June 4, 2016

At the Bike-in-the-Living-Room Café...

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... see if you can take the comments somewhere you might not expect.

61 comments:

Hagar said...

Better there than on the streets.

ndspinelli said...

My bride's bike in San Diego was stolen and that looks just like it!!

ndspinelli said...

We live in 2 cities[ where bike theft is epidemic.

rcocean said...

Do you wash your bike before you bring inside? If so, why not leave it outside?

Or is this a brand new bike?

Vittorio Jano IV said...

And a Peel P50 in the office:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/238831586464353769/

Big Mike said...

Your living room, Professor? Sorry, but I don't care much for the fireplace mantle treatment.

Ann Althouse said...

"Sorry, but I don't care much for the fireplace mantle treatment."

Ha ha. I painted it like that about 25 years ago. It's easy enough to repaint, but it's just an old flight of fancy, fossilized.

David Begley said...

Ali got into boxing when his $60 Schwin bike was stolen as a kid. Clay wanted to find and beat up the thief. A Louisville policeman ran a boxing club and taught him.

Hagar said...

I saw my first Muslim woman in chador and niqab in Albuquerque at the supermarket this morning.

It is going to be 95 -105 in the shade for the next three months. Why do they put up with this?

dbp said...

The color combination around the fireplace is very reminicent of colors I have used in various places in my house.

For that place I would have probably chosen more earth tones--to go with brick and fire.

mockturtle said...

Chicago baseball fans have got to be happy with the Cubbies this season. Even my long-suffering Mariners are doing well.

rhhardin said...

My bike is in the living room in winter when some non-frozen finger operation is needed to repair it.

campy said...

"Chicago baseball fans have got to be happy with the Cubbies this season."

It's June 4th.

Hagar said...

I hate headlines with "Scholars say ..." or "Scientists say ..."

Hagar said...

Several F1 drivers have had their winning car mounted on their living room wall.

Humperdink said...

I tried to get my brother's 650cc Triumph TR6 on the elevator, up to our 5th floor apartment while at college (PSU). I was afraid it would get stolen. The apartment manager took a dim view of my escapade as I trying to squeeze it in the elevator. Had to buy a chain, an HD lock and attach to a pillar outside.

Hagar said...

About this Gina McCarthy speech: Is it even possible for a Federal agency to sue the President for maladministration?
Or Congress for interference with the execution of its duties?

RV Martinez said...

Nicer if bike would have a hub transmission!

wildswan said...

Before there were bicycles, there were tricycles which adults rode, see "Victorian women's tricycles", Google images

Hagar said...

Velocipedists.

Michael K said...

A friend of mine, a cardiologist, used to ride his bike to the office and keep it in his own office. I don;t know how sweaty he got in summer.

Another friend, this one an internist, used to run to his office and had a shower in it. He did that every day. Of course, it was California. No snow.

Saint Croix said...

I don't know, the last time I posted in a cafe Althouse freaked my shit out.

Front page! Full quotes! Three curse words and riot comedy! Plus I insulted Adam Liptak of the Times!

I probably should have thanked her, I guess. She just threw me out there! Up there. Whatever.

Ann Althouse said...

"The color combination around the fireplace is very reminicent of colors I have used in various places in my house."

I had those colors in various rooms on this main floor. The lilac color is still there in the sunroom that's visible through the French doors.

Saint Croix said...

I think I have set the Althouse blog record for self-deletions.

Politicians would love a delete button, right?

"Hey, can we delete that? Awesome."

Imagine if you could go through life and delete the shit you said five minutes ago. I don't know about you, but I think I'd be richer. Also, there would be more sex.

Hagar said...

Velocipedettes.

Ann Althouse said...

@Saint Croix

I assume people like to be front-paged, but I can see how it might be unpleasant or unsettling.

The Cracker Emcee said...

With white brick in an older home that fireplace would be pretty cool, so long as the rest of the decor wasn't twee.

Fred Drinkwater said...

My current bike was bought from a pregnant lady who'd belatedly realized that performance cycling was not compatible with 1.5 (approx.) tiny kids. Having acquired it thus keeps a damper on my machismo while riding, always good when descending a mountain road.

Fred Drinkwater said...

I was recently surprised to learn that Scott Adams is apparently only vaguely aware of his references here. Perhaps Althouse is not the political news powerhouse we've been led to believe. Can I apply for a refund?

chickelit said...

That much soot blackening is abnormal. Have you had your chimney and damper checked lately?

Fred Drinkwater said...

That paint job looks like it should be in an SF Painted Lady. I like it.

tom swift said...

A bicycle? You need a smaller house. Or much bigger doors, so you could get a proper car in there. But the smaller house would be more economical.

Fred Drinkwater said...

Check out bicycle designs rendered from people's sketches. For some reason I can't get the link right on my kindle - search on "gianluca gimini" or "velocipedia". I know what I want for my birthday.

The Cracker Emcee said...

I am enjoying The Corner these days. The tone is exactly like Al Gore hectoring us about global warming or the serio-comic writings of The National Lampoon in it's heyday.

MikeinAppalachia said...

Humperdink-
"I tried to get my brother's 650cc Triumph TR6 on the elevator..."

I think you are confusing Triumph sports cars with motorcycles. You might get a 650 cc. Triumph Bonneville on a passenger elevator, but never a TR6.

Cacimbo Cacimbo said...

I like the fireplace paint treatment, very Mackenzie-Childs. It is a nice whimsical contrast to the starkly modern coffee table.

FullMoon said...

Ann Althouse said...

@Saint Croix

I assume people like to be front-paged, but I can see how it might be unpleasant or unsettling.



@Saint Croix is braggin, not complainin'

Sydney said...

Have now seen two Hillary bumper stickers. The one I saw today said "Qualified." Judging from her slogans and her logo, she has to have the worst PR team in politics.

MikeinAppalachia said...

Humperdink-
Appears there was a Triumph motorcycle model TR6 in addition to their sports car.
My apology.

buwaya puti said...

Laugh out loud movie of the week - if you understand Spanish
"Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi"

Saint Croix said...

Saint Croix is braggin, not complainin

damn hillbillies nailed me

I heard a rumor that if you get on the front page three times, Althouse sends you a hillbilly bobblehead.

I am hoping to confirm this, maybe in 2019.

CatherineM said...

Ms. Althouse- what is the service you used for turning home movies from Super 8 to digital? I recall a long ago post.

Thank you!

Howard said...

Classic Trek hard-tail. I have a Gary Fischer that looks exactly like it, maybe made at the same factory. Still runs and shifts true.

Ann Althouse said...

@catherine

Legacybox

Humperdink said...

Humperdink said: "I tried to get my brother's 650cc Triumph TR6 on the elevator..."

MikeinAppalacia responded: I think you are confusing Triumph sports cars with motorcycles. You might get a 650 cc. Triumph Bonneville on a passenger elevator, but never a TR6.

You are in error sir. Triumph did in fact make a TR6 motorcycle. It was the single carb version of the 650cc. The Bonneville was the dual carb model.

FYI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_TR6_Trophy

Humperdink said...

PS: It was also known as the TR6 Trophy.

retail lawyer said...

I have a pink 1984 Celo Europa that is a working bike, but really is an art piece, so I display it as art in my living room.

Meeeea said...

Never had a bike in my living room, but I had a large metal ballot box from Palm Beach County /Bush v. Gore that came with pregnant chads, hanging chads, and the punch machine. I put a piece of glass on top and used it as an end table. Wonderful conversation piece!

CatherineM said...

Thank you!

BudBrown said...

Why is the bike in the living room?

Saint Croix said...

Why is the bike in the living room?

Jean-Luc Godard has a great scene in A Woman Is a Woman with the guy riding his bike in circles in the living room.

It's called freedom, baby!

I may or may not be able to find this clip on youtube. That link is to the trailer, you will notice that French trailers are way cooler than American trailers.

rhhardin said...

Althouse never writes like this

"The clearest indication a game changer has arrived is when there is suddenly no way back to the way things were before. That moment has already arrived for the liberal project. No longer is it possible to pretend they are some noble company of players acting out an arc of justice on stage of history. Trump's barking and pitching unmistakably reveals they're just another freak show on the Midway and now the crowd knows it. The sight of the media unmasking itself or the sound of the San Jose attackers are just the tawdry effects."

I blame gender difference.

Humperdink said...

@MikeinAppalacia Sorry, I failed to see you correction. My aplologies to you.

Ann Althouse said...

"Jean-Luc Godard has a great scene in A Woman Is a Woman with the guy riding his bike in circles in the living room."

There's some good riding of a bike in the house in "The Fight Club."

Anyway... the bike is in the house because Meade brought it around from the garage then needed to do something and just brought it inside for safekeeping.

Ann Althouse said...

"Althouse never writes like this... I blame gender difference."

Ha ha. But ironically, that paragraph doesn't come across as masculine. It's very hyperventilating and dramatizing. He's so theatrical he even uses a theater metaphor and sustains it hammily.

But who knows what that guy would write if he weren't caught up in the Breitbart project?

rhhardin said...

It's masculine. He abstracts from details to get a general state of things.

The woman adds details and goes for actual drama.

Ann Althouse said...

How come you quoted the last paragraph except for the final sentence: "From here on to keep the job they've got to eat the chicken"?

Is that a detail or the general state of things?

There's no previous chicken, so I had to guess that he's referring to the aforementioned freak show and expects us to think about the geek that bites the head off a living chicken. But then why say "eat the chicken"? People tend to think of eating chicken as a normal and decently good thing. Or does the "the" do the trick?

Curious George said...

"Sydney said...
Have now seen two Hillary bumper stickers. The one I saw today said "Qualified." Judging from her slogans and her logo, she has to have the worst PR team in politics."

I have a Hillary bumper sticker. Mine says "Never"

rhhardin said...

It wasn't a clear ending to me. No doubt it's the geek show chicken; is he saying that the left has to act like the clowns they are seen to be in order to continue?

Rather than going with the social justice cover they've been using.

It's still general nevertheless, just a metaphor.

rhhardin said...

I always say sand in the PC gearbox, which isn't a detail but a metaphor.

Deb said...

Here's someplace unexpected:Whittier, North Carolina.