May 14, 2010

At the Country Store Café...

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... either there's no smoking or pets are allowed.

51 comments:

Lem said...

As long as you don't smoke you can bring a pet?

El Pollo Real said...

That must have been W.C. Fields' idea of everlasting hell.

Lem said...

in W.C. Fields case you must bring a child.

RLB_IV said...

ipecac or squill, it makes no difference to me...

Albatross said...

*choke*

Four dollars for a corn stalk??!! The sign lies! They are smoking something up there!

Dr.D said...

Those were very, very good corn stalks, even at $4. You will notice that there are none left.

Ann Althouse said...

Why does anyone want cornstalks?

This place just puzzled me.

But they sometimes sell morels.

Albatross said...

Corn is really just a big grass. At the end of the season, the dried stalks are only good for burning or plowing under.

Four dollars!!

Irene said...

"either there's no smoking or pets are allowed."

It's 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Irene said...

Oh. People buy cornstalks to feed . . . squirrels.

Rialby said...

Let me mosey up the register and give you a piece of my mind...

WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING IN THIS COUNTRY? The wonderful city of Austin just announced that they will do no more business with the state of Arizona because that state passed a law affirming and enforcing federal law.

BUT GET THIS... Texas and the city of Austin have provided this fuckhole Robert Rodriguez tax incentives as well as the use of government property to film, "Machete". This is the film that Rodriguez just used last week as an implicit call to violence on Cinco de Mayo.

As Mugatu once said - I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.

former law student said...

Maybe people want cornstalks for Halloween? I used to take our popcorn stalks and make a little fall display for the front yard.

But the notion of "stalks" implies the cobs have been harvested. Squirrels are not too interested in cornless stalks.

Cornstalks take an eternity to decompose, by the way. Not good for the compost heap.

edutcher said...

A country store without a couple o' houn' dawgs lyin' aroun'. That ain't no country store. Sounds all citified.

Irene said...

"either there's no smoking or pets are allowed."

It's 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


Pets are allowed, but they must use the Messiah's initials for a name.

Rialby said...

Let me mosey up the register and give you a piece of my mind...

WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING IN THIS COUNTRY? The wonderful city of Austin just announced that they will do no more business with the state of Arizona because that state passed a law affirming and enforcing federal law.

BUT GET THIS... Texas and the city of Austin have provided this fuckhole Robert Rodriguez tax incentives as well as the use of government property to film, "Machete". This is the film that Rodriguez just used last week as an implicit call to violence on Cinco de Mayo.


Right on, compadre. Austin, I hear, is the HQ of Lefty looniness in Texas, along with Houston. Over the years, The Lefties have tried to engender race hate between blacks and whites. Since that hasn't worked, they seem to be Hispandering. The agitating that's going on is going to get people killed and the Lefties will claim it's the Anglos' fault because they didn't knuckle under.

Kev said...

I couldn't really read the OR on the sign when I first looked at the picture, so I thought that your pet was only allowed when it wasn't smoking.

Re Austin and Robert Rodriguez--isn't he a UT alum? Maybe their support of him partially falls under the idea of "Keep Austin Weird--Support Local Business."

Lem said...

I want to play two videos and ask if you Althousians hear something strange..

In things racial we have always been and I believe we continue to be in too many ways essentially a nation of cowards.. So said AG (chief law enforcement agent) of the United States of America.

And then here is the same AG Holder the other day struggling to answer a simple question..

I thinks its fair to say the AG has a problem with the oath he took to protect and defend the nation.

Lem said...

lets play some music..

Lem said...

We've only just begun ..

Althouse+Meade have just begun.

Lem said...

The iconic Lena Horne.


Weather with you - Crowded House

Lem said...

At "our" House ;)

Our House - Madness

peter hoh said...

Lem, I think the penalty for breaking the "no smoking" rule is that pets are allowed.

peter hoh said...

Some people use cornstalks to decorate their lampposts in late October.

Other than that, I can't think of a use for them.

Lem said...

"Is Obama actually going to use a Supreme Court nominee to advance the cause of the closet...?" Asks our dear Sully

I don't know how to love him - Helen Reddy

Lem said...

"A couple of times when she was so focused on her work, she would park her car and leave it running overnight. She just forgot to turn it off."

Heat of the Moment - Asia

Lem said...

How good will Elena Kagan be at influencing the other Justices on the Suprme Court?


Square Biz - Teena Marie

Lem said...

"So Kagan... is a successful scholar whose interests have extended beyond scholarship, to government service and to educational institution-building."


That Girl - Stevie Wonder

Lem said...

"The majority of Chatroulette users are male and under thirty-five, and many of them are trolling for girls, so they 'next' each other at barbaric rates."

How Do You Keep The Music Playing - Patti Austin

Lem said...

"Q. How can I get Neil Gaiman to make an appearance at my school/convention/event?"


Close To You - Carpenters

Lem said...

David Brooks calls Elena Kagan an "Organization Kid" and — developing the evidence — happens to reveal what the issue is.


She's Got A Way - Billy Joel

Lem said...

“Professor Kagan, honestly I didn’t get to all of the reading for today’s class. Sadly, I think I need to pass on this one.”


Honesty - Billy Joel

Failure can be honest too.. ergo the idea of school.

Lem said...

Was the Wall Street Journal trying to make Elena Kagan look gay?


Amor de Hombre - Mocedades

Lem said...

Andrew Sullivan on Elena Kagan's "emotional orientation" — emotional orientation?


It's Alright With Me - Peter Nero

Upon further review - its not clear that Kagan is alright with Sully..
Stay tuned for further updates as they become available ;)

Lem said...

"Elena Kagan's nomination couldn't come at a worse time for Arlen Specter."


I want to go back there again - Diana Ross

Specter has switched parties more often than Hillary has run for president.

Lem said...

speaking of Hillary..

Is Hillary setting herself up for a 2012 challenge to Barack Obama?


Run To Him - Bobby Vee

The Clintons play coy.

Lem said...

"In Kagan, it seems to me we have reached a new level of utter blankness."
Says Andrew Sullivan:

High and Dry - Radiohead

As Sully appears to lean towards a no vote.. stay tuned.

Lem said...

Cracks patched...


Peace - Norah Jones

Lem said...

The Nation: "Elena Kagan should be borked."


Another Man (is beating my time) - Barbara Mason

Lem said...

Here are some pictures of the big BP oil spill the size of Maryland, and it looks...
... like nothing. Which is pretty terrible, because people are going to get tired of it. And maybe people will get tired of all the many things we're asked to feel so bad about that we can't see.


Twin Peaks - Intro

Lem said...

"Kennedy for President."...
He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.

Hung Up - Madonna

who is lady gaga.. johnny come lately.

Lem said...

the birds are chirping outside..

remember to keep asking questions.

AllenS said...

If you have young boys in the household, cornstalks make good spears.

HDHouse said...

oh Pleassssseeee. the sign is perfectly clear. How would re-word it differently in order to fit on the sign?

NO
smoking or pets
allowed

Oh my. You midwest types.

AllenS said...

The sign says:

NO SMOKING
OR
PETS ALLOWED

It does not say this:

NO
smoking or pets
allowed

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GMay said...

Why do all the lunatics gravitate to the state capitals?

Ann Althouse said...

"oh Pleassssseeee. the sign is perfectly clear. How would re-word it differently in order to fit on the sign?"

1. Oh, HD, don't you know how to enjoy the humor that is out there all around? Why so grim?

2. Reworded: No Smoking/No Pets.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Forget about the VW.

Buy a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck like the one with the Kennedy bumper sticker in the post below.

And remember, don't smoke your pets.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Oh, and that other sign....it means that if you pay $4, some corn will stalk you.

That's a common thing in rural areas.

A $4 corn stalk is a pretty good deal. It's probably worth 30 minutes of really good stalking.

Penny said...

Old McDonald isn't much fun anymore.

c3 said...

Hispandering


Oooo, that's one to add to my MS Word dictionary

former law student said...

Lem, I miss the good old days:

"All that crap, you're putting it in the paper? It's all been denied. Katie Graham's gonna get her tit caught in a big fat wringer if that's published. Good Christ! That's the most sickening thing I ever heard."

So said AG (chief law enforcement agent) of the United States of America, regarding the publisher of the Washington Post.

We need an AG who speaks forthrightly about mammaries and Maytags.

former law student said...

Why do all the lunatics gravitate to the state capitals?

Because these particular capitals are college towns, which are used to tolerate a lot of goofiness.

Compare Springfield, Illinois, as dull and straight-arrow as they come.