Yes this is a “blog for people who like to read,” but sometimes people just like to have stuff read to them. So today instead of sending you off to read something like I usually do, I’m sending you to see a video. Visit Marc Kelly Smith’s blog to see a great poem read on stage at a slam. I found the banter between the host/audience/poet to be just as entertaining as the poem. (Video contains strong language.)
Go to the poetry slam video.
Some people just don’t know how to market themselves. Sassybean.com has a great article on their site featuring the The Worst Craigslist Personal Ads. Here’s an example:
“I am a lvl 8 warrior seeking my adventuring companion. Only sanctioned spells allowed, costume dress optional but preferred. I have the body of a wandering Norwegian brawler and short brown hair. Please send pics, leves, preferred adventure type and spell list. We could go get dinner (under $20), and watch a movie. Also I’m allergic to cats.”
I love the price stipulation on the dinner. Who wouldn’t be swept off their feet by this big-spending smoothtalker?? Read other amusingly horrible dating ads at the link above.
Beer Haiku Daily is just that – a site featuring a haiku each day having to do with beer and its effects. For example, here is the entry from last Monday:
That joke from last night
Is even less funny now
Than when you told it.
Great concept; amusing site. Go check it out now.
Have you ever wondered if frogs are an ingredient in guacamole? No, probably not, because you’re not an idiot. Now if you’re making frogamole, that’s a totally different thing.
Anyway, Dan the Librarian is pretty up-in-arms about the whole (nonexistent) frog/guacamole debate, and he wants you to know that there are definitely, without question, no frogs in guacamole (as previously stated), nor is there any evidence of frogs in guacamole historically, and he is willing to do the research to prove it if you don’t believe him.
On a steel gray day
In a forgotten place that once had meaning
The wind slides through barren trees
and plays a haunted tune on a rusty merry-go-round
Check out the rest of this poem, entitled Play, at the blog, Hope for Glamour. It’s a great short poem and totally worth the read, so invest a few more seconds of your life and click! You will be rewarded with increased literacy and coolness points.