Blog post # 59:
Quite a counterintuitive oxymoron, yup. What?
Two pictures today, the first made yesterday, the second made today.
Dreaming Of That Perimeter
Aftermath Of The Eclipse
I hate to lose readers this early in the post, but I think I should post right after the pictures the poem I wrote today, since the poem complements the picture "Aftermath Of The Eclipse".
If you hate reading my poetry, then skip to the next item.
Ecliptic -- eccentric -- the concave sphere is
Obtained in its rest upon such a circle as this,
Upon itself and those visions turned. But yet,
The billowing sun, which it is, it protrudes
From a spike upwardly spinning and from another
Rightward spun. It casts its light towards
Our own diameters, yes. And as a star, it
Is the moon, is the distances within this earth.
Oh, as our sky, it is our ground. It is
Our human artificiality now opaque, now
Counterclockwise. Yes, this is an eclipse of
Paradoxes and paraboloids, of my knotted tableaux,
An eclipse of atrophy made vengeful.
However, we waste among it our purity, true.
But it still screams in its afterglow; it still
Strangely succumbs to our own beauty. It
Still swirls as all reality, as all winding shadows
Seen upon such a dull crescent also fading.
Okay, so I bought a bottle of shampoo referring to itself on the label as one of the "naturals" line. So, what is in this shampoo? Let's review: Water (so far, so good), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (a little scary, but I think this is what causes the lather. Maybe.), Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Chloride, Cocamide MEA, (I'm starting to get concerned here), Fragrance (sounds innocent enough, but I once read that manufacturers often put banned substances in fragrances), PEG-5 Cocamide (New and improved over PEG-4!), Hyrdoxypropyl Methylcellulose, Polyquaternium-10 (Isn't that what they found in the super-collider?), Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin (okay...), Citric Acid (Ah, something I recognize!), Tocopheryl Acetate [which I read here is vitamin E acetate], [Okay, this is my favorite:] Methylchloroisothiazolinone [My spell-check certainly doesn't like that one! 27 letters, and a triple-word score. Mucho points.], Methylisothiazonilone [When simple Methylchloroisothiazolinone won't do.], Prunus Serrulata Flower Extract [See, it IS natural after all!], Red 33, and Yellow 5. Yes, I may have mistyped something or forgotten to include something. That is likely. Do any of you know what any of these ingredients actually do? Would you be okay if you swigged a bottle? My cat got some on her fur the other day? Will she be okay? Geesh, who really knows? :)
[Politics, WARNING! Politics, WARNING!]
You all should know what an ass Senator Kyl (R- AZ) is. Get what he just said. Supreme Court Justice Stevens is thinking of retiring soon. Kyl said that if President Obama picks a nominee who has any "preconceived" ideas such as "Helping the little guy", then Kyl will lead a Republican filibuster against the nominee!
That's right. Kyl is OPPOSED to the nominee in any way helping the "little guy"!!!
Kyl also doesn't want any nominee who has any "preconceived" ideas about keeping the chief executive from becoming an absolute dictator.
Kyl says there has been too much helping the little guy lately (Remind Kyl that the Supreme Court just allowed big corporations to give any amount of money they desire to political campaigns!) from the Supreme Court, as well as too much opposing absolute presidential power lately from the Court.
Maybe Kyl, knowing of the corporate campaign-money ruling (Does he watch the news? Or is it too "liberal" for him?), is trying to get in favor with big corporations so that he will easily be reelected by getting the ultra-mega-hyper-bucks.
And maybe Senator Heil-Kyl will only get MORE into favor with the voters in Aryan-zone-a with his anti-little-guy talk. I don't know.
And what gets me is that this is FAR from the most asinine thing Senator Kyl has ever said or done!
In any case, this is my prediction: President Obama picks a nominee who does NOT in any way "support the little guy". Yet, still, the Republicans will filibuster that nominee ANYWAY!
I'll bet on that!