Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sonnet 153 Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleep

Cupid laid by his brand, and fell asleep:
A maid of Dian's this advantage found,
And his love-kindling fire did quickly steep
In a cold valley-fountain of that ground;
Which borrow'd from this holy fire of Love
A dateless lively heat, still to endure,
And grew a seething bath, which yet men prove
Against strange maladies a sovereign cure.
But at my mistress' eye Love's brand new-fired,
The boy for trial needs would touch my breast;
I, sick withal, the help of bath desired,
And thither hied, a sad distemper'd guest,
But found no cure: the bath for my help lies
Where Cupid got new fire--my mistress' eyes.

~~ Shakespeare

jpr: Should one doubt the master?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Oscar Wilde Statue in Dublin, Ireland

humor from O Wilde; "The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossibility!"

how to win over your spouse?

A new study shows capuchin monkeys prefer humans whose behavior mimics theirs, a trait they share with humans, scientists say.

Research conducted by the National Institutes of Health in cooperation with two Italian institutions examined how monkeys reacted to two types of humans -- ones who copied their actions and ones who didn't.

"If one person imitates what a monkey does, and the other person does not imitate, the monkey prefers to spend more time in front of the person that imitated them," said Dr. Annika Paukner at the National Institutes of Health offices in Poolesville, Maryland.

jpr: The idea that applies between the species should it not apply between the

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

some jokes

Q: What do you get when you cross an insomniac, a dyslexic, and an agnostic?
A: Some one who sets up all night wondering if there really is a dog.

Q: Why did God make only one Yogi Bear?
Q: Because when he tried to make a second one he made a Boo-Boo.

Q How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one, but the light bulb has to WANT to change.

Q: What do you call skydiving lawyers?
A: Skeet.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

ole roy

There's a yellow rose in Texas, That I am going to see,
Nobody else could miss her, Not half as much as me.
She cried so when I left her It like to broke my heart,
And if I ever find her, We nevermore will part.

She's the sweetest little rosebud That Texas ever knew,
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, They sparkle like the dew;
You may talk about your Clementine, And sing of Rosalee,
But the YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS Is the only girl for me.

jpr: Thank you!

mystery actress from the past

Born Gladys Georgianna Greene
October 17, 1900
Plattsburgh, New York, U.S.
Died June 19, 1991 (aged 90)
Carmel, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1923–1975
Stage initials J A

jpr; Peraps best known by present movie fans for her role in the movie "Shane".

Thursday, March 24, 2011


“It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.”
~~ Erma Bombeck


"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."

~~ Sigmund Freud

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


some truth

"I once picked up a woman from a garbage dump and she was burning with fever; she was in her last days and her only lament was: ‘My son did this to me.’ I begged her: You must forgive your son. In a moment of madness, when he was not himself, he did a thing he regrets. Be a mother to him, forgive him. It took me a long time to make her say: ‘I forgive my son.’ Just before she died in my arms, she was able to say that with a real forgiveness. She was not concerned that she was dying. The breaking of the heart was that her son did not want her. This is something you and I can understand."

~~ Mother Theresa of Calcutta

famous monsters of the screen

The Blob(1958): An alien life form consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

jpr: It has never been reported but the blob sucessfully bred with lower human forms. These offsprig are now routinely reported to be found in the larger high schools in the USA.

more on preyen

"When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

~~ scripture

Monday, March 21, 2011

famous monsters of the screen

The Man from Planet X (1959): The locals on a foggy Scottish Moor discover a torpedo-shaped craft in which an agent of Planet X, peacefully disposed, has landed to make preparations for further landings of X-people when the planet reaches its closest proximity to Earth. The scientist's assistant crosses up the friendly visitor, who depends on a tank of X-atmosphere for survival.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

famous monsters of the screen

The Tingler (1959). There is such a creature in each of us that feeds on our fear and it is rendered harmless by one's screens at a moment of freight. Otherwise it grows huge and escapes into a movie theater anywhere.

Friday, March 18, 2011

instruction on preyen

"Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Or what man of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?
Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent?
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets."


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Poetry Slam retort

Ya Gots (not to be sung to the Roy Rodgers tune "Happy Trails")

Ya gots big hips
Hippiti hippti hippti
Gets da man fidgiti.

Ya gots big lips.
Lipitit lipiti lipiti
makes da man kissiti.

Ya gots big teeth,
Chewiiti chewiti chewiti
Finds da man carefulti.

Ya gots big nose.
Nositi nositi nositi,
To steal da man’s slurpiti.

Ya gots big legs,
Runiti runiti runiti
When da mans impudenti.

But da mans always
has da cheeseburgerti

being Irish

Is dancing!

jpr:or just watching is good!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

being Irish

Having a sip of the Pure!

Monday, March 14, 2011

being Irish

Preyen to St Patrick!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Poetry slam entry

Ode to a cheeseburger

Ode to a cheeseburger what a wonderful thing
With pickles, onions tomatoes and cheese
I’m easy to please
With its buns and seeds it has no needs
Except to fill you up even if you get stuck
And yell oh shucks!
With its cousin the French fry
It tells no lies
With ketchup in your right
and the last fry in your left
Its just the burger on your plate
It truly is impossible to hate

Matt Karger

jpr: please admit this in the edibles category!

being Irish

Having a dog.

jpr: My pup was saved from a kill shelter.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

being Irish

Taking your horse to work!

jpr: Does anyone related to me recognize the man in the photo?

on being Irish

The late Bishop Sheen stated that the reason the Irish fight so often among themselves is that they're always assured of having a worthy opponent.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

what's in your salad?

"In their efforts to eat healthily, people are eating more salad products, choosing to buy organic brands and preferring the ease of 'pre-washed' bagged salads from supermarkets.

All of these factors, together with the globalisation of the food market, mean that cases of salmonella and E coli poisoning caused by salads are likely to rise in the future."

Chief Consumer Correspondent Lea Thompson has revealed 26 people in three states became ill after eating bagged lettuce. Amber Brister, 11, was hospitalized with kidney failure, requiring dialysis and blood transfusions to clear toxins from her body and fight life-threatening infection.

jpr: I am a bagged prewashed salad guy that will begin to wash it no matter what!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

our black hole

GALAXY PORTRAIT. An array of radio telescopes allowed the closest look yet at the Milky Way’s center, which may appear as it does in this illustration. Yellow and red depict radio emissions from Sagittarius A*, which appears to be located off-center from the black hole that is thought to reside at the galaxy’s center.

Astronomers are closing in on proof that a supermassive black hole is the source of mysterious radio waves at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

Black holes are objects whose gravitational pull is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape. Supermassive black holes contain the mass of millions, if not billions, of suns.

jpr: always time for a little astronomy.

Friday, March 4, 2011

more on preyen

"Therefore I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer,
believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours."

~ scripture

jpr: sounds like advice to me!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

ancient celtic alphabet

Ogham is sometimes referred to as the "Celtic Tree Alphabet", based on a High Medieval Bríatharogam tradition ascribing names of trees to the individual letters. There are roughly 400 surviving ogham inscriptions on stone monuments throughout Ireland and western Britain, the bulk of them are in the south of Ireland, in Counties Kerry, Cork and Waterford.