I had the honor of being one
of a trio of judges at Truth Serum’s "Anti-Slam: Bad Poetry Slam," at the Milky
Way Sunday evening (which, not coincidentally, coincided with the National
Poetry Slam Competition), and it left me wondering if bad poetry is more
enjoyable than good poetry - or at least more entertaining.
It's hard to find good news from Iraq these days, doubly hard if you're looking in The Phoenix. Fox News is relentlessly on the case though, usually with some kind of dissembling drivel. Occaisonally, however, they seize upon a story that warms the cockles of your heart, without trying to monkey with synapses of your brain beforehand.
Soon it will be upon us, the phenomenon will be finished as quickly as it began and there will be no more Harry Potter book release parties (or books themselves). The whole world seems obsessed with how the series will end, and there’s an intriguing story of someone who knows, yet refuses to tell. To millions, it is perhaps one of the more coveted jobs imaginable, reading the Harry Potter books aloud to convert them to audiobooks, because you have advance access to the books months before they are released.
In preparation for the release of The Simpsons movie on July 27th, a 7-11 store in Burbank, CA has been made over into a real-life fascimile of the well-known Nahasapeemapetilon-owned convenience franchise, the Kwik-E-Mart. Check out this Flickr gallery for a plethora of pics, including the “Squishee” machine and a rack of Homer’s favorite “pink-icing with rainbow sprinkles “ donuts.?xml:namespace>