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Jan 11 2014

Dammit, I Did It Wrong

My commenters saw through my evil plot: I think, for the year, I will write in prose only; no rhyme and no meter, no scansion, no verse. Iambic pentameter? Perish the notion! We’ll see if my writing gets better… or worse. A year without sonnets, or ballads, or limericks; a year without couplets or bad …

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Jan 10 2014

Giving Up Rhyming For A Year

I think, for the year, I will write in prose only; no rhyme and no meter, no scansion, no verse. Iambic pentameter? Perish the notion! We’ll see if my writing gets better… or worse. A year without sonnets, or ballads, or limericks; a year without couplets or bad villanelles; a year when my thoughts must …

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Jan 07 2014

Oklahoma Satanist Monument Now Fully Funded

That didn’t take long. As of this posting, they have $20,389 $21,455 of their proposed $20,000. I like commenter Randomfactor’s idea; the statue should have built-in webcam eyes. Maybe a few more bucks… reading the various stories on this proposed statue, there is no shortage of volunteers ready to welcome it with open arms (of …

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Dec 31 2013

Live Same-Sex Wedding To Be Part Of New Year’s Tournament Of Roses Parade

At the Tournament Of Roses, There’s a wonderful parade Where the floats are not just beautiful, They’re very strangely made: Every inch of them is covered With a flower, leaf, or twig; They must hide the float’s machinery— Each lever; every rig— It’s a grand show of technology, A flowered tour de force, And it’s …

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Dec 30 2013

Paying It Forward…

as per Ophelia… I plagiarized a poet; I Recycled someone’s rhyme; I composed collaborations, Never thinking it a crime It’s the form of my expression; It’s the narrative I choose; It’s the sharing of ideas— Does it really matter whose? Hey, a sonnet is a sonnet, Make the topic what you will— With a rhyming …

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Dec 15 2013

A Whovian “Regeneration Carol”

Much better than the original date-rape version.

Dec 14 2013

Godless Dollars For Buskers

There’s a busker on the corner With a beat-up old guitar And he’s singing ‘bout some wise men Who were following a star And the night is getting chilly And he’s missed a meal or two Could be sadness; could be frostbite But he’s looking rather blue Stop and listen to his music, And to …

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Oct 31 2013

True Facts About The Cuttlefish

Just watch. Cuttlecap tip to @OnyxOny, via twitter. “Like a lactose-intolerant cheesemaker, the cuttlefish is unaware of its own gifts.” Wonderful.

Oct 30 2013

Wait–It’s JesusWeen Already?

Stack of pocket sized bibles

I hope you have your bibles, in a big stack by the door Cos tonight’s the night (it’s JesusWeen!) that’s what those books are for You can hand them to the costumed kids who plaintively implore “In the name of Christ the Savior, Trick or Treat” They’ll be dressed as saints and sinners as they …

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Sep 24 2013

The Muppets Take The Mall!

The National Mall, that is–the Muppets are moving to the Smithsonian! (Great pics and story at link) ******* Scooter: Places, everyone! Five minutes till curtain! Fozzie Bear: Has anyone seen my hat? Miss Piggie: Now, where did that Hope Diamond go? I was wearing it just a minute ago… Gathering throng outside: It’s time to …

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