October 31, 2005

Radio alert!

I'll be on Open Source, a nationally distributed public radio show based in Boston and hosted by Christopher Lydon, at 7 Eastern, 6 Central Time -- in other words, in a few minutes. I'll be talking about Supreme Court nominations along with Cass Sunstein, Eric Muller, and Charles Fried. You can listen live here. And it's Halloween, with kids coming to the door.... Crazy day! And I've got a final edit on an op-ed to turn around before I go on. Gotta run!

UPDATE: That was interesting. Cass Sunstein came ready with statistics based on reading 41 Alito dissents and concluding that Alito was a predictable conservative vote, a point he repeated at least five times. And then he accused me of spinning.... Isn't this like "he who smelt it, dealt it"? He who detects spinning is the spinner?

Although I'm detecting it now, so....

Oh, lord! I am hitting the wall tonight!

And where are all the trick-or-treaters? I've got sooooo much extra candy! Two tiny kids came to the door just now and I held out a giant bowl o' candy and said "Take as much as you want."

Spiderman and the Princess each took one piece.

"Go ahead, take as much as you want."

No reaction.

"Go ahead, take two."

Answer: "I already have one."

Awwwww.... little kids are so sweet!

UPDATE: Here's the recording of the show.


Tonya said...

Congrats on all the media appearances. A friend sent me an e-mail earlier today and mentioned that she's heard you on public radio several times over the past few weeks. Now I feel like I am friends with a celebrity.

Meade said...

The Harvard guy - pompous. You - relaxed and smart.

Meade said...

Would have been more interesting if he had skipped the three guys and talked with just you.

Paul said...

You are class. And didn't get enough air time.

Undecided said...

Thank you for calling Prof. Sunstein on his elitism with regard to Alito's ability to write succintly and clearly vs. Robert's stellar prose. You made a good point about Bush's decision to not choose a stealth candidate this time around, and why that may be good for getting more qualified people on to the Supreme Ct. now and in future. I can understand Prof. Sunstein not wanting a predictable, dyed-in-the-wool conservative on the court, but as least we won't be putting another ideological idiot on the court for a lifetime appointment (a life sentence for the rest of us). I won't name any names.

Meade said...

"Go ahead, take two."


From the 1968 release "Steppenwolf"

Words and music by Hoyt Axton

You know I've smoked a lot of grass
O' Lord, I've popped a lot of pills
But I never touched nothin'
That my spirit could kill
You know, I've seen a lot of people walkin' 'round
With tombstones in their eyes
But the pusher don't care
Ah, if you live or if you die

God damn, The Pusher
God damn, I say The Pusher
I said God damn, God damn The Pusher man

You know the dealer, the dealer is a man
With the love grass in his hand
Oh but the pusher is a monster
Good God, he's not a natural man
The dealer for a nickel
Lord, will sell you lots of sweet dreams
Ah, but the pusher ruin your body
Lord, he'll leave your, he'll leave your mind to scream

God damn, The Pusher
God damn, God damn the Pusher
I said God damn, God, God damn The Pusher man

Well, now if I were the president of this land
You know, I'd declare total war on The Pusher man
I'd cut him if he stands, and I'd shoot him if he'd run
Yes I'd kill him with my Bible and my razor and my gun

God damn The Pusher
Gad damn The Pusher
I said God damn, God damn The Pusher man

© Irving Music Inc. (BMI)

Ruth Anne Adams said...

"And where are all the trick-or-treaters? I've got sooooo much extra candy!"

That'll teach ya' to buy $178 worth of candy at Target just so your toothbrush isn't lonely.

lmeade: Jeremiah was a bullfrog. Was a good friend of mine. I never understood a single word he said, but I helped him drink his wine.

vbspurs said...

"Radio alert!"

Well, whoopdee-bloody-doo.

I missed yet another live radio event, because though I've been hanging around Althouse like a junky who hasn't had her fix for a week (which is exactly what I am), I somehow took 5 from Blogosphering, totally missing the update.

I will check for the archives to see if I can hear it later, or if you have the link, please post. :)

Lmeade and Ruth Anne: I fought the Law, and the Law, won. I fought the Law, and the Law...won. (H/T Harriet Miers)


vbspurs said...

About the candy: Ann, it's your fault. You're living in 1969, still.

It's 2005, wise up! Mums and dads today have indoctrinated their kids about the 5 Food Groups:

Fat free, low carbs, extra-light, Atkins-friendly, and lastly, As seen on Suzanne Somersize.

Me, I didn't even buy one bag of candy, because, well, our condo is restricted.

That used to mean no Jews. Now it means no rugrats.


Meade said...

I hope I'm not being mocked.

vbspurs said...

I hope I'm not being mocked.

Speaking for myself, and I am unanimous in that, absolutely not!

And speaking for Ruth Anne, since I am a ventriloquist, no way!

On the contrary, that was way funny, Lmeade.

P.S.: The word verifications today have been off-the-charts. I just had to type "yzujuikzx". Dear me.


Dale B said...

Costco had a great deal on these huge bags with a mix of 115 candy bars for about $10.

Last year I had 60 kids come by. This year I had 25.

I've got LOTS of extra candy. Where were all the kids? The weather was perfect too. Maybe if I set the leftovers next to the coffee at work it will disappear.

JSU said...

Fart jokes on Althouse? Hee.

Ross said...

Hey, nice Op-Ed, Professor Althouse. I noticed that the Times did not put it behind the TimesSelect wall, but that the editors also did not see fit to mention althouse.blogspot.com -- just some institution with which you're apparently affiliated known as the "University of Wisconsin."

bill said...

lmeade, about the pusher. For something completely different, I recommend Deep Inside a Cop's Mind {Amazon} by S.W.A.T.

This version of The Pusher is done in the style of a very bad Shakespearean actor. The rest of the CD just disturbs everyone I've ever played it for. Reviewers can't decide if it's anti-cop or pro-cop, all I know is it makes me laugh.

It's a production by Jim Goad. I don't know anything about him, other than he appears to be deeply disturbed AND entertaining. He has a website that probably isn't work safe for most people - jimgoad.net.

favorite halloween treat my daughter collected - a baggie with 2 pieces of candy, a bible tract, and a gun. Well, a miniature water pistol...still, I think this qualifies as a 1st and 2nd amendment themed treat.

Pete said...

"He who smealt it, dealt it."

Ewwww, Ann.

wildaboutharrie said...

We got six trick or treaters. And one didn't want candy - she was just collecting for Unicef.

Since I have leftovers, I'm glad I got Snickers this year.

I hope your show is archived!

jeff said...

11 trick or treaters. $10 bag of candy from Costco.

Uh oh. Good thing I don't eat chocolate.

Bad thing my wife does.

Is there a reason my word verification word is "iddiot"?

ElvenPhoenix said...

Trick or treaters? Maybe it depends on where you live. We ran out of candy - four bags of it.

My husband was raiding the pantry, pulling out Wolf Brand Chili, packages of popcorn, tuna, diced peaches and giving the kids options. Snicker's Bar or Chili? Jorian (neighbor's boy) got a big kick when one of the trick-or-treaters chose the chili.

Later, once the lights on the porch were out we had one last round of kids. My daughter (11)answered the door, then came back to her "stash" and pulled out two huge handfuls of candy for the kids. She said that there were two little ones out there, and she didn't want them coming to our door and not get anything.

I've heard that trick or treating is declining, but you wouldn't believe that in my neighborhood. There were hordes of children everywhere. You almost didn't have time to sit down on the couch before the doorbell rang again.

Meade said...

Bill: Thanks. Creepy -- "Ha ha" creepy but still creepy. Reminded me of William Shatner doing 'Mr. Tambourine Man.' As I said, thanks. I think.

Sounds like your daughter made out like a halloween... bandit. Ah well, at least you don't live in Madison, Wisconsin where Good (intentioned) Witches of the North push the original gateway substance on innocent young tots while keeping their expensive power toothbrushes all for themselves. :-✺