September 12, 2018

"Since Althouse has been recognized on Fox as a FAMOUS blogger, bring your 'A' game today for the influx of visitors."

Writes David Begley in the comments to the first post of the day.

Here's the video clip where I'm declared famous.

ADDED: I see that was "Fox and Friends," President Trump's favorite TV show. Now, I'm hoping for President Trump to call me "tremendously famous"

99 comments:

The Vault Dweller said...

Our hostess seems particularly feisty this morning. Did they legalize some new recreational drug in Wisconsin recently?

Shane said...

"Who in the hell d'you think you are
A super star
Well, right you are"

traditionalguy said...

McGurn quoted The Professor as if she is a well known resource for reference like a handbook or dictionary. Right on.

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Big league.

AJ Lynch said...

Well you are a famous blogger.

In fact, you are the "Lou Gehrig of Bloggers" since you have not missed a day in what 12 years? 12 x 365 days = 4,380 days which is almost exactly twice as long as the Iron Horse's 2,160 consecutive games played.

michaele said...

Downright fun...I felt an undeserved vicarious pride.

wildswan said...

And - he got your "civility bullshit" idea right - "civility bullshit" = attempts to shut down speech you disagree with. Probably there was a lot of that in Madison. Once again Wisconsin leads the way - Walker, Foxconn, "civility bullshit" and a woman with a mind.

rhhardin said...

They're trying to shut down the other side. Althouse is the fall guy.

Bob Boyd said...

"Look, Ann Althouse, famous blogger, thinks X"

And that's the last word on the matter.

Dave Begley said...

And Althouse will be even more FAMOUS when it is discovered that her husband is missing!

The coffeeshop solution is the only way to save Ann's reputation. Isn't Original Mike there in Madison? It would be better if Bo Ryan was there too. That would cinch it for me.

rhhardin said...

The bullshit is all in the media and Althouse is being used as a place without it, for as long as it suits them.

Jess said...

Ann throws out the bait, and see what bites. Hopefully she has strong enough line.

rehajm said...

So did this guy read the WSJ article or is he a regular Althouse blog reader? Or did somebody else in his universe connect him to either?

In a campaign war room somewhere there's a crazy wall with the connection map.

Dave Begley said...

Bo Ryan will have to talk on a video too. Bo will ask the alleged Meade questions about Wisconsin v. Indiana basketball games. Tom Cruise would not know those answers. Neither would Ted Cruz but I don't think Ann wants to marry Ted Cruz.

Biotrekker said...

The person who said Ann is famous was on TV, so it must be true.

rhhardin said...

If you remember that the media plays to women, Ann Althouse is a good name to drop.

"Even a woman thinks (their) calls for civility are bullshit." Famous woman, not some nut. High woman-status.

A woman couldn't say that on the air without coming off as a bitch, and aren't high enough status. You want women to want to identify with the woman who asserts this.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Ann throws out the bait, and see what bites. Hopefully she has strong enough line

A very skilled angler can land even a very large fish if he (she/they/them/zhe/zer,etc) play the fish well, with skill and patience. Eventually the fish, who took the bait and is on the hook will get tired and you can reel it in.

Playing the fish is the most exciting and challenging part of fishing.

Althouse seems to be pretty skilled.

Henry said...

How many famous bloggers are left?

harrogate said...

Better to be called "tremendously famous" than "tremendously big and tremendously wet."

Henry said...

harrogate said...
Better to be called "tremendously famous" than "tremendously big and tremendously wet."

Now that is an A game comment.

Big Mike said...

Now, I'm hoping for President Trump to call me "tremendously famous"

Might happen. Who knows?

rhhardin said...

A hurricane is like a woman. They come in all exciting and hot and wet and when they leave you have no house and no car.

- Rob Bartlett

Martin said...

"Nobody is as famous as Althouse, except me, of course."
-D. Trump

rhhardin said...

Think of Florence as Trump latest girlfriend.

The Crack Emcee said...

Dear Mr. McGurn,

I am The Crack Emcee: I own a mansion and a yacht.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

**pffft**. Scratch, scratch, scratch.

Huh? What? Oh sorry.

Bay Area Guy said...

When you're a famous blogger, they let you do what you want - you can grab 'em by the pixel.

The Crack Emcee said...

And the Democrats are a cult.

http://thecrackemcee.tk/

Total FOX News "A" game material here.

gilbar said...

bring our A game can only mean One Thing: Lazlo
and by that i Obviously mean: The Girl with a Ponytail on a Treadmill
BRING HER ON!!

sodal ye said...

Ann Althouse said...(from a previous post)...I’d prefer to avoid human contact altogether.

Yet you blog, and sometimes can be almost intimate. I remember one instance a couple of weeks ago. I wonder what this means, as I’m exactly the same, preferring to avoid people, yet an open blogger.

Meade said...

Bay Area Guy -- good one!

tim in vermont said...

The Girl with a Ponytail on a Treadmill

The gym has never been the same.

Mazo Jeff said...

Gosh, and to think I knew her when......

Lyle Sanford, RMT said...

Congratulations! Having more of your voice in the national conversation can only be a good thing.

tim in vermont said...

Looks like the rumors of Meade’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Tucker Carlson: Did Google Meddle In 2016 Election More Than Russia?


*Questions and Curiosity not found on Democrat media - ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN et al...

Carol said...

If you remember that the media plays to women, Ann Althouse is a good name to drop..

Did they even use her first name? Anyway it's not like this is a mommy blog or feminist site or something. Women have to lean in here.

Big Mike said...

Crack at 8:22 is right! Explains a lot.

Dave Begley said...

I see where Althouse is pretending to be Meade by commenting here. Ha!

Nice try Althouse! But it didn't work in Omaha. We need proof of Meade's life. Bo Ryan's (or Original Mike's) participation is essential to stop this sham of a charade.

Bob Boyd said...

Looks like Meade is still exchanging gases.

Susan said...

I certainly hope all this fame does not cause our beloved hostess to go off the deep end.

You can write books in prison but I don't think you can blog from there and it would be a terrible way to end the streak.

Sebastian said...
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Leland said...

The media just realized that Althouse has more credibility with her readers and are hoping to gain some of the credibility via association.

Also Limbaugh recognized her much earlier, so Fox and Friends is a bit slow.

Sebastian said...

"Playing the fish is the most exciting and challenging part of fishing."

But who's doing the fishing?

Anyway, it wouldn't hurt for the Carlsons and McGurns and Trumps (well, Trump aides) to check in here every once in a while.

Althouse has her own take on things, and is part of the gettable middle.

Many of the righties here express views not well represented in current media, even NR, WSJ, and TWS.

Personalized flame wars aside, many threads also display a different kind of conversation not available elsewhere, thanks to an indulgent hostess and some commenters with skillz.

Carol said...

Have they interviewed Ann yet? You're no one until you're on Fox News.

Then Trump hires you. Win-win!

Dave Begley said...

I've changed my mind. Proof of Meade's life must be at Picnic Point. Too many things could go wrong at a coffeeshop.

And Bo Ryan needs to do this at a place like Picnic Point. He'd get mobbed at a coffeeshop.

Unknown said...

Yuuuuge!!!

Dave Begley said...

I'm telling you people that this convicted female Omaha murderer went on for months pretending to be the victim with social media posts and emails. And she wasn't even a law prof. I think she was from Iowa.

PB said...

I hope they all buy something on Amazon thru your link. Nothing worse than impolite guests.

Dave Begley said...

This Meade charade could be going on for years! When was the last time anyone has actually SEEN Meade?

OWH, "Farver disappeared on Nov. 13, 2012, while on her way to work from the home of the man whom Golyar had been desperately trying to date. Farver failed to pick up her son that day and has never surfaced.

But right away, some of her friends and family started receiving odd text messages from Farver’s phone. They also received erratic, threatening emails and social media messages supposedly written by the missing woman.

Investigators were able to link the emails and messages to Golyar’s computer and other devices. The prosecution contended that Golyar kept up the subterfuge for years to throw investigators off her trail and to continue to harass the man who mostly refused her advances. She even set fire to her own home to portray herself as a victim."

Annie C said...

Big Mike at 8:43 is right about Crack at 8:32 being right!

Henry said...

This Meade charade could be going on for years! When was the last time anyone has actually SEEN Meade?

When has anyone actually seen Althouse?

Pictures posted are always of Meade. That is easily done with a tripod and timer.

sodal ye said...

Blogger Bob Boyd said... Looks like Meade is still exchanging gases.

From decomposition.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Leftist brownshirts. Maxine is calling you - get your brown shirt on.

Bob Boyd said...

Body disposal pro tip:
Take it to a mink ranch, throw it into an industrial horse grinder, then feed it to the mink.

Ralph L said...

Michael Fitzgerald said...
Big league.

Major league, big time.

Ann Althouse said...

"Look, Ann Althouse, famous blogger, thinks X"

LOL.

I was going to say, feel free to use that, but I realized I'd be encouraging all sorts of outlandish defamation. That might not be the best way to be famous... as the authority for any crazy thing you'd like to assert.

Ann Althouse said...

"So did this guy read the WSJ article or is he a regular Althouse blog reader?"

There's only one McGurn.

Dave Begley said...

I see Althouse is refusing to answer the most pressing question: Where is Meade?

Either we get proof of life at Picnic Point today or Robert Mueller is opening his investigation. And I'm not kidding here.

rehajm said...

There's only one McGurn.

Ah. One and same.

You've been McGurned!

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Actual election manipulation by mega corporations like Google is ignored - because democrat.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

2016 - Google gave SILENT DONATION to Hillary Clinton.

Bay Area Guy said...

I am McGurnicus!

tim maguire said...

Reading through the comments here, I'm sorry to see we have disappointed our host. Not one of us has brought their A game as requested.

Where is Laslo when you need him?

EDH said...

Althouse, a blog that will be read in infamy!

TwoAndAHalfCents said...

Well, there goes the neighborhood.

tcrosse said...

Reading through the comments here, I'm sorry to see we have disappointed our host. Not one of us has brought their A game as requested.

Wait until the afternoon shift clocks in.

traditionalguy said...

Hmm. Trump hired Kellyanne Conway and still values her skills. Adding Althouse would be an easy move for him. She has already auditioned on Talking Heads.

Yancey Ward said...
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Yancey Ward said...

I am afraid Laslo is the only one of us with an A game to bring.

The Crack Emcee said...

How about my "K" Game?

What boycott? Nike sales are up 31 percent since the Kaepernick campaign

Not only that, but scientists want standards again - just like I do - so that's my "S" Game:

A Culture of Standards Matters - Perhaps the most dangerous effect of the alternative medicine movement has been an erosion of the culture of dedication to science and standards within medicine. This has to change.

But you will fear my "Z" Game, yes you will. Trust me. My "Z" Game is deadly:

"Cucamonga"

rehajm said...

This is my 'A' game.

Freeman Hunt said...

I think it likely that only the commenters, a rarified audience indeed, read the comments.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Better be careful, Trump gets jealous of people who get more attention than he does, especially on Fox and Friends.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

If anyone on the Trump staff reads this, (because we know Trump doesn’t read) I’d suggest signing your op ed next time. Be brave!

rehajm said...

From Crack's link:

According to data from Edison Trends, online sales of Nike products jumped 31 percent between the Sunday before and the Tuesday after Labor Day, nearly double last year’s 17 percent increase over the same time period

Unpack that a bit: First give Nike credit for an increase in sales. Way to go. But is it really an increase of 31 percent? No. They are comparing a year over year increase vs the same period last year. That period is the peak back to school week buying period. They are also measuring only online sales, thus they could also be measuring people who changed shopping habits- switching from traditional retail stores, for example.

Nike or the article doesn't give us top line unit sales growth which would give a more accurate measure.

Three Pinocchios. > > >

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Ann Althouse said...(from a previous post)...I’d prefer to avoid human contact altogether.”

“Yet you blog, and sometimes can be almost intimate. I remember one instance a couple of weeks ago. I wonder what this means, as I’m exactly the same, preferring to avoid people, yet an open blogger.”

Maybe she doesn’t consider you folks quite human.

tim in vermont said...

Maybe she doesn’t consider you folks quite human.

No, that idea came out of your head where it has little doubt been floating around for some time.

Mike said...

Maybe she doesn’t consider you folks quite human.

A less insane person would interpret that as we aren't really making contact with Althouse by commenting here. Like IRL, ya know.

tcrosse said...

Maybe she doesn’t consider you folks quite human.

That's why none of us were admonished by Althouse for being repetitive, and none of us threw a hissy fit, called her a bitch, and went off to sulk.

Dave Begley said...

We need a countdown clock. How long has it been since we had proof of life of Meade? Comments by the alleged Meade here do NOT count as Althouse could be faking them.

I've got Robert Mueller on speed dial. Lots of billable hours to spend on Missing Meade.

Sheridan said...

Ann has told us that her "golden days" of blogging were 10 years ago. And because of the inertia behind that earlier work, she's now getting wider recognition. Hurrah! Here's hoping Instapundit isn't the jealous type.

sodal ye said...

Ann offed Meade for Bill McGurn. He’s so pleased he can’t keep his mouth shut.

tcrosse said...

Meade is out looking for the one-armed man.

Michael K said...

Lots of billable hours to spend on Missing Meade.

Who'd pay ? Not everyone is as gullible as the feds.

Achilles said...

Inga...Allie Oop said...


Maybe she doesn’t consider you folks quite human.


Please do not stop posting these little nuggets of wisdom.

The left is based on hate.

Bay Area Guy said...

Not one of us has brought their A game as requested.

That's what my ex-wife said on our honeymoon....

sodal ye said...

Ann likes Bill’s A game.

hstad said...

"This Meade charade could be going on for years! When was the last time anyone has actually SEEN Meade?" Interesting, is this the beginning of an organic ad campaign to hype AA's blog.

The Crack Emcee said... "...What boycott? Nike sales are up 31 percent since the Kaepernick campaign..."

LOL, while you are 100% correct, that measurement is only "Internet Sales" over a few days - that my friend is not a measure of success. Call us back in 6 months. Moreover, Online Sales are minuscule compared to brick and mortar. Even if we shift the "Total" of the online growth to physical stores, the growth rate would only move brick and mortar sales to 2.2%. Measuring anything online is ok, but don't forget brick and mortar is so massive, online is dwarfed in comparison. Hell, even online giant Amazon is adding brick and mortar to their retail strategy.

My point is let's wait for the totality of Nike's campaign to come to fruition. This kind of investment, is more than several days worth of sales, to be judged a success.

tcrosse said...

Not one of us has brought their A game as requested.

I left it in my other pants.

Char Char Binks said...

'My "Z" Game is deadly'

I bet, if your Z game includes more off-topic ranting about yoga and homeopathy.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"...my broker is E.F. Hutton, and E.F. Hutton says..."

my blogger is A.M. Althouse, and A. M. Althouse says...

rehajm said...

Donald Trump could just as easily take credit for Nike's success!

GDP Now: 3.8 percent

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“That's why none of us were admonished by Althouse for being repetitive, and none of us threw a hissy fit, called her a bitch, and went off to sulk.”

I see there are some humorless bitches here.

Original Mike said...

Blogger Dave Begley said...”And Althouse will be even more FAMOUS when it is discovered that her husband is missing!

The coffeeshop solution is the only way to save Ann's reputation. Isn't Original Mike there in Madison? It would be better if Bo Ryan was there too. That would cinch it for me.”


I was on Picnic Point this evening. I didn’t see Meade there.

Just sayin’.

The Crack Emcee said...

"On Goop, Gundry promotes the idea that lectins,...cause diseases...Gundry has also been quoted warning against taking Advil and antibiotics, as well as eating tomatoes, potatoes, corn, and soybeans, among other foods.

In our interview, Gundry described his portion of the Goop editorial as a plea for civility. 'Discussion should always be welcome, but discussion ... has always been at a collegial level, and there’s no shouting or screaming or profanity,' he said. (Paltrow has been quoted using the phrase, 'If you want to fuck with me, bring your A game,' and reportedly has cocktail napkins stamped with the motto.)"



The Crack Emcee said...

"I asked him where he recommends people get their health advice. 'I’ll toot my own horn, GundryMD.com,' he said, referring people to a site where, alongside a blog with health tips, he sells $70 supplement bottles. 'I personally feel that it’s the best source of health advice. I think there’s other sites, like Mercola.com, which gives very useful health advice.' When I checked Mercola.com, the site of Dr. Joseph Mercola, a few weeks later, a prominently placed ad on its 'vaccine' subsection offered to show readers 'How to Legally Avoid Unwanted Immunizations of All Kinds.'”

This is the cesspool we swim in.

The Crack Emcee said...

"Gundry said that after he’s interviewed by one of the site’s writers, a separate person will later 'ask for a reference to back up what I say.' (In one Goop post about lectins, Gundry’s views are supported by his own book on the subject.)"

Focko Smitherman said...

Westword once described me as a "self-described blogger."