Author Archives: Linus

About Linus

The man behind the curtain. But couldn't we get a nicer curtain?

Stijl and Class

I hadn’t had the pleasure of Greg.org until this morning, when a chance browse brought me to his thoughts on how he would protest the Republican convention. As the Democrat omelette starts its sizzle up in Boston, grappling with paranoia, … Continue reading

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The —ing Truth

Some books are like winter coats. They languish out of sight in trunks and closets like reproaches, as we lope and bay in the fertile seasons. And then, by climate or whimsy, out they come, a bit bent or rickety, … Continue reading

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PG-13 Woad House

Being a Condensed Treatment of the New Moving Picture King Arthur, in Hopes that 115 or More Minutes of Your Life might be Devoted to More Fruitful Purfuits. By Linus Gelber. Copyright © 2004 Linus Gelber, All Rights Reserved. The … Continue reading

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Two if by Sea

We Peppers were at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade in late June, Pierre in the crowd and me on the shaky clattery Temptress float. This is some of what we saw: visit our Mermaid Parade photo gallery for the full … Continue reading

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Averitas

Avery Brewing Company out of Boulder, Colorado brought a lavish selection of beerwares to the Blind Tiger Ale House last night, and there was much rejoicing. Outside there was glowering, there was thunder, there was drenching rain and an etched … Continue reading

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Things That Go “Beep” in the Afternoon

I moved to Dallas after college and after a stay in London for drama training. I lasted only about a year in the Texas wasteland hardpan, living on the fringes of Southern Methodist University, and that in many ways. A … Continue reading

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Oblique and Obliquer

The Oracle of the Hexagram (Unchanging) 41 Sun (Decrease) A marsh at the foot of the mountain. The man restrains his anger and represses his desires. Very auspicious. No mistakes. You may take any action you wish. Keep to your … Continue reading

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Unjust Desserts

Last summer we had a fat roll of bellyaching to bellyache through, with rain nearly every weekend and some of the weekdays to boot. Keep in mind, of course, that we Noo Yawkers do fondly love a good bellyachin’, so … Continue reading

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Lord of the Ringo

The perfect birthday: yesterday Ringo Starr turned 64. Presumably he got birthday greetings and a bottle of wine. The Beatles were already (a) pretty much adults and (b) broken up by the time I noticed them with any gravity, but … Continue reading

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The Music of Chance

How you know it’s been a Long Day: down the hall in the calendar department, Mandy’s phone just began playing music. It didn’t ask anyone, it just started to keen out loud through the speaker. It’s crooning elevator music, perk-up-the-end-is-in-sight … Continue reading

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