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If you are still in (or close to) Utah, then congratulations for taking your time to wend your way home. Seems as if in the past, you (either singly or as a couple) were into interstate highway marathons (especially if travelling from Texas son).Retirement is grand.
Where I70 descends from the Swell, you are within 2 miles of Black Dragon Canyon, with some dramatic Barrier Canyon pictographs. You can get directions at the River Runner's Museum in Green River City, and backtrack a few miles to the turnoff. It's passable for a passenger car (or was, a few years ago, for some values of "passable") and if you don't like the potential interaction between undercarriage and sandstone, it's a walk. One of the pictographs furnishes the canyon's name.
Meade's shirt isn't blue!?!
Glad to see Meade isn't wearing shorts.
@kathrynHow would you wend yourself from Austin to Madison?
How would you wend yourself from Austin to Madison?Perhaps "wander" would have been a better choice than "wend"?? Regardless, if I was wandering home from Austin to Madison, I would detour through OK to Bartlesville (home to Phillips Oil and Frank Lloyd Wright designed Price Tower) or maybe the Tall Grass Prairie in Kansas. Or, detour to St. Louis area and immerse myself in Lewis and Clarke history and sites. But if you are determined to make the trip in less than 24 hours, there is no wending or wandering on the agenda. Have enjoyed your Utah posts immensely - thank you.
For men, purple works for shirts, but not pants.
Glad to see you travelling through Utah :-) There's more :-)
If you are wending your way up the Mississippi, you need to stop in Hannibal to see the museum with the original Norman Rockwell illustrations for Huckleberry Finn. Well, anyways, I found them a treat.
Thanks for all the fabulous pictures.
This has a a "women photograph men" quality. Edited by Dannielle hayes
always enjoy the photos...has it come to this?... we now have penis enhancement ads on your blog?is the land in the pictures for sale? i can imagine a nice mining operation or oil derrick there when you return next...
Meade: Purple sun
"How would you wend yourself from Austin to Madison?`"Via New Orleans. You need some decadence after all this healthy outdoors.
From the Fauxhaus Blog:Once upon a time, young French model Thylane Blondeau was known as “the most beautiful girl in the world.” No big deal, you might think: lots of models are given that moniker. Except Blondeau was literally a girl, and she was barely even into double figures when a Vogue photo shoot she participated in raised questions about the use of child models. To begin: can we all agree that websites using the 'slide-show' format are frustrating, if not quite truly evil? This 'article' is about a model who was on the cover of Paris Vogue at the age of ten. This being, well, PARIS Vogue, you can guess how she was made up to appear. Those French. Anyway, the side-show requires twenty clicks to get you to what she looks like now, at the advanced age of fifteen. I'll save you the clicks: here. Evidently it was a controversy back then (although I cannot find an Althouse post about it: if Althouse didn't blog about it did it ever really happen?): the sexualization of children, a theme that seems to come around in Pop Culture with the same frequency of boy bands (sexualized youth again, perhaps).We can probably all agree that the Sexualization of Children is wrong, even when the French do it, but WE know the real question: was she hot?I'm not answering that. In public. Click for yourselves.The next question: at fifteen, is she still hot?I'll answer that next year, perhaps. Chicks can start being hot at sixteen, I think that is what is socially acceptable. (I did some research, and when Britney Spears did that Catholic Schoolgirl video she was eighteen, which doesn't support my point, but she is made to LOOK sixteen, which kinda DOES support my point).An important note: I did NOT Google "Thylane Blondeau nude", because I think that breaks a law or something, even if she IS French. So, FBI and NSA: that was NOT me....Another note: Drudge has a headline about Roman Polanski wanting to return to the US on the condition of not serving any jail time. You can connect THOSE dots.But, back to the topic: beautiful young girls.In this case, the child in question is lucky -- she is continuing to grow up beautiful. It must suck to be seen as a world-class beauty at ten years of age, only to grow up looking awkward and odd, with features that just didn't grow in harmonic unison. You can also look at Emma Watson as one of the lucky ones.Which brings us to our poll:At what age is it the best for a woman to look HER best:1. Ten years old. But I will pick another number because it is safer that way.2. Fifteen years old: I am still uncomfotrable.3. Sixteen years old: Alright, alright, alright!4. Their Twenties: Young and legal and free: what's not to like?5. Their Thirties: Because a woman that comes into her own is a beautiful thing.6. Their forties: Because a woman that comes into her own is a beautiful thing, even ten years later.7. Their fifties: Experience can become Wisdom. Wisdom is sexy.8. Their sixties: Because she should have a whole lot of Wisdom by now.7. Seventies and older: Their is nothing wrong with being the Hottest Woman in the Assisted Living Home.I am Laslo.
Yeah. Like that's the REAL Poll.The real poll: is Thylane Blondeau Hot at Fifteen.1. I am not answering that.2. No! She is still a child!3. No! She is still a child! And I am an adult man answering this way. Really.4. I am not answering this until she is sixteen. Which was when we could begin fantasizing in Public about the Olsen Twins, if I remember correctly.5. You all are lying to yourselves. She is HOT. In that French way. I could picture her as an au pair for my young children, and I accidentally walk in on her in the shower, but she is OK with that, she doesn't even grab a towel or anything. I've read about these things happening before, but I never thought it would happen to me....6. I am Googling "Thylane Blondeau nude." I'll get back to you.I am Laslo.
Klavan says that when a cnild actress is said in the press to have grown up, it means she's about to take her shirt off.
A good general rule is don't date actresses. I discovered that in college.
An Althouse pose that says a lot about why we like her.
Someone please tell Meade that's not how you plank!
Trying to think of child-playing actresses with good flicksEllen Page, JunoHailee Steinfeld, Edge of SeventeenIf you're going to be a generic actress, get in a good film.
Isn't planking dangerous, and soooooo 15 minutes ago?
@Althouse, you have fundamentally three routes: southeast to Houston, skirt the Gulf Coast to Louisiana, then up along the Mississippi (or through the state thereof), through western Tennessee (not to be confused with the more civilized eastern part), through Kentucky, then up the center of Illinois skirting west of Chicago, and Home. Second route goes northwest to Arkansas, north through Arkansas and Missouri, then east from St. Louis to central Illinois and north to Home. Last route goes due north bypassing Dallas, through Oklahoma, then (your choice!) Iowa or Missouri. From Iowa you can go east to Madison, otherwise go east from Kansas City to St. Louis to central Illinois. If it was up to me I'd go through Arkansas because when I was a child my family vacationed in the Ozarks and now that I'm 70 so I have fond recollections of the state. Scenery is different from where you've just been, more wooded, but still great. I don't know what you've seen in Iowa, Nebraska, or Missouri that you haven't already visited so I'm guessing you'll skip the northern route through Oklahoma. If you've always had a hankering to visit Nawleens (as the locals pronounce it) you might try the coastal route.
Actual child actresses in films tend to be daughters of Jason Statham or Pierce Brosnan, and they're only there to be kidnapped and disappear.
Brosnan is a really awful actor except for cool mayhem, where he's great.
The Althouse pics are stand-in sexual. Stiff thing on a rock; squatting thing.
Rh,Seinfeld also excelled in True Grit (2010).
Jillian Bell was good in 22 Jump Street. Not a big enough part. Good lines, redeeming the flick from complete "laugh riot" awfulness.
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