The U. S. Senate — where ghouls gather to pay homage to their dark lords. If you want a convenient place to kiss the Devil’s anus, look no further!
Click on the image to enlarge. Passing through San Antonio I decided to stop at the Alamo, preserved in a park in the center of the city. It’s a lovely, haunted monument. Lieutenant Colonel William Barret Travis, commanding the garrison … Continue reading
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Still in prison — don’t forget. I wonder if the priests who helped put her there are visiting her, as their Lord commanded them to do. Ha ha ha ha ha!
Little Lord Jesus, how tiny thou art — I’ll make a place for thee in my heart . . .
There was room at the inn for the merchants that day, but Joseph and Mary had no place to stay.
. . . somebody is going to get mad at me for saying what I am about to say right now, but I am going to give you my honest opinion: I think we have turned our back on the … Continue reading
Let it be, dear Lord. let it be . . .
With this song, Dylan slips into the driving Chicago blues style he’s often favored for his hard-rocking numbers. It’s a tight, forceful arrangement, highlighting the brilliant ensemble playing of his musicians on this album. The lyric is in the “desperate … Continue reading
The Duquesne Line was a train service between Pittsburgh and New York City. Absorbed by Amtrak in 1971 and renamed, it is now a kind of ghost line, so when Dylan sings “Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing” he’s asking … Continue reading
This is a most unusual book — one that could only have been created in the Internet age.In 2003, a group of contributors to an online discussion group about Marilyn Monroe formed a splinter group devoted solely to a discussion … Continue reading
My niece Nora decided, at the age of 14, that she wanted to be baptized. Her older brother had been baptized as an infant, but somehow, for various reasons, Nora had missed out. Visiting her grandfather, my dad, a minister, … Continue reading
The unmanned drones being used against targets in Pakistan today are controlled from Creech Air Force Base in Nevada (above), about fifty miles from Nellis Air Force Base — just north of Las Vegas, where I live. This is very … Continue reading
[Warning -- some plot spoilers below.] The peculiar brand of cinematic lunacy that started when Frank Tashlin and Jerry Lewis teamed up in the Fifties reached a kind of apotheosis in George Axelrod's Lord Love A Duck, from 1965. Audiences … Continue reading
Sixty years ago, John Ford shot most of Rio Grande near the spot pictured above, a few months after I was born. The river is still just rolling along, quite unfazed by all the intervening anniversaries of these momentous events, … Continue reading