January 11, 2014

At the Warm-Feet Café..



... let's get cozy.

42 comments:

madAsHell said...

George H. W. Bush would be proud of those socks.

rhhardin said...

Put the wool over you and the dog both and you'll see cozy.

betamax3000 said...

Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot says:

Yes, Get Cozy, My Child. To Be Cozy is to Rebel Against the Cold World God has Made for You.

betamax3000 said...

Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot says:

Join Me, Little One: as a Law Professor You are Halfway There.

Bob Ellison said...

betamax3000, I gotta say your implementation of Title Case is strange.

betamax3000 said...

Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot says:

I Am the Foremost Bringer of Cruel Neutrality.

ganderson said...

For all you Swedish speakers/dog lovers, courtesy of Ulf Lundell:
http://youtu.be/7riSKli3uDA

"Den Hunden gjorde mej alltid bra"

madAsHell said...

I gotta say your implementation of Title Case is strange.

Leave him alone, he's on a roll, and hilarious.

betamax3000 said...

Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot says:

I Am the World's Foremost Environmental Preservation Demolition Expert: What Shall We Destroy Together, My Child?

betamax3000 said...

Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot says:

Join Me, The World's Foremost Philosopher of Foremost, and I Shall Grant You All of Wisconsin to Do With as You Wish. Think Big, My Child, Think Big, and Without Remorse or Pity: Remorse and Pity are For Those Who Do Not Understand Our Cruel Neutrality.

FleetUSA said...

Nice socks

betamax3000 said...

Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot says:

We Shall Live Freely in Writing, My Little One, Unconstrained By the Forces God Has Set to Dissuade Us. The Pursuit of Happiness: I Wrote That.

Big Mike said...

Looks like a win-win for the Professor and Zeus alike.

But scrolling through the rest of the doggie pictures, ma'am, you are looking awfully cozy with that little dust mop dog.

alan markus said...

How's the Althouse incandescent bulb stash holding up? Looking back a few years, this was a topic here - found close to 20 "light bulb" tags.

Lights Out For America’s Favorite Light Bulb
When industry and environmental groups claim that a regulation will solve all problems, consumers beware. It’s probably green cronyism in disguise.

betamax3000 said...

Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot says:

We Will Warm Our Feet Over the Heated Cries of Those Commenters Who Do Not Comprehend. It Is Important to Keep the Feet Warm. Also: I Made Those Socks; I Understand Your Needs.

betamax3000 said...

Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot says:

Besides Socks, I Also Make Great Mittens in a Variety of Colors. Althouse: Put Your Hands in the Devil's Mittens.

Ann Althouse said...

"How's the Althouse incandescent bulb stash holding up?"

I probably have a lifetime supply. I don't keep a lot of lights on in my house and rarely find myself having to change a bulb.

Ann Althouse said...

I hope I'll live so long that I will run out, but I chose not to oversupply. Tomorrow is my birthday, and I'll be 63. I'd like to live at least 30 more years, but I think the chances are slim.

betamax3000 said...

Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot says:

With the Devil's Mittens your Words Will Pour Like Watery Fire into Your Keyboard: I Shall Be Your Spell-Check, and -- Together -- We Shall Summon QWERTY.

betamax3000 said...

Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot says:

We Must Be Careful When Summoning QWERTY: He Holds the CAPS LOCK of People's Very Souls.

betamax3000 said...

Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot says:

Embrace the Coziness, My Child: We Shall Make Pajama Boy Burn Eternally to Keep You Warm.

betamax3000 said...

Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot says:

Tiger-Mom is Mine.

betamax3000 said...

Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot says:

Lena Dunham Will Be Mine. Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot Likes Nudity.

betamax3000 said...

Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot says:

I like Pina Coladas, and Getting Caught in the Rain: Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot Was Responsible for the Seventies.

William said...

I'm in my early seventies. I have had robust health and a durable back all my life. So it turns out that I won one of the prizes........Fitzgerald said that the two greatest gifts were enormous wealth and physical magnetism. They're ok when you're in your twenties, but health is the glittering prize when you're old.

betamax3000 said...

Seven Foot Concrete Satan Robot says:

My Child, From Your Silence I Gather All of Wisconsin as Your Domain is Not Enough for You. The devil Loves a Hard Bargain: For You I Will Also Toss in Minnesota.

Big Mike said...

@Concrete Satan Robot, you think throwing in Minnesota makes it a better deal?

jacksonjay said...


AG Eric the Red says screw Federalism. What say you?

David said...

This inspired me to buy some socks for my granddaughters.

Althouse Blog--stimulating the economy since 2006.

William said...

That Amiri Baraka fellow didn't know how to count. I'm sure he suffered a few indignities along the way, but his life didn't seem especially accursed. Just the opposite perhaps. We live in a world where people starve to death and mothers maim their children to make them more effective beggars. His burden was having trouble hailing a cab. This put him in a chronic state of aggrieved funk. He didn't know how to count his blessings.....He was, by turns, a black nationalist, a Muslim, and a Communist. Those identities have wildly conflicting ideals and purposes, but they're allied in their mistrust of Western bourgeoise democracies. Western civ was the envelope that rubbed him raw, but it was the only envelope that would mail his message--with franking privileges......I recently saw Beckett's play, Krapp's Last Tape. In that play, the protagonist, who is sixty nine, listens in on tape he made when he was thirty nine. In that tape, the protagonist agonizes over how stupid his younger self was. The present time protagonist agonizes over how stupid his thirty nine year old self was to hate his younger self,and hates himself for hating himself. The glue, the one constant that holds these evolving identities together as they move through time, is self hatred. Perhaps Baraka was able to project all his self hatred on the enveloping society. In that case he didn't make such a bad bargain with life. Bernie Madoff didn't know how to count either, but he lived most of his life as a rich man.

ganderson said...

Big Mike- MN is a wonderful place, sadly now run by lunatics- if I moved back to the Upper Midwest I'd probably live in (shudder) Wisconsin!

ganderson said...

"Western civ was the envelope that rubbed him raw, but it was the only envelope that would mail his message--with franking privileges"

nicely put!

lemondog said...

Tomorrow is my birthday, and I'll be 63. I'd like to live at least 30 more years, but I think the chances are slim.

Happy Birthday tomorrow.

re: 30 more years, you can always reply on, ya know, Obamacare :-/

I get the sense that Meade encourages you into a wider variety of physical activities.

mccullough said...

NFL playoffs today. I think the Colts might take the Patriots.

lemondog said...

Wahoo

Pot Shares Rally 21% to 1,700% as Speculators See Green

alan markus said...

Colorado pot shops likely targets of cartels, say experts

Unintended consequences?

As the smoke settles from the first week of legal marijuana sales in Colorado, experts are warning that sanctioned pot dealers could become targets for the very folks they put out of business.

Taking over a trade once ruled by drug cartels and turning it into an all-cash business could make pot shops prime targets for extortion, black-market competition and robbery. One veteran border narcotics agent told FoxNews.com Colorado's legal pot industry will find it hard to keep the criminals from horning in on a lucrative business they once controlled.

Michael K said...

Happy birthday, Ann. I'm 75 and may have a lifetime supply of bulbs but my sister just realized that they are gone. She didn't realize that this was crony capitalism at its best with a GOP Congress and Fred Upton. There are not enough lamp posts when things really get going. Too many politicians. The 1789 French had the right idea. They were a bit too tough on Lavoisier, though.

alan markus said...

I thought maybe Ann was going to build up a huge stash of bulbs and then set up her own Amazon shop accessible only through this site. I myself am 61 - found myself thoroughly confused in the lighting aisle at WalMart. Needed a 65-watt spot for some recessed lighting - bought a two-pack - installed one of them and turned out not to be "dimmable" - then I looked further and found out they were flourescent. I have some fixures that are not on the dimmer circuit, so I swapped one out. I have all kinds of fixtures with different types of bulbs - I can tell this is going to be a real pain in the ass.

paminwi said...

I am surprised you did't tell us you got an email asking you to wish Michelle a Happy Birthday!

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/01/figures-democrats-use-michelle-obamas-birthday-to-raise-cash/

FullMoon said...

Saw Wolf of Wall Street. Seemed familiar....

Sam L. said...

Product Placement! Product Placement!

The Prof done SOLD OUT!

tim in vermont said...

You need to use the LED bulbs on the dimmer circuits, or put in a different type of dimmer, which is not worth it, since the LED bulbs are much better than the fluorescent ones anyway.