September 1, 2010

At the Robin Tavern...

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... you can try to blend in.

ADDED: The long view:

27 comments:

traditionalguy said...

The robin drowned.

traditionalguy said...

The robin's back. Quick feed it some of last night's bread.

Lem said...

Had it been an Oriole, it would have been a cookie ;)

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Is that pokeweed? Remember to boil and drain twice before eating it, or it'll make you sick!

Toy

blake said...

Is the robin rockin'?

Lem said...

Is the robin rockin'?

he's in his hood.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

When my sister and I see a cluster of bubbles floating down a creek, we say, "Cow pee!" Because, when a cow pees in the creek...

HT said...

POKEWEED!!! A native invasive. EEegads. I feel sorry for whoever maintains that place. The roots are a bear. Didn't think they made it that far north.

From a fact sheet produced in Oregon:
Threat: Poisonous and invasive • Has disrupted the migration
patterns of certain bird species by producing large amounts of
fruit at a time of year when few native plants do • Considered
aggressive and invasive, but is new to the NW • With vigilance,
we can stop or slow this weed before it becomes established
and causes damage.

Chip Ahoy said...

... you can try to blend in.

That's good because I tried to lay a blue egg and that didn't work out very well.

Dead Julius said...

Can't sleep. Watched the movie Patton from 1970 with George C Scott earlier. Damn that was an impressive film-- that opening monologue with the big flag in the background captures your human interest and the rest of the film doesn't let it go. Scott was the perfectly cast and the entire focus of the film was rightly on his role. 1970 was the ideal year for that movie to come out. Forty years later and it is still relevant, not for its war message (if it had any) but for its fascinating portrayal of human character.

deborah said...

Little Robin Redbreast
Sat upon a rail,
Niddle-noddle went his head, Wiggle-waggle went his tail.

deborah said...

Patton is a great, great movie. One of my favorite lines is when he regretfully says,'I wish I'd kissed the son of a bitch.'

Lem said...

Dolphin season starts in September in Japan.

The Cove (2009) is available in stream mode in Netflix.

for For a critic point of view click here.

edutcher said...

You get the impression Ann retreats to the wild as a respite from all us commenters.

Dead Julius said...

Can't sleep. Watched the movie Patton from 1970 with George C Scott earlier. Damn that was an impressive film-- that opening monologue with the big flag in the background captures your human interest and the rest of the film doesn't let it go. Scott was the perfectly cast and the entire focus of the film was rightly on his role. 1970 was the ideal year for that movie to come out. Forty years later and it is still relevant, not for its war message (if it had any) but for its fascinating portrayal of human character.

Scott claimed at the time it was an anti-war piece, but succeeding generations have taken it's message to be one of, "This is how you fight a war. Rock on!".

Pogo said...

Watched Michael Caine in Harry Brown last night.

It's England's Gran Torino. But more violent. Emphysematous pensioner Caine wreaks revenge on drugged up hoodlums that control his neighborhood, after finding the cops won't/can't help. Holy. Shit.

Whatta movie; says everything that needs be said.

It's a lefty nightmare. It's Taxi Driver with a codger defending the town from decay.

Clyde said...

The "Diversity Team" at work put out their August newsletter a couple weeks back, with all of the multi-culti holidays for the month, including "August 6 - Hiroshima Peace Day - Japan" and "August 9 - Nagasaki Peace Day - Japan." Noticeably absent: "August 15 - V-J Day - U.K." I'm not expecting to see "September 2 - V-J Day - U.S." if and when the September newsletter comes out. Not politically correct, don'tcha know.

So I'll go ahead and say it: Happy V-J Day!

Lem said...

Epic China traffic jam returns!

For some reason I'll probably understand later.. this reminds me of a Mamet line in The Edge (1997)..

paraphrasing

'Most people that die lost in the woods die of shame'.

Lem said...

A huge traffic jam stretching at least 120 kilometres (75 miles) reappeared in northern China Thursday, with thousands of cargo trucks stuck in a bottleneck, state media said.

Its like the SUV's that Rush found in news stories, years back, that appeared to have a mind of their own.. story after story SUV's where doing felonious things.

lemondog said...

Speaking taverns (and drink) and China, I thought this interesting. China/Asia middle and upper classes exhibiting their capitalist wealth.

Chinese demand helps lift Pernod Ricard profits

Pernod Ricard says Chinese demand for Martell cognac helped lift full year net profit

Lem said...

State television broadcast images of a long line of mostly cargo trucks inching slowly through Inner Mongolia on a major highway..

Aha - I bet there are more road lanes through Outer Mongolia..
For example if you live in Manhattan and your significant other lives in Queens/Outer Mongolia..

Lem said...

In August, state media said some drivers were stuck in a huge traffic jam on the route for nine days.

I'm unemployed and it sure sounds like they are busy.. maybe they need people ;)

blake said...

Pogo,

I reviewed Harry Brown here.

Michael Caine is still kick-ass.

Pogo said...

@blake:

Good review.

I really liked the film.

It was Theodore Dalrymples's Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses brought to life.

P.S. If you watch the Discovery Channel gunman's pitch for a show called "Save the Planet, one of the scenes in his trailer (of the riot) is done verbatim in Harry Brown.

blake said...

Stock footage? Or just swiped?

That's weird. The commercial would seem to be too old to have swiped from Harry Brown. Maybe parts are stock?

Dalrymple book in the Amazon shopping cart.

Pogo said...

I think the footage likely came from England, or was seen by the director.

But weird, huh?

blake said...

Yeah.

Actually? I thought the riot seemed stagey at the time--having seen a bunch of real riot footage since then, I've changed my mind.

deborah said...

The Edge is an awesome movie...Hopkins, superb, and Baldwin at his schmucky best.