Thursday, January 31, 2008


He waits in the woods where the two paths cross.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


What foul dust floated in the dream wake formed by a green light at the end of a dock.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Supercooled botryoidal pyroclast,
magmatically ejected as tephra.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Clown Aura

CAT scans measure much.

Sunday, January 27, 2008


Betwixt the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth,
Fife of Fothriff was the fifth of the seven realms of Pictavia.
Fibh was its king.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Morgue Arrival I

Arrived by parcel post from Milan, Italy, postage due. Torso and limbs absent. Barely legible placard tied around neck, reading "CRIMINALE." Partially mummified. Estimate death occurred in mid-1940's. Awaiting response from Italian Consulate.

Friday, January 25, 2008


A. Hawty Distayne

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Lets one in when one wants out.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


keeper of copious chronicles

Monday, January 21, 2008


Well, I contend this looks a little like Disneyland. Which is a cheap way to drop a shameless link to the Goldilocks remix I just recorded and posted to Audiolingo (which doesn't exist anymore so don't bother clicking on the links or.. whoops, too late. I told you it wasn't there.) The tenuous connection is the parent recording was on Disneyland Records. Stanley Unwin is there, too.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Nothing There

Narthal_Xynex_67 calling. Come in, Stephenville, Texas.

People of Stephenville: What you thought you saw in your skies last week was not, repeat: NOT what you think you saw. Your own armed forces have assured you that what you saw was an earth-based flying vessel designed to move human cargo and not, repeat: NOT a flying saucer, UFO or inter-galaxy police patrol of any kind. Please accept their story as the truth.

The fact that at the time of the "sighting," your NASA Messenger probe was making Earth's first visual recordings of the dark side of the solar system's first planet, Mercury, has absolutely nothing to do with an imagined spacecraft supposedly being seen above NASA's home state, a state known to be plagued by swamp gas and methane clouds caused by cattle.

I can assure you, the public was in no danger. You may continue to live your little lives. That is all.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Shrunken Porcelain Head Vase

It's not one. But if it were, it would have been made in the likeness of an elderly Mingo soothsayer, with convolutions to match her prophesies. I would have acquired it as part of an auction lot, tucked away in the corner of a cardboard box containing mostly household goods. I would have been overjoyed when I found it, knowing, as I do, several prominent florists who would eagerly vie for it. But I wouldn't have known about the curse.

Luckily, as I say, it's not one.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Churchy l'Homme

Macho tortoise à la Okefenokee

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Raoul Duke

"I couldn't move. Total paralysis now. Every muscle in my body was contracted. I couldn't even move my eyeballs, much less turn my head or talk...
"Death. I was sure of it. Not even my lungs seemed to be functioning. I needed artificial respiration, but I couldn't open my mouth to say so. I was going to die. Just sitting there on the bed, unable to move . . . well at least there's no pain..."

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


The apparition summoned, Faustus turned his head in revulsion.
But his eyes were drawn back to the one he knew might help him.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Anfal Nikitin

Up and down the Ob, the Ushkuiniks plundered. This was considered Novgorodian trade. At the chevron helm stood Anfal Nikitin, Captain of Fear. On the Ob or Volga he drew no quarter, only the wrath of the Golden Horde. Even so, the 15th Century was Ushkuinik.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Harvey Blumenthal

Harvey Blumenthal was comfortable in his skin.
Nobody else was.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Mirthful Simian

Daunting are the armored mirthful simians.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Real ID

Unveiled today by Terror Czar Michael Chertoff was this prototype of the new Real ID chip. Such chips, subcutaneously implanted in all Americans, will provide the government with all the data they need to keep us safe.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

My Pet Robot

I know they're to serve us, and not us, them. I know that's why it's illegal to own a pet robot. But what are you gonna do? It followed me home. And it's just so damned adorable.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


This cast of a calcific cochlea reveals an ossified tympanic membrane and solidified perilymph.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Cousin Kevin

He's the school bully,
The classroom cheat.
The nastiest playfriend,
You ever could meet.

- The Who

Monday, January 07, 2008

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Goodbye Kitty

..or whatever you were..


exuder of confidence

Friday, January 04, 2008

L'il Lupe

Lucha Libre Legend L'il Lupe

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Lamprey Tadpole

Cross section of a blood-sucking pollywog.
Frequents underside of toilet rims.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Green Man 3

In these short days, our belief in rebirth needs nurturing.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

2008 in

..and in with the blue.