From the monthly archives:

August 2007

Dodi and Diana

August 31, 2007



DandD, originally uploaded by Paynt Ball.

Reminded this week of the tragic loss experienced by the al-Fayeds, Diana’s children, and the Spencers ten years ago.

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A man crossed too close to the little automotive artwork parked outside my window — perhaps he actually touched it — and he set off the alarm.  So, for a few minutes the well tuned horn of the Mercedes was blaring, depriving me of my ability to think and the less righteous among us of their morning’s sleep.  When the horn at last ceased blaring, I heard the sound of hoof beats, clop-clopping at a brisk walk up the street in this direction.  I turned to the window hoping to catch a glimpse of a mounted patrolman, but as it turned out I had mistaken the sound of two young women with shoes that sounded like steel shod hoofs on the pavement.   Stylish.

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Writers write… punters punt

August 30, 2007

And, one assumes, ‘zinesters ‘zine.  That ace ‘zinester of our virtual present, Chris Locke,  sent another minor missive today which seemed largely to focus on one Pagan Kennedy, although Joseph Smith, a stone canoe, and a large and hungry shark also appeared.  (Oddly, Leona Helmsley did not appear; oddly, that is, in the context of [...]

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Hyde Park

August 29, 2007

I went to the speakers’ corner.  No one was speaking.  Instead, a children’s merry-go-round has been installed.

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Carrion luggage…

August 28, 2007

The trouble with over-packing is that you have to schlep all that stuff around with you on your journey. (Darned state of war has eliminated the good old luggage lockers where for two-bits you could park a suitcase while you dithered away your layover time.  I sure wish we weren’t at war.  When the war [...]

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True Burger

August 27, 2007
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IMPEACH: 20 yes, 3 no, 2 abstentions

August 27, 2007

The Dane County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors voted last week to support impeachment. And related, here’s John Nichols’ piece on the departure of Alberto Gonzales, Former Attorney General of the United States of America, who “[as White House] Counsel from 2001 to 2005, Gonzales blocked requests from the General Accounting Office for information about Enron [...]

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Not Calvin and Hobbes…

August 27, 2007

Not even Gaping Void, really… Hope For Appetite with an opinion of attaining, is called HOPE. Despaire The same, without such opinion, DESPAIRE. Feare Aversion, with opinion of Hurt from the object, FEARE. Courage The same, with hope of avoyding that Hurt by resistance, COURAGE. Anger Sudden Courage, ANGER. Confidence Constant Hope, CONFIDENCE of our [...]

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