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    henrygandorf
    so i was going to do a top 10, but there are so many, so this is ~10 i really liked, and then the rest that i liked enough to finish and remember for the purpose of this list.
    note - this does not include shows i love like "last week tonight", "the circus", and "bob's burgers" (i like pretty much every episode of these).
    in no particular order:
     
    ted lasso
    wayne (technically 2019 but whatever)
    the mandalorian s2
    schitt's creek final season
    the queen's gambit
    dave
    the last dance
    central park
    mrs america
    ap bio s3
    the crown s4
    utopia
    the right stuff
    the comedy store (showtime doc)
     
    here are the best of the rest:
    hunters, quiz, better call saul s5, good place final season, dead to me s2, bojack horseman final season, the boys s2, the third day, high fidelity, briarpatch, away, perry mason, upload, tiger king, snowpiercer, white lines, little fires everywhere, the undoing, fargo s4, mcmillions, tehran, flight attendant.
    i still want to watch "the great" and "alex ryder" and some assorted others.
     
     

    CHIEF

    What Do You Want for Christmas?

    By CHIEF, in Lulz,

    I've been blessed. My wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I told her two things. I have a sub, Arturo, that owes me about $6k, he is always struggling financially, he is overweight, and in poor health. He drives a truck for a living, and runs a concrete business out of the truck at the same time. About to loose his sister to COVID. For Christmas, I want as a gift to me, to forgive $2500 of his debt. 
    Ismael was my parents lawn guy. He works sunup to sundown 6-7 days per week. I am serving as GC on a small one bedroom, one bath carport he is converting into a barndominium. He is moving his wife and son into it, then, will build on as he makes more money. I want to buy him a bistro table for the smaller space he will be moving into.
    Materially, I am at a place where I don't really need anything, and their needs are more important than my wants. It has been this way for at least four years now. Anybody else in the same boat?
    CHIEF
    Oh, and two chicks at one time.

    Superhero

    Christmas loot

    By Superhero, in Lulz,

    Premature thread, but when I'm excited, it's hard to hold it in, and I want to share it into your eyeballs.
    Share the loot you got, or are getting from yourself, spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, family, friends, clients and side pieces.
    Got this from one of my subcontractors this morning.


    Walden Ponderer
    So, my wife is into all kinds of hoodoo. Loves ghost stories, and believes way too many of them. But she also has an affinity for collecting the really bad, obviously stupidity-induced variety, too. A few exemplars:
    I'm sorry, Billy, you're going to have to be more specific. What color hat was he wearing?
    Anyway, share 'em if you've got 'em.

    Longhornstampede
    Every year I go thru the same routine.
    Buy gifts.
    Stockpile gifts in my office/practice room.
    Have weeks long intentions of wrapping gifts at least 2 weeks before Christmas so they will actually spend time under the tree.
    Evey time I plan on wrapping them a dread of going thru the act of getting the paper, finding scissors and tape, name tags, ribbons or bows just crushes my motivation.
    One week before Christmas, panick-stricken and guilt ridden because there are no presents from me to ANYONE under the tree, I finally bite the bullet and lock myself away in said room with all my supplies, plus some booze. Put on some music and start wrapping.
    I realize and say to myself "this is kind of nice, I'm in here in the quiet, drinking and I absolutely know she won't bug me because she knows what I'm doing, this is some good me time". I take my time, relax, feel no pressure and when I finally emerge she accepts that Ive accomplished something.
     
    Every damn year this happens, when will I ever learn? I need gift wrapping sessions all year long.
     

    Lobo

    Happy Festivus 2020, Surly!

    By Lobo, in Lulz,

    This shittastic year is almost over, but first...we celebrate Festivus.  Particularly important to mark the holiday this year since we lost too many wonderful people in 2020, including Jerry Stiller (RIP, Frank Costanza).  Jerry Stiller would be pleased to know, we can now proudly say "Happy Festivus" without fear of being canceled.  The War on Festivus is Over! 
    We've aired all our grievances between the DT, Football, and CR forums.  The feats of strength have already been won by the health care workers on this site.  The Pole has already been given to South Austin's Mom quite a few times (FYI-she also finds tinsel distracting).  All that's left is to enjoy a Festivus dinner with loved ones, and a flask.  And of course---to look for Festivus Miracles in your life or on our coaching staff.  As Hans Gruber once told one of his 12 disciple-terrorists..."It's Festivus Theo, it's the time of miracles.  So be of good cheer."  
    May your 2021 have a very high strength-to-weight ratio. 

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