Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bergman: no happy endings

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Hemingway (1899)

Just out of high school, Ernest Hemingway started his career as a journalist and writer at the Kansas City Star. The Star’s style manual, which emphasized short sentences and vigorous English, helped influence Hemingway’s own style of writing which carried over into his short stories and novels.

He was the author of six collections of short stories, a book of poems, and eleven novels. Among his novels were: The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea. He served as a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War.

Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 "for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style."

president for a day

My Mayberry take of those tense and dangerous moments when the President went under anesthesia today....

'You think you can handle it, Dick?'
'Don't worry...any problems and I'll slap'em in cell number 2, Mr. President!'
'That's not 2! That's 1!'
Cheney makes a note. 'Got it! 1!'
'Hey, Dick.'
'Mr. President?'
Chuckling and squinting. 'What's going to be your first assignment on assuming the presidency?'
Pausing to reflect as his lip slowly Elvis-curls. Eyes widen.
'The Bin Laden Still Case!'
Chuckling and shakes head. 'And how in the Sam Hell do you propose....'
Cheney wheels around and points at Cell number 1. 'Him! He knows!'
Kennedy mumbles, turns over, and drifts back to Happyland.
Bush shakes head. Mutters 'Maybe I shoulda got Condi.'
'I'll throw water on him and scare him real good, Mr. President!'
'Maybe I shoulda got Condi?' he asks the anesthetist as he slowly counts backwards..'10..9..6..45..12....'

Friday, July 13, 2007

one year old!

Been vagabonding a whole year!
Hard to believe, isn't it?

Rest assured I will continue to scour worthy and reliable sources and continue to bring you, faithful reader, all the news for you to read while you go...uh, as you go...about your daily lives.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

a vagabond's theory of motion

'Those irritating slow drivers on the road have
their cars in neutral and allow the spinning earth
to propel them.'

That is all. Run with it Einstein!

Saturday, July 7, 2007

books & coffee II

Only an excuse really for posting on three 7's,
I present the sequel to my March 20th entry...

10 more great books I treasure...

Liza...Ivan Turgenev
Decline and Fall...Evelyn Waugh
Winesburg, Ohio...Sherwood Anderson
As I Lay Dying...William Faulkner
Pale Horse, Pale Rider...Katherine Anne Porter
Midnight Cowboy...James Leo Herlihy
A Moveable Feast...Ernest Hemingway
Leaving Home...Garrison Keillor
Breakfast of Champions...Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
The Red Pony...John Steinbeck

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