New Release Tuesday – August 8

Tuesdays bring the release of new books and movies to keep us all occupied. Let’s take a look at what’s now available for our consumer entertainment!

New Digital Releases

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Out digitally two weeks before it hits Blu-Ray, you can watch the Guardians fight to keep their new team together as they try to figure out who Peter Quill’s father is.

New on DVD/Blu-Ray

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Guy Ritchie’s telling of the legend of Excalibur, starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law.

Kung Fu Yoga – A Chinese archaeologist and an Indian professor team up to find hidden treasure. Starring Jackie Chan and Disha Patani.

New Books

America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside “The Greatest Country in the World” by Corey Taylor – The lead singer of Slipknot examines the way America sees itself, specifically with regard to the propaganda surrounding America’s origins. 

Missileman: The Secret Life of Cold War Engineer Wallace Clauson by John Clauson – John Clauson grew up believing he was the son of an IBM salesman. Only decades later, while in his mid-30s, did John finally learn the truth from his father as he was dying of cancer. For over forty years, being an IBM salesman was just a cover. Wallace’s real job was with IBM s covert Federal Systems Group where, as a mathematical and mechanical savant, he took his orders from the Department of Defense. 

Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary by Walter Stahr – The story of Abraham Lincoln’s indispensable Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, the man the president entrusted with raising the army that preserved the Union.

The Arena: Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport by Rafi Kohan – Sportswriter Rafi Kohan crisscrosses the country, journeying from one beloved monument to the next. As he finagles access to the unexpected corners and hidden corridors of our most frequented fields, he discovers just what makes them tick―and what keeps us coming back time and time again.

  • Foist!

  • ProjectBlue

    Yay Guardians. Boo having to work.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Watching the youngling until noon while the wife goes to the doctor.

    • The FerrarWee has an appointment with a pediatric cardiologist this morning – here’s hoping everything is OK.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        We here in the Southern Geekery will be thinking good thoughts.

        • I’m sure everything is fine. Our doc saw a little blue tint on her lip a couple of weeks ago and wanted to make sure there weren’t any problems.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            I’m sure she’s fine.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    I enjoy the combination of tags in today’s post. “Abraham Lincoln, Jackie Chan, Slipknot, King Arthur”.

  • The Polish Hammer

    GotG2 is out on digital already? Summer’s not even over. What ever happened to the tried and true schedule of releasing a blockbuster during the summer, then putting it out on DVD/Blu-ray in time for Christmas?

    • That should be when they release the special 2-pack steelcase edition of both movies.

    • Facts

      We live in the time of Piracy and impatient culture.

  • Facts

    Oh nice! Since I preordered Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, I get one month free subscription to Marvel Unlimited.

  • The Polish Hammer

    I have an office toy on my desk that has sand in different colors between two panes of glass and when you flip it over the sand runs down like an hourglass to make different patterns. I like the pattern it made today. Looks like a mountain range on my desk.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/482526f4c566d659346115d8305451efaebeb791c995cef81250e7e8d8f23de1.jpg

    • Marv

      I had tons of these when I was a boy, I was always fascinated with them

    • I used to have these. They were ok.

  • The Polish Hammer

    Did anyone see that King Arthur movie? If so, can you please explain why he’s wearing a leather bomber jacket in the trailer?

    • Facts

      I watched it. It was different.

    • I think Money said he watched it last week? I know someone was talking about it here.

      And I assume the answer is “Because Guy Ritchie”

  • Time to go get the car so we can take the kid to the doctor. It’s nice that I’m getting a little extra time with the wife this morning anyway.

  • Diddly

    Good morning!

  • Mikey

    How we feeling?

  • Marv
  • Now I’m waiting for the wife to bring the baby down to the car. We’re gonna be late to this appointment.

    • Marv

      You have to park it far away from the apartment I guess?

      • Two longish blocks up, two short blocks over last night. It’s usually a little closer.

        • Marv

          Boo I was just going to park on that sidewalk

  • Marv

    I know today is going to be fun because we’re already watching this and having a dance party and it’s not even 7:00 a.m.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/32ce77611583881c4c40c866ee404bc2467f5ef91df960edca4af62eb34b0df3.gif

    • The Professor

      born to hand jive

  • Brian_Bayless

    Good morning

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Peppaaaaa 🐖.

    • Marv

      I can’t watch it Peppa’s face freaks me the fuck out, she’s got eyes on her nose

      • Matt_InGeeked

        I like when they use very British words and phrases.

        “Oh, you cheeky rainbow!”

    • We never really watched much of that.

  • Mikey

    I may finally go see Dunkirk tonight.

    • Marv

      It’s good. Not as good as I was hoping for but still worth seeing.

      • Mikey

        I figured it’s only like two hours right? It’s something to do on a Tuesday.

        • Marv

          Yeah like 100 minutes it goes by really quick.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Spoiler: It’s long, beautiful, and void of emotionally deep characters.

      Note: I haven’t seen it.

      • Marv

        And yet that is absolutely the perfect review lol

        • Matt_InGeeked

          Well, its Nolan, so it was an educated guess.

          • The Professor

            fun fact: it’s his shortest film

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder
    • Marv

      Its a lot more exciting to do it when someone is spitting in your eye.

    • The Silver Fox

      I was never any good at pull-ups, 3 or 4 was the best I was able to do in high school.

      • Diddly

        I did the bare minimum to get the lowest medal in the Presidential Fitness Challenge, which I believe was 2. And that was counting the initial jump up onto the bar!

        • The Silver Fox

          I don’t think I did anything above average on any of those tests (pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, 1 mile walk and I forget what else there was).

  • Brian_Bayless

    Time to get a coffee.

  • Marv
  • Baby EKG is not baby approved

  • That nurse seemed confused why a baby would be upset at having stickers put on her with wires. She actually threw her hands up in frustration.

    She’s pregnant, though, so I think that means I’m not allowed to punch her.

    • The Polish Hammer

      Just give her a good shake.

      Pregnant women love milkshakes.

    • Marv

      She’s destined to be a great mom obviously.

    • The doctor is much better.

  • Marv

    Alright time to catch up with national politics via clips from last night’s Colbert.

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

    I’m having probiotic yoghurt right now and it doesn’t taste any different from regular yoghurt.

    • The Polish Hammer

      You might notice the difference in about half an hour.
      I tried eating Activia and that stuff sent me running to the bathroom better than any laxative.

  • Diddly

    I bought some Cap’n Crunch Oops! All Berries cereal last week. Remember that weird color swirl bread they sold in the 90s? Well, this batch of cereal makes your poop look like that bread.

    • Marv

      I bought a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch a few weeks ago and it was kind of a piece of heaven in a bowl.

  • Mikey

    Went from a pack a day and down to around 5 a day. I figured there’s no point in fully quitting with NYC in a week and a half.

    • Marv

      There really isn’t, I will gladly drag you back down to hell anyway.

      • I will be smoking cigars instead.

        • Marv

          That’s fucking dope.

          • No, not with dope. Just nicotine.

          • Marv

            Dwayne and I will smoke all the dope, don’t worry. I’m bringing him a special gift.

      • Mikey

        Nope, I was going to add you’re a majority of the reason why it wouldn’t happen LOL.

        • Marv

          I’m totally in the same bullshit excuse mode “Well garsh I can’t quit again I’ll just smoke in a week anyway so I might as well just keep on smoking yep yep yep yep yep”

    • Switching to roll-ups is a good way to cut down.

  • WorldWide Duck

    Guardians 2 was kind of a letdown all things considered. Same kind of going through the motions that Avengers 2 did.

    • I didn’t mind Avengers 2. Didn’t get the dislike at all. It wasn’t one of the strongest in the MCU but still plenty of fun and Ultron was rad.

    • Marv

      I’m going to watch it at noon and be super annoyed.

    • Tranquilo Baby Tranquilo

      Its just too dreary.

  • “She is a perfect baby.”

    Thanks, doc, we knew that.

  • Marv

    I wonder if that book The Arena covers ballparks at all, from all the reviews I’m seeing it seems to only talk about football stadiums. Boo.

  • :: leans back in rocking chair, hooks thumbs in suspenders ::

    I don’t know how you younguns can afford to smoke these days. Why, back when I started, CARTONS of generic cigarettes were $4.50 at Price Club. Costco bought the Price Club, and of course, Costco don’t even sell smokes no more. Now a single pack is what, $8 or more? Sheeeiiit. Never mind mah fuckin’ health. I don’t need that kinda damage to mah wallet.

    :: rocks contentedly ::

    • Mikey

      Like $6-7 a pack but yeah, it’s fucking absurd.

      • I think it depends on where you are. Tell me how much they are in NYC next week.

    • I believe that a carton starts at 100 dollars here.

    • Marv

      $10 a pack here, smoke a pack a day lol

      • Christ. Even my ice cream habit at its peak didn’t cost that much.

        • Marv

          Between cigarettes, alcohol and sushi I spend way too goddamn much on my vices for sure.

  • Facts

    I wonder if this Marvel Unlimited is any good?

    20,000+ digital comics?

    We shall see.

  • Now I legit want a rocking chair.

    • Facts

      Wittle one together.

      • Yeah…that’s not gonna happen. Nor should it.

        • Facts

          ….go buy one?

          • Maybe. But it’s not like I’m gonna sit outside in it, nor do I see the point of having it inside. So, I’m guessing this momentary urge will pass, and be unfulfilled.

          • Facts

            I would put a rocking chair on my back porch to read during storms.

          • Why would you sit outside during a storm? Or is it an enclosed porch?

          • Facts

            Yes

    • I want a lazy boy. I’ve had them in the past and it’s time to get another.

  • Devin Harris

    Two more days of lunch workouts left. Hopefully, this one will be hot take free

  • Facts

    I really need a nap and for the first time I think in forever I didn’t read Bayless’ Raw Rundown.

    • Diddly

      So you won’t know how shitty Shitty Raw was? 🙁

      • Facts

        Nope.

    • are these events connected?

      • Facts

        Possibly

  • Diddly

    Rental car booked for my LA trip! Now all I have to do is wait for September 1!

    • The Professor

      why you coming to la?

      • Diddly

        Going to the Texas A&M vs UCLA game

        • The Professor

          go bruins

  • Marv

    I decided last night I’m going to skip Camden Yards and drive through the night from NYC to Columbia SC just to see an eclipse for 2.5 minutes lol

    • chicagodem79

      Haha, Live PD is in Columbia, SC, better watch out there or you might be on TV!

      • Marv

        I just have to get within 25 miles or so, the path of totality is pretty big. There are going to be millions of people there probably.

        • chicagodem79

          Yeah, I’ve been thinking about driving (despite the NAACP’s warning lol) to Missouri to check it out there, apparently one of the best spots to view is central MO, not sure if I’ll be able to get off work for that though.

          • Marv

            I’m going to try going down I-95 I guess, it’s an 11 hour drive and I’ve got a 14 hour window so it will be super close. I’ll leave at midnight though so the whole northeast area from NYC past DC should all be in the middle of the night I’m hoping that will mean little traffic.

  • Once you get bored of rocking (after about 90 seconds) rocking chairs are actually more annoying than anything.

    • I don’t care for them.

    • Marv

      Yeah rockers are bullshit. A porch swing though, now that is some chilling.

  • Marv

    Stuff that will always be funny no matter how many times I hear it: Biggie Smalls talking about getting caught fucking a girl that had a boyfriend and when the boyfriend comes home instead of having the conversation he just pretends he’s robbing the place lmao

  • Facts

    I don’t know what Marvel comics to read. I was always more of a DC guy. I would be all over Batman comics right now.

  • Facts

    I will probably go with The Punisher comics. I like that character.

    • Marv

      I think Art’s been reading a lot of that? Someone was saying they were I forget who

      • Facts

        Rudo?

        • Marv

          Yes!

  • The Professor

    I always find the east coast a bit weird in that so many major exciting cities are near each other.

    When I was driving to/from sacramento on the 5/99, I could have stopped in modesto or fresno or bakersfield or even mcfarland usa. Nothing that exciting

    Taking the 101 is different because santa barbara, monterrey, san jose, and san francisco/oakland are all on the route.

    • Marv

      Dude I’m looking at maps from NYC to Columbia SC right now and I’m like…well boo I’m going to blow past a LOT of cool cities. The idea of distance is VERY different for us westcoasters. People over there bitch about a three hour drive from NY to Philly. I can’t get out of my state in three hours lol

      • The Professor

        Yeah I drove 6 hours (not including stops on sunday) and never left the state

        • Marv

          The weirdest part of my drive is going to be Montana. I’m going to be driving across that state for a day and a half haha

          • chicagodem79

            As a person who likes to drive, Montana (outside of the nice scenery) seems dreadful.

          • Marv

            The only nice part will be that the speed limit is 80.

        • Diddly

          That’s how Texas is, although it’s cool that we have mountains and desert in the west and then go to forests and swamps in the east

          • chicagodem79

            If you’re driving from Chicago to Memphis using I-57, you are in Illinois for over 360 miles, Illinois is a lot bigger than people think from north to south.

          • The Silver Fox

            It’s like driving east to west across North Carolina. Nags Head to Murphy, NC is over 550 miles.

          • Marv

            Yeah Texas is not a place to be fucked with it can take like two full days to get across that damn state

          • Facts

            ……….yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees.

          • Diddly

            It’s only 4 hours to get to Oklahoma, but who wants to go there?

          • The Professor

            yeah I don’t mess with texas

    • In Ontario we’ve basically got five cities (there are a few others that all sort of blend into Toronto.)

      Ontario is bigger than a lot of countries, so it’s a bit sparse.

      • I guess you could bring it up to 7 or 8 if you count a couple of northern shit holes that happen to have a hundred thousand or so people.

  • The Professor

    The ringer got rid of its comment section

    booooooooo

    • chicagodem79

      Aren’t they migrating to a new platform or something soon? I think I read an article about that not that long ago.

      • The Professor

        yeah voxmedia

        I was never a big fan of medium, but at least it was something.
        1/2 the time the comments point out something stupid in the article or points out something the writer never even considered

        • chicagodem79

          It’s funny, as much as we bitch about Disqus, it really is the best commenting platform I’ve seen on the internet IMO….especially if you choose not to have a Facebook profile.

          • Marv

            I don’t seem to have many problems at all with disqus. I think we were just at a place with a lot of bitching in general lol

          • It gets bunged every once in a while, but agreed that it’s the best out there that I’ve seen.

    • Devin Harris

      Did Simmons have commenting on his articles? He was smart enough to not allow it on Grantland

  • The Professor

    The Loot Train Attack. That’s what the battle last sunday was called

    that is so so so bad

    • Marv

      The what?

      • The Professor

        on game of thrones.

        That’s what the show writers are calling it

    • ProjectBlue

      Should have such with field of fire

    • chicagodem79

      I knew he wouldn’t stay permanently retired.

    • Marv

      iiiiiiiinteresting

    • I will definitely check that out.

  • Mikey

    @disqus_KRnknhYmrt:disqus I’m buying my cigs in Cleveland and bringing them to NYC. Won’t be spending an extra four dollars there per pack.

    • Marv

      Yep I’ll be hitting the reservation outside of Spokane and getting those bitches for like $2.50 a pack lol

      • Mikey

        2.50?!?

        • Marv

          Most reservations have no federal or state tax on any of that stuff. They’re cheap as hell.

          • Mikey

            That’s fantastic.

          • Marv

            Yeah you just have to be willing to drive into an area of land as big as like Maryland that is full of nothing but people we keep poor and methed out and drunk on purpose. But I mean just want cheap cigs so whatever.

      • I think my mom does mail order from a res, or at least she used to.

    • Good idea.

  • Marv

    That Letterman announcement has me jazzed. I wonder who he’ll get. Imagine he gets Obama or something, Netflix would explode.

    • He’s David Letterman. Barring legitimate scheduling issues he’ll get anyone.

      • The Professor

        leno would make a good interview

        • Marv

          Oh fuck that would be unbelievable. Six episodes makes it seem like they will only go for the absolute top tier guests

    • I hope he still looks like a mountain man.

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder
  • The Professor

    UGA professor update:
    “The University of Georgia has made Professor Richard Watson remove a “stress reduction policy” from two of his course syllabi after facing national backlash for the practice.

    As Campus Reform reported Monday, Watson had adopted a policy that would allow students who felt “unduly stressed by a grade for any assessable material or the overall course” to “email the instructor indicating what grade [they] think is appropriate, and it will be so changed” with “no explanation” required.”

    • Marv

      So that went well.

      • Diddly

        We should implement that grading system here, but for upvotes. TatR could overtake us all solely on appeals!

    • ProjectBlue

      Ha

  • Facts
  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

    ” “The Spoils of War” original airing was seen by 10.17 million viewers, just breaking the previous record set at 10.11 by the season’s premiere. “

    • ProjectBlue

      So good

  • Devin Harris

    The land grading is going to set me back 10K. That’s not a wonderful feeling.

    • My new roof will be about 15k. More when I factor in having to remove trees and take care of some landscaping.

      Ah, the joys of home ownersh…er….holding a mortgage.

      • Mikey

        Do you have equity in your house to do a HELOC?

      • Devin Harris

        Insurance won’t cover the roof?

        • Nope. Was “normal wear and tear” along with “rodent damage.” Not like a fucking tree went through it.

    • Facts

      How much will your overall costs be?

      • Devin Harris

        I’m hoping to get the entire thing done for under 40 grand

  • The Polish Hammer
    • Who the fuck makes these days up? You know what? Fuck it. Tomorrow is my bday, so it’s GIVE HOSS ALL YOUR FUCKING ICE CREAM OR I’LL KILL YOU day.

      For realsies.

  • Alright, finally back home, baby’s asleep. Gonna sit and watch some Preacher. I’m two episodes behind now.

  • Facts

    Watching the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and a younger Kurt Russell is going to Dairy Queen?

    • Diddly

      DQ! That’s what I like about Texas!

    • and WTF is wrong with that????

      • Facts

        They used CGI and it looks good.

        • DQ ALWAYS looks good.

          Well, some are better than others, but still. They aren’t exactly the model of consistency.

          • Diddly

            Their food is a lot better than most but holy hell does it give you the runs

          • Never had the runs from them, but their food isn’t the same location to location. The one nearest my home is average at best, but the one in Verona, WI – sort of on my drive home – is always quite good.

  • Tranquilo Baby Tranquilo

    These late 80s Batman issues are a lot more violent than I remember.

  • The Professor

    The BoD just went off the rails talking about SJW and should you marry your own race

    • I think it’s time to quarantine that place, no?

      • I haven’t even looked at threads since maybe a couple of days after I started coming here. I’ll check the Bayless’ daily news, but that’s it. Don’t really care about the recaps. I’m still just skimming shows via Hulu and watching PPVs.

    • The Polish Hammer

      Would you like to borrow the ten-foot pole with which I’m not touching that?

    • WorldWide Duck

      It was a funny debate.

    • SJW?

      • Facts

        Social Justice Warrior.

      • Mikey

        Kid tried to say that Social Justice Warriors hate people marrying from different races. I’d think that if you were about social justice, you wouldn’t be angry about that. It hurt my head/

        • The Professor

          same

        • Doesn’t this just depend on the per-

          Wait. Nope. NM.

          :: moonwalks away from topic ::

        • WorldWide Duck

          90% of the debate was like “you have this backwards.”

          • Marv

            It might be time to stop giving him the benefit of the doubt because he’s not American and just admit that guy is dumb as fuck lol

          • Marv

            Oh shit, I shouldn’t have said that now he’ll definitely kill himself. It is a Tuesday after all.

          • I think his fellow Brazilians mostly shun him for this reason which is why he spends so much time yelling at the BoD.

          • Marv

            I would guess that I’ve had fewer interactions with him than anyone there. I just kind of avoided him from the beginning. Partly because he was always wacky suicidal guy but also just because who wants to argue with that.

          • I’ve adopted a policy for a while of avoiding interacting with him, because interacting with him would mean yelling at him for his awful hot takes, and yelling at him might mean he tries to hang himself or something and that’s not a thing I want on my conscience.

          • I spent months steering clear of him because I didn’t want to say something that might… trigger him to do something bad. Then I stopped caring about it.

        • Kid doesn’t understand the differences between SJWs in Brazil and SJWs here?

    • Marv

      Sounds suitably awful.

      • Surprised you’re not in it hip deep.

        • Marv

          I’ve never given a shit about the politics over there. I’m smart enough not to wade into the hot takes between bar bouncers and Walmart greeters

          • You’re a shit stirrer regardless of topic. or at least that’s partly how I see you.

          • Marv

            I’m sure I’ve done it with politics before but generally I steer clear on that one. Too easy and it’s too annoying.

    • :: interwebs ::

      NM. Got it.

    • Facts

      See. This is why I stepped away.

  • Between the construction going on next door and the assholes downstairs forgetting their keys, locking themselves out and ringing my bell – nevermind the fact that if I did that to them they’d bitch at me for it – I hope my kid manages to stay asleep for a bit.

    • Marv

      Seriously based on my experience, your experience now and the experience of a number of people I know…I’m pretty sure cities keep track of new births and then do construction around their homes on purpose.

      • Three weeks ago, the owner of the house next door said they would be doing construction for a week. Then I was outside with the kid and saw inside – completely gutted. Dinah is SOOO pissed at the guy. “Why would he say it would only take a week?!?”

  • Marv

    I was going to watch GotG2 but frankly I just don’t want to waste the money renting it lol

    • I expect I’ll check it out at some point, but I didn’t care much for the first one so I’m not in any hurry.

    • Mikey

      Have you seen it at all yet?

      • Marv

        Nope. I got a rundown from Art that sounded like some of the worst stuff I’d ever heard though.

        I was planning on just goofing on it but I don’t think I want to bother.

        • Mikey

          It wasn’t very good and I liked the first one. The ending was touching, I guess.

    • WorldWide Duck

      The goofy character stuff is still there and good, but they forgot to write a plot.

      • The Professor

        First movie was a 9.5. This one is just a 7. Still good, but not great

      • Marv

        Yeah I don’t like any of those characters except Batista really so that’s not a selling point. I’ll pass.

        • Diddly

          He has one good scene in this one

  • Facts

    I started to watch Doctor Strange last night then Netflix went haywire and now I don’t know if I should finish it.

    • Eh. Flick was ok. The ending was interesting. Kinda cool, I think.

      • Mikey

        That’s what I thought too. I was good with it. Was happy I saw it but wasn’t amazed either.

    • Mikey

      It was alright.

    • Tranquilo Baby Tranquilo

      Its pretty by the numbers. Definitely a lesser marvel.

    • Take Iron Man. Make it mystical. There.

      • The Professor

        pretty much this

  • Marv

    Mount Rushmore is on my Mount Rushmore of Monuments I’ll Be Seeing Next Week

  • Marv

    I still have a bunch of old 1940s Batman shorts I need to watch. They’re all super racist it’s hilarious.

  • Wait… is that hammering coming from the OTHER side of the apartment? OH WHAT THE FUCK?!?!

    Well, at least that’s on the opposite side of the baby’s room…

    • WorldWide Duck

      Hammers are fun.

      • I’d like to hammer all of them in the head.

        I need Hoss here to inflict violence upon their beings.

    • Tranquilo Baby Tranquilo

      Stop! Hammer time.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Yar.

  • The Professor

    One thing I liked about the recent spiderman is that there was no backstory to before he was spiderman. Bam he’s spiderman now lets move on. Same with the villain almost. Show 2 scenes about why he is doing this this and about what life was like before.

    • I am so sick of origin stories.

      • The Professor

        for some, it makes sense.
        Example: wonder woman and ant-man

        • Sure, but we never need another origin movie for Batman, Superman, Spider-man or The Hulk ever again.

          • The Professor

            for all the crap BvS gets, I am glad we didn’t have 30 minutes of pre-batman times

    • FriendshipIsTheBest!

      I liked that too! It also made The Incredible Hulk, which also doesn’t have an origin story, not so much of an outlier in the MCU!

  • The Professor

    Another record was broken in “The Spoils of War”: the most people on fire in one episode. “In one battle scene we set more stuntmen on fire than have ever been simultaneously set on fire,” showrunner David Benioff said about the scene in June. There were “73 fire burns,” according to stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam, who boasted, “No film or television show has ever done that in a whole show, let alone in one sequence. We also set 20 people on fire at one time, which is also a record.”

    • Marv

      That fight ruled so goddamn hard

  • The Professor

    Every now and again, an application comes out of nowhere and gets everyone talking. The new flavor of the week? Sarahah, an anonymous messaging app on iOS and Android.

    Sarahah allows users to leave anonymous messages on other users’ profiles. Once a user registers for an account, they can share their profile link with friends (or post it publicly), and anyone with this link can share messages to their profile. The app doesn’t allow users to reply to messages, nor can they see who a message is from, unless the sender includes their name in the message. Users also have the option to only receive messages from other registered users.

    This wont be bad in any way

    • DAJackson7

      Ive been wondering why anyone would subject themselves to that

  • Facts

    Watching The Spoils of War battle scene. Oh my.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Hey now, hey now, don’t dreeeeeeam it’s over.

    I spent all morning with a 2 year old and now I’m at work. So yeah.

  • TatR!

    Didn’t really enjoy my first day in my new office. Desk is AWFUL, literally staring at the wall with my back to the whole room. Predecessor makes it sound like almost my entire day will just be arranging meetings for other people, and th most entry level boring admin stuff. Feeling a bit meh this evening.

    • WorldWide Duck

      You should make work.interesting by wearing a variety of colorful ties that provoke conversations

      • TatR!

        Nobody would see them as I’m facing the wall. Maybe I could have people draw dicks on my back.

        • Marv

          The cool thing though is you’d probably never got caught if you just put a crash test dummy in your chair. They’d just see the back of your head and be like “Oh yes, Tatr’s here working as hard as usual” and meanwhile you’re at the bar.

        • WorldWide Duck

          Regale your coworkers with some jokes to create a festive atmosphere.

          Keep a stuffed pineapple on your desk to let people know that the guy who sits there is one funny bugger!

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Your job sucks.

          • Marv

            Knowing that Duck works with a lot of these guys explains why he is the way he is

            https://media.giphy.com/media/99EzhyER04v5e/giphy.gif

          • Rowlf

            Those poor guys, they always got so excited to have Ben working for them, and every time they ended up disappointed.

          • Marv

            You can account on us! Hopefully it won’t be too taxing!

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Calc-u-later!

    • Marv

      Well that’s no good.

      • TatR!

        I knew I was getting a job at a lower level (though the same salary which is good) but I just felt a bit depressed today. Money is still good but the actual level of work affected me a bit more today than I thought it would. And that desk I can’t even. I can’t possilbly relax in that location

        • Marv

          Well, the desk will have to be sorted but honestly doing something that is mindless for the next year or two isn’t the worst idea. You’re gonna be tired anyway.

          • TatR!

            I guess.

          • Marv

            Drink a whole bottle of wine you’ll feel better pal

          • Matt_InGeeked

            He’s right. You have more important shit to worry about here in a bit.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      I had the same issue here. I do a lot of meaningless unfulfilling things that I never had to do at the previous job. That’s why I don’t try that hard here like I did at the old one.

  • WorldWide Duck

    I’ve been slowly growing a mullet to annoy Lady Duck.

    • Marv

      I can’t wait for fall so I can start regrowing a beard to bother Edna. It’s just so fun. It’s like putting a penny in the 5-gallon troll bucket every single day and then like six months later you get to cash it all in.

      • WorldWide Duck

        I’m considering growing a moustache with mine.

    • DAJackson7

      Excellent idea

  • Mr. Money On The Table
    • Marv

      What are his stats lol

      • Matt_InGeeked

        On Field Percentage with the Ladies: .989

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        There are none. It’s just an Empire Strikes Back trivia question. Its from the Empire Strikes Back set.

      • Miko363

        Deal negotiation skills: -2.86 WAR

  • WorldWide Duck

    Do baseball cards have different stats on them now then when we were chikdren?

    • Marv

      • WorldWide Duck

        Like is WAR on them now? And OPS+?

        • Marv

          Oh I have no idea. I go to 30 baseball games a year and have no idea what those things are.

  • Brian_Bayless
    • Marv

      IS THERE ANYTHING THIS DINOSAUR CAN’T DO?!

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Next up, a presidential run.

        • Marv

          I would canvas for that campaign, absolutely.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Pictured: The Official Sport of Denmark.

  • WorldWide Duck

    I like having two monitors at work.

    • DAJackson7

      Three is ideal….one for email, one to do work, one for the Geekery

  • What’s Up Geeks?
    anyway ..been busy at work but HOLY CRAP Mother! looks year’s best contender worthy based on the trailer

    • Marv

      Lawd I like Michelle Pfeiffer

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Javier Bardem has gotta be like 30 years older than J-Law.
      Hollywood, folks.

  • I found the ultimate T-rex gif, but there’s a 5MB limit on images. Perhaps a simple link will work.
    https://media.giphy.com/media/l4HnWghUeYLTHGr9C/giphy.gif

    • DAJackson7

      That should have been the premise of Jurassic world!

    • WorldWide Duck

      I follow T Rex Tuesday’s on Instagram.

  • Diddly

    Missed a Zapdos at lunch in Pokemon Go! It’s the last legendary bird released but I have a few more days!

  • Brian_Bayless
  • Brian_Bayless
  • WorldWide Duck

    When at another site I’ve noticed that I’ve unintentionally blocked a lot of folks who start posting around 12 EST.

    My feed looks a lot like i would imagine Bruce Chungs does at the moment.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      I have no one blocked on disqus.

      • WorldWide Duck

        🤡🍓

        • Matt_InGeeked

          I don’t get it. I see a square and a fruit?

      • Sometimes it’s needed

        • Matt_InGeeked

          I guess.

      • Miko363

        I’ve thought about it but then usually just sign off for a bit instead.

      • Never done it.

    • Tranquilo Baby Tranquilo

      Name names.

      • WorldWide Duck

        At the moment, Wavy Boy, WitW, Bonzai, Rick Ross, Jackson Smith and Vintage.

        I’m assuming there is a giant argument about Vince Russo right now.

        • Mikey

          Why Bonzai?

          • WorldWide Duck

            It’s either “Roman is the worst” or “Trump is the worst” depending on the day and frankly it’s exhausting sometimes. I clear my blocks every week.

        • Tranquilo Baby Tranquilo

          Those are some blockable names right there. I currently have two of them on my list. Three more are nearing the line though.

        • Bonsai and Wavy I get, what’d the other guys do?

      • FriendshipIsTheBest!

        Friends don’t block each other, guys! Friends can agree to disagree and they also forgive one another’s shortcomings!!!

    • Mikey

      Who do you have blocked?

  • WorldWide Duck

    Knock knock.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Who’s there?

      • WorldWide Duck

        I love.

        • Matt_InGeeked

          I love who?

          • WorldWide Duck
          • FriendshipIsTheBest!

            I got one!!! Knock knock…

          • WorldWide Duck

            Who’s tnere?

          • FriendshipIsTheBest!

            Friendship!

          • WorldWide Duck

            Friendship who?

          • FriendshipIsTheBest!

            Friendship is the best!!!!

          • WorldWide Duck

            This is a good joke.

  • Brian_Bayless
  • The Silver Fox

  • Miko363

    Wow, the other site has gone to complete and utter shit on mobile as of late.

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!
  • Tranquilo Baby Tranquilo

    I’m sorry but when you pretend Chris Claremont wasn’t the one that made X-Men a thing, you aren’t going to get credit for anything else.

    • WorldWide Duck

      That reminds me, I need to pick up the third Omnibus sometime.

      • Tranquilo Baby Tranquilo

        The only omnibuses I have are the first 2 FFs. I have all the old X-Men in Essentials.

      • Dwayne

        I have all of those on a disc. I have the New Teen Titans Omnibus from the 80s run and it’s fantastic.

        • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

          The New Teen Titans was soooo good!

          • Dwayne

            One of my favorite old school series.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      You’ve really been stuck on this for awhile.

      • Tranquilo Baby Tranquilo

        Its like claiming the sun is shining at night!

        • Matt_InGeeked

          Alright.

  • WorldWide Duck

    Nightcrawler in another X-Men movie could lead to fun image inducer gags and cameos.

    Like he could just go out on the town with the rest of the X-men, except looking like Ryan Reynolds or Robert Downey Jr.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    I don’t even know who Chris Claremont is.

    I know Geoff Johns. Now he’s a guy I know. Probably better than Chris Claremont too!

    Oh, and Judd Winick! He was on the Real World!

    • WorldWide Duck

      Claremont wrote all the 70s/80s X-men. Super long winded, but it’s the 70s y’know?

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Ah.

    • WorldWide Duck

      I like Geoff Johns!

    • chicagodem79

      Claremont is a street in Chicago…..that’s all I got.

  • Devin Harris

    I made an oatmeal cookie fruit pizza last night. It’s not too bad

  • Matt_InGeeked

    I’ve been here 120 minutes and it feels like 3 weeks.

  • ok think i’m settled in for normal work now …IE NJPW and talking on here

  • Before yesterday if you’d asked me how many gifs there were of a guy in a trex costume performing athletic feats, I would have said maybe 5-7 tops.

    But nope.

    • Marv

      Heroes are always out there whether we recognize them or not.

  • Facts

    Watching Guardians 2 on my lunch break. It’s been alright so far.

  • I had to walk over to my butcher on lunch and complain that he sold me bad wings on Friday. First time ever in 10 years going there, so not a huge deal. I definitely wanted more wings though.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Did he apologize for his shitty wings?

      • Yeah.

        • Matt_InGeeked

          Good. Did he slap himself in the face?

          • No, he didn’t do that.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Well, he should have.

            Right in the face.

          • He gave me some pepperoni

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Should have thrown in some Salami.

          • I got free, cured tube meat of some sort, I was happy.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            “of some sort” scares me a bit, but it’ll work.

          • Hmm. Confident enough in your masculinity to watch the Weeping Vagina Chronicles, but scared of the idea of taking a nice thick tasty tubesteak in your mouth..

            You’re an enigma Matt, an enigma.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            That I am.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    This idiot is going to get us blown up.

    • Facts

      *puts away nuclear bomb*

      Hmm?

    • WorldWide Duck

      That’s giving Mahn’s butcher a little too much credit

    • chicagodem79

      The only reason I have hope is that I know China doesn’t want devastating nuclear war fucking up the world economy. They have the most to lose, so ultimately I think they will crack down….but I could be wrong too lol.

    • Marv

      Does Kim Jong-un even have twitter?

      • Matt_InGeeked

        He has CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. They have daily Twitter rundowns.

        • Marv

          I don’t think we’re really in any danger honestly. The Kims have never been big thinkers. They really just want to reunify with the south, the nukes are more a deterrent for us to back off from our obligation to South Korea to guarantee their independence.

          • WorldWide Duck

            It would be funny if they nuked Alaska because it was the only thing they could reach.

          • They know full well that if things ever blew up, they’d get wiped out in the long haul. They’re not the slightest bit eager to nuke anyone.

            Their goal is preserve their regime and having, but not using nukes works towards that goal. Using them works against it.

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            I agree with all of this. Plus, China doesn’t mind the saber rattling, but it would never let it’s two biggest debtors fight each other.

        • WorldWide Duck

          Lol like they have cable in Korea.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            They at least have internet.

          • Not really

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Yes, they do.

          • Marv

            They have a tremendous reputation for hacking and cyberattacks.

          • The government has internet. The average North Korean has definitely never been online.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            WELL…WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE KIMS HAVING INTERNET, DICK CHEESE.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            So many caps.

          • Oh sorry, I misunderstood.

            Assburger.

          • Marv

            This is a slightly more forceful reply lol

          • Matt_InGeeked

            lol

          • Marv

            Oh definitely but we were talking about Kim having cable, not his people. His people are fucked but he’s watching all this stuff.

          • WorldWide Duck

            They haven’t invented that yet.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            …..

  • Mikey

    I’m thinking Starbucks in an hour!

  • Devin Harris

    Guess I picked the right time to start scratching things off the bucket list.

  • Dwayne

    I got some sushi from the deli. The most average sushi i’ve had but 10 salmon rolls for 9.95 is a good price.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      I would kill for sushi. But I can’t eat it for awhile.

  • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

    Kung Fu Yoga looks *amazing*!!! Definitely watching that!!!

  • Devin Harris
    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      We deserve to be nuked.

    • Marv

      Jesus is there anywhere Flair hasn’t been? It’s a shame his memory is pudding.

  • WorldWide Duck

    What’s your favorite deli meat?

    I’ve been known to enjoy a big hunk of salami from time to time.

    • Marv

      Turkey all day.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Yeah you do.

    • Sun dried tomato basil turkey breast, or rosemary smoked pork loin.

    • Dwayne

      Pastrami and Turkey is 2nd

    • The Silver Fox

      Salami or pastrami

  • Most North Koreans have never had deli meat either.

  • Marv

    I want lunch this turd needs to wake up. A sloppy turkey sandwich sounds so good.

    • I like tidy sandwiches..

      • Marv

        This place near the park makes these cheesy turkey messes that are just unbelievable. And their fries are awesome too.

  • WorldWide Duck

    I liked the Office bit where Michael tries to order the 18 foot sub. They tell him no, so he orders 18 footlong subs…. all containing bologna, tomato & catsup.

  • Marv

    So Darlene’s kid is going to be gender fluid on the new Roseanne show. This should go well.

    • WorldWide Duck

      Im sure all criticism will be responsed to in an even tempered manner that will in no way pour gasoline on flames.

      • Marv

        Keep in mind Roseanne is a Trump supporter now lol, this should go well

        • WorldWide Duck

          Wow. I had her pegged as the exact same discourse style but on the blue side.

          This is going to go even worse than described!

    • Dwayne

      They really have to bring that show back? Damn

      • Marv

        It wasn’t even good for the last half of it’s run back then! Just leave it alone.

    • Diddly

      LOL it’ll probably be like that Disney Channel show that had an episode with a kid with two moms but wound up being a 30 second cameo of two women dropping off the kid at school

      All the outrage over fucking nothing

      • Marv

        I doubt it will be so subtle. That’s not really her way.

      • WorldWide Duck

        Meanwhile, The Loud Family on Nickelodeon shows a gay, interracial couple as the sidekicks parents and nobody is up in arms. Because they treat it like normal instead of an event.

        • Marv

          That’s the thing. I live the idea but is there any way this isn’t something they make reference to in every single episode?

    • Facts

      Gender what?

    • Roseanne was always about pushing sexual envelopes though. The amount of gay was insane for the the me period.

      • Marv

        That’s my only worry really, she really started to beat it over the head after awhile. I mean at one point half the cast was playing gay characters in backwater Illinois lol

        I’m interested to see what they’ll do but I just imagine the show will really beat people over the head with it.

        • Well it’ll still be Roseanne.

        • Matt_InGeeked

          I don’t know….half my friends are gay and I live in Georgia.

          • Marv

            Right but this was in 1995.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            True.

          • WorldWide Duck

            It’s the South. You just kind of trip and fall into it there.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            *there. And that’s only the one guy.

    • WorldWide Duck

      Darlene has a kid?

      • Marv

        From what I read her and David have two, a 15-year-old daughter that is super conservative in rebellion to Darlene’s liberalism and a nine-year-old son that is gender fluid

        • Awesome

        • WorldWide Duck

          I thought David was actually with Becky? What a silly show!

          • Marv

            That whole last year is getting ignored I guess? Goodman is coming back so obviously they’re just erasing parts of the original run.

        • Matt_InGeeked

          I’m not hip to everything. What is “gender fluid”?

          • Marv

            I’m not hip either but as I understand it they’re kind of chicks or dudes depending on how they feel in that moment? I think? I really don’t know the specifics we’re cis as fuuuuuuuuck

          • Does not identify with a single gender.

            Try and keep up!

          • Matt_InGeeked

            ……you telling me to keep up really sends a message. And that message is, “Help! You have no idea what’s going on!”

          • Well have a seat under the learning tree here with me. I’ll feed you some of my salami.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            I bet you will.

      • She got married 20 years ago so it’s plausible.

  • Facts

    There is an ice cream social today. Alright. Alright. Alright.

  • Brian_Bayless
  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Oooh a Pabst Blue Ribbon truck just rolled by. Lunch beer sounds dandy.

  • WorldWide Duck

    I prefer food to be nice and tidy. It’s why I ear ribs with silverware instead of using my hands like an animal.

    • Diddly

      I bet you eat M&Ms with a spoon!

    • Devin Harris

      You posted this on the wrong site

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Phooey on that. It’s the whole point of ribs to get your hands in there. It’s why they have the handle. Just like pork chops.

    • Brian_Bayless
    • I eat ribs with my hands, but that’s an exception and in general I do agree.

      Tidy Joe’s.

    • Marv

      Or just don’t eat ribs because they’re gross.

      • OMG I spent 8 hours yesterday making ribs because ribs are joy and love in meat form.

        • Dwayne

          Ribs come out really well in the slow cooker.

        • Marv

          Yeah they probably still tasted like ribs though so that was a waste of time.

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      I’ve seen people do this. Usually, the people they’re with are highly embarrassed, but hey, it’s a free country.

  • Facts

    Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring.

    That time of year.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      *stuffs a candy wrapper in your kettle*

    • Marv

      Bananaphone?

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        The annual Bananaphone call? I thought they stopped those after Ed McMahon died..

      • Facts

        Almost.

  • So I miss anything?

  • Facts
  • I see Bayless is working hard to get picture posting taken away before Marv Trek Into Darkness

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    As a rule, I don’t deal well with arbitrary, nonsensical rules. So if I go to a restaurant and I’m told “no, you can’t order/eat/drink THAT way, you’ve got to do it THIS way!”, I’m probably not going to react well. “Oh, I can’t eat this fired chicken with a knife and fork? WATCH ME.”

    • Dwayne

      Who actually does this thing you’re talking about? No restaurant i’ve ever been to told me to eat things a certain way.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Snooty Toots. It’s on I-77.

      • Marv

        I can see your friends making fun of you, like I goof on my buddy for sucking with chop sticks every time we go out for Asian, but the staff? What restaurant encourages this? lol

        • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

          Actually, there’s a restaurant near here that specializes in razzing the patrons.

          http://www.eddebevics.com/eds-story/

          • Marv

            Those places are always annoying as hell.

          • Dwayne

            Places that I would never go to.

          • Marv

            I like shit talking with the staff where I’m a regular. The staff faking like I’m a regular seems super irritating.

          • We have Dicks Last Resort here where they staff treats you like shit and has terrible service on purpose…. we have no interest in going. If we want that we could go to Denny’s for half the price

          • Dwayne

            Paying to get treated badly ain’t my thing but I guess some people are into that.

      • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

        I watch a lot of Food Network/Travel Channel/Cooking Channel and yeah, every once in a while you come across these places with special “rules” about how you order and what you can order and whatnot. Some places, it’s a friendly suggestion, but other places are pretty hardcore about it.

        • Some places don’t like substitutions, which I get, but even those places aren’t super common and are usually pricy, so you wouldn’t usually just pop in off the street for lunch.

  • I normally only go to restaurants that tell me how to eat, drink, dress and act… takes all the worrying out and I can just focus on the food

  • The Professor

    Looks like avclub is joining the kinja network.
    I really hate the comment section on kinja

  • WorldWide Duck

    When I eat sushi in an actual restaurant I use a fork as I am very bad with chopsticks and don’t want to embarrass my dining companions.

  • Hello my name is peyton and I’m pretty bad with chop sticks

    I can do sushi for the most part but noodle or rice meals.. F that I use a fork

  • I had a roommate who ate pizza with a knife and fork, and corn on the cob too.

    • WorldWide Duck

      Pizza is a good knife and fork food.

    • Dwayne

      I can see deep dish being eaten with a knife and fork.

    • Marv

      Lol I don’t think they even have forks at Sbarro that’s crazy

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        I am pretty sure they do unless they completely abandoned serving pasta dishes.

      • I’m not sure, we just get normal Canadian pizza here. We’re not sticklers for authentic NY pizza.

        • The Professor

          What makes a pizza Canadian?

          • Marv

            The ham is called bacon.

          • The Professor

            That’s just weird

          • Marv

            Is it called Canadian Bacon in Canada? Or just bacon? And what if you want real bacon not ham? Is that American bacon? Or also just bacon? American bacon maybe? Or ham?

          • If you ask for bacon you’ll get American bacon. I always thought Canadian bacon was peameal bacon, but it’s actually ham. We just call it ham.

          • The Professor

            When I was in Greece, I asked what do they call their Greek salad and Greek yogurt. She just looked at me weird

    • Blanche knife and forks pizza more often than I would like

  • Facts

    I eat dependent on where I am and in what restaurant.

  • Dwayne

    It makes more sense to eat rice with a spoon than a fork.

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    There’s a place called Superdawg’s downtown where if you go up to the service window and ask for a hot dog, the server will smile and say “oh, we don’t serve hotdogs here!” and won’t take your order until you say “I want a SUPERDAWG”.

    What in the living fuck?

    • Dwayne

      I don’t want a superdawg, dawg.

    • Marv

      Superdawg? I pick soup.

    • If I enjoyed them I would play along. If I didn’t care then I’d just go somewhere else

    • The Professor

      At one place at Disneyland hotel, you have to say the correct number of tikis for the tiki rum drink.
      If you don’t, they are confused.

      Answer is 5

    • WorldWide Duck

      They should make you pronounce it SOO-per-DOWG.

      • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

        I’m just imaging a poor office worker on the verge of a breakdown, stumbling up the stand with the giant hotdogs on top of the building, pulling his last few dollars out of his khaki pants and mumbling that he would like a hotdog…only to be told that the place doesn’t sell hotdogs.

        This is what leads to office massacres.

  • Devin Harris

    Any time I eat steak at a restaurant I make sure to request some A1

    • Dwayne

      I bet you like it well done too.

      • Devin Harris

        damn right

        • Dwayne

          That’s cool. I wouldn’t eat it like that, but you have your right.

    • Marv

      Any time I eat at a steak restaurant I shout “Hot steak: I think well done is the best!”

      • Devin Harris

        My brother used to put ketchup on his steak and it would drive people insane. It was great

        • Marv

          Lol oh that’s terrible

        • Dwayne

          I don’t even get that. I’m too worried about what’s on my plate. I don’t even notice what people have or how they eat it.

          • Marv

            Seriously you could be eating fried asshole across the table from me and as long as it doesn’t smell I wouldn’t notice I’m busy staring into my plate planning my attack.

          • Dwayne

            Haha. Exactly. It’s your stomach. The fuck do I care what you put in it?

      • Marv

        Then the patrons and I sit down with the staff and we figure out the answer to this age old question while Edna claws at a locked window until her fingers are bloody.

  • Facts

    I want to go into a 5 star restaurant and eat like a repulsive cave man.

  • My grandma always called a hamburger a hamberg. Plain ground beef too.

    • Marv

      Your grandma sounds awesome.

  • WorldWide Duck

    Re: Eating sushi with hands

    How am I supposed to dunk my sushi in a cup of soy sauce?

  • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

    I like how our Fast & Furious fanzine, Friendshipville, has turned into The Casual Giffery.

    If only it could become the Casual Griffey…

  • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

    I like how Filipinos and Indians eat…bare hands/ no utensils. It’s so much easier.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    My biggest pet peeve is when I go with someone to a restaurant we haven’t been to, and they order the chicken fingers.

    No. No. No. You buy those literally anywhere and they aren’t $16.99. GET SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      But they’re delicious! I order them often!

      • Matt_InGeeked

        They are fine….for $9 at a diner or fast food place.

        • Dwayne

          Should be about $7 lol

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Well, you know what I mean. lol

        • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

          Hey posho! I’ll eat my chicken fingers anywhere I like!

    • Marv

      I go to that conveyor belt place with various combinations of people all the time and I always have to encourage them “Just grab one of the plates, they’re like $5 apiece at the very top. If it’s super gross well, that’s ok, don’t eat it.”

      • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

        Oh wow. In NYC, that’s Russian Roulet with your wallet. Some of those conveyor belt plates are super pricey!

        • Marv

          Conveyor belt = fast food here all the real chefs are in straight restaurants. The belt place I always go to makes amazing cupcakes though it’s so absurd, I have to say stupid things to my friends like “Oh you want an awesome cupcake I know a Japanese place…”

    • The Professor

      I went to a fancy steakhouse for my moms birthday. I said that she can order anything on the menu.

      She orders a chicken Caesar with no dressing

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      What if they don’t want anything else?

  • The Professor
  • WorldWide Duck

    Holy shit. Simmons just dropped a 2 hour podcast of the Top 25 Greatest Patriots wins. Gross.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      To completion, probably.

    • chicagodem79

      Thanks, I know I can skip that one lol

    • Brian_Bayless

      Is there anything other than beating the Rams in the SB even close to being #1?

      • The Professor

        Super Bowl 2017

      • Marv

        That one where Bill Russell did the coin flip.

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      He’s just out of ideas. He really thought he was going to become a talk TV star and that crashed and burned hard.

      • Brian_Bayless

        He’ll next compare this year’s Golden State Warriors to the cast of Seinfeld

        • Marv

          Oh no he’s going to become Klosterman lol

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            He already is.

  • I was at a pizza place with some coworkers getting slices and I asked the guy which ones were the freshest out of the oven and it was like chicken and broccoli and they’ve all been mocking me ever since for eating broccoli pizza.

    • Diddly

      There’s no pineapple on that pizza, so you did good

  • chicagodem79

    So it’s food day here eh? Oh this should be fun lol

  • Dwayne

    Being around kids makes you realize people put all kinds of stuff on their food to make them like it. That’s why I don’t even think about how other people eat their stuff.

    • chicagodem79

      I went to McDonalds today and had the artisan grilled chicken plain….this ALWAYS trips up the order taker. I actually like the taste of the grilled chicken, it’s pretty good.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Just got this on my CBS News alert on my phone…

    “Trump warns North Korea not to threaten the U.S. or ‘they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.'”

    Like I said, this idiot is gonna get us blown up.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Terrorists must be laughing their asses off at Trump. Its always easy to enrage the guy and that’s what they want.

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      It’s all just for show. Nothing’s going to happen.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        I heard that on November 8th a lot too. “Nothing’s going to happen.”

        • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

          Nothing will happen. The Republicans can’t even repeal Obamacare without tripping over their dicks.

          The same donors who always make out like bandits will continue to make out. The stock market will eventually have another crash and then soar to new highs again when the money guys figure out some new way to inflate it. Meanwhile, wages will continue to stagnate and we’ll have 200K+ job growth every quarter made up of part time and service industry jobs.

      • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

        “Hey, this button is just painted on!”
        “We’ll fix that right away, Mr. President! Oh, look, here’s your KFC!”

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      TBF, North Korea was going to be a problem no matter who got elected.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Possibly, but they seem to be revving this shit up quicker since he did.

      • chicagodem79

        And the uncomfortable truth is, unless they actually use it, why don’t they have the right to pursue their own defense plans, including nuclear weapons? With a madman like Trump in office, that fear of attack becomes a LOT more real.

        • Matt_InGeeked

          The reasoning behind why they shouldn’t have nuclear weapons is because of the stability or lack thereof of their leaders. They don’t have much left to lose.

          • chicagodem79

            Oh I totally agree with that, but from a strictly academic standpoint, taking your very valid points aside, who gives “us” the right to request they don’t develop nuclear weapons, especially when they have not attacked us (while we’ve been screwing around on that peninsula for years).

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Oh, absolutely. We shouldn’t have that right, but the UN should….and their 15-0 vote on sanctions pretty much states that.

          • chicagodem79

            True, but I’m not sure if North Korea is even part of the UN, so why would they listen to that? It’s just a weird situation.

    • It’s not that much different from what any other president has done, it’s just Trumpified.

      Talk tough, and enact theatre to sound strong, but there’s almost nothing that can realistically be done so we trudge forward status quo.

    • Marv
      • Matt_InGeeked

        Just saying, it’s getting kinda dark.

      • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

        The Casual Giffery!

  • I wish Hoss was here so I could reminisce about the $100 steak dinner I had two months ago.

    • Marv

      He’s going to bug out when I take him to lunch.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        You’re seeing Hoss?

        That will be like Elvis and Nixon.

  • The Professor

    I wish Simmons would just go back to what he’s good at: writing about football with some pop culture

    No more NBA. No more politics. Very few podcasts

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      I only like his NBA columns. Everything else is just blah.

      • The Professor

        I can’t stand his NBA stuff because he’s like buddies with a good chunk of the league.

        I read his basketball book and it was good. But 90% of his stuff now is patriots or nba

        • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

          Ohhh…good point. I’m thinking of his old columns.

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    I mean, if the chicken tenders are actually fresh made and hand breaded, then why not?

    If they’re frozen…eh.

    • Devin Harris

      I used to work for the Denny’s Corp. and people were always complaining about the chicken tenders. Anytime you eat those things anywhere it’s a roll of the dice

  • The Professor

    I liked how trumps two top advisors for foreign stuff are 2 top military aides who both sides respect.

    Mattis and Kelly won’t do something stupid

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      Kelly is awesome. I’m impressed how much he’s fixed since being there for like a week.

    • Marv

      That’s really the thing. This will come to a head no matter who is President and the war making won’t be decided by whoever that is anyway. It won’t be an Iraq thing either, once we and China decide on the strategy the entire world will nod and follow.

      • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

        People really overlook China’s power. They totally own us.

        • Marv

          Eh, that’s a matter of perspective I think. In a way they have more interest in our success than anyone.

          • chicagodem79

            EXACTLY, this is why I think nothing will happen, China has even more to lose than us.

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            I mean, they literally owe us. Most of our national debt is to them and they own a frightening amount of US real estate.

          • Marv

            Right, we’re the house and they’re the bank. The thing is, banks don’t actually want to own houses.

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            I see what you mean now…

          • Marv

            It’s just perspective. I mean you’re right in that it would be nice if we had our own economy lol

          • chicagodem79

            And it’s more continuing to feed the growth of the billion+ people. The political instability of depression in China has them scared shitless.

      • The Professor

        Exactly this.
        China doesn’t want a war so there’s not going to be a war.

        If there’s a war, then China’s economy would be hurt

        • chicagodem79

          It would be destroyed, leading to unrest and maybe upheaval of the government there. They have a LOT to lose if the existing world order is changed due to nuclear war.

  • Marv

    I’ve been reading about world politics for like a week now it’s been fun getting back into it. I watched CNN the other day lol

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      Venezuela is where the action is at right now. That place…holy Hell…

      • Brian_Bayless

        We were in Aruba a couple of years ago, which isnt all that far from Venezuela, and we had a guy on a boat we rented who was from there tell us how awful it is and basically never to go there under any circumstance.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Did they get a shot of Jeff Zucker rubbing his nipples during the Tweet rundown?

  • The Professor

    How many Americans could name the Chinese leader?

    I don’t even know who it is.

    • Marv

      Something ping. That sounds really racist but it’s just all I know lol

    • Dwayne

      It’s not that dude that played for the Rockets?

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Xi Jinping

      • Marv

        I knew it!

        • Matt_InGeeked

          lol

    • Rayner

      Xi Jingping. I’m not American but like to know who your president is going to get us in trouble with when we side with you

    • Xi Jinkow or something. Definitely Xi.

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    It’s gonna be fun when China gets sick of all this and bitchslaps North Korea back into line.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Here’s hoping.

      • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

        Kim Jong Un is getting pretty big for his britches. China’s probably just waiting for an opportunity to quietly take him out and appoint a new puppet.

    • chicagodem79

      I think they’re getting closer to it. They used to back North Korea without hesitation, now it’s not so simple, and I think it’s because they realize they can’t have their #1 consumer nation hurt.

  • hey how bout them politics right?
    all those guys on the right…and then the ones on the left..haha..those guys… like wow

    but then you got all those guys over there ::thumb over shoulder: you know.. in those other countries.. doing all those things..

  • Marv

    The thing is though a war with Korea probably means another Team America movie so

    • Diddly

      Probably not, sadly. Matt and Trey have gone on record saying how much they hated filming puppets lol

  • Facts

    Here is what I would do if I was President. If North Korea started taunting us about Nuclear Warheads I wouldn’t say anything and just sneak into North Korea in Rambo gear and take out all the top North Korean officials myself. Then tell Congress.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/xV4dTuK7VdHeE/giphy.gif

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      Nah, just have Rocky Balboa challenge the North Korean Heavyweight Boxing Champion and when the crowd dramatically switches over to Rocky’s side during the course of the bout, he can give a stirring speech after he wins about how we all can change!

  • The only thing I will say in fairness to Trump here… he is dealing with this (not saying well) because the last…how many presidents were like oh you wacky NKers… and your wacky ways ::shakes finger at them::
    Now that they finally have improving technology they are a little harder to pass on to the next guy

    • chicagodem79

      And I always say this, these people aren’t rational thinkers, and outside of a first strike (which pray to God) works completely and irrevocably on the first shot, (not even to think about potential retaliation from nations who sympathize with North Korea), it would just lead to nothing but escalation. I don’t see any other strategy that works unless it’s a unified international front against them.

      • chicagodem79

        (I missed my Political Science minor in school by one class, this stuff has always fascinated me lol)

      • Marv

        It feels like this one will be easy in that way. The entire civilized world is tired of their nonsense.

  • Devin Harris

    Why doesn’t North Korea just buy one that works?

    • chicagodem79

      You could look at it like thank God it’s virtually impossible to buy a functioning weapon on the black market, but I”m not sure they haven’t already and just haven’t used it lol.

  • Dog talk was more fun

  • Marv

    If I was President I would just keep founding cities constantly and taking over more land and then earning all the technologies way faster than everyone else and then eventually invade them all and crush them with death robots while they try to fight me with archers and take over the whole world

  • Mikey

    Something wild happen in politics?

  • The Professor

    Just watched iron giant for the first time.

    Seems like it is a cross of et and baymax

    • Brian_Bayless

      I think that is an erotic dream for some of the people in my Facebook timeline

  • According to twitter Glen Campbell has died.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Again?

  • The Silver Fox
    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Wow…the success of the Mac and Cheetos at Burger King got to their head quick.

    • Diddly

      Yikes

    • chicagodem79

      I actually don’t mind an occasional bag of cheetos but………..nope lol.

    • The Professor

      no

    • Brian_Bayless

      Not at all

      • The Silver Fox

        My though too.

    • health code violations from cheese dust will bankrupt them in a month

    • Ugh

    • I’m gonna go with no…

  • Disney is apparently ending its deal with Netflix to start its own streaming service.

    This shit is starting to get expensive.

    • Brian_Bayless

      I knew this would happen though. The cordcutting wasn’t going to be a bargain forever.

    • WorldWide Duck

      That’s why I only have Hulu.

    • chicagodem79

      Disney has enough brand equity and popular assets to make it work…..not many do though.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      That was quick.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      If Disney’s service is good, I could see us just getting it and Netflix and cutting the rest of our streaming shit.

    • Diddly

      Is it just me or is the Disney/Netflix selection garbage? Like, they promised all of this stuff would go up and there are like 4 or 5 movies

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Only the newest movies, and then all the shitty straight to DVD sequels.

      • I think the Netflix deal was for future content, so we’re getting stuff from the last couple of years, not the classics we all wanted.

        I’m sure it was used as a test balloon to gauge interest for this.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Nothing from the Vault. It’s pretty amazing that Netflix would let Disney get away with that, but here we are, and Disney is once again the smart one.

        • The Professor

          How many people would watch the 50 year old movies vs civil war or rogue one?

          • Matt_InGeeked

            I know my daughter would watch the shit out of the entire Disney library.

          • Diddly

            Disney got me to pay $40 a pop for blurays of all those classic movies, because that was the only way to watch them forever; buy them now or wait 7 years for them to be rereleased

          • Matt_InGeeked

            The Disney Vault is an amazing concept

          • Diddly

            I’ve seen some of the VHS tapes sold for like $150 used. They’re huge collector’s items.

          • The Silver Fox

            I watched many of the Disney movies with the kid when she was younger to the point we wore out the DVD’s. Snow White, Fantasia, Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King and Aladdin were her favorites. Bambi was one of the ones she didn’t like.

          • Tranquilo Baby Tranquilo

            Tons.

          • Marv

            Everyone with kids, forever.

          • I know I’ll be buying the Disney Streaming service if they have the vault included.

          • Marv

            Absolutely.

        • I would think future Disney Marvel releases and the Star Wars content was the selling point more than anything.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            I’m sure.

          • The funny thing is the governor of New York just made a big deal about signing a deal with Netflix and Disney to film 75 more episodes of the Marvel TV series in NYC. I imagine that means the Marvel Netflix universe isn’t part of whatever deal has been cancelled. Star Wars stuff, though? Forget it. It’s gone.

          • Diddly

            More for casuals. Most Star Wars nerds such as myself were lined up at 12am to buy the DVDs when they dropped

          • Sure, but the casuals are the ones that Netflix appeals to the most anyway.

    • boooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Facts

    My new A/C unit is in!

    Praise the jesus!

    • Diddly

      May your nipples be forever hard

  • The Silver Fox

    RIP

  • TatR!

    bad news guys, Manchester United did not win the European Super Cup

    • Brian_Bayless
    • Mikey

      Who did?

      • TatR!

        Real Madrid, the baddies

        • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

          Is there a team called Fake Madrid? If not, BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

          • TatR!

            There’s an Atletico Madrid!

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      Well, this day is ruined!

    • Matt_InGeeked

      That awful!

      …..the soccer, I mean.

    • Another year of settling for just an average old cup..

    • Diddly

      Sounds like Manchester isn’t so United after all!

    • Mikey

      Is Man City superior to Man U?

  • The Silver Fox

    How’s this for an odd pair?

  • Brian_Bayless

    Watched Broadcast News for the first time this weekend. Great film.

  • TatR!

    I’ll buy my kid the Woody Allen and Garry Shandling streaming services. They need to be raised exactly like I was.

    • Marv

      In that case I hope by the time my son is 12 there is a Ron Popeil streaming network.

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    Jeff Fisher looks like a guy who would go to a Cheetos-themed restaurant and order a plain green salad.

    (Did I do that right? Is that even allowed here?)

  • The Professor

    “The new platform will be the home for all Disney movies beginning in 2019, meaning Netflix will continue to host the titles it already has, like Moana, Finding Dory, or, um, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, not to mention certain Marvel films and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, until then. It’s a major blow for Netflix, but great news for Disney fans. The company is notorious for its “Vault” policy, but the new service could have an unprecedentedly deep archive, with everything from cinematic classics like Beauty and the Beast and Pinocchio to early ’90s TV fare like Goof Troop and Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers.”

    Oooh goof troop

  • Marv

    I wonder what this does to the Marvel properties, specifically the TV shows. Does Daredevil go over to the Disney streaming service too?

    • The Professor

      Since it is a netflix original, I think it remains on there

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    Maybe I just wasn’t the right age, but I never really got hooked on the Disney classics to the point that I felt compelled to buy up all the movies before they were put back into “the Vault”. Granted, I also don’t have kids, so there’s that.

    • Marv

      Yeah I wouldn’t care about them at all were it not for the boy.

  • TatR!

    I never really loved Disney growing up. I just watched Ghostbusters and Back To The Future over and over when I was in my single digits.

    • Marv

      I liked them up until probably five or six then I watched Three Amigos for about five years straight.

      • TatR!

        Oh I did love Steve Martin movies when I was a kid. Father Of The Bride and Parenthood most. Christ I didn’t understand 90% of the jokes but still. What an odd kid.

        • Marv

          Three Amigos and Tom Hanks’ Money Pit were my favorite go-to’s as a boy

          • TatR!

            Oh Money Pit was good! That was always on TV. Yeah we had Big as well on video. I watched that a billion times.

          • Marv

            Yeah basically all my most watched stuff was whatever the Superstation was showing for three months at a time. They played Money Pit for years and years

      • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

        My childhood was filled with awful 1980’s comedies like Police Academy and Moving Violations. It’s a wonder I didn’t go completely bonkers.

    • chicagodem79

      I was never a Disney person at all. I was more PBS and Nick.

    • Mikey

      I was Nick all the way. Cartoon Network was second.

      • TatR!

        We got Nick when I was 11. Doug, Rugrats, Rocko, these were our heartsongs.

        • Mikey

          I wonder how they hold up. I haven’t gone back and watched outside of the first season of Doug.

          • TatR!

            Rugrats was always pretty smart I think. I don’t know. I don’t think those shows should be revisited. They’re better left in the memory.

          • Mikey

            Fair. Them getting brought back is kinda wild.

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      I did. I thought Disney was the prestigious cool stuff because it was so expensive and I rarely got to see it.

      WB was the jam because Looney Tunes and Animaniacs was hysterical.

      Nick was awesome, too.

  • The Professor

    King of the Hill might be getting resurrected

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      But that trick never works!

  • I only ever saw a couple of the classic Disney animated pictures as a kid and never cared for them.

  • The Silver Fox

    Favorite Disney classics:
    The Lion King
    Aladdin
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    Fantasia
    The Jungle Book

    Favorite songs:
    Hakuna Matata
    The Bear Necessities
    Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
    A Whole New World
    Under the Sea

    • Marv

      Hakuna Matata is a legit tremendous song for any occasion

      • The Silver Fox

        I also love “He’s a Tramp”.

      • The Professor

        I say that in my class all the time.

        • Marv

          And I got downhearted! Every time I…
          Hey…not in front of the kids

          • The Professor

            I always get a few kids that go huh?

            Then a few chimes in with “it means no worries”

    • As a kid, one of the things I didn’t care for was the singing. Stop it with the singing already I’d think to myself.

      • TatR!

        haha you’re such a grouch

        • I’ve loosened up a lot. Mister_E_Child didn’t have much patience for silliness.

  • I finally saw Finding Nemo like two years ago.

    That is the depth of my Disney animated experience. Unless you count Fantasia. But that scared the shit out of me as a little kid.

  • The Silver Fox

    In terms of short cartoons: Warner Brothers>Hanna Barbera>Walter Lantz>Disney

    • Who is Walter Lantz?

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      Yeah, my dad was all about the Warner shorts and Tom and Jerry and Woody Woodpecker, so those became my favorites, too. I didn’t even know there were Disney shorts until years later.

      • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

        Oh, and Popeye.

      • The Silver Fox

        The first three (plus The Three Stooges) were staples on TV when I was a kid.

        • Marv

          Yeah Stooges all the damn time. They were the funniest thing in the whole world.

      • I’ve never seen many Disney shorts ever

    • chicagodem79

      I’d flip Hanna Barbera and Warner Brothers because I’m a HUGE Tom and Jerry mark, but that’s a good order.

  • Disney is going with the same company that does MLB…. cause that worked flawlessly for WWE

    • TatR!

      WWE’s problem is probably more that everything it produces is garbage

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    This is my dad’s favorite cartoon, no bullshit:

    My mom loved it, too!

    • Marv

      THat’s fucking hilarious

      • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

        I’m cracking up now watching it.

        SHUT UP QUIET

  • So does this end the vault for disney?or will they charge people every month and still hold movies out from them

    • Marv

      Oh they’ll definitely still hold movies out.

  • The Silver Fox

    First shows I remember watching on TV: Captain Kangaroo, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Sesame Street.

    • chicagodem79

      My parents would only let us watch PBS and occasionally the networks when kids shows were on or sports. Of course, we didn’t have cable until 1989 so there wasn’t a lot of choice lol.

      • The Silver Fox

        Until I was 12 we only had 5* stations: ABC, CBS and NBC (both Norfolk and Richmond stations), PBS from Norfolk and an independent UHF channel.

        • chicagodem79

          We had a few more independent channels, I’ll never forget, we had:
          Channel 2 (CBS)
          Channel 5 (NBC)
          Channel 7 (ABC)
          Channel 9 (WGN)
          Channel 11 (PBS)
          Channel 20 (PBS)
          Channel 26 (Indy)
          Channel 32 (FOX)
          Channel 38, 44, 50, 56, 60, 62, and 66 (Indy)

          • TatR!

            an interesting numerical system

          • Marv

            They have to go with whatever wavelengths are available to them in their area. Sets were designed to pick up certain frequencies on each station regardless of location.

          • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

            I remember being stunned as a kid to learn that some cities had a Channel 13.

          • The Silver Fox

            Hampton Roads stations:
            WTKR Channel 3 (CBS)
            WAVY Channel 10 (NBC)
            WVEC Channel 13 (ABC)
            WHRO Channel 15 (PBS)
            WYAH Channel 27 (Indy)

            Richmond stations:
            WTVR Channel 6 (CBS)
            WRIC Channel 8 (ABC)
            WBTV Channel 12 (NBC)

            There was also a channel owned by Pat Robertson (I believe). Only thing I ever watched on there was World Class Championship Wrestling in the early to mid 80’s.

          • chicagodem79

            Rasslin’ on a Christian TV network, now that’s funny lol.

          • The Silver Fox

            Conned by “born again Christian ” Fritz.

    • Rowlf

      I think the first show I remember seeing on TV was Thomas The Tank Engine, with Ringo Starr’s narration.

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    My childhood is filled with obscure one-line jokes that only me and my immediate family would get and still crack me up even today.

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      We were out at the lake once and being a little rambunctious and so my dad shouted “SHUT UP QUIET I CAN’T STAND NOISE” and of course we laughed but everyone around us thought my dad was an abusive lout and that we were poor unfortunates.

  • I remember a PBS show called Shining Time Station (it was about a train station and it was basically a vessel for Americans to see Thomas the Tank Engine) and on the show, there was a magical character called Mr. Conductor.

    Who was portrayed by GEORGE FUCKING CARLIN. I want to see the bag of cash it took to get Carlin to do a children’s show.

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      Maybe it wasn’t a bag of cash

      • I should also point out how jarring it was to see George Carlin’s standup act AFTER seeing him as Mr. Conductor first.

        “Man, Mr. Conductor REALLY likes to say ‘fuck’ a lot.”

        • Diddly

          I have a vague recollection of wanting to watch his FOX sitcom because he was on a kid’s show, and my parents telling me no, for obvious reasons

    • I remember that. Carlin was always amazing, even there.

    • TatR!

      George Carlin will always be Rufus to me

    • Ringo also did that bit.

      • He did! George Carlin and Ringo Starr played the same character on a children’s show for reasons unknown to humanity.

    • Diddly

      I watched that every morning before school!

  • Sometimes watched a cartoon show before school, and sometimes one after school before dad got home, but not commonly. Most nights we did watch an hour of children’s programming after dinner.

    Generally an hour of cartoons on Saturday morning, wrestling at noon, then outside for the day, and wrestling again at 730.

    Sundays had an hour of wrestling as well, and then sometimes a couple of cartoon shows around the supper hour.

    That was my tv.

    I was allowed to watch hockey with dad but generally did not.

  • chicagodem79

    Favorite cartoons as a kid:

    Tom and Jerry
    Garfield and Friends
    Thundercats
    Jetsons
    Flintstones
    Bugs Bunny
    Top Cat
    Woody Woodpecker

    • chicagodem79

      With an honorable mention to:

      Inspector Gadget
      Super Mario Bros Super Show
      TMNT

      • TatR!

        The original TMNT cartoon was pretty great. Renamed Hero Turtles here because ninja was too violent.

        • chicagodem79

          Ninja was too violent? Damn lol

          • TatR!

            Same cartoon, same violence, just… renamed to Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles.

          • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

            Same theory as Boss Cat, I guess.

          • That was because the rights to the name Top Cat were owned by a cat food company.

    • The Silver Fox

      Other than the short cartoons:
      The Flintstones
      Scooby Doo
      Josie and the Pussycats
      The Wacky Races
      Hong Kong Phooey
      The Jetsons
      Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines (Stop the Pigeon)

      • TatR!

        I had a Hong Kong Phooey computer game for my C64. That is all I remember of that cartoon.

        • The Silver Fox


          Always loved Scatman Crothers.

    • Rowlf

      I used to really like Garfield and Friends, especially when they went to Orson’s Farm.

      • TatR!

        I had a pretty cool Garfield video with some Orsons Farm stuff

        • Rowlf

          Me too! I remember there was a Halloween bit they did, featuring ghost pirates/pirate ghosts that was pretty scary to watch as a kid.

          • TatR!

            It’s probably just rose-tinted glasses, but I seem to remember it being pretty smart borderline subversive stuff for a cartoon

          • Garfield was a lot more cynical and subversive in the 80s and 90s too.

      • chicagodem79

        Garfield and Friends is BRILLIANT, I think I enjoy that show even more as an adult than as a kid.

      • US Acres was honestly the best part of Garfield and Friends.

  • TatR!

    I remember when the Simpsons hit when I was about 9 and how it just blew away everything that came before it. Like even the iffy Season 1 stuff. It was just so far above any cartoon that came before it

    • Simpsons is so passe now but it changed the world at the time.

    • “No Days Jose” Gomez

      The world was never the same again, especially after season 3 kicked into high gear

  • I liked staying over at my one grandma’s because all we did was play cards, watch tv, and she had white bread.

    I didn’t like staying over at my other grandma’s because there was no TV allowed, we just did chores all day and read a bit after dinner.

    • chicagodem79

      My family grew up on wheat bread, we NEVER had white bread lol.

      • My mom wouldn’t have it so it was a bit of a treat when I did get it.

      • The Silver Fox

        Just the opposite. Only had white bread when I was a kid. Even today, white is still the most common bread I eat, followed by rye.

    • Marv

      I loved staying at my mom’s moms house because she’d have friends over to play Rummy 500 and I’d wreck those old broads when I was like 11

  • “Having held military positions that required him to be, in his own
    words, “tough” and “mean”, “the guy who makes you scrub the latrine, the
    guy who makes you make your bed, the guy who screams at you for being
    late to work”, (Bob) Ross decided that if he ever left the military, he would
    never scream again.”

    Getting chewed out by Bob Ross would be surreal.

    • The Silver Fox

      Best white guy Afro ever.

  • ProjectBlue

    Another Guardians 2 watch, another tear up. Yeesh

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    I know the “real” answer (they had to make one set function as two different rooms), but it was always funny to me that they never explained why there were TWO beds in Theo Huxtable’s bedroom.

    • ProjectBlue

      Huh, I never thought about it back in the day. Just figured he inherited the the sisters’ room and they didn’t bother taking out the other bed

      • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

        I hadn’t thought of that, I guess that probably was Denise and Sondra’s old room.

        Mystery solved!

    • Marv

      They could have at least pushed them together or something. That’s what any teenage boy would’ve done if he had two double beds

  • TatR!
  • POTUS on the drug problems this country faces: “If they don’t start, they won’t have a problem. If they do start, it’s awfully tough to get off. So if we can keep them from going on and maybe by talking to youth and telling them: No good, really bad for you in every way. But if they don’t start, it will never be a problem.”

    • chicagodem79

      Gee President Dipshit, noone has EVER thought of that…..

    • TatR!

      hey cool I heard abstinence works

    • Marv

      Oddly enough that’s exactly what I said about him starting war with North Korea.

  • This place (my work that is) is a real shit show today

  • Devin Harris

    Cocaine was cool in the 80s. It wasn’t in the 90s and now it’s cool again. I had a couple of friends on it and they would hide it cause it was during the non-cool times.

    • chicagodem79

      I feel like coke was more accepted until Len Bias died of that overdose, then a lot of stuff changed.

      • Devin Harris

        When I was in 4th grade our teacher tried to give us the Len Bias spiel. This was in ’89. No one in the class had ever heard of him, me included

        • chicagodem79

          It’s interesting, we knew ALL about him, probably because he was being hyped as the guy that would challenge Jordan for best of the NBA.

          • Devin Harris

            Back then we barely knew the stars of the NBA. I don’t think I watched college until the Fab Five

          • No disrespect to Bias, because he was damn good, but if that hype train had rolled on into the NBA, Jordan would’ve gone out of his way to TERMINATE Len Bias.

          • Devin Harris

            after watching a few college games I really don’t think that would have been the case. Plus the Celtics were still strong.

      • Marv

        Every third person has a Ritalin or Adderral scrip there’s no reason to settle for coke anymore

        • I don’t see the appeal of that shit. I have a hard enough time shutting down and going to sleep, I don’t need to take shit that’s gonna keep me up for days on end.

          • Marv

            Yeah that’s why coke is better it only peps you up for like an hour tops

      • The Silver Fox

        Had a cousin die of an overdose (can’t remember if it was cocaine or heroin). So I was never interested in it.

    • Marv

      It became big again here as soon as weed got legalized because guys had nothing else to sell out of their garage

  • Marv

    I love coke lol

    Seriously though like once a year at an already great party? It’s so fun.

    • Devin Harris

      I’m so afraid of hard drugs. I’m not the guy that gets high/drunk and remains chill

      • Marv

        I’ve never met a mistake I wasn’t happy to make.

        • Marv

          Except heroin that was too much for me but everything else I was ok with trying

          • Devin Harris

            I know a few people on heroin. I don’t talk to them anymore

          • Marv

            I have a lot of friends from the oldie days that fell off my radar from that stuff. I’m only aware of one couple that made it out the other side and only because they had an endless support system, so much family including us

          • Devin Harris

            I found it difficult to hang around people like that if you aren’t doing it. They just look at you funny when they passing drugs around and you’re just sitting there staring at the ceiling

          • Marv

            I’ve been that guy a lot! I have a really good friend that is in Mexican gangs and I’ve seen he and his buddies do meth a lot. They’re always paranoid of me lol

          • It’s that Cop Vibe you give off like radiation off Chernobyl.

          • Devin Harris

            That one guy in the group not getting high is always suspect. It’s best to just leave

          • Marv

            Nah I love watching people do drugs like that. All the steps are fascinating.

          • chicagodem79

            Ha! I’m like the EXACT opposite. I can’t watch people do drugs, ESPECIALLY when they shoot them up. It makes me cringe HARD.

          • Devin Harris

            It’s when you see their eyes roll in the back of their head. That’s a real personal moment

          • Devin Harris

            I’ve always felt uncomfortable watching people get high. Like I’m seeing something I’m not supposed to be seeing. Like boobies and stuff

          • Marv

            Yes!!! That’s exactly the appeal.

      • chicagodem79

        I’ve gone my entire life without it, if I ever tried today, my body would probably just shut down immediately lol. It’s one reason why I’m afraid of pain meds.

        • The Silver Fox

          I’ve gotten through a surgery and a few broken bones without opioids. The few times I did take opioids, I found I felt worse not better.

    • Pass

    • ProjectBlue

      I’m very boring. Times drank under 10 probably. Smoked a cigarette as a teen to see what the fuss was. Other than that, nope

      • Marv

        I respect people like that. My curiosities often lead to trouble.

    • I enjoy some jazz cigarettes when offered.. I’ve been known to have a drink or two but haven’t done anything else and just… assume I’d Len Bias the first time I tried any

    • Never did it properly because it made people who were usually cool paranoid and aggressive whenever I observed them on it, and I didn’t like the method of taking it. I don’t even like getting water in my nose. Ecstasy was my thing in my late teens/early 20s.

  • So this was a terrible idea I had planned not to drink till Saturday. but I work till 9 tonight and am in at 7:30 tomorrow.. this is not a good schedule for me not to have at least a glass of wine or two ….(4)

  • I quit weed not because it was too expensive or I worried about getting pinched for it, but more because it’s a pain in the ass to find a truly reliable guy and I realized weed makes people fake as fuck and that gets old quick for me.

    • Marv

      I love it. I like to get really super high and cuddle the boy on the couch and watch Unizoomi it rules

      • In your case, you don’t really have either of the two problems I listed.

    • chicagodem79

      It seems like, unless you have a guy that you basically trust your life with, who knows if you’re getting 100% weed, or that synthetic stuff that makes you super crazy.

      • Marv

        These problems are all so foreign to me now. It’s like people not being able to get potable water I don’t even…

        • chicagodem79

          I saw a stat that probably 75% or more of the weed in the Chicago area is mixed in with some type of filler. If I smoked, I would probably try to grow it myself lol.

          • Can’t be that hard.

          • Marv

            My weed comes with a nutrional fact graph that breaks down the percentage of thc and cannaboids and tells me what day it was harvested and where lmao

          • chicagodem79

            That’s some fancy ass weed lmao

          • Marv

            That’s all the weed on the west coast lol

          • Goddammit, white people, how do you manage to make weed not fun?

      • THIS. Your dealer is not in business so you can have weed. He’s in business to make money. If he has to doctor his shit so you keep coming back to him, he will do so.

    • “No Days Jose” Gomez

      Last time I smoked was maybe 7 years ago

  • Devin Harris

    I smoked weed until I was 24. I quit cause I felt like it was time to move on

  • Marv

    I’m not exactly sure how to transport weed across 12 state lines I should probably look into it

    • Step 1: Don’t publicly advertise your intention to transport weed across 12 states.

    • chicagodem79

      Don’t carry enough to be busted for Intent To Distribute lol

      • Marv

        Yeah that’s the problem it all comes in one gram bags here I’ll be bringing like 10 separate sealed sacks I’m going to prison lol

        • If the cops try to get at you, just tell them you’re a cop and you’re on the job. They’ll probably believe it.

        • Devin Harris

          just buy more at each stop

          • Marv

            From randoms? LOL I am far too fancy for all that

    • I would prefer you not on my account because I don’t want to feel bad if you get caught.

      • Marv

        lol your account!!!

        I need weed for me you goose I’m not living two weeks dry

        • I’m just saying..if none of it is intended for me.. and you get busted in some state……………i won’t feel bad

    • Don’t do anything to get pulled over. You’ll be fine.

      • chicagodem79

        Yep, always use your turn signal, go the speed limit, make sure your taillights work lol

        • I mean, it’s not like he’s crossing the border into Canada, so as long as he doesn’t give anyone any reason to check his car, nothing’s gonna happen to him.

          • chicagodem79

            Yeah pretty much, just from watching cop shows, traffic stops get people into a LOT of trouble, so as long as you avoid that, you should be good to go, unless you like pass a cop car and he can smell it.

      • Marv

        This. I’m thinking a sealed coffee can though to prevent smellage

    • “No Days Jose” Gomez

      Put in in a bowl of spaghetti and say it’s oregano

  • in other news Micheal Fassbender is the best looking man in the world and I like looking at him.

    • Marv

      Pfft he’s not a gosling

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      I read a 5 star review of The Snowman on Goodreads that said the following:

      “Michael Fasbender is the lead in the movie version. YUM.”

      I liked that review.

      • I’m not gay.. don’t think I would ever want to be with another man… I can spend a strange amount of time admiring a man like Fassbender

        • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

          He’s literally gorgeous and that’s just a fact.

  • The Silver Fox

    My only experience with drugs has been the prescription kind. Thyroid medication, asthma inhaler for after a cold or flu, one stint with anti depressants and few times with antibiotics.

  • Of course, back when I was smoking weed every day and doing Ecstasy every weekend I had a weird aversion to taking regular medicine because I figured it was bad for me lol. Ibuprofen gives you stomach ulcers you know!
    https://i.imgur.com/4RZEL9m.gif

    • Marv

      I love pot but this idea that it cures all is so absurd. I know a cancer patient that only smoked weed “because the THC molecule stops cancer from spreading.”

      Knew.

      Yeah she’s dead now.

      • That’s a sad story. Be less of a buzzkill.

        • Marv

          No it’s hilarious because she refused normal medical care for YEARS

          • There are several different levels of sadness in this story.

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            Soooo many.

          • Marv

            Eh she was like a 6

          • Oh, well, if she was JUST a 6…

            *eyeroll*

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            This has gone from tragic to hilarious.

      • NO BUT SEE THAT’S A BOGUS TEST AND THE CANCER WAS RIGGED NOT TO RESPOND TO VITAMIN WEED I BET THE PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRY WAS FUNNELING MONEY TO THE CANCER

  • The Silver Fox
    • Marv

      Who doesn’t want to have some sizzle though?

  • All this weed talk makes me think I’d get superdy-duper high if I lit up right now because I haven’t done it in so long.

    • Devin Harris

      It’s been 13 years for me. I’d be super scared.

  • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

    The hardest drug I’ve ever tried is caffeine. I was put on morphine in the hospital once and was so angry when I was conscious. I made them take it out and went down to Tylenol.

    • Marv

      I love going into surgery. I’m always super calm.

      “Are you nervous?”
      “Uh not really, I’m going to wake up and be on literally the best drugs ever.”

    • The Silver Fox

      I had morphine a couple of times after breaking bones when I was an adolescent, made me feel worse rather than better. In more recent years I’ve managed to get by with Advil or Aleve.

  • Marv

    Yes I banged that dead weed cancer girl. Not when she was on cancer but definitely when she was on weed.

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      I’m so into this story now.

      • Marv

        She thought she was meant to be a reporter but really she was only meant to write the most annoying texts.

      • I think I’m going to have to distance myself from Marv after this story.

        I’ll assess as we move forward…

        • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

          I can’t wait for us to hug you again!

          • I have to work…

          • Marv

            Speaking of can we do Sunday early I have to be in South Carolina the next day at noon lol

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            Of course! Friday night, too??

          • Marv

            I have no idea what the plans are for Friday.

            I plan on doing a bunch of solo stuff Thursday morning/afternoon then meeting up with Team Ferrari.

            I’m just going to go wherever I’m told

          • I’m hoping my sister leaves to go see her friends quickly on Thursday. I’m guessing she’s around for an hour, maybe two. Depends on how cute my daughter is around her…

          • Marv

            Thursday I’m going to tour some print shops and stuff, after that I’m down for whatever

          • Word. We’ll be in touch.

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            I have the most awesome plan for all of us on Friday night. You will legit love me again.

          • We’re not going to the gay sports bar.

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            Nope. Something everyone will enjoy.

          • Marv

            Everyone else*

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            You the most of all. When you find out what it is, you might cry. Ask Thad, he helped plan it.

          • Marv

            …oh this sounds terrible

          • I think I’m officially just canceling the whole weekend.

          • Marv

            What scares me is that Thad does actually know what can make me cry hahaha

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            He so does. The man sent me coffee that reaffirmed my belief in life!

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            Thad co-sign isn’t enough? What if Friendship shows up?

          • Marv

            Thad’s co-sign is what makes me more nervous than anything else!

          • SPOILERS: He’s totes bringing Xannie with him.

          • The what and the why am I not invited to this?

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            Come up to NYC anytime and we’ll legit go. It’s called Boxers. It’s fun!

          • That’s an A+ name.

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            It’s the craziest place. A legit gay sports bar. Even when nothing’s on, they play like wrestling or whatever. And do live watches of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

          • Ugh… I need to see if someone can close for me Saturday night. I may need to legit bow out.

          • Marv

            I mean like 3 pm or something

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            I’m going to see if we can move the anniversary because it turns out the 22nd is our actual day…

          • wait why are you going to South Carolina?

          • Marv

            I’m going to chase an eclipse.

    • I think Dead Weed Cancer Girl was Sublime’s best album.

      • Dead Weed Cancer Girl is a much better nickname than Fake Boob Jen, who was popular among a segment of my friends. She was referred to as FBJ.

        • When I worked in a convenience store, there was one girl that came in that was really cute but looked a lot younger than she was that we christened Please Be Eighteen.

  • http://blog.only-apartments.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/michael-fassbender-new-york3.jpg

    see…there is an intensity there.. you don’t get with Baby Goose

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      Intense and he’s made from granite…*swoon*

  • Are people REALLY that worried about going to war with North Korea? Am I really supposed to be terrified of a country that can’t feed itself and that’s so militarily strong that they have trouble getting missiles to reach Japan?

    • Also, their missile program seems to be old arcade cabinets of Space Invaders.

      • 1991 Iraq was more capable of doing damage to us than North Korea ever will be.

    • “No Days Jose” Gomez

      As long as I can go to the anime convention next month so I can post a review here

  • speakingof my man crushes.. has anyone checked out the amazon show yet.. the one C-tates JGL and some others are dubbing the voices of? Comrade Detective

  • Marv

    I am so stoked to see Thad again next week, we had such a blast last year. I just hope we don’t bother Hoss too much. Like it would be real easy for the two of us to start chatting up and just ignore poor Hoss lol

    • bring ice cream

    • I’m still sad I had to work that weekend last year.

      • Marv

        It was so much stupid fun. It would have been great to have more people but I’m also glad it was just the two of us if that makes any sense.

        • I get ya, but I would’ve fit right in.

          • Marv

            Oh you totally would have. It was ALL just the nerdiest baseball nerding out ever

          • Marv

            Thing is if I’d had another drinker there the whole thing would’ve been very different. As Thad does not partake I was scary sober that whole trip. It would have been vastly different had someone been there I could peer pressure into getting wasted hahaha

        • Now I want to meet Rudo.. send him instead

    • Hoss seems like a very difficult guy to ignore.

      • Marv

        You underestimate my ignorance sir

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      I badly want to hang out with him sometime. He’s one of my favorite people ever.

      • Marv

        He has some truly amazing stories. Stuff he never bothers to tell because they’re too crazy to believe.

        • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

          I can totally believe it.

  • Marv

    Ugh I should go talk to this lady about her day or whatever. I bet bad stuff happened at work and none of it was her fault lol

  • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

    I’m watching Daredevil Season 2 now. The Punisher is so badass. And I’m marking out so hard fit Elektra.

    Frank Miller was a Hell of a writer as a young man.

    • Thought it was a really good season even if the second half got off to a slower start

    • Dinah and I are starting season 2. We’re 2-3 episodes in.

      • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

        It gets BETTER. I think I watched the 4th and 5th episodes last night and just marked out through all of them.

        • I remember liking Season 1 more, but I liked Jessica Jones more on a rewatch than I did the first time. Once we get through everything and watch Defenders, I’m gonna do a Rank the Seasons.

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            Jessica Jones was great. I loved that one…especially because of how it dealt with a woman’s pov on rape and the power her assaulter has over her.

          • I just felt like they didn’t pace the 13 episodes well enough. It dragged a bit because they stretched out the conflict with Kilgrave a little too much.

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            I suppose. I kinda watch all these shows in fits and spurts, so I never notice the pacing.

          • Jones is so good. I loved when you finally got her and Tennant together and it was such a well done crazy screwed up dynamic

  • LETTERMAN IS COMING BACK!
    New interview show coming to netflix

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      I just saw that, too!!

  • I’m happy to see this Letterman news. it is currently listed to be 6 hour long long form interview episodes. I’m happy he wants to continue to do something as I figured he would go away and never come back like Carson

    • Carson Daily went away and never came back right?

      • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

        Uh, he’s had an NBC late night show for like 20 years.

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          Shhhh.

        • sure he did Kenny… sure he did ::pats his head::

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            I feel like Big Bird with Mr Snuffalupogus…

          • That’s actually a really good descriptor of you and Friendship…

          • At the meet up.. hey everyone here is Friendship:;:;spins around:::..where did he go?

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            Friendship is the Best and totally real! You’ve seen all those gifs he posts, right?

          • You worry me.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Me too.

  • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

    I always liked Jay Leno. Not a fan, but he always seemed so inoffensive.

    • I like my comedians to be a little offensive

      • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

        I just don’t understand the Jay Leno hate.

        • He’s got zero edge. He’s porridge.

        • Brian_Bayless

          He’s an IRL asshole

          • Marv

            He hid in a closet during network negotiations. Like that’s a REAL story lol

          • Brian_Bayless

            He’d shove his grandma off of a cliff to keep the Tonight Show

          • Marv

            That he kept doing stand up through all those years speaks to his obsession. That guy is not ok.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Gotta buy more cars I guess or do whatever it takes to avoid Mavis

          • That HBO movie The Late Shift made him a lot more sympathetic as a pawn of his agent than I think he made himself. Then the bullshit with Conan just kind of sealed the deal, though that was on NBC, too.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Leno loves to make himself feel sympathetic it seems because when he claims to have been wronged, everyone else points the fingers at him being an asshole as to why this is the case. He made an offer to Stuttering John behind Stern’s back too so he likes to sneak around and not be direct

        • Marv

          Oh. Stealing the show from Carson and then Letterman and then Conan.

          • Brian_Bayless

            What a slimy fuck.

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            Oh, true. I meant more people who get mad about his lame jokes. I mean, they’re boring, but what do I care?

    • The Silver Fox

      Always preferred Letterman to Leno. But I love Leno’s car collection.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Just helped a customer who looked like Bob Backlund if he chose to drink his way through the Hulkamania era..

  • So I guess I need to buy some Marvel dvds now that the stuff won’t be on Netflix in a couple years

  • I am really hoping for a story from the meet up that Kenny kept leaving and Friendship…who looked like kenny but was wearing a different shirt or hat or something would show up when ever Kenny went to the bathroom…

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      Why would I dress up as Friendship? Because we’re such good buds?

  • Who is Carson Daly is he the guy from Fear Factor?

    • That’s Joe Rogan.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      No. He was an MTV guy. The Fear Factor guy is the UFC guy.

    • Yes Carson Daly is the Fear Factor guy. he started as an MTV VJ and moved on to UFC

  • We didn’t have MTV until I was too old for it. We had Much Music but I never cared much for music videos and only ever really watched Rap City.

    • Our vjs were like Master T, Sook-Yin Lee, and Rick the Temp

      • Marv

        Much Music was awesome. They played BNL like five years longer than anyone should have

  • So I am not excited for 4 ore Avatar movies…….that said Cameron said Stephen Lang’s Quaritch will be the villain for all the movies… This is the only thing that gives me any interest. We were suppose to be rooting for him in the first one right?

    • I watched that picture in 3D. I remember nothing

      • Marv

        It was Pocahontas.

        Another movie you probably haven’t seen now that I think about it

      • I remember Lang running out into the planet’s atmosphere (which he can’t breath) holding his breath trying to shoot and kill the blue things..

        that and a fat gross middle age guy alone at the movie balling his eyes out over the sad love story stuff towards the end

      • Is 3D still A Thing?

        • yes but starting to be no.
          Imax is turning away from it

        • Marv

          They’ve definitely been cutting it down. The thing is 3D is actually awesome if the movie is shot for it. Avatar was sex on an IMAX screen. 99% of movies though just do a digital conversion so it all looks like Ken Burns

          • thank god 3d tv didnt take off or we would have got Ken Burns Baseball 3D

          • Marv

            Yeah that was never going to work. The idea of keeping glasses around even when single was stupid. With a toddler? LOL

        • I don’t know! Doctor Strange was available in 3D last year so probably

        • FriendshipIsTheBest!

          I’m SOOOO mad about 3D!!! I went to Best Buy to buy a 3D Blu-ray copy of King Arthur and they didn’t even have any in stock! These companies are being sneaks and trying to kill 3D home entertainment off!

  • The Silver Fox
  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    Oh no! RIP Haruo Nakajima, the original Godzilla actor!

  • My Nepalese neighbors are always concerned that The Boy doesn’t very enough rice

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    OK I’m going to admit that I totally like 3D!!! But I’m really frustrated with studios lately! First, they didn’t even give the latest Resident Evil and Underworld movies a proper 3D Blu-ray release!! Then, they didn’t give The Great Wall one either! Now, they wouldn’t release Kong: Skull Island, Ghost in the Shell, or King Arthur on 3D Blu-ray to stores!!! You have to buy them on Amazon!

    • And you don’t like buying from Amazon because you prefer to pay more at a brick and mortar?

      • FriendshipIsTheBest!

        Actually I prefer brick and mortar because (1) it gets me out of the house, (2) I can inspect the quality of the merchandise before I buy it, and (3) prices sometimes drop faster there after a few weeks (King Arthur is currently selling on Amazon for a ridiculous $37.99)!!!

        • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

          I also prefer brick & mortar! No wonder we’re such good buds!

    • RudoWakening

      You shout quite a lot.

  • RudoWakening

    Who has two thumbs, a funny voice, and doesn’t get a day off until next Saturday? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/da96478766b5558fe86bd7aaccb58713b0e8c5b1cc7961439f6a4bed6a7439b5.gif

  • Mike Mears
  • I always think Ken Burns looks and acts like Dave Foley playing a caricature of the WAY-too-into-his-work documentarian.

  • RudoWakening

    I get to spend the next many days in a respirator, regular PCs, and a burn suit over that. It’s going to be in the 80s and humid.

    • but think of all the calories you will burn

      • RudoWakening

        I just hope I don’t fall out. Burn suits are fuckin’ thick

  • I guy I know runs a skull store and apparently Baron Corbin went in today..

  • Dayman Macklin

    I’m going to give Sling TV a try now that they have a Cloud DVR system and also since they have bein sports and PSVue doesn’t. If this week trial goes well I think I will keep it instead of PSVue.

  • I can’t believe I convinced them to use Mr. Mackey from South Park on this page about Trump’s comments on kids doing drugs…

    • RudoWakening

      You’ve done enough for the day. Go ahead and head home now.

  • Marv

    I cannot wait to potty train these diapers are like wading into a swamp.

    • I’m sure you’ll figure out the big boy toilet by the time you reach 40.

      • Marv

        Edna wants to move him into a big bed and start potty training right when I get back.

        So I got a job.

        • A job you will immediately quit the day the boy is old enough to put on a baseball glove and have a catch with his Pop.

          • Marv

            Ideally by then I’ll be teaching and I’ll have summers off for baseball haha

          • LONG. TERM. PLANNING.

          • Marv

            Well…yeah lol

          • you should become a law professor I know a school that you can do whatever the fuck you want and you won’t lose your job

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            That’s every law and engineering school.

        • Our sitter took The Boy and sat him on the toilet every hour even if he said he didn’t have to go. I dunno if that would work for every kid, but he was completely trained in a few days.

          • Marv

            Yeah I’m letting someone else do it I’m taking a break lol

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Hot damn. New World Famous Flea Market.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    🎶The possible dream
    Finale of seem
    The moment that some call eternal that some call insane
    Now helmets on each head awaiting the first lead
    The pageant is named the pencil rain🎶

  • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

    Destroyer’s new album is called “Ken.” I think it was meant to be!!

  • hmm seems slow around here but anyway I’m going to tell you about the shit show I work in. I work as a school of higher education. I think the background info you need is I work in the tech department.. we are in charge of the exam software used for exams and the office of student affairs is in charge of the whole exam process.

    So we have summer final exams sporadically through out the summer and that is really annoying but I digress. One of our professors who is a train wreck of a human being, students don’t like this person by the end of the class, their office is a hoarders paradise to the point they hog a conference room for any meetings with students instead of using their office, at some point got their date of their final exam wrong.. they thought it was for today when it was actually for yesterday. this came to light some time last week where I was part of one of the email chains. The short version of all this is the Prof. did not want to tell their students they made a mistake and instead wanted the exam date changed to today. Student Affairs said no. She said what difference does it matter I want it when I want it. They said no. It went higher up the food change to the dean of students. This person said no. The prof said but I want what I want. The Dean of students said fine…….but our office isn’t going to run this exam and you are on your own.

    I’m not sure how all this translates to someone outside of this whole process but the gist of it is when there is an exam it takes place in the classroom (for people with their own computers) and the computer lab (for people who don’t have a laptop or don’t want to take it on their laptop). basically what went down tonight was when a student in the lab had a question. The proctor would call student affairs..student affairs would say.. we aren’t running that exam…..send the student to the classroom to ask their question of the proctor the Professor assigned.

    When the student got back they were like….I spent like 5 minutes doing this.. I want an extra 5 minutes.
    The proctor called student affairs………student affairs said…. send the student down to the classroom and ask the proctor if they should get extra time.

    THIS IS NOT REAL LIFE!

    • THIS IS WHAT WE’RE BURYING OURSELVES IN DEBT FOR.

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      Too bad it’s not run like engineering school. Professors there can do anything they like. Like, one thing every prof I had did was have a final test the week before the actual finals. And then just to be evil bastards, they’d have them at weird times. One prof had his at 6 AM and it was 2 hours. His final the next week for 4 hours. Another prof has his final test at midnight to 2 AM and then his final was a 6 hour marathon the next week.

      • wow that sucks…..but yeah theologically there are suppose to be rules at our school…the problem is no one in authority has the balls to actually hold anyone accountable be it prof or student

        • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

          No one would ever hold law or engineering profs to rules. It would break the system.

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      I didn’t realize it was law school. They’re bastards, too. Both engineering and law schools just dick around students because they can.

      • well the students get away with everything here

        • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

          Really? I’m surprised. That’s uncommon.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    One pint down. Should I go for two?

  • If you missed my Sat. morning love fest for Roxette

  • BTW if you wondered if I changed my mind about not drinking tonight…. always assume I’m drinking if I post 80s music

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      You deserve it after your story.

    • I heard this song once in the 1980s and it’s been my representative song of that decade ever since.

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

    ” Disney will pull its movies from Netflix and start its own ”

    hmmmmm

  • Here’s what I listened to in the 1980s.

    https://youtu.be/S7Jw_v3F_Q0

  • Everyone thinks of the Top Gun Ballad “take my breath away” with the band Berlin but this is their best song

  • Marv

    *toots*

  • Hulk: You can eat all the chicken necks you want you want sika….. but you won’t be able to take a bite out of these 24 inch pythons. tonight the hunter becomes the hunted and cross over that great territorial divide and enter my jungle

  • going to bed now

  • Jesus, this was not an easy second edition

    • What’s a second edition?

      • We put out three editions of the paper every day, for different distribution areas. The second edition, or the Sports Final, is the one with the shortest turn-around time. Usually, it’s just clean-up and small changes. Today, it was a lot of shit to do in 45 minutes.

        • Really? Like you don’t just print one paper per day and then get started on tomorrow’s paper?

          • Marv

            Yeah the news changes as the day goes on. In the good old days a person would buy the early edition on the way to work and a different edition on the way home that had updates on everything that happened while you were in the coal mine or whatever people did back when everything was black and white

        • The Professor

          whats the third?

          • The Sports Final Replate.

            When I started the three editions were the One-Star, the Racing Final and the Sports Final. We phased out the Racing Final last year and just used the Sports Final and the Sports Final Replate (which was used for emergency changes) for the last two editions.

            Losing the Racing Final was sad. It’s the edition my grandfather used to read.

          • The Professor

            just curious: so what happens if there is something major at like 10pm like a death of an important person?

          • 10pm? Oh man, that’s easy street. Depending on the importance of the person, we’d probably change the front page and rearrange some stories to get it in. If we have a prewrite on the obit (we have a lot of them), we’d be able to get it in for the SF. If not, we’d do something small for the SF and then redo things bigger for the SFR.

          • The Professor

            so you already have the obit for trump, oprah, pope francis?

          • Most likely, yeah. Definitely for Trump and Oprah. I’d say it’s a 75% yes on Francis.

  • Chest is still a bit small here

    http://i.imgur.com/nPyF6.jpg

  • Marv

    I wonder how far we are from a company like Time Warner cutting a deal with all the services and selling a discounted package that includes Netflix/Amazon/Hulu/Disney/HBO or something and we’re right back to the beginning again.

  • Alright, just finished up the next Big Steaming Pile column! CONTENT CREATED.

  • Marv

    Crashing early again, I’m loving be able to actually fall asleep and stay asleep

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Hehe. This lady looks like Alf.

    • …the hell are you watching?

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        God stuff.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Okay, I take that back. This broad looks like Alf and Jan Terri combined.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    It just dawned on me that I’m watching some sort of “Jews for Jesus” racket….

  • Instead of doing work for the next two hours, I will A) look to see if anyone I know wants a job here, B) watch Sports Night, C) read and post the Big Steaming Pile and D) set up tomorrow’s open thread.

    And maybe I’ll fit some work in there, too.

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    Hey guys! Why is so dead in here and the other site? Is it because school started?

    • I was thinking about that today that it’s weird. The night thread used to be hopping until the wee hours over there, and now that there’s two boards they both just die right off early.

      • I blame the heat.

        • FriendshipIsTheBest!

          The temperature outside or the heat between the sites?

          • The temperature. Sweatiness is not conducive to friendliness.

          • FriendshipIsTheBest!

            Hmmm. Marv’s air conditioner did break on him last week!

        • It’s probably Marv’s fault.

    • The Professor

      well I definitely will be posting a lot less starting next week due to work

    • Facts

      Sorry I was up to no good in West Philly.

  • Facts
    • Dayman Macklin

      Hey I’m reading that as well!

    • Been forever since I read that.

  • Anybody here wanna be a layout editor at the NYDN? How many of the BoD’s newspaper peeps ventured over here?

  • Facts

    I am severly itchy from high anxiety.

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    Hey Ferrari! Can I have a column called Friendship’s Tips?

  • “No Days Jose” Gomez

    Josh Brolin looks cool as Cable

  • Facts

    I k

  • Dayman Macklin

    I’m reading It and I find myself hating Henry Bowers and Bev’s husband more than I hate the child killing Pennywise the Clown.

  • Alright, I’m going home.

  • I’m wide awake at 420a! But I don’t wanna be!

    Fuck.