Sunday, December 17, 2017

Late night open thread

Wonder what the excuse in Atlanta at the airport is gonna be.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Giants football Gameday!

Nick Foles, LOL. We're not laughing at the fact Carson Wentz got hurt EVEN THOUGH Johnny is a Browns fan and Wentz made the recently shitcanned former Browns GM Sashi Brown look like an idiot each and every time he led the Eagles to victory. No, Johnny is laughing because so many in Philly think somehow, someway this will still be their magical season. Oh sure, the Eagles will probably still have more than enough to tip the Giants at the New-but-rapidly-aging-Meadowlands today. However, if they think Foles will lead them past The Rams, The Vikings or maybe a slugfest with The Seahawks or one of the NewCaroLanta triplets from the NFC South for two weeks and then win a Super Bowl? Check your lane Iggles fans.

Now, onto the important draft picks.

Draft Watch®
Cleveland 0-13
NY Giants 2-11
Indianapolis 3-11
San Francisco 3-10
Da Bears 4-10
Houston - 4-9

Cleveland - Boy the Brownies made it closer than it needed to be last week vs Green Bay. Browns fans both cursing and thanking DeShone Kizer for that OT INT. Browns are at home today for the last time this year vs. Baltimore who are clinging to wildcard hope. Cleveland would love nothing more than to ruin the Grackles season. Division game, cold weather, Art Modell is in hell, yadda yadda yadda. Bet Baltimore but keep an eye on this one.

Giants - Lose today, and lose one of your next two and you'll do no worse than the #2 pick because believe it or not, the G-Men have a truly sad strength of schedule, worse than Cleveland or...

Indianapolis - Losing Thursday, very smart. Andrew Luck wants a left tackle. So does his family and AFLAC

San Francisco - The 49ers would appear to have their QB of the future in Jimmeh Garoppolo. He has this mess on a two-game winning streak

Da Bears - Good loss to the Lions yesterday moves the Chicago Eleven back into the top 5.

Houston - Know why Johnny put the Texans on the list at #6? That's Cleveland's draft pick Starvin' Marvin. That's a BAD Starvin' Marvin, it's OUR pick, get away from it.

Fearless Forecast:
Philadelphia Eagles 23
New Jersey Giants 17


Could one find a better visual analogy of Toll Brothers, 'The Morgan' than this one this AM? If you dumped your trash on their doorstep shame on you. If you're with the cleaning crew and left it like this, thank you.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Late night open thread

Shopping done, work done, house all tidy, Johnny's ready for Christmas.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Friday, December 15, 2017

Late night open thread

Bed's too big without you
Cold wind blows right through that open door
I can't sleep with your memory
Dreaming dreams of what used to be
 -- The Police

Time for Jersey City, After Dark


Ya know, this one could almost work as an instrumental too. One night Johnny should have a Music Series on songs he things would have worked that way. The lyrics and voice work make it great but it could have just been a really cool tune without them. The Cure and 'Just Like Heaven' getting us started tonight.
"Touchdown Emos!"


Well, don't just sit there reading this mess, push the play button.

There you go. Sam and Dave with 'Soul Man'
Look all you want to, there's no lyrics.


So sad to hear of the passing of The Smithereens front man Pat DiNizio earlier this week. Such a full catalog of great rock and roll music. All in all that's all you can ask of a band, right? Rock well, make great tunes and be original. Check, check and check.

The Smithereens with 'A Girl Like You' sending you rocking into this good Friday night.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Late night open thread

Is it because Johnny has a cabbage for a head?
Time for Jersey City, After Dark

We were just going to talk the usual city politics... Johnny is halfway through this incredible longform piece of journalism on on just how bad and poorly staffed the after-death market in New Jersey is:

An 18-month NJ Advance Media investigation for found serious failures at nearly every level of New Jersey’s patchwork system of medical examiner offices, the obscure agencies charged with one of the most fundamental tasks: figuring out how somebody died and why.

This far it's an absolute eye-opener and Johnny's gonna go back and dig into the rest. See, this right here is how you win all the awards (or should). Well done S.P. Sullivan and Stephen Stirling!