Sunday, March 29, 2009


medical contest
fix this sick hermaphrodite
win a Mercedes

post presidency
who guessed my next job offer
prison sex dummy

"one face here fits all"
the corporation insists
"open wide, and scream."

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completely replaceable
now what goes where i wonder
jane, where is the brochure?

so the new age gurus
tell me i a create my reality
but how do i breathe?

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We all fall apart.
Science only goes so far,
and then what is left?

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The new and improved
Mister Potatohead doll
Not for the children

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science solutions
secret the soul immortal
everything's for sale

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Is it GI Joe?
It is He. He becomes she.
She is Barbie!

I need a new part
Go to the new limb warehouse
Buy more and pay less

32 comments:

nobody said...

Hi Folks,

Smaller turnout last week but I'm viewing it as a triumph of quality over quantity. No criticism of those who didn't have a go, of course. Merely that I particularly grooved on what we did get.

And I have to be honest and say that I was at a loss this week. Usually I pick something that suggests certain themes. That seemed to go nowhere, with me completely uninspired. And then there's this picture! It suggests nothing to me at all. I have no idea what I (or indeed anyone else) will write.

See how we go...

susana said...

completely replaceable
now what goes where i wonder
jane, where is the brochure?

brian said...

medical contest
fix this sick hermaphrodite
win a Mercedes

Skye said...

Hey, Humpty Dumpty
What wall did you fall off of?
Hmmm, male or female?
___________________________

We all fall apart.
Science only goes so far,
and then, what is left?

nobody said...

Cool! And Brian, that was my laugh of the day. Bravo.

nobody said...

When that man told me,
to go and fuck myself,
little did he know...

brian said...

it was rock and roll,
drugs, and every kind of sex
just look at me now

Magdelena said...

The new and improved
Mister Potatohead doll
Not for the children

brian said...

post presidency
who guessed my next job offer
prison sex dummy

john said...

science solutions
secret the soul immortal
everything's for sale

nobody said...

God. This is brilliant. Between Buff's genius connection to Mr Potatohead, Brian doubling me up yet again (what a cruel man!), and John's unfailing ability to find subtlety, I'm rapt.

And sorry Susana and Skye. Humpty Dumpty, and 'the brochure', are absolute crackers. Spoilt for choice this week!

nobody said...

They 'rebuilt me'? Ha...
...the six million dollar man!
Damn them all to hell...

john said...

Hey, that wasn't me. You have an imposter john to add to the confusion! I smell something fishy about the whole business.

nobody said...

First come, best dressed, John. He got in first and now that's you done out of a name. You'll just have to find another.

How about John II? Or John E. Come-Lately? Anyway it's a hard, hard world, and there's nothing for it. I blame your parents mate. Honestly, 'John'. What were they thinking of? Why did they not consider the possibility of the internet, blogs, haiku, and you coming in late and losing your name? No foresight obviously.

If only they'd named you Finbarr, or Spankington, or St John-Polevaulter. Never mind.

nobody said...

Hmm... I tell you what. From now on, there is original John in blue, and new John in grey.

"And you can't say fairer than that."

brian said...

a costume party
a put-on of legs and names
steal this moniker?

Anonymous said...

a costume party
a pull-on of legs and names
I.D. thefts rampant!

nobody said...

These are not my legs.
This is not my beautiful wig.
How did I get here?

And you ask yourself,
Well, am I John? Or John?
Twice in a lifetime...

Ha ha ha, sing along folks, ...water flowing underground...

Penny said...

Is it GI Joe?
It is He. He becomes she.
She is Barbie!


I need a new part
Go to the new limb warehouse
Buy more and pay less

Sherlock Homie said...

Well, that haiku seemed like it COULDA been the "John of old," kinda metaphysical/alchemical-ish. SEEMS like a pretty good counterfeit...
The appropriate question, From MY current position on the identity Tilt-a-Whirl, is
WHODUNNIT?

A. Anonymous
B. Mir
C. Su
D. m-astera

Applying Nobodian Suss-out Theory, I have to go with:

E. Clown

clown said...

Sorry Sherlock, it's not me. I'm too lazy to even come up with a haiku this week... so disguising myself as someone else would be way too much effort.

nobody said...

Ayah, my head is spinning.

I know it's mad, but the possibility exists that it was some fellow called John.

Onya Pen. Good stuff.

Miraculix (Doug) said...

>> B. Mir

"It's not my work, mate"
he said to Sherlock Homie
Playing haiku dick

nobody said...

I ought to apologise to newcomers for not saying hello. Um, hello!

As you can see it's been um, 'messy' in here lately. Whilst there hasn't been much 'dressed in identical outfits' action going on, we seem to be in ever changing outfits. Or maybe not. It's hard to know frankly.

Hmm... I have an idea. I shall rewrite the introductory comment blurb thingy at the top. Oh oh! A rule!

john said...

just one more time, doc
i've seen it on the tv
and it's who i be

susana said...

so the new age gurus
tell me i a create my reality
but how do i breathe?

nobody said...

Hey Grey John - If I was to say that you were a 'florid' sort of fellow, what would you say?

What with all the recent confusion, I'm just trying to get a handle on newcomers that's a bit less ambiguous than four letters in a row, if you can dig it.

Susana -

Oh brave new world,
machines banish all labour.
Blink once to agree.

brian said...

"one face here fits all"
the corporation insists
"open wide, and scream."

danced on my own grave
forgot I was never born
Shiva, cha cha cha.

brian said...

"blink once to agree" ha ha!
I just suffered thru a movie about a guy who had a stroke that left him capable of just blinking one eye, who ended up "dictating" a book about it letter by letter, signalling an assistant which letter he wanted by blinking as she recited the alphabet over and over. Everyone could have been saved a lot of trouble if he had gotten into haiku.

nobody said...

Hey Brian, people told me that that was good movie. 'The Fish and The Jam-Jar', or something or other. Did you not care for it?

brian said...

blink

brian said...

Hey Nobody, I tried twice to post things at church of nobody on your latest but they did not show up. On haiku of nobody, everything shows up. I think I had similar trouble on nina's blog and sometimes I see messages that other people have trouble at les visible's blogs. Anyway, I don't know what the obstruction is and it is frustrating. I don't know if my comments are taboo or if there is a software issue but I would like to know so as not to waste energy.