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Love Is The Answer?

Hey New Guy. Welcome to the war zone. How was OCS?

Did you say "Love Is The Answer?"

Someone said that long ago, and they killed him. His name was Lennon.

It was just another practical joke,

Uninspired, without humor, and o-so very Symbolic.

If you aren't angry

then you haven't paid attention.

If you can't pay attention,

you really don't belong here.

And they've dimed you out already.

A plane will crash when a series of… Continue

Added by ZenDog on August 15, 2009 at 10:50am — No Comments

Red Lights . . .

and Cowboys

An urban cowboy circles

looks like someone stole his cue,

now he's lookin' kinda lost.

I'm sure he knows just Who

but not quite What to do -

he hasn't got a clue.

So much for tough guy eyes.

Then his girlfriend points away

behind me to the left -

body on the pavement

red lights at the curb

and they both go to gawk.

The body lays right there

near where Laura once was… Continue

Added by ZenDog on August 12, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Do you like dogs?

Do you like dogs?

Hey everyone. I like dogs. Do you like dogs? Some of you like dogs, I’m sure. You know what I like about dogs?

They aren’t people.

Ha-ha! EeYeah! That’s why I like dogs. Yeah-ya. Well, they are manipulative, of course. Sure they are. But if you pay attention, their machinations - ha-ha! EeYeah; a dog’s machinations center around three things - feed me, pet me, and take me for a walk. And they never say anything unless they bark, and that’s… Continue

Added by ZenDog on August 10, 2009 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

L.A. Humor

Hey everyone. Guess what? It seems I’ve been very bad lately. Yeah-ya. Surprised? Ha-ha! No you aren’t. You know the only thing I’m qualified for is breaking things, don’t-cha? Ha-ha! Of course you do.

‘So what’d he do now?’ you ask? Well I’ll tell ya. It seems I was wrong when I suggested that the latest birther conspiracy was designed as a part of the plot to undermine the President during the health care debate. Have you heard about that? It seems a new certificate… Continue

Added by ZenDog on August 7, 2009 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Ha-ha! And how are we feeling . . .

Hey everyone. How are we feeling today? O Wait. Shh. Don't answer that. You might be giving away classified information. Ha-ha! EeeYeah.

I don't suppose anyone saw the Burlington Free Press today? Probably not, it's a relatively small publication. On the front page, above the fold, is an article about UVM and some research they are doing. I haven't read the whole article yet, but it's interesting because it seems they are, or they were, examining blog posts and stuff to see how… Continue

Added by ZenDog on July 29, 2009 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Have you seen the news - July 27, 2009

So if you live in the north east you may have seen the news - or maybe not, but it seems there were some interesting events on the interstate in both New York and Vermont this weekend. Never mind the sink hole that opened up and is expected to be fixed by Tuesday, it didn't swallow anything noteworthy.

O wait. That in itself is noteworthy. Someone should send the state cop who spotted it a note of thanks, just for paying attention. I mean, really. Can you imagine driving into a giant… Continue

Added by ZenDog on July 27, 2009 at 6:24pm — 4 Comments



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war is a function for profit;




war is politics by other means;




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return profit;

IF (war ? (war || politics));


profit (politics)

return ( );



IF {

function (profit) {


IF {

war = (war(… Continue

Added by ZenDog on July 22, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

A Barking Dog

A Barking Dog

two people with a dog

a dog's toy

and a stick

"jump, boy, jump"

the dog jumps

the other kicks it

they switch

jump, boy, jump

the dog jumps

the other kicks it

this goes on

and on

the dog of course

gets confused

and howls

the dog growls

and jumps

and howls

the dog howls at nite

does he wake the neighbors?

do they… Continue

Added by ZenDog on July 16, 2009 at 8:53am — No Comments

Alias Hossein Barfaroosh looks like a butterfly to me . . . .

So I have this app on my My Page [my My Page - my my oMy] - anywayz, where was I?

Oyeah, it's a beta version of World News or something. I was looking for information on the DC shooting of yesterday, July 15, 2009, since I missed the news last night. Why did I miss the news last night? Well, it seems someone seemed to labor under the misconception that I must be some sort of TOY or something, but never mind.

Like I keep sayin',

I ain't playin' . . .

Anywayz… Continue

Added by ZenDog on July 16, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Zen II - IV

Zen II

Sow fear and confusion

among the enemy ranks,

then sit back

and laugh.


Laughter is a noise.

When the enemy can hear you,

laugh as if you laugh last.

It won't matter.

Either you won't know the difference,

or you will make it so.

Zen IV

While they look within,

encircle them.

When they look without,

strike from… Continue

Added by ZenDog on July 15, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Butterflies in Sonnet

Butterflies in Sonnet

They hovered near like monarchs in the night;

invading vain and raging ruminations

with lyric sound of soft and gentle flight.

To walk away, solitude's intention;

their lovely voices bid me 'Stay. Listen.'

They formed a semi-circle and they sang!

They sang so pure of love endured, I listened!

Stood rapt with awe and trembling, my heart rang!

with bitter tears unwept and raging pain . . .

Christine was but… Continue

Added by ZenDog on July 15, 2009 at 5:57am — No Comments



Things are always different

things are ever changing

looking through reflections

one gets lost

in a mad house made of glass

one throws stones

but the stones must be much bigger

just go home

sit there in your room and do not cry

feel the hollow emptiness deep inside

don't go near the fun house

it's not fun

the madman in the shadows has a gun

it is only made of words that make you… Continue

Added by ZenDog on July 14, 2009 at 6:04am — 4 Comments

The Tongue

The Tongue

Stand naked and alone before the whole wide world -

Bleed beneath the knife in broad day light -

. . . . . . . . yet no one sees . . .

The mind convulsed with truths and bursting

- fish upon the rapids leaping, bent to spawn,

- intent to speak one word, one radient rainbow gem

sparkling bold and glorious . . .

The tongue clacks softly in an orifice of dust,

no other sound will utter;

the damned tongue no… Continue

Added by ZenDog on July 14, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

Gallows Humor

Ya-ya. Settle down everybody settle down. You'll get your turn, settle down. Just take a number and get in line. I'm sure you'll work it out.

HeeHee! Oboy. eeYah.

aYugh. Well. Say, somebody asked me the other day if I thought it was all that bad. Ya-ya. She said she finally understood what I was saying and really wanted to know: Do I think it's really that bad?

Wanna know what I told her? Yes? No? Not sure? Heh! I don't blame ya. That's right I did, I told her… Continue

Added by ZenDog on July 14, 2009 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Why I Write . . .

I found a thread this morning that asked of those who engage in some form of artistic expression a simple question, and that is Why.

Interesting question. I was tempted to be flip, sarcastic, but I guess that is simply an expression of some tension, some frustration within me, the expression of which, within this context, may be counter productive.

It certainly won't win me any friends or influence people in a manner that is all that useful to my ambitions . .… Continue

Added by ZenDog on July 13, 2009 at 8:07am — 1 Comment

Manifesto: American Mad

Manifesto: American Mad

Are you Master of your own Domain?

Strange question, isn’t it. “What is up with that?” you may be tempted to ask, and most rightly so. There is, I think, only one correct answer, out of the thousands and thousands of possible responses, and that is: Are you insane? To understand why this is the most appropriate response, you must understand what is really being asked, and that requires a complete understanding of the original… Continue

Added by ZenDog on July 13, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Happy 4th

Well, I've just had a shower and a shave and I have a few things to do I guess. Don't blame me, I mean it wasn't my idea, but I do, I have a few things to do - I don't know what they are yet but that's never stopped me before, so hey . . .

Ya. Oboy. So anywayz . . . as I was saying, I've just had my shower and a few thoughts came to me and I just wanted to share them with all of you. You don't mind do you? You don't? Well ok then, if you're sure, but you better BOLT IN just in case… Continue

Added by ZenDog on July 11, 2009 at 7:50am — No Comments

A Letter To Letterman, Hi Dave it's Dave

I originally sent this note to the CBS Mailbag on June 29, 2009. It's posted on TBD, but with TBD closing I can't hang out over there anymore, so maybe I'll be around here from time to time. We'll see.

Anywayz, Fuck the Bozos . . .

Hi Dave - its Dave.

Was that St. Martin you had on your show the other night? Oh no, it was Short Martin. I see. Funny guy. He's married? Not that I care, it just seems like it'll be harder to get him out of the… Continue

Added by ZenDog on July 10, 2009 at 4:56am — No Comments



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