Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Empress


Washington, D.C. "Dog Show, 1915. Mrs. Blanche Strebeigh Bonaparte." Dog owner Mrs. B. (this girl's mother) was married to Jerome Bonaparte, great-grandnephew of Napoleon.

To begin with, let us view Candy Land as a mathematical entity.

19 comments:

wagga said...

My very Murst crippled Markov chain coupled to a push-pop stack.!

Anonymous said...

I always thought that I won at Candyland because I rolled the dice with more enthusium than everyone else... the elders were rather languid at playing the game.

Sugary stuff...

edgar said...

the girl doesn't look happy. :(

Akubi said...

I had completely forgotten about Candyland and had no idea it could evoke so much depth and relevance.

@Edgar,
That's what I like about her, but everyone looks miserable in antique photos - except for the dogs.

In other news, I'm freezing my ass off and wish Santa would bring me a big box of Duraflame logs and better insulation. Currently, I'm wrapped in a thick wool scarf and blanket over my work clothes.

While I'm no fan of Norwegian Black Metal, I thought this documentary was interesting: Schooled By Gaahl

Santa Flipper Clause said...

Ho Ho Ho - It's Santa Flipper Clause

Santa notes said request for Duraflame logs.

Santa F. Clause

NotAnOptimist said...

Akubi,
Sounds like you are in need of Firewood Guy. During last winter, a few friends and I were in Tahoe, and we got snowed in. The guys went outside evaluating weather conditions, while us girls stayed in (ostensibly to pack, but mainly because it was f-ing freezing). Suddenly, there came a knock on the door. We open up, and it's Firewood Guy! This tall, gorgeous specimen of a hunk came bearing gifts of logs and those amazing packets of insta-fire. I think I spent the entire time he was in the room gazing at him (and his fine ass) dreamily. *snicker*

Anonymous said...

Hi NotanOptomist...

I'm surprised you didn't help gorgeous, log man get the fire going since it was so cold.

Makin heat.

I love sleeping in wood heated cabins. Under 50 blankets.

I hear Tahoe is bleutiful.

NotAnOptimist said...

Hi Anon,
Yes, well, I suppose I was simply too awestruck by Firewood Guy. But the thought did cross my mind. ;)
Tahoe is awesome. I'm mainly there for skiing, but the views at the top? Spectacular.

Akubi said...

Please send me some logs, Santa.
Who the fuck is Anon?

Anonymous said...

Who is Anon?

~~~ " Perhaps Anon inspired an ancient "school" of thinkers who later traveled far and wide disseminating his ideas. This may be true. Nobody knows. But then, he would, since Nobody knew Anon personally. Indeed, Nobody knew a lot of things which baffled everyone else. But the hypothesis that Nobody was a pupil of Anon is dubious, if true...." ~~~~

http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/anon.htm

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Hi All.
I am freezing too. It is so cold I can barley type. I am in Fla and we have very cold temps now. high 30's! There is no heat in my office till it is fixed.
Bah humbug.
Firewood guy soundz fun, gut I like Cabana Boyz myself NotanO. heh heh

NotAnOptimist said...

Dear FMW,
Firewood Guy is smoking hot, especially when bearing the gift of fire (just open packet and light a match to make things go boom!). He simply appeals to baser instincts. (and where is Ogg anyway? I wanted to make a caveman reference...) What have your Cabana Boyz got on that? ;)

Akubi said...

Hi Anon,
Good link. Didn't mean to be rude, but I get confused by too many anons and life is confusing enough.

@FMW,
30's in Florida?!! WTF? I'm currently wrapped in a wool scarf and a blanket.

@NOA,
The Safeway Guy just called and I asked if I could get a special Duraflame (or whatever is on sale) delivery and he didn't seem to think there would be a problem with that.
As far as Ogg, I miss him too and wonder where he went.
My cousin sent me an email that included the following today: "I’ve learned that the best way to get over a man is to find another one quickly! But I think I was slut-ier that you in my youth…"

Anonymous said...

Please send fire to Flying Monkey Warrior...

Akubi said...

Agreeing with anon.
@FMW,
Perhaps you have a hot fire log dude you're unaware of and/or ignoring.

Anonymous said...

Akubi:

Can you clone hot Fire log Dude?

Akubi said...

@Anon,
Sure!

This Gawker commenter, Lucky in Love, is absurdly amusing. I'm assuming this is just an online persona: he should rid us of jezebel too. those girls on jezebel are what my grandmother (who was a direct descendant of both thomas jefferson and calvin coolidge and ws married to a viscount) would call "sandwich eaters"...

Lab Dog™ said...

Here's another one: (02138 was a magazine for accomplished Harvard alumni.....included all the law school grads like myself but none of the riff raff like architecture or fine arts)

flowheat said...

thin fields?

...Chelsea Clinton's Puerto Rican Senate seat when she's hired to be the new Secretary of the Department of Space-Housing and Moon Unit Development, under President Huffington...