October, 2006

Happy Halloween

By · Tuesday, October 31st, 2006 · 9 Comments »

“He’s stuck!” My friends’ faces are anxious, concerned. “Come help!” Who’s stuck? I wonder. Suddenly I notice my parents’ old television set, the huge console TV we had in the 1960s. It’s about five feet long, a wooden case, with a turntable on one side and a radio on the other, giant speakers flanking the […]

At least it’s better than Hitler farting

By · Monday, October 30th, 2006 · 33 Comments »

Table Talk with Bush. Tangentially, I decided I’d be a helpful pedant and provide a link to Hitler’s Table Talk. You know, just in case your interest is so piqued by the Billmon reference that you think, Damn! Hours and hours of brain-liquifyingly tedious monologues from Hitler? Yes, I do want to inflict that on […]

The blog is back!

By · Sunday, October 29th, 2006 · 2 Comments »

After approximately 30 hours in various states of fucked-upedness, I’m pleased to announce that www.reclusiveleftist.com is once again fully reclusive and leftist. I wish I could report some thrilling reason for the downtime — say, that I’d been hacked by Diebold, or that Bill O’Reilly had detonated my blog with a hand grenade — but […]

Technical Difficulties

By · Friday, October 27th, 2006 · 4 Comments »

Apologies to everyone who’s tried to comment and found that obviously something’s wrong. I’ve had a Help Desk ticket in for 10 hours and am waiting for resolution. I’m sorry!

I thought “skullfucking” was just an expression

By · Friday, October 27th, 2006 · 11 Comments »

It wasn’t the best day for the picture of a German soldier simulating sex with a skull to have appeared in the nation’s biggest newspaper. The outrage Wednesday about photographs of German troops posing with a skull in Afghanistan swept through parliament just as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s administration announced a major restructuring of the military […]

When Godbags Attack

By · Thursday, October 26th, 2006 · 19 Comments »

Catholic leaders in Nicaruaga are pushing through a law to block abortion in all cases, including those where the life of the mother is at stake: “The current law allows a small door in which abortions can be performed, and we are trying to close that door,” said Dr. Rafael Cabrera, an obstetrician and leader […]

Him a good dog.

By · Wednesday, October 25th, 2006 · 28 Comments »

This is Zeke. He’s safe and all is well. If you hang around the lefty-feminist blogosphere long enough, sooner or later you hear about Zeke. He’s our blog dog. Sure, he has his real life there in Pinole Creek, with his walks and his pig ears and god knows what Chris and Becky are feeding […]

No Balm in Gilead

By · Tuesday, October 24th, 2006 · 25 Comments »

I’ve been running from this picture for a week now. It’s a photograph of the signing ceremony for the new torture bill. The bill legalizes torture, including rape, and denies due process to anyone the President declares an enemy of the state. Which, of course, could be anyone. Look how happy they are. Look at […]


By · Thursday, October 19th, 2006 · 32 Comments »

The winners of yesterday’s guessing contest are Spicy, Viveth, Jimmy Ho, nina, Dlunch, and love2all. (Yes, I realize Jimmy didn’t actually say “that’s Paris,” but of course he knew, and I knew that he knew, and he knew that I knew that he knew.) As your prize I herewith present this delightful film of Edith […]

We’ll always have Lynchburg Beirut Taipei Paris

By · Thursday, October 19th, 2006 · 22 Comments »

Yesterday’s mystery city was, of course, Paris. Congratulations to everyone who recognized it! (I’m still musing over what the prizes should be.) For those of you who failed to identify the City of Light, be not bummed. Dr. Socks is here to help. Are you wondering what it is about Paris that’s supposed to be […]