November 25, 2009

November 16, 2009

Cough Syrup and Poetry

I got carded trying to buy Nyquil at Target the other day.
OK, trying to buy the Target brand equivalent of Nyquil.
Apparently all the kids are drinking a bottle of cough syrup to get high.

Apparently it's called Robotripping. (It's all over urban dictionary)

I'm assuming this is more related to Robitussin than Robocop (the movie or the Kanye West song), though it should really be Robitripping then...

unless the effects produced by drinking a bottle of cough syrup
include hallucinations in which the drinker thinks they are a robot,
are being attacked by robots, or develop robotic movements or speech patterns.

The makers of Robitussin must be thrilled.

My next assignment: write a poem about a cough medicine-abusing robotic police officer from the future.

November 02, 2009

Get Your Shine On

The first issue of Double Shiny is out.

Go here to read poems & flash by Emily Kendal Frey,
Corey Mesler, Jillian Clark, and others.