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Memorial Day Open Thread: May 30, 2016

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Thank you to all who have served. Our freedom stays alive because of you.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! Today is much more than just an extra day of camping. Memorial Day is a day where we remember those who died in military service. Also, those who have fought for our freedom in service of our country. Thank you to all of you who have served.


Kiddo got out on the kayak for the first time on Saturday.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Lenny Wilf to fund a unique veteran event.

3M has been named the Vikings' official science partner. I wonder if the  Vikes will get a discount on sticky notes.

Chris reads into the Vikings' first OTA session.

The Vikings offensive line received praise? It's really laughable, so give it a look. If I ever lose my day job, I should be able to get a job on the NFL Network.

Chris wrote a piece for Memorial Day 2016.

The Vikings won't travel far in 2016.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com, Alex Boone has been a teacher for the Vikings.

Around the NFL:

Trouble in paradise? From Cheesehead TV, some are speculating that it's a make or break year for McCarthy in Green Bay. Thanks to david knigge for sending me this.

Poor A-a-ron, Aaron Rodgers doesn't like that players are mic'd up during games, per NFL.com. No word on whether Rodgers received a wah-burger to go along with his french cries.

Twins update:

The Twins, determined not to win the race to the bottom, won 3 in a row. They beat the Mariners on Friday, again on Saturday, and once more on Sunday. I'm not sure what's going on. Mauer found his power, and many other odd things occurred.

With that, we come to today's media selection. This seems like a good media selection for Memorial Day. Again, thank you to those who have served.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags 
-No pictures that could potentially get someone fired or in serious trouble at their place of employment
-If you can't disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away
-While navigating the open thread, just assume it's sarcasm

With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don't forget to tip your waitress, & try the liver and onions.