Beerguyrob

As is tradition, a version of this must be played to announce the official beginning of summer vacation. This year, I’ve chosen Switzerland’s finest 80s metal band.

Marc Storace gave Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon a real run for his money in the permed mullet department.

 

Which all begs the self-loathing question – how come I couldn’t get laid in the 80s?

Oh right, the eisoptrophobia.

Anyway, to go down the Krokus rabbit hole, I’d forgotten that they built a moderately successful career in the 80s, with a mix of solid beats & one cover song per album.

For every “Screaming In The Night”,

there was a “Ballroom Blitz.

And to back up “Eat The Rich”,

“American Woman”.

It was a tried & true method, best employed by Van Halen in their use of a Kinks songs on their first album, their version of “You’re No Good” from Van Halen II, and their cover of “Pretty Woman” on their fifth.

Krokus, like most 80s metal bands, fell off when the 90s hit, but a version of the band still performs today, with a covers album called “Big Rocks” having come out in 2017 and a “Final tour” COVID-delayed until 2021.


Tonight’s … entertainment?:

  • UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Hooker: From Las Vegas
    • Prelims – 6:00PM | ESPN / TSN
    • Main card – 8:00PM | ESPN / TSN
  • Global Goal: Unite for Our Future Concert – 8:00PM | NBC / CTV
    • A musical celebration of scientists, innovators, health workers, activists and organizations working to develop and distribute COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.
  • Top Rank Boxing on ESPN:
    • Berchelt-Valenzuela (junior lightweights) – 11:00 PM | ESPN / TSN
  • Super Rugby Aotearoa:
    • Crusaders vs. Chiefs – 11:30 PM | ESPN2 / TSN2
  • Australian Football League:
    • Hawthorn vs. North Melbourne – 4:00 AM | FS1

Rock on!

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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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Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!

Joe Biden is so senile he thought his Aunt Jemima bottle was a trophy from the NAACP

Brick Meathook

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Brick Meathook

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Brick Meathook

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ballsofsteelandfury

Swingers approved
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Brick Meathook

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

All right, it’s time for bed. I’m drunk and sentimental but don’t let that detract from anything when I say that I am really grateful to have you folks to stay up late with and drink with and listen to music with.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

Nicely done

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Don T

Interesting.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Brick Meathook

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

More like fight test amirite?

ALXMAC

ALXMAC

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Well you had to know this was going to become a DOUBLE SHOT!

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

God I fucking love this song.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I wanted Late Night, Maudlin Street, but the best Amazon Music could do was Every Day is Like Sunday.

ALXMAC

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

To me this song is intimately connected with the novel Winter’s Tale. I cannot believe they tried to make that book into a movie; Martin Scorcese called in “unfilmable” and he was absolutely right.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Which of course lead to…

Brick Meathook

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

“SOOOOOOOOOON.”

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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ALXMAC

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

“Man, I hate that guy.” – Trent Green

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

And now.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Now listening to Harry Hood while drinking bourbon. I cannot complain about my life.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Want me to do it?

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Current soundtrack:

Gumbygirl

Two words: Ray Harryhausen!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

You guys weren’t helpful so I cracked open the Uncle Nearest

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

God damn you, you made me realize that I’ll be having a hangover either way so I might as well make it a good one.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

How’s the whole water spacer strategy working out?

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I won’t know until tomorrow, but it’s serving as a nice excuse to keep drinking!

Brick Meathook

the once ubiquitous circular-with-a-tower L.A. drive-in diner

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and by daylight

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Dunstan

“See, McDonald’s and I have this understanding….”

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

All this talk about hairy carpenters is getting me all hot and bothered.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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yeah right

Not until I’m fucking vaccinated.

Don T

Sweet dreams!
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