25 Questions About….

This: Today's topic comes to us courtesy of our own Litre_cola, who shared the above advertisement in the backroom and got my wheels spinning. As you know by now, I've got... questions. What's "gst"?Is it weird that that's the first question I asked?Should I update my wardrobe to add more black shirts, white

AFL Beat 2019 Round 14

This week, Do they both have their eyes closed? How can they see? Eyes Wide Open! Much better than the movie. And the Swans are rolling... Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 14 Recaps and Highlights Finally, the byes are over! This is the last week of only having 6 games on

Your Second Annual “Solstice, Schmolstice” Friday Evening Open Thread

Yep.  Another year, another first day of Summer again.  Which means I get to experience heat and humidity, and sweat and be uncomfortable, for another four months.  Yay. Last year on the summer solstice, we honoured Summer Glau. Which was fun.  We like her a lot. And holy shit, I can't believe that's

tWBS On Relationships – Part I

OK, I churned this out literally overnight after going back and forth on whether to even start writing this stuff.  I am not fully on board here with writing these posts, just so you all know.  And mostly it's because I'm still pissed off.  So don't get your hopes up

AFL Beat 2019 Round 13

This week, Caption contest? Caption contest! Caption Contest Number 2 If Buddy doesn't comment on this post, I'll be disappointed. Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 13 Recaps and Highlights Once again, we have an abbreviated Round as only 6 games were played and 6 teams were on bye, including my Cats. However,

Your “Half Mast Kinda Night” Friday Evening Open Thread

I just got in from the airport at around 2am this morning after a cross country flight  (and boy are my arms tired). I was already cranky due to having to leave California and come back home to North Cackalacky in the first place.  Then I hit a snag in LA

AFL Beat 2019 Round 12

This week, Tis just a scratch! Is it possible the Blues can be happy? And that's apparently a behind Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat! Round 12 Recaps and Highlights Last week, I mentioned that I really hate the byes. It cuts down the number of games from 9 to 6 and it happens

Your “Ugh – Toronto” Monday Evening Open Thread

The Toronto Fire of 1904 NFL News: it's quiet in advance of some minicamps opening Tuesday Cam Newton has been cleared to start throwing at the Panthers minicamp which begins Tuesday. Newton said in February that the shoulder was so sore before the Panthers shut him down the final two games

Sunday Gravy with yeah right: So you feel like making a Burger?

Good morning everyone! Damn glad to have you here. Have you ever taken on a really detailed project, like for work or some shit? Maybe you had to move once and you only had a very short time to do it? Or I know! Your kids finally went to bed on Christmas

Your “Guess Who Flew To California And Then Woke Up Sick Today?” Friday Evening Open Thread

Seriously, it's almost funny.  I woke up sick today.  Not sick enough to miss the pub crawl tomorrow.  But sick enough that I stayed in today and napped most of the day so that I wouldn't HAVE to miss the pub crawl tomorrow. Anyway, I have no idea what to talk

Hot and Unstable: Argentina 2019 Copa América Preview

Prodigious resources wasted by incompetent narcissists: that’s Argentina. But enough about politics. Let’s talk fútbol. In the last World Cup, Argentina had one of the more STACKT rosters but were buried under coach Jorge Sampaoli, a clueless diva whose main talent was out-asshole-ing himself. “Smurfs! I HATE SMURFS!” (traslation mine) In Russia 2018,