Your “Sands Through The Hourglass” 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

I realize it’s pedantic, but I’m not fond of my workplace switch from four- to five days per week. I got really comfortable having those Fridays off. It’s not that the six total hours of commitment is egregious, it’s just that it interrupts the relaxation of the day. I miss being able to go see movies opening day, or go hiking with the dogs. Little things.

Never mind me – I’m just bitchy because it’s interim report & meeting with parents season.


Goddamn, that Sunday Gravy pizza looked good. I’mma have to try that sometime.

I have been using the same dough recipe since I was a kid, so a little variety won’t kill me. The pain is waiting for it to rise; sometimes I try to cheat and avoid waiting the whole hour. It never works, and I vow not to do it again. That happens at least once per year.


Tonight’s sports:

  • AAF:
    • Atlanta at Arizona – 8:00PM | NFLN
  • NHL:
    • Jets at Blue Jackets – 7:00PM | Sportsnet
    • Predators at Wild – 7:30PM | NBCSN
  • NCAA:
    • Boston College at Georgia Tech – 6:00PM | ESPNU
    • Arizona State at Oregon State – 8:00PM | ESPNU
  • Rugby:
    • HSBC World Rugby Sevens: Finals in Las Vegas – 6:00PM | ESPN2
  •  MLS:
    • D.C. United vs. Atlanta United – 6:00PM | ESPN
    • Los Angeles FC vs. Sporting KC – 8:30PM | ESPN

It’s two weeks until public school Spring Break in Canada. More importantly, TWO WEEKS UNTIL MARCH MADNESS!

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

Sometimes I think it would be quicker to take a Lyft line from LAX so I wouldn’t have to wait the 20 minutes for the driver to get from the TNC lot to curbside pickup.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

When we got back a couple of days ago our Lyft driver was there super fast. It was a shared ride, but the other idiot we were supposed to be in the car with went to the wrong pickup area, and then when she finally turned up had more baggage than is allowed for a shared ride. So we got to ride solo!

Gratliff

Hearing rumblings that Seb Gorka done fucked up at CPAC, which is incredible, because the guy on stage at the time used playing xylophone on a starving Syrian child’s ribs as an example of the positive benefits of selling weapons to the Saudis.

Gratliff

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Gratliff

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

Take a look at our CIC’s two hour crazy man rant; it’ll make you feel great again.

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That video you posted is terribly accurate.

Redshirt

If that’s not confirmation Cohen was telling the truth this time, I don’t know what will. Trump couldn’t have been more unhinged if he did a line of cocaine before going on stage.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Have you ever mashed it for a good half-hour and been completely unable to get it up? That’s basically the equivalent of Trump’s CPAC speech. He’s trying so hard to get that onstage rush back, and it’s simply not working anymore.

Gratliff

Chapo Trap House’s ultimate legacy will end up being Adomian’s Gorka imitation

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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blaxabbath

I have a real affinity for guys who run like sports analysis/commentary twitter accounts — but then totally homer out for their alma matter/local teams: proving that they’re just hacks throwing the sameness handfuls of shit against the wall as any Skip or Stephen A. type personality.

(Note: beating OSU doesn’t mean jack for an ASU squad that got blown out by Oregon by 20+ this same trip. ASU needs a conf tourney championship or some serious lackluster midmajor close outs — and Power 5 lust from The Committee — to be in The Dance, where they absolutely do not belong.)

https://mobile.twitter.com/ClintCorey/status/1102406975340523521?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

You know what’s fun? A 2 hour flight delay.

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Go on…..

Senor Weaselo

6-9 inches of snow? Nice.

Snow days Senor has had teaching, whether after school or as a teacher: 3? 4?
Snow days Senor had, K-12: 0. There was one day that was a snow day for Hermana Weaselo, but I was off on intersession so I was already off.

Gratliff

Our districts are all at 14+ snow days and we’ve reached the “threatening the staff if they try to take sick days during the makeup period” levels of panic

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Ian Scott McCormick

When I was a kid we were good for 5 a year. This was actually a low total because we were the only shit kicking district that had roads worthy of being plowed. The absolute last school to call out. And there were a few days where I made the long walk only to meet locked doors. I guess it was good news, but they could have jumped on that announcement a little quicker.

Gratliff

I don’t know this existed until right now, but anything involving “Don’t Bother None” is great

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yeah right

That’s the beauty of a flatbread dough. By the time you make the sauce and prep the toppings it’s go time.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Gratliff

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

I watched the show and never connected the theme with a band. Learn something fucking new errry day.

Gratliff

a space band

The name of the Space band, according to the fictional description given in the anime series Cowboy Bebop, derives from how the performers wear seatbelts to be safe while they play hardcore jam sessions.

The band performed the whole soundtrack of the anime series Cowboy Bebop and produced a total of seven albums and one live DVD.

Kanno’s put out some killer music aside from this, and brought most of the band back for Kids on the Slope, but I don’t know if there’s ever going to be an OST that touches Cowboy Bebop’s.

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

This is like 50 episodes in I discovered Tony Bourdain’s soundtrack was a band. I am a dense fucker.

litre_cola

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

It can be both.

Senor Weaselo

Fetching a bat with his teeth for points?

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

Some bats are endangered species; he better not fuck around.

Senor Weaselo

Most notably the helicopter bat.

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

Damn, I forgot. Joke still sorta works, but no uuutoob of kenny eating a bat he caught with his teeth tho.

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Gratliff

For the gamer types, The Messenger is definitely one worth checking out. It starts out looking like an 8-bit Ninja Gaiden clone, then eventually turns into a time travel thing switching from 8 to 16-bit styles, then turns into a full-fledged Metroidvania style platformer. It’s so good.

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Gratliff

Somebody really knocked it out of the park on their performance reviews
https://www.crainsdetroit.com/health-care/blues-ceos-compensation-rises-43-percent-192-million

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Death penalty.

litre_cola

Had that been me driving I would have jumped out of the car and ran for the hills

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theeWeeBabySeamus

$330 Million.

Senor Weaselo

That’s why he didn’t take the 5/220 from the Dodgers. That right there.

LemonJello
LemonJello

I hope the scoreboard was ok after that.

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Redshirt

There was rumbling the MLB Players were going to strike because those players weren’t getting signed. This would’ve been the first strike I would’ve been on the Owners side.

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Ian Scott McCormick

They can’t as per the CBA. But there is going to be a work stoppage when it expires in 3 years. The Yankees revenue has gone from something like $250MM a year to over $700MM and their player salaries have remained flat. The game is exploding and the players aren’t getting their cut.

theeWeeBabySeamus

His cap was closer to fielding the ball than he was.
LMFAO I can’t stop watching this.

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Wow, I though GT and BC were bad. OSU and ASU are horrible.
And Bobby Hurley is still a little dickhead I see.

Yeah, I’ve met him and almost punched him. Twice.

Redshirt

I sure hope this week is better than last week. By Friday, this was me talking to people at work.

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Corey Alexander (after GT holds on in OT vs BC): Every game matters in the ACC.
tWBS: No, sorry Corey. This game mattered to no one, not even GT or BC.

Redshirt

New proposed rule: Any celebrity wanting to get Plastic Surgery must go before a committee. This also includes breast augmentation.

nomonkeyfun

I volunteer for service on the breast committee. I promise to inspect every pair very thoroughly.

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rockingdog
rockingdog

Im so excited for MARCH!!!!

litre_cola

As for the plastic surgery. Have ya had a lookie look at Kenny Rogers lately?

theeWeeBabySeamus

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

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Just wear a mask, man.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Yikes.

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Redshirt
Col. Duke LaCross

Watching Village of the Damned. This movie is beyond ridiculous, but man, that Linda Kozlowski was pretty foxy. So was Kirstie Alley before she nutted up.

rockingdog
rockingdog
Gratliff

FFS, I’m getting notices from my kid’s school about the fucking Momo videos. Pay attention to what your kids are doing and they won’t have a fucking muppet telling them to kill themselves on youtube, and if they do because they got around your controls and observation, discretion is a fucking life skill. Silver lining, people.

Redshirt

…or you can raise you kids yourselves, instead of letting teacher, the government, or the Internet do it.

Col. Duke LaCross

Eh, that shit’s overrated.

theeWeeBabySeamus

There’s a reason I went out of my way to never make any kids.
Yet here I am taking care of kids others made.
Life sucks.

theeWeeBabySeamus

I took my grand niece’s iPod away this weekend for going “places” she didn’t belong.

Grand Niece: You’re not my father!!!
tWBS: Nope. But I bought this iPod and it’s mine again now. Go shut up.

herodotus450
herodotus450

The only place a grand Nice belongs is France smh

Gratliff

looooooooooool, I work in tech for K12. Like 80% of traffic on school networks is youtube. It is virtually impossible to avoid children accessing youtube from kindergarten on at this point.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Yeah, television raised me and I turned out fine.

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Redshirt

I watched “Under Siege” earlier today, and once you get past the fake naked boobs and the bad, bad, bad acting of Steven Seagal, there’s not a bad movie down there.

Also, Tommy Lee Jones looked like he was having fun in that movie. Not as much as Raul Julia in “Street Fighter” which in itself is a joy few people will ever experience themselves, but Jones seemed to be enjoying himself.

rockingdog
rockingdog

last funny:

me, as a child: *walks into the kitchen covered in my own blood holding a rabbit I fought from a hawk*

my mom, on the phone: *mouthing* I’m on the phone

Horatio Cornblower

Seeing John Travolta ups there reminds me: Which celebrity has made the most regrettable plastic surgery decisions?

For me it’s Mickey Rourke.
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Horatio Cornblower

That side-by-side actually looks pretty good. I saw him on an episode of the Netflix show ‘Losers’ and, hoo boy, he looked like shit.

theeWeeBabySeamus

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Redshirt

I always thought that was drugs and alcohol that hit Rourke over the face with a 2×4.

Horatio Cornblower

I don’t think those helped.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Al Pacino

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theeWeeBabySeamus

LMFAO

Horatio Cornblower

Winner

Redshirt

Where my school photos before and during puberty?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Also, BC and GT both suck ass.

theeWeeBabySeamus

I’m about to sign over $200k to my nephew, for him to buy a piece of property which will be paid off, in order to get my mother out from under from having to pay his bills.

How stupid am I?

Horatio Cornblower

Give me $100K and a shovel and I can make the same thing happen.

ballsofsteelandfury

You’re naive if you think that will stop your mother from paying his bills. There are other bills besides housing.

theeWeeBabySeamus

She’ll be dead soon. Me too probably.
Wanna make sure my grand niece is taken care of as best possible.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

The answer to your question is: YOU don’t think it’s a good idea. You said so above.

theeWeeBabySeamus

It’s not strictly my decision, but I could veto it.

ballsofsteelandfury

Veto. Leave the money to your niece in a trust until she’s 18.

Redshirt

Just make sure if something happens to you, control of the trust doesn’t do to nephew. A coworker of mine got screwed out of a seven-figure trust because their father died and their stepmother got control and from what they told me she was an manipulative, vindictive cuuuuuuuuuontemptuous person.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Yeah, we’ve had that discussion as well.

herodotus450
herodotus450

200,000 Dollars, or Rubles?

Col. Duke LaCross

Turkish Lire?

Redshirt

Give $25K to me and I’ll let you know.

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