February 8, 2014

At the Bookshelf Café...



... you can find the key.

37 comments:

Saint Croix said...

To the right of McGovern. Of course!

Bob R said...

We are making plans for some house renovations this summer. Culling the books will be a major undertaking. I probably should do the same in my office. It's very difficult. I must be brutal.

chickenlittle said...

I have a few McGovern pins and even a couple McGovern-Eagleton pins.

Oh and a small "Nixon Now" pin.

surfed said...

Very long haired Columbian gold toking hippie surfer revolutionary ... who voted for the Dick in 1972. Go figure.

madAsHell said...

I'm working on getting rid of all the books that I thought defined me. Although, I will pass down a 110 year old copy of Mark's Handbook of Mechanical Engineering.

I used it once to determine the deflection in a beam.

yeah...everything I know is new again!!

Gahrie said...

Sorel I get, given your habit of doodling in ink...but Hockney? Is it because of all the art he is creating using modern tech like the ipad?

Freeman Hunt said...

I wish Neil Postman were still alive. I'd like to read current essays by him.

A to the C said...

Is that a Victor Brauner book on the bottom shelf? He is one of my favorites -- a criminally underrated surrealist.

Bob Boyd said...

Ann's books and Meade's dog pictures on SD cards?

Freeman Hunt said...

Mighty Aphrodite isn't available on any of the streaming services. Notincluded, not for rent, not for purchase. What gives?

Anonymous said...

Mentioned in an earlier Post How the Internet is Like One Long Dylan Song, so...

Naked Bob Dylan Robot says:

They’re selling postcards of the meme
They’re painting the LOLcats brown
All your base is belong to us
Dysfunctional Family Circus is in town
Here comes the Sad Keanu
They’ve got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the Aww Yea Guy
The other Faps to Michelle Jenneke's Warm Up Dance
Fucking Magnets, How Do They Work?
They need Cool Story, Bro
As Althouse and Meade look on their iMac tonight
From Internet Meme Row

Cinderella, she has the Duck Face
“Your Argument is Invalid,” she smiles
And puts her hands in her back pockets
Keep Calm and Carry On style
And in comes Scumbag Steve, he’s moaning
“Can I Borrow Everything?”
And Good Guy Greg says, “You’re in the wrong place my friend
But You can take my Keys”
And the only sound that’s left
After the Honey Badgers go
Is Harp Darp Herp Derp Hurr Durr Durr
From Internet Meme Row

Now Imma Let You Finish
Bed Intruder is beginning to hide
The Hipster Mermaid
Has even taken Dating Site Murderer inside
All except for Epic Beard Man
And the hunchback of 4chan
Everybody is Om Nom Nom Nom
Or collecting Spam
And Leeroy Jenkins, he’s dressing
He’s getting ready for the show
He’s going out with Anti-Joke Chicken
From Internet Meme Row

Now Overly Attached Girlfriend, she’s ’neath the window
with a Kitten in a Bowl
On her twenty-second birthday
She already is RickRolled
To her, death is quite romantic
She waits on Ceiling Cat
Batman Slapping Robin
I Want My Hat Back
And though her eyes are fixed upon
Perfectly Timed Photos
She spends her time with White People Dancing
From Internet Meme Row

Einstein, disguised as Friendzone Johhny
with the Droste Effect
Passed this way with Pancake Bunny
and his friend, Almost Politically Correct Redneck
Unimpressed Astronaut
He Welcomes Our New Insect Overlords
Then went off with Prancing Cera
And going Full Retard
Now you would not think to look at him
But he was famous long ago
For 'Make Me a Sandwich, Star Wars Kid'
From Internet Meme Row

Dr. Filth, he Releases the Kraken
Shit Just Got Real
I Love Bell Peppers
The Whole Chuck Norris Deal
Now Chuck's nurse, some local loser
She’s in charge of the Bikini Bridge
Nicolas Cage wants Cake
and says Nuke the Fridge
They all play on pennywhistles
You can hear Super Mario
If you lean your Trollface out far enough
From Internet Meme Row

Every time you masturbate, God kills a kitten
Put That Cookie Down
The Phantom of the Opera
Does a Barrell Roll with the Virgin Clown
They’re spoonfeeding George Takei
To get him to feel more assured
Then they’ll kill him with Shit That Siri Says
After poisoning him with Angry Birds
And the Phantom’s shouting to Emo girls
“Don't Tase Me Bro!"
George Takei is just being punished for going
From Internet Meme Row

Now at midnight Grandma Finds the Internet
And Old Spice's Terry Crews
They Come out and Summon Penguins
That know more than they do
Then they bring them to the factory
Where the heart-attack machine
Is strapped across Hot Dog Legs
And then the Krispy Kreme
It's brought down from the Almighty Loaf
Leave Britney Alone
It's 'Yeah Science Bitch'
From Internet Meme Row

Praise be to Bold Move Cotton
The Titanic was Pawnd
And everybody’s Printing Out the Internet
And shouting out 'Khan!'
And Keyboard Cat and Karma Whore
are Forever Alone
While calypso singers laugh and ask
Where Me Keys, Where Me Phone?
Neil deGrasse Tyson Reaction
So Zetta Slow
And nobody has to think too much
From Internet Meme Row

Yes, I saw your Youtube yesterday
About Honey Boo Boo
One Does Not Simply Walk into Mordor
They Don't Think It Be Like It Is But It Do
All these Memes that you mention
Yes, I know them, they’re quite lame
I had to rearrange their Harlem Shake
And give them all another name
Right now its all First World Problems
I Know That Feel Bro
Time for Yet Another Facepalm
From Internet Meme Row

Anonymous said...

As per Althouse's Comments Earlier on if Dylan Reads the Internet about Himself: Let Him Read That and Weep.

I Think I Just Won the Dylan Internet.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

I feel as one with shit for a head.

Like my brain, instead of functioning, is just feces.

This is because I have failed to mention until now, recently, Alice in Chains.

The lyric ""Don't Follow"

Hey, I ain't never coming home
Hey, I'll just wander my own road
Hey, I can't meet you here tomorrow
Say goodbye don't follow
Misery so hollow

Hey you, you're livin' life full throttle
Hey you, pass me down that bottle, yeah
Hey you, you can't shake me round now
I get so lost and don't know how, yeah
And it hurts to care, I'm going down

Forgot my woman, lost my friends
Things I'd done and where I've been
Sleep in sweat the mirrors cold
See my face it's growin' old
Scared to death no reason why
Do whatever to get me by
Think about the things I said
Read the page it's cold and dead

Take me home [5x]

Say goodbye Don't follow

Thank you Althouse for hosting.

Anonymous said...

The Realization is Slowly Dawning on Me That I Spent a Considerable Amount of Time constructing a Piece That is Only of Possible Interest to Those Very Few in the Direct Intersection of Dylan Obsessives and Internet Meme Aficionados. Select Crowd, That.

Anonymous said...

I Would Like to Think 'Internet meme Row' Will Inspire in Althouse a Sunday Morning Proustian Memory Flow, but - Alas - It Will probably Just be Swept Along With All of Yesterday's Other Pixels.

The Internet Paints Over Itself Each and Every Day.

Snow in Seattle; Written Strangely Early in the Morning.

Anonymous said...

Betamax3000 Converts Insomnia into Fuel. That Fuel Powers the Generator that Powers the Coffee Maker: It is a Self-Sustaining Loop. Please don't Let Me get Started on 'Visions of Johanna' Cross-Referenced with Woody Allen Movies, I Think I Will Finally Break.

The Ghost of Mia Farrow Howls In the Bones of Woody's face / Where these visions of Diane Keaton have now taken their place...

Anonymous said...

'Visions of Johanna' Cross-Referenced with Woody Allen Movies Would Inevitably Get to Bob Dylan Singing about Dylan Farrow, and the Infinite Dylan Loop Would Finally Begin.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps a Meme Involving Bob Dylan: 'Old Dylan Man', Say, with a Picture of the Older Pencil-Moustache Hat-Wearing Dylan as the Macro.

Example:

Above the Face:

I Used to Play This in A-Flat

Below the Face:

Now I Play it in Don't Give a Fuck.

Anonymous said...

'Old Dylan Man' Meme.

Above the Face:

Want 'Blowin' in the Wind'?

Below the Face:

Blow it Out Your Ass.

Anonymous said...

'Old Dylan Man' Meme.

Above the Face:

Everybody Must Get Stoned.

Below the Face:

You're Welcome, Washington and Colorado.

Anonymous said...

'Old Dylan Man' Meme.

Above the Face:

Then: Visions of Johanna

Below the Face:

Now: Visions of Viagra

Anonymous said...

'Old Dylan Man' Meme.

Above the Face:

Then: The Times They Are a-Changin'

Below the Face:

Now: My Adult Diaper Needs a-Changin'

Anonymous said...

'Old Dylan Man' Meme.

Above the Face:

I Used to Sing about Mr. Tambourine Man

Below the Face:

Now I Talk to My Accountant.

Anonymous said...

'Old Dylan Man' Meme.

Above the Face:

They Used to Yell 'Judas'

Below the Face:

Suck it, Folkies.

Anonymous said...

'Old Dylan Man' Meme.

Above the Face:

I Used to Be 'Tangled Up in Blue'

Below the Face:

Now The Roadies Take Care of That Shit.

Anonymous said...

'Old Dylan Man' Meme.

Above the Face:

I Used to Watch the Parkin' Meters;

Below the Face:

Now My Limo Driver Double-Parks Wherever I Damn Well Like.

Anonymous said...

'Old Dylan Man' Meme.

Above the Face:

I Used to Be Earnest

Below the Face:

Now I Be Earnin'

Anonymous said...

'Old Dylan Man' Meme.

Above the Face:

It Used to Be 'Lay Lady Lay'

Below the Face:

Now It Be 'Stop Snorin' Bitch'

Anonymous said...

'Old Dylan Man' Meme.

Above the Face:

It Used to Be 'My 115th Dream'

Below the Face:

Now I Use Ambien.

Anonymous said...

'Old Dylan Man' Meme.

Above the Face:

It Used to Be All 'Don’t wanna be a bum, You better chew gum'

Below the Face:

Now I Use Cherry Nicorette.

Anonymous said...

'Old Dylan Man' Meme.

Above the Face:

It Used to Be 'It Ain't Me Babe'

Below the Face:

Now it's 'Still Not Me Babe, Stop Livin' in the Sixties, Okay?'

Anonymous said...

Sometimes betamax3000 has Self-Control Issues.

Anonymous said...

I Feel Like a Cat That has Proudly Just Dropped a half-Dozen Dead Mice on Althouse's Door Step.

Good Night.

Anonymous said...

Crawled into Bed briefly when I Realized that
"
The Ghost of Mia Farrow Howls In the Bones of Woody's face / Where these visions of Diane Keaton have now taken their place..."

Works Better as:

The Ghost of Mia Farrow Howls In the Bones of Woody's face / Where these visions of Soon-Yi have now taken their place...

I Know, I Know.

Ann Althouse said...

"Is that a Victor Brauner book on the bottom shelf? He is one of my favorites -- a criminally underrated surrealist."

Yes. I'm extremely interested in this artist and have been since I first saw a painting of his in a museum. I was surprised I'd never heard about him before. Why isn't he more important? I studied reproductions of his works quite closely and used to draw in the style of Victor Brauner as my standard doodling discipline (during meetings and speeches). I would have to explain to people that this is a drawing in the style of Victor Brauner so they wouldn't think I'd invented the whole thing, but I had my own variations.

Hammond X Gritzkofe said...

Ya know, I actually did vote for McGovern then. The reason maybe best expressed by something scribbled on a wall restroom wall about that time. building.

Don't change Dicks in the middle of a screw;
Vote for Nixon on '72.

kentuckyliz said...

Reminds me of the pedant that Dorothea married in that Eliot novel...he was pretending to write the Key to All Philosophies or some such drivel.