November 25, 2009

At the Gingko Nightclub...

DSC05493's the middle of the night. Let's play.


blake said...

I'm letting it all hang out.

It's not as attractive as it sounds.

Jason (the commenter) said...

We don't play at Althouse's. We are all too serious for that, other than blake. (I guess we left him hanging.)

AllenS said...

Did you just get up, or are you about ready to go to bed?

KCFleming said...

When but a child, maybe 3 or 4, I used to wake up and sneak down to the kitchen, climb up onto the counters, and scoop sugar straight from the canister, multiple mouthfuls of it, and then go back to bed.

Being one of a baker's dozen of children, it took my mom quite awhile before discovering who was doing it, the Family Circus Not me being the standard response.

Free to do so as an adult, I rarely feel so inspired by food lust to choose sugar, much less any food at all, over sweet sleep itself.

vbspurs said...

Whatever happened to Family Circus? I remember reading the comics section pullout on Sunday morning. Happy times.


KCFleming said...


Family Circus is still around; Bil Keane's son took it over. Pointless, but extant.

Family Cthulhu.
I found grandpa.
Jeffy's OCD.

But I cannot find my favorite, the "Manson Family Circus".

Fred4Pres said...

Michelle Malkin gives Andrew Sullivan a good whoopin over Sullivan's Southern Man hyperbole over the Bill Sparkman death. He was the guy found hanging with Fed scrawled on him. It turns out it was a suicide insurnace fraud thing, not a murder. Sullivan started his whole questioning thing if this was a "Southern populist terrorism" whipped up by Fox News and right wing extremists (I guess than means Rush and Levin).

And Trig Palin was not in on the insurance scam either Andrew.

vbspurs said...


Angelina Jolie not a fan of Obama? Whoa. Chip off the old Voigt block.

Bissage said...

(1) Oh, my Dear Lord! LOL at that deeply disturbing “Family Cthulhu.”

(2) The Nietzsche Family Circus.

(3) wv= swori. I'm swori I'm too lazy to google whether it's the male or female Ginko that drops the poop fruit so I'm going with male. So there!

Scott M said...

Insomnia is a harsh mistress.

Bissage said...

Did you just get up, or are you about ready to go to bed?

Probably both.

Althouse has told us before that she's one for segmented sleep.

Why I remember that, I have no idea.

vbspurs said...

Pogo, LOL at the Chudlu (whatever) cartoon.

Bissage: I've been refreshing like a loon at The Nietzsche Family Circus. HILARIOUS. THANKS!


KCFleming said...

"Insomnia is a harsh mistress."

A harsh mistress causes insomnia.

Or so I am told.

chickelit said...

LOLing at those Family Circus parodies!

wv: "chones" How are they hanging today?

vbspurs said...


Media Matters and others are up in arms about Mark Halperin's altering of Senator Mary Landrieu's hair to resemble Cameron Diaz' junk spunk spread hair in "Something about Mary". It appeared in Halperin's column about the second "Louisiana Purchase".

No word from Media Matters if they thought Newsweek's cover of Sarah Palin was blatantly manipulated to evoke sexism? Shocker.


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Scott said...

@Bissage: Nietzsche Family Circus made me laugh on this gray November morning in Jersey City.

@Andrew Sullivan (who reads these comments compulsively): Here is a link for you, dear. Give yourself a break.

Wince said...

According to Obama...

“The apartment was small, with slanting floors…”

Who were Obama’s former roommates: Joker, Penguin and Riddler?

Dutch Angles were used extensively in the original TV series and 1966 film of Batman where each villain had his own angle. Scenes filmed in any villain's hideout, when only the chief villain and his henchmen were present, were invariably shot at an angle departing extremely from the horizontal…

Worse yet, note the picture of Althouse atop the “Life at Meadhouse” post.

“Holy Obamabot, Batman!”

“To the Batcave, Sully, er, Robbin!”

P.S. Plus, Meade's got some splainin' to do.

Dutch tilt, Dutch angle, oblique angle, German angle, canted angle or Batman Angle are terms used for a cinematic tactic often used to portray the psychological uneasiness or tension in the subject being filmed. A Dutch angle is achieved by tilting the camera off to the side so that the shot is composed with the horizon at an angle to the bottom of the frame…

wv-"lemeness" = anything having to do with our dear friend Lem

Scott said...

@EDH: I once had an apartment in Morristown NJ, in an old house. The floor definitely slanted -- if you put a ball on the floor, it would roll to the wall.

To get a level kitchen table, I made one with a door-desktop and legs from Ikea, with feet that could be screwed in or out about 2"

Scott said...

This morning I am having two oxygen sensors and a battery replaced on my '99 Altima at Pep Boys near where I work.

On the one hand, it's really convenient to get my car serviced there. On the other hand, the last time I brought it in to have the belts replaced, they damaged a motor mount -- and then insisted that I pay $500+ for them to replace that factory part.

I was incensed. I swore I would never go back to those incompetent weasels.

But here I am, going back one more time.

I am The Pep Boys' bitch.

J. Cricket said...

The list that somehow equates the widespread and massive massive falsehoods in Palin's book to Obama;s book will never appear. I knew it the minute you said it. It was all Althouse smoke. Fortunately, we have Andrew to point it out and keep alerting the public to your own lies and distortions.

chickelit said...

That's pretty weak Tea, Mr.

wv: luffers LOL

Wince said...

Pogo said...
"When but a child, maybe 3 or 4, I used to wake up and sneak down to the kitchen, climb up onto the counters, and scoop sugar straight from the canister, multiple mouthfuls of it, and then go back to bed."

I used to do the same thing, except as a teenager with my father's beer.

Eventually, I got the same question, and gave the same "not me" answer.

And it was only me, my sister and my mother in the house. Not very credible.

Fred4Pres said...

Is craziness catching like the flu?

Allahpundit was completely wrong in his beta male response regarding the Seals facing courts martial (and Blackfive and Smitty at the Other McCain are all over it), but Captain Ed is also correct in going after Glenn Beck:

All you can do is facepalm this one.
I get Obama is a bad CIC, and I would not fault any member of the military and CIA who decided on their own to opt out (I would thank them for their service), but this is pure demogogery on Beck's part.

chuck b. said...

Andrew Sullivan misspells ginkgo that way too.

former law student said...

I am The Pep Boys' bitch.

I'm assuming the Pep Boys operate the only garage within a 50 mile radius. Because I would go to any place else first. Yours is just one more horror story in a long parade of documented incompetence.

Penny said...

I'm a segmented sleeper. Who knew! Actually I stopped in here last night between my sleeps. Unfortunately, the Gingko Nightclub wasn't open yet, so I opted for the ebay, which just can't compare for charm and pleasant conversaton.