Tuesday, June 27, 2017

road to nowhere, part 4


for part three, click here

to begin at the beginning, click here or here





cleopatra
cleopatra
cleopatra

alexander
julius caesar
machiavelli

machiavelli
leonardo
montaigne

michaelangelo
julius ii
caravaggio

whitey paced the floor of the doc’s library, waiting for danny and the boys

john ruskin
john ruskin
h g wells

edward teller
edward teller
klaus fuchs

klaus fuchs
roy cohn
the rosembergs

our guys are pretty good too, i think they can build a better bomb than the americans

walter winchell
walter winchell
ed sullivan

j edgar hoover
j edgar hoover
j edgar hoover

elvis presley
elvis presley
little richard

khruschev
malenkov
beria

the american bomb works, so build the american bomb

little richard
fats domino
jerry lee lewis

frank sinatra
frank sinatra
frank sinatra

it’s getting late

elvis presley
elvis presley
patti page

how can you listen to that crap

put on some frank sinatra

snowstorm
snowstorm
roadblock

edward teller
edward teller
buffalo new york

veronica lake
veronica lake
veronica lake

i’ve been waiting a long time for this moment

laird cregar
laird cregar
lawrence tierney

jayne mansfield
jayne mansfield
watertown new york

shindig
shindig
shindig

sonny and cher
sonny and cher
ed sullivan

dick clark
dick clark

see the u s a in your chevrolet

snowstorm
snowstorm
roadblock


to be continued



Saturday, December 24, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

the conspirators


by anonymous

illustrations by pete palomine





all he wanted was to be free
but it was not meant to be
the conspirators were everywhere
dividing up his hard earned share

every eye avoided him
except fortune’s, which was grim
at no party was he guest
and he never was well dressed

into each life some rain must fall
justice laughs in marble halls
kaleidoscopic leprechauns
dance along green silent lawns

many dream, but few awake
no one waits beside the lake
omnipotent philosophers
pile stones outside the universe

reprehension quickly fails
to resurrect the sophists’ tales
savage moms bake apple pies
underneath tornadoed skies

do you understand me yet?
vanilla is the safest bet
whenever living creatures meet
they expect a tasty treat

yeti waits outside the door
zero is the final score
all his dreams have turned to powder
the brontosaurus whispers louder



Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

road to nowhere, part 3


for part two, click here

for part one, click here or here





raindrops
raindrops
raindrops

windshield wipers
windshield wipers
windshield wipers

it’s got to be here someplace

veronica lake
veronica lake
veronica lake

my pal wouldn’t give me a bum steer

old house on the hill
old house on the hill

a flash of lightning lit up the old house on the hill

is that the place
is that the place

it’s a place

veronica lake

laird cregar
laird cregar
basil rathbone

john carradine
john carradine
john carradine

the man who broke the bank at monte carlo

the count of monte cristo

captain kidd
captain kidd
captain kidd

we will wait until the heat dies down

sydney greenstreet
sydney greenstreet
charles laughton

wheeling west virginia
cleveland ohio
gallup new mexico

joan bennett
joan bennett
joan bennett

fresno california
yuma arizona
tijuana mexico

gary indiana
gary indiana
harvest moon

slowly up the hill
in the rain
in the mud

veronica lake
joan bennett
gloria grahame

from the shelter of the gardeners hut buck watched the buick crawl up the hill

marie dressler
marie dressler
margaret dumont

pa whipped sis every night but it didn’t do any good

come on, son, try your luck
five balls for one thin dime
just one thin dime

how many cars had he seen crawl up the same hill

raindrops
raindrops
raindrops

you’re a swell kid

hollywood and the pulps developed this curious patois because they could not show the way rough men - and some rough women - actually talked

basil rathbone
basil rathbone
lon chaney, jr

james cagney
james cagney
humphrey bogart

finally making it up the hill

the light over the door went on

pa whipped sis every night but she still ran away the first chance she got

she had the hoochie coochie in her soul

gallup new mexico

come in
come in
come in

travelers are always welcome

joan bennett
joan bennett
joan bennett

albert einstein
albert einstein
albert einstein

edward teller
edward teller
edward teller

the men with their soot-stained faces stared at her breasts as if they had never seen such a sight before

watertown new york
utica
syracuse

gallup new mexico

winona arizona, a small unincorporated community east of flagstaff

norbert weiner
norbert weiter
claude shannon

are you going to sit there all night

you were the one who wanted to get somewhere

dream of riding through the night forever

windshield wipers
windshield wipers
windshield wipers

veronica lake
veronica lake
cleveland ohio


part 4



Sunday, August 7, 2016

aware, part 4: pete, the movie

based on an original story by roger "pegleg" wilson

screenplay by cathy aragon

illustrated by penmarq studios

for previous entry, click here

to begin at the beginning click here