The Eagle Has Landed

For an Angry Black Lady, she sure smiles and laughs a lot:

I’ve been informed that I am cranky.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Snoopy showed up?
    Oh. Eagle. Gotcha.

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    I cannot tell you how happy it makes me that you guys are on this adventure together. Though Lily looks a little wary.

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    raven says:

    Did he drag you to watch the EER’s demolish the Herd?

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    Violet says:

    Cute! Lily looks a little bit thrown off her game. Maybe she senses a challenger for her throne of Alpha Female.

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    cathyx says:

    I’ve been informed that I am cranky.

    We’ve been whining about this forever. You just now got the message?

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    Sandia Blanca says:

    Hurray! Cranky and Angry should make a great combination for a road trip. Can’t wait for the play-by-play.

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    Violet says:

    When are you going to start posting video? Now wouldn’t be too soon.

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    Elroy's Lunch says:

    Cranky? Meh. Wait until you hit 60.

    Have fun at the DNC!

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Violet: Bow-chicka-bow-wow-wuh-uh-uh!!

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    MobiusKlein says:

    Where is the promised fist fight?
    Who is scoring the TKO, btw

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    Violet says:

    @Corner Stone: That’s right. That’s what I’m talkin’ about.

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    Just discovered that Comcast Boston finally has BBC America in HD.

    Three years too late, but I’ll take it.

    Have fun in NC next week, kids. Don’t talk to any wooden chairs.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    I’ve been informed that I am cranky.

    And, in other breaking news, water is wet, and Paul Ryan has run yet another sub 2 hour marathon, this one in under 1 hour.

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    gogol's wife says:

    I think I’m going to enjoy this convention a lot more than the last one.

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    daveNYC says:

    You should have had a link for the picture and have the picture itself over on ABLC. You know, for the LULZ.

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    patrick II says:

    It’s 405 miles to Charlotte, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses.

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    Biscuits says:


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    Corner Stone says:

    @Violet: I love it that anyone over 30 knows when they hear the “chicka” riff that the other someone is talking about pr0n. And not the good kind of pr0n either, but the ’70s style full mustaches and untamed pubic hair.

    Or is that just me?

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    the Conster says:

    Cole, one of the whitest white people ever, and ABL – Ebony and Ivory. This could be epic. Laissez le bon temps roulez! This has the making of a Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 2012 vibe about it – as your attorney I’d advise you to steer clear of the meth.

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    replicnt6 says:

    @Violet: My thinking exactly. I was actually thinking about a dashboard cam for the drive. That would be funny. Plus, it will be useful in court in the (wholly unlikely) event of a fistfight.

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    Cain says:

    Man, why is it all like blurry and dark.. reminds me when someone took a picture of me, and all anyone could see of me was my smile, and my eyes. Damn cheshire cat…

    More light dude, more light. Let’s see the piglets and the lady!

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    raven says:

    @Cain: It’s, LIKE, because it was taken, LIKE, in low light. Sheeesh.

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    raven says:

    Jesus get aload of the fugginugly uniforms on Michigan!

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    The Dangerman says:

    Has ABL met SWF (Stout White Feline) yet?

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    Violet says:

    @Cain: I think the camera picked up on Lily’s white chest and belly for the color balancing. Since Lily’s kind of in the foreground, everything else is darker and blurrier.

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    Schlemizel says:

    Went to the Kieth Ellison Labor Day rally today. Van jones was one of the speakers and he had a really good punchline in the middle of a great speech:
    People ask me “Aren’t you disappointed in Obama?” I say no, I don’t compare him to the Almighty but to the Alternative.

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    replicnt6 says:

    @Corner Stone:

    And not the good kind of pr0n either, but too, the ‘70s style full mustaches and untamed pubic hair.


    Why do you hate America San Bernadino Valley?

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    Corner Stone says:


    I was actually thinking about a dashboard cam for the drive. That would be funny. Plus, it will be useful in court in the (wholly unlikely) event of a fistfight.

    Absolutely no joke ~ one night I was waiting at a stop light to turn left and it was at the bottom of a small bridge. I look into my rear view mirror and see this car screaming down the hill and the driver and passenger (man and woman) are full on fist fighting. No joke. They are tearing at each other and neither one is looking where the car is going.
    I can’t turn because of oncoming traffic. I could pull forward and hope to not get sideswiped as I try to get the hell outta their way but they’re doing like 50 and I’ve got 2 seconds to go somewhere, anywhere.
    I pull through the intersection but stop short of turning into traffic and just brace myself. The guy somehow slams on the brakes and slides to a stop behind me by a couple feet or so.
    They never stopped fighting, not for a second. Never even looked ahead, as far as I could tell. First gap I saw, I nailed it and get the hell away from them.

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    So are you guys going to watch Dr. Who tonight? Come on it would seem a travesty if you didn’t. (Providing John gets BBC America of course)

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    Corner Stone says:

    @raven: That’s what they chose to be buried in?!

    ETA, actually, they’re starting to grow on me a little.

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    I didn’t know you were going to the convention, I guess having a newborn makes it harder to keep up with all kinds of shit.

    And speaking of newborns, I sent Cole three pictures of our new baby; if he doesn’t put them up, I guess some of you guys will get on his ass about it…

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    Cain says:


    LIKE use a FLASH man, or somethin.. I mean that’s what the preview is for!

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    Alison says:

    @Schlemizel: Ooh, that is a good line!

    Also too, ABL + Cole = endless sexytime comments on every BJ thread basically, yeah?

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    jnfr says:


    Yes, Lily looks…. uncertain. But ABL looks happy and fun. I’m sure she’ll be angry again soon.

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    Cain says:

    Who informed you, that you were cranky? :-) We all know you’re cranky, it’s what we like about you.. especially when it shows up in your posts.. hehe

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    👽 Martin says:

    I’ve been informed that I am cranky.

    Dude, we’ve been informing you of that for years. You’re only now listening?

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    Corner Stone says:

    @replicnt6: Thank goodness I don’t live in the San Bernadino Valley.
    Not a fan.

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    Violet says:

    @jnfr: ABL always looks smiley and happy.

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    👽 Martin says:

    @replicnt6: San Fernando Valley. San Bernardino is a completely different dump.

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    Cain says:

    @Alison: <blockquote

    Also too, ABL + Cole = endless sexytime comments on every BJ thread basically, yeah?

    Well yeah.. cuz, she’s like the first available woman entering that threshold. The dude is a total lovable hermit. :)

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    Dan says:

    Cole just remember (as much as I love them both) little feat and 80s dead is not the way to seal the deal with a lady. If the two of you are going to blast tunes drunk late night LET HER PICK THE MUSIC!!!!

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    I’m going to wait for the movie version of ABL and Cole goes to Charlotte. I think Beyonce or Rihanna would be a good ABL, but who play John Cole?

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Alison: The only other women in there have been wives of friends or his mother.
    We can’t let this opportunity go by so easily.

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    Dan says:


    Dude totally wants her. The way he writes about her reveals a huge crush.

    You think he’d be going to the DNC with Kay or Sarah Proud and Tall?

    Lets be real people.

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    Violet says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee: Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    Black, white or green, that is not an angry lady!

    Hiya ABL! :)

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    Corner Stone says:


    Cole just remember (as much as I love them both) little feat and 80s dead is not the way to seal the deal with a lady.

    It got him this far!

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    RoonieRoo says:

    I hope you two have a lot of fun on this adventure together. Cole, be a gentleman.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @Alison: Yeah and his whole thing was so well done. Don’t know how Keith scored him for the event but he was super.

    If he is not bitter about the way he was treated how can I be?

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    Corner Stone says:


    Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

    Walter Sobchak.

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    Maude says:

    @Corner Stone:
    30 And they are freaking out about cell phones in NJ.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee:

    Seth Rogen, of course.

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    Chris Rock on Titter:

    The Dems should have an empty chair on stage for the entire DNC, & when anyone asks who it belongs to, they can say Osama bin Laden #DNC2012

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    Anya says:

    @Schlemizel: That’s Joe Biden’s favorite saying. He always says: Don’t compare me to the Almighty. Compare me to the alternative.

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    The Dangerman says:

    @👽 Martin:

    San Bernardino is a completely different dump.

    Born there, so I can say San Bernardino doesn’t even rate being called a dump. It aspires to earn dump status someday, however.

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    raven says:

    @Corner Stone: I hate Michigan with an almighty passion.

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    JPL says:

    @Anatoliĭ Lъudьvigovich Bzyp (formerly Horrendo Slapp, Jimperson Zibb, Duncan Dönitz, Otto Graf von Pfmidtnöchtler-Pízsmőgy, Mumphrey, et al.): Cole seldom reads emails so try Anne Laurie. Hopefully, they will be posted before the baby starts school.

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    RedKitten says:

    I was GOING to say, “Of course she’s smiling and laughing a lot, she has Lily on her lap,” but then realized that John regularly has Lily on HIS lap, and it’s done his disposition no good whatsoever.

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    maven says:

    The San Pornando Valley. Like. Fur sure. Whatevah.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    @Violet: If he replays the role he played in the movie Cold Mountain, that might be a bit creepy,aside from that he would be good.

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    Violet says:

    @RedKitten: Just think how he’d be without Lily on his lap on a regular basis. Shudder.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @Dan: Yeah, Sarah would do things that would give Cole a heart attack. He has three furry babies to think of!

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    @👽 Martin: Dude I wrote an entire recipe thread for you and you didn’t even show up.

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    Violet says:

    So are we getting a description and photos of what ABL and John are having for dinner? What drinks will be served? I’ll be sadly disappointed if we don’t.

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    👽 Martin says:

    @The Dangerman: Actually, San Bernardino’s primary problem is that it’s too fucking hot. But I like San Bernardino because it means that I’m on my way to the mountains.

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    @Mr Stagger Lee: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, of course.

    EDIT: OR what Violet said. ;-)

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    Corner Stone says:


    And they are freaking out about cell phones in NJ.

    Well, to be honest, I am freaked the F out every day commuting when I see people weaving in and out of their lane at 60mph, or doing 40mph on a freeway all while texting and not paying a bleeping bit of mind to the road or traffic.
    I had somebody tailgate me the other day in my neighborhood as I was doing +5 over the speed limit and at first chance I got out of his way. As he passed me I looked over and saw him texting and he didn’t look up one time as he pulled up on the bumper of the next car in front of him.

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    RedKitten says:

    @Violet: Well, for a good chunk of his pre-Lily days, he was a Republican. The conversion came well before Lily, but I like to think that his subconscious knew that she was in his future and was turning him into a better person, in preparation for being deserving of such a fine doggie.

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    The Dangerman says:

    @👽 Martin:

    Actually, San Bernardino’s primary problem is that it’s too fucking hot.

    But it’s a dry heat!

    After the Air Base closed and the Santa Fe moved their yards to Barstow, SB’s primary problem is if a person isn’t selling crack, crank, or their body, good luck finding work there.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @The Dangerman:

    San Bernardino doesn’t even rate being called a dump.

    The City of San Bernardino is going through bankruptcy, just canned a bunch of employees last week. Either they were bought by Bain Capital or sinned against Saint Ronnie; or both.

    The way you can tell the difference between San Bernardino and the San Fernando Valley(aka The Valley) in the former they make meth, the later porn.

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    Violet says:

    @RedKitten: Good point! A Republican Cole might not have been able to deal with Lily. “Pull yourself up by your leash strap, Lily! Stop cowering and do your job! No doggie treats for you unless you earn them!”

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    Keith G says:

    @Violet: We already know. He was a polisher of Neo-con knobs, head over heads in love with invading brown people.

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    khead says:

    We see the Lily, but where is Tunch?

    Also, Cole has to be in a good mood after the beat down WVU put on Marshall today.

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    Maude says:

    @Corner Stone:
    I was crossing the street and a guy in a Beemer went around to the right of the normal line of cars and almost hit me. He was talking on a cell phone and didn’t even know I was right in from of him. He was going at a fairly good clip.
    I was thinking today as I heard the muffled loud music in a closed car that really loud music has to be distracting.
    Now there will touch screens on dashboard that people will play with.

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    Violet says:

    @Maude: I’m looking forward to self-driving cars being the norm. People just sleep or watch a movie or play on their phones or eat or whatever while they go from one place to another and the car won’t care.

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    BGinCHI says:

    Late to the thread, but here’s hoping Cole and ABL make a big splash at the DNC.

    I’m guessing we can pick Cole out of the crowd as he’ll be the dude with the hat that holds two beers.

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    Violet says:

    Actual question for Cole and/or ABL:

    Where will you guys be? Do you have a certain press area or blogger area that you’re supposed to sit in? Can you walk around on the floor? What exactly are your credentials?

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    raven says:

    Dumb ass Denard,

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    raven says:

    @Violet:I don’t think they are here.

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    General Stuck says:

    Lard hep us

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    Corner Stone says:

    @raven: Probably shouldn’t try to throw his shoulder into that solid chunk of beef coming at him.
    Bama just waylaying Meechigan.

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    raven says:

    @Corner Stone: Fuck em. Damn, he’s back in.

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    Maude says:

    Out east we call that the subway.
    What if there is a problem with the computer chip?
    speaking of blue screen of death.

    Edit, left out a word.

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    Violet says:

    Is this some kind of football play-by-play commentary? Because if not, I’m going to start thinking it’s Cole and ABL bow-chicka-bow-wow commentary. And that’s just creepy.

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    raven says:

    @Violet: Yea, way back, LIKE, last year we had football threads. Now these sissies just have soccer thread with Rambalalmbadingdong.

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    RossInDetroit, Rational Subjectivist says:

    I did not need to read all this road hazard stuff. New company car in the driveway, and I’m supposed to use it for anything under 6 hours of travel. After that it’s airplanes, which I haven’t even begun to worry about.

    But enough about my problems. May ABL and CWM* have clear skies and smooth sailing on their trip.

    *Cranky White Man

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    Violet says:

    @Maude: Subway, buses, light rail, whatever–those all involve sharing a vehicle with another person. Self-driving car means I can walk to my own car and tell it where I want it to go and it’ll take me there. I don’t have to walk blocks to the bus/subway stop, change three times, go up and down stairs and then walk to my destination at the last stop. It’s door to door service. It’ll be a life saver for older people who can otherwise stay in their own home.

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    raven says:

    @Violet: When I drank my car would do that.

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    Tim in SF says:

    “The Eagle Has Landed” is what my friends say when the drug dealer has stopped by their house.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @raven: Man, I haven’t been called a sissy in like 40 years.

    Bless your heart.

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    raven says:

    @Tim in SF: When I was at Ft Knox we’d go to Nap Town to see the cop man.

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    raven says:

    @BGinCHI: did I misspell it?

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    khead says:

    Bama just waylaying Meechigan.

    In the woodshed.

    With a 2×4.

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    raven says:

    @khead: The Auburn-Clemson game is a slobberknocker.

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    Corner Stone says:

    The white boy almost had his head taken off on the QB keeper.

    ETA, motherfuckin’ ouch!

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    Corner Stone says:


    When I drank my car would do that.

    We used to put it on “autopilot” to get home.
    What a bunch of idiots.

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    khead says:


    Only decent game on right now. Everything else is a blowout.

    Also, go Duke. I should get some kind of bonus for laying the 3 with them if they go on to win. I mean, it’s Duke.

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    Jay C says:

    So how can “Angry Black Lady” be so angry ? Cuddling such a cute doggy?

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    Regnad Kcin says:

    @Sandia Blanca: wait.

    what happened to Stinky, Creepy, Gassy, Dork, and Baleful?

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    raven says:

    @Corner Stone: The dude that fell out of the upper deck in the Ga Dome last night was hammered.

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    raven says:

    @khead: You got the “Longhorn Network”?

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    handy says:

    Damn I haven’t been keeping up on current events. Good on you John Cole sir. And Corner Stone nailed it, there’s only one man who could play the film adaptation of our beloved blog owner’s life: a 40-something John Goodman channeling his inner Sobchak.

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    S. Holland says:

    Hooray hooray! Hourly posts please!

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    khead says:


    No. Pretty much every thing else tho. Except the PAC-12 network. Comcast doesn’t carry that here either.

    Between the networks and ESPN(s) there’s a LOT of football out there tonight. A lot of crappy football…. but still football. :)

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    guachi says:

    For the Love of all that is holy, get a real camera!!!!

    We have fantastic dog pictures posted on the front page taken with the Panasonic GH2. I own the GH1. It is truly a fantastic camera. Do all of BJ-dom a favor and buy one. You’ll be glad you did.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    Youngstown State just beat Pitt, so no laughing at the Penn St fans for losing to the OHIO BOBCATS!!!!

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    handy says:

    I think Hawaii just might pull off the upset here and beat the spread through halftime.

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    Dee Loralei says:

    No football open thread all day. And Now Sarah P&T has let us down with no DrWho thread either! Sheesh, you people need to get on the ball.

    And ABL and JohnCole are on twitter silence. I hope they’re cooking and drinking and stuff.

    I’ve felt like a neglected child all day, and I fear I have reason for my feelings. Waaaaah.

    Hope everyone is having fun, hell of a thunderstorm in Memphis right now. My dog Maggie is shaking in her special thundershirt, which doesn’t seem to be doing the intended job. And my football game doesn’t kick off for another hour CDT.

    Boomer! Sooner!

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    raven says:

    @khead: This 12 game shit has really fucked things up. We play Buffalo, Florida Atlantic and Georgia Southern here. I was am so bummed I ate my tickets and watched the Illini and the Dawgs at home.

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    Sandia Blanca says:

    @Regnad Kcin: They went to the RNC convention, of course!

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    My god. What a wonderfully friendly and emotive smile ABL has. Just looking at that smile makes even my misanthropic soul go ‘This is someone I would enjoy hanging out with.’

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    Carnacki says:

    ABL: Cole, stop putting Rosie in my suitcase!

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    raven says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: And people think this loner dude should be typing instead of enjoying her company.

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    Mary G says:

    More (and better) pictures, please. Where is Rosie? I keep asking for a picture of Rosie?

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    Tata says:

    EEEEEEEEE! I love a good buddy film!

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    Narcissus says:

    Yeah we’ll need to see some Tunch reaction shots before we can judge the success or failure of this venture

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    Whitney says:

    Now, ya’ll be good, you, two!

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    suzanne says:

    Awwwww SHI-IT, that’s gonna be one helluva road trip. Comedy GOLD.

    I wonder which of the commenters they’re gonna talk about.

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    Warren Terra says:

    @guachi: This. If we learned one thing from the model for this trip, it’s that you need to set out with the right equipment. And the camera you used to take that picture isn’t it.

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    Waynski says:

    Well, ABL looks like a fine American to me. Brilliant smile. We’re kind of known for that friendly smile John in the countries we visit where we’re not killing people. Have a great trip!

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    ding dong says:

    @Mary G: rosie was placed above the subaru seamus style and has run off and has john looking for her honking every five minutes .

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    Waynski says:

    @Corner Stone: I’m the plumber. I’ve come to fix the sink.

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    Allan says:

    Titles for the inevitable film version of this road trip?

    Thelma and Lou
    Tunch Is My Co-Pilot
    Riding in Cars with Goys
    Loving vs. West Virginia

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    Steeplejack says:


    He’s also dead, I saw on the news a while ago.

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    raven says:


    Stranger Than Paradise

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    raven says:

    @Steeplejack: Yep. Last night we were talking about whether or not they were selling booze in the Dome, they were not.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Waynski: I’m not sure I can pay your bill for you snaking the drain. Maybe we can work it out somehow?
    Wait. Is that the pizza delivery boy I hear at the door?

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    Corner Stone says:

    If this first brutally fuzzy pic is any indication of what’s to come…there’s going to be a lot of really disappointed people commenting here over the next week.

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    Violet says:

    @Allan: Fear and Loathing in West Virginia

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    Narcissus says:

    “He fixes the cable?”

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    suzanne says:

    @ding dong:

    and has john looking for her honking every five minutes .

    In addition to the honking, Cole is alternately calling Rosie’s name and screaming “FOUR MORE YEARS!” while pumping his fist out the window.

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    Ben Franklin says:

    Well I guess I’m not gonna be Obama’s guest at the Convention, but I have a nice parting gift.

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    Darkrose says:

    The Adventure Begins!

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    raven says:

    @raven: Hmm, I may be wrong. They just showed a dude with a brew and the setup should be the same as last night.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Wait a second! I just looked at the perma link for this thread and it has a “2” at the end of it!
    Is this some kind of fucked up time warp where some alien life force wiped our brains from the first thread with this title? Or did another ABL show up in WV at some point in the Cole pre-blog days? This has got gay DougJ film noir written all over it!
    I demand an answer! I want the truth!

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    Baud says:

    @Corner Stone:

    Is this some kind of fucked up time warp where some alien life force wiped our brains from the first thread with this title?

    I remember that episode. It was a good one.

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    Downpuppy says:

    @Corner Stone: Lily is looking good. ABL is fuzzy.

    Dude, we’re being played.

    Just hope they keep having fun!

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    I wonder which of the commenters they’re gonna talk about.

    All of them, Katie.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Sit down son!

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    Corner Stone says:

    This Meechigan QB simply isn’t going to last an entire season. I don’t care how fast he is.

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    suzanne says:


    All of them, Katie.


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    piratedan says:

    i hope you two have a lot of fun on the way to Charlotte, discovering more about each other and sharing the passion you have for people and politics

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    Warren Terra says:

    @Violet: Yup. I thought everyone understood this: our scribbler, famous for his late-night meanderings while in a chemically altered state, is setting off on a road trip to a national convention accompanied by his attorney friend from Los Angeles, who happens to be a member of an ethnic minority.

    If there were any more parallels the Thompson estate might sue.

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    @Corner Stone:

    If this first brutally fuzzy pic is any indication of what’s to come…there’s going to be a lot of really disappointed people commenting here over the next week.

    moreso that normal on FYWP?

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    Corner Stone says:

    @handy: Man, don’t be bringing that whole “reality based” response bullshit up in here!
    It’s much more entertaining to consider that some alien force stopped the facial hair growth of Baud et al for 24 hours while they wiped our collective memories.

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    ABL says:

    Cole is the most cranky yet still hospitable guy in history!

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    KS in MA says:

    Have a great trip!

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    TUNCHIE! Wait, what?!? Hi, my Angry Black Overlady. You and Rosie are looking fooooine! Give Cole a hug and Tunchie a skritch for me.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Not sure I’ve seen such an obvious disparity between a #8 and a #2 team. No idea why Meechigan would agree to make this their first game of the season, even a couple years ago when this was set.

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    ABL says:

    @Violet: I have press credentials, but I don’t know what kind or where they get me. I’ll keep y’all posted!

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    Citizen_X says:

    @Corner Stone:

    I just looked at the perma link for this thread and it has a “2” at the end of it!


    @ABL: She speaks! Yet she doth not give us a “+X” number.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:


    Yer upsettin’ hiz rootine.

    Gud fer u! :)

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    Kay Eye says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee: I like Paul Giamatti. If he’s not available, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Kay Eye: Paul G-Matt is outclassed by about a hundred pounds.

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    CaliCat says:

    A cranky white guy and an angry black lady, muy passione! Not sure if you’re both straight but if you are – bow chica bow wow – get your swirl on!

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    Anne Laurie says:


    It’ll be a life saver for older people who can otherwise stay in their own home hit the gas instead of the brakes, jump the sidewalk & mow down a bunch of pedestrians.

    This is why I am so in agreement with the need for self-driving cars. Bad enough right now, but as my fellow Boomers age into the ‘someone should take their keys’ demographic… shudder.

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    Arclite says:

    Of course ABL is smiling. She’s holding Rosie! Rosie could melt the heart of the Iron Giant into slag.

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    Violet says:

    How does Cole get entry into the convention? Does he get to go as your guest on your credentials? Does he have to apply for his own? How’s that work?

    Hope you have fun!

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Arclite: Cole hates Rosie.

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    Arclite says:

    @Corner Stone: Er, yeah, I meant Lily. My bad.

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    RossInDetroit, Rational Subjectivist says:


    This election season was odds on to suck ditch water with a short straw, and then things suddenly turned around. With this power couple* on the job there’s hope after all. Do us proud!

    *in the loosest sense.

    ETA: wrong thread. I just woke up.

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    Teejay says:

    I know I speak for many when I say how much I enjoy the
    title’s of your posts. “The Eagle has landed.” Priceless!

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    @ABL: Good to hear. Where does he live so we can make sure you’re not lying?

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