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cheshyre grin

cheshyre grin
Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come
January 01
The One True
An ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine own.
Quit your snooping, bitch.

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"Art is the voice of God"

I went to visit the great Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth today. The Kimbell is one of the finest small museums in the world. "The Cardsharps" by Caravaggio (on whom one day I'll do a posting) is my favorite piece/…

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JANUARY 24, 2010 2:57AM

Greatest Feminist Film Of All Time

I don't know why I feel compelled to post this at this time. Maybe it's because I identify with the lead character somehow. Maybe it's because I feel her fate. Maybe it's because I feel yours.

Feminism has become a dirty word and is many times misappropriated to define
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JANUARY 18, 2010 1:04AM

The Long Journey Back

JANUARY 15, 2010 1:18AM

Emporer's New Clothes, MODERN Version

Many years ago there lived an Emperor who was so exceedingly fond of fine new clothes that he spent vast sums of money on dress. To him clothes meant more than getting laid anything else in the world. He took no interest in doing his job his army, nor… Read full post »
JANUARY 13, 2010 2:16AM

Art Is The Loneliest Profession

"What to leave in? What to leave out?"
Bob Seger, "Against the wind"

I've always found the idea of an art school amusing. To me, it's sort of like having a school on how to be a Japanese warlord. It just happens, it can't be taught. Sure, you could/…

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"You know what you need to do? Join the army! Do something with your life. Make something of yourself. Here you are living in your parent's house, doin' nothin, goin' nowhere and no end in sight!"

Oh the perils of a lost soul in a predatory world. Johnny was… Read full post »
Not Mine

I had surgery a couple of months ago on a place no fiber processing mammal should have to endure. For that privilege I've been required to pay an endless series of bills, one of which for $750. I wrote out a check, painfully parting with my ill gotten gains and… Read full post »

 Midlothian cows get an added dose of flavoring to them

"You ain't one of them environmentalists, is ya?"

In Texas nowadays, we say the word "environmentalist" like we used to say the phrase "nigger-lover".  Don't want to be caught dead being one of them! Might as well say you/… Read full post »

"The sword is the soul of the samurai."
-Tokugawa Ieyasu, third and final unifier of Japan

No other country has a relationship between the sword and its culture like the Japans. Though during the warring eras, the bow (and at the end, the gun) was more the primary weapon,/…

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JANUARY 4, 2010 9:55AM

Iraq Wants Justice, America Laughs

America is losing the "war on terror" - as expected. We have not won one battle, nor are we winning on a single front, nor does it look like we ever intend to. (Some will falsely claim we have "won" in Iraq. Reality is we lost by the sheer fact/…

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DECEMBER 31, 2009 8:43AM

The Fires Of Darian

In abandoned buildings, holes form allowing eerie whistling winds no man should hear. Same goes for souls.

Boredom is a unique and special jailor. It promises no release and brooks no pleas. Time warps to a crawl and afterwards, when asked how long the sentence, the answer's always "an… Read full post »

Bagged up clothing, faded hoping 
Left in a discarded rush;
On the ground
There's a feeling
of despair;
Coughing parents,
Sickly children,
See their icy breath;
And on every street corner you'll see:

Screaming yells, funky smells,
It's eviction day in the city!
Time to die, suicide/
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DECEMBER 28, 2009 9:08PM

2009: My Year Shall Live In Infamy

2009 saw my entry into Open Salon where I rode a wave of emotion to heights I hadn't been in years only to crash and burn to become the hollowed out shell who stands before you today. Now I'm running in the wilderness surrounded by wolves in shameless wolve's clothing waiting for… Read full post »

DECEMBER 28, 2009 12:13AM

Have A Surly New Year!

sur·ly pronunciation: ˈsÉ™r-lÄ“ function: adjective
irritably sullen and churlish in mood or manner: crabbed

I can't spend all of my time in Surly's bushes -  even if she does plant a Japanese maple for me.  Now that all her damn holiday baking is ov/… Read full post »

Harry the intrepid photographer was Harry-on-the-spot as snow came down in gusts up to 40 miles an hour. Not a lot had accumulated on the ground as it was still too warm but it was getting colder by the minute and I actually started to slide while standing still in the… Read full post »
DECEMBER 22, 2009 9:27PM

The Reds Of Japan (WSFTC)


I saw Who Will Let In The Cat?' s homework assignment and scoffed.  I never did homework after school.  That would be a big waste of time. (Homework for one class I did during another.) But then Cindy Ross dragged me there by the ear and I saw it was so easy/… Read full post »

DECEMBER 22, 2009 10:55AM

The Pharaoh Eats Mexican (Photo Essay)

On my last journey to the ancient granaries I merely visited an outpost, one of many throughout the kingdom. But today I visited the temple granaries, the largest in the land, cascading one after the other holding royal bounty to be kept from the masses (think Wall Street bonuses).… Read full post »
DECEMBER 20, 2009 8:46PM

A Thong For Mrs. Brady

There's a story...
No, not that Mrs. Brady!

I saw a criminal described once as basically good because he "cares about what other people think." In reality, that's a sociopath, drawing false self-esteem externally.  Independent thinking is a virtue!  One does not become a successful Japanese warl… Read full post »

DECEMBER 16, 2009 10:19PM

The Stalking Beast Is Hunting Me

I had a confused, bewildered - yet sickening - feeling as I pulled into the driveway to find my lawn covered in trashy looking papers. Mystified, I stumbled out of the car and came to find it was my trashy papers spread out all over creation, having been dug… Read full post »
DECEMBER 15, 2009 6:48PM

It's In The Tweener Times I Live

Another year's useless energy spent...

My life is a complete waste. And I can't even admit that without monsters swarming on me like buzzards looking to pick my bones clean, constantly circling looking for any signs of weakness. Heckuva world you got going here, God! So it's only in… Read full post »
DECEMBER 14, 2009 11:22PM

Fairy Tales of the Damned

It was easy to see how she got here - if not so easy to see how to get out. That little voice hissing inside her: Why be alone if you don't have to be? Being alone meant learning to walk on your own, exposing your decisions, growing up. She could… Read full post »

I read in the paper an article about the Pate Museum of Transportation closing by this Christmas.

"...the million-dollar collection includes a 1937 Rolls-Royce Sedanca, a ’41 Cadillac convertible sedan, a ’53 Buick Skylark convertible, a ’29 Packard touring car, a &rsqRead full post »
DECEMBER 11, 2009 9:42PM

OO Woods, Secret Agent Traitor Spy!

The spy is on the right

The movie Breach is based on the true story of Robert Hanssen, the most egregious spy in American history. When he's finally caught in the film, FBI Agent Plesac understandably has some questions for Hanssen:

Even if all you give them is why you/… Read full post »
DECEMBER 11, 2009 1:06AM

The Unspeakable Things

"...Germany, considered the height of human intellect, bred a Nazi culture that used its "wisdom" to carry out the most unspeakable atrocities..."

Each soul is driven beyond all constraint to express itself. For it is our soul that concerns each of us the most. No soul can stay… Read full post »