8/15/11

Wu-Tang Somerset Maugham

File this under Amazon mishaps. I stumbled upon this Amazon page for W. Somerset Maugham which describes him as "the third studio album by the American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, released November 21, 2000 on Loud/Columbia Records."

Screenshot in case they fix it:


8/13/11

Harry Potter via Raymond Carver


Last night I was asked to read a two-minute "fan fiction" piece. Here it is:

Populus Mechanicus

Early that day the weather turned and the snow was melting into dirty water. Streaks of it ran down from the giant ogre-high window that faced the back of Hogwarts. Centaurs slushed by on the street outside, where it was getting dark. But it was getting dark on the inside too.

Voldemort was in the bedroom pushing dark robes into a suitcase when Harry came to the door.

I’m glad you’re leaving! I’m glad you’re leaving! Harry said. Do you hear?

Voldemort kept on putting his things into the suitcase.

Son of a bitch! I’m so glad you’re leaving! Harry began to cry. You can’t even look me in the face, can you?

8/2/11

Some Possible Sequels to Classic Novels

2 Naked 2 Dead
2 Savage 2 Detective
2 Moby 2 Dick
2 Wise 2 Blood
2 Pale 2 Fire
2 Wuthering 2 High
2 Crime 2 Punishment
2 Huck 2 Finn
2 Grape 2 Wrath
Nausea 2: Electric Boogaloo