Conference Title Saturday (and Lesser Matters) Open Thread

Welcome to the last full, meaningful Saturday of wall-to-wall footy.  Cherish it, as September is a long-assed time away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOFWHty4XFQ That was theme-free Kurt Vile.  You will RESPECT him. Everton finally ripped off the band-aid and gave Marco Silva the sack.  It is indeed very depressing to be in 18th position, entering a

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

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

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