THERE'S NOTHING ORIGINAL IN ME, EXCEPT...: So I ran across this person who says she doesn't believe in original sin.Fine.But what I want to know is, what does she call it? What does she call that yearning toward hate, that reverse heliotropism? What does she call the damage that all of us bear from the time of our earliest memories? Is it that she genuinely believes in Good People vs. Bad People? There must be some explanation for the fact that so many of us would rather have five million … [Read more...]

"KISSABLE PICTURES": GIRL TROUBLE. This section is more explicit than I expected, don't click if you don't wanna, etc. etc. Not approved by the Comics Code Authority. It all starts here; the most recent section is here. Your comments, esp. critical ones, most welcome. … [Read more...]

PSA from Act One: [PLEASE CUT, PASTE, FORWARD AND LINK! HELP US GET THE WORD OUT...THANKS!]act one inc. and Artists for a Renewed Society present,Making a GOOD Writer GREATA Creativity WorkshopSaturday, May 22, 2004Featuring:Linda Seger, PhD (Making a Good Script Great, The Art of Adaptation, Web Thinking, Creating Unforgettable Characters)Plus: Barbara Nicolosi Tom ProvostJoin Hollywood insiders Linda Seger, Tom Provost and Barbara Nicolosi for an intensive, day-long workshop … [Read more...]

But that lucky old sun Ain't got nothing to do But roll around Blogwatch all day...I'm back from NH, but feeling sickish, so posting may be light until I am back on the attack. For now, why not check out these fine people?Church of the Masses: Great post exploring the "Christian as leaven" metaphor, and also giving us a sneak preview of her upcoming Nat'l Catholic Register column: "Applying the Holy Father's philosophy of personalism to entertainment and the arts would be a wonderful … [Read more...]

As the bridegroom to his chosen, As the king to his realm, As the keep unto the castle, As the pilot to the helm, So, Lord, art Thou to me.As the fountain in the garden, As the candle in the dark, As the treasure in the coffer, As the manna in the ark, So, Lord, art Thou to me.As the ruby in the setting, As the honey in the comb, As the light within the lantern, As the father in the home, So, Lord, art Thou to me.As the sunshine in the heavens, As the image in the glass, As the … [Read more...]

TOM LEHRER, "BRIGHT COLLEGE DAYS": With this I take my leave--off to Sunny New Haven until Monday. Back then with a whole passel of goodies.Bright college days, oh, carefree days that fly, To thee we sing with our glasses raised on high. Let's drink a toast as each of us recalls Ivy-covered professors in ivy-covered halls.Turn on the spigot, Pour the beer and swig it, And gaudeamus igit-itur.Here's to parties we tossed, To the games that we lost (We shall claim that we won them … [Read more...]

ALLEGATIONS OF UN BRIBERY/OIL-FOR-FOOD SCAM: Stolen with love from Oxblog--everything that follows is their words (but you should really read all the links--there's esp. important stuff in the Christian Science Monitor link, including corruption in the Iraqi Governing Council as well):BRIBE-TAKING SCANDAL AT THE UN: Reports have surfaced that three principal UN officials, including the undersecretary general, accepted millions of dollars' worth of bribes from Saddam between 1997 and 2002, in … [Read more...]