Late Friday Night Open Thread: GORGEOUS!

As a Patrick Dennis fan, I am totally up for this.

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    lamh36 says:


    Annnnnnd that is my cue to go to bed…LOL

    Good night BJ.

    Hey Ann, did you see the clip of HRC on the Graham Norton Show? FYI: The entire HRC interview on Graham Norton should be on BBC American tomorrow night…

    Again, good night BJ

    ETA: Corrected, the entire ep is online here:

    Catch it before…it’s taken down I thin

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    NotMax says:

    Heavens to Murgatroyd!

    Sounds dreadful.

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    That is a truly excellent drawing.

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    Had the pleasure of attending a brief fundraiser event at a beautiful hall in an old bank building. Kind of fitting as Sens Brown and Warren gave a brief, informal speech to a very energized crowd. Bright rays of hope and perseverance in these troubled times.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    I clearly have a soulmate over at

    Literally Just GIFs of Women Destroying Shit

    Yeah. It’s been that kind of news week.

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    rikyrah says:

    I really enjoyed the Hillary part.😄

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    At last, the synergy we’ve been expecting ever since Warner Bros. acquired Hanna-Barbera & D.C. Comics has been achieved.

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    rikyrah says:

    That Angela Bassett from Waiting to Exhale is a classic 😄

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    lamh36 says:

    @rikyrah: it war a pre-taped recording for a bit of the show, but it’s a bit longer I understand but not being released except as extra footage i guess

    Showed up for the clip to see HRC stayed to see Jeff Goldblum! I LOVE JEFF GOLDBLUM!

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    @Mnemosyne: I don’t know, I was expecting more gifs.

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    amygdala says:

    @Mnemosyne: Hey, did you see Daveed’s Baccalaureate speech when he got his honorary degree from Brown over the summer? Hit me up for the link if you didn’t. That might cheer you up.

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    joel hanes says:

    Needs moar Carrie Fisher/rocket launcher from The Blues Brothers.

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    japa21 says:

    Good night folks.

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    No Drought No More says:

    I had to google the name, because I was maybe 9 years old when I outgrew watching the only snagglepuss I ever heard of, and whose character I couldn’t quite recall. As soon as I saw the cartoon, I remembered the character- and immediately burst into laughter at the poster and concept behind it. It is absolutely fucking brilliant! I got tears running down my face. Bravo, bravo!!

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Another person speaking for me right now , this time about our fellow white women. Why are they such assholes?

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    Mnemosyne says:


    I don’t think I did! What was the honorary degree that he got? He’s an actual graduate from Brown (BA in Theater, according to Wikipedia).

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    amygdala says:

    @Mnemosyne: Doctor of Fine Arts (“I asked for engineering… they said no.”): enjoy. His talk starts at ~7:30, but there are some fun nuggets in the intro. It’s marvelous, even if his raps at 20:30 or so about existing while Black made me cry.

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    Well, it looks like my fiction-writing tools website will be up this weekend for early testing. Got it deployed and everything, just doing some basic “hey mom, how can I make this make sense?” UI testing and then I need to add the delete buttons for created objects.

    Woohoo! Work has actual work coming up Wednesday or Thursday, so this turned out to be a perfect-size hobby/portfolio project to do in ~three weeks, and I learned a new programming language to boot (the best way I know how, by doing a project from the standard library). Lemme know if anybody’s interested in testing.

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    trollhattan says:

    Why is Hunter S. Thompson pink and fur-covered?

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    NotMax says:

    @Major Major Major Major

    Dunno if they are included (or can be), but two features spring to mind.

    1) An undo option for the delete function
    2) A truly global replace function

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    @NotMax: Wanna help?? Collaborating is fun!

    1) An undo option for the delete function

    Maybe a one-week-duration autoemptying boneyard sort of thing?

    2) A truly global replace function

    I can think of more ways that this would make people mad at the result than ways it would make people happy.

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    Anonymous At Work says:

    I’m just amazed that DC Comics had the stones to tackle this…a few hundred issues after Marvel did…

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    Yutsano says:

    @trollhattan: Quentin Crisp m’lad! First thing I thought of when I heard the premise.

    Granted he denied his homosexuality until the day he died but it was way obvious in Manhattan social circles.

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    NotMax says:

    @Major Major Major Major

    Thinking more along the lines of an ‘intelliigent’ find and replace/global replace such as has been found in Metapad since its introduction last century (a tool of which have been a fan and booster for just as long – leaves Win Notepad in the dust and always has).

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    NotMax says:


    Franklin Pangborn.


    Kind of wonder what Bert Lahr’s descendants think of this, as Snagglepuss’ verbal idiosyncracies were inarguably modeled on Lahr’s delivery.

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    @NotMax: can’t say I’ve ever used it, what’s the deal with the search function?

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    leaves Win Notepad in the dust and always has

    Well, that’s a rather high bar to jump.

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    NotMax says:

    @Major Major Major Major

    Metapad (original) home.I believe it is now open source.

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    NotMax says:

    @Major Major Major Major

    Didn’t really give an answer. Has options to match whole word only, to match case, and to replace globally (both up and down).

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    Fair Economist says:

    I hadn’t seen Snagglepuss for 40 years so I looked at a bit available online. That fits shockingly well with the original concept. I’m also now unironically excited, even.

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    @NotMax: when you said intelligent I thought something fancier :)

    That would certainly be a down-the-road feature. Just search is tricky enough* as it is.

    *without paying for add-ons or doing this full time

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    NotMax says:

    @Major Major Major Major

    Best I can say is that have considered it a must have on my PCs since it came out.

    Among other things, appreciate that it treats URLs as live hyperlinks.

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    Ruckus says:

    I really enjoyed her as well.
    I’ve never understood why some say she’s not a good speaker. Every time I’ve heard her she sounds just fine. She doesn’t sound like Tom Jones but then who does?

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    EBT says:

    Improved combat in my little project. Also added support for some basic visual effects.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @Yutsano: He’s the son Gore Vidal and Truman Capote never had!

    (Srsly, the Flintstones reboot was pretty good, so… )

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    Amir Khalid says:

    The only people who say that are the Hillary-can-do-no-right crowd. She’s not quite in Barack or Michelle Obama’s league as an orator, but she has plenty to say and she says it perfectly well.

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    @Amir Khalid: she’s fine. I can see how she’s not everybody’s cup of tea.

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    Ruckus says:

    @Amir Khalid:
    Well, I think she does just fine as an speaker. I don’t judge political people on their oratory, but on what they say. It’s not that I don’t like the oratory just that it’s not the most important part. I liked Bobby Kennedy better than JFK. JFK was a better orator but Bobby had more nuance and more developed political concepts. JFK was destined to be President, Bobby earned it, even though he never got there. I didn’t vote for President Obama because of his oratory but because he ran a better campaign. Hillary grew and learned and was very much ready to be president this time. I think she earned it. She wouldn’t have been Bobby, but then he wouldn’t have been Hillary either.

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    ThresherK says:

    @NotMax: I…can’t believe I hadn’t noticed this before. And I watched enough cartoons as a kid to learn which ones were good and which were not.

    I now have to tell Spousal Ms ThresherK, Oz geek nonpariel, about this. She was never a comics reader, and isn’t much into the internet, but I have been giving her glimpses of the newer stuff (by which I mean ~20 years) by folks who are enjoying creative flexibility by skipping the whole “trying to get onto a Gannett-owned dead trees page next to Family Circus and Hi & Lois” bit.

    @Ruckus: Oratory is one more thing Hillary will never do well in just the correct, Village-approved manner, no matter what voters think. “Why doesn’t she just relax and be the version of herself we imagine she could be John McCain?”

    (*Was that the year?)

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    ThresherK says:

    @Amir Khalid: Ooh, that’s awful. Who’s gonna tell him about his original Whistler’s Mother?

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    Denali says:

    How could we forget his amazing Mona Lisa?

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    PlaneCrazy says:

    @M. Bouffant: Precisely!

    What else, now? El Kabong goes Dark Knight?

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    ArchTeryx says:

    @PlaneCrazy: More like El Kabong goes Zorro, which’ll bring it to its complete circle.

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    Jacel says:

    @ThresherK: I hope you have found and shared the Oz graphic novels written and drawn by Eric Shanower in the 1980s-90s. He also scripted some Oz adaptations published more recently by Marvel, but his own art and storytelling is phenomenal. “The Forgotten Forest of Oz” is still in print.

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