Notes To Self 2
by M. V.
Maybe its time we all
started having more fun with the social
distancing thing. Even if were covering our
mouths with our masks, theres no reason why
we cant greet others with a hearty, Why,
hello there, fellow citizen! Top o the face
One thing NASCAR has taught me is that whatever
goes around, comes around.
More than anything else over these past three
weeks, I've been questioning Donald Trumps
golf game. A golfer can be subject to
any number of variables on a given day, so its
hard to believe someone Trumps age wouldnt
have any concept of losing. Maybe the key to
getting him to accept his election loss is to
take him aside and tell him, You see, Mr.
President, elections can be like golf. This
time, the swing states just didnt swing
your way. It would be like teaching the
megacomputer in War Games the game of
tic-tac-toe to introduce the concept of a
Fine, you dont want me to stitch your wound.
I got so tired doing laundry that I actually did
make my bed and lay on it too.
Why do we call Saturday and Sunday the weekend,
if Sunday is technically the start of a new week?
Wouldnt it make more sense to refer to them
as the turn of the week? Oh, man, youll
never believe what happened to me this turn-o-the-week.
No kidding, bro, I had a hellish turn-o-the-week,
That pit in my backyard isnt a sinkhole, its
a koi pond. You dont see any fish? Theyre
just shy. And thats why theyre
Well, if the shoe quacks
They say it's important for people, especially as
they get older, to find a reason to get out of
bed in the morning. And Id say my
reason is urination.
Living into senescence is not all bad, provided
your dementia lets you believe you are living in
Besteverland. If your memory is shot, then that
sandwich youre eating could very well be
the best ever. You are entitled to make a
blissful assumption there. If, on the other hand,
you are looking for every sandwich to remind you
of one you had in your youth, and your memory is
unshakeable, then you very may well be doomed.
You are going to live out your life in
Could there ever be such a thing as an anti-social
influencer? [Sign me up.]
Ancient Egyptians were just like us in some ways
and Tutankhamun in others.
Better Poetics #1: Carnivorousness Reconsidered
Why must we eat our fellow creatures,
Despite their almost-human features?
The sweet countenance of the cow,
The tender smile of the mother sow,
The lambent eyes of the little lamb,
The determined grimace of the ram,
The nervous nodding of the chicken,
Who never asked to be finger-lickin
The distinguished bearing of the turkey,
Who never sought to become our jerky.
We should serve them all with heads on,
So we would have to look them dead-on.
And faced with that prospect, eye-to-eye,
I dont think wed wish for them to die.