January 17, 2013

At the Black Dog Café...


... I have just got to break free.


wyo sis said...

I know that look. I see it a dozen times a day.

edutcher said...

You and me both, kid. Quantum starts around 11.

Amartel said...

That dog has an agenda!
And it's not a hidden agenda.

rhhardin said...

Do they still teach spherical trigonometry in high school? Is it gone, like alchemy?

A quantum mechanics professor asks the class. (start at 38:45)

Revenant said...

The look says "you don't have a ball? I was told there would be a ball."

ndspinelli said...

"A door is something a dog always wants to be on the other side of."

Joe Schmoe said...

Looking forward to more Gatsby quotes and histories of East Bumfuckistans.

Shaping up to be a long year on the Althouse blog.

pm317 said...


Sad, isn't it? On this side of the Atlantic, STEM education is woeful.. he is a good teacher and the students you see there are the cream of the crop -- IITs are known for their high quality undergraduate education. But there is a woeful lack of PhD students in India -- not many want to get into research.
(BTW, I am proud to say my hubby is a graduate of IIT Madras).

McTriumph said...

For Zeus, play it loud!


Carol said...

There used to be a Black Dog Cafe in Missoula. A hippie place. I think they served dogmeat.

Crunchy Frog said...

I want to break free
I want to break free
I want to break free from your lies
You're so self satisfied
I don't need you
I got to break free
God knows
God knows I want to break free

kentuckyliz said...

Carol, would that be the home of Black Dog Ale of Missoula MT?

A fine brew.

What I'd order at the White House if Obama invited me to a beer summit.

kentuckyliz said...

Nipple cheese report:

I thought it was pretty remarkable, but that means the lab docs didn't find disease. Yeay!

And: I thought I'd end pain-causing Femara in March, but was extended to May 2014. It could have been worse. If onco thought I was high risk, she'd extend me another 5 years.

Great news: I've been promoted to annual visits (instead of every 6 months).


kentuckyliz said...

Doc thinks my rib pain might be arthritis. I haven't ever heard of arthritis in the ribs!

I think it might be a new zone of Femara pain.

Tim said...

Noon Sunday can't come soon enough.

Shredded Falcon for lunch.

Levi Starks said...

Freedoms just another word for nothin left to lose.
Please don't tell him I said this, but I'm guessing he voted democratic, I mean for all the free benefits.

Carol said...

would that be the home of Black Dog Ale of Missoula MT?

I don't think so because the cafe has been gone forever..replaced by a humongous law firm building.

But now that you mention it, I'll be happy to try the ale. ;)

edutcher said...

Congrats, Ms Liz.

So glad to hear things are working out for you.

Chip Ahoy said...

[shredded falcon restaurant] 0 results.

Sunday. Falcons. Football. Ha hahahahahahahah ah aaaaah good one.

ALH said...

49ers vs Pats would make for a great SB matchup. When it comes to the #1 seed Falcons, i am a doubting Thomas .

Btw- After seeing my packers shredded for almost 600 yards, may i suggest a spy on Kaepernick when the defense is in man coverage? It might limit him to less than 175 yards rushing.

Dante said...

Hi KentuckyLiz: that's good news =)

My Mom had Stage III BC. I bought two bottles of wine that required aging for twenty years as a Christmas gift. We drank the wine five years ago!

traditionalguy said...

Our weak and dull Falcons have no chance at all against the monster 49ers.

Thus it is said on every sports commentator's predictions. They may have to call off the game under the mercy rule when the score is more than a 52 point SF lead in the first half. Why do they bother to play this game at all?

But one thing is for sure. After the Falcons accidentally win again, the Falcons will become instant underdogs to the Baltimore Ravens.

The Falcons are weak and dull, you know. They are even worse than TCU's little sisters of the poor that played Wisconsin's monster team in 2011 the Rose Bowl.

Tim said...

"Btw- After seeing my packers shredded for almost 600 yards, may i suggest a spy on Kaepernick when the defense is in man coverage? It might limit him to less than 175 yards rushing."

Possibly so. Seems prudent, doesn't it?

Yet the Falcons D, especially their front seven, are smallish.

I think that means the Niner offensive line will, if you and Chip Ahoy will excuse me, shred the Falcon's defense with it's power run blocking.

Kaepernick may not have to run much at all.

I'm sure Bill Walsh would understand.

However, anything can happen - that's why they play the games - but my boys should be ok Sunday evening.

PS: Kentuckliz - yes, that's great news. Have a Manhattan!

David said...

Actually he's saying "I gotta pee."

Tim said...

Falcons are 24th in total defense, 23rd against the pass, 21st against the run, 5th in points allowed.

So, they give up lots of yards, but not too many points.

On offense, they're 8th in total yards, 6th in passing, 20th in rushing, 13th in rushing TDs, 6th (higher is worse) in negative rushes to the left, 10th in negative rushes over the middle, and 23rd in negative rushes to the right. Their rights side of the line is clearly their best side. They are 2nd in third down conversions, tied with Oakland at 31st in fourth down conversions, and 7th in points.

They clearly rely on their passing game over their running game. They're 25th in sacks allowed, but 8th in hits on their QB. So Ryan gets rid of the ball just in time, but he has 14 interceptions (to 32 TD passes).

They're also the least penalized team, with only 55.

So, they are a good, solid team, well coached, playing at home.

It should be a competitive game, especially early, but I like my boys' chances.

Big Mike said...

Eyes like that are why I can't have a dog. Bugger would have me wrapped around his dew claw.

Almost Ali said...

He wants to go out, but he doesn't want to go out alone. For him to be happy, you must enjoy the world together. Otherwise, what's the point.

kentuckyliz said...

Aging the wine! that's awesome. A Manhattan would be awesome.

Mom died 3 years after dx.

I've survived 5 1/2 years so far (and 7 1/2 years and 21 years of my other two cancers).

I'm friggin' indestructible.

Lem said...


A troubling oversight has been found within New York State's sweeping new gun laws.

The ban on having high-capacity magazines, as it's written, would also include law enforcement officers.

Magazines with more than seven rounds will be illegal under the new law when that part takes effect in March.

As the statute is currently written, it does not exempt law enforcement officers.

Nearly every law enforcement agency in the state carries hand guns that have a 15 round capacity.

Mass histeria.

Andy Freeman said...

Churchill referred to his depression as his "black dog".

Dante said...

I'm friggin' indestructible.

Keep going =) Best to you!

I have my own, but it's an odd form of Lymphoma, and slow, and itchy. Everyone in my family gets the big "C".

Revenant said...

As the statute is currently written, it does not exempt law enforcement officers.

I would love to see a federal law forbidding any policeman in America from carrying a weapon that could not legally be carried by a civilian.

Dante said...

The strategy would be a departure from recent discussions where Republicans pushed that any increase in the debt limit must include spending cuts that amounted to the same size of the increase. It's unclear what kind of spending cuts GOP leaders might want to include

Isn't it odd. Everytime the GOP discusses spending reductions, CNN is up in ARMS about it.

Google: Bush social security seniors site:cnn.com -money

And see the bias.

gerry said...

Good boy.

Black Dog.

lemondog said...

Loyal dog attends mass every day at church where owner's funeral was held, waiting for her to return.