Friday Open Thread

It took some doing, but you did it.  Congratulations, you made it to Friday.  Enjoy this sassy Prince gif.


28 thoughts on “Friday Open Thread

  1. noodleman

    No Minnesota connection here (except maybe Prince having been influenced by Hendrix) but it’s Dick Cavett’s birthday. During the summer of ’69 (Woodstock!), ABC put him on the late night schedule as a summer replacement and Cavett delivered some amazing interviews — most notably Jimi Hendrix a month before his Woodstock appearance, along with an impromptu performance of “Hear My Train A’Comin'” with the studio band.
     
    “Do you consider yourself a discplined guy? Do you get up everyday and work ..”
     
    “I try to get up everyday.”
     
    Cavett, I think, was the Jimmy Kimmel of his day.

  2. _taylor_ Post author

    Jimmy Kimmel is a drunk loser from the neighborhood compared to Cavett, who’s still funny in his nytimes writing today. 

    also, krampus rules. 

  3. justpbob

    There is ALWAYS a Minnesota connection to everything and everyone, Noodle-san. In 1987, Dick Cavett hosted the “College Bowl World Series,” a quiz show for young eggheads, on the Disney Channel. The winning team was the Univeristy of Minnesota. According to Wikepedia, the Gophers have appeared in the quiz more than any other team.

  4. jane

    Yeah, always a MN connection (not that I think everything here HAS to have a MN connection); for example, Krampus is part of Croation culture, and I think there are a fair number of Croatian-Americans in MN. Also, once I saw The Cramps at First Avenue. That’s another way Krampus is connected to MN!

  5. noodleman

    @_taylor_: I was going to compare Cavett to Jimmy Fallon (e.g. comedy writer-performer to hosting his own show) but thought more highly of Cavett than that. And, yes, I would agree Cavett flew circles around any of the late-night guys … including Letterman … and could still do so.

  6. noodleman

    @justpbob: I know someone who is — was — an employee there at Lockheed. Losing 1000 jobs just like that is a big blow for the community. But if limiting or reducing government spending is what the Tea Party and Republicans want, there will be more job losses like this around the defense industries as the DOD is forced to reduce its spending.

  7. justpbob

    To be far, even Robert Gates is calling for budget cuts, and the DOD likely has some fat/uneeded weapon systems to trim.  Ratifying the START treaty with Russia would help reduce costs, too.

  8. ryanol

    I’m refurbishing and old snow blower that a coworker gave me, it’s all torn apart.  While I’ve got it apart I got to thinking making I should paint all the plastic pieces that don’t move aren’t going to get too battered up.
     
    So Electric Blue with yellow stroked white lightning bolts or Candy apple red with a gold flaked racing stripe?
    How about blue with a white yeti?

  9. ryanol

    This is potentially spiraling out of control into purchasing a higher throughput airbrush and painting something on the hood of my car.

  10. ryanol

    Its a 91 ford escort…next year I am going for classic plates.
    I don’t know if I want to mess with a numbers matching 91 scort…that could be a real money maker down the line.
     

  11. Aging Egghead

    There is ALWAYS a Minnesota connection to everything and everyone, Noodle-san. In 1987, Dick Cavett hosted the “College Bowl World Series,” a quiz show for young eggheads, on the Disney Channel.
     
    It would be really weird if one of those formerly young eggheads read things on this site, wouldn’t it?

  12. ryanl

    Alright I had to work with what Homer D. Poe had in rattle cans…sooooo Candied Saphire Blue it is.
    I’ve got the base done currently, you can see where I am at currently here.
    Now its either time to send the main panel to my brother to have him paint a white yeti or get some sign painters enamel and try my best attempt at  Von Dutch’n some pin stripes on that sucker.

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