Kosmatka Means Goat Mother

Theatre maker, heart breaker, salt shaker.
I was on Jeopardy! once.
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First illustration from George Alec Effinger’s Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson collection. Illustration by Ken Kelly.

Visit the Druggist at House on the Rock for some tape worms. EASY TO SWALLOW! FRIENDS FOR A FAIR FORM!

Apache pistol/knife/knuckleduster (above) and palm pistol (below) from House on the Rock’s extensive collection of real and decorative firearms.

Fantastical firearms from House on the Rock.

Circus miniatures from House on the Rock.

Dolls of House on the Rock

The ten-foot-tall wooden clock from House on the Rock.


Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson by McClaverty on Flickr.

Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson (1993) by George Alec Effinger. Cover art by Ken Kelly

Just gonna go ahead and buy this right now. THANKS INTERNET.


My rescue dog, Chestnut. We adopted him at 7 weeks, he’d been abandoned in a vacant lot with a litter mate. He has minor spina bifida, a curved spine, and misshapen back legs. He has one funny foot with extra toes, you can’t really see it in the picture (that I took through the screen, he doesn’t like having his picture taken). He likes to sit like an old man. He cannot move his back legs independently so he has a sort of bunny hop. He can run, climb stairs, play with other dogs, do most things the way other dogs just a little differently. When he runs it kind of looks like he’s coming at you sideways because of the curve in his spine. He’s my best friend. 


So this girl walks up to another girl and says “Hey, have you heard of the Bechdel Test?”

And the other girl says, “Yeah, my boyfriend was telling me about it the other day!”

(via themarysue)