December 23, 2017

At the Aardvark Café...


CC Montage Man

... you can talk about anything you like.

I'll be back soon, but I need to do some real-world shopping. If you're doing some on-line shopping, I recommend going to Amazon through The Althouse Portal. If you're still Christmas shopping, you can always resort to an Amazon gift card.

39 comments:

Big Mike said...

Is that the late Misha?

TWW said...

Why does Aardvark need three 'a's? Never understood that.

Kevin said...

Is this the thread for aardvark recipes?

Big Mike said...

@TWW, ask the Boers.

rhhardin said...

First animal in the Yellow Pages.

Fernandistein said...

There is a large dark aardvark in the park,
They say he's missing from the zoo.

Big Mike said...

@Kevin, they eat ants and termites. I can't believe their meat is very tasty.

rhhardin said...

Ohio now has a law that makes abortion of a fetus with or suspected to have Down's syndrome illegal, if I heard the noon news right.

It's a protected fetus class.

rhhardin said...

I thought the test was specifically designed to decide abortion or not the other way.

Kevin said...

Ohio now has a law that makes abortion of a fetus with or suspected to have Down's syndrome illegal, if I heard the noon news right.

It's a protected fetus class.


Once science finds "the gay gene", it too will be added. Then we'll have the gay lobby fighting the abortion lobby -- good times!!

Kevin said...

Where Trump might take his victory lap:

Heitkamp did not deliver, nor did the four other Senate Democrats running for reelection in states Trump won by double digits: Joe Manchin III of West Virginia (a state Trump won by 42 points), Jon Tester of Montana (by 20), Claire McCaskill of Missouri (by 19) and Joe Donnelly of Indiana (by 19). Now it’s time for Trump to make good on that threat.

With Trump’s national approval rating averaging at just 38.5 percent — among the worst of any president in the first year after his election — some might suggest that he is in no position to impose political costs on his opponents. But his approval rating is between 50 and 60 percent in the five states where these vulnerable Democrats are running (except in Indiana, where it is 41 percent), making him a formidable adversary.

Trump should spend the coming weeks and months holding nonstop rallies in every one of these states to promote his tax reforms and how they will benefit ordinary Americans. He should tour companies that are using their savings from the corporate tax cuts to hire more workers, and businesses who are investing in new plants and equipment because the tax bill now allows them to write off those investments. He should visit small businesses who will benefit from the lower pass-through tax rate, so they can explain what it will mean to their workers. And he should hold town halls with middle-income families who will benefit from the individual rate cuts in the bill, so they can share what an extra thousand dollars in their pockets every year will mean to their families.


Obadiah said...

There's been a cop shooting in my home town by a guy whose name and photo appear to be Egyptian. He recently visited the middle east. Authorities say they have no idea of his motive, but it does seem to fit a pattern, doesn't it? Guess we'll never know since he got himself killed in the process.
http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/12/ahmed_aminamin_el-mofty_killed.html

Ann Althouse said...

It's a creative commons photo of an aardvark (from Wikipedia), but the death of Misha inspired me to find it.

Ann Althouse said...

I conflate aardvarks and armadillos. I realize that only because I was expecting more of a shell on the aardvark. Thought it looked excessively nude.

Big Mike said...

@Althouse, both are large, burrowing insectivores.

roger said...

I thought that is the dead one...

the three dots are mine..........

and no, I am not a robot...

the three dots are mine..........



EDH said...

Maybe the aardvark got its name from being the first animal on Noah's ark?

William said...

The native habitat of the aardvark is the crossword puzzle. Their odd configuration of vowels insures their continued survival. Marshal Ney's three letter name insures that he will have more enduring fame than Ozymandias.......Aardvarks aren't especially cute, but I was saddened to read of her untimely death, particularly at this time of the year.

tcrosse said...

Say aah.

EDH said...

There was speculation about Matt Damon's recent lower profile and whether he really was attending to family issues.

Matt Damon's father dies of cancer at 74; had blood disease

Tim at large said...

Maybe the aardvark got its name from being the first animal on Noah's ark?

Or maybe it was a trick to get onto the ark? Haven’t you seen Titanic? There was definitely some games being played to get onto those lifeboats.

Tim at large said...

Autocorrect malapropism from my texting machine today. “Tampon” for “tarpon.” Hey everybody! Let’s go down to the canal and fish for tampons!”

rehajm said...

There’s an armadillo that roams the neighborhood. Not particularly bashful either as we discovered on a recent golf cart safari.

Hagar said...

In Dutch a double vowel indicates a long sound; like Zaandam, Zaan long, dam short.
In Danish and Norwegian double a is a separate vowel pronounced as in English "aw," and today indicated as å and Å.

Lucien said...

My idea of Fantasy Sports is the Lannisters vs. the Targaryans at Field Hockey . .
or maybe Orcs vs. Paul Muad'Dib at Quidditch. (Notice the two-dot ellipsis.)

rhhardin said...

It's an eatanter.

Big Mike said...

On this Christmas our thoughts should go out to Rex Tillerson, tired weeks ago according to the media. Oh, wait

Big Mike said...

Also retired people dependent on their IRAs and 401Ks because, per Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman, the stock market will “never” recover from Trump’s election. Oh, wait.

Nonapod said...

Happy Festivus

walter said...

Blogger TWW said...Why does Aardvark need three 'a's? Never understood that.
--
Discovered by pirates.

Fritz said...

Aardvark is Afrikaans for Earth Pig.

There's also an aardwolf.

walter said...

Ah..what do they call a space pig?

320Busdriver said...

I thought I would probably end up paying more with the tax bill, but it sure looks like I will pay less. And thats GREAT!

Here's some sites where you can analyze exactly how you will fare. Maybe take your 2016 return and plug those numbers in to get an apples to apples comparison and find out for yourself.

http://taxplancalculator.com/calc

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/13/politics/calculate-americans-taxes-senate-reform-bill

https://www.marketwatch.com/graphics/2017/trump-tax-calculator/

https://taxfoundation.org/final-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-taxpayer-impacts/

What did you come up with?

bagoh20 said...

The aardvark is trying too hard to look sexy, but it is working.

Unknown said...

At the Aardvark Café...

This would scan in Carole King's song..

At the Aardvark Cafe
come to the Aardvark Cafe
I hope you can find your way to the Aardvark Cafe

After a hard day's work I guarantee
there just isn't anywhere better to be
If you're unable to find good company
You can always sit down and watch the color TV

At the Aardvark Cafe
come to the Aardvark Cafe
The regulars can't keep away from the Aardvark Cafe

Sam L. said...

Ants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for Aardvarks. No, it seems termites are the favorite.

Ken B said...

United Airlines bumped a woman to give her seat to a congress member, Sheila Jackson Lee. When she complained Lee called her a racist. http://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/Woman-accuses-United-of-giving-her-seat-to-Rep-12452258.php

Original Mike said...

"I thought I would probably end up paying more with the tax bill, but it sure looks like I will pay less. And thats GREAT!

Here's some sites where you can analyze exactly how you will fare. Maybe take your 2016 return and plug those numbers in to get an apples to apples comparison and find out for yourself.

...

What did you come up with?"


Too much like doing my taxes "for fun". I'll wait.

Anonymous said...

"Aarde" means earth. Note that earth (the English cognate) also has two vowels together. "Vark" means pig. So, three a's.