August 6, 2007

Who knows what lies at the end of an Instapundit link?

Followed this one. Landed here. Interesting photo....

If only I could think of something to say about it....

53 comments:

Ron said...

Isn't that that boob-flauting windmill you've kept tilting at?

Yachira said...

Aside from the Althouse-Boob controversy, I particularly love the confirmation of liberals (read the Great White Hopes) and diversity. Not a "person of color" in there!

I remember when NPR's ATC was ranting and raving about all the anti-illegal-immigration bigots, while at the same time making sure the "Day Laborer" park near their studios got moved by the local authorities. Seems they didn't want these "day laborers" upsetting their staff or guests.

Hypocrites!

MadisonMan said...

Hey! Who's that intern front and center?

Theo Boehm said...

Oh Nooo! Mr. Bill!

peter hoh said...

Put your breast foot forward.

Liam said...

I think there was an attempt on Bill's life and she was just deflecting the bullets...

mcg said...

Just to stir the pot, I think that the real reason Jessica went postal was that she secretly knew that ol' Bill overtly maneuvered her to front 'n' center.

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mcg said...

Oh this is getting good already! :)

paul a'barge said...

Who is Hubbard, and what makes him lovable?

reader_iam said...

I saw that LaShawn Barber post, and my immediate response was to say aloud "10...9...8...7..." while opening a new tab and hitting the obvious bookmark (ahem).

That, and "Oh Lord, here we go again."

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Ann Althouse said...

No one else has joined the egg salad campaign, I'm afraid.

Feel free to use this post to drum up support.

MadisonMan said...

I bet you can get egg salad at the Hubbard St. Diner in Middleton. For the Love of Hubbard could take on new meanings -- just hit the Paypal button and kick in $50!

Ann Althouse said...

I could vlog the egg salad sandwich from the Hubbard Diner... I'm leaving for Brooklyn soon though... Don't know if they have egg salad there or if they let women vlog eating things in the diners...

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B said...

As a former President - and current Banquet Entertainment Committee Chairman - of the LOVERS of EGGS (LEGGS) Society of America, Chapter 171:

I insist that all remarks and references to Egg Salad made on this blog be of Grade AA quality only, with no comments of the half-cooked variety, as public safety is of paramount importance to LEGGS, as stated in our bylaws.

Ms. Althouse, what do you have against Egg Salad (truly a wonderful creation and gift from the Almighty)?

Ann Althouse said...

My objection isn't to eggs. I love eggs. I object to serving them cold. They become vile -- texture, smell... ugh! They are so easy to cook up and serve hot! Why would anyone refrigerate them? And all that mayonnaise? It makes no sense. But it's not just the irrationality of it that repels me. It's the horror of what it would taste and feel like in contact with the inside of my body. I say no! No, to cold eggs of every sort!

peter hoh said...

Well, I'm feeling a bit strapped, but I'll give a dollar.

B said...

Ann said:
And all that mayonnaise? It makes no sense.

Sigh. I am afraid that you have impugned the integrity of every Deviled Egg lover out there. Every potato salad-with-egg orderer at the deli counter. Every "but Mommy always put chopped egg in my tuna" afficiando.

Since you seem to link your loathing of cold eggs to things that should be served cooked and warm and not eaten after they are mixed with something and then chilled, please answer for your waiting, adoring audience:

Do you eat cold sausage?

How about "lunch" meats?

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Ann Althouse said...

Okay! We're up to $51! The chicken salad challenge is on! I'll note it in the sidebar.

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Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, well, I don't eat cold potatoe salad either. I avoid pasta salad too. Basically, why are people chilling things that should be hot?

peter hoh said...

Would she eat them in a turtle, slowly making its way to the QM2? That would greatly increase the artistic value of the performance, wouldn't you say?

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Palladian said...

Does our aversion to cold foods, especially cold animal products, have some sort of instinctual basis, as a way of avoiding old, tainted dead things?

This doesn't apply over the spectrum of cold animal products. What about cold cuts? Sushi?

Egg salad is delicious! If it weren't for this diet I'd go right to Ess-A-Bagel and get an egg salad sandwich.

Theo Boehm said...

E quanto spendere per una insalata ni├žoise dovrei?

If Althouse doesn't like cold eggs, mayonnaise, potatoes, etc., how much will it take for her to eat this lovely specialty?  It's one of the faves in our house on summer days.  With a nice Sancerre or a well-chilled California Pinot grigio...mmm, Heaven.

One of the blessings of my marriage is that my wife is a seriously good French-trained cook.
She's educated all our palates.
Give her a little kiss.

mcg said...

$4.73 for the egg salad challenge just sent!
I recommend a recipe with cashews.

peter hoh said...

If there is an innate human aversion to eating cold meats, I am not aware of it. Hamlet refers to the short passage of time between his father's death and his mother's remarriage by saying something like, "The funeral meats were served cold at the wedding."

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Ann Althouse said...

Surprised I wrote "potatoe."

Lawrence said...

Another $50 contribution to push the Egg Salad Challenge over the half-way mark.

I am sure they have egg salad in Brooklyn, and if Hubbard's does not have it, we will gladly help you find a place that does.

Seven Machos said...

I just paid $35.

I take it as a given that this will be vlogged, and with an appropriate beverage.

Kev said...

I had never seen the "Nun's Oath Ale" post before. That's great, and I would certainly belly up to the bar for a mug of that if it were available.

And thanks for posting the link to the "Ann-a-gram" generator; I'd lost that in the crash of a previous computer (and had been too lazy to Google it, I guess).

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knoxwhirled said...

No, to cold eggs of every sort!

You do not like them.
So you say.
Try them! try them!
And you may.

Original Mike said...

Ann asked: "why are people chilling things that should be hot?" (italics added)

{eyeroll}

Theo Boehm said...

Here's the other shoe question re cold foods:

Does Althouse eat sushi?

Original Mike said...

Good question, Theo.

Well, Ann?

SteveR said...

Easy enough to make the egg salad with freshly cooked and not cool eggs. Add a dash of curry and not too much mayo.

knoxwhirled said...

I too like a bit of curry in egg salad. And any salad is made instantly gross by adding too much mayo.

dbp said...

I would like to second Stever's suggestion.

There is no law that an egg salad sandwich have a cold filling. I do like them like that, but they are even better made fresh and still a little warm. My recipe is simplicity itself:

Freshly hard-boiled eggs, minced onion, mayo, brown mustard, black pepper (freshly cracked of course)

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Ann Althouse said...

Wait, this whole thing started over my disgust at cold eggs. If the eggs don't have to be cold... that changes everything. I was just talking to my son, who makes egg salad out of freshly boiled eggs and doesn't chill the eggs before eating them. I do think coldness was part of the idea, so it wouldn't be fair to cheat on this point. I have often made a sandwich out of a sliced hard boiled egg -- a hot egg. Not with mayonnaise though. Frankly, I think mayonnaise on something hot is disgusting.

And I do eat sushi.

Simon Kenton said...

I taught my daughter that when in doubt, she should thrust some mayonnaise in the face of a suitor. If he recoiled in horror, ok; he is a bachelor. If he said, "Oh. Mayonnaise," she should bolt; he is married; his intentions dishonorable albeit comprehensible.

Mayonnaise, potato salad, egg salad: the LD50 is in the 0.1 mg range.

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Ann Althouse said...

No, nothing's come in. It's like everyone's afraid of giving anything more than what's minimally necessary, so no one will come up with the last $17+ dollars. Reprieve!!!!!

Tim said...

Nice tits.

I'm sure Bill agrees, and wishes The Hillary!'s were as nice.

peter hoh said...

Simon Kenton, FWIW, I knew my way around mayonnaise when I was a bachelor. A more suitable test might be that suggested by Roy Blount, Jr.: that if a man's clothing smells like fabric softener, he's married.

Emy L. Nosti said...

I recommend using finely-chopped celery and having it on thin white-bread toast. With a Diet Coke. Cold or room temp doesn't matter much, but I prefer cold as long as the toast is fresh.

What similar cold "hot foods" have you tried and not liked? 99%+ of pasta salad is nasty, but potato salad and egg salad rock--potato salad can be pretty hit and miss though. Chopped hard-boiled egg in dinner salads or as a topping in curry is nice too. (I do admit I'd find egg salad disgusting if I had to eat it straight rather than in a sandwich.)

rsb said...

Alfred Hitchcock:
I’m frightened of eggs, worse than frightened, they revolt me. That white round thing without any holes … have you ever seen anything more revolting than an egg yolk breaking and spilling its yellow liquid? Blood is jolly, red. But egg yolk is yellow, revolting. I’ve never tasted it.

* News summaries, 31 Dec. 1963
Great director but too bad he never had a good egg salad sandwich.