August 2, 2011

At the Drowned Lollipop Café...

P1010782

... let's put an end to all our sorrows.

ADDED: Commenters think this message sounds suicidal. Not at all! You drown your sorrows. It's just a phrase to go along with a submerged lollipop. The café posts are just open threads, and the message is intended to be a riff on the photograph that essentially says: Go ahead and talk about anything you want.

46 comments:

chickenlittle said...

The country would be better off if Soros went away. He has taxed us the most.

Original Mike said...

"... let's put an end to all our sorrows."

It's always an option.

Doug Wright said...

Please, just stop the histrionics!

Cheers.

Curious George said...

" let's put an end to all our sorrows."

"Self-murder"...really?

AllenS said...

... let's put an end to all our sorrows.

I hope you're not thinking about harming yourself.

Doug Wright said...

Ah, in 4-years, some marketing troll will use the comments distribution list to send out its marketing gimmick of the day.

Ann Althouse said...

""Self-murder"...really?"

Of course not! It's a café! You drown your sorrows by drinking.

I'm having lemonade myself.

Ann Althouse said...

Put an end to your *sorrows,* not your life. That's overkill.

LordSomber said...

We are all the White Rock Girl.

Or Narcissus.

Curious George said...

"Ann Althouse said...

Of course not! It's a café! You drown your sorrows by drinking.

I'm having lemonade myself."

Unless you're not mentioning there's vodka in it you are doing it wrong.

And you didn't say "drown". You send "end".

Jason (the commenter) said...

Since this is from Wisconsin, I have to assume some crazed mob thought the lollipop might be Republican and threw it in the river as part of an ancient trial.

How long does it have to sit on the bottom until it's deemed safely Democratic?

Fred4Pres said...

Someone jump in and save that lollipop!

Hagar said...

Since this is a cafe.

The dotcom bubble broke in the spring of 2000 so George W. "inherited a lousy economy" from the Clintons, which then showed a steady improvement through the Bush years until the mortgage bubble broke in the summer of 2008, and Obama"inherited a lousy economy" from W., which then, as of today, have more or less recovered under Obama.

Probably does not mean much, but I thought I would mention this while I had it on my mind.

Original Mike said...

"Go ahead and talk about anything you want."

I did.

Fred4Pres said...

Captain America would save that lollipop.

AllenS said...

I have a question. Are there any hockey fans on this blog? If so, are the playoffs still going on at this time, which would be Aug. 2? Or are these reruns?

MayBee said...

Have you started a Facebook Page for the Drowned Red Lollipop?

edutcher said...

Drowning one's sorrows only means a heavy libation.

Presumably, the only ones contemplating ending it all today are the Lefties.

Curious George said...

Hagar said...

Obama"inherited a lousy economy" from W., which then, as of today, have more or less recovered under Obama."

Whatever fantasy land you live in I'm sure dos not have orrow

AllenS said...

August 2, 2011
Unmanned US Predator or Reaper strike aircraft killed 15 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters yesterday in an attack in a village outside the terrorist-controlled city of Zinjibar in southern Yemen.

I'm really glad that Hillary! and obama have opened up a new military action in another country.

Hagar said...

Though I do not remember "the economy" being all that bad under W. At least I was working, and if I am working, it is because a bunch of other people are working.
Today, I am not working, and won't be for some time, since all those other peoples are not doing anything yet.

Perhaps "the economy" and the stockmarket is not quite the same thing. At least it seems there are ways to stoke the stockmarket without its having much effect on "the economy."

Carol_Herman said...

Suicidal? Not to this diabetic! You ate off all the whipped cream, though. And,you're at the part where they piled on the pecans.

Not the same without whipped cream.

When I was a kid I never understood why dessert came at the end of the meal. Maybe, I still don't.

YUM. The ice cream underneath can be anything from rocky road's chocolate. To strawberry. To my absolute favorite: MINT!

ricpic said...

Williams, You Magnificent Bastard, I Read Your Book!

Everything depends on a red lollipop
Resting on a brown stream bed
Under the liquid silver flow.

ricpic said...

Rippling silver flow might be better.

Everything depends on a red lollipop
Resting on a brown stream bed
Under the rippling silver flow.

Take that, WCW.

Lem said...

... let's put an end to all our sorrows.

It could have been worst.. If the Tipping Point phenomena is true, conservatives will look back on this debt battle as a major victory.

Just the fact that most people seemed to know the crushing number.. I believe this was not true before.

Its anecdotal, but in passing conversations here in NJ and NYC with mostly libs, it is the amount of debt, (not the 'evil cuts') that elicited animated comments.

Again, anecdotal.. but it feels as if we have turned a corner.

ricpic said...

When anybody writes "It could have been worst," Meade, that wisenheimer, always posts "You mean it could have been wurst, don't you?" So childish, tsk tsk.

The Crack Emcee said...

Another nice shot.

I'm telling you, if you let me act as your editor for a show, I'll make you a photography superstar overnight.

We'll fucking TAKE New York,...

Lucius said...

First eat Satan, now end your sorrows?

I know Austerity's supposed to be a bit rough, but . . .

rhhardin said...

Burning the lollipop at both ends

edutcher said...

Lem said...

... let's put an end to all our sorrows.

It could have been worst.. If the Tipping Point phenomena is true, conservatives will look back on this debt battle as a major victory.


Your lips to God's ears, my friend.

NYTNewYorker said...

Oh, I thought this was about Barney Frank.

My bad.

Shanna said...

If that water were in Arkansas it would be too warm to be refreshing.

traditionalguy said...

I listened to Obama's speeches on the news tonight. He made it clear.

Obama is running against DC and the GOP's 8 months of control over the House of Representatives.

He wants to be elected so that he can to go to Washington and fix it.

Amazing.

Curious George said...

"AllenS said...
I have a question. Are there any hockey fans on this blog? If so, are the playoffs still going on at this time, which would be Aug. 2? Or are these reruns?"

Long over. Don't you remember the Vancouver riots when the Canucks blew a 3-2 series lead, losing game 7 in Vancouver?

Ann Althouse said...

"Drowning one's sorrows only means a heavy libation."

My sorrows are flimsy creatures, vulnerable to a mere sip of lemonade.

Meade and I have been married for 2 years, tomorrow.

Ann Althouse said...

@May Bee LOL

AllenS said...

Thanks, George. I do remember the riots.

dbp said...

Why did lollypop throw herself into the river? Everybody said she was so sweet! Maybe she was just licked.

Come back to that spot tomorrow and see if she has dissolved and gone to heaven.

Peano said...

Put an end to your *sorrows,* not your life. That's overkill.

Got to be more careful on that Freudian ice. Slippery stuff ...

t-man said...

I would title that photo "Ophelia's loli"

Almost Ali said...

Overheard on Twitter:

Judge "Roy" Strickand: Law west of the Magic Kingdom.

yashu said...

Happy anniversary to the mister & missus chez Meadehouse.

Penny said...

"... let's put an end to all our sorrows."

Damn right!

What the world needs now is more LOVE... and then more sciencey fiction stuff.

Penny said...

Here's some "LOVE" from Scott Adams of Dilbert fame.

"My hypothesis is that the best indicator of long term economic health is the number of engineers a country produces relative to the number of lawyers. A country that is cranking out more engineers than lawyers will trend up. A country that is moving toward a lawyer-heavy economy will grind to a stop."

Issob Morocco said...

And I will just fade away...........

Harrington said...

When I was a kid, hockey season was over when the pond melted.