October 30, 2017

At the Cleopatra Café...

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... I am extended well beyond my comfort zone.

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77 comments:

David said...

Ugliest Cleopatra I've ever seen.

Best was the woman who played Cleo on the BBC drama Rome.

David said...

Are you in Vegas Althouse? If so for God's sake why?

southcentralpa said...

Reminds me of the period when Garry Trudeau had Mike Doonesbury's wife decorating for Trump WBW: "Put some HOOTERS on those nymphs..."

Jupiter said...

Nice rack!

mockturtle said...

She must have been going pretty fast when she flew through that window!

Jupiter said...

"... one senior Republican in close contact with top staffers who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak candidly."

You can't make this stuff up. But WaPo can.

FleetUSA said...

I had same thought as David.... Vegas Baby

chickelit said...

She could have nursed Romulus and Remus but fate gave her Mark Antony.

chickelit said...

It seems obvious that the model for that sculpture has implants. The artist didn't get the hang of breasts.

Fabi said...

Hard Rock in Vegas?

jaed said...

You can't make this stuff up. But WaPo can.

Iowahawk's Substitution is indispensable when reading articles like this, based on anonymous sources: you substitute "mysterious gypsy woman" for "anonymous source". E.g.:

"According to a mysterious gypsy woman familiar with Comey's thinking..."
"Three mysterious gypsy women who are highly placed in the Justice Department..."
"...a mysterious gypsy woman in close contact with top staffers..."

It gives you a far more realistic feel for the truth level and likely basis of such articles.

chickelit said...

David said...Are you in Vegas Althouse?

The signage seems to indicate she is. Perhaps there's a gardening convention Meade needed?

gspencer said...

Is that the prow of some pharaohs's funerary barge?

tim in vermont said...


Kevin Spacey under fire: Netflix cancels
House of Cards and says they are
´deeply troubled´ by actor´s actions as
he is slammed by gay stars Zachary Quinto
and Rosie O´Donnell - who says,
´we all knew about u´


Headline

tim in vermont said...

How many more, Mr Speaker... How many more?

bagoh20 said...

Welcome to Vegas! I stayed at that Nobu Hotel right there inside Cesar's. It was very nice. A clean, luxurious, Japanese style with big rooms, big beds and big TVs. Nice sound system too. Didn't try the in-house signature resturant. It was very expensive, and if I'm gonna give the casino that much, I want at least the chance of hitting it big. A friend won $10K the other night gambling. The most I ever won in one night was $1100, but I don't bet very big. I mostly do it for the free drinks. I'm ghetto, but bourgy ghetto.

anti-de Sitter space said...

Clearly gots gal tits.

But a dude face (massive brow structure). Not ta mention there's probably junk at the bottom of the trunk.

Ancient decathlon winner?

Bad Lieutenant said...

tim in vermont said...

Kevin Spacey under fire: Netflix cancels
House of Cards and says they are
´deeply troubled´ by actor´s actions as
he is slammed by gay stars Zachary Quinto
and Rosie O´Donnell - who says,
´we all knew about u´

Headline
10/30/17, 8:54 PM

Wouldn't it be nice, wherever these mafias are, if we could break through the omerta? That's their strength, that they don't talk. Whenever you're talking, you're losing. The most powerful utter the fewest words.

Gahrie said...

he is slammed by gay stars Zachary Quinto
and Rosie O´Donnell - who says,
´we all knew about u´


Then why didn't they do anything about it?

What they did is almost as bad as what he did....

Jack Wayne said...

What’s the Deadpool on Sessions? I think he is out before 6 months.

Known Unknown said...

How was Paul Shaffer? Did he do his Cher impersonation?

Laura said...

Ah, Cleopatra, a woman who conspired to murder her siblings in order to consolidate power, but let's leave that nasty little detail out of the story books for little girls.

Ken B said...

Laura,
I just looked at Wikipedia. It omits those murders! She ruled jointly, the later alone is what it says!

chickelit said...

Bad Lieutenant said...Wouldn't it be nice, wherever these mafias are, if we could break through the omerta? That's their strength, that they don't talk. Whenever you're talking, you're losing. The most powerful utter the fewest words.

That the best analogy I've read yet. It's so close to the truth it's hardly an analogy.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Just made my first and last trip to Vegas last week. Husband was speaking at a conference and my youngest and I went out to join him for a few days. Hated every minute of being inside the casinos ~ I had forgotten how horrible indoor smoking is. I have gotten very unused to it and was embarrassed to be a princess about it, but was having continual moderate respiratory trouble and felt lightheaded a LOT. We had our anniversary dinner at the Bacchanal there at Caesar's.

I did enjoy the general spectacle of the buildings themselves, from the outside; and from an anthropological perspective the party atmosphere was interesting to behold. However, way WAY more fun than Vegas itself were our side trips to Rhyolite, Death Valley and the Hoover Dam. Those were awesome!

We made lots and lots and lots of Beavis and Butthead Do America jokes, especially when we walked under that very Cleopatra.

chickelit said...

David said...Are you in Vegas Althouse? If so for God's sake why?

The nephew must be playing golf again nearby. Either that or they came to see Meade's Lake.

mockturtle said...

I watched an excellent movie tonight on TCM: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a 1921 silent film about an aristocratic family in WWI whose spoiled and unprincipled son realizes his duty and joins the army.

Gahrie said...

Ah, Cleopatra, a woman who conspired to murder her siblings in order to consolidate power, but let's leave that nasty little detail out of the story books for little girls.

She married several of them too.

mockturtle said...

Ah, Cleopatra, a woman who conspired to murder her siblings in order to consolidate power, but let's leave that nasty little detail out of the story books for little girls.

She was also, I have read, a renowned cocksucker.

walter said...

Jupiter said...

Nice rack!
--
Boobs will never let you down

traditionalguy said...

Who knew Egypt had a Hooters.

sodal ye said...

I haven’t slept with an Egyptian girl. If the schedule holds, it should be about spring 2019.

Ann Althouse said...

I have family in Las Vegas. And I actually flew to get here.

Unknown said...

Drudge links this story.

The comments, some of which are hateful, are a textbook example of how the media has destroyed itself and rendered us into readers of Pravda who have to parse out what isn't said in the news.

Freeman Hunt said...

One compliment that has never been in wide usage is "stalactite bosom."

David Baker said...

Why does Hollywood insist on casting gay men in straight roles? Especially gay men as obvious as Kevin Spacey. It makes one wonder; are their really any straight men left in Hollywood, that is, in front of the camera?

Etienne said...

Cleopatra was circumcised.

Darrell said...

Columbia students demand an end to pedo bashing.

https://twitter.com/SmallgGay/status/925206792589795333/photo/1

Unknown said...

One compliment that has never been in wide usage is "stalactite bosom."

SF writer Algis Budrys was able to deploy "spathic" once in describing a female character.

Etienne said...
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Mac McConnell said...

Obviously that bust is modeled after the Elizabeth Taylor Cleopatra, not the Claudette Colbert or Vivien Leigh Cleopatras.

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Chuck said...

Yipes. Since TrumpWorld likes Twitter so much, and since the cultural issues have such a place of prominence, I thought I'd just leave this right here:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-apos-chief-staff-went-042059833.html

"John Kelly appeared Monday on the first night of Laura Ingraham's new show, The Ingraham Angle. When asked about taking down Confederate monuments, he defended Robert E. Lee and then said 'the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.'"

From the story: "More and more, the picture of Kelly as the 'adult in the room' is looking ridiculous."

I cite this, after having been critical of the move on the part of social liberals at Christ Church-Alexandria to remove the plaques honoring George Washington and Robert E. Lee. Of course, there's an intelligent way to go about that defense without effectively suggesting that maybe a little slavery might have been okay. Isn't this the basic problem with so much of the Trump Administration? Just a bunch of inexperienced, clumsy, political amateurs; bumbling their way into one dumb sideshow after another. Or maybe this was all planned, to get people talking about something other than indictments.

Big Mike said...

@Althouse, you flew to Vegas for family? Is all well with everyone?

urbane legend said...

chickelit said...
. . . the hang of breasts.
Now that's funny.

rehajm said...

W still throwing heat.

rhhardin said...

I have a few Kevin Spacey DVDs and he seems okay to me. Klavan says he was always flagrantly gay at parties, as to coming out.

rhhardin said...

Cleopatra-style breast implants.

MadisonMan said...

Nevada is one of the states I've never been to. Alaska and Utah are the others.

I hope all is well in Vegas, but either way, safe travels all the way around.

Bob said...

As Marc Antony said "Vedi, veni, veni, veni!"

Rusty said...

Vegas is fun for the first 500 dollars.

Unknown said...

> I haven’t slept with an Egyptian girl. If the schedule holds, it should be about spring 2019.

I have.

Lots of body hair.

They invented body sugaring (or at least perfected it).

rhhardin said...

My ad blocker shows 490 items suppressed on a CNBC financial quote page.

It's like radio station web pages used be, unloadable because too busy with crap features, only here with ads and tracking pixels.

tim in vermont said...

Looks like a teenage boy with bumper darts.

AllenS said...

Cadillacs used to have tits.

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Kevin said...

Of course, there's an intelligent way to go about that defense without effectively suggesting that maybe a little slavery might have been okay.

When did Kelly say anything about keeping slavery?

How about this? One compromise might have been the end of slavery with the industrialized Northern states contributing to the transition of Southern agriculture through targeted higher taxes or temporary trade restrictions on agricultural imports?

Is that not a compromise which ends slavery without a war?

Seriously Chuck, you really beclown yourself at times.

Kevin said...

"‘Beyond pathetic’: Hillary says she’ll ‘go as the president’ this Halloween"

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2017/10/30/beyond-pathetic-hillary-says-shell-go-as-the-president-this-halloween/

The election has been over for a year and no matter what Trump does, you can still respond with "what about Hillary?"

Kevin said...
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Kevin said...

Next up a book tour with the title, "What Didn't Happen".

"Disgraced Harvey Weinstein’s been telling what friends he has left that there’s a bigger reason he’s embroiled in his ever-widening sexual-harassment scandal: to “change the world,” sources tell Page Six.

“Harvey believes he is a savior,” a Hollywood insider says."

https://pagesix.com/2017/10/30/weinstein-tells-pals-scandal-happened-so-he-could-change-the-world/?_ga=2.241396162.1563595073.1509415174-196014603.1509415174

Laslo Spatula said...

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...
" However, way WAY more fun than Vegas itself were our side trips to Rhyolite..."

I love Ryolite. Been there several times.

First time I was there I remember seeing a row of three theatre seats abandoned on the dry ground.

They were gone the next time I visited.

I am Laslo.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Rusty said...

Vegas is fun for the first 500 dollars.

I thought the second and third hookers were pretty good too.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

On Sunday Althouse posted on the horrors of submitting to airline travel, on Monday she’s in Vegas. It’s a 25 hour drive from Madison to Vegas but only a 4 hour flight.

Static Ping said...

Cleopatra was extremely inbred. It was Deliverance on the Nile. The family tree for the Egyptian royal family at the time resembled more of a snarled thorn bush. If Rome had not been propping them up, the Ptolemy dynasty would have collapsed long before Cleopatra romanced herself some external genetic material.

As for flying boobs here, I think this is an excellent example of the mermaid problem. She may be hot from the waist up, but there is no waist down!

The Cracker Emcee Activist said...

Oh crap, the boy didn't bring my copy of The Times this morning.

mezzrow said...

I'll take "places you don't expect to find Althouse" for $400, Alex.

Ralph L said...

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a 1921 silent film
The book was a choice on my HS summer reading list, and I think I liked it, but I don't remember much about the son. The family home was in the path of the Hun, and the father ended up behind the lines IIRC.

narciso said...

At times, chuck, lol.

Wilbur said...

She gave her life for tourism.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

She has a lot of "Me Too!" stories.

Michael K said...

"Or maybe this was all planned, to get people talking about something other than indictments."

Chuck being chuck. Don't you ever tire of this crap ?

I looked at that video from the Halloween riot. It was all white kids, which is unusual but probably typical of Santa Clara residents.

The apocalypse approaches.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

First time I was there I remember seeing a row of three theatre seats abandoned on the dry ground.

How very striking. I loved trying to puzzle out the random pieces of metal strewn about. The middens of elderly tin cans were a hoot as well.

You know how as you are traveling up the hill toward the old train station, and you look off to your right and down a bit, there is a cabin in fairly good repair? I peered into that window and just as my eyes adjusted a piece of lath on the floor jumped a few inches into the air and settled a good foot and a half away. I'm sure my footsteps had just startled a large snake or other creature, which then disappeared under the floorboards, but it was still quite spooky. I don't believe in ghosts, but I don't not believe in ghosts either.

My other favorite sight was the railroad light casually lying on the ground beside the station.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Althouse, you should get out into the desert; your camera would love it. I recommend both the aforementioned Rhyolite as well as Valley of Fire State Park.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

I see the so far Kevin Spacey - after admitting to a sexual encounter with a 14 year old boy (when he was 26) is not being given the Milo treatment.

Consistency? you won't find any on the left.

mockturtle said...

IHMMP suggests: Althouse, you should get out into the desert; your camera would love it. I recommend both the aforementioned Rhyolite as well as Valley of Fire State Park.

I'll second VoF SP. Truly magnificent! And it's cooling off enough now for some hiking, I expect.

Jim at said...

Walked under that set of boobs many, many times. Ceasar's Palace.
Favorite place to stay when in Vegas.

EMyrt said...


Laura said...

Ah, Cleopatra, a woman who conspired to murder her siblings in order to consolidate power, but let's leave that nasty little detail out of the story books for little girls.


Killing inconvenient siblings, parents and other relatives was a fine old Macedonian royal tradition that the Ptolemies merely perpetuated.

Brother-sister incest, on the other hand, Ptolemy Philadelphos borrowed from the Egyptians.

Ann Althouse said...

“Althouse, you should get out into the desert; your camera would love it. I recommend both the aforementioned Rhyolite as well as Valley of Fire State Park.”

Check the archive. Been the, blogged that.

Am here for four days and don’t have a car.

Did seriously consider driving.

It may be four hours in the air, but more than double that to cover airport stuff, which I hate.