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Contractually obligated to mention college football, Huskers host Northwestern today.  Also, I think I may have solved the Republican 2012 candidate problem for them.

He loves guns, he’s a super-rich CEO and he beats up parking lots full of hippies. He’s the perfect GOP candidate, frankly. Sure he’s Australian, but that’s never been a particular barrier to running the GOP, now has it?

Saxton Hale beats the crap out of your facts.

Open thread is go.

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  1. 1
    The Dangerman says:

    Huskers host roast Northwestern today


    I’m calling Alabama in a squeaker tonight.

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    Comrade Nimrod Humperdink says:

    So far Iowa is catching some breaks. Getting a win this week after losing to the Gophers last week would be big for them. I’m still hoping against hope that my Cougs will pull off something against the Cal Bears tonight, especially since my sister will be at the game. Man it’s been a long decade to be a WSU fan.

  4. 4
    Van says:

    The only problem is those tight short shorts are pretty gay. Just sayin.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Comrade Nimrod Humperdink:

    Man it’s been a long decade to be a WSU fan.

    You ain’t kidding dude. But we were fried after the Beavers spanked us.

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    The Dangerman says:

    @Comrade Nimrod Humperdink:

    …Cougs will pull off something against the Cal Bears tonight…

    Cal stinks; as a measure of how badly they stink, they were worked by UCLA last week … and UCLA stinks.

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    J says:

    Go Big Red! 1 for 3 so far on my sports weekend with a commanding 3-0 win for Arsenal v West Brom. Now need a Huskers win and a win for Sporting KC in the MLS playoffs tomorrow.

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    Warren Terra says:

    Finally a candidate Rupert Murdoch can back wholeheartedly.

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    JGabriel says:

    Zandar @ Top:

    [Saxton Hale] loves guns, he’s a super-rich CEO and he beats up parking lots full of hippies.

    So, now we know who drove that car into OccupyDC protesters last night.


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    RSA says:

    Saxton Hale is my new anagrammatic hero. (I’m typing this with my nose, by the way, because my comic-book grasping hands just fell off my very arms.)

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    Gophers won both hockey games last night, opening some space between themselves and the rest of the WCHa (men’s) and between themeselves and everyone except Wisconsin (women’s).

    The only first half matchup between the top women’s teams in the WCHA that hasn’t happened yet is Minnesota/North Dakota. To date, Wisconsin is 5-1, Minnesota is 2-1 (one more game against Duluth tonight) Duluth is 1-3-1 and the Sux are 0-3-1. And yet the idiots at are saying that Duluth is the best bet to upset Wisconsin for the title, but also asking whether ANYONE [all caps theirs] can beat the Badgers. Conveniently forgotten is that one of these teams actually has beaten Wisconsin (in Madison, no less), and it ain’t Duluth.

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    S. cerevisiae says:

    The Gophers are actually playing like a real football team – 2012 must be near.

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    S. cerevisiae says:

    @J. Michael Neal: I got to watch the Bulldog men come back to tie Denver last night – they are getting better so watch out when they come to Mariucci.

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    Uncle Clarence Thomas says:


    As Spencer Ackerman put it: “The CIA is now killing people without knowing who they are, on suspicion of association with terrorist groups”; moreover, the administration refuses to describe what it even means by being “associated” with a Terrorist group (indeed, it steadfastly refuses to tell citizens anything about the legal principles governing its covert drone wars).

    We MUST re-elect President Obama. It is the most important thing in the world. Only he has the drone mentality to continue murdering 12-year-olds while (because he is a Good Man) probably feeling just a little bit sorry about it but not really because we are at world war don’t you understand you dirty fucking retarded progressives.

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    a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q) says:

    Staying in Zandar’s football thread.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Uncle Clarence Thomas: Since your other option is a Republican, I recommend ranting more. Then you’ll REALLY get your honest true progressive!

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    RL says:

    Reid Fleming 2012!

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    sharl says:

    Hahaha, great find Zandar!

    Other than using “ordinance” where the narrative context would seem to cry out for “ordnance”,* a fine story line, suitably simple and simplistic for adoption by the Insane Clown GOPosse.

    *Unless ordinance=explodies is how they roll down in Oz.

  19. 19
    Chyron HR says:

    @Uncle Clarence Thomas:


    Your mask is slipping a little, RC.

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    Uriel says:

    @Uncle Clarence Thomas:
    God damn are you tedious.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Uriel: The sad part is it worked. We both paid attention to him.

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    kideni says:

    As a Northwestern alum, I fully support their being crushed by any other team.

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    West of the Cascades says:

    @kideni: Yowch. Also as someone who spent some time at Northwestern, I think they take this one in an upset 38-34.

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    Not Sure says:

    Dangeresque! So this is what the Brothers Chaps have been doing after they got tired of answering Strong Bad’s email.

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    xian says:

    it’s like up in this piece

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    Mike G says:

    I actually knew people like this in Australia.

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    Jebediah says:

    I though he died in a milk truck accident last year…

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    rhwombat says:

    Faaark, that’s an awful excuse for an Oz accent….and Van@4 – duh.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    You should have listed some of his notable achievements:

    Fighting off a lion while simultaneously having a haircut.

    Fighting off a cougar while simultaneously listening to the reading of the last will and testament of Zepheniah Mann.

    Single-handedly wiping out the Indonesian Berserker Shark (and making them cry).

    Firebombing Woodstock from a helicopter.

    Discovering the existence of the Internet and starting the Mann Co. Store.

    Purchasing England.

    Having a website made up entirely of absolutely true Saxton Hale facts.

    He’s a man like no other!

    Heavy duty TF2 fan here. I even run a public TF2 dedicated server that we abuse regularly. I may be a bit older than the average TF2 player (51) but I love to use my ‘old man voice’ to let someone know that they were just dominated by Gramps.

    Heh heh heh… Got yer ass kicked by an old man. Now get off my lawn!

    Damned good engi and soldier but willing to play heavy (put that Tomislav to use!) or medic if the team needs it.

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    Uncle Clarence Thomas says:


    Since your other option is a Republican, I recommend ranting more. Then you’ll REALLY get your honest true progressive!

    So you admit that President Obama will not change. Interesting that you two Republicans have no morals.

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    Uncle Clarence Thomas says:


    God damn are you tedious.

    I do wish my ranting against the murders of 12-year-olds was more exciting for you personally. I’ll file your comment under “Morons, selfish and soulless.”

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    Uncle Clarence Thomas says:

    @Chyron HR:

    Your mask is slipping a little, RC.

    I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt this time and consider your comment a non sequitur.

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    Uncle Clarence Thomas says:

    Quote of the Day  

    “My only regret is that I have but one Bush Tax Cut to say I’m going to let expire in order to get elected but then break my promise after I assume office.”

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    ExurbanMom says:

    Northwestern them! Northwestern them! Make they pay heavily every quarter! Hello, Nebraska, and welcome to the Big Ten, where the rest of us learned a few years ago to never discount the purple and white. Wowsers.

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    vickijean says:

    Fighting Okra are still #1 in Division II football.

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