Monday, August 08, 2005

dr. mackin

my good friend glenn, who regularly reads my blog in spite of owning two goddamn cats, is defending his dissertation today after much delay (not his fault). even though he writes about naked apes, including an especially boring one named habermas, i wish him the best of luck. like my onkle eric, glenn spends too much time reading dead (or so boring they might as well be dead) europeans, and not enough time rubbing bellies. i offer mine for rubbing as a reward when dr. mackin is done.

also glenn is skeptical of my mad swimming skills. i will be posting photographic evidence soon, you'll see.


Blogger mika said...

It's not the dead Europeans that is the problem, it's Glenn's choice of the dead Europeans. I've never yet met a dog who would turn down a chapter of George Eliot or Anthony Trollope or Charlotte Brontë, at least if it's accompanied by a decent belly rub. Sure, even those guys make some odd errors of emphasis -- isn't it obvious that Pistol the dog is the real hero of Jane Eyre or Bonebreaker in Phineas Finn, for example? -- but still, it's just the boring theorizers you gotta avoid, and all is hunky dory.

This advice applies to naked apes and more decent animals as well.

12:14 PM  
Blogger mackintheknife said...

Thanks Wally. Ok, I admit that I spend more time on boring german philosophers than I do on belly rubs. Maybe it's the cats' influence? Probably not: Katya likes belly rubs too, and is always annoyed when I spend too much time flipping through the Big Black Book and punching furiously at the keyboard. Anyway, I hope to take you up on the belly rub offer sometime soon.

6:52 PM  
Blogger wally said...

Hmmm. Your keen interest in Victorian writers is unusual, particularly given that the Brits in the Victorian era really refined the art of breeding dogs for specific, often cosmetic, purposes and began showing them. As a mutt, and a part Welsh-dog, I'm a bit suspicious of those Brits. My only exception is the Queen Mum of England who used to take her dozen corgis for a walk each morning riding in her golf cart and sipping gin and tonics. Now that's living.

9:36 AM  

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