If you want to buy that gunsmithing lathe, please use this Althouse Amazon link.
It seems pretty cool, doesn't it?
I may want new work, now that I'm about to hang up my law-professor spurs.
I can just see myself, gunsmithing at the Shop Fox, then going out carousing in my hot dress.
There's a little arrow in the upper right corner of the ad, so I click that and get...
I am so tempted to click "I already own this." Then what ads would I get? Or would the government start spying on me? And spare me the comment "Start?! Althouse you are so naive."
Here's the link to John's post about spellchecking "commenter." Don't hesitate to make a comment, er....
If my post made you wonder why I wrote "Parents are so terrible!" — feel free to speculate in the comments, but you will never guess.
If my post made you wonder about the origin of the phrase "hang up your spurs," read this, at Grammarphobia.
Today, to “hang up one’s spurs” (or the tools of one’s trade) means to retire from the field, to give up, or to turn one’s attentions elsewhere. This... is a tradition dating back to classical times. The Roman poet Horace, who lived in the first century BC, refers to this tradition... [w]ith the lines nunc arma defunctumque bello / barbiton hic paries habebit, the narrator decides to retire metaphorically from the field of battle and hang up his weapon—the lyre with which he does his wooing.ADDED: Meade says "'the lyre with which he does his wooing' should be a picture of me from the New York Times on the front porch with my laptop." He means the picture of him here.