on Aug 18, 2007
Star-Tribune columnist James Lileks tackles bad poetry this morning:
We need to smell the clear air
after the rainfall
and appreciate the good in things
Each of us must be responsible and do our part
in order to help preserve a_beautiful world------
the waterfalls, the oceans, the mountains
the large gray boulder
the large green farms the fluffy pink clouds
the sunrise and sunsets, ladybugs
rainbows, dew, hummingbirds
It goes on. And on. I agree that we must all do our part to preserve the sunrise and sunsets, so all you people working day and night to stop the earth’s rotation: CUT IT OUT. That goes double for the Anti-Dew League, too.
Sigh. This is just typical of spin you get out of the pro-fluffy clouds, pro-boulder media. It’s really sad to see Lileks blinded to his own biases. I used to really trust him when he wrote the Backfence, but since the Star Tribune has given him more space he’s become drunk on power and is using his column to lampoon those of us in the ladybug and rainbow abolition camp. Hey pal: We vote too, you know.
There is also a story about a drunk vs. a bear in a hotel. Yes you read that right and no I can’t explain it to you. You’ll just have to read for yourself.
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