April 30, 2010

What are we looking for?


What are we finding?

A toad.


AND: Before there was Althouse + Meade, there was Meade + toad.


Lem said...

Apparently that toad knows what Oprah looks like..

Ron said...

Meade! Don't go into the woods Meade! Unless Wisconsin Vampires are repelled by Marbury v. Madison, Ann can't help you!


Later....they found Meade...and he was ready to run for Congress!!!!

Theo Boehm said...

Bevor dada war,
der war dada da.

El Pollo Real said...

You kissed a toad and it turned into Meade?

BJM said...

There's a joke in there, but I'm not going to touch it.

1jpb said...

Walking in the forest is fun. I did that today.

But, my forest is part of a lot that includes a good chunk of waterfront on what is said to be one of the most pristine bays anywhere (you can fill a gallon bucket with Manila clams by scraping around w/ your toe in a about a square yard of beach, the beach is also littered w/ oysters, and crabs are there for the taking, shrimp are also plentiful but the season is only for a few hours on a couple days each year.

Regarding the beauty of this scene; there are no visible neighbors, but there are nearby hills and far away snow capped mountains (not to mention the setting sun) across the bay. There are no words that capture what I've witness. [Video can't capture it either.]

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Be sure to check for ticks when you get home.


The Elder said...

The answer is morel mushrooms, of course. We ate a batch here yesterday.

Look around the elm trees, stumps, and sprouts, little bro.

Irene said...

Don't we live in a beautiful place?

MamaM said...

Toad Camo: effective for the long shot.

Any snake encounters yet?

WV sheekiyii

JAL said...

Meadehouse. You scared the beejeezies out of that poor thing.

Stomp stomp stomp. Crunch. Crackle. Snap.

Yowee!! The giants are coming!!

Lem said...

I'm always on the lookout for a good movie.
I want to play a soundtrack of a movie I mentioned recently.

A Million Miles Away - The Plimsouls

Lem said...

Johnny Are You Queer - Josie Cotton

Lem said...

I believe Ms Hunter had no problems in that department ;)

Lem said...

Eyes Of A Stranger - The Payolas

"Now, what we’re doing, I want to be clear, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that's fairly earned."

"I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money."

Lem said...

Rush mentioned an article (a post) that resembles more "The eyes of a stranger"

A Stranger in Our Midst

Lem said...

Angst In My Pants - Sparks

"He defies the laws of physics as his daily exercise, but without him the universe just wouldn't be as friendly to humans."

Bono effuses inanely over Bill Clinton.

MamaM said...

No need to look in the woods or seas for strange and unusual creatures. Not when they land right on the doorstep to expose their misshapen character.

Lem...you were the man with the links today. Thank you. The 3 minute Descartes was a find and a lead to a set I didn't know existed.

Lem said...

Who can it be now - Men at work

Lem said...

Lem...you were the man with the links today. Thank you. The 3 minute Descartes was a find and a lead to a set I didn't know existed.

Did you get that?

Lem said...

Everywhere At Once - The Plimsouls

"We need cameras in the courtroom, because of the "long, slow decline of the newspaper industry" and the rise of "pseudo-journalist."

Says Judge Kozinski.

The more cameras the less we will rely on our ability to think and to judge.

Lem said...

I La La La Love You* - Pat Travers

(*watch the volume)

"Isn't Apple about love? Where's the love Apple?"

Lem said...

BTW - maybe I should mention this is the soundtrack to Valley Girl (1983)

Lem said...

Love my Way - The Psychedelic Furs

Come on, guys! Take the nasal spray that will help you care about other people — like women do!

Some scientists "found that inhaling the 'cuddle hormone' oxytocin made men just as empathetic as women."

Lem said...

Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime) - The Flirts

It only hurts when I'm wet.


Lem said...

The Fanatic - Felony

"Why do I want more haters? If someone had told me when I signed up I'd get half a million haters... It's all about the approval."

When do celebrities quit Twitting? When they don't get the love they sought. Aw. Poor celebrities!

Twitters aren't necessarily fans.. the humanity..

Lem said...

She Talks In Stereo - Gary Myrick And The Figures

"I followed my heart, and I believe it was the right thing to do, which is weird — I get how weird that is..."

"... because I didn’t make a commitment to Elizabeth. I wasn’t the one lying, like, to her, and I was supporting him in his process, and his intentions never wavered. I knew that he wanted — he just had a really unique way of getting there — to live a life of truth."

Word (gossip) is that miss Hunter had some "work" done for the shoot and the interview.

I say good for her!?

Lem said...

Oldest Story in the World - The Plimsouls

$8,875,000 for "an ocean-view villa... with a swimming pool, spa and fountains... 6 fireplaces, 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms."

Another place for Al Gore and his lovely wife "Tipper" to snuggle up and keep warm

The con.. the oldest story in the world.

Lem said...

School Is In - Josie Cotton

"I took a weekend class at NYU on speed fiction."

"The instructor would hold up a picture or postcard for 20 seconds or so. Then the class would write a short story about what they saw — in five minutes."

Quick now! Time yourself! 5 minutes!

I think Trooper and I did very well on that test..

Lem said...

I Melt with You - Modern English

"Meetings between great men don't always result in elevated colloquies; sometimes they tend towards the crudely basic."

Men in this case (as my sunday school teacher would say) means both men and women ;)

not that two men could not also.. whatever.

Lem said...

In the song "Who can it be now"..

I have great empathy for people
who just want to be left alone..

I myself cant see how I would live w/o people around but something in me wishes that I didn't need to be around people all the time.

Personal interaction with people inevitably becomes a pain in the ass.

Lem said...

"Everywhere At Once" - Cameras imply an omnipresence of sorts that its impossible to produce.. Cameras imply infallibility.

I'm not a big fan of cameras.

I hear birds chirping and its not even 5:00 am

Lem said...

"Love my Way" - Citizen Kane

Love on your own terms.. those are the only terms anybody ever knows.. his own

Lem said...

Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime)

The bar I frequent has a jukebox and it only takes bills.

Lem said...

Fanatic - I think I'm a tea party fanatic these days.

nttiawwt as Trooper would say.

Lem said...

She Talks In Stereo - not for nothing but when you look at Elisabeth and you look at Ms Hunter.. you.. I think I "empathise" with that slimeball Edwards..

I got the feeling, from the interview, that Ms Hunter and that slimeball Edwards have reunited.

Lem said...

BTW - It was the Hunter post that inspired tonight's Valley Girl soundtrack.

Lem said...

Oldest Story In The World -

Anybody older that 12 who doesnt know about Al Gores con job is probably brain washed and is in need of serious help.

Lem said...

School Is In -

We are lucky to have Althouse.. and not that guy in Pennsylvania Ave ;)

although my impression is that Obama taught for about two minutes.. nobody really knows anything about our president..

its a shame really.

Lem said...

I Melt with You -

Melting presupposes a high temperature conversion..

Melting pot.. California wants to make it legal..

Keep asking questions.

Bob said...

When I was a boy in Florida and interested in acquiring a snake as a pet, we went to the local pet store and was shown three snakes: an Indigo Snake, which was large and rather passive (these are on the Endangered Species list now and can't be caught or sold); an Eastern King Snake, which I ended up buying; and a Southern Hognosed Snake, which I rejected because the pet shop clerk said I'd need to catch toads for it regularly to eat. I couldn't guarantee a supply of toads, so I bought the King Snake, which ate mice, available at the pet shop.

edutcher said...


1jpb said...

Walking in the forest is fun. I did that today.

Always rewarding, just be careful about turned ankles, etc.

Irene said...

Don't we live in a beautiful place?

If you can get just a little bit away from man, most places are, but, yes, it's very nice up there.

howzerdo said...

I thought the answer might be bamboo grass.

howzerdo said...

A toad is better, though.

Trooper York said...

Althouse said
AND: Before there was Althouse + Meade, there was Meade + toad.

That's kind of mean. There's no reason to diss the first Mrs. Meade that way. Not cool.

traditionalguy said...

The Toadsters were moved back to #5 after a team they beat last year beat a weakened USC. Merely remaining undefeated yourself is not enough to please some "experts". Just ask Sara Palin.