"My days of old have vanished--tone and tints." --Douglas MacArthur, at West Point, 1962 … [Read more...]


DEEPLY SHALLOW: Just a note: The "Deep Thoughts" below are, indeed, from "Saturday Night Live." While The Rat is one of the funniest people I know (funny strange, funny ha-ha, it's all good) she did not personally craft these thoughts.I really like this description of the blog: "Also, and I mean this in the nicest way possible, there's a certain plane crash quality to Eve's blog that keeps me coming back...."Oh, and I flensed some of the more egregious overwriting from the most recent … [Read more...]


"But with the inevitable forward march of progress come new ways of hiding things, and new things to hide." --Chris Ware, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth … [Read more...]


YOU SIT AND YOU WONDER WHETHER IT'S GONNA BE SYNDICATED... I finally got an Atom feed. I don't even rightly know what that is, but you can find it here. Please tell me if I've messed it up somehow, since, as I say, I have no clue what this is. But people kept asking when I was gonna get one.In other "shiny new toys!" developments, I've added a PayPal button. Use it wisely.(Real blogging soon--and I mean it this time!) … [Read more...]


DEEP THOUGHTS: Ratty sent me a vast list of 'em. She pointed out that most of them were metaphors for her life, for my life, or for same-sex marriage. (Sometimes, of course, I worry that my life is just one big metaphor for same-sex marriage.) Here are some samples; judge for yourself.My life: Sometimes the beauty of the world is so overwhelming, I just want to throw back my head and gargle. Just gargle and gargle, and I don't care who hears me, because I am beautiful.What is it about a … [Read more...]


FREE OLD TIME RADIO SHOWS! Listen online.Via T. Bress. … [Read more...]


SCIENCE FICTION DOUBLE FEATURE: So I've recently sampled two sci-fi/horror works: the first volume of Junji Ito's killer-fish manga Gyo, and the '60s French b&w; film "Eyes without a Face." Both were effectively creepy, but neither really captivated me.Gyo begins with an intriguing sequence between a young couple on vacation at Okinawa. The girlfriend is repelled by the boyfriend's bad breath; they fight about money, and she complains of the worsening smell. But the smell turns out to … [Read more...]