October 12, 2016

We need some leavening. Bring on the rats.

We started with 8 and got down to 4. Let's pit the winners of the playoffs against one another. I'm not saying there won't be more rats competing in future Most Loved Rat fights, but let's have a championship round now, while we need it so badly. The playoff winners are Rattatz...

rat 1

... and Virgil...

Version 4

It's in your hands:

I prefer...
 
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21 comments:

Char Char Binks said...

Now you're a cartoonist, just like Scott Adams!

boycat said...

Althouse has too much time on her hands, and she's not even retired yet.

Bad Lieutenant said...

It's not like her job ever involved work. That's why she left Sullivan & Cromwell.

Ann Althouse said...

No one gets extra time. The question is how to make the time you have feel like more.

Warren Zevon said "Enjoy every sandwich."

That's the trick.

You can do it with line drawings or you can do it some other way.

Ann Althouse said...

Working billable hours is a terrible way to enjoy every sandwich.

Bad Lieutenant said...

So instead you're shunting other cattle into the billable hours slaughter chute. I don't deny that work, hard work, is often unpleasant, I'm sure that contributes to your avoidance of it, and probably explains why you don't understand or like people who work hard.

rhhardin said...

Working more time than you're paid for is very relaxing.

Assuming it's a play for pay job.

Nobody can yell about deadlines. "I don't know how to tell you to work more than you already do."

EDH said...

Is anyone surprised that CNN has been sitting on Obama's erection -- ahem, video -- since 2008.

AprilApple said...

I don't care what you say - Virgil is going to the White House.

EMD said...

AVV

Always
Vote
Virgil

Unknown said...

AA, you win. you've made what little time I eke out for my amusement, entertainment, and education seem like a VERY long time.

Birches said...

I can't believe Virgil is losing. His eyes have personality.

buwaya said...

Virgil would know how to speak with Lavrov.

Wilbur said...

It's her blog. She can post whatever the hell she wants. If I'm not interested, I move on. You want something better, start your own.

lemondog said...

It should be V for Victory Virgil but obviously the fix is in.....

Bill said...

Love the drawings, but why don't you consider getting the real thing? They're very laid-back, you know.

PBandJ_Ombudsman said...

There really should be a "neither" or "none of the above" option or many alternative options.

Usually the cruel neutrality polls are full of a variety of ways for poll takers to take a pound of flesh out of whatever/whoever may be the focus of the poll.

It's pretty lame to not have this sort of exposure when Althouse is the focus.

Just sayin'

P.S. even w/ a neither type option, the contest to determine the overall winner could continue. I suppose that only the votes that aren't "neither" or some other vote for rejection would be summed to determine the "official" standings. This way Althosue doesn't need to come face to face w/ a bunch of "neither" v "neither" contests in the later rounds.

P.P.S.
Maybe rather than just a third option for "neither" or "none of the above" Althouse could have many options for not approving of either rat. Then these various ways of not approving could compete against each other (and the rats) in the later rounds.




I'm just spit balling. IMHO, the expiration date on this rat thing has long ago expired. If you're going to run some sort of a ongoing bracket contest, make sure you have a system that builds anticipation and interest rather than one that builds fizzle, IMHO.

BN said...

Rats would eat more sandwiches if they worked billable hours.

Hey! Rather than filling up the million square miles of the Great Plains with all those monstrous windmills, how about 10 zillion rats turning itty-bitty wheels hooked up to power generation gizmos? It could be sold as "urban renewal" and slum lords could make a (even bigger) fortune!

buwaya said...

"Hey! Rather than filling up the million square miles of the Great Plains with all those monstrous windmills, how about 10 zillion rats turning itty-bitty wheels hooked up to power generation gizmos? It could be sold as "urban renewal" and slum lords could make a (even bigger) fortune!"

This would probably work, somewhat. It would work about as well as anything else as a "renewable energy" boondoggle. More, you can collect the rat dropping and use them in a biogas reactor (yep, that exists too) to generate gas-turbine fuel, there are many uses for the rat.
And that is about the level most of these things work.
You didn't think you had it in you to write up an alternative energy business plan, did you?
It really is yet another expensive way to turn corn into fuel.

BN said...

"It really is yet another expensive way to turn corn into fuel."

I was gonna use government cheese.

'Cause it's free, y'know.

Steve Uhr said...

clarification -- are we voting for who we want to win or who we think will win?