Ann Althouse walks into a coop...

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Ann Althouse walks into a coop...

Postby nevermore » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:30 am

...hilarity ensues. You'da thought someone shat in her purse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2009/10/in ... co-op.html
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Re: Ann Althouse walks into Willy St. Coop...

Postby Hank_Venison » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:42 am

I don't get why there would be a USED compost bag near the checkout. Do people buy compost from Willy co-op, or bring it in? That just seems like it would be a health code violation.

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Re: Ann Althouse walks into Willy St. Coop...

Postby Thusnelda » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:52 am

I'm guessing that it was the Regent St. Co-op, actually. But I'm kind of gobsmacked that she's never had this experience before. I think she's lived there for quite a while. (For what it's worth, although I come from a composting family, I'd be kind of surprised at a compost bag right at the register, too.)

The comments, however, are much more telling. She hates co-ops and prefers a "crisply commercial" transaction. Boo fuckin' hoo. God forbid you have to engage with your neighbors.

Next time, hon, just go to the gas station on Walnut and spare us your gaping incredulity at real life.

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Re: Ann Althouse walks into a coop...

Postby nevermore » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:56 am

Title edited to reflect that there's more than one food coop in Madison.

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Re: Ann Althouse walks into a coop...

Postby jjoyce » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:02 pm

Althouse's post about this thread has 41 comments (to date):

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2009/10/ne ... on-on.html

It's clear that she gets Google alerts on her own name, but I wonder how often. Once a day? Every time it shows up online?

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Re: Ann Althouse walks into a coop...

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:08 pm

Althouse's post about this thread has 41 comments (to date):


Wow and it goes from improper grammar to liberal commie gay bashing in like 5 posts. Wow just wow.

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Re: Ann Althouse walks into a coop...

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:22 pm

fisticuffs wrote:
Althouse's post about this thread has 41 comments (to date):


Wow and it goes from improper grammar to liberal commie gay bashing in like 5 posts. Wow just wow.


Proper grammar dictates the spelling of single-digit whole numbers.

F-I-V-E.

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Re: Ann Althouse walks into a coop...

Postby Kenneth Burns » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:32 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:
fisticuffs wrote:
Althouse's post about this thread has 41 comments (to date):


Wow and it goes from improper grammar to liberal commie gay bashing in like 5 posts. Wow just wow.


Proper grammar dictates the spelling of single-digit whole numbers.

F-I-V-E.


That's a question of style, not grammar. Style preferences vary.

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Re: Ann Althouse walks into a coop...

Postby thebookpolice » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:44 pm

Here's my impression of the AA commenters:

"YOU USED 'GAPING' IN A CONTEXT THAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND. I'VE NEVER BEEN SO ANGRY!"

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Re: Ann Althouse walks into a coop...

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:47 pm

Kenneth Burns wrote:That's a question of style, not grammar. Style preferences vary.

No, it's a rule of grammar.

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Re: Ann Althouse walks into a coop...

Postby supaunknown » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:49 pm

I'm pro-butter. Just sayin'.

Keeping a compost bag next to the check out register does seem unsanitary. Not sure why though. Garbage cans are welcome. Why not just have a closed lid compost container instead? I think people would think twice before reaching into that.

Gaping bloggery. Uck.

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Re: Ann Althouse walks into a coop...

Postby Kenneth Burns » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:10 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:
Kenneth Burns wrote:That's a question of style, not grammar. Style preferences vary.

No, it's a rule of grammar.


True, if by grammar you mean style and by rule you mean preference.

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Re: Ann Althouse walks into a coop...

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:31 pm

Kenneth Burns wrote:
Ned Flanders wrote:
Kenneth Burns wrote:That's a question of style, not grammar. Style preferences vary.

No, it's a rule of grammar.


True, if by grammar you mean style and by rule you mean preference.

Did you happen to work for the Clinton administration at some point? :roll:

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Re: Ann Althouse walks into a coop...

Postby Phil » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:32 pm

If you scroll down you can see a picture that this woman posted of herself. Given that she is a pasty bloated fat person it is no wonder that Ann Althouse feels out of place at a food co-op. I bet she was suffering from trans-fats withdrawal. Quick! Get that woman a donut!

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Re: Ann Althouse walks into a coop...

Postby rrnate » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:33 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:Did you happen to work for the Clinton administration at some point? :roll:


I don't think Ken is trying to dodge any issues here Flanders - I think he's saying you're wrong.

That being said, I still can't believe so many people read her dumb blog.


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