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…And We’re Back!

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Yep, the little beasties were yanked out by their fuzzy little arses and sent straight to h-e-double-hockey-sticks.

I’m still recuperating, mentally and physically, but at least I’m out of the hospital. I was sleeping in 3 hour stints and walking laps around the ward in the wee hours – the night shift nurses were more fun.

I’m not quite done as the docs still have to rip out the staples and decide on my next adventure.

Thanks to all who sent good wishes, both here and elsewhere. They helped a lot.

P.S. Thanks to Michelle S. for the card above.

An Unplanned Vacation

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Yeah, I’m gonna go dark for a while. Might be a week or more.

Seems I’ve got a nasty little beastie inside that requires some medical attention. I don’t know how long the recovery is going to take or what it entails, but I’ll find out soon enough. Meanwhile, check out the great sites in the blogroll, tell ’em I sent you.

Rock on wit yo bad sefs.

Bunk

Another Great Gift Idea: House Cleaning Pleasure

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

“Do you like the present I got you, Honey?”
“It sucks. Now GFY.”

[Found here.]

Thirsty.

Monday, 2 December 2019

At the Drinking Fountain, New York, USA, 1930s.

[Found here.]

Roll On.

Thursday, 10 October 2019

“The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.” – Frank Zappa


[Image found here.]


Meanwhile, Cal-OSHA thinks that accessing a clogged roof drain with a 10-inch parapet and a scissor lift is too dangerous.


It’s true. The C students run the world.

The Drolatic Dreams of Pantagruel (1565)

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

“In 1565, twelve years after the death of François Rabelais (1494-1553) — the French Renaissance author best known for his satirical masterpiece The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel, the bawdy tale of two giants, Gargantua and his son Pantagruel — the Parisian bookseller and publisher Richard Breton brought out Les songes drolatiques de Pantagruel (The drolatic dreams of Pantagruel). The slim volume, save a short preface from Breton, is made up entirely of images — 120 woodcuts depicting a series of fantastically bizarre and grotesque figures, reminiscent of some of the more inventive and twisted creations of Brueghel or Bosch.”
[…]
“Despite the claims (echoed too in the book’s subtitle), the book’s wonderful images are very unlikely to be the work of Rabelais himself — the attribution probably a clever marketing ploy by Breton. […] The creator of the prints is now widely thought to be François Desprez, a French engraver and illustrator behind two other sets of imaginative designs, similar in style.”

Those prints remind me of Jim Woodring’s stuff.

[Images and commentary from here.]

Beluga Bliss

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

[Story and image found here.]

National Heterochromia Day 2019

Friday, 12 July 2019

Commuter traffic is expected to be 1% lighter, or not.

[From here.]

Not Handicap Code Compliant.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Hint: There’s no ramp to the 1st floor entry.

[Found here.]

A Humble Request.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

[pinned post] Some of you have heard about my sister’s plight. If not, please read this and pass it on. [Update 27 June 2019]


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