February 15, 2013

"Here you go — I left in a seed to give it that fresh-squeezed look."

Says Meade, just now.

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37 comments:

rehajm said...

A quality sales job, if not a quality glass of juice.

Bob said...

Sherlock Holmes pastiche idea: Ann Althouse and the Adventure of the One Orange Pip.

ricpic said...

Is that iced coffee in the tall glass? In February? Can't be. But then what is it? Cocoa?

Ann Althouse said...

"A quality sales job, if not a quality glass of juice."

That was a great glass of juice, are you kidding? Do you know anything about fresh-squeezed orange juice?

Ann Althouse said...

"Is that iced coffee in the tall glass? In February? Can't be. But then what is it? Cocoa?"

It's hot espresso with hot whole milk. Coffee milk. Hot. In a glass.

Ann Althouse said...

It's not like he put an orange seed in a glass of unfresh juice from a carton.

It was fresh-squeezed orange juice — new, improved, with that fresh-squeezed orange juice look.

(As Meade put it.)

Mitchell the Bat said...

I've been visiting some discussion boards on physical fitness and it seems to be the thing, these days, for guys to take off their shirt and snap a photo of themselves in the mirror.

rehajm said...

Do you know anything about fresh-squeezed orange juice?

I know it's not supposed to have seeds in it.

Bob said...

Wow, three replies from Althouse defending Meade's orange-squeezing abilities. How about lemons, though? (obscure musical reference, there).

Meade said...

I could have said I left in a a small embryonic plant enclosed in a covering, the product of the ripened ovule of gymnosperm and angiosperm plants which occurs after fertilization and some growth within the mother plant.

But I was afraid that might have seemed unappetizing.

edutcher said...
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edutcher said...

And, yes, she leaves the house with that fresh-squeezed look.

Bob said...

Wow, three replies from Althouse defending Meade's orange-squeezing abilities. How about lemons, though? (obscure musical reference, there).

It's because his Althouse-squeezing abilities are that much better.

EDH said...

Surprised Althouse hasn't posted on that stranded cruise ship towed to the port of Mobile...

Oh, Mama, can this really be the end?
Stuck outside of Mobile
With the "floating petri dish" blues again

Rusty said...

OK. Hobbs can squeeze an orange whoop-dee-doo. Get back to us when he can GROW an orange in Madison.

AllenS said...

If I was there, I'd reach right in the cup and using my fingers I'd fish it out for you.

Chip Ahoy said...

How do limes not have seeds? I did ask the almighty internet and it seemed to say sometimes you do get a rare seed and plant it and everything else is about grafting and other propagation possibilities and some flowers don't need seeds, or just saying parthenocarpic plant skirts the answer. That's saying it doesn't have to. Okay. So then how do I get a lime orchard, before scientific techniques were known, plant a row or limes? Break off a twig? What is the point of a fruit for a plant if it doesn't feed a seed? Are limes a product of science? It doesn't make sense for a plant to expend energy to flower and fruit without a seed being involved.

This is the sort of thing I'd ask a teacher and she'd look at me and I'd sit there and think, oh shit while she formulated a response for a perfect little idiot. I saw that look a couple times.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

Chip Ahoy said...

Did you say something? I was oranging my sock drawer.

Chip S. said...

Looks tangy.

Chip Ahoy said...

the re-oranged sock drawer is over there by the lemon tree I planted from seeds a couple years ago, I think, and now it's six feet tall. Except there are a few orange seeds in there too so I'm not positive, but pretty sure, it's a lemon tree. It's a single branch that shoots straight up off the side of another thing. So it divided way down there. I pinched it at five feet and it ignored it and kept right on growing straight up. It drops leaves and grows them back. I'm very proud of it, that the group stayed alive better than an avocado group did.

Rusty said...

AllenS said...
If I was there, I'd reach right in the cup and using my fingers I'd fish it out for you.

Just strain it through your teeth.

Hows the Jeep?

Meade said...

Jeep S.? or Jeep Ahoy?

Ann Althouse said...

I like the idea of buying all orange socks and then waiting and waiting for the day when someone asks you why all your socks are orange, so you can make Chip Ahoy's pun: I like to keep my sock drawer well-oranged.

gadfly said...

I didn't know that you could buy orange juice with seeds left in it. What is the brand?

chickelit said...

Spremuta d'arancia con semi are the words Meade was looking for.

Everything sounds better in Italian.

rhhardin said...

Try Snapple diet peach tea (64oz bottle kind) mixed 3:1 with Ocean Spray diet cranberry juice (also 64oz bottle).

traditionalguy said...

Professor, that orange sock line was the worst pun ever written. It knocked my socks off on this well squeezed and seeded morning after.

Rusty said...

Meade said...
Jeep S.? or Jeep Ahoy?

AllenS's Jeep.

Palladian said...

"Here you go — I left in a seed to give it that fresh-squeezed look."

Funny, I said the exact same thing to someone last night, although the circumstances were entirely different...

Ann Althouse said...

"Funny, I said the exact same thing to someone last night, although the circumstances were entirely different..."

How do you know what our circumstances were?

ken in sc said...

In 1966, our high school band marched in the Orange Bowl parade. I played trombone. On the bus trip down, we stopped at a rest stop on the Florida turnpike. I ordered a glass of fresh squeezed Florida orange juice. It was watery and thin with clumps of pulp and seeds. I was disappointed.

Another thing that happened, was as I was looking out an open window of the bus in Miami, an old guy outside asked me if I wanted a free ticket. I said, “Sure.” He gave me card that said 'Free Ticket' on one side, and read , 'it's not good for anything, but it's free' on the other.

Palladian said...

How do you know what our circumstances were?

I was peering through your window.

Palladian said...

And, may I just add, you both look great in Lurex!

AllenS said...

Re: AllenS's Jeep.

I'm on to plan B. Having completed the new front brake caliper replacement, I'm also replacing the lines from the master cylinder to the proportioning valve. When sitting for 2 days there is a leak down by the proportioning valve from the lines from the MC. Big work stuff ahead.

Big mistake:

Stainless steel lines seemed like such a good idea. I've learned since then that they are not pliable at all. Best to go with someone who sells nickel/copper lines. More pliable -- mo better.

wyo sis said...

Fresh squeezed orange juice was the ultimate luxury for us when I was growing up. If we had it once a year we were lucky.

SOJO said...

Freshly squeezed orange juice is like my crack cocaine.

Rusty said...

AllenS said...
Re: AllenS's Jeep.

I'm on to plan B. Having completed the new front brake caliper replacement, I'm also replacing the lines from the master cylinder to the proportioning valve. When sitting for 2 days there is a leak down by the proportioning valve from the lines from the MC. Big work stuff ahead.

Big mistake:

Stainless steel lines seemed like such a good idea. I've learned since then that they are not pliable at all. Best to go with someone who sells nickel/copper lines. More pliable -- mo better.
I just used the soft steel ones for mine.
Stainless workhardens and if they don't anneal it to soften it up again it is difficult to work with.