covered in cathair

i’m not going to overthink this one.

you shouldn’t either.

an idiom is a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.

in other words: it’s a group of words that doesn’t mean what you think it means.

here’s some pictures of groups of words that don’t mean what you think they mean.

add insult to injury

(it’s not really)

apples and trees are particularly fruitful idomatic domains: big apple, bad apple, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, barking up the wrong tree. and then there’s the whole tree of knowledge, forbidden fruit shit. i’m not going there, not today. short autobiographical aside: apples are in my top five fruits, but not my top five trees.

don’t judge a book by its cover

or its contents. or its calorific value

ironically, this is useful advice for everything except books. judging a book by its cover is absolutely ok. i highly recommend googling philip k dick book-covers. and then reading those books.

a piece of cake

or, if you prefer, easy as 3.14

pseudoliterary is a slice of delicious cake, dropped onto the floor, and covered in cathair.

now eat it.

you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink

unless you have a flamethrower…

i can draw a better horse than this. but this one is funny. note how it becomes less and less like a horse and more and more like an anteater. like a weird animal to animal animorph. is that deliberate? probably.

cut the mustard

with japanese steel

tarantino on my mind – specifically the origin of o-ren chapter of kill bill. which might be the best part of the whole film.

another live action film with some gorgeous interstitial animated sequences is panos cosmatos’ mandy – incidentally, one of the wildest filmic rides i’ve been on in my life. more on that anon. now i’m wondering why i went there.

maybe because mustard is yellow. sigh.


this page represents a typical 2am idea for me. it’s the sort of offbeat idea that appears out of nowhere (not necessarily at 2am) and i think – i could do something with this, i should do something with this. i write it down. and then i don’t.

well, now i do. what a time to be alive.

at 2am
this high
either you get ideas
or they get you