When the Goats of Summer Have Gone - August Blame Thread
Thumperchick posted a pic said16
I can see you,
Your goat-horns shining in the sun.
You’re jumping and bleating,
With your goat-farers oo-on.
Yeah, you @2many2no - welcome to goathood.
Let the blames, BEGIN!
- 16 comments, 70 replies
I like this thread better. @2many2no jumped the gun. Blame!
@OldCatLady 2 threads, 2 times the blames.
@OldCatLady I was technically faster to post, too.
It’s nobody’s fault but mine that I type so slow,
I’m over here.
@2many2no No sense in asking for me to change my vote. I am always very careful before I do, and you seemed the best choice. Congratulations!
Blame #1: Instead of doing something productive, I spent the evening unsuccessfully trying to solve the Rubik’s cube that came in my BOC. It’s only been like 30 years since I played with one.
Blame #2: I’m still at 9,999 posts at woot.
@narfcake Yup, my fault, especially if you haven’t solved it by now.
@2many2no No, I did. And then again.
I scrambled it again earlier.
It’s still scrambled.
Also while I’m at it, there’s already Halloween stuff on store shelves here and one of my local thrift stores has a section already. I’m blaming you now for this just as I’ll be blaming @RiotDemon in October for Christmas stuff being on the shelves already.
@narfcake I don’t care when the stores put stuff out, but it does kind of bother me (maybe more than it should) that Thanksgiving almost gets passed over. Well, except for the grocery stores.
That’s my favorite holiday. Of course, that may be because it hasn’t been hugely commercialized yet. It’s still about family, food, and football, just like when I was a kid and got to be my uncle’s remote control.
I’m thankful for all that.
@2many2no Thanksgiving? You mean that shopping holiday? /s
@narfcake Yeah, I know they’re trying to fuck it up, but I do my best to avoid all that.
/giphy couch potato
@narfcake you can start the blame now! Hobby Lobby has Christmas stuff. I saw Christmas stuff at a goodwill also.
Most stores have Christmas stuff in September. Blame September goat the most, please.
@2many2no here’s an unblame for Halloween stuff being on the shelves already. My favorite holiday to purchase year round decorations for my house.
@RiotDemon Thrift stores, I understand, as they put out the items as folks donate them. Retail stores – that’s planned.
So that’s a blame, @2many2no!
@narfcake OK, I’m to blame for aggressive retail marketing tactics, but it sure would be nice if I got a cut of the revenue.
/giphy pay me
'Tis the tale of @2many2know,
When nominated they stole the whole show.
With nary a care,
And limericks fair,
They beat @Kidsandliz, decidedly so!
I blame you for aiding and abetting @Kidsandliz with evading the role she so richly deserves for yet another month. Some might say that @mfladd is to blame for nominating you. Some would be very mistaken indeed.
@jbartus I’m predicting that September nomination thread will have just one candidate.
October is pretty much decided too.
@narfcake Who is on the chopping block for October? And I have plans to run away from home in September. Possibly to Mars. If that proves to be impossible, perhaps I’ll arrange to be kidnapped by pirates. And go live again on a tall ship. Hey @CaptAmeherican I might need some help with that last one. Don’t know who is where these days.
@narfcake all I know is I’m done buying the excuses. Looking forward to a long August full of @Kidsandliz posting consistently.
@jbartus Nope there will be some days that is likely not to happen unless I make an effort to find internet. And some of those days I likely will not make that effort.
@Kidsandliz I’d keep track of statistics but your profile is private so I’ll just have to take your word on the matter.
@jbartus you can use the search function… just sayin’
/giphy ain’t nobody got time for that
@jbartus I’m not 100% sure that I’m solely to blame for this.
After all, @Kidsandliz has proven to be very effective at begging and pleading.
And @mfladd did run a superb campaign…
OK, it’s really all my fault.
/giphy blame the goat
List of blames for @2many2no:
@narfcake Dang, I’d forgotten that @Thumperchick made this other blame thread.
Sorry I haven’t been checking over here.
So when I got to work today, the internet was down. It’s just another thing that’s my fault. I’m constantly amazed at how fast the blame piles up. There’s probably a hu-u-u-u-u-ge backlog by now.
/image carry on
@2many2no This was a decent fantasy YA novel.
I was going to blame you this morning because I hit almost every red light, but I still made it in on time, so that’s an unblame.
@narfcake I feel ya’. Half my drive time is sitting at red lights.
I blame you for the kidney stone Is just found out I have and the loss of income today due to being stuck in the ER in excruciating pain. Also for any potential future loss of income.
Ouch is seriously inadequate here.
PS I think there are ways to eat and drink where you minimize the risk of getting these. But I don’t know any details. And I know that doesn’t help much right now.
@jbartus I accept all blame, but lay off the cokes, 'K?
(Wait, in your neighborhood, do they call them sodas or pops? “Carbonated soft drinks”)
That shit really hurts. I hope everything passes soon.
@jbartus is this your first one? I know if you are diligent and catch it, they can find out what it’s made of and avoid those foods/drinks.
@2many2no Growing up in eastern MA we called cokes - tonic. @jbartus may be too young to remember that.
@f00l figuring that out will first require figuring out what it formed out of.
@2many2no I hope so too. I also hope when they analyze it they don’t find anything to do with Cokes or I’ll be very sad.
@RiotDemon yes it’s my first. They gave me a bunch of these disposable strainers they want me to use when I go to the bathroom to try to capture it and a specimen jar to keep it in until my next appointment. Then they’ll analyze it and figure out what it’s made out of and try to help me understand what caused it.
@mfladd c’mon now, Grandpa. Everybody knows they’re called sodas.
@jbartus just don’t forget to use the strainers. I had an ex that refused to use them at work, and he never caught one. He was going on almost 10 years of random stones. He also refused to stop drinking all the tea and coke that it most likely was. I remember one year that he must of gone to the emergency room 4-6 times.
@RiotDemon I am unsure when to use it though. I am given to understand from others I have spoken to that the act of actually trying to pass it is one that will cause significant pain, so upon experiencing that pain I could presumably fetch a strainer and use it accordingly. But they gave me quite a few strainers yet not enough to cover the week plus they have me waiting for before my follow up visit so… do I always use them or wait for the expected pain described by others?
@jbartus they gave him a reusable one so he could use it every single time. I would ask them for more disposables if you’re going to run out.
His pain was when it was moving around in the kidney and down towards the bladder… But then it would sometimes take a while to come out, and sometimes with no pain. He would hear it hit the bowl, but wouldn’t fish it out for analysis.
@RiotDemon I’ll definitely fish it out if necessary. Won’t be hard, thing’s 7mm.
@Kidsandliz soda. And since when do you live in Massachusetts anyhow?
@jbartus Haven’t lived there since I lived on a 130’ schooner in the Boston inner harbor. It is pop in Cleveland Ohio too.
@Kidsandliz in my experience ‘pop’ is a midwest thing.
@jbartus yes Midwest. So where did Massachusetts come from in your post directed at me? hope your kidney stones no longer hurt.
@Kidsandliz you replied to my reply to @mfladd who was looking for me as a fellow Masshole to back him up with ‘tonic’
@jbartus I wasn’t looking to have you back me up. Your too fucking young to remember that. You are one of the younger generation forgetting our historical language!
@mfladd so you’re one of those massholes for whom 495 is the state boundary?
Halloween decorations are on sale at the grocery store. School doesn’t even start for three weeks. Boo.
Plus I really want that skeleton dog.
@sammydog01 resist the purchase! If you buy it you’ll help validate their marketing choices!
@jbartus if @sammydog01 doesn’t buy it, someone else will.
@sammydog01 Halloween is the one holiday I don’t mind when the decorations come out early. But what I am REALLY looking forward for is when they go on clearance - muwahahahaha!
@sammydog01 I have a skeleton goose, life size. Need to renew the GITD paint this year.
/buy buy buy!
You can get it off the shelf
If you buy it all yourself.
You have to do it,
‘Cause very soon it
Will all be restocked by an elf.
Heads, I buy in and blame that I’m shelling out money for something I probably didn’t need.
Tails, I don’t buy in and you get unblamed in the interim.
An eagle grabbed your coin out of the air!
/giphy stupid eagle! quit eating coins!
@narfcake Damn now I want one too.
@sammydog01 The coin bank? Yeah! Lots of counterfeits out there, though.
/image itazura coin bank
I’ll probably wait to see what stretch goals come about for UU. Over $40k already, and it hasn’t been even 6 hours yet.
@narfcake Hey, stop giving coins to birds. Not only are they poisonous, they weight the birds down so it’s hard to fly.
a simple question of weight ratios
@2many2no Don’t blame me that the stupid bird wanted to eat it!
I have both. Then again, I have a lot of MPatHG inspired shirts. I still await a day in which the whole movie could be summarized/recreated via shirts.
Dang it, this place just has to go somewhere, and here’s as good as any. A friend (I have really strange friends) posted this picture on FB, with the “I have no words” comment. Me either, although I find it hysterical.
You have to know that I blew it up just to get the maker’s name, and then found the web site where you can order it. Anyone have any Italian connections?
@Shrdlu this was definitely inspired by this:
@narfcake I love the teeturtle one, but the Harebrained one came first and after getting this design on a t-shirt, I just can’t justify buying something similar.
/image fresh baked kittens double rainbow bib
Not to mention, I actually had a guy that wanted to go buy me a shirt so he could take it from me, lol. It was a kickstarter exclusive and I wish I would of bought two.
@Shrdlu Try Amazon Italia: https://www.amazon.it/
@2many2no you’re doing a good job this month… fuck you!
Just got done with my kidney stone follow up, fuckers scheduled the imaging yesterday and follow up today so you get the blame for two days’ work lost. You can also have some blame for their scheduler who made that fucking decision not even calling me like they were supposed to leaving me to chase after them.
Today’s follow up didn’t go so well, the fucking thing hasn’t moved a bit, which I guess is a blessing because I didn’t have any pain to deal with so far but it’s fucking miserable because now they’re going to go in after it. Do you realize how they fucking do that? It’s called ureteroscopy, don’t fucking look it up if you’re squeamish. #YouWantToStickWhatInWhere?
Finally, to add a fucking cherry on top of the whole affair, today’s their OR scheduler’s day off so I probably won’t know when they want to do this fucking thing until Monday. Then there will be yet another fucking hospital visit 7-10 days after the procedure to pull out the stent they’re gonna put in during the procedure to break it up.
To my mind every time a hospital employee gives a range like that it means you’ll probably be back on both fucking occasions, one to make sure everything is doing what it should and the other to actually get something done. Also knowing hospitals they’re probably going to want to see me again afterwards to ensure everything’s fine and fucking dandy. All in all the way I figure it I’ve got at least three fucking appointments ahead of me relating to this in addition to the operation.
You’re doing a fantastic fucking job this month, goat, all of this shit is your fault.
I need a fucking drink. No wait, on pills, can’t even fucking drink.
@jbartus Drugs. You need to double your major drugs, both pain and don’t-worry varieties. Since you’re doing this the hard way, all your pessimism is fully justified. I’m sorry.
@jbartus Holy shit!
Piss harder, get that thing to move.
Anything’s better than hospitals and doctors. Any time they say the word “procedure” it really means they want to stick something in a hole, usually in a direction that hole wasn’t designed for, and frequently in a new hole they make that you don’t want.
Good luck with all this, and remember, you can always blame me (for another week.)
@mfladd thankfully it’s not that large.
@2many2no doesn’t seem like I have any say in the matter unfortunately
I’m just going to put this here, for now. I can’t figure out how to make this just a video (youtube or otherwise), so Facebook it is. Bleagh.
Just listen to it. It’s worth a few minutes of your time. You have a few minutes, or you wouldn’t be reading what I just wrote.
@Shrdlu I had to go to the FB page to view it. Who today would have the nerve to make the original?
@OldCatLady @Shrdlu that’s annoying, FBE hasn’t uploaded it on their youtube channel and the links don’t take you directly and they have two videos with the same name.
For those looking for it it’s College Kids React to Racism in America (the older of the two). I had to go looking for it because the embed here clips the audio controls. Probably FBE’s fault cause it looks like they did the video in 4:3 with 16:9 video so they could have the big banners on it, it’s not unreasonable to assume 16:9 these days. Sucks though.
right-click video for menu, then unmute to hear sound
@2many2no I’m not sure what you’re trying to explain to me. Just clicking on Play ought to be enough, far as I can see. It’s just that it insists on playing over on FB; other than that, it works fine.
In Chrome, clicking Play starts the video muted, but it plays in place (doesn’t go to FB.)
If you right click the video, a menu pops up with one of the selections “Unmute.”
I forget - is getting a BOC a blame or an unblame?
@narfcake My last BOC was pretty good. Do you know anyone that needs a fishing rod holder?
@narfcake Getting a BOC is always an unblame.
When it actually arrives, the story may be different.
@2many2no That sounds like a great plan!
Soon Goat you will no longer be.
Of horns you will soon be free.
So eat your last oats
And join the ex-goats
Imbibe pears, martinis, and Brie.
I should have tagged @2many2no on that. ; (
The call of the open pasture.
/giphy open pasture goat
Ima leave this here. Thanks y’all.
I would have been remiss
Had I not posted this.
One last verse
That’s not so terse
As a haiku. This is bliss.
(I know it’s only a matter of time until we get that haiku posting scapegoat.)