Your “Thus Begins Another Shift in the Factory Of Sadness” Thursday Open Thread

Beerguyrob

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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

Not much on the NFL front today, as emphasized by:

  • “Aaron Rodgers: Tom Brady inspiring my eating habits”
    • I’m sure Olivia Munn thanks him too
  • Mike Florio taking professional shots at Stephen A. Smith
    • If only they could be locked in a windowless room.
  • Brock Osweiler is skipping the Bronco’s Monday visit to the White House. If JJ Watt can never go, then why should anyone else? I’m surprised he didn’t force the kid to return the ring and win one “the right way”. From robot to MODOK; Brock’s got no chance.
  • Akiem Nicks – last of the Saints; now of the Bears – backs the Wolfman’s claims he’d been kneecapped by Sean Payton the last two years.
    • too bad they don’t play this year
      • BTW, looking at the Bills schedule, there’s a real chance they go 2-14 this year; their non-division opponents are the NFC West & AFC North, plus Jax & the Raiders. MAYBE they beat the Browns & Jags, but I don’t see much else here.
Pedobear’s older brother. He went to college.

The big football story of the day is Baylor bleeding recruits in the wake of Art Briles being let go. Seven recruits have asked to be released from their Letters of Intent since last Thursday.

  • If they withdrew before the May 31 start of classes, they would be able to go to another school immediately; after that date, Baylor has 30 days to either hold or release them from that commitment.
    • one of those 7 – Devin Duvernay – may be eligible immediately, because Baylor never got around to filing his Letter of Intent with the national database. According to reports, Baylor forgot to submit his letter, but did submit his twin brother Donovan’s, meaning that Devin can go anywhere, but Donovan has to wait 14 days before he can be approached. They seem to be a package deal, so possible schools will require two available scholarships.
    • If Baylor jerks them, they lose a year of eligibility when they transfer. No word on whether any active roster students have requested transfers yet, but that has to be coming, especially among the sophomores.
  • Rumours are already about that Texas is swirling the lagoon looking to pick off what it can. Locals are fearing a return to Baylor being a traditional weak sister in its conference.

Random news & notes:

  • So, they’ve officially declared Prince’s death an “opioid overdose”, specifically fentanyl. Goddammit.
  • The murder-suicide at UCLA only came about after the gunman killed a woman in Minnesota and then drove to LA, looking to kill the profs who “stole” his intellectual property. I wonder if he wore astronaut diapers?
  • Germany declared the 1915 Armenian massacre a “genocide”, to the anger of Turkey. Well, if anyone ‘s an expert on genocide…
  • The PGA has moved the 2017 World Golf Championships from Trump’s Doral course in Florida to a course outside Mexico City, citing a lack of willing US sponsors. Trump’s reaction was expected: “I hope they have kidnapping insurance”.

Tonight’s Game 1 Playoff Action: Cleveland @ Golden State – 9:00 (ABC)

Well, the juggernaut has landed in Oakland. I read a lot of basketball sites today, so I feel fairly confident in this statement, which will be presented by Jay Cutler:

About 75% of the “experts” have picked Golden State to win, and the average number of games it’ll take is 6. The only site I’ll believe – Nate Silver’s fivethirtyeight.com – gives the Warriors a 69% (hee hee) chance to repeat. What most likely matters to followers of a football site is, “How will this affect the Browns?” Because, if the Cavs fail, and the Indians Indian, then the prospects for people dumping more false belief onto the Browns becomes a real & apparent fact.

The Circle of Life in a Factory of Sadness.

Looking at their schedule, I’m going to say the best-case Browns scenario is 6-10, which means – if he stays with the Cavs next year – even more pressure falls on LeBron to win it all next year. (That – “Next Year” – should really be on the Cleveland city flag, because “Progress & Prosperity” seems like a goddamned lie at this point.) That might just break him.

LIFE GOES ON!

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Wakezilla

I thought this week was going to be long and painful. Thankfully, it went by rather fast. A little too fast.That’s sort of good. Hizzah?

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Fuck am I still awake?

Wakezilla
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Unsurprised

I guess I missed a good basketball game.

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Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

Staying clean, despite a big glass of bourbon, to close out this very disappointing season of Archer.

JerBear50
JerBear50

I’ve gotta wait until they rerun the season. My DVR got wiped out thanks to the useless fucks at Frontier cable. I don’t know how they’re allowed to exist let alone continue expanding.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

I’m not familiar with them, but if they’re like any cable company, they’re the worst.

I’d say go into this season with low expectations and see where it takes you. I think that they got way too predictable this season, which is very un-Archer-like.

JerBear50
JerBear50

That sucks. If they can’t manage one good cable season a year that’s probably not a good sign for the future.
Frontier is fucking terrible. They took over Verizon’s FIOS contracts in Florida and a couple other states and they completely fucked the transition. There are people who’ve been without any phone, cable, or net since April and they’re still trying to strong-arm people for $300 cancellation fees who are trying to get out of their contracts.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

Eh, I think they got away from their bread and butter and tried to take it somewhere it didn’t need to go. I imagine (hope) they’ll rectify it next year.

Ohh, my coworker might be dealing with them right now actually. She told me that she got a $90 credit today by complaining about the on demand services not working, among other things.

Wakezilla

i saw a random episode of new Archer last night and it was. . . not very good. With that said, it’s season 7, so, I’d imagine they’re running on fumes as most comedies have a shelf life of 5 seasons.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Yeah, but it’s over now.

I still haven’t caught up on BCS. And Orphan Black … I need to restart from s1e1. Oh well. There’s time. Right now the only TV I watch is The Americans, and there’s only one episode left until next year.

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I will never get sick of this.

Don T
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Don T

Is that a veil or a mosquito net?

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

News that may be new only to me:

Yvonne Strahovski gets pretty naked in Manhattan Night (2016)

JerBear50
JerBear50

It’s about goddamn time. I sat through a lot of shitty Dexter episodes with the hopes that would happen.

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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo
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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo
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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo
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Brocky
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rockingdog
rockingdog
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theeWeeBabySeamus

OK, the whole Amy thing seems to be dying, not that it shouldn’t.
But can’t leave her out…love this gal.
Amy Sedaris
http://media.hollywood.com/images/664×1000/7432908.jpg

Mr. Ayo
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rockingdog
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rockingdog
rockingdog

It is JR Smiths shot chart from game 1 of the NBA finals.

rockingdog
rockingdog

hat tip: https://twitter.com/B1ackSchefter?lang=en

twitter black adam schefter

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Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

16-13…

I picked a bad night to consider stopping smoking…

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Double score…A real Amy (Amy Fisher), and a portrayed Amy (Drew Barrymore in the TV movie) all rolled into one.
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rockingdog
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Senor Weaselo

I scrolled up. Then she blinked. And now I’m terrified.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Kinda like activating a really sexy Skynet.

rockingdog
rockingdog

college basketball anyone? this is actually pretty good.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers
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theeWeeBabySeamus

Do we lose points if we post more than two of the same Amy?
/remembers there are no points
http://media1.popsugar-assets.com/files/users/5/52679/32_2007/big30.jpg_Thumbnail1/i/EXPOSING-UNDERRATED-BEAUTY-Amy-Smart.jpg

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Senor Weaselo

That’s right, the points are like who posted the crawl!

theeWeeBabySeamus

Haha….nice.
I miss that show….even the Comedy Central version.
But Colin and Ryan Stiles always broke me up in the network version.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers
Senor Weaselo

I didn’t know one team could score more than 5 runs at Petco, let alone 16-12.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

ME FUCKING EITHER!

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WCS
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theeWeeBabySeamus
Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

14-12…

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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

I love preseason football.

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Do you have anything in a 7 wide?

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Nice!

Brocky

Kerr Smashing the clipboard is my new 2nd favorite Steve Kerr Image

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