Sunday, July 15, 2007


Mikey, originally uploaded by Manolos in Space.

Went to the movies today. Guess what I saw?

I had a great time but I couldn't help but make an interesting observation. Pixar had clearly invested a great deal of effort into making the rodent characters lovable and appealing to a generally rat-resistant audience without losing many of the qualities intrinsic t those lovely worm-tailes creatures. They also obviously invested a huge amount of time and effort into creating gorgeous Paris-scapes, showing the City of Lights at its best. What they neglected to do was eliminate the same sterotypical images of French people that are so often present in American media.

So now it's okay to be a rat..... just not French.

A bientot, mes amis!

Sunday, July 08, 2007


Oak, originally uploaded by Manolos in Space.

Alone you stand under the western sun.
Naked, thirsty.
Even the windmill has left you behind.
Green carpet at your feet burns to a golden hue.
Ocean waves crash against shores just out of sight.
Do you hear them?
Do you long to get your feet wet again?