March 31, 2013
Loon: I’d like to welcome today’s ghost to the 3 question interview. Welcome, ghost. First question – When you ran for president against FDR, what was your favorite meal? Wilkie Collins’ ghost: I never had the honor to run for the office of president of your nation. By no calculation whatsoever was I deemed an [...]
March 30, 2013
“Eh?” Sorry, Robert, I did not grok your strange land stranger at all.
March 29, 2013
Anthony did write a novel while punting on the Thames. His best kick traveled 70 yards in the air.
March 28, 2013
Anthony Trollope, who wrote short novels during vacations between writing long novels,: a. once considered trimming his beard, but decided it would interfere with writing a novel. b. once wrote a novel while punting on the Thames. c. tried writing two novels simultaneously, one with each hand, found it to be too difficult, and wrote [...]
March 27, 2013
Once upon a time a lackadaisical car dealership owner’s daughter traipsed into the woods hauling her wagon loaded with four 2 gallon jugs of brandy. First she met a wolf who threatened to read tax instructions at her. He was soon placated when the girl shared with him one jug of brandy. Continuing on her [...]
March 26, 2013
The sisters royal, Blush and Chaste, on an outing attended by their bevy of servants.
March 25, 2013
Welcome to the Hotel California
March 24, 2013
Loon: I’m told this gentleman composed music. Mr. Strelinski, was it hard to clean between the piano keys when cracker crumbs got in there? Stravinsky’s ghost: Da, you bet. Even harder was the syrup. Loon: I can imagine. Also, is it true that all musicians like to ski? Stravinsky’s ghost: Da, that’s true. Even better [...]
March 23, 2013
1. The dormitory girls who had spilled out of the drawing room on to the terrace chattered like a parliament of fowls. 2. She was now circling round, vaguely wobbling, like a top near the end of its spin. It’s not often one reads a tiny perfectly crafted gem of a tale such as the [...]
March 22, 2013
For a run of years there back in the 1920s, Max was the most successful prosecuting attorney in all of Carpathia.