May 2, 2011

At the Checkered Fritillary Café...

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... we'll let you start with a clean slate.

57 comments:

edutcher said...

Is that a real flower?

I mean, checkered like that?

Absolutely beautiful. Whoever took it, thank you for something so delightful.

Ann Althouse said...

Yes, it's real. If you look closely, the "checks" are more like spots, but the illusion is freaky.

Irene said...

It looks like a tablecloth at an Italian-American eatery!

Chip S. said...

That flower looks world-weary. Like a barmaid with a checkered, if not quite fritillary, past.

True fritillarianism remains the preserve of the idle rich.

Phil 3:14 said...

Red flower with large white spots

Put it in my garden and I could kill it insider 48 hours

Phil 3:14 said...

I could kill it inside of 48 hours

Chip S. said...

Phil, Your first post was clear enough to anyone familiar with hard Boston accents.

peter hoh said...

Here's one of my flowers from four years ago.

Problem is, I forget the name. It was an annual. I have one idea, but I'm not really sure that I'm right. I can't seem to find a good match when I'm searching online.

Any plant detectives want to show off their knowledge?

JAL said...

Freakin' fakin' flower.

Who makes a flower look like a gingham dress?

traditionalguy said...

I heard that angry jihadists are buying up all the Roundup from garden supply stores. They plan a mass Flowercide in honor some dead guy. Beware of crazy Pakistanis carrying garden sprayers.

MayBee said...

Peter Hoh- that's not delphinium?

Fen said...

Like the "name that tune" gameshow:

Put it in my garden and I could kill it inside 48 hours

I can do it in 36. And not deliberately. That would be cheating.

Fred4Pres said...

Wow. Great photo.

Lem said...

I watched a good thriller the other day called Coffin Rock (2009).

Dave said...

Glory be to God for dappled things...

Beautiful pic,Peter.

Titus said...

It looks like a droopy limp cock.

tits.

peter hoh said...

MayBee, I've kicked that possibility around, but I'm pretty sure that these were annuals, and delphiniums are (supposedly) perennials. I never had much luck with the few delphiniums I planted. Two years, and that was it.

Delphinium exaltatum seems like a match, but on my plant, the flower seems to be joined to the stem. Every delphinium photo I look at shows a little stem-type part that holds the flower away from the main stem.

peter hoh said...

Dave, I've got a soft spot for GMH.

Titus said...

I am a fag and I will have you know that I do not know what a single flower is called.

I coud not tell a daffodil from a morning glory.

And FUck Off...I just wanted to say that because I see it here frequently.

And Suck My Balls Teabagger.

And you fucking libtard.

thank you and good night.

Chip Ahoy said...

That's awesome.

Chip S. said...

Titus, You got me thinking about the various prepositional combinations of "fuck."

Fuck off: the go-to riposte on this board

Fuck up: don't do that, and for sure don't be one

Fuck over: that ain't right

Fuck around: hell, yeah

Fuckin: the all-purpose adjective

Fuck out, under, about: linguistic slack!!

LoafingOaf said...

Post the pretty pictures of flowers. Althouse, you were in the tank for right-wing propaganda blogs. Those blogs seem rather less than happy that Obama got Bin Laden. What kind of people are they? Why are they so obviously not happy that we got Bin Laden?

Althouse won't look too closely because she makes money off them by spreading their propaganda.

LoafingOaf said...

I recall when I first started getting trolled off this blog. It was over Obama's comments that we should focus on Bin Laden and be tough on Pakistan (who were quite obviously hiding Bin Laden).

I'm glad we now have a President who can keep his eye on the ball. I find it odd that all the right-wing blogs that Althouse is 100% in the tank for are less than happy that we got our man.

David said...

What right-wing blogs are unhappy Obama got Bin Laden? Everyone is totally happy Obama got Bin Laden. If anyone at a right-wing blog is unhappy at all is it because Obama didn't acknowledge that he got Bin Laden using the reviled Bush's reviled techniques, and that the left is lauding as heroes the same people they used to deride as Cheney's personal assassination squad.

JAL said...

I find it odd that all the right-wing blogs that Althouse is 100% in the tank for are less than happy that we got our man.

Gawd.

Even Rush Limbaugh is glad we got the man.

You just wake up from a nap? Been reading this here blog much?

Chip S. said...

I'm glad we now have a President who can keep his eye on the ball.

Now if he could only learn to keep his head down and his leading arm straight, he could get his handicap down close to single digits. Then he'd really be awesome.

LoafingOaf said...

Althouse is just so smart! She's gonna use her lawyer skills to defend racist birthers!

Meanwhile Obama kept his eye on the ball and fulfilled his promise to bring justice to Bin Laden.

Go fuck off, and tell InstaPundit to fuck off too.

Chip S. said...

I recall when I first started getting trolled off this blog. ...

Go fuck off, and tell InstaPundit to fuck off too.


Autotrolling.

MamaM said...

What's black and white and red all over?

Drudge.

From Sunday's strawberry
To today's splash of red
The result of a double tap.

Tonight I'm red weary.
Tired of the sniping
I needed a clean slate
Something fresh.

The Checkered Fritillary suits nicely, reminding me of lampshade or better yet, a Royal Wedding Hat.

@ Chip...don't forget the all-encompassing Cluster!

LoafingOaf said...
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Chip S. said...

Oh, MamaM, if we start getting into noun-fuck compounds we could be here all night.

LoafingOaf said...

Rush limbaugh, the hardcore drug addict who committed multiple felonies that have landed many a black man in prison, was nothing but an asshole when we got Bin Laden.

It's obscene to see so many folks go to prison for less than Rush did. Why does he get off when other people's lives are wrecked by the War On Drugs? Althouse won't blog about it. Even as grads from her law school prosecute people and send them off to prison for doing less than her hero Rush did.

And just what was Rush doing going to South America with a suitcase filled with Viagra?

LoafingOaf said...

Rush limbaugh, the hardcore drug addict who committed multiple felonies that have landed many a black man in prison, was nothing but an asshole when we got Bin Laden.

It's obscene to see so many folks go to prison for less than Rush did. Why does he get off when other people's lives are wrecked by the War On Drugs? Althouse won't blog about it. Even as grads from her law school prosecute people and send them off to prison for doing less than her hero Rush did.

And just what was Rush doing going to South America with a suitcase filled with Viagra?

Chip S. said...

And just what was Rush doing going to South America with a suitcase filled with Viagra?

My first and only guess would have something to do with Carnival.

peter hoh said...

Argh. On closer inspection, I see that the flowers on my plant are not joined directly to the main stem.

Maybe it is a delphinium.

MamaM said...

True, Chip S...maybe it's best to play through that hole!

Palladian said...

Looks like LoafingOaf has spelunked his way out of Sarah Palin's pussy and graced us with some of his little droppings. Extra points for prefacing his turd squat with a completely disingenuous "compliment" about pretty flowers.

Palladian said...

"Beautiful flower picture, you fucking right-wing racist!"

Revenant said...

Rush limbaugh, the hardcore drug addict who committed multiple felonies that have landed many a black man in prison

That particular whine would carry a lot more weight if our current President wasn't a hardcore drug addict who committed multiple felonies without landing in prison -- despite being a black man.

Just sayin'.

edutcher said...

LoafingOaf said...

I recall when I first started getting trolled off this blog. It was over Obama's comments that we should focus on Bin Laden and be tough on Pakistan (who were quite obviously hiding Bin Laden).

By trolled off, he must mean successfully rebutted.

As for being tough on the Paks, explain why Little Zero doubled foreign aid to Pakistan in the last 2 years.

Pogo said...

Consider the checkered lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Loafing Oaf in all his trolling clothed himself like one of these.

Lem said...

I want to thank P & P for not allowing me to get my hands dirty..

What would we do w/o you guys.

Lem said...

And Rev and edutcher too.

Paul Brinkley said...

You know you're venerable when posters wax nostalgic about how they got trolled off your blog.

Paul Brinkley said...

OT (in a manner of speaking)... There's a meme going around our neck of FB:

the problem with quotes on the internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity."
— abraham lincoln

Paul Brinkley said...

My contribution:

‎"cave ab aere dicta spiritus, dura fontem verificare" - Thales of Miletus

(apologies if the Latin sucks - it came in a can)

Paco Wové said...

Apropos of nothing in particular, Canada's Liberal Party went down in flames last night.

Paco Wové said...

"Meanwhile Obama kept his eye on the ball and fulfilled his promise to bring justice to Bin Laden."

Yes, Obama went mano a mano with Bin Laden and personally tore his head clean off, with his bare hands!!!

L.Oaf -- can you not see what a nasty little troll you've become? And all because of Sarah Palin. Sad. <Hangs head; sighs>

Pogo said...
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Pogo said...

Now that Obama has gotten a taste of Chuck Norris Death Wish Bruce Lee Harry Callahan, can he stop?

Or is it like having just one potato chip?

In contrast, Hillary's The horror! look suggests she's not into physical retribution. At least if she has to watch.

Almost Ali said...

Okay, party's over.

Time to start beating up on Obama again.

Pogo said...

Beware the come-hither look of the fritillary; her checkered past is laden with suitors discarded like so many honeybees.

Chip Ahoy said...

I still can't get over this flower. I was tempted to write, "No Photoshopped flowers, please." It looks to me like half of one of those woven Chinese finger traps.

Trooper York said...

Wow, we haven't seen the Loafing Oaf in a long time. I don't think he had internet service when he moved next door to Sarah Palin.

Welcome back buddy.

Trooper York said...

Hey did you hear that Osama Bin Laden will be on next seasons Celebrity Apprentice?

AST said...

Just because we're used to seeing these things, it doesn't make them any less miraculous. I've never thought of God as being supernatural except in the sense that he created what we call nature.

Big Mike said...

@Chip, fritillaria are quite real, and this is an unusually lovely specimen. I haven't seen a fritillary in years, which is unfortunate. I tried to grow some at my old house, but without any luck. After three or four years I gave up.