Rest In Peace, Mr. McCovey

I'm no Giants fan, to be sure.  But this man was a class act. And he could sure as shit mash a pitch. Willie McCovey dies at 80 after Hall of Fame career with San Francisco Giants  ( McCovey starting in 1959 as a 21-year-old spent 22 seasons in the major leagues. All

Your “Don’t Scare Me…I Poop Easily” Friday Evening Open Thread

No, I'm not in any better mood this week than I was last week.  In fact, frankly, it's worse.  Nor am I planning to tell you about it. But God, this is me tWBS.... It would really help things out, and speed things along, if you'd open up a gigantic sinkhole and

Your “I Scream, You Scream….Wait, WHY ARE WE SCREAMING????” Friday Evening Open Thread

I'm not gonna sugarcoat this.  I've had a really bad week.  From many different fronts. Frankly, I'm pissed off at the world and just about everyone in it.  And I'm not in the mood to talk about it. So at the very least, you're not gonna have to read my ramblings this

Your “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” Friday Evening Open Thread

I've been away for a coupla weeks.  Yet I still really don't know what to talk about this week. I'm writing this early because there's another hurricane 'gon roll up this way. And I fully expect to lose electricity, internet and phone.  Again.  The last of which might be a blessing, actually. I

Your “The Second Best Pot I’ve Ever Owned” Monday Midday Open Thread

Since many of us have a holiday today, I was sort of bored.  So I decided to cook some good stuff. This is my Instant Pot™.... There are many like it, but this one is mine. I've used the hell outta this thing since I got it a coupla weeks ago.  Maryland Crab

Your “My Nuts Are Falling” Friday Evening Open Thread

Seriously.  Acorns, hickory nuts....even a persimmon hit me in the head yesterday while I was cleaning up hurricane debris.  Gravity is stupid. (This vid is very NSFW, btw) But the squirrels like it... - Ringo I've told this story to some of you privately, but I still think it's funny.  So Imma tell it again

Your “This Isn’t What I Meant When I Said Blow Me” Friday Evening Open Thread

I'm on my way to pick up teh King Hippo.  We've decided.... fuck this hurricane, we' goin' drankin'. Just kidding folks. Having driven in the middle of more than one hurricane over the years, I'm staying home this time and hoping no trees come down through the roof.  But if they do,

Your “Cincy vs Buffalo, I Wouldn’t Even Watch This In Regular Season So Why Am I Watching It Now?” Midday Sunday Thread Of Apathy

Yeah, some signals got crossed.  So there's not going to be much here. Sorry, not sorry. But that's good because you don't want me to get to talking about Jaime Pressly again.  OR DO YOU?????? Oh dammit, I forgot to call her earlier.  No wonder women hate me. - Cincy at Buffalo Nobody cares but Redshirt

Your “It’s Tuesday Which Means…At Least It’s not Monday????” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

Wow, what a day. I ended a relationship and got accused of hit and run. OK, for the record, those two things are unrelated.  I was not accused of hit and run by the young lady I ended the relationship with. Well, that's not exactly true.  But she didn't say it in those

Your “The Pre-Season Zombie-Like Apathy Is Palpable” Sunday Evening Open Thread

The first weekend of Pre-Season Footbaw seems to have taken its toll.  Some folks (us) seem sort of apathetic. But it also seems to have some other folks feeling....well... not so apathetic... The brawl spilled over into the crowd. Media wasn’t able to record during this period, but there’s gonna be some

Your “Maybe Just A Little Sexy” Friday Evening Open Thread

We're gonna get through this quickly, class, because I don't have much to talk about this week. OK, ok...settle down, class.  Hmmm....let's see... Southwest Airlines still sucks.  Check. St. Louis' Lambert International Airport is still a shithole and should be razed from the planet.  Check. And California still has legal weed (I should know,