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Doktor Zymm

Doktor Zymm

An expert at time travel*, Doktor Zymm also has the ability to move objects with her mind** and can breath underwater***.

*Forward only, at a preset rate
**Via her hands, usually
***When the water is contained in a glass

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This is a water bear.  You are not nearly as awesome as a water bear.  Besides having the scientific name Tardigrade, which is way cooler than Homo Sapiens, these little microscopic cuties can survive being frozen.  Just this last week, some scientists revealed that they revived some water bears that had been frozen for 30 years.  Then, they laid eggs and hatched new uns.  And they just take random ass DNA and use it and become better.  When I grow up, I want to be a hardy micro-organism.

I got a free gift today from a wine company cause I bought lots of wine.  Guess, what?  It was wine!  Also a fancy ass wine bottle opener set in a lovely box that matches my dining room furniture.  O AN I FANCY.

You want watch sports?  You want watch tennis, golf?  Too bad, those are happening in Australia and Abu Dhabi respectively and are on at times of the AM which have passed.  There is basketball of the college variety, Corn Fields @ Jersey Frat Boys, Hillbillys@Rednecks, and Chuck Berry’s Bastard Daughter@Horrible Chili are all on now.  LeBron is doing a thing, which I hear is something some people care about.  Then more college, more pro, all HOOPS.  There are also nine pawned entry devices on.  What, you’ve never heard a joke about HOCKED KEYS?

I’m gonna go watch the first season of Vikings on Amazon streaming.  Then maybe I’ll go to a bar or something and yell at the Blackhawks on the teevee.  If y’all care about stuff, you already know the time and station.

Cheers, and may you be as water bear like as possible.

 

 

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

Already? What the hell…seems like we just had Friday last week…

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WCS

Anytime LRTN is involved, it feels like Friday can’t get here soon enough.

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Porky Prime
Porky Prime

I somehow missed the fact that there was a special episode of the Venture Bros. that followed up season 5 for an entire year. Literally this week, a year. Just watched it, but holy shit, Porky, live in the now.

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Porky Prime
Porky Prime

Mae West with a Twitter account would have been a goddam revelation.

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

Good lord, can you imagine?

But no, we get Kardashians. Proof there is no god.

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RE: Deadwood

I’ve passed six kidney stones in my life. Two of them landed me in the ER, one of them on Christmas Day 2014. They are indescribably painful. For me, it starts as a fire in your lower back, which comes in waves. 30 seconds or so or of a dull roar, followed by 15-20 seconds of sweet relief. This lasts for a few hours. Then it suddenly stops. This is the eye of the storm. And while you may feel fine, the more experienced you get, the more concerned you grow, because at some point, you know it’s about to get much, much worse.

The next stage of it, I can’t really describe. Not because it’s so painful (oh, it is), but because at this point, things get weird. I hyperventilate, to verge of panic it’s so bad. I’ve gotten sick from the pain, which I didn’t know was a thing that could happen. Cold sweats, lack of motor function… I guess the brain sort of short-circuits itself. It feels like the Alien is trying to burst out of your back and/or prick.

I managed to talk myself through three of them, though I willingly admit I got myself so blind drunk for two of them, I didn’t realize I’d passed the SOBs for a little while. Two others I passed without too much an issue; no panic attack or anything, just not a good afternoon/evening. The two in the ER were big muthas. Thank God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit for intravenous Dilaudid.

tl;dr
Kidney stones are fucking terrible, and I don’t know how anyone could handle these damn things before 1920 and the painkillers we have now.

Porky Prime
Porky Prime

Don’t forget, before like 1982, Western Civ didn’t drink NEARLY as much water as we chug nowadays. Hydration? There was milk, booze, and a drink from the water hose. Most people from say, 1940 could probably shoot Uma Thurman in the chest with the amount of rocks in their kidneys.

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Porky Prime
Porky Prime

I’ve passed a couple of smallish stones before. I hate that initial back pain. So fucking awful. I can’t imagine what a bigger one is going to feel like, but I love salt and I never drink enough fluids, so I’m in the demographic.

WCS

In a follow-up to your statement above, you’re spot-on correct. I can’t drink coffee on a regular basis due to GERD. Acid reflux is actually what made Uncle Sam say I wasn’t fit to be in his military. Anyway, for my caffeine fix, I switched to tea. Apparently, tea is one of the worst things you can consume in terms of kidney stone production. As much as I love me a good eight hot cups of tea, or an iced tea with lunch or dinner, this was only exacerbating the issue. I’d get wasted at night, drink four or five cups of tea to wake up the day… This pattern held for years. Shockingly enough, this when I was having all these stones.

Yes, hydration absolutely matters. I’ve made it point to cut out the tea, and drink a couple of cups of water before bed. Cause doesn’t always mean correlation, but, I haven’t had one since Christmas 2014, and the subsequent urologist appointment which laid it all out.

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

This story has scarred me. For life.

It’s also why I drink water like a motherfucker. 80 oz. on a slow day. Shit like that terrifies me, especially since my body has a weird-ass reaction to painkillers.

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That sounds terrible. The closest I’ve come to that is being stoned in the Asian market and looking at kidneys.

http://57.media.tumblr.com/434c5d18ed05b20253154e834fc67b5f/tumblr_ninmiijdkR1slmaqto1_500.gif

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Senor Weaselo

So here’s something I didn’t know I needed.

https://soundcloud.com/classicalairhorn

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ballsofsteelandfury

WTF is that?

WCS

Because of the actions of certain few around here, I find myself rewatching Deadwood. Ever notice how Olyphant practically never blinks?

Sharkbait

Well shit NOW I do.

entropy

I did, but I thought it was to show the character’s intensity. Now I’m gonna have to check Justified to see if he’s just a weirdo.

ssi_bulldawg
ssi_bulldawg

Every reaction shot of him he looks like he’s just feeling the affects of dysentery, or he is just plumb ready to kick someone’s ass. Or a mix of the two.

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

I’m watching Spurs-Suns for no good reason. I don’t see Tim Duncan.

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Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

INCONSISTENT SUPERFLUOUS “U” USAGE

entropy

H Jon Benjamin (and I should not have to tell you who that is) has recorded a Jazz album.

THE MAN HAS NO ABILITY TO PLAY JAZZ MUSIC (or ANY music, for that matter), AND HE HAS RECORDED AN ALBUM. The interview is just fucked-up and funny:

http://www.npr.org/2016/01/19/463589100/comedian-jon-benjamins-jazz-album-is-full-of-real-untapped-un-talent

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I bought it on vinyl for a friend. You can listen to it on Spotify, and yes, it is magical.

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Senor Weaselo

I’m not against those donuts. I am, however, against the fact that they were made solely to advertise for an extremely shitty movie that made a mockery out of all those games.

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I don’t know if that is the real purpose; doughnut crowd wouldn’t seem to be the target audience for that movie. Would that movie even be on a cop’s radar?

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One hell of a finish.

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Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

God damn, job searching is the worst. Put a new resume up this weekend, and all I’ve gotten is Aflac and every insurance company trying to make me sell for them.

http://www.skintgraduate.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Pyramid-Scheme.jpg

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

I learned today the next season of Archer premieres on March 31st. I hope the extra weight is worth it.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

HOLY SHIT I’M GOING PFTCOMMENTER ALREADY.

Beastmode Ate My Baby

Never go full PFTCommenter.

Beastmode Ate My Baby

Another Thursday, another chapter of HRTN done.

If only I paid as much attention to RL deadlines…

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Okay, it’s six o’clock. Time to stop pretending to work and start pretending I don’t have an alcohol problem.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

Alcohol solution, not problem. Mostly because you’re probably drinking a solution.

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

It may have a cool name, but it also has a rectum for a mouth.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Eh, Peter King isn’t *that* cool of a name. Why’d you bring him up, anyhow?

/blatant misuse of comment editing powers

Shogun Marcus

One-man human centipede.

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

How the fuck does Lee Stempniak have 12 goals?

Old School Zero

I’m a sucker for odd alcohol tricks that may or may not actually improve the final product. Tonight I found a 375ml limited bottle from a local awesome booze maker of their 100% rye whiskey that is finished in Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam barrels (http://www.stonebarnbrandyworks.com/2015/01/straight-rye-cherry-adam-release-party.html). I have no idea if this will be any better than buying a proven rye, but damn if the bottle didn’t just spring into my hand.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Old School Zero at the liquor store (artist’s conception):

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

I was always a sucker for exotic barrel finishes:

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Sill Bimmons

BING BANG BOOM

Ice Stillers 3 — 2 Ice Flyers 6:00 left in 2nd.

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scotchnaut

I think I just watched the best doc I’ve ever watched. Nick Broomfield’s “Biggie & Tupac” is a treasure. I’m not too big on his “Suge Conspiracy” but I’m huge on his “I’ll just wander into your house like I’m not sure where I am but while I’m here I’ll ask you a few questions” approach to film-making. The thing is…he does it in such a weird self-effacing way that he’s not the focus of the narrative. But he is. But he’s not.

Broomfield: “Hey, you know what? Maybe we should interview Mr. Knight in prison. [shrugs shoulders] No one has interviewed him there? Well, I guess it’s about time then.” [ends up interviewing Suge Knight in prison]

Don T

Well, it is cute, in a “I’m gonna eat ya after I run these tendrils all over you” kinda way.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

Tonight, I bought a barrel-aged stout called Deth’s Tar. On the box that contains the bottle it says, “Witness the firepower of this full operational Imperial Stout.” Sounds like someone was really killing at the anagram game.

And I’m currently witnessing its power.

Don T

I’d just wanna know if it makes one semi-operational.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

True story: When I was in college I drank a shitton of whiskey one afternoon to find out if I would get Whiskey Dick. I did not. I was fully operational.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

The folks who are writing about beer here might think about contacting breweries and asking for some free beer to review. Couldn’t hurt.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

My entry for your so-called anagram game is “The ‘Tards”

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

Christ. When I go back to buy another bottle I’m definitely telling the clerk about this.

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

From 1947:

http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/files/2016/01/pizza_recipe-307×600.jpg

Biscuit dough and catsup. Pronounced “peet-sa.”

That might be the WASPiest thing ever.

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

And when it says “chili sauce,” it means this:

http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/4760/6892733_1.jpg?v=8C95FB7F4A87540

That looks like a Yinzer recipe my grandmother might have made if she was feeling particularly daring.

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

Complexity has its disadvantages.

litre_cola

I really love the Ice Buckeyes 3rd jersey. There I said it.

The Maestro

Just gonna leave this here.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

The only thing more obnoxious than the New York vs Chicago pizza debate is the failure of people to realize not that there are other variants of pizza but realize neither of these style is the best pizza.

The Maestro

I agree with this in principle except for the fact that Chicago pizza is still not actually pizza. It is just a big-ass casserole.

Search your feelings. You know it to be true.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

Eh. Semantics. I like both.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

I’m already fucking up basic sentences, so I’ll blame the Deth’s Tar.

ballsofsteelandfury

Tardigrade needs to be the next Chicago Bears mascot. Too perfect.

laserguru

On this, the eve of the Great East Coast Snowapolloozapolkalypse, I wish all of you hearty East Coasties a safe journey to the grocery store as you stock up on food and the very essential alcohol selections.
You can probably forget the ice.

Stay safe out there. Hug something. Drink something.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

I’m glad you’re opening up the hugging options to inanimate things.

entropy

The first season of Vikings is awesome. I may have to go rewatch it my own self.