Shannon Dapper

Monsters and sincerity.

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What Lot’s Wife Would Have Said (If She Wasn’t A Pillar of Salt)

eating-poetry:

Do you remember when we met
in Gomorrah? When you were still beardless,
and I would oil my hair in the lamp light before seeing
you, when we were young, and blushed with youth
like bruised fruit. Did we care then
what our neighbors did
in the dark?

When our first daughter was born
on the River Jordan, when our second
cracked her pink head from my body
like a promise, did we worry
what our friends might be
doing with their tongues?

What new crevices they found
to lick love into or strange flesh
to push pleasure from, when we
called them Sodomites then,
all we meant by it
was neighbor.

When the angels told us to run
from the city, I went with you,
but even the angels knew
that women always look back.
Let me describe for you, Lot,
what your city looked like burning
since you never turned around to see it.

Sulfur ran its sticky fingers over the skin
of our countrymen. It smelled like burning hair
and rancid eggs. I watched as our friends pulled
chunks of brimstone from their faces. Is any form
of loving this indecent?

Cover your eyes tight,
husband, until you see stars, convince
yourself you are looking at Heaven.

Because any man weak enough to hide his eyes while his neighbors
are punished for the way they love deserves a vengeful god.

I would say these things to you now, Lot,
but an ocean has dried itself on my tongue.
So instead I will stand here, while my body blows itself
grain by grain back over the Land of Canaan.
I will stand here
and I will watch you
run.

By Karen Finneyfrock

(via happierman)

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30 Days of Comedy Bang Bang - Day 15

"Name" guest that surprised you the most

If I am being totally honest… Weird Al, probably, even though that was back in the natal days of the show. My appreciation of fame is all screwed up due to primarily consuming podcasts for the past four years, so the people who are most famous and delightful in my mind are also the people who are most likely to be on the show.

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All the weird stuff about me has only brought me more and more friends in recent years.

So. I’m gonna keep being weird forever, probably.

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tphd:

NOT COINCIDENTALLY, I STOPPED THINKING OF MYSELF AS “CLEVER” AROUND THE SAME TIME I STOPPED VALUING CLEVERNESS

IT USED TO MATTER, BUT THEN SUDDENLY IT DIDN’T

A DEEP CONVICTION I MUST HAVE BEEN CARRYING A LONG TIME FINALLY BORE OUT INTO THE LIGHT: THAT NO ONE WAS TRULY AND ACTUALLY CLEVER ON EARTH, THAT REAL CLEVERNESS REQUIRED A KIND OF PERCEPTUAL FREEDOM WE’D NEVER REACH, TRAPPED AS WE ARE IN BODIES WITH ONLY FIVE, MODERATELY ACUTE SENSES AND LIMITED STORAGE CAPACITY

I REASSESSED OUR COLLECTIVE POTENTIAL AND ROUNDED US DOWN

PARTLY BECAUSE OF THIS AND PARTLY BECAUSE OF THE ESSENTIAL TEDIUM OF THE PRACTICE, I DISMISSED IT

CLEVERNESS IS A DISPLAY AND THUS NOT ONLY REQUIRES AN AUDIENCE BUT, WORSE, BECOMES THE KIND OF PERFORMANCE THAT IS EXPECTED

A PERSONALITY LIKE A JOB YOU’VE ACCIDENTALLY HIRED YOURSELF TO PERFORM

THE GOOD NEWS

THERE ARE PARTS OF YOURSELF THAT YOU AUTOMATICALLY THROW AWAY IN AN EMERGENCY

AND HALLELUJAH IT IS POSSIBLE TO LIVE IN THE FIRST PART OF THE 21ST CENTURY OF THIS EARTH AS IF YOU’RE PERPETUALLY IN AN EMERGENCY

BECAUSE YOU ARE


IT’S LIKE MAKING YOUR NEW HOME

IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY STREET


THE MAIN THING IS TO LIVE

AND KEEP MOVING


CARRY NOTHING UNNECESSARY

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30 Days of Comedy Bang Bang - Day 14

Favorite pairing/grouping (examples: Daly/Mantzoukas, the Farts & Procreation crew, Wompler/Listler, Fourval/Lord Webber)

Aww, you just named ‘em all! Actually… No, Garry Marshall/Gillian Jacobs is my OTP.

Also, Todd Glass and PFT is very dear to my heart.

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