July 31, 2007

Vlog under construction.

Toss me some weird questions. Quick!

ADDED: The vlog. Ack! I have to redo it. It uploaded out of synch.

FINALLY:

69 comments:

Sarah said...

What kind of camera do you use for your lovely pics?

Meade said...

How many vlogs must a diva construct
before you call her a diva?
Yes, 'n' how many trolls must we all endure
Before they get bored and just leave uh?

(sorry, that's two questions.)

MadisonMan said...

Do you think Sassafras or the coffee shops you frequent should give you discounts because you mention them favorably?

DKWalser said...

Should cooking be considered a form of expressive communication warranting some amount of 1st Amendment protection? If so, should chefs in New York be allowed to cook their french fries in trans-fats despite the City's objections?

MadisonMan said...

the paypal button -- does it cause a steady stream of fabulous income, or something that trickles in an fits and spurts?

Do you write thank you notes in black (or blue) fountain pen on cream-colored (or white) stationery to everyone who contributes?

Maxine Weiss said...

We all know height determines personality.

How would your personality be different if you were taller?

PM said...

Did you mention a while ago that your son was about to take the bar exam? I just took the Cal bar and would love a nutshell update, maybe 60 seconds, on the current events that you deem most relevant and interesting which have transpired over the past two months. Since those of us studying for the bar might as well have been living on another planet for how well we kept up with news, politics, etc.

Palladian said...

Talk about perfume! I think you said once that you wear YSL Paris, but do you wear or like any others? Do you have any perfume-related memories?

I personally think you should wear Robert Piguet's Bandit.

reader_iam said...

Brandywine or Concord?

DuPont or Hercules?

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Puffs or Kleenex?

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Are dead animals or sleeping ones more interesting to photograph?

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Well, you specified "weird." Off-the-wall, with a touch of mystery, is the best I can do as I fly outta here. Happy vlogging!

reader_iam said...

Love the way dkwaiser's mind is working.

bill said...

Why should you never trust a man in a blue trenchcoat?

AllenS said...

Would you think of me as uncivilized, if I punched trademark dave in the nose?

Paddy O. said...

Do you think cinnamon is overused or underused in our society?

John Kindley said...

Here's a weird question:

My practical libertarianism is grounded in theoretical anarchism. Have you thought much about these fundamental issues, perhaps in your pseudo-hippie days? Have you ever read Lysander Spooner's No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority, and if so what'd you think about it? What to your mind forms the theoretical basis of government legitimacy? Seems like an important first question for a constitutional law scholar.

AllenS said...

Paddy O-

I think I can answer that question. It all depends on how sick one is through the year, and how many times one has to self medicate with a hot toddy.

Mortimer Brezny said...

You seem to articulate a conception of feminism that is devoid of misandry. Is this because you're super hot?

On an earlier vlog, you said you cultivated disrespect. Oooh. Naughty. What does this mean?

MadisonMan said...

You mentioned the other day about how you and your siblings got their names. How did your sons acquire their particular monikers? Did you consciously choose a different method of name selection?

Maxine Weiss said...

Do you wish your sons were taller?

Jeremy said...

What is your opinion on the long-standing controversy over Paul Simon stealing Martin Carthy's arrangement of "Scarborough Fair" and crediting it to himself? While Carthy has forgiven him after many years, it remains a hot topic among fans. Do you believe Simon altered the song enough to claim credit without referencing Carthy at all, or are you uncomfortable with Simon having been taught the song by Carthy then crassly appropriating it for his own uses? Furthermore, what is your opinion on the larger issue of artists claiming a "written by" credit on songs that have been around for hundreds of years?

Mortimer Brezny said...

Do you wish you were a baller?

Sarah said...

What is your favorite blog to read?

XWL said...

Scenario: You are forced to be trapped on a cruise ship with a grouping of folks (say about 500 or so) for a week, please order these groups from most likely to drive you crazy to might actually have a good time~~~

1. Vegansexuals
2. Folks who had attended a DailyKos convention
3. All 364 other lawbloggers
4. Extreme green Hollywood types a la Laurie David
5. Freepers
6. National Review Online writers and fans
7. A cruise full of New Republic writers and fans
8. AARP members (all over 70, other than you)
9. Spring breakers (all under 25)
10. The Althousian commentariat


Looking forward to the answer.

michael farris said...

How do you feel about the death of Antonioni?
How do you feel about the apparent fact that many most(?) of your readers didn't much care that Ingmar Bergman died (or think much of him as an artist)?

XWL said...

Another question (I'm greedy):

Do you have a 'museum rotation' in mind for your free time once you hit Brooklyn?

Lawrence said...

Are you addicted to the attention you're getting from your blog? How do you think it changed you? How do others say it changed you?

howzerdo said...

I was struck in the last vlog by what you said about Life Is Beautiful. I rarely cry over art, but I too was made emotional by the closing line in that wonderful movie. It reminded me of my own father, and all he has done for me. I have enjoyed very much some of the movies you have recommended on this blog. This isn't really a question, just an invitation to talk more about movies you like.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Are your contacts tinted blue?

And what's with the malocclusion on your lower bite?

bill said...

Vegansexual: is this someone who has sex with vegetables or just someone who won't eat a pastrami sandwich while having sex?

cRift said...

I've never listened to an audio book. Your prompting caused me to buy Hitchen's book, God is not Great, via iTunes. Thanks, I'm enjoying it.

Maxine Weiss said...

Ingmar Bergman films are very cold and dry. No warmth. The viewer feels distanced. Contrast that with the films of Frank Capra....which have more of a warmth.

It appears that none of Althouse's commenters enjoy Ingmar Bergman's films. Liv Ullman has no charisma.

The large divide between Althouse and her readers, in terms of favorite movies/filmmakers.

AJD said...

Deso it bother you, or is it a point of pride, that so many of your colleagues snicker about your blog?

Paddy O. said...

"I find the pastrami to be the most sensual of all the salted cured meats."

. said...

will you publish a vblog where you're just wearing a bra? please??

Jeremy said...

Maxine - I love Bergman. I own Persona and Seventh Seal on DVD, although my favorite two films of his are "Winter Light" and "The Silence."

Capra's stuff would be better if it weren't so idealistic. Some of his films are really dark, and they'd have been better without the warm and fuzzy endings being there to dilute them.

Galvanized said...

Would you say that you have taken enough risks in your life or not enough? Have you felt it usually rewarding when you stepped out of your comfort zone, or is it usually a regret? (It can mean in big or little ways.)

Lawrence said...

What fashion advice would you give to Hillary Clinton?

Lance Burri said...

Who would YOU pick to play you in the movie?

AJ Lynch said...

XWL:

Great great question for Ann.

I myself would choose the young group even though I like most of the Althouse group.

The Drill SGT said...

Thoughts on today's WaPo article that quotes the House Dem Whip as saying that success in our Petraus surge strategy will be a problem for Democrats.

"House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Monday that a strongly positive report on progress on Iraq by Army Gen. David Petraeus likely would split Democrats in the House and impede his party's efforts to press for a timetable to end the war....it would be a problem for us," Clyburn said. "

tjl said...

White wine or red?

The Drill SGT said...

tjl said...
White wine or red?


Every glass that I have seen her hold was white. Based on the color, it looked like Chardonnay, though I could not get a strong bouquet from the monitor.

Based on the deep yellow, I would venture a big buttery California Chardonnay.

Chalk Hill for example. Or Acacia.

Ann Althouse said...

I've recorded the blog and am uploading. I answered all the questions, but the one about the perfume and the one about the cruise came out way too long, so that got edited out. I could make a second vlog with that material...

As to red or white, I greatly prefer red wine, but sometimes in the summer, I drink white wine.

Ann Althouse said...

I'll post the cruise + perfume outtake for tomorrow's vlog.

Palladian said...

You edited my question out?!

I demand a second vlog on the topic of perfume or I shall leave forever!

tjl said...

"As to red or white, I greatly prefer red wine"

So there, Drill Sgt.!

Palladian said...

"I'll post the cruise + perfume outtake for tomorrow's vlog."

Aha! My ire is quenched!

XWL said...

I'm going to have to wait for the "Director's Cut" Special Edition DVD of VLOG XII (tagline pending) for an answer.

Oh, well.

Asking a question with ten options and expecting them ordered is a bit much, and hard to answer quickly.

AJ Lynch said...

Drill Sgt:

You think Clyburn meant as in success is a "good problem" (for the old USA)?

or was he admitting Iraq success is bad for the Dems?

Also, re Ann's wine of choice, have to say some here sound a bit like stalkers or voyeurs re Ann.

I like to think I am just doing a little harmless loitering.

crh said...

What are your views on medical tort reform and its relation to health care in America

MadisonMan said...

Will the 10 millionth visitor to your blog win anything memorable?

. said...

step outside of your comfort zone and record your blog wearing a red bra with a glass of white wine in your hand

Ann Althouse said...

Gah! I keep trying to upload this and it turns out to have a completely wrong audiotrack.

I may have to default to the outtake!

AJ Lynch said...

Here is a late question:

What the fluff does "default to the outtake" mean and am I the only one who had to ask the question?

Simon said...

Ann - you could use the alternate video then dump the audio track from this one into a podcast. that was you can use both sets of materials.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

There's still a glitch.

Hazy Dave said...

Audio is still more than a second out of sync with the video, but there's pictures and sounds, so what the heck. Sort of like watching a sporting event on TV and listening to the radio play-by-play. Sort of.

Maxine Weiss said...

Althouse: I know it's rough, but it's just business. Wrap yourself around it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i8v_upwWqs

Ruth Anne Adams said...

How long does it take to load the darn thing? I have not been able to view it on either of the computers I tried.

Maxine Weiss said...

Everyone: For the upteenth time---it's just business.

Embrace it.

Ann Althouse said...

I don't know why this one gave me such trouble with the audio track. Really, it's a complete mystery. Sorry.

Palladian said...

Diorella! Wonderful! I actually have about 4 old bottles of Diorella and I wear it frequently. The current Diorella is different (many formulas get changed) and I don't really know it well enough to comment upon it, but if you happen upon an old bottle of Diorella, snap it up. Diorella and Diorissimo were both composed by the great perfumer Edmond Roudnitska. If you like Diorella, you might also like Roudnitska's Parfum de Thérèse, a perfume he composed for his wife and which was made available after his death by Frederic Malle.

I suggested Bandit for you because of your professed love of smoked foods. Bandit is an almost frighteningly smoky, take-no-prisoners perfume. It's quite a step from Paris, which is a very well composed and lovely but not particularly original composition. You're right to be attracted to the bottle, it's great. Bandit is in a precariously tall bottle. The Frederic Malle perfumes are in very solid, low, broad bottles that might appeal to you.

I think the best approach to perfume is to not force yourself to choose "your" perfume. Get a number of scents that you like (in nice bottles of course, an important consideration) and wear them as your mood and aesthetic feelings dictate.

Kevin said...

The video is still out of sync :-(

Mortimer Brezny said...

You know, I'm actually into Ingmar Bergman, I just didn't have anything to say about your post on it.

MadisonMan said...

The Emperor of Scent is a great book to read if you like perfume.

Palladian said...

I agree with MadisonMan. The subject of that book is a friend of mine. He's coming out with an English-language ratings-guide to perfume early next year.

Guesst said...

AA, your makeup looks really good. Are you using Bare Escentuals? It's very natural looking.

Why do so many young women shun makeup? (ie: maybe Amanda Marcotte is a shunner).

On a future vcast, I would enjoy hearing your comments on this subject, since you are a bold user of lipstick and shadows! Yea!

Jennifer said...

I always notice your makeup, too. Bit of a junkie myself. Your eye makeup especially is always very pretty and well done.

Ann Althouse said...

All my makeup is Lancome.

Maria said...

I want to ask you where your husband buy Mans Suit for his job?