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  • 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...
  • Founders' Dream Follow Through

    07/04/2014 3:34:47 PM PDT · by www.spacecoastconservative.com · 1 replies
    Flickr ^ | July 4 2014 | Linda McKinney
    Two-Hundred and Thirty-eight years ago today They signed their names and history was on its way To be forever set anew upon a pathway none yet "knew". And for the Founders of America fair -- So promising, so hopeful: a dream not yet dared -- Determined to give us Guiding Light, They turned to GOD to guide us right And when in prayer they bent their knee, To seek His wisdom, His guidance be The way to govern our land so fair They turned to Providence, Who is always there. And so a Tribute, to them and to thee For...
  • What Are You Reading?

    06/27/2014 8:33:15 AM PDT · by Tax-chick · 269 replies
    Vanity | June 27, 2014 | Tax-chick
    What are you reading? There used to be a quarterly "What are you reading?" thread, but I haven't seen it for a long time. I got a lot of good book suggestions that way, and I miss it. So here's a thread! If you're reading something interesting you think others would like, or something boring you'd recommend we all avoid, jump in! If you have a ping list of FReepers who might be interested, ping them!
  • Can't go home? Will try.

    06/24/2014 2:36:20 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 32 replies
    Racehorse
    My next youngest among five brothers died, like our grandfather and father, from combinations of strokes and cancer. Will be traveling from Texas with wife, son, and grandchildren to place ashes into the New River from the banks of the Virginia family farm. Like we did for our father. I want grandkids to know from whence they came. If given due respect, would like to post narrative of the journey here.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June, 2014

    05/31/2014 9:32:56 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 390 replies
    6-1-2014 | 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. : )
  • I do recall, the President referring to the Benghazi incident as "a bump in the road.

    05/24/2014 4:25:04 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 11 replies
    ex-Navy Seal being interviewed on Fox News | 05/24/2014 | A Marine
    “THE BATTLING BOYS OF BENGHAZI” We're the battling boys of Benghazi No fame, no glory, no paparazzi. Just a fiery death in a blazing hell Defending our country we loved so well. It wasn't our job, but we answered the call, fought to the Consulate and scaled the wall. We pulled twenty Countrymen from the jaws of fate Led them to safety, and stood at the gate. Just the two of us, and foes by the score, But we stood fast to bar the door. Three calls for reinforcement, but all were denied, So we fought, and we fought, and...
  • The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop

    05/09/2014 5:11:05 AM PDT · by JoeDetweiler · 15 replies
    Literary elites love to rep Shakespeare’s vocabulary: across his entire corpus, he uses 28,829 words, suggesting he knew over 100,000 words and arguably had the largest vocabulary, ever. I decided to compare this data point against the most famous artists in hip hop. I used each artist’s first 35,000 lyrics. That way, prolific artists, such as Jay-Z, could be compared to newer artists, such as Drake. http://rappers.mdaniels.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/
  • "A BUMP IN THE ROAD....WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?"

    05/06/2014 12:03:51 PM PDT · by ExSoldier · 11 replies
    E-mail | 5/6/2014 | An unknown Marine Officer
    A short poem you won't forget. "A bump in the road" ..... remember that calloused statement? I don’t know the author of this poem. Received it today. Very thought provoking and poignant. I do recall, however, the President referring to the Benghazi incident as "a bump in the road." Today 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...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... May, 2014

    05/01/2014 7:22:08 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 625 replies
    5-1-2014 | 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. : )
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    04/18/2014 2:56:09 PM PDT · by IronJack · 14 replies
    Longfellow ^ | 1860 | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, "If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light,-- One if by land, and two if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the...
  • Poetry Corner: Ode to Harry Reid

    04/11/2014 6:14:27 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 12 replies
    4-11-14 | Moi
    Inspiration: Now there is a Senator Harry Reid, Who will perform any low, dirty deed, He is owned by the mob Your grandma he’ll rob, To give his granddaughter a gift of greed
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, 2014

    03/31/2014 8:55:41 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 560 replies
    4-1-2014 | 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. : )
  • Clair deLune, Moonlight Serenade, Tonight Tonight, others?

    03/15/2014 8:10:20 PM PDT · by lee martell · 92 replies
    March 15 2014 | lee martell
    I'm a night person, and I like music inspired by the night. The biggest void that we know of is the darkness of the night. The darkness surrounds our part of the earth, like a soft heavy comforter filled with down. The night is without shape, and cannot be measured. This unknowable nature of the dark night allows us to easily imagine what is or what should be there. We imagine what is desired or what is dreaded. The night has long served as a catalyst or a muse for creativity. Look to the french composer Claude Debussy, who wrote...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... March, 2014

    03/01/2014 11:43:41 AM PST · by JustAmy · 784 replies
    3-1-2014 | | 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. : )
  • 3 yrs ago you were evicted from 20 Catherine St 13B. I have your dog. (Lower East Side)

    02/17/2014 2:00:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    craigslist ^ | February 13, 2014
    On Feb 9th 2011, you were evicted from an apartment at 20 Catherine St and your old red pit bull was seized by animal control and taken to the kill shelter. She was really skinny and had bad skin infections, and had been bred A LOT. She'd even had a Caesarian, judging by the scar. They said at the kill shelter she was 12 years old. She also had a lopsided face and it looked like there were a few cigarette burns on her head/ears.
  • Serenity Prayer

    02/15/2014 7:58:29 PM PST · by Innovative · 39 replies
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  • Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary - with Edward Hopper art

    02/09/2014 2:00:06 AM PST · by deks · 77 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 10, 2010 | Hendix, Hopper, BarryLyndon63
    VIDEO: Jimi Hendrix sings "The Wind Cries Mary" in a montage with Edward Hopper paintings. Taking a great song with poetic lyrics by Hendrix and combining it with great art by Hopper seems right, and I haven't found anything like it before. The third Hopper painting shown is called "Nighthawks" and has been featured in past Freepathon threads. It looks like the paintings in the video have been processed with a photo effect that, while not unpleasant, is not the same as the original paintings.
  • When the Frost is on the Pumkin

    01/24/2014 5:48:45 PM PST · by not2be4gotten.com · 17 replies
    James Whitcomb Riley. 1853–1916
    WHEN the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock, And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin' turkey-cock, And the clackin' of the guineys, and the cluckin' of the hens, And the rooster's hallylooyer as he tiptoes on the fence; O, it's then the time a feller is a-feelin' at his best, With the risin' sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest, As he leaves the house, bareheaded, and goes out to feed the stock, When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock. They's something kindo'...
  • Massive Open Online Course on Whitman opens Feb. 17

    01/19/2014 4:40:50 AM PST · by iowamark · 17 replies
    University of Iowa ^ | 1/10/2014 | Ashley Davidson
    The University of Iowa’s first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Every Atom: Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself, is open for enrollment. The six-week course, which runs Feb. 17 through March 29 and is organized by the UI International Writing Program (IWP), offers participants everywhere the opportunity to read, consider, and discuss Whitman’s epic poem through video lectures, live breakout sessions, and moderated online discussions. The course is free and open to anyone with an Internet connection. To enroll, visit: courses.writinguniversity.org/info/every-atom. Every Atom will be co-taught by Whitman scholar Ed Folsom and International Writing Program Director Christopher Merrill. Folsom is the...
  • The Law of the Jungle

    01/18/2014 1:33:48 PM PST · by waterhill · 39 replies
    a long time ago | Kipling
    Love me some Kipling
  • If by Rudyard Kipling

    01/18/2014 7:51:29 AM PST · by waterhill · 8 replies
    today | Kipling
    Love me some Kipling, very relevant today.
  • The Road Not Taken

    01/10/2014 6:17:52 PM PST · by not2be4gotten.com · 46 replies
    Robert Frost
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to...
  • Sense and Nonsense

    01/08/2014 9:59:00 AM PST · by mojito
    Lapham's Quarterly ^ | 1896 | Lewis Carrol
    1. Babies are illogical; 2. Nobody is despised who can manage a crocodile; 3. Illogical persons are despised. Answer: Babies cannot manage crocodiles. 1. There are no Jews in the kitchen; 2. No Gentiles say “shpoonj”; 3. My servants are all in the kitchen. Answer: My servants never say “shpoonj.” 1. No ducks waltz; 2. No officers ever decline to waltz; 3. All my poultry are ducks. Answer: My poultry are not officers. 1. No one takes in the Times unless he is well-educated; 2. No hedgehogs can read; 3. Those who cannot read are not well-educated. Answer: No hedgehog...
  • Tommy

    01/02/2014 5:11:40 PM PST · by Marie · 20 replies
    Killing.org ^ | Runyard Kipling
    I WENT into a public 'ouse to get a pint o' beer, The publican 'e up an' sez, " We serve no red-coats here." The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die, I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I: O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' " Tommy, go away " ; But it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play, O it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play. I...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, February, 2014

    12/31/2013 10:31:28 PM PST · by JustAmy · 1,127 replies
    12-31-2013 | 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. : )
  • T'was the Night Before Christmas Submarine Style (SS)

    12/24/2013 6:29:07 AM PST · by New Jersey Realist · 22 replies
    USS GW Carver SSBN656 Newsletter | Unknown | Sean Keck
    T'was the night before Christmas, and what no-one could see, The men with the dolphins were under the sea. Most of the crew was flat on their backs, Snoring and dreaming all snug in their racks. Those men on watch were making their rounds, Some manning the planes or listening for sounds. Back in maneuvering or down in the room, They all hoped the oncoming watch would come soon. I'd finished some PM's whose time was now due, And hoped for some sleep, even an hour or two. Against better judgment I took a short stroll, And found myself wandering...
  • Merry Christmas Freepers - Celtic Woman "Amazing Grace"

    12/21/2013 6:39:54 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Christmas 2013
    Since this is really the reason for Christmas, I thought you might be moved by it as I was. Merry Christmas...I love you all! Celtic Woman - Amazing Grace
  • Woman Be a Woman

    12/11/2013 7:34:27 AM PST · by austinaero · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 7, 2013 | Kyleshay Draper
    Kyleshay Draper wrote a poem called "Woman Be A Woman",,, talks about girls take the thug over the guy with the degree.....check it out! verse..."These girls are choosing to be strippers instead of choosing to go to college"
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... December, 2013

    11/30/2013 9:43:58 PM PST · by JustAmy · 716 replies
    11-30-2013 | 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. : )
  • The Eagle's Watch (Veteran's Day 2013)

    11/11/2013 4:18:48 AM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    11/11/13 | 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 thier 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
  • Kill Your Darlings (How Beatniks Are Made)

    11/02/2013 2:29:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    East Bay Express ^ | October 30, 2013 | Kelly Vance
    Postcard from the old days. College students in duffle coats, hanging out in Greenwich Village coffee houses, arguing about Yeats and Whitman, in a lather over jazz, experimenting with sex and dope, bursting with non-commercial creativity, crazy to revolutionize, doomed peach-fuzz romantics trying to one-up Arthur Rimbaud. Kill Your Darlings narrowcasts us back to the young explorations of Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), fledgling holy man and tentative poetic conscience of howling modernity, during his studies at Columbia in 1944. The director, John Krokidas, and his co-writer Austin Bunn throw the era in our face in huge jangling chunks — gorgeous...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... November, 2013

    10/31/2013 9:50:38 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 662 replies
    October 31,2013 | 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 by Judge Roy Moore (Been Awhile, But It Needs To Be Posted Again)

    10/03/2013 11:02:48 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Many Places | ???????? | Judge Roy Moore
    America the Beautiful, or so you used to be. Land of the Pilgrims' pride; I'm glad they'll never see. Babies piled in dumpsters, Abortion on demand, Oh, sweet land of liberty; your house is on the sand. Our children wander aimlessly poisoned by cocaine, Choosing to indulge their lusts, when God has said abstain. From sea to shining sea, our Nation turns away From the teaching of God's love and a need to always pray. We've kept God in our temples, how callous we have grown. When earth is but His footstool, and Heaven is His throne. We've voted...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2013

    09/30/2013 8:20:38 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 794 replies
    10-1-2013 | 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. : )
  • VANITY Tedd Cruz Fathers Speech via email

    09/30/2013 5:02:07 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 17 replies
    You Tube and unknown
    This brief video of Cruz's father is amazing-- it is a must watch if only a few minutes(total 9). Indeed, every true American should including the POTUS and staff.Some glaring similarities to where we are and where we are going http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=0Ym4Xt0T6fM Recommend you read and watch the video. Obama has no liking for Cruz, the least reason of which is because Cruz is Republican. Here are a few other factors: Cruz is academically superior. Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton. Not the case for Obama. Cruz graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. Not so for Obama. Cruz's mental...
  • Tyranny is far the worst of treasons

    09/29/2013 5:38:03 AM PDT · by heartwood · 4 replies
    The Two Foscari ^ | 1821 | George Gordon, Lord Byron
    ...Tyranny Is far the worst of treasons. Dost thou deem None rebels except subjects? The prince who Neglects or violates his trust is more A brigand than the robber-chief.
  • 96 Year Old Makes Billboard History

    09/21/2013 1:00:29 PM PDT · by madison10 · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/21/2013 | Fred Stobaugh
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2684115743001/96-year-old-widower-makes-billboard-chart-history/
  • Did I Respond Correctly?

    09/15/2013 1:42:23 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 14 replies
    9/14/13 | dagogo redux
    This important Email arrived out of breath a few minutes ago. My response appears at the end. Just wondering if my answer followed the federally approved protocol, or if my fellow FReepers think this urgent matter could have been better handled from my end. Always seeking to be in compliance. dagogo redux On Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:29:43 +0530 wrote: FROM DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS ATTN: COMPLIMENT OF THE SEASON DEAR FUND OWNER, IT IS MY PLEASURE TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR FUND IS READY TO BE DELIVERED TO YOUR DESIGNATED ADDRESS WHICH YOU HAVE TO RECONFIRM. WE THE ENTIRE...
  • Rednecks (in defense of them)

    09/13/2013 4:11:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    9/13/2013
    An old friend who is like a brother to me was frustrated with an email response I sent him...and, in his frustration, he tried to insult me by calling me "an uniformed redneck." I obviously caused him pain, for which I am sorry--but not sorry for speaking the truth as I know it. In response, I composed this poem (but hey, Jack--as Uncle Si would say--I am not a poet...and I am a something less than a redneck). This is a poem of no rhyme or meter on the subject of rednecks. Prose I guess. Rednecks. I was never able...
  • Irish Poet Seamus Heaney Dies

    08/30/2013 12:41:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | August 30, 2013 | MARK MEMMOTT
    Seamus Heaney, "acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats," has died, the BBC and other news outlets are reporting. Heaney was 74 and had recently been in ill health. According to The Irish Times, he died Friday morning at the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin. Sky TV has a short statement from Heaney's family announcing his death. The Associated Press adds that Heaney's publisher, Faber & Faber, has also confirmed the news. Heaney was awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Writer and literary critic Ola Larsmo said then that Heaney's poetry reveals "a profound experience ... that...
  • Get your handkerciefs out and listen to "Sweet Lorraine."

    08/27/2013 11:23:26 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 13 replies
    A 96 year old widower's wishful thoughts after the loss of his wife after 75 years of marriage.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... August/September 2013

    08/01/2013 8:08:20 AM PDT · by Mama_Bear · 1,179 replies
    August 1, 2013 | 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. : )
  • Carlos Danger Limerick Thread [Post yours. Vanity]

    07/26/2013 10:00:20 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 47 replies
    FR ^ | 7/26/2013 | me
    FReepers, please post your Carlos Danger limericks.
  • Japan Police Hunt Haiku Writer After Five Killings

    07/23/2013 4:30:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    ABC ^ | Tue Jul 23, 2013
    Japanese police are hunting a poetry-writing killer after the bodies of five people were found in a tiny mountain village. The five victims represent a third of the population of the hamlet in western Yamaguchi prefecture, where police found three corpses on Sunday after two houses were burned to the ground. Investigators on Monday discovered the bodies of two more people, who reports said appeared to have been battered to death. All five of the dead were in their 70s or 80s. The chief suspect is a 63-year-old villager at whose home police found a "haiku" poem stuck to the...
  • Remembering the Great Meteor Procession of 1860

    07/19/2013 7:46:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | July 20, 2013 | David Dickinson on
    “Year of meteors! Brooding year!” -Walt Whitman A remarkable astronomical event also occurred over the northeastern United States 153 years ago today on the night of July 20th, known as the Great Meteor Procession of 1860. And with it came a mystery of poetry, art and astronomy that was only recently solved in 2010. A meteor procession occurs when an incoming meteor breaks up upon reentry into our atmosphere at an oblique angle. The result can be a spectacular display, leaving a brilliant glowing train in its wake. Unlike early morning meteors that are more frequent and run into the...
  • 'If My Vagina Was a Gun'

    07/13/2013 12:08:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 88 replies
    youtube ^ | 7-11-13 | The Young Turks
    When it was Katie Helm's turn to speak, she knew what to do with her brilliant protest poem, "If My Vagina Was a Gun," noting the hypocrisy of Texas conservatives. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss.
  • Song I like

    05/03/2013 8:05:13 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apr 5, 2013 | Family Of The Year
    Great Song: Hero We can whisper things from our American Dreams!
  • So what are you listening to? [MUSIC LOVER'S VANITY]

    04/20/2013 5:19:18 PM PDT · by Third Person · 193 replies
    A Love Supreme | April 20th, 2013 | Third Person
    It's been a wild week...just wondering, what's been in your steady rotation to help smooth out the rough edges? Here's my list for the last few days: Moby Grape/ '69 Sun Ra/ Supersonic Jazz Haydn/ Symphony No. 98 From speed metal to bubblegum pop... who cares, weigh in!
  • Rush jams into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    04/20/2013 12:44:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 19, 2013 4:36 PM EDT | Derrik J. Lang
    Rush fans can relax. The band is now officially in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Canadian rockers were welcomed into the musical fraternity at Thursday’s 28th annual induction ceremony by the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins. At the beginning of the Nokia Theatre event, the audience was already administering a standing ovation to the group. “We’ve been saying for a long time that this wasn’t a big deal,” drummer-lyricist Neil Peart told the crowd, most of whom came out to specifically support the band. “It turns out, it kind of is.” …