November 24, 2012

At the Dogfight Café...

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... that's my seat!

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44 comments:

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Michael Vick was not available for comment, as he has been too busy sucking.

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Chip Ahoy said...

They're dancing.

Foxtrot

Chip S. said...

I prefer catfights.

Scott Loftfield said...

Ann, you may think it is your seat, but it looks to me like they are fighting for possession :-)!

leslyn said...

That's play. No blood.

Irene said...

rawr

Sorun said...

"Heh Heh HEH! Knock it off, you two!"

That's what I always say.

Chip Ahoy said...

Does a Flicker search on your computer give the same results as mine when I say search all photos? Because if it does, then it will show that I totally own the category of 'pop-up cards' as member bour3 thoroughly all the way up to page seven of results and then throughout beyond that. I totally freaked myself out by looking, at first I thought it was just searching my own uploads so tried again searching "all". I think now enough time went by they've moved to the top on their own.

chickelit said...

Dogfight was the name of a cool board game in the 1960-70's that my brother and I played. For a time, we were both obsessed with WW I flying aces.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Chip-

I just checked- yes, you own that category.

Saint Croix said...

Working the smart phone. Keeps me brief. Like Hemingway. If Hemingway typed with one finger.

Jeffrey said...

Aw, screw this blog. Every other entry is a request to send the blogger cash. F*ck it.

Saint Croix said...

Gooooooooooooooooooooooooo Dawgs. Sic 'em! Woof woof woof woof.

edutcher said...

Boy, does that look familiar.

Although, if they're showing catfights, I'd like to see Althouse and Oop.

(my money's on Ann)

chickelit said...

Jeffrey said...
Aw, screw this blog. Every other entry is a request to send the blogger cash. F*ck it.

Wasn't Obama's every email to supporters a request for cash? I say F*ck that!

McTriumph said...

Dogfights are what happen when dogs can't handle their liquor or P-38s descend on Zeros.

Saint Croix said...

We are going to stomp the toilet paper detergent brigade. Then we sack Rome!

Clyde said...

Can't we all just get along?

Dante said...

For those wondering about the guy from the other day, they de-thawed him and took him out of the drug induced coma. The problem was heart attack, and they found a clogged artery too. But, supposedly not major heart damage, fortunately.

Apparently the only odd thing is that he has lost a couple of week's of memory. Other than that, same old guy according to the folks who know him.

Somehow, it's a huge relief to me. I suppose we get involved, and somehow we start caring.

Saint Croix said...

Alabama = toilet paper and detergent brigade

Notre Dame = Rome

Inga said...

Why should Ann and I have a cat fight? I agree with her most times, the times I don't I shut my mouth and respect that it's her blog and she gets to say what she wants, naturally.

Unlike some of you who tear her to shreds when she veers from the conservative stance. Actually I love it when she breaks free and shakes y'all up.:)

wyo sis said...

Dante
That's good news.

Chip Ahoy said...

Thanks for checking Bliss.

edutcher said...

Inga said...

Why should Ann and I have a cat fight? I agree with her most times, the times I don't I shut my mouth and respect that it's her blog and she gets to say what she wants, naturally.

Riiiight.

MadisonMan said...

Penn State over Wisconsin!

chickelit said...

Penn State over Wisconsin!

Crime pays?

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Sir Ahoyness, if I may, Cornershop talked about them dancing too.

Brim Full Of Asha

Humperdink said...

Just returned home from Penn State's OT win over Wisconsin. Coldest game I have ever attended. 30 mph steady wind. Great win for the Penn State players. Bill O'Brien is a heck of coach - hope he stays.

If crime paid, Penn State would be going to a bowl. If crime paid, Penn State wouldn't be docked a boatload of scholarships for the next 4 years. If crime paid, Penn State's underclassmen wouldn't be subject to on campus recruiting by other D-1 schools until Aug 2013.

I should add the Wisconsin fans in attendance were well behaved - all 6 of them (but I exaggerate).

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Hey anyone retweeteed Iowahawk about his book?

If not, for any reason, we all die screaming.

Our one hope, helpfully comic, is Iowahawk.

He needs only two things, quite minimal as it were.

1. Get on Twitter.

2. Re Tweet you will pay $3 for his book, described as nothing short of absolute prescient genius such the world hasn't read from none other than WFB.

Sign up now: Show Iowahawk you care, like Obama voters KNOW Obama cares.

Chip Ahoy said...

An aquarium with a solid base acts as a room divider jutting out like a peninsula creating a substantial space. And two angelfish have grown quite large and unevolutionarily ornamental, which is a disappointment, nonetheless they're a couple of characters. They tend to position themselves facing me directly on whichever of the three sides I go.

When I go by I touch the glass and they don't move. I stick my finger in the water and they come up to it. My whole hand in there is nothing alarming at all. I smack the surface and they come up to investigate what I'm doing up there. I'll splash the water and they just hover right there not moving. I'll stick my whole face right in front of them and neither of them hardly move at all. I touch them and they turn around and regard the touching finger and taste it.

So I drew circles on my arms like octopus suckers very close together all the way down to my fingertips then went up to the aquarium end and stuck my face right up against the shortest piece of glass at the end of the glass peninsula and the fish just hovered there in front of me face to face unfazed then I lifted my arms up and wrapped the whole aquarium 3/4 around both fish encompassing both of them on my side of the glass and pressed my arms and fingers against the glass and the took off like two torpedoes to the opposite end. Psyche!

Now they back watching me tell you this.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

This is not a repost.

As a dog, dogfighting is the one thing amongst the dreck I abhor without reason within proximity to human suffering.

To dogs dogging my Barnett Doggings are:

Hey anyone retweeteed Iowahawk about his book?

If not, for any reason, we all die screaming.

Our one hope, helpfully comic, is Iowahawk.

He needs only two things, quite minimal as it were.

1. Get on Twitter.

2. Re Tweet you will pay $3 for his book, described as nothing short of absolute prescient genius such the world hasn't read from none other than WFB.

Sign up now: Show Iowahawk you care, like Obama voters KNOW Obama cares.

chrisnavin.com said...

Again, it's all about you Inga. I would respect your boundaries a bit more if even in your solipsism, you didn't adhere to a political ideology that you assume is best for everyone else...

...or that at least you made better arguments for it and engaged in less self-righteous aggrandizing.

chrisnavin.com said...

Again, you're not as bad as Ritmo, that Montana bad boy who understands deep Putumayo world rhythms and the will of the people.

He can really crap all over a thread.

Inga said...

Huh? Chrisnavin, Edutcher brought up a scenario in which Ann and I had a cat fight, I was merely replying to him. I stated an observation of mine as to what has happened on the occasions that Althouse has dared to write a blog post that veers away quite significantly from the usual conservative stuff.

Danno said...

In looking back at Althouse's first blog posts back in 2004, I saw she originally had another name for the blog. It just so happens, I saw an article that talks about "marginalia" in the electronic age.

Gadget of the Week | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2012

The New Marginalia

By NATHANIEL WICE | MORE ARTICLES BY AUTHOR
Margin notes and dog-eared text are proving remarkably resilient in the digital age.
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The turned-down corners and scribblings in the pages of a well-read text seem as out of place in our age of e-books as the library's card catalog. How can you dog-ear an iPad? But these signs of readerly engagement are proving remarkably resilient on the Internet.

First there is the highbrow. The University of Texas, home to many authors' papers, offers a close, online look at how David Foster Wallace marked up multiple drafts of a chapter of his posthumously published novel, The Pale King (shown below). The Website of the school's cultural archives (hrc.utexas.edu) also shows early marginalia from UT's copy of the Gutenberg Bible.

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Websites: hrc.utexas.edu; touchpress.com; strandbooks.tumblr.com


App developers are getting in on the act, too: The Waste Land for iPad, a $14 app from Touch Press (touchpress.com), displays Ezra Pound's pointed notations on the manuscript of T.S. Eliot's masterpiece.

Then there is the social—the sharing of margin notes. Apple's iBooks and Amazon's Kindle each can tag passages that catch your eye, or perhaps a turn of phrase that made you chuckle. We were surprised to notice we had left quite a trail through the Neal Stephenson cyber-thriller Reamde—words like gallimaufry and proprioception—and were delighted to see we could Tweet, post to Facebook, text, or e-mail the notes from within the iBooks app. Amazon's Kindle even tracks the most popular highlights across all readers and lets you follow favorite readers. For better or worse, the most commonly highlighted bits are self-help aphorisms.

The famed Strand Book Store in New York offers a combo of highbrow and social: a blog with quirky photos of underlined passages in used books passing through the store (strandbooks.tumblr.com). Consider this annotation in a copy of The Echo Maker, by Richard Powers: "The mind can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." We'll make a mental note of that.

Nathaniel Wice is a tech entrepreneur and free-lance writer.

E-mail: editors@barrons.com

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Mark Twain is shitting his Heavenly things of under when thinking Up There of Iowahawk motivated.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Doggie Yin/Puppy Yang.

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Mitchell the Bat said...

Last night I finally got around to seeing the episode of The Sopranos where Tony and Ralphie have a meaningful dialogue concerning the demise of Pie-O-My.

Yeesh.

Richard Fagin said...

I'm sure they're just playing. At least I hope so. For sheer horror, nothing I've ever been close to was the fights my Great Dane started with another Dane I got from a rescue group last year. They were going to kill each other, and my old Dane got the worst of it. She was covered in stitches and staples, and had a drainage tube in her head after the last of the fights. I had to break that one up by getting in the middle of it and biting her nose to get her to let go of the other dog. Nothing else worked, even beating her over the head.

There's a special place in Hell for Michael Vick and his dog fighting buddies. I hope I never see such a thing again.

Paco Wové said...

Chip A. -
Cichlids (the group to which angelfish belong) are the only aquarium fish I ever kept that seemed to have the slightest interest or awareness of the world beyond the glass. In my youth I had a Jack Dempsey in a tank in my bedroom, and it would follow me about the room as best it could. It also seemed to assume that anything breaking the water surface might as well be thought of as food, so I generally put my whole fist in to keep it from clamping down on a finger. The bite was not painful - Dempseys are rather underpowered in the tooth department - but could still be startlingly strong.

Once a returned home after having been off at some youthful activity for a few days, and the Dempsey's behavior had changed completely. It now spent most of its time hiding in the weeds, and only struck at food that had sunk well below the surface. My brother admitted, after I marvelled at this change, that at one point he had stuck his finger into the water to see what would happen. The Dempsey clamped down, and my brother's jerk reflex took over, and the fish sailed out of the tank and onto the carpet. It apparently took some minutes (well, it was probably seconds, but he described it as minutes) to get the panicked fish into a net (the fish was about 8" long, as I remember) and back into the tank.

The fish eventually recovered from the experience. Outwardly, at least. Who knows what emotional scars remained.

Aridog said...

Dante said...

I suppose we get involved, and somehow we start caring.

Your original post said it all, in my opinion. You didn't start caring, you acted with courage and became part of the event. Then you did at least some of us a favor by sharing honestly what you felt. As I said before, thank you for that.

reformed trucker said...

"Why should Ann and I have a cat fight?" - Inga

You're right; mud wrestling would be much better.