September 1, 2017

At Queen Anne's Café...

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... you can talk all night.

(And consider doing some shopping through The Althouse Amazon Portal.)

22 comments:

Howard said...

Joe Rogan Experience #1006 - Jordan Peterson & Bret Weinstein

steve uhr said...

I predict the Badgers and the pack will go undefeated this year.

Jay Elink said...

Queen Anne's Lace is one of those subtle-but-beautiful flowers most appreciated by people with high myopia.

Take off your specs and get in close.

Really nice.

traditionalguy said...

My first thought was King Meade added that E to your first name.

tim in vermont said...

Wild carrots.

Nutritional Value
Wild carrot seeds are a diuretic and a stimulant, and the roots are used as a treatment for jaundice and threadworms. The tap root lacks any orange pigmentation and therefor is void of beta-carotene.

Applications
The roots of Wild carrot are edible and best when cooked, as they are thin and stringy when raw. The roots may even be dried, roasted and ground into a powder for a coffee substitute. The flowers are also a culinary treat. They may be fried as a whole cluster, steeped for an herbal tea or used to aromatize simple syrups and vinegars. The leaves are also edible and offer a delicious herbal carrot flavor to stocks and soups. Wild carrot seeds are very aromatic and may be dried and used as a spice.


I can't vouch for the above personally, except that the main root smells like a carrot, and while not particularly good to eat, will not kill you in small quantities. Never heard of the seeds being a stimulant before though. Since the web site goes on to say that the Mohegan Indians used the seeds to treat diabetes, I have to wonder, since I doubt that on a pure aboriginal diet in North America, diabetes was a big problem.

rhhardin said...

Derbyshire this week covers Prof. Wax and what's being done to get rid of her at Penn.

http://www.vdare.com/radios/radio-derb-an-appeal-for-support-congress-on-immigration-2-minutes-hate-at-u-penn-etc

Item 04 in 20 minutes or so.

tim in vermont said...

I guess it is only proper to give a link. http://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/Wild_Carrot_Queen_Annes_Lace_12031.php

tim in vermont said...

rh, you should be writing a book on Rom Coms. You could write it in Morse Code!

rhhardin said...

I haven't hit any great romcoms recently but I'm down to expensive current films now, not old goodies.

Edge of Tomorrow is a great romcom with all the romcom elements left out. An implied romcom.

rhhardin said...

Morse code gets tedious with modern keyers. No subtle variations that you'd put in with a old bug.

rehajm said...

If Irma threatens US landfall and 'floods' the news cycle does Congress pass all those unpleasant things they usually pass on New Year's Eve, like pork and pay raises?

tim in vermont said...

Edge of Tomorrow is a great romcom with all the romcom elements left out. An implied romcom.

That's true. I think that Die Hard is a great comedy, but instead they put an action hero on the Inspector Clouseau role. Rickman is great, and the terrorists do everything right, and the police and FBI do everything wrong, and still the terrorists plans are foiled. I just watched "It Started in Naples" with my daughter, we enjoyed that a lot. I liked the performance of "You wanna be Americano" (which incidentally, the browser suggested correctly the last word of that title after only typing a few letters) "Houseboat" was another good one.

You Wanna Be Americano

A good movie about writing movies and the problems of fitting a story to Hollywood plot conventions was "The Orchid Thief."

MadisonMan said...

Knock Knock Knockin' on Heaven's Door. It's playing at the Coffee Shop right now, and I'm looking out at the start of a beautiful late Summer day thinking, "Yep, that's about right".

Wisconsin Weather for the Win. I love it here.

rhhardin said...

Derbyshire errs in "race realism" with the propensities for various behaviors in different races, vs. culture.

He cites for analogy different dog breeds and their various temperaments.

He doesn't know about Koehler (The Koehler Method of Dog Training); culture beats behavioral inclination. Koehler instills bourgeois values in any breed.

Communication works.

Fritz said...

I don't see any of the blood red florets in the center of the flower heads.

Paco Wové said...

In his forthcoming book Misguided Minds: How Three Bad Ideas Are Leading Young People, Universities, and Democracies Toward Failure, [Jonathan] Haidt claims that certain ideas are impairing students’ chances of success. Those ideas being: your feelings are always right; what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; and the world is divided into good people and bad people. ‘If we can teach those three ideas to college students’, he says, ‘we cannot guarantee they will fail, but we will minimise their odds at success’

Rick Turley said...

Another one of those plants or animals you see everywhere but is not native to North America.

rhhardin said...

I'm uncertain about the difference if any between wild carrot and queen anne's lace.

Bay Area Guy said...

Bloggingheads - Nice high-brow dialogue between Glen Lourie and Amy Wax. .

This Wax gal is all in on the "3rd rail" of American politics - the race issue. But she's very articulate. You can see why her idiotic colleagues at Penn don't much like her, but can't refute her arguments.

Freeman Hunt said...

I thought of another thing you can't say on social media that only makes sense to say on social media: it's odd that so many people choose to have profile pictures of themselves that look nothing like themselves.

Big Mike said...

@Althouse, a couple days ago you had a post about politico's Harvey cartoon.

Well here's a story about what happens when you try to depend on the Coast Guard to rescue you and your parents. A young man in Port Arthur had his home flooded and he helped his parents climb onto their roof with him. A Coast Guard helicopter came by, but refused to pick them up saying that they needed to pick up a neighbor with a brain aneurysm first, but promised that they'd be back. The young man's uncle came by with a boat, and he joined his uncle in rescuing 50 people including, eventually, his own parents. The Coast Guard chopper never did come back. That's what happens when you depend on the government to save you in a disaster.

Jay Elink said...

Edge of Tomorrow is a great romcom....
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Johnny Carson used to have a skit for a "soap" named "The Edge of Wetness."

heh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLJZeGM7TOM