albadger: (Frontier)
albadger: (Lonely Lady Freakout)
At my brother's house, and I watched one of the new season Futurama episodes (I don't get cable at home). I was struck by two lines in the show that were perfect iambic pentameter, and thought a sonnet about the episode might be a good project. In my dreams, I got Bender's predicament mixed up with King Lear at Dover for some reason; then I woke up at 4am, the way I do almost every morning lately (@#$^!&^%*@!!!!). So here's the sonnet. My sonnet skills are rusty (NB: the two lines from the show are in bold).

On Dreaming of King Lear after Watching Futurama Episode 6ACV06

You came together with no backup plan
When first assembled in this vale of tears.
You're not immortal, but you have a span
Between a minute and a billion years.

Your search for your Inspector having failed,
You prayed to God -- or Mom, the Robot Queen,
The woman from whose factory you hailed,
To give you back the life that should have been.

Mom doesn't make mistakes. She heard your plea,
And no defective robot can exist.
But YOU'RE defective, so you must not be!
The Kill-bots have you on their Must-Kill List.

Those wanton boys who kill us for their sport?
That's what you get for calling tech support!
albadger: (Lonely Lady Freakout)
At my brother's house, and I watched one of the new season Futurama episodes (I don't get cable at home). I was struck by two lines in the show that were perfect iambic pentameter, and thought a sonnet about the episode might be a good project. In my dreams, I got Bender's predicament mixed up with King Lear at Dover for some reason; then I woke up at 4am, the way I do almost every morning lately (@#$^!&^%*@!!!!). So here's the sonnet. My sonnet skills are rusty (NB: the two lines from the show are in bold).

On Dreaming of King Lear after Watching Futurama Episode 6ACV06

You came together with no backup plan
When first assembled in this vale of tears.
You're not immortal, but you have a span
Between a minute and a billion years.

Your search for your Inspector having failed,
You prayed to God -- or Mom, the Robot Queen,
The woman from whose factory you hailed,
To give you back the life that should have been.

Mom doesn't make mistakes. She heard your plea,
And no defective robot can exist.
But YOU'RE defective, so you must not be!
The Kill-bots have you on their Must-Kill List.

Those wanton boys who kill us for their sport?
That's what you get for calling tech support!
albadger: (Bill Oddie -- Mister May)
Yep, I watched "America's Got Talent." The judge formula is intact, with a goofy guy, an effusive half-drunk woman (I don't know that Sharon Osborne is drunk during the tapings or if it's leftover from previous drunks) and a pompous British jackass.

Who "buzzed" Prince Poppycock for being "too serious." What was too serious? The castrato-as-Achilles armor? the floating angel in the background? the overarching silliness? And they picked this twit to replace Larry King instead of the so-much-more deserving Stephanie Miller? So I broke my vow of never being sucked into one of these stupid things, and I voted for Prince Poppycock. Ten Times. Fortunately, I never go over my minutes.
All else is quiet. Second evening in San Diego -- today was the "big day," Mom's surgery, which went well except for the hour-long delay getting her out of recovery & into the room, just because they were short-staffed. Fine excuse, hospital. Your short-sightedness on staffing cost me the brain cells destroyed by two episodes of Disaster Date on MTV. Combine that with the 30 seconds of audio from Keeping up with the Kardashians I accidentally heard on the plane flight down, and I can see that my decision to drop cable TV was not just financially sound, I'd be completely bonkers otherwise.

My parents have cable. So does my brother. I'm here for four weeks. Pray.
albadger: (Bill Oddie -- Mister May)
Yep, I watched "America's Got Talent." The judge formula is intact, with a goofy guy, an effusive half-drunk woman (I don't know that Sharon Osborne is drunk during the tapings or if it's leftover from previous drunks) and a pompous British jackass.

Who "buzzed" Prince Poppycock for being "too serious." What was too serious? The castrato-as-Achilles armor? the floating angel in the background? the overarching silliness? And they picked this twit to replace Larry King instead of the so-much-more deserving Stephanie Miller? So I broke my vow of never being sucked into one of these stupid things, and I voted for Prince Poppycock. Ten Times. Fortunately, I never go over my minutes.
All else is quiet. Second evening in San Diego -- today was the "big day," Mom's surgery, which went well except for the hour-long delay getting her out of recovery & into the room, just because they were short-staffed. Fine excuse, hospital. Your short-sightedness on staffing cost me the brain cells destroyed by two episodes of Disaster Date on MTV. Combine that with the 30 seconds of audio from Keeping up with the Kardashians I accidentally heard on the plane flight down, and I can see that my decision to drop cable TV was not just financially sound, I'd be completely bonkers otherwise.

My parents have cable. So does my brother. I'm here for four weeks. Pray.
albadger: (Cute Kittens Found During Deadly Ambush)
my favorite Perry Masons are the ones where somebody hit the victim on the head & thought they killed the guy & ran away, and then somebody else comes in & stabs him and leaves, but he gets up and pours himself a drink and then somebody shoots him.
albadger: (Cute Kittens Found During Deadly Ambush)
my favorite Perry Masons are the ones where somebody hit the victim on the head & thought they killed the guy & ran away, and then somebody else comes in & stabs him and leaves, but he gets up and pours himself a drink and then somebody shoots him.
albadger: (Krusty's Terrified Audience)


It's not as witty as I remembered it being. No matter, it's worth it for the Kool-Aid Bunny-Man alone.
albadger: (Krusty's Terrified Audience)


It's not as witty as I remembered it being. No matter, it's worth it for the Kool-Aid Bunny-Man alone.

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