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Dead dwarfs, living legends and other aspects of country life

f and mIn the vast labyrinth that is the New York magazine sprawling website universe, you will find something called The Cut and deep within The Cut you will find a cluster of videos and within that illustrious lineup, you will find US! Click the screen grab above for a much simplified means of access.


Every once in a while the Daily News gets it right


Baby Trump Balloon with Book

balloon trump What an idiot our useless piece of shit president is and how ashamed we are of his terrible obnoxious behavior, and therefore we are proud to have been chosen by the protest organizers to be part of their brilliant Whining Trump in a Diaper balloon thing. Our title can be interpreted so many ways, including not to touch the Supreme Court or little immigrant children or the Constitution or NATO and so much more. All of which of course he not only touches but tries to destroy. In case you want something to read to take your mind off whatever he’s doing, click on the balloon.

Two weeks and things are coming apart

coverglow1coverglow2coverglow3Okay, people, we’re approaching TWO WEEKS since this amazing and FUNNY book was launched by Rizzoli and WHAT’S GOING ON? Are we on the New York Times Best Seller List? No. Are we on ANY best seller list? None known to humankind. And why do you think that is? Go on, take a WILD guess. It’s because many of you, you know who you are, and so do we, I might add, have not purchased your copy yet. Does the phrase WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? mean anything to you? How about the phrase YOU’RE NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER. There are so many many reasons for you to pick up your phone and order this joyous ode to retail at the turn of the century, but here’s one you might not have thought of: the print is small. If you keep waiting, your eyes may change and you might not be able to read it. WORD TO THE WISE. And that word is PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH. Click on MOSS above and speed toward Amazon.

Headline change for the print edition

markdownA more congenial headline for the At Home With… article when it appeared in the print edition of the Times yesterday. Click on us to see the full article. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH is doing well, even a Best Seller in one category on AMAZON. Zoom Zoom.


Did you see this kid today? Did you see her?

5ab6a4391f0000270616b5e3Emma Gonzales, Parkland survivor in Washington today. Get out of the way of these kids. All you can feel is awe and pride and shame that it’s falling on them to do the work.

Baby Jesus Barbie. Supplies are dwindling fast.

dollNo, we are not at an Amazon Warehouse on Cyber Monday, my friends. We are back in time to 1954 and photographer Massimo Ascani shot this for United Press Photo and it’s called, for some reason, “A Part of Christmas”. You can find this and many other excellent examples of compelling and disturbing vintage press photographs just waiting for you at Torpedo.House. I’ll bet you know exactly who this shot would be perfect for. As a little going away gift.

Jim Walrod

jim walrodSomeone once said half of Jim Walrod is better than double anybody else. What I know for sure is that no Jim at all is rotten, fucked up and really really sad. He died a few days ago, and we all lost a great guy. I’ve never met anyone as generous as Jim. Or as broadly knowing. Or as present. This photo is from a Moss party in 2003. It’s Jim and one of his Beastie Boys, and it sort of says it all–Jim, rapt, taking it all in, and sharing it. He was everywhere.

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Why is no one shouting?

Why is he the only person making noise? We all know what’s going on. We all know he plays the media and the news cycle like a cello. And we all enable. Anderson Cooper spends his whole hour in wonderment that what’s happening is happening. People are appalled. People are angry. People are stupified. And yet no one yells back at him. No one stands up at his absurb gatherings and yells back or questions his lies. The Times and the Post are brilliant at their dissection of his plays and his faults but they, like everyone else, are polite. Susan Collins is polite. Chuck Schumer is polite. Why is everyone so fucking polite? He’s not polite. He will obviously get away with every single thing he can get away with and until some court in Hawaii says no, he will keep going. Where is the shouting back? Where is the outrage? Why does our collective formal opposition sit silently by? Where is Elizabeth Fucking Warren? Where is Bernie Fucking Sanders? Where is anybody on Democratic side? Why does even the left news media allow the spokes idiots to get away with what they’re saying? Why doesn’t someone just slug Conway in the fucking jaw? These people are destroying our country. Why doesn’t someone shout at the new spokes liar and call her on what she’s lying about? Why does anyone even go to the press conferences, without video or sound? What exactly is the point? Where does the line get drawn? Does the media need to be required to offer up some lefty reporters to the DC police? We heard them, officer. They were talking trash about the President. Is this what’s next?

Life as we knew it, isn’t


Imagine us sitting in chairs laughing. On the sidewalk in front of a  hardware store. In Connecticut. Well, get over it. We did and here we are, nearly hysterical most of the time. I  certainly do not wish to imply that we just woke up one day and found ourselves here. No, loyal readers, we chose this. And now we must sit on it (to adjust the metaphor slightly).  Now that we have regained our equilibrium, we are back in business and open for business and doing business, and I do not mean the hardware business. I mean the advisory/consulting business. Just from another angle. For a fuller take on this angle I refer to, click on the pic and you will suddenly find yourself on 1stDibs, at a magazine story about the whole thing.