dennis scharnberg

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barrel of monkeys

“He’s a dictator, Bob.  He has a right to execute people.”

Burdyce Goode,  Wonderful With Dogs.

hem and haw

“Everyday words threaten to crumble into drifting dust when they march out of Mr. Derrida’s mouth,”  exclaimed Stapleton, in a single breath.

Mark Anthony,  The Tale of the Mirror.

shrieking of harpies

“But that’s the whole point, Joanie.  What is it that gets dark?  Is it the air?”

Will Southey,  Government Cheese, the Novel.


the pawpaw patch

Nigel believes that everything does exist because everything ought to exist.  That much, at least, should be made clear.  Nevertheless, the reader might be mistaken to regard this as a key to the mystery that is Nigel.

Gareth Spence,  She Braved All.



another howling hoot

“Turn the other cheek” is not an admonition to surrender, Davis.  Not by a long shot.

Clive Ennis,  The Case of the Broken Handle.

in high places

“It’s a tradition, Paul.  So, yes, I am sure that it will be quite dreary.”

Myrtle Mawby,  Cabinets and Drawers, a Novel.

this day dawes

Facile foolish pseudoarguments, in favor of something ill-advised.  That’s what Jim had to offer.  All the morning long.

Will Davies,  She Would If She Could.

wanting to want

It is no longer a matter of challenging the viewer; it is no longer adversarial at all.  The artist now simply investigates cultural codes, and reports to the spectator concerning what was found.

Crispin Trove,  The Viewer as Pest.

turn on light

They don’t want to improve the world, they want to change it.  They wish to destroy.

Hunter Hogarth,  Raised by Wolves.

truly majestic work

Society should not encourage mental illness.

Godfrey Tooke,  Collected Aphorisms.