Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I Should Resist This Degrading Donkey-Work in Favor of My Own Writing Wherein Contentment Surely Lies

Planet went bowling this past weekend, sent me the above photo of a bowling ball spotted and immediately photographed. It's been added to Blogroll Right and I posted it a few nights ago for an overnight post to her, thought I'd add it in this post so it's in the permanent archives, plus these are my hell weeks at work, the three weeks a year (this is the middle week) when I don't trust my fury's targeting (I mean more than usual) and express frustrated fury in sentences like this one as a result, and me as bowling ball serves as apt and fortunately timed gag.


Simon Armitage

Compiling this landmark anthology of poetry in English
about dogs and musical instruments is like swimming through bricks.
To date, I have only, “On the Death of Mrs. McTuesday’s Pug,
Killed by a Falling Piano,” a somewhat obvious choice.
True, an Aeolian harp whispers alluringly
in the background of the anonymous sonnet, “The Huntsman’s
but beyond that — silence.

I should resist this degrading donkey-work in favor of my own
wherein contentment surely lies.
But A. Smith stares smugly from the reverse of the twenty pound
and when my bank manager guffaws,
small particles of saliva stream like a meteor shower
through the infinity of dark space
between his world and mine.


  1. "Angry
    motherfucking Democrats"
    +/- 0.06%

    Going to Congress for authorization to use force = +0.06%?

    You couldn't possibly agree, I know. Especially during fury week.

    Bonus Aargh:

    Fury week @ work = pon farr? Who makes silly Star Trek allusions?

    Who love ya', babee?

  2. Simon Armitage's poem named after Adam Smith's most famous book reminds me of my intention to read John Whitfield's 2006 book In the Beat of a Heart: Life, Energy, and the Unity of Nature

    For centuries, scientists have dreamt of discovering an underlying unity to nature. Science now offers powerful explanations for both the dazzling diversity and striking similarities seen in the living world. Life is complicated. It is truly the entangled bank that Charles Darwin described. But scientists are now discovering that energy is the unifying force that joins all life on Earth. Visionary biologists have advanced a new theory that explains how the natural world from the tiniest amoeba to the greatest rain forest is constructed, providing a fresh perspective on the essential interconnectivity of living systems. This revolutionary theory explains a variety of phenomena helping us understand why a shrew eats its body weight in food each day, why a mammal's heart beats about 1 billion times in its lifetime, why there are no trees as tall as the Eiffel Tower, and why more species live at the Earth's equator than at its poles. By looking at how living things use energy, we can answer these and myriad other intriguing potentially important to biology as Newton's insights were to physics.

  3. Ain't Syria last week's news? Slowpokes.

  4. Hint: when you need a question answered, GGW isn't the place to get it answered. Let's start with their deep analysis comparing a United deal to the giant fucking blowjob the Lerners got. That pretty much sums up GGW's generic and collective intellectual capacity right there. They're fuckwits.

    1. Just trying to see if there's a damn left. Not so far.

  5. Which is not to say that a United stadium deal would be good for the city or the neighborhood, by the way. Or bad. But it doesn't matter, because fuck-you jig.

  6. "I'm well aware who the dumb motherfucker is here." Yeah, him. You fucked up: you trusted him.

  7. Also, does he have a bowling ball named after him? I think not.

  8. One more thing: what's up with your links that don't link? Too much editing?

    1. I claim internet skeeviness why also admitting my fair share of user error.

      True and true. Hugs and kisses.