Your “He’d Want It This Way” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

Beerguyrob

There’s nothing of note today in the NFL, so I’ll save what there is for tomorrow.

As you’ve learned earlier today in Don_T’s excellent post, we lost a member of the [DFO] pantheon.

It has been, to say the least, a very shocking revelation. To the point where I’ve tried to get my regular work done today, but I keep drifting back here to try & add words to what I’ve said or edit down the rambling I’ve done.

Seamus was not just one of the mainstays of this site, he was its heart soul dealer conscience. He saw [DFO] as a collective, not a hierarchy. He had a boundless imagination, as evidenced in his fictional pieces, and was very supportive of other people who wanted to contribute to the site. He had his vision, but wasn’t afraid to let people take their own direction. He had a firm grasp of his convictions, would defend them to his last, and wanted others to – if not respect them – at least acknowledge them and his attempts to make the site better by upholding them.

Then he would jam a Green Day song down your throat as some kind of ancillary point related to the conversation.

Most everyone at the site had a run-in with Seamus at one time or another – usually about some minor misinterpretation in word meaning or context. But he wasn’t afraid to let you know you’d crossed a line, and he was damned sure going to make you tell him what you meant by your words, so he could hold you to account for them & force you to account for how you’d used them. It forced many of us to be cognizant of the readers, and usually helped us keep our writing to a standard. Not necessarily a high or moral standard – we’re dick jokes, not Deadspin – but a standard that we wouldn’t be embarrassed to be called out upon. And that made him a good dude.

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Beyond that, he hated Duke,

loathed noted academic frauds North Carolina,

and loved the NC State Wolfpack.

I would like to think Jimmy V’s parting words were also his mantra. Both were gamers, right to the end.

We will be hosting a memorial in his honour on Friday, in what would have been his regular Sexy Friday spot. Drop by and read what the [DFO] contributors, including me (beyond what I’ve said here), have to say about him, and feel free to share a few words of your own. If you’ve never commented before, now would be an excellent time to register. We’d like to hear from you, even at this dark time.


Tonight’s … entertainment?:

  • Wrasslin’:
    • AEW Dynamite – 8:00PM | TNT / TSN2
    • NXT – 8:00PM | USA
  • NASCAR Cup Series:
    • From Darlington (S.C.) Raceway – 7:30PM | FS1
      • A Cup Series 500km (?) race from Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.
  • Korea Baseball Organization:
    • LG Twins at Samsung Lions – 2:30 AM | ESPN2
  • Ultimate Tag – 9:02PM | FOX
    • Hosted by JJ Watt.
      • So you know it’s classy & honours God & Houston.
    • Competitors must vault, dodge, tumble and dive their way through several different epic, three-dimensional courses. All the while, the contestants will be chased by resident taggers, larger-than-life characters who have a range of incredible and jaw-dropping athletic skills.
      • Think “American Gladiators”, but fewer steroids & more parkour.
  • What We Do in the Shadows – 10:00PM | FX
    • The vampires decide to open their home to an old nemesis who’s down on his luck; Guillermo grapples with the fact that he is descended from Abraham Van Helsing.

God – I think he’d hate everything listed above. Except, maybe, the Korean cheerleaders at the baseball game. He sure as shit wouldn’t want me eulogizing him; he’d just scream about dog photos.

Nevertheless, drop down & don’t be afraid to say what’s on your mind. It doesn’t have to be Seamus-related. Not everything has to be dark – I’m sure Moose will lighten / sexually confuse the mood with a gif party, and that will be welcome. Say what you need, or save it until Friday. Your words; your choice.

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A Canadian man-child of indeterminate age, he stays young by selling alcohol at sporting events and yelling at the patrons he serves. Their rage nourishes his soul, and their tips pay for his numerous trips to various sporting events.
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Cuntler

So I haven’t been around as much as I used to be, and my wife and I have an agreement not to use phones at night until the kids go to sleep (which is usually when we go to sleep), so I have missed 99% of the open threads over the last 2 or 3 years. Anyway, a lot of you know my Dad passed away from complications from Parkinson’s about 5 years ago (May 2015) when KSK was still up and running, and the subsequent demise of that site (July 31, 2015) made for a shitty year. Then when this site started on wordpress right before KSK was murdered (https://kskkommenters.wordpress.com/), it was a great distraction from my dad’s passing, and everyone was so friendly and accepting. Back then you were all always were a virtual shoulder to lean on and outlet for venting and everything else. The expansion of DFO and the inclusion and participation of non-KSKers like tWBS always made this place great, and even though I haven’t been around on the open threads and haven’t met most of you in real life, I appreciate what you all have done for everyone here, and the outpouring of supporting for tWBS and his family upon his passing is fucking amazing. I guess what I am saying is that in the worst of times, community (including modern online ones like this) still give me hope for the world.

Anyway, have a great Memorial Day weekend, and keep doing what you are doing. I’m good for a beer if anyone is ever in the Denver area.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo-UKCxCglg

jjfozz

I’m playing Green Day all day today.

Game Time Decision

DUD…starts sobbing.

Brick Meathook
ALXMAC

I’m a transplant from KSK (mostly read/ very rarely commented) and more often visited Filmdrunk. I was skeptical of this new site [DOOR FLIES OPEN]; tWBS is the one that changed that.

Many a late night over the past few years, I would get home from work and immediately check in (after taking a dump) on the nights thread.

The most active off-season participants were Moose (of course), Unsurprised, WCS, and tWBS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrs4bLJUA2U

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

tWBS never left you hanging.

yeah right

One last note:

I hear that our friend was suffering and knew it wasn’t good but also realized the dangers of visiting an ER.

Rather than bringing the virus home to possibly inflict his at risk Mother.

He abstained.

I can’t come up with a better description of Seamus.

Cheers brother.

One last time.

Brick Meathook

I noticed a difference in his posts in the last six weeks, but that also coincided with the pandemic and also my own leaving Montreal and suddenly working remotely. As this night goes on, I’m feeling Mark’s death more and more personally. Not that I could have stopped it, but that I didn’t appreciate his friendship when he was alive, and he was a guy who made friends.

SonOfSpam

I feel like it’s not a coincidence that tWBS passed and now there’s suddenly proof of a parallel universe where time runs backwards. (In that universe, he’s hittin on 70 year old ladies and having success)

Virtual hugs and cheers to y’all.

Bogdanski

No overweight, demented, racist uncle should ever outlive their nephew who is the only person taking off them.

King Hippo

Is true, hate keeps one alive. Only the good die young, yada yada.

King Hippo

Also, WHAT AM I TO DO DURING HOOPSBALL SEASON, ALL OTHER WOLVEN SORT ARE LURKERS ONLY.

/deffo pray for tWBS’ mom, she has really been kicked in the stomach by life

WCS

I will, How are you holding up? I mean, generally?

King Hippo

The disruption of the space/time continuum surely helps one stay emotionally distant. It’s not healthy, but it gets one by.

Hope you and the family are well, HAIL BLEERGH.

Horatio Cornblower

Good to see you friend. Stick around.

King Hippo

Yes, I need this place. I am just not coping well with the outside world at present, and tend to go into a shell when that is the case.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I know the feeling, and it’s been happening to me too. Thank god for this place and these people.

King Hippo

Repeating from Don’s thread (which of course I missed in normal time thanks to a Sudafed nap) – fuck off, Darkest Timeline.

yeah right

We love you Mr Hippo.

And we are in need of more barely understandable footy posts.

WCS

I know we’re all pretty low right now, but, this scene never fails to crack me up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb_LBHgihuo&t=6s

Brick Meathook

All night long I’ve been reflecting on tWBS, and I realize I lost a friend.

Horatio Cornblower

I am drunk and listening to loud and fast music and if bars were open I would absolutely be in jail right now.

Fucking Christ am I angry.

A few years ago a very good friend of mine had a brother die young an unexpectedly. I went to the service to support my friend and his family, although I’d never met and obviously didn’t know the brother. The presiding minister talked about the brother leaving one shore on a boat and then arriving at the next shore, (Heaven? Sure, why the fuck not?) just as his sails disappeared from the first shore. Then he asked if anyone wanted to come up and speak.

It was all I could do not to go up there and say how pissed I was about how his shitty metaphors were trying to cover up the grief that my friend’s family was so obviously feeling at the loss of a still young child. Fuck that, preacher, and fuck you.

I feel the same way tonight. I could go on, but I’ll leave it at that. Here’s to you Seamus. This one ins’t loud or angry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A-pRJxCKR8

Gratliff

Welp, time to watch the Owen Hart episode

WCS

Trying to cheer yourself up, eh?

Horatio Cornblower

Let me know how it ends.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

U*NC is a permanent fixture in the dfo lexicon

Brick Meathook

The first DFOer I ever met was BFC, who had recently moved to L.A., and I met him at the Harbor Room in Playa del Rey, where I live. (The Harbor Room is a little hole in the wall that is like a time machine back to 1965, and completely unironically). tWBS (the second DFOer I met) arrived 30 minutes later, visiting L.A. (boy he loved Venice), and after 20 minutes I had to get a taxi to go to LAX to fly back east (I had my bag with me). I loaned tWBS my bowl (charged with weed) to keep until I came back four days later, and Balls, BFC, RTD, tWBS, and I met at Mo’s in Playa for lunch, and Seamus returned my bowl with great thanks. This was before pot was even legal in California.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

FACT CHECK: True

Horatio Cornblower

My son graduated from UConn this year. Because he, and a number of his friends, couldn’t march some very well-connected friends of ours put together a parade involving two legitimate race-cars, three fire engines, three state police cruisers, an ambulance, and 30-40 cars full of relatives and drove through town to beep at 7 kids who finished college.

Naturally we hung around afterwards to drink 6′-10′ away from each other then I came home. Whereupon I was faced with the decision to have one more beer or go to bed early so I could get up early and prepare for that 11:00 am expert deposition that some asshole (me) scheduled for tomorrow.

I drank the beer. Tomorrow can take care of itself, and this year can go fuck itself in the ear.

Bogdanski

Still waiting for the post where it’s just big joke…..

Fuck…..

Goddammit, seriously? This sucks.
RIP

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Lifting weights did make me feel any better. Nor did listening to Titus Andronicus while I did it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDwltcAo_Bg

Horatio Cornblower

My workout tonight was far more intense and angry than usual.

I’m not saying it actually produced any results, mind you, just I was far more intense and angry than usual.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_CSYLddFRA

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

It was definitely more productive than mine, which was just plain sad.

WCS

In honor of Seamus, I’m drinking freezer tequila.

Cheers, bud.

Senor Weaselo

I have freezer rum while the parentals are cleaning out a Florida apartment (my grandfather wants to rent his).

Of course I’m currently at Senorita Weaselo’s, not drinking freezer rum.

Don T

My cousin sent me this
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Gratliff

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Gratliff

Context probably matters here. The Gangstas made a name for themselves in Smoky Mountain Wrestling. They made bank by getting the white crowds to hate them, and the crowds would get New Jack fired up by doing things like yelling racial slurs at him, which would cause him to say increasingly outlandish shit to piss them off.
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Horatio Cornblower

I have yet to watch their chapter on ‘Dark Side of the Ring’, but I am really looking forward to it.

Brick Meathook

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“I feel sorry for the victims of the double murder, although I guess I was a victim also. I guess there were three victims that night. Nicole Simpson, some waiter, and me.”

Sharkbait

That one cuts deep

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Thanks, that made me laugh.

Brick Meathook

Places I hung with Mark/tWBS:

1) The Harbor Room, Playa del Rey
2) Mo’s, Playa del Rey,
3) The Frolic Room, Hollywood
4) Dublin’s Pub, Downtown L.A.
5) La Cita, DTLA (Shitshow Bingo!)
6) Redwood, DTLA

BeylesMuse

Following from afar (lurking) for longer than I care to admit, I liked the man, in that internet stranger kinda way. And even though I had shook my head in his general direction form time to time, I looked forward to his posts and comments. A fuckin’ sucker punch to be sure.

Even though we have heard the weaselly “our thoughts and prayers” too many times, please share some for the mother of tWBS.

And because he’s the opposite of Green Day:

BeylesMuse

“https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGCi5LUJRnY”>

BeylesMuse

Well I tried to link it-just use your imaginations.

Mr. Ayo

Just remove the quotes and angle brackets

BeylesMuse
Redshirt

Don’t feel too bad. It took me multiple posts to figure out how to post YouTube videos. I was waiting to be doxed and to have someone show up at my door to show me to to post them.

Mr. Ayo

^^^ Quick learrner!

Might be too smart for this place.

BeylesMuse

Durrrrrrrr me no brain, have the dumb

Mr. Ayo

You could have just edited your first post. So looks like you’re stuck here.

Horatio Cornblower

You’re a John Prine fan and a Seamus fan. Stick around.

BeylesMuse

Perhaps the smallest of Venns.

Brick Meathook

What? They almost completely overlap. Might be one solid circle.

Viva La Tabula Raza

I just ain’t gonna be able to hang here tonight. Makes me even more depressed than I have been recently.

Sharkbait

Understandable. Be well. We’re all here for each other.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I’ve typed out like a dozen comments and erased them without posting. It’s really hard to know what to say at a time like this.

Redshirt

No problem. Just know we’re all here for you, whether you signed in or not.

litre_cola

Be well internet friend.

herodotus450

Did tWBS use a different name on the old site? Digging around in The Archives and dont see his name anywhere.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

There are archives?

Redshirt

Yeah. Its fun rereading past games.

herodotus450

Well there’s a shoebox in my attic of webzone pages I printed out. And if you don’t want the world to know you took “The Stone Roses” in a Kommenter draft of desert island albums from 2013, you better respond to my blackmail note.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Pfft. I’d take it again tomorrow. That album rules.

Horatio Cornblower

Like two songs have held up.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

EVERY SINGLE SONG ON THAT ALBUM IS GREAT AND THEY FIT TOGETHER PERFECTLY FRONT TO BACK (LITERALLY BECAUSE ONE OF THE SONGS IS THE MUSIC FROM THE PREVIOUS SONG PLAYED BACKWARDS WITH A DIFFERENT VOCAL PART) AND I HAVE NEVER GOTTEN TIRED OF LISTENING TO IT.

Don T

tWBS was not on KSK. He was like the humans in The Matrix who had no sockets in the back of the neck.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Please don’t disparage his memory by implying that he hung out at big stupid underground raves.

Redshirt

(in Heaven)

Angel: “He’s just sitting there watching past NFL games on the 50 yard line.”
Jesus Christ: “My son, why are you watching football? Don’t you want to reunite with your deceased loved ones? Or meet past historical figures? Or meet God?”
tWBS: “I’ve been without sports for three months. I have all eternity to meet God.”
Jesus Christ: “Is this Super Bowl 52?”
tWBS: “Yup, its just started.”
(sit down next to tWBS)
Jesus Christ: (grabs a water bottle) “Want some wine?”
tWBS: “Nah, I grabbed a fresh beer from the Beer Tree. I’m good.”

Mr. Ayo

Jesus Christ: “You know about the Beer Tree already?”
tWBS: “Yeah, Eve showed me around.”
Jesus Christ: “Wait, you already met Eve?”
tWBS: “Yep, biblically too. All forgiven about the snake deal now.”
Jesus Christ: “….”

Horatio Cornblower

Jesus Christ: “Jesus Christ!”
tWBS: (fist bumps JC) “You know what I’m talkin’ about.”

litre_cola

ADR Jicarel with a 1-0 lead! Hell yes there is hot Costa Rican action.
Saprissa up at 8 pm. Gamblor be praised.

scotchnaut

Sales Rep: “Crap! I forgot to order the case of fresh chicken!”

Me: “Don’t worry-I’ve got your back. And thighs and drumsticks and breasts.”

herodotus450

“Gah getting these chicken necks is such a pain, isn’t there a better way!?”
Dr. Joe Guillotine: “Have I got the product for you!”

Don T

I support this escalation
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scotchnaut

This tune. It’s for you, Seamus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8t2cXYLuag

scotchnaut

Gonna miss that guy.

Redshirt

(watching replay of 2014 Big 10 Championship Game)

I just loved watching Wisconsin’s reaction to blocking a field goal.

“Yes! Al…” (looks up at scoreboard showing 0-45) “…oh, right.”

scotchnaut

“Something doesn’t seem quite right in the universe right now. Can’t quite put my accelerator foot on it at the moment…”

-An Older, Well-Maintained Pickup Truck Named ‘Dave’

Fronkenshteen

This is my first internet loss. So strange.

Redshirt

If you still have this ancient technology, you can watch DVDs. They’re like flash drives only its shaped like a small thin disc with a hole in the middle.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

One time a site I used to write for (popdose) went down and stayed down because (we thought) the guy running the hosting service died unexpectedly.

This is worse.

litre_cola

Yeah man. Felt like shit since we found out. Our little weirdo family is a lot closer than we think.

Sharkbait

It really is. Like, I’ve felt very odd since I found out. I never met him, but we were strangely close. I looked forward to reading his posts, and enjoyed when he would comment on mine.

It feels odd to react this way about someone I never met, but someone who I was close to, in a roundabout way.

I hate it.

blaxabbath

Brian Moorman could do a great one of these….if Sean Taylor had not KILLED him.

Gratliff

Installed a new enterprise web filter and it appears to be working.

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LemonJello

Who’s more pissed, Kirk or Picard?

Wait. It’s that trollop Janeway, isn’t it?

Redshirt
Game Time Decision

Resistance is futile

Covalent Blonde

Efficacy. Check!

Mr. Ayo

When I asked what fresh new hell today would bring this morning, it wasn’t a challenge dammit!

Anyway, dibs on his freezer vodka.

Don T

I got his old Google+ password. Let’s DM.

scotchnaut

I’ll always remember how much wTBS hated soccer. Here’s hoping that the game he’s watching right now ended up 7-6.

LemonJello

Nope. It’s gotta be “a tWBS” and end nil-nil. After extra time.

Redshirt

My 2nd year college roommate was such a colossal douchebag, he ruined any love I could’ve had for soccer. He was completely obsessed with it. He would make a big deal of going outside to play a pickup game of soccer, like a scout from MLS was going to walk by and go “You! You have IT! Here’s a contract.”

Not knowing the sport, I asked why they give Stoppage Time at the end of halves instead of just stopping the clock when the ball goes dead. He acted as if it was the dumbest question ever and I didn’t even deserve to breathe the same air he does. Well more so.

scotchnaut

Maybe don’t let colossal douchebags dictate what you like and don’t like? I mean, you’re transitioning away from the Republican party anyway, right?

Redshirt

Well, yes. But if/when Trump kills himself drinking bleach and Pence takes over, we’ll see if it sticks. I may have a relapse, depending on if the Republican Party returns to normal.

If not, Ill probably end up Politically Agnostic.

Gratliff

I, for one, will be rooting hard for the Orioles to win…half their games? Maybe? If they try real hard and feel super inspired and “Angels in the Outfield” turns out to be more of a documentary?

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WCS

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Redshirt

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=aboyne

To beat an expert at a game of skill by playing so appallingly that none of his clever tactics or strategies are of any use to him.