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Straggler
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Message 1 of 86 (609738)
03-22-2011 6:45 PM


Creativity Corner
Back in the humour thread in post Message 27 a well stoned Oni suggests:

An appropriately edited Oni writes:

In fact, there are some creative people here at EvC, maybe a small book....with some original poems, songs, raps....


Well as a fan and purveoyor of such things myself that sounded like a vaguely decent idea. So here is a place for such things. EvC's very own "Creativity Corner". A place for rap, rhyme, verse, prose, limericks or whatever else takes anyone’s fancy. The following is a list of links to those I know of

Straggler
Nwr Does My Nut - Message 140
The Onifre and Sam Harris Spirituality Master Farce - Message 36
The Cath and Frog Shootemup - Message 400
EvC Forum Cast And Crew. This Rhyme Is All About YOU - Message 109
Rap Attack (Fight The Deist) - Message 103
Santa Socks It - Message 90

RAZD
RAZD's Rap Attack Response - Message 108
Bah Humbug!! - Message 99

Dr Adequate
Two By Two, Hurrah! - Message 32
Ode To People Who Can Dish It Out But Can't Take It - Message 27

Various
Limerick Shmimerick

I am sure there are many such more so if you know of such post a link to it here.

And those who are so inclined should consider this a place to post the results of their new creative inclinations.

Edited by Straggler, : No reason given.


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Message 2 of 86 (609804)
03-23-2011 9:39 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Straggler
03-22-2011 6:45 PM


Something completely different
A Memory of Breath

Hallucinations billow in from some other place
Antiseptic solutions push back
An opiate smear of memories and desire
A feast of misery in honour of life
A slow leaving
Eyes fade into the opaque
Tenuous sinews cling to a memory of breath
Gasping and gone
The cold dark of stars gives over to morning pale

The past falls out from the lens of the moment
Lingering
Blown like smoke and cast like iron
And doomed to rust
Flakes of memory slake off and glitter
Some brief and some bright

I had forgotten for a moment that you were gone
But not that you were here
A sun drenched afternoon on the porch in the shade and the heat
With dogs panting
The long scratch of cicada and tall weeds of August
Great crates of time stacked all around
Condensate gathers by the cold beer and the echoes continue to fade


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Straggler
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Message 3 of 86 (610217)
03-28-2011 5:08 AM
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03-23-2011 9:39 AM


Re: Something completely different
Cool poem!! Can I ask who it is about?

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Message 4 of 86 (610249)
03-28-2011 6:23 PM
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03-28-2011 5:08 AM


Re: Something completely different
Thanks. It is about my father who died a few years ago.

It resonates pretty strongly with me but it would wouldn’t it? I guess I was wondering if it rang true in any wider sense.


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Dr Adequate
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Message 5 of 86 (610305)
03-29-2011 12:41 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Straggler
03-22-2011 6:45 PM


Re: Creativity Corner
I don't have a complete catalog of all the verse I've posted here, but I found these ...

* Another Reply To Bishop Wilberforce
* The Cuttlefish And The Flying Pig: An Aureate Amphigory
* This Is The Title
* A Polite Request
* Down With Danniel Dennett!


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Message 6 of 86 (610340)
03-29-2011 8:25 AM
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03-28-2011 6:23 PM


Re: Something completely different
I guess I was wondering if it rang true in any wider sense.

I think it does.


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Straggler
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Message 7 of 86 (610341)
03-29-2011 8:26 AM
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03-29-2011 12:41 AM


Re: Creativity Corner
Great stuff. I had somehow missed all of these.

Are they all Dr A originals?


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Message 8 of 86 (610343)
03-29-2011 9:18 AM
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03-29-2011 8:26 AM


Re: Creativity Corner
Straggler writes:

Are they all Dr A originals?

A little reflection
And my recollection
Of Adequate's style,
Says the same Idiolect on
All the verses in question
Means yes, by a mile.


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Message 9 of 86 (610345)
03-29-2011 9:24 AM
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03-29-2011 8:26 AM


Re: Creativity Corner
Are they all Dr A originals?

Yes, or I'd have posted them in the Lack Of Creativity Corner.


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Straggler
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Message 10 of 86 (610346)
03-29-2011 9:30 AM
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03-29-2011 9:24 AM


Re: Creativity Corner
I only wondered about This Is The Title because of Percy's link in Message 3. http://podblack.com/?p=1077

Frankly am well impressed by your collection.


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Message 11 of 86 (610350)
03-29-2011 9:52 AM
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03-29-2011 9:30 AM


Re: Creativity Corner
I only wondered about This Is The Title because of Percy's link in Message 3. http://podblack.com/?p=1077

You don't think anyone could refer to me as a "much loved friend"?

Frankly am well impressed by your collection.

Thank you. I have a slim volume available here if anyone's interested. That was back in 2006, and I'm not sure that I'd put all the poems that are in it into it now, but parts of it are excellent.

Edited by Dr Adequate, : No reason given.


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Straggler
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Message 12 of 86 (610351)
03-29-2011 10:00 AM
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03-29-2011 9:52 AM


Re: Creativity Corner
Dr A writes:

You don't think anyone could refer to me as a "much loved friend"?

From what we at EvC know of you - It is kinda hard to imagine............

Dr A writes:

I have a slim volume available here if anyone's interested.

Aha a professional in our midst!!

Dr A writes:

Thank you.

Seriously dude - Fucking clever, piss-yer-pants funny, outrageously well "vocabularised" and kickass constructed.


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Message 13 of 86 (610356)
03-29-2011 10:27 AM
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03-28-2011 6:23 PM


Re: Something completely different
It resonates pretty strongly with me but it would wouldn’t it? I guess I was wondering if it rang true in any wider sense.

Yeah, I liked it.

I've never lost a father, but I have smoked opium!


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Message 14 of 86 (629979)
08-21-2011 6:25 PM


Xongsmith Entry

  
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Message 15 of 86 (636041)
10-03-2011 7:28 PM


The Gang of Four Vs The Agnostic Alliance - The Xongsmith Conversion
This will make no sense whatsoever to anyone who hasn't followed the Peanut Gallery or recent related threads. But hopefully those who have will get some of the references and find it mildly amusing. As ever - I have entertained myself even if no-one else.

This rhyme is about my main man Xong
No doubt his family ties are strong
Brother of the agnostic opinionated deist who is just wrong
But I'm convinced that it's with the dark side he does belong
It's time he turned to the the ungodly throng
Strags, bluegenes, Mod, Panda, PaulK... - The list is long
Time for Xongsmith to sing a different song
Let the fence sitting no more prolong
But how could that happen? What is that tale?
Listen up and I shall regale

On the question of the supernatural we disagree
To the ridiculous but massive extent of nought point three.
He’s a five point seven. I’m a proponent of six.
That is the root cause of all the verbal shoves and kicks
Yes - You may think the difference is minor
But it's all about the presence of an intelligent designer
An EvC topic of much dispute
Each side determined the other to refute
The views of the other side just don't compute
That's why the seemingly endless pursuit
Anyway – This rhyme is about that.
Bluegenes theory, rabbits and hats
And how Strags caused a family spat

All started with relentless talk of God
Brother Zen's fundamentalist agnosticism is like a lightning rod
Try to resist but cannot help ourselves
Resulted in many many threads and over sixteen hundred peanut shells!!
Debate went on and on.
EvC felt put-upon
Admin has had enough. "This has gone on far to long"
Put a sock in it or you will be gone!

But much thought did arise
And some of that I will now here reprise
RAZ wants to define science as axiomatic
But his epistemological stance is tragic
Just sweeps aside any examples that are problematic
Really is little more than a debate tactic
What are these mysterious pos-tu-lates?
Try and define them and you will end up in dire straits
Last Thursdayism. The one second universe - Such examples he just hates
Exposes agnostic nonsense as second rate.

Xong did some analysis and proudly proposed his own dilemma
The result was the much maligned anal Emma
So wedded to her he cannot see why she is so reviled
With her fake allure he has become too beguiled
Persuaded by her charms to take her up the aisle.
Now he lives in misguided bliss
But deep down he knows something is a amiss
Invites Strags to come and reminisce
In comfy chairs they sit and discuss his analy-sis
Philosophical musings over fine cognac and cigars
But Xongs so on the fence he has splinters in his arse
Puts himself at 5.7 on the Dawkins scale.
Not just sittin on the fence, he’s frikkin impaled!
His beloved anal Emma tries to lift him off but fails.
Ouch! He’s slippin!! He doesn’t like the look of those nails.
The colours gone. He’s looking pale.
Slips further down. Only adds to his travails.

But what’s that distant noise I hear?
Horses hooves and a hearty cheer.
It’s RAZD and his cheering sidekick Chuck
Here to rescue Xong? To change his luck?
RAZ - The knight in shining armour
Chuck is waving pom pons and wearing batgirl pyjamas
Rushing forth to save their fallen comrade
Better be quick. Xong’s splintered buttocks are looking increasingly frayed

“Hold on dear brother” cries the mighty Zen
I’ll rewrite the scales. I’ll redefine my charts….......Again!!
That’ll teach those evil pseudoskeptics.
And then we can treat your splinter wounds with anti-sceptic.
He charges forth. Keyboard in hand.
Chuck waves his pom pons does the splits and lands.
Gimme an R. Gimme an A. Gimme a Zed. Gimme a Dee.
RAZ is on yet another diagram spree!!
So many circles drawn with glee. An inarguable ability. If only they had any effect on his argument's validity. But they don't - Unfortu-nately.
Chuck does a twirl and yells (girly voice) "Go RAZ Go"
(manly voice) Teach those atheistic motherfuckers what it means to KNOOOOWWW

Strags, bluegenes Mod, Panda and all the rest.
Stand their ground. Unimpressed.
Strags cannot hide his mirth at the ridiculous manner in which Chuck is dressed
All of these colourful arguments they have already addressed
To these diagramatic tricks they are immune.
The gang of four. And the atheist platoon.
Panda fires his ant-buffoon harpoon.
Chuck falls on his pom pons like a clueless goon
Strags takes aim and shoots the Hogwarts hypothesis
RAZ says "Stand back I know how to deal with this"
He turns and runs away.
It follows him but he ducks and sways.
His dodging abilities do amaze.
Ultimately the question he does rephrase.
Setting his charts and scales all ablaze.
RAZ says - "I know let's start anew.
Then I can draw new charts and diagrams to convince all of you!!"
Panda asks if he likes jam or cheese.
RAZ replies that he's already told him it's all about tea.
Mod raises an eyebrow at this lack of epistemology. Bluegenes head in hand asks Why can't you see?
That baseless propositions have no effect on my theo-ry
But Xong is in no fit shape
To consider the finer points of this intellectual rape
That impaling point is starting to gape
He is in desperate need of an escape
"Here" says Mod "Let me help".
Xong takes his hand with a yelp.
Let us cure you of you nought point three agnosticism With an education in fallibilism
Pragmatism and coherentism too.
Slowly Xong changes his view.
And with each revelation his frayed buttocks are treated to alleviation of the pain caused by impalation.
Eventually he reaches the point of intellectual resuscitation
Well on the way to full salvation.
The light has dawned and all is well
Finally broken away from RAZ's spell

Now Xong and I are in Heathrow
Sharing a beer and discussing his bro
Will this dispute ever end?
Will it drive Percy round the bend?
I don't know and nor do you
But Xongsmith will remember those splinters everytime he poos

The moral of this story - Is that enforced agnosticism is bad for your health. Just say no.

Edited by Straggler, : Spelling


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