Home
Blue Skies Above Us
Cancel

I have my aspirations.

As a follow-up to this now-deleted post about wanting to become an extra on some kind of video production, I’ll now briefly record the fact that I did, just last week, procure work as an extra. Com...

The king of all rom hackers?

I very much enjoyed the “Visual Issue” of The Believer, and totally want to subscribe to Wholphin. But I can’t afford such luxuries. (edit: I got a job, so I can afford it now) Caitlin Jones’ arti...

Lost a limb, gained a weapon

I once wrote a story — actually it’s unfinished, and I’ve been working on it for a few years (it’s long) — and at one point a woman imagines her husband being overcome with a case of road rage, rem...

Tony from Italy or wherever, I can’t get you out of my mind!

I’ve been working on a mixtape for a friend, and the process has delivered to me the realization that I’m kind of obsessed with British bands from the ’80s and ’90s that feature male vocalists with...

Albertson’s now pricing some food “per pound”

I enjoy writing letters to companies (and sometimes people). A few months ago I wrote a letter to the president, in which I suggested that he put out a presidential jigsaw puzzle for the holiday se...

To the best friend of the top gas station attendent in Taos, New Mexico.

I’ve decided on the way to determine whether I’ve made it. Rather than using a sliding scale for accomplishments, to which I can apply scientific calculations of my sense of well-being, the success...

Phantom Truck

The title is “The phantom truck that emerges when a dramatic moment takes place in the middle of the road REVEALED!” The revelation is that people apparently never notice these trucks that run them...

I’d be more apathetic if I wasn’t so et cetera

I registered a complaint to The New Yorker a few weeks ago regarding their unwillingess to tamper with the Caption Contest votes. For a while there I was correctly guessing all the winners based on...

The only way a loser like you will ever win at anything

I just saw a commercial for the new The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe video game. The announcer talked all about the plot — a quest to save a kingdom, etc. And then he says, “And the only way t...

Bin Laden’s Driver A More Courteous Driver Than Expected, But No Less A Terrorist

It isn’t unheard of for a person to be arrested while driving a car. They can get caught driving while intoxicated, or driving under the influence (those are actually two different violations in ma...

Founded 2005. Over the years I've posted writing, comics, ringtones, and stuff about maps, bikes, programming, pinball. And I had a robust music blog mostly about '90s hardcore punk (category = music).