World Gawne Mad – Tuesday Night Play-In Game Open Thread

King Hippo

King Hippo

Reclusive, vulgar Broncos fan.Also a proud fookin’ Evertonian.Likely dropped on my head repeatedly as a small child.[Insert George Carlin quote followed by thoughtful nod.]
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Oh yes, the real thing starts tonight, peoples of DFO.  The Chase FOAR #1 begins with those much closer to #68 tonight.  But it’s still funner ‘n’ hayull, if ya know whut I mean.  Also, there are NIT matches one can flip to at commercials, and even bet on if you are some kind of really depraved degenerate.  Cough.

#16(E) LIU-Brooklyn (+5.5, +200) v. Radford (6:40, truTV)

I hereby officially declare this the 2018 Nickname Bowl.  Blackbirds v. Highlanders.  Alas, you already see Radford’s cock-up – there can only be ONE.  LIU-Brooklyn brings honor and glory to Da Zoo, and advances to the Nova Fodder round.

#11(E) St. Bonaventure (+3.5, +140) v. UCLA (9:10, truTV)

One can enthusiastically thank the Bruins for having the only, um, photogenic cheer/dance squad in this opening Day-Day session.  That said, they had a pretty grueling run in the PAC-12 tourney, and face the most difficult travel of any of tonight’s participants.  Advantage, Bonnies.  I like the winner to make the Sweet Sixteen, FWIW.  One thing to note – St. Bonaventure is absolutely brutal from the foul line, and can cough up a late lead like nobody’s business.  This one ain’t over until the horse is all the way in the barn.  UCLA could be worth one of those high-odds live “come from behind to win” bets.  Just sayin’…

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Reclusive, vulgar Broncos fan. Also a proud fookin' Evertonian. Likely dropped on my head repeatedly as a small child. [Insert George Carlin quote followed by thoughtful nod.]
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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

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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Good night.

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Senor Weaselo

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Stop reading Twitter. It ain’t real.
This VW bus dragster is very real.
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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

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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

It gets wilder in his follow up tweets. https://twitter.com/JackSmithIV/status/973746291359535105

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WCS

Thoughts and prayers.

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

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

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

Nothing to do with the post; I just enjoy watching these assholes get punched.

WCS

Especially when the avowed Nazi has a glass-jaw.

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

Some others I found were of nazis punching smaller women counter-protesters and being proud of it.

Senor Weaselo

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

What TV reference just popped into my head:

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Senor Weaselo

Reading down the Twitter feed, there’s apparently an “Escape the Pogrom” in Brooklyn opening up, and seriously, what the fuck, people.

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

I only got a little ways and was completely disgusted and depressed.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

I stopped after the part where he deleted their website and member rolls.

Gratliff

Welp. Hawking just died.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

RIP you brilliant motherfucker.

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Senor Weaselo

Sciencedammit all to nothingness.

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

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Col. Duke LaCross

One of my favorite memories from when I was a kid was when my mom was the TA for an elderly physics professor at the local community college and he sent her and a +1 (me) in his stead to a reception before a guest lecture up in Salt Lake by Dr. Hawking. This was right after “A Brief History of Time” was published. It’s a true testament to how big of a nerd a 12-year-old Col. Duke LaCross was that it’s still one of the highlights of my life that I actually got to meet and kinda shake the hand of the smartest man on the planet.

Sail on spaceman. The world is now a little dumber with you gone.

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

Nerd in this case is a huge compliment. The anti-intellectual movement/ trend, what ever it is, is astounding to me. I’m glad you got to experience that at an age where it made that kind of impression. I had kind of a similar thing just watching Sagan on TV.

Col. Duke LaCross

I don’t get it either. Being well read used to be something we all aspired to be. Now it’s almost shunned in greater society. I’m still a sucker for anything involving astronomy. I drive my boss nuts when I switch off the golf channel on the TV in the shop for NASA or the Science Channel.

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

With many of these frontier breakers what amazes me is the mental discipline, mathematical and observational genius combined with imagination. Science and history are to me some of best “entertainment”; NOVA on PBS is one of my favorite shows. I enjoy reading some of these books even when in my head I’m thinking “WAAAAAT is he/she talking about??”

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

Shit; just saw the Star Talk with him on it.

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

I can’t up-vote that; but thanks for the news nonetheless.

Beerguyrob

Big deal – the Mets sent Tebow down.

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

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

Artist’s conception; Tebow is of course the well mannered and handsome chimp.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

Damnit…

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What an incredible mind and a pronominal sense of humor.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Don T

How sad. I still read his book every year.
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Fucking Tuesday.

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

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Jeebus UCLA.
Welp, we’ll still always have this…
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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

And now USC is going to lose in the NIT as a #1 seed.
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theeWeeBabySeamus

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Senor Weaselo

I wonder what her major is.

litre_cola

It does not matter. She is passing.

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

She’ll still be $200k in debt.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Stop fucking around UCLA.

Senor Weaselo

Evening all. We might’ve accidentally killed my Italian cousin with Senor-grade hot sauce. (But it wasn’t mine, it was my cousin’s!)

Senor Weaselo

(Note: When we left he was not dead, but he drank a half-gallon of milk and was still in distress.)

Gratliff

95 votes now. Gonna be in court so long.

blaxabbath

Trump is going to preemptively attack PA judges on twitter.

Gratliff

“Judge Reinhold was terrible in Beverly Hills Cop!”

Col. Duke LaCross

Big bump for Lamb all of the sudden.

WCS

Absentee ballots from Allegheny County.

WCS

In the PA special election, Conor Lamb (D) leads Rick Saccone (R) by 755 total votes, with 98% in. There’s approximately 6000 absentee ballots to be counted.

I don’t know we’ll know the result of this tonight. However, even if Lamb loses, this district voted 2-1 for Trump, and Romney by 17%. The Congressman who held this seat resigned after it came out he wanted his mistress to get an abortion. Shockingly, that guy was very vocal about how Christian and pro-life he was!
Anyway, the Republicans have run unopposed in this district for a decade. It being this close should terrify the GOP.

Gratliff

Reality check for #PA18 – special election is being held to replace GOP Congressman who resigned amid scandal. Recent polling had Lamb up by a solid margin. This is already a good result for the Republican Party.

— Boris Epshteyn (@BorisEP) March 14, 2018

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

WCS

As we’ve seen, polling doesn’t mean jack. Trust me, everyone here knew this was going to be a very close race.

Gratliff

Indeed, but it’s fun watching both sides striking up the moral victory band simultaneously.

blaxabbath

There is nothing moral about the US House.

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

Nor victorious (except for the rich)

Col. Duke LaCross

Every single credible poll was within the margin of error.

blaxabbath

It’s amazing that these house dopes think they can sell “I was trump before Trump!” If I were to sell my soul and run as one of them, I’d say I’d vote for the tax bill, probably not mention the repeat assault trump is going to take on health care if he holds a majority in ‘19, and then tell some lies that appeal to locals. That’s it. Then I’d just Paul Ryan questions about Trump.

But since our politicians are the stupidest of those amongst us….

Gratliff

The pedophile judge put on a hat and pretended to be a cowboy for a month and IT WAS ALMOST ENOUGH. It feels like both sides make this entirely harder than it ever has to be.

Col. Duke LaCross

Nice layup, dickhead.

theeWeeBabySeamus

My cat is an asshole.
That is all.

Sharkbait

Cats are cool. But they can be assholes too

theeWeeBabySeamus

She gets affectionate. Then her mind changes and she swats me.
Just like all wimminz.

So I smacked her in the head and closed the door so she couldn’t avoid it.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Horrible call. That was an offensive foul.
UCLA getting screwed.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

The Bruins are raining shame and disgrace all over the reputation of the Pac 12.

More like the conference of chumps.

Croooow
Croooow

NIT is underrated fun. Love the true road games and the idea that mid-majors can actually win and go on runs here.

theeWeeBabySeamus

John Wooden obvs didn’t teach these guys how to put on their socks and tie their shoes.

ballsofsteelandfury

John Wooden taught them how to suck dick.

Sharkbait

Back in from shoveling. Here’s a live look at parking on my street for the next week:

https://youtu.be/5BkOVSFb2Zw?t=3m53s

theeWeeBabySeamus

As previously mentioned, it’s the choices you don’t make which come back to haunt you.

Gratliff

Hoo. I’ve got some choices that would like a word.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Make ’em. And don’t look back.

Trust me on this.

ballsofsteelandfury

So… UCLA has no offense, huh?

theeWeeBabySeamus

I find them very offensive, actually.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

19/ Probably, the most tragic thing about it is that Pavel Datsyuk, an amazing player and not in any way a politician, is having his name soiled with this by playing for SKA. But that's what you get when you dance with the devil… Actually, forget it. The most tragic thing…

— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) March 8, 2018

At the same time, if you’re going to be an iconoclast, you better be willing to eat shit for your principles. That disqualifies 99% of people.

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

I think its hilarious that people actually think a hockey player can stand up to Putin.

Much more powerful people have been sent to die in places like Black Dolphin prison than Datsyuk.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Indeed.

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

Twitter seems to be imploding according to #pa18.

Its close enough that no one will be happy in Penns-tucky…

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

It’ll be awesome when the Dems lose by 3-4 points and go on about what a big victory it still is.

Gratliff

1k votes difference with 95% in is shocking for what’s basically Kentucky, but also fuck the “moral victory” shit. If the blue wave doesn’t wash the states in blue, gonna be super pissed.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

The Dems will despite their best efforts to fuck up (by say, referring to people at proportion of the GDP) will probably retake the house, albeit with a slim margin.

Of course, they’re going to run people like Lamb who won’t budge on gun control and “personally” oppose abortion. Then they’ll vote like Doug Jones does and we’ll be lectured about how they need to do that to win reelection and in 2022 they’ll all lose anyway.

Gratliff

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