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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Microsoft Word 2003 Spell-Checks My Work in Progress

(A struggle ensues.)  With nod to Jon Stewart (see his Famous Pictures of Naked People), here’s a brief selection of Word’s “suggested substitutions” to suspect words in my new novel, which I swear to god will be finished this year.  Original                              Microsoft Word Improvement CARROLLIAN                     CAROLINA, CARROLL  IAN UNCELEBRATION            ACCELERATION PUCKISH                              PECKISH CRUMPACKERS                 CRUMP ACKERS KRONKHEIT                       CONCEIT, CRUNCHIEST, CRUNCHIER […]

Alphonse, by Laurie Pink

Laurie Pink is an artist who, on the U.K.’s Red Nose Day (“Do Something Funny for Money”), March 18, 2011, drew things for 24 hours straight in order to raise funds for charity.  All you had to do was donate, and she would draw to your specifications.  I asked for: The Basset Deeply Distrusts the […]

A Musical Interlude

because this is my son, and he’s damn good. Hard Times, Come Again No More

Headlines that One Hopes are Real

Greek police smash violent doughnut ring THESSALONIKI, Greece — It took an undercover operation, but Greek police have blown a hole in a ring of alleged crooks who had cornered the doughnut market in a beach resort. It started with complaints that two Bulgarian men and a former Greek wrestling champion were using violence to […]