Weekend Open Thread: Soviet Reunion Edition

Howdy folks. It has been a week.

We joke because we must. Humor is a coping mechanism, and since none of us can control a world seemingly spinning off its axis, we are going to try to make you laugh a bit.

Or as one Twitter user put it this week,

Thankfully, we are not there yet, and hopefully cooler heads prevail.

In the mean time I am going to sit back and laugh at the crumbling of Western Civilization.

Google Leroy Jenkins if you don’t know the meme’s backstory…

Who had all this on their 2022 BINGO card?


I do not know if I am this cynical, but it has felt this way for a while.

I suppose it is always this way.

My prayers are with the people of Ukraine. While I don’t think we should be engaged directly, we have dithered in getting them the kind of weaponry they needed to help themselves. We put them in an untenable position, and while Putin owns this, our political class has been avoiding making hard decisions for a long time now.

Two knife shows this weekend, on opposite sides of the country…

Keystone Blade Association Knife Show


Be sure to check out the Events Calendar to see what shows are coming down the pike in your neck of the woods.

Thank goodness we have celebrities to keep us safe…

It never ends…

Here’s to 2022…

Jason K. has a bright spot for 2022. I just drew him for the second time in our Spartan Knives Astor drawing.

I will get it shipped out this week.

As I am writing this Friday evening from home, I did not have a next prize ready to go. So next week’s drawing will be for a selection of swag from our prize shelf, exact items TBA. This is a single week drawing, so your comments and replies (up to 5 per person) will be the entry pool for next week.

As always, if you are new to the blog, your comments will be held in moderation until I approve them. From then on you are in the clear.

Well that sucks. Everyone has problems.

We got this.

Wolverines! (not the school up north. they still suck).

That’s a fact, Jack!

The Dad Joke of the Week is what…

I will be here all week…

You are super great.

Zuck Fuckerberg.

Seems legit.

Also true for Tennessee. I await The Pollening.

Can’t be too careful. Applies below too…


More truth…


It’s a Swingline…


For you Classics nerds…

She isn’t wrong.

I’m actually doing “fair to middlin” as my Grandmother used to say.

I resemble that remark.

This isn’t actually recent as it turns out, but pretty funny:

She won’t mind, she won’t even be able to tell. Honest.

*the above advice was not the opinion of KNIFE Magazine, or its Digital Editor. Promise.

Probably the best Forged in Fire Meme I have ever seen.

The struggle is real…

Have a good one folks. Pray for the people of Ukraine.