Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Tuesday, 2020.07.07
"No man is an island--" Much as we may feel and act as individuals, our race is
a single organism, always growing and branching - which must be pruned regularly
to be healthy. This necessity need not be argued; anyone with eyes can see that
any organism which grows without limit always dies in it's own poisons. The only
rational question is whether pruning is best done before or after birth.

		Robert Heinlein, "Time Enough For Love"

2007.05.27

Beverage-Through-The-Nose Award For Ann Althouse

I’ve been intending to resurrect the old Java Zen awards here on the blog, but just haven’t been inspired to actually do the work. But this morning, I was inspired. While reading a post on Althouse, a classic beverage spewing moment occurred and a brief pause followed while coffee was cleaned off the computer monitor.

I’m late to the whole exchange between several blogs regarding a pill that ends menstruation. Within this exchange, Eugene Volokh comments:

It’s been amazing seeing my wife and other women deal with her first pregnancy. Immediately upon announcing to the world she’s pregnant, my wife was part of the “in crowd.” Every mother–whether she knew my wife well or not–could smile and talk about morning sickness, or finding out the baby’s gender, or feeling bloated, etc.

To which Althouse responds in award winning fashion:

Oh, for the love of…. like it’s a big, fun sorority. I’d rather be able to use my own body to write my name in the snow.

So here’s to Ann Althouse, and thanks for providing one of the better laughs I’ve had in a good long while.


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