Merry Thorsday, everyone!
Hey, you’re stuck with me again today, as Rob is pulling double duty as doctor and dad. We here in North Dakota have been dealing with an unexpected hurricane, but the winds are supposed to subside a bit today, so I think kiddo and I are going to go on a kayak trip on a small river near here, and make our landing where the river meets the Missouri at a state park, and spend the night there. We’re looking forward to it. We tried this same trip last summer, but the trip was derailed by an insane rainstorm; the rain was coming down so hard, it sounded like a cow peeing on a flat rock. Let’s hope we have better luck with the weather tonight. There’s no rain in the foreguesst, but you know how reliable the weather folks are. We’ll see.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Luft Krigare and the boys talk the O-line on part II of CPTN Quick Shots.
Other Vikings/NFL news, and random oddities and annoyances:
From FoxSports, the NFL has reinstated the Cowboys Aldon Smith, who last played in 2015.
The Saints are exploring naming rights options for the Superdome, per FoxSports. Is it just me, or do they go through the renaming process for that stadium every few weeks?
From ESPN, an unnamed NFL player says he was sexually harassed and assaulted during a United Airlines flight, per the lawsuit he filed against the airline. That’s........not something you see often.
We come to today’s media selection:
As requested yesterday, here’s Asleep at the Wheel with “Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens”. Enjoy!
Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
-No discussion of politics or religion
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With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don’t wash your hands, touch your face often, and go ahead and try the finger food.