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Monday Open Thread: August 24, 2020

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Things are looking up for Minnesota Vikings’ Chris Carter af Photo by Keith Torrie/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

Merry Monday, everyone!

Technical difficulties tried to prevent me from posting the thread. My stupid network wasn’t working again. Stupid computer said it was connected but I had no internet. Well, that makes no sense, because to me, connected = internet. Apparently, that’s incorrect, so I hit a few buttons, and cussed at my machine for a while (loudly), and with my technical prowess (I literally have less than zero technical prowess, which isn’t possible, but it’s true in this case), I was able to get my connection working. I had a hammer and crowbar ready in case the cussing didn’t work, but it wasn’t necessary, unfortunately. Anyway, here we are. My weekend: I got the boat trailer sanded and primed, I’ll have pictures to share in the comments.

So, I understand that the daily thread congregation has decided to........... move to a different facility, and with the situation here, and the renovations as they are, we understand your decision. We have some news to share from the elders (they’re actually probably younger than Rob and I, but most people are), and it looks like they were able to make some swift and decisive alterations to the renovation schedule that will make this facility much more.....inhabitable, very soon. Honestly, Rob and I (Rob has done more than I have, but I’m getting more time to do my share as well) have b***tched like crazy in order to un-do some of the changest that were made, and we’ll continue to do so, because we want this place to be the place it’s always been. We’ll share more about the upcoming changes and when they’ll happen, but rest assured, this place will be back to abnormal VERY soon. We hope to see the pews full of....pew.....again......

I’m tired, so links will be brief. SKOL!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Re-tests of Vikings players have come back negative for Covid-19, per Chris.

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Chris shared a highlight of Adam Thielen being....Adam Thielen.

Wlufdford shares his projection of the Vikings 53-man roster.

Chris has a place for discussing whether you’ll be playing jock dungeons and dragons fantasy football this year.

We come to today’s media selection:

That’s all I have time or energy for, I’ll try to update tomorrow. I’m going to go shower and go into a coma, I hope it’s in that order. Anyhoo, this has NSFW words, and I’ve never heard this before, but it has a title that echoes my current opinion of technology, and it appeared first in my youtube search. Enjoy?

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

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Take the gender hatred elsewhere, it won’t be tolerated
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-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 each other’s faces often, and try the finger food