Late Night Open Thread by John Cole| April 22, 20142:25 am| 35 CommentsThis post is in: Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmail That is all. Snuggling with the piglets and hoping for the best.
Remember, no means no.
Sorry about your friend Cole. Although, if they caught it here, the surgery should fix it. So she’s got that going for her.
James Brown – I Feel Good (Legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll)
[‘It’s when you don’t know that you bang something the wrong way and it drops you like a hammer.’]
The Russian version of Facebook, VKontakte, is now under the control of two of Putin’s men.
@Origuy: Bob in Portland will be along shortly to remind us that Durov has always been a Nazi.
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@? Martin: Speaking of which, anyone heard from Bob since his heroes started kidnapping journalists? I suppose not, since this is an incident in which the guilty parties have bragged about it publicly rather than being the kind of impossible to verify event that he thinks are really important.
@Origuy: I wish Obama would seize control of Facebook and direct the NSA to secretly install an app that delivers a moderate electrical shock to anyone who keys in certain words or phrases, including, but not limited to: Benghazi, IRS “scandal,” long form birth certificate, New Black Panthers, etc.
Sorry this is a bit late, but you know what they say. My thoughts are with you, your circle of friends, Holly and her loved ones. I hope that the news that greets me when I visit here in the morning (my time) is all good.
Is anyone else getting Subaru adds?
Here’s hoping along with you, John.
FWIW, my cousin settled in for a nap one day and her daughter couldn’t wake her about an hour later – she’d had a brain aneurysm. Despite that poor start she’s fully recovered, save for a slight limp in her right foot. Holly’s younger and looks more fit than my cousin, so she’s got a better head start in a couple of respects.
And given the advances in medicine since the late ’90s I’m going to say that although you’re right in being worried, the prognosis is pretty good, given that she’s now under medical care.
And Google wishes you a Happy Earth Day. Click on the graphic to see everyone who wishes you a Happy Earth Day.
I’ll be thinking about your friend today, John.
@Origuy: Thank God Ed Snowden asked Vladimir Putin that tough question about state control and surveillance, because otherwise, people might think that Russia has an oppressive government.
Poor Sharyl Atkisson was just trying to get all the facts on Benghazi but CBS is just so darned librul and determined to protect any information that made the Obama admin look bad.
@MomSense: Did they mention that she believes that vaccines cause autism cuz of the science. You know the science that everyone is hiding.
hmmm, no I don’t think they brought that up but I do confess that I didn’t find their discussion riveting and may have missed it.
Oh and McGrumpy parted company with the President on Syria. Was he keeping company with the President before that?
And now one of the douchenozzles on the panel wants McCain to put himself in Obama’s head. Ah no. I prefer Obama’s brain to be 100% McCain free.
Heh. I could say the same for our esteemed Senate.
Positive thoughts, peace and love your way.
Interesting, the president of Korea says the ferry disaster is murder and a career Coast Guard ferry expert just said the #1 rule is that the ship is the best lifeboat.
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@? Martin: Speaking of Nazis, now that the glory of Homo Sovieticus is in control of Crimea, the Holocaust memorial in Sevastopol has been vandalized.
Titanic was a lie!
But the Rambo movies were historically accurate, right?
I’ve got the worst earworm ever: Rod Stewart’s horrid “Young Turks,” which I recognized as stupid and annoying even when I was in 8th grade or whatever when it came out. Why the fuck? I haven’t heard it in years, thank dog. I’ve tried to blast it out by listening to GOOD songs, but as soon as I turn the radio off, it’s back. Ugh, what a hideous affliction.
In case this hasn’t been mentioned, Josh Marshall has been posting about the Fox effect and angry Americans and yesterday he posted about a documentary. link.
@Betty Cracker: Betty, I’m so sorry!
@JPL: Wow, that’s an interesting clip. I have seen people succumb to the Fox Effect first hand as well. It’s a scourge upon the land.
Now I am feeling your pain. That song must be incredibly suggestive because just reading your comment about it has me..
Time is on your, time is on your side.
@Betty Cracker: Heh. That song from Hello, Dolly! which is WallE’s earworm too, that one was a killer. It took Evita to finally cleanse my brain of that virus, and that show didn’t linger, thankfully.
If it’s any consolation, I have some good news: I field-tested my new invention today (by seeing Rio 2 for the second time, because The Amazing Spiderman 2 will not actually be here till May Day). The results were very encouraging. They stayed on just fine; my regular glasses didn’t fog up; and best of all, I wasn’t wearing two pairs of glasses!
@MomSense: Sorry! Try this instead. [EweTube link]
@Amir Khalid: That is good news! I’ll have to acquire some clip-ons to construct my own pair before I go see Spidey2.
Did anyone else see documentary on Muscle Shoals last night? Had theatrical release; debuted on PBS last night.
Clarence Carter, Wilson Pickett, Jagger and Richards, Candi Staton, lots and lots of good music and footage of the pastoral south.
I don’t know if I could stand to watch that. I lost my dad to Fox News back in 2000 and he was never the same. It really caused a lot of family tension since I was the only Democrat in the family.
(I’m also more than half convinced that Fox News helped break up my brother’s first marriage, but there were other problems there, too.)
@Mnemosyne: My dad is a born wingnut, but Fox definitely exacerbated his condition! I’ll start a thread on this later if I can find a moment — I’m curious about how many others have observed the Fox Effect.
PS: I am still using that technique you turned me onto awhile back to deflect wingnut tirades, i.e., acting like I’ve never heard of the latest kooky conspiracy notion and making them repeat the stupid out loud instead of arguing about it right off the bat. It really is amazingly effective, so thanks again.
I had to go the full Like A Virgin–best earworm killer ever.