Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jabberwock for President. Joking, of Course

The candidates are debating; each wants to be president, but the real candidate, call him the Jabberwock, is not present. First, the candidates opening statements: The Governor: ‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; … Continue reading

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Ferlinghetti: “a few dead minds in the higher places”

Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti coined the phrase in today’s title in 1955; it is a line from the poem The World is a Beautiful Place that appeared in Number One of the Pocket Poets Series, published by City Lights Bookstore in … Continue reading

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Haruki Murakami—1Q84, Two Moons Over Tokyo

1Q84 is a love story set in Tokyo in 1984. The “Q” in the title is a pun on the Japanese letter for “9”, which sounds like the English “Q”. “1984”, of course, is a reference to the George Orwell … Continue reading

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