Monday, 27 October 2014

Black Men Ski lyrics

black men go to Aspen and rent colorful chalets
giggle at the questions their mere presence seems to raise
get taken for men we don’t resemble in the least(are you?…)(no)
it’s a winter wonderland in the belly of the beast
and black men ski
black men ski

black men send back sushi with a scorned Yakuza’s flair
we make postmodern art with bacon grease and hot combed hair
we secretly play beethonven inside our bass-mobiles
we can tell you how cool looks, but cannot show you how it feels
when black men ski
when black men ski

black men now are students of gay sensibility
we wear ironic t-shirts drenched in code unknown to thee
we get baptized in Walden pond amongst a searing mob
because the cleansing blood of Jesus could not do a Thoreau job
black men ski
black men ski

Chinese guys can jump real high and Germans cook soul food
white boys rap and hippies nap up their dreads to look rude
jazz is now suburban, it’s Marsalis-ly clean
and now we’ve got Viagra everyone’s a sex machine
so black men ski(what else can we do?)
black men ski
black men ski
black men ski

some kids i’ll describe as friends say i am race-obsessed
the luxury of your opinion shows you that you are blessed
i have poems about sunsets, flowers and the rain
i’ve read them to policemen, but it was all in vain
so black men ski
black men ski
black men ski
black men ski

Friday, 17 January 2014

The Welsh corgi

The Welsh corgi is a small type of herding dog that started off in Wales. Two specific breeds are identified: the Pembroke Welsh corgi and the Cardigan Welsh corgi, with the Pembroke being the more frequent. The differences between the two breeds include bone structure, body length, and size.

Cardigans are the bigger of the two breeds, with big rounded ears and a 12-inch-long foxy, flowing tail set in line with the body. Although the Cardigan is allowed more colors than the Pembroke, white must not rule in its coat. The Cardigan is a double-coated dog where the outer coat is thick, a little unkind in texture, and of medium length. The dog's undercoat is small, soft, and thick. The breed stands about 12 inches (30 cm) at the shoulder, and weighs about 30 pounds (14 kg). The Cardigan is strong, mobile, alert, active, intelligent, steady, and neither shy nor violent.

Pembrokes feature sharp ears, and are fairly smaller in build than the Cardigan. Considered a practical dog, they are low-set, clever, strong and well-built with stamina sufficient to work a day on the farm. The dog's head is fox-like and the tail small, which can be accomplished through breeding or docking. In the past, the Pembroke was a breed with a natural bob tail (a very short tail), and these days, if the Pembroke has a tail at all, it is generally curly. Due to the arrival of tail docking in dogs, the bob tail was not aggressively pursued, with breeders focusing instead on other characters, and the tail artificially shortened if need be. Given that some countries now ban docking, breeders are again trying to choose dogs with the genes for natural bob tails. Pembrokes stand from 10 inches (25 cm) to 12 inches (30 cm), and weigh roughly 28 pounds (13 kg).