Monday, June 30, 2014

Poem Potpourri

Dredging the archives, intermittently  contributing to them.

Cheese Without Crackers

I am on herb
and take a long look
at a man on the curb
reading a book.

I take a long look.
A greasy barfly
reading a book
propped up on in his thigh.

A greasy barfly
with grey, withered hands
propped up on his thigh.
It all seems so planned.

Grey withered hands
much older than mine.
It all seems so planned
when he looks in my eyes.

Much older than mine,
his frayed coat and hair,
but when he looks in my eyes
I continue to stare.

His frayed coat and hair,
and eyes with no clarity.
I continue to stare
at our similarity.

Eyes with no clarity,
lost and forlorn.
Our similarity
from when we were born.

Lost and forlorn
like cheese without crackers.
From when we were born
we’ve always been slackers.

Cheese without crackers.
I toss him some cheddar,
slacker to slacker,
and begin to feel better.

I toss him some cheddar,
this man on the curb.
I begin to feel better.
I am on herb.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Song Sundays!

Per Melissa's request!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Song Sundays!

Definitely not the official music video accompanying the song here. Not sure what the hell it is!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

That rug really tied the oval office together.

Work Screenshots

An occasional series.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Should Judd Apatow just quit?

(Slightly debatable) order of directed projects from best to worst:

1. Freaks and Geeks (not debateable. Hands down best.)
2. Undeclared
3. The 40-Year-Old Virgin
4. Knocked Up
5. Funny People
6. This is 40 (not debateable. Hands down worst.)

Incidentally, also the order from oldest to most recent.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Edward Cheserek

From Chris Hansen of the Register-Guard:


The rainy season in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley runs March through June and afternoon thunder showers can quickly turn dirt roads into mud and make them difficult to negotiate.
Wait long enough and they can just as quickly dry out and become drivable again.
Problem was, Edward Cheserek didn’t have any time to spare.
It was June and Cheserek, home for the weekend, had one day to get back to school for final exams — tests he needed to ace in order to receive a scholarship to St. Benedict’s Prep in New Jersey for the coming fall. It was the chance of a lifetime for a 16-year-old from a poor family of sheep and cattle farmers in the remote Kenyan village of Kapker.
“I didn’t have any means to get to school because the roads were bad,” Cheserek recalls. “The passes were so slippery my dad didn’t want to drive me because we would get stuck somewhere.”
So early Sunday morning he woke up, changed clothes and, without breakfast, began to run. Sixty miles and 12 hours later, he arrived at his destination — Kapcherop High School in Elgeyo Marakwet County — exhausted and so sore, he could barely walk for three days.
“It was really hard,” Cheserek says. “I had my pocket money so I just start running, running, running, 10 miles then I stop to eat, and then continue again running. When I got to school my dad call me and say, ‘Hey, where are you Edward?’ and I was like, ‘I just left because I didn’t want to miss my exams.’”
Or his ticket to America.

Gat. Damn.  

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Baseball, Part Deux

In his 7th season.

In his 11th season.

Monday, June 9, 2014

    Norm, you've got time to make your own coal.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Song Sundays!

You got me twisted, Van!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

"The people in history with ruined reputations will not be Lebron James, they will be his critics."

Toupee Watch: Mike Breen

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


This recent video got me going:

And led me to this:

And this:

And, of course, Bo:

Ain't baseball great?

I hope he brings his friend TNA!