Happy Tuesday, everyone!
In theory, yesterday was the Country’s one paycheck for the entire year. Do you think the White House makes a gigantic WalMart run today? I think most of us had those days in our younger years (or some of you youngens are living those days now) when money is basically non-existent, and the very first thing you did (after buying beer, of course) after you cashed your paycheck (Those of you who are younger won’t know what this is, but we used to receive an actual check........yeah yeah, the paper kind with the long lines covered by scribbling.....and take it to a bank or other sort of financial institution, and give it to them in exchange for money......yeah yeah, the stuff on the greenish paper that has a couple numbers on it and all the illuminati messages and what not) was go straight to Walmart or Kmart and stock up on necessities. Get that all paid for and put away safely at home before venturing to the local watering hole, where that entire paycheck might just get spent that evening.
Ah, the good ol’ days, I...........honestly........don’t miss ‘em. Some great memories (or lack thereof), and I’m glad I have......some of them, but I do not miss the headaches.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Artistformerlyknownasfil put up a fanpost for all of our
Harry Potter Game of Thrones fans out there.
MarkSP18 has his latest mock draft prepped and posted for your viewing pleasure. Make sure you ask Mark where he plans to draft a punter, he forgets to do that sometimes, it’s good to remind him.
Anthony Harris and Rashod Hill will be back with the team in 2019, as they both signed their free agent tenders, per Chris.
Wludford is taking an in-depth look at how the Vikings have built one of the NFL’s best rosters, and here is part one.
Vikings and NFL news from other sources, other sports, and/or oddities in the news:
From SkyNews, an illustration of how useful it can be to have DIY skills. A man in Leeds created, then successfully used, an escape route from his home. He did all of this while the police were knocking on his door.
Wow, and I was happy when I could swim a mile non-stop. Oil rig workers in Thailand rescued a dog that was stranded in the water and swimming.........136 miles from shore. They shouldn’t need to take the dog out for exercise anytime soon, should be okay for a day or two.
Okay, now this is disgusting. At first glance, it’s no big deal, but read it all, if you’re able.
The Swiss government has decided that it will no longer stockpile coffee beans, which is something that it has been doing for decades.
Yeah, I know, who cares? Why stockpile them anyway, right? It’s a waste, I agree, but there is more to this story. Much more, once you dig a little. There is a statement, an actual quote, that was made by a government official in explanation for the decision, and I will show it to you....but after giving you fair warning. The quote you will read is not pleasant. It is filthy and bad and just downright icky. If you have young children in the room reading this with you, cover their eyes before reading any further. Okay? Thanks. Those of you with the stomach to handle it can continue. The following words were actually spoken by someone claiming to be a member of this government entity:
“The Federal Office for National Economic Supply has concluded coffee...is not essential for life”
.............Yes, you read that correctly. “Not essential for life”. Not essential for life? They actually said that. I can’t believe it. I can’t believe that anyone would make such a ridiclous, irresponsible, and obviously untrue statement. It is beyond reprehensible, and the person making the statement, as well as the news outlet who shared it, should be ashamed. I will remember this ‘Federal Office for National Economic Supply’, and will make sure I NEVER listen to a single word emanating from that filthy pit of filth, lies, and deceit. May God have mercy on their souls.
We come to today’s media selection:
Speaking of disgusting acts.......
Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
- No discussion of politics or religion
- No feeding of the trolls
- This isn’t a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door
- 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 get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer
- 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 and tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, and try the chitlins.