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Wednesday Open Thread: June 29, 2016

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Hump Daaaayyyyyy!

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Merry peak-of-the-week to you all. Sorry this is late, work got in the way again.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Ted and Eric updated the top 30 Vikings for 2016 with spots 20-16.

Vikings news from elsewhere:

With no new news, here are some slo-mo off-season highlights from Vikings.com.

Collier County Florida has dedicated a day to Vikings rookie, Mackensie Alexander.

From the Pioneer Press, Cordarrelle Patterson vows to work harder this season.

Ex-Viking Troy Williamson reflected on his time in Minnesota, and says he wanted to fight Brad Childress, per the Strib.

Around the NFL:

Former head coach and former Vikings coach Buddy Ryan passed away at the age of 85, per ESPN.

From NFL.com, Ex-Colts RB Zurlon Tipton died after accidentally shooting himself. Tipton was only 26.

ESPN wonders just how much Carson Palmer has left.

Twins update:

Behind a beautiful outing by Gibson, and the contiinued red-hot bat of Dozier, the Twins blanked the White Sox, 4-0.

With that, we come to today's media selection. Well, it's late and I have nothing, so here's a classic tune that everyone's sure to enjoy.

Okay, I'm having youtube issues again. I'll keep trying & I'll let you know when it's going.

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 blood sausage.