October 1, 2013

At the Hand-Carved-Ice Café...

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... you can talk about anything you want. (But you have to wait for me to moderate your comments in, because that's the kind of place this has become.)

23 comments:

El Pollo Raylan said...

"Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess."

~Oscar Wilde

Anga2010 said...

pfffbbbbbbbbbbtttttttttttttt! *raspberry*

Ann Althouse said...

Moderation in all things.

El Pollo Raylan said...

"Moderation in all things, especially moderation.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Broomhandle said...

I see a skull. Chilling. Get it? Chilling! I kill myself!

Terry said...

I wonder if Althouse makes her students read and comment on 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge'. In my community college career, I think I've done it about eleventy-billion times.
One of the joys of graduating is never having to read 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' ever again.

WestVirginiaRebel said...

Can we talk about how Woody Allen is apparently even creepier and crazier than we thought he was?

Almost Ali said...

There's nothing on television, and I mean nothing. Or at the least, a monotonous sameness that's overwhelming. "Nay!..." you say? Well, believe me, I tried watching Breaking Bad but the best I could give was three minutes.

But to be fair, maybe it's the real-life distractions looming large in the foreground. Television as entertainment doesn't make much sense in the context of Hope and Change.

Anyway, as I was leaving the house earlier tonight, I saw a neighbor across the way as she and her teenage daughter approached the family car - the daughter's face illuminated only by her iPhone. A subtle show of white light against the darkness, within which the girl was totally absorbed. And I thought, that's the kind of television I want, totally absorbing... so I can forget what's going on - in the foreground - for longer than three minutes.

WestVirginiaRebel said...

Can we talk about how Woody Allen is apparently even creepier and crazier than we already thought he was?

Mark Trade said...

You know, Ayn Rand thought Aristotle was the greatest philosopher who ever lived. Practically worshipped the ground he walked on. Perhaps Rand gives more credit to his thoughts on moderation than you would think, Ann?

American Liberal Elite said...

Moderation in pursuit of virtue is no justice. - Barry Goldwater

Rusty said...

Broomhandle said...
I see a skull. Chilling. Get it? Chilling! I kill myself!

I see something that looks like some sort of afterbirth.
Unless it's whisky it can't be good for you.

Glen Filthie said...

No kidding Ann.

What kind of uncultured cretin puts ice in scotch? Do you people all live in trailer parks?

tim in vermont said...

The "And then there was one." strategy. Every time the president makes a stink out of some cut, the Republicans offer to fund it. The Democrats are forced to vote it down, because that gives the Republicans a way to dictate spending using their power of the purse. Ideally, there will be one item left to be funded at the end of this process.

Of course the Dems see this coming, so they keep voting for the shutdown to continue, because they do not want to get anywhere near such an endgame.

This is where the plan falls apart, no matter how many times the Dems refuse to end the shutdown on one issue or another, the press will blame the Republicans anyway.

mrs. e said...

Moderation in all things.

Easier said than done.

Ann Althouse said...

"What kind of uncultured cretin puts ice in scotch?"

This is actually a mixed drink with the ironic name "Expensive Scotch"... so, I have to say that you are the one not keeping up with the culture. The concoction is an intentional and comical performance.

Ann Althouse said...

Consumed — in duplicate — at a hipster place that some people here probably can recognize.

TMink said...

WestVirginia, you are accepting Mia Farrow as an accurate witness. That is quite an assumption! Now Woody has besmirched his own reputation quite well, and I do not mean to articulate for his sanity or moral correctness. I am just much more skeptical of his former wife's ability to relate facts with her own strong emotional spin on reality.

Trey

George Sewell said...

Moderation is a wonderful thing, as long as you get enough.

JOB said...

There once was a fellow from Wisconsin
Who would walk from Madison to Dublin
Always so irrigated
And never too irritated
When the pubs all closed before eleven.

Trashhauler said...

I used up my personal quota of scotch (and all other alcohol) some years ago, but my probable response back then would have not so polite as yours.

Anyone who shows such disrespect to others on a matter of taste is more barbarian than cultured.

Trashhauler said...

One should not let people get away with such bullying.

Paul Brinkley said...

Moderating comments on the Internet is hard. --Abraham Lincoln