Re: Poetry slam

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Shall I compare the to a summer's day? Don't forget to pick up my shirts at the dry cleaners.


Posted by: MAE | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 7:49 AM
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I have eaten
The plums
That were in
The icebox

And which
You were probably
Saving
For breakfast

If you got
Some more
On your way home
That would be good


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 7:54 AM
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While rescuing his princess from a nefarious sort,
Kindly King Bowser composed a retort,
"This flower of mine
I shall treat as divine,
And ply with fine dinners,
And water with wine,
And should ever the day be a marvelous thing,
I'll let her show late,
Say around ten fifteen."
And holed up within his imposing stone fort,
Thus was the manner King Bowser held court.


Posted by: Mentioner | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 7:58 AM
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Love is all around
I will visit my health insurance company
And burn it to the fucking ground.
Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you,
Fuck your hipster clientele and
Fuck your appointment to the New York Fed,
And fuck you twice if I lose sight in my right eye.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 8:05 AM
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Should we be concerned about Flip's state of health?


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 8:08 AM
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It's generally fine, but I really resent their silent implication that I am taking a certain medication for the recreational purpose of not going fucking blind. For the moment I assume that the issue is the off-label, though documented, application.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 8:17 AM
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Oh, I thought 3 was about Mario before checking the other place.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 8:18 AM
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Be in by 10 or 10:15.

He wooed her with sufficient vigor that she will need one hour ( plus/minus 15 minutes) of extra sleep to recover. That's not bad for 77 years old.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 8:19 AM
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Are we talking glaucoma here, or have you lost me completely? I think probably the latter, given that the medication I'm thinking of isn't available legally at all in this state as far as I'm aware.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 8:20 AM
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6: Oh, dear. CA has a similar problem (with a different company), but I think people enjoy imputing drug-seeking behavior to your age-and-gender. My mother, however, can go to the doctor and say she has a headache and they'll respond with, "You poor dear! Have some morphine!"*

*True thing.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 8:21 AM
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The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
and says to itself
my god, what have I done?


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 8:21 AM
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9: There are some prescription synthetic equivalents, though I too have no idea if that's what we're talking about.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 8:22 AM
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9: That is much easier to get then prescriptions from one's ins. co. Although both deliver!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 8:22 AM
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Er, than.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 8:22 AM
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Destiny has proclaimed for all Time
That our souls and bodies were meant to intertwine.
Be there tonight by 9,
Or else I'm gone.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 8:32 AM
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Do not go gentle into that good night
Without a coat
It's cold out
You're making me feel cold just to look at you


Posted by: conflated | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 8:39 AM
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Your love is like a red, red rose.
Not quite fire-engine red, but similar.
Did you find those files on the fire department levy?


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 8:50 AM
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"'Those platonists are a curse,' he said,
God's fire upon the wane,
A diagram hung there instead,
Christ, didn't I tell you not to make your figures in Excel?"


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 8:52 AM
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Not glaucoma, sadly.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 8:55 AM
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I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. I got some great shots.
If you give me your email I'll send you the Flickr link."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 9:01 AM
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I don't think he's instructing her to be in by 10, 10:15. I think he dropped the subject: [I will] be in by 10.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 9:21 AM
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I think he's directing her. According to an article I skimmed about 50 Shades of Grey, being a petulant micro-manager like that is supposed to be teh hott these days.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 9:24 AM
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21: Possible, but I think it would be more standard to say "In by 10" if he meant that.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 9:25 AM
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Perhaps it's meant to be a measurement of length, rather than time, and he's just bragging.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 9:36 AM
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Love is not all; it is not meat nor drink
Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain
Starting at $149/night,
will match any valid and confirmable rate offered.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 9:43 AM
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Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her;
If you can bounce high, bounce for her too,
Till she cry "Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover,
Let's go shopping for some stuff that isn't gold.
You're more of a winter and it isn't doing you any favors."


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 10:27 AM
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I think maybe I did that wrong.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 10:30 AM
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There is no wrong, only Zuul.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 10:36 AM
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Dust hath closed Helen's eye;
please speak to the cleaners.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 10:42 AM
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Mon couer s'ouvre a ta voix
Comme s'ouvrent les fleurs
But could you maybe take it off speakerphone?

This is dedicated to the attorney one office over.
xo
Mr. S


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 10:58 AM
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So apparently I'm supposed to write something for administration explaining why none of my philosophy courses have student outcomes in the psychomotor domain. I'm trying to think of something to say other than "Philosophy is a purely mental discipline" or "What is the sound of one hand clapping."


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:12 AM
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Tonight I can write the saddest lines.

Write for example, "The night is shattered
and the blue stars shiver in the distance."

The night wind revolves in the sky and sings.

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
I loved her, and sometimes we g-chatted.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:13 AM
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So apparently I'm supposed to write something for administration explaining why none of my philosophy courses have student outcomes in the psychomotor domain.

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Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:18 AM
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Closing pause/play might be one psychomotor skill I should work on.

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Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:21 AM
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The name of my Talking Heads/Motorhead tribute band is Talking Motorheads. But Psychomotor was my second choice.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:28 AM
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"Psychomotor, qu'est-ce c'est?"


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:30 AM
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(Sorry.)


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:31 AM
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37: No. Seriously. Qu'est-ce que c'est?


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:32 AM
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Among other things, apparently it is, at least in some places, the new name for what we olds are accustomed to calling "gym class" or "PE". My friend's 9-year-old is all, "In psychomotor the other day..." What the fuck, yo.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:34 AM
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39: It's a motorpsycho nightmare.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:35 AM
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There is a big indoor playroom at the kids' daycare, and everyone calls it the Gross Motor Room, which kind of cracks me up.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:36 AM
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"Psych! O'Motor" is when an Irishman plays a trick on you, replacing your car's engine with a potato.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:37 AM
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Well I can't top that.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:41 AM
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Sure you can: chives and sour cream.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:42 AM
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Our future daycare is packed to the gills with "manipulables" which, apparently, is what we're now calling what I would have called "baby toys".


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:43 AM
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31: This seems defeatist. You should posit that instruction in philosophy improves mental function which results in greater ability to perform several tasks at once. Then you prove this with a study showing that college students that take philosophy classes are better at juggling. Other Unfoggetarians can help with creating results that are statistically significant and and still plausible.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:49 AM
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Gotta start that math education early.


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:49 AM
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Surely pushing a fat guy in front of a trolley counts as a psychomotor skill?

[Oh, that's just a theoretical exercise? Never mind, then.]


Posted by: MAE | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:50 AM
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45: The good thing about this is that the proclivity of toddlers to deliver groin shots provides the appropriate punishment for whoever came up with that. Pow! Right in the manipulables!


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 11:50 AM
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31: I would be tempted to send them this link, but I suspect that would not actually be very wise.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 12:47 PM
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41: At Mara's school, it's the Muscle Room! Nia's (straight!) gym teacher says that most of the kids call her Mrs. Gym.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 05- 6-13 12:52 PM
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There's a certain slant of light
On winter afternoons
That oppresses with the heft
Of cathedral tunes.

It also shows all the dirt.
Do you ever dust, Emily?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 05- 7-13 6:26 AM
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