Your “I Got Nothing” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

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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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NFL News:

  • The Bears have Mitch Trubisky listed as “questionable” for this Sunday.
    • The working theory is that, given they are playing the Giants, they will let Chase Daniel play another week so the Truth Biscuit is ready for a run to the finish without anything nagging him going into the playoffs.
  • Leonard Fournette lost his appeal, and will miss Sunday’s game versus the Colts.
    • It would be a crushing loss for the Jags if they were anywhere near a playoff race.
    • When reached for comment, Tom Coughlin reacted to form.

  • Big Ben had some HAWT TAEKS on his team’s performance in losing to the Broncos.
    • Specifically, he called out Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and James Washington for poor route execution.
    • His rationalization?
      • “I think I’ve earned the right to be able to do that, as long as I’ve been here. And I’ll be just as critical on myself in front of you guys as well.”
      • Because GOD FORBID anyone point out exactly how that game ended to the man who directed that sequence.
  • It appears the [Redacteds] interpret the term “due diligence” far differently than most people.
    • In deciding to pick up Reuben Foster off waivers, the team decided to not call the Tampa police to further investigate the allegations.
      • Apparently, the Eagles made such a call, and decided to pass on Foster.
        • The Eagles had a higher claim than Washington.
    • Instead, they asked former teammates to vouch for him.
      • That was all they needed.
    • And how do you rationalize this, Jay Gruden:
      • “…we decided to make the move and we’ll deal with the outcry, so to speak. But for the most part, this is a young athlete, a young person, who got himself into some trouble and we want to find out exactly what happened.”

Finally, it was mentioned in the comments last night, but the Alliance of American Football allocated 32 quarterbacks Tuesday night for its inaugural 2019 season.

  • The league’s “Protect or Pick” draft approach began with a round in which teams have the option of claiming (“protecting”) a player for whom that team had first dibs based on geographic proximity. The alternative was to “pick” a player from another region if, say, a competitor’s territory had a surplus of talent or a prospect more specifically aligned with a coach’s style of play.

To crib from Deadspin, because I’m feeling super-lazy, notable draftees were:

  • Josh Johnson | San Diego Fleet, first round (first overall)
  • Aaron Murray | Atlanta Legends, first round
  • Garrett Gilbert | Orlando Apollos, first round
  • Blake Sims | Birmingham Iron, second round
  • Matt Simms | Atlanta Legends, second round
  • B.J. Daniels | Salt Lake Stallions, second round
  • Christian Hackenberg | Memphis Express, second round
  • Scott Tolzien | Birmingham Iron, third round
  • Zach Mettenberger | Memphis Express, fourth round

The season starts on February 9th.


Tonight’s Sports:

  • NHL:
    • Blues at Red Wings – 7:00PM | NBCSN
    • Sharks at Leafs – 7:30PM | Sportsnet
    • Stars at Flames – 9:00PM | Sportsnet1
    • Penguins at Avalanche – 9:30PM | NBCSN
  • NBA:
    • Spurs at T-wolves – 8:00PM | TSN / NBATV
  • NCAA Hoops:
    • Syracuse at Ohio State – 7:15PM | ESPN2
    • Rutgers at Miami – 7:15PM | ESPNU
    • Virginia at Maryland – 7:30PM | ESPN / TSN3
    • Montana at Creighton – 8:30PM | FS1
    • Georgia Tech at Northwestern – 9:15PM | ESPNU
    • Purdue at Florida State – 9:15PM | ESPN2
    • *North Carolina at Michigan – 9:30PM | ESPN / TSN3

Some fucking sick day – it rained the whole time.

I WANTED COMPENSATION!

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

THAT’S A. MANN, BABY!

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

SonOfSpam

Just got back from seeing Elvis Costello (in concert, not like on a date). His voice is better than ever. And when his guitar setup didn’t work, he can still be an Angry Young Man. He has a LOT of songs. Like…A LOT.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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“Get in; I don’t have time to explain.”

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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

Henry is pretty cool.

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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WCS

Villain reveal: IT WAS PEYOTE BWAHAHAHAHAHAH

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

SPOILERS! Damn it; that also gives away it was edibles!

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

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yeah right

“Five sheets of high powered blotter acid.”

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

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yeah right

Over a week ago our own Senor Weaselo mentioned The Little Drummer Boy Challenge. The idea is you can’t hear the Little Drummer Boy until the after the end of the season.

I bought in. Do you have any idea how hard this is going to be?

I was in Rite Aid today picking up a prescription and buying alcohol (causation and cessation you know) and they were playing Christmas songs and I almost panicked.
“No. No. Noo! I’ve come too far!”

I’m not sure this is going to work but dammit I’m going to try!

WCS

Sign me up. The only good Christmas songs are Chuck Berry’s “Run, Run Rudolph,” Tom Petty’s, “It’s Christmas (All Over),” and The Pretenders, “2000 Miles.” That’s all.

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

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yeah right

Brother DJ TAJ plays some wicked Pavarotti shit this time of year and that’s OK over here.

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

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Senor Weaselo

Every year some of the composers from college do a Christmas album and invite their friends to play/sing. We take one day to record like 8 tracks, it takes a day or two to mix, and then it’s all done. Most exciting, I get to sing this year!

yeah right

Give us a link when it happens.

Senor Weaselo

We’re not even a week in! And yeah, I’ve had testy moments too. Plus both parentals like the song.

yeah right

My eldest granddaughter suggested wearing your ear buds everywhere you go. I like this idea but I’m a very social animal.

I promise to post if (when) I fail.

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

I’m out because I just heard it in my head after reading this, you bastard.

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Senor Weaselo

I think that’s legal. Just as long as you don’t hear it.

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

It’s playing over and over and over…. I CAN’T STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Does that sweater come in a V-neck?

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

Well, if are going to get beat to death by a fire place implement….

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yeah right

Grandmommie!

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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

She’d do it to music so the neighbors couldn’t hear your screams…… well, one scream.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Lady BFC is watching Crazy Rich Asians.

Where’s the whisky?

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Oh, it’s fine. Awkwafina is delightful and any movie with Michelle Yeoh can’t be all bad.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

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

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Put this one in her queue

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I made homemade tsukemen tonight. There is not a lot of information out there about how to thicken up the broth. Some clues led me to make a roux out of butter, flour, and sesame oil, then I added that to some chicken/beef broth with garlic and some dried chili pepper from the garden, and then I added the pork that I overcooked a few days ago, sliced into bite size pieces. Added a little bit of miso. Then noodles, of course.

It was divine.

Sharkbait

All of those things sound delicious. Recipe?

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

It was a complete case of winging it. I am reading Salt Fat Acid Heat right now so I wanted to try to do things by feel.

Sharkbait

Best way to cook. I hardly ever measure. Unless I’m making pizza dough or bread. Baking is a different beast.

Senor Weaselo

Baking is science, that’s why! I’m still mildly crap at it because I suck at precision measuring. I blame the Pyrex being backwards for me.

yeah right

Baking, especially for a new recipe has to be precise. Ratios are everything and I’m still not close to 100%. Rikki, that type of broth screams for a corn starch slurry.

All that said that sounds fantastic.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Maybe I’ll give corn starch a try next time. I was inordinately pleased at how silky smooth the broth came out.

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

I think everybody should masturbate like that.

Sharkbait

Big Daddy Drew is right. Pentatonix must be stopped at all costs.

herodotus450
herodotus450

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“You rang?”

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

herodotus450
herodotus450

Love that Dave doesn’t seem to already know everything about them, almost like the whole interview wasn’t pre-staged and rehearsed.

Senor Weaselo

De Blasio getting booed, excellent.

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blaxabbath

Will the SLC Stallions just wnd up being a team of huge Mormons? Like BYU-Pro?

Senor Weaselo

Will Dan Smith from Key & Peele be the kicker?

yeah right

A team full of 40 year old rookies and a locker room full of non perishable foods.

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

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‘taters.

Senor Weaselo

“Silent Night” in 4? I hate pop singers.

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

No; you hate soda singers.

yeah right

“I prefer Coke singers.”

A. Winehouse

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

“Because Heroin Singers doesn’t sound right.”

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Having burned my upper lip while making dinner (because I am an idiot and touched some hot roux that was on the edge of the pan and then touched my face) gives me the justification that I need to drink myself into oblivion, to numb the extremely minor amount of pain, right?

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

That is the correct treatment. Proceed with reckless abandon.

blaxabbath

As someone coming down with a slight cold, kill it all with fire.

Sharkbait

Drink more. Alcohol kills germs.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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yeah right

I was using my cast iron skillet a week ago and made sure to use my oven gloves the whole time. When I had just finished cooking I noticed some grease splattered by the burner so I picked up a sponge and grabbed the burner grate with my bare hand.

That’s why I have 2 aloe plants on my balcony.

Gratliff

This seems like a good night to rewatch Starship Troopers

Sharkbait

I’m watching midwesterners freeze in New York watching lip synced performances waiting for the Rockefeller tree to be lit.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I think there should be a team called The Groovies

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

The tagline would be: Dig The Groovies! They’re Far Out!!

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Don T

Pad needs a coffee table STAT. Man I hope those are tiled floors.

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

The coffee table in the drawing is too big?

blaxabbath

I like that the AAF does the geography thing. Maybe not as much now but, shit, it could built itself into the equivalent of the bottom-feeder major conference teams — totally second rate to the nfl but still getting its cut.

Good players would go to Bama and play in the NFL. Others will go to ASU and end up playing for the home-state Hotshots as a professional, being too undersized for the NFL.

And then we’ll have a scandal where the pro teams are manipulating their feeder colleges to get certain high school kids.

Redshirt

The trick is to not do what the USFL did. Stay in the late winter-early spring. Keep making money. If it ain’t broke, then for the love of God, DON’T FIX IT!

WCS

I maintain that if the NFL had let Trump buy the Bills, we wouldn’t be where we are.

Sharkbait

Can you bankrupt a football team?

Redshirt

No you can’t, despite several owners trying their hardest.

Sharkbait
Redshirt

What? I never had my parents eat lunch with me in Elementary School. No one did. Especially nowadays where school security is a huge concern. Having a complete stranger walking around campus would make people nervous, for reasons more worse than the next.

Sharkbait

Not sure why parents were even allowed to eat lunch with their kids in the first place.

Senor Weaselo

What’s beyond helicopter parenting?

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Look, I’m going to need to know who was which side of the argument before deciding how to feel about this:

https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/wake-county-news/warrant-argument-over-anthem-protests-led-to-cary-thanksgiving-day-shooting/1622057433

Redshirt

My money’s on the father Pro-Flag, son Pro-Kneel.

Reasons:
– Father had a shotgun, so he’s likely pro-gun Conservative
– Son was very opinionated, like some Liberals I know.
– Father showed very poor gun safety by having his finger on the trigger when not ready to fire, so he really doesn’t understand the possible consequences of his actions, like a Conservative.

To his credit, he did check on the son and get dressed and wait for the cops. If it was me, I’d have a beer and a plate of leftovers for the cops when they show up.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

But the article claims he got the shotgun after the two sons were fighting about the anthem protests. Which means one son was pro, one was against. Which son got shot?

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

Robby, the faster son.

Redshirt

I’m from Cincinnati, so as Mark Twain has testified to, I’m 20 years behind everyone. What is Red Dead Redemption 2?

BrettFavresColonoscopy

:sound of femur drums increases:

WCS

Grand Theft Auto: Old West

Also, you may want to stay inside on September 11, 2021.

Gratliff

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

HOT!

scotchnaut

Running into a 14 year-old niece that thinks she’s the cat’s ass is a wee bit jarring. Thing is, her grandparents are going to do everything they can to perpetuate that perspective.

Senor Weaselo

Not the cat’s pajamas, but the ass? Interesting.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I love it when I pick the *right* pineapple. I used to try to figure out which one is the best by looking at color, smelling them, etc. Now I just grab whichever one I hear calling out to me.

scotchnaut

“Fucking weirdos trying to steal my home.” [loads shotgun]

-SpongeBob Squarepants, Republican

blaxabbath

Hawaiian grown.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

The Memphis Express should name themselves the Memphis Experience.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Redshirt

I just stumbled upon a comic story called Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, an altered universe where the 1st season Power Rangers lose in the “Green with Evil” storyline. I haven’t read any of the comics but what I’ve seen in Wikipedia and TV Tropes, it might be better than it absolutely, positively has any right to be.

litre_cola

Looking at that dFO league Twbs has been Orioles-esque the last 10 weeks

herodotus450
herodotus450

NBC Douchebag #1: So, Wednesday night hockey, rivalry night, who we got?
NBC Douchebag #2: Uh, Detroit and St. Louis.
NBC Douchebag #1: Oh, two teams from different conferences that have only played each other 10 times in the last 5 years?
NBC Douchebag #2: Yeah.
NBC Douchebag #1: Nice.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

The Memphis Express are going to be comically bad at backup quarterback.

Redshirt

Twist in plot: Watch him be the starter.

nomonkeyfun

It’s not like the Ben listens when people tell him not to do stuff.

I mean they were asking for it.

WCS

HARF HARF

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Speaking of Leonard Fournette, Maestro, you have him in your lineup and I need you to beat Litre, so step it up.

litre_cola

Collusion!!!!

Redshirt

FAKE NEWS!!!!!…er, reply.

Redshirt

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2018/11/28/j-green-toe-injury-cincinnati-bengals-playing-denver-broncos/2138447002/

A.J. Green: “Sorry, Coach. My toe is still acting up. Tell Andy I won’t be able to play against the Broncos this Sunday.”
Marvin Lewis: “Andy broke his thumb and is out for the season. We’ve being forced to change quarterb–”
(Green rips open his shirt a la Clark Kent to reveal a #85 Bengals Jersey)
A.J. Green: “Let’s go make some glue.”
(runs off to the Practice Field)