The World of Tosh Berman

Tosh Berman
Pop Culture, Fiction, Music, Art, and Journal
Created 03 Apr 2021
  • Howdy Doody Time
    27 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 6 2
    The very first song that I remember singing to myself while watching TV was this: “It’s Howdy Doody Time/It’s Howdy Doody time/Bob Smith and Howdy too/Say “Howdy do” to you/Let’s give a rousing cheer/...
  • I Travel Not To Go Anywhere but To Go
    25 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    “Money doesn’t buy happiness. But happiness isn’t everything.” A beautiful actress in Godard’s À bout de souffle made that comment, and then eventually she killed herself in a parked car in Paris. Of ...
  • The End Of An Illusion
    23 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    When I proposed to my (ex) wife for marriage, I told her, “I am, though I say it myself, about the cleverest young man of my age in the country… and I know you would like my companionship.” Of course,...
  • November 22
    21 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 6 2
    58. Fifty-eight years ago, it was the first time I saw my teacher cry in front of her students on this date. It was the first time she showed emotion besides hatred or approval of her classroom studen...
  • Dig Deep (Appreciation of Bruce Conner)
    19 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    “Art is the expression of an enormous preference.” The key reason why I like art. For me personally, art is pretty much anything that I’m interested in. I see a pretty girl walking down the street, an...
  • How Far Can You Go Into The Depths Of Despair?
    17 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    “Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?” Pretty much the first thought when I wake up in the morning. Having the negative first, and then the positive second is much better than thinking “cup ...
  • In The Spirit of SEMINA
    16 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 6 1
    I’m happy. I stripped all my possessions the other day, by taking my entire vinyl record collection to Amoeba to sell, which in turn will finance a poetry journal called “Not.” I plan to write the who...
  • Fantômas (For Paid Subscribers)
    14 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 1
    “Fantômas. What did you say? I said: Fantômas. And what does that mean? Nothing…Everything! But what is it? No one…And yet, yes, it is someone! And what does this someone do? Spreads terror! ” Read mo...
  • Impressions of Dean - Dean Stockwell
    11 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 10 7
    A day doesn't go by when I don't think of Dean Stockwell. I have known him for my entire 67 years, but in all honesty, I only knew him since I was a baby until the age of 21. Dean was very close to my...
  • Sunday, Dumb-Day. No-day. (For Paid Subscribers)
    07 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 4
    Sunday. Dumb-day. No-day. All-day just thinking how boring Sunday is. The relaxation of a whole population is perhaps the most negative aspect on what many consider to be the first day of the week. To...
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