Monday, August 19, 2013

Reprint Heaven: Miss The Lobster

And Fafnir And Giblets Too


Miss them all.
Medium Lobster! There is no Lobster but He - the Living, The Self-subsisting, the Eternal. No slumber can seize Him Nor Sleep. His are all things In the heavens and on earth and under the oceans. Who is there that can intercede In His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth What (appeareth to All as) Before or After or Behind them.  Nor shall they compass Aught of His knowledge Except as He willeth. His throne doth extend Over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth No fatigue in guarding and preserving them, For He is the Most High, The Supreme (in glory). He is Medium Lobster, the One and Only.
-- by Anonymous, at April 02, 2008 10:03 AM

I dreamed he was iridescent red an green an he had frickin' laser beams comin' outta his head. And he smelled like a fish tank.
-- by Laptop Battery, at August 08, 2011 4:12 AM 
 
You better get with the program.

 -- My Father, While Pointing At A Picture Of The Medium Lobster
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6 comments:

  1. i too miss ML - and while Anonymous's passage, supra, resonates with those who long for transcendent meaning, i cannot help but feel that my own contribution to that discussion back in 2006 is worth another glance (typo corrected):


    Medium: lobster weighing 570 to 680 grams (1.25 to1.5 pounds)


    In the other sense of the word "medium", apparently the ML comes to Alice Walker in female form:

    On any given day we, collectively, become the Goddess of the Three Directions and can look back into the past, look at ourselves just where we are, and take a glance, as well, into the future.


    http://tinyurl.com/2k4atu

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  2. sorry, that link is broken - try

    http://www.emorywheel.com/archive/detail.php?n=25344

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  3. True. And I'd still like to know what Laptop Battery was on at 4:12 AM when he extolled his Big Vision Of The Lobster -- but it's also true there is no timetable on transcendent experience.

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  4. among the most memorable of the medium lobster's analyses was

    http://fafblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/humanitarians-of-year.html

    and the comments are well worth perusing, including recipes for french canadian pork pie, whale and pigeon pie, and gosky patties

    ou sont les tourtieres d'antan?

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    1. Ratio of ingredients: One Whale to One Pigeon (this, in Robert Graves' "Good-Bye To all That", 1925).

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