Category Archives: funny stuff

Rosie Thomas Keeping Things Real With Sufjan

  Her songs are simple and childlike, and she is obviously on a subversive mission to hang on to that young spirit that fills them for as long as possible. I hope she is successful and I get a chance … Continue reading

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We Are All Strangers, We Are All Learning to Be Human: Short Fiction by Miranda July

I just finished reading “No one belongs here more than you” by Miranda July. These stories, written in a naïve style much like Richard Brautigan but with Raymond Carvers perceptive gaze, are about the desperation and exasperation of isolated human beings, as I … Continue reading

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A Few Foolish Things

“I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.” – Steven Wright Even at the time When my father lay dying I still kept farting. Composed by Yamazaki Sokan /Translated by Donald Keene A poem I … Continue reading

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Tossed About by Elephants

This is the kind of thing that makes me laugh. “Gentlemen,” returned Mr. Micawber, “do with me as you will! I am a straw upon the surface of the deep, and tossed in all directions by the elephants– I beg … Continue reading

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A SimpleTheory About the Origin of Random Elements in Dreams.

Last night my dream mind invented a mycologist. He was a friend of mine, but I am not sure if I was a mycologist also or just someone interested in fungi. He was a generalist in mycology and was complaining … Continue reading

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We Are In A Jam, No Matter When

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (1813 – 1855) ‘The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday–but never jam to-day.’ ‘It MUST come sometimes to “jam to-day,”‘ Alice objected. ‘No, … Continue reading

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The Death of the Fool: La Strada

I found him tragically fallen from his perch in this most appropriate of situations. La Strada is a oddly captivating fable that leaves pieces of itself in my dreams. Anthony Quinn‘s brooding brute, Zampano, looming over the elfin waif, and … Continue reading

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