Your “Slippery When Wet” Friday Evening Open Thread

Since last weekend, we've gotten nearly 7 inches of rain where I live.  One literally can't walk outside without sinking. The one day we didn't get rain (Tuesday) the wind was blowing so hard that it blew a tree over (which was because the rain had loosened its roots) and cut

Temptation Island Talk – Episode 6

Welcome back to Temptation Island Talk! Before I get into this week's recap, I want to talk a bit about why I love this show so much. Last week, and really every week, you all wonder in amazement as to why I would put myself through this and write

Oscars 2019 Preview and Open Thread: We Got to Move These Acclaimed Motion Pictures. We Got to Move These Short Nominees.

Welcome to Oscars Evening, Commentists! I'm back, and I've got some more capital-T Takes on these awards, specifically the prestige categories, the short films, and the feature films that well-adjusted people probably care even less about than they do the short films. But first, I want to yell about something

Your “Location, Location, Location” Saturday Evening Open Thread

In Vancouver, we have this great concert venue called the Commodore Ballroom. The place has hardly changed over the years,    It's renowned for having great acoustics, because it was designed for the big band era,    and the dance floor is legendary for its bounce. Rumours are that it has springs or tires underneath it,

Your “Colours Make Things Interesting – Part One” Friday Evening Open Thread

Okay.  I have to try to say this in a way which won't sound racist.... For the few years I've been writing Sexy Friday now, I've often drifted in a direction which reflects the bulk of my life experience.  Most of the ladies I've dated in my life have been blonde

CrimeBeat!: Patriots Schadenfreude Day Edition

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh dear...it's so sweet it should come with a vial of insulin...I though "ROFL" was just an expression.... Brothers and sisters, we live in an Age of Common Wonders.  We can talk instantaneously to someone on the other side of the planet and we think nothing of it. We have computers

Temptation Island Talk – Episode 5

Welcome back to Temptation Island Talk! It's a good thing I record these episodes because this week, there was some stuff that I had to rewind, pause, and play again to make sure I saw what I thought I saw. Also, Mark L called an audible that resulted in

Your “Different From Every Other Sport” Sunday Evening Open Thread

When I was a kid, my parents let me get comedy records from the public library. For a suburban Canadian public library in the 1970s, you had the usual standard fare: Allan Sherman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jjiWS__Mp0 Bill Cosby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5jKKN5v6yA Bob Newhart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y9xnj0zj3A Peter Sellers / The Goon Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuVFFNvyUT8 and, because Canada, Wayne & Shuster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow5MqFywqSI As you can see,

Your “It’s Not Free Money” Saturday Evening Open Thread

I moved my music & comedy ramblings to Sunday night, so I could bring this up. Before it becomes old news, rumours are Kaep settled for between $60-80 million, ostensibly for restraint or loss of trade. https://twitter.com/businessinsider/status/1096504331938000897 On the direct "insider" front from Friday night, there was nothing but company line from corporate