HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM DESULTORY TURGESCENCE!
2,000 Dead Swedes Can't Be Wrong
Westboro Baptist Church, made famous for their picketing of the funeral of Mathew Shepard, the young college student brutally murdered in Wyoming in 1998, have issued a flyer which Thanks God for the Tsunami and 2,000 Dead Swedes.
Apparently, the motivation is in believing the 2000 dead Swedes were all gay vacationers and all deserved the wrath of God for being gay.
if you're curious, this is what 135,000 dead look like, via growabrain
Perhaps in deference of the certain deluge of vacationers, Bob's offers a Tsunami Suite. Just note there is "significant" air traffic noise and eroding beach. Otherwise, A-Ok.
And c'mon folks, it's not like this has never happened before. There's even a Tsunami Museum.
Be careful, Tsunami Bomb is loud.
Ahead of their time, Tsunami Addiction even has a spitting room.
Lost remote offers tsunami videos and assorted miscellania for those of you fascinated with those sorts of things.
Ok, had enough yet? Have your fill of tsanami this and tsunami that in your gob? If so, it's time to move on to the poetry kit to play with.
If not, well, sate the insatiable somewhere else.
In the meantime, chew this Sylvia Plath bone for the New Year:
New Year on Dartmoor
This is newness : every little tawdry
Obstacle glass-wrapped and peculiar,
Glinting and clinking in a saint's falsetto. Only you
Don't know what to make of the sudden slippiness,
The blind, white, awful, inaccessible slant.
There's no getting up it by the words you know.
No getting up by elephant or wheel or shoe.
We have only come to look. You are too new
To want the world in a glass hat.
Good news for the Ukraine! In case you missed it in watching the tsunami death toll rise or in calculating US Aid, Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich resigned.
Last o' the year Stuff:
My regular read, The Whole Wide World of Fat Buddha has a nice year-ending listing of his personal favourites.
Maud Newton provides the literarti the literary news and the The Literary Saloon provides The Year That Was.
50 Quid Bloke provides The musical year in review: very quickly.
Fimoculous is the ultimate list of Lists for 2004. Hours of unfettered fun.
Wonkette has a list of New Year's Resolutions of the Famous-for-DC.
Watching myself watching television watching television watching television, Radio Free Blogistan offers its Favourite Blogs of 2004.
Plenty of lists, just not enough hours in the day.
Best of luck in 2005 to readers and un-readers, writers, doers, and most importantly, lip synchers.