July 7, 2010

In the Fragile Glass Shop...

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... you need to be careful...

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... but not about what you say.

77 comments:

Atif said...

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David said...

I see a dog chasing a couple of those bunnies through the store. Go, Dog, Go!

tooclass said...

Right leaning politics, left leaning appreciation for the art of bong making.

Smilin' Jack said...

Hee...I was recently in a shop in Ithaca that had a lot of beautiful and fragile glasswork...and you did have to be careful what you said. You couldn't say "pot", you couldn't even say "bong"--the shop owner explained that that's considered "paraphernalia." Although you could literally say "paraphernalia." Freedom of speech and common sense--just a couple of incidental casualties in the all-important War on Drugs.

jaed said...

Careful, twoclass. They'll kick you out if you call them anything but "water pipes".

(I see Smilin' Jack slipped in with similar info...)

bagoh20 said...

I want proof of the fragility.

lemondog said...

Top photo - beautiful work. Would have liked to see the whole piece.

BEIJING – China tried Wednesday to allay concern about the political impact of its $2.5 trillion foreign reserves, saying they are not a "nuclear weapon" to control other nations and its vast holdings of U.S. Treasury debt "should not be politicized."

China said it twice.

Keep your first-born, we have plenty. But lets see more of that Obama kowtowing.

dbp said...

Fragile, must be Italian.

traditionalguy said...

That fragile glass menangerie is in need of redistribution by a czar. Spreading delicate stuff around is somewhere in the enumerated powers contained in the Kagan/Kenyan Constitutional re-write.

edutcher said...

I promise The Blonde won't get anywhere near it.

WV "rerch" What Quantum says when she barfs up the water she just chugged.

peter hoh said...

Enough with the museums. I'm still waiting for you and Meade to do a photo tour of Mills Fleet Farm.

LarsPorsena said...

Pottery Barn rules: You break it and it's yours.

Ann Althouse said...

"Would have liked to see the whole piece."

Here. And here.

MadisonMan said...

Farm and Fleet. The closest Fleet Farm is a fair distance away.

peter hoh said...

Speaking of art . . . Bemidji Minnesota is having a beaver controversy.

k*thy said...

Funny to have the Fragile Glass Shop open, next to the streaming (and tied at 0) World Cup game...I'll try not to break anything.

Peter, my daughter is working at the German camp up there. I'll have to ask her for a report...

Lem said...

I see an oil slick drowning a presidency.

Titus said...

Paoli?

peter hoh said...

Spain scores!!

peter hoh said...

Did the comment glitch start up again?

peter hoh said...

I guess not, but the number of comments in the thread and the number shown below the post on the main page are different.

Lem said...

Spain scores!!

They are not cooperating ;)

Dead Julius said...

Here's an interesting piece about the condition of Massachusetts' health care system from today's WSJ.

You could say that the health care restructuring is just like marijuana glassware; everybody knows what it is, and what it is going to be used for, but it's a no-no to say so outright...

peter hoh said...

Looks like Paul, the octopus pundit, has been proved right again.

And I get my wish going into this world cup -- that the winner would be a first-time winner.

Lem said...

Aqui ya arrancamos la barbacoa..

JAL said...

Fabulous glass.

I was stopped from taking pictures of glass in Harrod's.

Could have turned into free advertising, no?

JAL said...

peter -- the numbers hardly ever match.

deborah said...

Strange. Rachel Maddow is in Afganistan and wearing a headscarf.

Jennifer said...

Poor Schland. I had to race outside and stop my dog from barking at sad, drunk passersby. I have a feeling tomorrow will be a bit like shuffling through a glass shop for me. Wonder what German for "walking on eggshells" is.

Titus said...

Madison, please get more restaurants on foodler.

Currently, I have like over 500 options.

In Madison there are like 5 chinese restaurants.

This is like so uncool.

Titus said...

Atif is kind of hot.

deborah said...

Never been a big fan of art glass, but it is pretty.

peter hoh said...

Titus, are you in Bangalore? One of the things that surprised me when I was in India back in 1986 was the prevalence of good Chinese restaurants in India -- and not just in the biggest cities.

AllenS said...

Right now, there is some ass kickin lightning strikes occurring. Stay away from glass.

Lem said...

I pity people with their cell phones.. they are in a constant mini panic over nothing.

lemondog said...

Here. And here.

Exquisite

lemondog said...

Peacock

MamaM said...

re: Gaia the Vaginal Beaver

To: the feminists, journalists, and complainants who believe the beaver to be revealing or depicting a representation of a female vagina.

The private part on display is the vulva which includes the vaginal opening. The vagina, a specific internal structure, is not in evidence.

It would seem more honoring if those on both sides of the question of appropriateness would know and use the appropriate terminology.

c3 said...

Nice gud job!

El Pollo Real said...

Good thing you don't have earthquakes wherever those photos were taken

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Rialby said...

"Rachel Maddow is in Afganistan and wearing a headscarf."

And they said Hitler and Stalin would never work together.

Rialby said...

Lem - oil and Obama.

Maybe when the oil starts reaching the Chocolate City (as per the mayor), people will start realizing Obama's done nothing but stand in the way.

MadisonMan said...

In Madison there are like 5 chinese restaurants.

Just go to Imperial Gardens. Everyone else does.

traditionalguy said...

The other Ann in my life has a typical feisty Coulter column posted on her website tonight that takes on the neo-cons who ask for Michael Steele's resignation. She is a hoot.

MadisonMan said...

the Chocolate City

??? Burlington, WI? Hershey, PA? Or even Hazleton PA -- there's a new chocolate plant there too.

Lem said...

Its amazing the things I (an insomniac) could do while in vacation paradise, the Dominican Republic.

It was hard enough figuring the exchange rates.. I'm talking about a sense of standing out.. not blending in.

I could sense people could tell I was not.. that while I was a Dominican I was visiting.. while sober it bother me.. When I was I was under the influence I relished it... belting complete English sentences at the car wash.

Chip Ahoy said...

The thing is, I can upload only 50 pages a day to blogger when the CAPTCHA kicks in. I can keep going but it's a drag.

I already uploaded hieroghphic words and phrases to a general blog then realized I should have a separate blog for searching specifically. By then few hundred cards were already uploaded to Photobucket to link. I went back to pick up all those addresses. I'm surprised to see how many views those cards are getting over there on Photobucket. I would expect them to be of little to no interest to anybody and so ignored, but some of them already have upwards to fifty views.

Pogo said...

JIM. Aw... Is it broken?

LAURA. Now it is just like all the other horses.

JIM. It's lost its--

LAURA. Horn!
It doesn't matter. Maybe it's a blessing in disguise.

JIM. You'll never forgive me. I bet that that was your favorite piece of glass.

LAURA. I don't have favorites much. It's no tragedy, Freckles. Glass breaks so easily. No matter how careful you are.

Lem said...

The car wash is a car wash but it is also a stand in for a daytime pickup bar.

People (men) there drive drunk to the car wash and drunker off of it.. they often drive off the car wash to a cabana after piking up.. or being piked up by a young woman.. whichever comes first ;)

Lem said...

The "car wash" did business while raining.. you have to be there to see it.

Pogo said...

MM,
"The Chocolate City" is Nawlins, so referenced by Ray Nagin, Mayor, apres le hurricane.

"We ask black people: it's time. It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild a New Orleans, the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans. And I don't care what people are saying Uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day."

Lem said...

The local politics is very big there... People seem to know or are are involved (read, hear criticize) because the government drives a big chunk of their economy.. bigger than here.. then again.. it is still a "banana republic".. they've just replaced it with cheap clean beaches.

Lem said...

Thanks Pogo.. I thought i might have to google it.

Lem said...

I must say I missed that "chocolate" quote when it was.. when was it uttered?

Lem said...

I'm happy to report that 'freedom of speech' is alive and well.. better than it could be expected for a developing country like the Dominican Republic.

Lem said...

There is a Current Affairs type of news reporting there where people with their cell phone cameras turn in videos.. reporting government as well as citizen on citizen malfeasance.

Lem said...

No.. not the kind Obama was asking about during the election.

BTW.. that should have been a signal as to waht we were going to get.

Lem said...

I like that word.. malfeasance.

I remember it from Fargo.. the way Frances McDormand says it.. in the upper mid west vernacular.

Malfeasance.

Lem said...

Malfeasance appears to be the worst of the worst... kind of like Bush Gitmo Worthy.. or BGW ;)

The expressions misfeasance and nonfeasance, and occasionally malfeasance, are used in English law with reference to the discharge of public obligations existing by common law, custom or statute.

Lem said...

I seem to remember Supreme Judge Thomas praising "common law"... common English law.

It seems that not everything common to all peoples is common to all people in the same way.

While this may sound obvious.. I think it is better appreciated while traveling abroad.

Lem said...

A lot of people may remeber the dark side of the Thomas hearings.. I remember a man speaking honestly and forthrigly about his philosophy of the law.

Thomas told us more about how he would approach cases 'if confirmed as Supreme' than all of the folks nominated after him combined.

The hearings are available on CSPAN.. all you have to do is go back and compare.

There is a story there that has not been told..

Lem said...

In the cultural front I wish I could say I want to play something I heard there that impressed me.. I did not.

As far as music is concerned the young culture, the young generation, is not much different from any big city here.

They are listening to their versions of wath we listen to here.. Unfortunately I was not too crazy about it.

Maybe its a generational thing.. it happens to every passing generation.. bla bla bla.

I just get the feeling that this time the rift is humongus.. there is nothing worthy of a listening, musical audience out there today.

Nothing zero zippity do da.

Lem said...

I'll just play a classic.

El Gran Varon.

Revenant said...

Good thing you don't have earthquakes wherever those photos were taken

It looks like the earthquakes are moving slowly northwest along the fault lines. Riverside better watch out.

We had some out-of-towners in the office during the quake. Pretty exciting for them. :)

Lem said...

You know.. if the Supremes in their Supreme wisdom judge against Arizona.. taking up Spanish might just be the sensible thing to do.

I'm just saying.. I may just have a job soon ;)

Little Fluffy Clouds - the Orb

We lived in Arizona, and the skies always had little fluffy clouds..

Lem said...

S Wonderful - Diana Krall

Its was paradise.

Lem said...

Believe it or not I kinda mist speding the night here.. by myself.. with you.. whatever.. lo que sera, que sea.

Oh que sera - Ana Belen

This song is very poetic.. its probably the most poetic song I know.

Lem said...

Soemtimes we just need a little reasurance..

I'll stand by you - The Pretenders

Lem said...

We had good pilots.. to and fro.

Pilots Goldfrapp

Over 3 hours, over Ocean waters at over 500 miles/hour at some 30,000 to 50,000 feet of altitures... (those were Jet Blue figures while in the air).

Lem said...

Stay the Night - Benjamin Orr

A very convincing line while in Vacation Paradise ;)

Lem said...

I know I played this b4 but I love it so..

Quiet Night - Rejazz

Lem said...

I have to go.. not waiting for the birds.. funny thing, today we didn't need to put on that fly killing light in the backyard.. the 100 degree weather must have something to do with that.. maybe.

I'm speculatating.

Lem said...

Ok.. maybe one more..

Sonido Bestial - Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz

These two are Evangelicals btw.. My father invited them decades ago when they 'converted'.

Lem said...

Started reading INVOKING RASHOMON..

Familiar with the film..

Truth is elusive, illusory and ulitmately illicit.

Sixty Grit said...

Lem, cut back on the sauce - you are starting to write like MUL/JB/RB.

Ann Althouse said...

It's the museum shop at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.