January 19, 2013

At the Swan Lake Café...

Untitled

... you were right. Those really were swans out there on icy Lake Mendota this afternoon.

38 comments:

XRay said...

There is something wrong with the site. Nothing loads beyond the Gatsby.

Ann Althouse said...

Looks okay to me...

Hagar said...

X-Ray is right.
And the Gatsby only loads the heading.

Herb said...

I get the same as XRay...

Ann Althouse said...

Try it now.

There was some weird extra code in that post (from cutting and pasting out of Word).

edutcher said...

So now we know what you two crazy kids were doing at the Winter Light Cafe.

A little pas de deux.

PS Never forget, there's a lot of embedded code in MS Word documents.

PPS I had some typing trouble in the Belize thread. Something weird going on with Blogger?

ricpic said...

When a swan falls in does it drown, does it drown?
When a swan falls in does it drown?
Don't you walk out dare, play the clown, play the clown.
Let the swan walk dare, play the clown.

Palladian said...

Ah, a chance to use one of my favorite words:

cygnet!

traditionalguy said...

Save the Swans!

traditionalguy said...

The 30 odd swans at Stratford, Ontario's lake are taken in during the winter and kept in their bird building with food and water awaiting the Spring thaw when they are herded back into the lake.

But be careful Meade, Swans are dangerous attack birds. especially towards other swans.

edutcher said...

The geese haven't left NE OH, either.

Weird winter.

PS Anent Ann's dream, Insta has an item on our President of Vice, in which he proclaims he's proud to be President Of The United States.

Maybe there's something to it.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

That that do do fights fights.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Would that do that do do fight fights.

Then.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Billy Beck, the "Flycatching" something or other from "Stir Crazy" is the best actor who lived.

Ever.

Some actors died in the womb and hence never "lived" per the parlance of your times.

Opinions other than mine shall meet with reactions despondency will recollect.

Palladian said...

As various crises beset my house, I feel the need once again to suggest the purchase of one (or more) of my prints and drawings, to those of you who have already purchased items through the Althouse Amazon portal.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

You see, sincerely, that I want to not cant.

But those billions of deaths, human or close enough to that that you should think of other than do do, murder better than other than e. coli or A. flu or HIV.

As I've said before,
but in poem,
Nagasaki me.

Astro said...

Where are the other 4 swans?
Is Meade skimping on your Christmas gifts?

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Shit has killed more than all humans.

It wasn't shit's goal.

So killing is less than shit as an ethos and the British, with one "t" as it were, have guided the way behind the Jews.

Let's all spread the opposite of shit which is indeed life and something we call all be Buckley about.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

I'm sorry I spoke so brashly and forget the best humans to walk the Earth, in terms other than racist or Republican (you bigoted shithead for making me add in this cunt/shit/democrat parenthesis) are my Irish heritage cousins and brothers and mothers and fathers.

That's right little ones, us little Irish saved the world.

And if you make us, we might not do it again. So tremble and shake and rattle and roll and bounce and flow and most of all, advance.


Advancing is Reagan to your Obama.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_the_Irish_Saved_Civilization

Cahill doesn't so much argue a case as accumulate evidence and figure out a way to remain credible without alienated neighbors.

He alienates no one but me.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

I quite doubt you know or understand.

This is a quote, a quote a person was paid currency for, as far as I know:

"Is Mr. Cahill's theory correct? One senses a touch of hyperbole when he says that the Irish "singlehandedly re-founded European civilization throughout the continent."

Yeah, you pay me, and I will quote better quotes than the furtivest imaginest sparklin' pseudofuckwitwannabepipedreamingestness words than he was paid for.

I will go chopphadickoffame and claim gender discrimination faster than you can respond*

.

*No, I can't.

Dante said...

Long ago I read a note that "Nature abhores a straight line," in a book. And ever since then I've been trying to find straight lines in shadows from palm trees, etc. But those do look like straight lines in nature.

Laura said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
NotquiteunBuckley said...

Once the Irish do what we did, with one hand, only one, what are we to do beyond be put in a position to save the world again?

At some point, don't you pagans worry we might not be up to it? And barbarism returns?

We are stupid and less wealthy and less longevative and less worthy; unless we join a solid union.

Union folks ain't got any worries besides transparency that I know.

Union folks and clients and executives are all sittin' fabled cat bird seat.

Laura said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Synova said...

I attempted to buy something through your Amazon portal. Is there anything else to it other than clicking on the link here? If not, then it probably worked. (It was really really cheap, though. If I knew anyone at all with a baby I'd have got some of those mustache pacifiers!)

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Since the history I know, of a very high achieving person who made an effort to be kind and friendly I will never forget, was a student and then friend of Paul fucking Campos, this is needed to be addressed:

Campos wanted Insta fired because Campos is a misleader of epic misleading proportions.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit-archive/archives/021069.php

This isn't even what I'm thinking about, which is a theory of the I Pundit that says if we can assassinate with Congress then think about it like Congress has and don't call for the termination of G. R.'s fucking God be damned employment.

For fucking goddamned once you fucking soul-envious ass-spreading shitstorms.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Better than Hitchens, in that I acknowledge other beings are human that are, I applaud "The Office" as a show well completed.

I've seen it on Netflix and fallen into the love, as they might say, will the idea of Jim and Pam.

God Bless us, each and everyone.

pm317 said...

Does anybody know what this is all about? -- CNN reporter writing letters to obama everyday? Crazy!

pm317 said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
kentuckyliz said...

unbuckley...drinking, apparently.

I joined the NRA Saturday. The only time I have ever held a gun was posing for this picture.

I never joined in the shooting games at the farm (although I should have).

Good going POTUS.

Maybe that should be his stimulus plan: threaten executive orders to suppress various industries and products, and then sales will spike. He could spend the rest of his term doing this and revive the economy!

The almost-broken-window strategy.

Paco Wové said...

CNN reporter writing letters to obama everyday

My goodness. That's really fucking weird.

This poor man must have an empty Obama-shaped void within his soul.

kentuckyliz said...

I changed my profile pic to honor my moment of joining the NRA.

chickelit said...

CNN reporter writing letters to obama everyday...

I'll bet Mr. Foreskin's love is unrequited--yet he persists.

Paco Wové said...

"I'll bet Mr. Foreskin's love is unrequited"

It is. It helps to give the story an even creepier "Children's letters to God" aspect.

Aridog said...

kentuckyliz said...

I changed my profile pic to honor my moment of joining the NRA.

Yee Gawd...you choose the androgynous Lady Gaga? You're joking, right? Man, there really AREbetter representative choices.

":-))

Kelly said...

Swans taught me that beauty and evil often go hand in hand. We were walking our Scottish terrier along a river in Germany, when a German Shepard puppy came charging out of nowhere. The dog jumped in the water and was swimming around when some swans came after it, expanded their wings and began slapping the puppies head under water. My dog was upset, slipped his leash and jumped in to save the puppy. He got his head slapped, but it gave the puppy time to get out of the water. Once the pup was safe, my dog got out too. That Scotty was the best dog ever.

Paco Wové said...

"Swans taught me that beauty and evil often go hand in hand"

Death by swan