Remember when watching sports was fun?

Yeah, watching football can be fun.  Watching baseball is fun now and again, especially when the New York Yankees beat the miserable Anybodys to win the World Series. 

But who remembers when watching sports on Saturday afternoon was really, really cool? 

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  1. October, 2002.

  2. ABC Sports was fucking awesome, right up until they started Battle of the Network Stars.

  3. Cal Tech just last their 301st straight conference game.

  4. October, 2002.

    ?

  5. I preferred to watch old B flicks and stuff like Ma and Pa Kettle, Stooges, on Saturday afternoon. If I was home.

  6. Troy Percival was on the mound for the save, Darin Erstad made the final out in CF, and John “You’re Dead To Me For Signing With The Red Sox” Lackey became the youngest pitcher to clinch a Game 7 win.

  7. wiser – Have you ever lived in MO for any length of time?

  8. wiser – Have you ever lived in MO for any length of time?

    never.

    Why, did we date?

  9. I preferred to watch …..

    Yeah, but you know the “agony of defeat” guy, right?

    Everybody knows the “agony of defeat” guy.

  10. I’m a little surprised a loser like “agony of defeat” guy isn’t a Hostage.

  11. I’m a little surprised a loser like “agony of defeat” guy isn’t a Hostage.

    probably still hurts when he moves his fingers.

  12. Trust Wiser to put up a poat that runs off all the wimmens.

  13. so, xbrad, who’s doing the BBF post this week? you said someone was already on the job.

  14. Trust Wiser to put up a poat that runs off all the wimmens.

    Not all the wimmens are gone.

    You’re here.

  15. No, we did not date. I’ve only technically dated one person.

    Your PoL pic strongly resembles someone I once knew. You share the same first name . Weird.

    I remember the agony of defeat guy.

  16. I said I thought someone had already agreed to do it.

    Don’t look at me. You’ll just get a link to this:

    http://tinyurl.com/ybl5q2b

  17. Trust Wiser to put up a poat that runs off all the wimmens.

    Dude. *sets abox of Tic Tacs in front of wiser and wiserbud*

  18. I remember the agony of defeat guy.

    He’s the guy you dated?

  19. BiW, did you set fire to your smug bastage hippy yet? If not, why not?

  20. BiW, did you set fire to your smug bastage hippy yet? If not, why not?

    Oh hell no. He’s much more useful to our cause alive and blithering like an idiot.

    Think about it this way:

    If you happened upon that post and thread, and noticed how he rarely answers questions, but keeps asking them in an attempt to divert from what he isn’t doing, who would you think actually has the answers?

    He’s a great object lesson.

  21. beasn: I had some fun with him yesterday. What a fucking fool

  22. HAHAHAHA….yeah, agony of defeat guy is who I dated. Then married. Poor Mr. Beasn.

  23. night folks

  24. I would say that Hippy is my brother, but my bro is too spittle flecked and in unibomber land to grace us with his presence.
    Had the husband not been there the last time we were in the same room, I have no doubt he would have knocked me on my ass. I keep myself and the kids many miles away from him.

  25. Eddie, you’d love the latest thread at his place. He’s catholic but is in favor of things the Pope is against, and can’t really talk theology because he doesn’t really know scripture, and of course, he thinks that what has read indicates that God is “flawed”.

    Honestly, I waded into a few rounds, but its like someone proclaiming themselves a physics professor despite having no knowledge of physics other than the law of gravity, and a belief that its a good idea and that there is no need to learn more.

    “Weak force vs. strong force? String theory? Pshaw! I don’t need to learn anything about the subject I profess to believe in…”

  26. G’nite eddie. Time for me to hit the hay too. I have 20 orders tomorrow.

    Later taters.

  27. Good Heavens BiW, that does sound like my brother. Complete fool.

    Later for realz.

  28. I was told there would be no particle physics.

  29. Back from inventory. Fuck this has been a long ass day.

  30. Back from inventory. Fuck this has been a long ass day.

    I remember those. Its a lot of shutupwomanandgetonmyhorse to count. And Rosetta will want to know if you remembered to “Count your dick!!!”

  31. Back from inventory. Fuck this has been a long ass day.

    *leaves 1.75 jug of Val-U-Rite vodka on porch*

    *rings bell*

  32. *opens door. chugs Val-U-Rite. leaves whiskey on the windowsill for her favoritest stalker*

    ” Its a lot of shutupwomanandgetonmyhorse to count.”

    Damnit, BiW! That ain’t fair to do to a girl after a 12 hour day. Whine.

  33. And the best part of retail inventory? Learning if your rate of “shrink” has increased unexpectedly. (Insert Helen Thomas and shriveled member joke here)

  34. This store’s shrink is bad. Like, I fired the manager before the inventory, the shrink was so bad.

  35. (Insert Helen Thomas and shriveled member joke here)

    -1,000,000 Nobel Peace Prizes for using “insert,” “Helen Thomas,” and “member” in a sentence.

    I think that actually may be a war crime.

  36. {{hugs Ember}}

    **steals a little Val-U-Rite**

  37. Oh, and …

    *gulps whiskey*

    Thanks, favorite stalkee! Even though you had a shitty day, you’re still a giver, and that sez a lot about you.

  38. “Thanks, favorite stalkee! Even though you had a shitty day, you’re still a giver, and that sez a lot about you.”

    Aww, shucks. No reason to take my shitty day out on ya’ll. Ya’ll are a bright spot in my shitty day. Always. :)

  39. We’re the shiny end of the turd?

  40. No reason to take my shitty day out on ya’ll.

    *thinks about reminding Ember about the whole spirit of this place*

    Uhhh, never mind.

  41. “We’re the shiny end of the turd?”

    You’re separate from the turd. Like … the post-bowel-movement cigarette.

  42. Hang on, gotta go smoke.

  43. “*thinks about reminding Ember about the whole spirit of this place*

    Uhhh, never mind.”

    While I enjoy a good burn as much as the next guy, I actually do like you hosefuckers. Taking my shitty day out on people generally results in out-right bitchyness, not good burns.

  44. While I enjoy a good burn as much as the next guy, I actually do like you hosefuckers. Taking my shitty day out on people generally results in out-right bitchyness, not good burns.

    Girlfriend, you and I need to meet over a few drinks and play a game of SNAP!

  45. You’re separate from the turd. Like … the post-bowel-movement cigarette.

    *b-rad wipes away single tear*

  46. “Girlfriend, you and I need to meet over a few drinks and play a game of SNAP!”

    Bring it on, baby. I will beat you down heathen-style.

  47. Bring it on, baby. I will beat you down heathen-style.

    With a club? I’d pay to watch that.

  48. “With a club? I’d pay to watch that.”

    How much would you pay to watch that? If I can make this profitable, I’m even more for it.

  49. I’ve got 37 cents I found under the couch cushions.

  50. Xbrad, that doesn’t even cover a shot, much less my plane fare to Hippyland.

  51. Well, finding a big piece of wood out in, well, the woods, doesn’t cost you much, and since BiW would be (at least) unconscious after your performance, there’s not a whole lot of overhead involved.

    Make me an offer.

  52. Oh, c’mon, you’ll do it for free. I’m just trying to sweeten the pot a bit. Talk to Sean, he’s got all that crazy reporter money. Hell, he can probably put it on his expense account.

  53. “Well, finding a big piece of wood out in, well, the woods, doesn’t cost you much, and since BiW would be (at least) unconscious after your performance, there’s not a whole lot of overhead involved.”

    Again, though, I have to somehow get to Hippyland. And flights out of Lafayette ain’t cheap.

  54. Don’t you own a car?

  55. Hell, he can probably put it on his expense account.

    Um, what is this “expense account” of which you speak?

  56. “Don’t you own a car?”

    Do you have any idea how long and arduous a drive that shit is?

  57. Yeah, Ember, I do. I’ve driven back and forth a few times. But it is an excellent chance to jam to some loud music and eat fried foods at truck stops.

  58. Oh, who are we kidding? None of us has any cash, Ember. But we sure would like appreciate it if you would bash in BiW’s skull out of the goodness of your heart.

  59. Do you have any idea how long and arduous a drive that shit is?

    Yadayadayada…you love me until its time to put your money where your mouth is.

    Admit it. You’re just afraid that you could never leave my company once we met.

  60. Oh, who are we kidding? None of us has any cash, Ember. But we sure would like appreciate it if you would bash in BiW’s skull out of the goodness of your heart.

    Your whore mouth. Shut. It.

  61. Yeah, Ember, I do. I’ve driven back and forth a few times. But it is an excellent chance to jam to some loud music Barry Manilow and eat fried foods try out my wide stance at truck stops.

    FIFY.

  62. “Admit it. You’re just afraid that you could never leave my company once we met.”

    There is that, too. I’m terrified of going all weak-kneed in your very presence, Oh Great One.

  63. Your whore mouth. Shut. It.

    Fuck you, McCain-Feingold.

  64. There is that, too. I’m terrified of going all weak-kneed in your very presence, Oh Great One.

    That’s ok. In no time at all, you’d come to loathe me. Just like Mrs. BiW.

    I can’t figure out why she’s taken to serving me tea…or why it tastes like almonds.

  65. Fuck you, McCain-Feingold.

    You’re calling me McSame??? Oh…its ON, bitch!

  66. “That’s ok. In no time at all, you’d come to loathe me. Just like Mrs. BiW.”

    No, in my experience, that’s just the natural evolution of a marraige.

  67. I can’t figure out why she’s taken to serving me tea…or why it tastes like almonds.

    In WWII, a company of the 101st thought they were under attack with phosgene gas which smells like new mown hay. Took ’em a moment to realize they were in a hay field. Freshly mowed.

  68. No, in my experience, that’s just the natural evolution of a marraige.

    I think she was there before we got married.

    In WWII, a company of the 101st thought they were under attack with phosgene gas which smells like new mown hay. Took ‘em a moment to realize they were in a hay field. Freshly mowed.

    Oooooookay. *sound of one hand clapping* Thank you Cliff Claven. Our evening libation would not be the same without your “What the fuck was the point of THAT story?” moments…

  69. You’re calling me McSame??? Oh…its ON, bitch!

    Um, you’re objecting strenuously to me comparing you to McCain but you have nothing to say about my Feingold remark?

    Yeah, RINO. I think I hear your phone ringing. It’s Olympia Snowe!

  70. Oh, hate to leave right now, but I have to meet my boss in 7 hours and would like to get some sleep tonight. See you boys tomorrow. Don’t play nice while I’m gone.

  71. See you boys tomorrow. Don’t play nice while I’m gone.

    Aw, damnit.

    *shares Tonka toys*

  72. Don’t play nice while I’m gone.

    **smashes Sean’s Tonka toys**

  73. Well, that header pic didn’t last long.

  74. Hey, friends, they loved our place and already see themselves living there. We may have to replace our hot water tank because it is over 10 years old, but that is relatively inexpensive and we have a good guy who will help us do it. Kind of expected.

    We left the cat box where we normally keep it, and the food was on a low shelf of a wine rack, so they know we have a cat. They want us to fumigate for pets (?). Strangely this bugs me. Our cat is flea free, she never leaves our condo and (believe me when I say I know what a flea infestation is) we have NEVER had a flea. No worms, not even an ear mite.

    Hum. I will do what is necessary but I HAVE A CLEAN CAT.

    Thanks to everyone who was thinking good thoughts, sent good vibes and sent a prayer to help this process along. You’re good people.

  75. What the hell does the header picture have to do with the caption?

  76. Hum. I will do what is necessary but I HAVE A CLEAN CAT.

    By substituting a common synonym for “cat,” that sentence would make a lot more sense.

    At least here.

  77. Geoff, you have moved up the “to kill’ list.

    This is for BiW:

    http://americandigest.org/mt-archives/american_studies/working_with_tips_bikini.php

  78. (Geoff, pronounced Jeff)

  79. Geoff, you have moved up the “to kill’ list.

    A step up, at least.

  80. Mare, I know what you mean.

    My sister is always panicked that Sox has fleas. How the hell is he gonna get fleas? He’s NEVER BEEN OUTSIDE.

    He is a bit of a messy shitter, though. And he tracks kitty litter everywhere.

    Are you gonna head to SoCal during your gadabout days?

  81. Geoff, it’s been a long time since I’ve been here late night so I don’t know what is going on with your choices for employment. The fact you have some is great. When I was last here you had two choices. Which did you choose? Is your family with you yet? Are you happy?

  82. **puts Geoff on the “kill soon, but slowly” list**

  83. Which did you choose? Is your family with you yet? Are you happy?

    I actually received one formal offer on Monday and the second on Tuesday. Finally. So now I’m trying to weigh them. I think I’m going with option “C” – make the Boston company let me stay in CO and work for them. They’ve already blinked, so I think I can pull it off.

  84. **moves Geoff up a couple notches**

  85. xbrad, our plan (which is set in shifting sand) is to head to Washington State after our daughter’s graduation on June 5th. There, we will spend some time with my family and we may rent a place my sister and brother in law own in Tacoma. That would be our base. We will then head to Orlando for a family (the four of us) vacation before we take our youngest to college.

    Anything could happen. Our oldest is still in San Diego and may or may not transfer schools. Somehow, I would like to rest there a bit and if I do, I seriously want to meet, you, PJM and Seany.

  86. **moves Geoff up a couple notches**

    Don’t hate the playa, hate the game.

    Did I just type that? OK – put me on the “kill immediately, and I mean now” list.

  87. Geoff, I’m not sure where I thought you were, but I didn’t know you were in CO now.

    I hope you get what you want. I can’t remember if your children are older or not. Are they still in school? Is that why you prefer to stay in CO or is it that, and you simply love it there?

    Considering my former and future moves, I’m interested in hearing about what others are doing and how it’s working for them.

  88. Mare, if you show up anywhere within a reasonable distance, I’ll show up for drinks and laughs. Hell, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen PJ, so it would be good to see her again as well.

  89. I can’t remember if your children are older or not. Are they still in school? Is that why you prefer to stay in CO or is it that, and you simply love it there?

    I have a 13-year old and a 10-year old. CO is great, and soooooo cheap compared to Alameda County or the Boston area. Especially since we already own a house here. I’m looking at a 20% salary increase if I take one of these jobs, but all the increase will be eaten up by mortgage/cost of living if I move to those areas. Plus, my wife will have to find another job.

    Makes more sense to fly out for a week a month, and just keep the house here.

  90. This is the most clicked pic on my blog so far today (Thursday).

    http://tinyurl.com/yamc7pf

    That may well be the sexiest photo I’ve ever put up.

  91. That may well be the sexiest photo I’ve ever put up.

    I’ve like others much more, but there’s a genuineness about that one that can’t be denied. Or resisted.

  92. Oh, there’s prettier girls, but that’s a sexy photo. Very “come hither”

    plus, she’s got an ass that Car in and Mare would kill to have.

  93. Great Mare.

    Good luck Geoff.

    Look it is 4am!

  94. V, thought you had the day off?

  95. Geoff, what do you mean by SCO?

  96. I have had the week off X. I just cannot sleep.

  97. Well, I’m sorry you aren’t catching more work.

  98. Geoff, what do you mean by SCO?

    The Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The no-USA-allowed version of APEC with a healthy dose of military coordination headed by China and Russia. With a barely hidden agenda of driving the US out of Asia and the Middle East.

  99. Hey Vmax. I’ve been preoccupied with my microcosm, but I understand you’ve taken some constructiony jobs to fill the gap?

    Good luck.

  100. Ah, sure.

    I’m gonna address Virgil tomorrow, but yeah, my longstanding belief has been that it is a hell of a lot easier to fight a COIN war with a hot-war force structure than it is to fight a hot-war with a COIN war force structure.

    I’m aghast at the decision to terminate the F-22. If you’ll recall the whole KC-X clusterfuck started because the AF wanted to lease tankers at an absurd price. But that was to get around doing a straight up buy, in order to free up more short term acquisition money for F-22s.

  101. Anything could happen.

    *possibly ends up married to Mare, somehow*

    YAAAAAAY!!!!!

    *technically, anything also implies that I could somehow end up married to b-rad.*

    BOOOOOO!!!!!!

  102. it is a hell of a lot easier to fight a COIN war with a hot-war force structure than it is to fight a hot-war with a COIN war force structure.

    I think that’s the second or third time I’ve been forced to absolutely agree with you, but fortunately I purged all earlier instances from my mind.

    I’m aghast at the decision to terminate the F-22.

    Yup. But just so you understand, I’m not agreeing with you. That would be a bad precedent, which I would never ever set.

  103. No, I’m pretty sure you can rule out being married to me.

    I’m a confirmed bachelor.

  104. No, I’m pretty sure you can rule out being married to me.

    But odd, inexplicable, physical entanglements are still in play.

  105. Geoff, just lump those two instances into one, as they are part and parcel of the same argument.

  106. I have re read this whole thread and cannot find Geoff’s comment mentioning SCO , was X hallucinating? am I hallucinating? Was it on another thread?

    Yes Geoff I am kind of (when it is available) working construction. Getting a good tan, and in shape are pluses.

    I might hear about a job with a big engineering firm in South Carolina today.

  107. I can see why you want to stay put, Geoff.

  108. I’m a confirmed bachelor.

    Wasn’t that Oscar Wilde’s own way of saying that he was a fag?

    I’m just asking is all.

  109. Geoff, just lump those two instances into one, as they are part and parcel of the same argument.

    Sure. As long as it’s understood that there’s absolutely no chance that I’m agreeing with you.

  110. Vmax, Geoff used the term SCO at my blog, and I didn’t want my readers to realize just how fucking retarded I am, so I asked him here to explain it.

  111. I have re read this whole thread and cannot find Geoff’s comment mentioning SCO

    XBrad was bringing a comment I made over at his site back to this thread.

    I might hear about a job with a big engineering firm in South Carolina today.

    I, for one, shall cross all fingers to which I have access.

  112. Not a fag.

    Really, just because I didn’t get PJ pregnant when we met in SD doesn’t mean I’m a ‘mo.

  113. I’m praying for you, V. We gotta get some good Hostage news sooner or later.

  114. I can see why you want to stay put, Geoff.

    Yeah, Colorado is actually kind of great – especially when it’s a Red state. It’s like California in the 70’s.

  115. Colorado was the best tour I had in the Army.

  116. Colorado Springs was a fun town.

    At one time, I was living off post, right next door to a bar, with a strip club across the street and a liquor store a block away.

  117. Wasn’t that Oscar Wilde’s own way of saying that he was a fag?

    It’s good to know the code words & phrases.

    I guess.

  118. Not a fag.

    Really, just because I didn’t get PJ pregnant when we met in SD doesn’t mean I’m a ‘mo.

    So, you just couldn’t get it up because of a medical condition? They have pills. Not that you’d necessarily want them, but you can get those now.

  119. Colorado Springs was a fun town.

    Yeah – my wife went to the Academy, and apparently had a significant amount of fun. Dang it.

  120. Thanks all.

    Will wait and see.

  121. I only went to the Academy once or twice. Sat next to Goldie Hawn at a hockey game.

    Spent most of my time at Cowboys. My GF was a bartender there.

  122. I think the real reason we should abolish the Air Force is just to close down the Academy. Those ponces were always prancing around town.

  123. We bought season tickets to the Academy football games back in ’01. Before 9/11 you could bring in anything – coolers full of whatever you wanted. After 9/11 you couldn’t bring in a water bottle or single can of soda. We had one game with the old rules, and the rest with the new ones. Tailgating was still fun, but the games lost a lot of their appeal with the new rules. So we never bought tickets again.

  124. When was your wife there? I was in CS from 92 to 95.

  125. When was your wife there?

    She graduated in ’84.

  126. Wow. Old.

    Uh, I mean, I thought you were younger than that.

  127. Uh, I mean, I thought you were younger than that.

    You are cordially invited to bite me.

    No, I insist.

  128. Seriously, you look really young in your PoL pic.

  129. Seriously, you look really young in your PoL pic.

    It’s a gift.

    And a curse.

    Well, not really a curse. It pretty much rocks.

  130. 3 am – time to retire. Good luck to everyone who needs it and even those who don’t.

  131. What do you think of Michael’s posit that China can’t afford to get into a scrape with us?

  132. Fine. Eat a bag of dicks.

  133. What have you been drinking X?

  134. Stone cold sober tonight.

  135. You need a drink.

  136. In fact, I probably only have a drink about once a week. Usually, just a bourbon on ice.

    I used to drink a lot. By “a lot” I mean, two DUIs in less than 16 months. And the cops caught me relatively not bad off.

    So I didn’t quit drinking. I just quit driving. But eventually, I pretty much quit drinking.

  137. OK, past my bedtime. Vmax, you have the conn. Don’t fuck it up.

  138. That is one way to fix the problem. Probably even better all around. It does make sleeping hard. I have cut way back too because of Red.

  139. Um….Car in? where is Car in?

    She needs to be alone talking to herself, not me. I will fuck it up.

  140. See I told ya

  141. Vmax, you have the conn. Don’t fuck it up.

    Quit plagiarizing the St. Crispin’s Day speech, you asshole!

  142. Where is that lazy Carin?

  143. I’m here. I had to take my son to school … and then I like to read the whole thread before I comment.

  144. plus, she’s got an ass that Car in and Mare would kill to have.

    that will not do, xbrad. I wouldn’t kill anyone for an ass at this point. Now … boobs … I could consider violence for those.

  145. … and then I like to read the whole thread before I comment.

    Ooooooh. Look at Susie Systematic.

  146. Morning folks. Geoff, did you stay up all night again?

    Bad Geoff. Bad. No way you keep your young looks doing that.

  147. and then I like to read the whole thread before I comment.
    Ooooooh. Look at Susie Systematic.

    Someone’s jealous that I’ve got a system.

  148. Good morning everyone :) How are you today?

  149. Bright eyed. Bushy tailed.

  150. STFU compos

  151. That’s lovely, car in. Glad to hear it.

    Chin up, Dave. You have your health, your hot tub’s clean, and spring is just around the corner.

  152. Spring is likely around next Tuesday.

  153. MCPO is missing out on another foot of snow.

    Strange storm, rain here and snow to the South.

  154. Morning. Ugh, a Yankees fan. That’s a treatable condition these days, they’ve made great advances, Wiseguy.

  155. Expecting some pleasant weather in your area next week, Dave?

  156. Plans are afoot to scrap ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’.

    I won’t mind, as long as it is replaced with:
    ‘won’t ask, do tell if you must, but for heavens sake, don’t walk naked into the mess hall.’

  157. I’m expecting some pleasant weather today.. 58 and sunny.

    Just looked at the radar around Scott’s neck of the woods, there’s some beeg storms around there.

  158. I choose to view wiserbud’s shortcoming in his choice to be a Yankee’s fan as evidence that no one is perfect and there is always opportunity for personal growth.

  159. He could just be a jackass you know.

    Occam’s razor and all.

  160. I had not heard of “Occam’s razor” before Dave. I’d like to thank you for bringing it to my attention. I’d also like to thank the folks at Google and howstuffworks.com for helping to enlighten me. Always room for personal growth.

  161. Occam had a rough time. Gillette was not around at that time.

  162. Well, compos, you’ve certainly done your job of educating us too, IYKWIMAITTYD.

  163. Are you running a fever Compos?

  164. Yum
    French Toast for breakfast.

  165. that will not do, xbrad. I wouldn’t kill anyone for an a** at this point. Now … boobs … I could consider violence for those.

    Could we interest you in a Slightly Used Wiser and Wiserbud. Only flogged on weekdays….

  166. On the contrary, Pupster. I feel great! Thank you for asking.

    French toast does sound good, Vmax. You ever had real maple syrup. Awesome stuff.

  167. STFU compos

    Creating Hate and Discontent right out of the box today…..

  168. >> I’d like to thank you for bringing it to my attention.

    When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

  169. He could just be a jackass you know.

    jealous bitches, the lot of ya.

  170. jealous bitches, the lot of ya.

    *** Backs up in case them “Yankee Cooties” can jump ***

  171. MSN headlines least likely to make me click through – Part 2:

    Mary-Kate Olsen breaks up with boyfriend

  172. Yes, Dave. And the simplest explanation is usually the correct one.

    Whatever the case may be, wiserbud’s love of the Yankmees is his personal choice and apparently suits him well. While I would never choose to follow the same path, who am I to judge? I mean, it’s not like he’s hurting anyone with his personal choices. Unless of course, the Yankmees don’t want him to be their fan and have asked him to stop. In this case, “No” does mean no.

  173. You’re all full of love and understanding this morning Compos. Still feeling the mellow from last night?

  174. Hahahaha!
    Stolen from Boortz
    “If you get an email titled “Nude photo of Nancy Pelosi” don’t open it. It contains a nude photo of Nancy Pelosi.”

  175. MSN headlines least likely to make me click through – Part 2:

    I agree, wiserbud. I too dislike reading sad stories about heartbreak and failed relationships. I much prefer to read that which lifts the spirits and makes the world a brighter place.

  176. I’d say Compos is on teh chronic, but his spelling and punctuation is correct.

    Prozac.

  177. CT is about 50/50 Yankees & Red Sox fans. People see each other’s position on the matter as a fundamental character issue.

    Whole families, torn apart…

  178. Heh. ‘are correct’

    *adds more ice to bong*

  179. >> Whole families, torn apart…

    The perfect storm.

  180. “If you get an email titled “Nude photo of Nancy Pelosi” don’t open it. It contains a nude photo of Nancy Pelosi.”

    Hahaha! Like I need a warning not to open THAT!

    Still feeling the mellow from last night?

    Just caffeine here, doc, but thanks for asking. I am brightening my outlook. A cleansing of my mental palate, if you will.

  181. Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right. and a bunch of jackholes right here in the center with me.

    Morning, folks.

  182. My GF is a BoSox gal. She makes hasty snap judgements about people based on their possession of Yankee paraphernalia.

  183. I am brightening my outlook. A cleansing of my mental palate, if you will.

    Shit, this means Compos is gonna give us the boot.

  184. A cleansing of my mental palate

    I have found that an eight-ball of coke and two hits of blotter acid will do a wonderful job of that – you will not be concerned about your troubles at all (till the next day, anyways).

  185. >> I am brightening my outlook. A cleansing of my mental palate, if you will.

    Years ago my mother used to say to me, she’d say, “In this world, Elwood, you must be,” — she always called me Elwood — “In this world, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant.” Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.

    — Elwood P. Dowd, Harvey

    This is a good way to live.

  186. Just caffeine here, doc, but thanks for asking. I am brightening my outlook. A cleansing of my mental palate, if you will.

    Yep, this would be the first place I’d visit for that too…..

    *** Slides Bong out of Compo’s reach ***

  187. my sister’s ex-husband went to the University of Alabama and his first wife was an Auburn fan. He always joked that was why the marriage was doomed from the start. In Alabama, that is considered a mixed marriage.

  188. based on their possession of Yankee paraphernalia

    A criminal offense around here, but they usually drop it to a misdemeanor from a felony if you donate money to the Democrats.

  189. People see each other’s position on the matter as a fundamental character issue.

    I find that fanaticism of any kind can be unhealthy. When thinking of both Boston and NY fans regarding any sport, I also find myself grabbing my package and giving flipping them the bird.

  190. and giving flipping them the bird

    HTML fail, or indecision?

  191. Shit, this means Compos is gonna give us the boot.

    No way, car in. I love every single one of you misfits.

  192. I love every single one of you misfits.

    Even Michael? Okay, who are you? We have a sockpuppet in the house.

  193. Thank you for pointing out my editing mistake, agile dog. I think flipping is the better visual descriptor in this case and should have removed giving. *flips ad a double-barrel barn owl*

  194. Even Michael?

    He is probably the one most in need of love and understanding.

  195. >> Whole families, torn apart…

    A compuetr-illiterate friend of mine bought a new laptop recently, which had Vista installed on it, but came with a Windows 7 upgrade. He asked me to do the upgrade for him, which I agreed to do.

    I opened the laoptop bag and emblazoned on the outside of the laptop is a huge Red Sox logo.

    So, after the upgrade completed, I installed a nice big NY Yankees logo as his wallpaper.

    I’m waiting to hear back from him.

  196. I’m waiting to hear back from him.

    No doubt he’ll thank you for guiding him toward educating himself and becoming computer literate. I see, you too, are all about helping your fellow man to better himself.
    Good for you, wb.

  197. Here’s another one I like from Elwood:

    I always have a wonderful time, wherever I am, whoever I’m with.

    Yep.

  198. Speaking of obnoxious fanatics:

    My older brother is a TAMU Aggie. He’s actually pretty cool about it. He has a very busy post-collegiate life and has left all that shit behind. My dentist, who is about the same age as my older brother, is also an Agigie and can’t STFU about it. Being stuck in a reclining position with your jaw open to about 120 degrees and cotton stuffed here and there is bad enough. But doing all that and having to listeni to a 50 something year old man drone on about what’s the latest in College Station is brutal.

    And there’s a saying down here in TX that I’ve found to be pretty much true:

    The quickest way to become a millionaire is to buy a UT grad for what he’s worth and sell him for what he thinks he’s worth.

    Fits one of my uncles to a T.

  199. Morning folks. Geoff, did you stay up all night again?

    Sleep is for the weak.

  200. I’d like to be a hell of a lot weaker then.

  201. The Sawx? Fack that! NOBODY DENIES THAT!

    (dips skoal and heads back to QWINZEE)

  202. You’ll thank me, I swear.

  203. No doubt he’ll thank you for guiding him toward educating himself and becoming computer literate.

    On the one hand, nothing would make me happier than to no longer be his IT support department.

    On the other, he does pay me in free beer and free tequila.

  204. HA! Those look awesome. Very clever. That will be a good one wth which to freak out the kids.

  205. On the other, he does pay me in free beer and free tequila.

    You keep putting Yankmees’ crap on his machine and the quality of your compensation may be greatly reduced.

  206. On the one hand, nothing would make me happier than to no longer be his IT support department. On the other, he does pay me in free beer and free tequila.

    TRADI-TIONNNNNN!

  207. You keep putting Yankmees’ crap on his machine and the quality of your compensation may be greatly reduced.

    When I called him to tell him it was done, I said “I have a bit oif a problem here. When I pulled the laptop out of the bag and saw the Red Sox logo, I was so shocked, I dropped the laptop. 9 or 10 times. I think it might be broken now. But if not, I can drop it a couple of more times.”

  208. Hahahaha…smell your fingers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfA_L_zfqiU

  209. O_o,

    Guess what just opened down the street from me?

    http://www.jgumbos.com/menu.html

    Anybody have experience with J Gumbos?

  210. This is the worst post evar in the history of post going all the way back to when people started putting up signs and fences.

  211. Why the fuck is Sen Udall talking about drunk driving?

  212. Wrong channel.I thought this was supposed to be on Cspan?

  213. >> Anybody have experience with J Gumbos?

    Cousin Pups, it’s straighforward creole, nothing complicated. Good recipes, consistent. While my mama spoilt me by making the best goddang gumbo on the planet, I do not avoid the lesser fare. It is satisfying, and make ya nose run.

  214. Have never had gumbo. Hear it’s good stuff.

  215. Thanks Dave.

    *puts handful of Kleenex in pocket*

  216. Are you fucking kidding me? Lindsay Vonn is #12 and Nadia Comaneci is #11? Nadia was cute, but Lindsay is smoking hot!!!

    http://wonderwall.msn.com/tv/the-12-hottest-female-olympians-of-all-time-6872.gallery?&photoId=24437

  217. Sasha Cohen is #8???? Wasn’t she like 13 when she competed? And she’s okay now, but compared to Lindsay? No contest!

  218. >> Have never had gumbo. Hear it’s good stuff.

    Truly awesome stuff. Etouffe is mighty tasty too.

    Try. You will thank me.

  219. Campbell’s makes a pretty good sausage and chicken gumbo.

  220. Wiser, that is the stupidest list I’ve ever seen.

    They didn’t include her:

    http://tinyurl.com/ygvjt49

    Remember, she was the baseball player.

    Nadia Comaneci was pretty damn ugly when she competed.

  221. Thisd poat is still up???

  222. Softball player.

  223. Anyone else watching?

  224. IMHO No gymnasts should’ve made that list. Midgets with a body fat percentage in the single digits doesn’t make for beauty. Cutie maybe. But not beauty.

    As long as they have Ms. Witt #1 they can argue till eternity about 2 – 12 and I couldn’t give a flying fuck.

  225. I just looked up some shrimp etouffee recipes.
    Looks like a good cold weekend project.

    Do you generally use oil or butter for making a roux?

  226. I agree with Mare. Nadia wasn’t even a cutie when she competed. At least Mary Lou Retina was cute.

  227. Good gumbo is great.

    Bad gumbo on the other hand…

  228. Also, the dirt around here is called gumbo.

    Doesn’t taste so good.

  229. Can you wrap gumbo in a tortilla and eat it? I know you can with boudain.

  230. butter for the roux.

  231. Compos sounds different, normal even.

    I’m wary and uncertain, possibly frightened.

  232. >> Also, the dirt around here is called gumbo.

    All part of the wonder that is Texas, we like funny names for dirt. Gumbo, cleeche, crappy..

  233. I don’t know how much longer I can watch this.

  234. Good morning. Slept in a bit.

    **scratches nuts**

    **stretches**

    **yawns**

    **burns Yankee memorabilia**

    It’s a beautiful day here.

  235. You’re actually trying to watch?

  236. yep. Because I care that much.

  237. You know, the day after Obama met with the Repbulicans, and this idea of “question time” came up as a better approach than the theater of the SOTU, I knew it was stupid. BOTH sides of course would work to politicize it and work it to their advantage. It’s the nature of the beast.

  238. Remember, she was the baseball player.

    Oh, yeah, she was incredible to look at. I never saw the bikini pic, though. Very nice indeed.

  239. Do you generally use oil or butter for making a roux?

    Butter. You need the water in the butter to cook away. There is no water in oil.

  240. Wiser, if you go postal on your boss, how about giving us a heads up? Scott or Laura can video tape it.

  241. Well, some people use oil because it browns the flour without scorching like butter. But I like the flavor of browned butter in some foods. It has a pleasant savory quality. I was reading some recipe – Paula Deen I think- and she recommended oil instead of burned butter. I guess some folks find it too bitter for certain dishes.

  242. buttah tastes bettah

  243. Deep fried butter.

  244. new poat up

  245. * I need gumbo now *

  246. Well, some people use oil because it browns the flour without scorching like butter.

    You can mix some oil in with the butter to keep it from burning, but you still need to have the water in the butter otherwise it won’t thicken.

  247. PJM, you are very photogenic.

    In the POL pictures, Mesa looks like MCPO with sun glasses.


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