April 10, 2010

At the Green Bark Café...

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... howl.

44 comments:

lyssalovelyredhead said...

I wrote an article partially based on our comment-based discussion last week (about the Phoebe Price suicide), and found someone crazy enough to publish it.

JAL said...

NSFW

JAL said...

(The photo, not Lyssa's article. :-) )

wv xhanic
what it's like on xanax

New "Hussein" Ham said...

Ann O'Keefe?

New "Hussein" Ham said...

Meade ... this seems like a pretty clear signal to open the "do you wanna have a threesome" dialogue.

Diane Wilson said...

I think that would be a "treesome."

wv: distrace, what needs to happen to this thread

Tom said...
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Trooper York said...

Jeez, why do we have to look at a close up of hdhouse's neck?

Adam said...

Is that a pussy willow?

David said...

Polish President dies in plane crash, world leaders comment:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: 'The only thing I can say now is that I'm in deep shock about the plane crash and the death of the Polish president.'

U.S. President Barack Obama: 'Devastating to Poland, to the United States, and to the world. President Lech Kaczynski was a distinguished statesman who played a key role in the Solidarity movement, and he was widely admired in the United States as a leader dedicated to advancing freedom and human dignity.'

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi: 'I was a personal friend of President Lech Kaczynski. This a grave moment of mourning for a friendly country and Italy joins in the mourning with all its heart.'

AllenS said...

That's the back end of a tree cow.

Trooper York said...

Two out of three in Fenway Lem.

Whose your daddy?

lucid said...

Just what I was thinking about.


wv: hylleda--what the swan said when he saw Althouse's photograph.

Lem said...

That looks like one of the trees Tigers ball used to hit ;)

Lem said...

Sorry for that last poor attempt at humor.

Lem said...

Its a long season Trooper.

Trooper York said...

Well it is going to be a reeeaalllyyy long season for the Saux!!!!!

Did I tell you lately that the Yankees are going to win the World Series?

Again.

Lem said...

Further illustration on Lissa's point.

..most of the kingpin interviewers [Larry King, Charlie Rose, David Letterman and Barbara Walters] in the mainstream media were astonishingly up front about saying they would not help Kitty promote her book [an Oprah bio] because they didn’t want to offend Oprah! They didn’t even make up excuses; they flat-out said they didn’t want to offend Oprah.

At least they were upfront about it.

Big Mike said...

@lyssa, interesting article, but then I came to this sentence fragment: "...right to speak their peace."

You mean piece.

Sheesh, these youngsters raised to rely on Microsoft for spell-checking and grammar-checking.

(Not that I'm any good at proof-reading my own writing.)

Will Cate said...

Naughty, naughty tree......

Alexandro said...

Female Ent... where's Frodo?

lyssalovelyredhead said...

Big Mike, yeah, someone on my blog pointed that out to me, too.

I could go with the "I've heard it both ways" excuse, but the fact is (as I'm sure you can tell from reading my comments), I'm just terrible with letters. (I don't really "see" them when I read.) I had always interpreted that phrase as meaning the person has a right to speak in peace, as in, someone shouldn't take it away from them.

Apparently, I was wrong. Whoops!

But thanks, everyone, for reading!

Largo said...

Lem,

That was no poor attempt. I consider you tied with Adam for best line of thread!

Big Mike said...

@lyssa, two things that work for me are (1) let it sit for 24 to 48 hours and then read it again, and (2) have someone whom you trust proofread it for typos, grammatical errors, wrong word (it's vs. its, their vs they're vs there, wear vs where vs were), etc., but not for content.

I got that first one from reading Moss Hart's autobiography Act One. I got the second suggestion from hard experience.

Keep writing!

WV: foream -- what a Southerner has between his elbow and his wrist.

Largo said...

If it was a maple, we could tap it for syrup.

<ducks!>

Lem said...

Micheal Steel speech to the SRLC is threatening to put me in a comma.

Hector Owen said...

The photo reminds me of a poem by Linda Conner, "The Corn Years," which begins:

Beneath the moss,
between the thighs
of mountain hemlock and fir,
lie the bones, the mass,
the heft of the earth
pushing through.


The whole thing is here. It is about the contrast between seaside landscapes in Oregon and in the Eastern Shore of Maryland, or you might say Delmarva.

Chip Ahoy said...

Dogs pop-up card, half-scale prototype.


Hahaha WV=catsend

Largo said...

@Big Mike

"[W]hom you trust proofread it for typos ... but not for content."

Sigh. I wish I was so blessed from the other side. I sometimes edit the (English) work of Hong Kong locals, and it is frequently a bane. Their sentence structure requires me to work out what they are trying to say.

(Even if it is clear and the ideas are brilliant, I have qualms about editing their phrases to produce declarative sentences when the original contains almost none--especially with academic work.)

Largo said...

Back to the tree...
I shudder at the sawed off--limb--at the top of the photo. (And not only because it is sawed. Can trees be hermaphroditic?)

Irene said...

Trooper, yesterday you mentioned Elizabeth Taylor's marriages in the context of a "three strikes law."

Guess what? She's marrying husband number nine.

Calypso Facto said...

Re: Adam

Or is it a slippery elm? (Ulmas fulva)

wv: grona. Yeah, I agree.

JAL said...

Chip.

Why aren't you OUTSIDE.

The dogs can wait till it gets dark and colder.

Trooper York said...

Irene, everyone knows that the ninth time is the charm.

At least that's what John-John said about the bar exam.

Trooper York said...

I love a good Dead Kennedy’s Joke!

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

That photo looks like an angel with head lifted and wings folded, spied from the back and slightly above.

Toy

Lem said...

Back-to-back eagles propelled Phil Mickelson to one behind the leader's 12 under.

Tiger is just 8 under.

Clearly off his game; usually around 12, 13 under.

Trooper York said...

Lem, let's keep our eye on the ball. I mean the real question is:
"How far can you hit Ted Williams frozen head?

David said...

Surprised no one has posted this:



I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,

dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,

angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,

who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz,

who bared their brains to Heaven under the El and saw Mohammedan angels staggering on tenement roofs illuminated . . .


Etc, etc, etc . . .

He said "Negro." Is that racist? Condescending? It's so hard to keep up with the trends, eh Ginsberg?

Methadras said...

Hmmm? The Stone of Sisyphus?

amba said...

That looks like angel wings.

Seven Machos said...

The thing of it is, if you follow this blog, you know that Althouse is always finding vaginas in trees and stuff.

There ought to be a tag called vaginas in trees and stuff. It would really add up.

Irene said...

Green Bark?

Woof. I am not a global warmer.

MamaM said...

Vaginas are in, Vulvas are out.

Vulvas in Trees doesn't make it as a tag, but Tree Vulva might

Then again, Allen's "back end of a tree cow" works. So does "ulmas fulva" for this dyslexic.