August 4, 2010

At the Cicada Café...

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... you can make all the noise you want.

34 comments:

Bob said...

At the cicada cafe...

You can catch a buzz?

*grins*

JAL said...

What is with it you and bugs on screens?

c3 said...

Did you catch. They like to crawl on your hand before they fly.

garage mahal said...

Beats debating whether people can marry horses.

Skippy said...

My god, the bugs of the midwest are frightening.

Teddi said...

I'm on the outside looking in.
First post.

peter hoh said...

If only Sarah Palin would swat a cicada that Andrew Sullivan was about to marry in a mosque.

Penny said...

"... you can make all the noise you want."

YES WE CAN!

Chip Ahoy said...

It took so long to develop an idea for a card that my brother's birthday loomed before I had even started making one. At that point I was pressed for time and that is always a great motivator. The card had to be in the mail TODAY if it were to arrive on schedule.

Absent of a good idea in the queue, my mind wanders naturally to Egypt. A crocodile. A crocodile eating a man. Egyptians hunting down the offending crocodile. Egyptians with crocodile shoes, purses, belts, wallets, and decidedly un-Egyptian things. I have my idea.

My brother is going to piss himself when he opens this card. He hasn't the slightest in Egyptian history or language.

Chip Ahoy said...

slightest interest ↑.

deborah said...

Chip, your cards are amazing!!! This one is hilarious, too.

Lem said...

Chips card is like the picture in this post.. there is a lot going on.. many layers?

Its magical how you can see inside, outside, behind Althouse herself and the screen and the insect.

AlphaLiberal said...

George Washington sends a message across the centuries to today's conservatives:

For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection, should demean themselves as good citizens.

But they will persist with bigotry towards Muslims, homosexuals, racism against African-Americans, and their nativist prejudices.

As profoundly un-American as all that may be.

Fen said...

Alpha, you're projecting again.

We don't hate Muslims or homosexuals. The racism come from African-Americans, not against them. And its not a "nativist prejudice" to ask that immigrants come here legally.

You, on the other hand, have bigotry against anyone who doesn't share your Leftism.

So eat your own word, Bigot.

Fen said...

Try it Alpha: for just ONE DAY dont hate Goldstein.

edutcher said...

Went tubing for The Blonde's birthday - 6 hours worth. Now I know why Davy Crockett and Mike Fink brought rifles on the keelboat race. After 4 or 5 hours at less than a mile per hour, you really have the desire to shoot something.

PS Slathered you know who with sunblock, so she didn't even pink up (thank God). Guess whose insteps burned?

HDHouse said...

not a very flattering likeness of Breitbart...sigh.

AllenS said...

Ok, enough with the horse. I can't hardly wait for the first Muslim men marrying more than one woman test case. Hopefully, it will be judged in front of that judge in CA. Open the floodgates!

HDHouse said...

@allens..

do you have several brides lined up in case your dream comes true?

AllenS said...

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pressed Americans on Wednesday to donate money to flood relief efforts in Pakistan, saying she is leading by example and just made a $10 donation herself.

“I just texted a contribution myself, because we know from our own experience, particularly in Haiti, small donations can add up to make a big difference,” Clinton told reporters on Wednesday.

The Clinton's are nothing but class. Ain't they?

AllenS said...

Mr. House,

I'm old fashioned. I'm holding out for Christie Brinkley.

WV: dresson

NO! Dress off!

jayne_cobb said...

But what will AL do without his two minutes Fen?

Clyde said...

@ Chip Ahoy

Never smile at a crocodile
No, you can't get friendly with a crocodile
Don't be taken in by his welcome grin
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin

Never smile at a crocodile
Never dip your hat and stop to talk awhile
Never run, walk away, say good-night, not good-day
Clear the aisle but never smile at Mister Crocodile

You may very well be well bred
Lots of etiquette in your head
But there's always some special case, time or place
To forget etiquette
For instance:

Never smile at a crocodile
No, you can't get friendly with a crocodile
Don't be taken in by his welcome grin
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin

Never smile at a crocodile
Never dip your hat and stop to talk awhile
Never run, walk away, say good-night, not good-day
Clear the aisle but never smile at Mister Crocodile

JAL said...

Now we know why Chip has been silent.

He's been scribbling.

What to say about his scribbling and cutting and slicing and sticking and gluing?

Words fail me. But I laughed.

lemondog said...

Time to buy votes

Rumors are running wild from Washington to Wall Street that the Obama administration is about to order government-controlled lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to forgive a portion of the mortgage debt of millions of Americans who owe more than what their homes are worth.

But for the rest of us another bailout to be paid for at some future time.

Original Mike said...

Marry horses?

Now I know I don't want to devote my precious time to reading that thread.

Original Mike said...

So, was the aurora a dude in Madison? I did my best to see something, through the trees, from my driveway last night at 10pm and didn't see a reason to seek a better viewing site.

Original Mike said...

In case you're mystified, dude => dud.

Joe said...

You all do realize that this cicada is qualified to be POTUS than the current usurper, Correct? The cicada was born here and is a natural-born cicada....Only the Wingnutz in the Tea Party don't realize this, and until they do, and frequent my blog they will be indiots.

I just thought you Hillbillies might want to know all that, in between your doses of Althouse redmeat...
Ya'betcha.

It's important to limit the need for others to chime in, this way.

rhhardin said...

I give you now Professor Twist,
A conscientious scientist,
Trustees exclaimed, "He never bungles!"
And sent him off to distant jungles.
Camped on a tropic riverside,
One day he missed his loving bride.
She had, the guide informed him later,
Been eaten by an alligator.
Professor Twist could not but smile.
"You mean," he said, "a crocodile."

Ogden Nash

Sixty Grit said...

Joe, you write like hdhouse, including making up words such as "indiots".

Really, if you are going to impugn someone's intelligence, at least show a bit of it yourself.

WV: hypercus - mach 1 swearing.

Brian said...

When the cicadas are in force here in the spring (every few years), it sounds like the martians have landed, and the tripods are just over the horizon.

When I was a kid, I'd see a cicada shell on the side of a pine tree, after it had molted, and mistakenly thought it was a locust (but I heard the same thing from other kids too). It looked so alien and icky, so of course we were fascinated with it.

Fen said...

Joe, you write like hdhouse, including making up words such as "indiots".

I think that was his point. Its parody.

Sixty Grit said...

One hopes...