March 25, 2009

"Love in the Time of Commenters."

On Bloggingheads, Bob Wright wants to know all about what's been going on. Topics:
Ann gets engaged to one of her blog’s commenters
Is the internet full of shy, lonely men?
Are women always in it for the man’s money?
Ann accuses Obama of excessive frivolity
Should we be more freaked out about the economy?
Reviving the Althouse vs. BhTV commenter rivalry
I'll update with some juicy clips soon.

ADDED: The first clip, in which Bob speculates that Meade might be my sockpuppet. The clip ends with a surprising offer.



AND: I shock Bob with a very personal revelation:



AND: "All your commenters woo you, Ann."



AND: The test for how much you need to kiss in public:



IN THE COMMENTS: Mortimer Brezny said:
See? This is why Mortimer Brezny stopped blogging. He came on this damn blog to woo Ann into marrying him and all it got him was mockery from Trooper York and into flame wars with Simon Dodd. (For which I apologize, Simon.) Then some other commenter steals Mr. Brezny's idea and succeeds. I mean, all the defending I did of Ann was totally just a vain and pitiable attempt to get in the knickerbockers! Who cares about what Ron Bailey thinks! And it's Meade! Oh man, I could have put in so much less blogging effort! Gaaah! I mean, I threw Jessica Valenti through a plate glass window for Ann! And I broke her leg with a pipe! I mean, talk about full frontal feminism!

But at least this bloggingheads diavlog clears some things up. Ann is not dominant in her personal relationships. I guess that kills it, Simon. It kills it for me. I mean, I had fantasies, man. Mortimer had dirty, filthy fantasies. Mortimer came to the meetups to score, man! It hurts! The wooing I did here! The hardcore woo action that I put out here! I was devoting it up in here. I am fulminating with rage! Rage and fulmination and fire and brimstone! I mean, if I can't have Ann, no one else should! That is the cosmic rule, doesn't everyone KNOW that?

Anyway, I'm not a shy guy. I don't have any problems meeting women. I just use e-harmony. That's where the real sluts are. But, truly heartbroken. I am. Truly.

So: congratulations and stuff. To the happy couple. This post has all been performance art. Now I must go weep. And, I better get frontpaged for this crap.

138 comments:

Ern said...

A belated congratulations. That new picture of you smiling is great!

paul a'barge said...

Are women always in it for the man’s money?

Wow, is Meade loaded? And how did the poor disheveled mutt who stated this know?

Apparently I've been left out of the gossip loop. Darn it.

peter hoh said...

I love the idea of a bloggingheads/blurryheads wedding.

traditionalguy said...

You look beautiful. The other Bloggers will be more jealous of you than ever before. I am totally impressed.

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Cute. Althouse looks almost giddy. ;)

Peter V. Bella said...

You look very happy and contented. Who cares what anyone else thinks?

I also like the advice to men. Maybe an advice blog is in the making? :)

Paddy O. said...

I'm a little groggy still and didn't read anything in the post except the contents at first. Thought it was a poem (love and poetry go together, don't you know).

Rather entertaining, really. Especially if sung accompanied by a lute.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Two webcams, two radically different white balance settings.

Quayle said...

"She [Dolly Parton] has all the prominance..."

Stop, Ann, you're killing me.

Richard Dolan said...

Given the inherent anonymity of the internet, coupled with the made-up names of most commenters, it is quite a challenge to build a blog that turns into an extended conversation among people who slowly come to know and respect each other. Yet Ann has achieved that, and the uniqueness of her achievement is what keeps many (certainly me) coming back here. That it also led to her impending nuptials is an unexpected (at least for Ann, perhaps not for Meade) but perfectly natural way for things to have worked out.

Wonderful in many ways.

Pastafarian said...

All of Althouse's commenters "woo" her? That's absurd. There is the occasional request for a nude bloggingheads appearance...from Meade, if I remember correctly. Mild flirtation from one or two other commenters, but that's it.

Most of Althouse's commenters seem to respect her quite a bit, despite disagreeing with her on about half of all issues. Maybe if you respect a female, it's assumed by some that you're "wooing" her.

Pastafarian said...

And if Mr. Wright considers what Titus or Cedarford or Maxine do here "wooing", I pity the man's wife.

Darcy said...

That was well said, Richard Dolan. Exactly how I feel about this blog, and Althouse's tending of it to make it so.

MadisonMan said...

So what was meade's first post? I'm curious.

This is a very interesting bhtv episode to watch.

MadisonMan said...

...and by the way -- to deny that some of your commenters are in love with you (wave to Simon!) is nearsightedness plain and simple.

Meade said...

Very flattering. Thanks!

15:14

Fondly,
Meade

PatCA said...

Yes, it's good to see you so happy. I think you may have even inspired Bob to smile...once. A little, cautious smile but he did it!

Henry said...

Pasta, you can't be too literal. There's wooing and then there's wooing. And then there's looing, which is where Titus comes in.

knox said...

Meade, that smile that appears on Althouse's face, in photos and in this BHTV episode, says everything, and is about the greatest compliment anyone could pay you. She really is glowing.

William said...

Well, you had a Diane/Sam relationship with your commenters: what held the bond together was the realization that it would never be consummated. A safe flirtation is as elusive as a happy marriage. Happily married women are the safest of flirts so maybe the male members of the commenteriat will remain status quo. However, I think there's a good chance that your posts will lose some of their subliminal flirtatiousness and will be less lively.....When someone dies, according to Tolstoy, the first thought is I am alive, and the second thought is how will this death affect me. An announcement of a betrothal generates a similar complicated mixture of good wishes and malice, of cynicism and sentimentality, of memory and regret. I wish you well, but I hope your posts don't lose that ineffable quality of reaching for the light.....Turing set out to crack the Enigma code and set in motion the wheels that caused your marriage. Your marriage will inevitably cause other wheels to turn and other gears to mesh.

MadisonMan said...

I agree 100% with the commentary you make about Obama's frivolity.

Ron said...

I'll accept Meade in the "Mr. Parton" role if Ann teases out the hair, pooshes them up into the eyes, and actually sings on Bloggingheads.

I've never tried to woo you...I think!

Ron said...

If you do the Bloggingheads thing, Kaus has to give you away. And Bob Wright can worry over what signal is being sent to Iran by this wedding.

Too many jims said...

I am curious who comes up with the titles to the BHtv posts. Is he (she?) subtly trying to tell us that he thinks that commenters are like an intestinal disease or do I just read too much into blog entry titles. Though the wiki entry does remind me that the romance in that novel was rekindled by a series of letters which does fit nicely with how Prof. Althouse characterizes the beginning stages of her courtship.

MadisonMan said...

btw, Meade, I hope you will like Dane County!

Meade said...

Thank you, knox. You are the best.

I went back and read that Grand Torino thread and realized, without the encouragement of a certain key commenter, this commenter likely never would have worked up the courage to follow up on a toss away comment/reply and actually make the date to take a certain blogger out for dinner and a movie.

I am eternally grateful to you. We shall name our first miracle child "knox."

rhhardin said...

I don't keep track of commenters by name much but Meade has extended some thoughtful little courtesies.

In some ways the anonymous commenter world is most revealing, would be the feeling.

Mortimer Brezny said...

See? This is why Mortimer Brezny stopped blogging. He came on this damn blog to woo Ann into marrying him and all it got him was mockery from Trooper York and into flame wars with Simon Dodd. (For which I apologize, Simon.) Then some other commenter steals Mr. Brezny's idea and succeeds. I mean, all the defending I did of Ann was totally just a vain and pitiable attempt to get in the knickerbockers! Who cares about what Ron Bailey thinks! And it's Meade! Oh man, I could have put in so much less blogging effort! Gaaah! I mean, I threw Jessica Valenti through a plate glass window for Ann! And I broke her leg with a pipe! I mean, talk about full frontal feminism!

But at least this bloggingheads diavlog clears some things up. Ann is not dominant in her personal relationships. I guess that kills it, Simon. It kills it for me. I mean, I had fantasies, man. Mortimer had dirty, filthy fantasies. Mortimer came to the meetups to score, man! It hurts! The wooing I did here! The hardcore woo action that I put out here! I was devoting it up in here. I am fulminating with rage! Rage and fulmination and fire and brimstone! I mean, if I can't have Ann, no one else should! That is the cosmic rule, doesn't everyone KNOW that?

Anyway, I'm not a shy guy. I don't have any problems meeting women. I just use e-harmony. That's where the real sluts are. But, truly heartbroken. I am. Truly.

So: congratulations and stuff. To the happy couple. This post has all been performance art. Now I must go weep. And, I better get frontpaged for this crap.

Lem said...

I considerer myself a kind of student of Althousia.

A student crush is the oldest kind of hyper-efficiency ;)

Some people here just want to be tagged. (blog tag Titus)

The Drill SGT said...

Meade said...
Very flattering. Thanks!

15:14



I think the Grant line is about 15:00

Grats BTW

EDH said...

I don't look at the relationship between Althouse and her commenters as a "fan club."

More like worshipers looking for a virgin to throw in the volcano.

Or Althouse as a (not so bitter) "cosseted queen" and we her drones. ;)

Lem said...

Commenter tags are too f*&ing valuable to just give'm away for nothing ;)

Bissage said...

Mort, I don’t know if you’ll get frontpaged or anything but I sure thought your 10:55 was a hoot!

Mortimer Brezny said...

Sniffle. Finally. Recognition.

AllenS said...

The few, the proud, the commenters.

Instugator said...

Congratulations! I liked this story and actually (gasp) watched the entire discussion.

I wish you both the best!

Stew

MadisonMan said...

Wow, Mort, even wonderful bissage was moved.

Lem said...

I think is good that we got all that wooing out of the way...
I can now concentrate in my mediocrity ;)

Mortimer Brezny said...

Ha. Frontpaged.

madawaskan said...

Mort-

I just want you to know-

Trooper gave you up for Lent.

madawaskan said...

So I've been trying to step into the vacuum just to keep him from being tempted-

That's how us back row Black Irish Catholics have to step into the gap for the better ones...

So-

If Mort was awake he'd say ....Shit!

Somebody help!

Lem said...

Jesus man.. show a little dignity ;)

AJ Lynch said...

Hah Mort sounds almost likeable when he admits he is a loser.

save_the_rustbelt said...

Gee, I would woo Ms. Althouse seriously, but she became engaged on my 35th anniversary, and there is only woman for me to woo.

We don't kiss much in public, but we do play a little sneaky pat-the-fanny game, with only church being off limits.

So I guess I am limited to the fan club category, or maybe I just like smart and attractive women, plus the cast of characters here.

And remember, the best men are from Ohio!

madawaskan said...

Ga!

my English-

If Mort were awake he'd say

_________ .

Lem said...

In post Mortem.

I think I overestimated Julio Iglesias ;)

Lem said...

I overstimeted YouTube too. Dam intertubes.

madawaskan said...

In post Mortem?

Ha!

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Althouse,
That bhtv episode was a joy to watch. You look radiant.

Meade,
Keep up the good work!

Hoosier Daddy said...

Professor I'm disappointed in you. Mortimer pops in here about once every other month yet today he comes in whining like a pussy and get gets a tag.

garage mahal is in here every single day whining like a pussy and still hasn't got a tag.

It's enough to test one's faith.

traditionalguy said...

I had time at lunch to view the entire Blogginghead piece. The guys attempt at analsis is a hoot. He asks, "what are the components of love?" trying to reduce love to money. After we find out what gravity is made out of, then we may have a chance to find the components of love next. Bravo Professor.

Freeman Hunt said...

Watching full episode of Bhtv for the first time right now. Too fun. Love it. Such happiness.

Freeman Hunt said...

We're clubby? Hmmm. Yeah, we are pretty clubby. Oh well. Membership is always open.

Freeman Hunt said...

Agree with Peter Bella. Good advice to single men. Make a move! Ask her out! Pursue!

It works. (And if it doesn't work, at least you know it's not going to happen with that particular woman.)

Peter V. Bella said...

HD,
If Mort were awake he would call that pussyist.

Lem said...

There is always the danger that if garage gets a tag his life would cease to have meaning and purpose ;)

Not to mention what the joy might actually do to him.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Peter,

Mort is too busy crying in his soup.

I am worried about Simon though. I haven't seen him since the nuptials were announced. ;-)

Freeman Hunt said...

I second the endorsement of PDA. (Or wait, am I thirding? Meade's endorsement is assumed, right?)

Lem said...

I’m not asking anybody out Freeman.

I’m going to wait for Obama’s Singles Rescue Package.

garage mahal said...

Professor I'm disappointed in you. Mortimer pops in here about once every other month yet today he comes in whining like a pussy and get gets a tag.

garage mahal is in here every single day whining like a pussy and still hasn't got a tag.


C'mon H you can figure this one out. What did Mort do that I don't do.

Hoosier Daddy said...

C'mon H you can figure this one out. What did Mort do that I don't do.

You don't grovel. But that doesn't mean we can't try and get you a tag ;-)

chuckR said...

Lem

Be wary of Obama's Singles Rescue Package. You will be assigned someone and there will be no recourse if you don't hit it off.

OTOH, as an Indian friend observed (paraphrasing here) - "Look, I'm getting a marriage arranged by my family. Generally, our families don't do a worse job of it than you people do all by yourselves."

Snark aside, I am very happy for the affianced and wish them all the best.

Lem said...

Chuckr - I’ve been told Obama’s SRP includes a teleprompted date.

Saint Russell said...

Best.Bloggingheads.evar! You need to take Bob up on his offer: get married on bh.tv. That would rock.

Congrats & best wishes (not to say "good luck"!)

Freeman Hunt said...

Generally, our families don't do a worse job of it than you people do all by yourselves.

Oh my. I can imagine what sort, even perhaps who, I would have ended up with had my parents done the selecting. Erm. No.

Would almost certainly have been a disaster caused by the same misconception Bob seemed to have that women who come off as assertive, or even dominant, are usually like that in personal relationships.

Peter V. Bella said...

I am worried about Simon though. I haven't seen him since the nuptials were announced. ;-)

He is probably furiously researching legal and constitutional ways to stop the marriage. He is also looking for anything, any shred of a comment on what Scalia would say or do about this travesty to his self esteem. :)

Freeman Hunt said...

You all are silly. :) Simon is married.

Eddie said...

Althouse is such a Boomer. When she was comfortably single, she extolled the virtues of solitude and celibacy. Now that she's engaged, everyone needs to kissy-face.

Christy said...

Bob is convinced that all your commenters are in love with you. Do you figure he thinks all his commenters are in love with him?

Lem said...

The assurances of a family arrangement sound kind of soothing actually.

Lem said...

I was bathed by my stepmother until my teens.

Lem said...

What I mean to say is my family knows me better than I know myself.

Hoosier Daddy said...

You all are silly. :) Simon is married.

So am I but I was still inconsolable for two days when Scarlett Johannsen got married. ;-)

Palladian said...

We need some more misery around here. Enough with all this happiness nonsense.

Palladian said...

I mean, when Bob Wright can't even succeed in making something miserable, you know there's a problem.

Lem said...

Simon will probably argue that marriage is a penumbra.

mcg said...

Evidence Meade has had a Jones on for quite some time now.

Lem said...

Meads got over 5000 clicks looking up his profile in just a couple of days.

Enough to get garage to compare it to the national debt ;)

Donn said...

I'm very happy for Ann and Meade, and I wish them the best of luck in their future together!

I also agree with Ann about kissing in public.

John said...

Good for Ann. I am very for her and Meade. Is bloggeress marrying a commentor the equivilent of a rock star marrying a groupie?

Jon said...

Re: Althouse's diavlog point about the more likable candidate always winning: While that's technically true, more people voted for the less likable candidate in 2000 (altho Bush probably would have gotten more votes than Gore, were it not for the DUI late hit).

XWL said...

Should, we the Guild of Faithful Commenters, be slightly offended by this post's title?

I believe you've just compared us to cholera.

I for one object to such a bilious comparison.

srfwotb said...

I've only been following this blog regularly a little while and I still picked up on a definite tone of, oh, stylized flirtation, shall we say? Almost like knights and their lady during the Era of Chivalry and Courtly Love (Sir Archie being the most obvious example.)

@Lem Tags/Clicks: Andrew Sullivan posted a blog entry I emailed him venting about career fairs in his "View from your Recession". Weird. I've been a Sully reader since almost the beginning. I started the blog last week to vent anonymously about the experience. A few hits have straggled through even three link levels deep.

RR Ryan said...

Bob Wright's quite the catch, other than the whole leftism thing. On the other hand, I've always suspected that I had daddy issues. And for once, I'm not being facetious. The guy's a babe.

mcg said...

I am very for her and Meade.

Oh, I'm sure you are SO very.

TRO said...

You look happy, Professor. Good on ya.

Palladian said...

By the way, that's not Meade wearing the skinny green pants in his profile pic! Pwned!

Palladian said...

And for the record, Meade went for me before he went for Althouse. Unfortunately the fact that he's not attracted to men got in the way.

madawaskan said...

Bob Wright's quite the catch...

DId you catch the part were he decided to state for Libertarians that they should have been more concerned with Bush's unraveling of civil liberties as opposed to what-

Obama is doing to the Economy?

You know, because Libertarianism is all about being-

Anti-capitalists.

If you made it through that Duh! moment you lost IQ points.

But, ya he could be do-able if you shoved an apple in his pie-hole whilst...

or if you got to bitch slap him...

Hmmm...

madawaskan said...

I'm beginning to see the-

A-peel.

Palladian said...

Actually, Meade rebuffed my advances and I responded hilariously.

Turns out I was only attracted to the green skinny pants which Meade deceptively continues to pretend belong to him.

Ann Althouse said...

"By the way, that's not Meade wearing the skinny green pants in his profile pic! Pwned!"

I originally linked to that Sartorialist post and said I liked the pants. Then Meade immediately made that his picture.

Wish I could find that old post.

Mrs. Trixana Thistlehopper said...

It's a very intricate selection process that requires use of a highly complex mathematical forumlas.

She spent the first two years scanning the comments for worthy Candidates.

Once she whittled the list down to 12 Suitable Prospects, she then created her own Personal Selectivity Index, and assigned a point value to each successive comment a candidate made for the next two years.

Each Candidate's score was rated on a scale of 1 - 10, and each Candidate's rank would fluctuate accordingly.

If a Candidate's Selectivity Index Rank fell too sharply, Althouse would simply go back to the comments section and make further evaluations, assigning point values to those prospective Candidates who came close to meeting her criteria.

That Meade came in twelfth on a list of Candidates mathematically ranked in meticulous fashion over a period of four years....isn't surprising.

What is surprising is how well the Selectivity Index perfectly matched Althouse's own exacting criteria.

Never before has mate selection been done with such scientific precision !

Palladian said...

"I originally linked to that Sartorialist post and said I liked the pants. Then Meade immediately made that his picture."

Althouse, did Meade, in fact, wear any green pants during your visit? This green pants fetish might be a warning sign of a serious problem!

Palladian said...

Actually I have to confess that the "wonderful" Bissage was the one who made the initial discovery of Meade's deception.

Palladian said...

Oh dear, here comes the Tweeting Twat... I know it's terribly sexist of me, but Althouse, can you get your fiancee to beat the crap out of Maxine? Now THAT would make for a great Bloggingheads!

Meade said...

"I originally linked to that Sartorialist post and said I liked the pants."

Actually, I think you'll find that it was I who linked to that Sartorialist post, in a reply to a hilarious comment by Bissage having to do, I think, with pants. But Palladian is absolutely right -- in a desperate attempt to win your heart, I stole the photo for my avatar... AND IT WORKED!!

Mrs. Trixana Thistlehopper said...

By the way, a blessing from an ex-Husband has about as much value as me putting a curse, or a hex, on the happy couple.

Love,
Trixie

Palladian said...

"But Palladian is absolutely right -- in a desperate attempt to win your heart, I stole the photo for my avatar... AND IT WORKED!!"

So wait, it's Althouse that has the green pants fetish?!

Meade said...

Aw, Trix... hexes, curses... we laugh at hexes and curses. It all happened on Friday the 13th. We're untouchable!

madawaskan said...

I can't find it-and I once considered calling myself the ferret...

Not enough info.

You guys do know how to search your own blogs, right?

Palladian said...

Meade, will you beat up Maxine?

Meade said...

"So wait, it's Althouse that has the green pants fetish?!"

No, Palladian. Try to remember who you are -- you're the one with the green pant fetish.

Meade said...

And of course I will be beat up Maxine for you.

Lem said...

Why do I have the feeling Trixana is Maxine?

Hi Maxine.

Anthony said...

So hey, do we know yet which one is going to move? Will Althouse leave my beloved UW for, ugh, the U of Cincinnati? Can I have your house if you do? I've been wanting to move. Wait a couple of years though. Long engagements are still okay.

Mrs. Trixana Thistlehopper said...

Oh dear. Two of Althouse prized commenters engage in cutesy chit-chat about beating up a third commenter.

---The genteel Fiance shows his true colors, and even before the 90-Day Probation has commenced !

Good Times.

garage mahal said...

If Meade moves to Madison I can't wait to take him drinking at all my favorite dive bars. All my friend's wives hate me, and I see we already have that covered so to speak with your fiancee. I could take you on our annual Tour De Drunk this summer - a roughly 3-4 mile bar hopping extravaganza on bicycles. So whatya say Meade!

Meade said...

garage, I happen to know my fiancee loves you.

As far as your generous offer of veloalcoholism, I'll have to check my calendar, but if Mrs. Thistlehopper will be there, I will try to be there.

Trooper York said...
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Hector Owen said...

Bar hopping on bicycles? Better stock up on bandages and splints. Unless you don't plan to actually drink at those bars.

fcai said...

It was written:

"I believe you've just compared us to cholera."

Yep, and from what I hear, cholera is not too thrilled about the comparison, either.

And in other news, Trixie was seen living up to her name on a corner in Compton. She was found to have $87.25 on her person, and when asked who gave her the quarter, she responded "All of them did."

Back to you, Chet...

Freeman Hunt said...

Bar hopping on bicycles? Better stock up on bandages and splints. Unless you don't plan to actually drink at those bars.

I have a relative who, many years ago, ended up in the hospital with a broken leg after he and a friend decided to leave a cocktail party on a two person bicycle.

fcai said...

Bicycling and drinking rule 1: alcohol settles in your knees.

Well, that's what I was told, anyway...

thirdresponder said...

Ann's had some work done. Sad face. Why, why why? (She has, right?)

amba said...

William (10:22 AM): best post.

Ann: you look like a different person!

amba said...

Nope, Palladian, me and Maxine are going at it. To avoid sexism. (That's if Max really is female.)

amba said...

thirdresponder: you don't know your Joni Mitchell. "Happiness is the best facelift."

traditionalguy said...

Love is a force that nurtures the two humans who open up to one another in a safe place for made for them. That safe place is called a marriage. In a marriage the two beloved persons can relax and share their secret selves and have fun in life without fear of betrayal. It's a great Tradition.

Saint Russell said...

amba: "In France they kiss on Main Street" and apparently they do in Cincinnati as well!

Randy said...

I thought Maxine was Glenn Greenwald!?!?

Palladian said...

"Nope, Palladian, me and Maxine are going at it. To avoid sexism. (That's if Max really is female.)"

Well I think that Maxine's a man, but I bet you could still take him!

thirdresponder said...

Yeahhhhhh....no I get that she's happy and I'm happy for her. Just something about the upper teeth. I'll just compare an old BH with the new one, and then either bring it up again, or be convinced that nothing's changed and let it go.

Bissage said...

Ann Althouse said: Wish I could find that old post.

Meade said: Actually, I think you'll find that it was I who linked to that Sartorialist post, . . .

Wow.

Doesn’t it seem like that all happened way back a lot further than last January?

I guess time flies when you’re having fun and Jean Shepherd was right when he said, “Life is full and rich.”

He was right about that.

P.S. NICE PANTS!!1!!!1!!!!!!

madawaskan said...

Holy Crap!

That's how I imagine Titus.

thirdresponder said...

She's happy, she's wearing make up, she's initially talking about extremely personal things, and she's tired. I'll leave it there for tonight.

madawaskan said...

The full shot that is-

Head to Toe Mr.Green Jeans

madawaskan said...

thirdresponder-

Your old handle "Virginia" is showing up elsewhere so...

thirdresponder said...

madawaskan said...

thirdresponder-

Your old handle "Virginia" is showing up elsewhere so...


It is? Where?

madawaskan said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
thirdresponder said...

I have no idea what you're talking about.

Hoosier Daddy said...

I could take you on our annual Tour De Drunk this summer - a roughly 3-4 mile bar hopping extravaganza on bicycles. So whatya say Meade!

Count me in garage. The only thing I like better than an all night roll in the hay is cycling and drinking.

madawaskan said...
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thirdresponder said...

madawaskan, BTW, I don't have an old handle.

indolentmick said...

This is probably superfluous at this point, but congratulations anyway.

Just watched the bloggingheads video about this and loved it. Hope you and your betrothed have a marriage made in weblog heaven.

-good times, Gerard.

MPH said...

Althouse and Meade, Inc?

http://alt-me.com/

HelenParr said...

Bros in the time of cholera.

section9 said...

Meade, firstly, congratulations and may you and Ann live many, many happy years.

If I were Irish, I would think up an Irish blessing, but I'm of Scotch-Irish descent, and our people know nothing but cursing and fighting.

Now then, about Sir Archy, something must be done. Officer on parade and all that. Certain formalities must be observed.

Now Meade, since the noble Sir Archy was Best In Show, perhaps you could have him write up a Wedding Poem or somesuch to be read aloud at your Live Bloggingheads Wedding as the Pandagon/Pam's House Blend crowd murmber curses and mother oaths in the background.

There is, after all, only one Sir Archy. And an Althouse ceremony of some kind (whatever the lady of the house happens to desire) would not be the same without a contribution from the Best Sport.