The joy of not being sold anything

. . . is not the same as not being told anything. … [Read more...]

Putting a bird on it

Comic books, sci fi movies, and now Portlandia.  I guess it's pop culture week on the Register? … [Read more...]

Movies you may have missed: Attack the Block

From the producers of Shaun of the Dead.  Loved it!  … [Read more...]

Five things I honestly thought were favorites until I started writing about them

Trying something new today:1 and 2.  Bras that actually fit.  I've been meaning and meaning and meaning to go to this store that does bra fittings.  On the one hand, I've been breastfeeding for a total of something like 146 months, and I walk like a cripple because I'm trying to hide the fact that my shirt fronts look weird.  On the other hand, I knew I was going to have to go in there and let them look at me, like, look at me, and possibly touch me.So I while I was working up the cou … [Read more...]

Comic Books: the good, the bad, and the #*&%^*@

Did I come across as too much of a snob about comic books?  Oh wait:  I don't care.  But I will go to my grave defending Archie comics.Oh, and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon.Amazing!  Astounding!  Hilarious! Heartbreaking!  The first time I read it, I thought it was more depressing than tragic, but I've changed my mind.  Have you read this book?  Thoughts? … [Read more...]

Scat free

Shoobee doo boppa go away. … [Read more...]

Ten Things to Do Instead of Wallowing

Feeling like hell is not one the cardinal virtues, even if it seems like the most sensible response to the world right now. … [Read more...]