Your “Be Nice to the Sub” Monday Open Thread

As if you didn’t get enough World Cup coverage,  I am here tonight because MicheladaTioRoberto has been forced to do work at inconvenient times for the Open Thread.

So,  first things first. Following today’s games,  here is how the first two groups ended up:

GROUP A WINNER: Uruguay

GROUP A RUNNERUP: Russia

GROUP B WINNER: Spain

GROUP B RUNNERUP: Portugal

That means we will have Russia playing Spain at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday at 7 AM Pacific and Uruguay playing Portugal at Fisht Stadium in Sochi on Saturday at 11 AM Pacific.

Ok,  fiiiiine,  I can hear you all the way out here on the Best Coast. What else is going in besides the World Cup?

If you haven’t seen Everybody Wants Some,  I highly recommend it.  It’s set in a college baseball team in Texas and lets just say this audience will like it.

Today,  the Arkansas Razorbacks take on the Oregon State Beavers in Game 1 of the College World Series final series.  It’s a three game series and the winner of two games gets the National Championship. ESPN will broadcast in the States. I couldn’t see a listing for Canada.

Having grown up on the West Coast and having attended a Pac 12 school,  I know all the double entendre cheerleading yells.

TRIM THOSE BEAVERS!

POUND THE BEAVERS! 

etc.

I invite you to add your own in the comments.

ESPN and TSN will follow up the College World Series broadcast with Cubs-Dodgers in the US and Canada,  respectively.

So,  you can get your share of this:

Enjoy the games everyone!

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Wakezilla

I hate Saudi Arabia with a fiery passion, but, the fact they’re going to build a canal to make their former BFF–now enemy– Qatar into an island, is the kind of petty we should all aspire to be.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Well….fuck.
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theeWeeBabySeamus

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theeWeeBabySeamus

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

There’s a lot going on here. Discuss.
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Yeah, and it cost a goddamn grand too, but it was worth it.

blaxabbath

Imagine what America could accomplish without White Trash.

WCS

Reaching Jupiter, completely clean energy, an overall higher IQ, general happiness? Just off the top of my head.

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

I am right there with you.

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Who gives a flying fuck what this guy or any other idiot on Twitter thinks or says or does.

WCS

While accurate, I guaran-damn-tee you he votes. Every time.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Dang! I was in a pretty bad mood when I wrote that, I guess.

Senor Weaselo

I’d give him the shout-out but pepper it with as many insults as I possibly could. Especially of the Shakespearean variety.

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

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theeWeeBabySeamus

/looks at TV

How did I end up watching Cubs/Dodgers?

//Kills self

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Because you didn’t want to watch the O’s lose?

WCS

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

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WCS

Don Draper really let himself go.

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

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theeWeeBabySeamus

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

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theeWeeBabySeamus

I’m not saying a thing.

I mean I really want to…but no.

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Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

The tabby-cat seems less interested in the motion/reaction of the object and more seduced by the scent/flavor … just sayin’.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Which is not totally dissimilar to what I was gonna say.
ie, they seem to be spreading the responsibilities.

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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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Is the commemorating when Kim Jong Un learned to ride a horse?

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

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Senor Weaselo

If I were to guess where this statue was… Wales?

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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JustStopDude
JustStopDude

I’m not going to lie…part of me has always wanted to run over a fire hydrant.

LemonJello
LemonJello

I’ve always wanted to run over a long row of road cones at high speed. How satisfying would that be?

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

Young and drunk in the 80s was fun at the time.

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

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

WUAH??”

-Cip the dog

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Nailed It!

-Blair Walsh

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

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

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JustStopDude
JustStopDude

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Apropos of nothing….

I was quite underwhelmed with the Westworld Finale last night.

That show is gonna suck so fucking hard next season. It’s not even in question. I’m expecting the smoke monster from Lost to swoop in and…hell I dunno, do something stupid I guess.

Thanks for consistently being you, JJ Abrams. I can now cancel HBO.

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

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Ummmmmmm……

LemonJello
LemonJello

Looks like it got into the Viagra again…

herodotus450
herodotus450

Moar like Worstworld amirit?

Senor Weaselo

“Wurstworld? Can we go?” -Andy Reid

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Plus it won’t be back until late 2019 at the earliest. Cancel now, save later!

litre_cola

Did you say Smoke monster?

theeWeeBabySeamus

I thought you were an edibles kinda guy?

litre_cola

Only when I have to keep my stonedness on the down low. Like when inlaws or family visit, day long conferences etc. Other than that I roll it up. I quit smoking cigarettes at home due to Mrs. Cola’s evil looks, so after he sleeps I usually roll one. IT IS MEDICINE DAMMIT! Keeps me level.

theeWeeBabySeamus

HEY I’M NOT JUDGING!!! LOOK WHO YOU’RE TALKING TO HERE BOYO!!!!!

(my hot Li’l SoCal Chocolate Bunny has allegedly mailed me sumpin’…Blueberry Dream, 1/8…if I don’t end up in custody I’ll let ya know)

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

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Shit, that was quite the bong hit.

blaxabbath

I’m sort of interested in baby sign language.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Goddammit you sicko.

blaxabbath

No?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Oh, wait. You’ve got one on the way imminently. I forgot.

Ok, proceed. But we’re watching you.

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

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LemonJello
LemonJello

Dude, it’s just a fudgecicle stain. Don’t be so damn overdramatic.

LemonJello
LemonJello

We taught the young -Jellos some basics; please, thank you, more, all done – TangerineJello was delayed in her speech, so it helped to ease frustrations (on both sides) in communicating.

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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9/10 he stuck the stunt landing..

litre_cola

A buddy of mine at work told me that he still has a waterbed. Same one since 85. I am in shock that it lasted this long and that he doesn’t have crazy back problems.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Holy shit, yeah. I had a waterbed for a single summer and within a month I *hated* the thing.

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

A GF had one that was baffled all to hell, it was great, but it was really expensive at the time. Also a PITA to drain. Ah, those were the days. But yeah, the others were…… I was house sitting and the heater sorted out and melted the plastic. That was a fun day.

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

I called my boos and was honest and said I’d make up the time; bad idea.

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

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Redshirt

They last. My parents had one since ’82 and it lasted until ’00 until they sold it because they were tired of it.

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

And they….. USED it.

theeWeeBabySeamus

There weren’t water stains on the ceiling below for nuthin’.

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

Those stains were not from water……..

theeWeeBabySeamus

Nice load.

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

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Redshirt

I’m already fucked up with mental issues. But nice try, Moose.

Senor Weaselo

Jonathan Loaisiga just gave up his first hit of the game in the bottom of the 6th. I expect Yankees Twitter to start saying he’s useless and to trade the farm for deGrom/Syndergaard/Bumgarner right about… now.

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

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blaxabbath

I’m just reading the Theranos book and laying here in the ac with the dogs.

LemonJello
LemonJello

“Is that about the purple guy in Finity Warts?”
-E. Smith

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I’m kind of amazed that nobody has photoshopped Pennywise makeup and balloons onto this image.

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

Oh, I thought they had…..

LemonJello
LemonJello

There is a metric fuck-ton of crazy behind those eyes.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Yup.

theeWeeBabySeamus

An extreme example of what I’m talking about here. And some of you already know this…

My lovely brother is incarcerated. Serving double life. You probably don’t need the details of why, considering folks don’t get double life for traffic accidents.

About a year ago, he asked for photos of his kids and grandkids. Now, I should add that my brother is a sociopath, and has also at times given out the phone number and address here to other inmates and their associates, for various reasons to suit his own perceived needs. This is one reason I tried to kill him inside prison walls about two years ago, truth be told.

(thank you NCDOC for not prosecuting me…hugs and kisses….k thx)

I told him no fucking way would that ever happen. He would never get photos of those kids considering the company he keeps. And that he himself is a fucking degenerate who should die slowly and painfully by fire.

Online risks are no different, other than the fact that the offenders just haven’t been caught yet. And since no one knows who the victim might be, why make it easier for them to zero in on you and make it your own kid who is the victim?

Because they want to get some sort of sick validation from “friends” telling them how adorable their kid is. That’s why.

And that’s bad parenting. Fuck that.

Redshirt

How many times has he written his kids and grandkids? If the answer is none, that’s your answer.

theeWeeBabySeamus

I didn’t make any. I’m trying to take care of; and trying to protect the ones other folks made but couldn’t be bothered to parent.

So when I see friends whom should have more common sense, put this information online, voluntarily….yeah, it bugs the shit outta me. I might lose friends over it later tonight. But if they stop and think and then keep their kids safer….worth it.

That’s my personal answer.

Redshirt

Good. If he didn’t make a person connection with them, then he doesn’t deserve pictures.

You’ve made the right choice. He’s not rehabilitating himself; he’s living off our taxes as a guest of the State.

theeWeeBabySeamus

It’s not that simple. I wish it were.

But rest assured that if I and my mother die tragically tomorrow, the state won’t get their cut. that’s been taken care of.

blaxabbath

Will I get a cut?

theeWeeBabySeamus

You can have my spoon collection.

theeWeeBabySeamus

/doesn’t really have a spoon collection

LemonJello
LemonJello

Can Dave legally have a trust fund?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Imma will him to Balls. Then he’ll repeatedly run over his shitty little electric hybrid BMW.

Senor Weaselo

If pets can, I don’t see why not?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Senor, you can have my cat. She’s a pain in the ass, pukes all the fucking time, but likes RHCP. (seriously)

And tell Hermana don’t cut the fucking tip of her ear off or I’ll haunt both your asses.

Senor Weaselo

My own cat will probably not take kindly to her. Her cat… no idea.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Meh, cats are jerks.
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theeWeeBabySeamus

And that piece of shit wasn’t my point to begin with.

Which is why Imma shut up now.

theeWeeBabySeamus

WHO THE FUCK +1’D ME SHUTTING UP??????????

Assholes.

😛

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

Oh, my bad I thought you were asking FOR.

[Instruments for the examination of the anus. Medical treatises in Latin and English. Author: John Arderne/ Early 15th century. British Library, London.]

theeWeeBabySeamus

Hehehehe

Senor Weaselo

Fun fact*: There is a curse in Turkish specifically telling one to stick a violin bow up their ass.

*Wait, the fun fact is actually a fact for once? Who knew!

theeWeeBabySeamus

My apologies, Redshirt. I misread your response here originally. I thought you were asking me if I had written my kids/grandkids.

Doesn’t change the overall thing tho.

And I’m not the one who downvoted, fwiw.

Redshirt

No apologies necessary. I did have it like that. I started with a quote from him, but I dropped the quote and didn’t change the syntax.

Too tired to sound smart.

Redshirt

knock-knock-knock

(muffled)
Guys! The door’s not flying open! Did you change the locks? Is this because I’m still a Conservative? But I hate Trump and the Republican Trump-onade drinkers? What more do you want?!

herodotus450
herodotus450

It’s simple: you either join the Whig party or you leave, dammit!

Redshirt

Blue and Buff – Enough of All Their Stupid Stuff!

LemonJello
LemonJello

Whig party? Fuck that. Bull Moose 4 Life, fuckers!

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

Yes.

Redshirt

I can’t wait for Teddy Roosevelt to escape Death and return to the world of the living. We need more Conservatives like that. Okay, New York Conservatives, but still cool.

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

He’d be a “liberal” and not in your party now.

Redshirt

One, its not my party. I’m not a Republican anymore.

Two, Preston Blair wouldn’t be in Republican Party nowadays and he founded the thing.

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

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SonOfSpam

I hope Arkansas doesn’t win the CWS; if I wanted to see Hogs pounding Beavers I’d watch a nature channel show where razorback pigs beat up flat-tailed aquatic mammals.

Dammit. Lemme try again.

If I wanted to see Beavers getting beaten up, I’d head to the Pacific Northwest and watch loggers deal with pests in the river.

Nailed it.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Hehe

herodotus450
herodotus450

I think just an average night in Fayetteville will net you plenty of Hogs pounding beavers.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Hey, down here we pronounce that “Fayette-nam”…!!!!!!!

theeWeeBabySeamus

Damn. Rain in Omaha.
I gotta watch the Orioles.

Real damned funny, Universe.

Senor Weaselo

Beats having to watch the Royals. Unless it’s O’s-Royals in which case I am so sorry.

theeWeeBabySeamus

I’ll be watching the CWS Finals tonight. And unlike soccer, I guarantee you I can tell you the set of circumstances which will bring that game to an end.

In other news, I’m tired of hearing everyone bitch and whine about protecting their online information. Not that it shouldn’t be protected. It definitely should.

But I went on Facebook today for the first time in about two weeks, and lemme tell ya something….

When you’ve put over a hundred photos of your underaged kid online, and have also given more than enough information for pedophiles to find you, and thus also find said kid?

Maybe clean up your own house first, so to speak.

Unfortunately, several of my friends keep doing this shit (real life friends, btw….I don’t do the “be my facebook friend so I can feel important” thing).

Facebook needs to die.

herodotus450
herodotus450

(Note to self: stop using my real name, herodotus450, for all my online aliae. Also, pick up more orthotic condoms from the store. End note)

theeWeeBabySeamus

Hey, sincerely…most of you buttnuts have some common sense. It’s why I like you assholes in spite of your generally poor dispositions (and my own as well).

But the people I’m talking about are people, some of whom I care about, who complain about facebook sharing their information, but yet they put up hundreds of photos of their kids; the towns they live in; and the names of their kids’ schools.

I mean…COME ON MAN!!!!!

herodotus450
herodotus450

It’s tough because if an attacker is dedicated/state-funded enough, they can get you no matter how careful you are. Everything you do online goes through your isp, so I guess you’re running some vpn/tor shit, your isp knows everything you do and say online. So sure, you can not put stuff up on facebook, but searching google for “[local school district] closings/information” can be just as leaky. Where to draw the line? And facebook is supposedly private or secure, according to them. And even if you go full Amish, the government lizard people’s secret mind reading bees will still find you and steal all the precious bodily fluids.

theeWeeBabySeamus

As I think I already said, of course our personal info online should be better protected. I’m pretty sure I said that. Yes, pretty certain I did.

But if one is voluntarily putting info up anyway, info which endangers their family members? Or at least could?

Then they have no argument. Sorry.

theeWeeBabySeamus

I have no respect for people who are more concerned about their bank accounts being compromised by others’ security breaches, while they risk their own childrens’ very lives with their own.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Usually people’s argument is, and I suppose this is every argument for everything, that the benefits outweigh the risk. They get someplace to store their pictures forever, and communicate with people far away, and get a wobsite to tell them when peoples birthdays are. The risks are hazy and ephemeral.

theeWeeBabySeamus

The risks are hazy and ephemeral.

Except when it’s not any longer. Then, it’s too late.

Redshirt

That’s why I have two online nicknames I use. One clean and one dirty. So that way if someone I know sees Redshirt, they won’t see it on anything that would embarrass me. Except for *pr*xx or course.

Don T

I dig your complaint. Players dick around, you add time. That’s the same. But make the 45’ run backward, and display the official time left.
That’s a sensible solution, AND I HATE IT. Play to the whistle! Moar arbitrary shit!! EVERYTHEN’S SUBJECTIVE ANYWAY WOOOO!!!

Gratliff

Rest assured, even if you didn’t share anything on facebook, everyone has everything they’ll ever need on you. The lengths you have to go to maintain actual privacy at this point are insane and very few people know how to avoid giving info away let alone go through the trouble.

theeWeeBabySeamus

I’m talking about more or less pimping your kids out photographically, AND giving enough information for them to be found. Like within hours if someone was so inclined.

It’s apples and oranges.

theeWeeBabySeamus

My point is simple…

I can cancel credit cards or close bank accounts. I can repair my credit, should it come to that. I’ve done it before. I can even shoot some jerkweed in the face who comes rolling down my driveway uninvited if so needed.

But my kid gets snatched from her/his school. And no one even knows it until it’s been hours? Then everybody is screwed.

So why voluntarily give out the information which makes it possible?

I know the answer. I do. But I don’t respect it.

Gratliff

Oh, I got what you meant, but even for children, it’s still not enough. If it’s not you, it’s the kid. If it’s not the kid, it’s one of their friends. If it’s none of the above, the schools will fuck up and do it. If the schools follow FERPA regulations perfectly, vendors will push their limits and inevitably fuck up. G Suite apps in Google (Gmail, Drive, other core google apps) are FERPA compliant and can’t be used to sell info or market until whoopsie doo, Google gets caught breaking that again. You basically have to do the same thing with tech that I remember some of the more crazy religious parent types doing on holidays and specifically ban their access in school. Shit like Clever being used for SSO features, often with integration with SIS and LDAP/AD, creates an awesome single point of failure for data to slip through. It’s terrifying, honestly.

theeWeeBabySeamus

You’re not wrong. I know this.

But ask yourself this….

Why as a parent, if one loves their kid, would you make it sooooooo much easier?????

Gratliff

Sir, those likes aren’t going to click themselves

theeWeeBabySeamus

There it is!!!!!

herodotus450
herodotus450