OK, so I’m going to nip this in the bud right quick. I’ve been getting questionable haiku (haikus?) from persons who are expressing a certain anger at my not having posted in awhile. I kind of went through a time where my brain assimilated too much stuff to write about – HurricaneMasta calls this getting “tubed”, but he may mean something else entirely – but I think I’ve got it all sorted out.
We went to see Black Afrob for his birthday last weekend. It was un-be-LIEV-able. Black Afrob, Korzak, and the mighty Jay Novella dressed up as CLOWNS and went out and about on the town. It was apparently a massively spiritual experience, akin to a Lakota vision quest, but with grease paint and strippers. Jay was profoundly affected, and there was talk of beginning a Church of Klowns, where spiritual guides would help you bring out your “inner clown” (not so much face-painting, but instead “filling in the lines that are already there”). We also discovered something truly amazing:
People are very scared of clowns.
This prompted lots of philosophical debate; why are people so scared of clowns?
We came up with a few possibilities:
1) Clowns are near children a lot, so we find them predatory
2) Clowns are anonymous. Apparently, they bothered to card the three clowns at the strip club. Why?
3) When you’re a kid, and you see a clown, he’s so much larger than you and completely in your face. Maybe that sticks with you
4) Clowns are fucking “creepy”
I also found out that there’s a lot of weird clown shit out there. Don’t ever, EVER look for clown porn, for the love of sweet Jesus. I’m not even kidding.
I also went to see X-Men 2, and thought it was pretty cool. I think it’s more exciting if you’ve read the comic/seen the cartoon, but I feel that there’s stuff there for you even if you’re not a fan. Others might disagree, however.
I’m going to provide you with some links, because I love you:
~ There’s a new Latin/English dictionary that was put out by the Vatican – the Lexicon Recentis Latinitas. This new dictionary apparently offers Latin “translations” for modern English words. My godfather had an interesting observation: “…it certainly [brings] up the precision of finding just the right word of which English is so abundantly endowed versus substituting these [Latin] run-on phrases…in attempting to describe essentially alien concepts.”
~ As I stated above, there’s a site for Klown About; it’s definitely worth a visit, but it might hemorrhage your brain. Be warned
~ This was the funniest thing I read in a long goddamn time.
~ Dress normal people up as “warriors” and have them whale on each other on national TV? Sign me the hell up, Damon Killian!
Phew! That was a lot more than I anticipated. I’ll have more over the weekend. I swear it!