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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dr. Postert & Old Nick - O

There Is Justice

With this inspiration, we are given hope that the Universe may in fact be Just. And by this sign we are given inspiration to stay the course, since a symptom of the presence of True Justice in the Universe has appeared.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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Sunday, January 11, 2009


by Emanuel Xavier

Para mi gente…
Bushwick on my mind
quinceañeras at the bodega
with their pretty pink dresses
luscious dark eyes
longing to cut the Valencia cakes
while Mr. Softee lingers
over coco helados y piragüeros
fighting for the last dollar

Across the street,
santeros dressed in white
with their collares
buying chickens at the poultry shop
for their next tambor
to be held this Sunday
in someone else’s crowded basement

Maggie cruisin’ back and forth
back and forth
Keeping the dealers in check
As the sounds of beepers
Rottweiler fights
& chanting from the Pentecostal church
fill the air with the smells
of pernil, alcapurrias y empanadas
from La Claribel -
the best cuchifrito in town

Up on the roof,
Miguelito giving blow jobs
to grey-haired old men
so that he can get a fade
at Paul’s boutique
or buy mami that fake painting
she wanted for $5.99
down Knickerbocker Avenue

Malitza walking by
pregnant with her second baby
only 18 & already night manager at McDonald’s
she wasn’t gonna end up consumed
in the empty little crack bags
she counted
every morning
on her way to Grover Cleveland High School

Hector, her boyfriend,
home from playing handball all day
lying shirtless on the couch blunted out of his mind
staring at the roach on the ceiling
one single roach in a vast desert
or maybe an alien exploring a new world
the ceiling fan -
his spaceship

Doña Carmen sneezing so loud
The walls so thin
Hector says ‘Salud‘
& she hears him from the second floor
over Walter Mercado
on Canal 41

Turning off the kitchen lights
so that the roaches can scurry into the darkness -
their freedom
like the children playing out all night

Waiting for the L train
‘Mira, Georgie…
gimmie a quarter!’
but cha betta pay me back tomorrow!’

Life in Bushwick,
ain’t it a trip!
One day we’ll all be buried
beneath the ground we spit on

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Your Mini-s Widget

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Parallel Lines - Ysabel Perkins

Parallel Lines

Possibly, tired of game-spotting, dotting and dashing,
Painter-Creator had a longing for lines, elegantly unbroken.
Pure without rendezvous, their unrequited love eternally unspoken.
``A change from Cheetah with his collection of marks
All nature needs is a set of stripes - symbolic of healing forever,
And I`ll lay them all on you, Monsieur Zebra!"
Roguishly, almost, that creature
roams the wild, although wearing
rigor in the design of his hide.
Always imprisoned in black and white. Imperial parallel lines.
And, tamely, a convict looks out from the severest of bars
Across his cell- window. ``Wish one were skew, I`d escape to the stars!"
L and double ll, the word itself contains the concept -
line-like letters, side by side. Though is it para-lell or -llel? Goodness, I forget!
La-di-da, linguistic laws! You are laboriously legalistic.
Let`s have gentle guidelines, almost-parallels, which have the grace to bend.
Every now and then, two fools, bent on comedy, find each other`s antics
equally funny. ``Ha-ha, Clown, you`re ludicrous!" ``Nay, Elf, merely
eccentric!" Jesters, unaware that the very laughter lines on their faces are matched.
Lovers, ha! - on the other hand, keep a cool fixed distance apart, initially. Then -
legit-and-intimate, approach a limit, and come to
lie closeclose together. Who can tell whether they form one life, or two, parallel?
``Long ago, in Liverpool ... " my mother-in-law tells stories of her boy, now my beloved.
``Look - these pointed iron railings are rare today." Neat, spearlike, in a row. Vectors!
``Let`s turn these parallels into bullets! Para-shoot in self-defence!" came the call
In the Wars, I and II. Weapons, not hedges, were needed in a hurry.
Indeed, the metal-melting worked. Line upon line, homely fencing was ripped out
In sacrifice. Woeful women turned into widows, and a few men, sta-sta-mmering victors!
Nowadays, well-organized fiery darts attack the family in more subtle ways.
Newspapers no longer carry the cruelest lines of all.
Nailed with His back to us, it`s easy to forget, at
Easter, that thirty-ah! nine-ah! parallel strokes were part of the torture.
Even a child playing choo-choo is fascinated by tracks which nevernever meet -
``Except at infinity" the sage adds, cryptically.
So, terrible lashes free us from selfish cells, forever.
Someone, sing of this escape from slavery. Guitar`s six lines, unplucked, lie
Silently parallel. Musicians! Wake up! Make those strings meet, as we dance 'til Eternity!

- Ysabel Perkins

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Keen's NYC founded 1885

"In a historical-landmark building, Keen's is worth a visit just to [] see the 90,000 pieces of memorabilia including the play bill held by Abraham Lincoln when he was assassinated"

Im a vegetarian but like it for the friendly service. Teddy Roosevelt is said to have gone to lunch there when he was police commissioner.

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Thousands of types of scotch there - rare ones. But I'm a Bourbon drinker now, since it's cheaper. But it's not much cheaper at Kean's!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Saturday, December 13, 2008

9/11 Hollywood Syncs Part 17

Good shots of erstwhile Trade Towers.
Disappeared in ~11 seconds each. Uh H'huh?

15 percent of people over 10 still believe in Santa Claus too.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Friday, November 14, 2008

Archer by Sasha

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Zip Polite O A X A C A

RIP Eva Norvind
May 7, 1944 - May 14th 2006

Brad Will
June 14, 1970 - October 27 2006

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Joker Cat 2