Jump to bottom

400 comments

1 Jenner7  Feb 1, 2015 3:33:19pm

Go team!

2 StephenMeansMe  Feb 1, 2015 3:33:45pm

thirsting for flesh, he plunges to earth
shrieking with the voice of twelve million damned souls
fear him

the sporthawk

3 thedopefishlives  Feb 1, 2015 3:34:11pm

I have a superb owl on my head. Your argument is invalid.

4 StephenMeansMe  Feb 1, 2015 3:35:20pm

Not gonna lie, I thought the post about Scott Walker, Super Hawk was somehow about the Super Bowl. Doubly weird since I wouldn’t call myself a sports fan.

5 BigPapa  Feb 1, 2015 3:36:22pm

I’ll take the Owls by a Boobie.

6 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 1, 2015 3:37:32pm

I wonder which ads will piss the Wingnuts off this year.

7 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 1, 2015 3:37:34pm

Still rooting for the meteor.

8 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 1, 2015 3:37:47pm

re: #6 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder which ads will piss the Wingnuts off this year.

Probably the domestic violence one.

9 #FergusonFireside  Feb 1, 2015 3:38:50pm
10 b.d.  Feb 1, 2015 3:39:42pm

CHEATING!

11 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 1, 2015 3:40:13pm

He’s over Nevada now! Almost there!

12 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 1, 2015 3:40:34pm

I find that TurboTax ad sort of insulting.

I await their follow up one where the US Civil War wouldn’t have happened if TurboTax was there to help pay tariffs.
:p

13 #FergusonFireside  Feb 1, 2015 3:40:47pm

I’m doing my best to run from The Knowledge. Watching Walking Dead until I need to leave for work. Then 50 TV’s will fill me with The Knowledge the rest of the evening.

#lastman

14 StephenMeansMe  Feb 1, 2015 3:41:39pm

re: #12 Feline Fearless Leader

Maybe it’s revealing Intuit’s plan to go back in time and restore monarchy to the land? They already lobby enough against sane tax reform.

15 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 3:43:27pm

Lets hear it for [local sports team]. Good luck in your quest to win [name of event]. We know you have what it takes to score the winning [goal/run/basket/basket/etc].

16 thedopefishlives  Feb 1, 2015 3:43:57pm

And of course, I can’t hear any of the commercials because I have been left at home with the fishspawn.

17 #FergusonFireside  Feb 1, 2015 3:44:32pm

re: #15 Kragar

Lets hear it for [local sports team]. Good luck in your quest to win [name of event]. We know you have what it takes to score the winning [goal/run/basket/basket/etc].

have you checked out #lastman ? You could be a contender.

18 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 1, 2015 3:44:48pm

OK. I’m now thoroughly convinced more media people are idiots.

19 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 1, 2015 3:46:37pm

Weird American sport.

20 OhNoZombies!  Feb 1, 2015 3:47:16pm

Repost:
She (Idina) did a great job, I agree.
Still, I can’t help comparing everyone’s rendition to Whitney Houston’s.
Nat’l Anthem…
Every time she sang it.

21 Justanotherhuman  Feb 1, 2015 3:47:57pm

Magic of the Snowy Owl.

What a magnificent bird!

22 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 3:49:24pm

re: #17 #FergusonFireside

have you checked out #lastman ? You could be a contender.

23 LadyBehir  Feb 1, 2015 3:51:06pm

Gooooooo, Seatriots!

24 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 3:52:19pm
25 Shiplord Kirel  Feb 1, 2015 3:52:48pm

I’m still working on my Foyle’s War marathon. Up to season 7 now. What a great show.

26 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 1, 2015 3:53:21pm

He is in CA airspace!

27 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 3:53:35pm

Sure, I’d really like to be watching the Super Bowl, but there is this really good documentary series about Nazi Hunters my 12 year old and I are watching and these models aren’t going to paint and assemble themselves.

28 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 1, 2015 3:53:41pm

Crap. Wanted a Patriot FG there. Only way I get a chance in the block poll is lots of FGs.

29 b.d.  Feb 1, 2015 3:53:41pm

hahaha. Brady isn’t used to throwing a properly inflated football

30 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 1, 2015 3:53:56pm

This looks like Pizza The Hutt:

31 Justanotherhuman  Feb 1, 2015 3:54:12pm

131M people voted in 2012.

Just slightly more than will watch the SB.

{Sigh}

32 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 3:54:19pm

re: #25 Shiplord Kirel

I’m still working on my Foyle’s War marathon. Up to season 7 now. What a great show.

I kind of stopped after they had won the war. I think I stopped at season 5.

33 #FergusonFireside  Feb 1, 2015 3:54:59pm

Off to work. Have fun all.

34 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 3:55:20pm
35 Justanotherhuman  Feb 1, 2015 3:55:25pm

re: #25 Shiplord Kirel

I’m still working on my Foyle’s War marathon. Up to season 7 now. What a great show.

Isn’t Michael Kitchen great? I think (unless there are some new episodes), I’ve seen them all. There has been one post-WWII. Any more?

36 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 1, 2015 3:55:32pm

OK going to eat this now:

37 Shiplord Kirel  Feb 1, 2015 3:55:39pm

I’ve basically lost interest in football the last few years. I did pay attention to Texas Tech’s Red Raiders last fall, but only because the slow motion trainwreck quality of that program exerted a certain morbid fascination.

38 William of Orange  Feb 1, 2015 3:56:21pm

Shame I can’t watch anymore. It’s almost 1AM over here and if I don’t get any sleep, I’ll be walking like a zombie tomorrow…

Great interception by the way!

39 b.d.  Feb 1, 2015 3:56:24pm

re: #30 The Vicious Babushka

This looks like Pizza The Hutt:

[Embedded content]

I wouldn’t want to eat a libertarian pizza, especially in their world where the government wouldn’t be around to define what “meat” was.

40 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 1, 2015 3:57:06pm

re: #39 b.d.

I wouldn’t want to eat a libertarian pizza, especially in their world where the government wouldn’t be around to define what “meat” was.

Soylent pepperoni is people!
//\

41 Justanotherhuman  Feb 1, 2015 3:57:27pm

re: #36 The Vicious Babushka

OK going to eat this now:

[Embedded content]

Is that your popcorn popper? : )

42 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 1, 2015 3:58:24pm

Halfway to the Katy Perry spectacular.
:p

43 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 1, 2015 3:58:54pm

I didn’t come from no sea-monkeys!
////

44 Justanotherhuman  Feb 1, 2015 3:59:54pm

re: #30 The Vicious Babushka

This looks like Pizza The Hutt:

[Embedded content]

With ersatz cheese?

45 Shiplord Kirel  Feb 1, 2015 4:00:34pm

re: #35 Justanotherhuman

Isn’t Michael Kitchen great? I think (unless there are some new episodes), I’ve seen them all. There has been one post-WWII. Any more?

There’s an 8th season, giving two post-war. Kitchen is great indeed. Back in the 80s he basically stole the show from Streep and Redford in Out of Africa, and did so with what was actually a fairly minor part.

46 BigPapa  Feb 1, 2015 4:00:35pm

re: #31 Justanotherhuman

131M people voted in 2012.

Just slightly more than will watch the SB.

{Sigh}

Are you suggesting we vote at the Superb Owl?

Brilliant.

47 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 4:01:04pm

Can’t we just recycle last year’s Superb Owl thread?

48 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 1, 2015 4:01:34pm

re: #26 klystron

He is in CA airspace!

You are so cute!
{{hugs}}

49 b.d.  Feb 1, 2015 4:01:42pm

re: #46 BigPapa

Are you suggesting we vote at the Superb Owl?

Brilliant.

Candidates should have commercials like Super Bowl commercials

50 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 4:01:50pm
51 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 1, 2015 4:02:18pm

Ok, Lizards. Time for me to go find my husband.

Back later!

52 thedopefishlives  Feb 1, 2015 4:02:40pm

re: #51 klystron

Ok, Lizards. Time for me to go find my husband.

Back later!

Welcome Home, Mr. Klys!

53 Justanotherhuman  Feb 1, 2015 4:03:14pm

re: #42 Feline Fearless Leader

Halfway to the Katy Perry spectacular.
:p

Everyone will be awaiting another wardrobe malfunction?

54 nearly-headless smith25  Feb 1, 2015 4:03:24pm

Well, just won $100 bucks. Bet the first quarter would be scoreless.

55 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 4:03:53pm

re: #54 nearly-headless smith25

Well, just won $100 bucks. Bet the first quarter would be scoreless.

Just like prom night, eh?

56 Justanotherhuman  Feb 1, 2015 4:04:10pm

re: #45 Shiplord Kirel

There’s an 8th season, giving two post-war. Kitchen is great indeed. Back in the 80s he basically stole the show from Streep and Redford in Out of Africa, and did so with what was actually a fairly minor part.

Will have to hurry up and find those on Netflix (hope).

57 Shiplord Kirel  Feb 1, 2015 4:04:41pm

My brother Judas is reportedly a Patriots fan, which is enough for me to condemn them to football hell on principle.

58 nearly-headless smith25  Feb 1, 2015 4:05:30pm

re: #55 Kragar

Just like prom night, eh?

Hopefully I get to see Katy In a bra later. Beats prom nights ass

59 b.d.  Feb 1, 2015 4:07:54pm

re: #50 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Josh Marshall is Chuck C’s competition?

Good grief, he does has delusions of adequacy

60 Justanotherhuman  Feb 1, 2015 4:08:55pm

Secret Service arrest man who climbed bicycle rack outside the White House grounds; he’s been charged with unlawful entry - @AP

bigstory.ap.org

61 Justanotherhuman  Feb 1, 2015 4:12:13pm

re: #29 b.d.

hahaha. Brady isn’t used to throwing a properly inflated football

Seahawks’ corner Jeremy Lane carted off field after his interception of Tom Brady

vine.co

62 OhNoZombies!  Feb 1, 2015 4:12:25pm

Terminator: The Retirement Years…
My little one is enamoured with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He keeps watching Pumping Iron, and says he wants muscles like that, so he’s been working out on the exercise machine thingy. Then he’ll flex in the mirror to check his progress every five minutes.
So cute.

63 Lidane  Feb 1, 2015 4:13:34pm
64 Justanotherhuman  Feb 1, 2015 4:20:31pm

Welp, I guess the Superb Owl has pretty much taken over.

Later, Lizards! Off to watch some Foyle’s War.

65 Timothy Watson  Feb 1, 2015 4:24:43pm

I am trying to remember the last time I really bothered to watch the Super Bowl. It was probably during the Nipplegate one, although I missed that because I flipped to something on cable during the half-time show.

I used to be a huge sports fan back in the day. I would watch NASCAR races, when I was in 6th grade I stayed up in watched pretty much all the MLB playoffs and World Series, etc.

Nowadays? I just don’t give a crap.

66 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 1, 2015 4:30:22pm

The great zfrank with “True Facts About the Owl”

67 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 4:31:41pm

A truly Superb Owl

68 Belafon  Feb 1, 2015 4:33:04pm

The “How it’s Made” episode today was about how footballs and helmets are made. It was titled “Deflater-gate Special.”

69 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 4:34:35pm
70 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Feb 1, 2015 4:34:39pm

Super Disc Sunday :)

You guys aren’t my constituency, but running this is the only reason I enjoy watching the Super Bowl. Year #6 of Super Disc Sunday.

71 Lidane  Feb 1, 2015 4:34:56pm

Is it just me or do the commercials seem darker this year? Between Nissan doing a depressing “Cat’s In the Cradle” storyline and Nationwide having a kid talking about all the things he couldn’t do because he died in an accident, it’s weird. WTF.

72 thedopefishlives  Feb 1, 2015 4:37:38pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

We never stock more than a single set of digits for that particular counter.

73 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 1, 2015 4:40:27pm

re: #72 thedopefishlives

We never stock more than a single set of digits for that particular counter.

and I think the 7, 8 and 9 still have the shrink wrap on them.

RBS

74 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 1, 2015 4:41:53pm

How am I spending Superb Owl?
Editing vast quantities of badly written high school sports stories…

75 GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 1, 2015 4:45:36pm

More like Super Bowel.

76 thedopefishlives  Feb 1, 2015 4:48:40pm

re: #75 GlutenFreeJesus

More like Super Bowel.

Had a friend of mine who said that as a legitimate typo the other day. Yeah, sounds like a great name for the Toilet Bowl.

77 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 1, 2015 4:50:47pm

The cats want Jeff to go home. That made their ears hurt.

78 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 4:50:50pm
79 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 4:51:06pm
80 thedopefishlives  Feb 1, 2015 4:51:27pm

re: #77 Feline Fearless Leader

The cats want Jeff to go home. That made their ears hurt.

My Boston friend and I said, in unison, “What in the heck?!”

81 jaunte  Feb 1, 2015 4:52:09pm

“You’re gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody”

82 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 1, 2015 4:53:51pm

re: #78 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

I have a feeling that any process server could handle it without any problem what-so-ever. Of course, that would cost money. I seriously think that upChuck would try to save a few bucks by serving them himself. (Is that even possible, seems like it shouldn’t be,even if it were).

RBS

83 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 1, 2015 4:55:03pm

re: #82 RealityBasedSteve

I have a feeling that any process server could handle it without any problem what-so-ever. Of course, that would cost money. I seriously think that upChuck would try to save a few bucks by serving them himself. (Is that even possible, seems like it shouldn’t be,even if it were).

RBS

for Chuck to serve papers on anyone all by himself would be too much like actual work.

84 jaunte  Feb 1, 2015 4:55:32pm

re: #78 Charles Johnson

Seems apropos.

85 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 1, 2015 4:56:54pm

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

for Chuck to serve papers on anyone all by himself would be too much like actual work.

couldn’t he just ride by on a bicycle, roll it up, and then just toss it towards Charles front porch? After all, he was the last white paperboy.

RBS

86 thedopefishlives  Feb 1, 2015 4:57:00pm

re: #82 RealityBasedSteve

I have a feeling that any process server could handle it without any problem what-so-ever. Of course, that would cost money. I seriously think that upChuck would try to save a few bucks by serving them himself. (Is that even possible, seems like it shouldn’t be,even if it were).

RBS

It’s technically possible - you basically have to serve by certified mail in order to ensure that the recipient received it. I think it may also vary by jurisdiction; some courts may require that a process server be used so as to ensure consistency of service.

87 Kafitrar  Feb 1, 2015 4:58:36pm

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

for Chuck to serve papers on anyone all by himself would be too much like actual work.

Are you kidding? He was a paperboy. He can deliver 300 subpoenas a day.

88 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 4:58:47pm

re: #85 RealityBasedSteve

couldn’t he just ride by on a bicycle, roll it up, and then just toss it towards Charles front porch? After all, he was the last white paperboy.

RBS

“The Last White paperboy”
Isn’t that a Netflix movie?

89 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 1, 2015 4:59:47pm

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

for Chuck to serve papers on anyone all by himself would be too much like actual work.

Or he thinks that entire industry has been taken over by illegal immigrants and thus wants nothing to do with it.
//

90 thedopefishlives  Feb 1, 2015 5:00:57pm

And time to change the channel. Because Katy Perry is not my idea of a good time, boobs or no.

91 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 1, 2015 5:01:41pm

re: #88 b_sharp

“The Last White paperboy”
Isn’t that a Netflix movie?

Direct to DVD, and all ready pre-marked down to 1.99

RBS

92 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 5:03:14pm
93 TedStriker  Feb 1, 2015 5:03:37pm

re: #79 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

I’m sure that, given the right amount of “motivation”, Chuck will be more than happy to share some of that “love”.

Especially, all over your leg.

94 Lidane  Feb 1, 2015 5:04:07pm

Ok that was pretty damn impressive, Seattle. Way to piss Brady and Belichick off at the half. Heh.

95 Varek Raith  Feb 1, 2015 5:04:54pm

Some kind of sporting event on?

96 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 5:05:31pm

No icing call? I’m not sure that goal should be counted, it looked like the forward was in the crease.

97 Kafitrar  Feb 1, 2015 5:05:53pm

re: #85 RealityBasedSteve

couldn’t he just ride by on a bicycle, roll it up, and then just toss it towards Charles front porch? After all, he was the last white paperboy.

RBS

Dang it. Ninja’d.

98 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 5:05:57pm

re: #95 Varek Raith

Some kind of sporting event on?

So I’ve been told.

I’m watching AFV.

99 jaunte  Feb 1, 2015 5:06:10pm

re: #95 Varek Raith

It’s an ad so big it’s got people talking about the ads pasted all over it.

100 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 5:09:47pm

So, is the rugger game over yet?

101 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 5:10:32pm

When do the boobs leave?

102 Varek Raith  Feb 1, 2015 5:11:28pm

re: #101 b_sharp

When do the boobs leave?

When you do.
/rimshot

103 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 5:13:04pm

re: #102 Varek Raith

When you do.
/rimshot

I’m just hangin around.

104 GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 1, 2015 5:15:00pm

re: #76 thedopefishlives

Heh “Super Bowel” was on Bob’s Burgers tonight too. :)

105 jaunte  Feb 1, 2015 5:15:57pm
106 Amory Blaine  Feb 1, 2015 5:16:21pm

RWNJ heads are exploding. K. Perry just sang I kissed a girl.

107 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 5:17:03pm

re: #106 Amory Blaine

RWNJ heads are exploding. K. Perry just sang I kissed a girl.

We can only hope.

108 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 1, 2015 5:17:05pm

Editing of high school sports concluded…now on to obituaries!

109 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 1, 2015 5:17:26pm

Dancing landsharks for the win!
(I have the MUTE button on)

110 BigPapa  Feb 1, 2015 5:17:35pm

re: #106 Amory Blaine

RWNJ heads are exploding. (stuff)

111 Amory Blaine  Feb 1, 2015 5:19:15pm

The musicians must be under the stage. Or in the basement.

112 b.d.  Feb 1, 2015 5:19:41pm

re: #111 Amory Blaine

The musicians must be under the stage. Or in the basement.

They’re in the cloud.

113 OhNoZombies!  Feb 1, 2015 5:19:48pm

Where the hell did Missy Elliot come from?

114 thedopefishlives  Feb 1, 2015 5:20:01pm

re: #112 b.d.

They’re in the cloud.

That is probably truer than you know.

115 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 5:20:54pm
116 jaunte  Feb 1, 2015 5:21:30pm
117 Varek Raith  Feb 1, 2015 5:22:32pm

re: #116 jaunte

[Embedded content]

So what’s goi….
Never mind.

118 bratwurst  Feb 1, 2015 5:22:42pm
119 jaunte  Feb 1, 2015 5:22:56pm
120 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 5:23:18pm

I don’t mean to put down anybody who likes her, but to me Katy Perry is emblematic of everything that’s wrong with the current pop music scene. Not an ounce of real heart in this.

121 Amory Blaine  Feb 1, 2015 5:23:36pm
122 thedopefishlives  Feb 1, 2015 5:24:18pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

I don’t mean to put down anybody who likes her, but to me Katy Perry is emblematic of everything that’s wrong with the current pop music scene. Not an ounce of real heart in this.

I’ve always been thoroughly “meh” about her. Sure, she’s played some big hits, but realistically, I always confuse her and about half a dozen other female pop starlets. Same goes for guys, by the way; pop music just seems so copy-and-paste these days.

123 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 1, 2015 5:26:56pm

Did they check the pressure after that girl delivered the game ball?
//

124 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 5:27:02pm
125 OhNoZombies!  Feb 1, 2015 5:27:02pm

I would have loved Katie Perry when I was ages 7-12.

126 b.d.  Feb 1, 2015 5:27:50pm

Each team should be required to play one land shark for the remainder of the game.

127 Decatur Deb  Feb 1, 2015 5:27:53pm

re: #122 thedopefishlives

Cyndi Lauper is still out there.

128 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 1, 2015 5:28:03pm

Katy Perry didn’t suck

129 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 1, 2015 5:28:36pm

I think she could have done Peter Pan better than whatshername from “Girls”

130 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 5:28:58pm

re: #127 Decatur Deb

Cindy Lauper is still out there.

[Embedded content]

Video

Isn’t she singing jazz now?

131 Lidane  Feb 1, 2015 5:29:05pm

True story— my youngest cat turned the TV off during the halftime show.

I laughed.

132 OhNoZombies!  Feb 1, 2015 5:29:10pm

re: #128 The Vicious Babushka

Katy Perry didn’t suck

I thought it was cute.

133 b.d.  Feb 1, 2015 5:29:24pm

re: #129 The Vicious Babushka

I think she could have done Peter Pan better than whatshername from “Girls”

Perry’s dad doesn’t work for NBC.

//

134 stpaulbear  Feb 1, 2015 5:29:39pm

re: #122 thedopefishlives

I’ve always been thoroughly “meh” about her. Sure, she’s played some big hits, but realistically, I always confuse her and about half a dozen other female pop starlets. Same goes for guys, by the way; pop music just seems so copy-and-paste these days.

Everytime I hear her name I think of the singer in the B 52s. I’m so out of touch with spangly pop music that I don’t think I’ve heard a note of what Perry has done. Fine with me.

135 Decatur Deb  Feb 1, 2015 5:30:01pm

re: #130 b_sharp

Isn’t she singing jazz now?

Hitting small colleges, last I looked.

136 Belafon  Feb 1, 2015 5:30:02pm

I want the stage as the floor in my house.

137 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 1, 2015 5:30:47pm
138 Mattand  Feb 1, 2015 5:31:31pm
139 stpaulbear  Feb 1, 2015 5:32:51pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

I miss Badfinger.

Me too. What happened to Pete Ham was criminal. An absolute shame.

140 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 5:33:42pm
141 Varek Raith  Feb 1, 2015 5:33:58pm

re: #138 Mattand

[Embedded content]

Gentlemen, behold!

142 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Feb 1, 2015 5:34:03pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Funny you should mention that. The local radio station was playing “Spirit of Radio” by Rush, and I was thinking that there was a disconnect between the guitar and bass. I mean, Geddy Lee can play, but it seemed as if he and Alex Lifeson were playing in different studios. I wondered (ad I have to put in my (dis)qualifier that I am a guitar listener, but not a very good player) if there was a better way to play the bass for that song.
To make a short story long, I always liked the way the bass is played in this performance of Badfinger’s “No Matter What”.

It’s almost as if the bass has the lead and the other instruments are supporting. Even the solo is a bass solo, with a slide guitar accompanying.

143 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 1, 2015 5:35:22pm

Given that the halftime shows are all dance numbers with “stars” paid a bundle to lipsync or playsync I would still prefer them to just spend the money and do something special or interesting with the dance number and just be honest about piping the music in. And you also then aren’t limited to centering the numbers around some person limited by skill or having to act like they’re singing the song.

144 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 5:37:23pm

My son just phoned from New Orleans. He’s in the French Quarter taking part in a parade and having a hell of a good time.

145 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Feb 1, 2015 5:37:38pm

re: #142 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

One of the youtube commenters thought the bass player was Herb from WKRP

146 electrotek  Feb 1, 2015 5:39:50pm

Mollie White is so delusional, her recent Facebook post as of 2 hours ago

147 b.d.  Feb 1, 2015 5:39:52pm

re: #143 Feline Fearless Leader

They’re not paid a dime to perform at the half time show. They used to pay them then they noticed how much the entertainer’s music sold after and quit paying them.

I would think that the competition to do the half time show involves the same amount of graft as the Olympic city hosting site committee.

148 Mattand  Feb 1, 2015 5:40:27pm

re: #145 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

One of the youtube commenters thought the bass player was Herb from WKRP

As God is my witness, I thought British power pop bands could fly!

149 Mattand  Feb 1, 2015 5:40:48pm
150 stpaulbear  Feb 1, 2015 5:43:09pm

re: #149 Mattand

Skyrockets in flight!

151 Decatur Deb  Feb 1, 2015 5:43:18pm

re: #140 Charles Johnson

Wouldn’t it be awesome if a musician just came out and played and sang songs from the heart, without giant robots and projection SFX?

Lauper becoming a national hero in Japan, after the earthquake:

Youtube Video

152 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Feb 1, 2015 5:43:52pm

I’m a secret ABBA fan.

153 Decatur Deb  Feb 1, 2015 5:44:12pm

re: #151 Decatur Deb

Fixed.

154 Maggie's Pa  Feb 1, 2015 5:45:05pm

re: #152 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

Don’t tell anybody, but I like disco.

155 jaunte  Feb 1, 2015 5:45:11pm
156 Varek Raith  Feb 1, 2015 5:45:28pm

re: #152 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

I’m a secret ABBA fan.

Men Without Hats.

157 Timothy Watson  Feb 1, 2015 5:45:52pm

re: #122 thedopefishlives

I’ve always been thoroughly “meh” about her. Sure, she’s played some big hits, but realistically, I always confuse her and about half a dozen other female pop starlets. Same goes for guys, by the way; pop music just seems so copy-and-paste these days.

I’m 27 and cringe whenever I hear any pop music. It’s just so awful I have trouble finding words to describe it. When I’m in the car, I’m either listening to WTOP (a news radio station) or classic rock.

158 Maggie's Pa  Feb 1, 2015 5:47:40pm

re: #157 Timothy Watson

It’s pop music, like that .25 cent gumball, super sweet but doesn’t last.

159 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Feb 1, 2015 5:47:44pm

re: #140 Charles Johnson

I was too young to go to the concerts by bands that I grew to like. But one the guys from Pink Floyd (in the Pompeii filThe music on the Pompeii film is so much better than the studio versions. In later concert recordings the music is no better and often worse than the studio versions.

160 Decatur Deb  Feb 1, 2015 5:49:14pm

re: #154 Maggie’s Pa

Don’t tell anybody, but I like disco.

You need to see Dr. Fever.

161 b.d.  Feb 1, 2015 5:49:39pm

re: #149 Mattand

[Embedded content]

Next year’s Super Bowl is in San Francisco, they should showcase some of the great bands that came out of that area and have Night Ranger do the show.

//

162 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 1, 2015 5:49:45pm

re: #152 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

I’m a secret ABBA fan.

Some really really well crafted pop music made by very talented people. I still love me some ABBA.

163 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Feb 1, 2015 5:49:58pm

re: #146 electrotek

Mollie White is so delusional, her recent Facebook post as of 2 hours ago

I couldn’t help myself, I clicked. It reminded me of UpChuck’s promises of something he was about to publish.

164 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 1, 2015 5:50:14pm

re: #161 b.d.

Next year’s Super Bowl is in San Francisco, they should showcase some of the great bands that came out of that area and have Night Ranger do the show.

//

Starship!!! ////

165 lawhawk  Feb 1, 2015 5:50:42pm

Well, that was fun. Did a number on my finger slicing limes. Thank goodness for medical glue. 9/10 fingers agree.

166 Varek Raith  Feb 1, 2015 5:51:58pm

re: #165 lawhawk

Well, that was fun. Did a number on my finger slicing limes. Thank goodness for medical glue. 9/10 fingers agree.

Cut one off, eh?

167 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Feb 1, 2015 5:52:08pm

re: #164 William Barnett-Lewis

Journey\

168 electrotek  Feb 1, 2015 5:52:19pm

re: #163 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

I couldn’t help myself, I clicked. It reminded me of UpChuck’s promises of something he was about to publish.

I call bullshit on this guy:

Prakash Tendulkar I am a registered Democrat fro California and I do support you.

169 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 1, 2015 5:52:29pm

re: #146 electrotek

Mollie White is so delusional, her recent Facebook post as of 2 hours ago

wow…the comments there…

170 Great White Snark  Feb 1, 2015 5:52:55pm

I’m a spoilsport on pop music. Ruined in my youth by “bubblegum rock”. Gah. Back then I was all eff that stuff gimme my Jeff Beck, Rush, Jethro Tull. Pink Floyd from before The Wall.

171 lawhawk  Feb 1, 2015 5:53:16pm

re: #166 Varek Raith

Almost.

172 Maggie's Pa  Feb 1, 2015 5:53:25pm

re: #165 lawhawk

My ex-girlfriend would always love to tell me that pain builds character. I just use super glue myself, it’s a good burn.

173 lawhawk  Feb 1, 2015 5:54:54pm

re: #172 Maggie’s Pa

Yeah, still had to get it checked though. And a tetanus shot too.

174 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 1, 2015 5:55:08pm

re: #167 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

Journey

Make them play earlier stuff like this

and I won’t mind.

175 austin_blue  Feb 1, 2015 5:56:18pm

Toenail fungus?

Oh, dear lord.

176 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 5:56:44pm

re: #156 Varek Raith

Men Without Hats.

When asked how they came up with that name, they replied …

177 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 1, 2015 5:57:26pm
178 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Feb 1, 2015 5:57:37pm

re: #174 William Barnett-Lewis

I like early Journey too. I even like “Don’t Stop Believin”. That piano and bass working together is great, and Steve Perry is a great singer. After that they went super pop.

179 electrotek  Feb 1, 2015 5:58:06pm

re: #177 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

What about Kraftwerk instead?

180 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 5:58:15pm

re: #164 William Barnett-Lewis

Starship!!! ////

Who the fuck is that?

Jefferson Airplane on the other hand.

181 Decatur Deb  Feb 1, 2015 5:58:40pm

re: #177 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

There Is a Youtube of 10,000 Japanese players and singers doing it.

182 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 1, 2015 5:59:24pm

re: #181 Decatur Deb

There Is a Youtube of 10,000 Japanese players and singers doing it.

Link?

183 lawhawk  Feb 1, 2015 6:00:03pm

re: #177 The Vicious Babushka

ELP, with Yngwie Malmsteen. and the 2Cellos guys!

184 Decatur Deb  Feb 1, 2015 6:00:06pm

re: #182 The Vicious Babushka

Link?

185 prairiefire  Feb 1, 2015 6:00:33pm

re: #178 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

I like early Journey too. I even like “Don’t Stop Believin”. That piano and bass working together is great, and Steve Perry is a great singer. After that they went super pop.

In the summer time she’ll be there, standing in the Liiighht

186 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Feb 1, 2015 6:01:07pm

WXPN in Philadelphia recently played a list of listener suggested 885 best songs and 88 WORST songs. Everybody knew that We Built This City would be the worst. Funny thing is some songs appeared on both lists, including Bohemian Rhapsody and Stairway to Heaven.

187 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 6:01:14pm

re: #170 Rightwingconspirator

I’m a spoilsport on pop music. Ruined in my youth by “bubblegum rock”. Gah. Back then I was all eff that stuff gimme my Jeff Beck, Rush, Jethro Tull. Pink Floyd from before The Wall.

Slade, Uriah Heep, Suzie Quatro, Led Zep, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, April Wine, Procol Harum, Yes, …

188 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 1, 2015 6:02:40pm

re: #178 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

I like early Journey too. I even like “Don’t Stop Believin”. That piano and bass working together is great, and Steve Perry is a great singer. After that they went super pop.

Yeah, that was their last good song. But they did do some good things.

Of course being reminded of The Midnight Special again… that was where I heard so much more than radio in Eau Claire would play until I discovered the Clash & the Ramones.

189 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Feb 1, 2015 6:02:44pm

Deep Purple was the first band I got hooked on, but I never liked Smoke on the Water.

190 b.d.  Feb 1, 2015 6:05:25pm

re: #177 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

Van Cliburn & the Ft. Worth Symphony did the Star-Spangled Banner to open up the Ballpark in Arlington (where the Texas Rangers play).

It was one of the most awesome things ever.

191 OhNoZombies!  Feb 1, 2015 6:06:43pm

Anything ever done by Peter Gabriel
The Police
Crowded House
Tears for Fears
Hmmm, I must be an 80’s child…

192 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 6:07:10pm

re: #189 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

Deep Purple was the first band I got hooked on, but I never liked Smoke on the Water.

I preferred smoke in my mouth.

193 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 1, 2015 6:07:26pm

re: #184 Decatur Deb

[Embedded content]

They should have had lights on their bow tips.

194 lawhawk  Feb 1, 2015 6:07:30pm

Jeep thought it was a good idea to corrupt Woody Guthrie’s This Land to go after the global audience. Meh.

195 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Feb 1, 2015 6:07:40pm

Does anybody know a source for a version of This Land is Your Land that had a part in the middle where some guy (maybe Burl Ives or Will Geer), reads something that Woody Guthrie wrote? I had it on a cassette once, but I can’t find it anymore.

196 Decatur Deb  Feb 1, 2015 6:08:34pm

re: #193 The Vicious Babushka

They should have had lights on their bow tips.

Banzai production. (Literally.)

197 Great White Snark  Feb 1, 2015 6:10:04pm

re: #192 b_sharp

I preferred smoke in my mouth.

We learned to have these things at the same time….

198 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 6:10:11pm

re: #176 b_sharp

When asked how they came up with that name, they replied …

It was something that just came off of the top of their heads.

199 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 6:12:23pm

Now V wants to take a train from SK to NO.

Boring.

200 Decatur Deb  Feb 1, 2015 6:13:09pm

Checked the fine print on the parks pass and geezerpass—doesn’t look like it will work for you.

201 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 6:13:13pm

re: #197 Rightwingconspirator

We learned to have these things at the same time….

’70s? What ’70s?

202 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 6:13:46pm

re: #200 Decatur Deb

b.d.

Checked the fine print on the parks pass and geezerpass—doesn’t look like it will work for you.

Crap.
It looked like a hell-of-a deal.

203 b.d.  Feb 1, 2015 6:14:14pm

re: #190 b.d.

Van Cliburn & the Ft. Worth Symphony did the Star-Spangled Banner to open up the Ballpark in Arlington (where the Texas Rangers play).

It was one of the most awesome things ever.

m.mlb.com
:)

204 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 6:14:25pm

re: #200 Decatur Deb

b.d.

Checked the fine print on the parks pass and geezerpass—doesn’t look like it will work for you.

I’ll have to get one of you geezers to get one for me.

205 Decatur Deb  Feb 1, 2015 6:14:33pm

re: #202 b_sharp

Crap.
It looked like a hell-of-a deal.

You’ve got 2 years to establish residency, then it’s gold.

206 Timothy Watson  Feb 1, 2015 6:14:53pm

Man, these commercials are stupid.

I miss the Bud Bowl.

207 Mattand  Feb 1, 2015 6:14:58pm

re: #174 William Barnett-Lewis

Make them play earlier stuff like this

[Embedded content]

and I won’t mind.

I learned to play this the other day. Youtube: secret music teacher!

208 Jenner7  Feb 1, 2015 6:15:02pm
209 Mattand  Feb 1, 2015 6:15:40pm

For whatever reason, Animal Planet is flaking out on my cable connection. No Puppy Bowl this year.

210 austin_blue  Feb 1, 2015 6:16:03pm

re: #184 Decatur Deb

[Embedded content]

Video

Incredible. The best seventeen minutes of music ever written.

211 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 6:17:57pm
212 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 6:18:53pm

I kinda wish Oliver Willis didn’t hate my guts, because I think we’d agree on an awful lot of things. C’est la vie.

213 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 6:19:09pm

re: #205 Decatur Deb

You’ve got 2 years to establish residency, then it’s gold.

Simple.

214 Great White Snark  Feb 1, 2015 6:19:41pm

Charles, Having trouble uploading images despite a reboot etc. Spinning wheel. All else seems well. My end?

215 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 6:20:44pm

re: #214 Rightwingconspirator

Charles, Having trouble uploading images despite a reboot etc. Spinning wheel. All else seems well. My end?

Working fine on this end - could be time to restart.

216 prairiefire  Feb 1, 2015 6:22:01pm

re: #199 b_sharp

Now V wants to take a train from SK to NO.

Boring.

How’s she feeling?

217 Great White Snark  Feb 1, 2015 6:22:26pm

re: #215 Charles Johnson

Okay thanks for checking. I’ll reset the PC again and the hub. that outta do it.

218 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 1, 2015 6:22:28pm

re: #207 Mattand

I learned to play this the other day. Youtube: secret music teacher!

Heh. Too true. Watching Clash concert footage on youtube right now. Joe Strummer was a great rhythm guitarist and played the heck out of his Telecaster.

219 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 6:22:42pm

re: #214 Rightwingconspirator

Uh, I see you’ve already tried that. Not sure what could be the problem - I haven’t been messing with this code.

220 b_sharp  Feb 1, 2015 6:24:22pm

re: #216 prairiefire

How’s she feeling?

Not too bad physically, although the one incision started bleeding today. She much have stretched too far.

She woke me up this morning with cackling laughter. It’s the first time she’s laughed freely for a month and a half.

Things are looking much better.

221 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 6:25:34pm
222 prairiefire  Feb 1, 2015 6:25:38pm

re: #191 OhNoZombies!

Anything ever done by Peter Gabriel
The Police
Crowded House
Tears for Fears
Hmmm, I must be an 80’s child…

My girl loves Aha “take on me”. I said you must be joking. She thinks the 80’s were high glamour, heh

223 Timothy Watson  Feb 1, 2015 6:26:01pm

re: #212 Charles Johnson

I kinda wish Oliver Willis didn’t hate my guts, because I think we’d agree on an awful lot of things. C’est la vie.

Why does Oliver Willis hate you guts?

224 bratwurst  Feb 1, 2015 6:26:04pm

24 hours into the blizzard here and I guesstimate we have about 13 inches in my neighborhood. I do not think we are destined to challenge the 21 inches we got in about 36 hours around Groundhogs Day 2011 in Chicagoland, but this is certainly going to go down as the biggest “snow event” since then.

225 prairiefire  Feb 1, 2015 6:26:14pm

re: #220 b_sharp

So very glad!

226 bratwurst  Feb 1, 2015 6:26:46pm
227 b.d.  Feb 1, 2015 6:27:32pm

re: #221 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

I can envision a Chris Matthews HA! coming from that helmet on every good play.

228 ipsos  Feb 1, 2015 6:28:45pm

MSNBC Matthews is going to be insufferable tomorrow.

Of course, he was going to be insufferable tomorrow anyway.

229 OhNoZombies!  Feb 1, 2015 6:28:54pm

re: #222 prairiefire

My girl loves Aha “take on me”. I said you must be joking. She thinks the 80’s were high glamour, heh

Looking back, I realize how ugly fashion was in the 80s.
I was so proud of the heights my bangs reached.

230 lawhawk  Feb 1, 2015 6:31:53pm

Weather forecasts for NYC metro are a mess. 4-9 inches, but with up to a half inch of ice. Before switching back to snow. That’ll suck something fierce.

231 prairiefire  Feb 1, 2015 6:32:21pm

re: #229 OhNoZombies!

my last perm, 1986.

232 BongCrodny  Feb 1, 2015 6:32:29pm

Watching the Superb Owls, but doing so with the volume down.

After all, this is also on:

Dave and Phil Alvin Live

233 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 6:32:44pm

re: #223 Timothy Watson

He says he thinks I’m faking parting ways with the right, but I think he’s really just carrying a grudge. Which is ironic, since he works for someone who was far more influential on the right wing than I ever was before he woke up. (David Brock.)

234 BigPapa  Feb 1, 2015 6:32:50pm

I actually liked the Missy Elliot halftime show even though it was sandwiched between some cheesy pop gluttony.

235 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 6:33:53pm

re: #234 BigPapa

I actually liked the Missy Elliot halftime show even though it was sandwiched between some cheesy pop gluttony.

Missy was a small dose of reality in that over-produced nonsense.

236 prairiefire  Feb 1, 2015 6:34:15pm

re: #234 BigPapa

Missy looked good!

237 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 1, 2015 6:35:46pm

re: #199 b_sharp

Now V wants to take a train from SK to NO.

Boring.

Fly. Then you will have more time to do fun stuff.

238 nearly-headless smith25  Feb 1, 2015 6:37:07pm

There will be a day (not today, I’m drunk) that I want to have an incredible discussion about the sports game and ethics of football with willing lizards.

239 OhNoZombies!  Feb 1, 2015 6:37:21pm

re: #231 prairiefire

my last perm, 1986.

I have curly, thick hair, so I never had to get a perm.
However, I think I may have contributed to the hole in the ozone layer with all of the hairspray I blasted everywhere.

240 Mattand  Feb 1, 2015 6:39:18pm

re: #238 nearly-headless smith25

There will be a day (not today, I’m drunk) that I want to have an incredible discussion about the sports game and ethics of football with willing lizards.

Here’s topic #1: how the eff does the NFL get away with being a non-profit????

That’s some RICO-level bullshit there IMO.

241 Lidane  Feb 1, 2015 6:39:23pm

re: #234 BigPapa

I actually liked the Missy Elliot halftime show even though it was sandwiched between some cheesy pop gluttony.

I would have loved a Lenny Kravitz/Missy Elliot halftime show. That would have been awesome.

242 BigPapa  Feb 1, 2015 6:42:57pm

I would totally love a Tool-Massive Attack-Radiohead halftime show.

243 Romantic Heretic  Feb 1, 2015 6:43:49pm

re: #36 The Vicious Babushka

OK going to eat this now:

[Embedded content]

You’re having Brain-In-A-Jar for the Super Bowl?

EWWWWWW!

244 Belafon  Feb 1, 2015 6:44:27pm

re: #240 Mattand

Here’s topic #1: how the eff does the NFL get away with being a non-profit????

That’s some RICO-level bullshit there IMO.

Because, only the front office is a non-profit. The rest of the NFL, the teams, are for profit enterprises.

245 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 6:44:47pm

re: #242 BigPapa

I would totally love a Tool-Massive Attack-Radiohead halftime show.

If we could get a Gwar halftme show, I might actually watch

246 Jenner7  Feb 1, 2015 6:44:55pm

re: #242 BigPapa

YEEAAASSS…..

247 Belafon  Feb 1, 2015 6:45:19pm

re: #235 Charles Johnson

Missy was a small dose of reality in that over-produced nonsense.

Wasn’t the Bruno Mars show last year what you wanted in a Super Bowl half time?

248 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 6:45:56pm
249 Mattand  Feb 1, 2015 6:45:56pm

re: #244 Belafon

Because, only the front office is a non-profit. The rest of the NFL, the teams, are for profit enterprises.

Still seems a little off, given the kajillions of bucks they’re making. Do the other pro leagues run that way?

250 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 1, 2015 6:46:19pm

re: #237 The Vicious Babushka

Fly. Then you will have more time to do fun stuff.

Taking the train _is_ some of the fun stuff. I’d only use the train if we had real train service like Europe.

251 BigPapa  Feb 1, 2015 6:47:16pm

Bruno Mars killed it last year, but it was bittersweet to see the Chili Peppers totally off mic.

252 nearly-headless smith25  Feb 1, 2015 6:49:31pm

re: #245 Kragar

If we could get a Gwar halftme show, I might actually watch

Only if Beavis and Butthead are there to give commentary.

253 BigPapa  Feb 1, 2015 6:49:44pm

re: #248 Charles Johnson

I’ve noticed a correlation between professions of Christianhood and dickishness: moar ‘Christian I am!’ = moar dickishness.

254 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 6:52:10pm

re: #253 BigPapa

I’ve noticed a correlation between professions of Christianhood and dickishness: moar ‘Christian I am!’ = moar dickishness.

As the saying goes;

“Jesus is pretty cool, but his fan club is full of dicks.”

255 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 1, 2015 6:53:25pm

This is turning into a superb owl.

RBS

256 electrotek  Feb 1, 2015 6:54:11pm

re: #242 BigPapa

I would totally love a Tool-Massive Attack-Radiohead halftime show.

Given the political leanings of Massive Attack, can you imagine a widespread wingnut freakout if they were to perform? lol

257 nearly-headless smith25  Feb 1, 2015 6:55:27pm

As a defensive guy, I want to see a fourth down stop; wherever it might be.

258 lawhawk  Feb 1, 2015 6:58:11pm

Okay. That was an insane catch. Unbelievable.

259 Lidane  Feb 1, 2015 6:58:36pm

LOL. WTF was that play?

I’m rooting for Seattle because screw the AFC, but that was crazy.

260 blueraven  Feb 1, 2015 6:58:39pm

crazy catch

261 blueraven  Feb 1, 2015 6:59:58pm

No fucking way

262 nearly-headless smith25  Feb 1, 2015 7:00:05pm

game over

263 lawhawk  Feb 1, 2015 7:00:14pm

And like that, game over. Interception in the end zone.

264 Lidane  Feb 1, 2015 7:00:33pm

WOW. That is a freaky ending.

265 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 1, 2015 7:00:36pm

:(

Seattle gets that TD and wins 31-28 would have won me $400.

Oh well.

266 blueraven  Feb 1, 2015 7:01:25pm

dumb, dumb, dumb

267 lawhawk  Feb 1, 2015 7:02:25pm
268 Jenner7  Feb 1, 2015 7:04:20pm

FIGHT!!!

269 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 1, 2015 7:04:29pm

A hockey game just broke out.
/

270 lawhawk  Feb 1, 2015 7:04:30pm
271 Lidane  Feb 1, 2015 7:04:31pm

Holy shit. Open brawl in the end zone.

272 bratwurst  Feb 1, 2015 7:04:56pm

Way to leave the stage with a mass act of poor sportsmanship.

273 Kafitrar  Feb 1, 2015 7:06:45pm

re: #265 Feline Fearless Leader

:(

Seattle gets that TD and wins 31-28 would have won me $400.

Oh well.

I was hoping for a Seattle TD and a missed extra point.

274 Mattand  Feb 1, 2015 7:06:55pm

re: #270 lawhawk

Well, if the NFL is good at anything, it’s ignoring their players beating up people on video.

275 bratwurst  Feb 1, 2015 7:08:01pm

re: #274 Mattand

Well, if the NFL is good at anything, it’s ignoring their players beating up people on video.

276 austin_blue  Feb 1, 2015 7:08:04pm

re: #263 lawhawk

And like that, game over. Interception in the end zone.

Who called that play for Seattle? Shoot him.

277 lawhawk  Feb 1, 2015 7:08:04pm

re: #274 Mattand

278 Jenner7  Feb 1, 2015 7:08:42pm

So much for “cheaters never win”…

279 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 7:09:43pm
280 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 1, 2015 7:11:42pm

re: #277 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

So the cheaters win again. Shrug. This is yet another reason why I did not watch a single NFL game this season and really did not miss it.

Meanwhile the Gunners downed Aston Villa 5 - 0. I care far more about that.

281 Single-handed sailor  Feb 1, 2015 7:12:16pm
282 De Kolta Chair  Feb 1, 2015 7:12:28pm

Feel I’m goin’ back to Massachusetts,
Something’s telling me I must go home.
And the lights all went out in Massachusetts
The day I left her standing on her own.

283 The Ghost of Tonalite Gneiss  Feb 1, 2015 7:13:27pm

I was caught up watching Henry VIII vs the Catholic Church.

(Wolf Hall is freaking amazing)

284 austin_blue  Feb 1, 2015 7:14:20pm

re: #280 William Barnett-Lewis

So the cheaters win again. Shrug. This is yet another reason why I did not watch a single NFL game this season and really did not miss it.

Meanwhile the Gunners downed Aston Villa 5 - 0. I care far more about that.

Poor Villa. They are in desperate danger of being relegated in ‘15.

285 Single-handed sailor  Feb 1, 2015 7:14:52pm
286 b.d.  Feb 1, 2015 7:15:22pm

So, who will be the new offensive coordinator for the Seahawks next year?

287 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Feb 1, 2015 7:17:19pm

That was actually pretty cool for a Superb Owl.

288 Viscous Obama  Feb 1, 2015 7:18:07pm

The Seahawks got lucky throwing the ball down the field like a varsity squad and, uh, were they trying to lose that game? It worked.

289 nearly-headless smith25  Feb 1, 2015 7:19:12pm

I will say this…

As a football coach, anybody who thinks the Patriots are cheaters is just describing the rest of the NFL, almost every college team, and the top half of Nationally ranked HS teams.

290 danarchy  Feb 1, 2015 7:19:24pm

re: #287 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

That was actually pretty cool for a Superb Owl.

As a Patriots fan I couldn’t agree more :)

Although someone in the neighborhood is setting off celebratory fireworks and scaring the crap out of my dog…

291 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 1, 2015 7:19:34pm

re: #284 austin_blue

Poor Villa. They are in desperate danger of being relegated in ‘15.

Well, they are doing better than Leicester City or QPR but that’s not saying much, so yeah that is a threat.

292 lawhawk  Feb 1, 2015 7:19:55pm
293 De Kolta Chair  Feb 1, 2015 7:20:44pm

re: #279 Charles Johnson

Charles, are you implying that the fix was in (concerning entertainment values, not meaning a rigged match) or stating it outright?

294 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Feb 1, 2015 7:20:55pm

re: #290 danarchy

As a Patriots fan I couldn’t agree more :)

Although someone in the neighborhood is setting off celebratory fireworks and scaring the crap out of my dog…

Have to admit, I didn’t have a rooting interest in this one, but that 4th quarter was WOW /Christopher Walken

Edit: Sorry for your doggy. :)

295 nines09  Feb 1, 2015 7:23:15pm

re: #289 nearly-headless smith25

I will say this…

As a football coach, anybody who thinks the Patriots are cheaters is just describing the rest of the NFL, almost every college team, and the top half of Nationally ranked HS teams.

It’s only cheating if you’re caught. “But everybody (fill in blank.)”

296 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 7:23:17pm

re: #293 De Kolta Chair

Charles, are you implying that the fix was in or stating it outright?

Nope. Not a fix. Just a general understanding.

297 Great White Snark  Feb 1, 2015 7:23:23pm

The NFL is good for the game like the NRA is good for sporting gun owners. Remove either and the game gets better.

298 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 7:23:35pm
299 nearly-headless smith25  Feb 1, 2015 7:25:22pm

re: #295 nines09

It’s only cheating if you’re caught. “But everybody (fill in blank.)”

The rules are what they allow you to do.

300 BongCrodny  Feb 1, 2015 7:25:46pm

re: #289 nearly-headless smith25

I will say this…

As a football coach, anybody who thinks the Patriots are cheaters is just describing the rest of the NFL, almost every college team, and the top half of Nationally ranked HS teams.

As scandals go, deflated balls pales somewhat by comparison to, say, the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal or Aaron Hernandez or Michael Vick or Ben Roethlisberger or [ad infinitum]…

301 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 1, 2015 7:28:07pm
302 nearly-headless smith25  Feb 1, 2015 7:28:09pm

re: #300 BongCrodny

As scandals go, deflated balls pales somewhat by comparison to, say, the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal or Aaron Hernandez or Michael Vick or Ben Roethlisberger or [ad infinitum]…

I’m the Defensive coordinator at my High School, and I want the opposition to deflate the balls- the quarterback may have a better grip, but the ball doesn’t go as fast through the air. Gives my team an advantage as a defense.

303 De Kolta Chair  Feb 1, 2015 7:29:22pm

re: #296 Charles Johnson

Nope. Not a fix. Just a general understanding.

I rewrote my question because I figured that’s what you meant. It”s possible, but I think it was more a case of Seattle players losing their heads after being this close to winning the title.

In other news, my wife, a Ravens fan who like much of the nation despises the Patriots, was not amused by her Massachusetts-born and raised hubby’s celebratory whooping and hollering. No biggie, we’ve been through this many times before.

304 Great White Snark  Feb 1, 2015 7:32:04pm

re: #301 The Vicious Babushka

The NFL shows Los Angeles less respect than it does quarterbacks wives.

305 jaunte  Feb 1, 2015 7:32:06pm

Get your official NFL “Never Throw From The Five” jerseys, just $129.99.

306 nearly-headless smith25  Feb 1, 2015 7:32:07pm

re: #301 The Vicious Babushka

Just one of the reasons why I hate the game that I love.

307 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 7:33:00pm

re: #303 De Kolta Chair

Yes, they lost their heads. Because that’s what was expected of them, and a gigantic amount of money was at stake.

308 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 1, 2015 7:33:02pm

So, we got 14” and still coming down. Meanwhile some guy who went to a Super Bowl party next door is stuck in front of my house.

I am so working from home tomorrow.

309 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 7:36:11pm

I realize it’s an unpopular opinion to diss the Super Bowl. But I see this as the modern day equivalent of the Colosseum.

310 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 1, 2015 7:37:05pm

re: #309 Charles Johnson

I realize it’s an unpopular opinion to diss the Super Bowl. But I see this as the modern day equivalent of the Colosseum.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

311 Great White Snark  Feb 1, 2015 7:38:19pm

a*nach*ro*nism
əˈnakrəˌnizəm/Submit
noun
a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, especially a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned.
“everything was as it would have appeared in centuries past apart from one anachronism, a bright yellow construction crane”
an act of attributing a custom, event, or object to a period to which it does not belong.

AKA Professional Football

312 nearly-headless smith25  Feb 1, 2015 7:38:27pm

re: #309 Charles Johnson

I realize it’s an unpopular opinion to diss the Super Bowl. But I see this as the modern day equivalent of the Colosseum.

The truth is, you will get more agreement from the gladiators (players and former players) on that point than you will from the spectators.

313 b.d.  Feb 1, 2015 7:38:42pm

re: #309 Charles Johnson

I realize it’s an unpopular opinion to diss the Super Bowl. But I see this as the modern day equivalent of the Colosseum.

THE COLOSSEUM DIDN’T HAVE DANCING LAND SHARKS!

314 De Kolta Chair  Feb 1, 2015 7:39:20pm

re: #301 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

I was talking about that over the phone today with my best friend who’s an elected official in Tucson. His opinion is that this isn’t surprising, given that the fanciest joint in Glendale is Dunkin Donuts. To paraphrase Gertrude Stein, there’s no there there, and the city fathers’ have no interest in shaking up their cosy little status quo.

315 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 7:39:23pm

re: #309 Charles Johnson

I realize it’s an unpopular opinion to diss the Super Bowl. But I see this as the modern day equivalent of the Colosseum.

Some people like to claim professional sports should be lauded as a way for some people to lift themselves out of poverty.

Frankly, I think its a way to exploit people who don’t have other options.

316 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 1, 2015 7:39:28pm

Well, they got the 48 points I needed, so I’m happy there. I’d have liked to seen Seattle win, I spent 6 years in Tacoma / Olympia area back when both the Mariners and Seahawks were the jokes of the league.

All in all, a good, if occasionally bizarre game. “Don’t Throw From The Five” might be the new “Don’t Get Off The Boat”.

Well, longish day today, going to clean up the kitchen a bit and then retire to my bedchamber and read for a while. Wx report suggest that I may have up to a whole inch of snow tomorrow AM. Oh noes!!!! I’m Doomed. (just kidding about the doomed part)

RBS

317 BongCrodny  Feb 1, 2015 7:40:02pm

re: #305 jaunte

Get your official NFL “Never Throw From The Five” jerseys, just $129.99.

I hear that Brett Favre owns one of those.

318 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 7:40:07pm

re: #313 b.d.

THE COLOSSEUM DIDN’T HAVE DANCING LAND SHARKS!

Actually, knowing the Romans, they probably did at least a couple of times.

319 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 7:40:08pm
320 nearly-headless smith25  Feb 1, 2015 7:40:23pm

re: #315 Kragar

Some people like to claim professional sports should be lauded as a way for some people to lift themselves out of poverty.

Frankly, I think its a way to exploit people who don’t have other options.

From where I see it.

Yes

and

Yes

321 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 7:40:37pm

Unpopular opinions are unpopular.

322 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 7:42:01pm
323 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 7:44:05pm
324 jaunte  Feb 1, 2015 7:44:45pm

“You communists can’t compare my popular sporting event in a huge stadium with millions of dollars on the line to another similar event in the past, ‘cos they were betting sesterces!!!”

325 BigPapa  Feb 1, 2015 7:45:48pm

re: #309 Charles Johnson

I realize it’s an unpopular opinion to diss the Super Bowl. But I see this as the modern day equivalent of the Colosseum.

Word.

326 BigPapa  Feb 1, 2015 7:46:28pm

re: #313 b.d.

THE COLOSSEUM DIDN’T HAVE DANCING LAND SHARKS!

How do you know? Were you there?

327 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 7:46:51pm

re: #323 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

The pony tail gave it away, didn’t it?
///

328 De Kolta Chair  Feb 1, 2015 7:47:04pm

re: #307 Charles Johnson

Yes, they lost their heads. Because that’s what was expected of them, and a gigantic amount of money was at stake.

The most important thing is that two major media markets brought in beaucoup tv bucks. Isn’t that sweet? Combine that with the record-setting amounts spent on political ads last year and voila! it’s a great time to be a media conglomerate.

329 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 1, 2015 7:49:01pm

re: #309 Charles Johnson

I realize it’s an unpopular opinion to diss the Super Bowl. But I see this as the modern day equivalent of the Colosseum.

Nah, the Colosseum games were more honorable.

330 Belafon  Feb 1, 2015 7:49:19pm

re: #319 Charles Johnson

I grew up watching football, and stopping everything, even church, to watch the Cowboys play. But even as a childhood fan I recognized that it’s exactly like the old coliseum, entertainment to distract the masses.

331 TedStriker  Feb 1, 2015 7:53:28pm

re: #309 Charles Johnson

I realize it’s an unpopular opinion to diss the Super Bowl. But I see this as the modern day equivalent of the Colosseum.

Bread and circuses, nothing more.

332 BillinGlendaleCA  Feb 1, 2015 7:54:22pm

re: #309 Charles Johnson

Well, the first one was played in the Coliseum(LA Memorial Coliseum).

333 bratwurst  Feb 1, 2015 7:55:59pm

re: #311 Rightwingconspirator

a*nach*ro*nism
əˈnakrəˌnizəm/Submit
noun
a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, especially a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned.
“everything was as it would have appeared in centuries past apart from one anachronism, a bright yellow construction crane”
an act of attributing a custom, event, or object to a period to which it does not belong.

AKA Professional Football

If it weren’t more popular now than it has ever been before, you would have a point.

Not that I am about defending the league. I watched less this year than I ever have while living in the US for a variety of reasons.

You are entitled to be sore about LA going 20+ years without a team…but I know you are a smart guy and understand business enough to realize that the reason has nothing to do with “lack of respect” for the people of LA.

334 jaunte  Feb 1, 2015 7:56:15pm
335 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 7:56:45pm
336 jaunte  Feb 1, 2015 7:58:47pm

re: #335 Charles Johnson

After these important messages.

337 BigPapa  Feb 1, 2015 7:58:55pm

Think of all the money at stake. Then think about the potential cases of CTE these kids will be dealing with in maybe a decade, if not sooner.

But hey, Brady’s wife is hot.

338 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 8:00:46pm

re: #336 jaunte

I spent my day working on a squad of Astartes and watching documentaries about nazi hunters, making me the real winner.

339 Ace-o-aces  Feb 1, 2015 8:03:34pm

Am I a bad person for finding this funny?

340 bratwurst  Feb 1, 2015 8:04:38pm

re: #339 Ace-o-aces

Embedded Image

Am I a bad person for finding this funny?

341 BigPapa  Feb 1, 2015 8:05:50pm

re: #339 Ace-o-aces

Embedded Image

Am I a bad person for finding this funny?

You’re a horrible person. That’s why I gave you an upding.

342 jaunte  Feb 1, 2015 8:06:35pm
343 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 1, 2015 8:08:34pm

re: #199 b_sharp

Now V wants to take a train from SK to NO.

Boring.

I would strongly recommend against that for several reasons, principal among them train service here in the U.S. SUCKS. I used to enjoy riding VIA rail in Canada between Ottawa and Toronto (and occasionally Montreal) but a trip as far as New Orleans would be tricky.

Also, I’ve done some research and it seems that neither Amtrak or VIA offer many cross border destinations outside of Ontario and BC. So you’d have to drive into the U.S. and pick up an Amtrak train from somewhere to get to NO.

The closest Midwest-ish city to where you’re at that I could even find service to New Orleans from was Fargo, ND and for that you’d be looking at at a total travel time of close to 36 hours at a minimum cost of $500/person.

344 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 1, 2015 8:11:11pm

This made me laugh. I work in telecommunications and occasionally handle customer complaints.

The other day I was reading a complaint letter from a very angry guy who said if we didn’t give him free service for the next two years he was going to report us to the Attorney General, the FTC and the BBC.

345 Pip's Squeak  Feb 1, 2015 8:11:21pm

Just got up, it being early in the morning here. Fortunately missed all the football. It may seem overdone, but being able to avoid having to take notice of sports is one of the great benefits of not living in the US.

346 Jenner7  Feb 1, 2015 8:11:56pm

No. Just no. I hate you now. //

347 De Kolta Chair  Feb 1, 2015 8:13:11pm

Here’s something for British mystery fan lizards — The other day I borrowed from the library an unknown to me 2013 BBC cop show set in the fifties called WPC 56, that is chockful of one dimensional characters, hoary old romantic cliches, and all-too-convenient plot contrivances. Funny thing is there isn’t a boring moment during its six 45 minute episodes and we enjoyed it immensely. Expect this to be a big hit when it eventually airs on PBS.

348 nearly-headless smith25  Feb 1, 2015 8:14:01pm

re: #346 Jenner7

I see Katy Perry on my left brain and Beyonce on my right.

349 BigPapa  Feb 1, 2015 8:14:35pm

re: #346 Jenner7

What a horrible person. The impending Twitter unFollow will hurt me more than it hurts him.

350 bratwurst  Feb 1, 2015 8:14:40pm

I am a big fan of the @YesYoureRacist Twitter feed…but Super Sunday is just too much low hanging fruit!

351 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 8:15:16pm

re: #346 Jenner7

352 Higgs Boson's Mate  Feb 1, 2015 8:15:53pm

re: #347 De Kolta Chair

Thank you! Love Brit police procedurals.

353 goddamnedfrank  Feb 1, 2015 8:20:33pm
354 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 8:21:13pm

So first, we have the freshly opened and untouched model sprues:

After that, I hit them with the primer coat. In this case, I have a paint which matches my color scheme, witch is a dark hunter green. Depending on the effect you’re going for, you might choose to go with either a dark or light base coat.

From there, I begin to start putting in the trim and accessories coats.

From here, I can start assembly and begin touching up the details

355 retired cynic  Feb 1, 2015 8:23:09pm

Did I miss Klys getting hubby back home safely?

356 De Kolta Chair  Feb 1, 2015 8:23:10pm

re: #352 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Thank you! Love Brit police procedurals.

You’re welcome. I highly recommend it. See if your library has it, or Netflix if you do Netflix. After finding that the NY Public Library doesn’t have the second season, did I torrent it? That will remain a mystery. ;-)

357 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 1, 2015 8:23:35pm

Snowing now in Philly. Still above freezing and no accumulation yet.

Depending on temp changes and rate of snow fall I expect tomorrow morning to be simply wet pavement in Center City - or ice with snow on top and a nasty commute. (And even if Center City is just wet pavement the outlying areas might be icier and have greater snow accumulation.)

358 Single-handed sailor  Feb 1, 2015 8:24:08pm

re: #343 Eclectic Cyborg

I would strongly recommend against that for several reasons, principal among them train service here in the U.S. SUCKS. I used to enjoy riding VIA rail in Canada between Ottawa and Toronto (and occasionally Montreal) but a trip as far as New Orleans would be tricky.

Also, I’ve done some research and it seems that neither Amtrak or VIA offer many cross border destinations outside of Ontario and BC. So you’d have to drive into the U.S. and pick up an Amtrak train from somewhere to get to NO.

The closest Midwest-ish city to where you’re at that I could even find service to New Orleans from was Fargo, ND and for that you’d be looking at at a total travel time of close to 36 hours at a minimum cost of $500/person.

359 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 1, 2015 8:24:16pm

re: #355 retired cynic

Did I miss Klys getting hubby back home safely?

Updates roughly until she left for the airport I think. Probably too busy to be posting comments here since then.

360 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Feb 1, 2015 8:25:02pm

re: #357 Feline Fearless Leader

I was really counting on that snow. Maybe next week.

361 retired cynic  Feb 1, 2015 8:25:30pm

re: #359 Feline Fearless Leader

Thanks; that’s the last I saw, too.

362 Romantic Heretic  Feb 1, 2015 8:28:14pm

re: #313 b.d.

THE COLOSSEUM DIDN’T HAVE DANCING LAND SHARKS!

That we know about.

It’s not the sort of thing a culture would like to leave records of.

363 jaunte  Feb 1, 2015 8:30:54pm
History of Water Battles (naumachiae) - Julius Caesar and the Emperor Claudius
Julius Caesar originated these spectacular displays when in 46 AD he had a permanent lake built specifically for Naumachiae, or water battles on the far side of the River Tiber. This lake measured 1800ft long and 1200ft wide and was surrounded by marble seating for the wealthy spectators. Up to 3000 men and possibly 1200 sharks, some with tridents attached to their heads, were engaged in the fighting and the sea battle featured 12 Roman galleys. The Emperor Claudius was also fond of these water battles and used the Fucine Lake for this purpose. The number of galleys involved in the water battles increased and became more elaborate and spectacular.
tribunesandtriumphs.org
364 Great White Snark  Feb 1, 2015 8:31:31pm

re: #333 bratwurst

Good point.
Biz wise? yeah. Used as a pawn is the thing.

365 Decatur Deb  Feb 1, 2015 8:31:33pm

re: #362 Romantic Heretic

That we know about.

It’s not the sort of thing a culture would like to leave records of.

Colosseum had real sharks:

Another exciting battle that was held in the great Colosseum were sea battles. Even before the Colosseum was built, “Julius Caesar presented the first recorded naumachia (sea fight) on a specially excavated lake in 46 B.C.” (Watkins 45). When the Colosseum was finally finished, it was a perfect place for tens of thousands of Romans to come and witness these great battles. Fought by gladiators, the arena was flooded with water, releasing sharks and other dangerous sea creatures into the water that would help to make these battles more realistic and exciting. But these battles took much preparation and training before they could be held for public entertainment; ships had to be built, gladiators and oarsmen trained and the arena filled with water. Only a few emperors went through the trouble of providing these sea battles for their people’s enjoyment. So for a Roman citizen, it was seen as a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be able to witness this event.


academic.mu.edu

366 jaunte  Feb 1, 2015 8:31:36pm

This entry may have been edited.

367 De Kolta Chair  Feb 1, 2015 8:33:00pm

This Louise Brooks fan was delighted to see the photo accompanying the article. Here’s another for your ocular delectation:

368 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 1, 2015 8:33:00pm

re: #365 Decatur Deb

The original Hunger Games.

369 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 8:37:15pm

re: #363 jaunte

All I want is sharks with tridents attached to their heads!

370 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Feb 1, 2015 8:38:15pm

re: #369 Kragar

All I want is sharks with tridents attached to their heads!

I want sharks with frickin laser beams attached to their heads.

371 Decatur Deb  Feb 1, 2015 8:38:23pm

re: #369 Kragar

All I want is sharks with tridents attached to their heads!

“You’re gonna need a bigger trireme.”

372 HappyWarrior  Feb 1, 2015 8:39:01pm

re: #370 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

I want sharks with frickin laser beams attached to their heads.

I do like how in the third movie that Scott finally got them for him.

373 A Cranky One  Feb 1, 2015 8:40:01pm

re: #363 jaunte

…and possibly 1200 sharks, some with tridents attached to their heads,

“You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin’ laser beams tridents attached to their heads! Now evidently my cycloptic colleague informs me that that cannot be done. Ah, would you remind me what I pay you people for, honestly? Throw me a bone here! What do we have? “

374 BeenHereAwhile  Feb 1, 2015 8:42:02pm

re: #358 Single-handed sailor

[Embedded content]

My favorite lines from “City Of New Orleans”:

“…And the sons of Pullman Porters, and the sons of Engineers,
Ride their father’s magic carpets made of steel.
And, mothers with their babes asleep rocking to the gentle beat,
And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel.”

375 Ace-o-aces  Feb 1, 2015 8:43:09pm
376 The Ghost of Tonalite Gneiss  Feb 1, 2015 8:43:11pm

re: #371 Decatur Deb

“You’re gonna need a bigger trireme.”

Yo dawg, I heard you like triremes, so I put a trireme in your trireme (and build a hexareme).

Now you’re rollin’ like a Ptolemy.

377 De Kolta Chair  Feb 1, 2015 8:44:25pm

re: #371 Decatur Deb

“You’re gonna need a bigger trireme.”

Or should that be hands plural?

378 Kragar  Feb 1, 2015 8:47:16pm

re: #377 De Kolta Chair

[Embedded content]

Or should that be hands plural?

379 Decatur Deb  Feb 1, 2015 8:47:27pm

re: #376 The Ghost of the Vanishing Commissar

Yo dawg, I heard you like triremes, so I put a trireme in your trireme (and build a hexareme).

Now you’re rollin’ like a Ptolemy.

Image: Awhites16.jpg

What a beautiful ship! I wonder what makes it go?

380 Gus  Feb 1, 2015 8:48:03pm
381 De Kolta Chair  Feb 1, 2015 8:48:23pm

re: #378 Kragar

The screenwriter, Gore Vidal, didn’t think any of it made any sense either.

Where’s that clip from? I wanna see that now!!!

382 HappyWarrior  Feb 1, 2015 8:50:21pm

re: #380 Gus

Fuck this shit.

Yep. Hell if anything Obama’s been very congenial with Bibi given how Bibi never misses an opportunity to screw Obama over to kiss his American right wing friends’ asses.

383 Gus  Feb 1, 2015 8:53:27pm

re: #382 HappyWarrior

Yep. Hell if anything Obama’s been very congenial with Bibi given how Bibi never misses an opportunity to screw Obama over to kiss his American right wing friends’ asses.

Treason.

384 jaunte  Feb 1, 2015 8:54:02pm

I’m sorry that anyone can watch or listen to Ted Cruz and not be repelled by his obvious bad faith.

385 Decatur Deb  Feb 1, 2015 8:55:05pm

“Nite, all.

386 Charles Johnson  Feb 1, 2015 8:55:20pm
387 Gus  Feb 1, 2015 8:58:01pm
388 #FergusonFireside  Feb 1, 2015 9:01:48pm
389 De Kolta Chair  Feb 1, 2015 9:02:08pm
The only White Citizens Council that ever did any good, excepting that squirrelly guy on the right of course.
390 jaunte  Feb 1, 2015 9:03:09pm

re: #388 #FergusonFireside

I thought the Boehner family had those pictures suppressed.

391 BeachDem  Feb 1, 2015 9:03:29pm

So, as a Patriots fan, I could hear the collective screams of Pats haters all across the country. (Felt almost like the sweet taste of wingnut tears.)

I was glad they won—wouldn’t have been all that upset either way. That catch, followed closely by that idiotic pass. What can I say. Well, there’s a lot of Pete Carroll haters out there, so they’ll have something to whine about too.

My party was a success. Food was a hit and had a group ranging in age from 4 to 72, and all got along! All cleaned up, tired as hell, and, ironically, need to work tomorrow on a bid for a project in Seattle.

392 teleskiguy  Feb 1, 2015 9:05:45pm

So, the sports team from Boston did more sports and sportsing than the team from Seattle. Great!

Speaking of sports, I went skiing today and saw the new women’s downhill course in Beaver Creek for the World Alpine Ski Championships. Ferocious is too light a word to describe it. This picture is of a nasty right turn that the ladies will have to negotiate at 60-70+ m.p.h.

393 #FergusonFireside  Feb 1, 2015 9:05:58pm

re: #391 BeachDem

So, as a Patriots fan, I could hear the collective screams of Pats haters all across the country. (Felt almost like the sweet taste of wingnut tears.)

I was glad they won—wouldn’t have been all that upset either way. That catch, followed closely by that idiotic pass. What can I say. Well, there’s a lot of Pete Carroll haters out there, so they’ll have something to whine about too.

My party was a success. Food was a hit and had a group ranging in age from 4 to 72, and all got along! All cleaned up, tired as hell, and, ironically, need to work tomorrow on a bid for a project in Seattle.

Congrats Masshole. (stolen from you, don’t forget)

394 HappyWarrior  Feb 1, 2015 9:08:47pm

Oh? Don’t get me started on that team from NE. Okay I hate the Pats I admit it freely and loudly but there’s more important things at play and baseball season just round the corner.

395 teleskiguy  Feb 1, 2015 9:13:27pm

re: #392 teleskiguy

This Instagram post is a nice picture of the men’s ski race courses (right) and the ladies (left).

396 Emoprog Refugee  Feb 1, 2015 9:15:04pm

I keep checking to make sure this isn’t The Onion, or Raw Story getting duped by The Onion:
rawstory.com 9 year old kid gets suspended from a school in Kermit, TX for “terroristic threats” involving a magic ring. He seems to have threatened to disappear a classmate using his magic ring forged in Mt Doom. For this, he was suspended.
I love this quote from the kid’s father:

“I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend’s existence,” he added. “If he did, I’m sure he’d bring him right back.”

How can it be, in the US in 2015, that a father finds himself having to make this argument in defense of his son? Is Gohmert’s home town Kermit, TX, by any chance?

Anyway, thanks so much for this thread. You lizards have made my evening — much better to watch the Superbowl through your eyes than on the teevee machine.

397 HappyWarrior  Feb 1, 2015 9:17:27pm

re: #396 Emoprog Refugee

I keep checking to make sure this isn’t The Onion, or Raw Story getting duped by The Onion:
rawstory.com 9 year old kid gets suspended from a school in Kermit, TX for “terroristic threats” involving a magic ring. He seems to have threatened to disappear a classmate using his magic ring forged in Mt Doom. For this, he was suspended.
I love this quote from the kid’s father:

How can it be, in the US in 2015, that a father finds himself having to make this argument in defense of his son? Is Gohmert’s home town Kermit, TX, by any chance?

Anyway, thanks so much for this thread. You lizards have made my evening — much better to watch the Superbowl through your eyes than on the teevee machine.

This is really why we need to get rid of the zero tolerance stuff and look at context. Was it wrong of this boy to threaten his classmate? Sure but terroristic threats. Are you shitting me?

398 BeachDem  Feb 1, 2015 9:20:18pm

re: #393 #FergusonFireside

Congrats Masshole. (stolen from you, don’t forget)

And damn proud of it. I suffered through years of the Patriots and the Red Sox sucking big time. (my parents lived their entire lives without seeing the Sox win a World Series.)

Grew up during the Celtics heydays, Russell, Sanders, the Jones Boys (Sam lived in my hometown and used to give us rides into Boston when we had missed the train) and all the rest. They (and, often the Bruins) were the only bright lights in Boston sports. Well remember going to the Garden to see the Celts (13,909 was the seating capacity then) and lighting up a cigarello (closest I came to a cigar) when Red Auerbach lit up after a win. Ah, sweet memories…

399 #FergusonFireside  Feb 1, 2015 9:20:25pm

Going up.

400 sffilk  Feb 2, 2015 6:38:20am

There was an interesting story on 60 Minutes last night about the Italian city of Cremona, where Stradavari found the wood for his stringed instruments. It made for a good watching.


This article has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
This Is the Kit - Full Performance (Live on KEXP) kexp.org presents This Is The Kit performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded November 28, 2017. Songs:Empty No TeethBullet ProofMoonshine FreezeSolid Grease Host: Troy NelsonAudio Engineer: Kevin SuggsCameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Justin WilmoreEditor: Justin Wilmore kexp.orgthisisthekit.co.uk ...
Thanos
6 hours, 19 minutes ago
Views: 63 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Starry Starry Night -Lianne La Havas Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Starry Starry Night · Lianne La Havas Loving Vincent (Original Soundtrack) ℗ 2017 Un Pundeas De Monetas, Inc. Under exclusive license to Éditions Milan Music Featured Vocals: Lianne La HavasComposer: Don McLean ...
Thanos
6 hours, 27 minutes ago
Views: 70 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
LGF Sunday Morning Wakeup Playlist
Unshaken Defiance
10 hours, 43 minutes ago
Views: 85 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Masterpiece Theater-Little WomenTonight Masterpiece Theater presents Little Women. This latest production promises to be a good one with some well known actors and actresses. The March girls are played by relative unknowns. Please check your local PBS stations for the times in ...
PhillyPretzel
1 week ago
Views: 345 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Ry Cooder - the Prodigal Son (Live in Studio) "The Prodigal Son", Ry' Cooder's first new solo release in six years, is set for release May 11, 2018! Pre-order / stream "The Prodigal Son" here: found.ee Directed by Jeff Coffman Follow Ry:Official Website: rycooder.comFacebook: facebook.comInstagram: instagram.com LYRICSnow, the ...
Thanos
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 448 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Charlie Puth - ‘How Long’ [Official Video] Download and Stream "How Long": atlantic.lnk.to Pre-Order Voicenotes: atlantic.lnk.to Exclusive VoiceNotes Merchandise Bundles Available Here: smarturl.it Follow Charlie:charlieputh.comtwitter.comfacebook.cominstagram.com THE VOICENOTES TOURwith Charlie Puth and Hailee SteinfeldTickets & VIP: charlieputh.com #VoicenotesTour Dates:07/11 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage07/13 – Boston, ...
Thanos
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 192 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Welles - Rock N Roll [Audio Only] PreOrder Welles Album "Red Trees and White Trashes" featuring "Seventeen" and "Rock N Roll"ffm.to Listen to Rock N Roll: ffm.toListen to Seventeen: ffm.to CONNECT: wellesmusic.comfacebook.cominstagram.com@wellesmusic--ROCK N ROLLdoesn't eatdoesn't sleepdoes drugsjus shrugs & says leave me beROCK N ROLLis a ...
Thanos
2 weeks ago
Views: 263 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
WALK the MOON - Kamikaze (Official Video) Get WALK THE MOON's new album 'What If Nothing' featuring "Kamikaze" and "One Foot":iTunes - wtmband.comSpotify - wtmband.comApple Music - wtmband.comAmazon - wtmband.comGoogle Play - wtmband.comMerch Store - wtmband.com Catch WTM On Tour - wtmband.com Follow WALK THE MOON:walkthemoonband.comfacebook.com@WALKTHEMOONbandinstagram.com ...
Thanos
2 weeks ago
Views: 612 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Trump Is Watching You Closer Than You Watch Him, Thanks NSA I would love to see my friends offer a string of sensible suggestions for protecting our meta data, our digital privacy as best we can in the comments. Technology cuts both ways. Corporation and governments have scale, money. We ...
Unshaken Defiance
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Views: 654 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 4
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Jacob Collier - Fields of Gold (BBC Radio Scotland Session)Just Jacob and a piano: first ever recording of a spell-binding cover, live from BBC Scotland's Pacific Quay in Glasgow. For more: bbc.co.uk
Thanos
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Views: 1,153 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0