Horror fans are a particular breed. They analyze films with such detail and...– Roger Ebert (via claygoestothemovies)
Pop-punk is for pudgy self-haters. Hardcore sucks worse than it did 10 years...– Patrick Kindlon, Alternative Press (via tunnnelsnakesrule)
So, April's National Poetry Month
I’m gonna try and go 30/30, I may cheat and just post stuff I’ve already written, we’ll see. This one’s from yesterday. “Places my Father has Considered Bombing” I: The Disney Village With such high foot traffic it’s easy to blend in with the crowd. A dozen different languages and skin tones makes for a highly unmotivated incident. A few metal detectors, fewer security. Lion...
I’m glad movies like Fireproof exist, and I wish its makers continued success....– Steve Taylor (director of the upcoming Blue Like Jazz) read the entire article here (via headstrongandsteadfast) “As writer David McFadzean summarized, Christian movies are like porn – poorly lit, poorly acted and you always know how they’re going to end.”
In honor of Black History Month.
This is my Undergrad. tylerdking: my college is serving fried chicken and waffles. Yes. This. Is. Happening. PROOF-
"The Strength of Fields" by James Dickey
… a separation from the world, a penetration to some source of power and a life-enhancing return … Van Gennep: Rites de Passage Moth-force a small town always has, Given the night. What field-forms can be, Outlying the small civic light-decisions over A man walking near home? ...
moshxalone: lyonsbrandon: moshxalone: ironhearted: moshxalone: lyonsbrandon: 12parsecs: lyonsbrandon: moshxalone: ironhearted: Modern life is pizza Pizza cave Cruel as pizza Gravepizza Pi$$a Slippizza The hope pizza (in case you didn’t know I’m about to get free pizza) in the midst of pizza. Pizza Bizkit as pizza burns Pizza Burns Red pizzaxminds Pizza before...
"The Hospital Window" by James Dickey
I have just come down from my father. Higher and higher he lies Above me in a blue light Shed by a tinted window. I drop through six white floors And then step out onto pavement. Still feeling my father ascend, I start to cross the firm street, My shoulder blades shining with all The glass the huge building can raise. Now I must turn round and face it, And know his one pane from the...
Bonehead Writing by Craig Vetter
-I love reading this essay to my class on the first day. Sets a nice tone. There’s a sort of low moan that goes up periodically from the English departments at colleges and universities across the country over the fact that most students, even the good ones, can’t write a lick - not a love letter or a suicide note, much less an essay or a term paper. It’s nothing new, but...
Outside of my grandparent's house (the home my mom...
katieheartsyou: Hershey Street, San Antonio, Texas. I will always cherish the memories in this sweet home. Everything from the ugly pink poodles next to the moral of Paris in the front room, the time my Aunt Virginia fell on the side walk and broke her new phone while trying out my brother’s new spiderman skateboard, the odor of the garage, christmas day tamales, and all of the wisdom my...
Final Grades Due @ 5:00?
Final grades entered at five.
To Myself in Ten Years
We’ll live like serpents, you and I. Leviathans spinning whirlpools from calm waters, swallowing ships and sirens, alike. Our arms will break with the tide, snap at the scapula and dissolve in the silt while atrophy twists our legs to fins. Drifting beneath the current, we’ll pan concrete ruins for gold until our fingertips prune gray and flake off like paint. I will pull you under, ...
Douche Bag Tattoos
So, I’m at a diner with my best friend. He’s on the phone with his womanly-lady friend, and I’m looking up wrestling articles instead of writing a paper. I’m productive like that. Anyway, some how the conversation across the booth turned to what makes a good tattoo, and he says, “I don’t know, just don’t get a douche bag tattoo.” He knows what he...
I HAVE AN ANNOUNEMENT
I’m coming home right now, like I’m literally just about to pull out of the drive way. If you are in Warrensburg this week for Thanksgiving, I want to see you. If you’re in England, I wish i was visiting you in Des Moines. That seems appropriate. I love you guys, I miss you guys. /endsentamentality
Pop Punk's Not Dead Tour Set Lists
propertyofzack: The Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour featuring New Found Glory, Set Your Goals, The Wonder Years, Man Overboard, and This Time Next year kicked off just a few days ago. The set lists that each of the bands have been playing so far can be seen below by clicking “Read More”. Read More It’s gonna be a good night.
There’s a reason we all listen to punk rock instead of top 40. There’s a reason...– Soupy Campbell
Fear plays an interesting role in our lives. How dare we let it motivate us. How...– Robert California yeah, I just quoted The Office.
The most subtly awesome moment from tonight's...
The blue crystal meth in Meryl’s bag. Cross referencing for the win.
A Cure for Dead Dogs by Craig Morgan Teicher
… as if weather were a cure for childhood. —Bin Ramke As if time were a cure. As if all things pass, this too shall pass were a cure for time, the time it takes, time enough, a little more time. As if waking with a taste in your mouth were a cure for childhood, a sweaty sweaty dream, a monster, an angel in the closet, under the bed were a cure for a ghost. As...
I would totally read this series.
Someone needs to publish a book on grammar usage that doesn’t involve words like “In grammar, a clause is the smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition” and just says, “a clause is a subject doing something.”
Last week I used the music video for “Sic Transit Gloria” by Brand New and assigned what is essentially an album review to help teach analysis. Tomorrow I’m using Epic Meal Time to help teach cliches. I hope my students think class is as awesome as I do.
Lucifer by Dean Young
You can read almost anything about angels, how they bite off the heads first, copulate with tigers, tortured Miles Davis until he stuck a mute in his trumpet to torture them back. The pornographic magazines ported into the redwoods. The sweetened breath of the starving. The prize livestock rolls over on her larval young, the wooden dwarf turning in the cogs of the clockworks. I would have...
Holy Breaking Bad.
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