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The Rain Exploded with a Mighty Crash as We Fell into the Sun

Howdy, all readers and friends: This week marks the six-month anniversary of the redesign of this website and the launch of this blog. Having recently been informed that there are not, in fact, infinite hours in the week, I’m adjusting the Rule Forty-Two publication schedule. I’ve been posting just about every weekday, but I’ll be […]

posted 28 October 2008 in Self-reflexive. no comments yet


This website has been linked to by some interesting and worthy websites, but never from an online dispatch about a labor action by university professors in Mongolia. Until last week.

posted 7 October 2008 in Links, Self-reflexive. no comments yet

Summer’s Here

And the time is right for dancing/fighting/racing in the streets. Posting will probably be a bit irregular for the next couple of weeks, due to my summer vacation and general August torpor. And when I’m at Burning Man next week, any comments requiring approval will get queued up until I return. We’ll return to normal […]

posted 19 August 2008 in Self-reflexive. no comments yet

On the Road Again

I’m in Ohio for a few days, with limited computer access, so those of you eagerly awaiting the next installment of the 1988 countdown will have to wait until Thursday, I’m afraid (and if you’re a new commenter, you might have to wait an extra day to get out of the approval queue). Three questions […]

posted 5 August 2008 in Self-reflexive, Tasty Bits. no comments yet

1988 Countdown: #91-100 Roundup

If you’re just joining us, here’s the deal: I unearthed some old videotapes that contain the entirety of MTV’s year-end countdown from 1988. I haven’t watched them since 12/31/88, but I’m slowly rolling through them now, writing about the videos (yes, MTV used to play videos) and the ads and VJ segments. Since we’ve made […]

posted 3 July 2008 in 1988, Self-reflexive. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Flipwalk #26

I’m delighted to say that after a hiatus of several years, I’ve returned to my flipwalks. If you’re not familiar with my flipwalk project, you can click here for the whole “48 Hours From Ground Zero” gallery. The short version is that while living in New York City, I would leave my house and determine […]

posted 6 June 2008 in Photos, Self-reflexive. 2 comments

This Is the Dawning of the Age of Rule Forty-Two

Welcome (back) to You may have noticed that I’ve made some changes around here (and there’s more to come, including an Exciting New Blog Project). Kick off your shoes and poke around. I want to thank the very talented Nathan Swartz for his design work, and point you towards the biggest addition: Secret Rock […]

posted 26 April 2008 in Buy My Stuff, Self-reflexive. 1 comment

Where the Name Comes From

At this moment the King, who had been for some time busily writing in his notebook, called out “Silence!” and read out from his book, “Rule Forty-two. All persons more than a mile high to leave the court.” Everybody looked at Alice. “I’m not a mile high,” said Alice. “You are,” said the King. “Nearly […]

posted 17 April 2008 in Self-reflexive. 1 comment