Saturday, April 21, 2018

Michael Brownstein writes


I kiss you on the forehead hard. And why?
So you can pommel me with tortoises.
So you can photograph me below the sign: “Mules for hire.”
So you can force me to dial the number ending in B0B0.
Let me eat all the way into your bathroom.
Let me smell each corner of the litter in your lust.
Let me meditate the place between your ears.
Some of the time the donkey thinks he’s a horse.
Other times he believes he’s a camel in the horizon
the desert sand so much sticky snow.

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Horse, Donkey and One-humped Camel -- Frank Knight

1 comment:

  1. A bobo is a round-bottomed toy, usually egg-shaped, that tends to right itself when pushed at an angle, in seeming contradiction to the force of gravity. Typically it is hollow with a weight inside the bottom hemisphere, giving it a center of mass below the hemispheric center so that any tilting raises the center of mass. When it is pushed over it wobbles for a few moments until its upright orientation (which has an equilibrium at the minimum gravitational potential energy) is achieved. It sometimes symbolizes the ability to have success, overcome adversity, and recover from misfortune, but in the 1960s Albert Bandura used it to demonstrate his social learning theory that people learn through observing, imitating, and modeling, that people not only learn by being rewarded or punished but also from watching somebody else being rewarded or punished. He measured the behavior of children after seeing an adult get rewarded, get punished, or experience no consequence for acting aggressively against a bobo; children who had been exposed to the aggressive behavior exhibited nearly twice as much aggressive behavior as the control group. A bobo is also a bogeyman type of monster in Egypt that grabs disobedient children to cook and eat. In 2000 David Brooks claimed that the bobo is a new American social class that is a fusion between the capitalist Bourgeois and the hedonistic Bohemian. In 1979 Sergio Staino introduced an Italian comic strip featuring Bobo, an average, middle-aged man struggling with family, politics and hobbies. Another Bobo was created in 1961 by Paul Deliège and Maurice Rosy, writers/artists of Belgian comics, who is constantly trying to escape from the Inzepocket jail; he was sentenced to 20 years for stealing a bictcle which happened to belong to the sentencing judge.


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