July 14, 2006

There's kind of a theme here today...

Don't you think? Althouse Vlog #3 explains:



(Link.)

22 comments:

bearbee said...

Carnival of Cats

Robert said...

My goodness. It's like looking through a time machine, Ann. You bear the most striking resemblance to my late grandmother when she was a young woman. (Be complimented, for she was a gracious and elegant person of real class.)

I've always seen a slight resemblance in the stills, but the video brings it to life. Now I'm a little sniffly.

Mark Daniels said...

I had forgotten how virulently anti-shorts on men you are. I hate shorts and have had a running battle with my wife who, for thirty-two years, has tried to get me to wear the stupid things. I will sometimes slip a pair on when I first wake up in the morning and when I go to the gym. Otherwise, I can't imagine why I would wear them. (Besides, I have chicken legs anyway.)

joeschmo1of3 said...

It's true how posting in a daily blog can just generate themes. Today, for no apparent reason, I started talking about chocolate, even though I don't have a sweet tooth or eat it all that much. But the interesting science articles today involved chocolate. Wouldn't that be much more fun to blog about than men wearing shorts? (I wear shorts all the time, I can't stand pants!)

Ann Althouse said...

Stop trying to distract me with chocolate.

Maxine Weiss said...

Tell us about the hairdo.

Who does your hair?

Any hairstyling tips?

Setting instructions?

Peace, Maxine

chuck b. said...

If there's *one* thing [you] like about blogging... come on! There's more than one thing you like about blogging! :) A lot more than one thing I surmise.

chuck b. said...

If there's one thing I don't like about vlogging, it's that I have to sit and watch the whole thing. It stops when I click in to the comments. I can surf all over the place while I listen to a podcast, but the vlog requires I come to a complete stop. That's hard for me.

Sanjay said...

chuck b. hits why I use vlogs less (and watch bloggingheads a lo less than I'd like to). But here I am looking again.

Thoughts:
1) in homage to Mickey Kaus, it really shouldn't be a little coffee cup but some obscenely huge Big Gulp of coffee if you can manage.

2) Visually nicer. You're just less in my face than the last vlog, however you've positioned things. Which is nice -- with bloggingheads I'm watching two people converse with each other so screw it if they fill up the space. With these things I'm sort of sitting silent in a discussion with you, and, I like you a little farther away, y'know? (Interesting experment: everyone knows about different cultures' different "personal space." See if it correlates with how far away people sit with the camera in vlogs.)

My two cents.

Ann Althouse said...

Chuck: Just open a second window!

Ann Althouse said...

Sanjay: But you can sit farther away from the screen!

chuck b. said...

That's reasonable but not really practicable. I just wouldn't do it. It would be better for me if your vlog opened a second window for me.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

What about chocolate-covered little creatures?

Simon said...

"I can surf all over the place while I listen to a podcast, but the vlog requires I come to a complete stop."

I've found that to be situation normal with one of these "vlogs"; particularly when the vlogger looks directly into the camera (as Ann's got the hang of now), it is very, very difficult to not stop what you're doing, to pay attention, and to look them in the eye. I think it's a reflex from watching TV news, but isn't that the whole point of vlogging? To look your audience directly in the eye and say your peace (and, for the audience, to look the vlogger in the eyeand hear what they have to say).

That's the problem with vlogs - regardless of minor complaints about windows and the like, they demand undivided attention.

Johnny Nucleo said...

I love the Vlogs, but I have to go on record. The term Vlog does not work. It sounds like Blog. Vee-Log works, but it's too technical. I don't know what the solution is. If I'm wrong, and Vlog becomes a word, I was just joking.

Johnny Nucleo said...

Actually, maybe the word does work. Does it work? Vlog. It looks cool. It works when reading it. If you were familiar with the word it might work when hearing it.

Palladian said...

Blodeo

^_^ said...

Hey don't forget that The Dude wore nothing but shorts, and well.

price said...

I am so charmed by your office set-up... every professor I've ever had has that giant wall of books. Is your office also seven feet wide and littered with Far Side cartoons? Do your windows also overlook a courtyard with vending machines? When you look outside the door, am I sitting on the floor patiently waiting to discuss my illustrated-stageplay-in-lieu-of-research-paper? I don't miss college that much, but I do miss visiting professors in their habitats.

Maxine Weiss said...

When you go to your 40th high school reunion, uh.... I mean 30th, .....

Don't you feel bad that you are ruining the element of surprise for your former classmates?

They are not supposed to have seen you for 30, 40 years, and are supposed to be paralyzed by the wistful changes that time has brought.

You are destroying that sense of wonder and wistful-ness that all high-school reunion-goers expect.

At least put up a sign (Spoilers) above the vlog.

Hold a little something back, for upcoming school reunions.

Peace, Maxine

Ann Althouse said...

Maxine: First of all, it will be my 40th high school reunion in 2009. Second of all, I've never heard of a high school reunion at my high school, and I've never been to any college, law school, or high school reunion. There are a lot of things I don't do.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

If we wanted to "encourage" your next class reunion, would it cost more or less than you eating an egg sandwich?