Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Hope For People With Erectile Dysfunction


For many men this is so distressing, a problem that makes
Them feel alone and stuck in a corner:
Perhaps they should try what works for Rupert Murdoch &
Make a takeover bid for Time Warner.

http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2014/jul/24/rupert-murdoch-time-warner






Monday, July 14, 2014

Germany Wins World Cup


Mario Goetze’s unforgettable goooooooooal
Had him sprinting like a cheetah:
It was the worst thing to happen to Argentina
Since Madonna starred in “Evita.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/2014-fifa-world-cup-mario-goetze-germany-4th/story?id=24543798




Saturday, July 5, 2014

UK Phone Hacking Trial Ends: Top Murdoch Men Go To Jail


What conceivable scandal could ever top this saga?
A new story raises creepy suspicions
About a decades-long cover-up of a pedophile ring
That involves top British politicians.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-28177242

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thoughts On The 40th Anniversary Of “Chinatown”


This was the first film I reviewed for the
Student paper at UCLA.
I saw it in Westwood, took the bus home
But stopped along the way

On Sunset at The Eastern Star Home:
I didn’t want to have missed a
Chance to see what in the movie was
A rest home in Mar Vista.

(It’s now become The Archer School for Girls.
Competition to get in is obscene:
It’s the kind of place Evelyn Mulwray would’ve
Attended if she were now a teen.)

That evening, I talked to my parents as
The three of us had dinner.
We all realized the line between films &
Real life had gotten thinner.

Decades later, I drove out with my own family
To yet another “Chinatown” location ---
Big Tujunga Wash in the San Fernando Valley
Where J.J. Gittes did some investigation.

The dry bed where he looked for clues was
Still a swash of mud and silt
But on the mountains above it, a rather large
Development had been built.

The past (if you look hard enough) is still there
But the present’s fate I’ve found
Is always wanting --- not unlike Noah Cross ---
To try & throw its weight around.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinatown_(1974_film)






Saturday, June 21, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

George Will Column Suggests Victims Of Rape On College Campuses Receive “Privileged Status”



George, I think that Down syndrome kids are weird.
Yeah, I know, that may sound outrageous
But why should my child have to be around them?
Maybe their condition is … contagious.

Maybe they’re just faking having special issues
To get government money gratis
And, hold on, perhaps what’s worse than that is
They seek some “privileged status.”

*

Full disclosure, George, I’m just pulling your leg:
I’m not being the least bit realistic.
I’m aware your son has Down syndrome --- did
I mention that my son is autistic?

So many things you say are hateful and foolish
From your perch with right wing sages ---
Down syndrome & autism aren’t communicable
But, sadly, your ignorance is contagious.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/st-louis-dispatch-drops-george-will-rape-column