Open Thread

clown nose on, clown nose off
Here’s an open thread, complete with a Jon Stewart “clown-nose-off, clown-nose-on” GIF, inspired by his recent self-aggrandizing comments with Chris Wallace.

AoSHQ has a thread on the interview here.

The pink border and comic sans are thrown in just to offend Bunk’s artistic sensibilities.


147 Comments on “Open Thread”

  1. Mandingo Warrior says:

  2. Repose says:

    Hey Dark Frog…how can the f@ck punks run when you’re spinning on the I’m such a bitch cycle?

  3. swamprat says:

    Two solid years of Bush-is-stupid jokes. He is greatly loved. I think I will call it “the Tina Fey effect”.

  4. swamprat says:

    Killgore doesn’t like A.N.S.W.E.R. messin’ with Obama’s illegal war. I still don’t like them, but for the first time I see them as a legitimate anti-war group rather than a front for democratic astroturf .

    They’re at least consistant , unlike the groups that, oddly, only cared about those activities that affected a certain political party.The N.O.W. leaps to mind because their dedication to womens rights only goes as far as political expediancy will allow.

    • nils says:

      True, at least they’re consistent – credit for that. Now they’re also ‘right-wing’ according to the mouth-breathers at the swamp.

    • Princess Natasha says:

      I still find ANSWER distasteful, plebeian, and worthy of public flogging, just for fun. However, I do find that Dennis Kucinich deserves some credit for consistency and integrity. I still think he is crazy, but at least he is consistent on the war. As to N.O.W.-cows and all the other freaks? Piss on them, and only if they are not on fire.

  5. gizbot7 says:

    I like Jon Stewart. He’s funny and I think he’s honest. That said, I also believe he’s in denial about how bias he really is — and clearly suffering from FDS.

  6. Mandingo Warrior says:

  7. Bunk X says:

    Nil, you should know by now that I have no sensibilities.

  8. swamprat says:

    I still like Killgore. I am only commenting on whose ox gets gored and how we view one group or another.

    What is a little unpleasantness among friends?

  9. Formercorpsman says:

    Stewart is funny sometimes. Overall, he is biased as can be, and will every so often set liberals in his sight when their idiocy becomes totally unable to defend. If anyone has the time, look up Bill Whittel’s response to Stewart going off on how we handled bombing Japan in WW2. He absolutely doconstucts Stewart.

  10. swamprat says:

    Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me from NPR takes the Nobel Prize for insufferable smugness.

    Jon can only dream.

  11. Banshee says:

    LOL: Obdicut giving “protips” on debating style to Gepetto.

    Poor Obdi. So many things in this world just make no sense to him.

  12. Mandingo Warrior says:

    • Banshee says:

      He was never important. I suspect part of the reason for his “falling out” with everybody was that after his more or less accidental rise to bloggy prominence, that is, once he stumbled into the formation of PJM, his partners suddenly noticed just how much of an empty baseball cap he is. He noticed them noticing, and pitched a fake ideological fit to avoid having to produce anything that would need to stand comparison with the rest of them.

      Seriously – how much actual work (i.e. “writing”) did he ever contribute to PJM? I can’t remember a single thing, but I may have been drunk that month.

      • poteen says:

        Quite accurate analysis. Even the Rather thing amounted to nothing really.

      • nils says:

        He’s done nearly 40,000 articles on LGF, and 10,000 of them were so pithy they could have been tweets (140 character limit).

        And, there’s a reason for that. The longer his articles, the more obvious is his flyweight intellect.

      • Banshee says:

        And for PJM? Srsly, how much did he ever write for them?

  13. Brian Power says:

    It’s raining. I thought you guys might want to know.

  14. Brian Power says:

    WEINER WEINER WEINER LOL!

  15. Brian Power says:

    Highly recommended: “Stone” (2010) with Robert De Niro, Edward Norton and Milla Jovovich (yum). Directed by John Curran. Fascinating intellectual end-game, fine performances by De Niro et.al. Disregard IMDB rating and see for yourselves. Dowloadable on Pirate Bay and other leading torrent sites.

  16. Brian Power says:

    Not so hot at all: “Biutiful” with the nevertheless impressive weight of Xavier Bardem who literally carries an otherwise euro-nihilist film. In short, all you’ve never wanted to know about the bas fonds of Barcelona and no happy end. All in all and with the exception of the the magnificent Bardem, a sorry piece of work.

  17. Brian Power says:

    nils :
    It’s stream-able on Netflix, fwiw.

    In the blighted and benighted territories I inhabit, Netflix is about as available as dial-up telekinesis.

  18. Mandingo Warrior says:

    Got my responses.

  19. Brian Power says:

    And for the neo-pervs amongst you, the hallucinatory “The Heart Is Deceitful Among All Things”, a remorseless and amoral jaunt through various circles of hell led by Abel Ferrara’s twisted feminine alter-ego, Asia Argento. Possibly even more interesting is the back-story, one of the most fascinating and complicated literary hoaxes of the 20th century:

    http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2006/04/jtleroy200604

  20. Brian Power says:

    Rats: “The Heart Is Deceitful Above (not Among) All Things.”

  21. nils

    Put a scissor on the pink border so that it can be used later as a redeemable coupon.

  22. Emperor says:

    @LIzardoid: #Hacked! ?

  23. Mandingo Warrior says:

  24. garycooper says:

    “Cedar Rapids” was good for a few quirky laughs this afternoon. Not terrible, as comedies go these days.

    In other news…

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  25. Banshee says:

    So, why does he use a baby pic on his blog, but his now self on his tweets? Discuss.

    • Brian Power says:

      His baby pic represents his ‘rebirth’ as a shiny new moonbat, while his ‘now’ self posts from a confirmed adult position?

      Anyway, the rain (not yellow) has stopped. Birds are chirping the new morning in.

    • song_and_dance_man says:

      It’s a Freudian Slip. He thinks it’s cute but it really displays immaturity.

  26. Mandingo Warrior says:

    the women are hot.

  27. Bunk X says:

    Brian Power :

    And what is the sound of one ant chomping?

    …or one clam humping?

  28. Bunk X says:

    ISTE :

    The yellow rain?

    That was a song by that guy who shaved his legs, right? Prance or something.

  29. Banshee says:

    OT, best news of the month so far:

    ** Palestinian unity talks ‘on hold’ **
    Talks between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal on a new reconciliation government are postponed.

  30. Emperor says:

  31. Brian Power says:

    Bunk X :

    ISTE :
    The yellow rain?

    That was a song by that guy who shaved his legs, right? Prance or something.

    I believe you mean, The Artist Formerly Known as Liberace.

    • Bunk X says:

      Artism is nothing to make fun of, although I did enjoy Yellowrainman. Al Pacina was great in that.

  32. mrpaulrevere says:

    PURE GOLD:

    @informedblackmnJimmy Simpson

    What is harder to find than Obama’s real birth certificate? A Job.

  33. Emperor says:

    I think we are reaching the end of Little Green Footballs.

    Take this post:

    chickie Sun, Jun 19, 2011 7:58:21pm 3

    hi.

    …..That resulted in this:

    Karma: 3

    chickie

    This user is blocked.

    Registered since: Jun 19, 2011 at 7:52 pm
    No. of comments posted: 1
    No. of Pages posted: 0

  34. mrpaulrevere says:

    Bunk X :
    Let’s party like it’s 1985.

    1985 was a great year if you were willing to work, I was putting in 60-70 hour weeks then and I loved it. Not to mention domestic tranquility and quiet on the foreign front.

    • garycooper says:

      Me, too. It was also my first year of marriage, the Tigers had just won the World Series, and I was driving a sweet Pontiac Firebird with a V-8. I was working a lot of hours, but I was also making fantastic money, and so was my wife.

      Oddly enough, despite all the work-ethic and whatnot, I was still a libtard. I wish I could go back in time and slap myself around a little.

      • mrpaulrevere says:

        Well, I voted for Carter in 1980 in my semi-lib phase, but by ’84 I was a rabid Reaganite. There is no sin in being asleep, the sin is in not awakening.

      • garycooper says:

        mrpaulrevere :Well, I voted for Carter in 1980 in my semi-lib phase, but by ’84 I was a rabid Reaganite. There is no sin in being asleep, the sin is in not awakening.

        Dubya in 2004 was the first time I voted Republican in a presidential election. 😳

  35. ISTE says:

    We done salmon once on here. 😉

    http://diaryofdaedalus.com/2011/04/22/the-sage-of-culver-citys-rough-night/

    Starts at comment #53

  36. Brian Power says:

    Emperor :
    I think we are reaching the end of Little Green Footballs.
    Take this post:

    chickie Sun, Jun 19, 2011 7:58:21pm 3
    hi.

    …..That resulted in this:

    Karma: 3
    chickie
    This user is blocked.
    Registered since: Jun 19, 2011 at 7:52 pm
    No. of comments posted: 1
    No. of Pages posted: 0

    Must be a bad evening in Culver City. Maybe he ran out of Fritos?

    • Emperor says:

      Nah. I think he ran out of Cheetos, and then had to resort to the Fritos (Eat Only In Case Of Emergency Snack Shortage) stash. 😛

  37. garycooper says:

    “Fresh salmon, fried up with a light coating of Cheeto-dust, washed down with a frosty Chimay Grande Reserve. If only I hadn’t killed my blog, life would be sweet indeed.”

    (trudges to the window, and stares blankly into the night, with a single tear dampening his round, rosy cheek)

  38. King Minos says:

    chickie only had ONE post in total? yeesh!

  39. Brian Power says:

    Emperor :
    Nah. I think he ran out of Cheetos, and then had to resort to the Fritos (Eat Only In Case Of Emergency Snack Shortage) stash.

    But of course: Cheetos. Not thinking clearly. Mind distracted by visions of frozen Alaskan King Salmon and warm Belgian beer.

  40. Brian Power says:

    King Minos :
    chickie only had ONE post in total? yeesh!

    “chickie” = obviously sexist with latent racist and nazi overtones.

  41. garycooper says:

    Chimay Grande Reserve is a decent craft beer, but it’s really not that special. I’d much rather have a Dogfish Head 90 IPA. Why? Because it’s a lot tastier, and just as strong. One man’s opinion.

  42. King Minos says:

    Tomorrow belongs to Chuckie…

  43. Chuckles is a sad sad man.

    • swamprat says:

      But not us! We’re perfectly sane as we sit around critizing a single (probably for life) man and everything he does

      Tea has been consumed, I’m off to study higher math from a antique college textbook..

      • ISTE says:

        Actually, (don’t you really hate someone who starts off a sentence with the word Actually?, I do, so I will do it again.

        Actually some of us have learned new skills sitting around critizing a single man and everything he does.

        We have learned sarcasm, wit, humour, companionship and some disgusting habits involving blow up dolls and Cheetoes.

        (Not to mention WordPress skills, graphic design, animation, statistical analysis, search engine kung-foo, advanced proxy server techniques and best of all archiving and historical research) 8)

      • ElSuerte says:

        I wouldn’t be so quick to brag about graphic design, Mr ISTE. I can barely see after that pink and yellow monstrosity from Friday..

      • ISTE says:

        ElSuerte :
        I wouldn’t be so quick to brag about graphic design, Mr ISTE. I can barely see after that pink and yellow monstrosity from Friday..

        That was an improvement from the early days, trust me. 😉

  44. Brian Power says:

    ISTE :
    Actually, (don’t you really hate someone who starts off a sentence with the word Actually?, I do, so I will do it again.
    Actually some of us have learned new skills sitting around critizing a single man and everything he does.
    We have learned sarcasm, wit, humour, companionship and some disgusting habits involving blow up dolls and Cheetoes.
    (Not to mention WordPress skills, graphic design, animation, statistical analysis, search engine kung-foo, advanced proxy server techniques and best of all archiving and historical research)

    In short, we have augmented our brianpower.

  45. ISTE :
    He can’t answer, we just banned his ass for being racist , creationist, a troll and ugly.
    We could deduce all that by his first and last post here.

    😆

  46. Spike lee is just another gun grabbing idiot who probably uses guns to defend himself.

    And yes Shelton the KKK were democraps and you didn’t call out Robert Byrd because he brang the pork home for you ingrates.

  47. ElSuerte says:

    Whatever :
    Why’s that knife in my butt?

    LMAO, I saw this meme the other day when I was time wasting. Been meaning to post it, but forgot. Too bad Insanity Wolf isn’t quite a match for our friend Obdicut. He’s more like Advice Dogs retarded half brother that can’t stop piddling on the carpet. What’s Bagua call him? Attack Poodle, right? We so need to make that a meme.

      • ISTE says:

        We need to get to know him, he is making a movie!

        But you knew that.

      • gizbot7 says:

        LOL, yeah I ponied up a few ducketts. Don’t ya have a super secret lunch date? (cue mission impossible theme)

      • ISTE says:

        gizbot7 :
        LOL, yeah I ponied up a few ducketts. Don’t ya have a super secret lunch date? (cue mission impossible theme)

        yep, Chen is paying… 😉

      • gizbot7 says:

        This stuff is crazy! I thought it was a non-story, but this is nuts.

      • ISTE says:

        gizbot7 :
        This stuff is crazy! I thought it was a non-story, but this is nuts.

        They are going to over story it. All this B and V stuff (or whoever the real names are) is just distracting from the events.

        Yes, probably there were people trying to spin this story either way by posting false or unchecked stuff. Our very own Charles Johnson tried to put a spin on it.

        Now the story is over.

    • ElSuerte says:

      Thanks for linking that. Wasn’t sure what to expect.

      Some of the speculation seems a little off base though. I still don’t understand that if B and V were socks for the patriot crew, then why the switch when the story broke.

      • ISTE says:

        I linked it because we didn’t have our radio show tonight and we are going to be working with Lee Stranahan soon.

        On the topic discussed I think they should all drop it and forget about it. There was loads of mis-information all the way through. Analyzing it to death like this will detract from the clean and crisp Weiner story.

        “He tweeted his dick, he denied it, he got caught out, he admitted it, he resigned in shame”

        Let it end there… Otherwise Weiner will become a hero of the left, persecuted and victimised by the right.

  48. ISTE says:

    Oh, and to cover my ass because we seem to be going really off topic and discussing politics and penises on here instead of laughing at Charles Johnson the creator of Little Green Footballs.

    Lee Stranahan Is collecting funds to make this

    About this project

    Charles Johnson has a long and varied career, including work as a computer programmer and a guitarist on over twenty albums by jazz legends like Stanley Clarke and Jaco Pastorius. But Johnson reached the newsmaking peak of his career when his blog Little Green Footballs helped break the ‘Rathergate’ story.

    At the time, LGF was a darling of the conservative blogosphere but Johnson changed and so did his blog, which became an outlet for left-wing conspiracy theories. Johnson also became accused of cultlike behavior, including rampant banning of his critics.

    This film will cover the high and low points of the Little Green Footballs story, a fascinating cautionary tale about high tech publishing and personalities.

    I expect the film to be done by August.

    I’m keeping the minimum low but I hope to raise more money beyond the minimum to allow me to do more extensive research and interviews.

    Link here, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/968679247/the-decline-and-fall-of-little-green-footballs

    Some have pledged money, some have promised help and resources, others have given moral support.
    That is why there is a current interest in who and what Lee Stranahan is.

    I am just doing it for the LOLs. 🙂

    • Calo says:

      Actually, it’ll be fun to see the finished product.

      • ISTE says:

        I wish I had saved the link and quote but someone said about Johnson and the Rathergate story, and I parrot phase,

        “Charles Johnson didn’t break the story nut he had the largest internet megaphone at the time”

      • ISTE says:

        nut should really say but.

        What is wrong with this site? Why does it try to make us all look like idoits?

  49. http://thehill.com/homenews/house/167215-weiner-gone-dems-waste-no-time-trying-to-move-on

    Ah yes…..the whole Anthony Weiner nontreversey was ginned up to distract America from….uh……Obama’s ongoing military adventure in Libya? No…wait….er….the 9.1% Unemployment rate? Shoot….that can’t be it……I think it was supposed to deflect from the rapid rise in food, gas and commodity prices, right? What? It isn’t…….damn….well maybe the Koch brothers staged this to deflect attention away from the DOJ enabling straw purchasers for Mexican drug cartels to funnel weapons from American stores to bloodthirsty narco gangs. Wait…we’re not supposed to pay attention to THAT, either?

    Well….weiner-gate is probably meant to disctract from the DOW Jones being up for another…..oh….worst week since 2002 you say? Well surely the housing market is…..what’s that? worst since WWII?

    Wow…..that Anthony Weiner- what a pervert! Let’s talk about him some more….

  50. ISTE says:

    http://twitter.com/#!/SlinkyBewmont/status/82723645973217280

  51. ElSuerte says:

    ISTE :
    <“He tweeted his dick, he denied it, he got caught out, he admitted it, he resigned in shame”
    Let it end there… Otherwise Weiner will become a hero of the left, persecuted and victimised by the right.

    Wait.. THAT’s how it happened? WTF?!? I thought Breitbart had broken into the Congressional Gym’s locker room and took pictures of Weiner’s tweeter (which is totally ok, as long as you’re not Breitbart), then hacked Weiner’s twitter to post one of the pics. Then he hacked Opie and Anthony’s twitter to show one of the really naughty pics. After all that, he then hacked a menu board to shower Anne Coulter with prick pics.

    Man, I gotta stop reading Little Green Footballs.

    • ISTE says:

      The funniest EVER post on any blog or news site about Weiner was this one where Charles Johnson tried to tell everyone it could have been a picture of his dick hackers posted.

      31 Charles
      Thu, Jun 2, 2011 8:58:38am

      I have some boxer briefs that look almost exactly like those. I can’t say with certainty that it isn’t me, either.

      Nice try Charles. that is known as “Taking one for the team”
      🙂

      • Pakimon says:

        I imagine Chunky was hoping/dreaming that his comment would take the blogosphere by storm, get picked up by the MSM, he’d be a hero with the Left and chicks would get all hot and bothered and hunger for his “throbbing memo”….

        Sorry Charlie.

      • ElSuerte says:

        My dick got big and tweeted
        You’re dick got banned and deleeted

      • garycooper says:

        Chunky Gay-Pork was trying to convince people he has a bigger unit than his actual micropenis. Nobody’s buying that story, either. Ezpecially not Pam, Fatass. Nice try, though.

      • garycooper says:

        My dick be strong as a diesel
        Your dick got sick from Iceweasel

      • garycooper says:

        garycooper :Chunky Gay-Pork was trying to convince people he has a bigger unit than his actual micropenis. Nobody’s buying that story, either. Ezpecially not Pam, Fatass. Nice try, though.

        “Ekspecially” 😡

      • that may be worth a tweet, lol

  52. Brian Power says:

    ISTE :
    nut should really say but.
    What is wrong with this site? Why does it try to make us all look like idoits?

    Don’t ask, don’t tell.

  53. Mandingo Warrior says:

    XCitizen weighs on on stranahan’s working title for the LGF movie:

    Sure to be a hit at sundance.

  54. nils says:

    RoboMonkey :
    Here it is, with a pink border and with the transparent corners fixed:
    http://i51.tinypic.com/w072g9.gif

    Wo0t! You da man monkey!

  55. Basement Cat says:

    Banshee :
    “come uppins”?

    Comeuppance.
    As in “what goes around, comes around.”