Housekeeping thread

I’m headed to an out-of-town wedding today, so posting will be light… okay, near non-existent until Sunday evening.

Feel free to talk among yourselves until then.

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  1. watcher16

    Ugh I’m always worried when this happens as you know something big is bound to break while you’re away…

  2. 202dawg

    But who’s monitoring Bobo?

    • Normaltown Mike

      I dropped off a 164 count box of crayola’s and a coloring book at BM.

      He’ll be tied up for days.

  3. Have a safe trip, and I hope there’s an open bar at the reception. :)

  4. Damn you. Well at least for everyone’s sake, the wedding isn’t during football season.

  5. Last time you did this things gotta outta control here. I hope at least you left Cojones in charge to keep these knuckleheads in line! As usual I will be on my best behavior… unless of course someone Starts MSU! But I will express myself in the most subtle and gentle way. More in the vein of Cat Stevens DIF.
    ;-)

    by the way that is an ovation balladeer that Cat is rocking. I have one in my closet. Or I use to if one of my sons hasn’t purloined it too. They have most of my stereo gear. Hah!

  6. HVL Dawg

    Wedding. Why don’t you just admit you are going to the US Open?

  7. Jack Klompus

    What do you guys want to talk about?

    • How about that despite all the hype from ESPN and having to hear about “the beauty of the game” from soccer snobs, these World Cup games are so boring that I have to turn the channel to keep from falling asleep. I am done with it already.

      • Slaw Dawg

        So true. A buddy of mine works for ESPN, has been in Brazil for weeks helping to get coverage set up, and out of a sense of friend loyalty (and so I can talk semi-intelligently about it when sharing the exotic Brazilian booze he’s bound to bring back), I’m trying to be interested. But I swear, curling, ice skating, even ice dancing (God save me) is better than this stuff.

        • Nate Dawg

          I think I saw the first live soccer goal I’ve ever seen on tv today (as opposed to a replay or highlight). I could be wrong but I think it was the first. It was a header. It was pretty cool. Still boring as shit on the whole tho..

        • Macallanlover

          They could just put together a 15 second highlight compilation of all scoring that day, that would leave some time for replays too. Why broadcast all of a game? You really get tired of the NY crowd trying to ram futbol down our throats. It is a popular game in the rest of the world, I get it, but I don’t care. No one would have grown up with American football, moved away, and been happy with soccer. You have to have grown up with no other team game options.

  8. Russ

    Saw that we got a commitment from the #10 TE prospect in the country over Alabama. He’s also going to study engineering. In addition to providing the state with more diverse engineering graduates, the new college of engineering will help us attract some recruits like this.

  9. Goat Balls

    Who gets married this close to the first kickoff? Priorities people. Direct TV doesn’t have the SEC Network yet as well. I’m stuck in Arizona with the PAC 10 or 12 or 15 whatever it is and they can’t even fill up the stadiums. It’s pathetic and I’ll probably rat everyone out to the Obama Regime just on principle.

  10. Spike

    Mark Richt has lost control of the Senator.

  11. stoopnagle

    You’re not going to Josh’s wedding, are you? If so, say hello. I’ll be the guy in the seersucker with the redhead.

  12. uglydawg

    What’s your favorite Eagles song?

    • stoopnagle

      Que The Dude.

    • Slaw Dawg

      Lyin’ Eyes, straight up. But shouldn’t you have gone first?

      • Nate Dawg

        Peaceful Easy Feeling. It gives me a peaceful easy feelin & I love the story.

        • Cosmic Dawg

          That’s a good one. I’m surprised at how many people weirdly felt they’d better hate The Eagles after The Big Lebowski. Although the lyrics are certainly more sophisticated with the modern alt-country acts, it’s hard to imagine that every fan of Whiskeytown, Wilco, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, etc can somehow generate white hot hate for The Eagles….

          Take It Easy could just about be a Ryan Adams song on one of his less precious days. Shoot, it almost sounds like he’s singing it, now that I think about it.

          • Normaltown Mike

            My wife and I have agreed to never allow The Eagles to be played in our presence. It’s not the Big Lebowski, it’s just the amount of times we listed (and enjoyed at the time) them in HS. At some point, I just could’t stomach Hotel California or Seven Bridges Road anymore. The same goes for Peter Frampton. I can’t change the station fast enough when Do you fell comes on.

            I will admit that I still like Tequila Sunrise.

            And I’ve got Creedence in the tapedeck.

            • This. Its not that I think there music is bad, its just that its been on a 20 year mix tape replay on the radio. Just tired of it.

              I do like some alt country tho, but in a very narrow range that includes Whiskeytown and thats just about it. But my music tastes are so eccentric I wouldn’t force it on anyone (Sigur Ros, Count Basie, Ryan Adam etc). Heck even mentioning that stuff makes me want to punch my hipster sounding self in the face.

              • Cosmic Dawg

                And this from you two I totally understand. I went through a period of about 15 -20 years where I didn’t really have any commercial rock in my life at all – so I have gotten to rediscover The Beatles, Eagles, and even Aerosmih w/o maybe some of the fatigue.

                But I can’t listen to it too often or I can start to feel that burnout coming back…

              • Normaltown Mike

                I’m really into M83 at the moment and have been meaning to listen to Sigur Ros. Do they sing in english at all? Do you have any other electro bands to rec?

                I too hate hipsterism, though I like some music that would definitely overlap with a hipster on a Venn diagram.

                • M83 is solid! Chvrches and maybe Rhye might be worth checking out.

                  Sigur Ros is a bit different taste. I would steer away from their latest stuff and check out Takk.

                  • And no, they don’t sing in english. They use their made up language. Those Islanders are a strange bunch….

                    • stuckinred

                      Read “Star Making Machinery” about Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen. Interesting look at a hard working band that wouldn’t sell out and didn’t make it big. Great band and a great book. The author points to the Eagles as everything that was wrong with the music biz.

          • Macallanlover

            I am with you Cosmic, I can only think with so many being “agin” the best band ever there is something strange in the water in the pubs near their house. Certainly understand it not being at the top of folks’ list but to diss them and not recognize their talent and contributions is pretty unusual for virtually any conversation. I love, and own, so many types of music but have a total blind spot to three so can understand a few not liking them but something weird about the percentage here that speak out against the Eagles.

            • Cosmic Dawg

              I have several blind spots too, Mac, but you are right, it is the active hating of The Eagles – the groaning, hold-your-ears, eye-rolling annoyance that I think is sometimes used as a Lebowski badge to kind of prove one’s uber hip credentials…. :)

              • Slaw Dawg

                Then, much as I liked the Big L, thank God I’m so damn square I can still lounge on the back deck enjoying a fat cigar, bourbon on the rocks and my playlist with the likes of Zepellin, MTB, Big Mama Thornton, Seger, Muddy Waters, Waylon Jennings, the Stones, Heart, Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, JL Hooker and, yes, the Eagles. Even got my kids hooked on the stuff (the music, not the cigars and bourbon, at least so far as I know).

                • Sounds like a good time SD. I always have a spot in my heart for Zeppelin. A buddy of mine get in an argument all the time about who was better–the Stones or Zeppelin, but we both no there is no wrong answer there.

    • Cosmic Dawg

      I think it’s Take It To The Limit for me. I just googled it and didn’t realize Willie and Waylon covered it – listening to that version right now…

      • Mayor

        “My Ol’ 55.” That’s the best Eagles song for me. When I was young a DJ in Atlanta would play that song at 6:00 AM when he started his show. I always seemed to be in the car when he played it, coming home from the night before, listening to these lines from that song: “…I’m coming home from your place…And now the sun’s coming up…I’m riding with Lady Luck…Big wheels, cars and trucks…Stars beginning to fade.” Makes me get misty even now.

  13. uglydawg

    There used to be a ban on Eagles talk on this blog. Never knew why..so i just thought, “while the cat’s away”..etc.. I was reprimanded once by someone on here for mentioning the Eagles.

    • It wasn’t me. I get way too much cred for being surly.

      • uglydawg

        :) If my memory serves me well, the only run-in we’ve had was when I once lightly defended James Franklin…my error.

        • I once defended Todd. Who knew?

          • Mayor

            I seem to remember both of you assholes defending JHC after the 2013 Georgia-Auburn game. :)

            • As I’ve stated many times before on this blog Mayor ;-) JHC is a ball player! IDK what is up with him. I once played football for Coach Frank Orgel, Stan”the man”Gann, Conrad Nix and Robert Davis! All at the same time! WHO AM I to argue with anyone who is a self absorbed band member in HS. (Not directing that at you Mayor…I am being subtle again). Tomorrow is Fathers Day. So Happy FATHERS DAY to all you Dads. Bluto has daughters and the most successful women have strong father figures. Congrats Bluto. And HT to Bernie who also has daughters and one plays football. Very good Dad-man-ship all around. I’m very proud of my sons…. they get it all from their mom. ;-) I get partial credit for marrying her. ;-)

  14. Spike

    Senator, you better hurry and get back. We need some adult supervision. And it’s Desperado for me…

  15. Jack Klompus

    Witch-a Women

  16. Cojones

    I hate to interrupt the “pretend we are teens again” talk, but consider it my civic responsibility to warn everyone here of one of the most vile con games ever seen. Don’t let this happen to you:

    About a month ago, I went to Lowes. When I returned to my car, two early 20s beautiful chicks with bucket and sponges approached me and, as I was getting into my car, began washing my windshield. They both had horizontally striped pullover stretch shirts and, as they washed, the splash wetted them such that their nipples could be seen on slopeing and upturned breasts. “What the hell”, I thought,”this could be worth whatever they request.”. The surprise occurred when they told me they didn’t want any money, just a ride across town to Wal-Mart. OK by me! With one in the front seat with me and the other in the back seat, we pulled onto the bypass and just as I got into the flow of traffic, the one in the front seat reached over, unzipped my pants and begin to perform oral sex. The one in the back seat rubbed my back muscles at the same time; this continued all the way to WM. After letting them out, I discovered that the $10 emergency drinking money in my billfold was gone. My pocket had been picked! Don’t let this happen to you!

    I was mad as hell and stewed over it for the rest of the week. Told a few friends that I reckoned they had spotted my walking stick/age as an easy target. After replacing my money I returned to the mall the next week and spotted a guy letting the same two out of his car. As the car sped away I could have sworn it was a drinkin buddy’s car, but anyway, my attention was focused on the two. Pulled up and confronted them and in doing so, one of the girls broke down crying and said they were trying to get money for a car to go home after graduating. Their story broke my heart such that, when they asked for another ride across town, I couldn’t refuse them. The same thing occurred again on the ride. Just couldn’t believe I was so gullible when checking my wallet to find that the $10 was gone again! This was an insidious invasion of my privacy and emotions! These women knew no bounds. I’m warning you all that there are women out there who will take advantage of you in the most heinous manner! Later, when telling my old fart drinking buddies about this, I noticed that a couple of them (both with walkers) disappeared hurriedly during the conversation. Guess they couldn’t take it that a friend could be fooled twice by this same pair.

    I decided to build a case against them and returned to the mall twice last week with the same results. This week, my third trip was yesterday and am going back today. Might as well since I don’t see my drinkin’ buddies at the bar anymore. Anyway, I’m sending you all this warning since the 4th is just around the corner and don’t want them taking advantage of my Dawg buddies.

  17. uglydawg

    Grizzard would be proud!

  18. Ben

    Is this where we talk about Trigga Tray heading to Auburn?

  19. Otter

    Is Tray going to go the juco route? Any word on his plans?

  20. Cojones

    The Senator just posted. He’s going to Auburn. Unbelievable.

    • Slaw Dawg

      Actually, totally believable! This proves he was in cahoots with them all along, which helps explain that pass play last year.

      Uhm, while I’m at it “big fella,” where exactly did you say that Lowe’s was located?

      • Bulldog Joe

        He’s Already Gone and is now The New Kid In Town. Better that he Walk Away because He Took It To The Limit here, Wasted Time and is now headed for The Last Resort. I Can’t Tell You Why, but am confident he will be better off there in The Long Run.

        • Mayor

          Well, the kid was always sort of a Desperado who had Lyin’ Eyes if you ask me. Georgia players can be Waiting In the Weeds and One of These Nights lay the little bastard out, which should give all of us a Peaceful Easy Feeling. When that happens the Auburn fans will have to just Get Over It.