Thursday, June 28, 2012

This One Has No Name by KV Sart

We lie together in the morning,
Her head on my shoulder,
My arm around her body,
Wrist over her waist,
Our hands together.
And slowly,
As she falls back to sleep,
Her grip slacks,
Her hand twitches,
Then her body.

The phone alarm sounds.
She looks up at me.
Her face is naked;
Nothing over the eyelids,
Nothing over the lips,
Nothing over the cheeks,
Nothing to tame the hair.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Jersey Campbell's Vocabulary Word of the Day: Garland

Vicarious World would like to introduce you to Jersey Campbell's Vocabulary Word of the Day. In the ongoing effort to limit the amount of words Mr. Campbell can use in one post, he has created another ruse. We don't mind. Nobody has enough time in the day to read his 10,000 word feature pieces. Read... and be educated. 

Somebody told me that here at VW we're all about educating and enlightening the people. So I said to myself, "what better way to educate the people then by expanding their vocabulary?" Thus, the Vocabulary Word of the Day was born.  As with all my other "...of the Day" posts, these will not come every day, but it makes the title sound cool, nah mean? Let's get the goin'.

Garland: wealth or festoon of flowers, leaves or other material, worn for ornament or as an honor or hung on something as decoration.
            In a sentence:
            When I’ll Have Another fulfilled his animal slave duties and won the 2012 Kentucky Derby, he was presented with a garland of roses, which we all know a horse could give two shits about.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Introduction by Jersey Campbell

The Upstanding Members of V.E.R.G.E.

Ideas, thoughts, bursting from the mind
In due time
Young, immature thoughts actualized, released from the cage inside
And it’s the grind
We are on the verge
Forever on the verge
These are not just words
But ideas manifested and brought forth into this world

Monday, June 18, 2012

2012 Presidential Election Tale of the Tape: the Frivolous Facts by Jersey Campbell

No joke, we’ve got a presidential election coming up in less than six months. Are you hype? I’m hype! Can’t wait to NOT vote that day. It’s gonna be so much fun.
To prep the American public for this election, I, the one and only Jersey Campbell, have drafted a 2012 Presidential Candidate Tale of the Tape. Only Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are analyzed here because frankly, none of the other candidates matter. If you know who they are or caught a glimpse of them on any major news network it was a mistake. You will probably be labeled as a terror threat, hunted down, and killed. We will call it an accident, or suicide. There have been cases where people shoot themselves with sniper rifles from three miles away. This is America, we don’t business with alternatives.

In celebration of methods used by the news media to cover the all-important election, we will be measuring these two upstanding men according to factors that really have no bearing on how “right” they are for the American people. Basically, we’ll be ignoring the real shit. Let’s proceed.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Jersey Campbell's Quote of the Day: ordah in dah court!

'Sup y'all. There's another edition of Quote of the Day ready to be mentally digested and pooped out. Actually, don't poop it out, keep it in your mind. Thoughts and ideas can never be fully digested, you'll hurt yourself if you try to poop it out.

Today's QotD comes to us from The Republic by ancient Greek philosopher Plato*. Let's disregard the fact that these men had sexual relations with little boys and recognize their maxims for what they represent and what they reveal about the world.

So digest this snippet of a wholly thought-provoking text. Think about what it means, and see the prominent truth.
"For is it not a strikingly disgraceful sign of a bad education if one has to seek justice at the hands of others as one's masters and judges because one lacks it in oneself?"

*While Plato wrote The Republic, it is written in a dialectic format between various characters, the main one being Socrates, who Plato studied from. Whether you love political philosophy or not, this book is a must read.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

*Roll Laptop* by Styler Substance

Vicarious World welcomes Stlyler Substance. We went to Six Flags one time. He got the number of every single women over the legal drinking age in the theme park that day. It was a sight to see.

Read.. and be fascinated. 

The other day I asked a friend of mine what a laptop, a notebook, or a netbook looks like. My friend told me, "it has a screen and a keypad and is sort of square shaped but maybe with rounded corners." Then I asked this person to elaborate the differences between the various models. I knew I was going to here the differences in the dimensions, whether it’s light or heavy, and the sizes of the screens. Then my friend started to focus on the differences in the colors and trims, whether it's glossy or whatever each microcomputer is made out of, and so on. The point I'm getting at here is all microcomputers, no matter what you call them, follow the same basic bookish design with maybe a few added touches, features or specifications that differentiate them from the rest.

Concept design on it's way

For all of you MAC users. Enjoy it while you can and always remember nothing last forever.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Time and Compassion by KV Sart

We live in a determined world
            The laws of physics tell us what we cannot do
            And that we should not be able to do anything
            Yet through the expression of time
            We find control over ourselves
The nameless, faceless, and blameless ones
            See the world around them
            Look through the subjective window
            And know that all they see
            Is colored by perspective
There are those who try
            Those who see the man without a home
            See the child starving
            See the hopeless junkie praying for non-existence
            Some see these and feel something
Others do not understand
            That the homeless man
            Cannot get a job without an address
            And could not afford even the shabbiest apartment
            On minimum wage alone
They do not understand
            That a single mother
            Who works multiple jobs
            May not have time to make dinner
            Or might have to choose between heat and food
They cannot fathom
            That the junkie is empty
            Devoid of human passion
            Unable to find a place
            Ostracized by friends, family, and society
Some of us daydream
            About solving these problems
            Knowing they are problems
            That likely have no solution
            We are unfairly idealistic
But never forget that
Even the smallest things make the biggest difference
And even though complete solutions are difficult
Understanding is less so
And compassion is freedom

Sunday, June 10, 2012

on the V.E.R.G.E. by Jersey Campbell

We, my friends, my brothers and sisters, my comrades, my family, are on the verge. We will forever be on the verge. No matter how far or successful we become, we will always be on the verge of something bigger, better, more successful, more productive. We will go far, we will do great things and then we will go on to do even greater things.
Bruce Lee said that if you are imposing limits on yourself, you might as well die.  “There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. Man must constantly exceed his level.” No matter where we are, we will become better. The mind is a powerful thing, people are powerful beings, we will exploit these resources to their full potential.
V.E.R.G.E. is an acronym for Vicariously Enter the Realm of Good Entertainment. We will be presenting events across Long Island, NY. We begin with Open Mic Night presented by V.E.R.G.E. We will not stop there. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

check check check it out

A HUGE friend of Vicarious World (and soon to be contributor) has a couple of blogs we thought you would find interesting. He describes himself as a rebel, with a cause of course. Looks like Jersey Campbell has found a new friend. He writes about social/political/economical issues (and even proposes solutions!), as well as poetry that can make even the most uptight women swoon. Trust us, we don't recommend that which doesn't deserve recommending.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A peek inside the soul of a soulless man Pt. V: Auditorium by Jersey Campbell

            I’m at a crossroads. My existence seems stagnant. My ideologies and my behavior are at odds with one another. Excuse me if this seems like a journal entry, because it kinda is. I try to stay away from the pen/computer when my emotions swing too far in one direction, but sometimes this is the only release I have. Well this and my good friend Mary Jane; but sometimes even MJ isn’t what I need. This is one of those times. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

**Vicarious World's Best of the Month**: the May edition

Excuse us for being a little late this time around, our editor-in-chief was on his period, he can't operate when the blood is flowing through his vagina. Regardless, we've had the usual going on around here this past month, NYC Rob doing the damn thing, and likewise for KV Sart. Jersey Campbell has taken a leave of absence to scout the PLNL franchises for our upcoming season preview, it looks like he never wants to return. Sucks because the season started a month ago. He's about to get fired. Forget about him (and all the fellatio he's probably getting right now), let's focus on the dandies we've piled up in the month of May.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Jersey Campbell's notebook ramblings: return of the mac

emotions go like breezes through the wind
they ride, oscillating from one extreme to the next
you never know where they will take you
don't try and analyze these feelings, these neurons in your brain firing at all different angles
the magic will be lost
replaced by stifling reality
the winds of emotion become still, and nothing becomes everything
roars are now whispers, semblances
barely recognizable once they are thought of
think less, act more
emotion is the enemy of reason, but who needs reason when these emotions feel so complete
be still, and let the wind flow
ground yourself in reality, allow yourself to be swayed
be wary, lest the wind carry your soul too far
for while it is yours
it can be lost in the inevitable hurricane
unfound, gone forever, while the winds sweep you violently from climate to climate
passion is exciting
think more, act less
for actions done without thought are cruel