Episode 64: Rodeo Clown has us tripping through the land of Couplets and Clowns, of the rodeo kind, in particular. Learn about the history of the rodeo clown, the joys of the couplet and hone your clown joke skills, while riding in a barrel through the 30 luxurious minutes of this episode. You know youContinue reading “Episode 64: Rodeo Clown”
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Episode 63: Wooly-Headed Decline
Episode 63: Wooly-Headed Decline takes its name from a computer-generated poem about loss. Never fear: Real poems are also a part of this episode, along with restless shadows, brain dissection, losing one’s marbles and general cluelessness involving the meaning of the lyrics in Steely Dan’s “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.”
Episode 62: Abject Terror
Episode 62: Abject Terror takes its title from Professor Darren Hick’s response when he realized his students were using a program that writes essays for them. Thus, this is not a Halloween episode or a Poe or King story, but it could be–depending on your sensibilities. Bill and Shaun discuss computers writing poetry and theContinue reading “Episode 62: Abject Terror”
Episode 61: Fish are Biting Today
Episode 61: Fish are Biting Today details the inner workings of the fish mind, a wonderful poem by a visitor to the museum and a wonderful poem by Elizabeth Bishop, a memory of floating turds and various and sundry other memories. Do tell.
Episode 60: Being Nobody
Episode 60: Being Nobody begins with Chuck Norris, goes into Bruce Lee, and ends with a lovely Christmas poem, and in between we have a poem about just existing and Emily Dickinson sits in the corner and does her Nobody act for all the world to see. Or something like that.
Episode 59: How Still
Episode 59: How Still is about the Brady Bunch, paper dolls, asses, and Mrs. Santa Claus. Actually, it’s about a perfectly lovely Matsuo Basho haiku sent to us on a postcard from Japan in the year 2013. And it’s also about the Brady Bunch, paper dolls, asses . . .
Episode 58: Antique Doll
Episode 58: Antique Doll is about dolls. And Ukraine. And candles in the window. Tickle Me Elmo jokes. Dolls vs Action Figures. It’s about all of these things and more. It’s about life. And poetry. . . . And stuff like that.
Episode 57: Sibling Situations
Episode 57: Sibling Situations dives into the sibling battles and joys and times your sister tied a bully to the tree or locked the other sisters in the cellar. Oh, not your experience? Well, enjoy these sibling poems and situations vicariously then!
Episode 56: Mushroom Message
Episode 56: Mushroom Message relays the messages and dream interpretations one might associate with that friendly fungus, the mushroom. Shroom, shroom, shroom. Someone left us a great mushroom poem in the museum, so here we go…….Opening music from Walter Jahn’s YouTube channel.
Episode 55: Poems in Movies
Episode 55: Poems in Movies is not a regular Wacky Poem Life episode, as Shaun flies solo and talks about a trio of movies in which poems play some sort of role. It’s a bit rough, a bit philosophical, a bit personal and doesn’t really go anywhere . . . but maybe you’ll like itContinue reading “Episode 55: Poems in Movies”