January 13, 2013

"I'm amused that right after 'potato, my penis droops' up pops Quayle."

I say, in the laughing-in-bed first-post-of-the-morning. 

Quayle is a regular commenter here, but — who knows, on the internet? — it might be Dan Quayle.



Quayle responds: "I carry the blood of polygamists in my veins. So one should expect that sort of thing, I guess." He adds: "I took the name from my great grandfather, pictured here surrounded by some new friends."



That's a photograph of taken at the Utah Penitentiary in 1889, showing men arrested under the Edmunds-Tucker Act, explained here. Included in the photo is John C. Bennett, who "taught a doctrine of 'spiritual wifery'":
He and associates sought to have illicit sexual relationships with women by telling them that they were married "spiritually," even if they had never been married formally, and that the Prophet approved the arrangement.
That wasn't the correct doctrine, and Bennett got excommunicated, and then he "toured the country speaking against the Latter-day Saints and published a bitter anti-Mormon exposé charging the Saints with licentiousness."

Here's John C. Bennett in happier days...



... posing like Napoleon:

15 comments:

edutcher said...

As long as Quayle's bird doesn't quail, it's OK.

Ann Althouse said...

I say, in the laughing-in-bed first-post-of-the-morning.

You mention once your penchant for bottomless blogging and most of the guys here started fantasizing.

I guess all your blogging is for Meade now.

ricpic said...

Even in prison stripes they wore bow ties. Talk about strong superegos.

Patrick said...

It struck me that clicking on the "Quayle (the commenter" tag is akin to quayle hunting.

Last week, when I saw the "Patrick (the commenter)" tag, I was oddly happy about it.

Lem said...

I see Napoleon has the red streak Chip picked up on the other night... (@ 1/11/13 10:04 PM)

The Batoni oil painting depicts the historic moment that Duke Leopold of Tuscany reached into his brother's chest and pulled out his heart. He quipped dramatically and unemotionally, "Well. I'll be. You do have one of these after all." Whereupon the Emperor fell dead. The duke wiped his hand on his jacket and the red streak look became the fashion of the court thereafter.

Is that amusing or what?

Lem said...

Look at me... doing my own version of the Great Chip... hitting an infield pop up and calling my own infield fly rule?

And I'm not even talking about insect politics.

Ann Althouse said...

Edutcher is showing symptoms of koro.

Ann Althouse said...

Lem, on the other hand  — the one that's not stuck inside his jacket — is exhibiting a new culture-specific syndrome, not yet listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, that might called ChipAhhoids. The culture this is specific to is the Althouse comments community, and the symptoms include a persistent antsiness about the propensity of commenter Chip Ahoy to show up and say or do something that is more lovably creative than whatever it is you've just done.

Lem said...

I'm just looking out the corner of my eye.

sydney said...

Now, that Napoleon in his study is a portrait. I bet the artist made him prettier than he really was, and manlier (the bulge in his culottes is rather prominent, no?) His left hand does have a strange twist to it, but it looks like he is clutching something - gold coins?

ricpic said...

All that counts is what The Blonde thinks and she thinks edutcher has Kong!

Lem said...

Chip mentioned a recipe of an idea I had given him the other day.

While I thought that that was nice... and thoughtful it immediately occurred to me that it was not by great effort on his part.

I could not minimise the idea I gave him any more than it already is, but thats why it resonates with me... and why I'm bringing it up... and have gone over what I'm trying to say.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that Chip didn't think the idea was ridiculous? and even if it was he made something out of it? and turned that into some kind of validation for me... maybe validation is the wrong word... but whatever it was its priceless.

So... I don't mind if he is more creative... not really.

Ann Althouse said...

"(the bulge in his culottes is rather prominent, no?)"

His entire belly is so prominent that I've got to assume tastes were very different then.

sydney said...

Here's why his belly is so prominent.

(The gold thing in his left hand might be an official stamp, he was such a hard worker, doggone it. Stayed up all night, to 4:30AM sometimes, even outlasting his candles, writing his codes, etc until the paper fell down on the floor, there was so much of it)

edutcher said...

Ann Althouse said...

Edutcher is showing symptoms of koro.

Nasty, dear.

Baron Zemo said...

Hey we are all animal activists here so please cease and desist in the clubbing of trained Althouse Seals.

Thank you.