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The Backs of the Unbroken or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Giant

Posted 13 June 2008 | By | Categories: Media, Stories by mike! | No Comments

“Well, yeah, I know it’s the Giant’s responsibility to hold us up. If he didn’t, we’d fall into oblivion.” “Then, I guess I just don’t really see what you’re getting at.” “Well, we know that the Giant is a being of unlimited strength, I’m just saying, what if he lets go?” “The Giant would do […]

The Tired Old Man and the Big Bad Feeling

Posted 04 June 2008 | By | Categories: Media, Stories by mike! | No Comments

A tired old man explains in his head, “I’ll keep this promise to myself, never to say this thing that I feel because I don’t want to jinx anything.” Tired as he may be, he grows tired still wanting the words of his feelings to spread his lips and inform those around him. This thing […]

Blog #6: The Blog to Begin All Blogs!

Posted 04 June 2008 | By | Categories: Blog, Reality™ Products, Text | 6 Comments

This is a very important blog. You know, I never used to blog. My brother really was the one who got me into it. He chose his words carefully and said to me calmly and patiently, “Mike, if you don’t blog, I’m gonna punch you in the junk.” How could I argue with that? So […]

A Poem for Patrick A. Janulis

Posted 03 June 2008 | By | Categories: Media, Real™ Poems by mike! | 1 Comment

What’s in a name When it’s in yours? Not attitude.

Blog #5: The Blog with The Reality Institute™!’s Instructional Video #1 In It

Posted 28 May 2008 | By | Categories: Blog, Media, Reality™ Products, Text, The Reality Institute™'s Instructional Videos, Videos by mike! | 3 Comments

So the other day our parent company, Reality Incorporated Co., made me do an instructional video on how to tell if things are real or not. I had no choice! But, I loved doing it. It gave me a chance to show the world how they could tell if stuff was real or not, which, […]

Stovepipe Kingsley’s Dying Words

Posted 28 May 2008 | By | Categories: Media, Stories by mike! | No Comments

To my impulsive friends: Let my words strike at the very core of your souls and make you rise up out of your chairs… for I have been shot. Shake your fists in anger and scream out to the ceiling, “Why?! Why have you forsaken me?!” Demand to know the perpetrator of this crime and […]

Publish this by JM

Posted 28 May 2008 | By | Categories: JM, JM™, Media, Poems by People Michael™ Knows | No Comments

Stagnation I Find Diamond Kaleidoscope Mind I Have No Focus

Stanley Has a Weight Problem

Posted 22 May 2008 | By | Categories: Media, Stories by mike! | No Comments

Mr. Stanley Tolstoy is a forty-six year old human sponge. Now, this isn’t a figure of speech. Stanley’s an actual, genuine sponge. A surprising fact, really. His mother was especially surprised. The day her water broke, she didn’t see any water because her baby had absorbed it all. She just went right into contractions. Stanley’s […]

Results and Discussion

Posted 08 May 2008 | By | Categories: Media, Stories by mike!, Uncategorized | No Comments

Results and Discussion My colleagues and I have come to the conclusion that the life of our subject, Ms. Reilly, is a depressing one. Our results indicate that she makes us feel for her, although we cannot do anything for her. We cannot intervene, you know, so that we don’t skew the data. Personally, though […]

The Boy With Lights in His Eyes by Roberto Figueroa

Posted 05 May 2008 | By | Categories: Media, Roberto Figueroa, Stories by People Michael™ Knows | No Comments

Across the street, children pressed two fingers against their lips and exhaled, pretending to smoke. The fog that covered the darkened town felt made of these breathes; sticky warm and based on pretend. The boy with lights in his eyes walked alone and un-costumed. The children hurried on. His sunglasses no longer worked. He couldn’t […]