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Monday Open Thread: June 1, 2020

Anyone getting excited for training camp yet?

NFL: NFC Wild Card-Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints Chuck Cook -USA TODAY Sports

Happy Monday, everyone!

I hope you were all able to enjoy your weekend. It was a little breezy over here in the northern Dakota, which goes without saying, but it was also warm so we tore into a fairly sizeable paver project in the yard. We have about 150-ish square feet of pavers going in, but it’s in two different locations, and there was a lot of dirt (mostly clay) to remove. I got a good workout in with the shovel over the past couple days, and most of the dirt work and grading is done. I take a lot of time getting the prep work done right, because then the rest will be a breeze. I expect to finish by Tuesday at the latest, tomorrow is also a possibility. I will update, and will have pictures when finished.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

From Chris, Kyle Rudolph participated in a celebrity bike event, and helped to get a million meals donated to the Food Bank for New York City.

Chris takes a look back at the final touchdowns scored by several former Vikings.

Rob did a Fanpost for continuing discussion of the demonstrations, etc. If you want to talk about, it we’re moving the discussion there.

Other Vikings/NFL news, and random oddities and annoyances:

From the HuffPost, the former manager of the DOD Space Threat Program, along with many others in the clandestine community, publicly stated that “UFO’s are real”. This should help boost tourism to Roswell NM.

A mutant goat was born with a human face, per the New York Post. Surprisingly, this didn’t occur in Wisconsin. No, this actually occurred in India, where local villagers claimed to be baffled.

This had to be awkward. From, a pair from Sydney Australia were hired by a man to join him to carry out a fantasy of his. The fantasy involved intruders breaking into his house, and............. I’m guessing there’s more to the man’s fantasy, but I didn’t read far enough to know. Anyway, the problem started when the couple the wrong house......and broke in......with machettes. Whoops. Might want to double check the address next time.......Mate.

We come to today’s media selection:

Hey, it’s a great time of year for Jimmy Buffet, so here you go. Enjoy!

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

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-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 & tie one on. Don’t wash your hands, touch your face often, and go ahead and try the finger food.