By: Matthew Cordell on July 18, 2008 Onion Web Editor Baratunde Thurston was on stage for a long time tonight as filler for the tremendously late Howard Dean. Netroots was lucky to have him. He kept the crowd juiced, despite the fact that everyone was packing distracting gadgets. To paraphrase one of his jokes: I know, I know, you’re bloggers, so I can’t ask you to turn your cell phone off. Just, please, turn them down. And, if you’ve got a pager…just leave. There’s a very small bus outside to take you back to 1994. There are Vanilla Ice mix tapes on board.