January 25, 2022

Coffee time!

@kjetilkrogstad Coffee time! ☕️ #coffeetime #dancingguy ♬ Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

59 comments:

Gerda Sprinchorn said...

Now do it in 18 inches of mud.

rcocean said...

I've gotten addicted to drinking coffee during my AM walk. Now, I'm trying to break that habit because it creates some obvious problems. Now, I planning to walk BEFORE I drink my coffee, but damn I need that caffine fix.

What's emanating from your penumbra said...

Rewind to the beginning and look at the snow. I wonder how many takes it took.

gilbar said...

i'm going to be perking up some coffee as soon as i finish this post
BUT! since a "cafe" is Where you drink coffee, i'll Assume that THIS is a cafe

how about That Jo Biden?
I mean, there's been some glitches, But at least the stock market is booming!
He sure f*cked up Afghanistan, But at least the stock market is booming!
And Covid? Yeah, he's KILLED MORE PEOPLE than Trump, But at least the stock market is booming!
His "reunite american sure has divided us, But at least the stock market is booming!
His family dealings are coming out, But at least the stock market is booming!
We are entering into wars with both russia And china But at least the stock market is booming!
Just about Everything he's touched is f*cked up, But at least the stock market is booming!

Concerns about the Fed have driven investors out of stocks and stoked worries that the popular trade of buying small dips in the market was growing weaker, potentially removing one source of support for the stock market. Monday’s comeback showed that many investors were quick to pounce on beaten-down stocks, though much of that enthusiasm appeared to fade by early Tuesday.

rehajm said...

Now, like the original, do the nudie one…

Shrinkage.

farmgirl said...

He’s so smooth he doesn’t spill a drop! It’s a fun watch:0)

Big Mike said...

Way back in the day I had a software engineer working for me who made his morning coffee with an extra scoop of coffee and pre-caffeinated water. I think that guy shared his coffee with this guy.

RideSpaceMountain said...

There is nothing in that cup. #coffeefake, #dancinggay.

Mark said...

Pajama Boy's cousin?

Narr said...

Mmmmm, coffee. I'm on my second insulated cupful. The first, as always, I took with me on my morning constitutional. Usually I have pooch with me, but as he gets older his first walk of the day is getting later, especially in the winter.

There is definitely a tradeoff between taking on the fluid and range from a facility, but I carry either hot coffee or ice water all day regardless of season. But recaffeination is an essential part of my morning and has been for 50 years. Food I have skipped, but never that life-affirming, life-enhancing java.

I wonder if the Ukrainians have stockpiled enough coffee.

bentoak said...

That’s me drinking my cherry coffee in the morning. But without the snow, the trees, the suit, the music, and the dancing.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

I like it. I like that there is indication in the snow that he practiced first.
Good job!

Gerda Sprinchorn said...

Caffeine is kind of scary. Such a joyous rush. Every day. Doesn't seem to be a tolerance build up (or not a large one anyway). And seems to be pretty much harmless.

tim maguire said...

I don't get it.

Drago said...

For your edification, here's a link to ANOTHER Althouse and Meade who are doing something similar to the rhetorical defumigation that our Althouse and Meade perform:

https://www.althouseandmeade.com/

Biological and Environmental Services

Gerda Sprinchorn said...

Concerns about the Fed have driven investors out of stocks

No, investors haven't been driven out of stocks. The idea doesn't even make any sense. There are the same number of shares owned by investors today as there were yesterday (ignoring stock issuance and retirements). Every sale of stock is matched by an equal and opposite purchase of stock, so the number of shares owned by investors is mathematically unchanged by each and every stock transaction. It makes exactly as much sense (i.e., none) to say that "investors have been driven INTO stocks by concerns about the Fed" because investors purchased every share that was sold.

If investors were actually "driven out of stocks", there would be shares lying around with no owners. That doesn't happen. The idea is so silly it doesn't even rise to the level of being wrong.

Robert Roy said...

Sorry Mr. Coffe Man, but this will never, ever compete with Weird Al's "Word Crimes" version, one of the greatest song parodies of all time.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

I see that he didn’t risk ruining his dress shoes.

Lem said...

New covid variant detected…

https://cbs12.com/news/local/new-covid-variant-detected-in-at-least-40-different-countries

traditionalguy said...

Remembering the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series set in Sweden, all they had to do was have coffee together. Coffee is the Swedish version of midwesterners sharing Beers.

Howard said...

My coffee hack to make inexpensive rich non-bitter coffee:. Buy a big bag of pre-ground "Donut Shop Coffee" at ~$3.40/#. Add 2-cups of coffee grounds to a 1-gallon juice pitcher. Boil 1.5-litres of water in a stainless electrical kettle, add to the grounds and stir for a half minute. Let set on counter for one half hour. Stir again to ensure all grounds sink. Fill the rest of the pitcher with room temperature water and place in fridge overnight. Simply decant and drink cold or heat in the microwave 1.5-minutes per cup.

NB: if you don't boil the water, the grounds don't sink and the brew isn't as full bodied.

BG said...

I had a coffee every morning at work before I retired...until acid-reflux/GERD kicked in. Now I have a coffee only on Saturday mornings, mixed half and half of decaf and a rich, bold regular. It has become a real treat. Because of my knees, I don't dance while drinking it. I do, however, go, "Mmmmmm!"

I just recovered from Omicron a couple of weeks ago. I had had the J&J "vaccine" in April, 2021. Yay! Super immunity!

rcocean said...

Thats a great coffee recipe. My fav is using a french press. Heat water to 200 degrees, use coarsely ground coffee, let sit in Press for 5 minutes. Always has a rich, mild flavor.

The Vault Dweller said...

Given the pervasiveness of TikTok now, I'm always surprised that Vines crashed as hard as it did. It was essentially the same format of short videos.

Narr said...

Damn, Howard. That doesn't sound like a coffee hack, it sounds like a workout routine.

But to each his own, and the important thing is mmmmm, coffee.

Christopher B said...

Yes, "driven out of stocks" is something of a term of art that does not mean there are literally ownerless shares. Since most investors buy stocks with the anticipation of price appreciation, the day to day decision to continue holding a stock is based on the present value of future price appreciation relative to the present value of the same investment in other financial instruments. Investors are "driven out of stocks", especially those that perform inversely to interest rates, when the Fed signals that bond and other interest rates are going to rise, leading to some investors to liquidate their stock positions in favor of moving to investments promising performance that better meets their expectations. Since investors looking to buy stocks are making similar present value calculations but now with the anticipation of slower price appreciation, this sets up a somewhat circular pattern of stock prices being driven lower and lower because buyers offer lower bids, and sellers start cashing out at whatever price a buyer is willing to offer.

If you're giving yourself investment advice, I'd seek a second opinion.

gilbar said...

Howard said...
My coffee hack to make inexpensive rich non-bitter coffee:..blah blah details blah blah
I'm NOT saying that won't work; i'm saying it's too complicated for me to stay awake reading

Gilbar's coffee hack to make inexpensive rich non-bitter coffee...
Put Delicious Whole Milk (and Sugar* (and a spoonful of Nestlee's quick) into your coffee
mmmmm!

Sugar* did you know? That the Archie's Sugar,Sugar was the 1969 US number-one single of the year?

Humperdink said...

Scratching my head as to what constitutes "donut shop coffee". I usually see house, bold and donut shop as the choices. Is it donut shop glazed? My preferred choice is half house/ half bold.

Pianoman said...

I'll take TEA any day.

TEA!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxtRGEVsSOc

Warning: NSFW

Howard said...

It takes five minutes of effort and provides three days of caffeine for me and the Shield Maiden.

Donut Shop Coffee is a local masshole brand they sell at the Big Y supermerchado

gilbar said...

Remember! This stuff is NOT happening (except, that it IS)
California mom alleges school district pushed daughter to become a boy, concealed efforts like pronoun changes

Put THAT in your cup and drink it!

madAsHell said...

He's WAAAAAYYYY to good at dancing.

Mark said...

OSHA is on too much caffeine.

Today OSHA withdrew the emergency vaccine mandate standard.

Today OSHA also announced that it is CONTINUING to pursue the mandate as a regular final rule.

This after the Supreme Court told them that OSHA does not have the authority to issue ANY kind of COVID vaccine mandate.

Quaestor said...

Exceptionally dumb. But it's TikTok and therefor exceptionally dumb by definition.

The joke is a well-dressed young man is dancing in the snow, oblivious of the weather. However, to carry this off with artistic integrity he should behave and dress obliviously. But he doesn't, he's wearing snow boots, which are exceptionally dumb in context.

Imagine the Ballet Rousse girls wearing traditional satin pointe shoes rather than those cross-gartered Medieval mukluks in "The Rite of Spring", or Gene Kelly dancing joyously in galoshes.

RMc said...

You do realize TikTok is an arm of the Chinese Communists, right?

And, yes, I'm going to remind you of this every time you put up another nauseating TikTok.

Rollo said...

Wacky Norwegian dancer has a lot of talent and energy and great music, plus he taps into all the mandatory gender questions that make us so uncomfortable nowadays.

Robin Thicke: Could a straight White male have his kind of success in today's music world, even with a celebrity father, a Black wife, and the necessary sleaziness?

Rollo said...

Having some trouble trying to figure out if that guy is Prime Minister of Norway or a sex club owner. He's probably neither, but it's a small country: everybody is related and everybody looks alike.

Cassandroid said...

The video is amusing. This makes me wonder: is "amusing" categorically different from funny, or are they on some sort of hedonic continuum?

Gospace said...

Coffee. Smells great. Can't stand the taste. Slightly better than beer- don't like the smell nor taste.

21 years in the Navy and don't drink either. Makes me a statistical outlier.

farmgirl said...

K- cups.
Green Mountain Dark Magic. 3 is a magic #…
When I have coffee w/my best friend- she dumps 1/2 a cup out and refills w/hot h2o!!
I ask you! Have u ever heard of such a thing!!?
So, now she gets my husband’s weaker Nantucket Blend… Nantucket Blech.

Freeman Hunt said...

How sad for people born before coffee.

farmgirl said...

Yea: Rip it/Dip it/Sip it! That’s funny-

Reading a book on WW2, if felt very saddened by the deprivation endured- it wasn’t a history book, but it detailed life then. I drink coffee differently since that book.

Narr said...

950PMCDT, and no post from Prof since 9AM.

I'll take the hint and wish everyone a pleasant and peaceful evening and night.

(My first coffee is only ten or eleven hours away. Mmmmm, coffee.)

iowan2 said...

My coffee hack to make inexpensive rich non-bitter coffee:

Our SIL put us on to cold brew coffee. You can buy the kit on amazon. 2qt mason jar, with a lid. A stainless steel super fine strainer fits in the mason jar. Goes almost to the bottom. fill the strainer about 2/3 full of course grind beans. I also bought a bur coffee grinder with adjustable grind settings.
Your all set. Put the tea kettle on in the morning, about a 1/4 cup of concentrate add hot water to fill your cup, and a non bitter cup of Joe. Adjust the amount of concentrate to your liking.
I bought a second mason jar a and lid, so I always have a full one brewing for a couple of days.

Freeman Hunt said...

I don't do a lot of dancing around, but inside this is exactly how I feel about the first cup of coffee in the morning.

MyAdvise said...

I drink coffee☕ while reading :-Robert Downey paid $50mn for Avengers:Endgame and other

farmgirl said...

Almost done my 1st coffee, Narr.
I’ll be out the door to do my chores: it’s zero out there.

Michael McNeil said...

950PMCDT, and no post from Prof since 9AM.

You're on daylight time already?

tcrosse said...

Wordle must be reading this blog.

farmgirl said...

-10F:0/

gilbar said...

farmgirl said...
-10F:0/


i wish! it's 19 here in northeast iowa right now.... That's 19 Below

farmgirl said...

Let’s hope this cold kills all the bad things harboring in the soils &air! I was told it will kill ticks and live on deer and moose- and I’m praying it kills Japanese beetle larvae or however they end up surviving. If it does that- isn’t it worth it?

And since we can’t do anything about it/ does it matter lol?

Bilwick said...

I'm going to play that song each time I have a coffee enema. Hotcha!

J. D. Canals said...

His parents must be SOOOOO PROUD!

J. D. Canals said...

His parents must be SOOOOO PROUD!

Beaneater said...

tcrosse said...
Wordle must be reading this blog.


Ha ha, I thought the same thing!

Narr said...

No, Michael, I'm on Central Doofus Time apparently.

My wife (who I have converted to coffee for some of her hot slurpage--she prefers tea and adds cream/milk sugar/sweetener [sometimes Scotch] to everything) and I just make a pot and a half of coffee every day in the Krups 12-cup.

And if I run errands I have a number of regular quick-stop places on my circuit--Exxon or Mapco usually--where my regularity gets me cheap coffee refills. Often enough, the nice folks just wave off my proffered dollar. (This is the South after all.)

It'll 'only' get up to the 30s today. ("")

Bilwick said...

I've always found it interesting that during the siege of the Alamo, when the volunteers from the town of Goliad braved their way through the Mexican lines to re-enforce the Texian garrison, they made sure to bring their fellow Texians more coffee. Now that I'm addicted to my morning "cuppa," I understand that the people from Goliad understood the importance of coffee. (Of course, they all got slaughtered anyway.)

Narr said...

Coffee, tea, tobacco, and sugar became the luxury drugs of choice in the Western world by 1800, and they still constitute a large portion of consumer consumption. In the ACWABAWS Confeds were reduced to chickory and acorn coffee, and sometimes traded tobacco with Yankees for some of the real thing.

Coffee was part of the standard US soldier's ration, issued along with bread or hardtack and salt meat.