Meanwhile In Canada…

Apparently since all of the Canadian teams have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, there’s not a whole lot going on in the Great White North…

From The Ottawa Citizen:

An apparently dog-tired pooch diverted traffic in Oxford Mills on the weekend until police picked him up to continue his snooze in the back of an OPP cruiser.

Grenville County officers got the report at 3:30 p.m. Saturday of a large dog lying in the middle of Water Street.

“The dog appeared content and refused to move, thus causing vehicles to drive around him,” officers noted.

“Fortunately, police were able to persuade the uninjured dog to continue his apparent much-needed rest in the back of the cruiser.”

Officers returned the pup to his home in the village about 50 km southwest of Ottawa where he’d escaped from a fenced backyard.

“The dog was happily reunited with his owners but sadly missed by the officers,” police said.

The dog, having successfully slept on the yellow line, is now a member in good standing of the local outlaw motorcycle club!//

Open thread, if you can stay awake.






136 replies
  1. 1
    japa21 says:

    Yawn. I know how the dog felt.

  2. 2
    Steve in the ATL says:

    Lane splitting dogs are a thing now?

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Saw someone from Ontario on FB (a person I don’t know) saying, in very colourful language, that the Ford administration has (as of April 1) cut way back on — and will eliminate within the next year — all pain-management clinics and services. Any of our Ontarian Jackals here know if that has a scrap of truth to it? Dog knows I’m no Doug Ford fan, but it seems such a policy would have generated a bit of commentary before now.

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    dlwchico says:

    I hope they get a grizzly bear to play the dog in the movie version.

  6. 6
    TenguPhule says:

    Chewbacca has died.

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    Spanky says:

    Haven’t checked earlier threads, but I mourn the passing of Chewbacca. Peter Mayhew has died at 74.

  8. 8

    The NYT has a hilariously droll article making fun of Twitter’s CEO: Jack Dorsey Is Gwyneth Paltrow for Silicon Valley

    Young men are staggering around, hungry for days. They are throwing themselves into ice baths and cryotherapy pods. There are not enough beds at the silent vegan meditation centers to accommodate them. They need more near-infrared bulbs.

    They are the followers of Jack Dorsey, Silicon Valley’s answer to the mega-influencer Gwyneth Paltrow. The lithe, 42-year-old tech founder has become a one-man Goop.
    […]
    Many of the activities Mr. Dorsey endorses are not inherently fun, and so his personal seal of approval makes a big difference.

    “It’s such a strange service — who wants to be in the cold? You need to hear about it from someone you trust,” said Michael Garrett, the head of Reboot, a spa that offers cryotherapy around the Bay Area. (Cryotherapy is when you make yourself get cold.) “And now people are getting their information from C.E.O.s. That’s where the culture is going. Mr. Dorsey’s a successful guy. So you listen.”
    […]
    But no community has embraced Mr. Dorsey as their guru more than the fasters, who spend days on end just not eating. Mr. Dorsey’s very public endorsements of this movement have led to criticism that he is endorsing eating disorders.

    The WeFast community, started in 2015, now has around 25,000 members across its closed Slack and Facebook groups. They share about fasting and their blood ketone levels. There is also a private WhatsApp group for Silicon Valley power players who fast.

    “WeFast!” At least we live in one of the cyberpunk dystopias that’s sometimes amusing.

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    NotMax says:

    Obligatory, the first minute of the opening for The Stunt Man.

    ;)

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Spanky:

    RIP, Chewie. What a great character.

    I hope Peter Mayhew was no relation to our own Richard Mayhew, but in case there’s a connection, RM has my condolences.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    Young men are staggering around, hungry for days. They are throwing themselves into ice baths and cryotherapy pods. There are not enough beds at the silent vegan meditation centers to accommodate them. They need more near-infrared bulbs.

    This reads like a bad satire of a dystopia.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: speaking of Ford and Ontario, I was driving to Chattanooga this morning and there were two Ford F-150’s with Ontario plates doing 75 in the left lane where the speed limit was 70. I now hate all of Canada.

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    @TenguPhule:

    This reads like a bad satire of a dystopia.

    It’s a news story from the Bay Area in 2019, so, yes.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    You are forgetting all about metric, aren’t you?

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    Aleta says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: All I know is that Ford is doing a lot of bad stuff (specifics I don’t remember) right now. I still can’t get over his election.

    And Chewbacca died. (Peter Mayhew).

    I had a cat who sounded just like a Wookiee. He would converse back and forth with us. He (the cat) also won Miss Congeniality of the House year after year.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: had they been going 75 kph it would have led to a road rage incident!

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    Immanentize says:

    @Spanky:

    Peter Mayhew has died

    The guy here on B-J who writes those awesome posts on Obamacare? Oh how sad.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @TenguPhule: Or a bad dystopia of satire.

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    Baud says:

    @Immanentize:

    Murdered by some guy named David Anderson.

  20. 20
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Immanentize: The death panels got to him.

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    Mary G says:

    The beluga whale found wearing a Russian camera harness is refusing to leave Norway.

    It enjoys being petted on the nose. Of course, it has escaped and defected to a country where it is treated well.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    No, no, they thought they were doing 75 clicks. A leisurely < 50 mph.

  24. 24
    Mr. Kite says:

    I think the fucking internet was a mistake and I’ve spent the last 25 years keeping servers running for web companies.

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    TenguPhule says:

    Senate Democrats ask NRA execs, PR firm for documents related to alleged self-dealing

    Alexa, place an order for popcorn. Lots of popcorn.

    Three Senate Democrats have asked current and former National Rifle Association executives and the organization’s public relations firm to turn over letters, third-party audits, memos and other materials as they look into allegations of self-dealing and examine the NRA’s nonprofit status.

    Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), members of the Senate Committee on Finance, sent letters Thursday to NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre, former NRA president Oliver North and Ackerman McQueen, the group’s longtime public relations firm. It has asked the men and the firm to hand over all requested documents by May 16.

    The inquiries come after internal drama at the organization roiled the NRA’s annual meeting last weekend in Indianapolis. In a letter to the NRA’s board, LaPierre claimed North had tried to extort him by threatening to allege a “devastating account” of the NRA’s financial status unless LaPierre resigned from his position and withdrew the NRA from a lawsuit it had filed against Ackerman.

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    Immanentize says:

    @Mr. Kite:
    May I quote you, sir?

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    Baud says:

    @Mr. Kite:

    Balloon Juice makes me feel that way too.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @TaMara (HFG): I was okay, till I saw this one:

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    TenguPhule says:

    Leave my family out of it’: Nurse turned legislator gets death threat over controversial vaccine bill

    Its 2019. In the USA.

    Kyle Mullica, a freshman member of Colorado’s House, came into office this past January with a sense of mission.

    An emergency-room nurse, he had run a campaign based on his experience in the world of medicine, in an era where anxiety about health care is high. Even with his experience, he was surprised when during an introductory meeting with an official from the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment, he was told that Colorado was at the bottom nationwide for the percentage of children in kindergarten who were vaccinated against diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella. He had seen people coming into the ER with “vaccine-preventable” diseases like whooping cough, he said, but he was still shocked.

    “That was extremely concerning to me,” he said in a phone interview this week. “I wanted to make sure we were doing something about that.”

    Mullica, a Democrat who represents a district in the Denver area, said he started looking at options to improve this. This week, a bill he sponsored to tighten vaccination protocols for parents raised hopes among public health groups. It died in the state Senate on Thursday afternoon.

    But being the face of a political effort to tackle this pressing public health issue has made Mullica the target of threats. Mullica received an email that likened him to a Nazi doctor and said that he deserved to die after the bill passed the state’s House on Saturday.

    “The world would be better if your home burned down with you and your family in it,” it read in part, according to a copy published by CBS.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Mary G: Send Mueller over to do the debrief.

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    Mo MacArbie says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Before I clicked, it looked like he was sitting at a piano about to break into “Open Invitation to the Blues”, or something.

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    NotMax says:

    @TenguPhule

    Another jump, another chase
    Another race through outer space
    To pass such quests best
    The plot suggests best
    Takin’ Wookiee.

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    chris says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Don’t know about pain management stuff but it may not be on the list yet. You can read the list here. The poor, the sick and the old, standard “conservative” targets. Kids, too, of course.

    I’m so pleased to see the site working again!

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    rikyrah says:

    Well…someone’s campaign can’t be happy about this 😊😊👏👏

    Lynn Sparks (@witch0winter) Tweeted:
    Made an error here. Hawaii is doing a party-run primary for 2020, not a caucus. So that actually narrows it down to just 4 caucuses from 2016’s 14. 2020 is going to see a lot of change for sure, and I look forward to mapping it. https://t.co/DPIB5ajiju https://twitter.com/witch0winter/status/1124074132730204161?s=17

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    plato says:

    Cruise ship quarantined over confirmed measles case; ship is not allowed to leave port; nearly 300 passengers and crew can't disembark. https://t.co/DDPhGyUcbV— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 1, 2019

    It's the Scientology Sea Org vessel. I doubt it would have been a fun cruise even if they hadn't gotten quarantined by measles.— Rosalind (@Rosal1ndRu553ll) May 1, 2019

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    Mr. Kite says:

    @Immanentize: by all means, if it pleases you.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @plato:

    It’s the Scientology Sea Org vessel.

    The Tom Cruise ship.

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    plato says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: You had to go there, didn’t you?

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    Makes me tear up.

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    Immanentize says:

    @Mr. Kite: It just seemed to sum up so much of life today — my life at least.
    I liked it. Thank you.

  42. 42
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @plato:

    NotMax isn’t around. Someone has to.

  43. 43
    NotMax says:

    @SiubhanDuinne

    Ba-DUMM-bumm. Well played.

    :)

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @NotMax:

    Hat tip to the Master.

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    Mr. Kite says:

    A scientologist cruise ship. Sounds like the perfect holiday. Except when they won’t let you disembark before you turn your house over to them.

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    germy says:

    Blankenship is suing Don Jr. ?

  47. 47
    germy says:

    Some Avengers: Endgame Midnight Screenings May Have Exposed Moviegoers to Measles

    https://screenrant.com/avengers-endgame-screenings-measles/

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    danielx says:

    @Mr. Kite:

    Considering how tired it’s making me just reading the news, you’ve convinced me. Is Trump Exhaustion Syndrome a real thing?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    Florida Man! goes to Hawaii.

    Actually, I’ve not read the article, I have no idea where the guy who fell in is from. But Florida seemed like a safe guess.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: LMAO! Well played.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steve in the ATL: Throw in my Canadienne caused elbow injury from 1992, and I am right there with you.

  52. 52

    @germy: They can’t even stand one another.

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    Steeplejack says:

    Despite a twinge of “fiddling while Rome burns” because of the news trend this week, I’m overjoyed to report that I got an excellent deal today on my new phone, a Samsung Galaxy S10e. Best Buy is running a sale on all the S10 models (maybe on some others, too)—$200 off if you buy an unlocked model but activate it at the time of purchase. Sounded kind of screwy, but I researched it and couldn’t find any pitfalls.

    So I retired my first-gen Moto X (in service since January 2014) and successfully hooked up the S10e to my Verizon account. Everything seems is working fine, although there is enough different in the interface that I’m fumbling around a bit. Verizon will bill me for a $30 activation fee, but that’s it, allegedly.

    I got the ice-blue model with 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage for $650, down from $850. Sweet.

    If you’re in the market for a new phone, you might check it out. Dunno how long the sale will go.

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    chris says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Oooh! Story time!

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    Fair Economist says:

    @TenguPhule:

    Young men are staggering around, hungry for days. They are throwing themselves into ice baths and cryotherapy pods. There are not enough beds at the silent vegan meditation centers to accommodate them. They need more near-infrared bulbs.

    This reads like a bad satire of a dystopia.

    I’d call it a good satire. I thought even the real-world article was funny. I think you could get a very funny satire from this kind of material.

    That said, intermittent fasting isn’t really kooky and there is a good amount of evidence it could be good for you, especially in our 24/7 food culture. It’s a very functional version of calorie restriction in animal models. The super-overpriced substitutes for a Finnish sauna, well kind of kooky although probably not harmful.

  56. 56

    I love Ted Lieu. Here’s a low tech Ted Talk!

    Ted Talk ⁦@tedlieupic.twitter.com/O20YsAUNgR— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) May 3, 2019

  57. 57
    Jay says:

    “LOS ANGELES — Federal prosecutors are pursuing a new set of parents in the college admissions fraud scandal, sending ripples of fear through elite circles in Southern California and stirring speculation about which well-heeled executive or celebrity might be the next to be charged.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/01/us/college-admissions-scandal.html

  58. 58
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @rikyrah: Maybe he can borrow Jeb’s “!” and return it after the second or third primary?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: This one too!

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @chris: Not really. Drunk Canadian girl stumbled into me as I was walking her to her hotel room. I fell and landed on my right elbow. That arm doubled in size overnight. Since I wasn’t going to go to a random doctor on a Greek island. I self medicated with Ouzo for the next five days and had someone look at it when I got back to Germany. It took nearly 20 years before I could completely straighten that arm.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: so you identify as straight now? Interesting.

    @Steeplejack: you have an android phone? I’m sorry your life is going so badly.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @germy:

    Blankenship is suing Don Jr. ?

    So let it be written, so let it be done. :-D

    Actually, haven’t heard a thing about this until now. I feel like rooting for the meteor. Is that about right?

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Immanentize:

    I hear he had bad health insurance.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Mr. Kite: It isn’t used for luxury cruises, though I’m sure everyone on board is well catered to. This cruise ship is the only Scientology facility where a scientologist can get the highest level training: Operating Thetan (Level) VIII. The training and certification cost very, very large amounts of money and, of course, to reach that level, a scientologist will have already spent very, very, very large sums of money on levels I to VII.

    What’s amusing, for lack of a better term, for the non-scientologists, is that those who are deemed ready for Operating Thetan VIII training and certification are, because of their achievements as a scientologists, supposed to be immune to most diseases.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steve in the ATL: That’s really none of your business.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @germy: Defamation!
    https://www.wtap.com/content/news/Blankenship-files-defamation-lawsuit-against-Trump-Jr–509200051.html

    By WTAP Staff | Posted: Mon 1:52 AM, Apr 29, 2019
    MINGO COUNTY, W.Va (WTAP) – Former Massy Energy CEO and U.S Senate candidate Don Blankenship has filed a defamation lawsuit against one of the president’s sons.

    In a press release issued on Sunday, Blankenship outlined that he is suing Trump JR. for quote “his role in spreading what President Trump calls “fake news”.

    Blankenship claims a tweet sent out by Trump Jr. was part of a conspiracy in the Republican party to sabotage his campaign for United States senate in 2018.

    The press release also went on to say that Blankenship was falsely charged with three felonies which came on the heels of a deadly mining explosion that killed 29 at the Upper Big Branch mine.

    Blankenship was found guilty in 2015 of a misdemeanor charge of conspiring to willfully violate mine safety and health standards.

    Blankenship is asking for damages for defamation, false light invasion of privacy, and an injunction against trump junior to have the tweet removed from public access.

    The complete lawsuit has been added to this article in the related document section.

    Some of the tweets mentioned in the lawsuit can be found below:

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    germy says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:
    “Let them fight.”

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    germy says:

    @Adam L Silverman: How long before that gets thrown out of court?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @germy: You’ll have to ask one of the lawyers.

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    lamh36 says:

    Awww…yeah…tonight was my last class of the Spring semester. All I’ve got now is one take home final due in 10 days…and then it’s OFF TO LONDON!

    Got my Mondays and Thursdays free again…that is until the Summer semester begins…but STILL London before Summer classes

    https://media.giphy.com/media/nXxOjZrbnbRxS/giphy.gif

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    Fuck off, you Apple stooge.

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    chris says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    self medicated with Ouzo

    Tried that once, worst hangover ever! The retsina probably didn’t help…

    Good story, glad you recovered.

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    @Steve in the ATL: That’s really none of your business.

    That’s clearly the case, but please break it to me gently if I’m out of consideration due to my gender.

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    plato says:

    bbc

    Results are coming in after local elections in England and Northern Ireland, with disillusionment about Brexit expected to be a big factor.

    Voting took place for 248 English councils, six mayors and all 11 councils in Northern Ireland.

    Minister James Cleverly said it would be a “tough night” for the Tories, who expect to lose hundreds of seats.

    Labour councillors have also warned of a “very difficult night” for their party, with both sides blaming Brexit.

    Results for 108 English councils are expected before 06:00, with the other 140 results expected throughout Friday.

    So far the Tories have lost six councils and Labour two.

    Live results.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @plato: First off, I’d like the dead results. I want to know the casualty numbers. Secondly, if both the Tories and Labour are expecting to get obliterated, who, exactly, is going to be winning?

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    Steeplejack says:

    @plato:

    If Labour and the Tories are both losing, who’s winning the seats? Not some Wodehousian far-right party, I hope.

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    Jay says:

    Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 Retweeted

    Ricky Davila
    @TheRickyDavila
    Stephen Taubert, the MAGA Cultist who threatened to hang and kill Auntie Maxine Waters and President Barack Obama was sentenced to almost 4 years in prison.

    Hate comes with a price racists.

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    Jerzy Russian says:

    @germy:

    Can one root for injuries here? Maybe some of the lawyers here can advise.

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    plato says:

    @Adam L Silverman: @Steeplejack: Looks like lib dems will reap the benefit of brexshit sourness.

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    plato says:

    Also. Too. The greens. ukip (bummer)

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    Bill Arnold says:

    I was hopeful for a moment:
    A National Day of Prayer guest drove the demons out of the White House (Heather Timmons, May 2, 2019)

    “We declare right now that there is a hedge of protection over our president, first lady,…

    Checked. Nope, there are still demons in the White House. (No obvious metaphysical hedge either.)
    Comey’s language in his op-ed yesterday:
    And then you are lost. He has eaten your soul.
    The Abrahamic religions, and many other religions, have words for beings that gain enjoyment and sustenance from the process of corrupting people. “Demons” is one of them.
    Comey’s language was not for us; it was for Trump supporters, especially religious supporters.

    (That’s only partly an attempt at dark humor. :-)

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho: Let’s just say that Steve is out of the picture and not just due to his gender.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Huh. So you don’t like lawyers either. Nobody does.

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    Aleta says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: The Tom Cruise ship.

    you’re the best

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    @plato:

    Looks like lib dems will reap the benefit of brexshit sourness.

    You could pick worse people to try and salvage internationalism than the neoliberals…

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    YESSSS! Love it.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @plato: Looks like UKIP is getting its clock cleaned as well. Down 22 council seats.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Drunk Canadian girl stumbled into me as I was walking her to her hotel room.

    Uh huh.

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    plato says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Yup. bbc contradicting itself.

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: @Gin & Tonic: I’m hoping it’s not a “doesn’t like lawyers thing” or I’m toast, and I was hopeful for a bit.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:
    Now that you mention it, how tall is our health-insurance blogger?

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: [sad face emoji]

    @SiubhanDuinne: how do you say “roofie” in Greek?

    @Adam L Silverman: a good start! Better when they get to -0-

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I believe that’s referred to as a hip check.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: True story! You will note that I do not claim that I was sober at the time.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Amir Khalid: 5’7 tops.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    try and

    Try *to*

    Don’t make me pie you again!

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    Barbara says:

    @plato: That would be a best case scenario. These are the local elections, but there are new pro-Brexit parties that will be participating in the EU elections.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Steve in the ATL: They’ve only got 10 seats left and they’re not done with the counting.

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    plato says:

    Indies (+94) also making big gains so far on par with libdems (+99). Wake up call for both the parties.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    Holy cow, Philly is putting the hurt on Toronto.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Adam L Silverman: More of a shoulder barge.

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    @Steve in the ATL: sheriff of the comment section over here

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    Good ad!

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    I have never measured him.

    My bad.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Ouch!

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    Don’t make me pie you again!

    Spoken like an true historian.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: PIE!

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    laura says:

    @lamh36: I’m guessing you’re going to feel just like that dancing kid from yesterday’s post when you turn in the last paper. Congratulations on your acheivement. What a year you’ve had and by the time you arrive in London, it’s going to be all kinds of Royal Baby Sussex stuff. Please come home with a commemorative tea towel!

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    NotMax says:

    @SiubhanDuinne

    Ooh, Subarunicorn be feisty tonight. Like watching good improv.

    :)

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    satby says:

    @Adam L Silverman: she has guts. Good for her, I hope she wins.

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    The Pale Scot says:

    Adam,
    What service do you use to watch the Pro14 matches? I’m tired of using the gambling streaming sites. Shitty video and uncertain time slots. RugbyPass seems to just have southern hemisphere matches

    Thnx

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    @SiubhanDuinne: how do you say “roofie” in Greek?

    That’s not an especially gentlemanly to imply about my beloved Omnes. I thought you were from the South?

    @Steve in the ATL:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    try and

    Try *to*

    Thank you!

    Adam, can we please have a weekly grammar and usage thread? USD could be involved.
    @SiubhanDuinne:

    Spoken like an true historian.

    You hate me.

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    The Pale Scot says:

    @Steve in the ATL: ‘Cause the defacto speed limit is 85, right?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @The Pale Scot: I watch it on cable. ESPN2HD. There’s a match being broadcast this Saturday – Munster V Benetton. It’s on at 10 AM EDT. One word of caution, for some reason they broadcast some sort of racing qualifying for the first half of last week’s game. I do not know why. I’ll check with Yarrow for you though as he’s got a list of all the places you can stream these games.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @The Pale Scot: RugbyPass seems to have British rugby this weekend. And couple of weekends ago, one of the NBC sports (non-subscription) channels had a Racing 92 match.

    You might want to ask Yarrow if you come across him; he’s another fan.

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    plato says:

    With about 30% in, cons (-185) have lost more than 3 times the seats as much as labour (-54).

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @The Pale Scot: I just sent you a test message to the email you use to comment here.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Adam L Silverman: @Omnes Omnibus: So I guess Yarrow is our go-to expert on this.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho:

    Adam, can we please have a weekly grammar and usage thread? USD could be involved.

    Why do you hate me?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Adam L Silverman: How much time do you have?

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    @Steeplejack: The correct term is iSheep.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA:

    I don’t hate the Appletarians. Just don’t like the fomenting of religious wars.

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    NotMax says:

    @Steeplejack

    In warfare it’s key to neutralize both command and control.

    :)

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    Steeplejack says:

    @NotMax:

    Thank you, Silverman Jr.!

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    NotMax says:

    @Steeplejack

    Keyboard humor is a niche market.

    ;)

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @satby:

    she has guts.

    Mary Tyler Moore: Well….
    Lou Grant: I HATE guts!

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: sometimes Balloon Juice After Dark can be rather crude

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    Steeplejack says:

    @NotMax:

    All too true.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @The Pale Scot: Here’s what Yarrow said:

    In the US they’re on the ESPN+ app (https://plus.espn.com/). You can download it on smart TVs or watch it on a tablet, phone or computer. It’s not free but at $4.99/month, which includes past matches going back 30 days, it’s not a bad deal. You can cancel the subscription at any time.

    Occasionally they’ll broadcast one on ESPN2, like the match you mentioned, but if you want to see all of them the ESPN+ app is the way to go.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: That’s NBCSportsHD. They run at least on Premiership game a week. Unless the European Championship is being played. And they have the contract for the Rugby World Cup as they did for the Six Nations. Their Gold Pass is $75 a year and you get every Premiership game, every European Cup championship game, and every Rugby World Cup game.

    This weekend NBCSportsHD has one Premiership game, Saracens V Exeter, on Saturday night at at 7:30 EDT. The following weekend is the European Cup Championship. And ESPN2HD has the Pro14 game this Saturday AM at 10:00 AM EDT.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Apparently he’s both a huge rugby fan and has all the details on all the places you can watch the games.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Adam L Silverman: That sounds worthwhile.

    @Adam L Silverman: There’s one in every crowd. Luckily for the rest of us.

    ETA: I can find you a Packer bar in Paris if that helps.

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    The Pale Scot says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Hmm.., I’m at different location at the moment and the RugbyPass website looks different, I could never find a 6 nation game before.

    I’ve been using VIP Leåg¨ue, all the games but the quality varies. And I’ve yet to figure out how the starting times are listed. I wake up early Sat. morning and find absolutely wrong about when the matches start.

    Edit, thnx Yarrow for the ESPN + tip, that seems the way to go. It’s a great deal me thinks.

    Look at the prices for a playoff match,
    http://www.glasgowwarriors.org.....ospitality

    Scotch Ambassador, I’m on that team…

    Sorry, got called away, thanks for the info folks, Adam I don’t have my laptop mapped into that mailbox, I’ll get tomorrow

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    The Pale Scot says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    What’s amusing, for lack of a better term, for the non-scientologists, is that those who are deemed ready for Operating Thetan VIII training and certification are, because of their achievements as a scientologists, supposed to be immune to most diseases.

    I had a notion that was the case.

    And just how much time have you spent in Clearwater?

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