- 5 November 2009
- No. 8,409 (cartoon)
- I can taste what youre thinking.
I can lick what youre tasting.
I like where this is going.
- 6 November 2009
- Walter Cronkites First Jelly Doughnut
- The late newsreader Walter Cronkite sat down at a nearby desk in one of my dreams.
This the first jelly doughnut Ive ever had, he reported, and I shall comment favorably on it.
Im not very interested in newsreaders, sweets, or my dreams, so I ignored the incident.
- 7 November 2009
- Staring into Space
- I was cycling through Oakland when I saw a man sitting alone on his porch. He was just sitting there, staring into space. He didnt have anything to read, he wasnt drinking or smoking, he didnt have a telephone or a computer or binoculars or anything. He was just sitting there, alone, staring into space.
How can people do that for minutes on end?
- 8 November 2009
- Repeating, Old Mistakes
- This is embarrassing if not perhaps inevitable. I just discovered that I wrote about the article, Artists Suicides as a Public Good, on two different days, 6 June 2007 and 22 September 2009. I keep all these entries in a searchable database, but my unflagging attention to detail evidently flagged.
Oh well, I told Tracy, at least my latest blunder gives me something to write about today.
You probably wrote about duplicate entries before, too, Tracy predicted.
She was right, as usual. On 6 October 1998 I noted that Id written equivalent accounts then as well. Double dang; I really need to work more assiduously to make new mistakes instead of repeating old ones.
- 9 November 2009
- The desk in my studio is more of a table than a proper desk. It has three square meters of surface area, almost all of which is hidden by computers, monitors, hard drives, cameras, strobes, speakers, books, papers, fruit, nuts, and a coffee cup or wine glass, depending on the hour. It looks like a clutter jumble, because it is.
I dont mind the general disarray; I can almost always find what I need. Until recently, that is.
Some electronic gizmo is going buzzeep-buzzeep-buzzeep at random, and Im not sure which one is the culprit. The device thats demanding my attention never stays on long enough for me to locate it.
I suppose I could clean my desk, but lifes too short for that particular waste of time.
- 10 November 2009
- The One Nation Indivisible Unification Act of 2009
- Just when I thought today was deficient in mirth, another Kansas politician came to my rescue. Ed Haskell introduced House Resolution 2666, One Nation Indivisible Unification Act of 2009. The nonbinding resolution, which states that atheists shall be deemed to disbelieve in a Christian god, promises to be as amusing as the Human-Animal Hybrid Prohibition Act of 2009.
This act offers agnostics and atheists the opportunity to acknowledge God Almighty, said Haskell, even if they, at their mortal peril, chose to do so by choosing not to recognize Him.
The legislations being challenged by at least one Jewish politician, who insists members of his faith should be free to deny the existence of a Jewish deity.
I figure its just a mater of time before competing imams weigh in with conflicting fatwas. Bring on the Wiccans!
- 11 November 2009
- Perspectives on Artistic Success
- George Abbott admitted (bragged?), I was not a successful playwright until I took parasitical advantage of other peoples ideas.
I wonder what Abbot meant by successful? Id wager he meant commercially successful, since he made a lot of money. My preferred definition is that he was so satisfied with his work that he felt no need to cloak his methodology.
I wont be asking Abbott for a clarification any time soon; he died approaching his hundred-and-eighth birthday in 1995. I dont think keeping ones body alive for that long is necessarily a desirable accomplishment. According to what little Ive read, Abbott was creatively active and creating new work when he was a hundred years old. Working until you die: thats what I call success!
last weak |
©2009 David Glenn Rinehart