Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Pledge of Allegiance

I never knew that the Pledge of Allegiance was such a young tradition. I had always figured that it was as old as the flag itself.

Saturday, June 24, 2006


life and death are an
existential datastream
of ones and zeros.

Friday, June 23, 2006


"Zach is 36% gay!

Loosen up my straight mate! These days women like a man with some softer edges to grab onto."

Results from the Gay-O-Meter test.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Help Wanted

The phone rang. Alex was sitting on the couch watching Batman reruns. He eyed the phone suspiciously and hesitated before standing up, picking up the receiver, and answering. The voice on the line was female and shy. She said, “I’m calling about the want ad in the paper.” Alex waited for her to continue. “Is it … is it serious?” she asked. For the fourth time that morning Alex regretted ever putting the job post in the Help Wanted section of the New City Herald. The ad read:

Superhero seeks sidekick. Must be a self-starter and able to take direction. Powers a plus. Some typing required. Serious applicants only. Call 555-5576 for more information. EOE
“Yes, it’s serious,” Alex replied with a sigh. The last person to call had just started laughing at this point. Alex mentally braced himself for a barrage of taunting.

“Well, uh, how do I, like, apply?”

It was Alex’s turn to ask, “Are you serious?”

There was a moment of silence, then the female voice said, “Well, yeah, if … you are.” Alex stammered an assurance. He was amazed, and a little skeptical, that someone was finally taking his want ad seriously. Is it just someone playing along to get a good laugh at my expense? Or is this one real? Despite his reservations, Alex suggested a time and place for an interview the next day. The voice on the other end agreed.

Alex set the receiver back in the cradle and sat back into the couch. Batman and Robin were battling henchmen with Bam! and Pow! springing from their landed punches. The two ended up back-to-back. They ducked in unison and let two villains punch each other over their heads. A smile slowly spread across Alex’s face.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Hire Me

Gimme a job!

Friday, June 09, 2006


the butterfly lands,
is smashed in a metal hand.
what is its function?

Monday, June 05, 2006


butterflies flutter.
the robot extends an arm
to catch an insect.

Saturday, June 03, 2006


life moves around it.
what does all this data mean?
the robot wonders.

Friday, June 02, 2006


I got my diploma in the mail today!

Now if only I could get a job in the mail.

Circa Now