Your “Random Roundup” Friday Open Thread

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

Look, there’s no sports that matter tonight, except for the start of the Copa America. (Sorry #BFIB) Hockey resumes on Saturday in San Jose – 8:00; party at Covalent’s! breakfast at Sunrisesunrise’s! – and hoops resumes on Sunday. And, honestly, I’m kinda bankrupt on ideas today – intellectually, as well as my usual morally. Fortunately, the late Copa start will bleed into the AFL, which will provide some relief with overnight action. So – by way of interlude – I present for you some topics & pictures that didn’t quite make it into the Monday to Thursday Open Thread write-ups. These will hopefully keep you going until the kicking starts later tonight.


Your Whisky Exchange “Malt of the Month”

Glenfiddich Age of Discovery.

Oh, that’s a sexy looking product. Let’s see what your centerfold bio says:

Glenfiddich’s first 19-year-old whisky and its first Madeira finish, Age of Discovery is a spicy, fruity and nutty dram, combining the distillery’s orchard-fruit character with the depth of flavour of Madeira’s famed fortified wine.

It’s a Highland, so it’ll have a little bite, but not taste like an burnt Islay orchard going down. It’s currently listed at £90 online (delivery extra), which is aboot $200 Canadian, so perhaps I’ll check out the local liquor store, given that you can’t mail-order nor home-deliver hard alcohol in Canada & I don’t feel like ordering it to my brother’s and then waiting for a reason to stay a weekend at his place to avoid the duty. That opinion might change the closer we get to football season, and the attraction to staying over becomes greater.


The more I read about moving the Raiders to Las Vegas, the more it doesn’t make actual sense to me, from the perspective of establishing a fan base. Given the average price of tickets, and the expected raising of those prices upon entering a new market, the number of actual residents able to reasonably afford seats to the games doesn’t seem high enough. Plus, having to rely on transient visitors to fill in the shortfall sounds like too risky a proposition for ol’ Rog to consider. One of PK’s halfwits went and spoke to someone from The Sands and got a whole bunch of “kinda”, “sorta” and “we’ll see”, plus a bunch of vague promises about a stadium being a “multi-purpose event facility”. Crack journalism! But, I guess that’s why Bob & Jerry make the real decisions.

Puppet and master.

I really enjoyed the late night dance-party gif-a-thon in Monday’s Open Thread.

I also just wanted an excuse to post these gifs again. If I were 20 years younger, what these invoke wouldn’t be at all creepy. Or sad. Bradley Cooper is my hero.


While researching “The Factory of Sadness” for Thursday’s Open Thread, I found some useful DFO tidbits:

  1. while looking for a ‘Circle of Sadness’, I found the equally depressing “Tottenham Circle of Life”,

and the more elaborate “Tottenham Wheel of Failure”,

I don’t know which fanbase has been more depressed for longer, but if there ever was a “Sister Cities” program for uniting misery, here are your charter members. But this should aid those Commentists who were talking in last night’s Open Thread about possibly switching allegiances for the upcoming season.

2. When looking for an appropriate Jay Cutler image to reflect my general basketball sentiments, I found this handy “Jay Cutler Emotional Chart”:

Seems about right. Pretty much covers everything, except “hairball” and “your kid has measles”.

3. When looking for an image for “Factory of Sadness”, look what popped up as a choice in Google:

Better watermark that before NFLMemes gets their thieving paws on it.


Found these at House of Grafix while looking for political notes:

They say what we’re all thinking, and just in time for the summer conventions! Order them here; at $1.50 per for Meteor & $2.50 per for Nope, each seems pretty reasonable.


Tonight & Tomorrow’s Copa schedule:

Friday, June 3: Colombia vs. USA – 9:30 – from Levi’s Stadium

Saturday, June 4:

  • Costa Rica vs Paraguay – 5:00 – from Camping World Stadium (Orlando)
  • Haiti vs Peru – 7:30 – from Century Link Field
  • Brasil vs Ecuador – 10:00 – from the Rose Bowl

Finally, if you are staying up late & watching some AFL, tonight’s mock draft topic is:

Which NFL player would make a good AFL player?

AFL schedule is below:

8:45 PM Pacific – Hawthorn vs Melbourne (Live on Fox Soccer Plus!)

9:10 PM Pacific – Carlson vs Brisbane

11:35 PM Pacific – Geelong vs GWS

2:25 AM Pacific – Gold Coast vs Sydney

2:40 AM Pacific – Fremantle vs Essendon

Go Freo!! HAVE AT IT!

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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This is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen involving a paper airplane: http://imgur.com/itlOZBl

Wakezilla
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Glenfiddich’s first 19-year-old whisky? Well Rob, sounds like you’re just going to have to stay the night in downtown Seattle so you can pick up the barely legal whiskey and avoid the duty charges.

Stupid TSN not showing any AFL games tonight.

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Wakezilla
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Well, Rob isn’t a millenial, so, he should have patience.

laserguru
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I really should go smoke some more…
Or post more of these guys..

It’s all about the bass.

C’mon Moose! This is a perfect time for a Debbie Harry drop!

laserguru
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This is where my brain tries to factor in the bad ass rhythms of the new wave era to coincide with the funk.

Work with me here.

Very misunderstood era of music.

Where’s my razor blade?

laserguru
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Is this really what you want, Lester?

laserguru
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Yeah.

Alright.

laserguru
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I tried to drop the funk earlier but only a couple of us felt the groove.

Get out there and shake your asses proper!

laserguru
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Well I’m fully down the rabbit hole now…

Brocky
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You ever do that thing where you fall asleep at nine 30, wake up 3 hours later, and can’t go back to sleep? Such is my plight. Random browsing of the internet has produced mixed results. Research about cool runnings led to research on John Candy. This lead to one of Candy’s last films, something I had effectively blocked out for 20 years:

Such a fucking weird movie:

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Just to get this off my chest for those who may have wondered why I was posting stupid, cryptic, self-flagellation (Get used to it) recently.

In addition to all of my other faults, I haven’t had to work since graduation because I have income and savings. The savings ran out and the income isn’t enough and I’ve been stressing out about the bills that come with my spending (and I generally don’t have discretionary spending except going out to eat or coffeeshops, etc. I just had someone over at my place and he remarked on how it is still unfurnished and undecorated.) and so it just makes me anxious that I need another source of income (i.e. a job) and can’t find one while I’m doing bar prep again because that wasn’t enough. I knew better, but I didn’t actually accept it consciously until a couple of weeks ago. Guilt is a motherfucker, and that’s trying to take over. So I am just stressing out over personal crap.

laserguru
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Uber.

If you have a car.

Uber.

I’m not shilling man, it’s just a great way to learn your city and your world.

If those motherfuckers don’t tip you have coach Zimmer’s permission to punch them in the fucking face.

They weren’t going to eat that lunch anyway.

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Portland hasn’t outlawed Uber, but they’ve regulated it so that me becoming an Uber driver very difficult.

laserguru
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Well crap.

Hospitality won’t get it done so you better know somebody.
I can’t lie.

That’s how 70 percent of all jobs get filled.
You have to know somebody.

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I know.

But I don’t know anyone. So, I’m fucked.

Wakezilla
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Have you thought about banging a bunch of really fat chicks for $1000? . . .

Dude, I’ve been there and I know that feeling. Hang in there. Just keep thinking positive. Even when things are dire, just keep thinking positive.

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TAL #587: The Perils of Intimacy

This is aural porn for my anxious ass.

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laserguru
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Probably not in this crowd.

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It’s sad that lady pics are the easiest to find and the first images that I think to post here.

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BrettFavresColonoscopy
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Is her name Ali?

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No.

I did that as a break from the Ali stuff because it’s all over my computer right now.

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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I know, I’m a sick fuck.

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I assumed you weren’t serious about her name, but I felt like sharing anyway.

theeWeeBabySeamus
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I reject your premise.
I do not find this to be sad in any way whatsoever. You keep it up pal because THAT’S GREAT HUSTLE!!!!!!

laserguru
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I would share a lovely glass of white wine with her.

And then play some Slayer.

She will probably leave.

Again.

laserguru
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Actually? That’s not sad at all.

So let it be written….

Wakezilla
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And for that, you are an internet hero

theeWeeBabySeamus
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Watch, I can tell the future….
You’re right eye is gonna hurt like a motherfucker in a few seconds.
http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Seconds_6509ce_156477.jpg

theeWeeBabySeamus
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*Your
(shit..daFuq is wrong with me tonight?)

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Senor Weaselo
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That’s a paddlin’.

herodotus450
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herodotus450

mebee if they spent more tim shooting,, and less time twirling theyd of gotten into teh army (god bless( instead of the navy

Senor Weaselo
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This year is the worst.

ALXMAC
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ALXMAC

Soundgarden – Blow Up The Outside World

https://youtu.be/sC2GjXMk7i4

ballsofsteelandfury
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2-2. I honestly thought Freo-Essendon was going to be the shit match of the round.