May 13, 2010

Don't be irritating while I'm caffeinating.

Come on, café people. Fix your wobbly tables.



(The main thing is: I'm learning iMovie. That was: My Very First Voiceover. Look out, dear friends. Now that I can voiceover, I might be saying anything about anything.)

24 comments:

edutcher said...

Very cinema verite, Madame.

I wish you could take The Blonde by the hand as you learn these things. She needs to see technology isn't that bad.

(Her current position is that it was invented to vex her personally)

EDH said...

Althouse is getting all "movie director" on us.

An obsession with things being level, I guess.

Can't you just picture Althouse in a director's chair with "Althouse" printed on it?

GMay said...

I'll reluctantly admit that the level of dislike I have of wobbly tables borders on unhealthy.

Lem said...

The wobbly table and wobbly chair are tools of the enhanced interrogations arsenal.

Some find it torturous.

Chris Althouse Cohen said...

How do you know the people who work there weren't the ones who put the napkins under the table?

Penny said...

"How do you know the people who work there weren't the ones who put the napkins under the table?"

Hm? Well generally because you didn't insist that you KNEW for sure they did.

That's what I like most about an Althouse-Cohen. Never exactly sure.

danielle said...

One of the first Althouse productions should definitely be of the blogger doing the Mexican Hat dance. And then maybe trying the single ladies dance.

Largo said...

Newspapers? Egad.

They surely have a good supply of packets of sugar. Discreet and form fitting, they will tend to stay with the table leg when the table is shifted for cleaning (though YMMV from one table/floor combination to another).

Largo said...

Lem,

A wobbly table standing alone, I can tolerate somewhat, especially if I can lean on it to keep it still. But put adjacent to another table, if those edges don't align in attitude, I get jittery--wobble or not!

traditionalguy said...

Irritating can be relative. The surviving Marines and Rangers coming back in a steady stream from no reason to be there in nowhere Afghanistan's IED plastered Valleys also wobble a lot due to missing feet and legs.

AllenS said...

That just proves that there isn't a level playing field.

edutcher said...

As Maggie Thatcher said, "Don't go wobbly".

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

"See ya later, I'm going to the back of the theater."

Toy

jayne_cobb said...

I'm fine with the Althouse voiceover, but I would ask that you narrate at least one video like a movie trailer.

Something akin to:

In a world where tables aren't level, one woman took notice....

MadisonMan said...

jayne, I had the same thought. (Laugh) I'd bust a gut at such a voiceover.

Peano said...

"Now that I can voiceover, I might be saying anything about anything."

That's what has us worried.

Pogo said...

Wobbly tables?

Man, in Wisconsin, even the coffeehouse furniture is socialist.

Must be where Lennon read a book on Marx.

Largo said...

@traditionalguy:
groan!

knox said...

Sometimes, not all the time, mind you, your voice reminds me of Mary Steenburgen.

lemondog said...

Hehehe.........The Wobblies, alive and well.

Inert populace unable to function independently, helpless.

Immediate stimulus needed.

Govenment intervention required.

Chicago headquarters.

WH plot to expand.

Alinsky rules!

former law student said...

"St. Obama Drive"

From a careless reading of this breaking news story:

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/05/calumet-park-to-rename-127th-street-obama-drive.html

Fred4Pres said...

A tale of two politicians.

One is melting down. The other is ascending.

rhhardin said...

There's the prankster's wobbly table, that has three folded-up napkins under three legs.

rhhardin said...

If you go into Kroger (grocery chain), the carts all pull left or pull right; nothing goes straight.

If you go into Home Depot, every cart runs straight.

My theory is that Home Depot is inhabited by guys who know how to fix stuff, where Kroger is inhabited by women.

A similar theory would account for the Madison wobbly table epidemic.