Monday, August 31, 2015

little sister

object lesson

First, make sure the object is an actual thing and not some damn picture of a thing. Or, worse yet, a three dimensional carving of the thing in soapstone or balsa wood.

Then, measure it. Top to bottom, side to side, fore and aft. It might be a good idea to make sure it’s not alive. It could bite.

Next, weigh it and take a guess as to where it comes from. Go ahead; it doesn’t matter if you’re wrong. It’ll still be here.

Finally, ignore it. Because, you know, it’s only an object. You should be trying to answer the deep, philosophical questions and not be wasting your time on such junk.

Sunday, August 30, 2015


Lost son of thunder god Perun, 
raised by underworld god Veles, 
he returned each spring to bestow growth.

Friday, August 28, 2015


They're said to walk among us.
If you see one, call Homeland Security.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


The warm south wind, as in 
auster, buster, khamsin and kona. 
Can jugo his way to sirocco proportions.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Gustav Peritz

Although better known for his inventing the peritzscope,
he also knew how to handle a monocularscope.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Volta del Duce

great uncle to Donald Trump

Sunday, August 23, 2015


the creeping crowfoot
- Century Dictionary & Encyclopedia, 1911 ed.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Ably assists the good doctor as he makes his rounds.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015


(n.)  one who plays bumblepuppy "either in utter ignorance
of all its known principles, or in defiance of them, or both."
- Century Dictionary & Encyclopedia, 1911 ed.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Tanawakan totem

A pocket totem in poplar believed to be 
Tanawakan in origin, Yukon Territory.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Friday, August 07, 2015

Thursday, August 06, 2015

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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Monday, August 03, 2015


extrapolating an airtight hypothesis

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Saturday, August 01, 2015