28 Feb 2011
[no quiz above, nor Googling below; how do you like them Appel's?*]
Sittin' In The Dark Bloom
Or: Please Don't Mention The Black Swan
Or: A Girl's Best Friends & Defence
Or: On Claire's Opalescent Knee
Or: Muted Whistle In The Dark
Or: Marital Bliss & Blanche Schwartzmann Schvantz
Natalie Portman "from your lily-white armpit, to the tip of your butterfly eyelash, charming and pitiful, silly and stylish," you've worthy of a starboard cabin and posh lust.
- Oscar, The Casting Couch Grouch
near a parapet of alabaster.
'Can one' - somebody asked -
'rhyme 'star' and 'disaster'?"
"And softly, confidentially, arching her thin eyebrows and puckering her parched lips, she emitted, a little mockingly, somewhat fastidiously, not untenderly, in a kind of muted whistle, the name that the astute reader has guessed long ago."
I have always depended on the kindness of diamonds, opals and a knee to the groin of Dr. Blanche Schwartzmann.
- Mrs. B.S., nee Blanche "Opalescent Nee" Dubois
Alles Claire, Frau Kommissar?
- Dr. S.
* At best a preposterous possessive, but not a Green Grocer's green-apple quickstep apostrophe.
Also see Alfred "On The Don" and from the PRC's groans of the Academy Awards, Evelybody[s a clitic.
28 Feb 2011
No Googling was required because I had finally cracked open The Annotated Lolita, "Edited with preface, Introduction and notes by Alfred Appel, Jr." this morning around 5 am when unable to get back to sleep at the enchanted Embassy Suites airport motel in Bloomington, Minnesota.
While legions of Readers are doubtless chortling over what might be perceived as sexism with respect to the reference to "Dr. Blanche Schwarzman" mentioned by "Dr. John Ray, Jr. Ph.D.," as exemplified in the inability to answer the old question in, "A man brings in his injured son to an emergency room whereupon a surgeon says, 'I can't operate on him; he's my son.' How can this be?", it should be noted that Blanche Dubois might have entered into (is this the same as "exact same"?) a same-sex marriage of my convenience.