Monthly Archives: December 2018

Annals of Twitter: May and Brexit

brexit cheese submarine tweet thread 1

brexit cheese submarine tweet thread 2

brexit cheese submarine tweet thread

Prime Minister May survived a No Confidence vote in the Parliament today. If only just. As for the cheese submarine, it’s a bit runny. It’s very runny, actually. A bit runnier than you’ll like it.

Mood music:

Thread and response on Twitter.

Random Photo

2nd St bridge shroud tcrop cont

A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

Museum of Joy: Chicago Bigamy


Judy Chicago, Bigamy Hood, 1965

Steal This Meme: The Melania Trees

kirk spock redshirt melanias red trees fed dormant

If you haven’t seen this episode of the original Star Trek, spoiler alert…

That redshirt is toast.

#MelaniasTrees #WhiteHouseChristmas2018

As Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody, puts it, “The stupidest possible creative act is still a creative act.” Words to live by in the latter days of the Internet Age. Steal this meme. (I stole the image; I added the caption.)

Random Photo: God Loves You!

god loves portapotty dark cont rcrop sat

A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

I was walking in the park with the grandkids, and stepped into the porta-pottie to relieve nature, and found a message awaiting me. I can’t decide whether the… depositor of the good news is utterly blind to context, void of paradox, irony, incongruity, such is their faith in faith, or a genius of apposite juxtaposition.

Bonus grandkids:

eden ollie rolling hills

The Kindly Ones, Thou False Oaf


The kindly ones await you
with furious patience

graciously weep for you
tears of blood

rivulets of corrosion
gnawed into their cheeks.

Brushing the snakes
out of their eyes

they pull tight
the twitch and flex of leather

of wing
of scourge

pull tight
raw hide weave

on the shining


The wrathful lordosis
of flanks

blacker than black
unvexed nightmares

thighs unmoved
but not slow

of low coals

snatches of pale fire
gelid coils

of unhymned lightning
the terrible

swift soar
and lash

too kind to be kith
cold to be kin

the infold
of cruel fates

infer below thou
false oaf.