September 18, 2010

At the Prairie Sunset Café...


... there's a soft, unreal glow.


Titus said...

I am getting my first delivery from a Madison restaurant tonight and I am a nervous wreck.

How will it be me?

Will the deliver driver be hot? LIkely not brown which is a 5 point deduction.

Will the food be good.

The possibilities are endless and I am completely scared.

Wish me luck fellow republicans.

Titus said...

My husband is going to Chennai tomorrow for training.

I on the other hand will be in Madison.

Lord Help Me.

I will be back in India the beginning of November. We are going to Darjeeling on yes..a really fabulous train. He send me the website and it is grand.

Titus said...

By the way if your husband is in INdia and you are in America use Reliance as your telephone carrier.

Doug Wright said...

First comes knowledge, then skill, and then you have to make your own luck from your use of what knowledge you have and how you apply that knowledge. Make your own luck!

Cheers, and happy hunting your prey!

deborah said...


John Lynch said...

This picture leaves me flat.

Dead Julius said...

That prairie photo is beautiful and evocative. All it needs is a unicorn!!! Or-- even better-- a whole family of unicorns!!!

deborah said...

Evocative of what, pray tell?

Dead Julius said...

Evocative of what, pray tell?

Eternity and every little bit of it that I've ever experienced.

And, for some strange reason, it evokes the Tragically Hip too... I think if you look really hard and squint at that photo you can see the 100th Meridian off there in the distance-- that big black line that the Canadians drew through our country.

I think of Althouse the blog as a tragic take on Eternity.

deborah said...

Are you by chance the 7th son of a 7th son?

Chip Ahoy said...

Now there's a subdued palette.

Just today I used the same colors. I was making three pop-up cards at once. Each needed two layers of backgrounds of streaky green and brown, plus each also need one page of mostly green and one page of mostly brown. So I had pages of colored wet card stock spread out all over the work surface. Just like this picture here in this post, and I mean exactly like this picture here, 'cept different.

Speaking of palate, <--- see what I did there? Check out the top round I whipped out for dinner tonight. Apologies vegetarians, especially in India, it's dead cow meat so please do not look at it.

Dead Julius said...

On Tuesday a new DVD box set of Dead Joseph Campbell's The Power of Myth is being released. These are all of the famed interviews he did with Bill Moyers back in the 1980s just before he died.

I downloaded a pirated audio-only version from the underworld interwebs ('cuz I'm impatient!), and listened with rapt attention to each of the interviews multiple times. How fascinating it is! His words make the world make more sense.

I wish someone had given me these videos, along with a copy of Atlas Shrugged, back when I was 15 or so.

Penny said...

"I think of Althouse the blog as a tragic take on Eternity."

Julius's glass is half empty.

Ain't THAT a bitch.

Most of us came into Althouse with our glasses half full.

Hell, I've been to the 100th Meridian and back a few times now, and the journey never ceases to amaze me.

Penny said...

Perhaps someone might want to finish my "sentence"...

I am ....?

Dead Julius said...

I went to my Neurologist yesterday about my Tourette's-like condition. He told me to smoke more weed. Yeah, it's illegal in New York, he told me, but I can move across to New Jersey and register for the Garden State Stoner list, or else drive up to Montreal. Gotta smoke it all north of the border, though, and be sure to sober up before hitting the I-87 again, he said.

This is my favorite Tragically Hip song btw. Haunting... just like Chip Ahoy's top round.

Penny said...

We can agree, Julius. "New Orleans is Sinking". *still is, by the way*

We might also agree that the Tragically Hip sang their hearts out about this.

BEFORE the hurricane.

Please don't "fact-check" through Wikipedia.

They haven't been to the 100th Meridian. YET

Dead Julius said...

Here's a chilling and powerful performance of the "Westwind" version of that... from 1995 in Euroland.

The water's on fire! The water's on fire!

Penny said...

"The water's on fire!"

COOL! was


But here's the thing, water and fire. Without a video, some jackass is going to want to make this a BAD thing, when it was a perfectly responsible private act between two opposites who work for the carnival!

Penny said...

Said it once, and say it again.

There is no "bad" work, unless you get yourself arrested.

And here's the HAPPY news. Arrested development isn't a crime.


edutcher said...

I would have said a soft, warm glow, but that's a matter of perception. Nice pic, regardless.

PS Seems our National Socialists are trying to hijack every thread.

Penny said...

"I would have said a soft, warm glow, but that's a matter of perception."

edutcher? That was both lovely and insightful.

Thanks for sharing your "light".

AlphaLiberal said...

I was reviewing President Obama's address to the nation yesterday where he warned of the corporate spending on elections due to the Citizens United decision.

"[A]ny time you see an attack ad by one of these shadowy groups, you should ask yourself, who is paying for this ad? Is it the health insurance lobby? The oil industry? The credit card companies?

"But more than that, you can make sure that the tens of millions of dollars spent on misleading ads do not drown out your voice. Because no matter how many ads they run - no matter how many elections they try to buy - the power to determine the fate of this country doesn't lie in their hands. It lies in yours. It's up to all of us to defend that most basic American principle of a government of, by, and for the people. What's at stake is not just an election. It's our democracy itself."

I don't see Althouse addressing this. Perhaps she has realized she was wrong to insist that corporate spending in elections won't have an effect on the outcome -- even though the money does not flow directly to campaigns.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

I don't see Althouse addressing this.

I think she's addressed it quite clearly. The answer to bad speech is more speech.

P.S. Isn't it odd that the UAW, teachers' unions, and the New York Times didn't make President Obama's list? I didn't think so either.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

... there's a soft, unreal glow.

Kinda like spray-tan for landscapes.

deborah said...

"PS Seems our National Socialists are trying to hijack every thread."

Oh, reeeeeeallllly, edutcher? Do elaborate. Unless you were joking; then, ha ha ha.

deborah said...

A confession from the tragically unhip. I didn't know The Tragically Hip was a band who'd made a song about the 100th Meridian. DJ (hey, bet he never realized his name could be cute-inized...and I'm thinking DJ Tanner here) supplying a link was helpful, but went unheeded last night. I was on a whole different plane <--- did you see what I did there?

Now, when Althouse labeled this a prarie picture, I thought, that's not how Laura of Laura and Mary described the plain. When I was a girl and then a teen girl, I read the Laura Ingalls Wilder series several times. When my daughter was about 11, I read it to her. I hadn't remembered that Ma said, "The only good Indian is a dead Indian." But I digress. So ever since, when I refer to the series, when talking to my daughter, I say "Laura and Mary," which to me is odd, but I like it. For example, if she complains about not having something, I'll say something like, 'When Laura and Mary were in Indian Territory, in the little house on the prarie, for Christmas, they got a tin cup, a penny, a heart-shaped cake cookie, and maybe a piece of candy.'

Recently, my daughter looked up from texting, smiled, and said, 'when it rains, it pours.' I said, 'what do you mean?' She explained that that was was Ma said when Laura had more than one beau.' And she was making the reference because two boys had just asked her out, and she was currently in possesion of a nice boy friend. I thought it was charming that she'd remember the Ma quote.

But anyway, I didn't know that the plain was matter-of-factly thought to begin at the 100th meridian. I can't remember where I was going with this but I will now complete Penny's 'I am...' and if this bizarre stream of conscious mood persists, I will continue to do so throughout the day.

I am at sixes and sevens.

And, I will now bravely post without re-reading my stream...ta-da!

deborah said...

Start at 1:43

I can't catch the last part of the line when the singers says, 'we're here to undermine the underminers... we're not going to be the full brunt of the force, we're more like the Devil at Johnson's...?

Freeman Hunt said...

It is interesting that experience can change a person's aesthetic sense.

Suntans, for example. We all know that they're bad news, but many of us indulge anyway or buy tanning creams to achieve fake ones.

Sometime this year my aesthetic sense concerning suntans has changed. I now associate suntans with illness and death and find them wholly unattractive.

traditionalguy said...

That is one rough where you could never find your golf ball. But it is boring flat looking We played a cooler weather mountain course twice this weekend and thanked God for electric golf carts. If a ball was hit out of bounds, we dropped another because of the steep hills going up and coming back down to get one ball. Because of heat that was the most golf we have attempted to play since my Cardiac Incident in April. I hit the ball well, but I kept hitting my putts way to hard.

deborah said...

Laura, put that bonnet on properly or you'll be brown as an Indian!

Nowadays, and for quite awhile, I've tended to think tans make a woman look coarse.