May 19, 2011

At the Long Branch Café...

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... you need to prop up your sagging arguments.

33 comments:

chickenlittle said...

Lift and separate!

Pastafarian said...

I believe that the Long Branch was a saloon before it became a cafe'.

Trooper York said...

Yeah and Miss Kitty had a sagging situation there the last couple of years.

chickenlittle said...

Please everyone: check your guns at the door.

Pastafarian said...

Hey, I think that's Festus's hat.

rhhardin said...

I spotted a rabbit on the lawn this morning before my Doberman did, in just enough time to put the camera in video mode.

She goes into flank speed but stops at the property line as the rabbit enters Pakistan.

t-man said...

What is on the sign on the tree's trunk?

Paddy O said...

Tubingen, Germany is a very beautiful city and a place I wouldn't mind living. That's what I learned this week.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Propping up? Sagging? Can't we leave the press out of this?

chickenlittle said...

@Paddy O: Freiburg is similar...

Ann Althouse said...

"What is on the sign on the tree's trunk?"

It's the info on the kind of tree it is. Some crabapple.

rhhardin said...

I bought a 13-string lute in Tubingen, from Ernst Stieber, violin maker, long ago.

Trooper York said...

"It's the info on the kind of tree it is. Some crabapple"

Oh is that the famous Wisconsin Kloppenberg we have heard so much about?

chickenlittle said...

wv = "abcrapple" That's one you really have to grunt and push to get through.

Where's Lem BTW?

rhhardin said...

Why is Family Radio (audio stream) asking for love offerings by mail?

There isn't time to cash the checks, unless they survive the rapture Saturday, in which case they're not among the elect anyway.

Chip Ahoy said...

Maybe I had better branch out my blooming arguments or just leave.

chickenlittle said...

How come we're not hearing Blondie's Rapture more frequently?
__________
wv = "retent" Retent all ye sinners, for the end of the game is pitched.

Phil 3:14 said...

An excellent and brief critique of the Obama administration thus far

(and the near obligatory commentary about the show so far)

nevadabob said...

How come Miss Kitty here at the Long Branch Saloon hasn't posted anything about the French IMF rapist? The Socialist with the $3000.00 hotel room who wants to flee back to pay $1 million bond so he can flee back to France to be with his buddy kiddie-rapist Roman Polanski?

Seems like a hot topic and strange that she hasn't posted anything on this.

Coketown said...

Speaking on non-sequiturs, I saw an 1870 picture of Gustave Caillebotte on his wikipedia page. That guy was HOT. Ever get the feeling you were born in the wrong century? *sigh*

Lem said...

Where's Lem BTW?

I'm busy transferring my vinyls to mptrees

(purposely misspelled professor)

Why you ask?

Lem said...

There isn't time to cash the checks, unless they survive the rapture Saturday,

My brother is flying up from FL with his kids to be at Fenway Park Saturday.. he might not know the difference.

rocketeer67 said...

Yes, Pastafarian's right: and this is what we've come to, America. The rough-and-tumble frontier whiskey and poker joint formerly known as the Long Branch Saloon is now known as the Long Branch Cafe.

Please check your testicles in with the sheriff. You can pick them up on your way out of town.

chickenlittle said...

Long Branch Saloon is now known as the Long Branch Cafe.

At least it's not a bistro or a trattoria-yet.

Lem- I wanted you to check out my Titus imitation. You were all into that the other night.

Christy said...

Anyone else catch NCIS this week? The character Tony DiNozzo called an uncooperative CIA guy a "tea bag." I suppose if they can use it in family hour on a scripted show the term doesn't mean what I thought it meant.

edutcher said...

Did Quint put his smithy under that spreading chestnut tree?

nevadabob said...

How come Miss Kitty here at the Long Branch Saloon hasn't posted anything about the French IMF rapist? The Socialist with the $3000.00 hotel room who wants to flee back to pay $1 million bond so he can flee back to France to be with his buddy kiddie-rapist Roman Polanski?

You missed the weekend.

chickenlittle said...

While the Long Branch Bistro/Trattoria sounds castrating, I must admit that "The Long Branch Brasserie" at least sounds titilating.

Big Mike said...

I don't much like trees where branches have been allowed to grow in such a way that they need propping up. IMHO the right thing to do is prune them way before the branch needs support.

Meade, you're the horticulturalist. What's your opinion?

rhhardin said...

Harold Camping is doubling down on the Saturday rapture.

It doesn't sound like it's going to meet modern safety regulations.

Also it's bad news for pets.

Synova said...

I've seen yet another comparison of Arnold S. to that french dude and I really don't understand why.

When Althouse did it I sort of understood it was the timing and maybe that both women were the hired help. I suppose it was worth discussing. Except for the fact that no one is suggesting that Arnold wouldn't take no for an answer, no matter the moral issues of diddling the help.

I did get the giggles over the fact that Arnold "fathered a 10 year old child". That's a trick.

Could it be that the *offense* seems similar between the two because the one guy is a rapist and the other created a human individual?

I thought his "I'm sorry" speech was interesting, what I saw of it. I know why people are angry, and I deserve it. I don't know if he actually is sorry or if his wife is actually mad or if she's known for years, but it seemed like his speech lacked the "sorry I got caught vibe" unless I missed that part.

Another not-the-same point... Arnold isn't a fallen politician, he's a retired one, and this isn't going to hurt him returning to movies in the least.

chickenlittle said...

@Synova: One concern I raised back in that first Althouse post was whether Arnold's marital indiscretion was known to some of his detractors and was in fact used by them to get him to back down on his quest to reform California politics. Maybe you had to have lived through it here but there was a sense after the November 2005 election that he just up and caved to the PSU's and the Sacramento Democrats. Given the level of dirt-digging that went on during his subsequent re-election, I'm surprized this never came out earlier.

We'll probably never know who knew what when.

rhhardin said...

Rats. Camping says he's going to spend the time of the rapture with his family instead of on the air, so the interesting recording of an ongoing non-rapture will not be possible.

I heard the last one in 1994 on shortwave but did not record it; he said there must have been some mistake in his calculation and interpretation and vowed to go over it all again carefully; both humble and sure of his sources.

You can still phone in for your free May 21 2011 rapture bumper sticker.

MadisonMan said...

Why would anyone watch the American Idol final this year?

It's not like we don't know already exactly what kind of song the contestants will sing. Bleah.