March 15, 2010

At the Lake Melt Café...


... draw near.




Chip Ahoy said...


Is Trent Lott's hair real?

☐ Yes. In fact, I'd like to run my fingers through it, if my fingers were on somebody else's robot.

☐ Yes. It's real human hair.

☐ It's so real it could take off by its own volition and land on someone else's head.

☐ It's part real. The other part is Kevlar and a carbon composite.

☐ Are you kidding me? This is a trick question, right?

Sea Urchin said...

I have no official position on Trent Lott's hair.

However, I am very excited to see the thaw. This was my first winter in a place where the lakes and rivers freeze (upstate NY) during the winter, and it makes me really happy now to see WATER on my drive in to work instead of ice.

I was so excited about spring I planted the onion that had sprouted on my kitchen table in my side yard. It was green and happy on my kitchen table, but I guess it's still not quite spring yet. It's yellow and sad outside my window.

My husband wondered if we're culpable for the onion's death. I reminded him that if I hadn't decided to let the little green shoots grow, we would have just eaten it.

ricpic said...


The dirty ice is sliced by water
Lets the towers shine like they oughta
Upside down as well as rightside up
Liquidly melting the melting cup.

El Pollo Real said...


My mom says "unthaw" as in "take it out of the freezer and let it unthaw".

It seems to me that "to unthaw" should mean "to refreeze", but it doesn't.

weird dat.

HKatz said...

There goes the Lady of the Lake, happy to be able to climb out from under the ice and have a nice run with her dog.

Mrs. Bettina Bothingwart said...

"I have to believe there someone out there better for both of us"


Seems like a number of people are burned out on the idea of a "soulmate" and, indeed, it's just an idea. Thinking you're "missing out" (because you're not good enough, persistent enough, spiritually tuned-in enough) has caused a lot of needless suffering. There is an unfortunate subtle intimation that if you don't "find" one, you're a ... See Moreloser, or missing out on life's most important aspect. Yes, it's marvelous that some people find each other and click, romp, do great things together. It's luck or fate or whatever. Because everything changes and ends, it's not a prerequisite for an extraordinarily creative and love-filled life. I had a best friend for 4 years in junior/senior high and we were inseparable and had the best times together and grew intellectually and emotionally. Then she moved away and we grew apart and separately. Most people aren't fortunate enough to ever have that experience! Not to diminish one iota the joy of moving through a part of life with the seemingly "perfect" mate, I think it's more important to recognize and cleave to that soulmate within, cultivating the conversation with our "higher self", seeing the joy of perfect Reality and letting Love express itself through and around us.

Mrs. Bothingwart

Doug Wright-OldGrouchy said...

So, how many votes will it take now for HCR to pass in the House?

Also, if 10-Representatives take a long vacation, then many votes will it take to pass HCR in the House?

Beware, Global Warming is upon us, our snowcovered lawns are beginning to burn up in the harsh light of the sun.

k said...

MMM... let's melt.

~ wv ~ plonsu

Why do I see Pelosi in that? Projection? Prediction?

XWL said...

Sure, you can take pictures of women jogging by and they smile...

El Pollo Real said...

Isn't it grand to contemplate all the iceholes leaving Madison?

Chip Ahoy said...

I do this comic riff my friends find hilarious, at least they do laugh, lampooning a Playboy centerfold profile. I strike poses using a chair for a prop, provocative at first, then risqué, then flat out rude, then ludicrously improbable, all the while vocally completing the profile with erudite interests and pursuits in an innocent high-pitched voice; pre-med student, favorite movies all obscure niche foreign films, books all classics and masters-level philosophy, etc. And now Rielle Hunter totally upstages my whole schtick with her spread in GQ and her interview. That does it! I quit.

MadisonMan said...

I am also happy to see the thaw.

Unthaw to me should mean to freeze, just like unfreeze means to thaw.

Fred4Pres said...

Reminds me of American Gods.

Lem said...

Ms Hunter did that Miley Cyrus Vanity Fair - 'oh no they took advantage of me' stunt.

seen it.. not fooling anybody.

El Pollo Real said...


Palladian said...

I see that the thaw has released the frigid, slimy, barnacle-covered twat named Maxine Weiss from her icy prison 'neath the lake. I hear she spent the winter dead and dreaming of her personal Xenu Ann Althouse.

David said...

"frigid, slimy, barnacle-covered twat"

Nasty. But even she admits to a wart on her Bothing.

Lem said...

House may try to pass Senate health-care bill without voting on it.

I tell you, Pelosi got some balls.

Instead, Pelosi (D-Calif.) would rely on a procedural sleight of hand: The House would vote on a more popular package of fixes to the Senate bill; under the House rule for that vote, passage would signify that lawmakers "deem" the health-care bill to be passed.

The tactic -- known as a "self-executing rule" or a "deem and pass" -- has been commonly used, although never to pass legislation as momentous as the $875 billion health-care bill. It is one of three options that Pelosi said she is considering for a late-week House vote, but she added that she prefers it because it would politically protect lawmakers who are reluctant to publicly support the measure

Shes is going to have her cake and eat it too.

AllenS said...

Unfreeze, and let a thousand flowers bloom. I've started my yearly quest to rid my place of box elder trees. The sap is flowing.

michael said...

We can dig beneath the drab
and reveal silvered veins of
stonework and gilt
and still engineer drear
and revel in efficient overbuilt

Drethelin said...

I think i actually saw that woman while out walking last night