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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Mixed Post: Link Animation and Bird's First Rhyming Post!

Check out this charming animation by SF cartoonist Mark Fiore. I believe he's hit the nail right on the head.

http://sfgate.com/columnists/fiore/

By the way - anyone watching CSPAN? Our hardworking reps are discussing the war in Iraq in generalities, platitudes, empty cliches and dead metaphors (oh, where is Shakespeare or K9 and Rev with the rap when ya need them?) Can't debate Murtha's resolution though - nope, nope, nope, that simply won't do. Nope, the Repubs made sure of that.

so i'm working on my rhyming
here's a baby attempt, don't put no contempt
in your comments
the english teach is trying a new genre, she aint' no cassandra:

generalities, platitudes and attitudes
empty cliches (touche!) and dead metaphors
oh those reps of ours are sash-shaying whores!

our hard-working reps are rockin' the house
roaring up and down the aisles - meek as mouse.
posturin' with weak testosterin
spittin some lame game
for shame!

but murtha's gotta plan
wanted to lay it out to the man.
shut down
stitched up
made to shut up, what the fuck?
democracy in action
we can't get no reaction.

bird's run out of rhyme
need a stitch in time
can i get a witness?
someone with some rhymin' fitness?

13 Comments:

Blogger fatty ~ said...

haha schveet rhyme!

June 15, 2006 11:44 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

This poor man
don't think he can
make a rhyme
to fit the time.

You're doin fine
with every line
the dumb ass motherfuckers
wouldn't make good truckers

What else can I say?
They got to pay.
On election day
let's all say AWAY!

June 16, 2006 6:06 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl please! that was excellent
(suck suck suck)

i love "posturing with weak testosterin" howl!
its got a good flow too. i recommend readers to read it out loud for the full effect. i will refrain from rapping here as i am all tapped out (for now) i may revisit this later.

/grrrrrrrrrrr

June 16, 2006 7:17 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

"Everything in moderation; nothing to excess"...

...those are rules i follow; makes everything easier to digest.

btw, thanks for stoppin' by my place.

June 16, 2006 9:29 AM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

No insult intended re: truckers

June 16, 2006 11:42 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

great animation, I've checked out some of his previous, very good.

And great rap too.

cheered me up - thanks!

June 16, 2006 1:59 PM  
Blogger CROAK said...

Not clear on 'rapping'. Closest I get to understanding it is Emminem but that takes a lot of work..
My fault no the fault of the art form. I just don't get it.
Bring back Jazzzz baby!

June 16, 2006 8:26 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

Croak, you're on to something.

Yeah, Jazz.

June 18, 2006 4:32 AM  
Blogger Reverend X said...

Bird I dig your newest gig,
I'd suggest, advise, but would not be wise.
I'd hate to blow your flow you know
So just go in low and spread n sow
Your science, defiance all makes sense,
Logical guru unlike them cats at Rense.
I'll be back we'll trade, battle and learn
To burn we yearn to earn the rights.

June 18, 2006 7:59 AM  
Blogger Hellpig said...

Seattle will they sweep? 2 down 1 togo :) have a great day Bird

June 18, 2006 12:54 PM  
Blogger Reverend X said...

Bird,
Thanx for the Father's day message. It means a lot. Hopefully this whole thing will be officialy over very soon.

June 19, 2006 11:11 PM  
Blogger disguised said...

Check out Hertzberg's article in the New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/talk/content/articles/060619ta_talk_hertzberg

Bait and switch
got the itch
to dummy those 'mericans
aint it a bitch

P.r spinner holdin plates in the air
crash and burn if you turn your attention, attention, attention.
(record scratching here)

(speed metal rif here)
Hummer's needing gas
Fillup's pain in the Ass.
Soccer club's gotta get on the grass.

Field the team
Daddy's scream
Vicarious livin thru the kids
Turns your attention from the prevention
of saving their future by your own intervention

Status and excess, they are the way
dummy us down, we prefer it that way

We swallow your bait
grab at the plate
And keep on spinnin till the day's too late

Nasa, and Diamonds, and our neighbor next door
Fucking, Hilton, the latest whore.
Spin us around, dummies us down,

Lazy Susan, swirlin head
sponsibility is what you dread

Problems involve thought
and applying some morality you'd rather not
Cause introspection's the connection between attention, passion, and personal action.

Spinnin plates thus create the inert lives of the U S of A. Ain't it a bitch, that we're such fish, we swallow the looer, all shiny and glitz? It feeds our need for daily calamity, at the mercy of the gods of the mighty TV.

June 20, 2006 11:24 PM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

word, bird! you got tha dope rhymz, sista!

June 25, 2006 2:01 PM  

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