Saturday, September 18, 2010

Badgers on the tube at 2:30..... touring the renovated Grand Opera House at 2:00.....

decisions decisions

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Obama beer......

OK...... is your glass half full?...... ya upset that the wars are not over? upset that the doan ask thingee not done?  downright upset you're 401K tanked.  Righteously so!!!!!
Well..............................just ask..... what  would the alternatives been/might be

a glass full of tea?  and

“The vice-presidency isn't worth a pitcher of warm piss” John Nance Gardner, former VP

Shit&whiskers.!!!!!! she couldn't handle a governorship!!!!!

and folks want her as president???

"gimmee a beer or gimmee a bratwurst..... but doan gimmeee tea"

okjimm, current blogger


In Parentheses

Not much today.  Unlike yesterday when there was oodles of not much!  Very much, though, enjoying the new(er) Black Keys offering.  It's good.  Very good.  Really good.  As in, I like it very really much&stuff.
Ok.... I don't do reviews well. for that you need to go to The Caliph of Clevelandistan if you can figure out what he is saying(which usually is more fun that KNOWING what he is saying. (if you know what I mean) Really.

but I have been on a reading kick..... eating stuff up.  Waiting for the new Thomas McGuane to hit the library (alreadyz gotz mine reserved).... and in the while reading a great book , "

Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" 



... not that it is a huge piece of literary accomplishment... but it details very well two of my heroes from my adolescent years ( I think I had a couple dozen of them.... years, not heroes)  Tom&Dick Smothers  and the show they had on CBS (when there were NO cable channel shit) The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
Now looking back... it was all pretty tame stuff compared to what is on TV now (which is almost nothing.. or nothing gooooood.. or little that I watch) but with-out the Smothers Bros beating down censorship and pushing the edge of what is considered acceptable for TV viewing... there would have been no SNL or Cobert  or a host of other people.

(in 1968 the Comedy Hour featured comedian Pat Paulsen running for President as a member of the STAG party (Straight Talking American Government Party.)  A fore runner of the TEA Party (Tepid Enough Assholes) but really much more funny and whimsical.  (Really)

ok.  Now I gotz to get something done.  Gonna make some phone calls this afternoon for Russ Feingold.....
...... he belongs to my party. (I just hope he brings better beer the next time.) or I won't invite him to my next party.

ok.  Gotz to run and return my ex-wife's hedge trimmer(before she finds out I borrowed it)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

No Bongos or Burritos in Norway

So it was a slow news day here in beautiful downtown Wisconsington.... right before the Senatorial and Gubernatorial primaries.  Page two of my local paper ran three stories right next to each other.....

The Capital Times reports that a 31-year-old street musician, apparently enraged over criticism, bashed a 54-year-old man over the head with his guitar and wrestled with police before being taken into custody last Thursday. The musician, Brandin Hochstrasser a.k.a. Bongo Jesus, had to be subdued by TASER after beating and knocking down his would-be critic at the 500 block of State Street. “The dispute started over some questionable guitar playing,” said police spokesman Joel DeSpain.

Whew.... good thing the guy didn't play a tuba!  and the next story....

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut, AKA Jaws, has downed 47 burritos in 10 minutes at the New Mexico state fair in Albuquerque, beating the previous record of 33. Chestnut, of San Jose, California, won $1,500 (£977) for the feat on Saturday.
Known for his hotdog eating, Chestnut also won the annual July Fourth hotdog-eating contest on Coney Island, New York, for the fourth year in a row this summer.
The Garcia's World Burrito Eating Championship was supported by the International Federation of Competitive Eating, which oversees all international professional eating contests.

I wonder how many burritos Jesus could eat?

..... and the last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A Norwegian public news reporter lived the dream of every journalist and writer this weekend, quitting in the middle of her news broadcast after a slow news day.

Reporter Pia Beathe Pedersen accused her employers at public broadcasting company NRK of placing too much pressure on the staff to churn out news, culminating in her quitting her job after having nothing of note to report.
During a live Saturday broadcast, Pedersen told listeners that she wouldn’t read the news and that “nothing important has happened.”

See..... Nothing has happened.  You can all go home now.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I understand I think maybe

 I said she said
but then he goes
  &I saidyouknow
and he went
really yes
exactly then
right I heard that
I said she then went
you know he came
   back with
of course when
but they said
if you shouldn't put pearls before swine
where is the oyster bed?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Yes is a World

love is a place
& through this place of
love move
(with brightness of peace)
all places

yes is a world

& in this world of
yes live
(skilfully curled)
all worlds


Sunday, September 12, 2010


9/11? More than the Trade Towers feel on 9/11.... America did too. We fell into a pit of fear, paranoia, hate, cynicism and bigotry that keeps getting deeper and deeper. Not that we already didn't have a fair amount before... but the veneer was stripped away. I am waiting for 9/12. That day after we never came to after the attacks.  When we rebuild our National Ethos of truth, justice, brotherhood, fair-play, generosity and kindness. I'm thinking I maybe waiting for awhile.

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