Sunday, August 31, 2008


It's no small task to be a Jovian moon sovereign, to govern the largely ungovernable Ionian citizenry amid sulphur glass eruptions, plasma dells and radiation storms. But Io's Thedario is up to it. He's the big cheese and he stands alone.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Honcho

Woe be unto him who crosses The Big Kahuna Honcho.
(Any resemblance to John Cain is purely coincidental.)

Thursday, August 28, 2008


A seed, a flower, and there's Thumbelina.
Shook toad, beetle, and mole.
Rode swallowback to garden, royalty, and wings of her own.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Whose Toy?

The face isn't a mix, but a direct copy of one I don't recall taking the mold of. The original was less than a half inch tall. I wasn't going to share this one, since it's so far from being my own, but I like the Sculpey mix too much to hide it away.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Currently the flapping of a pair of butterfly wings somewhere in Borneo.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Georgie Porgie

Georgie Porgie was a duke, of Buckingham, no less. And a pretty young duke was he. He went both ways; pudding and pie. King James, Queen Anne, and assorted others, we can presume. He kissed the girls, the boys, made them all cry, because, face it, Georgie was a bastard.

But what are we to make of "When the boys came out to play, Georgie Porgie ran away?" Are the boys Parliament? They did try to impeach Georgie for screwing up a piracy expedition, but he didn't have to run away - the King (Charles I by then) simply dissolved Parliament. Case dismissed.

Nor did he run away at war in France. Sent 4000 of his men to their maker, and would have sent more had not one of his officers done him in.

I have no idea where that running away stuff comes from.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008


Stan Lee and gamma rays produced the Incredible Hulk -
part Golem, part Hyde, part Frankenstein.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008


Caught sight of him last night in the rear view.
May have been closer than he appeared.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Rolf eff amph

A debeaked vulture cork , snub arms and leatherbound body embossed with the face of Rolf Heinrichson, meadbrewer, grace the face of this ancient European effigy amphora.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Friday, August 08, 2008

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Life On Mars Proven To Exist

This is one among seven photographs released to the public early this week by NASA scientists analyzing soil sample data sent back to earth by the Phoenix Mars Lander. The evidence revealed in this and the other six photographs prove once and for all that highly evolved lifeforms existed on Mars in the not too distant past. Since it is believed the almost humanoid creatures - now turned to stone - dined on the plentiful perchlorate found in the immediate area, the scientists have unofficially dubbed the species "Perchlorian."

It would appear Perchlorians were a lighthearted, if not downright jubilant lot. The hallucinatory effects perchlorates are known to produce here on earth among Chile's Atacame├▒o shamans result in similar countenances.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Gilberto Gil

Luminoso Tropicália pioneer,
and Brasil's open source ex-Minister of Culture.

Somebody, nominate him for a Nobel.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Governor Slugwell

Bam-bam, aroop bam-bam, aroop bam-bam,
aroopety, boopety, boop.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Friday, August 01, 2008

Robin Hood

An insurgent if there ever was one. A trickster who targeted the gentry. Was he a real person? Perhaps, once. But the legend spawned the tales; no one man could do so much. Men dressed as him at Renaissance fairs - not our versions, but actual Fifteenth Century May Day festivals - were prosecuted for it, so potent was his trickster image still, centuries later, and sinister the notion of redistribution of wealth.