March 16, 2012

At the Late Winter Café...



... I'm in a good mood.

37 comments:

purplepenquin said...

Given the way the day started, shouldn't ya say you're in a happy mood?

I've been smiling all day...hope everyone else has been too.

Patrick said...

I was happier before Duke lost.

Patrick said...

But I do get a huge kick out of the upsets in the tourney.

edutcher said...

So am I. It's a lovely 68 in NE OH; weather one never associates with St Paddy's Day.

So, for those of true Irish descent, not those who celebrate the day simply as another excuse to get plastered (in much the same way they celebrate Cinco De Mayo)*, take a moment to recall all those brave souls, our forebears, who came to this country to help build a nation.

And remember most came here looking for the freedom to practice their religion, something under attack now, as then.

* For them, the day might as well be named, as those PC morons in MA (where else?) put it, O'Green Day.

PS Tho' you and your beloved may not hail from the Auld Sod, Madame, a grand St Patrick's Day to the both of you as well.

pm317 said...

Heard on the Five today:

Greg Gutfeld: "Newt Gingrich's ego is so big, it has its own ego."

That makes me laugh.

EDH said...

That egocentric Kony video guy evidently had a meltdown.

Oh, the pain.

The director of a video gone viral that calls for the arrest of fugitive Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony has been hospitalized in California for exhaustion following an "unfortunate incident," his group said on Friday.
It said filmmaker Jason Russell's condition stemmed from the emotional toll of recent weeks...

"Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition. He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better," Ben Keesey, head of Invisible Children, said in a statement.

"The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday," he added, without giving details.
Asked about media reports that Russell had been detained, a San Diego police spokeswoman said a 33-year-old white man had been taken to a medical facility for evaluation and treatment on Thursday morning after police received reports that he was acting "bizarrely."

But San Diego Police spokeswoman Lieutenant Andra Brown said she could not release the identity of the person detained.

She said people called police to say that the man, who was not arrested, was running into traffic and yelling while in "various stages of undress."

Invisible Children, Russell's nonprofit group, tapped 12 influential policymakers and 20 celebrities with popular Twitter accounts, including Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie, to spread the video. Since then, the company owned by powerful producer Harvey Weinstein has contacted Russell to buy the film.

The phenomenal success of the video, including the savvy media campaign with tweets about Kony, has been hailed for inspiring young people to activism, but has suffered criticism including that it oversimplified a long-standing human rights crisis.

Irene said...

heard this fellow on the radio today.

Atheism 2.0: secularism now wants to embrace the social, traditional trappings of religion. Will that be enough to put secularists in good spirits?

The Crack Emcee said...

A TMR message for Carnifex:

Pay Me No Mind (That's What Belief Comes To Anyway,...)

The Crack Emcee said...

Irene,

heard this fellow on the radio today.

Atheism 2.0: this fellow now wants to embrace the social, traditional trappings of religion. Will that be enough to put this fellow in good spirits?


FIFY.

EDH said...

Invisible Children Co-Founder Detained: SDPD

SDPD said he was found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and possibly under the influence of something

A co-founder for Invisible Children was detained in Pacific Beach on Thursday for being drunk in public and masturbating, according to the San Diego Police Department.

Jason Russell, 33, was allegedly found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and possibly under the influence of something, according to the SDPD. He was detained at the intersection of Ingraham Street and Riviera Road.
An SDPD spokesperson said the man detained was acting very strange, some may say bizarre. Video: SDPD statement

"Due to the nature of the detention, he was not arrested," Lt. Andra Brown said. "During the evaluation we learned we probably needed to take him to a medical facility because of statements he was saying."

Police said they received several calls Thursday at 11:30 a.m. of a man in various stages of undress, running through traffic and screaming.

Police described Russell as "in his underwear." He allegedly took off his underwear at one point, but it was back on by the time officers arrived, said police.

Alan said...

Question du nuit: has Obamacare rendered the "keep government out of womens' bodies" slogan obsolete?

traditionalguy said...

You go Bali Hi and have Happy Happy Talk all day. South Pacific love song music arrived in Wisconsin today.

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Petunia said...

I'm happy to report that the mud puddles in the area's best dog park are in excellent condition, and my foxhound believes in full immersion baptism.

The Crack Emcee said...

Didn't someone mention the superior parenting skills of the French recently?

And didn't I say they were full of shit?

Synova said...

"Didn't someone mention the superior parenting skills of the French recently?

And didn't I say they were full of shit?
"

Yes, yes, you did.

Carnifex said...

@Crack Emcee

Thank you for responding. I am glad someone watches the watchers. Guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.

Keep the...uhh.. unfaith :-)

bagoh20 said...

"Here comes the sun (doo doo doo doo)
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right

Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right
It's all right"

Carnifex said...

@Patrick

I was unhappy Duke lost also. I called my dad up, and told him that this was horrible. There would be no re-match of the 1998 game. I was looking forward to whooping that Dukie a$$. :-)

Curry picked a bad night to get the yips. But I thought the major reason you lost was ignoring your inside game. Plumlee brothers had a big advantage over Lehigh, but weren't being fed the ball. Too many of their points came of rebounds, not assists. Kelly being hurt, and Curry's off night left too little outside offense, and Lehigh was able to hide their athletic deficiencies.

You'll be fine next year. But the NCAA's Redemption Tour for UK is kaput. No UConn. No Duke. All they can hope for is IU to win.

Pogo said...
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Pogo said...

Crack, I thought you were going to post this article from the Atlantic.

Lem said...

... I'm in a good mood.

Sidebar poll says 76% of the respondents agree that the professor is in a good mood.

16% disagree.. and 8% are not sure..

Lem said...

Cherish The Day

Lem said...

Love Is In Control

(Finger On The Trigger)

Chip Ahoy said...

I did not realize until now that when you tie the laces together of someone's sneakers and toss them into naked branches that if they stay up there then they turn into rotten apples.

edutcher said...

Irene said...

heard this fellow on the radio today.

Atheism 2.0: secularism now wants to embrace the social, traditional trappings of religion. Will that be enough to put secularists in good spirits?


The ones that are Lefties, no. Lefties are never in good spirits.

Even when they're happy, they're miserable.

Rusty said...

At the Late Winter Café...

I'm in a good mood.




I can change that for ya in a heartbeat.

Rusty said...

To day is St. Patricks Day.
In the Auld Sod it is a day of reflection and holy mass.
Here in the US It is a day where Irish wannabes, amateur drinkers all, start early and often and before noon are puking on their shoes.
Shalom and begorrah and stay at home tonight.

Hagar said...

St. Patrick was a p-Gaelic speaker; not Irish.

Beta Rube said...

I hate St. Patty's day. We are the only ethnos who celebrate the worst aspects of our stereotype by glorifying the drinking and brawling.

To me it seems like Italians celebrating Columbus day by breaking the fingers of those who are slow to repay loans.

I like being American these days. No need for the hyphen or the phony good will.

Patrick said...

Carnifex-

I appreciate the thought. Honestly, though, I don't give a rat's rear end about Duke, except that I picked them to win it all. My 10 year old (who picked Kentucky) was delighted. Our brackets are pretty much experiments in guessing, since neither of us has watched a minute of college basketball this season. Too busy so far to even see a tournament game.

Too much of it is on cable. But, that's probably to my advantage.

Happy St. Patrick's Day all!

Curious George said...

I would think someone in a good mood would call this the "early spring cafe".

MadisonMan said...

Shouldn't it be the Super-Early Spring cafe?

MadisonMan said...

CG: I didn't scroll all the way down. Sorry to stomp on your comment.

Carnifex said...

@Patrick

I'm glad you don't care for Duke, shows good taste.(I was being polite)-lol

And you son is wise for his years.

deborah said...

Remember to wear green...unless you want to be pinched.

Beta, maybe in this work-a-day world some humans need every chance they can get at celebration...Cinco de Mayo hola!

Joe Schmoe said...

Lem, thanks for the Sade link. I loved her in the 90s and haven't listened to her for a few years now. I'll have to dig out our old CDs. Her music ages well, like a good wine.

Re: happiness, here's a link to one of my guilty pleasure 80s tunes: Cry by Godley and Creme (good video too).