With Continual Reference to Justin Kahn.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

In Which Justin Gets All Emotional.

In the last episode of COI, I told you that I was going to draw more on my emotions and I will not let you down. As I search inside of me, I find myself possessed by incredible fear. Specifically, a fear of rats.

Out of the corner of my eye, I see a tail. Oh, no. Just a cord from my television.

What's that in the corner of my other eye? Phew! Just a rolled up sock. Another close call. My nerves are getting shot. Which is hard on me, becausee nerves are the physiological basis of emotions.

Holy! I definitely see something on the chair. Sorry. My brain processes visual stimuli phonetically.






I don’t mean to alarm anyone but my building is not simply infested with rats, it is infested with shapeshifting rats.

And emotion wise that makes me sad. But also intriguied.



JUSTIN'S WED. PICK OF BOOKS THAT SHOULD BE BANNED!









I admit, not techinally a book, but I was running out of book titles.
Happy Banned Book Week!

25 comments:

QuillDancer said...

I've drawn up a lease for my cats. As I said, $100.00 per day, plus round trip airfare and fresh kitty litter daily.

Comrade Kevin said...

I have a deeply embedded fear of rolled up socks. Needless to say, today's COI article scared the patooie out of me!

bitingblondewit said...

Have you ever seen a movie called "Wilbur"? If not, I really, really think you should rent the DVD asap.

Pepper Medley said...

Because you have a finely tuned sense of emotion these days, tell the rats you love them, want to marry them, share a mortgage with them, get a cat together, and make them promise to stay with you FOREVER.

They'll leave on their own.

Anonymous said...

I think your emotional side should explore the deeper symbolic meaning of your rat. Although you were not born under the Year of the Rat, you may find some of their attributes interesting:
Rats are a symbol of good luck and wealth. They are clever and intelligent. This sign is very ambitious and strong-willed, and they are keen and unapologetic promoters of their own agendas, which often include money and power. Rats are naturally charming, seductive, and persuasive.

P.S Tolstoy was born under the Year of the Rat

fried_blue said...

I think you should get a python of the sheep-eating variety, and set it loose in your penthouse. That should solve all your problems.

Mirk said...

That sock is definitely moving!! I can see it.

bitingblondewit said...

"Willard" not Wilbur. Sorry. Regardless, I think it would do a lot for your fear of rats.

Pepper's suggestion is a good one. And also quite effective on larger rats of the man-type persuasion.

goldennib said...

I think you should make friends with an exterminator. You are infested.

Justin said...

Quilly, Why do you need so much kitty litter? I'm worried for you. J.

Justin said...

comrade k:
Sorry. I was under the impression that you are fearless. Maybe you shouldn't read the halloween special. Which I'm thinking will include not one, but many rolled up socks. j

Justin said...

bbw,
I am going to the DVD store right now and am I'm going to buy Wilbur. I trust you. j.

Justin said...

pepper, but those aren't just words to me. That's something even the rats don't seem to understand.

Justin said...

anonymous, That is fascinating reading of my situation. That doesn't mean you can keep the tupperware. j.

Justin said...

fried_blue, Thanks for the tip. I have been trying to get a python but Terry Gilliam is the only one I could reach. And he scares me. So I'm still looking for options. j

Justin said...

mirk, socks really do scare me, so please don't joke around.

Justin said...

bbw(2):
Now you correct me. I alright dropped #30.00 bucks for Wilbur. Which by the way sucks.
justin

Justin said...

goldennib,the doc said I was only infested for the first two days.
j.

Maleah said...

I'm not sure... it's a rare species around my place, and it's been a while since one was spotted in this habitat, but I think that second picture might be a "Trouser Mouse", no? At least a cousin species of some sort... well, maybe if it was rolled up a little bit into a sort of ball, yes, and hidden safely behind my Leif Garret poster...

QuillDancer said...

Uhm, Justin, the kitty litter was for you. You're really goning to need it when you wake every morning to decapitated rats .... my cats will kill them, but they won't clean up the mess or eat them.

Cindra said...

Yeah, aren't they cute? My daughter actually had a pet rat...

Jenn said...

Poison the suckers and get your friendly ex-manservant to come up and clear the carcasses for you while you hang about outside and whimper like a man who is afraid of rats and doesn't care who knows it.

meena said...

you need a cat or call 911...(just kidding)

Giancarlo said...

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A Merlin Imp said...

I'll take your rats, if you'll take my spiders!

which smell worse, the rats or the socks? LOL!

thanks!

:)