Inhuman Swill : Page 190
Why is my blog called Inhuman Swill? Because you can unscramble the pieces to make William Shunn.
            

This CNN article has to have the oddest accompanying photo montage I've ever seen. I mean, Big Bird and Larry Bird, too?

CNN: Massive bird spotted in Alaska

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My wife fell in love last night

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Last night my wife fell in love with another man.

We went to see Umberto Eco reading and in conversation with Jay Parini last night at the 92nd Street Y. Laura was enraptured. Eco is a very charming, self-effacing, funny fellow—and the Italian accent probably doesn't hurt—all of which masks an incredibly sharp and subtle mind. Heck, I was spellbound myself. I'm feeling a strange compulsion today to rush out and buy semiotics texts.

Can't wait to read Baudolino.

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Thanks to [info]greygirl for helping me verify what I already halfway suspected . . .

By dictator standards, you're not that bad. Sure you almost started world war 3, but the treatment of your people is moderate. You're a saint compared to the guy before you that you kicked out, so your people tolerate you. However, you're ability to stand up to America has made you one of the more popular dictators. Hardly a movie star… but hay, it's a start!

What tin-pot dictator are you? Take the "What Dictator am I?" test at PoisonedMinds.com

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So good I even ate the bowl!

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Of course, I would fuck up pretty badly right after posting that. I ordered a steak and chicken tostada from Fresco Tortilla for lunch, and rather than stopping when the innards were finished, I accidentally ate the tortilla shell too. Oops.

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Thinner

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So I've been sticking fairly close to one of those trendy new-fangled low-carb diets for the last month or so. I started out at 220. (That's lbs, not kg, kiddies.) Yesterday I was 202, and although this morning I was hovering at about 203.5, I'm still pretty juiced. I'm almost back down to my wedding weight! Yeah!

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Double bucky, you're the one

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As a former Children's Television Workshopper, I'm delighted by anything that goofs on Sesame Street. So I was enraptured to discover the entry for double bucky in "The New Hacker's Dictionary," containing as it does a parody of the classic Ernie number "Rubber Duckie."

(The best Sesame Street parody of all time is this article from The Onion that you've no doubt read before: "Letter D Pulls Sponsorship from Sesame Street: Noted Consonant Alienated by Controversial New Gay Muppet.")

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Flee Utah!

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Flee Utah!
Did you ever see the old Utah license plates that said, "Ski Utah! Greatest Snow on Earth"? Well, try this on for size:

A clever reader of my site sent me the concept and let me create the design.

Get your "Flee Utah" merchandise before the amusement wears off!

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TOMORROW'S WEATHER
THUNDERSTORMS
WINDY
CHRIS FARLEY

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The proposition

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So I walked over to the Manhattan Mall on my lunch break today, to pick up a copy of the new Beck CD. I was on my way back, on 34th Street between Fifth and Madison, when I heard a voice yelling off to my right in the street: "Hey, buddy! Do you live around here?"

I looked. There was a black SUV idling in the street not far away. The windows were all tinted black. A young white guy was leaning his face out the passenger window.

"Why?" I said, in that surly New York way we have.

The guy jerked his thumb at the back seat. "Do you want a free home theater system? Our boss just gave us one."

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