November 30, 2018

At the Rattatz Café...

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... skitter wherever you like.

[Bumped.]

48 comments:

stevew said...

Half day today?

rehajm said...

Nice!

Nonapod said...

FBI raids the home of a whistleblower on Clinton Foundation. The Deep State attempting punish an off mission adjunct?

The delivered documents also show that then-FBI Director Robert Mueller failed to investigate allegations of criminal misconduct pertaining to Rosatom and to other Russian government entities attached to Uranium One, the document reviewed by TheDCNF alleges. Mueller is now the special counsel investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.

Henry said...

Love the rat.

rehajm said...

Rattatz needs a tag.

Dave Begley said...

Stop torturing us. We want to buy one just like it.

Laslo Spatula said...

That rat illustration looks as if it was made to be in an oval.

In prior rectangular shapse his negative space felt a bit awkward.

Now, he owns his space and owns his context.

And, after all, isn't that what we all really want? To own a bit of our own context?

Ben: the two of us need look no more.

I am Laslo.

Hagar said...

Raddatz?

Tank said...

What if there were an Althouse online store where you could buy hats t-shirts and sweats with little rat insignias, the mark of Althouse?

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

a zinger! Get one for the old Pope

n.n said...

An Althouse original?

Phidippus said...

I'd buy one. Put it next to my NRA sticker. Let 'em figure that out.

Ralph L said...

That's one clean car under the snow. Must not have driven it since it fell.

I believe we discussed mulching leaves here recently. I raked most of mine with the mower, which meant covering everything twice to blow the unchopped out of the way.

It's amazing how little volume the leaves of a large tree assume after you remove the water and air. Too bad leaving them untouched on the lawn looks messy for months.

mezzrow said...

Rats gotta race. Yield.

Ann Althouse said...

"Too bad leaving them untouched on the lawn looks messy for months."

We think it looks much better than the raked-clean lawns.

Char Char Binks said...

I want one!

Dave Begley said...

The People demand rat stickers.

Althouse responds, "Let them eat cheese!"

Theranter said...

I recognize that rat! And I'd like to adorn my car with that sticker.

Prof. Althouse needs to copyright it and sell them.

Ralph L said...

We think it looks much better than the raked-clean lawns.

I have big leaves.

Freeman Hunt said...

The leaves are a conundrum. I like the yard better with leaves on the ground. The other people on the street seem to be very against leaves, judging by the amount of effort they're putting into removing them. So remove or leave the ones in one's own yard where they will certainly blow into other yards?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

ART!

Meade said...

If you really like the rat sticker, email me. — Meade

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

NPR and CNN touting fake story:

Glenn Greenwald responds in a tweet:

"This story went super-viral. The correction, walk-balk & retraction are barely being noted by those who hyped the original claim. This happens over & over, always in the same direction. Again: anti-media rhetoric can be dangerous, but media outlets often lay the groundwork for it."

D 2 said...

Rats - Geldof - LiveAid - Queen - Under Pressure - Bowie - Let's Dance - Sax - Pee Wee Ellis - Vanlose Stairway - ....

Astral Weeks was released 50 years ago, a week after the White Album. Maybe didn't need 10 links to say that but what the hey. Might bet a nickel that after 1973, Astral Weeks might have sold more steadily, of the two.

Jim said...

That is a great sticker. Love it!. Would look even better on a coffee mug.

Drago said...

Remember when "LLR and FusionGPS fanboy" Chuck claimed Trump had never delivered on any deals?

LOL

Good times, good times.

IgnatzEsq said...

I also would like to purchase an original Althouse most loved rat. Or even not the most loved rat.

mockturtle said...

Woo Hoo! The Washington Huskies are going to the Rose Bowl.

mockturtle said...

We're still waiting for the Althouse rat apron!

Narayanan Subramanian said...

I read somewhere about Picasso drawing cat without lifting "implement" off the paper.
The Rat comes close ... How to do whiskers?

Narayanan Subramanian said...

How to draw Mouse with mouse?!

J. Farmer said...

Growing up, I probably watched the Eddie Murphy/Dan Akroyd comedy Trading Places close to a hundred times. I have committed large chunks of the dialogue to memory, and my father and I drive my sisters and mother insane quoting lines back and forth to each other. It is a very well written and well directed movie and remains great fun to watch. I recently showed the film to a friend who was spending the weekend with me and had not seen it. Watching it in its entirety again (as opposed to catching it at various points in the timeline on basic cable), I was surprised to discover a theme that had obviously not occurred to me as a child and had apparently tainted subsequent viewings as an adult. The film is absolutely suffused with anti-WASP sentiment.

While the film would not likely pass today's PC muster, it is a perfect encapsulation of modern day sentiments. Murphy's street wise hustling negro (the film's nomenclature, not mine) is able to succeed as a Manhattan commodities broker once given a leg up and a foot in the door by the Duke brothers' machinations, while the privileged and prissy Akroyd is reduced to a bumbling criminal once he is stripped of his job and status. Ironically, while the film makes much of the Duke brothers' venal greediness, they are shown in a later scene utterly rejecting Murphy (despite his stellar performance) for no reason other than ethnic animosity.

readering said...

RIP 41

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Freeman Hunt said...

The leaves are a conundrum. I like the yard better with leaves on the ground."

Up here in Wisconsin, leaves are no longer an issue. We're shoveling snow now.

Unknown said...

I don't think Morrison hit his stride until "Moondance". "Astral Weeks" is good, but it's not "Moondance" good.

Of course the records are just first drafts anyway. Morrison would always continue to work on songs in concert. Of course, being Van, this could be exquisite or awful depending on whether he was "on" on that particular night.

Unknown said...

Well, not a huge surprise, but RIP George H.W. Bush.

Not always right, but not a bad guy.

n.n said...

There is cheese, Jerry. Cheese. A timely commentary inspired by the color orange, the number 45, and the letter "K".

Pugsley the Pug said...

Rest in peace, President George HW Bush. Thank you for your service to our country, both as a US Navy Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in World War 2 and as a civil servant at a number of levels in our government. Your legacy will live on in the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush CVN-77 for almost the next 5 decades. Godspeed, President Bush.

exhelodrvr1 said...

"So remove or leave the ones in one's own yard where they will certainly blow into other yards?"

Are the leaves in a caravan?

Humperdink said...

When 41 was running for president, my now deceased father-in-law said he would never vote for him. Asked why, he responded he never vote for someone who ran the CIA. My FIL was not a trusting guy of our betters in gov't.

exhelodrvr1 said...

From a resume perspective, Bush 41 was probably the best qualified non-prior-president Presidential candidate of the last 125 years. It was so laughable to hear Hillary described as the most-qualified ever.

Ralph L said...

He had a fair number of different jobs of short duration, but his executive experience was mostly in a small oil company. DCI and Ambassadors are more advisors than decision makers. That could be one reason why W make a big deal of that role.

gilbar said...

exhelodrvr1 said... It was so laughable to hear Hillary described as the most-qualified ever.

ex, you Need to Remember; that for leftists, history started at 12:00:01 this morning
So, when they described Hillary as The Most-Qualified EVER; they were comparing her to O'Bama

Barry O'Bama -> active member of the Choom Gang, token position on Harvard law, 1 term senator
Since the ONLY other president, EVER (since history started) was Barry, she had it hands down.

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MayBee said...

You + That sticker = me happy

Gk1 said...

Looks like the show Parks and Rec's, Andy Dwyer's "Mouserat" band logo.

Freeman Hunt said...

"Are the leaves in a caravan?"

Looked outside, and some of them are swirling around. They might be organizing.

Meade said...

"So remove or leave the ones in one's own yard where they will certainly blow into other yards?"

It might work for you to rake the leaves to where they just cover the trees' root zone to the drip line. Then in the spring you only mow the lawn outside the drip line. It gives a kind of "organized chaos" — one of my favorite garden design principles (though I know it's not to everyone's taste.) https://californiareleaf.org/saveourtrees/faqs/