October 6, 2009

At the Floating Bubble Restaurant...



... linger as long as you can.

31 comments:

Freeman Hunt said...

Life is good.

Chip Ahoy said...

Sweet potato and Granny Smith apple

With maple syrup and a pecan and oat streusel topping. I invented this, and boy, is it ever good.

Teddy B. said...

Well, a new AP poll of job approval for the President is out!

Let's be social scientists!

Hypothesis: if the Althouse commenters are at all representative of the population, then the president's approval ratings would undoubtedly have gone down.

But guess what? Evidence: His ratings are up.

Proof positive that this blog has become a ring-wing echo chamber that is not at all representative of the public.

Fred4Pres said...

The water is soothing, even in a video clip.

Freeman Hunt said...

Is that B for Bear? How huggable!

Freeman Hunt said...

Chip, that's genius. Yum.

jayne_cobb said...

Teddy B.,

And Gallup has him right at 50% among adults (which tends to favor the Dems.).

Whoop dee doo.



Anyway, Mythbusters starts up again tomorrow, huzzah.


wv: wykedly (the kewl way to spell wickedly)

William said...

I'm dutifully slogging through a biography of Walter Lippmann. For over forty years, Lippmann was the most important columnist in America. It is interesting to note how often this man with his wide knowledge and intelligence got things completely wrong. It never seemed to bother him or, for that matter, his readers. He wrote with wit and assurance even when confusion was the proper response. But that's what his readers wanted: the feeling that a smart guy could figure it all out and tell them what the right opinion was.....One doesn't read a Lippmann biography for the prurient content. There was, however, one major scandal in his life. He was a married man who fell in love with his best friend's wife. He agonized over it for a while. Then he went on to divorce his wife and marry his amour. Here is is the reason that he gave for doing it: He felt "juiced" in his lover's company. He felt that he was a better writer because of his grand passion. He thought that he had many insights that would be useful not only to his generation but, perhaps, to generations hence. It was important for the future of mankind that he be wed to his amour. That's how he explained it to his best friend when he told him that he wanted to marry the man's wife. Has anyone here ever read a book by Lippmann or, for that matter, even heard of him? I suppose most of us act out of selfish reasons most of the time. But it takes wealth, self assurance, and intelligence to make a venal act such a grand expression of idealism.

Penny said...

"Proof positive that this blog has become a ring-wing echo chamber that is not at all representative of the public."

No one here answers their phone for an unknown number.

knox said...

Love that video. Teddy, you need to chill.

Lots of new commenters lately. Some good ones. It's looking to be an exciting New Althouse Era. Yet another one, I mean. And speaking of lingering and hugs, extra big hugs to all the old-timers who are still here.

EDH said...

Trickling water can be good for the environment, if used properly.

Airline asks passengers to use the toilet before boarding... so they will weigh less and help cut carbon emissions

A Japanese airline has started asking passengers to go to the toilet before boarding in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) claims that empty bladders mean lighter passengers, a lighter aircraft and thus lower fuel use.

Airline staff will be present at boarding gates in terminals to ask passengers waiting to fly to relieve themselves before boarding, The Independent reported.

ANA hopes the weight saved will lead to a five-tonne reduction in carbon emissions over the course of 30 days...

Based on an average human bladder capacity of 15oz, if 150 passengers relieved themselves on board an aircraft, this would amount to 63.7kg of waste.

peter hoh said...

I cooked a couple brag-worthy meals, but didn't get around to taking photos. Last night, roasted beet salad with a variety of homegrown tomatoes.

Tonight was Indian. Cooked up a batch of cabbage and carrot curry while reheating some frozen beef curry I made last month. I swear it's better reheated (slowly, on the stove) than it was the day I made it.

peter hoh said...

I'm still reveling in the Twins victory. Anybody who wants to see the highlights can go here.

'Bout time that baseball found a way to post highlights. I still think they ought to find a way to get them on YouTube, but baseball seems determined to keep from doing things that connect with the younger generation. Still, this highlight video thing is a half-step in the right direction.

knox said...

We need an Iron Chef for commenters. Round 1 Chip -vs- Peter Hoh.

peter hoh said...

I'm not going head-to-head with Chip. I can toast sourdough bread. He can bake it.

Back to the Twins. The only bittersweet thing about the Twins -- besides having to pay extra sales tax on things I buy in Hennepin County to fund their new stadium -- is that BatGirl shut down her blog a couple years back. I wish she'd post now and then for special games like this, but she's gone, and I haven't found a snarky baseball blogger like her since.

My buddy offered me a ticket to Sunday's game -- last game in the regular season, last regular-season game in the Dome, etc -- but for family reasons, I turned it down. Vikings Press box, no less. Oh, well.

I had to turn down his offer of a ticket for tonight's game, too. (Happy Birthday to she who does not read blogs.)

Revenant said...

if the Althouse commenters are at all representative of the population, then the president's approval ratings would undoubtedly have gone down.

But my opinion of Barack Obama hasn't gone down in the last month.

Jason (the commenter) said...

That's what I love about Wisconsin, even though they have open sewers, they still manage to keep them looking nice.

Jason (the commenter) said...

peter hoh: ...beef curry...

This sounds scandalous somehow.

Penny said...

A beefy cur would seem wonderfully scandalous.

Beth said...

Peter, we're in tune.

I made chicken pot pie this Sunday, from the bottom up. My crust came out brown and flaky. The inside was wonderful.

Because I was so happy as I chopped veggies, made stock and gravy, and rolled out dough. Because the Saints are 4-0, and for the first time in years, have an offense and a defense worth watching.

Who Dat?!

blake said...

Anyone suppose we'll see Teddy come back when Obama's ratings fall later?

Lockestep said...

Beth, it must be fall if the comfort food is coming out.
I made a crock pot roast beef with carrots, potatoes and onions. Went well with the Cowboys game.

rhhardin said...

Based on an average human bladder capacity of 15oz, if 150 passengers relieved themselves on board an aircraft, this would amount to 63.7kg of waste.

Journalist physics: urine doesn't weigh anything until it's peed.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Mrs. Haz couldn't sleep last night, so used her awake time to make a peach pie, including a from-scratch crust made with a bit of lard, the way Grandma used to do.

What a wonderful breakfast on a chilly, windy morning. Heated, with a bit of vanilla ice cream.

And fresh, hot coffee, with a few shakes of cocoa, cinnamon, chipotle, a few drops of vanilla, and some half and half.

To repeat Freemen Hunt's comment, life is good.

Pogo said...

Re: the Floating Bubbles...

Try Bean-o enzymes or Activia yogurt; but it's better simply not to eat legumes at all.

bearbee said...

Laundry

Joaquin said...

That's a great pic, bearbee!

Pogo said...

It is a good photo, bearbee.

How did you remove the bones from the dog, though?

Awesome said...

Vid reminds me of Tarkovsky's water - here's one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQYrR4Stos4

peter hoh said...

Jason (the commenter) said of my beef curry, "This sounds scandalous somehow."

Not nearly as scandalous as hot dog biryani. The miscreants responsible for that abomination shall not be named.

I actually had beef curry in India. Hamburgers, too.

Ann Althouse said...

We had some lovely pot roast last night.