Open Thread: The Face in the Misty Light

Since it appears that the order of the weekend is lengthy, open-mouthed kisses for Laura, here’s my contribution to the genre.






48 replies
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    demo woman says:

    Yuck!

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    Laura W. says:

    is lengthy, open-mouthed kisses for Laura,

    Oh Good Lord. I’m all tingly now.

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    valdivia says:

    One of my favorite films of all time. Why oh why do I have to now associate it with someone named bush????

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    Violet says:

    @Laura W.:
    Lolz. When I read that in mistermix’s post, I thought of you first. Guess this means I’ve been spending far too much time at Balloon Juice. I wondered if I’d missed some big announcement from you, or if Little Bitsy had done something worth noting that you’d relayed to the BJ crew.

    Then I moused over the links and thought, “Oh, that Laura.” Followed by an eye-roll.

    It would be far more interesting if it were involving Laura W.

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    gnomedad says:

    If the current FLOTUS had killed someone after blowing a stop sign, the wingers would be burning down the White House.

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    frankdawg says:

    If these guys are right – and they were when they claimed 1k BBL/day was way too low. we are well and very thoroughly screwed.

    http://blog.skytruth.org/2010/.....-rate.html

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    drunken hausfrau says:

    My favorite version of that song is the one by Spike Jones — classic juvenile humor — and my sisters and I used to crack my dad up by singing it with all the Spike Jones sound effects and sight gags.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y-X3lUcmNA

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    Bnut says:

    @gnomedad:

    after blowing a stop sign

    Human on metal signage love is strictly forbidden in the Bible.

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    beltane says:

    @frankdawg: I wish that anyone and everyone who chanted “Drill, baby, drill”, will be granted a long life plagued by every sort of misery and misfortune. Not that it will ever happen, as there is no justice in this world.

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    Elisabeth says:

    @gnomedad:

    Michelle wouldn’t be in the White House in the first place.

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    Mike in NC says:

    Ruth Marcus is having starbursts.

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    slag says:

    @frankdawg: Here’s my nuanced, highly analytical response to the oil spill catastrophe: FIX IT! (you bastards).

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    Bnut says:

    @slag:

    I was in middle school when “Kenan and Kel” and “All That” was on Nickelodeon. I loved it, but was worried when I heard Kenan Thompson was moving to SNL. He has been better than good on the show, IMO.

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    frankdawg says:

    want to know whats even worse? Those backward so-so-ist countries like Norway, Brazil & Venezuela require a remote control shut off. Dutch Petroleum even installs them when not legally required to because it helps during maintenance and saves them from BPs current situation.

    The oil companies convinced the US gov that this expensive feature was unneeded because an accident like this could not happen.

    Fix it? Yes and how would you propose they do that? Its a bit late to _fix_ the thing really. We will be several generations fixing it if skytruths numbers are right.

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    LuciaMia says:

    Last night’s White House correspondents dinner was amazingly dull. Jay Leno? Good god! Why couldn’t I have been watching when Lewis Black was the comedy host?

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    Allison W. says:

    @LuciaMia:

    Leno was painfully painfully bad.

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    @frankdawg: I went to skytruth.

    Damn.

    I don’t suppose they are wrong? I didn’t think so.

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    slag says:

    @Bnut: Interesting. I haven’t seen enough of the show lately to assess, but that skit was hilariously accurate. In so many ways.

    Also, I haven’t noticed…Has anyone blamed the gays and the abortionists for the oil spill disaster yet? Just wondering.

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    The Dangerman says:

    Hey, NO TEASING.

    I saw Laura, Tierney, and open mouth kissing and thought it was going to involve Laura Tierney (oops, her first name is actually Maura; still, for those of us drinking decaf and being less than fully functional, that was cruel).

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    wrb says:

    Has anyone blamed the gays and the abortionists for the oil spill disaster yet? Just wondering.

    The socialism comes in, this is what you get.

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    Joey Maloney says:

    0FFS, McMegan has weaseled her way on to NPR’s On The Media, where her brilliant contribution is that the mean old Senators shouldn’t make the banksters testify in open hearings because the public is too stupid to understand the oh-so-complicated issues involved in them stealing us blind.

    Jesus fucking wept.

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    Salt and freshly ground black people says:

    @LuciaMia: I thought Obama was much funnier than Leno. Not surprised that Leno bombed though. Maybe they should pick Conan next year.

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    @Joey Maloney:
    Just heard that too. I could stick forks in my ears when McMegan gets anywhere near an NPR program.

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    MikeJ says:

    @Salt and freshly ground black people: Actual funny people might hurt the feelings of the press and that would never do. Leno knows why he was there. They hired him to make themselves look bigger.

    They’ll never make the Colbert mistake again.

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    Incertus says:

    My daughter lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and went to the beach this morning. She took a picture of a sea turtle washed up on the beach, on its back, with oil on it. I’ll post more pictures as she sends them to me. We’re also planning to spend a little time on one of Florida’s coasts helping with the cleanup as the summer rolls in.

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    @MikeJ:
    And yet they chose Wanda Sykes. I’m surprised Stewart hasn’t received an invite. Or maybe he has and has refused. I thought Obama’s routine was very good for a politician. The Eric Massa bit was hilarious.

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    frankdawg says:

    @Linda Featheringill:

    Sadly, back when the BP & the gov were still claiming 1kBBL these guys were analyzing & publishing data that forced them to admit it was worse than that by 5. This new estimate is based on additional info about the situation on the well and current spread.

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    wrb says:

    @frankdawg:

    Sadly, back when the BP & the gov were still claiming 1kBBL these guys were analyzing & publishing data that forced them to admit it was worse than that by 5

    at 26kbbl it is up by 5 again.

    I propose a BP Unit: x5 every 5 days

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @arguingwithsignposts: Which is why it was Leno this year.

    @Laura W.: I thought it was you, too! I eagerly clicked on the link, and then…ugh. It was HER.

    @jeffreyw: Dare you to write your next entry like that.

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    Elisabeth says:

    @arguingwithsignposts:

    The president bombed on the Politico bit, IMHO. I didn’t think he was all that enthused about the whole thing this time; he was much funnier last year. (I turned Leno off after the first minute. Yuck!)

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    jeffreyw says:

    @asiangrrlMN: BHP wants to maintain a family friendly blog. I have slipped the occasional dammit in tho.

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    jeffreyw says:

    Today’s entry will feature a very family friendly burger and fries.

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    MikeBoyScout says:

    And let’s not forget than in a little over 30 minutes the Pittsburgh Penguins, with their immigrant star, Sid Crosby, will face off against the Montreal Canadiens, a bi-lingual city in a bilingual country.

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    ajr22 says:

    I guess this shouldn’t surprise me, but Obama is a far better comedian than Leno. I refuse to believe there are any humans left alive who think Leno is funny. Do you think he has written one of his own jokes in the last ten years?

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    Comrade Luke says:

    To quote the Rude Pundit:

    Our media: Couple of hundred gun nuts in DC=all day coverage. 50,000+ immigrant rights marchers in L.A.=mention in passing.

    I can understand that of course. There are nerd proms to attend and Laura’s book to review.

    We’re so screwed.

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    fucen tarmal says:

    @MikeBoyScout:

    better than that

    vladimir and natalia malkin, geno’s parents, were finally allowed in the country.
    ..visa problems kept them away for round 1, its a broken system i tell ya.

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    Svensker says:

    @Joey Maloney:

    McMegan has weaseled her way on to NPR’s On The Media, where her brilliant contribution is that the mean old Senators shouldn’t make the banksters testify in open hearings because the public is too stupid to understand the oh-so-complicated issues involved in them stealing us blind.

    Flipped that on while driving this morning and said “who is this moron speaking?” — then they announced it was McMegan and I felt better. Or worse. One or the other.

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    Starfish says:

    @Incertus: Where on the coast was this? Gulfport? Biloxi? Pascagoula?

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    Incertus says:

    @Starfish: Near Bay St. Louis–the Bay Bridge, to be precise.

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    Phoebe says:

    Dana Andrews is a thing of beauty. He was beautiful as the thuggy gangster in Ball of Fire and he’s the male lead in Laura. I’m going over to the netflix…

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Phoebe:

    Don’t forget The Best Years of Our Lives. He’s really good in that. And it’s a good movie overall, too.

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    frankdawg says:

    I admit to being a little black ray of sunshine (my nickname for a time in school was Eyore) so here was another bit that just cheers the heck out of me:
    http://blog.skytruth.org/2010/.....-rate.html

    “The spill is expanding much quicker than they estimated”
    GEE -why do you suppose that would be?

    BTW it was decided in 2003 that BP didn’t need to put in the remote control shut off – does that make it Clinton’s fault or is it still Obama’s?

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @frankdawg: False choice. Why can’t it be both?

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    Perfect Tommy says:

    Good News everyone!

    Taylor expects spill to break up naturally

    The (D) must stand for dumbass.

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    Randy Paul says:

    A colorized version?!?!?! You scared me for a second – or at least until I clicked the play button . . .

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    IronyAbounds says:

    I have to say, Gene Tierney was astonishingly beautiful. I think she and Grace Kelly match up well against any of the “stars” of today in the looks department (not to mention the acting department).

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