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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

* Yesterday’s question was “Gov. Pritzker is to the looming end of the spring session as ____ is to ____?” Check out Earnest’s answer

Sorry to be so literal, but

as the warp is to the weft.

I had no idea what Earnest was talking about until I talked to someone who does a lot of weaving. Check out Wikipedia’s definition

Warp and weft are the two basic components used in weaving to turn thread or yarn into fabric. The lengthwise or longitudinal warp yarns are held stationary in tension on a frame or loom while the transverse weft (sometimes woof) is drawn through and inserted over-and-under the warp.

I asked about the “looming” end of session and Earnest replied with a looming-related answer.

I love you people.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

30 Comments
  1. - Honeybear - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 9:18 am:

    Wow…that is stunning. My mom was a weaver and had a huge loom so I get it but that’s like
    astro physicist level
    analogy power

    This is a special place with special people
    thank you for the 10 billionth time


  2. - efudd - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 9:20 am:

    Anytime you get to thinking you’re smarter than the average bear, read some of the comments on this blog.
    It will bring you back to earth.


  3. - Todd - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 9:21 am:

    Comment of the year


  4. - Skeptic - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 9:21 am:

    What? I thought everybody knew that…


  5. - JS Mill - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 9:22 am:

    I thought it was a Star Trek reference.


  6. - Father Ted - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 9:26 am:

    This is such a great blog community. I’ve lost count of the times my opinions about people, policies and events have been set or re-set (or at least shaped) by the thoughts posted by other commenters. Thanks to all for being just a great group of people.


  7. - SOIL M - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 9:29 am:

    Is it too early for Golden Horseshoe Nominations?


  8. - JoanP - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 9:29 am:

    That is just awesome. Literally.


  9. - XonXoff - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 9:31 am:

    The fact that you took the time to research it is just one little thing that makes Capitol Fax a great site.


  10. - Give Me A Break - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 9:35 am:

    There is no other blog in the world where you can learn about cannabis, infrastructure and construction issues, bonding and banking issues and at the same time have your knowledge of weaving expanded.


  11. - A guy - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 9:38 am:

    And this analogy was spooled on a thread.


  12. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 9:41 am:

    “as that comment is to restaurant quality”.

    Top shelf.


  13. - Skeptic - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 9:42 am:

    It just occurred to me that it’s even more meta, since politicians are known for their dodging and weaving as well.


  14. - FormerParatrooper - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 9:45 am:

    Learn something new every day, especially here.


  15. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 9:48 am:

    Well played. Had no idea what that meant. Glad I know.


  16. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 9:54 am:

    I love puns with double meanings that make you think


  17. - Former cadet - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 10:07 am:

    Some of the yarns spun on this blog keep me in stitches.


  18. - Soccermom - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 10:11 am:

    Rich — I think there should be room for a best single comment in the Golden Horseshoes.


  19. - Draznnl - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 10:13 am:

    This is one of the very few blogs on which I bother to read the comments. Earnest’s is a great example of why. Thanks for expanding my knowledge.


  20. - State of DenIL - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 10:16 am:

    There were some really great comments in the gun violence post from yesterday as well. Big shout out to FormerParatrooper in particular.

    The community here is very high-brow; and as stated earlier can really challenge the notions that you have in a meaningful and impactful way. It is something when debate can actually result in an opinion changing; not just reinforcement of entrenched positions.


  21. - OneMan - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 10:30 am:

    Impressive


  22. - Northsider - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 10:44 am:

    == I thought it was a Star Trek reference. ==

    Nah, that would be Worf and weft.


  23. - Amalia - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 10:44 am:

    Oh. My. Goddess…..


  24. - Fixer - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 10:53 am:

    Well played, Earnest.


  25. - Huh? - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 11:18 am:

    Very imaginative


  26. - lake county democrat - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 11:35 am:

    I. Did. Not. Know. That.


  27. - I Miss Bentohs - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 3:06 pm:

    I looked it up, read that it was about weaving, did not even get the loom reference until you explained it. DDDDDOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH


  28. - filmmaker prof - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 3:44 pm:

    I only know that because we have a community radio station in Champaign whose call letters are WEFT. The call letters were chosen for that reason.


  29. - Left Leaner - Wednesday, May 22, 19 @ 5:01 pm:

    Oh. Ohhhhh. That’s gooooood. Kudos Earnest.


  30. - Lynn S. - Thursday, May 23, 19 @ 1:47 am:

    When Earnest posted that yesterday, I knew that warp and weft were weaving terms. Somehow I missed the “looming” in the set-up. Great work, Earnest (banned punctuation). And Rich, you get a gold star for taking the time to do the background research.

    When you say, “I love you guys”, keep in mind that we love you too, and really appreciate you allowing us to hang out here. There’s a lot of smart people here, and I usually get a good laugh or two each day here.

    The musical selections are restaurant quality.

    Keep up the good work, everyone (banned punctuation again).


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