April 12, 2007

The way things look in Madison, Wisconsin.

April snow

I've got to get out in that crazy snow. Before going, I wanted to link to my new Bloggingheads episode but it's not up yet, so I'll just link to the main site and you can check for it in a while. I don't know what the title is going to be, but it could be something like "Breasts! Breasts! Breasts!" or "Is Bob Forcing Althouse to Keep Talking About Breasts?" or "The Thing After Which Althouse Will Never Ever Have to Talk About Breasts Ever Again, We Hope" or "We Don't Care What They Say, We Just Want to Know If She Has a Crazy Freakout Meltdown."

UPDATE: Here is is. The title is "All About Ann." So, fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Wow, the comments over at bhTV are so lame! La la la I can't hear what you're saying about Bill Clinton.

28 comments:

Maxine Weiss said...

"Too many people who don't look good enough. I'd like to see them look better"--Althouse

HOSIERY.

Maxine Weiss said...

"I'd like to see people have some style and individuality"---Althouse

...then curl your hair!

Peace, Maxine

AllenS said...

I see that you have a photo of Global Warming Coolant.

Simon said...

I think it's good that they're providing an opportunity for you to tell your side of that story, although Bob keeps trying to jump in. :p

This will doubtless spark yet more consternation in the comments section.

Maxine Weiss said...

"I wish there was somebody who likes to talk about things the way I like to talk about them"--Althouse

Jeananne Garofolo, Kennedy from MTV, Pauly Shore, Richard Lewis--comic

MadisonMan said...

It's dangerous walking around out there with the clumps of snow falling off the branches.

Ernie Fazio said...

You know, l'Alhouse, there is a lot of Margo Channing in you, isn't there?

Ann Althouse said...

"It's dangerous walking around out there with the clumps of snow falling off the branches."

Clumps of ice!

Troy said...

"Breasts! Breasts! Breasts!" sounds like the title of the definitive Roger Corman biopic.

dax said...

OH MY GOD! It's April 12 and you still have snow/ice??
You poor people............

Dale B said...

I see that you're still parking in your driveway. I would have thought that with the great clean-up last year you'd have at least freed up enough garage space for a little TT.

Snow in April stinks. It sure is pretty though. Most of ours here in Minneapolis is already melted, less than a day after it stopped snowing.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Pay no attention to the Global Warming behind the snow drift.

Maxine Weiss said...

What sort of assumptions can we make about an unmarried woman in her 50s who goes on video with no visible makeup on, and her hair getting increasingly shorter....

A woman who refuses to grow out her bangs, or wear eyeliner/false eyelashes...

We all know about those sorts of women. The chatrooms are buzzing.

Peace, Maxine

Ron said...

Althouse may indeed be Margo, but Marcotte thinks she's Monroe! She's probably more Thelma Ritter's speed...

Does this make RLC Gary Merrill?

I'll gladly take the George Sanders role...

Excuse my literalism!

blake said...

So, fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.

Now that's a great quote.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Don't you have a "bloggingheads" tag?

Richard Dolan said...

The overanalysis being applied to those old blogs about the Clinton photo has gotten completely out of control. Wright's basic complaint seems to be that Ann's blog entries were making a "substantive comment" about the "intentions" of the parties to the photo -- Clinton supposedly being fixated on the lady's breasts, and she being fixated on playing up to his fixation by her pose -- supposedly without sufficient "evidence."

Look, there has never been anything subtle or obscure about Clinton's problems with young women, or the shameful way he has behaved. By his conduct, and despite his protestations to the contrary, Clinton has become the avatar par excellence of the attitude that women are handy sex objects whose highest and best use is his gratification. Everyone knows that script; and, except for blinded partisans, it comes to mind whenever Clinton is pictured with young women. Regardless of the subjective intentions of the photographer, Clinton or the bloggers in the picture, that context provides an obvious frame through which any picture of Clinton in the company of younger women will always be viewed. That the bloggers in the photo were ignorant of that context, or oblivious to its implications, is impossible to believe: no one can be that obtuse. So where are the purveyors of meta-narrative when you need them?

But this is clearly a battle that Ann can never win. Her apostasy is too great a sin, and so "the Jessica Valenti breast controversy" (as Ann's opponents like to define it) will be trotted out whenever Ann's name comes up in lefty circles. As for Clinton's sins, of course, the preferred mantra is "move on." Surreal.

XWL said...

"Breasts! Breasts! Breasts!" sounds like the title of the definitive Roger Corman biopic.

I think you have your American Independent Auteurs mixed up slightly.

The "American Fellini", the most breast obsessed filmmaker, the man for whom "Bosomania" was coined, would be the one, the only, the Russ Meyer (and some of his films are actually kind of good, too).

His autobio is called, A Clean Breast

Enough said.

Maybe not quite enough, the above linked wiki has some real gems in it, like this

"Meyer's art is a polished example of the venerable Menippean satire, a difficult genre to define — roughly, it combines disparate forms such as prose and verse, theatre and film (think Lavonia and Semper Fidelis making love in heroic couplets or Kitten Natividad as the Greek Chorus in Up!), sacred and profane (biblical references and softcore sex), all of the time maintaining a healthy disregard for all forms of authority: religious/moral, legal, political, and last but not least, the authority of the established aesthetic tradition."

MadisonMan said...

dax, worry not for us. Most of the snow has now melted, and the rest will go tomorrow. The beauty of April snow is its brevity. It's supposed to be in the 60s next week. Bliss.

Galvanized said...

Native southeast Texan of 41 years. I've seen snow fall here 5 times in my life, and only twice of any depth on the ground. This looks ~*magical*~!

Robert said...

I thought you did a good job, Professor Althouse.

Victor said...

What's a "meeme"?

You sound quite level headed.

Richard Fagin said...

Prof. Althouse, you should have extended your visit to Austin.

The late snow and cold couldn't have come at a better time. Something needed to douse the global warming political fire before people started making really, really bad decisions. The same people blaming the 2005 hurricane season on global warming might just stop screaming long enough to catch their breath.

Oh, yeah, to the crank who accused MIT Prof. Linzer (a level head in the global warming frenzy) in these comments of being a shill for fossil fuel producers, go read his latest in Newsweek, which correctly notes that the Prof. doesn't take a dime from the purported bad guys.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Maybe Bob's analogy of Jesus to some Islamoterrorists would be complete when one of them resurrects.

MadisonMan said...

Richard Fagin, if you use the late snow in Madison to counter claims of global warming, what do you say about the record warmth at the end of March in Madison?

P.S. Lindzen, not Linzer.

Kevin L. Connors said...

Is that your TT Ann? I don't care for them myself (FWD, you know). But I can see why you might appreciate an Alfa Romeo.

Ann Althouse said...

Kevin: Yeah.

olddog said...

No Kaus-Wright bloggingheads and probably no Althouse podcast either. Bummer.