Late Night Open Thread

What is it about having dogs that makes everyone me so sappy? I just chased Lily and Rosie around the house singing “I like the way you work it Rosie/Lily, no diggity.” They had no idea what I was singing (and for that matter, I had no idea why I was singing it), but they were just super happy to be chased around the house.

At any rate, what a great Thanksgiving. Eers basketball at noon, then football all day, an hour or so of Warcrack, a big dinner with the family, and then come home and watch some Friday Night Lights with the girls on my lap, then off to clean sheets and cool pillows. Doesn’t get better. It just doesn’t.

Also too, I think I am addicted to Bolthouse Farms carrot juice.

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    patrick II says:

    It was my mom’s 90th birthday today. We had a great party with me and my four brothers and sisters and many grandchildren, friends and neighbors stopping by. My nephew the chef cooked a great turkey feast, we all said grace before we ate and talked and laughed and sang happy birthday grandma. I have been visiting with people all day and now at 1:30am it is finally time to say good night. A wonderful thanksgiving.

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    Alison says:

    John, you’re adorable :) Also, I freely admit that that is one damn catchy fucking song.

    And I think dogs make us sappy because they’re just so completely full of love and happiness, with none of the bullshit that other humans bring. It’s like babies, and I’m permanently childfree and happy and not a big kid person, but a giggly happy baby? I mean, come on.

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    Alexandra says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, John. Hope Tunch got some loving and leftovers, also. :)

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    Yutsano says:

    I managed to sit as far away as possible from my racist cousin and his worthless wife as I could. Which may not have mattered since they ignored everyone at the table. Oh well, it was a great night of food and fun.

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    I have some relatives who, if they lived in the US, would probably be teabaggers. Thankfully, they live in Ireland, and tend not to say much about the US, except the guy who said he thought that 60% of Obama’s votes were because he’s Black.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    It’s a good thing for your dogs that you aren’t in to cookie monster death metal. Imagining you running around ‘singing’ to your dogs in that voice makes me laugh.

    It would scare the shit outta your dogs though.

    On occasion I entertain the wife and kids by ‘singing’ (describing) everyday tasks using a cookie monster death metal voice.

    The cat runs away.

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    seaboogie says:

    @The prophet Nostradumbass: Well, since a 2010 census reports that 12.3% of Americans are African Americans, I guess that means that the other 47.7% of us who voted for Obama just want to be cool…

    You know, at some point we liberals are going to have to stop being polite and speaking in hushed tones and just call these idiots on their BS….if only for their own good. Why are we such pussies when these arrogant know-nothing blowhards feel so free to speak their “minds”?

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    👽 Martin says:

    @seaboogie:

    Well, since a 2010 census reports that 12.3% of Americans are African Americans, I guess that means that the other 47.7% of us who voted for Obama just want to be cool…

    I’m Irish, which means I’m black and I’m proud.

    Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving. Aside from making the potatoes a little salty, ours turned out great.

    And I drank an astonishing amount of gin today.

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    Sm*t Cl*de says:

    for that matter, I had no idea why I was singing it

    Alcohol?

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    @👽 Martin:

    I’m Irish, which means I’m black and I’m proud.

    So, you’re a fan of The Commitments then?

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    seaboogie says:

    @👽 Martin: My former father in law was Irish and racist – referring to the “blahs” in Ireland being lazy, and I always asked if they were “Black Irish”, but he never got it. He must be dead by now, but his son was a good man.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    I love carrot juice! But John, if you are drinking a LOT, you might want to know that you could develop carotenosis. It’s benign, but it could lead to people mistaking you for Boehner, with all the laughing and pointing entailed therewith.

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    amk says:

    So I take it that you killed and eated tunch for lunch then.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @seaboogie:

    No, us 47.7 voted for him because we are weak and worthless liberals who did it to prove we are not racist. There just can’t be another explanation.

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    Thlayli says:

    @Alison:

    I freely admit that that is one damn catchy fucking song

    You can’t stop Teddy Riley, you can only hope to contain him.

    Also too: how does Rex Ryan still have a job?

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    NeenerNeener says:

    I want to thank whoever it was that mentioned using bacon on the turkey to baste it while it’s roasting. It made a very moist, juicy bird yesterday.

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    donnah says:

    I’m a Thanksgiving Grinch. I got home from a business trip Sunday night, spent the next three days shopping, cleaning, and cooking, then got up at 5:00 Thursday to do the big cooking: turkey, potatoes, green beans, etc and hosted twelve members of my family who all got along quite well, for which I was truly thankful. Then I cleaned up: it took forty-five minutes just to wash the dishes and put everything away. Thanksgiving is just too much damned work.

    After everyone left, I sat on the couch, sort of trembling and comatose. But today I feel better.

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    cmorenc says:

    @The prophet Nostradumbass: I have some relatives who, if they lived in the US, would probably be teabaggers. Thankfully, they live in Ireland, and tend not to say much about the US, except the guy who said he thought that 60% of Obama’s votes were because he’s Black.

    You should point out to them that people voted for O’Bama because he’s Irish, not because he’s black.

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    cmorenc says:

    @John Cole:

    Doesn’t get better. It just doesn’t.

    Yes it does, with the addition of a human snuggle bunny to sit on the couch with you and your canine girls and sack out in the bed all together.

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    Paddy says:

    @Alison: For you, the smilingest baby I’ve ever seen. Made my face hurt I was smiling so big.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all the BJ’rs and John. Hope everyone got what they wanted from the holiday. We had our rag tag group over and it was lovely and low key, just like I wanted. It’s been a much better year than I’ve had for a while and I’m very thankful for that.

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    Forum Transmitted Disease says:

    I play guitar and sing to my dog all the time. She sings along. It’s quite a thing to witness.

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    muddy says:

    One of my dog’s favorite games is called spanky spanky. He runs to and fro, tucking his butt down to the floor each time he races past me, and my part is to attempt to spank the top of his butt as he skitters past. While shrieking, “Spanky spanky, I’m going to get you!” My neighbors must think I’m mad.

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    kideni says:

    John, you’re adorable. Yesterday I was singing the Internationale (Billy Bragg’s version) to my dog, because it’s the kind of song to warm a proletarian canine’s heart (how can a dog that’s a mix of labrador and border collie be anything but a supporter of worker’s rights?).

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    LanceThruster says:

    “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.'”

    The actual advice here is technically a quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s “good uncle” Alex, but Vonnegut was nice enough to pass it on at speeches and in A Man Without A Country. Though he was sometimes derided as too gloomy and cynical, Vonnegut’s most resonant messages have always been hopeful in the face of almost-certain doom. And his best advice seems almost ridiculously simple: Give your own happiness a bit of brainspace.

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    CatHairEverywhere says:

    Bolthouse is a local company, and they are very good to our community. The carrot juice is great, but they have many other juices that are terrific as well, including mango lemonade. They also make a very good line of salad dressings- all normal ingredients, and the creamy ones are yogurt-based. They are in the refrigerated case in the produce dep’t here.

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    kabiddle says:

    Good addiction!

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