Sunday, November 20, 2011
Baskin-Robbins, the ice cream chain, sells a 'turkey' made of ice cream molded approximately and covered with caramel sauce. Happy Thanksgiving, whenever and wherever and however you celebrate it.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Cafe on the Right Bank down the boulevard from the Louvre. Overheard among the Italian Renaissance masters: "You can't call yourself a man if you don't make art."
Saturday, November 5, 2011
From Daniel Pinkwater's "Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars" (Dutton, 1982):
Our heroes have mastered Mind Control, and are messing with the principal of their high school, Bat Masterson High, by compelling him to sing the following morning announcements over the PA system:
GOOD MORN--WHEN THE SURF'S UP IN OLD CALIFORNIA, THERE'S JUST OLD PAINT AND ME. JUST A BOY AND HIS HORSE ON A SURFBOARD, WHERE THE WIND AND THE WAVES ARE FREE. SURFIN', SURFIN', SURFIN' WITH MY HORSE, SURFIN', SURFIN' WITH MY HORSE, DOO WAH, DOO WAH.
I WILL NOW GIVE THE CORRECT TIME. CUCKOO--CUCKOO--CUCKOO--CUCKOO--CUCKOO--CUCKOO--CUCKOO--CUCKOO--CUCKOO.