Sunday, December 31, 2017

SuperLowBudge 2: Electric Boogaloo

Diary of a Low Budget Superhero is a BLOGCAST now. 


Update November 2018: That was a terrible idea.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Rose Marie: 1923–2017

You guys, Rose Marie died. 

I admit that I shed a tear or two tonight. I was way too young to "get" the Dick Van Dyke show when it was in re-runs on TV. But years later I found a connection with it, when I went off to college in New Rochelle. 

I loved Sally, and I guess she was my first glimpse into "a TV writer," and she was a WOMAN. YES! Man, she was cool. So yeah, I got a little emotional when I heard of this fine funny lady's passing. Rest in peace, Rose Marie. MAN, you were smart and talented, and also beautiful. What a dame! 

Throwback Thursday: July 21, 2015

"Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT—good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I'm one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you're a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are—nuclear is powerful— my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago, he would explain the power of what's going to happen and he was right, who would have thought, but when you look at what's going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it's all in the messenger, fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don't, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us." - Donald Trump  

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas to you, and a Happy New Year!

I hope all you readers will remember
to be generous to those less fortunate
than yourselves.
And now,
Merry Christmas to you,
and a Happy New Year! 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

That Christmas Feeling

Nobody sings Christmas like this cowboy. Except maybe the next cowboy.

That Christmas Feeling
Glen Campbell

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mummy and Child

Mummy and Child (two-doll set) is for sale!
Email for info.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Top Stories at 10:57pm (EST)

Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Special Election

Doug Jones Just Won the Alabama Sentate Election. Here's What Happens Next

An absolutely insane exchange between Jake Tapper and a Roy Moore spokesman

Sylvester Stallone steps down from directing 'Creed 2.'

Seems about right.
Looks like everyone is playing their roles to script.
Goodnight, everyone.
Let's take a rest.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Thrift Stories: The Existential Angst Edition

I keep an ongoing photo essay depicting thrift store items that bear a person's name painted, printed or inscribed.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Do you think he'll talk to us?!

Tig Notaro
Boyish Girl Interrupted

Three O'Clock and All's Well

Snow Bear

Friday, December 8, 2017


Nobody caught this?

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Throwback Thursday: 2000'ish

Casey climbed everything.
He was a fun cat.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The New Social Contract. Where do I sign?

"What I wish would occur, in my own fantasy land of imaginings, would be for the Occupy/Bernie Sanders/Jill Stein sects, to unite with the Black Lives Matter members and supporters, along with Native American and environmental land protectionists, and all join forces with the (let’s call them) more centrist, “traditionally” progressive Democratic party forces, realizing that each of their essential, individual goals – some as urgent as repeated, retribution-free murders at the hands of police – are all dependent upon at least a façade of functioning democracy. Which has, in recent months, been deteriorating further and further from its already troubled, pre-November 2016, state." 
- Evan Handler, HuffPost 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Holiday Party Planning Tips

with Joan Crawford. "...I always add a splash of vodka to everything."

Currently Reading

Forged: Writing in the Name of God
it was amazing
tagged: currently-reading