March 13, 2009

Mysteries of the Althouse day.

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60 comments:

chickenlittle said...

The guy in the red baseball cap in the reflection has about 5 or 6 inches on Althouse. How tall is she?

traditionalguy said...

This looks safe, so I can go to bed now. A farmer from around Cincinati that likes to garden must be a Traditional type.

Jason (the commenter) said...

A farmer from around Cincinati that likes to garden must be a Traditional type.

I think it's closer to Cleveland.

fcai said...

I can haz more entrails nao?

chickenlittle said...

I think it's closer to Cleveland.

That tribe wears blue. That hat is definitely red.

David said...

Cool dog.

Rick Lee said...

Red hat? The bottle actually has Cincinnati written right on it. It's about the correct distance.

Earth Girl said...

I recognize the Indiana limestone. I'd say Bloomington. Go Big Red.

chickenlittle said...

The bottle actually has Cincinnati written right on it. It's about the correct distance.

Good eye Rick Lee!

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Jason (the commenter) said...

If Althouse is 5' then he's what, 5'5" tops?

chickenlittle said...

Trooper: That is a milk container, but it's a bottle, not a jug.

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chickenlittle said...

Isn't that what breast feeding is all about?

I'm sure there are some experts lurking here.

Trooper, you're the breast commenter on Althouse.

Ann Althouse said...

I'm 5'5".

Meade said...

I'm 1'

Big Mike said...

Is that a Model A pickup truck?

former law student said...

A long capped well? A skinny septic tank?

former law student said...

A Sears bike?

The good professor should rethink this budding relationship: Ortho-klor is for killing termites.

You don't want a man whose house is being eaten.

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Althouse haz boifrend.

Robert Jay said...

What mystery?

You have long thought the world should care about every detail in your life, even the most mundane and banal.

Sorry Annie, there’s nothing mysterious here.

Jason (the commenter) said...

I like the first picture, I live in an apartment and have often thought about growing a lawn in a pot. I could cut it with scissors just like they do in North Korea.

Freeman Hunt said...

If this is still a mystery to anyone, that person should invest in a clue bat.

blake said...

What? Is something going on?

chickenlittle said...

There is one final mystery: Is there a tugboat moored on the premises? ;-)

I want a photo.

chickenlittle said...

Robert Jay, what ever you are, get a clue.

ricpic said...

I'm gettin' a Bonnie & Clyde vibe from these here pitchers.

ricpic said...

"Is there a tugboat moored on the premises?"

A bootlegger, perhaps? But of what, unpasteurized milk?

Tugboat Annie?

ricpic said...

Meade said...I'm 1'

Don't brag.

rhhardin said...

It looks like a girl's bike, from the size of the seat on it.

bearbee said...

That old milk bottle nicely position next to the dog (also nice pose) has raised letters at the bottom that appear to read Cinncinati, Oh (had to magnify 200%) but Cinncy is only about 445 miles.

I'm guessing somewhere between Columbus and Cleveland.

BTW Mapquest now has a nice click and drag map feature.

Eric said...

I like the first picture, I live in an apartment and have often thought about growing a lawn in a pot.

Heh. I've always wanted to grow pot on my lawn.

Pogo said...

Robert Jay is just Mary in drag.

Henry Buck said...

CSI Althouse

ITT (Ignore the Trolls)

traditionalguy said...

Happy Saturday morning Professor. You must be up by now, since cows on the farm have to be milked at 5 AM. I do hope your dog owning companion is not a Sheep farmer. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but you should clear up the expected farm chores in the Pre-nuptual. Babe The Professor would be a catchy new Blog title, in case your last name changes. New life in the Spring is truly wonderful.

Issob Morocco said...

Tri State Border area of Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

Doggy Triumphant!

Peter V. Bella said...

Speculation is rife!!!

An Edjamikated Redneck said...

k actually looks like a 1-ton model; if I remember correctly, designated an AA-Model.

The red cap is meaningless, without an insignia. Ohio State in Columbus is a red cap, as is Indiana U.

Not to totally discount the Cincinnati theory; we have plenty of Ohio State fans in this hood.

MadisonMan said...

The clouds reflected in the truck's windshield make me think this is n. Ohio (at that time of day, the clouds were thicker over most of s. Ohio) but the grass? Is there growing grass in Ohio now? It's still pretty dormant here.

Bruce Kratofil said...

The grass is green - not dormant. So it isn't near Cleveland.

AllenS said...

Will our questions be answered? How long will the mystery person remain anonymous. Inquiring minds want to know.

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William said...

An old truck too neglected to be abandoned, a solitary black dog licking his chops, barren trees and lichen rocks: these are not the novelistic details one finds in a Harlequin or Jane Austen romance. The best you can hope for is some death sodden Bronte romance, but this is the backdrop for a Stephen King gorefest. The prudent thing would be to leave now before your organs end up scattered in the back yard.

chickenlittle said...

I'm gettin' a Bonnie & Clyde vibe from these here pitchers.

Yeah, let's see a photo of Althouse in front of that truck, holding a weapon, in praise of the 2nd amendment. That would drive the left absolutely bonkers.

former law student said...

The red cap is meaningless, without an insignia. Ohio State in Columbus is a red cap

As a Michigan fan, I'd like to point out the improbability of Prof. A's dating an OSU alum: their average IQ is only 85.

Lem said...

I'm going to digress with a rant.. with your permission.

As some of you may know by now ;) John Stewart attacked Jim Cramer to the delight of the White House. (sorry I cant find a clean video other than Comedy Central)

Leaving aside whether or not Cramer is hurting America (and he is not imho) this is not the first time Jon Stewart attacks another show as "not good for America" or "hurting America".

I've allways thought the ratings system were the best indicator of what people believe is good for them. The ratings are more democratic than our own primary elections.

Joh Stewart apparently believes he can do better than us at judging what's good for us. The nerve of this guy.

Could you imagine the hue and cry from the left if Rush were ever heard saying that another show was not good for America?

Crossfire was eventually cancelled... Will Mad Money be cancelled too?

traditionalguy said...

As the Althouse heart turns, Vol. 2: The new lover must be the same Lucky Guy who was the object of the last road trip thru Indiana, which is on the way towards the Cincinatti vicinity. That tells us that the Professor has figured out that his intentions are honorable towards her, ergo she is in safe hands.The next mystery to solve is whether he is in her age range, or whether she still is seeking a 20 years younger guy to match her in smarts, strength, and livelyness. Her 60+ years old commenters eagerly await that answer since hope springs eternal.

Cedarford said...

As a Michigan fan, I'd like to point out the improbability of Prof. A's dating an OSU alum: their average IQ is only 85.

Intelligence is overrated.

What would FLS call a stupid, gorgeous, sexually insatiatable gal always eager to please, understanding, asking for little in return but use of your knowledge to help with hard things like finding zip codes and the best restaurants to take you to?

Damn near perfect!

A big, dumb, cornfed Ohio State lad with some or all of those attributes in the opposite gender might make a perfect Althouse boytoy.

KLDAVIS said...

Lem, unfortunately Cramer will never count Althouse as one of his viewers.

Cedarford said...

BTW, FLS, what do you call someone from MIchigan who went to university there?

An economic refugee or a government employee.

And what would you do if you saw a team of Arab terrorists pull up on a shore with an atom bomb in the boat?

1. If the West Coast, give them directions to Oakland, Portland, or San Francisco.
2. If the East Coast, give them directions to Detroit. If they complain it is too expensive to get there, offer them gas money. If they still complain, point the way to Washington, DC.
3. If they say, instead of an A-Bomb, they actually have a neutron bomb that kills people but should leave a city intact...Ask them if they ever considered New Orleans?

Big Mike said...

Professor, please tell us that you're not in Indianapolis for the Big Ten basketball tournament.

hdhouse said...

Ahhh the glories of Columbus Ohio i think....well it's 502 miles from Madison anyway....but Columbus is flat...where oh where?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Is that a Model A pickup truck?

If our host would be able to take some photos from the side and other angles, my husband or a member of our car club would be able to tell you.

They are serious about their cars and trucks :-)

Randy said...

Redneck beat me to it: '30-31 Ford Model AA truck somewhere in the Columbus area.

Ann: Ask him if he's interested in owning a working '31 Model AA tow truck.

Randy said...

Forgot to post link to tow truck picture: here

PatCA said...

I imagine the dog stepping onto that rock and thinking "I am dog."

Kev said...

I like the first picture, I live in an apartment and have often thought about growing a lawn in a pot. I could cut it with scissors just like they do in North Korea.

My sister and brother-in-law grew a very small patch of lawn (in a wooden box, maybe?) on the balcony of the condo where they lived for a while after getting married, so they wouldn't have to take the dog down 15-odd stories to "go" in the middle of the night. It actually worked pretty well, though I'm not sure how they cut it.

An Edjamikated Redneck said...

It actually worked pretty well, though I'm not sure how they cut it.

Based on what dog urine does to grass, I'd say they didn't have to.