January 22, 2010

At the Flashback Café...

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... it's like... wow.

27 comments:

edutcher said...

Hate to say it, but it looks for all the world like the guy with Alzheimer's who walked up to our table while we were having lunch yesterday.

Fred4Pres said...

Meade? Meade is that you in a very clever disguise?

jjm said...

Damn, Mead is looking good there!

jjm said...

Beat by a minute!

Irene said...

It's a gigolo inviting us into his fantasy suite!

judith said...

I continue to be so happy those quirky Austin establishments I remember from the 90s are still there.

Lem said...

I'm watching a marathon for the victims of Haiti.

Why do I have a hunch certain celebrity will not be asked to speak?

Flashback

Blowin' said...

Austin flashback:

No drugs, except MaryJane baked into brownies and squishy calf testicles stirred into chile by rancher Boyfriend, both dished up as such unbeknownest to me.

I wuz stoopid, oh yeah.

Re Dylan, not such a naif. He was always a mumbling talent, cultural obscurer. Bob sang words for non-decipherable effect, and interviews were scribe-induced Rorschach tests
... Tangled in Blue doesn't know its Prussian blue from Cornflower.

The post pic is Maypole hippie in advance of April 30 plus. Workers/ shirkers unite. Yawn.

Beth said...

That's bigger than the average garden gnome.

Pogo said...

Beth: LOL

He looks like a grade school poster from the 1970s warning you about stranger danger.

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kentuckyliz said...

flashback, as in a movie or story technique?

or flashback, as in dropping a few pounds and it releases stored drug compounds into your system and you get a flashback high?

austin....madison...probably the latter.

WV: rebuse

when I have a weight loss flashback, i get to rebuse the same drugs over again, for free!

Lem said...

The final Conan is on!

Geetz Romo said...

Crazy Daddio ain't quite hittin the beat with his tired threads.

peter hoh said...

Conan had a fine finale.

He has a goofy charm that I've warmed to.

garage mahal said...

Dig this J'attendrai Swing Django flashback, with the great Stéphane Grappelli on violin. Bonus Grappelli here

Pure sex.

William said...

Distinguishing characteristics of bums vis a vis old hippies: Bums wear too many clothes, the length of the clothes, especially the pants, is off, and the shoes are beat up.... There is some hidden chemistry where the unused portion of food on your plate becomes garbage. There is some chemistry where the far away gaze of the handsome schizophrenic ceases to look poetic and begins to look pitiable. I wonder if when he was young, college friends fed him drugs and considered his lunacies to be visions. ...wv: dessest: to desist from detestable dreams.

Beth said...

Pogo, yes, he's a creepy gnome.

If you view the largest size, you'll see dog poop in his sproingy shoe soles. Yech.

Now I feel bad about scrutinizing this guy. He's clearly posing, and enjoying his photo being taken.

Joan said...

Beth: the teeth are what skeeved me the most.

I had a friend in college who loved doing drugs. She told me, quite seriously, that dropping acid should be considered a form of entertainment, like going to the movies.(!!!) I told her I liked my brain just fine the way it was, thankyouverymuchnothanks. One reason (among many) that I wouldn't even consider anything like LSD was the potential for flashbacks. I am way too much of a control freak to allow for that possibility.


Anyway, my friend is a material scientist and works on microchip designs, so she didn't come to a bad end. She did have a baby a few years ago at age 43, though. I think having a baby at that age after two decades of willful & decadent independence has probably put her on the longest, wildest trip ever.

Ralph L said...

jjm said...
Beat by a minute!
I would have said Beat, not Hippie. The beard is trimmed and combed.

Fred4Pres said...

Is it because Obama's policies are very bad for middle class people the reason he is losing support?

LoafingOaf said...

I had a friend in college who loved doing drugs. She told me, quite seriously, that dropping acid should be considered a form of entertainment, like going to the movies.(!!!)

I dropped acid several times in college. It wasn't a big deal. It's not addictive, it's dirt cheap, and 1 hit is all you need to have a ball all night. Heck, a half a hit was enough. I don't think such small amounts presented any real dangers.

LoafingOaf said...

None of you watched the Haiti telethon before Conan's last show? There were a bunch of really good musical performances in the telethon. I was surprised how good some of performers can be when they're trying to touch my heart with a song rather than trying to please the pop radio stations.

john said...

Thanks Garage! Very enjoyable.

knox said...

1 hit is all you need to have a ball all night.

What if you have a "bad trip"?? It's not like you'll sober up in an hour or two. You're stuck with it, for 6-8 hrs. No thanks!

Trooper York said...

So that's where Santa hangs out in the off season.

EnigmatiCore said...

Althouse, not sure if you were planning to blog about this, but if you do, I'd like you to consider this thought:

What is odder? That someone went and astroturfed a letter to the editor all over the place, or that various newspapers are so heterogeneous in their way of thinking that so many decided that, of all the letters they get, this one deserved printing?

I find it remarkable and bordering on suspicious.

No, I take that back. I find it suspicious.