Your “Anything But The Grammys” Sunday 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

“OH BOY THE GRAMMYS!” said no one, ever.


The disappointment of the Grammys brings to my mind the summer of 2017.

Now, WineWife LOVES Adele. Has all the albums; bought the CDs first day. I’m not a total idiot, so when they announce Adele is going to be performing at Wembley Stadium for four shows, wrapping up her world tour, I figured “what the hell?” and try to get some tickets. To avoid bots & such, they set up a site outside Ticketmaster that only they had the codes for, in order to manage sales better (& likely keep more of the fees). Tickets went on sale at 10:00 AM GMT on December 16, 2016 – which was 2:00AM Vancouver time. I had my personal computer, work laptop & iPad all keyed into the site, each one targeting a different day, and was hyped-up on Orange Pekoe waiting for the sales to go live.

The shows sold out in five minutes, but the strategy worked – I managed to get seats for the opening show on June 28 and the final show on July 2. I hid my victory for 8 days, and for Christmas gave her an envelope with two printouts, which were the ticket dates, and she got to choose one for her present. (My brother was going to take the other set.) She chose the final show, since it was the tour finale & good shit (usually) always happens at the final show of a tour. She told everyone she knew about this gift, and for about a month I was “Husband of the Year” to all her friends, and “You fucking prick” to all their men.

We flew over three days before the show. We planned on spending four days in the UK, and then joining my brother & his wife at the Tuscan villa they rented outside Cortona. His wife emailed from the first show, during and after, to thank us profusely for the tickets, and he even complimented the live experience. We were stoked. We landed in London on June 30th, spent the day lightly touristing, and went to bed that night looking forward to spending Canada’s 150th birthday in Trafalgar Square & the day after attending what sounded like a hell of a show.

We woke up Canada Day morning and turned on the Beeb:

Fuck the Grammys.


Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL:
    • Maple Leafs at Rangers – 7:30PM | NBCSN / Sportsnet
  • NBA:
    • Heat at Warriors – 8:30PM | TSN / NBATV
  • NCAA:
    • Georgia Tech at Notre Dame – 6:00PM | ESPNU
    • Stanford at Oregon – 8:00PM | ESPN2

I’ve told versions of this story a couple of times before, but not with as much depth. We did manage to catch Green Day at the BST, listening to half their set from outside the grounds.

WISH I’D BEEN INSIDE!

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

The classic “Dirty Vicar” sketch from Monty Python

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LOL

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Time for bed.
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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

The Grammys ain’t over until the fat chicks sing.

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Dammit. How did it take so long to make this joke?

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GFDI, Wade.
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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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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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

Office birthdays in Japan are different from here.

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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Is that Robert Kraft?

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

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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“Go Sawx.”

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Feels good, man.

yeah right

For some reason I got on an email list for best of LA and now I’ve got 2 crazy good seats to see Vampire Weekend at the Hollywood Bowl in October.

October!

Barring cancellation and or death I’ll be there.

yeah right

I love this fucking band.

yeah right

Cuz if this doesn’t invoke an emotion I don’t know what to say.

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Unsurprised

Has anyone watched this shows? I don’t have anything to relive and I disdain nostalgia anyway (I wish someone would destroy my childhood), but it seems to matter to enough people for the modern coming of sexuality age series to be a genre. I guess the U.S. version of Skins was ahead of its time (and also kneecapped by people in the U.S. being stupid about sex).

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/02/sex-education-big-mouth-pen15-teenage-sex-puberty-netflix

Gratliff

I watched S1 of Big Mouth. It’s got some pretty good bits, but it gets to be a bit much at times. Bit heavy on the 10 year olds masturbating and fucking pillows bits.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Dinner is almost done. Something called kabocha, brussel sprouts, broccoli, and quinoa. I knew what 1-2 of those were ten years ago.

yeah right

When the guests leave order a pizza.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I cooked it for me and Lady BFC. Pretty tasty, actually.

Col. Duke LaCross

The Semipro Football Jazz aren’t very good.

Senor Weaselo

Ice Giants win despite giving up 56 shots on goal. Daaaaamn.

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That sounds like a lot.

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Jesus FUCKING Christ. I know it’s stupid, but every time I read some idiot online (and this is my fault. No one should be reading Reddit anyway) type “should of” instead of “shoud have” or, you know, “should’ve” I have a physical expression of my anger I won’t describe.

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So, does anyone still watch TWD?

WCS

Wifey.

/audible sigh
//pours another bourbon

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Dammit. First the bad botox. Then the gratuitous softening effects on the camera work. Now this? It’s getting really hard to jack it to that woman. OTOH, she’s finally fucking dudes on camera who seem to know what they’re doing and who make it worth watching.

Senor Weaselo

Padre Weaselo.

Senor Weaselo

However I walked back down and the little girl (Rick’s daughter) with the sheriff hat, a sword, and a massive pistol pointed at Negan might be the most adorable thing I have ever seen.

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Is Lauren Cohan still on?

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Gratliff

lol “This is America” took song of the year. FOX News gonna dedicate 2 weeks to calling the Grammys a maoist institution

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This and Sunday Gravy and GTD’s dinner are all so much more appetizing that what I am eating.
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BrettFavresColonoscopy

Something something Padma Lashki’s box something something

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There are more from this shoot, but you get the idea. Pizza over her boobs.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

SHE’S FARTING IN THAT TUB

Fronkenshteen

Zuccarello is making it really hard for the Rangers to trade him while playing well enough to spike his value.

Gratliff

Oh nice. Season 3 of The Expanse is on Prime now. Still crazy to me that the only guy from Spartacus to actually go on to have a career of any sort was the gimpy gladiator snitch.

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Col. Duke LaCross

That’s where that guy is from!

Most of the rest of the cast ended up in either the CW Arrowverse shows or Agents of SHIELD.

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That sucks for the ones on AoS.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

If a restaurant menu offers a “choice of protein” I’m outta there. That is just too fucking precious.

Offer a menu not a biology class.

Maybe they can also describe what each “protein” looks like after you shit it out. Science!

ballsofsteelandfury

Did you ask them if they had organic semen?

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A whole new spin on “grass-fed”

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Seriously, it’s a fucking burrito. Steak, chicken, shrimp, etc. How hard is that?

yeah right

Pork. It’s always the right answer.

Wakezilla

I think I’m going to order a powder pink Paul Pogba lesser footy kit. Something tells me I won’t look as good as her in it

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Post pics when you get it and we’ll judge you fairly.

ballsofsteelandfury

She did match the thong so extra points for that!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I assumed the thong comes with the jersey

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

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I’d be less surprised to see one doing multivariable calculus.

A bulldog doing agility is a marvelous sight pic.twitter.com/YboGlhp3hk

— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) February 10, 2019

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Gratliff

The annihilation of Gratliff’s childhood continues unabated
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Senor Weaselo

NOPE.

ArmedandHammered
ArmedandHammered

That is the most smurfed up smurf I have ever smurfing seen. – Papa Smurf

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

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Redshirt

(thinking): “Don’t say it. Don’t say it. Aw, hell, its not like their opinion of me can get any lower.”

They say when they found Robin Williams, he had this picture next to him.

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That’s really funny.

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Game Time Decision

Watching the Grammies with the wife and we’re not watching live. So 2 P*ts just came out to give and award and made a joke. Wonder how long it took for them to learn their lines.

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Gratliff

Marvin Lewis is worse at this than I ever dared to dream

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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The only thing I know about Adele is that her 007 theme sucked and every karaoke version of “rolling in the deep” I’ve heard is better than hers.

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

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Col. Duke LaCross

Marvin Lewis is EXPLOSIVE in the booth!

/How many handfuls of Valium did he take before the game?

Gratliff

Zero reason to not have a Lewis-Ocho Cinco booth

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

I’m pretty sure I know which burrito place he went to before them game, then.

rockingdog
rockingdog

found a funny:

Me: It’s sweet how my cat sits on my chest to comfort me when I’m sick in bed.

Cat: I think I’ll eat the eyes first.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Gratliff

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TEAMWORK!

Gratliff

Grammys or football, you say? I’ll stick with Orange Cassidy vs. Stokely Hathaway rematch, tyvm

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

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Well, nope.

blaxabbath

-Aaron Hernandez

blaxabbath

I’m watching the birdcage on Netflix.

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It’s weird how much is the same and yet I couldn’t help thinking at first before I just settled down to watch it “Fuck these kids. If both of them are such cowards they’re ashamed of his parents, then the can get fucked. Also, 18 and 20 are too goddamn young to get married.”

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And this has been another forever alone old leftist yelling at The Cloud.

WCS

I’m just here to see the Bee Sharps.

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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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

The bees are the worst. I hate them, I do hate them so.

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

Yes, the pollinators for 90% of our food.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Redshirt

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Senor Weaselo

“Timmy, where’d you become a goth?”
“Uhh, Internet?”

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

[Lassie shrugs]

rockingdog
rockingdog

Cawwww!

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

He ended it all so he didn’t have to live with that guy anymore.

Gratliff

Warhammer games have really gone to shit.
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Reverse angle.

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Pfft. He has a HUGE ass.

TRUMP HAS MAMMOTH ASS,AND VISIBLE PANTY LINE 😉 pic.twitter.com/8hCAgWUQj3

— Cher (@cher) June 24, 2017

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

Not the point of the statue.

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I don’t care. It’s annoying as fuck to see him with a Hank Hill non-ass. If the whole thing is to point out he’s a fat fuck with a micropenis, which it was, then commit to the whole thing.

Game Time Decision

Late for the Sunday gravy thread but here’s my dinner tonight. Wife told me to take a picture as it looks so good.
It’s just grilled chicken with baked potato and broccoli but it one of our favorite dinners
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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The one that got away.

Gratliff

The boy complained that I was listening to rap during the RTJ set, so my usually extremely eclectic playlist is now exclusively rap at unreasonable levels. Nothing says man of the house like having to openly rebel against your children.

Redshirt

I said the same thing to my Mom with Barry Manilow on a roadtrip. I learned Tennessee is a big ass state and Child Proof locks work.

scotchnaut

“Adele was nominated again? Not sure whether I should shoot Old Yeller now or wait until the program is over.”

-Travis

Game Time Decision

Yes

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

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He’s Filipino. She knew better.

Senor Weaselo

I’m also not watching the Grammys, but a teacher of mine from a festival I did is nominated for one!

Senor Weaselo

He unfortunately did not win.

Gratliff

Gratliff

Palette cleanser:

scotchnaut

“How dare you! ‘Palette Cleanser’ is my arch-enemy!”

-Jackson Polllock

Wakezilla

So, Chelski fans are acting reasonably about today’s 6-0 loss

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Fuck ’em

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My enmity towards Chelsea is exclusively based on the fact that Danny D has a giant “CHELSEA” tattoo on his inner left forearm and the right-handed bias of most cameramen means I have to see it when he’s fucking.

Wakezilla

Do you need a lesser footy fix so bad, you’re willing to watch MLS preseason lesser footy? Then brother, do I have a gift for you. At 4:30 Best Coast time (or, in 1 hour and 15ish minutes), you can watch the Whitecaps take on Japan’s Iwaki FC, live from Hawaii, via streaming at https://www.whitecapsfc.com/

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King Hippo

/think I loves teh Whitecaps now

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Would it surprise you to learn that I cannot find any photos of hot Timbers OR Thorns fans?

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I don’t think Alex Morgan even plays for the Thorns anymore, but she’s all we’ve got (some of the other players are good looking but who cares).
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BrettFavresColonoscopy

If anyone wants to follow along with Christian Hackenburg on the road to sadder depths, here’s the link to the live stream: https://www.reddit.com/r/nflstreams/comments/ap71m4/aaf_game_thread_memphis_express_at_birmingham/

scotchnaut

“Christian Hackenburg? He’s a Jet all the way.”

-Leo Bernstein

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

“At least he’s not playing the Lions.”

-Nero

*Used this joke earlier today.

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