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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Perhaps the best comeback I've ever read....

The Morning News - The Tour, Chapter 3: "My table fills in with nine ladies, each with carefully applied make-up, white hair, lovely printed dresses, and charming Southern drawls. I am glad I decided to wear a jacket. Introductions are made all around and then one of the women�I believe she was either Dottie or Sally�asks me what my book is about. I tell them it�s about a fertility expert who clones his daughter�s unknown assailant from DNA left at the crime scene in order to gain clues to the identity of the killer. There is a long pause. �No, really,� Dottie says."

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Right There... See!!!... RIGHT THERE!!!!

Store Front
Originally uploaded by Barry Wynn.
Right Between Bukowski and Paglia; "Remembering Our Future" - Penhouse Ink

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Oh It Is Too Funny....

The Morning News - The Tour, Chapter Two: "Well I am against the death penalty,' I say. 'But if you're going to have it, I don't understand lethal injection. The electric chair at least was a deterrent. They'd flip a switch and your hair would catch on fire and you'd writhe in agony for 15 minutes.'"

Thursday, April 14, 2005

There's A First Time For Everything

The Morning News - The Tour, Chapter One: "As I read several chapters from my book, it occurs to me that this is almost certainly the first time I have said the word �semen� in front of my mother."

Road Trip

Gallery of photographer Robert Clark's cameraphone pics as he travels across America (and parts of Canada too evidently)

Thursday, April 07, 2005

My New Favorite Thing - Track 7

A Recipe for Disaster by DJ Food

Turn Out The Lights

TOM WALSH: State at risk of economic devastation: "'The aging baby boomer population that dominates public policy in our state demands, instead, expensive health care, ubiquitous prisons, homeland security, reduced tax burdens -- and to hell with the kids and the future.'"

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Terry Schaivo, Media Commodity

The New Yorker: The Talk of the Town"Terri Schiavo’s life, as distinct from the life of her unsentient organs, ended fifteen years ago. But that did not prevent her from becoming the star of an unusually morbid kind of reality TV show. The show was made possible by two factors. The first was a bitter struggle between Terri’s husband, Michael Schiavo, who wanted to allow her body to die in accordance with what he said, and what an unbroken series of court decisions has affirmed, was her own expressed wish, and her parents and siblings, who wanted to keep her body alive at all costs. The second factor was a set of video snippets, provided by the Schindler family and broadcast incessantly by the three cable news networks—CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC—which are themselves entangled in a desperate struggle for dominance. Sometimes the snippets are identified by the year of their taping (2001 and 2002); sometimes they are not. Sometimes they are accompanied by inflammatory captions (fighting for her life); sometimes the captions are merely dramatic (schiavo saga)."

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

And I Complain About Writer's Block?

The New York Times > Books > Mysteries of the Brain Vex a Novelist and His Hero: ".'Shaw once said that sometimes galley slaves working at the oars formed very touching friendships, but that doesn't make the chain a useful ornament,' Mr. Engel said. 'One finds virtues in life. One turns things to one's use.'"