July 2, 2012

At the Remnants of Hard Rock Café...

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... we're just trying to give it away.

26 comments:

Patrick said...

Just returned from a day of swimming with my kids. While swimming, I had a realization: Althouse is right about men in shorts (which I recognize does not apply at swimming pools). I've mostly quit wearing them, but I am carving out a caveat. When it is 85 plus degrees, I can live with looking ridiculous (I still try not to venture out too much in them).

chickelit said...

Nicht ein Lautsprecher sein

Don't be a loudspeaker.

chickelit said...

Garage band remnants?

Patrick said...

Men in shorts issue dealt with at length below, I see. That is what happens when I'm offline for a few hours.

Meade said...

"Garage band remnants?"

Genau, kleines Huhn. Another opportunity for me to gain space in my garage.

Pogo said...

Play Freebird!!

Coketown said...

The topic of men in shorts is of perennial interest. Too much can never be said on the subject.

I find denim shorts to be in poor taste--doubly poor if they are bib overall shorts--triply poor if frayed on the bottoms--trebly poor if the pockets are visible below the cut-off line.

I prefer khaki or white plaid shorts. I have a pair of white plaid shorts that would change even Althouse's mind.

Ummm. Let's see what else. Women look trashy in basketball shorts. That's unavoidable, but certainly not uncommon.

To wear shorts is to be daring. All other extremities can be dolled up with ease. Ugly arms? Distract people with rings and a tasteful watch. Ugly face? Try makeup or excessive facial hair. But there's not much you can do for unsightly legs except cover them up with pants.

See? Perennially interesting!

richard mcenroe said...

And just what is wrong with men in shorts?

http://tinyurl.com/7ng5mg3

chickelit said...

re: Men in shorts

Althousian nightmare, rhhardin copycat--beshorted male flight attendant on Southwest: link

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Hiked a Presidential Traverse on Saturday. 23 miles and over 9000" of elevation gain. 18.5 hours of hiking, about 12 of those above treeline.

Absolutely beautiful weather. Very comfortable shorts and t-shirt weather from when we got up at 4am until we got well down into the valley around 9pm, after which it was a bit too warm, but not that bad.

We saw a couple of other groups near the start, but none chose the particular path up Madison that we took, so our group of 3 was alone until the summit. There was a couple groups on Madison, and more at Madison Springs hut. But we had the summit of Adams to ourselves for the five minutes we were there.

Jefferson was crowded because it is the easiest to hike, and Washington was very crowded, since you can drive to the summit, or take the cog railway. There was a fair amount of traffic on the way down to Lakes of the Clouds hut, but after that it really dropped off.

If you are into hiking, and in good shape, I would highly recommend it.

edutcher said...

Those looked like sirens.

I was wondering when Hard Rock did duck and cover.

PS A lot of guys look bad in shorts because they are either dumpy, scrawny, or have chicken legs.

If you're in reasonably good shape and have fairly muscular legs, you, too, can make the ladies swoon.

Patrick said...

That is a hell of a hike, Ignorance. My wife has New England roots, and worked summers in the White Mountains, more or less in that area. We're going to climb Mt. Cardigan (Nothing like the Presidential), but I'm taking a day to do Washington. It will be in August, so it should be ok, but I know Washington can turn on you real fast.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Yeah, it was 18 miles of the most enjoyable hiking I've ever done, with the added bonus of 5 miles of grueling death-march tacked on to the end. I'm guessing there were a couple dozen people doing the traverse that day. Our group was clearly the slowest. Then again, with ages from 39 to 45, we were probably the oldest group too.

AprilApple said...

Those are what tinitus in old age look like.

XRay said...

It's hard, really, to relate the personal without seeming all needy attention getting and shit, even when it is relevant.

You're right though, April, about old age, especially when that old age hearing loss is the result of young age idealism. Lots of gunfire, aircraft engines, and oh hell, the occasional Dead concert.

I'd love new ears.

Chip Ahoy said...

Does it frustrate you as a reader as much as it frustrates me to be so disrespected that the page is refreshed while you are reading it for the purpose of improving page statistics?

FireFox has a refresh blocker add on that stops that so you can read Drudge and Instapundit without having your chain jerked.

Chip Ahoy said...

An alternate approach is to copy/paste the whole page into another document and read through the links at your leisure.

Chip Ahoy said...

You're not reading the page for that purpose, of course, it's refreshed for that purpose. Apologies for the sloppy writing there.

Chip Ahoy said...

I'm becoming impatient worse and worse.

Linked to one of those "7 things you need to ... " and you go over there and it's one thing to check per page. The content could be put on one page simple as can be I do it all the time, every single day, and yet 7 little things take 7 pages to convey. I'm tired of that crap. Really tired. But I do check them out, see the set up and leave. Immediately now. No messing around. I decide in an instant that I simply do not care about 7 this or 11 that or 14 or anything at all that needs to be spread out so that it's click wait look read, click wait look read, click wait look read, click wait look read, click wait look read, click wait look read. Bite me. I have all day but no time for that.

mischy said...

Denmark Accommodation WA

I love vintage things. This will have a place in my garage for sure. Does it still works?

MadisonMan said...

I love this story!

Daniel Fielding said...

I wished I lived in Madison, so that I could have picked up thos speakers. But, Ann Arbor is too far away. Unfortunately.

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Ann Althouse said...

"I wished I lived in Madison, so that I could have picked up thos speakers. But, Ann Arbor is too far away. Unfortunately."

We're still looking for someone to take them.

chickelit said...

I'll bet those speakers took their fair share of abuse--maybe even blew a 50-amp fuse.

Julia Ionov said...

Thanks for posting this one. Sounds good to me. I've searching some garage band remnants for the battle of sounds in our community.
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