March 3, 2009

"He's Quasimodo. Nobody wants to get near him."

Providing legal representation to a monster and misusing a literary reference.

Of course, the latter is much worse.

16 comments:

Ron said...

In that first frame you have up there, it looks like he's tweeting...

"Rung bells. Waxed hump. Had knish for breakfast."

Ron said...

Why must Quasi be the fall guy? Did not Semi, Hemi, Demi and HelloModo have a part in this legislation?

Trooper York said...

Didn't you just do a blogging heads with her?

Paul Zrimsek said...

Eve Fairbanks is a bit of a quasi-MoDo, now that you mention it.

Chip Ahoy said...

^^^ Eve, she is not a bit Quasimodo ! She's beautiful.

Just watched the Meet Your Meat video. Is that really widespread? They end the video with animals that appear to be living normally. This confuses me.

I just got a copy of Fatal Harvest yesterday. It's an impressive book but a terrible scold. The section on animals is quite depressing but not nearly sensationalist as the PETA video.

It is possible and not altogether inconvenient to buy grass-fed beef and non-battery chickens and eggs, even if the term free-range is misleading. I'm already looking into farm shares. Vegetarianism seems extreme to me.

fcai said...

I buy my beef from a farmer who raises the animals - have been to his farm many times.

Get my eggs from local farmers who tend their flocks well.

Other than that, I eat plant material.

Get to know your local farmers - they need your support, and we need their products.

George E. said...

Books!

Wow. I read the label and thought that the professor had actually read a book.

But of course not. The label, like so mch around here, is misleading. Annie read a post about a book.

What a scholar!!

Peter V. Bella said...

In Chicago, lawyers call it the "jag-off" defense. "My client is a jag off, but..."

Ann Althouse said...

I have not only read "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," fuckai, I have read it in French.

fcai said...

I read it when Disney released their all-singing, all-dancing not-related-to-HBoND-cartoon-except-by-the-title, just to see what Victor Hugo had written. I learned a lot about architecture, and later had the opportunity to climb the stairs up to the roof of Notre Dame and tour the bell tower. Very impressive, I must say. Disney got it all wrong. Spoiler alert for those of you who have not read the book, it doesn't have a happy ending. I KNOW!!! Shocking, eh?

Now what were we talking about? Getting defensive when nitwits take cheap shots? Nah, I am sure that wasn't it. Speaking of cheap shots, I could use one about now. Where is Lem to set them up?

Revenant said...

Just watched the Meet Your Meat video.

I haven't watched the video (nor do I care to). But I find the picture on the right to be kind of funny. I think it is meant to look disgusting, but it just makes me crave steak.

LutherM said...

Professor, I believe that the book by Victor Hugo is called ""Notre-Dame de Paris" - I'm unaware of a book known as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" en francais.

As for Richard Allen Davis, he's one of the better arguments for the death penalty - as is, if proven guilty, Ingmar Guandique, who allegedly killed Chandra Levy.

fcai said...

Ann Althouse said...
I have not only read "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," fuckai
...

I just noticed what you did there. Do you think I was the one who called you "Annie"? Pardon me, Miss Ann, but that is not the way of my people. While I am frequently rude to other commenters here, I endeavor not to be rude to our hostess.

Please read my comments again. I am a fan of V. Hugo in any language, ma chère professeur.

Ann Althouse said...

It was a term of endearment. Quit being such a stiff!

Michael Hasenstab said...

Vegetarianism seems extreme to me.

I'm with you. Have you seen what happens to baby carrots? Grotesque. The dark side of vegetarianism is kept well hidden.

It's good, though, that PETV has been throwing fur at salad bars. It's not much, but it's a start.

fcai said...

Nice try, Miss Ann, but you still need to get the sequence of comments correct - it was your admirer George E. who was commenting upon your bookreading habits.

At that point I had only written about my food supply. But then George wrote about the Hunchback, and next thing I know, my handle is changed and you are being defensive about your ability to read French.

Oh, I see - I am now supposed to return the term of endearment. Not going to do that. That would be rude.

Something doesn't add up, and your latest response is odd, too. Can I change my vote to "straight vodka"?