What gets me is how the Seattle City Council is hooting and hollering their support in favor of this George Carlin tribute performance. Standing ovation. Minus points for James for misapplying the philosophy of Fascism and mispronouncing Ayn Rand, but five stars for the poster, Billy Buttsex, through and through.
OK Billy, instead of pointing out that you're a racist, let's try a remedial approach: what is, by definition, the one thing that both independent and large chain coffee shops must have in common?
pssst. he isn't reading poetry.
Excerpted from a letter to a fan, 1937:
“Your letter inquiring about the origin of my name has been forwarded to me. In answer to your question, I must say that ‘Ayn’ is both a real name and an invention. The original of it is a Finnish feminine name. . . . Its pronunciation, spelled phonetically, would be: ‘I-na.’ I do not know what its correct spelling should be in English, but I chose to make it ‘Ayn,’ eliminating the final ‘a.’ I pronounce it as the letter ‘I’ with an ‘n’ added to it.” Letters of Ayn Rand, page 40.
The punchline is that no one was wondering
Mark Sidran was a pretty big asshole, and I basically agree with everything this guy is saying. . It's hard to be a social conservative in Seattle.
"A fan of John Tesh." was probably the best part.
I really liked how nuns and teachers got the shit kicked out of them and gassed at the WTO protests, but you only heard about those three ladies who dressed in red and wanted the world to be Communist.
This is pretty good though, and WTO sort of destroyed Sidran's career in city politics. Gregoire appointed him to some shitty post, because she is typical of the spineless and boring Democrats that have ran that state since Gary Locke took over in the 90's
Get ready for Dino to change the Gregoire problem, my friend!
There is no chance in hell Dino Rossi will be pseduo-elected this time around. The funny thing is that even after the Republicans and Democrats engineered the destruction of Washington's amazingly democratic blanket primary voting system, among the last of its kind, the GOP still couldn't get a guy elected.
Now that it's back, Republicans in Washington will be sending lunatics like Ellen Craswell to the polls again, and they'll continue electing boring Democrats who ride the popularity of Clinton or the hatred of Bush for many terms to come.
pseudo-elected i meant.
This man is what America means to me. We must find him and make him Pope.
+500 stars for "A fan of John Tesh."
|Freeman Gordon |
god I love living in Seattle.
A SPACE HEATER, FILLED WITH HUMAN WASTE AND CAT HAIR.
Brilliant. This guy is Mayor of POETV.
Well, we've witnessed the greatest living poet of our times' internet debut. This must be what it was like to be in the Globe's audience for the first performance.
I departed preSidran, but this glorious angry genius reminds me of the Seattle I remember where elaborately regaled street kids lived in The Monastery, people feared the Green River Killer, and Pike and Boren - where a crazy homeless man would give you a stream-of-consciousness poem of nearly this quality for a buck.
this is like anger porn.
I love it so much.
Dude's got balls.
I have no idea who he is angry at or why.
3 stars i guess for sucking the marrow out of his right to free speech.
I would have preferred a more subtle delivery.
To give the other side of his "I got arrested for saying 'fuck'" story:
A man yells "FUCK IT!"
"Excuse me, sir?"
"I need to use the fucking bathroom and the thing is locked!"
"Could you please watch your language?"
"YOU NEVER HEARD FUCK? HOW ABOUT FUCK YOU AND YOU'RE A MOTHERFUCKER?! HUH? GO FUCK YOURSELF!"
And then, by his own admission, he ran away. I gotta say, if that happened to me, I would be a little... concerned. I love this guy.
Oh shit we found Francis E. Dec's long lost son.
Of course there is, he's just thinking on a level that is far too advanced for us mere mortals.
So, wait. He DOESN'T like this guy he dedicated the poem to?
"you're a liquid-emitting fart"
that's my new insult
He's even dressed the same.
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