mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Brittany

In her high school class yearbook, Brittany had been deemed “the most likely to be found dead in a dumpster”, but she had confounded her critics. First she had joined the circus, where her extensive tattoos and devastating overbite had … Continue reading →

Left Over: Clown Circus Strikes Again!

Cross-border shopping  rules hit Canadian stores   Although I empathize with some small independent retailers, victims of their inability to achieve the vast purchase power of the big multi-national chains, in fact it is well past time to blame gas taxes, etc, for your retail woes.. When companies charge (often 2/3 more) for the same ...

Art Threat: Step Right Up to See the GOP’s Amazing War on Women

Mother Jones’ illustrator Zina Saunders takes on the GOP’s oppressive and backwards stance on women in her illustrated political cartoon this week, in which you are invited to step right up and watch the greatest circus on earth – the 2012 Republican presidential campaign. Watch it over at Mother Jones’.  

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Memories of Antietam

child of the corn, a photo by imagecarnival on Flickr. Little Jehoshaphat was born in 1832 to a family of carnival performers and technicians that roamed the Americas. From Georgia up to New England, as far west as the Mississippi … Continue reading →