Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Snark City Racing
Rove-a-Palooza/Take a Letter from Libby/Miller's Crossing/Big Time!

I'm having a bit of trouble getting out of the starting gates and into my work for the day, and since I've been on a bit of a snark hunt already today, I thought I'd continue in that vein. First, there was a fun post yesterday about the coming season of Fitzmas and how to deal with all the anticipation and expectation (suggestions include "lower expectations" and "stockpile the booze"). Seems that struck a cord with the Daily Kos community, and now there's a collection of Fitzmas carols, including this one:
O Aspen Tree

O Aspen tree,
O Aspen tree,
Your roots are all connected.
O Aspen tree,
O Aspen tree,
But your sources aren't protected.
How shall we sell the war to them?
Just send some lies to Judy M.
O Aspen tree,
O Aspen tree,
Your roots are all connected.

And with a lot of recent PlameGate focus spotlighting I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby for possible indictment, it's good to know that if he has to leave his job as chief of staff to Cheney (aka, Big Time) he'll have his writing to fall back on. Yepp, he's a novelist, with one piece of fiction already under his belt--The Apprentice. Here's the synopsis at Amazon:
Setsuo is a young apprentice at a remote mountain inn in turn-of-the-century Japan, who falls in love at first sight of the beautiful Yukiko, one of a roving band of actors who have come to stay. Trapped at the inn by a blizzard is a larger group of strange travelers. Emotionally wrought by his feelings for Yukiko, Setsuo cannot see that he is getting involved in political skulduggery as he tries to fathom the increasingly odd behavior of the guests. The finding of a corpse and a mysterious small box keep the reader guessing too.

And here's an excerpt provided by ThinkProgress:
She remained still. His face inside her kimono was bathed in her warmth and the moisture of her skin…Unwilling to show his discomfort, he kissed her softly as he moved that she would think that was his purpose and he felt her body soften, but she remained frozen as she was, her head above him in the air.

Looks like used copies have risen in price from $0.53 when TP first posted to $0.97 today. Think of it as an investment--this title will only get hotter.


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