STOP ME IF YOU THINK THAT YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE: (a.k.a. "He talks about you in his sleep, and it's all that I can do to keep from cryin' when he calls your name, Jolene.")Themes you return to again and again?Queer Catholics/Christians. Either or (esp.) both.Fatalism vs. hope, a.k.a. Jesus doesn't want me for a sunbeam, a.k.a. the sin of despair. Frequently disguised as other sins, e.g. substance abuse, lust.Cultural conformity vs. capitulation to self vs. defining oneself through … [Read more...]

"CURRENTLY DEAD." But everything can change. Your crash course in X-Men comics. Via Naomi Chana.Or you could just go here. … [Read more...]

I'M CHARLES IV, MAD KING OF FRANCE! Is anyone really surprised?A fine, amiable and dreamy young man, skilled in horsemanship and archery, you were also from a long line of dribbling madmen. King at 12 and quickly married to your sweetheart, Bavarian Princess Isabeau, you enjoyed many happy months together before either of you could speak anything of the other's language. However, after illness you became a tad unstable. When a raving lunatic ran up to your entourage spouting an incoherent … [Read more...]

BE A NICE GIRL, KISS THE WARDERS Dagnabbit! I'm Jacques Derrida. At least I'm not dead! But really, slim pickin's all around. Me for Saint Anselm. Screw the century of blood.Which 20th century theorist are you?Via Naomi Chana. … [Read more...]

I AM TOM LEHRER'S "CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE, BY GOLLY": Christmastime is here, by golly! Disapproval would be folly. Deck the halls with hunks of holly, Fill the glass and don't say "when"... Kill the turkeys, ducks, and chickens, Mix the punch, drag out the Dickens, Even though the prospect sickens, Brothers, here we go again!Which Christmas carol are you?I note that this is really not true. I love certain Christmas carols, especially "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence," "In the Bleak … [Read more...]

I'M OTHELLO. "You are the innovative and ground-breaking tragedy about civil rights for minorities. [Um?] Everyone hated you, but you ignored it, because you were in love with a woman of the 'other' race. Unfortunately, she was the only one worthy of your trust... and you didn't trust her. And now you're both dead."Which famous Shakespeare play are you?Via Naomi Chana. … [Read more...]

"Mr. Tarnopol is considered by Dr. Spielvogel to be among the nation's top young narcissists in the arts." --My Life As a Man … [Read more...]