Another Derby Day, Another Ponderance of Life’s Futility

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Look, I know I will watch.  But even with the Shite in direst of form…there’s no fucking hope.  Just hate.  So very much hate.  My prediction is for 1-nil on a late Salah tally.  Because that is what would hurt the most.

Anyway, tis the Spotlight Dance, fuck it all (12:30, NBC).

Free-falling Saints get resurgent Chelski for wakey-wakey time (7:30, NBCSN).  Wakey Reacts Resonably (where the fuck is that guy??) is not until Sunday, though.  Tuchel just might get his blues in line for that coveted 4th ducat to Shempions League glory.  OK, to Glorious Shempions League moneys.

Burnley and West Brom (NBCSN) are the only game in town during the 10:00 window.  We can all contemplate how our sins have merited such punishment from the universe.  As for Clubhouse interests, I suppose a draw is best for Mighty Whitey survival hopes.

Speaking of Litre’s crew, they are in 100% must-win territory, home to Team Knifey (3:00, Peacock).  Surely they can’t fuck this one up…can they?  Poor Knifey, they so ded.

All Sunday Funday fixtures are Peacock-only, and there are some good ones on offer.  Finishing up Rick Perlstein’s excellent Goldwater booky-book “Before the Storm” – so that will keep occupied what little brains I got left.  What y’all up to?

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Reclusive, vulgar Broncos fan. Also a proud fookin' Evertonian. Likely dropped on my head repeatedly as a small child. [Insert George Carlin quote followed by thoughtful nod.]
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bk109

Unrelated – after persistent grilling wifey finally stopped with the whole “why don’t you find X attractive” interrogtation, especially after noticing that I’m comparing them negatively to her 😀 Connected to this is that she’s dropping the kiddos off with the in-laws (next door family has its benefits) so….. GOODNITE YA MASSIVES, catch ya …. well, hopefully after more than 3 minutes of disappointment 😀

WCS

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ballsofsteelandfury

See you in 15!

WCS

Just made biscuits and gravy for the first time. Actually really damn good. Thanks, yeah right!

/Saturday gravy

Now, it’s time for some Cousinfucker hoops

//pours gin

yeah right

Nice. Glad to help. Did you do biscuits from scratch? Because that’s fucking badass if you did.

Love that sausage gravy.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

When I heard that Governor DeSantis was lowering flags to half-mast for Rush Limbaugh’s funeral it reminded me of the time that Rush was about to fuck a Haitian child prostitute but discovered he had forgotten his Viagra.

Dunstan

I won’t be attending the funeral, but I approve of it.

bk109

The funeral or the 21 MLRS battery saturation strike on it… just to double-extra-plus make sure he ded (along with the people that think that even feigning respect / bereavement about his passing is a good idea) ?

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I think it would be a fun twist if instead of sending Rush Limbaugh to traditional hell, God sent him to Black Lesbian Heaven instead.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Also his job is to clean toilets.

Gumbygirl

With his tongue.

bk109

Or … and that’s just an idea – he goes to hell and has to be Idi Amin and Ayatollah Khomeini’s fluffer (dunno which of you taught me that term but …. enjoy the mental image ,ya bastardo!))?

BC Dick

Maybe it’s just me but cleaning toilets in black lesbian heaven seems like a reward

Brick Meathook

That’s probably just you.

Brick Meathook

Here’s part of my morning today, as if any of you care:

https://vimeo.com/514726710

ballsofsteelandfury

Did that make you feel like Sasha Grey?

Mr. Ayo

You took that Bukkake like a champ!

Brick Meathook

You people are lucky that I let you see these videos for free.

ballsofsteelandfury

Do you have a monthly subscription plan?

litre_cola

Haaland doing Haaland things in Germanland.

litre_cola

His hips don’t lie.

Brick Meathook

How the hell did I miss the Tet holiday last week?

Did you ever see the pictures of that one guy? Worst Tet holiday ever.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

LA’s weather forecast for the next two weeks:

https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/5ce9284c-6cf3-4be3-9e5b-983e5a0f6e1e

ballsofsteelandfury

LA Story is such a good movie. Totally nails what it’s like to live here.

Brick Meathook

Los Angeles is the sandwich capital of the world.

litre_cola

I did hear there were good dumplings there.

Fronkenshteen

Damn.

Fronkenshteen

This week, James let it get out that he didn’t like the physicality of the PL. They’re beating the shit out of him.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Gettin’ windy round here.

yeah right

Same. It’s nice and sunny but I had to close the damn windows because of the wind. They also called a stop to the PGA tour at Riviera because of wind.

Fronkenshteen

Put a buck on a 2 leg parlay: Firmino (+160) and Andre Gomes (+1300) to score. Dollar gets ya fifty!

Fronkenshteen

All due respect to Paul Lynde, but he could play Templeton the Rat in a Broadway production of “Charlotte’s Web”.

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Fronkenshteen

“Match Game” with Gene Rayburn is on Amazon Prime. Fucking time machine.

Fronkenshteen

Fuckin’ Ferrari when he makes a run, isn’t he?

litre_cola

Hippo haz a happy!!!!

bk109

Not only him, lol – I put a combo for a first goal for Everton in the fist 10 minutes of the game…. 50 quid’s worth too, hehe

bk109

22 (and change)

Fronkenshteen

HAIL GAMBLOR!!!

bk109

lol, in one of my company’s slack channels there’s a bloody talk about how people should clean up their act in the post #MeToo world… and I must ask – if one’s not been a cunt, a twat or a turd before, what has actually changed?

litre_cola

You need to get your impure thoughts in check tank man.

bk109

Sorry, I’m too sober (but working on it!) to … get that on the first try?

litre_cola

We drew with Liverpool and we are shit.

litre_cola

Nancy who is throwing 2nd stones for Saskatchewan could beat us all 1 by 1 in an arm wrasslin match easy. If you wanted hot curlers this tilt is not for you. I am sure BC Dick did nae include her in his drunken curling ramblings that will go up later.

Horatio Cornblower

This weekend I’ll probably finish a re-read of ‘The Sisters Brothers’ by Patrick DeWitt. It’s very good. Someone described it as being like if Cormac McCarthy had a sense of humor, and that’s pretty accurate.

Horatio Cornblower

You will love it. Right up your demented alley.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Going with it on audible

Horatio Cornblower

It’s also a pretty good movie, but the book is better

Horatio Cornblower

I already drive a Subaru, so I might as well.

bk109

… one of the good Subarus… or a Forrester or the like that should come with free euthanasia kits (for men) ?

Horatio Cornblower

Outback. 2011, (which I bought in August, 2010, but whatever, Marketing Department), with 217K miles on it. Put about 2500 into it as he neared 200K miles and am aiming for 300K.

Of course I’ve put up 6K on it since March, so that may take a little longer than I’d thought.

bk109

I made the mistake of looking that up and … by Jebus, that almost looks like it comes with a pre-filled application to change one’s name to Karen (and a free Karen-style hairKut :D)

Also, a couple of colleagues have those (but I guess the newer model) and they are basically this generation’s Volvo – uggo, but ruggo 😀

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Keep in mind that Horatio lives in central Connecticut. In that region his vehicle is pretty much the equivalent of a Hummer.

bk109

It may be his region’s Hummer, but in his heart of hearts he knows the uncomfortable truth… and he wants to speak to a supervisor or manager about it!

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Horatio Cornblower

This is the most accurate statement you have ever made, and likely ever will make.

Horatio Cornblower

Rikki’s statement, to be clear.

I love the Outback. Probably the best car I’ve ever drive, and a monster in snow. It does tend to be an adventure driving in high winds.

Also Subaru is phasing out standard transmissions, in which case I will be asking to speak to a supervisor or manager about it when I eventually have to replace the car.

bk109

So to preserve whatever manhood you think you’ve had (which I hope for your sake is an undersell 😛 ) you decided to get an obese Datsun hatchback masquerading as a Jeep? … Believe in yerself, get a tank or at least a proper brodozer ! 😛

The Maestro

Dude! I just bought a 2011 Outback! TWINSIES! (Mine has 100K miles on it. Hoping it’ll last a while yet. We’ll see how spring rustproofing goes.)

Dunstan

Weekend goals:
–make some progress on de-cluttering my apartment. Like, I really don’t need to keep remote controls for TVs I don’t own anymore. The gag gift from a Christmas party ten years ago should probably go. The treadmill that broke two years ago is just taking up space.
— speaking of exercise, I should probably try to get a hike in
— cooking and drinking

That’s already an ambitious schedule by my standards.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

If you are willing to brave the prospect of a ticket (I don’t think it’s that big of a risk) you could try the Wisdom Tree hike. Though it’s probably obscenely busy today.

Dunstan

Haven’t done that trail, though I often do the trail up to and past the Griffith Observatory, and one time I did the one that takes you behind the Hollywood sign (separated by a chain link fence). If I have time to do the drive, I like some of the trails in the Santa Monica Mountains behind Malibu.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Yeah, we’re looking to explore those a bit more in the near future. Have only so far done the one by Malibu Seafood.

bk109

You realize that you can fix that treadmill, right? It’s probably not even too expensive/time consuming to do that… OR you just want the excuse to get a newer one? 🙂

Dunstan

Eh, I tried back when it broke. All I accomplished was to make it worse. And I didn’t really like the thing that much anyway.

bk109

Ah, that changes things – I assumed that it was actually a piece of kit you cared about (because you haven’t thrown it out) .. if it’s something that doesn’t hold any particular sentimental value and/or is ded-er after an attempted fix – it’s time for the skip (though as usual – you should dispose of it responsibly)

Dunstan

Yeah, it’s just been taking up space. I haven’t gotten around to tossing it because I’d have to disassemble it at least partly to drag it down the stairs and out the door, but it’s just going to have to be a “put on some podcasts and sit down and get it done” thing.

Dunstan

Yeah, a trampoline in the backyard is probably easier though.

Even during non-COVID times, the thought of dealing with random strangers texting and phoning and coming by my place and hauling this thing out hopefully without gouging the walls or furniture would be more discouraging than just dealing with it myself.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

This is the first weekend of my life that Rush Limbaugh will be dead for. It’s so nice!

I bet his funeral will be today or tomorrow. I hope everyone who attends it gets coronavirus!

Dunstan

Florida is lowering its flags to half-mast in honor of Limbaugh.

However, RTD is still at full mast over Limbaugh’s death.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Florida is such a weird, stupid place.

Horatio Cornblower

Ocean frontage today, shallow coral reef tomorrow. (2050ish)

Horatio Cornblower

If I lived in Florida I would put up a flagpole just to fly one at full height.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

For this specific occasion I’d add another flagpole on top of my existing flagpole so I could fly it at *double* mast.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I just woke up panicked i slept through my alarm and was late for a meeting. Fucking 730 on a Saturday gfy

Fronkenshteen

Thanks, everyone, for all your kind words and thoughts last night. It really meant a lot to me and my family.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I hope your weekend includes whatever tribute to Ruby makes you smile.

bk109