May 18, 2017

At the Peony Café...

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... you can talk all night.

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17 comments:

Earnest Prole said...

Good lord that photo makes me want to pollinate.

Chuck said...

Georgia O'Keefe would be jealous of that image.

rehajm said...

Georgia O'Keefe would be jealous of that image.

Entitled: Ball of Cat Hair In My Vagina

Ann Althouse said...

Well, I was just talking about "gynecologists... finding Trump's hair in vaginas."

n said...

Oh dear, why did we go to such a nasty place when presented with the Glory of Paeonia? Oh oh. Now I see.

Be said...

"Ants in the Peonies," sounds like me imitating my grandmother on the Polish side saying "Ants in the Pants."

This is a universal problem, the ants in the peonies. Am sure I've asked before: How to mitigate things?



Known Unknown said...

I have found it funny that the Melissa McCarthy Sean Spicer bits on SNL are having the opposite effect that I think they've intended. I find most of them absolutely hilarious but they increase my favorability of Spicer. I kind of wish he would actually get out dolls and throw columns at the reporters.

karlpopperghost said...

Ben Sasse impresses me. He seems pretty intelligent and articulate

Does he? You find him "clean and articulate"? Do you like the "cut of his jib"?

.....That's glorious, to have that protected space between childhood and adulthood. But it's only glorious if you understand that it's a transitional state, it's a means to an end. Peter Pan's Neverland is a hell. It's a dystopia. And we don't want to be -- have our kids caught at a place where they're not learning how to be adults. And, right now, we're not tending to the habit formation aspects of a republic.

Well prepare to be disappointed!

***NSFA***

(that's not safe for althouse)

That's Mr Say No To Peter Pan along with Chuck Schumer pointing out the obvious..."look it's 2, 2 genders, sexes whatever! It's Bradley not Chelsea, it's Bruce not Caitlin and no tweeners. None. Dude, not a dude. That's it!"

Freeman Hunt said...

"I find most of them absolutely hilarious but they increase my favorability of Spicer."

Good point. Same here. I have no opinion of Spicer, but whenever I see the extraordinarily likable Melissa McCarthy playing him, I find myself having positive feelings toward him. I also have an impossible longing for the Melissa McCarthy version of him to be the actual press secretary.

Freeman Hunt said...
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Freeman Hunt said...

Remember Will Ferrell's George W. Bush? Also likable

David Baker said...

I was sidetracked on the way here, a news story about a car-jacking in Mississippi. A 6-year-old boy happened to be sitting in the backseat - left in the car with the engine still running while his mother dashed into the store to make a purchase. But then the car - and her son - were car-jacked. When they eventually found the car, the boy was still in the backseat, dead from a single bullet wound.

The boy's name was Kingston Frazier. He was scheduled to graduate from kindergarten today, the "class scholar." They also say he was well liked, a happy, joyful kid. But all one really needs to know is that he was only six years old.

Otherwise, the news report is largely incoherent. It's also too early to determine exactly why the little boy was shot. But I imagine he put up a "struggle," that he didn't like his mother's Toyota being car-jacked. So he yelled at the car-jacker in no uncertain terms - until finally, the car-thief couldn't take it.

Little Kingston Frazier, a hero to the end.

Humperdink said...

Ben Sasse has never impressed me, nor has any of the never Trumpers. The commie-pinko left lit the fuse for this coup, the never Trumpers poured gasoline on it, from a seemingly safe distance of course. The result they are hoping for is not the result they will get. It will not end well. There are some highly agitated people in this country.

Chuck said...

Humperdink said...
Ben Sasse has never impressed me, nor has any of the never Trumpers. The commie-pinko left lit the fuse for this coup, the never Trumpers poured gasoline on it, from a seemingly safe distance of course. The result they are hoping for is not the result they will get. It will not end well. There are some highly agitated people in this country.

I always thought that the Left was at its most vulnerable to ridicule when threatening violence and other extra-legal action.

I think the same, about such threats from Trump supporters.

Humperdink said...

@LLR. Your "extra-legal action" comment is laughable. Where were you from 2009-2016? You continue to be-clown yourself.

BTW, Not a threat, just reading middle-america.

Clyde said...

I was reading the timeline of the kidnapping and killing of the boy. The last time he was seen was at 1:15 am. The mother came out and reported the car stolen at 2:30 am. That's not just the bad judgment of darting into the store quickly. And it shows once again that nothing good happens after midnight. That little boy should have been home in bed.

BJM said...

Nice image! The first thing that came to mind was a Merce Cunningham interpretation of a Rauschenberg photographed from above.