Thursday, June 30, 2011

that large loom loomed large in the spinster's stories. every day she'd string together yarn after yarn for the spindly women the next porch over, who were too fragile to escape her boasts of indigo cardigans crocheted for crotchety long-dead heads of state  -- truly an unspooling of material far beyond any of their threadbare memories. these women may once have been cut from the same cloth, but their patchy relationship would soon unravel like a performance of 'bolero' by wounded hemophiliacs. 

Monday, June 27, 2011

analogy of the day

sardine : sardinia ::
(A) tangerine : tangiers
(B) pencil : pensacola
(C) george bush : skull and bones
(D) skull and bones : pirate ship
(E) pirate ship : european mercantilism

bodega bay

she yanked back her purse from him after he had stooped to retrieve it from the floor of the baskin robbins. she had thrown it toward his shins seconds earlier; nickels and dimes were still rolling around the linoleum.

'what about bodega bay?'
'you've got to be fucking kidding.'

with that she left. he picked up all the change and bought two scoops of brightsicklygreen pistachio mint. he found her debit card under a stool and handed it to a chinese boy, who started shrieking, reminding him of her.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

analogy of the day

high-flown : submarine ::
(A) over-the-top : low blow 
(B) sublime : low-slung halter top
(C) godly : pterodactyl
(D) peat-mossy: scottish drunk
(E) Louis XVI : croque-monsieur

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

analogy of the day

sirhan sirhan : duran duran ::
(A) RFK : REM 
(B) salisbury steak : pillsbury dough boy
(C) jim jones : tom jones
(D) solo handjob : han solo, et al.
(E) fission : fusion

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

analogy of the day

president obama : frederick douglass ::
(A) jack abramoff : siddhartha
(B) hillary rodham clinton : henry david thoreau
(C) barry bonds : willie mays
(D) norah jones : laura nyro
(E) navy seals : osama bin laden

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

analogy of the day

hot : gooey ::
(A) dinosaur : capitalism
(B) thomas edison : the united nations
(C) balls : sticks
(D) independence : national holiday
(E) parishioner : paris fashions