Rubb, Tugg, and Pull…little future Romneys?

My Fellow Inebriates,

Craziness has a talent for self-replication, which is why we (even Canadians) should keep an eye on Mitt Romney. Fundamentalists have a penchant for spreading their seed, and with wingnut Republicans such as Richard Mourdock sanctifying all progeny, borne of consenting relations or not, as gifts from God, we’ll need good names for the raft of new Republican infants who’ll one day cast their vote for some curiously inbred-looking Romney descendant chowing down on a corndog.

Mitt’s abstinence means we have to watch him stuffing his piehole with fast food and corndogs.
AP photo, Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images

Yesterday’s inanely metronomic pumpkin poem got my brain into a relentless rhythm that no amount of alcohol could derail. I spent this morning trying to channel that compulsion into another rhythmic project—thinking of awesome Romney baby names.

TOSS

FATT

NIBB

RATT

PUSS

RUBB/TUGG/PULL (triplets)

FIBB

PAPP

GITT

FIZZ

DUMM

GYPP

PISS

HELL (why not?)

BUMM

NIPP

SOGG

TITT

CUMM

SOTT

GAFF

SODD

BUTT

HEFF

RIFF/RAFF (twins)

WUSS

BODD

WIZZ

NUTT

BOGG

CUPP

DIZZ

MUFF

WOPP

FUZZ

GASS

KEGG

There must be plenty more, my fellow inebriates. The new generation needs these names. What’s missing?

Artist Dan Lacey’s response to President Obama’s recent comment in Rolling Stone magazine referring to Mitt Romney as a “bullshitter.” Click to see the whole gallery.

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Curating the new LBHQ…another must-have

Not only does the new LBHQ lack liquor cabinetry; it has bare walls, my fellow inebriates. We need art.

Nyan Pancake Cat by Dan Lacey. Compatible with altered states. But whence comes the rainbow?

Art—giving meaning to life when there’s no booze in the house

My Fellow Inebriates,

Life without art—at least while sober—would be absolutely meaningless.

Contemplating the print Dan Lacey kindly sent me

 

I love the idea of lurching around an art gallery with a drink in hand (paw).

LBHQ has turned into a bit of an art gallery over the last few years. You can’t see the walls any more.

“A great artist is always before his time or behind it.”
—George Edward Moore

“All art is but imitation of nature.”
—Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Every artist was first an amateur.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Art is spirituality in drag.”
—Jennifer Yane

“To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts—such is the duty of the artist.”
—Robert Schumann

“Things are beautiful if you love them.”
—Jean Anouilh

“I think an artist’s responsibility is more complex than people realize.”
—Jodie Foster

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
—Aristotle

“By the work one knows the workman.”
—Jean de la Fontaine

“An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.”
—Andy Warhol

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are.”
—Oscar Wilde

“The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.”
—Hendrik Willem Van Loon

“The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.”
—Henry Miller