The Watering Hole, Wednesday, HUMP DAY! September 3, 2014: 3 x FAST

With the start of college classes all across the nation,fraternities are trying to come up with new ideas to bring in pledges. One fraternity settled on a fundraiser on Pledge Day: Burger Bakers. But not just any Burger Bakers – they decided to use bagels instead of burger buns, so they were Bagel Burger Bakers.

And from which college, you might ask, did these Bagel Burger Bakers come? Why, none other than Rutgers.

That’s right. They were the “Rugter’s Bagel Burger Bakers”.

Your turn.

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34 thoughts on “The Watering Hole, Wednesday, HUMP DAY! September 3, 2014: 3 x FAST

  1. Super Dave goes green.

    Super Dave uses only “simulated supple suede Saskatchewan salmon skin safety socks”

    • Super Dave Osborne? He and Albert Brooks (as in “A Film By…”) are brothers. Also, their last name is Einstein, but Brooks changed his because nobody would have taken him seriously if he tried to go by his real name. Oddly enough.

      • I think that would have been marketing genius if he had kept his last name.
        I found out that there is more than one of me on this planet.
        Apparently there is another person with my name who is in the navy in Seattle Washington.
        Every once in a while I get his mail.
        I do not have a common name.

        • After my divorce in 1979 and a move to a smaller apartment, I began receiving mail for someone with the exact same name. He had moved from the same state as I had moved from, to Florida, about 60 miles away from my new apartment!

          There was also a weird phone call I received the night I came home after my wife had moved out. The man was looking for his wife who he knew was at my place even though I had never heard of him or his wife who lived somewhere in Georgia. He continued to call back after an initial conversation of 15-20 minutes. I finally called the operator, they still had them back in ’79, who stopped the calls from coming through.

      • NO WAY! I had no idea. I loved Super Dave when he was on the John Byner show (that was an odd show!) Funny family for sure!

  2. ‘The Islamic State militant group has apologised for releasing the beheading video of US journalist Steven Sotloff before the official time, media reports said on Wednesday.

    “The user saw a tweet with the video and thought it was published officially. We tried to remove the video after we understood that his was published by mistake, and we are sorry to the followers of the Islamic State,” the ISIS said.’

    If only there was a familiar idiom I could think of to use, for people who get into severe trouble…

  3. Bob Marshall warns that in Louisiana, “one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion over the next 50 years”:

    “At the current rates that the sea is rising and land is sinking, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists say by 2100 the Gulf of Mexico could rise as much as 4.3 feet across this landscape, which has an average elevation of about 3 feet. If that happens, everything outside the protective levees – most of Southeast Louisiana – would be underwater.

    The effects would be felt far beyond bayou country. The region best known for its self-proclaimed motto “laissez les bons temps rouler” – let the good times roll – is one of the nation’s economic linchpins. This land being swallowed by the Gulf is home to half of the country’s oil refineries, a matrix of pipelines that serve 90 percent of the nation’s offshore energy production and 30 percent of its total oil and gas supply, a port vital to 31 states, and 2 million people who would need to find other places to live. The landscape on which all that is built is washing away at a rate of a football field every hour, 16 square miles per year.”

    Brad Plumer notes that climate change is only one of the environmental problems facing the region:

    “The land in southeast Louisiana was built up over thousands of years from sediment washed down by the Mississippi River and anchored by plant life in the marshes and wetlands. Without this replenishing, the soil would simply sink into the Gulf of Mexico. And over the past century, various human activities have disrupted this ecosystem. After the Great Flood of 1927, the US Army Corps of Engineers built up a series of levees along the Mississippi that controlled springtime flooding but also blocked sediment from washing down the river and replenishing the delta.

    At the same time, the Louisiana coast became a major source of oil and gas during the 20th century. That meant two things. Energy companies dredged thousands of miles of canals through the wetlands to transport equipment through – and those canals allowed shoreline to crumble and saltwater to seep in, killing off plants. Meanwhile, some scientists argue that the land itself has sunk after companies extracted oil and gas from underground wells.”

    http://projects.propublica.org/louisiana/

  4. The “man” who shot Renisha McBride for knocking on his door after she had a car accident has been sentenced to 15-30 years in prison. Good.

    • Why on this earth would they be interviewing this dunderhead on anything, let alone foreign policy? (never mind, I do know the answer)

    • Cool. I heard about this guy. He is nearly done, only one more province to cycle through – and it’s the one with the mountains!!

    • A small hammerhead.
      Less than a year old, probably picked off out of an estuary or shallow bay.
      Sharks that small spend their time in coastal inland waterways.
      Good luck to the Osprey, it’s like trying to skin a Goodyear tire.

        • For the novice bird watcher.
          How to tell the difference between an eagle and an osprey?
          Osprey carry the fish along the longitudinal axis of the birds body in its talons for streamlining.
          Eagles carry fish along the lateral axis of the birds body.
          So, if you see a large bird of prey carrying a fish sideways, it’s probably an eagle.

    • There must be a way to bring down the house of Waltons.
      (Walton family = Putin..they believe nothing can/will stop them)

  5. I know I have raged and ranted long and hard about what is happening east of the in the land called the Mother of Russia…… there was something new today from an unlikely source – France agreed to stall on giving Putin his aircraft carriers he could use to claim the rest of Novorussia and link his cronies in Moldova. I had a first account and pictures🙂 of moms taking their kids to see wounded Ukraine servicemen in Kyev this week and a first-hand account of people in Mariupol, frankly a city divided between Ukrainians and Russians on their politics and their heritage…. getting ready for what is obviously the Russian army coming, one way or another.

    Shit I am tired of this….the media, the Russians lying their assess off like nothing you’ve seen since Goebbels, the West, “he said, she said” reporting – when one side lies, all that happens is the liar is validated….the failure of Obama, Merkel, Cameron and until today Hollande to do jack shit for a country that just wants a chance to decide for itself and to do without the fucking crooks, Russian or homegrown.

    The Russian army has entered Ukraine in large numbers (yes, really!) and is pushing back the underequipped, undertrained Ukrainians….Putin is trying to decide where the ‘cease-fire line’ will be – his smiling bastard face with “no soul” according to Joe Biden. A city of 500,000 and more are in the way of his fascist ambition now….

    I just have this today…. his name was Anton Tumanov, a Russian soldier, 20 years old, his fiancée is 17….. his mother does not know really how or where he died….

    http://www.kyivpost.com/content/russia-and-former-soviet-union/russian-soldier-dies-in-ukraine-because-there-was-no-other-job-363238.html

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