Weekend Open Thread: School Picture Day Edition

Greetings and Salutations fair People of the Knife. It’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegone…Oh, wait, that isn’t it. Actually, it has been a fairly crazy week, and anything but quiet. We are having our kids’ bathroom redone, and the contractor has been doing demo all week. Lots of banging. And lacrosse practice started this week. We have 22 girls for Fall Ball, including 4 brand new girls who are picking up sticks for the first time. I am excited to get going.

Of course with the start of school comes school picture day.

An interesting aside… Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, went to Kenyon College, my Alma Mater. The original C&H sketches were done on the bathroom stalls of Old Kenyon dormatory, and are under 20+ layers of paint now.

There is a Willem DaFoe meme where a director asks him for a look where he shoved someones butterfly collection up his tuchus. He has that look mastered.


It is pretty ridiculous. Just because the technology makes it possible, doesn’t mean it is advisable.

If he doesn’t use that in the yearbook, he missed a golden opportunity.

Not a school picture meme, but one of life’s great mysteries.

In other news…


We try to stay fairly apolitical on these threads, but those of us who have lived our lives in a financially responsible manner, either by repaying their obligations, or entering the workforce without accruing 6 figures of debt, have a right to be pissed off.

Economics is hard.

Two knife shows/events on the calendar this weekend. Mark is at the ABS Hammer In:

ABS Mid-America Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show

Plus there is the Gateway Area Show…

Gateway Area Knife Club Cutlery Fair

Be sure to check out our Events Calendar to stay up to date on upcoming shows in your area.

I don’t believe that is what is happening in that photo.

That would work.

Dogs rule.

Cats don’t narc on you though.

But yes. Yes I did.


Hocky becomes our 3rd token holder in our Work Sharp Mk2 Giveaway. That mean that he, Cmeat, and Mark R. only need to be drawn one more time to win. The rest of you still need 2 tokens to win.

Usual rules apply…up to 5 comments/replies count as your entries, and if you are new to the blog, your comments will be held back in moderation until I can approve them. After that you are all set.

Now, on with our show…

I found a cache of Venn Diagram memes.

These were the 3 best.

Canada Geese are savage.

England is sort of like Canada.


When you are cremated, there is a moment you are a perfect medium rare as well.

Yeah. That might be a problem. So is this…


I am guilty of that.

Every time my wife and I discuss someone else expecting a kid, our phones start sending us diaper ads. Freaks me out.

There are immutable truths of life. The Ice Cream machine will be down at McDonalds, and Taco Bell will be out of Mexican Pizza.

I am already not looking forward to my alarm on Monday morning.

Sounds like a fair deal.

No thank you.

I prefer crabs. Or a Cretzel.

That’s about it for tonight. Have a good weekend y’all.