Earl Gray

Earl Gray
"You can argue with me but, in the end, you'll have to face that fact that you're arguing with a squirrel." - Earl Gray

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Golf Tip #1

    In approaching the green, a golfer will use a club with a greater angle in order to create more loft.  This height allows the ball to drop more like a hailstone than a bowling ball, increasing the chance that it will stay on the putting surface.

    Seeking this high trajectory, many novices will try to scoop the ball, hitting it at the beginning of the upswing.

    This is an error.  It may be counterintuitive, but the trick is to hit the ball on the downswing, allowing the club head's design to do its job.

Earl the Squirrel's Rule #1

    Unskilled poets often attempt to force matters in similar fashion.  Some use artifice in delivery, overenunciating syllables, overstressing, undermodulating (e.g. droning or screaming), or pausing unnaturally at the end of lines.  Others use "poetic" language (e.g. WTF is "letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep"  about?), clumsy meter, proximate exact rhymes, or mawkish material.  Those beyond hope will wear a beret.

    Unless you're gunning for humor, tell your story with as few affectations as possible.

    Let the poetry do its job.

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