Category: extended status update

Remembering Bart Sugarman

“It was one of the most gallant, generous, manly and disinterested Actions of my whole Life,” wrote Bart Sugarman, “and one of the best Pieces of Service I ever rendered my Country.”

Of Possums And Dogs

Gordon Thunderfoot: Murderdog

Even murderers have families.

You’re Not My Father, Queensryche

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“Silent Lucidity” would be such a great song if “Comfortably Numb” didn’t already exist and I didn’t understand English.

Oz Never Did Give Nothing to Moulty: A Bucketa Massachusetts Accents

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The Massachusetts accent isn’t achieved simply by dropping an R.

Tales from Above the Law (First in A Series)

Gordon Thunderfoot Is Not Allowed

“Now I’m that guy with the dog that attacks people,” I would have said, weeping bitterly, from jail.

Your Hip, Hapless Child

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It’s missionaries, I think. I always talk to missionaries because they can at least put me down as a “maybe” and get more mission-kibble.

Upon First Looking — Really Looking — at My Newly-Paralyzed Dog’s Anus

“This isn’t fun for me, either,” I said. “But let’s get through it.”

Christmas in L.A. Is Officially Over

Prostrated Epiphany Tree II

This year’s Christmas season lasted from roughly August 30 to Super Bowl Sunday.

Today You Will Wear Jean Shorts

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Don’t be afraid of the inevitable.

Let Despair Be the First Celebrity Death of 2017

Isidorus of Seville

Be like Isidorus of Seville and cut it out.