Look at those assholes, ordinary fucking people. I hate ‘em.
Monster" is derived from the Latin noun monstrum, "divine portent," itself formed on the root of the verb monere, "to warn." It came to refer to living things of anomalous shape or structure, or to fabulous creatures like the sphinx who were composed of strikingly incongruous parts, because the ancients considered the appearance of such beings to be a sign of some impending supernatural event. Monsters, like angels, functioned as messengers and heralds of the extraordinary. They served to announce impending revelation, saying, in effect, "Pay attention; something of profound importance is happening.
"The idyllic summer’s day that became a nightmare of fear and blood."
Cheryl Maddalena is hilarious! For those of you who compete I am sure you can identify with the external vs. internal voice while performing.
This is one of my favorite pieces from a poetry slam ever. It encapsulates the tragedy every funny slammer has to go through at some point.