Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

caddywampus

Awry creature begat by union of British Columbian sea monster, the Cadborosaurus, and the common wampus cat.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Elsie mitt

For Christmas, I got this oven mitt
in the shape of my Aunt Elsie.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Uncle Stanley

tolerant of
and slightly bemused by
our antics

Monday, December 26, 2011

Uldin

Pre-Attila, his Huns ransacked Thrace.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

starchild

strange visitor from another planet

Saturday, December 24, 2011

starman

waiting in the sky

Friday, December 23, 2011

stardust

billion year old carbon

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ployer

His plan was bent.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

transformation

Swenson's conversion to stalwarthyness
was something to see.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

clastic caveman

It now appears our long held belief
that early man was dumber than a bag of rocks
is not true. There were, in fact, no bags.

Monday, December 19, 2011

bigger piggy

stirring up the dirt

Sunday, December 18, 2011

hackles


I may appear calm, but the holidays have raised my hackles.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Oceaniac

I believe a Vanuatuvaluan, or thereabouts.

Friday, December 16, 2011

welkinist

reflecting on the space between

Thursday, December 15, 2011

jack-in-the-box

Christmas gift idea #417

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Stretch

laughs at his own lame jokes

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Amyphisto

Marvel anti-hero who refused to be killed off

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 09, 2011

clavicytheriumist

n.  player of bygone pianoforte
-Century Dictionary & Encyclopedia, 1911 ed.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Carly's doll

all they found

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Duke

in the depths of an ether binge

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

garden loa

from Westboro Baptist courtyard

Monday, December 05, 2011

dross amasser

lifestyle or affliction?

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Friday, December 02, 2011

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Buster Wonklin

Pulverize him all you want,
you just can't wear him down.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Hyperionian

Resident of the only moon in our solar system
to rotate chaotically. So don't blame him.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Lonie Rawls

WANTED for terroristic threatening

Saturday, November 26, 2011

She's Not There

Please don't bother trying to find her.

Friday, November 25, 2011

erlking

Follow him into the forest and
the erlking will do you grievous harm.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

monkeybotnaut

NASA answers PETA

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Baby's First Teeth

A milestone for daughter,
and mother, too!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Memnoch

banished for demanding God take
human form for compassion's sake

Thursday, November 17, 2011

navigator

for Flight 191

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bonus Marcher

Marcher in the Bonus Expeditionary Force, WW1 vets united to seek the Promised but Elusive War Bonus. Without Facebook or cell phone, assembled in Portland, Oregon and proceeded eastward, until they arrived in the nation's capital, in the thousands, created the country's largest Hooverville, formed a newspaper, a library, schools.. DC Police Chief Glassford, himself a vet, found them a place to stay and even bought them building supplies. Evalyn Walsh McLean fed them sandwiches. Tourists arrived on the weekends. It was integrated; no Jim Crow. Herbert Hoover called it a “temporary disease.” J. Edgar Hoover called them communists... bums... Weeks went by. A Bonus Bill passed the House, was defeated in the Senate, still thousands remained encamped in their sorry lean-to's & shanties, next door to the White House, until... the Great American War Machine was deployed at MacArhur's command.

"MacArthur ordered his men to clear the downtown of veterans, their numbers estimated at around 8,000, and spectators who had been drawn to the scene by radio reports. At 4:30 p.m., nearly 200 mounted cavalry, sabers drawn and pennants flying, wheeled out of the Ellipse. At the head of this contingent rode their executive officer, George S. Patton, followed by five tanks and about 300 helmeted infantrymen, brandishing loaded rifles with fixed bayonets. The cavalry drove most pedestrians—curious onlookers, civil servants and members of the Bonus Army, many with wives and children—off the streets. Infantrymen wearing gas masks hurled hundreds of tear-gas grenades at the dispersing crowd. The detonated grenades set off dozens of fires: the flimsy shelters veterans had erected near the armory went up in flames. Black clouds mingled with tear gas."

The United States of America veterans were given one hour to evacuate the women and children, then surrender. Guffed Mac: “Had [the president] let it go on another week, I believe the institutions of our Government would have been severely threatened.”

to be continued?

Quotes and background from an article written for Smithsonian in 2003 by Paul Dickson & Thomas B. Allen

Monday, November 14, 2011

Staurolite

The Staurolites were a cruciform race.
They died out due to continual twinning.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

stone spirit

Another attempt at matching
clay to an implied stone face.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saint Fiacre

7th Century patron saint of herbs, taxi drivers,
and sexually transmitted diseases.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Horath

bifurcated tyrant