Sunday, May 31, 2009

Duke of Clarence

Imprisoned in the Tower of London
until stabbed and drowned in a wine cask.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

scarepigeon

Mount this replica of Nelson Wadd, noted bird exterminator, under your bridge and watch the pigeons scatter.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Nüwa

Chinese goddess, created man
à la Jackson Pollock,
by flicking a clay soaked rope.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mrs. Bitstock

My fifth grade teacher manifested herself in my bedroom last night and was disappointed in me.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lost: Coypu

aka nutria, in the vicinity of Laff Riot Comedy Club.
Extremely gregarious.
If found, keep amused & call 555-1212.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Balboa

Balboa didn't just discover the Pacific.
He discovered assassin bugs and flake cocaine, too.

Monday, May 11, 2009

postulate

For what is man but a collection of parts
and the nebulous theories that appear to hold them all together?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Rarakesian

Rarakesians, easily amused, drop in on earth from time to time in the guise of bees in order to observe our quaint customs.

Friday, May 08, 2009

inkling

From the Old English, to inkle, meaning to whisper a hint.
Inklings would do this for slow riddle solvers.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

coin-operated boy

sitting on the shelf he is just a toy
but i turn him on and he comes to life
automatic joy
that is why i want
a coin operated boy
-Dresden Dolls

Foan ear shell

ear shell from Foa (Tonga) carved into likeness of Joe Namath

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Sunday, May 03, 2009

harrowed

With the turning of the soil come many surprises.
Ah, Spring!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

ProtoRobo

Alice LB-6, streamlined automatronic cigarette salesgirl in service for numerous speakeasies in the 1920s.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Saint Praxades

Back then, Christians took to being thrown into cells in order to season. Praxades took to burying them when they spoiled. Reason enough for her to be martyred and sanctified.