Emergency! Please Help!

I really hope this gets to you in time! During a trip to Brookline,
Massachusetts I was robbed — robbed of all poetic impulse. All of the
brilliance of language was stolen from me. My poetic license was taken as
well. I need your help encountering English once again.

I know the unusual diction of this note, the unusual nature of this
request, the fact that I am using more than one exclamation point per
email, and the fact that it is being sent to everyone in my address book
must make it seem like my account was hacked, but I assure you, that’s
not the case!

I’ve made contact with my library but the best they could do was to send
me a poem the mail which will take 3-5 working days to arrive here. I need
you to lend me some words to sort my self out of this predicament.

It would be a great help if you’d just quickly reply (you can use that
“comment” mechanism, below) with a single memorable phrase, or some sort
of short litany or list, or the current contents of your copy and paste
buffer, or a Google search result, or a paragraph, joke, riddle, or even
haiku.

I’ll pay you back as soon as I can!

Thanks,

-Nick

67 Replies to “Emergency! Please Help!”

  1. I may noght strecche up to the hevene / Min hand, ne setten al in evene / This world, which evere is in balance.

  2. I should have been a pair of ragged claws,
    Scuttling across the floors of — the hell with this, let’s go for a beer.

  3. It is not difficult to avoid death, gentlemen; it is much more difficult to avoid wickedness, for it runs faster than death.

  4. don’t you go and cut your hair
    insert text here in brackets
    abandon hope ye who enter here
    i’m selling these fine leather jackets

  5. The rest of us learned to cope. The rest of us recoginzed the danger–of the endless envy of those not blessed. Diana went back to her people. Hal went to the stars. And I have walked the razor’s edge for so long… But you, Bruce–you, with your wild obsession.

  6. The words were spoken.
    I saw that look upon her face.
    There was applause. The seated crowd went wild.
    The words were, ‘You are right.’
    It was the first she’d ever said them.

    Of course. I knew that this would happen.
    There was a pause. A whisper to a child.
    And that look again — love, but of a space beside my head.
    Like being cornered in a dream.
    Like painted augury, in a cracked and peeling world.
    Wrapped up in gauze, and seeping bloody bile

    Thus and thus were we divorced
    From all the things we couldn’t be
    Why on Earth must this have happened so?
    There was no cause. And that’s to put it rather mild.
    There was just… a pause. And a whisper to a child.

  7. The man who was not Terrence O’Grady had come quietly. And that, Sam insisted, was clear proof. Terry had never done anything quietly in his life if there was a way to get a fight out of it.

  8. She probably had a bus seat every God-damn day of her life. She may even have been born on a bus and had a lifetime ticket, and when she died, they’d take her coffin on a bus to the cemetery. It would be painted black of course and all the seats filled with flowers like crazy passengers.
    Some people don’t appreciate how good they’ve got it.

  9. I know, during a trip to Brookline Massachusetts I’ve made contact with Google. All of the brilliance of language, all poetic impulse gets to you once again.

    It will take 3-5 working days encountering English (in) my library
    but I assure you, that’s not the case! You can use that mechanism, and find a single memorable phrase, or some sort of short litany or list, or refill the contents of your copy and paste buffer, or a search result (duh), or a paragraph, joke, riddle, or even haiku.

    I’ll pay you back (google) as soon as I can!

    Thanks,

    -Nick

  10. It’s been a long time that he’s been laughing. To me, it seems like there’s something else I should say.

  11. I really hope this gets to you in time! During a trip to Brookline, Massachusetts was stolen – stolen all the poetic impulse. All the glitter language was stolen from me. My poetic license was taken as well. I need your help once again encountering English.

    I know, an unusual style of this article, this unusual request that I use more than one exclamation point in an e-mail, as well as the fact that he sent to everyone in my address book to make it seem like my account was hacked, but I assure you, it’s not!

    I came in contact with my library, but the best thing they could do is send me a poem-mail, which will take 3-5 working days to arrive here. I need to borrow a few words to me to sort my self out of this predicament.

    It would be a great help if you just answer quickly (you can use that “comment” mechanism below) with a memorable phrase or a short litany or list, or the current contents of your clipboard to copy and paste, or the result of search Google, or item, jokes, riddles, or even a haiku.

    I’ll pay you back as soon as I can!

    Thank you,

    -Nick

  12. I cannot give the reasons
    I only sing the tunes:
    The sadness of the seasons
    The madness of the moons.

  13. Flashblood
    Hyperbolic metamaterials
    Nonconsensual collaboration
    Neural gawkiness
    Panoptiswarm
    Normal misremembering scenario
    Sundae of broken dreams
    Natonalized couchsurfing
    Urban glacier
    Clockwork trees
    Jaguar shamans
    Ghostmodernism

  14. The average time to PhD in the humanities is 9 years. And half drop out. See graphic

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  17. And this was odd, because two Americans re-encountering each other after a certain time in a foreign land are supposed to clamber up their nearest lammposts and wait tremblingly for it all to blow over.

  18. The falcon cannot hear the falconer. Things fall apart. The centre does not hold.

  19. And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.

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