for July 3, 2002
Quick, Dirty; Like a Mudslide Through a $3 Million Home
by Your Diva, Robin Pastorio-Newman
In honor of the new Johnnie Walker and Bombay Sapphire TV ads after many
years' absence, Your Darling, Your Diva, Your One True Love offers the
joy of quick heads of steam, the reading of which is just as good as
anything one does while thinking of someone else.
King Missile III released a new album last month, The Psychopathology of
Everyday Life (try www.clamazon.com, but no guarantees, my dear ones).
Your Ithsmus wishes desperately these passionate geniuses would take
their show on the road, preferably the Turnpike South, to Exit 9, Route
18 North, to the Route 27 South exit. Where New Brunswick interferes
with a nice view of Princeton.
Your Ice Floe believes a commute to work, which after all only offers a
paycheck and shouldn't cut into time devoted to spending it, should be
breathtakingly brief. Hostile to the environment brief. Greenpeace watching with disdain as one
drives brief. Brief. Twice during the past two weeks, during Your
Archepelago's brief beeline home, her radio played Sammy Hagar's Heavy
Metal. Dave and Sammy are touring
together this summer. With so many Horsemen galloping down this stretch
of road it looks like the South of the Border Sign of the Apocalypse.
Rosemary Clooney aged 74 years, then, as is customary among the especially fabulous, became ageless this week.
The audience for O Brother, Where Art Thou? will caper with glee to learn Down From the Mountain is available at the
video store. Oh sure, it's been there, but unless one stumbles upon the
exact video released at the exact moment to feature a preview of the old
timey music documentary, one stands a snowball's chance in Haiti of
hearing a note. The preview looks like fun, but so did bungi jumping
before the internal injuries. The search begins.
A member of The Who has gone to the Hotel Bar in the Sky. Surprise! It
was John Entwhistle, who from all outward appearances seemed like the one
candidate for a long taciturn life. (Entwhistle was so low key one hopes
they checked his pulse twice.) Two weeks ago, Your Volcanic Island Chain
exhorted altrok readers to bet against media executives in the Dead
Pool. Which of you stacked the deck?
©2002 Robin Pastorio-Newman
All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.
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