Grammy Awards Open Thread

Already had a Michelle Obama sighting and Lady Gaga won an award and promptly thanked God, so at this rate wingnuts or going to be ultra furious in the morning.

Got a solid little snowstorm going right now, and had grilled cheese and tomato soup for dinner. I like Sundays.

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    gwangung says:

    Puget Sound getting whacked again with snow. Hope wingnuts are stroking out…

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    Aleta says:

    nice place for roses.

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    Raven says:

    @gwangung: They had a hailstorm and “snowballs” at Pebble Beach today!

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    Suzanne says:

    I am missing Kendrick Lamar tonight.
    But I do love Janelle Monae.

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    Honus says:

    You know john, lady Gaga’s grandmother lives in Glendale and her mom went to John Marshall.

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    raven says:

    Is this Preence?

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    Aleta says:

    The wind here is as cold as ICE.

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    Avalune says:

    I think vagina pants are a contender for making right wingers explode.

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    FlyingToaster says:

    I lost shingles in the windstorm Friday night/Saturday morning, and am expecting the roofers to call bright an early tomorrow about tarping the roof, prior to the 6-8 inches of snow followed by half-an-inch of rain Tuesday pm to Wed am. If they don’t, the insurance will get someone to, though I’d rather have the company 5 blocks away do the work if possible.

    It looks like on top of HerrDoktor’s Valentine’s Dental Surgery, we’ll be getting a new roof this spring. I hope the HVACs can survive one more year, because I don’t see replacing them in 2019. GRRRR.

    I’m going to be so glad to get on that plane for sunny Flahridah next Saturday, even if it means spending significant time with my increasingly addled Mom. At least it’ll be out of the Frozen Nahth for a week.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Waiting for the (brother) in laws to show up so we can all go out to dinner. Tomorrow, Disneyland, where it will be chilly but not raining, at least.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Avalune: Hi Avalune! Happy to see you. May I ask what vagina pants are?

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    Baud says:

    @Avalune: I liked them.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @WaterGirl: @Baud: Well if Baud likes them, I guess that’s good enough for me. :-)

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    Do podcasts win grammys?

    The Daily Beast @ thedailybeast
    EXCLUSIVE: Steve Schmidt storms off his own podcast when asked about advising Howard Schultz

    Schmidt railed at having to defend himself on his podcast with a stream of curses a source present in the studio said consumed six minutes…
    Levine asks about the 70-percent marginal tax rate proposed by Warren that Schultz called ridiculous. “Yes, ridiculous, confiscatory, anti-growth,” Schmidt says.
    That prompts Levine to ask the question that evidently hits a nerve. “Will Derek Jeter or another athlete not hit another home run because they’re going to get taxed at 70? What’s the economic behavior that he thinks is anti-growth, other than his own pocket?”
    “This is bullshit,” Schmidt exclaims. “I’m not doing this.”
    “Steve, you’ve got to answer the questions,” Levine says.
    “I’m not,” and with that Schmidt slams down his headset and abruptly ends the interview. He threatened legal action against the studio if the interview airs, according to a source involved in the discussion. When his legal threat failed, he offered to buy the recording, according to the source. The studio refused.

    I wonder if Schultz got some kind of warranty on the advice Schmidt gave him. “Money back guaranteed if I make you a national laughingstock!”

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    WaterGirl says:

    @sukabi: Well, okay then. I admit I am giving them the side eye.

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    debit says:

    John, your drapery game is on point.

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    Jay says:

    Anybody following the drama of 21 Savage?

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    Avalune says:

    @sukabi: Yep those are they. I liked the performance. @WaterGirl: Hi there!

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    WaterGirl says:

    I only have the 2 extra pups for another hour or so before my niece arrives to pick them up. I just fed everyone so they are all wound up. Thought the parents wouldn’t be picking them up for a couple of hours — I feel a bit like the fun aunt who gives the kids sugar right before she takes the kids back to the parents.

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    sukabi says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: pretty telling, isn’t it? Schmidt doesn’t actually want to field questions about Schultz, or his decision making on why Schultz…just wants to collect his $$$ and cause trouble…but mostly I’ll bet it’s about the money.

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    Baud says:


    Save that for the side eye pants.

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    sukabi says:

    @WaterGirl: lol, vaginas on parade.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @FlyingToaster: Just talked to my other niece last night, and she had to get a new car and a new TV, all this week, because everything crapped out. She has a vacation to New Orleans planned for the end of February, so I feel confident that she feels your pain. I feel bad for both of you, but at least she doesn’t have dental work coming up. So I think you guys “win”.

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    Baud says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: Never trust a Republican, even a so called reasonable one.

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    Suzanne says:

    “This is America” just won Song of the Year, which means even more right-wing heads are exploding.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Pete Townshend has been vlogging his work on a new Who album on his YouTube channel. (Roger Daltrey is away at the moment, he reports, but will join the sessions later this week.) I think that for this one, they should finally use the title Who’s Left.

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    John Cole says:

    @debit: That was ABC’s doing.

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    jackmac says:

    Hey Cole, I see you have Star Trek Discovery on your screen. IMO, the second season has been great so far. Characters are getting fleshed out and I really like the crossover story line with the USS Enterprise and Capt. Pike (although Jason Issacs sure was one cool, bad ass captain in the opening season).

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    Yutsano says:

    How the fuck does a straight guy have so many god-damned roses in his house???

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    Mnemosyne says:




    Judy Chicago is envious right now.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Yutsano: That’s just one vase of roses; the other one is other cut flowers.

    Hey, it’s valentine’s day! Plus Tammy was visiting, so I bet he got flowers to make the house look nice. Or maybe they’re for Lily!

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Amir Khalid: they should finally use the title Who’s Left.
    I will sign this online petition

    Daltrey was on Marc Maron’s podcast a couple of months ago, which was probably recorded a bit before that, and he said he hadn’t spoken to Townsend in months. That’s how they roll, apparently, Townsend told Daltrey, I need a year off, so Daltrey said, okay, we’ll talk in a year.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    See John Cole at #28.

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    zhena gogolia says:


    Hey, I noticed the other day that you’re a fellow Two for the Road freak. I just adore that movie, and the song. Best thing Mancini ever wrote. And Albert Finney manages to play a real dick but still make you believe that Audrey Hepburn is in love with him.

    ETA: Time to watch Victoria, don’t tell SC.

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    FelonyGovt says:

    Are you feeling better, Mr. Cole?

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

    So I found something really crazy a few days ago. People actually ship Cal and Rose from Titanic.

    Which reminds me of something else. There was this huge debate on Tumblr about villains and how they can be “problematic”.

    1. For example, if you support shipping a hero with a villain, then you potentially could be “supporting abuse”.

    2. You shouldn’t like the Galactic Empire from Star Wars or the Imperium of Man from Warhammer 40k, because of their ideologies.

    3. Additionally, if you portray a horrible villain sympathetically, you may sway the audience to support that villain’s ideas/ideology in real life.

    I admit the first point could make sense, depending on that villain’s character and personality. The only way a hero/villain ship could work in my eyes is going through serious character development or starting from scratch and setting them in an AU, tweaking their characters.

    The second point is… debatable. I’ve met actual fascists and white supremacists online who are drawn to these universes. They identify with these factions.

    The third is..I’m not sure? I’m leaning towards no because I think anybody who might be swayed by a fictional portrayal would already be on that path anyway. I think no matter what the story has to make sure the villain is still wrong for what they’ve done, no matter how sympathetic they might be. The severity of their actions matter as well.

    What do you all think?

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    @WaterGirl: Thank you for asking the question so I didn’t have to.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:
    Pete and Roger put out a Who album about 12 years ago, with drummer Zak (bin Ringo) Starkey and bassist Pino Palladino. Roger joked about using the title then; come to think of it, so did a lot of people.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor: I sure wasn’t gonna google that!

    edit: I learned my lesson years ago when Omnes was talking about something, so I googled and got the “fuck me because I love Jesus” video.

    Though I have to say that was definitely the best bad video I have ever seen, just like Airplane is the best bad movie.

    Still, I mostly ask here before I google anything that sound remotely “interesting”.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @WaterGirl: Coward.

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    Baud says:


    Omnes was talking 

    I think I found the source of your problem.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Baud: Weasel.

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    Suzanne says:

    @WaterGirl: That’s “FUCK me IN THE ASS ’cause I love Jesus”. Geez.


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    WaterGirl says:

    @Baud: @Omnes Omnibus: Or perhaps the problem was that I was listening? :-)

    The second-best part about the video is that I sent it to the only person I knew I could send it to who wouldn’t be offended. So I sent the link to my niece was was in some arena watching her girls at hockey practice and it started playing (no headphones) before she knew what it was. We got a good laugh out of that.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Suzanne: I didn’t leave that part out on purpose – in my haste as I typed the comment I must have accidentally left that out. Yeah, without the in the ass part, the whole thing fails. Thanks for the rescue.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Garfunkel & Oates are fantastic.

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    HinTN says:

    @John Cole:

    I like Sundays.

    Damn right

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    Baud says:


    Yeah, without the in the ass part, the whole thing fails. 

    If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard that….

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    FlyingToaster says:

    @WaterGirl: My sympathies to your niece; at least we’re old and can afford to fix this shit (unless one of the HVAC units go, then we have to talk about delaying a couple of this summers’ anticipated purchases). The dental stuff was unexpected; the earliest opening they’ve got is Thursday early evening, so in he goes. He gets to deal with the insurance and the roofers while I’m gone, though I doubt there will be much “dealing” since it’s February near Boston.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Baud: Rut roh. If I were running for office, what I had written there could easily be taken out of context.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Baud: … you’d have a dime?

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    I laughed and Mr DAW wants to know what I’m laughing at. Thanks a bunch.

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    Baud says:

    @WaterGirl: On a good day.

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    Baud says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor: Maybe it’s time you told him about us.

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @Baud: Hey! I enjoy it when Omnes is talking.

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    Suzanne says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor: You should share “The Loophole” (by Garfunkel and Oates) with him.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho: That is because you have a fine mind and exquisite taste.

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    dmsilev says:


    unless one of the HVAC units go

    I have my fingers crossed that I won’t have to deal with that particular problem. Repair guy is coming tomorrow to diagnose just why it is that the 24 V line from the unit is cutting out regularly (causing the thermostat to reboot constantly). Thermostat company says “probably the overheat safety is tripping”, which could be simply “clean the filters to improve the airflow” all the way up to “it’s dying, Jim”.

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    @Suzanne: Is that connected to the vagina pants?

    @Baud: The poor man has no idea. He thinks I’m writing.

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    rikyrah says:

    Don’t know how many Kerry Washington fans there are here, but, I think that this is the first picture of her kids that she has released.

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    dmsilev says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor:

    Is that connected to the vagina pants?

    In …a sense, yes.

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    FlyingToaster says:

    @dmsilev: Waiting for that diagnosis must be nerve wracking…

    We’ve had both heat exchangers replaced over the years; I wouldn’t be surprised if one of them is faulty/cracking/failing. But it’s really expensive to do the replacement, so I’d really prefer to get the roof dealt with and wait a year or two on the HVACs.

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    Suzanne says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor: Well, in the sense that everything is in some fashion connected to the vagina pants…..

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    @dmsilev: You people are all going to hell.

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    CaseyL says:

    I never watch Grammys; tonight I regret that. I’ve tuned in, so we’ll see if the show continues to be as amazing as y’all are making it sound.

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    Suzanne says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor:

    You people are all going to hell.

    Rotating tag?

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    dmsilev says:

    @FlyingToaster: It’s been annoying to put it mildly. The unit (a monolithic heat/cool/blower system) is I think about 15-20 years old, well predating my ownership of this place, so it’s hardly impossible that it’s coming up on EOL. Really hope that’s not the case though.

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    dmsilev says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor: Watched the video, did you?

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    Suzanne says:

    Diana Ross looks like a giant red poof.

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Tell me more nice things like that. Please.

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    dmsilev says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor: My good deed for the day is accomplished then.

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    Suzanne says:

    They just had to pan away from Diana Ross as she attempts to climb the stairs.

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    @dmsilev: I more educated and less serene than I was fifteen minutes ago.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Suzanne: That’s the same one I was talking about, right?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor: An update of The Ancient Mariner?

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    Suzanne says:

    @WaterGirl: Yes. It actually has a name other than “Fuck me in the ass ’cause I love Jesus”: it’s called “The Loophole”.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho: And just this morning Imm wanted to be your twin. An entire day of compliments!

    edit: (and work)

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    Doug R says:


    Hey Cole, I see you have Star Trek Discovery on your screen. IMO, the second season has been great so far. Characters are getting fleshed out and I really like the crossover story line with the USS Enterprise and Capt. Pike (although Jason Issacs sure was one cool, bad ass captain in the opening season).

    Disco party!

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    opiejeanne says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷:

    People actually ship Cal and Rose from Titanic.

    Can you translate this into English and then tell me who Cal and Rose are? I have not seen that movie.

    ETA: Never mind. I don’t care. I don’t care about people assigning relationships to fictional characters that are outside the storyline.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @opiejeanne: Have you learned nothing from this thread? Some questions are best unasked.

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    mad citizen says:

    I’m a 58 year old rock, jazz, country, alt-rock, puink rock, willie nelson, tom waits fan, so I know this is old man yelling at the wind, but damn, I see some of these grammys every year, and every year I think “What the hell happened to music?” I like Janelle Monae from a personality piece I saw her on once, but I found her and Cardi B’s songs and performances incredibly base. I just googled the Cardi B lyrics, OMG. Stop using the phucking N word rappers.
    What the hell happened to music?

    old man rant over.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @mad citizen: The Grammys have always been shit.

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    Avalune says:

    I thought HER was good. I wasn’t familiar with her music prior to now. Some interesting performances, some meh. I think Cardi is funny but I’m not into her music.

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    BeautifulPlumage says:

    Hey Cole, hope you had some hot cocoa to go with the grilled cheese & soup; the holy trinity of snow days!

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    Jay says:

    “Kristen Clarke
    Instead of being at the #GRAMMYs, 21 Savage is being detained at one of the worse immigration detention centers in the country- guards are quick to toss detainees into solitary confinement & officials routinely turn a blind eye to reports of sexual abuse.”

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    opiejeanne says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: *hangs head in shame*

    Yes, yes, I know. Tsk. When will I remember when it counts?

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    Avalune says:

    What was the chorus line in the last song? Sounded like club hos. I don’t think I understood a word of that. My older white lady is showing on that one.

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    Suzanne says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Janelle Monae was good, and Cardi B is an impressive performer. I don’t love her songs, but popular music is now just one sliver of visual culture and those two are great at it.

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: True.

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    Suzanne says:

    I should note that that “Why don’t you just meet me in the middle?” song is a total piece of shit with no identifiable redeeming qualities.

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    Millard Filmore says:


    So I think you guys “win”.

    “Win” Is that anything like “… and second prize is TWO weeks in Philadelphia.” ???

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    Millard Filmore says:

    no. got it right the first go around.

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    Ninedragonspot says:

    My husband won one this afternoon. I won’t say which, but it was a good day around here.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷:

    What is “shipping” in this context?

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    NotMax says:

    Phew. 3½ hour power outage. Need to now temporarily crank the space heater up to flambé.

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    Suzanne says:

    @Steeplejack: Shipping is when you want two characters (or real people) to be a couple.

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    Steeplejack says:


    Congratulations to the spouse!

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    West of the Rockies says:


    Was she struggling? I missed that. The woman is 75. My late mother was about a 90-year-old at 75.

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    NotMax says:


    What, is the word coupling too vague?

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    Steeplejack says:


    Thank you. I rarely think to check Urban Dictionary, because I suspect that 60-70% of the content is posted as a joke by wannabe junior-high hipsters amped on sugar.

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    mkd says:

    tomato soup, whether homemade or not, jazzed up with fresh herbs and dash of red wine and a little half and half or cream fraiche to make into a bisque, with a good cheese, grilled cheese sandwich is a lovely easy sunday evening supper, especially on a snowy evening which you have in WV and we do as well in southern PA, sounds like a comfortable evening

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    Suzanne says:

    @West of the Rockies: She was struggling because she was wearing the poofiest dress that I have ever seen. She could probably be seen from space in that thing.

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    Suzanne says:

    @NotMax: Oh, come on, be cool. It’s cute slang from nerd-dom. Comes from “relationship”.

    Seriously, I know Cole is already an old man yelling at clouds, but we have to keep him young, y’all.

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    Ninedragonspot says:

    @Steeplejack: Thanks! He flies home tonight, so I’ve stocked up on champagne, scotch, and cookies.

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    FlyingToaster says:

    @Millard Filmore: Pretty much.

    I always joke that the reason all the schools in New England close for President’s Day week is to repair the pipes (water, gas or HVAC) that have failed from the winter weather. Our houses aren’t that far behind the schools…

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    NotMax says:


    Cool and I parted company sometime during the Eisenhower administration.


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    Jay says:


    Like Netflix and Chill?

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    West of the Rockies says:


    Hey, Cole is hip… He’s with it…

    *cut to Cole doing a mechanical performance of The Macarena: ducca-ducca-ducca-ducca-hey, Macarena…

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    Watched BAFTA and now see that the Grammy’s are still going on past 11:30. Wow. Loving the tribute to Aretha though.

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    Suzanne says:

    Holy shit, Childish Gambino just won again.
    SO AWKWARD for shitty old racists.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Further to Suzanne’s answer: “Shipping” in this context is short for “relationshipping”. First used in relation to Mulder and Scully, the main characters in the earliest TV show with a major online fandom, before they became a couple in the show itself.

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    Suzanne says:

    @West of the Rockies: Cole dancing will end up with him in traction.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    I’m so old that I don’t know who the lady is who won artist of the year. Oh well.

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

    @Omnes Omnibus:
    @Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho:

    What did I ever do you guys?

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    West of the Rockies says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷:

    You’re still young, that’s your fault…

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷:
    This is exactly what everyone here means when they say you take this blog too seriously. Step away fropm the keyboard, take a few deep breaths, take your mind off Balloon Juice, and go do something else. Maybe use some of those ideas you have and write a short story.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho: I enjoy it when Omnes is talking.

    OMFG. Welcome to the pie filter, Bella Q!

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    West of the Rockies says:

    @West of the Rockies:

    Candidly, Goku, I enjoy your presence here. You bring energy and a new perspective. Getting on each other’s nerves is gonna happen though, so just accept it.

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

    @Amir Khalid:
    I don’t care that much. I wasn’t being super serious when I asked that. It was more rhetorical than anything.

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    NotMax says:

    @Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)

    Don’t harsh the B-J ship, brah.


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    debit says:

    God, can we please not make this another All Goku All the Time thread.

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

    Would you rather it be an All debit All the Time Thread? ;p Also, “another”? Come on.

    @West of the Rockies:
    Thanks! I appreciate the compliment. I like “bringing new energy” here too
    Like, zoinks, I’m not even using 1% of my power, man : )

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    Duane says:

    @West of the Rockies: Last night I learned about sesame oil, tonight it’s shipping. So that would be “shipping in” or “shipping out?” I think I got it.

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    debit says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: How often do I post here? Once every few days, if even. How often do I hijack the conversation? On the other hand. how often do we discuss your hurt feelings, your comments that people persist in taking the wrong way, your thoughts on those comments and then your apologies for them, followed up by your never ending need for validation? The answer is every fucking day.

    I’ve had it. Welcome to pie.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷:
    Here’s the thing: we can’t tell that from how you phrased the comment. You need to communicate better.

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

    I’ve had it. Welcome to pie.

    I’d rather you didn’t do that. I’m not perfect I admit, but I don’t try to hijack anything. I was only joking with you. But you do what you feel you must. I’m sorry for annoying you.

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    stinger says:

    @NotMax: NotMax, I believe you recommended Make Way for Tomorrow the other day. It came in the mail yesterday; I watched it this evening. Beulah Bondi is the best, as she is in everything I’ve seen her in. Thanks!

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

    @Amir Khalid:
    You’re right, I should do better at communicating to reduce confusion. I’ll be more clear in the future.

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    NotMax says:


    Thanks, but credit where it’s due. I seconded someone else’s recommendation (poleaxed, IIRC).

    Trivia: When Bondi won an Emmy for her appearance on The Waltons she was finally the real age she had been successfully playing so often for all those decades prior.

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    Suzanne says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: Dood. Relax. Stop worrying about whether or not we like you. Be an obnoxious pain in the ass, like me.

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    stinger says:

    @NotMax: Ah, thanks. Yes, she played women in their 70s for decades!

    Poleaxedbyboatwork, if you happen to be reading, thanks for the recommendation. I love ’30s films and don’t know why I’d never heard of this before.

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

    That’s good advice lol. I think I agree with debit though, that I don’t want this to turn into a thread about me. That honestly does get…tiring, especially when it’s negative attention and it pisses people off. I don’t want that.

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    NotMax says:

    TV question.

    Never watched any of the Inspector Morse series. Noticed that the prequel series, Endeavour is on Amazon Prime. Too chock full of ‘in’ stuff and homages to the original for one unversed in that universe and its characters to appreciate it on its own?

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    frosty says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Except for the year that Bonnie Raitt won.

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    Ninedragonspot says:

    @NotMax: You can safely watch Endeavour never having seen Morse. So far as I can tell, just about the only thing those two characters have in common is a penchant for classical LPs.

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    eemom says:

    Anyone remember matoko-chan? I think she and Goku might hit it off… a sort of mild, wholesome, S M kind of way.

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    @sukabi: Albeit, with all due respect to the fabulicious Janelle Monae, they’re really vulva pants.

    I’m actually debuting a new burlesque act that has a vulva dress. Should be interesting when I do the big reveal.

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    Mike J says:

    @eemom: Have I got a house for them….

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    Jay says:


    Nope, it’s great on it’s own.

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    James E Powell says:


    Endeavour is worth it for Roger Allam as DI Fred Thursday.

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    NotMax says:


    Just about to switch on an obscure 30s B-flick have never seen, Green Eyes. Something to pass the time while the lima bean and barley soup is cooking (couldn’t prepare it earlier as the power was out this afternoon) and one of those types of films during which can rest the eyes and just listen should the whim strike.

    Scads of suchlike 30s fare on Amazon Prime.

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    NotMax says:

    @James E Powell

    Solves the crime a whole day ahead of Joe Friday.


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    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: Then stop doing it.

    My one and only comment on the subject:

    As you’ve correctly noted, the obsessing over whether people are mad at you is usually far more annoying than whatever comment may/may not have annoyed people.

    Plus, it’s 1) the internet, and 2) BJ. Not everyone’s gonna like you, and you’ll probably irritate someone somewhere at sometime.

    I personally fucked spectacularly here after misinterpreting a comment one election night and pissed off a ton of people. Once it was pointed out that I’d misinterpreted things, I apologized, life went on.

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    Anotherlurker says:

    @NotMax: I’m a fan of both Morse and Endeavor and I think you could very much appreciate it. Both shows are strong, stand alone productions, with high production values and excellent writing.

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    JR says:

    Just waking up in the morning gotta thank God
    I don’t know but today seems kinda odd

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    West of the Rockies says:


    Lima bean/barley soup? Sounds good. What else is in it? Tomatoes, carrots, onions perhaps?

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

    @Sister Golden Bear:
    So, basically just apologize and move on. Best policy however, is to choose your words carefully in the first place. Got it.

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    JaySinWA says:

    @NotMax: Actually Endeavor is much easier to parse than Morse.

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

    Jesus Christ, no! I looked her up. She’d drive me fucking bonkers.

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    eemom says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷:

    oh well. Admittedly my matchmaking skills are a bit rusty.

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    I did drive by the Grammy’s on my way home from a shoot.

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    NotMax says:

    @West of the Rockies

    Not strictly from scratch, it’s one of those Manischewitz soup fixings-in-a cellophane-cylinder packages. Did add some beef as a thickener, though.

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


    oh well. Admittedly my matchmaking skills are a bit rusty.

    Let me guess: you assumed based on our nyms that we’d have similar interests. Is that about right? I hope that was the reason.

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    West of the Rockies says:

    Speaking of BJers gone by, is Tengu Phule still around? I also haven’t seen Hovercraft in many months now.

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


    So you’re saying you did a dry-by shooting at the Grammy’s?

    ; )

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    West of the Rockies says:


    I think I’m going to give it a go tomorrow night.

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    JaySinWA says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: Nope, I saw it as soon as she said it. Like one of those bad love-hate relationship movies. Lots of arguing and vituperation and then bam you hop into bed.

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

    @West of the Rockies:

    I don’t know about TenguPhule. He said he was taking a break from the news and AFAIK, nobody’s heard from him since.

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    West of the Rockies says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷:

    I was going to go with Tango Fool (sort of like Subaru Diane) but didn’t want to seem snarky.

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    CatFacts says:

    For what it’s worth, @NotMax, I’ve never seen any Morse episodes, and I like Endeavour. It’s a fun period crime drama–costumes, sets, and Roger Allam especially. I’m sure there are small references I’m missing, but I haven’t noticed them.

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    Jay says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷:

    Staying away from here is a way of avoiding the news.

    I’ve been avoiding commenting for the most part in the Virginia threads.

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

    @West of the Rockies:
    Eh, you could have blamed it on autocorrect. I’m partial to Tangy Fool, myself. I truly liked him when he wasn’t being too dark. I used to be that way myself.

    Those movies are considered bad for a reason, y’know ^^

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    Amir Khalid says:


    Anyone remember matoko-chan?

    Do I ever.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Sister Golden Bear:
    I cannot second this advice enough.

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    Sab says:

    Goku: Did you read the writers’ thread from this morning? You might find it interesting.

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

    @Amir Khalid:

    Don’t worry, I plan on taking it.


    I did not. For the past two days, I’ve been away from BJ. I’ll look at it when I get a chance. Thanks for cluing me in ^^

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    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: I wasn’t shooting when I drove by, but I was shooting earlier with my 500mm.

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    Jay says:


    What’s the recoil like on that beast?

    Does it use clips, or magazines?

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


    Did you aim for center of mass? //

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷:

    Don’t worry, I plan on taking it.

    Until you forget again.

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    Steeplejack (phone) says:


    Endeavour stands on its own quite well.

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    zhena gogolia says:


    lol-ing in the morning

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @West of the Rockies:

    I think Adam said he put Tengu on timeout.

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    Betty says:

    @mad citizen: We olds just have to keep going with the golden oldies. I see that Casey (Sp?) Musgrave won a number of awards. The performance I saw during the show was not impressive. I agree about the 2 you mention. Good dancers, but the music?

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    @jackmac: @jackmac:

    Agreed on S2, with the best ever destruction of a mansplainer by an actual asteroid. Want to figure out how to get that clip.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: Maybe choose your subject carefully. You dropped your initial comment here into a discussion of other, very specific things despite this being an open thread. It was like the needle-scratch noise/double-take.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @eemom: And amusing.

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