Saturday, August 30, 2008


Well, we ended up with a rooster after all:

I decided to call him Friedrich (that's Fr-ee-der-ick), short for Friedrich the Fearsome, which is certainly how he sees himself. He's a very pretty bird (which is the main reason we still have him), and this photo doesn't do him justice. He has very nice, long, iridescent tail feathers, and he has more reddish-brown feathers growing in with his black and white.

I'd like to keep him, because he's quite a character, but we'll see. . . He just started crowing this week. He's still getting the hand of it, and right now, at least, he confines himself to fairly civilized hours, but I have to think that'll change. A crowing rooster is quaint and picturesque at 9:00am, not so much at 6:00am, especially on a Saturday. So, charming or not, Friedrich, you'd better behave, or else Peculiar might get a hankerin' for some homemade chicken noodle soup:

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

UPDATE: I was wanting to post this earlier, but didn't have my book with me. How can you translate to film this inimitable line:

Indubitably there was a sort of heavy dragging, and a most detestably sticky noise as of some fiendish and unclean species of suction.

And no, it appears that the new movie is NOT playing here (at least not presently). Probably just as well.

P.S. I also just gave Peculiar a jolly good Lovecraft line about a sunfish. Check it out.

Anyone else catch this? A new Cthulhu movie! It's simply called Cthulhu, and is loosely based on Shadow Over Innsmouth, which I was just re-reading last night. There's a gay-love subplot, apparently, and Tori Spelling's in it (no, not the title role, be nice!). I'll have to see if it's playing here. Might be worth a matinee ("If we sneak in a lot of beer," says Peculiar). Stay tuned.

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