Your 9.9.20 Playpen

Inspired by a comment someone posted today in the Gift Guide, I thought I would use today’s Playpen to solicit suggestions to add to the list there.

What have you come across lately that you would suggest would make a great gift for that Dawg fan in someone’s life?  Share in the comments.

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187 responses to “Your 9.9.20 Playpen

  1. The Decider

    Urinal screens of all of UGA’s rivals.

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  2. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Other than Seth’s book?

    Really, I guess it’s pretty much Seth’s book for anything lately. It’s pretty good, though, I honestly wish he went into more detail about what happened in 2015.

    He gives us as much as he can without the possibility that someone will turn around and sue him (ahem, name rhymes with Screw It), but man, you just have this feeling that he knows even more than what he wrote but still doesn’t feel comfortable printing it.

    Also, I’m not a fan of the subtitle. We haven’t “Returned to Glory.” We’re on the road to glory, and that would’ve been better, I think. That was probably the publisher’s decision, though.

    Even with that, it’s a great read and great insight into Kirby’s mind.

    So what I’m saying is, go buy Seth’s book! The kindle copy is only $14.99.

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  3. whybotherdude

    I would love a filter that blocks all political and covid conversations. I would pay huge bucks for one.

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    • For the record, Sonos’ customer service is fabulous.

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    • Got Cowdog

      Love Sonos.

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    • PTC DAWG

      They are nice, but a nice wired system blows them out of the water…

      My Son has both…no comparison when you go from room to room and listen.

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      • oacampbell

        PTC, curious if you mean a wired Sonos system, or other. Was strongly considering the Arc once it’s back in stock…

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        • PTC DAWG

          They sound good, don’t get me wrong, and if you’ve never had a powerful surround sound wired system with subwoofer, etc..you’ll love it. The ease of use is worth it to most people…it’s not cheap…but it works well if you have good WIFI.

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          • Previously Paul

            I have a wired system (Onkyo, Polk Audio) and a wireless (Yamaha). The Yamaha performs admirably but when you’re really cranking something it just can’t compete. However, it’s precisely what I need in the room where I have it.

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      • I have both. I have wired system in our TV room with Mirage and Polk Audio speakers paired with a Velodyne sub-woofer and a pair of Edifer self powered speakers in the kitchen (which I think I discovered from a previous year’s gift post on GTP). I have Chromcast devices on both so I can cover the whole ground floor of our home or play music in just one area. I guess the Edifer speakers are technically “wired”, as well, but they sound much better than a Bluetooth speaker and remove the need for an amp in the kitchen which the wife would not go for at all.

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  4. 3rdandGrantham

    A framed pic of this…

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  5. PTC DAWG

    A box of those masks which clearly state they don’t stop Covid. 🙂

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  6. otto1980

    When the Florida fan gets it.

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  7. psyopdawg

    I am someone who spends most of his time in shorts after a long career that required full attire. https://freeflyapparel.com/ has the most comfortable and stylish shorts, that are appropriate for: September, early October games, the beach, golf, with a nice polo, etc… If you spend time on a boat, they dry very quickly, are the perfect combination of form fitting but loose and stretch a bit. The pocket liners of shorts and all their shirts are made of Bamboo. Lastly, they are a company out of South Carolina so ground shipping takes just a few days here in the Southeast. Description here is mostly about the Hybrid Short which comes in 7.5″ and 9″ length but have a few of the others as well. Check’em out.

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    • PTC DAWG

      I don’t have any of these shorts specifically, but that Bamboo fabric is the bomb, I can say that.

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    • The bamboo shirts are great too.I have both the long sleeve and short sleeve t-shirts I wear as sun protection. Soft as can be and they dry quickly as well. Best part is they don’t stink like many sun shirts do when you sweat in them. I even have a few of the light & mid-weight hoodies which are great as well.

      I have never bought the Free Fly shorts since I prefer a shorter inseam than most of the options they offer. I live in Aftco fishing shorts. They are indestructible and dry quickly. Of course, they aren’t as versatile to wear if you need a slightly dressier look.

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  8. Grafton

    A large framed picture for Putin and Xi shaking hands for Biggen to place above his headboard. If he doesn’t already have one of course.

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  9. Patrick O'Rouke

    I’d like a 100% effective vaccine that will allow me to get my life back to normal ASAP, including going to all Georgia home games (and maybe even a few road games) because I’m not a threat to anyone else in the stands. So sick of this nonsense.

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  10. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Something’s up Derek’s read end today, huh? You okay, man? Are you finally waking up to the dawning horror of the most likely outcome in November?

    While I’m not particularly happy about it, I made my peace with it the moment the DNC nominated a man with obviously failing mental faculties and then his handlers choose the least popular former candidate (first person out) as his running mate. It’s almost like they’re throwing the election. It must have been how Republicans felt when the best they could nominate to go after charismatic sitting presidents were charisma black holes Bob Dole and Mitt Romney. Well, with the added insanity of TDS tacked-on, of course.

    I suggest you make the same kind of peace, Derek. Coming in hot like you’re doing today, there’s just no call for it. Be well.

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    • Illini84

      “charisma black holes” in a conversation about Trump. Right.

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

        Dude, if you don’t think Trump has charisma, I got nothing for you.

        This is what I seriously don’t understand about the DNC and people still voting Democrat. Not only do they continue to underestimate Trump and create these fictions for why he won (RUSSIA!!!) in 2016 in order to absolve themselves from losing the most winnable presidential race in decades, instead of taking an honest look of what they did wrong in 2015 and 2016, they instead quadrupled-down.

        All the DNC had to do was not be crazy. Don’t sympathize with and make excuses for the worst fringes of their ideology. Don’t actually encourage violent rioting and hundreds of millions of dollars of property damage in cities they’ve controlled for decades. Don’t nominate a man with obvious mental deterioration. Don’t use media allies to continue to spread tinfoil hat conspiracies. DON’T BE CRAZY.

        They couldn’t even do that.

        But sure Illini, Trump isn’t charismatic. Or something.

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  11. Don in Mar-a-Lago

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  12. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    A book

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  13. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    A poster

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  14. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    Edibles

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  15. Derek

    GOP Senate intel report:

    “The Russian government disrupted an American election to help Mr. Trump become president, Russian intelligence services viewed members of the Trump campaign as easily manipulated, and some of Mr. Trump’s advisers were eager for the help from an American adversary.”

    Traitors don’t care.

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    • Facebook ads are LITERALLY the greatest threat to democracy in history. The cute little puppies, pointing out Hillary’s crimes, IT’S DIABOLICAL!

      And now China is rooting for Biden. He’s a traitor just like the rest of them. Influencing other nations’ elections is OUR thing.
      #Murica
      #TraitorsEverywhere

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  16. Derek

    The report showed extensive evidence of contacts between Trump campaign advisers and people tied to the Kremlin — including a longstanding associate of the onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Konstantin V. Kilimnik, whom the report identified as a “Russian intelligence officer.”

    Traitors don’t care.

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  17. Derek

    Mr. Manafort’s willingness to share information with Mr. Kilimnik and others affiliated with the Russian intelligence services “represented a grave counterintelligence threat,” the report said.

    Traitors don’t care.

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    • “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” – Mueller report

      Leftists don’t care.

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      • Don in Mar-a-Lago

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        • Derek

          People who scream about supposed rampant voter fraud could also care less about Russia influence in our elections so long as it benefits their candidate. These people are traitors.

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          • https://www.heritage.org/voterfraud
            1,296 proven instances of voter fraud
            1,120 criminal convictions
            48 civil penalties
            95 diversion programs
            16 judicial findings
            17 official findings

            What’s less than $100k spent on an election compared to thousands of fraudulent votes?

            Winning an election using illegal votes. Leftists don’t care.

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            • Establishing a foundation to enrich yourselves while wrapping yourselves in the Shroud of Turin? Evangelicals don’t care.

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            • Previously Paul

              The 1,296 proven instances occurred between 1982 and 2020. Literally billions of votes were cast during that same period. Billions. Twenty eight years, thousands of elections, billions of votes and they found 1,296 problems nationwide.

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              • It doesn’t take billions, millions, or even thousands of votes to throw elections. Just a thumb on the scale. LBJ was elected to the senate after Box 13 was mysteriously found days after the election with 200 votes in alphabetical order in the same ink and handwriting. He won by 87 votes.

                In 2000, Bush beat Gore by 537 votes in Florida. And the count was continually changing. Without the Supreme Court’s decision, the recount would probably still be ongoing.

                And those were high profile elections affecting national politics. The margins for state and local elections are much narrower and the scrutiny much less. The 1,296 proven instances obviously aren’t the only ones. Those are the guys who got caught. Most of them don’t get caught.

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                • Previously Paul

                  So if you genuinely question the integrity of the process then surely you understand both parties are equally likely to cheat. The only instance in recent history where an election was overturned due to fraud (North Carolina) involved a Republican operative who was ballot harvesting. The desire for power and the greed that fuels it doesn’t have a party affiliation. In our current situation with the White House consistently hammering away at the ‘fraudulent’ and ‘rigged’ election process, what happens if Trump wins? Isn’t he in danger of tainting his own victory?

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                • Yes. Both major parties have corrupt players. That’s one of the reasons I belong to neither party and don’t vote for their candidates.

                  I’m sure Republicans would be satisfied with a Trump election. Just as I’m sure that a Biden victory would instantly erase the post office interference concerns of Democrats. And that a Hillary victory in 2016 would have resulted in CNN lauding the pristine election process such that even the bogeyman of Russia could only purchase a few Facebook ads, which couldn’t possibly affect the election.

                  I support increased security for elections. Right now, that’s a Republican position. So I think they’re the better party on this issue.

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        • Derek

          Why would you misstate the facts in Putin’s favor unless you’re a traitor?

          Click to access Report_Volume1.pdf

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          • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

            Dude, you use that word so much it has lost all meaning when it escapes your mouth.

            Your TDS would be hilarious if it weren’t so sad.

            See, Illini? What did I tell you? All they had to do was NOT BE CRAZY.

            Derek is the prime example of why Trump will win again in November, and he’s too far gone to realize why it’s his fault and the fault of everyone like him.

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  18. Derek

    The Senate investigation found that two other Russians who met at Trump Tower in 2016 with senior members of the Trump campaign — including Mr. Manafort; Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law; and Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son — had “significant connections to Russian government, including the Russian intelligence services.”

    Traitors don’t care.

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  19. Derek

    Traitors consider military attacks on our country as inconsequential and meaningless thereby giving aide and comfort to the enemy.

    Its what traitors do.

    Its like saying Pearl Harbor was just a small base any way. Wasn’t even in a state! So what?

    It was a just a few bombs. Big deal!

    Hirohito would have appreciated the support you give Vlad.

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    • There haven’t been military attacks. There have been unsourced rumors of plans to help third parties fight Al Qaeda by striking against their allies, the United States.

      The bounty story has been debunked by actual sources like the conservative New York Times.

      But to folks who believe everything is treason because Drumpf is the root of all evil, it’s good enough to screech about.

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  20. ASEF

    So, Woodward has tapes of Trump saying he knew Coronavirus was deadly and highly contagious back in February? And admitting he was deliberately downplaying it in March?

    It’s like the man is just one huge loyalty test to his supporters. How much will they tolerate? How far will they go to excuse his behaviors, character and competence.

    It’s breathtaking. As a conservative, I always thought this sort of thing was possible from the left. Never from the right. Wooooow

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  21. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    A new Press Secretary

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  22. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    New Generals who care about my Trade Deals

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    • Derek

      Has a general ever bankrupted a casino? I mean, why trust them with knowing anything?

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        • ASEF

          I don’t think people using that term demonstrate much self-awareness.

          Trump’s everything you pretend to loathe on the Left – but from the Right. And apparently you’re ok with that.

          “Let’s shred the Constitution and get them before they shred the Constitution and get us.”

          It has some basic symmetry as long as you’re ok with the “shred the Constitution” part.

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          • Not at all. There is plenty to dislike about Trump. He is a liberal New Yorker, after all. And if anyone brought it up, I would agree.

            But instead of being reasonable and pointing out the actual issues, leftists screech about Trump being a Russian asset (not true), about the fact that he might pull troops out of the Middle East before our great-grandchild retire (a good thing), or about the fact that he hurt their feelings on Twitter (who gives a shit). The only explanation for that level of stupidity is Trump Derangement Syndrome.

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            • ASEF

              Oh, so now he’s a liberal NYer? Orange Man Bad after all? The people who opposed him all this time had the right goal for the wrong reasons?

              It’s just fun watching you tie yourself up in knots as everything you claimed about the man over the past 4 years goes poof.

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              • Yes. He’s a liberal New Yorker. That really escaped your notice? You believe that when someone declares as a Republican they instantly become a neo-Nazi? That’s quite a cartoonish understanding of the world.

                I’m saying there are legitimate issues with Trump. And, despite your fervent beliefs, one of the legitimate issues isn’t that he’s literally Hitler.

                So yes, literally Hitler Trump opponents just embarrass themselves. But it’s fun watching you try to dress up TDS as something legitimate.

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                • ASEF

                  Just seeing how far down this “I’ve always had deep reservations about Trump” path you’re willing to go with a straight face.

                  Glad to know you’ve realized he’s a deeply flawed President but you’re still more worried about some random wackos on Twitter.

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                • Ditto, man. With all the problems that exist, you and your buddies are upset because Trump killed the Tooth Fairy.

                  I would wait for cooler heads to prevail. But, you know.

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                • ASEF

                  Trump killed the Tooth Fairy? Where are you hanging out online?

                  And pretty damn funny for a man who for years has justified his rabid support of Trump based on tweets from someone named Brie. Is Brie coming to get you, Napoleon? Is that why you were cowering between Trump’s legs all this time? And now that you’ve finally realized it’s not raining on you down there, you’re acting like you were never there in the first place?

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                • It’s interesting that you interpret me not believing that he’s literally Hitler as “rabid support.” You’re the very personification of the brainless leftist who believes anything from any source, as long as it could be detrimental to Trump.

                  As for Brie, I have no idea what you’re talking about. But by all means, don’t let me slow you down from your literally Hitler diatribes. Please tell me all about how Trump is locking up the mail boxes in major cities to throw the election.

                  Make sure you’ve got a nice, comfortable spot picked out to scream at the sky in early November.
                  #ILiterallyCan’tEven

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                • ASEF

                  Man has an external hard drive with 9 gigs of alt-right memes and related Trumo-supporting imagery that it becomes his blog calling card.

                  Man denies being rabid supporter of Trump.

                  Man wonders why people laugh when he accuses others of something called “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

                  Man posts tweets from someone named Brie so frequently that the name sticks.

                  Man denies knowing anything someone named Brie or her tweets.

                  Man wonders why people laugh when he claims the only issue he really cares about is a lack of self-awareness and perspective in Trump critics.

                  You’re not very good at this, Napoleon.

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  23. tonyhig

    Worst comment section ever. And candlesticks always make a nice gift.

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  24. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    A new brand of felony stupid

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  25. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    Moar modified intelligence assessments, fewer whistleblowers

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  26. Zach Ramsey

    TRUFF hot sauce!!
    I went into a local beer store (Stout Brothers on Canton street – it rocks!), and the manager asked us if we wanted to sample Truff. Zero part of me was looking to buy another bottle of hot sauce. It was addictive as hell! Really enjoyed it, and have recommended to family and friends.

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  27. Interesting strategy on the “super spreader” event at Sturgis.

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  28. Derek

    Click to access murphy_wb_dhs_oig_complaint9.8.20.pdf

    The complainant is a Marine. So he’s obviously a loser and a sucker.

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  29. RangerRuss

    Tee the damn ball up!

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