Saturday, February 03, 2007

Good word

"The biggest freaks are always the ones who pretend to be the upright people."

-- Bill Maher

Friday, February 02, 2007

The shadow knows

Read my Groundhog Day reflection on the Daily Page.

I'm delighted to report that what I always hoped would happen has happened: A vanner -- that is, a custom-van enthusiast -- has discovered the Junkers song "Custom Van," and it now is the song that plays on his MySpace page. Another MySpace vanner already has asked to be a friend of the Junkers, and I am hoping "Custom Van" spreads like ditchweed through the vanner community.

"Custom Van" is probably my favorite of the songs I've written. A fond tribute to hobbyists and gearheads everywhere, it was inspired by a rare and delightful coffee table book about the lifestyle, Alan Wolfe's Vans and Vanners.
Good word

"One of my professor friends said that the challenge of teaching is to read the same bad papers over and over again unto the end of time, yet remain optimistic that some of your students will someday write something good even though you will never see it."

-- Garrison Keillor

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Wow. Jon Stewart does nine unstinting minutes on Dick Cheney. Funny, bracing stuff.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Good word

"I have no trouble selling out -- I'm a benevolent hack, in a certain way -- but I want to pander for something I believe in."

-- Harold Ramis