February 23, 2007

Is Randy Barnett giving me the finger?

And, since I can't see it, why am I giving him the stinkeye?



The image survives -- courtesy of David Lat -- but the context is lost in the dustbin of history.

And what am I so tickled about here?



I'm pretty sure it was when Jack Balkin tossed me that quote for the banner. (See above: "legal scholarship as performance art," context here.)

28 comments:

Tim said...

"Is Randy Barnett giving me the finger? And, since I can't see it, why am I giving him the stinkeye?"

Perspective. Maybe you gave him the stinkeye first; he responded with the finger.

Not that he did, but you know...

Peter Palladas said...

the stinkeye...

"Jeez, so you do have tufty grey ear-hair. But did you really have to point this out?"

so tickled...

...it was the guy at the end with the Bugs Bunny ears.

A big day for ears all round.

Mike said...

Yes, Ann, he is absolutely giving you the finger. No doubt about it.

reader_iam said...

OT, but how many people were in the room and how many had laptops with them--and what kind? Is there a commonality among those with them and among those without them?

(Why those questions instantly jumped to my mind upon seeing the "tickled" picture is a mystery I'll have to solve for myself. Apparently, I formed some sort of unconcious assumption about a forum I hadn't even consciously thought about. Weird.)

/OT

Simon said...

This one's nice, too, although it does have the peculiar quality of looking like you were photoshop'd into it.

P. Froward said...

You're right, Simon. That picture of Ann is really from an old photograph of one of her extremist right-wing evil deeds.

sonicfrog said...

And what am I so tickled about here?

You were looking at my blog!!!!

Pogo said...

Come on Doyle, hdhouse, nekkid lunch and reality czech:
This is your chance. A big ol' fat softball coming lazily towards the plate.

Don't blow it!

Bissage said...

Why are you giving him the stinkeye?

Because he just sprayed on your shoulder?

"Say it, don't spray it."

MadisonMan said...

You just realized he's wearing shorts?

AJD said...

He didn't want to join the Cult of Annie.

Pogo said...

AJD:

*whiff*

Steeerike Onnnne!

exhelodrvr said...

Obviously, Ann, you see right through him!!

Simon said...

Pogo - at a very minimum, it's strike 4. Ann called strike 1 here, strike 2 sailed by with a warning from me), and strike 3 was here.

Pogo said...

Simon, quite true, quite.
Strike 4 it is.


But how many strikes are allowed in Calvinball anyway?

P.S. MadisonMan's got the right answer, methinks. Well played, sir!

vbspurs said...

Is Randy Barnett giving me the finger?

Mr. Randy Barnett just received word that he was chosen US representative at the first ever Most Flexible Strongman Championships, to be televised later this year on ESPN2.

Here he is practising his signature move, the "FU Ann Althouse".

And, since I can't see it, why am I giving him the stinkeye?

Photo caption contest!

"You want me to do say what to him?? Okayyyy. Hey David Lat, your briefs stink!!".

Your reaction was caught for posterity in the photo below.

Cheers,
Victoria

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Meade said...

Up north(ish), we call it "the look your wife gives you in order to silently convey the notion that, for whatever it was you just said, you deserve to drop dead" or simply, "The Look."

Meade said...

Whoa! except one would never, ever, EVER dare give "The Look" to Santa Claus himself. Not even Mrs. Claus.

Highly unusual!

Pogo said...

Ruth Anne's right again!

Althouse seems to have been born with that look, a genetic bonus, like curling the tongue or double jointedness. Proof is likely in family photos (hint).

I however inherited the "Vacuous Stare" of the village idiot, which is followed apace by the stupefied utterance, "Huuh?".
Thanks, Dad!

Peter Palladas said...

Say It With Feldenkrais

6. Again, place left hand on right shoulder, and turn head, eyes, and body to the right as far as is easy and comfortable, and stay there...from that position, slowly turn your head and eyes right and left a number of times...and again repeat the original movement, and notice any additional improvement...and rest.

6a Just don't stare!

AllenS said...

He's not giving you the finger, he's showing you stinkfinger.

Bissage said...

Stinkfinger is better looking than Badfinger. Just saying.

SippicanCottage said...
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P. Froward said...

"Do you remember Hullabaloo,
Upbeat, Shinding and Ed Sullivan too?"

Bissage said...

Sipp, your piece was brilliant.

P.S. To prove my bona fides, I refer you to this, at 6:03 a.m.

Yes, there’s Badfinger on my shelf. . . . And deep in my soul.

Internet Ronin said...

Ann, that second picture of you really is outstanding. Vibrant in fact.