Saturday, May 26, 2012

AN ADDICT'S HANDBOOK


Never
Never quit

There are creatures
Billions of them
Swarming
Buzzing
Around and round

Some say morals
Some Money
Often Prestige

But never
Stick

So never
Never quit

The incomplete universe
Biliions of them
Invisible
Burning
Spinning  and spreading

But always
Ennui

You never
Never can quit

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

WRONG FLOOR OR CANDY MOUNTAIN AND OTHER TALES



WRONG FLOOR OR

The fear of creating kept them from ever doing anything.

CANDY MOUNTAIN

All the rainbow sprinkles in the world could not erase the human condition.

AND OTHER TALES
A man tried but could not be a man, as he was many, like me and you.

THE DELIVERY BOY
Someone was delivering what everyone wanted and then nobody wanted anymore.

THE TOOTH
Someone found a buried tooth from their childhood, and bit his tongue in disbelief.

THE STALKER
Someone walked around a circle everyday and never found the beginning or the end.


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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

THOSE ‘WHERE’ THE DAYS MY FRIEND


AKI  KAURISMAKI  "THOSE WERE THE DAYS"

“We should go to a nice place… you know, you, me and her.

“No… I have no money for a nice place.”

“No… circa 2005… nic-e pl-ace… come on.”

“Ok… just like old times.”

“Yes, yes circa 2005.”

“You remember that Mexican place, it had rodeo bar stools. and the worst food ever.”

“What rodeo bar stools?”

“I don’t know, I said do y-o-u remember that Mexican place.”
                 
“ No.”

“ We should go to a shady bar and take cheap shots…”

“Ye-s-s-s-s”

“ … and then step out and start shopping… great bargains… we can be from Muscat again or maybe Mauri-tius-s-s-s  this ti-m-e-e-e.”

“Ye-s-s-s-s-s-s… we are older now, we can be from Mauritius-s-s-s.”

“…or-r-r-r-r, we can be Mexi-can-n-n-n.”

“What-t.”

“ Do you remember that not-so-nice place where the wooden floor was broken and someone’s foot got stuck in it dancing.”

“That was me.”

“No you were dead on a couch… I remember I felt guilty having fun, so we dragged your limp body to the floor and shook your arms and waist, and then after a minute we let you go, thinking… you know… the rhythm is gonn-a-get-y-a-a-a-a-a.”

“It-t-t did.”

“It-did-not… maybe you made that hole in the floor.”

“Can we just go to a nice place so-o-o-o-on?”

“Yes… which is the nic-est place I have never been to….”

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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

EAVESDROPPING



“Now… do you know why ATMs have an air conditioner?”

 “What…?”

 “You know why the ATMs are air-conditioned…?”

 “Umm…”

 “Think about it… do ATMs need to be air-conditioned?   I mean… will you not withdraw money ‘cause it’s not air-conditioned…!”

 “No… no, yes I will, I mean it only takes two minutes…”

 “So why, why are the banks spending so much money on air conditioning thousands of ATMs? It’s not even hot all year round.”

 “Are they going to ask me this question?”

 “Yes, yes, you should know the answer…”

 “What answer?”

 “Why are all the ATMs air-conditioned?”

 The thin, short man in his crisp blue uniform was deeply disturbed. He did not know the answer, and a job interview was just a few stations away.

 “ Look at this train, it’s air conditioned, even though everything is electrical… but an ATM machine is electronic. The first four days it will run fine but on the fifth day it will over heat and blow. So the ATMs are air-conditioned not for the comfort of the customers but the machine.”

While the tall, thin man laughed, the thin, short man had reached the end of his dark tunnel and wondered, why was the train air-conditioned.


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