Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hard Times - Heavy Rotation

This is one of the most powerful, yet completely unlistenable albums ever recorded. I've become reaquainted with it after almost a decade and I just cant stop playing it over and over again.....

Monday, November 17, 2008

good morning (eight words)

your scowling face.
it exhausts me.
i'm spent.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Todays Eight Word Poem

The Army has opened a recruitment center in a local mall here. The dramatic duotone Posters all of the inside of the train say it features several simulators: Apache, Blackhawk & Humvee, and that they have an arcade and cafe.

As a guy, these simulation things look fun, but only because they are not real. Now that I am an adult I dont take for granted for a single minute how very different and horrifying the real experience must be. Nor can I fully express the gratitude that I have that their are people willing to defend us when called.

I'm curious how effective this new recruitment angle will be at attracting the video gaming kids of today. I can remember a recruiter cornering me in a hallway of my High School

Joe the Recruiter: (dressed impressivley with lots of medals and insignia and stripes)"So what are your plans after High School."

Teenage SB: (also dressed impressivley in an Iron Maiden 3/4 sleeve concert t-shirt and some well worn black corderoys) "Uhhhh...going to college"

Joe the Recruiter: (physically blocking SB from going to the lunchroom. An all around BAD move if you want SB to ever join your little Army) "We have over 100 different jobs that can give you real world experience AND give you money for college. What is it that you plan to study?"

Teenage SB: ""

Joe the Recruiter: (silence)

So this morning, I saw someone had scrawled something in ballpoint on one of these posters. I was doubly delighted to see that it was eight words long. Here's what it said:

It is a war crime
to recruit children

hope (haiku)

children at the wake
an ugly girl with flowers
unopened presents

Thursday, November 13, 2008

curse of the provider

Some men spend a lifetime
trying to be
the best worker

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

here comes the tide (haiku)

i know how this ends
it is inevitable
i just dont know when

Monday, November 03, 2008

Fill the void with Viagra ads on November 5th (eight words)

I'm looking forward
to messages
unapproved by

Philly was rough on the Rays

Philly was rough on the Rays
Originally uploaded by steakbellie.
The Phillies Parade pretty much wiped out Halloween for the people of Philadelphia. At least as far as adults dressing up anyway. Here's a guy who combined the two for an awesome dead Rays Zombie.

Thats the funny thing about Halloween, you can flavor your costume any of four ways.

You can be a Bride
You can be a sexy Bride
You can be a dead Bride
or you can be a sexy dead Bride.