March 15, 2019

At the Friday Night Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like.

87 comments:

rehajm said...

Thanks for the comments everyone,

rehajm

Rockeye said...

That which we hate most in others is that which we fear most within ourselves.
Discuss.

fleg9bo said...

The wife-to-be and I really wanted to attend the Procol Harum concert live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, especially as it was to be recorded and released as an album. But we procrastinated until it was sold out. Then to really rub it in, we heard later that a problem with the recording equipment required the entire show to be repeated the same night, so we missed a two-fer.

Other concerts I shoulda, but didn't, attend: The Association and Jimi Hendrix at UCLA when I was going there (not on the same bill). To make up for that we saw Bob Dylan play the University of Portland maybe 12-13 years ago in a dual-purpose basketball arena/concert venue, which somehow managed to have amazing acoustics. Dylan's singing was for crap but he didn't sing that much and he had the best band I've ever heard live, with much Dylan-free playing. Stupendously good.

There were some posts a ways back with hiccup remedies. I don't recall seeing the one that worked 100% of the time for me: drink a glass of water large enough so that you're drinking when the next hiccup is scheduled to occur. If you drink through the next hiccup, it won't happen and they stop. This might also be a permanent cure as I haven't had the hiccups in probably 20 years now, maybe longer.

Mr. Majestyk said...

Help! My 2010 Subaru Forester's moonroof won't close. It closes to within a few inches and then opens back up. I have wiped away a few blobs of grease from the tracks, but otherwise I don't see any obstructions. I haven't found any useful Youtube video. Any cars guys (or gals) have any ideas?

Pianoman said...

I was lucky enough to see Monty Python at the Hollywood Bowl back in The Day. Then it got produced into a film.

Technically, does that mean I get a IMDB credit?

buwaya said...


Tour a Spanish supermarket

The differences between nations show up in all sorts of ways. Some of the more telling are about things that they eat. And the Spanish eat ...pig. My dad missed the pig-stuff from his home, so he went so far as to start a small sausage-factory, making Bilbao-style chorizos.

And all sorts of things that you will never see in the US. The video actually misses some of my favorite things, as they barely touch on desserts - turrones and mazapan (marzipan), yemas and leche frita. And the point of churros is to go superbly with chocolate, Spanish style, thick enough to stand a spoon in it. I can't have any of that stuff anymore, sadly.

We are going, and we aren't coming back, unless my wife or the kids make me. They will have to try hard.

The other sort of tapas, btw - from my grandmas home town.

Pintxos

Fernandistein said...

That which we hate most in others is that which we fear most within ourselves.

I hate cancer and people with cancer.

Big Mike said...

Well THAT didn’t take long. CNN is making sure everyone knows Beto O’Rourke is a white male, with all the rights and privileges thereunto.

Unknown said...

I have been lucky enough to see a lot of great acts, especially considering I live in a middling city (Of course I was elsewhere for many):

Count Basie
Dave Bruebeck
Slam Stewart
Lionel Hampton
B.B. King
The Eagles
The Doobie Brothers (a credible lineup)
Blondie
Van Morrison
The Beach Boys (many times, the classic lineup and several others including the reunion)
The Swimming Pool Qs
Boz Scaggs
Cyndi Lauper
Steve Miller
Tony Bennet
Roger Whittaker
They Might Be Giants
Paul McCartney
Paul Simon
Bob Dylan
Al Stewart
Bob Seger
Fleetwood Mac (Rumours lineup)
Dick Dale
Prince
Elton John
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Foreigner

Man. That's more than I thought. Lately you don't even have to shed your clothes and run directly to the shower when you get home.

john dean said...

Gail Collins of "Team Kamala" over at the NYT did a predictable take down of Beto today. I think the professor's theory about Kamala being pre-ordained by the NYT is spot on.

Be said...

Ringo Starr is my favorite Beatle, the Gifted Underdog. I literally ran into him once, years ago, when his young one was getting cancer treatment here: Party Story for the ages.


https://youtu.be/C-blaYP-0Ug


walter said...

Berno looks today like he encountered the same goons Reid did.

Unknown said...

That's it for him.

Everybody of voting age knows from sad experience with grandparents or parents that when the elderly start to fall, it's time to make your peace.

walter said...

I listened to the Rogan Twitter revisit and Rubin Report with Tim Pool. I didn't hear the fundamental regulatory issue of platform vs publisher in either.

walter said...

Unknown,
Berno's team has hired RBG to be his personal trainer.
Once the bandage is off, a video will be made.

gilbar said...

Mr. Majestyk said...

Help! My 2010 Subaru Forester's moonroof won't close. It closes to within a few inches and then opens back up. I have wiped away a few blobs of grease from the tracks, but otherwise I don't see any obstructions. I haven't found any useful Youtube video. Any cars guys (or gals) have any ideas


my honda fit did this; VERY frustrating. Mine seemed to be water (moisture) related. If i foolishly opened the roof when the roof was wet, it seemed like That was causing it.

Fix: If it would ever dry out, it seemed like it would start working again. Once i noticed the water thing, i'd try wiping it, which seemed to help.
Right before i got rid of it, i came up with a theory that weather strip around the roof (NOT the moon roof, but the hole in the roof itself) needed to be pushed back. I'd convinced myself that this (or something like this )was the cause. The roof must have some sort of sensor on it to keep you from closing the roof on your hand/neck)
the water, weatherstripping makes it think there's a jam

Then, last fall; i traded it in, and i don't rememember this as well as you'd like. sorry

mockturtle said...

Speaking of RBG...

walter said...

With a few tweaks, this 2016 draft could be updated:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fD8KT-bsU8

David Begley said...

You Badgers were lucky to beat that Cornhusker team of walk-ons and intramural players.

Saw Boz Skaggs last summer. Fab. I’d been waiting 40 years to see him.

h said...

Here's an article all should read:

https://amgreatness.com/2019/03/09/18-real-attacks-on-the-rule-of-law/

It identifies specific crimes or "attacks on rule of law" by individuals in the Obama dept of justice and FBI. And now I think John Brennan, Obama CIA director is implicated in a number of these and similar issues.

Anyone who took the Church Committee investigation seriously and was concerned, or anyone who thought JEHoover had too much power in the policy making process needs to square those opinions with their attitudes toward Obama administration actions.

Big Mike said...

I see that SNL has been accused of plagiarizing two of their sketches from a different comedy troop. I guess plagiarism accounts for the now and then sketch that is still funny.

Big Mike said...

@Be, plus he was great on “Thomas the Tank Engine.”

Unknown said...

Funniest thing I ever saw onstage was at the Cyndi Lauper concert.

During one song (I forget which), her guitarist (a guy) and violinist (a gal) were having a "duel" and trading off hot licks. Lauper (not singing during this segment of the song) bops over to where they are facing each other, puts an arm over each of them and hugs them. Then she squeezes, bringing them closer together, and the violinist's bow gets stuck in the guitar strings and *twang* -- flies off across the stage.

The crowd goes wild and all three of them are just falling out for a few minutes, then Lauper says: OK, we're going to pretend that didn't happen and start over!

walter said...

Another sad day for the Onion:

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/434338-hundreds-of-people-plank-outside-of-supreme-court-to-celebrate

Hundreds of people marked Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 86th birthday on Friday by channeling her workout routine outside of the Supreme Court.

The #PlankLikeRBG trend is believed to have started with a Facebook group called "Plank Like RBG 86th Birthday Celebration at Supreme Court."

More than 500 people indicated they planned to go to the event at the Supreme Court, and many others posted that they would plank at home or at their place of work.

Many gathered for a giant group plank, but throughout the day, reporters estimated hundreds came by and planked outside the Supreme Court to share their birthday wishes

Unknown said...

Obviously I could look it up easily, but I have no idea what "to plank" means.

walter said...

Lie still on stomach, arms at side..typically in odd places..capturing with camera.

wildswan said...

You hold your body off the floor in straight line (like a plank) resting it on your forearms and your toes (like two sawhorses).

walter said...

Folks, the Chicago River will soon be dyeing.

Gregg said...

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/03/admissions-scandal-shows-real-goal-elite-colleges/584968/

walter said...

And "Beto" will be in Wisconsin this weekend!
A famous Hispanic doing St. Paddy's right here!

walter said...

(White Hispanic)

Dave Duffy said...

I'm convinced the greatest experience in life is marriage to the opposite sex for a long time. Going through the ups and downs of life together with someone completely different than myself, raising humans (male and female) from birth to marriage--nothing like it. Damn, it's always interesting.

Big Mike said...

@walter, see my observation at 8:32

walter said...

But...the nickname gives him at least honorary protected/privilege class status..
Hey, he frickin' rocked those Liebowitz pics

Bay Area Guy said...

Sorry, but the BetaMale from Texas ain't ready for prime time. The dude is a professional slacker.

If Biden, Bernie and Beta are leading in the polls, it must mean that the Democrat voters are prejudiced in favor of straight, white men and are prejudiced against gays, women and people of color.

narciso said...

Leche frita, I'm not familiar with that one. Yes that is the purpose of churros.

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narciso said...

Oh I see:

https://www.thespruceeats.com/spanish-leche-frita-dessert-recipe-3083597

Bay Area Guy said...

Why are Democrat voters so prejudiced against gays, women and people of color?

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narciso said...

I never heard of that particular item Stephen cooper, dulce de leche, arroz con leche.

Another online friend passed on this week, he was a retired airforce vet in Panama, add to the one from last week the fed Express pilot

Narayanan Subramanian said...

Buwaya.... Please do a blog travelogue from Spain telling us about food and places. Thanks.

Gregg said...

This is good, Althouse must comment on this:

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/lori-loughlin-appeared-so-defiant-in-court-while-felicity-huffman-looked-more-genuine-says-sketch-artist

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narciso said...

Was Vietnam worse because of where it occurred or was it because it seemed to have no purpose, did your uncle resent MacArthur for leaving him and his fellow soldiers behind.

walter said...

Stephen Cooper said...Don't get too uppity just because you are a daddy.
--
Bad mood or not.
WTF
Maybe using this blog as your etch-a-sketch should be reconsidered.

Dave Duffy said...

Stephen, I too served in the military. As did my father. We saw good and bad.

Sorry you're in a bad mood and hope you will feel better soon. God Bless.

n.n said...

Why are Democrat voters so prejudiced against gays, women and people of color?

Political congruence, chauvinism, diversity, and the Pro-Choice ethical philosophy are a toxic mixture to be exploited for political, social, and economic leverage and not self-inflicted.

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walter said...

Oh..I bet they would truly appreciate your speaking for them.

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walter said...

I am not surprised.
Perhaps you should focus on getting help for yourself.

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walter said...

Stephen Cooper said... walter you know, you seem upset.
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Yeha, yeah.
I've been as charitable as I can be to you and your online persona.
There must be better ways to deal with whatever's on your mind.

Stephen Cooper said...

walter and dave duffy - sorry I deleted all my comments, you guys are great and I was just messing with you because I respect you.

That being said, I really do know what it feels like to almost bleed out and die while "serving in the military" - it is not something that anyone I have ever talked to about has ever really understood - and I really do know what it is like to spend 39 years without a pain free hour - but you guys are on the side of the angels, and it was fun to viciously argue with people I respect!!!!!

narciso said...

But you said war drove people crazy, was it seemingly the pointless missions the injuries or the rejection of the objective back home.

Stephen Cooper said...

walter - don't worry about me.

God loves me and so do dozens or hundreds of friends and relatives.

Stephen Cooper said...

narciso ---- it was simply this: when you fight for something you need to be right with God first.

If you are, nothing will harm you.

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Ty said...

My 2010 Subaru Forester's moonroof won't close.

Stephen Cooper said...

I have lived a limited life - a brush with death here, a few decades of pain there, and a more or less average life overall, if you leave out the fact that I almost died for my country - not many people do that, but I do not like to mention it because nobody wants to fucking hear it, because nobody likes to think there are people like me out there who have done more for their country than they have - well, all in all, a life full of nothing that anyone would notice ---- but I Pray to God every day for everybody who has been kind to me or who has been unkind to me.

Maybe I am stupid but I do not see much difference because I know how little it takes to turn an unkind person into a kind person.
A prayer here, a prayer there, a little hope for a selfish fool to look into the eyes of someone said fool cares about and to say to oneself:

wow this is a beautiful world.

Sad thing I had to spend decades and decades without a pain free hour to be able to write this way, 40 years ago I was not a good writer, now I am, if not a good writer, at least someone who says what he means,

Rob said...

I've seen the photographs of people honoring RBG's 86th birthday by planking. Am I the only one who thinks it looks a little too much like rigor mortis?

Yancey Ward said...

I read the entire manifesto of the Christchurch shooter. It is disturbingly lucid. I don't think you are dealing with a psychopath or even a sociopath- this man is a true believer and he will have followers. I think he has lit a fuse that will be hard to unlight.

walter said...

Rob,
No.
That's why I alluded to the Onion's dismay.
Meanwhile, Jeb! has interviewed with Axelrod to say "conservatism" would be served by Primarying Trump.
Good thinking Jeb!

mccullough said...

Maybe the Angel Gabriel dictated the Mainfesto to him.

cf said...

14th hour of 40 hours was very excellent. Buddhist Peace Prayer. My dear friend's Dzogchen master makes the best translation ever of Buddha's mind, perfect for a 40 minute sit, i am coming to it praising most high Radiant streaming Good for all. tweeted (@ertist) earlier going into this last hour (so this renegade prayer vigil is reporting itself randomly), but i think i better say it here, it started here.
some of the equivalents these stanzas assert will stop me with a gasp and it is chiropractic for my mind. dedicado a cada uno, perfect prospering peace.
http://www.dzogchenlineage.org/peace_prayer.html

Dave Duffy said...

Stephen. You have a lot of things on your mind. Hang in there buddy. I'm reading your posts.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

I was a student at UC Irvine in 1974 when a Steely Dan concert was announced. Admission, with my ASUCI card, would have been two dollars. But some friend of mine had scored a bag of weed and was planning a party that night, so I blew off Steely Dan. "I'll see them next time they go on tour," I said, and I did, but it was thirteen years later.

AllenS said...

David Begley said...
You Badgers were lucky to beat that Cornhusker team of walk-ons and intramural players.

I've followed the Badgers every year for a long time, and before the 1st game of this season, I said WHAT?! when I saw that they were ranked 5th. They are a team that you would not want to bet money on to win. Still, I'll watch every game that they play.

Sara D said...

buwaya

I have very much enjoyed reading your comments on the Althouse blog. I hope, despite all the eating you are planning to do when you get to Spain, you will still have time to post here. My dear departed husband's (chileno) favorite dessert was flan.
que te vaya bien Sr.

sodal ye said...

Yancey @12:21 nails it.

Stephen Cooper said...

thanks dave - to be fair they are comments not posts!

(and the key to understanding me - not that understanding me is a worthwhile endeavor - is NDE - the mix of arrogance and humility one gets afterwards - arrogance as a byproduct of the respect you have for everybody because for a few moments you thought of them as if they (everybody, that is, you have ever met in this world), including yourself, were your ancestors by thousands of years (that respect, conversely, leads to arrogance because of that feeling one gets - well at least I have to fight the temptation to feel it ---- you feel like some kind of ambassador from a better world for the rest of your life) ---- and humility as a byproduct from the humble lack of concern for the fact that you are often utterly unable to describe what you know about God (not from lack of faith from human lack of competence) (humility after thousands of failed attempts to correctly explain) .... well God loves us all (me less than most people, though, as time goes by I become more aware of that - but God loves each of us so much I can get used to being one of his least favorites).

Ty said...

...one of his least favorites)). // For my fellow programmers.

Ty said...

Also, the public library is closing in 10 minutes.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Weatherstripping can dry out after a time in intense sun. I know of no top dressing, but silicone lube can freshen it up.
Saw Cream first time they came through USA. Lotsa Brit Bands in the festival era. Ray Charles was on the night I saw him. Ringo Starr's All Star Band is always great fun. Stones 72 and Zip Code tours. Delbert McClinton is fantastic in intimate settings! Animals, Moby Grape, Chambers Brothers, Bowie, Moody Blues. I've been blessed.

Kevin said...

Might the ultimate 2019 Althouse post be a critical analysis of Beto’s poetry?

It certainly would check a lot of boxes.

Kevin said...

I’m so excited about the massive field of Democrats running this year!

There isn’t going to be the excuse in 2020 that the issues didn’t get a fair hearing, that the press was too neutral in its coverage, or that they could have won if they’d had the right person running.

Everyone is running. Every issue is on the table. Every choice is available.

If it still fails to resonate, they might as well nuke the party from orbit just to be sure.

Mr. Majestyk said...

Thanks to all who responded to my plea for help with my moonroof! I had to drive on the highway this morning with impartially opened. Surprisingly, it wasn't too windy and cold. Will try the suggested fixes after work. Good thing rain is not in the forecast here.

Jersey Fled said...

Hmmm ...

Seems like Chelsea Clinton is responsible for the Christchurch massacre.

Who knew?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6815797/Chelsea-Clinton-berated-Muslim-students-blame-New-Zealand-mosques-attack.html

fleg9bo said...

I was a student at UC Irvine in 1974

Just missed you.

--fleg9bo, UCI '70

P.S. Zot!

Michael K said...

this man is a true believer and he will have followers. I think he has lit a fuse that will be hard to unlight.

THat's why it is worrying that all four surrendered,. Nobody killed, No suicide.

Chicago Seven with machine guns,.