MSNBC Lists Steve Kornacki’s Caffeine Intake In Ad Praising His Pennsylvania Election Show [VIDEO]

Earlier this week we noted that MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki had stolen the show with his coverage of the Pennsylvania House race. Today MSNBC has posted a tribute to Kornacki which breaks down his coffee, espresso, and macchiato consumption as the show rolled into the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Judging by the network’s well-wishes, it appears that Kornacki has since had surgery on his “hurt paw.”

  • Charlie In SF

    He’s got a lot of genuine enthusiasm; I like him.

  • Prost Seattle

    Passion is always entertaining.

  • bkmn

    He plays on our team too.

  • Jonathan Smith

    personally, and this is just me, I found his…..enthusiasm “OMG!!!!We have ANOTHER TALLY IN!!!!!!!! {SCREAMS}”
    kind of frigging annoying.

    • Butch

      I posted something similar on another thread. I normally really like the guy but I found this performance so irritating that I changed the channel. I’m not sure that this minute-by-minute coverage of pending election results is really helpful to begin with, and his over the top, hyper performance was just too much for me.

      • SkokieGuy- playing Helen card

        I like him, but couldn’t watch. Essentially nothing happened for long stretches, but we had to endure his ongoing restating of minutiae at such a rapid pace as to be exhausting to witness, especially given the time of day.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          I was hooked. The whole “will they/won’t they” on the absentee ballots; how many were still out; how complete were the different districts; what has to happen. This was dirty, need-to-know stuff.

          Beats the hell out of the bald guy spawned from the loins of Politico doing Kremlinology.

          • thatotherjean

            It reminded me of the early-TV general elections, before computers came into use–). Then, there were lots of people changing numbers by hand as new totals came in, much excitement as runners came in with new vote totals, keeping track of which party won which state on a big map with different colors for different parties (it was black-and-white TV, so one party was a dark color, and one was light). It was kind of fun to see an election again where everything wasn’t already over by 8:30 EST. Walter Cronkite was a lot more laid back than Steve Kornacki, though.

      • Gustav2

        Even the panel was chuckling.

    • Chuck in NYC

      Nah — I loved it. Agree to disagree.

  • bkmn

    O/T – interesting new study that homo sapiens intermixed with both Neanderthals and Denisovians in our journey to the present.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/03/15/humans-bred-with-this-mysterious-species-more-than-once-new-study-shows/?utm_term=.3b45cde99432

    • Butch

      Fundamentalists MUST be able to find something in their bible to condemn this heathen practice.

      • Lars Littlefield

        Sinners who escaped the flood, no doubt.

    • Henry Auvil

      That’s because they hadn’t passed anti-miscegenation laws yet.

      • IamSmartypants

        Actually, they were all generally dark-skinned back then, although a
        European population had evolved a gene for blue eye color. White skin didn’t really appear until about 8,000 years ago.

    • Tulle Christensen

      Are you surprised that hominids did each other?

      • Gustav2

        Shocking.

      • William

        They didn’t have watermelons back then.

    • Lars Littlefield

      This is something I’ve always believed and still believe. They didn’t necessarily die out, nor did modern man eat them all, we just interbred until everything settled . . . mostly. And I base my convictions on the Strasbourg family who live in Highland, Utah. They were kindly potato farmers, all very red redheads, and the women (mother and daughters) looked exactly like the Neanderthals frozen in dioramas at the natural history museum. Geeze, those women were ugly. Same broad shoulders, lanky arms and exceptionally bad teeth. The men had the same foreheads and low brows. The were a stocky people. And just for decoration, the Strasbourgs had a natural cave on their farm where the kids in the area would gather to explore and share those funny feelings we all experienced as the hormones took over when preteens.

      • Galvestonian

        I think I was in the Navy with one of them …

    • Kruhn

      Hey, we humans love to have sex. To quote that song from the 90’s People Are Still Having Sex. That’s why we haven’t had multiple species despite some isolated pockets of humanity. If we could do what comes naturally and did it smartly and with respect to our partners we’d be more like Bonobos and less like Chimpanzees!

    • bearLvrFL

      Diversity! 😉

  • ColdCountry

    The Risen Mitten.

  • Gigi

    I could watch him all day. Love his energy.

  • Lazycrockett

    Shawn Peirce wins the internet for the day.

  • Treant

    He’s even more energetic than I am, and I barely sit down.

    • Tulle Christensen

      That is disappointing

  • Devon Rodriguez
  • Henry Auvil

    Watch the caffeine intake, dude. That shit could kill you someday.

    • Treant

      I average well over 200 mg per day and I’m fine.

      I often have pains under my left arm, but fine.

    • Bubba in TX

      Do we think those are the actual drinks he consumed, or was it more of a joke by MSNBC? The drinks seemed to get stronger and stronger as the night went on (according to the commercial).

  • Devon Rodriguez
  • Bubba in TX

    Has he been parodied on SNL yet? I could see them doing a straightforward MSNBC spoof, or perhaps he could show up as a special commentator for something like a high school student council election.

    “We have now heard from 97% of the homerooms. Jaden has inched his way up to within 14 votes of Brittney, but we have yet to hear from the more conservative Room 205….”

    • Natty Enquirer

      Not sharp enough. Have Kornacki give the blow-by-blow on a tape of Trump and Stormy.

      • Bubba in TX

        But doesn’t it have to be something with numbers?

      • Nowhereman

        Blow by blow~HAH!

    • MichaelJ

      If you got him to take a break from political reporting I bet he’d be a good SNL host.

      • Bubba in TX

        He could certainly be a guest analyst on Weekend Update.

  • Blake J Butler

    He was giving me inspiration ideas Tuesday night early Wednesday morning.

    Up against the board…… well the rest is just fantasy. I’ve always had it for the hot nerds.

    And the devastatingly handsome weathermen, Sam Champion is the same way with me.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYN94neWAAAaQMI.jpg

    http://cdn01.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/champion-strips/sam-champion-strips-off-board-shorts-to-show-speedo-18.jpg

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I saw the paper-in-the-mouth moment live.

      Truly adorkable.

      • Bubba in TX

        He looked rather dog-like at that moment, didn’t he? I also got to see his spit-out-the-pen moment. It definitely wasn’t sexy, but it was very adorkable.

    • William

      Sam is married. His husband will cut you.

      • Jonathan Smith

        his husband can join in.
        no problem

      • Lars Littlefield

        Is sam the white muscle chunk in the top photo?

        • William

          The guy in the swimsuit.

          • Lars Littlefield

            He’s the right age. And just a hint of a tool shed. Carried correctly that can be sexy.

      • Blake J Butler

        There’s no moral crime in fantasizing until you act on it when it comes to married men. I know my boundaries and self limits.

    • Hank

      I had NO idea who Sam Champion was, until last years Hurricane Irma hit South Florida. Then he was on my TV. When he was soaking wet, I just wanted to imagine it was all sweat, so I could lick it off every inch him!!!

  • Leo
    • Gustav2

      Dry humor?

    • bkmn

      I think Kelly wants to get off the ride.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Do you want to go FASTER? Touch Steve Kornacki’s hand if you want to go FASTER!

    • Tulle Christensen

      Kelly its energy, staff energy, not chaos, looking to get fired or something

    • The_Wretched

      I’m amused by the idea that Trump is the very leak of the anti-Trump gossip we get daily.

      • PickyPecker

        It’s been his M.O. in his other business dealings.

        • The_Wretched

          it’s really stupid.

          (just to be a bit obvious)

          • Leo

            He pretended to be his own publicist. I’m bored at this point.

          • PickyPecker

            ‘Stable Genius’

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Consider the source.

    • Sam_Handwich

      Kelly also defended HUD Sec. Ben Carson, who is under
      pressure for spending $31,000 on a furniture set. Kelly said $31,000
      sounds like a lot of money, but to put it in context he asked a reporter
      how much they think the chair they’re sitting on costs. Kelly said it’s
      probably worth hundreds of dollars but it will last a long time. He
      rationalized Carson’s $31,000 outlay by saying the table could last for
      80 or 100 years.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Dude. I saw that furniture. It ain’t an 80/100 year suite.

        You fucking liar.

    • William

      Really? I’m stunned.

  • Blake J Butler
    • When they were running against him he was Pelosi’s puppet. Now that he’s won they want to take credit for him. He’s a center-left Democrat, like much of the party. He’s the kind of candidate that can win in purplish-red districts like his. He’s far left of his opponent, which shows just how far to the right the GOP had gone.

      • Galvestonian

        Do not forget that district in Pennsylvania was a gerrymandered district and supposedly was considered ‘impossible’ by the Republicans for a Democrat to win.

  • Steven B
    • PickyPecker
      • bkmn

        I’m not sure he would recognize Barron.

        • Tulle Christensen

          He thinks he is offering the job to the lawn guy

        • William

          You know, that kid from the elevator.

          • bkmn

            He hangs around that rented pair of tits a lot.

          • JCF

            Heh-heh, Q: How do you tittilate an ocelot? A: Oscillate her…

        • fuzzybits

          That kid that was with the woman who I kept the umbrella from.

      • Lazycrockett

        “Who are you mister?”

    • Leo

      Major Garrett’s saying everyone’s too distracted with the faction wars to replace Hope to care about this. I don’t think he’s going to follow through.

    • The_Wretched

      Hey! Sarah not 30 minutes ago said no. Very stable and calm over there. Totally normal.

      • Well if she said that then this time he might actually leave or be canned. I’m not sure what it’s called when you quit and are fired at the same time.

        • Jonathan Smith

          “The White House.”
          “i QUIT!”
          “you can’t quit, you are FIRED! see, i put it on twitter and everything!”

    • William
      • Tread

        Who the fuck is that?

        • William

          Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu. They were taken outside and shot a few minutes after this was photographed. He was the president of Romania and she was an evil creature.

          They lived in ultra luxury while their own people starved.

    • Jalapeño Business

      I just read they came to a truce, which of course means the exact opposite. Trump is a narcissist. He’s burning it down just to watch it burn. It’s the only way he can feel in control. This is a very dangerous time.

      https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/974652343542337536

    • fuow

      If only there had been an alternative. Had another candidate run, someone more suitable. Less given to pussy-grabbing, rape and treason.
      Someone who had demonstrated their ability to govern. Someone who plays well with others.
      Sigh. Hindsight is always 20-20, нет?

  • Lazycrockett

    “Does Homer Simpson get a job here by the time we are done?” – Jim Messina

  • Natty Enquirer

    Kornacki was fully manic. Makes me wonder if he’s bipolar.

    • The_Wretched

      or just trained up for on air excitement.

      • Natty Enquirer

        Yeah, it could have been direction. But it was painfully unsubtle to the point of insult.

    • fuow

      It’s not manic and it’s not bipolar. I had to learn to s-l-o-w down to ”normal’ speed in my speech and actions as a kid.
      Sometimes I forget. Was handed a two page memo at a meeting of my party last year. Read it throw, handed it back, was told that I needed to read it, not just glance at it.
      Told the stupid, slow, dim-wit every one of the 11 bullet points in it and mentioned three typos.
      The slo-mo life-form was not amused.

  • PickyPecker
    • joe ho

      How did Maine get so many right-wing white nationalist nutjobs? A mayor was retweeting anti-Semitic articles.

      • Hank

        Having worked off and on in Maine, it is a relatively large state geographically for the New England region, with a relatively small population, spread out in isolated towns. The Northern half has population, that are descendants from the French similar to the Quebecois. They are quite conservative.
        The only 2 “cities” are Portland and Bangor, neither of them really large. Surprisingly, these areas are more liberal, than the small towns.

        • Adam King

          And it’s very white.

          • jixter

            And it’s very, very white.

      • Harveyrabbit
      • jixter

        Keyword: Hegemony.

        The South is known for its right-wing types and New England is known for its left-wing types. Truth to be told, both wings are everywhere but various wings tend to have more prominence in certain regions.

        New England has what are called ‘Swamp-Yankees’; descendants of the early settlers who didn’t own slaves, get rich and turn their blood blue. They tended to move away from the population centers and are now found in the sticks. Every New England state has some – even tiny Rhode Island (in the towns along the border with Connecticut).

        These days, Swamp Yankees have diversified and now include immigrant populations like Italian, Irish and French-Canadians who like to pretend that they’ve been here forever and whose politics turned ugly some time ago.

        That should explain Maine. Like gay folk, they’re everywhere.

        • fuow

          Having fought and fought and fought with a small but very stupid and self-destructive faction of the GLBT movement in Maine during the first marriage campaign (the ones who didn’t want my transgender companion going door to door with me), I have come to the conclusion that it’s not just a right-wing problem – most folks in Maine are normal, but there’s a statistically significant group of totally fucked up asswipes there who are happy to see everything burn to the ground if they can’t get their way, every time and at all costs.
          Literally.

    • JCF

      And now Leslie has DROPPED OUT!!!! 😀

  • Cuberly Deux

    Steve is one of the few high-energy people I’ve seen where it doesn’t make them annoying. He’s adorkable.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6b233ce388a7c9b0a0ee0b5006c93bc2fde96cd84bac830452129f7bb345eb43.gif

    • JCF

      Look out, somebody’s about to pee on the floor. ;-X

  • Moebym of the Returners

    Saw a report that the NSA was fired by Trump. Is it true?

    • The_Wretched

      time stamp? Trump hasn’t fired-fired him yet so far as I know and SHS said McMasters was still at his job about an hour ago.

      • Treant

        I also want an official report before I give in to the McMasterbation.

        • Tulle Christensen

          At a young age I learned to bait hooks, and though the years with practice I went from apprentice, to journeyman and finally a master baiter

      • Jonathan Smith

        my, how time flies when you have Twitter…..

      • bkmn

        Trump hasn’t decided how to fire him yet, Instagram/Snapchat/AOL Instant Messenger.

        • The_Wretched

          Covfefe boy with a post it note; at dinner.

    • jimbo65

      He’ll probably fire McCabe first. Just in time to screw over hs retirement bennies

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    Im not a fan….

  • Leo
    • Gustav2

      but…but…but judge, I lie for a living!

      • prixator

        I’m a Republican, fer chrissakes!

  • bkmn

    O/T – another enemy of Putin dead by strangulation in London, after his warning to ex-pats about living in Great Britain.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/world-news/nikolai-glushkov-death-strangled-london

  • Randy Ellicott
    • Randy Ellicott

      Dont read the comments though! Philly.com is a cesspool for the deranged deplorables to comment.

  • fuzzybits