March 25th, 2009

jim with pipe

APED: "Jim Gordon's lot"

beatrice_otter requested a poem about Jim Gordon. With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan, after the policemen's song in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE.

Gotham City's not the safest place to visit (place to visit)
The asylum can't keep inmates locked inside (locked inside)
It looks secure, but tell me, really? Is it? (really is it)
If they can't get out, it's 'cause they haven't tried. (haven't tried)
You don't know yet, but you will soon discover (soon discover)
the inmates often go out on the run (on the run)
when one's locked up, the next night springs another (springs another)
So Jim Gordon's lot is not a happy one.
Ah!
When Arkham's inmates go out on the run (on the run)
then Jim Gordon's lot is not a happy one. (happy one.)

When the Riddler isn't busy with his riddling, (with his riddling)
when Two-Face forsakes the crimes he does in twos, (does in twos)
when Mad Hatter's packed up all his kiddy-fiddling, (kiddy-fiddling)
when the Joker's jokes don't ever make the news (make the news)
when Mr. Szasz can't look for limbs to sever (limbs to sever),
the police can eat their donuts in the sun, (in the sun)
but, alas, it seems those days are almost never -- (almost never)
so Jim Gordon's lot is not a happy one.
Ah!
When Arkham's inmates go out on the run (on the run)
then Jim Gordon's lot is not a happy one. (happy one.)
cass groovy

well, today was interesting

Apparently, this was bee moving day, because

1) a huge cloud of bees flew over us on the job site

2) at the end of the day, a bunch of bees were swarming around our car

3) and when we got to our equipment truck to put stuff away, we found it alive with bees. LOTS of 'em.

Guess who got to open the equipment truck, put stuff in it, and then climb inside to check on some stuff? Yeah. I moved very slowly and tried to remember every TV show I'd ever seen about beekeeping. The bees didn't mind me, so that worked out fine. The only tense moment was when one landed in my hair, but it flew away on its own.

...I preferred the bunnies.
wtf

massive hip dislocation observed

It's an epidemic!

...don't get me wrong, I'm glad that the Spider-Girl tween skirts are a reasonable length, but it kinda defeats the purpose when you have your tween models standing with their hips stuck out like Greg Land lightboxed them from a lingerie catalog. At least there's not much exposed skin on the "Emma Frost Tween."

(What's with the American Dream? Did they just not get the rights to the name "Captain America?")