Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Poetry stirs the imagination
like a swizzle stick
and sounds just as stupid.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

O! Smug Ocean

The ocean slaps the shore on the back
and crushes the coastline
with a hardy hand shake.
The ocean is a smarmy erosion salesman.

The ocean is not as deep as he thinks.

The ocean is a vampire.
He shrinks in the daylight.
He sinks his fjords into the earth
and bleeds the land dry.

The ocean is in love,
swaying and swooning
on the whim of the moon.

The ocean is a bastard,
a goddamn smug bastard,

-- the meteors fall;
the core erupts;
fire broils the atmosphere;
life ceases to crawl 
in, out, and through him;
he bubbles and laughs --

biding his time until the world dies.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Wish List

If you find yourself with some extra money in your pocket and you feel like buying something for yours truly, I've compiled a list of things I desire:

  • Books
    See also my Goodreads to-buy list
    • Beyond the Blue Event Horizon, Frederick Pohl
    • Borges: Collected Fiction, Jorge Luis Borges
    • Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser
    • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig
    • 2011 Writers Market Deluxe Edition
    • The World According to Garp, John Irving (Thank you, The Magster)
    • Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clark
    • A Man Without a Country, Kurt Vonnegut (Thank you, Melis)
    • Red Prophet, Orson Scott Card (Thank you, Melis)
    • Speaker for the Dead (and Xenocide and Children of the Mind), Orson Scott Card (Thank you, Pancake Wrangler and Melis)
    • anything by Philip K Dick
    • anything by Robert Heinlein
      • Starship Troopers
      • The Cat Who Walked Through Walls
    • anything by Chuck Palahniuk
      • Fight Club
      • Pygmy
      • Survivor (Thank you, Ulala)
    • The Song of Ice and Fire, George R R Martin (books 1 - 4 - 5)
      • Game of Thrones
      • Clash of Kings
      • Storm of Swords
      • Feast for Crows
      • Dance with Dragons

  • Comics
    See also my Goodreads to-buy list
    • Atland, Nate Piekos, issues 1 - 10
    • Civil War, Marvel, trade paperback (or issues 2 - 7)
    • Buckaroo Banzai: The Return of the Screw, Moonstone, trade paperback (issues 1 - 3) (Thank you, TunaHell & TunaHelper)
    • The Walking Dead, Image, trade paperbacks 1 - 13 or volumes 1 - 6 (issues 1 - 72)
    • Preacher, Vertigo, trade paperbacks 1 - 8 - 9 (Thank you, The Magster and TunaHell & TunaHelper)
    • Serenity: Those Left Behind, Dark Horse, trade paperback (issues 1 - 3) (Thank you, TunaHell & TunaHelper)
    • Serenity: Better Days, Dark Horse, trade paperback (issues 1 - 3) (Thank you, TunaHell & TunaHelper)
    • Maus: A Survivor's Tale, Art Spiegelman, parts 1 & 2
    • Y: The Last Man, Vertigo, trade paperbacks 2 - 10 (issues 6 - 60)
  • Music
    • Plans, Death Cab for Cutie
    • Modern Times, Bob Dylan
    • Rotary Downs, Rotary Downs
    • Without You I'm Nothing, Placebo (Thank you, The Magster's Parents)
    • Black Holes and Revelations, Muse (Thank you, The Magster's Parents)
    • Give Up, The Postal Service
    • Best of Bowie, David Bowie
    • Narrow Stairs, Death Cab for Cutie
    • Can't Maintain, Andrew Jackson Jihad
    • Suburbs, Arcade Fire
    • Queen's Greatest Hit, Queen
  • DVDs
    • Lucky # Slevin (Thank you, The Magster)
    • Bubble Boy
    • Adaptation (Thank you, Lil Sis)
    • Army of Darkness (Thank you, The Magster)
    • Wet, Hot, American Summer (Thank you, Lil Sis)
    • Princess Mononoke (Thank you, Lil Sis)
    • Team America: World Police
    • Battlestar Galactica, seasons 1 - 4
    • Lost, seasons 1 2 - 6 (Thank you, Ulala)
    • Superbad (Thank you, I can't remember who)
    • Dexter, seasons 1 - 4
  • Items
    • 25 - 100 DVD vertical rack (Thank you, The Magster)
    • wooden pipe
    • leather wallet (Thank you, TunaHell and TunaHelper)
    • liquor decanters (Thank you, The Magster's parents and Lil Sis)
  • Expensive Items
    • four-string electric bass guitar and amp
    • digital camera (Thank you, TunaHell and TunaHelper)
    • iPod Touch

UPDATE: I've continued to add to this list of wishes. Also, I put a link to it in Info for Stalkers Notable Posts section.

UPDATE 2: Thank you to everyone who got me a gift, whether it was on this list or not.

Circa Now