Aziraphale and Crowley sex would have made “Good Omens” better

Something like this except with Aziraphale and Crowley, and without the pregnancy, of course, because that would be unbelievable:

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From Hellblazer, Volume 6: Bloodlines, a book in which every page is completely marvelously good.

Garth Ennis totally should have written the teleplay, or whatever it’s called, for “Good Omens”. He would have had Crowley and Aziraphale in bed by the 2nd Century BCE. Garth Ennis is great, not just the Hellblazer books, but he somehow knows that if something were to go wrong in heaven, the absolute best possible place on earth for it to go down is West Texas. Ah, how well the Brits know us; it’s comforting.

Word of the times: Himpathy

“There are other ways to wage a social struggle on the lexical front. Inventing a word is one; Ms Manne has written about “himpathy”, which she uses to describe outbreaks of disproportionate concern for the future of a man accused of harassment, rape or other violence towards women. The term is pointed and memorable, and is spreading online.”
How to change a word’s meaning
, The Economist, June 22, 2019

Not bad as shorthand goes.

Recent Reading: Taking a break from the French Revolution

“Once in Amsterdam, I was chased around the stage by someone’s dog. Dogs hate clowns. I spent a lot of time on top of a chair. I approached the guy who had the dog after the show. I said, ‘How dare you bring your dog to the theater?’ and he said, ‘My dog’s got a perfect right to come to the theater.’ I couldn’t think of anything to say to him after that, apart from punching him.”
Nola Rae, from “Clowns. In Conversation with Modern Masters,” edited by Ezra LeBank and David Bridel

And you thought you were suffering for your art.

Defendez les clowns. This clown book so awesome. You’re probably not wondering why I read and really dug it. You see, I was looking for a business book mentioned in the Economist in the HV section of the library, and it wasn’t on the shelf. So I looked around a little, this book and the book on Cocteau were in the GV section, on the same shelf. I took it as a sign I should take a break from the French Revolution for a while.

“The Dance Theater of Jean Cocteau,” by Frank W.D. Ries

“Dragon’s Breath and Other Stories,” by Mari Naomi

“Fade into You,” by Nikki Darling
My adolescence rises to my teeth.