April 14, 2011

"A surprisingly large number of readers email variations on 'Nobody tell Ann Althouse!'"

LOL.

34 comments:

Patrick said...

I was gonna do that, but never got around to it.

edutcher said...

You're notorious, Dear Lady.

Almost Ali said...

Tag: Alt-Trump.

traditionalguy said...

Let me get this straight, you have quite innocently succeeded in depressing the market for new men's shorts to the extent that Insty is being warned to only run them on a black market portal at Amazon. You may hear from the Chamber of Commerce. And let's hope Donald Trump doesn't sell a snob appeal line of men's shorts.

Kurt said...

Even though all the guys in the linked pictures at Amazon appear to be in great shape with good legs, I must admit that some of the shorts they are wearing look rather ridiculous. Perhaps this blog is getting to me more than I thought!

Seven Machos said...

Don't worry, Trad. German tourists will always be with us.

bagoh20 said...

I stopped wearing shorts before I ever heard of Althouse, because my legs are pretty bad. But, because of her I have started again. Since restarting, I've received countless whistles, 2 marriage proposals, and an invite to a chicken dinner and a viewing of "My Dinner with Andre". I'm holding out for a cruise - Bermuda, of course.

Lem said...

Its a short protest.

madAsHell said...

ya know....most people like you. They don't want to see you upset.

I treat all my women (mother, wife, sister, daughter) the same way.

Alan said...

Does that ad for shorts beat Ann's Tiger Beat stash?

edutcher said...

bagoh20 said...

I stopped wearing shorts before I ever heard of Althouse, because my legs are pretty bad. But, because of her I have started again. Since restarting, I've received countless whistles, 2 marriage proposals, and an invite to a chicken dinner and a viewing of "My Dinner with Andre".

"My Dinner with Andre"? Might the inviter have been 5 1/2 feet tall, blonde, and attractive?

(Ann, do you think you need to go to Confession?)

Pogo said...

Just watch when Amazon runs its spring sale on squirrels.

rhhardin said...

These are the shorts to get.

Extremely durable and cool.

Watch the price for the occasional $12.99 sale and buy a bunch.

EDH said...

Althouse should have thought of this promotion first for her Amazon portal.

"Two for one: Buy a pair of men's shorts, piss me off."

TWM said...

"These are the shorts to get.

Extremely durable and cool.

Watch the price for the occasional $12.99 sale and buy a bunch."

I have two pair of these that I wear around our pool when I don't plan on swimming. They are also very comfortable to work in around the house since you don't have to hike them up to kneel. (today's shorts are almost culottes)

You really need the legs to wear them though. Fortunately my wife says I was blessed that way.

Pogo said...

Fortunately, us possums don't need no shorts.

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Surfed said...

That kind of anti-shorts attitude may play well for inlanders but for us ocean coastal folks it's a no go. And to think, that the one of the most historical and influential surfers, Tom Blake, the man who virtually invented the modern beach lifestyle back in the 1930's (and the wearing of shorts for most occasions)was born and buried in Wisconsin. Go figure.

Joaquin said...

Surfed - And golfer below the Mason Dixon line.

Johanna Lapp said...

I dropped the dime in a private email to Althouse between Reynolds' original post and the Update. If this comes to bloodshed, I stand with Ann.

bagoh20 said...

""My Dinner with Andre"? Might the inviter have been 5 1/2 feet tall, blonde, and attractive?"

Don't know. I never even turned my head to acknowledge her. When you are rocking the shorts, you have to be very careful. Even a quick glance can bring on a riot of groupies who want to be seen with "that guy" - the one Miss Havisham can not use, the one who breaks the hearts, the one who lives bold and free, the man in shorts.

E.M. Davis said...

and a viewing of "My Dinner with Andre"

Liar. Nobody really wants to watch that movie.

E.M. Davis said...

That kind of anti-shorts attitude may play well for inlanders but for us ocean coastal folks it's a no go. And to think, that the one of the most historical and influential surfers, Tom Blake, the man who virtually invented the modern beach lifestyle back in the 1930's (and the wearing of shorts for most occasions)was born and buried in Wisconsin. Go figure.

There's a beach (and sports) exemption to the no-shorts rule.

You're cool.

E.M. Davis said...

I also have to add, Althouse is the first thing that came to mind when I saw the Instapundit link.

bagoh20 said...

When I wear shorts, I get this creepy feeling that Althouse is out there...watching, taking photos and video that her and Meade take home to watch, laughing and ridiculing me as they both secretly lust, but cannot admit it to each other. That's what I think. It's like that thing where they say homophobes are secretly gay and overcompensating. Get in line haters, I know what you really think.

Johanna Lapp said...

Davis: Of course, nobody really wants to see My Dinner With Andre.

It's a blatant pretext, like coming in for coffee, or going to see her etchings.

The stupider the invitation, the more obvious that it's a euphemism for thew hot-cha-cha.

Paddy O said...

Also exercise in Althouse values clarification.

Men wearing shorts is bad. To facilitate or encourage purchase of shorts would thus be bad.

Amusing Althouse is good. Highlighting Althouse's own value system in an amusing way by indirect interaction through major blogger is very good.

Thus, Althouse will link to post which facilitates and encourages the purchase of men's shorts, because her amusement trumps her fashion principles.

edutcher said...

bagoh20 said...

"My Dinner with Andre"? Might the inviter have been 5 1/2 feet tall, blonde, and attractive?"

Don't know. I never even turned my head to acknowledge her. When you are rocking the shorts, you have to be very careful. Even a quick glance can bring on a riot of groupies who want to be seen with "that guy" - the one Miss Havisham can not use, the one who breaks the hearts, the one who lives bold and free, the man in shorts.


I know, life is tough for those of us who look good in shorts.

Surfed said...

Derigueur winter wear in North Florida is shorts and a parka/jacket if only for those cold, cold mornings when the temps hover around freezing for an hour or two.

E.M. Davis said...

like coming in for coffee

It's too late for me to drink coffee.

Methadras said...

I'm back in San Diego. I'm wearing them now.

flenser said...

Can they still be called "shorts" when they go down past your knees? I agree with Althouse, those "shorts" look stupid on anyone.

Nothing wrong with proper shorts though.

Jason (the commenter) said...

I bought two pair. Thanks Instapundit!