An awesome poem.
We should all be
This, my friends, is the greatest breakfast cereal in the history of breakfast cereals:
So The New Yorker has a very sad and amusing story about wealthy political donors and how needy they are for attention from President Obama. He, true to his political and personal nature, barely participates in that courtship dance, while Republican politicians seem to be quite, um, promiscuous with their donors. And it seems that Obama's reluctance to smooch babies-diapered-with-cash has hurt his reelection campaign fundraising because his previous donors are miffed that he hasn't paid enough attention to them (not surprisingly, President Clinton is a master of flattering billionaires).
I am obsessed with lists. Well, since I am medicated for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, I guess that means that I'm officially obsessed with lists. Here is a Top Ten List of the Most Horrifying Moments in the Bible.
Ron Padgett is one of my very favorite poets. He's so funny and wise and moves in such unexpected directions. Here's a great one:
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I am always interested in the people in films who have just had a drink thrown in their faces. Sometimes they react with uncontrollable rage, but sometimes-my favorites-they do not change their expressions at all...
You know, this one time, I saw SpongeBob at the Wellpinit Powwow, and he was Chicken Dancing...
Patton Oswalt, one of our greatest comedians, gave the keynote speech at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival this year and it's revelatory.
The fundamental changes in the comedy world mirror the fundamental changes in the literary world.
And Oswalt's challenges to artists and Hollywood are fascinating...
The late Grant McLennan, solo and with The Go-Betweens, was a songwriting genius. Here's my favorite song of his: