Month: June 2013

World War Z – Haiku Review

Great tour of the world Even if it’s all on fire And swamped with undead   Action kicks right in Seat-gripping from the get-go The pulse, how she pounds   First hour and a half Like white lightning, fast and nuts Then so slow and meh   Finding the vaccine Such a dull way to end things Need blaze of…

Some Apologies

Dear Grey Shorts, I’m really sorry about the stain. I swear it’s not poop. Honestly, I would know if I shit my pants. I mean, sure, I do fart a lot, it’s not like you don’t know that. (I guess I’m sorry about that too) But like, if I shit my pants it wouldn’t just be a thin streak of…

Man of Steel – Haiku Review

Man of Steel, more like Man of incalculable Property damage   Fishin’, bartendin’, Supe’s just a regular guy! Who strings up semis   First time I’ve felt like Superman has emotions Not invincible   Don’t expect fun times More explosions than humor No bumbling Clark   Thrilling action scenes Zack Snyder’s got that part down Mom said “Oh my god!”…

Notes from New Haven

There are a lot of trees in Connecticut. Probably in all of New England. It’s like stepping back in time to when the Puritans first rolled up on the bleak American shoreline. Forests as far as the eye can see, except now there are mansions and bustling cities interspersed among the leafy green. Even with the occasional break for modernity,…

Belshazzar’s Feast – John Martin

This incredibly detailed and quite simply awe-inspiring painting is an example of my new favorite art category: Capriccio. Essentially, works in this genre involve “architectural fantasy” – vast monoliths, crumbling facades, people meandering through their fantastic surroundings as if nothing’s new. It’s like fantasy and science fiction art before those concepts even existed. I’m thoroughly enamored. For another example of…