Charlotte-- Charlotte-- What has become of you?

This morning, overcome, overcome with adoration for Ms. Greenwood. Overcome: I would weep with soulful longing were her force not so joyful, so brilliantly strong.

What's Happening In Your Book Now?




From the UW Archives:
der Rathskeller, men only, 1933

Women, banned from der Rathskeller until 1937 when they were admitted during summer session, received full access from the Union Council in 1941.



From the UW Archive:

Prof. Frederic Austin Ogg (1878-1951) cuts a cake, n.d.


"On the brink of the ultimate truth":
Or, The Brotherhood of Sleep[y]

Two lists that "just, uh, slither[ed] out" from the glazed boredom of watching John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness

  1. Donald Pleasance.
  2. Victor Wong working very hard (his integrity).
  3. Graduate students destroyed by satanic forces.
  4. Attempt to locate horror in the subatomic.
  5. Choreographic filmmaking.
  6. Applied Physicist Catherine Danforth  & Lisa who is “getting [her] doctorate in theology—analysis of ancient scriptures.”
  7. Mustachioed Jameson Parker.
  8. Peter Jason as Dr. Paul Leahy, singing, carrying junk food.
  9. Nuns in habits; anti-Papistry.
  10. Nervous, unfunny jokes told by Dennis Dun as Walter.
  11. Carbonated soda (7-Up?) as weapon.
  12. Jameson Parker struggling through a window in tight light jeans c. 1986
  13. A: Birack did that whole series of debates on the BBC. A few years ago.
    B: Oh, with the English priest. Right.
  14. The idea of Alice Cooper as Street Schizo.

  1. Plodding pace.
  2. Victor Wong working very hard (the pathetic cramp of effort wasted).
  3. Street people & insects-- as the devil’s henchmen-- identified as “simple organisms.”
  4. Utter conceptual incoherence.
  5. Shitty script, except in certain spots and only on the subatomic level.
  6. “Confirmed sexist, and proud of it. Hey. I was just joking. What happened?”
  7. Absence of nudity, male and female (see also, CON #10 below).
  8. First they laboriously pile all the furniture to block the door. Then, they laboriously move the furniture away from the door.
  9. Jesse Lawrence Ferguson laughing then pouting in a mirror would be captivating if not for the context of this narrative, this film.
  10. Consistently unsympathetic characters, each without an iota of human vulnerability even on the level of fleshiness (see also PRO # 3 above).
  11. Primary effect: streams of water shooting from mouths.
  12. Additional effects: fluids filmed upside down; underwater as alternate/negative reality.
  13. Plodding pace slows as movie progresses.
  14. The result of Alice Cooper as Street Schizo.

It's frustrating and confusing and strangely satisfying to see those capable of stunning greatness produce-- for whatever reason-- misses, disappointments.