People Are Crazy, Times Are Strange

 

As a stranger you slipped into my back pocket.

Filling the inset with tokens of good-byes.

Twenty-four hour chips turned over to years of near misses and heavy sighs!

The gravity to our kinship would never correlate on paper.

Before, the gathering, a rainbow’s pride had been just another friendship…

I had learned to hide.

An elk’s ashtray weighed down by Marlboro Reds and Camels.

A one person parade…

Playing out drunken disorderly in a public display of charades.

That is when this belligerent bond had been made.

Babies having babies for greed and doping needs.

 

The rebel in you, as soiled as, the dirt beneath my feet.

And, every time, I picked myself up off the ground…

Your town line is where my grime could be found.

As a strange friend you are the…Acme Staple Factory on a road that dead ends.

My best guess?

No one ever chooses to begin again.

Unless they have a stranger for a strange friend.

 

Things Have Changed – Bob (need I say more) Dylan

A worried man with a worried mind
No one in front of me and nothing behind
There’s a woman on my lap and she’s drinking champagne
Got white skin, got assassin’s eyes
I’m looking up into the sapphire tinted skies
I’m well dressed, waiting on the last train
Standing on the gallows with my head in a noose
Any minute now I’m expecting all hell to break loose
People are crazy and times are strange
I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range
I used to care, but things have changed
This place ain’t doing me any good
I’m in the wrong town, I should be in Hollywood
Just for a second there I thought I saw something move
Gonna take dancing lessons do the jitterbug rag
Ain’t no shortcuts, gonna dress in drag
Only a fool in here would think he’s got anything to prove
Lot of water under the bridge, Lot of other stuff too
Don’t get up gentlemen, I’m only passing through
I’ve been walking forty miles of bad road
If the bible is right, the world will explode
I’ve been trying to get as far away from myself as I can
Some things are too hot to touch
The human mind can only stand so much
You can’t win with a losing hand
Feel like falling in love with the first woman I meet
Putting her in a wheel barrow and wheeling her down the street
I’ve been walking forty miles of bad road
If the bible is right, the world will explode
I’ve been trying to get as far away from myself as I can
Some things are too hot to touch
The human mind can only stand so much
You can’t win with a losing hand
I hurt easy, I just don’t show it
You can hurt someone and not even know it
The next sixty seconds could be like an eternity
Gonna get low down, gonna fly high
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie
I’m love with a woman who don’t even appeal to me
Mr. Jinx and Miss Lucy, they jumped in the lake
I’m not that eager to make a mistake
I’ve been walking forty miles of bad road
If the bible is right, the world will explode
I’ve been trying to get as far away from myself as I can
Some things are too hot to touch
The human mind can only stand so much
You can’t win with a losing hand

Camel Toe

Camel Toe Lounge
Camel Toe Lounge (Photo credit: Tracy Hunter)

 

The Scream (camel) 2, street art by the Hotste...
The Scream (camel) 2, street art by the Hotstepper, street art parody of Edvard Much the Scream Kim Kardashian camel toe (Photo credit: Strellevik)

Dave Spritz: You know when I was in school, I guess the hardest thing was how other kids can be a little mean. . names, and stuff. Do you ever get called names?

Shelly: Like what?

Dave Spritz: I don’t know – like, dummy if you miss a question. . or, camel toe?

Shelly: Yeah… camel toe.

Dave Spritz: Do you know why?

Shelly: Why, what?

Dave Spritz: Why you get called camel toe. .

Shelly: Yeah.

 

Dave Spritz: Why hun?. .

Shelly: Because, camel toes are tough. They can walk all over the desert and all the hot rocks. I’m tough.

Dave Spritz: That’s right. It’s because they’re tough. Ready to shop again? . .

Shelly: I think they make car tires out of camel toes.

It is difficult to know the difference between a line, a miscue and/or what is needed to survive amongst the deadpan Run O’ the Mill public.

Lesson learned number 313 ?

Live life with camel toe pride, muffin top pan handled and plumber crack flying high!

Yep, Butt Crack
Yep, Butt Crack (Photo credit: cobalt123)

3 Cigarettes & an Ashtray

Two cigarettes in an ashtray  My love and I, in a small cafe  Then a stranger came along  And everything went wrong  Now there's three cigarettes in the ashtray
Two cigarettes in an ashtray
My love and I, in a small cafe
Then a stranger came along
And everything went wrong
Now there’s three cigarettes in the ashtray

Kid: My Mommy says smoking kills.

Nick Naylor: Oh, is your Mommy a doctor?

Kid: No.

Nick Naylor: A scientific researcher of some kind?

Kid: No.

Nick Naylor: Well, then she’s hardly a credible expert, is she?

How does smoking enhance our lives? Looking at the pack half full as opposed to half empty?
Sex! Sex! And, sex, once again, ranks number 1 in our search to better society’s view on smokers. Anyone anywhere will tell you…if they are completely honest:
There is nothing better after sex or as a prelude to…than smoking a cigarette. Somehow the once disenchanted bedroom of a down trodden marriage will come to life via the smoke through a non visible screen from a clipping of the set of Casablanca or Gone with the Wind. The wife looks smoky and sultry. The husband begins to seem less fallible in the direction of erection.

As for lesbians? I am obliged to do two things before the ‘big’ date. Grab a cold drink, an ashtray and a Marlboro Red and a Marlboro Smooth. This enhances chatter and banter after the incident and a moment of ‘did you see that? Shit, that was pretty good…wasn’t it?’
Cigarettes seem to be a morally flexible way for society to point fingers at everyone but the sad state of the state realm. Again, one would be hard pressed to not enjoy a smooth and sexy long haul of said cigarette of choice while getting drunk!
I don’t care how strong someone’s moral fiber diet is: if you plan on drinking like a Sailor in town from a year at sea…two packs of cigarettes are required. It takes the focus off having to piss every five minutes and gives the owner an illusion of not being quite that drank.
“Hey, Ma…look at me. I can’t be that shit faced…I’ve just lit a cigarette without catching my hair on fire.”
Used to be smoking had been a means to an end…you would see your prey across the dance floor. Doing the Twist or break dancing. Your eyes would connect but the courage under fire seemed out of reach.
One Marlboro or Camel, a sexy smirk and the ability to dance as though you were convulsing…would make your charm all the more appreciated when going in for the kill.
“Hey, baby, let me stand next to your fire!”

I watched her take him from me  And his love is no longer my own  Now they are gone  And I sit alone  And watch one cigarette burn away
I watched her take him from me
And his love is no longer my own
Now they are gone
And I sit alone
And watch one cigarette burn away

I met my spouse at an AA meeting with an offering of a cigarette and a light. I stated that I could help her stay clean if she had the need. I found myself going home with one cigarette borrowed, one matchstick gone and a phone number written on the inside of a book of my matches.
Now, ‘they’ are now saying, ‘cigarettes do not make you look cool.’
Oh, really? Have you taken a good look at those get that second-hand smoke shit out of here?
They are look like Dakota Fanning and her family. Pasty white, sunken in from righteousness and certainly not someone I would pick up at a bar with the offering of a smoke.

Nick: My point is that you have to think for yourself. If your parents told you that chocolate was dangerous would you take their word for it?

*All the children say, NO

Nick Naylor: Exactly! So perhaps instead of acting like sheep when it comes to cigarettes you should find out for yourself.
3's Company?

My point exactly a smoke is a smoke is a smoke. Guns and cigarettes and bad behavior will reign as long as there are loose women who wear ankle bracelets and bad boys who have tattoos and there are  words like sexy and rugged and cool!