February 20th, 2009

doc savage python

APED: "battle of the trident"

Wind on water, hair on horses,
sweat, exhaustion, growing fear,
death or glory at the Trident,
men in battle, steel on steel.

Lion, Dragon, Robert, Rhaegar,
nameless soldier in the field.
One gained death. One gained a kingdom.
The soldier did a ruby steal.

Rhaegar's armor, crust with rubies,
crushed beneath a hammer's blow.
Priceless stones into the water.
Soldiers scrabble in the flow.

A ruby's but a rock that glitters.
Death in glory has appeal.
Death, a kingdom, and a ruby --
which man got the better deal?
wtf

michael jackson auction, part ii

The auctioneers have now added the catalog of Michael Jackson's video games, amusements, and Disneyana. I am still going through it, but I have found POSSIBLY THE GREATEST HORROR YET on page 71 (73 in the flip/turney thing): # 805 (far right).

"Life-size replica of Batman and his complete molded rubber costume mounted to a base. The Batman suit is fitted over a life-size replica of the likeness of Michael Jackson."

Estimated value: $200-300.

HEY, ASH, GUESS WHAT YOU'RE GETTING FOR CHRISTMAS.

ETA: Also, for certain people on my flist: the man had a life-size Red Ranger. Four hundred bucks. C'mon, you want it.

(He also has a pair of Johnny Depp's Edward Scissorhands gloves. Christ, this guy had a TON of STUFF.)

Page 107/109 -- a signed photograph of Roddy McDowell. AS A CHILD. JESUS CHRIST. He has life-size statues of Boba Fett, R2-D2, C-3P0, and Darth Vader.

...I am beginning to see why Michael Jackson has cash flow problems.

p. 118/121, # 879: I WILL SEE THAT HORROR IN MY DREAMS.

(For the love of God, do not look at the life-size figures. They are the scariest things I have ever seen.)

...wow, this guy has a lot of video games and go-karts and carnival things. It's almost as if he wanted to entice children to be near him for some mysterious reason.

(Thanks to Betty for pointing out how the links work.)