Weekend Open Thread: Pumpkin Spiced Apocalypse Edition

Brace Yourselves. Pumpkin Spiced Latte season is coming.

The horror.

How is everyone doing? Another Friday is upon us, and it is Weekend Open Thread time. I will try not to make you sick.

The whole thing baffles me, especially since the process of acquiring Pumkin Spice is so problematic.

You sick, sick, calloused person.

He hadn’t heard of the next big thing…

Better living through Chemistry.

Just don’t name the dog Kelsee, Keelee, or Kaydance.

Kitten Marrow is good for you.

Stop asking already.

Pumpkin Spiced Propane and Propane Accessories.

Pumpkin Spiced Knife Shows?

The USN Gathering is this weekend out in Vegas.

USN Gathering XIV

Next weekend there are two events.

Central States Hammer-In and Knife Show

Louisiana Knife Show

I think Mark might be at USN, but I am not sure. I know he was on his way out of town this morning.

Either way, he’s missing out on the memes…

They aren’t wrong…

…But Floridians aren’t impressed.

Hold my bacon.

R.I.P. Bob Barker. I hope you are spaying and neutering pets in heaven.


I didn’t watch the debate. I would rather gouge my eyes out with a spoon…

But the Mike Pence/Johnny Quest memes are great.

This sort of describes my personal political feelings right now…

It definitely counts as a “current event”, and this is evergreen…

I <3 the 216. It is a great place to have been from.

I also love to give away knives.

Right now we have Schrodinger’s knife winner. The Last Light Combo from Browning is both in my possession yet belongs to someone else. Because I have already drawn the winner, but have not announced it.

It is a sturdy, no-nonsense knife, with a firesteel and diamond/ceramic sharpening surfaces. Congrats to Dan Q. He is our lucky winner.

I don’t know what next week’s drawing will be for, but it will be a CRKT. I know that a package is on its way with a whole bunch of their older models that they are more than happy for us to adopt out out to loving, forever homes. Winner will definitely have a choice of at least a couple of different knives.

Usual rules apply. Up to 5 comments/replies are your entries, and if you are new to the blog, or do not have cookies on, your comments will be held in moderation until I can manually approve them. Good Luck, and I will let folks know what CRKT sends us during the week.

Until then, here is a heaping haul of random memes that I harvested under the light of the blue moon.

Better than a Rickroll.

…and your father smelt of Elderberry.

My wife assures me that is true. I have no idea what she is talking about.

With melted butter.

I think they are just on vacation.

SirPatStew has incredible range.

Sounds delicious.

Just Do It.

I have to give the “edge” to Theoden.

Exactly kid.

I should not have laughed at that. But I am laughing at the poor excuse for a Copy Editor, not at deaf people.

A never-ending school pickup line. What is your personal Heck?

The diner experience changed dramatically with bans on indoor smoking. And you can keep your bean-water.

My in-laws live with us. Would you believe that there are 4 non-Mormon, non-coffee drinking adults living in one household? 4 years of college, 3 years of firefighting, 6 years of camp staff, 2 anthropology/archaeology fieldwork expeditions and 2 years of grad school, and I have never cared for coffee. I am a Guinness and Laphroaig drinker, and take my tea unsweetened both hot or cold. So it isn’t like I don’t like strongly flavored or bitter things.

My F-I-L was a sergeant in the Air Force, worked the overnight shift stocking grocery shelves, and plowed snow. He doesn’t drink coffee, nor does my wife or M-I-L. What are the odds?

IPA’s have become a bit of a unit-measuring contest. I like hoppy beers, but it has gotten out of hand.  I would love to hear Jason K’s take on the subject since he owns Solera Brewery in Oregon.

Since I am singling out readers, how is it going Del?

If you have watched South Park, you will understand that. And find it at least amusing.

If you haven’t, visit this page and become enlightened, Eh?

two more for Del…

IIRC- you are a Vancouver fan, so you laugh at Toronto as well.

From one fisherman to another.

Meanwhile, in America…


Bringing America and Canada together, literally.

Pepperidge Farm Remembers…

As do I. You had to go the day before and pick up a wristband which randomly determined the start of the line. The current system is even worse from what I understand.

Definitely better.

We don’t deserve dogs.

Everyone has a price.


I laughed.

Flashback to last week…

Just seemed apropos.


To make it worse, the child was eaten by Aunt Linda…

This is true…

The worst was Zaxxon.

Now that is a mashup sequel that should have been made.

Still, better than a Rickroll.

And guess what?

You made it. I didn’t come across one this week.

I will leave you with our musical number…

Have a good Labor Day Weekend Comrades 😉