Friday, July 31, 2009


A King Zup graces the head side
of each and every freshly minted simoleon.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Magrathean coastal designer.
Preferred the fancy bits.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What a...


Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Ernst's avianish alias

Monday, July 27, 2009

Phrygian hollower

monument in tuff to an unknown 
cave architect of Cappadocia

Sunday, July 26, 2009



The only terrecotta warrior unearthed near Xi'an, China with teeth.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

O, Death

I'll fix your feet til you cant walk
I'll lock your jaw til you cant talk
I'll close your eyes so you can't see
This very air, come and go with me

I'm death I come to take the soul
Leave the body and leave it cold
To draw up the flesh off of the frame
Dirt and worm both have a claim

- Ralph Stanley


Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Leonard Cohen

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Huns, like the Egyptians and the Mayans, practiced artificial cranial deformation. Mainly noses, but did a mean eyejob, too.

Monday, July 20, 2009

There is no dark side of the moon.

Would you still put your wires in my brain?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tom Thumb

Cast by Merlin,
ingested and retched by many,
conveyed by butterfly and mouse cart,
killed by a spider.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Kindle Kop

Specialized thought police with the Ministry of Truth. His job is to make books unbooks.

Friday, July 17, 2009


Saying sooth since sixteen sixty seven.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


humaniform in yak dung,
Khövsgöl, Mongolia.

God's Wife of Amun

In ancient Egypt, a sacred and honored title bestowed upon certain royal women.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

hard body

Kid's hard body, but done gone soft.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Your Humble Narrator and chief droog.

Monday, July 13, 2009

cumulus prasad


Atop Pegasus, he dropped a block of lead down the throat of the fire-breathing Chimera, causing a meltdown. Figuring that ought to get him into the Hall of Fame on Mount Olympus, he flew the horse to the heavens. Zeus thought the mortal nervy and dispatched a fly to sting Pegasus, causing him to buck. Bellerophon fell back to earth and Pegasus flew on to Olympus to bear Zeus's thunderbolts. Blind and maimed, Bellerophon wandered the earth, a broken man.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Corky Twizzle

Corky Twizzle, in his closet, watching The Curse of the Zombie Insomniacs on the tube.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


word doctor, specializing in orphic imagery

Friday, July 10, 2009

Eldreth's legacy

Were we privvy to the particulars of fate, we might grasp Lord Eldreth's course.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

caller of shots

brooks no undermining of his authority

Mumph Exhumed

Abner Mumph's decayed corpse was exhumed today. No autopsy was performed; his 93-year-old wife just wanted to see how he was getting along.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


Zampanò and Zorba, above all.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


in orbit around planet Targus

Monday, July 06, 2009

Charlie Brown

The Peanuts character, as he appears today.

Sunday, July 05, 2009


Japanese lunar orbiter now one with moon.

Named for princess found by woodsman inside glowing stalk of bamboo. Grew in his home to normal size and exceptional beauty. Gave five suitors impossible tasks. All failed. The emperor, smitten, asked for her hand. She refused him as well.

Kaguya grew increasingly sad, especially during moonlit nights. The bamboo cutter was concerned. She revealed to him her secret, that she was not of the earth, but the moon, and soon would be called back. When the emperor learned of this, he set guards around her to protect her from the moon people.

The moonies arrived, blinding the guards with light rays. They dressed her in a feathered robe and flew her back to the moon.

And so tenth century science fiction becomes twenty-first century science.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Yankee Doodle

Thomas Ditson,
tarred and feathered for trying to buy a musket.

The Brits laughed and sang:

Yankee Doodle came to town,
For to buy a firelock,
We will tar and feather him,
And so we will John Hancock.

That was when we stole it from them
and turned the thing around.

Friday, July 03, 2009

kabuto carapace

exoskeleton of samurai cricket

Thursday, July 02, 2009

marsh on

By bog amid mire,
he heard but would not heed
the loon.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009