Your “Can You Stop Testing My Breaking Point?” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

Quick NFL Hits:

  • Nick Foles doesn’t care that Tawmmy didn’t shake his hand after the Superb Owl
    • Why should he? He’s the one that won the damn thing.I hope that when they meet next week for the preseason game, Foles just holds out his hand and asks him to kiss his ring
  • Looks like the Donks DE Adam Gotsis GOT THIS, as the charges of rape against him were dropped earlier today
  • .Who knows if this will still earn him a suspension or fine from Commissioner National Disgrace, as he has yet to consult the wheel
  • DeAndre Hopkins got into it at a joint practice today with CB Jimmie Ward of the Niners.
    • Were there punches? APPARENTLY!
      • Bill O’Brien gave Hopkins the boot from practice, even though it looks pretty clear that Ward was the (obvious) instigator.

Rage Dump:

Yesterday was a rough day for me for a couple reasons, but I’ll give you guys the quick overview for your sake and really, my own:

  • I was expecting a very light work day and quickly learned that would not be the case as a ton of unexpected things got dumped on me in the morning
  • Despite all of that, I was hoping to take care of last night’s Open Thread duties, and last minute had to bail
    • Special thanks to tWBS for stepping up and doing a great job with such short notice
  • Not long after that, one of my coworkers came over and let me know that my car had a flat tire in the parking lot
    • Calling AAA would mean staying late at work, and that wasn’t about to happen, so 30 minutes in the hot sun later, tire comes off, spare goes on
      • Luckily, there is a Discount Tire less than a mile from my work and I got a few minutes before they cut off walk-ins at 5:30
        • Big nail was sticking out the side of the tire, likely from the road construction that’s plagued my work commute for the last few month, but I’ve got the hazard coverage
        • An hour later, they couldn’t patch the tire and I could either drive out on an inferior tire, or wait until they got mine in “tomorrow.”
          • I still haven’t heard from them
  • On my way home, a girl I was about to ask on a second date shocked me by letting me know that she put in her two weeks notice yesterday and is moving to THE NETHERLANDS for grad school right afterwards
  • The six pack of beer that I bought, which was listed at $10 turned out to be $18, and I didn’t catch it until after I was home and saw the receipt
    • Not even close to being worth $10, unfortunately – Rare miss by Stone
  • While putting groceries away, Roommate Commander did not seal a bag of frozen corn properly, and that decided to explode all over the kitchen

A shower beer and some time alone in my thoughts definitely brought me back up, but damn, that was a lot to come in such rapid succession. Thanks for listening if ya did.


What the Hell is on Tonight?!:

Nottttt a whole lot.

  • Basedball:
    • OWAH NUMBAH ONE SAWX go to the “Passionate Fans” of Philly – 4pm PST on <strike>NESN</strike> ESPN
  • Tennis
    • Western and Southern Open in the Nasty ‘Nati – Unable to find national broadcast

My day has been considerably better (thanks for asking) so far, but I will be spending my evening going to a city counsel meeting/open forum regarding more housing developments being added in my area, and I know that is going to be painful. Local politicians in the pocket of construction companies? NEVER! Will me going actually do any good? Probably not! But at least I’m trying, and that makes me feel a hell of a lot better.

Alright, enough of my bullshit. Have at it, folks!

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers
Low Commander of the Super Soldiers
Low Commander of the Super Soldiers is a native North County San Diegan with an affinity for the Padres, beer, whiskey, punk rock, video games and the end of days. If you eat a fish taco with a fork in his presence, you may lose your hand.
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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I can’t really compete with any of the bad day stories. All I can complain about at the moment is a headache, and that I got knocked out of a poker game after going all-in on A2 (I was running out of chips and kind of wanted to go home), paired the 2 on the flop, and then got beat by someone who had called me with a freaking 79 that turned into two pairs.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Likewise. I’ve spent the past 4 of 5 days racing on track. No wrecks, too!

Although I did spend 6 hours in traffic getting to and from the tracks.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Yeah, considering how my past week went (past month really, other than while I was California), today was blissfully quiet for me as well. Worst thing that happened to me today was rubbing my eye after forgetting to wash my hands after picking some Ghost Peppers.

But eye drops are cheap.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Jesus, I’m living in the lap of luxury compared to you degenerates.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

RIP Audi B5S4

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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

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theeWeeBabySeamus

My cat has a big promotion coming up, he’s all worried.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

theeWeeBabySeamus

Hahaha….that one’s next on my playlist.

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

I didn’t come to Victoria to have sex with old Harold Delaney.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Norm is an international treasure.

Col. Duke LaCross

This just in: Gregg Williams-still a psychopath, but now with frosted lettuce.

blaxabbath

Greggggggggggggggggg

theeWeeBabySeamus

Senor Weaselo

That reminded me of the cupcake I had in my bag!

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

[pats cupcake bag knowingly]

– Andy Reid

Wakezilla

Charlie could have at least told Jake to lick the frosting like a god damn champ. SMH

yeah right

I’ve been trying to watch Sharp Objects on HBO and while it’s really well produced the only viable way to watch is while staggering drunk, bleeding from self induced cuts and listening to Led Zeppelin.

I’ll have to adjust accordingly.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

I’ve enjoyed the hell out of it so far. Although it started pretty slow.

yeah right

It’s some twisted shit. So I’ve liked it too.

King Hippo

The #BFIB won they millionth baseball match in a row, but the Dirt Redacteds’ garbage reliever likely broke #MVMarp’s hand/finger, and I demands blood FOAR teh blood gods!

Ian Scott McCormick

Look at my punter, yo

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

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I’ve heard from footbawl knowerers that the HOX were in a personnel grouping that would have resulted in a huge loss on a run play. This play was just supposed to be a throw away to stop the clock.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

It bugs me so goddamned much because why the hell are you not running a bootleg on that play? If the pass is there, great. If there’s a running lane, great. If neither, chuck it into the crowd.

Wakezilla

I honestly don’t blame any of the Hawks’ players who did not move on from that bullshit call.

Brocky

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Senor Weaselo

The gravy boat’s name is naturally Boaty McBoatface.

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

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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

KITTEH!

Senor Weaselo

HOLD THE FUCK UP. Second date? Is that a real thing? I’m pretty sure it’s a myth.
/Piling on like Ray Lewis
//Taking a stab at it… like Ray Lewis

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

First dates are so rare………

King Hippo

yeah, ur not only one who picked up on humblebrag disguised as complaint

/still, moving to the Netherlands is a pretty good stop sign

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

“Second date?? Who has that kind of money?”

King Hippo

A handjob in the alley should count as a date, and is totes free

yeah right

We shop in different alleys.

Horatio Cornblower

Had a conference call with the entire office this morning. Found this a bit too late.

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WCS

Really expected doggy to knock the TV over.

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theeWeeBabySeamus

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Horatio Cornblower

I’m drinking a coconut-flavored stout for some reason. 7.9 ABV. It’s a tropical kind of hammered!

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Wakezilla

Hot taek: Any politician who says global warming doesn’t exist, we cut off their fucking tongue and kick them out of politics.

#wereallgoingtodiebymeltingtodeath

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Horatio Cornblower

That is outstanding.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Don T

Do the right thing, Low Comm: knock her up.
-My very fertile compadre (his answer to all lady stuff)

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Wakezilla

It’s kind of funny that the week Jalen Ramsey is suspended for criticizing the media, he uses GQ to sound off on a bunch of guys.

SonOfSpam

‘Sup, all you handsome and/or beautiful motherfuckers?

litre_cola

Oh you charmer.

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

[pulls shorts up higher to better show outline of ballsack]

“Great, thank you.”

Wakezilla

Calgary being named one of the top cities in the world, only for anyone to die after being outside for more than 5 Minutes is the most Calgary thing ever.

I feel like I live inside a cigarette

litre_cola

Great day to work outside! Makes you feel alive!

Wakezilla

You’re hardcore. I took one breathe outside, got a headache and have had a soar throat ever since

litre_cola

We gave all of the employees masks to go out on the street today. I did checks on them throughout the day.

Wakezilla

May the force be with you in containing miniLitre in doors.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Work suuuucks

WCS

Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I’d like to subscribe to your newsletter.

King Hippo

have you both EVAR considered that mebbe LIFE SUCKS?

Brocky

Fuck it. I need a laugh. We all need a laugh. I’m posting memes. This one still cracks me up

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WCS

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Elon Musk is using Tesla profits for the Mars program again I see.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Tesla profits

Good one.

Brocky

There’s a 96% chance of this happening today

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litre_cola

MIne is always at 6 am when I leave for work I drop my keys, or approaching the car to leave.

“So, it is going to be one of those eh.”

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Sometimes I get to my front door and absent-mindedly press the unlock button on my car key fob.

theeWeeBabySeamus

I always accidentally hit the panic button while trying to hold keys and carry other things because I forget I have pockets. My neighbors love that at 6am, btw.

Ooops…sorry guys, just me again.

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Brocky

For whatever reason, some key fobs are just shitty designs.

My gramps woild always sccodently open the trunk on the caddy just handing his keys

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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herodotus450
herodotus450

hella ding dongs

Brocky

Hee hee…. cock

herodotus450
herodotus450

Trump apparently revoking security clearances from his most public detractors to distract from omarosa tapes. If he ever uses the phrase “great leap forward” it might be time to actually move to canadia. Or mars.

Brocky

Honestly, at this point what damage could tapes do? His base loves his racism. According to white people, every single black person says the n word 48 times a day.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Yeah I guess the only thing is it could shame relatively normal/repub/moderate white people from supporting him just because he’s a “republican”, and expose that his base is very small. He wasn’t joking apparently when he said he could shoot someone in broad daylight and they’d still love him.

Redshirt

Well some of them kind of do, which is my problem with the n-word.

If we’re all equal and there is no difference in the races, then why is it okay for one race to say that word and wrong for everyone else? In a twisted way, that’s racism right there. Just because your race was treated like shit doesn’t give you points you can redeem for use at a later date.

You don’t see a bunch of Jews saying “What’s up, my k-word?” You didn’t hear Mr. Miyagi tell Sato at the end of Karate Kid Part II “私たちは今、大丈夫です, sl-word!”

SonOfSpam

(sigh)

White people may not use the word, as our ancestors used it to subjugate and/or kill.

Black people may do whatever they wish with the word, as they were the victims.

That is all.

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

That kind of “logic” is why I fucking hate most conservatives.

litre_cola

Hai! I have a condo for rent in said Canadia!

herodotus450
herodotus450

If it’s near Winnipeg, no thanks, I would prefer some place with lots of parks.

litre_cola

Calgaria! I am from the Peg but left 20 years ago.

SonOfSpam

Guarantee me some of that sweet-ass citizenship and I’ll be there yesterday.

Wakezilla

Canadia is getting boycotted by everyone for criticizing the Saudis. Gotta love capitali$m

Brocky

Dang, did the dfoers collectively run an old gypsy woman? This week has sucked for me too

Saturday dad wakes me up and says he needs my help. We drive and buy a medium sized wood chipper. We had purchased a new place year, and its massive yard, previously manicured, is overgrown as hell, so he finally ponies up to get the chipper for the shit ton limbs we were gonna use.

How fucking hard Is it to buy a wood chipper? Apparently really fucking hard! Took those morons 45 minutes to find the only one they had in stock, and they stored it outside. dad was on the hook for it though because he had prepaid online. Its filled with rusty water, but still manages to start. We take it home, it runs for 2 minutes, stops, 2 minutes, stops. My dad isnt often the one to make a fuss of things, but damn we took that piece of shit back.

Not the only thing happened Saturday.

The property has a manmade pond on over grown with cattails, which are a bitch to get rid of, He’s got a work buddy brings over a small back hoe attached to a tractor. The plan is extend the arm over the cattails roots, I punch through a batch, kinda lasso around the arm, and pull it up a clump at a time. Sounds easy right?

Well we do this a few times, it works, I come out of the pond to talk about moving the tractor around, next thing we know, his friend yells at us theres a hole in the liner.

This moron had tried to use the bucket to scoop up the cat tails. Which my father had explicitly told him not to do because the fucking bucket has gigantic 4 inch fucking teeth on it and how the fuck do you not account for the fucking liner when you can see a large portion of it everywhere else?

Long story short, there’s foot long rip in the liner ,too big for a small patch, might have to replace the whole thing…… fuck…..

And that’s not all! Turns out grandma, already in assisted living, is “unresponsive” because apparently the fucking aides either gave her too many painkillers, or let her get an infection because now she won’t eat. I’m sitting next to her, taking a break from spoon feeding her, because the aides cant seem to figure out that she wont do it in her current state. This is the fourth night in a row.

And on top of that, when I’m getting home around nine, I’m gonna treat myself by grilling up some steaks.

I have no idea how the hell California is on fire because I cant seem to get charcoal started to save my life. Took over an hour to heat up.

Also today the plastic that protects the undercarriage in my car was dragging on the road. Because apparently I hit a pothole in july.

Fuck

Rant over

Redshirt

Come here.

(opens arms for virtual hug)

Brocky

goes for hug

Trips

Injures back

blaxabbath

Winner

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

Well, shit. Sorry.

blaxabbath

long-story-made-short, a general contractor that is doing a historically terrible job on this project has given up on building (like 1/3 complete, maybe and already a year over schedule) and now appears to just be in the business of trying to nail his subs and suppliers on any bulllshit. So now I gotta assemble like a massive administrative delivery for them by the time I leave friday. It’s such a pointless challenge but they’re just baiting us to give it the bullshit response it deserves so they can act like it was on honest effort so they can open the door to attacking us.

I’m going to knock this mother fucker out of the park.

Being a big time procrastinator, I am sure I have just enough hours to get this out around 5p Friday but I also know it is going to be a terrible grind — plus my morning tomorrow is already booked, including three hours of driving. But I am only assuming what toll the baby may take. Think the wife may have handle him but, who knows, maybe I am estimating too much time for short breaks of rest.

Ok, with that said, I am just back from a trade expo — it was terrible, thanks for asking — and now I am going to pick up where I left off when I left my desk at 1p today. Which is about ~10% done.

See you guys Saturday (which I may go all Shabbat on though, so it’ll be Sunday).

Redshirt

I’m not a lawyer so I can’t help you, but hypothetically if you have a contract with him with a defined completion date, its simple. Take pictures of his work. Get any emails or texts to show him delaying. Don’t pay him another cent (except for repayment of supplies). If financially possible, consider suing him you already paid him (labor only) for services not rendered.

Oh, and if he’s licensed, call the State Contractor License Board and report him. That way every person he tries to get as a customer will see what he did to you. Also, maybe the Better Business Bureau.

blaxabbath

Oh no — I am a material supplier for a subcontractor. These guys are a MAJOR general contractor and they’re throwing down a project that, in saner times, would put the Governor’s seat at risk because of the delays/expenditures/quality.

I’m just trying to get him from holding my money and, if does so, put us in a position to go get it. His base problem is his guys and their shit work — but they’re just trying to find ways to shift blame/penalties to anyone on the job. I doubt it’ll go that far but this is VERY interesting approach to general contracting on their end.

litre_cola

I am watching a doco on Cat shows. It makes Best In Show look normal.

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

You are just in this for the pussy.

Redshirt

(in my brain)

Brain Worker: “Sir! This joke idea just came off the wire.”
Brain Filterer: “What the… who the hell thought of this dirty joke?”
Brain Worker: “Redshirt’s sense of humor, sir!”
Brian Filterer: “Boy that guy needs therapy. Or laid. Or both.”
Brain Worker: “Yeah, no kidding, sir!”

Brocky

I’m glad one of us is having a good time

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Game Time Decision

ummm, ow

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Not yard trashing hail storm today. Yea.

Redshirt

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/15/us/pennsylvania-catholic-church-victims/index.html

The only thing that keeps me from being an atheist is that it eliminates the comfort a loving God would give the victims and Satan is busy making an expansion to Hell for all of these monsters. 300 priests and 1000 victims? God Bless the later and God Forgive the former.

This is why I never liked the Catholic Church. Every person is a sinner and shouldn’t be elevated between others and God. A person’s sins should only be told to Jesus Christ. Plus the corruption and rules.

herodotus450
herodotus450

TI 8 beguns today, $24 million+ total prize pool, no Admiral Bulldog on location, finals are more predictable than the nba playoffs.
/esprots update, over.

rockingdog
rockingdog

found my late night reading:
The Lionel Hutz Infomercial by Billy Domineau

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eFFzdGiYN4zA6WVIiAiARkWW3WLD2rad/view

Redshirt

On my way home, a girl I was about to ask on a second date shocked me by letting me know that she put in her two weeks notice yesterday and is moving to THE NETHERLANDS for grad school right afterwards

You can offer to take her out for a going away date?

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I’ll bet she’d go Dutch

theeWeeBabySeamus

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SonOfSpam

It was right there, you nailed it, go get a goddamn sandwich.

rockingdog
rockingdog

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Redshirt

I had a bad day yesterday too. When I stopped at McDonalds for breakfast, they put a folded egg in my McMuffin. If I wanted liquid egg, I would’ve order a bagel. They deprived me a real(-ish) egg.

(beat) I’m okay. I’m trying to move on.

theeWeeBabySeamus

On my way home, a girl I was about to ask on a second date shocked me by letting me know that she put in her two weeks notice yesterday and is moving to THE NETHERLANDS for grad school right afterwards

Wow, and I thought I was the psychotic one who was into long distance relationships to a fault.

(seriously sorry to hear it dude)

blaxabbath

Two weeks!

Just don’t plan on a fifth date.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

A shower beer and some alone time

Name of the saddest sex tape of all time?

Redshirt

Or the best shower ever!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I assumed Foles and Brady didn’t shake hands because Brady couldn’t get close enough.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Sounds like you won’t be going to her nether lands, heyooo!