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U2's claw comes out to play


U2 beguile with a turn to the space age as 'Claw' stage makes gripping debut



Laid Off Chronicles: two days short of 3 months.I was restless and could not sleep after watching a mostly unfunny "Weeds". Seriously, just pretend it ended with Season 3 if you've never watched the show. I watch out of habit. Anyway, I popped two Ambiens and the next thing I know its 1:30am and I'm running all over the sprinkler system at my apartment complex drinking Coca-Cola out of a plastic flask. It was so refreshing. Alas, the time between when I was taking pictures and I woke up in my bed this morning is missing. Finally, full on Scheduled Amnesia. Lost in the haze was a post about "Nocturnal Nymphets". Maybe it will come to me the next time this happens.
Radiohead Life in a Glass House/live from the album Amnesiac.
Well of course I'd like to sit around and chat

Batwoman is a redhead. I like redheads.

As you well know I like all things Batman and I have to make a note that this week Detective Comics#854 (featuring Batwoman in the lead) came out and it was fantastic. Interesting fact: Kathy Kane (Batwoman) is a lesbian and her ex-lover Rene Montoya (The Question) gets a back up feature of her own. 

Grace... It's a name for a girl



"She carries a pearl in perfect condition" -- Matt 13:45-46 "The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." 

"What left a mark no longer stains" -- Not a quote, but a pretty clear allusion to Isaiah 1:18 "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow." 

+ U2 Lyrics, Bible References @U2

"We've found different ways of expressing it, and recognized the power of the media to manipulate such signs. Maybe we just have to sort of draw our fish in the sand. It's there for people who are interested. It shouldn't be there for people who aren't." -- Bono on faith, quoted in U2 at the End of the World


Insomnia sometimes makes you do wacky things. Like laying down my whole backlog of magazines and books in the living room at 3am. And a big fuck you to Ambien for not working or giving me Amnesia as a side effect. I'm all for scheduled amnesia. You can click for larger pictures if you care.



diminutive romances and the tender pattern of nudity on a hopeless summer night


Alone with a drowned passenger's shivering child. Darling, this is only a game! How marvelous were my fancied adventures as I sat on a hard park bench pretending to be immersed in a trembling book. Around the quiet scholar, nymphets played freely, as if he were a familiar statue or part of an old tree's shadow and sheen. Once a perfect little beauty in a tartan frock, with a clatter put her heavily armed foot near me upon the bench to dip her slim bare arms into me and righten the strap of her roller skate, and I dissolved in the sun, with my book for fig leaf, as her auburn ringlets fell all over her skinned knee, and the shadow of leaves I shared pulsated and melted on her radiant limb next to my chameleonic cheek. Another time a red-haired school girl hung over me in the metro, and a revelation of axillary russet I obtained remained in my blood for weeks. I could list a great number of these one-sided diminutive romances. Some of them ended in a rich flavor of hell. It happened for instance that from my balcony I would notice a lighted window across the street and what looked like a nymphet in the act of undressing before a co-operative mirror. Thus isolated, thus removed, the vision acquired an especially keen charm that made me race with all speed toward my lone gratification. But abruptly, fiendishly, the tender pattern of nudity I had adored would be transformed into the disgusting lamp-lit bare arm of a man in his underclothes reading his paper by the open window in the hot, damp, hopeless summer night.


I Crave Your Mouth, Your Voice, Your Hair

ByJulie Williams1

Don't go far off, not even for a day, because -- 
because -- I don't know how to say it: a day is long 
and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station 
when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep. 

Don't leave me, even for an hour, because 
then the little drops of anguish will all run together, 
the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift 
into me, choking my lost heart. 

Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach; 
may your eyelids never flutter into the empty distance. 
Don't leave me for a second, my dearest, 

because in that moment you'll have gone so far 
I'll wander mazily over all the earth, asking, 
Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying? 

Pablo Neruda 

without hope

The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.
Walter Benjamin

The Godfather Soundtrack: Love Theme

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close."
P. Neruda /via
Endless Love



"Our love may be faithful even unto death and beyond -- yet the world will call it unclean. We may harm no living creature by our love; we may grow more perfect in understanding and in charity because of our loving; but all this will not save you from the scourge of a world that will turn its eyes from your noblest actions, finding only corruption and vileness in you.

Because there is only toleration for the so-called normal. And when you come to me for protection, I shall say: "I cannot protect you, the world has deprived me of my right to protect; I am utterly helpless, I can only love you."
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall /via

Kanye West vs. The Knife: Silent Love

"Silence makes no demands, will infer contentment and profundity."
Tad Friend, Esquire October '93

I know that I should let you fade but there's that box and there's your name

text: Neil Gaiman. Photo.

+ Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman -- Live from New York City
Gettin' Wet with Sara Benincasa: NEIL GAIMAN + AMANDA PALMER
+ Beat on the Street: Who Needs Love When There’s Amanda Palmer Cartoon Recaps?
Amanda sings The Cure's "In Between Days"
+ Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer at Chapters: "Fake Plastic Trees"
Thanks [R], for the post inspiration.

video games are my vice


My Favorite Trailers from this year's E3

+ Assassin's Creed II
+ Star Wars: The Old Republic
+ The Last Guardian
+ The Beatles: Rock Band
+ Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

I asked some pals what they were excited about...Tomas' pick was Microsoft's Project Natal ( on that note, this shit is unbelievable: Project Natal Milo Demo ). Tim's pick was Forza Motorsports 3


+ Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
+ Scribblenauts! God vs The Kraken!, Hands-On, CO-OP has a segment on it in this episode.
+ Left 4 Dead 2

a new dymanic duo


Just so you know, yesterday was a historic day (for a Batman fan as myself). The debut of Richard "Dick" Grayson (the origina Robin) as Batman with Damian Wayne as the new Robin. Bruce Wayne's son Damian is going to be an onrery pain in the ass Robin (love the black hood). I can't wait to see how this all pans out....

I'm sleeping in a submarine


Laid Off Chronicles: end-of-month-2. Accomplishments: A vacation away from Texas. Spending precious time with my bff and her roomates. Before my trip I'd just watched "The Hunt For Red October" and remembered how much I liked it. So you can imagine the glee in my eyes when I saw a submarine park next to the highway on our way out of Portsmouth. This is a bookmark for myself and my friends of random things I remember from the trip: Santarpios, the "Don't Stop Believing" sing-a-long, Nat 2.0 picture finally made a reality, regressing to mall rat mode, Orange Julius, "UP", The impromptu random funny parts from movies we like festival! (Two of the submissions came from Hot Rod: "Babe" + "Dance" ). That one girl who said "So do you want to be in a Rachel sandwhich?. Hotdogs. "I Know What I like!". Beating Rachel at Scrabble and Uno on my iphone during our car ride. Score!