Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Filling Station

Walker Evans photos matched with the contemporary poems of the poet Cynthia Rylant — Something Permanent.

Thank you Shelley for such a nice share... Zo u 2!

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Filling Station

Everybody wanted that job
and when Ferrell Brown's son

got it,
when Mr. Brown's son got to pump gas
and flirt with the pretty girls all day long,
they all said it was a crock,
that that boy never worked a day
in his life, never had to,
with his rich daddy,
so how come he got a job that

plenty of decent boys with real
need wanted.
Then word got around about
the boy's mother
and how she walked through that
house stark naked and
trying to hang dinner plates on the
clotheline,

and people shut up about the
Brown boy.
Real need is a personal thing,
they said.
And his mother's a loon.


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Monday, March 08, 2010

Allergic to mobile phones

Some 250,000 people in Sweden are allergic to the radio waves that are emitted when someone makes a call with a cellular mobile phone, according to a new report.

Called electro-hypersensitivity, the condition means the afflicted have severe physical reactions — from dizziness, nausea and headaches to breathing problems, heart palpitations and flat-out fainting — to the electromagnetic radiation produced by consumer electronics such as computers, televisions and cell phones.

According to a stunning new article in Popular Science, Sweden is the only country in the world to recognize EHS as a functional impairment. The article explains the plight of Per Segerb├Ąck, one of the three percent of Swedes with the condition.


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