Keep practicing, kid!
The End of the Raven (s)
On a night quite unenchanting, when the rain was downward slanting,
I awakened to the ranting of the man I catch mice for.
Tipsy and a bit unshaven, in a tone I found quite craven,
Poe was talking to a Raven perched above the chamber door.
“Raven’s very tasty,” thought I, as I tiptoed o’er the floor,
“There is nothing I like more.”
Soft upon the rug I treaded, calm and careful as I headed
Towards his roost atop that dreaded bust of Pallas I deplore.
While the bard and birdie chattered, I made sure that nothing clattered,
Creaked, or snapped, or fell, or shattered, as I crossed the corridor;
For his house is crammed with trinkets, curios and weird decor -
Bric-a-brac and junk galore.
Still the Raven never fluttered, standing stock-still as he uttered,
In a voice that shrieked and sputtered, his two cents worth -
While this dirge the birdbrain kept up, oh, so silently I crept up,
Then I crouched and quickly leapt up, pouncing on the feathered bore.
Soon he was a heap of plumage, and a little blood and gore -
Only this and not much more.
Then my pickled poet cried out, “Pussycat, it’s time I dried out!”
Never sat I in my hideout talking to a bird before;
How I’ve wallowed in self-pity, while my gallant, valiant kitty.
Put an end to that damned ditty – then I heard him start to snore.
Back atop the door I clambered, eyed that statue I abhor,
Jumped – and smashed it on the floor.
Manu, you’re Mr. Basketball! I’m your number one fan! Luv the new macho player look! Fatherhood agrees with you. Perhaps this year you get your own Fathead. — @goodolewoody
Here’s his take on the Argentine marriage equality law, with a wonderful hat tip to Blabbeando and Out Sports.
“I am in favor of gay marriage … specially of the rights … needed by people who are equal before the law … and it doesn’t affect the rest of society … it doesn’t, if they are gays … yes? Let them be and do whatever they want, I am in favor,” Ginobli said.
Now here’s wishing that the interview would have ended there. Because Ginóbili was asked a follow up question about gay adoption (also legal in Argentina now), and on that subject Ginóbili was a little mixed. Not that he’s against gay adoption; he just doesn’t have all the information he needs to give a solid opinion.
“Adoption is much more delicate,I don’t feel I have the qualifications, I don’t know which studies have been done, if there is any background. I know that, I believe – I don’t know, as an outside observer, without knowledge of what scientific data there is out there – that for a baby it should be better to be with two dads than to be in an orphanage,” Ginóbili added.
- Well-rested Ginobili ‘out of rhythm’ (mysanantonio.com)
- Tebowmania hits Fathead market (foxsportsflorida.com)
- NBA Star Manu Ginóbili Loves Argentina’s Gay Marriage Law (gayrights.change.org)