October 20, 2011

At the Night Owl Café...



... there's nothing to see, but love calls.

50 comments:

MarkG said...

Re: Kadaffy. I'm still not clear on what bunga bunga is exactly, but I'm intrigued. Also, what happened to his female bodyguards?

edutcher said...

We're waiting to hear the love call of the platinum bobbed conlawprof.

MarkG said...

Re: Kadaffy. I'm still not clear on what bunga bunga is exactly, but I'm intrigued. Also, what happened to his female bodyguards?

On bunga bunga, you might want to check out the Emperor Tiberius on Capri.

As to the Amazons, as he called them, they're lucky if they're working weekends at the Athens Hooters.

If not, like their boss, they may have been Mussolinied.

David said...

Jennifer Lopez, call your publicist.

Lem said...

Its a tie.

Lem said...

Texas go ahead run is 90ft away with one out.. top of the 9th

Chip S. said...

Lem, You need some game-thread company.

Elvis rocks!

Lem said...

Deep enough pop fly gives Texas the lead.

Excellent baserunning.. this game is about doing those little things.. inevitably it pays off.

Lem said...

please no base on balls.

Chip S. said...

A walk to start the ninth. Now it feels like a Red Sox game in September.

Lem said...

DP?

Lem said...

The bunt still on

Chip S. said...

Punto no bunto.

Lem said...

Feliz is puting everything he has on the pitch,

Lem said...

Two strikeouts.. after the walk.

I like this kid.

Lem said...

Scrappy Furcal..

Chip S. said...

I hate those fucking towels at ball games, but at least the Cards fans have something to sob into.

Lem said...

Texas ties the series.. 1 - 1 on the road.

Palladian said...

I saw this ad from Manhattan Mini Storage on the subway today. Anyone who lives in New York and uses the MTA is probably familiar with Manhattan Mini Storage's preening, provincial, community-college-sophomore-clever ads, which supposedly flog their overpriced junk-dumping units but lately seem to be DNC/douchebag liberal talking points with storage unit branding. They take shots at "fly-over" America, Republicans, Christianity... the usual targets of "brave" dissenters everywhere. I suppose the idea is to either elicit a self-satisfied sense of sameness in the average New York douchebag that makes them want to rent an overpriced storage unit and deposit their boxes of soiled panties and yellowed Rod Mckuen paperbacks therein, like inserting stale, unwanted memories into some giant middle-class metropolitan liberal id.

The funny thing about this tactic is that the ads continually remind me never to do business with Manhattan Mini Storage as long as I live. I'd sooner shovel my junk into a storm drain than give my business to someone who thinks that insulting potential clients, and stereotyping what is in reality a city full of diverse viewpoints, is a clever marketing tactic.

It's especially amusing since I don't even like Rick Perry at all. In fact he grosses me out. But something about the insulting assumptions implied by the ad make me want to wear a Rick Perry pin out of spite.

William said...

On waste management and the proper disposal of dictators: I just saw a video of Qaddafi having the worst day and last moments of his life. His face was bloody, and he looked dazed. Someone had removed Qaddafi's shoe and was striking him with it. Qaddafi raised his arm in an old man's way to ward off the blows. The crowd around him was shouting Allah Akbar, but they looked like a lynch mob....With dictators I'm of the opinion that the more squalid the death the better. But this was disturbing to look at. It seemed too cruel, too ugly. A crowd this ugly usually ends up with someone like Qaddafi as their leader. Qaddafi didn't deserve a decent death, but this doesn't augur well for the future.

MarkG said...

A crowd this ugly usually ends up with someone like Qaddafi as their leader.

Those were some crazy-ass Arabs. I hope we don't get involved with any more "nation building." Let the Europeans toss their treasure down that rat hole for a change.

William said...

I'm of mixed feelings of the proper disposal of dictators. I don't like the idea of giving them one last chance to demonstrate their heroic leadership by making brave statements at their trials. See the Milosovic and Saddam trials. Such trials mock the rule of law. On the other hand, a brutish death such as Mussolini and Qaddafi suffered seems too intense and abrupt and teaches the next madman the wrong lesson. Hitler's suicide? That also seems wrong. It gives him too much control of his own fate. Couseceau:: A fifteen minute secret trial followed by an execution. Here again, something doesn't seem right. The punishment is exemplary but not the process of justice.....Perhaps some crimes are so grave and grand that they dwarf the ordinary processes of crime and punishment.

William said...

And, of course, very few dictators suffer any punishment at all. Stalin and Mao died in their beds, content with a life well lived. Some Congolese dictator also died in his bed, but with an empty bottle of viagra and several high priced hookers in attendance. It's good to be the king, but even better to be the dictator. Mass murder has been decriminalized. Most of these dead tyrants are the exception rather than the rule.

MPH said...

What I saw at #OWS today in NYC:

https://picasaweb.google.com/101449979670849839330/OccupyWallStreetOctober202011OWS


A few things I noticed. There seemed to be a East/West divide within the park. Sketchier people seemed to be congregating on the west side while, dare I say, wealthier kids seemed to be hanging out on the east side.

There were lots of curious onlookers snapping photos (such as myself) and lots of members of the press.

The whole thing had a carnival atmosphere -- lots of side-shows.


The crowd seemed to be mostly made up of people in the 20's and people north of 60.

Lem said...

MPH try TinyURL.com

Your link is broken.

MPH said...

Re: Lem

Try this link: http://tinyurl.com/5snu3sq

Lem said...

much better..

thanks

rcocean said...

My attitude toward dictators:

Kill all the bastards and let God sort 'em out.

David said...

Nice rant, Palladian. We flyovers appreciate the solidarity.

Chip Ahoy said...

Nice photo set, MPH.

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caplight said...

The Night Owl Cafe was the scene of a grizzly quadruple murder in James Ellroy's novel, LA Confidential, part of his LA Quartet.

I always enjoy being in solidarity with Palladian.

Beth said...

Go Rangers!!

I don't like that the games start at 8 pm EST now that I live in the EST. 11 or later end times on weeknights is crazy. I thought baseball was a family sport.

edutcher said...

MarkG said...

A crowd this ugly usually ends up with someone like Qaddafi as their leader.

Those were some crazy-ass Arabs. I hope we don't get involved with any more "nation building." Let the Europeans toss their treasure down that rat hole for a change.


As long as Dr Evil has interests in danger and there's an easy dictator or bad guy GodZero thinks he can knock off without it turning into Mogadishu, it'll continue.

Of course, Willie thought it would be a piece of cake to knock off Aidid with Reagan's military (before he cut it by 40% in the name of the "peace dividend"), too.

William said...

I'm of mixed feelings of the proper disposal of dictators. I don't like the idea of giving them one last chance to demonstrate their heroic leadership by making brave statements at their trials. See the Milosovic and Saddam trials. Such trials mock the rule of law.

Disagree.

If they want to rant, let 'em. The record will speak louder. What happened to Khadaffy was the mob at its worst. He should have been extradited and tried for Lockerbie.

And, of course, very few dictators suffer any punishment at all. Stalin and Mao died in their beds, content with a life well lived.

Also disagree.

Stalin died as he lived, paranoid to the end, scared Beria was coming for him - there's speculation his death wasn't entirely, uh, natural. Mao had a similar problem with the Gang of Four.

Clyde said...

I saw an interview yesterday on Fox News with the mother of a young woman who was killed in the Pan Am 103 bombing back in 1988. She was jubilant about Qaddafi's death. None of that false "any man's death diminishes me" bullcrap; she was glad he was dead, she was glad that he suffered and only wished that he had suffered more. I can't say that I blamed her for her non-PC reaction. She had reason enough, living with that loss for almost 23 years.

It's been a bad year for Muslim terrorists and thugs, like 1934 was for American gangsters. Bin Laden, Awlaki, Qaddafi (or however you want to spell it), not to mention the other dictators swept from their lifetime sinecures. It couldn't have happened to a more deserving group of people.

Clyde said...

And slightly off on a tangent, I saw one of those "memorial" decals on the back window of a minivan the other day, memorializing "our beloved grandson" with birth and death dates in March 1980 and March 2003 respectively (nothing to indicate military, so probably not Iraq war related). The unfortunate young man died three days short of his 23rd birthday. I just wonder how psychologically healthy it is to have a reminder like that on the back of your van eight years later. Isn't it better to move on?

ALH said...

Clyde-
I wonder the same thing when i see those memorial stickers on cars. We all will experience loss at some point. I would never be inclined to "advertise" my loss on a bumber sticker although everyone grieves differently i suppose.

ALH said...

"there's nothing to see, but love calls."

I am not a smart man, but am pretty sure that is code for a specific invitation at the Meadehouse.

Meade must be a happy man, particularly this morning...

Psychedelic George said...

IMMEMORIOWL

I glimpsed two mating owls
A glimpstant after they caught peeping me.
Away they wide winged through treetops thick
For more keen preening and hoo-hoo-hooings.
When with zesty nesty egg lust they ruffle hot
These wise woods ones turn foul fowls.
Bird watchers know they grow territoriowl
About the shy high spot where their love squats.
They glower, dive on joggers, walkers, tots
With talons slashing quite an awfowl lot.
Such tempermentowls!
But I cannot condemn them or be too judgementowl.
Their love is lasting, transcendentowl,
Not the least flighty or experimentowl.
For wee owlets need far-sighted parentowl
Guides to pass on feathery fundamentowls.
When after many harvest moons have gone gentowl
Our paired off preds make no jealous flap
To the sunset they mousy muffled fade,
Laying antique beaks on each other’s cheek
To the end, friends, ever sentimentowl.

A. Tad Strange

Robert Cook said...

"I don't like the idea of giving (dictators) one last chance to demonstrate their heroic leadership by making brave statements at their trials. See the Milosovic and Saddam trials. Such trials mock the rule of law."

No, such trials fulfill and abide by the rule of law. Summary execution without benefit of a trial violates and makes mock of the rule of law.

Pogo said...

The mere existence of a dictator mocks the rule of law.

And a trial for such evil further mocks the rule of law, as most such evil is carried out without explicit ties to the man in charge. All is verbal, coded, or simply understood. Hitler would have been 'acquitted' by a jury composed of Cook and other lefties. Where's the smoking gun for his genocidal plan?

Summary execution is the best approach, and far more civilized than being killed by a grotesque mob like Qaddafi.

Hagar said...

That Gadhafi is gone is probably a good thing, but I would still like to know more about just what was going on here and why.

Bob Ellison said...

Beautiful recording, Professor.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Clyde,

Perhaps after eating Soma (Brave New World conceptual Soma not the current drug) everyday to feel "better" the people with the deceased grandchild need the reminder on their vehicle so, just for a second of two, they remember their offspring.

Even if it doesn't help them to "move on" from the pain to do so.

In any event, I'm certain Dr. Drew would agree with you, so there's that.

David said...

Grotesque or not, I suspect the videos are getting the attention of other Mideast dictators, or wannabe dictators.

Psychedelic George said...

Turtle video w/ambient sound.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

jonalyndislag is apparently all about the Night Owl Cafe and charging stations everywhere. He's saying what we're all thinking, except for the charging stations.

Clyde said...

Just read on the LA Times web site that California's Air Resources Board unanimously voted to enact Cap-and-Trade in that state.

Most of the commenters there see the folly in it. They might as well have just called it De-industrialize California, because that would be the end result if followed to its logical conclusion.

Clyde said...

I guess somebody should have told them that Dies The Fire was a novel, not a blueprint! (Besides, California did NOT fare well in that book!)

Patrick said...

Couldn't make the thread last night, but that was a hell of a game. Love to see Nolan's team get the W.

galdosiana said...

Great Horned Owls! My absolute favorite. Looks like you were near the Eagle Heights area of the Lakeshore Path. There are quite a few of them that live in those woods. I've still never been able to see any of them, but I've heard them many times. Hauntingly beautiful.