Your 8.14.19 Playpen

Some of you have probably figured out I’m on vacation this week.  I’m enjoying a Cocktail Party-less time on Amelia Island.

Anyway, last night I’m at my favorite restaurant here and the staff is regaling my group with tales of The Rolling Stones dining there when they played in Jacksonville this summer (evidently, Jagger ate there twice in a week).

That, of course, led me to ponder a philosophical question that’s nagged at me for years:  in the wake of a nuclear holocaust, is there another human being on the planet more likely to survive than Keith Richards?  I’ve never been able to come up with anyone else.

And with that, the comments are yours, gang.

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91 responses to “Your 8.14.19 Playpen

  1. BulldogGemes

    Espana?

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  2. ugafidelis

    George Burns maybe?

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  3. illini84

    Do you know about Beach Lady and American Beach?

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  4. Scott Rollins

    Willie Nelson (part of that is my hope that Willie will live forever)

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  5. Slawdawg

    Got my tickets to the cocktail party. Really zooming in on Amelia for the weekend with my wife, but never been there. I’m hearing about the Omni and downtown Fernandina. More info please!

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    • That sounds like really good fodder for a blog post. I’ll set up something for everyone who’s familiar with the area to contribute.

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      • Slawdawg

        Much appreciated, Senator

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      • WTS

        We’ve done the omni the last couple of years and taken advantage of the shuttle busses for getting to the game. For years the team stayed at world golf village in st augustine and we would stay there. Much easier getting to the game from coming from St Augusting as opposed to ameilia/st simons.

        But, the omni is great place to stay for 1/3 the costs of the ritz (although it’s not the ritz). There is a good pool, hotel bar is decent and bob’s steakhouse int the omni village is actually pretty good along with espana and others downtown.

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    • Remember the Quincy

      It’s a great place to vacation. We live in Bham and make the 8-hour trek and don’t think twice about it. On GA/FL weekend, it’s even better.

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  6. KornDawg

    Ozzy. Evidently he is a genetic mutant He may not be as productive or coherent as Keef, but he’ll be alive.

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  7. MDDawg

    Urban Meyer’s coaching career can survive anything.

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  8. Admiral Sackbar

    Keith RIchards looks like he’s witnessed the heat death of a universe that existed before ours.

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  9. Russ

    NASA is interested in building our next spacecraft out of Keef’s DNA since it’s obviously indestructible.

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  10. dawgxian

    The Stones are good supply-siders

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  11. MDDawg

    I’m gonna be “that guy” and point out that it’s actually the 8.14.19 Playpen. Hope you’re enjoying the vacation!

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  12. Russ

    BTW, did anyone see the HoF interview with Champ Bailey? He talked about to standout plays in his career. First, he intercepted Brady in the endzone and took it down the sideline. He thought he was going to score until Ben Watson caught him on the one. Next, he talked about a Steelers game where he was about to make a key interception until Hines Ward took it away at the last minute.

    It took two DGDs to thwart a third DGD. Great read.

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  13. dawg_in_pa

    Betty White

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  14. Dawg Vegas

    Agreed on Keef.

    There’s a meme that I see circulating around sometimes that says “we need to start worrying about what kind of world we are leaving for Keith Richards.”

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  15. 3rdandGrantham

    From a sports perspective, if you asked this question in 2015 I would have said Mark Richt. In 2018 – Marvin Lewis (lasted 16 years at Cinci with zero playoff wins…0-7). These days I’d probably have to go with Sean Miller at Zona (no final 4’s and ongoing NCAA mess) or perhaps even Jim Harbaugh if Michigan has another disappointing year.

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  16. Godawg

    If you don’t have tickets for the Notre Dame game but want to watch it with a bunch of Dawgs fans in a unique setting, join us at the Tiger Drive-In in Tiger, GA (just south of Clayton). We are the NE Georgia Mountain Chapter of the UGA Alumni Association and we are hosting the event. $10 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under.
    Gates open at 5:30 for your tailgating fun. You can bring your usual game accoutrements such as tents, coolers, furniture, genny’s, food, beverages, cocktails etc. (fire regs prevent grills though) Cook ahead of time, stop and pick up your Popeyes or they also serve food right there including bbq and ribs.
    Game starts at 8:00 (sunset is 7:33 that evening) and following the game they will show a movie that you’re welcome to stay for. You may also camp there if you don’t want to drive. They even have some campers that you can rent but there’s affordable hotels, B&Bs etc. all around in the mountains of NE Georgia. Wake up and spend Sunday playing golf, whitewater rafting, visiting a winery, seeing a waterfall and lots more.
    Tickets are already available online at https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/202?siteToken=4b0gx29ba12jswzswx2r92kj68
    If you have questions or need more info, contact me at dmarkelam@gmail.com

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  17. Thatguy

    I’ve got even money on Nikki Six from Motley Crue. I mean, he’s already been pronounced clinically dead, like, twice, and come back…

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  18. Greg

    Enjoy yourself…..I got this!

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  19. mwo

    Joe Perry from Aerosmith. He’s prolly already been dead 20+ years but all the chemicals he’s ingested are keeping him going.

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  20. truck

    Keith’s autobiography is one of the most entertaining books I’ve ever read.

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  21. Bulldog Joe

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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  22. Paul

    The jury is still out but Gary Busey may be headed the Keith Richards way..

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  23. Jared S.

    How is Dick Van Dyke still alive? He had a hit sitcom, three Emmys and a Tony Award over FIFTY YEARS AGO.

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  24. TMCDAWG

    Best place to stay Amelia during UGA Florida. Stay there every year.

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  25. I would have bet on Willie Nelson until last week.

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  26. Bulldawg Bill

    Checkers Seafood and Ribs in Jacksonville(formerly Palms Fish Camp on Hechsher Dr) is the most unbelievable fried Seafood buffet. Tiny, dumpy place that you need a reservation for. Our annual ritual.

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  27. truck

    Jerry Lee Lewis.

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  28. Got Cowdog

    Nancy Pelosi

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  29. Argondawg

    As the Playpen concept contunues on, I can’t help but notice how much less of a shit show it is. Those first couple of months were impressively ugly. Maybe everyone has most of it out of their system, Or maybe it’s just a slight hiatus until the real animosity returns. Either way pushing all of the nonsense into a post every week has made GTP a much more enjoyable read and community.

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    • I’m pretty pleased with the results so far.

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      • Jared S.

        I would like to see a poll in each playpen.

        Like this week’s could have been:

        “Do you agree with New York Times Columnist David Brooks that Donald Trump – contrary to popular belief – is not a racist, but rather a ‘sociopath’, incapable of showing empathy toward any person or group of human beings?”

        -Yes. (correct answer)
        -No.

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          Given that Trump’s most egregious sociopathic actions to date are continuing the Obama-era enforcement of a Clinton-era immigration law, would we amend the poll to include other presidents, such as the aforementioned, as sociopaths?

          Yes (correct answer)
          No

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      • Hogbody Spradlinstein

        This reply is directed on Blutarsky. I’m on a phone so I can’t tell where it’ll show up.
        That said: The Playpen has been effective somewhat for the comments on it, but more for the comments not on other posts.

        Mazel Tov, Boychik, on a so far successful project!

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    • ilini84

      When a fellow veterans tells me that he has no respect for a draft dodger but supports him because he fucks with “libitards” it was time to get out of the back-and-forth. This other clown on here just wants to post stupid graphics and pretend he’s smart so he’s not even worth the time of day.

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      • Napoleon BonerFart

        When pictures hurt your feelings, it’s time to call it a day.
        #Murica

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      • Napoleon BonerFart

        It’s an interesting perspective that you seem to have. You seem to think that complying with orders to kill foreigners in their homeland makes one superior to one who avoided complying with those orders. Even if the people you’re supposed to kill constitute no threat to your country. To me, just following orders because they are orders, without regard to their morality, doesn’t seem particularly valid. Why are U.S. citizens obligated to further the aims of the military industrial complex? If anything, I would argue they are obligated to resist the MIC.

        But then again, I’m no patriot. 😉

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        • ilini84

          You’re a fucking moron. I was a member of the first group of vets ever to protest a war they had fought in when I came home. That doesn’t mean I don’t respect people who went to that stupid worthless war (and the subsequent one’s for that matter) but when we get this flag waving bullshit from some for whom “not getting VD” was his war then fuck him.. You’ve pulled that shit on me before and I suggest you extend it to some of my more “conservative” colleagues about their service.

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            You’re the dude crying about draft dodging. Now, I assume you’re not talking about the crime, since he’s never been charged. I assume you’re just talking about gaming the system to avoid service. You know, like Bill Clinton did.

            Now if you admitting that Vietnam was an immoral war fought for no valid purpose, in terms of American defense, then what’s the problem? Are you upset because Trump and Clinton did something you were unable to do? Or is it, as I suspect, just another issue to throw at the wall in your #OrangeManBad tirade? Maybe this one will stick, eh?

            And I don’t denigrate military service. I know people who are, or were, military. And they believe they’re protecting their fellow citizens. But none of them try to measure dicks with people who think that, maybe fighting on behalf on Al Qaeda in the Middle East isn’t what’s best for the American defense. But you’re a different breed of cat. You go full retard when discussing war.

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          • Derek

            Why insult fucking morons?

            Fucking morons are closer to Einstein in intellect than flatulent short dick is to a slug.

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              Derek’s mom probably isn’t home from work yet, so I’ll step in for her. Here you go, Derek.

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            • Derek

              And wee gassy pecker can’t help but prove his idiocy each and every time.

              He’s short, odorous and stupid. Why dignify that with comment?

              All he has is a meme created by someone else to offer. What a useless turd of supposed humanity.

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

                I find memes useful because few people have the ability to read entire paragraphs, and then interpret what they read and apply it to the world. So for those folks, and we all know who you are, pictures and pithy blurbs must suffice to try to crack through that shell that tends to keep knowledge and reason out.

                Now I’ll grant I don’t have your spewing profanity levels of intellect. Few do. But the funny thing is, you continually have to break out the thesaurus to try to insult me, but I’m not even using my real name!

                Joke’s on you, buddy. Sorry. Fucking fuckity fucker.

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    • Texas Dawg

      You had to go kick over the hornets nest

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  30. Russ

    Finally, we have an issue on which the Republican and Democratic elite can agree on – don’t dig too deep into Epstein’s “Sex Island” files.

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  31. Mick Jagger

    Great food. Keith ain’t outliving me….

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  32. Morris Day

    I outlived Prince.

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  33. DurangoDawg

    Steve DeBerg

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  34. Milledge Hall

    Keith Richards was embalmed 40 years ago.
    Gary Busey is the greatest actor EVER!!

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  35. whb209

    nothing to do with the beach house, but had to be reprinted
    someplace. Loved the first sentence.. From USA Today

    “Not content with having Urban Meyer teach a class on leadership and character, Ohio State is upping its game on stupid ideas.
    I’m sorry, that would be THE Ohio State University.
    Ohio State has filed an application to trademark the word “the,” which just happens to be the most commonly used word in the English language. What’s next? Charging campus guests for the air they breathe? Imposing a sunshine tax for games at The Horseshoe? Asking anyone with a buckeye tree in their yard for royalties?”

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  36. Cojones

    And the great “Businessman” screws with tariffs and has the market unjointed . This country’s bus is being driven by an idiot who knows nothing of economics and is running us into the ground . His tweets are personal , as if he has all the time in the world to attack individual Americans from his WH bully pulpit.

    Dow down 800 today as his tweets demean the person we trust to head the Fed economic policies. Trump knows nothing about the market (that’s why he stays with real estate) and while he is tweeting and digging a deeper hole, he tries to boast and then scare the country into being a good economy. It probably would have been by now if not for him – and that’s his strong point to his followers? Bullshit like never before!

    What a heaping steaming pile of poo he is and what a parade of idiots that follow anything that totalitarian monster utters that’s straight from the Republican state mouthpiece called Fox news and it hurts to write “news” when you know it is a Republican power front run by the world’s billionaires. It is a propaganda tool that has already subverted many into a cultist America.

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    • Anonymous

      The man that ” knows nothing of economics” literally has an Economics degree from the Wharton College of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. That is literally an Ivy-League education from the world’s best Business School. Trump may be a raging asshole, but he isn’t stupid.

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      • Derek

        If you don’t recognize stupid, then guess what? You’re stupid:

        https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/apr/08/donald-trump/republicans-dismiss-trumps-windmill-and-cancer-cla/

        “I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected.“

        Trump on 5.30.19 at 6:57:47

        As a conman, he’s intelligent enough to manipulate idiots, but otherwise he says and does stupid shit all the damn time.

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          “No, Russia did not help me get elected. You know who got me elected? I got me elected. Russia didn’t help me at all.”

          Trump on 5.30.19

          So, should we believe a tweet that might have come from a staffer, or a statement from Trump clarifying the tweet? Obviously we should believe the one that implicates an international conspiracy of lizard people installing a spy into the White House in order to … hurt Russian interests. Or something. Ah fucking fuck!

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      You may dislike the leader, but I admire your passionate belief in the system of elites running the economy. And if one guy happens to screw things up, we shouldn’t reform the system so that one man doesn’t have that kind of power. We just need to try somebody else as supreme King of the economy. Brilliant!

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  37. Anonymous

    On July 10th, I posted this comment wondering when Epstein would be killed. He managed to live for almost five weeks.

    https://blutarsky.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/your-7-10-19-playpen/#comment-669271

    With the circumstance around his death, I think this will be like with the JFK assassination where basically no one in society believes the official story.

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  38. UGA '97

    Bill Clinton Anthony Kiedis, Louis Zamperini to name a few that were indestructible…

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  39. Cynical Dawg

    Ringo Starr. He was near death several times as a child, is damn near 80 years old, still touring, looks like he’s 60.

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  40. BuffaloSpringfield

    Truly Great Senator, Enjoy the catin’…
    Marvelous Work……….. you can’t beat this blog for food, restaurants, drive-ins, hotels and our exceptional guests that all have exceptions to each other……. You deserve the Biggest Dawg Bone, a tip of the Red and Black to you and yours. Be Safe, all of us would be in a darker place without your words. Well, some of us would be in a darker place. Some can’t seem to find the light switch and their AA batteries are fading.

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