March 13, 2013

At the Dog-Tired Café...

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... you can flop anywhere you want.

43 comments:

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Awwwww, Sweet baby.

Toy

edutcher said...

So Abby is Catholic (hey, St Barnyard, after all) and wore herself out handicapping the conclave.

Good dog, you've earned a rest.

rcocean said...

Can we do belly-flops or just flip-flop?

Lem said...

Oh, thank dog...

That new pope got old quick.

Marshal said...

MORE PUBLIC SCHOOL INSANITY: Wisconsin Educrats Encourage Students To Wear “White Privilege” Wristbands. Hey, maybe we can get yellow stars for the Jews, too. Fun for everyone!

Posted at 8:41 am by Glenn Reynolds


No follow up on a Wisconsin based Instapundit story?

pm317 said...

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

pm317 said...

I think Ann is really in love with this Abby gal..

rcocean said...

This is one bitch we all can love.

pm317 said...

But…there was one exception to that. My dad. He called that night and said simply this – “I told you to go to medical school.”

pm317 said...

Yes.. I agree. I am not a dog person but I love this dog.. something about her bigness plus puppyness. And she seems so vulnerable.

Pogo said...

I was concerned about animator and pop-up book and commenter extraordinaire Chip Ahoy when I read this on Instapundit:

Chip Heals Self After Blast From Frickin’ Laser.

Yipe!

Freeman Hunt said...

There are a lot of things I like about the iPad, but using an iPad is also a lot like using a broken laptop.

"Oh, this page's menus don't work with the iPad."
"Oops, this popup photo makes the iPad scroll jump around."
"iPad can't play this video."
"Yipes, can't do Flash."
"Not registering touches on this form."
"Ah, it reloaded the page again and lost all my data."
"No printing without a branded printer... Unless I trick it by printing through the Google cloud."

It's sort of stupid for a smart device.

wyo sis said...

Freeman
And all this time I thought it was me!

Muhammad Amir said...

He was up for a good game of tug before he was eight weeks old and he wasted no time flexpetz.com in settling into our home and devising his own agility course -- zooming around, over and under the tables and chairs in our living and dining rooms!

Julius Reincarnate said...

Big puppy all exhausted from alphabetizing the DVDs???

I'm sorry, but Jane Jacobs does not comport with neatly-shelved alphabetized DVDs. She would, I imagine, accept the DVDs falling where they may.

edutcher said...

Freeman, some of that stuff sounds browser-specific ("Oh, this page's menus don't work with the iPad."...
"Yipes, can't do Flash."), but the Apple architecture is pretty unforgiving.

The Blonde gave me a Samsung Galaxy Tablet for Christmas and it's great. I've read that, if anybody can knock apple down, it's Samsung and I can believe it

jr565 said...

I love how dogs and cats seem to have no conception that they are sleeping at odd angles or on multiple levels and don't seem to mind.

m stone said...

AA: Have you or Meade read the Jacobs book: The Death and Life of Great American Cities?



XRay said...

"... no conception that they are sleeping at odd angles or on multiple levels and don't seem to mind."

I did this as a youth, enjoyed the angles and levels, and had all sorts of conceptions about it, didn't you?

JAL said...

@ Pogo
Chip Heals Self After Blast From Frickin’ Laser

In his kitchen again, fixin' things wot he can eat.

He's fine. Popped right up again.

Merriweather said...

Please give more love to Zeus! Your penchant for the sweet young thing is showing through.

AlanKH said...

Jindal is awesome. Loved this:

"Hard to imagine a better name than “Reince Priebus” to connect with the working class people and show that we aren’t one-percenters."

That name sounds like an auto import, IMO.

Chip Ahoy said...

Did you see the new pope is Abby right away? Or did you suspect before even clicking? Did it take a long time?

I was going to use numbers but that turned out to be 200 frames. Connect the dots were one of my favorite things and I'd look over the whole page for the next number and it'd be clear across the page and I'd go, "shit, it's a giraffe, why not just say that?" And in the end the whole thing would look all jagged and crummy. Never a very good picture, but the idea of a line picture was still interesting even if the numbering system was stupid and the lack of curves unacceptable.

Gene said...

M Stone: AA: Have you or Meade read the Jacobs book: The Death and Life of Great American Cities?

I haven't. But I clicked on the link and discovered that the word "diversity" appears 14 times in four paragraphs. If that excerpt is any indication Jacobs seems to think the main function of a city is provide dwellers with wonderful diversity.

Well, we have all the diversity you can shake a stick at here in Los Angeles and, according to some researchers, it's making the city even more dysfunctional than it already is. In overly diverse cities people don't trust one another, stick to their own and never communicate with anyone else. True, true and true.

Every once in a while the Los Angeles Times (another legendarily out of touch institution around here) will do an informal survey, asking people what they love about the city's wonderful diversity. The interviewees always talk about all the many different kinds of restaurants available, as if that were the purpose of a city--to provide infinitely varied dining experiences to people who eat out every night.

Gene said...

M Stone: AA: Have you or Meade read the Jacobs book: The Death and Life of Great American Cities?

I haven't. But I clicked on the link and discovered that the word "diversity" appears 14 times in four paragraphs. If that excerpt is any indication Jacobs seems to think the main function of a city is provide dwellers with wonderful diversity.

Well, we have all the diversity you can shake a stick at here in Los Angeles and, according to some researchers, it's making the city even more dysfunctional than it already is. In overly diverse cities people don't trust one another, stick to their own and never communicate with anyone else. True, true and true.

Every once in a while the Los Angeles Times (another legendarily out of touch institution around here) will do an informal survey, asking people what they love about the city's wonderful diversity. The interviewees always talk about all the many different kinds of restaurants available, as if that were the purpose of a city--to provide infinitely varied dining experiences to people who eat out every night.

Chip Ahoy said...
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Chip Ahoy said...

That didn't work.

Abby flop at the Dog Tired Café where we're having Nun's Oath Ale.

Paco Wové said...

"all the many different kinds of restaurants available"

Stuff White People Like.
# 7. Diversity.


"White people love ethnic diversity, but only as it relates to restaurants."

I shared an airport shuttle with a woman from Toronto a few months ago. In between describing the glories of the Amalfi coast (from which she had just returned) and her yacht (towards which she was traveling, I surmised) she raved about Toronto's diversity. Diversity diversity diversity, like a mantra... Om mani padme Diversity!

gerry said...

Happy Pi day (3.14).

I am irrational.

pm317 said...

Chip Ahoy, pretty cool!

Paco Wove', I assume she is Canadian. Canadians thing they are liberal and better than Americans but when it comes to actual practice they are perhaps as racist as any European is.

Paco Wové said...

Yes, she was a Loonie. There was another woman on the shuttle – she was from somewhere in the northeast, or Seattle, I can't remember which – who joined in. Washington state was nice, she said, but it lacked Diversity. Diversity is wonderful, isn't it? Yes, that was the great thing about the northeast – the Diversity. Diversity! It was so Diverse, and it was wonderful! They loved loved loved all the Diversity! (The two each had male traveling companions, who were silent throughout.)

AllenS said...

For a while now, I've been trying to understand why someone would get a dog, only to let other people take it to their house.

phx said...

The candidates tournament to select the next challenger to the World Chess Championship begins tomorrow in London. The winner faces WCC Viswanathan Anand later in the year. To get you in the mood, here's a fun anecdote (for chess nerds) from Malcom Pein about Magnus Carlsen from Norway, who has to be considered the favorite:

"Last year I met him in Dublin ... where I mentioned that I was playing a tournament in Norway the week after in a small fishing town called Harstad in the north of the country. I had played there once before in 1995 . I described how the journey to the fringes of the Artic Circle was so tiring I had fallen asleep during one of my games. Quick as flash, with the slightly self-effacing smirk he produces when he knows he is going to freak you out, Carlsen turned to me and said: "Was that the Botvinnik game?" That's chess code for: the game you lost like an idiot while playing against the Botvinnik Variation of the Slav Defence. It gradually dawned on me that he had total recall of a game I played in a totally insignificant tournament 17 years previously. It wasn't even a good game. Magnus hadn't even learnt the rules when it was played. I was so shocked, I couldn't ask him how he could possibly know about it, never mind remember the detail."


Patrick said...

For Pi Day

This chick is a total math geek, but some of her videos are pretty cool. I first saw her stuff at Khan Academy, where I am getting a better grip on calculus. I am convinced that I can learn it better with some effort. We shall see.

Patrick said...

phx - I don't qualify by any stretch as a chess nerd (my nerdiness manifests itself in other ways) but that is a pretty funny anecdote.

My 8 year old likes chess. Any suggestions on a good primer on chess?

traditionalguy said...

Abby looks like she is assuming the good watch dog position. She is headed downhill to get up momentum for her next rescue of the owners.

Or maybe she is a teenager dog.

phx said...

Greetings Patrick. My experience with eight year olds is limited to doing my best to avoid getting my a$$ kicked by one of them in chess; however...

It might take him a year or two to grow into it, but having "Chess Fundamentals" by Jose Capablanca available on your bookshelf when you are young and looking for a good chess book to improve your play just might be the magic touch you are looking for.

You can order it at Amazon through Ann's portal for $9.99 and it is eligible for FREE super saver shipping. Good luck to your nephew!

Erika said...

Paco--your shuttle friend doth protest too much, I think. I always laugh at the "Look at me; I'm not racist! You can tell because I never shut up about race!" people.

And to say that Washington State lacks diversity is ridiculous. Eastern Washington is full of Native Americans and Hispanics as well as whites. Pugetopolis is very diverse, particularly from Asia, although there are racial/ethnic concentrations in different areas.

Bellevue: Russians
Federal Way, Tacoma: Blacks
Kitsap County: Philippinos
Spanaway: Chamorros from Guam/Saipan
Seattle: a jillion Asians (Cambodians, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Thai)
All over the place: Native Americans

phx said...

Jeepers, why did I think Patrick was talking about his NEPHEW fercripessake?

Sorry, Patrick. Good luck to your son or daughter.

Patrick said...

Thanks phx. Maybe I can get one for my nephew too! It's my son, btw.

TosaGuy said...

"I haven't. But I clicked on the link and discovered that the word "diversity" appears 14 times in four paragraphs. If that excerpt is any indication Jacobs seems to think the main function of a city is provide dwellers with wonderful diversity."

The book was written in 1961. My impression was what she meant by diversity was a mix of all socio-economic groups, not minority groups. Her thesis is that neighborhood stratification is what kills cities.

I don't agree with all of her points, but I do think that micro-planning in cities wastes resources and is intended to stratify.

An issue right now where I live is the growing population of hip-yupsters wants to ban chain restaurants from a certain street via zoning ordinances. They cite all sorts of supporting local business crapola (easily refutable), but what they really want is to reduce the people of lower economic classes from visiting or working in their part of town.

"Urban planning" is the way these progs segregate themselves from others.

chrisnavin.com said...

Allen, these dogs are on a photo shoot. They're famous.

Paul Ciotti said...

Tosa Guy: An issue right now where I live is the growing population of hip-yupsters wants to ban chain restaurants from a certain street via zoning ordinances. They cite all sorts of supporting local business crapola (easily refutable), but what they really want is to reduce the people of lower economic classes from visiting or working in their part of town.

"Urban planning" is the way these progs segregate themselves from others.


Twenty five years ago when they were planning the subway for Los Angeles, the Fairfax area opposed it for fear black kids from South Central would take the subway to their part of town to do purse snatches on old ladies. Congressman Henry Waxman even got a federal law passed to forbid construction of a subway through his part of town based on the alleged likelihood of methane explosion.

Now of course he's begging for a subway there because traffic is so bad on the west side no one can back out of his driveway at rush hour.