Your “We Are The Skyscraper Condemnation Affiliates” Saturday Evening 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

I’ve never made it a secret that The Kinks are my favourite band and the first concert I ever attended. It’s the 50th anniversary of this album, and the $160 vinyl box set that came out is on my Christmas wish list the second it gets transferred to digital or CD.


Sunday broadcast maps – courtesy 506sports.com

CBS SINGLE

 Anchorage
 Fairbanks
 Honolulu
█ Pittsburgh @ Baltimore – Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts

█ Kansas City @ Cleveland – Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Bruce Arians

█ NY Jets @ Miami – Andrew Catalon, James Lofton

█ LA Chargers @ Seattle (LATE) – Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon

█ Houston @ Denver (LATE) – Tom McCarthy, Steve Beuerlein

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FOX EARLY

 Anchorage
 Fairbanks
 Honolulu
█ Atlanta @ Washington – Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis

█ Detroit @ Minnesota – Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman

█ Chicago @ Buffalo – Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston

█ Tampa Bay @ Carolina – Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber

█ NO GAME due to local home game on CBS

UPDATES:

  • Cincinnati OH: ATL-WSH to DET-MIN
  • Albany NY: ATL-WSH to CHI-BUF

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FOX LATE

 Anchorage
 Fairbanks
 Honolulu
█ LA Rams @ New Orleans – Joe Buck, Troy Aikman

NO GAME due to local home game on CBS


Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL:
    • Leafs at Penguins – 7:00PM | CBC / NHLN
    • Bolts at Habs – 7:00PM | City
    • Oilers at Red Wings – 7:00PM | Sportsnet
    • Black Hawks at Flames – 10:00PM | CBC
  • CFL:
    • Alouettes vs. Tiger-Cats – 7:00PM | TSN
    • Stampeders vs. Lions – 10:00PM | TSN
  •  NCAA:
    • Football: the first three look like dog shit, but then quality takes over
      • Duke at Miami – 7:00PM | ESPN2
      • Houston at SMU – 7:00PM | ESPNU
      • Notre Dame at Northwestern – 7:15PM | ESPN
      • UCLA at Oregon – 7:30PM | FOX
      • Alabama at LSU – 8:00PM | CBS
      • Oklahoma at Texas Tech – 8:00PM | ABC
      • Southern Cal at Oregon State – 10:00PM | FS1
      • BYU at Boise State – 10:15PM | ESPN2
      • San Diego State at New Mexico – 10:15PM | ESPNU
      • California at Washington State – 10:45PM | ESPN
    • Hockey:
      • Ohio State at Notre Dame – 7:00PM | NBCSN
  • NBA:
    • Pelicans vs. Spurs – 8:30PM | TSN2
  •  UFC:
    • UFC 230 Prelims: Cormier vs. Lewis:
      • From New York City – 8:00PM | FS1 / TSN3

This looks like a solid aperitif for Sunday’s NFL selections. MODERATION, MY PRETTIES!

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Brick Meathook

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Convair (a merger of Consolidated Aircraft and Vultee Aircraft) produced both the ugliest aircraft in U.S. aviation history and the most beautiful aircraft in U.S. aviation history. All the aircraft were produced by highly skilled engineers and craftsmen. Beauty is subjective, so I’ll show you a few examples.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

UGLY (X-51):
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BEAUTIFUL (B-58 Hustler):
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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

UGLY (B-24 Liberator)
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BEAUTIFUL (Convair 880)
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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

UGLY (Convair240)
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BEAUTIFUL (Consolidated PBY “Catalina”)
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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

The PBY “Catalina” is the most awesome San Diego thing ever since the fish taco.

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

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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Second-hottest Raiders fan after RTD
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Mayor McCheese has seen some shit, people.

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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

From the Halls of monterrey to the shores of blue brie.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Squirrel Girl is one of us.
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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PUGSPLOSION!

But first a little nappie.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

We have a pug at work. I’m convinced they are actually space aliens, although I like our work pug. The sound of a dozen pugs breathing must be astonishing.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

It would be preferable if they were aliens.

Sorry. I couldn’t help it. Polly shouldn’t be.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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

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Wakezilla

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

“Indigenous Peoples Day” is anti-immigrant.

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

Got her degree in history from Trump University.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Denver lucked out on that late game.

I saw Mid90s. That was a kick in the balls. It was like watching home movies if we ever had money for a camcorder to make them.

So then I saw A Star Is Born, which was really good. I think the universe is trying to tell me to get off my ass and put some real effort into my art.

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

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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

Go local pro and/or college teams!

Senor Weaselo

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

Pop.

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

da diddly quaqua!

King Hippo

Looks like we will have a Very Special Episode of the Apple Cup in a few weeks, with the PAC-12 North on the line.

/but nice cover, Trees!

Senor Weaselo

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Saw The Kinks in 1979, right after they released their live album One For The Road, and then I saw them again in 1980, both times at the Capital Centre in Landover MD. They were both great shows, because that’s what The Kinks did. However, in introducing the songs, Ray Davies said the exact same thing he said on the album, word for word. I mean, I get it, but at least write a slightly new speech for each year, and then repeat that verbatim in each city. Other than that, fantastic show and fantastic band. I can’t say I have a favorite Kinks song (there’s too many), but I love Muswell Hillbillies, both the album and the song. Here’s the song (the song is called Muswell Hillbilly):

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Celluloid Heroes remains my all time favorite Kinks tune. But like you said, there’s so many.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I love Celluloid Heroes. Ray Davies is a poet (in fact, there was very serious talk of making him a poet laureate of Britain).

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

When I was about 5 years old, I can remember reaching over and cranking the volume up on a tune on the radio when my mom was driving me to school in her 1949 Dodge when we lived in Sacramento. I finally flashed on that memory about ten years later when I heard the tune for the first time since, and remembered the tune. There’s not many riffs like the riff from You Really Got Me. I guess you could say it’s my first musical memory.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

I swear I’ve heard a similar story about SSD.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

By the way, this song is told from the point of view of some poor English waif after the Second World War who only knows North America from the movies.

Horatio Cornblower

“They’ll give Clemson all they can handle.”

Clemson will beat BC by 30.

King Hippo

Stanford drops pickerception

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Fifty-burger!

King Hippo

dunno what the o/u was, but bet 91 covers it

yeah right

Full on BeerguyRob vibe.

King Hippo

1st and goal from the 8, Stanford runs up the gut 3 times and kicks a FG

Horatio Cornblower

All you can eat shrimp.

What could go wrong?
/spends week on the toilet with mind-bending diarrhea.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

And gout.