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Seriously, DO NOT Do it

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 24, 2020

Today’s netflix rec’d: “Don’t Fuck With Cats”. I discovered it as I was slowly, almost in a zombie state, clicking through different movie previews. I am one of the biggest cat fans out there so I was hooked in immediately. And don’t worry, they don’t show any videos of cats being tortured. But the methodical way they go about catching this fuck was truly amazing. It’s only 3 episodes long, go watch it.

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  1. unca_chuck said, on March 24, 2020 at 8:50 am

    The joke i heard 2 months ago applies even more now. The #1 show on Netflix in a landslide is going onto Netflix and looking for something to watch.

  2. Stan Shell said, on March 24, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Today I scanned yesterdays thread and a couple of things jarred my memory banks. One was Richie (always Richie) Allen. I was in the old Connie Mack stadium (a story itself in the upper deck) and he hit one to left field. It just kept going up and up and finally hit the Lights many feet ABOVE the top of the left field UPPER deck. I couldn’t believe it.
    Yesterday someone mentioned a sandwich shop that had a conveyor belt that heated the sandwich. About 1970 I worked in a corner office of the newly opened Mutual Benefit life building on corner of California and market street. View of all of Market street. Best office I ever sat in- -by far. I used to go to a burger joint called Clown Alley. They had a conveyor belt that cooked both the burger and the separate bun. VERY tasty.

    • unca_chuck said, on March 24, 2020 at 9:08 am

      Loved Clown Alley. Hamburger Mary’s. Blum’s. Hippo’s.

      • gianthead said, on March 24, 2020 at 12:01 pm

        Clown Alley is a drunken night out in North Beach staple…

  3. unca_chuck said, on March 24, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Been busy with the shit at home. 2 kids here, and my oldest has a pretty severe case of Lyme disease and should she get the virus, could be catastrophic. So we are very diligent around here. Of course we also have a 22 year old who is varying shades of indifferent to the whole thing so we make sure he’s sanitized when he comes in. He was working till last Friday, so that’s over with, but they both also do work for my wife with their own company doing apartment set ups. They aren’t in contact with people so that’s good, but everything worries me now.

    Now that Trump has a fucking catch phrase, we will hear that a billion times over the next month.

    “The cure can’t be worse than the disease.” A reporter pointed out the worst case is death, so that’s pretty dumb.

    As far as overrated bands go, I used to love U2, but Bono got WAY too full of himself. Still don’t like them at all. Their last good song was Bullet the Blue Sky.

    • djloo27 said, on March 24, 2020 at 3:12 pm

      Best wishes to your daughter, Chuck.
      Hope she’s having a better day…

  4. unca_chuck said, on March 24, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Loved Clown Alley. Hamburger Mary’s. Blum’s. Hippo’s.

  5. zumiee said, on March 24, 2020 at 9:11 am

    I’ve been passing a lot of home-time reading the work of Chinese-American author Ken Liu. He writes science fiction and fantasy, and he’s great. He has a vast creative imagination.
    Chinese-American author Ted Chiang is high on my list, too. His short story “The Story of My Life” was made into the excellent sci-fi film “Arrival.”
    I highly recommend “Arrival” to everyone.

    • gianthead said, on March 24, 2020 at 12:02 pm

      Just started watching Arrival and about a third of way through…

  6. willedav said, on March 24, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Chinese detective series I enjoy from X. Qiu-Long, mostly set in Shangahi. Inspector Chen Cao, a poet who winds up doing police work . Often quotes couplets of poetry from Tang and Sui dynasties, beautiful stuff. Also has an old mentor who is quite powerful who steers him in right direction and keeps him out of trouble though not always.

    One of them took up environmentalism in China where economy and development overrule everything–a big business was polluting a lake so badly locals could not eat the fish there. Cause was taken up by underground bloggers, under much pressure. Other issues are corruption of officials, past lives of parents affecting descendants, American born Chinese…as always the Party has final word.

  7. wilcojoe said, on March 24, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Any Curb Your Enthusiasm fans here? I thought Sunday’s season finale might have been the best episode in the shows history. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. Also a bit prophetic in that Larry’s coffee shop burned down in large part due to his having a bottle of Purell (a natural accelerant) on every table.

    • Flavor said, on March 24, 2020 at 10:19 am

      I love that show but it’s not on Netflix so….

  8. willedav said, on March 24, 2020 at 10:05 am

    MLBTR is cycling through all 30 teams for how shutdown/later start to season will impact them.
    Have a feeling this will allow Sandoval to heal sufficiently to be able to play 3b and 1b and might go long way to ensuring both he and Pence are on opening day roster. Obviously at someone’s expense on IF and OF.
    Side benefits though—last season of Shark, and puts last days of Craw Belt etc. a little closer.

    Baseball getting set to start in Korea Taiwan and Japan maybe a month away though I haven’t seen anything said about crowds.

  9. unca_chuck said, on March 24, 2020 at 10:39 am

    I’ll check him out, Zume. The movie was pretty good, so the book should be better.

    My daughter turned me on to Haruki Murakami (I know, Japanese), but he’s good. Semi-sci-fi semi-historical realism semi-acid trip weirdness but very cool stuff. I’ve read the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore. Wind-up Bird was really bizarre.

    • willedav said, on March 24, 2020 at 10:57 am

      yeah I loved his earlier stuff full of quirky characters. He owned jazz club over there for awhile iirc; like Europe one of those places where the musicians were more appreciated than here. the stories about the big Kobe earthquake were good too that was my entry point.

  10. alleykat69 said, on March 24, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Hippos&ClownAlley along with Doggie Diner were all awesome 👏 and I would also always go to Tommy’s Joynt after a concert at Winterland as I was high and the munchies were kicking in!!

  11. chipower9 said, on March 24, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Going through yesterday’s thread, it was good to hear from snarkk. Tom, glad you are OK. Sounds like it could have been a hell of a lot worse. Take care, brother.

    Similar story – Gail had an episode several months ago with dizziness and high blood pressure. I was at work, so she called 911, and they rolled an ambulance. It was the correct call.

    Insurance covered almost all of the expenses, except the ambulance services was “out of network” for my insurance. Insurance covered about $800 of the ambulance bill, leaving about $1200, and it looks like we may be stuck with that. I have good insurance through work, and it just blows me away that shit like this can happen. Who the fuck has time, in an emergency, to ask the ambulance service if they are in your insurance network?! Pfffttt…all the more reason that we need universal health care coverage.

    I am currently reading a piece of fiction (first in a series) called “Memory Man” by David Baldacci. The premise of the story is a guy who was a high school football player, and later cop/detective. He takes a huge hit during a football game, and afterwards experiences a brain injury that causes him to remember everything. “Memory Man’ is the first of currently five in the series. Pretty good read.

    Anyway, hope everyone is doing ok given the situation. Stay safe and be healthy, Flappers.

  12. zumiee said, on March 24, 2020 at 11:27 am

    Trump wants “America open by Easter,” whatever that means.
    All the medical experts on his task force should resign in protest. They need to make a bold protest against his reckless dangerous idiocy.

    • Flavor said, on March 24, 2020 at 11:40 am

      he can’t open or close shit. Shelter in place is decided by the governors not his dumb ass.

  13. Flavor said, on March 24, 2020 at 11:44 am

    today is just more nonsense from Trump. Wait until this shit explodes over the next week or so and hospitals can’t meet the demand, his idea of opening by April 12th will just be a joke.

  14. gianthead said, on March 24, 2020 at 11:58 am

    F with Cats caught me by surprise. Thought it was a fictional show…good stuff

  15. gianthead said, on March 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    I finally watched Goliath on Amazon. Highly entertaining and big thumbs up while being locked up…

  16. gianthead said, on March 24, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    And so far I have been very impressed with HBO’S Plot Against America…

  17. Stan Shell said, on March 24, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Doggie Diner!!! I got married in 1962. Next day start of Honeymoon at the stick. My wife and I and a case of Olympia. Drank that and had several drinks at the catchers Mitt. Free since we were newlyweds. Somehow got to run-down Hoover Hotel. Set a wake up call and both passed out on bed. Next thing I knew a bell hop was in my room shaking me awake. Said the call did not wake me up. I quickly hustled him out (sans tip) and went back to sleep. Finally got up, dressed up and went out for Wedding Dinner about 10:00pm. It was Sunday night in the City and the only place open we could find was Doggie Diner. Have any of you ever heard of a Wedding Dinner at the Doggie Diner? I did.

    OSF

    • Flavor said, on March 24, 2020 at 12:23 pm

      great story, even Twin would have liked this one. Good lady to split a case of Olympia with you did she stick around or did you cut her loose cause of her beer tab?

      • Stan Shell said, on March 24, 2020 at 7:58 pm

        After 28 years. You had(have) her picture.

        OSF

  18. Macdog said, on March 24, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Only the Mets . . .

    • djloo27 said, on March 24, 2020 at 1:28 pm

      Wow. Shit like this makes me marvel at how healthy our staff was during the 3/5.
      Everybody would’ve thought Tim for sure would need TJ in his heyday…

  19. djloo27 said, on March 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Fairly easy trivia question:

    Name the OF who played full seasons for 7 different NL teams in 7 consecutive years (1998-2004)…

    • zumiee said, on March 24, 2020 at 2:12 pm

      • djloo27 said, on March 24, 2020 at 2:45 pm
  20. willedav said, on March 24, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Jason Collins tested positive. Said he got the headache fever tightness in chest March 11 after visiting NYC for Nets Pride night. Still recovering.
    Jarron his brother has been Warriors assistant moving steadily up ranks.
    Loo I’m thinking on this one…did this guy play for Giants during one of those years?

  21. willedav said, on March 24, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Kenny Lofton? dang good b-ball player too at U of A.

    • willedav said, on March 24, 2020 at 3:21 pm

      another one of those guys I wish Giants could have held onto.

      • djloo27 said, on March 24, 2020 at 3:32 pm

        I think Lofton holds the record for the most teams played for…

      • willedav said, on March 24, 2020 at 3:33 pm

        like teammate Reggie Sanders. uh hmmn now that I notice you said full seasons…

      • willedav said, on March 24, 2020 at 3:35 pm

        it’s reggie sanders huh? At first I couldn’t remember his first name.

    • djloo27 said, on March 24, 2020 at 3:29 pm

      Outstanding guess but not the answer…

  22. Flavor said, on March 24, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    question about the trivia question (because this is a hard one). Did this guy play for SF?

  23. alleykat69 said, on March 24, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    I remember Carlos Beltran bouncing around some??

  24. willedav said, on March 24, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    I know 2002 brings lot of bad memories but full of cool players.
    Funny, Yorvit Torrealba was on that team, and he retired at end of 2013. He was C for Rox at the game that was on Giants channel last night when Pagan got the inside the park HR. that would have made a good trivia question too.

  25. willedav said, on March 24, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    speaking of 2002 on nbc giants site is vid and brief interview with Benito Santiago talking about 2 run HR he hit bottom 8 NLCS to beat Cards 4-2. 2 outs nobody on and LaRussa intentionally walks Bonds in front of him and Santiago parks 3-2 pitch into LF seats. Giants eliminated Cards next game.

  26. James said, on March 24, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Jose Cruz Jr.?

  27. Flavor said, on March 24, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    speaking of 2002, here’s my list of guys who were probably on the juice that year (some we already know for sure): Bonds, Santiago and Benard right off the bat. Then you gotta think Sanders and Lofton were juicing due to their high performance at 34/35 years old. Maybe Nen, too?

    • Macdog said, on March 24, 2020 at 4:39 pm

      I’m guessing Shinjo won’t make the list.

      • alleykat69 said, on March 24, 2020 at 5:29 pm

        Lulz 😂 Not when you hit like a wet noodle..

      • willedav said, on March 24, 2020 at 6:49 pm

        Acquired from Mets by Giants for…Shawn Estes!
        Basically a trade that didn’t work out for anyone.

    • djloo27 said, on March 24, 2020 at 4:51 pm

      Why would Aurilia go off it following his unconscious 2001?

  28. willedav said, on March 24, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    No idea Cruz Jr. played for that many teams one after another after leaving giants, very impressive James.
    We were at Stick on 3b side early 80s when his dad flipped off my cousin who was razzing him from down LF line while he was playing defense. Remember that day Darrell Evans being frozen in full view of us by Nolan Ryan curveball for strike 3. Express rode right through Giants that day…have to find the box.

    • willedav said, on March 24, 2020 at 7:10 pm

      aug 7 1983 Evans last year with SF. Ryan beat them 2-1 complete game W. Moon boy Minton took L in relief of Krukow and Jose Cruz did hit HR off Krukow.

  29. alleykat69 said, on March 24, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Besides Ichiro has they’re been any other Japanese hitter that’s made much headway with a MLB team?

    • djloo27 said, on March 24, 2020 at 7:40 pm

      Matsui with Yanks…

  30. alleykat69 said, on March 24, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Sure must of been a special time for Darrel Evans to leave the Giants during year after year of losing, only to end up in Detroit (1984) at the age of 37 in his 1st year their and winning a W/S championship after one of the greatest starts of a season ever going 35-5 out of the gate!!

    • zumiee said, on March 24, 2020 at 7:36 pm

      Fun fact: Tigers defeated the Padres in the World Series, and Bochy was back-up catcher for the Padres.

  31. Winder said, on March 24, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    Evans always seemed like the most focused player on the field. I love watching him play ball. I liked the 1st base side anyway.

  32. djloo27 said, on March 24, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Every couple of years, Kruk or Kuip talk about Evans having the greatest month they ever saw a hitter have.
    No one could get him out. I think it was in ’83. Gotta look it up…

    • djloo27 said, on March 24, 2020 at 8:04 pm

      Yeah, May 1983. Quick glance looks like 41-97 / .423

      • djloo27 said, on March 24, 2020 at 8:08 pm

        Crazy.
        3 hit games: 6
        2 hit games: 9
        Homers: 9

    • djloo27 said, on March 24, 2020 at 8:13 pm

      Crawford had one sick month a year or two ago…

      • djloo27 said, on March 24, 2020 at 8:21 pm

        I may be hallucinating.
        I tallied up Crawford at 57-128 / .445 from 5/2/19 thru 6/10/19…

  33. willedav said, on March 24, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    fwiw, sports channel is showing A’s game Dallas Braden throws perfecto in Oakland on mother’s day vs. Tampa.
    Couple fun facts: guy who made the last out? Gabe Kapler ground out to SS. In 5th Longo tried to bunt his way on.

  34. willedav said, on March 24, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Kapler hit 9th played RF. slash line after that game: .220/.304/.317 for .621 OPS

  35. alleykat69 said, on March 24, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Never cared about Dallas Braden.The guy miraculous ly throws 1perfect game, has a lifetime record of 26-36 in 5 seasons and is done.Parlays that one game into a tv gig/radio gig why???

  36. Flavor said, on March 24, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    I remember that Evans run. He had such a cool swing, I still remember watching him send some damn moon shots into the football bleachers out in RF where no one sat. What a weird thing that was, the entire RF bleachers had no one sitting in them. Ever. Who designed that? lol

  37. Flavor said, on March 24, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Kokonuts keepin’ it super old school

  38. zumiee said, on March 24, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Jackson Browne has the coronavirus. Here’s hoping he gets through it OK.

  39. willedav said, on March 25, 2020 at 7:38 am

    more I think about it as a rebuild team that will rely on younger players going forward, the delay of season isn’t helping Giants at all.
    Dubon and Davis, plus Bart Ramos Luciano and guys drafted like bishop and Wilson will get no experience at any level as long as game is delayed. Plan for Bart might have meant after 200 ABs and playing regularly behind plate for couple months he could come up. Now that’s shot.
    Even with some short term ST for all the minors guys, they’re losing that couple hundred ABs and experience.
    while there might be a benefit to a guy like Webb who was going to be on innings limit, otherwise same is true for young pitching. It will take a while to get back to where they were before everything got shut down, then fewer games once season does get started. None of this helps Giants.

  40. unca_chuck said, on March 25, 2020 at 7:53 am

    Prince Charles has the Virus. Maybe the Queen!

  41. unca_chuck said, on March 25, 2020 at 8:00 am

    And Manu Dibango passed away from COVID. Michael Jackson ripped him off.

  42. willedav said, on March 25, 2020 at 8:07 am

    MLBTR has column on Rox, whose pitching had team ERA of 5.66 last year (ouch) and one on Brewer’s GM Stearns. Without going through it, turns out Sabes flipped erstwhile #1 draft pick Phil Bickford and Andrew Susac to Brewers for…Will Smith!
    Poor Bickford has spent last 2 years in high A ball and pitched combined 67 innings. wow what a steal


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