Your “Politeness is the flower of humanity” Friday Evening Open Thread

OK.  Not to sound too maudlin, but this will be my father's fifth dead Christmas.  He went out in the spring of '15. Shit happens. I like flowers. (I'm not gay, you're gay) ((not that there's anything wrong with that)) But every year we go and visit his (and other dead folks') graves and put

Sharkbait’s Cocktail of the Week: Getting Fancy

Hello, and happy Friday once again. Hopefully you all survived your Thanksgiving (or for our Canadian friends, another boring Thursday). Now we are officially into the holiday season. This time of year usually means a lot of get-togethers. Usually these kinds of events (family commitments, office parties, friends holiday parties

That’s My Raiders! Grounded

EXT. OAKLAND RAIDERS SHARED HOUSE – DAY Establishing shot and title card. ANNOUNCER BETH MOWINS: The Raiders Family [sic] is filmed in front of a live studious [sic] audience. CUT TO – INT. LIVING ROOM – DAY The music of the My Chemical Romance album "The Black Parade" blares throughout the house.  KOLTON MILLER sits

Boots On The Ground – Tundra Hunting At Lambeau Field

(This has been ready for a while, but I saved it for a slow #content day, because why step on others' good writing.) It’s no secret I enjoy attending sporting events. After all - I sell beer at baseball games. At least five times per year I drive down to Seattle

Copa América 2020 Group Stage Draw Recap

The draw took place yesterday even though we already knew which groups most teams would be in. How does that happen, you say? Well, CONMEBOL decided to invite Australia and Qatar to this year's version of the Copa América. Yes, we just had one this year. We're having another one. This new

Your “What If You Neither Walk Away Nor Run?” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

NFL Nuggets: The big news of the day is that Riverboat Ron got run out of town. Carolina fired him after a 5-7 start, behind a team that has thrown 15 TDs versus 11 interceptions, been sacked 45 times & given up an average of 23 points per game. He's

Meatless Monday, BC Dick Tuesday

This was a difficult one to write. Not because I wasn't prepared, though I wasn’t. Not because I didn’t watch the games, which I did. It was because this was my favourite time of year that isn't a weeklong vacation in the summer with no plans – US thanksgiving. A

Euro 2020 Group Stage Draw Recap

The draw took place last Saturday even though not all teams have been determined. How does that happen, you say? Well, UEFA decided to introduce a new competition called the Nations' League to take place during the FIFA International Breaks so as to give more teams a chance at playing competitive games

Your “You Get What You Pay For” Friday Evening Open Thread

I don't have anything meaningful to say today.  I'd like to think of something to write about.  But here we are less than an hour before post time and I got absolutely nothing. I ate too much yesterday. I plan to drink too much tonight. Christmas tree and other assorted decorational shit has