14 August 2008

On prohibition

We should legalize drugs, and make poetry illegal. The Mafia would have to make money by running speakeasy underground poetry slams, smuggling Faber & Faber books from Europe, and offering schoolkids a free stanza or two to get them hooked. Kids would all be writing poetry in order to be cool.

14 August 2008

Thought for the day

What do you put mothballs in, if you don’t plan to use them for a while?

2 August 2008


We bought this stuff: But it’s exactly the same size as ordinary rice.

29 July 2008

Cute / not cute

On Sunday, I was sitting in the living room when one of our female squirrels came to the back door and tapped on the glass to ask for food. Entirely too cute, so by way of balance here’s a cockroach story: This morning rothko found a cockroach in her shoulder bag. So of course, she immediately said “Eww! Roach!” and tipped it out onto the living room floor, at which point it retreated to under the sofa. ... Read more

28 July 2008


I’ve finally done some online gaming a couple of times, playing GTA IV with a couple of people. I also have The Orange Box. I bought it mostly for Portal, but I’m amenable to the idea of Team Fortress 2. At some point I need to find out whether my USB headset works with the PS3.

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