Classic Althouse

Since one of my favorite wingnuts came up in the comments, I thought I’d post a classic Althouse meltdown that happened during the Jessica Valenti breast kerfuffle:

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If you have the desire to see the whole hour – and I don’t know why you would – it’s here.


@FlyingChainSaw: Something tells me that she’s quaffing more than mead from that papercup.

After about 1:40 minutes in, you wonder, why would anybody record this and why would anyone show it?

I haven’t time to watch the video; however, could someone fill me in on why Ms. Franke-Ruta is debating a blancmange?

@FlyingChainSaw:and then, ultimately, why would any of us watch it. Except for Garance Franke-Ruta (what, did we fall over our Dutch dictionary during childbirth?Wiki sez Provence niiiice).

@Tommmcatt the Wet Sprocket: The contrast is indeed striking. Applause for Ms. F-R’s lighting technician/roommate.

I mean, do they make out or something later in the video?

What amazes me about Althouse is her ability to look at something ordinary and make mind-bendingly stupid observations about it. She created a big stupid controversy because Big Dog happened to wind up in a room with a pair of larger-than-average breasts. And she’s a law professor.

@blogenfreude: And she’s a law professor. At Wisconsin/Madison, which I assume is at least a few steps above Falwell U. How many students take her courses just for the laffs?

@blogenfreude: It was she who made a big deal out of that picture? I remember seeing posted somewhere and I thought, wow, he is looking at the camera, not like he is beating off in a sink or something while she accompanies him on the cymbals. What’s the big deal? Why did she get upset about that picture?

@FlyingChainSaw: Linked to the photo in my last comment. She’s such a maroon.

@blogenfreude: Oh and of course thank you for reminding me of her “onion rings are vaginas” analysis of the Hillbot campaign ad that appropriated the finale of The Sopranos.

Oh, the look on poor G F-R’s face when she realizes she’s hit an artery of batshit crazy. Ann, take it from one who knows: you need to get on some HRT stat. Those menopausal mood swings can be a bitch.

@Nabisco: No CB? He went to UW law school. I love the fact that she married a commentor (and actually talks about how beautiful Cincinnati is – I mean, WTF?). Doesn’t she know the first rule of blogging? Commentors are for hot dirty sex parties and nothing else!

Kerfluffle? I thought it was called motorboating.


Don’t kiss and tell about commenters, sister.

On an unrelated note, I’m watching Breakfast Club for what must be the 500th time (I’m impressing Mr. SFL with my ability to recite dialogue) and it’s still a good movie.

Of course, the fact that it’s set in 1984 and came out in 1985 makes me feel oh so very vieja.

homofascist / SanFranLefty: I’ve actually raised my UW connection, and the fact that I took two classes with her in 2000-2001, previously. Dear Leader HF wasn’t talking out of school.

As I’ve said before: she actually impressed me as a liberal, but she was clearly affected by 9/11 (in a way that was, actually, quite poignant and touching when you come right down to it). And then it went somewhat overboard and she became a darling of Bushies and so on and so on and so on.

(Incidentally, in re 9/11: People at UW Law lost family; students lost co-workers from their summer jobs. It had a greater effect than one might imagine, in truth. But anyway.)

@SanFranLefty: Oh, wow, she’s the onion ring symiotician, too? Lotta notable nonsense out of this lady.

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