Thursday, January 26, 2006

tarts, dvds, and haikus



the sun came up today. the birds were still chirping. they still can't vote in china or somalia (interesting comparison, eh?).

but i'm still depressed over the election.

so, i made up a batch (41 to be extact) of buttertarts...

mmmmmmm...i'll make this a short posting so i can have a snack.

just a co-winky-dink?

the liberals were corrupt. neo-cons campaign on greater accountability. canadians vote for a neo-con government.

the fatah party of palestine was really corrupt. palestinians vote for a massive Hamas majority government. the same Hamas that is an outlawed terrorist group, that calls for the destruction of israel, that sponsors the occasional suicide bomber...

movies and dvds...

i was kind of surprised that i got some grief from qtlibrarian over my review of war of the worlds. i didn't read any reviews when it was out in general release, but i liked it. maybe i've just been watching too much mediocre TV lately.

anyway, i've just polished off the Trailer Park Boys Season 4 dvd set. it was simply outstanding. this has got to be one of the best canadian tv shows ever. really. i put it up there with wayne and shuster, the beachcombers, and the newsroom.

if you haven't seen the show, TPB takes place in the sunnyvale trailer park (ha!) and involves a small but lovable group of petty ex-con artists. done as a mock-umentary, a camera crew follows the boys as they struggle to make it in the world by legitimate means. however, with each attempt, they eventually revert to their criminal past to make ends meet like growing the wacky or committing the "greasiest" of crimes like stealing bbq's from "the rich folks". there's alot, i mean ALOT, of swearing. but, they've elevated the cussing and cursing to an art form, adding to hilarity of the show.

there's definitely a TPB cult following. i suggest you climb on the bandwagon before too late.

looking for a few brave writers...

i was talking to soapydave last week about starting a blog community. you know, having a blog with multiple contributors...

i've got a new blog. it's called haikus from hell. why haikus you say? well, i know everyone's living in the fast lane these days. so, how difficult is it to write down 17 syllables every day or two? think concisely, my friends... right now, i'm thinkin' haikus. maybe i'll add in limericks and other poetic forms later. drop me a line and i'll add you to the list o' poets...

8 comments:

The Dharma Bum said...

I love Haikus!

soapyDave said...

Mmmmmmm . . . tarts!

I'd like to be on the list o' poets.

Gina said...

I can count to seventeen.

dean said...

That co-winky-dink is kind of a scary thought Al.

Haiku... sure I'll become a Haiku poet.

Kyle said...

I'd like to be on the list of contributors. It's been a while since I've written anything non-diary-ish. Might be good to motivate me.

And I love butter tarts. Mmmm butter tarts.

Oh, yes, TPB is an excellent show.

Len said...

Ooh, ooh, pick me too.

Mike said...

Writing poems sucks
But I will do my upmost
To write one each day


If writing a Haiku to get into the Haiku site doesn't get me in then I don't know what does.

PS - As to your question on my site: I'm in Taiwan

bubba said...

mike, you're in.