@dracula's ghost so glad you jumped in this convo! You go deeper than most in the Stephen King zone. I started with Cujo at age 9 or 10 and my mom scratched on my bedroom door just to mess with me because she knew I was deep in it.
@Julnyes When I first moved to nyc as a teenager in the early 90s, there was a clown who rode the 1/9. And he was super louche, and degenerate, and had a creepy patter he'd recite, loudly, as he touched up his makeup...it confirmed all my clown horror related to IT.
Surprisingly, my hometown is spelled Downers Grove, no apostrophe. Perhaps this gift to modern convenience will outshine the only other claim to fame of the town, Emo Philips.
The magnificent frigate. New Guinean birds of paradise (http://youtu.be/SB8UodV_DJg). Herons! Cormorants!
On 10 Things I Believed When I Was A Little Kid In Order Of How Embarrassing They Still Are When I Remember Them Today
@jfruh Me too! Curly hair, big nose, dark skin....I just assumed it was the case until age 8 or 10.
No breaking news post about Berlusconi, totemic satyr spirit animal of The Awl, resigning on Saturday? Guess I have to hold out till tomorrow...
@zidaane Don't get me started on the Riblet...LUV U VEGGIE SLURRY, BOILED INNA PLASTIC BAG.
@neologism SO FUNNY since Matt lives in Oregon (as does Claire Evans) and we have been canning veggies + shooting deer for DECADES before NYC decided we were cool and stole our beardy mountain man look.