Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's the 'Final Let's-Tie-Up-Loose-Ends-'Cause-It's-The-Last-Day-Of-March' Post

♥♥♥ First, thanks to all the kind folks who stopped by here yesterday (and throughout the week) even 'though I hardly spent any time this week visiting you in return.  You rock.  (And I promise I will be around to see your stuff real soon!) Second, really thanks for all the nice words posted in response to my 'out-of-character' poem yesterday.  Downers do happen, and writing them out seems to be the best way (sometimes) to deal with them.  And third, I have a few more poems written to prompts which I need to get out before this merry month of March is history.  ♥♥♥

Okay then. On Monday, Monday's Child posted an illustration from the 1920s by Freddie Langler, and I paired it with an OvillejoThree Word Wednesday provided the words 'loud, persuasive and riches' so I penned one 5/7/5 Haiku to cover all three of 'em.  Yesterday, The March Challenge provided a prompt about writing and erasing (for which I wrote another poem beside Erasure) and also, today, Theme Thursday wanted writers to write about 'silly' and the March Challenge posted the final March challenge word of 'new world.'  I wrote one 5/7/5 Haiku for those two, too.

Yeah, I know - it's a lot, but I'm tying up all the remaining March loose ends.

And with that in mind, here's the stuff...

Invitation to Tea

Come, sit and have some tea,
            if free.
We’re underneath the trees.
            We’ve cheese
and honey, fruit and spread
            for bread.
Please join us – go ahead.
There’s always room for more
Here – take a cup.  I’ll pour.
             “Gee, thanks!” the Bunny said.


Image courtesy of Cartoon Showtime
Supporters and Devotees

O persuasive pitch,
that loud call to adherents…
he had riches soon.


Image courtesy of Monster Movie Music
Movie Review of Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser – in case you thought optimism was dead. ~Robert Brault

Optimistic Elliptical (Erased) Review

…[M]ost film critics, reviewers, and fans
will invariably mention Plan 9 From Outer Space; .
..honor …movie of all time. …
There is no doubting that this is
[the] …word to describe it.

[T]his movie…was actually
quite entertaining, and therefore…
entertainment value. …
I think everyone
should see Plan 9 From Outer Space

And…The Real Review, by Rinkworks

When asked to list the worst movies of all time, most film critics, reviewers, and fans will invariably mention Plan 9 From Outer Space; many will give it the dubious honor of being the worst movie of all time. I feel this is slightly unfair. 

There is no doubting that this is a bad movie. "Bad" isn't even a strong enough word to describe it. Some of the lowlights of this movie include: tombstones that teeter when the actors run into them; a hubcap-on-a-wire flying saucer that mysteriously turns into a toolshed upon landing; a single shot of a car pulling to the side of the road that is used every single time someone arrives on scene, regardless of what car they are driving or what time of day or night it is; actors who are visibly reading from cue cards; at least one scene where an actress completely blows a line and nobody calls for the cameras to stop rolling. 

However, this movie is not the worst movie I have ever seen. I say this because this movie was so bad, it was actually quite entertaining, and therefore I cannot in good conscience label it "the worst movie of all time." I'll reserve that label for a movie that was not only bad but was also completely devoid of entertainment value. So far, for me, Showgirls garners that label. I think everyone should see Plan 9 From Outer Space at least once. Anyone with a camcorder could make a better movie, but the chances of getting it on the big screen and into every Blockbuster store in the country so the rest of us can laugh at it are minimal. 


Image courtesy Freaking News
Silly World

Duct tape is like the force.  It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.  ~Carl Zwanzig

Just remember, if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off.  ~Author Unknown

It’s a silly world…
old or new, we’re stuck with it
as it’s stuck with us.



  1. Love all of them, RJ and my favourite is Monday's child, as for the movies, I've not seen either, "Plan 9 from Outer Space or "Showgirls".
    Yes, March is coming to an end and now the real madness begins, with NaPoWriMo beginning tomorrow. Hope to see you joining in:)


  2. You manage to cover all the bases so cleverly! Invitation to tea is my favorite ~ love the image paired with it as well! :-)

  3. Some fine work RJ. I especially enjoyed the invitation to tea piece.


  4. I love the quotes you find to pair with your poems!

  5. I loved the invitation to tea. It was so sweet and really inviting. I wanted to sit under that tree with them!
    Thank you.

  6. A Smorgasboard. Fun +++. Check out my blog if you want to claim the award I nominated you for. Have a great day!

  7. I just stopped by from theme Thursday and I am glad that I did. I especially liked the comment on duct tape. It does hold parts of my universe together. Cheers!

  8. Wouldn't the world be a whole lot better if we could just all play at the 'bunny's teaparty'..Jae ;)

  9. Another great collection. Particularly liked the first one - so snappily rhythmic.

  10. your entry for Monday's Child is super lovely.


  11. all of these are so much fun - from room for all to join in to a world that sucks...for a good reason...thank you..RJ...bkm

  12. Sheilagh Lee said wonmderful works I loved them all.