February 21, 2009

At the Mauve Café.

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Deep snow on Picnic Point. Hazy sun. Beautiful day. Talk about what you like.

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Ron said...

Do we have a preliminary route for the Althouse Commenterpalooza Festival this summer?

A suggestion...if you do meet Althouse this summer, and have a blog, team blogging must occur!

AlphaLiberal said...

It's a beautiful and, thankfully, lighgt snow.

Ron said...

Let's all do gratuitous bathtub photos for Trooper York...

Lem said...

The picture is purplish...

It must be Althouse..

You remember the game punchwagon?

Greg Toombs said...

At least the picture isn't bright blue.

Jason (the commenter) said...

I planted some johnny-jump-ups last night with just that color in them. They smell really nice whenever I step outside. And I have bread baking and tomato sauce cooking inside. So it's a world of fragrances here.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Where'd all the wimmen go? Into the ladies room at the same time?

From what I've been told, there's a salad bar and comfy chairs in the ladies room, which is why they all go there.

ricpic said...

Lawdy, Miss Mauvey

Not quite pink, not quite purple,
He's our Massa Zero, our Prissy Urkle.

Trooper York said...

Titus insists that you stage one meeting where they have a toss the salad bar.

Lem said...

I got my sister on the phone doing my taxes... I'm getting $4.00 US Dollards from the state of NY.

I'm trying to figure out waht I could do with it ;)

EDH said...

Don't say you weren't warned that a sedentary lifestyle could kill you.

blake said...

I like New York in June.
How about you?

Lem said...

Back in the DR, Cepillo (punchwagon) consisted of being first to lightly punch your brother or sister upon seeing a Volkswagon Beatle.

Trooper York said...

I thought in the DR that consisted of punching your cousin with a needle so he could hit 52 home runs.

Lem said...

I like New York in June.

I like New York on thursdays.

I tried to cut and paste New York once and got let off with a warning.

Lem said...

I thought in the DR that consisted of punching your cousin with a needle so he could hit 52 home runs.

LOL... In DR speak a causing is a fallguy. The causin might not even exist.

My father was furius when he mention steroids and the DR and got them all mixup.. like "if you want steroids just come on down..."

Trooper York said...

The first year Manny was with Cleveland they came in for a summer series to Yankee Staduim and all the chica's from Washington Heights came to the staduim in little shirts that they tied over their belly and these little shorts with high heels. Ai-yi-ai. Muy bonita.

Trooper York said...

The guy who ownes the bodega next door to me has about five daughters who range in age from 18 to 7 years old. He is going to have a very interesting life the next couple of years.

Lem said...

It's interesting that he is going to be playing for the DR in the Baseball Classic series.

How do you represent a country you just trashed?
A country responsible for turning out the largest per capita percentage of professional baseball players in the world?

Alex is not stupid.. he's beyond stupid.

XWL said...

Overcast days never turned me on . . .

Lem said...

The guy who ownes the bodega next door to me has about five daughters who range in age from 18 to 7 years old. He is going to have a very interesting life the next couple of years.

In DR baseball players are the rock stars.

Chip Ahoy said...

I made a batch of fried mozzarella, but that was just an experiment, and to get rid of it to make room so I can continue experimenting and eventually try to make different types of cheese. I'm at the beginning of the cheese learning curve.

Lem said...

I heard the Bush 41's are down in DR. They are (or were by now) at a paradise in La Romana owned by a Venezuelan tycoon (one pissed off Venezuelan tycoon)

SteveR said...

five daughters who range in age from 18 to 7 years old. He is going to have a very interesting life the next couple of years.

I'm willing to bet its already been interesting.

chickenlittle said...

Chip said: I'm at the beginning of the cheese learning curve.

Ever make a three cheese fondue with emmentaller, gruyère, and appenzeller?

That's swiss comfort food.

john said...

Trooper -

Have you any updates to share about your lawyer/customer who was apparently giving head to some guy eating a hot dog while wearing that nice jacket? (Or something like that, I kinda forget.)

Also, I want to blame Hank Paulson for everything. Where is he now?

Lem said...

You know how in American football they have cheerleaders?

In DR they have cheerleaders on top of the home dogout.

People dont believe me when I tell them.

john said...

Do we have a preliminary route for the Althouse Commenterpalooza Festival this summer?

A suggestion...if you do meet Althouse this summer, and have a blog, team blogging must occur!


What, don't we get tee shirts?

Trooper York said...

No updates yet, the other shoe will drop on Tuesday most likely.

TitusFreezeFrame said...

I ran out of toilet paper today and I had to wipe my third pinched loaf with the closest available sock.

I hope none of you have lost repect for me.

I just threw the sock away as I would hate to see the rare clumbers chewing on it. That would be gross.

TitusFreezeFrame said...

To make matters worse I think that sox was one I used to clean up my chizz from an earlier jerky jerky. It felt kind of crusty on my ass.

chickenlittle said...

I ran out of toilet paper today and I had to wipe my third pinched loaf with the closest available sock.

I would have just jumped in the shower and spared the sock.

Lem said...

Do we have a preliminary route for the Althouse Commenterpalooza Festival this summer?

When you are a rock star like Althouse.. why would you for a mere 67?

TitusFreezeFrame said...

It was either chizz on the sock or I blew my nose on it and it was dried bugurs. Either way it felt kind of nasty against my ass.

But I was desperate. I needed to find the nearest piece of material because I didn't want any poop to drip from my ass while looking for some wipey wipey.

TitusFreezeFrame said...

If there was chizz on the sock and I wiped my ass with it that would be like me kind of fucking myself.

How weird?

chickenlittle said...

I didn't want any poop to drip from my ass...

You either have diarrhea or a loose sphincter.

Lem said...

Althouse got 23 comments doing a blog test (like a microphone test) but it appears that when it come to a live test you are all a bunch of wimps (no disrespect)

TitusFreezeFrame said...

I had diarehhea. No loose spinchter. My ass is like that of a 13 year old boy-my doctor has told me. Also, I have a perfect prostate. I don't get fucked. I am proud of my undamaged prostrate.

Lem said...

If Attorneys General Holder says we are a bunch of wimps ... then I cant be too far off... Could I?

TitusFreezeFrame said...

I won't even let someone stick a finger in my ass.

LonewackoDotCom said...

On a serious note, Insty approvingly linked to video of Specter being "jeered" a day or two ago: link. It shows two regular citizens talking to Specter. Can you spot what they did wrong?

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Yes, that's right: they just ranted at him. Specter was apparently able to deflect their concerns, and ultimately nothing changed. The alternative would have been for them to ask him a question that would show him up. That would have had a far greater impact and would have sent a message to the rest. So, why is Insty promoting people ranting and "jeering" rather than something that would be effective?

TitusFreezeFrame said...

Sometimes ranting and jeering is all we have left.

The left will never take away our voices!

Trooper York said...

Hey who was jeering at Titus's loose Spinchter?

That's not cool.

Trooper York said...

And that's Senator Spinchter to you.

chickenlittle said...

I had diarehhea.

Eat more cheese Titus.

confucius say, plenty curds make healthy turds

Lem said...

Although... it does make sense that we dont care to meet Althouse ... conservatives dont need people ... people who need people are the worst people in the world ;)

Lem said...

I don't understand how Althouse does a poll on whatever and she gets hundreds of responses...

Yet mapping a poll seems to be too much.

I dont mean to overstate my case but it appears that Chandra Levy had more people on her side.

Lem said...

Picture the whispers at a blog convention.. yea she can command hundreds of comments at the drop of her hat.. but she could only muster 67 people willing to meet her for free.

Ouch.

chickenlittle said...

speaking of Spector...link.

ricpic said...

Wow Chip, that fried mozzarella looks appetizing. Looks like you're well beyond the start of the learning curve to me.

EDH said...

You can see Obama's latest economic PR gambit now linked up on Drudge who highlights HIGHER TAXES ON THE RICH; VOW TO CUT DEFICIT BY 2/3.

An accelerated announcement of higher taxes is prompted, obviously, for political and not economic reasons. I think it's an attempt to cleave the mounting pitchfork opposition to his spending and cross-subsidization of irresponsible behavior.

How? By promising to close the deficit through higher taxation of the other guy who has more than you. In other words, don't worry, somebody else with more money than you will pay for all this.

Which of course is bullshit.

Good luck with that. I think the immediate economic consequences will be negative for the economy and, politically, I don't think it will change a lot of minds about the present course of action.

Lem said...

I've let health insurance checks expire because like Jennifer Connely on The Hose of Sand and Fog I did not "timely" opened my mail.

I'll be damed if I pass up a chance to meet Althouse... because of you.. you. allayus.

I know it was you Fredo. You broke my heart

Beth said...

Happy Samedi Gras! Or, I hope y'all are having a nice Saturday, fat or not.

I'm having a low-key Carnival season. I've seen two of my three favorite parades so far: Krewe Du Vieux, and Muses. KdV is a satirical foot parade through the French Quarter - one of its subkrewes is "Spermes" so you get the picture (a play on Hermes, an oldline, mainstream krewe.) The theme this year was the Stimulus Package.

Muses is inspired, just my favorite every year. It's a women's krewe whose signature throw is a decorated high-heeled shoe.

Muses has the most amazing treats between the floats: a troupe of LED butterflies; the Roving Elvii --about 60 men, mostly twenty-somethings -- on scooters, dressed as Las Vegas Elvis; dance troupes, including the Pussyfooters, the Cameltoe Lady Steppers, and the Bearded Oysters. Flambeaux carriers, some the traditional kerosene but also some with a modern LED version. The Marines and National Guard bands - big applause. The Big Easy Rollergirls on their skates.

The bands were terrific! Baton twirlers, drum majors, gleaming brass and shiny new uniforms. Three years ago, in the first Carnival after Katrina, these bands were 1/3 their size and wearing matching sweat suits.

The only thing I'm looking forward to now is Harry Connick's Krewe of Orpheus on Monday night. They spend a lot of money on their floats, and they're always cutting edge in terms of lighting and sound. I'll get to see the best high school and brass bands again.

Other than that, I'm laying low and cooking - tonight I'm grilling oysters and some fish, with wilted greens and mashed yams. Tomorrow, I'm getting fancy and trying out a duck and andouille gumbo. I've never made that, but I got inspired by Top Chef this week.

I have some parade pictures up on my blog, but I must say, I don't think much of the iPhone's camera. Looks like I'll have to go back to carrying around a small digital camera.

blake said...

Sounds a bit like the Doo-Dah Parade.

Ron said...

Here's a golden opportunity for a post...some of you arty wags should design some Althouse T-shirts for Commenterpalooza, and we can vote on them here on the site...Althouse can play the Simon role, with ultimate approval. To fund the making of the shirts, perhaps more egg salad eating videos can be made...

Michael Hasenstab said...

I don't understand how Althouse does a poll on whatever and she gets hundreds of responses...

Yet mapping a poll seems to be too much.


Responding to a poll is merely stating a preference in a theoretical sort of way.

Sticking a pin into anything is a commitment. As anyone who has ever stuck knows.

Lem said...

Sticking a pin into anything is a commitment. As anyone who has ever stuck knows.

There is allways someone willing to stick up for the uncommittals!

Lem said...

Yea.. sure why not let Ron dream that this is going to happen?

He's only beign here since day one practically!

Michael Hasenstab said...

Not sticking up for anyone, really. I put my pin on the map.

The low ratio of pinners to commenters may be due to some commenters playing the role of multiple characters. Others are happier being reclusive.

Penny said...

The Philadelphia Inquirer had more insight on Phil Specter's murder rap than on Arlen Specter's sell out.

They are now mauve to my mind.

Beware those muted shades.

Penny said...

Oh...and I like Ann's pictures.

Jason (the commenter) said...

You can see Obama's latest economic PR gambit now

You mean having taxpayers starting to get 13 dollars a week on April Fool's Day? That was smart.

Lem said...

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?

Whenever I google Althouse that link is up front and center. A link trying to make her look bad.

Again.. How bad does it look when only 67 people are willing to meet her?

Supposedly there is nothing harder than hitting a baseball, yet someone managed to hit 73 homeruns in 6 months.. ok bad example (he was on steroids).. but it was not because he was lazy ;)

Lem said...

I dont want to name names.. but I could be pushed!

On the other hand.. I can see some Alhousians thinking ... shutup Lem.. the less people the better, we'll spend more time with her.

You know waht.. forget you all.. we are going to have Althouse all to ourselves!

Hopefully.. Ron .. you were saying?

Jason (the commenter) said...

Lem : Again.. How bad does it look when only 67 people are willing to meet her?

But, Lem, we're 67 of the most interesting, beautiful, creative and humble people in the country.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Well said, Jason.

Here's hoping we can lean on Trooper to cater the event.

Lem said...

But, Lem, we're 67 of the most interesting, beautiful, creative and humble people in the country.

Let's hope so... for her sake ;)

Michael Hasenstab said...

Althouse does have quite a few commentators, but how many of them comment frequently enough to be interested in a meet-up?

Maybe the 67 represents the hard-core regulars, and the irregulars drift in and out depending on their interest in specific topics, or as their trolling habits dictate.

Bars can be busy on Saturday nights, but it's the regulars who'll be there Tuesday.

Lem said...

There is way of maximising her trip by shortening her airplane/car travels based on the number of people in an area.

We can do this with GIS.

Basically you feed GIS information (the more the better) and you ask for wahtever you want.

Well you know waht i mean ;)

Psychedelic George said...

Take out yo' false teeth, mamma, 'n' let me suck on yo' gums!

Mr. Wolf say, "Lemme hear you blow!"

I say no more slippin' 'n' doggin' around!

Magic Dick!

J. Geils
2/20/09

Lem said...

Bars can be busy on Saturday nights, but it's the regulars who'll be there Tuesday.

Well said .. (considering my habits)

Jason (the commenter) said...

There is way of maximising her trip by shortening her airplane/car travels based on the number of people in an area.

There's no joy in that. Where's the spontaneity? Road trips are all about seeing weird things on the side of the road and stopping. Who knows where you'll end up, or if they'll ever find your body?

Michael Hasenstab said...

In the end, it's Althouse's deal, and she'll plan it to fit her needs, and on her schedule.

We are but passengers on the Spaceship Althouse.

Lem said...

In short, GIS can take all the pins on the map, a window of time, plane/trains and automobile data and come up with optimal trip scenarios for Althouse based on levels of priorities.

Simon said...

I'd stick a pin in the map but I have no idea how, even after reading the update. At any rate, Indianapolis, St. Louis, that kind of area is good for me.

Lem said...

We are but passengers on the Spaceship Althouse.

I wonder waht my rank is?

Lem said...

I'd stick a pin in the map but I have no idea how, even after reading the update.

You see waht i mean?

Jesus Simon, is it too much to ask? i never expected you not to be part of this.

Lem said...

Simon can lucidly explain the most elusive intricacies of the 9th amendment to the constitution ... but don't ask him to pin a map.. man.

chickenlittle said...

I wonder waht my rank is?

bartender, 1st class? :)

Lem said...

Btw.. for those of you looking it up..

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

the 9th

Michael Hasenstab said...

bartender, 1st class? :)

We're all bartenders, first class.

An army of bartenders. Will that annoy Insty?

Lem said...

bartender, 1st class? :)

I wouldn't know how to mix a drink to save my life.

Lem said...

I enjoy a drink too much.. for me to learn how to dispense it is akin to giving it up ;)

Lem said...

btw - I'm enjoying a Guinness extra sout. Pardon the misspellings ;)

The professor never does btw.

Imagine the love I have for Althouse that I risk her wrath by snow plowing my way thru her blog.

Lem said...

snow plows are not known for neatness... get it?

I'm very smart ;)

Ron said...

Lem -- what up, dog? I ain't a'followin' ya!

john said...

Lem,

It took 3 vistis and an hour of screwing around to figure out how to stick a pin in Althouse's map. If I was smarter I would have just given up. And that could be the reason there are only 67 pins.

blogging cockroach said...

so far this thread is just guys
mostly lem and michael h
and penny

hi penny

welcome you re new here i can tell
i m one of those 67 commenters
and a foodie too but i can t put a pin
in the map for cambridge mass
due to my physical limitations
i mean moving that mouse around
is like pushing a pickup to you
so maybe there are 68 of us
but there may be a lot of regulars
who if they re like me don t want
to show their faces in public
for fear of the orkin man

JAL said...

For crying out loud Lem, pint out the map instructions again.

They get lost in between posts about bright purple gulags.

I can't even remember where I posted them in the comments.

john said...

... pint out the map instructions again.

I bet he will...

as soon as he finishes his pint.

JAL said...

That was "print."

And archie -- Beth is here too.

Should I stick a pin in for you and you can have a private tete a tete with Althouse if she comes that way?

Do they still have a Brighams on Cambridge Square -- with jimmies for the ice cream?

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Lem said...

They get lost in between posts about bright purple gulags.

lol

JAL said...

But I am getting the idea that Lem is pinting it tonight.

Trooper York said...

I don't think all 67 of us can meet up in the same place so we should all start imbibing and then post comments all night long. We would all be tripping. So to speak.

Lem you start first.

Penny said...

Hey blogging cockroach! Thanks for the welcome.

Mind if I slide in right behind you down there?

Damp and dark...We MIGHT do worse, you know.

Lem said...

look at me lem taking over the tread ... if i wanted to risk Althouse wrath i think this is how i would do it.

I was just trying to shame you all for a minute of your time onto a pin on a map.. I'll pin for food ;)

no biggie!

Ralph said...

Lem, what part of "undisclosed location" don't you understand?
Jeez, give it a rest.

Lem said...

I believe Althouse would make adequate arrangements for the bloging cockroach..

they would be kept secret. of course for security reasons.

Ralph said...

The Twitter CEO is on CSPAN right now. He sure looks like a twit. Undershirt is showing.

Lem said...

Lem, what part of "undisclosed location" don't you understand?

Ok ok .. I'm just going by waht i see here and the map. thats all.

Curtiss said...

I finally figured out how to put a pin on the map. However, in the process, I think I somehow broke the map.

I blame you, Lem.

Psychedelic George said...

"Let's Go Trippin'"

Dick Dale & the Del-Tones!

Lem said...

I finally figured out how to put a pin on the map. However, in the process, I think I somehow broke the map.

lol..you mean like Ted's Stevens?

Simon said...

This week's chimp blogging made me think of the video to Head over Heals by Tears for Fears, and that in turn lead me to this amusing "literal video version."

Lem, the Ninth Amendment surred Bork's much misunderstood "ink blot" comment. If it said "Congress shall have the power to ..." and an ink blot had obscured the remainder of the sentence, no one would think judges were authorized to make up anything that they thought was a good idea and say that it was the power granted under the ink blot; likewise, Bork thought, when you have a text whose words are clear but whose meaning is entirely cryptic and can't be discerned, judges are no more authorized to supply an invented meaning than the proverbial ink blot. The Ninth Amendment was his example, and a distortion/misunderstanding of that comment has followed him around ever since.

Simon said...

(I don't entirely agree with Bork on that point, by the way.)

Lem said...

There is a twit that says he's got 17,000 followers and he himself follows thousands..

Is David Brooks on Twitter ;)

Trooper York said...

If Mort were awake he would say that Simon mentioning the Ink Spots was racist.

Lem said...

Simon I'm looking up "surred" while listening to the video you posted.. give me a minute ;)

chickenlittle said...

Dick Dale & the Del-Tones!

Yes!

Jason (the commenter) said...

"I believe in the good of life"

The Hidden Cameras

(If that's not a good band for this this blog, with Althouse's secret shots of strangers, I don't know what is.)

Simon said...

Lem, I meant "spurred" - typo. Sorry.

Troop, if Mort were awake, he'd probably disagree that I disagree with Bork on anything. ;)

Curtiss said...

Lem: lol..you mean like Ted's Stevens?

I met Ted Stevens once. He's a diminutive fellow.

Even more so, now.

Lem said...

After unsuccessfully looking up surred and reading you Borked comment (I don't entirely agree with Bork on that point, by the way.)

I haphazardly disagree with you ;)

thank God I'm not a lawyer.

chickenlittle said...

Movin'n' Groovin'

Duane Eddy

Simon said...

BTW, I'll put a pin in the map if someone tells me how. If I do as Althouse's post suggests (click edit), I don't see any way to add a pin, I just end up editing "jolly madison 1."

Psychedelic George said...

"Deep snow on Picnic Point. Hazy sun. Beautiful day. Talk about what you like."

That is so heavy, Professor.

Escape through the lily fields.

Lem said...

Forget it Simon - we should make you travel far.. for the sin of not figuring out something like this.

It will be your penance ;)

blogging cockroach said...

oops
you re right j a l

hi beth

sorry i didn t see you
damned hard to do
but i managed it

now i don t go to brigham s you see
they re not organic enough for me
and i don t want jimmies with a herd
cause they use the dreaded i word
i m a green cockroach oh i sing
integrated pest management s my thing
and penny you ve given a reason
for me to feel a frisson
so even if i m under the sink
stop by and we ll have a drink

Lem said...

I have to make a beer run.. unlike some of you I cannot order everything over the phone... I have to leave the house...

kidding kidding..

Ron said...

For all my
Dick Dale Peeps out there!

Jason (the commenter) said...

Hmm...

I think I'm going to "Start wearing Purple"

Gogol Bordello

They were amazing in concert. A mosh pit broke out. I was not expecting that.

RLB_IV said...

Althousian blog meet? Where,when?
Blogging Cockroach has an open invitation to a ride on our Gulfstream G150. I hope he likes
Le Canard enchaîné, something to do in flight besides eating. Blogging Cockroach,You can eat the paper if you wish, but there is better fare on board...anything you would like to eat. We will set up a laptop in the forward cabin so that you can communicate your every wish. Just as it would be at Casa de B. There is only one blogging Coackroach and as Democrats we welcome him...for his is the voice of the future. We would gladly invite Sir Archy, but then he does not need mortal transport but he may join us if he wishes. We could bring my daughters Swam,Sanandayankachaina
who is her yoga instructor. He talks to the dead. It would be a hoot. Since my wife is in prison, I would like to meet the good professor and her admirers.

Lem said...

..so even if i m under the sink
stop by and we ll have a drink


Here is to the blog cochroach..

May you live a thousand of your years.

Freeman Hunt said...

Simon, after the map loads, enter your city into the regular search box.

blogging cockroach said...

thanks r l b
i ll give that great thought
sorry abt your wife

but i have one more thing
to say about my last comment
which is

stop by and let s have a drink

is better for the last line
the meter s improved
and so is the elision
plus it sounds friendlier
which i want it to be despite
being so damn picky
so you see r l b you ll have
an artist on your hands
if you invite me on your jet
plus i get airsick

Lem said...

By God Jason's got it..

Let's wear purple to the Althouse meet.

Sorry Ron your tshirt idea is good but I'm goign to wear purple..

Wear purple for Althouse now!

Michael Hasenstab said...

Back now. Had to rummage around in the basement for a different monitor. Stuck a pin in the map and the monitor went pfffft. Had to clean up glass.

blogging cockroach said...

oh and thanks lem
sorry to go and change that line
on you but as you can see i am
an artist and never satisfied

Michael Hasenstab said...
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Lem said...

Freeman says..

Simon, after the map loads, enter your city into the regular search box.

Wath i tell you people about Freeman... on the Althouse ship, I think Freeman is the Capt #1, the first officer.

Cross Freeman at your peril ;)

Michael Hasenstab said...

A woman finally shows up to straighten out things. Isn't that how it always ends up?

Michael Hasenstab said...

And a woman in her, what, 11th month of pregnancy at that?

Ron said...

Not purple, mauve!

Lem said...

The Alhousian purple revolution..

it has a Chavelian ring to it.. I leave it up to you all of course, I'm just talking a loud.

Chaves is perhaps not the best representative of waht Althouse is about.. clearly.

Jason (the commenter) said...

You'll all have to have drinks with creme de violette in it. Like an Aviation.

Lem said...

And a woman in her, what, 11th month of pregnancy at that?

Really?

Freeman has her own ship you know.. I ought to visit more often.

Lem said...

you ll have
an artist on your hands
if you invite me on your jet
plus i get airsick


There is a way of making a sand castle for studing ants... we have an enthusiast at work.

I'm thinking expand on that idea.

It could be that the study of roaches lacks funding ..

Where's our blogging roach stimulus piece of the pie ;)

RLB_IV said...

Well thank you, Blogging cockroach,
We can supply you with comfortable quarters that mixes oxygen and nitric oxide so you will be very comfortable. We would love to have a drink with you or three.
As to my writing, I've got some delicious single malt scotch. Do you like scotch? We have a cat who does not like scotch but he likes cheap bourbon. He does not fly. After he chucked a hairball on a friends suede jacket on a trip to Aspen, he's banned from flying. He will be well taken care of by Socorro. She will feed him and he will sleep while she polishes the silver.

Very truly yours, RLB

Lem said...

Ken Burns is on CSpan giving us kudos for daring to elect Obama..

It's official...

Wait a minute, he's taking it back..
We are not "there" yet.. we are almost there..

Jason (the commenter) said...

Ken Burns is the worst filmmaker ever. Everything he does is the same. Folk music, shots of water, panning over pictures, people talking. More water shots. Ugh.

He can suck the life out of anything.

Curtiss said...

Wait a minute, he's taking it back..
We are not "there" yet.. we are almost there..


Don't tell me. This is just the down payment, right?

Jason (the commenter) said...

No wonder he's on C-span now. He probably can't go out in daylight. Or go anywhere near garlic.

Lem said...

You remember when you were taking put on a car by your parents on some trip..

My father used to lie to us and we were almost there.

Of course we were not almost there!

So when I hear Ken Burns say we are allmost there you forgive me i clear my garganta. the thing inside my neck.

English is not easy people. the blogroach is my idol, at least she can spell!

chickenlittle said...
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chickenlittle said...

How can you tell roach is a she? I can't tell from the picture.

JAL said...

But we have to ban RED HATS! altogether. Or they have to be baseball hats.

(That is the purple and red thing.)

Purple tee shirts?

You know cafe press and ... mmm zazzle? or someone makes custom shirts.

But it just occurred to me -- maybe this is like the cruel neutrality thing.

Mmmm. Don't like that thought. But then, Althouse likes road trips. :-)

Jason (the commenter) said...

English is not easy people. the blogroach is my idol, at least she can spell!

I thought the blogging cockroach was a male. It says male on his profile. But how do you tell with roaches? Also, have you ever noticed he/she doesn't have pants on in his/her profile pick? Disgusting. Is there some way we can have that flagged?

Lem said...

Ken Burns is a man on a perpetual fund rasing road trip.

Whenever he is on the wrong side of the cammera think sale! sale! sale!

JAL said...

Where is "there?"

blogging cockroach said...

sounds charming r l b thanks
interesting abt your daughter s swami
you know in my last life i was a follower
of the famous world teacher i mistimurki
who was too good to be a swami and
didn t have any followers either
but the people who didn t follow him
gave him lots of money so he had
a private jet too or maybe it was just a yacht
or some rolls royces back in those days
and he didn t teach yoga either
today he d start a blog

blogging cockroach said...

actually jason i wanted to appear in shorts
but knowing althouse i decided against it
and yes i am male for all the good it does me
this time around

Lem said...

Is there some way we can have that flagged?

How did that get by our sensors I'll never know.

Btw Jason.. maybe the roach is a closet liberal.. tring to find her way to the light.. you know she dosent know better she dosent know you have to wear clothing.

dont shame her away.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Well I'm glad you're male. I don't want to think of what they call female cockroaches.

Has anyone seen this extreme insect violence? I found it disturbing. Like watching gladiators.

Curtiss said...

In the blogging cockroach's profile pic, he appears to be wearing a little hat.

Are you indeed wearing a little hat, blogging cockroach?

Is it some kind of Samurai Gladiator hat?

Lem said...

I dont know about you but I think the blogg roach is wearing tails.

look carefully.

Lem said...

BTW.. I think the blog roach can help some of us big time sinners in ways we could only dream from mamals ;)

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:4

blogging cockroach said...
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blogging cockroach said...

sorry to replace my last post
terrible spelling error
getting late you know
yes i have a little hat on
it s the kind of hat i wore in the last life
think frank sinatra
but i m not wearing tails
with a snap brim hat sheesh
anyway i think you re all getting
just a little too nosy if you ask me
i really don t have money for clothes
these days but if someone wants
to buy me a little suit from
hong kong i won t mind

lem seems to be thinking in spanish
where it s la cucaracha
feminine noun
so a cockroach in spanish
is automatically she
whereas in english any pest
seems to be he
so sexist

Jason (the commenter) said...

But if the blogging cockroach used to be a person that would point towards reincarnation. In which case you can probably throw out your bible, Lem, and stop eating hamburgers.

RLB_IV said...

Dear Blogging Cockroach,
Just yesterday, we discovered a female of your species in the hanger with an egg sack attached. For a roach she was most likely quite attractive, at the least she "gets around". Perhaps you would like an introduction. When we came in she scurried under the couch never to be seen again.

Very truly yours, RLB

Lem said...

I'm not saying our blog roach is the least of our bother/sister (i think her sex is under study) I'm just saying that we at Althousia pride ourselves on having the largest panoply of voices.

Show me a blog that can produce a dead man's soul and I might consider clicking to you, but you had to come here first.

Jason (the commenter) said...


Show me a blog that can produce a dead man's soul


Andrew Sullivan?

Lem said...

lem seems to be thinking in spanish
where it s la cucaracha
feminine noun
so a cockroach in spanish
is automatically she
whereas in english any pest
seems to be he
so sexist


Dam smart roach too!

it would be double the fun if Althouse were to extend an invitation to the blof roach and sir archy.

Wow. I would pay admission!

RLB_IV said...

Whoa, and I thought Blogging cockroach was a male of the species. Are you sure?

Jason (the commenter) said...

If Sir Archy is a ghost, and ghosts are invisible, then how can he see anything? His eyes wouldn't work.

Lem said...

lol

Andrew Sullivan?

Im a conservative, I'm not a conservative, but I love conservatives... conservatives preservatives

Jason (the commenter) said...

I believe he is conservative. But I bet he's faking the gay stuff.

Lem said...

If Sir Archy is a ghost, and ghosts are invisible, then how can he see anything?

The same way the TSA is going to see us naked.
;)

Lem said...

But I bet he's faking the gay stuff.

Thats the easy part ;)

Jason (the commenter) said...

That has got to be the worst job ever, because you know only the fat people are going to be okay with that.

Lem said...

My father and mother have independently of each other disavowed my politics.

RLB_IV said...

Jason,

Ghosts are reduced to pure consciousness. They do not need eyes.
We need eyes to see on this mortal plane. At least that is what Swami
Sanandayankachaina says when he speaks, which not very often. His english is shaky, except when he says,
check please.

Lem said...

Twitter is only 25 people? Twitter employees only 25 people?

Get me former senator Stevens on the phone!

Lem said...

The Twitter CEO speaks in question form... you know?

When he makes a statement he does it with the entonation of a question.

Twitter is one of the tools of ship Althouse... so I will salute..
(can you believe althouse is impressed by such an amateurish startup?)

Jason (the commenter) said...

They do not need eyes.

The don't need eyes, unless they want to SEE. Which is my point. If we can't see them, they can't see us.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Twitter is only 25 people?

It's not like they have anyone selling ads. Also, since they don't have anyone selling ads, they can't afford to hire that many people.

Lem said...

Waht is Twitter?

Lem said...

At the risk of souding mutinous..
I think Twitter Is distracting the captain.. it has been for a long time now.

I think captain Althouse has become distracted by the Alien creature called Twitter.

I'm not going to take a vote.. I'm just goig to ask you to sleep on it.

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Lem said...

Twitter represents a clear and present danger to our survival here at the house of Althouse.

JAL said...

Lem -- my daughter plays "punch buggy" here. (VW bugs, not cockroach poets.)

Sounds like what they do in DR, no?

Lem said...

"punch biggy"?

details?

Lem said...

Oh.. "punch buggy"

yes it's the same game.

Jason (the commenter) said...

I think captain Althouse has become distracted by the Alien creature called Twitter.

Maybe her job is keeping her busy. You know, running a family hit squad. She scouts out targets and places to dump bodies with her camera. Then her kids do the hits. Last week she had a job in Indiana. And it looks like she's getting a good reputation if she has a whole series of jobs to do this summer, all over the country.

RLB_IV said...

I have always wondered why ghosts frighten people. They are not corporal so they cannot hurt you.
As people left the land to live in the cities they lost touch with the "others" who reside among us. So sad....

Lem said...

here is the thing about that game that now as an adult sharing a wonderful relations with my brother and sisters is that we via that game learned to try to solve problems with layers of complexity that I believe helped us become successful adults.

I mean we learned the art of compromise way b4 any poli science class try to teach us as adults.

Jason (the commenter) said...

here is the thing about that game

You're talking about Mystery Date, aren't you?

Lem said...

And it looks like she's getting a good reputation if she has a whole series of jobs to do this summer, all over the country.

Way down in the vowels of the ship I've never meet the captain..

Of course The Idea that she is going to take time out..

jesus crist.. you right Jason. Here Iam talking mutiny while the captain is planning to take time out to meet us.

I have no zero shame.

Lem said...

"punch buggy" Jason, the game is punch buggy.. I'm sorry I'm having trouble keepin gup.

Lem said...

The twitter ceo is bugging the hell out of me.

I'm goign to go change the channel and go to bed.

Jason (the commenter) said...

They are not corporal so they cannot hurt you.

Really? Someone peeking at you in the shower or on the toilet and laughing doesn't hurt? Well I have have a surprise for them. A non corporal gun with non corporal bullets. If they don't show their face around here they'll be haunting ghosts; if you take my meaning.

Lem said...

Hopefully I have made an impression that if I don't see at least the regulars pinned to the map... I'm not going to be a pest.. oviously we have a regular ... never mind. (i know pest is not PC)

Lest just say that if you don't pin to the map and you regularly post here ... well I'm going to call you on it, hopefully I'll embarrass you.

(don't worry it's not like i don't have a life)

Ok I probably wont do anything, Ill just leave it up to your own devoid conscience.

Lem said...

On the other hand big things have been known to start small.

Lest just not make it so small it wont even do even for a midgets wake ;)

that joke is not mine btw

Lem said...

I have to go.. but remember I'm watching .. I can see you ;)

Jason (the commenter) said...

I can see you ;)

Thankfully you have beer goggles on, so we all look super sexy.

Beth said...

Where is the map? I must have missed that.

rhhardin said...

In things sexual, we have always been, and we, I believe, continue to be, in two many ways, a nation of pussies.

Freeman Hunt said...

The map thing was added later to the road trip post. I'm sure lots of people didn't see it. She probably plans to put up a new post with the link to the map at some point. Just guessing.

Ron said...

One more post...and we hit the purple Palin limit....uggghhhh...oh wait, that's me!

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