Wednesday, December 4, 2013
THIS POEM IS WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT. IN CASE ANYBODY IS EVER WONDERING. DOWN THERE AT THE OLD HELLMOUTH AT SANTA MONICA AND VERMONT. 'FAITH MATHENY' SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY, EDGAR LEE MASTERS
This poem was included in the original 1915 edition.
AT first you will know not what they mean, And you may never know, And we may never tell you:-- These sudden flashes in your soul, Like lambent lightning on snowy clouds At midnight when the moon is full. They come in solitude, or perhaps You sit with your friend, and all at once A silence falls on speech, and his eyes Without a flicker glow at you:-- You two have seen the secret together, He sees it in you, and you in him. And there you sit thrilling lest the Mystery Stand before you and strike you dead With a splendor like the sun's. Be brave, all souls who have such visions As your body's alive as mine is dead, You're catching a little whiff of the ether Reserved for God Himself.
Edgar Lee Masters
HOLLYWOOD, HOLLYWOOD! THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH COUGARS, ALONG WITH OTHER PREDATORS UPON THE YOUNG, INCLUDING ENGLISH PROFESSOR JEFFREY "ALL JAPANESE MEN FEEL LIKE GIRLS" NISHIMURA, SPANISH PROF MARIO "PROUD OF RIPPING TOURISTS OFF IN THE PORTOBELLO ROAD" RIVERA, ENGLISH ADJUNCT JENNIFER (WHITE MEN!) ALESSI, THAT DISGUSTING COMPUTER SCIENCE GUY FROM LEBANON CAN"T CONTROL A CLASSROOM, AMY "I'VE GOT TEETH! I WANT TENURE!" SIRROTT COMPUTER APPLICATIONS--OH CHEEZ-- MICHAEL "WHO WOULD WANT PRIVACY WHEN THEY COULD HAVE DIVERSITY?" FARREL AND A HOST OF OTHER LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE COMMIE PINKOS! WE BITE BACK, YOU SPINE-FREE WASTERS!
Pussycat, pussycat--and the Hollywood Sign
Excerpt: National Geographic has released amazing new images of a cougar living near central Los Angeles. (I'd rather run into that than a lot of other things that are living near central Los Angeles. Looks pretty old and tame. Is that a flea collar? Kate)
YAY, KIDS! MAJORITY OF 18 TO 24 YEAR OLDS SUPPORT RECALL OF OBAMA FROM OFFICE: COMIN' RIGHT AT CHA, LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE! BY DANIEL GREENFIELD
Excerpt: These are bad numbers. Really, really bad. What is interesting about the Harvard University’s Institute of Politics millennial poll is that it subdivides older millennials (25-29) from younger millenials (18-24). And it’s the latter group that is more predictive and its verdict is wholly negative
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Here's me crying about my height.
The Beloved Daniel Greenfield: Manufacturing Intolerance
Excerpt: Intolerance has become identity. If you define your minority identity on the left’s terms, then if you aren’t being oppressed, you aren’t real. And if you constantly read accounts about other members of your group being discriminated against and those experiences don’t match yours; you begin to wonder if something isn’t wrong with you. If maybe you aren’t really an authentic member of the group.
[DUDES! I am 67 years old and have just found out I have suffering from Tallism all my life! I only just learnt that people under 5'4" are suffering from shortism! or something--and there's me thinking I can take my pick of the tall men or the short men all my life and enjoying every freaking minute of it and there seems to be no end! Obama is so racistly tallist and so is that skank Mooch...and by the way, YABOO to you, you Los Angeles City Colleges CIPHERS -- six years of my life in HELL -- HAPPY SKANKSGIVING TO YOU. I hope some of you young guys are waking up to that place.]
Monday, October 28, 2013
Pro-Obamacare Congressional Staffer Shocked as It Triples her Premium. By Daniel Greenfield
Supper at Emmaus. Caravaggio.
Jews and the People Who Love Them. By Janice Fiamengo
Excerpt: It may be that my initial love of Jews, based as it was on little more than a feeling, an impression, could be said to have been as irrational and inexplicable as the Jew-hatred that many feel who have themselves known no Jews (as Solway reports is the case in Japan and South Korea, for example). On the contrary, I believe it was quite explicable and defensible, and has been abundantly confirmed as I have come to know Jews: it was a simple recognition of a brilliant, resilient, life-affirming people whom it is abundantly good to have in the world. I cannot help but feel now that Jew hatred is a perverse recognition of that fact—that Jews are indeed a source of light, and that some people hate the light.