Archive for the ‘moving words’ Category

Moving Words: Be Moved.

January 18, 2010

These words moved the world…they still should.

(Happy MLK Day…)

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Moving Words: The Dollar Buys a Nickel’s Worth…

January 14, 2010

These words moved me long before they ever moved themselves.

(I’m not really as mad as hell right now, but it’s a powerful speech and quite fitting to the times in which we live…)

Moving Words: One Man Wolf Pack

January 9, 2010

Funniest movie ever.

Moving Words: War Face

December 28, 2009

The new year is finally approaching—I can see it lingering just ahead, like the light at the end of a very long, very dark, dank tunnel.

2010 is Go Time.

I need to put on my War Face.

So I’m going to let these moving words move me. Then I’m going to kick 2010’s lily-white arse.

Moving Words: Eleven

December 26, 2009

These moving words have moved millions…

Moving Words: Christmas Edition

December 4, 2009

In honor of my Christmas Story post, I give you this:

Video by Robbie Keating

Moving Words: Bukowski Edition

December 2, 2009

If you know me, or have ever read my novel, you know how I feel about Bukowski.

His work was as much a character in Rorschach’s Ribs as Escher Smallwater or Phil Callaway.

Today, moreso than most, has felt like the embodiment of one of his greatest poems, the Shoelace.

So, in honor of my slow ride to the madhouse, let the moving words move you.

Video by some guy named Jason (http://www.youtube.com/user/myspace.com/blackholestudios)

And here’s the original poem, in case you’ve never read it:

The Shoelace

a woman, a
tire that’s flat, a
disease, a
desire: fears in front of you,
fears that hold so still
you can study them
like pieces on a
chessboard…
it’s not the large things that
send a man to the
madhouse. death he’s ready for, or
murder, incest, robbery, fire, flood…
no, it’s the continuing series of small tragedies
that send a man to the
madhouse…
not the death of his love
but a shoelace that snaps
with no time left …
The dread of life
is that swarm of trivialities
that can kill quicker than cancer
and which are always there –
licence plates or taxes
or expired driver’s license,
or hiring or firing,
doing it or having it done to you, or
roaches or flies or a
broken hook on a
screen, or out of gas
or too much gas,
the sink’s stopped-up, the landlord’s drunk,
the president doesn’t care and the governor’s
crazy.
lightswitch broken, mattress like a
porcupine;
$105 for a tune-up, carburetor and fuel pump at
sears roebuck;
and the phone bill’s up and the, market’s
down
and the toilet chain is
broken,
and the light has burned out –
the hall light, the front light, the back light,
the inner light; it’s
darker than hell
and twice as
expensive.
then there’s always crabs and ingrown toenails
and people who insist they’re
your friends;
there’s always that and worse;
leaky faucet, christ and christmas;
blue salami, 9 day rains,
50 cent avocados
and purple
liverwurst.

or making it
as a waitress at norm’s on the split shift,
or as an emptier of
bedpans,
or as a carwash or a busboy
or a stealer of old lady’s purses
leaving them screaming on the sidewalks
with broken arms at the age of 80.

suddenly
2 red lights in your rear view mirror
and blood in your
underwear;
toothache, and $979 for a bridge
$300 for a gold
tooth,
and china and russia and america, and
long hair and short hair and no
hair, and beards and no
faces, and plenty of zigzag but no
pot, except maybe one to piss in
and the other one around your
gut.

with each broken shoelace
out of one hundred broken shoelaces,
one man, one woman, one
thing
enters a
madhouse.

so be careful
when you
bend over.

Moving Words: Follow Up

November 21, 2009

In honor of my Open Letter to Syfy, and the resulting reference to Idiocracy, I give you this:

video by Jane

Moving Words: This is a Chemical Burn…

November 18, 2009

As I like to say, sometimes the words move us—sometimes, we move the words.

I’m getting hooked on these.

video by Sebastian Jaramillo (http://www.sebastianjt.com)

Cool Shit: Moving Words

November 16, 2009

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I’m a writer and a designer.

Either side the coin lands, words mean a lot to me.

From the font to typography to the words themselves.

Sometimes the words move us—sometimes, we move the words.

video by Jarratt Moody (www.jarrattmoody.com)

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