Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Rockford File: Outsider Poetry Slam League of America

I just learned one of the benefits of paying nearly $100 a month for slow internet service from Xfinity is I can watch the entire run of The Rockford Files on my laptop at my leisure, instead of waiting until midnight every night to watch them on MeTV. Also, I can watch them in sequence, which is what I am currently doing at 2 a.m. 

It's one of the things I'm doing. Another is promoting my increasingly elaborate hoax of a National Outsider Poetry Slam League of America. The hardest part is the dang acronym. I've called it about twenty-seven different things already. 

Tom Atkins! Tom Atkins is on Rockford Files.

Here's the expanded logo I made with the names of all the teams.

Outsider Poetry Slam League of America

I also made a great seven second video for the OPSLA

It gets a little redundant, but there's a comfort in redundancy sometimes. Six episodes of Rockford Files watched tonight. I'm concerned I'm wearing out my leather chase lounge. Went to the YMCA for the first time in a year last night. We ran around the track a few times with Jack. Then he led us in some calisthenics. I have a can of bean and bacon soup in the cupboard. Sometimes when I get here to Zombie Logic Press headquarters I find I'm out of everything. 

I have plenty of things I could be taking seriously right now, including final revisions on The Blood Dark Sea. We have a smashing cover, designed by much sought after graphic artist and illustrator Jenny M Mathews, and a great manuscript of poems, so maybe all that's really left for me to do is watch this episode of The Rockford Files with Susan Strasburg, and maybe one more, perhaps look out the window and see if that moon is there. 

Aside from finishing this book, and promoting the OPSLA, some of my other short and intermediate goals are going to the YMCA more and acquiring nice near mint examples of the 1969 Hot Wheels Beach Bomb in copper, and an Alive 55 in lemon yellow. 

Check out this slam poetry team from Podunk, Vermont. Yes, there is a Podunk. The Podunk Polemicists

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