Your Christmas Eve Eve Open Thread

Don’t know about you carbon-based erg units but things started winding down at my work spot yesterday afternoon. Today the normal 8-9 hour cycle was compressed into 3 or 4 because there’s nothing much to do. It’s sorta fitting that this occurs at this time at the end of the year because every other holiday we run around like crazy people trying to get our jobs done/clients happy.

The “Tons O’Sports Holiday-Specific ExtravaGonzo” (patent pending) continues unabated. Louisville, Oklahoma, Baylor and SMU are playing tonight youngmen-basketball-wise. Oldermen basketball playing features Cle, Ind, SA, GS and OKC. Boise State is up 14-0 very early on some sort of sacrificial lamb and Georgia Southern/Bowling Green will provide lots of “those guys have football programs?” comments later on this evening football-speaking. No NHL tonight [sheds tear] but there’s no baseball either [smiles]. Check in, hang out-do that thing that you do.

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Horatio Cornblower

It’s 65 and humid here in Connecticut. The windows are open and I’m wearing shorts. The irony of saying “fuck El Nino” on Xmas Eve is not lost on me.

Beastmode Ate My Baby

HA! Finally finished the Moosemas Holiday Special, so now I can…

Guys?

Guys?

Aw, man…

entropy

I’m still here!

Thanks to yet another insomnia attack, I’m watching Spotlight, which is a very good movie, and although it’s a fictionalized account of a very real story, it is making me shake with rage. This is not a movie to watch at night. If you have anything resembling a soul, you will probably hate everyone involved in the underlying issue, from the priests responsible, to the motherfuckers who covered it up and decided to protect the institution rather than uphold the ideals for which it stands, to the fucking PR hacks who tried to spin and package and massage this fucking vileness to present the church that sheltered these pigmen in the best possible light. I stopped buying into the religion stuff back when I was still in Catholic school (went from first to eight grade), for my own reasons completely unlike this horror, but damn I want to light churches on fire right now.

Merry Christmas, here’s a fucking nightmare for everyone.

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blordinaryfagicmox
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Horatio Cornblower

Food is prepared for my family invasion tomorrow, thanks to my wife. Fridge is stocked with beer, thanks to me. The tree has been put up, taken down, cut to a better size and put back up, thanks to my son and I. The presents are all wrapped, thanks to mostly my wife but there are enough downstairs that look like Helen Keller wrapped them so that you know I “helped.”

Did someone say something about a beer?

Old School Zero

I have a delicious 9.5%er going here. I’m already lying down and I’m going to stay that way.

Horatio Cornblower

It’s 11:30 here and too late to start drinking beer and still get up early enough to get ready for the relatives.

It is not, however, too late to get three fingers of good bourbon into my system and read the paper and goddammit, that’s what’s gonna happen.

Senor Weaselo

I feel like you need a smoking jacket and a pipe. And some slippers, because why not.

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No pants; let ’em swing.

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ballsofsteelandfury

That’s how I like my women!

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I added some to MIS last beer post if yuuse is interested. I ventured into the fucking selection liquor store again and stared at the cooler for a half an hour so I’ll have some more this weekend I’ll let you know about.

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Numbnuts.

Old School Zero

A strong tripel and Hannibal season 3 on blu ray. I’m in the zone.

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WCS


Man up, Wyatt.

blordinaryfagicmox
blordinaryfagicmox

Hey go easy on him, he was 18 and doing the best job he could as mayor.

blordinaryfagicmox
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UNLESS YOU SET IT TO “PUREE.”

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WCS

Got quiet in here… I know I took my shoes off, but, don’t let the stink drive you away.

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WCS

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Horatio Cornblower

I think the thing I’m happiest about on Xmas is that I know longer go to church at all.

Really makes the day go by so much faster.

Senor Weaselo

See, you gotta go to churches that pay you, that’s what I’m doing!

Lothar of the Hill People
Lothar of the Hill People

Oh, here’s something medicinal in nature, for you whisky connoisseurs: do people consider lowland whiskys to be for pussies? I’m not huge into smokey-peat bog taste, so I’m going to try some different lowland hooch. But I don’t want to get laughed at by the tough Lagavulin-lovers.

bourb0nblues
bourb0nblues

Kind of… but you like what you like, and that’s all there is to it. There’s a ton of great non-peat scotch that is really great. I do love Laphroaig and such. However, I’ve tried to share this sort of drink with many people who just do not like the taste. Fine. I’ve wasted enough drams on trying to convert people that … yeah, I think I finally get it. You can’t force people to like things.

Similar vein – the (sometimes) annoying trend towards hoppy IPAs at the expense of all else. And this is coming from someone who loves a hard charging IPA. It’s just not for everyone, and even I want a break sometimes.

ballsofsteelandfury

The people that would say that to you are the same people that would tell you that you are a pussy for drinking a porter or stout instead of an ULTRA HIGH HOPS IPA.

Fuck them. Drink what you like.

bourb0nblues
bourb0nblues

Glengoyne is nice – I’d buy more of that, if my inventory wasn’t already at a high level.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Glengoyne is excellent, and there are plenty of Highland, Speyside, and other whiskies that are excellent. Let me know if you want specific recommendations. BFC : Scotch as MIS : Beer

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I like both so we can kick them in the butthole with pointy toed cowboy boots if they say that. As Balls said; what you like is what you like. You’ve tried the other and prefer the the lowlands which is as complex and has its own righteousness. Vive La Différence!

Horatio Cornblower

While I do enjoy making fun of people who like Bud and Miller and such the bottom line is we’re all drinking beer or scotch or what have you and therefore we should all be having a good time and if you don’t like the drink I like well that just means there’s more of it for me.

Except people who like Coors, because fuck those assholes.

Senor Weaselo

So the Whoever-the-Fuck-Sponsors-This-Shit Bowl between Bowling Green and Georgia Southern seems like a barnburner from the three plays I’ve seen.

Lothar of the Hill People
Lothar of the Hill People

In honor of all the Syrian refugees that make real ‘Muricans quake in their boots, I’m doing leg of lamb, flatbread, muhummara, hummus, and batata haara (spicy potatoes) for Christmas dinner. Anyone else do something other than turkey/ham for C-dinner?

WCS

Besides the rum ham, char-grilling a rump roast, periogies, lasagna, kielbasa, green bean salad, and some other shit.

blordinaryfagicmox
blordinaryfagicmox

Just tears of loneliness.

laserguru

We going all off grid. Tamales, home made lumpia and a vast cheese platter.

I’m going to do the big shindig on New Years, what with the standing rib roast and the Yorkshire pudding and such.

Horatio Cornblower

It’s going to be in the high 60’s in CT tomorrow. If it stops raining I’m going outside and grilling some fish, because I can.

Then Xmas we’ll go to my mother’s and she’ll cook a ham and my wife will save it.

bourb0nblues
bourb0nblues

Wrapping presents while buzzed ain’t easy… scotch tape everywhere.

Also, why’s it called scotch tape? Just once I’d like some Irish tape. or something.

Lothar of the Hill People
Lothar of the Hill People

It was called “Scotch” tape because it was thought to be cheap–sticky only on one side.

WCS

Just found out the old man is making a rum ham for Christmas. Oh, shit.
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WCS

What’s a little incest between Alliance members?

blordinaryfagicmox
blordinaryfagicmox

If the new movies turn out to be more Oldboy than old Star Wars, I might be more interested.

entropy

I will enjoy the FUCK out of part VIII if Kylo Ren gets wasted by a lighthammer.

Lothar of the Hill People
Lothar of the Hill People

Hello gents.

I did something bad to my back and the gabapentin isn’t doing enough to quiet the pain. So I’ll be medicating with all the liquor I can justify drinking until my appointment next Tuesday. Is that a good enough excuse to spend 5 days drunk?

entropy

You’ve got my support.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Better than the usual excuse: family

Senor Weaselo

Yes.

Senor Weaselo

I’m mad that I missed the entire San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. It’s the best bowl game of the year, or at least the one with the longest name.

WCS

55-7? I don’t think you missed too much.

litre_cola

Just wait until is is the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl sponsored by Draft Kings Duel

entropy

“…partially underwritten by Mutual of Omaha, a wholy-owned subsidiary of MegaCorp, itself partially owned (in part) by….”

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Seems like as good a time as any to bust out the Lagavulin.

WCS

King Hippo

Around here, we call that “Wednesday”

WCS

But, it is Wednesday…

entropy

The Convergence! IT IS HAPPENING!

Senor Weaselo

Not even 9 and we have to bust out the Ron Paul gif? We are moving at a hell of a clip.
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entropy

I’ve already played Genesis’ Supper’s Ready, which is usually a late-night “too drunk to contemplate my next song” manuever to buy time… this Wednesday is moving at a hell of a clip.

American Pie Story
American Pie Story

Evening gentlefolks.

I am getting up at the asscrack of dawn to work and then holiday shenanigans will occupy my weekend.

May the Pacers not suck and Clipboard Jesus and/or Pat McAfee save us all.

Good night!

King Hippo

Good night! May you avoid creepy office dudes and mistletoe!

WCS
entropy

“And Lo, I am become Pat McAfee, the Destroyer of Worlds…” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

WCS

“…and, lo, I am become Pat McAfee, Skinny Dipper of Drainage Canals…”

entropy

More accurate. Might become my go-to party quote before I get weird.

Senor Weaselo

NBC, being NBC, cuts out half of just how evil the Grinch’s plot is.

entropy

Half of the reason why I hated the movie (and I have LOTS of hate for that movie) was that they tried to justify the Grinch. If I were him, I’d try to nuke those fucking idiots down in WhoVille after his childhood. Simply ruining a holiday is pretty tame in my opinion.

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Horatio Cornblower

If you substitute “Jew” for every “Who” that show is really fucking dark.

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entropy

Holy Jesus, the “X-Wing pilots” at 4:00….

entropy

What. The. Fuck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1_YlXAdslM

Someone else listen to this, and then tell me I didn’t hallucinate it.

WCS

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entropy

I… I just don’t even know what to do about this. It seems like some law was broken, but it wasn’t.

entropy

This, however, does make up for whatever the hell that was:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcZiRDM_3dM

I don’t care what your feelings are on Tool, Maynard can fucking sing, and covering a live mashup of Diary of a Madman and Lovesong is pretty fuckin’ cool.

blordinaryfagicmox
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entropy

Britney always did seem precocious.

Lothar of the Hill People
Lothar of the Hill People

I’ll see you Pink Floyd & Avril and raise you Iron Monkees:

entropy

That is both evil and far too funny. I’m sahking my head and laughing. Holy shit.

jjfozz

New money making idea:

Get four hot strippers, teach them dances and songs, dress them in red, blue, yellow, and purple outfits.

Record song and dance routines, throw in some skits, call them The Jiggles.

Make a bajillion dollars.

entropy

I like the way your mind works. Or at least what the bourbon does to it.

ballsofsteelandfury

Mind. Blown.

entropy

Not Christmas, but a great cover of a great song. Sad. Perfect for this time of year:

Old School Zero

All the gifts have arrived and are wrapped, I have all the groceries necessary for Christmas dinner, have to finish up “working from home” this evening, and I’m “working from home” again tomorrow. I’ve put on the best Christmas movie I could think of, David Lynch’s Inland Empire, and it’ll be time for a beer shortly.

Let’s do this holiday cheer thing!

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WCS
entropy

My neighbors are fighting loud enough to hear them pretty clearly over my music. If it gets worse I’m going next door. I really don’t want to spend Christmas hospitalizing someone.

blordinaryfagicmox
blordinaryfagicmox

Never knew there was an official video for this song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR07r0ZMFb8
Looks kinda like they only made the song and video as part of some community service sentence.

entropy

According to DMC his own self, they did it for the Special Olympics Charity album. If what you say is true, that’s hilarious.

blordinaryfagicmox
blordinaryfagicmox

But then again they did make this song,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZjbe9ciRvw
presumably under no duress. So maybe Run DMC was just goofy motherfuckers.

entropy

The Good Dinosaur was… not good. Pixar is slipping.

Sicario was intense as hell, and really much, much better than expected.

And, just cuz, here is Emily Blunt:

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laserguru

I agree with Sicario. It started out as a drug war procedural and basically morphed into a horror movie for the last segment.
Good stuff.

And try and see Spotlight if you have a chance.

entropy

I’m watching Spotlight right now, and I am so fucking angry I might punch something.

I KNOW it’s fiction. I KNOW it’s exaggerated. I also know it’s based in reality and this movie is just making my blood boil.

It’s damn good, in other words.

entropy

Two more days and I get to regale the family with the best Christmas song ever….

jjfozz
entropy

Ah hell he’s gonna be understandable again.

jjfozz

I never realized Kirsty was so . . .full figured

entropy

Yeah, she was definitely weird that way. There were times during the lead-up to recording this song that she was in great shape and then other times… not as much. But she killed this song.

laserguru

Jesus, I didn’t even recognize him.

I saw them about 4-5 years ago and he was still dentally challenged and hard as fuck to understand. Great show though.

entropy

The Pogues are fuckin’ awesome. Oddly, very few people in Ireland will play their songs outside “Fairytale.”

blordinaryfagicmox
blordinaryfagicmox

But, that’s not “Christmas in Hollis”!

entropy

That would be the third greatest Christmas song, right after this one:

jjfozz

Goal for 2016, eat more ribs than Andy Reid. Since I read Ray Lewis’s book, I know I can do it.

Buddy Cole's Off-Season Habit!
Buddy Cole's Off-Season Habit!

Off day entertainment, from May 1996, Norm Macdonald as Bob Dole. Enjoy it, you goddamned deviants!

ballsofsteelandfury
laserguru

I got one of those beauties within arms reach of me as we speak.
Still at work dammit.

jjfozz

1. Do Not Disturb message put on email account.
2. A/C on – Baltimore in December go figure
3. Realize kids are off for 10 days
4. Insert IV into bourbon bottle.
5. Weep.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Needs more D/C.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Also: you can’t spell “Millennials” without “Millen”. Think about it.

WCS
Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

HOLY SHIT I JUST REALIZED SNYDER SPELLED BACKWARDS IS REDYNS.

It’s practically “[*Redacteds]”.

Man, my family is gonna be so pissed at me when I ignore them on Christmas Eve to get this damned thing done.

entropy

I was driving behind the 1SKNSFN today. I debated running him off the road.

The Right Reverend Electric Mayhem

No jury would convict you.

WCS

Bill Burr’s new cartoon on Netflix is really good. Check it out, ya slapcocks.

jjfozz

I’m working through the first episode, not clicking with me yet, but maybe next time I’ll watch it without wearing my nipple clamps.

WCS

Yeah, the first episode was just alright. It gets better in the second.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Evening, Gents. Waiting for a buddy at a pub, so I’m nursing a Smithwick’s and watching NIU get blown out. Life could be worse.

King Hippo

Happy Festivus to All!

The past year, you have disappointed me in the following ways…

Also, it’s like 75 degrees out and there is a very creepy sounding thunderstorm going down. The cats are freaked the fuck out. HUZZAH FOAR PILLS AND BOOZE

blaxabbath
blaxabbath

Wrapping up at my desk as we speak. We got some bad mexican food guy catering as the crews come in from the day. Boss is handing out gift cards to them as they come in, I guess. It’s festive AF.

No CBB that I give a shit about. Arizona wrapped up their non-con last night. Just waiting til 1/3 for the at Arizona State game. It’s always so much more fun to go into your rivals stadium and be a big jerk.

ballsofsteelandfury

I have been told I am in charge of the office tomorrow as most of the big bosses are out. Anyone need anything?

The Maestro

If you’ve got any unused RAID arrays lying around, I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on them. I need a low-cost option for a… project. Yes. A project. Exactly.

blaxabbath

One petty cash, please!

WCS

Whatever appliances that in the break room/kitchenette.

ballsofsteelandfury

Trust me, you DO NOT want those…

WCS

I don’t want them, I want the copper wiring and aluminum inside them.

blaxabbath

I’d like your boss’ desk chair.

nomonkeyfun

Are any of those big bosses Jewish?
If so, fuck them with a rusty hammer.

My Uncle, by marriage, thank God, when he owned his last company had everyone come in Christmas Eve for a massive project. He didn’t go in. He and I went to an 11 or so showing of one of the Lord the Rings movies., then he went shopping to get my Aunt some jewelry for Christmas. My Aunt is nominally Christian, the Uncle Jewish, and they raised both kids Jewish.
The only reason I knew about this project was because his secretary called him, saying they couldn’t get some of the files they needed because the guy with the key didn’t come in.

My Uncle calls the guy, who did give some weak ass excuse, and pretty much threatened to fire him, on Christmas Eve if he wasn’t there in like 45 mins.

Oh and the reason my Uncle gave to everyone for him not going in, it was his daughter’s 4th B-Day. True, but he didn’t do anything kid related until about 3 in the afternoon.

If I worked for him, I would have started sending out resumes the second I got home that day.

nomonkeyfun

BTW, if they have any Mexican coke get it for me. If I learned one thing there is always some smarmy boss that has that shit.

ballsofsteelandfury

Funny enough, I’m the one that has the Mexican Coke around here. Oh wait, you meant…. never mind.

jjfozz

Stapler – every time I get a stapler some fucker takes off with it. Weird since I work out of the house.

nomonkeyfun

If it weren’t for those meddling kids.