May 18, 2012

At the Licorice Café...

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... things are velvety soft.

36 comments:

deborah said...

Beautiful.

David said...

Velvety soft?

Hey, it's academia.

Big Mike said...

Over on the hawk cam it looks like fresh squirrel once again. And the runt is hanging in there.

Jason (the commenter) said...

I feel like I'm looking at one of those pictures you get from a scanning electron microscope, and that's what the surface of some worm's tongue looks like.

America's Politico said...

Just returned from the Oval Room happy-hour. The Blonde invited her Red-head friend from Harvard. We had so much fun. I am already planning a great weekend. We are all excited. Romney is retreating. Our campaign is just all out to destroy him. We have a team of data-mining experts who will get votes so deep in the Red territory that even Karl Rowe will be impressed.

I cannot wait till Nov. I can taste the victory. I can taste the defeat of Romney. It is intoxicating.

I can almost see my new office in WH. The next four years will be the best in my life. A great POTUS, a great office (for me) and a blonde at my side. I am invincible.

Poor Romney, he does not know what is coming down the pike. I feel sorry for him.

Who is Romney's Daddy? No one.

For the POTUS Obama, it is NYT, NPR, CNN ... you name it. We are so lucky.

edutcher said...

So that's where it comes from.

There, it looks like peppermint jellies.

PS The Blonde is only a Demo for the purposes of Operation Chaos and in no way, shape, or form supports Dictator Zero.

She also doesn't know any redheads from Haavahd, but, then, I'm betting neither does AP.

rhhardin said...

Ohio commuters video.

Aridog said...

America's Innuendo sez ...

Just returned from the Oval Room happy-hour ... [drivel snip] ... I can almost see my new office in WH.

Whot?! You don't already have a White House office yet? Heh ... what's makes you think you'll get one later?

Say hey, tell us you went large, and had the "Sashimi of Tuna, Smoked Tapioca, Tamarind, and Buttermilk" ... washed down with one of their over-sweet California Chardonnays.

You gonna brag all the time, go large, boy, go large!

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Call me botanically challenged, but what does that plant have to do with licorice? I'm familiar with anise, and I always assumed that that was where licorice came from, but the picture bears no resemblance to anise.

Patrick said...

Lots of Garage bait lately. Wonder where he's been.

Jake said...

Any thoughts on whether Trayvon Martin's friend's statements regarding what Trayvon told her on the phone shortly before the shooting, weeks after the shooting, are admissible?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/19/us/trayvon-martins-friend-tells-what-she-heard-on-phone.html

Quayle said...

Poor Romney, he does not know what is coming down the pike.

Even if he doesn't know, he doesn't care.

He'll clear the deck with one question - "How are you all doing under Obama?"

It will be a close race right up to the moment when Obama is absolute slaughtered at the polls.

Quaestor said...

Tyrone Slothrop wrote:
Call me botanically challenged...

You're Botanic A. Lee Challenged! May I call you Bo for short?

Yeah, that's licorice. Anise is something else. It's like when I introduced the girlfriend to Absinthe last Xmas.

'Ewww... It's licorice. I hate licorice,' she whined.

That's not licorice you're tasting, it star anise, and hissop, and wormwood (ah, forbidden herb... garrrrh)

BTW, Blogger is fucked up again. Typing double quotes inserts at symbols.

God said...

U HOT SEAL!

Lovely how Facebook flopped today. The hope hype that has drenched humanity since the Clinton years is starting to evaporate.

So what will happen when Romney gets elected?

He will tax less and still spend the $$$. More War! More Drug War! More corporate patronage! More Social Security! More Medicare! More of the same-old same-old. And those are only the known unknowns. There are also the unforeseen consequences-- military, financial, societal-- of, say, attacking Iran, which might very well include Iran attacking America back on its homeland (...and why don't Americans seem to consider that as a possibility??? How ignorant they are!)

Or you can vote for Obama and get the exact same result. Rarely has there been more of a non-choice!

But, like with FB, eventually the bullshit becomes non-effective. Eventually the blah-blah doesn't prompt anyone to say "I'll buy it!"

And then what happens?

Peter Hoh said...

I've used it as an accent plant. It looks lovely in a mass planting.

At least I assume it's a mass planting. Ready to stand corrected.

Quaestor said...

God wrote:
U HOT SEAL! etc.

That was one dumb post, Lord. I ceased worshiping you twenty years ago. Now I know why. Thanks for being unworthy. Now my mother can stop fretting about my soul.

Quaestor said...

Big Mike wrote:
Over on the hawk cam it looks like fresh squirrel once again. And the runt is hanging in there.

The runt may not be a runt, he may be a just boy. They're getting to the age when the male/female size difference begins to show.

It looks like squirrel is on the menu over at Restaurant Chez Weeks more often than not. Is Mater is a squirrel specialist, or perhaps Daddy?

AllieOop said...

Dear God, while you're here, can I ask you for a few things?

You know what they are.

God said...

@Quaestor -

That's funny, I started worshiping you about twenty years ago.


@AllieOop -

Best ask Quaestor. His handle suggests that he handles the purse strings; thus he has more ability to grant patronage than I do.

Pogo said...

The "god" in these parts is rather lame.

Saw the new Johnny Depp movie. Meh.

Not surprisingly, the wife was all Isthmus Tell All about it.
NTTAWWT.

Lem said...

Video of actor Will Smith 'slapping' a guy that tried to kiss him.

Pogo said...

You'd think the real God would be hella funny, right?

Pogo said...
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Pogo said...

Notably, we went to the Johnny Depp movie, not Dark Shadows.

Like it made any difference what movie he was in.

edutcher said...

Very few actors can carry that off - it's really the mark of a true movie star - John Wayne, Sean Connery, Errol Flynn.

Depp is a little out of his deppth trying to carry it off.

rhhardin said...

An important-sounding male Fox News radio reporter said that the SpaceX launch was aborted because "a perimeter was out of spec."

He's a product of female-run schools plus being a moron.

HT said...

At the Licorice Care, I began listening to the BhTV dialogue. I asked myself: Did I miss something? The clip I started out at - lying Obama - has Ann saying that there's always been a question about what Obama really believes. Then she says, for example is he a socialist? Which religion is he really?

But those two things are less accurately categorized as what Obama believes than what Obama is ACCUSED of.

So. I stopped.

ndspinelli said...

Patrick, Garage aka:"Baghdad Bob" is weeping in his mother's basement.

America's Politico said...

Having a brush now at the COmmittee to Re-Elect (CORE) the POTUS. I am the CORE and so invited to these shindigs.

Romney, give up. You are finished. We have you on sight.

It is O-V-E-R. Hey, pass the mimosas...

Lem said...

Are the Kennedy's having two funerals for one dead person?

traditionalguy said...

Alert!

Green slime mold has assembled itself and sent an invading force into the 2012 Battleground State.

Meade will need to counter attack it quickly. It has camouflaged itself as licorice and is trying to look velvety. The war is on.

Meade said...

rhhardin said...
Ohio commuters video.

Nice 360 pan at the end. And I enjoyed the friendly wave of the cap from the final commuter.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Ohio commuters-- LOL.

Out here in God's country we wonder how anyone lives without having mountains to look at.

Don't you agree, God?

Revenant said...

Lovely how Facebook flopped today.

Facebook didn't "flop", it closed at just above the IPO price.

Which means Facebook priced their IPO correctly -- not that it "flopped".

Peter Hoh said...

Rev, what do you make of the story that underwriters had to prop up the stock to make sure it didn't close under the opening price?

Peter Hoh said...

Here's the link.