Rasmenian Detritus

Official Website of Author Rasmenia Massoud

Prayer comic

I am not going to wish you a Merry Christmas. I am not going to wish you Happy Holidays, a Happy New Year, or even Happy Ass Slap from an Expensive Hooker. No matter what we say anymore, someone’s out there to complain. So, I won’t offer you Xmas cheer, a Happy Hanukkah,  Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad or a Happy Solstice. I wish you more than this. So much more. […]

Categories: Rants, Whatever

petits freres

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”  – Charles M. Schulz “What kind of Christmas present would Jesus ask Santa for?” – Salman Rushdie, Fury * When I was a tiny, brand-new person, I knew what it felt like to be overwhelmed by music, cookies & twinkling lights. I knew the absolute joy that can only come from a tiny, brand-new person’s sense of wonder when presented with […]

Categories: Whatever


When Olivier & I arrived at the Greyhound station in Erie, PA, we were giddy.  It was 3pm on Saturday, the day after Christmas.  We’d had a big pile of Arby’s earlier that day, so I had gotten my fix after craving their delicious, cheddary slop for the past 2 years.  We were leaving behind the stress of a Festivus gone bad & were looking forward to a week at […]

It's obvious.

“Next to a circus there ain’t nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.”  -Kin Hubbard “Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.” -Friedrich Nietzsche . I truly believe that tragedy can bring out the best in people… & that the holidays can bring out the worst.  Humans are fucked up like that.  In spite of everyone’s best […]

It doesn't matter that this isn't real meat.

It’s all quite blurry now, but what I remember of it all is full of various landscapes, faces & suitcases.  There was eating, drinking, merriment &… mucous. Fucking holiday travel.  It’s always a lot of planning & stress, but we had a plan – a simple plan.  There was no way that it could fail. We had a direct flight from Paris to Pittsburgh, PA.  We would rent a car, […]


“I do like Christmas on the whole…. In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill.  But it is clumsier every year.” ~E.M. Forster It’s finally over.  The shopping, the wrapping, the unwrapping…the over the river & through the woods.  Ugh.  Finally.  Over.  It’s not that I don’t like Christmas…it’s just that Christmas, like a great many things, annoys the living shit out of me. It’s a time of […]