The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Imperial Navy took place a full 80 years ago today. It killed 2,403 Americans, wounded another 1,178, and finally brought the United States into World War II.
Destruction of the U.S.S. Shaw. Photo credit: unknown United States Navy photographer.
But I probably couldn’t get it right. Emil Cioran totally rocked the mad philosopher look. It’s a wonder he could be so dour with hair so goddamned awesome. If I had hair like that, I would celebrate right along with it.
The secret is not ****ing up.
This only took one try — I even did the back by myself.
Hey, it’s a lot better than that one time last year, when the only way I could salvage things was to give myself a mohawk.
“Merry Christmas!” Norway.
Here’s a weird, wonderful, possibly offensive clip from the classic days of Mystery Science Theater 3000. This is from the show’s fifth season; it originally aired in 1993. The movie that Mike and the bots are riffing is 1959’s “Santa Claus.” [I am linking below to MsHandsanitizer’s channel on Youtube.]
Chromolithograph. L. Prang & Co.
So my super-cool best friend sent me a big box of knickknacks as an early Christmas present, and its contents easily double as inspirations or writing prompts.
What you see up front in the first two photos is petrified wood, an obsidian arrowhead (dragonglass for defeating white walkers!!) and selenite crystal. The selenite will come in handy, as it promotes peace and calm — my 2022 New Year’s resolution is to chill the #@$% out before this world finally drives me to full on supervillainy. (I started picking out a costume on Friday after doomscrolling Twitter.)
The pottery she made herself. And the cigar box corral with its contestants is perfect for plotting out my planned western epic. Dammit, I hope I’m not giving away too many plot points here. (You’ve heard the expression, “Not my first rodeo?” It WAS the center guy’s first rodeo.)
Happy Thanksgiving all!! I hope that you enjoy the holiday. Stay safe.
A: BECAUSE IT’S ONE OF THE NINE CIRCLES OF HELL.