Archive for April, 2009
Ryan Quinn Flanagan is an awesome poet and a good friend too. Check him out! This poem is based on a true story of burning my lunch while reading his poetry. And yes; it was the first poem I wrote in years. Probably the first I wrote since my Toronto Sun, “Moon” days. Now if I could find a copy of that poem, I’d post it.
On January 28, 2002, Attorney General John Ashcroft, announced that he spent $8000 of US taxpayer’s money for drapes to cover up the exposed breast of The Spirit of Justice, an 18ft aluminum statue of a woman that stands in the Hall of Justice.
Such a waste of money to cover something that was created to be beautiful, artful, and symbolic. I laughed when I heard, but inside I actually cried a little. Read the rest of this entry »
I miss pay phones. They were a visceral part of the urban landscape while I was growing up. Part political soundboard, part communication device, part toilet: the pay phone was always a punk rock device. It represented a true moment of freedom. When I was younger, I could conveniently be out of quarters or suddenly unable to find these things when I was running around the city after curfew.
The best thing about the original Pay-As-You-Go; meant that moments spent together were never interrupted by something typed by someone else’s thumbs.
Game publishers have seemingly gifted us with a slew of unmitigated M-rated titles that feature more tits, ass, and zombies than George A. Romero daydreaming at a strip club. These are games concocted under a seemingly perfect corporate cocktail of girls, guns, and guts; titles like X-blades and Onechanbara Bikini Samurai Squad. Read the rest of this entry »
Playstation 3 has certainly kicked it up to high gear in the graphics department this year. First party titles have torn the eyes out of gamers’ sockets and fed them back to them in high definition glory.
Just as soon as Sony’s Killzone 2 had begun to set a new high water benchmark for console graphics, the gurus over at the official Playstation Magazine announced that Sony’s killer exclusive, God of War III, will be technically “leaps and bounds beyond anything the PS3 has seen to date.”
If that wasn’t enough to tent the dungarees of Sony Fanboys across the world, we can add this juicy statement to a long line of exclamations extolling the virtues Read the rest of this entry »