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'
Topic AUTHORSdB is an author database site for consolidating all your book listings, social media, etc...
20 Jan 2014 01:19
Alrighty here...looks like I ended up with a cool looking bronze badge...can't really complain...not sure that I actually get anything other than bragging rights, though there might be some added publicity stuff for the book...but, whatever it is, I'll take it...
2013 Book Cover Contest Results
6:55 AM (13 hours ago)
Congratulations on your placement in the 2013 Book Cover Contest at Authorsdb.com Attached is your branded badge for you to use in your own promotions. Over the next few days, we will be adding these badges to your listings in our Author Database and on the winning books listings. The promotions of the gold, silver and bronze winners will be ongoing, so take advantage of the extra exposure.
We'd like to thank all who have participated in this extensive promotion, including our four live independent judges who spent countless hours scoring your cover—helping authors promote their masterpieces. You'll get a chance to meet them on Authorsdb.com and to find out more about how the judging was scored, please go to http://authorsdb.com/author-publicity/book-cover-contest
Please let us know if you would like your cover to be entered into the 2014 contest.
May you sell-out of books in 2014!
The Authorsdb.com Team
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Topic Strange camel toe pic
18 Jan 2014 20:24
Yeah, definitely camel tow there...btw, here's that phrase clearly explained...for anyone here not sure what it means...
Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
15 Jan 2014 15:31
Good Evening my Lushketeer Friends...good to see you around here Miss Mazza...things always seem to heat up when you're around...
Nice to see you Mr. Scooter...I heard a rumor that it was National Party Day today...otherwise known as your and Miss Holly's birthday...what kind of free drink specials we got going on here for the occasion today Reverend Rump? Anyway, either way...pour me a rather large glass of Beaver Breath with a VodQuila chaser...have to try that stuff Scooter be talkin' about...if Scooter recommends it, it's got to be good...I just hope the Feds don't raid the place while I'm here...
Yeah, I know I haven't been around much...been so busy with real life sort of stuff, I haven't even had time to make it to the bar...and yeah, I know...that's bad...anyway, I'll try to do better in 2014...in the meantime, slide those drinks down this way Reverend...
Topic Bacon how do you like it?
14 Jan 2014 21:43
I have to admit, the idea of a bacon martini never occurred to me until I saw this posted over on Facebook earlier...but I have to admit, I think it might have some possibilities...just sayin'
Topic AUTHORS - 6 New Categories - Please move any stories you have which would be better suited to the ne
14 Jan 2014 17:28
So we will not accept a poem in the Humor category, it should go in the erotic category and carry a humor tag.
I think that answers my question btw...I moved four stories into the "humor" category yesterday, but only one showed up over there until today for some reason...
I'll have to spend some more time with this soon, but it looks like at least half of my poems will have to be moved...and I have a bunch of poems btw...just sayin'
Topic Colorado Calling...
14 Jan 2014 00:12
It looks like this one has inspired a response, from none other than the witty M.P. Witwer, aka Maggie Rascal herself, after I had posted it over on that fine blue site known as Stories Space...
Jersey Rejoicing by magnificent1rascal
This is not the first time the Rascally One and myself have responded to each other's poems btw...check out her "Better Than You" poem, and my response "A Pressing Problem On Stories Space" for instance...
Topic Colorado Calling...
09 Jan 2014 11:54
Sitting here working on a new poem...any suggestions? Btw...I'm surprised there aren't more poems on this topic...just sayin'
Moved to Colorado the other day,
Told the wife I needed to get away.
I guess she didn't think that I'd be gone long,
Since all I packed was underwear and a bong.
The decision to move was easy to make,
In fact, it was a piece of cake.
Ten long years with that naggin' bitch,
I definitely knew it was time for a switch.
One day I just realized that I had enough,
So I grabbed a bag, and packed my stuff,
Didn't even bother to say 'Goodbye,'
All I could think about was getting high.
I knew I belonged here, it was in my blood,
To live in a state where I can buy premium bud,
Yeah, getting away was really the point,
You might say I traded the wife for a joint.
Just bought me another bag of weed,
Seems I got everything I need,
Once I smoke me another blunt,
I'll forget all about that evil gal.
Now the smoking be really fine,
The 7-11 is where I dine,
No one to be a constant pain in my ass,
While I'm sitting here smoking up my grass.
It's nice to be here on my own,
Sparking up yet another bone,
On days I don't want to roll,
I can just pack me a bowl.
These days I got a smile on my face,
A huge grin you just can't erase,
No nagging bitch to drive me insane,
Just hangin' here with Mary Jane.
I'd like to sit around and conversate,
But with Mary Jane, I got a date,
And if you happen to run into my ex-wife,
You can tell her I finally got a life.
Topic my first amusing/silly/funny pics thread :O
08 Jan 2014 21:20
Here's a bit of Hip Hop Humor for my Lush friends here...
Topic FAIL Thread
02 Jan 2014 12:38
I wonder what MLK would have to say about this...
Topic Android or Iphone
01 Jan 2014 19:51
Topic How about a WIN thread?
01 Jan 2014 19:26
I think I finally found the solution to drinking and driving...a bar that comes to you...now I just need to get the phone number...just sayin'
Topic Bacon how do you like it?
01 Jan 2014 19:18
Damn, I just found a new breakfast idea...I wonder if I can get this at McDonalds...would it be wrong to ask them to Supersize it?
And this would be the alternative for those on the go btw...
Topic Random Birthday?
01 Jan 2014 17:56
I just thought I had 120 friends here born on January 1...didn't seem strange to me...
Topic "Madiba"...written for the upcoming Inner Child Press anthology...
31 Dec 2013 15:26
Note : This was written for the print anthology..."Mandela, The Man, His Life, Its Meaning, Our Words"...to be released by Inner Child Press in early 2014... and there's still some time to submit btw...if you're a day late, they won't mind...
Now Open for Submissions - Mandela
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He was the voice of those who had no voice,
The spokesman for the oppressed.
He became a true hero to the downtrodden,
Who had been denied their basic human rights.
There were those who tried to stop him,
But he proved himself a true force of nature.
Because you can arrest the man,
But you can't arrest his vision.
And while they could lock him in a cell,
They could not lock away his ideas.
And while they could put shackles on his body,
They could not put shackles on his dreams.
And those dreams live on,
To the very ends of the Earth,
In every classroom where black and white
Learn side by side.
In every place of worship,
Where young and old gather together,
In every peaceful demonstration,
Where tyranny falls, and liberty reigns triumphant.
And in the cry of every newborn,
That they be born into a world of hope and tolerance,
Where equality and civil rights are the norm.
For you can bury the man, but not his beliefs.
And though his voice may be silent,
His spirit will live on and on.
Topic Been wondering if I should post more...
29 Dec 2013 22:09
If you look at my stories, I haven't posted in months, mainly due to my depression of several personal things.
Actually, yeah...as others here have noted, you're not the only one who suffers from depression...I have for years btw...and I haven't posted anything here for a variety of reasons as well...
I agree with Miss Shy Daisy and the rest...if you feel like writing, write...if you feel like posting, post...there's no rule here says you have to post a certain amount per year or anything...and when you do feel like posting again...I guarantee, Lush will be here for ya'
Topic Vegans and Cum-Swallowing
29 Dec 2013 19:07
It is obvious, of course, that a true, honest Vegan would never suck down anyone's bodily fluids. They will use no animal products or parts what so ever. That is the truth. Neither skin, nor hair, nor flesh, nor milk, nor semen, nor pussy juices would cross their lips. And we humans are but animals of a sort. So there. Hah!!
Sounds to me like true Vegans would have a rather dull sex life...just sayin'