Boots On The Ground – “The Summer of 50” Part 1: A Veneer of Respectability

So, this summer I turned 50. Not a big deal to most, as average life spans are now at the highest they've ever been, as long as you aren't an Iraqi refugee or a black man from Chicago. But still, given the ulcers I developed at age 7 due to

Welcome New Commentists! Or, I have to do what now?

Hello new person!  Last year, tWBS drew the short straw and did the introductory post to any of you that are just now discovering our little corner of the world. BTW, DFO is ranked in the 400,000s in terms of websites around the world, so that's... something! We do know we

Your Why Are You Not Out Watching Deadpool 2? Open Thread

So, yesterday I left work a little early and caught a 4:00 PM showing of Deadpool 2 at my local mall/multiplex.  There are a lot of things to unwrap: I paid $20 USD for a fucking movie ticket at fucking 4:00 PM!  Granted, it was a Dolby cinema with fully

Your Tuesday Vuelta Champions League Quarters Preview

While it may seem that the ties are already decided, as with many things in life,  you never fucking know.  Heck,  it was only last year that Barcelona turned around a 4-0 away deficit into a 6-1 home win to advance against Paris St. Germain. Does anyone this year have a

Champions League Lesser Footy! 13 February Fixtures Roundtable

King Hippo: I have been chosen to kick off festivities, which means you will get the simplest of formatting.  Lucky youse. *** Manchester City @ FC Basel (2:45 EST, FS2)   King Hippo: Easy preview first - teh snuff film.  FC Basel ain't even in first in the goddamned Swiss League this season, whilst Man City is

It’s a New Sexy Year Friday!

Sort of. Work with me here. The timing of the holiday is such that this is the last Sexy Friday of the year of our Lord 2017. And yeah, go fuck yourselves with that CE crap. Taking away the religious angle, the commonly accepted chronology is based on the estimated birth

The Definitive Top Ten Monster Energy Drinks aka NASCAR season review

For those of you that are rednecks, Mexicans, or fellow racing aficionados, this will be old news. However, for those of you that look down on us NASCAR fans, I'll be recapping this year's Monster Energy Cup season's top drivers/moments whilst at the same time giving you the definitive top

Your “What else is on?” Monday Night Football Preview and Open Thread

Seriously, when I looked at yesterday's schedule, there was not one game that I was interested in watching. Steelers-Clots wasn't even available in LA. We were instead given the merde-pourri of Vikings-Redacteds, Cowboys-Falcons, RAMMIT-Texans, and Shitty Clippers-Jaguras.  And then on Sunday night, we were given Pats-Broncos?  Yeah Right.  Now that

Welcome New Users… AKA “What Were You Thinking Joining Up Here?”

A young man hesitantly ventures up a dilapidated and creaky set of stairs, and approaches the front door of an equally dilapidated house in the middle of nowhere.  As he gets closer, he can hear the sounds of raucous laughter and music inside.  He takes out a small piece of