Monthly Archives: January 2008

Quote Bag:THROB

Humans have a consciousness which emphasizes sexuality, perhaps because the origins of human consciousness are related to the origins of human sexuality. – W. I. Thompson   She is the most beautiful Among the flowers of the field She is … Continue reading

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  Braids   Today in schizophrenia or under certain drugs The beautiful Muse with the lovely braids Dances out of the arrogance of memory Smile loving vivid shifting from foot to foot A faded variant in so many ways Crazily … Continue reading

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Crime Beat: Kinsey Reports Toilet Tussle

  Police investigate fight over toilet  Ann Arbor police said they are investigating an assault between roommates that stemmed from a clogged toilet. Officers were called to the emergency room at the University of Michigan Medical Center Tuesday afternoon and … Continue reading

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Readers Write: From Stella

2 things- I freaking love Angel From Montgomery. 2nd Can you possibly clarify something for me? For years I’ve been trying to get hold of a copy of the song Permafrost. But I always thought it was done by Celtic … Continue reading

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oh, how lucky thou art, noble mon! Here’s a unique peek inside UBUTUNES, the beloved i-pod shuffle of Mr. UBU himself:   In Your Room 3:28 Bangles Bangles: Greatest Hits Rock 19 1/17/2008 9:56 AM Little Girl (You’re My Miss … Continue reading

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The Created Legend by Fyodor Sologub

My pursuit of the decadent movement around the globe has led me to the Russian variety, and one of its foremost practitioners Fyodor Sologub. I started to read his best known work The Petty Demon again, and, although it’s very … Continue reading

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Botticelli in Guide Books

O.K., I know to the art snobs it’s kind of banal, but I am a devotee of Botticelli. To me there’s something absolutely supernatural about his masterpieces, a neo-Platonic contemplation of beauty that produces the purest kind of aesthetic experience, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Violations

My Favorite Violations from RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS 1/16/08 (All information taken from public records) The soap dispenser at the rear hand sink was ripped off the wall, so soap was not available at the sink. The owner’s children were in the … Continue reading

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Poor Carl Goes to Outer Mongolia

Poor Carl Goes to Outer Mongolia It sounds like a wonderful indie movie that a discerning cinema goer would really enjoy, doesn’t it? Actually this post celebrates the legendary American bookseller Poor Carl, who was invited to address the 54th … Continue reading

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all right, all right — I’ve got nothing again today BUT just hold on faithful reader BECAUSE I’ve got some super RAD stuff in the pipeline… 

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