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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

There's some kind of race going on here in Madison. I think that's nice, but..."

... must the people scream continually? I guess it makes sense to the people who are on the scene, somewhere a few blocks from me — maybe Camp Randall (the football stadium)— but it just sounds like chaos from my desk next to open windows. The screaming started at 8 a.m. and has been continuous for now over an hour. I got up at 5, so it didn't wake me up, or it would have been even more annoying.Last night, there was continual noise from the cicadas, but it didn't bother me because they're insec...
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Hearing, Worms, Insects, Madison, Meade, Ann Althouse, emotional Althouse, Order And Chaos

"While I had deep insight into Russian activities during the 2016 election, I now am aware — thanks to the reporting of an open and free press..."

"... of many more of the highly suspicious dalliances of some American citizens with people affiliated with the Russian intelligence services. Mr. Trump’s claims of no collusion are, in a word, hogwash. The only questions that remain are whether the collusion that took place constituted criminally liable conspiracy, whether obstruction of justice occurred to cover up any collusion or conspiracy, and how many members of 'Trump Incorporated' attempted to defraud the government by laundering and co...
Tags: Law, Obama, California, Russia, Language, Nice, Cia, Mark Twain, Central Intelligence Agency, Christ, John Brennan, Trump, Twain, Brennan, Eliot, Meade

"Can you hear that?... Neither can I."

I never noticed this particular YouTube star until a few days ago when I got carried away researching the term "thought experiment" and this video of his turned up. I didn't watch it, but I left it open in a tab while I was reading things in other tabs, for example, "9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night" (Gizmodo) and "The impossible barber and other bizarre thought experiments" (New Scientist). I'd opened all those tabs after pondering the difference between "exper...
Tags: Law, Fast Food, Vlog, Meade, Ann Althouse, Meadhouse, TheReportOfTheWeek

"I have challenged a number of friends overloading on politics and permanently 'bad' news to try reading nothing but science and technology news for a week or two, then compare it to what they had read or watched prior to that."

"Almost invariably they found the science/tech news was quite positive and uplifting while 'regular' news was negative and a buzzkill."Wrote DCE in the comments to "Start with a politics cleanse: For two weeks — maybe over your August vacation — resolve not to read, watch or listen to anything about politics."The post title is a quote from the NYT op-ed by Arthur C. Brooks, "Need a Politics Cleanse? Go Ahead and Treat Yourself/Overwhelmed by current events? You can skip a few weeks without losin...
Tags: Psychology, TV, Writing, Law, Cnn, Reading, Fox, Msnbc, Upworthy, Trump, David Carr, Congressional, Arthur C. Brooks, Meade, DCE, Ann Althouse

Mexico’s president-elect meets with former rival

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has met with Jose Antonio Meade, one of his rivals in July 1 elections. Lopez Obrador praised the smiling, bearded Meade as “a decent, good, honorable person,” but did not say whether Meade would accept any post in the new government. Lopez Obrador will take […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Ap, Mexico City, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Meade, Nation & World, Jose Antonio Meade

At the Colorado Sky Café...

... you can talk all night.Photo by Meade, from a week ago.And here's the Althouse Portal to Amazon in case you've got some late-night shopping to do. Maybe a nice Bigfoot costume to fulfill your fantasies. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Law, Landscapes, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade, Althouse Portal, Colorado Sky Café

Wait. "Shed Legacy" is a terrible name for a city.

Here's the article Drudge links to, "City report on Confederate monuments raises idea of renaming Austin."I'm just laughing because Meade read the Drudge line to me out loud and I couldn't understand the last 2 words, which I assumed were the new city name people wanted. When he said it more clearly "Shed Legacy," I had a genuinely hilarious fraction of a second of thinking of "Shed Legacy" as the name for a city.ADDED: My willingness to see Shed Legacy as the name for a town comes in part from ...
Tags: Headlines, Maryland, Law, Mexico, America, Austin, United States, Arizona, Michigan, New Mexico, Names, Delaware, Bill Bryson, Reeves, Meade, Hamtramck Michigan

It took you a little while to realize that the sun rises in the east...

... but eventually you overcame your presumption that the first travel photograph must be a picture of leaving, not coming back. Here's a photo from a few days ago, texted home to me by Meade who went camping and mountain biking in Colorado... ... beautiful, but at a challenge level above what works for me. [Author: [email protected]com (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Camping, Law, Colorado, Cars, Biking, Landscapes, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade

Ariana Grande's "God Is a Woman" Body Paint Artist: "I Was Losing Sleep Over This Shoot"

A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Jul 13, 2018 at 5:25pm PDT According to reports, more and more millennials are turning away from organized religion. According to Ariana Grande, "God Is a Woman." And the positively stunning music video that makes Grande the literal center of the universe is enough to turn anyone into a believer. Along with a chorus of screaming gophers, the high point of the video is the lavender swirl of body paint Grande wears and swims around in. ...
Tags: New York, Makeup, La, Beauty, Ariana Grande, Ariana, Alexa Meade, Meade, Sheila Vand, Celebrity Beauty, Beauty Interview, Popsugar, Body Paint, Sheila Vand Meade

"Most Science-fiction missed the most important thing in the world, which is the internet itself. They had flying cars. They had rocket ships. None of that exists..."

"... but the internet governs our lives today. It used to be that when you communicated with someone, the person you were communicating with was as important as the information; Now on the internet, the person is unimportant at all. Becoming your own filter will be the challenge of the future. Will our children's children's children need the companionship of humans - or will they have evolved in a world where that's not important? It sounds awful doesn't it? But maybe it will be fine, and the co...
Tags: Psychology, Music, Movies, Law, Dogs, Relationships, Metaphor, The Future, Iggy, The Web, Werner Herzog, Johnny Cash, Lawrence Krauss, Flatt Scruggs, Meade, Ann Althouse


No debate: @BillyHamilton with the CATCH. OF. THE. YEAR.#RedsCountry— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 14, 2018 Meade sent me that link. My response was "Almost Broxtonesque" (referring to this, from a couple weeks ago). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, Hamilton, Meade, Ann Althouse