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.
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.