Sit Ye Down

Sit Ye Down

“If a fish is born in your aquarium and you call him John, write out a birth certificate, tell him about his family history, and two minutes later he gets eaten by another fish—that’s tragic. FULL STORY

the ledge of perfection

the ledge of perfection

  “Consider not only the source of your food but the consequences to your health. Shiny red tomatoes in winter lure us in with their novelty, but where do they come from? The source of FULL STORY

to scale

to scale

(These are a few of the fake nails designed for Adriana La Cerva of The Sopranos.)   RKP Proctor Theatre, 1915 112-116 Market Street “Built to replace the smaller Proctor’s Theater on Park Place, this FULL STORY

It’s All Good

It's All Good

  “Americans who are not poor find American individualism a satisfying ideology, for it explains their success in life by laying it at their own doorstep. This enables them to feel proud of their success, FULL STORY

parallel bars

parallel bars

  “Anyone who wears the Bunny costume must go through a whole day of training just to learn how to wear it it properly: how to stand in it, how to sit in it, how FULL STORY

One Giant Molecule

One Giant Molecule

  “Our new technologies, combined with our numbers, have made us, collectively, a force of nature.” —Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth     101. Jimmie J. J. Walker. Child star or not? 102. Raw milk enthusiasts. FULL STORY

waste management

waste management

  “It is enough to be convinced once and for all that reality is change, that change is indivisible, and that in an indivisible change the past is one with the present.” –Henri Bergson  It FULL STORY

guilt is a racket

guilt is a racket

      “One major situation in which people give phony or “plastic” strokes is when they feel they should give strokes and actually have none to give. Either because they are directly asked, but FULL STORY

The Square

The Square

  “Given my current state of enlightenment, I wouldn’t dream of circulating through the bar scene— barhopping, we called it— but I did in those days. In the sixties and seventies, that’s what you did FULL STORY

Zzzzzzzzz (TM)

Zzzzzzzzz (TM)

  “Don’t feel guilty about your past and commit more guilt for yourself to ease the pain.” —Erje Ayden, The Legend of Erje Ayden  The Mao silkscreen by Andy Warhol is from a page in FULL STORY

Buckle your pants over your waist.

Buckle your pants over your waist.

    El que no agarra consejo, no llega a viejo. He who doesn’t take advice doesn’t reach old age. El  que quiera saber sus defectos, que se case y el que quiera saber sus cualidades, FULL STORY

“flattening of affect”

"flattening of affect"

  “Life is a trifle; Honor is all; Shoulder the rifle; Answer the call. A nation of traders We’ll show what we are Freedom’s crusaders Who war against war… Sons of the granite Strong be FULL STORY