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The Bowling Instinct

In the bag she carries a bowling ball of a

Head?it was mine, I think,

Or thought (when I could still think).

Now I know it is filled with pictures

That pander to the baser instincts?

The Martha Stewart nesting instinct,

Blue-batik-cloth-covering-the-table instinct,

Abundant-brass-candlesticks-

Handmade-by-sweating-innocents-of-our-globally

Acquisitive-taint instinct, like an

Automated teller’s cash slot, the

Mouth of the head prattles forth

Fresh crisp cash for a whisper in the ear instinct.

Eres monja sin rascar.

Como se puede pasar?

None tread so deep but the Buddha,

And the Carmelites fall asleep at her prayer requests,

But the superficial protestants,

Smile-coated rage at her bland affect faced with

Their monotheistic monomania which forges their most secret doubts,

They will lock her in a cell in the catacombs beneath the Pantheon

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Montague’s Seduction comes from the Indian section of Counting Stars at Forty Below.

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A Brief Report on your Child’s Progress at School

[Firstname] threw up on [hisher] prison dinner tray

Because [SheHe] had been drinking whiskey

That was later discovered in the alley above the tennis courts;

A urine test for marijuana was given but was negative.

And if [SheHe] is discovered smoking in the dorm a

Third time [SheHe] will be suspended for a week.

Parents will have to bear the expense of a

Trip down and up the mountain and

Roundtrip airfare Madurai-Mumbai.

[SheHe] shows little respect for the property of others

Especially religious materials and is

Rumoured to have burned a blue jeans Bible in [hisher] stove.

[SheHe] has actively engaged in Eve Teasing in Hindi in numerous classes and

We have zero tolerance for that kind of love.

[SheHe] has been diagnosed with hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder and

[hisher] daily dose of Ritalin has been tripled

Resulting in a significant decrease of daily incidents.

[SheHe] with friends takes a taxi daily around the lake

Where [SheHe] smokes along a quiet country lane;

We have infiltrated this group and an investigation is pending.

[SheHe] was suspiciously the first to report a used

Condom thrown on the roof of the piano block?

The envious eyes of the science teachers bled tears.

We admire [Firstname]’s leadership skills and feel

Certain that if only [SheHe] would study

[SheHe] would maintain scholastic probation.

It is a pleasure having [Firstname] as a student in our school.

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Someone has made a beautiful video on YouTube that reveals they have been telling us all along who Jon Snow’s parents were. Some of these were couched discreetly in double entendres, but others were pretty blunt. Why didn’t I know?

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New movies on AMAZON PRIME. YOUTUBE’s Free Association programming: left to its own devices, the YouTube on your phone will lead your big-screen TV and your 5.1 sound system down paths you’ve never tread before. Headline story: a peek at what’s happening in ASIAN CINEMA and a plaint over why it’s so hard to get here in the States, even by streaming.

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HBO’s new eight-part miniseries The Night of… starring John Turturro as a cool, cynical, ex-commie-in-the-21st-century attorney who promises to unravel some pretty knotty legal problems, or that’s my guess after watching the first episode. “The Beach,” which is the first episode, is a college kid’s night (or nightmare) out. His joy ride in his dad’s taxi leads into a devil’s Rube Goldberg machine of incriminating evidence against our young protagonist. Every possible witness, event, and physical evidence fall to point at the kid and create the perfect wrong conclusion. Riz Ahmed is the guest star of the first two episodes, and his co-star seems to be the palpable tension that wraps around characters and viewers alike in this cop-show noir. Viewers have just enough time to make sure they’ve seen episode one before episode two comes out this Sunday night.

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I’ve heard it said many times that the sitcom Seinfeld was about “nothing,” yet that has never made any sense to me. The show has always been about something generally, and each episode was about something specifically.

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Many exciting things are happening tonight! On the USA Network, Mr Robot starts its second season tonight. On FX, Tyrant presents the second episode of its third season, which was very exciting last week. Annet Mahendru, formerly Nina on The Americans, shows up on Tyrant tonight as Nafisa Al-Qada. And even Aquarius on Thursday nights is worth noting. But since we can’t talk about what we haven’t seen, I’ve talked a bit about motifs in the films of Ingmar Bergman and especially in Fanny and Alexander. I’m interested in taking this podcast deeper into the bedrock of cinema, upon which everything, including the television we’re enjoying tonight, rests.

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This is a review of a wonderful Polish film set in a 1960s profoundly haunted by the 1940s and the German occupation. The film, Ida, won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Tonight’s Podcast contains a review of the movie Trumbo w/Bryan Cranston, now streaming on Amazon Prime, and a quick rant on why I love streaming.

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