Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Poem for Wednesday

Illicit Afternoon
by Edward Hirsch

When we lay down on the rocks
in the bristling heat of a weekday afternoon
23 years ago, we were a moment
of incompatibles touching on a soiled beach,

a pair of crosshatchings, a lark
and a trout coming together in the stunned
space between air and water,
a wound splayed with the salt spray of waves,

absurdity mingled with sadness
and destiny thwarted by chance, by passion,
by a joke against the fates,
a sudden mating of sorrows, a stolen joy.


Another public service announcement from a couple of mailing lists: the Easter Eggs on the LOTR extended DVD!

On Disc 1, go to the Scene Selections menus, and highlight the horizontal picture of Chapter 27 (the last chapter on Disc 1). Press DOWN to highlight a Ring icon. Click on the Ring to see the MTV Movie Award version of Elrond's secret council with Jack Black and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

On Disc 2, go to the Scene Selections menus, and highlight the number for Chapter 40 (last chapter on Disc 2). Press DOWN on your remote to highlight an icon of the two towers. Press ENTER to see a preview of THE TWO TOWERS that was shown in theaters last February.

On Discs 3 and 4, go to the Main Menu, and highlight the diamond-shaped icon at the bottom of the page. Click on the icon to access the DVDs' production credits.


Who's your inner gay man?

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Cool! Gacked from . I was hoping to be Derek Jarman but I guess he's not a choice. At least I'm not Justin Timberlake, who is, despite his alleged heterosexuality. She and I hung out today and she tried to convince me that the guy who stars with James Van Der Beek in Rules of Attraction is straight. If so, he's not doing a very good job of looking it. I still want Viggo.

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