Category Archives: superstitions

The Sum Of 2014

The ever-lovely Ann Magnuson wished everyone a happy New Year on Facebook. “2014 is going to be a good year! It has to be, it has a 4 in it!” I hoped that she was right, since 2013 was an annus miserablis for me, however I wrote the hillbilly performance artiste that 4 is not [...]

Fucking Daylight Savings Time

“Time is part of the measuring system used to sequence events, to compare the durations of events and the intervals between them, and to quantify the motions of objects. Time has been a major subject of religion, philosophy, and science, but defining it in a non-controversial manner applicable to all fields of study has consistently [...]

Maundy Thursday

In 1977 I was living in Park Slope with James Spicer. The silver-haired jazz impressario was representing several stars and only charged me $120 for a room in the spacious townhouse. We drank up the street at the Gaslight Pub. James thrived on the streetwise clientele and I sparred with a Frenchman for pinball supremacy. [...]

The End Of The World

Early Christians expected the return of the Man from Nazareth to Earth. Their Messiah failed to show up to save them and converts gave up on the 2nd Coming for the End Times or ‘days of vengeance’, when their persecution would be revenged by fiery angels. Revelations in the Bible forecast the horrors of the [...]

B’ak’tun Tsunami

Doomologists have pinpointed the end-date of the Mayan’s 5,125-year-long cycle as 13.0.0.0.0 or December 21, 2012 without predicting the cause of Armageddon. Various options for the B’ak’tun have been offered by opposing camps. Fundamentalists are hoping for the Second Coming of the Messiah and survivalists are arming up for collapse of the New World Order, [...]