July 28, 2011

At the Copse Café...



... lean back and let your hair down.

28 comments:

Sixty Grit said...
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Carol_Herman said...

Wow. Are these trees from Oslo? Do they shed money?

MarkG said...

Important Wisconsin news: Remember back in the 70s when you'd hear rumors about wolves moving into Wisconsin? Now there are
cougars coming into the state.

ricpic said...

I'm only a camera --
You point me at the blazing outside light
From the dark inside and expect...
No. No. I won't do it!
I've made my decision.
I'm not a human eye.
You can't have both.
I can't "think" that inside/outside trick.
So I'm giving you a dingy inside.
So there.
Who does she think she is, anyway?!

Firehand said...

Hmmm... change one letter in the title, add some zombies or body parts and they're all ready for Halloween!

chickenlittle said...

Peter will tell us if copse crops.

Big Mike said...

@MarkG, there have been cougars in Madison for many years.

Oh! You meant the four-legged kind.

Silly me.

edutcher said...

Hmmm...

Now I know where the NHS is going to store the bodies since they've started rationing surgery.

MarkG said...

Important Wisconsin news: Remember back in the 70s when you'd hear rumors about wolves moving into Wisconsin? Now there are
cougars coming into the state.


Blonde, brunette, or redhead?

Chase said...

And Jay Carney continues bolstering his title of

WORST.WHITE.HOUSE.PRESS.SECRETARY.EVER.



He was arrogant and condescending before he became the representative to the world of the President of the United States. But he is - in the office he holds - now a name-caller and condescending bastard.

Jay Carney is an embarrassment before the world.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

What should be is a TV channel, amongst the hundreds now on satelite or cable, focusing on Buckley.

Within one year of today, July 28, 2011, I need but all copyrighted output of and about Buckley, specifically video, to advance conservatism as best can be. You need no more than I.

Who, but who, could temporarily prevent us, with the law, from advancing conservatism with a spirit worthy of such, um, ahhhhhh... comments??? as are below, from people you know?

"George Will provided this genealogy in 1980 shortly after Ronald Reagan's landslide presidential victory: "And before there was Ronald Reagan, there was Barry Goldwater, and before there was Barry Goldwater, there was National Review, and before there was National Review, there was Bill Buckley with a spark in his mind, and the spark in 1980 became a conflagration." Lee Edwards

"When I am asked how important Bill Buckley was to the conservative movement, I can think of only one reply: Would there be the earth without the sun?" Lee Edwards


Lee Edwards is distinguished fellow in conservative thought at The Heritage Foundation and chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.


First appeared in Human Events



http://www.heritage.org/Multimedia/Video/2008/03/Vice-President-Cheney-Remembers-William-F--Buckley-Jr

Doug Wright said...

The horrors, the anguish, the morality of it all. The shame, beneath the shredding copse-trees.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"Bill Buckley was always an eloquent and cheerful combatant in the battle of ideas, and he was never more eloquent or effective than when he defended American ideals, in the decisive years of the cold war."

"There was, Bill Buckley said, a single conclusive factor that protected America from Soviet aggression in the 1980's. That factor was the character of Ronald Reagan." Dick Cheney

Carol_Herman said...

Nope. I'm not willing to blame Jay Carney. Though CARNEY is what the bullshit is all about.

I think whatever is ahead, it has already been decided as the course of action.

Boehner? Just go look at his voting record!

The "guy from TARP" ... The guy who rode the expanding bubble successfully.

THE CON ARTIST THAT FOOLED YA!

You want "cut" from this crowd?

"Cut" is what the director says when he's finished shooting the scene.

Why were the stakes set so low for this battle?

WAKE UP. WAKE UP. IT'S BEEN A CHARADE!

Luther said...

That is an extremely bleak setting. Is it really a 'café'. I first read it as 'corpse café'. Not so sure I was far off. But then, 'modern' seems to displace any sense of 'human' in many ways.

pm317 said...

Something about calling this the copse cafe bothers me. Sure, I had to look up copse and it seems appropriate but there is also a reclining human in the picture who it is safe to assume is alive and well.

Obama would have thought the TOTUS was wrong and would have read it as 'corpse.'

AlphaLiberal said...

Hey, look at that. Meade's video gets the balloon/self stabber in the act of being a total jerk.

Well done, Meade. Damn near journalism.

Chip Ahoy said...

I can't "think" that inside/outside trick.
So I'm giving you a dingy inside.
So there.
Who does she think she is, anyway?!


She thinks she's the owner and operator of a Panasonic DMC-ZS7, and a Nikon D50 with a panoply of kick-ass lenses, both cameras with high dynamic range capability. In the case of Nikon, three photos of the same shot are produced with varying apertures and then blended. In the case of the Panasonic, it actually does do the eye trick by adjusting aperture for the inside shot without blowing out the high-lighted areas on the camera's sensors.

This photo is by the Panasonic. The user manual lists an impressive selection of scene modes.

* portrait (improves skin tone of subjects for a healthier appearance in bright daylight conditions)
*soft skin (smoothes skin colors in bright outdoor daylight conditions chest upwards)
*transform (changes te appearance of the subject by stretching the length or width
self portrait
*scenery (clear pictures of wide distant subjects)
*panorama assist (with supplied software join multiple pictures into a single panorama picture)
*sports (pictures of scenes with fast movement )
*night portrait (people and nightscapes with close to actual brightness
*night scenery (takes clear pictures of night scenes
*food (takes natural-looking pictures of food)
*party (brighten subjects and background in pictues of indoor events like weddings)
*candle light
*baby (weak false to bring out skin colors)
*pet (records pet's age and and name when taking pictures
*sunset
*high sense (prevents blurring of subject in dark indoor conditions)
*high-speed burst (rapid movement or decisive moment)
flash brush (enables continuous recording in dim locations)
*starry sky (takes clear pictures of starry skies or dark subjects)
*fireworks
*beach (brings out clear blues of the sky and the sea without darkening subjects
*snow (brings out th unnatural color of snow in ski slope and mountain scenes)
*aerial photo (from aircraft window)
*pin hole (darkens te area around the scene for a retro effect)
*film grain (black and white retro)
*high dynamic (reduces over and underexposure when recording into the the light and in night scenes)
*photo frame
*underwater

The Crack Emcee said...

You exist in a world of bullshit chairs,...

Chip S. said...

I see the copse, but I don't see the donuts.

Nora said...

What a boring looking place. If not for windows view this would be a dump.

edutcher said...

pm317 said...

Something about calling this the copse cafe bothers me. Sure, I had to look up copse and it seems appropriate but there is also a reclining human in the picture who it is safe to assume is alive and well.

Obama would have thought the TOTUS was wrong and would have read it as 'corpse.'


He wouldn't, only because there'd be no insult to the military that way.

He's not only a miserable little punk, he's a gutless one, too.

Michael said...

Another horrible, derivitive, Wisconsin "space.". Not hip. Not cool. Very uncomfortable. Do people go there and think about architecure and the utter bleakness of their lives or do they pretend they are actors in a Bergman film?

Fred4Pres said...

As Admiral Akbar says: It's a trap.

Fred4Pres said...

I raised the cross country connecticut cougar (via wisconsin) the other day but Althouse was not biting. But you know about those cougars, they are very territorial!

Sixty Grit said...
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Hagar said...

Are all the eateries in Madison that cold and uninviting?

Aridog said...

Chip Ahoy ... true dat. Or ... you can just use Kodak Digital Sho Pro plug-in to open up the range.

Do all of Madison's places now have the decor of the average federal building cafeteria. How depressing. I don't recall it that way back in the 60's ... my memory may be failing me, eh?

CE is right ... the chairs are pure crap.

roesch-voltaire said...

A nice morning for surfing while reading the papers and drinking coffee on chairs that won't let me sit too long. Of interest so far, besides Althouse, is the conservative FrumForum where he "Fisks" the WJS editorial on the debt-ceiling crisis, and then gives a positive view of Huntsman.Now on to check the market to see how much my gambling is costing today.