Showing posts with label age of aquarius. Show all posts
Showing posts with label age of aquarius. Show all posts

Monday, September 14, 2020

A Short Musical Interlude

Have you noticed how Wakandans invented electricity, the internal combustion engine, penicillin, the wheel, space flight itself? And let's not forget, the Age of Aquarius.

Let's hear it for South African farmers.



Friday, December 6, 2019

Age Of Aquarius

So, how do you celebrate the Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra? Simple, load up the rig with a couple of light rods and head out to the mighty Brazos.

Boom. Pretty much every cast a fish, it was like... like the Age of Aquarius. No kidding, I lost count.

Mostly perch but also drum, a couple of cats and curiously, baby striper. Ferocious little fish, all of them, but especially the striper. Big fun to catch when they're big and not bad when they're small. And here's the thing.

My friend Pedro was fishing silver spinners, slabs, the live perch which I gave him, and caught exactly nothing. He was going after big fish and failed. 

By contrast, I was pulling the aquarian adversary out of the water every few minutes or so on a worm, small hook, two split-shot rig on a light rod. Big success, "You're rippin' 'em up, man!"

Moral? No libs, fish smart,


Friday, January 18, 2019

Government Shutdown - The Poetry

It is shut down now
And you weep and gnash your teeth?
The bird sings with joy.

What better way to capture the pathos, the triumph, the victory, the sheer poetry of the Government Shutdown than in verse? Perhaps the haiku says it best:

Climb aboard the bus!
But the flight is cancelled.
Yes there is a God.

And from Kid:

I love tree barks most
I love ants climbing tree barks
Scr*w the democrats.

So haunting! LL, inspired by the muse, wrote these trenchant lines:

Hillary is Satan's Valentine,
Her husband Bill takes ANYTHING that walks on two legs.
They are model Democrats.

And one reader sent this:

When the Government is all shut down 
And Jupiter aligns with Mars 
Then walls will guard the borders 
And MAGA will steer the stars.

Beautiful, isn't it. Do you have a Government Shutdown poem? Please don't be shy, send it in.

Age of Aquarius,


Monday, January 14, 2019

Let The Sunshine In!

Here at the Compound we're all about letting the sunshine in, thanks, LL. So we hope you enjoy this uplifting infovideo, I certainly do. But maybe you prefer this Central Park version?

Beautiful, isn't it. Well, that's Central Park for you.



Monday, February 21, 2011


I was going to post a short bucolic piece on the therapeutic pleasures of horse riding but got badly hijacked by Drudge and the ongoing scary saga of the Middle East. Will it all result in a new dawn of peace, love and freedom, like a big Woodstock in the sand? 

Freeloading Hippies
 Or will it be a disaster of epic, apocalyptic proportions?

Age of Aquarius
I'd say the vote was out. 

Lord have mercy.