Indians at Cubs: The Baseballing!

Have at it!




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    Yeah, baby! May the best team win!

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    Mike J says:

    No bucktooth savage?

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    I hope that all of you are planning for the strike of the meteor that will take place somewhere around the middle of the ninth inning of game seven.

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    Eric S. says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: The key here is it will be a small meteor and it will hit in Cleveland. That keeps me safe here in Chicago.

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    redshirt says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: I was betting on massive solar flare wiping out all electronics on the planet. A more interesting apocalypse.

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    Steeplejack (tablet) says:

    Pete Rose, in addition to being a pig in general, sounded like he was high in the pre-game gabfest.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Mike J: I may resemble that remark…

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    James E Powell says:

    Not expecting a 1-0 pitcher’s duel with Kluber going on short rest and Lackey who is not a dominating pitcher anymore.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Steeplejack (tablet): He looks and sounds terrible.

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    Eric S. says:

    Rose was a rambling mess in the pregame. It was actually somewhat humorous. At least I thought so.

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    debbie says:

    @Eric S.:

    Do you think he will ever realize he isn’t getting into the Hall of Fame?

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    raven says:

    @Eric S.: He’s pretty dim on his best day.

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    redshirt says:

    @raven: Still grifting though, till the day he dies.

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    Eric S. says:

    @debbie: No. He’ll never realize that.
    @raven: He’s absolutely terrible as an announcer. What I laugh about is how pathetic he is and his attempts to interject in every conversation. The looks his fellow commentators give him, people that know what they are talking about, are priceless.

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    raven says:

    @redshirt: I think he’s making dough any way he can.

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    AnotherBruce says:

    Fucking Heyward and Lackey. Never hire ex-Cardinals.

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    Gravenstone says:

    Dear John Lackey. You know that bit about “big boy games”? Yeah, you’re in one. Kindly fucking pitch like it.

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    Uncle Jeffy says:

    Nobody can be a dominating pitcher when your third baseman makes as many errors as Bryant has. WTF?

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    Jay C says:

    Short rest or no, Kluber’s brought his “A” game tonight for sure.
    And Lackey hasn’t.

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    frosty says:


    I was betting on massive solar flare wiping out all electronics on the planet. A more interesting apocalypse.

    That was the first show of the History Channel Doomsday marathon I watched after the game last night. Though to be fair, 3 of the 4 (flare, nuclear war, gamma ray burst) had an EMP that fried the electronics. The fourth (Yellowstone hyper-eruption) was definitely the coolest though. A 50 mile high column of magma!

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    redshirt says:

    What’s the score?

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    AnotherBruce says:

    @Uncle Jeffy: Lackey served up that lollipop curveball for a home run before Bryant lost his senses. He couldn’t get out of the second inning. He should be done.

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    redshirt says:

    @frosty: GRB would be the worst as I believe we’d have no heads up at all. At least with a solar flare we might get a day or two lead time.

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    redshirt says:

    @raven: Thanks.

    Wait. SPOILERS!!!!

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @redshirt: And the number of large, angry, green skinned people running around smashing stuff would definitely be a public safety problem.

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    raven says:

    @Adam L Silverman: That is the Wild Rumpus in downtown Athens right now.

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    Baud says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Or the heroes we need.

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    @raven: My Bobcat insisted on coming home this weekend to escape the madness.

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    Pogonip says:

    @BruceFromOhio: Adam used the politically correct insignia that the Tribe marketed for a while till they found out Chief Wahoo sold better. I think you can still buy the “C” stuff, they just don’t push it much.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @raven: Christ, they got to you too? It’s definitely going down on State St.

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    redshirt says:

    @Adam L Silverman: In a world of Hulks, is anyone angry?

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    Pogonip says:

    @redshirt: Perish the thought. I want to see pictures of Cole’s house when it’s done.

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    Pogonip says:

    @Adam L Silverman: But you’d write us a great article about hulks.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @raven: Good to know.

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    Baud says:

    @Pogonip: A thorough exposition of No Smash Zones.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Pogonip: Adam is an expert on 18th century prison ships?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @redshirt: Who said they’d all be hulks. Some could be abominations or leaders or ogresses or abominatrixes or aberrations or gargoyles or you get the idea!

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    @Pogonip: At work they printed up C logo stuff for cubes and windows, and hung a big C banner out front. We have ‘spirit days’ when the games are played, and workers are invited to wear team gear; most of it is C-oriented. Chief Wahoo seems to be the symbol for the old-timers and long-time fans, and the reactions I’ve encountered when inquiring runs along the lines of, yeah, it’s probably insulting, but not to me, so what?

    Personally, I prefer the C logo, it’s more flexible to whatever surface presented, be it a mug, a bumper sticker, or a tattoo.

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    ThresherK says:

    @Pogonip: I don’t have ESPN on all the time, but they have really steered away from That Other Insignia and towards the block red C on navy in the last couple of years.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Ogunbawale is having a great night for the Badgers.

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    redshirt says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Well, what determines the Hulkification then? Is it only the energy level of the gamma rays, or is it just the DNA of the subject, or some of both? What made Banner Hulk when someone else gets turned into Abomination?

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    Schlemazel says:

    @Mike J:
    Did you see the banner some Ohio HS cheerleaders made for their football game?
    “Indians get ready for a trail of tears”

    That is just lucking fovely

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    Pogonip says:

    @ThresherK: Have they? I haven’t them on in 5 years or so.

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    Holy cats, Santana almost took out Montgomery with a liner to the glove. Shit just got real.

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    Pogonip says:

    @ThresherK: They’ll definitely go with whichever logo they make more money from, so buy “C” stuff and give it to everybody for Xmas, even those who think a game that can drag on for five hours and end in a 1-0 score is ridiculous.

    Not that I know anybody like that.

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    redshirt says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Ah, yes. So is the Hulk (or Banner) a mutant? And if so, how is he legally allowed to live in the MCU?

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    Pogonip says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Adam’s like Ludwig von Drake, an expert on everything.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @redshirt: Predestination.

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    dmsilev says:

    @Adam L Silverman: I love this bit:

    The subject’s potential for mutation is dictated by certain mysterious “interstitial” segments of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid),[citation needed]

    Yes, citation definitely needed.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    somewhere around the middle of the ninth inning of game seven.

    The likelihood of a game seven is diminishing.

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    redshirt says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Hulkification as a form of Calvinism.

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    Pogonip says:

    Now that I think about it, maybe the Tribe should ditch tge Chief because he hasn’t brought them any luck in 60 years!

    I never understood articles describing Wahoo as looking “fierce.” He always looked pretty happy to me!

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    Pogonip says:

    @redshirt: You’re pre-destined to Hell, so you might as well hulk out now? It may catch on. The original Calvinism did.

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    redshirt says:

    @Pogonip: Or you could Hulk out in Hell, and what could the Devil do then?

    Gads, tell me there’s been a “Hulk in Hell” storyline. Adam?

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    ThresherK says:

    @Schlemazel: It was “second trail of tears”, i.e. the team named Indians was going to lose the football game was the banner’s taunt.

    I’m wondering who the oldest person was to sign off on this thing.

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    burnspbesq says:

    The pitch that got Contreras was severely nasty.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @redshirt: Difference between mutates and mutants according to Marvel continuity. As for being in the MCU: film rights for the the Incredible Hulk and related characters was licensed to Universal. They have since gotten them back for producing a film, but Universal still maintains the distribution rights under the licensing agreement. This is why Hulk, Bruce Banner, and Thunderbolt Ross can be used within non Hulk branded/focused MCU movies right now. To make another stand alone Hulk film – adapted from a comics arc or not – would require Marvel (Disney) and Universal to work out a mutually acceptable agreement to distribute a movie/series of movies. Marvel has done this with Spider-Man and the related characters. This is why even though Sony retains both production and distribution rights, they decided to sub the characters back to Marvel for use in both MCU movies and to produce the next series of Spider-Man movies. Sony’s decision was partially based on the fact that the MCU has produced nothing but hits with its offerings while Sony’s Spider-Man movies have been hit and miss. More info here:

    My guess is that if the third Thor movie does well, given that part of the storyline appears to be adapted from Planet Hulk, momentum may build for one or more standalone Hulk movies and Universal, recognizing that they can either share the profit if they play ball or make no money while watching Marvel make money having the Hulk and related characters appear in MCU non-Hulk movies, will get their act together. The real question is how to set up the story arcs for the movies? If you do a full on World War Hulk leading to a proper Planet Hulk, then the character is gone on Sakarsenn and unavailable for anything further without a major plot development.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @redshirt: Go work on your bunker.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Pogonip: I have no idea who that is.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Five point Calvinist Hulks. Oy vey…

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @dmsilev: I didn’t write it, I just googled “gamma mutates” and posted the resulting link.

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    redshirt says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Wow, I knew everything you just typed EXCEPT that there’s a difference between mutates and mutants. Not sure I understand the difference, but as always, I appreciate your thoroughness.

    Also, so excited for Thor:Ragnarok. Not only will it be partially Planet Hulk, but also the opening chapters of Infinity War.

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    Schlemazel says:

    I got the reference, didn’t see “second’ on the short video I guess.

    If any adult agreed to that they should spend the rest of the year living on Pine Ridge in hopes they could learn something.

    The kids should just fail American History

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @redshirt: Hulk Vs. animated movie. The second half Loki separates Banner from the Hulk and directs the Hulk at Asgard. There’s a scene where the battle winds up in Hell.

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    redshirt says:

    @Adam L Silverman: You sure that wasn’t Hel?

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    bk says:

    Have the Cubs never seen a curve ball or a slider before this series?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @redshirt: Let me explain again. Without a bunker, you have a camp. Everyone asks you about your bunker construction because we wonder when it will be an actual compound.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @redshirt: My understanding, from when I still read the X-Men, is that mutants are born with their mutation. Its part of their inherited genetic makeup. And their powers eventually manifest – some, like Nightcrawler’s (blue fur, prehensile tail, reduced number of fingers and toes), at birth. Mutates are not born with their mutation. It is not inherited genetic makeup. Rather it develops after exposure to an external stimuli. Bite from a radioactive spider, exposure to a gamma explosion, exposure to a combination of super soldier serum and radiation to trigger its effect, things like that. Captain America is a mutate. Black Widow, because of the treatments in the Red Room Project, is a mutate. Bucky Barnes/the Winter Soldier is a mutate, etc. Wolverine, Cyclops, Kitty Pryde, etc are mutants.

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    redshirt says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Your Midwestern definitions don’t apply here.

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    Schlemazel says:

    oh dear, sorry cubbies, looks like this might not be your year

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    I guess I can hit the hay early.

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    What the HELL, Grimm? WHAT THE HELL?

    Cats in a fracking handbag.

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    Marc says:

    …and game.

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    redshirt says:

    @Adam L Silverman: For further clarification then, where does Deadpool fit into this scheme as presented in his movie?

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    redshirt says:

    @Schlemazel: They frankly need more heartbreak to truly be worthy. Cleveland has it already.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @redshirt: potato potato

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    Mary G says:

    Poor Cubs fans, not looking too good.

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    Marc says:

    On the bright side, there aren’t many teams with a streak lastingmore than a century.

    We’ll always have the Cubs…

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    Eric S. says:

    Total lack of crowd noise for the last 5 or 10 minutes. This has become ugly, fast.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @redshirt: He’s a mutate. But because he was an associated character of the X-Men/mutant related properties, because he was part of the Weapons X program, his rights belong to Sony as do the X-Men and all the other mutants. Marvel got around this with Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver by redubbing them “wonders” and having them redone as mutates. Their powers are the result of purposeful exposure to an Infinity Stone on orders of Baron Strucker/Hydra. This sort of tracks with comic book continuity where they’ve been both mutants (as Magneto’s children) and mutates not related to Magneto at all.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @redshirt: Midwestern? How much time have you spent in military? Build a bunker and everyone will concede that you have a compound. Until then, you have a camp.

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    Another Scott says:

    ObOpenThread: Podesta’s comments on Comey’s letter.

    Not a whole lot new there, but it’s good to see that he’s pressing for Comey to answer the questions that people have.


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    ThresherK (GPad) says:

    @Schlemazel: Oh, yep. It’s not like the thorough explanation makes anything better.

    I wonder if there’s a First Nations group who saw this, and decided the public response to this was enough of a outcry that they just a released.a statement rather than holding a press conference. I’ll be interested in seeing how this plays out.

    Then again I don’t spend lots of time in the lower reaches of our media. I’m sure Hannity or Savage will find some guest to try handwaving this away.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Another Scott: Just put a new Comey post up. Michael Isikoff committed an act of journalism. This story is quickly becoming about Comey and Isikoff’s reporting has moved that along quite nicely.

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    redshirt says:

    @Adam L Silverman: And finally, then, where do the Inhumans fit into all this?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @efgoldman: Perhaps a redoubt or a holdfast?

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    redshirt says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Ask a Canadian about their camp.

    Ask David Koresh about his compound.

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    Schlemazel says:

    @Adam L Silverman:
    if not a citadel.

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    redshirt says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Both apply far better than camp. I’m perplexed over Omnes fixation on the words “compound” and “camp”.

    A camp is a small thing. A single structure perhaps near other similar structures owned by other people. There might be 200 camps around a lake in close proximity to each other and with no barriers between each other.

    A compound is a multi-structure location with large degrees of physical separation – both in distance and in landmarks, walls, fences, etc – from other structures.

    A bunker is a fortified structure underground with the explicit purpose of defense against artillery.

    Not sure how these terms can so easily be confused.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @redshirt: I posit that Canadians’ camps lack bunkers. Koresh’s compound had a bunker.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @redshirt: They are ancient humans that were exposed to a not native to earth element called terrigen that mutated them into the most obnoxious characters ever created in graphic storytelling. I was never a big fan, with the exception of Lockjaw (who’s a good 500 lbs teleporting doggie? You are!), but if I recall correctly new Inhumans are born through normal procreation and their powers are awakened through exposure to terrigen.

    Marvel appeared to have tried to downplay the X-Men/mutants in comics and in animation in the hope it would drive down a potential market for more X-Men movies. They tried to replace them with the Inhumans, but that didn’t really work. They’re launching a whole new series of X-Men/mutant related comics and the Inhumans movie has been shelved indefinitely. And since the Fox X-Men movies are just well made enough to draw decent viewership and make decent money, the odds of the rights reverting back to Marvel are slim.

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    redshirt says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Well, yes, camps lack bunkers because they are not defensive structures. They’re fishing/hunting/swimming at the lake structures.

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    raven says:

    “A bunker is a fortified structure underground with the explicit purpose of defense against artillery.” Who told you that?

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    redshirt says:

    @raven: Don’t bunkers have to be below ground by definition?

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    raven says:

    @redshirt: Nah, I mean they offer protection but they also can be defensive positions. I spent many a night in them fuckers. (Better than the bush)

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    redshirt says:

    @raven: That doesn’t appear to be below ground at all.

    So what defines a bunker? Thick walls?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @redshirt: Koresh’s compound had a fortified, underground bunker. They’d fortified the basement of the main building and built tunnels connecting it to several different exit points if I’m recalling the research from my masters’ thesis correctly.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @redshirt: That’s a cabana.

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    raven says:

    And then there was Bunkers Bunker, the Embassy in Saigon.

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    redshirt says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Then would a basement with some lead walls count?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @redshirt: Hence my reason for asking if you had been in the military.

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    raven says:

    @redshirt: Somewhere you’re ass is safer than running around grabbing your dick.

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    redshirt says:

    @Adam L Silverman: That’s a regional difference then. No one here in Maine calls their shack on the lake a “Cabana”. They are camps. “Going to camp” is a big thing. Same as in Canada.

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    redshirt says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: I was accepted! Also grew up on various bases.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @raven: Nice sandbags!

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    Drunkenhausfrau says:

    Pro Trump Ricketts’ promised no Trump ads during playoffs or World Series. That’s all we’ve seen, and we’re in Chicago!! Frickin liar billionaires abusing the true fans.

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    raven says:

    Shitty picture because all I had was an instamatic but this is a bunker with a barbwire fence field in front of it. You’d put c-rat cans with rocks in them to make noise if someone was sneaking up on you. Then you could ignite a 55 gallon drum of fugas on them. Of course the sappers were so good they’d go through that shit like crap through a goose.

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    raven says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Fucking A, we filled em and stacked em like a mofo.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @redshirt: Camp is a place with a bunch of cabins full of kids during the summer.

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    redshirt says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Yes, there’s that too. Hardly a redoubt. Or a citadel. Or a compound.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @redshirt: Do you have a DD-214?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @raven: We had hescos. I don’t think I saw one sandbag in Iraq. Just T-Walls, Jersey barriers, and Hescos.

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    redshirt says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Is that the planet in Aliens?

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    redshirt says:

    @raven: Dang, that looks miserable. I can feel the dampness coming through the photo.

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    raven says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Progress, they still burn and stir in Afghanistan?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @redshirt: Just accept the definition…

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    raven says:

    @redshirt: Better than the bush.

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    redshirt says:

    @raven: I’m sure. It’s funny what can be made to seem better when you’ve seen much worse.

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    redshirt says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: What do you call the place your relatives (and you?) go to in the Summer to spend a long weekend fishing and swimming on the lake? Not your home of course, but a secondary place used as a getaway.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @redshirt: Our cabin, obviously. We have no bunker.

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    bobbo says:

    This is excellent news for Hillary Clinton. Local team (Cleveland, OHIO) winning gives the incumbent an extra 1% of the vote.

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    raven says:

    Well, the Braves won 14 straight division titles and ONE world series,.The shit is hard.

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    redshirt says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Cabin and camp are used almost interchangeably here, with camp being the more common usage. “Going to camp this weekend George? Ayuh, I heah the fish are jumping” would go a typical exchange.

    If you’re so stuck on Army semantics that you can’t envision the difference between a “cabin” and a “compound”, I suggest you lighten up, Francis.

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    redshirt says:

    @raven: And yet somehow the Marlins, of all teams, have 2 titles in their short history.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @redshirt: Just build your bunker.

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    redshirt says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Does a basement with lead walls count?

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    You says:

    @redshirt: Fuck if I know.

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    Omnes Omnibus, says:

    @redshirt: Fuck if I know.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @raven: Better than being in the muck.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @redshirt: No.

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    Tom Q says:

    @redshirt: Without ever winning the division. /Oldtimer who still hates wild cards

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    redshirt says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Well then, before I begin, can you give me the Omnes approved definition of a bunker? How deep does it need be? How thick the wall? What floorplan must it follow? Do I need a grenade sump(s)? Please be as specific as possible, since I would not want to err on the Word of Omnes.

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    Gravenstone says:

    @Drunkenhausfrau: You do know that Ricketts has no control over national ad buys from the Trump campaign, right?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @redshirt: You just need a bunker. It doesn’t need to be a good one.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @raven: Prepped for AF twice, was sent to Carlisle Barracks. I would assume so. They burned a lot of the waste/garbage in Iraq. Some of the bigger bases – FOBs and camps and the bigger/more modern COPs – had proper human waste disposal. But I’ve been to several COPs and Patrol Bases that had piss tubes and burn shitters.

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    redshirt says:

    @Tom Q: I like the Wild Cards a lot, as it keeps a lot more teams, and a lot more fans, interested at the end. Surely the best team will win out, right?

    Imagine the old school days. The American League winner met the National League winner for the World Series. The end.

    And while that no doubt produced some years of high excitement, I bet there were plenty more other years where the winner of each league was settled pretty far in advance, and as such, who cares anymore?

    Sure, does the wild card give the not best team that year a chance to win it all? Yes. And in that way it’s not fair I suppose. But I look it at it more like the qualification to a second season. If you make it to the second season, everyone starts out anew, and anything can happen.

    That’s far more exciting in concept and in reality to me, even if my team gets hosed.

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    Steeplejack says:

    Much as I enjoy the (presumably good-natured) tweaking of Redshirt, I call bullshit on all this.

    “Fishing camps” and “hunting camps” are well-known things that don’t (necessarily) involve cabanas or kids in the summer, and compounds don’t have to contain a bunker except in the narrow military sense. For years the press has referred to the “Kennedy compound” in Hyannis Port or the “Bush compound” in Kennebunkport. Just last week I read that infotainment weasel Matt Lauer bought Richard Gere’s “sprawling Hamptons compound” (for $36.5 million!). They may all contain bunkers, but probably not. And certainly a bunker is not a requirement to have a (civilian) compound.

    If you guys want to follow through on your mil-speak rigor, you should probably start complaining when anybody says “one o’clock” instead of “1300 hours.”

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @redshirt: Look it up.

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    redshirt says:


    Much as I enjoy the (presumably good-natured) tweaking of Redshirt, I call bullshit on all this.

    “Fishing camps” and “hunting camps” are well-known things that don’t (necessarily) involve cabanas or kids in the summer, and compounds don’t have to contain a bunker except in the narrow military sense. For years the press has referred to the “Kennedy compound” in Hyannis Port or the “Bush compound” in Kennebunkport. Just last week I read that infotainment weasel Matt Lauer bought Richard Gere’s “sprawling Hamptons compound” (for $36.5 million!). They may all contain bunkers, but probably not. And certainly a bunker is not a requirement to have a (civilian) compound.

    If you guys want to follow through on your mil-speak rigor, you should probably start complaining when anybody says “one o’clock” instead of “1300 hours.”

    Freaking sanity at last. Thank you.

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    redshirt says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: No sir, I’m certain I need the A-1 Spec Grade A definition of bunker so as not to fall afoul of your rulings in the future.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Steeplejack: Just last week I read that infotainment weasel Matt Lauer bought Richard Gere’s “sprawling Hamptons compound” (for $36.5 million!).

    Oy. That hack has that kind of money to spend on a summer place. And I’m sure he’s all about “entitlement” “reform” because sanctimonious/self-important/argle-bargle

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    They’re all just regular joes who are concerned citizens.

    O’Reilly has a modest place in Montauk—only $8.5 million. Not even a compound. Sad.

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    Steeplejack says:


    I’m watching! Just had to weigh in because the bunkering was getting on my last nerve.

    Vols had a close loss to South Carolina too.

    ETA: And Clemson scores!

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    redshirt says:

    @efgoldman: lol. That’s a good one.

    I don’t understand college football. I like pro football. But college football is like a big colorful tie dye tshirt of crooked priorities. And without attending one of those big football schools, I’m not sure how/why to root for any of them. To care. Whenever I hear college football analysis, it is ALWAYS the same thing: Well I think so and so is Number 1; Well I think such and such is number one and that’s because…. and so on. So boring. So arbitrary. So…Crooked.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @redshirt: Go blow a goat.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    Oy. That hack has that kind of money to spend on a summer place.

    Does a “summer place” have to have a bunker? Or a cabana? Or just something gingham?

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    Prescott Cactus says:

    As the Dalai Lama has said

    “It’s the Chicago Cubs, What is happening in October is what should normally have transpired in September”

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    redshirt says:

    @Prescott Cactus: I thought he said “Gunga… Gunga Lunga, Gungalungagalanga”.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    Calico curtains lend a breezy, summertime look. Gingham works too, I guess.

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    janelle says:

    I will always adore Jon Hamm.

    That is all.

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