Another Open Thread

Saw this on twitter and it made me laugh.

59 replies
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    Folderol and Ephemera says:

    If it wasn’t for that space traffic . . .

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    MikeJ says:

    Did you know that the funding for the Death Star passed the Senate through a reconciliation instruction?

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    I sure hope moral improves, the beatings don’t seem to help/

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    WaterGirl says:

    One week ago today I lost my sweet boy, Quiver. I was never a cat person, but I met Quiver 6 years ago and fell for him like a ton of bricks. I was just crazy about him, and I miss him terribly.

    Here is a link to some pictures of my sweet boy:

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    WaterGirl says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: Has Charlie come back yet?

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    General Winfield Stuck says:


    Yes. I left a comment in the other thread. thanks for your concern/

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    AhabTRuler says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: Really glad to hear that. Always scary and upsetting when they are missing.

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    jenniebee says:

    @WaterGirl: Quiver was a gorgeous kitty. So sad :(

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    We need an I/P flame war to put this nasty health care shit behind us and lighten up the mood.

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    Demo Woman says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: Charlie disappeared for a while.. how scary. Well I’m glad he’s back

    Now since this appears to be a real OT compared to the last open thread that was about Chris and Darcy, I’m going to ask a question about what type of alcohol do you add to egg nog and what type of alcohol do you add to hot apple cider. Hopefully it’s the same.

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    Clown shoes:

    A self-styled Nevada codebreaker convinced the CIA he could decode secret terrorist targeting information sent through Al Jazeera broadcasts, prompting the Bush White House to raise the terror alert level to Orange (high) in December 2003, with Tom Ridge warning of “near-term attacks that could either rival or exceed what we experience on September 11,” according to a new report in Playboy.

    Maybe clown shoes is being too nice.

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    MikeJ says:

    @WaterGirl: A Schnucks bag in the background! I had forgotten their existence since my time in Hohumbia (yes, j school).

    I’m sorry I’m distracted by paper bags. I’m truly sorry for your loss.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    Well, how is possible that a single ty-fighter could bring down the death star? It would be wrong not to speculate…

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    General Winfield Stuck says:



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    mr. whipple says:


    Sorry you lost him. He’s beautiful. Hang in there.

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    R-Jud says:

    It is after midnight and I am sitting up with a surly, teething 9-month-old. She is dying to mess with the keyboard, so here goes:

    jiok qwqqqqqqq;;'[

    I believe that is babyspeak for “OBAMA IS A LIAR HE SOLD US OUT!!!!!”

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    General Winfield Stuck says:


    RIP Quiver/

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    @Demo Woman: Add brandy to egg nog. I like to add Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum to hot apple cider.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:



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    AhabTRuler says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: I don’t know if you have had Charlie chipped, but I recommend it: tags that the little fella can’t lose.

    @WaterGirl: I’m so sorry, he was a lovely boy.

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    jeffreyw says:

    @WaterGirl: Such a sweet lookin kitty.

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    Demo Woman says:

    @The Grand Panjandrum: My son was overseas at the time for his job. Obviously, I was panicked when he was flying home. He not only arrived home with wrapped xmas presents, the wrapped xmas presents contained wine, beer and chocolates. At that point I knew homeland security was bogus.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:


    I am going to look into that/

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    R-Jud says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: Mind you, she could just as easily be complaining about Gordon Brown.

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    RedKitten says:


    It is after midnight and I am sitting up with a surly, teething 9-month-old. She is dying to mess with the keyboard, so here goes:
    jiok qwqqqqqqq;;’[
    I believe that is babyspeak for “OBAMA IS A LIAR HE SOLD US OUT!!”

    Awww…poor Bean. Give her a smooch on those chubby cheeks for me.

    And that was a lovely message from her. I think she and BIRDZILLA would have a lot to talk about.

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    Demo Woman says:

    @RedKitten: Gee, No Xmas pics yet?

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    Steeplejack says:


    My condolences. It’s always hard to lose them.

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    PeakVT says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: Indeed. Nothing brings the left together quite like an I/P thread.

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    R-Jud says:

    @RedKitten: I would kiss her, but those cheeks have gotten all rashy and irritated today. :-(

    Poor Bean. Mr Jud was a bit sad that the nickname “Gummi Bear” no longer applies. On the bright side, she’ll totally be able to bite stuff really hard soon.

    ETA: just checked out your photostream. He’s so gorgeous and happy!

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Demo Woman:

    Rum, rum, rum. Good rum. Barbancourt, Mount Gay, or Gosling’s Black Seal. Not Bacardi and not Ron anything. And not Captain freaking Morgan.

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    Skepticat says:

    @WaterGirl: My heart breaks for you, what a lovely animal Quiver was. I never thought I’d be a cat person either—til three of them marched in (several years apart) and took over. I’m especially empathetic because it won’t be long before I have to go through it again.

    And General, I’m glad I didn’t notice Charlie was missing before he returned, I get almost as upset about others’ animals as I do my own, and I’m too damned old for the stress.

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    Cat Lady says:

    Happy Solstice everyone!

    /Day’s flame waxing bright
    Candles burning and night wanes
    Turning and turning/

    Another quick 12 month trip around the tightening gyre. Will 2010 be known as the War Between teh Hippies? Will the center hold?

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    JenJen says:

    Well, this is fun…. Giuliani’s not running for that NY Senate seat.

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    @Watergirl: I am truly sorry to hear about Quiver. I’m a cat person through and through (have had 4 at a time, now have two) and know that I will always have them all my days. It’s like I totally “get” them (should that worry me?) and they get me. We have great love between us.

    It sucks to lose your kitty soulmate. Perhaps Quiver will send you one to pick up where he left off. My kitty soulmate did just that.


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    Comrade Mary says:

    @WaterGirl: Oh, I’m so sorry. Quiver looked so sweet and beautiful.

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    lamh31 says:

    Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannakuh, Merry X-Mas, Happy Pagan New Year, whatevah…

    I am sooooooooo glad this year is almost over. I finally get to go back home to NOLA and get the hell outta Dallas for a while, and II”m officially on vay-kay next Monday. I’m counting down the ways.

    Anyway, I plan to completely forget about this healthcare bill, til next year. This healthcare bill has become like the abortion issue. Both sides have reasons why they are right, your either for it or against, for those who are truly in the middle, who is at least willing to see the good as well as acknowledge the bad, there is no use in arguing with people who refuse to even consider a middle way pro or con.

    BTW, still mad bout that Cowboys/Saints game. I can’t even watch the local news to see who’s been shot, without hearing ’bout it. Someone gonna have to tell me when it’s safe to come out again.

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    John O says:

    Very funny. Thanks as always, John.

    Forwarded appropriately.

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    AnotherBruce says:

    @The Grand Panjandrum:

    In retrospect, these guys were very rat-fuckable. It’s a pity that no one took advantage of that.

    Well, besides Chalabi and this guy that is.

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    Seebach says:

    Pretty biting satire. I guess it’s no longer “too soon”.

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    Tx Expat says:


    Oh, I am jealous of your holiday plans. I get to go from a pseudo-city (Baton Rouge) to the absolute sticks (little town between Amarillo and Lubbock) on Wednesday.

    I love seeing the fam, especially my nephews, but I would love it if my parents would decide to retire somewhere that didn’t require an hour’s drive to go see a movie.

    This post makes me sound like I’m twenty-something, sad to say I’ve been making this journey (albeit from other places in the country) for twenty some odd years. There better be single malt scotch in my stocking. ;-)

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    JenJen says:

    Oooh! “Song Remains The Same” is on Palladia HD!

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    Martian Buddy says:

    It looks like the ACORN “stings” and the SwiftHack have inspired pro-lifers to try their own hit job on Planned Parenthood by sending a pair of women in pretending to seek abortions. Endless wanking about the need for tougher anti-abortion laws will undoubtedly ensue.

    [Warning: link goes to LifeNews since I couldn’t find a reputable source.]

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    RedKitten says:

    @Demo Woman:

    Gee, No Xmas pics yet?

    Thanks for reminding me, actually. I just put a few up 2 minutes ago.

    Things have been nutty with baking, cleaning, and other Christmas preparations. But we are planning on plunking a Santa hat on him and taking some more pics. Maybe I’ll get a chance tomorrow. :)

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    Steeplejack says:

    I’m looking forward to a pleasant (and rare) evening at home. Just finished a good dinner, have been watching a bit of Montalbano on the DVR as an appetizer before the Redskins issue a beatdown to the Giants.

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    @WaterGirl: Quiver is so beautiful. My deepest condolences on your loss. May he check in on you from time to time to comfort you.

    @R-Jud: Snort. SNORT!

    @Steeplejack: Wait, what? Shouldn’t you be at work?

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    @RedKitten: Ok, Sammy is way too cute. Seriously. So rosy-cheek and happy-looking. What a sweetie.

    @JenJen: Methinks he has higher aspirations….

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    Sly says:


    Well, this is fun…. Giuliani’s not running for that NY Senate seat.

    It looks like I won’t have the Midtown Mussolini to kick around anymore…. Who, who I ask you, will have the political courage to throw the homeless in jail now?!

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    JenJen says:

    A brilliant plan to stop Obamacare, from the RedState gang:

    Doctors must Go Galt!!

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:


    A brilliant plan to stop Obamacare, from the RedState gang: Doctors must Go Galt!!

    According to surveys, around 60% of physicians support a national health insurance plan. So if they were gonna Go Galt for something..

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    Mnemosyne says:


    I’m so sorry. It does get easier, but you never will forget him. I still get teary-eyed sometimes about my Boris and he’s been gone for two years.

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    Steeplejack says:


    Naw, Sunday-Monday is my usual weekend.

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    WereBear says:

    @WaterGirl: I’m so sorry. He had a wonderful face.

    We lost our little Puffy this summer, and we still can’t open the freezer without feeling sad that he no longer appears.

    He had mad Ninja skills. If your hand took out vegetables; nothing. If your hand took out ice cream; he would materialize.

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    dr. bloor says:

    Via Atrios, Yglesias’s top ten Worst Post Columnists of the last decade. Some of the comments are comedy gold, Jerry, gold.

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    gopher2 says:


    They just got 40 million new [paying[ customers. Why on God’s green Earth would they go galt.

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    WaterGirl says:

    Thanks to all who took the time to look at the photo link and write a note about my sweet boy. I miss him so much and it helped me to read every one of your comments.

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    @WaterGirl: Late to the thread, but just wanted to let you know my heart goes out to you.

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