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Post#101 » by LyricalRico » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:21 am

Ruzious wrote:Glad you bumped it. Reminded me to order Rico's book - which I just did. I'm not a poetry guy, but maybe it'll convert me. I'll be like... cultured and stuff.


Wow, thanks Ruz! I actually meant to bump this thread myself for the one year anniversary.

It's wild cuz I went back and read it again the other day and immediately saw stuff I would change. Maybe that means I need to do a revised "collector's edition" or something (sold separately, of course). :D
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Post#102 » by barelyawake » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:34 am

Rico, no art is finished, merely abandoned.
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Post#103 » by montestewart » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:53 pm

Do Not Go Gently Into That. Good Night.

hands11 wrote:Seth and Birch... To much to handle.
And they have DL standout Drew...
Wizards don't have enough horse.

KO with zero pts O. Johnson might
be able to get hot. Famous is solid
looking physically but dude is 27...
That's mostly why he looked good.

Man among boys. Going to take KO
and Johnson taking over.. Not going
to be easy without a better PG out there.

Machado has to get the offense organized.
I think O. Johnson could get picked up
by a team for the end of the bench.


I think that's his second to last post.
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Post#104 » by AFM » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:58 pm

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RIP Hands11

I'm sorry for never answering the PMs you sent me. Goodnight sweet prince....
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Post#105 » by AFM » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:03 am

I dedicate this work of modern art to our friend hands11

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My2FRPA3Gf8[/youtube]

We talked, each game, our hearts in vain
Your spelling--I never asked why
Each post, so long, words misspelled
Your love, no one could deny

Don't you ever say, he just walked away
Pine banned him cus he wanted to
Pine can't live a lie, better run for his life
Hands, I will always want you


You came in like a wrecking ball
RealGM wasn't ready at all
All you wanted was your post count so tall
All you ever did was get banned randomly
Yeah you... got banned randomly...
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Post#106 » by AFM » Sun Aug 2, 2015 3:43 am

Just trying to gauge board interest here... would anyone purchase an album of mine? I'm thinking of recording a crooner type album, updated for the 21st century

First single will be:

Fly me to the poon, let me jizz upon your arse

Let me see what sex is like on, jupiter and mars

in other words....
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Post#107 » by doclinkin » Wed Mar 2, 2016 5:36 pm

payitforward wrote:
doclinkin wrote:A slight rejoinder; de-glooming

Sure but squint at optimism
through a shard of rainbow prism
to diffract the focussed beam to many hues

and understand this tinted schizion
is essential to our vision
one cannot simply focus on the blues

you'se got to see the total spectrum
take your head out of your rectum
dont inspect your darkest depths for hidden clues

not squint through (fecaled) lenses
(if you'll pardon the parenses)
and see the crap in ALL you choose to views.

sometimes stuff is sucky
so long it turns to lucky
is not a fact that always needs to be poo-pooz'ed

If you're not so crappin' blind
you'd allow "That Rice's a find"
without finding ways that fact should be excused

True is true and it's our duty
to stand up off our booty
and cheer our lungs out for the fellows on our crew

not monkey grind that hurdy gurdy
on how much you distrust Ernie
since he's unsinkable, the hell you'z gonna do

ok that's all I'm gonna handle
and if you ask me to disMandle
well its probable I s'pose that I'll refuse

much as you like the fight
sometimes its best to not be right
when pessimism means you see just black and blues

but still pep up my friends
and hope for extrapolated trends
not what past happenstance portends
but
that all is passed now and been cleansed
scars debrided if not flensed
that whether you detracted or defends
this most mustachioed of mens
becomes irrelevant and when
you find the means led to those ends
through zigzags loops and bends
to: champagne upon the lens
and on the heads of sweaty mens
now crowned the champ-ee-ens
and you get to shrug and say your coda:
"That'll do..."

(right or wrong its been too long
since fat girl sung her song
hope we all live long enough 'til:
"That'll do...")

Hope we all live long enough to give that due.

go wiz


doc you've unmasked me but most
won't see the bread behind the toast
tho they examine coast to coast

the words you used to roast
what few insights I can boast
I found where you did host.

As to all my criticisms
not to mention my witticisms
they mean to cause no schisms.

Since I gave up on contending
no one's ear have I been bending

about our Front Office
how they punt or miss.

If it's time I rest my case
and put a smile on my face
then it's time that you get off it
for where's the fun? where's the profit?


(That's gonna be it for me, kids! Unless someone writes a sestina.)


Still waiting....
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Post#108 » by dobrojim » Wed Mar 2, 2016 6:41 pm

My daughter's really good at sestina. She's a huge Elizabeth Bishop fan. I've never
written one and would first have to (re)familiarize myself with what sestina actually is.
A lot of what we call 'thought' is just mental activity
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Post#109 » by payitforward » Mon Mar 7, 2016 5:51 pm

Here you go, Doc:


Sestina
for doc linkin


The last alien arrived in a bolt of lightning
Needing an apartment – not too big, my studio
Would do: after all, this is a costly continent
And synthesizing money might prove painful.
How’d we meet? I only recall being soothed
By his presence the way rice is by stew-meat

Cooked slow with veggies (cook stew-meat
Too fast & like knives that once cut lightning
Your teeth go hot & dull, for no one’s soothed
When unremembered entertainment weird studio
Henchmen - probably Venusian - imagine painful
As they wend across the unknown continent

Their orders mention (“in a new continent
Decked out & immaculate, seek stew-meat
& relax”) turns out not to be so painful
After all. Just as thunder isn’t lightning
Being bored isn’t being soothed, & studio
Heads ought to recall [while being soothed

By fears they thought never to be soothed
By] that), for, guess what, this is our continent
Where we cook what we can & our studio
Cans what we can’t – including stew-meat.
Once the moment sizzled away (lightning
Too fades into memory) it wasn’t painful

To shake the alien's hand, though “not painful”
May only mean my state’d been soothed
By pleasant stars surrounding the lightning
That touch the livid schematic of our continent
Turning all who breathe into alien stew-meat.
Still, is it all that simple? Really? Inside my studio

I hurdle pleasures that outside my studio
Some people – maybe you – find painful.
We’re all different. Vegans need no stew-meat.
Hmmm, alien vegans? Oh yes I am soothed
(Were I any more relaxed I’d be incontinent)
When, minute at first, remote as lightning

Strange notions in my studio are soothed
By the painful alien whose visit to our continent
Cooks the stew-meat of my mind in lightning.
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Post#110 » by payitforward » Mon Mar 7, 2016 11:53 pm

dobrojim wrote:My daughter's really good at sestina. She's a huge Elizabeth Bishop fan. I've never
written one and would first have to (re)familiarize myself with what sestina actually is.

Elizabeth Bishop -- good for her.
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Post#111 » by doclinkin » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:27 pm

payitforward wrote:Fair enough. But... how'd I get in there? I can't play. I don't deserve to make the (any!) team. And I already have plenty of threads...

Hey, I might write a song. I'll call it...

SHELDON'S BLUES

Don't know what they did to you
I know what they did to me
Didn't take me in Round 2
Would they have took me in Round 3?

Guy out there tells me I can play
What do you think he means?
H#ll I knew that anyway
Only ones don't know are the teams

I take the ball to the cup
When that Wiz uni I wear
Got nowhere to go but up
Please tell me how to get there

You know my name is Sheldon
& I'm sitting here chillin'
But because I can't be held in
Best you call me Mr. McClellan

...like that :)


From here

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=1482404


:)
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Post#112 » by montestewart » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:26 am

"'Have you heard the news?' he said with a grin"

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Post#113 » by payitforward » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:47 pm

Oh Bobby... you're coloring your hair, you're coloring your eyebrows! ferheavnssake! Stop man, just stop that.
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Post#114 » by payitforward » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:53 pm

Here's a bob dylan rarity and one of my favorite of his songs - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xyhpr0_angelina-bob-dylan-rare_music
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Post#115 » by montestewart » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:58 pm

payitforward wrote:Oh Bobby... you're coloring your hair, you're coloring your eyebrows! ferheavnssake! Stop man, just stop that.

Wears a crap load of foundation on stage too, to get that rock pallor he probably already has even without the makeup
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Post#116 » by AFM » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:33 am

Is that Bobby Dandridge?
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Post#117 » by payitforward » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:09 pm

montestewart wrote:
payitforward wrote:Oh Bobby... you're coloring your hair, you're coloring your eyebrows! ferheavnssake! Stop man, just stop that.

Wears a crap load of foundation on stage too, to get that rock pallor he probably already has even without the makeup

I hear all Nobel Prize winners wear make up. From the photo, Bobby also makes up what he wears!
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Post#118 » by doclinkin » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:43 pm

Re: Report: Wiz working out LARRY SANDERS! next week


montestewart wrote:
doclinkin wrote:I dunno about pairing Sanders with Kieff the splieff in DC with legal weed...

Pairing up the Sanders with the Marky Mo
And firing up the VC like a stick of moto
Gotta see them execute the cop and roll
Watch them put the flame to the lower bowl
I'm hearing your objections but I just don't feel ya
Skieffers bring the heat like a blaze of sinsemilla
Add LaSand to Kieff and put the boil to the pot
And when Brooks says, "Got it?" they'll both say, "What?"


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Post#119 » by doclinkin » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:15 pm

doclinkin wrote:Free verse.

Once in hoboken I sat quiet near the water
was some punk band, some dive bar
Shudder to Think, or Cakelike or Yo La Tengo. what ever.
and I & tinitus took a moments break from simulated riot
for what would be a cigarette
but wasn't, no offense
never needing the excuse for fresh air
a moment's thought
a melancholic sense of self-importance
It is I, alone, outside
a rebel's rebel

Had a minute by the weeds watching New york City
Twin Towers still there, significant like Mordor, red warning blinking a semaphore of danger
twice as significant in retrospect
even then, on a still night, across the river you could hear the ambulances, cop cars
all over the island, echoing, distant
lunatics run loose and free
and I'm distantly aware I'm just there trying to be cool.
In Hoboken.
In New York.
In College.
The whole deal.

Once in Brooklyn it was me
in some abandoned werehouse district,
helping a roommate move to a squat-loft
or watching some bad production
or helping techies load in, but finished and waiting on a ride
and more probably, trying to get a girl to wonder what's my name I bet.
That loner guy.
it's three in the morning on the steel stoop
sky that shade of industrial orange, the way it never darkens
me and the girl are quiet
see a shadow detach and scuttle
cat ripple across the street
nervous as a ninja,
a CIA agent, cover blown
disappear to shadow and gone.
When seconds later it was three dogs,
pariahs,
lean as addicts
working in team
one sniffing while two look, then switch
pack hunting elusive pussy.
Then also gone.

Dunno.

Fourty now. Bought a house. They let me.
So I sometimes wonder how responsible adulthood, kicking and screaming, could be formed from moments of pointless poignance.
Like I have any advice to give
about anything more than wasting time.

And if I were a smoker now is when I'd pause
Watch the smoke coil and form patterns.
Flick-- arc bounce sparks
Exhale. Turn and head back in.



I miss writing words that felt like they mattered.
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Post#120 » by doclinkin » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:42 pm

Nivek wrote:Congratulations, Rico!

doc: I MIGHT be next. Unless you beat me to it with a zombie book or something.


Do we got a link for Kev's book?

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