Tuesday, April 15, 2014

heroes: poem written on a napkin in mcdonalds on west sunset strip, november 17, 2010

arnold schwarzenneger
was no ham-and-egger
and sylvester stallone
often saved the world alone

bruce willis
wouldn't let the monsters kill us
and john travolt-
a led a total human revolt

clint eastwood
let you know just where he stood
brad pitt
didn't know the word quit

earlier john wayne
took on himself the world's pain
and william holden
knew when to hold and when to fold em

steve mcqueen -
there was nothing he hadn't seen
and jackie chan -
he was the man

bad guys better believe
they shouldn't mess with steve reeves
before they take on chuck norris
they better book a florist

sonny chiba -
for sure he was a keeper
and chow yun-fat
he took care of all that

eddie constantine
was a justice machine
and alain delon
saved the world with a yawn

we humans in the empty dark
who can never hope to leave a mark
know with heroes such as these
we can dream just as we please

though the galaxies explode
and the universe reload
they will save us every time -
here i end my little rhyme

Friday, April 4, 2014

questionnaire, part 5: human activity

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24. ) rate the following activities from 1 to 80 according to their importance to yourself (1 = most important. 80 = least important)

1. movies and tv
2. internet
3. sports (playing)
4. sports (spectator)
5. sleeping

6. eating (gourmet)
7. cooking
8. eating (quantity)
9. consumption of alcohol
10. recreational drugs (tobacco, marijuana,etc)

11. hard drugs
12. long walks in country
13. long walks in city
14. long walks by seashore
15. long walks in rain

16. swimming
17. dancing (in public/with others)
18. dancing (by self)
19. singing ( public)
20. singing (by self)

21. love (family)
22. love (romance)
23. love (pets/other animals)
24. dolls
25. fashion

26. beauty/glamour/dressing up
27. handicrafts
28. being a good person
29. being a bad person (actively)
30. enjoying the discomfort of others

31. art (visual)
32. sex (live)
33. porno
34. comic books/manga
35. literature/poetry

36. music
37. gambling
38. meditation
39. running
40. exercise/working out

41. driving fast
42. driving at night
43. making money
44. exercise of power
45. self-pity

46. staring into space or walls
47. watching clouds
48. looking at night sky/stars
49. talking to self
50. talking to others

51. self-improvement
52. acquiring knowledge for own sake
53. acquiring knowledge for purpose
54. gossip
55. backstabbing

56. humiliation (of others)
57. humiliation (of self)
58. conspiring
59. guns
60. hunting and fishing

61. video games
62. conspiracy theories
63. paranoia
64. violence
65. jokes/humor

66. politics (electoral)
67. politics (ideological)
68. religion (prayer)
69. religion (preaching on streetcorners)
70, religion (other)

71. revenge
72. hatred
73. fighting injustice
74. observance of nature/bird watching
75. sunbathing

76. collecting
77. hoarding
78. climbing trees
79. pranks on friends or family
80. pranks on strangers