September 29, 2007

Coffeehouse.

It's a beautiful Saturday, 60°. We've got things to do, places to go. Back eventually, with pictures. But this post will be your coffeehouse. Talk about whatever you like.

103 comments:

AJ Lynch said...

What if I don't feel like talking?

Matt Brown said...

Since we're talking about coffee, I'll let everyone know that my father is a reverse coffee snub. He turns up his nose to the likes of Starbucks and other high-end coffees - he prefers to have Folgers with milk (no flavored cremes, either).

Inspektor Friedrich said...

Back eventually, with pictures.

Photography!

Does anyone use film anymore, or have you all gone digital?

My middle-school-aged son took a photography class this summer.  I gave him an old FM2 body and a 50mm f1.4 lens.   This sort of setup was exactly what the instructor wanted.  They taught them all the traditional skills with black-and-white photography, including a pretty good introduction to darkroom techniques (Photoshop? Impossible!).  My son now refuses to have anything to do with digital, having seen the wonders of images emerging on real, physical surfaces.

He wound up with lots of old-fashioned "arty" photos of the City, from gritty Tri-X shots of sidewalk junk to beautiful architectural prints—pretty conventional stuff, but he had to start somewhere.  Maybe he'll take a color photo again sometime if he could be convinced that such things aren't terribly tacky.

Do any of you who take pictures still see the value of the old media?

*****

About what Matt said above:
My mother is the same way. She hates the idea of good, real coffee, not to mention butter instead of margarine, etc. It was because of her experiences as a young woman in Germany during World War II. Everyone was starving, and anyone who could get those things was in real danger of their lives. "Good people," such as my mother, went without, and that habit of mind has never left her.

Mark Daniels said...

Matt:
My dad's the same way, Matt. He also refuses to drink decaf. Dad usually does about four cups before breakfast each morning. He also can down several cups at 11:00 at night and still sleep like a baby.

The last time I tasted coffee I was nine years old. (I'm nearly 54 now.) That taste and the smell of it so revolts me that I've never had the desire to drink the stuff.

Meanwhile, our son is a barista at Starbucks.

Changing the subject, did anybody catch any of last night's baseball games? It's amazing to me that in the National League, seven teams were still in contention for playoff spots going into Friday evening. When Major League Baseball initially adopted the NFL-like wildcard playoff system, with the top second-place team playing in the post-season, I didn't like it. But I've come to love it!

I watched the baseball games available through my cable service with a remote in hand, switching to the South Florida-West Virginia football game. USF proved to me that they're the real deal.

It's a sunny Autumn morning here, 48-degrees. I think that I'll take a walk soon. I want to get some things done before presiding a wedding late this afternoon.

Go, Buckeyes!

Mark Daniels

Pogo said...

Is she gone?


Food fight!!

AllenS said...

Let's jump up and down on the furniture!

steve simels said...

Okay, let's talk about why none of the wingnuts here has ever brought this up.

In Kitty Kelley's 1991 book Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography, actress Selene Walters claims that Ronald Reagan raped her in the early '50s. She was 19yrs old, he was 42. According to the book, Reagan, then president of the Screen Actors Guild, met Walters in a Hollywood nightclub.

He asked for her address, and she gave it to him. Later at 3 a.m., he arrived unexpectedly at Walters' door and forced himself on her, Kelley alleges.

People magazine got Walters to repeat the story almost verbatim. Walters denied one key element of Kelley's version to People- -that Reagan forced his way into her apartment--but reaffirmed the rest. It sounds remarkably like Juanita Broaddrick's story:

"I opened the door," Walters told the magazine.
"Then it was the battle of the couch. I was fighting him. I didn't want him to make love to me. He's a very big man, and he just had his way.

Date rape? "No, God, no" "I didn't have a chance to have a date with him."

Walters--like Broaddrick--did not file charges. And Kelley
maintains that Walters shared contemporaneous accounts of
the encounter with friends. Ms. Walters' account is somewhat more credible than Mrs. Broaddrick's, however, in that she doesn't have an ex-husband around to contradict the most important parts of her story.



Oh wait, I know why. It's more fun chasing Clinton's penis.

Tim said...

Trolls should think about the difference between reported patterns of behavior versus a single report, and why one report amongst the pattern of reports may ring much more true than the single, solitary report absent a pattern or even a single other witness.

Unless, of course, the troll celebrates the Mike Nifong School of Prosecutorial Method, as they so very clearly do.

Trooper York said...

Toga! Toga! TOGA!

Michael_H said...

No chaperone? Whoo Hooo! Quick, clothes off right now!

steve simels said...

Tim said...
Trolls should think about the difference between reported patterns of behavior versus a single report, and why one report amongst the pattern of reports may ring much more true than the single, solitary report absent a pattern or even a single other witness.


Objection!

Assumes horseshit not in evidence!!!

R2K said...

What do you want to be In 20 Years?

Pogo said...

Simels,

Kitty Kelly?
People magazine?

You're not serious, are you?
Hilarious.

steve simels said...

Pogo said...
Simels,

Kitty Kelly?
People magazine?

You're not serious, are you?
Hilarious.


You're right. Couldn't possibly be true.

Paula Jones, however, is absolutely believable.

No question.

Pogo said...

Whoa. You are serious.
I'm not going to go into the evidence on Clinton. Unfortunately, booklength reviews are needed (and have been done). I find them convincing.

Kitty Kelly is not a reliable source, however.

Trooper York said...

(in the supermarket vegetable section)
Eric 'Otter' Stratton: Mine's bigger.
Marion Wormer: [looks questioningly at him]
Eric 'Otter' Stratton: My cucumber. It's bigger.
Eric 'Otter' Stratton: I think vegetables can be very sensuous, don't you?
Marion Wormer: No, vegetables are sensual. People are sensuous.
Eric 'Otter' Stratton: Right. Sensual. That's what I meant. My name's Eric Stratton. People call me Otter.
Marion Wormer: My name's Marion. People call me Mrs. Wormer.
Eric 'Otter' Stratton: Oh, we have a Dean Wormer at Faber.
Marion Wormer: How interesting. I have a husband named Dean Wormer at Faber. Still want to show me your cucumber?
(Animal House, 1978)

steve simels said...

Pogo said...
Kitty Kelly is not a reliable source, however


Absolutely.

But Paula Jones is.

No question about it.

Trooper York said...

Sarah Tobias: You don't understand how I feel! I'm standing there with my pants down and my crotch hung out for the world to see and three guys are sticking it to me, a bunch of other guys are yelling and clapping and you're standing there telling me that that's the best you can do. Well, if that's the best you could do, then your best sucks! Now, I don't know what you got for selling me out, but I sure as shit hope it was worth it!
(The Accused 1988)

Trooper York said...

Detective Vitale: This guy had a rap sheet longer than my dick.
Detective Mercer: Oh, so no priors, then.
(The Brave One 2007)

MadisonMan said...

Why would anyone want this woman to be their doctor?

B said...

simels probably believes Anita Hill . . . That one's about to start all over again after 60 Minutes this Sunday.

Another classic case of whose ox . . .

steve simels said...

B said...
Another classic case of whose ox . .


Exactly my point.

Not that Pogo would be honest enought to admit it....

Pogo said...

According to the NYTimes, "In another passage, a starlet, Selene Walters, suggests that Mr. Reagan had sex with her in an aggressive manner now called date rape. But no independent author's voice is heard to assess the credibility of this woman."

No corroboration except People magazine getting the same quote from the accuser. Sorry. Google is full of Democratic Underground and Slate retellings, but where's the beef?

Pogo said...

And if Paula Jones was simply lying, why did Clinton giver her $850,000?

Kirby Olson said...

I wish you'd blogged the Republican debate the other night. It was before a largely African American audience. I came away liking someone named Tancredo from Colorado.

steve simels said...

Pogo:

If you can't deal with the fact that there's a credible accusation of rape against Reagan, that's not my problem.

Justin said...

I have a question for everyone (including Althouse). How long do you usually follow a comment thread? Do you wait until it dies on its own, or do you follow it until it gets to be too much of a hassle to scroll down to find it?

Just curious.

Pogo said...

Gosh, Steve, your research is astounding.

Apparently, repeating an accusation twice establishes it as a fact. Well done!

Roman said...

Photography
Among others, I still run a few rolls of film in my Nikon N90s. Just to keep some familiarity with it. For the vast majority of my photography is done with a D200. It is just soooo much easier.

Romey

steve simels said...

Apparently, repeating an accusation twice establishes it as a fact. Well done!


Yup, that's exactly what Paula Jones did. Hell, she repeated on numerous occasions.

So it must be true.

Kudos and huzzahs to Paula and you for proving your case beyond any reasonable doubt.

No serious person could fail to believe her.

Gahrie said...

Steve, you ignorant slut...

It's not just Paula Jones. It's Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Brodderick, Monica Lewinsky, and Monica Lewinsky's blue (blew?) dress too. It's Clinton's settlement also.

steve simels said...

Steve, you ignorant slut...

It's not just Paula Jones.


I repeat -- if you can't deal with an equally credible allegation against Reagan, it ain't my problem.

Michael_H said...

It's time for all of you sex-with-a president voyeurs to go to another blog where your chronic illness can discussed eternally with your fellow POTUS penis obsessed deviants.

You make no meaningful contribution here.

Maxine Weiss said...

SCENARIO: A guest enters a hostess's home and talks about being raped at 7-years-old.

Shouldn't the Hostess then call the police and report the crime?

The Hostess has the IPA of the guest. She has his email. She has all the information. At the very least you'd think she'd do something, make some sort of statement, response, or at least an attempt to acknowldge the situation.

I guess some Hostesses are more indifferent than others.

Love, Maxine

garage mahal said...

Tear down those pants!

Oh my.

Palladian said...

Famed pop music critic and dessicated kumquat Steve Simels reads Kitty Kelley books, spends lovely Saturdays defending Clintons and defaming dead ex-presidents. Film at 11.

What a sad, empty little life you must lead! I suggest using your Kitty Kelley books as couch shims and instead spend your Saturday thinking about Kitty Carlisle instead

Blake said...

Inspektor,

I'm not a photo guy, but I would suggest that the sheer volume of pictures you can take with a digital (at no cost) makes it indispensable for learning with. Not that older media doesn't have its value.

Robert Rodriguez shot thousands of hours of film on video before doing real film. That gave him considerable advantage over other kids at the film school who had never held a camera.

Maxine Weiss said...

In October 2004, NBC Today Show gave Kitty Kelley a 3-day open forum to talk about her (then) new book on the Bush family.

But back to my question on why Althouse won't call the police and report a guest who was raped at age 7........

Tick-tock.

Love, Maxine

Blake said...

Simels believes it's credible that Disney had his head cryogenically frozen.

steve simels said...

Palladian said...
What a sad, empty little life you must lead! I suggest using your Kitty Kelley books as couch shims and instead spend your Saturday thinking about Kitty Carlisle instead


Says the self-hating gay guy in bed with the Official Party of Homophobia.

Trooper York said...

Kitty Kelley reported "Durning the first Reykjavick Summit, Ronald Reagan turned to the Soviet premier and said "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down these pants." And thus the cold war ended. I can’t help it if you can’t deal with it.

Maxine Weiss said...

Nice try, Althouse! But, there is absolutely no statute of limitations on child molestation....as illustrated by the claims against the Catholic Priests.

There might be a statute of limitations on rape--in general (Juanita Broderick), but if it's child-molestation....it should be reported, no matter how long ago it took place.

Maxine Weiss said...

I know what Althouse thinks before she even thinks it!

AJ Lunch said...

Annie's gained weight in the big apple. Maybe she's have a little nip and tuck today!

Trooper York said...

Nice Kitty Carlisle Hart call back though.

Trooper York said...

Kitty Carlisle first met her husband Moss Hart when she starred as an ingénue in Ignorant Sluts of 1941 in the Brooks Atkinson theatre.

Gahrie said...

steve:

You're not listening. They're not equally credible allegations.

Trooper York said...

Moss Hart was famous for his first major collaboration with George S Kaufman in the 1930 Production of "Once in a Lifetime." It was later adapted as a song by the Talking Heads in CBGB's in 1982.

steve simels said...

Gahrie sez:

You're not listening. They're not equally credible allegations.


You're right.

Selene Walters, unlike the lying Juanita Broaderrick, is unecumbered by an ex-husband who says her accusations are complete bullshit.

Trooper York said...

Kitty Carlisle loved Moss Hart deeply, despite certain rumors about his sexuality. They had a long and storied love affair. Mr. Hart remained fiercely devoted to his wife. He detested bores and had his greatest success in with the play “The Man Who Came to Dinner” which is the story of a music critic who continually shows up uninvited and who generally makes a pest out of himself.

Justin said...

Trooper York said...

Kitty Kelley reported "Durning the first Reykjavick Summit,

Reykjavík is my favorite city name.

AlphaLiberal said...

Not a word about Rush Windbag insulting the troops who disagree with him? Hullo? Althouse?

Your Republican partisanship is obvious. Hypocrite.

Trooper York said...

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is one of my favorites, along with Lost Wages Nevada and Medicine Hat, Alberta. Those Canadians, what a hoot!

Gahrie said...

Alaphaliberal:

That's because Rush was obviously and explicitly attacking the fake soldiers who lied about their service, then attacked the military, and were embraced by you moonbats on the left.

B said...

Nice try, Alphaliberal, but - again - you lost this one too.

Even the New York Times - leftwing as it is - reported the story correctly: Limbaugh made the accusation about ONE fake soldier: Jesse MacBeth, sentenced to five months in jail for falsifying his Department of Veterans Affairs claim and his Army discharge record. He lasted forty-four days in the Real Army. He was a phony soldier, but the liar MacBeth was enough to use so that Edwards and Howard Dean and all of the basically character-poor, dishonest Democrats could LIE about Rush Limbaugh. Transcript available with actual facts. It's a non-story, AL, and that's why the NYT put it on their site early Sat am - in the dark.

Which now begs the question, AL:

Since you are always quoting left-wing blog sites, such as Josh Marshall (Talking Points Memo, which you just cited) for your supportable "facts" and news, do you

--1)throw out these items for bait, to see if you can someone worked up, dishonestly because you already know the truth, or

--2) are you another left-wing lemming who takes his political positions from what ever the lefties have to say that day?

If #2, have you ever had a thought of your own without the aid of Fuher Marshall or Kos? Ever disagree with them?

Really, now - ever?

B said...

Here's your story for today:

Duke President apologizes to LaCrosse Players

Questions:

1) Why should President Brodhead Not resign or be dismissed.

2) Why is this not another example of liberal rush to judgment - example the liberal professors that declared the students guilty without any evidence or trial and punished the players academically?

Trooper York said...

Kitty Carlisle Hart later went on to star on television game shows as a sophisticated and gracious society lady. She brought class and distinction to such pedestrian fare as “What’s My Line” and “To Tell the Truth.” Her most astonishing feat was when correctly identified a record store stock clerk who was posing as a music critic after he spoke one word. He mispronounced inagaddadavida.

Gahrie said...

Trooper York:

I just want you to know that I am paying attention and am amused....

ricpic said...

Didn't Kitty Carlisle live on beyond the death expiration date?

The National League: what a farce. The burning question: which of the contenders, or should I say pretenders, will back into their respective division leads? One things for sure: whichever team wins the NL pennant will be massacred by its AL opposite number.

Trooper York said...

Thank you, that's very kind of you.

Justin said...

Trooper York said...

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is one of my favorites, along with Lost Wages Nevada and Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Moose Jaw does nothing for me. But Medicine Hat? That's great.

As far as Lost Wages goes, I thought that was just a pun on the name Las Vegas. Am I wrong? Is there really such a place as Lost Wages, Nevada?

Those Canadians, what a hoot!

Indeed.

Trooper York said...

Kitty Carlisle Hart died tragically of pneumonia on April 17, 2007. Her untimely demise was the result of being soaked in spittle from a deranged record store clerk who insisted that she buy a Joan Baez album instead of the Pavarotti boxed set.

ricpic said...

Crazy Woman Creek, Wyoming.

Believe it or not the feminist stormtroopers haven't gotten around to changing it -- yet.

Trooper York said...

Bullwinkle spent his final days in his hometown of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan as a broken and defeated moose. He seldom left his house and spent most of his days on the internet pretending to be a society woman from West Los Angles, California. He lived with a constantly changing population of approximately seventy five cats, who served as his only sexual outlet. His increasing psychotic postings eventually lead to his commitment to an insane asylum in Oregon, where he was lobotomized and eventually smothered by a catatonic Indian named Joe Charboneau.
(Jay Ward and Alex Anderson, The E True Hollywood Story)

Inspektor Friedrich said...

I'm not a photo guy, but I would suggest that the sheer volume of pictures you can take with a digital (at no cost) makes it indispensable for learning with. Not that older media doesn't have its value.

Blake,

I would have thought that, too.  But the photography instructor for my son's class wanted to introduce them to the basics, and also give them some respect for both the image and the limitations of any media, digital or physical.  Also, black and white was supposed to help them concentrate on the composition and structure and not get seduced by pretty colors.  At least he explained it that way to the parents.  This sounded just like the photography classes I took many years ago.  But I swear, some of the young parents had a hard time remembering film, and were very suspicious.  Of course, being New York, some were concerned with the environmental effects of all those photo chemicals.

I was glad to give some of my old stuff new life.  It got him out of the house for two weeks and was cheaper than another week in camp.  I'm thinking of buying him a fairly good point-and-shoot, but they really have their limits.  Once you've looked at the world through a Nikon SLR viewfinder, you kinda get spoiled.

But I'm NOT buying him a D200!

ricpic said...

maxine weiss is bullwhinkle?

Gedaliya said...

It is my opinion that analog photography is as dead as Elvis.

Trooper York said...

Sssssh.Sush. She's trying to pass. If you want to see what she's up against, rent Moss Hart's seminal 1947 film "Gentlemen's Agreement." You can only sympathize with the poor moose's struggle to live like a little girl.

Maxine Weiss said...

So, nobody's concerned that someone came onto the Althouse blog, last night, and confessed to being raped at 7-years-old.

Althouse says nothing. Doesn't call the police. Doesn't report the incident. And, we all pretend not to notice.

Yup, it's a wonderful little place Althouse has created, here, isn't it....

Love, Maxine

Blake said...

Inspektor,

I hear ya. One thing about the damned Althouse is that all the photos make you go, "Hmmmm. Wonder if I could do that...." Before you know it, you're trading in your Instamatic X-15 for a Canon EOS-1V...and your pix still look like crap, and Althouse grabs your X-15 out of the trash and takes a picture that makes you weep.

Actually, those dark room chemicals are pretty nasty, aren't they?

Trooper York said...

Never get into an argument with a schizophrenic person and say, "Who do you think you are?"
( Ray Combs)

AlphaLiberal said...

Yo, Dittoheaads. You're swallowing the pill popper's spin:

[begin audio clip]

LIMBAUGH: I -- it's not possible, intellectually, to follow these people.

CALLER 2: No, it's not, and what's really funny is, they never talk to real soldiers. They like to pull these soldiers that come up out of the blue and talk to the media.

LIMBAUGH: The phony soldiers.

CALLER 2: The phony soldiers. If you talk to a real soldier, they are proud to serve. They want to be over in Iraq. They understand their sacrifice, and they're willing to sacrifice for their country.

LIMBAUGH: They joined to be in Iraq. They joined --

CALLER 2: A lot of them -- the new kids, yeah.

LIMBAUGH: Well, you --

[begin Limbaugh edit]

LIMBAUGH: -- know where you're going these days, the last four years, if you signed up. The odds are you're going there or Afghanistan or somewhere.

CALLER 2: Exactly, sir. And, and my other comment was -- and the reason I was calling for -- was to report to Jill about the fact that we didn't, didn't find any weapons of mass destruction. Actually, we have found weapons of mass destruction in chemical agents that [inaudible] been using against us for awhile now.

I've done two tours in Iraq. I just got back in June and there were many instances of -- since [inaudible] not know what they're using in their IEDs [improvised explosive devices]. They're using mustard artillery rounds. The VX artillery rounds in their IEDs.

Because they didn't know what they were using, they didn't do it right, and so it just kind of -- it, it didn't really hurt anybody but there are -- those munitions are over there, it's just -- it's a huge desert. If they've buried it somewhere, we're never gonna find it.

LIMBAUGH: Well, you know, that's a moot point for me right now --

MIKE: Rush --

LIMBAUGH: -- the weapons of mass destruction. We gotta get beyond that. We're, we're there. What -- who cares if, if -- we all know they were there and, and Mahmoud [Ahmadinejad, Iranian president] even admitted it in one of his speeches here about -- talkin' about Saddam using the poison mustard gas or whatever it is on his own people -- but that, that's moot, right? What, what's more important is all this is taking place now in the midst of the surge working.

And all of these anti-war Democrats are getting even more hell-bent on pulling out of there, which means that success on the part of you and, and your colleagues over there is, is a great threat to them.

[end Limbaugh edit]

LIMBAUGH: It's just, it's frustrating and maddening, and it is why they must be kept in the minority.

Look, I want to thank you, Mike, for calling. I appreciate it very much. I gotta -- let me see -- got something -- here is a "Morning Update" that we did recently talking about fake soldiers. This is a story of who the left props up as heroes. And they have their celebrities.

One of them was Jesse MacBeth. Now, he was a "corporal," I say in quotes -- 23 years old.

[reading from "Morning Update" (subscription required)]

What made Jesse MacBeth a hero to the anti-war crowd wasn't his Purple Heart. It wasn't his being affiliated with post traumatic stress disorder from tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, though. What made Jesse MacBeth, Army Ranger, a hero to the left was his courage in their view off the battlefield.

Without regard to consequences, he told the world the abuses he had witnessed in Iraq: American soldiers killing unarmed civilians, hundreds of men, women, even children. In one gruesome account translated into Arabic and spread widely across the internet, Army Ranger Jesse MacBeth describes the horrors this way:

'We would burn their bodies. We would hang their bodies from the rafters in the mosque.'

Now, recently, Jesse MacBeth, a poster boy for the anti-war left, had his day in court, and you know what? He was sentenced to five months in jail and three years probation for falsifying a Department of Veterans Affairs' claim and his Army discharge record.

He was in the Army. Jesse MacBeth was in the Army, folks, briefly -- 44-days before he washed out of boot camp. Jesse MacBeth isn't an Army Ranger. Never was. He isn't a corporal. Never was. He never won the Purple Heart and he was never in combat to witness the horrors he claimed to have seen."

You probably haven't even heard about this, and if you have, you haven't heard much about it. This doesn't fit the narrative and the template of the drive-by media and the Democrat [sic] Party as to who a genuine war hero is.

Don't look for any retractions, by the way, not from the anti-war left, the anti-military drive-by media or the Arabic websites that spread Jesse MacBeth's lies about our troops, because the truth of the left is fiction, is what serves their purpose. They have to lie about such atrocities 'cause they can't find any that fit the template of the way they see the U.S. military.

In other words, for the American anti-war left, the greatest inconvenience they face is the truth.

[end audio clip]

AlphaLiberal said...

I know Dittoheads like things repeated over and over, so let's zero in on the lie you are perpetuating:


CALLER 2: No, it's not, and what's really funny is, they never talk to real soldiers. They like to pull these soldiers that come up out of the blue and talk to the media.

LIMBAUGH: The phony soldiers.

AlphaLiberal said...

And now FoxNews is attacking our generals during wartime. From FoxNews:
Our generals are betraying our soldiers … again

QUICK! Call up the Senate! Time to denounce this exercisae of free speech and silent the generals' critics!

There shall be NO CRITICISM OF GENERALS.

Oh, you mean, IOKIYAR? (It's OK If You're a Republican?) Of course! More hypocritical double standards.

AlphaLiberal said...

Ditto that!

AlphaLiberal said...

To answer one of your questions, b, I throw these facts out to see if reality can intrude upon the narrow, closed and deluded conservative mind.

I've now posted the transcript showing that Rush Limbaugh was talking about soldiers critical of the war, not one soldier. You guys won't have the stones to admit thr truth.

Trooper York said...

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: HE'S GOT A ROTTEN BRAIN! IT'S ROTTEN, I TELL YA! ROTTEN!
The Monster: RAAAAAAAA!
Igor: Ixnay on the ottenray.
(Young Frankenstein)

Hoosier Daddy said...

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein:Igor, would you mind telling me whose brain I did put in?
Igor: And you won't be angry?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I will NOT be angry.
Igor: Abby someone.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Abby someone. Abby who?
Igor: Abby Normal.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Abby Normal?
Igor: I'm almost sure that was the name.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four inch wide GORILLA?
[shakes and grabs him]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE TELLING ME?

Maxine Weiss said...

DRAGNET: Yes, Ma'am what seems to be the trouble?

ALTHOUSE: I'd like to report a rape.

DRAGNET: When did this take place?

ALTHOUSE: Well, you see, Officer, it all began last night on my Blog when someone, in the comments section....

DRAGNET: Pardon me, Ma'am but could we please cut to the chase.

ALTHOUSE: That's what I'm trying to do, Officer. You see in the "comments" section of my blog...

DRAGNET: --Just the facts, Ma'am.

ALTHOUSE: If you'd let me finish, as I was trying to explain--- someone, last night, talked of being raped at 7-years-old...confessed for the first time.

DRAGNET: Someone made a confession of a rape on the comments section of your Blog, last night?

ALTHOUSE: Yes.

DRAGNET: And, you are just now calling us?

DRAGNET: Ma'am? Are you there?

ALTHOUSE: Yes, I'm here.

DRAGNET: I asked you what took you so long to call us?

ALTHOUSE: I, uh, well, I, um, eh, uh uh uh....

DRAGNET: Ma'am, it's not a difficult question.

ALTHOUSE: I'm thinking.

DRAGNET: Oh, well why didncha say so. We wouldn't wanna interrupt the little lady deep in thought, now would we ?

DRAGNET: Listen sweetheart, you just keep right on doing your heavy thinking, and call us back when you come up with an explanation.

ALTHOUSE: Why thank you Officer, you're a Doll.

DRAGNET: Good day.

ALTHOUSE: Goodbye, Officer

Trooper York said...

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: For the experiment to be a success, all of the body parts must be enlarged.
Inga: His veins, his feet, his hands, his organs vould all have to be increased in size.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Exactly.
Inga: He vould have an enormous schwanzstucker.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: That goes without saying.
Inga: Voof.
Igor: He's going to be very popular.
(Young Frankenstein)
(Soon to be on Broadway,tickets available at Ticketmaster)

Hoosier Daddy said...

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein:For the experiment to be a success, all of the body parts must be enlarged.
Inga: His veins, his feet, his hands, his organs vould all have to be increased in size.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Exactly.
Inga: He vould have an enormous schwanzstucker.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: That goes without saying.
Inga: Voof.
Igor: He's going to be very popular.

Hoosier Daddy said...

DAMN YOU TROOPER!!!!!!!!!!!

:-)

Trooper York said...

Ha,Ha. Beat ya.

Chip Ahoy said...

Apologies for skipping ahead but so many of you are cranks.

My dad gave me an Argus C-3 which is an old and complicated camera. I had to learn about f-stop and shutter speed. Which is kind of like a throttle and a carberator in that you're controlling the size of the appature and the shutter speed. The film also has a speed in accordance with its graininess. So you have all these complicating factors. It's about light and controlling it.

Then there are lenses and filters.

And chemicals.

Tray upon tray upon tray of chemicals. And water.

Plus an enlarger, which is the fun part.

Digitals are ace. You connect the camera to the computer, turn on the camera and the computer seizes all the pictures at once and uploads them immediately con presto. That they fit into your pocket and are so tiny that you have to take a good look at it to to determine the top and the front, is simply astonishing. The quality of Ann's pictures make me think about getting another even tinier camera.

Gedaliya said...

I've now posted the transcript showing that Rush Limbaugh was talking about soldiers critical of the war, not one soldier. You guys won't have the stones to admit thr truth.

It looks to me that the transcript you provide proves exactly the opposite of what you claim, i.e., that Rush's remarks were indeed focused on the individual case of Jess MacBeth.

Even you should agree that the left's swift embrace of MacBeth's claims is disgraceful, and that his subsequent exposure as a liar and a fraud discredits those who found him credible.

Did you even read the transcript?

Maxine Weiss said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragnet_(drama)

AlphaLiberal said...

"The phony soldiers."

You see, that's plural. Plural means more than one.

AlphaLiberal said...

Sorry, I should have included the speaker:
LIMBAUGH: The phony soldiers.

The "s" on the end of a word means it's plural. Would he say "McBeth is a phony soldiers?" Are you saying Rush Limbaugh is illiterate?

Gedaliya said...

You see, that's plural. Plural means more than one.

Jesse MacBeth is at least the second individual the left has embraced who was subsequently found to be a liar and fraud. Thomas Beauchamp is another. As such, Rush's grammatical formulation is certainly appropriate and accurate.

No one believes Rush Limbaugh disrespects our forces under arms. If you seriously believe this incident will undermine support for Rush, or diminish his influence or audience, you are delusional.

Tara said...

When Limbaugh referenced 'phony soldiers,' he specifically cited the case of Jesse MacBeth. Liberal critics have laughably complained that he cited only one case while using the plural. Fact is, there are dozens and dozens on the public record, and it seems highly likely that there are thousands nationwide.


http://influencepeddler.blogspot.com/2007/09/limbaugh-on-solid-ground-on-phony.html

Trooper York said...

He loves us not;
He wants the natural touch.
(Macbeth, 4. 2)

AlphaLiberal said...

"No one believes Rush Limbaugh disrespects our forces under arms."

False. Look at Rush's words, see him call the ones who don't march in lockstep "phony soldiers" and I know that's disrespect.

It's like you're saying "wet" means "dry."

I really don't think Rush, or many conservatives, give a rat's ass about the soldiers. Anybody supporting sending them back to that hellhole for repeated tours, defending the lack of armor and armored vehicles, cutting veteran's benefits, allowing Walter Reed to descend into decrepitude, urging war on Iran while undercutting diplomacy, cannot be said to support the troops. Republicans have failed the troops.

Now, didn't Rush get out of the draft because he had a pimple on his ass? Or was that some other Chickenhawk?

Conservatives don't have principles any more. If you did, you would apply them to you and yours, as well as others. Instead, in the twisted conservative view, MoveOn must be silenced and cannot criticize a general but FoxNews and Rush the Addict can lob shitbombs at them all day long.

The conservative movement is thoroughly corrupt.

Gedaliya said...

False. Look at Rush's words, see him call the ones who don't march in lockstep "phony soldiers" and I know that's disrespect.

Silly nonsense. Rush's word's refer to how readily the left embraced MacBeth (and others) who represented themselves as soldiers and who were not soldiers, or who (like Beauchamp), claim to have witnessed atrocities that never took place. It is fatuous and embarrassing for you to use this incident in a laughable attempt to discredit Limbaugh, especially since the very quotes you cite directly contradict your main assertion.

I really don't think Rush, or many conservatives, give a rat's ass about the soldiers.

Try persuading Rush's 20 million listeners that he doesn't care about our forces under arms. You'll expose yourself as either delusional or deliberately obtuse. In any case, this entire incident is a great embarrassment for the left and is backfiring it its face.

The conservative movement is thoroughly corrupt.

Yada yada yada. Don't you ever tire of the same boilerplate blather?

B said...

Alphaliberal,

Yawn . . . your point is rotten - you r Clinton-like parsing is seen by everyone for what it is.

Face it, sweetheart - you lost again.

Does it make you sadder or madder . . .the part about you being a loser?

Maxine Weiss said...

DRAGNET: Yes, Ma'am what seems to be the trouble?

ALTHOUSE: I'd like to report a rape.

DRAGNET: When did this take place?

ALTHOUSE: Well, you see, Officer, it all began last night on my Blog when someone, in the comments section....

DRAGNET: Pardon me, Ma'am but could we please cut to the chase.

ALTHOUSE: That's what I'm trying to do, Officer. You see in the "comments" section of my blog...

DRAGNET: --Just the facts, Ma'am.

ALTHOUSE: If you'd let me finish, as I was trying to explain--- someone, last night, talked of being raped at 7-years-old...confessed for the first time.

DRAGNET: Someone made a confession of a rape on the comments section of your Blog, last night?

ALTHOUSE: Yes.

DRAGNET: And, you are just now calling us?

DRAGNET: Ma'am? Are you there?

ALTHOUSE: Yes, I'm here.

DRAGNET: I asked you what took you so long to call us?

ALTHOUSE: I, uh, well, I, um, eh, uh uh uh....

DRAGNET: Ma'am, it's not a difficult question.

ALTHOUSE: I'm thinking.

DRAGNET: Oh, well why didncha say so. We wouldn't wanna interrupt the little lady deep in thought, now would we ?

DRAGNET: Listen sweetheart, you just keep right on doing your heavy thinking, and call us back when you come up with an explanation.

ALTHOUSE: Why thank you Officer, you're a Doll.

DRAGNET: Good day.

ALTHOUSE: Goodbye, Officer

AlphaLiberal said...

Gedaliya, you're a phony.

john said...

OK, I got banned from two Halo servers, the last one just a few days ago. Both times it was for pointed criticisms of how the anal retentive server operator was running his game. Not even any swear words or profanities.

Don't you think that if you get killed during a balsy offensive maneuver with the scorpion, that's punishment enough? Does anyone know how to get back on the gamesite to explain this?

Does anyone here admit to playing Halo?

B said...

Gedaylia,

Excellent Reasoning.

B said...

My 19 year old son pre-bought Halo 3, picked it up at midnight at the store, went over to his 18 year old cousin's house and played until leaving for school at 7:45. He returned after 2 pm to his cousin's, then called home at 6:30 pm to let us know that they had finally "beaten" Halo 3.

I don't have any idea whatsoever what that means.

Inspektor Friedrich said...

Blake: LOL! Exactly.

Although I am new to commenting here, I have been lurking for a while, and I very much appreciate Althouse's blog. But when she posts those photos, I'm trying very hard not to hate her.

The chemical question reminds me of a darkroom class I once took in Paris when I was a student. I remember asking the instructor about disposal of the chemicals. He smirked a little French smirk, and gestured with the back of his hand toward the nearby Seine. He muttered something under his breath about how we weren't putting the stuff in beer, so I shouldn't worry. He later made the joke that you could put sodium thiosulfate (fixer) in sauerkraut, and you wouldn't notice. He wasn't about to waste time on crazy Germans with their environment ideas. (Actually, sodium thiosulfate is pretty non-toxic in fact, just bitter-tasting. The problem comes when there is silver present in the used solution, although even this is fairly benign. Here is a pretty good article in Wikipedia that includes information on the environment issues.)

Chip Ahoy:  It sounds like your father did the same for you as I did with my son.  It is getting harder, though, to justify playing with "analog" photography as the digital equipment and method keeps getting better and better.  Yes, all those filters, and chemicals, etc.  My son wanted me to buy him an enlarger.  Using it is the fun part.  Paying for it and setting up a darkroom in our apartment seems much less amusing.

Anyway, I just wanted to stimulate a little discussion about "old vs. new" in photography.  Chip Ahoy mentioned "cranks," so I did a little etymology:

    ORIGIN late 18th cent.(in the sense [sickly, in poor health] ): perhaps from obsolete
    (counterfeit) crank
[a rogue feigning sickness,] from Dutch or German krank ‘sick.’

We have a term in German:  geistliches Krank, i.e., spiritual (or mental) sickness.
I leave it to you to decide whether spending a nice day arguing over an exegesis of Rush Limbaugh's radio show would qualify.

At this point, I would rather discuss ANYTHING but Rush Limbaugh, even playing "Halo," whatever in the hell that is.

Christy said...

I was in my B&W phase when I first visited Paris. I forgot which film was in the camera and Notre Dame was my first stop. I have these lovely (not!) B&W pics of the rose window.

Maria said...

Like my father he love going in coffehouse wearing Tuxedo from his work.

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