Monday Midday Open Thread

Feeling kinda stuck today, not unlike Batman and Robin:

The photo is from the @BatLabels Twitter feed, which, as its name suggests, primarily features things that are labeled from the old Batman TV series, e.g., “UNDETACHABLE GLUE PAD.”

Besides that, I got nothing. Open thread!

Anyone watching the Emmy Awards?

I’m switching back and forth between that and Packers vs. Falcons. OMG, Colbert just trotted Sean Spicer out for a cameo as Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer. Really.

Open thread!

Best Television Commercials of Your Youth?

For some reason I just found myself singing this Milk of Magnesia commercial:

What commercials do you remember as favorites? I loved all the Eddie Jemison “Yes I am” Bud Lite commercials, and the Wendy’s “evening wear” commercials were awesome. Oh, and really old Doritos commercials with Avery Schreiber.

When I watched the superbowl ads the last couple of years I just thought they were crude and dull. I sound 95.

Wednesday Afternoon Open Thread

After successfully avoiding it for years, I finally broke down and started watching “Game of Thrones.” I’ve seen most of the first season now.

As fellow viewers know, the show is gory as hell. That doesn’t bother me all that much. In fact, the primary reason I’m hooked so far is in hope of seeing Joffrey come to a sticky end! (No spoilers, please and thank you!)

But I wish they wouldn’t wantonly kill so many animals for no reason at all. It probably says something rotten about my character that that’s what I find most disturbing, but there it is.

Open thread!


Well, in 90 minutes on the East Coast.

I’m nerdgasming.

Still Not Ginger!

The BBC has announced the 13th Doctor:

From The Guardian:

Chris Chibnall, Doctor Who’s new head writer and executive producer, said: “After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor.

“I always knew I wanted the 13th Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for the Doctor simply blew us all away.

“Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The 13th Doctor is on her way.”

Whittaker said: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

At this moment, if you’re attuned to these things, you can feel the millions of gamergaters, men’s rights activists, and these gorilla mindset schmos crying out in despair. Or tweeting about it…

At the risk of crossing the meme streams:

The Funniest Thing You May Read All Year

The Back Person’s Guide to Game of Thrones:

Man, this sounds interesting now! I just wish there were more black people.

Well, there are the Starks, who I refer to as “our cousins.”

Who are the Starks?

The Starks are a family who chilled in their own segregated neighborhood, not bothering anybody. Ned was the father, and he had five kids. He was also raising his nephew Jon Snow. (His sister got knocked up by this crazy guy, and … you know how we do.) Anyway, Ned let his homeboy convince him to take this “good job,” let his daughter marry a white boy and moved his family into a white neighborhood. Ned fell for the trap, and the Lannister/Trumps cut his head off because Ned knew about the Russian collusion.


(via valued commenter Nicole, who is awesome, unlike the horrible no good HeleninEire who can pound sand. I kid.)