Late Night Open Thread: Facial Recognition


Waiting on tenderhooks for the NYTimes to explain how the Juggalos are the real Midwestern white working-class heroes we have been waiting for.

No, I don’t mean ‘tenterhooks’; since the NYTimes is gonna get around to this on approximately the twelfth of never, I’m going for a softer seat, thankyouverymuch.


Speaking of facial recognition, and its drawbacks…

Yeah, this ain’t a movie — this is a “Filthy commie lie-brals hate us, please send money!” grift.


And because this is a late-night post, yet more facial recognition!

I believe the classical Roman quip was “Money has no odor”. And yet the Tad Devines can always sniff it out…

42 replies
  1. 1
    Roger Moore says:


  2. 2
    Anne Laurie says:

    @Roger Moore: Read the next sentence, premature ejaculationist!

    ETA: Coward.

  3. 3
    westyny says:

    When is Tad Devine’s turn in the barrel?

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    Out of curiosity, I wonder if a ski mask with opague goggles could fool facial recognition software?

  5. 5
    NotMax says:

    Roger M. got there frist with tenterhooks

    BTW, AL, zapped off an e-mail to you.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷: You wanna risk being mistaken for a white supremacist, tho?

    (I’d much rather be mistaken for a Juggalo!)

  7. 7
    Anne Laurie says:

    @NotMax: Received. Will front-page tomorrow, when NYcers are reading, okay?

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    Yarrow says:

    Been saying Tad Devine was caught up in this for the last year and a half or so.

    @westyny: Dunno. Been very quiet.

    Also worth pointing out that Rudy Giuliani has disappeared from TV since his connections to the NY FBI field office became something of a discussion point. It appears he’s not yet so far gone that he won’t listen to his lawyers.

  9. 9
    NotMax says:

    @Anne Laurie

    No prob. First e-mail I’ve sent in perhaps 9 or 10 months and wanted to make sure I got it right.

  10. 10
    Mnemosyne says:

    WTF is Bernie Sanders’ former campaign manager Tad Devine doing in this “rare” photo of Konstantin Kilimnick and Paul Manafort?

    Some of us have been asking that since 2016, but the dead-enders always shout us down.

    And yet the connections to Manafort just keep popping up …

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Anne Laurie:
    Oh I don’t know, I wouldn’t mind being mistaken for Antifa. They get a bad rap for the Black Bloc anarchist dicks, but anybody who viscerally hates the neonazis like Richard Spencer is a friend and ally of mine.

  12. 12
    Platonailedit says:

    Is paulie still in jail or out on bail?

  13. 13
    NotMax says:


    Three hots and a cot.

  14. 14
    Viva BrisVegas says:

    First they came for the Juggalos, and I did not speak out.

    Because, what the hell are Juggalos?

    (That’s OK. I’ll go google it. Eventually.)

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Platonailedit: Still in jail. Perhaps forever.

  16. 16
    Mnemosyne says:


    His bail was revoked, and I’m pretty sure he would have a hard time winning an appeal since it was revoked for committing new crimes.

  17. 17
    Amir Khalid says:

    My theory was that someone in authority finally told him to STFU before he did the President any more damage. It’s really anybody’s guess whether he is still Trump’s lawyer.

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    MisterForkbeard says:

    Careful, this article insinuates that Tad Devine might not be the most amazing guy ever and therefore Wilmer might have made a mistake.

    We had some trolls pop up in the other threads after they’d ended basically talking to themselves trying to make it sound like Republicans were innocent of everything. We’ll see if they’d incoming here/

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    Platonailedit says:

    @NotMax: Good. The corrupt traitor should rot there.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    I would be fascinated to see if they show up overnight. It is currently 8:44 am in Moscow. 🤔

  21. 21
    MisterForkbeard says:

    @Mnemosyne: I wonder, yeah. :)

    Forgive my own typos in previous comment. Not sure what’s up with me today, but I’ve had a really hard time concentrating. >_<

  22. 22
    cwmoss says:

    @Mnemosyne: He and Bill Cosby will both leave the jailhouse in a box.

  23. 23
    Mnemosyne says:


    Meh, it’s been a long couple of weeks. Take a moment to admire the many therapy dogs employed at the Denver airport.

    Yes. They have roving therapy dogs. And the train downtown leaves directly from the terminal.

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    So, it’s come down to “Juggalos; the esoteric threat of the age”

    We are pigmys living on the shoulders of giants of the past

  25. 25
    prostratedragon says:

    Alternative goper campaign song #289:
    “I’m a Stranger Here Myself”, Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash

  26. 26
    Yutsano says:

    @MisterForkbeard: Depends. What time is it in MOCKBA?

  27. 27
    Mike J says:

    NY Daily News cover related to the juggalo menace:

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    Platonailedit says:

    “Summer” is a verb if you are wealthy enough.— The Baron (@baronvonbike) July 2, 2018

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    CapnMubbers says:

    @Mnemosyne: And one therapy cat! Would love to meet Xeli––I wonder whether you have to go through security to access the animals….

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    Comrade Colette Collaboratrice says:

    Since it’s just gone midnight here on the Left Coast, it’s the 4th of July, so:


    Celebrating the 4th of July this year feels like throwing a birthday party for someone who’s been kidnapped.

    8:32 AM – 28 Jun 2018 from Manhattan, NY


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    Anne Laurie says:


    Which of course means the NYTimes will never pick them since they’d rather concentrate on the lifestyles of small town nazis and the barely sentient MAGA hats in the flyover states.

    Bingo. The Juggalos, from everything I’ve seen, are the actual “purple family” people that deeply obnoxious NYTimes piece lauded — survivors of broken families and bad lifestyle choices, undereducated and overworked. But they’ve chosen to create their own (however imperfect) open, loving community, rather than retreating behind the “traditional values” (misogyny, racism, xenophobia), so the Media Village Idiots would rather drown themselves in a kiddy pool of warm Faygo than talk to them.

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    SectionH says:

    @Comrade Colette Collaboratrice: IKR? Well, we’ve almost 3 hours here on the 3rd, but yeah.

    I had a couple of ppl say it to me earlier today, mostly in a “yay, we’ve got a holiday” way, so I said it later to a very blonde woman in the tile store, but wut? NO ONE ever said Happy 4th in the midwest or in the uppersouth. This feels like the War on Christmas shit the more I think about it.

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    EBT says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳 🌷: I saw a cool article on asymetrical makeup to completley bugger up facial recognition.
    Also this text box and only this text box wants to suggest the most asinine changes.

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    SectionH says:

    Did my earlier post get eated trying clarify time zone thing? Oh well.

    It’s been that sort of day.

    I’ve been dealing with a flea infestation. ! You may ask yourself, Who these days would be so stupid as to allow a flea infestation to happen? There are Modern anti-flea drugs, many powerful ones!

    Well, possibly a couple who live on a 7th floor building and whose cat hasn’t been outside in 5 years? AND – wait for it – whose cat has a history for various sensitivities, to the point of having licked most of the hair off her tummy for years. She’d stopped doing that, but when I first saw her licking or itching, I worried about her 1)possible allergies, 2)general stress… and similar shit. I had just told the vet tech at our vet’s exam room “ha ha, no fleas, not happening” and we were waiting for the actual new DVM when I saw a flea crawling on my cat – and only because we were a bit of strong sunlight. Well, now she’s had her 24 hr kills bigtime pill, her 3 month, keeps killing, and I brought out the flea comb from when we used to live in a house and all 5 of our cats were indoor/outdoor ones.

    That was a week ago. The cat’s happier, I’m not. I couldn’t offer to “foster” San Diego HS critters over July 4th noise crap when asked, because fleas. I can’t bring my kids new cat here while they’re on vacation because fleas. So the kitteh will be lonely. I’ll be there twice a day, but I’m still gonna be worrying that I’ll introduce a flea there.

    I know, so much more serious shit going on, and I do try do what I can, but once in a while Coyote slaps you and You really haven’t been paying attention to your own place.

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    Comrade Colette Collaboratrice says:

    @SectionH: Ugh, I’m so sorry. I know exactly how you feel. Fleas have been the bane of my existence – it’s amazing how something so tiny can cause so much misery – and one of the worst infestations I ever suffered through was when I lived alone and pet-less in a high-floor apartment in the middle of the big city. I can only guess one of the little fuckers rode in on my clothes and got into the carpet that way. Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. At least here in SF there’s a semblance of winter to reduce the population, but San Diego seems to be the flea capital of the galaxy (I’m from there, long ago). To make matters worse, I’m allergic and a single bite will itch badly enough to keep me awake at night for 3 weeks or more. I wish you luck – the newer flea med (Cheristin) we got from the vet seems to be working well, but it’s still vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum …

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    Millard Filmore says:

    @Comrade Colette Collaboratrice: I buy a few flea collars at the grocery store and toss them around the apartment. On the couch, on the bed, on the cat tree. I figure for a small space like an apartment, there is no need to put the things directly on the cat.

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    SectionH says:

    @Comrade Colette Collaboratrice: Both the Dyson (it’s pretty old – and I inherited it, but it still sucks fleas big time) and the great hand-held have already been deployed and in combat in this current crisis. :-p

    (I’ve read a few accounts from early San Diegans, and if there was one immediate thing they all had in common was OMG THE FLEAS. Well, I paraphrase a bit, but… made me itch just reading…)

    I’ve also brought out our naval assets – soapy water seas on all the tables for drowning infiltrators.

    Uh, sorry. I may have been reading just a bit of #secondcivilwar somewhere earlier.

    Cheers, and thanks for reassurance.

  38. 38
    SRW1 says:

    So Bernie S hires the best people too?

  39. 39
    Dev Null says:

    @Anne Laurie:

    You wanna risk being mistaken for a white supremacist, tho?

    (I’d much rather be mistaken for a Juggalo!)

    Kinda a mixed bag, no?

    If you’re a Juggalo, you can be fired for being a member of a terrorist organization.

    If you’re a white supremacist, a non-trivial number of PDs – even in the People’s Republic of California! – will work with you to frame antifa protesters.

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    Dev Null says:

    @Enhanced Voting Techniques:

    So, it’s come down to “Juggalos; the esoteric threat of the age”

    I should read the article before responding, but Juggalos …

    … anyway, some public safety staffer in WVa (I think) was fired about six months ago for being a Juggalo …

    … because the FBI at one point had the Juggalos on their list of terrorist organizations (or something).

    Apologies if the Vichy Times article mentions this.

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    Ella in New Mexico says:

    Tad Devine’s time in the barrel will come if it’s Tad Devine’s time in the barrel. Bernie, while still somewhat of a folk hero among a lot of young people has lost a ton of his influence with the Dem voters right now. He’s gonna fade even more after November. It’s what he stood for–more progressivism– that is more important right now, not “Bernie”, as we saw with Ocasio’s nom in NY.

    t’s super important right now not to get too carried away with conspiracy theories and “news” that too easily confirms a bias we hold. There really is a ton of pure SHIT out there that is just the most delicious candy, for sure. This summer and fall will see a cyber war on America, on those of us who want to see the Congress flip to Dem, who want to see justice done with the Trump cabal, who want to restore the country to a somewhat functioning democracy that actually lives it’s espoused values.

    If they can get us to fight each other, to have imaginary windmill tilting competitions over things that will be taken care of by the justice system or the ballot box, they can succeed one more time in getting the 50+1 magic number that keeps these monsters ini power.

    We gotta stick to the issues, stick together, no time to waste, not one single slice of daylight between us and getting out the vote for Democrats this fall.

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    The Very Reverend Crimson Fire of Compassion says:

    @Ella in New Mexico: This.

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