Geekery Saturday- August 12

Another week of news has come and gone. Let’s take a look at what’s happened over the last seven days.

With the news earlier this week that DISNEY was looking to cancel it’s deal with Netflix, word came out later that the two are negotiating to leave the Marvel and Star Wars deals in place.

In more streaming news, Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint has signed a first-look deal with Amazon for series development. The Skybound Imprint’s two biggest books already have deals, though. The Walking Dead is a hit for AMC and Invincible is in development with Universal, with Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg (who developed AMC’s PREACHER) behind the film adaptation. Kirkman’s news comes just days after Mark Millar announced that MILLARWORLD had signed a deal with Netflix.

In an interview with CBR, DC Comics co-publisher Dan Didio commented on the company keeping as many books as possible at $2.99:

I think once DC goes to $3.99, it could start a decline in the industry in a way that just makes it unaffordable to people. We put out a lot of books and we sell a lot of product. Everything we do is to try and be more inclusive and bring more people in, not be exclusive. I could give you every reason that we could raise the price — it makes a little bit more money for the retailer, we don’t have to sell as many books. That’s not the right way to go. We have to challenge ourselves to make ourselves better, to have more people reading, than finding ways to have less people buying. $2.99 is a key, important part for this.

Take that how you will.

NINTENDO is being sued by a company called Gamevice, according to a report from EnGadget. the accessory company is claiming that the Nintendo Switch is too similar to Gamevice’s Wikipad gaming tablet.

FORBES is reporting that a lack of OLED displays may lead to a shortage of new generation iPhones after Apple announces their new phone this fall. Shocking, I know. They also report that the new iPhone may ditch the numbering conventions as the company celebrates the 10th anniversary of the phone’s existence.

Talk about this and whatever else is happening right here.

  • Lazy Saturdays

  • Almost time to put the baby down for the first nap of the day!

  • Holy crap, I hope this Facebook Marketplace ad for an apartment isn’t a scam. I want it!

  • Looks like I’ll be talking to myself for a bit…

    • The Professor

      it’s still 5:40. west coast people are probably still sleeping

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

    Hearing some good stuff about Robert Pattinson’s new movie.

  • The Silver Fox

    Wife and I are going to see Dirty Dancing at the local drive in this evening.

    • The Professor

      drive-ins are still around?

      • The Silver Fox

        Still a small number around. Local one has been doing quite well in recent years.

        • Devin Harris

          I went to the one in black mountain a few months ago

    • Marv

      Will you be my dad?

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Morning geeks!

    • Sir!

      • Matt_InGeeked

        The kid is sitting here eating a banana and watching mickey.

        I have coffee and am contented. It doesn’t take much these days.

        • Mine is napping after a 20-minute battle and the wife is making eggs. I’ve been called to clean some dishes.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            We’re livin’ the dream.

  • The Silver Fox

    Big alt-right rally in Charlottesville today over the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from the UVA campus. Lots of white idiots exercising their first and second amendment rights.

    • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

      the fact that some bros with tiki torches think they’re genetically superior to me is just the best.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Ridiculous nonsense from the south, as per the norm.

      • The Silver Fox

        After all, it’s only been 152 years since the Civil War ended,

        • Matt_InGeeked

          But, but, but…”heritage”!

    • I’m upset no one hit a mob armed with torches with tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons.

  • Devin Harris

    Naming something the 1 or 2 and so on is shortsighted and unimaginative.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      I name my poos 2.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    I love looking at maps. The world is fascinating.

    • Marv

      /r/mapporn is my heaven

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

    https://jacobinmag.com/2017/08/jay-z-tidal-beyonce-spotify-apple-music-sharing-economy

    ” Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service is just another “sharing economy” scam.”

    yep

    • “Spotify’s user base has more than quintupled since 2014 with no corresponding revenue growth. ”

      That’s gotta suck… I don’t think that’s how businesses are supposed to work…

      • Matt_InGeeked

        I hope spotify doesn’t go away. It’s great.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    My wife is pretty much talking to herself right now.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      She goes on one rant about something, and then branches off into 15 other subjects.

  • Marv

    I’m at my friends waiting for their kids to wake up because I promised I’d see them before I left. Valuable daylight hours are being lost…

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Holiday rooooaaadd

      • Marv

        It is crazy how smoky it is over here. Hills that are less than a mile away are all hazed out

        • Matt_InGeeked

          Geez. Smokey the Bear must be on strike.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Sorry, that sounded Dawkings’ish.

          • Marv

            I read it then looked away

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Totally fair.

  • Alright, Geeks, we’re getting closer and closer to the 2017-18 TV season, which means there’s a lot of potential content out there. Joe and I will be splitting duties on recaps the CW DCTV shows (along with something special to tie it all together), but I would love recaps on other TV shows, too.

    Gotham, Inhumans, Agents of SHIELD, Walking Dead, there are now any number of Geeky TV shows out there. Even the non-geeky TV shows are things we can geek out over.

    If you think you may want to do some TV recaps – let me know! Email me at thecasualgeekery@gmail.com

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Sounds fun, but I don’t watch the shows I watch until they’re bingeable at the end of the season.

  • Facts

    Its always nice to wake up to a fraudulent charge on your account and be short 250 dollars.

  • Marv

    My plan today is to drive at least 12 hours while listening to a series of five hour lectures about Genghis Khan.

    These kids need to wake up…

    • Those kids don’t need to see you

    • ProjectBlue

      Walk down the hall and “accidentally” stumble onto their door/wall repeatedly until they wake up?

    • RudoWakening

      Hardcore History?

      • Marv

        Of course! But I ended up just listening to WWI again lol

  • The Silver Fox

    I see there is unrest in Kenya now too. Does our ADD President Trump decide he wants to send the military there as well?

    • ProjectBlue

      Depends if CNN covers Kenya while mentioning Trump I guess.

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

    Underrated Game of Thrones death..Karsi.

    • ProjectBlue

      Eh, if they built her up more. She had like a one episode arc

  • ProjectBlue

    …now, I’m not discounting the possibility but unless all of Charlottesville cops look like redneck bikers, there’s goofs going around with riot shields there

    • ProjectBlue

      ….according to reporter, the protestors are pepper spraying each other.

      • ProjectBlue

        Now they’re upping it to “homemade pepper spray”: When you need to blind your enemies but don’t want to import! #MAGA

        • Soooo, they want to be able to say, “look how bad we were treated, too! It’s not just blacks!” But knew the cops likely wouldn’t do it themselves.

          Brilliant.

  • Marv

    And we’re off! Next stop: Stateline ID where I am told there is an excellent place to buy cowboy hats

  • RudoWakening

    Oh cool, my supervisor showed up on site 90 minutes late and hungover/still drunk, and everyone thinks it’s hilarious. I am now in a worse mood than yesterday.

    • You should ask him several complicated questions in a loud voice

      • RudoWakening

        Oh, and I smashed my fucking thumb trying to free up an 8′ long stainless pipe with three valves.

  • ProjectBlue
  • Trying to get this broker to tell me if this apartment is pet friendly is like pulling teeth

    • Woo! Pet friendly! I really need to check this place out. 3 bedroom, 2 bath for just $200 a month more than we pay now… that’s amazing. Room for the baby AND a spare room/yoga room!

      • Marv

        It’s amazing how such a tiny person can take up so much goddamn room. The old place started feeling a hoarder’s home

  • The Silver Fox

    Fun job for today: putting a new light fixture in the laundry room.

  • mike

    Just went to the farmers market downtown. Acquired cheese curds, chorizo brats, jalapeno mac and cheese brats, and pig ears for the dogs.

    • The Silver Fox

      Love farmers markets.

  • Marv

    I’ve already decided I’m going to stop at basically every rest area 😂

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      If you find a bin of cheap cassettes find me a copy of Aerosmith’s Done With Mirrors or the self titled Motley Crue album. Those are always in there.

      Last rest stop I went to I found a special edition metal box version of Survivor Series 2005 on DVD.

      • TatR!

        Done With Mirrors huh? I used to love Aerosmith as a kid but never had that one. It’s like a lost album before they made their big comeback right?

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          Yep.

  • TatR!

    Hello hi!

    • Marv

      Hi bye

      • TatR!

        See ya Marv!

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

    why would a kpop star hold the wwe title.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    This day sucks.

    • Indeed?

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Indeed. Girl has been crabby, wife has been crabby, which makes me crabby.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    I’m watching Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure while everyone is napping.

  • Facts
    • The Silver Fox

      I likely had pants that color as a kid.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      That deck looks unfinished.

  • Devin Harris

    Still working on getting this guy to cut these trees down. Seriously what could they do to me? Is that a crime?

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Based on what I have seen trees do to ladies and children’s kites I would get that tree destroyed immediately.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Of course the only reason the tree raped that lady in Evil Dead was because somebody had to read the Necronomicon.

        • TatR!

          Don’t apologise for the tree

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            You’re right. I shouldn’t. That tree was a monster.

    • Trespassing charge? Probably a misdemeanor.

      • Devin Harris

        Sounds worth the risk to me

  • TatR!

    On the four hour train yesterday and the four hour train today I read Pregnancy For Men: The Whole Nine Months. Much to think about!

    • My doula gave me her copy of The Birth Partner to read. The writing was a bit dry, but there were parts of it that were useful.

      • TatR!

        This was a real blokey funny kind of book. Lots of good information though. I know more than I knew before!

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Apparently a van just plowed into protesters in VA. This is getting ridiculous.

    • We’re seeing the beginning of the second American Civil War right now.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        I don’t understand what white nationalists want. America isn’t going back to 1952.

        • TatR!

          Apart from the war with Korea

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Touche.

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          It shouldn’t. That was a stupid year. All we got was a cool Mickey Mantle baseball card.

        • I think they’d probably prefer 1852.

          As a nation, we haven’t taken these idiots out to the woodshed enough to show them how messed up their opinions are. And now, they feel like it’s time to act. And they Attorney General isn’t going to stop them. And the president isn’t gonna denounce them to any real degree.

          Over the last 2-3 decades, we’ve allowed these racist cock knockers to take power to the point where a bunch of white guys can carry torches – UNMASKED – on a college campus and nothing will happen to them.

          I am very sad my daughter has to grow up in this shithole.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Same here. At least you’re in NYC though. I’m right in the thick of the shit.

          • I am grateful for that. For the most part, the majority of residents agree with my sensibilities. But that would likely make us more of a target for the crazies.

          • The Silver Fox

            I think my niece made the right choice to take a job offer in New Zealand.

          • There were worse decisions she could’ve made.

  • The Silver Fox
  • Marv

    Speaking of white nationalists I’m in Idaho now lol

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Bring me a potato!

      • Marv

        They grow more of those in Washington actually

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          Not with love though..

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Idaho. Yeah.

    • You ARE da ho…

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I kinda want to dye my hair.

  • Marv

    Stopped at this Walmart to get necessities. I don’t like driving without a few gallons of water and a few quarts of oil in the trunk

    • Grab a shotgun and some ammunition while you’re there.

      • Marv

        I looked into it before I left, brining my pistol would’ve been a nightmare with all these weird states

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        He should also snag a copy of Scooby Doo 2 out of the five dollar DVD bin.

  • Marv

    Every single person in this store is white lol

    Every. Single. One.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      That’s almost the polar opposite of the Wal-Marts near me.

    • Just like the rest of the state.

    • ProjectBlue

      Say hi to Mark Fuhrman for us!

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Last night I discovered that Fidget Spinning is becoming a competitive sport.

    • ProjectBlue

      Ugh, I want that shit to die a thousand deaths.

      • The Professor

        I want a 100% ban on that

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        I am fine with it helping the people they were meant to help but where its gotten to now is bad news. This is like what happened when cocaine first arrived…

  • Oceanwalk

    Productive day so far. Cleaned out a shit ton of weeds and vines from the yard. They were started to cover the door and window. It was pretty bad. Now the yard just looks mildly unused, instead of “meth lab” unused.

    Going to a Diamond Dogs dance party tonight. That should be fun!

  • Matt_InGeeked

    I’m playing Sonic 1!

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I did that a few months ago. To this day I can still only get as far as level three.

  • The Silver Fox

    New light fixture is in along with running a new wire from the breaker. Maybe now LED bulbs will actually last more than 6 months.

    • ProjectBlue

      Their longevity seems to be greatly exaggerated so far for me. The compact florescent too before them

      • The Silver Fox

        I’ve yet to find either of them to last longer than (or even anything near) the incandescent bulbs.

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder
    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      “Selena Gomez sleeps with old Jewish comedian”

      FTFY

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    *hears Weezer’s “Feels Like Summer” for the first time*

    http://i.imgur.com/sifLH5a.gif

  • I can’t believe is Trump is actually reading a speech and he still sounds like he’s making shit up as he goes along… Well, I guess I can believe it…

    • ProjectBlue

      (paraphrasing)I believed it before I read the research then the research proved it so we did it.

  • Don Frye vs. Yoshihiro Takayama is the cure for a gray day.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      A friend and I have made it our duty to perpetuate the story that in Japan they refer to that match as “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang”. Do your part. Keep the tale alive!

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Hey! So last night I was threatened by Low Tier God. I was watching a debate on YouTube over who was worse: DSP or Low Tier God and commenting. Well, the real LTG popped up. I threatened to put him in a figure four. He threatened to choke me out. You’re the only one who would appreciate this story.

      • I didn’t know you could choke people out in Street Fighter now.

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          Haha. I think he also called me a cuck. Had I known it was really him I would have told him that DSP was talking shit about him. I could have started a war that would have taken both of them out. Oh well.

          • If you put those two in a room together, they would either fight to the death or fuck. I am 1000% convinced of this.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Definitely. I feel like it would start with Phil begging and throwing his wallet at LTG.

          • This would be the worst Twitch stream ever.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            ….or the best?

  • “We’re gonna make America great again, but we’re gonna do it for all the people”

    Except the poor, who need better access to health care. And whoever else Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnel want to screw over without really saying what they’re doing.

    • ProjectBlue

      He’s so put off having to talk about Charlottsville. Dude’s on vacation, the nerve of them

      • He’s just relieved he’s talking about a situation involving white people. If there were more minorities involved, he would have just ignored it entirely for another couple of days.

  • The Silver Fox

    After listening to Trump, I went back and listened to RFK:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GoKzCff8Zbs

    • It’s such a sad contrast.

      • The Silver Fox

        RFK’s speech actually prevented rioting in Indianapolis after King’s assassination.

    • ProjectBlue

      I really wish he got a shot. In retrospect he was the best of the Kennedys

  • Facts

    This woman on this show laughs just like Fran Drescher. Its like nails on a chalkboard.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      What’chu watching?

      • Facts

        Below Deck

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          The shitty Bravo boat show? Did you lose a bet?

          • You’re not the only one here who can watch crap, sir!

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            I know but Jesus…I have seen decaying animal footage that is more tolerable than that show.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            You simmer it down or I will start submitting crudely written reviews of the crap I watch..

          • Settle down.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            You simmer first.

          • I don’t have to! I’m a certified geek!

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            But you’re acting like a spaz. Thats out of your Ken.

          • No I’m not! And no it isn’t!

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Breath, Poindexter. Breath. Here, use your sandwich bag.

          • Thanks!

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            See, I care..don’t let none of these fuckos tell you different..

          • You are a quality addition to the Geekery.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Easy now.

          • Sub-quality?

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            I am a solid B+ player.

          • Easy now

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            I am a triple threat. A boon to the internet.

          • Let’s just not use certain terminology over here, ok? You gotta leave some of it over at the other place.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Oh Jesus…that was a thing over there. God I hate that place.

          • I know.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            I went there the other night and felt like a parent at Hot Topic. Like, “Why the fuck am I here? What the fuck is a ‘Shibata’!?”

          • Facts

            Its what im being forced to watch.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            That’s a bummer. At least The Real Housewives has it’s moments.

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    I guess white nationalists have always been around, it’s just that now supposed more “moderate” folks who might have had sympathies towards those idea now feel a) emboldened by recent events and b) realize that eventually they will now longer be the dominant culture not just here but around the world. So the numbers are growing and the justifications are growing louder and more convoluted.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    So as I look at the copyright info on this LCD Soundsystem promo deal I notice that it’s not copyright information at all but instead the words to “The Wheels On The Bus”.

  • “Can we touch on the rise of white nationalists with this? Shouldn’t that be included here?”

    “I tell you what, someone’s gonna win a Pulitzer writing about it.”

    “It won’t be us.”

    “Well, yeah, of course not. I said SOMEONE.”

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      “On both sides” is so hilariously telling. Can’t piss off the base!

      • By the end of the weekend, it will be pivoted to how the left are still upset about Hillary losing and they were causing problems with a group of Americans exercising their right to freedom of expression.

        • Matt_InGeeked

          It already is. My father-in-law just used it.

  • The Silver Fox

    Gonna be fun teaching civics and current events classes this year, especially since at least a third of the students come from households that voted for Trump.

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      I just find it amazing that in a world where 90% of the most powerful people are White, these folks somehow still feel “threatened” and the need to “take the country back”.

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder
  • Mike Mears

    I always feel fortunate that, living in a decent sized college town, I’m somewhat insulated from this white nationalist bullshit in a way that people in smaller communities just 15-20 miles from Champaign definitely aren’t. But people in Charlottesville probably felt the same way. One of my best friends from middle school lives there now, and she’s absolutely heartbroken.

    • The Silver Fox

      I live in a college town about an hour from Charlottesville, so I do wonder if the same thing will happen here.

  • The Silver Fox
  • Curtis Williams

    At least it’s a little more lively here

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Well. That was a mistake. I looked at NES Classics for sale and now I just want to go nerd tipping.

  • So what’s happening here? You guys are driving into each other?

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I guess. It’s all the rage.

    • It happens sometimes.

    • Terrible shit is happening that threatens our republic and will be summarily forgotten in a week.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I really hate The Pretenders.

    • The Silver Fox

      I don’t mind Brass in Pocket, Back on the Chain Gang or Middle of the Road.

  • The Silver Fox

    True or false: social media has done more harm than good?

    • It’s a push… it’s given the vocal minority more of an outlet so their stupid bullshit gets amplified and everything becomes more important than it has any right to be. But it also helps to identify those idiots as people you should want to avoid.

      • Comdukakis

        That voice though depresses others due to the volume of the stupid. As it depresses the softer, more intelligent voices, the loud adds more idiots. Emotion and anger are rewarded, fact and rationality shouted down. The cycle continues as more gravitate to the idiots and the rational either get drowned out, give up, or become louder and more strident themselves. Lather, rinse, repeat

        • The only reason its rewarded is because we’re too hesitant to slap them down. Twitter gives us the same opportunities as the crazies and morons have to vocalize, but because we turn up our noses to it, we let it happen and the wretched refuse gets to have too much of a say.

          The idiots and the racists just figured out how to utilize social media better than the ones who we should be listening to.

          • Comdukakis

            But using it better seems to involve being louder, more abrasive, and using bullshit to reinforce opinions. Not sure how smarter people combat that with current attention spans.

          • Working at it instead of acting like we’re above it would be a good start.

          • Comdukakis

            I just find it all exhausting at this point. Sadly I think many do as well. Social media shouldn’t be work. Truth over bullshit shouldn’t be hard work. Giving up is wrong but we have lives to lead on a day to day basis.

          • And that’s why we won’t win the day here. Unlike in Spaceballs, where “evil will always win because good is dumb,” here, “evil will always win because good has better shit to do than dealing with evil’s stupidity.”

          • Comdukakis

            Worst part of social media is letting idiots find each other to reinforce their idiocy. Used to be left to right wing talk radio or newsletters

          • Curtis Williams

            But I also feel like we’re too quick to shut down the opinions that are different but not all that offensive.

    • True.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      True. There are more dumb people than smart people, thus the pendulum swings true.

      • There have always been more dumb people than smart people. Social media helps us identify them.

        • Matt_InGeeked

          And gives them a louder voice and a connection to others like them so that they organize.

          • It’s a shame we don’t just let them organize and then just take them all in.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            I have wanted to do something like this for years.

          • Organize a white supremacist rally?

            There’s still time!

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Nah. Round up humans for mass slaughter. Doesn’t matter who. They are all equally detestable.

    • Mike Mears

      Eh, probably a push.

    • I’m inclined to say false, because for all the stupid and spiteful shit that gets posted on social media, how much of it actually affects ANYTHING? It’s a giant pool of impotent rage.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Today’s events prove it effects things.

        • How? I don’t think anyone involved in this saw a Facebook post one day and thought “y’know, I think this white supremacist movement might be onto something!” I think they were inclined in that direction regardless.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            It invokes a visceral reaction and causes more involvement where it otherwise would have stayed bottled up.

          • Is that any better? Even if it’s bottled up, they still can vote and exercise all their actual civil powers. That’s actual power, this is grandstanding.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            One person is dead and many are injured. It’s more than grandstanding.

          • And while that’s tragic, yes, I don’t think this is Kristallnacht by any stretch. Similar things have happened before and they weren’t sea changes.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Let’s hope yours is the correct assessment of the situation.

    • Urgoz Bone-Grinder
    • Comdukakis

      True as can be

    • Curtis Williams

      Ooof. I’m torn. I think social media has made us more sensitive to things that aren’t a big deal, but it’s been a great tool when it comes to protests or promotion.

  • Matt_InGeeked
    • We just watched Paw Patrol. There were aliens.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        I don’t know what this one is about.

  • The Silver Fox

    Anybody plan to watch Young Sheldon this fall?

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I hope that fails so fucking hard.

    • Not even with a gun to my fucking head.

      • But if someone wanted to recap it… I wouldn’t say no.

        • The Silver Fox

          Don’t look at. I couldn’t stand BBT.

          • I was just putting it out there for the general public. I wouldn’t want anyone to torture themselves against their will.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      I like BBT and I won’t watch it.

    • I’d rather watch a show about Sheldon the Egg from U.S. Acres.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        That would be pretty sweet.

      • I’d watch that

      • RudoWakening

        As long as Roy makes a cameo

    • I don’t know what it is. No.

    • Comdukakis

      Maybe

    • RudoWakening

      Not a snowball’s chance in hell.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    This…this is a good song. Fun video too.

    https://youtu.be/eAM9diyVRiM

    • RudoWakening

      I LOOOOOOOVE that entire first album

      • Oceanwalk

        The first Cults album is fantastic. None of their follow-ups were able to come close to matching it. I really like “Abducted” and “Never Heal Myself” as well.

  • The Silver Fox
  • I’m watching Trump’s remarks about what happened and HOLY BALLS that dude’s face is a 12/10 on the “I hate this fucking job, somebody get me the hell out of here” scale.

    • Comdukakis

      Good then he can quit

      • I think he wants to, but just can’t bring himself to do it.

        • Comdukakis

          As much as pence being a much more calculated asshole scares me, he won’t get me killed. Might starve some others with his policies,kill some with no health care….

          Ahh fuck….we are so screwed

        • I’m starting to think that, as long as we all survive his four years in office, Trump declares it the most successful presidency ever and decides not to run again, because he has nothing left to prove.

          His ego definitely won’t let him quit.

          • Absolute and complete agreement with the last sentence of this. That would be admitting failure on the grandest of stages, it’s not like declaring bankruptcy or having to shutter a casino, those, he can write off to himself as the price of doing business.

            What I think will ultimately make the decision for him in 2020 will be when he looks in the mirror at some point in 2019 and realizes what the stress of this job is doing to his hair.

          • A heart attack is also a possibility…

          • The two might be linked.

          • Also a possibility? Melania with a frying pan in the Residence.

          • Comdukakis

            I’m still hoping for a chain reaction that takes out trump, pence, and ryan

          • RudoWakening

            And Hatch. Don’t forget Orrin Hatch.

          • RudoWakening

            I would love for him to die

    • His new chief of staff is apparently instilling more order than Preibus was willing to fight for. Dude was even reading off of prepared remarks. Which I’m guessing were forced on him. Which I’m guessing didn’t help his, “Fuck all of you why am I here” face.

  • David Duke is praising Donald Trump again.

    Holy fuckballs.

  • Curtis Williams

    I got a free ticket to NXT tonight and I have no real excitement or dread.

  • The Silver Fox

    Off to dinner and then to see Dirty Dancing later.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4BQLE_RrTSU
    Because it came out around the time of our first date, this song has always been one of our favorites.

    • Devin Harris

      So radical leftists can’t be white? And what is he a doctor of?

      • RudoWakening

        He has a PhD in Hating Darkies

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Thuganomics.

        • RudoWakening

          That’s racist

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Eh, maybe a little..

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    Hey guys! I found this YouTube video channel called Dr. Pimple Popper! It’s full of gross videos, but the dermatologist is unbelievably hot!!! I feel very conflicted watching them…

    • Seriously, what is wrong with you?

      • FriendshipIsTheBest!

        Google an image of her and you’ll realize there’s nothing wrong here!

    • RudoWakening

      My sister (a nurse) watches and shares them on the Facebooks all the time

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        There is an odd joy in watching some of that shit. I always feel like Bart and Homer when they are watching When Buildings Explode.

        • RudoWakening

          Or When Surgery Goes Wrong

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Hahahaha! You watch that shit too! Awesome.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Yeah, the lipoma removals and large cyst removals are a bit much but the blackheads are very satisfying.

  • Curtis Williams

    I think it’s time to do a rewatch of Atlanta

    • ProjectBlue

      Was a good show. Probably too serious for me to rewatch though.

  • RudoWakening

    The worst part about today was everyone (as I stayed this morning) laughing and going about at my supervisor being hungover/still drunk like it was no big deal. Then he shows up in the building wearing shades safey glasses (which is a big no-no), drops them off his face several times, kicks them about, and nearly tripped walking up the stairs. This shit is totally fucking unacceptable to me.

    Since it was a Saturday and OT, if I say anything EVERYONE will know it was me because I don’t drink and didn’t find it amusing at all. Plus, these dudes are the “don’t be a rat” type of guys, so I could potentially be double-fucked in the future by someone in site being like, “That guy’s a rat, don’t bring him on.”

    But at least I got to vent.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      You should have nudged him off a high area. Totes could have played it as an accident.

      • RudoWakening

        Here’s the thing: he totally went on the other side of a barricade near an open hole while we were removing HEPA trunks! Then he got shitty with the RP tech

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          Should have made your move. Then afterwards delivered a speech that in reality would have just been the lyrics to “Straight Edge”

    • ProjectBlue

      Is it more of a bs position or could his work put you in harm’s way? I’d be pissed too but if him being a screw up could kill me, I’d think hard on ratting, consequences be damned

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I kinda feel like Dale Gribble may have been onto something when he came up with pocket sand as a defense mechanism.

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    Hey guys! I like to dip my strawberries in sugar! Am I the only one who does this?

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      No. I seen it done before.

      • FriendshipIsTheBest!

        I think they’re kinda sour without it!

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          I wouldn’t know. I only eat fruit in Starburst, Skittle, or Jolly Rancher form.

    • I’ve never done that but I’ve sprinkled sugar over a bowl of berries.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I think I might watch Road Wild ’98 when I get home. It is Sturgis season after all…

  • Matt_InGeeked

    I’m at LongHorn.

    *Rudo boos*

    That’s fair.

    • FriendshipIsTheBest!

      I like their hamburgers!!!

      • Matt_InGeeked

        I have an 8 oz. Sirloin with no butter, a plain baked potato, and steamed broccoli coming to me.

        • Matt_InGeeked

          So very plain shit for a million dollars.

          • Steamed broccoli is rad, and I never get butter on my steak. I’m not a huge lover of baked potato, but if I do get that then it’s loaded. So that’s boring.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            That all sounds fine and dandy.

        • FriendshipIsTheBest!

          Good job sticking to your diet, Matt! Don’t forget to go swimming, though!

        • That sounds pretty good, actually…

          • Matt_InGeeked

            It was good. And now it’s gone. 🙁

    • Dunno what that is but it sounds meaty. So carry on.

  • This fan film adaptation of Sandman issue 6 is kind of amazing:

    http://thecasualgeekery.com/2017/08/12/fan-film-does-sandman-right/

    • Oceanwalk

      I saw that yesterday. It’s pretty jaw-dropping. Even Neil Gaiman thought so.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Because I am an idiot and have only gone through them once so far…which one is issue six?

      …is it the diner one?

      • It’s the diner one.

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          I see…

          • I would think something like this would be right up your alley…

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            That issue fucked me up for days. It’s the only one I truly remember.

          • I can see that. This video may do the same thing.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            I plan to avoid it. It’s for the better. I could get over fuck scenes in Preacher. I can’t get over the Diner.

          • That’s a shame. Give the link a click anyway for me. The video won’t autoplay.

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    Hey guys, you remember Bonkers candy? That was my favorite!!!!!

  • Marv

    In Missoula, Montana now. I suspect this is a beautiful state but I can’t see any of it because the Rocky Mountains are on fire as well. It’s been 500 straight miles of smoke over the last two days, it’s unbelievable https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/25140f39b7e8bcd2d77d3b4a1e9e01503d5062f80a7dc240078ac3f654bb40af.jpg

    • Is there any place on your path that isn’t on fire?

      • Marv

        Not so far! It’s been crazy. My sinuses are death I can’t fathom how people are living in this every day

    • FriendshipIsTheBest!

      Are you driving across America, Marv? If so, maybe you can come by and hang out!

  • Marv

    Alright all gassed up and back on the road, five hours to Billings and maybe probably a hotel

  • Facts

    Still watching Below Deck……….

    Want to continue my Madden Franchise.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      You poor idiot.

  • I just got home and saw what’s been happening..
    I would like to announce I am officially against running cars into groups of people.

  • Good grief it’s a bust few weeks coming up. My sister and her family on Thursday, then Marv and the CG/BoD All-Stars. Then, next week, my wife’s cousin and her family are coming. Then my parents, to help watch the baby because the sitter won’t be here. Then HER dad is coming to stay with us for Labor Day.

    Plus, I’m closing more than I’m not. So exhausting.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Oh fantastic, I have stumbled across God shows for kids. Those are always crap. Except Circle Square. That show was okay. They had puppets and it was Canadian.

  • Facts

    I am not one to run people over based on their skin color.

  • Facts

    I have a feeling Marv will end up in the backwoods like Deliverance.

    • ProjectBlue

      Not if he burns them all down on his march to the sea

      • Seriously, I think the fires are following him.

        • ProjectBlue

          It’d be fascinating to see how many states we just go along with it before the horror dawns on us all

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      Those poor inbred hillbillies…

  • RudoWakening

    Just reading up about Charlottesville and HOLY FUCK. Is it wrong to call for a genocide of these white trash, Nazi, white supremacist cunts?

    And well done, Terry McAuliffe, on your excellent speech

    • GW Bush’s homeland security and counterterrorism adviser tweeted out that this was terrorism. I don’t like agreeing with GWB staffers. Makes me feel dirty, you know?

      • RudoWakening

        It definitely feels wrong, but goddamn if said advisor isn’t correct.

        • Over the last 6 months, I’ve found myself saying, “Huh, that makes sense” to GW Bush, Dick Cheney and most of his former cabinet members. It’s a hell of a world we live in.

          • RudoWakening

            It is, but we must constantly remind ourselves that they, too, were terrible people. They’re just not so terrible as to threaten an entire country and to NOT refer to an attack by Nazi assholes as terrorism

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      It felt like we had done a good job marginalizing them and turning the whole concept into a punchline…then the internet and later social media came along and gave them newfound powers and influence. Now, some confused young kid who needs some proper guidance in life stumbles onto these sites and suddenly finds groups who say “hey, it’s not YOUR fault your life sucks, it’s those damn n*****s!” and that resonates, unfortunately.

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    Friendshipville > Charlottesville

  • And Orrin Hatch is coming out to condemn the Nazis today.

  • How many times do you think “the war of northern aggression” was said in Charlottesville

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      As many times as you’ll find folks who insist slavery was the best thing that ever happened to Black people. “We took you out of the jungle and civilized you! You should be thanking us!”

      • They didn’t have to pay for room or board.. they didn’t have all the troubles of life to worry about

  • Dwayne

    What’s good, my casual acquaintances?

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      Race talk, always a non-controversial topic!

      • Dwayne

        Terrific

      • And yet, we have come through united and stronger than ever. The Geekery stands with all people in the ideals that punching Nazis in the face is the best thing to do.

    • It may have been Peyton that ran that car into that crowd.

      • Dwayne

        Uh oh.

      • RudoWakening

        They had some VERY loud opinions on Papa John’s

    • RudoWakening

      Hey there, buddy

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Alright. Time to kill off this beer and watch some awful celebrity wrestling with bikers..

    • Dwayne

      Road Wild 98?

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Yes. It is Sturgis season and it’s time to get in the spirit!

        • Dwayne

          I remember the 96 one and thinking there was going to be a riot because of Harlem Heat

  • I’m seriously reading the most terrifying shit today. And this was years before I was born.

    “Moreover, Defense Secretary James Schlesinger recalled years later that in the final days of the Nixon presidency he had issued an unprecedented set of orders: If the president gave any nuclear launch order, military commanders should check with either him or Secretary of State Henry Kissinger before executing them. Schlesinger feared that the president, who seemed depressed and was drinking heavily, might order Armageddon. Nixon himself had stoked official fears during a meeting with congressmen during which he reportedly said, “I can go in my office and pick up a telephone, and in 25 minutes, millions of people will be dead.” Senator Alan Cranston had phoned Schlesinger, warning about “the need for keeping a berserk president from plunging us into a holocaust.””

    • A preemptive strike like that really oughtn’t to be down to the decision of one person unchecked, IMO.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I assume this was around the same time Hunter S. Thompson was talking about where Nixon would race off into the D.C. streets late at night howling like a wolf.

      • It’s possible he was doing it WITH Nixon. Couple of crazy bastards who came together. For insanity.

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          Nah. From what I gather they met once in a bathroom and ended up talking about football.

          • That’s not the way Warren Ellis tells the story.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Well that’s a different story with a different person.

    • …..interesting…when I’m not drinking is when I’m most likely to order Armageddon

    • Dwayne

      That Tricky Dick

  • The National Is a band I can listen to for hours

    • Blackjack Jowalsen

      But not live.

    • The National is Duck’s favorite baseball team.

    • Dayman Macklin

      I loved their rendition of Rains of Castamere.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    More wrestlers need to take over The Tonight Show. Fallon needs a smack in the mouth.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    *looks at the crowd*

    So much money wasted….hey, Tony looks like The Terminator.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Wait….there was a Travis Tritt show AFTER the ppv? Good God.

  • Something is happening…we think it’s the eclipse.. nobody is driving correct out there.. everyone seems to be an asshole.. I’m strongly considering not living the house tomorrow

  • Why does humanity suck?
    like along the eclipse law enforcement is preparing like they would for a natural disaster…
    the moon is going to cover the god damn sun for a little while… What the fuck everyone??? How can we not all just follow some simple god damn rules and decencies and just have all the adults act like fucking adults..and have the adults keep their kids from doing the kind of shit parents are tasked with keeping their kids from doing……

    • ProjectBlue

      That’s the amazing part. When I first started seeing those headlines, I thought who knows, maybe there’s something science-y and it’d interfere with cell signals or satellites. Nope, just panic of a lot of people congregating

  • Facts

    Lets spend 25 minutes deciding on dinner.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Ham! You want ham.

      • Facts

        Mexican food

    • Blackjack Jowalsen

      It’s like my family.

      • Facts

        I dont care.

        Ok how about……

        No i don’t that.

        ……….

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    1 match.

    I made it one match in and now I am done.

    • Facts

      That ppv is terrible

  • RudoWakening

    I will speak no further on the subject, but I am about to watch Omega/Okada III due to the fact that it will doubtless improve my day

    • have not seen it yet..don’t know how it ends (has a feeling how it will end) good luck.
      people suck….but you don’t

      • RudoWakening

        Thanks friend!

  • It’s awesome to find local-ish artists you end up loving. Kishi Bashi, Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos, Richard Wright all music artists I really love and are on a record label that is just right down the street from me

  • Ginger Mahal

    Hello, friends.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Yo.

    • Hello Ginger

    • que pasa

    • FriendshipIsTheBest!

      Yes! That’s exactly right! Friends!!!!!!!!!

      • Ginger Mahal

        So no one told you life was gonna be this way

    • ..

      • Ginger Mahal

        It’s ok, I wasn’t talking to you, bucko.

        • It’s why I didn’t say hi.

          • Ginger Mahal

            Fair, I’m retarded.

          • FriendshipIsTheBest!

            Don’t fight guys! There’s enough pepper spray and mean words and depressing YouTube videos out there right now!

    • RudoWakening

      What’s up, bud?

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Well shit. Now I have a grip of free time. I wish liquor stores delivered.

  • Ginger Mahal

    You know what’s a really awesome cover song that I never see mentioned when people discuss awesome covers?

    The Saints – River Deep Mountain High

  • Matt_InGeeked

    It’s pretty crazy. All these GOP senators and congressmen are condemning the supremacists in Charlottesville. Rubio called them terrorists. Meanwhile,the President assigns blame to both sides as though the two sides are on equal footing. Unbelievable. Unbelievable this is where we are.

    • RudoWakening

      “Better blame both sides, sir. Don’t want the good white men being blamed for running down niggers and Jews”

      –Steve Bannon, almost certainly

    • Comdukakis

      because in Trump’s world all protest is bad. regardless of how peaceful or the motive sadly many cops see any protest as the enemy as well, which is why you see situations escalate that shouldn’t due to overly agressive law enforcement looking for trouble

  • Make Puns not war

  • RudoWakening
    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I have that 45. It came with an armband.

  • Just discovered this about Tegan and SaraL”n 2013, the band partnered with Coolhaus, their “favourite ice cream sandwich truck”,[37]
    to create an ice cream sandwich in favour of marriage equality. The
    sandwich featured Double Chocolate cookies and Salted Caramel ice cream,
    and was named “Til Death Do Us Part” I liked them…now I love them

    • RudoWakening

      Tegan and Sara are the absolute best

  • Dayman Macklin

    I’m conquering some childhood fears and I’m watching It. They’re rushing through a lot of shit, its cheesy, poorly acted and written and Tim Curry is still creepy as hell.

  • Marv

    Day Two Hat

    This is Ennis, MT. They swear it’s a town. I mostly only took a photo because it looks like a place out of Preacher. Montana rules, it’s all Rocky Mountain with giant basalt outcroppings and cliffs and stuff. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cd269b3f9fe3874bc9a4d73af98e8f979203f6867e1ce33d5e5a01b179efe716.jpg

    • Marv

      I wish I could have seen more of it but it’s all smoke

    • Blackjack Jowalsen

      I’m going to Missoula for a conference next summer. Definitely looking forward to it.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Wow. That is the face of what will kill me in six months.

    • Dayman Macklin

      Ha that’s funny. A place named Ennis looks like a place out of Preacher.

      • Monument Valley should be added to Marv’s itinerary.

        • Dayman Macklin

          It belongs on everyone’s itinerary.

    • There is gonna be a state along the way that hauls you in just for the mask

      • also you need bigger hats

      • Dayman Macklin

        And to that state I will devote my undying…devotion.

    • RudoWakening

      You look different this year

    • FriendshipIsTheBest!

      Marv, this is exactly how I pictured you!!!!

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        As a raccoon man?

        • FriendshipIsTheBest!

          As a cuddly cartoon character come to life! Pretty much how I imagine all of us!

  • I wonder if the rally at Union Square is still going on…

  • Men are using AirDrop to send dick pics to women on the subway in NYC.

    Technology!

    • Facts

      Air what?

      • AirDrop, it’s an iPhone service that lets you send things between Apple devices

        • Facts

          Buh?

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Technology shit..

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Hahaha. That’s grand.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    A lot of people on shitty God tv shows have very soothing southern accents..

  • I think tomorrow’s open thread will have a lot of images of superheroes punching Nazis.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      From you or *points at the folks* from them?

    • I did nazi that coming

    • ProjectBlue

      It’s a shame the bubble the superheros operate in never gives anyone the temerity to tell them to knock that off

    • Comdukakis

      I blame both sides

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Hey neat! I have discovered Tonga John.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Holy shit! It’s the Barbarian!

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I could really use some Chinese food.

    • Dayman Macklin

      I don’t care for Chinese at all except for one random place in my neighborhood which I can scarf down like crazy.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Chinese food is magic. I can eat that shit whenever.

        • I can only do it once in a while, but when I get the urge I’ll crush a tonne of it. The sauces are too sweet. I always order it with no added MSG as well.

          • FriendshipIsTheBest!

            I like the fortune cookies!!!

          • Me too! My wife doesn’t eat them, so I get them all!

  • Comdukakis

    slow night in here

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Quite.

    • Marv’s a draw house show business goes down without him

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Pretty much. Once he leaves it’s radio silence and me talking to myself…which isn’t nearly as fun here as it is IRL. I should make another account to reply to myself with.

      • FriendshipIsTheBest!

        I want to be a draw! That’s why my avatar is a drawing!!!

    • Busy night for me at work, plus way too much time on Twitter because it feels like I’m the only one in the newsroom following other shit happening.

      • And now I’m headed home so I can grab a bite to eat and set up tomorrow’s Nazi punching open thread

    • Comdukakis

      i used to have Crossroads, the clapton boxed set. but I sold it when I went away to college many years ago (would have been 93

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I keep hearing fire engines in the distance..

    • the forest fires are following marv

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Oh Christ, then he’s heading for me. Good think he knows not where I am. I don’t want him to see how I live.

  • Marv

    Yay made it to Billings! 678 miles today, 922 total

  • I have no idea where I am right now. Thank the heavens I don’t get off the bus til the last stop…

  • did some car shopping…. might end up buying instead of leasing…. I hate all this I hate big decisions and spending money.

    we did like the fiat though

    • If my parents didn’t decide to just ditch one of their cars when they moved, I never would have bothered with a car.

    • I’ve always bought old shitboxes for cash. I hate financing anything. I did buy a 2013 Equinox recently which is by far the newest car that I ever owned and pay 50 bucks a month for it. Drives me nuts. Monthly payments can eat a bug.

  • Facts

    Nothing like walking and then hit with a random shower of rain. Ahhh it felt nice.

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    Okay, guys, after watching a bunch of Dr. Pimple Popper videos, I’ve gotta say, even though she’s hot, it’s still more fun to watch drunken amateurs drain each other’s boils!

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Ewww.

      • FriendshipIsTheBest!

        People go a long way for their friends!

  • Marv

    omg sex appeal there’s a Cracker Barrel here!

    • duh

      • Marv

        Sadly they are closing. So I’m going with Papa John’s I’ll ask for your discount.

        This hotep is hilarious I can’t wait to take a pic here in a few mins

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          You found a ho-tep? Ohhhhhhh, those are bad business unless you got somebody who’s willing to fight it with you.

  • We have two eps of Glow left…. I like it I understand why some would be underwhelmed but I am very much enjoying it

    • I quite liked it. Almost all of the characters were totally believable.

    • FriendshipIsTheBest!

      I like the theme song! “I…am…the warriah”!!!

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I like that World Class keeps welcoming viewers from Chicago and Minneapolis. It’s nice to feel welcome by tv.

  • Blanche was happy for Maron butt

  • With all the prime time i have been watching i figured I’d watch the SNME’s up to where I am in 86 so that I can watch them with the prime times and so on…..anyway the first SNME…Vince’s first show on Network tv he puts Pete Doherty? I know it was almost 1 am but…. really?

    • also this SNME is booked like he wanted to have to redub all the music years later.
      US Express (Born in the USA)
      Hogan eye of the tiger
      richter She bop
      JYD another one bites the dust

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Wait…. Wendi was coming out to that!? I thought it was “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”?

        • you are probably right…I was going from memory.. thought they used shebop for some reason but I was watching the network version so yeah you are probably right

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            They would have never used She Bop because like Roddy Piper once eloquently put it on an episode of TNT, “IT’S A SONG ABOUT MASTURBATION!!!!”

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      The Duke is a draaw!!

    • Dayman Macklin

      WRONG SITE!!

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        You gonna do this every time?

        • Dayman Macklin

          As long as Peyton insists on this crusade against decency? Probably not.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Good.

  • Marv

    LOL I imagine this as the scene of a 1964 Republican National convention, all indoor

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/64f1bebf508da57d68e569d209215f1510a0461f21b8173bfb147f017c7ffc1d.jpg

  • Dayman Macklin

    Safe to say the It movie fell acres short of the novel.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I kinda want to go to the bar and see if I can get them to switch all the TVs to Adult Swim again.

  • down a weird youtube hole…how awesome would something like this on tv today be.

    also realizing how much of A Face In The Crowd is based on Dean.

  • Marv

    Mmmmm yes a pizza sounds divine

  • Marv

    The weirdest thing about Montana is that every town has the first letter of the name written on the hill above the city. Like Butte had a big B (lol) and um…other places had other letters. I forget now. But there were a lot of them. All day.

  • Marv

    I’m going to be really annoyed tomorrow when I cross into South Dakota and the speed limit goes down to 65. Being able to legally go 80+ is fairly wonderful.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Huh, so apparently I am getting my Soul Wounds cleansed and healed.

    • That’ll be good. You seem like a fellow with a dirty and deceased soul. It weighs a body down.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        I dunno. It all sounds kinda hinky.

  • The Professor

    Just got home from being out all day. So what did trump do now?

    • Marv

      Oh was there a thing?

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        A thing and a little bit of stuff.

        • Marv

          As useful as ever.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            You’re guess is as good as mine as to what happens out there in the world. I only absorb the broad strokes.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Nah, there was some protesting that turned uggo and Trump had to make a speech about it. That’s as much as I got.

    • He was Trump-like

    • Ate a baby. Right there on TV.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        It was burnt to shit and covered in ketchup like how he likes his steaks.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Okay this lady is asking God to wash her mouth out with his blood. That is so metal….

  • Brian Posehn.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Tall, wrote some Deadpool, contributed to my favorite News Radio clip.

      • And his jizz cures cancer and tastes like Pinkberry.

    • Marv

      Who?

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Comedian guy. Writes comics sometimes.

        • Marv

          Oh. I’ve not cared for him in a few things lol

          • Now you have a name to associate with the indifference.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Is it because he’s tall and homely?

          • Marv

            I just don’t really find him funny and his acting kind of sucks

          • You can kinda look at him and tell he’s not a charisma machine. But I enjoy his stand-up.

          • Marv

            I didn’t know he did stand-up that might be worth checking out. And I’m not familiar with his writing so that might be good

          • It’s really refreshing seeing someone not fall over themselves to say how awesome he is.

          • Marv

            Is he a big deal? I’ve never really heard anyone talk about him either way

          • Most of the people I hang around with think he’s awesome.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            These are truths. I picked up the first collection of Deadpool that he co-wrote. THAT…..that was alright. Perfectly acceptable comic bookery.

  • Marv

    Poo it’s Saturday night so no local news coverage, I was all excited when I saw it was 11 lol

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      That’s not a bad hat.

  • Marv

    My za was supposed to be here eight minutes ago, this tracker thing lied to me

  • Alright, I’m gonna go pass out now that tomorrow’s open thread is written.

  • I need to re-watch Bill Burr’s bit about Angry Hitler at the 1936 Olympics.

    • Marv

      I listened to 11 hours of WW1 lecture today, got another six hours for tomorrow. After that I think I might go through all my Burr albums

      • What’s the next stop on Crestour ’17?

        • Marv

          Five hours to Rushmore tomorrow morning, then eight or nine hours toward Madison. I’ll stop in a hotel somewhere then Monday morning is lunch with Hoss

      • Best_in_the_World

        So what really caused It? Weak European economies? I know they attribute it to the Archduke assassination, but that was more like the straw breaking the camel’s back, right? I’m happy to hear your thoughts.

        • A combination of deep, interlocking alliances that basically forced things to escalate and a gross miscalculation of how bad it was actually going to be once war broke out.

          • Best_in_the_World

            Why did it force things to escalate? I feel like WWI has gone forgotten in light of WWII and Vietnam. Even Korea seems to get more discourse these days. I’m still happy to hear your thoughts if you’re willing to share!

          • Austria wanted to go after Serbia for sponsoring the Archduke’s assassination. Germany was treaty-bound to defend Austria, while Serbia was backed by Russia. So when Russia moved to stand up for the Serbs, the Germans were obligated to jump in on Austria’s side if the Russians mobilized for war.

            On the Western side, Germany had plans for war with France that required them to invade Belgium. The British and French had long ago guaranteed Belgium’s neutrality, so when Germany crossed into Belgium, the British were now obligated to join in on the French-Belgian side and declared war on Germany.

          • Best_in_the_World

            You know your stuff! Fascinating.

        • Marv

          A bunch of factors, mostly a combination of the creation of Germany as a state 40 years before and that no one understood what machine guns were going to look like.

          • Best_in_the_World

            Is there one main factor scholars point to? Like, a Pearl Harbor, for instance?

          • Marv

            Hmm. I don’t know about scholars but if I had to sum it up on main thing I’d say the romance of war. All of these countries had been working on plans and strategies for a general European war since Napoleon. They were actually excited to finally set the machines in motion. Right up until there were millions dead in the first month.

          • Best_in_the_World

            Got a follow up – if you still want to talk about this of course, no pressure either way. Why did we get involved? By we I mean the US.

          • Marv

            Oh dude I am fucking World War obsessed I can talk about either of them for days.

            We used the same strategy for both world wars: Let Europe eat itself and go deeply into debt borrowing from us then turn around sell them stuff for that same borrowed money. This only works as long as the war is still going, when things start to look like they’re coming to an end and our side is losing then our investment (i.e. the debt we’re owed) gets threatened and we have to step in so we can keep getting paid.

          • Best_in_the_World

            Fascinating stuff. I didn’t know the rationale for II had precedent in I. Makes me think about current events. I know we will see it happen again – it’s a matter of when, not if, imo. We’ve got to keep the economy strong, otherwise shit hits the fan in ways we don’t think about. Even though history is right there to warn us with precedent.

          • Yeah, a big factor for Hitler’s rise to power was the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I and the fact that Germany owed France and the others a SHITLOAD of war reparations.

          • Marv

            Oh yeah the second war is very much a blowoff of steam left over from the first. Hitler particularly was obsessed but in ways so was Churchill. The creation of Germany really upset European politics there for a bit, they basically proclaimed themselves and from that moment had the biggest land army on the continent and wanted to use it.

            Again it all goes back to that romance of war. To people in the late 1800s/early 1900s still looked war like it was this test for a man, it proved your honor and courage. The French showed up to the first battles of World War I still wearing bright colors and helmets with long horse hair and stuff like it was still Napoleon’s time.

            I think in a way it was kind of inevitable too. Eventually the style of war that lasted 2,5000 years was going to have to run into artillery and tanks. The world was going to change sooner or later and that usually requires a whole shit load of people dying.

            God I love the wars lol

          • I always thought it was funny that the British and French were so resistant to the idea of entrenchment for the first stretch of the war. It’s funny for the British because they JUST had experience with trench warfare in the Boer War and the French were horrified at the prospect of anything that wasn’t FULL-ON OFFENSE ALL THE TIME ALL O NO D.

          • Marv

            In everything I heard today I think my favorite story was the Belgians purposely flooding they’re most fertile farmland with saltwater to prevent a German flanking maneuver. Cesar used to sow salt in the fields of his very worst enemies and these fuckers did it on purpose.

          • Best_in_the_World

            Great analysis – I agree! So let me play Devils Advocate about style of war.

            Are we going to have to go to war with a country w/ nukes (and incur massive casualties as a result) before we learn that the theater for warfare has changed? I say yes. I hope I’m wrong though.

          • Marv

            I think it already has, it’s all economic. We don’t send divisions to win countries now, we send corporations. Coca-Cola is our front line, there’s a Coke factory everywhere. There’s one in fucking Myanmar, it’s one of the rare buildings with reliable electricity.

          • It’s like the guy from Die Hard said.

            “We’re flexible. Pearl Harbor didn’t work, so we got you with tape decks.”

          • Marv

            Myanmar: AKA the country they still feel comfortable making Rambo movies in because it’s still basically the same

          • Best_in_the_World

            I can’t say I’m mad at that. I liked going to 7-11 when I wandered the streets of Taipei. I knew what I was getting into. Plus, they spoke English. It’s good to be American, I don’t care what people say lol

          • Marv

            It’s the greatest dude. I’ve driven almost 1,000 miles in the last two days across the infrastructural masterfuckingpiece of a territory. Perfect beautiful roads forever, with power lines all along the way.

          • I remember hearing once that torturers in Iraq and other third world countries would sodomize people with Coke bottles SPECIFICALLY because Coca-Cola was so prevalent worldwide that no matter where their victims went, they’d see the Coke logo and have flashbacks.

            That is some inspired sadism right there.

          • Marv

            Jesus lol

          • RIGHT? Like, that’s some next level terribility.

          • RudoWakening

            That’s pretty fucking impressive, actually. Old-school psychology

          • RudoWakening

            Churchill had plans in place to keep the War going for YEARS because he was obsessed with it!

          • It’s a toss up for me between Kahn and WW1 for HH. Both were subjects I only had basic knowledge of but WW1 being such a shit show and perfect storm of old way thinking meets new technology its pretty amazing. Also as what you are talking about here I hadn’t fully understood that so much of US becoming a super bowl came from this war and the US getting all the rest of the world’s money while they slaughter each other

          • Archduke Ferdinand’s assassination was the last straw, but you could make a case that Kaiser Wilhelm firing Otto von Bismarck started the downward spiral that led towards WWI.

          • RudoWakening

            Germany’s rise as Continental Europe’s major economical power, Russia’s stupid, stupid, STUPID ententes as a means to keep them from going totally broke after the Russo-Japanese War (and their inability to progress at the rate of the other powers), and literally everything that happened in the Balkans also helped.

  • Marv

    My god Papa Johns is so fucking gross lol

    • You give Pey-Pey a sad.

      • Marv

        I haven’t had chain pizza in a long long time, this is turrible

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          Yeah, you ain’t gonna find good pizza at this time o’night.

        • Best_in_the_World

          Dip it in the garlic sauce and just embrace the sin.

  • Best_in_the_World

    Food for thought – most of the debt incurred by, say, Greece for example, was issued by major banks. I think Deutsche Bank was one (they’re German) but the others are from the US. Greece defaulted. Let’s assume other European nations default too, and other US banks are left hung out to dry. How long does it take for shit to hit the fan?

    Something else – the Yen is historically weak. A crisis in Europe involving US issued debt would only make it weaker for arguments sake.

    With that in mind, how long does it take for shit to hit the fan?

    • Marv

      I don’t know shit about how high finance like that works. I know when the dollar weakens the world economy weakens, and I know China has lots of our debt and wants a high dollar…that’s all I know lol

      I don’t feel like Europe will ever have a real war again, even if countries started going broke. It would be like states getting into a war at this point.

      • Best_in_the_World

        We lucked out because our generation came up in a time of relative peace and prosperity. It really is a blessing. My grandparents on the other hand, dealt with the depression as kids, then WW2 as young adults. Their whole world view was shaped accordingly.

        • Marv

          Oh yeah, most of our lifetimes have been the best period imaginable. Between *basically* having world peace and all this technology we’re living in a sci-fi novel.

      • Yeah, economics beyond my wallet makes my thinkmeat hurt.

        • Best_in_the_World

          I’m fascinated by it.You can distill every single dispute down to dollars at the end of the day. As long as the wealthy nations still have theirs, we’ll have peace. When they start losing it, we’ll have war. If they all start losing It? WW3.

          • Marv

            I hope I miss that part. I want the prosperity to continue until we get to Mars. After that whatever, I’ll move the family to the woods

          • Best_in_the_World

            Yeah same here. Got my fingers crossed. Like you said below, we live in the best period imaginable, and things keep getting better!

  • Marv

    I really could talk this stuff forever but I’ve got another 800 miles to do tomorrow lol

    G’night boys

    • Best_in_the_World

      Good talking, I’m out too!