“Six men came to kill me one time. And the best of ’em carried this. It’s a Callahan full-bore auto-lock. Customized trigger, double cartridge thorough gauge. It is my very favorite gun. This the best gun made by man. It has EXTREME sentimental value. I call it Vera.”
You know how sometimes you see fun, relaxed, superficial, meaningless art? This is the other kind.
“the red painting” – jimmiwin, date unknown, medium unknown
I like the relationships. I mean, each character has his own story. The puppy is a bit too much, but you have to overlook things like that in these kinds of paintings. But the way he’s holding her, it’s almost… filthy. I mean, he’s about to kiss her, and she’s pulling away, and the way the leg is sort of smashed up against her. Look how he’s painted the blouse; sort of translucent, and you can just make out her breasts underneath, and it’s sort of touching him… It’s really pretty torrid, don’t you think? Then, of course, you have the onlookers peeking at them from behind the doorway like they’re all shocked. They wish. Yeah, I must admit, when I see a painting like this, I get emotionally… erect.
“Space Whores” – A.J. Rimmer, 1979, cover by Paul Stinson
“Judith Beheading Holofernes” – Caravaggio, c. 1599, oil on canvas
All you need is smiles!
Lots and lots of smiley smiles!
Your sweet, pink mouth
Goes north, not south,
And just smiles!
All you need is smiles!
“There’s serious metal fatigue in all the load-bearing members, the wiring is substandard, it’s completely inadequate for our power needs, and the neighborhood is like a demilitarized zone.”
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“If you can’t take a little bloody nose, maybe you oughtta go back home and crawl under your bed. It’s not safe out here. It’s wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it’s not for the timid.”
“He was determined to discover the underlying logic behind the universe – which was going to be hard, because there wasn’t one.”
I’m watching Star Trek: Voyager and I am once again reminded of all of the reasons I stopped watching Star Trek: Voyager.
“He made a fair move. Screaming about it can’t help you.”
“Fixing your Bible… Bible’s broken. Contradictions, false logistics… doesn’t make sense… So, we’ll integrate non-progressional evolution theory with God’s creation of Eden. Eleven inherent metaphoric parallels already there… Noah’s ark is a problem. We’ll have to call it ‘early quantum state phenomenon.’ Only way to fit 5,000 species of mammals on the same boat… It’s broken. It doesn’t make sense.”
“… I calculated the odds of this succeeding versus the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid… and I went ahead anyway.”
This is sort of a CliffsNotes for pretty much any chapter in my life. My memoirs in a nutshell, if you will.