November 30, 2009

At the Duct Tape Café...


... let's try to keep it together.


vbspurs said...

My. Todd Palin has really aged.


traditionalguy said...

Is this more grafitti done by Duct Tape Artists extraordinaire? Madison has its quirks too.

RJO said...

Has Ann said somewhere what kind of camera she uses? Aspiring photographers want to know.

vbspurs said...

She's got a Sony Cybershot (DSC-9 I think) and a pricier Canon. I believe if you check out her pics on Flickr, they give you details about the cameras used to take each one.

edutcher said...

Speaking of duct tape, I've seen in my commutes the occasional over-the-hill vehicle held together, literally, with duct tape and coat hangers (hey, something has to keep the rust in place).

As the Rec(Depr)ession contiues, how many more of those will be on the roads?

veni vidi vici said...

This has to be one of my favorite posts of recent memory. Witty!

wv: 'tredneth' -- One who makes a practice of avoiding trespass.

ricpic said...

That godawful gummint plaza wasn't bad enough, now she has to go after Albany's crumbling neighborhoods.

AllenS said...

AllenS just returned from Johnson Trailers in Colfax, WI., with his brand new 12' dual axle trailer. Watched the video for installing electric brake kit. Cool.

WV: ailing

Oh, oh. Bad omen?

Ann Althouse said...

1. It's Albany.

2. The picture was taken with a Sony DSC-T900, which I highly recommend. Buying it at this link will make a donation to this blog without costing extra.

3. Victoria is right in that I used to have a DSC-9, but it went bad, in a pretty cool way, as described in this post.

4. My SLR digital is a Nikon D50, which is probably not what you'd buy today. How about a nice a Nikon D90? Again, by using that link, you make a donation.

5. My old film SLR is a Canon.

vbspurs said...

in a pretty cool way

FREAKY PIC! It's American Gothic meets The Exorcist.

(BTW, my two Sony Cybershots, bought around the same time as yours, are alive and kicking)

SMGalbraith said...

If you give me the right duct tape I can stop the world.

'According to the popular account given by Plutarch, Archimedes was contemplating a mathematical diagram when the city was captured. A Roman soldier commanded him to come and meet General Marcellus but he declined, saying that he had to finish working on the problem. The soldier was enraged by this, and killed Archimedes with his sword. '

Marshall would argue that the soldier was obviously a Republican Guard.

Chip Ahoy said...

That is so sad. The door invites you to try bashing through it.

William said...

Duct tape is to conservatives what black leather is to sadomasochists and enema tubes were to Gandhi. They are so enamored of cheap, practical solutions that they have eroticized this innocent aide beyond all measure. Todd Palin would have you believe that duct tape prevents frostbite in the same way that Liberace wanted you to be believe that his sequined capes kept him warm. I would not wish to speculate on what debauched acts go on behind that duct taped door.

former law student said...

Is Michael Clemmons "Soft on Crime" Huckabee's Willie Horton? Along with reportedly killing cops, earlier this year he apparently has also molested a 12 year old.

Dang, that Huckabee must be a bleeding heart conservative, to let such a blot on humanity go free.

vbspurs said...

I would not wish to speculate on what debauched acts go on behind that duct taped door.

See? This is what I can visualisation. It went from dilapidated eccentric corner dwelling to an unfathomably mysterious sin den.

vbspurs said...

P.S./OT: Anyone watch "Million Dollar Listing" on Bravo? I just started watching a few hours ago (I think the season premiere is at 10 PM), and it's fascinating. The 3 realtors, who all look like effeminate boyband members have that airhead phoney courtesy passive-aggressiveness that I so associate with Californians.

Where's Palladian to disabuse me of my notions of his fellow Staters?


Andy said...

No, we didn't forget.

So, for the record: you flunked the homework that Andrew Sullivan gave you.

A big fat F.

Congratulations, professor!!

SMGalbraith said...

So, for the record: you flunked the homework that Andrew Sullivan gave you

Ann has her own uterus to worry about; she can't worry about others.

Beside, it's the holidays.

David said...

Is that really a door? Looks more like a coal chute to me. I love the decorations.