February 1, 2011

At the Sweet Child Café...

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... you can be as sticky sweet and maudlin as you like.

41 comments:

edutcher said...

We can argue sticky sweet, but I don't think maudlin describes the picture.

Sentimental, maybe.

We went skiing in the museum, I see.

Pogo said...

That toddlers and tiaras thing goes way back.

traditionalguy said...

Where did you get a picture of my granddaughter? Strawberry red hair and green eyes taking in all of the love she sees and not a male trait in her.

ricpic said...

If you go to someone's home and they have this picture on one wall and an unframed Alice Neel on the opposite wall you know you're in for an interesting evening.

Florida said...

That's no baby ... that's medieval English midget pr0n.

Yeaaaah, baby!

dont tread 2012 said...

Is that a tiara?

Marica said...

I'm not crazy about the receding hairline on such a young thing.

rhhardin said...

The power is out in Central Ohio, I guess from ice, though the temp is just over 33 now.

I notice the main highway is out too, which means no gasoline for the generator after the current gas runs out.

Maybe it's time to ration gas again. One refrigerator cycle and out, rather than continuous squandering.

Lem said...

Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

rhhardin said...

Colorful (at the moment) outage map.

rhhardin said...

You can tell how much gas you have left by weighing the generator.

48 pounds is empty.

It burns about 0.8 pounds an hour.

As I recall it was at 51 pounds, and there's about a gallon in the refill can.

Quayle said...

Can't wait to see the Meadhouse garden when the bulbs come up.

Chip Ahoy said...

Speaking of little angels, would you like to see a simple angel hair pasta dish that you can make in four and a half minutes? Okay FINE! Six minutes.

Chip Ahoy said...

rhhardin, do you have gas in your car?

Lgbpop said...

The heck with Guns 'n' Roses; how about Art Lover by the Kinks?

Quaestor said...

The problem with that picture is the cropping. Just out of frame on the lower right there's a 23-foot reticulated python which has seized little Lula Belle by the foot and is about to engulf her bodily.

wv: imness - What Al Capone's nemesis said when asked his name

Paul Zrimsek said...

I predict that this picture will remind Pavlova of another reason why the United States is so scary.

Irene said...

I hope she, with her peachy cheeks and her stranded pearl bracelet, had a lovely, happy life.

Coketown said...

It looks like the missing Olsen triplet. Gaudy, overdressed, and that hair. Who does she think she's fooling? I can tell a comb-over when I see one.

C-

murgatroyd666 said...

I think that's a dwarf suffering from vitamin and protein deficiencies. She may also have fetal alcohol syndrome, poor thing.

Trooper York said...

Jeeez. Enough with the Bob Wright photos.

JAL said...

@chip rhhardin, do you have gas in your car?

He doesn't have a car, chip.

He has a bike. (With a seat for his gorgeous dog.)

Well, maybe he has a car for when it rains. Good ideah.

Why run the refigerator when you can run the internet connection?

Throw the food outside the back door in the blizzard.

rh needs to read all insty's emergency preparedness stuff.

Ooops. Too late.

Trooper York said...

RH lives with a bunch of chickens so he doesn't need a fridge.

It's a Big Love kind of thing.

chuck b. said...

The filigree on the picture frame looks like carved chocolate.

Almost Ali said...

(Russian - 1850)

???

MamaM said...

You can tell how much gas you have left by weighing the generator.

I'll bite. How does one go about weighing a generator close enough to figure gas consumption?

Fort said...

WFB.

Nearer My God.

Have you heard what they said, gone back and double-checked your logic, and slayed the foe?

WFB did.

Oh yes. Oh yes he did. I read it. It was fabulous as well as elitist-tilted.

rhhardin said...

2:30am refrigerator and sump pump cycle. The refrigerator needs a lot more time than the sump pump.

You get a bathroom digital scale that reads fractions of a pound and put the generator on it when empty and when full, and divide by the run time, to get pounds of gas per hour and pounds of gas tank capacity.

If you remember where you wrote it, you can then figure out how much time is left later.

Fort said...

("The volume has slipped from regular use," Buckley writes, "and even from the memory of younger people, but it is not anachronized, though it takes on some questions that no longer vex the religiously curious.")

Chip Ahoy said...

The juxtaposition between the portrait of this girl against the ad featuring a portrait of Krauthammer is intolerably jarring. Therefore the two portraits are reconciled.

Fort said...

CORRECTION!

A man, a mere mortal (some say; some say a lot of shit though 'as it were'; civilly too, the evil bastards) was both a soldier/spy and author.

Shame on him.

Fort said...

Accused of trying to simultaneously be a populist with his “I would sooner be governed by the first 2000 names in the Boston phone book than by the faculty of Harvard” quote while also stating disapproval of the 20% of potential voters who didn’t know what the United Nations was, Buckley responded to the “populist” but “elitist” hypocrisy accusations against him as follows:

…among academics there is a syndrome, identifiable even if it isn’t easy to describe. I remember the straw poll taken in Princeton some years ago which revealed that the faculty was divided as among McGovern (George), Nixon (Richard), and Gregory (Dick) for president. My recollection may be slightly inexact, but the poll came out approximately 65 McGovern, 8 Nixon, and 8 Gregory.

This may be dismissed as academic humor, in which case the obvious commentary is that one would be uneasy being governed by such folk as are given to academic humor. But one readily sees that 20 percent anomalies subtracted from both bodies leave you safer with the telephone directory than with the faculty directory. Raw ignorance, provided it is blended with something less than that, is less dangerous than raw hubris, all but unadulterated.

Fort said...

Not least and more than you'll ever know:

William F. Buckley nonthreatening? Perhaps you missed Ann Coulter's column about WFB, the enfant terrible. Here's (should be a link to Ann's Human Events column or google "Ann Enfant Terrible") some evidence WFB was threatening establishent liberals from start to finish, and kicking ass the whole way like a born winner should.

What most of us miss about WFB was, as Rush put it on a cover blurb for "Happy Days Were Here Again":

Most compelling, as always, is the logic, the point-by-point, flawless construction of each case.

Prof. Reynolds, WFB was a winner. He fought his entire life to get his values expanded, succeeding wildly with the election of his friend Ronald Reagan.

Ignoring or not caring about WFB is akin to shunning history itself, for a conservative in America today. Why throw out the winning playbook? Why not instead link to a WFB book now and then, after having read it yourself, and be amazed at what a first rate intellectual conservative can produce after dedicating his life to doing precisely that?

Fort said...

My sincere apologies for not being, minimal as it were, competent enough to link the Great Ann Coulter obituary of WFB.

Again, I apologize I am not capable enough, as of now, of linking the Coulter column correctly.

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=25241

Fort said...

" In his defense, Ike never demanded that camps housing enemy detainees be closed down"

rhhardin said...

Mubarak has called out SEIU thugs to confront the anti-Mubarak protesters, evidently a tip from Obama.

dont tread 2012 said...

@rhhardin

"You get a bathroom digital scale that reads fractions of a pound and put the generator on it when empty and when full, and divide by the run time, to get pounds of gas per hour and pounds of gas tank capacity."

Clearly, putting a generator on a digital bathroom scale indicates at least 2 things - 1. you have too much time on your hands and 2. you officially are a geekster for placing a generator on a bathroom scale just so you can determine fuel usage.

In Buffalo we measure fuel usage in terms of time and beer, elapsed, in any order.

dont tread 2012 said...

@Chip

LOL at the 'reconciled' portrait, just spit out my coffee...

wv - kermetog

What Kermit wears

rhhardin said...

The power just came on, after 12 hours out. The indoor stockpiled temp dropped to 53, and I had just completed making some coffee with the basement low-wattage microwave that won't overload the generator if I unplug the refrigerator and the sump pump.

Why does nobody make a power prioritizing multi-outlet extension cord that would do that automatically, shedding everything from one plug outwards that exceeds 1500w, say.

Also a bicycle powered sump pump.

Fen said...

Sen Reid was confronted by a conservative in a pricey gourmet food store. Apparently Reid wet his pants.

Belkys said...

Ugly