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  • The hot-hot-hot pages of the 2016 NYC Taxi Drivers calendar

    11/19/2015 11:27:07 AM PST · by Talisker · 18 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,...

    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 · 765 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
    Search Home Page Politics Opinions Sports Local National World Business Tech Lifestyle Entertainment Video Real Estate Photography Live Chats Marketplaces WP BrandConnect Partners washingtonpost.com © 1996-2015 The Washington Post Terms of Service Privacy Policy Submissions and Discussion Policy RSS Terms of Service Ad Choices The Washington Post Get the Morning Mix Newsletter Free daily updates delivered just for you. Sign me upNOT NOW Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email More Options Morning Mix ‘Terrorist, go back to your country,’ attacker yelled in assault of Sikh man Resize Text Print Article Comments 377 By...
  • 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 · 65 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,...
  • Is there a doctor in the house? [Brian] Blessed's heart scare on stage

    01/21/2015 9:44:31 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | January 20, 2015 | QUENTIN LETTS
    Veteran actor Brian Blessed collapsed on stage with an apparent heart problem while playing King Lear. The 78-year-old had just started delivering his lines at the start of the Shakespearean tragedy when he fainted, toppled off a raised platform and fell heavily, his crown rolling to a halt at the front of the stage. Fellow actor Noel White, playing the Earl of Kent, announced quietly: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, this is not part of the play. Is there a doctor in the house?’ Indeed there was. A barely conscious Mr Blessed, flat on his back and surrounded by worried cast members...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, February and March 2015

    12/31/2014 10:18:45 PM PST · by JustAmy · 2,123 replies
    January 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. : )
  • "God Bless America" (lyrics by Irving Berlin)

    11/27/2014 7:18:59 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 9 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 1918, rev. 1938 | VANITY
    God Bless America by Irving Berlin While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free. Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. God bless America, Land that I love, Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with a light from above; From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans white with foam, God bless America, My home, sweet home; God bless America, My home, sweet home.
  • The Dragonflies' Lair 2

    11/16/2014 2:42:38 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 336 replies
    Poets, Friends, | November 16, 2014 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly And Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • Photo of eagle on Fort Snelling gravestone touches hearts

    11/11/2014 6:36:07 AM PST · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 8/11/14 | JON TEVLIN
    <p>What you think might be a Pulitzer-quality epic might draw only a nice call from Mom, while a simple tale tossed off on deadline causes an uproar, or an avalanche of praise. One legendary former investigative reporter at this paper wrote scores of stories that changed laws and saved lives, yet never did he get more mail than when he wrote about burying his cat.</p>
  • Money for Nothing....

    11/10/2014 2:05:11 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 8 replies
    11/10/14 | typical_whitey
    To the tune of Dire Straits Money for nothing.... Now look at them yo-yo’s that’s the way you do it You get your welfare on your EBT. That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it Money for nothin’ and obamcare’s free. Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it Lemme tell ya them guys ain’t alone Maybe get you some extra SNAP bennies or Maybe get you an Obamaphone. We gotta use our welfare bennies, Custom HUD house on delivery We gotta use our extended unemployment We gotta use our EBT’s. See the little faggot with the...
  • "Every Night" by P. McCartney & his WOO-WOO-WOO Methods of Songwriting. + Mellotron Magic.

    11/05/2014 4:28:33 PM PST · by lee martell · 48 replies
    Nov. 5, 2014 | lee martell
    For some reason, this song just came into my head. I had not thought about the album McCartney in a long time, although I have been listening to Paul's album called Ram. I'm fond of that title song RAM, usually played on Ukelele or Banjo. This album McCartney, was Paul's first released after John told the group that he (John) "wanted a divorce from the Beatles". When Paul released McCartney, many were struck by the bare bones instrumentation and production quality. Some plainly did not consider it a worthy product from a former Beatle. I listened again to that cut...
  • the extraordinary story of One fallen hero and the woman who inspired us all to wear red poppies

    11/01/2014 8:14:41 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31 Oct 2014 | Tony Rennell
    Little was recognisable of 22-year-old Lieutenant Alexis Helmer after he took a direct hit from a German shell at Ypres on the Western Front one May morning in 1915. His pals gathered what they could find of his remains into sandbags and then arranged them in the shape of a human inside an army blanket. At sunset he was buried — just another of the hundreds of thousands of men of the British Empire to die in World War I. The officer who spoke over his grave as the battle raged around them was his close friend Lt-Col John McCrae,...
  • Bad Ideas and Bad Prose at Cornell

    10/09/2014 8:03:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | October 9, 2014 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Cornell University may be the only Ivy League school with a “diversity” quota for the mentally ill. Or maybe the students were sane until they got to Ithaca and started studying under the tutelage of radical professors. At any rate, the Cornell campus is swarming with lunatics: A student-sponsored event at Cornell University (CU) claimed capitalism and white supremacy are “institutions that promote rape culture” and “must be destroyed.” The event, which recognized a “National Day of Protest Against Rape Culture” late last month, took place in CU’s William Straight Hall. Bailey Dineen, one of the sponsors of the event,...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2014

    09/30/2014 8:24:10 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,347 replies
    October 1, 2014 | 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. : )
  • Poem on an Autumn Evening

    09/25/2014 9:09:07 PM PDT · by 50sDad · 11 replies
    Self | 09/26/14 | 50sDad
    I see the bodies pile high, young girls that squirm and twist, And still the ignorant soccer moms chirp at me “Coexist!” Well, some beliefs are just plain evil, some ideas just don’t rise To any kind of standard that free people cheer and prize. I will not smile while people die, with Liberals grinning dumb I will stand up and shout aloud when monsters drooling come And sadder still than murderous beasts are you who simply stand Foundationless, with no beliefs beyond the shifting sand Like Chamberlain, and weak-willed fools who let vile Hitler grow You will refuse with...
  • A Moral Universe Torn Apart

    09/24/2014 2:09:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-24-2014 | Ben Shapiro
    The woman is Leyla Josephine of Glasgow, and she is a self-described feminist performance artist. She is reading a poem titled "I Think She Was a She" -- a poem lauded by The Huffington Post as "unapologetic. ... She ardently declares her power over her body as she reminds us that a woman exercising her right to choose is not uncommon -- and should never be shamefully brushed under the rug." What, exactly, is this poem? It's Josephine recounting her abortion of her unborn daughter. She notes, "I know she was a she and I think she would've looked exactly...
  • COLUMN: Historic ship found in Canadian arctic

    09/13/2014 10:59:28 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 10 replies
    Statesville Record ^ | Sunday, September 14, 2014 1:00 am | O.C. Stonestreet
    Historically valuable items are continually being lost or destroyed or being found. For example, most R&L readers likely missed a two-paragraph item in the middle of page 10A of last Wednesday's edition. The title of the article was "Canada Finds One of Two Explorers Ships Lost in Arctic." I feel this discovery warrants more coverage. The two vessels were the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, both lost during an expedition to determine the feasibility of traversing the "Northwest Passage," a route over the top of North America to link the Atlantic Ocean and Europe to the Pacific Ocean and...
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE: Obama: Beheading and Golf

    08/23/2014 7:29:12 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    DFU via YouTube ^ | 8-22-14 | DFU
    commentary -- OBAMA: BEHEADING AND GOLF in graphics (not the beheading) and limerick
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK: Ferguson Rioters Want Free Stuff

    08/21/2014 9:13:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    DFU via YouTube ^ | 8-21-14 | DFU
  • (Youtube)Dfu Polimerick Minute: Michael Brown, Ferguson, And The Race Baiters

    08/16/2014 8:19:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies
    MICHAEL BROWN, FERGUSON, AND THE RACE BAITERS in graphics and limerick
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE: Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera

    08/15/2014 2:57:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 8-15-14 | dfu
    BWAHAHAHAHA - Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE: Gay Wedding Math

    08/14/2014 8:55:52 PM PDT · by doug from upland
    dfu via youtube ^ | 8-14-14 | dfu
    GAY MARRIAGE MATH in graphics and limerick
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE: Hillary at the Beach

    08/13/2014 9:40:32 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 2 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 8-13-14 | dfu
    HILLARY AT THE BEACH - graphics and limerick
  • "That Double Play Again" (Tinkers-Evers-Chance; Vin Scully wanted new poem)

    08/02/2014 10:36:38 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies
    During tonight's game, Vin Scully read a poem about the famous Chicago Cub double play trio of Tinkers to Evers to Chance. Published: New York Evening Mail (July 10, 1910) These are the saddest of possible words: "Tinker to Evers to Chance." Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds, Tinker and Evers and Chance. Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble, Making a Giant hit into a double- Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble: "Tinker to Evers to Chance." Baseball's Sad Lexicon by Franklin Pierce Adams © He then said something about needing a new poem (I think about...
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE: Skinny Dipping Joe Biden

    08/01/2014 7:49:26 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 8-1-14 | dfu
    SKINNY DIPPING JOE BIDEN - graphics and limerick
  • Francis Scott Key (born 235 years ago, today)

    08/01/2014 8:09:14 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 26, 2007 | RockbridgeAcademy
    A short documentary from Rockbridge Academy on the author of America's "Star Spangled Banner". Produced by ADG Creative. Francis Scott KEY American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner" Born: on August 01, 1779 in Carroll County, Maryland, USA Died: on January 11, 1843 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA Francis Scott Key was born to Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy (Charlton) and Captain John Ross Key at the family plantation Terra Rubra in what was Frederick County and is now Carroll County, Maryland. His father John Ross Key was...
  • Yoko's Latest Advice-Tweet; " Count All the Words In The Book w/o Reading Them..."

    07/12/2014 6:28:29 PM PDT · by lee martell · 50 replies
    July 12, 2014 | lee martell
    I just saw Yoko Ono's latest Advice Tweet; "Count All The Words In The Book Without Reading Them, Count All The Objects In The Room Without Classifying Them." My first impluse was to roll my eyes, shrug and say, There she goes again. I still have that reaction to some degree, but it's not as simplistic and vacuous as may first appear. What may appear as an unfettered indulgence of somewhat with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, could also be seen an a cerebral exercise of the imagination. A 'jumping off point' for conventional, linear logic, if you will. Then again, she...
  • The Good Guys and Their Guns

    07/07/2014 8:39:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    JPFO ^ | 5 July, 2014 | Claire Wolfe
    Courtesy KFSN-TV They swaggered through the jewelry store. They thought they'd have some fun. They'd seen cool gangstas on YouTube. Like those, they had a gun. But then they nearly peed their pants 'Cause the owner of the store Emerged with loaded 12-gage.* They went racing for the door. Run, you cowards, run! 'Cause you're no match you're no match For a grandpa with a gun! The burglarly looked easy. The family was asleep. So Lance thought he could have his way And fill his pockets deep. But Dad, he grabbed a .45 And Sonny a shotgun While mom and...