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Burnt Toast

"Dancing is the vertical expression of a horizontal desire."
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31 December 2010 @ 04:25 pm
A six word story:

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
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23 February 2010 @ 12:05 am

More to come.
Burnt Toast
04 November 2009 @ 11:27 am
"I guess I could be really pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst...and then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain. And I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life."
Burnt Toast
08 October 2009 @ 02:06 am
By Don Marquis

i was talking to a moth
the other evening
he was trying to break into
an electric light bulb
and fry himself on the wires

why do you fellows
pull this stunt i asked him
because it is the conventional
thing for moths or why
if that had been an uncovered
candle instead of an electric
light bulb you would
now be a small unsightly cinder
have you no sense

plenty of it he answered
but at times we get tired
of using it
we get bored with the routine
and crave beauty
and excitement
fire is beautiful
and we know that if we get
too close it will kill us
but what does that matter
it is better to be happy
for a moment
and be burned up with beauty
than to live a long time
and be bored all the while
so we wad all our life up
into one little roll
and then we shoot the roll
that is what life is for
it is better to be a part of beauty
for one instant and then cease to
exist than to exist forever
and never be a part of beauty
our attitude toward life
is come easy go easy
we are like human beings
used to be before they became
too civilized to enjoy themselves

and before i could argue him
out of his philosophy
he went and immolated himself
on a patent cigar lighter
i do not agree with him
myself i would rather have
half the happiness and twice
the longevity

but at the same time i wish
there was something i wanted
as badly as he wanted to fry himself

Current Music: lady gaga - bad romance
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04 February 2008 @ 12:18 am
Current Music: spoon
Burnt Toast
07 June 2007 @ 01:18 am
what's the big deal with this quilted paisley fad??

it just looks like paramecium.

Current Mood: blank...?
Current Music: The Fratellis - Flathead
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07 March 2007 @ 07:57 pm
Current Mood: blankbusy.
Current Music: snow patrol - RUN.
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27 May 2005 @ 07:00 pm
Jake: Buddy, you would not believe the day I'm having.
Janitor: Quiet, jackass. What'd you say to Elliot to make her run off like that? 'Cause if you hurt her....
Jake: I didn't say anything! Everyone around here is crazy.
Janitor: That's not true. Let me put down my bag of rats and explain something to you.... [He drops the bag at his feet.]
Jake: Bag of rats? Those alive?
Janitor: Most of 'em are. I put a dead one in the middle, that way all the live ones get a good look at him, they start toeing that line. Know what I'm saying?
Jake: I very much don't.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Burnt Toast
25 May 2005 @ 12:26 pm
Dad: Hi, I would like a Turkey Ruben and a Beef 'n Cheddar sandwich. Not a combo.
Person: And what drink would you like with that?
Dad: No! No drink! No combos! I hate combos! I hate you! All of you!
Current Mood: amusedamused