Bettie Page died last night.
mala fide: (Late Latin) With or in bad faith, treacherously.
Be sure to watch Jeopardy! on New Year’s Eve day and see my Loquacious Sister begin her reign as Jeopardy! champion. She’ll be the one in the plaits that her Trophy Husband did not braid for her. My Loquacious Sister doesn’t believe in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ because he was created by Monkey Wards. I believe in Rudolph but I reject him and all his works.
No zombie outbreak this year…so far.
The return of the Banana Splits.
John Titor got it all wrong.
The end of feudalism. Took long enough.
We Americans can stop fooling ourselves about ever winning a Nobel Prize.
The Swiss didn’t destroy the world.
You kids today don’t know how lucky you are. Back in ’08 we had to restructure our 401Ks and we liked it.
And, as always, Bettie Page!
Date: 14th century
: the quality or state of being great in quantity, extent, or degree
–much of a muchness: very much the same
"Did you ever see a drawing of a muchness?" – The Mad Hatter
Richard Herley has made some of his works available online. I can only vouch for The Penal Colony. It suffers from a mild case of Twenty Minutes Into The Future and being British, but it’s a good read.
All the processes of production in the Village were interdependent and demanded a high degree of co-operation. At busy times the men growing fruit were excused other duties, and extra labour was drafted in to pick the crops. Every member of the Community had his own area of responsibility, yet the work was so well scheduled by Franks and Appleton that nothing ever seemed to be left undone. It was this aspect of life in the Village that Routledge found the most remarkable. He would not have believed it possible, least of all from a disparate bunch of convicts whose chief common trait had been an inability to function in mainland society.