February 1, 2011

3 Madison things.

1. We're having a blizzard. Classes canceled tomorrow. Meade's watching the basketball game on TV — the Badgers are playing downtown tonight. The announcer explains the cheer from the crowd: They just saw the news that classes are canceled tomorrow.

2. Eating in Madison A to Z put up its review of the new restaurant 43 North, and Meade and I went along with JM and Nichole for that one.
There were rolls served with butter and oil in three square glass dishes. The rolls were also squarish, with a very airy crumb and a shiny, leathery crust that was especially hard on the bottom. The butter was from Wolf Ridge (if we recall correctly) and came in two forms: slightly chilled and set, or powdered with tapioca flour. The oil was also served as a powder. Ann nailed it: the lipids were the Dippin' Dots of bread toppings.
3. Larry Kaufmann lambastes that play we were talking about the other day:
The dialogue between the lefty grad students and these conservative adversaries is also about as subtle as a flying mallet. These conversations are the heart of the play and lead to the murder of four of the five grotesque conservative thugs; only a seventeen-year old girl promoting abstinence is deemed too young to kill (kind of like not imposing the death penalty on minors, I suppose)....

29 comments:

MadisonMan said...

I can't stand Dippin' Dots.

Love a blizzard though, esp. the winter kind. The DQ kind isn't bad either.

dont tread 2012 said...

Yep, nobody's going to school tomorrow in Buffalo, either.

They started canceling school and other stuff (Meals on Wheels, etc.) this afternoon.

The snow is about to hit here.

The blitz can is full, the snow machine and the generator are ready if need be.

And, I've just opened the first bottle of merlot to breathe while I don my trunks for the hot tub.

This is how we prepare for bad weather in Buffalo.

wv - coshipco

edutcher said...

A lot of people are sharing your blizzard although, thank Heaven, we will not be.

As for the play, I have a feeling there's something like that everywhere Lefties gather.

The New Civility, doncha know.

PS Stay warm, stay safe, be careful where it's icy.

Ann, don't be shy about wearing your helmet if it's slickery out.

Geoff Matthews said...

When I watched the movie 'The Last Supper', I was pretty sure it was criticizing lefties who were secure in their knowledge that they were right.

After all, they were the ones killing people.

Paco Wové said...

A relative near Dallas reports that schools were closed by an inch of snow.

edutcher said...

I saw some video from there and it looked very icy, which probably had a lot more to do with it.

traditionalguy said...

So how does the poor losing team Purdue get home? They are miserable and trapped.

Meade said...

Purdue's basketball team can't get out of Madison because of the blizzard. Salt in their wound after a close hard-fought game.

1jpb said...

"and Meade and I went along with JM and Nichole for that one."

Well, now we know who's been wearing four of the five Meadehouse Badger hats.

The whereabouts of the fifth hat is still a mystery.

Presumably the foursome had one more dinner participant the night after 43 North, hence the five hats. Maybe Titus was the fifth badger for the post-43N din din.

k*thy said...

Lovin' the storm, too, though it's knd of freaky. I've never been on anything quite like it. The City even closed down. Wow.

The husband works for Housing, so he's deemed 'essential'...and my ride. We'll take a look in the morning, but better he not go alone.

Ralph L said...

A better restaurant would provide toilet paper so you wouldn't have to use the rolls.

virgil xenophon said...

Ann, the Badger's BB coach, Bo Rein, is a contemporary of mine and a fraternity brother (Phi Delta Theta) and was, although most don't remember, a star of the Wisc. football teams during his undergrad days in the 60s. I mention this only because their opponent tonight, Purdue, reminds me that Purdue was also successfully coached for many years by another ex-football player, Gene Keady. Not bad for two old ex-footballers, eh?

Irene said...
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Irene said...

My mother walked into the study tonight. When she looked toward the window, she assumed the white she saw was a drawn window blind.

Haha.

Revenant said...

Sounds like the play was really dumbed down from the movie.

Synova said...

And... no school for my kids either. Is it possible that New Mexico has the same blizzard?

Synova said...

The actors may have added subtext to the movie. Rounded out the characters a bit.

You know what movie showed the "other side" in a sympathetic and thoughtful way? The last Rambo movie, IIRC. I'm talking about the pacifists he's hired to escort into Burma. Although they're dangerously naive, they're portrayed as brave and essentially good people with firm convictions. It's pretty darned sad, you know, when something as unintellectual as Rambo does a better job of giving alternative ideology a fair hearing than something like this "art" play.

Synova said...

The pacifists with the death-wish were Christians, though, so I suppose someone would claim it doesn't count.

Sofa King said...

It's 11 pm here in Milwaukee and I just saw snow...with lightning BEHIND it.

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

Synova, reports are this storm system covers 70% of the country. It may indeed be the same blizzard in New Mexico as here in the Great Lakes region.

Here in Michigan, they're predicting a repeat of the blizzard of '78, which had local schools out for a week.

And as a fan of Bill Murray's greatest film, I'm highly amused by the timing of this storm. All I can say is: "Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooold out there today."

virgil xenophon said...

Yes Synova, isn't it "strange" that "un-intellectual" Sly Stallone manages to present a more realistic treatment of the realities of both today's totalitarian Burma and the world-view of modern Christian missionaries than his more "cosmopolitan" and "nuanced" lefty "intellectual" detractors?

Of course, Sly's REAL SIN in the eyes of the left was that his flic was both commercially successful as well as highly violent.

virgil xenophon said...

Yes Synova, isn't it "strange" that "un-intellectual" Sly Stallone manages to present a more realistic treatment of the realities of both today's totalitarian Burma and the world-view of modern Christian missionaries than his more "cosmopolitan" and "nuanced" lefty "intellectual" detractors?

Of course, Sly's REAL SIN in the eyes of the left was that his flic was both commercially successful as well as highly violent.

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murgatroyd666 said...

I was impressed with Larry K's review. Quite well-written, very well-organized, persuasive, and -- unlike the original review -- devoid of pretentious claptrap.

When I watched the movie 'The Last Supper', I was pretty sure it was criticizing lefties who were secure in their knowledge that they were right.

After all, they were the ones killing people.


But they're entitled to do that, because they occupy the moral high ground.

Just read Prairie Fire.

Jay said...

Another Madison thing:

In light of Judge Roger Vinson’s ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional, Wisconsin’s attorney general, J. B. Van Hollen, has declared the Badger State free of any obligations imposed by the law. “Judge Vinson declared the health care law void and stated in his decision that a declaratory judgment is the functional equivalent of an injunction,” Hollen says in a statement. “This means that, for Wisconsin, the federal health care law is dead — unless and until it is revived by an appellate court.”

k*thy said...

Once we shoveled our own driveway, it was pretty easy getting into work, this morning...especially being no one else was out there.

rdkraus said...

NJ

Sleet, ice, rain, later freezing temps. All on top of ??? feet of snow.

Oh God, please send back the old Global Warming with the hotter weather. Please.

shoutingthomas said...

Soaked my socks in ice puddles this morning in Manhattan... only to discover that everybody else has decided to work from home.

Slackers!

Anyway, one of the most annoying features of these lefty hacks is there constant braying that Beck and Limbaugh don't really believe what they say. They're only in it for the money.

That dumb Bob Wright kept blurting that one out.

So, the real theme of The Last Supper is:

(1) graduate students in the liberal arts don't want to leave school and get a job;

(2) people who succeed in the real world are sell outs who should be killed;

(3) the Fed should keep ponying up student loans so that the graduate students can wear their halos and bitch about how awful is this world.

How childish can you get?

murgatroyd666 said...

Odd that there still don't seem to be any comments attached to Larry K's review.