Snowed in!

By · Saturday, January 30th, 2010 · 6 Comments »

Several inches of snow arrived at the Smoking Lounge today, as you can see from the above photo. By the way, this is a rare opportunity for you all to see Raoul in his ectoplasm form, albeit covered in snow. See those two snow drift shapes in the chairs? That’s actually Raoul and Nietzsche in […]

I’m giving myself a B+

By · Monday, December 14th, 2009 · 26 Comments »

But that’s just until Raoul gets a job and can start picking up the tab for my prescriptions. Then I think I’ll bump it up to A-minus. What lambert said: asshole. In other hilarious news, President Obama claims that he “did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat cat bankers […]

By request

By · Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 · 80 Comments »

Sis is asking for pictures to brighten up the place: Molly, alpacas, Raoul. Sounds good to me. I’m writing on deadline so I can’t do a proper post, but here are some Raoul pictures (and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, click on the category “Raoul” to get up to speed; you might […]

Hello and Open Thread

By · Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 · 19 Comments »

Did you think I’d died? Did you think I’d been kidnapped by the Obama campaign and forced to swear fealty to the god-king? Actually I’ve just had an insanely busy and complicated week. I’m still busy, as a matter of fact. But I’m here and alive — well, no, actually I’m not alive. Extant is […]

Thanksgiving, Life and Death, and Anti-feminism

By · Thursday, November 22nd, 2007 · 17 Comments »

My family is trying to talk me into coming back to life. They liked having me alive — I guess it’s some kind of love thing — and with the holidays approaching they’ve been pressuring me pretty heavily to climb back into the ol’ meat suit. My mother keeps calling me up in the Smoking […]

Tired but happy

By · Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 · 36 Comments »

Raoul sporting his new head. Thanks for the suggestion, Sis! Raoul and I are back from the Himalayas. Got a bunch of stuff to catch up on, and I owe you guys an anthropology post, eh? Eh. (Vocal mannerism courtesy of two weeks in a tent with Raoul. When he was a parrot he lived […]

Virtual Pumpkin Carving

By · Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 · 21 Comments »

I’ve spent what seems like decades of my life with my hands immersed in wet, sloppy pumpkin goo, scraping out the endless insides of orange gourds, shearing away at the rind to get that front wall thin enough for my magnificent carving to come. Pumpkin poo under my finger nails; pumpkin glop in the big […]

Was this man D. B. Cooper?

By · Monday, October 29th, 2007 · Comments Off

Left: An FBI sketch of “D.B. Cooper.” Right: The late Kenneth Christiansen, Northwest purser and former paratrooper, who, despite his strong resemblance to a doofus elf on quaaludes, may have been the notorious hijacker. Raoul and I had a fake fight last night so we could make up later, and while he was out of […]

Tashi Delek

By · Thursday, October 25th, 2007 · 27 Comments »

Sorry for the light posting this week. Raoul and I are on an astral backpacking tour of the Himalayas. My new favorite drink: Sherpa tea, with salt and rancid yak butter. Out of this world. ***** Update for Sis: Here’s one of Raoul with fewer clothes on. We’re still experimenting with different heads.

Is our children learning?

By · Thursday, October 4th, 2007 · 5 Comments »

And more importantly, what is they learning? I was shopping for a new head for Raoul when I came across a terrifying place called einsteins-emporium.com, “The Internet’s Largest Science and Nature Store.” Please, god, don’t let it be true. So, does that mean that a biography is the story of two people’s lives? Or is […]