Frank meets Mel, Ella, and Art. Continue reading Too Close For Comfort
Obsequious doesn’t even begin… When asked about this grotesque breach of protocol, the head of the White House’s coronavirus task force replied, according to The Week: “As Vice President of the United States, I’m tested for the coronavirus on a regular basis, and everyone who is around me is tested for the coronavirus,” Pence said later Tuesday, citing CDC guidance that says masks help stop people who have the coronavirus from spreading it. “I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to be here, to be able to speak to these researchers, these incredible health care personnel, and look … Continue reading American Lickspittle
The title of this 1961 sci-fi potboiler speaks for itself: it’s about mutated rodents. Bron Fane, however, is a pseudonym for Lionel Fanthorpe. It’s also an anagram for Boner Fan, which may or may not be an accident. Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: Rodent Mutation
We began this saga at the end of March and conclude it at the end of April. No details, no spoilers.
There are several musical shout-outs. Here’s the last one in the book. It’s what would play as they rolled the credits in the unlikely event it was adapted for teevee or the movies:
Repeat after me: this is the final installment. A reminder that you can catch up on earlier chapters of Project Novel by clicking here.
Thanks again for reading.
Our story continues after the break.
Ella Fitzgerald meets Billie Holiday, James Taylor, and Art Blakey. Continue reading I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
All across the nation, it’s civilisation. Continue reading Stephen Miller’s Song
Time Out was a big hit in 1959 and thereafter because of Take Five. It was the only composition not by pianist/band leader Dave Brubeck. Reed man Paul Desmond took home the gold for Take Five. Brubeck’s Blue Rondo a … Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: Time Out
Adrastos said I should do this so here you go, here is our dumbass, here is the biggest lard on earth, all he does is flop around and whine for pets and playtime like a fucken dog. Like I am eating breakfast and he drags the half-dismembered feather stick toy over and drops it on my feet and nudges my knee and then puts his paws up on my lap and then if I STILL don’t pay attention BECAUSE I’M EATING BREAKFAST YOU DUMB HAMBONE he starts to meow. He almost never meows. His sister screams at us from dawn … Continue reading Tuesday Catblogging
This kind of thing is why internet triumphalism always sounds like it’s coming out of someone’s ass: The schools recently sent Chromebooks to all of Black’s grandchildren, so they’ve been driving to the high school parking lot to get online. Each day they pile into a red minivan and drive 7 miles to the high school, where they work for up to four hours — or until somebody needs to go to the bathroom. But Black said she worries about them getting kidnapped or injured when they’re gone. “You keep calling them and they get agitated, and then they say … Continue reading Digital Deserts
Brian Wilson meets Linda Ronstadt and Steve Perry. Continue reading In My Room
Apocalypse Adrastos. Continue reading This Is Some Serious Shit
Our story is nearly over. This is the penultimate installment: the last two chapters are long so Chapter 24 stands alone today. I wanted to keep you puzzled and mystified until Wednesday. Besides, I’ll miss posting Tongue In The Mail. I hoped y’all have enjoyed reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing this hitherto unpublished novel.
In this installment, we learn that our narrator survived being shot to the tune of Richard Thompson’s Shoot Out The Lights, but another character is not so lucky. The identity of the law school murderer is nailed down and a plan to capture him is hatched. There will still be twists: I promised to keep you puzzled and mystified, after all.
This is the rare chapter without any musical shout-outs so I’ll share the RT song that should have been cited somewhere in our story:
Slander is a loving tongue, indeed
There is only one more installment to go. A reminder that you can catch up on earlier chapters of Project Novel by clicking here.
Our story continues after the break.
Wow – so much stupid, so little time! The Freeperati’s little bubble world is crumbling all around them, and it’s quite the banquet of schadenfreude, so let’s start with a little appetizer – “How did they blow this one??”
Democrat-backed candidate wins Wisconsin Supreme Court race
The Hill ^ | 4/13/20 | Tal Axelrod
Posted on 4/13/2020, 7:32:16 PM by DoodleDawg
Dane County Circuit Judge Jill Karofsky unseated Justice Daniel Kelly in a hotly contested race last week that drew national attention from both major political parties, according to Monday evening reports.
The Wisconsin primary took place on April 7 despite health fears from the coronavirus pandemic, which led to a surge in absentee ballots that delayed the results for about a week.
While the race was technically nonpartisan, Karofsky drew support from national Democrats, while the GOP fell in line behind Kelly, who was appointed to the court in 2016 to fill a vacancy and was running for his first full term
****************Kelly has apparently conceded. Drops the conservative majority down to 4 seats to 3.
To: DoodleDawghow did they blow this one?
Is this a sign of things to come?
Well, you get what you vote for (and deserve it…)
Good and Hard.
To: Dr. Sivana
Could it be something as simple as more Democrats voted on April 7 than Republicans because there was a contested presidential primary on the Dem side?
Was it really that contested? Biden has basically had it wrapped up since last month. A Supreme Court seat, on the other hand, would be something people would turn out for.
The whole thread boils down to this one post :
To: DoodleDawg; Impy; BillyBoy; LS; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; campaignPete R-CT; AuH2ORepublican; …
I have started planning for summer camp being cancelled. We’ve been hunkered down since March 13, when Kick’s school closed and my job sent everybody to work from home. Mr. A has worked from home for years, but usually he travels to meet with co-workers or for office obligations; all of that, several trips’ worth, has been forbidden. We hoped Kick’s school closing would be short-lived; it’s a large school, 400 elementary kids, but a neighborhood one, the kind where everybody comes from the same 12 blocks. Nobody anybody knew was sick, then. So I held out for April 1 … Continue reading From Here
Ramadan Mubarak: ARRAF: Well, that, too, is really limited because there are those bans on travel. And some countries have relaxed curfews; some places like Dubai have even opened up shopping malls. But it’s difficult. People are trying to adapt, though. We went through the south of Jordan in the town of Shobak (ph) yesterday on the eve of Ramadan, and that’s where we found this pop-up bakery. UNIDENTIFIED BAKERY EMPLOYEE: (Non-English language spoken). ARRAF: It’s a tiny little place. The guy who’s shouting is actually welcoming people. He’s saying come and get qatayef. That’s this crescent-shaped sweet that’s traditionally … Continue reading Not Everything Sucks: Baking Edition
Matthew Ryan and Brian Fallon put on a concert on Instagram and shot the shit and talked about music and then Matthew Ryan who’s probably my favorite living singer/songwriter sang Run Rabbit Run, and it was almost enough to make you forget the world burning down: A. Continue reading Not Everything Sucks
Richard Thompson-Edward Hopper month concludes with a perverse pairing of Hopper’s most famous painting and a lesser known RT gem.
There’s not a lot to report this week since we’re on lockdown like everybody else. The polls don’t seem to reflect the Impeached Insult Comedian’s notion that people are desperate to resume normal life and take another bite out of the COVID-19 apple. Even 70% of rank and file Republicans would rather not die. Imagine that. So much for the Trump Death Cult.
This week’s theme song was written by Richard Thompson for his 1996 album You? Me? Us? Dig those crazy question marks. It also has a cool Max Ernst-like collage album cover, which may turn up some Wednesday. You never can tell.
We have two versions of The Ghost Of You Walks for your listening pleasure. The studio original and a live teevee performance on the BBC’s Later with Jools Holland. The latter is just the two unrelated Thompsons: Richard and Danny.
I’m not afraid of ghosts but if you are, let’s jump to the break to escape.
Life was so beautiful, then we all got locked down. Continue reading Living In A Ghost Town
Stupid is as stupid does. Donald Trump is stupid. Continue reading Only The Stupid Or Cynical
The plot thickens as speculation continues about whodunit if it wasn’t Guy Zeringue. The action peaks in Chapter 23 after our characters finish the bar exam.
There are several musical shout-outs in this entry. The second one is the biggie; tease, tease.
There are only two more installments to go. A reminder that you can catch up on earlier chapters of Project Novel by clicking here.
Our story continues after the break.
A Boy and his Bag, Act Two. Continue reading Friday Catblogging: Back Back Back
Sandy, Simon, and Simone. Continue reading Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
The Kaiser of Chaos has Georgia on his mind. Continue reading The Continuing Chaos Chronicles
My latest column for the Bayou Brief is online. I take a look at the pressure brought to bear on New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell to reopen the city and a lukewarm pandemic apologia by the Gret Stet Grifter, Lt. … Continue reading Bayou Brief: Under Pressure, Nungesser
Oh, and heard on the radio (Limbaugh)…until it wasn’t. Hydroxychloroquine got dropped like a campaign slogan that focus grouped lower than Dick Cheney. Down the memory hole. President Donald Trump and his allies in conservative media have subtly scaled down their hyping of hydroxychloroquine as a potential cure for the coronavirus, according to a POLITICO review of White House briefings and cable news coverage. Although Trump had repeatedly promoted the decades-old malaria drug since the early days of the disease’s outbreak in the United States, his public statements regarding hydroxychloroquine have diminished significantly over the past week for reasons that … Continue reading As Seen On TV
In addition to writing this lurid potboiler, James Warner Bellah worked on five John Ford films. Bellah represented the dark side of Ford’s vision. Many of the bigoted bits in his Westerns were down to Bellah. Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: Ward 20
“Wash your hands and clean your fingernails.” Continue reading Wash Your Hands
Tales of the Two Kaisers. Continue reading That’s Why I Call Him The Kaiser Of Chaos
We’re in the homestretch of our serialized novel. There’s only one more week to go.
In this installment, Nicholas pays a visit to Rev. Cyril Goodfriend and learns some disturbing things about his friend and classmate Jack. In Chapter 21, Nicholas has a long chat with Camille and learns the ugly truth behind Guy Zerngue’s arrest for murder.
There were two swell musical references in this installment:
A reminder that you can catch up on early installments of Project Novel by clicking here.
Our story continues after the break.
By the time this album was released in 1960, the two American show biz giants had worked together off and on for 25 years. Bing helped Louis break into the movies and the two had a cordial and respectful relationship … Continue reading Album Cover Art Wednesday: Bing & Satchmo