peter falk won’t talk politics… he says the fact that lincoln was killed by an actor is still fresh in people’s minds

I talked with Peter Falk again. Now I’ve got at least an hour of tape to transcribe. I know I found our discussion fascinating, but I’m not sure how others will like it. Hopefully it’s appreciated… I don’t, after all, want to be like the South African woman who tried to help a seal back into the ocean only to have it bite off her nose. (That analogy makes sense to me, but it’s late, and I’m tired. If you’re struggling with it, try staying up for 24 hours, and then give it another shot.)

And, on a completely unrelated note, here’s a link that will take you to a video of Wire performing their song “Practice Makes Perfect,” and another one that will take you to a clip from last week’s West Wing, a show that I don’t watch but really should. (Try watching the clips alternately until you pass out, and then, when you wake up, let me know what kinds of dreams you had.)

And this image is of the lunch I took to work with me today. It’s a roasted beet and an apple with all the suspect parts cut off. (OCD is rough on apples.)

I need to sleep now. Tomorrow’s posts will be better. I promise.

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  1. Teddy Glass
    Posted November 9, 2005 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    As long as we’ll plugging video clips, how about Barack Obama on the Daily Show.

  2. chris
    Posted November 9, 2005 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    why are they in plastic tray? And high phenol containg foods are not the greatest for OCD. Not that its any of my business.

    And what’s that sticking out of the beet?

    And how come I can’t get the WIRe vidoe to download (and did you know you can’t get any of their old recordings on iTunes but you can get Killing Joke?)?

    And when was Obama on the Daily show?

  3. mark
    Posted November 9, 2005 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    The thing sticking out of the beet is a plastic knife. I take the same plastic utensils with me to work every day… And I know that I shouldn’t be heating up food in plastic containers, but I’m too frail to lug along an armload of crockery with me every morning… I don’t know how to answer your other questions.

    Oh, and I know that I promised that tonight’s post would be better, but there might not be a post tonight. Tonight might end up being all about wine and Tivo.

  4. john galt
    Posted November 9, 2005 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    eating “impure” foods is actually good for you mark. If you never encounter germs then your immune system will be really weak. You may get sick every now and then but you’ll be much much better prepared if there’s ever a pandemic outbreak. My advise is embrace the filth.

  5. chris
    Posted November 9, 2005 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    I commend you for reusing your plastic cutlery!

  6. kez
    Posted November 10, 2005 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    that twisted-up phone cord really bothers me. it really does.

  7. Tony Buttons
    Posted November 10, 2005 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    I think that’s a dreadlock, Kez.

  8. max
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 4:25 am | Permalink

    If you haven’t seen it, Wim Wenders, the director of Wings of Desire, has a nice tribute to Falk.,,20507708,00.html

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