There was a time when the gods were animals or took their forms, and the gods were natural phenomena or took their forms. Anansi the spider, who played tricks for kicks and Thunder Thor, who didn’t. Others took animal forms at will – Isis the bird, for example, or Zeus the chauvinist pig. Through the […]
It’s hot as hell down in Sin City where Frank Miller calls the tunes. In a rundown dive on the sleazy side of town a man sits on a stool at a battered piano. He’s unshaven and blinded milky-white in one eye. The other is bloodshot from all the years of cheap whisky. He plays […]
Shut up, yes they did.
Captain’s blog 26112013 point 3.142. Starfleet has assigned the Enterprise to explore a region of space called the internet: the final, final frontier. Early readings have been unsettling to my crew who’ve found the internet mostly to consist of pictures of kittens and film clips of ladies doing bedroom things. There’s a cat pun in […]
The night’s as hot as hell. It’s a lousy room in a lousy part of a lousy town – I’m staring at a goddess. She’s telling me she wants me. I’m not going to waste one more minute wondering how I’ve gotten this lucky. She smells like angels ought to smell, the perfect burger… the […]
Celeste and Jesse are childhood friends who married young and are now in the throes of a divorce. They try to maintain their increasingly bizarre and destructive relationship while pursuing other people. Some things are obviously bad for you: Dan Brown’s latest page burner (the something man did something adverbly). Others are more subtle, such […]
Part one of this lecture series can be found here. A properly deployed filibuster has many advantages. Mainly it infuriates your opponent, and once they lose the plot, they’ll start to lose the fight. But that’s merely stage one. At stage two they’ll start to lose the will to live and attempt to change the […]