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At the Rattatz Café...

... go ahead and talk about whatever you like. I hope you get a glimpse of the Super Worm Moon. It's too overcast for us here at Meadhouse, but we did get a good look at this morning's moonset, so that almost counts.Please remember to use the Althouse Portal to Amazon when you're purchasing your various worldly goods. The portal link is always there in the sidebar.Thanks to all who've gotten into the swing of the new comments policy, which puts everything through moderation and has worked real...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Drawing, Moon, Rats, Ann Althouse, Meadhouse, the Althouse comments community

"'For men, the black turtleneck did it all. This garment was supposed to indicate the kind of freedom from sartorial convention demanded by deep thought...'"

"'... or pure creation (usually poetic)—with overtones, always carried by masculine black clothes,' fashion historian Anne Hollander wrote in her book Seeing Through Clothes. In spite of its long history, a backlash to the turtleneck followed [Elizabeth] Holmes’s explosive downfall. Will we think back to Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs when we think of the black turtleneck? Or will seeing Jennifer Lawrence scamming millions in the look forever taint it? As Vanessa Friedman wrote in the New York Tim...
Tags: Fashion, Jennifer Lawrence, Law, Steve Jobs, New York Times, Vanessa Friedman, Ashton Kutcher, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Esquire, Gordon Gekko, Ann Althouse, Michael Milken, Mitch Hedberg, Elizabeth -RSB- Holmes, Anne Hollander

Of spoons and forks and Birch Bayh and Amy Klobuchar.

From Ryan Lizza's interview with Democratic presidential candidate Peter Buttigieg (in Esquire):By the way we just got the word that senator Birch Bayh passed away. Did he have any impact on you growing up as a fellow Hoosier?He was already out of office by the time I came of age but we’d see him campaigning for other people around Indiana. He was famous for carrying a spoon in his suit pocket to be ready for stops at Dairy Queen. He had that kind of nice retail touch. But also —If only Amy Klob...
Tags: Law, Indiana, Amy Klobuchar, Lizzo, RYAN LIZZA, Ann Althouse, Pete Buttigieg, Peter Buttigieg, Birch Bayh, Eeeeeeewww

The existence of women still a fascinating oddity at NPR.

That's how the NPR front page looks this morning.That's either embarrassing or downright insulting to women. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Judges, Npr, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics

"Dear ABC, when you asked me back to once again bail out your sh*t, f**kin’, low-rated network, I did so with the same vigor I’ve always rocked..."

"... and I delivered you the highest ratings you’ve had in 10 fucking years. At the first sign of controversy, you killed me off with a drug overdose. But you know what, I ain’t dead, bitches."Said Roseanne Barr, quoted at HuffPo.ADDED: Click the link to watch the video. It was embedded before but seemed to be hanging up my browser so I got rid of it. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Abc, Censorship, Roseanne Barr, Roseanne, Ann Althouse

The perverse power of the Democrats rule that a candidate with 65,000 donors gets into the debates.

WaPo explains, noting that the obscure candidate John Delaney is offering to give $2 to charity if you give him $1. Delaney is wealthy and self-funded. So he can do something like that easily.The Democratic Party also set the fundraising threshold with the goal of expanding the early debate stage to include as many as 20 candidates, who will be randomly divided to appear on consecutive nights in a two-day June debate hosted by NBC and a two-day July meeting hosted by CNN.Using polling alone to f...
Tags: Nbc, Law, Cnn, Oprah Winfrey, John Delaney, Campaign Finance, Debates, Democratic Party, Delaney, Williamson, WaPo, Reparations, Marianne Williamson, Ann Althouse, Patricia Ewing, Marianne -RSB- Williamson

"Mexico has one gun shop. So why all the murders?"

Asks BBC.Short answer: It's the U.S.'s fault.New question: Can't Trump use this in his argument for his wall? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Murder, Crime, Guns, Law, Mexico, Bbc, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall

"My mum was chasing me and I started running. At first I could hear her but then I got lost... I leaned on a stone, started calling her, but she didn't hear me... I [started] walking towards a light that was very far away."

Said Benjamín Sánchez, a 5-year-old boy who was lost in the desert (in Argentina) for 24 hours, quoted in BBC.The decision to start "walking towards a light that was very far away" is interesting. A couple weeks ago, there was a story about 2 little girls who got lost in the forest in California who remembered and followed a survival rule they had been taught: Once you know you are lost, stay put. 1,000 people were looking for Sánchez, and the point at which he became lost was known, yet the sea...
Tags: Law, California, Bbc, Argentina, Survival, Sánchez, Ann Althouse, Charming Bad Logic, Benjamín Sánchez

At the Equinox Eve Café...

... all topics are equal. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse, Equinox Eve Café

"Only a few of the saddest, most destitute Albanians still wanted to emigrate to the States..."

"...  and that lonely number was further discouraged by a poster showing a plucky little otter in a sombrero trying to jump onto a crammed dinghy under the tagline 'The Boat Is Full, Amigo.' Inside an improvised security cage, an older man behind Plexiglas shouted at me incomprehensibly while I waved my passport at him.... A half-dozen of my fellow citizens were seated behind their chewed-up desks, mumbling lowly into their äppäräti. There was an earplug lying slug-dead on an empty chair, and a ...
Tags: Law, America, United States, States, Leonard, Gary Shteyngart, Ann Althouse, Mellencamp, John Cougar Mellencamp, Lenny Abramov, Pink Houses Ai, American Restoration Authority, Jeffrey Otter, Lenny What

"Engaged protesters were not able to block the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, but they did render both toxically unpopular."

"The resistance spurred an unprecedented level of interest in special elections, swinging seats across the country, and powered Democrats to sweeping wins in the 2018 midterms. And then it stopped... The resistance has demobilized.... A swirl of controversy about anti-Semitism and ties to Louis Farrakhan cast a shadow on key leaders of the official Women’s March organization in the months leading up to the third annual march.... [T]he controversies depressed turnout. Nancy Pelosi took over as sp...
Tags: Protest, Supreme Court, Law, House, Nancy Pelosi, Vox, Trump, Democratic Party, Matt Yglesias, Yglesias, Louis Farrakhan, Ann Althouse, Brett Kavanaugh, Democratic Party in Trumpland

"20 years ago, if you saw something on TV that offended you and you wanted to let someone know, you would’ve had to get a pen and paper and write, 'Dear BBC, I’m bothered.'"

"But you didn’t do it because it was too much trouble. Now with Twitter, you can just go, 'Fuck you!' to a comedian who’s offended you. Then a journalist will see that and say, 'So-and-so said a thing and people are furious.' No. The rest of us don’t give a fuck and wouldn’t have heard about it if it hadn’t been made a headline. Everything is exaggerated. But everything’s also an illusion. No one would talk to you in the street like they do on Twitter. They’d never come up and say, 'Your article...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Etiquette, Bbc, Conversation, Ricky Gervais, Irony, Nuance, Normal, Ann Althouse, Insults, Dirty Words

Can you do this fitness test (which supposedly indicates longevity)?

After the jump (because it autoplays): [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Health, Law, Ann Althouse

Reusing the soap.

At Facebook this morning:John (quoting from "Hilton is recycling used bars of hotel soap to save the planet" (CNN)): "Hilton Hotels ... announced Monday that it will collect used bars of soap from guest rooms across its hotels and recycle them into 1 million new bars of soap by October 15, which is Global Handwashing Day."Me: Gross! "Crushed, sanitized and cut into new soap bars." So the pubic hairs and whatnot are in there, but it's okay, they're sanitized.John (quoting from "Friends"): "Soap i...
Tags: Cleaning, Facebook, Law, Friends, Cnn, Hilton, Environmentalism, John, Hilton Hotels, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse

"The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the federal government can detain immigrants indefinitely for past crimes, even if they have been previously released."

"In a 5-4 decision that fell along ideological lines, the high court reversed lower court rulings that found immigrants could only be subject to mandatory detention without a bond hearing if they were detained promptly upon their release from custody."Politico reports. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration

"Who Still Buys Wite-Out, and Why?"

They're asking the rite question at The Atlantic.But correction fluids are not only surviving—they appear to be thriving, with Wite-Out sales climbing nearly 10 percent in 2017, according to the most recent public numbers. It’s a mystery of the digital age....Yeah, Mike Nesmith's mother... Liquid Paper... We needn't go back into that history. I'll just say Wite-Out is to Liquid Paper as Oreo is to Hydrox. Back to the question at hand: Why are people still buying a lot of correction fluid?Even as...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, Law, Atlantic, Drawing, Handwriting, Cookie, NPD, Bic, Mike Nesmith, Ann Althouse, David A Graham, Tia Frapolli

"Beto O’Rourke’s Presidential Platform Is Actually a Restaurant Countertop/Dude, people need to eat food off of those!"

Headline at Eater.The phenomenon has even spawned its own parody Twitter account, Beto Standing On Counters, with the tagline “Standing on Counters and other assorted furniture til ‘20.”It's viral. Example:Beto vs. the dog I took care of this weekend— Isaac Saul (@Ike_Saul) March 18, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, BETO, Ann Althouse, Beto O'Rourke

Food writer Mark Bittman "has bounced around since leaving The Times."

"He spent less than a year at Purple Carrot, a vegan meal-kit start-up. He wrote a column for New York Magazine and Grub Street. He started a newsletter. He posted recipes on his personal website. All along, he said, he had the idea of creating his own publication.... Salty, which is making its debut on Tuesday, will comprise recipes, stories related to food and more. 'There’s a large part of me that wants people to be interested in food agriculture, or policy, or kids, or immigrants, or race,' ...
Tags: Food, Law, Restaurants, New York Times, Nyt, Times, New York Magazine, Jim Crow, Black, Cornell University, Charlotte, Ritz Carlton, Mark Bittman, William Barber, Purdue University, Michael Lynn

The Bernie-Beto-Biden triad has 70% of the Democratic primary vote.

According to . It's Biden 35, Sanders 27, O'Rourke 8. Biden, the one who's not yet declared, is up 4 points since last week. Beto is up 1. Kamala Harris is down 2, to 8%.Why is the triad doing so well? Why hasn't Harris gotten traction? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Biden, BETO, Kamala Harris, Polls, Sanders, HARRIS, Rourke, Ann Althouse, the Bernie-Beto-Biden triad, Bernie Beto Biden

"He is a terrorist. He is a criminal. He is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless. And to others, I implore you..."

"... speak the names of those who were lost, rather than name of the man who took them. He may have sought notoriety, but we in New Zealand will give him nothing. Not even his name."Said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, quote in "New Zealand Is Loath to Use Suspect’s Name to Avoid Amplifying His Cause" (NYT). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Murder, Law, New Zealand, Names, Said, Unsaid Things, Ann Althouse, Jacinda Ardern

At the Quiet Mouse Café...

... you can talk about anything you want.But under the new comments policy, you'll have to wait at least a few minutes before you'll see your comment, and if you're abusive or terribly boring, you won't see it at all.ADDED: "if you're abusive or terribly boring, you won't see it at all" — a decision not to publish your comment doesn't mean that you're necessarily either "abusive or terribly boring." Those are just 2 things that will result in nonpublication. There are some other things too, but ...
Tags: Law, Mouse, Drawing, Ann Althouse

"The Fake News Media..."

The Fake News Media is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand. They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Terrorism, New Zealand, Donald J Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, Fake News Media

Andrew Yang (the Democratic presidential candidate) talks about "normal" so much....

... it reminds my son John of that fake police officer played by Peter Sellers in Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita":I said to myself when I saw you — I said, "That's a guy with the most normal-looking face I ever saw in my life!" . . . It's great to see a normal face, because I'm a normal guy. It'd be great for two normal guys like us to get together and talk about world events — you know, in a normal sort of way....At the link: the "Lolita" clip and Yang's "normal" quotes. [Author: [email protected]
Tags: Law, Stanley Kubrick, John, Kubrick, Normal, Yang, Peter Sellers, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse, Andrew Yang

Of all the Beatles songs, which one is most streamed in digital media?

I heard the answer on the car radio today (on the Beatles channel), and it was surprising, but you can work out the logic of it, once you know. I wonder if you can guess without looking it up. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Beatles, Ann Althouse

60% of what Joe Rogan eats is meat from elk that he hunts with a bow.

Let me put you somewhere just after the 2-hour mark in his conversation with David Lee Roth:"I'd seen a bunch of factory farming video, and I was like, okay, I'm either going to become a vegetarian or I'm going to become a hunter.... And so, I became a hunter. First of all, the nutrition that you get from wild game.... You just feel better. It feels amazing. Yeah, it's so nutrient-dense, and it's red and rich, and so what? You're eating an athlete. You're eating a wild athlete that's running awa...
Tags: Meat, Law, Joe Rogan, David Lee Roth, Ann Althouse

"Even just showing a smidgen of frustration or irritation was considered weak and childlike...."

"For instance, one time someone knocked a boiling pot of tea across the igloo, damaging the ice floor. No one changed their expression. 'Too bad,' the offender said calmly and went to refill the teapot. In another instance, a fishing line — which had taken days to braid — immediately broke on the first use. No one flinched in anger. 'Sew it together,' someone said quietly.... Traditional Inuit parenting is incredibly nurturing and tender.... The culture views scolding — or even speaking to child...
Tags: Psychology, Education, Children, Law, Native Americans, Inuit, Ann Althouse

Thanks for adapting to the new comments policy!

It's working out great from my perspective.If you don't know what I'm talking about, here's where I hammered it out last night. I gave 4 reasons for the change, and I am already seeing 4 corresponding aspects of improvement. Thanks for adapting, and I hope you enjoy the benefits and accept the slight lag time.There's new text above the comment composition window that explains — in case you don't already know — that all comments go through moderation now. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althous...
Tags: Law, Blogging, Ann Althouse, Blog Commenting, the Althouse comments community

"You probably want to know how much weight you’re going to lose when we remove the cyst; women always want to know."

Said the surgeon to Pagan Kennedy, who had "an ovarian cyst the size of a grapefruit that, doctors warned me, could at any time rupture and fill my abdomen with blood and pus." He also said — about the value of a complete hysterectomy — "You don’t have to get the procedure right away... You could wait. That would give you time to complete your family." She didn't like that either. The doctor quotes appear in "Why You Want to Eat This Baby Up: It’s Science/Researchers are beginning to ask why som...
Tags: Babies, Birth Control, Children, Evolution, Love, Pagan Kennedy, Population, Pregnancy, Psychology, Surgery

Things I didn't immediately see as typos: "claim your office poo."

I'm reading the WaPo piece "NCAA tournament cheat sheet: Bracket tips, upsets and more," and there's this:I seriously accepted the notion that "poo" was an apt term for a pot of money.I've read the Bible....A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous....And I've read Norman O. Brown....Let's dance... [Author: nor...
Tags: Law, Metaphor, Bible, Basketball, Ncaa, Sex Pistols, WaPo, TYPO, Ann Althouse, Excrement

"Questions like 'Should Northam resign?' or 'Is the wall racist?' divide voters today by ideology far more than race."

"'White' is a description of a person’s race, whereas feelings about whether whites are privileged or whether diversity makes the country stronger are part of a person’s racial ideology. Liberal whites — not minorities — are setting the tone on these issues. Since 2012, white liberals have moved considerably left on questions related to race, reflecting both a campus- and online-driven cultural awakening that has accelerated in response to Mr. Trump."From "Americans Are Divided by Their Views on...
Tags: Hope, Law, Obama, Posters, Racists, Kaufman, Northam, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Right-wing Ideology, Left-wing Ideology, Obama the mood elevator, Trump's wall, Eric Kaufmann, Gov. Northam

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