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  • Tim Kaine TRYS TO Link Trump to ‘ Ku Klux Klan Values ’ 8 26 16

    08/26/2016 3:05:07 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 19 replies
    Tim Kaine TRYS TO Link Trump to ‘ Ku Klux Klan Values ’ 8 26 16
  • Unicycle on huge chimney in Targu Jiu (840' Tall Smoke Stack. INSANE!)

    08/24/2016 8:48:21 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Flaviu Cernescu
    This is totally insane. A guy rides a unicycle around the top of an 840' tall industrial coal stack. This is the only "heights" video that ever made me pucker!Video Here.
  • AUDIO DONALD TRUMP FULL INTERVIEW WITH JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO FOX NEWS 8 20 2016 1

    08/20/2016 7:14:51 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 13 replies
    AUDIO DONALD TRUMP FULL INTERVIEW WITH JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO FOX NEWS 8 20 2016 1
  • Glenn Yarbrough Dies

    08/12/2016 5:29:10 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 29 replies
    Glenn's daughter ^ | 8-12-16 | Holly Yarbrough
    Friends - I wanted to let you know that Dad died very peacefully last night about 9:30. He was here at home surrounded by people who love him. My dear friend Julie Adams and I were flanking him in bed, my husband Robert was nearby and Gertie was curled up next to the bed. Dad was listening to Baby the Rain Must Fall when his breaths spaced out and he drifted up and out during the last chorus - catching a ride on the Perseids to his next Great Adventure. It was a very good death. More stories to tell...
  • .454 Casull -vs.- Ballistic Gel in SLOW MOTION

    08/03/2016 8:23:01 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/3/16 | GY6 Slow Mo
    Whole lot of shaking going on.Youtube video link.
  • Excerpt from the French Epic Poem "The Song of Roland"

    07/15/2016 6:11:57 AM PDT · by Claud · 13 replies
    Le Chanson de Roland ^ | ca. Anno Domini 1100 | unknown
    Karl the Great cannot choose but weep, For him hath his host compassion deep; And for Roland, a marvellous boding dread. It was Gan, the felon, this treason bred; He hath heathen gifts of silver and gold, Costly raiment, and silken fold, Horses and camels, and mules and steeds. But lo! King Marsil the mandate speeds, To his dukes, his counts, and his vassals all, To each almasour and amiral. And so, before three suns had set, Four hundred thousand in muster met. Through Saragossa the tabors sound; On the loftiest turret they raise Mahound: Before him the Pagans bend...
  • 2015 - Brave New Voices (Finals) - "To White Parents" by Denver Team (3+ min vid)

    07/13/2016 11:56:36 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | September 1, 2015 | Youthspeaks
    LINK to video Three young women of mixed race speaking to their white mamas. I'm not gonna editorialize, but watch it if interested. I came across it, and others, after watching the recent puke-inducing "poem" by 14 year old Royce Mann. I guess "poems" and "art" have to be angry and "edgy" to be accepted. I will say, if I had to go to one of these events, I would have to take some aspirin and valium to endure it. Here is the link to the Royce Mann thread: Dear black people, I'm sorry - but I wouldn't change places...
  • ‘I wouldn’t change places with you’: 8th grader’s ‘white boy privilege’ poem goes viral

    07/12/2016 9:44:57 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 44 replies
    Global News ^ | July 12, 2016 | Emanuela Campanella
    Royce Mann, an eighth grader from Atlanta, Ga., took the Internet by surprise with his poem called, “white boy privilege” that he wrote and recited at his school’s poetry slam contest in May. In the video recently posted by his mother on YouTube, 14-year-old Mann expresses his thoughts on race, gender and equality issues. He began the poem by saying how grateful he was to have been born a white male and said that he loved his “white boy privilege.” “Dear women, I’m sorry, dear black people, I’m sorry… Dear everyone who isn’t a middle or upper class white boy,...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September 2016

    07/01/2016 7:00:35 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 471 replies
    July 1, 2016 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham;
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Whitman’s Civil War: Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster

    06/08/2016 9:40:52 PM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    On July 18, 2016, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa will open the new MOOC Whitman's Civil War: Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster. This free open online course will embark upon a journey through Walt Whitman's writings on the American Civil War. Through Whitman's lens, we will explore how writing and image can be used to examine war, conflict, trauma, and reconciliation - in Whitman's time and today. Join us! This MOOC will be taught by longtime friends and collaborators Ed Folsom, Whitman scholar and University of Iowa Roy J. Carver Professor of English; and...
  • JFK's love letter to mistress one month before death will be auctioned

    06/02/2016 8:23:07 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 119 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 02 JUNE 2016 | CONOR ROCHE
    BOSTON —President John F. Kennedy’s love letter to an alleged secret mistress will be put up for auction by RR Auction. The four-page love letter was written to Mary Pinchot Meyer, a Kennedy family friend and wife of CIA agent Cord Meyer, in October 1963, a month before the president’s assassination.
  • Christopher Walken reads The Raven

    05/23/2016 5:55:43 PM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec. 20, 2013 | Erica Elizabeth Ravenwood
    Christopher Walken reads The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. A short film starring Christopher Walken.
  • Boris Johnson wins 'most offensive Erdoğan poem' competition

    05/21/2016 12:31:24 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    the guardian ^ | 19 may 2016 | Jessica Elgot
    Boris Johnson has won a £1,000 prize for a rude poem about the Turkish president having sex with a goat. “If somebody wants to make a joke about the love that flowers between the Turkish president and a goat, he should be able to do so, in any European country, including Turkey,” Johnson told interviewer Nicholas Farrell, who then challenged him to enter the Spectator’s poetry prize.
  • RIP Guy Clark

    05/18/2016 7:13:01 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 18 replies
    5/18/16 | GSWarrior
    A great American songwriter has passed awayLA Freeway
  • Will Hillary Get The Top Bunk In Prison?

    04/12/2016 10:18:56 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 38 replies
    Old Prison Movies | 4/12/2016 | blueunicorn6
    Which bunk do you think Hillary Clinton will have in her cell in prison? Do you think she'll have the top bunk or the bottom bunk? Personally, I think she sleeps hanging from the roof like an old bat. I'm just writing this to help Hillary's defenders get used to the idea of their girl behind bars.
  • MERLE HAGGARD PERFORMS (LIVE) - TRIBUTE SHOW by PRIME TIME COUNTRY, 1996 {2}

    04/06/2016 9:16:31 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    TNN ^ | April 6th, 2016 | 'Ol Merle
    This is a tribute to Merle Haggard from 1996, long after he was known as the greatest Country songwriter that ever lived.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, May and June 2016

    03/31/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 914 replies
    April 1, 2016 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham; St.Louie1, Friends, MamaBear
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Vanity >> A note to Bernie Sanders supporters

    03/18/2016 5:00:09 PM PDT · by cdnerds · 10 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3/18/16 | Me
    Something we wrote - easily shared....
  • Best Live album Ever !!! (Vanity)

    03/16/2016 5:30:35 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 255 replies
    Me | today | Zeneta
    Best live album ever? For me and in this order; The Kinks "One for the road" Deep Purple "Made in Japan" I'm looking for more.
  • Birth of a Wooden House.

    03/15/2016 3:27:45 PM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 8, 2016 | Jacob the Carpenter
    The sort of thing that makes you yearn for a simpler time. Take a moment to relax and admire this man's work. You're Welcome.
  • Too Much - A Parody about Paul Ryan

    01/06/2016 12:00:22 PM PST · by WTFOVR · 3 replies
    WTF OVR | January 6, 2016 | WTF OVR
    Too Much (Sung to 'Too Much' by Elvis Presley) Well, Paul, he tried to shove through ... Too much! Tried speed legislation ... You putz! Wants fat bills too ... No cuts! "We'll see what lies can move you ... To us" You'll do all the givin' if you wanna go on livin' 'Cause we got you ... In Dutch! Well, fools spend all my money ... Y'all suck! I have to hear baloney ... Screwed Up! When I want some reasons ... There's none! Voting through your treason - you're Barry's pawns! RINOs act retarded, want to see those...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, February and March, 2016

    01/02/2016 4:03:36 AM PST · by JustAmy · 1,288 replies
    January 2, 2016 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham; St.Louie1, Friends, MamaBear
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • PrintMore SWIM DAILY Ronda Rousey ditches her couch and ice cream to attend Marine Corps Ball

    12/11/2015 6:04:43 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 20 replies
    SI ^ | 11 Dec 2015 | KELSEY HENDRIX
    Back in September, long before her devastating loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, Ronda won the hearts of Marines around the world when she accepted an invitation via viral video from Jarrod Haschert asking her to join him at the Marine Corps Ball. And despite reports earlier today that Ronda would be bailing on her promise to join Jarrod at the ball, it looks like our stunning 2015 SI Swimsuit athlete is in fact going to make an appearance.
  • The Wise Men Know What Wicked Things Are Written on the Sky

    12/03/2015 5:46:32 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | June 2, 2014 | Russell Kirk
    The end of the twentieth century of the Christian era is not far distant, and all about us things fall apart. There comes to my mind the last drawing from the pencil of William Hogarth, who died in 1764: it is a sufficient representation of the state of civilization today. Hogarth's final drawing is known as "The Bathos" or "Finis." This word "bathos" signifies the depths, or the bottom; also it is applied to the process of sinking from the sublime to the ridiculous. Hogarth's pencil shows us a devastated and desiccated world in which all things have come to...
  • The hot-hot-hot pages of the 2016 NYC Taxi Drivers calendar

    11/19/2015 11:27:07 AM PST · by Talisker · 20 replies
  • "For All We Have And Are"

    11/14/2015 7:49:44 AM PST · by Clive · 4 replies
    1914 | Rudyard Kipling
    For all we have and are, For all our children's fate, Stand up and take the war. The Hun is at the gate! Our world has passed away, In wantonness o'erthrown. There is nothing left to-day But steel and fire and stone! Though all we knew depart, The old Commandments stand:- "In courage kept your heart, In strength lift up your hand." Once more we hear the word That sickened earth of old:- "No law except the Sword Unsheathed and uncontrolled." Once more it knits mankind, Once more the nations go To meet and break and bind A crazed and...
  • A, Not-Soo, modest idea. (vanity)

    11/12/2015 10:23:22 AM PST · by Zeneta · 17 replies
    Me | 11/12/2015 | Zeneta
    My idea is to leverage the limitless talent on FreeRepublic to produce a weekly audio/video clip of current events that can be picked up and played by conservative news outlets. It would be "quasi open-source", FR only. The theme. The theme and presentation would mirror what was done at NFL Films but with a political/social/conservative message instead of football. Those familiar with NFL Films and the work of Ed Sabol with the voice of John Facenda, combined with the background music should know what I'm talking about. I firmly believe the talent here on FR can reproduce that style and...
  • The Eagle's Watch (Veteran's Day 2015)

    11/11/2015 7:33:27 AM PST · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    11/11/15 | Kartographer
    My tribute and thanks to those who have heeded the call and especially to those who paid for our freedom by the giving of their the last full measure of devotion. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
  • On This Day in 1571

    10/06/2015 10:57:42 PM PDT · by John Locke · 8 replies
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    Lepanto White founts falling in the courts of the sun, And the Soldan of Byzantium is smiling as they run; There is laughter like the fountains in that face of all men feared, It stirs the forest darkness, the darkness of his beard, It curls the blood-red crescent, the crescent of his lips, For the inmost sea of all the earth is shaken with his ships. They have dared the white republics up the capes of Italy, They have dashed the Adriatic round the Lion of the Sea, And the Pope has cast his arms abroad for agony and loss,...
  • THE BATTLING BOYS OF BENGHAZI

    10/02/2015 7:46:42 PM PDT · by econjack · 7 replies
    email | 10/2/2015 | Anon
    A SHORT POEM YOU WON'T FORGET. "A bump in the road" .... remember that calloused statement? I do recall, the President referring to the Benghazi incident as "a bump in the road." Recently, I heard an ex-Navy Seal being interviewed on Fox News regarding a book he has written about how to handle crisis situations in our lives. At the end of the interview he asked if he could make a comment on Benghazi and of course the anchor said yes. He then thanked Fox News for keeping the Benghazi story in the news, since other news organizations are not....
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, November and December, 2015

    09/30/2015 8:40:33 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 1,139 replies
    October 1, 2015 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham; St.Louie1, Friends, MamaBear
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • 'Terrorist, go back to your country,’ attacker yelled in assault of Sikh man

    09/12/2015 1:22:47 PM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/10/2015 | Sarah Kaplan
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  • Tell Us About Your First Job

    09/06/2015 6:35:43 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 200 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 9/6/2015 | blueunicorn6
    In honor of Labor Day, tell us a little bit about your first job.
  • UFC champ Ronda Rousey accepts date to Marine Corps Ball

    09/01/2015 7:55:23 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 1 Sept 2015 | Greg Botelho
    Days after Jarrod Haschert asked his "celebrity crush" Rousey to the annual Marine Corps Ball at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, he scored big-time when the mixed martial arts fighter accepted his proposal.
  • Dogs Never Die. They Are Sleeping In Your Heart. Every Pet Lover Needs To Read This.

    08/08/2015 11:08:10 AM PDT · by pabianice · 66 replies
    Reshareworth ^ | several years ago | Montague
    Dogs never die. They don’t know how to. They get tired, and very old, and their bones hurt. Of course they don’t die. If they did they would not want to always go for a walk, even long after their old bones say: ‘No, no, not a good idea. Let’s not go for a walk.’ Nope, dogs always want to go for a walk. They might get one step before their aging tendons collapse them into a heap on the floor, but that’s what dogs are. They walk. It’s not that they dislike your company. On the contrary, a walk...
  • Israeli Extremist Group Leader Calls for Torching of Churches

    08/06/2015 11:57:39 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 14 replies
    Haaretz ^ | August 6th 2015 | Chaim Levinson
    The leader of the extremist anti-assimilation group Lehava allegedly called for churches to be torched, at a panel held this week for yeshiva students. Benzi Gopstein said he is prepared to spend 50 years in jail for doing so, according to a report by the Haredi website Kikar Shabbat. During the yeshiva intercession, known as bein hazmanim, many yeshivas hold summer camps for their students. These combine Torah study with other activities, like trips and panels to discuss current events. Kikar Shabbat obtained and posted a recording of such a panel at the Wolfson Yeshiva camp, at which Gopstein appeared...
  • Rudyard Kipling and "The Gods of the Copybook Headings"

    07/01/2015 11:10:54 PM PDT · by No One Special · 31 replies
    doctorspiller.com ^ | circa 2000 | Martin S. Spiller
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, and also for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India.  He wrote classic poems and stories which include (among many others) "The Jungle book", a children's book of short stories which contains the famous story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the poems "Gunga Din" and "Mandalay". He also wrote the novels "The Man Who Would Be King" and "Captains Courageous", as well as his two most famous poems, "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" and "IF__".  He was born in India, and...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September, 2015

    06/30/2015 10:02:02 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 1,525 replies
    7-1-2015 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham; St.Louie1, Friends, MamaBear
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Rachel Dolezal limerick thread (vanity)

    06/17/2015 11:20:46 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 79 replies
    me ^ | 6-17-2015 | me
    Please post your limericks about Looter Girl.
  • It's Political Limerick Time! I'll start....

    06/12/2015 9:12:40 AM PDT · by Scooter100 · 15 replies
    It's Political Limerick time I found the first two on a blog, and tweaked them for meter and decency. The third is mine. There once was a man from Mombasa, Who lived in a big ol' white casa. He thought he was King, And loved the left wing, Al Qaeda, Hamas, and La Raza. There once was a Muslim named Barry, Well-known as a F@g and a Fairy. A big snorter of coke, Thinks America's a joke, And now all our futures looks Scary! That liar Barack H. Obama, Often says that he murdered Osama. But when that helicopter fried,...
  • In Flanders Fields

    05/23/2015 10:31:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Arlingtoncemetery.net ^ | May 23, 2015 | Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD
    In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army "In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We...
  • Get rhymin’! Poems wanted for Garrison Keillor contest

    04/06/2015 4:16:18 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    BringMetheNews ^ | 4-2-15 | Shaymus McLaughlin
    April kicks off with a day for fools, but spends the rest of its weeks celebrating meters, diction and iambic pentameters. Yes, it’s National Poetry Month. And as part of a celebration of the written word, Garrison Keillor is once again using his Common Good Books in St. Paul for a poetry contest. It’s the third straight year, and Keillor himself is offering $5,000 in prizes – three winners will get a grand apiece, and four runners-up will each get $500. The theme this year? “Dear you.” So the work must be a letter to a “specific, living person,” the...
  • CERN researchers confirm existence of the Force

    04/01/2015 1:23:36 AM PDT · by Krosan · 12 replies
    CERN ^ | 1 Apr 2015 | Cian O'Luanaigh
    Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider just recently started testing the accelerator for running at the higher energy of 13 TeV, and already they have found new insights into the fundamental structure of the universe. Though four fundamental forces – the strong force, the weak force, the electromagnetic force and gravity – have been well documented and confirmed in experiments over the years, CERN announced today the first unequivocal evidence for the Force. “Very impressive, this result is,” said a diminutive green spokesperson for the laboratory.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, May and June 2015

    03/31/2015 11:13:52 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,088 replies
    April 1, 2015 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Israeli election limerick thread

    03/17/2015 5:57:29 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 38 replies
    FR ^ | 3-17-15 | Me
    In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, please post your limerick to celebrate Bibi's win.
  • 2 Dead Skunks Found With ‘Obama Stinks’ Sign In Fairfield, Conn.

    03/11/2015 5:02:16 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 55 replies
    CBS NY CH2 ^ | 3/11/15 | Me
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Police in Fairfield, Connecticut, are investigating the discovery of two dead skunks with a sign reading “Obama Stinks.” Article at link I think
  • Who is the Great I Am?

    03/08/2015 6:47:18 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | March 8, 2015 | Joseph Pearce
    I am the great sun, but you do not see me, I am your husband, but you turn away. I am the captive, but you do not free me, I am the captain you will not obey. I am the truth, but you will not believe me, I am the city where you will not stay, I am your wife, your child, but you will leave me, I am that God to whom you will not pray. I am your counsel, but you do not hear me, I am the lover whom you will betray. I am the victor, but...
  • Trey Gowdy just wrote me a letter ( Box Tops Parody )

    03/05/2015 3:45:20 PM PST · by taildragger · 5 replies
    3/5/2015 | taildragger
    We need a laugh, we have been kicked in a chops a great deal these past too weeks. I just hope "The Box Tops" forgive me :-)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIWY8UyW9bw
  • How To Get An F On A Test Drive

    03/04/2015 8:33:19 AM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 19 replies
    Nothing Better To Do | March 4, 2015 | blueunicorn6
    I finally had to put Old Gus out of my misery. Gus was the pickup I inherited from my Father. I wouldn't call Dad a hoarder, but the man had a collection of shoestrings. "Well, the boots might wear out, but you can always use the strings for stuff like hanging up pictures." You should have seen his art collection. Naked Mexican ladies hanging by a shoestring. That sounds like a new Showtime series. But I digress. Old Gus was like a brother to me. In fact, in Dad's will, he left me to Gus. Oh, I'll bet the lawyer...
  • “A Reader at Home in Middle-Earth” [FReeper poem in the NYT]

    02/01/2015 2:24:26 PM PST · by Silly · 22 replies
    The New York Times (Metropolitan Diary) ^ | January 21, 2015 | Paul Klenk
    Dear Diary: Some people look like their dogs; some like their spouses. You see they belong together, and you smile. This subway rider looked like, and belonged to, his thick book. Ginger hair, pulled back in a tail away from his ruddy baby face, matching his scruffy beard. Youthful and burly, rustic and earthy, dressed for the outdoors in a jacket and a pale red flannel shirt. Not yet spoiled by city life, innocent, unadventured, but poised to begin, clutching his treasured story in readiness. What was that book to him? Fiction? History? Autobiography? No clue from his silent eyes,...