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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Max Orange Logic

I wouldn’t belong to any club that would accept me as a member -Groucho Marx I’m not certain on the definition of a successful writer, but when your novel’s title enters the modern lexicon as an independent entity, you’re probably doing OK. Such was Joseph Heller’s experience with Catch-22. The book has been praised as […]


I was seven when George Carlin’s “Class Clown” came out. I remember being at a party at the Picetti’s house and being sent to another room with the rest of the kids while the adults listened to the album in the living room. The next weekend, my older brother procured the LP at Tower in […]

Rain Shame

The Scottish are a bit like Joe DiMaggio – they don’t get it. The great Yankee Clipper reportedly failed to comprehend the Simon and Garfunkel line “where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?” and his own status as a national icon. “I’m still here,” Jolting Joe protested. “Haven’t they heard of Mr. Coffee?” The passport official […]