Midweek Music Moment: Son of Schmilsson, Harry Nilsson

True, Harry Nilsson’s Son of Schmilsson was released in the summer of 1972. But with the cover, on which Nilsson appears as Dracula, and the B-horror movie sound effects between the first and second tracks, it seems an appropriate topic for Halloween week — even though I value the album as a tremendous deconstruction of […]

Book Review: Invisible by Paul Auster

Sometimes a book leaves me puzzled. Sometimes that’s good. Sometimes that’s bad. Sometimes it’s both. Paul Auster’s latest novel, Invisible, falls in the latter category.

Before explaining why, the basic background of the story is necessary. Invisible is the memoir, of sorts, of Adam Walker’s life in 1967 as an undergrad at Columbia University. Told […]

Weekend Edition: 10-24

Worthwhile Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Vaccines & Autism: A Deadly Manufactroversy (Via.)

Fifteen Things More Important Than Money (Via.)

Blog Headlines of the Week

Marijuana legalizers do victory lap, stop to cough and wheeze

Bob Dylan Christmas Album Reviewed: Jewish Ex-Christian Kills Christmas via Songs

Blog Line of the Week

Margaret Howie […]

Friday Follies 1.18

North Korea has amended its constitution. In inimitable North Korean style, the “contents of the revision have not been made public” by its government.

“Miss California USA officials want Carrie Prejean to repay $5,200 they say she borrowed to have her breasts augmented last year.”

But that may not top this: Defective Underwear Causes Penis […]

Booking Through Thursday: One question

If you could ask your favorite author (alive or dead) one question … who would you ask, and what would the question be?

Sorry, but I can’t resist making this like asking the genie from the bottle for more wishes with your one wish. So, I’d say to Kurt Vonnegut, “Why don’t we chat […]