December 20, 2012

At the Snow-Romp Café...



... hey, there!

27 comments:

Nena's 99 Luftballons Song said...

Yaay !!

Paul Zrimsek said...

Want to prove you're even more pissed off at the Westboro Baptist Church than everyone else is? Sign a meaningless petition to get them "legally recognized as a hate group"! All the cool kids are doing it.

Fprawl said...

Better than Elf on Shelf.
How about Spouse on a Mouse. 2 inches tall, and can talk.
“The garbage hasn’t been taken out yet.”
“That sidewalk isn’t going to shovel itself”
“Are you still on Facebook?”
“Warcraft, again? Are you kidding me?”

edutcher said...

Hi, Aunt Ann. Y'know I love coming over here.

Back there, I'm just one of the dawgz.

DADvocate said...

Zeus is a great name for a big dog. When I was growing up our neighbors had a German Shepard named Duke. Perfect. The dog was regal as well as dignified and tough like John Wayne. You didn't mess with Duke.

Beta Rube said...

This morning on the radio I heard that Milwaukee County could save over 100,00,000.00 by paying the 2k per worker Obamacare penalty and dropping the health plan for County employees.

Considering the enthusiastic support, financial and otherwise that public sector unions, including teacher unions, gave to Obama, I think this is a great idea.

rhhardin said...

Rush thinks guttural means in the gutter.

He's not a throat guy.

traditionalguy said...

Romper room and a snow-romp reveal that a childlike glee is taking over as the snow storm approaches Meadehouse.

A white Christmas and then ski hikes must be exciting you. Have fun.

jacksonjay said...

If I buy something from Amazon, can we have an Anne Hathaway Vulva Cafe?

edutcher said...

DADvocate said...

Zeus is a great name for a big dog. When I was growing up our neighbors had a German Shepard named Duke. Perfect. The dog was regal as well as dignified and tough like John Wayne. You didn't mess with Duke.

That's how The Duke got his nickname.

Beta Rube said...

Yikes!! Long time Wisconsin Sweetheart, Olympic athlete Suzy Hamilton was working as a high priced escort in Vegas!! Who knew?

http://www.jsonline.com/sports/etc/report-olympian-hamilton-worked-for-escort-service-nj83v7j-184293031.html

NotquiteunBuckley said...

By 2014 John Boehner will be the biggest spender in the history of congress.

By 2016 Dems will say they were for "responsible" cuts all along but Boehner wanted to spend crony dollars for all his buddies so he wasted via fraud and abuse trillions of dollars.

Freeman Hunt said...

If eyes could bleed from gazing upon ugly things, I'd be sitting in a red pool. Online furniture shopping.

Do people who design furniture have no sense of proportion?

Freeman Hunt said...

Yesterday I wanted regular, golden Christmas lights, but the store didn't have them, so I bought the Warm White LEDs instead. I can now warmly signal the ISS from my dining room.

Freeman Hunt said...

How did that Elf on the Shelf company convince so many people to tell their kids that a doll was really a spy from Santa who would be living in the house for a month? That's insane.

Freeman Hunt said...

Google says this is the 200th anniversary of Grimm's Fairy Tales!

Patrick said...

My birthday today. Too close to Christmas? Nope. My parents (ok, mostly Mom) did a real good job incorporating my birthday into the family Christmas tradition. Now, my kids do it. Lots of fun!

Patrick said...

Man, what a shocking story This is.

She was quite a runner at the UW back in the day.

edutcher said...

Many happy returns, Patrick, and good for your mom.

The Blonde's mother was born the 23rd and always resented it.

Patrick said...

Thanks!

Patrick said...

And happy birthday to your wife.

TA said...

Excellent dog. How old is this dog?

Freeman Hunt said...

Happy birthday, Patrick!

This is the real name of a real piece of furniture:

Habersham Plantation Corporation Living Room Toujours Bookcase

If you can't pick one name, just pick 'em all.

Freeman Hunt said...

A lot of these furniture places don't list prices. Right. We're shopping online, so naturally we want to come down to your place and haggle with you for every chair and shelf. No.

Patrick said...

Thanks Freeman.

Shopping for furniture is kind of ridiculous in the brick and mortar world too. We go into these huge buildings, with lots of mini-set ups with huge pieces, the vast majority of which would literally not fit through our doors (old doors). Before our addition, we looked for a hide-a-bed but needed it to have less than 30" in at least one dimension. We had our choice of 3 out of their entire (huge) inventory. At least it made our decision easier.

Clyde said...

This is one of the strangest stories I've read recently:

Sword-wielding woman on suicide watch

Orange County deputies say woman brought sword into Orlando mosque

ORLANDO, Fla. -

A woman carrying a 2-foot-long sword is on suicide watch on Thursday after she was arrested on charges of entering a mosque on the campus of a private Orlando school on Wednesday.

Dominique Vianneyte Eloi, 47, was arrested on charges of possession of a weapon on school grounds, disrupting a school function and aggravated assault with a weapon. Her first appearance has been rescheduled for Friday morning.

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, Eloi drove onto the campus of Leaders Preparatory School on North Goldenrod Road near East Colonial Drive and North Chickasaw Trail and got out of her car carrying a 2-foot-long sword.

An employee asked the woman what she was doing, but she did not respond, authorities said. Deputies said Eloi didn't speak English and had several identifications on her, including one from Arizona.

The school was placed on lockdown, and the worker called authorities.

Deputies later spotted Eloi walking out of the mosque, and she was arrested.

"I have no idea who she is or why she chose to come here," said Iman Mohammed Musri, of the Islamic Society of Central Florida. "I tried to speak to her, but she didn't respond to anything, she started speaking German."

No one was injured in the incident.

An investigation is ongoing, and deputies said it's unclear why Eloi went to the campus. It's also not known if she has any ties to anyone at the school or mosque.

Jail officials said Eloi, who's being held on no bond, has been uncooperative.

According to the school's website, one of its goals is to "provide a comprehensive Islamic education combined with a general studies curriculum."

This is bizarre on a couple of levels. First the woman's last name, Eloi, is one of the two far futuristic races in H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. Also, she appears carrying a sword, with a handful of fake IDs, speaking German (according to the Mosque guy, who probably is fluent in Arabic but may or may not accurately recognize German) but not English. This is the exact sort of thing that someone taking part in "Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day" (December 8th) would do, minus the sword, of course. Wrong weaponry for the era, wrong language for the country, although it wouldn't surprise me if she was actually speaking Frisian or something closer to Dutch than German (and thus closer to, but not quite, English). If you're going to do it, do it right, and Frisian would be just wrong enough.

However, Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day was a couple of weeks ago, so I'll let you draw your own conclusions.

The authorities should probably listen to her if she starts talking about Skynet and Terminators, though. Just sayin'...

Freeman Hunt said...

We go into these huge buildings, with lots of mini-set ups with huge pieces

No kidding. The word furniture kept making me think of was "bloated." Looks like most couches and chairs have been steadily dipping into the cheese straws for the last eighteen months.

Additionally, if you can't fill its shelves with books, a thing is not a bookcase.