February 13, 2018

At the Fat Tuesday Café...

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... eat all you want and talk about what you want.

68 comments:

Unknown said...

Late morning snack or early lunch? Looks delightful.

-sw

traditionalguy said...

It looks like Scott Adams time for a Simultaneous Sip. Hmmm good.

Triangle Man said...

All the discussion of pigs got me craving ribs, so that's what I had for lunch.

Amexpat said...

In recent months, I've been dreaming about eating food. It's very realistic and I get what seems to be the same enjoyment as eating in reality. The only thing is that I restrain myself from eating too much while dreaming. That's a good habit while awake, but a bad one while dreaming.

traditionalguy said...

I read an article somewhere that the Commonwealth Nations are meeting in London to decide who will succeed Elizabeth as their Monarch because hereditary succession is not the rule, only a suggestion.

Talk about Public Opinion preparation, these Brits have suddenly discovered a vote for the Monarchy. That would be a second Glorious Revolution.

My money is on Kate.

Gahrie said...

I read an article somewhere that the Commonwealth Nations are meeting in London to decide who will succeed Elizabeth as their Monarch because hereditary succession is not the rule, only a suggestion.

It's been that way since the Glorious revolution in 1688.

Tim in Vermont said...

That’s what’s nice about cold weather, it’s like secret sauce on a little meal like that, with no added calories.

tcrosse said...

I read an article somewhere that the Commonwealth Nations are meeting in London to decide who will succeed Elizabeth as their Monarch because hereditary succession is not the rule, only a suggestion.

The successor to HMQ as head of the Commonwealth need not be a member of the Royal Family, or even British. It's poor form to discuss it publicly while the Monarch still draws breath, but there's talk of democratically electing a leader. I propose Justin Trudeau, if it will get him out of Canada.

Virgil Hilts said...

Reading about the Princeton professor who actually thought you could have a class with a serious discussion about free speech with the current SJW crowd.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/professor-uses-n-word-student-shouts-f-you-free-speech-class-canceled-at-princeton/article/2011560
Not sure why, but it reminds me of Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

Bad Lieutenant said...

Triangle Man said...
All the discussion of pigs got me craving ribs, so that's what I had for lunch.

2/13/18, 11:28 AM


Leftover osso buco, yum. Brown bagging is the best. At least if you can cook, LOL.

FIDO said...

I hadn't noticed it before, but the blog has an Ashley Madison ad on it. It is that google has determined that I am a pig, a random placement, or has Ms. Althouse become open minded on infidelity?

FIDO said...

I have an awesome lemongrass ginger rib recipe. Needs to marinade for two days for best results. Sulfur to taste.

sparrow said...

FIDO, that ad doesn't appear on my version of the site: it's likely following your expected preferences FWIW.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Speaking of eating, where are people getting their king cakes these days? And is tomorrow too late to have one? Being French, we do galettes du roi, earlier in the year at something called the Epiphany. They don't know from NO king cake.

BDNYC said...

So Bloomberg is reporting that the US killed "scores" of Russian mercenaries last week in Syria. Who paid for the mercenaries? The Russian outfit, Wagner, is Russia's answer to Blackwater. Did the Kremlin know about the mercenaries and not tell us? Is the Kremlin involved with the mercenaries? Did the Kremlin give financial aid to Assad with the understanding that Assad would use the funds to hire Russian mercenaries? Is the Kremlin coordinating with the mercenaries in any way? This should be a huge story.

If Trump and Putin manage to avoid an international crisis over this, Democrats will say it's additional proof of collusion.

hawkeyedjb said...

"I propose Justin Trudeau, if it will get him out of Canada"

Justin Trudeau, proud feminist, would make an excellent queen.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

BDNYC said...

So Bloomberg is reporting that the US killed "scores" of Russian mercenaries last week in Syria.

The thing that got me from that article was the misleading headline: U.S. Strikes Killed Scores of Russia Fighters in Syria, Sources Say, which makes it sound like we initiated the confrontation.

The U.S. forces were defending a base held by U.S. and Kurdish forces against an attack by Syrian-Government aligned mercenaries.

Danno said...

Fido, I've never had ads on the Althouse blog. I turned off my Adblock Plus, refreshed the main page and then received on from Investors Business Daily. So I guess it is possible you got one from Ashley Madison.

Am I sensing In-FIDO-elity? Just kidding.

Jupiter said...

FIDO said...
"I hadn't noticed it before, but the blog has an Ashley Madison ad on it. It is that google has determined that I am a pig, a random placement, or has Ms. Althouse become open minded on infidelity?"

That means that our new AI overlords have decided you are a pig. FIDO the pig?

Of course, the women at Ashley Madison are all robots, so you may find that infidelity is not what it used to be.

Sebastian said...

"the US killed "scores" of Russian mercenaries"

There goes Trump again, colluding with Putin to kill Russians.

rhhardin said...

Firefox suggests uBlock Origin instead of ad block plus, for smaller and faster.

JohnAnnArbor said...

No pączki?

Fabi said...

Fat Tuesday, Fat Wednesday -- whatever it takes.

Hagar said...

The Rob Porter scandal still hinges a lot on just what language the FBI used in warning the White House about his spouse abuse problem. And Mr. Porter apparently was a very convincing persuader that it was all just she said/he said; though two of them, still just "coincidence," not "enemy action."

walter said...

Fat or zaftig?

hawkeyedjb said...

I've finally had the opportunity to watch some Olympic contests in which the winner is decided by the athletes, not by the judges. If you go around the track or down the hill faster, you win! Even if you're not "supposed to!"

Jupiter said...

"Many students objected to Rosen’s use of the word, saying that it was offensive and prevented them from learning."

Unknown said...

To block ads, just turn off Javascript. Althouse is one of the few sites that works great without it. (Both the articles and the comments [except for posting]).

Biff said...

Since our host periodically shares her opinions of political fundraising requests that land in her inbox, I figure that she and other Althousians might find this recent XKCD cartoon to be entertaining:
https://xkcd.com/1948/

Original Mike said...

I kept putting off getting an ad blocker (doing homework on new software is a pain), but when Althouse imbedded the ads rather than have them on the side, I found it so unattractive I got off my butt and got one. Glad I did.

Meade said...

She got rid of the between-post ads a couple months ago. The only ads now are in the sidebar.

Jupiter said...

Actually, what we need is a browser add-on that doesn't block the ads, but doesn't display them either. Just download them to the bitbucket. Then Althouse gets paid just as if we'd seen the stupid things. Would that be fraud? Do I have an enforceable obligation to use the bit patterns I've down-loaded to drive a working monitor with a human in front of it? Does Althouse have an obligation to refrain from billing for the ad display if I have not?

Curious George said...

I use AdBlock. Free. Seems to work well.

Ann Althouse said...

"FIDO, that ad doesn't appear on my version of the site: it's likely following your expected preferences FWIW."

Yeah, it's a sophisticated algorithm. If you're getting Ashley Madison ads, it says something about what Google knows about you.

Me, I'm getting an ad for a $1900 Chloe handbag.

FullMoon said...
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Meade said...

The only ad I'm seeing now is for something called "Superior Walls." No, I'm not a white supremacist. Yes, I want Trump to build the wall. Waiting for my head to spin.

Humperdink said...

Meade said: "... Yes, I want Trump to build the wall..... "

It was reported this morning that Trump initiated a change to the border wall designs. They must now include ivy covered walls. Not sure where that came from.

Big Mike said...

Me, I'm getting an ad for a $1900 Chloe handbag.

Hint, Meade. Tomorrow is February 14th, capisci?

tcrosse said...

They must now include ivy covered walls. Not sure where that came from.

Fenway.

Jupiter said...

Blogger Ann Althouse said...

"Yeah, it's a sophisticated algorithm. If you're getting Ashley Madison ads, it says something about what Google knows about you."

Probably just that he is a man past 35 with disposable income. I gather that FaceBook allows advertisers to basically put together a filter, based upon a selection from a very large number of traits FaceBook may or may not be able to link to a user. YouTube does something similar. Not sure about Google.

Michael K said...

"I use AdBlock. Free. Seems to work well."

Me, too.

Jupiter said...

Advertisers don't seem to have gotten the message that men = women. They think the socially-constructed "sex" of the people their ads are shown to is important. Isn't that strange? You'd think they would have been to college and learned the Truth.

tcrosse said...

"I use AdBlock. Free. Seems to work well."

It works so well that some of the websites I visit each day detect it, and require that I turn it off before I can see their content. Well, fair is fair.

Jupiter said...

"I use AdBlock. Free. Seems to work well."

Well, it works for you, but I suspect it's costing Althouse ad revenue. And while I don't always agree with our hostess, I will defend to the death, or at least to the extent of a few idle comments, her right to get paid for ads I don't have to look at.

Jupiter said...

tcrosse said...

"It works so well that some of the websites I visit each day detect it, and require that I turn it off before I can see their content. Well, fair is fair."

Fair is fair, but war is war! And what one programmer can do, another can undo. The question is, how do they detect it? I think they must detect the fact that they did not get a request for an ad on their ad server after you downloaded their page. So, the blocker could send that request, and then just discard the ad when it arrived. That would waste bandwidth, but if anything was ever made to be wasted, it's bandwidth.

Drago said...

IIB: "The thing that got me from that article was the misleading headline: U.S. Strikes Killed Scores of Russia Fighters in Syria, Sources Say, which makes it sound like we initiated the confrontation.

The U.S. forces were defending a base held by U.S. and Kurdish forces against an attack by Syrian-Government aligned mercenaries."

Lots of Robert Cook-types employed by major media.

Meade said...

Well just remember — AdBlocker or no AdBlocker — if you don't throw in your buck 0 fehv... who will?

"Ooo... buck 0 five. Freedom costs a buck 0 fehv."

Clyde said...

Just saw this article and thought that Althouse and the local regulars here might find it interesting, since Madison was ranked #4 on the list:

The World’s Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2018

Ann Althouse said...

If you use AdBlock, think about using tha Amazon Portal in the sidebar. Help keep this thing going.

gspencer said...

Cookies still the favorite.

D said...

I was thinking about blocking web ads, but my lawyer warned me that artists at the Ad company might have cause to sue for damages later if I dont give them 30 days notice first.

FIDO said...

You would get more out of that handbag than I would out of a supposed Ashley Madison girl.

Though if the girl on the front of the ad is any indication, she also costs about $1,300 to bag.

Tim in Vermont said...

I Ashley Madison could provide a bot like in Blade Runner 2049, sign me up.

Tim in Vermont said...

Blogging is never far from busking.

Curious George said...

"Ann Althouse said...
If you use AdBlock, think about using tha Amazon Portal in the sidebar. Help keep this thing going."

I do quite often.

Curious George said...

"tcrosse said...
"I use AdBlock. Free. Seems to work well."

It works so well that some of the websites I visit each day detect it, and require that I turn it off before I can see their content. Well, fair is fair."

Sure, me too. I'll pause it if I really want to see the content.

FIDO said...

Time to clear out my cookies

Michael K said...

" I'll pause it if I really want to see the content."

It's like WaPoo telling me I have to subscribe

AMF !

Sebastian said...

NPR on the sentencing of the latest _____ terrorist: "New Jersey man," "naturalized citizen from Afghanistan," tried to "radicalize" fellow prisoners. What's missing from this picture?

Progs are incorrigible.

Drago said...

What ever happened to that nice Mueller fellow and his wonderful team of rabid dem partisan prosecutors who were so gung ho to get that "traitor" 33-year Army Veteran Michael Flynn?

Gee, it seems like only yesterday Flynn's guilty plea (under duress) was the "proof" that there was a "there" there in the collusion investigation, even though the plea had nothing to do with collusion.

And here we are with this FISA court judge (in DC) who is likely to have signed off on the BS warrants who also just happened to be the Federal District Judge overseeing the Flynn case...being forcibly recused from the case just 3 days after the guilty plea.

And what is the first thing the replacement judge orders? That Muellers delightful team of dem hacks turn over all exculpatory evidence (which was supposed to have been done already) to the Flynn team.

That evidence would include the FBI interview notes which showed the FBI investigators did NOT believe Flynn lied about anything.

But 7 months later, Mueller's team of dem hacks disagreed and went after Flynn and his family.

Hmmmmmmm.

And now Muellers team of hacks have requested the already delayed sentencing hearing be delayed until.......May.

Hmmmmmmm.

Jupiter said...

Ann Althouse said...
"If you use AdBlock, think about using tha Amazon Portal in the sidebar. Help keep this thing going."

But that puts more money in Bezos' pocket.

I like the idea of a browser that sends the ads to the bitbucket. The advertiser is hoping that by showing me an image of, say, an attractive woman, he can convince me to buy something I don't need and won't enjoy. He is trying to cause me to act against my interest. Which is to say, he is trying to drive me crazy. It would seem axiomatic that it is in my interest to avoid that outcome. He is fishing for my money, and I am trying to get the bait without getting the hook. A battle of wits! How exciting!

Jersey Fled said...

Let me guess. He is a Democrat.

Oh, and that other thing.

Jupiter said...

I suppose I could contribute directly to Althouse blog with paypal. But that would mean I was paying a woman to argue with me. Talk about crazy!

Francisco D said...

Ann,

I think we all want to keep this thing going. Well, Inga's not too happy now, but she will be back.

I have been somewhat torn between you and Glenn Reynolds.

Once I move to Arizona, I will have a lot of purchases that I plan to use Amazon for. I will try to balance the purchases.

You guys are doing a great job. Thanks.

bolivar di griz said...

Outtakes from the crazy grishenko snipehunt:
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/13/odd-sluration-seemingly-inebriated-democrat-senator-jack-reed-asks-intelligence-community-to-outline-covert-operations-in-public/

Michael K said...

"Once I move to Arizona,"

Welcome. Ask for advice about location if you want,

MayBee said...

Just saw an ad for Black Panther. I know it's going to be huge, but this ad featured a guy with exaggerated skin bumps, and it just set off my whats-it-called. The skin bump/lotus pod/peeper toad thing.

JAORE said...

Yeah, it's a sophisticated algorithm. If you're getting Ashley Madison ads, it says something about what Google knows about you.

That explains the ads I see for "Keeping those damn kids off your lawn!".