“MAC n Cheese Is All You Get Tonight” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

An unapologetic, even if often manic-depressive (it’s a requirement given his choices of sports teams), fan of NC State University, the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles.When not parked in front of the computer and/or TV, can often be found on the golf course shouting obscenities to no one in particular.
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There’s no football tonight, of course.  Well, at least not the varsity variety.

Barely the JV variety either, unless you’re a MAC fan…

But we’ll get to that later.

Besides, tonight I plan to try and ignore sports and finally try (again) to finish some reading I’ve been trying to finish for far too long.

The book was recommended by the lovely and talented King Hippo , and I started it about two months ago while on vacay at the beach.  I haven’t been able to get back to it to any significant degree since then, and it’s been driving me nuts because the book is awesome…

…though it very well might make you think twice before ever going to see a stage production of King Lear  ever again.  Not that you were necessarily planning to anyway.

But tonight, the rest of that book goes down.  Unless I change my mind and decide to get drunk and watch hockey and college basketball instead.

(don’t you judge me)

Tomorrow, that book goes down.  Probably.

TNF Going Bye Bye?

Big Ben (and others) don’t like playing on Thursdays, btw.  And honestly, I can understand why.

But I suspect the bottom line for the league (and therefore also the players’ compensation) will win out in this one…

…if the league were to drop “Thursday Night Football,” that would eliminate the gigantic rights fee that comes with it and subsequently drive down the salary cap, meaning less money for the players. The current “TNF” package actually expires after the 2017 season, so if the NFL did want to make a change, they could theoretically do it starting with the 2018 season.

I actually wouldn’t mind seeing it go, fwiw.

What To Watch Tonight

NHL

Fairly heavy schedule tonight, but only one national game as far as I can tell.

  • Capitals @ Predators – 8:00pmEST – TV: NBCSN

Full Schedule

 

NBA

Fairly light schedule tonight, but also only one national game as far as I can tell.

  • Raptors @ Rockets – 8:00pmEST – TV: NBATV

Full Schedule

 

NCAA Basketball

Games of Note:

  • Nicholls State @ (5)Villanova – 6:30pmEST – TV: FS1
  • (1)Duke @ (2)Michigan State – 7:00pmEST – TV: ESPN
  • (19)Purdue @ Marquette – 8:30pmEST – TV: FS1
  • Howard @ (17)Gonzaga – 9:00pmEST – TV: ESPNFC
  • (7)Kentucky @ (4)Kansas – 9:30pmEST – TV: ESPN

Full Schedule

 

NCAA Football (MAC MAC MAC)

  • Central Michigan @ Kent State – 7:00pmEST – TV: ESPNU
  • Ohio U. @ Akron – 7:00pmEST – TV: ESPN2

 

So you got your MAC.  Now here’s your cheese…

Now…go forth and comment.

theeWeeBabySeamus
theeWeeBabySeamus

An unapologetic, even if often manic-depressive (it’s a requirement given his choices of sports teams), fan of NC State University, the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles. When not parked in front of the computer and/or TV, can often be found on the golf course shouting obscenities to no one in particular.

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Senor Weaselo
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So, did anything good happen? Also I found the Sonic that’s just outside NYC limits. I did not go, for I am a good brother and will go with Hermana Weaselo when she comes back down for Thanksgiving. Anyway here’s Sonic music.

WCS
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When did Sonic have a stage in Philadelphia?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K1rV9kFs6I&ab_channel=sonicKAI

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Brick Meathook

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WCS
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What is, “How I feel every morning?”, Alex. Thanks. I’ll take “World Geography” for $1600.

Horatio Cornblower
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I’m reminded of this comic strip every time I see John Calipari…

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Horatio Cornblower
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I could give up Dick very easily, considering I’m listening to Dick Vitale at the moment.

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Horatio Cornblower
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My college roommate texted me today to ask what had happened to UCONN men’s basketball. At the time they were busily losing to noted power Stony Brook, although they did come back and win.

I told him that I hadn’t really paid them much attention since the Big East collapsed, and it struck me that that’s probably what their main problem is; nobody, including top players, gives a shit about the American Athletic Conference of Athletic Americans, or whatever the hell they call it, and that includes top players.

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JerBear50

So only bottoms are concerned with UCONN? Noted.

Senor Weaselo
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Woo Stony! I mean, I have no correlation with them, but my friend from college does, and he’s trying to hook me up with a girl who goes there now, so… woo Stony!

Also, just fuck UConn on principle. And Cuse. Them too. Actually, them more.

Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

Robert E. Lee High School here in San Antonio (alma mater of Vikings QB Tommy Kramer) is changing its name to Legacy of Educational Excellence High School.(L.E.E. HS). nudge nudge wink wink.

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Brick Meathook
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John Sturges (1910-1982), film director
partial list:
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
The Great Escape (1963)
Ice Station Zebra (1968)
Marooned (1969)
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Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

You left out Joe Kidd.
” I do not care what you to think. I keep you for cold nights and days when there’s nothing to do. Not to hear you talk.”

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Brick Meathook
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Shogun Marcus
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Damn you Dinty Moore for making such an earworm!

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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I read that as dirty moose and wondered what Moose was up to now.

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Col. Duke LaCross
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Blackened feathers falling down onto the ground…

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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Gentlemen.

Shogun Marcus
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My dad’s here?! Shit! Hide the wimmen!
/seriously lest ye go home alone.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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blaxabbath
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Speaking of books, I’m listening to The Art of the Deal. Even if we don’t know Trump was the conman we know now, this book puts it on absolute display.

What a fucking psycho.

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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If only sone portion of 48% of the electorate had been able to read.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
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Gonna be interesting when Hope Hicks tries to explain to the FBI that she wasn’t a direct conduit from Papadopolous to Trump.

Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

“Hey, he wrote a book. He’s obviously smarter than me.”

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

*”wrote”

Brick Meathook
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Brick Meathook

Ice Station Zebra outdoor Arctic set, 1968
Lot 3 dry lake and cyclorama, MGM Studios Culver City, California
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Lot 3 was sold off in 1970. A housing development now sits on this spot.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

Probably a cool neighborhood, though.

Brick Meathook
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Brick Meathook

Dull townhouses and apartments.

Brick Meathook
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Brick Meathook

Another look at Lot 3. Baldwin Hills in background.
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Brick Meathook
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Brick Meathook

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Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

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WCS
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Greatest monster/sci-fi/horror movie evah.

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Brick Meathook
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Brick Meathook

Hey what’s with the three kids?

Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

I dunno what the hell’s in there, but it’s weird and pissed off, whatever it is.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

My exGF is in there; if you need to use the bathroom, just knock; her hostility will be vented in my direction…..

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Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

Perhaps we dated the same girl at different points in time.
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Looks kinda like her; she had worse teeth and drier skin, but man she was good in the hey.

Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

The crazy ones are usually the most fun twixt the sheets.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

“Don’t stick your dick in crazy!”

“Too laaaaaaaaaaate.”

Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

Spurs give up 9 points of an 11 point lead over the Mavs to end the 3rd quarter. Come on fellas, these guys are 2-12.

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litre_cola
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Ice Bombers are beating on the Ice Cardinals. Man are they bad. Being this bad is not going to help getting people out to Glendale.

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Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

Why not both?

rockingdog
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rockingdog

I’m starting to get into Hockey. I like the sharks. They have a cool mascot and cool colors!

Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

Except for the team to which you referred in your post, I am not familiar with any of the NHL teams referred to by commenters on this website. WTF is an Ice Bomber, or an Ice Cardinal? I do not see these teams listed in the NHL standings. Very difficult to follow these discussions.

rockingdog
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rockingdog

I suspect Ice Cardinals are the Coyotes. And Ice Bombers are the Jets. Litre_Cola can you confirm this?

Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

See, I was thinking Ice Cardinals were the St Louis Blues. I’m still on learning curve here, and am only seldom drunk/brave enough to ask for clarification.

rockingdog
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rockingdog

My bad. That makes WAYYYYYY more sense.

Gratliff
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It’s good to see we all hate our respective hockey teams. Football was making me forget that sports are actually bad.

litre_cola
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Ice Bombers show promise.

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Spanky Datass
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Spanky Datass

Ice Cowboys penalty kill sucks out loud. Fuck.

Gratliff
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Flyers have flipped that switch right back to losing all the 1-0 games. If only they could figure out that you can score many goals AND not give up many goals at the same time.

WCS
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Buffalo’s goaltender just ripped his ball sack open. Good Lord.

King Hippo
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did the testicle(s) bounce on the ice??

herodotus450
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herodotus450

Still, the worst injury he’s suffered tonight is the headache of watching his D play in front of him.

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THIS IS WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO KEEP DUCT TAPE AROUND!!

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King Hippo
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I hate Duke very much. Saw they were ahead 19-12, so my hoopsball watching consisted of 1 second this evening.

Am completely boycotting the 2017-18 NC State men’s basketball season/program.

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DON’T LOSE YOUR HEAD.

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rockingdog
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rockingdog

Rhett & Link: The Cheese Rap

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Pro Tip; let the mac ‘n’ cheese cool before you fuck it.

Don T
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Pfft. Only amateur tips fear heat.

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WEEEELLL, lookie who”s not jewish.

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rockingdog
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rockingdog

submarine!

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Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

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Shogun Marcus
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Some In Case You Missed R.I.P.s…Chuck Mosely

Shogun Marcus
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Martin Eric Ain

herodotus450
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herodotus450

(Interior, Buffalo defenseman’s head)
“Yup, standing in front of the net, what else should I do? There’s that guy Crosby on the other team, he’s in between me and the net. Nothing seems wrong about that. Not like he’s any good or ever scores goals.”
(Crosby scores from point blank range)
And on a fucking power play! How do you not just hit crosby in the groin constantly so he can’t score?

Don T
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“I look forward to this opportunity with Pittsburgh and can’t wait to play”
-Marcus Mariota

With, not against PIT. It’s a business trip.

“Thursday… BAD”
-The Ben

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herodotus450
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herodotus450

Oooh these fucking penguins if they even come back and win I’m gonna be so mad.

WCS
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herodotus450
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herodotus450

Like I always say, “A two goal lead for Buffalo is the most dangerous lead in hockey”

scotchnaut
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I made this Mac/Cheese a few years ago-the white trash in-laws still mention it.

herodotus450
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herodotus450

scotchnaut
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Stupid nobodies not taking Martha Stewart seriously is why everything is wrong in America right now.

#Imnotthebechamel #youarethebechamel

herodotus450
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herodotus450

The one is Martha’s own brood, her daughter. The best part of that show is when she tells stories from her childhood about Martha being a psychopath of politeness.

scotchnaut
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[smiles, opens the door for the young lady so that she can enter his basement of horror]

-Psychopath of Politeness

herodotus450
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herodotus450

I’m watching some segment where the fat one and skinny one try to follow along with Martha and do the same craft project she is doing. Martha’s daughter instantly becomes just like Martha, demanding perfection and being real passive aggressive when the other one messes up.

Shogun Marcus
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I propose we straight-up trade Alabama for Puerto Rico. No flag stars lost, East Coast Hawaii to gain. PLUS…no moar fucking saban talk evar, about anything, buh-bye. ROLL DAMN THE FUCK OFF INTO THE GULF.

WCS
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I find your ideas intriguing, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Don T
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Shogun Marcus
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Aw come on Don…One of us, ONE OF US!

King Hippo
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Thursday Night Football FOREVS, just play it on FRIDAY

Make Hippo Commish already. Reminder, I will do it FOAR 10% of Ginger Hammer’s rate, and I have a soul!!

litre_cola
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I 100% agree. Friday, Saturday, Monday. Done.

scotchnaut
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You know how as a responsible, forward-looking parent your goal is to raise your kids so that they’ll do better than you. Right? I’ve done fairly well and think that I’ve shown my eldest son a path forward so he’ll do well.*

* I’m convinced he’ll do better than me. SON OF A BITCH!

Don T
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Amen
-Marvin Gaye, Sr.

Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

My dad was convinced (rightly, I think) that I was foredoomed to be a loser. He came from an impoverished rock farm in Massachusetts, and via a career in the military and some smart financial decisions, eventually became a guy with over a million bucks in the bank. I once asked him why I was an only child, and he told me that I had taught myself to read before I was two years old and that he figured I’d probably be on the cover of Time by the time I was 25 showing off my Nobel Prize. He agreed when I told him that all the brains in the world ain’t worth shit if not coupled with drive and ambition. He finally conceded that I had done alright when I got my government job in my 40s and finally achieved a higher pay grade than he had achieved. Parents are funny.

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JustStopDude

Once again, I am trying to quit smoking. This is the biggest reason that since I have been on vacation, I haven’t really left my home.

I would brutally murder each and every one of you for a cig right now.

Shogun Marcus
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Seriously…look into vaping. I never thought I’d fall into it, but for me and Lady Shogun, it’s really working. TRY.

litre_cola
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Agreed. It takes some getting used to but is worth it.

Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

alternative nicotine delivery system. Downside as advertised on the label. Upside you don’t smell like an ashtray, and mouth cancer is much more survivable than lung cancer.comment image

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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But without Thursday night color rush, how will the NFL torture people who are red-green colorblind?

JustStopDude
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JustStopDude

I had a coworker, a real nice kid, that went to Duke. He did a full academic ride. Real smart, nice kid.

He used to get frustrated because no one would believe he went to Duke. Ebi believe it was because everyone at work thought he was too stupid.

I had to explain to him that no…the reason was that no one wanted to punch him violently in the throat.

JustStopDude
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JustStopDude

Someone related note, NCAA basketball rankings are so fucking moronic, but especially so this early in the season.

Also Coach K has to pay hookers to stomp on puppies to maintain an erection or else he gets violent.

Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

Was his name Tucker Max? Because that’s a Duke grad I would not hesitate to punch violently in the throat.

Shogun Marcus
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Yeah…if you think for even a SECOND I cannot take down Mac n Chee, placed on a hand-tossed crust laced with alfredo sauce, topped with bacon and diced dill pickle, doused with buffalo-sauce soaked chicken and drops of bleu cheese…you’re an Idiot. We have clearly never met. Shall we meet after I finish this with filled doughnuts?

Shogun Marcus
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https://www.toppers.com
Fer to start. Can’t help on the doughnuts.

WCS
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Mac and cheese again?

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