Archive for July 29th, 2005

Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

“He thinks he’s an unborn caterpillar. He claims it’s safer than being human.”

Disco Godfather (also known as Avenging Disco Godfather), a hilarious blaxploitation flick in which Rudy Ray Moore of Dolemite fame does battle with the evils of PCP.

And, of course, there’ll be cats.

The shadowy and mysterious Codename F.

The shadowy and mysterious Codename F. is rather tricky to photograph, as she’s one of those kitties who will make a beeline straight at you, trying to figure out what that weird thing on your face is. She’s also an indoor kitty, so I didn’t have much light to work with.Posted by Picasa

5 comments July 29th, 2005 at 09:16am Posted by Eli

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Out-Of-Context Literary Weirdness, Part II

You know how some books have a rundown of “dramatis personae” at the end? From the book I just finished (and will need to blog about when I have some more time), Ilium by Dan Simmons, this is quite possibly the greatest dramatis personae entry Of All Time:

Orphu of Io: eight-ton, six-meter-long, crab-shaped, heavily armored hard-vac moravec who works in the sulfur-torus of Io; Proust enthusiast.

5 comments July 29th, 2005 at 12:40am Posted by Eli

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Out-Of-Context Literary Weirdness

From the book I just started, Heaven by Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen:

He knew that there would be squids in the lemon trees again, and most likely crabs in the sagegrass as well.

Like all of No-Moon’s sailors, Second-best Sailor always carried a piece of his wife with him, locked away in a mesh closet in his cabin so that the waters could flow over her and keep her healthy. A wifepiece was the best way to maintain mental equilibrium and physical condition on the long voyages away from the home lagoon.

…Second-best Sailor’s father, Talkative Forager, had won a sailor suit in a game of float-the-cube.

And that’s just in the first twelve pages! I have high hopes.

1 comment July 29th, 2005 at 12:23am Posted by Eli

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