexual” option on the test. This is Bisexual Erasure!

Which was actually the name of my college band.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I think it is just a different applicators.

Viva La Tabula Raza

And whether it gets stuck up a vag or a sphincter.

Dunstan

“Vag Or Sphincter” was the biggest hit at all of Bisexual Erasure’s shows.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Weren’t they a two hit wonder?

Dunstan

Sort of. “Two Hole Wonder” was a minor hit, though the critics claimed it was just a repackaged version of “Vag Or Sphincter.”

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Didn’t they have a duet called Shocker?

Spur

Our offices are officially planned to open on June 1. Would not be surprised if that gets pushed back.

SonOfSpam

Hey Seamus – we are here PRECISELY to be taken down with you!

So go ahead and rant if it’ll help, and if not, know you have our support and non-anal love.

As always, keep drinking and rockin the ganj or doobin or whatever the kids call it.

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Anal too.

litre_cola

Was going to say, I feel Balls would have some objections.

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He was slapping.

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This picture is so cute it smells like pee.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Fucking dog stole my routine.
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Game Time Decision

There will be some sports come the end of July. The PLL (lacrosse) is planning to play a bunch of games while having everyone sequestered for a few weeks. Will be on the NBC in place of the Olympics. No word yet if there will be offical betting on the games, but I think if they do play, they would be stupid not to have that option. As a fan, looking forward to this.

If interested more here

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Viva La Tabula Raza

Special Origins Issue for King Hippo?

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So…. this Mr. Rainbow Creature is a VERY popular script writer I see.

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I did have to drive a ways for that joke….. so what?

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Game Time Decision

The Neapolitan Monster?

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Great! Now I’m craving something else. Radioactive ice cream!

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I guess that would be… Neapolitan Dynamite.

Dunstan

That sounds disgusting and I refuse to try it.

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Well, certainly not with the added frosting.

Viva La Tabula Raza

So, if you like airplanes, you need to watch this. I saw it in the theater when it was released 50 years ago, and still watch it on DVD on my 75″ big screen on occasion. I’m sorry, but if you don’t think Peter O’Toole kicks fucking ass, then fuck you to eternity (See also, Lion in Winter). Also, he was married to his co-star Sian Phillips during the time this was made. I read (and still own) the Max Catto novel upon which this was based, some substantial but not story-killing differences from page to screen. Beautiful cinematography.comment image
Three bucks on Amazon Prime. Worth the scratch and the effort.

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Well, the movie actually could be shit and Peter Fucking O’Toole would make it worth watching. But that is not the case with this one. I had seen this a VERY long time ago and would enjoy watch again, so thanks for the reminder.

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Viva La Tabula Raza

That could be said for even the shittiest Peter O’Toole movie ever made. Thanks for having my back on this one!

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I have not heard of that movie….

Viva La Tabula Raza

It’s a hypothetical. I haven’t seen every single film in his oeuvre, but I am sure there’s a shitty outlier there somewhere.

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I was kidding; Thanks for Having My Back sounds like a good low budget early 80s cop movie.

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Viva La Tabula Raza

As George Takei would say, oh my.

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Happy Friday…..

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Or Weird Friday….

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Whichever type you prefer.

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Viva La Tabula Raza

Flyday?
*gets pelted with racist glapefluit juice insults, and deservedly so.*

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NSFDFO application of compressed air, filed under “humorous application of compressed air.”

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Dinner time.

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Both literally and figuratively I suppose.

Viva La Tabula Raza

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Viva La Tabula Raza

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Spur

Folks

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ArmedandHammered

This picture really makes me sad, because my mind is making up all these stories about a kid missing their best friend and hug buddy. Unless there is a man in side that suit, then it becomes scary as hell.

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So the man in the suit idea made me laugh…….

Either dead or puking, but puking is a little better.

ballsofsteelandfury

Those are some excellent pictures!

Buck up, buddy! Things are never as bad as they may appear. Things will definitely get better. And I’m not just talking about the virus.

More, here’s a delicious booty to make you feel better:
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ArmedandHammered

A portrait of Russian women, aging is an unkind bitch.

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The ever mysterious and teasing tWBS…..

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Hopefully it is at least enough time to enjoy the weekend.

Brick Meathook

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