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I’ve been a Godzilla fan since I was a wee one, and the MonsterVerse so far has been a disappointment to me, mostly because the movies couldn’t decide if they were grimdark or absurd fun for 12-year-olds.

This one finally succeeds because it picks a lane and sticks with it. It never pretends to take itself seriously. That would be a waste of time. This movie is loud, dumb fun and it doesn’t try to be anything else. And that’s exactly what it needed to be.

The humans never feel like they’re getting in the way; they serve…


*bunch of haikus based on my top 25 favorite albums

“out of time”

near wild heaven

i sat there looking ugly

but this film is on

“doolittle”

man in the middle

stay all day if you want to

girl you’re so groovy

“ohio”

hello ohio

the last time i saw Jesus

esoteric love

“king james version”

still no plan in place

a kid in a carpet store

already spinning

“boxer”

you’re the tall kingdom

raise our heavenly glasses

diamond slippers on

“dizzy up the girl”

whisper in my ear

scatter like ice from the spoon

give up forever

“futures”

i…


The velvet underground plays

As I pinch a few extra bunches in

and

Spark the glow, producing a most

Satisfying crackle followed by the

Stankiest of plumes

Lou reed one…


Somewhere amongst the doo wop

Covers of miley cyrus and sad singing

Clowns and the inadvertently hilarious

amy grant concerts I realize that my knee

is jutting into the tender…


It’s like a slow fire, you know, simmering

Don’t be afraid to stoke the flames a bit, though

Don’t be afraid to show your edge

Gather steam and then just…


congregated, open-mouthed

unable to think of anything else

in the summer’s furnace light

The colors collide, excited night

vibrations unite, reactions abound

losing yourself inside a new sound

a stirring…


The bottom bun is pleasurably thin and

Soft as a co-eds thigh on Sunday morning

toasted, not soggy; fluffy, not stale

The lettuce green and fresh in strips

You can…


First movie I watched this year where I thought, “I wish I would’ve seen this in a theater.”

I remember reading about this back in the day when Spielberg was supposed to direct it and Will Smith was playing Bobby Seale and Jeff Daniels was David Dellinger.

Sorkin’s style grates occasionally but overall it flows. Some of it almost borders on propaganda, some of it is really self-indulgent. But the movie’s failings never overshadow its successes.

Cast is stellar. Awesome mix. Great to see Joseph Gordon Levitt again. Sacha Baron Cohen is good but can’t seem to nail down his…


author drawing

Adrien was confused. Self-esteem? What was that?

Dr. Getzen would explain, or at least Ms. Fovenesi said he would. Dr. Getzen had brought his self-esteem machine with him. The machine was somewhat scary looking to Adrien. His first grade class would all get a dose of it, this strange substance called self esteem.

Dr. Getzen was nice, white-haired, white-mustached, smiled a lot. He had big glasses and wore a tie. He told students that self-esteem was something inside you that made you feel good about yourself.

Adrien thought of his insides — his heart beating and his lungs expanding and…


author drawing

Thomas felt it coming. He ran to the toilet, knelt before it.

His insides clenched and coiled and green goo erupted from his lips. The stuff just kept coming. It got on his forearm, his right thumb. Thomas gripped the toilet, wished he cleaned it more often.

Once the putrid torrent ceased, Thomas went to the kitchen for another roll of paper towel.

This is such a pain in the ass, he thought.

Out in the living room, the flies buzzed all over the sliding door. Thomas had no idea where they were coming from. They buzzed all night, all…

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