February 5, 2010

At the Stuffed Dog Inn...

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... you can have your fill of conversation.

84 comments:

former law student said...

Today's front page of the SF Chron featured a couple having a party to raise funds for their in vitro fertilization. Speaking of the father's contribution, the felt banner behind the couple was later used for a game of pin the sperm on the ovum:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/05/MNI01BQV9I.DTL

Julius Ray Hoffman said...
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Irene said...

Wow, that's a lot of frozen blueberries.

former law student said...

I only shop at Whole Foods to get nitrite-free hot dogs, or bulk flours and grains because I don't have to overbuy. Their 365 range of products are good value though.

In health care news, Anthem Blue Cross (for-profit/California) is raising rates on individual policies up to 39%.

Lem said...

That looks like a market for fat cats ;)

Lem said...

OMG.. this is why Meade is not commenting as much anymore.. Meade is being slowly starved to death on a diet of berries and bananas ;)

Julius Ray Hoffman said...

NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg is asking for a march on Washington to demand that fat-cat bankers get more bonuses, not less.

EDH said...

"Stuffed Dog Inn."

I was never big on that kind of canine cuisine, but I hear the chef at Whole Foods Market-Madison is kinda pushy.

Lem said...

Bloomberg is a fat cat too.. so its expected that fat cats stick up for each other ;)

wv - debitr - Bloomberg's debit card is rated r for fat cats.

Lem said...

Oh I almost forgot.

Althouse set the thermostat at 52° and sometimes lower.

Banana ice cream in the winter time.. I dont know if Meade knew what he was getting into ;)

Chip Ahoy said...

I had a stuffed monkey. I must have swung him around too hard because his tail tore off. He was also missing an eye.

I'm in the mood for mussels but the regular neighborhood store is perpetually mussel-less. Luckily, there's a nearby WF and another similar even closer, and in some ways better, called Tony's.

Man, I've got my Hollandaise act down.

But in other news, Sabuda's and Reinhart's Gods and Heros arrived today. I'm awestruck and humbled. I love it right off the bat because the cover has Anibus and the first page is an awesome Anibus fold-out. The background are authentic readable hieroglyphics, not just made-up crap. The whole thing is slightly more simple compared to some of their previous books, but nonetheless inspiring.

Julius Ray Hoffman said...

So you could say, Chip Ahoy, that you whacked your monkey around a little too much?

Chip Ahoy said...

Yes, exactly.

Jason (the commenter) said...

What was the dog stuffed in anyway?

Julius Ray Hoffman said...

@Chip- I've been surfing around your websites. Looking at the animations and the pop-up cards and the broccoli is very calming... and satisfying.

Chase said...

Indianapolis 37
New Orleans 20

fls - we get the same hot dogs at Whole Foods.

And Anthem Blue Cross: I know - my personal healthcare contribution just went up $200 a month.

LonewackoDotCom said...

Ariadne Huffanan has plans for Whole Foods. Of course, the Teapartiers have denouced her as a COMMUNIST who's CLOWARDPIVEN strategy is to end CAPITALISM, but WHAT do they KNOW?

Lem said...

How is it that the most empobrished country in this hemisphere following its worst natural disaster in its history has the wherewithal to control its border to the extent that it can misidentify what appeared to them as child traffic.

And here we are..

lewsar said...

@Julius: So you could say, Chip Ahoy, that you whacked your monkey around a little too much?

@chip: Yes, exactly.

in my experience, this is unpossible.

Jason (the commenter) said...

I just did some Protestant-Catholic outreach via a gay/atheist intermediary (me) on Twitter.

edutcher said...

Meade is in a state of stasis, much like the azaleas. Come spring (which may be sooner than expected, I saw a couple of Canadian geese on the wing this morning), he will emerge in full flower - at which point Ann will plant him.

Revenant said...

In health care news, Anthem Blue Cross (for-profit/California) is raising rates on individual policies up to 39%.

Sounds like they expect Obamacare to pass.

Lem said...

BTW -

Colin Powell worrying about the would be concerns that gitmo raised vis-a-vis the Geneva convention wrote...

The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism.

Meanwhile here are these Americans misionaries being unjustly held in Haity and we have not heard a peep from Powell.

Am I off the reservation here?

BJM said...

I see that Chateau Thames is on sale in your WF too. I picked up a Willamette Valley Vineyards 2008 Whole Cluster Pinot Noir at our WF that was very, very tasty and especially good with Thai takeout.

btw-Central Valley asparagus and early California strawberries are coming to market...look for them as they are the plumpest, juiciest and most flavorsome berries of the year.

Theo Boehm said...

Well, Jason, all I've gotta say is I have zero interest in Protestant "theologians."

Hope that is Pius IX enough for you conservative Catholics out there.

Theo Boehm said...

Lem, that's "Haiti," and, no, you are not off the reservation.

(I make similar typos despite spellchecking. What's wrong with us?)

Theo Boehm said...

BJM: Grocery stores, in general, can't sell wine here in Massachusetts. Only "package stores." Or you can go to nearby New Hampshire, where there are state liquor stores (good and cheap) attached to toll booths.

Stop. Pay toll. Buy pinot grigio.

Welcome to New England, were buying wine is easy, but very weird.

Lem said...

Thanks Theo. (i get mixed up with the spanish Haity)

BTW 2

The unforeseen twists and turns of American politics.

While Teddy Keneddy made it possible for Brown to win "his" seat in Massachusetts.. (twice changing the rules for vacated seats)

Colin Powell has made it harder for Obama to go back and do the politically expedient thing and try (the now homeless) KSM in a military tribunal.

What seems brilliant one day can turn around and bite them in the ass.

Peter V. Bella said...

Am I off the reservation here?

You are very far off the reservation. You are in the desert. Those idiots violated Haitian law and did not bother submitting proper documentation to the Haitian authorities. Further, there has been a long well known continual tension between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

These people not only violated Haitian law, but the stupid rule. They deserve whatever happens to them.

Altruism is an ideal. Reality bites you on the ass.

Lem said...

BTW 3

To be honest, listening to this story..
The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism, in the context of the failed christmas bombing, makes me a little.. exuberant because its an arguable vindication of sorts to what we have been arguing were the best for the nation Bush policy.

But at the same time how could i be feeling in any way celebratory when well over a 100 people could have lost their lives.. its kind of creepy.

Politicizing the WOT is creepy... but thats were we are.

Lem said...

Those idiots violated Haitian law and did not bother submitting proper documentation to the Haitian authorities.

They were there to help.. they should not have to spend years in jail over a bureaucratic snafu.

It will in very least deter the people they need most over there.

Theo Boehm said...

A basic principle of life is that no good deed goes unpunished.

The sooner you understand that, the sooner you can step over bodies in the street with calm equanimity.

Theo Boehm said...

It's 1:21 and my battery's at 18%.
Time to plug in and drop off.
'Night.

Lem said...

equanimity..

I like that word but i like - behooves - better.

Lem said...

lets Play some songs..

The Dems and the president are seeking Shelter from the storm.. and i don't mean just the atmospheric one right now.

reader_iam said...

Lem: I like both of those words. But then there's ...

...murmuring, which I like even more.

***

All of which reminds me of the opening of particular book:

Serene was a word you could put to Brooklyn, New York. Especially in the summer of 1912. Somber, as a word, was better. But it did not apply to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Prairie was lovely and Shenandoah had a beautiful sound, but you couldn’t fit those words into Brooklyn. Serene was the only word for it; especially on a Saturday afternoon in summer.

Lem said...

Obama pushes back, but he is
Barely Breathing

Lem said...

In spanish 'murmuring' has negative cognotations as in gossip.

reader_iam said...

Lem, I'll defer to your music meme (over my obscure lit one). Here's a tribute to you.

reader_iam said...

And now we're cross-posting, already. So I'll bow out, thereby bowing to. Carry on.

: )

Lem said...

Exellent choice reader.

wv - merge

Lem said...

Do we Americans really want our President doing "Question Time"?


The Rascal King

reader_iam said...

Another version.

(When I saw him live, in early '80s, the version was much more akin to the one I linked in my previous comment, yet, somehow, it also captured some of the pov in the later. This is partly why I recall live appearances so clearly.)

OK. Really gone now.

Lem said...

I saw Buddy Guy in Nyack NY sometime in 96, 97 that was some treat.. it was a very small place and he was right there in front of me.. ill never forget it.

Lem said...

"Thank God John McCain lost the election"

Live And Learn

Lem said...

"We exist! We exist! Please, let this mean something!"

All For You

reader_iam said...

Can't resist coming back to ask: If you were/are into Buddy Guy, could that mean you're also, for example, someone who appreciates Albert Collins?

Lem said...

Sandford is back via Insta..

a lot of material there ;)

Lem said...

If, marrying, you decline to forsake all others, does that limit what your spouse is allowed to feel when you have an other?


The rain

Lem said...

"at their joints, with dead animals on the wall, and old tags... and food I can't eat."


Mr Bojangles

Lem said...

Rush Limbaugh is "just saying"... what?

De Boca en Boca

reader_iam said...

Careless Love [Odetta]

Lem said...

"[T]he BBC has become this country's most pernicious climate-change-denying media outlet in the UK."

I Melt With You

Lem said...

I never heard this b4 reader..

I like her voice.

reader_iam said...

Lem: Couldn't resist sharing my love of Odetta. ; ) Perhaps you might enjoy checking her out.

reader_iam said...

Though I'm not quite sure I believe you've never heard of Odetta. On the one hand, I don't want you to offended by that. On the other, I'm never sure, here, that what I say isn't just an opportunity for mocking (even when people do, actually, know what I'm getting at).

wv: unwraph

Well, ouch.

Lem said...

How much is the Obama adminstration doing to change Don't Ask, Don't Tell?

Love Won't Let Me Wait

Lem said...

.. On the one hand, I don't want you to offended by that. On the other, I'm never sure, here, that what I say isn't just an opportunity for mocking (even when people do, actually, know what I'm getting at).

I dont offend easely. I also read your comments.. even when we disagree you do your arguments with brevity, wit and sometimes litterary insight.. I wish I could do that.

Lem said...

"I felt like an oyster in a slot machine."


Concavo e Convexo

Lem said...

ooops

@2:29 I messed up the Modern English link .. lets get it right this time.

"[T]he BBC has become this country's most pernicious climate-change-denying media outlet in the UK."

I Melt With You

night.

Tora said...

I have been wanting to say this for a while... The acorn does not fall far from the tree... one reads about his dad and the hard time his dad had in adjusting to "life"...I think BO is having just as hard a time in working through issues of real life and coming out balanced...instead he appears to have some issues that he is still "beating out" in his personal life and we all get partake in that... a marriage and family therapist would have a ton of fun with this... He learned something though...to play it cool and fool people and he might be able to get his agenda past people...trouble is, we all see it eventually...one can not hide forever.

thanks for listening....

Tora said...

opps wrong post sorry

Lem said...

Looking at the clock it seems to me there is very little reason to sign off.

its not like somebody is waiting for me at home.. more like i have to go somewhere and find someone to get home to so i can sign off..

and even then you cant sign off the web..

i dont know what Obamas smoking.

Lem said...

its ok tora..

'At the Stuffed Dog Inn' "you can have your fill of conversation".

its like an open line, for those of us lagin behind the Donner Party ;)

Lem said...

I just marble at at Insta speed.

it a good thing he doesn't have comments.

i would be crossing the jordan in the afternoons..

(old testament joke there)

Lem said...

reminds me of a song.

Stuck on You

Lem said...

That rap about the senate being slow, where bills go to die, its a wonderfull thing.

When you rush you get TARP.

ricpic said...

To Market We Go

Taking the towhead to the big store,
Oh what a wondrous sight!
Wide-eyed the child agog in the more
Of edible delight.

Lem said...

despite everything not having a job not having a wife not having kids i think i'm going to be ok.

Mary's Prayer

ricpic said...

Actually, it might be better reversed:

To Market We Go

Wide-eyed the child agog in the more
Of edible delight;
Taking the towhead to the big store:
Oh what a wondrous sight!

Lem said...

Look What Obamas Done to Everybody

just saying.

Lem said...

In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

Lem said...

Fingertips

Lem said...

if i keep going ill never stop - thanks if you listened to the songs.

rhhardin said...

The big morning digout with assist.

ricpic said...

Regarding the wine comments on this thread: there's a brand called Barefoot, I kid you not, which is quite good and quite cheap, like $7 a bottle. I've tried their Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and was more than satisfied with both. Just a thought.

Fred4Pres said...

What market is that? Whole Foods?


I have no problem with its selection, but other than some loss leaders the prices are crazy high and if you know where to go you can find most of that stuff cheaper elsewhere.

Nitrate free dogs. Easier now, try finding those pups in the 70s. You literally had to make your own. And who really wants to know what is in a hot dog, nitrates or not.

Fred4Pres said...

ricpic said...
Regarding the wine comments on this thread: there's a brand called Barefoot, I kid you not, which is quite good and quite cheap, like $7 a bottle. I've tried their Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and was more than satisfied with both. Just a thought.


There are lots of fairly okay table wine options at $7 a bottle. I would go Woodbridge before I went Barefoot. There are a decent selection of wines, domestic and import, at Trader Joe's in that range.

I am pretty sure Professor Bainbridge would not approve of Barefoot.

Even Professor Reynolds likes his wine to taste like grape jelly! (I kid because I love).

AlphaLiberal said...

Ann Althouse likes to talk about "principles conservatism" as if it exists.

Here we have Alabama Republican Senator Richard Shelby holding up every one of Obama's appointments until a campaign donor and defense contractor is awarded a contract.

This is taking obstructionism to new depths - extortion. Very principled, right, Althouse?

The holds include defense and national security positions, laying bare the hollow hypocrisy that Republicans give a rat's ass about American security. It's all a tool for their self-aggrandizement.

former law student said...

Americans misionaries being unjustly held in Haity

Self-professed "Christians" taking advantage of chaos to steal children who have parents nearby and take them thousands of miles away, forever?

Thank god for the Austrians who actually put the children's needs first, with their SOS Children's Villages.

(Full disclosure: My uncle the baker used to make and sell gingerbread houses to raise funds for SOS Children's Villages, donating his time and materials.)

former law student said...

How funny -- a Republican Senator holding the administration hostage till it coughs up some earmarks.

The GOP isn't ready for reform yet.

And Shelby's the same Republican who couldn't push through Fannie/Freddie reform through his Senate Banking Committee during the four years he ran it, despite the support of the great John McCain.

Theo Boehm said...

Re: Cheap wine.

Unfortunately, here in Massachusetts, California wines are more expensive than they are in their home state. I visit California at least a couple of times a year, and am always happy to see relatively cheap, local wine in...heaven forbid!...GROCERY STORES. (We defeated a referendum last election that would have permitted a similar nightmare for our liquor store owners.)

Around here, the best bargains are inevitably Australian or South African wines. Being a native Californian with roots in the state back to the Gold Rush, I have been in most things a California chauvinist

When it costs me $4 or $5 a bottle extra, my loyalty gets a bit frayed.

A song I'm learning:

♫ "Oh, there once was a swagman,
Who camped in a billabong,
Under the shade of a coolibah tree,
And he sang as he watched the old billy boilin'..."♫

ken in sc said...

I think the na├»ve mid-western Baptists did not know that you have to “tip” the border guard in third world countries. I believe they were arrested for refusing to pay a bribe.

BJM said...

A Theo and ricpic

Napa/Sonoma is pricing itself out of the market, even in the Bay Area. We're kind of spoilt here as our Safeway has a sommelier and a huge selection, plus a 6 bottle discount. I'm currently drinking MacMurray Central Coast Pinot.

Oregon is said to be the next big thing, wine-wise.

The Spaniards are coming on strong too...look for Riojas like the '06 Martin Codax Tempranillo or an '06 Bilbainas Vina Zaco...yummy black cherry and smoky chocolate oak flavors...both should sell for around $10-12...maybe cheaper on the Eastern Seaboard.

Barefoot's a little too brash for me, but try Lehmann Clancy's Red '05, a Shiraz, Cab & merlot blend ...or the '07 Cimicky Trumps Shiraz.