Making Book

So, George W. Bush’s term is up at noon on January 20, 2008. We all know that it’s going to be a flurry of pardons, what with all of the criminal misconduct and all. When do you think Ken Lay’s pardon will be signed and announced? Leave your dates and […]

Run, Al, run!

We just came back from seeing An Inconvenient Truth. Never in my life have I wanted to a) give a wedgie to an executive from GM and b) get someone elected to the Presidency. Just run, Al. For the love of God, run.

Goose Jam

Two geese (an adult and an adolescent, I think; it certainly looked as disheveled and gawky as I did when I was twelve) waddled out into traffic at Valencia and Magic Mountain this morning. Screwed things up for a bit. How did nature know I was looking for an excuse […]

How To Be a Contrarian?

On the one hand, I don’t want to see The Da Vinci Code because I think it’s going to suck; it’s a SciFi Network B-movie with a gravitas-lift (Tom Hanks instead of, say, Lance Henriksen) and a baddie transplant (Opus Dei instead of…Mansquito!). Dan Brown has made enough money, and […]

Important Stuff to Read

We Fictionados have homework for the first time: list your favorite stories, genre and not. In compiling this list, I’ve realized how poorly read I am. So: Short Story or Novella “My Name is Aram” and “The Journey to Hanford” by William Saroyan “The Stars My Destination” by Alfred Bester […]

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