October 15th, 2005

Have I mentioned. . .

how much I hate the Los Angeles Angels. I mean, how can you respect a team that is called "The Angels Angels." Absurd. I've never cared much for the White Sox, but it would be nice to see them break their curse one year after the Red Sox broke theirs. John Garland pitched better than I expected tonight. I'm so happy with the result that I almost forgot how the umpires stole Game Two from the Angels. Maybe Karl Rove will go to jail too. That would make a nice double-header.

Coffee Rush

I've been doing one of my semi-annual purification rituals over the past two weeks. I avoid all caffeine, enduring vicious headaches, until I am finally "clean." And then I lapse into sin all over again. But that first cup of coffee is a revelation. Tonight I decided to break my fast as part of my L.A. trip. And the double latté more than met my expectations. The only problem is that, since I had it in the evening, I'm having a devil of a time going to sleep. Maybe I should read some Adorno to relax. . .

One More Thing

Is there anything more miraculous than a past-midnight chili cheeseburger from Original Tommy's?

Even though I'd already had plenty to eat today, my L.A. appetite kicked in as the evening wore on. Luckily, I could satiate it without driving all the way to Beverly and Ramparts. I wonder, though, whether going to an Original Tommy's that isn't the original Original Tommy's constitutes a betrayal of everything that is strong and true and good in the world. My stomach, however, is not wondering.

Anti-American Girl

For years I've sequestered each of the two dozen American Girl catalogues that come in the mail as soon as they arrive because A) the shit costs too much and Bean has way too many product lines already and B) because I enjoy reading them over and over in order to refresh my memory of important events in American history and their interface with the longue durée of everyday life. But I've always taken it for granted that the company that makes them is an ally of Satan. Well, guess what? I was right. They're trying to help the Dark Lord out in his quest to turn God-fearing girls into muff divers:
American Girl, manufacturer of a highly popular line of dolls and children's books, has become the target of conservative activists threatening a boycott unless the toy maker cuts off contributions to a youth organization that supports abortion rights and acceptance of lesbians.
The next thing you know they'll be making a little Emma Goldman doll!