Disruptive Juxtaposition

Thursday, March 31, 2005

If you were a book...

You're Catch-22!

by Joseph Heller

Incredibly witty and funny, you have a taste for irony in all that you
see. It seems that life has put you in perpetually untenable situations, and your sense
of humor is all that gets you through them. These experiences have also made you an
ardent pacifist, though you present your message with tongue sewn into cheek. You
could coin a phrase that replaces the word "paradox" for millions of

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Robert Creeley, R.I.P.

"A Wicker Basket"

Comes the time when it's later

and onto your table the headwaiter
puts the bill, and very soon after
rings out the sound of lively laughter--

Picking up change, hands like a walrus,
and a face like a barndoor's,
and a head without any apparent size,
nothing but two eyes--

So that's you, man,
or me. I make it as I can,
I pick up, I go
faster than they know--

Out the door, the street like a night,
any night, and no one in sight,
but then, well, there she is,
old friend Liz--

And she opens the door of her cadillac,
I step in back,
and we're gone.
She turns me on--

There are very huge stars, man, in the sky,
and from somewhere very far off someone hands
me a slice of apple pie,
with a gob of white, white ice cream on top of it,
and I eat it--

Slowly. And while certainly
they are laughing at me, and all around me is racket
of these cats not making it, I make it

in my wicker basket.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Once more into the breach

You may've noticed that blogging's fallen off my radar a bit - that's due to the final preparations for the exam. And, those preparations having done, I might be leaving off blogging for another spell. So be well, everyone: I'm not sure if I'll be able to check in on you or post until the 4th of April. As Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio said in The Abyss, "Luck is not a factor." I always did admire her moxie and pluck.