Monday Night Open Thread


The best of that video of Scott Brosius’ two homers in Game Three of the 1998 World Series is nerdy Brian Cashman at 0:48. He had been on the job about nine months at that point … which reminds me, yesterday was the 15th anniversary of George Steinbrenner naming Cashman his 14th GM in a 25-year span. That’s pretty crazy. Between Gene Michael, Bob Watson, and Cashman, the Yankees have had just three GMs in the last 24 years.

Anyway, here is your open thread for the night. The Knicks are the only local team in action, but talk about whatever you like here. Have at it.

Categories : Open Thread


  1. Nice Guy Eddie says:

    How about that Lowrie deal?

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Looking at it now. Seems like a bunch of stuff and a decent high-A prospect in Stassi?

      • Tom says:

        Peacock is still a decent prospect. His #’s weren’t great in 2012, but he was pitching in the PCL which is less than ideal for pitchers. I think he was still in the top 5 in the A’s system (definitely top 10)

        Chris Carter can also mash (1B/DH); he had a wRC+ of 137 in limited AB’s last year (260). If he hits, he’s might be flipped at the deadline for more pieces.

        Seems like a pretty good haul for the Astros from what once started with Mark Melancon (who got them Lowrie)

    • Pat D says:

      Doesn’t seem a bad trade for either team. I guess Brett Wallace’s goose is cooked permanently.

    • turd surfer says:

      Like the trade for both teams. Can’t say that always.

    • Crink says:

      He’s a guy I would’ve liked the Yankees to target. I wonder how they would’ve matched up with the Astros for Lowrie.

      • MannyGeee says:

        I think Lowrie is a nice player, but good not great. Not positive he would have gone at a price the Yankees (fans) would have found agreeable. However, I really like the move for the A’s. They could get a little better to compete in the ALW.

        That being said, they should be thinking about selling right now and getting better in 3 years when LAA and TEX are on the downswing…

      • RetroRob says:

        They didn’t have anyone on the level of Carter, who would instantaly have become the Yankees RH’d DH. I can see Carter hitting 30+ HRs in Houston.

      • Bob Buttons says:

        Nothing like a guy who’s career high is 97 games.

        He’s a nice player alright but on this old team the second last thing we need is an injury-prone player.

    • OldYanksFan says:

      SG over at:

      does a nice job on “The Cost of Cano”.
      Worth a read and maybe some discussion here.

  2. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Imagine this thread now filling with 100 legitimate comments on Derek Jeter resuming running drills.

  3. Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

    Mike, how do you copy and paste the last threads fat comedians section over to this one?

  4. jjyank says:

    Well…uh…I guess we can resume talking about off-topic things now?

  5. Havok9120 says:

    The people who were traveling for rush hour are all gonna get home, look at that thread, and loose a collective “what the Hell happened here?”

  6. ken says:

    the texas rangers lost Hamilton,may lose nelson cruz,on list with arod. The yanks not going to resign granderson, rangers have 3baseman Mike Olt and Craig Gentry. We need a young 3bman. Would a trade make sense?

  7. Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

    Getting back to the all important best fast food burger debate from the last thread, they opened a Sonic near my house about 3 weeks ago and the place has about a 15 car wait day and night since it opened. It’s always completely packed and we have Burger King, McDonalds, Wendys, 5 guys, CheeBurger CheeBurger and pretty much all other fast food chains within 15 minutes.

    • Havok9120 says:

      I got over Sonic quick due to their miserable excuse for a price structure.

      That doesn’t play down here in the land of low living expenses and salaries.

      • Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

        I haven’t been able to try them yet due to the crowds. Are they more pricey than the others?

        I saw a commercial yesterday and their hot dogs looked pretty f’in good.

        • MannyGeee says:

          Shiny Toy syndrome. You’ll be able to walk up day or night in a month.

          • Pat D says:

            There used to be a Golden Corral in this area. It closed several years ago. Then Golden Corral got really popular, seemingly. So a new Golden Corral opened a few weeks ago. It’s right off the highway I take to go to school. Every single time I’ve driven past it, it has been packed. Even during breakfast hours.

            It has me curious to know if the place is any good, but I’m not going near it for at least a few months.

            • Havok9120 says:

              I’ve never been impressed by what I’ve seen in them. Never eaten there though. I rarely eat out as I enjoy cooking too much.

        • Havok9120 says:

          Their price point is quite a bit higher down here than most fast food places. People still go, but I don’t like the food enough.

          Unless I need mozzarella sticks. Only so many places you can find those down here. :(

          • Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

            Where is down here, Haiti ?

            • Havok9120 says:

              The Gulf Coast states, non-Florida division. Most of my experience is from New Orleans to Mobile.

              • Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

                They must have some great non chain fast food BBQ places in that neck of the woods, no?

                • Havok9120 says:

                  Oh yes, most certainly. Any kind of meat, really. Italian is harder but doable if you know where to look. New Orleans and Biloxi (the two towns I spend the most time in) are such big tourist areas you can get pretty much anything you want. Food wise, it is a very nice place to live.

                  • trr says:

                    NOLA has the best food of any place I’ve ever been, and gentlemen, I ‘ve been around…

                    • Robinson Tilapia says:

                      Portland, Oregon’s easily my favorite food city. Diversity-wise, obviously, i love my own current city, although NYC just make things more difficult than they should be sometimes.

                      I still haven’t made it down to NOLA other than a layover, but it should happen soon, as I have a friend with a big house down there and a young child.

                    • Havok9120 says:

                      It’s a very good place to visit. Not a bad place to live, either.

                      Everyone should do Mardi Gras here once. Once is really all that’s required.

    • jjyank says:

      Sonic is pretty good. I only had it once, and I remember it being good but not “ZOMG I MUST COME BACK HERE” good. My memory of that day is a bit fuzzy though. It was the day I was finally convinced that my little snowboarding accident last year was in fact a fractured bone in my elbow and not just a really bad bruise. I was on pain meds and waiting for an x-ray and there was a Sonic across the street.

      Anyway, I digress. I’m pretty sure I enjoyed it.

    • MannyGeee says:

      Yeah, Sonic is more a novelty fast food than a place that is legit good (to me, at least)… Shiny toy syndrome I suppose, kinda like when the first Five Guys or Chipotle opened up here.

      I go anytime I am somewhere that has one (again, tourist novelty) but the food never wows me… except for the tater tots. Anywhere that serves tots is OK by me.

      • Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

        The tots do look pretty sweet on the commercial and those real fruit slushees and limeades look good too.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        I’ve only been to a Sonic in Vegas. The whole drive-in concept was fun, but it was same-old, same-old once I got the burger.

        It’s pretty easy to resist fast food burgers now that, at least in big cities, there are so many middle-ground burger places opening up. There’s a couple of places in Brooklyn with two locations each named Burger Bistro and 67 Burger that I very much like, with their burgers costing about $8-$10 each. For that price, I have little need for anything other than Shake Shack. I hope my upscale burgers, though.

        If you’re ever in Manhattan, both the burger at the Ace Hotel Lobby Bar and the Black Label Burger at Minetta Tavern in the Village are the best things you’ll ever put in your mouth.

    • Pat D says:

      I don’t think I’ve ever had a burger from Sonic. I’ve only ever been there a few times, and I’ve never been too impressed, frankly.

  8. Pat D says:

    Wow, I actually just listened to T-Mobile’s current commercial. I tend to phase it out since I still loathe them for laying me off, even though that’s going to turn out to be the best thing ever. I digress.

    Anyway, the thing they’re touting in that commercial is their call quality? Ah hahahahahahahahaha. As if that’s the reason people do and don’t switch carriers these days.

    • Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

      That’s funny. When People buy phones and pick carriers these day, IMO call quality is about last on the list of things people are interested in.

      • Pat D says:

        Right. Signal is still important, obviously, but that’s a separate issue from call quality. Trust me, the last several months I worked there, I didn’t get many calls with people complaining about call quality.

        • Austin Aunelowitzky says:

          Put a fork in T-Mobile. Glad your next chapter is off to a good start.

          • Pat D says:

            I still have a few friends who actually transferred to other call centers, so I can’t be so much looking forward to their inevitable demise.

            But I really am.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      I fucking love Carly.

  9. Dan says:

    Am I really the first to comment on a CLASSIC McCarver-ism?? “That home run didn’t come on a 3-2 pitch…. Well it actually did, but…”
    His point in the end is right, but he got there like only McCarver can.

  10. Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

    Knicks are on fire lately. Up 25 on Detroit in the 2nd quarter after beating the Kings by 39 the other day in a game they were up by 50 in the 4th quarter. Those teams suck but the 3 pointers have just been raining down.

  11. Get Phelps Up says:

    I read through that last thread, and as a west coaster I will firmly say that nothing tops In N Out Burger.

    • Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

      Have you ever tried Big Kahuna Burger? I hear they’re pretty tasty too.

    • MannyGeee says:

      Oh god, In N Out is a different world.

      also, for you southerners, a LOT of love for Steak N Shake out of Florida. Its LITERALLY why the rest of the world hates fat Americans

    • Jersey Joe says:

      5 guys. Regular burger with tomato, pickles, mustard and a vanilla root beer is heaven.

      • Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

        If you live in jersey and find yourself in Eatontown by the Monmouth mall, hit Bobby’s burger palace. You won’t be disappointed.

        • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

          Same with if you find yourself near The Bergen Towne Centre in Paramus, definitely hit Bobby Burgers. If you aren’t in the mood for a burger though, go to Whole Foods and try their buffet. It’s heaven.

          • Robinson Tilapia says:

            Oh, there’s one there. That’s the former Bergen Mall, right? I can easily hit that up.

            • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

              Yeah, I used that name ironically, I still call in the Bergen Mall around my friends…it’s like right across from Century 21 if you know the mall at all.

              • Robinson Tilapia says:

                I haven’t been in it since high school. Still know where it is, though and, at some point, we’ll do a GSP run. Only the great unknown of my son at GSP has stopped us from shopping there this winter.

                • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

                  I have slight agoraphobia so avoid the mall (GSP) apart from movies from late November through Valentines day. Heads up, if you’re doing a GSP run in the near future they’re rebuilding a parking deck so chunk of the road that goes around the mall is closed right around the deck they’re rebuilding.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        Five Guys opened up a half block from me. Closed up in less than a year. I think that says it all when there’s actual competition around.

  12. Pat D says:

    Jeez, WWE, could you please stop jobbing out Cesaro to Ryback and Orton every week?

    • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

      I only watch raw semi-regularly, since when is Alberto Del Rio a man of the people?

      • Pat D says:

        About a 6-8 weeks ago. Since Rey Mysterio is having issues and no one cares about Sin Cara, they decided they needed Del Rio to be a face. It’s worked pretty well so far.

        • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

          That sucks, I liked him as the pompous rich douche. Then again I disagree with a lot of what the WWE is doing these days (Team Hell No as an example)

          • Pat D says:

            Team Hell No has been pretty good. It’s gotta come to an end sometime soon, though.

            • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

              See when I was a kid, Kane and Undertaker were straight up evil, scary bastards…not gimmicky plot lines, like a couple months ago when Kane was preaching the Hug It Out bullshit I nearly vomited.

              • Pat D says:

                They’ve gone back and forth with Kane like that. Heel Kane got old because it was always the same thing.

              • Robinson Tilapia says:

                Kane’s in his mid-40′s at this point. Hard to be scary. Taker can barely even wrestle once a year at this point.

                • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

                  Undertaker is still active?! I thought he retired lol.

                  • Pat D says:

                    It sounds more and more like he’s going to be forced into it.

                    • Robinson Tilapia says:

                      I wish the streak would just end this year already. His rumored opponent is CM Punk. Would LOVE for him to be the one.

                    • Pat D says:

                      At this point, the streak should not end. It should be Undertaker’s legacy.

                      There is no one on the roster who would benefit from beating Undertaker. Guys like Punk and Cena don’t need it to get over, and no one else is worthy of it.

        • Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

          I saw Mysterio and SinCara beat team hell no in tag team the other day.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          Face Del Rio rocks.

          On a slight DVR delay. Jack Swagger just came out. Don’t spoil this.

          • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

            I will say this, I love the new Jack Swagger, he seems like a BAMF.

            • Pat D says:

              I never cared for him. This looks like a step in the right direction. But his mic skills will always hold him back.

              • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

                He still has that ridiculous lisp then? That cannot be real. I hated the old pretty boy “swag” Jack Swagger, if he’s going to be darker more actual bad ass, than I think it’s a huge step in the right direction.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      It’s the Road to Wrestlemania. Every year, only about five guys win matches. At least one of them will be CM Punk this year.

      Once upon a time, the Intercontinental Champion NEVER was beat on television and was considered the automatic #1 contender.

      • Pat D says:

        That was a long time ago.

        They just really don’t know what to do with most of the mid card these days.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          They did in the early part of last decade. They used to have a head writer then who was meticulous as to charting every wrestler and making sure they had a direction. That’s gotten completely lost as they book on the back of a napkin.

          Also, Cena’s been on top, or close, for almost ten years. He’s been around longer than Austin, the Rock, and Hogan were in their primes. Hard to know what to do there.

          • Pat D says:

            Yea, I like Cena but it’s really hard to keep him fresh. He does also tend to win too often.

            Right now, the problem is they’re relying on guys like The Rock, Brock Lesnar and Triple H to show up and pull ratings when they’re just part time guys. It’s starting to sound like Undertaker might not even be able to go at WrestleMania this year.

            But you’ve got Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Ryback, Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, Kane, Daniel Bryan, Damien Sandow, Cody Rhodes, The Miz, Antonio Cesaro, Wade Barrett, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio, Dolph Ziggler, The Shield and now Chris Jericho and Mark Henry back. All these guys are upper-mid card to main event level and they can’t seem to build compelling storylines with most of them.

            • Robinson Tilapia says:


              They’ve also got guys like Zach Ryder and Curt Hennig’s kid (can’t even bring myself to say his dumb wrestling name) who can flat out go and can’t get on TV at all.

              Know what will fix this as well? Permanent tag teams.

              • Pat D says:

                Yep, but they’ve broken up Rhodes Scholars, Hell No has to split at some point and it sounds like they might break up the Prime Time Players, which would be stupid. So much for that tag team division revitalization.

            • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

              I’d like to throw this out there: I love the Miz right now.

  13. Pat D says:

    A few quick observations/news items:

    The Yankees are going to keep ARod’s rehab location a secret. Probably not a bad idea.

    Gotta feel for Brandon Webb. His career is over at 33.

    And the 49ers are really sore losers. Hey Frank Gore, when your team took off the first half, you weren’t the better team.

  14. MannyGeee says:

    The most amazing thing in my home is my FoodSaver vacuum sealer. For real, if you dont own one of these things, find one. I love it.

  15. Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

    Just saw a commercial for Boston Market’s Tuscan Chicken. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK that looks incredible (I’m very hungry and love Boston Market and it has awesome looking spices on it)

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      I had some Boston Market while in Illinois a few months ago. It’d been YEARS, and I mean YEARS. It wasn’t bad at all.

      I used to love the meatloaf sandwich back when it was at war with Kenny Rogers Roasters.

      As a kid, I LOVED Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips.

  16. Robinson Tilapia says:

    The one chain I will champion to the death, of course: Cheesecake Factory.

    • MannyGeee says:

      straight dope. closest one to me is 45 minutes away. 4 years later you STILL can’t get in in less than 3 hours on a Saturday night, which happens to be the only time I can get there considering its 45 minutes away.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        Closest one to me is in Jersey, but it’s been a godsend twice lately while out of town and there’s been one next to the hotel. They do takeout very well.

        Trick to getting a table as well has always been to stalk the bar area for a table and forget the beeper system.

    • jjyank says:

      That place is the bomb. I had Chinese food there that was better than most Chinese food places.

      • Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

        If you like Chinese, as far as chains go, I like PF Changs

        • jjyank says:

          Never been to one, actually. Every once in awhile I’ll spend my lunch break in Chinatown, though. DC’s Chinatown, that is. I only work a couple Metro stops away. I love Chinese food.

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      I fucking love that place.

    • Pat D says:

      I don’t know where there’s one near me at all. I’m also terrified of the place because of its frequent appearances in the Eat This, Not That and Worst Foods in America lists.

  17. Pat D says:

    Watching Paul Heyman and Vickie Guerrero talk in the ring together is all you need to see the difference between being golden on the mic and being terrible on the mic.

    • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

      Haha, I just commented above about how much I love the Miz right now, that was an epic destruction of the two of them.

      • Pat D says:

        Yea, I said the F-5 was coming. I like Brock so long as he doesn’t talk. I also find it funny that he’s still advertising for Jimmy John’s.

        • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

          Brock is a bad ass, but I cannot stand Paul Hayman, and as such I find it very hard to root for anybody who associates with him. Though, I was rooting for CM Punk at The Rumble, but that’s only because I’ve liked Punk since his ECW days.

          • Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

            The thing I like about Lesnar is he’s a badass in real life. If this stuff was ever real, he’d pretty much waste everyone.

            • Robinson Tilapia says:

              The guys who are legit badasses are always random. William Regal could legit beat up almost the entire roster.

              • Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

                I always get the feeling that Lesnar is gonna seriously injure someone by accident. He’s just an absolute beast.

                • Robinson Tilapia says:

                  He’s actually a good worker.

                  Guys like Chris Benoit and Bret Hart were considered great workers because they made something look like it hurt badly when they were protecting their opponent from getting actually hurt throughout.

                  If I were to pick who’s going to accidentally maim someone, my money would be on Ryback.

                  • Pat D says:

                    I don’t know, after seeing the replay, I don’t think that Brock was supposed to throw that chair directly on The Miz. Sorry if that spoiled something.

          • Pat D says:

            You mean his WWECW days. I’m not an ECW mark, as I’ve found a lot of the old ECW I watched to be boring, but what CM Punk did was not ECW.

            Paul Heyman is awesome. He’s so good on the mic.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        Miz was at his best with Riley at his side. They’ve both been pretty ruined. I always hold out hope for him, though.

        • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

          Idk, after the way he spoke to Vicky and Hayman just now, I officially approve of Miz TV.

    • Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

      Vicky Guerrero’s thighs are starting to look like Earl Campbell’s.

      She looks like she could leg press a Buick.

  18. MannyGeee says:

    So as flip through channels tonight I am stuck with a dilemma… Shawshank on one channel and Dodgeball on another. Two movies I stop and watch ANY time they’re on.

    Also on the “Stop & Watch” short list for me: Major League, Goodfellas, Casino, Coming to America, Beverly Hills Cop, The Departed & Training Day. Suffice to say I could spend an entire weekend in front of the TV if TBS & AMC break right.

    • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

      That depends on whether you’re more in the mood for a comedy or drama, I personally would just go with whichever has more movie remaining.

    • Pat D says:

      I’m not sure what movies would make that list for me. Inception, definitely. I did find myself stop and watch Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon on TCM the other night, even though I’ve seen them countless times. Probably two of the best screenplays ever.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Training Day and Coming to America are definitely on that list to me, as are any of the initial SW trilogy and Anchorman.

      Red Sox Friend has never seen any of the SW trilogy or any of the Godfather trilogy. Why should I ever trust her?

      • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

        She’s just a bad person…I assume she’s around your age R-Tils, so to have gone that long with out seeing 6 of the most influential films in modern cinema is ludicrous.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          No. Red Sox Friend, aka the Work Wife, is ten years younger than me. She’s just been sheltered in her little suburban Boston experience.

          • MannyGeee says:

            Never trust a Sox fan…

            Also, never trust a big butt and a smile. That girl is POISON……


          • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

            Now, R-Tils…I ain’t saying hook a brotha up…but hook a brotha up!! I will show her all these movies among a lot of other things.

            • Robinson Tilapia says:

              The work wife and I have a wonderful relationship, being that I am married and she lives with her boyfriend. Works out perfectly.

              Can’t hook it up. Besides, she’d be way too squeaky clean for you.

              • jjyank says:

                I’m squeaky clean! Well, now I am anyway. Heh.

              • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

                If by squeaky clean you mean a goody-two-shoes, that’s fine…they are usually just the opposite come the night time.

                • Robinson Tilapia says:

                  Absolutely the truth there, or at least that’s what 13 years ago tells me.

                  Are we asking for a Barry cameo here?

      • Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

        You should never trust anything that bleeds for a week and doesn’t die.

      • Pat D says:

        Those two trilogies really aren’t for everyone, and, to be a little sexist here, I can understand why females might not care for either of them.

        But, yea, those are must watch movies. You can skip Godfather 3 though.

    • jjyank says:

      Supertroopers and Grandma’s Boy are mine haha.

          • Pat D says:

            Have not seen that movie, and I never will.

            • jjyank says:

              Well that’s a damn shame.

              • Pat D says:

                My best friend is about 5 years older than me. He watched movies like that way too often. A lot of really shitty sophomoric comedies like that. I think it might have been one of the reasons that contributed to his divorce.

                • jjyank says:

                  It’s a great movie, though. It’s definitely ridiculous, but it’s way funnier than the other movies you’re likely comparing it to.

          • MannyGeee says:

            Your bed is a car….

            Yeah, but it’s a fuckin sweet car. My roommates said their gonna get me rims for for Christmas… Or a CB radio, so I can talk to othr car beds.

            Best line in that movie. Hands down

            • jjyank says:

              YES! Thank you for coming to Grandma’s Boy’s defense!

              There are so many great lines though.

              Dante: Dr. Shakalu brought my some crazy Zimbabwe weed that turns you into a deer.
              Alex: You do know that lions eat deer, right?
              Dante: Thats true kid. Doctor, we gotta be careful.

              • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

                Idk, by far my favorite line in that entire movie is stoned Doris Roberts “I can hear my hair growing.”

                • jjyank says:

                  Newscaster: Pamela Mills here in Van Nuys where a rare breed of African lion was captured in a residential neighborhood. Sir, what was going through your head when you saw the lion.

                  Dante: This shit is fucking crazy. I don’t know how lion got into the neighborhood. I heard some growlin’ and shit. So my roommate and I, we go to check this shit out. I look up in the tree, and there’s the fucking king of the jungle! It was staring right at me. I almost shit my fucking pants. So I ran inside and called the 5-0.

    • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

      Good question. I’m going to go with a couple of Pixars and Disneys on my list too:

      . The Producers (the original, not the shitty remake)

      . Lion King

      . Beauty and the Beast

      . Wall-E

      . The Incredibles


      . Any Harry Potter movie (They’re not even on my lists of favorite movies, I just can’t turn them off)

      . Wizard of Oz (Another one that I just can’t turn off)

      …And that’s about it. Really odd, because there are many movies I like more than the ones mentioned here. These are the ones I stop for though.

  19. Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

    I really don’t understand the new M&M’s marketing campaign. So in this universe M&M’s are sentient beings who live and intermingle with humans, yet humans still consume them, whether they’re the sentient M&M’s or the regular candy ones….that’s like zebras living and intermingling with goddamned lions.

  20. jjyank says:

    Ahhaha the Towelie episode of South Park is on where Towelie takes too many drugs and goes all “Million Little Pieces”. My favorite South Park character besides Stan’s dad.

  21. Pat D says:

    I like Punk, but he needs to stop doing the Savage elbow drop. It just looks ugly and wrong.

  22. Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

    This Punk-Jericho match is incredible, especially because I love both of these guys.

  23. Pat D says:

    Bruno Sammartino in the WWE Hall of Fame makes me have hope for humanity.

    (Not really, but it’s good)

  24. Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

    Since this has basically turned into a WWE thread, I really hate that all belt challenges happen during Pay Per Views now. I remember in the early-mid 2000s they at least did mid-level belts during Raw or Smackdown on occasion.

  25. Pat D says:

    So…Cena, Ryback and Sheamus against The Shield in an Elimination Chamber match? I hope they book it like a WarGames match then.

    Seth Rollins’ hair should be a crime.

    • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

      That’s awesome, I turned it off for Daily Show.

  26. forensic says:

    Holy open-threading Batman! You guys were on fire tonight apparently. Over 325 comments (counting the last thread) on comedians, movies, food, wrestling, etc.

    Strongly put down those pesky attempts at talking baseball to start each thread too! :-)

  27. Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)) says:

    Steve Colbert is the man.

  28. Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

    The news about Arod justs gets worse and worse. It appears that Not only has he been using PEDs but he’s been a absolute fiend about it. I really wonder what kind of impact it’s gonna have on his performance if he has to stop. Those holding out hope that he’s been falsely implicated are gonna be disappointed IMO.


    • Pat D says:

      I’m just so past the point of caring.

    • RetroRob says:

      I don’t think those questioning the early reports will be disappointed. They’re doing what’s proper, as is Derek Jeter with his comments today.

    • barry says:

      Just time to get ready for the fallout.

    • mustang says:

      I have to agree with Barry on the “fallout” part.

      IMO A-Rod surgery is looking more and more like a mixed blessing. I think we all would rather see this tragedy be played out as far away from the team as possible.

    • mustang says:

      NEW YORK — To try and limit the “paparazzi” element of the performance enhancing drug allegations story involving Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees are planning on keeping A-Rod’s whereabouts a secret during his rehabilitation.

      “I’m not going to say to try and keep away the extra whatever you want to call it, paparazzi, whatever it is, the stakeout wherever he is working out,” Cashman said

      Apparently the Yankees will now hide A-Rod in AREA 51 next to the alien body.

    • Tom says:

      The article is hilarious…. I especially like the ‘code’ of using “food” to describe the drugs. Clever.

      “I am out thousands of dollars [because] I bought this month’s food,” as well as explaining, “I would like to send all the food out immediately to you so you may distribute it . . .”

      I can almost see McNulty and Lester listening in trying to crack the code and Prezbo finally figuring it out “You see when they say “food” they really mean “drugs” that have to keep it simple so the young hoppers roiders can figure it out.”

      The guy uses a code name for clients but then puts their triple crown stats on a given date in the journal? I also like the “allstar bonus” he got for Melky.

      At this point it’s hard not to laugh at the absurdity of it all.

  29. RetroRob says:

    I was at a tradeshow in Atlanta during that World Series, desperately walking into bars and restaurants trying to find a place showing the game. Atlanta, still smarting from the Yankees (well, I guess I can just end it there), did not have the World Series showing in many places, but I was able to walk into one pub just in time to see Brosius’ second HR.

  30. Bavarian Yankee says:

    does anybody know when mock drafts start on yahoo and espn? I know that espn usually starts their fantasy season around the start of spring training but I think yahoo usually starts in early to mid February?

    can’t wait to do tons of mocks again, I finished my fantasy baseball homeworks like 3 weeks ago and I’m ready to roll :D

  31. Jim Is Bored says:

    You all are insane. But take that in the nicest way possible.

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