Batman Is, Apparently…(SPOILER ALERT)


…the new MacBeth.

Alfred:  Be careful, Mr. Wayne.  This young woman is about to ruin the film for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, and actually gives a furry flying rat’s ass about it.

Batman:  Thank you, Alfred.  I’ll put her on my list of people to allow to be made collateral damage while fighting my next super-villain.  Who, in the town where she lives, is probably named something like “Captain Meth Head.”

Both, in unison:  Ah ha ha ha ha ha.

Alfred: (placing his gnarled, white gloved, old man claw lightly upon the caped crusader’s firm and supple, lycra-covered left buttock, whispers) I love you, Mr. Wayne.

Batman:  (stiffening…no, not in that way.  Perverts) Hey…did you just make a…did you just make a joke about…

Alfred: (not removing hand) About bats being nothing more than carriers of disease infested fleas, and who have been merely the lucky recipients of the evolutionary gift of flight, Mr. Wayne?

Batman:  (brows knitting slowly together beneath the molded neoprene brows of his pointy-ass mask, drawing out the word) Yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaahhhhhhh….

Alfred:  I did, sir.

Batman:  (spinning around to sucker punch Alfred in his saggy, liver-spotted bicep) That’s for the bats.  (Roundhouse kicks Alfred to the inside of his right thigh) And that’s for grabbing my ass.  Y’old pervert.  (Stalks away into the darkness of the bat cave, cape trailing in the eerie moonlight glow that somehow penetrates a fucking cave).  Oh, and Alfred?

Alfred:  (doubled over wheezing) Yes, Mr. Wayne?

Batman:  Bring me up some Oreos and a caramel latte after I’ve had time to slip into the bubble bath, would you?Alfred:  My pleasure, Mr. Wayne.

I just…I have no idea why I just did that.  I can just be really tangential sometimes.  Anyway…

I was saying that Batman is the new Macbeth.  And I know that I’m using humor here and that there’s nothing funny about what happened in Colorado but…seriously?  Does anyone else see the connection?  This film is just basically ruined for everyone now.  Batman will always be regarded, from this day forward, as the epic film of the year that just fell flat on its face in front of the whole school at the Senior Prom.

Not only did Letterman ruin it for everyone, but now it will always be remembered as the movie that was the backdrop for a random act of terrible and senseless violence.  So:  (a) Batman will forever be associated with bad things happening to people and (b) no one is going to want to say the word “Batman” ever again.  Yep.  I’m still definitely drawing a parallel between Batman and MacBeth.  Just sayin’.

Sucks, dudes.

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I like little assignments every day. I can write without the pressure of writing anything at all. I like this because I get permission to quit after 50 words, which is all my attention span can muster quite often. I’ll probably quit fairly quickly. But I’ll pretend I won’t and I’ll even try really hard not to.

First 50 Words - Prompts for Writing Practice

They are convinced they can drive, even though parking frightens them. The radio must play some head-banging, nerve jangling mayhem that makes a normal human want to scream. It’s better if the windows are down so they can shout out obscure jokes to passers-by. All the mirrors must be turned toward the faces of the humans in the car in order that they can inspect themselves with great regularity. There are teens in the car.

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “teens in the car.”

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And I’m Tie Dyeing Things Now…


…so…there’s that.  Trying to sell them to make a little extra cash.  Apparently no one in this town shares my enthusiasm for swathing their tiny people creatures in the ultimate symbol of the counterculture movement.  Bummer.  Looks like my kids are going to be the local hippies.  That’s okay.  No, really.  It’s okay.  There are worse things in the world.  Botulism comes to mind…

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Dear Russian Porn Bot…


I get lots of junk email.  Most of it is worthless.  Some of it is slightly less worthless than others.  When spam takes the initiative to go that extra mile and make me laugh…well, those are the moments I live for.  So I thought I’d like to respond to this particular spamalicious little number.  I got it a couple of weeks ago and it is truly delightful.  Responding directly to spam is essentially the same thing as participating in a Pittsburgh Yellow Screwdriver (yep, it’s on Urban Dictionary, so it’s a real thing, which means you should definitely go look it up) with Henry VIII, Charlie Sheen, and every member of 2 Live Crew.  Uh-uh, brothers and sisters.  Not this girl.  I can’t afford to have my computer die of Blue Waffle Disease.  And no, I will not provide the link for that one.  You’re going to have to Scooby Doo that shit out on your own.  But I would advise against it if there are children, bosses, parents, clergymen, creepy IT guys stalking your browsing history, or any other beings present with whom you’d like to maintain a comfortable, not-at-all-awkward relationship.  Oh, and if you’re reading this blog with your clergyman present, please get in touch with me directly.  You sound like an unfailingly interesting person and I have just so, so many questions…

Okay.  So.  Responding directly to spam = computer dies of mystery cyber crotch disease.  Nah.

“But Reason,” I whine, “I have so many things to say in response to this superb epistle!”

“My child,” Reason responds, “that is what your blog is for.  Why don’t you totter on over there and play for a while.  You’re starting to get lazy with that thing anyway and you pestered me for months until I bought you one.”

Ahem.  That was weird.

So I decided to respond……anybody?  /cricket chirp/ Here.  For all of you random dozen people in the world who may one day wind up here and see how dedicated I am to fighting sleep and the urge to clean.  What’s in italics represents the verbatim contents of said spam.  I’ve chopped them up a bit, but I assumed that was okay because Russian Porn Bot didn’t seem to care whether it was even slightly akin to a paragraph in form or substance.  I decided I’d just Frankenstein the whole thing – cut it apart and sew it back together with my own responses sprinkled throughout, like cigarette ashes on the floor of a pub restroom in the shady section of Edinburgh.  Yeah, I don’t know.  I don’t have the energy for good similes tonight.

“Hello.”

“Hmm?”  I glance around my empty living room.  Nope, still just me.  Unless…”Did you mean my husband?  I mean if anyone in this house were interested in what I can already sense you’re peddling, it would be him.  But even he wouldn’t bother with your mess because he can download only slightly virusy porn from any number of sources less contrived, not to mention less likely to attempt to steal the password to his bank account, than this.”

I’am Lesya. Do you remember me?

“Aw, hell.”  I lower my coffee mug onto my knee and lean back in the chair.  “I’m not doing anything else.  Sure, honey.  You bet.  I remember you from that one time down on Sunset Boulevard.  Weren’t you that blonde chick Alejandro used as a mule to deliver the gram of black tar heroin to me?  Shit, I thought you died!  I mean, when that balloon broke open inside your rectum I just…well, you know.  I just assumed that you died in a puddle of your own vomit.  Like, next to a dumpster behind a tattoo shop owned by a Puerto Rican dude named Bruiser or something.  One of those deals.  Parents back in Nebraska all shuffling around main street tacking missing posters up on the phone poles.  That kind of thing.

Hmmm.  Okay, cool.  So what’s been up?  Hey, you still, uh…you still know how to get ahold of Alejandro?  Because I just got out of rehab and…”

We talk on Facebook.

“Right right right right right.  Facebook.  For sure.  Of course.  Just…you just looked like…uh, forget it, okay?  I’m fairly certain I’m still considered a person of interest with the LAPD in regards to that whole…incident…How the hell have you been, anyway, girl?  Damn.”

Oh ok, i’ll remind youI’m from Russian Federation,

“Naw, you know.  It’s just that I talk to a lot of girls on Facebook who wind up randomly emailing me at my private, unpublished email address.  Yep.  Just chattin’ up the lovely ladies of Russian Federation like it’s my job, baby.  Dang.  So, like…is that like, you know, The Federation that invaded Naboo?  Because those dudes were fuckin’ *harsh*.”
32 y.o.,

“Okay, Lesya.  Come on now, honey.  I’ve been playing with you.  You know, messing around, playing along.  But I’m going to have to get stern with you here, darling.  You are trying to get me to divulge any information I have that you might be able to use to do some nefarious thing or another.  You’ve got to con me, Lesya.  You’ve got to fool me!  And you’re creating this Lesya character who you think will cause me to drop my guard.  Wolves do the same thing, I know all about it.  But you’re already losing me, Lesya, and I’ll tell you why.  I’m going to have to be real honest here.  Your target is the type of redneck, wifebeater wearing, mullet having, ’73 Chevy pickup driving (and I’m talking painted primer gray with a can of spray paint and sporting a nice deer blood splash on both sides from running over dinner on the way home from the plant) sister swizzlin’, porn renting (renting, honey, not buying), sitting alone on a Friday night with a can of Bud in one hand and his deflated little member clutched tightly in the other, bitching to the empty house under his breath as he attempts to beat the poor thing into standing as proud and tall as it once did back when his truck was new and his wife’s tits weren’t swingin’ low, sweet chariots…You’re after a mouth breather, Lesya.  And a mouth breather has no interest in anything older than 25 or heavier than a tire iron.  If you want me to give you my bank account number and my social security number and send you eight grand to get here to the good ol’ USA, where the corn grows eternal and every public building has a vending machine full of hummingbird food in every color of the rainbow and every flavor under the sun…well, Lesya, you’d better tell me you just turned 18 and you can’t wait to become a woman, is all I’m saying.

I’m blond with green eyes,

Congratulations.  Would you like a cookie?  Well, you’re getting warmer.  I like the green eyes.  That’s a nice touch.  Most people would have gone for blue.  It’s a pretty safe bet.  There are whole categories dedicated to it on all the porn search engines.  And you know I know that.  But green is interesting.  You’re taking a gamble, of course.  Lots of fellas out there like their overseas slutty virgins looking like they just popped up out of the cotton field looking like a hot, sweaty, severely underdressed little ray of good old ‘Merican sunshine, and you risk being mistaken for some kind of Irish-American halfie with those emeralds.  But then, I do declare, Lesya with the green green eyes of Eryn herself, I wouldn’t min’ takin’ yeh fer a spin ’round the old potato patch, if yeh catch my meanin’.    Oh, fuck me I’m so fucking lame.”

my height is 176,and my weight is 57.

“Whoa.  Wait, did I read that…shit, girl!  The famine is over!  America sent sugar and bread and all of those fabulous things that are turning our entire populace into dimpled, sweaty bags of quivering human tallow as we speak!  And it’s no wonder you’re flirting with dudes on the internet.  You’re, like, eight times their height and you could hide behind a (really tall) fence post.  I mean, come on over here, girl!  Nothing else we’ll make a small fortune, between charging two dollars a ticket to see you at the county fair whatever they’re paying their freak show interviews at the Today Show these days.  Oh, Kathie Lee Gifford is going to hate you.  She’s been trying to get those stats since she went on the purified water and bones of tiny kittens diet back in ’83.”

I’am in your city now

“Ugh, why?  I mean communism ended in ’91.  Even if it hadn’t I think I’d still rather be in Russia than in this dumpy ass little backwater.  No, I know I would.  I’m not afraid to admit that I’d rather give it a shot eating grass and my neighbors than spend one more day in this cultural and intellectual cavity.  This place has been stewing in its own white, religious, xenophobic funk since before you guys even started your big famine.  Why, Lesya?  Why the hell are you in my…oh…you tricky!  I see what you’re doing.  This isn’t a city.  You would know that if you were really here.  Which you’re NOT!  Haha, buhhhhhhhhsted!”

and i’m looking for good guy to spent one week together.

“Well I hear ya there, sister.  Aren’t we all.  A week’s about all I can take of one too, no matter how good he is.”

Nothing serious in relations, but i want to spend night in the men’s bed.

“Then I got some good news for ya, sugar, because spending the night in a man’s bed ain’t no big thing over here anymore either.”

I think you understand me 🙂

“Yeah, Lesya.  I get ya.  😉  Wink wink.  Tee hee.  Giggle giggle.”  *obnoxiously loud stage whisper* “She means sex.”  Cue entire audience of twelve-year-olds dissolving into little puddles of pee from laughing so hard.  “Listen, Lesya, from one woman to another – and I know you’re just a fictional character but I’ve started to like you and I feel I need to let you know that you don’t have to do this.  ROXANNE!   No, I mean you don’t have to be all coy and cutesy.  No, you still totally have to be a prostitute because look at you.  You can’t even spell or properly compose a complete sentence.  You’re going to have to hook until you die of crotch rot at the age of “32.”  But the innocent cutesy nonsense…I mean, it’s a nice touch and all but any dude who’s on board with you at this point doesn’t care whether you’re naughty or nice.  You lost him at 18 (because I know you went back up there and took that 32 year-old business out of there).  The rest is just a game to weed out the either obscenely naive or the obscenely desperate.  Either way…you can drop it.”  😉

I make i little page with more information about me with my photos, becouse a lot of websites blocked at my work.

“Alright.  I’m getting bored.  It’s almost time for a middle of the night poop and formula festival with Thing 1 and I need to have time to pee before we commence.”

If you would like to meet me, you can visit my page here http://menelay.com.

“Oh, fuck.  I’m in the area of…Do you mean meet you, or “meat” you?  Haha.  Get it?  Because “meat” is a euphemism for…yeah.  I know.  You have no idea what euphemism means.  Rolling forward.”

Just search for my ID, I’m sweetheart_fairy.

“See, you know what you’re doing.  You’ve got the hair and the eyes and the blatant invitation to engage in prostitution with what basically equates to a legally usable body with the mind and mannerisms of a twelve-year-old, the better to remind him of the little sister that no woman could ever live up to.  You’ll do fine over here.  Hell, if you are in my “city” right now you might want to just go stand on the corner in front of CVS.  You’ll have enough money for a first class ticket to anywhere else in a night or two (it’s not that there aren’t proportionally a lot of men or women of that persuasion, only that the population is embarassingly low.  And trust me, that’s a golden ticket in this town, girlie.  I know lots of people who would do anything for one.  Well, just about anything.”

You should sign up on this site,

“…So that I can continue to send you spam, as well as sell your information to other spammers.”

but it’s free.

“So that makes it okay.”

You can message me on this site.

“Oh, goody goody gumdrops and strawberry sundaes with cherry flavored anal beads on top!  Thank you so much!  Now, Lesya.  Now that you’ve given me permission to send you a message on your fraudulent digital porno rag’s social component, I can die a happy girl.”

Hope, you’ll write me!

“Really?  Wait, who is Hope?  Oh…Oh, I see.  You don’t know how to use a comma and inadvertently changed the meaning of your entire sentence.  Okay, Lesya.  I think we’re done here.  You go run on back to Russia and wait for some poor sucker fish to bite.  Shouldn’t be long.  From what I understand America is the third best fishing hole in the world, if that’s the kind of fish you’re after.  As for myself, I’m more of a Salmon fan.  Think maybe I ought to start fishing for my own BC.  Peace.”