Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Curious Case of Michael Jackson

August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009

Thursday, June Twenty Fifth, Two Thousand Nine,
A day that will be marked in time.

'Cause something Iconic, happened this day,
Michael Joseph Jackson, passed away.

Impromptu vigils everywhere,
from the streets of L. A. to Washington Square.

Hong Kong, Vegas, London, Madrid,
the world all knew him, since he was a kid.

There was an audible moan, in New York's Times Square,
when on the big screen, the news was declared.

A Musical Genius, A Late Night Joke,
His Mesmerizing Dance, left a lump in our throat.

Tabloid Caricature, Provocateur,
Legendary Oddity, and so much more.

Was he the King of Pop, or the King of Sleaze?
That all depends, on what you believe.

You see something Ironic, happened this day,
Michael Joseph Jackson, passed away.

Rest in Peace Michael, - Rest in Peace.

  Just Thinking 

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Movies and Me, & Essie-Mae Makes Three. (I don't even know what that means)

I've always been a bit of a movie buff and or addict or shall we say devotee. Anyway, I like movies. So does my friend Esther, in fact we go out to see a new film together on average about once a week. Usually on Wednesdays after school.

Esther or Essie-Mae, as I'm sometimes wont to call her, is an Educator and The Miami-Dade Public Schools let out early on Wednesdays so it's convenient. Esther is one of my dearest, closest and oldest friends. We've known each other since college, so she's obviously pretty old, in fact, she's a year older than me. I've always liked that about her. :)

We're just friends of course, you know how it is, every fag needs a hag. Esther's married, her husband Clay's a great guy, also a friend since college days and they have a daughter named Elizabeth. Liz just recently finished her Masters. Great timing, I know, with this economy and all. But, she's a bright kid, I'm sure she'll be just fine. We're all pretty close and that's kind of nice.

Anyway, between the films I see first run with Essie-Mae, Cable TV, NetFlix DVDs, Blu-Ray and the ones recommended to me by my other BFFL Lucy (Billy Buns from San Francisco), I've watched a lot of Movies. So it seems appropriate, that from time to time, I share with you some of my Favorite and Least Favorite Films.

So Coming Soon! - To a Blog Near You! My thoughts on film.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Koogle - The Kosher Search Engine

Koogle an obvious play on the word Google and the Jewish noodle pudding of the same pronunciation.

Koogle is the new Hebrew language search engine which was unveiled on June 15, 2009. It's specifically designed for the religiously observant Orthodox Jew. It permits the Orthodox to search the Web without accidentally or inadvertently encountering any sexually explicit or otherwise undesirable material. The site was developed at the encouragement of Rabbis seeking a way for Orthodox Jews to safely browse the Web.

To experience Koogle simply go to...
or for English translation...

But, Beware The Wrath Of God. Never attempt to use Koogle after sundown on Fridays or all day Saturday (The Jewish Sabbath). Surfing on Shabbat explains developer Yossi Altman will cause your computer to crash!

You can't make this stuff up! Religions are so strange.

     Just Thinking

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Remembering Dad... (Father's Day 2009)

I called my Mom for Father's Day.
Not that I had anything special to say.

Now that he's dead and long since gone,
I sometimes remember his lack of charm.

My Mom shares these thoughts, as well I know.
Since she never fails to tell me so.

I'm getting better though, this is true.
Don't resent him near so much as I tended to.

As I get older wouldn't you know,
he wasn't so bad, when all gets told.

The more I walk life's lonely path
I understand better his constant wrath.

How disturbed and troubled he must have been,
to treat us the way he did back then.

How disturbed and troubled he obviously was
and how I did nothing to help his cause.

Sometimes, I really miss you, Dad.

     Just Thinking

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