Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Looking for a throne or a hovercraft in all the wrong places

Block that metaphor, as they used to say in The New Yorker:
The parts all snap together neatly and satisfyingly, just like Ikea furniture, but the diagrams on the box seemed to promise more, and you’re left with a tinge of regret that it’s a wardrobe and not, say, a throne or a hovercraft.
From Marcel Theroux’s review in The New York Times Book Review of Douglas Coupland’s new novel, “The Gum Thief.”

Monday, October 15, 2007

The so-called Food and Drug Administration?

Quotation mark abuse or political commentary? Considering that this sticker was inside a carton of organic eggs we bought at the Dane County Farmers' Market, I suspect it was the latter.

Returning to Letter from Here like a honey bee descending on Dr. Diablo's back yard

Cloudy Bright
A crazy work schedule and a major freelance photography assignment (no, it didn't involve these boats on Madison's Lake Wingra) have kept me away from LFH for what seems like a very long week. But as Dr. Diablo predicted, I'm back. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Diablo for valiantly endeavoring to fill the gap by hijacking the Russian Constructivist scifi dream world comment thread, among others. His efforts are much appreciated.