Your “Welcome To Day 3 – Bargaining With Bargaining” Wednesday Evening 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

Hi, my name’s Beerguy, and I’d like to talk with you about the future.

Super Bowl LI(cked) is in the book, so it’s time to start looking forward to next season.

If you’re like me, your team didn’t win, and that’s okay. It’s okay because your team has learned from its mistakes, and now has a clear path going forward. Holes will be filled; dead weight will be cut; and a strategy for success going forward will be put into place.

Why, the Packers have already started the process, cutting James Starks & Sam Shields. Sure, they have to eat $4.0 million in cap space, but it’s a start to streamlining the team going forward. And the Seahawks have the negotiating opportunity to keep their entire offensive line intact through 2017. Looking at their schedules and divisions, they have a fantastic chance to make it through to the playoffs again. The window’s not closed on either team.

Why, the draft is a chance for them to get better, to add to a team that is just 1-2 key pieces away from returning to the championship game. A draft pick and a couple of trades and they’re right back.

True, they haven’t mastered the salary cap wizardry of the Patriots, who have $62 million in available cap space for 2017. The Packers will have $43 million available, and I’m sure the Seahawks can work some magic with the $26 million they have. Only the Browns, 49ers, Buccaneers, Titans and Jaguars have more cap space than the Patriots. I’m sure there’s ways around that.

But that’s for the GM to figure out. There’s no reason to think he can’t succeed. I’m sure coach’s input will be valuable in this process.

It’s just 78 days until the draft.


Speaking of things you can’t (or shouldn’t) bargain away, Canada’s got its own mild Muslim-ban-esque issue going on right now. The Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015 (formerly Bill C-51), passed under the old Harper regime, has six components:

  1. It created a new terrorism offence that criminalizes knowingly advocating or promoting “terrorism offences in general” while aware of the possibility that someone else “may” commit such an offence;
  2. It allows the preventive arrest and detention of a person if it is “likely” to prevent a terrorist activity that a “peace officer” reasonably believes “may” be carried out;
  3. It creates the new concept of “terrorist propaganda” and allows a judge to order the deletion of such material from the internet;
  4. It gives the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) the power to take measures to reduce “threats to the security of Canada”, even if doing so would violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the “Charter”) or other Canadian law;
  5. It allows government institutions to share information with each other about “activities that undermine the security of Canada”; and
  6. It codifies the Minister’s ability to put Canadians on a “no-fly list”.

(source)

While it’s nowhere near as draconian as anything in the Patriot Act, it still is a frightening piece of (Canadian) legislation in the wrong hands. If you are so inclined, there’s a Day of Action planned for February 25th to try and pressure the Trudeau government to amend or repeal it. [Note: His old man would’ve laughed at you while banging your girlfriend.] While I’m not a Chicken Little, I also don’t want the feds interpreting some of my online activities the wrong way.

For the DFO legal scholars, have a read at the Canadian Bar Association’s breakdown of the law.

And while we’re on the subject of the Home & Native Land,


Canada 150:

February 8, 1879

At a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute, Canadian scientist and engineer Sandford Fleming proposed a system to divide the world into 24 time zones.

Born in Scotland, in 1845 Fleming immigrated to Upper Canada (now Ontario). In 1851, he designed Canada’s first postage stamp, which would do much to publicize the beaver as a distinctly Canadian emblem.

As chief engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway, Fleming became interested in how to schedule the trains. In that era, time was calculated in each town by checking the sun. When the sun was at its highest, it was noon. Time between places was not accurate.

He chose the meridian of Greenwich, England, as the prime meridian, at zero degrees of longitude. On 18 Nov. 1883 the railways of North America adopted the system of one-hour time zones that remains in force today. Because of its simplicity, railway time soon became the standard for the continent. This system was gradually adopted by all countries in the 19th and 20th centuries, and is now used worldwide.

(source)


Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL:
    • Blackhawks at Wild – 8:00PM | NBCSN / Sportsnet
  • NBA:
    • Clippers at Knicks – 8:00PM | ESPN
    • Raptors at Timberwolves – 8:00PM | Sportsnet1
    • Bulls at Warriors – 10:30PM | ESPN / Sportsnet1
  • NCAA: tons
    • highlighted games:
      • North Carolina State at Florida State – 7:00PM | ESPN2 / TSN
      • Providence at Seton Hall – 8:30PM | FS1
      • West Virginia at Oklahoma – 9:00PM | ESPN2 / TSN

It’s all going to be fine. YOU’LL SEE!

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Just got back from my lunch break. A week into February, 3 AM, and it’s 72 outside.

Brocky

I know I said good night, but I’m way too awake right now

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theeWeeBabySeamus

YOU LYING LIAR!!!!!!!!

Brocky

Not my fault,
its Monica’s,
Erica’s,
Rita’s,
Tina’s,
Sandra’s,
Mary’s,
and Jessica’s faul

JerBear50
JerBear50

Brocky = Lou Bega?

JerBear50
JerBear50

Goddammit, I guess I should’ve read the comic first.

Brocky

alright i’m out, remember………..

Senor Weaselo

Aww I was kinda hoping for this.

WCS

I can’t even get mad about this kind of shit:comment image

These people vote. And they think their opinion matters more than 99.9999999% of others’.

entropy

Wait til you get to the one about canoes on lakes being the same as ships on oceans. Good times.

theeWeeBabySeamus

I can’t see Uranus very clearly.
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JerBear50
JerBear50

Hey man, decided not to do that Augustine trip. There’s too many good shows coming around here. That Watson/Cook show is actually gonna be here the same weekend, and Southern Culture on the Skids is playing that weekend too. May as well stay and catch them local.

theeWeeBabySeamus

/pulls out calendar
Which weekend you talking ’bout now?

JerBear50
JerBear50

2/247 & 2/25. Both the shows are at Skippers which is about the coolest fucking venue you can think of.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Yikes, that’s tight to plan. Lemme check a coupla things and I’ll reach out via email.

JerBear50
JerBear50

Oh, sure man. You never said anything further about Augustine so I just figured you weren’t interested. If you want to swing down let me know. Got a spare bedroom you’re welcome to, no actual bed but one of those aerobed things.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Sorry. Been a bad coupla months. But if I can swing it, a short trip south for music and whatever would be great. I’ll email ya in the next couple of days one way or another.

JerBear50
JerBear50

No problem man, I know you’ve had shit going on. If you want to swing down just let me know.

JerBear50
JerBear50

But between the above mentioned shows, Old 97’s next month, and Anders Osborne this weekend (if I can shake this goddamn cold), I figure I better skip the travelling and just pay for the shows.

JerBear50
JerBear50

I actually took off the weekend of the 18th & 19th because of the blues festival in clearwater. JJ Grey, Sonny Landreth, Walter Trout, and a bunch of lesser knowns, all for free at a waterfront venue.

entropy

God damn you, Moose, and your flat earth meme link…. fucking idiots think AIR IS A GOD DAMN LIQUID!

entropy

Wait. I take it back. They apparently believe that the Earth is a flat disk, with a huge dome of glass over it, and the edges are a big-ass ice wall. I’m still afraid to read the FAQ and find out why no ship has ever reached the edge with a resounding “DOINK!”, but I’ll get there soon enough.

JerBear50
JerBear50

Oh sure man. Just keep supporting the coverup. Try not to let anyone see your mason’s ring.

entropy
JerBear50
JerBear50

Holy fucking balls. “One eye = Eye of Providence” So exactly why the fuck would there be more than one eye on a profile?

JerBear50
JerBear50

You know what, setting all rational skepticism aside, even supposing all the illuminatti shit is completely real, why the fuck would they need to put little messages all over the money? Do they all forget about the master plan until they get change back from the coke machine lie some kind of retarded sleeper cell? What is the goddamn point?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Uuuuuummmmmm, so there is this.

https://flatearthmemes.tumblr.com/

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entropy

Oh. Oh holy fucking shit, WOW. People are goddamn STUPID.

Senor Weaselo

I was trying to figure out a better way to say this. This is sufficient.

entropy

“Did you know the moon didn’t start glowing until 1977?” WHAT THE EVER LOVING FUCK?!

Brocky

pages like these, are why the internet was made

Senor Weaselo

Does this mean there’s a Dark Side of the Earth? And if so, can that be a Pink Floyd cover band’s next album?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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entropy

My final statement on Avril for tonight:

http://data.whicdn.com/images/15319921/large.jpg

Brocky
Senor Weaselo

What is… the next evolution of the Sharknado series?

JerBear50
JerBear50

Ok, first shot…

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JerBear50
JerBear50
JerBear50
JerBear50
JerBear50
JerBear50

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JerBear50
JerBear50

Guess it just takes a while to load. Apologies for all the extras. For a minute I was worried I wasn’t gonna get to post music that no one wants to listen to.

WCS

Refresh and it appears.

JerBear50
JerBear50

Yeah, got it.

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entropy

I don’t know about anybody else, but that’s a damn good song. Depressing as hell, but damn good.

JerBear50
JerBear50

I learned how to play it a couple days ago and it fucking choked me up before I got through the last verse.

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Senor Weaselo

Badass.

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I call fake; not that many people in any given city know how to turn into a skid….i.e. make skidding fun again.

Brocky

Man they’re not even trying with these fast and furious sequels anymore

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WCS
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Senor Weaselo

But can they answer what the fuck a Biliken is?

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

So I made a comment and it wound up on the previous page.
WEIRD

theeWeeBabySeamus

Yeah, something is odd about the way the pages of comments are loading. But I don’t wanna annoy internet dad until tomorrow if possible. I don’t wanna get grounded.

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Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

It’s still only Wednesday? Goddamn, this week is moving slow.

At least there’s new Sunny! And somehow, leftover booze from the Superb Owl!

Brocky

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Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

hes right,, but he can go fuckk himself

entropy

Hey, if any of you still have a dislike of Avril Lavigne, remember, she gave us this:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IZCpi5c8suo/Ufz-_FWPczI/AAAAAAAAM40/Rn244v5-zfY/s1600/david+mckellar+hot+stills+(3).jpg

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Brocky

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I AM BOLD AND ITALIC, JUST LIKE MUSSOLINI

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entropy

The timestamps are all manner of screwy on the comments, which I am finding oddly funny.

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Mine all say 4:20.

Senor Weaselo

Wait, you’re not MTWV!

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Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

Is anyone else just getting first page responses and not able to get to what is actually is being said?

Brocky

I have to keep refreshing. still screwy man

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

…divide the world…

But OF COURSE he did

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entropy
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Brocky

So in review, at least on my browser,

1. despite new coding thingy-ma-bobbers, its still best just to post a link as a comment to embed
2. a comment gets likes, but you can’t see who they’re from (a little feature I always liked)
3. page 1 is the newest comments, not the oldest

Fronkenshteen

Most underrated 80s comedy:
A) Risky Business
B) Easy Money
C) Say Anything
D) Local Hero

JerBear50
JerBear50

I gave her my heart. She gave me a pen.

Fronkenshteen

I HAVE HIDDEN YOUR FIREBIRD KEYS! CHILL!!

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Faces of Death 14.

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

Back to School.

No Respect

Brocky

Little Monsters

Senor Weaselo

Colbert’s at a souvenir shop and not the Hello Deli with Robert De Niro. Not sure how I feel about this.

JerBear50
JerBear50

Ohhhh, new format!
/checks for edit button
http://i.imgur.com/MmBKV8X.gif

JerBear50
JerBear50

DTZM, you are the greatest internet dad ever!

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entropy

Christina’s world looks fun.

Senor Weaselo

Nailed it!

JerBear50
JerBear50

I think this, combined with the formatting buttons (cause I have no idea how to do any of that shit by code), might have just cured any remaining nostalgia for the mother ship.

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One of my other favorite P^triots fans:
Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

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WCS

entropy

I’ve been reading Simpsons trivia for the last half hour. As a direct result, I love this video.

JerBear50
JerBear50

So does this new format mean we’re back to not being able to embed youtube?

WCS

After some trial and error, I’ve found use copying the normal link in browser and pasting it works.

JerBear50
JerBear50

Oh, thanks. That’s usually how I do it anyway.

Fronkenshteen

Best fishing partner:
1) Dean Ween
2) Paulie “Walnuts” Gaultieri
3) Ed Norton (Honeymooners)
4) Billy Joel
5) Marshawn Lynch

entropy

Marshawn Lynch, obviously.

“Bass Mode, bawss.”

theeWeeBabySeamus

Shaquile O’Neal.
No wait, he tipped the boat over.

Senor Weaselo

6) Fredo Corleone

Fronkenshteen

/fucking dying

Senor Weaselo

That makes two of you!

theeWeeBabySeamus

He’s nice and quiet, at least.
Hehehehehe

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As long as Joseph Hazelwood is driving the boat and stocking the cooler.

entropy

Fun Times In The Land of entropy:

Within the past week, someone I know was shot twice in his stomach in his own home, and then last night/this morning his ex-GF was shot and killed at 2 AM. I am now wondering when Trump will threaten to send the Feds into South Bethlehem.

theeWeeBabySeamus

WTF dude???????

entropy

Seriously. Shit has gotten REAL up here.

JerBear50
JerBear50

I think invading Bethlehem is more of a PLO thing. Sorry about your friend though.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Ouch.
But nice.

entropy

He’s expected to make a full recovery, but still… damn. Been a hell of a week, folks.

WCS
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Damn; in my neighborhood that one dog keeps barking and those one people have a lot of cars, they were a little late picking up the recycling. Shit man; are these assailants known to the victims?

entropy

Dude who shot my friend was busted within a day. Currently, there are no leads as to who shot his ex-GF.

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Well he’s got a rock solid alibi being in ICU and all.

Brocky

Okay, I laughed.

Seriously entropy, that sucks.

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Old news, but thought a reminder of better times was good.

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entropy

Hah! Nice.

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entropy

The video. I enjoyed it immensely.

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entropy

The passenger aircraft equivalent of driving around a Toyota Corolla without a front grill and bumper.

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I’d be a tad concerned about so of the debris getting sucked into the turbine blades. But then again; it’s Southwest.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

What’s this about beavers?

Brocky

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Brocky Brocky

Brocky

No, Moose, you’re supposed to say your own name. like a pokemon.

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Polo!

Brocky
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Brocky

Brocky

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Brocky

and it would appear that for whatever reason, the short form (or whatever you call those buttons above the comment text) are inferior to thee old fashioned way.

Brocky

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Brocky

this page has passed the embed test, next round, the swimsuit competition!

Senor Weaselo

Knicks totally needed Oakley on the court tonight.

entropy

What’s up folks

theeWeeBabySeamus

NOT MY PENIS!!!!
(as far as you know)

entropy

Be serious. Any time you interact with me, your penis is erect. And it’s getting creepy. You should call the doctor after four hours, after two years, you should probably contact a necromancer

theeWeeBabySeamus

Hey lemme tell you something. I EVER get an erection that lasts for four or more hours, with or WITHOUT the wonders of modern pharmacology…..?

The doctor can fuck right off and mind their own fucking business. This woody is bought and paid for.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Hehehehehehe…..this Charles Oakley thing is cracking me up.
It’s like you could see when they all went from “he’s a legend let’s give him some room” to….

HE’S ABOUT TO FUCK SHIT UP GET HIM OUTTA HERE!!!!!!!!!!

Fronkenshteen

Was he drunk?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Wouldn’t bet against.

Senor Weaselo

…Can we get him a 10-day contract?

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Charles Oakley wants to do something, go right ahead sir. That man has earned the right to poke randos in the head.