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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Improving on Nature

Just for fun, I made a little movie of my poem “Improving on Nature” which appeared on Strange Horizons a few weeks ago.

Oh, I didn’t know you were naked! Oh, sweetie. Listen. If you want to get breast implants, we will support you. Not financially, but emotionally. Do not push your mother! Do not–

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Get on that pig and ride.


The type of book narrated by a zombie poet,/does not have its own Dewey decimal number.

Read “The Time I Fought Matsuo Basho” by Ryan Mecum (via).

Very dreadful expressions are also by draymen and others in addressing their horses. What can possibly induce a human being to say “Gee woot!” “‘Mather way!” or “Woa!” not to mention the atrocious “Kim aup!” of the ignorant and degraded costermonger.

I’m reading Percival Leigh’s The Comic English Grammar: a new and facetious introduction to the English tongue, which is part of the Emory University Library‘s yellowback novels (via). Also in that collection: some probably really wretched and/or hilarious (“probably” because I haven’t read them yet) romance novels like The fossicker a romance of Mashonaland, Hard […]

Please vote for free medical care for Nashville’s underserved communities.

Infant mortality was at a historic low. People were calling it the best TV season since 1981. Psychiatrists were switching to internal medicine. The Buffalo Bills won the Super Bowl. Glaciers were returning to western Greenland.

Read “Iteration” by John Kessel.

The sexual attraction to salads, restauranteurs will be pleased to learn, has been eliminated.

Read “Humanity 2.1” by Michael Swanwick.

Updated list of nicknames for CGR

AKA: Big Blessing Big Cat Big Face Big Guy Big Kitty Living Big Kitty Nights Big Pants Big Poppa Biggun’ Catbearpig Catbutt C.G.R. Chairman Meow Dr. Lounge (because he has a PhD in relaxology) Fat Rounds Fat Times at Ridgemont High FatBeth Fatticus Finch Fatpants Fatty von Fattenburg Featherbelly Featherbritches Featherchest Firebelly Fluffy Britches HMS […]