Not College Football Open Thread

I’m on my way to the beach, so I can’t post today’s matchups (image source not particularly mobile friendly). Here are some nice biscuits I made instead:

I’ll be joining my sister to watch the crappy Gators play a hopefully even crappier team. We’ll also eat unhealthy foods and possibly drink too much.

Feel free to discuss football, biscuits, beer, barbecue, whatever.

64 replies
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    rikyrah says:

    Damn…those biscuits look GOOD!!!

    Just pour some syrup in a bowl, get me a glass of milk…and I would be happy :)

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    Fair Economist says:

    Now I want to eat biscuits. Those look good. (I find even when my food looks good to my eye, it doesn’t to my camera.)

    If I overeat unhealthy food today, it’s your fault.

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    Teddys Person says:

    Betty, your biscuits look tasty! I didn’t grow up eating biscuits but discovered their tastiness in adulthood.

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    eclare says:

    Waiting to watch my alma mater, the Vols, lose to LSU. I have food, I have liquor, I have a dog and a cat, things could be worse.

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    Corner Stone says:

    I’m not a big “biscuit guy” because if I eat one my whole weekend is shot. But those look nice, especially with the background beckoning blurry butter image.
    MMMM…some strawberry jam or preserves…

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    mai naem mobile says:

    What biscuits? Not seeing them on my screen. I am being discriminated against.

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    rikyrah says:

    Norman Ornstein‏Verified account @NormOrnstein

    From @CillizzaCNN to @maddow media people equate Al Franken’s boorish behavior of a simulated grope to Roy Moore locking a teenager in his car and attempting to rape her. Reminiscent of feeding frenzy over emails. More media failure to calibrate responsibly 1
    9:11 PM – 17 Nov 2017

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Teddys Person: What debt penal colony were you and your family assigned to?

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    p.a. says:

    Saw an interesting concoction from a bbq food truck: American style pulled pork in a wafflecone w cole slaw and asian style pickled veggies, but I had already filled up at the game meat and poke bowl trucks.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @eclare: Are you preparing to watch a football game, or for the End Times. Because with that list it looks like it could go either way.

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    rikyrah says:


    Pictures of Serena Williams’ wedding in New Orleans.

  12. 12
    Teddys Person says:

    @Corner Stone: Western Pennsylvania.

  13. 13
    Corner Stone says:

    Every time I hear JarJar’s voice I am shocked anew.

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    eclare says:

    @Corner Stone: Hahaha…just the game.

    ETA> But I don’t have a can opener…hmmmm

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    mai naem mobile says:

    @rikyrah: while we’re talking about Bill Clinton’s behavior from 20 years ago and Al Frankens behavior from a decade ago, one of Putins good pals is coming up on his yacht and docking at Palm Beach right near where Dolt45 will spend Thanksgiving. Not even a Marine One flight away. But please let’s relitigate whether Bill Clinton got enough punishment 20 fucking years ago.

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    rikyrah says:

    Mark Follman‏Verified account @markfollman

    Wow, this Salter quote goes there. “The intense, angry and largely ignorant tribalism afflicting our politics predates Trump’s arrival on the scene. But he has infused it with a psychopath’s inability to accept that social norms apply to him.”

  17. 17
    Gator90 says:

    Betty, any thoughts on UF’s next coach? If they could get Chip Kelly it’s hard to argue with his record at the college level. But I think I like Scott Frost if he doesn’t head back to Nebraska.

    Currently at the Miami-Virginia game. It’s hot as hell but I’m countering the heat with alcohol. What could go wrong?

  18. 18
    rikyrah says:


    AM Joy w/Joy Reid‏Verified account @amjoyshow

    #SundayMorning on #AMJoy! @Lin_Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton himself, will join @JoyAnnReid ahead of the Unity March for #PuertoRico

  19. 19
    rikyrah says:

    GOP governors up in 2018 discuss how to keep Trump away from states

    Source: The Hill

    BY JULIA MANCHESTER – 11/18/17 10:13 AM EST

    Republican governors up for reelection in 2018 are grappling with how to approach President Trump during the contests, and whether they should keep him away from the campaign trail, according to a report from The New York Times.

    The governors have discussed strategies to avoid Trump on the trail, and have even gone directly to Vice President Pence to voice their concerns about the White House intervening in races.

    The 2018 races are critical to both parties because the governors who are elected could play a significant role in redrawing legislative boundaries after 2020.

    Republican governors are reportedly concerned by Trump’s increasingly low approval ratings with voters, and the strength from opposition voters in the Democratic Party. This opposition was most recently seen in gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia earlier this month.

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    rikyrah says:

    Trump’s New Conflict Of Interest Could Involve Paying Off Officials To Not talk About Russia

    Source: Newsweek Magazine

    BY SUMMER MEZA ON 11/18/17 AT 9:33 AM

    As the investigation into Russian collusion builds, President Donald Trump has started paying his own legal bills, rather than using campaign donations or charging the Republican National Committee, and has created a fund to finance the legal bills of his former and current staffers—which could violate ethics laws if there’s a chance it could influence their testimonies.

    After several months of the Republican Party picking up the tab, the president started paying in order to make things “even,” Trump’s attorney John Dowd confirmed on Friday to Reuters. The payments are for Trump’s personal lawyers who are helping him navigate the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether he obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey in May. But it’s not just his own legal bills that he’s paying—Trump has also established a legal fund that pays for staffers who are also involved in the investigation, a method that has caught attention from the Office of Government Ethics. There is no law that bars the president from giving gifts and money to his staffers, but in the face of a tricky investigation, this case raises questions of whether Trump’s financial help will influence staffer’s testimonies, said Walter Shaub, former head of the ethics office.

    White House lawyer Ty Cobb says that President Trump is well aware of the ethical questions that arise with the arrangement. “The president has assumed responsibility for his own legal fees and while he isn’t involved directly in the creation of a mechanism to take care of staffers, it is important to him that they be taken care of and whatever approach is agreed upon by OGE and relevant tax authorities be bulletproof,” said Cobb.

    The RNC paid more than $230,000 for two of Trump’s personal attorneys, but it’s unclear who paid for the third attorney, who Trump hired specifically to respond to the allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @rikyrah: That looks like one helluva fun wedding to have been at.

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    rikyrah says:

    found at TPV:

    News And Guts

    4 hrs ·

    IMPORTANT: This story is from a few
    days ago but you need to know the tax bill, with the “personhood”
    language, passed out of committee last night and is on its way to the Senate floor. The measure would allow, by law, an unborn child to be the beneficiary of a college savings account, thereby giving rights to the unborn which would then make it a crime to abort them. Sneaky. From HuffPost:

    “It’s already relatively easy, under current tax law,
    to open a 529 before a child is born. The real intention here is to
    sneak anti-abortion language into federal law, according to feminists
    and abortion rights advocates.

    The tax bill’s language is part of a broader strategy employed by the White House and Congressional Republicans to chip away at Roe v. Wade, says Sarah Lipton-Lubet, vice president for reproductive health and rights at the National Partnershipfor Women and Families. For years, anti-abortion activists have tried
    (and mostly failed) to get “personhood” laws passed that would give
    embryos and fetuses rights ― ultimately making it a crime to abort

    Senate Republicans Shoehorn Anti-Abortion Measure Into Tax Bill

    The tax break for fetuses, also in the House bill, is part of a broader
    effort to establish “personhood” rights and destroy Roe v. Wade.

  23. 23
    rikyrah says:

    Scott Dworkin‏Verified account @funder

    US tumbles from 1st in ranking of top nations to 6th. Trump & the Republican Party are to blame for this. “Trump’s America,” runs rampant with more corruption than ever. Just like every business venture he’s ever been involved in.

    #ImpeachTrump #AMJoy

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    MomSense says:


    I happen to have some buttermilk in the refrigerator. It’s biscuit time!

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    cain says:

    I know, right? Serena looks mega happy. Good for her. :)

    A friend of mine came out as non-binary on twitter yesterday. I knew something was up when she shaved her head.. but I was expecting her to come out as lesbian. I’m not quite sure how to deal with conversations where I’m asked to refer to them in different set of pronouns. But you know, I’ll figure it out somehow.. just need to remember their name is Sage now. I congratulated Sage (what’ the pronoun for her/his replacement, ‘them’?).

    Recognizing gender as a spectrum (which it totally is, that’s how I perceive it) in this world is quite challenging, but I’m always happy when people get that about themselves. I think the world would be happier place for it.. and we need religion to also understand that.

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    cain says:


    To say I was disappointed is putting it mildly.

    I love biscquits, but they just have too much butter for me.. But now I feel like I need fatten my coworkers and bring freshly made biscuits on Monday. ;)

    Unfortunately, I think I have two people who have gluten issue, and can’t have flour.. any suggestions there?

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    rikyrah says:

    Michael Jackson ♕‏ @MJJLegion

    This man dancing to Michael Jackson’s ‘Remember The Time’ at a recent Janet Jackson concert absolutely KILLED IT. 😂 #SOTW

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    dmsilev says:

    I just started this weekend’s baking project: a chocolate babka. It’s a two-day project because the dough needs to sit overnight after the first rise is finished. First rise is under way; this afternoon, I’ll make the filling and topping, and then assemble & bake tomorrow.

    I lol’d reading the comments on the recipe. First one: “My bubbe, an immigrant from Minsk, arrived here with a brass mortal and pestle, and 4 brass candlesticks. She was the best babka baker in ny.”. You’d have to work pretty hard to come up with a more stereotypical Eastern European Jewish Immigrant comment.

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    ThresherK says:

    @cain: “They” is usually accepted for singular enbee pronoun.

    If you want to dive in to it, Robot Hugs writes a lot about their experience, and other things, like cats.

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    JAFD says:

    Was kinda surprised that no one on the “floriduh-man-to-ohio-man-hold-my-beer/” mentioned the old ditty
    ” The parts of women’s anatomy
    That appeal to men’s depravity
    Are fashioned with considerable care,
    And what at first appears to be
    A simple little cavity
    Is actually a quite complex affair.”

    Which I always heard attributed to Justice William O. Douglas, but a search with the Googleth reveals that Noel Coward is actually to blame.

    Anyway, further verses and other anatomy songs (somehow missing “Old Gland Liver”) at

    Note that those invited to upgrade Firefox to version 57 should know that many browser extentions – Session Manager, GreaseMonkey, RightToClick, DownThemAll inter alia – ain’t working with the new version yet. So if you are used to working with Firefox plus extentions, check before upgrading.

    Wasted more time than I would like figuring out how to reinstall old version.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    As this is not a sportsball open thread, I’ll refrain from mentioning that my team Liverpool FC had a comfortable 3-0 home win over Southampton.

    I was accused of trolling today, by a YouTuber who objected to what he considered excessive and unfair criticism of his guitar-related channel. (My criticism was always factual, never personal or subjective, and I stand by every word of it.) So I guess I’m not quite the nice guy everyone here says I am.

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    @cain: I know I need educating on how to refer to people in the way they prefer. I have good intentions and will get there with a little prodding.

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    germy says:

    Wife is cooking up pepperpot and the whole house smells spicy.

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    randy khan says:


    President Trump is well aware of the ethical questions that arise with the arrangement.

    Or, in other words, he’s hoping that paying the legal fees of people who could testify against him will give them all an incentive not to talk.

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    MomSense says:


    Hmm. Gluten free biscuits is a challenge. What about using potatoes?

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    donnah says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    FWIW, you are at the top of my favorite commenters list here. I think you’re smart, insightful, clever and funny. I always look forward to reading your posts.

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    germy says:

    @Amir Khalid: I used to work with a guy who made his own guitars. He started with conventional six-string acoustics, and then after a few years was building three and two string guitars out of antique metal gasoline cans.

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    MomSense says:


    I will be there!

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    Amir Khalid says:


    White House lawyer Ty Cobb says that President Trump is well aware of the ethical questions that arise with the arrangement.

    Trump has never been well aware of ethical questions. What he is aware of is optics.

    Thank you.

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    Duane says:

    @Corner Stone: If Tennessee wins, END TIMES are upon us.

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    Teddys Person says:

    @MomSense: and @cain
    One year, I made birthday cupcakes for Teddy (my grain-free pooch) using chickpea flour (and mash potato frosting). The consistency was nice, and they seemed to rise similar to wheat flour (the recipe was basically chickpea flour, an egg, beef stock and some baking soda) Plus, chickpeas are yummy.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    That’s impressive. Acoustic guitars are much, much more difficult to make than solidbody electrics. I’ve heard of gas-can and cigar-box guitars and seen them in videos, but only electric ones. I don’t think a gas can would work as an acoustic guitar body. I take it he’s now building electrics?

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    germy says:

    @Amir Khalid: I haven’t seen him in a few years, but yes, he was attaching pickups.

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    Duane says:

    Exciting Miami-Virginia game. Down 28-14 at halftime, Miami scored 14 points in 13 seconds. Tied with 9 minutes to go, 3rd quarter.

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    cain says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady):

    @cain: I know I need educating on how to refer to people in the way they prefer. I have good intentions and will get there with a little prodding.

    Yeah, definitely. Not that they have a filter or anything. She’s picked up some bad habits working as a kernel developer IMHO even while trying to reform the hackers IMHO. But whatever! :)

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    Ladyraxterinok says:

    I taught German at the university of FL 1965-66. Learned upon arrival that the word Gainesville has 4 syllables.

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    cain says:


    Hmm. Gluten free biscuits is a challenge. What about using potatoes?

    I found this and it looks quite intriguing. It uses potato starch so you are on the right track. I’ve never used potatoes in baking and will require some experimentation. I was inspired enough to go and get some baking supplies although none of them are on that list.

    My plan is to make ‘masala bread’ which is this bread with curried vegetables htat they sell in Bangalore baking shops. I used to have them as a kid when I lived there. It was absolutely the yummiest thing ever. Even though I was in bangalore this past year, I never got a chance to go hit a iyengar bakery and eat one. :( Very disappointed since I needed an update on the flavor profile. In any case, they generally use sandwich slices, instead I’m going to make my own foccacia bread, and make it a bit runny so it fills up the holes. I made it before for a holiday potluck, and it was gone so fast I was glad I ate some prior! :D

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    cain says:

    @Teddys Person:

    Wow, neat! I’m basically doing this non-gluten stuff as a challenge to myself since I’m not aware that I have any dietary restriction but you know, I’m hitting those 50s and you never know what dietary restrictions are coming!

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    Felonius Monk says:

    Bisquits, beer, and barbecue — 3 of the 4 basic food groups (the 4th being cheeseburgers). Ah, the good life.

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    Duane says:

    “The score is currently Biscuits 24, Football 7.”
    ” It’s hard to beat the Biscuits, Vern.”

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    Raven says:

    20 minutes till kickoff. Fuck ya’ll.

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    cope says:

    Red cabbage with brown sugar, allspice, sliced Granny Smith apples and strips of thick-sliced ham will be sitting next to cheese pirogies on our dinner plates this evening. Also, too I have about half a bottle of stout red vino to wash it down.

    I finished painting the back porch floor today and am surely deserving of such a tasty treat.

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    Scamp Dog says:

    @germy: How do they sound? It strikes me as something that will be either horrible or amazing…

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    low-tech cyclist says:

    Betty, those biscuits look absolutely yummy!

    We’re down in Plant City, and I’d have to track you down for some of those biscuits, but we picked up guava-and-cheese tarts at La Segunda bakery in Ybor on the way from TPA to Plant City. Maybe we should negotiate a trade. ;-)

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    Serena was gorgeous. All best wishes for a lifetime of happiness to the new couple.

    Skimmed the article, so could have missed it, but I don’t think it even mentioned Venus. Presumably she was there! Maid of Honour/Chief Bridesmaid? Just seems odd that she wasn’t even namechecked (unless, as I say, I just overlooked it).

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    I’ll refrain from mentioning that my team Liverpool FC had a comfortable 3-0 home win over Southampton.

    Interesting way of refraining you’ve got there.

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    burnspbesq says:


    If Tennessee wins, END TIMES are upon us.

    Duke won, so we may be there anyway.

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    Duane says:

    @burnspbesq: Duke’s 5-6. A win against GT next week, and bowl eligible, baby.

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    debbie says:


    She was there. I didn’t read the article, but I did check all the photos. The flowers were magnificent!

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    CatHairEverywhere says:

    @cain: This recipe for gluten-free biscuits is very good. (all of the gf recipes on this site are very good) Use the flour blend she recommends for best results.

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    raven says:

    @Duane: Duke played tech today.

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    CatHairEverywhere says:

    Here are several more gf biscuit recipes to choose from- all are good.

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    Duane says:

    @raven: My mistake. Thanks for the correction. Duke plays Wake Forest next.I see your Dawgs rebounded nicely.

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