Forum posts made by dirtymartini

Topic Word for the day
Posted 24 Feb 2014 00:10

I got better than a Word for the day...I got a Word of the Week...Regaeman Man

Topic FAIL Thread
Posted 21 Feb 2014 11:49

I know I've never been this thirsty...or this drunk...

Topic Kevin Larimer: Publishing 101 for Poets...
Posted 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'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?
Posted 21 Feb 2014 10:00

Finally...a custom guitar case for the working musician...

Topic Why Curlygirly is so awesome!
Posted 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 know, can't believe everything you hear around here btw...

Topic "Madiba"...written for the upcoming Inner Child Press anthology...
Posted 19 Feb 2014 14:31

Here is the Table of Contents ...matching chair set optional btw...happy8

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

The Words
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

Epilogue 85
Madiba Biography 87
Quotes of Madiba 99
The Gallery 103

And is now available on be the link...

Mandela: The Man, His Life, Its Meaning, Our Words Paperback –

Topic "Madiba"...written for the upcoming Inner Child Press anthology...
Posted 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...Regaeman Man

Inner Child Press - Mandela - Now Available

Topic Guest blog spots...a great way to promote yourself...
Posted 14 Feb 2014 12:37

Here is a blogger list that another author was kind enough to create...a very useful resource btw...

Blogger List

She compiled this from an author event she attended...I think she did a wonderful job, and put a lot of work into this...make use of stuff like this my friends...

And Happy Valentine's Day to everyone here as well...Pour Wine

Topic Bacon how do you like it?
Posted 12 Feb 2014 23:37

This is a rare, early photo of Jimi Hendrix before he switched to playing Fender Stratocasters...

Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 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?
Posted 09 Feb 2014 22:45

Here we go...had to post this somewhere...Regaeman Man

Topic FAIL Thread
Posted 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...
Posted 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...happy8

101 Ways to Blog as a Book Author - Updated Again

Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 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
Posted 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" 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...
Posted 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 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 is the 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 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
Posted 23 Jan 2014 17:31

You got an adult store sell adults? Cool...I'll take two, young and good looking, and female...thanks...Regaeman Man

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
Posted 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...dontknow

The 'death of Facebook' has been 'greatly exaggerated'

Topic After your parents split up, would you want them to ever get back together?
Posted 22 Jan 2014 15:06

If your dad bailed out on your mom before you were born, would you really want him back in her life? I doubt it, I would think you'd want better for parents divorced in 1974...doubt they'll ever get back together again...

Topic Shameless Self-Promotion - Yay or Nay?
Posted 20 Jan 2014 18:57

I really don't believe in shameless self-promotion myself...Liar

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...
Posted 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...happy8

2013 Book Cover Contest Results

AUTHORSdb Information
6:55 AM (13 hours ago)

to me
Congratulations on your placement in the 2013 Book Cover Contest at 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 and to find out more about how the judging was scored, please go to

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!

Best regards,
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Topic Strange camel toe pic
Posted 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: Awesome Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 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 the meantime, slide those drinks down this way Reverend...


Topic Bacon how do you like it?
Posted 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
Posted 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 AUTHORS - 6 New Categories - Please move any stories you have which would be better suited to the ne
Posted 14 Jan 2014 05:06

Oh wow looks like I might have might have to move most of my stories...

And stop bobbing your head while I'm trying to talk to you, will ya? Getting me dizzy here...Regaeman Man

Topic Colorado Calling...
Posted 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...happy8

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 Is there a Mod avaibale for a couple of questions?
Posted 10 Jan 2014 18:38

Whatever the question is, the answer is "Yes"...

Oh wait, I'm not a mod here...never mind...Regaeman Man

Topic Colorado Calling...
Posted 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'

Colorado Calling

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
Posted 08 Jan 2014 21:20

Here's a bit of Hip Hop Humor for my Lush friends here...happy8