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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

Joker Cat

Indrani Mathilda

Joker Cat

Friday, November 7, 2008

K2 and Matterhorn

Look-alike Mountain Pyramid Kailas?


Center Wheel # 4 Ram

There are allegedly 2 heart chakra.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Crater Vesey Street

Hope Nosis

An Examination of Obama's Use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speechs

Blind Faith

"Blind Faith" original Album cover 1969

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

2008 Election


Bike Hauler

Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008



Om Shreem Hreem Shreem
Kamale Kamalaleyi
Praseed Praseed
Om Shreem Hreem Shreem
Mahalaxmiyei Namaha

The Head of the Gayatri

OM Bhuh! - the physical realm or earth, realm of being or food

OM Bhuvah! - the vital plane or atmosphere, realm of becoming or breath

OM Suvah! - the mental plane, space or heaven, realm of illumination

OM Mahah! - the sphere of cosmic mind, realm of Dharma

OM Janah! - the realm of creation or bliss

OM Tapah! - the realm of consciousness-force

OM Satyam! - the realm of absolute truth

The Body of the Mantra


Tat - That

Savitur - Of Savitar, the solar Creator

Varenyam - Supreme

Bhargo - Effulgence

Devasya - Of the God

Dhimahi - We meditate

Dhiyo - Intelligences, minds

Yo - Who

Nah - Our

Prachodayat - May direct

"We meditate upon the supreme effulgence of the Divine Solar Creator that he may direct our minds."

The Tail of the Gayatri


Apo - the Cosmic Waters

Jyoti - the Cosmic Light

Rasomritam - the Immortal Essence

Brahma - the Absolute

Bhur - the physical

Bhuvas - the atmospheric

Suvar - the realm of space

OM - the four higher realms

"OM, the waters, the light, the immortal essence, Brahman, earth, atmosphere, heaven, OM."

Kitty Squat

"I like him for his un-circumsized penis"

"We only "made-out," dear.

"Hey, Did he give me HIV?"

UN Global Hand-washing Day

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"What About Marie?"

Red Crane

Pope Grub

Rabbit Warren

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Mercury Feder

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Puppets in Hell

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Stop the Stings!

Friday, August 29, 2008


Bar Harbor Island