The poem is Litany by Billy Collins.

“You are the bread and the knife,
the crystal goblet and the wine.
You are the dew on the morning grass
and the burning wheel of the sun.
You are the white apron of the baker,
and the marsh birds suddenly in flight.

However, you are not the wind in the orchard,
the plums on the counter,
or the house of cards.
And you are certainly not the pine-scented air.
There is just no way that you are the pine-scented air.

It is possible that you are the fish under the bridge,
maybe even the pigeon on the general’s head,
but you are not even close
to being the field of cornflowers at dusk.

And a quick look in the mirror will show
that you are neither the boots in the corner
nor the boat asleep in its boathouse.

It might interest you to know,
speaking of the plentiful imagery of the world,
that I am the sound of rain on the roof.

I also happen to be the shooting star,
the evening paper blowing down an alley
and the basket of chestnuts on the kitchen table.

I am also the moon in the trees
and the blind woman’s tea cup.
But don’t worry, I’m not the bread and the knife.
You are still the bread and the knife.
You will always be the bread and the knife,
not to mention the crystal goblet and—somehow—the wine.”

Here is Billy doing it himself:


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Damn I love this woman. She’s just way too effin’ awesome. Have you been watching her new show Hot in Cleveland? It’s actually surprisingly good (considering that it’s an all-female sitcom on TV Land).

Betty White has a new line of t-shirts and and hoodies (with built-in earbuds which she’s touting as HoodieBuddies). The awesome thing is that all sales are going to The Morris Animal Foundation. This chick just gets more awesome by the minute. I mean what other 88-year old refers to themself as B. Dizzle. Check out this hilarious video for the clothing line. It’s almost better than her Snicker’s ad.


This must be a multiple turn on for any geek that does a lot of work with transistors and capacitors. This would be akin to carpenter seeing screws and nuts getting it on. All their favorite positions laid out in a form which they can comfortably familiarize with. I can see kids in the room taking apart those old electronic kit only to use the pieces to form these pretty graphic scenes.


This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Boost Mobile. All opinions are 100% mine.

So the generous folks at Boost Mobile have sent us two phones to try out with their Reboost data plans. The phones are the Android based Motorola i1 and the BlackBerry Curve 8330. What is Reboost you ask? It’s Boost Mobile’s sweet pay-as-you-go phone plans. I know I’m sick of being stuck in 2-year contracts with a phone that is horribly outdated now, and if you want to upgrade to a new device you’ll have to sign another contract. I’ve always loathed this about most phone carriers. I want to have a nice phone but not be tied down forever and also possibly change up my phone, service, etc. more often than a set of Olympic games comes around.

That’s where Boost Mobile really shines. Here’s the details with Re-Boost. You can pay as you go, paying a certain amount for each different option you use (phone calls, data, email, text, etc.) or for $50/$60 a month you get pretty much unlimited everything. The great thing is you can pay in person at a Boost Mobile store, pay online at www.boostmobile.com or just pay through your phone. You can also use your debit or credit card to add funds and if you’d like you can even add an auto-payment.

For most phones the following plan is $50 and for the Blackberry it is $60 (or if you only use your phone certain days, you can get this for $2 a day):
Nationwide Calling Unlimited
Text Unlimited
Web Unlimited
Multi-Media Messaging (includes picture, audio & video) Unlimited
Nationwide Boost Mobile® Walkie-Talkie (available with iDEN Series phones) Unlimited
Instant Messaging Unlimited
E-mail Unlimited
411 Directory Assistance Unlimited
Call Waiting, Call Forwarding Included
Voicemail, Long Distance & Nationwide Network Included

They also offer the Samsung Seek, Samsung Rant, Motorola Rambler, Motorola Bali, Sanyo Juno, Motorola i296, Sanyo Incognito, Sanyo Mirro, Motorola i856, Motorola Clutch i465, Motorola Stature i9, Motorola i290 and the Motorola i776. They all look like pretty sweet phones and range in price from $29.99 to $249.99, so there is something for every budget. I think my favorite is one that we got to try out, the Motorola i1.

Android Based
Modes: iDEN 800
Weight: 4.63 oz
Dimensions: 4.65″ x 2.28″ x 0.5″
Battery Talk: 3.5 hours max. (210 minutes)
Standby: 96 hours max. (4 days)
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Resolution: 320 x 480 pixels – 3.1″ diagonal
Colors: 262,144 (18-bit)
Processor 600 MHz Freescale ARM11
Memory 230 MB (but came with 2GB MiniSD card)
5MP Camera/Video
MP3 Support

The other phone, the Blackberry Curve 8330 has the following:

Enhanced Web Browser
3G Speeds (where available)
Full QWERTY Keypad & Trackball Navigation
2MP camera with Flash, 5x Zoom and Video
Access to BlackBerry Apps, Games, & More
Media Player with Standard Audio Jack
1GB microSD™ card Included
Stereo Bluetooth Capable
GPS Enabled

Both phones are terrific in their own right and offer different features and advantages. For the younger crowd I would recommend the Motorola and for someone wanting a more business-like phone I would go with the Blackberry. I wanted to try some of their cool “social” apps which they feature prominently. The best of which are the uses for Twitter and Facebook. Both phones have applications which make it extremely easy to update statuses, Tweet, send messages, etc. I’m wasn’t much of a user of either service prior to using these but I wanted to give them a shot (I hear they’re all the rage with kids these days)

The great thing about the integration is how easy it was to post to either of them. I had no problems setting them up on the phones and letting everyone know what I was up to (even if I was just sitting on the toilet, but isn’t that the pleasure of being able to Tweet from anywhere?). It’s a nice way to stay in touch with my “social group” even when I’m away from the computer. Another cool thing about the Boost Mobile Reboost service is that they offer a per month price option for Facebook if that is something you’re super jazzed about.

I know this sounds like a lot of hoo-raa and hyperbole but it really is nice to be able to have a phone option where I’m not tied down but still has all the capabilities of the great smartphones, especially the ability to connect to all my social networks. These phones with the Reboost service do it seamlessly and at a price I really can afford (and change up as my needs change). Yeah they provided these phones for us to try but I really do stand behind the fact that they are fantastic and there are certainly great options for everyone out there. Soon you’ll be tweeting about your recent meal, bowel movement or updating your relationship status as it happens (mine seems to always be “Single”, oh well).

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This video was for the Transworld Lose Your Illusion: Skate and Create contest. It takes various skate teams, photographers and sponsors and pits them against one another. This partiicular video is from the Fallen team and features, James Hardy, Billy Marks, Tom Asta, Chris Cole and Tommy Sandoval.

It was filmed in Carlsbad, California by Seu Trinh, Dave Chami, Oliver Barton and Mike O’Meally with direction by Matt Irving, Mike Gilbert, Benny Maglinao and Ty Evans.

It is such a creative video. I would love to see more skateboarding films feature artistic shots like these. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Being a Hollywood exec has got to be easy, no? Everything from my childhood is being “re-booted” nowadays; Spiderman, Ninja Turtles, Knight Rider… The list goes on and on. From the small screen, to the silver screen, Hollywood tends to regurgitate more than Kate Moss in the mid 90′s.  I need to get me a job in them there hills.

In no particular order, here are 5 stand outs from my childhood I’d like to see puked up again:

1. Ghostwriter

Old School:

Theres a ghost. That wrties. Actually he pulls letters from his surroundings to make sentences. A group of kids that resemble a United Colours of Benneton ad are able to communicate with him and they have kick ass markers that hang from lanyards around their necks. GW uses his bad-ass phonetic skillz to help the gang solve mysteries. They also hang out at a bodega (say it with me now; “bo-de-ga”) and occasionally film rap videos.

New School:

Ghostwriter meets Dangerous Minds. Gabriella is knocked up by Jamal; Alejandro is forcing Lenny to turn tricks on the side, and Ghostwriter brings them together to solve such mysteries as “Who’s the baby daddy?” and “Will Hector get his G.E.D?”. There is probably a role for Nick Cannon in there somewhere. Err – Scratch that…

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As if we didn’t need yet another reason for the legalization of our favorite herb. Turns out the people of LEGO have been endorsing it discreetly all along. This might be one of the reasons so much of you are in love with it…it has been ingrained to enjoy since childhood, similar to the toys in cereal boxes and Happy Meals. Maybe we associate it with fond memories of building unique structures and play time and all those afternoons spent carefree. I know for me it brings me back to a much more innocent time. So there I said it, LEGOlize it already!


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