September 6, 2010

Hey!

I think I got the blog working again.

Did you notice it was out of service?

IN THE COMMENTS: Jason (the commenter) said:
Yes, it was taken over by some weird person who pretended to be you and marry one of the commenters. It's been a weird trip. Glad to have you back. (What have you been doing the last year or so?)
Palladian said:
Yeah, all the frequent posts concerning 893-mile bicycle rides through the Andes, 627-mile cross-country skiing trips through the Alpines, recipes for squirrel and morel mushroom en croûte cooked in the wild, 2800-mile drives to the middle of nowhere to collect pigment samples for house-painting projects, cutting turf with plow oxen to plant beds of sorghum... very, very distressing to those of us allergic to the unnatural lifestyles of healthy, happy outdoors-people.

Thank goodness we're back to withering, subtle mockery delivered while sipping coffee in cafes, the sort of thing that brought the better of us here to begin with.

29 comments:

AST said...

Yes, but I thought it was on my end.

Paddy O said...

I went to add a complaint and saw your thread already at work.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Yes, it was taken over by some weird person who pretended to be you and marry one of the commenters. It's been a weird trip. Glad to have you back. (What have you been doing the last year or so?)

Rose said...

LOL

David said...

I did and Oh I was desolate.

(Funny, Jason!)

Ron said...

That Harley throw a rod?

Palladian said...

"Yes, it was taken over by some weird person who pretended to be you and marry one of the commenters. It's been a weird trip. Glad to have you back..."

Yeah, all the frequent posts concerning 893-mile bicycle rides through the Andes, 627-mile cross-country skiing trips through the Alpines, recipes for squirrel and morel mushroom en croûte cooked in the wild, 2800-mile drives to the middle of nowhere to collect pigment samples for house-painting projects, cutting turf with plow oxen to plant beds of sorghum... very, very distressing to those of us allergic to the unnatural lifestyles of healthy, happy outdoors-people.

Thank goodness we're back to withering, subtle mockery delivered while sipping coffee in cafes, the sort of thing that brought the better of us here to begin with.

HT said...

Yes, I noticed.

HT said...

This is not a cafe photo, but as the cable TV channels have all apparently gotten together and decided to make this an Eastwood marathon weekend, I can't help but comment. At first, I was impressed and stunned by HPD. Then, it was Pale Rider, then Josey Wales. (Now it's Dirty Harry)

I think he's a one trick pony, heavy on the sadism. That one film (HPD) was good, but after that it was relentless violence. And spitting. God the spitting.

America's Politico said...
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Jason (the commenter) said...

Geez! Has someone been watching The Boys in the Band again?

America's Politico said...

I wanted to comment but the blogger would not allow. So, I assumed that you (and others) have decided to ban me due to my sharing of the truth to come in few months (total defeat of GOP/Tea-Party in 2010 and 2012). Tomorrow the fun starts...

Well, any way, I thought you might have posted about the excellent essay by John Grisham today in NYT (see http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/06/opinion/06Grisham.html). Perhaps, you would have posted, I thought, about the difficultly in writing daily for a very successful blog (i.e., this blog).

Palladian said...

I don't generally watch gay-themed films unless there's penetration involved, Jason.

miller said...

There was a brief outburst of incivility on some other threads. That's died down, though.

WV: Persev, Vincent Van Gogh's spelling for "persevere."

Palladian said...

"So, I assumed that you (and others) have decided to ban me due to my sharing of the truth to come in few months"

Ban you?! You're comedy gold!

Palladian said...

"There was a brief outburst of incivility on some other threads. That's died down, though."

Even though it seems to die down, the incivility is always smoldering in the underbrush, ready to flare up at a moment's notice.

Irene said...

I assumed there was a problem because the Miss-Me-Yet Muslims thread only had thirty comments.

HDHouse said...

yes. what happened? same with mine for about 5 hours

ricpic said...

Yes, that's right, its all about you, AP. You're so vain...and shallow.

Penetration!!!

Fen said...

DHOTUS: “...powerful interests that have been setting the agenda in Washington for a long time, and they’re not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That’s not in my prepared remarks, but it’s true.”

The Diversity Hire, overwhelmed by a workload he was never prepared for, desperately returns to casting himself as a Victim of Those Racists. But his race-card has been maxed out already. So, "like a dog" will just have to stand in.

During these instances (and there will be many more to come, increasing in frequency and intensity) it is not considered wise to approach the Diversity Hire with any expectation of proof for these vile accusations. They are known to snap and lash out. And file an EEO complaint the next day.

Better to scratch behind their ears and make cooing noises. Then give them a pat on the head and say "good boy!" in reassuring tones.

[...]

I see why Obama reached for the dog simile - he's been treated like one his entire life. He invited it, traded off of it, and at some point forgot that the path to the Presidency would one day involve the responsibilities of a President.

Time for Barack to go back on vacation?

Chip Ahoy said...

Cow sitting at bar,
"I said HAY!, Bartender."

Fen said...

AmericasPolitico: So, I assumed that you (and others) have decided to ban me due to my sharing of the truth to come in few months

Huh? I thought you were Libtard Parody? This is a joke, right?

Paddy O said...

"I think he's a one trick pony, heavy on the sadism."

Put those movies in the context of his much later Unforgiven and his recent Gran Torino.

Makes a very interesting narrative about his understanding of violence, and his ultimate, or at least developing, considerations of it.

HT said...

I tried to check out Gran Torino from the library but I couldn't find it.

HT said...

Dirty Harry's just starting again on AMC. I wonder if there was suddenly a lot more violence in the 70s than any other time? Especially in cities. Anyway, there's some humor at least.

AST said...

I'm glad I can bring friends here finally.

Jason (the commenter) said...

See what you've done now, Palladian? Althouse is trying to pair us up!

AllenS said...

Obama shut the internets down for a while, so you could listen to his I'm a dog speech.

catondan said...

I thought Jason had written that you had married one of the "commoners". Also funny.