January 22, 2015

The fault is not in ourselves, but in our lake, dear Mendota.

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Photographed earlier this evening, from Picnic Point.

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45 comments:

Big Mike said...

You had to go and break it, didn't you?

Original Mike said...

Set up the telescope to observe Comet Lovejoy, but the clouds rolled in just as it was getting dark. Damn.

Titus said...

Madison Lakes aren't pretty....compared to other fab lakes.

campy said...

Catastrophic Climate Change! Damn you rethugKKKlicans and your planet-killing SUVs!!!

lemondog said...

Zeus trail-blazing through the ice with Mead jet-skiing behind yelling for him to stop?

Anonymous said...

I'm outraged that this lake has not voted to protect the rights of the unborn.

David said...

Crack has finally returned.

Titus said...

I love lakes, especially ponds on the cape, and the ocean natch.

I haven't seen a ton of lakes in Wisconsin. My fave is Devils Lake. I like Lake Winnebago too. I liked your pics from Madeline Isles or whatever up by Superior-but that does not have any fab cities near it. You need to experience fab lodging, environment, restaurants, and peeps near or on your lake.

I think Lake Geneva is gross. I think they call it the Newport of the Midwest....gag and hardly.

I love out of the way waterfalls in Vermont too.

There isn't much life around Madison lakes.

Rubbing Tom Brady's balls.

Titus said...

My mom always tells me that Door County is the Cape of the Midwest...I am like no mommy dearest.

Meade said...

A grown son should never say no to his mother.

And he should call her every day.

Meade said...

To be sure she is being well treated.

MadisonMan said...

I did not call my Mother every day. What a ludicrous notion.

Mothers and sons should have fulfilling lives that do not rise and fall on hearing from one another (or not) daily.

MadisonMan said...

This makes me think I need to open a bakery.

I'd print anything on a cake. Money talks.

Meade said...

A son should always show his mother sufficient respect, think of her daily, and check on her well being.

Meade said...

Put that on your cake. And eat it too.

Original Mike said...

But you can't have your cake and eat it too. Or, so I've heard.

Meade said...

Fine. Then just eat it.

Meade said...

Every day. Along with an apple.

Meade said...

I recommend doing it right after giving your mother a thought.

MadisonMan said...

I wonder if I ate cake every day if I'd get sick of it. Mom made a killer Spice Cake. That would taste good right now, and I have the recipe.

Hmm...

Original Mike said...

Spice cake. Yum.

Meade said...

If you got sick of it, dear MadisonMan, the fault would not lie your mother's recipe but in your spices.

chickelit said...

MadisonMan said...This makes me think I need to open a bakery.

Couldn't the customer have just gone to another bakery? No need to make a Federal case out of it.

chickelit said...

Does a crack generally appear at the same spot on Mendota year after year or is its location more random? If it repeats, why there? Isn't that a worthwhile question?

chickelit said...

I sense a rift between Meade and MadisonMan.

Clyde said...

I love how The Sun punked the protesters and brought back the topless Page 3 girls. Ha-ha!

Jose_K said...

Words of wisdom:
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/01/22/bob-dylan-people-have-to-create-jobs-because-government-wont/

Humperdink said...

Meade and MM need to have a cake summit.

Bob Ellison said...

Those are beautiful pictures. Don't keep telling everyone how beautiful Wisconsin can be, or they'll all move there and tip the country into the lake or something.

Hagar said...

The cake thing is an Alinsky caper.

tim maguire said...

Original Mike said...But you can't have your cake and eat it too. Or, so I've heard.

This is one of the few sayings I can't figure out. Why can;t'you have your cake and eat it too? What good is cake if not for eating?

Had to laugh at the linked story. Serves 'em right!

Unknown said...

"So be kind to your mother, now and then have a chat. Buy her candy or flowers or a brand new hat. . . But maybe you had better let it go at that."

-- T. Lehrer "Oedipus Rex"

Bob Ellison said...

RE: having and eating cake: "Lothar of the Hill People".

"It is no feast!"

tim in vermont said...

The first winter I lived on the lake, a pressure crack appeared in late January, and I thought somebody had plowed a road on the lake, leaving a large snowbank along the side.

Yes the crack repeats *almost* every year in the same location. It has to do with the configuration of bays, islands, and prevailing winds in the case of Lake Champlain, anyway.

tim in vermont said...

This is one of the few sayings I can't figure out. Why can;t'you have your cake and eat it too? What good is cake if not for eating?

I always wondered about that too, until I realized it was backwards. It should be You can't eat your cake and have it too. Now I say it that way, at least it is a fresh take on an old cliche, and it makes more sense to boot.

tim maguire said...

Thanks tim. That actually makes sense. If it's not right, it oughta be.

Original Mike said...

"You can't eat your cake and have it too."

Ohhhh, that makes more sense.

Meade said...

Ohh no.

Hey, whatever you do, just be sure not to leave your mother out in the rain.

Why? Well, for one thing, what if you were to lose that spice cake recipe?

tim in vermont said...

"It's unfair that he's accusing me of discriminating when I think he was the one that is discriminating," Silva said.

Beauty. "All of the assholes are on the other side!"

tim in vermont said...

I really liked that song. Not sure why there has been so much hate for it.

"Between the parted pages and were pressed, in loves hot fevered iron, like a striped pair of pants."

tim in vermont said...

It's like Comic Sans MS. Why the hate?

bleh said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_can%27t_have_your_cake_and_eat_it

"The proverb literally means 'you cannot both possess your cake and eat it.' Once the cake is eaten, it is gone."

tim in vermont said...

Thanks God for the authority of the Wikipedia. We could never have sussed it out without it.

Titus said...

I call my mom everyday and if I don't call her back she calls my husband and friends and starts crying and gets my dad upset and thinks I am in a ditch or dead or something.

My sisters live 10 miles away and she can go two weeks without hearing from them and it doesn't bug her.

One year for Christmas my flight was cancelled and I couldn't get home. My mom couldn't even get to the table to eat-she was crying all day.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it fascinating how every winter and spring have a different pattern of ice buildup and then melting? My native-Iowan father practically made a hobby of watching the ice melt each spring and commenting on its form and color.