Thursday O/T: Afternoon To Afternight

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If you like lazing on a Thursday afternoon or prefer the evening for your conversations, these OTs are here for your convenience.

Have some sports:

It’s an open thread, so talk about stuff.

With that, time’s yours.

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pompano
pompano
06/25/2020 11:19 pm

Alone, adj. In bad company
DD

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
06/25/2020 10:26 pm

lol

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
06/25/2020 10:10 pm

I wish football would come back so we can find something else to argue about

pompano
pompano
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
06/25/2020 10:16 pm

Have a hot dog sandwich in the meantime 🙂

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  pompano
06/25/2020 10:16 pm

Hot dogs are a taco.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2020 10:21 pm

HOW DARE YOU. Hot dogs are a taco.

pompano
pompano
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
06/25/2020 10:28 pm

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pompano
pompano
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
06/25/2020 10:21 pm

That’s crazy talk, wtf?

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
06/25/2020 10:26 pm

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HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  Severely Concussed
06/25/2020 10:27 pm

Chock full of peckers and lips!

pompano
pompano
06/25/2020 9:53 pm

“If wishes were fishes, we’d all cast nets.”

Gurney (or maybe Duncan)

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  pompano
06/25/2020 11:01 pm

Or as my mom used to say, “Wish in one hand and shit in the other and let me know which one fills up faster.”

pompano
pompano
06/25/2020 9:46 pm

I have written the tale of our life
For a sheltered people’s mirth,
In jesting guise—but ye are wise,
And ye know what the jest is worth.
RK

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
06/25/2020 9:28 pm

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pompano
pompano
06/25/2020 9:22 pm

Prayer must never be answered: if it is, it ceases to be prayer and becomes correspondence.
OW

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  pompano
06/25/2020 9:30 pm

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pompano
pompano
06/25/2020 9:02 pm

InfantileDisloyalBordercollie

wut?

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  pompano
06/25/2020 9:04 pm

I have no idea how to respond

pompano
pompano
Reply to  Severely Concussed
06/25/2020 9:08 pm

Friends should always tell you the truth. But please don’t.
LCK

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  pompano
06/25/2020 9:19 pm

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pompano
pompano
Reply to  Severely Concussed
06/25/2020 9:13 pm
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pompano
pompano
06/25/2020 8:57 pm

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
GC

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  pompano
06/25/2020 8:59 pm

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pompano
pompano
06/25/2020 8:43 pm

It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to have to paint it.
SW

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  pompano
06/25/2020 8:48 pm

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pompano
pompano
06/25/2020 8:12 pm

You know, I’m sick of following my dreams, man. I’m just going to ask where they’re going and hook up with ’em later.
Mitch

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  pompano
06/25/2020 8:18 pm

They told me to follow my dreams, but I really don’t feel like standing on train tracks with weak legs and lead shoes as a train bears down on me.

pompano
pompano
Reply to  MasterChief
06/25/2020 8:21 pm

They sound like they’re assholes..

pompano
pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2020 10:13 pm

The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag ,
It’s been a while, might have to procure a new copy.

pompano
pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2020 10:18 pm

I think my copy of 6xh disitegrated 15 yrs ago.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  pompano
06/25/2020 8:18 pm

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ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91
06/25/2020 7:47 pm

Remember when the Chiefs almost made the playoffs with Kyle Orton?

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  ForeverRanger91
06/25/2020 8:22 pm

I’m still looking for lin elliot knucklehead azz…just kidding. Think he’s selling insurance now

pompano
pompano
06/25/2020 7:21 pm

“The point is, you see, that there is no point in driving yourself mad trying to stop yourself going mad. You might just as well give in and save your sanity for later.”

pompano
pompano
Reply to  pompano
06/25/2020 7:25 pm

I shall eschew pollitics this evening in favor of philisophical musings, mostly sarcastic. I appologize for the inconvenience.

pompano
pompano
Reply to  pompano
06/25/2020 7:30 pm

“It’s sad that a family can be torn apart by something as simple as a pack of
wild dogs.”
JH

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  pompano
06/25/2020 7:49 pm

I am unsure if you were sarcastic when you apologized for the inconvenience.

pompano
pompano
Reply to  Severely Concussed
06/25/2020 7:51 pm

It’s all terribly confusing,
granted.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  pompano
06/25/2020 8:23 pm

Good quote

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2020 7:37 pm

Nice. I had some A-10’s fire their guns over my head a few times at Ft. Leonard Wood. To hear that sound coming out of the sky is pretty damn impressive. Sounds like God is angry.

pompano
pompano
Reply to  MasterChief
06/25/2020 7:57 pm

The apex of close ground support aviation,
I could be wrong.
*edit “attack” aviation

Last edited 13 days ago by pompano
MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  pompano
06/25/2020 8:04 pm

From all accounts, it is. Just the gun itself is a major deterrent. Even if a “puny” 20mm gun can atomize a man, that 30mm gun just makes it sound so much scarier.

The F-35 will be taking the A-10’s place and ground support will change accordingly. The F-35 will still have a great view of the battlefield and will be able to put a hurting on the enemy, but it won’t be getting down there in the mud where it can keep enemy heads down like the A-10 does.

Leaf
Reply to  MasterChief
06/25/2020 8:42 pm

Yeah I’ve heard that before. Yet the A-10 is still kicking.

Leaf
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2020 9:47 pm

Eventually it will have to be replaced, but they’ve been trying to replace it for decades but still can’t find anything that does the job half as effectively. The F-35 is a problematic glass cannon, so not ideal for close air support as you pointed out. The A-10 can be turned into Swiss cheese and still return home.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2020 10:20 pm

Of the few things I am actually passionate about, I am passionate about single or dual-role aircraft. It is absolutely unacceptable to compromise the missions of Air Force aviation (air logistics, air superiority and strategic bombing) by creating an aircraft that tries to do it all but does nothing well. There is a REASON the B-52 and the C-130 have lasted this long. Nothing does air logistics and strategic bombing better. The Air Force goal is to support boots on the ground. Directly. If you cannot get them to the fight, supply them quickly, protect their heads, or bomb targets they can’t, you are a waste of time and money. Also I’m not a Zoomie. I’m a Marine, but I worked on a USAF repair depot.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2020 11:20 pm

The F-35 will be able to supply exquisite close air support. No close ground attack aircraft has better battlefield awareness than the F-35, via sensors, cameras, and networking.

What it can’t do is safely get down close where it can be easily seen by the enemy to scare the crap into their pants. The fear factor of having an A-10 overhead is real.

Still, the F-35 will likely have a much better view of the battlefield and will be able to kill anything an infantry unit desires.

Leaf
Reply to  MasterChief
06/25/2020 11:24 pm

The f-35 is an f-16 on steroids. But an a-10 it is not.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  Leaf
06/25/2020 11:32 pm

Real good steroids. Reeeeal good.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2020 8:25 pm

Side note: the new Top Gun trailer looks good

wvchiefsfan
wvchiefsfan
06/25/2020 7:19 pm

Is anybody rocking the Chiefs face masks they have on nflshop? How’s the quality? Have to wear a face mask at work and am I’m thinking might as well be Chiefs instead of plain generic.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91
Reply to  wvchiefsfan
06/25/2020 7:22 pm

If they are anything like the wrestling ones I have, they are nice. Made of a material that won’t make your face sweat.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  wvchiefsfan
06/25/2020 8:13 pm

My 2 cents

Make your own, buy baby chiefs outfit
Sewing machine
Done

For extra protection
Buy 95% pure vacuum bag
Same as N95 mask
Cut insert in your mask

pompano
pompano
Reply to  gonzangkc11
06/25/2020 8:17 pm

*assuming you can sew.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  pompano
06/25/2020 8:20 pm

I can’t, but my GF can
Now I have tons of chiefs mask

She kept going for general non chiefs masks as well. Lol lol.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91
06/25/2020 7:14 pm

Thinking about writing piece about why pro baseball in the US is on its final legs unless things change in the MLB. This battle between the players and the owners is far from over and I think we are in for a massive strike that is going to make 1994 look tame.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  ForeverRanger91
06/25/2020 8:16 pm

Yes, it’s dying
ONLY 15 min of action happens in a 3 hour game…per ESPN
.
But Steroids will help mlb rebound
.
Like right after the last mlb strike
Everyone likes the long ball

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91
06/25/2020 6:32 pm

Tetris is hard

Tony Sommer
Reply to  ForeverRanger91
06/25/2020 6:33 pm

Tetris 99? Haven’t played for a while, but I’ve yet to win one of those.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91
Reply to  Tony Sommer
06/25/2020 6:34 pm

Nah I am learning Classic Tetris. The RNG is a bitch in that game. I was talking about the CTWC the other day. The best player in the world is 18 years old.

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Leaf
Reply to  ForeverRanger91
06/25/2020 8:38 pm

Not until after LV 9 it’s not.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
06/25/2020 6:09 pm

Ben Folds released a little waltz about this year.

https://youtu.be/4znKUAMFY9A

Leaf
06/25/2020 6:07 pm

Soooo politics? 😈

vvet818
Reply to  Leaf
06/25/2020 6:13 pm

NO

Leaf
Reply to  vvet818
06/25/2020 8:28 pm

Lol sorry. I was just being an ass. I honestly expected most to ignore me like the last time

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  vvet818
06/25/2020 11:21 pm

Upvoted for good advice… even if I didn’t take it.

Tony Sommer
Reply to  Leaf
06/25/2020 6:17 pm

It’s been a crushing polling day for Trump. One poll has him down 13 nationally (from a polling firm 538 rates as A+), and then Fox News came out with a poll where he’s losing in Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  Tony Sommer
06/25/2020 6:28 pm

How many points up does Biden have to be up to defeat the Electoral College? Winning the popular vote by a few percentage points isn’t enough.

Last edited 13 days ago by MasterChief
Tony Sommer
Reply to  MasterChief
06/25/2020 6:33 pm

In 2016 Clinton won nationally by 2.1 but lost the tipping point states by about 0.5, so that was 2.6. It’s hard to judge from polls, but I’d say around 3 is where it’d be close. 2 or less and Trump probably wins, 4 or more and Biden probably wins.

It’s pretty fucked up that one side has to run up the score to win.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91
Reply to  Tony Sommer
06/25/2020 6:34 pm

The EC has got to go.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  ForeverRanger91
06/25/2020 6:45 pm

I’m not a fan of having < 1 vote for the president in CA.

If these calculations are correct:
In CA: 0.98 votes per voter.
In MO: 0.9 votes per voter.
In KS: 1.29 votes per voter.

This just doesn’t seem fair to me.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91
Reply to  MasterChief
06/25/2020 6:48 pm

I am not a fan of a person losing the popular vote by almost 3 million and getting to be President. Either get rid of the EC or make Ranked Choice Voting a thing in the US.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2020 6:53 pm

Anything to break up the duopoly we have in this country.

Leaf
Reply to  MasterChief
06/25/2020 8:31 pm

Of course not. Californians think everyone should think like them. Why even let the other 49 states vote? Just let California decide. They know what’s best

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Leaf
06/25/2020 8:36 pm

So what’s your point? 😁

Leaf
Reply to  probablyamistake
06/25/2020 8:45 pm

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MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  Leaf
06/25/2020 11:31 pm

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ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2020 6:51 pm

One person, one vote. As it stands the only votes that truly matter are those in a few states.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2020 6:56 pm

There was a grass roots candidate and the DNC said fuck that.

Leaf
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2020 8:23 pm

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MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2020 7:01 pm

It is a democracy, so if most voters are in cities, then city people will win a lot of elections. Just like if most voters vote to do something stupid, we all have to live with it.

Democracy is a popularity contest. If anything, we need to work on educating voters instead of artificially propping up some with high-heeled shoes so they get to ride the ride.

As with anything, I could be wrong on this as I’m not educated on the EC. It’s just one of those things that feels wrong right down to my bones.

workingmansdead
Reply to  MasterChief
06/25/2020 7:05 pm

If anything, we need to work on educating voters

Couldn’t agree more here. Doesn’t matter which side of the aisle you sit on, this is key. I was talking to my sister-in-law the other day and I asked why she believed what she was saying about politics and she couldn’t tell me. I told her she probably shouldn’t be voting then. She said “I know, I probably shouldn’t. But I’m going to anyway.”

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2020 7:12 pm

I fear it’s impossible with all the disinformation that goes around every day on every issue imaginable, from every direction.

One man’s truth is another man’s lie and very few people are willing to change their own mind, even in the face of new information.

Maybe we can just focus on teaching critical thinking, which is really what we all should do every election, rather than letting a party tell you who to vote for.

workingmansdead
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/25/2020 7:44 pm

Spot on.

Leaf
Reply to  ForeverRanger91
06/25/2020 8:10 pm

Uh no. Anyone that is for that, doesn’t truly understand its purpose.

Last edited 13 days ago by Leaf
Tony Sommer
Reply to  Tony Sommer
06/25/2020 6:30 pm

I checked the demographics of the Siena poll to see if that margin was a result of weird weightings, and overall they’re probably pro-Trump if anything. The racial weights had way fewer whites and way more “other”, but other than that the weights benefited him in education and age.

The big problem from that poll, more than the topline, is that he’s losing among pretty much every group. He has no chance if he loses old people and men like that poll shows no matter what the turnout is.

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  Tony Sommer
06/25/2020 7:23 pm

State polls matter. Forget National. Losing Texas is more important than trump down a huge number nationally.

wvchiefsfan
wvchiefsfan
Reply to  Leaf
06/25/2020 6:28 pm

I heard about something called an “election” later in the year. Seems early to be voting for the pro bowl so not sure what it’s all about.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
06/25/2020 6:02 pm

Well my children’s softball league cancelled games for the rest of the week because a player tested positive for Covid.

They plan a deep cleaning of the dugouts and will have a meeting to decide the next steps.

Screw this virus. Kids truly only get a handful of carefree summers in their life.

Leaf
Reply to  Severely Concussed
06/25/2020 6:06 pm

My son didn’t want to take a swimming lessons because he was scared he might get COVID. It’s a fucked up world we live in.

Last edited 13 days ago by Leaf
workingmansdead
Reply to  Severely Concussed
06/25/2020 6:13 pm

I don’t see what the major issue is. Let the dugouts sit there unused for a few days and the virus will die off. Clean them first if you like. Make sure the other players aren’t positive and continue accordingly.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  workingmansdead
06/25/2020 6:21 pm

I don’t need to be the Carnac the Magnificent to know how the meeting will go.
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workingmansdead
Reply to  Severely Concussed
06/25/2020 6:35 pm

Yeah, I hear you. I was just thinking the other day about how freaking awesome summer was when you’re a kid. I heard a bunch of kids playing down the hill behind my house and I was missing those days!

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  workingmansdead
06/25/2020 6:40 pm

That occurred to me a couple weeks ago… that June was my absolute favorite month because of summer vacation.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  workingmansdead
06/25/2020 6:39 pm

It’s not the dugouts. Kids are going to wipe their noses and grab each other, high-five, share cups, etc etc etc.

There’s also a problem with testing… it can take several days to get results back, and just because you were negative a week ago doesn’t mean you don’t have it now. When your kid comes in contact with another kid, he/she is also coming into contact with that kid’s whole family and friends, so it’s just an impossible situation to be 100% certain you’re not putting your family in harm’s way.

Since millions of people can’t or won’t quarantine, we’re just going to have to feel our way through this thing, hopefully with as few deaths as possible. It’s a tough situation. Our savior will be a vaccine, so that can’t come soon enough.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  MasterChief
06/25/2020 6:42 pm

I was talking about a vaccine with friends the other day. After all the shit this virus has put us through, the vaccine’s side effects better be increased penis size and more intense orgasms to not make this year a total bust.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  Severely Concussed
06/25/2020 6:47 pm

I’m cool with that for myself, but I’m not sure I’ll allow my gf to take it!

workingmansdead
Reply to  MasterChief
06/25/2020 6:45 pm

Make sure the other players aren’t positive

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  workingmansdead
06/25/2020 6:47 pm

How can you make sure? Unless you have instant test results, you can’t.

workingmansdead
Reply to  MasterChief
06/25/2020 6:54 pm

I mean, then you can never be 100% sure of anything. I’d be fine letting my kids play as long as I felt reasonable safety precautions were taken. You can keep yours home if you’re uncomfortable.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  workingmansdead
06/25/2020 7:06 pm

I don’t have kids, so I can’t relate to having kids sitting around begging to go outside. If I did, I’m sure I’d be out there with you letting our kids do their thing.

And I’m certainly not criticizing you for letting your kid play ball. Good dads take their kids to play ball. 😉

I just hope everyone really tries to be safe until we get a vaccine.

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