Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Day of the Locust

Dolly, a miniature poodle, yawns as she is groomed backstage. Dolly is treated like a princess as she rests on her pink pillow and dons ribbons of the same color.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!
OctoWomby launches website to beg for donations!
I won't encourage her with a direct link, but you can find it in the article. There's even a place for comments, but unfortunately you can't see them.

PsychoOctoMom somehow reminds me of this...


Brilliant novel and rather good film too:
The Day of the Locust is a 1939 novel by American author Nathanael West, set in Hollywood, California during the Great Depression, depicting the alienation and desperation of a disparate group of individuals who exist at the fringes of the movie industry.


Plot summary
The book follows a young man named Tod Hackett who thinks of himself as a painter and artist, but who works in Hollywood as a costume designer and back ground painter. He falls in love with Faye Greener, an aspiring starlet who lives nearby. Between his work in the studio and his introduction to Faye's friends, he is soon interacting with numerous Hollywood hangers-on, including a cowboy who lives in the hills above the studios and works as an extra in cowboy movies, his Mexican friend who keeps fighting cocks, and Homer Simpson, a hapless businessman whom Faye is taking advantage of. The book ends with a riot at a movie premiere.

Further commentary to follow
after I get a decent bowl of hot and sour soup for dinner.

36 comments:

FayeFlowy{(((V)))} said...

He falls in love with Faye Greener, an aspiring starlet who lives nearby. Between his work in the studio and his introduction to Faye's friends, he is soon interacting with numerous Hollywood hangers-on, including a cowboy who lives in the hills above the studios and works as an extra in cowboy movies, his Mexican friend who keeps fighting cocks, and Homer Simpson, a hapless businessman whom Faye is taking advantage of. The book ends with a riot at a movie premiere.

I love repeating this... MURST!

Akubi said...

Oh No!
Just got a call from a friend who told me that OctoWomby is on Dateline and I'm trying not to vomit.

Akubi said...

Wow, she was finally a mother at 25!
Some people abort when older than that.

Confused said...

Why is it that most insane people are religious?

Akira said...

I love this photo from the Westminster dog show.

FayeFlowy{((({(((V)))})))} said...

Hi Akira...

I love that photo from Westminster... poodley boredom... fluff me more... woof... woof...

FF{((({((({(((V)))})))})))} said...

1 word... OctoWombRetardtionExpansion

Akubi said...

Hi Flowy,
Octowomby really is shameless, isn't she?

Some more positive news: Good news! Hay Island grey seal slaughter on hold.

F2{((({((({((({((({(((V)))})))})))})))})))} said...

Octowomby has 10,834th child... franchises womb...

Brilliant news on the seal slaughter...!!!

Akubi said...

Hi Flowy,
PsychoOctoWomby is an asteroid from hell that this country probably deserves.

Regarding the seal slaughter: I'm not sure how long that will last, but it does represent a plus side of our current global depression.

Akubi said...

Oh, one other thing -
Isn't that the most adorable happy seal photo?

Akubi said...

In other news, I’ve found some pretty impressive free stuff people were getting rid of today:
A fully functional Farberware Stainless Steel Electric Wok
And after testing and noting full functionality of the wok picked up
A Bravetti Platinum Pro Deep Fryer!
I can’t stand deep fried anything (other than a very light tempura), so decided to put it in the storage room.
I really wouldn’t have noted the electric wok if it weren’t for the fact that when my X and I completed the final transfer of stuff a couple weeks ago, he asked me to let him know if I find his wok.
When I'm on my own, I stick with microwaves, so I have NO fucking idea where some wok might be. I have crap in boxes piled up here and there with descriptions crossed out and rewritten many times everywhere.

Akubi said...

So made the mistake of calling him to say I found a wok that I want to keep now - I was later pretty impressed with the temperature control. He'd probably like that Bravetti Deep Fryer though.

Deep Fryer said...

I was always so good at solving Mendelian inheritance problems as a kid, but I didn't get far with that.

Akubi said...

I think West's _The Day of the Locust_ is a shining example of why everything always sucks in California...Should have moved to Wyoming when I had some sense.

Akubi said...

Correction: I did have some sense, but nobody else did.

Akubi said...

Anyway,
I remain super into Sister Suvi.

FayeFlowy(***V***) said...

Deep fryer... uhm... falafel... some really good Indian snacks too... don't look back...

Valentines is coming Akubi/Akira...
I'm looking for red fishnets... must of been a run on them...

I could be a cowgirl in Wyoming with my red fishnets... giddyup pony...

Akubi said...

@Flowy,
Mmm, falafel and Indian snacks sound good! Maybe I will keep the fryer.
Valentine's day isn't much fun without a Valentine, but I should start planning a Nuclear Tentacles Valentine's collection.

In other news, these poor stray dogs in Iraq hardly look menacing to me.

FF{((({((({(((V)))})))})))} said... said...

Hi Akubi... did you see the cool cake pan I left over at NucTen?

I'll make you one of those cakes for VDay... even could be jello... we could throw it off a high building and watch it splat... VDay NucTen bombardments'.['.['.[

I'll be your Valentine... where's those red fishnets again?

Akubi said...

@Flowy,
At first that link didn't work, but Google helped me find it. I'd love to make swirly green Octo-Jello with it! Hmmm, it qualifies for free shipping. I'm tempted...

FF{((({((({(((V)))})))})))} said... said... said...

Octo-Green jello pasties for NucTens... !!!!

I want a piglet said...

This little piggy is so cute.

Anonymous said...

President Barack Obama, who has remained cool, calm and collected for the first month of his term, flew into a rage yesterday after viewing a website that is soliciting contributions for octuplet mom Nadya Suleman.

Obama, who had just finished a speech about corporate executive salary malfeasance, was angry that Suleman was essentially panhandling from people who can barely afford lunch.

FF{((({((({(((V)))})))})))} said... said... said... said...

I want a little piggy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FF{((({((({(((Very)))})))})))} said...

Prez-O gonna fly in da rage when he unnerstands how he be used... he da latest tool...

FayeFlowyVery(V) said...

Waaaaaa !!!

Akubi said...

Hi Flowy!
"If there's something boring to do, we have a fun way to do it" reminds me of Montessori school.

Akubi said...

My old psycho-kitty moans and should start her own band or something...
Is this a joke?

kuato said...

kuato + dewy underpantz = true luv.

Centipede said...

I believe kuato just might be Edgar.
Does anyone else note the similarities?

FayeFlowy{((((Very))))} said...

FayeFlowy = dewy underpantz (yes)

kuato = Edgar (?)

kuato + dewy underpantz = true luv. (yes x 100)

Centipede said...

I had no idea Edgar was so talented. Glad he's back though.

Centipede said...

Octuplet's Family: The gravest example of why people should not have children

That woman is Cthulhu incarnate.

squint mccoy said...

Yep, that darn edgar has gone and changed his nic again. kuato? what the hell iz that, some kind of australian marsupial or something? Egad, boy howdee.

FayeFlowy{((((Very))))} said...

///Edgar is an amazing moving marsupial marvel///