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David Sedaris on voters undecided between Obama and McCain:

“To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”

“To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.

“I mean, really, what’s to be confused about?”

Undecided by David Sedaris October 27, 2008, in the Humor Shouts & Murmurs section of The New Yorker.

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Neck Ties

Not quite useless.

Good’s be said
for cleaning shades.
Or clearing dead
stun glass shadows
shallow stain.
Or wiping lip
off male stick.
Or camouflage
as one of them.

Ties that blind
in trying blend
tying love
to partner’s bed
binding lies
to kin for skin
they kiss instead
poor Sodom’s plot
near Salem’s sin.

not knots
for children bred
of ladies loose.
Or wine blood red
of jailer’s noose
when upward led.
Or wiping soft
spot baby’s head.

– Steven B. Smith, 1993

Day of the Dead installation, Zocalo, Oaxaca Mexico – foto by smith

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