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


Elsewhere...

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MY ViDEOS

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.

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.

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


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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.


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.

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.)

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


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


MY ViDS

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

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.


Poster by Chris ?

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


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.


CONTESTS

NYC 24 Hour Film Race

2014
A Drink in the Dark
(Made the top 24 films in this worldwide competition. Played in New York City.)
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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

 
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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..


Go directly to my
YouTube Site


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

Anasazi Ruins

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 


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.


Special Report

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My brush with the
Black Scythe 9/1/13


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


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

Geothermal 
Giggle

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.

This is an archive site.
Go to the Current Blog.

10/31/14

Boo.


10/30/14

Y'all ready for this?!! The webwide premier of Mr. Dark is just hours away!

          "I'll take it."

(Did you see our ad in The Inlander? Top left on the I Saw You page.)
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The Masonic initiation wells of the Quinta da Regaleira ... - a pair of wells spiraling deep within the earth. The wells were not for water collection; the underground towers were designed for secretive rites.
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Scientists dropped dead pigs in the ocean and watched what happened
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Predictions about the year 2000 by Arthur C. Clarke from 1964 (and the Stanley Kubrick connection).

An Interview with Stanley Kubrick in 1969.
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Biologists have been wary of applying the strange world of quantum mechanics, where particles can be in two places at once or connected over huge distances, to their own field. But it can help to explain some amazing natural phenomena.
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The American "drugs wizard" who ran one of the biggest LSD labs in England.
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The Good-Faith Exception gives cops a pass on illegal searches. And courts keep expanding it.
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Scientific American mag says the black hole in Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi film "Interstellar" is "amazingly realistic."
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It was a dark and stormy alternative universe: Opening your sci-fi short story.


10/29/14

Last night I watched James Franco's attempt to bring Cormac McCarthy's brilliant and demented novel "Child of God" to the big screen. To all of my friends and acquaintances who proclaimed artistic blasphemy at the very thought of this, to those of you to whom I said, no, no, give it a chance blah blah, sometimes a director will bring new blah blah and the result can be blah blah blah... Well, I was wrong and you were right.
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Dario Argento's horror classic "Suspiria" and the most vicious murder scene ever filmed.
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Here are several methods for outlining novels and longer pieces, including free-write summary, skeletal summaries, "snowflake" summeries, visual outlines, and more.
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Here is a story in The Inlander about the Spokesman-Review cutting back in the newsroom again: The New Normal.


10/28/14

In the decades after World War II, the CIA and other US spy agencies employed at least 1,000 Nazis.
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Are you unusually calm while traveling Amtrak? How about unusually nervous? Whichever, you're probably a criminal.
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What will life be like in 2064?
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From Common Dreams: The myth of the free press.
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Remembering Cream bassist Jack Bruce, an uncompromising artist and one of rock and roll's modern architects.
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Who's going to get rich fighting the Islamic State? Obama's small war means big profits - and little oversight - for defense contractors and hired guns.
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Are drunk people more philosophically rigorous? At a bar in France, researchers made people answer questions about philosophy. The more intoxicated the subject, the more utilitarian he or she was likely to be.
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Here is 48 hours of sun activity in 10 seconds, recorded by NASA.
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Nick Cave and The Cavemen, 1984.
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From BHO to Xanax: Artist drew 45 self-portraits on different drugs.
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Here's what happens to your body when you die: Everything you ever wanted to know about (the chemistry of) death.


10/27/14

Here's a time lapse shot I took of the sky above downtown Spokane yesterday morning.
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High Times picks up the story about Spokane considering testing the sewage to determine local cannabis use.
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Capturing the lonesome look of mid-century America, Edward Hopper's x-ray vision caught the soul of the country in paint.
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Have you seen this parody site of The Huffington Post from the Harvard Lampoon?
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photo - ssgI've been there many times (once when it was 127 degrees!). A magical place: Badwater Basin - the lowest point in America - is full of growing crystals and its own Badwater snail.
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The dangerous American myth of corporate spirituality: How invocations of "karma" and Zen are being used to justify deeply unequal systems of power.
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The truth about Darwin and God: A reexamination of the legendary naturalist's work gives new insight into his complex views on religion.
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Inside the billion-dollar industry that turned local cops into Seal Team Six. Do police really need grenade launchers?
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Facebook uses mathematical formulas to predict what its users might want to read on the site, from which about 30 percent of adults in America get their news.
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Each year, half a million horseshoe crabs are captured and bled alive to create an unparalleled biomedical technology.
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Top ten scary movie clowns.
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Can you solve Martin Gardner's best mathematical puzzles?
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An original recently sold for more than $3 million. Now you can read Action Comics #1 of Superman online.


10/26/14

So you want to make a horror film? On jump scares and other basics of fright.
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An animated guide to breathing.
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Here's your sexy Ebola nurse costume for Halloween.
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Twilight Zone episodes where society is the monster.
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William Gibson: The future will view us "as a joke." The dystopian author on time travel, cronuts, and his 22nd-century novel.
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Jack Bruce, rock music legend, dead at 71. Click for some sun.
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There is something very strange about this post   about this post   about this post

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New technologies are making it easier for private companies and the government to learn about everything we do: Invasion of the Data Snatchers.
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Spokane police investigate attacks on homeless.
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Here's an informative documentary about the  History of Halloween.
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Interviews with four black-market marijuana growers: Under-the-radar weed farmers critique I-502 and explain why they're doing things the old fashioned way.

Seattle medical marijuana dispensaries ordered to obtain licenses that don't exist.
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The ancient art of magic, curses and supernatural spells.
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Random WikiScare: Melon heads.
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Filmmakers: Everything you need to know about film festivals.
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Federal funds fuel nationwide increase in "No Refusal" blood draw DUI checkpoints.


10/25/14

Damn it, Jim. I'm a blogger, not a riddle master. What do the Batmobile, the DeLorean, and William Shatner have in common? They're all in Spokane this weekend for a "comic con," as they are called, attracting fans of comics, zombies, science fiction, anime and much, much more.
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Alfred Hitchcock: On nightmares, suspense and how to scare people.
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Google exec jumps from stratosphere, falling 25 miles in 15 minutes, reaching speeds of over 820 miles per hour.
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Why David Lynch's Mulholland Drive is a great horror film.

Mulholland Drive: Six top cinema critics are challenged to explain the plot.
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Russell Brand: What monkeys and the Queen of England taught me about inequality.
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There is no good reason for the alphabet to be in that order.
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Tesla exec Elon Musk warns that artificial intelligence could be more dangerous than nuclear weapons. "We are summoning the demon..."
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This film from 1955 shows an experiment conducted by Nicholas A. Bercel, M.D. of USC's psych department (himself the first American to take LSD) interviewing a man who he had just dosed with 100 liquid micrograms. 
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Isaac Asimov asks, "How do people get new ideas?"
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The chair that spills its guts. The "why" you'll have to figure out on your own.
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From the ACLU: Ordering pizza in the future
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Some very odd facts about Clive Barker's groundbreaking horror film "Hellraiser".


10/24/14

Here's something no one has ever written before: "Snodipple-grass wiper tittle. How flip ouchy Drake-less? Toddful hyper-dicky." No one's written that, not McCarthy or Ellis, or even Palahniuk. I'm pretty proud of that.
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Mondrian called green a "useless color." Kandinsky compared it to "a fat cow." Nonetheless, we live in green's triumphant age.
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Dehumanization plays a key role in fomenting genocidal violence. Yet we still know remarkably little about it.
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Here are 25 classic nonfiction movie features that have been named to the Cinema Eye Honors annual list of The Influentials, the films that most inspired this year's class of filmmakers eligible for the 2015 awards.
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The science behind the movie "Interstellar".
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Can you name the horror movies depicted in these minimalist posters?
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Famous and funny quotes about drugs.

Ten famous geniuses and their drugs of choice.
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From the ACLU: In 2014, 100 cities [including Spokane] banned sitting or lying down in public places - The Criminalization of Homelessness
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The 50 weirdest movies ever made.
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That time we tried to nuke South Carolina.
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Medieval beasts that cannot even handle it right now.
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Bush Family Fortunes - the full documentary by Greg Palast.
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More evidence of Victorian Age creepiness: Memento Mori (literally "remember to die") - Postmortem photography.

Ghastly, gothy Victorian mourning attire.


10/23/14

Here's an animation made from the audio from an Opie and Anthony radio show: Guest Louis CK confronts Donald Rumsfeld about the accusations of being a lizard.
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Severed heads on tables, severed heads below headless bodies, severed heads of accomplices grouped together: Photographing the guillotine.
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Forget wearable tech. The pioneers of our "post-human" future are implanting technology into their bodies and brains. Should we stop them or join them?
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Department of Defense to spend $1 billion destroying $16 billion worth of ammo.
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Colorado's edible marijuana civil war
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The secrets of Mormon underwear revealed. For the first time, Mormon leaders are attempting to explain one of their most gossiped-about practices to outsiders.
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The favorite alcoholic drink of every president in American history.


10/22/14


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Here's Roger Ebert's review of director Alejandro Jodorowsky's hyper-bizarro film El Topo. The final few paragraphs beautifully reveal this amazing, very odd man.
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There's not a link here or even a bit of witticism. I'm just opening up some space between the two images.
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Betty White, not dead at 92.
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War, propaganda and the media: A detailed primer on the tactics of modern war propaganda.
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Season of the Witch: How the occult saved Rock and Roll.
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How did post-apocalyptic stories become the hottest book genre?
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Top 10 slow-mo moments of all time.
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Filmmaker explains the thought process that led him to slaughtering a pig on screen.
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The entire Halloween franchise explained in two exhausting minutes.
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Stanley Kubrick's high-contrast images of Chicago in 1949.


10/21/14

Ben Bradlee, Washington Post editor who directed the Watergate coverage, dead at 93.
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Werner Herzog on creativity, self-reliance, making a living of what you love, and how to turn your ideas into reality.
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In the 1950s, Hollywood provided fertile ground for early LSD experimentation, with celebrities using it as an aid during therapy sessions.
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Fifty years of the Jetsons: Why the show still matters.
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Here is Aeon Magazine's page of essays on Sleep and Dreams.
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"Z Nation" - the post-apocalyptic zombie flick filmed and produced in Spokane - is picked up for a second season.
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Naughty nuns, flatulent monks, and other surprises of sacred medieval manuscripts.
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Six astronauts will mimic a stay on Mars for the next eight months. The goal? To see how well a small group of people, isolated from civilization can get along.
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Oscar de la Renta, de la dead at 82.
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Twenty creepy sideshow performers.
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Video essay: Film Noir as a Subversion of Melodrama.
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A few facts about some of your favorite horror movies.


10/20/14

nefelibata [orig. Portuguese]  (n.) lit. "cloud walker"; one who lives in the clouds of their own imagination or dreams; one who does not obey the conventions of society, literature, or art.
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People are freaking out about terrorism and Ebola as the election looms.
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Wow. This guy says it's only a hobby: North American English Dialects. "Some people collect stamps. Others collect coins. I collect dialects."
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Books dictated from "beyond the grave."
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A porn star is filming a reality show in which she travels across England picking up random locals for sex in the back of a van. Local politicians are miffed
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The Obama administration has secured 526 months of prison time for national security leakers, versus only 24 months total jail time for everyone else since the American Revolution.
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Why is salvia such a uniquely terrifying drug?
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In this video, 90 famous female portraits throughout human history morph into each other in chronological order.
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What is with this new, disturbing YouTube trend? Here is TEN HOURS of Jeff Goldblum's laugh from Jurassic Park.


10/19/14

 photo - ssgDorothy Powers, Spokesman-Review journalist, dead at 93.

Here's an article she wrote in November of 1955: "The Row" Belongs to Broken Men, Shattered Dreams.
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It's been a long time since a movie has churned in my gut for so long after the initial viewing as has Roman Polanski's "Venus in Fur." Streaming on Netflix.

Last night I watched "The Den."  While researching webcam chat habits, a young woman witnesses a gruesome murder online. This hip-looking, web-savvy story will have you clicking at the windows and video files that fill your screen, not knowing if they're yours or from the film. Also streaming on Netflix.
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An illustrated history of unbelievably camouflaged ships.
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 photo - ssgThe most well-known geoglyphs in the world are the Nazca Lines of coastal Peru. Yet, in the Atacama Desert of Chile, there is another group of geoglyphs that are equally as impressive.
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Captain Beefheart's Ten Commandments of guitar playing: "Your guitar is not really a guitar."
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I'm not sure why, but here's Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead" time-stretched to nine hours. Here's the original.


10/18/14

Because people like me will write about it, USA Today is picking the "Best American Riverfront" contest. It's come down to Wilmington, N.C., where I've heard gangs of rabid teenagers roam the streets, looting and maiming and often actually crucifying tourists, and Spokane, WA., one of the greatest city on Earth. You can vote until Monday.
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Jesse directing Maddie     photo - ssgFilmmakers: How to create a forced perspective as seen in "Back to the Future."
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Ten murderers who changed how we investigate murder.
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Cinematography tips for directors with no space and no budget.
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Haunting voices: Ancient Greek music reconstructed.
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How did Iosif Vissarionovich Djugashvili—the grandson of serfs, the son of a washerwoman and a semiliterate cobbler—become one of the most brutal mass murderers the world has ever known? Understanding Stalin.
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How well will world religions cope with extraterrestrials?
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Today's chancy click.
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Here's another interesting study of "The Silence of the Lambs": The roots of a modern horror classic.
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Teens keep finding radical and wildly inappropriate ways to have sex.


10/17/14

It is possible that this date does not exist.


10/16/14

Don't you think it's more than just a bit ironic that a deadly virus has come to the American shores on Columbus Day?
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So you want to make a horror film? On jump scares and other basics of fright.
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Twenty things you didn't know about blood.
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Doppelgangers and the mythology of spirit doubles.
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Where the dead become diamonds: A Swiss company wants to change the way people mourn by transforming the remains of their loved ones into gems.
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Here's a video essay on the hidden side of "Silence of the Lambs'" most famous scene.
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This is what developing acute schizophrenia feels like.


10/15/14

I just watched Roman Polanski's  film Venus in Fur (2013). Wow. Two actors. One set. Brilliant acting. Provocative, funny, sexy. Deeply psychological. A study of sexual power dynamics. With a beautiful and surreal ending. (Now streaming on Netflix.)  
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The New York Times art critic rips David Lynch's art show.
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Foo Fighters cover Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" on the Late Show with David Letterman.
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John Oliver: Columbus Day - How Is That Still A Thing?
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The disturbing expansion of the military-industrial complex, by Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Corrigan Maguire.
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Sgt. Scott Brennan, a 26 year police veteran, on why Initiative 594 (the gun show loop hole law) is a bad idea.
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Auto Erotic: A man admits on a morning TV show that he has had sex with over 700 vehicles, including Mustangs, luxury Jaguars and even an attack helicopter.


10/14/14

There has been much interesting conversation and conceptualization in the past few decades on the subject of Post Scarcity Societies in science fiction literature. 
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The male ladybug must really suffer from an identity crisis.
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David Cronenberg: Why frustrated novelists hate the screenplay.
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How the US media sold the war on ISIS: The media's award-winning war propaganda.
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The murderous Chinese cult that thinks Jesus has returned - and she's Chinese. 
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Debating God: Notes on an unanswered question.
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The Hellfire Caves of West Wycombe are a network of man-made chalk and flint caverns in Buckinghamshire, England, made famous by their sordid past. They are named after the infamous Hellfire Club.
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Hitler was "a regular user of crystal meth," American military intelligence dossier reveals.
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Police arrest one of the 20 clowns terrorizing residents in the San Joaquin Valley 
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How to put out a fire.


10/13/14

Happy Columbus Day! Here's an excerpt from Chapter One of A People's History of the United States. Howard Zinn describes why he tells the story of Columbus's arrival "from the viewpoint of the Arawaks" and "the inevitable taking of sides which comes from selection and emphasis in history."
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John Pilger on ISIS: Only when we see the war criminals in our midst will the blood begin to dry.
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What it's like to carry your Nobel Prize through airport security.
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Telepathy may be best known in science fiction, but over the past 20 years, scientist have made huge breakthroughs in achieving "mind links" in real life.
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How neuroscience explains the urge to self-harm.
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One Nobel Peace Prize winner to another: Stop bombing people.
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The whale is a good demonstration of the reality of evolution.


10/12/14

I am awed by the desperation and rush-to-accept-ignorance in this web headline from DailyKos, "President Obama makes strongest statement yet for real net neutrality." 

The article is about how Obama has added his voice to the millions of Americans in opposition to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal for a tiered internet. The article begins "It helps to have the leader of the free world on your side..."

 photo net-neutrality.jpgWheeler, a venture capitalist and once one of the most powerful lobbyists for the cable and wireless industry, whose opinions about a tiered internet (i.e., one for us and one for the commoners) have been well known for years - well known by everyone - including Obama, WHO APPOINTED WHEELER TO THE POSITION LESS THAN ONE YEAR AGO!

It helps to have the leader of the free world on your side.
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A German filmmaker used a half-dozen GoPro cameras, a 3D printer, and a lot of spatial intelligence to make this unreal time-lapse.
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How long could you survive in a coffin if you were buried alive?
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The Art of Painting: where Stanley Kubrick and Johannes Vermeer try to see eye-to-eye. Literal comic relief. 
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Lemon juice, orange juice, onion juice; saliva, urine, blood, vinegar, aspirin, and a laxative: How to mix your own invisible ink.
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Big Brother is watching you through your metadata.
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The Inlander Short Fiction Contest is back.
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Elon Musk argues that we must put a million people on Mars if we are to ensure that humanity has a future.


10/11/14

 photo embryocover.gifParis museum promotes Marquis de Sade show with orgiastic trailer.
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A beginner's guide to building a wine collection.
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Watch three new documentary shorts about peace from the great filmmaker Errol Morris.
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Why we are innately afraid of certain things: Some fears are the lingering result of natural selection.
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How to survive an elevator free fall.


10/10/14

New release from StormCloudsGathering: How to Overcome Fear When Facing Real Danger.
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 photo fear.jpgAbout 70 people gathered outside of the Convention Center in downtown Spokane yesterday to protest the appearance of Condoleezza Rice and her role in US's invasion of Iraq under Bush.
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Transfixed by his own mind, Richard Dawkins misses much that is important about human beings: a monument to unthinking certitude.
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Confession: When I was a kid, all of those times I said "Cross my heart and hope to die" - I didn't really mean that last part.
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The former head of the CIA said he expects the war against ISIS tand affiliated groups to last 30 years.
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Paul Krugman's defense of Obama.
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Looking to blame someone for Kim Kardashian? Look no more. Oscar Wilde was the first to become famous for being famous.
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The Nazca head-hunters and their trophy heads.


10/9/14

The Mr. Dark Facebook page:
        "Like" it or not. 
          You like me... You really like me...


10/8/14

 photo - ssgI've been very busy lately: the restaurant is demanding, and I'm working on the Mr. Dark website (some technical issues this morn), and I'm writing a short script that is meant to be shot in one take. Very challenging.
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John Oliver on Civil Forfeiture. Brilliant.
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A flooded sinkhole in southern Mexico that terrifies local villagers was recently explored by underwater archaeologists, who found the submerged cavern littered with elongated skulls and human bones.
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The worst Draculas of all time.

photo - ssgKurt Vonnegut's advice to high school students: "Pretend you're Count Dracula."
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Dr. Cornel West says Obama has set back progressive movements in the US.
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"He had a thing for clip-on neckties. He once said LSD was the lazy man's Finnegans Wake." Marshall McLuhan 50 years later.
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Many of the weapons the militant group ISIS fights with in Iraq and Syria came from the US.


10/5/14

Jesse is going on some local podcast tonight to talk about his web mini-series, Mr. Dark. I gave him the obvious advice: Say something threatening. Take off your pants at some point during the interview. 
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photo - JJHThis one, though, yes,
you can click this one.


10/4/14

Don't do it. I'm warning you. Don't click on the floating bracelet.

photo - JJH


10/3/14

I just woke from a full night's sleep feeling all spry and "full of piss and vinegar," as Old Richard used to say. On my desk is a to-do list that appears to have been written by my hand: photo - ssg

     1) Work on MrDarkSeries.com
     2) Put ad for experienced cook on Craig's List.
     3) Clean yuck apartment. Hydrogen peroxide. Milk.
     4) Get goat head out of Marty's freezer.


10/2/14

Still no sleep. Must salvage what is left of my "real" job. Oh, and look at all the little birdies. Some have tiny horns. This one is named Carl. He's my friend...


10/1/14 photo/graphic - JJH

The "Mr. Dark" series opener is in the can. Wow, what a ride. Yes, it's awesome! Some incredible visuals and some great acting. Jesse is trying to have it edited and finished by Halloween. Fifteen amazing people were directly involved in the project: actors, extras and crew - and more have been added since. 

But for now, some sleep...


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