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Garson Hampfield On Broadway
The sequel to "Crossword Inker". Posted September 17 2008. (External link.)
Garson Hampfield, Crossword Inker
Posted July 29 2008. (External link.)
An interactive map of my Texas vacation
Posted June 4 2008.
An unsuccessful job application
...for a job in the "arts industry". Posted May 30 2008.
How things oughta be
(...now in convenient chronological order!)
Too lazy to keep a blog, Michael repurposes past emails and journal entries into this bloglike jumble of uninformed observations on politics, the arts, and pop culture.
Most recent entries (April 2007-present)
...Updated Aug 13 2008
Da Ali G Show | America unbound | X-Men | Shat-upon Kurds | "Idiocracy" and the End Of The World | "Stolen" Mexican election | Afghanistan | Iraq | "Syriana" and "V For Vendetta" | Old phone number | On reading "The Bear" | Pandora | Decemberists | Liberal leadership convention 2006
September 2005-March 2006
Smallpox | Trudeau: The Miniseries | My archnemesis | Men's room | Declining birthrates | 2006 federal election | More declining birthrates | Regional Psych Centre | Michael rejected | Still more declining birthrates
Paul Wolfowitz & the World Bank | Hotel Rwanda | Frank Miller, Alan Moore | Misunderstood Michael | GM suggestions | Harvey Pekar | Aging brains | The irrelevant Royal Family | Batman | Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" | Dickens, Chesterton, Waugh | Late fees | Nathan | Peter Jennings
October 2004-March 2005
Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow | Iraq & the '04 US election | William Weld | Plato & Dion | Groucho in Canada | Road trip to Chicago, NYC | 404 vs. The Wall | The Man clamps down | Miscellaneous criticism | Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone | Bono & the World Bank | Warren Beatty, Deborah Kerr | H.G. Wells' "Outline of History" Vol. 1
List-making | 2004 Academy Awards | Exercise bike | The great Third World tourism debate | Plato's Republic | Close encounter with Black Francis | Starter troubles | Final episode of "Friends" | Michael's secret identity | Bee cereal | J & K's wedding | Super-Size Me
December 2002-December 2003
Gathering the carts | God versus the aliens | Adam & Eve | Anti-Americanism | Anti-war demos | The Greek Myths | Egoyan's "Ararat" | Iraq war casualties | The power of positive thinking | Letter to the Department of Immigration | Jungle gym | Saskatoon civic elections | The Leaders' Debate | Rumsfeld's tongue-twister
Fish sex | Steve McQueen | Dendrochronology! | British slang | Crossroads | Dead newts | A sacrilegious dream | No sense of history | World Youth Day 2002 | Irritating "Grapes of Wrath" | Out by the graveyard at midnight | M. Night Shyamalan | Auto repairs | My infamous work history | VCR repairs
Porno stories | Stompin' Tom | Anti-self-doubt manifesto | Porno plays | September 11 | September 12 | Warren & Kurtís birthday party | Unemployed again | Vegetarianism | Short-pants agnosticism | Robinson Crusoe | Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn
Plays & screenplays.
A play. 1992 or '93, Saskatoon.
The Geiger Counter
A play. Summer, 1999, Fairview, AB.
Alvin Axelrod Bugford
A play. Summer, 1999, Fairview, AB.
Plato and Dion
A play, sort of. November 18, 2004.
Graham Drops In
A short screenplay. November 24, 2004, Saskatoon.
A short screenplay. February 6, 2005, Saskatoon.
A short screenplay. June 12, 2005, Saskatoon.
The Gypsy Way
A silent movie scenario. October 13, 2005, Saskatoon.
A short screenplay. August 28, 2006, Saskatoon.
Poetry & songs.
Warren & Kurt's Birthday Party
A song. September 15, 2001, Saskatoon.
Song of the Splake
A poem. January 7, 2002, Saskatoon.
Dendrochronology - A Boon To Archaeology!
A poem. March 20, 2002, Saskatoon.
Yo! Bum Rush The Pope!
A devotional play, in rhyme. August 3, 2002, Saskatoon.
Rezkallah and Bergstrom and Sumner and Bugg
A poem. September 23, 2002, Saskatoon.
On revising my resumé
A poem. October 11, 2002, Saskatoon.
He is the stockboy that gathers the carts
A poem. December 2, 2002, Saskatoon.
Bono, President of the World Bank
A poem. March 8, 2005, Saskatoon.
On reading Faulkner's "The Bear"
A poem. October 26, 2006, Saskatoon.
Stories & whatnot.
The Love Program
A dream. March 2, 1998, Vancouver.
A month's worth of porno clerk stories
True stories. May 18, 2001, Saskatoon.
A story. June 26, 2002, Saskatoon.
A story. September 23, 2002, Saskatoon.
Foreign Film Summary Generator
HTML fun. September 27, 2004, Calgary.
[Note: This doesn't seem to work with certain older browsers. I'm too lazy to attempt to figure out why.]