Friday, September 06, 2013

As The Worm Turns, So Does This Blog

This blog has both an artist-in-residence (Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins) and a poet-in-residence (The Deadline Poet/Calvin Trillin) and their wit and insight gives this joint some class. Today, The Deadline Poet provides respite from the unending Syrial. At least The Worm (Dennis Rodman) provides some comic relief. It goes without saying that this blog is a little island of nonsense in a world going mad. If this is (fair & balanced) evasion of grim reality, so be it.

[x The Nation]
"Rodman Returns to North Korea to Visit Kim"—The New York Times
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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So Rodman makes more Sturm und Drang
By planning a trip to Pyongyang.
What purpose is served by this junket?
He may think he’ll teach Kim to dunk it.
But Kim Jong-un, being vest-pocket
In size, would require a rocket.
Of course, as he’s wont to disclose,
The man has no shortage of those. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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