Open Thread: “this is my first time taking NyQuil” edition

    As I don’t know how much longer my fingers will accept the commands I send via brain wave, I thought that tonight might be a good time for an open thread. Please talk about whatever you like.

    Before I go, though, I do want to say that I just had what I think is a really excellent idea for a short film. It involves me standing up in the middle of a business meeting, and, without saying a word to anyone, walking out to my car, driving silently for ten hours, getting out of my car on the campus of Princeton University, walking into a building, looking around for few seconds, heading off in a specific direction, seeing a man in the distance with a wild, black shrub-like growth of hair, approaching him, giving him a high-five, and then getting back into my car and driving home. The man, of course, would be Cornel West. And, the film would be shot in real-time. If you don’t think that’s a good idea, drink half a bottle of NyQuil and try again.

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      35 Comments

      1. Eel
        Posted September 29, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

        The film would be better if it was Bachman you were traveling across the country to see, and if you had something other than a high five in mind. Otherwise, though, it’s a wonderful idea.

      2. Anonymous Mike
        Posted September 29, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

        Just wonderin’ what y’all Ypitucky fatties had to say about this.

        “Denmark is to impose the world’s first “fat tax” in a drive to slim its population and cut heart disease.”

        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8796522/Denmark-taxes-fatty-products.html

      3. Southwark
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 5:16 am | Permalink

        Slam a shot of NyQuil, eat a “bloomin’ onion” at Outback Steakhouse as fast as you can, and then eat a pint of ice cream. You will have epic visions. I shit you not. You will see things that had, until now, only been viewable by shamans and the like.

      4. Edward
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 6:32 am | Permalink

        I didn’t think I’d like the Cross Street “improvement” stuff as much as I do. Good work, City!

      5. Jugaloo Stevie
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 8:08 am | Permalink

        If you’re sick, try smoking up a bowl of medical weed in a bong full of Nyquil. It’ll heal you right up.

      6. kristin
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 8:24 am | Permalink

        Ny-Quil is great, but so is Day-Quil. You never have to be off the ‘Quil.

      7. Anonymous
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 9:00 am | Permalink

        I think we should tax Faygo to the point that the Juggalos leave for Ohio.

      8. Posted September 30, 2011 at 9:29 am | Permalink

        And it’s even green fuckin’ death flavor!! Capital N small y BIG FUCKIN Q! Get high and say the Q is talkin to me the Q is talkin to me! Denis Leary is a second rate Bill Hicks but his routine on this shit was funny.

        When you and Pete remake the H&O video, perhaps you can start by doing shooters of NyQuil….won’t get you even close to Hall’s baked look, but it’s a good start.

      9. Kim
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 9:35 am | Permalink

        I’m reading an interesting book right now by a bunch of NYU professors on Wall Street regulation. Here’s a link, in case anyone is interested.

        http://w4.stern.nyu.edu/blogs/regulatingwallstreet/

      10. Meta
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 9:48 am | Permalink

        American born Al Qaeda member Anwar al-Awlaki was assassinated yesterday in Yemen by a U.S. drone. Glenn Greenwald has an issue with that. Something about a Constitution.

        What’s most striking about this is not that the U.S. Government has seized and exercised exactly the power the Fifth Amendment was designed to bar (“No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law”), and did so in a way that almost certainly violates core First Amendment protections (questions that will now never be decided in a court of law). What’s most amazing is that its citizens will not merely refrain from objecting, but will stand and cheer the U.S. Government’s new power to assassinate their fellow citizens, far from any battlefield, literally without a shred of due process from the U.S. Government. Many will celebrate the strong, decisive, Tough President’s ability to eradicate the life of Anwar al-Awlaki — including many who just so righteously condemned those Republican audience members as so terribly barbaric and crass for cheering Governor Perry’s execution of scores of serial murderers and rapists — criminals who were at least given a trial and appeals and the other trappings of due process before being killed.

        http://www.salon.com/news/yemen/index.html?story=/opinion/greenwald/2011/09/30/awlaki

      11. Posted September 30, 2011 at 11:41 am | Permalink

        Since you like the Beatles, Mark, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this clip, which I think really catches the spirit of the band. Get well!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24gRK8I5DVA

      12. TaterSalad
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 11:43 am | Permalink

        Open thread right? Header time?

        Remember these names and firms tied to the Obama administration:
        http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_55606402-e611-11e0-9a20-001a4bcf6878.html

        Even Nancy Pelosi, along with her boss, Barack Obama are getting into the action on taxpayers money:
        http://weaselzippers.us/2011/09/30/pelosi-total-coincidence-my-brother-in-law-secured-737-million-federal-loan-for-green-energy-firm/

      13. TaterSalad
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 11:46 am | Permalink

        Seems there is a hypocrite tied to this website with the open thread and still a left wing comment before the thread. No where is there or has there ever been anything “offensive” as stated except for the typical liberal hacks complaining and swearing.

      14. K2
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 11:47 am | Permalink

        If there were a sideshow to come through town, and there was a tent that said “Watch Chris Christie Eat a Tire”, I would pay a dollar to see it. And I don’t mean “eat a tire” as a euphemism for dying or anything, like “kick the bucket.” I can really imagine him devouring a steel belted radial.

      15. TaterSalad
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 11:47 am | Permalink

        Donate to the Elizabeth Warren caign on a “Open thread”?? LOL

      16. anonymous
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 11:52 am | Permalink

        Not sure how I felt about all the laughter the elderly Native American man was getting at the end of that video, Doug. I’d love to have your take on it.

      17. Posted September 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

        I didn’t like that part. I did like, though, that the guitarists made no attempt to act like they were really playing.

      18. Mr. Y
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

        Can someone do me a favor and pepper spray Megyn Kelly in the face?

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-fQakL4L0I&feature=player_embedded

        Thanks.

      19. Meta
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

        Here Cornel West is at the Occupy Wall Street event, addressing the crowds. I’d say he deserves a high five.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XVaEWPWvXw

      20. TaterNation
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

        Barack Obama is “losing it”! How much longer before the lid blows off? Will he call if “quits”?

        http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=56840

      21. The TaterMan
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

        …Remember these names and firms tied to the Obama administration:
        http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_55606402-e611-11e0-9a20-001a4bcf6878.html

        Even Nancy Pelosi, along with her boss, Barack Obama are getting into the action on taxpayers money:
        http://weaselzippers.us/2011/09/30/pelosi-total-coincidence-my-brother-in-law-secured-737-million-federal-loan-for-green-energy-firm/

      22. Brainless
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

        Mark, I do believe that your response to Tatertot is the most brilliant thing I’ve seen in a while. Maybe aa.com needs to study you instead of their squishy policy of aggressive moderation.

      23. Eel
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

        On whom will the axe of “aggressive moderation” fall on next?

      24. Posted September 30, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

        I once did the same thing and watched the film Ghostbusters 2 (the one with the pink slime). When I awoke, there were sticky notes all around “discussing” the movie. Most of them were wholly incomprehensible and vaguely English and then one finally shone through:

        “Pink is just as good as any other color.”

        Please be safe.

      25. The TaterMan
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

        Barack Obama has absolutely NO regard for Latino human life for his support and approval of “Operation Fast & Furious” which provided weapons to the Mexican drug cartels that has killed Mexican citizens, along with American border patrol agents.

        http://visiontoamerica.org/4410/obama-evades-fast-and-furious-questions-from-latino-media/

        http://latinoissues.blogspot.com/

        http://www.mariowire.com/latino-community/2011/09/22/conservatives-seek-hispanic-vote/

        Join the Latino Tea Party: http://latinoamericanteaparty.org/

      26. The TaterMan
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

        Hey Brain-less (appropriate name) if this is brilliant then you and your buddy there really need to get a life instead of drinking NyQuil like the babies you guys are! By the way, I love the header above these posts. They kind of “highlight” the posts! Thanks!

      27. The TaterSalad
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

        WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ ARE THE CUT-AND-PASTE-DOMINATED MUSINGS OF A MICHIGAN LEFT WING MORON WHO CALLS HIMSELF ________. IF PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS ANY GUIDE, THEY WILL LIKLEY BE 1) DIFFICULT TO FOLLOW, 2) OFFENSIVE, AND 3) NOT RELEVANT TO THE SUBJECT AT HAND. WHILE MANY HAVE REQUESTED THAT HE BE BANNED FROM THE SITE, WE’VE CHOSEN A DIFFERENT ROUTE. WE CALL IT “___________”. FOR THE NEXT 6 MONTHS, ANYTHING THAT TATER WRITES WILL BE PRECEDED BY THIS NOTE, CAUTIONING PEOPLE NOT TO ENGAGE WITH HIM, AND, WHENEVER POSSIBLE, ENCOURAGING THEM TO MAKE DONATIONS TO THE Herman Cain CAMPAIGN IN HIS NAME. IF, BY THE END OF THIS PERIOD, HE’S PROVEN HIMSELF TO BE A CONSCIENTIOUS MEMBER OF THIS COMMUNITY, HOWEVER, HE WILL BE GIVEN ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY. PLEASE JOIN US IN PRAYING FOR HIM.

      28. The TaterSalad
        Posted September 30, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

        OPEN THREAD:

        Definition of a typical liberal:

        “The principal feature of American lib-tardism is sanctimoniousness. By loudly denouncing all bad things–war and hunger and date rape–liberals testify to their own terrific goodness. More important, they promote themselves to membership in a self-selecting elite of those who care deeply about such things… It’s a kind of natural aristocracy, and the wonderful thing about this aristocracy is that you don’t have to be brave, smart, strong, or even lucky to join it, you just have to be libtarded.”

        P. J. O’Rourke:

        Here is your typical liberal, Barack Obama supporter:

        1.
        http://noiri.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-obama-got-elected-by-these-voters.html
        ………and then we have this:
        2. http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=4zRbe3kv70A

        3. http://weaselzippers.us/2011/03/02/video-leftist-wisconsin-protesters-cant-explain-what-theyre-fighting-against/
        This is why the country is in the mess we are in. These are the typical people who support and vote for Democrats. Why do they vote this way. A simple answer of one word: “Entitlements”. The Party of Free!

        4. http://noiri.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-and-why-obama-got-elected-idiot.html

        5. http://dailybail.com/home/meet-chairman-bernankes-replacement-happy-hour-in-santa-cruz.html

        6. …………..and then we have this typical moonbat liberal, Joy Behar:
        http://weaselzippers.us/2011/03/16/lefty-loon-joy-behar-im-sure-the-people-in-concentration-camps-made-jokes-about-each-other-and-the-nazis/#comment-86451

        7. At $174,000.00 per year plus expenses, Linda Sanchez (D), California just can’t make it from week to week! Pathetic!

        http://www.ihatethemedia.com/congresswoman-linda-sanchez-demands-her-paycheck-during-shutdown?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ihatethemedia+%28I+Hate+the+Media%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo

        8. Now we have your typical liberal/Democratic Congresswoman: http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=43579

        9. Twelve (12) reasons why people voted for a Democrat in the past:
        http://visiontoamerica.org/story/top-12-reasons-why-your-friends-may-have-voted-for-a-democrat.html

        10. Wisconsin capital, Tea Party, 4/15/2011 where left wing trash show their true selfs and the lowest form of morals and principals.
        http://weaselzippers.us/2011/04/16/new-civility-leftists-protesting-tea-party-rally-i-wipe-my-ass-with-the-american-flag/

        11. The liberal, Democratic Party, known as the Party of Food Stamps has now entered a new “low” in morality and here is why: http://weaselzippers.us/2011/04/20/liberals-hit-new-low-keep-digging-attack-paul-ryan-because-his-father-died-young-resulting-in-survivor-benefits/

        12. http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=43998

        13. http://weaselzippers.us/2011/04/20/liberals-hit-new-low-keep-digging-attack-paul-ryan-because-his-father-died-young-resulting-in-survivor-benefits/

        14. “If we can’t get our entitlements from the government, then we will steal them”!
        http://www.theblaze.com/stories/flash-mobs-of-bandits-and-looter-in-d-c-yes/

        15. Here are e-mails of your typical left wing liberal Obama supporters who
        hate people of other political beliefs while they are suffering from the
        tornadoes. How low-life can these people get?
        http://weaselzippers.us/2011/04/29/wapo-commenters-bashing-tornado-victims-gods-wrath-for-the-christian-right-teabaggers-gop/

        16. Patriotism is the last ditch effort/refuge used by the liberal, Democratic Party, better know as the “Party of Food Stamps”.

        http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2011/05/patriotism-is-last-refuge-of-liberal.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FromNyToIsraelSultanRevealsTheStoriesBehindTheNews+%28from+NY+to+Israel+Sultan+Reveals+The+Stories+Behind+the+News%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo

        17. ……..and the typical Barack Obama supporter:
        http://weaselzippers.us/2011/06/17/sign-the-petition-to-ban-job-killing-atms/
        18. Special Report #6: http://fangsout.tripod.com/abledanger/

        19. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg98BvqUvCc

        20. The attached video provides some insight to America into a typical Barack Obama supporter who has completely NO concept of what a free market, free society and capitalist system is all about. This person is what the Democratic Party prays on for their support and votes by providing
        “entitlements” to them, paid for by someone else who is working. This is what the conservative people of America are “up against” ………….Free Loaders! How many do you know?
        http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=54356#comment-73859

        21. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg98BvqUvCc

        22. The video that tells it like it is. Signs that you are a liberal/progressive and don’t even know it……….yet!
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRuh3BXW9wA

        23. http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=55931

      29. Bob
        Posted October 1, 2011 at 7:13 am | Permalink

        The nuts are really shaking off the tree now.

      30. Posted October 1, 2011 at 9:19 am | Permalink

        Taters, I’d just like to make a few things clear. 1) Other conservatives leave comments here, and we welcome their contributions. 2) We allowed your posts to continue for months and months without any interference. Finally, though, it got to be too much. 3) This text preceding your comments is temporary. I’d love to have it removed. All you need to do is show us that you can leave relevant and coherent comments. In other words, just because the word “Muslim” appears in a post, it doesn’t mean your 2006 article about a Muslim man having sex with a goat is appropriate. And this doesn’t mean we’re trying to stop you from expressing yourself. I would ask the same of a Muslim man who, every time I mentioned something involving a white man, posted a link to the story from a year or so ago concerning a Michigan man caught fucking his neighbor’s horse. I guess what I’m trying to say is that we’d welcome a civil and constructive conversation with you, if you’re capable of it. All we ask is that you make an effort to be respectful, thoughtful and coherent.

      31. Grammys Question
        Posted February 13, 2012 at 10:54 am | Permalink

        As there’s not a thread about the Grammys, I thought that I’d ask this here.

        Which of the two following links do you find most upsetting, and why?

        http://i.imgur.com/nhTNs.jpg

        http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/horrible-reactions-to-chris-brown-at-the-grammys

      32. Walt
        Posted February 13, 2012 at 11:27 am | Permalink

        What I find most upsetting is that Chris Brown totally ripped off Amon Tobin.

        Amon Tobin
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWai4UZ0OqI

        Chris Brown
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZR9ZrF_ICU

      33. anonymous
        Posted February 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

        Doesn’t every little girl in America daydream about who she’d like to be beaten by?

      34. Eel
        Posted April 9, 2012 at 7:51 am | Permalink

        If Chris Wallace was my son, I would have killed myself long ago.

      35. conspiracy theorist
        Posted December 13, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

        Has anyone suggested that the death of Kate Middleton’s nurse, who is thought to have taken her life, may have actually been murdered by the royal family?

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