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Hey all, I hope you’re well or well as can be considering all the shit that going on ( pandemic, politics, vaccine roll out, whatever).  In my corner of the world, it was announced today that as of 12:01 AM Thursday that the province of Ontario is under “stay-at-home” orders.  Which basically means stay the fuck home unless getting food or meds, or if you are going to your essential job.  Kidlets to be virtually schooled.  No gatherings.  Delivery or curbside pick up for anything non-essential.  Wow.  I was thinking we’d get a curfew and not the stay at home thing, but understand that something needs to be done with the number of COVID cases through the roof for us.  To me, other than we all need the vaccine, and like NOW, there are no good options.  Trying to not get too negative here, so trying to keep it light today.  So let’s see what else is going on or has in the world.

[Fires up WebCrawler]

Tim Horton, that THAT Tim Horton was born today in 1930 .

Smoking Joe Frazier was also born today in 1944.

And Happy 61st birthday to Dominique Wilkins, who was posterizing people long before it was even a thing.

Since the NHL starts tomorrow, to get you into the spirit of hockey here’s a few hockey things that happened today:

In 1918 Montreal Canadien’s center Joe Malone scores 5 goals in a 9-4 win over Ottawa to become the first 20 goal scorer in NHL history. He goes on to score 44 regular season goals

In 1993 Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  He’d be out of hockey for a bit, but does come back a few month later after radiation treatments are completed.

 

Some rando NFL things that happened on today’s date:

The forward pass was legalized back in 1906.  Norv Turner did not approve.  Now git off my lawn.

In a sign of things to come, in 1946 the Cleveland Rams are given permission to move to LA.

Today in 1969, Super Bowl III was played in the Orange Bowl in Miami, FL. The New York Jets beat Baltimore Colts by a score of 16-7. Non other than our favoUrite drunkin’ QB, Joe Namath, was the game MVP..

[Hippo skip the next paragraph, please, it’s a Donks thing]

Back 2013 the “Mile High Miracle” occurred in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game to put the Denver Broncos ahead of Baltimore Ravens 35-28 with 1:09 remaining, quarterback Joe Flacco heaves 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game. Ravens win in overtime.  Sorry Hippo.

 

Some random history:

New Orleans was purchased from France by the US back in 1803.

In 1583 Holland starts to use the Gregorian calendar.  Netherlands also starts to use this calendar in 1701.

The first Xray photo was taken today back in 1896.  No indication of when the first Xray selfie was taken.

This song peaked at number 1 on the charts back in 1974.

 

There’s some hoops and JV hoops ball on tonight, but let’s be honest we’re not watching much of this roundball thing until whatever they do with March Madness this year, starts. But check your local listings if you are interested (Aka I’m too lazy to look it up and type it out).

Have at it below.  Or not.

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yeah right

I shared this in the clubhouse but some people said after 48 hours the work areas were “low risk.” The same people who said the work areas are low risk in my building that I report to every day since last March, told us we were low risk from an email sent from their homes where they’ve worked every day since last March.

There’s a different connotation of low risk in play here.

yeah right

So work wise we’re in a holding pattern. The back half of the building had 2 positive tests and the 3rd makes us a cluster which means health department intervention AKA a cluster fuck.

My group is cool so far. We’re in a secure area, isolated from the rest of the building but, goddamn.

Goddamn.

Brick Meathook

If you need a pall bearer just shoot me a text.

Gumbygirl

Cats, man

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Viva La Tabula Raza

Same song, different interpretation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ISLRVZLlNo

Senor Weaselo

Well, that’s not good.

Brick Meathook

This might be the funniest thing I’ve read this entire year.

Sharkbait

The internet of things has gone too far

Recovery Whiskey

There are some things that just should not be turned over to the internet, among them: Home heat controls, water heaters, and male chastity devices.

rockingdog

real talk

they got national guard troops

they got razor wire on the tops of fences

surrounding the capital

gotta figure place is now a GREEN ZONE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Zone

Viva La Tabula Raza

Read on down in the History to see how many times the Baghdad Green Zone has been attacked. DC is still threatened, I think.

Don T

I remember Steve Smith just tearing through teams that season he returned a punt in the playoff against the Jints. Larry Fitzgerald too, the season of the last PIT Superb Owl win.
Guess what I’m trying to say is that the most successful & memorable (i.e., recent), MEASTY playoff run was Flacco’s. 🤷🏼‍♂️

Don T

DOMINIQUE WLKINS IS 61?!
/stammers
//shakes fist at universe
///goes up to read rest of post

SonOfSpam

Ten years older than I am!

Guess which one of us can still dunk???

Viva La Tabula Raza

Same age as me. But I could never dunk.
Also, last San Antonio Spur to wear #21 before Tim Duncan.

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SonOfSpam

You just needed magic pixie dust*

*cocaine

Viva La Tabula Raza

Tried that for several years and still no joy. Well, no joy in dunking a basketball, anyway.

scotchnaut

He can still dunk on your head, if that’s any consolation.

/looking for a charge foul while standing directly under the hoop? Don, I thought you were better than that…

Gumbygirl

People talk about Jordan, and he was amazing, but I have never seen anyone like Dominique. He really was the human highlight reel.

scotchnaut

The first time I was aware of him was reading a Street and Smiths mag. The Georgia Bulldogs preview mentioned that they had recruited a kid that ‘could jump out of the gym’. The next spring I was reading a sports paper and saw a kid in a pic whose hand (gripping the ball) was at least a foot above the other rebounders trying to slam a rebound dunk. Wowzers!

Viva La Tabula Raza

But was he really out of the building, or was that just hyperbole?

yeah right

If my work was the movie Pulp Fiction then this is the scene where The Wolf shows up. Think they’re going to do the whole ultra violet light thing too.

The cleaners are here!

Sharkbait

But is the provided coffee gourmet shit?

yeah right

Not my regular coffee.

That was actually pretty cool. They had these hand held misters that also blasted UV rays. Hit everywhere.

Redshirt

Damn, that was a good scene.

Sharkbait

The Bonnie Situation is the best part of that fantastic movie.

Recovery Whiskey

Winston Wolf is the patron saint of IT consultants. Pretty please, with sugar on top, restore the f’n logfile.

herodotus450

Somehow, instead of doing anything to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, the trump administration found time to defend the requirement that the abortion pill MUST be dispensed in person, despite said pandemic.
And somehow the Supreme Court decided to hear this case and find in the administration’s favor.

Senor Weaselo

Because of fucking course they did.

rockingdog

LOL thats RANDOM

Today is Edmund Burke’s birthday. “Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.”

Sharkbait

Stoked for hockey season to be back. I hope Baby Shark enjoyed her 1 week of a parent not screaming at a New York based sports team on TV

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SonOfSpam

So Buffalo ain’t a New York team?

Elitist.

Sharkbait

I didn’t have enough money on the Bills to yell at them.

Senor Weaselo

Hey, there’s Cornell, considered the most depressing of the Ivys!

Senor Weaselo

I’m missing the opener due to a recording session. I’ll watch the intros on the Intertubes and we’ll see what Coldplay song they use this year.

Sharkbait

Its always Coldplay isnt it?

Redshirt

I think I’ll just watch a little Marvel before I call it a night.

The First 20 Films in Marvel Cinematic Universe at Once – YouTube

rockingdog
TheRevanchist

When you are truly an asshole.

Gumbygirl

Hiz daddy sez he’s a good boy!

TheRevanchist

Just get to know him. He’s not a terrorist! He’s caucasian!

rockingdog

LOL

senators are bitching that they have to

go thru metal detectors in order to cast their votes

bitches be bitches

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litre_cola

I was reading that. What the fuck? Dudes with guns just stormed the place last week!!?!?!?!?

Redshirt

found a funny:

> “So, you get Bob from Robert, Bill from William, Fred from Frederick and Harry from Harrison. How do you get Dick from Richard?”
> “Ask nicely.”

litre_cola

I can make a phone call.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

#CHUCKDONE according to sources.

Hmm. If I start drinking now, I can probably get a good five hours in before bedtime.

Redshirt

I don’t know. The eyes and nose are off to me.

Besides if Chuck Norris was there, if he was defending the Capital, the riot would’ve been roundhouse kicked across the Potomac OR if he was part of the riot, the House and the Senate would’ve been roundhouse kicked back to the Congress of the Confederation.

To the best of my knowledge, neither happened, which suggests he wasn’t there.

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Senor Weaselo

Judging by the fact he’s super-right-wing, and at least at one point a Texas secessionist, it’s for the best that he wasn’t.

Redshirt

Yeah. In all seriousness:

I can excuse him being there for the speech and even the march to the Capital (the Right to Assembly and the Right to be an Idiot are the two most fundamental rights for all Americans), but if he choose not to follow these idiots into the Capital and just sat back like slowing down to gawk at the scene of an accident, I call “No Harm, No Foul”. We may disagree with his views, but we can’t disagree with his rights to express them peacefully.

Now if he went into Congress, may his beard be shaved with a dull spoon.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Doesn’t he have Putin up inside his asshole? Oh wait, that’s the other RW Kung Fool. But Seagal was married to Kelly LeBrock for a while. Noice.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Guh, sorry everybody. I meant that Chuck Pagano is retiring.

Senor Weaselo

Andy Reid is disappointed. He had his fork and his bib and everything!

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Someone killed one of the Trump insurrectionists that stormed the Capitol!

https://www.newsweek.com/georgia-man-arrested-pro-trump-capitol-riot-dies-suicide-1561005

TheRevanchist

A conspiracy! He must have known too much, like how to wipe properly (though I doubt it) or how to not live with mom (also doubt it).

SonOfSpam

He was from Georgia, and his last name was Georgia.

He voted for Trump, and after he shot himself his body hit the floor with a trump.

SPOOKY.

rockingdog

Trump can’t twitter threat right now. WH staff can’t lean in, they’re half out the door. Leadership isn’t in position to pressure – a mob attacked while they were voting. Conservative media can’t use the tone they so often do. All institutional whip levers marginalized. A first.

thats ROCKING

Redshirt

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

scotchnaut

If the Dems could, just this one time, step on the throat of the opposition party-LIKE THEY’VE SEEN IT DONE TO SO MANY MEMBERS OFTHEIR OWN PARTY, FOR FUCK SAKE-just this one time, that would be okay.

SonOfSpam

Yes, we’re in a position to dominate, and we will fuck it up historically.

PUT STACEY ABRAMS IN CHARGE OF EVERYTHING.

Redshirt

Oh, Thank God, its not just me. I thought my opinion of her was just my grandfathers’ racism showing up in me.

SonOfSpam

Actually, my opinion of Ms Abrams is quite high and my all caps thing was not sarcastic. She was the one most responsible for flipping Georgia.

Redshirt

Aw, shit. I guess I am a little racist after all.

But, unlike my Conservative Brethren, at least I can admit it and acknowledge its a fault that needs overcome.

Actually, I don’t know much about her. All I know is her dispute of her election loss, she’s used that to explore her publicity and she has a pronounced gap in her front teeth.

SonOfSpam

No sweat, we all have our upgradeable parts. Her election loss WAS shady as shit, especially since her opponent was the existing SoS and essentially ran his own gubernatorial election. They purged the everloving fuck out of the voter rolls (especially in “urban” areas) and did other standard-issue GOP election fuckery. She probably would’ve easily won a “straight” election, and put all her energy into 2020 elections, and was really successful. Anyway, she does have a gap in her teeth.

Redshirt

Then good for her! I always love a Revenge Best Served Cold story.

I can also refer her to a good Orthodontist though.

scotchnaut

“Glad you brought it up, Redshirt-someway, somehow, it’s an indication that she’s not fit to hold office. We’ll be drilling down on this.”

-Fox News

Senor Weaselo

Remember Avenue Q…

Redshirt

Aw, great! Now I want to f*** Kellyanne Conway and I have weird, confusing, but surprisingly not entirely wrong feelings about Donald Trump. This is the worst YouTube walk ever!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuH7S0kS-RU

Redshirt
Viva La Tabula Raza

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rockingdog

found a funny:

cant imagine how furious all clown fish are. everytime we see them we’re like look it’s Nemo and they just have to clench their little fins and swim away like “my name is fuckin Steven”

Bloody Lethal

Just how bad are the Detroit Red Wings supposed to be this year?

herodotus450

Pretty bad, but not as bad the historic laughingstock of the league 2019-20 Detroit Red Wings.

scotchnaut

Any talent in the pipeline?

litre_cola

They have all been laid off. THANK TRUDEAU!

scotchnaut

I’m not going to lie, I accidentally copied and pasted a comment I made on a Pornhub vid.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

That’s My Raiders!

rockingdog

bahahahaha

SonOfSpam

So enjoyable!

Redshirt

I know 2020 was shit and all, but based on the first 11 days, I’m not that fond of 2021.
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scotchnaut

“A promise ring after I eat out the center.”

-A. Reid

Bloody Lethal

Unless it’s made of broccoli–ick!

Redshirt

Buckeye candies (balls of peanut butter coated in chocolate)

Buckeye candy – Wikipedia

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SonOfSpam

So…round Reese’s. And some Ohio loser took credit.

Redshirt

The origin of Buckeye balls | Newsroom With A View (guylucas.com)

Sounds like its from Oklahoma. We just stole it from them, presumably as payback from their ancestors stealing land from already misplaced Native Americans. Not entirely even, but close.

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SonOfSpam

Ok, as long as it was injuns.

Viva La Tabula Raza

T-2 Buckeyes. Ugly ass Navy jet trainer. Built by North American at Air Force Plant 85 on the south side of the Columbus Airport. AF Plant 85 is now a huge DSW Shoes warehouse. I did environmental restoration there from 2010-2013.comment image?fit=1740%2C1031&ssl=1

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Brick Meathook

The Dodge Chicago plant was built during World War II and was the largest building in the world at that time (it covered 30 city blocks).

They built the engines for the B-29 bomber there, and when the Japanese surrendered production was halted immediately.

After the war Preston Tucker built his Tucker cars in that building.

It still exists and it’s now where they make Tootsie Roll candies.

Gumbygirl

I fucking love Buckeyes! Best thing to ever happen in Ohio, hands down.

Brick Meathook

This post made me wonder about which NFL franchises have moved to different cities the most.

The Rams started in Cleveland and then moved to L.A. and then moved to St. Louis and then moved back to L.A.

The Cardinals (the oldest franchise in the NFL) started in Chicago then moved to St. Louis then moved to Arizona.

The Chargers started as an AFL team in L.A. then moved to San Diego then moved back to L.A.

The Raiders started in Oakland then moved to L.A. then moved back to Oakland then moved to Las Vegas.

The Colts moved from Baltimore to Indianapolis (although the franchise has a long complex history before Baltimore).

The Browns moved from Cleveland to Baltimore and became the Ravens. The current browns are a new franchise.

The Oilers moved from Houston to Tennessee and became the Titans.

Did I leave anybody out?

scotchnaut

The Moose moved from KSK to DFO and became invisible.

Viva La Tabula Raza

IIRC, the Cardinals were Phoenix (in which town they never played) Cardinals from 1988 thru 1994, when they became the AZ Cardinals. And the wiki tells me that they played at Sun Devil Stadium thru 2005, when they moved from Tempe to the current stadium in Glendale. Does that count?

Brick Meathook

Well then, the Washington Football Team (a name I’m increasingly liking) moved from Boston to D.C. and then to RalJon (Landover) MD.

And both the Jets and the Giants moved from New York City to New Jersey.

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Viva La Tabula Raza

There’s a few other teams that don’t play in the actual town after which they are named in addition to those.
Paradise, Orchard Park, Santa Clara, Arlington, Inglewood (x2). I’ll give partial credit for Miami Gardens.

Redshirt

You may have left out some regional movements (Washington from DC to Virginia) and city names (Boston to New England; Phoenix to Arizona), but not bad.

Brick Meathook

The Washington Football Team’s practice facility is in Virginia, but they played their games in D.C. and now in Maryland.

TheRevanchist

The Lions moved from the cellar to the basement.

Viva La Tabula Raza

And used to play in Pontiac, a town that shares its name with a defunct auto manufacturer.

scotchnaut

Dan Quinn was hired as DC of the Cowboys. Typical of Dallas to not even consider anyone from the far more successful Marvel Universe.

scotchnaut

I’m guessing we responsible monkeys in the northern part of Ontario get that lockdown lifted within 10-14 days. Doug Ford, simply because he listens to health officials, is the first Conservative Premier I might think about supporting (voting for) going forward.

TheRevanchist

Wait. Didn’t that guy die of a drug overdose or something? I must be getting old and confusing Fords with Ferraris.

scotchnaut

Um, I thought it was cancer?

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

It’s funny how different people have different definitions of the word “heartbreaking”. To me, “heartbreaking” is the whimpering noise my dog makes when I accidentally pet her on the spot that’s still sore from her rabies vaccination this morning. To other people, the statement Miriam Adelson made about the death of her husband Sheldon – who Mark Davis pulled a heel turn on in putting together the Raiders stadium deal – was “heartbreaking”. But to me, reading about Sheldon Adelson’s death was “funny”.

SonOfSpam

Yes. A dog hurting for any reason is tragic.

Sheldon Adelson hurting for any reason is sexy.

Dunstan

“Well, Joe Namath and forward passes do go together.” — S. Kolber