Monday, June 25, 2007

Love Is In The Air

Current mood: intrigued

Category: Romance and Relationships

Hello.......Dear I am ALBERT .I am 46yrs of age i am divorced with one Kid....i live alone i have been divorced long ago but now a friend of mine introduced me on here to come on here to look for the woman of my dream if i can see because he found his own legal wife on here ..... So i was browsing through profiles when i came across your profile such a wonderful one and a nice pic to go with ....I like to know you better hope you don't mind? you can reply me if you are intrested ok Here is my yahoo messanger id (redacted) send me mails to (redacted) ok Take good care of yourself and have a wonderful day ahead ok



A man who writes this well could talk me into almost anything.



This one's from Ishmael -- unless it's also from Albert.

hi cute. Am a single man,little hearted compassionate person,matured mind man and also like getting out and having a good time like most people do.Am loving,caring,honest,trust worthy,responsible and most of it i am really down to heart.I am a very simple man,who loves to play volleyball and basketball.Am new on this dating site and am looking for a good companion who is ready for a long term relationship.I love to have lots of fun,swimming,dancing,travelling,cooking,singing.I will like to meet new person who really know what's going on in life and aren't just playing at it.Someone that is honest,loving,caring,trustworthy,tenderhearted,God's fearing with sense of humour i will like to chat with you at yahoo message so please can you add me to your list through this id..if you are intersted in me..this my id (redacted) thx you very much and my the God Lord bless you..


So many men, so little time. Let's cut to the chase: I want a man exactly like the last one I fell in love with -- just not as nuts.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Cable TV News: Is It News or Entertainment?

Current mood: missing Edward R. Murrow

Category: News and Politics

From YAHOO! News

Search continues for pregnant Ohio woman

By THOMAS J. SHEERAN, Associated Press Writer1 hour, 23 minutes ago

About 600 volunteers turned out to search for a nearly nine months pregnant woman Saturday, the third straight day searchers picked through rural areas of eastern Ohio.

Ned Davis, the father of 26-year-old Jessie Davis, begged volunteers to continue their efforts.

"Please help," he said Saturday in an interview with MSNBC. "Please don't quit. Please don't quit until we find Jessie."


Not much chance of that happening. Jessie is a stunningly attractive, young white female. She's pregnant, and the father of her unborn baby is a black man. The search - and the frenzied media coverage - will continue.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

What's In A Name?

Current mood: litigious

Category: News and Politics


N.Z. couple can't name their son '4real'

2 hours, 31 minutes ago

New Zealand authorities have blocked a couple's bid to officially name their new son "4real," saying numerals are not allowed.

Pat and Sheena Wheaton said they decided to name their new baby "4real" shortly after having an ultrasound and being struck by the reality of his impending arrival.

"For most of us, when we try to figure out what our names mean, we have to look it up in a babies book and ... there's no direct link between the meaning and the name," Pat Wheaton told TV One on Wednesday. "With this name, everyone knows what it means."

But when the parents filed the name with New Zealand's Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, they were told names beginning with a number were against the rules.

The government office has opened negotiations with the parents about the name under a policy that says all unusual names must be given case-by-case consideration.

"The name has not at this stage been rejected," Registrar-General Brian Clarke said in a statement Thursday. "We are currently in discussions with the parents ... to clarify the situation."

Clarke said the rules are designed to prevent names that are "likely to cause offense to a reasonable person." Satan and Adolf Hitler were proposed names that have been declined, he said.

If no compromise has been reached by July 9, the baby will be registered as "real," officials say.
New Zealand law requires all children born in the South Pacific nation to be registered with the Births, Deaths and Marriages registry within two months of birth.


If 4real is rejected, the parents could name the baby Ginuwine, the name adopted by an American R&B singer and actor whose birth name was Elgin Baylor Lumpkin. (LUMPKIN?)

Worst case scenario: Ginuwine sues the N.Z. family for unauthorized use of his name, Elgin Baylor sues Ginuwine's parents for unauthorized use of his name, and Lumpkin gets off Scot-free.


Update: Elgin Baylor Lumpkin (born October15, 1970 in Washington, D.C.), known by his stage name Ginuwine, is an American R&B singer and an occasional actor.

Signed to Epic Records since the mid-1990s, Ginuwine has released a number of platinum-selling albums and singles, becoming one of the most successful R&B artists of his period. (from Wikipedia)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Letting Go (Haiku)

Current mood: resolute

Category: Romance and Relationships

If you love someone,
set him free; if he comes back
to you, call the cops.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Don't Shit Where You Live (If You Live In Your Head)

Current mood: inscrotable

Category: Writing and Poetry


Confucius say man
who say his life stink need to
take head out of ass,
then open eyes, embrace world,
find joy in everyday things.

(From Deeplip's novella-in-verse Unreqwerty'd Love: the story of belle and play.)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

You Can't Get There From Here

Current mood: dedicatory

Category: Writing and Poetry

Watermelon Sugar (Shakespearean Sonnet)

Epigraph: The deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar. (Richard Brautigan)

The Sixties were the time to come of age
With all the sex and drugs and rock and roll
The Beatles, Hunter Thompson, Jimmy Page
They left their mark on every young man's soul

But even the most fatuous of men
Who vainly seeks to recreate his youth
Discovers that you can't go home again
A bitter pill - but nonetheless the truth

And if he could go home again, he'd find
The world he lived in forty years ago
Does not exist, except within his mind
And wishful thinking will not make it so

The dreams of youth are swallowed up in time
And watermelon sugar turns to slime


Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Current mood: forgiving

Category: Writing and Poetry

Different Strokes

Had I four legs
instead of two,
perhaps I would appeal to you.

Were I your
Mother, Aunt, or Sis,
I might get more than just a kiss.

And you might think me
if only I ate excrement.

Those clips I found
on my PC?
("Bad Girls of Bestiality")

They told me why
we don't make love.
Alas, I'm none of the above.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Current mood: resigned

Category: Romance and Relationships

To save his life, hiker cuts off arm

Pinned by an 800-pound boulder in a narrow canyon, the outdoorsman resorts to drastic steps.

Compiled from Times wires © St. Petersburg Times published May 3, 2003

Hiking his way through a 3-foot-wide section of Utah's Blue John Canyon, Aron Ralston had no warning before the giant boulder shifted onto him, pinning his right arm in a crack in the canyon wall.

He had been stuck for four days when his water ran out. On the sixth day, the 27-year-old mountain climber knew there was only one way he could survive.
Using a pocketknife, Ralston cut off his own arm.


I recently ended a relationship with a man I was living with. Separating from him was excruciatingly painful and absolutely necessary.

Love had nothing to do with it. He was the love of my life, but I had to cut him loose. Cutting off my arm would have been easier.

It's amazing what we're capable of doing when we find ourselves in a hopeless situation.

Rattle-rattle, rattle-rattle, Bing. Boomlay, boomlay, boomlay, BOOM

Current mood: anti-establishment

Category: Writing and Poetry

"Rattle-rattle, rattle-rattle,
Boomlay, boomlay, boomlay, BOOM,"

[With a philosophic pause.]

A roaring, epic, rag-time tune
From the mouth of the Congo
To the Mountains of the Moon.

(excerpted from "Congo" by Vachel Lindsay)


That poem would never fly today. Bad enough that it rhymes - it also makes use of onomatopoeia. That's a "no-no".

Is "no-no" itself a no-no?. I'm tempted to flip-flop on that one.


Not one teeny tiny bit
of onomatopoeia!

No click clacks
from the railroad tracks,
no rabbits
hippity hopping.

No horses
clippity clopping.
No tick tocks
from Grandfather clocks,
and from fishes,
no flip flopping.

No splish splashing, oeitha!

(From Deeplip's Little Book of Poems about Poetry and Poets)