Gatsby daydream

"For a while these reveries provided an outlet for his imagination; they were a satisfactory hint of the unreality of reality, a promise that the rock of the world was founded securely on a fairy’s wing."

Sentence pulled almost by random, nearly random, kind of, to look at today. Somehow unreal reality makes some people think of Buddha, but that's Google for you, as if the internet were real. 

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Gatsby nighthawks

Ann Althouse's Gatsby sentence selection today is this:

At the enchanted metropolitan twilight I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others — poor young clerks who loitered in front of windows waiting until it was time for a solitary restaurant dinner — young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.

That haunting loneliness is seen at museums. 

Abby flop

Source pic nicked here. 

Saint Bernared

A very long drawing was held and a new pope selected, a real saint this time.

Victoria Jackson VS Ashley Judd

Gatsby, torn mouth

The mouth was wide open and ripped at the corners as though she had choked a little in giving up the tremendous vitality she had stored so long. 

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missing tennis ball


Hugo Chavez represented a distortion in the Force as it related to global chocolate market, among other things.  

Gatsby's wet snaky underwear

The prolonged and tumultuous argument that ended by herding us into that room eludes me, though I have a sharp physical memory that, in the course of it, my underwear kept climbing like a damp snake around my legs and intermittent beads of sweat raced cool across my back.

Follow the Gatsby project on, where one sentence is removed form context and looked at independently, here

Gatsby taxi

Forms leaned together in the taxis as they waited, and voices sang, and there was laughter from unheard jokes, and lighted cigarettes outlined unintelligible gestures inside.

The Gatsby project one sentence at a time., right here

dreaming dog

Source pic nicked from the always reliable for great source pics and truly bright commentariat, the Dreaming Dog Café, right here.

Gatsby, gray cars

Occasionally a line of gray cars crawls along an invisible track, gives out a ghastly creak, and comes to rest and immediately the ash-gray men swarm up with leaden spades and stir up an impenetrable cloud, which screens their obscure operations from your sight. 
This sentence analyzed to an inch of its life, here on  

Yanomami models

Valentine's Day pop-up card #3

Chaos. Third basic Valentine Day pop-up card, tutorial and template here. 

Valentine day pop-up card #2

Step 2 basic Valentine Day pop-up card, tutorial and template here.

Valentine's day pop-up card #1

Step one basic Valentine pop-up card tutorial and template here. 

Gatsby, beauty, beast

Beauty and the Beast … Loneliness … Old Grocery Horse … Brook'n Bridge … 

A sentence. Of sorts. The Gatsby project at, right here.

Gatsby mouth

For a moment a phrase tried to take a shape in my mouth and my lips parted like a dumb man's as though there was more struggling upon them than a wisp of startled air.

He talks like that. And Ann talks about him talking like that at the Gatsby project on

He could make a better triangle, square and circle if he tried because I saw that in real life once. A man I met on the beach who kept saying  the word "oh" over and over again out of his perfectly square mouth, and I mean perfectly square. That's what was so surprising about that. His lips started out like a straight line then opened to a square, but then the round sound "O" came out of it, like he was blowing round smoke rings out of a square hole. It was the most astounding thing, and I couldn't even mention it, and I'll never forget that. 

Gatsby God

He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visionss to her perishable breath his mind would never romp again like the mind of God.

A single sentence in Gatsby. Follow the Gatsby project at, right here.

Gatsby glowed

He literally glowed; without a word or a gesture of exultation a new well-being radiated from him and filled the little room.

Follow the Gatsby project at, here, for instance. 

Gatsby El Greco sentence

I see it as a night scene by El Greco: a hundred houses, at once conventional and grotesque, crouching under sullen, overhanging sky and a lusterless moon.

Follow the Gatsby project at, here, for instance. 

two bumps

Source pic nicked from the always reliable source for pics,, The Blog Has a Theme Today Café, here. 

dos perros

Más de los dos perros. Source pick nicked from, Black and White Café, here. 

black and white dogs

Source pick nicked from, Black and White Café, here. 

abduction on the ice

Original photo nicked from Althouse.blogspot, Winter sunset café, here.

Ann's favorite sentence in Gatsby

A tray of cocktails floated at us through the twilight, and we sat down at a table with the two girls in yellow and three men, each one introduced to us as Mr. Mumble.

See, here.

Mas grande aquí

tell me what you did

Original nicked from Althouse blogspot, the Winter Light Café right here.

equal justice

David Gregory in Washington

But sadly, this animated GIF is 17,000,000,0000,000,000 pixels, if I counted right, I'm just terrible with zeros, here's a more conservative copy

David Gregory PEZ

It holds 30!

Washington DC conceal carry gun passes


Source pic, from the reliably worthwhile Althouse.blogspot, Christmas Eve, right here. 

Zeus and Mead

Original photo seen on Althouse.blogspot, a post called At the Black Dog Café, right here.

Zeus and the angelfish

Original photo seen predawn at Meadhouse on the Althouse.blogspot, right here

Zeus' excellent adventure

zeus' excellent adventure

Original seen at the Lookout Café on, right here

Mead paints house

Meade paints houseanimated GIF

Source pic nicked from, at the Mid-Autumn Café, here

hummingbird feeder #9

ent's gone

Source pic nicked from, The Yellow Tree Café, here.


Source pic lifted from, here.

garden angel

bread animated GIF

Source pic nicked from the Garden Angel Café at, here.

hummingbird feeder #8

hummingbird feeder #7

hummingbird feeder #6

hummingbird feeder #4

hummingbird feeder #3

More on this here.

chile chameleon

Source pic nicked from the Hot Pepper Café at Althouse, here.