Your 5.20.20 Playpen

Don’t feel political or virus-y this morning, so instead what you get is the tweet I obsessed over the most this past week.  It’s absolutely mesmerized me.

Maybe that says more about me than the clip, I dunno.  But after I got through laughing, I had so many questions:  how does somebody go to that much trouble?  how does someone in a devil’s costume manage to stroll around on a golf course unchecked?  who the hell filmed it?  why go to the trouble of toting around a helium-filled balloon when there’s a handy pond to toss the ball into?  why bother to chase a dude in a devil’s costume?

Pulling up with tweaked hammies is the perfect cherry on the sundae, too.  All in ten seconds.  I wonder what he told his wife when he got home that day.

So, what’s on your mind today?

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  1. bulldogbry

    With my golf game,it’s more……. where is that devil when I need him?

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  2. Cynical Dawg

    This is like one of those “Harry Caray on SNL” hypotheticals, right? “If the Devil stole your golf ball off the green and you chased him, would you blow your hamstrings out? I know I would!”

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  3. I like the tweet that follows it about the Governor of Mississippi.

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  4. ASEF

    Watching Golf Prick this morning was a great way to start the day. Thank you.

    I hated Rex Chapman at Kentucky. Loathed him. And his Twitter feed is flat awesome. He converted me from a hater.

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  5. Derek

    Wouldn’t the ad’s feel a lot better about having full stadiums if trump had big arena rallies all summer? I can’t think of anything I’d rather see than 25k magats in a big, hot, sweaty arena with Trump shaking hands with everyone.

    They could give out free bottles of hydroxychloroquine.

    If everthing is fine, well, show us.

    Seems like that would be “leadership,” amirite?

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    • It is a democrat hoax after all. Taken over by the lame stream media to inflict fear and destroy the economy. I agree Trump should stick to his guns and get back to business as usual and start holding rallies again. I don’t know what he’s so afraid of. His sheeple aren’t afraid of holding big rallies in front of all the state capitals. They just want their leader back.

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    • Normaltown Mike

      Derek, you’re not supposed to say the “I hope my political opponents die” out loud.

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      • Grafton

        Uncle Ted would disagree.

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      • Derek

        If I believed what my political opponents are saying, they’ll be fine.

        If they believed their own lies, these rallies would be happening.

        They know the idiots who would show up can’t add 2 + 2 and figure this all out for themselves.

        The snake oil business is good. Lots of money and power in feeding off of stupid.

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      • Derek

        New Mexico Otero County Commissioner and founder of Cowboys for Trump Couy Griffin:

        “I’ve come to a place where I’ve come to the conclusion that the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.”

        At least they use cleverness and nuance, amirite?

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          A county commissioner from New Mexico? How was that not at the top of all of our news feeds? It doesn’t get much more authoritative than that. Why, if Couy Griffin doesn’t speak for every prominent Republican in the country, I’ll eat my hat.

          Coincidentally, that’s yet another benefit for us leftists who believe in authoritarianism. We don’t speak for ourselves. Our leaders speak for us. And you’ll never catch a prominent Democrat lacking cleverness and nuance.

          #OrangeManBad
          #RussiaRussiaRussia
          #YouKnowTheThing

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    • I’m pretty sure if Trump scheduled an arena rally it would be full. I have to admit it would be an interesting Petri dish for coronavirus research…

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      As a wise man said vulnerable people are going to die from this virus no matter what you do. Real leadership is making sure that politicians can’t be prosecuted for those deaths.
      #Cuomo2020

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      Ah, Derek, the explanation about the lack of rallies is simple: he has been paying people to attend, but now that there is a health risk, the price has gone up. 😉 He has to keep some $$ for in the fall, plus what’s the point? He tells millions each day that his performance has been beautiful; so beautiful you wouldn’t believe it. I agree with him on that – I don’t believe it.

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  6. Sanford222view

    Senator, I have to disagree with your take on the balloon. I think that added element makes the prank that mush better. The oddity of it is hilarious to me.

    I wish I was this creative when I was a teenager. My buddies and I used to hide in the woods of a dog leg golf hole in my neighborhood with our remote control cars. After the tee shots were hit we would drive the cars out and use them to push the balls off the fairway. Our dumb asses thought it was pure comedy watching golfers look for their balls in disbelief that the tee shots weren’t in perfect position to reach the green in two. While what we did was funny to us, these guys are on a whole different level.

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    • spur21

      LOL we did similar stunts at Chastain Park. We would also randomly place a ball or two in the hole or take them all into the woods.

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      • Russ

        When I played at Piedmont Park (yeah, that was a while back), the winos would steal your ball out of the fairway and then try to sell it back to you as you walked over the hill from the tee box.

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  7. Rampdawg

    A putter whipped into his back at a decent velocity, would make him think twice about pulling said prank again.

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  8. RangerRuss

    Hey! Just try that shit down in Glynn County you red sumbitch you.

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    • Got Cowdog

      At the Glynn County Country Club you run that fucker down in your cart and have your partner beat his ass with a pitching wedge cause that fucker wasn’t wearing a collared shirt. And have your buddy in the cart behind you video it …

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      • Got Cowdog

        I mean he might not have been wearing a collared shirt. But the club surveillance cameras showed him walking across the parking lot in a red gimp suit. He must have been up to something.

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  9. Russ

    Hadn’t seen this one. Thanks for the laugh this morning. 🙂

    I like the kid in England that was walking around his village dressed in black wearing a Plague Doctor mask. Police finally “gave him a talking to” and I guess he stopped. I’ve considered buying one on Amazon. If I’m going to wear a mask, might as well make it fun. Alternatively, I could modify my horsehead mask.

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      How dare you make light of our intrepid leaders using “science” to force people to do things that might just help. Perhaps.

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  10. PTC DAWG

    Someone had a lot of time on their hands..

    Agree on the Coronas break, although someone above missed the memo.

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  11. 3rdandGrantham

    I live in a golf course community, and occasionally I’ll hear air horns from nearby teenagers messing around with the players. Drones also are fairly common too, and you’ll see them hovering over the fairway or greens screwing with the golfers.

    With that said, I don’t feel all that badly for golfers, as many are clueless or simply aholes. We have a large, 75 yard buffer between our backyard and the clearly marked out of bounds edge of the fairway, which includes a line of large, 30 ft trees which act as a natural fence. Even still, we get golfers walking around our backyard looking for balls, along with the occasional golf cart tearing through our backyard to boot.

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  12. Nashville West

    Finally, a way to make televised golf entertaining. I love it!

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  13. Jack Klompus

    Here’s what is on my mind… Why is it so difficult for some to put a mask on when they go to a store? Is it really that much of an encroachment on their freedom? Do they believe Trump over Drs. like Fauci, Birx, Agus? Isn’t their irony there that the same people that don’t trust the government believe the government leaders over doctors?

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    • Cause that guy isn’t wearing one, why should I? No ordinance that says I can’t go about without face covering of some sort…

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    • Silver Creek Dawg

      As someone who has neither worn nor will wear a mask, I have no issue with a company that requires a mask to patronize their stores. I will simply comply or visit stores that don’t require them.

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      • That’s the proper perspective to me. It’s the performative assholes that act like a store requiring them to wear a mask to shop is akin to shredding the Constitution that chaps my ass.

        I said it in the PlayPen a few weeks ago, but most of the “but muh freedom” bullshit is nothing more than code to justify being a selfish asshole. It is fascinating to me that so many of the people that would argue to the death that a bake shop has the right to refuse baking a cake for a gay wedding will now lash out like a little pee pants crybaby when asked to wear a mask or be refused service.

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        • Chris

          Private businesses can do what they want, but their corporate virtue signaling is noted by those of us that won’t be conditioned to view freedom as selfish.

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      • Jack Klompus

        Why won’t you wear a mask? Legit question.

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        • I just got tested, results negative. So, no need for me to wear a mask, right? I’ve heard masks are to protect others, but if I know I’m not infected, why wear the mask?

          What I don’t understand is why more people haven’t been tested, when tests are free and easy.

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    • ASEF

      So, the Ingles (grocery store) in my neck of the woods doesn’t require a mask. The one down my mother-in-law’s way does (small town, western NC, rural county).

      In a small town like that with a lot of old people who spent most (or all) of their lives there, it’s just protecting neighbors. I mean, if you’re the kind of person who will cut someone’s grass because they are spending all their time taking care of a sick husband, you’ve got no issue putting on a mask to hep the people you run into down at the grocery store. Because you probably run into them a lot. You know them personally.

      No fussing, no harumphing.

      Contrast that with the guy at my Ingles yesterday (much more populated area) who made a point of wearing his Trump hat but no mask, and who needed to borrow my discount card because he either forgot his or just doesn’t shop there that often – we’re all anonymous to him and might as well be the same faceless people he runs into online.

      It’s anecdotal, but the people I know who are the most fervently anti-mask live alone or have a house partner (roommate or spouse) who is low risk. They’re just not connected to people with real risk profiles. So it’s easier to for them to step away from the virus as a public health issue and deal with it solely as a PR issue. Which has been the Senator’s observation about the varying approaches all along.

      Everyone has a different line for themselves on precautions, and I respect that – as long as people show similar respect. Maybe a store owner has someone at home who they want to protect. Who knows?

      If the mask is a deal-breaker for you, fine – shop somewhere else. That’s your freedom.

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      A healthy, asymptomatic person wearing a mask is mostly doing something just to be doing something. Unless it’s an N-95 mask (and worn properly) the effectiveness at preventing the spread of respiratory viruses is small.

      The negative impact of pushing for masks is that it gives the false impression of everyone being sick, or contagious. That everyone should be worried. That shutting down or limiting businesses and activities for arbitrary time periods based on arbitrary guidelines and arbitrary metrics is reasonable. And that people who are healthy and asymptomatic are “selfish” if they don’t buy into the ‘muh Covid’ hysteria. And those people obviously deserve some sort of consequences for failing to buy in to the notion that our benevolent overlords know what’s best for us and we should just shut up and obey.

      My personal view is that, if someone wants to wear a mask, fine. If a business owner is compromised and wants to exercise extreme caution buy requiring masks, fine. If it makes you feel better to do something, do it. But it shouldn’t make anyone feel better to force other people to do something that, at best, is marginally effective.

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      • Rampdawg

        Watch out for your 9:00 o’clock

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      • Normaltown Mike

        thoughts like these are literally killing grandmothers.

        We need more brave heroes like NYC’s finest that took down this MAGA viro-terrorist.

        #BOOMERLIVESMATTER

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          Glad to see the health police put her on the subway floor, where she will be safe from any germs.
          #BetterSafeThanSorry
          #It’sForYourOwnGood

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        • Derek

          Why is it that when i said we live in a police state a few months ago you magats figuratively cupped these stormtroopers balls as if they can do no wrong?

          Is it that you’re fine with the abuse if you agree with the law being enforced? That’s some pretty shitty situational ethics.

          Why didn’t choking out Eric Garner get a response from the general magatry?

          My own view is that these assholes need to stop acting like marines raiding Fallujah. I don’t care if its ruby ridge or waco or michael brown or laquan mcdonald. This crap just has to stop.

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            How else are the diktats of our esteemed leaders supposed to be imposed on the proles? Granted, sometimes cops go too far. But what possible alternative is there?

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      • “A healthy, asymptomatic person wearing a mask is mostly doing something just to be doing something. Unless it’s an N-95 mask (and worn properly) the effectiveness at preventing the spread of respiratory viruses is small.”
        I’m inclined to agree with this statement, but where is the reliable non media source that proves it?

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          Interview with a Vanderbilt doctor.
          https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2020/03/02/coronavirus-covid-19-questions
          “What we know about masks used in the community is that the data supporting that is scant. Could they have a small role in preventing the transmission of the virus? I suppose so. One of the things they do is prevent you from actually touching your nose and your mouth, which might interrupt transmission if you happen to pick it up on your fingertips. But the use of masks is more a comfort and a sign to others that you’re doing your best rather than an actual prevention of getting the coronavirus or influenza for that matter.”

          The main theoretical benefit is that cloth masks or surgical masks can reduce the amount of virus a sick person exhales. But from limited experience with this virus, as well as extensive experience with others, viral shedding is heaviest when patients are fevered and symptomatic. But whether you have the flu or Covid-19, you should just stay home if you’re sick.

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          • ASEF

            From March 2. You know, back when Hannity and Trump were still saying this wasn’t even as bad as the flu. A lifetime ago in everyone’s understanding of the virus, including doctors.

            Try to contribute something worthwhile, maybe once a month? Is that asking too much?

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              You think the nature of the transmission of respiratory viruses have reversed themselves over the last few weeks? That’s cute.

              Is Vanderbilt now GOP headquarters? Are all doctors but Fauci automatically wrong? I just want to be sure I’ve got the correct “science” taking points from Rachel Maddow.

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    • dawgxian

      Because there’s no vaccine to refuse to take. You gotta find some way to be uncooperative

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  14. RangerRuss

    Ambulance took Mama to Piedmont/Athens Regional Sunday night for pneumonia. She’s almost 85. Tested negative for Covid-19. However, she was checked briefly into the quarantined ward before being placed on the appropriate floor. What was that all about? Fudging Chicom virus numbers for federal gooberment remittance?
    Athens Regional has done an exceptional job keeping my Mom alive the last few years. No complaints save that odd exposure to a nasty floor. She’s on her way home now still feeling rough.

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      Glad she’s doing relatively well.

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    • PTC DAWG

      Momma sounds tough..I hope she feels better. I think I would be in someone’s ear about sending her to the Quarantined Floor…

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      • RangerRuss

        Thanks fellas. PTC, that was my first thought. But I’ll allow the more reactionary members of the family to get in someone’s ear.
        Mom is like many old widows whose main purpose in life is grandchildren. She’s weary of the quarantine and not spending time with her babies. Lonely days are beating her down. I see her a couple times a week and take protective measures.

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  15. Sanford222view

    I choose to not wear a mask but don’t think negatively towards people that do choose to wear one. I will admit I do laugh to myself when I see people driving alone in a car wearing one though. I guess that should count as thinking negative towards a mask wearer!

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  16. BuffaloSpringfield

    My mom will be a young 90 on October 8th. Lord willing. I am sure I’ll never reach such a glorious age. From her point of view the solitary confinement of quarantine is morbid. She stays with her little sister that’ll be 87 on October 30th.
    I used to get her out and ride her around. Not so anymore. The bad thing about golden age is you outlive all your friends. She does have one friend left from work and she just turned 95 and they talk like the Mindlebright sisters on Andy Griffith every night from 8:30-9:00.
    I sit in awe of a group of Dawgs that come here and go from a devil on a golf course for levity and come off as haters of the Orange Man or Sleepy Joe. Then we argue about the constitution and with or without masks. My only words on masks is a guy and lady ( loose terms included ) that were wearing masks outside the grocery but as they came out they had slits cut in and proceeded to light up a cig with mask on to their car.
    My only thoughts is I have no idea why there was a devil on the golf course but I know he follows me around and sits on my shoulder while trying to play 5 hours of golf. I hope the guy didn’t tear a ligament as well as most of ya’lls cantor doesn’t really picture the hate you live in towards each other.
    I can remember growing up and I pretty much hated it. I’d be drug along to visit and my folks would have coffee and talk for hours. I never really understood that I guess but during those times people-friends were more important than who the president was. Media-News was not a 24-7 division that it is now.
    Perhaps after this is over you might just want to call or go over and sit down and talk to a friend. TV off, no IPhone, just talk. We could use some better rhetorical conversation. Hell we may even find out that we care about fellow Dawgs no matter who they voted for.
    Just sayin’

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      I mean, personal relationships are all well and good. But it’s no substitute for the vital work of inventing new gender categories.

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  17. 92 Grad

    I think that the politics of this whole situation is very interesting, and maddening. The Federal responsibilities seem to be viewed by most as weak and inappropriate. No, the real problem is how this situation we are in has shed light and magnifying glass on how inept and discombobulated our state and local governments function. If you have an issue with masks, lockdowns, policies, look to your state. The Fed should be looking at the forest. One’s state and local survival/resistance to this virus is how we are going to pull through and the Fed is how we will finish the year.

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