Geekery Saturday – September 23

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

• With DC Comics’ DOOMSDAY CLOCK just about two months away from release, the publisher released a trailer for the series, with writer Geoff Johns discussing where the idea for the series – featuring a confrontation between the DC Universe characters and Dr. Manhattan from Watchmen – came from.

• Speaking of Watchmen, HBO has ordered a pilot for a new Watchmen series from Damon Lindelof.

• Following up on yesterday’s news about the ARROWVERSE crossover, Crisis on Earth X, the character of The Ray has been cast. Russell Tovey will take on both the live-action side and the voice of the character in the CW Seed animated series, Freedom Fighters: The Ray.

• The cast for GLASS, M. Night Shyamalan’s sequel to Unbreakable and Split has announced a number of returning cast. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis (David Dunn), Samuel L. Jackson (Elijah Price/Mr. Glass), Spencer Treat Clarke (Joseph Dunn) and Charlayne Woodard (Elijah’s mother) will appear. From Split, James McAvoy (Kevin Crumb/The Beast) and Anya Taylor Joy (Casey Cooke) will reprise their roles. Sarah Paulson has also joined the cast in an unannounced role.

  • Facts

    Hello………..?

  • The Professor

    Decided on my next binge watch of a show I’ve never seen: parks and rec.

    I watched the first couple episodes when it started and didn’t like it.
    I now know to push through that first season and it gets better

    • Matt_InGeeked

      That show doesn’t find itself until middle of season 2, but by the middle of season 3 is one of the best shows of all-time.

      I would put season 3, 4 and 5 of Parks & Rec up against any other comedy.

      • Comdukakis

        agreed. characters like April and Andy got fleshed out, Marc got put out to pasture and Ron and Leslie were amazing. I don’t think it hurt to kick that Tommy marriage storyline to the curb either.

  • What the hell just happened? I let my dog in the backyard and instantly there is a big dog running through the backyard that my little dog Went bursting after. Then I suddenly saw them running through the alley. My gate was open, I had just A few minutes earlier what the other dog out who would have ran away had the gate open. And I had just gone out their trash and didn’t see anybody. And it’s a different gate than the one I used to take trash out. Anyway I got her back a block down. She was heading back home.

    • Sounds fishy.

      • Yeah I mean Blanche said maybe somebody dropped dog off in her backyard. And I was like but left the gate open? None of this makes sense

    • I talk to texted this as I gave my now filthy dog a bath so….. sorry

  • The Professor

    Andy, tom and Ron are the best things on this show.

    Leslie is not good.

    • Ron is easily the greatest part of that show wholesale.

      If you’re in the first season of Parks & Rec, nothing else is good until midway season 2.

    • RudoWakening

      Ron is the greatest. I became a big fan of Ben as the series rolled on. And so help me god, I LOVE Jerry/Gary/Larry/Terry

    • Matt_InGeeked

      You’re crazy. Leslie is incredible.

      • Comdukakis

        he’s only watching season one

        • Matt_InGeeked

          Oh, yeah. She’s basically a rip-off Michael Scott until season 2, then she becomes one of the best female TV characters of all-time.

      • The Professor

        Watched more episodes this morning (6) than the last 8 years combined (2).

        Leslie sucks so far; same with her live interest. Ron and Andy are killing it

  • Apparently, GameStops in the City were refusing to sell the Nintendo Switch outside of a bundle, either with a warranty or a warranty plus games/cases. The Kotaku article reporting on this has both GameStop corporate and the workers at the store throwing each other under the bus.

    “They’re not supposed to do that.”

    “They’re forcing us to push bundles.”

    • The Professor

      Sounds like a smart businessplan

  • Reasonable Opinion Guy

    I accomplished extremely little at work today.

    On the other hand,it’s saturday so fuck it.

  • Where is parks gone after Netflix? Is it on Hulu?

  • ProjectBlue

    According to the Friday report, Jeter, who stands to be in charge of
    the business and baseball operations of the Marlins when the sale of the
    team is finalized, asked David Samson to dismiss Baseball Hall of
    Famers Andre Dawson and Tony Perez, as well as Jeff Conine, the former
    outfielder known as “Mr. Marlin,” and 2003 World Series-winning manager
    Jack McKeon.

    Jeter, after first telling Samson he wouldn’t be
    retained — which already was presumed — then asked him to inform the
    four of the moves, because Jeter didn’t want to do it, the Herald
    reported……not even a basket with an autographed ball? That’s cold

    • The Professor

      Fuck jeter. Never liked the guy

      • He never had a gut. I mean, he does now, but he was always in shape when he played.

        • The Professor

          Guy. Stupid autocorrect. Already fixed it

  • …. but are we sure it’s on Hulu?

  • Have to pay 400$ today to turn my lease back in… stupid car bs. Oh you want us to take our car back? Pay us

  • Natalie Portman is still gorgeous in these Miss Dior perfume commercials.

  • The Professor

    Was Chris Pratt always listed as guest Star? Did they add him to the main cast credits once he got super famous?

    • He was definitely in the main cast for most of the show’s run.

    • RudoWakening

      Season 2 or 3 was when he was added to the main cast

    • Comdukakis

      which is weird because he was on every single episode according to IMDB.

  • ProjectBlue
    • The Professor

      Nice photo

    • The Silver Fox

      Thought it was Charles Manson at first glance.

  • The Professor

    Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!

    From trumps twitter

  • Trying to get my wife to get a new phone is like pulling teeth. The thing is three years old, cracked screen and barely holds a charge and she complains about it constantly. But she makes excuses every time we’re gonna go get her a new one.

    Maybe tomorrow we can finally go to the Verizon store and figure something out. And maybe I’ll be able to find an OtterBox for my new phone (comin Tuesday!)

    • The Professor

      I hear there’s a bunch of new iPhone 8s people don’t want

      • I want one! I’m getting one! Screw the X. Too expensive.

        Also, no one wanting them is helping me get mine 4 days after release, so that’s a bonus.

    • Comdukakis

      I understand to a degree. getting a new phone (and contract) is complicated, the sales people try to rush you through it and if you let them you find out later what they left out or lied about. Not a favorite experience of mine

    • The Silver Fox

      It took over two years before we decided to get new phones.

    • Brian_Bayless

      I’ve had the 5S for over three years. Still works unless you want to download the Instagram app

  • Reasonable Opinion Guy

    “Prediction: Not one NFL owner, not Roger Goodell will say one word about what he said about Kaep or other NFL players. Not. A. One. ”

    I’m a Jemele Hill fan now.

    • The Professor

      So you weren’t a week ago when she blasted the president?

      • Reasonable Opinion Guy

        That’s easy. Slamming sports authority figures even if it could forever blackball you from journalism is much harder.

      • Comdukakis

        what’s your point? Trump should bash Hill? She has a right to her opinion and to face the consequences of that (extremely valid) opinion just like Kaep has.

        • The Professor

          Just saying now vs a week ago

          • Comdukakis

            gotcha

    • DAJackson7

      What’s she talking about?

      • The Professor

        Trump said in a speech that any player who disrespects the anthem should be fired

        • DAJackson7

          ugh. I just don’t even care. Wouldn’t be an issue if they didn’t make a story out of it

    • ProjectBlue

      Goodell already condemned. Nostradumbass strikes again

      • The Professor

        He doesn’t want the players to turn against him

        • ProjectBlue

          Of course not, just humorous ESPN’s hot take artist jumping out ahead of a story again

  • The Professor

    Did they ever say why a documentary crew is filming parks and rec?

    • Comdukakis

      not that I remember. Same thing as Modern Family. You just accept it and move on

  • DAJackson7

    Hmmm. play WWE, FIFA, Madden or GTA?

    • The Professor

      Lee carvallos putting challenge

    • RudoWakening

      GTA

  • RudoWakening

    I slept until 0900. It feels weird.

    • Comdukakis

      i got up at 5:20.

      that’s what I do

      • RudoWakening

        I’m up at 0410 Monday-Friday for work so I tend to sleep a touch later on the weekend. This, however, was unprecedented

        • Comdukakis

          so am I so I generally am up by 6 am on weekends simply due to my body thinking it’s time for work. I usually catch an afternoon nap both saturday and sunday

    • The Silver Fox

      Work up at 5:30 this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep.

    • The Professor

      I got up at 3:55. Fell asleep last night at 8

  • Comdukakis

    Trump was on fire with dumbassery yesterday. claimed NFL ratings were down because everyone wanted to watch him. condemned refs for calling penalties on “beautiful tackles.” Told fans they should walk out of stadiums if players protest the anthem. Told owners they should “fire” players who protest the anthem.

    • ProjectBlue

      The alternative universe where USFL takes off and saves us from President Dotard is probably a nice one

      • The Professor

        Dotard?

        • ProjectBlue

          World leader name calling bingo. Kim Jong Un calling Trump that this week to counter Rocket Man

          • ProjectBlue

            …apparently meaning senile old deranged guy…so, it fits

      • Comdukakis

        yep. apparently being in Alabama (his people) got Trump all riled up to talk sports yesterday.

        what truly frightens me is that segment of the american people so fucking stupid that Trump laying low during the Hurricanes had them suddenly approve of his job performance. His rating went up anywhere from 3-8% depending on the poll for doing nothing but having a natural disaster (well two and more if count the fires in Montana and California)

        American people are literally the stupidest fuckers on the planet

    • Brian_Bayless

      That’s how he campaigns with his voter base, by making comments that have no impact on anything he does but can be used for a distraction, like with this disastrous health care bill

    • RudoWakening

      Fire “son of a bitch” players. So, black dudes.

      • Comdukakis

        well he was doing his campaign rally in alabama.

  • Comdukakis

    listening to some Johnny Cash. Picked up a bio of him in the bargain bin the other day and been reading it so I’m in the mood

  • The Silver Fox

    The U.S. looks more and more like the late Western Roman Empire with every passing year doesn’t it.

    • ProjectBlue

      We have the best fiddles. Everyone talks about our fires, ok?

    • The Professor

      Barbarians keep attacking us?

      • The Professor

        Who would be the huns today?

  • RudoWakening

    This Bounce fabric softener commercial has a song set to the tune of The Outfield’s “Your Love” and it’s fucking great.

  • RudoWakening

    What’s surprising to me is that a whole bunch of people have never heard of the word dotard

  • Comdukakis

    so if we agree to tell Trump he can still hold big rallies and get cheers all he wants if he gives up the Presidency, think he’ll take it? I’m convinced that is all he enjoys in the whole process

    • The Professor

      I think he doesn’t do anything major now beyond twitter and speeches (see un speech).

      I think guys like gen Kelly and pence are truly running things

      • The Silver Fox

        Maybe divide the office of the President in two. Let Trump be the head of state and give speeches and attend rallies. Let someone else be head of government to make the decisions about running the country while Trump is distracted by shiny things.

        • The Professor

          Sort of like England.
          He can be king Donald. Paul Ryan could be PM Ryan

          • RudoWakening

            Pence and Ryan in charge is still just as bad

          • Worse, actually. They may actually get shit done.

          • Comdukakis

            that’s kinda my take. Trump gets nothing done. Which is a good thing since these people don’t give a shit about 99.9% of the world.

            The flip side though is Trump is doing irepairable harm to people believing anything outside of their own tiny world scope, this whole fake news thing, etc. More than any policy or action, the proliferation of actual fake news and people now claiming anything they disagree with or don’t like is “fake news” is setting this country back in ways we can’t come back from

          • Trump being removed from office does nothing to help the fake news bullshit. It’s been slowly proliferated for years, and now it’s at its height, and I think it’ll be a while, unfortunately, before it goes away.

          • TatR!

            yeah I think he’s kind of the end result of the fake news bullshit proliferating the internet, rather than the cause of it

  • The Professor

    What’s your band like?
    Andy Dwyer: matchbox 20 meets the Frey.

    I haven’t heard of either band in a decade

    • Macklin JeriPratt

      He doesn’t like to define it.

  • Comdukakis

    stupid 4 pm start for Michigan game.

  • The Professor

    Just saw a conservative commentator say it was dumb for trump to say to fire the protesting players because players will most likely double down on the protests.

    • He’s actively campaigning against freedom of expression. If the NFL wants to get rid of them, that’s one thing. But when the president says it, it’s gonna be a bit of a touchier subject.

  • The Silver Fox

    Flu shot done for this year.

  • Reasonable Opinion Guy

    Y’all should try Parsi cuisine.

  • Reasonable Opinion Guy
  • TatR!

    Gentlemen! Hope all is well

    • Marv

      You *MUST* go see Jim when he goes to Manchester dude it was fucking hilarious

      • TatR!

        Yay! Really? So more fun than watching his stand up on tv?

        • Marv

          Way more, he gave up on his act about 20 minutes in and just started talking about Seattle and goofing on people in the crowd (including Edna he called her a drunk cunt it was amaaaaaaaaaaazing)

          • TatR!

            nooooo waaaaay. Uh…. was she?

          • Marv

            Yes! We were both full of sake.

          • TatR!

            I’ll think about it. Manchesters a bit of a ballache to get to and back from of an evening tbh

    • Rowlf

      Nervously watching the Villa game on TV at the moment.

      • TatR!

        I was out with a Villa supporting friend on Thursday. He basically said Bruce needs to go, he’s a waste of time

        • Rowlf

          He does have a good record at this level, though, I’d give him a bit more time.

    • RudoWakening

      TatR! Good day!

  • Marv

    Last night I watched a shitfaced Mikey stand outside the door of a pizza joint with a large in his hands offering slices to every girl that walked by. Several took him up on the offer. Bitches flock to this guy it’s insane.

  • TatR!

    We were at a restaurant earlier and the waitress brought the wrong thing because she thought I wanted the Noci Pizza when actually I’d just ordered the Gnocchi. She got a bit flustered because her boss was right there and when she went to take it back she fell down the step from our section and went flat on the floor and it was awful 🙁 She was okay but the whole thing was so embarrassing I felt so bad

    • You couldn’t treat that poor girl any better? For shame, Rani.

      • TatR!

        I was perfectly polite and apologetic it was just the wrong food 🙁

  • Facts

    Watching Blade Runner The Final Cut and eating lunch while the wife is with her sister finding a kitten.

    Nice afternoon.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Melo, George and Westbrook all on the same team. That team might break the record for least assists in history.

  • Marv

    To baseball! Lawd my liver is already sore.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      I wish mine was sore right now.

    • Let’s go booze!

    • RudoWakening

      Don’t kill Mikey

  • Awesome, our photo library is down, which means there is very little I can do at work right now.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      The girls are napping and I’m watching boring ass football.

      • NC State-FSU is on the TV in front of me, at least until 4, when I switch it to the Yankees game.

        • Matt_InGeeked

          I don’t get that game. I wish I did because the ESPN games are terrible.

          • Are the ABC games regionalized?

          • Matt_InGeeked

            I don’t have ABC. My antenna won’t find it either.

            Sling is all I have for live tv.

          • Huh. That storm did a lot of damage.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            No, I mean I don’t have cable. I don’t pay for it.

          • I know! I can’t believe the storm cancelled your cable!

            This bit is going nowhere, we should start over and do something else.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Ok. So anyway, I couldn’t write my article last night because the wife and I got in an argument and didn’t watch a hallmark movie.

          • I saw you mentioned the argument last night. What happened?

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Just nonsense between my sister and wife. Its okay now.

          • Well, that’s good at least.

    • RudoWakening

      Aw, bummer!

  • Wow, nice punt block by FSU. Probably won’t help them get a W here since they’re down 9 with 3 minutes to go.

  • RudoWakening

    Heat index is 97 right now. I’m not leaving the house

  • FerrarWee update: The baby has started to crawl.

    Oh dear sweet wounded baby Jesus…

    • RudoWakening

      Awesome!

  • Mikey

    At the game with Marv.

  • The Silver Fox

    The most upper body strength I had was the first few years of our daughter’s life, especially the crawling and early toddler stages.

  • Saturdays are so boring.

  • RudoWakening

    I should probably do a load of laundry

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      EXCITEMENT CITY!

    • That reminds me, I should have someone come get my laundry, wash it for me, fold it and bring it back to me. Because New Yorkers are lazy.

  • The Silver Fox

    My school year relaxation treat is a monthly trip to the spa for a hot stone massage and a pedicure. Helps make the school year go by a little better.

  • Devin Harris

    Spent most of the afternoon peeling logs. I want to go to sleep but it’s too late for a nap and too early for bed

    • The Silver Fox

      I used to spend a number of days splitting logs for our woodstove. Now I pay someone else to do it for me.

  • Comdukakis

    remember when refs didn’t let defenders do the “I’m not touching you, I’m not touching you” bullshit that siblings do to each other on the punt returner who’s fair catching the punt?

    I remember when refs enforced the little air space around the punt returner when he waved his hand.

  • RudoWakening

    How drunk are Marvin and Mikey right now?

    • They’ve got there arms around each other, drunkenly singing Irish drinking songs about how much the M’s suck. Clanging their beer steins together and spilling beer on the guys in front of them. Mikey then hits on their girlfriends.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Blegh.

    • I know, right?

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        I can’t stop watching stupid YouTube bullshit.

        • I would display a shocked face GIF, but images are disabled.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            I have discovered Sonichu. The heavily mocked creation of an autistic man.

  • The Silver Fox

    The house used for external shots on Family Matters is going to be demolished and replaced by a multi unit dwelling.

    • Comdukakis

      Did I do that???

    • How is that house not a landmark?!?!?

      • Comdukakis

        only one show. Now the Growing Pains/Hanging with Mr. Cooper house, THAT is a landmark

        • Terrible. Just the worst.

          • Comdukakis

            I can’t watch Growing Pains reruns anymore in light of what a psychotic douche I’ve found Kirk Cameron to be. Didn’t know it at the time but he even had Julie McCullough fired on the show (why they broke off their engagement on the show) because he found out she posed for playboy. Judgmental prick

          • I remember the first time I heard that story… it’s been a long time since I bothered with anything Kirk Cameron was in. They should’ve just written him off in a very special episode where he dies sky diving or something.

          • Comdukakis

            the last season it was apparent the writers didn’t like him because the focus was all on Ben and the Leonardo DeCaprio character Luke

          • The Silver Fox

            Or they could have had Chuck Cunningham Syndrome.

          • Comdukakis

            doubtful. Chuck was a minor character in the first season. Kirk Cameron was a teen hearthrob for six or 7 years

          • It was the era of “very special episodes” – killing him off in a mugging or in a stupid accident would have made much more sense.

          • Comdukakis

            they killed off chandler…..as in Matthew Perry….Carol’s boyfriend for 15 minutes in a drunk driving accident

          • I remember that. It would’ve been more important if it was Mike Seaver.

          • Comdukakis

            it would have been more important if it was Boner or Carol’s long term beau Bobby

          • Nobody wants to see them kill Boner.

          • Comdukakis

            they sent him to the army instead

      • The Silver Fox
      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Because that show wasn’t that great.

  • The Silver Fox

    The house on the right is what Archie Bunker’s house looks like today:
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8364/8446474088_495aea3e50_o.jpg

    And what it looked like in the opening credits:
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8053/8445385363_a7ed8f4b65_o.jpg

    • Despite the show listing the Bunkers as living in Astoria, the house is actually in the Middle Village/Glendale area.

  • The Yankees have clinched a playoff berth, baby!

  • The Silver Fox

    Subsequent owners of the Amityville Horror house have changed the very distinctive look of the house to discourage sightseers. The original film used a house in Toms River, NJ made to look like the original. It too has been changed since.

    • My grandparents drove me by the house in Amityville when I was a kid. They could be weird sometimes…

      • The Silver Fox

        I remember seeing the house when I was 14, which would’ve been right after the movie came out.

  • It’s really silly when teams celebrate a trip to the Wild Card game. Woo! We get to play a Game 163 to make it into the REAL playoffs!

    • ProjectBlue

      Major League syndrome

    • Comdukakis

      depends on the team. Redsox or Yankees? Nope. But Twins? Heck yeah. It’s been a long journey back for them

      • Meh. I think it’s silly all around. You wanna celebrate, win the division.

        • Comdukakis

          and yet ever year some wildcard team beats a division winner in the next round

          • That’s baseball, Suzyn.

          • Comdukakis

            I’m just saying that opportunity is why they celebrate.

          • I have no problem with them celebrating after beating a division champ. Celebrating the chance to play an extra game is silly.

  • The Silver Fox
  • Macklin JeriPratt

    Decided to cancel Sling and go back to PSVue. Way too many issues with Sling and the app just plain not wanting to work on any of my devices. The last couple weeks it will record all the Premier League games but for some reason absolutely will not let me watch only specifically the Liverpool games which seems like a sign. I go to cancel my subscription and the link is apparently not working. All I get is a black bar. So screw you Sling.

    • ProjectBlue

      Seems silly but if you’re cancelling through a browser, try a different one. With Flash getting phased out, each browser’s starting to handle things stupidly

      • Macklin JeriPratt

        I tried on Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Safari on my phone and I’ve gotten the same black bar in every instance. I still have time to cancel before the next charge but I’m really annoyed and want to cancel it right away.

  • Marv

    No one in this city likes people from Cleveland lol

    • RudoWakening

      This is true everywhere except in Cleveland

    • Does Mikey not have a pizza to hand out?

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    This new MarCap game looks like the poopy.

  • Ed Asner chimes in on NFL players taking a knee…

    https://twitter.com/TheOnlyEdAsner/status/911657088744439813

    • RudoWakening

      TIL that Ed Asner is both alive and still pretty goddamn funny

      • The Silver Fox

        For some reason I thought he had died. I do agree that he is funny. The Mary Tyler Moore Show had one of the most impressive casts of any TV show.

      • Check the guy’s IMDb page… he has a couple dozen projects in the works over the next 2 years, and he’s pushing 90! He was in his 40s when he played Lou Grant and he looked about 60 then.

      • The Professor

        He’s still alive?

        • The Silver Fox

          87 years old

          • The Professor

            I figured he died sometime after making UP

          • The Silver Fox

            I thought that too.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      I have, and always will, love him.

  • RudoWakening

    Got one load of laundry done. That’ll do pig, that’ll do

    • The Silver Fox

      Wife’s doing hers tonight, I’ll do mine tomorrow morning.

      • The Professor

        Why can’t she do yours or you do hers?

        • The Silver Fox

          She has a lot more stuff that requires the delicate cycle. Me, I still wash all colors together.

          • RudoWakening

            As do I.

          • DAJackson7

            Its the only way.

  • The Silver Fox

    The Mary Tyler Moore episode “Chuckles Bites the Dust” may be my favorite from any show.

  • The Professor

    Today so far I watched first 8 episodes of parks and rec.

    Tom, Ron and Andy are easily the best parts of this show.
    Leslie is just annoying

    • Leslie’s character does a complete turnaround about midway season 2.

      • The Professor

        I sure hope so

      • RudoWakening

        But she’s still REALLY annoying.

        • Matt_InGeeked

          I think she becomes one of the best female characters on TV once Ben shows up in season 3.

          • RudoWakening

            Her constant nagging and doing whatever she wants to get her way just infuriates me. Donna > Leslie

          • Macklin JeriPratt

            I see that. There are certain episodes where she becomes overbearing. The one that comes to mind is the Pawnee Rangers episode where she attacks Ron’s club.

    • Macklin JeriPratt

      They make her less female Michael Scott and much more competent. Her character improves a ton although be warned she still will have her episodes where she gets annoying.

      • The Professor

        I just finished the beauty pageant episode and she wasn’t good.
        Tom though was great

        • Macklin JeriPratt

          I feel like it takes them a little bit into Season 2 to get her going and by season 3 she’s there. They switched and made her super good at her job but she’s hyperpassionate as well which can get grating. Tom is awesome. Look out for Andy. He becomes the best character.

          • RudoWakening

            Ron is always the best character, Arthur.

          • Macklin JeriPratt

            Pratt is king.

            “I got hot snakes and bubble gut”

  • Matt_InGeeked

    I think we’re going to watch one of these shitty movies tonight. Let’s hope I come up with a format for this thing.

    • DAJackson7

      Just general happenings with random thoughts thrown in

    • Marv

      Format? Is that like three of you plus one

      Oh yeah

      • RudoWakening

        The Rainier is flowing like water today, isn’t it?

    • Oh this will be fun!

  • DAJackson7

    turned to the Royals game after giving up on the cardinals and Bo Jackson legit random stopped by their broadcast booth. Awesome

  • Macklin JeriPratt

    In less grumpy news, I finished Rick and Morty. For the most part I liked it but I don’t think it matched all the hype and acclaim behind it.

    I don’t know why but Rick yelling “Tiny Rick” is the funniest thing of all time to me. I wish Hulu had uncensored versions of the episodes.

  • Marv

    I think Mikey and his brother are going to move here and that would be great

    • The Professor

      How did you convince him to leave Cleveland?

      • Macklin JeriPratt

        I think Cleveland did all the convincing necessary.

        Hey whoa Macklin getting in on the Attack Cleveland thing.

    • Seattle will be Geekery West!

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    So apparently Mattel has released a Virgil action figure that comes with his sad “Virgil-Wrestling Superstar” sign he sadly displays at cons.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Sad.

    • That’s so random.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        It really is. They have pulled a few oddball picks over the years. Like that Shockmaster figure from last year. Oh, and to call back to something we spoke about earlier, with this current set of guys it comes with parts to build Bayley’s inflatable tube dudes.

  • RudoWakening

    I walked up to the Co-Op and got a few cookies from their bakery. Think I’ll eat one now

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Has Mattel released a Hillbilly Jim figure?

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I want to play something but I don’t know what. I will prolly piss away this proactivity on Rocket League.

  • RudoWakening

    New favourite hobby: typing “You’re a fucking cunt” to people on Facebook articles about kneeling during the Anthem.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I usually reserve that response for when friends and family announce their kid made honor roll.

    • I have such an echo chamber with my Facebook, it usually doesn’t come up unless one of my friends makes a comment on someone else’s post and Facebook decides to mess with me.

      • The Professor

        That’s a problem today is that people rarely hear the other side. If they do, they must be dumb or the enemy.

        • I very much agree with that, but I am so inundated with news from both sides in all other aspects of my life, I don’t need my social media to reflect that, too.

          • The Professor

            Agreed.

            I have liberal friends/relatives and conservative ones too.

            Most of them I’m cool with and we discuss politics but then talk sports, entertainment, whatever.

            I just don’t need to see 10 Facebook posts on trump or Obama or whatever

          • It’s funny, I’m FB friends with very political people. Newspaper people, elected officials and their staffs. Union workers and comms directors. Almost none of them are political on FB. It’s a place for all of us to just take a break from it all and have more normal interests.

      • RudoWakening

        I see articles from Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated and just cannot help myself in the comments section. It’s like crack, dude.

      • Comdukakis

        Yep. I unfollowed a lot during the election

  • The Professor

    I wouldn’t be surprised if in the next year my district stops doing the pledge of allegiance

    • Comdukakis

      Good

    • ProjectBlue

      I wouldn’t be opposed to it. They have the kids do it, they’ve heard it at least 500x by the point they get to say it. At least 3x a week they screw it up, lots of way too fast repeats so the class has no shot doing it sanely too

  • Great Twitter thread on what the US Flag Code considers respectful/disrespectful:

    https://twitter.com/koopa_kinte/status/911715150507454464

    • The Professor

      Freedom of speech.

      There was a law banning disrespectful things to the flag and scotus ruled it unconstitutional

      • Even better.

        • The Professor

          Many times a constitutional amendment has been tried but obviously failed

          • I’m not talking about a constitutional amendment, though. Just the outright hysterical hypocrisy of calling someone out for being disrespectful to the flag when half the shit that goes on at any political rally – GOP or Dem – would be considered disrespectful according to this US Flag Code.

  • Facts

    What is the deal with Trump and Sons of Bitches?

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      He wants to be the first Potty Mouth Prez. You know, to be cool with the kids.

    • The sports world will have his head!

      • Facts

        My wife was talking about it and I have to ignore everything that idiot does.

        • He was at a rally in Alabama where he started talking about the NFL and kneeling for the anthem and he said, “don’t you wanna see the owners tell these sons of bitches to get off the field?” or something similar. The mothers of NFL players are not taking kindly to being called bitches.

          • Facts

            What a dipshit.

          • And he’s upset the NFL is trying to tone down hard hits to ease up on the concussions and said that “they’re ruining the game” by not letting people beat the shit out of each other.

          • While also disinviting one of the most popular players in the NBA – Steph Curry – from his White House visit because he “hesitated” on accepting Trump’s invitation. So now, the Warriors, en masse, are not going to the White House as a show of support.

            And LeBron called Trump a bum.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Oh yeah. I bought a Kurt Cobain lighter last night. It’s the most inappropriate Nirvana merch I have ever come across outside of the Kurt Cobain action figure and that comic..

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Time for Rocket Ball!!!

  • Facts

    Hilary just had to run against Trump.

    • The Professor

      Well she didn’t know trump was running when she announced her campaign

      • Facts

        This is all her fault.

        • The Professor

          If she just campaigned a little better in 3 states

          • Comdukakis

            or self entitled young folks didn’t vote 3rd party or throw a non-voting tantrum (I won’t call out minorites because as someone who lives near Flint I DON’T blame those folks for believing their vote is meaningless)

    • Brodus Clay is on Fox News right now discussing Clinton’s book on a panel. He’s in a black, white and purple argyle sweater with a backwards baseball cap.

      • The Professor

        The guy from glow?

        • Yes, the guy from GLOW.

          • The Professor

            Well I haven’t seen him in anything else the last few years

          • You clearly haven’t been watching Fox News. He’s a regular contributor to panels on The Five and the Greg Gutt-whatever show.

          • The Professor

            I don’t have cable

          • Clearly, that is the wisest of options.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            I heard he wrestles owls now or something.

  • The Professor

    One lesson when I teach the electoral college is how many more votes the losing candidate would need to get in certain states to win the election.
    Example: gore in Florida in 2000 was about 600 votes or ford in 76 was about 50000 votes in just a few states.

    It will blow my kids minds next month when I show them how close last years election was

    • Comdukakis

      I did my big senior project for my poli sci degree on the electoral college and did research on various “fixes” and how elections would go if it was abolished or revamped (such as splitting votes by popular vote or by district). It was interesting.

      Tell you students too about how much difference turnout makes. 15,000 black people show up in detroit and Trump loses Michigan. 15,000 young people in Michigan show up (or don’t waste their vote on Gary Johnson or Jill Stein….that ought to smoke Kenny out of hiding) Trump loses Michigan.

      Republicans win because Democrats don’t vote

      • The Professor

        Yeah I show them that basically california, Texas, New York don’t mean that much.
        It’s the swing states that mean everything. Just a few votes in certain states would have changed 1960, 1976, 1968, 2000, 2004 and 2016 elections

      • The Professor

        I would support the Nebraska/Maine way. Vote by congressional district and winner gets the addition 2 votes.
        That makes states like California, Texas, ny mean something

        • Comdukakis

          the problem with voting by district is gerrymandering. Michigan would have been a route for Trump because the Democratic votes are packed in urban areas. I think this would be the same nationwide.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Ugh. Damned game apathy. I should delete this and move on but I know I will wake up and like a fucking Alzheimer’s patient go “Aw man, you deleted Rocket League?” and download it again.

  • The Professor

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKcfTE8UQAAYFIN?format=jpg&name=large

    Statement from patriots on trumps NFL comments

  • Matt_InGeeked

    A Wish For Christmas starring Lacey Chabert. We are 36 minutes in, and I’ve written a million words.

    I may be exaggerating.

    • I am so excited for this. We must discuss strategy tomorrow!

      • Matt_InGeeked

        I’ve been drinking for the last 90 minutes, so this should be a real hoot!

    • RudoWakening

      Right. You’re only 32 minutes in

  • Macklin JeriPratt

    I was going to buy the Ties That Bind: The River Springsteen set on amazon but there was only one left and someone beat me to it so I gotta wait until the 28th now.

    • Comdukakis

      it’s fucking expensive these days. I was an idiot and didnt’ pick it up when it came out

      • Macklin JeriPratt

        It is. $70. I also got the Darkness on the Edge of Town set which is steeper. Nearly $90. Totally worth it dammit. I also got Born to Run for just $30

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Damn I am bored.

  • The Professor

    Yay the pit has finally been filled. Thanks Leslie knope

  • Marv

    That was a lot of fun. Sadly the Clevelanders are all tucky tucky apparently so it ended early. Regardless, what a fun little weekend.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Who what now?

    • The Professor

      Is Mikey ok?

      • Marv

        Very much so. They tapped way early tonight.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Does the car fly away at the end of the Broadway version of Grease as well?

    • The Professor

      I think they reveal its just a dream by sandy on the beach the previous summer

  • Marv

    I was going to try to stay out and drink but none of my friends want to come out so I’m waiting for my wife to pick me up super duper boo lol

    • Marv

      I didn’t even get drunk enough to excuse not going to church tomorrow hahaha damn

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Play it off like you did.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Notes are done for this thing. Lots of notes. Might take some screencaps too. Not writing the review until tomorrow since I’m beat.

  • The Professor

    So that’s where Burt macklin comes from

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I kinda want to go to Japan. No general idea why. Just something to do, I guess.

    • Reasonable Opinion Guy

      Only in Japan can men destroy tanks with their bare hands.

    • Comdukakis

      asian porn and anime has ruined me for Japan. I’d expect all the women to be giggly, high pitched voiced school girls. Plus it’s fucking crowded

  • Hello all. I am no longer the owner of a Smart Car. also we watched Lost City of Z and Big Sick tonight.
    Z is a little slow but very good and very well acted by everyone involved

    Big Sick lives up to the hype and if you need a Rom Com to keep the wife happy watch this because it’s pretty spectacular.

  • good night

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Bye.