Brenda and I watched True Grit last night.
We liked it. We missed the bonus features we always enjoyed
with a Coen Brothers movie. We liked Iris Dement singing
“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” at the end. I think of her and John Prine
singing “In Spite of Ourselves” in the Billy Bob Thornton movie Daddy and Them.
I think of driving back from
the ladies. I think of the Eery Billy Haddock illo of me with a woodpecker
growing out of my shoulder, hectoring me about Henry Darger.
Woodie Long knew about Marcel Duchamp’s Étant Donnés
because he had a painting in the
He thought of Duchamp as a colleague. I don’t know if
he knew about Ray Johnson. How to Draw a Bunny.
Haddock drew one with two heads.
Clogged terlit on the 3rd floor.
Steadily growing pool of urine.
I used to work as a janitor in a department store.
Now I was a senior information development specialist.
I used to have an old 8088 PC clone. Now I was on the Internet at work.
I had Netscape Navigator.
The business demise of Netscape was a central premise of Microsoft’s antitrust trial, wherein the Court ruled that Microsoft Corporation’s bundling of Internet Explorer with the Windows operating system was a monopolistic and illegal business practice. The decision came too late for Netscape however, as Internet Explorer had by then become the dominant web browser in Windows (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netscape_Navigator).