Free HBO Weekend Open Thread


I got free HBO and Cinemax until Sunday night. It actually started Monday but I didn’t find out until Thursday night. So I’m binging on movies all weekend. You know where I went yesterday?

Nowhere. But I’m out of beer so I’ll prolly make a run to the liquor store this afternoon.

FYI: Showtime/Starz/Encore sucks.

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66 Responses to Free HBO Weekend Open Thread

  1. The Klown says:

    Pro Tip:

    If you are deep frying a turkey, don’t use any marinade/seasonings containing sugar.

    • angienc says:

      Pro-trip: you don’t marinate turkeys you’re deep frying; you inject the seasoning/marinade under the skin.

  2. mothy67 says:

    This may have already been posted but here’s a joke to start your day:

    A man died and went to Heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. He asked, “What are all those clocks?”

    St. Peter answered, “Those are lie-clocks. Everyone on Earth has a lie-clock. Every time you lie, the hands on your clock will move.”

    “Oh”, said the man. “Whose clock is that?”

    “That’s Mother Teresa’s. The hands have never moved, indicating she’s never told a lie.”

    “Incredible,” said the man. “And whose clock is that one?”

    St. Peter responded, “That’s Abraham Lincoln’s clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire life.”

    “Where’s President Obama’s clock,” asked the man?

    “Obama’s clock is in Jesus’ office. He’s using it as a ceiling fan.”

  3. The Klown says:


    A professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is demanding an independent investigation about two complaints she filed alleging sexual harassment by the school’s student newspaper.

    The first article appeared in The Sun Star, the campus rag, on April 1, 2013. The April Fool’s Day piece heralded the construction of the “Kameel Toi Henderson Building,” which is “a new building in the shape of a vagina.”

    The satirical piece suggested that the building would be a tribute to “UAF’s 59 percent female demographic.” “Courses such as Home Economics, House Cleaning 101 and the Perils of Feminism will be offered each semester.”

    Sine Anahita, a sociology professor and the coordinator of the school’s women and gender studies program, was not amused. She filed a complaint charging that the piece and a graphic that ran along with it amounted to sexual harassment.

  4. The Klown says:

    Philly is the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Fistfights:

  5. DeniseVB says:

    We’re not getting HBO for free 😦 I just checked, must be a cable special but not on VerizonFios ?

  6. The Klown says:

    Timothy Egan at NYT:

    Rooting for Failure

    I just spent 15 minutes on my local health care exchange and realized that I could save a couple hundred dollars a month on my family’s insurance. Of course, I live in Washington State, which has a very competitive market, a superbly functioning website and no Koch-brothers-sponsored saboteurs trying to discourage people from getting health care.

    Because the real problem with Obamacare is bad juju.

    • 1539days says:

      Think about the logic of this. Progs are touting the effectiveness of lapdog states like California and Kentucky for their health exchanges and criticizing all the evil Republicans who didn’t set them up and forced people to go to

      So does that mean the states are better at health care policy than the federal government? If so, can we repeal Obamacare now?

  7. The Klown says:

    The Shill One:

    Obamacare’s Secret Success

    The law establishing Obamacare was officially titled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. And the “affordable” bit wasn’t just about subsidizing premiums. It was also supposed to be about “bending the curve” — slowing the seemingly inexorable rise in health costs.

    Much of the Beltway establishment scoffed at the promise of cost savings. The prevalent attitude in Washington is that reform isn’t real unless the little people suffer; serious savings are supposed to come from things like raising the Medicare age (which the Congressional Budget Office recently concluded would, in fact, hardly save any money) and throwing millions of Americans off Medicaid. True, a 2011 letter signed by hundreds of health and labor economists pointed out that “the Affordable Care Act contains essentially every cost-containment provision policy analysts have considered effective in reducing the rate of medical spending.” But such expert views were largely ignored.

    So, how’s it going? The health exchanges are off to a famously rocky start, but many, though by no means all, of the cost-control measures have already kicked in. Has the curve been bent?

    The answer, amazingly, is yes. In fact, the slowdown in health costs has been dramatic.

    They didn’t go down, they just stopped going up so fast.

    • 1539days says:

      That’s just stupid. When did the costs go down? People got record increases in the years between signing the ACA and the day their plans were shut down last month.

      Most of the “savings” have been in states like New York which had the most expensive health plans in the country already.

    • Erin says:

      It is hardly shocking that healthcare costs slowed in response to the Great Resession. That needs to be accounted for before you can claim an impact of the Affordable Care Act. I really hate lazy arguments and he knows better.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Does anyone remember if the Obamas ever visited the WW2 vets visiting their monument ?

    I wonder if these guys have a permit to camp on the National Mall ?

  9. Klown, in the annals of very funny post pics here at TCH, the one up top has got to be one of the funniest. (Although for me, those furry legs are more appropriately called First Signs of Autumn).

  10. DeniseVB says:

    I’m about 99% sure this is satire, but still funny, real or not?

  11. 1539days says:

    It’s also free SiriusXM weekend. If you have a satellite radio you stopped paying for, it will work again until December 3.

  12. The Klown says:
  13. The Klown says:

    Watching Warm Bodies – it’s just good enough that I haven’t turned it off yet.

    I turn off a lot of movies.

  14. DeniseVB says:

    Always fun, the MOTUS … Josh Romney saved more people than Obama did in Benghazi, sad, but true……

  15. The Klown says:

    Yo, Bibi! STFU!!!

    President Obama has sent a query to Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, asking the fiery and blunt-talking prime minister to take a break from his criticism of the U.S.-forged deal with Iran.

    The Washington Post reported that Mr. Obama made the request during a phone call with the Israeli leader.

    Mr. Netanyahu has publicly slammed the deal, saying Iran has won concessions that put Israel’s security in jeopardy. In the phone call, Mr. Obama said he’d keep Israel authorities in the loop on the final settlement arrangement —which could come as early as in six months — if Mr. Netanyahu could quiet his rhetoric a bit, The Hill reported.

    I hope Bibi told him to fuck off and then hung up on him.

  16. The Klown says:


    In a wide-ranging interview with ABC News’ Barbara Walters, President Barack Obama indicated that he will not be leaving Washington D.C. when he leaves the White House in January, 2017. Obama would become the first president since Woodrow Wilson to spend the post-presidency in Washington D.C., a move that some experts say is a bad idea.

    The Secret Service will have to drag BO and MO out of the White House kicking and screaming on January 20th 2017.

    • 1539days says:

      Always a good idea to follow Woodrow Wilson’s example.

      • Lulu says:

        Wasn’t Wilson an invalid? I know Bronco is lazy but that is ridiculous to emulate someone who is housebound. If he stays in DC he will be readily available for the Republican’s grand juries so that is a plus.

        • Lizzy says:

          Wilson had a stroke and speculation was rampant that his wife was running the office at the end of his term. An earlier version of ValJar?

    • leslie says:

      Thanks to the gods and goddesses everywhere. I just prayed he would not come back here (Chicago) until after I left. And I’m not goin anywhere anytime soon.
      I said a quick “thank you JC” when I heard the news early this morning.

  17. The Klown says:

    Watching Mama. It’s a pretty decent thriller.

  18. helenk3 says:

    if anyone needs computer paper, office depot has HP 800 pkg for $3.99 limit 3 pkgs

  19. The Klown says:

    I just watched part of one of the most overwrought, historically inaccurate portrayals of WWII that Hollywood ever produced.

    “The Thin Red Line” is a big steaming pile of shit.

  20. angienc says:

    They’re not going to catch him. They got nothing but fat guys on the field. -Gary Daniels final second of Alabama/Auburn game.


    Bwahahahaha — fuck you Nick Sabin!

    • angienc says:

      *Danielson (not Daniels)

    • Somebody says:

      Whoa why all the hate for Alabama? Auburn is also in the state of Alabama, so it must be the university and not the state????

      Why all the hate for Nick Saban? He’s a very successful coach and Alabama is and has always been a very successful football team. They’ll be back in the hunt again, mark my words.

      It was a tough loss, but nothing for the Crimson Tide to hang their heads in shame over for goodness sakes. Auburn was ranked number 4, it’s not like they were playing some no name, po dunk team. The Iron Bowl is always, always a tough game, big rivalry, no matter what kind of season either team is having.

      There were definitely some bad play call decisions made, such is life. There were also some piss poor calls by the officials against both teams. Unfortunately one of those decisions cost Alabama a field goal, which would have completely changed the ending of the game, again such is life those things happen. Alabama and Auburn will meet again next year and once again both teams will play a tough game, that’s the Iron Bowl.

      Most of my family went to UA, in fact my daughter recently obtained her masters from UA……oh and the MAL on the players helmets this year. Those were in honor of Mal Moore who recently passed away. He had been a player, an assistant coach, head coach and was the athletic director until his death……he was also my cousin, my family bleeds crimson!!!


      • angienc says:

        Nick Saban is an arrogant asshole who screwed over LSU when he left to coach pro-ball (which, btw, he failed miserably at with Miami & had to slink back to coaching college ball) and who is now coaching at the dreaded LSU foe Alabama. Saban can now & forever go fuck himself.

        I like you Somebody, so I’ll overlook your personal ties to Bama.

  21. The Klown says:

    “Trouble with the Curve” – Good but not great movie. Worth the DVD rental.

  22. The Klown says:
    • 1539days says:

      When they tried that with Reagan, it was before Iran-Contra. Only progs would try to keep backtrack in power AFTER his scandal.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Some other professor needs to do a study on why progs have such a short memory when it come to fellow progs.
      FDR might have been OK for a couple of terms, if you say so, but the even though the economy didn’t need his expensive ” benefit improvements” during WWII he kept ramping them up, wasting public money because he could. Which was evil.

  23. New Orleans says:

    Terrible news.

    • The Klown says:

      Sad news, but not terrible unless you are related or a close friend.

    • abc says:

      I happy that they didn’t kill anyone else. I find it interesting that his publicist has the password for his personal twitter feed….. that he personally populates, right? Kind of takes away that whole illusion of just the actor and his tweet-ees.

      Anyway, I am sad for your loss. Again, happy that no innocent victims were involved.

  24. lyn says:

    Hillary is getting warmed up. The article states that blacks were the group most scarred from her presidential run. LOL. I beg to disagree. The 18 million whose primary votes for her did not count were the most scarred.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Unless those 18 million don’t count to #PassionCourse and #NYT, of course.

    • leslie says:

      The truth is, the blacks have to repair their bond with the Clinton’s AND the 18,000,000 of us who were labeled racist and other hateful names. AFAIC

    • DandyTIger says:

      Black americans should be scared. The Clinton’s, unlike Obama, might do something positive for women and minorities, which in turn might put their victimhood at risk. So neither group should vote for Hillary. {{Yes, I’m being sarcastic.}}

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