July 20, 2011

At the Deep Fried Café...


... keep it crispy.


TWM said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, Michelle is gonna be SOOO pissed at you!

Tank said...

That pic is better than any sunset.

chickelit said...

eet smakelijk!

Kurt said...

Hmm... Onion Rings. Do I sense a vortex in the vicinity?

Fred4Pres said...

A well balanced meal!

Anonymous said...

Needs some parsley for color.

edutcher said...

The Blonde would be in agony for a week.

In addition to everything else, you still have a working gall bladder.

PS No, Tank, not really.

Anonymous said...

Also, why "crispy" rather than Althouse's preferred "crisp"? The second is crisper.

victoria said...

MMMMM, crispy. Nothing I like better
than good fried food. O rings are the best, the only thing missing is some fried Zucchini and ranch dressing. Come on over to Lucky Boy's in Pasadena and get the best fried zuchs on the planet. Ask for extra ranch dressing, it is homemade and the best.
Much better talking about food than politics.

Vicki from Pasadena

traditionalguy said...

That is mighty deep.

Fried foods eating in a public place seems so brazen. What if the fat children see you and eat them too?

Lincolntf said...

That looks so good. In exactly 12 days I'll be eating fried Cape Cod seafood by the plate load. And lobster rolls. And stuffed quahogs. And bluefish casserole. And oysters I rip from the rocks myself. To think I used to go on vacation to do things, now I mainly go to eat things.

Kensington said...

Uhhh, you gonna finish that?

Lem said...

Rush is back.

MadisonMan said...

Lincolntf, if you're not way out on the tip of the Cape, take a side-trip to Aunt Carrie's in Pt. Judith (RI). Great Fried Food! Super clam cakes.

Shanna said...

Onion rings sound good now.

I'd rather have blackened fish than fried, though. Yum.

The Drill SGT said...

Althouse, You need a wife to nag you into submission, or alternately

are you andBachman submitting to your master's desire for good guy food?

PS: Battered Deep Fried Baby Articokes, with garlic aoli from Castroville (the other Castro)

Titus said...

OMG, that is fucking amazing looking.

Lake Perch I see with Onion Rings and Cheese Curds.


Sysco curds though, not "real" homemade curds. Love the real ones but Sysco ones do ok in a pinch.

Pinch. I said Pinch.

Pinch A Loaf.

Tits at a Wisconsin Supper Club having an all you can eat Haddock Special. With choice potato: hash browns, american fries, baked potato, french fries, soup or juice, all you can eat salad bar fixxins, rolls, slaw, baked beans, cheese tray and brandy old fashion.

Titus said...

Where on the Cape you go Lincoln?


Do you guys know you say, "down the Cape" or "on the Cape"?

Not at the Cape, that is wrong.

Tits at tea dance in Ptown, glowing, sculpted, hard, smooth and exposed.


AllenS said...

Tomorrow morning, I'm going to have a colonoscopy. My last meal was yesterday at noon. Presently, I'm on a clear liquid diet.

You're killin' me.

Titus said...

I would do Ed Milibrand, Opposition Leader in the UK.

Hot Jew Hog.

F said...


Ask for the videotape.

MadisonMan said...

I'm going to have a colonoscopy

Mine was last month. Kinds cramps your style, I find.

mariner said...

That looks delicious. I see others have made the obvious Moochelle comments.

The Drill SGT said...


I hope you are taking the pills with water rather than drinking that crap.


Chip S. said...

@Lincolntf--You can justify vacationing in New England for food because it's the only place I know where you can get whole fried clams instead of the pathetic clam strips served anywhere else.

I'd feel bad for talking about food in front of AlanS, but I assume he's left the thread already.

Shanna said...

Lake Perch I see with Onion Rings and Cheese Curds.

Ah, are those Cheese curds? I thought there were an awful lot of hushpuppies on that plate. I guess that shows you how southern I am!

Anonymous said...

I hate fried clams, oysters and similar shellfish. Go raw or go home (unless you're talking chowder).

MayBee said...

Has someone already said this?

Your photo now shows up in my Firefox tab. It is looking toward the tab label. Adorable!

ricpic said...

A well balanced meal.

Where's the beer?

Zachary Sire said...

do you guys work out after eating like this?

cubanbob said...

Looks hideously unhealthy but God I love it so!

AllenS said...

Some months ago, I had a flexible sigmoidoscopy performed. That's where they only look at the lower fourth of your colon. You do not need a sedative for that procedure, so I was able to watch on the tv the whole process. Nice, real nice. I had three polyps removed. They have a flexible noose that they use, and when they tighten the noose, it cuts the polyps right off. Little blood, but no pain. There are no nerve endings in your colon.

The nurse said that I might experience some discomfort, something like a gas pain during the procedure. Your colon collapses when there's nothing in it, so they use air to open it back up. The so-called gas pain hurt worse then what I was expecting. I think that's why they sedate you when they do the whole colon.

Yesterday at 7 pm I had to drink a bottle of magnesium citrate, which gave me the shits starting about an hour later. I didn't dare fall asleep until about midnight.

I have to make a gallon of the GoLYTELY crap again, just like last time, drink half this afternoon and then finish the gallon about 3 in the morning.

Bummer. But, if it keeps me alive longer, it's worth it. I guess.

Dustin said...


Redirect althou.se to this blog, until such time as you leave.

Might I add, you will probably leave eventually. It's just a matter of time before something else happens. I think you should consider how much easier it may be to just do it now, and have complete control. I think you should consider the range of problems you may have in the future.

But it's not my work or blog. I just suggest you redirect from the other link. Perhaps even add in 'iframe' to this blog, so it shows up on that website.

Consider this: if you had been doing that before, when blogger deleted your blog, you would have had complete control of the URL your readers were going to. You'd be able to quickly resume blogging.

ricpic said...

The only good thing about a colonoscopy is that it's a once every seven years procedure.

AllenS said...


They told me every 5 years. I'm thinking about every 10 or 15 years.

Last year I did the stool check, which they want me to do every year. That's where you avoid red meat for 6 days, and then on the 4th, 5th and 6th days you smear some shit on some cards and send it in to see if there is any blood in your stool. That procedure isn't so bad, and I'm thinking of just doing that. The colonoscopy stuff sucks.

MadisonMan said...

That liquid stuff wasn't too hard to drink IMO. Faintly salty. It was really hot when I was drinking it, and the liquid was really cold -- that helped.

And then, an hour later...

Unknown said...

Needs some parsley for color.

Can you deep-fry parsley? And if so, what kind of batter do you use?


Hope you get a clean bill of health and a 10-year reprieve.

WV: equabial. Are they using an equabial procedure for that?

Chip Ahoy said...

Titus, the video of Ed Milibrand that circulated last week would dispel that idea, if you could stand to watch it even 1/2 way through.

MadisonMan said...

It cost $2700, or something like that, which insurance paid for. And they're doing at least 4 per day at the facility I was at, 5 days a week. You do the math.

How much is spent on preventative medicine? There is no history of colon cancer in my family, so I wonder why this test? Someone in medicine convinced my HMO that it was vital, I suppose.

Chip Ahoy said...

If those cheese curds would have a little bit of jalapeño in 'em, they'd be jalapeño poppers, sort of like a mini deep-frired chile relleño, 'cept diff'ernt.

Lincolntf said...

Madison, I've always been a Bayside Mid-Cape (Brewster) guy, so I don't know much about the RI beach/vacay scene, but if I ever end up there I'll try the place. I've only even been to Newport for the weekend twice. It's a great place, but I feel deeply jealous looking at the Mansions and grounds, so it's not my favorite spot to hang out.

Titus, as I mentioned above, I'm in Brewster, a straight shot down old 6A to P-town. I've been going to the Cape since birth (thank you, Grandpa!) for summers, and even lived there year-round for two years in my twenties. Needless to say, I've seen all there is to see in P-town. I enjoy the place and my wife and I will most likely take a daytrip out there this summer.
Some of my funniest summertime memories are from P-town. It was where we'd go to buy our "illicit" summer goods. Plastic beer can wrappers that looked like Coke cans, bowls, rolling papers, etc. (even when we were way too young to reasonably expect to get either alcohol or weed), and sundry other teen-attractive goods. Probably bought my first "I Caught Crabs Under The Provincetown Wharf" t-shirt when I was thirteen or so.

Geoff Matthews said...

Are those deep fried mushrooms?
They are crack to me.

AllenS said...

And then, an hour later...


Lincolntf said...

Chip S.,

Absolutely right. Those little "clam strips" are the worst fucking excuse for shellfish I've ever seen. They're like fried, breaded, leathery nothing.
My biggest dilemma this trip will be what to order where. All of my favorite places serve all my favorite things, and I try not to repeat too much or I miss something entirely. Fortunately, none of the places I go would ever consider not offering the big fat-bellied clams intact. They might have paper dishes, but they know what's up.

AllenS said...

Why not make that electrolyte solution taste like beer? That way, you could pretend that you were having fun while drinking it.

Rube said...

At the Maine Clam Fest this year whole fried clams were $8.00 a pint, more expensive than Lobster.

chickelit said...

Are those deep-fried polyps?

Triangle Man said...

$8.00 a pint, more expensive than Lobster.

You can get a pint of lobster meat for less than $8.00?

Joe Schmoe said...

Ann, what do they call that dish? The Widowmaker?

ndspinelli said...

tman, I tend to agree but steamed clams and whole bellied fried clams are pretty fucking good..not hojo clam strips..real whole bellied. Or, a big bucket of steamers or steamed mussels w/ an ice cold beer..dago viagra!

john said...

Hello Zachary.

ndspinelli said...

Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale..Boston Post Road in Madison, Ct. Be prepared to wait in line..or "on line" if you're a New Yorker.

Lincolntf said...

t-man, what do you eat raw? I've only ever eaten raw oysters. We catch razor clams, quahogs, steamers, mussels, oysters, etc. almost at will (Google "Brewster Flats" or something like that) when the tide goes out. When we were kids we'd catch razor clams (considered a pretty crappy food clam) by the scores and fry 'em up. Sometimes we'd bite the foot off right out there on the flats. We weren't exactly geniuses.

Anyway, the oysters (5 minutes from clinging to a rock to being lemoned, hot-sauced and in my mouth) are the best I'll ever have, I'm convinced of that after years of trial and error.

David said...

That food. You are still in Wisconsin for sure.

Fred4Pres said...

I dredge halibut through flour, then egg, then Italian breadcrumbs, and cook in a deep pan with grape seed oil. That is some fine fried fish. Some premimum sweet onions made into onion rings are fine too.

Anonymous said...

Yeah - I forgot about steaming. I really love steamed mussels. Clams, not so much. Also, a lightly broiled oyster can be great, with little wilted spinach and a dollop of sabayon.

caplight said...

Just finished my protein shake for lunch, then this. Ooh, Mama!

Anonymous said...

I guess I've limited my answer to clams and oysters. My wife doesn't like shellfish at all, but we always had raw clams (all sizes and kinds) down the Shore (New Jersey).

Fred4Pres said...

Lincolntf, where do you find such bounty?

I agree, oysters fresh out of the water are just about perfect. Of course, this is not the best season for them now (since they are breeding and a bit mushy). Winter oysters are just superb!

I like fresh wild fish (blue fin, yellow fin, or salmon) cut for sashimi fresh from the water. That is awesome too.

ndspinelli said...

When Titus is on the way to Gay Head on the Vineyard hopefully he knows to stop @ the Home Port Restaurant in Chilmark. Not only great food, but like Lenny and Joes, they have no liquor license and allow byob. At the Home Port you can carry in a fucking cooler!

AllenS said...

Man, all this talk about food. I'm so hungry that I could eat the south end of a skunk running north. Oh, well, at least I have a half gallon of crap to drink in two hours.

edutcher said...

ric, AllenS, I think it's 5 - 10. I had it done last year, but The Blonde says only 2.

I think the doctor said 5, though. Wiki says 10.

I didn't have much to do but count backwards from 100 and then I woke up (actually, I didn't even get to the second 9 in 99).

SunnyJ said...

Clogs my arteries just looking at that!

MadisonMan said...

When I lived in RI, we never went to Newport in the summer. Too touristy, too much traffic. Pt. Judith, and Aunt Carrie's, is south of Narragansett, on the mainland. If you're on the Cape, that means a pretty long drive, I guess, either through Providence or across the Newport Bridge and that means the traffic hell of Aquidneck Island. Thank God they replaced the Jamestown Bridge, though.

Fred4Pres said...

I like steamer clams steamed. Then I drink the clam juice. I like mussels in tomato sauce (real spicy). I like razor clams fried. I like geoduck ribbon sauteed in butter. I like lobsers steamed with corn and veggies in a pit at the beach. I like blue crabs, red rock, dungenous, and king crab. I like the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station and having a plate of oysters from tiny sweet Olympias, to Kumamotos and European flats, to Virginicas and Blue Points, to big honkin Pacifics. I like Umbertos too and the Clam Broth House in Hoboken.

I am really hungry now.

caplight said...

Eat what you want and die like a man.

Fred4Pres said...

SunnyJ, if you cook that in grapeseed or peanut oil, you need not worry about your heart. A bit rich on calories but actualy heart healthy.

Of course raw oysters (from clean water) and fish are really good for you and not at all bad for your heart.

Sal said...

Different doctors use different prep instructions for a colonoscopy. Some are more miserable than others.

Mine was okay, but the prep instructions falsely said I should 'cleanse' until it ran clear. It never actually does because you continue to produce bile regardless. That threw me off.

The list of approved liquids you can consume should include beer. I don't see why not, but you know a doctor isn't going to say it.

Lincolntf said...

Fred, this is the Wikipedia entry for Brewster. They give short shrift to the most remarkable feature, which is the dramatic tidal shift. Hight tide, there's about 30-50 feet of good sandy beach before the waves. At low tide, a scant 5.5-6 hours later, one can walk straight out for an hour and a half and never get wet above the knees (we do this to surfcast at "the edge" where the tide turns. Gamefish gather there, but one always runs the risk of getting caught behind the tide). That kind of low tide exposes massive clam beds, identifiable after a good bit of practice. It takes work, and lots of false positives with both the "hole identification" and "heel feel" methods, but the clams are always there. The mussels are all over the occasional rocks, jetties, moorings, etc. Most are too small to bother with. The oysters are in a very particular spot that inflicts lots of cuts on ones hands, and usually a few eel encounters to boot.


AllenS said...
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Sal said...

I could drink unlimited amounts of water, tea, coffee, soda, and broth on the day before. No juices with pulp in them though.

AllenS said...

I've found out that apple juice is the most filling. That's allowed on the list.

coketown said...

I loooooove onion rings. They're sooooo goooooood. Way better than an awesome blossom.

With shrimps, I like to deep fry them then pull all the crispy outsides off.

Original Mike said...

What, no carrots?

Lincolntf said...

I'm dissatisfied with what I'm finding on the Internet regarding how cool the Brewster flats are.

Mission: Document a bunch of the cool stuff that is probably unique to this particular stretch of Cape shoreline. Fortunately, I have a little Kodak Playsport camera that's dying for a workout. I hope to eventually regale you guys with tales from the Flats.
It really is a cool place, I swear.

Trooper York said...

McDonalds McNuggets Poem

What shall I do with these tiny nubbins
fried and tasty and outside is crispy.
Box had twenty, I could have had dozens
but just eating these made me feel filthy.

Why must I regret such forbidden love
where chicken paste is made of mystery
but they fit me like an old baseball glove
yet wreck colons like evil wizardry.

Sweet and sour dipping sauce was perfect
one nugget after another be nice
none of it made me think it be suspect
that you could get all this for a low price

If this be harmful, let me remain blind.
Allow a fat man his lunch, please be kind.

(Danny, foodinmouth.com)

Almost Ali said...

The perfect segway, fried food to colon cancer. I've done both, and both did me.

Fred4Pres said...

Charming oysters I cry:
My masters, come buy,
So plump and so fresh,
So sweet is their flesh,
No Colchester oyster
Is sweeter and moister:
Your stomach they settle,
And rouse up your mettle:
They'll make you a dad
Of a lass or a lad;
And madam your wife
They'll please to the life;
Be she barren, be she old,
Be she slut, or be she scold,
Eat my oysters, and lie near her,
She'll be fruitful, never fear her.

Jonathan Swift

Henry said...

Brewster flats is cool. Clam license will set you back a few clams, though.

Fred4Pres said...

The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright--
And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night.

The moon was shining sulkily,
Because she thought the sun
Had got no business to be there
After the day was done--
"It's very rude of him," she said,
"To come and spoil the fun!"

The sea was wet as wet could be,
The sands were dry as dry.
You could not see a cloud, because
No cloud was in the sky:
No birds were flying overhead--
There were no birds to fly.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand;
They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of sand:
"If this were only cleared away,"
They said, "it would be grand!"

"If seven maids with seven mops
Swept it for half a year.
Do you suppose," the Walrus said,
"That they could get it clear?"
"I doubt it," said the Carpenter,
And shed a bitter tear.

"O Oysters, come and walk with us!"
The Walrus did beseech.
"A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
Along the briny beach:
We cannot do with more than four,
To give a hand to each."

The eldest Oyster looked at him,
But never a word he said:
The eldest Oyster winked his eye,
And shook his heavy head--
Meaning to say he did not choose
To leave the oyster-bed.

But four young Oysters hurried up,
All eager for the treat:
Their coats were brushed, their faces washed,
Their shoes were clean and neat--
And this was odd, because, you know,
They hadn't any feet.

Four other Oysters followed them,
And yet another four;
And thick and fast they came at last,
And more, and more, and more--
All hopping through the frothy waves,
And scrambling to the shore.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Walked on a mile or so,
And then they rested on a rock
Conveniently low:
And all the little Oysters stood
And waited in a row.

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

"But wait a bit," the Oysters cried,
"Before we have our chat;
For some of us are out of breath,
And all of us are fat!"
"No hurry!" said the Carpenter.
They thanked him much for that.

"A loaf of bread," the Walrus said,
"Is what we chiefly need:
Pepper and vinegar besides
Are very good indeed--
Now if you're ready, Oysters dear,
We can begin to feed."

"But not on us!" the Oysters cried,
Turning a little blue.
"After such kindness, that would be
A dismal thing to do!"
"The night is fine," the Walrus said.
"Do you admire the view?

"It was so kind of you to come!
And you are very nice!"
The Carpenter said nothing but
"Cut us another slice:
I wish you were not quite so deaf--
I've had to ask you twice!"

"It seems a shame," the Walrus said,
"To play them such a trick,
After we've brought them out so far,
And made them trot so quick!"
The Carpenter said nothing but
"The butter's spread too thick!"

"I weep for you," the Walrus said:
"I deeply sympathize."
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size,
Holding his pocket-handkerchief
Before his streaming eyes.

"O Oysters," said the Carpenter,
"You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none--
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one.

Lewis Carroll may have been high, but he is spot on with this.

Henry said...

@Lincolntf -- Have you tried Nickerson's Fish and Lobster in Chatham? Pretty good food and great location on the water.

Titus said...

Lobster Pot Ptown.

Old School.

Titus said...

That plate is missing all the dipping sauces.

Where are the fucking dipping sauces?

Although, I don't dip any of my fried stuff in sauce.

The fried element is enough for me.

Deep Fried Tits would be kind of hot. Peeling away the batter and then fighting the meaty, large breast.


Chuck66 said...

Titus, I see from you post last night that you said there are no "people of color" there. Actually if you knew anything about diversity, you would know that the Ashland-Bayfield area has a very large number of Indians. What you call Native Americans.

chickelit said...

That's disgusting, Titus. Just imagine what Ed Gein would have prepared as a fry cook.

Anonymous said...

Prof., I am worried about your health. This fried food is not good for any American over 30. Believe me, we are becoming a nation that is becoming larger. I am guilty myself. I had eggs this morning (and an expensive establishment close to the Hill with some super K-street consultants) and they waiter brought potatoes. It came with the food he said. I ate it and then felt sorry. The national health plan is going to be hard for people as more bills will come for people with health problems. We got to figure out a way out fried, chips, etc.

In any event, the word at the breakfast was that OB2 will win by getting over 60% of vote. No one has done this before. Thus, I am told that there will be BHO statue at Mt. Rushmore by 2050.

GOP is in a bad shape; every day it is getting worse and worse. Thank god I only have one GOP client. I cannot handle more with the polling.

TWM said...

What about dessert? Was there deep-fried dessert? Please say there was deep-fried dessert.

chuckR said...

Lincolntf - for balance, you should add some cereal-based fried foods. I recommend gut bombs, uh, I mean, clam fritters. I think that's what Madison Man is terming clam cakes. Also, don't miss the steamed mussels. I usually give swordfish a pass based on overfishing and worms. You can't tell if the damned fillet has worms when its cooked and, just about as bad, you can tell if you are the one cooking it. OTOH, all protein, I guess.

Althouse, the only thing missing from that pic is a little cup of greasy tartar sauce. Yum.

Carol_Herman said...

Do you know the "trick" for crispy?

Serve it on screen ... like you'd use to cool a cake.

Because a flat surface on the bottom, causes the food there to steam. (So says Alton Brown).

Fred4Pres said...

I am not into "dipping sauce" but I am into "dripping sauce" in the form of tabasco, Frank's, lemon and maybe some malt vinegar. And cracked fresh pepper.

If you put ketchup on that I would be offended--but a small dollop of cocktail sauce would be okay if made right. Or even better a big well made bloody mary.

chuckR said...

Madison Man

The new Jamestown Bridge is now 18 years old. I live in J'town and cross it every day. If the bridge craps out, I'm retiring or at least working from a home office. The old bridge was pretty scary - every so often the J'town cops had to come out and drive a car to terra firma whose driver looked down through the grates and froze up.

In other RI bridge news, the new Red Bridge is about 40 years old and has never been red, except the rusty parts.

Almost Ali said...

Wisconsin's next supreme court nominee.

Calypso Facto said...

Cafe digression: the print version of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today has an article headlined "Obama hasn't lived up to Arab expectations", which I find richly ironic.

When Bush was Pres, Dems screamed "he's ruining our reputation in the MidEast!" over the Rep rebuttal of, "we don't give a damn what the Arabs think of the US President". Now, having trumped up the importance of foreign opinion ("this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth") Obama has hurt relations with both Israel and the Arabs.

Also interesting, the JS does not have this article in it's online edition (or it's been pulled already?). Linkage to source article here.

Titus said...

I love Walleye too.


Sal said...

"I am told that there will be BHO statue at Mt. Rushmore by 2050."

Obama's face could almost replace Washington's. Washington's wig would become O's ear. The nose would need quite a bit of work though. Maybe some shadowing effect or something.

Another way to put Obama at Mt. Rushmore is as a small bust in the visitor's center.

chickelit said...

Titus said...
I love Walleye too.

I never saw that one. My kids did though and loved it!

Trooper York said...

my grandmother had a serious gas
we only saw her on Sunday.
she'd sit down to dinner
and she'd have gas.
she was very heavy,
80 years old.
wore this large glass brooch,
that's what you noticed most
in addition to the gas.
she'd let it go just as food was being served.
she'd let it go in bursts
spaced about a minute apart.
she'd let it go
4 or 5 times
as we reached for the potatoes
poured the gravy
cut into the meat.

nobody ever said anything,
especially me.
I was 6 years old.
only my grandmother spoke.
after 4 or 5 blasts
she would say in an offhand way,
'I'll bury you all!'

I didn't much like that:
first farting
then saying that.

it happened every Sunday.
she was my father's mother.

every Sunday it was death and gas
and mashed potatoes and gravy
and that big glass brooch.

those Sunday dinners would
always end with apple pie and
ice cream
and a big argument
about something or other,
my grandmother finally running out the door
and taking the red train back to
the place stinking for an hour
and my father walking about
fanning a newspaper in the air and
saying, 'it's all that damned sauerkraut
she eats!'

(Gas, Charles Bukowski)

Lincolntf said...

I love clam fritters. There's a place within walking distance of the beach (even barefoot, if you have a high pain tolerance or a buzz) that has great ones.

MadisonMan said...

The new Jamestown Bridge is now 18 years old

Oh, make me feel ancient! Well, I guess that's right -- my daughter is 18 too, and she was born in South County.

My wife would not drive over the old bridge. Last time we were in RI, we saw the old bridge -- it was still standing -- and were amazed at its narrowness (I think the same thing when I drive Hwy 12 to Sauk City and see the old Hwy along the side of the road -- I used to drive on that?)

MadisonMan said...

chuckR, I hope Beavertail is just as pretty as it was back in the 90s. Man I liked going there during a good storm and seeing the waves crash.

ndspinelli said...

kraut, eggplant, and onion dip give me enough gas to power a small city for a week. My mother would fart as she walked..synchronized w/ each step. My kids would pee their pants laughing. My daughter is as scatalogical as any boy.

Fred4Pres said...

Trooper, maybe grandma should have hung out with these folks.

Lincolntf said...

Heh heh, Chickenlittle.

Alex said...

I hope garage eats loads and loads of that.

Roux said...


Fred4Pres said...

Cross the river Trooper and have a ripper.

Trooper York said...

Jesus Fred that guy looks just like me.

Have you been following me with a camera?

Fred4Pres said...

I knew you would love that video.

Fred4Pres said...

Funny though, I always thought you looked like John Wayne.

Trooper York said...

If the Duke was locked in a Bakery and grew a grey goatee.

Trooper York said...

Farting with style takes practice,
Perfection takes time, its a gift,
You've first got to learn all the basics,
Like pushing one out in a lift.

Those silent but violent are classics,
With friends it's a really good game,
Fart in a crowd at a party,
Then watch to see who gets the blame.

Now once your technique has been mastered,
You'll know what your bottom can do,
But ALWAYS remember - don't push too hard,
Coz one day you might follow through.
(Benny Hill, 1978)

Kurt said...

Well, at least all that fried food wasn't being consumed here.

Trooper York said...

Why Oh Why
Must you pass gas
Don't pretend you don't
I'm not stupid
It reeks like dead fish
Yet you just smile
Good God I choke whenever you throttle
Why oh Why
Must you pass gas
I don't quite understand
I told you not to eat so many tacos
But you just did
Now everyone is gasping
It chokes and makes people cry
No matter who it is it brings a tear to their eye
Oh why oh why
Must you pass that gas
Your a pain in my ass
When we go out to eat you pass it there
Even when we are shopping for underwear
You try your best to blame on others
But the smell follows you
So that doesn't work
Oh why oh why
Must you be so rude
Oh I forgot you are just you
So I'll stand in front oh you never behind
I'll keep on refusing to drive you anywhere
I won't stay in the same room as you
Till you learn to stop passing gas
And learn that being a guy doesn't mean you can pass gas like you do.
(Whispered to Judge Prosser by Chief Justice Abrahamson in Chambers June 5, 2011)

Smilin' Jack said...

I don't know how you people can even think about eating in this heat, much less that deep fried crap. Can't we get back to Obama-bashing?

Fred4Pres said...

A fart is a pleasant thing,
It gives the belly ease,
It warms the bed in winter,
And suffocates the fleas.

A fart can be quiet,
A fart can be loud,
Some leave a powerful,
Poisonous cloud

A fart can be short,
Or a fart can be long,
Some farts have been known
To sound like a song.....

A fart can create
A most curious medley,
A fart can be harmless,
Or silent , and deadly.

A fart might not smell,
While others are vile,
A fart may pass quickly,
Or linger a while.....

A fart can occur
In a number of places,
And leave everyone there,
With strange looks on their faces.

From wide-open prairie,
To small elevators,
A fart will find all of
Us sooner or later.

But farts are all bad,
Is simply not true-
We must never forget...
Sweet old farts like you!

traditionalguy said...

The UN guys are pushing ahead with World Government.

They have no shame about the destroyed hoax science game that collapsed on them.

But the UN has now now announced that they have the right to use "Peacekeeping Power" to regulate the world's co2 activities.

This is a scary time to wake up and find that we have a 5th columnist enemy attack us from inside of the executive branch.

chuckR said...

@Madison Man

The old bridge got so bad that a diver/inspector claimed he could swim right through one of the main piers. Its finally all gone - the approaches just recently.

Beavertail is still wonderful - nothing much has changed in 30 years. Used to take my kids down on the rocks, but not when the waves were crashing - falling tide and calm sea only.

chickelit said...

@Trooper York & Fred4Pres:

You both write as if vying for the prestigious "Order of the Queef"


blake said...

You guys are really making me miss my dad.

Dan said...

how do you keep your girlish figure?

Chip S. said...

But the UN has now now announced that they have the right to use "Peacekeeping Power" to regulate the world's co2 activities.

Too late?.

Michael Haz said...

@Althouse - if you are still near Ashland, a stop at the Delta Diner is worthwhile.

Methadras said...

At least it isn't Scrapple.

chickelit said...

A fart can create
A most curious medley,
A fart can be harmless,
Or silent , and deadly.

On a side note, gas chromatographic analysis shows that flatulence pitch correlates with molecular weight of the expelled gas(es). Like a helium-altered voice, higher frequency flatuence is a sign of higher methane content. This is corroborated by greater flammability and lower flash-point.

Unknown said...

The first marine he ate the bean,


The second marine he ate the bean,


The third marine he ate the bean and shit all over the submarine,

Inky dinky parlez-vous.

caplight said...

Methadras said...

At least it isn't Scrapple.

Now, sir, you have gone too far. Many a hog gave its life for that heavenly food and I'll not have you of her in that way.

Besides, Ann likes it too.

Lem said...

Apparently Althouse has to wait to get home to post.

Roux said...

Sorry but you guys need to come to Louisiana where we really know how to cook.

The picture looks like you went to a McDonald's that sells fried food. Yuck.

Ann Althouse said...

"a McDonald's that sells fried food."

That would be a Culver's. Don't disrespect Culver's!

But this wasn't at a Culver's. This was at Ethel's. And that dish is from the list of appetizers. It was called, if I remember correctly, Ethel's Sampler.

You're seeing, in addition to the onion rings, cheese curds, and chicken. (Not fish!)

And we did drink beer. We had some New Glarus Two Women Lager. I heard myself say, "I'll have the two women."

Bill said...

Two Women Lager? Blech. Then again, most lagers are pretty awful. Ales are totally where it's at. If you're going with a WI brew, stick to the best--Ale Asylum and Tyranena are easily two of the best in the state, and both soundly trounce New Glarus in terms of brew quality.

Ralph L said...

When we moved to Newport for a year in 1964 (Middletown, actually, but I kindergartened in Newport at Miss Collins' School), we had to take a ferry. This was before they were all in Ptown for the summer.

The lavage I drank in '91 was the vilest stuff that's ever been near my mouth. Then the doctor forgot I was there for a colonscopy in addition to an endoscopy (raped & sodomized by science) and didn't give me anesthetic until I started to convulse from the pain. I did not go back to that fool doctor.

Almost Ali said...


Hope all went well.

AllenS said...


Yes, everything went well. I had two polyps removed. Light sedation, so I was able to watch the whole procedure on the tv. Saw my appendix. How cool is that?

Almost Ali said...

AllenS said...
Yes, everything went well.

Good to hear!

Personally, if I had one complaint it's that I wasn't rolled from the operating room directly to the dining room. And that I didn't wake up with the necessary utensils attached to my hands.

Otherwise, they've got this stuff down to a science.

AllenS said...


I think they gave me a placebo. I felt, and seen everything. I can hardly wait for my five year reunion.

Almost Ali said...


I suppose it depends on the patient. In my case, out like a light. Because one minute I was joking with the pretty nurses, and the very next moment I was waking up.


All's well that ends well!