Late Night Open Thread: Date Night!

Have a nice dinner out…

… and maybe take in a movie!

Pick your subjects carefully, though…

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    HumboldtBlue says:

    Not much of a date night it appears.

    Fuck all this noise.

    Go with the good noise.

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    NotMax says:

    Sir Brett of Lush is gonna be spending a lot of nights on the couch, methinks.

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    HumboldtBlue says:

    And considering we can no longer edit, I forgot to add, that’s a brilliant clip.

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    The chart really needs a descending slide-whistle noise to go with it.

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    Mike in NC says:

    Can’t wait until “Kavanaugh: The Musical” comes out.

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    …This whole business seems to be pulling Trump’s approval ratings up, probably because it’s bringing anti-Trump conservatives home.

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    @Matt McIrvin: This dude in the mid-2000’s did that on his show with Bush’s poll numbers, guy went by the name Franklin, or something like that.

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    Brachiator says:

    Love, love, love the Pulp Fiction mashup. Funny as hell, and a brilliant counterpoint to this tawdry mess.

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    NotMax says:

    @Mike in NC

    Too logy (it’s been record breaking hot all week) to work up new lyrics for the song, substituting “It’s Kavanaugh” for “In Camelot.”

    Maybe later on.

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

    God, he was getting less popular even before the the allegations came out

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    Thank Ann for that poll chart, I need brain bleach now!

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

    That Pulp Fiction video was hilarious. I loved it when Samuel L Jackson shut Lindsay Graham up.

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    JustRuss says:

    Ya know, if the Republicans can bring in a random prosecutor from Arizona, why can’t the Democrats let Samuel L. Jackson lead their interrogation?

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    Raoul says:

    That visualization is … perfect!

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    Aleta says:

    Nelson is ahead of Scott by a point in Fla. in polling released tonight : )

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    Mart says:

    Didn’t Kav’s opening include outrage over the boat rape and the other story the GOP ops dumped late Wednesday. A couple more rehearsed lies.

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    Mike in DC says:

    Polling seems a bit flaccid, but perhaps if they keep flogging the bish…er, judge, they can stave off inevitable shrinkage.

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    NotMax says:

    @Sandia Blanca

    Great minds and all that…


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    ICYMI, Colbert just had The Dude on as Trump’s lawyer. Well, not literally The Dude, but Jeff Bridges did tell Trump he’s out of his element. Brilliant segment.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    We came home from dinner and watched my favorite movie to cry to — The Descendants. I feel a little better now.

    And if FYWP fucks up the link:

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    Jerry Brown vetoed a bill tonight that would’ve let some municipalities decide whether to test out a 4am last call. He said you can get up to quite enough highjinks with a 2am last call thank-you-very-much! Sorta came out of nowhere.

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    HumboldtBlue says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    He also left SB 320 unsigned, that would mandate UC and CSU campuses provide abortion medication.

    I think he vetoes it, CSU can’t handle the medical costs and UC has all the hospitals anyway.

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    @Major Major Major Major: Huh? The bill’s been in the leg for a couple of months. The hospitality industry was for it, anti drunk driving folk were against it.

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    Steeplejack (tablet) says:


    Is that on Netflix or Hulu? I missed it in the theaters.

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    HumboldtBlue says:


    The hospitality industry was for it

    That’s gotta be casinos, right?

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    @HumboldtBlue: and, you know, bars and restaurants. Hotels are generally included in the category too.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @Mart: Wait, what? I only heard some vague remark about a rape on a boat, but never any details, mainly because we were on the road in the hinterlands of SoCal with lousy radio reception most of the time. You’re saying that was a set-up by GOP operatives just so he could deny it? I don’t know if that’s incredibly stupid or what.

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    Jay says:

    For those looking for the full Pulp Fiction mashup, it’s here:

    Samuel L. Jackson takes down Special K, brutally.

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    Jay says:


    Nobody’s sure if it was fake or not, it was anonamous.

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    HumboldtBlue says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    and, you know, bars and restaurants.

    Sure, it was pushed by a Sacramento City rep who wanted to allow for more downtown or whatever neighborhood holds the clientele freedom

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    @HumboldtBlue: also championed by the San Francisco state Senator, not exactly hailing from a hotbed of games of chance. But you know how we like to party.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @Jay: Ok, thanks.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Steeplejack (tablet):

    I think the streaming is only on Amazon Prime right now? We have the DVD, so I’m not sure. Your local library should have it if you still have the ability to watch physical media.

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    MisterForkbeard says:

    @Mnemosyne: I’ve been meaning to watch that. I think the movie that always makes me cry is “Big Fish”, at the very end.

    Thanks for the link and rec.

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    Platonailedit says:

    @Matt McIrvin:
    Do you have anything to back up that assertion? Or it your usual dems will always lose regardless of what the thugs do bs?

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    @Platonailedit: well, there is the fact that his approval’s trending upwards. The rest is commentary

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    ruemara says:

    Not too bad a night. I came home to, er, well… my kitchen is a disaster. For only one meal, but… The housemate made homemade pasta and marinara, plus sweet potato fries.

    He seems to feel he can cook me into a good mood. I can’t complain. Except the floor now needs a good washing, stat.

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    Steeplejack (phone) says:


    [. . .] if you still have the ability to watch physical media.

    Hey, I’m old, but not that old!

    I’ve got Amazon Prime, but for some reason I never think to look there except for Amazon series.

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    montanareddog says:

    looks like Kavanomeansyes has a poll that is wilting in the face of stiff opposition. The brewer’s droop nominee?

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    Mnemosyne says:


    G once told me that he wasn’t going to let me use his kitchen again until I explained how I got marinara sauce on the ceiling.

    But then we moved in together and the point was moot. 😂

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    HumboldtBlue says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    Yes, my mistake, it was Weiner, easy to lose in the legislation that was signed.

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    ruemara says:

    @Steeplejack (phone): Girl, there are tomato sauce drops everywhere & I cannot even with the counter where he rolled out the pasta dough. But he did clean up the bulk of it. You can’t complain when someone cooks for you for several hours.

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    Steeplejack (phone) says:


    (I know you weren’t replying to me.)

    I’m mostly a “clean as you go” cook. Years of working in small kitchens. I really don’t like people trashing the whole kitchen with their diva cooking routines.

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    ruemara says:

    @Steeplejack (phone): lol, I have no idea how you got included, but all good. Oh, he’s no diva. He’s just a messy guy. But he cleans up after himself & there are far more important things to fret over.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @ruemara: I think that’s a healthy attitude.
    anything else and you’d make yourself nuts. My husband has decided he’ll clean up if I cook for him. It’s worked out pretty well so far, and we both tend to lose weight more quickly than when we’re eating out (not because I’m a bad cook).

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    ruemara says:

    @opiejeanne: We had a few bobbles when we started living with each other, in the vein of “I’ve had previous arguments with women about this & I am pre-defensive before I know what you want”. I carefully but firmly explained that unlike his past girlfriends, I’m a grown ass woman and I’ve been grown about my shit longer than he’s ever even had his balls drop, so understand that I am fully capable of discussion, negotiation & acceptance of difference. Some people don’t become grown ass adults until they die. I’ve been grown since before I was 11. This is not anything to have huge fights over. I can’t imagine a relationship where you have a fight that lasts a week when someone is just trying to please you with a meal. Weird.

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    ruemara says:

    @Yutsano: What in the world of wonder?

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Well, at least he tried to clean up even if he didn’t quite get everything. Maybe encourage him to make something less messy next time? 🤔

    Otherwise, A for effort (assuming it was tasty) and C for cleaning ability.

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    ruemara says:

    @Mnemosyne: he does his best on cleanup and anything else I can handle with my normal chores. A for everything. I don’t mind. His meal prep skills are superb though. I will take a willing food chopper. And he will take on any chore that means I make things he can stuff in his face. Men – natural high metabolism or deal with the devil? The world may never know.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Oh, I have no room to criticize anyone else’s cleaning abilities. Living with me is like living with a frat boy, which is why we have cleaning people once a month. My own mother (who died when I was 7) was apparently a bad housekeeper herself, and my stepmom (current mom) came along too late to be able to teach me. Plus my undiagnosed ADHD didn’t help. So I am a terrible slob who feels guilty about having to be reminded, but still has to be reminded.

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    Mart says:

    @Yutsano: Well good for George Will to be human for a minute, or likely just advocating for the most cost effective solution to the death penalty. Another conservative proving weighing facts results in progressive solutions. (FBI investgations included.)

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    bemused says:

    I’ve been a little surprised someone hasn’t condensed a video of Kavanaugh just guzzling water, sniffing, crying, making weird faces but then I realized his whole statement and hearing was like that.

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    JR says:

    Related to this week’s events, I saw that Christiano Ronaldo has been credibly accused of rape.

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    BretH says:

    Struck me this morning that it might not have been a good Presidential strategy to have been trashing the FBI for months leading up to them handling the investigation of the man you desperately want on the Supreme Court.

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    PST says:

    @BretH: it struck me the same way, but maybe we’re dead wrong. Maybe it’s exactly the right way to make the FBI want to placate and appease him. If there is one thing Trump seems to understand, it’s how to use trash talk to get what he wants.

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    Miss Bianca says:


    Ya know, if the Republicans can bring in a random prosecutor from Arizona, why can’t the Democrats let Samuel L. Jackson lead their interrogation?

    Now, I would actually pay to watch that.

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    PrairieLogic says:

    A November tsunami may have been triggered…

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    Kathleen says:

    @Mike in NC: “The Days of Whine and Boasters”

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    I am still staggered why the popular fixation doesn’t seem to give a shit about what Judge McRapeyCryBaby did at the hearing and it’s all about what happened when he was a teen. You ask me the people who are supporting him after that rant are utter idiots and don’t see how out of control that guy is. Judge McRapeyCrybaby will be handing down decisions based on who didn’t say hello to him the elevator and crap like that. People are calling him Trump II and like Trump, what will be coming out of this idiot once he is a justice will be be far stupider than we can imagine.

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    Kathleen says:

    @Brachiator: Really exposes the whiny, vicious, pathetic weasel for what it is.

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    Kathleen says:

    @raven: I loved the ballads on Surrealistic Pillow. Comin Back To Me is so haunting. BTW, I found out via local news this morning that he was born in Cincinnati.

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    Ksmiami says:

    @HumboldtBlue: look at the big brain on brad… Sorry couldn’t resist

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