December 6, 2018

At the Mysterious Line Café...



... you can see things however you like.

[Bumped.]

101 comments:

Marcus Carman said...

Looks like my last EKG.

Browndog said...

Don't see anything. Forcing myself all I can come up with is a foot on a gas pedal.

Mike Sylwester said...

It looks like some planet path in historical African astronomy.

traditionalguy said...

What an arrogant person.

rcocean said...

Ok, we get the point.

RK said...

Of course it's a bullwhip.

Tommy Duncan said...

That's the spring for the mini-scissors on a Swiss Army Knife.

rcocean said...

Trump now being criticized for not silently mouthing Apostle's creed while reading from a sheet of paper.

Unlike Clinton and Obama.

They never let up!

Mike said...

It's the corona of Trump's hair-do. Stylized, of course.

RK said...

It also looks like my signature when I sign for a package delivery with my finger.

rhhardin said...

It's the symbol of the third colony in How To Talk To Girls At Parties (2017)

Darrell said...

It's Bob Hope's real nose.

Temujin said...

The view from the left, rear of a sofa or loveseat. Arm barely visible in lower portion of line drawing. Flared wing-back.

Lucid-Ideas said...

That's a really purty mouth....hmmmmmmmm

chillblaine said...

hi fam, we will be going into fiber optics as part of my telecom channel; here is an intro, light being refracted into water, from my refigerator. This phenomenon was first noticed by Daniel Colladon. Examples abound; the Yosemite Firefalls, e.g. Here is an elegant intro to the wonderful properties of light and refraction, water waveguide, later fams.

tcrosse said...

It's the proverbial Rat's Ass. Please give.

chillblaine said...

My account of my 1984 visit to Masada.

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

rcocean: Trump now being criticized for not silently mouthing Apostle's creed while reading from a sheet of paper.

Lol. I thought you were making a joke referencing something here that I missed. So I looked it up.

They never let up!

Yes, and I should know better by now.

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

It's a fox looking at you from behind a rock. His left ear has unraveled, though.

J. Farmer said...

Looks like my attempts at following Bob Ross.

tim maguire said...

Howard the Duck.

chillblaine said...

please give, whoo eeee! Won't you please? lol

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Char Char Binks said...

It looks vaguely rattish.

chillblaine said...

Poached eggs and risotto, and testing the current blainer roll, ok later sports fans, see you at Cope Land. We gonna have a Madison Week, fam, no kidding. Cheese Toss, Cow Tippin', Regular Folk Tippin', The Ceremonial Giving Of The Rat's Arse, the Rat Huck, also, oh some fun madpolitik too, cheers. ok breakfast is the most underrated meal of the day.

gilbar said...

THIS is the sort of craziness that happens if you live in a land without the 2nd amendment
https://www.foxnews.com/world/bbc-radio-host-committed-suicide-after-walking-off-show-while-on-air-inquest-hears

she walked off, in the middle of her show; went home, and hung (hanged?) herself.
WHY? This is CRAZY! WHY? would you not off yourself ON AIR???

Oh, that's right; it was in Britain and ever since The '45, there's massive gun control.
If she'd been in America (or, if Britain picked the Lawful King, instead of a german usurper), she could have used a gun; and blown her brains out On The Air. She'd be THE MOST FAMOUS radio personality, Ever

But, NO! after failing to rally around Bonnie Prince Charlie and The True KING James VIII, Nothing in Britain was ever right or proper again... Damn Hanover; Damn them to Hell!

Fernandistein said...

foot on a gas pedal

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human gas pedal — forever.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Profile of a bird with a weak under beak.

stevew said...

A cliff poised over the Sea of Hope.

Or a cameo of Trump’s hair on a particularly expressive day.

My name goes here. said...

Alfred Hitch Cock presents.

I am Laslo

Tommy Duncan said...

Trump now being criticized for not silently mouthing Apostle's creed while reading from a sheet of paper.

Bill and Hillary recited the Apostles' Creed. Trump was cautiously waiting to see if they were consumed in the flames of eternal damnation.

Sebastian said...

"you can see things however you like"

Huh. For a moment I thought this was the last cover of Glamour. But no.

Temujin said...

It's Obama.

Static Ping said...

France?

tcrosse said...
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tcrosse said...

It's Obama, thinking the Nicene Creed was about him.

PackerBronco said...

Reminds of a joke. A man goes in for a psychological evaluation. The doctor shows him a series of inkblots.

"What does this remind you of?"
"Sex"
"And this?"
"Sex"
"And .. this?"
"Sex"
"You seem obsessed with sex."
"Well, I'm not the one with the dirty pictures."

SDaly said...

KKK member falling off his barstool after the annual Robert Byrd Dinner.

Rick Turley said...

PackerBronco said...

"Reminds of a joke. A man goes in for a psychological evaluation. The doctor shows him a series of inkblots."

Similar joke exists except obsession with breasts, word association, and windshield wipers.

bagoh20 said...

I have to confess something that is a little disturbing, and embarrassing, but that I find hilarious. Please take this in a spirit of openness and humor.

Last night I had a dream about Althouse. I don't know how I ended up in Madison, but I ran in to her somewhere there. She was pleasantly tipsy and proceeded to ask me to come home with her. She said her and Meade we having issues, and he was away. We went to what seemed like a small apartment. We talked some and I decided to take a shower. I go to the bathroom, get naked, and pull open the shower curtain, and there is a naked young Arnold Schwarzenegger. He's friendly. We shake hands (naked in the running steamy shower.) I then proceed to berate him for his stint as governor of California. I ask him: "what the hell happened to you back then?" As he begins to answer, I wake up.

WTF is wrong with me?

Meade said...

"You seem obsessed with sex."
"Well, I'm not the one with the dirty pictures."

Oldie but goodie. LOL.

"It's Obama, thinking the Nicene Creed was about him."

Yes. Or profile of Hillary refusing to even look at the current POTUS (who encourages his supporters to visualize her behind bars where everyone knows she should be.)

Kay said...

Inspired by the Jerry Saltz post, I dug up this old interview with Saltz where he has lots of interesting things about Kim Kardashian.

interview

Kay said...

*things to say.

Meade said...

"She said her and Meade were having issues, and he was away."

Probably away having a 3-way with Dolly Parton and Jennifer Aniston.

Meade said...

Threesome with Dolly and Jennifer. What am I thinking. "He can't even get it out to pee much less get it up for three."

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

it's racist

it's overwhelmingly white, and stultifying.

bagoh20 said...

I'm hoping to dream about Meade tonight and find Dolly Parton in his shower.

Dolly Parton is to womanhood what Schwarzenegger is to manhood.

bagoh20 said...

I think a good product would be lifesize dolls of naked celebrities that hold your soap and shampoo products in the shower.

narciso said...

maybe a little too much info, bagoh,

https://www.jns.org/why-the-press-pays-less-attention-to-the-murder-of-journalists-not-named-khashoggi/

narciso said...

we dodged a bullet, last month:

http://jcpa.org/article/american-non-government-organizations-are-intertwined-with-pflp-terror-group/

Drago said...

Macron crashes to 18% approval.

It's the Inga/LLR Chuck "Real Leader of the Free World" kiss of death.

Previous victims include Merkel, May and The Toddler Trudeau.

stevew said...

Hillary's behavior in the presence of Trump proves that he has imprisoned her, emotionally and politically.

William said...

I don't know what it signifies, but it's kind of neat that I can recognize that that little squiqle of ink was drawn by the pen of Althouse. AI has to make some huge advances before it catches up to me.

stevew said...

Dolly Parton is a little old for me, but she is the kind of woman I appreciate, not like those VS models.

Drago said...

I must congratulate the "TruCon" fakers over at The Weekly (Can I Get Me Some Far Lefty Billionaire Cash Please?!!) Standard.

With their latest cucking for their beloved dems in the form of literary fellatio for Cory Booker, they just barely eke out a Lefty Suck Up victory over our very own LLR Chuck.

In Chucks defense, TWS just barely beat him out in this category and clearly LLR Chuck still holds the lead in Total Volume Of Lefty Sucking Up over time.

Josephbleau said...

Blogger Drago said...
Macron crashes to 18% approval.
It's the Inga/LLR Chuck "Real Leader of the Free World" kiss of death.
Previous victims include Merkel, May and The Toddler Trudeau.
12/6/18, 6:10 PM

The only Toddler I know is Toddler Stroger of my own Cook County, who said that he was a victim of racism because just when the black guy gets in everyone says politicians can't steal anymore, like the whites used to do.

tcrosse said...

Meanwhile, in the UK, the Mother of Parliaments is having a nervous breakdown. I can't make sense of it, but neither can they.

tim in vermont said...

Dolly Parton is a little old for me, but she is the kind of woman I appreciate, not like those VS models.

There’s a woman with brains, talent, and drive. I guess she’s smarter than me because I never would have though that the big boob. thing would work so well for her, they seem like more trouble than they are worth.

narciso said...


The process is the punishment

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/12/06/brexit-latest-news-economy-dominate-day-three-debate-whips-seek/

Unfortunately the country might as well be run by daleks

chillblaine said...

I am not Laslo, but then again who is? I noticed a dream being presented. I once had a dream about Obama, I was being hustled around by Madonna, who was trying to get him a vegan snack. Anyway, I can interpret that dream in a second, but I think it's cool to sort of understand the process my counselor uses, this approach to dream interpretation is based on a psychological approach. ok, later fam, and if you want to reference, this video is in my Psych section. later.

gilbar said...

Fernandistein said...
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human gas pedal — forever.

Thank You Fernandistein! That's the most pleasant picture i've had in a Long Time
Take THAT progressives! we're shifting gears!

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"we couldnt stop Bill Clinton from commingling"

Bay Area Guy said...

It's the cold, pointy left tit of a Witch

I am not Laslo.

tcrosse said...

It's the line we are expected to toe.

Humperdink said...

Great column by Kurt Schlichter, who quickly is becoming by favorite writer.

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/12/06/how-much-blood-would-leftists-be-willing-to-shed-to-disarm-patriotic-americans-n2537012

reader said...

I agree with DBQ but it looks Suessian in nature to me.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Outlazling Andy Dufrane Kaufman, they are shakin' the baby.

Shake shake shake the sugar brings, shake that baby.

Why was it born if not to be shaked?

Fucker.

Asshole.

Shake that baby, shake that baby ueah,

Shake that baby, shake that baby yeal.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I was told the Jews use Satan for reasons...

I've used Satan for reasons...

So Jews and I good now?


Oh wait, those Jews were not Jews within six degrees of spheres of Jesus.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Idiots are we all.

The movie screen (big big screen) holds so much info.

Who what how why and ohhhhkkkayyyy.

I won't always be young enough to quote "Brave New World" ergo that terminology is self-perpetuating and that is why I removed with my subtley Buwaya and Doc Kennedy and others more formidle than I.

narciso said...

Ok you're trying to be more obscure than me, Andy dufrane was allegedly the banker for Stephen kings kurt dussander in apt pupil.

I think you have it wrong satan has used the Jews in places like babel testing gods mercy with sodom and gomorrah blinding them to not only Abraham's but Ezekiel Elijah and Isiah message

narciso said...

What's been our excuse for ignoring scripture certainly in the last century.

wildswan said...

I think one of the other pictures, like maybe crying rat, was on a mirror and tried to draw itself but couldn't, and why it couldn't was a long and sad tail which it couldn't reach though it streeetched and so it tailed off at the end.

Ken B said...

Nor Earth, nor boundless sea, Max Richter https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QhkIZmXl6mI

Enlighten-NewJersey said...

Victorina Morales tells the New York Times she is an illegal alien and has been since 1999 when she entered the U.S. illegally. "I'm tired of being humiliated and treated like a stupid person," she said in Spanish during a brief interview. Ms. Morales tells the NYT she has worked at Trump's golf course in Bedminster, NJ for the past five years.

I have an answer to her problems. She should go home or the government should expeditiously deport her to Guatemala, her home country. I am tired of being taken advantage by illegal aliens. Enough with their cost to taxpayers and our civil society. Enforce our immigration laws now!

chickenlittle said...

bagoh20 said...Last night I had a dream about Althouse...

I once had a dream about Althouse and described it back here nearly 10 years ago.

I think the context was Althouse becoming/being a famous artist. I repost it here:

I had a dream several weeks ago with Althouse in it. She had boughten something (ebay, garage sale?) from me years ago and had written me a check, which I had never cashed. In the dream I was planning to visit Madison to see relatives and I made a point to look up Althouse to ask whether the check was still good. She agreed to meet me. When I met her, she was sitting alone at a bar. When I explained to her about the check, she listened. When I finished, she just turned and looked at me and said: "but aren't you glad you didn't cash it?" I slunk away, shriveled.

Freeman Hunt said...

For the annals of puzzling ad targeting:

A $685 plate. Just one plate. Decorative, so not even sure if one can eat off of it.

Worry not. The data miners don't know who you are.

Jon Ericson said...

"Everybody promises you everything but in the end, nothing comes out of it. I don't vote for anybody until after they have really done something that I know about. I want to see them do something first. The only trouble is that you always hear the president or people say that they are doing all they can. And they feed you with hopes for years and years. I'm sick and tired of listening to all their lies."

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Leslie Graves said...

One line represents Amber Heard’s physical beauty, which is said to be epiphenomenal on sources outside of her. The other line represents her sexuality, which emanates from within. And yet, they bear some relationship one to the other. She was trying to explain this to her makeup artist who just wasn’t getting it. Frustrated, Amber grabbed an eyeliner pencil and deftly sketched in these lines on a tissue as a visual aid to illustrate her point and to show how the two concepts do relate.

gadfly said...

Tucker Carlson doesn't like Donald Trump, so he isn't long for Faux News. Wapo reports:

Urs Gehriger, an editor at “Die Weltwoche,” Switzerland’s leading German-language opinion weekly, noted that Carlson’s new book, “Ship of Fools,” is silent on Trump but comments on his critics. And so, Gehriger jump-started the conversation by asking what Carlson thought of Trump’s first two years in office.

Carlson said he cannot stand Trump’s self-aggrandizement and boasting. Then, when asked whether Trump has kept his promises, the usually quick-witted and long-winded Carlson had just one word: “No.”

Big Mike said...

It’s the trajectory of one of the rocket boosters after Challenger blew up.

jaydub said...

gadfly, you of course realize that Tucker Carlson also rejects everything that you believe in as regards politics and economics? In fact, the only reason Carlson did not reserve for you a cabin on his "Ship of Fools" is because you are too insignificant to have come to his attention. So, how does Carlson rejecting Trump's self-aggrandizement and boasting validate your own political philosophy? And, if his philosophical positions do not validate your own, how does the WaPo's opinion give you such obvious satisfaction? Moreover, does it seem logical to you that a network would cancel the third most watched program on cable news because his opinion of Trump, but keep people like Cris Wallace and Shep Smith who are consistently and overtly anti-Trump? Do you not realize that Fox News is without question the more balanced cable news network as regards Trump? And, if you think it more biased than MSNBC or CNN, can you name the pro-Trump anchors on either of those networks? Have you even tried to think this through? Or is your post just a vehicle for you to say na na na na na na to those that don't share your opinion or politics?

Lefties are such a curious species.

Ralph L said...

Trump's most important promise was to build the Wall, but he can't do it alone. Why elected Repubs can't figure out that so many of their voters want it is beyond me. The perils of gerrymandering safe seats.

Annie C said...

Ace of Spades has it dead right with respect to Althouse's civility bullshit.

"This isn’t about celebrating "civility.” It's about weaponizing "civility.'"

I will certainly say that some passive-aggressive feminine men consider it an "art" to attack someone passive-aggressively, with plausible deniability, with deceit.

AllenS said...

It's a picture of what a dog whistle sounds like. If you could hear one. Look at the picture again, can you hear it?

gilbar said...

since you're up Annie, i've got my chance to ask;
Where do you fish in Texas? seems like your options are few and far between
Guadalupe River?

gilbar said...

Ralph said.... Why elected Repubs can't figure out that so many of their voters want it is beyond me. The perils of gerrymandering safe seats.

indeed! and it turns out, that those 'safe seats' aren't always that safe. Seems to me that The Reasons the repubs lost so many seats was No Wall No O'Bama care repeal

Repub didn't do what the repub President was elected for (thanx John McCain: may you rot in HELL), and THen said that the reason they got kicked out was Trump.
IF they'd built the Wall, and repealed the ACA; Then got kicked out, maybe they've have a point. But NOT doing what voters wanted is what got them booted

Annie C said...

Gil, I have Lake Ray Hubbard right out my patio door. I go out in the late morning and get a couple stripers for a fish taco lunch.

We don't do much fly fishing in Texas. Although they stock streams down here with rainbow trout, there just aren't any good places near here. Texas is enormous, so when we go down to the Hill Country for dove or deer hunting, we will hit up some small streams there and sometimes the Brazos.

Most of our Texas fishing is lakes. Texoma, Towakoni, and Ray Hubbard.

When we really want to enjoy fly fishing, we go up to Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Montana. It's so good to get away.

After living together the last couple of years, we finally got married a few weeks ago on a big old catamaran on our lake, and our honeymoon coming up is going to be red fish in Louisiana.

I've never fished down there before, and I'm really looking forward to it!

gilbar said...

congrads to your hubby, and best wishes to you both!
if you go (when you go) to wyoming, you should try the gray reef on the north platte, by casper; it's the best

Humperdink said...

For NHL fans outside of DC, it was a thing of beauty to see Ryan Reaves K.O. the Washington Capitals resident thug, Tom Wilson. Wilson has made a career of blind side hits on unsuspecting players, concussing many along the way.

In anticipation of fan adulation across the country, Reaves was signing/selling autographed photos of him standing over his vanquished foe, until the team nixed the idea.

Annie C said...

We've done the South Platte. North Platte is going on the bucket list, thanks!

Do they hit caddis up there?

tim in vermont said...

By last year, the show[ESPN SportsCenter] was suffering from slumping ratings as the company fought against the business climate of cord-cutting and the divisive politics of the Trump era.

Yes, Trump made them ruin their show!

gilbar said...

on the grey reef, i think of it as a indicator river; basically with things like san juan worms. There's so much food in the water, that the trouts seldom come up.

However, i usually go in march and may (before and after the spawn), in the fall, there's often dry flies (especially if you count hoppers as dries). And the guides are always pushing Streamers (i HATE streamers!) 'cause they get tired of watching bobbers (i Love bobbers!)
There were quite a few BWO hatches this year, and this sept there was an grasshopper infestation; which Rocked!

You really need a drift boat, and i always go through http://platteriverguides.com/. They've been guiding since the longest, and (i think) have the best guides. The only problems with the north platte are
A) indicators (if you think that's a problem)
B) it's in the freakin' Desert! (which might not bother texans)
C) cookie cutter fish (nearly all the trouts are between 17-21", it's rare to get ones bigger)


gilbar said...

oh, and the 'miracle mile' is just upstream from the grey reef; it has great dry flies (IF you time it right, as it is with dry flies). There's a Golden Stone fly hatch that no one will talk about; on account of because it's none of your business :)

Annie C said...

Sweetness. I love drift boats. We always take one on the Arkansas. Lots of friends at the fly shops that run them.

I've added your link to platte river guides. We're hoping for next fall. I love tying hoppers, so that will be fun. Not going to do the hopper-dropper though that hubby likes. Seems I will never get the hang of a two and three fly cast.

Never got the hang of parallel parking either. Some things are meant for me to leave alone.

gilbar said...

If you go with my guides, tell Liz that Brian from Iowa Said Hi!
She probably won't charge you a Lot more for knowing that you know me :)

Annie C said...

Will do Gil, thanks!

Brian from Iowa is in my little travel diary. Can't wait to get up there.

chillblaine said...

We have a winner! I agree, it's Amber Heard. It's so obvious now. I was looking for Johnny Depp's flying cell phone for confirmation, but I guess that is implied. When the answer is Amber Heard, all my brain cells exhibit a herding behavior known as uh huh huh you're cute.

chillblaine said...

That's a decent bit of writing, there. Epiphenomenal, you made me look up a word, this is a first on Althouse board. So bruh is the vocab reference, and dare I say, a philosophical marker; herein, a broad puzzlement coupled with her raw sexuality. I can almost see her delicate hand making the image. Neat stuff.

chillblaine said...

Here's my episode of Cope Land, where I talk about how much I admire Aaron Rodgers, just such a neat guy!

CuznDon said...

Relax, I was just rubbing out the excess ink on my pen.