Your “I Like It, Yes I Do” Saturday 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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This week’s musical discussion centres around the Rolling Stones.

We all know who they are, so unlike The Kinks, I don’t need to do any retrospective about their career. At this point, they tour some part of the world every 4-5 years in order to protect their copyrights & keep up payments on however many kids Mick has with however many supermodels fell across his lap.

Instead, I want to tell a story about a cool thing I got to do in university, and it involves the Rolling Stones.

In 1989, they were on the “Steel Wheels” tour, and announced two shows in Vancouver. I was able to get seats for the second show fairly close to the stage; this was back in the old “lining up overnight” days, so I aimed for the Sunday second show figuring (correctly) that the first show (Saturday) would sell out quicker. Living Color was their opening act. (Fast-forward to 4:05 for where “Cult Of Personality” starts.)

Fast-forward six months, and it’s a random Friday night in university. My roommate at the time played rugby for UBC, and came bursting into our fraternity house (FIJI) with exciting news: UBC Rugby would be paid $50/head per day by Paladin Security for each person they could get to work additional security at the concerts at BC Place. He got 100 of us to sign up to attend BC Place four hours before the doors opened each day & work a particular section of the arena alongside the regular security detail.

On the first night, the discussion of our role took about 30 minutes, and then they gave us all sandwiches. While we were sitting down in the front rows, the Stones actually came out for their sound check. Mick looked down at 100 college guys and asked, “Are you wankers here for the show or the food?” They then started into the intros for various songs and Mick looked around the arena where I guess different sound techs were standing, asking if the sound was all right. After about 30 minutes he looked at us again & said, “Let me know what you think of this.” Then they started playing “Honky Tonk Women”.

I guess they were trying to time the inflation of the women. Anyway, he sneered down at us & asked, “Well?” We roared our approval, Keith threw a pick at one of us, Mick said, “Thanks boys” and they all left the stage.

I still have the security shirt from that show.


Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL:
    • All-Star Game: From San Jose – 8:00PM | NBC / CBC / Sportsnet
  • NBA:
    • Warriors at Celtics – 8:30PM | ABC / TSN4
  • NCAA:
    • Arkansas at Texas Tech – 6:00PM | ESPN2
    • Kansas at Kentucky – 6:00PM | ESPN
    • Arizona State at Southern California – 8:00PM | ESPN2
    • Colorado at Stanford – 8:00PM | FS1
    • Syracuse at Virginia Tech – 8:00PM | ESPN
    • Arizona at UCLA – 10:00PM | ESPN2
  • Figure Skating:
    • U.S. Figure Skating Championships – 7:00PM | NBCSN
  • Auto Racing:
    • IMSA Rolex 24 at Daytona – 9:00PM | NBCSN
  • MMA:
    • Bellator 214 – 9:00PM | Paramount
      • Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan “Darth” Bader
  • Tennis:
    • 2019 Australian Open Tennis: Men’s Final – 3:30AM | ESPN / TSN

FYI: If you’re in the Los Angeles area tomorrow, TONIGHT motor on down to glamorous Torrance to the Alpine Village at the intersection of the 405 freeway and the 110 freeway. At 5:00 PM tomorrow (1/26/19) there will be a meet up of DFOers in the Alpine Restaurant. All are invited.

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Remember – tomorrow night is the annual Professional Bowl of American Football, followed by [DFO] Hate Week Monday through Thursday. IT’S WHY WE’RE HERE!

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ALXMAC
ALXMAC

Mussina is an Orile

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

Seen ’em 3 times:
Norman, OK
Wichita (neutral), KS
Anaheim, CA

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yeah right

Sunday Gravy comin’

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Fell down the youtube hole.

Dammit!

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Fronkenshteen: Will there be pie?
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WCS

In honor of His Holiness, Pope Francis, and our friends Grantliff and Spam:


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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Keith, Ron, and Mick
Vancouver, BC
November 2006
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yeah right

These boys play some good blues.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Torrance, California:
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Is there going to be a class photo with bars across everyone’s eyes like whenever you see photos of active duty SEALs or Special Forces?

yeah right

Comment redacted.

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Nuts. That’s what I get for closing and reopening this window.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I want to hear the “Comment redacted”

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

yes, possibly

Col. Duke LaCross

Worth a revisit ten years down the road in case anybody has forgotten just how big of a scumbag Roger Stone has always been…
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/06/02/the-dirty-trickster

Senor Weaselo

Any news on whether Mr. Ayo binned it on Turn 1 at Daytona?

Col. Duke LaCross

Pastor Maldonado is on the track, so if it hasn’t happened yet, it’s only a matter of time.

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/Waits with a heaving busom
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Odd. I didn’t think it had that many colors or changes. I wonder why the gif is so compressed.

https://giant.gfycat.com/LateJadedIberianmidwifetoad.mp4

Gratliff

Was not expecting the story arc in the new season of Unbreakable where Titus tries to fuck Frank Castle, but here we are

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Los Angeles DFO Confab at Alpine Village tonight = GREAT SUCCESS

Many steins of German beer and enormous mounds of Peruvian blow were consumed, and we each left with two senior-citizen hotties apiece. Sweet!

Fronkenshteen

[slides DFO documentary treatment under easy chair]

ballsofsteelandfury

He’s not kidding about the senior citizen hotties…

Senor Weaselo

THAT’S GREAT HUSTLE! Ass slaps all around!

Gratliff

/Sudden flood of 911 calls for broken hips

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Juanita was seriously acrobatic.

yeah right

It’s nice walking into a place and knowing you can get laid.

yeah right

Senor Weaselo

James McAvoy is making Scottish jokes on SNL.

Fronkenshteen

Mike Myers: Trailblazer

ballsofsteelandfury

In case anyone wants to see it online, the AVN Awards are streaming here:

https://avn.com/awards

Fronkenshteen

Are the ladies who deserve it making the right money in that industry these days?

Gratliff

lol

Fronkenshteen

I’m a rube

Gratliff

It seems like most of the bigger names have switched to running their own channels. I imagine even with overall progression, the up-and-comers are still having to crawl through hell to get to that level of demand.

ballsofsteelandfury

I do see a lot of women getting behind the camera and running production companies, so I think that’s a good thing. It depends on the individual, though. Strong people survive and thrive while weak ones get taken advantage of.

Just like Hollywood.

Fronkenshteen

Compare peak Babe Ruth to any current baseball player.

Fronkenshteen

Who are “The Base”? Can we identify them through a census?

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Al Qaeda?

Fronkenshteen

you’re not wrong

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Of course

Fronkenshteen

I’d heard that. Who the fuck are they and what do they want?

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As of this winter, as much American military aid and money we can throw at them in Syria and Yemen.

Fronkenshteen

You get the feeling this admin is agitating all these international situations in order to create “business opportunities” at the southern border, Syria, Israel, Iran, Yemen etc. for (the new) Blackwater?

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Not really. First off, ISIS is an offshoot of AQ in Iraq, but the other AQ franchise in Syria has been supported by the U.S. since the war began because they were anti-ISIS and anti-Assad. Those “moderate rebels” everyone has been talking about: just Al Qaeda with a different name. In fact, the White Helmets are also linked to them so much that some people call them Al Qaeda’s firefighters. They’re scum, and the people who bought the propaganda and the Oscar-winning movie were suckered into believing they are the good guys when their biggest contribution has only been to promote debunked claims of Assad using Sarin. Trump was actually the one who stopped supporting them and he’s content to let them twist in the wind, although others (the “Deep State,” aka the CIA) doesn’t want to let go because they have a hard-on to get rid of Assad no matter what (and that even means someone much worse or outright genocidal civil war for generations. They don’t care.) and there’s been a lot of pushback and dragging of feet since his announcement, when, honestly, there is no good reason for us to be in Afghanistan or Syria or Iraq.

Anyway, AQ of the Arabian Peninsula (aka the franchise that did 9/11, the Cole bombing, and the Khobar Towers bombing) is being supported by the U.S. indirectly and probably by Special Forces operating inside Yemen because they’re Sunni hardliners and there are lots of non-Sunni in Yemen that they want to kill, the Saudis want to kill, and the UAE wants to kill; and so we have given them free rein to do it because the Saudi/UAE forces, which are really just their air forces and Colombian and other mercenaries because the Saudi military and national guard exists to control the domestic population as skull-crackers and are otherwise useless, have been getting their asses kicked even though the U.S. and U.K. and Israel have been doing everything short of fighting this war for them.

Blackwater is busy trying to get into the Chinese market because Erik Prince is an evangelical fundamentalist who thinks he’s waging a holy war, but on the other hand, money is money and China has a shitload of money and their crackdown on Uighurs is still violence against Muslims, which is good enough for him.

I think the administration has no idea what they’re doing and are just getting led around by the last people to talk to Trump. Further down, there are plenty of different factions with their own agendas. But there are two or three multinational factions in the region that are more likely playing the U.S. off each other rather than being played. The Saudis, UAE, and Israel are on one side and basically see Iran as existential threats to all three, and so they’ve worked together in Yemen, Syria, and Iraq. Saudi has apparently been pressuring the Palestinians to accept a peace deal because it wants to be seen as a moderating influence and power broker in the region, but the problem is that Saudi is now run by MbS, who is even dumber than Trump, and he and Jared Kushner have been working together, but two idiots working together never elevates the intelligence in the room. On the other side are Qatar and Turkey, since Qatar and KSA have always hated each other and Turkey sees itself as the successor to the Ottoman Empire and its predecessors and that it should dominate the Middle East. It was supporting ISIS and Qatar has always backed the Muslim Brotherhood, and Syria has been more of a proxy war between these two sides than it has been a genuine civil war. But once Russia got involved, that changed everything, and Turkey has a much deeper relationship with Russia than anyone else, both out of necessity of trade and diplomacy but also they hate each other. But they can’t go to war with each other, not least of which is because Turkey is in NATO and NATO (i.e., the U.S.) won’t let them. So Russia and Turkey have mostly made peace, Russia crushed ISIS, and now the question is who gets what. We already fucked over the Kurds, but they had the foresight to see it coming (because we’ve used and then abandoned them numerous times over the last 30-40 years) and sided with the Russians, so basically we let Russia into the Middle East and now they’re not going anywhere. Of course, anything involving Russia brings up the #Russiagate shit, but I am willing to bet any amount of money that the administration and CIA and military are just too stupid have to expected it, or worse, they saw it coming and were incapable of the simple act of not fucking up. Because Turkey wants to wipe out the Kurds and they could also force our hand to decide which is more important: Turkey or the Kurds. The Kurds always lose. That’s just the way it goes. And then finally, there’s Iran. Israel has claimed that they’ve been killing Iranians whenever it bombs Syria or sends in special forces, but it’s hard to know for sure. Syria and Iran have a relationship, but the Israeli claims that Iran wants a Shia crescent from Iran across Iraq into Syria and Lebanon presumes Iran has a lot more power than it does.

So, yeah, I doubt it. Kushner is really the one responsible for everything involving the Middle East, aside from whatever megalomaniacal kill-everything shit Bolton talks Trump into, and that crew is too stupid to start a bar fight in Mos Eisley, let alone strategize a way to cause trouble in the region that wouldn’t immediately blow up in their faces.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

tl/dr

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Same

Fronkenshteen

I’m making a roast turkey, southern style greens, homemade Mac & cheese, and corn bread tomorrow. If you were going to add a side dish to that, what would it be? I can also bake a piece of cod alongside it and go protein heavy.

ballsofsteelandfury

Metamucil?

That sounds amazing though.

Fronkenshteen

Little man is breastfeeding. Trying to spike that milk with the right stuff. Newborns are the shit!

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Spinach

Fronkenshteen

Sautéed?

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I was thinking creamed spinach, but yeah, that probably works better.

Fronkenshteen

I will cream spinachPHRASING!!!!

King Hippo

Skip to 8:10 of this. YES, I had already turned it off:

theeWeeBabySeamus

I almost turned it off, but I was distracted sort of so never did. But I was convinced we’d fucked it up irreparably. When Beverly hit the shot I turned to tWLS and calmly said “Holy shit, he hit it, we won”.

She said “yay” and high fived me.

Fronkenshteen

Anyone watching any schports, or are we freestyle at this point?

WCS

Does the All-Star Game count as sprots?

Please note: the Professional Bowl definitely does not count as sprots.

Col. Duke LaCross

Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona for some of that eurotrash endurance racing.

Actually dig it, there’s a ton of former F1 and Indycar guys (Alex Zinardi!!) mixing it up in some crazy cars.

ballsofsteelandfury

The fact that Zanardi is still racing after the accident that took his legs is amazing to me.

Col. Duke LaCross

It’s fucking awesome. He just got back in the car. They rigged up his steering wheel like a video game controller. The throttle and brakes are little levers by the paddle shifters. He threw down some solid laps in his first stint.

herodotus450
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Looks like they left the filler text in that lower third, it said “Bebe Rexha” was going to perform at this nhl all straw game. I wonder who they actually got?

WCS

I still have no idea who that was.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I am so excited for the Pro Bowl!

Said no one ever.

Col. Duke LaCross

Gonna see the Stones again for probably the last time down in Phoenix in May.

Of course I thought it’d be the last time twenty years ago too.

rockingdog
rockingdog

last funny:

Wanna know my secret to rock hard abs? I ride the mechanical duck outside the grocery store 300 times a day.

WCS

Have Bill Hader and Matthew Barzal ever been seen in the same room before?

herodotus450
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BrettFavresColonoscopy

Young Vincent D’Onofrio?

Fronkenshteen

Saw the Stones in ‘89 at Shea. Also The Who and Pink Floyd at Giants Stadium the same year. Once the Dead had their “comeback” in 1987 and started filling stadiums on the east coast, those huge English bands couldn’t resist that sweet sweet yank dough. Great shows tho

Gratliff

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SonOfSpam

Good to know Pope Francis is still rocking Van Halen 35 years later! HORNS UP!

Gratliff

Just hanging out and watching some good clean family entertainment with the boy
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SonOfSpam

Did you get to see the finish?

Gratliff

Lord, no. There’s a child present.

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rockingdog
rockingdog

found a funny:

widow: taken too soon

me: [puts hand on her shoulder] they’re up to taken 3 now

SonOfSpam

Outstanding Stones story! Appreciate Mick using “wankers” properly.

I went to the Steel Wheels tour summer of ’89 at the Coliseum in LA. Living Colour was first and blew the roof off the place (there was a roof on the Coliseum before Living Colour played true story), then Guns ‘n’ Roses came out and Axl whined about rumors or tabloids or some shit for a few minutes, then they also kicked ass. By the time the Stones came out (eventually joined by Clapton for “Little Red Rooster”) I was not seeing especially clearly. Eventually I stumbled to a restroom and while waiting in line, casually turned my head and spewed a half gallon of cheap beer on the wall of the place. Old burnout in front of me turned around and indicated it was gross. I agreed.

rockingdog
rockingdog

psyched for this warriors vs celtics game. been looking forward to this since thursday.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Glow Puck 2.0 killing it imo

herodotus450
herodotus450

Never forget the only all star game, in any sprot, ever worth watching was the John Scott NHL game a few years ago, and the NHL tried their damndest to stop it from happening.

Gratliff

And made it impossible to ever happen again.

JOHN SCOTT IS THE #NHLAllStar MVP! pic.twitter.com/g0EkguBSOv

— NHL (@NHL) February 1, 2016

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Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

I worked security at a few shows in Houston back in 1979. You gave up your driver’s license and were issued a T-shirt and told where to stand and what to do. No pay was involved, just a free show. Fondest and really only memory I have was at a Peter Frampton show, I was right up front and to one side. This well-endowed young lady in the front row was fiddling with the front top of her tubetop while he played; Frampton looked down at her and said “Don’t tease me, baby,” at which point she flashed him and everyone else that was paying attention. At age 19, up until that moment in my life they were the nicest boobs I had ever seen in the flesh.

herodotus450
herodotus450

We all know Big Hotel was responsible for crippling Led Zeppelin and The Who by killing John Bonham and Keith Moon. The only question that remains is why they didn’t go after Mick or Keith? Or maybe the Flint, Michigan Chamber of Commerce was behind the whole thing and they only killed Bonham to throw the scent off their true victim, Moon, and therefore have no beef with the Stones? If I never comment again, you all know who’s to blame!

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herodotus450
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Right after I posted the site went down for a couple minutes… coincidence?

Porky Prime
Porky Prime

I regret never seeing the Stones on the Steel Wheels tour when I lived in LA, even though tickets cost basically three paychecks at the crap job i was working then. They still had Wyman at the time, who along with Watts I consider the true heart & soul of the band.

Seriously, Keith and Mick are the icons, but nearly every great song post-Jones (IMHO) was driven by the drums and bass. Always thought Keith’s licks were thin, and Ronnie Wood seemed to have way more power with the Faces.

Guess I’m a Beatles guy first, but now that I’m old, it’s not competitive anymore. There are simply things each group did way better than the other. The Stones were often lyrically challenged, and no matter how much you like “Angie” or “Wild Horses” (I don’t) their “tender” side never seemed sincere and was borderline ridiculous. But the Beatles on their roughest (snort), amphetamine-addled, Hamburg-groupie-banging day could never come close to pulling off songs like “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” or “Rocks Off.”

Wow I’ve been in here a bit lately.

ballsofsteelandfury

We are on our way to Alpine Village! WOOO!

And stuck in traffic.

WOOOOO!

herodotus450
herodotus450
WCS

I saw the Stones in 2005 at PNC Park. Pearl Jam was the opening act, and also happen to be my favorite band. I was really there for them, but, getting the chance to see Mick and Co. live at least once in my life was even more reason to go. They’re fucking old, and I’m pretty Keith Richards actually died in 1981, but, his body still hasn’t caught up to it yet. That said, they can still rock.

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Yes, come join the LA DFO OG Chapter and quaff many cold frosty German beverages with us while we consume tasty food and have remembrances of days past.

Let’s get shitty!

Wakezilla

That’s a really cool Stones story.

Is it just me or is the NHL season dragging out? I feel like the all-star game should have happened a week or two ago.

herodotus450
herodotus450

I think they moved it to the off weekend for the NFL before the super bowl a few years ago. Also the whole 5-day break thing makes the season odd sometimes, but the start and end dates have mostly stayed the same.

nomonkeyfun

It’s a sign of progress towards Gary Bettman’s ultimate wet dream.

July 4th playoff hockey between Dallas and LA.

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