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Archive for April 16th, 2008

It’s a Poem!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on April 16, 2008

birdseed

Are you following Poets.org Poem-a-Day for National Poetry Month? Today’s poem by James Tate is one of those where you can click on the poet’s name to go to the website and read his biography. As an added bonus, you can also hear the poem read aloud.

Father’s Day
by
James Tate

       My daughter has lived overseas for a number
of years now. She married into royalty, and they
won’t let her communicate with any of her family or
friends. She lives on birdseed and a few sips
of water. She dreams of me constantly. Her husband,
the Prince, whips her when he catches her dreaming.
Fierce guard dogs won’t let her out of their sight.
I hired a detective, but he was killed trying to
rescue her. I have written hundreds of letters
to the State Department. They have written back
saying that they are aware of the situation. I
never saw her dance. I was always at some
convention. I never saw her sing. I was always
working late. I called her My Princess, to make
up for my shortcomings, and she never forgave me.
Birdseed was her middle name.

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Eddy for President?

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on April 16, 2008


Create your own FACEinHOLE

Huh? Have you tried FaceinHole? All you have to do is select a scenario from their collection, upload one of your photos, slide the photo around so that the face fits in the hole, then stretch or shrink it (don’t panic! It’s easy!) so that the head is the size of the “head hole.” Voila! In less than a minute you  have your own “FaceinHole.” It’s very addictive! You can email the pictures to your friends or embed them in your blog, web page, FaceBook, MySpace…the list goes on. They embed quickly and easily into numerous sites, or you can copy the code to save it to your website. The only problem I ran into was that for some reason, this one scheduled itself to wait five hours before publishing. Why? Who knows. But another one posted immediately. If you have this problem, check your dashboard or wherever to see if it’s somewhere waiting in the wings to go onstage, and then change its publication time. Something this wonderful deserves every minute in the spotlight it can get!

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