Monday, January 28, 2008

On a higher note...

I'd rather not go to bed thinking about the previous few posts, so I'll leave you with some dancing leaf men that make me oh so envious....

I wish I could do that.

"Do what?" you ask? Think about it.

Didn't this happen to Rumsfeld in France once?

via Alison Bechdel:

A stay-at-home dad in Brattleboro, VT gathered enough signatures to put this compelling item on the town meeting ballot: Bush and Cheney should be indicted and arrested for war crimes, perjury or obstruction of justice if they ever step foot in Vermont

As I gouge my eyes out for our country

I tried to watch the State of the Union Address tonight, but I only got about 10 minutes in to the "Special Report." All of those minutes included W. shaking hands during his close-ups while everyone clapped. There was even a hoot and holler when they announced his name.

That's when I turned on the Gossip Girl recap. I don't even know what the show's about, but I'm sure I'll lose less brain cells, or at least keep my blood pressure at a healthy level.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I'm looking for an intern with knowledge in graphic/web design. Any takers? Send me something at

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Old Demons

This basically defines my experience working for Barnes & Noble for two years. It's been over for a while now. I'm not bitter. Really. I'm not.

[Strip lifted from an archived DTWOF database at Planet Out...remember them? My adolescent dating life in a box.]

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Mr. Susan

A clip from my new favorite British obsession: The Mighty Boosh. Context is for the weak.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Two things

Happy New Year.

Now that I've said that, two things:

My first Bookslut Indie Heartthrob Interview of 2008 just went up. And who gets to take the helm? Why, Ander Monson of course! He talks about editing for DIAGRAM and The New Michigan Press while unwittingly departing valuable information on starting a webzine to an interviewer with an ulterior motive.

Secondly, two songs everyone needs to listen to:

"When the Other Foot Drops, Uncle" - Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (from 100 Days 100 Nights) [linked from Ear Farm]. I just about buckled when I heard this.

"Clowns" - Goldfrapp (from the forthcoming Seventh Tree. A wonderful, folky departure that retains Alisons angelic vocals from the previous electro albums.

And as always, john AT thimblezine DOT com for submissions, ideas, and encouraging/disparaging niceties.