even Google loves Gorey!

A tip of my tulle-trimmed bowler to Google for their Amphigoreyesque 2/22 Google Doodle honoring the brilliantly crepuscular artist and genius Edward Gorey!

meReneeMargotSmallAnd another hat-tip to actress/author Renee Gibbons and actress/director Margot Breier for their dramatic readings at Edward’s posthumous 88th birthday party at San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum on Friday night.  Many thanks to all who attended, and especially Heather Plunkett and her squadron of interns who made it happen!  Also to photographer Michael Starkman, who kindly pitched in to help us record this festive event.

Boo du Jour*: Ohio woman irked by speechless animals

*Boo du Jour is an occasional award for outstanding failure to cope with reality.

Animals Can’t Talk by Kathleen O’Brien Wilhelm

Posted on February 10, 2013 at 9:40 pm in the Avon-AvonLakePatch

Signs that read “Deer Crossing” and the like are going to continue to pop up throughout our country including Avon Lake, but who are these signs for? Deer cannot read, do not obey the law and probably will cross where they wish. Although adorable companions, it is hard to remember the last time that the news reported an animal talking, thinking or providing significant input for the benefit of society. Yet, these signs cost taxpayers like so much of government.

(But wait!  There’s more! http://avon-oh.patch.com/blog_posts/animals-cant-talk)