August 31, 2011
The genius French Oulipian novelist Georges Perec: a. bathed for inspiration in a bathtub filled with toads. b. was able to bend gravity to his will, thereby walking up walls or across ceilings upside down whenever he felt like it. c. married twice for love, once for monetary gain, and once for a tractor. d. [...]
August 30, 2011
if i had one wish i’d be a fish torn asunder in a chafing dish i if i had one dream it would be to seem torn asunder by a football team am if i had one hope i would patiently cope torn asunder by a briar rope mad i tell you
August 29, 2011
The loon considered himself most fortunate to capture this time-traveling spider’s image of exit. Through powers of mind she had informed him of her plan to fling herself into an advantageous position somewhere near Rembrandt in order to watch him paint. She claims to be his biggest fan among spiders. The loon sees no reason [...]
August 28, 2011
On the morning of her wedding day, while her maid of honor put the finishing touches on her hair, Marie contemplated her future with Lars. Meanwhile, Lars … … was similarly occupied with thoughts of a lifelong partnership with Marie. Believe it or not, the wedding proceeded apace, and the couple remained married for 72 [...]
August 27, 2011
At that time Bogota was a remote, lugubrious city where an insomniac rain had been falling since the beginning of the sixteenth century. Frank sings, “My kind of town, Bogota is.”
August 26, 2011
“If we really want it, we’ve still got plenty of time before the reunion to get back to being ‘the Dobson boys,heaven’s answer to a coed’s dream’.”
August 25, 2011
The Reverend Charlie did in fact sail on a raft to Egypt with a madman. That madman was the painter, James McNeill Whistler. There were a few tense moments passing by Gibraltar, I can tell you.
August 24, 2011
The Reverend Charlie sailed: 1. on Moonlight Bay. 2. on the good ship Lollipop. 3. on the Nautilus with Captain Nemo. 4. on a raft to Egypt with a yodeling madman. 5. on gossamer wings he made while his class took the logic test.
August 23, 2011
1. harpsichords on a battleship? 2. new production of Magic Flute staged on a gigantic stalk of celery? 3. make a flabby metronome? 4. get detergent to eradicate tergent?
August 22, 2011
INTERNET – WORLD WIDE WEB INTERNETTE – YOUNG LADY NEWLY QUALIFIED AS A DOCTOR