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Beerguyrob

Beerguyrob

A Canadian man-child of indeterminate age, he stays young by selling alcohol at sporting events and yelling at the patrons he serves. Their rage nourishes his soul, and their tips pay for his numerous trips to various sporting events.
Beerguyrob

Super Tuesday is next week. As a Canadian, I expect all of you Americans to get out and vote multiple times, so John Scott and Kobe Bryant can emerge as the nominees, because I assume the party nomination system runs akin to All Star voting.

Well, nothing new on the Peyton front (today). Thank god. Luckily, on NFL Network, your home of unbiased, accurate coverage, it’s Combine! COMBINE!! COMBINE!11!1 Plus, “A Football Life” with Terrell Davis, and “Top 10 Draft Steals”. Really, it’s appointment television. Peyton who? #OhLookOverThere

Wanna feel old? With details announced Monday,  there’s apparently a “Ferris Fest” in Chicago the weekend of May 20-22, to mark the 30th anniversary of the movie. They’re planning a tour of all the sites featured in the movie, a Q&A with his movie parents – who married in real life after the film! – and finishing with a “Twist & Shout” parade re-creation. Three-day passes are available for $300.

Looking at what’s available tonight, here’s the only programming synopsis you need:

“Charlie Catches a Leprechaun” is the eighth episode of the eleventh season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Dennis tries to create an innovative mobile Paddy’s pub experience but runs into trouble when customers refuse to cooperate, while Charlie and Mac attempt to catch a thieving leprechaun.

The games of interest: (all times eastern)

NHL:

  • Montreal – Washington (7:00)
  • Pittsburgh – Boston (7:30)
  • San Jose – Colorado (10:00)

NBA:

  • Timberwolves – Heat (7:30)
  • Warriors – Heat (7:30)
  • Thunder – Mavericks (8:30)
  • Spurs – Kings (10:30)

NCAA:

  • #1 Villanova – #5 Xavier (7:00)
  • #11 Louisville – Pitt (8:00)
  • #7 UNC – NC State (8:00)
  • OSU – #3 Oklahoma (9:00)
  • Wisconsin – #8 Iowa (9:00)

I hope every NC State fan has a sign asking Roy Williams how that Duke loss tasted. ONWARD & UPWARD!

Beerguyrob
Beerguyrob
A Canadian man-child of indeterminate age, he stays young by selling alcohol at sporting events and yelling at the patrons he serves. Their rage nourishes his soul, and their tips pay for his numerous trips to various sporting events.

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Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
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Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Defensive Back Mike Wallace
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Defensive Back Mike Wallace

While A Football Life: Terrell Davis is on TV, I’ll just leave this reminder that Brian Griese killed his career.
http://a.espncdn.com/nfl/news/1999/1003/95042.html

Teddy's Bridge Over Troubled Water
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Teddy's Bridge Over Troubled Water

Just an hour left of work and then I’ll be free! As much as I enjoy this job, I dream of the sweet release of starting my own business and not having to answer to incompetent people. It’s seriously staggering how terrible my boss is.

scotchnaut
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I’ve got my own business thing going. The best advice I can give you is make it work at all costs because you’ll never be able to work for someone else again once you’ve taken hold of the rudder.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
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Like Tom Friedman did!

Teddy's Bridge Over Troubled Water
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Teddy's Bridge Over Troubled Water

I think I have a decent chance at success. I’ve been quietly buying equipment bit by bit and I’m close to having a fully functional shop. I have two friends involved in the project; one has experience in record keeping/tax work and the other is a pretty top-notch salesperson. I know being successful is nothing but an uphill battle but I see some of the shit my boss does and I’m like there’s NO WAY I can be that bad. Seriously. How do you buy a garment for $5.60 and sell it for $5.50?

scotchnaut
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As far as supposed “incompetent” folks are concerned, they pay your bills. You can’t afford to label them that way.

Teddy's Bridge Over Troubled Water
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Teddy's Bridge Over Troubled Water

That’s true. I do respect him for building this place up from nothing. He just is still living in the 80s and hasn’t quite caught up with the times.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
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I’m having a very strange day where I’m sufficiently absorbed by my work that I have skipped eating properly and will probably work late.

Sill Bimmons
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Sill Bimmons

I own my own business and trust me, you still have to answer to incompetent people.

They’re called customers.

Brick Meathook
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Brick Meathook

I’m the CEO of a California S-Corporation. I’m also the sole stock holder and the janitor.

I’m also the stupidest fucking employee I’ve ever had and I’d fire my lazy ass in a second except that I’ve also won employee of the year every year since the company was founded. It’s all politics. If I wasn’t such an incompetent director of HR I’d somehow figure out a way offshore my job to Vietnam or Bangladesh or some other cheap-ass slave labor shit hole. Then I’d just lean back in my executive chair from Staples and smoke $100 bills and laugh maniacally! Or I might organize myself and call a crippling and violent wildcat strike against my tyrannical management ways. Lot of options here.

Unsurprised
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Unsurprised

Your scab workers are just those times you pick at scabs.

Teddy's Bridge Over Troubled Water
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Teddy's Bridge Over Troubled Water

Gah, that is true. Customers tend to be the most incompetent of all. I work alone in a tiny room and I still have to deal with orders from stupid people I’ve never even met.

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
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Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I still have no idea what that first gif is from Horatio. Apparently her name is Mia Kirshner though

http://45.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_maj132D2Z41qhtpoqo1_500.gif

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
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Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

Kirschner*

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
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Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I just saw it spelled the first way again, undo my edit

Lothar of the Hill People
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Lothar of the Hill People

Forget about Trump or Cruz likely getting the GOP nomination and the no-lube fucking the party is going to do to itself as a result.

I’m amazed that Mitch McConnell and the rest of the GOP Senate leadership is so willing to trash their ability to hold the Senate in November. As if they think they’ll really get a GOP President to give them a better nominee next year? Signing that condescending letter, they’ve given campaign fodder to all their vulnerable incumbents’ opponents, and so even on the off chance Trump pulls off the improbable win, he could very well have a Democratic Senate that would do unto him what the GOP did unto Obama.

Seriously, the GOP is making All The Stupid Moves. To what end? In hopes of firing up the conservative base that will be turned off by a Trump candidacy? As if that would counteract the firing-up of the Democratic base that would turn out in droves if the GOP obstructs Obama’s nominee?

Jebus, even Bobby Jindal said the GOP needed to stop being the “Party of Stupid.”

Sill Bimmons
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Sill Bimmons

Needing to stop being stupid and actually stopping being stupid are apparently not the same thing.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
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I don’t know, man, every two years I hear the whole “The GOP is completely destroying itself” and yet here we are, with them still in control the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
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Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I went to do a Mia Sara search, this wrongly ended up in the results. I liked it

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m447n7RpWx1rse1s6o1_500.gif

Horatio Cornblower
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I need to know what that’s from. For me. So I can masturbate to it.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
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Sill Bimmons
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Sill Bimmons

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Circular firing squads are the best firing squads!

“I’m really struck in thinking about what a Donald Trump nomination would actually mean,” GOP strategist Amanda Carpenter said. “I really think it’s the end of the Republican Party.”

She continued, “It’s a natural effect. We’ve watched what’s happened by a lot of people who have wanted to save power so badly they didn’t listen, didn’t listen, didn’t listen to the grassroots. They didn’t listen in 2010, they didn’t listen in 2014 even though we won those midterm elections. Nothing changed.”

“And the voters still want change. They are desperate for somebody who will go in and shake up Washington,” Carpenter concluded.

A tinge of bitterness entered her voice as she reminisced about the Jeb-Rubio dustups, saying, “So many times the party elders were trying to eat and defeat the party’s young, and now we have Donald Trump.”

BUT TEH PARTY YOUNG ARE TEH MOAST DELISHUS

http://images.politico.com/global/2013/03/07/young_republicans_ap_328.jpg

Unsurprised
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Unsurprised

Mmmmm. Virginal white meat.

Horatio Cornblower
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No one who wears a bow tie is to be trusted and anyone who wears a bow tie at that age deserves to be beaten with a sock full of quarters.

Sill Bimmons
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Sill Bimmons

Even his hero Tucker eventually gave up the 1920s haberdashery:

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WCS
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This is what happens when you let Birch Barlow and Rich Texan call the shots for too long.
http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/simpsons/images/3/36/Republican_Party.jpg

entropy
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Mia Sara. Jesus Christ she was unreal in Ferris Bueller and Legend.

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjE5ODQ2MjM5NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDUzOTI2OQ@@._V1_SX640_SY720_.jpg

Lothar of the Hill People
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Lothar of the Hill People

Sadly, she didn’t age as well as you would’ve thought.

http://img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/01819/SARA_-MIA_1819610a.jpg

She actually looks better in that picture than she did in a “Hey, Remember the 80’s?” VH1 special a decade or so ago.

Horatio Cornblower
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Time is a goddamn monster to all of you.

Not me. I age like fine wine. Meaning I’m encased in glass and kept in a dark basement.

WCS
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Didn’t know you could get a locker made of glass.

Sill Bimmons
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Sill Bimmons
Lothar of the Hill People
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Lothar of the Hill People

Jane Seymour, Hellen Mirren, Halle Berry, and Alyssa Milano, have all done pretty well despite the years. And until the last decade or so, Racquel Welch looked like she had sold her soul to the devil, too.

Lothar of the Hill People
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Lothar of the Hill People

This is closer to what I remember from the early aughts.

http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/henson-alternative/images/e/e6/Mia-Sara.jpg

WCS
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She was mind-asplodingly gorgeous in Legend.

entropy
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The movie was… not great… but the production design was out of this world, and they picked the right young actress for the role.

ThePirateSloth
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ThePirateSloth

I was absolutely in love with her as a kid.

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