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Wednesday Open Thread: August 26, 2020

It’s the peak of the week!

Study: The Germans and their zoos Photo by Frank Rumpenhorst/picture alliance via Getty Images

Merry Wednesday, everyone!

Alright, we’re making our way along through the week toward another wonderful weekend. Man, summer’s on its way out already. I don’t know about where y’all live, but up here in North Dakota, you can feel the change in the air. It’s a subtle change, but you can feel the night and early morning air starting to get that little bite of cool. Pretty soon, it’ll be time to get the flannels out. LeSigh.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris gave an update on the current attendance policies for all of the Vikings’ 2020 games.

Wludford brought us Vikings Training Camp player updates.

The Vikings will have no fans at U.S. Bank Stadium for the first two games of the 2020 season, per Chris. Luckily, they will have air conditioning, and air conditioning has done a lot to lessen the importance of fans.

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

Catch all of yesterday’s training camp highlights on

From NBC Sports, the league is considering fake crowd noise during games. Bleh, it’ll be like watching one of those stupid sitcoms with laugh tracks.

Bengals CB Mackensie Alexander left training camp to help search for his missing father, poer Yikes, I hope he just got lost or something, although it doesn’t sound good, from the limited information they have.

We come to today’s media selection:

This is one of kiddo and my favorite videos to watch together. I LOVED watching this guy play, little guys rule. 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