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Hyperion December 31, 2011




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[note - The last twenty-three seventeen twelve ten eight four months will be updated very soon]




641.  MALAISE BLUES (3/11/11) Poem: Hyperion whines about stuff (but rhymes!)

640.  IN LIKE A LION (3/1/11) The Lion poems that bookmarked last year's 31 Days of Poetry are put together for the first time, revealing surprising clues

639.   BEST 2011 SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS (2/7/11) YouTube videos of my favorite commercials from Super Bowl XLV

638.  SCRATCH THAT TV ITCH (2/7/11) Review of several new shows using a rhyming format

637.  GROUNDHOG DAY ANAGRAMS (2/2/11) Anagrams of the phrase "Groundhog Day"

636.  VIGIL (1/17/11) Poem about being shut out by someone you care about

635.  WHAT I WOULDN'T GIVE (1/9/11) Poem about longing to be with her again


634.  WHEN I SAY YOUR NAME (12/20/10) Poem about reaching for Hope in the Darkness

633.  PSALM 30:5 - A REBUTTAL (12/20/10) Poem about a gloomy morning

632.  HARRY POTTER 7.0 (12/17/10) A look at all seven books in the Harry Potter series plus reviews of the 6th and 7th films

631.  THE ANGUISHED POETRY OF A TEENAGE GIRL (12/16/10) Hyperion gets a bit emotional

630.  SOPHIE'S CHOICE (TIMES INFINITY) (12/16/10) A truly gut-wrenching decision

629.  HEISMAN HYPOCRISY (12/11/10) The Heisman controversy surrounding Cam Newton

628.  HALLOWEEN MIXTAPES (10/31/10) Songs to listen to during your Halloween party

627.  PEACE (10/31/10) Poem about inner-turmoil

626.  LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (10/28/10) Possibly the best Vampire film ever made

625.  JONAH HEX (10/28/10) Movie Review

624.  RAWRY FEELS LEFT OUT (10/27/10) So as not to make him cry antagonize the dangerous beast, the best anagrams of "Thirty-One Days of Rawry"

623.  ANAGRAM WARR (10/26/10) Hilarious Anagrams for "Thirty-One Days of RAWR!"

622.  RAWRY (10/14/10) The 31 Days of RAWR! (and perhaps the entire Hyperion Empire) gets a new mascot who's very lovable rough and tough. 

621.  THIRTY-ONE DAYS OF RANT (10/4/10) Hyperion is upset at the TV viewing audience and the Executives who run the Networks


620.  MISNAMED (9/16/10) The most misnamed things in the Solar System


619.  TERRIERS (9/15/10) Review of FX show Terriers


618.  NIKITA (9/10/10) Review of CW show Nikita


617.  HELLCATS (9/9/10) Review of CW show Hellcats


616.  MISS UNIVERSE (8/24/10) Who SHOULD have been the Miss Universe Finalists


615.  BREVE AMBESSA (8/32/10) Caps off the 31 Days of Poetry, can be considered a direct sequel to #582 (Anacuris Itare) which inspired the entire month


614.  LUNA ROSA (8/31/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


613.  FALLING STAR (8/30/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


612.  THE BALLAD OF DUSKY ROSE (8/29/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


611.  SPINNER'S TALE (8/28/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


610.  TRAVEL DOWN THAT ROAD (8/27/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


609.  LAMENTATION (8/26/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


608.  SORROW'S EMBRACE (V.0) (8/25/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


607.  AS LONG AS IT TAKES (8/24/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry (Guest)


606.  FLOOR MONSTERS (8/23/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


605.  THE RIDER (8/22/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


604.  I DON'T MIND YOUR DARKNESS (8/21/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


603.  IN THE GLOAMING (8/20/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry (Guest)


602.  MISSING BEAT (8/19/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


#601  WHAT I KNOW (TBD) A look back at columns #501 - 600








#501 - 600




600.  HIDDEN SCARS (8/18/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


599.  SHE WAS A PRINCESS TOO (8/17/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


598.  STUFFYS 4 LIFE! (8/16/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


597.  UNWOVEN TAPESTRY (8/15/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


596.  SWIRL (8/14/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


595.  BY THE TIME I GET TO PATAGONIA (8/13/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


594.  TOGETHER IN THE DARK (8/12/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


593.  ROSES ARE... (8/11/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


592.  FULL TIDE (8/10/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


591.  AVALANCHE (8/9/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


590.  BLOODSONG (8/8/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry (Guest)


589.  THOUGHTS OF HER WHILE DRIFTING TO SLEEP (8/7/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


588.  A SHADOW FALLS (8/6/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


587.  FALLING INTO DARKNESS (8/5/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry  (Guest)


586.  TAKE ME AWAY FROM EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT YOU (8/4/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


585.  INVOCATION (8/3/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


584.  FORBIDDEN COLORS (8/2/10) Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


583.  A WOMAN OF LONG AGO ME (8/1/10)  Part of the 31 Days of Poetry


582.  ANACRUSIS ITARE (7/30/10) Surrealist fever-dream poem of mysterious origin


581.  BARGAIN MATINÉE (7/30/10) Some ideas for a schlocky movie party


580.  SHOWER (7/27/10) Hyperion After Dark story about walk-in shower


579.  THE AFFAIR OF THE PUDDING AND THE SHIRT (7/26/10) Just like it sounds


578.  DREAMSONG (7/22/10) Ranking of the Best Songs with the word "Dream" in the title


577.  AFTER (7/8/10) Hyperion After Dark Story about cuddling up with a loved one


576.  HOW WOMEN ARE LIKE PIZZA (7/2/10) - Comparing the best food to the best....


575.  COLORS OF WAR (6/30/10) Short story about a woman waiting for her husband to come home from war


574.  ECLIPSING THE NEW MOON AT TWILIGHT (6/30/10) Review of all three Twilight movies


573.  KNIGHT AND DAY (6/29/10) Review of Tom Cruise Cameron Diaz Spy movie


572.  WAVES (6/26/10) Poem about patience


571.  DAYNIGHTFLIGHT (6/24/10) a poem to restore honor written in Iambic Hexedecameter


570.  BY THE GATE (6/17/10) Short poem about waiting for Love


569.  WORLD CUP FEVER (6/11/10) Hyperion explains Soccer to Americans


568,  IN THE STILLNESS (6/9/10) Thoughts that weigh on the mind in the stillness of the night


567.  BORN IN A GARDEN (6/8/10) Short poem about magic


566.  TELL ME WHY (6/7/10) Short Poem about heartbreak


565.  BACANIMALS (6/1/10) The best animal names to combine with bacon


564.  PREAKNESS NAMES (5/17/10) Best names of Preakness-winning Horses


563.  THE DRAGONSTONE (5/16/10)  Ancient story about the Fire in the center of the World


562.  REDRESS (5/10/10) a super-cool spy story from Hyperion After Dark


561.  IRON MAN 2 (5/7/10) Review of Iron Man 2


560.  IRON MAN ANAGRAMS (5/6/10)  Anagrams associated with Iron Man and various characters in the movie


559.  PICK A WINNER (5/2/10) Best names of Horses that won the Kentucky Derby


558.  NO TASTE FOR MY REIGN (4/26/10) Poem about the despair of trying and failing to rule


557.  SEEKING GRACE (4/11/10) Poem about Redemption written while watching Tiger Woods return to Golf at the Masters


556.  HALF-REMEMBERED DREAM (3/28/10) Short story on Hyperion After Dark


555.  GOLGOTHA (04/10/09) First-person account from Palm Sunday through Crucifixion


554.  SHADOW-LACED (04/07/10) 100-word story based on picture


553.  HER ELEGANCE IS BACK (02/14/10) Poem about the power and beauty of a woman's back


552.  HOLIDAY SURREALISM (1/30/10) Something I literally wrote in my sleep


551. ANGEL'S REFLECTION (1/17/10) Poem about an Angel


550.  STRAIN OF PASSION (1/26/10) Hyperion After Dark story about the bedroom as battlefield


549.  A SHADOW FALLS (1/9/10) Short Poem about the Darkness within


548.  GYPSY LIT (10/30/10) Short story about those crazy Gypsies


547. AR'KHARANI (10/20/09) Poem about Lady Warrior


546. THE SEASON OF MY MADNESS (11/02/09) Poem on Hyperion After Dark


545. SILKEN TENDRILS OF SMOKE (10/24/09) Poem on Hyperion After Dark


544. BROKEN-DOWN BENCH IN A CONCRETE GAZEBO (10/16/09) - Hyperion's adventure with a Gazebo


543. FALLEN INTO SHADOW (10/7/09) - Poem about grasping


542. IN SORROW'S EMBRACE (10/3/09) - Hyperion tries to write a song


541. DRAGONBER (9/1/09) - Hyperion cancels September 2009


540. SHIMMERING SADNESS (9/22/08) - Poem about Sadness; link goes directly to Literary Hype


539. MIRRORED DESIRE (7/29/09) - Poem about Desire; link goes directly to Literary Hype


538. PUNISHMENT/SALVATION (7/21/09) - Poem about Guilt; link goes directly to Literary Hype


537. MJ AND ME (7/8/09) - Thoughts on the Life (and passing) of Michael Jackson


536. BECAUSE LOATHING SHOULD RHYME (7/7/09) - Delirious Hyperion attempts poetry


535. CASHAROLE (5/25/09) - The Horrors of making Mac and Cheese


534. THE MOUNT RUSHMORE OF LAW and ORDER CHARACTERS (5/14/09) - If we were carving a Mt. Rushmore of characters from Law & Order, what four would we pick?


533. HAPPY 9AVERSARY (3/28/09) - Some thoughts on the Hyperion Institute's 9th Anniversary


532. MARCH WITH MADNESS IN YOUR HEART (3/15/09) - All about the NCAA Tournament (Originally for International_____Day)


531. MARCHING ORDERS (3/13/09) - Hyperion refuses to start the year until March!


530. FOR THE LOVE OF LENTILS (2/25/09) - What Hyperion Gave up for Lentils in 2009


529. LIVE OSCAR DIARY (2/22/09) - Hyperion's disastrous attempt to write a Live Oscar Diary


528. PIZZA PIZZA (2/9/09) - Review of new products from Pizza Hut and Domino's


527. NFL COGNOMEN (1/30/09) - Ranking the NFL Team Names (with help from Sparky Duck)


526. NIGHT VISIT (1/26/09) - Poem about Nocturnal Visitors


525. 25 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME YOU MAY NOT KNOW (1/26/09) - Just like it sounds


524. JUST ADD A SENTENCE (1/23/09) - Crazy story told a sentence at a time w/ Facebook Friends


523. THE CONTENT OF HIS CHARACTER (1/16/09) - My favorite MLK Quotes


522. SKINS (1/13/09) - Review of Skins, Season 1


521.  UNITED STATES OF TARA (1/16/09) - Review of new show


520. BARK OBAMA (1/12/09) - What kind of dog the new first family should pick and what it says about the President


519.  TALK TO ME; THE NUTS and BOLTS (1/15/10) - Outlining my plans to actually keep some of my goals.


518. KILL THE BCS! (1/8/09) Hyperion Absolutely HATES the way major college football determines a national champion


517. WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS? (1/7/09) Hyperion's Goals for the 34th Year of his Life


516. PARTY TIME (12/31/08) Guide to Celebrating Hyperion's Birth


515. REMEMBRANCE (11/11/08) Short Photo-Essay on Veteran's Day


514. PRETEND (11/08/08) Examination of Shelby Lynne's song "Pretend" [Link opens in Literary Hype]


513. OUR MAN RED (7/07/06) Story commissioned by a Reader [link goes to Literary Hype]


512. JOHN KEATS WAS A SICK TWISTED PERVERT (10/8/08) Analysis of a Keats Poem


511. THE VP DEBATE DRINKING GAME (10/2/08) Surviving the Vice-Presidential Debate


510. JULISTMAS WISH LIST (7/25/08) Things Hyperion wants for Christmas in July


509. POTPOURRI, VOLUME XXXIII (9/15/08) More Potpourri


508. SO IT COMES TO THIS....AGAIN (9/8/08) Column #8 with 2008 Comments added


507. RACE TO JUDGMENT (8/25/08) Analysis of Racism claims in the 2008 presidential election


506. EXECUTION ELOCUTION (7/23/08) Some people should die


505. MOVIE MATTERS IV (7/7/08) More Questions about Movies


504. MOVIE MATTERS III (9/13/07) More Questions about Movies


503. MOVIE MATTERS II (4/26/07) More Questions about Movies


502. MOVIE MATTERS (4/19/07) Questions about Movies


501. BEYOND BELIEF: THE INEXORABLE CREED OF HYPERION (9/19/08) A look back at #401-500








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