Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ms. Cherry Tops DIY as Gerald Wrestles with the Devil

Great good congrats to Brit author Rowena Cherry for winning the top award in the DIY 2008 competition for Romance Fiction. The book is Insufficient Mating Material. I haven't read it yet, but I'm told it has something to do with sex with galactic commanders and space aliens?!

Rowena's photo on the GoodReads site shows her in her trademark hat, and I bet she has more than one.

Seeing that pert hat made me think of a photo of me in a hat, as I was being inconvenienced by one of my harsher critics.

And seeing this cartoon again made me think of Rubber Babes. In Chapter 1, Rollo denies the existence of Satan, and in Chapter 2 a stereotypical Dr. Strangelove character--Dr. Dieter Zittpopper--shows up to dog his steps. Now I'm not getting all metaphysical here, but the notion there's a part of ourselves that seeks our own destruction is a concept worth respecting. It might not sound all that funny, but watching Rollo go splat does have its lighter moments.

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