May 12, 2016

At the Mid-May Café...

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... you can talk about whatever you want.

16 comments:

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

Didn't take Mr/Ms Jenner long to discover penis envy.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

That and castration anxiety at the same time.

Char Char Binks said...

I see #blacklivesmatter is at it again in Madison.

Nonapod said...

Just when you thought the future couldn't get any more scary, BEHOLD... robot lawyers!

mockturtle said...

I'd like to comment on your beautiful flower! Is it some kind of trillium?

Ann Althouse said...

It's a tulip!

coupe said...
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mccullough said...

Bryce Harper wants to make baseball more fun for the fans -- more levels is the NBA or NFL. He's a brash young guy and a very good player. Mike Trout is a very good player and young guy as well and a bit more of a baseball traditionalist when it comes to bat flips and celebrating big hits or plays. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I think Harper is probably right. A little more celebration might be good.

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HoodlumDoodlum said...

WashPo, Volokh: ABA Speech Code?

Would law-blogging count as "conduct related to the practice of law?"
Volokh: Conduct related to the practice of law includes representing clients; interacting with witnesses, coworkers, court personnel, lawyers and others while engaged in the practice of law; operating or managing a law firm or law practice; and participating in bar association, business or social activities in connection with the practice of law


WSJ: Proposed Antidiscrimination Rule For Lawyers Sparks Heated Debate

HoodlumDoodlum said...

mccullough said...
Bryce Harper wants to make baseball more fun for the fans


I don't buy that as an excuse for bad behavior, though. The game needs to be fun to watch, sure. It's certainly more fun to watch when the players seem to be having a good time. A sense of professionalism, though, should separate the rec leagues from...the pros. I don't want them to be somber, but they should be serious--they can (and should!) play with emotion, but they should also exhibit sportsmanship and "be professionals." Rivalries are good and it doesn't hurt the game when players are comfortable showing that they don't like other players or teams, but when they act unprofessionally (needlessly attacking umps, showboating, etc) I think it does hurt the game, long-term. "Professional" wrestling has a lot of fans and seems to be considered entertaining by a lot of people, but I'd rather pro baseball as a sport forego that kind of popularity if it can only be achieved by lowering the traditional standards for player behavior.

Easy for me to say, of course (I don't own a ball club).

Bay Area Guy said...

Trout and Harper are amazing young players.

But, I'm having trouble re-connecting with baseball in general. Like many folks it was passed on to me by my Dad, which was a cherished connection. And, when my son was a kid, I passed it on to him.

But, now that my son has grown away from it, most of my love for baseball is in the memories, not in the current box scores.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Vox: Scientific Reason Labrador Retrievers get Fat

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khesanh0802 said...

Trump's name only appears in 6 headline items in the WAPO today. They are slipping.

RE Labs and fat. One of my good friends daughter once said in awed tones "Labradogs is always hungry!". Never fails to get a laugh from my Lab owning friends and is certainly true in this house.

Freeman Hunt said...

There are all kinds of feeders and toys for cats designed to make them smarter. Why would anyone want to make them smarter?

I was talking about this with someone who has dogs, and we agreed that we had theoretically overvalued intelligence in pets. In practice, if a pet isn't being trained to do something special like agility or tracking, being stupid is fine. Sweetness trumps intelligence in pets.