Thursday, August 23, 2007

From YAHOO! Sports:

Stephon Marbury defends Michael Vick, calls dogfighting a sport

August 22, 2007

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury defended Michael Vick, calling dogfighting a sport and comparing it to hunting.

Marbury spoke Monday about the federal dogfighting conspiracy charges against Vick while promoting his basketball shoe in Albany, N.Y.

"I think it's tough," Marburt said, according to Albany TV station Capital News 9. "I think, you know, we don't say anything about people who shoot deer or shoot other animals.You know, from what I hear, dogfighting is a sport. It's just behind closed doors."


He's got a point. To be boiled alive, shotgunned from the back of a Range Rover, or shackled upside down, throat slit, bleeding to death is no picnic, either. For the sake of our humanity (if not for the sake of the animals) let's not fight them, hunt them or eat them.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Fun With Poetry

FAMOUS LOVE POEMS (rewritten in haiku form for seniors)

Shall I compare thee
to a .... to a ... Damn! It's on
the tip of my tongue.....

(William Shakespeare)

How do I love thee?
You crazy old coot, how does
anyone love you?

(Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

T.S. Eliot Remixed and Remastered

In the room the women come and go
Talking of Oprah and J-Lo.

In the room the women are comin' and goin'
Talking of Paris and Lindsay Lohan

What Dorothy Parker Should Have Said

Girls don't have adventures
With men who wear dentures.

Assphodel (after William Carlos Williams' Asphodel)

It is difficult to get the news from pussy
yet men die miserably every day
for lack of what is found there.