Theoretical “Dream Team” #1
Baseball players I remember from when I was 8.
C - Craig Biggio
1B - Andres Galarraga
2B - Roberto Alomar
3B - Ed Sprague
LF - Rickey Henderson
CF - Ken Griffey Jr
RF - Kenny Lofton
DH - Edgar Martinez
1 - Greg Maddux
2 - John Smoltz
3 - Tom Glavine
4 - Pat Hentgen
CL - Dennis Eckersley
RP - Mike Timlin
Theoretical “Dream Team” #1
People looking at the sea,
makes them feel less terrible about themselves,
the sea’s behaving abominably,
seems never satisfied,
what it throws away it dashes down
then wants back, yanks back.
Comparatively, thinks one vice president,
what are my frauds but nudged along
misunderstandings already there?
I can’t believe I ever worried
about my betrayals, thinks the analyst
benefitting facially from the sea’s raged-up mist.
Obviously I’m not the only one suffering
an identity crisis knows the boy
who wants to be a lawyer no more.
Nothing can stay long, cogitates the dog,
so maybe a life of fetch is not a wasted life.
And the sea heaves and cleaves and seethes,
shoots snot out, goes to bed only to wake
shouting in the mansion of the night, pacing,
pacing, making tea then spilling it,
sudden outloud laughter snort, Oh what the
heck, I probably drove myself crazy,
thinks the sea, kissing all those strangers,
forgiving them no matter what, liars
in confession, vomitters of plastics
and fossil fuels but what a stricken
elixir I’ve become even to my becalmed depths,
while through its head swim a million
fishes seemingly made of light
eating each other.
…juice blog will return. perhaps.
Poem Without Forgiveness
The husband wants to be taken back
into the family after behaving terribly,
but nothing can be taken back,
not the leaves by the trees, the rain
by the clouds. You want to take back
the ugly thing you said, but some shrapnel
remains in the wound, some mud.
Night after night Tybalt’s stabbed
so the lovers are ground in mechanical
aftermath. Think of the gunk that never
comes off the roasting pan, the goofs
of a diamond cutter. But wasn’t it
electricity’s blunder into inert clay
that started this whole mess, the I-
echo in the head, a marriage begun
with a fender bender, a sneeze,
a mutation, a raid, an irrevocable
fuckup. So in the meantime: epoxy,
the dog barking at who knows what,
signals mixed up like a dumped-out tray
of printer’s type. Some piece of you
stays in me and I’ll never give it back.
The heart hoards its thorns
just as the rose profligates.
Just because you’ve had enough
doesn’t mean you wanted too much.
List of Double (TV) Lives - Television Actors who are known best for two roles, the stipulation being that it’s not just ‘hey, it’s that guy from that show’ (ie, Richard Dean Anderson is Macgyver, when you’re watching Macgyver, he’s not ‘Stargate guy’), and generally the roles have equal weight. So whenever I see Jeffrey Tambor, he’s doing double duty - he’s inextricable from either of those roles.
Jeffrey Tambor - Hank Kingsley (the Larry Sanders Show)/ George & Oscar Bluth (Arrested Development)
Penny Johnson - Kassidy Yates (DS9)/ Beverly Barnes (the Larry Sanders Show)
Jason Segel - Nick Andopolis (Freaks & Geeks)/ Marshall (HIMYM)
Alyson Hannigan - Willow (Buffy)/ Lily (HIMYM)
Lavar Burton - Geordi LaForge (TNG)/ Lavar Burton (Reading Rainbow)/ Kunta Kinte (Roots)
Ron Howard - Opie (the Andy Griffith Show)/ Richie Cunningham (Happy Days)
David Duchovny - Fox Mulder (the X-Files)/ Red Shoe Diaries Guy (the Red Shoe Diaries)
Rashida Jones - Anne (Parks and Rec)/ Karen (the Office)
H Jon Benjamin – Archer (Archer)/ Coach McGuirk (Home Movies)
Ted Danson – Sam Malone (Cheers)/ Becker Becker (Becker)
Allison Brie - Annie (Community)/ Trudy Campbell (Mad Men)
Jane Krakowski- Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)/ Elaine Vassal (Ally McBeal)
Dwight Schultz – Howlin’ Mad Murdock (the A-Team)/ Reg Barclay (TNG)
Phil Hartman – Troy McClure, Lionel Hutz (the Simpsons)/ Bill McNeal (Newsradio)
Bryan Cranston – Hal (Malcolm in the Middle)/ Walter White (Breaking Bad)
More questionable entrants on this list, due to their 2nd main role being on a sketch show – hard to separate a fellow like John Cleese from being a Python, despite his also being Basil Fawlty.
David Cross - Ronnie Dobbs, and others, clearly (Mr. Show)/ Dr Tobias Fünke (Arrested Development)
Dave Foley – Dave Nelson (Newsradio)/ the President of AT&Love (KITH)