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Wednesday, March 28, 2007


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The Brooklyn 5 and 10 gives you the chance to see the pulp of trees form into Mexican Pecking Chickens or flying pigs. You can also grow gardens from eggs or plant magic matches to grow wildflowers or herbs.

My favorite from their prodigious parade of products is Strange Faces Origami (pictured above) which allows you to create a whole cadre of macabre characters. I must warn you that they might grow up and become monsters of the same magnitude as Batman's Folded Foe, the Paper Man. But, more likely they will just become Strippers .

I'll trust your judgement on this matter, because you, my dear readers, are coruscating clusters of class and culture.

The URL is: brooklyn5and10.com

Monday, March 26, 2007

Surreal O'Rama Song Poem Contest Winner Number 2 !!!!

A Piney Path
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By Diana K. Woodhouse

I walk along a piney path
Then sit beside a tree
I spy a ray of bright sunlight
Filtered through canopy

I sense a glow upon my face
Feeling your warmth and loving grace
A chill goes down my spine
Enchanted by this peace of mine

Still more amazed by heart and soul
Emotion like a flame
It brings us joy and makes us whole
When we forsake it brings us shame

Oh how you shelter and protect
We take for granted and neglect
You give us fuel to grow
And knowledge that we’ll never know

Your precious gifts, a prodigy
Let us embrace your mystery


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Chinese Fashion Show

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If you thought the fire drills were cool, then you'll love seeing their latest apparel creations at Yahoo News


I have twin scrapes, one on each elbow. They are perfectly identical and placed in exact symmetry. I have no idea how they got there but if it is due to alien abduction I will certainly be disappointed. I thought the aliens and I had a better relationship than that. I don’t understand why they have to keep sneaking into my bedroom at night instead of just knocking on the door like everyone else.

These two Gemenis of scabdom that were possibly bestowed on me by extraterrestrials can get a bit itchy, but I’m glad to report that my feet are doing much better. This is due to the fact that I apply generous amounts of vics vapor rub to them on a regular basis. Call me old fashioned, but it works.

For every yin there’s a yang, and whereas I’ve found wondrous uses for vics vapor rub, I cannot for the life of me conjure a valid function for menthol scented nasal dilators. They certainly don’t stop me from snoring like they’re supposed to. But hey, in a universe where vics vapor rub cures onychomycosis (ON-i-ko-my-KO-sis) there must be something I can do with them.

Please (Email Me (billysugarfixATgmailDOTcom)
if you have suggestions as to a useful purpose for menthol scented nasal dilators, and please, no perverts.

I would like to end this post by presenting a poem that explains thoroughly the nasty phenomenon of onychomycosis.

is something rather grotesque
it gets you where you’re lowest
it’s known as toe nail fungus

It turns your toe nails
into snail shells
as though a witch
had cast a spell

sometimes brown
and sometimes yellow
he can be a nasty fellow

as though my toes were possessed
a voodoo needle’s target
petrified and off white

my toe nails are atrocious

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Aries Allstars

A big Surreal O'Rama Salute to all the children of spring! Move your mouse over the postcard and it will reveal the name of one of these rad rams!

..and of course, here's Harvey Sid Fisher with a little snippet from his fine astrology song collection...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Surreal O'Rama Song Poem Contest Winner Number 1 !!!!

These are the Things We Say in Bars, These are the Things We Do
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By Erin Boyd

Fish. Birds. Schools flying in figure eights to the
copulating rhythm of the universe.

How about we leave soon?

The New York Metropolitan, let's go in.
Succumb to the puerile methods used in what we call
modern expressionism.
Hefty bags of human hair forming birth-sack nests to rest
your sagging flesh in.

Refuel little jetfighter, your urd awaits, your star sack is
near empty.

These are the things we say in bars.
These are the things we do.

Take you and your last Good Find.
Go to a nearby star and sleep.
It has happened before but never so bad.

Your cargo holds are filled with the last hope of a beginning.
Software is out there tracking your every move.
Good thing for you your ship is outfitted with the latest in
avoidance technology.
Take on the impossible and know it will never, ever happen.
X-85's move across the sky, but watch out for their direction.
From light years away... you have been chosen -
your help will now show us what you're made of.

How about we leave soon?

Though amused by the far reaches of space, it's still finders-keepers.
Good luck tracking your last hope:
just beyond light speed, long enough to be home.
Something is flashing...
Light penetrates.
Studdering image stuck to the floor flashing...
and there's no time to escape through the unseen door behind you.
So slide silently now with a moustache and dark glasses.
See how the old stuck to the old and you struck like something new.
Curiously flashing, curiously stuck.

These are the things we say in bars.
These are the things we do.


Thursday, March 15, 2007

Two Headed Pig Born in China

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Two noses, three eyes! Yahoo News

The Dairy Fountain of Youth

Happy Birthday to Hryhoriy Nestor, the Ukrane's proudest pisces! At age 116 Mr. Nestor is thought to be the oldest person in the world!!!! He credits his longevity to never having been married. What kind of diet does the world's oldest human recommend? Potatoes, milk, cheese and vodka!

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Read all about it on the BBC

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


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This lucky toddler finds herself inside a giant pink balloon at Yayoi Kusama's incredible Dots Obsession Exhibit

Photos from
Yahoo News and here's another!

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Listen to Dots and Obsessions by Quallofill

Monday, March 12, 2007

Lavatory Levity

Hey boys and girls. Today we have some tips from the
World Toilet Organization (WTO)
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Now, here's some crappy (and I mean that literally) music from Mitch Mitchell (Jimmy Hendrix Experience? Guided by Voices? your guess is as good as mine). Here's
Butt Song 3.

Let's keep the bowels moving now with Mark Cohen's Brown Water.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Happy Panic Day

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Oh what perfect perilous parralelism. Today, March 9, is recognized officially as Panic Day , and as you ALL KNOW tomorrow is the deadline for submissions to the Surreal O'Rama Song Poem Bizarre Lyrics Contest!!!!


Simply EVERYONE is talking about it. Here's a swell article in The Independent Weekly's blog SCAN! We got the front page in last Wednesday's Daily Tarheel. And in short the entire internet is abuzz with chatter of our eccentric balladry. Just LOOK at all of this; Carrboro Commons!!! , Mann's World, Orange Chat , Atomic Books, and Carrboro.com!!!!

So, if you haven't submitted, do it soon! The balance of the hour glass is not on your side, but you are a gleaming cluster of wonder, and I have boundless bundles of faith in your abilities.
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Monday, March 05, 2007

The Astounding Universe of the Song Poem

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Whether you were an oddball who took sketchy magazine advertisements seriously, a shady recording industry misfit, or a cynical freak who liked to test boundaries, then you may have found yourself within the mystical realm of the song poem, especially if you came of age in the 1970s. I'm not going to go into the entire history of this incredible fringe genre of American pop music. You can learn all of that here . I would like to suggest that you visit WFMU's Blog to hear some samples. I especially like this one .

Well, folks, here at the Surreal O'Rama we're trying to bring the 70s back by hosting our own song poem contest. You supply the lyrics, we'll take care of the rest.

Email your submission now!!!

Follow This Link to find other wonderful pages about song poems.

The following is John Trubee's "Peace and Love (a blind man's penis)", possibly the most famous song poem in the galaxy!