Monday, December 28, 2009

Special The Women Marathon

The Women (1939)
it's quite a pity
feminism can't be seen
for all the SHRIEKING

Mrs. Stephen Haines
you're a lovely gal
too bad you're stuck with a jerk
and seem to LOVE it

Mrs. Howard Fowler
you're a sweet ice pick
chipping away at the heart
relentless and SHRILL

Crystal Allen
the modern woman (?)
resourceful and ambitious
too bad you're a BITCH

The Men
we can safely say
though you're never on screen, you -

Monday, December 21, 2009

Les Diaboliques

had I been able
to believe the translation
this might have been good

I'm referring to my haiku, of course, and not the film (which was good). The following occurred when I tried to translate "What would happen if I gave away the ending?" into French via online translator:

Qu'arriverait-il si j'ai donné la fin?

Which I then translated back into English to see if it (mostly) made sense:

What if I gave the end?

So I tried "What if I revealed the ending?" instead:

Que faire si j'ai révélé la fin?

Which apparently means:

What if I showed up late?

For laughs I translated it back into French so I could then translate it again into English:

Que faire si je arrivé en retard? ---> What if I come late? ---> which translated back into French identically.

Which must mean that I'm really more concerned with being punctual than spoiling the end of the film. So everyone can relax.

Monday, December 14, 2009


a poetic form
(google it!) science and art
in symbiosis

Monday, December 7, 2009


I am not crying.
They... well-up... naturally.
All on their own. Yes.