Today is Old Wives Carnival here. The day a lot of women wait all year for. It starts with a group of women, in costume, usually female devils in very very short skirts, putting up a ladder and "storming" the town hall. (And being repelled by a confetti canon, aimed in the other direction, ie … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: “Old Wives’ Thursday,” or Where Is Gloria Steinem When You Need Her?
Sorry, but I just couldn't pass this one up: apparently, Melbourne, that's in Australian, is right in the middle of their yearly so-called sex-po, a trade fair for the erotic trades, this year featuring: get ready, this is really good- ta da- pole-dancing robots. yes, you heard me right- pole dancing robots. And the gigabit … Continue reading And Miss Phryne Fisher Lived Here: Nuts, Bolts, Sex, And Moolah
I read an article today that absolutely fascinated me: A smart watch that runs on body heat. Totally. I kid you not. The heat produced by your body, and escaping through your skin, assuming you are a normal, warm-blooded being, is enough to run a very sophisticated smart watch. AND... store enough energy in the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Invisible Watches, Body Heat, And The Real Dr Who
Yes, please. Free him. Shakespeare, I mean. I am so tired of seeing form, content, beauty of the Welsh language, (there have been studies for years about the Welsh flow of his language, Welsh like the place and the language, not the other meaning of Welsh, ie strange, foreign, occult) being reproduced with actors on … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Free Will
It's the middle of the night here in Gutenberg land. The dark, spooky, witching hour, when wishes are made true. I wish I may, I wish I might, I wish the idiot route planners at the Frankfurt Airport, the ones who are trying to make a "branding" ie hide behind a name, by calling themselves … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: In The Middle Of The Night
Yesterday, over coffee, a friend and I got into a discussion of ta da- the Id. Well actually, it started with the ides, as in- quick, stab me, I've got one of those classes- went through a progression of bad puns- ide-ology, ide-olotry ide- rather be in Kansas, progressed through a series of discussions on … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: As The Id Goes Marching On
(Spoiler alert: if you go to this movie, your evening will be spoilt) Last Tuesday night we went to the movies: Dr Strange, starring two, in my opinion, absolutely brilliant actors, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tilda Swinton. You could have done swan lake with plastic swans on sticks for all the acting they were allowed to … Continue reading Why Make A Movie With Cumberbatch If He’s Not Allowed To Act?
So the last time we met.... I was on my way to a Halloween show that never was, and watching male buddies devour large amounts of dead sea things deep-fried, of course, because... It's the end of October. (What do you mean, that makes no sense...?) Which over here is one of those "super-weeks." Sorry. … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Why Are Vampires Buying Brown And Purple Topcoats?
Have there ever been moments in your life where you looked back on something and thought "Whatever was I thinking?" Ours was a so-called "night of horrors" put on by musicians and a writer I studied with several years ago, who run a marvelous actors company here called Kryptonite Radio Theater. And kryptonite it is. … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Never Go To Something Named “Night Of Horrors”
There are moments in any marriage when, no matter how much you love your partner, and I definitely do adore Harold, with every inch of my heart, and soul, but still, there are those moments, when you just want to order a doghouse from Amazon, and put his stereo and bedding in it, and lock … Continue reading A Day In The Life: How Should I Know Why The Dryer Is Spinning Backwards?