Monday, May 25, 2009

PICKING AT THE GOLDEN THREADS


I have been thinking through an analogy about finding authentic meaningful bits of popular culture. I see a loud, writhing heap of trash, like a landfill but with less garbage-ooze and more flies. Scattered throughout the heap are sparkling golden threads; honorable endeavors, thoughtful depictions, genuine moments. I don't write poems, so I think I will just write a blog describing the image in my head. There.

Friday, May 22, 2009

SLOW PRETZEL

I just remembered this one time, in the summer of 1999; I went to a professional wrestling event at the Baltimore Arena where they were filming 'crowd scenes' for the David Arquette movie Ready to Rumble.

I had a soft pretzel, so whenever the camera passed over us, I tried to eat the pretzel in super-slow-motion while everyone else was jumping around crazy.

I am not sure if this ever made it into the movie because it was completely unwatchable.