Monthly Archives: June 2014

Best Damned Quotes: Thomas Love Peacock On Poets

“A poet in our times is a semi-barbarian in a civilized community. He lives in the days that are past. His ideas, thoughts, feelings, associations, are all with barbarous manners, obsolete customs, and exploded superstitions. The march of his intellect … Continue reading

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Found Photo: Summer Collage–warning: may cause seizures!

  Found on Tumblr.    

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Confliciting Information A “modern day spiritual” as Lawrence Welk’s singers rhapsodize about a romantic pothead loitering in a railroad station–in what kind of parallel universe did this occur?  Somebody should have looked up the word “toke.”

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“Don’t Sneak”–a great story from NPR

The entire StoryCorps program is pretty damned awesome.

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Welcome To Night Vale on Poetry Genius

Here’s something fun.  Something weird and cool and fun…

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Old Road Apples Goes Political: Save The Bees!

Thus far, I’ve ranted a lot, poked some fun, and expressed a fair deal of pointed revulsion, but I’ve avoided specific advocacy of social and political causes.  A friend of mine says this is “tepid,” but he’s a sandal-wearing brown-bread … Continue reading

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Irradiated Babes: Ms. TSA Pin-Up Calendar?

X-Ray Porn!  This was apparently a short-lived interwebs sensation in 2010, but I missed it and I bet many of you missed it too.   I know!  Smokin’ hot, right?  I mean, damn! Are you as turned on as I … Continue reading

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Gyllenhaal & Southpaw Still Chugging Along

Somehow Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, and the rest of the cast and crew of the movie Southpaw are still carrying on locally, despite my sudden retirement from a brief,  and by all accounts meteoric (burning out and falling uncontrollably to … Continue reading

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Found Photo: Another Summer Photo

I’ve decided we’ll be throwing these summer shots at you until the leaves start to turn–or until I get bored.  Looks like this one is a shot from an old surfer flick.

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Eli Wallach 1915-2014

One of the greatest character actors of all time, Emmy and Tony Award winner Eli Wallach is best remembered as Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez, or “The Ugly” in Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western masterpiece, “The Good, The Bad, and … Continue reading

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