Truthful speaking would be a simple way to tell the truth, if the truth were simple and could be told.

26 October 2008


The way I see it: the only people who are anti-American are the ones who don't go out there and vote.

22 October 2008

Oh My Lord

I think this is funny.

What I Hate About TV

What I hate about TV is that you have to wait an entire week, after the plot has just gotten really intriguing, or the preview presents something that looks like it's going to be very very interesting, to watch it.

Case in point: Pushing Daisies, my favorite show right now and with each increasing episode becoming even better, for example, tonight being a very capabale balancing act of the drama (like last week's nun episode) w/r/t Emmerson Cod and his mother and his daughter, and that overly the top fantastic whimsy (like the circus episode), w/r/t the friend-escort company, which, of course, leaves me wanting more and realizing that there's a whole 'nother week before Ned's back.

So, come 7 o'clock next Wednesday, I'll be more than ecstatic but by 8'll be saying this exact same thing.

18 October 2008


--so I'm not doing a lot of actual "blog writing" lately, but, for the record, it's not like I have an actual focus with this thing, and then to talk about nothing yet to pretend you're talking about something strikes me as being a bit silly.

So I just want to share these two YouTube videos of Barack Obama at a charity dinner, roasting away and having a great day. (Best line: "Barack is actually Swahili for 'That one.'")

15 October 2008

12 October 2008

Old News Regarding a New Book

By now, any real fans would have heard this and, certainly, I've been aware of this rumor for quite some time already, but I just now felt like sharing it for no reason in particular (except that The Simpsons were cancelled tonight so that there could be some baseball), and maybe to build up some excitement, though, in the end, I don't think hardly anyone I actually know cares, because the only person I've met who has said they've actively read Pynchon is lying and full of shit. STILL!

The rumor is this: Thomas Pynchon, awe-inspiring, paranoia-inducing, attention-grabbing, totally fascinating author of Gravity's Rainbow, Mason & Dixon, and, most recently, Against the Day, is said to have a new one brewing, coming out, about to be exposed to us. I first heard about this through the literary message board that I frequent and recall being rather skeptical because, this is a man who had nearly 20 years between two books and his last came out in 2006, which wasn't as long ago as we all think.

I remember carrying Against the Day, which is 1100 pages in hardcover, around campus, along with the Norton Shakespeare, a factor that helped develop bicep muscles more than any iron-pumping I may or may not have undergone, and I really do like that book. Anyway, I wasn't expecting another Pynchon novel for a long long time.

But from the rumors, and some reporting on the LA Times, it appears that this is true, and we're getting a new Pynchon in August 2009 and I'm excited.

Let's not forget the projected new one from Gabriel Garcia Marquez later this year.

11 October 2008

01 October 2008

The Facts Are These:

Pushing Daisies is the best show on TV right now.