Monthly Archives: August 2009

welcome to the Asylum

I just had my own Wonko the Sane moment, brought on by a toaster. On emptying the crumb tray, I discovered words embossed on the steel, reading “WARNING – TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, UNPLUG BEFORE CLEANING.” Somewhere, there is a man who is familiar enough with the intimate operations of toasters to be trusted to write warning labels for them, but somehow doesn’t consider that the words he writes will be (a) covered in crumbs and (b) inside a toaster.


saw a boat from the bus today

had Lucky Swede IV painted on the stern in letters of gold. If it’s so lucky, I want to know, what happened to the first three?