Tuesday, May 1, 2018

I Am in the Mood to be Forgotten

  • The mystery of the missing international friendship tree.
  • As happens often, I had a chance yesterday to run down a Villager, one who was aghast! aghast! at Michelle Wolf's WHCD performance, on Mass Ave in Spring Valley, but failed you again.
  • Reminder: rightwingers hate you, not as much as motherfucking Democrats hate you, mind, and not nearly as much as motherfucking Villagers.
  • Life in the Kayfabe by Breaking Kayfabe - ocene.
  • Today in Bleak!
  • Boxed.
  • D. Tale.
  • Bleggalgaze (not mine).
  • Emotional Rescue.
  • All I want to do is hike with Earthgirl.
  • Smith's recent birthday has me deep-cutting Cure albums for the first time in years, so there's that.


  1. Thanks for the email, introducing me to Murnane (along, of course, with NYTimes Mag article). Will dig in soon.

  2. "forgotten" - what about the towns at the bottom of quabbin reservoir in massachusetts? no, they aren't - after reading james tate's poem about the reservoir i ordered a couple of books about them - william weld's novel 'stillwater', and a book of watercolor paintings about the swift river

    i am not really the novel reader in this house - missus charley is, though she does a lot of her reading while riding the metro red line

    linh dinh's 'postcards' website, on your blogroll, has been getting my attention recently - by a series of associate leaps from there i just got to this wikipedia article

    Heroin chic was a look popularized in mid-1990s fashion and characterized by pale skin, dark circles underneath the eyes, very skinny body, dark red lipstick and angular bone structure. The look, characterised by emaciated features and androgyny, was a reaction against the "healthy" and vibrant look of models such as Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer. A 1996 article in the Los Angeles Times stated that the fashion industry had "a nihilistic vision of beauty" that was reflective of drug addiction and the U.S. News and World Report called the movement a "cynical trend".

    there was an ad for heroin addiction treatment on the car radio this morning as i drove back from the shady grove metro stop

    the family of goslings i saw yesterday was at the metro stop - they were there again today