Your “The Holiday’s Over” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

Beerguyrob

NFL Nuggets:

  • Because there are no rest days, Tom Brady began working out with teammates today. 
    • Granted, it was his center, his backups & a few receivers, but it looks like he’s already trying to get a feel for the new guys.
      • It must help not having a grumbling control freak in your ear constantly asking about banging your mom & ordering more drills when he doesn’t like the answer.
  • Weekend Crimebeat! roundup:
    • Pleading not guilty:
      • Deandre Baker – to eight armed robbery & associated assault charges.
        • Released on $200,000 bail
      • Quinton Dunbar – to four armed robbery charges. 
        • Released on $100,000 bail.
      • Cody Latimer – to charges relating to assault & discharging a firearm.
        • There are allegations that one of the assault victims may have assaulted Latimer’s four-year-old son prior to the incident.
      • Ed Oliver – to DWI & unlawful firearm possession charges.
        • Who does he think he is – the Cardinals GM?

Finally, as refugees from the site formerly known as Kissing Suzy Kolber, we at [DFO] would be remiss if we didn’t note the passing of one of the OG female sportscasters, Phyllis George.

She was a pioneer in many ways. She was Miss Texas 1970, which led to her becoming Miss America 1971.

She turned those plaudits & scholarships into a journalism career, starting out by hosting the Miss America pageant, and then a stint co-hosting “Candid Camera”. This exposure led CBS to hire her in 1974 on a 13-week tryout, and the positive reception pushed them to create a position for her to co-host “The NFL Today”.

People of a certain age can hear the theme through the picture.

She worked there from 1975-78 & 1980-83, She interviewed many of the stars of the day, using her charm to get them to open up & then using her skills as a journalist to get them to answer questions.

Although it was more likely “bourbon” rather than “skill” that opened up this group.

before leaving to co-host “The CBS Morning News”, a job she only held for eight months before quitting.

In her personal life she was married twice – a short 1970s marriage to the Robert Evans, and then a longer relationship with John Y. Brown Jr. from 1979-98. Brown, along with Jack Massey, owned Kentucky Fried Chicken after buying the rights from Harland Sanders for $2 million; he sold his percentage in 1971 for $284 million. He used his money to invest in basketball franchises – owning the ABA’s Kentucky Colonels from 1973-76, and the NBA’s Boston Celtics from 1977-79. He served as the governor of Kentucky from 1979-83. He also partnered with Phyllis to create “Chicken By George”, an eight-item line of fresh, marinated chicken breast entrees that was eventually bought by Hormel, and with Kenny Rogers to create “Kenny Roger’s Roasters”.

George was a lifelong friend & devotee of Norman Vincent Peale, and created a quote out of his philosophy that she used to persevere as she moved from career to career:

Saying yes to yourself opens up opportunities that can take you anywhere.

Of course, she was also, on behalf of the Muppet Academy of Arts and Sciences, the first host of the first annual Muppet Awards!

Truly, she was a trailblazer, and her influence will be long-lasting.


Today’s good internet dog is Millie, a Husky who clearly likes her family’s baby & tolerates being posed beside it.


Tonight’s … entertainment?:

  • NASCAR XFINITY Series – 8:00 PM | FS1 / TSN
    • The Xfinity Series returns to action with a 200-mile race from Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.
  • After the Dance With Stephen A. Smith: A SportsCenter Special – 8:00PM | ABC
    • Stephen A. Smith sits down with Magic Johnson and other NBA legends to discuss their takeaways from The Last Dance.
  • American Experience: “Mr. Tornado” – 9:00 PM | PBS
    • Pioneering meteorologist Ted Fujita transformed people’s understanding of tornados.
  • The Story of Soaps – 9:00 PM | ABC
    • An examination of how soap operas became a dominant force in the TV landscape for more than three decades, and its impact on the cultural consciousness.
  • Korea Baseball Organization:
    • NC Dinos at Doosan Bears – 2:30 AM | ESPN2

A whole bunch of not much. Tune in tomorrow for the premiere of JJ Watt’s new show, “Ultimate Tag”.

Beerguyrob
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yeah right

I feel like Dunbar in Catch-22 where we’re actually prolonging our lives by being bored senseless.

These have been the longest 2 months of my life ergo; we’re going to live longer lives!

Dunstan
Dunstan

I know, you’re dying for some fake baseball updates! Good news for TWBS, anyway.

Vin Scully Region:
(1) 1927 NY Yankees lead (8) 1968 Detroit Tigers, 2 games to 1
(4) 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers lead (12) 2016 Chicago Cubs, 2-1
(14) 1924 Washington Senators lead (6) 1995 Atlanta Braves, 2-1
(2) 1970 Baltimore Orioles lead (7) 1995 Cleveland Indians, 3-0

Harry Carey Region:
(9) 2008 Philadelphia Phillies lead (1) 1998 NY Yankees, 2-1
(5) 1967 St. Louis Cardinals lead (4) 1907 Chicago Cubs, 2-1
(11) 1988 LA Dodgers lead (14) 2015 KC Royals, 2-0
(2) 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates tied with (7) 1973 Oakland A’s, 1-1

Jack Buck Region:
(8) 1993 Toronto Blue Jays tied with (16) 1967 Boston Red Sox, 1-1
(12) 2017 Houston Astros lead (13) 1997 Florida Marlins, 2-0
(6) 1910 Philadelphia A’s tied with (14) 2012 SF Giants, 1-1
(10) 1966 Baltimore Orioles lead (15) 1982 Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0

Bob Uecker Region:
(1) 1929 Philadelphia A’s lead (9) 1994 Montreal Expos, 2-0
(4) 1905 NY Giants lead (12) 1982 St, Louis Cardinals, 2-0
(14) 1991 Minnesota Twins lead (6) 1954 Cleveland Indians, 2-0
(2) 1961 NY Yankees tied with (7) 1912 Boston Red Sox, 1-1

Dunstan
Dunstan

Fuck, that was an unfortunate first line to this post. Obviously I didn’t know at the time.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Married to Robert Evans, huh? How did she not die of syphilis?

Dunstan
Dunstan

Evans, man. Phyllis George and Ali McGraw. Damn.

yeah right

And John Prine and Jerry Stiller.

Dunstan
Dunstan

Robert Evans married John Prine?

yeah right

Hollywood chooses to forget that.

ballsofsteelandfury

Or do you mean syPhillis?

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

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Gratliff

So a dam collapsed in Midland today, and the City could end up under 10 feet of water. That’s where Dow’s global HQ is as well as a huge chemical plant. Probably not great.

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

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

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Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

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

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Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Back in 1975-1985 when I smoked cigarettes, this was my jam. At the time that I quit, they were $3.25/carton at the Ship’s Store, so why NOT smoke three packs a day?comment image

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

It’s working.

yeah right

I started off Bel Aire, then went Camel regular, then Camel filtered and finally ended up on Marlboro green.

Been 10 years going on since I gave them up for good.

I’ll be right back, I’ve got to hit my vape.

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

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Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

That I would not ever grow old.

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

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ArmedandHammered
ArmedandHammered

If your car is an Apple product, it is the gas and the clutch, panoramic view if you turn on the high beams at the same time.

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

Well, we have some nice outfits for the teleconferences at least.

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Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

What, no “Red-Neck”?

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

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

Me, every week, before writing HRTN.

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

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Gratliff

There’s nothing quite like when a dog jumps while you’re cutting his nails, shoving his nail entirely into the clippers while you’re in the process of closing them.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

I’m too lazy, old, and not talented/patient enough. I have a mobile groomer come and take care of my two 50-pound old-timers. 80 bucks each plus a 20 dollar tip. She was by last Friday, and the girls seem to have a springier step with all that extra hair gone. My 80-year-old mom told me last week that her and my dad have started doing the grooming on their Scottish and Wheatland Terriers.

Gratliff

I always had a groomer do my dogs’ nails, which is Overkill for the older one, but easy and good for socializing them. She’ll pretty much hold her paw out for you like she’s getting a manicure. The younger one, however, is a fucking escape artist that you need to attack as a group. Was going real smooth until the blood, so I’m sure that won’t get even harder to do now. Total opposite for baths. Weird dogs.

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

Yeah, my old pooch had a good groomer with the sander thing. I’d rather do the ten miles a day on the sidewalk than use the clippers.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Stuck here working from my La-Z-Boy every day, I kind of like the to hear the click of the girls’s paws on the hardwood so I know who is going where. In their old age, they’ve become pretty predictable.

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

I miss mine too.

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

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Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

At the time this film was released, the place I lived had a roof that if you climbed up on it you could see the films they were screening at the local drive-in. I spent the fall and winter of 1979 climbing up on the roof every night to watch this particular scene.

The map on this page shows the theater on the wrong side of the highway. It was actually to the west of El Jarro (which is still there 45 years later, great margs and Tex-Mex).
http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/16868

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

Cool story, bro, but the gif is from guys fucking around in the desert recently.

Do you need a new monitor?

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

Seriously though; that’s a pretty cool story.
Here’s the source:
http://bestanimations.com/Military/Helicopters/Helicopters.html

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Probably, but I don’t expect the DoD to provide one, so I will continue to follow along through a glass, darkly.
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Those cheap fuckers.

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Redshirt

Let’s see what’s on “Dark Side of Wrestling” tonight.

…oh. Seventeen minutes to airtime. Not enough time to get drunk enough to experience Owen Hart’s death for the first time. Any suggestions?

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Sharkbait
Unsurprised
Unsurprised

How can we send this back to the greys with Favre

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

When you said “same old tom” I thought you were talking about Jay Cutler.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

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

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Think about the camels!!

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

NEVER FORGET!!

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

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monty this seems strange to me

Please sign me up for the print version of DFO delivered to my doorstep every morning.

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

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monty this seems strange to me

Yeah that does kinda look like me.

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

THE ONE ON THE THE LOWER RIGHT?

yeah right

Damn glad you’re a regular.

Redshirt

Mother on DL: “So, I’m feeling a little better. What do you want to make for dinner.”
Me as Acting Mom: “Its Tuesday. Let’s having something easy. We got hot dog and a can of baked beans. Why not beans and weaners?”
Mother on DL: “Sure, that’s easy! We got the hot sauce. We just need to get some tomato sauce, an link of sausage, a can of tomatoes and dried onions.”
Me as Acting Mom: “Mom, its just beans and weaners.”
Mother on DL: “Yeah, it’ll be great!”

It was great. That’s why Mom is the starter and I’m the backup.

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

Beans and weaners??

What are you; fucking ten??

[starts making beans and wieners.]

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Sharkbait

Hey! New Patton Oswalt standup on Netflix

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

These things are the Slurm* of youtube videos:

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

* “It’s Highly Addictive!”

Game Time Decision

Now sponsored by “Last week tonight “

Senor Weaselo

I already got dibs on Marble League breakdowns, so nyeh!

yeah right

Can I invoke Gamblor?

– King Hippo

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Redshirt

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

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It’s trying to get out.

Beastmode Ate My Baby

It just wants a globe to call home.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

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

That one just wants some oral.

Fronkenshteen

That’s a good dog.

Senor Weaselo

Ultimate Tag? Fuck that, considering we’re already all wearing masks I want Calvinball on network television!

ArmedandHammered
ArmedandHammered

How about Covid dodgeball, the ball looks like the virus and if you catch it you only have a small chance to bring someone back to the game.

rockingdog
rockingdog

For your consideration, I present HotDog Couchcomment image

Sharkbait

I didn’t know they made couches that look like sandwiches.

Senor Weaselo

Obligatory:

SonOfSpam

“Coach Reid, didn’t you have a couch in your office?”

“:Hhmmmphmm”

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Who the hell puts tomato slices and cucumber slices on their hot dog sandwich?

SonOfSpam

The same kind of psychopath who would purchase that furniture.

LemonJello
LemonJello

Chicagoans? Chicagites? You know, these guys:
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litre_cola

Chicago people? Aren’t their dogs salads?

ArmedandHammered
ArmedandHammered

It’s the only way they will eat vegetables.

Sharkbait

To be fair, Chicago style hot dogs are tasty

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Upton Sinclair thought so too.
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Everything but the squeal.

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yeah right

This is the correct answer.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

“This item tastes terrible! One star.” – Amazon review of this produce left by Andy R.

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SonOfSpam

Saying yes to yourself opens up opportunities that can take you anywhere.

It’s only led me to buying lots of Kleenex.

Senor Weaselo

Did it at least also lead you to buying lots of condoms?

SonOfSpam

Nah, I know where I’ve been.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

SoS: in response to your query last night, I can’t remember whether I thought at the time that either Triumph or Legs Diamond outperformed the other. I do recall that at the time some of my favorite songs included Blinding Light Show and Woman, so it was probably a wash. Fun fact: old friend of mine’s older sister is married to the Legs Diamond original lead singer, Rick Sanford, who lives just a few miles up the road from me in Spring Branch TX. Or did, I haven’t kept up and maybe they are all dead by now. Looks like he had some kind of farewell concert down in New Braunfels a couple years ago:
https://thephoenixsaloon.com/event/rick-sanford-band-arrowhead/

SonOfSpam

Thanks for following up! So many stories like that, where an old band’s singer/guitarist/drummer is living in Nebraska repairing cars or whatever. The guitarist for Warrant applied for my old network admin job after I left the company in the late 90s. Apparently had “played in front of millions of people worldwide” on his resume, but he didn’t get the job (or “gig” if you will).

Poster for that concert has “balls to the wall” which is a nice touch. And since the world is small and strange, my neighbor (I’m in CA) just moved to New Braunfels a few weeks ago. Good dude with a goofy dog named Bob. The whole neighborhood misses Bob.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

We have been getting a lot of CA transplants over the last 10 years. I beat the crowd by 30 years, arriving from Redlands in 1976. Most of the transplants are right-wingers who couldn’t hang in the so-called People’s Republic of California anymore and preferred the low-tax, low-service, shitty infrastructure racist vibe here in TX.

yeah right

You just lost you’re shot at the Chamber of Commerce chapter job posting in Lower Hill Country Texas Mr. Raza!

Uncle Al has an opinion.

go ahead and listen to this one.

litre_cola

Also Balls’ brain when “surfing” the internet.

Sharkbait

That’s a browser history that I never want to see.

litre_cola

Moose’s weirdness jpg collection would be something to see though.

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ballsofsteelandfury

Incognito Mode is your friend.

SonOfSpam

I see you also know The Tao Of The Perv.

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Downfield Matriculator
Downfield Matriculator

Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Musburger, George, Cross and Snyder.

/dramatic reading backed by the NFL Today theme
// plagiarizing from Grantland Rice is why Bill Simmons rejected my application for Grantland.com (RIP)

scotchnaut

/sees Ken Anderson tweet

//gets ready to make ‘Once Again Ken Anderson is Incredibly Accurate’ joke that only Redshirt will understand

///Anderson mentions his dumbass driveway… wtf?

////Realizes that as a Bengal, he’s obligated to let everyone down

rockingdog
rockingdog

Found a funny:

Teaching STEM without teaching the Humanities is how you get Spider-Man villians.

Teaching Theater without teaching the Humanities is how you get Batman villians.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Hey, that Husky dog stole my dog’s name! (Actually, my Millie is officially Mildred.)

Also: I have always found the name Phyllis somewhat strangely erotic. Can not explain. I mean, the first Phyllis I can remember was the Diller one, so obviously not rooted in that.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I dated a girl named Phyllis quite seriously. She was moderately erotic. She was actually named after Phyllis George, I think. I’ll ask her.