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This whole monstruousity was originally conveived February through March 2001 by the members of The Big Note - a Frank Zappa YahooGroup. After an arduous gestation period, this site was birthed on April 11 2001. True to the essence of collaborative effort, these people are held responsible.

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The Fabric Of Our Brain

The Look...the Feel...of Cotton. The Fabric of Our Brains.

Last night my wife and I ate at a restaurant called Atlas that offered Basque/American cuisine. Among the offerings were "adolescent vegetables." I couldn't help wondering if they were prepubescent or not. And now I wonder if any of them were siblings of venture capitalists…


I have a friend who volunteered to teach Poetry at the Women's Prison where Mary Kay LeTourneau is imprisoned for having her student's baby. He did so for the explicit purpose of meeting Mary Kay LeTourneau. He had seen her in the news, and fallen in love with her. And, he had high hopes that she would see what a sensitive soul he was, fall madly in love with him, and then ...whatever.
His hopes were in vain, however. Sadly, she was one of the few who didn't sign up for his course. He spent the next three months editing horrible poems.


As for the phrase READING KILLS TREES, I wanted to print this up on bumperstickers about three years ago. But I decided to wait until I completed my heartfelt novel about a 41 or 42 or 43 or 44-year-old internet bookdealer, hoping my book could be the last one ever published (and therefore hold a certain cachet amongst other internet bookdealers).
If anyone is curious: it's a romance novel set in France at the time of William the Conqueror. This 44-year-old's new invention of Internet book dealing is curtailed when he is called upon to conquer England. (As a little in-joke, I hope to get Paul Rubens to play the role of the painter Reubens in the DVD-iMac movie.)
Upon further reflection, I realized that there well may be others like me writing novels about the trials and tribulations of 44-year-old Internet book dealers. If we stopped making new books - due to the dwindling of our national resources - what would THEY do?
So I came up with a new idea. Let's make books out of non-biodegradable Styrofoam. INDESTRUCTIBLE books for 21st-century people! Soft. Lightweight. Floatable. Keep your hands warm. Keep your drinks cold.
Low cost SHIPPING!
We all know that condition plays such a huge factor in the pricing of books in the rare/used book market. Imagine a world where EVERY book was Fine/Fine!

Frank Zappa

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