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Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 18 2013

For The WiS2 Crowd

Wish I could be there, instead of grading seventeen stacks of stuff here. I hear there is a lot of good stuff going on, and a vocal handful trying to deny that. Anyway, I don’t have time for more, but this one from not that long ago seems all too appropriate again: There was poison …

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May 16 2013

“Foggy Bottom” Ink Review

Foggy Bottom

I purchased this ink, To be honest, I think For the picture adorning the bottle. It’s a cuttle with quill, And it gave me a thrill In a way that–in truth–not a lot’ll. With the ink smoothly flowing My pleasure is showing (I’ve never been one to be subtle) To conclude my review It’s a …

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May 14 2013

Someone Kiss The Bride For Me!

So I just got back (never announce your departures–it’s like leaving a “rob my house” sign on your door) from many days of driving, smiling, lifting, hauling, driving, shivering, waiting, driving, greeting, hugging, driving, and driving. With very little chance to check email (students who did not come to class for the last half of …

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May 10 2013

We’re Number One! (Wait, That’s A Bad Thing…)

Shockingly, rockingly, Scientist monitors Looked at the bullet we’d Hoped we had ducked Argue no longer for Periodicity— Carbon’s new record means Humans are fucked. Yup. Carbon Dioxide levels in the atmosphere are higher they have been in the history of humankind. The highest in over six thousand three million years. The New York Times …

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May 10 2013

Women Of The Western Wall

Jerusalem has seen the light And said that women have the right To worship at the wall. To Ultra-Orthodox, this slight Can’t be condoned at all. And so, when women came to pray Together at the wall today, It seemed the worst of shocks! The men have morals to obey– So, pelted them with rocks! …

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May 09 2013

On Monsters

He’s a monster; he’s not human— He’s the devil in disguise! The embodiment of evil; You can see it in his eyes! No iota of morality No evidence of soul Where a man should have a human heart This demon has a hole. His behavior was horrific— Inexcusable, in fact; No real human could have …

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May 07 2013

Where The Hell Are The Bees?

The forsythia bloomed at the edge of the yard An explosion of yellow and gold; An abundance of nectar—but where were the bees? Disappearing… or so I’ve been told. So, yeah, the first few lawn-mowings of spring used to be a harrowing affair. My yard has a border of forsythia on one side, which used …

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May 06 2013

Miracle In Cleveland

Thank god! Our prayers are answered! It’s a miracle, you know! We are celebrating, crying joyful tears! God decided, in his wisdom, That he’d let these poor girls go After keeping them imprisoned ten full years. It’s a proof that god is mighty It’s a proof that god is good God will make this bastard …

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May 05 2013

Christian Bigots Claim Oppressed Minority Status

Pity the Christians who dare to speak out— Who defer to the bible’s authority— Three-fourths of the nation, we’ve lost all our clout, And become the most hated minority In our great country’s past—in our halcyon days— When our Christian beliefs were shown deference, Why, we Christians could say what we like about gays, And …

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May 04 2013

Wait… Shoes Don’t Have To Hurt?

I love my shoes. I love my shoes! My feet no longer sing the blues I’ve tried them all—I’ve paid my dues And now—at last—I love my shoes! I’ve tried the best of hiking boots On crowded streets and private routes (I’ve even worn them with my suits) My feet don’t care for hiking boots …

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