Friday, July 8, 2011
--I MEANT TO TELL YOU; YOU WERE AMAZING LAST NIGHT
…Today I am filled with questions.
Very much so.
I have oodles of questions.
Bushels and pecks full.
See what you think.
See if you haven't, at some point, wondered these as well.
So here we go:
--why do people love their pets so much?
--why are their cruel parents?
--if the sins of the father are visited upon the son, then when will it ever end?
--why can't the israelis and palestinians just get along?
--who decided "fuck" and "shit" were swear words but "intercourse" and "fecal matter" aren't?
--if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we cure cancer?
--why do we spend $151 billion on the iraq and afghanistan wars and not use that money to cure cancer?
--why can't someone figure out a way to stop forest fires more quickly?
--are book stores going the way of record stores?
--why doesn’t the government shut down all of the online music sites that allow piracy?
--if michael jackson hadn't died young, would everyone still consider him a freak or would his “this is it” concert tour have propelled him into a famous second act like elvis's las vegas tour?
--why do some mediocre writers (who are also editors) garner so much attention/feedback/praise/shameless brown-nosing on facebook?
--what if you actually had to know everyone who is your friend on facebook before you could be friends on facebook?
--who thinks billboards are a good idea?
--why doesn't everyone on the planet live in new york city? why don't I, for God's sake?
--why are 98.7% of all songs about love when there are a billion other topics?
--is there anyone else who reads poetry that's not a poet?
--if kissing is permissible in public and also a sign of intimacy, why doesn't everyone kiss all the time?
--who wrote the book of love?
--who decided which books would be in the bible and which wouldn't?
--if bob dylan and ryan adams had a baby, would it be God? (I think it would.)
--how come women can't apply makeup in public but it'd be rude for a man to shave at a restaurant?
--speaking of shaving, who decided women should shave their arm pits and legs and that it's gross if they don’t'?
--and who decided pink was a girl's color and blue for boys, and what was the thinking there exactly?
--what's up with dreams? what the hell is up with nightmares?
--what if certain people had never lived--picasso, hemingway, freud, gandhi?
--how many pulitzer prize-national book award winning novels never even get published?
--what's the prettiest sunset you've ever seen?
--have you ever seen a double rainbow?
--why do I miss "the soprano's" so much, and often fantasize that the cast are real people, still alive and doing mob shit in new jersey?