the last ten movies i've watched on netflix

The Ten - not funny at all and i fell asleep (one star)
Sunshine - ridiculous and retarded (one star)
Superbad - McLovin what! (five stars)
Ratatouille - Patatoswaltouille. (four stars)
Shoot 'Em Up - give 'em the ole carrot to the eyeball. (three stars)
Ghosts of Cite Soleil - is being an ├╝ber-violent thug in Haiti supposed to be cool? (three stars)
Futurama the Movie: Bender's Big Score - still Futurama, only less so. (two stars)
Safe Men - quirky with a capital irky (two stars)
First Snow - he dies, or is he just hibernating? get it? zzzzzzzzz. (one star)
Hot Rod - cool beans. (three stars)

yeah, so this has not been a real tremendo stretch of filmosity: an average rating of 2.5 for december-january. yucko. and hey, Sicko has been sitting there at the top of my queue -- under "very long wait" -- the whole time.

hopefully the recently released Conan the Barbarian (with Arnold commentary!) will ship soon. yeah, that's what i'm talking about!



sort of juxtaposed

somehow we are so certain
of so many one thing, somewhere
somehow sort of juxtaposed
when we dream and describe it

when we wake to our shaking selves
helpless with laughter in the quiet cold
cold and quiet and about to begin
to believe in the best of no more
beyond compare

but there
there i want to be
alive and asleep in a hotel big bed
out on a balcony screaming
but why?

and yet i want to be

without knowing why
i could sit forever i should
i would stack chairs stack
chairs all day perfect all
day every

but why would i?

and i'd be smiling

about to begin to believe
in the every of everything we talk about
the every that is floating
the every that is light
whatever it is however
it is
and isn't the way the thought arrives like any other
like any other

photo credit: Jeff Kerr


the fortune from my fortune cookie last night

"An alien of some sort will be appearing to you shortly!"

exclamation point, indeed.



poem for a new day

yes indeed there is so much to be had here
so much

certainly much

can't wait for it can't

for sunrise
can't wait for dreams

can't wait for so much