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by Rudiger Treehorn
Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: FOR WOMEN ONLY: Is Webderland Hostile to Women?
Replies: 89
Views: 27913

Foot fungus kills more people per year than sharks. But Spielberg never made a movie about foot fungus. Bastard!
by Rudiger Treehorn
Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: FOR WOMEN ONLY: Is Webderland Hostile to Women?
Replies: 89
Views: 27913

It's not ancient Greek eytomology when the denotative use -- the association with the stereotypical overly emotional female -- extends well into the 20th century. Now, when men can have hysterectomies...

Love, Rudiger
by Rudiger Treehorn
Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FOR WOMEN ONLY: Is Webderland Hostile to Women?
Replies: 89
Views: 27913

The use of the word 'hysteria' in this context is truly unfortunate or truly telling. Meanwhile, over on the man thread, panic sets in...
by Rudiger Treehorn
Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: September 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 51803

Name: Rudiger Treehorn Source: unca20061122.htm Cheer up, Matthew. Ginnie Heinlein was easily capable of killing or sorely wounding Harlan if he'd offended her. That she didn't suggests that he wasn't worth the trouble. And given that Heinlein's still pretty much in print and Harlan pretty much isn...
by Rudiger Treehorn
Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Call It Necro By Any Other Name
Replies: 82
Views: 18161

And he raped her and killed her, then he took her home
Excitable Boy, they all said
After ten long years they let him out of the Home
Excitable boy, they all said
And he dug her up and made a cage with her bones.
Excitable Boy, they all said.
Well, he's just an Excitable Boy.
by Rudiger Treehorn
Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Certain Girl
Replies: 11
Views: 3368

Melissa Reeston? Gone, but only under that name, and probably hobnobbing in the Secret Back Room right now under a new alias, sharing confidences, swapping recipes.

Love, Rudiger Treehorn
by Rudiger Treehorn
Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Registering Your Name@ as a Trademark
Replies: 25
Views: 6867

Never fuck a stranger up the ass!

Just drinking my coffee. Yep, enjoying my coffee.
by Rudiger Treehorn
Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Registering Your Name@ as a Trademark
Replies: 25
Views: 6867

Man, the quality of pseudonymous posters has really gone downhill. Billy Rubin, my fat Chinese ass.
by Rudiger Treehorn
Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Comics. What are they good for?
Replies: 151
Views: 24297

I think the one way to make an argument that could be convincing in linking superheroes to myth (if anyone wants to do the doctoral work that the following assertion would probably require to become supportable), I'd do it this way: the Ur-Superhero texts, among other fictional constructs intended f...
by Rudiger Treehorn
Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:11 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Comics. What are they good for?
Replies: 151
Views: 24297

Hercules is one of the better examples of superhero correspondence (maybe the best, unless you count the attempts by the movie Superman people to link Superman to Christ) because one is dealing with tales of a super-powered being who does good deeds and is occasionally tormented by the gods. But aga...
by Rudiger Treehorn
Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Comics. What are they good for?
Replies: 151
Views: 24297

The major problem with the old mythology = comics chestnut: Myths and legends were things people actually believed in, or when we're talking literature (say The Odyssey) developed directly out of things people believed in (the gods, history, heroes who had some basis in historical fact). Comic book ...
by Rudiger Treehorn
Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:55 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Verboten dislikes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

Verboten dislikes?

Eric's thread about comic books is interesting, I think, when one looks at the ire it fired and its context within Ellisonian criticism. Harlan's repeatedly characterized people who like certain things -- slasher movies, The Omen, Oreos -- or who do creative things he doesn't like or likes in a cert...
by Rudiger Treehorn
Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Animals are Cool
Replies: 11
Views: 3578

Oh, right, and the teen-aged possum who comes up on the deck looking for food is cool, though he'll soon be unbearably hideous rather than an amiable ball of fur.

And Feral Tom Cat is always cool.
by Rudiger Treehorn
Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Animals are Cool
Replies: 11
Views: 3578

Animals are Cool

The two raccoons who are frequenting my bird feeding area at night are cool.

The birds are cool, especially the four species of woodpecker.

The deer I saw yesterday morning on the lawn was cool, though much less cool if she somehow finds her way into the pool.
by Rudiger Treehorn
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: June 2006
Replies: 221
Views: 146254

Name: Rudiger Treehorn Source: unca20060807.htm Hmm, chapbooks already considered by HE decades ago for TLDV. Well, two alternate suggestions free of charge, then. 1. The Last Dangerous Visions in Pog form. OK, so it would take several thousand Pogs to hold the entire anthology, making reading the ...

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