mark a rayner: Forty-seven Signs of the Apocalypse (#28)

  From the Book of Unpardonable Footwear: And so it was that Amos, the Most Holy Prophet of in the Reign of Uzziah, said unto the Chosen: “A time comes when there shall be a confluence of Sandals and Stogies.” Yet the Chosen knew not of Stogies, and Amos was made to explain: “When we ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Forty-seven signs of the apocalypse (#31)

From the Book of the Blessed Pie It shall come to pass that the Pharisees of the Hut will take the Blessed Pie and unto it they shall do wicked things. They will stuff the crust with their wantonness and … Continue reading →

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: An Open Letter to John Hodgman, Minor Celebrity

Dear Judge John Hodgman, I would normally never bother a minor celebrity, but I have a warning to pass along. It may save your life. Last night I had a rather disturbing dream. It felt prophetic, though I hope it … Continue reading →

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

Howard Beale: I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers … Continue reading →

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 →