One For The Money

“Take no prisoners!” That’s what legendary singer Billy Paul used to tell his band right before going on stage. I’ve been a performer all my life, singer, poet, comedian, lecturer, maniacal street celebrity. (HIDEOUS DETAILS AVAILABLE HERE). For much of what I laughingly refer to as “my career” I regarded assassins as the apex of professionalism – […]

Straight Jackets Made Here

How is it that a culture able to conceive and create over 100 different types of toothpaste has managed to develop just one vision of the afterlife? Heaven: puffy clouds, harps, angels floating lazily. Hell: flames, smell of sulfur, pitchfork-wielding demons. Humanity really enjoys patting its collective back on the subject of inventiveness and creativity, but here, in […]

Dismantling The Vatican

My father was beyond judgmental; he was an imperious iconoclast with opinions about absolutely everything. The Professor expressed thoughts in the form of edicts and proclamations, as if to say disagreement was a pointless exercise. One did not have discussions with the old man, much less debates. One was educated. My family traveled a great […]

The Great Fake Art Quote Quiz

Ours is a slovenly age where being loudest actually trumps being right. Long before I discovered Taz Mopula, whose sage utterances so frequently grace these virtual pages, it became evident to me that misattribution of quotes had reached epidemic proportions. Today, the time is fast approaching when Chuck E. Cheese will be getting credit for, […]