Monday, 28 January 2008

London


This is London calling. One of the world's great cities, its rich history and appearance as a central or supporting character in innumerable stories, songs, films and personal remembrances serve as testimony to its timelessness: eternally old, but always new. Thanks to Andrew for the theme suggestion. Deadline is midnight, Sunday February 10.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

varmints

when i was a kid
at the cinema, they’d play
some short films to start.

rabbits throw anvils
at singing baboons; talking
pots chase magic spoons.

man, i’d love to see,
today, mickey’s marching brooms –
the movie starts soon…

…but what’s up these days?
i’m harpooned with all these ads:
“BUILT FORD TOUGH!” “BUY SNACKS!”

i don’t want ads or
film trivia, you maroons!
bring back my cartoons!

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Film


From the first silents to today's glossy Hollywood blockbusters, film has been a huge part of our culture. We've idolized stars, sung along to theme songs, memorized favourite lines, encountered alien life forms, and traveled all over the world (and beyond), while sitting in the dark staring at a glowing screen. You have until midnight of Sunday, January 27 to write about your celluloid dreams.

Monday, 14 January 2008

The Label Says It's Organic...

Cheerful bright boxes
at the grocery store propose:
"Soylent Green tonight!"

Friday, 11 January 2008

Summer: lines composed on a beach

You maniacs! You
blew it up! Ah, damn you! God
damn you all to hell!

The Future


It's The Future, my friends! Will we be whizzing around in our own personal shiny metal spaceships, or will we be in helpless thrall to our merciless squid overlords? Utopia, Dystopia, or something in between? You have until midnight of Saturday, January 19 to foresee The Future...

I'm late preparing for Thanksgiving too

cruel calendar
just a few hundred days left
must start shopping now