Thursday, January 31, 2008

Litigate, You Will, Jodee Warrior!

Sometimes old news is still good news, and this one is also true.

Though long ignored by most of the press, Yoda had a few things to say about the incident -

Interviewer: What do you think about Jodee's efforts to win the beer selling contest?

Yoda: Do or do not... there is no try.

Interviwer: Well, she did "win," after all, on both counts.

Yoda: Jodee's strength flows from the Force.

Interviewer: Which is why she ultimately got her Toyota?

Yoda: Always in motion is the future.

Interviewer: Jodee left her place of work following her disappointment. What is your feeling about Hooters?

Yoda: Size matters not, ... Look at me. Judge me by size, do you?

Interviwer: Do you find the Toy Yoda to be a flattering likeness?

Yoda: When 900 years you reach, look as good, you will not.

Interviewer: Any final thoughts?

Yoda: May the Farce be with you.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

I am like those birds

come to rest awhile before the next leg -
dislocated, confused by the static wake
of the lover who leaves.

Seeking refuge among humans is a desperate act
at best
one more break and you wonder
if you've ever been in love at all.

I hear the utterances
a coo
a caw
the hum of something they’ll eat later.
These simple words scrawl,
finger-waves across the lake
the curls and spines on an unsteady page.
I can read,
I can form these sound.
I don't know what they mean anymore.

When they go the should-be silence
is shattered in complaint
of what is left behind
a jeer
a cavil
a cry
the shrike cleaving the black and blue calm of night
as she climbs, as she dives
What will answer?

The opposite of love is nothing.

(photo: Hiroji Kobuta, China 1979)

Friday, January 18, 2008


“There is no art in turning a goddess into a witch, a virgin into a whore, but the opposite operation, to give dignity to what has been scorned, to make the degraded desireable, that calls for art or for character.”

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

For the best mythic example of this I know, look at the story of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

This is the tits!

When the Spirit of the Lord moves you... More evidence that the profane really is sacred AND super funny.

(thanks to Dooce for posting this.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

“Nietzsche was the one who did the job for me. At a certain moment in his life, the idea came to him of what he called 'the love of your fate.' Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, 'This is what I need.' It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to that moment--not discouragement--you will find the strength is there.

Any disaster that you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. What a privilege! This is when the spontaneity of your own nature will have a chance to flow. Then, when looking back at your life, you will see that the moments which seemed to be great failures followed by wreckage were the incidents that shaped the life you have now. You’ll see that this is really true. Nothing can happen to you that is not positive. Even though it looks and feels at the moment like a negative crisis, it is not. The crisis throws you back, and when you are required to exhibit strength, it comes.”

-Joseph Campbell