Every year when it gets colder (you know, so perishables don’t melt/ooze while sitting in the Florida sun waiting for us to get home) I am tempted into ordering a box of Japanese treats. Part of my compulsion is the knowledge that there are seasonal – never to be repeated – flavors and if I don’t try them now, I’ll never know the joy. I have very fond memories of the tuna and mayonnaise Doritos chips from years ago. This may sound a little strange coming from someone who doesn’t snack much and whose kitchen doesn’t usually contain junk food. But there it is. This is a snap shot of our lovely haul from this year. It is almost gone now… we have been enjoying it very much.
He’s thinking about it right now…
Richard commissioned a drawing from me for his new solo album. His are the colors. His are the music.
“The swell was flash, so I could not draw his fogle.”
Swell: gentleman (1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose)
Flash: Knowing. Understanding another’s meaning. (1891 American Slang Dictionary by James Maitland)
Draw his fogle: pick his pocket of his silk handkerchief. (1891 American Slang Dictionary by James Maitland)
In other words: the gentleman knew exactly what I was doing so I could not sneak the silk handkerchief from his pocket.
Years ago I made a case to our media librarian to acquire The CREMASTER cycle by Matthew Barney. I had seen the visually stunning, mysterious, and grotesque preview online and I knew there was no way I was ever going to see it unless some forward thinking library bought the movie for the collection. There was only one then. There are more now.
Are you hankering to watch some movies, but haven’t yet decided whether you’re going to sign up for Netflix, Hulu, YouStream, Moogoo, Mojo? Well then, head on over to the Paramount Vault on YouTube and watch some of the full length movies that Paramount has shared from their history of making film.
Source: The Paramount Vault – YouTube
I was at a comic shop for Valentines day because that is what nerds do, and I found The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. The cover was fun, so I picked it up. The back promised cameos from the Marvel Universe of characters that I was familiar with. I was in a buying mood. I bought. And. I. Was. Not. Disappointed.
First, sometimes I have a love hate with comics because so many of them require you to have and have read the 89 to 500 issues that come before. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl didn’t require such fore-study from me. It launched into a world where everyone was making up their own stories and so it didn’t matter that, as I found while reading, I was not actually starting at the beginning of the squirrel girl story.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is smart, and in a world of superheroes, Squirrel Girl seems like a super girl who became super on her own. You know, like us regular Joes and Joanns dream of. Sure Squirrel Girl can talk to squirrel’s, but all her super rocking fighting comes from practice (again, just read volume 2, so if I am totally incorrect here I apologize). To top it all off, she has a friend and supporter who says totally librarian friendly stuff about the internet. And she says it with a ginormous monster in the background. Any comic who calls out the internet for being 85% misinformation and a bunch of mom tricks that don’t work is a forever favorite of mine.
rock and rule wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_%26_Rule