Wednesday, July 22

Soggy Waffles - Madonna

New Alice In Wonderland Trailer - wowza

Here is the trailer for what is sure to be next year's blockbuster hit, Tim Burton's "Alice In Wonderland", starring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter...ought to be interesting. It is a story of Alice going back as a 19 year old, to the Wonderland she knew as a girl and running into her old friends again. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 16

The Race - a poem from senior studio

While cleaning my room, I came across this poem I wrote one [late] night in Senior Studio:
The Race
Bowed legs harbor a slowly-stooping structure: a frame. A frame once upright, now hunched. A frame which supports a head that houses weary eyes. A head that holds a brain. A brain that is a prize-winning racehorse of which caffeine is the jockey and there is no finish line in sight. Legs shaking, body defeated, brain wild and unpredictable. It makes lists. Revives old memories. Wants further stimulation from television, but will not be rewarded. Veteran white blood cells unaware of viruses lurking ever nearer are nestled in their beds for the night while the rookies attempt to keep watch over the structure. A yawn escapes as a digital 4:24 becomes a digital 4:25. Muscles loosen and begin to relax. Teeth earlier drenched in coffee, now lay unbrushed. The brain slows to a trot as the jockey dismounts and leads it back to the stable. There will be another race tomorrow.

This was scribed about the 4th week of classes...and it was only the beginning of a looooooooooong semester.

Tuesday, July 14

A Creed

Some pretty cool and powerful words by a WWI vet

"My Creed" by Dean Alfange

I do not choose to be a common man.

It is my right to be uncommon. I seek opportunity... Not security.

I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state to dream and build, to fail, and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence, nor my dignity for a hand out. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud, and unafraid; to think and act for myself; enjoy the benefits of my creations; and to face the world boldly and say, "This I have done with my own hand, I am a man. I am an American." -

Listen to it here

*Originally published in This Week Magazine. Later printed in The Reader’s Digest, October 1952 and January 1954.

Wednesday, July 8


I've started to notice this phenomenon in recent American culture: using words that already exist, adding a letter or 2 to them, and 'cello' its a new word - or 'neword' (©stephenfloyd09).

Here are some examples:

*Dollar Menunaire from McDonald's

They used this to try and connect with the lazy, cheap, slobs of American society. I mean look at that dude guy in the ad, more like a "hair-don't". Shoulda called this class of people 'Lazeap Slobicans' - basically the same thing.

*Mexicutioner - Joakim Soria for the KC Royals - no Mexplanation needed.

*"Ginormous" from the movie Elf

Yes, our friends at Webster's Dictionary & Other Spelling Books Company have decided to add this 'neword' into their end all, be all book of definitions. C'mon! Its a compound word of both 'gigantic' and 'enormous'. Before you know it 'cotton-headed-ninny-muggins' will be a way for kids to get their mouths washed out with soap.

*Staycation - this is a vacation that you take in your home state or surrounding area

Isn't the point of a vacation to 'get away'? YES. Its dumb to think you need to go in debt to be on a cruise 6 weeks every summer anyways - unless of course you are the captain of a cruise ship. Then I suppose you come to Kansas.

*Bromance - A non-sexual relationship between 2 straight men that are unusually close

Really? We're allowing this? That's just brotastic.

*Scrotegé - looks up to and acts just like a toolbag that he admires

See what I mean?

Since I fancy myself as a 'pun master' of sorts, I have decided to add to this trend:
*Preancé - Someone you are dating who you are sure will become your fiancé soon
*Freevening - An evening all to yourself, especially one with no plans
*Myena - A pet hyena that is only yours
*Gunderwear - A holster for your gun
*Cupgrade - a. Larger drink at a restaurant b. a teenage girl getting older

Have any to add?