February 9, 2007

Before the radio show.

In the studio waiting for the show to start, I open the little notebook that I brought to keep track of the material. To pass the time, I photograph some old pages:

Notebook

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What was that about? The "accident" must be when I wrecked my car in January 2005. And the National Anthem/6000 must refer to this concert at the Overture Center (which was mostly Beethoven's 9th Symphony... even to the worm ecstasy is given).

Notebook

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Well, that's got to be notes for later blogging. Yeah! This.

And here's Joy Cardin...

In the Wisconsin Public Radio studio.

... ready to start the show.

Listen to the show here (to stream). Or download on the archive page.

20 comments:

Ruth Anne Adams said...

I miss the blogger brunch blogging and the Tonya and Nina cameos.

vbspurs said...

Wow! Ann is a Moleskine owner, like me!

From Van Gogh, to Picasso, to Oscar Wilde, to Hemingway, now Althouse, the Moleskine is the sine qua non of artists, thinkers and intellectuals.

I'm just not sure how I fit into this litany. :)

But who amongst us Moleskine owners has not wanted to write a line on their journals like this one by Papa:

'At the Closerie des Lilas I sat in a corner with the afternoon light coming in over my shoulder and wrote in my notebook. The waiter brought me a café crème.'

-- Ernest Hemingway


Perhaps "I rushed over to Wisconsin Public Radio and was called the lady who likes war by a nasty caller" doesn't have quite the same ring to it, but still, the Moleskine forgives all, and even the mundane is made better within its comforting pages.

This message was brought to you and paid for by the Moleskine Corporation.

Cheers,
Victoria

Adam L said...

Wow. As a new Althouse reader, I find it hard to believe that your near death experience in 2005 only merited one comment.

Let me belatedly express my sympathy.

Fritz said...

What a moonbat. Where did the trial provide evidence that Cheney doctored Iraq intelligence?

Fritz said...

Listening to this makes me sick and why public radio has to be subsided. Like Air America, no one with a grain of intelligence would be willing to pay to listen to this crap. The Six Sigma intellectuals that are so sure of their brilliance. The public delivery system of education is a complete failure and they have the gaul to criticize Iraq? What about the decades of welfare that they ran?

Fritz said...

Ann, how can you stand listening to these moonbats? Karl Rove is the dead giveaway to being a leftist. Thank you for yelling back at the Niccolo Award winner.

YAMB said...

Wow, after listening to Joy Cardin for years, that's not at all how I pictured her.

Ann Althouse said...

Adam: I didn't have comments at the time. When I turned the comments function on, it became possible, retroactively, to add a comment, but there was no current discussion, so even if people did run across it, they'd think it wouldn't reach anyone to comment. People sent email in those days, and I did get a lot. But you're right that it looks pretty pathetic now.

Fritz: Yeah, I felt bad about not getting a chance to disagree with that barrage, but it was good to move from topic to topic.

Fritz said...

Ann,
I sent professor Duerst-Lahti an e-mail requesting the testimony that indicates Vice President Cheney doctored the Iraq intelligence. Perhaps she will send me a transcript of the Chris Matthews show, as reported by David Shuster.

Peter Palladas said...

I see M C Escher (Regular Division of the Plane with Asymmetric Congruent Polygons) in the drawing - open lines that close to solid shapes, overlap and interweave. Cognitive dissonance from the surrealist's pen.

bill said...

I see M C Escher...

Interesting, I saw Peter Max. Guess that makes it an althouse inkblot.

Simon said...

Fritz -
Well, sure, NPR is liberal talk radio when it discusses current events. That's no shock to anyone who isn't a committed liberal. But I think that both NPR and PBS provide useful functions, that which is wrong with them is possible to fix, they suck up a minuscule portion of the budget, and I tend to think it would be better to fix what's wrong with them rather than just pulling the plug.

vbspurs said...

Well, sure, NPR is liberal talk radio when it discusses current events. That's no shock to anyone who isn't a committed liberal. But I think that both NPR and PBS provide useful functions, that which is wrong with them is possible to fix, they suck up a minuscule portion of the budget, and I tend to think it would be better to fix what's wrong with them rather than just pulling the plug.

Well said, hear hear and all that.

Jane Alexander for President! Of NPR.

Cheers,
Victoria

tcd said...

Yeah, PBS is always good for adaptations of classic novels and mystery serials. Love, love, love Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! Anybody catch the latest "Jane Eyre" adaptation?

Steven said...

Fritz:

"...and they have the gaul to criticize Iraq..."

Yes, it annoys me too when Chirac criticizes Iraq.

Hazy Dave said...

I listen to Wisconsin Peoples' Radio for a change of pace now and then. Are you a Friday regular?

Balfegor said...

RE: Moleskines

These are probably my favourite small notebooks to carry around and doodle in. However, lately (as in, in the past year or two), they seem to have changed their covers for the small-size thin ones -- I do not know the proper name for one, and the one here in my coat pocket doesn't have any sort of ID on it, but they are the really small ones -- from a sort of faux-leather to this awful cardboard stuff. Fake-leather may be cheap, but at least it feels better to my hands than cardboard. Does anyone know where to get the old(er)-style notebooks? I have one specifically sold as a sketchbook that has a proper cover (and, for that matter, a proper spine), but it's too bulky for me to fit it comfortably into the inside pockets of my suit jacket.

vbspurs said...

Oh no, Balfegor. I had no idea, since I haven't bought a Moleskine in a year.

The German in me loves pens, notebooks, stamps, and things of that ilk, so I buy such geegaws frequently.

I'll have a look around in my usual trolls to my chichi stationers around SoFla. If I find, I'll let you know.

Cheers,
Victoria

SMGalbraith said...

Dr. Duerst-Lahti argued, to my complete surprise, that the (or a major) error we made in going into Iraq was that we forgot that we would be facing "nationalist opposition" to our intervention.

Iraqi nationalism?

Aren't the problems we're facing largely sectarian strife with the former Sunni/Baathist minority attempting to regain power over the hated Shi'a minority? And elements of the Shi'a majority exacting revenge on their equally hated Sunni oppressors. We can throw in al-Qaeda and the outside regional powers also trying to influence events.

It's tribalism and sectarianism, not nationalism that is causing the violence. Hell, it's the absence of a sense of Iraqi national character that is causing much of the problems; not too much nationalism.

This ain't Vietnam redux, Dr.

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