December 15, 2009

At the Oranges Hotel...

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... write 4 inches. Do tell.

40 comments:

J. Riordan said...

You know what I can't stand about Flickr? The comments! Every good photo has a ton of meaningless comments attached to it... "Great." "Wow." "Best photo ever." Etcetra.

As for the oranges: Is there a Godfather out there that needs to meet his end? Tiger Woods? A politician?

kalmia said...
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traditionalguy said...

Fresh fruit juice was the limeys answer to scurvy on long sea voyages and it is a great answer to vitamen C deficiency in the winter months. I prefer Indian River Ruby Red grapefruit juice with added fiber, calcium and omega 3. They squeeze it for me too.

kalmia said...

Actually, I see that there are four square plates. They are probably four of the small round dishes, too. They're just hard to see.

HKatz said...

4 inches.

edutcher said...

traditionalguy said...

Fresh fruit juice was the limeys answer to scurvy on long sea voyages and it is a great answer to vitamen C deficiency in the winter months. I prefer Indian River Ruby Red grapefruit juice with added fiber, calcium and omega 3. They squeeze it for me too.

Which, of course, is how British military personnel came to be called, "Limeys". Personally, I like that name better than, "Brits".

Onions do the same thing. There's a story of a troop of the 9th Cavalry on a very long patrol chasing Comanches. Upon seeing a field of onions planted by some Chinese miners and wracked by scurvy, they "threw out a skirmish line and not an onion lived to tell the tale".

PS That bowl reminds me of an old ceramic one my Mom had. Hers was a bit more gold in color and had a little bit of embellishment on it, but many a good batch of brownies was mixed therein.

Sigh. (Thanks, guys. You just brought back a nice memory.)

Irene said...

orange you glad you're married?

Palladian said...

Oranges in a beautiful stoneware bowl? Eggs in my 18th century Wedgwood bowl.

t-man said...

When Global Warming finally kicks in, I can plant an orange tree in my backyard here in Pennsylvania. Can't wait.

Lem said...

Good thing you asked for four.

Palladian said...

Yemen Mocha in my 18th century Sèvres porcelain cup?

Palladian said...

Duck eggs on my Qianlong period Chinese export porcelain plate?

Chip Ahoy said...

Salad with shrimp and apple.

edutcher said...

Irene said...

orange you glad you're married?

Santa has a lump of coal with your name on it.

Irene said...

Tee hee, for sure!

LonewackoDotCom said...

Regarding writing, I did my time: I just spent many minutes looking through the provisions of a new amnesty bill and discussing just how bad it is. You won't find discussions like that from bloggers, but even worse many of the current GOP/Republican leaders will probably ignore, support, or take a fall for this or a related bill. That includes the tea partiers, whose leaders are libertarians or corrupt Beltway hacks who receive money from those who want greater immigration.

XWL said...

How will I know when I've written four inches? It all depends on the monitor you choose to view this own, so the number of inches of this comment is dependent on the monitor (or device in the case of you smartphone using folks) used.

I really want to follow the instructions for this comment section, but I'm afraid it's technologically impossible to be certain that the user-end experience meets the parameters set forth.

Oh, well, instead I'll just pimp my lists of best films of the 00s.

Here's what I've come up with so far:

2000
Battle Royale, Best In Show, Almost Famous

2001
Shaolin Soccer, Wet Hot American Summer, Spirited Away

2002
Orange County, Infernal Affairs, Femme Fatale (a weak year for films)

2003
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Finding Nemo, Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (a remarkable year for actually satisfying blockbusters)

2004
The Incredibles, Kill Bill Vol2(and1), Kung Fu Hustle

That's it so far, if you want reasons, and the films that just missed the top three of that year, follow the link. So far, seems like a good decade for Asian films, and a bad decade for good 'serious' films.

(D'oh! Looks like I'm way over four inches...)

(Also, that's what she said)

Palladian said...

I suppose everyone at the Orange Hotel has fallen asleep on their soft beds of Satsuma mandarins...

reader_iam said...

For the hell of it: Frank Rich on Whoopi Goldberg circa 1984.

reader_iam said...

Also, how 'bout that move of Gitmo inmates from sunny climes to the village of Thomson, IL (and the silly, amusing, not particularly useful description of the Thomson Correctional Center as [just] 150 miles from Chicago? (You'd think they were talking Naperville, or something.)

wv: Orion

Oh, tee-freakin'--hee!

vbspurs said...

OT: Busy two days for me, but I wanted to share this link with my fellow Althousians:

IT'S HAPPENED AGAIN!

"WASHINGTON – It wasn't a state dinner, and they didn't crash it on purpose.

Still, a Georgia couple who showed up at the White House a day early for a tour somehow wound up at an invitation-only breakfast with President Barack Obama and the first lady. It left the White House once again explaining how people who were not on an event guest list wound up being ushered into the presidential mansion anyway."

Come ON now.

Who has to die before the Obama White House tightens up access to the President in the WHITE HOUSE??

Cheers,
Victoria

reader_iam said...

Victoria: I'm getting a "404 Not Found" in response to clicking on the link you posted. Repost it?

reader_iam said...

OK. This must be it. (Or at least it refers to the same incident.)

reader_iam said...

I'm not sure about the *again* part, though, since this appears to have occurred a couple of weeks prior to the Salahi incident.

reader_iam said...

Huh. Interesting how that article is written, and how the Darden quotes read [/are phrased].

Makes me want to Google the Dardens, as well.

peter hoh said...

Yeah, lots of flickr comments are worth squat, but the tags and other features (like notes) more than make up for it.

reader_iam said...

Lord, I do love history--history being, at heart, the narrative of various smaller stories which lead to all sorts of connections, some of them quite large and sometimes even momentous.

***
Fun times.

Did you know that FDR owned a hand-controller car he bought from a Hogansville, GA, dealership owned by a man named Darden?

Never heard of that my entire life, until now.

Titus said...

I saw Tom Ford's A Single Man tonight.

Run to the theaters fellow republicans when it gets to your Red States in the summer or many months past it's due date.

Tom Ford, what a fantastic transition from Gucci to film.

Colin Firth-tour de force and Oscar Worthy.

Julianne Moore-delish.

Absolutely stunning.

Lem said...

Who has to die before the Obama White House tightens up access to the President in the WHITE HOUSE??

Dont be taken in - its a purposeful distraction.

The SS has become a political operation. nothing is sacred.

wv - heist - see?

Titus said...

If you love Gucci in the late 90's, and who amongst us didn't, you are going to love A Single Man.

Like a dreamy perfume commercial.

I devoured it, every last bite.

Julianne Moore putting on eyeliner, I totally jizzed my pants.

edutcher said...

Lem said...

Who has to die before the Obama White House tightens up access to the President in the WHITE HOUSE??

Dont be taken in - its a purposeful distraction.

The SS has become a political operation. nothing is sacred.


Certainly when the Demos are in charge.

If the Secret Service (don't use the initials, it defames a lot of good men and women) is political in this case, on whose side is it?

WV "scherhoo" What Sonny said when he met his future bride.

t-man said...

Good morning Althouse and All.

Which of those oranges got squoze for this morning's juice?

The Crack Emcee said...

Breakfast is served at TMR:

Come and get it,...

Ralph L said...

Why are women bad drivers?
Because for centuries, they've been told that 4 inches is actually 6.

MadisonMan said...

The slanting winter sun.

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Meade said...

Good eye, MMan.

Ann Althouse said...

@Ralph That's not the way I've heard that old joke. I heard it as why are men so bad at (whatever)... They *think* etc etc.

Your form of the joke has women believing what men say, and that's not even good as misogyny.

Ralph L said...

I didn't know there was a distaff version of that joke.

The male one cuts both sexes down to size, which yours (characteristically female?) doesn't.

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