Saturday, March 29, 2008

The New Studio

Quite a departure from the sere and dowdy digs I had in New Mexico. If I can't get some work done here then I should really just hang it up.

Large Hard-On Collider

There's an alarming article in today's New York Times about the possibility that the Large Hadron Collider, a massive physics experiment being constructed in Switzerland, could very well create mini black holes that would swallow the Earth. Still, there was a bit of levity in the article—at least for my inner 12-year old—when, in the print version (it's been corrected online), they misspelled "Hadron", giving us the "Large Hardon Collider". This should make for a nice "Corrections" entry in the paper.
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Friday, March 28, 2008

Zippy the Pinhead Gets the Local-News-Team Treatment

The news-team banter is fairly cringe-inducing, but Bill Griffith acquits himself well in the interview. Get the daily Zippy strip here.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Trashball 032308: Mid-Century Modern

I prised this off of a discarded air-conditioning unit dumped in an arroyo somewhere near Tucumcari, NM.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

New Painting: "Curazepam"

"Curazepam". 24x18 inches, mixed media on canvas. $470. Click on price to purchase.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Trashball 031908: Pay for It, and It's Free!

"Free Pre-Paid Cremation!" Gosh, that sounds terrific! This landed in the mailbox of an over-60 individual very dear to me. Is this the kind of junk mail I can expect in 22 years?

Monday, March 10, 2008

I Was Client Number 10

It's all a really terribly sordid business, this whole deal with New York's Eliot Spitzer and the prostitutes. It grieves me to tell you I was Client Number 10, right behind Governor Spitzer (at Number 9, he was). No case of sloppy seconds, though, I assure you; I can't recall the name of the escort he was involved with (and whom he often described to me in beatific terms), but I'm certain it was not my dear old Jolene (which was her handle; I do not know her real name, but I understand she once modeled for Teen Vogue).

Anywho, what was initially distressing but ultimately edifying about my "session" with Jolene was her insistence that, rather than have sex, we discuss the merits of her favorite novel. While I'm usually first in line to talk literature, particularly of the 19th-century kind, I was troubled to think that I might be paying $2,200 for an hour-long lecture on a seminal Decadent novel.

Still, when all was said and done, I was glad for the experience. At least Jolene revealed a breast to me, even if it was just to illustrate a point she was making about Theophile Gautier's Mademoiselle de Maupin, which, by the way, is a really good book.

Friday, March 07, 2008

New Painting: "Tarry (nr. Ft. Davis, Texas)"

New painting, acrylic on formica table extender, 11.75 inches by 35.75 inches. $490 (click on price to purchase).

Sorry for the lousy photograph of the painting; I'll try to get a better one up there.