Elementary, My Dear Watson

Did you know that that line does not appear anywhere in any of the Sherlock Holmes stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle? The phrase originated in the 1929 film The Return of Sherlock Holmes, and was spoken by Clive Brook, the actor who played the title role. How the...

Various and Sundry

My good friend Direnerd got to interview Janeane Garafalo earlier this week. You can read the interview here. I like how he got her all riled up real quick and then just let her go. Fun stuff! He also interviewed comedian Patton Oswalt, which is uber-awesome, and he...

A Night With the Fights

By Mary Shen Barnidge, reprinted from Moulinet: An Action Quarterly, Number Two — 2007. Mercury Fur fight choreography by Chris Walsh All right, we’ve got four frightened street waifs — one of them, a lanky transvestite in high heels and miniskirt...

Sewage

A pipe broke in the warehouse where I work today. Smelly water and what I think is a genuine turd plopped out onto some of our product. There’s a hole right in the pipe, and whenever anyone flushed a toilet somewhere in the building stuff flowed out like a...

Have Sword, Will Travel

I bought a sword yesterday. I bought it from a friend of mine, who got it as a gift from somebody else. Some might say that makes the sword “used.” I like to think it means that the sword has a history. It’s a nice looking sword. It’s a rapier...