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Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 22 2011

Some Thoughts On Mabus

Some thoughts on Mabus. First. What is public is not much thus far. Stephane Giroux reports via twitter “Bipolar, compounded by alcohol and substance abuse, psy report sez. Hence the rehab while awaiting next court date.” That next scheduled court date is Dec. 2. That’s pretty much the extent of what is available at present. …

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Sep 22 2011

One Million Moms Don’t Like Schweddy Balls

“One Million Moms” are marching In the grocery stores and malls To protest execution? No! To protest Schweddy Balls! They’ll send their waves of emails, With their keyboards at the ready; It’s not the excess calories— The name says “Balls” and “Schweddy” “We’re looking for a million moms” They have not got them yet But …

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Sep 21 2011

Advice For An Executioner

Brush away the doubts you had If ever they existed Forget the hints of innocence You must be iron-fisted Forget that seven witnesses Were pressed, they say, to lie; Cos someone killed a cop, you see So someone’s got to die. Push aside the arguments Of bias in the system The courts have heard them …

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Sep 21 2011

If Cole Porter Were An Evolutionary Psychologist…

It’s a reproductive message And I’m passing it along I read it in my DNA And wrote it in this song It’s just a reproductive message A reproductive message to you It’s an imperative of nature It’s not just my excuse There is no greater calling Than “survive and reproduce” It’s an imperative of nature …

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Sep 20 2011

Blag Hag

Ok, so for people like me who obsess over meter and verse, some things are weird. Symmetry is one of them. So go and welcome “Blag Hag” Jen McCreight, who has upset the symmetry of our FTB homepage, and tell her Cuttlefish has a nervous tic that’s all her fault. Ok, you don’t have to …

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Sep 20 2011

Things Governments Are (Apparently) Good At

To tell our teachers what to teach Is governmental overreach— In doing so, of course, you breach The constitution A government is not complex Just big enough in some respects To say who can and can’t have sex… And executions.

Sep 20 2011

The Unknowable and the Unknown

I ponder the unknowable I do it all the time I introspect and navel-gaze And most of it in rhyme It gives me job security— A niche to call my own— Unknowables are permanent, Unlike the mere unknown. Unsolvable conundrums Are my favorite sorts of stuff Impossibly attractive, I Just cannot get enough They have …

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Sep 20 2011

Humbling

There’s a new Shel Silverstein book out.

Sep 19 2011

No News On Mabus

Today is the day Dennis Markuze, AKA David Mabus, was scheduled to appear in court after his 30-day psych evaluation. No reports yet in Quebec news outlets; if you know of anything, I would love to hear it. I hope it went well for him, whatever the outcome. Secondarily, I hope we’re not about to …

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Sep 19 2011

Headline Muse, 9/19

Though the homophobes all rue the day Those in charge know they’re doing ok It’s the final death knell For Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Starting Tuesday, it’s fine to be gay Headline: Pentagon: Military ready for gay ban repeal Tuesday So will chaplains be allowed to perform ceremonies?

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