March 17, 2011 archive

from firefly 17.3.11

Regular Daily Features:

Mona Lisa’s & Mad Hatters start the day in Late Night Karaoke, mishima DJs

Six Brilliant Articles! from Six Different Places!! on Six Different Topics!!!

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Essays Featured Thursday, March 17th:

Another one of Nature’s Beauties to Behold are the Thursday Open Thoughts from mplo

Cornucopia Hibernian Thursday, a weekly feature from Ed Tracey brings a delightful collection of items and ….well, just plain whimsy…..

a heartfelt outpouring from davidseth in A Beautiful Day to Die

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Today on The Stars Hollow Gazette

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The Wearing Of The Green
O Paddy dear, and did ye hear the news that’s goin’ round?

The shamrock is by law forbid to grow on Irish ground!

No more Saint Patrick’s Day we’ll keep, his color can’t be seen

For there’s a cruel law ag’in the Wearin’ o’ the Green.

I met with Napper Tandy, and he took me by the hand

And he said, “How’s poor old Ireland, and how does she stand?”

“She’s the most distressful country that ever yet was seen

For they’re hanging men and women there for the Wearin’ o’ the Green.”

So if the color we must wear be England’s cruel red

Let it remind us of the blood that Irishmen have shed

And pull the shamrock from your hat, and throw it on the sod

But never fear, ’twill take root there, though underfoot ’tis trod.
When laws can stop the blades of grass from growin’ as they grow

And when the leaves in summer-time their color dare not show

Then I will change the color too I wear in my caubeen

But till that day, please God, I’ll stick to the Wearin’ o’ the Green.

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Six In The Morning

US charters planes to help its citizens leave Japan

State Department authorizes voluntary evacuations; meanwhile, Japanese official says ‘there is absolutely no reason to leave Tokyo’

NBC, and news services

Airlines scrambled to fly thousands of passengers out of Tokyo on Thursday as fears about Japan’s nuclear crisis mounted and the United States joined other nations urging their citizens to consider leaving.

The U.S. authorized the first evacuations of Americans out of Japan and warned U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to any part of the country as unpredictable weather and wind conditions risked spreading radioactive contamination.

The State Department said the government had chartered aircraft to help Americans leave Japan and had authorized the voluntary departure of family members of diplomatic staff in Tokyo, Nagoya and Yokohama – about 600 people.

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Time for a break from poetry…in order to create some art.

Resistance is the secret of joy!

–Alice Walker

Stylish 3

Late Night Karaoke

‘You can hear Bradley Manning coming because of the chains’

‘You can hear Bradley Manning coming because of the chains.’

“I was stripped of all clothing with the exception of my underwear. My prescription eyeglasses were taken away from me and I was forced to sit in essential blindness.”


You Were A Champion In Their Eyes

Kid Charlemagne

While the music played you worked by candlelight

Those San Francisco nights

You were the best in town

Just by chance you crossed the diamond with the pearl

You turned it on the world

That’s when you turned the world around

Did you feel like Jesus?

Did you realize?

That you were a champion in their eyes

On the hill the stuff was laced with kerosene

But yours was kitchen clean

Everyone stopped to stare at your technicolor motor home

Every A-Frame had your number on the wall

You must have had it all

You’d go to L.A. on a dare

And you’d go it alone

Could you live forever?

Could you see the day?

Could you feel your whole world fall apart and fade away?

Get along, get along Kid Charlemagne

Get along Kid Charlemagne

Now your patrons have all left you in the red

Your low rent friends are dead

This life can be very strange

All those dayglow freaks who used to paint the face

They’ve joined the human race

Some things will never change

Son you were mistaken

You are obsolete

Look at all the white men on the street

Clean this mess up else we’ll all end up in jail

Those test tubes and the scale

Just get them all out of here

Is there gas in the car?

Yes, there’s gas in the car

I think the people down the hall

Know who you are

Careful what you carry

‘Cause the man is wise

You are still an outlaw in their eyes


Will March 19 ‘Supermoon’ Trigger Natural Disasters?

A Beautiful Day To Die


The earthquake and the tsunami and the nuclear event have finally shut me up.  I haven’t been able to write. I don’t have anything clear or witty or insightful or clever or new to say about these events.  I am avoiding the talking heads on TV, and I’m reading as little as possible about the event on the Internet, and I’ve been absent from this blog. Why? Because I have no confidence at all that what I’d hear or read would be the truth. And I have the dreadful thought that the situation in Japan is far, far worse than what we are being told. I have no proof for the last sentence other than the plethora of contradictions I find in the news stories. And a tight feeling in my heart and chest and stomach that warns of impending, large scale disaster. I hope I’m wrong about this, but alas, I don’t think I am.

Obama Consults With Gen. Flustercluck

What to do about Gitmo?

The president consults with General Flustercluck