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martinstjohn
05 May 2012 @ 02:20 am
I went to sleep with the television on again last night. Went through a horror movie and into the commercial programming... resulting dreams were Vampires and Werewolves buying books and saving big money in a surrealistic semi-nightmare setting.

Wicked cool.
 
 
Current Mood: weirdweird
Current Music: Tainted Love / Marilyn Manson
 
 
martinstjohn
18 March 2012 @ 07:39 pm
What is the most timeless article of clothing or fashion accessory?
A Hillary Clinton for President Tee Shirt.
 
 
 
martinstjohn
07 February 2012 @ 12:21 pm
Free will. best and worst in a nutshell.
 
 
martinstjohn
05 February 2012 @ 07:39 am
I was afraid someone might ask me that. My mother wouldn't let me near football, she was paranoid about me getting hurt. As a result, I really never developed much of a feel for the game. In my hometown the worst of the school bullies were on the football team. It seems to attract that mentality. Two groups of guys who I'm not real fond of going at it, well, I mean professional football players are even moreso...
And how arrogant for us, as Americans, to try to glom onto the name "Football". If you put it to a vote throughout the world -- even the ENGLISH SPEAKING part of the world, you'd be chasing a soccer ball instead of grinding your shoulders into somebody else's face. Most people in the world think of "football" as what we call "soccer" but don't go believing it's an English word or anything, it's not. It's a U.S. word. Not even American. Most North and South Americans think "soccer ball", not "pigskin ball".
I'm rooting for Brazil.
 
 
 
martinstjohn
03 February 2012 @ 05:22 pm
My major was geography. I became a geographer for the Encyclopaedia Britannica for awhile. It was a very boring job. The entire department was geography majors, except for the geography editor, who was a music major. I heard from others in the department that she slept her way into the job. Later in my working career, I came to realize how very many women actually do that (and quite a few men, whose marriage to the owner's daughter is the only thing recommending them for an executive position).
 
 
 
martinstjohn
03 February 2012 @ 05:20 pm
What is (or was) your college major? Do you use it for your career?

My major was geography. I became a geographer for the Encyclopaedia Britannica for awhile. It was a very boring job. The entire department was geography majors, except for the geography editor, who was a music major. I heard from others in the department that she slept her way into the job. Later in my working career, I came to realize how very many women actually do that (and quite a few men, whose marriage to the owner's daughter is the only thing recommending them for an executive position).
 
 
 
martinstjohn
10 January 2012 @ 05:35 pm
Write a poem or share one that you like.


While I was walking down the stair
I passed a man who wasn't there
he wasn't there again today,
Oh how I wish he'd go away...
(ee cummings, I think)

I looked below me and saw
a valley with many red devils
running, leaping, and carousing in sin
and one of them looked up at me
and held out his arm
and said "comrade, brother"
(steven crane, I'm sure)
 
 
martinstjohn
18 November 2011 @ 03:49 am
Which U.S. President has made the most positive impact?

Hands down, the most positive achievements by any president living or dead were by Millard Fillmore. Born in a humble log cabin in Aurora, NY, Fillmore went on to be known as the best-dressed American Senator. After his term was over, his own party failed to renominate him (He Lost His Whig On A Winday Day), and he ran again under the Know Nothing (American) Party, at which time he managed to carry Delaware, which was closed again last week for cleaning. But not his native state of New York. His son, Millard Powers Fillmore, was best known for having burnt all of his father's presidential papers. The Fillmore Presidential Library is currently looking for a new home, can anybody spare an ashtray?
 
 
 
martinstjohn
21 June 2011 @ 10:00 am
If you were reincarnated as an animal, which would you choose to be in your next life, and why?

Just when I was getting to like the idea of being reincarnated as a box of trojans, here you come with... okay, okay...
Probably something which doesn't need the help of a second sex to procreate. I miss grandchildren, but not enough to get intimate with the other sex...
I wouldn't mind being a flowering plant, something stubborn but colorful like a sunflower or morning glory... but that's not an animal, that's flora and you're trying to make fauna me...
So, probably something one-celled like a bacteria which feasts on something which damages the environment like petroleum residue or televangelists...
 
 
martinstjohn
30 January 2011 @ 04:43 pm
What was your favorite childhood cartoon, and why?


omg, this is going to date me so bad...

1. Beanie and Cecil (The Seasick Seaserpent)

2. Mousecartoons on the Mickey Mouse Club

3. Kukla, Fran & Ollie (wasn't a cartoon, but close enough)