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  • Michael Shepherd (10/29/2005 5:50:00 AM) Post reply

    Damn! All I got under my last post were ads for poetry...OK, extensions, fake rolex watches, pills, patches, wife, happier, inches... Google, try those for size....

  • Michael Shepherd (10/29/2005 5:47:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Ain't the online ads cute? Mention Turkey, and zap - three ads for Turkish thingies appear on the Forum next to your sublimely wise post... all done by Google. Which suggests a game - like mention gorilla dust, and see if ads for zoos and hoovers come up... watch this space...

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    • Max Reif (10/29/2005 10:21:00 AM) Post reply

      YOu mean those green ads up there? Those are the only ones I see on this page. Yeah, they're all for poetry. Well, a lot of people DO mention poetry here. But...Turkey, Turkey..Here, Turkey! Cmon guys ... more

  • Allan James Saywell (10/29/2005 12:44:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    i saw a movie last night called' midnight express' which told the story of a young american caught in turkey about to board a plane back to the united
    states he had about 2oo dollars of weed strapped to his body apparently tricky
    dickey nixon had upset the turks and they took it out on the young american
    by giving him a life sentence he aventually escaped back to america worth a look

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    • ***** ***** (10/29/2005 11:50:00 AM) Post reply

      ahem, yes that one has been a classic for quite a few years now... I guess Australia hasn't caught the nostalgia-as-television bug... over here the 'top 50' has pepperred our screens with the film gen ... more

    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/29/2005 1:59:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Excellent movie Allan, true story with no facts changed at all. I liked it when the warden got 'hooked' in the occipital bone just before the man escaped. Have you seen Deadly Pursuit? It was filmed ... more

  • Allan James Saywell (10/28/2005 4:51:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    every poet has to ask himself what is a poet if your work is not being read poem hunter does give us this opportunity, even the opportunity to be a little
    naughty on the odd occasion

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    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/29/2005 12:10:00 AM) Post reply

      I disagree. Mary is the naughtiest one, followed by Mahnaz. Allan and I are even more polite and docile than Jerry Hughes. Best wishes H

    • Mary Nagy (10/28/2005 7:51:00 PM) Post reply

      I think you are naughty most of the time and are 'behaving' on the odd occasion Allan! lol :)

  • Max Reif (10/28/2005 4:32:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I feel really happy with a poem I just posted:
    WIKIPEDIA: TOTEM AND TABOO.
    I feel it says a lot of things I've been learning for a long time; and the experience described in the poem presented the opportunity to say them!

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    • Max Reif (10/28/2005 4:39:00 PM) Post reply

      Well, my wife says it needs more work. But that's ok. We can send a poem back down the ol' chute as many times as we need to!

  • Max Reif (10/28/2005 12:15:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    A SUDDEN REALIZATION ABOUT MICHAEL'S ARTICLE!
    My God, Michael, if your article gets wide readership around the world, there'll be even LESS focus on **OUR** poems! The tsunami of poets descending and pouring dozens, hundreds, THOUSANDS of poems into the 'poem-river' on the Home Page will grow exponentially! We'll NEVER be heard (let alone famous) !
    In fact, I'll give ya $25 American to hush your article!

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    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/28/2005 6:25:00 PM) Post reply

      I am in with 25 East German Marks. Best H

    • Michael Shepherd (10/28/2005 12:51:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      yeah but, like, no, but, yeah...trust me, I'm a journalist...like, when you're alone in a small boat in the middle of the ocean, a single seagull's cry is the sound of a friend.. the best stuff will s ... more

  • Michael Shepherd (10/28/2005 6:54:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    If anyone who reads this has better French - or better still, Turkish, anyone? - than I, and can draw Emilie's, Collette's, or Teymur's attention to this article which they already have, ask them to fill in the * spaces, and then feel free to use it as a stock publicity article to send to magazines, PLEASE do - and again, anyone who might interest a literary or feature editor?

    Apologies for this Nikhilistic posting today...

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    • Max Reif (10/28/2005 10:13:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      My Turkish is limited to what I learned on an old Firesign Theater comedy record: 'Follow along in your Guidebook, as we learn 3 more words in Turkish: 'Tow-el'. 'Baaaath.' 'Borrrr-derrr.' Bu ... more

  • Michael Shepherd (10/28/2005 6:19:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I append the draft article which PH failed to fill in. Anyone who wants to send it on as bait to a mag is welcome. Any figures quoted date back to last June or so, I haven't revised it.

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    • Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (10/28/2005 10:04:00 AM) Post reply

      good work with the research, Michael! you dug up some interesting facts. you must be a journalist! the mere fact that you were able to come up with so much info with so little help proves that expon ... more

    • Max Reif (10/28/2005 8:43:00 AM) Post reply

      Well, it's great that you did this! I'm surprised the Mgt. has not been more forthcoming, and I hope someone succeeds in clearly conveying your simple wish to them.

  • Michael Shepherd (10/28/2005 5:56:00 AM) Post reply

    oK, third attempt to reply to Ronberge, PH swallowed the others. in brief:

    Poemhunter and its fellow sites are a cultural phenomenon well worth the attention of an inflight magazine, or a Sunday supplement, or a literary magazine. With this in mind, I drafted an e-interview with PH management to use as bait, but PH were incapable of responding to such questions. Language barriers perhaps or no idea of PR. So if any of you can tweak a press string, do. The French would do it well and appropriately, and it only requires one such article to get other mags going on it. You could refer people to me in the first instance. No need to tell you of the value of poetry...

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/28/2005 2:44:00 AM) Post reply

    I have posted two poems. One The Other Terrorists, the other To Take You For A Ride.
    Both are critical of modern medicine. Since I am in the very midst of it I can assure you that my observations (and the intended social message) are not the ravings of a lunatic or someone who is against anything mainstream or establishment. There is much wrong with today's society and much more in modern medicine.
    Corruption and the mostly successful attempts to make everyone think they are sick (because no matter how bad the food, environment etc. not everyone will get sick, thus one needs to convince them that they are) is what the Sickness Industry represents.

    Since this is not the place to discuss these matters (except for some brief comments perhaps) I would ask those tempted to disagree or motivated to discuss the issues, that I am available outside the forum.
    Meanwhile, if you read the poems, I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did writing them.
    Best
    H

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