I recommend this if you haven't seen it yet.

Tonight's movie to wrap up film noir month.



Racking this years Petit Syrah into the French Oak. Mmmm wine.


"You're the velvet in my mouth
you I cannot be without..."

top ten GBV song titles

Yes a list. Off the top of me head.

1. 14 Cheerleader Coldfront
2. How's My Drinking?
3. Game of Pricks
4. Look It's Baseball
5. To Remake the Young Flyer
6. Perhaps Now the Vultures
7. Portable Men's Society
8. The Future Is In Eggs
9. Short on Posters
10. Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory

What say you?

Go Theo.


Proper pea soup takes 4 hours. I'm on hour 2 1/2.

Less than 20 bottles of wine remain. In case you're worried, I've given away about 4 cases as gifts. Hopefully next years will be equally successful.

Brief Weather & I Guess a Sort of Vision (scroll) is valuable reading. Tony goes for the heart because that's where he finds affinity. This is something.

currently reading

My most luddite of friends has a website.


The two clips below are from Samuel Fuller's Shock Corridor. Been thinking a lot about this movie and Fuller's work. I'll hopefully write more here about these thoughts in the next few days.

good company

My Dice Man Cometh title was the same title that appeared on the back page of the Boston Herald today. Yes, I'm excited to learn we are on the same wavelength.

physical done



movie night

Two more weeks of film noir, then it is Blacksploitation month. Any recommends?


the Dice Man Cometh

He is on the plane!!





This is where I'll be.

new to me

Code of Signals.


Tonight's movie

Out of the Past. The only actor who I like better than Robert Mitchum, is this guy. If you've never seen Out of the Past, I highly recommend it.

Lugo and Drew. This give the Sox lineup more versatility, speed and OBP. I've never been a huge Trot Nixon fan. I liked him OK. He clearly had the "white stuff", which never hurts when you are a Red Sox player. If Manny had thrown a ball into the crowd when there were only two outs...


how many Chet Baker albums do you own?

Candi Station. I forget how much I like her. That's some kinda sexy.

Love this from Grandaddy's "For the Dishwasher":
Ride your bike all night and give your heart a break.

We're closer to December weather!

possible roster

beach ball delay
cracked up to be
crush of dodo
lettered block
isn't it a pity?
for stops
is there a heaven for pumpkinheads?
tibia, fibula, femur
this museum
will you seek me?
bright, late sun
Hardwick, VT
prelude to drought
Austin, TX
(as yet untitled)
a mountain outside
lake effect

Word of the Day

Today's Word:
Flatulent (Adjective)

Pronunciation: ['flæ-chê-lênt]

Definition 1: (1) (Rare) Of a windy nature, full of air or wind (and, by extension, pompous), as spring and autumn are the most flatulent of the seasons; (2) containing a great deal of those very smelly gases created by bacteria in the intestines that occasionally slip out of the posteriors of unsuspecting humans and animals.

Usage 1: Today's word works well when you have to talk about this unpleasant subject without using the equally smelly colloquial expressions for it. A flatulent person is rife with flatulence but they do not flatulate since no dictionary recognizes this word (yet). The gases which cause an eruction, another gaseous Word of the Day published recently, are completely different from those involved in flatulence.

Suggested usage: Unfortunately, when a lovely word like this one picks up a meaning related to a bodily function, all its other meanings quickly pale and evaporate. However, if you are clever, you can put the two meanings of today's word to useful effect: "Greta said that the senator's speech was flatulent; I am not sure if she was referring to his pomposity or bad breath."

Etymology: Today's word blew our way, via French, from Latin flatus "wind, a blowing (out)." The original Indo-European root was *bhlo/bhle "blow," which came directly to English (avoiding French) as "blow," "bladder," "blast," and blather "to prattle," from Old Norse bladhra "to talk like air blowing out a bladder." "Isinglass" is the output of the folk etymology (influenced by glass) of obsolete Dutch "huizenblas" from hus "sturgeon" + blase "bladder," a material somehow remindful of today's word. (We hope Ray Johnson's mess hall at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas didn't bring today's word to mind—or nostril; I guess we should be grateful that he thinks of us when words like today's occur to him.)

—Dr. Language, yourDictionary.com


Tony Robinson's in the mail today. Look forward to reading it. Funky layout.

"But this brain to the inners of his skull must stick"

b.t.w my girlfriend's receiver won out, though it's not as stylish. More and more I'm am a dinosaur.

Listening to a lot of African music lately.

What's your favorite Coolidge? You can give three if necessary. If you don't respond to this question, you're lame. I'm keeping track.

OK, & you're three favorite pitchers of all time?