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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

Last Saturday, I introduced you to the venerable Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver’s finest concert venue. In the comments, a question was asked – “Hey Beerguy, why you no mention any Canadian bands you saw there?” Well, the short answer is that I usually went to the Commodore for visiting acts. There were plenty of other places in Vancouver to see quality Canadian bands. Plus, Loverboy, April Wine, Triumph & Bryan Adams were all in the arena phase of their careers. Rush always played arenas.

Going to university between 1986-1992, there were some fine local acts available. A Vancouver standard was punk band DOA.

You had to see them off campus, because they managed to get themselves banned from the Student Union after a particularly bad 1982 show.

They still occasionally perform today, or do things like cover old Terry Jacks (“Seasons in the Sun“) songs for charitable causes.

The leader of DOA, Joe Keithley (aka Joey Shithead), ran for provincial election in 2017 as a member of the Green Party. He came a respectable third.

One band that was always available & willing to play UBC was 54-40.

Named after the famous “54-40 or fight!” speech of James Polk, they have been an institution on the West Coast since the early 80s. Most Americans don’t know who they are, but “Friends” and Hootie & The Blowfish still earn the band residual payments to this day.

The actual song is from 1986, which made it part of my grad soundtrack & first year at university.

They remain a quality show to this day.

A third band I have an affinity for is the Odds.

They used to also be a cover band at Vancouver’s finest pickup bar, The Roxy. They were known there as The Dawn Patrol. One of the guys in my fraternity was related to the bass player, so we would occasionally rent them on off-weekends to play our parties. They would agree to do three 45-minute sets – two as the Dawn patrol, and one as the Odds, where they would try out their new music. During my time, we got to hear songs off their Neopolitan album,

and “Bedbugs”, which had a song I think some people have heard before.

Anyway, that’s just a taste of what I got to experience during the six years I spent pursuing a four-year degree. None of the classics like Loverboy or Chilliwack, but they were just a little before my time. But given who I had access to, I had myself a good time.


Tonight’s sports:

  • AAF:
    • Orlando at Salt Lake – 8:00PM | NFLN
  • NHL:
    • Sabres at Leafs – 7:00PM | CBC / NHLN
    • Pens at Habs – 7:00PM | Sportsnet
    • Sens at Bolts – 7:00PM | City
    • Wild at Flames – 10:00PM | CBC
  • NBA:
    • Warriors at 76ers – 8:30PM | ABC
  • NCAA:
    • *North Carolina at Clemson – 6:00PM | ESPN
    • Bradley at Loyola (Chicago) – 6:00PM | ESPN2
    • Utah at Colorado – 6:00PM | ESPNU
    • Baylor at Kansas State – 8:00PM | ESPN2
    • Memphis at Cincinnati – 8:00PM | ESPNU
    • Gonzaga at St. Mary’s (Cal.) – 10:00PM | ESPN
    • Arizona at Oregon – 10:00PM | ESPN2
  • Futbol:
    • MLS:
      • Whitecaps FC vs. Minnesota – 6:00PM | TSN
      • Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire – 8:00PM | FS1
      • Seattle Sounders vs. FC Cincinnati – 10:00PM | FS1
  •  MMA:
    • UFC 235 Prelims: Jones vs. Smith – 8:00PM | ESPN / TSN5

Really, small venue music is usually good music, you just have to find the place that plays the genre you enjoy. Plus, GETTING OUT OF THE HOUSE IS FUN!

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

theeWeeBabySeamus

LOL, I was gonna post a Wilson Phillips song, but screw that….

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

theeWeeBabySeamus

Never made it up to Minnesota, North Dakota man was a gunnin’ for the quota.

theeWeeBabySeamus

The girl formerly known as tWLS hates me. Ironically because I tried too hard.
That’s not a good thing.

But I got California in my sights. And legal weed.
And maybe a hooker or two.
(joking about the hookers….probably)

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Just avoid the rub and tugs. I hear they might be under scrutiny lately.

theeWeeBabySeamus

I ain’t running for office.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Well then, get your money’s worth.

theeWeeBabySeamus

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theeWeeBabySeamus

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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

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Ian Scott McCormick

…inspiring the Angels collection.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Just sayin’….
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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

I’m inspired.

theeWeeBabySeamus

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

He flew for a short time. Descending.

theeWeeBabySeamus

He needed an updraft, perhaps.

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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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Now she’s anorexic. Oh well.

SonOfSpam

Guys, I don’t wanna oversell it, but tonight’s SNL is the best SNL in probably 20+ years.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

I’ll be the judge of that.

SonOfSpam

PLEASE DO. If I’m wrong, I’ll gladly admit that I’m an idiot. But I’ve laughed/cried several times, which just ain’t normal.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Well I do that when I drink too much as well.

SonOfSpam

Do…do you have a camera in my house?

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Ok. You are wrong. I’m crying because this is so terrible. Mulaney is great though.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Also, I’m in love with left roach from the bodega scene.

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

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SonOfSpam

Yeah, I remember the pep talks when I was an altar boy.

Ian Scott McCormick

So long as you DVR and FFWD though Thomas Rhett, possibly.
Also when I saw the host and Bill Hader in 2 sketches, I would have bet anything that Stefon was making an appearance in WU. I don’t think I needed to see Stefon, but man, I was not expecting to be stood up right there.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Is there any trope that is more tired than “person ingests pot unknowingly via edible, ‘hilarity’ ensues”?

theeWeeBabySeamus

I thought they were just gummy bears officer!!!!!!

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

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Ian Scott McCormick

I wanted to think of something, but the boss was coming over for dinner. But I’d already promised my wife that we were going to have a romantic evening together with no interruptions. And I tried to do both. But then my next door neighbor came over and the thing with him is that he finally got that hot date with the non threateningly ethnic lady, but he doesn’t know how to dance, and as it turns out, I won the county social shakedown, so I showed him a few of my moves, letting him lead of course, until his boss who had been over for dinner saw him dancing with me and thought he was gay. So what’d we do? Well we had to convince him that my neighbor wasn’t gay (he is gay, by the way, but that’s embedded into the conceit of our friendship. Anyway he’s not “swishy” gay), and that meant we were going clubbing where he hit on everybody, and got shut down. Until he met one special girl who was into it. Only she was his boss’ daughter, and his boss was a late in life gay, and I had to resolve my A-plot, only my wife had started a B-plot where she tried to show our teenage daughter that being an adult is a little harder than being a highschooler, only to find out that she’s not as together as she thought. Meanwhile my boss was waiting for what I told him was my wife’s world famous souffle, only I had to run to the grocery store, and it was the best goddamn meal he’d ever had, and he told me he had to go into that kitchen to meet the woman who made such a dish, only to find my neighbor buttfucking his boss, when my wife came in, mascara running down her cheeks because Taylor the high school quarterback didn’t remember who she was, and the grocery store worker showed up to tell me I left my wallet after I’d bought the souffle. And my boss found out that the whole thing had been one big rouse. And he liked the way I’d held it all together so much that he gave me the Jenkins account.
And then we got intro my daughters special brownies.

Edit: I never even resolved the fact that my wacky, now gay neighbor had somehow scored a date with the non threateningly ethnic lady. But these audiences are rubes anyway.

SonOfSpam

Ok, I know a couple directors, so get me the treatment, and we got a $20 million dollar movie. It’ll only cost about $5 million to make because James Marsden owes me a favor.

theeWeeBabySeamus

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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Redshirt

Good News: Goal FC Cincy!!!

Bad News: Not only is Seattle outplaying them to the point that they almost whole game has been within striking distance of Cincy’s goal, they are now angry.

blaxabbath

Good News: Just play D!

Redshirt

I know next to nothing about soccer, but from I can see, Seattle is doing a very good job of clearing the ball from their side if it gets over there.

The commentators have been calling out FCC’s right front defender (checks notes) right back on Seattle’s two goals, and I’m seeing it too. Or three goals.

blaxabbath

Made it back from flagstaff. Wife and I are discussing next trip with blaxito — she’s throwing out LA….

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

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ballsofsteelandfury

Do it!

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

Like throwing it out as in ‘no way, not in this life time’ or putting it on the table as an option? The former would be kinda funny.

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

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jus’ hangin’ out.

Wakezilla

Good lord

Wakezilla

Does this friendly lady have a name?

scotchnaut

Sens coach Guy Boucher is gone to that last-place team in the sky…

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

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herodotus450
herodotus450

“Wait a second, why is ‘Guy Boucher’ taking a salary? I thought it was French for ‘Man to be named later,’ and we didn’t actually have a coach. Fire him.”
-Eugene M.

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

He really cleaned up.

http://i.imgur.com/dhYm4tG.gif

herodotus450
herodotus450

Living the dream, cleaning up a porn set with a rag on a stick.

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

Could be worse.

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Gratliff

So Tampa is losing round 1 in 5 games, right?

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

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Wakezilla

They’re either winning the cup or they’re losing to the Leafs in round 2. There is no in-between

scotchnaut

The large, sensuous lips of Billy Zane are doing some sniping on Sniper right now.

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

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Stupid Sexy Zane.

Ian Scott McCormick

The Brooklyn Nets season is effectively over. They are not making the playoffs. I don’t know what happened. I guess they just got together as a team and desecrated an Indian burial site, but they are absolutely doomed.

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

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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Chances are, you didn’t watch this show. It happens. True genius is never recognized in its own time. However, it has produced something incredible. P.S. fuck Bill Simmons and The Ringer, but this is still a great article.

https://www.theringer.com/movies/2018/12/5/18124195/cabin-boy-chris-elliott-anniversary-adam-resnick-comedy-get-a-life

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Senor Weaselo

The curse of you moving to Bay Ridge?

Ian Scott McCormick

Probably. Anyway, shout me out when you want to grab a beer while you’re waiting to meet your gf.

blaxabbath

Darn — they seemed destined to make a deep run too!

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

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herodotus450
herodotus450

Only need seven more goals from Pittsborgh here to break the curse and set Carey Price free from Montreal.

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

https://sports.yahoo.com/north-carolina-coach-roy-williams-collapsed-on-court-in-first-half-against-clemson-235848852.html

Same thing happened to Hippo when he lost a bet on Clemson; you didn’t see anybody carrying him off the couch.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

What happened, did someone finally inform him that U*NC was finally adopting grading policies that met minimum academic standards for accredited institutions?

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

I think he was OK when he experienced vertistop.

/sorry

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Gratliff

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

Interesting. There is a lot of spanking GIFs in New Folder (14).

herodotus450
herodotus450

I got tricked into watching the Asylum Films knockoff, “Untitled”

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

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Col. Duke LaCross

Whoa

Redshirt

The XXX Theatre is advertising “Saved Games” folder.

litre_cola

I missed last Saturday but The Commodore is fucking amazing in Vancouver. You get bands from the UK that play hige shows there in a small intimate atmosphere.

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

They were really cool when he landed in Japan July 8, 1853. Made quite the statement.

WCS

Pens-Habs is on pace for bananacakes level.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Here’s hoping for a Shea Weber-Evgeni Malkin simultaneous knockout a la Rocky VII or whatever. Oh wait Malkin’s a little bitch who only cheap shots people.

SonOfSpam

Yeah, Michelle’s awful.

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

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WCS

Rocky VII?
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herodotus450
herodotus450

They didn’t even try to teach us the Rocky movies in school.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

[redacted because SoS’s was better]

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

Ballpoint?

SonOfSpam

If you turn on FS1 right now, there’s a little girl completely overdoing it on the National Anthem.

It’s horrifying.

SonOfSpam

Small children should be kept away from the public, like in a cage or attic or something.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

“That’s what I tried to tell everyone, but nobody seemed to get the message. All anybody ever wanted to talk about was the brotherfucking.” – V.C. Andrews

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SonOfSpam

I don’t agree with her “sexing siblings” policy, but I do agree with her “how the fuck am I selling so many books with such fucked up stories?” policy.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

“Child abuse…inheritance shenanigans…brother “loses control” and rapes his sister…I don’t remember authorizing this biography!” – Eric T., New York City

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

And that is just how he combs his hair!

Col. Duke LaCross

Snow footbaw here in Salt Lick!

Wyld Stallyns Rulez!

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

Salt Lick? So sex on the beach.

herodotus450
herodotus450

The word “fixins” can join “hubby” and “preggo” on their journey straight to hell as far as I’m concerned.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Is there room on that wagon for “foodie”?

litre_cola

We will touch base next week.

SonOfSpam

I was always a fan of “agreeance” when used in meetings.

“Are we all in agreeance on this?”

NO YOU STUPID ASSHOLE BECAUSE THAT WORD DOESN’T FUCKING EXIST crap I’m fired aren’t I?

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

When you said “we will touch base next week” I thought you were talking about Bartolo Colon’s baserunning.

SonOfSpam

People who describe themselves or their tastes as “eclectic”

1) Are wrong about themselves or their tastes
2) Should be rocketed into the sun

Col. Duke LaCross

How about “feeeeixins?”

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

Who is going to Action this?

Buddy Cole's Unordinary Time!
Buddy Cole's Unordinary Time!

“So Greg what do you plan to do with this $25,000 if you win Chopped?”
“My son has fragile x syndrome and I would love to use it to take care of him and donate to research.”
(30 minutes later)
“I’m sorry Greg but in the end your lamb was undercooked and we have to chop you.”
“Thank you”
“That leaves Bill, our Chopped Champion for the night. What are you going to do with the money?”
“Get lifelike statues of Maria Menounos and Jennifer Aniston made out of lard and just fuck them silly, Ted!”

SonOfSpam

That would be the second greatest thing to ever happen on Chopped.
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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I like to imagine that Drew’s TBI happened because he accidentally thumbs-upped himself in the eye and then tripped and fell over and hit his head.

/but seriously, does anyone know what actually happened to him? Has he said?

SonOfSpam

We don’t actually know what happened yet, right? Because speculation is fun. I’m going with running blindly into a wall while trying to get away from a jar of mayo.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

It’s more fun if you imagine that Joe Flacco was holding the mayonnaise.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

He started to explain but then deleted the tweets because they would have affected legal liability (Damn lawyers. They ruined the law for lawyers.). From what I remember, he got fall-down drunk at/after the Deadspin Awards and fell, splitting open something and possibly hurting or breaking his skull/neck/back badly enough that he was off Twitter for 5-6 weeks, which means he must’ve been really fucking out of it.

blaxabbath

I didn’t know anything was up.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Hippo is triggered by your taek on getting out of the house

Redshirt

Yay! FC Cincinnati’s 1st MLS game!

Now I need to learn about soccer so I know what the hell’s going on.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Just keep drinking.

Redshirt

The Official DFO Solution to Every Problem.

WCS

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Okay, so my, uh, friend is down to one surviving cannabis plant (Cleopatra got harvested normally; Boudica developed a case of bud rot and had to come down early) and it needs a name. Originally he thought she was sick or deformed, but after a very slow start she has turned out to be quite robust. Any suggestions?

herodotus450
herodotus450

Originally he thought she was sick or deformed

Rosemary Kennedy?

SonOfSpam

Shit, ain’t nobody topping that one.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

…mental capacity diminished to that of a two-year-old child. She could not walk or speak intelligibly…

I mean that is definitely the effect I am hoping for in terms of potency.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Also she lived to the age of 86! They don’t come much more robust than that!

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

FYI, Request Line was on Friday, vodkapaljohn.