It's where you are whenever you're here.  

 


D
ocumenting modern culture 
as it manifests
on or near that hotspot
on the surrealistic power grid
kn
own as Spokane, WA and/or
the kn
own or unknown universe

                  

 


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Running With Scissors Since 1999


I won first place in The Inlander's Short Fiction Contest. Read my story:
Uncle Le-o-nard's Perplexing Exit


I'm helping Jesse produce his Mr. Dark series. It's online now!


Elsewhere...

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MY ViDEOS

Five Finger Fillet
The Contender challenges Tough Guy Champ to the ultimate knife game.

Rogue Wave
I dream I am swamped by a rogue wave as I explore the beaches of The Olympic Peninsula.

Ditching Mr. D
I foolishly invite Mr. D to accompany me on my summer vacation.

Shadow Biker
... I slipped into a wormhole and spend 24 years as apprentice to Evil Lord Saint-Chev who instructed me in the black arts.

Welcome to the Fire Room
A young man is confronted by a menacing bartender. Horror. Quite disturbing.


Special Report

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My brush with the
Black Scythe 9/1/13


Mi VIDEOhS

The Perfect Haunted House
Mr. Needles, Professor Terrington and Stik Mann search for the perfect haunted house to use in a zombie movie - but Stik Mann has ulterior motives.

(I am not) The Blue Bear
Espionage, kidnapping, torture, kinky sex and teddy bears. S-s-psychological, p-political horror.

Does God Hate Spokane?
A pop quiz about the Westboro Baptist Church, who brought their God-Hates-Everything show to Spokane.

What I Learned from 
the Spokane Anarchists

We march with the young rebels during their July 4th March for Rights.

Nib-Ron's Warning to OrbEarth
Take heed, gullible earth creatures. (But something is lost in the translation.)


Poster by Chris ?

Here's Screen Test (2014), a bizarre little Jesse James Hennessy film. I wrote the script and was assistant director.


MY ViDS

Cuttin' Onions with Zemek
I try to show graffiti artist gangsta dude Zemek how to chop onions. 
Weirdness ensues.

Soup
I make soup.

The Al-Ray
James and I canoe out on Mystery Bay to check on an old-school wooden work boat.

Encounter 
Nature and I softly collide on the Fish Lake Trail early one Easter morning.

Cloudburst
I come upon a cloudburst near 
Joshua Tree National Park.


CONTESTS
I've been a part of

NYC 100 Hour Film Race

2014
The Dairy Heirs
offline until 1/1/15
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NYC 24 Hour Film Race

2014
A Drink in the Dark
(Made the top 24 films in this worldwide competition. Premiered in New York.)
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50 Hour Film Slam

2014
Cursed

2013
The Burning

2011
Oxy and Drakkar
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48 Hour Film Fest
 (discontinued)

2013
The Appraisal

2012
Gazoombas!

2011
The Sacrifice

2010
The Tenth Floor


2009

 
bag

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MY V-ViDS

Occupy Spokane
Dominates Downtown

The movement takes over downtown as they march on Chase Bank and the Bank of America, 10/15/11.

PFC Bee Dies for the Homeland
The last few horrible moments of brave Private First Class B. Bee.

PETA Protests Cruelty to Fish
An awesome moment in Spokane's surreal history.

Geothermal 
Giggle

 It's a joke. 
It's just a joke.


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Check out the work of my friend and occasional collaborator, filmmaker 
Jesse James Hennessy


MORE OF MY ViDEOS

Fun with Firearms
Jesse and I have fun with firearms on Fourth of July morning.

Compliments
Randomly generated compliments with a rosemary/veal sauce.

Occupy Spokane
I film the first rag-tag meeting of the local offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon.

Dick's Day - Day of the Dick
Vice President Cheney is welcomed to Spokane.

Crossing the Mighty Kootenai
I cross the very scary swinging bridge above the Kootenai River as it surges above flood stage..


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Go to my IMDb site, unless you have laundry to do or something.


MY ViDS

RetroViral Village
Stik Mann attempts to escape an alternate reality (of his own making?).

The Flood
A paranoid "documentary" about the Ice Age floods that scoured much of Washington State around 15,000 years ago.  I also freak out about caves and hotel rooms and Indian spirits.

Travel Notes
The mystery, religious pilgrimage, and Doubting Thomas angst I experience while traveling.

High Water
The Spokane River roars through downtown Spokane - Spring 2011


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MY TRIP(Y) CLIPS

The Great Salt Flats

Descent into the Valley of Death

Anasazi Ruins

Mi Dentista Mexicano

No Thirteens in Las Vegas

Ghost Town

Antelope Near Devil's Tower

Paradox at Bonneville Salt Flats

Kansas Prairie Fire

Chicago Revelation 


MO of MY
STUFF

The Klamath River Whale
I film a gray whale who wouldn't leave the Klamath River Bridge.

Arm Chomping
Keeping the revered art of arm chomping alive at Mootsys Tavern.

Seaworthy
James shows off his salvaged boat. Then we tour his boat building school.

The Western Loop
The video journal of my 1/14 road trip.


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EARLY CREEPY COLLABORATIONS
with weird stories 
behind them.

CORK
Mr. Needles and Professor Terrington instruct an inept waiter on proper wine service.

GUNTher
(re-uploaded 10/14) 
GUNTher and friends have murderous Halloween fun.


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AND EVEN MORE
of my stuff

Tat
Jesse visits the 2010 Spokane Tattoo Convention. I follow along with a camera.

Darlin'
Local band Darlin' plays Prago cafe in downtown Spokane. Angela Landsbury and Andy Griffin provide the subplot.

Lunch with Arp Xigar
Arp and I consume raw animal products and redefine the three martini lunch.

Vitt
A moment at the sauté station with the inimitable Joe Vitt.

OtherSpokane's
 Christmas Special
The Leroy Lovegun Christmas Special (Party Crashing 101)
Click here to see Jesse's version using the same footage.

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AAAAAAAND
EVEN MORE
of my stuff

A Christmas Moment
James has a "moment" at the Leroy Lovegun Christmas party. 

Drip
Shemaleiah's retelling of the Gilgamesh legend. Artsy bondage.

Occupy Spokane's March 
on Chase Bank
 
The Occupy Spokane movement swells 10/14/11 and spills over into downtown Spokane.

the making of MEAT
A short film of us preparing to make the short-short film MEAT (included within).

Texas Tea
 I meet Ash, a "pumper" from one of the many oil fields north of Pecos. He explains the mechanics of it all, from pump jack to wellhead. This is rural Texas.

Foxxy Moron Show 7/2/05
Foxxy Moron and the Sexxy Revolution at The B-Side Tavern.

OtherSpokane Intro
OtherSpokane's Instructional Video


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MY ViDEO SHORTS

Jumping to Conclusions 
at Pig Out in the Park

Whores4wars

Occupy Spokane's
 Diverse Folk

Deer in Downtown Spokane

Bestial Zen

Maniac

Drunk Dude Rescued

Because Art Matters

Ride

Shadows of Luigi

Do you smite me, sir?

Wiener

$1 PBRs

Where Did I Put 
My Sunglasses?

Ledger Parade

Titanic

Shem in Snow

The Line

Leroy Promo

Dealing with Evil

1night@Mootsys


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POLiTICS 2012

Ron Paul in Spokane

Part One
Part Two

The Newt in The Kan at The Bing

Part One
Part Two


Heeere's my face 
on Facebook


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Favorite Blasts from this
Website's Past:

Judy Roger's
Sarcastic Pantyraid 2000

ColdFire Labyrinth

My meeting with
Stacey #1 - #2

dewD-ling --
Coversations with dewD

The Martyrdom of
MAGOO
#1 - #2 - #3 - #4

TheOTHERSpokane
Prototype Project
Issues 1 - 5

Paranoid-Critical
Letters

Correspondence

Other Past Issues


I first used "The Bing" as a name for The Bing Crosby Theater


OtherSpokane.com is protected speech pursuant to the "inalienable rights" of all men, and the First (or even the Second) Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. Don't tread on me, pretty-please.

3/26/15

I'm whipping myself right now. And it's not as easy as it sounds. 

I realized that I couldn't do both - an absurdly busy weekend at The Restaurant, as well as participate in the film contest - so I chose to keep my job and pay my rent.

So I've hammered 3/4 inch floor tacks through the end of my belt and am trying to get it swinging just right to where I can whip it in an acceptable arc and slap it into my bare back so it can tear off bits of my flesh when I yank it forward. It really does hurt.


3/25/15

Basketcase weekend is coming up! It's the perfect storm of insane busyness at The Restaurant because of a downtown "Broadway" show, and the high school girl volleyball tourneys, coupled with the 50 Hour Film Slam. Look for my posts to be "interesting."
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Here's a good piece on the Zags in the Washington Post: NCAA tourney - How do you like Gonzaga now?
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This short film by director Harmony Korine (Gummo, Spring Breakers) examines the life of a young survivalist in the backwoods of Alabama.
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Here's Professor Robert Herold's critique of the appearance of Pulitzer Prize winning author Christopher Hedges at the Bing.
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A short film by Frater Puck about William S. Burroughs, possession, synchronicities and chaos magick
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(<-- Not this) But this --> is the deliciously violent cover of Anthony Bourdain's new graphic novel.
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Nice resume', Jimi. Are you experienced?
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Lewis Carroll's Rules of Letter-Writing can make email more civil and digital communication kinder.
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From Smithsonian: Modern marijuana is often laced with heavy metals and fungus.


3/23/15

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on the psychology of color and emotion.
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This unusual film short contrasts the first and last shots of 55 films.
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Here's a film essay on Akira Kurosawa's use of movement in his films.

Examples of tracking shots in Darren Aronofsky films that capture characters from behind - and most employed when characters are experiencing stress or disorder - forcing us to follow.
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Grammar stuff: Using "that" and "which" is all about restrictive and non-restrictive clauses.
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Check out the B GO Beyond flying car.
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Buy or die: Don't let the terrorists win.


3/21/15

Spokane winery's website hacked with pro-Islamic State message.
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Washington lawmakers propose allowing pot-growing at home.
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Envision Spokane files a new Worker Bill of Rights initiative.
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The oddly reassuring quality of surrealistic art.
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Dope Rider, the trippy wild west comic from High Times back in the late seventies, early eighties. This brings back many very weird memories.
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The origin of modern terror and crumbling Western values.
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Thoreau on what it really means to be awake.
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Where did kissing come from?


3/20/15

SPRING!
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We're getting ready to do the 50 Hour Film Slam next weekend. Acquaint yourself with the rules, then watch our entry - Cursed - from last year's Slam. 
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Here's an interactive map of the modern writer's mind.
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The US Navy is experimenting with an electric railgun. Instead of using chemical propellants or explosives, these cannons use only electromagnetic force.
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Cocaine users have no idea what they're actually putting in their bodies. There's not much actual cocaine in cocaine.
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What happens when a meteorite hits snow?
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When hip was a thing: Buddy Rich.


3/19/15

One of the finalists for the Mars One venture claims the organization is a scam.
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Spokane makes another meaningless list: America's 20 most overindulgent metropolitan areas. Spookaloo comes in at number 20 with 28.9% of the people considered obese (too high), 8.1% are heavy drinkers (too low), and 14.9% smoke daily (juuuust right).
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People You'd Like to Torture Department: Here's the Playboy interview with Dick Cheney.
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Burma's bizarre, purpose-built city of Naypyidaw boasts 20-lane highways, golf courses, fast wi-fi, reliable electricity ... and no people.
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Photography students were assigned to make knockoffs of famous nudes from the history of art.
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What children in Washington state think about pot.
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Eastern Washington faces a run of dust storms and wildfires in the coming months, thanks to an inescapable drought.
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The average winter in Spokane produces 42.4 inches of snow. This year we got 16.6.


3/18/15

The art world's descent into irrelevance and degeneracy - a critique of "Marxist-influenced postmodernism."
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Who would Jesus bomb, and other imponderable questions - an op-ed in the Washington Post calls for war with Iran by people uninterested in the tedious details of who will do the fighting or whether the proposed war could be won.
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Food presentations from restaurant trying a little too hard to be original.
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Art thoughtz: How to Make an Art with Hennessy Youngman.
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The dangers of spiritual amateurism in America.
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The convicted child killer who made a career out of impersonating a dead member of Sha Na Na.
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An interview with Kurt Vonnegut in the Paris Review.
Interviewer: What is a twerp in the strictest sense, in the original sense?
Vonnegut: It's a person who inserts a set of false teeth between the cheeks of his ass.


3/17/15

       A scene from the Mr. Dark Episode 2 wrap party:


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John Oliver on the wealth gap
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Am I the only one making a connection between Vladimir Putin's lost 10 days and the massive display of force in the Russian Arctic?
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Spokane restaurants get national attention.
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A Coeur d'Alene woman is demanding $18,000 to pay for clean-up after police shot and killed a man on her porch.      [She doesn't have a garden hose?]
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Here's a white supremacist heavy metal murderer's secret to picking up white chicks.
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Elise Hill spent 9 years filming her life as a prostitute.
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:) Marlboro Earth: New eco-friendly cigarettes kill destructive human beings over time. 


3/14/15

Heartbeat of the City

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Bizarre: The cover story for the April issue of The Atlantic magazine will be "Is it Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?"
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I've been hearing lots of good stuff about the new horror film: It Follows.

Writer/director of "It Follows" discusses the opening sequence.

Best American horror movie in years, says the Daily Beast.
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Check out this very creepy short film: What if you found out that everyone dreamed about you last night?
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Now that it's over: The origins of Friday the 13th.
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A Nine Mile Falls resident politely asked two men to not "borrow" her lawnmower while showing them her gun. They discontinued the borrowing process.


3/13/15

My friend Arp Xigar has been saying this for many years now: Cows are evil.
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Simulations back up the theory that the universe is a hologram.
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Every year, sharks kill 10 people. Every year, 100 people die from being stepped on by cows. Moo.
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Spend the night 200 feet underground in the Caverns Inn, a unique Route 66 motel and diner.
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A Nazi project aimed to breed back into existence an extinct set of killer cows and succeeded, sort of, using the same techniques employed to purify the Aryan race.
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Moo.
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Planning for the afterlife? Consult this handy guide to Dante's nine circles of Hell and find out who you'll be spending eternity with.
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The best of the Evil Cows meme.
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Frank Zappa's cover of Stairway to Heaven.


3/12/15

If belief in God means nothing to you, why proselytize one way or another? On the strange nature of evangelical atheism.
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Cult leaders who used sex to control.
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Attention is a finite resource, harvested by advertisers: The cost of paying attention.
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High school students would need to score 70% or better to graduate if an Idaho bill passes. Take the test.
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One million firecrackers all at once. 
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Rude in Tokyo, rude not to in New York - tipping mystifies tourists, economists and anthropologists. Should we stop?
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If popular music is escapist fun, why are the songs often so sad?


3/11/15

 photo - ssgThe deep problem, for Philip K. Dick, wasn't that mechanisms might become more manlike. It's that men might be reduced to mechanisms.
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   The Spokane Public Bath House, built in 1914.
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People take Molly not just to get high but also because it makes people feel friendly, loving, and strongly connected to one another.
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The first of many multimillion-dollar projects to remake Riverfront Park launches this week as the city begins building a team that will determine the overarching look and design of the park.
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The wisdom of Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" in seven charts.
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 photo -ssgPhilosopher Daniel Dennett on the four steps to arguing intelligently.
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   Fence/tree collision near Mission Park.
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And then there's the Monty Python way.
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Why did victims in Islamic State beheading videos look so calm?
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Will your seventh son turn into a werewolf? Unless the Argentine president adopts him?
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See how Mount Rushmore was supposed to look.


3/10/15

   What hath God wrought?
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Activist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges thinks America is ripe for revolution. He is in Spokane tonight at The Bing for a talk on the "Wages of Rebellion."
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A humanities professor collected data from thousands of novels. The research suggests that plots have only six archetypal shapes. Check out the collision of data and fiction.

Kurt Vonnegut on the shapes of stories.
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Peter Sellers reads The Beatles' "She Loves You" in four different accents.
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 photo - ssgUS weapons exporters lead the world in war profiteering.
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Why the city of London should revive a 19th-century plan for an uptown necropolis - a death pyramid - population 5 million.


3/9/15

 photo - ssgA magical day in Spokane yesterday: The temp was below freezing when I biked to work; sunny and warm at 65 degrees by mid-afternoon. There were hundreds of people in Riverfront Park. I heard six or seven different languages spoken. I eavesdropped on a German family who were taking turns imitating the roar of the falls. I considered offering a native roar, but decided against risking an international incident.
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Here's an interesting site about Spokane history from the Public History program at Eastern Washington University. And there's an app.
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Only humans seek to remove their hair, using increasingly strange and impressive methods.
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Did a human or a computer write this?
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Here are all of the rockets of the world to scale.
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Beethoven is the preferred musical accompaniment to virtual killing: The rise of first-person Romanticism.


3/8/15

During the shooting of Oxy and Drakar     photo - JJHHuman culture has become more like David Lynch's hair than at any other time in recorded history.
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The never before told story of one of the world's most beautiful and iconic music venues, The Gorge.
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Julijonas Urbonas' Euthanasia Coaster: A roller coaster designed to kill people.
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We live on the edge of drowned worlds and are descended from their inhabitants. What lies beneath the flood myths? Out of the Deep, an essay on underwater civilizations.
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Daylight Saving Time is the greatest continuing fraud ever perpetuated on the American people.
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During the shooting of Oxy and Drakar     photo - JJHAnthony Burgess and the top secret code in A Clockwork Orange.
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Shaky, old video of Stevie Ray Vaughan doing Voodoo Chile at The Gorge in 1990.
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Naked bodies dipped in honey.
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A new documentary lays out how the fossil-fuel industry funds talking heads to sow confusion about climate change in a deliberate imitation of the successful doubt-sowing tactics of the tobacco industry.


3/7/15

About 50 protesters - many of them armed - gathered on federal grounds in downtown Spokane yesterday to express concern over the arrest of an Iraq war veteran who was carrying an assault rifle outside the Thomas S. Foley Courthouse a week earlier. 

Yes, these people are scary looking. No, I wouldn't want to have a beer with them or see their taxidermy collection. But I do not understand the liberal's bloodlust for wanting these people arrested. 

Some of the smartest human beings in modern history said that it is a good thing for the government to fear the people. What better way of accomplishing this than having armed citizens march in front of the courthouse?


3/6/15

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen on how to order coffee
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Charles Babbage was one of the fathers of computing, but in addition to his fascination with mathematics and engineering, he had a curiosity with the occult: Like the time Mr. B tried to summon the Devil.
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Riverfront Park prepares for its $64,000,000 makeover.
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When things happen that you can't explain: Are remarkable, unexpected experiences evidence of the supernatural?
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Top 10 emerging technologies of 2015
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Check out The Logan, Gonzaga University's version of The Onion.
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A year after flight MH370 disappeared, Wired Magazine looks at the most logical (and craziest) conspiracy theories.
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The United Kingdom wants a big laser gun: It won't just dazzle, it will burn.


3/5/15

Happy "Oh, Shit, I Haven't Paid Rent Yet" Day.
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My friend Arp Xigar insisted that I check out a disturbing mural near Third and Division in downtown Spokane. I did. And, yes, I could see how it might make some people feel a bit uneasy. The next day, someone vandalized it.
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Nine super-annoying things you do at restaurants, according to restaurant workers.
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John Carpenter's cult classic "The Thing": "The film pses a series of existential questions, the first one being whether it's even possible to discuss The Thing without sounding totally high."
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The city of Spokane installs signs to curb prostitution.
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People are affected genetically by the traumatic experiences of their ancestors.
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The four stages of being a dive bar regular.


3/4/15

From double penises to "human werewolf syndrome," a sampling of scientific oddities from Lapham's Quarterly's "Medicine" issue.
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How making movies in Washington can boost the state's economy.
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A stunning overreach from the DEA is playing out in Eastern Washington.
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René Magritte, comedian: “It’s noticeable that many of the techniques Magritte uses for creating his mysterious images are to be found in comedy writing. His pictures are frequently structured like jokes.”
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Bank of Canada urges Star Trek fans to stop "Spocking" their five dollar bills.
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Seattle man claims he is Kurt Cobain.
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The ghoulish post-mortem fairy tales of Mothmeister.
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Burial pods turn you into a tree after death.


3/3/15

 photo - ssgAlton Brown, chef and Food Network personality, ate his way around Spokane this weekend.
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Two natural philosophers discuss the mind: An imagined conversation explores perspectives on the brain and consciousness.
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Departures: Stages of decay, mourning practices, and afterlives from across the globe.
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Why should we have to rely on a priestly class of experts who are the sole inheritors of technological knowledge? Our laptops are sleek and polished, our operating systems are fluid and intuitive. Computing is easy and that's a problem.
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Why our children don't think there are moral facts.
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Philip K. Dick, a heavy user of methamphetamines, experienced a series of visions in 1974 which caused him to believe that time had stopped in the year 70 and that the world around him was an illusion.
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Van Gogh on principles, talking vs. doing, and the human pursuit of greatness.


3/2/15

photo/graphic - ssgWe've grown: My old friend Phopaw showed up out of the blue yesterday. We went out for breakfast and talked about old times and THE SCENE MAGAZINE DID NOT COME UP EVEN ONE TIME!!!
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Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden, CIA-inspired "black site."

Protesters demand answers about Chicago "black site."
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Baby! Love Your Body! - a bizarre psychedelic sex education video supposedly made for children. 

And since we went there: Snoppen och snippan.
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Game theory calls cooperation into question: A recent solution to the "prisoner's dilemma," a classic game theory scenario, has created new puzzles in evolutionary biology.
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You can be religious without being a hate-mongering Bible thumper who denies evolution. You can be scientific without being a know-it-all who denigrates people of faith: What the science-vs-religion debate ignores.


3/1/15

Funniest SNL skit I've seen in a long time: A father (Taran Killam) has an emotional moment as daughter (Dakota Johnson) goes off to join - ah...
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This idea must die: Some of the world's greatest thinkers each select a major misconception holding us back, from race to IQ to the self.
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Nobody knows what happens inside quantum experiments. So why are some people so keen to believe in parallel universes? Is the Many Worlds hypothesis just a fantasy?
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America's forgotten images of Islam: Popular early US tales depicted Muslims as menacing figures in faraway lands or cardboard moral paragons.
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World's first grid-connected wave power station is switched on in Australia.


2/28/15

Scientific American finally cuts through the crap about the color of "that dress."
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What happened to words like aquabob, clinkerbell, daggler, cancevell, ickle, tankle, shuckle, crottie, doofers, honeyfur and zawn?: Our shrinking vocabulary of landscape.
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William Powell published The Anarchist Cookbook in 1971, when he was only nineteen. Thus ensued a very unanarchic quest, on his part, to remove it from print. Sooner or later, even hippies put on a coat and tie.
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From S-R columnist Doug Clark: The strange story of the unsolved murders at The Spokane Street Motel.
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Here are the songs sent into the deepest reaches of space on the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft.
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Hemingway shoots his cat.
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Did Magic Alex promise to build the Beatles a flying saucer?


2/26/15

Oh, the stories I could tell if I didn't need to pay my rent.
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David Cronenberg on The Metamorphosis: The master director on Kafka and growing older.
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   Here are some of Jesse's storyboard notes for the upcoming Mr. Dark shoot this weekend.  --->
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Nine easy hikes near Spokane.
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Still waiting to see if my Kahlua and coffee will use its powers for good or evil today...
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Alejandro Jodorowsky on Psycomagic.
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Eye-opening photos of folks who illegally hop trains across America.
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Adolf Hitler on modern art: "Cubism, Dadaism, Futurism, Impressionism, have nothing to do with our German People."
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Banksy shares new work and video from Gaza.


2/23/15

I'm only writing this so I'll stop staring at the black void below the 2/23/15 and the lonely blinking vertical line where nothing was being written.


2/21/15

Over the years of living in or near downtown Spokane, I have developed what can only described as a spiritual bond with the Spokane River. This connection is easily sealed at times like these when the river is high and I can stand on one of the footbridges and be in awe of its roar, feel its spray coat my face, feel its rumble at my feet. Other times more effort must be put into the worship, and I have to step down to the river's edge, kneel like I'm praying, and physically dip my hands into the water. It's at those times when spiritual gifts are granted - like the other early morning, as I waited for my hands to dry and warm a bit, and in my hypnagogic state the wisps of fog on the surface became as hundreds of ghostly alien babies and I became the sole judge of their slow-motion jitterbug competition. 


2/20/15

I am so obsessed with trying to turn a mediocre restaurant into a professionally run organization that  I have lost track with nearly everything going on around me. We could be at war with Idaho and I wouldn't know it. The president and all of Congress could have revealed themselves to be lizard people and I am ignorant of the fact; I probably served them fettuccine. Please, God, let me talk to one person today who doesn't smell like food or hysteria. 


2/16/15 

It was the nicest day of the year so far. I took a few hours off from work (the first real break I've had since Thursday) partook of a wee bit of our state's newest freedom, and went for a bike ride. It seemed that all of Spokane had crawled from their lairs and into the glaring sun, as if the Winter evil has already passed over. 

 There were so many people on the Centennial Trail there were traffic jams. At one point, on the arched walkway over Freya Street, I had to stop while a clan of foreigners - perhaps Russians, oblivious to our customs - claimed the entire trail, the men walking up front, followed by the women and children. 

Behind the children trailed the youngest woman of the group, mid-thirties or so, very attractive, and pushing a baby carriage. She stopped, looked at me and smiled, seemingly innocently. For a moment I felt like a Savanna predator about to pick off the weakest of the herd. Then, her smile twisted slightly, became something entirely different. Her eyes grew wide. Her nostrils flared. And for the next ten seconds or so, we boned the dog snot out of each other with our eyes only. 

It was primitive and lewd and wonderful, probably illegal where she came from. Then she walked on, leaving me all sweaty and snorting like an ox. She actually stopped at the bottom of the bridge and lit a cigarette. It was the best sex I've never had.


2/13/15

What's left of my heart and soul belong entirely to the restaurant for the next two days...
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To the guy I was arguing with at the coffee shop yesterday about the justification of the state and private companies requiring urine tests for employment: What if instead they required a feces test? Would you poop in a cup for the Man?


2/12/15

                             


2/11/15


2/10/15

I've been working on the Mr. Dark website. Last night I did this animated GIF
of Reilly and Frost:

                        


2/9/15

That's a wrap for the first filming weekend of Mr. Dark. Jesse says it went spectacularly well. Keep up with the creative madness by clicking here.


2/6/15

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               Shooting of Episode Two starts tomorrow!


2/2/15

I knew the Seahawks lost when I saw some lady's face paint streaked with tears.
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Please bear with me for a few more weeks, good readers of this humble site; I'm still neck-deep in restaurant horrors. Even still, I'm able to keep at least a few toes dipped in the aestheti-pool of Spookaloo: 

(1) I am putting the finishing touches on a new sci-fi/horror (?) short story and am considering where to submit "The Singular Notion of the SR28 Basic Series."

(2) I'm doing what little I can to assist director Jesse James Hennessy (who was recently voted into the local film society) as he gears up to begin shooting Episode Two of his Mr. Dark Series this weekend.


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