Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Damned Knitted Thing

I have been informed that someone with entirely too much time on their hands has scanned the entire Codex Seraphinianus. Have a look, otherwise you'll have to do what I did and order your copy form the publisher in Italy and pay $250, or whatever the going rate is these days.

This will give you something to do while I wrestle with the deadline for this Damned Knitted Thing, which is not the Damned Thing of Charles Fort (mysteries unexplained by science and whatnot) but The Damned Thing of Ambrose Bierce, which no one can see but it'll hunt you down and chew chunks off you.

Oh yeah, you can't wait to knit that one, huh? "Mommy, it keeps biting me!" "Hush and keep knitting."

The cat is also a Damned Thing right at the moment, since he thinks he's invisible and I can type through him.

20 comments:

BlackCrow said...

'Essentially a satirist hugely skeptical of human beings',Charles Font, oooo I like him already.
I've just spent an hour going through
the 'codex', it suddenly reminded me of Dr Frankenstiens diary, a friend of mine had it years ago and i remember seeing the most amazing diagrames in it. did you really order this book?
Bierce sounds pretty weird...some great sounding short story titles.
I can tell the beastie is listening look at his ears....makes me shiver.

Janice in GA said...

Hmm, I wasn't familiar with the Codex Seraphinianus thing, so I went to wikipedia for it. Interesting.

I already knew Bierce's Damned Thing, and am familiar with Charles Fort but not HIS damned thing. I hope you have better luck with yours! :)

Jammies said...

That's a pretty cute and fuzzy Damned Thing there, Sev. He definitely looks like he's plotting something.

Sherri said...

It isn't just your Damned Thing. All of ours think the exact same thing. It's genetic.

Obsidian Kitten said...

you'll *always* be MY Bitter Bierce, dahling.

and that Damned Furry Thing is definitely plotting something. Don't tunr your back on it, whatever you do.

Scott said...

They came out with a "cheap" Codex Seraphinianus last year apparently and it can be had for a paltry 89 Euros or so, plus a butt-load to have them ship it from Italy.

msfortuknit said...

Oh how I adore you mama! And I swear to god if that little fucker wasnt raised by you.....hahahah

msfortuknit said...

Im sorry I cant stop looking at this and laughing he is suck a Dick! hahahah

Severina said...

Now now, just because he always wants to talk to you on the phone doesn't mean he's a dick. A little orange ass, maybe...

msfortuknit said...

hahaah! I had to come back to see him hes going to be my new screen saver

BlackCrow said...

don't do it MSFORTUKNITS!!!! You'll go blind!!!

BlackCrow said...

hey do you think the little orange beastie has devoured Sev??
I'm worried.

Jane said...

Hey, Sev, I miss your crankiness - it's so much more eloquent and amusing than mine (which mostly consists of long strings of mumbled curse words with the occasional "Jeebus!" thrown in for good measure).

I hope whichever aliens abducted you will return you in good time, and in good form.

Obsidian Kitten said...

WHICH damned thing ate Sev?

cuz i'm coming after it with my pitchfork.

i'm having snarkiness withdrawals.

BlackCrow said...

this orange damned thing Miss kitten!
I swear late at nights it head turns right around!
Ha, you own a pitch fork....very american gothic :)

Obsidian Kitten said...

hehehheheh...as a matter of fact, i have several pitchforks here on the farm. four prongs, five prongs, a really old one with six (that's the evil satanic pitchfork, i guess)

sometimes i even *use* a pitchfork to, um, yeah--pitch hay.

so take your pick, i'm going after Sev's abductor very soon.

msfortuknit said...

You know im just here for the giggle!

Inky said...

where's my sev? did the daleks get her? missing ya, hoping all is so good that you don't even remember how to spell internet!!

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