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At the Tiny-Creatures-of-Madison Café...

... the snows have receded and we're seeing what we can cook up. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Things, Ann Althouse, Tiny Creatures of Madison Café

The tiny creatures of Madison.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Snow, Things, Madison, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade

"Apparently it’s going to take 40 days..."

Somebody has glued a sex toy to the top of the KRH Regimental Headquarters.Apparently it’s going to take 40 days to remove as it’s “not a priority job” in the view of estate management.— Nick Waters (@N_Waters89) July 25, 2018 Video contains some amusing boinging. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Things, Ann Althouse

"Hi, sweetie. It’s Mom. Do you remember Mr. Levert? He lived behind the high school with that garden. You’d do yard work over there sometimes?"

"He loved you; I’m sure you remember. Anyway, he was in a car accident. Died on impact. Call me back."From "Lede-Buried Voicemails from Your Mom" (Via Metafilter). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Things, Ann Althouse, Levert

Mysterious object.

Your art history test of the day. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Things, Ann Althouse

"Bird Scooters Have Invaded L.A.’s Westside."

"The Uber-like service for zippy two-wheeled vehicles has taken over the Westside...."As the public took notice of Bird... Santa Monica officials struggled to regulate the service, which allows users to drop off the scooters wherever they please, assuming the devices are not blocking driveways or endangering the public (the electric contraptions don’t move without an app code and are picked up by trucks every night by 8 p.m.)....“Preventing car ownership is the goal of all these [car and scooter...
Tags: Travis Vanderzanden, Law, Things, Bird, Ann Althouse, L.A, Bird Santa Monica

Things you don't want — less than don't want — but you can't throw out.

Got any stuff like that? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Things, Ann Althouse

Marvis Boyd Jr: Fast Facts About Chicago Man Who Killed Guy He Met on Dating Site

A 25-year-old man from Chicago has been charged with murder for killing a man he met in the chatroom of a gay dating site. On the morning of Friday, February 16th, Marvis Boyd drove to the home of 31-year-old Pierre Kimbrough to meet up for sex after meeting online. Afterward, Boyd tried to rob Kimbrough, which sparked an argument and ensuing fight, and Boyd ended up shooting Kimbrough to death. Boyd was arrested a week later on Feb. 23 and charged with murder in connection with Kimbrough’s shoo...
Tags: Facebook, Murder, Crime, News, Things, Chicago, Gay, Jazz, God, Chicago Tribune, Carbondale, Cook County, Pierre, McKay, Boyd, Dolton

"the things you think you love — like a pair of Gucci booties — can't reciprocate. That relationship is one-sided."

Writes Mary Carlomagno, a de-cluttering expert, quoted in a WaPo article that talks about many techniques, but has one I haven't see before:Take a photo. Carlomagno likes the idea of taking a photo to keep ("that leather pencil skirt that you were only able to wear once, after you had food poisoning in 1994") and letting the object go. This solution was a revelation for me when it came to gifts and paper memorabilia — a way to preserve programs from a wedding or an aunt's teacup without having t...
Tags: Cleaning, Photography, Law, Things, Gucci, Ringo, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Mary Carlomagno, Carlomagno

"Pencils eschew digital jujitsu. They are pure analog, absolute presence. They help to rescue us from oblivion."

"Think of how many of our finest motions disappear, untracked — how many eye blinks and toe twitches and secret glances vanish into nothing. And yet when you hold a pencil, your quietest little hand-dances are mapped exactly, from the loops and slashes to the final dot at the very end of a sentence."From "Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories/A photographer captures a colorful world of craft and complexity."That was a nice change of pace. I looked at the comments to see if readers would ...
Tags: Law, America, Things, Trump, Ann Althouse

At the Dog-and-Cat Café...

... there are all sorts of things to talk about. And remember the Althouse Portal for your Amazon shopping. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Things, Ann Althouse

"Republican wins contested Virginia race after name drawn from bowl."

Ooh. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Virginia, Things, Ann Althouse

A Phantom 1955 Imperial Convertible Wins the Triple Crown

Check the production numbers for 1955 Chrysler Imperials. The total, including two-door hardtops, four-door hardtops, four-door sedans, and four-door limousines, is 11,430. The number for Imperial convertibles is 0. But you could say it’s 1. --> The one we’re thinking of is the prototype commissioned by Chrysler Chairman K.T. Keller. Designed and built by Chrysler Central Engineering, the concept car was created from an off-the-line New Yorker convertible. In addition to its t...
Tags: Texas, Featured, California, Montana, Things, Pennsylvania, Ford, Tennessee, San Diego, Chrysler, Bristol, Odessa, Keller, Mike, Dan, Wayne

"The term 'blivet' for the impossible fork was popularized by Worm Runner's Digest magazine."

"In 1967 Harold Baldwin published there an article, 'Building better blivets,' in which he described the rules for the construction of drawings based on the impossible fork. In December 1968 American optical designer and artist Roger Hayward wrote a humorous submission 'Blivets: Research and Development' for The Worm Runner's Digest in which he presented various drawings based on the blivet. He 'explained' the term as follows: 'The blivet was first discovered in 1892 in Pfulingen, Germany, by a ...
Tags: Comedy, Science, Kim Kardashian, Law, Wikipedia, Things, Worms, Bras, Illusion, Slang, McConnell, Corsets, Ann Althouse, Excrement, Harold Baldwin, Bad Lieutenant

There's only one reason to put up 11 photographs of this hardware store.

We loved it. Especially Meade. It was his favorite place in Indianapolis.1. Inside... not quite sure where the lumber is: 2. Click (and click again) to enlarge and see the bird in a cage: 3. Custom screens and Revenge fly catchers: 4. "We don't know how strong we are..." 5. "Loving You," Elvis, Bobby, Lou: 6. "Making Grown Men Cry Since 1975": 7. Epoxy Paste attaches the golf ball to the A-Treat beverage bottle: 8. The way out: 9. All the soda and lemonade is 65¢, but the water will cost...
Tags: Shopping, Law, Indiana, Indianapolis, Things, Signs, Soda, Commerce, Insects, Elvis, Flags, Meade, Ann Althouse, Men In Shorts, Elvis Bobby Lou, Epoxy Paste

At the Sentimental Jamboree Café...

... there's something old and new for you and me.And this old blog will keep rolling, but you can help if you do your Amazon shopping through The Althouse Portal. [If you've been waiting for Milo's book, it's finally out: here. Personally, I'm reading "The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote."] [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Law, Things, Milo, Murals, Ann Althouse, Google grab

The Orb.

Look if Trump is going to take down the Illuminati he's obviously going to have to do it from the inside — The Cosmic Brain (@samthielman) May 21, 2017 "'One orb to rule them all': image of Donald Trump and glowing globe perplexes internet."The longer view:ADDED: The "orb" is a globe, and I've already compared Trump to Chaplin in "The Great Dictator." Back in January, when this photograph was installed at the Smithsonian...I said, "Nice picture. Especially because th...
Tags: Law, Things, Smithsonian, Nice, Donald Trump, Trump, Chaplin, Ann Althouse, Trump and pop culture

Having problems with Office 365?

I used a great tool today to fix an Office 365 problem. I wanted to share it with you so that it might help you if you have Office 365 issues. You can click on the link above and it fixes things in 5 categories of Office 365 problems. It fixed a problem really quickly that I had worked on for a half hour. It was a nice experience and something I would use again. Microsoft has many issues, but sometimes they have a tool that fixes the job perfectly. This tool fixed the problem. Of course it woul...
Tags: Work, Art, Business, Gmail, Email, Microsoft, Opinion, Office, Age, Time, Interesting, Lp, Nes, Use, ADE, Like

Stories from my Past: That is a long commute

When you are interviewing for a job, its is surprising the things that interviewers say. One interview I had was with a company that was a great fit. The interview was going great. I had chemistry with the interviewer, it seemed like a good fit for both me and the company and the interviewer remarked on that as well. It was just winding down and off hand the interviewer asked where I lived. I told him and he said “That is a long commute”. It was about an hour in Chicago. I said that I didn’t con...
Tags: Travel, Work, Art, Music, Jobs, Interview, NYC, Opinion, Life, Age, Love, Time, Happiness, NFL, Interesting, Avoid

10 Benefits from being Angry

It occurred to me that often people hold onto behavior because it is helpful for them. So I started to think of all the ways that people benefit from being Angry and it seems like I should share it. Hope you enjoy. It doesn’t require listening. When people are angry with you they don’t listen. I don’t think this is just a consequence of their anger, but also a reason for it. People feel justified in not listening when they are angry, but what if they are using anger in order to not listen? It p...
Tags: Health, Social, Work, Art, Parents, Opinion, Life, Parent, Nsa, Age, Love, Time, Old, Lp, Nes, Use

Finding a balance for sharing

Social media is helpful in many ways, but one of the dangers I think is the risk of oversharing. I think finding a balance for sharing is very important. There are many reasons why oversharing is harmful both to the person sharing and those who read. You may be turned down for a loan. Banks and other financial organizations are looking at your social media account to learn about your personality. Why? One of the 3 C’s as we were told is character, and they want to see if not only you are respon...
Tags: Google, Social, Work, Art, Science, Organization, Media, Fcc, Review, Writing, Internet, Opinion, Life, Banks, Age, Future

Stories from my Past: Wearing someone down

I often wonder if change happens more because we someone down, than convince them of the truth of the argument. I was in charge of upgrading peoples software at a company and it was easier to go around for the small number of people and manually install it. So one person I had problems with. He didn’t want to do it, and I just continued to return throughout the week asking for a good time to install it. He shot me down, over and over again. I kept asking. Eventually on Friday afternoon he let ...
Tags: Art, Technology, Opinion, Life, Office, Love, Time, Value, Tech, Information, Interesting, Sharing, Old, SM, Use, ADE

Stories from my Past: Listen and lets try again.

I understand that non technical people can get confused with computer things. Sometimes the simplest things can cause problems. Passwords are the bane of everyone. It doesn’t matter if you do technology for a living, you struggle with them. I struggle with them everyday and experts say they don’t make us safer. Still, they are a requirement almost everywhere so you have to deal with them. People often forget their password at work and most companies have policies that force people to change the...
Tags: Work, Technology, Opinion, Passwords, Life, Time, Tech, Lp, Use, Stand, System, Technica, Tor, iCal, Ces, Ted

"What Is the Most Significant Fad of All Time?"

Some excellent answers at this link (and one dumb one), but come up with your own answer before getting your channels of memory blocked up by seeing other people's answers. And don't read the next paragraph until you've done your own thinking. One problem is defining "fad" — and that's complicated by seeing the word significant. It seems to me that a "fad" ought to be sort of insignificant. Otherwise the answer could be: War. Or: Religion. Or: Romantic love. If you take a narrow view of "fad" an...
Tags: Law, Things, Language, Ann Althouse, Cabbage Patch Dolls

Why do we binge watch?

I am writing this as I am binge watching SG1 so it inspired me. Binge watching has been claimed by various studies to both be good and harmful to us. In the good column is a study that showed that watching the same episode again lead to relaxation. In the harmful column is a study that shows that people who are depressed or lonely watch lots of tv shows. So what is the truth? I think the truth is that many people are depressed and lonely and that this is just another sign of it. I think that th...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, Writing, Drugs, Opinion, Study, Love, Time, Happiness, Nes, SM, Use, Watch, App, Like

Coincidence? I think not.

Time after time I get situations that seem to be coincidence. I think not. Today for example I happened to talk to someone that I happened to talk to a few days before. I hadn’t seen that person in months, and then I just happened to randomly cross paths with her. Then today when I was doing something random, I had the feeling to stop by and see her again. This time it was her turn to be surprised because she told me that she had just “thought of me this morning”. The older I become, the less I ...
Tags: Work, Art, Opinion, Life, Time, Old, Lp, Use, App, Like, Stand, War, Ces, Ted, Quality, Surprise

Falling in love and choosing to love

It just occurred to me there is a big difference between falling in love and choosing to love. When I have fallen in love with someone it was a surprise to me. For example, one woman that I fell in love with I only realized when I was leaving her. I felt scared and sad to leave her and I didn’t understand why. Then it hit me that I must love her. I told her that I loved her, and that I would find a way for us to be together. We reunited 2 months later. When I have chosen to love someone, it was ...
Tags: Work, Art, Opinion, Life, Relationships, Love, Painting, Old, Use, ADE, Stand, Friend, Ear, Ted, Res, Surprise

Stories from my Past: I was abused

I was just listening to a stranger talking in a shop, and I was amazed she told me she had been in an abusive relationship. This is a fairly typical thing for me to hear. I don’t know why but strangers often share personal things with me. I think its because when I listen they have a chance to express whatever is on their minds. I think it is because they sense that I don’t judge, and that I seem like a warm and safe person. Whatever the reason is, I often find myself listening to people telling...
Tags: Art, Opinion, Life, Study, Friendship, Time, Old, Lp, SM, Smart, Use, Like, Look, Tor, War, iCal

Stories from My Past: Surprise people with kindness

Often we have opportunities for kindness each day, we just have to follow through. Once I was working at a place and a pregnant woman was standing in the hall. She was talking with coworkers and I went past her a few times working on different issues. Finally it occurred to me that she had been standing in the hall awhile, and I noticed the last time I passed her that she was pressing on her back and leaning against the wall due to the weight. So clearly she needed to relax her back. I took a ch...
Tags: Work, Art, Videos, Office, Time, Women, Pregnancy, Gift, Lp, Nes, Use, ADE, Stand, Tor, Light, Ces

9 Gross Things to Stop Doing at Your Desk Right Now

Hey Shopletters! It’s about to get gross up in this joint! We’re all guilty of doing gross things and being a little less than stellar in the tidiness department. Especially at our desk. Are you still staring at that coffee ring stain from last week? Is that empty food container now a petri dish thats probably harboring the cure for some rare disease? Did you know that your Apple computer keyboard isn’t actually, um, black (cringe). Maaaaybe it’s time to get into some serious spring cleaning, li...
Tags: Apple, Wellness, Work, Cold, Gross, Office, Things, Flu, Lifehacks, Sick, Clean, Office Supplies, Germs, Stop, Work Better, Don