Friday, March 14, 2008


  • Big pretty new jib. And semantic search technology. Enjoy your stay.
  • Sure, Bayside Expo Center and your Rhapsody in Green weekend. I've got enough going on in my sun room. With my phalænopsis Yep. Six weeks. Should bring us right into Summer.and cereus (which has another week before a big stinky outburst. Another week and the allergies kick in And outside, the witch hazel is as yellow as the forsythia soon will be. Not the kind in the bottle, the kind outside Have a swell weekend.
  • The following are "high crimes" which warrant impeachment: (1) Starting a "war of aggression" (2) torture (3) arbitrary detention (4) war crimes (5) warrantless wiretapping (6) signing statements (7) election fraud (8) outing a covert CIA operative (9) the "unitary executive" --which the current executive doesn't get (10) gross negligence during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and hamstringing federal bureaus and laws concerning environmental safety, contributing to a poisonous environment and global warming.
  • These are not: (1)hooking up with an intern (2) hooking up with a sex worker.
  • So Buffy and Satsu wake up in bed. But Creator Joss Whedon says The Buffster's not gay. She's experimenting. Because that's what young people do. They like cheese, have stuffed piggies named Mr. Gordo, and love Ice Capades without the irony.
  • For all the subtlety, lingering artwork, moody coloring and -- duh -- narration, a comic is like music, or watercolor, or poetry, all at once. It is a medium with some restrictions that must be stretched, challenged, impugned. Two dimensions only go so far, but the ingredients can be so specially mixed, so intricately integrated that they manipulate that dimension to represent, convincingly, another.
  • But they still have to hold the modesty sheet.
  • When you see the "new" picture of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan, do you get the feeling, all things being equal, that she was given a great deal of attention because Helen was so darned cute?
My aunt, who is legally blind, attended the Perkins School for the Blind, as did Keller and many other brave, smart, and inspiring folk.

1 comment:

karie said...

She IS awfully cute in this picture. Nice, that you never hear that, though. We just study about how truly brave, smart and inspiring she was. Anne Sillivan, too. I like that!

pretty flowers.