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At the Demand-Superior-Walls Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want. These walls have ears. No one says that anymore. All the trite phrases that have gone away. Occasionally you notice one. Remember when people said Let's run it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes?Anyway, that image is a screenshot from Meade's computer the other day. I don't know if some algorithm picked up his interest in Trump's wall or what. It was last Tuesday, the day of the Fat Tuesday Café — pictured in the screen grab. You may remember th...
Tags: Google, Law, Advertising, Pink Floyd, Handbags, Ashley Madison, Trump, Chloe, Meade, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Fido, Althouse, Trump's wall, Althouse Portal to Amazon, Demand Superior Walls Café


Suspect wounded, SUV stopped after shooting at NSA gate in Maryland

 The Associated Press FORT MEADE, Md.  — One person was wounded in a shooting Wednesday morning outside the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade. Images from local news outlets showed authorities surrounding two handcuffed people after a black SUV ran into a barrier outside the Maryland base. Fort Meade garrison spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips confirmed that one person was wounded in the shooting and was taken to a hospital. “NSA police and local law enforcement are addressing an incident t...
Tags: Crime, News, Maryland, Shootings, Nsa, White House, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Donald Trump, National Security Agency, WRC, Meade, Fort Meade, National News, Lindsay Walters


"They held a town pageant in Arden, Delaware, on September 5, 1910... One Ardenite, an anarchist shoemaker named George Brown, played a beggar."

"This annoyed some of the other players, because no such role had actually been written. But Brown decided to add it to the program anyway, so he dressed in rags, caked himself with mud, and invaded the proceedings, taunting the other characters and demanding alms from the audience. Many 'onlookers needed assurance,' The Single Tax Review reported, that Brown 'was only "part of the show."' This was a pattern: Brown liked to talk, and not everyone liked to listen to him. According to the novelist...
Tags: Taxes, Law, History, Candy, Delaware, Brown, Sinclair, Union Army, Arden, Madison Wisconsin, Meade, Upton Sinclair, Henry George, George Brown, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse


“Color of Reality” Ft. Jon Boogz & Lil Buck | Art By Alexa Meade (Video)

 One of the most captivating videos resurfacing in the Hip Hop scene is this unique artful dance video filled with emotion directed by Jon Boogz . Transfixed by racial, political, and socioeconomic tensions saturating the news, movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, enveloped by the art of Alexa Meade, switch off the TV and release their emotion into a stirring dance that is both a lament and a spirited call to action. Movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, who use dance to move people ...
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Alexa Meade, Meade, Lil Buck, Jon Boogz, Jon Boogz Transfixed


US District Judge finds unconstitutional Florida's process to restore voting rights to disenfranchised felons

As reported in this local press article, "Florida routinely violates the constitutional rights of its citizens by permanently revoking the "fundamental right" to vote for anyone convicted of a felony, a federal judge ruled Thursday." Here is more about this notable ruling: U.S. District Judge Mark Walker said the Florida "scheme" unfairly relies on the personal support of the governor for citizens to regain the right to vote. In a strongly-worded ruling, he called the state's defense of voter d...
Tags: Florida, Law, Congress, US, Barack Obama, Cabinet, Orlando, Scott, Walker, Rick Scott, United States Supreme Court, Florida International University, Meade, Mark Walker, Adam Putnam, Crist


Perhaps you will share my sense of humor.

I have been laughing about this — often quite hysterically and to the point of physical pain — for 2 days.Here's a screen capture from a segment of Tucker Carlson that aired a couple days ago:Meade seriously believed the professor's name was "Suing Nyu" and he was trying to pronounce it. A wider view of the image shows that the professor's name is Michael Rectenwald, but it's a split screen with the real name under the image on the left:Obviously, that's Tucker Carlson on the left, but that's wh...
Tags: Comedy, Law, Names, Grammys, Tom Jones, Nyu, Tucker Carlson, Don, John Smith, Sung, Meade, Pronunciation, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Michael Rectenwald


6 years ago today: "Meade rescued a lost dog and managed to coax him into the house. (It's 20° out.)"

"He's got a collar, but we haven't won his trust to the point where we can read it."No, it wasn't Zeus. It was Soleil. UPDATE: We were able to read the tag, called the owner, and now Soleil is gone. The sun has set on our bedogged life here in Madison, and so we must go on, dogless.Ha. Robert said:"...and so we must go on, dogless."An intentionally false statement, Professor.You are missing out on one of the best parts of life.I responded:I must go on. I can't go on. I'll go on.Waiting for Dogot...
Tags: Althouse + Meade, Dogs, Pride, Robert (the commenter, Sin


"Trump’s love of tabloid gossip complicates his denial of affair allegations with Stormy Daniels."

What? That's a headline at WaPo (for a column by Callum Borchers). Here's the concept:The White House has dismissed the alleged encounter between Trump and adult-film actress Stormy Daniels as tabloid trash. But Trump’s denial is complicated by his history of associating with publications such as In Touch and lending credence to their work.“I’ve always said, ‘Why didn't the National Enquirer get the Pulitzer Prize for Edwards?’” Trump said on the campaign trail in 2016. He was referring to the E...
Tags: Music, Law, Sex, White House, Adultery, Journalism, Pornography, National Enquirer, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Stormy Daniels, Edwards, WaPo, John Edwards, Meade


It's not the end of it all: the end of The Awl.

The Awl is ending, the NYT reports.Over the years, there were viral stories about how to cook a steak and David Foster Wallace’s private self-help library, as well as popular essays providing pointed advice to young people and exploring a writer’s evolving relationship with death.Many of the writers went on to distinguish themselves. Some, like Vinson Cunningham and Heather Havrilesky, now write for The New Yorker and New York magazine’s website The Cut. One of The Awl’s founders, Choire Sicha, ...
Tags: New York, Law, Scott Walker, The Awl, New Yorker, David Foster Wallace, Meade, Ann Althouse, Heather Havrilesky, Abe Sauer, Vinson Cunningham, Choire Sicha, New York Times Styles, Scott Walker State, Larry Meade, Larry Abe Abe


A great cold open on "SNL" last night.

I particularly love Fred Armisen as Michael Wolff. It's also wonderful to see Bill Murray as Steve Bannon, and I'm told the Mika and Joe stuff is spot on. I find Kate McKinnon very funny here, but I don't know "Morning Joe" enough to see how closely she's tracking Mika Brzezinski, but Meade tells me it's a great impersonation:I'm told I should watch some YouTubes of "Morning Joe" so I can understand the Mika and Joe dynamic, but trying to extrapolate from this imitation, it seems that the man (J...
Tags: Law, Bill Murray, Michael Wolff, Fred Armisen, Joe, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Mika, Kate McKinnon, Meade, Ann Althouse, Steve Bannon


It's not The Gorilla Channel, but there are lots of chimpanzees.

Can you look at a photo of a chimpanzee and pick out its sibling from a photo lineup of 4 other chimpanzees?I took the test and did worse than random guessing. Only 2 out of 15. Meade got 7 of 15. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Apes, Meade, Ann Althouse


"Logic is dull."

A quote from Alfred Hitchcock, which I heard last night, as I watched the documentary "Hitchcock/Truffaut." I said the quote out loud as soon as I heard it (at home, though if I'd been in a theater, I might have whispered it to Meade).I remembered the quote as I sat down this morning with my coffee and toast and woke up my computer to see: "One Star: ‘The Shape of Water’ Is a Loopy, Lunkheaded Load of Drivel." That's one of the tabs I'd opened as I read that excellent NYT article — blogged in th...
Tags: Movies, Law, Logic, Guillermo Del Toro, Alfred Hitchcock, T. Rex, Reed, Rex Reed, Eliza, Hitchcock, Meade, Hitchcock Truffaut, Ann Althouse, Carmen Miranda, The Gong Show, Shape of Water


"Wa pooped."/"What?"/"Wa pooped."/"I don't know what you're saying."/"That's Paul Waldman...."

That's Meade reading my first post of the day and vocalizing, to my puzzlement.The line from the post is: "That's Paul Waldman in a WaPo op-ed, 'Get a grip, people. Oprah should not run for president'...."  See?We love visual puns. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Oprah, Puns, WaPo, Paul Waldman, Meade, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Excrement


"Let me test you by making you nice hot cup of fish. A carp cappuccino."

Texts Meade, after sending me a link to "If someone has a poor sense of smell, it could be a warning sign they're a psychopath — here's why," which says some study "showed that people with stronger psychopathic traits found it harder to distinguish between common smells like coffee, fish, and oranges."I interpreted his text to insinuate (jocosely) that I am a psychopath, since I have "a poor sense of smell," so it mattered to me that the poverty in question was in making distinctions between sme...
Tags: Coffee, Law, Fish, Text Messaging, Meade, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Althouse + Meade, Insanity, Smelly


"Of All the Blogs in the World, He Walks Into Mine."

A NYT article, published yesterday, not to be confused with the NYT article about me and Meade, from April 3, 2009.From the new article:It was just before 5 p.m. and Mr. Kurtz, living in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, ordered a pizza. As one does, when one is 24 and living amid a generation of creative people whose every utterance and experience might be thought of as content, Mr. Kurtz filmed and posted to Tumblr a 10-minute video showing him awaiting the delivery.Among those who liked t...
Tags: Law, Relationships, Blogging, Brooklyn, Tumblr, Mitchell, Williamsburg, Kurtz, Meade, Ann Althouse


"Awkwafina: ‘I was just rapping about my genitalia – not making a feminist message.'"

"New Yorker Nora Lum, AKA Awkwafina, has been going places since My Vag went viral on YouTube – now she’s playing a scrappy wingman in the movie Ocean’s 8," reports The Guardian.... Lum has, since childhood, had an effortless ability to make people laugh. (When asked which characters she would have loved to play, she names My Cousin Vinny, “because we have a similar body type.”)... [But she] has precisely one viral hit, one album, and one high-profile collab under her belt: respectively, 2013’s ...
Tags: Law, Youtube, Rap, Feminism, Ocean, Margaret Cho, Vinny, Meade, VAG, Lum, Ann Althouse, Genitalia, Awkwafina, Nora Lum AKA Awkwafina, Margaret Cho My Vag


What Track Palin called the police officers who arrested him for beating up his father: peasants.

The Anchorage Daily News reports:Track Palin, the 28-year-old son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, was arrested on assault and burglary charges after he repeatedly hit his father, Todd Palin, at the family home in Wasilla on Saturday, charging documents say....Who called the police? Sarah Palin.Track had warned his father that he was coming over to beat his "ass," so Todd Palin had the door locked and a gun in his hand when Track got there, and Todd aimed the gun at the window at Track. Though...
Tags: Crime, Guns, Law, Alaska, Sarah, Sarah Palin, Todd, Track Palin, Wasilla, Palin, Anchorage Daily News, Sinead O Connor, Meade, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Class Politics


Proposed Changes to Fall Goose Season in South Dakota

Kansas Geese PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed and set several goose hunting seasons at their December meeting.The Commission proposed to reduce the daily limit of Canada geese during the early fall Canada goose hunting season from 15 geese in 2017 to eight in 2018 with a possession limit of 24. The proposed early fall Canada goose hunting season would run from Sept. 1-30, 2018.The GFP Commission proposed to add Lawrence and Meade cou...
Tags: Guns, Canada, South Dakota, Commission, Lawrence, Pennington County, Meade, Hunting News, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, GFP Commission, Goose Hunting, Canada Geese, Cheyenne River, Parks GFP Commission, Bennett County, Brant Unit


"But would we have grown this close if we hadn’t experienced the medical emergency that pushed us into marriage? I doubt it."

"Lupus woke me up and forced me to take a leap of faith with Chris. And it taught me this: Being married to someone you love is a lot better than being married to your own cynicism."The last few lines of a NYT "Modern Love" essay by a woman who considered herself "way too progressive for such a conventional arrangement" but suddenly married her boyfriend when she had an acute health crisis and wanted to get on his insurance. She needed to go straight to the hospital, but they detoured to city ha...
Tags: Marriage, Law, Insurance, Rodents, Chris, Solitude, Meade, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Althouse


2 people watching the election results — on 2 different channels, at different locations — just told me they can tell the newspeople already know Roy Moore will win.

I wasn't watching the election results yet. I was finishing that last post.Meade was watching Fox News, and he just started talking about how he could tell by the way they were talking that they are seeing some sort of information — which they're not revealing — that shows them Roy Moore will win.A minute later, I got a text from my son Chris, saying "The tone of the punditry on CNN makes me think they know he'll win." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Cnn, Fox News, Chris, Roy Moore, Meade, Ann Althouse


How I calculated that my nap lasted 2 hours and 54 minutes.

I did not intend to be able to calculate the length of the nap nor to sleep anywhere nearly that long. But I know the last thing I heard on my audiobook and the next thing I heard on my audiobook, and I can see in my app (Audible) how much time was left in the book — "Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen" — at each of those 2 points.This paragraph — which I heard about half of — happens with 3 hours and 36 minutes left in the book:People have surprisingly strong feelings about word bre...
Tags: Audiobooks, England, Sleep, Law, Punctuation, Time, Language, Editing, Empire State Building, Merriam Webster, Aegean, Meade, David Rees, Ann Althouse, Sharpening Lounge


At the Sleeping-Dogs-Lie Café...

... you can lie all you want or rouse yourself and tell the truth. And you can shop at Amazon, using this special link, if you've got some shopping to do. If you're looking for a video to stream, here's the movie Meade and I just watched (for only 99¢). It wasn't really a great documentary, but how could it be, made out of reels and reels of badly shot footage of a very long bus trip that was mostly happening inside the head of a bunch of people who were in no position to show or tell us what ...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Movies, Law, Dogs, John Coltrane, Meade, Ken Kesey, Ann Althouse, Sleeping Dogs Lie Café


Don't even ask what I was playing on YouTube that made it serve this up...

... but I love the lighthearted jaunty feeling:Oh, I'll tell you what I'd been playing. It was "Charmaine," by The Harmonicats:That's something I used to like to play (with hippie irony) in 1969 at a diner in New Jersey that had individual jukeboxes built in at every booth table. I'd forgotten about those things but the old memories came back to me suddenly when I saw a picture (on Facebook) of somebody eating at a table at Outback that had a digital device built into the table. It wasn't for mu...
Tags: Music, Technology, Movies, Law, New Jersey, Don, Outback, Meade, Muzak, Ann Althouse, Charmaine, Young Althouse, Charmaine Hey


At the Sunset Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like. Meade texted me that photo from the bike trail while I stayed warm inside.And if you've got some shopping to do, here's the good old link to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Law, Sunset, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade, Sunset Café


At the Sunset Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like.The photo — by Meade — was taken this evening on the Military Ridge Trail.And notice that my Amazon link is back in the sidebar. Thanks to everyone who remembers to use it when you're doing some shopping! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Law, Sunset, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade, Sunset Café


At the Quarry Ridge Café...

... you can talk all night.(Meade took that photograph — out on the Quarry Ridge trail the other day.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Sunset, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade, Quarry Ridge, Quarry Ridge Café


"I'd like to read what Althouse has to say about this year, of all years, Hollywood preparing to celebrate 'Call Me By Your Name' about a 24-year old man and a 17 year old teenage boy."

Writes MayBee (in the comments to the post about James Levine).In my pre-Meade days, I saw a lot of the end-of-the-year Oscar-bait movies, so I don't know much about things after 2008, but in December 2008, I wrote:I'm seeing all the well-reviewed year-end movies, and there's an awful lot of wrong-age sex. "Doubt" is about a priest accused of molesting children. "Benjamin Button," with its backwards aging character, had scenes of an old man in love with a young girl and an old woman in love with...
Tags: MayBee, Pedophilia


At the Hot Pepper Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like.Meade grew those peppers, and he left them on the plate like that for me to notice.Consider doing some shopping through the Althouse portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Vegetables, Meade, Ann Althouse, Althouse, Hot Pepper Café


Is that different from un-denial?

"Al Franken's Calculated Strategy of Non-Denial/This isn’t a he-said, she-said story. Two women are giving their stories, and the Minnesota Democrat is just emitting vapor," by Ramesh Ponnuru (at Bloomberg).I'm noticing the "un-"/"non-" distinction this morning."Nondenial," like "nonapology," is clearly understood to be different from "undenial" (and "unapology"). "Undenial" would seem to be taking back a denial, and "unapology" would seem to be taking back an apology. A "nondenial" is something...
Tags: Google, Minnesota, Law, Masks, Bloomberg, Lying, Language, Sexual Harassment, Al Franken, Apologies, Louis, Louis C.K, Becky, Goodman, Meade, Franken


I've completed the year without weekend weekends.

Facebook reminds me that I posted this exactly a year ago:This is my last real weekend — weekend weekend. It's not that I'm not going to work ever again, but I'm never going to have work scheduled on a weekday/weekend schedule once classes end this coming Thursday. That means this is my last chance to feel the feeling that is The Weekend. Not that I'm not working this weekend. I am. But in my own way, on my own schedule.Having retired from my lawprof job, I experience weekends as the time when t...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Law, Retirement, Punctuation, Metaphor, Computers, Language, Kathy, Meade, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Coinages