September 24, 2006

Audible Althouse #66.

This podcast has a morbid theme! Yet somehow I fall prey to hysterical laughter at one point. You've been warned.

Stream it right through your computer here. But the hysterical and morbid alike fall prey to a subscription on iTunes:
Ann Althouse - Audible Althouse

13 comments:

Russell said...

I like the hidden bonus track. Just like on some of the early pressings of Nirvana's Nevermind.

Anonymous said...

hilarious, althouse

Derve said...

Ann: Do you have a funny 'stealing food from the cafeteria' story that you'd like to share with the class?

There must be something more behind all that laughter.

stephenb said...

Yea, I'm with Russell. Matchbox 20 I think had a hidden bonus track at the end of its first CD. I feel like an idiot for continuing to listen for 10 minutes.

"We have no desire to make anybody look like a blithering idiot, but we do love it when they do."
- Stephen Colbert (and Ann Althouse)

Palladian said...

Wha...


LOL. I was just typing "What bonus track?" above when the Audible Althouse theme song blasted through my speakers. The podcast finished 10 minutes ago and I didn't notice that the track was still playing. Ending morbid with a scare. Are you trying to kill us?

I love how something that is not particularly hilarious will sometimes hit the correct spots and cause a fit of laughter. I just had this experience a week or so ago, while watching this video. I was completely incapacitated for 5 minutes. And hey, it's kind of morbid too, at least in an indirect way. I think this creature should be sent to Switzerland.

Ann Althouse said...

Sorry about the "bonus track." I didn't see that clip. Should I fix it and substitute a new version or will that screw everything up? I won't let it happen again.

Ann Althouse said...

Palladian: That clip made me sad! That animal is so unhappy and must have suffered something terrible in the past.

Johnny Nucleo said...

I was all excited about the bonus track, but it is just the theme song!

I thought there were going to be scenes from next week's exciting episode, or funny outtakes, or Satan stuff.

Regarding Ellen Barkin's jewelry. Desmond Morris' agrees with you. His theory is that women's love of jewelry is actually some kind of evolutionary thing. They love it because it is portable wealth, which they can use if they ever need to split in a hurry.

That is why I never buy women jewelry. I buy them land! Nothing says I love you and will never, ever let you leave me, like land.

Ann Althouse said...

Look, you guys have to learn: the right present for a woman is: jewelry. Period. Not a sweater. Not a book. Not a gadget. Jewelry.

Derve said...

Look, you guys have to learn: the right present for a woman is: jewelry. Period.

Reminds me of this old one...
Q. What's the difference between a Catholic wife and a Jewish wife?
A. A Catholic wife has real orgasms and fake jewelry.

Anonymous said...

Haven't heard it yet. But you laugh so very well. It's something to look forward too.

XWL said...

Good podcast, keep them coming.

Or not, whichever you find more edifying.

Now to head over to bloggingheads and see how that went.

a psychiatrist who learned from veterans said...

That was kind of a method actor's podcast, a bring it out of yourself sort of thing. I can dig it and see why you would be nervous. I always thought complaining about cafeteria food was kind of an honor thing, defend your home and mother and all. It wasn't about a real comparison of the food. Then also I went to a seminary camp for a week when I was a kid, communicated to my mother that I had arrived by asking for a bogus individual on a Person to Person call. Lost 12 pounds because I couldn't get seconds on the cafeteria food, not being in the distributors coterie I figured. As far as the Pope's 'manipulation,' I enjoyed the smoothness of his transitions. Quoting Paleologus about Mohammed adding 'only evil or inhumane' things was, at least in part, to give, as it were stage directions, to Paleologus' comments, to tell you where he was coming from. The Pope identified them as 'brusque' in a way I think to indicate that, in themselves, they might lack a nuance or be misleading. However the comment about 'evil and inhumane' set up the next sentence as that of a critic nicely. In any event, now that the speech has been parsed, the word 'schlechte' which he used is 'bad' rather than 'evil,'to use the present blog, something like our view of stealing cafeteria food. Finally, Camus rather wonderfully said 'the first question of philosophy,' not necessarily the central or most insightful, was whether or not to commit suicide. It was in a way to say that before you can have perception you must have cathexis, interest or attachment. A way thus to live in the philosophical history of Kant and Freud.