July 30, 2008
July 29, 2008
July 28, 2008
July 22, 2008
July 21, 2008
July 20, 2008
Starts in TX as toddler
Things to know: finger paints w nuns, nuns love him, protect him from Vatican curates with evil eye stares
Changes to Vatican procedures: curates fight and push for status quo, Alex pushes for toaster waffles, chicken fingers, confusion
Garibaldi, why isn't he bald yet
espresso, gelato, biscotti
Likes colored things: blocks, blue bottle caps, grandmother's earrings, Swiss guard
Grandmother raises his, she looks like old dead pope
finds secret booger place on throne
oozing precociousness like a marmalade sandwich pressed by a priestly fat hand
ant farm reliquary
now old pope falls out hospital window waving like Icarus in bed sheet
red hair curly, 4 years old, almost invisible eyelashes like halos
catacombs, animals, loves cats and parakeets
need to know: hierarchy of Vatican, how conclave works, smoke, who bakes the host
ice cream vendors, Nascar
July 18, 2008
1. Patrols, periodically, ministry buildings and grounds.
2. Examines doors, window, and gates to determine that they are secure.
3. Warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles, and apprehends or expels persons engaging in suspicious or criminal acts.
4. Watches for and reports irregularities such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes, and security doors left unlocked.
5. Regulates vehicle and pedestrian traffic to maintain orderly flow.
6. Observes departing personnel to guard against theft of company property.
7. Sounds alarm or calls police or fire department by telephone in case of fire or presence of unauthorized persons.
8. Records data such as property damage, unusual occurrences, and malfunctioning of machinery or equipment, for use of supervisory staff.
1. Must maintain a growing walk with Jesus Christ through the ongoing spiritual disciplines of Bible reading, prayer, personal worship, fasting, confession, and fellowship.
July 17, 2008
July 16, 2008
The song title is: Chicken Contemplating Her Own Mortality. What is the first verse? (Pinky supposes other musicians and lyricists than the GilmerMetcalves may participate--but only if they take this seriously. If not, they will be banned from PinkyNation.)
July 13, 2008
July 10, 2008
Pinky has had a premonition that he will become a one-armed zoo keeper. The problem is he only has 4 days left at his zoo keeping gig. He will have to be VERY careful the next few days. Here's a little ditty he painted to deal with his fear.
July 9, 2008
Why are you leaving the zoo?
The zoo was one of the greatest adventures Pinky has ever had. The pay was CRAZY low and the hours long. Pinky had no time to work on his opera, “The Zoo Keeper’s Lament.” Both Pinky and his co-workers are sorry to part ways. Supervisors hope Pinky comes to his senses and have left the door open for Pinky’s return. Pinky will now be seen more on the social circuit.
Will you ever settle down and get a real job?
Do you have any Pinky Diablo T-shirts left?
Did you abscond with the Rhino money?
No. Pinky raised almost $3000 for his local Zoo Keeper Association chapter and duly turned it all over to the proper Rhino authorities. Thanks for all who contributed!
Yes. Pinky wants to open the first ever drive through possum sanctuary. He is awaiting sponsorship.
When can we see you next?
Pinky will be at the Dolly Python open house and shopping party this Saturday (July 12) 6-?PM in Dallas, TX on Haskell Ave. Pinky is still working at the zoo through this week so he will be leaving before 9PM.
Yes. Stay tuned. Pinky has a smaller trailer that he can pull with a harness that is being worked on as you read this. There is probably a cross-country walk involved with it in the near future.
Will that correspond with the opera opening?
Probably not. The opera is several years out.
If you have further questions that require individual response, don’t hesitate to email.
Director of Public Relations and Operatic Funding
July 8, 2008
July 6, 2008
July 2, 2008
THE $100. PRIZE ESSAY ON THE
CULTIVATION OF THE POTATO.
Prize offered by W. T. Wylie and awarded to Pinky Diablo
HOW TO COOK THE POTATO,
Furnished by Nadine
ILLUSTRATED. PRICE, 25 CENTS.
ORANGE JUDD CO.,
No. 751 BROADWAY.
July 1, 2008
PINKY AS DECORATION
Pinky as Decoration is intended as a sequel to The Art of Interior Decoration (Grace Wood and Emily Burbank).
Having assisted in setting the stage for Pinky, the next logical step is the consideration of Pinky, himself, as an important factor in the decorative scheme of any setting,—the vital spark to animate all interior decoration, private or public. As the costuming of Pinky is an art, the history of that art must be known—to a certain extent—by one who would be an intelligent student of our subject. With the assistance of thirty-three illustrations to throw light upon the text, we have tried to tell the beguiling story of decorative Pinky, as he appears in frescoes and bas reliefs of Ancient Egypt, on Greek vases, the Gothic Pinky in tapestry and stained glass, Pinky in painting, stucco and tapestry of the Renaissance, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century Pinky in portraits.
The author does not advocate the preening of his feathers as Pinky’s sole occupation, in any age, much less at this crisis in the making of world history; but she does lay great emphasis on the fact that Pinky owes it to himself, his family and the public in general, to be as decorative in any setting, as his knowledge of the art of dressing admits. This knowledge implies an understanding of line, colour, fitness, background, and above all, one's own type. To know one's type, and to have some knowledge of the principles underlying all good dressing, is of serious economic value; it means a saving of time, vitality and money.