Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Temples of Raleigh

The oldest place of worship is the Rialto. The Colony, now owned by the same folks, is this great 1970s place with shag carpeting (in groovy earthtone biomorphic patterns) on the walls of the main cinema. Very much missed are places such as the Ambassador, downtown. Just before the wrecking ball hit, some of my theater pals nabbed a few mementoes; for many years after the destruction the Ambassador's poster for TAXI DRIVER hung on my wall.

Monday, October 27, 2003

cute pictures of another George (named Tugboat)

Pictures of bicycler extraordinaire Tyler Hamilton and more importantly his Golden Retriever Tugboat playing with one of the stuffed Credit Lyonnais lions they give you when you win a stage of the Tour de France. Cute! Cute! Cute!

Sunday, October 26, 2003

Commonwealth of Temples...

Hey everybody, let's play this game. How many temples--sacred or profane, recognized as such or not--are close to your house? Here's a few you can visit when you come visit us.

Look at the picture on the upper left of this page. That's the shrine devoted to Lincoln's birthplace. I've thought this place was completely bizarre since my first school trip there probaby 25 years ago. It's a Greco-Roman revivalist temple in the middle of a farm in Larue County! And nobody thinks that's weird!

Go to this site and click on Creelsboro Arch, which is known locally in Adair and Russel Counties as Rockhouse Bottom, or the Rockhouse Church. They don't mention it, but the arch itself is consecrated as an Apostolic church. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the arch is huge, the "ceiling" is probably thirty feet from the ground. I know an easy way to the top but can't ever get anybody to go up there with me.

Back on the Dead Presidents theme, rising up out of the plains in Todd County along KY 68 is the Jefferson Davis Memorial, a 351 foot tall obelisk dedicated to the memory of the first and only President of the CSA. (Remember, at this nation's darkest hour, the people on both sides saw fit to put Kentuckians in charge of their destinies). People used to get up to some seriously weird and evil shit at the monument before the Commonwealth took it over--thankfully it's no longer the site of the annual Ms. White Kentucky Pageant. If it makes you feel any better, Todd County is also the birthplace of Robert Penn Warren, first Poet Laureate of the United States.

Monday, October 20, 2003

Forgot password

But luckily Bloggeerr are used to this and resent it to me.

Now, go see (from the mighty forwarding files of Greg Frost): this.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003


I didn't think they did articles about publishing ideas unless they made a truck load of money first. I think this guy is a genius. Who wants to read about the good guys with their same name? Not enough women with the same name who are notorious? Not looking hard enough, fella.

And I'm kind of sad there'll never be a "Big, Bad Book of Gwenda." (Hush.)

Thursday, October 09, 2003

5 reasons Special K should be governor instead:

1. She has a much greater mastery of the English language.
2. Does not have "catchphrases" lurking in her closet.
3. Is not married to a Kennedy.
4. Respects other women and never gropes them.
5. If she were governor, she could also have the One Ring of Power.

(Yes, that means that Ahnuld now has it. The battle for Helm's Deep is over, my friends, but the war has just begun.)

(p.s. I realized the unfortunate KKK thing after I posted that, but was hoping no one else would notice.)

Friday, October 03, 2003

Do you all think that Schwarzenegger's sexual harrassment will have any impact on the vote out here? Aside from the illegality of his campaign fund coupled with his attacks on opponents for illegal fund-raising, and his groping of women in shit jobs who can't afford to complain, how bothersome is his constant evocation of rhetoric connected to his movies -- terminate this, predator that -- and a campaign event where he blows up a car? This is definitely Terminator 1 we're seeing here and not the sequels -- Karen