Your “Is It Too Early To Make Room For Seconds?” Thanksgiving Eve 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

As in life, a light menu this evening, in anticipation of the big feast tomorrow.

 


NFL News:

  • Josh Gordon was officially back at Browns practice today.
    • So, I guess we’re no longer talking about 0-16?
  • Driving even ardent Christians to pray for a meteor, Donald Trump & LaVar Ball continued their twitter feud.
    • Now, I might be a white Canadian male with a Wet Hitler haircut, but it sure comes across like Trump wants Ball to get on his knees and thank his master President for showing such benevolence on his son’s behalf.
  • For some reason, the Seahawks have cut Dwight Freeney.
    • ESPN guesses “cap space”, since the Seahawks only have $150,505 left, including Freeney’s salary.
    • Cutting him opens a roster spot and leaves them some extra money to sign someone, if they are still considering a playoff run.
  • The Hall of Fame semi-finalists were announced last night. The headliners are Randy Moss & Ray Lewis.
    • Moss & Lewis should get in, so that leaves a maximum of 5 from the remaining candidates.
      • Argue amongst yourselves individual merits. I say Terrell still gets hosed.
    • ESPN has a much better way of listing the other finalists, so I’m stealing their list:
      • Others in their initial year of eligibility who made this cut are Brian Urlacher, Richard Seymour, Steve Hutchinson and Ronde Barber.
      • Four previously eligible players made the semifinals for the first time: LeRoy Butler, Leslie O’Neal, Simeon Rice and Everson Walls. All others on the 2018 list have reached the semifinals in previous years.
      • Already chosen as finalists are Bobby Beathard as a contributor, and Robert Brazile and Jerry Kramer as senior candidates.
      • The other semifinalists are Steve Atwater, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Roger Craig, Brian Dawkins, Alan Faneca, Torry Holt, Joe Jacoby, Edgerrin James, Jimmy Johnson, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin Mawae, Karl Mecklenburg, Terrell Owens and Hines Ward.

Finally, breaking news out of Buffalo:

  • As for the fan reaction, here’s a brief “Hope Clicks Eternal” summation:

“Forsooth.” sayeth the fan base. “Forsooth!” Followed by a chugged beer and a smashed table.


Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL:
    • Flames at Blue Jackets – 7:00PM | Sportsnet360
    • Blackhawks at Lightning – 7:30PM | NBCSN
    • Habs at Predators – 8:00PM | Sportsnet1
  • NBA:
    • Raptors at Knicks – 7:30PM | TSN
    • Warriors at Thunder – 8:00PM | ESPN
    • Lakers at Kings – 10:30PM | ESPN / TSN
  • NCAA:
    • Men’s basketball:
      • Belmont at Providence – 7:00PM | FS1
      • The Maui Invitational
        • third-place game: Marquette vs. LSU – 8:00PM | ESPN2
        • championship game: Wichita State vs. Notre Dame – 10:00PM | ESPN2
    • Women’s Volleyball:
      • Auburn at Florida – 7:00PM | ESPNU

I hope you’re prepared for a full day of football tomorrow. Most Canadians have to work, unless you’re smart & booked the day off like some of my fellow Canadian Commentists. Not me-  STUCK AT SCHOOL!

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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.

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rockingdog
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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Sharkbait
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laserguru

Oh shit?

Who left the console and left me in charge?

Sharkbait
Sharkbait

The night crew?

laserguru

I guess what I’m trying to say here in summation.

/ducks empty beer cans and shouts of “Get on with it you fucking arse!”

Is, I want to thank each and everyone of you for being here and being a part of the family and in all seriousness if you are feeling lonely and aren’t outside of the 310 you’ve got a seat at my table.

Bring beer.

Every one of you have a seat at my table

theeWeeBabySeamus

You’ve no idea how much I for one wish I could take you up on that.

But one way or another we’ll make up for it next weekend.

Sharkbait
Sharkbait

Agreed. That invite stretches to 617 as well. If time permits I’ll be looking to meet for tasty beverages when I’m in California.

laserguru

One more batch of bleedin’ dishes.

Sharkbait
Sharkbait

Worst part. But at least its mostly done tonight.

Romonobyl

Nighters all, I’ll be at a relative’s house tomorrow so I’ll do my best playing with you folks on my tele-phone device.
We’ll see if DAK! has anything left in teh tank.

WCS

Ron Howard: He didn’t.

Sharkbait
Sharkbait

Still watching Jacques Pepin

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theeWeeBabySeamus
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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

DUI = Driving Until Indicted

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It’s nice having your own place where you can be yourself.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Caption: I FUCKING LOVE WEED

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Doktor Zymm

I don’t have access to CBS, so it looks like I won’t be able to watch Cowboys/Chargers tomorrow.

“Oh No,” she said in an unconvincing voice

laserguru

I’ve got a big dinner planned so if you want a real Thanksgiving you’re just a short jaunt to LAX away. We’re at 14 bodies for dinner count tomorrow.

I was thinking of charging everyone 10 bucks for dinner because I used “bone broth” instead of stock in the gravy.

You are most indeed invited.

We have cheese! And wine! And cornbread dressing!

Doktor Zymm

That sounds awesome, but I’m seriously afraid to look up the cost of even short last minute Thanksgiving flights 🙂 And if I was going down coast I really ought to go to my Aunt’s, which….not this year, I need the settling in time

theeWeeBabySeamus

You can come to my house Dok. You can be the goalie.
Any unwanted folks show up, you kick save ’em right out the door.

I have confidence in you.

laserguru

Will accept.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Not me, not this year.
Most folks have been instructed to stay home and learn to be adults or don’t ever come back. Yes, these are people I’m related to….allegedly.

Five people this year. That’s it.

Yes, I’m fucking thrilled. For more reasons than one.

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Charlie Brown was a man ahead of his time….
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theeWeeBabySeamus

Not even a little. I could probably pass a drug test right now.
This time next week, not so much.

laserguru

So what? A week from now or so?

Bring your Vegas A Game Mr. Man!

theeWeeBabySeamus

I’ll be hitting a dispensary before I even check in my man. Though I guess that’s a week from tomorrow. OK fine…this time 8 days from now, lol.

I’m not good with calendars sometimes.

laserguru

This should be interesting.

laserguru

theeWeeBabySeamus

Any requests you’d like to have available upon your arrival? I’m a good shopper.

laserguru

Thai massage.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Hahahaha. That again, huh?

We’ll talk. Still not my thing per se, but I don’t necessarily have the same “constraints” I felt last year. With enough THC in my system, I might be more open minded this go ’round.

laserguru

That’s what I’m talking about!

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Tokyo?

Doktor Zymm

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laserguru

Oh that’s nice!

I’m not a real car guy even growing up in the muscle car era.

The first time I stopped and paid attention was to one of these. A 1964 Rolls Royce Phantom.

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Doktor Zymm

Why don’t we have a branch of the Monster Raving Loony party in the US?

Romonobyl

Political reply in 3…2…

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Too easy

Doktor Zymm

Early James May is way more awesome than I remember

Sharkbait
Sharkbait
Romonobyl

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theeWeeBabySeamus

I read this as James Earl Ray the first time.
My apologies.

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Doktor Zymm

I should get a kitty, but would probably need to turn down the travelling frequency
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theeWeeBabySeamus

Nah, it’s not the frequency.
It’s the length.

(well shit, that sounds wrong too….I give up)

laserguru

Get a kitty.

Senor Weaselo

However much of that white wine there was, we finished it. And got food in between!

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Romonobyl

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Doktor Zymm

ginger ale and soda? Why do you need the soda?

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That was the one that got them sued I believe.

Romonobyl

Yep, Falwell wasn’t amused.
Bummer dude.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Doktor Zymm

Awwww, childrens of all species are annoying

theeWeeBabySeamus

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Doktor Zymm

Joke or not, this is a beautiful quote

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Well, it has been there a while and it is a low traffic 7-11.

Shogun Marcus

Also calling them a dyke or bitch as they pass by might contribute to the denial of your weiner.

Romonobyl

You only call them that AFTER they reject you.
Kids these days…

Shogun Marcus

Tell me about it. You should see some of the high schools. Ffs…

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“Hey! You up for brunch this Sunday?”

“… ….. …. ”

“Um, OK, maybe next time than.”

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Wake up; dried up hotdogs can’t talk.

Doktor Zymm

I always wondered how a landwork meant to reclaim land from the sea came to be a derogatory term for lesbians

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This my tie back into the Dutch boy’s finger.

Romonobyl

You don’t think the lady dykes came first?
Dammit, I’m getting as bad as tWBS.

theeWeeBabySeamus

You poor bastard.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Romonobyl

Off topic:
We have a large dog (GSD) and a rescue cat. Dame Nobyl constantly pesters me about getting another Shepherd. I had to draw a line because our house/yard is just too small and she loses all sense of perspective and reality when it comes to dogs.
We were driving through town the other day and passed a lady walking two big dogs.

Dame: See! She has two dogs, what’s the difference, why can’t we?
Me: She also probably still gives her husband blowjobs.

I’m glad I have a comfortable couch, and I really have to remember when my father in law is in the back seat.

Shogun Marcus

Wait wait…we haz TOPICS?!

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Hot Topics.

theeWeeBabySeamus

As a pet care professional, I approve of this.

Blowjobz 4 puppiez.

(well, that just sounds wrong when I say it like that)

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Senor Weaselo

You’re on a roll today, aren’t you?

theeWeeBabySeamus

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Romonobyl

My “I hope you haven’t seen Snowden yet” reply applies once again.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Hehehehe

laserguru

How many extra pounds during Thanksgiving come from the extra 5th meal you make during pre-prep?

GODDAMN that is some tasty cornbread!

Doktor Zymm

Mmmm, I love cornbread. I could eat some of that. You should make pulled turkey with leftovers!

Sharkbait
Sharkbait

Fuck we end up having second dinner with the cheese, meat and bread we didnt finish from the morning/early afternoon course!

laserguru

I’ve got this amazing cheese shop inside my grocery store and the cheesemonger – he really does look like a cheesemonger – does the samplings of the cheeses. I’ve had and then bought some manchego, the cave aged gruyere, a tripple brie, a Danish marrsdem and many varieties of cheddar.

He gussies the cheese up a bit by putting a jam or a compote on them then serving them over an oatcake or a crisp of bread.

Tomorrow I am serving as first course aged English cheddar on top of a bit of oatcake and topped with a fine schmear of apple butter. You get this crisp oatcake then the sweetness of the apple butter and finally?

A fucking crescendo of salt and depth and the mild funk of a 3 year aged cheddar.

I’m going to be hosting this dinner for decades to come.

Sharkbait
Sharkbait

Fuck that sounds good. Theres a good cheese and meat shop near me that will let you taste before you buy. I got speck and rosette de lyon that were pairing with a blue (the name escapes me t the moment) a delice de bourgogne and an English cheddar. We’ve got some jams and honey to pair with them too.

laserguru

It really fucking works. Goat cheese and fig jam was magical.

Romonobyl

Gotta love a decent cheese monger. My local uber-mart does pretty good, I can get a nice wedge of Parmigiano-Reggiano (the good stuff) cut from their big wheel. I like to order it like that because I can ask for a piece near the rind, where it’s ripe and funky. Not cheap, but worth every damned dime.

laserguru

I’ve got the remnants of a chunk in my cheese drawer as we speak.

Guess what’s getting grated over the gratin potatoes tomorrow?

Sharkbait
Sharkbait

The first argument the wife and I got into when we were dating was over cheese. I was making meatballs and needed parm cheese. I grabbed the $13/lb wedges, she wanted the kraft in the tube. I won.

laserguru

Every fucking time.

Romonobyl

Sawdust…

Sharkbait
Sharkbait

She’s come a long way since then. But yeah…that is not kept in our house.

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Doktor Zymm

Ah, here’s the May intro video!

Romonobyl

Was that when The Stig was in black leathers?

Shogun Marcus

Yes. Before they launched him off the aircraft carrier.

Doktor Zymm

Vinnie Jones is a badass

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Sharkbait
Sharkbait

Watching Jacques Pepin was a mistake. Now I’m hungry

laserguru

That guy is an amazing chef. Early favorite and inspiration. I also watched Julia Child and Graham Kerr “The Galloping Gourmet” in my formative years.

I was destined for the kitchen decades ago.

Romonobyl

Remember Jeff Smith? The Frugal Gourmet was a looong time, and one scandal ago.

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laserguru

Fuck yes! I loved that show because he broke down the food anthropology and the difference in ethnic cuisines and then…….

/whistles through the graveyard

Sharkbait
Sharkbait

Jacques is my cooking spirit animal. Maybe its the wine he drinks while cooking…

Doktor Zymm

Watching Season 2 of Top Gear, they’re super young and the crowd in the studio is tiny. I think this is even pre-May

Romonobyl

I loved that show, haven’t watched the Netflix reboot yet.

Doktor Zymm

Grand Tour is pretty good, season 2 starts next month

Shogun Marcus

Haven’t heard if they’re still doing one week at a time again or letting us have it all netflix-style. Given that the crowd segments are still incomplete, I’m guessing weekly. Boo.

ballsofsteelandfury

Weekly, but no more tents.

laserguru

This would be a good time to break out the link for your “Grand Tour” boots on the ground.

ballsofsteelandfury
Shogun Marcus

No more celebrity brain crash or The American either. Both of these please me.

Shogun Marcus

Season two was when he joined.

Doktor Zymm

This is the beginning of the first ep, so yeah, I guess I’ll be watching his intro video soon

Romonobyl

Clear, dry and 71 deg tomorrow. Fuck AND yes.

Doktor Zymm

Yeah, I talked to someone the other day who asked me if I missed seasons or some BS. People who have never experienced real winter have some ridiculous romantic notions about the cold.

Romonobyl

Was great as a kid in Illinois, I’d get full-blown hypothermic but still played my ass off. I’m old now, fuck that shit.

Sharkbait
Sharkbait

I have street parking. My street turns into the Thunderdome when it snows.

laserguru

I also had some younger years in Illinois/Iowa. Shit isn’t nearly as much fun now.

82 and sunny in the forecast tomorrow.

Nothing like making Thanksgiving dinner with the goddamn air conditioner on.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Chilly here tomorrow. Thank goodness.

Upper 60s next two days after though. Unfortunately, gonna be hard to play golf with 20-ish lbs of food digesting in my gullet.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

You’ve lived in California for 2 weeks and someone asked if you missed the seasons?

Doktor Zymm

Yup. It was in response to seeing my out of state license when buying wine.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Well do ya?

Doktor Zymm

Not yet. I suspect it will be many years.

Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

Yep, clear, dry with a high of 68 and just a slight breeze tomorrow in my little corner of fly-over-country.

laserguru

Holy shit you should see this chicken stock right now.

I could make some homemade noodles and stave off the cold/flu for the rest of the season with this shit!

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“Keep fuckin’ that chicken.”

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Spur
Spur

Doktor Zymm

My neighborhood has a large Afghan and a large Indian population. I suspect I’ve got a pretty good chance of being able to get Indian takeout for lunch tomorrow.

Sharkbait
Sharkbait

Tikka Masala* FTW

*Is technically British, but its delicious anyway

Doktor Zymm

Scottish, but cause it’s good the English call it British

laserguru

I prefer vindaloo with the potato and the spices.

Where did I put that cornbread?

Doktor Zymm

Or Afghan takeout for that matter, though that would require going further than across the street

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Seems like an odd mix, but interesting.

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Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

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Romonobyl

Imagine what they spend on furnace filters.

Sharkbait
Sharkbait

Duchess?

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Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

DAMMIT! The Ice Cowboys are just disgustingly bad on the road. Fuck…

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