Your “Oh Boy” Thursday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: This sucks: Jim Kelly has to go for more surgery. It's a follow-up to the procedure he had to have after his oral cancer returned. The Colts have introduced half-season tickets in order to drum up more interest in seeing their team. Four regular-season and one pre-season game.

Your “I Know Exactly How Boring This Is” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: Dreamboat hinted on Instagram that he'll retire at 45, or when he said he'd retire.   The Broncos have to rename their stadium, until they get a new sponsor who will rename it for them. Broncos Stadium at Mile High is the chosen moniker. The name is designed to

2018 World Cup Wednesday Open Thread

Into the next set of games! We have now seen everyone at least once and so conclusions can be drawn: Nobody knows anything. Sí se pudo. No one team looks unbeatable. This, to me, makes this a very exciting tournament.  Wakezilla compared it to 2002 and that's a great point.  That

Your “Gotta Go Somewhere” Tuesday Evening Open Thread NFL News: Former Rams first-round pick OT Greg Robinson was signed by the Browns. The Browns are trying to replace Joe Thomas with whatever they can find. In this case, a guy with a career two broken legs trying to replace a guy who only had one. The Cowboys are,

2018 World Cup Tuesday Open Thread

What a tourney it's been so far, huh?  Today we wrap up the first games for every team left and start with the second game for the hosts. This includes the first game for DFO Darlings Colombia. We've already had a few upsets including Mexico's victory over Germany and Brazil's tie with

Russia 2018–World Cup Day 5: Navigating Monday

Dodging work on Monday is especially difícil.  FFS, I actually have a conference call scheduled for this afternoon.  I for reals have to talk to other carbon-based life forms on the fucking phone, during the World Cup.  SIGH.  First World problemos.  Anyway, above is Tunisian Kenza Fourati, because reasons ok! Group F -

Your “Cause That’s Not Where I Want To Be” Sunday Evening Open Thread I have been in America all weekend, at my step-niece's grad weekend. There was a party at my brother's house for the adults yesterday, and this afternoon was the ceremony - which was held at the hockey rink in Everett because of the size of the crowd. There were about

Russia 2018–World Cup Day 3: Father’s Day Edition

Feliz Dia del Padre everyone! Unlike in North America where Father’s Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June, most Latin American countries celebrate Father’s Day on June 17th. Yes, no matter what day it is, as long as it is the 17th of June, it’s Father’s Day. Short story: Long

Your “So Much Sports Action” Saturday Evening Open Thread Oh God, I love everything about the World Cup except the 3:00AM Best Coast start time for games. DAMN YOU PUTIN! Tonight's sports: CFL: Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Calgary Stampeders - 7:00PM | ESPN2 / TSN Montreal Alouettes at BC Lions - 10:00PM | ESPN2 / TSN Beisbol: MLB: Red Sox at

WTF Time Is It World Cup Open Thread

It is 2:30 AM Pacific as this post goes up. Yes,  I'm awake.  Hawthorn and Adelaide are about to have the First Bounce and in about 30 minutes,  France will face Australia in their World Cup debuts. There will be three more games back to back to back. Also this: What can we

TGISF… Quite Contrary

I've used that particular banner image up there for TGISF once before.  Not quite ten months ago, when talking about libraries and reading books. But this is not about books or libraries this week.  Nope, this week we're talking about gardening n junk. - Who's Got Two Thumbs, Neither Of Which Are Green? Yet