October 18, 2007

A vlog about sleepclimbing over the railing...

... and other things.


MadisonMan said...

I'm waiting. Sleepclimbing over a railing sounds dangerous.

rhhardin said...

Das Uberschreiten der Gleise Verboten

Dimly remembered advice from a 1960 Vienna railroad station.

The Germans forbid everything.

Ann Althouse said...

I'm having a hard time uploading it... I'm working on it.

Ann Althouse said...

See, this is one reason I don't vlog that often. YouTube is bad about uploading things that are close to 10 minutes. This video is 9:55 and I think it's just not going to go in, and I'm wasting hours waiting for it to go in.

Maxine Weiss said...

Oh my goodness...Althouse is wearing a neck brace. Poor thing, must have fallen.

Simon said...

Maxine, I think it's the scarf from the New York Museum of Art post in February (I think it was the museum of art post, it was right around the time of the FedSoc's student symposium this year and when she was held up forever at the airport).

... It's an alluring image, in any event.

hdhouse said...

that was 10 min. well spent

Bissage said...

Don’t mind me. I’ve been doing hallucinogenic drugs:

(1) This thing you said that follows should be forced to prominence and I should repeat it until it cannot be forgotten. “It’s a process. It’s . . . there’s no goal. There’s no goal in blogging because it just goes on and on and on. It never ends unless it’s gone.”


(2) At 5:57 . . . DID YOU FART?!

(3) You think bears can’t be cute? I DARE you not to think this bear’s cute!

So what if there’s a bloody, entrails smeared smile in his future? He’s Kute!

(4) Please don’t fall off the balcony. We’ll miss you.

Play it safe. Do what Gilligan did. Before you go to sleep, get a length of rope and tie your foot to the bed frame.

Now understand, it didn’t work for him because it was the full moon and he turned into a vampire. He simply woke up and untied the rope.

But it’ll work for you.

You’re not a vampire.


blogging cockroach said...

professor you know what they say about sleepwalking
if someone is in a dangerous spot never awaken them
they will probably make it to the other side okay
you know in the opera la sonnambula the heroine amina
proved she was innocent of hanky panky
with the count's long lost son rudolfo
by sleepwalking over a dangerous mill bridge
reenacting her betrothal and her late grief
at being rejected by her promisi sposi elvino
everybody saw her and finally understood
that she wasn't a slut by conking out
on rudolfo's couch just a sleepwalker

no one ever said opera plots were all that great

but what i am wondering is--

do you really sleepwalk

if you do have you left instructions
not to wake you if you're seen pirouetting
on your balcony at 3 am

or on the other hand do you want to be awakened
not trusting either your balance or the hand of god that much

if you sleepwalk what do you think you might relive or reenact

sorry to pry, but i've been thinking of updating
some of these classic operas with hokey plots to the 21st century
what better way in this case than to feature
a lawprof in brooklyn rather than some
villiage girl in italy no one can relate to

blogging cockroach said...

do you mind if i put the mad scene
in the comments when the name
clinton is mentioned

Maxine Weiss said...

Hey Manhattan:

Get your telescopes ready. 3:00 am, Althouse in French lace penoir, climbing over the balcony !

Chris Althouse Cohen said...

I used to sleepwalk, remember? As far as I know, when you sleepwalk your unconscious mind still prevents you from killing yourself. People have driven cars asleep and not crashed, for instance.

Maxine Weiss said...


Ann Althouse said...

Chris, of course, I remember. It was frightening to konw you were capable of opening the front door and walking away in your sleep.

MadisonMan said...

(2) At 5:57 . . . DID YOU FART?!

This comment was very funny to read in advance considering what happened.

Thanks for the vlog. Always enjoyable to watch.

rcocean said...

Great Vlog, but you seemed rather nervous/distracted at first.

I missed the glass of wine. It has symbolic significance for me.

Maxine Weiss said...

I think Althouse has a yearning for personal invisiblity, hence the lack of VLogs lately.