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Thursday Night Bar Fight #11: In Which You are Not Burgess Meredith in The Twilight Zone

Bad news, everyone! A meteor with devastating levels of radiation has collided with the Earth!  Fortunately, most everyone you know has access to a room in special, radiation-proof apartment buildings the government has hastily thrown together.  Due to contamination protocols, you will live by yourself in your own apartment six days a week; every seventh…

Thursday Night Bar Fight #7: All Hail the Chief!

Good news, everyone! Finally admitting to ineptitude and corruption, each of the two major political parties is throwing in the towel and admitting that as a general rule they’re really terrible at picking candidates.  Seeing no other reasonable and realistic alternative, each has approached the League to choose its 2016 nominees for President and Vice…

Thursday Night Bar Fight #6: The League Of Gentlepeople That Are As Extraordinary As Possible Without Alan Moore Suing Us for Trademark Infringement

If you haven’t turned on the news today, you really should.  It’s just catastrophic news alert after catastrophic news alert. Why, in the past hour we just learned that the world’s most evil scientists have teamed up with the most notorious super villains to create The Evil Committee Of Not-At-All Nice People; they intend to…

Thursday Night Bar Fight #5: Brother, Can You Spare an Amendment?

Bad news, everyone! It turns out that due to its massive war debt at the end of its revolutionary war, the United States was unable to pay to own outright all future amendments to its Constitution.  Instead, all Constitutional amendments were actually leased with an option to buy at a later date.  Sadly, that date…

Space Awesome Playlists, Judges’ Awards and Lists O’Plenty: The Road Trip! Thursday Night Bar Fight Results

What follows are the results of this week’s Thursday Night Bar Fight, in which we used a Survivor-like setup to try to create a group-sourced 10-album playlist for a two month road trip.  There’s a surprising amount of ground to cover, so let’s get right to it. First things first: Thank you, everyone. I can’t…

Thursday Night Bar Fight #3: The Thinking Person’s Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins Quandary

Note: Thursday Night Bar Fights is a new FP regular feature.  In a nutshell, each Thursday I’ll offer up a topic for folks to chime in and argue about – but each topic will be the kind of pointless query that gets friends passionately arguing after one too many beers.  Thursday Night Bar Fight questions will be the kind that require…