Your “People Are Stupid” 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

NFL News:

  • Different day, different angry owner: John Mara said the Giants will address Odell Beckham’s dog-peeing TD celebration.
    • Reminder: his niece is my future ex-wife, Kate Mara.

  • The CFL has ruled that Johnny Manziel cannot play in 2017.
    • Manziel said: “I recently had a really positive meeting with Commissioner Ambrosie and welcomed the chance for us to get to know each other and have an in-depth talk about a possible future with the CFL.
    • The League has not published a rationale behind their decision, but the apparent rationale is that there’s only 5 weeks – and four games – left in the season.
      • They have also extended Hamilton’s rights ownership to the end of the season, should they want to sign him for 2018.
    • But Kaep’s still available!
  • Peyton Manning is allegedly preparing for a Senate run in Tennessee.
    • No official word, or knowledge of his party affiliation.
      • The “Omaha!” says Republican, but the pre-existing macrocephaly says Democrat.
  • Latest rumours are that Justin Timberlake is your Super Bowl LII halftime performer.
    • It will mark 13 years since his last appearance. ‘Member?

  • A wistful read comes from The Ringer, which has “an appreciation” on Darren Sproles.
    • Fun fact: he was in the same draft class as Frank Gore (2003).

Finally, your daily anthem-pocalypse update:

  • DirecTV is offering Sunday Ticket refunds to people wanting to cancel in protest of the protests.
  • The Ravens’ anthem singer, Joey Odoms, resigned due to “fans who attack players for protesting, (a right in which I fought to defend) but are simply not interested in understanding why, is the reason I am resigning.”
  • Peter King’s Word Buffet has a collection of letters fans wrote to teams, with his site cc’d. He includes at the head the one written to Dan Rooney which prompted his response yesterday.
  • The fire chief who N-bombed Mike Tomlin has resigned from his position.

Tonight’s sports:

  • MLB:
    • Cubs at Cardinals – 7:00PM | ESPN / TSN2
    • Blue Jays at Red Sox – 7:00PM | Sportsnet
    • Padres at Dodgers – 10:00PM | ESPN / TSN2
  • MLS:
    • Montreal vs. NYCFC – 7:30PM | TSN
    • Seattle vs. Whitecaps FC – 10:30PM | TSN

Reminder: hockey season starts next week. Can the Penguins threepeat?

PROVE ME WRONG, NHL!

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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Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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These Cubs were back on their bullshit on for a while tonight.

Redshirt
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I just realized I’m watching Survivor. Why the hell am I watching Survivor?

LemonJello
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LemonJello

You know what you did.

WCS
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Fell asleep watching the news?

Romonobyl
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That pic of Kate Mara would be much better if she was demonstrating the proper technique for leg lifts.

LemonJello
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LemonJello

The exercise you’re thinking of is called a “Hello Dolly”

herodotus450
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herodotus450

Redshirt
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I didn’t even know she did pictures like that. I nearly fainted.

LemonJello
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LemonJello

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Redshirt
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Per IMDB for Shooter

Costume Design by
Ha Nguyen

Thank you, Ha. May she rest in peace.

Romonobyl
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Them eyes though.

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Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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*scrolls down*

DAMN IT

scotchnaut
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Jodie Foster channels Charles Bronson in “The Brave One”.

Shogun Marcus
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Just in case you were about to burn things…
1) I’m a size medium, just give the clothes to me. Like jebus would. I got it from here.
2) America wasn’t founded on shh…this’ll blow over.

herodotus450
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herodotus450

Not sure what’s more pathetic about this
https://www.change.org/p/baltimore-ravens-remove-the-ray-lewis-statue-in-front-of-ravens-stadium
The people who voted, or the fact that they think an internet petition will do anything.

Redshirt
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(Incoming Rant)

The Republican Party is officially a lost cause. The Far Right Assholes are in control and have convinced the voters that somehow neo-fascism is the way to go. I’m not sure what type of voodoo shit they pulled, but they did it and the Republicans of Reagan are lost.

Plus I can’t vote Democrat, because I am pro-life (with exceptions), pro-death penalty and anti-gun control (a person shouldn’t have a machine gun, but a semi-auto in their house to protect themselves is fine by me). Also, I believe that if you give everyone all the entitlements they feel they deserve, you’ll go bankrupt. Plus its not Health Insurance that’s the problem; its the cost of Health Care. I shouldn’t have to declare bankruptcy or go on Ramen Noodles for five months just because I went to the hospital for two days. They’re forcing us to buy Premium Tires but doing nothing for the freaking potholes that destroy us if we hit them.

I guess I can vote Republican. LOL, NOPE! I’m for Conservative government where the government stays out of the way, not the MAGAland that Il Douche is turning this country in to.

Oh, to hell with it. Where my beer?

Unsurprised
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Unsurprised

Plus I can’t vote Democrat, because I am pro-life (with exceptions), pro-death penalty and anti-gun control (a person shouldn’t have a machine gun, but a semi-auto in their house to protect themselves is fine by me).

That describes the Democrats. They’ve given up on abortion as a plank are are officially the conservative party in the U.S. The Republicans are insane fascists, but Democrats are conservatives, even if they call themselves (neo-)liberals or centrists or moderates, by any standard metric they are the Edmund Burke definition of conservatives. They want to maintain the status quo with incremental changes and an obsessive devotion to authority and hyper-capitalism. So, congratulations. You’re an ass-man now.

blaxabbath
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Germany just elected an experienced capable leader but they got to elect a conservative-plural government she’ll need to coalition-build with. In short, we need multiple parties (and repeal of the congressional apportionment act).

ballsofsteelandfury
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Why belong to a party? GDI all the way!

Redshirt
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That’s my fraternity from college!

King Hippo
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You sound like a rural Kentucky/Georgia Demmycrat. Just need to move is all.

Redshirt
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I prefer Open Minded Republican. I vote the person, not the letter next to their name.

scotchnaut
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You’re pro-life and pro-death? Kill yourself.

Redshirt
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Not sure if joking or serious.

If comment is serious: Nice way to have a dialogue with someone. Insult them so they shut down and you don’t get a chance to influence or change their opinion. If you’d notice, I didn’t say anything about Gay Marriage. Five years ago I was against Gay Marriage. Now I am for it. I am so for it, I didn’t even think about mentioning it because its an afterthought for me. That only happened because of frank discussion on the topic and soul searching. You think I would’ve found that if I was told my life has no purpose because my views are such an insult to humanity that I’m bringing it down.

When you denigrate someone, they go defensive and run to what’s comfortable.

If comment is joking: I’m going to live a nice, long life so I can continue to piss you off.

Shogun Marcus
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Dude…I for one LOVE you. You say what does you. I respect this. ANYONE decides otherwise, that’s their choice. If anyone tries to hurt you or yours because of this they’re done to me.

scotchnaut
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My intention was to throw out a hard-edged joke that highlighted the two extremes of your beliefs. I’ve nothing against you.

Redshirt
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That’s what I thought. Its seemed way out of character for you so I responded in a way that defended my view without directly insulting you. We’re good.

Comment on, Internet Friend. Comment on.

Romonobyl
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I do have your back Redshirt, not so much for your beliefs but for your right to have them. Some of the commenters here are radically left and don’t appreciate having their windmills tilted, so I can’t help but be Mr. Quixote every now and then. An open mind is a wonderful thing, and I respect everyone’s values even if i don’t agree with them. I haven’t always gotten that in return, but life goes on.

ballsofsteelandfury
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That’s part of why I wrote my post yesterday. I understand some of the more vocal commenters are left but I don’t want this site to be considered left. I think we should be considerate of other people’s viewpoints and try to put ourselves in their shoes to increase understanding. That was my purpose yesterday, but it seems it was lost.

Romonobyl
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I read your post and agree with what you said. I had to submit a comment of course, but probably too late to matter.

Redshirt
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I know this website is left, as I have found with some impassioned responses to some comments.

I have never felt threatened by it, and me feeling comfortable sharing my views supports that.

Now if we can only lock all 536 people (senators, representatives and Trump) in the House Chambers and keep them there without food, water or heat/AC until they understand open dialogue and respect for other people’s views, then this country will be back on track.

King Hippo
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yeah, because having a governing body of diverse ideology should be a strong point. Even though I am predominantly liberal (well, socially liberal and economically center-left), there are certainly going to be times when the conservative point of view may hold the key to solving a certain problem, or pointing out a certain reasoning flaw in a program.

No one ideology is going to be correct all the fucking time.

Romonobyl
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THAT I can get on board with.

herodotus450
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herodotus450

And fuck-life in between.

herodotus450
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herodotus450

pro-life (with exceptions) is a good description of the status quo

Gratliff
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If you consider war and dying from preventable diseases and execution and contaminated water and unsafe work environments and your occasional mass shooting as the exceptions, you get real close to the heart of the Pro-Life platform.

Redshirt
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exceptions = rape, incest, life of child or mother.

I believe that when a man and woman choose to have sex, they choose to accept the responsibilities of having sex, either change in the relationship, betraying someone or conceiving a child.

In the instances of the exceptions above, the woman’s ability to have a choice was taken away or in the last case, the situation has changed and she should decide how to proceed.

WCS
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I have an idea:

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scotchnaut
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My son forgot that I work from home on Wednesdays-I heard him singing this tune from the top of his lungs this morning while he was in the shower. Thing is, when he was 3/4 years old I would crank this tune in the car and sing it in all kinds of weird voices and he would laugh his ass off.

herodotus450
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herodotus450

smh bands liek this not possible any more after the ban on Chlorofluorocarbon,,, how is g*d supposed to see us now with no hole in the o zone?

Senor Weaselo
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Evening lizard people. It’s been a good day. I got my after-school job back (long story), and it’s SUNY Alumni Night at the Stadium so I got food and drink and seats and vouchers for two seats to a game next year and Hermana Weaselo’s here and she got her vouchers, so we’re making money on the deal because the booze was free. Woo!

blaxabbath
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I canNot imagine what it would be like to go to college in New York City.

Shogun Marcus
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Here in GB the stupidity is at defcon 2. I honestly don’t know what tomorrow may bring. The reds (who oddly say comrade instead of tovarisch) say now that Aaron is the antichrist made flesh.

WCS
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King Hippo
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PeyPey is, in fact, a moderate/Chamber of Commerce Republican.

Romonobyl
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Until they change his microprocessor.

WCS
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You mean the kind that lose by 20 points in the primaries? Good thing Battleship Manning has name recognition.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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If he picks the right state he can win and be every bit as horrible of a senator as possible.

Redshirt
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He’s in Tennessee. I think he’s still a God there.

Shogun Marcus
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Kommentariat I kneel before thee unashamed, for none but you can cast judgment by which I care.
Is it wrong that my 20-something niece espouses idiocy, and while I COULD STRIKE DOWN UPON HER WITH GREAT VENGEANCE AND FURIOUS ANGER…I do not? I only said…
Hey. So…does this mean I get your spot in line for tix? And before you burn stuff…I’m a size Medium. Give them to me so I can donate them to those that NEED clothes. Like…kids? In Puerto Rico? Who are in fact American? Jesus wouldn’t like you denying kids. America!
Wrong?

Wakezilla
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I think you handled it well

herodotus450
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herodotus450

Just make an exasperated sigh, then conspicuously call your lawyer to update your will. She’ll get hers in 20 10 years when she has to buy her own ashtrays!

ballsofsteelandfury
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I wish more fans would be like LA and actually stop spending money on the NFL.

You should encourage this behaviour!

WCS
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Tell her JJ Watt loves TEH TROOPZ. Allejandro Villenueva was TEH TROOPZ. They don’t think TEH TROOPZ are being DISREESPECKTED.

Or, you could just tell her that’s awfully easy to get fauxraged when underlying social issues don’t affect you in any way.

Shogun Marcus
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Thank You for understanding.

scotchnaut
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If you could apply some ranch dressing to that word salad, maybe I could make sense of it.

Shogun Marcus
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Go from “Hey…

Unsurprised
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Unsurprised

Acceptable wearing of one Canadian Tuxedo

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