Friday, July 27, 2012

yellow walls

"How many of us are running without moving, hiding behind walls grown from the dim recesses of birth? How many of us believe, when hidden, that we truly cannot be seen, and seen through, at that? I would have to admit to the whole paradox, where I asked, and I think the song is asking us exactly that, nothing more or less."
-Jackson C. Frank on "Yellow Walls"

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dolphin Rape Caves

Over 14 times each year innocent people are raped maliciously by dolphins. The male dolphin has an opposable penis that they use to grab wrists or ankles to pull you under water into "rape caves" where they violently ravage you. It happens very fast, and is blamed on dolphins intense libido that is not easily satisfied. This leads to a higher rate of drowning where dolphins are present. 

Demi Moore is rumored to have ha a close encounter with the finny kind.

 -UK Daily Mail & the Telegraph

Greasy Pole

 Wikipedia Entry:

Greasy Pole, or a grease pole, "refers to a pole that has been made slippery and thus difficult to grip. More specifically, it is the name of several events that involve staying on, climbing up, walking over or otherwise traversing such a pole. This kind of event exist in several variations around the world.

The Greasy Pole Contest takes place every year during St. Peter's Fiesta in Gloucester, Massachusetts. During this time, many young men try their luck at walking down a greased, wooden pole in the middle of Gloucester Harbor. The goal is to be the first person to grab the red flag at the end of the pole.

The Greasy Pole competition originated in Sicily in the 19th century or earlier, and was brought to Gloucester by the Italian immigrant population of fishermen in the early 20th century. The object is to walk across a greased pole protruding from a platform about 200 ft from shore. This platform, depending on the tide, can be anywhere from 10–25 ft above the water. The pole, which hangs over the water, is 45 feet long, and only about as wide as a standard telephone pole. This pole is then heavily greased with biodegradable axle grease mixed with anything from Tabasco sauce to oil, banana peels, and various other slippery objects. A red flag (or sometimes the Italian Flag with a red flag underneath it) is then nailed to the very end of the pole. The idea is to run out on the heavily greased pole and try to grab the flag before slipping and falling into the water. About 40 or 50 men between age 18–60 go out from Pavilion Beach in Gloucester MA during the St. Peter Fiesta, the last weekend of June. They walk the pole one at a time in a pre-determined order. Generally, the men are of Italian descent, although the walkers may include all nationalities. Because of the popularity of the event, there are strict rules as to who is eligible to walk on Sunday.

Seen in Gloucester, MA: 

"The Rise and Fall... and RISE of the greasy pole, THE MUSICAL"
-The Curse of Mamma Scolafazza presents. 
  Showing only the last weekend of June at City Hall. 

something wild

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Morning musings:
shaving makes hair grow,
being happy makes us unhappy,
sleeping wakes us up.
would you not agree?