December 23, 2010

At the Pomegranate Café...

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... you don't need to be so careful.

28 comments:

Trooper York said...

Wait a minute!

I think I saw Sarah Palin's face reflected in that glass of juice.

It's a Christmas miracle!

chickelit said...

I thought you were on a cruise ship with no internet Troop?

chickelit said...

I see one hand shadow feeding a rectangle to another hand shadow.

Trooper York said...

I leave tomorrow. This is last licks.

So to speak.

chickelit said...

I leave tomorrow. This is last licks.

I keep seeing tweets tonight from Lee Lee's. Is that your wife tweeting or is that you incognito?

Trooper York said...

No that's her. She is tweeting our trip till we leave. She has quite a following I must say.

Freeman Hunt said...

I got annoyed while researching charity ratings today. What is this obsession with overhead? There seems to be this odd assumption that in the non-profit world, all dollars spent on actual charitable goods or services are equally effective.

It's effectiveness. That's what counts.

If some charity has a bunch of overhead but is extremely effective and makes a tremendous difference, it is a better charity than one with no overhead that blows its money on silly things.

I could start a charity tomorrow with no overhead at all that collected cash and then threw it into the city drainpipes in case poor people might be hiding in the sewers. I could call it SAID, Sewer Aid. It would have no overhead at all; every penny would go to the cause. And yet, you'd be a fool to donate to it.

Charity ratings should be more sophisticated.

chickelit said...

Charity isn't so complicated Freeman. The Prophet Muhammad taught: link. I was enlightened on the Boston subway last night.

Freeman Hunt said...

"Charity is killing your whore daughter who goes out with infidel Hindus."

Wait, that wasn't on there. Maybe that was on a poster in their house.

Clyde said...

Having the glass of pomegranate juice that close to the edge of the table seems kind of Risky to me.

Clyde said...

No, Trooper, yesterday was Festivus, so it would have had to have been a Festivus miracle.

Chip Ahoy said...

Say, have you seen the Annie Lennox video, something about merry gentlemen resting. Here is a host that is not Youtube and without the soul-crushing advert. (The comments at YouTube are characteristically dark-hearted and ignorant.)

Chip Ahoy said...

Say, have you seen the Annie Lennox video, something about merry gentlemen resting. Here is a host that avoids YouTube's soul-crushing advert.

Revenant said...

I can't tell if my pomegranate tree is dead or just lost all its leaves for the San Diego "winter".

traditionalguy said...

Merry Christmas Eve Trooper and all you guys. Don't get any pomegranate on you.

edutcher said...

Pomegranate is in all of a sudden. The Blonde even tried some pomegranate popsicles when she had her dental surgery (swelling is finally down, thankfully).

A split pomegranate was a symbol for a woman's external genitalia.

I'm sure Troop would want to know that.

Pogo said...

Wishing:
1) A speedy recovery for the Blonde, edutcher.

2) A joyful cruise to Trooper and his beloved.

3) Sweet memories of Father to comfort Freeman and family this first season of his passing.

4) A still and quiet Holiday for our Hostess and Meade, with the earth resplendent under its snowy mask.

5) Royalties for Chip, whose work seems to have been lifted by Annie Lennox.

6) Healing for Beth's dear family, recovering after the fire.

7) A very happy Christmas to All the Usual Suspects at Althouse.

The Crack Emcee said...

Merry Christmas, Troop! Thanks for the laughs (at my expense)!

Freeman, don't give money to a charity - give it to actual people. It lets them know there are good people in the world - but, if you can't go along with that, give it to the U.S.O. where you know it's needed.

If I had it, I'd be slyly handing out gobs of money dressed as Santa.

"Charity is killing your whore daughter who goes out with infidel Hindus."

For some reason that doesn't bother me right now. Probably because I'm glad they kill each other. Yea, I've got the Christmas Spirit!

Pogo,

Thanks, and I echo your thoughts - except for towards Meade:

He's been a very, very bad boy! (LOL!)

AllenS said...

Happy birthday, Jesus.

Your friend, AllenS

The Crack Emcee said...

Hey Freeman, see?:

This is what you do at Christmas!

The Crack Emcee said...

Critics say the homeless would be better served if donations were made to one of the many area charities.

And I still say I know what to do for me better than anyone else.

Pogo said...

Feliz Navidad, Crack.

Here's to the healing of all wounds past, and may you make from them a joyous noise.

edutcher said...

Pogo said...

Wishing:
1) A speedy recovery for the Blonde, edutcher.


The surgery was a while ago. She's just getting over the after-effects.

Many thanks!

Titus said...

Pogo, you forgot me on your list of Mary christmas.

Must of been a mistake.

Penny said...

Freeman, we are of like minds on charities, and Martin Hutchinson over at "Asia Times" is thinking OUT OF THE BOX.

Charity should stop here.

It's a must-read article.

Penny said...

Here's a not so little teaser...

"Given charities' averse effect on the economy, their own economic
inefficiency, the great inefficiency of the charitable tax deduction and the disinclination of the very rich to give charitable donations to the poor, it is clear that the charitable deduction should be ended, as should the tax exemption for charities' income, the tax exemption on their real estate and their other benefits from the public purse. Since excessive charitable activity is economically damaging, such activity should no longer be subsidized by the remainder of the economy."

peter hoh said...

Titus, here's a little gift for you.

veni vidi vici said...

That's an exquisite specimen of surrealist imagery. Bravo!