(Oh, wait, he was already short - sorry, couldn't resist.)
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Closing in on the big 7-0-0! And this was a tasty one, brewed by Lagunitas Brewing in California. Released on the 40th anniversary of the Frank Zappa album of the same name, a tasty dark beer listed as a American Double / Imperial Stout. Whatever.
A tasty beer nonetheless, though I was surprised to find it a dark beer, as you
couldn't tell through the bottle what it was, and didn't see anything on the label. But a fine drinking experience, and of course, a nice collectable label.
Friday, May 14, 2010
By Dean Koontz:
"Blossom said, "Grandma Melvina taught a gorilla named Percy to write poetry."
Annamaria said, "Free verse, I imagine."
"No sane person would have paid for it," Blossom said, and they both laughed.
'Someday the telephone will be a small voice-activated chip embedded just behind the jawbone and under the ear, and then cell phones will be as outmoded as the coin-operated variety that they have gradually but steadily replaced.'
by Arthur Phillips:
"The following items will be irretrievably lost someday quite soon: Beethoven's works. The beer you prefer. All record of your ancestry. The place you first kissed a girl. Toffee. Coffee. The landscape you associate with peace and liberty. Any evidence of your boyhood, real or just fondly recalled."
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
At the age of 82, here in Florida. An iconic fantasy illustrator, perhaps most people would recognize the Molly Hatchet album covers he did back in the 70s, though they might know know it was him that did them. Also covers of many sword & sorcery paperbacks.
I've always liked the picture below, which in the mid 70s you could find copied on a velvet painting they used to sell at roadside stands; yeah, I own one (still) - who can resist a velvet painting?