Super Bowl Sunday Pre-Game Open Thread

I’m assuming someone will hop in later with a super bowl thread.  Until then, here’s a pre-game thread. I’m recording the kitten bowl because Scout is fascinated with the commercials. Meanwhile, cooking and cleaning is how my day is going. Just made a big batch of puppy training treats.

Sundays are generally politics free for me.

Open thread

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    Did I tell you guys that Bixby locked himself and Scout in the bathroom on Friday and I had to take the doorknob off to get them out? Silly puppy.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Kitten Bowl is the best. I like it even more than the Puppy Bowl, and I love the Puppy Bowl.

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    Brachiator says:

    I ran across a delightful CBS Sunday Morning interview with Linda Ronstadt, who has retired from performing due to her illness. Still a wonderful personality with a great perspective on her life and career.

    It was very cool to learn that her former boyfriend Jerry Brown had visited with her over Thanksgiving.

    Here she is singing with two friends on the David Letterman show.

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    sukabi says:

    @TaMara (HFG): lol. What do you do with 2 horses locked in the bathroom? Good time for a bath as a deterrent?

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    @Brachiator: I really enjoyed the interview, too. Here’s the link to interview.

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    Elmo says:

    The dog cookies look good – I may try those. Right now we are making treats for the pack by putting chunks of beef heart in the dehydrator.

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    JPL says:

    @TaMara (HFG): The local CBS station preempted Sunday morning for super bowl coverage because why not. Thank you and Brach for mentioning what was on.
    My friend’s dog locked herself in a bathroom for hours and panicked which meant sanding and refinishing a door. I’m glad your result wasn’t as bad.

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    raven says:

    We were going to bail on a party this year since we had quite a few no-shows last year and I spent a ton of dough on goodies. We mentioned it to a couple of friends and the said “oh, no, we love your party. We went ahead and I’m making my old standby jambalaya and now I’ve had 4 cancellations in the last hour! I do like the focus on Atlanta’s music and civil rights history on the CBS pre-game.

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    Barbara says:

    Probably not going to watch. My MO recently has been to tune in If it is close in the fourth quarter.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    Oh, we like to make those up at the Mountain Hacienda! We add those little bite-size pepperoni, so they are pumpkin-PB-pepperoni puppy treats!

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    opiejeanne says:

    What channel is showing the kitten bowl?

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    Jeffro says:

    I’m watching, but it’ll be hard pretending it’s actually the Saints vs the Chiefs for three hours.


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    My building is having a Super Bowl party, which is apparently group watching with snacks. Mr DAW says he’s going. If it weren’t for the football, I might too.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    I bought a six foot cat tree from, but after setting it up, I realized it was sized for kittens, not 2 18 lb-ers. So I rebuilt it with 3 cat sized platforms. It is now the favorite place in the house for them.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @raven: Forgot it was Superb Owl Hand Egg Tournament ths afternoon…neighbor has invited me and D over for fajitas and treats…dunno, tho’, we were planning to brew this afternoon.

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    Steeplejack says:


    Hallmark Channel. Cat Bowl on now, Kitten Bowl rerun at 5:00 p.m. EST.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    Robert Kraft – super-MAGAt
    Bill Bellichick – super-MAGAt
    Tom Brady – super-MAGAt

    Coincidence, or MAGAt’s team?

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    chris says:

    Superbowl? Even Canada is up for it.

    Via Reddit

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    zhena gogolia says:

    So that’s why nobody was in church today.

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    Steeplejack says:

    Doctor Zhivago just started on TCM at 4:30 EST. Russian accents, or lack thereof, may be critiqued.

    Balloon Juice favorite The Lion in Winter coming up at 8:00 EST for non-Superb Owlers.

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    raven says:

    “I’m assuming someone will hop in later with a super bowl thread. ”

    Why? Who would? Betty got tired of getting a raft of shit every time she put on up and Cole. . . well, who knows?

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    Duane says:

    @Jeffro: Finally, something to unite our country. Even Patriot fan’s are rooting for GOOOO! LA!

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    NotMax says:

    As for the football thing, while would completely disagree with the use of hilarious in the blurb, it’s harmless and contains some slight amusement value, even with the RT interviewer’s annoying habit of lapsing into a patronizing Yakov Smirnoff imitation.

    Super Bowl: We asked Russians what they know – and the results were hilarious


    Had one intense interaction with her – entirely on a professional basis – and from that would take issue with “wonderful personality.”

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    Barbara says:

    @Steeplejack: I am going to watch Lion in Winter — one of my favorites!

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    HeleninEire says:

    Here’s my contribution to the Superbowl. I haven’t a clue. Never did.

    But oh Holy Hell. England beat Ireland in the 6 nations rugby last night? WTF? Ireland had been the champs for years. And they were the favorite last night.

    Perhaps I should go back and cheer them on. Except for the fecking fact that they’re OUT.

    Gotta say I’m so glad I wasn’t in an Irish pub last night!!

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    NotMax says:


    One of but a handful of movies which unabashedly conveys just how freaking cold those castles were!

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    Doug R says:

    @TaMara (HFG): You need to install one of those bathroom doorknobs with the hole in the middle. In an emergency you can use a thin screwdriver or awl or unbent coat hanger to unlock.

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    Sab says:

    @TaMara (HFG): No you didn’t tell us. As pet owners we should know, just for protection.

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    Sab says:

    @HeleninEire: Glad you are home.

    Aamerican football sucks because players are so damaged

    Rugby is fun.

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    Skepticat says:

    @TaMara (HFG): A friend in California had his cat somehow get into a wall, and he ended up taking out large sections of drywall to retrieve the critter. They do these things just to drive us crazier. It’s working.

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    zhena gogolia says:


    Yes, I loved the idea that they were going to force Julie Christie and Rod Steiger to do Russian accents. That’s the only thing that could possibly make that film worse.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @zhena gogolia:

    Inorite. Words failed me (eventually) last night. At least it got me to go to bed early.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Brickley Paiste:

    So they should be putting helmets on the kittens for the Kitten Bowl?

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Brickley Paiste:

    So they should be putting helmets on the kittens before letting them play in the Kitten Bowl?

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    zhena gogolia says:


    Yuri! There are wolves howling!

    They’re frightened. They won’t hurt us.

    Worst movie ever made! Poor Boris Leonidovich.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @zhena gogolia:

    I don’t think I’ve seen more than a few minutes of it since it first came out. David Lean at his most soporific.

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    NotMax says:

    @zhena gogolia

    When it comes to the films of David Lean, it was always safe to eat off the editing room floor.


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    zhena gogolia says:

    @Steeplejack: @NotMax:

    Brief Encounter is very good. We’ll give him that.

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    eemom says:

    Dump said today he would be reluctant to let little Barron play football because he hears bad stuff about the sport.

    First semi-intelligent, semi-responsible, semi-befitting of a normal human being statement he’s made in the entire course of his “presidency,” and nobody’s paying attention, cuz everybody’s watching the Superbowl. #sad #soverysad

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    zhena gogolia says:

    Bozhe moi, the rainbow over the hydroelectric dam and the balalaika over her shoulder.

    Thank God Colin Firth as Darcy is coming on public TV in 8 minutes.

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    zhena gogolia says:


    I’m afraid that is probably only meant as a slam against people “taking a knee” and not really any kind of intelligent statement.

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    NotMax says:

    @zhena gogolia

    Quite possibly the only time the word brief is suitable when talking his films.


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    Steeplejack says:

    @zhena gogolia:

    No argument.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @zhena gogolia:

    Stop torturing yourself!

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