February 16, 2009

I was inside that tree...

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... either trying to emerge or to get you to come inside with me. Or... I don't know... caption contest! Maybe something about blogging and "dead tree media."

55 comments:

AJ Lynch said...

Treemendous picture!

James said...

What, Ann, you couldn't come up with your own caption? Were you stumped?

traditionalguy said...

The latest design in Wood-pecker feeders. Comes with attractive Bird decoy inside.

David said...

Can't you see? This settles it. Althouse is a space alien. Danger! Danger!

Henry Buck said...

"The deepening economic crisis forces law professor to find new home."

Buford Gooch said...

From the stump of Dead Tree Media emerges the sprout of blogging.

ElcubanitoKC said...

This, for some reason, makes me think of Un Ballo in Maschera...very nordic...

Triangle Man said...

"Call me nymph, divine, and rare, precious, celestial."

JohnAnnArbor said...

Remember, folks: leave old stumps out on your property as they provide homes for our forest friends.

chickenlittle said...

Birth of a Venusian

William said...

To be brutally honest that tree makes you look fat. I think you would look best in a white birch or maybe just a london plane for casual wear.

traditionalguy said...

Was the original Althaus clan from the Black Forest? She appears to be completely at ease in, on, and around trees of every shape and color. Her second job may be as a forester outstanding in her field. She would enjoy a visit the Garberville, California area on her Spring trip.

Henry Buck said...

"Althouse finds some wood, leaving Meade and other commenters exasperated."

Michael E. Lopez said...

"They said it was a tumor, but it just kept growing..."

Lem said...

The curious case of Althouse Button

twinsdad said...

doctor's stumped as to why Law Prof. is turning into a tree, some blame onion ring overdose

EDH said...

How about...

Ann's Labyrinth?

Any giant tree frogs to contend with inside that tree stump?

Lem said...

In an Obamanian effort to attract liberal commenters, Althouse becomes tree-sitter sensation.

Martin said...

Ann Althouse's nomination to the Supreme Court was derailed today when photos of her enjoying nature were leaked to the press. Although considered center right in her legal views, Republicans have now vowed to filibuster saying that anyone who enjoys nature must be a closet liberal.

Lem said...

derailed

I like it.. but how about "threatened to chainsaw".

EDH said...

The way Althouse is positioned, how about...

Nature's porta-potty?

Lem said...

What is Althouse position on Trees ;)

Lem said...

Trees are one of todays burning issues ;)

EDH said...

How about...

Get Tenure.

Watch until the end.

rhhardin said...

There's a faux cardinal (real audio) outside right now.

Curtiss said...

I am not an animal! I am a tree!

Trooper York said...

This explains a lot.

You can explain a lot by the position of the wood. So to speak.

Lem said...

In an unusual foray into what she would only describe as performance art Althouse agrees to a Pajamas Media stunt and interviews dying tree.

Curtiss said...

Protesting nosy, blabbermouth out-of-towner inhabits tree stump until she gets attention from locals.

Film at eleven.

Paddy O. said...

Hop along, my little friends, up the Withywindle!
Tom's going on ahead candles for to kindle.
Down west sinks the Sun: soon you will be groping.
When the night-shadows fall, then the door will open,
Out of the window-panes light will twinkle yellow.
Fear no alder black! Heed no hoary willow!
Fear neighter root nor bough! Tom goes on before you.
Hey now! merry dol! We'll be waiting for you!

jdeeripper said...

"The Troll of Althouse"

"Would any of you nice children like some gingerbead cookies? AHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!

Pat said...

Frustrated by the ever-increasing government mandated presence of food in her fuel, law professor takes matters into her own hands and goes on the stump.

Yeah, well, ok! I suppose! Make that "in the stump". I feel like such a sap.

steve said...

An outhouse for Althouse!

Beth said...

You weren't traveling with anyone named Nimue, or Vivien, were you?

Triangle Man said...

How about, "I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees." Or, are you wearing a thneed?

Jason (the commenter) said...

In Indiana they say that if the Althouse sees her shadow on Valentine's Day, we will have two more months of winter.

Leland said...

That's just squirrelly.

traditionalguy said...

Is it just me, or does the head in this tree look like an Owl asking who and what is out there in her Blogger Forest?

TMink said...

"Here, Althouse comes out from hiding, but her evil twin Maxine, seen only by her glowing eyes in the dark of the tree, stays put for now."

Trey

Methadras said...

Folks, what you are witnessing is a rare sight indeed. A lawyer-eating tree. nom nom nom.

Leland said...

Althouse prepares to audition for a role as an Ent in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit

raf said...

Used to be when a tree died, the dryad died with it, but now there are dryad zombies. Beware.

chickenlittle said...

Ann in the boat.

JohnAnnArbor said...

TMink, I think that's a Jawa. I didn't know there were Jawas in Indiana.

So, Professor, look out for sandcrawlers, is all.

author, etc. said...

"Xylem, phloem, and Althouse: transpirational tissues contributing nourishment, structure, style and funk to random unidentified hardwoods."

fcai said...

Sycamores are frequently hollow, as I previously wrote.

Now Ann can branch out into other areas. Deal with root causes. Not bark up the wrong tree. No longer go against the grain.

Cue the Sinatra, Moonlight in Vermont...

jeff said...

"....or to get you to come inside with me."

Jeeze, someone came back home all frisky.

blake said...
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blake said...

In Greg Gutfeld style:

Ann Althouse--she's so cute, trees hug her!

Lem said...

We're going to need to get Bob Ross to show us how to feed her ;)

blogging cockroach said...

hi professor
you know your perspective changes
depending on your point of view
so i couldn t help thinking how much
you looked like an adorable termite
poking out of that tree at least you do
to me now that i m an insect
so i assembled some nice termite quotes
as follows viz

a termite walks into a bar and asks
excuse me where is the bar tender

some primal termite knocked on wood
and tasted it and found it good.
that is why your cousin may
fell through the parlor floor today
     ogden nash

a termite can do nothing to a stone but lick it

hey i did t say they were all gems
don t take any wooden nickels
your friend
bc

RLB_IV said...

"Venus rising from a stump"

...no shells there

Lem said...
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Lem said...

OMG... Althouse is really a Vorlon from Babylon 5 ;)

AST said...

Stimulus comes early for one homeless Madisonite.