I’ve Got You Under My Skin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHSfyypZtag Shake it out, shake it outGod, I need another and another and another and anotherI could feel it nowHow I felt the Lord in my father's house And I can see, I can seeStanding, we were seventeen, make it cleanAre you the living ghost of what I need?Are you getting the best of me?We … Continue reading I’ve Got You Under My Skin

In the Arms of An Emotional Support Martial Force Array – a Poem – by Cypress Butane

A clip, short, with strident blip of crying woman, usually unkempt In an apartment collapsed and spent Watch closely captioned what happens Next Her animal, more than a pet knows she Is in a panic and so attacks - with passionate Affection, attention and unrelent You get the picture, She cries and yet The idea … Continue reading In the Arms of An Emotional Support Martial Force Array – a Poem – by Cypress Butane

Americans Rejoicing Trump’s Supreme Court As It Looks Posed To Increase the Rights of Rapists to Produce Offspring Through Forced Labor And Unwanted Suffering of Women Justly Punished For Having Reproductive Organs

Going beyond 'If you don't want to have a baby, don't have sex' - you know, that totally not disgusting thing you say to other people, advising them to not partake in one the most basic biological functions if they don't want the 'consequences' that you decide should exist against the scientific procedures available because … Continue reading Americans Rejoicing Trump’s Supreme Court As It Looks Posed To Increase the Rights of Rapists to Produce Offspring Through Forced Labor And Unwanted Suffering of Women Justly Punished For Having Reproductive Organs

In Our Time (BBC 4) Discusses PLATO’S Gorgias Dialogue – Rhetoric Contends With Truth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2038&v=4TuX4lrRYGE&feature=emb_logo What is the nature of rhetoric? Does persuasion seek flattery and gratification of the audience, often at the cost of the truth? Plato, who experienced tyranny and the unjust death sentence of his teacher Socrates, examines in the GORGIAS dialogue whether those who seek to win arguments… risk losing their souls. And is PHILOSOPHY (literally – … Continue reading In Our Time (BBC 4) Discusses PLATO’S Gorgias Dialogue – Rhetoric Contends With Truth

Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

To put it in black and white with spittle flecks of red at the busted edge of a bit lip: The man with a monster to die for the image of love? What greater destiny? What more foolish choice? What makes him wrong? Only when the image speaks complicity in the lie he tells himself. … Continue reading Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

Pan’s Labyrinth – The Funeral Prayer

The eulogy from Pan's Labyrinth: Because the paths to the Lord are inscrutable. Because the essence of His forgiveness lies in His word and in His mystery. Because although God sends us the message, it is our task to decipher it. Because when we open our arms the earth takes in only a hollow and … Continue reading Pan’s Labyrinth – The Funeral Prayer

Igby Goes Down (2002) – “I Think That You Are Much More Aware Than Even You Realize” / Pissing in the Well One Drinks From

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux0fwRMl-vA I was compelled to rewatch Igby Goes Down after Kieran Culkin made an appearance hosting on SNL a couple weeks back. This film is like a Salinger short about fucked up rich people. They're interesting, but they are the damned. The world has ruined them by giving them too much of a good deal. … Continue reading Igby Goes Down (2002) – “I Think That You Are Much More Aware Than Even You Realize” / Pissing in the Well One Drinks From

A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch

The girl in the back room of the club is a scientist "Nature abhors a vacuum" she says with slickness Her collagen injected earthworm lips please the God Emperor King they call it transcendence Blake called it the rose's sickness the cut worm forgives the plow the uncut worm contains more juice and flavor, and … Continue reading A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch