Thursday, May 29, 2014

Nightmare Fuel

I really, really don't like heights. Frankly, I made a conscious decision not to grow any taller than my current size because of it. So you can imagine the cold sweats I got when I saw what happened at Chicago's Willis Tower.


 According a a news report, "A spokesman for Willis Tower told the Chicago Sun Times that what cracked was a protective coating on the glass structure and not the glass itself. The spokesman said the protective coating worked exactly how it was supposed to work."

You'll forgive me if I stay here holding onto my desk.

78 comments:

T.J. said...

NOPE

NOT AT ALL

NO NO NO

HORROR

zman said...

I'm tired of getting ripped off.

http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/we-went-there-at-the-beastie-boys-vs-monster-energy-drink-trial-ad-rock-swears-to-tell-the-whole-truth/

Mark said...

My stepdaughter graduated elementary school today. So I sat in my old junior high gymnasium for an hour and a half. They still haven't retired my jersey. Pretty disappointing.

rob said...

send us a picture of you in that jersey. we'll have an online retirement ceremony here.

Dave said...

willis tower ledge is one of our planned cross country stops -- just reading about it with the kids last night. this will add some excitement.

Clarence said...

If GTB was a hoops team, who'd play what position?

Clarence said...

If GTB were a hoops team... Very sorry.

rob said...

I'd obviously be the gm and backup point guard

zman said...

I'd form the head.

zman said...

Teedge is the quimby.

Danimal said...

I'd be the 9th man

T.J. said...

I am indeed the man in the middle

zman said...

I now owe the US Department of Education $0. Stop by zhome and do shots with me tonight.

Dave said...

rob could play pint guard.

Dave said...

or smallest forward.

Dave said...

zman could be the centre.

Dave said...

i will play shooting tard.

Dave said...

i am drinking coffee right now and it's making me really funny!

T.J. said...

The Redskins just proved once again they should be banned from using the tweet machine. Like, forever.

TR said...

Blue Falcon loves WWE stock down here at $11/shr.

mayhugh said...

I thought I was the only person who got the Washington Football Team email about sending an email to Senator Harry Reid. Apparently the organization has not read any of my responses or they probably would not be asking me to share my thoughts.

Shlara said...

If GTB were a hoops team, I think I would be the Director of Player Programs, or Chief Marcom Officer. Definitely an off-the-court job.

Clarence said...

None of the hoops jokes were very funny. Pint guard was close.

Clarence said...

And really I say that because I was envisioning who's play what of we really got out there.


Which we won't.

mr kq said...

I'm really lost with the young kid's lingo these days. What time did you start drinking Clarence L? Full disclosure I faacked off out of gridlock traffic and bellied up.

zman said...

I played the 3 for the nicks.

Whitney said...

I'm drinking Sweetwater IPA. Not bad.

I played center for the Nicks. Led the team in rebounds, largely because the next tallest guy (Dave) was 5'8".

Dave said...

i played center for the nicks, you tool. you played point guard. and you had to double all my stats because i only played half a game (foul troubles).

shooting tard and smallest forward were both really funny, and zman found centre funny bc he reads sentence of dave diligently.

had sweetwater ipa in florida and liked it.

Clarence said...

You played center sophomore year when you were the tallest guy on the team. I played for the Dodos that year, then they went extinct. Amazingly, I didn't see that coming, so then I signed a lucrative deal (6 Milwaukee's Best and 9 Mickey's) to play with the Nicks. And then we started winning games.

rob said...

because i ran the offense like a finely tuned machine

rob said...

todd boehly mentioned in an espn story as part of geffen's bid group for the clippers. woulda tried harder to befriend that kid when i lived with him
had i known he was gonna be insanely wealthy. instead, i got stoned and played frisbee golf.

rootsminer said...

My mother in law is trying to show off the new bras she bought today at the dinner table. Get me out of here, please!

Clarence said...

Show them off by wearing them?

Mark said...

I stayed at a hotel in Atlanta a couple summers back. I'd near heard of Sweetwater until then. The had it at the hotel and the brewery was about a mile away. I drank my fair share of their IPA and their 420 that week.

Shortly thereafter it showed up down here. I drink it pretty regularly as a draft these days. Prefer 420 to the IPA. I'm not very picky about it though.

Mark said...

I'm quite speller/typer. Gonna remedy that and have a drink.

rootsminer said...

I don't think she was planning to wear them Clarence, but I didn't want to express enough interest to raise that possibility.

zman said...

Titties!

zman said...

Sweet water 420 is a fine beer.

Shlara said...

Oh, and that photo, of the broken glass a the top of that Chicago tower, makes my palms sweat and my heart beat accelerate. Someone needs to put a new post up soon, and knock this down the page.

zman said...

I have a great idea for a post.

Danimal said...

Rootsy...how bout a few pics broh?

rootsminer said...

I don't even want the mental image in my head. There's no chance I'm going to take and actual picture.

Fortunately her visits are brief but intense. Never stops talking - you just have to leave the room, or the house.

I wish Clarence would come back to town so I'd have an excuse to leave home and go on another bender.

Clarence said...

I'll concoct a reason, Rootsy. Get the music studio queued up.

rob said...

way to help shlara out, jerks

zman said...

You're the GM. Make a personnel move.

rob said...

just negotiated a 50% cut in your salary, z. your agent is a moron.

TR said...

Abkhazia - fun word to say, unfun place to visit.

Mark said...

First day of the summer for kids around here. Thus commences 3 months of me hating every kid I see riding their bike, skating or jus generally lollygagging through their day.

T.J. said...

GET OFF HIS LAWN (literally, you punk kids, get off the man's lawn)

Clarence said...

You lollygag the ball around the infield.

mr kq said...

You know what that makes you?

TR said...

Lolly gag is a great word. And I love that actor - a supreme "that guy" in Hollywood. He crushed it in Raising Arizona. You know, yodas and shit.

TR said...

Stupid spellcheck.

rob said...

tomorrow i shall run a half marathon, attend a soccer game, take in a dance recital, and then close my day with the old 97s at the 930 club. like a suburban dad quadrathalon.

Shlara said...

I have to watch the Heat v Pacers game tonight for homework. I love summer school.

And, I can't wait for Doug Collins to punch Simmons on live TV. It will happen before the playoffs end.

Mark said...

Easiest bet of the night: LeBron o/u 14 total assists & rebounds.

Over. Over. Over.

Mark said...

Highlight of my night, no week, just happened. My mother in law was discussing Couples Therapy. I mentioned that I only considered watching it because Ghostface Killah was on. She launched into a whole summary of GFK's situation and referred to him as Ghostface or Ghost numerous times. It was sublime.

T.J. said...

Shlara's homework >>>> TJs homework

TR said...

Those new Jaguars are pretty sweet.

Danimal said...

Anyone see the previews for the show "I Wanna Marry Harry"? Oh boy...Shlara, this is all you. My bride and I are in also. This will be a dumpster fire....12 American huzzies vying for the love of a young man they think is Harry....as in Prince Harry. He looks just like him but well, is not a prince. And he doesn't have a pot to piss in.

TR said...

Lance Stephenson looks a lot like Mike Vick.

TR said...

Lance Stephenson is costing himself a boatload of money with his behavior. Even JR Smith would wince.

rob said...

concur with your opinion on the jag, tr. that thing is sick.

rob said...

the red sox have had three managers ejected this evening. a donnybrook is in the air.

Mark said...

There is video of Udonis Haslem telling Lance Stephenson he's going to fuck him up. I'd take those words to heart if I was Lance. Udonis gives no fucks.

Mark said...

Lance is acting like a clown and plenty of teams won't touch him as a result but at least he's competing tonight. That's more than you can say for the rest of the Pacers.

Shlara said...

Danimal--a show that exploits desperate, looney women for our TV pleasure, AND they have British accents? I'm IN.

Shlara said...

Danimal--a show that exploits desperate, looney women for our TV pleasure, AND they have British accents? I'm IN.

rob said...

according to dan lebatard today, lebron told haslem not to waste a flagrant on josh mcroberts in the charlotte series because he might need it against indiana. it's coming.

TR said...

On the topic of Pacers losing themselves FA money, why is Evan Turner rotting on the bench?

rob said...

bron might not get that over on the assists/boards if he sits the entire 4th quarter

rob said...

fbi and sec investigating philly mick for insider trading on info given by carl icahn. that's a big ol' uh oh for figjam.

Mark said...

You are correct. I thought the Heat would win easily. Not up 28 early the 3rd quarter easily though.

zman said...

The new F-Type coupe is one of the few hardtops that looks better than its convertible counterpart.

zman said...

And marks gfk comment reminds me that I have a post to write.

zman said...

Mickelson's lawyer is from a four-man shop in Jacksonville. Apparently he's a very good golfer. Unfortunately that won't get the SEC off your back. I bet Mickelson is poring over a Chambers guide right now.

Danimal said...

Shlara....the girls are all Americans lassies. They are the only species that could fall for such a thing. We watched 15 min of it last night and dvr'd the rest. Going to be glorious.

The article I read last night on the Figster stated that he was told he was not a target. The other guy involved, Billy Walters, is a professional gambler and a golf course owner with a shady past. He's a dirtball.

Donna said...

I'm sure this is a stupid question for which I will be ridiculed, but why do people who are already absurdly wealthy get mixed up in insider-trading?!