Monthly Archives: May 2005

the oh my god particle

kick a soccer ball from the corner
spinning an arc 30º out and above a field of white lines and green grass
corded musculature in high relief
leg swung round the broken minute hand of a
clock
head down, one arm spun back, the other slashed down
diagonal
across his chest
torqued dreads in a swirl
the force lines of rotation in all things
the ball, the globe, the galaxy, universe
sending beads of sweat in radiant lines
to catch the klieg lights
tearing your eyes
because there’s beauty like that
in every day

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  • Beautiful Chaplin-esque CGI animation, replete with tinny sound, scratched film, jerky edits, focal drift and other “vintage” effects >>
  • harbeatmonboxica, freaking AWESOME!!! edit: mp3 version yay! >>
  • what have I got in my pocket?

    brief snippet of me time, because a friend asked nicely, then back to semi-detached, uninteresting rambles through the back rooms of my brain, cheerio!

    from the orangegirl

    1. total number of books in your house:
    2. 33 (2 city atlases, 2 travel guidebooks [1 city, 1 country ], 7 textbooks [4 to teach me, 3 to teach others ], 2 Japanese dictionaries, 2 Japanese phrasebooks [1 boring but highly useful ‘Barron’s Travel, 1 interesting but not so…’Making Out in Japanese’ ], 3 books on Japanese culture, 1 history book [japan], 1 self-help book [‘What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do’…good to know, that ], 3 graphic novels [Naruto, Naussica and McSweeney’s Quarterly ], 8 novels, 1 book of poetry, 1 moleskine [nearly full ]), a good number, 33. Many more back in the place where I am from but then I couldn’t be cute and list them all out, could I?

    3. the last book you bought was:
    4. I bought half of ‘The Spirit of Tea’, which I have yet to read but which describes the Japanese Tea Ceremony and which contains many beautiful pictures, which I highly recommend you look at, should you find the time or means.

    5. the last book you finished was:
    6. ‘Norwegian Wood’

      Currently reading ‘A Wild Sheep Chase’ (a bit dated, not reading as well as his others, you may skip with an unburdened conscience unless you are an obsessive completist and are/will be going through a Murakami phase)

    7. 5 books you often read or that mean a lot to you:
    8. who you’re going to pass this along to and why:
    9. Sorry, i am the joyless, no fun, dead-end where memes and email forwards go to die. Also, I only know two bloggers really, and sidesh0w’s blog is waaaaay to w3c standards-compliant and CSSexy for memes, and orangegirl already did this, and so sending it back to her would create meme feedback, which is probably like uncontained coldfusion, which sounds cool but in reality would turn all available matter (most likely, the planet…possibly the whole solar system) into plasma (eg. something like a star), as well as making that really awful feedback sound, sssskreeeeeEEAAAAWWWWWK!!!

    Buoyancy

    An Adagio For Tandems StackedTeargas&PlateglassTeargas&Plateglass

    This song is crawling up into the faucet of your bathroom sink, moving like an insect, the indestructible cockroach. Crawling along as corroded metal and clumps of oxidized plaque accumulate inside this copper arterial. Back into the walls and down down down. And then out, into the holding tank, drifting slowly to the bottom, clouds of dirt and rust illuminated in the tiny spotlights of your explorer-robot bug eyes. And down again, down into the earth. Pipes. Faster now. Pipes and conduits speed by, enlarging enlarging. The aqueduct. Massive. A crushing rebirth every second in turbulent, violent water. From 1,863 streams and 15 mountains it comes roaring into this single channel to carry you away, carry you somewhere you can start again…another chance…and the water will always be there to remind you of the gift given and received floating, arms and legs trailing behind, brought to the surface by the unimmersible buoyancy of your own beautiful heart.