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Classics Appreciation Day

August 4, 2009

Who knew that Victor Hugo was also an pretty decent artist? He painted this rather sinister looking octopus and the little twists of the tentacles near the top are meant to form his initials “V.H.” You can see more of his artwork here. His painting of a mushroom is quite good too; maybe that’s where he drew the inspiration for some of his other works.

Michelle Farran speculates that Hugo’s description of the devilfish in “The Toilers of the Sea”, which he describes as a “disease shaped into a monstrosity” may have been the impetus for using the octopus as a metaphor in political cartoons. She has lots more at her website Vulgar Army.

And for fans of The Bard, here is the recent Gates/Cambridge PoPo brouhaha redone as Shakespeare. A sample:

CROWLEY: Stay, now! Who disturbs our peaceful shire?

GATES: I disturb no man. My key unlocketh not.

CROWLEY: Forsooth, thou breakest and enterest.

GATES (entering his castle): I break not for witless constables. Begone!

CROWLEY: Back speaks no man to the Sheriff; I arrest thee!

GATES: Knowest thou whom I am? That I am coy with the Daily Beastmistress, Milady Tina? That I am most down with Lady Oprah, the Queen of afternoon tele-dalliances? That I am sworn liege to Dr. Faust, of whom Marlowe wrote? That I unravelest literary mysteries at the Greatest University Known to Man?

CROWLEY: Of Tufts you speak? Even so, thou art under arrest.

Tufts!!!!! Bwahahaha!

46 Comments leave one →
  1. cometman permalink*
    August 4, 2009 10:14 am

    Researchers are using computer programs in an attempt to decipher some 4000 year old classics – scripts found on artifacts from the Indus Valley.

    Today, a team of Indian and American researchers are using mathematics and computer science to try to piece together information about the still-unknown script.

    The team led by a University of Washington researcher has used computers to extract patterns in ancient Indus symbols. The study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows distinct patterns in the symbols’ placement in sequences and creates a statistical model for the unknown language.

    If this effort is successful, maybe they can use the technique to figure out who was jabbering in Linear A at about the same time on Crete.

  2. cometman permalink*
    August 4, 2009 10:28 am

    Corporate execs taken to the woodshed. Where they were given hand carved antique Louis XIV furniture and asked to pay $5 for it.

    B of A ordered to pay a pittance of $33 million.

    GE slapped on the wrist for $50 million.

    Goldman Sux CEO tells his employees to stop acting so rich for a while.

  3. Stemella permalink*
    August 4, 2009 11:06 am

    I’d never seen Hugo’s art before and I’m very impressed. I love the abstract ink washes; very modern considering their time. Coolio!

    Here’s something of interest, the first interview of Tyler Durden. He manages to keep his anonymity but gives some background on his blog and blogmates.

    First Amendment Award for Outstanding Journalism: Best Blog Zero Hedge

    • cometman permalink*
      August 4, 2009 11:39 am

      Nice interview. Sometimes I wonder if he might be Andrew Lahde, the guy who cashed out his hedge fund last year and wrote that very sarcastic good bye letter.

      Just popped over to zerohedge found a much better article about the BofA fine hilariously written by a Mr. Ben Dover – Ken Lewis Tips Mary Schapiro $33M For Good Service:

      The SEC must have come to its senses and realized immediately after bringing the charges that the whole imbroglio — which has sparked Congressional hearings, led to a New York State Attorney General investigation, and implicated Ben Bernanke and Hank Paulson — was all a big misunderstanding. When BofA said Merrill would not pay any bonuses, what it really meant to say was that Merrill would not pay any bonuses “in excess of $6B.” Anyone could have made that drafting error. And BofA’s failure to append to the proxy statement the written agreement that allowed Merrill to pay the bonuses was probably the result of an unfortunate oversight by a junior member of BofA’s outside counsel team. Besides, in the end, Merrill didn’t pay anywhere near $5.8B in bonuses. Its bonuses totaled only $3.6B — a full $23B less than Merrill lost in 2008.

      I wonder if Seymour Butz and I. P. Freely will start contributing there ;)

  4. Stemella permalink*
    August 4, 2009 11:32 am

    Decoupling the American Caboose.

    Wave bye bye and maybe it will toot.

    • cometman permalink*
      August 4, 2009 9:42 pm

      Sounds about right to me. Something’s got to give soon – if they keep interest rates so low nobody is going to lend us any more money but raising them will kill off a recovery pretty quickly. The banksters better be spending all the money they’ve stolen on extra gates for their gated communities because they may need them soon when people start getting ornery.

  5. cometman permalink*
    August 4, 2009 11:58 am

    That personal savings rate of over 6% didn’t last long. Down to 4.6% in just a month.

    In keeping with the zeitgeist, here’s a reinterpretation of a classic from the last time everybody ran out of money – bad art from George Michael.

    • Stemella permalink*
      August 4, 2009 12:30 pm

      George Michael is not a classic I can appreciate. Not gonna push that go button, no way, no how. ;P

  6. cometman permalink*
    August 4, 2009 1:35 pm

    Good article from the LA Times about Obama cutting deals with big Pharma.

    As a candidate for president, Barack Obama lambasted drug companies and the influence they wielded in Washington. He even ran a television ad targeting the industry’s chief lobbyist, former Louisiana congressman Billy Tauzin, and the role Tauzin played in preventing Medicare from negotiating for lower drug prices.

    Since the election, Tauzin has morphed into the president’s partner. He has been invited to the White House half a dozen times in recent months. There, he says, he eventually secured an agreement that the administration wouldn’t try to overturn the very Medicare drug policy that Obama had criticized on the campaign trail.

    Now Tauzin and the pushers are coming out in favor of Obama’s health plan because they will continue to make billions in profits off the sick. This quote from Tauzin was very telling:

    Tauzin said PhRMA’s support for Obama’s initiative represented no shift in the industry’s basic philosophy.

    “Our principles haven’t changed, but we are looking at a different situation today,” he said.

    If PhRMA’s principles haven’t changed, it doesn’t take much to figure out whose have.

    • Stemella permalink*
      August 4, 2009 2:34 pm

      Speaking of corporate whores and criminals, former Blackwater/Xe CEO Erik Prince has been accused of murdering or instigating the murder of people who were cooperating with the feds investigating the company.

      Jeremy Scahill is one of the few young investigative journalists doing the right thing.

      Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder

      If true I hope this company is made bankrupt and anyone who has worked for that fucking mercenary piece of shit is suspect. They are monster makers and enablers of the worst sort.

      • cometman permalink*
        August 4, 2009 9:53 pm

        Those are some really sick little monkeys at that company. Why they are still in business at all is beyond me. And WTF is going on here:

        Many of these men used call signs based on the Knights of the Templar, the warriors who fought the Crusades.

        Bunch of assholes.

  7. triv33 permalink
    August 4, 2009 3:56 pm

    Now, now, he’s doing it all for Jay-sus! Onward christian soldiers and all that dominionist rot…and remember they’re not mercenaries anymore, they’re contractors.

  8. cometman permalink*
    August 4, 2009 10:16 pm

    Looks like Timmeh the Elf has a potty mouth. The article discusses whether Congress has the stones to stand up to the Fed and pulls this from the WSJ:

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner blasted top U.S. financial regulators in an expletive-laced critique last Friday as frustration grows over the Obama administration’s faltering plan to overhaul U.S. financial regulation….

    Mr. Geithner told the regulators Friday that “enough is enough,” said one person familiar with the meeting. Mr. Geithner said regulators had been given a chance to air their concerns, but that it was time to stop, this person said.

    Among those gathered in the Treasury conference room were Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair.

    Friday’s roughly hourlong meeting was described as unusual, not only because of Mr. Geithner’s repeated use of obscenities, but because of the aggressive posture he took with officials from federal agencies generally considered independent of the White House. Mr. Geithner reminded attendees that the administration and Congress set policy, not the regulatory agencies.

    Who knew the little guy had it in him. Maybe the Larry the Cane Toad gave him lessons.

    • Stemella permalink*
      August 5, 2009 8:05 am

      The women are standing up to him and by proxy Cane Toad the Sexist. I watched part of Bair’s testimony to one of the Congressional committees yesterday and I believe she’s correct. Centralizing even more power into a super regulator and giving even more power to the Fed is a bad idea given the players. The system does not need more too big to fail centralization. It needs the opposite.

      • cometman permalink*
        August 5, 2009 8:08 am

        I was just checking in and noticed the ratings appear in mid-read. Did you add a new widget or did wordpress do it automatically? You get a thumbs up for the last comment and a thumbs down for not watching George Michael :P

        • Stemella permalink*
          August 5, 2009 8:53 am

          I saw the ratings widget on the menu for the first time this morning and turned it on for comments but not for posts. Thing is, I can’t see them! Waaa. I’ll have to investigate further.

          • cometman permalink*
            August 5, 2009 8:55 am

            That’s odd. I can see them but it does make the page load a little slower. It also lets me rate my own comments.

            • Stemella permalink*
              August 5, 2009 9:09 am

              I had something blocked with scriptblocker. Now I can see them. I changed the names of the ratings. :) Whee a new toy!

  9. Stemella permalink*
    August 5, 2009 8:08 am

    Signs of the times in Britain. Pub closures rise to record 52 a week

    A record 52 pubs a week are now closing in Britain, leading to the loss of 24,000 jobs in the last year, according to new figures compiled by CGA Strategy, released to today by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

    The figures for the first six months of 2009 show the rate of pub closure has increased by a third, up from 39 pubs a week in the last six months of 2008. Over the last 12 months, 2,377 pubs have closed, costing 24,000 jobs. In the last 3 years a total of 5,134 pubs have closed. There are now 53,466 pubs in Britain, down from 58,600 in the year before the Licensing Act came into force.

    Despite these closures and big pressures, such as additional regulation costs, the industry is also facing a double whammy on beer tax over the next few months – with the planned VAT increase in January and a further 2 per cent above inflation rise in duty in March under the Government’s beer tax escalator.


  10. cometman permalink*
    August 5, 2009 8:32 am

    Found a couple of articles related to this one that triv posted a couple days ago about the Fed basically printing money by buying up securities from the banks.

    In Bernanke’s Shell game Mike Whitney describes more of the tricks the Fed and the banks are playing to prop up the failing system by pumping even more money into it. He quotes the WSJ:

    “By buying U.S. Treasuries and mortgages to increase the monetary base by $1 trillion, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke didn’t put money directly into the stock market but he didn’t have to. With nowhere else to go, except maybe commodities, inflows into the stock market have been on a tear. Stock and bond funds saw net inflows of close to $150 billion since January. The dollars he cranked out didn’t go into the hard economy, but instead into tradable assets. In other words, Ben Bernanke has been the market.”

    And adds this:

    What does it mean?

    It means the revered professor Bernanke figured out a way to circumvent Congress and dump more than a trillion dollars into the stock market by laundering the money through the big banks and other failing financial institutions. As Kessler suggests, Bernanke knew the liquidity would pop up in the equities market, thus, building the equity position of the banks so they wouldn’t have to grovel to Congress for another TARP-like bailout. Bernanke’s actions demonstrate his contempt for the democratic process. The Fed sees itself as a government-unto-itself.

    He also explains how Treasury has been fudging the numbers to make it look like there are more foreigners willing to keep buying Treasuries and mentions that the banks are playing a game with the government where they buy up Treasuries nobody wants with all their extra taxpayer money.

    The Nation had this piece by William Greider – Dismantling the Temple – where he also talks about the Fed flooding the economy with money and suggests that it’s time for an alternative. He suggests setting up a capital investment fund that would basically be doing the same thing as the Fed is now – printing money- but at least the money would go towards something constructive like building a high speed rail system and other projects. That way we’d improve our infrastructure and the money would work it’s way through the economy giving other people a shot at some of it rather than it going straight to the banks. The banks would still get it eventually as people deposited it, and the higher deposits would allow them to lend more.

    Sounds good to me. As Greider notes, it can’t be any worse than the disaster we’ve got going now. The people of this country are caught between a rock and a hard place because the government is flooding the country with money which is causing our dollar to be worth less and plummet against the euro. But the money is going straight to the banks who are not lending it out, which means that people don’t even have a shot at the new supply of currency as prices for lots of goods continue to increase. And meanwhile they continue to keep the interest rates artificially low to try and fend off more inflation so people who do try to save have little or no incentive. Something’s gotta give here.

    • Stemella permalink*
      August 5, 2009 9:28 am

      Here’s another critique of Bennies bank enrichment program from the Guardian

      Ben Bernanke’s failure at the Fed

      I also heard some other econ pundit refer to the Fed as the latest Ponzi scheme. They take taxpayer money in and payout the newest investor with the taxdollars, leaving the taxpayer the last one without a chair when the music stops.

      I totally agree that the money needs to be redirected to hardware/infrastructure/research and development – preferably at the University level. Stop the etherial mythical paper madness!

      • cometman permalink*
        August 5, 2009 10:04 am

        Good article. This part is key and speaks to what I was mentioning above:

        However, expanding liquidity is only half of the story. The other part is expanding liquidity in a way that is both fair and responsible. After all, in the current slump, just throwing $2tn from trucks would have also helped the economy.

        Throwing it from trucks would have probably been more useful than what they did because then someone besides the bankers would have had a chance at it. The banks are hoarding the cash while Treasury and the Fed continue to prop them up and meanwhile everyone else is struggling and running out of money. Now I’m waiting to start seeing articles about the banks buying up everything on the cheap once everyone else goes bust.

    • triv33 permalink
      August 5, 2009 10:29 am

      Somebody is seriously suggesting that we improve our infrastructure and create jobs and such with a capital fund rather than the little shell game we’re playing now? Ha! That’s a real knee-slapper! Like that’s going to happen, whew…ah, let me catch my breath! I have to wipe the tears of laughter from my eyes now and go make my usual investment of my available funds…I’m off to buy a Powerball Lottery Ticket.

  11. cometman permalink*
    August 5, 2009 8:53 am

    Ha ha. Looks like a creationism theme park is going the way of the dinosaurs.

    A federal judge has cleared the way for the government’s seizure of a creationism theme park in Pensacola owned by a couple convicted of tax fraud.

    A ruling by U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers states that the nine properties that make up Dinosaur Adventure Land as well as two bank accounts associated with the park will be used to satisfy $430,400 owed to the federal government.

    Kent Hovind, who founded the park and a ministry, Creation Science Evangelism, is serving 10 years in federal prison for failing to pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $470,000 in employee taxes.

    He was found guilty in November 2006 on 58 counts, including failure to pay employee taxes and making threats against investigators.

    Sounds like this guy will have plenty of time to catch up on his reading while he’s in the slammer. Maybe he’ll run across the part in his bible where Jeebus mentions rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar’s.

  12. cometman permalink*
    August 5, 2009 9:56 am

    This is the kind of thing that just makes your head explode.

    Despite evidence implicating the current Pakistani Army chief, General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, in a major military assistance program for the Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan over the past few years, senior officials of the Barack Obama administration persuaded Congress to extend military assistance to Pakistan for five years without any assurance that the Pakistani assistance to the Taliban had ended.

    Why does the US continue to send billions of dollars to fund blowback?!?!?!?!? It sure as hell seems that the US wants and needs this “War on Terra” or “Overseas Contingency Operation” or whatever the fuck you want to call it, and will do whatever it takes to ensure that it doesn’t end. It would be a lot harder to grab all that oil, build all those bases, and expand US hegemony is there were actually peace. And it just wouldn’t do to have people like Eric Prince be unemployed. Much better for the government to pay him millions to murder anyone who looks at him crosseyed.

    When are enough people going to pay attention to all this shit and get pissed off enough to do something about it?

    • Stemella permalink*
      August 5, 2009 11:34 am

      Sigh. yeah. I saw another article that the Generalissimos were telling Squobama to double up the troops in Afghanistan. Gotta keep our military manufacturers happy I guess. Gotta keep the tension high between Pakistan and India so we can keep selling weapons to one while using weapons on the other. Gotta keep the wars of deception stoked for laundering all that WallStreet money. Fucking Empire.

  13. artemis54 permalink
    August 5, 2009 9:56 am

    Speaking of art, Jason de Caires Taylor is building a new reef for all you cephs and other marine life:


    • Stemella permalink*
      August 5, 2009 11:24 am

      The sculptures are beautiful. I must say if I happened upon them without warning while snorkeling around it might freak me the hell out, especially the disembodied heads!

      Thanks, artemis

    • triv33 permalink
      August 5, 2009 11:55 am

      That was really wonderful. I called my kid over to have a look and he was quite impressed. Being six, he’s not impressed by much, world weary as he is, but this really did it for him. Thanks!

  14. Stemella permalink*
    August 5, 2009 11:46 am

    WTF? I just glanced over at the financials where I track several of the zombie banks for mindless entertainment and saw that AIG was up 69% today!

    AIG spikes more than 60%

    Then I went over to ZH to see what they had to say

    Cash For Clunkers Moves To Toxic Financial Stocks


    I smell rattus

    • cometman permalink*
      August 5, 2009 12:33 pm

      Definitely a rattus involved there somewhere. Perusing the comments of the ZH article I found this link talking about prime mortgages increasingly going belly up.

      The dollar volume of prime mortgages in delinquency or default rose 13.8 per cent between March and June, according to a study of private-label prime, subprime and Alt-A home loans conducted by S&P. Borrowers of Alt-A loans have slightly better credit histories than subprime borrowers.

      Wonder if they’ll try another crap asset fire sale?

  15. cometman permalink*
    August 5, 2009 12:04 pm

    Them squidlets sure are expensive.

    A new report published Tuesday by the US Department of Agriculture esimates that the cost of raising a child born in 2008 to the age of 18 will reach $221,190 — or $291,570 when adjusted for inflation — for a middle-income family.

    Sounds about right to me, or maybe even a little low. Child care alone runs $10,000 a year and another $5,000 or so in health care. So lets see, 5 years of child care is $50,000 and 18 years of health care assuming no cost increases and assuming they don’t get sick (Ha!) is $90,000. That’s about half of the $291,000 estimate right there. That leaves about $8,000 per year for food and clothing. Guess they better not need braces or take up any hobbies. And obviously they can’t be allowed to talk on the phone if people want to stay within budget ;)

    • Stemella permalink*
      August 5, 2009 12:27 pm

      And how many parents are really done at 18? That means you have to account for the first car and insurance. And then there’s college after that. And then the wedding. :-D

      • cometman permalink*
        August 5, 2009 12:35 pm

        No wedding. I’m moving to Idaho and raising the squidlet as a lesbian, whether she likes it or not ;)

        • Stemella permalink*
          August 5, 2009 1:58 pm

          Wouldn’t you rather move to the Isle of Lesbos instead? Idaho is pretty and all, but Idahoan survivalists live there! Of course, on Lesbos there could still be weddings. hah! Face it, you’ll be broke no matter what. ;P

  16. cometman permalink*
    August 5, 2009 1:51 pm

    Hmmmm. Check out Greenwald’s latest on the Olbermann/O’Reilly business. Lots of word parsing going on there. Olbermann denies he agreed to any deal between News Corpse and GE but also says that Greenwald had been factually accurate in his reporting. Sounds like Greenwald has it right when he says this:

    I certainly believe that Olbermann is telling the truth when he says he was never a party to any deal and that nobody at GE or MSNBC asked him to consent. That’s because GE executives didn’t care in the least if Olbermann consented and didn’t need his consent. They weren’t requesting that Olbermann agree to anything, and nobody — including the NYT’s Stelter — ever claimed that Olbermann had agreed to any deal. What actually happened is exactly what I wrote: GE executives issued an order that Olbermann must refrain from criticizing O’Reilly, and Olbermann complied with that edict. That is why he stopped mentioning O’Reilly as of June 1.

    emphasis in original

    • Stemella permalink*
      August 5, 2009 2:53 pm

      The link to Firedoglake and Hamsher’s take on it is worth a look too. There is indeed much parsing, but I too think this and the Wolffe issue are extremely important to get across to the more casual media observers and consumers. Corporate ownership is corporate ownership whether we’re talking about Faux Noise, ABC, CBS or General Electric’s TV commercial for the Military Industrial Complex.

      I also think it important to recognize when so called independent bloggers cross that line too. I am very suspicious of Mamz’s relations with MSNBC for this reason. They are getting too cozy for comfort. Of course there will never be transparency on that account.

  17. cometman permalink*
    August 5, 2009 2:22 pm

    Somehow I missed this one but it appears the FBI thinks it caught a terrorist. The suspect Daniel Boyd is a Muslim and was found with lots of ammo and guns. Except from reading the article, it appears he hadn’t actually done anything. They just heard him say he’d like to start jihad here in the US. If saying you’d like to fuck up the people in charge of this train wreck we’ve got going in this country were a crime in itself, there’d be a lot of people in trouble right now.

    I suspect they will attempt to make some sort of example of this guy. We’ll see how it plays out. But contrast that story withthis one from earlier this year which you probably haven’t heard about before.

    James G. Cummings, who police say was shot to death by his wife two months ago, allegedly had a cache of radioactive materials in his home suitable for building a “dirty bomb.”


    …four 1-gallon containers of 35 percent hydrogen peroxide, uranium, thorium, lithium metal, thermite, aluminum powder, beryllium, boron, black iron oxide and magnesium ribbon were found in the home.

    Also found was literature on how to build “dirty bombs” and information about cesium-137, strontium-90 and cobalt-60, radioactive materials. The FBI report also stated there was evidence linking James Cummings to white supremacist groups. This would seem to confirm observations by local tradesmen who worked at the Cummings home that he was an ardent admirer of Adolf Hitler and had a collection of Nazi memorabilia around the house, including a prominently displayed flag with swastika. Cummings claimed to have pieces of Hitler’s personal silverware and place settings, painter Mike Robbins said a few days after the shooting.

    An application for membership in the National Socialist Movement filled out by Cummings also was found in the residence, according to the report. Cummings’ wife, Amber B. Cummings, 31, told investigators that her husband spoke of “dirty bombs,” according to the report, and mixed chemicals in her kitchen sink. She allegedly told police that Cummings subjected her to years of mental, physical and sexual abuse. She also said that Cummings was “very upset” when Barack Obama was elected president.

    So since the wife already shot the bastard, and he was presumably a Xtian and a good ol’ boy to boot, I guess there’s nothing to see here. No need to plaster this all over the news or investigate where he may have got all the uranium from or see if this independently wealthy whackjob may have been lending material support to his white supremacist pals. Case closed.

  18. Stemella permalink*
    August 5, 2009 8:41 pm

    First, read this: AIG breakup nets Wall Street $1 billion bonanza

    Wall Street banks and lawyers could collect nearly $1 billion in fees from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and American International Group Inc to help manage and break apart the insurer, The Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday, citing its own analysis.

    Morgan Stanley could collect as much as $250 million, the newspaper said, citing banking experts and documents released by the New York Fed.

    Bank of America Corp, private equity firm Blackstone Group LP, law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, accounting firm Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs Group Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co are among others that have or could get big paydays for helping dismantle AIG, the newspaper said.

    Then watch this

    And I thought I was angry!

    • cometman permalink*
      August 5, 2009 8:59 pm

      Wow. That was bad ass. Just watching it made me feel a little bit better :) That guy has a pretty decent swing too.

  19. cometman permalink*
    August 5, 2009 9:30 pm

    Ocean researchers working on a big patch of garbage off California pulled up a vampire squid. That one doesn’t look nearly as ferocious as the one on the right. And they aren’t very big either according to the comments. They will need to try harder if they want future overlord status.

    • Stemella permalink*
      August 6, 2009 7:09 am

      They need to learn to flash a Gold color, to become more like their human counterparts. ;)

      There was a story about the guy who discovered the “garbage patch” on PBS last night. It is massive, extending from off CA all the way to China. The plastic is breaking down and ending up in the food chain from fish to birds. We are killing the ocean.

  20. cometman permalink*
    August 5, 2009 9:40 pm

    Ha ha!!! More rattus!

    • Stemella permalink*
      August 6, 2009 7:12 am

      It’s spring loaded! The music selection was too perfect! Thanks for the laugh :-D

      I’m on the road today. Hold down the squid fort and keep the vampire pirates at bay.

      • cometman permalink*
        August 6, 2009 8:11 am

        Aye aye captain! Don’t forget to bring your plastic Jeebus :)

  21. cometman permalink*
    August 6, 2009 9:02 am

    More classics appreciation. In a follow up to the wildly popular Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, coming soon to a bookstore near you.

    A video promo:

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