Topic Haiku...Lushly speaking
14 Mar 2014 22:44
Here's a Comic Haiku Contest that may be of interest to some friends here...there's no entry fee, and the deadline for entries is March 17...and the grand prize is indeed $17.00, but the bragging rights are surely priceless...check it out my Haiku writing friends...
Nowhere-Near-Annual Frozen Fish Head Haiku Contest
Topic Yet another chance to get in print...erotic stories or poems, for an upcoming anthology...
12 Mar 2014 23:07
Here is another chance to get an erotic story or poem in print...in an upcoming anthology on Inner Child Press...and they do a really nice job btw...they published my own book...
I'm putting this here rather than the "Contest and Submission Call" section, since there is no payment involved...just a chance to see your work in print...which is always nice btw...and you'll be able to get the book at a discount when it comes out...probably for less than ten bucks...
Note the change in submission guidelines from the previous Hot Summer Nights anthologies...the work no longer goes in the body of the e-mail...
Hot Summer Nights 2014
May 1st, 2014
To Be Published
Erotic & Sensual
NO PORN ! ! !
NO EXCEPTIONS !!!
Poetry or Prose
1 piece per category maximum
Titles Must Be Underlined
must have Name on Submission
WORD, Open Office, RTF
Submit to :
- See more at: http://www.innerchildpress.com/hot-summer-nights-2014.php#sthash.9btEhSMk.dpuf
Topic Beautiful Faces of Women & Handsome Faces of Men
09 Mar 2014 20:37
Topic Can anyone recommend a good vibrator pleeeeaaase...?
08 Mar 2014 13:13
Had to post this someplace...maybe they should require a background check and five day waiting period on vibrator purchases...
NM woman assaults mom with vibrator, arrested
Topic Extended Bio
08 Mar 2014 13:10
Just post it in the bio, I don't think there's a character limit...I did notes on my stories, and I know the whole thing is over 7k words...so...shouldn't be a problem for you...
Topic Scammers alert
05 Mar 2014 17:36
This person was in fact from Nigeria not Seattle as they claimed.
Nigeria, eh? Well...apparently they're just trying to collect enough money to pay me the $15 mil they owe me...I got this e-mail a few days back...it certainly looks legit to me...
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION email@example.com
Feb 21 (10 days ago)
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FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Federal bureau of investigation
J. Edgar Hoover building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
This is an official advice from the FBI foreign remittance/telegraphic dept. it has come to our notice that bank of Nigeria has released 15,000,000.00 U.S dollars into WOOD FOREST NATIONAL BANK in OHIO in United state in your name as the beneficiary, by Inheritance means. And The bank of Nigeria knowing fully well that they do not have enough facilities to effect this payment from the United Kingdom to your account, used what we know as a secret diplomatic transit payment (S.T.D.P) to pay this fund through wire transfer, they used this means to complete the payment.
Now after the investigation on this fund we find out that this fund was transferred illegally from federal republic of Nigeria, we make contact to know why the make on known transfer into WOOD FOREST NATIONAL BANK in OHIO Department in United state the government of Nigeria inform us that these fund was transferred illegally that the officials that is handling this transfer want to made away with the fund, now they are under the custody of Nigerian authorities, we are informed that you are the original beneficiary to this amount, then we have to carried out our investigation to know if they are telling us the truth because we believe that Nigerian are full of scams cheaters.
Now your fund is no longer in Nigeria rather its in WOOD FOREST NATIONAL BANK in united state of America in OHIO Department, you have to contact the bank that is MR TIM HICK his in charge of your payment in Ohio branch immediately so that we will direct you on how to receive your fund from the WOOD FOREST NATIONAL BANK. Now that your fund is united state of America you don’t have any more problems the imposters in Nigeria are behind the bar, I received a letter from the Nigerian police this morning that the approval will be sending to us today You are required to contact the WOOD FOREST NATIONAL BANK WITH FOLLOWING BELOW, First i will like you to contact Mr Tim Hicks with his private email directly for more clarifications.
WOOD FOREST NATIONAL BANK
CONTACT PERSON MR TIMOTHY HICKS
The account number is where your fund is 0090321673
The amount that was transferred into federal reserved bank is.....................15.000.000.00
This contact has to be made today so that your fund will be direct into your local checking account.
James B. Comey,
New Director FBI
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This communication and its attachments may contain non-public, confidential or legally privileged information. The unlawful interception, use or disclosure of such information is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, or have received this communication in error,please notify the sender immediately by reply email and delete all copies of this communication and attachments without reading or saving them.
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Topic Arizona woman seeks to become heaviest human ever...
02 Mar 2014 15:49
Yeah, that seems to be the popular response to that one btw...it is just so wrong, but people can't help but laugh...
Where I was living at the time I wrote that, I used to get requests to read it out loud rather often...a couple of people would bring friends around just to hear it and stuff...seems most people laughed until they had tears in their eyes...
It was almost a bit embarrassing though, especially when someone would bring someone really heavy around...lol...oh well...nobody seemed to care about anything else I wrote at the time btw...
Topic Kevin Larimer: Publishing 101 for Poets...
27 Feb 2014 09:24
This article may also seem fairly basic to some...but, after you do get published, you need to promote your work, like it or not...and this article does make some good points...check it out my published friends...
How To Promote Your Poetry Without Paying A Penny
And again, I'd like to point out that although "Poetry" is used in the title, these things pretty much apply to any form of published work...open mic tends to be poetry specific, but otherwise, the other tips can be applied to any form of writing...
Topic Word for the day
24 Feb 2014 00:10
I got better than a Word for the day...I got a Word of the Week...
Topic FAIL Thread
21 Feb 2014 11:49
I know I've never been this thirsty...or this drunk...
Topic Kevin Larimer: Publishing 101 for Poets...
21 Feb 2014 10:40
For the most part, this is pretty basic, but might be of interest to some...most of it really applies to other forms of publishing, not just poetry btw...
Kevin Larimer is the editor of Poets & Writers Magazine btw...here's a short interview with him that may be of interest...
Interview with Editor Kevin Larimer, Poets & Writers Magazine
Topic How about a WIN thread?
21 Feb 2014 10:00
Finally...a custom guitar case for the working musician...
Topic Why Curlygirly is so awesome!
19 Feb 2014 19:07
Another awesome thing about CG is that she loves spuds. ANY type of spuds. Mashed, fried, fries, baked, half baked, naked, eyes, all sorts of shapes, sizes and 'things'.
Yes, this has become well known fact by now...and she even has a badge to prove it...
I mean, I don't know that she actually worships potatoes or anything...you know, can't believe everything you hear around here btw...
Topic A reminder about Posting your own PICS
19 Feb 2014 18:48
Another issue I don't see mentioned, is that people can actually track the location of pictures taken with smart phones these days...right up to your door...
There are a number of articles out there on disabling that...and it's something you may want to consider, not just for Lush, but if you post pictures anywhere on the net actually...
Btw...I always tell people not to post anything on the internet you wouldn't want the whole world to see...if you think that way, you'll never have a problem...
Topic "Madiba"...written for the upcoming Inner Child Press anthology...
19 Feb 2014 14:31
Here is the Table of Contents ...matching chair set optional btw...
You must read the POWERFUL Foreword by Sir Robert Gibbons
Check out all the wonderful contributors who help make this history for the generations to come . . . .
Table of Contents
Vensan Kamberk 1
Deryn de Temple 3
Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom 8
Anthony Arnold 11
Intricate B aka Jason Brierly 15
Sue Lobo 17
Lanaia Lee 21
Steve Brightman 23
Anthony Modungwo 24
Vicki Acquah 26
Prince Ken Osei 31
Wilson ‘thePoet’ Amooro 33
Tribhawan Kaul 35
Terika McQuinn 37
Sujan Bhsattacharyya 39
Satwik Mishra 40
Shareef Abdur-Rasheed 41
Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo 44
Table of Contents . . . continued
Quest Purple 45
Drezhon Arquis Holloway 47
Alan W. Jankowski 48
Fiyinfoluwa Onarinde 49
Shihi Venus 51
Elizabeth Castillo 52
Lady Elegance 53
Rosemarie Howard 54
Jamie Bond 56
Diane Sismour 63
Robert Gibbons 66
June Barefield 72
Janet P. Caldwell 76
William S. Peters, Sr. 79
Madiba Biography 87
Quotes of Madiba 99
The Gallery 103
And yes...it is now available on Amazon...here be the link...
Mandela: The Man, His Life, Its Meaning, Our Words Paperback –
Topic "Madiba"...written for the upcoming Inner Child Press anthology...
14 Feb 2014 20:47
This book is officially out as of today btw...though I'm told it will not be on Amazon until next week...why? I have not a clue, but will keep everyone updated...
Inner Child Press - Mandela - Now Available
Topic Bacon how do you like it?
12 Feb 2014 23:37
This is a rare, early photo of Jimi Hendrix before he switched to playing Fender Stratocasters...
Topic Club Zafia....
12 Feb 2014 22:06
There are a number of cool vids on Y-Tube from these shows btw...
"Steppin Out" by Joe Bonamassa ~Killer version ~ at the Baked Potato in L.A.
Topic What do you do to stay fit?
09 Feb 2014 22:45
Here we go...had to post this somewhere...
Topic FAIL Thread
02 Feb 2014 19:16
No commentary needed from me here...
Topic Anyone here on Blogger who posts "adult content" may want to read this...
01 Feb 2014 21:49
I needed to post this somewhere...and here seemed like a good enough spot...good for blogging ideas, me thinks...
Oh yeah...this might be of interest to some here..."101 Ways to Blog as a Book Author - Updated Again"...check it out my blogging author friends...
101 Ways to Blog as a Book Author - Updated Again
Topic Club Zafia....
01 Feb 2014 18:31
This is just an audio, there is no actual video, just pictures of Duane to go along with the song...but, it is a rather Hot rendition of a song that inspired one of my most popular poems btw...
Alright, so I changed the meaning a bit in my poem, the original blues being about dying, rather than "diving"...and there is an audio btw to go along with my classic poetry...
Going Down Slow - DirtyMartini (Alan W. Jankowski)
And here's the video by the late, great Duane Allman...
Goin' Down Slow - Duane Allman
Topic Should kids in the untied states have to say the pledge of alligence in school
30 Jan 2014 15:59
what does praying to God have to do with anything? it's a legit question, btw. believing in god has nothing to do with being a US citizen.
Yeah, I'm not like a big political-type person, but I do recall reading something a long time ago about "separation of church and state"...as much as it absolutely pains me to admit I might be agreeing with Rachel...
But yeah I grew up with saying The Pledge every day in school...and I have to admit, I think it would be a nice thing...but realistically, it shouldn't really be a requirement in the U.S...based on my understanding anyway...
Topic The first video footage of my poem being read at a 9/11 ceremony is now on the net...
27 Jan 2014 17:13
As most of you are probably aware by now, a few years back I wrote what has since become the most widely used 9/11 poem in the world...it went rather viral since I first posted it on the internet back on September 30, 2011...if not, this list of highlights from the tenth anniversary of that tragic event, and the first 9/11 my poem was out, should give you a clue...
My 9-11 Tribute poem has been "in print" at least fourteen times in 2011...
Anyway, although it gets read every year at ceremonies around the world, this is the first actual footage of anyone reading it that I have come across...someone tipped me off that this ceremony, which took place in Los Angeles County in California, was broadcast on Time Warner Cable...
Here's the link to a newspaper article about the event...notice the active link to my poem over on the poetry site Hello Poetry btw...
Local tribute marks 9/11 anniversary
The ceremony takes place at the Fallen Heroes Memorial, which is actually right outside the mall...apparently the mall helped fund it, and there's controversy about that which I won't get into...anyway, if you want to know more about the memorial, this article will help with that btw...
Antelope Valley Fallen Heroes Memorial
My poem was read by Captain Pat Nelson of the Lancaster Valley Sheriff's Station...his picture and bio are on the upper right here...
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - Lancaster Valley Sheriff's Station
Anyway...here is the video...my poem starts right around 27:00 min...he starts by saying "I've been asked to read a poem by Alan Jankowski"...apparently he must have lost a bet...
The thing I find interesting about this reading, and yes...this is the first actual reading that I've seen footage of...is that he changes one of the lines in the poem...the fifth stanza of the poem goes like this...
Men who bravely gave their lives,
Whose orphaned kids and widowed wives,
Can proudly look back on their dad,
Who gave this country all they had.
He actually read the third line of that stanza as "Can proudly look back on their moms and dads."...
It's interesting to me, because I actually had thought about that..I'm rather confronted by this poem on a fairly regular basis, as I will continue to be for the rest of my life, no doubt...
Many years ago, I read an interview with Bob Dylan, and one of the things he said that stuck with me was "Don't ever create anything, because it will follow you around for the rest of your life."...
I had no idea what he meant at the time, but now I certainly do...some day in the future, some student will write a term paper discussing how out of touch Alan Jankowski was for a 21st Century author...and the teacher will no doubt give them an "A"...just sayin'
Topic Our Adult Store is now Open! 10% OFF COUPON CODE inside
23 Jan 2014 17:31
You got an adult store now...you sell adults? Cool...I'll take two, young and good looking, and female...thanks...
I'll go spread the word about this newest of Lush ventures here Nic...and good luck btw...
Topic Facebook will burn out 'like an infectious disease' claim researchers
22 Jan 2014 15:25
Have you ever read the Daily Mail?
Wait...isn't this the same publication? I'm a bit confused now...not that that's anything unusual...
The 'death of Facebook' has been 'greatly exaggerated'
Topic Shameless Self-Promotion - Yay or Nay?
20 Jan 2014 18:57
I really don't believe in shameless self-promotion myself...
However...I do happen to think that this Lush author is rather good...
L us h S tor ie s - D ir ty Ma rt in i!!!
Btw, I agree with Ashleigh about people who tweet, and in any way advertise the same thing more than once...I have no real objection to the occasional mass mailing, or whatever...I can always delete it easy enough...just sayin'