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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hyk-Vdd_Qrk 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x6leDGV7gs And I fully expect to lose electricity, internet and phone.  Again.  The last of which might be a blessing, actually. I

That’s My Raiders! Tank Time

EXT. OAKLAND RAIDERS SHARED HOUSE – DAY Establishing shot and title card. ANNOUNCER BETH MOWINS: That Raiders Show [sic] is filmed in front of a live student [sic] audience. CUT TO – INT. LIVING ROOM – DAY The music of Further Seems Forever blares throughout the house.  KOLTON MILLER sits on the couch, munching from a

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

AFL Beat 2018 Grand Final Recap

On Friday night's Open Thread,  we had a good time commenting on the Grand Final as it happened. Luckily for us,  we got ourselves a beauty of a game. The recap, the final Footy Tipping Contest standings,  and much more on Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! I watched many of

A Bet’s a Bet – Your Friday Evening Open Thread

No doubt,  you are all in the middle of watching the pre-Grand Final festivities on the Watch AFL app. Remember that First Bounce is at 9:30 PM Pacific time! However,  I'd like to point your attention at an exchange that happened during last night's Thursday Night Football Open Thread: Let this post

AFL Beat 2018 Finals Week 3

Boys and girls, I'm not going to lie to you.  There are certain times that, despite all the bullshit and all the stupidity and greed that is prevalent in sports, a magical moment happens that reminds you of why you watch sports in the first place.  This weekend, that moment

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) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20h-PJPMap4 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

AFL Beat 2018 Finals Week 2

This week,  we will have an abbreviated AFL Beat as real life got in the way. TO THE GAMES! Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! The Semi-finals started with the surprising Melbourne Demons taking on the Hawthorn Hawks at the MCG. The Demons had not been this far in finals in 17