40 thoughts on “2018 Wonkville Bracket Round 1 (part 1)

  1. The 2018 Wonkville Bracket is here! Since I'm not sure anyone wants to go through 64 links at once (and I'm pretty sure IntenseDebate would have a fit if I tried to fit it all into one comment), we'll do 8 match-ups at the time and give each 3 days. Just comment somewhere here with what you want and if I can figure out what you mean to vote for it'll be fine.

    (1) White House infighting! (some quotes nsfw) vs (64) Flying Bags of Drugs

    (32) Uh…uh-oh! vs (33) “Move Fast and Break Things”

    (16) Voir dear vs (49) Don’t get all nostalgic about Dubya yet

    (17) Macron wins by 30 vs (48) Street Style: The fashion look in flood visits is Top Gun cosplay

    (8) Fill Your Brain With Horror and Nostalgia for a Time When C_R_Eature Walked the Wonk vs (57) You know Who Else we treated abominably during wartime even though they were good patriotic Americans?

    (25) Maverick senator courageously stands against skinny jeans vs (40) Beep..Beep..Beep..Beep..Beep..

    (9) I Lift My Lamp Beside the Shithouse Door vs (56) Get Whitey

    (24) Coming Soon: International Intelligence Initiates Information Interdiction. vs (41) 33% of Republicans say they get their news only from Fox and that is why we’ll never had nice things.

    Voting will go until noon on Thursday (EDT, GMT -4) and the next round will be posted then.

    1. Basically just look at the links in the top comment, click on them, choose which you like better in each match-up, and post what those are in a comment here.

  2. White House infighting! in a landslide

    Uh…uh oh! in OT

    Don’t get all nostalgic about Dubya yet

    Macron wins by 30

    You know Who Else we treated abominably during wartime even though they were good patriotic Americans? (sorry, C_R_Eature)

    Maverick senator courageously stands against skinny jeans

    I Lift My Lamp Beside the Shithouse Door in a surprisingly close game

    33% of Republicans say they get their news only from Fox and that is why we’ll never had nice things, after a very controversial call in their favor.

  3. Sigh. And I'm frantically trying to clear other stuff off my plate to catch a redeye to snowy NYC for three daze of inspection. I need to retire.

      1. I'm getting a little olde to take 6-hour redeyes and then perform intellectual cartwheels right after I get off the plane. Other folks are coming in from Detroit, and their flight is already delayed at the NYC end. Mine is not, but fortunately my bride booked me into the hotel for tonight so I can drop my bag. Maybe I'll just take a nap after I check in, as the others aren't getting in until mid-afternoon with their flight delay. Or maybe I'll empty the room bar. Or maybe both.

  4. Gotta go with the hometown team — Flying Bags of Drugs – in an upset

    Tough one. Slight edge to — Uh…uh-oh! –

    This reminds me of the old matchup of
    Tarkanian UNLV versus Squeaky Clean Lute Olsen Az. So gotta go with Barry and
    – Voir Dear –

    Well, one has more French in it, so HAWT, but the other is a funnier thread
    I'm going with – Street Style –

    [ flips coin ] – Fill Your Brain With Horror –

    This is good news for – Maverick Senator –

    – Shithouse Door – beats whitened dick .

    [ was thinking "good alliteration must win ', then saw that it was me ]

    So yeah, 5 IIIII 's win

    1. Are you going to get to climb down on piers and up on suspension cables in icy winter weather? Fun!

      Just remember this: David Steinman designed the Mackinac Bridge and started a company known (wonderfully) as Steinman, Boynton, Gronquist & Birdsall. The Parsons Corporation, a soulless conglomerate headquartered in Pasadena, bought up the company because they thought it would look cool to have all those bridges in the brochure. Now it's gone forever like my old company, the also-wonderfully-named Harland Barthomew & Associates. Sic transit gloria mundi, bitchez.

  5. Drugs (for the drugs)
    Break things (for the hed pic)
    Voir Dear (for the Headline)
    Top Gun (for the absurdity)
    horror and nostalgia (for the headline and because it's not about Nazis)
    Beep (because Sputnik)
    Shithouse door (best headline nominee for 2017)
    Interdiction (A+++ assonance)

    Now we have to wait three whole days to find out who won?

      1. I have a slow-rolling medical emergency in the works, so if I disappear for a day or so, it's probably not the worst thing, just the drugs doing their job.

          1. If I had a reliable photo host, I would. Quite dramatic downturn on Friday, should be fully remedied this coming Friday.

  6. Bag o drugs

    Uh Oh!

    Dubya

    Macron

    C_R_Eature

    Skinny Walnuts

    White Penis

    This is why we can't have nice things

  7. Flying drugs
    Uhoh
    Voir Dear
    Macron
    Who else?
    Skinny jeans
    Lift my lamp (partially for the the Ewan McColl reference)
    Fox

  8. (64) Flying Bags of Drugs Because who doesn't like a flying bag o' drugs?

    (33) “Move Fast and Break Things” The comments were Funnier®

    (16) Voir dear Because Headline

    (17) Macron wins by 30 Zut Alours!

    (8), (57) Imma recuse myself from these ones

    (40) Beep..etc. Because Sputnik.

    (9) I Lift My Lamp Beside the Shithouse Door Because Headline

    (41) 33% of Republicans say they get their news only from Fox and that is why we’ll never had nice things. Because Chas!

  9. Sorry, I've been busy:

    (1) White House infighting!
    (33) “Move Fast and Break Things”
    (49)Don’t get all nostalgic about Dubya yet
    (48) Street Style: The fashion look in flood visits is Top Gun cosplay
    (8) Fill Your Brain With Horror and Nostalgia for a Time When C_R_Eature Walked the Wonk
    (25) Maverick senator courageously stands against skinny jeans
    (9) I Lift My Lamp Beside the Shithouse Door
    (41) 33% of Republicans say they get their news only from Fox and that is why we’ll never had nice things.

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