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for absintheurs

who take it with sugar

a regimental solution

for your unruly cube problem

 

Greener Grass Design

 

i like the zen-yness of it

it would make a nice stocking-stuffer

but my friends don't use sugar

and i don't use sugar

 

i could use it as a vitamin tray

a holding pen for miniature marshmallows

i could, but would i?

i have a life, after all

 

(just keep

telling yourself that

brooks)

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But the tray is cool, Brooks.
At least one of us is cool. I've never heard of those guys. (Actually, the tray is pretty silly.)

 

Circa late '80s, sez Google RE: the SugarCubes. You likee?

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I like Björk.

I'm sure it's not my only flaw.

And increasingly, I like a little sugar in some of my absinthes.

 

They have Björk in Montana???

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Maybe it's just me. Is the first post meant to be some kind of poem?
Nah. Not sure what got into me that day. Happily, it passed.

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I thought of Kirk, but on lithium.
I should be on Lithium.

 

Kirk's the king of free verse. No one comes close.

 

Actually, I take that back. Anyone besides me a fan of Don Marquis' Archy and Mehitabel?

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and broadway the lightning bug
Yes!

 

A little background for anyone unfamiliar with Don Marquis' famous newspaper columns. In his introduction to the first Archy column, Marquis writes:

 

We came into our room earlier than usual in the morning, and discovered a gigantic cockroach jumping about on the keys. He did not see us, and we watched him. He would climb painfully upon the framework of the machine and cast himself with all his force upon a key, head downward, and his weight and the impact of the blow were just sufficient to operate the machine, one slow letter after another. He could not work the capital letters, and he had a great deal of difficulty operating the mechanism that shifts the paper so that a fresh line may be started. We never saw a cockroach work so hard or perspire so freely in all our lives before. After about an hour of this frightfully difficult literary labor he fell to the floor exhausted, and we saw him creep feebly into a nest of the poems which are always there in profusion.

 

Archy — a free-verse poet reincarnated in the body of a cockroach — debuted in 1916. He had a six-year run in the New York Evening Sun, and another four years in the New York Tribune. Don Marquis gave up newspapering, but continued writing the column for various magazines.

 

In 1927, the first of the columns were compiled in a slim volume called "Archy and Mehitabel."

 

post-143-1180211003.jpg...Mehitabel is a cat.

 

Other compilations followed. From "Archy Does His Part" come the following..........written in 1935!

 

what the ants are saying

the big bad wolf

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