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"With a gun against my belly, I always smile."

Linked by Meade in the comments to "An affected or simpering smile; a silly, conceited, smiling look," which is a post about the criticism of the smile — the "smirk" — on the face of the Covington Catholic schoolboy Nick Sandmann. Sandmann is smiling, but it's not a natural, happy smile, because — as he wrote in his statement — he was anxious and trying to express that he "was not going to become angry, intimidated or be provoked into a larger confrontation." So that's just about exactly the the...
Tags: Movies, Law, Bob Dylan, Heaven, Charlie Chaplin, Nat King Cole, Judas Priest, Smiling, Cooper, Dylan, Chaplin, Meade, Gary Cooper, Ann Althouse, Frankie Lee, Covington Catholic

The man in the middle.

"It was an aggressive display of physicality. They were rambunctious and trying to instigate a conflict. We were wondering where their chaperones were. He was really trying to defuse the situation."Said Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney with the Lakota People’s Law Project, quoted in "'It was getting ugly': Native American drummer speaks on the MAGA-hat-wearing teens who surrounded him" (WaPo).I am touched by the charity of "They were rambunctious." But I'm only guessing at what the video sounds like...
Tags: Law, Senate, Metaphor, Teenagers, Mouse, Ted Cruz, Ayn Rand, Wisconsin, Native Americans, Rats, Blood, Hats, Green Eggs, Meade, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics

To remember something, draw it

Drawing something that you want to remember is more effective than using other memory techniques For older people with dementia or Alzheimer's, drawing stores memories in still-intact regions of the brain Even if you're terrible at drawing, it's the neurological underpinnings that make it worth a try It seems everyone wishes they had a better memory than they do. From simple herbs like ginkgo biloba to weird mnemonic systems — a friend of mine, for some unknowable reason, remembers my name wit...
Tags: Art, Learning, Memory, Neuroscience, Hack, Brain, Drawing, Innovation, Fernandes, UW, Meade, Alzheimer’s, Jeffrey Wammes, Memory trick, University of Waterloo UW, Melissa E Meade

The Althouse Bloggaversary: Today marks 15 years of blogging (and without a single missed day).

I'm delighted to be still here, a blogger on Planet Earth, where I wake up every day able and genuinely excited to write a few more sentences. It's a strange way of life, but it's what I do.Thanks to all of you who stop by to read and to get whatever value you might find here, including the chance to write a few sentences of your own.And thanks especially to Meade, who's been with me 2/3 of the way through these 15 years. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Blogging, Planet Earth, Meade, Ann Althouse, Annual Nonsense, the Althouse comments community

"The risky white male hypothesis!" — I say out loud as I'm writing the last post.

"Did you see the video I just sent you?" is Meade's response. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ice, Surfers, Meade, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade

Short Fiction Meade, L T and Eustace, Robert: The Brotherhood of the Seven Kings (1898); v2

Already in the epub library, but not here in the Kindle library. This is based on the one uploaded by crutledge seven years ago, but with an original cover. Mme Koluchy is a potent female "Moriarty", outwitting the law and running rings around amateur pursuers until the final denoument. Original a ten-part serial in the Strand Magazine, this can be read as a series of short stories, or as an episodic novel. 1: At The Edge Of The Crater 2: The Winged Assassin 3: The Swing Of The Pendulum 4: ...
Tags: Books, Kindle, Kindle Books, Moriarty, Meade, Strand Magazine, Mme Koluchy, Brotherhood of the Seven Ki L T Meade, KB The Brotherhood of the Seven Ki L T Meade, Eustace Robert


I'm reading "The Worst Things Men Do While Traveling, According to Women/These ticks are why you can’t stop fighting on vacation." I'm reading it because Meade sent it to me and because I'm curious if there are real, blood-sucking ticks or if it's a way to refer to "ticking" off items on that list of "worst things." Or do they mean "tics"?! Oh, man, one of the worst things men do while traveling (and while not traveling) is misuse language.I've already read articles on this subject and I know th...
Tags: Travel, Law, Relationships, Spelling, Meade, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Misreadings

"There's Swedish death cleaning and there's Finnish forest raking."

Said Meade, as I was reading "Trump Says Finland Prevents Wildfires by 'Raking' Forests. Finland Isn't Sure What He's Talking About" (Fortune).“You’ve got to take care of the floors. You know the floors of the forests, it’s very important,” Trump said amid the ruins of the town of Paradise, which was entirely razed by the Camp Fire. He added that President Sauli Niinisto of the “forest nation” of Finland told him “they spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things, and they don’t h...
Tags: Law, California, Washington Post, White House, Trees, Fire, Finland, Lewis Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg, Trump, WaPo, McLeod, Sauli Niinisto, Meade, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric

I was the 700-and-somethingst voter at my polling place, just before noon.

I walked right up to the A-L table, and no one was in front of me or behind me. We were in and out of there in no time.It wasn't raining then, but it had been raining earlier. Rain averse people might be shying away. Who knows?I was surprised to see there was a referendum on legalizing marijuana, so I just voted yes. I used to be against it, but I changed my mind for 2 reasons: 1. We're past the tipping point where too much is partly legal, and I don't like the confusion, and 2. I decided back ...
Tags: Voting, Law, Marijuana, Henrik Ibsen, Lyndon Johnson, Ibsen, LBJ, Meade, Tony Evers, Ann Althouse, I'm for Boring, Tony EversBut, Tommy Thompson Wisconsin

Abstention is a valid choice.

In a comments thread earlier this morning, richlb said:Anne [sic] - I've tried to search and find your post from a few elections ago where you make an argument about NOT voting. I can't seem to locate it. On this election day, any chance to rerun it, or reference it?In the comments, Meade located a post of mine from June 2012, "We're sending this mailing to you and your neighbors to publicize who does and does not vote":This is an effort to shame and pressure people about voting, and it is truly...
Tags: Voting, Law, Obama, American Idol, Jeb Bush, Hillary, Dan Balz, Peggy Noonan, Democratic Party, Don, Anne, WaPo, Meade, Hillary 2016, Ann Althouse, Balz

HBO Hires Intimacy Coordinators to Oversee Sex Scenes in All of Its Productions

Systemic problems in Hollywood can be so widespread that they feel too big to overcome. But sometimes, change can be sparked by just one person speaking up. The Deuce actress Emily Meade has inspired HBO to hire intimacy coordinators on all of its productions to serve as an intermediary between the actors, directors, producers, and crew during intimate scenes and ensure a safe and protected working environment. Previously, actors could often be left to their own devices while filming sex scenes...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Sex, Rolling Stone, Damon Lindelof, Lori, Jett, Meade, Business and Industry News, Emily Meade, Alicia Rodis, Rodis

Who was holding the chainsaw?

"Tennessee father run over by lawn mower after trying to attack son with chainsaw."A miswritten Daily New headline. The father was wielding the chainsaw, attempting (allegedly) to murder his son. The headline makes it sound as though the son had the chainsaw and the lawnmower was a free agent. In fact, the son had the lawnmower and used it in (alleged) self-defense.Since the father is the one with the injuries, how do they know which one was the attacker?What would you choose if forced to fight ...
Tags: Headlines, Murder, Law, Tennessee, Meade, Ann Althouse, Misreadings

San Diego spots to check out on Halloween

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Halloween is just as much about the labor of decorating homes for trick-or-treaters than it is about getting free candy.Some homes go all out, with haunted houses and elaborately designed porches to welcome neighbors for the holiday — if they dare.If you're unable to get out to a local Halloween event, like Del Mar's Scream Zone or The Haunted Trail in Balboa Park, a trip around town for local decorations is a great alternative.Here are more areas to take the kids out ...
Tags: Maryland, San Diego, Lincoln, San Marcos, San Diegans, Balboa Park, Meade, College Area, Exploring San Diego, Del Mar s Scream Zone, Maryland Street San Diego, Maryland Street, Joan Court San DiegoThe Great Pumpkin, CarlsbadCarlsbad, Bressi Ranch, Shadow Hills Drive San MarcosEvery Halloween

At the First Frost Café...

... you can warm up inside.It's going down to 29° tonight — and it was almost 80° a couple days ago — so it was the day Meade dragged the big avocado tree inside. He dismantled all the ferns too. It looks so empty out there now! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Meade, Ann Althouse, Interior Decoration, First Frost Café

"Physical assault definitely violates most society's [sic] idea of a moral order, which perhaps explains why aggression plays some kind of role in most humor."

"Freud theorized that humor serves as a way to dissipate sexual or aggressive tension in a socially acceptable way. Thomas Hobbes argues in the Leviathan that laughter arises from feeling superior, and that it's an extension of a feeling of 'sudden glory' arising from recognizing someone else's comparative defect or weakness.... The brain gets its wires crossed when confronted by someone else getting hurt. As a pain-filled situation unfolds, a witness doesn't experience the negative emotional va...
Tags: Psychology, Comedy, Law, Sex, Homosexuality, Snl, Testicles, The Simpsons, Freud, Homer Simpson, Chuck Schumer, Joe Manchin, Hobbes, Meade, Thomas Hobbes, Ann Althouse

Michael Meade: Finding your Genius

by Dennis Crouch Michael Meade is a fascinating story teller and mythologist as well as author of the 2016 book The Genius Myth.  In the book, Meade recognizes that there is no single heroic act or idea that is going to save humanity or even set us on the ‘right’ trajectory.  Rather, Meade sees genius as a potential aspect of every person — and that distributed innovation and creation is going to be necessary for any true improvements in our global existence.  He writes: The question becomes not...
Tags: Law, US, Patent, Meade, Michael Meade, Dennis Crouch Michael Meade

TIME stumbles onto the wrong side of the political current.

On the newsstand right now (as photographed by Meade in a drugstore today): [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Beer, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade

Ambiguity of the day (from GQ): "If your friend says she wants to cut off every dick in a five mile radius, let her!"

The article, by Marian Bull, is "How to Talk to the Women in Your Life Right Now," and by "right now," she means:There's quite possibly a lot of good advice there. But what made me select this — out of everything — to blog was the absurd, grisly second meaning of "If your friend says she wants to cut off every dick in a five mile radius, let her!"ADDED: I'm reminded of a poster I saw in Amsterdam back in 1993. I made a drawing — previously, blogged here — in my "Amsterdam Notebooks": "PUBLIC CA...
Tags: Law, Relationships, Conversation, Language, Rape, Amsterdam, Kansas City, Sexual Harassment, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Kavanaugh, Meade, Ann Althouse, Misreadings, Marian Bull

"Will Florida’s Ex-Felons Finally Regain the Right to Vote?"

The question in the title of this post is the headline of this New York Times magazine article, which is worth reading in full.  Here is a taste: In 2015, [Neil] Volz happened on a meeting at Florida Gulf Coast University, where a small group of students and community activists were listening to an African-American law-school graduate named Desmond Meade. He was talking about his years-long crusade to restore voting rights to people who had committed felonies, as he had. The issue affected Volz...
Tags: Florida, Law, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Donald Trump, Volz, Meade, Florida Gulf Coast University, Douglas A Berman, Desmond Meade He, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

The Future Of 1.4 Million Floridians With Felony Convictions Is On The Ballot In November

Made possible by O RLANDO, Florida — Desmond Meade doesn’t want to talk about Florida Governor Rick Scott. Nor does he want to talk about partisan politics or racial sentencing disparities. Most of all, he doesn’t want to talk about himself. That might seem odd for the head of a group devoted to restoring the franchise to 1.4 million Floridians with felony convictions , whose voting rights are automatically stripped under a Scott administration policy. But that’s the Florida R...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Alabama, America, Atlanta, Walmart, Features, Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, Ford

What American gender politics has done to my mind.

I wanted to read Maureen Dowd's new column, "Sick to Your Stomach? #MeToo" (NYT). It begins:Somewhere in the dim recesses of my mind, I can recall a time when the sight of that white dome thrilled me. As a teenager, working for a New York congressman, I felt privileged to walk the same marble corridors where some of America’s most revered leaders had walked.I swear that when I read that, I thought the "white dome" was the bald head of the white man she was working for. I don't know how many more...
Tags: New York, Law, America, Denis, Saints, Grateful Dead, Capitol, Maureen Dowd, Meade, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Althouse + Meade

Are they going to say "time's up" suddenly in 7 minutes when the deadline hits?

ADDED, 2 minutes after the hour: No word yet.Meade is watching MSNBC right next to me, and the people on that channel are freaking out, while nothing is happening.ME: "Why do you watch MSNBC?"MEADE: "Because they're the most extreme." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Msnbc, Kavanaugh, Meade, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade

'It sounded like you said 'robot waffles.'"

Me, responding to Meade, who re-articulated: "'Robot brothels.' They're 'dehumanizing and dangerous.'"Me, looking for the link to whatever he's reading: "Are you really reading 'dehumanizing and dangerous'?" Because I was Googling that phrase and not finding the article. Suddenly: "Oh! It's in a British paper!"The headline in The Sun: "BAD BOTS Sex robots BACKLASH as brothel workers reveal fury over ‘dehumanising and dangerous’ droids."Me, looking at the photograph and laughing: "It's funny how ...
Tags: Law, Prostitution, Robots, Spelling, Meade, Waffles, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Laughing, Era of That's Not Funny

Hillary, I will accept your good faith on this subject if you will do just one thing first: Denounce your husband.

I cannot watch the video without screaming at the screen. Having turned it off after a few seconds, I will blog from the text:MADDOW: “If the Brett Kavanaugh nomination is now hurdling into the suns...""Hurdling" or "hurtling"? Is the nomination running on its own and jumping over obstacles or has it been thrown with great force?"... which is what I think, and that’s just my take on it. I don’t know if that will be proven right or wrong, there is the question about how the Senate should handle t...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Senate, White House, Wikipedia, Boston, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, United States, Feminism, Language, Patti Smith, Donald Trump, Hillary

Alexa Meade’s Living Paintings

Artist Alexa Meade paints right on the bodies and clothes of living models to create the illusion that they’re in 2D paintings. It’s not body art…it’s like living trompe-l’œil in reverse. Yeah, those are all actual people painted and posed in front of painted backdrops. Here’s Meade posing with one of her models: Meade did a TED talk about her work and also recently collaborated with Ariana Grande for her God is a woman video. I first featured Meade’s work more than 8 years ago, so ...
Tags: Ariana Grande, Jason Kottke, Alexa Meade, Meade

I think the answer is evolution.

I wonder the same thing every time a tweet like this crosses my feed⬇️ — Cathy Young (@CathyYoung63) September 18, 2018 The women Roberts posits did not survive to reproduce. And assuredly, much of the reproduction that did take place began with rape and many of the babies who survived to go on to reproduce had mothers who had the psychological wherewithal to go on despite rape. Women are not hotheads, freaking out about rape, attempted rape, and the burdens of avoidin...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Pregnancy, Rape, Evolution, Vox, Young, David Roberts, Roberts, Meade, I was wrong, Ann Althouse, Cathy Young, MeToo

"Brett Kavanaugh misled the Senate under oath. I cannot support his nomination."

I read the WaPo headline out loud.Meade said, "Who's that, Captain Queeg?"Yeah, it's Patrick Leahy. Meade was right. To understand the Leahy = Queeg reference, see my "Observations from the Kavanaugh hearings" (Sept. 5) — point #9 on my 15-point list of observations.I find the Democrats' fight against Kavanaugh so irksome. Have you seen Ruth Bader Ginsburg's denouncement of the "highly partisan show"?I saw that first at Facebook, where my son John posted it. Ginsburg, in that clip, asked to comp...
Tags: Facebook, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Leahy, John, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Scalia, Ginsburg, WaPo, Kavanaugh, Meade, Bork, Rehnquist, Queeg, Jaltcoh

Email from Barack Obama ("Organizing for Action") with the subject line "Reality."

That's what we need right now — or is it? — reality. Now, I don't even believe that Obama wrote the email, but let's see what reality we can get from this morning's email, which I reprint in full below the fold. I was going to intersperse the text with comments from me, but on reading it, I have no reactions to particular lines. It stands as a coherent whole about which I will say:It's lofty, abstract, and bland. It doesn't mention Trump or impugn anyone at all. It doesn't dig up McCain or say t...
Tags: Eyes, Law, Obama, South Park, America, ANN, Trump, McCain, Meade, Ann Althouse, Obama rhetoric, Seen And Unseen, 2018 Elections, Barack Obama Organizing for Action, Democratic Party Obama

One way to get rid of a problem: Stop defining it as a problem.

 Example: "Maybe Your Sleep Problem Isn’t a Problem" by Alex Williams (NYT). The only "sleep problem" discussed there is not being a "morning person." It expresses some out-and-proud night-owl pride:Say what you will about night owls, but we are a tribe of mavericks. Our hall of fame — or infamy — includes rebels (Keith Richards, Hunter S. Thompson) and revolutionaries (Mao, Stalin), mad geniuses (James Joyce, Prince) and madmen (Charles Manson, Hitler). Even our conventional political heroes (B...
Tags: Travel, Sleep, Law, Trees, Blogging, Lying, Thompson, Alex Williams, Meade, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Keith Richards Hunter, Mao Stalin, James Joyce Prince, Charles Manson Hitler, Barack Obama Winston Churchill

"It's The Freeze!"

Said Meade, watching this:No idea who that cop is but if a NFL team doesn’t sign him this week they’re idiots— Denlesks (@Denlesks) August 19, 2018 If you don't know who The Freeze is: "Big chill: The Freeze blazes path to stardom/Braves' in-game attraction is hit with MLB fans, players." Great video here:ICYMI: It ain’t over till it’s … OVER.— MLB (@MLB) June 10, 2017 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Police, NFL, Mlb, Baseball, Mascots, Braves, Meade, Ann Althouse