Sunday, March 29, 2009

Elmer McCurdy

Inept outlaw killed in botched train robbery, mummified, and traded from sideshow to sideshow. This ain't him but if it were, it'd cost you two bits.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

bruno

mehitabels brother bruno werent too happy to foind shed shacked up with a cockroach i can tell you

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hilarius

Not Pope Hilarius, nor either of the Saints Hilarius. Not even the poet Hilarius, but Hilarius the burlesque simpleton.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Zephyrus

He's the gentle west wind and he heralds spring.
Wed his sister Iris, goddess of the rainbow.

Friday, March 20, 2009

You know him..

..he's the jerk who was going out with her
in the beginning of the movie.

AstroTeen

2.0 mangabot dons the magic monocle
in order to behold 2.5d world.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Thomas P. Squibins, former clown

The humor was gone from the thing, so Squibins hung up his oversized shoes and took up torch singing.

Tsavo Rodigliac

king of the modded autoclave helmeted mercenaries

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Morgue Arrival M

Subject recovered from closet of Room 17E, downtown Hilton. Matches description of missing bellhop. Appears merged with luggage.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Saab knob

The visage of Aaron Caar, whose name became synonymous with automobiles, crowns the stick shift of a Saab Sonett.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Little Andy Foster

Born April 3, 1948 in Roswell, New Mexico.
Mother, Linda Foster.
Father, unknown.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Madame Zora

The automated fortune teller arrived today.
My future looks bleak.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Bilbo Baggins

at eleventy-plus, in exile from Bag End and settled in Rivendell

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Blue Blight

And who can remember
the Blue Blight of Aught Eight
and what it did to the hybrid popcorn crop?

Friday, March 06, 2009

knapped adze

This knapped adze is Neolithic Fertile Crescent. It was more common to carve progeny doppelgangers into one's tools than one might think.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Hermes

The harlots and thieves were in need of someone who could look after them. Hermes was their man. The shepherds and drifters, the actors and grifters - they were in need as well. Most all of them were on their way to someplace else, so couldn't be waylaid for long, but they all wanted something.. absolution, extra umph, a witness..

Hermes was on top of it. After all, he was Messenger of the Gods. Wings on his heels, the whole nine yards. Those came in handy early on, rustling cattle owned by his bother, Apollo. The Gods overlooked transgressions like that back then. Fact is, they needed fleet feet. They also needed someone who couldn't abide boundaries, as he'd have to pass in and out of the underworld.

Hermes fit the bill all around for gods and gypsies alike.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Methuselah

Methuselah lived to 969.
Hidden Missives posts a thousand today.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

2009 DD45

A rock three school buses across came within a couple satellite orbits of our world today. Might've wiped us out, but it looked down and saw we were already about wiped out, so it kept on going.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Callistonian Emissary

Jovian Moonite Begins Goodwill Whirlwind Tour
Seeks Moratorium On Earth Colonization of Callisto