Listicle madness.

No one ever guarantees anyone that a career they enter at 22 or so will be the same 20, 30 or 40 years later. When I went to J-school, it was soon enough after Watergate that half my classmates were intent on toppling a government before their 30th birthday. “I want to ferret out crooks,” a very talented colleague told me when we were both young and wet behind the ears.

He took a buyout a few years back. Not sure what he’s doing now.

Me, I like to think I’m adaptable. And so, in the great tradition of 13 reasons Washington is failing, and seven habits of highly ineffective political parties, let’s get listicle!

XX reasons Nance is blogging instead of raking leaves (I’ll fill in the number part later)

Because crazed truckers are descending upon the nation’s capital, and when I say crazy, I ain’t whistlin’ Dixie, sister. One of its co-organizers — and I’ll grant you, the connections get a bit tenuous here — is said to believe Osama bin Laden is alive and living in the White House and guess what name he’s known by now? Not Larry the Kitchen Custodian, for starters.

Because yesterday I went on a bike ride after work and picked up a buddy. Guy pulled up to pass and struck up a conversation. Turned out we were heading out for about the same place, so we rode together. He went fast, which made me go faster than I’d intended, and it felt pretty good. The conversation ranged from this to that, and ended, as it inevitably must, on Miley Cyrus. I have decided that from now on, I will defend her to all comers. I am now on Team Miley. Team Twerk. Team Tongue. Yeah, girl! You go ratchet, you! (I have no idea what that last part means. I do know her current look is something called ratchet, and it comes from African-American culture. Of course.) Also, I’m with T-Lo: I sort of like the white ensemble she’s thrown together in this two-shot critique, and her hair is downright cute.

Because this is a pretty good story, Detroit-centric, but it surely applies to parts of your town, too. You know how you’ll be traveling through a real ghetto neighborhood and suddenly come across one little house that is kept in apple-pie order?

When (Dorothy) Wafer moved to the east side in 1975, there were only well-maintained homes, she said. Today, a dozen buildings on her street are empty, including the elementary school that her three girls attended. The Detroit Future City report, a master plan for reconfiguration created by political and business leaders, designates the area for an alternative use.

Still, her mother back home in northern Louisiana’s Claiborne Parish instilled the importance of keeping her property nice, she said. The family, including Wafer’s domestic-servant mother, construction-worker father and nine siblings lived in a one-story home surrounded by cotton fields. Wafer remembers that besides corn, greens, sweet potatoes and watermelons, her mother also took time to plant petunias.

Bless Dorothy Wafer’s heart. And I don’t mean that in the southern sense.

Because I think I owe Antonin Scalia an apology. There is a devil, he’s real, and his name is Ryan Murphy, creator of “American Horror Story:”

Coven opens in 1834 New Orleans, with a vicious Kathy Bates playing Madame LaLaurie, a scheming society woman who delights in dreaming up new ways to torture her slaves. Early on, she daubs blood, sourced from human pancreas, on her face like Noxzema. In her attic, she gruesomely tortures men she keeps in cages: The camera shows us a man whose face is all but peeled off, another whose mouth has been sewed around a mouthful of excrement, and another who’s been made into a minotaur.

Because I remember Ohio, and apparently it’s not the current version.

Because I had a lousy Pilates class today.

Because it’s time to eat. Have a good Thursday, all.

I think that’s seven reasons, right?

Posted at 12:30 am in Current events |

49 responses to “Listicle madness.”

  1. paddyo' said on October 10, 2013 at 3:05 am

    Good list — but listicle? God how I hate that term. Too many flashbacks to the worst aspects of my former employer, The Nation’s Nicepaper . . .

    BTW, as I said late Wednesday night on yesterday’s thread, apologies for not being around to discuss that Yellowstone National Park “Gestapo” government shutdown thread. I left a couple of comments at the end over there about it, for any who were following the discussion . . .

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  2. David C. said on October 10, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Don’t rake your leaves, it’s a waste of time and effort as well as being bad for the lawn. Just run them over with the lawn mower.

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  3. beb said on October 10, 2013 at 8:30 am

    listicle sounds too much like testicle.

    Isn’t the number one reason nancy isn’t raking leaves is that the leaves haven’t fallen yet?

    The Trucker’s March is organized by one of he soverign citizen types who wants to arrest Pres. Obama, Sen Reid, and I forget who all else, so we can be restored to a “constitutional” government. Since this sounds like a coup de tat I think the Secret Service and the Army ought to mobilized to arrest all of these wannabe revolutionists.

    Of course if I were running an overthrow of the government I’d arrest the Republican House members for treason. Fortuneately I’m too lazy to try anything like that.

    There was a list of the 8 cars that ought to be brought back. Mostly it looked like a list of ugly looking sports cars that no one ever cared about in the first place. Personally I’d like to see the return of the 50 mpg Geo Metro, and of compact size station wagons. But that’s about all.

    Another list was of 25 rock and roll singers who could only sing rock and roll. One candidate was Tom Waits, who never sang rock and roll. Another was Janis Joplin who’s highest hits were blues and country covers. Even Neil Young, whose voice has always been problematic, sings rock, country, and blues. Seriously, do these writers even know what they’re talking about?

    Last week i saw a man on a a street corner with a new kind of begging. He was asking for gas, even had a gas can at his feet. Now this week – at the same intersection but on a different corner I saw a man holding a sign that read: “will lie for beer.” I’m beginning to think these guys aren’t beggars – they’re performance artists.

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  4. Deborah said on October 10, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Alice Munro wins the Noble Prize for Literature. Much deserved in my opinion.

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  5. brian stouder said on October 10, 2013 at 9:23 am

    In keeping with the listicle festivus, here’s an enflamed listicle (the right listicle?)

    What’s the worst that could happen? 7 debt-default doomsday scenarios

    Pretty scary stuff…if ya b’leeve what the librul ‘state-controlled meeeedia’ says!

    Oxy-Rush and Shit-for-Brains-Sean will ‘splain it all away today, as ‘merica has its mid-day PB&J

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  6. David C. said on October 10, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I know two truckers. One, my brother, works for a trucking company. I doubt they want their trucks going to Washington instead of making money. The other is an owner-operator. His margins are very thin and I don’t think he, as wingnutty as he is, is going to spend one thin dime going to Washington instead of making money. So who would these people be? I got no clue.

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  7. Judybusy said on October 10, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Nancy, I would have liked a warning about the very gruesome descriptions in the movie summary. Like having to click on a separate link. That stuff will now stay with me for days. And Kathy Bates: what the hell are you thinking, acting in that?!

    We are having perfect, perfect weather here–lows in the 60s, days in the high 70s. So I’ve been biking to work. I love seeing the trees lit up with early morning sun.

    Buried in the link about 7 habits of highly ineffective politicians is the book recommendation, “It’s Even Worse that It Looks….” I highly recommend it, and believe I mentioned it earlier this year. It fleshes out that list, but it’s not overly long or snoozeriffic.

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  8. coozledad said on October 10, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Kathy Bates’ character would have been unlikely in the antebellum south. Even in the upper reaches of the medieval southern caste system women were just brood mares, dick socks or homeless orphans. The chattel system inevitably begins a process of self immolation by divesting itself of all but its cruelest, stupidest and most venal.

    I don’t doubt there were men who took up sport torture, along with their habits of getting puke drunk, dog hunting, playing long bullets(a mock war game similar to football, but with more maiming and death) getting puke drunk, begetting bastards and getting puke drunk, then leaving the estate to Jeeber.

    It’s a model for a society the Republicans have willfully taken up, without the interesting vernacular architecture.

    There are a couple of historical anecdotes about blood fetishism that might lend some support to a male version of Bates’ character. Innocent VIII receiving a primitive blood transfusion on his deathbed from three boys(the blood was pumped into his mouth, and all four of them died), and Elizabeth Bathory, but he was a pope and she was a royal, both exempt from the chattel laws governing the existence of women to this day.

    If the country doesn’t burn down, the relaxation of sex laws might permit enough Republicans to venture far enough out of the closet to quit having to put on the hunting gear, grab a shotgun and go fuck their buddies in the woods, but it will take many generations to breed the sheer vicious stupidity back out of them, and that’s supposing it doesn’t just infect the rest of the species.

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  9. Roy Edroso said on October 10, 2013 at 10:24 am

    You take pilates?

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  10. nancy said on October 10, 2013 at 10:33 am

    The first leaves are indeed starting to fall, and in Grosse Pointe, the unspoken law is clear: When a leaf appears on your lawn BANISH IT TO THE CURB.

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  11. Charlotte said on October 10, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Leaves *just* turning here. Such a weird year. We only got the first hard frost yesterday. Going to tear out all my now-dead tomatoes and cukes and build a hoop house for winter greens. Did it a couple of years ago, and had my own greens until late December, then starting up again in early March. I think I really only like cool-weather gardening … And in Livingston we don’t have to rake leaves, we just wait for the wind to start up again!

    Mylie was pretty much off my radar, but I did thoroughly enjoy this Brady-Bunch style cover with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots — especially Questlove’s raised eyebrows at the line about doing coke in the bathroom:

    And yay Alice Munro! A woman *and* a short story writer wins the Nobel. Her territory is fairly narrow but her technical virtuosity is seemingly without end … Very very thrilling.

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  12. Dorothy said on October 10, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I’m with you, Judybusy, about that gruesome description. I can’t un-see it now. And that’s a TELEVISION show, not a movie, that Nancy was describing! I guess Kathy Bates needs a paycheck just like most of us. Still ….

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  13. Connie said on October 10, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I will ad my voice to the dismay with the gruesome description. A couple of years ago I vowed to never again read fiction in which torture occurs. And every so often I put away a partially read book for that reason. Most often it is some kind of romantic suspense thriller.

    As to leaves, we love our mulching mower and have not raked for years.

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  14. MaryRC said on October 10, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Connie, I do the same thing about books. I used to like John Sandford who writes the Lucas Davenport “Prey” mysteries until I got sick of the torture scenes – not in all of his books, but enough of them.

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  15. alex said on October 10, 2013 at 11:49 am

    We mulch, but the property is so heavily forested that it works only up to a point. When it gets ass deep, we have no choice but to use a leaf blower and herd the mess onto tarps, which we then drag down to our fire pit. We usually have to do this two or three times every fall, because if we let it go too long it’s simply impossible to clean up.

    Every fall, the lawn Nazi next door asks us if we’re ready to cut down all of our trees yet like she did, a la Mr. T. In summer, she mows almost daily with her riding mower and bags the grass (and burns it while it’s still green and stinks) and in the fall she bags leaves on her riding mower daily. And bitches that if it weren’t for our trees she wouldn’t have to do a thing.

    So far, there’s just a scattering of yellow leaves on the ground from a small redbud tree, not even enough to bother with. Hoping the weather holds out because my veg garden is still producing like gangbusters.

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  16. Jill said on October 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    some leaves don’t decompose very well, even if mulched…take my magnolia… and I am worried about our world when things like American Horror Story get made. I am volunteering at our school’s (K-8) scholastic book fair and we couldn’t bring ourselves to put out a few of the books that were horror/gruesome. Why would they send books with a picture of a woman with blood dripping down her face and a sub-title of “serial killer” to a school? A 5 year old could see that, come ON. When there are so many good things to read…scholastic has really jumped the shark.

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  17. Dexter said on October 10, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Kwame Kilpatrick has been sentenced to serve 28 years in prison for crimes of racketeering and conspiracy committed during his six years as the mayor of Detroit.

    From The Detroit News:


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  18. Dexter said on October 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    A bit more cheerful here: new cars and trucks, fresh off the line for you:

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  19. MarkH said on October 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    These vandals are making their sentiments known on National Park closures. Someone better educate them fast or the Gestapo will be dispatched.

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  20. nancy said on October 10, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I can’t imagine living among landscapes like that every day. I’d be killed in the first week after I drove off the road, gawking at the mountains.

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  21. MarkH said on October 10, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    It is a risk, Nance. We’ve all nearly succumbed a time or two.

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  22. LAMary said on October 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    You don’t want to tick off a bison. They’re a lot bigger than you think they are if you’ve only seen them in photos.

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  23. Prospero said on October 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    When a TeeVee show is called American Horror Story and has already been through two seasons of guignol grotesquerie, I find it difficult to believe that anybody that would be disturbed by it would ever tune in in the first place, much less let kids watch it. I watched it and the description Nancy quotes is less than accurate. That particular scene is shot in very low light and the gore is minimal. Identifying a debraided face would take several DVR rewinds and even then, you couldn’t be sure if that’s what you were seeing.The Kathy Bates character is obviously nuts, and believes the blood on her face will act as a rejuvenating agent. And this isn’t some instance of modern depravity. The Grand Guignol theater in Paris had a lucrative run from 1897 until 1962:

    Anyway, I watched both of the first two seasons of AHS and last night’s episode, and it is far less gruesome and gory over its entire span than any single episode of Walking Dead, and is leavened with far more humor, the element that raises the horror genre above simple guts and gore. As for Ms. Bates, I think she saw her friend Jessica Lange enjoying scenery munching for the show’ first two season and decided to get in on the fun. In general, the acting is superbly over the top. The real world produces far worse horrors and they are news fodder every day.

    Down this way, the magnolias are the magniflora variety and don’t drop leaves except in hurricanes. They are evergreens.

    Kwame Kirkpatrick will be running that prison in a week or two.

    Didn’t anybody else think it was undoubtedly fan interference on Victor Martinez’ homer? Since when is this an ump’s judgement call? How does the umpire have a clue whether or not the fielder has timed his leap correctly? If that call is by the rules, the rules are messed up.

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  24. David C. said on October 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Umpiring is all judgement calls and always has been. They can tell by looking at the replay and seeing the trajectory of the ball would have caused it to land above the yellow line. After that, the fielder’s leap doesn’t mean anything and even so, I think the replay showed pretty conclusively that he wouldn’t have caught it. They did their job, and did it well.

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  25. brian stouder said on October 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    So at lunchtime, on the way to get my PB&J, I went ahead and gave Oxy-Rush a few moments – and he got me laughing (derisively, but still laghing!).

    And I betcha $1.24 that Lawrence O’Donnell (et al) runs the clip of ol’ Oxy tonight, growling and squealing the line I heard.

    He was all worked up about how right Raphael Cruz is, and how WRONG everyone else is – and yeah yeah yeah – the gig is up on the shutdown [says he]; but where is all the ANGER within the Republigoon party [directed at Raphael, et al] COMING FROM??!!

    He literally shouted and whined that rhetorical question!

    And at that moment, it was time to quit while I was ahead, and hit the button to pop over to Rock-104, for the rest of the ride.

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  26. Prospero said on October 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    David, I didn’t see anything about the play as obvious other than that two fans reached into the field of play, and it appeared to me the outfielder had timed his jump perfectly. Accorrding to the way the rule reads, I’d have been as correct calling interference as the umps who made the call are calling it a homerun. This is a situation similar to the “uncatchable” rule in football which is subject to obvious abuse by football refs. Outs at bases aren’t supposed to be judgement calls, and neither are balls and strikes. It’s one or the other. The ball had not left the field of play, as was also the case in the Bartman incident in Chicago. If a fan touches the ball before a fielder in the field of play, interference should be automatic.

    A good read from the Driftglass blog.

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  27. Prospero said on October 10, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Bernie Sanders explains the GOPer agenda in Congress:

    It is not acceptable that a handful of right-wing extremists in the House have shut down the government and are now pushing for the United States, for the first time in our history, to not pay its bills — precipitating a likely international financial crisis. It is widely believed that there now exists in the House a majority of members (virtually all Democrats and some moderate Republicans) who are prepared to vote for a clean continuing budget resolution which would immediately re-open the government. House Speaker Boehner must allow the House to have that vote.

    It is also important that people understand that the real issue here is not just the desire of Republicans to defund Obamacare. At a time when the middle class is collapsing and poverty is increasing, these right-wing ideologues want to repeal virtually every piece of legislation passed in the last 80 years which protects the elderly, the children, the sick, the poor and the environment. The truth is that ending Obamacare is just a small part of the right-wing extremist agenda, which is heavily funded by the Koch brothers and other very wealthy and powerful special interests. Their full agenda includes privatizing Social Security, ending Medicare as we know it, slashing Medicaid funding, eliminating the EPA and the Department of Energy and abolishing the concept of the minimum wage. Needless to say, they also want more tax breaks for the rich and large corporations. It should be clear to everyone that their long-term goal is to move this country into an oligarchic form of society in which billionaires completely control the economic and political life of this nation.

    Seems like class warfare to me fought by yahoo Teabanger proxy.

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  28. brian stouder said on October 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Pros, I gotta disagree with your balls-and-strikes comment above.

    Joe Gragiola had a story – maybe in his book Baseball Is a Funny Game – about a ball player arguing with an ump about a called-strike.

    The punchline was when the umpire answered the hapless batter’s protests that ‘it was a ball’ with the declaration that it wasn’t nothin’ until he (the umpire) made the call

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  29. brian stouder said on October 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I cannot believe that the Republicans in Congress are so clumsy that they would offer to extend the debt limit D-Day to this particular date:

    Sources said the House GOP measure would extend the debt ceiling until November 22.

    The 50th anniversary of the assassination of our 35th president, an act carried out by a guy who, come tothink of it, looks a very great deal like a pint-sized verion of Raphael Cruz.

    Or maybe this IS a brilliant move; the revenge of the Orange Speaker against the Tea Party dead-enders

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  30. Sherri said on October 10, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Nate Silver steps away from building the new FiveThirtyEight to pen a piece for Grantland on the shutdown:

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  31. MichaelG said on October 10, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I looked at those pix of Miley Cyrus. Here’s hoping that those stars are not tattoos.

    No leaves yet. Here we can’t burn yard waste. Bad air. The city picks it up.

    John Sandford is a great writer and I don’t remember him as being hooked on torture.

    Why would anyone even want to get next to a bison?

    Mary, I had lunch the other day at a place in Santa Monica called el Cholo on Wilshire at, I think it was 11th. Very good. Are you familiar with it?

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  32. LAMary said on October 10, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    El Cholo is very old school. I’ve been to the original one but not to the Santa Monica branch. You might want to venture a little east of that and try Versailles, a Cuban restaurant. I’m thinking it’s on La Cienega near Pico. There’s one on Venice Boulevard too, but the original is the La Cienega branch. Excellent food. Any of the pork dishes or the picadillo or ropa vieja are good bets. The black beans and plantains are also worth trying.

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  33. LAMary said on October 10, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Here’s the menu from Versailles. Now I’m hungry.

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  34. Sherri said on October 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    If you’re going to quote your Native American father-in-law in defense of the Washington football team name, you probably ought to get his quote right…

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  35. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 10, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I was twenty yards away from a bison in June, and that was closer than I really needed to be. The bison and chums grazed on to my east, and our Philmont crew hiked briskly on.

    One of Ted Turner’s, actually.

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  36. MichaelG said on October 10, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    That menu looks fabulous! I’ve got to try it. Thanks, Mary.

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  37. MarkH said on October 10, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Twenty yards is plenty close, Jeff. And you’re usually OK as long as you stay in your car. The Antelope Flats Road, where the earlier video was taken is normal bison territory and they are near or on the road regularly. As LAMary pointed out earlier, the problem is when people leave that safety and approach on foot. The bison may seem unaware, but I assure you they are not, as with this numbskull:

    There is usually one every season and more often than not it’s an Asian visitor.

    One follow-up to yesterday: A client/aquaintance of mine is a Grand Teton Park ranger. As a climbing ranger, Chris is also law enforcement, so is not furloughed. I got a hint of the verbal abuse park personnel are receiving today. His wife relayed that once, manning an entrance gate and again while on patrol in a vehicle, he got responded to with an accusation of being a ‘brown-shirted thug’ as he turned away an upstanding taxpayer. Then on Tuesday, upon his morning arrival at the ranger station he was greeted by a pile of feces on the deck, some of which was applied to a window.

    Never underestimate an ignorant public, I guess.

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  38. Deborah said on October 10, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Our latest Santa Fe project after the bathroom renovation was to refinish the legs on two George Nelson platform bench knockoffs that we bought for positioning on either side of the fireplace with merrimeko fabric pillows that we got at the Crate & Barrel outlet in Chicago, before the move. The original Nelson’s were midcentury modern designs that cost a lot but we found for next to nothing on the intertoobs. Well of course you get what you pay for and after a year the black finish on the legs was peeling badly. We sanded off the finish they came with and found horribly fabricated “wood” underneath. It took way longer than we thought to strip sand them, stain them with ebony stain and then polyurethane over that. It’s done now and looks so much better. Here’s what the benches look like

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  39. Sherri said on October 10, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Paddy’o, I certainly hope the NPS gets back to work soon, but I’m far more concerned about the CDC. In the meantime, I recommend everybody avoid Foster Farms chicken.

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  40. Prospero said on October 10, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Brian @28: Well, I’ve spent two days listening to my friends that are Braves fans whining about balls and strikes called in that LA-ATL series. The strike zone is established in the rules. Matter of fact Puig saw a whole bunch of called strikes that cleared the plate by 10 in. to 1 ft. He’s 6-5 Now if his legs are seriously deformed, I suppose. But listening to Braves fans whine about the strike zone is hilarious considering how huge it always was for Glavine and Maddux. But there is an actual strike zone, and umps that consistently get it wrong arbitrarily screw up the game. There have been umps that lost their major league gigs for messing with the strike zone, most notably Eric Man-Mountain Gregg, who wass otherwise considered a good ump, but he could not get the strike zone right. There is no way in the rules balls and strikes are supposed to involve judgement. Players know calling pitches is difficult and will put up with a lot if the umps are consistent. This is what is known in sports as an “unwritten rule”, like stealing signs when you are on second base is considered about as dogass as a thing as a ballplayer can do. Much less putting somebody in CF with binoculars as the Giants did when Bobby Thompson hit the Shot. Umps that seek to impose themselves on the game by ball and strike calls are the baseball equivalent of the NBA’s worst ever ref, Mendy Rudolph, who thought he was the show, and Ed Hochuli in the NFL who sports a similar attitude.

    As far as whether a fielder can get to a fly ball, does the ump make an instant calculation based upon the outfielder’s fielding skills, height, speed and vertical leap? NFW. My point is that if a fan touches a ball that is in play, which that ball off Martinez’ bat surely was, that should be interference. I believe that was the rule for most of baseball’s history, and I wonder if the rule was tweaked post-Bartman to give the umpires cover.

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  41. Prospero said on October 10, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Don’t worry Sherri, the factory farmers will police themselves for the good of their fellow citizens, because corporations are citizens too.

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  42. Connie said on October 10, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    If it’s Herman Miller it was manufactured in my home town. Those benches were all over my high school. I knew most of the DePrees and had no idea what a big deal they were. We used to go to the Herman Miller outdoor factory sales to buy Eames fiberglass chairs. I have eight in royal blue with the black matte legs and the Eames white round table to go with them.

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  43. alex said on October 10, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Deborah, I adore those Nelson platform benches. In fact, I have a Herman Miller wish list that’s longer than a Fort Wayne phone book, but if I ever happen into enough spare cash, the thing (or I should say things) that I would want is a set of four Eames loungers. I can remember a time not so long ago when they could be had for next to nothing and could kick myself for not grabbing some up in the 1980s at some of the resale stores in Indiana where they didn’t know what they had. I also regret passing up a set of these in 1997 in immaculate shape and hot pink leather and only $800 for a set of six.

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  44. alex said on October 10, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    My second link at #43 is bad. Here’s the chairs, although it looks like hot pink isn’t an option anymore. I believe I’ve seen them in bright purple as well.

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  45. Connie said on October 10, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Alex that first link refers to the Eames fiberglass chairs as plastic, which is of course, incorrect. My sister-in-law got the Eames lounge chair at a garage sale in South Bend for $25.

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  46. alex said on October 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I’ve got me some Eames fiberglass chairs. One of them broke free from its base. Fortunately the houseguest who hit the floor isn’t litigious and also that there’s a web site called Chair Fag Dot Com that illustrates how to fix these chairs with JB Weld.

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  47. Charlotte said on October 11, 2013 at 12:20 am

    I love baseball, but food pure sports joy, watch this:

    Nineteen year old Czech kid, four goals in a single game, and the 4th was this between-the-legs-behind-the-back wonder.

    Joy joy

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  48. Charlotte said on October 11, 2013 at 12:20 am

    For not food — sorry

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  49. alex said on October 11, 2013 at 4:11 am

    between-the-legs-behind-the-back wonder

    Sounds like some serious Peyronie’s disease.

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