Love Not The Wronger

Sunday morning - a quiet suburban household before breakfast “Family meeting!” Each person in the house dreaded those words. No one likes talking about their feelings ever, unless there are cameras and a paycheque, and the situation is always worse when the person at the perceived centre of the tension refuses to

Your “Sequels Are Never As Good” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

NFL Nuggets: https://twitter.com/Patriots/status/1204227854898208769 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L397TWLwrUU What Florio is already calling "Spygate 2" (Electric Boogaloo) involves the Patriots "Not the football operation" film crew filming the Bengals sideline for eight solid minutes from the press box. Belichick claims no involvement in the affair: "I'm really focused on getting ready for the Bengals here." "We're

Your “Every Day Brings A Different Milestone” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: JERRAH doubled down on Wednesday, during an interview on NFL Network, ostensibly to promote the annual Red Kettle Campaign.  The money quote, which will be everywhere, was, "How about let's win some ballgames". Further adding, "I think all of us, including the fans, want to win a damn

BattleBots Beat: Ode to a Giant Robot

Welcome back to the Beat! This week should be the Beaties, a nice wrap-up (except for the bonus fights) and at least cromulent award post, even though there aren't any good fasteners left to have as awards. Nuts and bolts are from BattleBots, the Giant Screw was a joke award,

BattleBots Beat: Still Not a Sweet 16 (and also Your “Hoisting Giant Nuts” Championship Friday Evening Open Thread)

Welcome back to the Beat! Last time out, HyperShock was hoisted on its own petard, Son of Whyachi actually got revenge, and Cobalt had good enough DI to not get killed off the top by Minotaur's up smash, even if it still lost the fight. And then after press time

BattleBots Beat: The 25-Bot Bracket (…Kinda)

Hi everyone, welcome back to the Beat! Last week, Brazil beat the FC-named team, Bite Force went a ho-hum 4-0, and Hydra grabbed the torch from Bronco. This week, it's a special playoff thing, but it's not the top 16! The powers that be that is known as the BattleBots Tournament

BattleBots Beat: Okay, Panic

Welcome back to the Beat! Last time out, Yeti made Redshirt sad, Bronco went retro, and HyperShock still couldn't beat Bite Force. That's okay, nobody else currently in the field can! This has been your reminder that the only robot to beat Bite Force in 3+ seasons is Chomp with

All Apologies to Lewis Carroll: The DFO Indianapolis Colts 2019 Preview

THE ANDREWLUCKY ’Twas brillig, and the boring Colts        Did gyre and gimble in the 'Nap:  All drunkish were the cheering dolts,        Gravy'd sacks of fatty crap. ω “Protect the AndrewLuck, my son!        The fragile arm, the aching back!  Beware the Watt and Clowney pair,        And hand it off to Mack!” ω  He took his ovoid ball in