Frabjous Times

On Fay Wray

Tue Aug 10 08:23:13 2004 [permalink]
far beyond the feral
'She said she had not realised at the time "that King Kong and I were going to be together for the rest of our lives, and longer ".'
Keywords: scifaiku| art scifaiku

Ten percent off

Mon Aug 9 11:02:48 2004 [permalink]
four month
running my own business
or, to be accurate, vice
versa —

one night
after an eleven hour day,
the bathroom scale reveals
the news that I'm
marked down.
Keywords: cinquain


Mon Aug 9 10:58:19 2004 [permalink]
scraps of aerogel
scumbled on a
rigid sky
Keywords: scifaiku| technology scifaiku


Sat Aug 7 19:37:58 2004 [permalink]
New Pamplona —
running with the
Keywords: scifaiku| technology scifaiku

Lush life

Sat Aug 7 19:36:51 2004 [permalink]
ripe starfruit
glistens —
the bossa supernova
Keywords: scifaiku| art scifaiku

Counting coup

Mon Aug 2 08:15:52 2004 [permalink]
with guns hot and locked on,
bounce off
the atmosphere
It's Condition Orange here in northern New Jersey.
For a Lakota person, who has fought in battle using the western society warfare system, to return to health would mean to return to the Lakota way of doing things. This could be accomplished with the help of">ceremonies. The Lakota way of doing things had worked for us Lakotas for thousands and thousands of years, and when a Lakota attempts to live under a system which is not Lakota is like starving him/her-self.
Keywords: scifaiku| space scifaiku| social scifaiku

July 2004 links

Sun Aug 1 07:31:18 2004 [permalink]
Here are the picks of July's litter of links:
  • I hate pundits who get on the air talking about lowering (or raising) taxes without naming any figures at all. Not everyone suffers from the scourge of innumeracy, so let us have some hard numbers! Here is a set of graphs showing the Federal FY 2003 tax outlays (and another set with a New Jersey slant to it) which I offer to anyone wishing to elevate the level of such debates.
  • Warren's Fast Fiction Friday appeals to my preference for brevity. These pieces are a little longer than the 55-word stories which I've written.
  • Project Gutenberg has two new public domain Filipino myth and folklore resources available, which will probably be of interest to all the people happening on my site via search: Philippine Folk Tales at Gutenberg and Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore.
  • I should get a pair of these boots to promote my LLC. Its name is "Fourth Ace" and I am the sole member.
  • Continuing in this Filipino theme, notice how the fellow in the lower right of this poster of Parokya ni Edgar has a Prince kind of look in high gear.
  • One of my favorite places in the Strip District in Pittsburgh is Primanti Brothers, locally famous for inventing the tradition of embedding french fries in their sandwiches. It is gratifying to know that the Travel Channel editors agree.
  • Graham in England ran into some unpleasantness with the Data Protection Act by taking pictures for his photoblog. It seems like something which would have happened here in the U. S. by way of the Patriot Act.
  • Is anyone interested in a domain with an website with a name based on a forlorn hope?
  • From Making Light:
  • From metafilter:
    • Click on the link text promising Castles for Sale to see what might be had in the state of Idaho.
  • From Incoming Signals:
  • From anil's links:
    • Doesn't Amazon know from its own SF titles just how perilous it would be for one to reveal one's Real Name?
  • From boingboing:
    • An unspeakably Lovecraftian PC casemod.
Keywords: link


Sat Jul 31 22:56:46 2004 [permalink]
A glance,
a choked whisper,
this week like all the rest,
his imaginary girlfriend
slides past.
Keywords: cinquain

On Francis Crick

Fri Jul 30 08:51:34 2004 [permalink]
right-hand helices
hung with words
of four letters
On "the founder of molecular biology"
And a 5-7-5 at talk.bizarre
Keywords: scifaiku| biology scifaiku


Thu Jul 29 14:34:42 2004 [permalink]
tank mixture Courvoisier laden
" An AWOL machine turns a shot of alcohol into a vapour, which is then inhaled through the nose or mouth." Company site via metafilter
Keywords: scifaiku


Tue Jul 27 09:27:34 2004 [permalink]
"please step this way"
the probe begins...
should have shaved

gaze into the lens
the soul stolen
Keywords: scifaiku| tanka

Neptune, the Mystic

Sun Jul 18 16:34:46 2004 [permalink]
last rock out . next door to comet flock
bromine-caked shores . vast flat gas-ice plains
not to strive . slow plod around the rim
sensor nets primed . looking for like minds
water like iron . hydrogen pooled
looking out . light-years of nothingness
the fifth substance . this blue-tinged planet
Keywords: stellarenga| scifaiku| space scifaiku

Uranus, the Magician

Sun Jul 18 16:34:11 2004 [permalink]
apparition . a wan blurry disk
shearling vapor puffs . soon vanishing
bearing of heaven . sideways turning
helium mineworks . against the shade
compounded of gasses . the alchemist
magnetic draught . spinning out skyward
Oberon tug . conjures a light spike
Keywords: stellarenga| scifaiku| space scifaiku

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