Coffee, Space Posters, Coffee, Space Western, Coffee, Sweater Weather

Some Link To Some Things You Might Like

The Steve Martin episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

This free-to-download series of 14 super-cool WPA-esque space travel posters from NASA.

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Coffee” by the late Wendy Battin  (part of the Contemporary American Poetry Archive of some out-of-print books preserved in their entirety online.)

Coffee, black coffee. How are my nerves?
The first cup is steady, the second
still as a pond in a cave.
The third begins to stir in my hand,
small mammal at the end of hibernation.

Stingray Sam. It’s an episodic art-space-western-musical. Well it’s this hour-long film in chapters where Stingray Sam and the Quasar Kid have adventures on different planets and sing sometimes and there’s a girl and some super tiny robots and a villain named Fredward. Well, it’s the best kind of arty hilarious gorgeous weird, so it resists mere description. I loved it.

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Prose Poem (The morning coffee)” by Ron Padgett, which starts one place and goes someplace quite else.

The morning coffee. I’m not sure why I drink it. Maybe it’s the ritual
of the cup, the spoon, the hot water, the milk, and the little heap of
brown grit, the way they come together to form a nail I can hang the
day on. […]

Sweater Weather, a Love Song to Language” by Sharon Bryan. This is SO totally my kind of poem.

Never better, mad as a hatter,
right as rain, might and main,
hanky-panky, hot toddy,

hoity-toity, cold shoulder,
bowled over, rolling in clover,
low blow, no soap, hope

against hope, pay the piper,
liar liar pants on fire,
high and dry, shoo-fly pie, […]

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