Late Night Open Thread

Spent an hour driving around looking for Rosie, who managed to escape. Found her, resisted the urge to kick her, and she is now on my lap trying to act like nothing is wrong, which is an easy act because she is a Jack Russell Terrier, and in her mind she did nothing wrong. She ran out the door the first time company left it open for her, she ran around town and rolled in shit, and then her person yelled at her from this moving vehicle and she got in went home and had a snack and is now on the lap where she belongs.

So help me FSM, sometimes I think the greatest acts of decency and willpower are when you don’t punch your dog in the neck. And as I wrote that, she looked up at me and gave me a kiss.

It’s all good now. I love my little doggies.

OH, BTW- Far Cry 3 is really addictive.

Also, too- This is 40 is the worst movie I have seen in the last ten years that did not star Adam Sandler, Steven Baldwin, or Pauley Shore.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    All’s well that ends well. The good thing about kids is social services and the sheriff’s department will help you find them when they run off.

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    Yutsano says:

    Sinus infection broke. Now I just have shit running own the back of my throat. Which is about as wonderful as it sounds.

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    Suzanne says:

    You know, in a few years, when Rosie has left this mortal coil, you are going to miss her so much you won’t know what to do. She’s ornery like you.

    I missed the poop/puke/episiotomy thread. Sad. I still occasionally hear the shredding of my vajayjay in my nightmares.

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    BGinCHI says:

    Anyone else watch that US-Costa Rica match in the snow in Denver?

    Holy shit, what a wild game that was.

    Tuesday US-Mexico. Holy frijoles.

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    Alison says:

    Dude. Just LOOK at this picture of our FLOTUS in the current Vogue.

    I mean.


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    JustRuss says:

    No bath between rolling in shit and occupying the lap?

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    YellowJournalism says:

    Jesus, Cole. Sometimes I think you’re mother of the year.

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    Tim C. says:

    Has Pauley Shore even been in a movie the last ten years?

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    PeakVT says:

    @Yutsano: Didja hafta share?

    Something more cuddly. Sorta.

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    amk says:

    rolled in shit ….. is now on the lap where she belongs.

    Didntja skip a step there? Or did you miss the way to the bathroom as usual?

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @efgoldman: I imagine the dog runs off, then the kid runs off to find the dog, then the other dog runs off to find the kid, and then John, well, not _runs_ to find everyone, and meanwhile Tunch and Zsa Zsa close the door behind the whole fiasco and get nasty.

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    Narcissus says:

    @FlipYrWhig: This was a lot more disturbing than I would have expected.

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    Yutsano says:

    @PeakVT: Well it is an open thread…

    @MikeJ: Now that’s dedication. I’m thinking someone is putting in for a raise after that.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @Alison: Yeah, looking great, but who is that old dude she’s hugging on?

    (Seriously. The presidency wears them down faster than twenty years of Rolling Stones-style partying!)

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    MattR says:

    @efgoldman: I think the biggest problem John faces as a foster parent is after one of his far too frequent “incidents” he will have to convice social services that he is not being abused.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Narcissus: I didn’t even mention what REALLY happens with the secret mustard stash.

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    Yutsano says:

    @YellowJournalism: You might appreciate this video tribute to Kathi Goertzen. I had no idea she was struggling as much as she did at the very en. Parts are tough to watch but it’s very very well done.

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    mai naem says:

    @Alison: I prefer this one –

    How many seconds before Michelle Bachmann starts screeching about how taxpayers are paying for the ni-Clang Obamas to have a photographer available 24/7 for photos for frufru magazines?

    BTW,I find John’s late night posts the most entertaining. He should just release them in an e-book form. He would probably raise some serious cash for the shelter.

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    👽 Martin says:


    (Seriously. The presidency GOP wears them down faster than twenty years of Rolling Stones-style partying!)


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    Yutsano says:

    @👽 Martin: I almost summoned a troll there. But I eschewed. I’m learning.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Unless I am mistaken, they are both minus their nasty parts.

    Some instincts remain despite the lack of hormones. Though they often look very confused while going through the motions, like, “Wait, why am I doing this?”

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    Alison says:

    @mai naem: Yes, that’s nice too :) I just loved the drama of the other one, and she looks just stunning.

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    Walker says:


    Unless I am mistaken, they are both minus their nasty parts.

    That does not necessarily stop them. Both of my cats are fixed, and the male regularly grabs the female by the scruff of her neck and mounts her. He doesn’t do anything but hold her there, but the drive is clearly still there.

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    Batocchio says:

    Huh. I thought This is 40 was very uneven, but had a few hilarious scenes. Par for the course with Apatow.

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    👽 Martin says:

    Man, that was a lot of snow for them to keep playing. I’ve played in 1-2 inches, and over an inch the ball really slows down and you start to get strange action on it. Good on them for toughing it out, though.

    Alas, it was blacked out for me on the web so I couldn’t watch. Will try and get the replay on the TiVo.

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    dance around in your bones says:


    My cats used to do that, even though they were all fixed. The confuzzeld look on their faces was both comical and kinda sad.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @Yutsano: Okay, yes, it got to me. She was one of the first female television personalities that I remember from when I was a kid.

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    Goblue72 says:

    @efgoldman: and here I thought I was the only BU Hockey fan on BJ.

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    Nicole says:

    This brings back memories of my childhood dog, a Mini Schnauzer, and her regular escapes into the wilds of suburbia. She’d always come back in a few hours, usually dragging the remnants of a small rodent. As a child, I thought it interesting how she was almost always able to find a dead animal while she was out. Looking back, I suspect most of those animals were not dead when she came upon them. Ratters gotta rat.

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    Yutsano says:

    @YellowJournalism: I bawled my eyes out when I saw that. I was fortunate to be one of the band geeks she brought into the studio for each Seattle Apple Cup. She was gracious and she sang the fight song as we played right behind her and she met us right before the broadcast and set us all at ease. She was a wonderful woman and a big part of the Northwest.

    Also too: This is delightful. Sir Ian is a dirty old man!

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    HE Pennypacker, Wealthy Industrialist says:

    Far Cry 3 is sooo great. I was so sad when I ran out of enemy camps to liberate. And there’s nothing like figuring out how to bag shark skins. My favorite game of 2012.

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    Keith says:

    Just got my home security system (a family gift from 7 years ago) working, and I’m simultaneously redoing my entire plumbing (going from corroded, nasty galvanized to the miraculous PEX). Right now, I just have all my lines run, so I just have to rebuild my shower, remove the existing pipe, connect to the new valves, and the tie into the water main. Everyone says I’m crazy for doing it, but so far, I don’t see the big deal (PEX is super-easy)

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    Narcissus says:

    @Keith: You put off installing the security system for seven years?

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    Robert says:

    My last pair of dogs were an over-sized Jack Russell Terrier (he had papers, we knew the breeder, and he still grew significantly larger than the standards of the breed) and a JRT/cocker spaniel mix who was just a little smaller.

    When the pure JRT would make an escape attempt, he would dig a hole under the fence as fast as he could. He would take a break and the slightly smaller mix would splay out his hipbones and wriggle through the hole like a mouse. As soon as the JRT realized he didn’t escape but the mix did, he’d flip out and alert us that there was a breakout. He did this with full sincerity, not realizing that having his entire body covered in a thick layer of dirt implicated him in the crime.

    This happened once or twice a week for the first two years we had them. Eventually the JRT stopped digging holes since it got him nowhere.

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    KXB says:

    How the bloody hell does Paul Rudd get work? I cannot remember an instance of me or anyone I know say, “Let’s go watch a Paul Rudd movie.”

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    Keith says:

    @Narcissus: Yep, I insisted on using my main server, which runs WinServer2008 64-bit, and for the longest time, I though the only card I could get that would run the amount of cameras all at 30 fps was about $900. However, last week, I found out the OEM sells the card for about $200, while the security card vendor does a rebrand/markup.
    The nice thing is that in the mean time, I was able to beef up my storage, so I have 2-4 TB of storage dedicated just for the cameras.

    And on Paul Rudd getting work: I’m assuming it’s based on the good will he built up from Anchorman. Rom-coms have depleted it, hence Anchorman 2.

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    kathleen says:

    You forgot Ben Stiller.

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    Felonius Monk says:

    Ah, the LIFE OF COLE — animals, food, movies, family —- what more could anyone want! And always bitchin’ ’bout it.

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    A Farmer says:

    I don’t punch the dog in the neck for two reasons:

    1. I do neglect him somewhat

    2. There is no quicker way for me to be a societal outcast than to punch the dog in the neck.

    simple as that.

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    The Other Chuck says:

    Also, too- This is 40 is the worst movie I have seen in the last ten years that did not star Adam Sandler, Steven Baldwin, or Pauley Shore.

    Clearly you haven’t watched Sucker Punch

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    Rafer Janders says:


    (Seriously. The presidency wears them down faster than twenty years of Rolling Stones-style partying!)

    This is a common myth, but it really doesn’t. Having power keeps you young, relative to your peers, and the presidency is the most power of all. The reason that presidents tend to look older and go gray in office is — surprise! — that these are generally men in their 50s and 60s, and once you get to that age, you look a lot older after four to eight years have gone by. Most EVERY guy will look a lot older, grayer and careworn when you examine pictures of him at 50 against pictures of him at 58, say.

    You know why Obama looks older? Because most of us first saw a lot of him in 2007, when he was 46, and it’s now 2013, and he’s 52.

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    different-church-lady says:

    For you.

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    different-church-lady says:


    …sleepwalked (sleptwalked?)…

    Walked in their sleep.

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    Papa Bendi says:

    Why, in the name of all that is good, would you watch a Steven Baldwin movie?

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