Geekery Release Friday – August 11

Annnnnnnd we’re back! It’s Friday, so you know what that means. Time for new movies and music.

In theaters, the selection of new flicks runs the gamut. Want comedy? Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen star in INGRID GOES WEST. Think The Cable Guy, but with millennials and social media.

Looking for horror? ANNEBELLE: CREATIONthe fourth film in The Conjuring series, will explore how the possessed doll Annabelle’s reign of terror began.

If you want some summer drama, check out THE GLASS CASTLEBased on Jeannette Walls’ 2005 memoir, it depicts the author’s unconventional, poverty-stricken upbringing. The film stars Bree Larson and Woody Harrelson.

For new albums, the biggest release of the week is the return of Kesha, with RAINBOW. Her first record since her ongoing legal battle against Dr. Luke, it finds the singer embracing a live, soulful sound.

There’s also the bluesy-folk of Australian musician Paul Kelly. His new album, LIFE IS FINE, is his 23rd full-length release. It’s also his first solo album of original material since 2012.

Other fresh tunes include the punk of Downtown Boys’ COST OF LIVING, the Americana of POOR DAVID’S ALMANACK by David Rawlings, and the pop of Bebe Rexha’s ALL YOUR FAULT: PT. 2

So that’s what’s happening out in the world. What’s going on in here? Comment below.

  • Once again, many thanks to Joe for putting the Friday thread together.

  • All three of the usual anchors on CBS This Morning – Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King – are off today. It’s like there’s no reason to watch this show right now.

  • Fucking cats meowing their asses off.

    YOU FURRY LITTLE COCKSUCKERS GET FED TWICE A FUCKING DAY EVERY FUCKING DAY. STFU!!!

    Fuck.

  • RudoWakening

    It seems like my work this weekend is going to be goddamn busy work, which seems like a colossal waste of time and money

  • Wife: “So you’re only getting together with these guys Sunday, right?”

    No, I was going out with them on Friday, too.

    *glare*

    “So you’re only getting together with them on Sunday… RIGHT?”

    Um… yes…?

    • Gotta keep your pimp hand strong.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Tell her you want to show your friends what REAL NY pizza is all about.

    • or……….hey I want to do this one special thing with my friends I never get to see and you are going to let me do that because you love me right?

    • Comdukakis

      tell her it’s once a year and take a chill pill

      • Shhhhh! You’re all gonna get me in TROUBLE! JESUS! You guys all need to chill the fuck out, ok? God…

    • My wife has her moments, but this would definitely not be an issue for her.

      But my wife doesn’t knit, and doesn’t make lawyer money, so you win some and you lose some.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Joe is good at the updates.

    #ApprovedIndeed

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

    Whatever your political allegiance, I think we can all agree that no one should have to set aside an entire day just to deal with government bureaucracy.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Could you be less vague please?

      • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

        I had to spend an entire day at a government office in 35 degree heat just to update the address on my national ID card.

        • Comdukakis

          that seems like Trump’s fault. Tightening restrictions on things to suppress immigration and voting

        • Matt_InGeeked

          That sucks.

    • Sometimes, you get trapped inside the DMV and have to spend TWO days dealing with it.

  • HAIRCUT DAY!

  • Mikey

    Joe seems like a good dude. Why doesn’t he post?!?

    • Matt_InGeeked

      He does every once in awhile.

    • He just doesn’t post as Joe.

    • Oceanwalk

      I shall clear up the mystery! This is Joe! I post as Oceanwalk. I’ve posted a few times in the past and hope to post more in the future.

  • As you all know Ferrari has said repeatedly and often DON’T TALK WRESTLING HERE!..however as I wait for today’s G1 to end so I can start watching it..I can say I have loved watching it but so glad to see the finish line this weekend.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    I’m in a good mood today. Found what looks to be a high-end daycare/pre-k and scheduling an appointment to take a tour. The impeccable education that I will give this child that I will no doubt spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on begins soon.

  • The Silver Fox
  • The Silver Fox

    I also need to get my haircut. I’ve let it go too long since my last one and my hair is starting to look like Larry’s of The Three Stooges.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car” seems kind of….I don’t know…..Serial Killer-y.

    • Comdukakis

      from anyone but Billy ocean

    • Mikey

      Imagine if Hoss sang that song.

  • Mikey

    High Five

    • Comdukakis

      self high five

  • Daily Hollywood Headline Roundup: Early Edition
    Glow has been renewed for a second season Maron seemed excited about the possibility since this season should focus more on running a wrestling company with the girls wrestling more and him becoming more of wrestling promoter.

    Seth Meyers is rebooting The Munsters for some reason. (The updated series will feature the family trying to stay true to themselves while living in hipster haven of Brooklyn.) This sounds terrible

    As you probably already know originally Katrina was going to be the American Crime Story follow up to OJ.. but luckily every seemed to realize that doesn’t seem fun so we are getting Assassination of Gianni Versace instead. Katrina is still happening but is being “overhauled and re imagined”.

    Hannibal might be coming back details of where have not come out though.

    Del Toro’s Role in the Last Jedi a dodgy codebreaker who doesn’t fight for any side and is only out for himself

    James Cameron is getting the rights back to Terminator Cameron will produce and Tim Miller (director of deadpool) will direct. IT also seems like Arnold is likely to play a human character as the inspiration for the terminator design.

    After a couple months off after finishing Avengers 3 production on Avengers 4 has begun.

    And that’s the latest Hot Gos from Hollyweird back to you Ferrari

    • Comdukakis

      enough with the remakes and reboots. One awful rumor is “The Office” with none of the original cast and a different company. As someone joked, that’s not a reboot of the office, it is “An Office”

    • The pitch for The Munsters sounds like a bad 12:45 SNL sketch

    • The Polish Hammer

      I read that Schwarzenegger said something about the next Terminator movie starts filming in spring. But Tim Miller is already attached to direct an adaptation of William Gibson’s “Neuromancer” as his next project. Maybe he finishes that by spring but that doesn’t leave much time for planning a shooting schedule for a Terminator movie, unless Cameron does all the planning and storyboards and just gives Miller a few camera operators to film the damn thing.

  • Marv
    • someone was real excited about my Hollywood Headline Roundup

    • Comdukakis

      that’s going to give me a seizure

  • Diddly

    I saw the trailer for Ingrid Goes West before a bunch of summer movies and it looks weird. Like, I’d want to see it, but not pay money to see it, you know?

    • I feel that way about most movies.

    • Comdukakis

      that’s what rentals are for (or whatever the kids call it)

  • Comdukakis

    in light of Trump and North Korea and the contest for has a smaller penis, we should all listen to Billy Joel and “We didn’t start the fire”

    • didn’t we???????? didn’t we?

      • DAJackson7

        Saw a piece last night that Bill Clinton gave the North 5b and two nuclear reactors in the 90’s…so like everything we brought this on ourselves….

        • Comdukakis

          typical. We armed Iran, Iraq, the Taliban, the list goes on and on

        • Yeah I said here before. I’m not saying trump is handling this as best as someone could obviously. But he is having to deal with it because everyone before him kept passing it on to the next guy and trump is the one stuck with them finally figuring out how to blow stuff up

          • Comdukakis

            that’s a fair assessment. The problem is Trump is the worst guy left to handle it

          • not arguing with that

          • The Silver Fox

            I think he’s also feeling some heat from Mueller’s investigations.

          • Comdukakis

            oh yeah. Every President ever has used war as a distraction tactic

          • You know how we deal with North Korea? Send Dennis Rodman over, rig him to explode when he’s close to Kim Jung Un. We’ve solved several problems here, folks.

          • Comdukakis

            do we tell Rodman?

          • God no

          • ProjectBlue

            I feel he’s already packed with explosives so I’d guess we’d have to to know where to put ours

    • Marv

      My feelings are mixed. On one hand Trump scares me, on the other 25 million people have been enslaved for like 50 years and if it takes a blowhard like him for us to finally do something about it I’m kind of ok with that.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        I don’t have a problem with it as long as other countries are involved. We shouldn’t have to police the world all the time.

        • Marv

          The whole world will be involved. This isn’t another Iraq. All of Western Civilization will go along with us and China

          • Matt_InGeeked

            If we don’t preemptively do it, yes.

            NK needs to shoot something off somewhere close and then we’ll have everyone behind us.

          • Marv

            Even preemptively we’ll be fine as long as China is involved too.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            We’ll see how committed they are soon, I’d wager.

        • Comdukakis

          driving around I always daydream the huge things we could do if we slashed our defense budget and stopped policing the world. fixing roads, bridges, cheaper college, healthcare, the list goes on and on

      • Comdukakis

        it’s a dick measuring contest though between Trump and Jong. Since it’s korea and their stunted growth and shoddy nutrition, Trump probably wins

        • Marv

          Right but it’s been a dick measuring contest between the Kims and every single President since 1965. And no other President was fragile enough to fall for it. I say we fall for it. We’re going to have to fall for it sooner or later.

          In all this freaking out and worry about war it’s funny no one is mentioning that Obama failed big time with this. They have a warhead six months after he’s out of office.

          • Comdukakis

            oh go to FB and you’ll see plenty of folks talking Obama. Same folks who blame him for everything, but in this case they may have something

          • Marv

            I mean, they were obviously going to get their nuke at some point anyway but this really doesn’t speak well to his “ah just ignore them” strategy.

            It’s 25 million fucking people. Something has to be done.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Only now, when they are threatening us.

          • Marv

            And before that they were threatening Japan, who we would have instantly defended anyway.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Just saying, we’ve had 50 years to do something for those 25 million people, and nothing from anyone, until now.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Like everything else that builds up over time, it comes to a head and you have to eventually acknowledge the problem.

          • Marv

            Right, that’s my frustration! Ideally we’d have done it during Obama because world opinion would have been better (and we know he can operate a war, just check out his Nobel Peace Prize)

          • Matt_InGeeked

            To be fair to Obama, they’ve been working on the warhead since they became their own country.


  • Seth Myers and Leslie Jones watching GoT…
    worth it alone because Jones is rocking a Def Leppard shirt

    • I want to watch GoT with Jones

      • ProjectBlue

        It’d be fun to rewatch but that’d drive me crazy on a first run ep

        • yeah.. though I will admit we were both acting like her during the dragon stuff last sunday

    • ProjectBlue

      “I can’t remember. I’m on the same stuff as Bran” Ha

  • Marv
  • I have found my third mod!

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    I don’t know, everyone seems to agree that playing nice with North Korea hasn’t worked and agrees that they’re getting more and more dangerous. The real problem is Trump and his action-movie star ad-libbing. This ain’t Rambo V, stick to the fucking script, asshole.

    • Oh, North Korea needs to be smacked down, but the guy leading the army smacking them down probably shouldn’t be having a pissing match while doing it.

    • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

      How are they getting more dangerous? They still don’t have ICBMs and most likely never will.

      • Marv

        …they successfully tested one last month

        • And announced they would be launching them into Guam this month

        • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

          “Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis says the North American Aerospace Defense Command “determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America.”

          http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/28/540008218/north-korea-h-ballistic-missile-seoul-and-the-pentagon-say

          • Marv

            Read the headline…

          • The Polish Hammer

            Just like everything else stamped “Made in Korea”, it’ll fall apart before it can do anything useful.

          • Marv

            They don’t actually want to hit us with a nuke anyway, that isn’t their intention. The Kims were never grand thinkers bent on world domination, they just want South Korea back.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Are you trying to say the Daewoo is not a reliable car?

          • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

            “North Korea says”

          • Marv

            Right and then the article is littered with quotes saying it was an ICBM and the test was successful and the west coast is now in range.

            And this article is from a month ago…

          • Even if they’re lying about what they have, announcing publicly that they’re going to attack a US Territory is so bugfuck crazy, that they MUST have something up their sleeve. Every day, Kim Jong Un becomes more and more a Batman villain.

        • ProjectBlue

          Like Qyburn’s scorpion, they only had the one

  • Half a day at work, then a haircut, then out with The Wife tonight. Also took Monday off so this is a long weekend!

  • ProjectBlue

    CNBC just saying Marvel/Star Wars still being negotiated between Disney/Netflix.

    • The price of Netflix is going up by another buck here soon. 10.99 is getting to the not worth it to me price point. It was cool at 8 bucks a month but 11 dollars is a lot of money for television.

      • ProjectBlue

        At least $1 every 2-3 years is somewhat palatable. But yeah, I’m near my max of what I’d be willing to pay for too, especially in their binge model. Reason I’m actually paying for HBO now is to avoid spoilers. Can’t really do that as easy when they drop everything at once and might as well dl interesting stuff at that point

        • Marv

          They could kick it up to $25 a month and I’d still feel like it was a steal.

          • ProjectBlue

            Oh, it would be especially compared to cable but probably once they hit $15+ a month my cheapness would override

          • If they had like every show ever then sure, but the whole thing (for me, perhaps not for you) is that cable was not a good value. If I need to spend cable money just to get shows through a different delivery system then again, the value isn’t there for me.

          • Marv

            I get that for you guys for sure. I have Prime/Hulu/Netflix and cable and its still not enough. I like media.

          • ProjectBlue

            Prime needs to clean up it’s UI, I use it but not that often so part of it is just not being familiar with it but they need to better separate actual Included with Prime stuff vs rentals vs add ons vs whatever

          • Marv

            Yeah they’re positively WWE Networkian in terms of not making their new stuff easy to get to

          • FriendshipIsTheBest!

            I actually think WWE is more user friendly than Prime! Plus Prime doesn’t have the Halloween episode of Unsolved Mysteries, so there’s that against them too…

          • Prime is terrible. The user interface is complete shit.

          • Comdukakis

            they don’t want to. They want you to see stuff and then begrudgingly pay for it

          • ProjectBlue

            They don’t know me then

          • Comdukakis

            me too. same setup. I like to have options and I need the cable for sports as well

          • Marv

            If MLB would stop this local black out horse shit I’d walk away from cable but…

      • Comdukakis

        soon we’ll be paying for 6, 7, 10 different streaming services as Disney will have one, Viacom, Universal/NBC, Fox, HBO, then you have the catch all Amazon, Hulu, Netflix types.

        • FriendshipIsTheBest!

          I’ve been predicting this for years, Com! It’s the main reason I still buy Blu rays!

          • ProjectBlue

            Movies pop on and off them too often too. So I end up snagging an “archive” copy for my plex server of stuff I know I’ll watch a bunch

          • FriendshipIsTheBest!

            Exactly! Plus I’ve noticed studios burying films sometimes, like when the old Superman films went OOP when Man of Steel was coming out! They can’t come to your house and take back your DVD or Blu ray, though!

          • Comdukakis

            oh me too. cord cutters drive me crazy when they preach the gospel of cord cutting. I have been telling them for a few years the gravy train was ending. This Disney thing may show them the light.

      • The Polish Hammer

        Another buck won’t break the bank for me but I still can’t bring myself to subscribe to their UHD service. Most of their 4K offerings are stand-up comedy shows. And I have no desire to see most of those people in ultra high-def.

        • I still have an old school crt tv. I’m not sure how many K’s that’s has but probably not many.

    • Diddly

      Hey cool, Netflix can retain the rights to Civil War and Rogue One and never add any of the other movies!

  • Diddly

    LOL. Texas A&M just announced that water bottles will be priced at $2 each this year, and they’ll be selling “value packs” with 4 sodas, 4 hot dogs, and popcorn for $25 at football games this year. Guess nobody was buying the $6 water bottles, $5 hot dogs, or $10 popcorns.

    • Comdukakis

      you had me at “LOL, Texas A&M”

    • ProjectBlue

      Wish more places would follow suit. Prices are out of control for the average family at that kind of stuff

      • Comdukakis

        that’s one thing I like about the small arena WWE house shows I attend. I can get a 18 oz soda for 2 or 3 bucks. Same drink is 8 or 9 dollars at a Tigers game

        • Diddly

          I went to a Houston Texans game last year and the only sodas they sold were the $9 “collectible souvenir” cups. I don’t even want that much to drink!

      • DAJackson7

        The new Falcons stadium is doing it right for once…hopefully everyone does that

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    Good morning guys! Here’s a pic of me getting ready for a fine day!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2513e64d60ec73555d1864724e511f7abc00436f443651ec43acc59cbe9622a5.gif

    • ProjectBlue

      YOU BASTARD. I used that brush today!

      • FriendshipIsTheBest!

        Sharing is caring!

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Oh shit! Thriller just came on Spotify!

    https://media.giphy.com/media/8efnmZW83vqXm/giphy.gif

  • Matt_InGeeked

    @stevenferrari:disqus So who’s the 3rd mod?

    If it’s someone I don’t like, I’m protesting.

    • Marv
      • Matt_InGeeked

        “The Geekery can STICK IT, BROTHER!”

      • Diddly

        hey no wrestling allowed

        • Matt_InGeeked

          Hogan is a crossover star.

          Um, I mean, HAVE YOU SEE SANTA WITH MUSCLES?!

        • Marv

          You can’t censor me, I’m a bit of a bad ass

        • FriendshipIsTheBest!

          Actually Ferrari said yesterday that we can talk wrestling as much as we want to! So…that Roman Reigns sure does suck, huh, guys?

    • It’s Joe, dude.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Oh. He’s barely on. Alright.

        • And he doesn’t know any of you, so he can objectively ban Friendship

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Well, I like this idea already!

    • FriendshipIsTheBest!

      I’m hereby withdrawing my name from candidacy for third mod! Because I have to spend time with my friends on the BOD too! I’ve been neglecting them…

      • You should spend more time there.

        • FriendshipIsTheBest!

          I know, but I have to spend time with my friends here too, so it’s hard…

    • Facts
  • Matt_InGeeked

    They have a Harry Potter themed bar in Toronto. I want to go to Canada.

  • DAJackson7

    I should have brought the Switch to work today……..

    • Matt_InGeeked

      ….To beat someone?

      • DAJackson7

        I think the wife would get mad if i broke it…she plays that damn thing every night..I’m just sitting here bored and the firewall banned sporcle here so there goes my time killer.

    • Just go cut one from a tree.

  • Facts
    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      What is that…thing on his head?!?

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    Hey guys I watched Central Intelligence last night and found the Rock really relatable in it! You know, tough, manly guy that’s into friendship!

  • I’m a little disappointed with the internet

  • Matt_InGeeked

    CBS has an interview with Berkowitz on the 40th anniversary of the Son of Sam killings.

    Why is this asshole still alive?

    I guess I’m not a liberal when it comes to putting down serial killers.

    • Life in prison is worse than getting to end it all

      • Matt_InGeeked

        He shouldn’t be allowed to exist.

        • Comdukakis

          see Gandalf’s quote on Gollum in LOTR.
          not to mention I’m just not comfortable with the risk one innocent person is executed. too many exonerated for crimes these days

  • I looked for a meme I figured had to be out there and it’s not. now i have to photoshop it

  • Facts
  • WorldWide Duck

    Ello, folks!

    • Marv

      Mornin!

    • FriendshipIsTheBest!

      Good morning Duck!!!! How are you?

      • WorldWide Duck

        I’m great!

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Hi.

    • Duck.

  • OK world here is a meme that should have been out there.

    Walder Frey…. do you know what you get for orchestrating the Red Wedding? Do you know what you did Walder Frey???? YOU JUST MADE THE LIST!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16f625c05bec71b1bba0e918bfe5cabc406c5b7f73b56c690dca6d8e2b7ce4a0.jpg

  • WorldWide Duck

    Got a fresh new cut yesterday. Buzzed the sides and back of my head and left four inches on top to be combed to one side or back!

    I think it might one day grow into Bryce Harper hair.

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      Sounds ducky.

    • Brian_Bayless
    • Diddly

      It’s a trendy, hip hairstyle! I myself think about getting that cut, but my cheeks are too chubby to pull it off

      • WorldWide Duck

        I’m trying to keep my beard the same length as the sides of my head.

        Lady Duck says I am being ridiculous.

    • DAJackson7

      Not doing the mullet? Damn.

  • Marv

    I don’t know how Shape of You by The Sheer is supposed to qualify as a road song

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Or a song.

      • Marv

        Oh boo The Sheer is a tremendous musician.

        • Matt_InGeeked

          That song is fucking terrible though.

    • Mikey

      “The Sheer” LOL

  • Matt_InGeeked

    You know a name I never heard of before I moved to the south? Vornie.

    Dafuq is wrong with these rednecks….

    • Marv

      Probably an homage to Jim.

    • Comdukakis

      you should hear some of the crazy names in flint. apparently put “La” in front of anything creates a girl’s name and “Ja” a boy’s name.

      • Marv

        Had my son been black we were going to name him JaJoshua

        • Comdukakis

          that’s JaWrong

          • Marv

            Ja mayve there are lots a Svedes in Mitchigan

      • That seems fairly common with black culture. “De” + name too.

    • That’s a person’s name?

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    There’s a serious lag time for new comments around here today…

    • Facts

      Sorry!

      *pedals faster*

    • Comdukakis

      that is a trick just used on you to discourage posting

    • Mikey

      Maybe your friend Kenny can start posting more.

      • FriendshipIsTheBest!

        Kenny is a good poster!

  • I can honestly say I never considered Vornie for either boy. I did push Blackbeard.

    • Marv

      I pushed for Plaxico for months. I just think it would be funny to have a lily white baby named Plaxico, and if it ruins his life, who cares right?

      • The song A Boy Named Sue says differently

      • First name Blackbeard, second name Awesome. I pushed this until we were literally in labor at the hospital. No dice.

        • Marv

          I had no time for jokes during labor I was busy projectile vomiting.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            We had a C-section. It was all very clean and exciting.

          • We have birth control it’s even cleaner and we sleep at night

          • Matt_InGeeked

            That it is even cleaner!

          • Marv

            I puked a lot that day lol

            On the way there I pulled over and vomited in a parking lot while Edna was yelling at me like “Hellloooooo it’s not about you today…”

          • Matt_InGeeked

            I wish that day was filmed in front of a live studio audience.

            And I was in the audience.

          • you should have made her drive the rest of the way

          • Marv

            I was very dizzy!

          • I never really felt sick. I was in the thick of it, holding her leg up and the whole bit.

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    I’ve got a meeting this afternoon! I don’t want to go, I want to hang out with you guys!!!

    • It’s fine.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Maybe Kenny can sub for you?

      • Comdukakis

        strangely enough I think Kenny has a meeting too

      • FriendshipIsTheBest!

        That would be awesome, Matt…

  • Just downloaded Starfire for Injustice 2. These DLC characters take forever.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Nope. I won’t do it. Give me the whole game because you won’t get another penny out of me. I have never and will never pay for expansion packs/DLCs. NO.

      • I’ll get an expansion if it’s more game like with Last of Us or the up coming Uncharted

        • Matt_InGeeked

          Nope. I will wait until there’s a “here’s the whole game” edition on discount.

          • but if you already got the first one

          • New story mode, different fighter list

          • normally I fit into this as I tend to buy games late so the game of the year or ultimate edition or whatever is normally out but like I got uncharted with my system and want the new game when it comes out

      • I’m ok with it in a fighting game. You don’t need the DLC to get through the story mode. That’s what’s important to me. ADDING to the story mode via DLC is total bullshit.

  • Diddly

    I need to buy like 3 new pairs of shoes

    • I find one new pair at a time does me fine

    • Matt_InGeeked

      And put them on at the same time?

      TIL Diddly is part spider.

    • I only own three pairs of shoes. Hiking boots, dress shoes, sandals. Also Crocs.

    • DAJackson7

      I only own 4. Why you need so many. I have nice trainers, trainers to mow in, cowboys beets and steel toe boots….

      • Diddly

        My workout shoes are 4 years old and falling apart, and my casual shoes are 3 years old and really worn out

        • DAJackson7

          Dang,…i usually wear my boots everywhere, hence why trainers last so long.

          • Diddly

            I should buy some Wolverines or Timberlands, I could probably get away with wearing them in my office (business casual dress code)

          • DAJackson7

            i wear cowboys boots in the office. hahaha

      • Blackjack Jowalsen

        Cowboy boots are great, wearing jeans with boots is “dressing up” if you just wear a collard shirt with it.

        • DAJackson7

          Yep, that’s what i do

    • ProjectBlue

      My current sneakers are 15 years old and the bottoms have been gorilla glued back on…ProjectCheap!

      • DAJackson7

        Nice! i just bought my first pair in 14 years a couple weeks ago cause Louise made me..but they are way more comfortable

  • A-kickin and a-gougin’
    In the mud, and the blood, and the beer

    • Comdukakis

      Here’s your wrecking ball

      • I don’t get it.

        • Comdukakis

          mud and the blood is a line from springsteen’s song wrecking Ball

          • The Silver Fox

            Also from Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue”.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    This chick loves horses, Jesus, Elvis, but lives in Reseda?

    That redneck lives in Birmingham, Tom.

  • Blackjack Jowalsen

    Well, this new school year is looking better and better. On top of being split to two different campuses, at my main campus, I will have a quadruple stacked class (Latin 1, 2, 3, & 4 in the same class, at the same time). I don’t know what the fuck they expect me to do with that.

    • ProjectBlue

      Isn’t it fun? One of my schools is combining the wack-a-doo classes together. The kids that are separate from each other because they attack each other. But sure, throw them all in a room together while their aides huddle in the corner doing dick all

    • Does that mean 4 different lesson plans for four different levels of student in the same room at the same time?

      • Blackjack Jowalsen

        Yes, and one of them is a god damned year one class that does’t know anything and that I somehow have to keep on the same pace as a class period that is dedicated solely to Latin 1.

        • That’s… holy shit… that seems ridiculous.

        • ProjectBlue

          Any tech in room? Can you rotate through groups on Rosetta stone or an equivalent while you teach another group?

          • Blackjack Jowalsen

            I don’t know yet. Usually there is at least one day a week in the computer lab. I have no idea about in the class room itself.

    • Diddly

      Oh man. In high school I had French 3 which was in the same class as 3-4 people taking French 4, and that was insane as a student. Yours will obviously be even worse.

  • Marv

    My son is completely unobservant and is just having a normal day like nothing’s up.

    Meanwhile the dog is watching me pack a suitcase and going into a panic because she knows what this means.

    • it’s funny how dumb dogs can be but know that… even if the last time was like 6 months ago

      • Marv

        I think dogs are far smarter than we give them credit for. She’s basically babysat before on her own lol

        • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

          *calls DCFS*

    • Comdukakis

      you move a single piece of furniture my cat freaks out. She thinks we are moving houses.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      I have no idea how I would handle being away from TI for 2 weeks. I could deal for maybe 4 or 5 days, but it would be pretty hard after that.

      • Marv

        Oh I’ll definitely have a nervous breakdown or two. Last year’s freak out was truly a spectacle.

        • ::fingers crossed:: please not in indy….please not in indy

          • Marv

            Nah it’s always more private than that. Usually it’s several dozen messages to both my wife and Ferrari like “I DON’T EVEN WANT TO DO THIS ANYMOOOOOOOORE” it’s all very mature lol

          • ProjectBlue

            “Why did you talk me in to this?”

          • Marv

            In this case that will actually work too! This trip was cancelled there for about two weeks before my wife talked me back into it.

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      Our cats do this. It’s endearing and infuriating. Dude, sitting on my suitcase isn’t going to prevent me from leaving, move.

  • Diddly

    I hope Mister E Mahn is at least wearing New Japan Crocs!

    http://www.wrestlecrap.com/sbt/someone-bought-this-new-japan-pro-wrestling-crocs-shoes/

  • Devin Harris

    I haven’t owned any boots in 20 years. Spent my whole check on a pair of Timberlands in high school

    • Marv

      I still have the pair of Doc Martens I got my senior year of high school, they’ve lasted forever and ever. I needed them so I could be cool and go into mosh pits and not get my tootsies stepped on. No respect for the toots at those concerts.

      • Devin Harris

        A coworker tried to talk me into the mosh pit thing about 15 years ago. I respectfully declined.

        • Marv

          You’d be a lot better at it than I am.

          • Devin Harris

            The randomness of it takes away any size advantage. You can catch an elbow at any time and boom it’s over just like that. Like an RKO

          • Marv

            I always had a lot of fun because I’m quick as fuck to duck lol

            90% of my experiences in a pit were being bumped around and then a big dude would usually offer to kick me up on top to surf to the stage. That shit is fun as hell, until you get to the stage anyway.

          • Devin Harris

            I’ve always wanted to crowd surf, but I’m not sure a crowd would be cool with supporting a 300lb man

          • Marv

            Haha yeah it’s a lot easier when you’re half that. It’s a blast until the stage, then usually the security guys pull you down and they inevitably drag you down onto the main bar of the security fence and that shit KILLS the ribs.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        You and your tootsies sound hardcore.

    • DAJackson7

      I probably haven’t worn anything but boots in over twenty years….i think i watched to much Dukes of hazzard growing up considering my wardrobe

      • Devin Harris

        I just never had much use for them. Sneakers are much more practical for me

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Karma Chameleon is a good song.

    • Marv

      I’m watching a video and paying attention to the lyrics for the first time and…yeah it’s awesome

  • Devin Harris

    Marv, why are you going to Columbia?

    • Marv

      So if I leave straight for the bar Sunday night at like 8-9 p.m. and plow as fast as possible to Columbia I can see a full solar eclipse at 1:23 p.m. the next afternoon.

      So it’s a batshit insane plan which is of course my game.

      • Devin Harris

        Is Columbia the only place you can see it?

        • Marv

          It’s the closest drive from Manhattan

          • Devin Harris

            I’m all confused. You mean it’s the closest route getting from Columbia to New York?

          • Marv

            From New York to Columbia, the eclipse will go in a small path across the continent from the Oregon Coast to Georgia that Monday afternoon.

          • Devin Harris

            Ah. Gotcha.

          • It’s the closest spot where you can see the eclipse from New York

      • I love how you basically just wrecked the main get together of the weekend plans.

        • Marv

          How so? We have all goddamn day on Sunday and its not like we have to be there for the hours of SumSla.

          I can leave as late as midnight depending on how much construction is happening on I-95

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Probably a lot….like usual. lol

          • Marv

            There are two other routes that are basically the same mileage on the more inland freeways. It will all depend.

            This also of course depends on my managing to not get too drunk through a full day hanging out with the group so really…I mean hopefully people take great pictures of the eclipse…

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Currently, I have 2 pair of Nikes, a pair of sandals, one pair of work shoes, a pair of sperrys for casual settings, and a pair of Stacey Adams for fancy shit like funerals and weddings and business thingies.

    • Diddly

      I have 2 pairs of dress shoes that are getting dogged out due to every day use, some Nike running shoes I use for the gym that are 4 years old, some Vans that are getting old, and some Nike skate shoes that are also getting old

    • Marv

      One pair of Nikes, two pairs of Vans high tops, two pairs of Vans low tops, my Doc Martens from oldie days, a pair of weird yellow leather shoes that I only own for when we dress in colors for Mariners games, two pairs of dress shoes and a pair of flippy floppers.

  • Hey guys what’s up over here? things are a bit intense over there

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Shoes and Marv’s traveling plans.

    • ProjectBlue

      Dougie’s like a pig in shit with virtually no mods at the other place

      • Marv

        He acted normal for like six weeks. A hell of a run I’d say.

        • Matt_InGeeked

          Knew it couldn’t last too much longer.

          • Marv

            It will be funny to see how unimportant and random the post is that gets him banned here

          • ProjectBlue

            “Nice weather we’re having”

          • Marv

            Hahaha it really will be something that harmless

          • Devin Harris

            Especially if Curry was still a mod which was a thing that happened somehow

          • Marv

            That was an interesting era lol

            I just know it will be something super harmless and Ferrari or I will just be like “Oh meh at this, forget it” and that will be that lol

        • just don’t chant you deserve it at him

      • yep… I engaged and was fine with it but eventually gave up because he was just almost copy and pasting his same argument over and over. I wasn’t worked up or upset just……….ok this got boring

    • Diddly

      I haven’t even yondered over there today

    • Mikey

      It’s become Dougie and Wavy arguing with each other.

  • Diddly
  • The Polish Hammer

    I am not a cat person. But we’ve had a cat (“Brandy”) for a couple of years now and she apparently thinks I’m awesome. Any time I get up from the couch, she figures out where I’m going and walks in front of me, presumably to make sure I’m not attacked by ninjas.

    Meanwhile, my daughter loves cats and Brandy heads for the hills whenever my kid approaches her. I think my kid’s getting jealous.

  • Diddly

    The Vans x Star Wars line from a few years ago was pretty awful. There was like one pair I would have bought but it was always out of stock.

  • Devin Harris

    The eclipse is next Monday, right? So I’m going to be on a plane that day. Please tell me it won’t blind the pilots or screw with the controls or something

    • Marv

      What time are you flying? The totality path is super small so you won’t really see much, you might get to see the moon shadow on the earth though, that would be cool.

      And no it doesn’t do anything, Alaska Air has actually diverted flights toward eclipses before just so passengers could check it out

      • Devin Harris

        Leave from NY around 1:30. Get to Atl around 5 or so then fly home at about 10

        • Marv

          Oh yeah so when you take off the path of totality will already be out somewhere over the Atlantic ocean

      • ProjectBlue

        Local news said the next one seeable here is like 2075….so looks like I won’t be seeing an eclipse

        • Marv

          This is kind of why I’m obsessed with making that drive. The next one that comes anywhere near me isn’t until the 2040s

  • I think Marv will be real impressed when I pull out the stacks of notebooks with all my fantasy rebookings of different years..and I go through them slowly and thoroughly with him.

  • Marv

    Karma Chameleon took me to Time After Time <3

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Down the 80’s rabbit hole we go!

      • The Polish Hammer

        Safety Dance or GTFO.

    • Blackjack Jowalsen

      A much better song.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Both of those songs are awesome.

  • The Polish Hammer

    Damn hell, this thunderstorm rolled in fast. Lights are all flickering. Better go use the restroom while I can still see where I’m aiming.

  • DAJackson7

    I live in the path of totality of this eclipse and i think even the one in seven years…knowing that these usually go line in line with seismic activity and living on the biggest fault line not in California has me a bit worried.

    • We are going to be a little north of center.. it seems to be going through Kentucky instead

    • Marv

      Dude giant earthquakes increase an eclipse cool factor by like five billion I read that

      • DAJackson7

        Oh sure…but i hope the house doesn’t collapse on the dogs during one. or the wife i guess. But mainly the dogs

    • Blackjack Jowalsen

      Why would solar eclipses effect tectonic activity. It’s not like the moon is doing anything different. It’s just the shadow happens to fall on the earth.

      • Marv

        As I understand it because of the slight weight displacement not really even because of the moon or the sun but because the ocean is pulled in one direction

        • Marv

          Nevermind there’s no effect at all apparently, it’s the same as any New Moon

      • DAJackson7

        I think it has something to do with rapid heating and cooling of the surface

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Man, I just went to that other site for the first time in a long while because I was curious.

    Woof. lol

    • I have not been there much the last couple days but it wasn’t this aggressive normally.. McSkills and Dougie are doing a lot of string

      • Matt_InGeeked

        They are both pretty annoying, yes. lol

        • And they both post here now, too!

          • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

            So that explains the unexpected “T.U.I.B.” the other day.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Yay!

      • Matt_InGeeked

        I was in there for about 55 seconds.

      • WorldWide Duck

        They’ve been in never ending battle for a week.

  • Marv and Ferrari Sunday night

    • Matt_InGeeked

      That is probably the greatest music video of all-time. It pretty much has everything.

    • Marv

      Tuuuuurn arrrrrrrrooooooooooooooooooooouuuunnndddd

    • The Polish Hammer

      Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead makes the best use of that song ever.

    • The Silver Fox

      Written by the same guy who wrote “Paradise By the Dashboard Light” and “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now”.

      • DAJackson7

        Wow, i did not know that

  • Matt_InGeeked

    I can’t go for that, nooo-oooo

  • Facts
    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      I didn’t consciously avoid it, but it is jarring to go back and read SUPER SERIAL posts about utter nonsense.

      • ProjectBlue

        It was easier to ignore in the old days when it drowned in the flood of pop culture talk

        • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

          That’s when the board split became noticeable. “Hey, why are there 500 posts about RAW on a Tuesday morning?”

    • WorldWide Duck

      We’re running short on voices of reason and moderation lately.

      Like *I* am having to try to deescalate things lol.

      • I kind of feel bad…

        • Marv

          Pfffffffft

          • Only kinda…

          • Marv

            It’s a damn shame this here internet has so few “pig in shit” gifs

          • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

            Is it really, though?

          • Marv

            I suppose if they existed we’d have lost gifs permanently a long time ago so, yes, you’re right

        • WorldWide Duck

          Don’t be.

          Our era briefly stopped that place from being the insane asylum it has been at literally every other point in it’s history.

          • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

            HEY NOW, I…can’t really argue with that.

          • Scott brought it on himself by encouraging this shit, so I guess I don’t really feel bad…

        • Don’t… you aren’t their parents. This site is great. I had worried a little of..what happens if the people I like quit the site because they don’t care about wrestling or if Scott finally pulled the plug.. I’d be bummed to not be able to talk to a lot of people anymore or more or loose touch with them. I feel as long as you don’t shut this place down that isn’t going to be a problem anytime soon.

          • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

            I mean, I stopped going on Monday nights because I don’t watch that show and didn’t want to shift through thousands of posts about it. Then Tuesday became problematic. And Wednesdays. Soon, I was barely checking in at all, and even then it was just to let people know I wasn’t dead, LOL.

    • today is pretty bad..I’m kind of enjoying it

      • Facts

        Yeah it’s like watching patients in an insane asylum as a doctor.

  • ProjectBlue

    ….fucccccccck Nationwide, they want $180 a month for Moe’s car insurance when he’ll be on campus without a car. ♬Nationwide can eat my aaaaaaassssssss♬

    • “I do not approve this quote “

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      Are the rates the same for Larry and Curley?

      • ProjectBlue

        They only just passed yesterday, don’t officially have the license until DMV lets them pick it up next week. Going to shop around at that point. Even before the boys were insurable I was getting fed up with nationwide. Have a newish Civic and my 2004 vibe on policy, the vibe is like $10 less to insure than the civic. That makes no sense to me

  • Marv

    I see your truuuuuue colors

    I wasn’t expecting a Lauper Morning today but I’m super ok with this

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Anyone should be.

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    Hey, it’s Mannequin: On The Move!

    *dies immediately*

  • Diddly

    I saw about 10 minutes of Kevin Can Wait last night while waiting for Big Brother to come on and I just can’t with that show

    • Marv

      What is that?

      • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

        The new Kevin James show.

        Apparently they’re doing a wife swap next season, that won’t be awkward at all, I’m sure!

        • Marv

          That’s my favorite entertainment story since the Leno/Conan debacle. She guest starred and they were like “ah fuck it, let’s just do King of Queens again!” That first wife must want to jump off a bridge lol

          • Diddly

            Ahaha I wiki’d the show while it was on and apparently Leah Remini was only in the season finale too! One episode in guest star role and the producers dump Erin Hayes

          • Marv

            Yeah dude lol! So fucked up.

          • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

            And audiences are odd. Sometimes, they’ll go along with a change, but if people feel this was done unfairly there COULD be a backlash. And let’s face it, Leah Remini isn’t a big enough star on her own where she can overcome that and bring more eyes to the show.

          • Marv

            I don’t thin anyone will care at all. The public seems to really like those two together.

            I kinda hope it’s successful because Leah staying famous is the only thing keeping Scientology from killing her lol

          • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

            Hey, it worked for Cosby!

            Well, not really.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    This lunch is de-loy-cious.

    • that sounds like a virus

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Leftovers from my dinner instapic.

    • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

      I had an egg mcmuffin…….for dinner.

  • Blackjack Jowalsen

    I guess I’ll go visit my new campus today.

    ” So I guess I work here?”

    • ProjectBlue

      (My custodian last week)”Listen, there’s really no where to pile your shit. Find a spot but I can’t help you.”

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

    tim miller is directing the next terminator movie?with schwarznegger in it?

    this film might actually be *gasp* good?

    • Marv

      Has Jai Courtney gotten his turn in a Terminator movie yet?

    • With Arnold playing the human the 800s are based on.. and Cameron is producing.. could be good. I’d also be ok with them giving up on trying to reignite people on Terminator. I think it just isn’t there anymore for the property

      • Marv

        Death Robots from the future is a lot less fun when we live in a future that is half way to a Death Robot

  • My grandmother in law recently traveled home to Uruguay and because she has some health issues she obviously bought travel insurance and part of that was that if she needed to change her travel plans due to sickness or medical emergency, costs would be covered.

    Of course sickness or medical emergency needs to be confirmed by a doctor because of course.

    She decided to come home early, of her own accord because there were “bad storms making her diabetes worse.” This cost her a couple of hundred bucks to move flights around.

    She made a claim, which was denied without a doctor’s advice for her to have traveled early.

    She tried to get her doctor to write a note months after returning home and her doctor wouldn’t, because the doctor has credibility.

    Now the insurance company and the doctor are both terrible scam artists just ripping off a helpless senior.

    I don’t know what to do with this.

    • Marv

      Nod politely.

      • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

        “HAHAHA…’Ur R Gay’!”

    • Storms make her diabetes worse?

      How…?

      • Because science, I guess.

        • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

          Nope, JESUS.

        • Um… no…

          Now going to Target, THAT always fucks with the diabetes.

          • The Silver Fox

            Don’t forget Golden Corral and Waffle House.

          • There’s actually a lot of talk online of a Target effect among Type 1s. It’s an odd phenomenon. Not, you know, being a fat ass and eating half your weight in sugar.

          • The Silver Fox

            Don’t exactly find a lot of healthy food at Target.

          • I meant walking around Target shopping.

          • My honest guess is that she was getting high readings because of her diet, but she attributed it to random bad weather because she’s a 75 year old Uruguayan woman and she’s superstitious.

            Her dietary advice strays from most of what I’ve ever read for diabetics.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Sounds like another entitled old person.

  • Marv

    *preps rescue helicopter for Ioan*

  • Matt_InGeeked
  • Diddly

    Let’s give Ioan a loan

    • Diddly

      This joke would be funnier if the font made the uppercase I and lowercase L look the same

    • Marv

      It’s the same way that Bonzai will always be “BDSM” lol

      • Diddly

        Heh a few weeks ago I found some old BoD sports thing and saw DBSM and was like “Whatever happened to that guy? He used to post in every thread!” then Rudo was like “…. that’s Bonzai dude”

        • Marv

          One of the funniest guys I’ve ever met. His posting style really is him, he’s that goofy and excitable he rules.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Damn, the Lotto is crazy high.

    $393 million on Mega Millions.

  • Diddly

    Ezekiel Elliot suspended 6 games FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    • Marv

      Like a real suspension where he stays home or that lame in-school thing where you still have to go they just sit you in the office all day?

      • Diddly

        In school, they’ll show him on the sidelines 80 times per game

        • Marv

          Oh that’s the worst kind!

      • ProjectBlue

        We’re not allowed to at home suspend any more. But it lets the Super get press about how suspension rates are dropping. So Super totally deserved their raise last contract re-up

        • Marv

          At home ruuuuuuled, by the time I was like nine my parents had given up and I just stayed home alone.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      I loved Zeke at OSU, but he has had a bad attitude and seems to get in situations all the time.I don’t understand why he can’t just do normal things and be normal. Stay out of the bars, hang out with your friends somewhere else, man.

      • Diddly

        That nightclub incident a few weeks back he was hanging out with Chandler Parsons too. Nothing good ever comes from hanging out with Chandler Parsons!

  • Matt_InGeeked

    BREAKING: Zeke Elliot suspended 6 games.

  • WorldWide Duck

    I’m kind of excited to debut my new hair at the creemee stand this weekend.

  • DAJackson7

    What the hell is the Rock’s new tattoo?

  • WorldWide Duck

    I’ve also started wearing exclusively flannel shirts and have bright blue sneakers. I’m starting to build some style I think.

  • Did you guys see when lesbian comedian Cameron Esposito realized she has like 20 outfits that are also Ken Doll Outifts?
    https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5953bbf81500004b1f900810.jpeg?ops=scalefit_720_noupscale

  • WorldWide Duck

    The worst part about that picture is that I like that outfit.

  • Devin Harris

    At work I wear jeans and a polo shirt. At home it’s just t-shirts and sweats. I’ve reached that middle age dad stage of not caring.

    • yea its comfy stretch clothes at home for sure

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      It’s concert t-shirts and jeans at work and then jammie time the minute I get home.

      • Devin Harris

        I can only wear jammies in the winter. It just seems wrong to do it in non-winter seasons. Like wearing white after Labor Day kind of wrong

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          I ain’t gonna sleep balls out.

          • Devin Harris

            I can’t sleep naked for some reason but you can’t be a respectable middle age dad and not sleep in underwear with your balls hanging out

          • Marv

            Best part of the job.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            I thought the best part of the job was importing all your irrational fears and neurosis into the head of your child and adding additional content like it’s the anniversary edition of a Blu Ray.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      At home, 90% of the time I wear a t-shirt and PJ bottoms.

  • Brian_Bayless
    • Matt_InGeeked

      Jelly

      • Pretty sure there isn’t any.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Worth the 15 minute wait in line

  • The Silver Fox

    There’s a club professional in the PGA tournament whose name is Greg Gregory.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    What’s everyone’s opinion of The Weeknd? I haven’t heard a ton of his songs, but the ones I’ve heard, it just sort of sounds like he’s impersonating Michael Jackson without the dance moves. Kind of bland to me.

    • Marv

      Pretty much that. Most male pop is some level of MJ impersonation, his is on the lower end. JT and Bruno Mars are at the higher end.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Yeah, see I like the two you mentioned way more because they are entertainers who dance and have theatrics to their shit….which is what you need in pop.

    • Diddly

      I find all music these days to be vague and uninspiring

      • Matt_InGeeked

        That’s fair.

    • The who now?

      I’m sure it’s not Neidhart.

    • WorldWide Duck

      I liked Can’t Feel My Face but he immediately seemed to have gotten lazy after that first hit album.

  • Marv

    One suitcase fully packed, just gotta do the underwear/socks/toiletries case now. Waiting on my socks to dry lol

  • Matt_InGeeked

    JCPenny to close 138 stores, and stock is down to $4 for the first time ever.

    It’s not looking good for brick-and-mortor. It’s a shame.

    I’m still an old fogey that likes to walk around and shop from time to time (especially at Christmas).

    • Marv

      Meanwhile Amazon is testing brick and mortar locations like lolwat

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Yeah, I don’t know what Bezos is thinking with that. I guess trying to take out Wal-Mart next, but I wouldn’t mess with big blue.

      • ProjectBlue

        I kinda get it if it gets them a local footprint to launch drones from. If they actually think of it as local retail sales, weird

    • Their new plan is to raises prices and become JC Quarter

    • ProjectBlue

      They never came back after the Apple dude tried to “modernize” them. I still go there time to time but their sales structure sucks now too “buy 1, get 1 for a penny” is their big push lately and that sucks for saving money

    • The Silver Fox

      Montgomery Ward, Zayre, Ames, Bradlee’s, Woolworth, Woolco, Service Merchandise and Caldors are just some of the chains that I remember that’ve gone under.

      • Marv

        Montgomery Ward! Hell yeah

        • The Silver Fox

          Did a lot of shopping at J.C. Penney and Montgomery Ward over the years. Not as much at Sears.

      • The Polish Hammer

        I remember Service Merchandise. What a weird shopping experience. Just a showroom where you ordered stuff from a catalog in the store and it would come out to you on a conveyor belt.

      • Diddly

        I still use my grandpa’s old mattress. It was bought at Montgomery Ward, and according to the tag, was manufactured in Chicago in February of 1987.

        I should get a new mattress

  • the horrifyingly bad jokes are almost as fun as when you get lots of praise and upvotes

    • Marv

      Better in my opinion.

  • The Polish Hammer

    I get to meet with my psyche doctor later today because after a month of taking Zoloft…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a5088112b47c369f618e9caee59e8f5940902b756c22a635bf905cfdb5b355ed.png

  • Facts

    Eating a chick parm sandwich for lunch.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    One of my favorite deals here is when one of us mentions something old, Silver Fox comes in with a response of “I remember when….”

    There’s something comforting about it. Like the Pepperidge Farm guy.

    • Marv

      SIlver Fox is one of my favorite posters ever.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Mine too. I don’t know anyone who’s ever said a bad thing about him. A positive contributor.

      • The conversation I just had with him about diabetes kind of turned me off.

    • Rowlf

      You can’t beat Silver Fox when it comes to nostalgia, I posted yesterday about the Master System being my first game console, and he replied to me saying his first was the Magnavox Odyssey, a.k.a the first home videogame console ever produced!

  • Brian_Bayless

    Marv some roadtrip music for you. Early Roadsteamer!

    https://images.cdbaby.name/s/w/sweatpantboners.jpg

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Aaron was my favorite part of that band.

  • The Silver Fox
    • Matt_InGeeked

      Probably trying to make some extra bank while he could.

  • The Polish Hammer

    “Now I guess I’ll have to tell ’em
    That I got no cerebellum”
    – Ramones, Teenage Lobotomy

    If there’s a better rhyming couplet in any song, I haven’t heard it.

  • Facts

    Oh my Christ.

  • WorldWide Duck

    Former CEO’s Idiot Son/Pest Control Officer is working in our building. He’s currently wearing aviators, a chain wallet and a tuxedo vest over his jumpsuit, but under the beekeeper outfit he is wearing to fight wasps on our side staircase.

    • ProjectBlue

      He knows he lives in Vermont, right? Like, state troopers should escort him to the state border for that outfit

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      That’s…..quite a look..

    • Facts

      I saw the person with the Austin Aries avatar you were talking about a week or so ago. Oh good lord.

      • WorldWide Duck

        I honestly did not know what to say when he linked to his full photoshoot.

        • Facts

          I…………..feel really embarrassed now.

    • Marv

      Chain wallets ruled. I remember being really dumb in school and not having a wallet so I just paperclipped a chain to my belt loops hahaha

    • Brian_Bayless
    • Stylin

  • Devin Harris

    Six minutes til the weekend.

  • The Silver Fox

    Old Ames commercial:

    • ProjectBlue

      Ames left a plaza in town maybe 25+ years ago now, they never filled that spot.

      • The Silver Fox

        Not uncommon with Ames. I know of two within a hour’s drive of me.

  • DAJackson7

    Fuck these old bitches and not being able to use Quickbooks…i don’t know every software ever fucking made

  • Mikey

    Today is my parents wedding Anniversary. Kinda neat that today’s Saint of the Day was St. Claire, the name of the school where my Mom went to grade school!

  • DAJackson7

    The bBills traded Sammy Watkins to the Rams and acquired Jordan Mathews from the Eagles?!?! Why?

    • ProjectBlue

      Healthy underachiever’s better than an injured one?

  • chicagodem79

    Sup folks, damn it sucks, I actually had to do work this morning, hate it when that gets in the way….

  • Facts

    What is a Gas Monkey Garage?

    • DAJackson7

      That show is actually pretty good.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Space Lord was a really dumb song.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Yep.

  • Rick “The Hot Take King” Ross

    Sup

  • NJPW G1 today. The main event was great and the right guy goes on to the finals.. fun times

  • Trying to find an app to book some home cleaning services… anyone use one they can recommend?

  • Marv

    I dislike the part of getting old where I think I may be having a bit of a heart attack and it turns out I just need to burp.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      My back has gone out 3 times this year.

      • chicagodem79

        That’s one reason I don’t play sports nearly as often as I used to. ANY injuries takes like 3 to 4 times longer to heal now than in my 20s.

    • I tend to look to the heavens and laugh.. HAHA I WIN AGAIN!

    • Diddly

      Worst part for me is I can barely make it through a movie without having to go pee

      • The Silver Fox

        2-2.5 hour movie yes, 3 hours + hell no.

      • Marv

        That’s where alcoholism is a boon, I can consume four gallons before a piss.

    • Miko363

      I got gastritis once and legit thought I was having some kind of severe medical episode. Like on the floor doubled over in pain. I miss being 20 and being able to eat anything I wanted. Sure put extra hot sauce in that Bloody Mary!

    • I’ve been legitimately concerned more than once

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Buckeye down:
    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20313050/dolphins-rookie-lb-raekwon-mcmillan-season-torn-acl

    That sucks. First quarter of your first pre-season NFL game.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    That Aubrey Plaza movie is getting good reviews.

    I love April on Parks and Rec, but I gotta admit, everything else I’ve seen her in has been “meh” at best.

    • Mikey

      She looked good in that DeNiro/Zefron film but it was pretty awful.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Didn’t see that one.

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      She’s a great actress, but the projects she picks are rarely good.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        That may be it.

        • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

          Mystery Team and Safety Not Garaunteed were really good. That’s about it for her.

          Some actors just aren’t good at picking projects.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            I did see Safety Not Guaranteed! I forgot about that. Actually, she was great in that! I take it back.

    • I’m not sure who that is, but both names – Aubrey and Plaza put me off.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Shocking.

        Maybe take a break in your Crocs and you’ll feel better about it.

        • No, I’m walking about so it’s hiking boots for me!

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Pay attention to where you’re walking.

          • I’m sitting now because I’m waiting for a haircut. No change in footwear to report.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            The tension in this play-by-play is palpable.

          • A woman walking 2 pugs just walked by. She paused and one pug sniffed the other pugs crotch

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            That’s how folks say hello in certain parts of the States.

          • We’ve got an American in our office now for a couple of weeks. His accent is adorable

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            I hope his name is Chuck. Seems like a good name for an American transplant.

          • I think it’s Jay

  • Places that call themselves gastropubs are usually shitty food, and shitty atmosphere

    • Mikey

      Usually dim lights, crummy meat, and warm beer.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Remember when The Royal Rumble Was fun?

    • Matt_InGeeked

      It’s been a long while.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Indeed.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Also, stop talking about wrestling.

    • Yeah it was always my favorite as a kid.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Same here. I have tried to make an effort to enjoy the last few but they were so awful.

  • Brian_Bayless
    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Babies are fucking weird…

    • I have one of those

      • It’s neat when they laugh. This kid is super smiley all the time. The first one was a serious baby.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Babies are the best, man. You’re going to have so much fun, it makes me want to have another one.

  • Diddly

    That horrible Whatshisface and Dave Need Wedding Dates movie completely turned me off of Aubrey Plaza. They just overexposed the only role she plays, sarcastic bitch

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I have never seen her in anything but I assumed that was her schtick but looking at her face.

    • WorldWide Duck

      I liked her in the 2 episodes of Legion I watched.

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      The Someone and Dave Need Wedding Dates movie just looked like an awful idea all around.

      I genuinely do not like that guy who was in Pitch Perfect and a bunch of commercials. He always comes across so dude-bro-ish and smarmy.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        I am still convinced he has a touch of Down’s.

      • Mikey

        He’s sooooooo whiny too. I can’t stand him.

        Efron is good though.

        • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

          Efron’s fine. I have no opinions on him either way. The other guy…you have to wonder how rich his parents are. There’s no way he’s gotten as far as he has on talent.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Is his dad a producer?

          • WorldWide Duck

            He lucked into knowing the other 2 guys from Workaholics.

          • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

            Priyanka Chopra did an interview recently with Buzzfeed where she kind of implied Efron’s a huge asshole.

          • WorldWide Duck

            Efron pretty notably got into a fight with a homeless man under a bridge over crack.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    We Built This City is fucking terrible song.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I agree but it’s fun poppy schlock in the parlance of GTA.

    • Obvs. 1980s

      • Matt_InGeeked

        It’s bad even for the 80s.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Man, I wish I could break my diet. I could go for chocolate something.

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      Diets are awful.

      I wish I’d stop feeling nauseous everyday….

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Sorry man

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Put some chocolate on some cardboard. Seems healthyish.

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

    Akira>Blade Runner.

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      No. Both are equally awesome.

    • The Polish Hammer

      I can’t wait for Hollywood to make a live action version of Akira. Oh what a glorious train wreck that will be!

      • WorldWide Duck

        They should get Ryan Gosling.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        With Will Ferrell as the lead.

  • ProjectBlue

    Ben Affleck Addresses Zack Snyder ‘Tragedy,’ Says ‘We Got Really Lucky’ ……………….that’d be an amazing quote but he added “that Joss was available”

  • Matt_InGeeked

    I just realized I can do pushups in my office without anyone seeing me.

  • WorldWide Duck
  • Marv

    Leaving the boy at daycare was not the best part of the day. Off to pick up the 🚗

    • Matt_InGeeked

      I can imagine that would suck.

      • Marv

        He was very confused why daddy was crying lol

  • Diddly

    The best part of Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates were the surprise titties. Although they were A-cups, and the scene focused on a “comedic” bush

  • I’m sitting on a fountain looking across the street at another fountain

  • Diddly

    Currently deciding if I want Spaghettios for dinner or if I want to splurge and get a burger from my favorite hole in the wall joint

    • Brian_Bayless

      Burger.

    • Burger

    • Matt_InGeeked

      BURGER. Spaghettios are disgusting.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        The only reason any of us eat any Spaghettios today is because our mothers convinced us it was actually food when we were 5.

      • chicagodem79

        They smell awful, I could never eat those.

        • The Silver Fox

          I haven’t eaten them since I was a kid.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Yes, please get a burger. Spaghetti O’s sounds sad.

        • Diddly

          FINE I’ll reward myself for not spending any money the last few days

  • I think that there’s a small statue a couple of parks over

  • Matt_InGeeked
  • Can confirm a small heart statue at the entrance of the Distillery District

  • WorldWide Duck

    It’s almost time to go home!

    • DAJackson7

      ugh…another hour

      • Diddly

        2 hours here and I hit my weekly quota hours ago, I should be allowed to leave early

  • WorldWide Duck

    Knock knock

  • First Millarworld with Netflix, now Kirkman’s Skybound is signed with a first-look deal with Amazon.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      This is neat but it’s not getting me any closer to my dream of Johnny The Homicidal Maniac becoming a cartoon…

      • I think that ship has sailed… I haven’t heard anyone bring up JTHM in close to a decade.

      • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

        We got Invader Zim. I think that’s as good as it’s getting.

        • Matt_InGeeked

          I loved Invader Zim.

  • Mr. Money On The Table
  • Blackjack Jowalsen

    Well, I went to my new school and my old school. I will at least not have to float from class room to class room and luckily, I’m on the ground floor at both schools. Hooray!

    On the negative side, the language computer lab has zero computers and not a foot of wiring in it. I don’t think that’s going to be ready for a while.

    I also took my first dump at my new school. The bathroom was nice.

    • ProjectBlue

      First 4 months of my computer job, I had no computers. That was not fun

  • Diddly

    Just got an email from a job I applied for saying they liked my resume and want to continue on… by having me take a 75 minute long skills test.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      That’s the way it works now days.

    • I’m so glad that I was able to get a good job with no skills. You guys go through hell.

      • Diddly

        I’m a lazy millennial so I have to jump through hoops like this to prove I’m slightly less lazy than everyone else in my scum generation

      • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

        It’s awful. I fully blame the Boomers.

    • Blackjack Jowalsen

      To get certified to teach, I had to take a college-readiness test for people who have low grades but want to go to community college. This of course is after I ALREADY HAD TWO BACHELORS DEGREES. I had to drive an hour and half away to take the stupid thing, too.

  • Almost meet up time..

  • Baby’s third nap of the day is always a god damned battle. She only stayed down for 20 minutes today, after I spent 35 trying to get her to nap.

    My days off are never relaxing any more.

  • RudoWakening

    Blerg.

  • Diddly

    Found the job posting, it’s a sales job. No thank you.

  • Diddly

    Holy shit this company has awwwwwwwwful reviews on Glassdoor.

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      I don’t think that’s uncommon anymore.

      • Diddly

        Eh, I’m 2 years back and am reading lots of the same stuff.

        • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

          I mean, a lot of companies hiring are awful places to work. Good places rarely hire new people.

    • Most of the people who bother to review jobs are disgruntled

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    That was the LOOOOOOOOONNNGGGESTTTT meeting!!!!

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Not as fun as wieners and swimming.

  • Facts

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaooooooooooooooooooooooggggggaaaaaaa!

  • Mikey

    Kenny, I say you, are you going to EVOLVE this weekend?

    • Diddly

      I’m sure he’ll be there with FriendshipIsTheBest!

      • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

        And Dwayne!

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      Yes!

      • Mikey

        Excellent!

  • Facts

    Why would a man in black flee across a desert?

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      Because he doesn’t like the heat?

    • ProjectBlue

      He knew Sony bought the rights

  • The Professor

    Just got home from work to set up my new room (of course I didn’t get paid for it).

    I may have 1 or 2 student teachers

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      The American dream is working full days and not getting paid for them.

      • The Professor

        well the student teacher will be teaching one of my classes and they get to pay to do that

      • Diddly

        I remember having to pay roughly a grand in tuition and fees for my unpaid summer internship

    • ProjectBlue

      Good deal. I think at this point I’d be down for that but I’m teaching outside of my actual certification now(k-6) and CT doesn’t have an actual computer science certification yet.

  • Facts

    Why would a gunslinger follow a man in black in the desert?

    Does he have nothing better to do?

    • WorldWide Duck

      To get to the other side.

  • Devin Harris

    Who technically owns a home that is in foreclosure? Any way to find out?

    • The Professor

      the bank

      • Devin Harris

        Any way to find out which one?

  • WorldWide Duck

    I’m in accounting. I was a temp, but then the person I was supposed to be assisting got fired for embezzling. Then the person they hired as a replacement immediately had a nervous breakdown, quit and moved across the country.
    Eventually they just gave me the job.

    Now I sit in my office and watch Japanese and Mexican wrestling all day.

    Where there is a will there is a way.

    • Devin Harris

      Tha american dream

  • Devin Harris

    Did some digging and found out Fannie Mae has it. Wonder if they care about me cutting a few trees

    • It’s unlikely they would realize the trees would be gone

      • Devin Harris

        That’s what I’m thinking but this guy I’m working with is a buy the book kinda guy

        • Blackjack Jowalsen

          You can cut anything that’s overhanging your property.

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    Truth be told, I missed talking to all my buddies today! I felt like this…

  • The Silver Fox

    Went down a YouTube rabbit hole of dead or abandoned malls this afternoon. One of the malls from my youth is definitely a dead mall although there were no videos from it.

    • The Professor
      • The Silver Fox

        Been there a number of times.

      • The Professor

        one of the dead malls on there is not a mall anymore. sherman oaks galleria was destroyed in the northridge earthquake and now rebuilt as a hip hangout area (restaurants, movies, gym, few shops)

  • The Professor

    There’s a deadmall near me. Went from one of the top malls in the area to just a movie theater and restaurants.

    Problem was that the mall 3/4 mile away doubled in size and was 10x nicer than this mall

    • The Silver Fox

      Pretty much what happened to both the Newmarket North and Coliseum Malls after the Patrick Henry Mall opened in 1987.

      • The Professor

        patrick henry mall?

        give me 50% off all clothes or give me death

        • The Silver Fox

          There was a tie to the area as he was born about 20 miles from where the mall is.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Every new person who walks through the door at work pushes me closer and closer to this mood…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bdbc86e133ceb27de74fdf07c316b0b2f94668ed1bb62bc746fc732a5c628965.jpg

  • Holy hell, I lost all semblance of energy as soon as my wife walked in the door. I’ve almost fallen asleep three times in the last 10 minutes

  • Marv

    Well that was a special hell. They were out of the SUVs I reserved six weeks ago so now I’m driving across the country in a sedan. Which means no sleeping in the car.

    I’m already three hours behind schedule hurray!

  • The Silver Fox
    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      Oh wow. This is a rabbit hole that needs exploring!

      • I used to go to the arcade at this mall EVERY SATURDAY after my bowling league when I was a kid.

        http://deadmalls.com/malls/wayne_hills_mall.html

        • FriendshipIsTheBest!

          The children of today will never know arcades and record stores!

          • Oh, I also spent a lot of time in the Sam Goody and the Waldenbooks there. The Toys R Us that’s outside the mall now used to be Child World.

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            Waldenbooks was my jam growing up!

          • The Silver Fox

            B. Dalton was in one mall and Waldenbooks in the other, so I frequented both.

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            We had both in the same mall!

          • ProjectBlue

            Loved Child World, there was one in down near Hamden/New Haven back in the day

        • The Silver Fox

          Sometimes all it takes is the closing of one anchor store to kill a mall.

          • And for Wayne Hills, it was the Pathmark across the street, apparently. Started a chain reaction and it wasn’t stemmed by the Pathmark turning into an LA Fitness.

  • Comdukakis

    Apparently while I was at work one of the cats knocked over a glass with a small amount of water which then sat under my laptop. Laptop no longer has a display.

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      Does it work otherwise? If you have a computer repair shop around you, they can replace the video card for like $400-$500.

      • Comdukakis

        Not worth it. I can get a new one for 700 or so. This one is 3 or 4 years old

        • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

          Ahh. Yeah, just junk it. It’s not worth fixing.

          • Comdukakis

            Just pissed about some documents I lost

          • Those are probably recoverable.

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            You can get them back! A reputable shop will do it for like $50. You just need to hook it up to a monitor.

          • Comdukakis

            Yeah my wife has one so hopefully I can get them. I really don’t know. I see a couple lights on the front as if it’s on but….black screen. Fucking cats

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            It’s likely just the video card…

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    You guys know what stores I miss the most? Borders and Media Play…

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      Do you remember the Borders we lived next to in Honolulu?

      No, because we’re not the same person!

      • Seriously, dude, is everything ok?

        • FriendshipIsTheBest!

          Kenny’s right! I’ve only been to Honolulu!!

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            I do miss that Borders a LOT, though. The people there were so friendly.

            The Media Play in Cincinnati was always fun because it had sooooo much stuff, but it was so empty.

          • FriendshipIsTheBest!

            If I could invent a time machine, Kenny, I’d go back in time and visit Media Play and see all the stuff they had!

  • The Silver Fox
  • ProjectBlue

    CNN covering what guam newspapers are saying “If you get caught in fallout go take a shower but don’t use conditioner”

  • The Silver Fox

    For me, this is one of the most fascinating stories in retailing:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qS8_9kVGFaY

  • ProjectBlue

    If Landon Collins stays healthy, dude might be MVP this year

  • Marv
  • ProjectBlue

    Retail real estate is such a smarmy business too. the 35 years I’ve lived in this town, we’ve went from 1 to 3 strip malls. Strip mall number 1 was never filled, number 2 never more than half filled, number 3 was tinier, maybe 5 spots but never filled. They’re going back and forth about adding another one now

  • The Silver Fox

    Two malls in the Tri-State area that I remember visiting with my grandparents were the Garden State Plaza in Paramus and the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers.

    • Garden State Plaza is good, but when we needed a bigger mall than Wayne Hills, we’d head over to Willowbrook, which is still kickin’ pretty good.

  • Valiant Entertainment is looking for a Marketing & Communications Manager…

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      Do it!!!!!!

      PLEASE!!! I can give you a crash course on everything Valiant! Warren & Danesh are supposed to be awesome to work for!!!

    • you should apply… even if you don’t get it you can hold your head up high knowing you gave it a valiant effort

  • RudoWakening

    Jesus, I’ve been in the worst mood today

  • Just got to the ray wise stuff from Ep 8 of Fargo…holy crap that’s awesome

  • I wish we had a marv tracker like you can for airline flights

    • ProjectBlue

      Google should have done a Norad Santa tracker set up for this trip

  • Lets start tonight with some Born To Run

  • Better song Thunder Road or Badlands

    • The Silver Fox

      Tough choice, but I’d go Thunder Road.

    • RudoWakening

      “Thunder Road.” The narrative is great and the music is even better, especially the coda.

  • The Silver Fox

    Nebraska is probably my favorite Springsteen album.

    • I need to listen to that one more. I tend to end up listening to the first 5 the most and USA

      • The Silver Fox

        You really can’t go wrong with any of the albums up to Born in the USA.

        • Tunnel of love is pretty good too. The biggest issue I had with the book was I was curious what he was going to say about Lucky Town and human touch….you know since he put two albums out at the same time and they were both his first not crazy huge things of his career.

          he just kind of brushed over it

          • Comdukakis

            Absolutely. He brushed over that and the breakup/resentment of the e street band being let go. But he also has said it’s easier to write about the past rather than people you are in current relationships with, which is why the book is light on the most recent years

  • Oh man…..forgot Night might be my favorite on this album..

  • If you are a bruce fan and haven’t read his book I would suggest you do. I enjoyed doing the audio book where he read it.

  • Tramps like Marv Baby he was born to run

  • Infr. Guh

  • I’m going to sound old. Albums were better when they had to be LP length. 40 whatever minute albums tend to be better then bands stretch 60-80 minutes in the CD era

    • You can’t beat a good double album that’s still shorter than some of the crap artists regurgitate onto one “album” nowadays.

      • yep

      • RudoWakening

        ‘London Calling’ is a double album that clocks in at 65:00 for 19 songs. Just the right amount of time for that many tracks.

        • So perfect.

        • Ginger Mahal

          A good double album shouldn’t FEEL like a double album.

          That’s why London Calling is awesome.

    • Ginger Mahal

      I’m with you. 30-40 minutes is the perfect length for an album.

      Anything over, say, 55 minutes is pushing it in most cases.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    I just want chocolate and money.

    • Me, too.

      You know, I purposely didn’t take or post any pictures of the brownies I made the other day because I didn’t wanna rub it in your face that I made them. Just so you know, you know?

      • Matt_InGeeked

        You’re a good man. I don’t care what the other guys say.

        • They like to talk shit about me on the BoD, because they think I won’t hear about it.

          It’s ok. I have spies everywhere.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            I was just joking, but that’s interesting.

          • People don’t like success stories. Haters gonna hate. What’re you gonna do?

          • Matt_InGeeked

            I feel ya.

      • Ok I should keep it a secret but….cookies are on the way

  • Well that was great.. guess we move on to Darkness on the edge of town

    • Can’t complain about that. Unless you’re Marv.

      • ….maybe tuesday I can get Marv and Blanche into Bruce

        • Probably not, dude. Marv has made his feelings on The Boss quite clear.

          • I really think anyone who doesn’t like Bruce is because they grew up on Born in USA, Glory Days and Streets of Philadelphia. That’s why Bruce was just ok to me for YEARS and then I sat down and listed to the first like…6 albums and was like……Holy shit….I’ve missed out

          • *shrug*

            People have different tastes. Marv thinks Bruce is mumbly.

          • yeah and I understand.. that is just my Bruce experience so I assume it should be the same for everyone. It seems like he should be Blanche’s kind of guy that’s why I just am still trying to figure out how to crack her

          • Comdukakis

            I fell in love with Bruce from born in the USA. I was 11.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      That’s the only Springsteen album I own. Prolly gonna be that way for a while.

      • Think I’m going to buy a vinyl tomorrow..not sure between this and Born to run.
        I bought Honky Dory on vinyl recently instead of Ziggy cause I kind of like getting the GREAT underdog album more.. but Born To Run is so good.. not sure

  • RudoWakening

    I’m gonna go with the original racist English uncle and listen to Elvis Costello for a spell.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      You better listen to it on the radio.

      • RudoWakening

        I’m tunin’ in the shine on the late night dial

    • You’ve inspired me to were my Costello shirt tomorrow

  • Ginger Mahal

    Ended up with 22 free brewskies from work today, which is a rather large number, particularly for a Friday.

    Starting off with a couple of these Landshark Lagers. Never had them before, but they’re not bad.

    • RudoWakening

      Jimmy Buffet beer. They suck.

      • Ginger Mahal

        Eh, it tastes a lot like Corona, and I hang out with a lot of Hispanic folks, so I’m biased.

  • The Silver Fox

    Greetings from Asbury Park
    The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle
    Born to Run
    Darkness on the Edge of Town
    The River
    Nebraska
    Born in the U.S.A.
    I’m not sure there’s a more impressive run of albums by any artist.

    • LZ has to be up there but yeah not much company up there. Everyone else I can think of either starts off weaker (beatles) or start with a couple strong ones then stumble

      • The Professor

        how did the beatles start off weak? they had a bunch of hits when they started

      • The Silver Fox

        Stevie Wonder had an impressive run of albums in the middle of his career, once he was able to break free of the Motown assembly line.

    • Bowie man who sold the world – Young Americans is a pretty stellar 7 album run

    • RudoWakening

      ‘The Man Who Sold the World’
      ‘Hunky Dory’
      ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’
      ‘Aladdin Sane’
      ‘Diamond Dogs’
      ‘Young Americans’
      ‘Station to Station’
      ‘Low’
      ‘Heroes’
      ‘Lodger’
      ‘Scary Monsters

      • The Silver Fox

        Springsteen, Bowie, LZ and Wonder are the ones that come to mind first.

      • I like….a lot but don’t love the berlin albums

    • Comdukakis

      Just the Beatles

  • RudoWakening

    Don’t start me talkin’
    I could talk all night
    My mind goes sleepwalkin’
    While I’m puttin’ the world to right

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I have acquired a tempura roll. It’s not like, real sushi…kinda like weird cheater sushi but whatever. It will be good as I devour it and pretend it is customer brains..

  • From an esports athlete… This is nuts.

    “Because I caught a cold before, I asked to be subbed out for the sake of the Club’s results. The Club maintained its winning streak, so it wasn’t necessary for me to play and I let myself indulge in sensual pleasures for a while, which led to me playing poorly in solo queue. But last week we lost, so I started to adjust myself to a more abstinent lifestyle. About two days after we lost that game, I had already adjusted myself to perform my best. Those of you only reading the news shouldn’t be so quick to pass judgment on me. It’s incorrect. You’ll know the truth if you just check on my results in Korean solo queue. I didn’t do stuff that would affect my performance knowing I was about to play.”

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Nerrrrrrrrrrrrrrd!!!

  • What is the Beatles best album? Trick question it’s the Double album combo of Rubber soul and Revolver !

    • Comdukakis

      Abbey road

    • Ginger Mahal

      Rubber Soul for me.

    • The Silver Fox

      Rubber Soul and Revolver definitely

      • Pepper is great but a little uneven. Abbey Road is great but a little gimmicky. White album great but a little bloated..those two albums though…

        • RudoWakening

          ‘Sgt Pepper’s…’ is made truly great by “A Day in the Life”

          • Yeah it is the best track on it. Had they been able to put penny lane and strawberry fields on it.. it might be their best

          • RudoWakening

            I’ve never really cared for “Strawberry Fields Forever,” to be honest.

        • Comdukakis

          Too much filler on the white album. Revolution number 9, Rocky racoon, savoury truffle, and why don’t we do it in the road being prime exampls

    • RudoWakening

      ‘Rubber Soul’

  • Comdukakis

    Damn, me of all people missing a Bruce Springsteen discussion

    • i’m still here listening to Darkness so feel free to share

      • Comdukakis

        I literally listen to e street radio in the car 95% of the time. I’m a Bruce nut

        • I’ve grown into one

          • Comdukakis

            Born in the USA was one of the first three cassettes I bought (Billy Joel innocent man and Jack Wagner). He connected with me and he’s my only genuine entertainment hero

  • The Silver Fox

    With The Beatles, I find I prefer the 1962-66 stuff over the 1967-70.

    • RudoWakening

      Likewise

    • I prefer the latter stuff to the very early stuff but the middle stuff is the best.
      So I guess I’m saying I’m an Anthology 2 guy

    • Ginger Mahal

      Same.

      Whenever I turn on the record player, I’ll go for the Red Album over the Blue Album 90% of the time.

    • Comdukakis

      I prefer later stuff but early Beatles is great too.

  • I got college credit for taking a beatles class!

  • Miko363

    Time to make some enemies here at the Geekery…

    …I don’t care for the Beatles at all.

    • RudoWakening

      Get out.

      • Miko363

        *waves arms egging crowd on*

    • Comdukakis

      That’s ok. Now don’t tell wavy you don’t like something he does on the BOD though

    • It’s OK, dude. We’re all friends here.

    • The Professor

      they have a few good songs but I don’t care that much for them (same with the stones)

      • Comdukakis

        Not a big stones fan. Total radio band

    • It’s ok..you are wrong but it’s ok because I read this in a jerry stiller voice

  • RudoWakening

    Now that I think about it, ‘With the Beatles’ might be my second favourite album of theirs.

    • The Silver Fox

      A Hard Day’s Night is one of my favorites.

      • RudoWakening

        Same. ‘Help!’ contains what I believe to be their finest acoustic track with “I’ve Just Seen a Face”

        • Comdukakis

          I like you’ve got to hide your love away

        • I’m a bigger help album than Hard Day because I had it years earlier than Hard Day

    • wow that is high! I will say It won’t be long is a killer opening track to show they are more rocking

      • RudoWakening

        It’s a great start! And “All My Loving” is just fucking spectacular.

    • Comdukakis

      My rankings. Abbey road, Sgt peppers, revolver, let it be, rubber soul, help, with the Beatles, white album, for sale, hard day’s night, magical mystery tour, please please me, yellow submarine

  • top 5 beatle songs in no order
    While my Guitar gently weeps, Something, A Day in the Life, Let It Be, Strawberry Fields

    It’s CRAZY George has two of those considering the number of songs he wrote compared to them

    • RudoWakening

      “I’ve Just Seen a Face”
      “Something”
      “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
      “In My Life”
      “A Day in the Life”

  • So I guess I’m moving on to beatles

  • Comdukakis

    Lego Simpson’s are weird

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      It’s the sculpted heads. I get why they did it that way, Playmation came out with their own “Blocko” line and they had the painted faces. They looked all sorts of fucked up..

  • Crazy (and IMO awesome ) Beatle song no one talks about.
    they are still in Beatle mania and do You Better Run.. talking about gonna kill their woman if she cheats on him!!!! and I love the song too

  • I’m really not much of a music guy, so unless the subject rolls around to Billy Joel albums (or maybe Our Lady Peace), I have nothing to contribute.

    • ::cracks knucles::: I can go Billy with ya!
      So if you are a bill fan are you an Elton fan?
      they tend to go hand in hand

      • I appreciate Elton, but I don’t think he’s anywhere near as good.

        I remember seeing them together on the Tonight Show promoing one of their Face 2 Face tours. They did Piano Man and… I don’t remember the Elton John song they did, only that Billy did a great job on it. And when they came to do Piano Man, Elton seemed to forget half the words. Pissed me off for a good long time.

        • Miko363

          Oh Elton fits into my “filler” comment above. He’s put out like 85 albums.

          • This is true and I admit I have not dived into the whole discography but his Greatest Hits is hard to top

          • Miko363

            Madman Across the Water is a great album

          • The Silver Fox

            Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

        • this is going to sound crazy…but there is an episode of the podcast You Talking U2 To Me? that you should listen to because Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott went to back to back nights of Billy and basically talked Billy the whole ep

    • RudoWakening

      Rains Maida’s voice is soooooo unique and it’s fucking awesome.

  • Ok going to switch to beatles in a minute but have to listen to the song the river first

  • Miko363

    I feel like a lot of the classic rock bands all had the problem of bands back then being expected to put out a new album every year. Generally you’re going to find a lot of filler outside of the hits at that pace.

  • I liked… If I am going to listen to The River..I have to listen to The Ties That Bind first….THEN Beatles

  • Why am I way more into music drinking than not drinking

  • Marv

    Day One Hat.

    This is Ellensburg, WA. 118 miles so far. Normally there would be a beautiful view of a valley behind me but the mountains are on fire and this entire side of the state is deadly smoky. Like for real, people are dying and there are air quality warnings. Madness. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d0fb078e9232431b6e12dc4a05c9e6898b712b26cc4f93030af2f89f4490d110.jpg

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    The tempura roll was okay but now I have a taste for human food.

    • Like solent Green?

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Nah..more like a sandwich or cookies or…food in general.

  • Every night, my wife plays Billy Joel’s Lullaby for the baby as part of her going to bed routine.

  • Anyone else love the Beatle Anthologies? because that and the huge 10 hour special on ABC is when you fell in love with them?

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I think I have the first CD set around somewhere. As a folk who didn’t give a fuck about Beatles deep cuts and demos I found it to be a waste.

      • See I didn’t care about them till I was like 14 when all that came out then I went down the hole

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          My dad was super into them so I had them drilled into my skull for years. It took me forever to separate the good tolerable stuff from all the poppy shit.

  • First non anthology bealtes I got was Help, Revolver, Pepper, and Abbey

  • Red Sox bullpen seems to be imploding a bit, the 3-0 lead they had over the Yankees is 3-2 now, no one out and two men on. Addison Reed gets pulled and I get sad. Hopefully the Yanks can still at least tie things up.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Somewhere I have a numbered cd reissue of The White Album. It’s from the UK and is some anniversary deal. It’s a tiny mock up of the original album. It’s my second favorite weird Beatles album I own. Number one would be my copy of the Hey Jude album with it’s original title on the record label. “The Beatles-Again”

    • I went to a local art exhibit that was all original White albums just…bins and bins of the White Album…in very quality….it was pretty cool

  • Aaron Hicks’ 2-run home run broke the Red Sox bull pen’s 19-inning scoreless streak. I like it.

  • TIE GAME! Add some more on the board, boys!

    • I don’t think any of my fellow Yankees fans made their way over here from the BoD… That’s upsetting.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Want me to go get them?

    • YANKEES TAKE THE LEAD!

      Oh man, what a comeback. Down three runs in the eighth, the Yanks just decimate the relievers for four runs so far, and still, no one out with men on first and second.

  • Miko363

    I was getting into Skynyrd again a bit recently. I knew Steve Gaines was killed in the crash but I always assumed he was just some third guitarist brought in. Didn’t know he did solos and actually handled lead vocals on a few of the songs. I found a live clip of You Got That Right and he’s really, really good.

    It’s one of those musical “what ifs” with the plane crash. Seems like they had big plans for him if the band was serious about cleaning up their act.

  • Our Lady Peace at Irving Plaza in NY in October… I may have to go see that…

  • ProjectBlue

    Possible Justice League movie spoilers (kinda light spoiler-wise I guess but throwing the warning out there anyway): https://heroichollywood.com/justice-league-reshoots-changed-ending/

    • we all had to assume A LOT would change with Joss getting control of something Zack had been making

    • The Professor

      If true, I am glad. I hate movies that do that

  • oh second to last NJPW G1 is starting

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

    Apparently Microsoft Surface laptops have had a failure rate of 25% in the last 2 years. That’s……..a lot of failures.

    • …….not surprising…. we have had several failures at my work

    • ProjectBlue

      I’m sure their awesome support team took care of it perfectly

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

    ” Intel’s monstrous 18-core, 36-thread Core i9-7980XE CPU launches September 25 for a whopping $2,000, Intel announced”

    AHAHAHAHAHAHA no thanks

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    So I keep seeing this Ingrid Goes West picture each time I come here and every time I keep thinking that’s Mira Sorvino…

  • all the lonely people …where do they all come from

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Chattanooga.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!

    Yeah!

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Huh….so Jay-Z’s new video takes place in the Friends apartment.

    …I don’t understand hip hop no more.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Okay, so five fucking minutes into this video the song finally fucking starts.

    And it sucks. God damnit, Jay-Z.

    • Just watched it….yeah.. it was 30 seconds of him bitching about black hollywood selling out which. in year when a gay black men movie won best picture seems a little off.
      Also this is the guy who has done ads for Bing, HP, Reebok, samsung and Budwiser …….so maybe shut up

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Midway through I got really confused and was like “This is Jay’s new venture? Reenacting Friends episodes with black folk?”

        • so I’m drunk and just realized he named it the same thing as the gay black movie that won best picture I have not watched that yet…. so I can’t speak to it but everyone else seems to thing its pretty good so… this seems weird he is targeting it .

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Yeah, I pieced it together at the end when the Oscar clip played.

          • so is the movie BS…or is JayZ homophobic? guess I should watch the movie and judge for myself

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            You should. Because I never will so I won’t be able to explain to you later at some point

  • Mr. Money On The Table
  • Ass.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Some loud lady is trying to shout me into loving Jesus by shouting about apples? It’s scary. It’s like a locker room speech from Arianna Huffington about Christ…..😭

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    There was a guy in the crowd earlier in an American Eagle shirt just kinda standing there while all the other people were swaying with their hands up to high five Jesus..I noticed that he’s no longer there. I am pretty sure they made him leave.

    • do you need orange slices?

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Nah. I am stoned as shit and laughing at God stuff.

    • I always find it funny how some groups of Protestants always feel the need to spice up Jesus but us Catholics are chugging along nicely with the same staid, boring, not-at-all-fun-and-not-meant-to-be services for 2000 years.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Blech. I think I attended a Catholic dealie with a girl I dated and her grandmother. We got bored and decided to do a lap around the block while roasting a bone and then we fooled around in her grandmother’s car.

        • IIRC, we’ve only been allowed to have Mass in English (or French or whatever the home language is) for like 50 years now. Before that, everything had to be conducted in Latin. That would’ve been twice as not fun for you.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Sid Roth has a mouth shaped like the American Family Insurance logo.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I think there’s a Hart brother in this crowd. One of the lesser ones, like…. Biff or Stewart or whoever the lower tier ones were…

  • I think I’ve watched this video of Pat LaFontaine at his doctor’s office like 30 times. It’s oddly relaxing to watch someone get tested for concussion symptoms and such.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    🎶Highway to the danger zone
    Gonna take you
    Right into the danger zone🎶

  • Marv

    250 miles today. Stopping at a friends house in eastern Washington to have a few beers and hit their couch. Tomorrow, with luck, I’ll do 1,000 miles to Rapid City

    • Very rarely, if ever, has anyone ever described South Dakota as a destination in any capacity.

      • Marv

        I’m very very stoked to see Rushmore

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      God’s speed, elderly painting.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Haha. So unbeknownst to me I was threatened by a YouTuber today.

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

    why do motorbikes have to be so goddamn loud

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      So people know that there is a person on a motorbike coming through.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Through the power of the Google I know that Bushwick Bill is still alive. I’ll sleep easy tonight.

    • Best_in_the_World

      Good for him. I’m glad to hear it.