December 24, 2008

Another day at the Comic Book Café.

Photo 69

Where you can write thought balloons for me or express your own thoughts... balloonly.

36 comments:

save_the_rustbelt said...

Prof. Althouse:

Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

Salamandyr said...

So tell us, do you have a favorite comic book character?

Ron said...

"Hey...can I have some of those fries?"

Ron said...

"What would my NSFW Facebook page have looked like in the '70's? If there was Facebook!"

Ron said...

"Later on we'll conspire,
While the Senate's for hire,
If your pockets are light,
You can't play 'Price is Right',
Blago in Chicago Wonderland"

Richard Dolan said...

Balloony on Christmas Eve? Not very appetizing. Wouldn't a nice baked fish, or maybe a roasted goose, or even a bit of borcsht, be better?

Where is that little cockroach fellow when you need him?

Ron said...

"Can I finally discuss my undergrad crush on Bo Schembechler?"

Ron said...

For Squirrel Althouse:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3884420/Purple-squirrel-baffles-experts.html

Lem said...

Mira... espejo sin luz, baja el cabezon.

I can't see anything.

chickenlittle said...
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chickenlittle said...

[corrected]

You're thinking:

"Here I am now, entertain me"

Ron said...

Yeah, chickenlittle, and like saps, we oblige! Women!

Ron said...

"If Sully demands to know what's going on in Palin's uterus, in the interests of fairness, can't he at least put his proctoscope up on YouTube? So we can put a soundtrack to it?"

chickenlittle said...

can't he at least put his proctoscope up on YouTube?

Ron, that would be poly[p]morphic perverse.

dbp said...

It would be cool to win that blog diva thing...I don't really care that much about it though...which come to think of it makes me extra diva-like...so I have that half of it sewn-up...

Lem said...

From now on... I catch anybody snagging my stuff they going before the chief inquisitor... Dont pass go, do not collect 200 dollars.

http://tinyurl.com/8ozssm

Paul Zrimsek said...

"I'm tired of being a cartoon. Where can I find a Magic Frame like the one in the 'Take On Me' video?"

Lem said...

Bush's approval is somewhere near the mantle. .
After putting my own approval rating on the line. . Obama better not make look bad. .

Beth said...

77 and rising; humid and tropical Christmas.

I'll be doing stuffed pork loin on the grill tomorrow, and use that heat to roast some beets and cipollini onions to toss with a frisee salad. Perhaps I will glaze the pork with a cane syrup (fresh from the cane field, oh yeah), satsuma and chipotle pepper concoction. If so, I will document this beauty, being lately inspired by Chip Ahoy and the ease of iPhone photography.

We're off for a little last-minute shopping, which will surely include a stop or two for drinks along the way.

Beth said...

I like comic books, but I'm tired of gimmicks. They're killing Batman! Infinite Crisis was interesting but I kept calling it infinite sales pitch. Anyone have a good comic recommendation? Something new on the horizon?

Beth said...

And finally, by the way - Althouse, my new google Icon is just for you: this squirrel and his pals followed me from my first-floor office to my new second-floor office. They hop around on palm trees and slam up against my window. I crank out the louver and roll peanuts down the glass for them.

Ron said...

"Is Woody Woodpecker the cartoon version of Rahm Emanuel?"

Ron said...

"If I win $1million on 'Deal or No Deal', do I get to lick Howie's head on camera?"

Simon said...

Balloon: "If only Simon were here..."

:p

Ron said...

"Do cruel rich parents buy their snotty kids sleds that have that 'Rosebud' logo on them?"

Ann Althouse said...

"And finally, by the way - Althouse, my new google Icon is just for you..."

Cool!


"I'm tired of being a cartoon. Where can I find a Magic Frame like the one in the 'Take On Me' video?"

LOL.

Pogo said...

Hey, Althouse, my eyes are up here!

Original George said...

Why so blue?

Unwed teenage mother gives birth to baby in shed and puts him in a slop trough. He grows up to be a homeless criminal. He does weird things and talks in riddles. He is executed. His buddy betrays him. His others friends run away or deny they know him.

And the story has a happy ending.

Go figure.

Anyway, here is video of the chillingly wonderful Christmas Eve message from Apollo 8. With Earth rise.

Richard Fagin said...

"Gawd, if I have to grade another back of final exams as bad as that last one, I'll puke!"

Simon said...

Original George said...
"Anyway, here is video of the chillingly wonderful Christmas Eve message from Apollo 8."

That was such an incredibly moving thing that they did - I always wonder what an atheist feels watching that.

Lem said...

Merry Christmas everybody.

No, I mean me, I'm sayng Merry Christmas.

Later..

Paul Zrimsek said...

I'm an atheist. I found the Apollo 8 video incredibly moving.

Mark O said...

Is Uncle Scrooge in there somewhere with you? I miss him. I wonder what you look like in all three dimensions. What color do you want to be? It seems you tend toward blue. What does it mean?

Original George said...

The good Earth.

Here is the complete flight transcript for the Apollo 8 mission, including the first photo ever taken of the Earth from the Moon:

075:47:30 Anders or Borman (onboard): Oh, my God! Look at that picture over there! Here's the Earth coming up. Wow, is that pretty!

075:47:37 Borman or Anders (onboard): Hey, don't take that, it's not scheduled.

ricpic said...

L'image d'une femme triste et mysterieux.

Simon said...

Blogger Original George said...
"Here is the complete flight transcript for the Apollo 8 mission, including the first photo ever taken of the Earth from the Moon"

Not only the first photograph taken, but taken at the same time that the first human saw that sight for the first time. The media that came back from that mission, set in its context, is incredibly moving.