You Hear the Loons?
"Never draw anything you can copy, never copy anything
you can trace, never trace anything you can cut out and paste
up." - Wally Wood
I must have been a very good boy this year as I got hand-made
truffles as a Valentine's Day gift. (Thank you, Pookums!)
I hardly even knew what a truffle was until Saturday.
In return I'd made up a batch of heart-shaped, chocolate-studded,
meringue cookies in shades of pink and white. These things
melt in your mouth and are ridiculously easy to make. I heartily
recipe for any guy (or gal) looking for some cred
in the kitchen and the resultant boudoir brownie points.
I'm currently reading part three of Neal
Stephenson's "The Baroque Cycle". Dense.
Funny. Historical. Hysterical. I am savoring
every. Single. Freaking. Word.
Next up: Anathem.
I recently read that the average American
my age watches 19-21 hours of TV per
I watched exactly one hour of TV last
week. It was Josh Whedon's Dollhouse. I
was hoping for another Firefly or
Dr. Horrible but the early reviews
were mixed, to be kind. I found it to
be a total, pandering hunk of third-class
Josh had a big boat payment due.
The internet isn't really TV, so watching
uncensored re-runs of The Larry Sanders
Show on hulu.com doesn't count against
my national average. Right?
1988... really!) I only caught the bowdlerized
versions which ran late at night on the
local UHF channels. The
real, unadultered thing is pure brilliance
and Rip Torn deserves a lot of the credit. (And
those rumors about my unrequited fetish
of Janeane Garofalo's earlobes are completely
unsubstantiated. True, but unsubstantiated.)
of fabulous, intelligent babes, I'm a
big Randi Rhodes fan but it looks like
the conservative powers-that-be are conspiring
again to keep her off the air, again.
The same scumbags that ruined the original
of Air America got their paws on Nova
M and without further adieu gutted it
like a trout.
And if you think I'm paranoid you should
know that Washington D.C. has exactly
zero liberal radio shows versus fifteen
conservative programs. This is NOT a
conservative country, as evidenced by
the most recent elections, it's
only only owned by them.
It's time for the current administration
to dismantle the Telecommunications
Act of 1996, the one that led to Clear
Channel's complete domination of the
airwaves. The public is never going to
what's really going on until the right-wing
destroyed and the airwaves returned
to local communities.