Marginalia #2

An epic about change and organized around the history of the world. I can’t imagine any reader not knowing some of these stories. I had been meaning to read the whole thing for years, especially after coming across Samuel Beckett’s enthusiasm for it. I can only remember offhand Beckett celebrating Proust, Joyce, and Ovid. Beckett’s … Continue reading Marginalia #2

Trust No One Constipated: More UFOs and the Loch Ness Eel

After writing about martians yesterday, I remembered two of my favorite extraterrestrial quotes in the old Mysteries of Mind, Space, and Time collection:  Truth is denied to the constipated.  That which is known as cancer comes through the teeth.  While these are my preferred translations, the editors graciously offer a variation on each. Constipated for … Continue reading Trust No One Constipated: More UFOs and the Loch Ness Eel

Little Billboards #84

Citrus Smokestacks(found poem–pg. 21 of Eric Schlosser’sFast Food Nation) The town out on the edge nicknamed “Citrus Smokestacks”had just sixty inhabitants. It was the last stop.Tourists and migrants jammed cheap motels.A local motorcycle club, “Airborne Angels,”celebrated families and small children and Marlon Brando. They supplied a new yin and yang. The Hunterwrote of shoplifting culture. … Continue reading Little Billboards #84

To Boldly Go

After a library visit, we were driving by a very popular taco joint near us and I commented on its popularity. My youngest improvised a song: I sat down at the taco placeand asked them to feed my face.I ate it all and then got scared,‘Cause I farted myself up into space. I thought it … Continue reading To Boldly Go

Might as well….

A few friends of mine have worked through the “Favorite Films for Every Year I’ve Been Alive” and it looked like fun. Zine-Queen Delaine Derry Green posted hers on Facebook and digital slayer and general maker-of-things Trey Lane made a rad Storify version of his. My Favorite Film for Every Year I’ve Been Alive 1977: … Continue reading Might as well….