Instant Hippo Thoughts

"OW MY HEAD!" "UGH, MY STOMACH!" "YIKES,  MY BALLS!" These may be some of the thoughts going through Hippo's head today as he is under the weather and has requested assistance in fulfilling his weekly report to you fine folks. Now,  granted,  I do not speak hillbilly although I can understand it. Thus,  you

Your “O Moon Of Alabama” Saturday Evening Open Thread I'm in America this weekend - Everett Silvertips hockey Saturday night; the flexed earlier Niners-Seahawks Sunday afternoon. I have $200 cash to cover all bars. ENOUGH? Tonight's sports: NHL: Rangers at Habs - 7:00PM | Sportsnet Leafs at Wild - 7:00PM | CBC Jets at Devils - 7:00PM | Sportsnet360 /

Your Sexy Soccer Saturday Open Thread – Dec 1

Later this gorgeous Pacific Time morning, I'll be heading out to the LA Convention Center to check out the LA Auto Show. I may find my next car or I may just get extremely tired walking around for hours on end. Which will it be? STAY TUNED! In the meantime,  the UEFA Nations

Your “Well I Guess That’s Music Allegedly #2” Friday Evening Open Thread

Nearly a year ago I threatened to do this occasionally. And by "this" I mean thrill all of you with my horrible taste in music.  And the sexiness therein.  Well, it took me nearly a year to get back to it, but here we are. Well I Guess That's Music Allegedly

Your “Oh God, I’m Dying A Death” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

I think I have the flu. Let's run down the checklist: Public school teacher in a vaccine-challenged city Attended niece's 8th birthday on Saturday eight other sniffling kids in attendance Raining & cold Back pain The feeling I'm being punched in the throat Yep - check's out. Taking a sick day

Infinite Nets Week Six: On Temper Tantrums

"Just..go back. Pretend the whole thing never happened." When last they met, the Miami Heat had finished off a wire to wire beatdown over the Nets. Last Tuesday however, the story was much different. It's hard to know what to expect out of this squad without Caris LeVert for at least

Your “Rooting For Another Tie” Sunday Night Football Open Thread

No, it's not Father's Day.  Not that kind of tie. Back in week 2, these two NFC North "juggernauts" treated us to a 29-29 tie of futility.  Let's hope for more of the same tonight, shall we? To coin a phrase from the lovely and talented Scotchnaut.... ....TO THE GAME!!!!! Packers @ Vikings (-3.5,

Your “Rivalry Weekend Continues Apace” Saturday Evening Open Thread They were a lot more badass before Axl evolved into Kathleen Turner. Tomorrow's matchups: CBS EARLY █ Anchorage █ Fairbanks █ Honolulu █     New England @ NY Jets - Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts █     Cleveland @ Cincinnati - Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon █     Jacksonville @ Buffalo - Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta █     Oakland @ Baltimore - Andrew Catalon,

And Now, Time for a Holiday Game

So I posted a mention about this earlier in the Friday afternoon thread, but as it is now officially the "Christmas season," as opposed to your local drug store which has had Christmas decorations and candy out since Labor Day or so, it is time for something that I found

Your “Bad Medicine” Friday Evening Open Thread

Fair warning, I have no idea what to write about this week.  So I'm not even going to try. I've been burning the candle at both ends for the past several months in a lot of ways.  Much too much, actually. Now more recently, between excessive traveling, lack of sleep, dealing with