My Cat Quimby Says

I cleaned out past Bookface status updates from 2012 and kept the good ones.  My cat Quimby agrees.



Jan 1, 2012 – And I thought Wuthering Heights was the most depressing fiction. Atonement steals that title.

Feb 2, 2012 – Highlight of my day: a college student smiled at me and mouth “thank you” when I motioned for her to cross the street.

Feb 5, 2012 – Life is all dysentery, everyone must ford the creek alone.

March 2, 2012 – “Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it.” – Philip K. Dick

April 5, 2012 – “Sometimes we stay in hell a long time because we’ve learned the names of the streets.” – Michael Levine

April 6, 2012 – I wonder if baking is the only activity in which beating any two things together could result in something being light and fluffy.

April 22, 2012 – When a film or TV-movie character is being chased by a fast-moving car, why does he insist on attempting to outrun the car? Why not make a 90 degree angle re-direct onto a sidewalk or patch of grass or a driveway *before* the moment of near-impact? Why not leap out of the way sooner? Don’t say it’s because “well, then there’d be no chase scene.” It’s still a chase scene–a shorter one that doesn’t grind against rationality.

May 21, 2012 – Dateline NBC is two years older than TCM.

June 19, 2012 – Am I the only person who’s seen more than two Kevin Smith films and loved Mall Rats? Liked it so much I rented it from Blockbuster so many times I memorized the entire film’s dialogue?

June 30, 2012The Runaways isn’t that terrible a film…except for the bits with the singing.

August 19, 2012 – Sweet jeebus; Diablo 3 is so much fun.

September 12, 2012 – When a latte is done right, it tastes good. When it’s wrong, it tastes like hot-dog flavored pencil shavings that rolled around in cinnamon, tuna, bacon, carrots, burnt milk, Chinese food, oyster sauce, rubber tires, or cheese.

September 13, 2012 – Why do good novelists inspire so many readers to want to be writers? Why do these readers seldom want to become publishers/distributors/editors? How many had to “settle” for being publishers/distributors/editors because nobody ever gave a toss about their manuscripts?

September 23, 2012 – I don’t remember from which Tumblr I found this silly gem.

October 9, 2012 – My, times have *not* changed at all….or, perhaps they did and it plateaued and now we’re going backwards.

October 10, 2012 – Note to writers of Arrow: “There is nothing between Oliver and I.” = bad grammar. “There is nothing between Oliver and me.” = good grammar. “Between” is a preposition. Prepositional phrases require object pronouns, not subject pronouns. “I” is a subject pronoun.

October 20, 2012 – Who popularized the phrase, “Take a picture; it lasts longer” ? Little did this person know how true those words would be in a world of the Gigya Share Bar.

November 20, 2012 – If every kiss begins with Kay, why would anyone care if he went to Jared’s?

November 26, 2012 – Methinks the tale of Madame Bovary is more disheartening than that of Anna Karenina.

December 16, 2012 – Dr. Sanjay Gupta just told Wolf Blitzer that not all people who play video games are violent, “but there is a connection” between violent behavior and exposure to “violent programming.” Should the people who do emulate what they see be prohibited from playing and watching sports? What about studying history in school? How much of history curriculum brims with accounts of violent behavior?

Would these impressionable people be exempt from having to learn about the fall of the Roman Empire or the Great Crusades? Not to mention how and why the USA even exists.

December 26, 2012 – Forget paintball and laser tag.

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