March 31, 2009

Mickey Kaus asks "Does she know the guy?"

When Bob Wright informs him that I am marrying one of my commenters.

51 comments:

molly said...

I have to admit that before I knew who it was, I was really pulling for the blogging cockroach.

JAL said...

Why did Kaus's question make me laugh out loud?

JAL said...

Maybe Meade IS the blogging cockroach. hes just lying about living in cambridge with tommy.

Meade said...

What do you think Mickey meant by "know?"

Uncle Jimbo said...

What a fucking idiot. Bon Voyage Ann.

Cordially,

Uncle J

Peter V. Bella said...

...you might be able to land something.

For Kaus to land something he would need some plastic surgery and a hair transplant. He should talk to Joe Biden. Maybe he could get some bail out money for a marriage stimulus program.

Peter V. Bella said...

Uncle Jimbo,
Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

peter hoh said...

I like the way that "commenter" sounds a bit like "commoner."

It sounds like something out of a Victorian comedy of manners. "She's marrying a commoner? Oh my!"

peter hoh said...

Meade, what do you think Bob meant by "face-to-face?"

David said...

Let's see. Kaus is either being very thick or very funny, and Meade is doing a victory dance. Everybody's happy.

Ron said...

With total respect to Meade, an Althouse-Kaus pairing is what we backbenchers would've liked! Meade...I give you McCardle as a consolation prize!

The Crack Emcee said...

This is exactly the image I have of the online "movers and shakers" out there. Jesus, two very un-stylish old farts making jokes about "Moby Grape" and lamenting how out of it they are. And don't get me started on the super-geeky Glenn Reynolds. It's no wonder they usually don't know what's going on out there in politics, the economy, anything really - they're waay past their prime.

Please, can the Boomers just fucking die already, so the rest of us can get some air? We know they'll never just leave the stage. I mean, really, why should the "I'm so old guy" on the left and Mr. McBaldy on the right be the voices of reason in the blogosphere when they bear no relationship to the world I live in at all? (Ann, at least, knows to run when someone offers she should go to a Tai Chi class in a "NewAge" building,...bravo!) These are two guys who are so pathetic I couldn't even enjoy a beer with them.

I've got to get me one of those headset thingies, with a camera, so you people can see a black man speak - without a teleprompter - who isn't a pencilneck geek and doesn't sound like Mos Def.

Plan to be amazed.

Lem said...

For Kaus to land something he would need some plastic surgery and a hair transplant.

He always looks like one shower away from camping near the white house.

Shawn Levasseur said...

peter hoh:"Meade, what do you think Bob meant by "face-to-face?""

Well given Althouse's position on public kissing I can assume that there's been plenty of face-to-face meetings.

Meetings of any further anatomy is TMI.

Chip Ahoy said...

I have a bad habit of scanning other peoples' bookshelves to see what they're up to and how many titles I've read. It's frustrating when I can see the books but not read the titles. Just as well, I'm often disappointed.

As to personal law libraries, I'm convinced they're all false books arranged to impress. They're actually cigar boxes with fake spines and filled with playful tchotchkes, trinkets, carnival beads, cracker jack toys, Kindersurprise capsules, random foreign currencies, Kleenex, condoms, K-Y Yours and Mine, fur-lined handcuffs, sex toys, airline bottles of alcohol, paraphernalia, and stash, sample bottles of eau de toilet, travel packages of Handi Wipes, which make them in my imagination much more interesting.

Eli Blake said...

Uh, yeah. She does. I guess Mickey Claus hadn't been reading the blog much.

That's OK. A better question might be, "do conservatives know the voters?"

Forty five days ago, a special election was called in an upstate NY district with a 3 to 2 Republican registration advantage, and which had elected nothing but Republicans until Democrat Kristen Gillibrand picked it off three years ago. Obama had barely carried it last November (while he was winning the rest of New York by 30+ %) and the first poll showed the Republican Tedisco leading the Democrat Murphy by a full 20 percentage points (in other words by the GOP registration advantage.)

Then it became all about the stimulus. Murphy said early on he was for it, and continued to support Obama's economic policies. The Republican Tedisco, after originally hedging, said he was against the stimulus and against Obama?

And that twenty point lead? Gone, in just over a month. Poof. We won't know who won until they count the absentee ballots next week, but regardless of how that turns out the message has been sent: people want to see this President succeed and for Republicans to win they will have to stand for more than just trying to stop Obama.

HelenParr said...

What if this whole engagement thing is just a big April Fools' Day gag?

Three animals were discussing the upcoming nuptials of Althouse and Meade. They were a bird of prey, the king of the jungle and a tiny skunk. They all believed the story that Althouse was marrying Meade. In fact, you could say they fell for it hawk, lion and stinker.

PatCA said...

Mickey was just being Kausian. Very cute!

Mark said...

"people want to see this President succeed and for Republicans to win they will have to stand for more than just trying to stop Obama."

Well, I want Obama's Presidency to be good for the country, but that isn't the same thing as wanting his until-recently-obscured-agenda to succeed.

Frankly, I think his foreign policy gut is right, but he doesn't have anything near the team or the training to make it work. His domestic policies are an evolving disaster.

What the voters wanted and what they got are two different things. I agree the Republicans weren't (and aren't) making a case, but then, neither was Obama. He was just saying things were f*cked up.

What goes around, comes around.

Sara said...

When Ann & Meade marry, that will make 9 couples I know or that I've had some online contact with who met online and got married.

Ann, if it helps with all the naysayers, the other 8 are all happy and three have been married more than 10 years now.

Personally, I think the whole engagement is both neat and romantic. Where better to get to know someone than an active comment section? I've been involved online since 1987 and some of the groups have been together that long. We've been through marriages, divorces, deaths, births, and just about every family and employment crisis you could name. I've met a handful in person, but most I know only online, but they are all like an extended family. Meeting in a comment section sure beats some sterile matchmaker service where you have no idea who the person is.

theobromophile said...

Ditto to Sara. People meet online all the time. I know a bunch of eHarmony folks, and my mum met my stepdad on Match.com back in the '90s. At least a comment section of a blog presumes a common interest.

Beyond that, this whole "How many times has Althouse met this dude" thing absolutely confuses me. Last time I checked, people who meet online don't just see each other's comments and then get hitched; they read each other's comments, comment to each other, head over to each other' blogs, then get into the off-blog emailing, and then phone calls and perhaps a meet-up.

Fen said...

My brother met his wife online. It was funny, because the soon-to-be wife lived with 3 other girls. They took turns chatting online, but never told him, so he never knew he was talking to more than one woman.

First time they met up, she had to explain to him that she wasn't Szichophrenic.

Michael Hasenstab said...
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Michael Hasenstab said...

Gosh, you youngsters and your interwebs, meeting online and all.

I'm so old school that I met my wife inline. We were lined up (in person, not via computer queue), waiting to get into the same place early one Saturday morning. We talked (in person, not via some electronic thingie, this was pre-email), exchanged names (using pen and paper, this was pre-PDA) and telephone numbers (to our home phones, this was pre-cellular).

One of us called the other, then the other called one of us a few days later. Then we met once and both explained why we had no, zero, nada, bupkus, zip, nunca intentions of marrying because we both greatly preferred the single life.

We met a second time and part way through that date fell in love and decided to marry as soon as practical. And we did. And decades later remain blissfully married.

When the sparks are ignited, the method or media doesn't matter. A great match is a great match, no matter how it was achieved.

And a few friends and relatives did ask "Does he/she know the guy/girl?" Their questions didn't matter. We already had the answer.

Paul Zrimsek said...

"She's marrying a commoner? Oh my!"

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single blogger in possession of a good vortex, must be in want of a husband.

-Peder said...

Does anyone else get the impression that Bob is jealous? It's just too easy to imagine him at home being dominated by a strong woman. Is he wishing he could start over?

Saul said...

Meade and Titus are one in the same.

So maybe Ann doesn't know Meade/Titus in the Biblical sense.

Hoosier Daddy said...

I met Mrs. Hoosier in a bar while we were in college. We did a couple of tequila shots together, danced to The Fine Young Cannibals got engaged and married two years later. It's been 18 years of wedded blitz ever since.

Henry said...

I always enjoy Bob Wright and Mickey Kaus. How can you not laugh along with them? Kaus could be a blood relation and he'd still manage to be out of the loop. What? Someone's getting married? What? Why didn't anyone tell me?

Lem said...

Meade and Titus are one in the same.

That makes sense!

Lem said...

That's why we havent heard from Titus in a while.

He was growing on me.

(shhh, Titus bait)

AJ Lynch said...

80-90% of married couples met in a bar. Many have trouble admitting it.

Hoosier Daddy said...

80-90% of married couples met in a bar. Many have trouble admitting it.

Not only do I admit it, I wear it as a badge of honor and distinction. We had a rockin good time, made out in the parking lot and 20 years later we're still together.

All those fairy tales about romantic hookups is bullshit. Two years later she's telling the judge what a cocksucker he is and she ends up with the house, car and is banging the pool boy.

Darcy said...

Aww...I think Mickey Kaus is adorable. He's just being his crotchety self. He's very cute.

Hoosier Daddy said...

I think Mickey Kaus is adorable. He's just being his crotchety self. He's very cute.

Darcy are you ok?

Darcy said...

LOL. I think so, Hoosier Daddy.

MadisonMan said...

If you deploy your blog well, I think you should be able to land something.

(laugh). Blogs as fishing expeditions.

Meade? Hook, line and sinker. Or maybe Althouse is the fish. Who can tell.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Just checkin Darcy. I guess you could say cute like a koala bear. I can see how Kaus' eyebrows could remind you of those cute little fuzzballs.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Where better to get to know someone than an active comment section?

The reality is that a long term relationship is more successful when you and your partner have personalities, senses of humor and general outlooks on life that mesh and are similar.

Of course physical attraction is a big component, but the other reality is that at some point the 'heat of passion' will smolder down from a "burning ring of fire" to a nice warm cozy fire. It is a real drag to find out that you really don't have much in common with or much to say to the person that you have committed yourself to.

When you are dealing with people on line or in the really olden days...listen up children....through written correspondence, you get a sense of the person's personality and character. Then.... having meetings in person will either confirm or dispel your perceptions.

Speaking for myself and from y own experiences: Young people tend to look at the outside of the package first and then discover that inside the glitzy wrapping is ....not much. Older people or those on the second time around tend to be more concered with the quality of the contents of the package and not the ribbons and bows.

MayBee said...

Aww...I think Mickey Kaus is adorable. He's just being his crotchety self. He's very cute.

I agree with Darcy!

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Aww...I think Mickey Kaus is adorable. He's just being his crotchety self. He's very cute.

"I agree with Darcy!"

Me too!

Darcy said...

Hee hee. (Thanks, gals!) You OK now, Hoosier Daddy? ;-)

Hoosier Daddy said...

Hee hee. (Thanks, gals!) You OK now, Hoosier Daddy? ;-)

What the hell? I do 100 crunches and planks every day, got myself down to 12% bodyfat, cycle 100 miles a week and have a full head of hair and you guys think Kaus is cute?

And you wonder why we men drink ;-)

Christy said...

Oh, my! I thought I was the only one who thought Mickey Kaus was oddly attractive. He seems to have lost a bit of weight since he began BloggingHeads. I worry about his health.

Meade said...

I find Mickey Kaus attractive too... though probably not in all the same ways Darcy does.

More like the same ways Bob does.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Oh, my! I thought I was the only one who thought Mickey Kaus was oddly attractive.

What is the matter with you people?

;-)

Meade said...

You're likable enough too, Hoosier Daddy.

Hoosier Daddy said...

You're likable enough too, Hoosier Daddy.


Thanks Meade. I preferred to be feared but I'll take what I can get.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

What the hell? I do 100 crunches and planks every day, got myself down to 12% bodyfat, cycle 100 miles a week and have a full head of hair and you guys think Kaus is cute

Oh come on now, don't be upset. He's cute in a kind of droopy dog, bassett hound way.

;-D

MadisonMan said...

Hoosier, you obviously need a lot of back and ear hair for this crew.

Darcy said...

LOL, you guys. Kaus just has an appeal, you can't really explain these things!

I'm glad Meade gets it.

And Hoosier Daddy: Really? Really??
You do all that? I think I just beefed up my mental image of you. ;-)