March 24, 2012

At the Clay Angel Café...



... we're all waiting patiently.

39 comments:

Jason (the commenter) said...

I hate to say this, but it kind of looks like it's made out of poop. Fresh poop.

EDH said...

Rather sulky for an angel.

traditionalguy said...

That reminds me to take what we need with us to Church tomorrow morning for a direct Sunday afternoon drive to see the granddaughters at Lake Oconee. There are still angels who love me.

Sorun said...

Sex disparity was one of tonight's discussions. Why is there such sex disparity on display here. Women must not like the beach. Or perhaps they don't like marine mammals. Or perhaps they leave initiative and boldness to men. But if men make more money, it's a paternalistic conspiracy.

ricpic said...

Little angel are you sad?
Little angel are you mad?
Or are you only lost in revery?

Little angel stay by me.
Little angel can there be
A blessing better than your company?

America's Politico said...

Attended a dinner with the super K-street consultants at the Oval Room. There is so much excitement for the Obama-Biden 2012 campaign that it is totally so very much unbelievable.

The theme music that can best describe the moment is "Tick of the Clock" by Chromatics in the opening sequence of the Hollywood blockbuster, Drive with Ryan Gosling.

That music is what is the essential view of how the POTUS reelection campaign is going to bury the GOP ticket of Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

Listen to the music on iTunes and you will basically see the Nov. election happening right now...

edutcher said...

Some are waiting more patiently than others.

The Trayvon Martin case is taking some weird turns or, more accurately, we're finding out just how much media lying and disinformation has been going on.

And Ann may want to review her post about how "careful" the Messiah was in his remarks about it.

(we know a lot more now (maybe he did at the time) and his words are taking on a different meaning)

Sorun said...

Hunger Games. I read the books while camped out in Madison last spring. I hope the movie is good. The books were great, and I'm nowhere near being a teenage girl.

shiloh said...

mittens 2002 ~ my only connection to the GOP is I'm a register Republican.

Lem said...

By calling Mitt mittens..

What does that accomplish again?

I'm slow.

MadisonMan said...

I hope it's not a Weeping Angel. They are deadly, and you end up elsewhen.

Lem said...

I mean that was a good nugget there with Mitt playing down his republican party affiliation.. but the name calling just minimises it.. IMO

The Crack Emcee said...

edutcher,

The Trayvon Martin case is taking some weird turns or, more accurately, we're finding out just how much media lying and disinformation has been going on.

That's because he's black - we get all the "special" treatment:

Of Mice & Men (And Why Some Only Cut The Cheese,...)

Lem said...

.. and the "your side does it too" defense, while true, is lame.

rcommal said...

Whatever. Sad, mad, whatever. My thought is: better NOT to talk to people, much less talk or discuss with them. Better to live one's own life and let everything else go.

The Concrete Dog said...
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rcommal said...

Also, patience is overrated.

(And, also, often, a canard.)

The Concrete Dog said...

long ago
i dated the clay angel

but soon discovrd she had
a heart of stone

and thought herself a real angel
a god, even

she laughed when i told her
how once i myself had been
treated as a god

i admit it was funy if you
think about it
but still the words stung

it was so very long ago
but i still remembr
that laugh

dont evr fall in love
with garden statues

they make narcissus
look like mothr teresa

Synova said...

"...we're finding out just how much media lying and disinformation has been going on."

UNEXPECTEDLY.

(As Ace would say.)

Synova said...

"Hunger Games. I read the books while camped out in Madison last spring. I hope the movie is good. The books were great, and I'm nowhere near being a teenage girl."

As they say, it's all in the execution.

It must be, because I have the worst time trying to imagine the concept working for me. Maybe if someone told me she figures out how not to kill everyone else, I might be interested. I get the impression she wins, right? I don't, in theory, have a big problem with someone forced to be a gladiator killing the other poor sots forced to be a gladiator, but I do have difficulty with the concept of children doing so in a YA novel.

Putting children in jeopardy is always an emotional winner but I can't quite get my mind around *getting* there in a way that makes sense.

Bender said...

Where is the BIG ALL CAPS posting on Santorum crushing Romney by 23 points (49-26) in the Lousiana primary?

Don't those Lousianans know that it is all over? That Romney has already won?

Chip Ahoy said...

I started a levain.

And it is taking off like a bat out of H, E, double hockey sticks. No wait, faster than that, like a bat out a nearby cave that has a head start before the other bats right at that time of day when the light is fading but it is not exactly dark and for some reason the flying insects are active and the bat was sleeping all day and now it is hungry. So fast like that but a lot less erratic zig zaggy flying.

The levain is supposed to take four days but this showed signs of activity at 12 hours and that's a little bit scary. Chefs write they see nothing at all until faint signs of life at the fourth day. Not me, no siree, I helped it with a pinch of sugar and refreshed it before it was ready, twice already in only two days. I stir it often because I know it likes that. By the fourth day this culture will be fully active and ready to roll not just starting off like regular levain from guys who don't know what they're doing.

I'm not going to show it step by step because I've already done that half a dozen times and it's boring so I'll just show the finished thing. Bubbly goop. Then dough then bread.

The yeast and bacteria is right there on the flour. That is what gets started and eventually replaces commercial yeast for loaves with a lot more character.

If it works out well, and if I sense you might care, and if you behave, and if I feel like it, then maybe I might possibly show you later. Perhaps.

Bender said...

Looks like Romney has a gender gap problem. Women in Lousiana rejected Romney 27-50 for Santorum.

rcommal said...

LOL.

rcommal said...

Because, you know, blecch.

rcommal said...

...and all that, um, ah, jazz, I guess... .

rcommal said...

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bagoh20 said...
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bagoh20 said...

In typical fashion of most lefties who don't understand the right or their ideas, Shiloh thinks being associated with the GOP is a good thing for a conservative.

Here's a clue: Conservatives, like all real Americans, don't worship political leaders or their organizations. We put faith in ideas - not clay angels.

edutcher said...

Bender said...

Where is the BIG ALL CAPS posting on Santorum crushing Romney by 23 points (49-26) in the Lousiana primary?

Since the Romster expended no effort in LA, this may be more sound than fury.

Don't those Lousianans know that it is all over? That Romney has already won?

Since Santorum only appears to have won a whopping 9 delegates (most of the rest will be apportioned later), it's up in the air as to exactly who won.

Lem said...

By calling Mitt mittens..

What does that accomplish again?

I'm slow.


Vintage Chairman Mao. We must despise them ideologically while respecting them tactically.

As always, bathtub swabbie is lucky he gets it half right.

rhhardin said...

we're finding out just how much media lying and disinformation has been going on.

They already got their viewers, which was the point.

It's not a leftist bias but a soap opera bias. They sell women's eyes to advertisers.

Once the soap opera narrative breaks down, they move on to the next national crisis narrative, whatever the women want.

The Democrats are just free-riders on that media business model.

Bob Ellison said...

Chip Ahoy, I'll be interested to hear/see the results of your levain. I went through a similar effort years ago, with strikingly similar results. The bread wasn't that tangy, though, and my research on the problem revealed a heart-breaking syllogism:

1) If starter gets going much faster than expected, and

2) resulting bread isn't very sour or much different from other bread,

3) then maybe it was all just yeast after all, possibly even just floating remnants of the same stuff in the little packets in the cabinet, and there really wasn't any lactobacillum to speak of.

I hope you fare better!

Meade said...

Chip started a levain
Which started the whole Internet commenting
But Chip didn't see
That bacteria was on he, oh no.

Then Chip started to brood
Which started the Internet LOLing
Oh if Chip'd only seen
That the yeast was on he.

Bob Ellison said...

Meade, you're just talking jive. Chip's preferred infection might be staying alive.

Meade said...

Good one, Bob E.

Wait. Let me revise my ending:

Oh if Chip'd only seen
That the yeast was on heem
.

There. Now my bad grammar at least rhymes.

shiloh said...

Lem's ad nauseam baiting and bagoh20's nonsensical/pretzel logic re: conservatives/leadership is duly noted.

Much like 2008, conservatives care about "supposed" electability and little else. mittens is such a god awful candidate, some are voting for train wreck Santorum over train wreck Romney.

Whereas I will agree mittens has an conservative enthusiasm gap lol. Go figure! :D

bagoh20 said...

"Lem's ad nauseam baiting and bagoh20's nonsensical/pretzel logic re: conservatives/leadership is duly noted."

The myopia shown by your believing that Mitt not embracing the GOP is some kind of gaff is so silly that I don't think you even believe it. I just think you lazily passed it on after you heard it in the fever swamp. I know you're smarter than that - it was just late.

Linda Seebach said...

For Meade:
Are those blue flowers scilla? We used to have them in our lawn (I'm in Minnesota).
Soneone else recently sent me a photo with the same flowers, and neither of us is sure what they are.
(No need to post)

Meade said...

Hi Linda -

You are exactly right - Scilla siberica to be all Linnaeus about it. We love them and I try to encourage them to colonize the entire yard, even the lawn. They are very common here in Madison and many folks seem to be sort of ho hum about them, some even go all the way to the effort of eradicating them. Why? They're beautiful, reliable, and I've never known them to bother any neighboring plants.

Squill.