Late Night Open Thread: Fantastic, Baby

For my fellow anime fans… and, of course, Madame Sarah!

25 replies
  1. 1
    JohnK says:

    I demand vintage photos

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    Suffern ACE says:

    So if we ever get around to forming the balloon juice in house (old) boy band, can I be the platinum blonde?

  3. 3
    bago says:

    Let us give thanks to this wanton use of electricity.

  4. 4
    Comrade Mary says:

    Well, if the theme of the night is beautiful, androgynous young people: meet Casey.

    Casey’s portfolio
    (some nudity: probably NSFW.)

    Also: serious RAWWRR.

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    👽 Martin says:

    @Suffern ACE: I wanna be the douchebag.

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    MikeJ says:

    @👽 Martin: Lot of competition around here.

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    👽 Martin says:

    Oh god, that’s a good gin and tonic. Tomorrow is going to be a very pleasant day.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @👽 Martin: OK. The fact that we’re changing your name to M-H.Y.D.r.A.! probably explains your douchey turn.

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    👽 Martin says:

    @MikeJ: Well, I don’t really do douchebag. Asshole, sure. So I’m really looking to branch out into something new here.

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    MikeJ says:

    @👽 Martin: It’s interesting to see how many pages on the web comparing and contrasting douchebags and assholes.

    Everything has what is probably the go-to article. It is sort of distracting that they use the abbreviation “DB”, which to me is either 1)Peter Holsapple, Chris Stamey, Will Rigby and Gene Holder performing in a band named after decibels or 2) the dog’s bollocks, which the band the dBs are.

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    Jewish Steel says:

    @Suffern ACE:

    the balloon juice in house (old) boy band,

    I will be the unattractive one who must be there because he has musical training of some kind, right?

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    👽 Martin says:

    @MikeJ: Yeah, I’d say that’s pretty spot on. I genuinely try to not be offensive, but I have a reputation for making people cry in meetings and even job interviews. I don’t mean to, but they say stupid things and I then have to help them recognize their stupidity.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Jewish Steel: so nondescript that you won’t even get a signature hairstyle. Your solo project that you hoped would establish you as a serious, but broody, musician won’t go anywhere, and you’ll need to develop a drinking problem because of it. But M-H.Y.D.r.A.! will break you down on a very special episode of Dr. Drew so you’ll at least stay in the news. I hear he’s good at making others cry.

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    freelancer says:

    @Suffern ACE:

    I can be the bearded soulful guy. For work, I indulged in No Shave November. By week 1 I had a beard, by week 2 I kept hearing jokes about lumberjacks and plaid shirts. As of now, I’ve started throwing jokes back, like hey, don’t have an axe or wear plaid, but I do have a lot of paper towels.

    Or, damn, this is crazy, I can’t sleep on my side anymore, my pillow looks like it’s been aerated.

    Or, Yeah, I know, I’ve never let it get this ridiculous, but I don’t have to spend as much money on housecleaning; this week I started washing dishes with my face. Fuck brillo pads, my frying pan has never been more immaculate!

    Sigh. 8 more days…

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @freelancer: I donated $30 to a co-worker to grow his beard out this month, and the poor soul can’t grow more than stubble to save his life. He just looks blotchy. The cause is probably just, but its kind of like donating for for the 5k run/walk from someone who pulls a hamstring at the starting line. I feel like asking for 27 dollars back.

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    Jewish Steel says:

    @Suffern ACE: My 15 minutes. It went by so quickly.

    At least I have my swiftly coarsening porn star wife to comfort me.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Jewish Steel: it’s just easy to overlook you. ITs bound to happen when you’re the normal one in a band with a big douche, and a guy suffering from acute OCD who is compelled to wash dishes with his facial hair.

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    freelancer says:

    @Suffern ACE:

    LMAO. There’s lock the door 3x and wash your hands 6x OCD, and then there’s “Goddamn, my fucking face is itchy!” OCD.

    But yes, your larger point remains. Somebody’s going to become the standout, it’s an inevitable eventuality.

    ETA: Stands to mention that, unless I’m way off, and I grant that I might be, Jewish Steele and I live in close proximity to each other. I’m in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun within walking distance of Papago Park and the zoo.

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    jon says:

    High school in the 80s, I’d ask people to learn nothing in particular, “If you were in a Japanese cartoon, what color would your hair be?” Blue was always a favorite, but I always wanted silver. Never thought it would lead to a boy band, however.

    Boy bands in my day were Menudo (the Hispanic girls had keychains with each member) and these guys.

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    jon says:

    Singing this in a mocking way is why I didn’t have any black friends when I was growing up.

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    Schlemizel says:


    I have a friend who suffers from CDO

    Thats just like OCD but with the letters in the right damn order!

  22. 22
    m-pop says:

    @jon: I must now purchase every New Edition 45.

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    jon says:

    @m-pop: The cassingle is better for cruising.

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    socratic_me says:

    Hos is it that K-Pop videos are getting posted and no one seems to want to share easily the best (and hottest) K-Pop video around?

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    Kordo says:

    I’m always amazed by the products of the fusion of Japanese & American (especially African American) cultural memes. Two such different cultures, but odd bits of one seem to break off and take root in the other (giant man-shaped robots date back to medieval Japanese mythology; “hip hop culture”, to use a very White term, is clearly a major influence on Japanese youth, as the above video demonstrates).
    Also, too, Anime/Manga is clearly having it’s day this past decade.
    Nothing deep to add here, just fascinated by the results…

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