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Painting by me, from many moons ago.

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Here's my and Jesse's entry into the 2012 Spokane 48-Hour Film Fest:
Gazoombas!

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

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.

What I Learned from the Spokane Anarchists
We march with the young rebels during their July 4th March for Rights.

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

Rogue Wave
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.

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

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

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.

(I am not)
The Blue Bear

Espionage, kidnapping, torture, sex and teddy bears.

PFC B. Bee Dies for the Glorious Homeland
What B(he) said.

Encounter 
A strange meeting on the Fish Lake Trail early Easter morning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

RetroViral Village
Stik Mann attempts to escape an alternate reality (of his own making?). [My first "movie," made with pilfered photos and a twenty dollar camera.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Compliments
Randomly generated compliments with a rosemary/veal sauce.

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.

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

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

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

Drip
Shemaleiah's retelling of the Gilgamesh legend. Artsy bondage. Last hit count: 57,000

GUNTher
GUNTher and friends have murderous Halloween fun.

Dick's Day
Vice President Cheney is welcomed to 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


POLITICS '12

Ron Paul in Spokane

Part One
Part Two

The Newt in The Kan at The Bing

Part One
Part Two


MY SHORTS

Jumping to Conclusions at Pig Out in the Park

$1 PBRs

Geothermal 
Giggle

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

Where Did I Put My Sunglasses?

Ledger Parade

Titanic

Shem in Snow

The Line

Leroy Promo

Dealing with Evil

1night@Mootsys


TRIP CLIPS

Mi Dentista Mexicano

No Thirteens in Las Vegas

The Great Salt Flats

Descent into the Valley of Death

Ghost Town

Antelope Near Devil's Tower

Paradox at Bonneville Salt Flats

Kansas Prairie Fire

Chicago Revelation


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Watch Jesse's and my entries to Spokane's 48 Hour Film Contest.

2012
Gazoombas!

2011
The Sacrifice

2010
The Tenth Floor


2009

 
bag

as well as the 
50 Hour Film Slam

2011
Oxy and Drakkar


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11/30/12

One of the premier historic structures in Spokane -- the Masonic Center -- is for sale. What could it be used for? Quick! Spokane has a bad habit of tearing down cool old buildings.
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Private prison company used in drug raids at public high school.
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When Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize in 1922, The Carlsberg Brewery gave him a free house equipped with a direct pipeline to the brewery so he could have unlimited free beer.
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PFC Bradley Manning: "I remember thinking I'm going to die."
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Pot dealers consider a transfer from black-market to legal.


11/29/12

This week, milk was used as a weapon. Thousands of dairy farmers on Monday protested low prices for their product by spraying European Union headquarters and police with milk.
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Spokane is named America's second hottest cold cities by Livability. com, whoever they are.
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The problem with Susan Rice as Secretary of State has little to do with Benghazi. It's that she endorsed, supported and waved flags for the invasion of Iraq, the surge in Afghanistan and the bombing of Libya. Rice would be yet another warmonger in an extremely powerful position.
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For decades, states had laws that made it mandatory for certain classes of people to be forcibly sterilized by the government. Those sterilized included criminals, mentally disabled, the "feeble minded," and others deemed "unfit" to reproduce.

Check out the image archive of the American eugenics movement.
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Scientists say they're close to unlocking the secrets of immortality.
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What are your chances of getting hit by a meteorite? Here's 10 questions you don't want the answer to.
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Video shows tear gas released in a Wichita neighborhood. Nobody seems to know why.
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Adults concerned with teenage boys seeking "camel toads."
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The pro-pot organization who opposed I-502, Sensible Washington, reacts to the bill's passing.
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When someone types "ROFL" I always imagine Scooby-Doo trying to say "waffle."


11/28/12

I can proudly say that I have a 100% chance of not winning the half-billion dollar lottery jackpot tonight.
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What's with Grover Norquist's creepy sexual allusions about Republicans who stray from his no-tax pledge?
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Yes, people in all 50 states have started petitions to secede from the United States (it only takes one person). True, some states, like Texas, have tens of thousands of signatures. I think a lot of this -- but not all, or even most -- is rooted in racism. Even still, there are many people saying that these "secessionists" are anti-American and should be stripped of their citizenship. This is a ridiculous and dangerous thought to entertain. Secession from the U.S. has been a feature of this country's politics since its birth. The right is stated implicitly in the Preamble of the Constitution.  How can you be free if you're not allowed to leave? 
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This (pre-election) interviewer asks Obama supporters what they thought of "Romney's proposed policies" of indefinite detention and kill lists. They are rightly shocked. Then he tells them that these are currently Obama's policies. Eeh, not so shocked...


11/27/12

Here's something we probably should have considered: 

Cops just busted some guy near Olympia who was using two 5-foot alligators to protect his marijuana crop. With pot about to be legal in just a few days, and the necessity of scary exotic animals lessened, will our waterways be threatened with large, abandoned, agitated and hungry, carnivorous reptiles? Photo - Steve St.George

Think of that, next time you "stoke" up your "J."
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Jimi Hendrix would have been 70 years old today.
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From the KREM 2 News Facebook page:

"Researchers at WSU found that simple scents (like citrus or pine) inspire customers to spend more money. The thought is simple scents don’t require much mental processing on the shopper’s part and that frees up their brains to focus on shopping. What kind of scents do you like to smell while shopping?"

I'm giggling and am horrified at the same time...
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Here's the NYT's annual list of the 100 notable books published in 2012.


11/26/12

Did they used to roam the prairies?I just realized that I used to work with the mayor's wife. 
(If that's not the first sentence of a seedy tell-all, then...)
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Adbuster ad: The product is you.
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Here's more than enough reasons as to why Los Angeles is the worst place ever except for maybe the lower two or three rings of Hell.
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Of the entire world's prison population, one in four is imprisoned in the "land of the free."
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Must-have kitchen items for any prepper.
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I wonder how the BS term "fiscal cliff" relates to the BS about "a certain depression" the bankers said we would suffer at the end of Bush's regime unless we gave them trillions of freshly printed dollars.
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Mary Shelley on the writing of Frankenstien.
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"We think we understand the rules when we become adults, but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination."
  ~  David Lynch
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I call top-sies.No narrow imagination here: Alejandro Jodorowsky, director of bizarre classics El Topo and Santa Sangre, along with his wife, turn to drawing and painting.
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The greatest political conceit is that rules only apply to others, not oneself. President Obama, according to the New Youk Times, embraces this wholly in regards to the drone program.
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That Facebook copyright notice is a hoax. This time it's playing on people's confusion about Facebook's proposed changes to its terms of service. Supposedly if you reprint a "legal notice" on your page you'll be protected from some Facebook shenanigan. The proposed changes are real, but no status update that you post will have any bearing on how they affect you.
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Dem bones. Dem bones... Is this as kinky as sex can get?


11/25/12

Homeland Security is showering local police forces with expensive toys to help them set up surveillance buffer zones.
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World's biggest, smelliest flower blooms in Switzerland. 
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This video is unnerving. Not just because of its horrible predictions and shocking advice, but also because of the ultra-creepy, minimalist animation. 
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Who'll be the first to fake an O?"This is not security -- it's obedience training for the American public so we will give up our rights like blinking sheep."
  ~  Amy Alkon, (aka, the Advice Goddess from the weekly column Ask the Advice Goddess) on the behavior of TSA officers at airports.
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Life before Google: A short story.
Person 1: "I just thought of something I'd like to know more about."
Person 2: "Oh, that's too bad."
The End
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All 51 volumes of the Harvard Classics are now available for free on the Archive.org website.
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1f u c4n r34d th15 u r34lly n33d t0 g37 l41d.
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Slimeball collection agencies are using a new dirty trick to jail you for small debts.
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Thirty-three conspiracy theories that turned out to be true.
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When life hands you: 

High Fructose Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Maltodextrin, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Calcium Fumarate, Yellow 5, Tocopherol and Less Than 2% Natural Flavors...

Make Lemonade.
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Seattle police guide to legal marijuana goes viral.

Here's the guide.
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As is often the case, life is a lot like the old Mel Brooks joke: A man prays and says, "God, please let me win the lottery. It would solve all of my problems." God finally relents and tells the man, Photobucket "Yeah, okay, you'll win the lottery." The next day, the man doesn't win the lottery and says, "God, You promised I'd win the lottery, and I didn't." And God says, "Well, you idiot, you have to buy a ticket."
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If I won the $325 million dollar lottery, I'd want it all in one dollar bills and I'd keep it under my mattress.
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Eddie Vedder, head fire chief of Pearl Jam, is parking his old time fire truck at a Ferry County museum.
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The French village of Bugarach is preparing for an influx of mystical groups who are convinced they will escape the end of the world on December, 21, 2012, the end of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the ancient Maya calendar.
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Here's a number of documentaries available on YouTube that will keep you awake at night.
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How to charge an iPod with fruits. Or you could just plug it in...
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Indian elder Oren Lyons on the point of no return.


11/24/12Outright robbery.

Darwin's On the Origin of Species was published on this date in 1859.
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Cop cars to be replaced with drones by 2025?
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Stellarium is a planetarium software that shows exactly what you see when you look up at the stars. It's easy to use, and free.
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What has less value than a penny? That same penny tomorrow...
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Think it was a decade of sex, protest and psychedelics? Nope. As late as 1964, the decade looked like the '50s.
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A heckler openly mocked shoppers at a Best Buy as they stream into the door. Then he moves to Target with a bullhorn.
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7Bored at the airport...
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Take the test: How many baboons could you take in a fight (armed only with a giant dildo).
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In case you missed it, here's the article by Timothy Egan in the New York Times: Give Pot a Chance.

Thor, god of thunder, on rolling doobies.


11/23/12

Black Friday fight at WalMart over discounted smart phones.

Black Friday madness at Target. Only if these people were naked and covered in peanut butter would this be more obscene.
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"During this holiday shopping season be sure to remember this; If you're behind someone at an ATM late at night, let them know you're not a threat by giving them a gentle kiss on the back of the neck."
  ~ 
Randall
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Everything in this sentence is 50% off.
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Did you know the recently released remake of Red Dawn takes place in Spokane? That's right, the North Koreans have conquered Spokane. A Mother Jones review said it's "less plausible and less amusing than Nazis from the moon," and pointed out that the last time North Koreans were portrayed as a threat was in Team America: World Police
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"What is this mac and cheese, is that a black thing?"
  ~  Pat Robertson
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Check out these GREAT Black Friday deals!

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Thanksgiving 2012

KREM 2 News in Spokane just reported that neighbors called police after turkeys were squabbling on the South Hill. That's right, some of our fellow citizens called in law enforcement to handle the potential disaster posed by unruly turkeys. Were the wayward birds apprehended and questioned? Fowl gone foul. Film at eleven.
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More local media fun. This was posted on George Takei's Facebook page:
Posted on George Takei's Facebook page.
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On being not dead.
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Get your aggressions out now before you start arguing politics with Uncle Mo at the dinner table: watch a man break 35 bricks with his fist.
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Last night I dreamed that someone purposely set their self on fire at Wal-Mart Everyone's after a little head. to protest Wal-Mart. People watched respectfully, then returned to their shopping as the intercom announced a cleanup on aisle six.
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Five Grimm fairy tales you should only read to kids you hate.
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Have you thought of the irony in the fact that we have all of these new marijuana laws but no more Twinkies?
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Eight signs it's time to scrap your writing project.
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Don't bogart that bird, my friend.The head of the U.N. drug watchdog agency is urging U.S. federal officials to challenge ballot measures in Colorado and Washington that decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults 21 and over. Who's government is this anyway?
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Inventory for a basic survival kit.
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Instead of drinking and driving today, just put $3000 cash in an envelope and slip it under the door of your county courthouse.
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I'm thankful that Ron Paul, in his farewell address to congress, called them a bunch of psychopathic authoritarians to their faces.
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Keep Paul Lynde in Thanksgiving.I can't be the only person who wished the president would have refused to pardon the turkey and then stood with a scowl and crossed arms as the bird was drug off squawking to be beheaded as Sasha and Malia screamed and cried. 
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For every Christmas tree lit before Thanksgiving, an evil elf drowns a little baby reindeer.


11/21/12

"Cigarettes are like squirrels. They are perfectly harmless until you put one in your mouth and light it on fire."
  ~  Traditional
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Here's a new version of the video "Evolution" with improved script and graphics. Very informative.
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Ten things you didn't know about Nikola Tesla.
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Boobs...
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Because deep down many of us are political masochists: An early look at the 2016 Democratic contenders.
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Nutty scientists in Taiwan are experimenting with using meth to treat the flu. Maybe there's some unknown healing power in the Drano, brake fluid, ether or lighter fluid in the world's worst drug.
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Human obedience: the myth of blind conformity.
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Military drones target $400 billion civilian market.
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Here's a video of Rick Steves at the Bing speaking on behalf of initiative 502, before it passed. Lots of good info.
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"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root."
  ~  Henry David Thoreau


11/20/12

I got 'em, too!Alien contact causes peculiar bodily abnormalities in male humans. The fate of Earth is in the hands of two unlikely saviors
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Did American Indians end up in medieval Ireland?
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Why hydrogen peroxide is so amazing.
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From the Israeli daily newspaper Ha'aretz. The government there has a unique way of firing you when you screw up: Israel killed its subcontractor in Gaza.

The sounds in Gaza City: Drones: in Gaza, they are called zananas, meaning a bee’s buzz. They are the incessant, irritating creatures. They are not always the harbingers of destruction; instead they remain omnipresent, like patrolling prison guards.
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America's 10 worst immigration detention centers.
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"Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media."
  ~  Noam Chomsky


11/19/12

Wanna see my Gazoombas?
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I'm watching Ancient Aliens Debunked. It's three hours and 10 minutes long and worth a watch if you're into that sort of thing.
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Are you ready for the increase of DUI checkpoints, speed traps and police activity for the whole week surrounding the thanksgiving holiday? 

ACLU's Know Your Rights when dealing with police.
How to deal with DUI checkpoints.
Look out for Spokane speed traps.Horny tribal transexuals beating the war drums.
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The history of the Rorschach Inkblot Test.
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Michael Moore's open letter to President Obama.
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The rain's not so bad. Sixteen years ago everything in Spokane turned to ice, all dangerous and beautiful.


11/18/12


11/17/12

We're in the thick of the 48 Hour Film Festival. The following must be in our three to five minute movie:

Theme: Across the Universe -- The Year of the UFO
Dialogue: "Are you sure? I don't think my therapist is going to like this."
Action: A kiss between two people
Props: A toilet plunger and a wrapped gift (the contents of which can not be seen).

We sat in The Satellite and wrote the script last night. Shooting today.


11/16/12

Gazoombas! [It's significant.]
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Jesse and I are doing the 48 Hour Film competition tonight. We are looking for 1000 extras willing to dress up like 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Text me or hit up my Facebook.
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Top Georgia GOP lawmakers host briefing on secret Obama mind-control plot.
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Happy birthday, Terence McKenna.

An illegal experience...


11/15/12

Karl Thompson gets four years, three months in Otto Zehm case.
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Spokane county announces they will no longer prosecute non-felony pot cases. The Spokesman-Review publishes an editorial calling for federal legalization. Did I wake up in Bizarro Land?
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"All I wanted was a Snickers..."
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If you've wandered into loud Spokane bars in the past twenty years you know who he is: Makers guitar legend Jamie Frost talks to The Inlander about his new project.
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The greatest restaurant review ever: The ultra-pan of Guy Fieri's American Kitchen and Bar in Times Square.
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Here's a list of U.S. federal agencies. Carve half of these and see who notices.
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Ron Paul's farewell speech to congress.
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Ron Paul and Barney Frank tell Obama: respect state marijuana laws.

The dominoes of prohibition begin to fall: Rhode Island and Maine to announce marijuana legalization bills tomorrow.
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Ten strange facts about Albert Einstein.
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"The greater the number of laws and enactments, the more thieves and robbers there will be."
  ~  Lao-Tzu


11/14/12

Engineering evil. Are science and technology amoral? Consider Albert Speer, Hitler's architect, who may not seem relevant today. Unfortunately, he is.
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Our ancestors, the acoustical engineers: Ancient builders designed subterranean soundscapes as stirring as any special effects.
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Where good ideas come from by Steven Johnson
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Washington gov meets with feds over ganga legalization.
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Why the Maya fell: Climate change, conflict -- and a trip to the beach.


11/13/12

How many times will I watch this?:
The Monty Hall Problem
What if I want to win the goat?

Ha! My favorite video find of the past few years:
The History of English in 10 Minutes

Six famous thought experiments explained quickly.
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Making a better invisibility cloak
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Gov. Gregoire is meeting with Deputy Attorney General James Cole to discuss Washington state's recent passage of a measure to legalize and tax the sale of marijuana for recreational use. I'd like to be a fly on that wall.

Can the feds stop Washington state from legalizing pot?
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Towers of veggies rise as Singapore builds its first vertical farm.
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Since the election, over 34,000 people in Texas have signed petitions to secede from the United States. That's enough to receive an official response from the White House.
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Can we go the speed of light? (The principle of relativity.)
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People who can see in the dark.


11/12/12

Jesse James Hennessy and I will be a part of next weekend's 48 Hour Film contest. Here's what I'm doing to get psyched up:

I just watched Black Sunday, (aka "La maschera del demonio") Mario Bava's 1960 black-and-white gothic horror masterpiece.

I watched Santa Sangre, a 1989 Avant-garde film directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky (not the whole thing, but as much as any other human can consume in one sitting).

I watched S&Man

I watched random YouTube clips from Harmony Korine films. 

It could get weird... 
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Ten questions to distinguish real from fake science.
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A study of preachers who are not believers(!!?).
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Here's an article about Spokanarchy! -- the Spokane punk rock documentary -- in the UK rocker mag UberRock.
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You innkeepers have waited patiently, here it is: Homeland Security's Indicators of Suspicious Behaviors at Hotels.
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What happens when you dunk a cheeseburger in concentrated hydrochloric acid?
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Behind the U.S. targeted killing program.
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Here's an interesting post-election analysis on The Inlander's website by editor Ted McGregor.
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GOP savior revealed? Another Bush (though strategically browner) may run for office in Texas.


11/11/12

Marijwhatnow? A guide to legal marijuana use in Seattle.

Weediquette: scrape a bowl for the apocalypse.
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St. Petersburg's cops now have an armored truck with four cameras mounted behind bullet-resistant glass, pointed in all four directions. The exterior is wrapped in an industrial design featuring very large eyeballs and the words "St. Petersburg Police."
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The difference between hearing and listening
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Ten everyday superfoods.
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If we call Obama "progressive," are we ignoring his record?
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A single sperm has 37.5 MB of DNA information in it. That means a normal ejaculation represents a data transfer of around 1,587 GB in about three seconds... and you thought 4G was fast.
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“The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful.”
  ~  Kurt Vonnegut


11/10/12

Washington State, a new destination for weed tourism

Even more people going to our shows, eating and drinking in our restaurants and bars, spending money? What good could possibly come of that?
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McKenna concedes. Jay Inslee is governor-elect of Washington State. 
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How hot is that last chapter if Gen. David Petraeus resigned after revealing an affair with his biographer?
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Biology and Buddhism share a view of the nature of reality and the reality of nature. Never mind the aspects of Buddhist tradition that no scientist can believe.
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Carl Sagan on the human brain.
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King and Pierce County prosecutors are dismissing more than 220 misdemeanor marijuana cases in response to Tuesday’s vote to decriminalize small amounts of pot. Will Spokane County do the same?


11/8/12

Romney team accidentally posts Romney victory site.
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The confetti hasn't hit the ground yet and Obama has another drone strike under his war belt. Some people see this as a good thing. It would have taken Romney at least a couple of weeks to get the killing started again.
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Washington State and Colorado are not just the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, they're the first political jurisdictions on earth to do so.

In today's Spokesman: Marijuana initiative an opportunity for some, quandary for officials.

Don't bust pot states. Obama should respect the will of the people of Washington State.

In Colorado, marijuana got more votes than Obama.
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"Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life."
  ~  William Faulkner


11/7/12

Well, that was a billion dollars well spent...
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Promises. Promises. Here's the litany of promises Obama made during the election.
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Will we finally get back to bombing brown people now?


Election Day 

C'mon, let's not waste time. I say Hillary edges Jeb in 2016.
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 Look, it's an imperfect bill, and there're some ugly fights ahead. But Washington State just became the first state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. It's the beginning of the end of a set of irrational and immoral laws.
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Burn one for 502.
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What I'm happy about most, about the whole election thing, is that that poor little girl in that one video can finally stop crying about "Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney."
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Obama reelected.
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11/5/12

Neurologist Oliver Sacks discusses the science of hallucinations.
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Evolution explains why politics is so tribal, says Michael Shermer.
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Millions of people will waste their vote tomorrow by voting for someone they don't really believe in.
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Objeto extraño entra al Popocatépetl desde el espacio!
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In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed.
  ~  William S. Burroughs
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George Carlin on voting. "If you vote, you have no right to complain."
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The permanent militarization of America: we've ignored Eisenhower's warnings about the military-industrial complex, to our peril.
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Hurray! Hurray, it's Guy Fawkes Day! Where are all of the gunpowder stockpiling revolutionists when we need them most?

A brief history of Guy Fawkes Day.

A series of website hacks over the past 24 hours has been attributed to the online hacktivist group Anonymous.
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The president's deplorable record on privacy and kill lists is an affront to our values. Liberals just shrug it off.
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Former US Presidential Candidate, Ralph Nader, on the US electoral system and breaking out of the "lesser of two evils" mentality.
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TheDailyReporter, whoever they are, endorses Gary Johnson for president.
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Paganini's Caprice no.24 performed by Alexander Markov. Paganini rocked.


11/4/12

Only two days left for God to rain brimstone down on the Obamney tour bus and save our nation.
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The entire OMNI magazine archive is now free online. OMNI was a science and science fiction magazine published in the US and the UK between 1978 and 1995. 
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The indefinite detention of the progressive voter.
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Political truth, from Monty Python's Holy Grail.
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My iPhone says it's 4:00 am, my Facebook says it's 5, the clock on the wall says it's 6 -- I'm going back to bed.
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Nevermore of karma shall an armpit drink of God.
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All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed -- only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.
  ~  Nikola Tesla


11/2/12

Reelecting Obama is like backing the Titanic up and hitting the iceberg a second time. Electing Romney is hitting a different iceberg.
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A new translation of Dante's Inferno offers a fresh taste of Hell.
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Remember, on Sunday we'll set our clocks back one hour. On Tuesday, we'll set our country back 250 years.
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GMO
OMG
WTF are we eating?

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Are you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? Here's the new documentary from The History Channel.
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Three ways Election Day could get ugly. The fun has just begun.
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U.S. is (once again) arming Al Queda. How could this possibly go wrong?
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Mexican study says legalizing marijuana in the U.S. would cut drug cartel income by 30 percent.


11/1/12

Less than 100 hours until Election Day.
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Erb Cane, Eastern Washington University slapstick journalist and provocateur from the early '90s, an old friend and collaborator, a seeker of truth, dead at 65.
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I wonder how many Americans were like me, who watched the presidential debates to get a feel for how many months worth of canned goods and ammunition to stock up in the cellar.
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Police are allowed in some circumstances to install hidden surveillance cameras on private property without obtaining a search warrant, a federal judge said Tuesday.
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What we've become: Cops with assault rifles and Nazi helmets evicting a home for US Bank. 
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I think we should lower the voting age to four.
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Mind control - weapon of mass persuasion. I love the animation here.
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"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
  ~  Carl Jung


10/31/12

Boo.
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Here's another Jesse James Hennessy reenactment -- this time from the movie Scream. Yes, I'm in it. No, I don't speak, but only because my mouth is duct taped shut. 
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Anderson Cooper's talk show is being cancelled. I wonder if he's sorry for coming out as gay to promote the show.
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A pair of scientists have developed a quantum theory of consciousness asserting that our souls are contained inside structures called microtubules which live within our brain cells.
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Happy 500th birthday Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo.
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Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was arrested AGAIN this morning in east Texas while attempting to resupply protesters camping out in trees to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline.


10/30/12

I just watched The Black Sleep (1956), a black-and-white B-movie with an odd story and an all-star cast: Basil Rathbone, Lon Chaney Jr, John Carradine, Bela Lugosi and Tor Johnson, from the Ed Wood anti-masterpieces. 

I also watched a documentary-style series called Paranormal Witness, that purports to bring to life the true stories of people who have lived through explanation-defying experiences. Usually these types of shows are lame, but this series, because of good writing, editing and direction, is authentically scary.

Both movies are streaming on Netflix.
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The East Coast wakes to Hurricane Sandy's devastation.
There is one week until Election Day.
I'm expecting aliens to land, or the unearthing of the Gopher-Men.
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The war hero statue of the future will be of a fat, nerdy-looking dude in shorts and sandals with his baseball cap on backwards holding a video game control controller and standing above a plaque that reads "he operated the aerial drone that won the battle of..." 


10/29/12

More pathetic federal police action in downtown Spokane: I just saw a Homeland Security officer with some kind of a something-sniffing dog going through Spokane city buses. No word yet of any Al-Qaeda terrorist-types apprehended.  
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LIVE NOW: Latest forecasts and coverage of Hurricane Sandy on YouTube.

Airlines just jacked up ticket prices on final flights out of New York to $4000.

Sixteen nuclear plants could be impacted from the massive Hurricane Sandy.
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Here's Jesse's reenactment of the final scene of SE7EN. Yes, that's me playing Morgan Freeman.
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Whether Obama serves a second term or hands the reins to Romney, we will face another four years of Bush's policies.
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Si no fuera por los lunes, no nos gustarian tanto los viernes. 
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Happy birthday, Bob Ross -- playing harp on his happy little cloud.
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The new pot barons: businessmen bank on marijuana.

The Marijuana-Logues on The Bill Maher Show.

The ten worst sentences for marijuana-related crimes.
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Here's a link to a hurricane simulation from 1997 by the Westchester Emergency Communications Association in Sleepy Hollow, NY. It looks strangely similar to the projected path of Hurricane Sandy. Even stranger, the name of the 1997 simulation was Hurricane Sandy.


10/28/12

What will happen if Hurricane Sandy devastates large portions of the East coast with floods and electrical outages and keeps tens of thousands if not millions of people from voting? Would the election be valid?
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The Des Moines Register endorses Romney; the newspaper has not endorsed a Republican since Nixon in 1972.
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Primal Couple - ssgDo you ever get the feeling that the playground bullies from the fourth grade are running the world right now?
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U.S. identifies vast mineral riches in Afghanistan. An internal Pentagon memo states the country could become the "Saudi Arabia of lithium."
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Thirty-three conspiracy theories that turned out to be true.


10/27/12

Nine books to help you read more and write better. 
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Happy birthday, Sylvia Plath.Photobucket
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Desmond Tutu says Tony Blair should face trial over the Iraq war.
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Here's a list of ten provocative documentaries and the links where you can watch them for free. (Though I have some major problems with some of them.)
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Noam Chomsky: America acts like it owns the world, while endangering the planet from nuclear war and climate change. 
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Privacy concerns linger over FBI’s new facial recognition system.
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Quantum entanglement: teleportation, synchronicity and ESP. Why scientists have gray hair. 
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The United Nations is calling for more surveillance of Internet users, saying it would help to investigate and prosecute terrorists.
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Obama and Romney agree the U.S. has a duty to liberate and pacify the world: A foreign policy of arrogant meddling.
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Then Senator Obama explains why he opposed John Roberts appointment to the Supreme Court.
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Newspaper endorsements from across the nation.
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NDAA case: US legislation targets anyone in the world it deems a threat.


10/26/12

More than 50,000 Americans have been wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001.
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Twitter is a valuable tool for linguists, allowing them to explore how language changes over time through the spread of slang expressions, bruh.
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UN to establish ongoing investigations into Obama's drone wars: citing reports of follow-up strikes and targeting of funerals.

Here's New York Times columnist Joe Klein's sociopathic defense of drone killings of children on Morning Joe.
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Colbert's response to Donald Trump's "October Surprise."
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Here's the un-Romney cartoon in today's Salt Lake Tribune.


10/25/12

Complete with a newly coined, creepy Orwellian euphemism – 'disposition matrix' – the Obama Administration institutionalizes the most extremist powers a government can claim.
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Colin Powell endorses Obama.
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WikiLeaks has begun releasing the Detainee Policies: more than 100 classified or otherwise restricted files from the United States Department of Defense covering the rules and procedures for detainees in U.S. military custody.


10/24/12

Horror has reinvented itself since the "torture-porn" hysteria — but so far only the audience has noticed.
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Tonight, somewhere on Earth, there is actually a presidential debate happening where the candidates will discuss the NDAA, balanced budgets, drone strikes, ending prohibition, and attacks on the Constitution and our personal liberties. 
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Plan for hunting terrorists signals U.S. intends to keep adding names to kill lists
[He's making a list. Checking it twice. Gonna find out who's...]

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An entire tribe of 170 Indians have vowed to commit mass suicide after a court in Brazil ruled they must leave what they believe is sacred land.
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How are the campaigns targeting you? Find out on PBS's interactive site.
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Former CIA agent John Kiriakou pleads guilty to blowing the whistle on the US government’s torture program and sentenced to two and a half years in prison.
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New Japanese body modification trend implants bagel-like lump in forehead. Personally I'd go for a croissant.


10/23/12

Here's the complete presidential debate from PBS.

Six big moments from last night's debate (according to CBS news).

In a CBS poll of uncommitted voters 53% of these voters say President Obama was the debate winner, 23% think Romney won, another 24% feel the debate was a tie. A Reuters poll says Obama 63%, Romney 33%.
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On Afghanistan, Libya, Iran, Syria, and drones, both Obama and Romney fundamentally agree on a militarist, interventionist foreign policy.
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One of the useful revelations of this campaign is that both Fox News and MoveOn.org - while on opposite ends of the political spectrum - have plummeted to the levels of pathetic, my-godman-can-beat-up-your-god man douchebags who consider their readers/ viewers as brain-dead, lead-around-by-the-ring-in-their-nose cattle-folk.
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Professor Neil Turok of Cambridge University presents his lecture “What Banged?” which examines the possible causes of The Big Bang, the initial singularity that created our universe.


10/21/12

Ten scientific and technological visionaries who experimented with mind-altering substances.
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Spokane's daily newspaper, The Spokesman-Review, endorses Mitt Romney for president.
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The last presidential debate is NOT tomorrow night. On Wednesday, the 23rd at 8 pm at www.FreeAndEqual.org/live: Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party, Jill Stein of the Green Party, Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party will debate the issues.
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The case against arrogant atheism.
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George McGovern, dead at 90.

Brooks and Shields discuss McGovern's legacy (starts at 9:40)


10/20/12

Austin Rehkow, a kicker at Central Valley High in Spokane booted a 67-yard field goal Thursday night. That's right -- a high school senior obliterated a 42-year-old NFL record.
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Seven horrifying uses of the human body to create art.
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The top 10 most influential whistleblowers, and how the White House, the Justice Department and the military persecute them. There's a lot of information here.
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Twenty amazing cloud formations.
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What is jury nullification?


10/19/12

Here's the most eloquent support for I-502 on marijuana reform:
It's Time for a New Approach to Marijuana, by Rick Steves.

A Rick Steves video: Smoking Pot is "My Civil Liberty."

Don't forget though, Steves is a travel guy, with some very interesting and practical advice.
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The Democratic challenger for a legislative seat representing Spokane Valley posed topless for Playboy. [I dare you to not click that link.]
_____What Would Che Wear?

When I was born there was a man alive who was at Ford's Theater the night Lincoln was assassinated.  
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Forty of the most powerful photographs ever taken.
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If you thought the first two presidential debates were a joke, just wait the final, so called, foreign policy debate -- between men who both embrace reckless interventionism.
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HR 347 says if anyone causes a disruption (aka, protest) at a government building or near someone protected by the secret service, they can be jailed for up to ten years in federal prison. That is the average time served for murder. 
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Just try rolling up and swatting flies with your digital version of Newsweek.


10/18/12

If Jean-Paul Sartre blogged...
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Thanks to the magic of artificial hymens and surgery, you can now relive losing your virginity over and over and over again.
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Should the government be allowed to search and seize your possessions based on nothing more than a positive "alert" from a drug-sniffing dog? Even if drugs are not found?
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Here's Project Censored top censored stories of 2013
Number one: Signs of an Emerging Police State.
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All British tanks are equipped with tea making facilities.


10/17/12

In retrospect I see now how it's possible that my claim about Rob McKenna wearing women's panties during last night gubernatorial debate was partially fabricated.
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Google "Jill Stein Arrested." The Huffington Post and an obscure ABC news blog are the only mainstream media mention of this breakdown of democracy.

[My friend Chef Dave has since informed me that other outlets have reported on this.]
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Foreign policy came up only once in last night's debate, and the biggest disagreement dealt with semantics
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A new study has produced an inflation-adjusted list of the richest people of all time. The winner: the obscure 14th century African king, Mansa Musa I of Mali.
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Here's a helmet cam video of a man climbing a 1768 foot tower.
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It's possible I had one too many drinks during last night's debates. See below...


10/16/12

Gubernatorial debate update: McKenna confesses to Inslee in a little girl's voice that he is wearing women's underwear with the incorrect day of the week on it. Inslee bites open a football. 
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The Washington State Gubernatorial debate is on right on but I'm so wore out from the Presidential debates that I think I'll read the transcripts later and turn the sound down now and give them both creepy, serial killer puppet voices and imagine a much more intriguing scenario.
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Advantage Obama. The only way to break a tie like this, with this kind of psychotic emotion, with this level of absurdity and outrageousness, is with an old-fashioned, no-holds-barred, winner-take-all Indian leg wrestling match.
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That Benghazi-inspired bead of sweat cost Barry a few votes.
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Someone should ask Obama and Romney if they will honor the will of the people when Washington State legalizes marijuana.
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I wonder which one of those robots in the audience are going to ask about drone strikes and assassinations.
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Awesome! An actual fistfight might convince me to vote for one of these phonies.
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Right away, a total BS question, giving the candidates a chance to recite their BS, pre-planned answers. Someone had better toss a bomb (metaphorically, of course).
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It (the debate) has begun.
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I'm predicting that Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein will win the debate tonight.
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Have you read the cowardly agreement that the Obama and Romney campaigns negotiated with the Commission on Presidential Debates, establishing the rules governing this month's presidential and vice presidential face-offs? Both campaigns are terrified of anything spontaneous happening.
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Green party candidates for President and VP are arrested outside the presidential debate site.

Dr. Stein and Ms. Honkala will appear on 85% of ballots on Election Day. The Federal government recognizes Jill Stein as a qualified presidential candidate, having approved her campaign for federal matching funds. Yet the two women were arrested by local police when they tried to enter the grounds of Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York, where tonight's debate is scheduled to take place.
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There's a big hubbub about a Texas school district implanting GPS technology in new student ID cards to make sure students go to class. Obviously, there are only two foolproof ways to keep kids from cutting classes: (1) Make class stimulating, fun and interesting. (2) handcuff them.
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States legalizing marijuana will violate federal law and trigger a Constitutional showdown, warns the DEA and drug czars.

Here's a story in The Washington Post about Washington State's likelihood of approving the recreational sale of marijuana, and the likely battle with the feds to follow.
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Seven-year-old Bolivian prodigy stuns jazz world.
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Anti-fascists for Romney: A slightly tongue-in-cheek hypothesis that Mitt is slightly less fascist that Barack.
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Happy birthday Oscar Wilde.
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White House can't wait to bomb someone because of Libya attack


10/15/12

I almost forgot it was Friedrich Nietzsche's birthday. What would be an appropriate gift?
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Who could possibly profit from war?
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Check out the interactive Little Nemo toon on the Google homepage. Nemo creator/artist Winsor McCay was one of the first pop surrealists. The first comic appeared in the New York Herald 107 years ago today.
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The EU is not a "person": Granting the Nobel Prize to the European Union is in violation of Alfred Nobel's will
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The AAA says the average price of gas in Washington State is $4.10 a gallon. Some stations are offering free K-Y with a fill up. 
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Tim Robbins on the psychiatric drugging of children.
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Philly police union plans party for cop fired for punching a woman.


10/14/12

Only humans have the ability to cut down trees, make paper from those trees, and then write "Save Trees" on the paper.
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Downtown Spokane restaurant CI Shenanigans closes its doors. None of the employees knew it was coming. This has happened to me before; I can't think of a more horrible thing to do to your employees.
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I just watched the documentary Lynching Charlie Lynch, about the federal prosecution of California medical marijuana provider Charles C. Lynch

This is what Washington State will be up against if Initiative 502 is passed: the feds trying to shoot down the will of the people. Do we have the fortitude to fight the good fight?


10/13/12

A new Pew Research poll has found that 62% of Americans approve of drone attacks in Pakistan, even though 49 civilians are killed for each terrorist.
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These familiar faces were spotted on crime-stopper fliers yesterday on New York city lampposts.
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Here's the complete text of Initiative-502.
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"I don't want to die without any scars."   ~  Chuck Palahniuk
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According to the International Egg Commission, yesterday was World Egg Day.


10/12/12

It was just announced that the European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize. We should just put these things in Cracker Jack boxes.
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I didn't get to see the VP debate last night because I had to work. From all accounts I've heard, Biden kicked butt. Here's the transcript and audio from NPR. I did watch the Inslee/McKenna debate for Washington State governor. Inslee edged McKenna in my opinion. Overall, a good day for Democrats.  

Here's the CBS VP debate fact check.
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It's looking more and more likely that Washington State could become the first state in the union to legalize pot sales
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BBC film crew held at gunpoint after trying (and failing) to sneak into U.S. 'Area 51' military base.
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Free downloads of rare and classic books on occultism, secret societies, religions and more.
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Break out: Here's Frederic Chopin's "Heroic" Polonaise in A-flat major, performed by Arthur Rubinstein.


Ten/Eleven/Twelve

This is a test. This is only a test.


10/10/12

The drug cartels of Juarez, Mexico, are at war with a group of Mormons, some of whom are related to Mitt Romney.
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Engineers hope to upload bees' brains into robots.
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If you missed it last night, here's the Frontline documentary The Choice 2012.
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Report: There were no protests outside the Libya consulate before the deadly attack.

Isn't there a Spokane connection? Didn't a Spokane news agency report that a local businessperson had one of the few existing videos of the alleged Libyan protests? I can't find anything about it online. 
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Syria crisis: the U.S. sends "task force" to Jordan.
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Here's the excellent BBC documentary about parallel universes.
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Will trade this space for favors.


10/9/12

Once again, as is often the case, Spokane has the best weather in the U.S.
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One of my favorite Liberals: Matt Rothschild, editor of The Progressive, on Afghanistan: the 11-Year War.
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A Washington State Republican ad for gay marriage?
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"Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power."
   ~  Benito Mussolini
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Did Obama just throw the entire election away? The Pew poll is devastating. Pre-debate, Obama had a 51 - 43 lead; post-debate, Romney has a 49 - 45 lead.


10/8/12

Here's Charlie Rose in 1995 interviewing Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, who played the characters based on themselves in the movie My Dinner with Andre. The Wallace/Gregory segment starts at 38:45.
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Note to journalists: Never abbreviate Philippines political group Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
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The war in Afghanistan turns 11 today. Few Americans notice.
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"The Indians are so naive and so free with their possessions that no one who has not witnessed them would believe it. When you ask for something they have, they never say no. To the contrary, they offer to share with anyone....They would make fine servants....With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want."   
~  Christopher Columbus

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Graffito: Let's celebrate Columbus Day by walking into someone's house and telling them we live there now.
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Here's an excerpt of “Columbus and Western Civilization” written by Howard Zinn.


10/7/12

I'm shooting another movie scene today with Jesse James Hennessy and company (remember the last one?). This time I'm playing Morgan Freeman. "David, if you kill him, he will win."
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Albert Camus on Nihilism.
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What conscious people talk about: from the film My Dinner with Andre.

Or have all fourteen courses.


10/6/12

Ha! I love this guy. Watch his "Democrats vs. Republicans (Frick or Frack)"
_____But don't smoke this!

The image to the right is a 1914 series $10 bill of a hemp harvest (printed "right on the money"). The paper was also made of hemp.
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In case you missed it: the Spokesman-Review did a story about the Spokane light graffitist
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Bill Maher rips Obama's debate performance: "Looked like he took my million and spent it all on weed." And, "Obama looked so dead, Romney tried to baptize him."
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Time for major cuts in defense spending: billions wasted on unnecessary programs should be redirected toward pressing domestic needs.
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"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."   ~  Plato


10/5/12Let's just kiss and get it over with.

With all of the whining about the presidential debate, let's not forget the things that Obama and Romney do wholeheartedly agree on:

Both support unmanned aerial drone warfare and targeted assassination of alleged terrorist suspects. Both want to bomb, bomb, bomb Iran. Both think Gitmo is neato. Both are for torture, whether the solitary confinement of whistleblowers in this country or "extraordinary rendition" in others. Both support the growing surveillance state and the erosion of civil liberties via the Patriot Act. Both are for the continuation of the devastating drug war. Both have close ties to GMO giant Monsanto. Both support overturning the most basic civil liberty of them all: due process, via the National Defense Authorization Act. Both are funded by the same banks and lobbyists, while claiming they want to "reform Wall Street."

A vote for either of these criminals is a vote to continue the policies that are destroying this country.


10/4/12I'm finally with the majority!

Pop star Kesha says her inspiration for her new song Supernatural came while having sex with a ghost.
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Ten years and trillions of dollars later, the American people by and large still do not know the truth about Iraq, says Dennis Kucinich. 
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It's no wonder so many people thought Romney won the debate last night; his flag pin was way bigger than Obama's.
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Senate report: Massive post-9/11 surveillance apparatus a "waste."
"They're like a giant sports bar for law enforcement."
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Why the warmongers fear WikiLeaks.


10/3/12

I wonder how different it would have went if Jim Lehrer and the President didn't get totally baked together out in the alley before the debate.
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Romney by a nose.
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Wow. I haven't fallen asleep during a presidential debate since Kennedy/Nixon.
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Hey, wait a minute! Where's that Green Party lady? And that Libertarian guy who I always mix up with that guy who did Far Side?
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It's Obama versus Romney! No ropes! No rules! We're turning this Denver stage into a giant MUUUUUD PIT!!!
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Department of Homeland Security "fusion centers" portrayed as pools of ineptitude, civil liberties intrusions.
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Ron Paul calls TSA "jack-booted thugs" in response to highway checkpoints.


10/2/12

ANOTHER SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE: 

The Spokesman-Review comes out in favor of legalization of marijuana. That's right, Spokane's so-called conservative daily newspaper endorses pro-pot Initiative 502. To appreciate the significance of this, understand that this is not the opinion of a single, buy-Visine-by-the-box, sorry-dude-forgot-to-shave journalist. This is an unsigned editorial; this is the collective opinion of the S-R editorial staff. 

I will forevermore honor October 2 as Have a Bong Hit for Stacy Day.


10/1/12

Lead of the Day

COOS BAY, OR  - An Oregon man trying to feed his 700-pound hogs was eaten by the animals Thursday, and sheriff's deputies are trying to determine what led up to his death.
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Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob the world.
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A 1911 railroad bridge has been renovated and reopened for walkers and bikers to connect to Spokane's Centennial Trail on the east side of town.
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Here's the video of the guy who kayaked off of 180 foot high Palouse Falls in southeast Washington.
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Graham Hancock on gaining insight to other levels of reality through ayahuasca and DMT.
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What happened last month in the covert war on terror: U.S. actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.


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