September 30, 2006

Terse.

Curse?

43 comments:

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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$CAV3NG3R said...

I don't know if this makes me creepy or a compliment to you but it certainly means i've been reading this blog far too much, 'cause last night I had a dream and you were in it Prof. Althouse. I guess I should take a break for a while.

Dave said...

Huh?

$CAV3NG3R said...

Just to clarify, there was nothing nasty going on in that dream.

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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Meade said...

Nurse!

Tranquili...zers!

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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JohnF said...

Ann's gone crazy?

Or just lazy?

Brains now gone, replaced by feathers?

Is it just Wisconsin weathers?

We'll outlast her blogging lack

Just as long as she'll come back.

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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Christy said...

Xtreme Instapunditesque?

dave said...

We'll outlast her blogging hack

Please, dear Jesus, don't come back.


Fixed your typo.

vbspurs said...

"Terse."

Wish I could be.

Cheers,
Victoria

Maf54 said...

ne1 in madison wanna go private, press 2

peter hoh said...

This is starting to look lik the Instapundit blog. All that's missing is the "Heh."

George said...

To these verses,
I am averse.

Maxine Weiss said...

antidisestablishmentarianism

Doyle said...

How can you not link to this?

This is the Most Emailed story on the NYT, and it is excellent.

Anonymous said...

I was going to suggest some sort of Instapundit related Instaoneupmanship regarding the Instaterse posts, but someone beat me to that suggestion.

It's Instaenvy?

Yet, it's not like she needs an Instalanche.

Maybe after reading too many overly long winded papers submitted by law students, law professors long for linguistic simplicity after about the 3rd or 4th week of classes.

Jim H said...

Doyle, that isn't a story, it's an opinion piece, and not a convincing one at that.

Ricardo said...

Habeas?

Maybeus?

Palladian said...

dave?

rave!

depraved

knave.

dave?

shave,

bathe.

Doyle?

disloyal

soiled

foil.

Doyle said...

jim h -

The "Most Emailed" list includes both opinion and news, so calling it the most emailed opinion piece would have understated its popularity.

Convincing? Maybe not, but certainly interesting.

Brent said...

ruthAnne-$cave3ng3r-dave went to town

Doo Dah. Doo Dah.

meade-johnf-christy-vbspurs-maf54

Oh de doo dah day!

Chorus:
peter hoh-george-maxine-doyle all night!

xwl-jim-ricardo-palladian all day!

I bet my blog on some . . . .

Henry said...

Doyle -- it is entertaining. Thanks for the link.

Consider the parallels...

I love the part where Pompey is given full control of the Roman treasury to build the new sports stadium.

DRJ said...

Prof. Althouse merges art and law to produce Linguistic Minimalism.

Brian said...

JohnF asks,

"Ann's gone crazy?"

Not crazy. Just brain dead. No cause for alarm, though. Eventually, each brain death is followed by a mental rebirth and renewal.

I'm a bit surprised no one has noticed the clues provided by Ann (or her stand-in). If you take the last nine posts, translate them into Swahili, and read them backwards while chanting "number 9, number 9, number 9," you will hear the phrase "Ann is (brain)dead, Ann is (brain) dead, Ann is (brain)dead." Couple this with the posted photographs of large ketchup and mustard containers (an obvious symbolic reference to recent death in all primitive, carnivorous cultures) and the passing of Ann's old mind is clear.

I'm eager to see what thoughts Ann's reborn, refreshed and renewed mind, no longer shackled by the rusty chains of Republican Party talking points, will bring to this blog.

Joan said...

Please, dear Jesus, don't come back.

Dave should take his own advice.

Johnny Nucleo said...

Little "D" Dave, why do you hate Ann and Jesus so much? Or were you using "dear Jesus" as a exclamation?

Either way, Jesus loves you. I suspect Ann pities you. Me, I hate your guts. So really, you should be hating me. Do you hate me? I hope so. Please tell me you hate me.

(It occurs to me, Little "D" Dave, that by changing what you wrote to "Please, dear Jesus, don't let her come back," it could be a prayer! But Jesus doesn't really do that kind of stuff. He's more into love. When I wish ill toward my enemies, I pray to Crom. You should try praying to Crom. It's fun!)

Palladian said...
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Palladian said...

"I'm eager to see what thoughts Ann's reborn, refreshed and renewed mind, no longer shackled by the rusty chains of Republican Party talking points, will bring to this blog."

So Ann may, on the third election cycle, rise from the dark tomb of double-plus-ungood-think and start supporting the policies(?) of the Democratic party? Cool! In the meantime, I'm glad to see that the undead lefty commenters have enough of their decomposing brains left to remember their talking points, so that they can stumble around from blog to blog searching for victims. Brains! Taxes! Multilateralism! Global Warming! Healthcare! No brains for oil!

Brian said...

Palladian says,

"So Ann may, on the third election cycle, rise from the dark tomb of double-plus-ungood-think and start supporting the policies(?) of the Democratic party? Cool!"

Lol. Although I hope you're thinking of two-year cycles and using '02 as the first one. I don't know if this country can survive until '08.

Actually, I have no interest in anyone using anyone else's talking points. My interests are: critical thought; logical analysis; and seeing if I can provoke Ann into posting a photo of Madison's version of Abbey Road (complete with all the historical clues, of course).

Kent said...

Alternative?

Anal retentive.

Mortimer Brezny said...

Every dream I have about Ann Althouse is nasty. Because she is just too hot and brilliant to resist. Too bad I do not live in Wisconsin.

Simon said...

"I don't know if this country can survive until '08."

We'll do just fine if the Democratic party in Congress ceases to exist as a coherent unit after January '06. That way we can start from scratch in '08 without any serious danger of those people obtaining any kind of influence over government.

Garage Mahal said...
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Garage Mahal said...

Brian
Excuse me, but are you saying that blogging about ketchup bottles, and barbie dolls, means somehow that Prof Althouse doesn't have a stand on torture legislation, and the elimination of habeas corpus for prisoners captured in Pakistan, Iraq, Italy, and Canada?

That's pretty pre-9/11, don't you think? King John, 1215? Please.

I submit to you, that for some, these are tough issues for a Law Professor to wrap their brains around. Maybe Prof Althouse does not wish to "take sides" on the elimination of habeas corpus so close to an election, and therefore influencing anyones mind. This IS a Law Blog by the way.

Let me ask you; Is there a better individual to "interpret" the Geneva, and what is, or is not torture, than our President, George W Bush ?

Lastly, I'll take the House Leader Dennis Hastert at his word, when he says anyone opposed to this bill is "coddling terrorists" What reason would I have to doubt his word? Just a a month ago I saw on Speaker Hastert Website, under Upcoming Events, "Keeping Kids Safe in Cyberspace Commmunity Meeting August 29th"

Seems like a good enough guy for me.

Simon said...

Garage Mahal said...
"This IS a Law Blog by the way."

Althouse (the blog, rather than the host) is many things, but it stretches credulity to suggest that it is exclusively - or even primarily - a "law blog." It is a blog written by a law professor; but just as you wouldn't say that my blog is an "internet technology blog" just because it's written by someone who works in that industry and because I occaisionally comment on those issues, you can't rally consider this to be a blawg. When a law topic does come up, obviously Ann speaks (by virtue of her position) with a certain level of authority that doesn't attatch to her commentary on other subjects, but that doesn't make this a blawg.

Jim H said...

We'll outlast her blogging hack

Please, dear Jesus, don't come back.


Uh, Dave, if you don't wish to read Professor Althouse's posts, there are many other fine sites on the internet--many of which never link to this one.

amba said...

Curse, mos def. You're making us work way too hard. Look at these people jumping through hoops. Tsk.

Ann Althouse said...

Special thanks to all the commenters who stuck to the one-word theme and to those who remembered that this blog is an art project.

Ricardo legitimately brought up the detainees bill because he used monoverbalism. Those who just railed about the detainees, well, you're so out of synch with my way of thinking that if I did explain my position on the thing, you wouldn't understand it.

The Tiger said...

Verse.

David said...

adverse!

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