“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Friday, February 12, 2010

Reclining Nude

Reclining Nude, Tom Palmore, Philadelphia Museum of Art


  1. She's a honey, that for sure.


  2. Welcome, y'all!


    Bob's Bar and Chat Room


    Liquor In Front--Poker In The Rear!


  3. I'd like a cheddar and chive omelet; one slice of whole wheat toast; a glass of orange juice - freshly squeezed would be lovely - a double espresso with a shot of Constructive Ambiguity; this month's Mother Jones...Send whit out to the newsstand...And could someone make sure that I Am The Walrus is not on the jukebox and, furthermore, make certain the tranquilizer's ready in the event that certain patrons intend to sing it?

  4. omelet is spelled omelette, dear

  5. You just missed breakfast, dearie.

    Pancakes with ham and eggs.

    May we suggest you browse last September's issue of National Lampoon while waiting for your coffee?

    We're thawing out a fresh can of frozen OJ concentrate just for you.

    The juke box has been reloaded with Grateful Dead and Jesse Colin Young in anticipation of your visit.

  6. "omelet is spelled omelette, dear

    Either spelling is accepted. And whaddya really want, the French or the Anglo? Hmmmmmm?

    "The juke box has been reloaded with Grateful Dead and Jesse Colin Young in anticipation of your visit."


  7. Prepare to get yours, allen.

    Prepare to get yours.

  8. Well, Christ. Never mind.

    What Drudge characterizes as "rare, deep snow" is a relative dusting compared to THREE FUCKING FEET.

    Don't wanna hear a peep outta no one down there.

    They're having a helluva time of it, apparently, but we have...

    ...wait for it...

    ...our first household goods shipment!

    Progress is progress.