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"I do not want to sit and make a nest and be comfortable, and I did feel so comfortable that I stopped being involved as a person and an artist and that is not something I want."

"I don't want to have comfort, I don't want to have a family, I don't want to have a flat — so I destroyed in a way everything I had in order to be able to build. It is almost like a delete button and you just want to start fresh."So said Sergei Polunin, in 2012, when he was 22 and had suddenly quit the Royal Ballet, where he was the youngest dancer ever to have been made a principal.I'm reading that today because it was presented as related by BBC News where I'd gone to read "Booed tenor quits ...
Tags: Art, Milan, Law, Wikipedia, Actors, BBC News, Dancing, Paris, Royal Ballet, Kate Winslet, Opera, Peter Jackson, Orient Express, Roberto Alagna, Metropolitan Opera, Alagna

"I'm a very special human being. Noble. And splendid."

Says Burt Lancaster to Joan Rivers in "The Swimmer."The movie came out 50 years ago — in May 1968. I saw it at the time, when I was 17 and interested in figuring out what the adults viewed as high-class film art.And I DVR'd it when I saw that it was on Turner Classic Movies this week, and Meade and I ended up watching it straight through last night.We laughed at it a lot — the Marvin Hamlisch music, the nature photography, the endless observation of the torso of Lancaster, the taking seriously o...
Tags: Movies, Law, Wikipedia, Metaphor, Roger Ebert, Joan Rivers, Guillermo Del Toro, Swimming, Blu, Don, John Cheever, Lancaster, Suburbia, Cheever, Meade, Marvin Hamlisch

How I know Meade is on the roof.

I get a text like this...... and I'm thinking nice... hey, wait a minute!!! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Landscapes, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade

"The American police are involved in psychological warfare against those Americans who don’t frighten them with imposing papers and threats."

"There’s no defense. Poor people have to expect to have their lives interfered with ad infinitum by these neurotic busybodies. It’s a Victorian police force; it peers out of musty windows and wants to inquire about everything, and can make crimes if the crimes don’t exist to their satisfaction. Neal was so mad he wanted to come back to Virginia and shoot the cop as soon as he had a gun. 'Pennsylvania!' he scoffed. 'I wish I knew what that charge was! Vag, probably; take all my money and charge m...
Tags: Books, Usa, Crime, Law, Police, Virginia, Poetry, Poverty, Reading, Pennsylvania, Judaism, The Apprentice, Jack Kerouac, Kerouac, Richmond, Gregory

Meade monitors "Morning Mika"...

... and calls me over to see this... The chattering and overtalking on TV is so annoying, I say, and then Meade is watching on mute with close captioning. He declares it to be very amusing because he's focusing on the facial expressions. "They're so self-satisfied. You really see it. You see them overacting and over-emoting for each other, for themselves. It's big jerk circle. It's a circle of jerks. ♪♫♬In the ciiiiiircle of jerks♪♫♬."Meade's musical reference: [Author: [email protected] (Ann...
Tags: Photography, Law, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Mika, Meade, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, Ada Vox

Goodbye to Abby.

4 years ago: 5 years ago: Goodbye to our beautiful dog friend. MORE: Pictures and video at the "Abby" tag at Meade's Pupparazzo blog. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Dogs, Abby, Meade, Ann Althouse

"As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden."

"Yes. In the garden, growth has its seasons. First comes spring and summer..." "... but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again." "Yes! There will be growth in the spring!" [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Meade, Ann Althouse, President Trump, Being There

The moving of the tree.

I don't know where the tree Trump and Macron ritualistically planted has gone, but one thing that's known here at Meadhouse is that there's a spring ritual of moving the avocado tree out onto the deck. This tree — which looked like this in 2015 — was grown by Meade from avocado pits and now is cramped by the 9-foot ceiling in the room. And even though I think there's no use encouraging it to get any taller and the task of getting it through the 6-and-a-half-foot door requires some difficult ho...
Tags: Photography, Law, Dogs, Trees, Avocado, Trump, Macron, Meade, Ann Althouse, Meadhouse

"You've talked about how people have assumed you're African American even though you're white—do you get that a lot?"

"I didn't until I moved to New York. I think it was actually a pickup line once. But even now on some of my Instagram posts, people will ask, 'Are you black or white?'... The more we're open to talking about race, the better. A lot of white people shy away from discussing it, but we need to. I think a lot of us are just ignorant, and sometimes there's no other way to learn than by putting your own foot in your mouth."Said Michelle Wolf, talking to, last January.And here's Wolf on "The ...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Law, White House, Cnn, Jesus, Oprah, Matthew, Spelling, Rachel Dolezal, Sanders, Wolf, Michelle, U S Forest Service, Smokey, Chris Cillizza

"Jesus was into the whole brevity thing, and the aloof rhetoric he used to deflate the invective and indignant finger-pointing of his enemies bears close resemblance..."

"... to the ways in which The Dude [in The Big Lebowski] shows his default distrust and dislike for authority. When Jesus faced the authorities of his time and place, whether they were religious rulers, political leaders, or civil officials, he refused, even when it cost him, to show deference. Earthly hierarchies held no value in the philosophical system or moral practice of Jesus. The Dude, at no point, humbles himself at the feet of millionaires, law enforcement, or known pornographers. One o...
Tags: Law, Jesus, The Big Lebowski, Malibu, Jesus Christ, Big Lebowski, Meade, Lebowski, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Jackie Treehorn, David Masciotra Meade

"One group of scientists analyzed bear scat and revealed that a foraging grizzly could gobble 40,000 moths in a day."

"At that rate, the bear can consume about one-third of its yearly energy requirements in just 30 days..." (Yellowstone Gate).Hillary Robison extensively researched army cutworm moths as part of the grizzly bear diet while a doctoral student the University of Nevada in Reno.... Robison hiked and horse-packed deep into the backcountry to find the steep, rock-strewn talus slopes favored by moths. The heat of the day drives the moths to seek cooler, moist shelter under large rocks broken off of head...
Tags: Science, Law, Bears, Insects, Yellowstone, Meade, University of Nevada, Ann Althouse, Hillary Robison, Reno Robison

"American Idol is shedding contestants like an Agatha Christie whodunit. There goes Effie Passero through a trap door."

"A suit of armor fell on Ron Bultongez. Amelia Hammer Harris took a hard fall off the Orient Express. And now we’re at the top 14 with the shivering, terrified survivors who just want Ryan Seacrest to lower his monocle and solve this whole thing for everyone. But we’ve got five episodes left to deduce which contestant deserves the crown, and I have a sneaking suspicion it could be anybody. Let’s roll through these 14 contenders, comment on the eliminations, and wonder if Lionel Richie knows his ...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Law, Wikipedia, Ryan Seacrest, Egypt, American Idol, Ethnicity, Lionel Richie, Agatha Christie, Maddie, Louis Virtel, Siam, Susanna Hoffs, Orient Express, Virtel

About the teenage boys playing in the snow behind the Weather Channel reporter Justin Michaels last night....

Did anyone other than Meade notice that one of them yelled "Grab her by her pussy"?ADDED: You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.IN THE COMMENTS: Earnest Prole said:Might it have actually been “fuck her right in the pussy”?If so, it's a viral meme that has nothing to do with Trump's Access Hollywood remarks.More here.Meade says:I guess I had a case of Trumpbrain. New Media Meade regrets the error.SO: I guess the boys really weren't out there thinking about Trump. They were ...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Trump, Meade, Ann Althouse, Trump's Access Hollywood remarks, Earnest Prole, Justin Michaels, Trumpbrain New Media Meade, Trump Pussy

This just happened.

Morning at Meadhouse. Yes, we could throw some stuff in the car and drive straight south and be in summer, but isn't it pretty? Not that I think there's any chance of getting ski trails groomed on April 4th.We wake up to news that the liberal candidate crushed the conservative in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race yesterday.And the glorious news of the baseball game, which we'd fallen asleep to in the 8th inning: Tonight’s @[email protected] game is the first in @MLB history to both start AND e...
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Blogging, Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers, Braun, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Meade, Roseanne, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Yelich Yelich

"After it was reported that the suspect who opened fire at YouTube headquarters was a woman, the network's coverage turned to speculation of 'love triangles' and possible relationships."

Hollywood Reporter documents the criticism on Twitter:"Love the @cnnbrk reporter's conjecture, once he found out the #youtube shooter was female, that the shooting was due to a #lovetriangle. Yes, and she was probably having her period too.""CNN tees up a theory out of nowhere that the shooting must be a love triangle because the shooter was a woman. turning on Cartoon Network.""I'm not sure why but hearing someone on @CNN say a female shooter might have to do with a 'love triangle' really pis...
Tags: Death, Hollywood, Law, Youtube, Suicide, Time, Journalism, Cnn, Fox, Fox News, Jfk, Peta, Animal Rights, O J Simpson, Paying Attention, Ford Bronco

"It was kind of obvious that there was an attraction — from his part to me."

I haven't watched the whole thing. That quote happens in the first 2 minutes. We had to pause to laugh a lot. Meade went into an extended comic rant in which Trump's penis was likened to a divining rod...ADDED: I really don't have the patience to sit through the whole video, so let me snag a few quotes from the NPR article, because there is something I want to say if I can find my way to it:Once, she said, he even took her to the apartment in Trump Tower that he lived in with his wife and their ...
Tags: Law, Adultery, Metaphor, Reading, Anderson Cooper, Npr, Donald Trump, Apologies, Trump, Stormy Daniels, Trump Tower, Meade, Melania, Ann Althouse, I'm skeptical, Genitalia

Millions of us took that Facebook quiz myPersonality, that scored you on Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism and gave access to our Facebook profiles.

"Suddenly, there was a way of measuring personality traits across the population and correlating scores against Facebook 'likes' across millions of people.'... They had a lot of approaches from the security services,” a member of the [Cambridge University’s Psychometrics Centre] told me. 'There was one called You Are What You Like and it was demonstrated to the intelligence services. And it showed these odd patterns; that, for example, people who liked "I hate Israel" on Facebook also tended to ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Law, Wales, Israel, US, Barack Obama, Nike, Homosexuality, Cambridge University, Candy, Kevin, Milo, Carole Cadwalladr, Milo Yiannopoulos, Wylie

"Ha. I read that, totally believed you meant Hillary looks like me..."

"... and said to Meade: That's what I thought. That's how I think I look walking around town. But I enjoyed the piano music. Reminded me of Chico Marx. I didn't recognize the music, but I said out loud: 'That's what bad taste sounded like 200 years ago.' And I mean that in an admiring way. Thanks for seeing me in her. I'm complimented. And I still do believe I traipse about in my natural habitat looking like broken-wrist Hillary."I commented, in a thread where I was skimming, in which Mr. Fabulo...
Tags: Music, Law, India, Looks, Chico, Hillary, Marx Brothers, Meade, Franz Liszt, Ann Althouse, Niccolò Paganini, Chico Marx, Valentina Lisitsa, Mr Fabulous, La Campanella

Escape from Indianapolis.

We stopped in at Milktooth to get some waffles, grits, and pancakes before hitting the road back to Madison. But there was a huge St. Patrick's Day march/walk going on when we got back to the car, and we drove way down a one-way street before we got to where the police had blocked the street off. It wasn't enough that the nice Indianapolis cop was able to give us permission to drive the wrong way on a one-way street, there were all kinds of roadblocks keeping us from escaping from this area of...
Tags: Photography, Law, Indiana, Indianapolis, Driving, Meade, St. Patrick's Day, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Milktooth

Right outside my window, watching me blog...

... it's Meade's avatar.Talk about anything you like in the comments. This is an open thread.And remember The Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Birds, Meade, Ann Althouse

Until this post, "vamoosing" was a hapax legomenon in the Althouse archive.

And until this sentence "hapax legomenon" was a hapax legomenon in the Althouse archive.I'd never used the word "vamoosing" (or "vamoose") in the entire 14-year archive of this blog until I used it in the previous post— which I did mainly for the alliteration with "value," but also because I really like it — it has a moose! — and had simply never thought to use it before.I learned the term (and the concept) "hapax legomenon" reading Bryan A. Garner's "Nino and Me: My Unusual Friendship with Just...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Court, Blogging, Language, Trolls, Antonin Scalia, U S Supreme Court, Scalia, Bryan A. Garner, Meade, Zane Grey, Ann Althouse, Althouse, Judkins, Venters

I have no idea where this article goes, but I want to praise the NYT for this beautiful, evocative, mysterious, screen-filling presentation.

I spent 5 minutes looking at the details of that photograph — which is by Damon Winter — and thinking and talking about it with Meade. I still haven't read anything more than the words you see there, the caption — "Erik Hagerman heads out for his morning ritual, a thirty minute drive into town for coffee and a scone, at his favorite coffee shop in Athens" — and the byline — "Glouster, Ohio" (so the Athens is Athens, Ohio not Athens, Georgia). I really haven't read anything more, even now, as I w...
Tags: Coffee, Photography, Law, Obama, Barack Obama, Nike, Elephant, Chicago, United States, Athens, Silence, Astronauts, Glenn Gould, Solitude, Nothing, Trump

"It was not clear why the soil in residential green spaces was better at sequestering carbon..."

"... but Ms. Ziter thinks it might be related to how people manage their yards, like by mowing. So there is a risk that the carbon we release using gas-powered lawn mowers, for example, could eclipse the soil’s ability to absorb carbon. And before we start chopping down forests and putting in lawns, it is important to note that the study focused on soils, not on what may be growing above. 'You don’t need to have a perfect lawn for it to be really beneficial,' Ms. Ziter said. 'You don’t have to h...
Tags: Law, Environmentalism, Grass, Meade, Ann Althouse, Ziter

The Giocomeadi Snowperson.

Here's Meade (in 2010) getting inspiration at the Chicago Art Institute: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Meade, Chicago Art Institute, Ann Althouse, Giocomeadi Snowperson

Weird ad for Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Dallet that just popped up in the sidebar on Meade's browser.

Does anyone know the source of that ad? It can't be the candidate's campaign, I don't think, because it has no identification. The font seems... off, and the image is just so amateurish and needlessly extreme that I'm questioning the 3d word of my post title ("for").(It's so bad and chaos-y that I was thinking the Russians did it.)UPDATE: Meade saw the ad again and clicked on it and went to this page at a website that identifies itself as the NDRC — the National Democratic Redistricting Committe...
Tags: Law, Eric Holder, Senate, Barack Obama, United States, Wisconsin, Fonts, Caricature, Trump, State Supreme Court, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Meade, NDRC, Eric H Holder Jr, Ann Althouse, Creepiness

Snow, incorporated.

Snow citizen and photo by Meade.The midsection of the snowperson was originally the lower part of the snowwoman I'd made in the front yard. He disassembled my creation and reincorporated it in the backyard. He's copying and improving on some of my ideas, notably my pronouncement that a snowperson should have a neck and a waist.Zeus looks unfazed. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Dogs, Snow, Meade, Ann Althouse

"Graphomania (an obsession with writing books) takes on the proportions of a mass epidemic whenever society develops to the point where it can provide three basic conditions..."

"... (1) a high enough degree of general wellbeing to enable people to devote their energies to useless activities; (2) an advanced state of social atomisation and the resultant general feeling of the isolation of the individual; (3) a radical absence of significant social change in the internal development of the nation. (In this connection, I find it symptomatic that in France, a country where nothing really happens, the percentage of writers is twenty one times higher than in Israel)…The irre...
Tags: Psychology, Writing, Law, France, Israel, Milan Kundera, Bryan, Meade, William Jennings Bryan, Mark Griffiths, Ann Althouse, Mental Condition Bryan

Google suggests a question I'd never thought of asking: What was the IQ of Jesus?

Go here if you want to click those links. I think it's a sacrilegious question. It doesn't even make sense as a question. To ask it is to confess not to believe what Christians believe. You wouldn't ask what is God's IQ. If God chose to sojourn for a lifetime as a man, would he select an IQ level for Himself or would He go ahead and maintain Godlike intelligence while passing Himself off as someone recognizably human? Putting the question like that — and I've never thought about this before, so ...
Tags: Google, Technology, Law, Relationships, Intelligence, Christianity, Charles Darwin, Jesus, Biking, God, Boredom, Mozart, Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Jefferson, George, Hazel

I took my first e-bike ride today — 20 miles, along a route I've ridden many times on a traditional bike.

It was great fun, not having to worry about the various hills and not needing Meade to slow down for me. I loved it!Here's Trek's video about the bike. The orange one ridden by the lady in shorts is exactly like mine: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Biking, Meade, Ann Althouse


I just got mine! Info on Trek e-bikes, here.I'm looking forward to keeping up with Meade, not needing to hold him back, not being the person everyone else passes, not having to brood about the hills I know loom up ahead, not having to wonder if I have what it takes to make it all the way around the Capital City Trail on any given day. I'm game! On to Spring 2018.I know I said I want to plateau, and for a while I was saying I shouldn't get the e-bike, because it would keep me from pushing mysel...
Tags: Law, Biking, Meade, Ann Althouse, Capital City Trail