• Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Saturday Art: Kinetic Sculpture by Alice Aycock

    2014-12-20 07:15:34View | Delete

    I guess I’m different… I love both of the pieces pictured above, but the link to the Hanukkah piece leaves me cold. Maybe if there were a film of it in motion, with the lights, it would be different. (Still can’t read the last graf of the post…)

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Saturday Art: Kinetic Sculpture by Alice Aycock

    2014-12-20 05:37:48View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Ms. Collins is off today, so Mr. Nocera has the place to himself. In “The Cuomo Cop-Out” he tells us that by banning fracking and pushing casinos, the governor has gotten it backward. You’d think he’d get tired carrying all that water for Big Energy…

    Here he is, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready, and this morning I’ve got your favorite omelet. Ruth, something must have happened with the coding in the last graf of your post. As I’m seeing it (on Firefox) the last graf is in a different font, double spaced, and runs off the screen to the right. I hope it can be fixed, because I’d love to see what it said! We’re off on a drizzly morning to do some errands, and I’ll check back later. Have a great day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Public’s Big New Focus on Race Relations

    2014-12-19 13:30:08View | Delete

    You beat me to it!

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Over Easy: The Monkey Selfie Is Back!

    2014-12-19 06:25:23View | Delete

    It’s time for me to get started on what I’ve got to get done today. Msmolly, thanks so much for a delightful, upbeat post. And thanks to all y’all for the fun chatting.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Over Easy: The Monkey Selfie Is Back!

    2014-12-19 06:21:13View | Delete

    Oh, please. Look at that face — the dog is ashamed that he couldn’t prevent the cat from tipping the tree over. He just wants to explain…

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Over Easy: The Monkey Selfie Is Back!

    2014-12-19 06:20:26View | Delete

    There must be something about cats who climb Christmas trees. Pinza (named after the operatic bass Ezio Pinza because the cat had a loud basso purr) lived to be 21. He was one of the most special fur people I’ve ever known.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Over Easy: The Monkey Selfie Is Back!

    2014-12-19 06:18:57View | Delete

    This made me, as the kidz say, LOL. Maybe even a 707…

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Over Easy: The Monkey Selfie Is Back!

    2014-12-19 06:14:11View | Delete

    Oh, jeez… I hope it wasn’t a really BIG dog…

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Over Easy: The Monkey Selfie Is Back!

    2014-12-19 06:07:16View | Delete

    It’s happened here too! When I was a little one my nanny called my mother at work the afternoon of a planned Christmas party shrieking “Ms. Paquin, Ms. Paquin — the cat done clumb the tree and all your ornaments be broke!” (Well, not all of them but there was some damage.) Years and years later, after Mother was gone, I came home from work to find the tree on the floor and a cat under the couch. There was surprisingly little damage that time. The memories of Christmas catastrophes never fade, do they?!

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Over Easy: The Monkey Selfie Is Back!

    2014-12-19 05:59:46View | Delete

    Um, it’s also interesting when the tinsel is ingested when everyone is out of the house and you get little gift-wrapped items in the litter box…

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Over Easy: The Monkey Selfie Is Back!

    2014-12-19 05:58:43View | Delete

    I think the really annoying thing is that it’s a zombie fish that keeps coming back to life and gurgling the same crap.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Over Easy: The Monkey Selfie Is Back!

    2014-12-19 05:48:32View | Delete

    Let your cat play with some different colored yarn balls before barfing

    When I was a child our big orange cat got into the tinsel. You’ve never seen anything like it… Suffice it to say we never used tinsel again. (Some of them since then have tried to recreate something close with Christmas ribbons, but it’s just not the same.)

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Over Easy: The Monkey Selfie Is Back!

    2014-12-19 05:38:25View | Delete

    Pierce doesn’t seem to do as many Bobo columns as he used to — perhaps because poor Moral Hazard has started to lose it a bit and sometimes takes to the cooking sherry in the kitchen…

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Over Easy: The Monkey Selfie Is Back!

    2014-12-19 05:30:35View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Today we have Brooks and Krugman. In “The Union Future” Bobo has the gall to ask a question: Do the people who have marched over the Brown and Garner cases have the stamina to force change? In the comments “Claus Gehner” from Seattle and Munich had this to say: “This is really quite an amazing column. The title and first paragraph lead one to believe that Mr. Brooks, of all people, is intent on starting a serious conversation on how to address the horrific income and wealth inequality in the US, and the possible role of Labor Unions in that process. But then, very quickly, Mr. Brooks reverts to character and concentrates on lambasting public sector unions, one of the favorite targets of some of the more odious GOP Governors. The little snipe, almost as an aside, at the Teachers Unions is just a warm up. He then has the audacity to blame the Police Unions for the racial tensions, which are really the remnants pervasive racism in the US in general.” So it’s typical Bobo crap. Prof. Krugman, in “Putin’s Bubble Bursts,” says the global plunge in oil prices and the falling ruble have wreaked havoc on the Russian economy. It’s been quite a comedown for the strongman.

    Here they are, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready, and I’ve got apple walnut muffins this morning. I hope it’s OK if I start dropping by here in the mornings. The early morning spot used to work when I still did, but now I don’t HAVE to be up at 5:45…

    Hmmm… My cats have been known to make what I call “barf art” on my carpet from time to time. Here’s a conundrum — if I photograph that art should I give the cats credit as the creators? It’s an ephemeral thing that doesn’t last long after I spot it. (See what I did there?) Have a great day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Over Easy

    2014-12-18 05:21:54View | Delete

    If you’re a Twitterer here’s a link to Neil MacFarquhar, the NYT Moscow bureau chief’s feed.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Over Easy

    2014-12-18 05:14:19View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Ms. Collins is off today, so we have Mr. Blow and Mr. Kristof. In “The Obamas, Race and Slights” Mr. Blow says we can talk about data on white-black bias until we are blue in the face. At some point, it simply comes down to what people believe and how they feel. In “Welcome Back, Cuba!” Mr. Kristof says sending in gunmen to liberate the Bay of Pigs failed, but perhaps we’ll do better with diplomats, tourists and investors.

    Here they are, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready, and I’ve got blueberry pancakes this morning. Of all the stupid, wrong-headed things this country has done the unending Cuban embargo has got to be one of the dumbest. It’s about damn time it ended. Off to do errands and shopping. Have a great day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post At least Operation Paperclip

    2014-12-15 05:02:50View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Today we have Blow and Krugman. In “America, Who Are We?” Mr. Blow says we can shout and protest, but we must vote, too. Prof. Krugman considers “Wall Street’s Revenge” and explains how the Masters of the Universe got politicians to bring back moral hazard.

    Here they are. Prof. Krugman didn’t add to his blog yesterday.

    The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready and the biscuits are out of the oven. When we read that John Yoo (!) thinks the CIA went too far (link above) it appears that we’ve finally disappeared down the rabbit hole. Have a great day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post At least Operation Paperclip

    2014-12-15 04:51:22View | Delete

    Well, isn’t this just precious? I’ll be back in a minute with coffee…

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Sunday Food: Chips, Potato and Tortilla

    2014-12-14 06:42:27View | Delete

    I figured it was extraneous, but wondered if it was used to lightly brush the chips before they went into the oven. (Deep frying scares the bejezus out of me, having heard a horror story from my mother about how she almost lost the use of her hand after being badly burned when some hot oil splashed back on her…)

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Sunday Food: Chips, Potato and Tortilla

    2014-12-14 06:39:17View | Delete

    As long as we’re talking about crispy, crunchy things here are two of my favorite cookie recipes, and the ones that most people ask for:

    Spice cookies and

    The easiest peanut butter cookies in the world.

    If you’re a chocolate chip cookie baker instead of using those chips in the yellow bag try to get your hands on some bittersweet chips (they’re in our grocery stores now) and use those. People rave…

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