November 26, 2016

At the Blue Stripe Café...

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... share your evening thoughts.

And forgive me for prompting you again to turn your "Black Friday"-weekend thoughts toward my Amazon Portal. I do appreciate the encouragement and support as I traipse off into retirement....

35 comments:

Danno said...

Traipsing does not seem to be the right word in your situation. Maybe waltzing is more appropriate.

David Baker said...

Lots of changes here since I last posted. Kinda like traipsing into Times Square with all the new billboards.

But I have a question about Fidel Castro: Why is his face plastered all over the cable news channels? Was he some kind of hero? I can certainly understand why Obama thinks so, but must every liberal be a jackass?

I'm also wondering what the Cuban people are going to do about Raul.

rehajm said...

Very...dizzy...too...much..Dutch...Tilt...!!!

Ann Althouse said...

And the AX stays in Madison.

Big Mike said...

You are asking forgiveness for what Glenn Reynolds does shamelessly multiple times a day? Why?

David said...

"And the AX stays in Madison."

But bad luck for the Badgers with Ohio State beating Michigan. A win over Michigan would have e put Wisconsin in the final four. Penn State not so much. Nevertheless well done Badgers.

Humperdink said...

Who would have thought PSU would be playing the Big Ten championship at the beginning of the season? About the same number who thought Trump would be president.

Meade said...

Wisconsin was also unranked at season's beginning. Should be a thrilling B1G championship game next week.

madAsHell said...

You bought new frames.

HT said...

Tough loss by Michigan. They had that game. And it was in Columbus.

anyway RTR

PBandJ_Ombudsman said...

I've often thought that there were some notable similarities between Mad/Sea, but for the moment it's impossible to not notice, re foolsball rankings, that the UW/UW thing is seriously overlapping.



And, regardless of that, more or less, tied up situation, this year's GB situation is sorta sads for y'all. Ha!

PBandJ_Ombudsman said...

BTW. we should do some sorta sister city exchange w/ Madison.

Our old geezer libs can't afford Seattle anymore, so we can ship them to Madison, and if y'all have any libertarian, hard worker, smart young folks*, you ship them West in exchange.



*Ideally, not having a problem w/ being worked to the point that they're breaking down and crying at their desks is a plus. They can get over this sorta stress by picking up plaid garb from local Filson so they're hipster couture.

Joshua Mize said...

How will retirement affect your blogging?

tim in vermont said...



Why a "libertarian" would be all in for a statist like Clinton is a mystery that is too many for me. I thought that one of the primary tenets of libertarianism was a deep respect for the rule of law. But I guess I am wrong.

PBandJ_Ombudsman said...

Don't mean to be mean, but badgers sorta look like skunks.

Just sayin'

PBandJ_Ombudsman said...

I think red is more bold and lively than purple and gold.

So y'all got us on the costumes (as Althouse would put it).

Meade said...

I think you're lying. I think you do mean to be mean.

PBandJ_Ombudsman said...

It's entirely possible that I don't have a good sense of the line where good-natured teasing ends.

But, as Comey knows, it's intent that matters = not lying.

PBandJ_Ombudsman said...

In case you didn't get it, that's for you too TinV.

Meade said...

I'm going to have to call you Lyin' PB.

PBandJ_Ombudsman said...

I was thinking about changing the name I use here (again), that's now the top contender for a name adjustment.

LyinPB'_Ombudsman said...

I need to get a look at it.

Lyin'PB_Ombudsman said...

Not quite right...if at first....

BN said...

I really like this picture. And I love the embarrassed little added marketing touch as a whispered reminder of the earth beneath the clouds.

You're good. Thanks Perfesser!

Ken B said...

Glenn Greenwald has just destroyed a shameful bogus story published and pushed by the Washington Post. Link on Drudge. Well worth your time.

Laslo Spatula said...

The Girl at Starbucks That Hates You:

The slouchy guy who buys the small drip coffee and sits at a table with his laptop for four or five hours was in again today: it’s bad enough that he occupies prime space for so long over a single small purchase, but the guy is a total seat-smeller, it’s gross…

When a woman leaves the sitting area he ‘accidentally’ drops a pen by her vacated seat, then when he kneels down to retrieve the pen he takes a whiff of her chair. Like he thinks it isn’t obvious: dude, you dropped the same pen eight times today, you’re a freak…

Today was even worse than normal: a mother and her cute blonde young daughter drank their beverages — don’t get me going on giving children whipped-cream-topped caffeine, I Am Only Following Orders — and, when they left, the guy went and smelled the young girl’s seat. Eww…

Our Manager says there is nothing we can do, that it isn’t a real crime or anything. The situation totally sucks: the guy will make eye contact with you, and it is so obvious that he knows we know — it is like it is some power control thing that helps him get off, I think. Yeah, I have to put up with this shit for barely a buck over minimum wage…

Marcy was talking about filming him sniff seats with her phone and posting it on the internet, but I told her the idea made me nervous: if he found out he’d know it was us, and who knows what kind of sick crap the guy might be capable of — I don’t want some freak, like, killing my cat to get at me, you know…?

So I watch the guy sniff women’s seats and then tap away at his laptop: I’d hate to see the porn he must have on that thing, I bet it’s twisted shit, like serial-killer shit. Maybe this is how it feels to be one of those people who find out the guy they always saw turned out to be a creepy strangler or something: people would then ask you why you didn’t do anything, and it’s like — Hey, I just work at Starbucks, it’s not like I’m some fucking ninja…

Yeah, yeah: No Whip.

I am Laslo.

Laslo Spatula said...

The Girl at Starbucks That Hates You:

My co-worker Marcy is one of those baristas that make it miserable for other baristas. She’s not mean or anything — it’s just the opposite; she flirts relentlessly with the male customers, and then these guys expect all the other girls to be the same way — gross…

She’s actually written her phone number on the paper cups of guys she liked, and everyone at the store knows she has hooked up with several of them in the past. Great: let’s encourage our male customers to think of us as potential sluts, it makes the work day just that much more special…

One regular customer came in crying and creating an embarrassing scene, begging Marcy to tell him why she wouldn’t return his calls anymore; big thanks for letting us share this kind of magic, Marcy. And dude: crying like a baby at Starbucks? That is SO pussy, really…

It is obvious the problem with dating customers: they know where you work. Duh. Give a guy a one-time blow-job and he’ll be at the store every day thereafter, you’ll never get rid of him. And at the Starbucks counter is NOT the place to have the fascinating discussion of why the blow-job was only that one time, sorry…

Rumor at the store has it that Marcy even gave a blow-job to a customer in the bathroom while on her break, but I don’t really believe that: the bathroom is gross, people, and Marcy is squeamish about germs. Come on: no one in their right mind would get on their knees on THAT floor…

So I get customers asking me if Marcy is working today, when is her next shift, that kind of thing: guys, if you’re going to be a stalker you better figure it out yourself, I’m not gonna help you with that shit. Have I mentioned that I have to put up with this shit for barely a buck over minimum wage…?

Yeah, yeah: No Whip.

I am Laslo.

traditionalguy said...

We have traipsed all the way home. Tomorrow we traipse out to Lake Oconee for a meet and greet with another set of grandkids. The traffic in Northern Florida I-75 corridor was slammed with Florida and Florida State fans headed for tonight's game in Tallahassee.

We listened to a 2 CD set of The Essential Leonard Cohen that daughter gave me for early Christmas as we left this morning.

He is a somber dude when listened to for 3 straight hours. But we had to get to Hallelujah.

jaydub said...

http://www.city-journal.org/html/last-communist-city-13649.html

Ann Althouse said...

"You bought new frames."

Those are 2 years old.

I did buy 2 new pairs recently, but I haven't included them in any pictures. (2, because I needed 2 different prescriptions, one for the computer and one for book-in-hand reading.)

tim maguire said...

Prof., I've asked a few times and if you've answered, I didn't see it (I check, I swear!). Do you have an amazon.ca portal? I spend a two or three thousand a year on amazon and would be happy to do it all through your portal, but I only do amazon.com if I'm shipping to the U.S., which is not that often.

tim in vermont said...

I probably should change my avatar, sometimes I make jokes so subtle that even I don't get them.

tim in vermont said...

That's better.

tim in vermont said...

Maybe not, I will keep looking.

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