Wittgenstein and My Old Kentucky Home

“Ludwig Wittgenstein came up at the Kentucky Derby?” Spence says.

“Most certainly,” says Admin. “Bob Costas asked the winning owner, J. Paul Reddam, for his thoughts, specifically as a former philosophy professor at USC. And Reddam instantly gave this summary of Wittgenstein and how it applied to him – ‘After all the philosophical problems have been solved, nothing will have been accomplished, so we decided to get into horse racing.'”

“Congratulations to I’ll Have Another -a very exciting finish.”


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88 Responses to “Wittgenstein and My Old Kentucky Home”

  1. B.Stover
    9:29 am on May 6th, 2012

    Sounds logical to me!

    Good morning all.

  2. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:34 am on May 6th, 2012


  3. B.Stover
    9:35 am on May 6th, 2012

    Here is a link to pictures of the supermoon taken from all over the world.


  4. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:42 am on May 6th, 2012

    Darn ipaw.

    Greetings from Kanab, Utah! We are here in God’s country, and as always, it is spectacular.

    Bella, I stuck my head out the window as we drove through St. George and yelled ‘Hallo’ to Coach and Bev, but they didn’t answer. They must have been watching the Ironman race. There were so many detours that by the time we finished wandering around, the quilt shop was closed.

    The Super Moon rose as we drove through the red rocks leading out of Zion.

    It was magical

  5. Masquers
    9:43 am on May 6th, 2012

    Great Kat! The very last photo was taken not far from here!

  6. Melanie
    9:49 am on May 6th, 2012

    ooooo, Wölfie’s Mom. I hope you guys had a camera. I’m putting the pictures from last night in the computer as I write.

    Patsy is having a blast. Last night the moon and cheese . . this morning Zoë and I took Ellie and Patsy to the river. They loved it. Got down into the Newfie inlet up to their chests and wagged their tails. Five minutes later they were ready to go in and have a nap. They are doing that right now. The rest of the Pack was not pleased.

  7. Melanie
    10:08 am on May 6th, 2012

    Pictures from Patsy and Melanie’s Great Adventure!

    This is from one of the “mountains” in the area. Next town over. (Yes, I know they aren’t much to youse guys out west, but they’re the best we’ve got!)

  8. Melanie
    10:09 am on May 6th, 2012

    The sun was setting . .

  9. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:10 am on May 6th, 2012

    Interview!…I saw that interview but didn’t realize it was a quote from Wittgenstein….snort!….Nothing gets by Admin, let me tell ya!…honk!

  10. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:11 am on May 6th, 2012

    Melanie!…Those little hills are very pretty…snort!

  11. Melanie
    10:12 am on May 6th, 2012

    Then the moon started to rise through the clouds . .

  12. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:12 am on May 6th, 2012

    Projects!…She is going to try and get some more projects done today inbetween all the other stuff that has to be done…grunt!…Like breakfast! Where’s my breakfast? dammit!

  13. Rose
    10:13 am on May 6th, 2012

    Good Sunday Morning All!

    Wolfe, sounds like you are having a great time on your road trip! Keep writing!

    Masquers, the shot you are talking about is quite beautiful! I would love to go there! I think my favorite shot is the Christ the Redeemer Statute.

    Macy? C. Harris?

    Snowhook: Hope you guys are feeling tip top soon!

  14. Melanie
    10:14 am on May 6th, 2012

    Hi Riö! The mountains thank you.

    Still coming through the clouds . .

  15. Melanie
    10:16 am on May 6th, 2012

    The Super Full Moon in May 2012. The May full moon is called, Full Flower Moon, Full Corn Planting Moon and the Milk Moon.

    I call it? Precious Time With Patsy Moon ..

  16. Rose
    10:16 am on May 6th, 2012

    Melanie, those pictures are awesome! Love the one of Patsy….wonder what she aw thinking? Great jobs with thw photos! Something for the MM perhaps?….

  17. Princess Sam
    10:21 am on May 6th, 2012

    Today I go to my girl’s college! I plan to hide in her closet and then the family will leave without me. Hee hee.

  18. B.Stover
    10:24 am on May 6th, 2012

    Great photos Melanie. Thank you. It was overcast here last night so I couldn’t see the moon. Grump!

  19. B.Stover
    10:25 am on May 6th, 2012

    Sam: Your girl is coming home so you don’t want to be left in the closet.

  20. B.Stover
    10:28 am on May 6th, 2012

    Masquers: I really like that last photo.

  21. OleyHowlers
    10:30 am on May 6th, 2012

    Happy Sunday All!
    Thanks for the beautiful pictures taken by Melanie, and by those posted by Bee. We especially love the one of the guy ruding his horse under the full moon…Mom loves to do that too. We didn’t get to see or howl at the moon here. It was way too overcast. Drat.
    We are going to have another busy day outdoors today. More weeds to kill and/or pull and outdoor speakers to hook up, and other stuff like that. Then we are off on some errands for good cheese, good wine, and the Grand Opening of a new place called The Dawg Store. Talk to you all much much later.

  22. BearSpiritDog
    10:37 am on May 6th, 2012

    Super Moon…More like Super Bummed here. I tried to wake Nana up, but she insisted there was too much cloud cover to see anything. A lot she knows! (what about that great photo someone took a county over from here? Hmmm?)

    B: Thank you for the great link to pictures around the world.

    Melanie: Super Photos of your Mountains, Patsy and the Super Moon. Thank Dog one of the Plunderers was on the ball!

    Wolfie Your mom is not only off on a Great Road Trip, she even got to see that Spectacular Full Moon Rising.

  23. B.Stover
    10:50 am on May 6th, 2012

    The 20-foot pine tree in front is blowing pollen dust all over the place. I’d better stay inside.

  24. B.Stover
    10:58 am on May 6th, 2012

    Masterpiece Mysteries tonight is starting the second season of Sherlock Holmes (modern version).

  25. Siber-H
    11:01 am on May 6th, 2012

    It was an exciting finish to the race. We saw replays.

    Thanks for all the beautiful photos of the Super Wolf Moon, especially since I am related to one who refuses to do photos. Our favorite is the one with Patsy in it.
    We saw the moon again this morning before it got light.

  26. Siber-H
    11:05 am on May 6th, 2012

    Rio, The Rockies have shuffled some players around between Denver and Colorado Springs. They have taken my advice and sent their pitcher, Moscoso, back to Colorado Springs.

  27. BearSpiritDog
    11:25 am on May 6th, 2012

    Heh,heh, Siber-H, Always the Wolf Moon to you.

  28. Mollypop's Mom
    11:34 am on May 6th, 2012

    B. – Sammie has the right idea because her girl has two more exams and doesn’t come home until Tuesday. We’re bringing everything except her clothes and bedding. Her dorm room is on the 4th floor and we have a small refrigerator and a Red Bull refrigerator to move, along with lots of other stuff. It could be easy for a small white dog to be overlooked in all this.

    However, now I’m on to Sammie’s plan so it won’t work.

  29. Siber-H
    11:59 am on May 6th, 2012

    Bear, It is always the Wolf Moon. All you have to do is believe.

  30. B.Stover
    12:12 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Oh, Oh Sam!

  31. BearSpiritDog
    12:43 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Sammy: Someone has overheard your plans to stay at the dorm… foiled again!

  32. Melanie
    1:52 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Dear OleyHowlers, How on earth are you rude to a horse? Just stand there and say rude things to it?

    Back from picking up the Gluten Free Cake for the Wedding. I had to take ice piping lessons in case ANYTHING happens on the trip down.

    I can now make simple buttercream flowers. I am awesome.

    Sam, not the closet, figure out another spot. MollyPop’s Mom is on to you.

  33. B.Stover
    3:30 pm on May 6th, 2012

    When is the wedding?

  34. Riö –The Evil Pug
    3:45 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Wedding!…Melanie’s got the Cake and the Clothes, so the wedding must be coming up soon…sniff!

  35. OleyHowlers
    3:49 pm on May 6th, 2012

    We’re cracking up here,Melanie. Some typos end up being good jokes. Speaking of horses, Shiek wants to be sure everyone knows he has vacated the quilt. Also all 5 of our horses are sharing a pasture finally, beginning yesterday. So we can finally rotate pastures as we are supposed to do. There are still some chasing and hijinx going on, but this time it is Ned with the upper hand. Thanks to the fact that he has so firmly bonded with Mom’s Annie who is the Queen Bee Mare. Annie runs atight ship out there. She is the toughest of the herd, yet the sweetest of all.

  36. Riö –The Evil Pug
    3:54 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Baseball!…The Rockies are playing this afternoon….sniff!…Someone is torn – should she watch the replay game tonight and work on yet another project, or should she stop and enjoy this Sunday afternoon watching her team beat the Braves…snort!…I know what I am going to do…heh!…Pass me that couch pillow…grunt!

  37. Riö –The Evil Pug
    4:10 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Boutique!…Here is what she made this morning really early for the Sring Boutique…snort!…Mind you it is way more colorful in person…sniff!

  38. Melanie
    4:12 pm on May 6th, 2012

    The Wedding is next SATURDAY! I am out of here on THURSDAY MORNING!

    Drive the 4 hours. Rest the rest of the day Thursday, Friday morning and afternoon have fun, Friday at 5 starts the rehearsal, then the dinner. Saturday is planned by the minute!!!

    Sunday I take pictures of FOTAS (who will then be GLAD) having fun in her wedding dress. YSAS, OTAS and a friend will be the entourage. I have some beautiful material, and two different umbrellas to use as props.


  39. B.Stover
    4:20 pm on May 6th, 2012

    What does GLAD mean?

  40. Riö –The Evil Pug
    4:28 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Wow!…Melanie is pysched!…Wooooo!

  41. Snowhook Bella
    4:52 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Rio: Your friend has really out done herself. I can not believe how quickly she is able to make these works of arts—no doubt she couldn’t do it without your supervision.

    I have a pug sized bone to pick with AJ. Giving the gift of a common cold…grump.

    I wonder if Barb of the Barb and Maggie duo is having a good time celebrating birthdays.

  42. Rose
    4:59 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Rio: Another work of art from your friend! She is amazing!

    Yankees are putting a real pounding on KC! WhooooHooooo! I hope my Diamond Girls ( that would be you MollyPop’s Mom, and you, Sammy) have been watching!

  43. Riö –The Evil Pug
    5:01 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Photos!…I don’t know, she says the projects never look very good in the photographs…sniff!…She is happy when she looks at them in person though…grunt!…The next one is going to be Red! Very red and some green. …heh!

  44. Riö –The Evil Pug
    5:02 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Melanie!…Check your SDD for MMSB top secret stuff…heh!

  45. B.Stover
    5:10 pm on May 6th, 2012

    The project is beautiful Rio. And I like the frame.

  46. Riö –The Evil Pug
    5:17 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Stover!…Did you see the one she made yesterday?…sniff!…That one is very pretty in person too…grunt!

  47. B.Stover
    5:25 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Yes I saw that also. It’s beautiful also. (Remember, I bought the cards at auction so I know how delicate and beautiful they are.) How many projects will be in the boutique?

  48. Riö –The Evil Pug
    5:35 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Counting!…She has 3 made so far…sniff!…I’m thinking 5 or 6 total…snort!…Not really sure at this point. There are a couple more weekends left to make stuff so it might even be more…grunt!

  49. Tupper and Gilly
    5:47 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Bee- Melanie wanted a new sobriquet for FOTAS once she was no longer a fiancé but a wife. We came up with Gracious, Lovely, Awesome Daughter or GLAD.

  50. BearSpiritDog
    5:51 pm on May 6th, 2012

    GLAD you asked, B.
    Melanie: I, too, have forgotten the acronym.

    Rio: Your Friend is getting very very good at this.

  51. Riö –The Evil Pug
    5:52 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Cake!…What I want to know is how in the heck is Melanie going to keep the Newfs out of that cake for a whole week…snort!

  52. Riö –The Evil Pug
    5:58 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Sauce!…Well someone has to go make the sauce for the spaghetti dinner tonight….snort!…I have to go and wait for something to drop into my mouth….sneeze!

  53. B.Stover
    5:58 pm on May 6th, 2012

    I’m going to buy one Rio.

    Melanie will probably keep the cake in the frig.

    Thank you T&G.

  54. Tupper and Gilly
    5:58 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Melanie – your photos are wonderful. The one of Patsy….oh my.

    Rio – when your friend is a rich and famous artist, will you still talk to all of us on this here blog?

    Wolfie’s Mom – we hope you are having a joyful and revitalizing vacation. Drive safe and wear your seatbelts.

  55. Riö –The Evil Pug
    6:27 pm on May 6th, 2012


  56. Riö –The Evil Pug
    6:28 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Cake!…Wedding cakes don’t fit in the fridge!…snort!…I know every inch of our fridge and theres no way a wedding cake will fit in there..sniff!

  57. Riö –The Evil Pug
    6:56 pm on May 6th, 2012

    MMMMM!…The semi-homemade spaghetti sauce is smelling good!…snort!…If we ever do another cook book she will submit this easy recipe…heh!…Although, everyone already has their favorite sauce recipes I bet…grunt!

  58. Riö –The Evil Pug
    7:00 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Melanie!…I forgot to mention how much I love love love that photo of Patsy sitting in the meadow with the beautiful hills behind her…snort!…My friend wishes she could get a photo of Beau and I sitting together in that meadow…sniff!…Or anywhere in fact…heh!

  59. B.Stover
    7:09 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Rio: Perhaps Melanie has a larger frig.

  60. Melanie
    7:34 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Riö, I have the cake in the freezer for now. It is a small cake because it’s just for people with gluten and dairy allergies. If there is any left I will attach it to an email and send it to you.

    Thanks on loving the photos. Patsy and I had a great time.

    Working on photos today and tomorrow. Got them into iPhoto and have begun the “primping”.

  61. Melanie
    7:36 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Oh yes, Bella if you are awake and feeling ok, please check your SDD.

  62. Barb & Maggie
    7:49 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Barb is back. Had a lovely time with the Grands, plus two extras that were staying with Kelly and Chad for a few days while their parents went to Brussels. They were great kids too, extremely well behaved, so it was nice.

    Got home and did some quick clean up to get ready for the real estate lady who is coming tomorrow at 9:00 for an evaluation.

    Melanie, the pictures are wonderful.

    Did we miss any major events?

  63. Melanie
    7:59 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Alice and Abbie, please let your Staff know to check her SDD.

  64. Melanie
    8:06 pm on May 6th, 2012

    LInda L’Lurker, please check your SDD!

  65. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:09 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Hey!…How come even Lurkers are getting secret messages and I am NOT!?…grump!

  66. Melanie
    8:18 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Oh RIIIIIöööö!!!

    Check your SDD!

  67. Melanie
    8:23 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Well, that’s it for me tonight. Patsy is telling me we need to go to bed early. Not sure why, but I agree with her.

    I did a lot of cropping and smooshing and thingys tonight. Going to make sure I do the sizing correctly and then you guys will get the photos back.

    Oh, and Staff? That thing you sent me for Noswad? Not sure I emailed back but tell Alice not to move!


  68. Princess Sam
    8:35 pm on May 6th, 2012

    I’m back from my girl’s college. Somehow my plan to hide in the closet didnt work. Rats!

  69. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:41 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Sammie!…Well, at least you gave it the ole college try!…heh!heh!

  70. B.Stover
    8:55 pm on May 6th, 2012

    She’s coming home soon Sam.

  71. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:18 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Pysch!…Oh my! This show is cracking us up tonight….heh!snort!heh!…It is the one with French Stewart from Third Rock From The Sun…ohhhh!…I loved that guy back then and he is still hilarious…snort!…Wonder what he’s been up to since then. Perfect for him to show up on Pysch…heh!

  72. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:54 pm on May 6th, 2012

    French!….Awww, they kilt French off in the show…snort!…I bet he has been doing Theater on Broadway what with that great voice of his…heh!….Love that guy! Love him!…chuffle!

  73. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:58 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Sci-Fi!…OMG!…Eureka is back on!…Woooooooo!…Somehow we have missed the first 3 shows, but they are still ON DEMAND…yes!

  74. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on May 6th, 2012

    okay!…sniff!…Its me, right? No one wants to post because of me…snort!…I will stop posting and then everyone who doesn’t like me can start posting again…grunt!sniffle!…Goodnight

  75. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:15 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Kidding!..heh!…Just try and git rid of me!me!me!…heh!…Eureka is really throwing a grand twist in the whole thing Again!…WOOOOOO!…I love this show! We here didnt’ think it was ever coming back…heh!

  76. Snowhook Bella
    10:27 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Rio: I’m here. Somewhat. Don’t stop posting. Your friend has really out done herself. I can’t believe she is able to make the projects so quickly. I need to get working on Snowhook things for the MMSD.

    Melanie: You’ve gone to bed, but you’ll have a response in the morning. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

    Wolfie’s Mom: I bet Coach and Bev heard you call out for them, but got caught up in the rerouting of traffic for the Ironman. If you are heading back through St. George on your way home you should stop for a show at Tuacan.

    AJ is outside repairing our deck that was damaged when the snow slid from our roof. He is sniffling, sneezing, coughing, cutting, sawing and hammering. The awning over our front door also collapsed when the snow fell.

    More to Rio: Psych is one of our favorite shows. We watch it online or on DVD. I think the cast was well chosen.

  77. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:31 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Quickly!…Well, if you call hours and hours upon hours “quickly”, so be it…sniff!…She will make some more as time allows…heh!sneeze!

  78. Barb & Maggie
    10:32 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Rio, it isn’t you honest! Everyone probably just had too much weekend.

    We just stopped by to say a quick good night.

  79. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:45 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Mom here, don’t like to type on iPaw. We are on the Gulf Coast with my mom. It is a pretty little town called Rockport. We plan to put in some serious goofing off time for the next few days. We hope to find a real beach tomorrow as so far all is rocky coast which I should have figured from the name. Not sure if Macy will be checking in or not as she has Holly and Biddie over for the week.

    Melanie your hills are mountains to us flatlanders! Love the Patsy pic.

    Nite all

  80. Snowhook Bella
    10:46 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Rio: I thought she started and finished this project today. By the looks of it, I would guess it would take much longer. It is beau-tiful.

  81. BearSpiritDog
    10:50 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Enjoying a beautiful warm Sunday here.

    Rio: We just finished the second Boardwalk Empire DVD. Have yet to spot McKey. Can’t remember if he is in the first season or the second.
    It does seem like your Friend is turning out these latest projects faster than usual.

    SnowBella: Sorry about you and the Giant not feeling well, what with all the usual chores to do, plus repairs from the winter storms. Not fun.

    Barb&Magpie: Good luck with the new realtor tomorrow.

    Off to grab a late snack, then do some reading before bed.
    See youse on the flip side – Bear

  82. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:55 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Time!…Blog time is deceiving…sniff!….Just like this long weekend, GONE!…grunt!…Already gone and tomorrow someone has to go back to the busy-place, which she is not looking forward to…sniff!…I wish there was someway she never had to go there again…wuffle!

  83. Staff
    10:57 pm on May 6th, 2012

    I have been cleaning all day (Mr.Staff too) and then A Catty Librarian got here and so we had dinner and then I have been packing packing packing.
    Now I think I will get ready for bed.

    Hey Melanie, I will take some better pictures of the Noswad item when I am in Mpls this week.

    Night all. Except Liz…You know what Liz.

  84. Snowhook Bella
    11:15 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Macy’s mom: Have fun at the beach or trying to find a beach.

    Night all and morning to Liz!

    Sniffle, sneeze, cough.

  85. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:18 pm on May 6th, 2012

    Sick!…Oh no!….snort!…The Giants are sick. Again…wheeze!…I thought Alaska was clean and free of germs for some reason…sniff!


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