May 6, 2011

Here at the University of Wisconsin, the boys wear shorts and the men read while walking.

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That's the UW Law School on the left.

Enlarge to read the title of the book that's being read.

60 comments:

Fred4Pres said...

Aren't there still glaciers and snow drifts in Madison till, around July or so?

Fred4Pres said...

New report from White House is OBL was wearing shorts. So that was the justification for the SEAL team action.

Toshtu said...

Preparing himself for a future in Obama's America?

El Presidente said...

He is just reading it to attract hot commie chicks.

Sixty Grit said...
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LordSomber said...

Groan.

Living in a college town, I can heartily attest that one can see students reaffirming the worst stereotypes on a daily basis.

Freeman Hunt said...

Enlarge to read the title of the book that's being read.

How disappointing!

Freeman Hunt said...

I walk around the park while my Kindle reads the WSJ to me in a female robot voice.

Scott M said...

That's the UW Law School on the left.

Big surprise...

(lol, had to happen, admit it)

David said...

"The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought."

Major irrelevance.

How about considering the ethical consequences of Marxist actions?

Scott M said...
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Freeman Hunt said...

Maybe he's not a Marxist. Just interested in Marxist ethics.

t-man said...

Well, you can't judge a book by its cover.

MadisonMan said...

We only know the cover. Not what he's actually reading.

The magnolia behind zoology is beautiful today.

Shawn L. said...

When you said "on the left" I didn't realize how far left until I read the book title.

fivewheels said...

He's not reading the book, he's holding it high and pointing it toward the gullible hippie chicks he wants to see him "reading" it.

If it's just game, I respect it.

Sixty Grit said...
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madAsHell said...

posing = reading while walking

traditionalguy said...

In Wisconsin, Affirmative Action Admission policy must mean more white boys are admitted to equal out the number of white girls.

Scott M said...

Affirmative Action Admission policy must mean more white boys are admitted to equal out the number of white girls.

I thought that was a Titties IX requirement.

MamaM said...

Accoutrement

Equipment, trappings; specifically: a soldier's outfit usually not including clothes and weapons

Freeman Hunt said...

Reading and walking is great until the day you trip spectacularly.

He needs a Kindle.

Coketown said...

♪♫ I got a-one hand in my pocket
And the other one is gettin' me some lib-cred ♪♫

Really. Swaggering about with one hand in your pocket? Who is he, Teddy Roosevelt? Where's his monocle and pocketwatch? He makes me look hip.

Triangle Man said...

I was going to say that we could not possibly know what he thinks about what he is reading. Maybe he's thinking "My God, I can't believe this drivel. I can't wait to get home and post a scornful comment about Marx on Althouse". Then I noticed he is wearing a french sailor shirt.

dbp said...

I would rather be thought of as a "boy" for wearing shorts, than a moron for reading Cornel West or a Monster for thinking Marxism has any value.

Michael said...

Traditional Guy's observation regarding the white bread racial characteristics of the students and residents of Madison Wisconsin bears repeating. I know you have racers galore, led by Garage, but have you made it so racist-free a community by having no black people? I live as a minority in my area and so am quite used to being surrounded by black people and never get accused of racist thoughts or actions by actual black people whilst the good citizens of lily white Madison seem ever ready to hurl the racist arrow at the slightest provocation.

BJM said...

@El Presidente

He is just reading it to attract hot commie chicks.

Man, that's a bigger oxymoron than the book title.

Doug Wright said...

@El Presidente: But all of "them" have hairy armpits and never shave their legs!

OTOH: That walking reader is probably a true believer and wouldn't mind hairy armpits!

MarkG said...

There is something odd about the page he's on. It doesn't look right. He might have a little mirror in there. The book's cover is just to impress the ladies.

edutcher said...

Oh, where's Cook?

That would make his day.

Actually the ethical dimensions of Marxist thought (assuming Marxists actually have thoughts) is about the width of one of the hairs on Sherlock's ear.

PS If it's warm enough for shorts up there, it should be so here for Mommy's Day.

Thank you, Madame.

Irene said...

Those shorts are edging close to being men's capris.

edutcher said...

Irene said...

Those shorts are edging close to being men's capris.

Places like Cabela's sell pants where the lower leg zips off. They look like that.

Ghastly, aren't they?

(something like that could convert me to Ann's side of the issue)

Big Mike said...

The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought???

I would have expected that to be a single sheet of paper, blank on both sides.

William said...

The common opinion here is that he is a poseur and that he is reading this book to impress chicks. I claim no insight into the female psyche, but, my goodness, I can't imagine that's a winning strategy. I think a true Marxist would be offended by such unethical behavior.

Karl said...

Agree - poseur.
Also the breton shirt. Nice touch.
Can't place the glasses, but they are def not proletarian.
Crappy shoes though.

And what kind of f-tard reads while walking?

Palladian said...

The guy with the book looks like an early 70s Duane Hanson sculpture of a typical college student.

David said...

The kid's gonna sue.

MamaM said...

I don't think he's reading to impress anyone other than himself.

Dan from Madison said...

David at 3.28 won the internets for today.

ALH said...

I know I shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but that guy just looks like the kind of self-absorbed asshole that I would hate.

Chip S. said...

If anyone knows that guy, there's a perfect follow-up book to recommend to him.

PETER V. BELLA said...

Real men read.

Jose_K said...

as the jesuists say: to combat the devil , you must know him. If you dont read marx or about marx how do you combat him?

Chip S. said...

Do you also think that biology students need to read Lysenko?

Freeman Hunt said...

Are there many girls attracted to guys smitten with Marxism?

I was extremely liberal in college, though not a hippie, but I didn't date anyone who was anywhere near as liberal as I was. (That I can remember, anyway.)

It was a very liberal college, but I'm having a hard time remembering any guys who were into Marxism. They must have been there. Maybe they were invisible (to women.)

Freeman Hunt said...

I remember the hippies being into drum circles and pot but not politics.

pbAndj said...

How did Althouse get this pic?

I see four possibilities.

-It was staged. [Very, very unlikely.]

-Althouse happened to be taking a picture as this guy was approaching. After the picture was taken she passed the guy, and then she saw the title. So, the blog alert went off.

-Althouse has amazing eyesight (or walks around w/ binoculars mounted to her head), so she saw this guy's book as he approach. Hence she readied her camera.

-Althouse was walking around when she happened to walk by a guy reading a book. As he passed her, she noticed the title of his book. When her red meat alert went off, she turned around and sprinted to get in front of the perp. After that it was 'point and shoot.'

Chip S. said...

Those are good questions, but wouldn't a photo taken at random on the UW campus yield something similar?

Freeman Hunt said...

If anyone knows that guy, there's a perfect follow-up book to recommend to him.

Chip S.,

Do you know where one can get a copy of that book?

I searched online and tried looking up the publisher, but no dice.

Kensington said...

I never walk and read unless I'm am completely enthralled by a book.

This guy might be completely enthralled by Marxism.

Chip S. said...

Freeman, I think it's a monograph printed up and distributed by a private individual. The contact information at the link I posted is still up-to-date, AFAIK.

The Crack Emcee said...

My first thought:

Fags.

My second thought:

I could never live in Madison.

My third thought:

I wouldn't want to - too faggy.

Palladian said...

"My first thought:

Fags.

My second thought:

I could never live in Madison.

My third thought:

I wouldn't want to - too faggy."

We fags don't want a bunch of niggers fucking up our neighborhoods, so it's all good if you stay away.

Palladian said...

See? I can be an offensive, vulgar bigot under the cover of being a provocative, plain-spoken truth-teller, just like CrackMC!

Don't Tread 2012 said...

I'm with Sixty Grit and ALH.

A book about the 'ethical dimensions of marxist thought' would not be so thick - really. Unless, the author felt the necessity to oversell - which almost always indicates a lack of real substance.

Overcompensation. When the real message doesn't ring true without puffery.

Marshall said...

what do you think these students read since the professors are commies and libtards and are preaching this shit

AprilApple said...

Our nation will wither and die thanks to the left's eternal devotion to Marxism. Epic fail.

What shall we call this spoiled, entitled, tribalist generation?

Mitch said...

A book? A paragraph would have sufficed.

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