Your (Day After) Boxing Day Open Thread

So,  funny thing…

Your good friend Balls has no clue as to how to read a calendar!

I had this post all prepped and scheduled when someone reminded me I was scheduled to do an evening Open Thread today,  not yesterday. I’m always a Make A Margarita Out Of Lemons kind of guy, so I’ve taken the extra time to spruce up the post a bit.

Also,  because everyone is hung over from yesterday,  I’m making it a Day Thread instead of an Evening Thread.  Enjoy!

The day after Christmas has been known as Boxing Day in the United Kingdom and other countries in the Commonwealth of Nations (essentially almost all of the former British Empire dominions/colonies) since the 1600s.

The original tradition stemmed from the wealthy giving their servants the day off the day after Christmas (because really,  who else was going to serve Christmas dinner?) and giving them small gifts for their families in a “Christmas-box”.

Hence the name.

These days,  the tradition is more like the American Black Friday in that many stores hold sales and most countries declare it as a holiday without work.

Sports also take center stage as the English Premier League and rugby have a full slate of games while Australia has a traditional Boxing Day cricket test and New Zealand and South Africa also hold cricket matches.

Funny enough, it seems only the African Commonwealth countries have enough sense to stage BOXING matches on this day.

All of this will be completed by the time you read this, so I’m taking this post in a different direction:

Yup, you knew I’d perve it up!

There is also apparently a Fancy Dress Boxing Day Parade in Wigan in the UK.  Here are some pictures from prior years:

That looks like a lot of fun, actually.

Canadian DFOers! Please fill in the blanks on the fun to be had on this magical day!

That happened yesterday!

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

This explains the earwax problem.

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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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yeah right

Fuck! It’s cold.
Where’s my universal remote?

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

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King Hippo

This would almost seem over, but BayBay can’t kick placements.

King Hippo

my concern was immaterial

King Hippo

I had no fucking clue how to bet this game, and my thought process is panning out just fine.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Now that interception was just fucking crazy.

Edit: I’ve seen the term “bananacakes” used here for wacky games. Is this one of them, or at least heading that way?

King Hippo

Had Vandy successfully run that blocked XP back, it would be there.

King Hippo

ok, now it’s there

/TCU v. Cal was bananaupsidedowncakes

Senor Weaselo

What are the varying levels of bananacakeness?

King Hippo

upside down was all I had. I defer to the wisdom of the proletariat.

King Hippo

oh, and that one day we had plantaincakes

WCS

Normally, I’m a conference homer in Bowl Season. Winning as many makes our conference look better. That said,

FUCK Rapey U. They shouldn’t have an active program. Hoping for a DOOON’T CAAAAARE rally.

Don’t forget they also had a member of the basketball team literally murder ANOTHER member of the team in 2003. The response was to have the head coach and AD try to cover it up.

This is a supposed “Baptist School.” Very Baptist in the modern sense, where murdering people in the name of the Lord is fine; also fine in the Catholic sense (of which I was raised), where cover-ups are just a part of the job.

King Hippo

The hypocrisy reminds me of an oft-repeated Southern joke:

Invite two Baptists to your house for a BBQ, neither will touch a drop of alcohol.
Invite ONE Baptist over, and he’ll drink you dry.

Vandy is, I think, Methodist. ANCHOR DOWN

rockingdog
rockingdog

found a funny:

I, Werner Herzog, welcome you to my Rocking New Year’s Eve. Silently ponder each bubble in your champagne, the dying shriek of a sacrificial yeast.

Horatio Cornblower

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Fronk’s gender reveal is getting out of hand.

Senor Weaselo

ATTENTION K-MART SHOPPERS, WE HAVE THE MOST SPECIALS EVER!
/Sorry for the yelling