Late Friday Night Open Thread [Tahrir Square Update!]

I’m sitting here doing research on antitrust law and I can hear my neighbor barfing her friggin’ BRAINS out.  Who among you is that drunk?  Me?  I’m all out of whisky.  I’m so lost without it.

UPDATE: My neighbor seems to have toppled her entire medicine cabinet.  I think she might be dead. But who cares because SUPER AWESOME INTERACTIVE BBC MAP OF TAHRIR SQUARE, THAT’S WHY:

Click the shouty link above and then if you click where the camera symbols are, you can view photos.



40 replies
  1. 1

    Fucking hell, the ad immediately below this post is a BIEBER VIDEO.

    ::blows head off::

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    Ailuridae says:

    I’m up north and having trouble sleeping. So I cracked some Conway’s Irish Ale (Great Lakes)

    Ailuridae +4 (and the lion’s share of a bottle of Red Zin from dinner)

    So I am not that drunk but I am plenty drunk

  3. 3

    good on ya! i’ve got a sad can of bud light left over from the superbowl.

    apparently i’m still in college.

  4. 4
    piratedan says:

    I have to admit that its a rather guilty pleasure that Billo has turned into a Meme regarding his own scientific shortcomings…

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    Yutsano says:

    Hmm…I still do haz white rioja in the kitchen. And I haven’t been blitzed drunk in like forever. Maybe I’m overdue.

  6. 6

    immabout to edit this thread and blow your minds!

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    Ailuridae says:

    @Angry Black Lady:

    I still drink a lot of domestic beer but Bud Light is on the undrinkable list. Other beers on that list: MGD, Heineken, Old Style …

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    @Ailuridae: it tastes like satan’s urine. which tastes grosser than regular urine. (so i hear…)

  9. 9
    Ailuridae says:

    @Angry Black Lady:

    Ho. Lee. Shit. That’s awesome

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    Mark S. says:

    I like how Tunch is taking up a large portion of Tahrir Square.


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    Yutsano says:

    That is way too damn cool. And it makes me want to go to Cairo.

    @Mark S.:


    Fixteth to better represent His Tunchness.

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    Ailuridae says:

    @Angry Black Lady:

    I tend to drink good beer but I still drink a lot of Budweiser and Miller Lite and like them both just fine. But Bud Lite? That stuff tastes awful and gives me stomach issues.

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    Why is there are Hardees there? Do they have a Popeye’s?

    These are important questions, y’all.

    ETA: KFC!? That’s bullshit.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Angry Black Lady:

    Do they have a Popeye’s?

    If there is I shall haz a mad jelus. Nearest one to me is thirty miles south.

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    piratedan says:

    @Angry Black Lady: life is too short to drink crappe beer, imho

    stuff I can reccomend, Anchor Steam and Stella Artois, but if on a budget, Rolling Rock is okay although at times I just want a friggin’ icy cold oil can (25oz) of Fosters!

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    Lysana says:

    Don’t know if they have Popeye’s, but they have KFC and Pizza Hut. Also McDonald’s.

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    @piratedan: oh i know. i normally roll with fat tire or double chocolate stout. i should have had a “BYOBBNBL” rule on sunday. “but not bud light.”

    ETA: although “crappe” makes it sound kinda fancy!

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    Maude says:

    I am drinking coffee.
    I got up and will try to sleep a bit later.
    A long time ago, a teacher told my class that she had gone to Egypt. She was at the pyramids and out of nowhere, a boy came up and sold them Coca Colas. For some reason I was quote taken with that story.
    Tunch Feed is in the square. Should be Rosie.

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    mr sketchy says:

    I’m not that drunk. But I’ve just cracked a new bottle of whiskey, so I’m working on it.

    If I remember I’ll check back and let you know how it goes. If I don’t, have a good weekend y’all.

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    …and I can hear my neighbor barfing her friggin’ BRAINS out. Who among you is that drunk?

    Six years ago that was me. Don’t miss it one bit.

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    Ailuridae says:

    @Angry Black Lady:

    Popeye’s is really amazingly good for fast food. Although making world class fried chicken at home is not hard at all if you cook.

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    Mrs. Polly says:

    ABL, the map is splendiferous, and a lot of other things that I would be able to express to you if it weren’t for the combination of creme de cassis on mango sorbet and codeine cough syrup that is rendering me useless, though still quite flagrantly awake.

    Could we call it a Hosniville?

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    Yutsano says:

    @Ailuridae: We could do an interesting fried chicken throwdown on BHF’s blog one of these days. I’d be down for that.

  24. 24

    a chicken fry in hosniville!

    sounds like a party!

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    Mark S. says:


    Pharaoh Tunch would require that his servant Cole be buried alive with him in the newly constructed Tunch pyramid.

    Someone has to feed Tunch in the afterlife.

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    Gozer says:

    Hmmm…mebbe tomorrow I’ll get some Popeye’s (only 1 mi. west of my house conveniently located in the same strip mall as my gym) and follow up with a lil Laphroaig.

    All y’alls talk of chicken n’ booze has got me cravin’.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @Angry Black Lady:

    KFC!? That’s bullshit.

    Yes, but it’s halal BS. My understanding is that megacorporate chicken chains got a head start in the Muslim world because it’s easier to ensure a supply of properly-slaughtered chickens. Which wouldn’t explain why no Popeye’s, unless you believe the urban legend that Popeye’s uses the finest non-halal pig-based lard in its fryolators.

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    David says:

    It’s Halalapalooza!

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    bob h says:

    Probably the most important fallout from this is the demonstration that Muslims are worthy of respect. Would I be half as brave as these people in Tahrir Square?

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    hilts says:

    A song for the Egyptian protesters

  31. 31

    Good morning, ABL.

    Regarding your neighbor: I hope it is merely drunkenness. There is a flue going around, maybe in the H1N1 family, that involves lots of throwing up.

    I had an H1N1 shot last year and when I caught this disease, I was really sick for 2 days and very, very weak for a day or so. My daughter has had no such shots and when she caught the disease, she was quite ill for 5 days.

    Several people in NE Ohio are winding up hospitalized.

  32. 32

    I hope your neighbor gets better. Was she hung over or just ill? I wasn’t feeling too hot after I got plastered a coupla nights ago when I got a massive car repair bill from the mechanic.

    Yeah. It never frigging ends. Even Job eventually got barfed out by the whale. When will it be our time?

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    burnspbesq says:

    Getting ready to head out to the airport to go to a meeting in SF instead of either sleeping or watching ManU – Man City. I know this pro bono project is helping a lot of people who desperately need help from good lawyers, but that’s not stopping the jukebox in my head from playing Steve Earle.

    Someday I’m finally gonna let go
    ‘Cause I know there’s a better way
    I don’t know what’s over that rainbow
    But I’m gonna get outta here someday

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    Someone, about a year ago, brought some Bud Light Lime to a party at our house. I keep the last bottle in the refrigerator as a reminder to never, ever invite that person to my house again as long as I live.

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    Amir_Khalid says:

    @Anne Laurie: A Popeye’s place just opened here in Kuala Lumpur near where I live. First one in Malaysia,I believe. Haven’t been there yet. (KFC has been here since the early 1970s, and the Colonel is everywhere.) The megacorporation fast food companies offer halal menus in the Muslim world that substitute beef slices for bacon and leave out pork-based items altogether (e.g. no KFC double Downs here!).

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    I would swear that ‘s a map of Woodstock

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Southern Beale:

    At least it’s not a Hooverville. We are going to see those again, at the rate we’re going.

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    Svensker says:


    You live in Kuala Lumpur? Cool!

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    @Linda Featheringill: good morning! no, she was hammered. :)

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    Yutsano says:

    Just as a point of order: the protestors are now engaged in a Day of Cleaning after the revolution. I think I haz some hope for Egypt.

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