Archive for January, 2012

Musea Art Contest for 1/30/12

January 30, 2012

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
This World War Two film had this great line, “I think we hit the sub. I saw it go down.” Name the war comedy.
IS: “1941” the Spielberg film of 1979.
We had no correct eligible answers. Seems the answers sunk with the sub on this one! I don’t dumb down, so please wise up!

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”(‘06) or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my MORE NEWEST cd Called “FOUR-TH” ‘08 or my MOST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘5-TH’(Nov.’09)( one of the 5 CD set). Hunkasaurus.com (has them all plus videos and more) if you are the first to E-MAIL ME AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ att.net(remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question.

FINE PRINT: The CD prize is only available to those with mailing addresses in the US. Foreign winners will have to settle for the miniscule fame alone, and the satisfaction of a job well done. But don’t forget you can listen to all the music on the website, whether you won or lost – and I’d be glad if you did!

While Melanie Pruit is covering the Oscars for her blog, and letting Musea in on it, we have an indie film question for all. This 1999 horror film really had a bare bones budget ranging from $25,000-$60,000. One site said, the film (was) shot for $35,000 on a camera bought at Wal-Mart (and subsequently returned for a refund)!. It went on to gross almost 250 mill. Now that’s an indie film with legs! Name the film Good luck!

Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup, or any website, please do so. The more the merrier! For tons of past quizzes go to, the musea website at musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget the music/videos at hunkasaurus.com http://www.Myspace.com/Musead(New Friends welcome) http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea (all my videos)

Tom Hendricks (editor of the 17 year old zine Musea) http://www.Musea.us ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 19 year old zine Musea)

Melanie Pruit, looks at this year’s Oscars

January 26, 2012

Melanie Pruit is Musea’s guide to the  Oscars. Here’s a link to her blog, Confessions of a Movie Queen, with her first look at this year’s Oscars.

Oscar’ talk

Here’s the pre Oscar wrap up.

Oscar Pre Show

Poems Written in early January 2012

January 18, 2012

Poems written in Jan. 2012
Comments welcome.
[poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS
1 [ This sci-fi idea is not mine but clever –
from Writings in Science, my sci-fi novel in progress]

The Rosetta Stone
to communicate
with aliens is
the Periodic table

2. [from Writings in Science, my sci-fi novel in progress]

telescopes in space
have liquid lenses
made of water
curved to perfection.

3. [kid’s poem, inspired by “The Owl and the Pussycat”]

The Sun and Moon
went out on a date
under the evening stars

The Sun and Moon
stayed out late,
the Moon wore a ring of pearls.

The Sun and Moon
shared a kiss
The sparks lit up the night

The Sun and Moon
will meet again soon,
soon by and by.

4. [gothic poem]

I do not like
‘the hungry ghost
who’s determined to alter
the already past.
Who drools with vengeance
for us living souls
and never, no never,
can ever let go.
I do not like
the hungry ghost.

5. [Children’s poem for comfort]

I like my angel
He’s light on his wings
and when he levitates
it’s fun to see

I take his hand
and pull him along
as if I’m toting
a low flying cloud.

He’s like a shadow
but much more substance.
He’s like a brother
but one divine.

He’s like a friend
from another country,
or like a voice
from the choir.

He’s like a pet
that we live for.
He’s like a window.
He’s like a door.

He’s like a song
we sing all day.
He’s like a fragrance
that gently stays.

He’s like a present
that someone gave.
That no one can ever
take away.

I like my angel
He’s light on his wings.
And when he rises up
it please me.
SAYINGS

This song goes faster than my fingers!

What corporations don’t see is that if your customers don’t grow with you, you go out of business.

————————-
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 19 year old zine Musea)
See blogs and search poems for hundreds more.

http://www.Musea.us
ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on
ROCKETBOOM)
http://www.Hunkasaurus.com
MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music)
http://www.Musea.wordpress.com
BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)

Musea Art Contest for 1/10/12

January 10, 2012

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
This year’s annual Musea Christmas story, ‘Senlin’, about the world’s greatest dancer, had a major plot point connected to this passage,
“COME TO THE WINDOW! Follow me. Do as you’re told!” Then he (Paulo) laughed. She (Senlin) followed. Looking out the open window, down below was a milling crowd. They did NOT cheer. Senlin thought that odd! Then one young man in the center , turned on some music, and began to dance. ‘Quite nice, she thought. Then two girls next to him began to follow his lead, then four, 16, 50, 75+ were all dancing in unison – moonlit dancers in a sapphire blue night! Senlin smiled and clapped her hands. Many on the outskirts of the crowd that were not in on it, clapped in astonishment too. “Wonderful! Wonderful,” said Senlin as she blew kisses to the crowd and they cheered back! “So Paulo that was your scheme. But what do you call that?” –
That’s part one of the two part question to start off the new year: what do you call that, and who invented that?

IS: Flash Mobs, invented by Bill Wasik. See him talk about it here:
http://bigthink.com/ideas/15375

We had no correct eligible answers. Seems your mob didn’t flash on this one! I don’t dumb down, so please wise up!

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”(‘06) or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my MORE NEWEST cd Called “FOUR-TH” ‘08 or my MOST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘5-TH’(Nov.’09)( one of the 5 CD set). Hunkasaurus.com (has them all plus videos and more) if you are the first to E-MAIL ME AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ att.net(remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question.

FINE PRINT: The CD prize is only available to those with mailing addresses in the US. Foreign winners will have to settle for the miniscule fame alone, and the satisfaction of a job well done. But don’t forget you can listen to all the music on the website, whether you won or lost – and I’d be glad if you did!

This World War Two film had this great line, “I think we hit the sub. I saw it go down.” Name the war comedy. Good luck!

Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup, or any website, please do so. The more the merrier! For tons of past quizzes go to, the musea website at musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget the music/videos at hunkasaurus.com http://www.Myspace.com/Musead(New Friends welcome) http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea (all my videos)

Tom Hendricks (editor of the 17 year old zine Musea) http://www.Musea.us ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 19 year old zine Musea)

Recent poems from December 2011

January 3, 2012

Poems written in Dec 2011
Comments welcome.
[poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS
1 [Loosely based on a passage from
“The Book of General Ignorance”.]

What a day for a nothing event.
In 2003 the Hubble Telescope
was set to ultra deep field mode.
In 1 million seconds, or about 11 days
the photo they made showed tens of thousands
of hitherto unknown galaxies,
each consisting of hundreds of millions
of stars stretching out to a dim lit edge.

2. [in the Chinese Manner]

My friend and I part –
his straw hat soon
gets lost in the wheat.

3. [Future Astrolabe – from Writings In Science
my sci-fi novel]]

A star is like a match
but cool to the touch
let it land and rest
on your outstretched finger
store it in your pocket
for the light you need
on a moonless night
to help you find your way.

4. [Yarn]

“Tigers, jaguars, leopards, and lions
one in every tree.
That forest was thick I tell you kids,
that forest was thick as thieves.

We’d tiptoe in slippers from bole to bole
as they’d snore up in the leaves.
That forest would buzz with “Z’s” my friends,
that forest would buzz with “Z’s.

We had a mate a gentle soul
whose toe was suddenly stubbed.
He yelled. They awoke. A paw came down
and yanked his body up!

I lost them all – all but me
who escaped without a scratch.
Their chomping on bones, and smacking of lips
was enough to cover my tracks!
SAYINGS

Vision is out there, you just have to look.

I can fly, but I have to be dreaming.

Poemette – short poem.

————————-
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 19 year old zine Musea)
See blogs and search poems for hundreds more.

http://www.Musea.us
ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on
ROCKETBOOM)
http://www.Hunkasaurus.com
MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music)
http://www.Musea.wordpress.com
BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)


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