Friday Night Open Thread

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Finally, its the weekend. My VotW? Making it home. After 2 hours and 20 fucking minutes. I clocked 45 minutes to get on the highway and go 2 miles. Literally just walked in the door, sat down and started writing this. So to hell with everything, I need a beer.

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BleedingRedAndGold

3rd shift thread. Go there. Now.

legal_kush
legal_kush

Damn, you made me not miss city driving!
I got off work, drove from work to beer and then parked on public land halfway home, spent 90 minutes hunting morels, went to a Syttende Mai gathering, drove home. 20-ish minutes windshield time.
VOTW is remembering why I live where I live. Thanks.

KC Dude (A.K.A Zif)

VoTW… I didn’t hit anyone intentionally with the car again. This week was shaping up to be really good. Wednesday rolled around, and I lead two training classes for Microsoft Teams that had a really good turn out, and legitimately good Q&A session. Thursday came and the first training session only had one person signed up for it, but two others showed up. Midway through one of the people walked out. The afternoon class that had about ten people signed up had to be canceled due to the new hire training class having to move into the room I was using because their training room was getting a VR system installed for future training. I got to see some of the VR training in action though. And then Friday started with a dumpster fire that just got worse company wide during the day. With luck this weekend will be decent.

ArrowheadRed
ArrowheadRed

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ArrowheadRed
ArrowheadRed

The protest petition asking HBO to remake Game of Thrones Season 8 is at 920,000 names.

slackator
slackator

I mean do they really expect HBO to spend millions to recall the hundreds of actors who have already moved on to other things and then reshoot the year worth of filming to “get it right” only to have people bitch and moan about this reshot season as well because its the internet and we’ll never like it because you cant sit all of our individual favorites on the throne? OR we can put the blame where it really lies in George RR Martin and his inability to finish a book much less a 2nd one because hes enjoying the newfound fame and starting other series.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

VOTW: Went to Jack Stack last Saturday and had the Crown Prime for the first time ever. It is the most amazing bbq I have ever had. It is so good that if I ever have any better bbq, I will be probably think God himself smoked it.

Nasrani
Nasrani

Funny because it’s true. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tony Sommer

The NBA announcer just called a no-look pass a look away pass. Who calls it that?

MasterChief
MasterChief

A professional basketball telecast anchorperson?

ArrowheadRed
ArrowheadRed

Come on, NBA. Let the Raptors have a title.

Tyrone
Tyrone

Do you even watch NBA? Heard look away pass many times

Tony Sommer

I’ve never heard it before in my entire life. It’s always been a no-look pass.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

In Royals news, Alex Gordon laid it all out. He is interested in playing past this season but he isn’t going to play for another team. #BuryHimARoyal

A Lunar Ting

I like this man’s mentality. Show him the $, @Royals

slackator
slackator

theyve already given him way to much money for very sub standard play over the last 3 years so if he wants to stay Royal then its time for him to reward the team for their loyalty otherwise hes blocking the future of the team in AAA

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

Sub-standard offense maybe, up until this year but he is still the best defensive left-fielder in all of baseball.

slackator
slackator

thats true but you dont pay that type of money for great defense and sub .200 hitting. This year he finally looks back to form and worth the money but that doesnt erase the stink hes been for 3 years offensively

slackator
slackator

whoever voted this down, youre entitled to your opinion obviously but lets remove the name from the equation, should you expect more than .224 BA 13HR 46RBIs 1WAR average over the last 3 years for $48 million?

TNCHIEFS
TNCHIEFS

VOTW. I started helping a company 18 mo ago. When I started revenue was 30K/mo. Found out today it’s up to 120K/mo. and I found another 360K im annual revenue available just laying on the table. Still don’t know the difference between a SAM and a WILL, but apparently I know something.

Otoh, I’m in a fight to the death with AT&T. Fuck the the corporate money whores! They and Comcast just fucking rob customers. This is a hill to die on. And no Tony, I’m not at Applebees tonight. Mixing it up with Beth, Kathy, Cambrin and Corey. I feel like Austin Powers, baby.

ArrowheadRed
ArrowheadRed

I once walked into an AT&T store and paid off a $1,500 bill on lines that had been shut off. Then the customer service representative told me I had to put down a deposit to get a new line of service. I said are you serious? I just gave you $1,500 and you’re going to ask me to put down a deposit? I walked right out and I’ve never been on AT&T since.

TNCHIEFS
TNCHIEFS

They’re like the companies that helped create the opioid crisis. But money never sent any of those mofos to jail.

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon

AT&T totally ruined DirecTV. I am about to box up all that gear and ship it back to them. For the $300 Sunday Ticket will cost me I can go to the fuckin bar and have food and beer every sunday. Used to be I would reup every year for another 12 months of the maxxed out package and they would throw that shit in for free. Now they offered me a whole $20 off what I was paying and no NFL. Screw that

ArrowheadRed
ArrowheadRed

Last season i paid $100 I think to get Sunday Ticket streaming online. The picture quality was a little worse, but good enough for me.

Tony Sommer

I just went to the ATM to deposit some cash and it was doing a software update.

Mattl
Mattl

A software update to an ATM on a Friday night – only an IT person could have scheduled something like that.

ArrowheadRed
ArrowheadRed

I once lost $100 bill in an ATM that restarted in the middle of my deposit. The bank claimed they lost the video and therefore could not reimburse me. I was heated because I did two hours total of talking and paperwork trying to get that $100 back.

BleedingRedAndGold

Well who else is going to update the software, the accounting department?

Tony Sommer

As an IT person, most people spend their Friday nights at home by themselves doing nothing right? What would they need an ATM for?

Mattl
Mattl

LOL, I just meant that an IT person (no offense) wouldn’t think about it the same way as marketing or sales person, who would be more likely to think that an ATM will be used much more Friday-Sunday than Monday-Thursday.

Tony Sommer
Mattl
Mattl

Afraid to click. I just know you’re trying to take me to an illegal site!

Tony Sommer

I tried to link directly to the image, but since it didn’t end in the file type it didn’t embed.

https://dilbert.com/strip/1991-01-22

Mattl
Mattl

LOL, that’s awesome.

Berserker
Berserker

Is it a Huawei ATM?

Tony Sommer

UMB

legal_kush
legal_kush

I don’t know if this means I’m just old, and I am adding this at the end of a long thread so it is not directed at any one person, but if you have cash in your pocket and can’t help but put it in a machine, go out of your way to do it, and then bitch about the hassle, I can’t help but think you have yet to grasp the fucking concept of “cash.”

Tony Sommer

The reason I needed to put it in the bank is so I can pay my credit card bill, which is due next week.

That being said you’d hate China. Everybody pays with an app called WeChat. Like some small places don’t take cash, only WeChat.

legal_kush
legal_kush

China is not a bucket list destnation, but tech isn’t the issue. You can have cash too… when I go to an ATM it’s to get cash.
Like I said, I’m old.
I’m willing to bet a $5 bill there are a few places in China where a little barter with goods you touch and feel go farther than your app, too.

Tony Sommer

I think you’d be surprised. Maybe you should put China on the bucket list to see for yourself 🙂

Berserker
Berserker

VOTW: Got the neglected sunny parts of my yard all over-seeded and top-soiled. Now I just need to do a rain dance.

Snafu
Snafu

Did my over-seeding a few weeks ago. No rain dance needed.

Gersidi76
Gersidi76

Got the meat all prepped, half a face cord of hickory split. Got some brews! Midnight pork shoulder on the Lang!

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Dave B.
Dave B.

My VoTW… Carvana fucked up and sent me the wrong floor mats so I complained and they gave me a credit to purchase new ones… and it’s enough to cover Weathertech mats. Score!

Snafu
Snafu

Weathertech sucks, IMO, as a passenger who’s ridden in a vehicle with them. They slide around because they’re rigid, crappy plastic.
The owner, however, loves them. I think the driver’s side are secured.

Dave B.
Dave B.

Well, that may be but as someone who does an awful lot of fishing they certainly save the carpet from my wet shoes.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer

VotW made it through another week of work without losing my shit on anyone for doing stupid crap. Now made it to the lake for some RnR / fishing possibly a brew or 2

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

Same. Same.

Mattl
Mattl

What a world. Who’d have guessed 20 years ago that you could hang out at the lake while simultaneously chatting with Chiefs fans all over the world?

BleedingRedAndGold

Better future than jet packs and flying cars, if you ask me.

ArrowheadRed
ArrowheadRed

Both of those exist, it’s just not very many people have them.

BleedingRedAndGold

True, but neither’s what they’re cracked up to be on TV & movies. They weren’t the future we anticipated, and what we got was the Internet Age. If they still exist, scholars of the future will be discussing the dawn of the internet and the changes it wrought. Also the things that didn’t happen, such as what would’ve happened had Sears not closed down their catalogue department down mere years before the internet took off.

We really do live in extraordinary times, by any measure.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer

Hey another victory

Fire_FG_the_moron
Fire_FG_the_moron

Last April I chatted on the AP while at the Skillet concert. Tech is good until its bad.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

Count your blessings. It took everything in my power not to completely lose my shit on someone.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer

I may have an anger problem, no maybe about it I do have a problem. But overall I am getting better at staying calm, while my blood boils on the inside. Either way it’s about once a week where it takes everything I have to keep it under control

Tony Sommer

Since we were talking about Star Wars yesterday.

Berserker
Berserker

By the way, ISWYDT on the Alex thread. But it’s been a while since I vented about the Alex years, so, eh. I’m willing to take the bait once in a while. Maybe one day we’ll most of us kinda converge on what he did and didn’t contribute to his teams, kinda like we have with Green. I’m not sure whether the fact that he’s not playing now will speed that process along, or stall it out.

Tony Sommer

He’s a decent, but not great, QB. I think everybody can agree that we’re much better off with Mahomes.

ArrowheadRed
ArrowheadRed

I Echo your opinion.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

For me, Smith is what the Chiefs needed at the time. He allowed the Chiefs to compete while building the roster for an eventual successor. He wasn’t the best QB but he was a good one and should be looked at differently by the majority of the fanbase. How many teams can say they were rebuilding while making the playoffs in all but one year?

Tony Sommer

He was a fine placeholder until we found our real franchise guy.

Mattl
Mattl

Agreed. When you look at the other QBs that were available from 2013-2015 or so, there’s no doubt in my mind that Dorsey and Reid made a great decision. However, I actually think that most Chiefs fans fully understand that.

The next time Smith is in KC for a football game (whether as a player or a coach), he’ll be received EXTREMELY well by KC fans. I bet he gets a standing ovation for how he helped change the mindset and work ethic of the team.

ArrowheadRed
ArrowheadRed

If the standard is making the playoffs then yeah he did a great job.

BleedingRedAndGold

Better to be perennial playoff contenders than perennial cellar-dwellers. If winning a ring is the sole criteria for success, the franchise has had only one successful QB. That includes Green and Montana along with Smith, and the same goes if the standard is lowered to simply appearing in one for KC. Placing the cut-off somewhere within the playoffs stops making sense after getting a W there, but realistically all you can expect from your team going into the season is a PO appearance. All bets are off, once those games start.

And while he didn’t “elevate other players” in ways that were obvious on the field, when he came here he immediately stabilized the offense. That wasn’t a fluke, because while he was the starter in DC the team was remarkably drama-free. I’ve gotten to the point where I no longer remember when they weren’t a combination soap opera and dumpster fire.

BleedingRedAndGold

Also, where I’d rate AS11 is “above average”, about 13-14. Not elite by any means, and maybe not quite good enough to make his team limp forward in the playoffs (although it wasn’t his fault that he couldn’t beat the Turf Monster in Indy. Defense fell apart in that one.). Better than 58% of the QBs in the NFL is not a bad thing.

Fire_FG_the_moron
Fire_FG_the_moron

VOTW, calling out USA TODAY on twitter for their bullshit Chiefs-bashing article and using another of their articles against them.

BleedingRedAndGold

Link to this no-doubt glorious action?

Fire_FG_the_moron
Fire_FG_the_moron

I think it should come up on AG twitter feed.

pompano
pompano

Fucked up traffic is fucked up.

Nasrani
Nasrani

Thinking about running for office.

Mattl
Mattl

Def Leppard once did a cover of this that was pretty cool too.

wvchiefsfan
wvchiefsfan

The whole billion dollar babies album rocks. The deluxe edition has a bonus live album that’s pretty good too.