February 4, 2012

At the Monitor Café...

Photo on 2-2-12 at 9.06 PM

... if you let the light shining from you computer screen be your only light, you may lose the uniqueness that is you.

70 comments:

chickenlittle said...

You look Warholian!

Wally Kalbacken said...

Yes, but they can't see you picking your nose, so there's a positive.

David said...

Overwhelmingly white!

gerry said...

I do not like you overexposed.

shiloh said...

"uniqueness"

A certain aura, eh.

We all shine on. Like the moon and the stars and the sun ...

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, I am overexposed. So I'm going to go out into the sunshine, which we've actually got some of today, and I'm leaving you guys room to talk.

And I say "guys" knowing that 77% of my readers are male.

Ann Althouse said...

Gals are welcome to participate in the Monitor Café too.

So are lizards.

JAL said...

Gals are welcome to participate in the Monitor Café too.

So are lizards.


Well what is *that* about??

traditionalguy said...

Well, that is not an incandescent screen. Apple should be able to come up with one,at a price.

Ann Althouse said...

By the way, I didn't adjust the hue/temperature to get that color. (I did turn up the saturation), but that turquoise color is straight from the built-in camera operating off the screen light.

shiloh said...

"77% of my readers are male."

Althouse keeps track of every detail and yet still has time to go out in the sun ...

Ann Althouse said...

A clue for JAL.

Chip Ahoy said...

Ha ha ha ha. Thank you for posting this, it's hilarious.

David said...

"And I say "guys" knowing that 77% of my readers are male."

Or so we say.

pm317 said...

Seen this pic? It is Obama and Pelosi from Drudge, I think at the prayer breakfast -- what was that about? Creepy and yucky.

pm317 said...

... if you let the light shining from you computer screen be your only light, you may lose the uniqueness that is you.

or you can keep your anonymity and still show your face.

madAsHell said...

77% of my readers are male

Maybe....if you had posts concerning relationships, tips-to-make-him-happy-between-the-sheets, shopping, how-to-lose-10-pounds, and recipes for indulgent cookies, then you could attract more women.

It beats me, but Vogue magazine seems to be able to sell that shit every month.

madAsHell said...

Creepy and yucky

Yeah, me too!

....but I'm stuck trying to figure out which one is Creepy, and which one is Yucky!!

ricpic said...

I became a non-person, a techno-geek, I erased my three dimensional corporeal grossness for ghost-in-the-machine ghastliness...then Meade ran away.

edutcher said...

Looks like an MRI of a bad hangover.

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, I am overexposed.

Bundle up, then.

If it was 80 out, I'd be the first to say stretch out a sheet in the backyard and soak up Ol' Sol in the swimsuit God gave you, but it's got to be cold up there.

DaveW said...

We use 'guys' in a unisex way around here. I'm glad too. Otherwise I'd have to go with y'all and I never felt comfortable with that one.

Dead Julius said...

Althouse is a White Walker!

BUILD A WALL!!!

shiloh said...

"77% of my readers are male."

Since this is a heavily conservative blog.

2008 exit polls:

White Men ~ McCain 57/Obama 41

Plus women are the social networkers ie Facebook, etc. :D

Maybe more males dig Althouse, than females as she has that cougar "aura" going on. :)

ok, call me crazy ...

Dead Julius said...

Just finished Fred Stoller's Kindle Single. A thoroughly entertaining story, and also totally innovative in the "I'm-Gonna-Self-Publish" sorta way. I came away from it with admiration and respect for him as a human being. In particular, I love the way he is completely conscious of his own neuroses and those of the people around him, especially his mother and Larry David. The truth that comes from that way of thinking is liberating.

Thanks, Althouse, for mentioning this on your blog. I had heard Fred recently on Mark Maron's WTF podcast, but I wouldn't have read the book if you hadn't recommended it.

You should write a Kindle single, Althouse! I'd buy it, no matter what it is about.

Clare King said...

grammar alert - one of the "you"s in your post should be "your".

JAL said...

OK, OK. Little slow. I hadn't had a face full of enlightenment today.

Try this, my hubby's favorite.

And for those unfamiliar -- here is an expert discussion of the Komodo by Bob & Ray.

YoungHegelian said...

Prof Althouse,

Why can't you ever post on really important legal issues like at Instapundit?

edutcher said...
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pm317 said...

Seen this pic? It is Obama and Pelosi from Drudge, I think at the prayer breakfast -- what was that about? Creepy and yucky.

After a while with Moochelle, I'd guess anybody looks good.

PS OK, you're crazy.

JAL said...

The Professor is wearing glasses.

Carnifex said...

Komodo dragons have a particular nasty way of killing their prey. Their bite is not venomous of itself, but their mouths are so filthy with germs and bacteria, that their prey dies from infection.

The same thing occurs to my soul when I hear Joy Behar.

traditionalguy said...

The Chinese New Year was recently announced and 2012 will be the year of the Dragon. There was no mention on whether 2012 will also be the year of the Monitor. Carry on.

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Lem said...

I feel for Josh.

madAsHell said...

OK...I've figured it out.

Pelosi is Creepy, and Yucky.

rcommal said...

Perhaps only males should participate.

Dead Julius said...

I would like some Althouse swag!

How about a T-Shirt that says:

I shot a shotgun-toting robber at ALDI and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.

Make it yellow with black letters so the criminals notice it and get scared off, and the women notice it and get... uh... how about we say "a little moist".

You can send one to Nazir al-Mujaahid gratis! Address it to his attorney.

Joe Schmoe said...

I love the Super Bowl. Sorry the Packers didn't make it; I would've liked a Patriots/Cheeseheads matchup. I went over to Trooper York's to see what Giants-induced miasma he was emitting, but alas Casa de Troop is now a gated community. Us 99 percenters can only wonder what goes on in there.

I'm out for the next coupla days, so go Pats.

Alex said...

And I say "guys" knowing that 77% of my readers are male.

Althouse knows that the real interesting conversations are with the kind of men who retire to the drawing room after dinner to discuss politics over cigars and expensive cognac. She realizes this point.

chickenlittle said...

Four hours working outside & it's now time for some 9% ABV La fin du Monde.

Cheers!

Dead Julius said...
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John Burgess said...

For the past several hours, the photo block has been reading:

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Chip Ahoy said...

Ha ha ha ha, there's that funny pikshur agin. Ha ha ha.

Dead Julius said...

@chickenlittle -

Ya' know... La Fin Du Monde makes an excellent chaser to La Bombe Grande. First the wine, then the beer. If you drink them the other way around then the story doesn't make any sense.

Fritz said...

Carnifex said...

Komodo dragons have a particular nasty way of killing their prey. Their bite is not venomous of itself, but their mouths are so filthy with germs and bacteria, that their prey dies from infection.

A nicely gross myth, that turns out to be not true; Komodo dragons are venemous...

http://fritz-aviewfromthebeach.blogspot.com/2011/08/worlds-largest-venous-lizard.html

Dead Julius said...

@Fritz -

My goodness! I hope Larry London removed those venomous parts before the dinner party!

Oh, wait... it was all a fraud, wasn't it?

Of course, carrying out a Komodo Fraud is still better than collecting it's poo for your PhD.

Alex said...

DJ - the thing is it takes lots of training to get really good. It's only too bad that trolls like shiloh can't up their game.

Dead Julius said...

@Alex -

Yes it does take training, indeed! And it's best to avoid the alcohol when you are starting out.

Alex said...

DJ - au contraire. I find my best commentating is done under the influence of adult beverages.

chickenlittle said...

@DJ: Wein nach Bier, das rat ich Dir; Bier nach Wein, lass es sein.

Forward!

Dead Julius said...

@Alex -

Is u drinkin' now, dear boy? If so: What?

I am drinking Russian Standard Vodka (1 part) + Red Bull (1 part) + Orange Powerade (2 parts). I call it a "Putin".

Dead Julius said...
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Dead Julius said...

@chickenlittle -

Die normalen Regeln in Deutschland sind nicht gut. Nicht, wenn wir über Atombomben, Wein, Bier und reden.

...

Gawd, I love the German word "atombomben".

chickenlittle said...

"atombomben"

Besser: "Kernwaffen"

chickenlittle said...

If you believe in etymological absurdities, Kernwaffen = Corn weapons.

Words change.

Dead Julius said...

@chickenlittle -

Actually there's a kernel of historical connection in your better German word. From They Thought They Were Free, about the rise of Nazi control in Germany:

To live in this process is absolutely not to be able to notice it — please try to believe me — unless one has a much greater degree of political awareness, acuity, than most of us had ever had occasion to develop. Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, ‘regretted,’ that, unless one were detached from the whole process from the beginning, unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these ‘little measures’ that no ‘patriotic German’ could resent must some day lead to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing. One day it is over his head.

chickenlittle said...

@DJ: Very Barthian of you: link

Lem said...

The key is to be in the middle..

In the middle you find Romney.. trying to take good care of you.

shiloh said...

Enthusiasm gap? ie mittens = :zzzz:

rcommal said...

Giant confidence being a good thing, after all, if not necessarily Patriotic.

edutcher said...

Lessee, GodZero has antagonized the Catholics, the Jews, and the working stiffs.

He's lost about a third of his support among the Hispanics, blacks, yoots, and single moms.

Yeah, he's got nothing to worry about.

WV "monstes" What they call guys like Frankenstein and Dracula in Noo Yawk.

Ivy said...

Carnifex I would vote your comment the best of the week

Pogo said...

Over the last 5 years, I have learned of the incestuousness of nonprofits and the government, dollars criss-crossing between them, their funding of candidates, the amounts they kept for themselves.

It's disheartening and sad to discover all the bullshit behind their self-congratulatory high moral mask.


Hell, even relative power corrupts absolutely.

rcommal said...

Over the last 5 years, I have learned of the incestuousness of nonprofits and the government, dollars criss-crossing between them

I am ahead of you by at least 25 years.

their funding of candidates, the amounts they kept for themselves.

That is, mostly, of later vintage (especially in terms of degree).

t's disheartening and sad to discover all the bullshit behind their self-congratulatory high moral mask.

Welcome to my world, Pogo, welcome to my world (of at least two decades).

Hell, even relative power corrupts absolutely.

On this point, I respectfully disagree, specifically and especially on account of the flat, generalist, broad-brush way in which you stated it.

Pogo said...

It's a kudzu of corruption, reader.

And you're right, to a degree, for it seems like even the slightest bit of power tempts the holder to abuse.

rcommal said...

Yeah. Fair enough. And so true.

rcommal said...

Pogo: Now, that is love. Think: XXOO.

HT said...

I thought the lizard thing was about the turn to iguanas for meat in Puerto Rico (about time). Mexico should try it too. The place is overrun with iguanas.

Do I dare go to the supermarket today? What time does the SB start? Must find out and plan accordingly.

For those going to South Africa, beware

http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/deadly-bug-hits-beaches-1.1227227

warning: graphic photo

Rusty said...

I like what you've done with your hair.

Jose_K said...

Pradva is wrong again. It is not enough in his own country:
http://barcepundit-english.blogspot.com/2010/02/this-la-times-editorial-defending-judge.html