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What are you doing for the Super Bowl?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on February 1, 2006

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“The Super Bowl for me usually involves trying to cope with the macho madness going on in my living room, or trying to avoid it altogether.”

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“I’m just going to a friend’s party. I’ll probably bring some Boulevard Wheat for hors d’oeuvres.”

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“We’re going to the Super Bowl party at Haskell. They have free pizza and show the game on the big screen in the auditorium.”

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“I’m going to have a small party at my apartment. We’ll probably just pick up some beer and order pizza.”


killjoy 12 years, 3 months ago

You mean the Stones concerts is also going to have a football game?

RonBurgandy 12 years, 3 months ago

Macho Madness? Well, for the pregame first me and my buddies will get together and do a couple keg stands. Then we will see how many pushups we can do. Then about the time the game starts we will all have our jerseys and helmets on and we will bang each other's heads together. During the game we will do whatever really "macho" guys do for football games. Maybe we will run around a roundabout till one of us gets dizzy and falls down. Or maybe I will stand at my window and wave at every car that passes by.

Or we will have a couple people over, eat some quarter pounders (w/cheese) for hors d'oeuvres and watch the game and the commercials.

bearded_gnome 12 years, 3 months ago

ooooo, Ron, you risk taker!

macho madness? sounds like a good name for a business promotional campaign!

I just ignore the stooperbowl until it goes away; works every time.

you suppose there'll be a wardrobe malfunction by the stones? Oh, God, help us! RUN AWAY!

Topside 12 years, 3 months ago

Chicken wings and Miller High-Life!!! That's all you really need.

sunflower_sue 12 years, 3 months ago

Have the hubby holler at me when the commercials are on so I can come in and watch them. All time favorite was the "cat hurders." Maybe this year, they will have "trap-door buffalo hurders." As for the Chiefs...who cares!

conservativepunker 12 years, 3 months ago

I hate football. Especially Super Bowl Sunday. Those of you that knew David Dale know why.

beatrice 12 years, 3 months ago

We are going to a local pub that is a big Steelers' fan hangout! The place will be crazy loud with good cheer. GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sunflower_sue 12 years, 3 months ago

e_m, welcome to the board! Now, just to get you up 2 speed, this is a friendly board and we do not believe in censorship. That being said, we hope you enjoy your playful banters with us.

Aiko 12 years, 3 months ago

OMB, please add me as a character. By the way, what happened to our angry beaver?

BunE 12 years, 3 months ago

I am gonna watch me some football.

Note: Superbowl sunday is one of the busiest at emergency shelters for women and children escaping violence. A little financial support this week could be a good thing.

Aiko 12 years, 3 months ago


Write me in as the idealistic jaded sidekick with Tourettes syndrome.


BunE 12 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for the link. I stand corrected, the evidence I have is based only on work with 2 shelters in Kansas City. Anecdotal and limited to a region.

If there is no pattern nationally.

RonBurgandy 12 years, 3 months ago

Sunday should be a good day for sports...

First we watch as KU beats OU and breaks the top 25, and then the super bowl.

bankboy119 12 years, 3 months ago

Of course the Super Bowl would make men beat their wives. It all makes perfect sense now. Stupid football player, can't make the catch. Honey! come here so I can hit something!

bugmenot 12 years, 3 months ago

I'll be watching puppy bowl on Animal Planet!

coolmom 12 years, 3 months ago

ewww...i cant get over the wardrobe malfunction comment ick ick help i am falling off my chair

coolmom 12 years, 3 months ago

do they puppy bowl using severed cows heads?

Topside 12 years, 3 months ago

Woman shelters? TOB needs to change his name to "Debby Downer." Geesh.
I almost forgot to mention that KU is going to play OU in BBAll at noon. Boo-yah. Now if I could just talk the Wife into relations on Sunday while I play HALO on Xbox, we would have a George Costanzian type trifecta. Dare to Dream...

beatrice 12 years, 3 months ago

I think I should send Mrs. bankboy a copy of "The Burning Bed."

RonBurgandy 12 years, 3 months ago

It's easier to use the more shaggy haired puppies, b/c the short hair ones just slip on the lane oil and slide right into the gutter.

Linda Aikins 12 years, 3 months ago

Coolmom, only in Montana. They won't show that here. However, little known fact - that's where they get pleather (from the head).

I'll be driving back from the armpit of Oklahoma and listening to it on the radio (if they have radios in OK yet). But I will be able to get the KU-OU game. Cool!

Go Steelers!

noise 12 years, 3 months ago

I will destroy my TV.

And then I will go grocery shopping at Hy-Vee, because the store will be empty. I will enjoy the empty roads on the way there, and the empty aisles at the store. And I will laugh, laugh, laugh . . . go America.

beatrice 12 years, 3 months ago

RonB - made me laugh.

Must one buff their puppy before playing, or does the whole fur thing make this a mute point?

badger 12 years, 3 months ago

I'll get some grocery shopping done, hike five or so miles at a local nature area, then go out to a nice dinner at a usually packed popular restaurant (which has no big screen), because all those things will be uncrowded and empty.

Go one team or another!

ms_canada 12 years, 3 months ago

We will be watching but have to say, it is not as exciting as hockey.
I also welcome our new contributor, extra mustard and hope she/he sticks around for a while. Join the fun, e_m. sunny sue, you have to broaden your scope, there is life beyond the Chiefs. :o) Tonight hubby and I will be perched in front of this screen watching Seattle Thunderbirds trounce Portland Winterhawks again. Go T-birds!!!!

RonBurgandy 12 years, 3 months ago

How clever of them to remove all references to THE COBBLER INCIDENT, are we not allowed to talk about that anymore, even though it has absolutely no references to this topic?

Unless Mr. Whales has joined us with another moniker and suggested removal of all posts pertainent to his lawsuit. But I don't see any names in all caps...

Hong_Kong_Phooey 12 years, 3 months ago

If I may interject...I noticed the above comment about "puppy bowling" and it reminded me. Write to your lawmakers and ask them to make animal cruelty a felony. There is legislation in the works to do so but our lawmakers need to know that we support it! If you have ever owned a pet and it outrages you to think of someone hurting it on purpose, this needs your support!

As for the Super Bowl, I'll be hoping for close-ups of the cheerleaders while munching on chili dip, party weiners, and Dr. P. Go Steelers!

Confrontation 12 years, 3 months ago

I sure wish I could TiVo the game and watch only the commercials. The KU game will be my excitement for the day.

badger 12 years, 3 months ago

That's too bad, because what he adds is generally well-written and well-thought-out.

ms_canada 12 years, 3 months ago

badger - I agree with you on jonas, he is missed. But I can see why he is so often absent. The questions lately do evoke an attitude of laissez-faire. On my part at least.

beatrice 12 years, 3 months ago

ms-c: football "is not as exciting as hockey." ??!! Only redeeming value to hockey I can think of is that if you sit close enough to the ice, your beer stays colder longer compared to other sporting events. : )
Just joshing -- go T-Birds!

HKP: I agree that animal cruelty is bad, but not sure all cases should be considered a felony. On the other hand, serving "party weiners" should absolutely be a felony.

fangorn hasn't been around lately, either. Far right kind of guy with a crush on all things Reagan, but he is well versed on constitutional matters and he makes solid - if somewhat misguided - arguments, as opposed to just calling everyone he disagrees with a bunch of "baby killers," like some of our local fundies like to do.

badger: get off the fence and cheer for the Steelers! Old school football, and the only NFL team without a cheerleading squad! That should appeal to your lefty-feminist ways! So feel free to shout it - GO STEELERS! (Sorry, but apparently my period key now only types exclamation points! See, there it goes again!)

sunflower_sue 12 years, 3 months ago

Marion, seems you like to stalk desperate women from time to time. Is this pattern of behavior healthy? (For the women, that is.) I'm truly concerned.

Ms_C, how dare you say there is life outside of Chiefs football! Them thar are fight'n words Ms_C! I'll come right up to Canada and impose upon you for a month if you're not careful. I'll be the house guest that won't leave!!! I'll eat your food and drink all your whiskey. Yes, sir ree bob!

Did HKP say "party weiners?" snort, giggle

Ceallach 12 years, 3 months ago

I have served my time and am no longer required to watch or listen to the Super Bowl :) I think SB Sunday can be amusing, maybe even enjoyable, with a spouse or significant other (bless their testosterone laden hearts) -- but to just watch the game -- not for me.

I will either attack some of the leaves that continue to blow from my lazy neighbors yard or maybe go see Underworld: Evolution.

Linda Aikins 12 years, 3 months ago

That reminds me - we never did hear how successful Marion was the last time when he was going to forego something and go to Kellys and find females. Marion?

H O W 'D


G O ?

Ceallach 12 years, 3 months ago

I think sun_sue just took bob's name in vain! Watch it girl, remember what happened to the last poster who messed with our bob :) That poster is now a babbling idiot who thinks he's a lawyer.

Seconds to removal 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5

badger 12 years, 3 months ago

I'm a 'lefty-feminist'?

looks at right hand

But...I've been writing with this one all this time!


Wait, when did I become a feminist?

Man, I hate it when my ideologies change and I don't get the memo.

This isn't as bad, though, as that time in college when I became a strict Stalinist for eleven days and didn't notice until someone asked me why I was wearing a fur hat in May.

sunflower_sue 12 years, 3 months ago

badger, did you say "Bother?" Have you been watching Winnie the Poo again?

Cea, I'll finish Gootsie's 8 laps around a roundabout for my punishment. Sorry Bob!!!

Linda Endicott 12 years, 3 months ago

I won't be doing anything. I don't watch football. I'll probably find a good movie on somewhere else on TV.

beatrice 12 years, 3 months ago

sorry badger, I guess I meant "lefty-feminist-pinko-commie," and it doesn't matter which hand you use to sign your manifestos with.

oldfashiongirl 12 years, 3 months ago

Hi Y'all,

I'm not a great football fan, so I will be working on my income tax return, plus, if that nice bearded gnome would repeat his recipe for the roasted pork, I will do that at the same time.

You don't think "extra mustard" is our own "even money" do you? His post doesn't sound like it. I am so sad he got kicked off and I miss him so much-just not the same without him.

Spring is here, for the robins are out today, as well a whole gang of Canadian geese-they are so pretty. My jonquils are 5 inches out of the ground and my tulip bulbs are sprouting up.

bearded_gnome 12 years, 3 months ago

which "bearded_gnome did OFG mean?" nice, well, okay.
OFG, I'll write you direct through the board, but what I posted was RE nice big roast, beef, with a crust, and added some changes to work with pork roast.

won't be doing anything for the Super Bowl, it hasn't done anything for me in a very long time.

it is, btw a beautiful day in the neighborhood, sunny, nice indeed. and in my neighborhood, big trucks are moving dirt and making much noise...wonder if they're working on sidewalks! (insert sound effect of thunder). would be amazing if so.

bearded_gnome 12 years, 3 months ago

wow, TOB, you posted as was responding to OFG.

my ref to roast pork was back in I think mid december, and was spelling out how to make a beef roast with a crust. said, change by: decrease the black pepper, (you'd leave out pepper corns all together) and add some sage to the "mud." including all the steps,takes three days. I'll see if I can find it, and cut and paste it back up here.
"nice," thanks ofg you're blushing this gnome...

RonBurgandy 12 years, 3 months ago

bearded_gnome: They are installing the new walking roundabouts to ease the flow of foot traffic.

Bea: Buffing the puppy doesn't help much, but people have been know to use "help" in various forms such as pine tar to help said puppy to stick to the lane and minimize slippage.

One more note, smaller ears help provide less path diversion.

Aiko 12 years, 3 months ago

"Buffing the Puppy"! What the %$#@?

avhjmlk 12 years, 3 months ago

TOB--farm relations are the best, aren't they!?!?

avhjmlk 12 years, 3 months ago

We get our home-grown farm-relations beef every spring and DARNIT does it taste good.

sunflower_sue 12 years, 3 months ago

OFG, I also noticed the robins this morning! I love it when they come out of the woods to let us have a peek at 'em. It is beautiful out and so nice of Ms_C to share her geese with us. I listened to a few honkers on a pond this morning. Too nice to stay indoors. I'm trying to talk my kiddie into going for a walk later. She's more keen on swimming so I may just walk by myself.

Gnome, I have a whole pig (cut up, of course) in my deep freeze. Any pork recipies would be appreciated:)

badger 12 years, 3 months ago


No worries. I understand now!

signs manifesto with toes


I like Winnie the Pooh a lot. However, Winnie the Poo was most definitely not the kind of movie I was expecting. I should have known it when I had to rent it from the back of the video store...


Am not. I are a Compassionate Independent. It means I love everyone but don't really like anybody. Libertarians got too many wacky notions about taxes and drugs and guns and pants for me to sign on with them.

However, I've found that if one is really dedicated, one can purge an entire fishtank in eleven days, even if you stop to hold kangaroo court trials for the guppies.

In my New Revolution, Siberia goes, "Whoosh!" and then all the water falls out of the bottom of it.


In re puppy bowling, the post makes sense. In re anything else, it's more disturbing than anything I've read today.

bearded_gnome 12 years, 3 months ago

I thought that it was illegal to have farm relations!

next here's the two or three posts copied from back in mid dec; however, my apologies for all the extraneous crap. am new at this and dunno how to copy just the desired pieces. hope it works.

RonBurgandy 12 years, 3 months ago

Bea: The steelers don't have a cheerleading squad anymore?

They were the first to have one:

bearded_gnome 12 years, 3 months ago

well hoooey! didn't work in this computer...anybody more versed in cut-and-paste? its two or three posts on page #23 if you clip on my profile and on "show all."

thanks for helping.
I can suggest other simple and less simple recipes. last night was cube steak in mushroom sauce very simple--that's why I made it.
sorry, gotta practice that cut-and-paste thingy.

RonBurgandy 12 years, 3 months ago

Man, if not reference puppy bowling, my comment was very disturbing. Did not see that while I was typing...

sweetpeagj 12 years, 3 months ago

SuperBowl Sunday..sitting around..eating nachos and drinking beer..praying to the football gurus that next year maybe my team could make it...If you shave the puppy right at the base of it's ears you can get a better spin on it..(don't get offended only get a realy good spin you would have to shave the entire

passionatelibra 12 years, 3 months ago

I have to agree ms_canada about hockey. It is definitely my favorite but football is a very close second.

I am going to a Super Bowl party and will eat a lot, yell a lot and laugh a lot. Now I have to admit, I heard or read somewhere recently, it is time for Seattle to be known for something other than "Suicide Capitol" and I agree. So... GO SEAHAWKS!

sunflower_sue 12 years, 3 months ago

Gnome, I looked and couldn't find it on pg 23...or on any of the surrounding pages, for that matter. Sorry, I tried. Gotta go get some fresh air.

BunE 12 years, 3 months ago

Are you sure that you are not talking about puppy curling?

beatrice 12 years, 3 months ago

Puppy curling replaces puppy bowling only when it is cold enough -- I think it might actually be a non-medal exhibition sport during this year's Olympics. Cutest game on ice!

Okay, does "buffing the puppy" sound naughty to anyone else?

sweetpeagj 12 years, 3 months ago

he must be..I went ahead and left him another post to have removed. Too funny that this moron thinks by spelling my name pee instead of pea I will get offended. Sounds like something a teenager would think of..hey do you think LJW would print an article about him causing me mental anguish because of the misspelling of my name? Maybe National media? He needs to let it go and give the rest of us a break from ignorance for just one day at least.

sunflower_sue 12 years, 3 months ago

sweetpea, suppose he's LIABLE to misspell my name also? Sue is a legal term, is it not?

Ceallach 12 years, 3 months ago

He said . . . "gnome, dawnthompson, D or K Garrison, sweetPEE AND all those stupid "bobs"." Should he be allowed to get away with that? naming people and calling them names, NO!! Shouldn't LJW staff delete his attacks, YES. Will they, probably not. He was particularly mean to our sweetpeapj. I noticed he has branched out from his law practice and is now a camera man and citizen arrester. Unless there are two psychopaths in the PP area, now that is scary!

sweetpeagj 12 years, 3 months ago

that was only because I nailed him on everyboard he visited about this whole waving thing. Then when he tried to contact me privately I posted that for others so they could see what type of person we are dealing with. Truth is, when I worked and lived in Lawrence I actually know him on an recognize me if he saw me level. Yes, Sue can sue for deflammation of character and harassement at this point of his dialogues. LJW could also be biased by allowing him to dictate who and what is printed on these forums. These are supposed to be for our opinions and discussions. They should not be edited to pamper some while others are also entitled to this freedom. I, in no way, saw any postings that were needed to be removed. I think if people get on here and get upset when their opinions aren't the only ones agreed on they should have to go through some reality class. I know that people I respect on this board have not always agreed with me but I can understand and respect it. Ok..ku_law I tore into for being a boob but hey sometimes it's the silliness that gets me going. We could always have the puppy bowling recorded for him. Then all of us could give him a nice wave at the end. Maybe have some of our LPD friends have us in handcuffs so he could feel vindicated. I would take the time to suggest removal of that post but hey, makes life interesting and then we all can see what kind of person it is.

Ceallach 12 years, 3 months ago

I agree, sweet. A post would have to be outrageously raunchy for me to suggest removal. Since I am often unable to check the board until late in the day, when I see so many "removals" I feel like the kid who was late for the birthday party and all the cake was gone :):) Can't wait to see where the camera wielding, citizen arresting, lawyer/state employee will strike tomorrow -- or what new form of vengence he will threaten. As a state employee myself I hope he doesn't go "postal" on us. (I also hope I have never inadvertently mentioned the office where I work -- just in case he does :-\

All y'all have a good night!


bearded_gnome 12 years, 3 months ago


practicing cut-and-paste, a good joke RE consultants:

THE COWBOY AND THE YUPPIE A cowboy was herding his cattle in a remote pasture, when suddenly a brand new BMW advanced out of a dust cloud toward him...

The driver---a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and YSL tie---leans out the window and asks the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?"

The cowboy looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure. Why not?"

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his AT&T cell phone and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite navigation system to get an exact fix on his location, which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.

The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany. Within seconds, he receives an e-mail on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored.

He then accesses an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with hundreds of complex formulas. He uploads all of this data via an e-mail on his Blackberry, and after a few minutes, receives a response.

Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi- tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer and finally turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1586 cows and calves."

"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says the cowboy. He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on, amused, as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.

Then the cowboy says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?"

The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"

"You're a consultant," says the cowboy. "Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"

"No guessing required," answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. now give me back my dog!

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