Friday Night Open Thread by John Cole| November 4, 20119:56 pm| 171 CommentsThis post is in: Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmailCabernet for me. You?
Vicodin, Ibuprofen and Augmentin with probiotics.
A margarita, a few diapers changed, fixing the baby’s eye boogers, and some greyhounds walked.
Just thinking about what my Fridays used to be 15 years ago is wicked depressing.
Gordon, The Big Express Engine
There’s been a lot of Charlie Pierce love around here lately. Here is an interesting piece from him on paying college athletes.
Chard tonight. Chalone 2008.
12-year-old Oban and whatever IPA looks good at the grocery store.
I’ll let you know when I can finally get the hell out of work. It’s been a hell of a week; TFSMIF.
Night shift for me. I did use a Stella for a pork shoulder braise.
In all the media frenzy surrounding the Lululemon murder trial, no one appears to be bothered by the testimony of the employees from the Apple store next door:
Do iPhones not have 911 capability? It’s been almost fifty years since the Kitty Genovese slaying. Some things never change…
Is this meant tongue in cheek?
Seems straight out of The Onion.
Gordon, The Big Express Engine
@Punchy: I have three kids under 5 years old (and THREE X boxes beeyotches*) and my Friday nights are so far what they were even 6 years ago, it is like I am a different person, which I am…
*not true – we only just got cable 2 years ago – we’re lame like that…
a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q)
@Omnes Omnibus: Cold coffee.
@a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q): I win.
Beer for me here in America’s Socialist Paradise, Vermont.
Just moved and I must say, all the crap I heard about yankees not being polite was completely off base. These folks are the nicest folks I’ve met in a long time. The drivers let you in when you need a space, complete strangers hold doors open for you and I don’t think I’ve met a single Republican.
I don’t know what people are thinking moving South. New England has it going on.
Fat Bastard Shiraz.
Just spent two hours in the tap room of the Peacetree Brewery in Knoxville, IA. It’s easily the best beer I’ve tasted brewed in Iowa, and the folks who run it are awesome, They’ve only been around for a little over a year, but if they keep making beer this good, they’ll blow up as quickly as they want to. If you’re in Iowa and have the chance, check their beer out, especially if you like hops. Their Hop Wrangler and Hop Sutra are bad news in the best possible way.
Also, on our way to the brewery, we stopped by one of those bridges in Madison County. The bridge was nothing special, but the graffiti was awesome.
Am trying to remember if 90 Minute is on tap at Lucky 13. My memory is always fuzzy about that place.
eating some pineapple slices. and watching Fringe.
Oh, and as a self-acclaimed Michelle-Obot, I saw this and thought it was awesome. FLOTUS will be on ICarly for a special Military Family themed episode in January I believe. Here is sneak peek!
I’m sorry, but I really do like this woman. Time will tell, but I would lay a bet that once the Obama presidency has ended (4 or 8 years) and history is written, Michelle O will be considered one of the more accessible and down to earth First Lady’s ever, IMHO.
BD of MN
Started off with a Schell’s Snowstorm, this year it’s a 7.0%abv Wee Heavy, which is very nice. Then I moved on to my homebrewed Robust Porter…
Mrs. inD just got home from three days away at work. Her dog, after dozing for 72 hours in a chair, is losing his mind now. We may have to net and sedate him. Speaking of sedation, Scotch for me. And soon.
Issa is going to be on Maher’s show. I hope Maher has a competent staffer who prepared him for Issa’s bullshit.
I do have a Rogue Dead Guy in the fridge, along with some Big Sky Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout…
Gin & Tonic
Raven (formerly stuckinred)
Fresca, no-sugar added fudge pop, sleep.
Gin & Tonic
Just don’t cross the Connecticut River, OK?
The Bajoran occupation is a sticky subject, too.
Recovering from dental surgery and even with all the medications listed above (see comment 1), it still hurts like hell.
Damn Gopher women beat my Bulldogs today but the men are holding their own against Denver – I am lucky enough to get that one on TV. 2-1 Denver at the first break – they had better wake up because they are getting beat to the puck. During intermission I can watch the Gopher-Sue game – can I root for a meteor?
@smintheus: Of the thousands of things that need to be explained to children, that doesn’t seem like it should be too hard.
@gnomedad: Garak is my favorite Cardassian, who is yours?
J. Michael Neal
Jim Beam and a salami sub waiting at the Big 10 for friends to come out of the men’s hockey game. When both teams are at home, the women start an hour earlier and their games are about a half hour shorter thanks to not needing to push and shove each other after every whistle. (The men are playing North Dakota, so they need to take even more time for the 187 penalties that will be called. I hate the Fighting Sociopaths with an unholy passion.) So I snag a table when I’m done and watch the lastr period and a half there.
Gopher women won 4-1. I just don’t understand all the love for Duluth. At all. Yes, they’re young, but that’s not why they play completely disorganized. They play that way because that’s the way Shannon Miller coaches them. They were undisciplined last year as a veteran team and they’re going to be undisciplined this year as a young team. The problem is behind the bench, not on it. The world of women’s hockey has changed, and you can’t win that way anymore. Minnesota and Wisconsin are just better teams, and the Bulldogs aren’t going to catch up under the current regime. Arlan Marttila may be getting paid to write about women’s college hockey, but that has to do with the relentless decline of USCHO as a hockey site.
The men are up 2-0 on North Dakota with 7 minutes to go.
Diet Mt. Dew. Yeah, I live dangerously. Might break out the bourbon or Spotted Cow tomorrow night.
@schrodinger’s cat: I recommend scotch. Of course, I am neither a medical doctor nor a dentist and following my advice is likely to be catastrophic. Nevertheless, I recommend scotch.
@Omnes Omnibus: Roomy. Fitting the Double Dead Guy in there is a bit of a chore tho.
So now even Democrat and former Jimmy Carter speechwriter Chris Matthews says that Obama faces an “uphill climb” and a “steep path” against Romney in the 2012 swing states for Obama, and how its “scary” for the White House.
As for beer I am enjoying a Bridgeport Hop Czar, but earlier I had a couple of these: Super Fly Rye and one of these: La Ferme de Demons.
@smintheus: I think it would have to start with the sentences “a man named P.T. Barnum once said ‘there’s a sucker born every minute.’ Some of them love watching stupid shit on television.” and just go from there.
a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q)
@Omnes Omnibus: Clearly. Hell, stuckinred’s combo wins compared to mine. But I had a fabulous beef bourgignon* for dinner, so I’m not complaining (much).
*Carry out (fill the pot) from a fine tiny French joint down the road.
BD of MN
@J. Michael Neal:
the Big 10 in Arden Hills?
Wake me when some pundit says an election is not such a big deal and you should go take a nice walk. Because it is, but you still should.
J. Michael Neal
@BD of MN:
No, the one on campus.
@J. Michael Neal: I never get a chance to see the women’s team to do any analysis, I can only get the written recaps. It would not surprise me that the game is evolving, that would be only natural. Miller has won them a boatload of championships and has a big contract so I doubt anything will change.
@a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q): That sounds quite tasty.
Elijah Craig 12-year-old bourbon with a chaser of Flying Dog Raging Bitch Belgian-style India Pale Ale.
The daughter unit appeared in a community college production of Euripides’ The Trojan Women. I saw it tonight. Little theater, about 100 seats, really close to the action.
Quite a play. I know it got him into trouble but don’t know if it was what resulted in his exile. Research time, I guess.
They have a 3-night run with tickets sold out for all performances. I guess that means it’s a success.
@Linda Featheringill: Brava to the daughter unit.
I’ve figured out why we hate the French. They’re cooler than us. They went into the southern US and said, you can have it. They went into the wilds of the upper Midwest and said, you can have it. They went into Vietnam and said, you can have it. We went into Iraq and they said, non, merci. There’s no little France, or France town anywhere in the US. Why is that?
@Reality Check: Was that before or after Romney came out with a proposal to gut Medicare at the Koch Bros. freak fest today?
J. Michael Neal
Hey, at least the Gophers won.
@Gin & Tonic:
I’ll take that advice. As a new New Englander, I want to stay in my cocoon of liberals as long as possible.
God I hate the Gophers with more passion J Neal hates the Sioux. Credit though to the Gophers tonight, they played better. They’re gonna ride that goalie far. Now for some Fringe.
@Waynski: There are cities and towns with French names all over the upper Midwest. And, contra your point about the upper Midwest, the French fought like hell to keep control over it.
Gin & Tonic
@Waynski: Paris, Texas?
Molson Canadian right now. Probably a porter when I go to the pub.
New Orleans would like a word with you.
Gin & Tonic
@James Hare: They’re crazy east of the river, at least until you get down south (i.e. Mass)
Detroit has adopted English-like pronunciations for all of the French street names. This puzzles visiting Quebecois.
I was gonna point out that little conflict, but you beat me to it.
Um, I can’t say I’ve given it a great deal of thought, but Garak was certainly one of the most layered of them.
I’ve long thought that it would be cool for Detroit to recover more of its French heritage and culture. I know the city’s got much bigger problems right now, but something to consider for the future.
J. Michael Neal
@S. cerevisiae: Women’s hockey has reached the point that the players have been playing their whole lives. For a long time, the skill levels were such that the coaching challenge was just to get them playing individually at a high level. (There was also a long period where your freshmen were your best players, since they had started younger than your seniors. That’s over, too.)
That’s not the case anymore. You can’t just throw the puck out and tell them to play. Miller’s coaching is to have her players go out and try to turn everything into a helter-skelter game. What happens now is that, when the Bulldogs succeed in getting the Gophers to play that way with them, it’s a very even and exciting game. Unfortunately for UMD, about half of the time, the Gophers manage to stay in their system, and that half of the game is a rout.
I’m biased on this, of course. Not so much because I’m a Gopher fan; I think I’m pretty good at looking at these things objectively. It’s because there’s another part of Miller’s style that I can’t stand. The women Bulldogs hook and hold constantly, on the assumption that chickenshit refs (I’m looking at you, Elam) aren’t going to call even half of it. And I lost my temper tonight when the refs refused to call a delay of game penalty when she decided to argue over who should go to the box on a too many players penalty. Then there were the four times when the ref signaled no more changes, and then five Bulldogs wandered off of the bench to play and they never did anything about it. Start calling a couple of delay penalties, and her bullshit will vanish.
I still root for UMD over North Dakota, of course.
@Linda Featheringill: Euripdes wasn’t driven into exile. His Trojan Women did well in the dramatic competition that year (415 BCE). Often said to be a reflection on the brutal Athenian subjugation of Melos that year.
@Linnaeus: Lafayette and everything south and west of there to the Texas border have a thought or two on the matter as well.
@Reality Check: whoa, you shouldn’t watch MSNBC you’ll get a stroke from the liberal bias
Koolaid, 2004 vintage.
Last night, Mike Flannigan published the Liberal Manifesto. Today, came the conservative answer.
In another decade you could probably buy it for couch cushion change and do what you like. If a number of news articles are to be believed, large vacant portions of it are being turned into productive community farms.
Ironically, the name is originally French and means ‘the straits’. It referred to the river, but has never been more appropriate.
@Gin & Tonic: Nope. I’ve lived in both states, and there are good people in both. In fact NH drivers are far more polite (north of masshole territory, anyway).
Just cleaned the old pipe for the first time in a long time. Gooey.
Also, scotch and water*.
*soda is a kind of water.
Well Mitt Romney has formally declared his intent to privatize Social Security and voucherize Medicare.
So who will be the first to tie this around his neck?
I have a feeling this is going to get kind of ugly:
I realize asking a bunch of teenage libertarians to defend the indefensible is kind of weak sauce — yet, I’m really surprised at how many will jump at the bait. I’ve already got one defending both child pornography and incestuous marriage and several who don’t have a problem with incestuous marriage.
Glibertarian doesn’t even come close. Sociopaths is a better description.
I’m wondering. Rob and Laura Petrie lived in New Rochelle. Where is Old Rochelle?
@Linnaeus: Forts Duquesne, Niagara, Detroit, and, of course, Michilimackinac. The passage from Green Bay down the Fox River to Portage where, oddly, one portaged to the Wisconsin (originally Ouisconsin) and thence down river to Prairie du Chien to join the Mississippi on its way to NOLA. No French names at all. No DePeres, Marinettes, Allouezes, Langlades, or Marquettes around as place names either. I’ll stop now.
Bottled Guinness “draught”, maybe followed by a French Pinot Noir, tastefully poured from a 3L box.
Grew up in the area, so that irony is not lost on me.
Maher’s show is awful.
@Hill Dweller: Tonight? Or is that your general opinion?
When it rains it pours. I am having all kinds of computer problems and Firefox problems. Firefox, I suspect is moving to fucking fast and leaving a lot of loose ends and incompatibility issues in it’s wake. Especially with add ons and plug ins. And I can’t watch Netflix movies due some exotic error code and DRM permission. Anyone else having this problem? Then there is the Scribefire blog editor that has been upgraded to some kind of too complicated monster that doesn’t work with FF 7, or the beta 8.
Went to Fort Michilimackinac several times as a child and teenager. A highlight of my summer vacations Up North.
Going crazy from the noise from a dysfunctional ventilation fan motor. Wish I had some nice sedation so I could sleep.
All along the Mississippi River, really. St. Louis, New Orleans, etc.
@Omnes Omnibus: An interesting thing about Michilimackinac – my ancestors took that fort using a lacrosse game as a ruse. Cool story.
Started with Bullet Bourbon, switched to Full Sail wassail because it was here.
The old ‘hey mister can we have our ball back?’ gambit. Very crafty.
What does Tunch drink?
@J. Michael Neal: Enjoy Haukula (sp?) this year – I’ll bet he is on the Aeros next year.
La Rochelle Major French port during the Age of Discovery. Mostly Protestant though, which caused problems with the Catholic French kings and its eventual demise.
@Linnaeus: I went in 2009. Kenneth Roberts’ Northwest Passage was childhood favorite book, so it was rather cool to see the place. Also too, on my French-Canadian ancestral side, I have people who were in and around the place. This guy is a great, …, great uncle.
@dead existentialist: If my other comment got past moderation, here’s a funkier rendition by Lou Rawls.
Btw, Cruzan Black Strap Rum for me. It’s like drinking molasses mixed with alcohol.
Oh man that was a sweet move by UMD freshman Herbert – he is a good one.
On the Bay of Biscay.
Weed. One of the only things still normal rolling into the seventh day without power.
Gin & Tonic
@smintheus: Of course there are. But this is the Internet, where me make gross generalizations based on personal biases. Or based on reading about the NH State legislature.
@S. cerevisiae: One suspects that our ancestors met.
@Cacti: I was limiting myself.
@Suffern ACE: France
@wasabi gasp: “Dope will get you through times with no money better than money will get you through times with no dope” /Freewheelin’ Franklin.
I assume the same is true with electricity.
@RossInDetroit: Boblo is pretty close to the sound of the original. Although it’s not a street. On the other hand when the girl doing the narration on the boat to the island told the story of how the name Boblo came from the original French name for the island, Bois Blanc, she pronounced it “Boys Blank”.
C’est la vie.
J. Michael Neal
@S. cerevisiae: I think you mean Haula. I’ll have to ask my friends who go to the men’s game, but the really public knowledge is that Bjugstad won’t be back.
All I know is that, barring career ending injury, the freshmen I root for will be here for four years.
@Omnes Omnibus: Tonight’s show is awful.
Issa said little during the show. Bill Engval is fucking clueless, which explains his ardent support for the Republican party. Patterson was actually good(especially during the ‘overtime’ segment), and his quip about Coulter was great.
8 pints of Surly Furious. The boy has spent the whole night, excluding dinner, with a beautiful young asian lady.
I am lucky he has a great mom.
Looks like some shit is going down at Occupy DC, or did.
Tried to blockade attendees in a Koch event. Some people were hit by vehicles. Situation tense and agitated. Hope it didn’t/doesn’t turn uglier.
@J. Michael Neal: That’s the one. As a Bulldog fan I know all about losing promising freshmen to the NHL. Hell we lost our best D-man to the pros in the middle of last season then lost Faulk this summer. The young D is going to have to step up because I think offense will be OK.
FIrefox is trying to change their release schedule to better match Chrome’s. They don’t seem to realize that Google has more money than God.
Busy day today and evening, so just home and watching the first 15 minutes of Rachel. Anybody else catch her piece on Herman Cain?
I’m doubling down on calling him an Uncle Tom. Sorry, but there it is. His performance today for the Koch Brothers seals it.
It’s sad but true.
@Omnes Omnibus: A boy at Sault Ste. Marie
Said, “To spell, I will not agree,
Till they learn to spell ‘Soo’
Without any ‘u’
Or an ‘a’ or an ‘l’ or a ‘t'”.
Moderately priced Bordeaux — Chateau Thebot. Ten years ago it might’ve been a poor man’s marguerita — rum & Fresca…
@BGinCHI: Do you consider calling him an asshole as disagreement?
J. Michael Neal
@S. cerevisiae: I really enjoy spending my time rooting for a team where I know they’ll all be here for four years. Amanda Kessel won the WCHA Freshman of the Year award just like her brother. Unlike Phil, she’ll be here on Senior Night, too.
She got called for roughing towards the end of tonight’s game, which was ridiculous. I don’t think Amanda Kessel is physically capable of roughing anyone. The girl can fly, but if she weighs 100 lbs, I’d be kind of surprised.
Albarino and some little cookies made of ground hazelnuts and dipped in dark chocolate.
@Omnes Omnibus: I grew up near Fort Ouiatenon on the Wabash (Ouabache), just a few miles outside of Lafayette.
So I knows me some French names.
@Omnes Omnibus: No, I think “that asshole is an Uncle Tom” works pretty well.
I’m really starting to loathe what he’s doing and who he is. It’s more than shilling.
Correcting myself: It’s a 14-year-old Oban, not 12. Costco has Lavagulin now but I’m going to finish this bottle first. I ended up getting Gordon Biersh Fest Bier at the store; Oktoberfest only comes around once a year.
@Omnes Omnibus:@RossInDetroit: I’m sure the Quebecois pronunciations puzzle Parisians as well. I was honestly just throwing a little mischief into the open thread, but was heartened to see such a defense of the French influence in the US. I only visited France for two weeks on two separate occasions but was struck by the mostly live and let live attitude they seem to have adopted, which I believe is a consequence of having suffered so much in the last century’s wars. Anyone who makes a joke about the French Army surrendering should read about the first battle of the Marnes and the defense of Paris in 1914. When someone hands you a uniform while you’re walking down the street, throws you a gun and tells you to get in a cab to the front…well
@BGinCHI: I think we have now successfully beaten Waynski’s point to death.
ETA: @Waynski: It is one of those things that pushes my buttons. The “cheese-eating surrender monkeys” thing too.
Ignoring the intervening thread: Chilean Syrah/Cabernet blend. Best $7.00 bottle I could find…;)
@Tom Levenson: Chilean reds give great bang for the buck.
I have another comment in moderation. Wanna see the ugly side of glibertariansim? Look here:
Not as hip as Charlie Pierce, but Colbert King lays it all out:
@Omnes Omnibus: Argentinians too.
And I don’t just mean in a Governor Sanford way either.
@Tom Levenson: Tom, if you’re around…any chance you caught Science Friday on NPR today?
Thx for recommending Matt Strassler’s blog. This is very interesting reading. Subjects I like, and well written posts.
@Jeffro: Good lord, giant case of white privilege or obliviousness here, but I just noticed the possessives in Coulter’s “Our blacks are so much better than their blacks” comment. Unfuckingbelievable.
@Nellcote: Yes and yes.
@BGinCHI: Haven’t had a lot of Argie reds. I’ll give some a shot.
@BGinCHI: Didn’t — I’m in (a) failed migration from an old computer hell and (b) administrative, hell is other people, especially colleagues hell. So no Ira for me. What was Sr. Flatow on about?
@Omnes Omnibus: Yup. So much so that with my wine glass in the running dishwasher, I just grabbed a glass mug to have my last little bit before going to bed.
@Omnes Omnibus: Malbec is the obvious choice, terrific for the money. But also try a Bonarda (it’s a varietal) if you get a chance. Carmenere (a varietal) is also good, from Chile or Argentina.
And for white, you gotta try a Torrontes from Argentina. Excellent stuff.
@Tom Levenson: Brain imaging, but to a degree I’d not heard of. Just amazing stuff.
At one point the guy Ira had on said that they were going to image one square mm of brain to the extent that it would take something like a hundred thousand terabytes to store the info (I may be underestimating here). But then he said at this point, to do a whole human brain would be impossible because the data, for one brain, would be greater than all the information in the universe.
That blew my mind.
I wanted to call in and suggest they start with GW Bush’s brain, you know, for a smaller data set, but I didn’t think Ira would honk his laugh at that.
@BGinCHI: One will investigate.
Two buck Chuck.
I once knew someone who claimed to have had a teacher who insisted that “jazz” was pronounced “jahz”, “blues” was “Blewz” and “Detroit” was “dehTwah”. In the end, she moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and changed her name to Guinevere Mortimer. Je jure c’est vrai.
Ethiopian food: So good going in, but on the way out… awww shit.
Perhaps that’s why I embroiled myself in an internet fight with a bunch of Mormons who are insisting that they’re Christians, and that the LDS Church doesn’t get involved in political issues like global warming, but only in purely moral issues like hating da queerz.
Maybe I need a glass of wine.
Ah, damnit. I got myself stuck in moderation. Damn damn damn.
@suzanne: Wadja say to do it?
Having grown up in West Lafayette I have enjoyed this outpouring of French names. My favorites from Indiana are Versailles and DuBois County because of how they are pronounced. For non-Hoosiers don’t think French, pronounce them as “Versails” and “Due Boys” – no, I’m not kidding.
@JCJ: Good to see a fellow Tippecanoe county native here. Mispronouncing foreign names is an Indiana tradition. Tons of French names around the Chicago area, most of them pretty well pronounced.
@Larkspur: C’est ca.
@JCJ: A long time ago, I dated a girl from Versailles, Ohio. She corrected me when I pronounced her hometown as Ver-sigh. Later, I realized that we might not be meant for one another when, in a letter to me, she described herself as a “reck.” Then I meat a cool South African girl…. But that’s another story.
@Omnes Omnibus: Yeah, Suzanne. It couldn’t have “damn damn damn”.
Looking forward to seeing my beloved Boilers tomorrow in Madison. Unless Bucky is moping from the last two games Purdue has no chance. Taking my nephew (a fellow Purdue grad) who just moved to Madtown and my daughter, a student at UW. Should be good!
@Larkspur: No, “damn damn damn” wasn’t what did it. It was comment #134.
FYWP. Or shall I say, “DDDYWP”?
@JCJ: Just remember, in Wisconsin, Old Fashioneds and Manhattans are made with brandy. Also too, they have been doing utility related road work in places so give yourself plenty of time.
@JCJ: The beer and food will be good. The football will reek of slaughter.
Do try the New Glarus. It eases the pain.
There’s always basketball season.
@Waynski: Etes-vous corriger mon français? Je ne sais pas, et vous remercie aussi. Tout ce que je connais parler français que j’ai appris de Google Translate. Hier stehe ich; ich kann nicht anders. Je suis pathétique.
When I lived in Tucson, I met a few people that lived on Medici Street. One time in conversation, I pronounced it “MED-uh-chee”. At least five people looked at me quizzically. UGH.
College football on Friday night is an abomination.
Colorado was punished for its sins.
@suzanne: How does one pronounce it there?
@BGinCHI: No fucking chance.
Which explains why New Rochelle HS’s athletic teams are called the Huguenots.
@Larkspur: Waynski’s attempted response. Am I making fun of your French? Non. All I had was “c’est ca” perhaps used incorrectly. I’m not using Google translate, just spit-balling with French One. Then there’s something that appears German, and no, you’re not pathetic. How am I doing?
@Waynski: The German was a Martin Luther quote. “Here I stand; I can do not other.” MLK used it in his Letter from Birmingham Jail as well.
Here’s what I’m hoping to see over the remainder of the college football season.
1. The winner of tomorrow’s LSU-Bama game (more likely to be LSU in my opinion) loses to South Carolina in the SEC championship game.
2. South Carolina gets killed by Clemson in the cross-state rivalry game.
3. K-State beats OKSt.
4. OU beats OKSt in the Bedlam game.
5. Stanford and Boise win out.
6. The BCS decides to fuck the only remaining unbeaten teams, puts one-loss Bama against one-loss Oklahoma for the national championship, sends Stanford to the Rose Bowl and Boise to the Fiesta. Stanford kills Nebraska and Boise lights up LSU.
7. The resulting uproar leads, finally, to the demise of the BCS.
@Omnes Omnibus: Clearly, my German’s not what it used it to be, but I’d be proud to stand with anyone here, mostly.
@burnspbesq: I cannot believe you put that level of thought into this. Not judging, of course. I just want the Packers to win.
@Waynski: @Omnes Omnibus: I love y’all. Waynski: I have no French, nothing, nada. Your French One surpasses everything I know. Omnes Omnibus: Yup. It is the most significant religious statement in a bunch of centuries, so I have repurposed it into a BJ comment because I am just that pious.
If all of that happens I hope you have already placed your wagers. The demise of the BCS would be most welcome.
If any of you have your DVR set to record the early Premier League game every Saturday, be advised that you have to reset it for tomorrow. Daylight time ended last Sunday in the UK, so the game starts an hour later in the US.
@Omnes Omnibus: Med-EEE-see.
@suzanne: I would be lost there.
Let’s see if we can’t get this thread to 200… To hell with the Irish!
@suzanne: I’d scream. And still say it properly. Suddenly I’m glad I didn’t go there. :)
@Waynski: I am down with the 200 thing, but I have no dog in the Irish fight. Knock the WASPs out out Mass. or the Frog-Canucks and you got my attention; otherwise, not so much.
When I first landed in California, I was not sure about how to pronounce “Vallejo” or “La Jolla” or other words that I cannot remember right now. Back then it really bothered me to risk a bad pronunciation. Now I am oldish and I realize that life is too short, so I just point and ask “How do ya say that?” followed by “What? Speak up, sonny!” if I’m uncertain.
Okay, so, yes, good night, the rest of the road to 200 is out of my jurisdiction as of three, two, one….
@Omnes Omnibus: Fair nuff. I’m with Larkspur. Done. Cats vs. Dogs? Maybe? 200 is right around the corner.
@Waynski: Bed soon. Sorry.
@Omnes Omnibus: Bon soir, mon amis.
Late shift checking in very late. Drinking a Yuengling Lager, from my brother’s miscellaneous collection of what he jokingly calls “artisanal beers.” Hell, he may be serious. He is a wine guy. My other choices of what was cold in the refrigerator were Corona and Michelob Ultra. I think he just collects stuff that people bring for parties and leave behind.
Didn’t get off work until 11:15, thanks to the slowest of our store’s managers. But I am dogsitting this weekend, so I have the use of the bro-man’s Mini Cooper while he and his partner are out of town. Yee-haw! Gave a coworker a ride home, saving her an hour of bus transit and walking time, then came over to hang with the dogs: an exuberant two-year-old rescue greyhound and an ancient Italian greyhound, increasingly crotchety but still remarkably perky.
I’m doing that night-owl thing, catching up on the Balloon Juice threads and thinking about something big or complicated to cook this weekend. Maybe chili, with some exotic twist. The weather is perfect for it.
Raven (formerly stuckinred)
Say Goodbye to the King of the Cowboys
I used to watch you
When I was little
The games I played
I learned from you
I kept dreaming
You kept playing
When I woke you were 62