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


ocumenting modern culture 
as it manifests
on or near that hotspot
on the surrealistic power grid
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. 

Episode Two is ONLINE NOW!

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


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I come upon a cloudburst near 
Joshua Tree National Park.

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

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

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.

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My brush with the
Black Scythe 9/1/13


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

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

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

What I Learned from 
the Spokane Anarchists

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

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

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


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.

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

I make soup.

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

I've been a part of

NYC 100 Hour Film Race

The Dairy Heirs

NYC 24 Hour Film Race


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

50 Hour Film Slam


The Burning

Oxy and Drakkar

48 Hour Film Fest

The Appraisal


The Sacrifice

The Tenth Floor



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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.


 It's a joke. 
It's just a joke.

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


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

Randomly generated compliments with a rosemary/veal sauce.

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

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

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

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


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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The Great Salt Flats

Descent into the Valley of Death

Anasazi Ruins

Mi Dentista Mexicano

No Thirteens in Las Vegas

Ghost Town

Antelope Near Devil's Tower

Paradox at Bonneville Salt Flats

Kansas Prairie Fire

Chicago Revelation 

MO of MY

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.

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

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

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with weird stories 
behind them.

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

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

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of my stuff

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

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.

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

 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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of my stuff

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

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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Jumping to Conclusions 
at Pig Out in the Park


Occupy Spokane's
 Diverse Folk

Deer in Downtown Spokane

Bestial Zen


Drunk Dude Rescued

Because Art Matters


Shadows of Luigi

Do you smite me, sir?


$1 PBRs

Where Did I Put 
My Sunglasses?

Ledger Parade


Shem in Snow

The Line

Leroy Promo

Dealing with Evil


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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
#1 - #2 - #3 - #4

Prototype Project
Issues 1 - 5



Other Past Issues

I first used "The Bing" as a name for The Bing Crosby Theater 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 edition.
Go to the current blog.


Here's JJH Productions' entry in the 24 Hour Film Race:


Spokane is named All-American City by the National Civic League for the third time. 

In the 21st century, revolution stopped being the name you gave to a transformative historical moment and became the name a political technology gave itself in order to gain importance.

NASA spies strange lone "pyramid" on dwarf planet Ceres.

Ask Siri "What is zero divided by zero?"

Why are beggars despised? by George Orwell.

The allegory of the dragon.


Heat records shattered across Washington state yesterday. Bank signs read 110 in downtown Spokane. It was still 90 degrees at 2 am this morning ... Upwind of us massive fires are burning in East Wenatchee, with concern about possible ammonia and methyl bromide leaks ... And on top of all of that, a semi-truck overturned near Coeur d'Alene and spilled ONE MILLION LIVE BEES! ...  Also, I'm investigating reports that mole people with an appetite for human flesh are emerging from the earth throughout Spokane Valley. 
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Peek over the edge from the Centennial Trail above ... The north bank of the Spokane river downstream of the Monroe Street Bridge was once referred to as Shacktown.

Synchronicity: The famous psychotherapist Carl Jung coined the term in the 1920s to reference the alignment of universal forces with a person's experiences.

John Oliver slams CNN for mistaking Pride Parade's dildo flag for ISIS flag.
Here's all six minutes and twenty seconds of the actual CNN report.


This morning there are no Hoopfest players as mentally pummeled, bruised, sore, scrapped up, cut and bloodied as the average downtown restaurant worker.

Check out this film my friend and colleague Jesse James Hennessy did for Melinda Hurt about the one year anniversary of her (now defunct) marriage.

Yesterday set the record for hottest June temps in Spokane at 104. The record will last until today, with a forecast of 108 plus.

The Mars pyramid: Alien structure or everyday pareidolia?

How to own your story: The art of personal narrative and the power of textured storytelling.

Five writing rules that should be ignored.

Chris Squire, Yes bassist and co-founder, dead at 67.

Lindsay Graham changes his mind on the Confederate flag.

How did the turtle get its shell?

There are still mounds of snow melting in Boston.

Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

The Rainbow Family wants to hold its annual druggie love-fest in the Black Hills, but a local Indian group is fighting back.

A Cornell professor has a five-step guide to not being stupid.


Hey, I have a good idea. Let's take tens of thousands of testosterone-addled young men, tens of thousands of half-naked young women, pack them into a confined area, then turn the heat up to 110 - 115 degrees and see what happens. And what the heck, let's toss in some alcohol to keep it interesting. Think the CIA drug experiment in the movie "Jacob's Ladder" but with mega-tits and boy boners. Locals hide your daughters, restaurateurs count your silverware - Hoopfest 2015 is coming to town. 


Pentagon rewrites "Law of War" declaring "belligerent" journalists as legitimate targets.

How can life emerge form nonliving matter? Researchers help answer questions about life's chemical origins.

All mountain stations across Washington that measure snowpack are reporting the same number: zero.

Why every state flag is stupid.

This short documentary explores the reasons that some men sound stereotypically gay.

The tricks people use to avoid debate.

He sleeps in Hitler's bed. he has quietly amassed the world's largest collection of Nazi memorabilia. Now he wants to share it with the world.

Is it okay to eat dogs?

The modern history of swearing: Where all the dirtiest words come from.


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Rachel Dolezal buys her black weaves from a white lady: an excellent article written by Spokane artist and entrepreneur Melinda "Doc" Hurt, proprietor of Doctored Locks, "a hair junky's fantasy come to life," and who also happens to be the make-up/hair person for JJH Productions.

In this article, the Ten Careers with the Most Psychopaths, number six is Journalist and number nine is Chef, which doesn't surprise me at all.

I posted my comment about the Confederate flag (see 6/20) on a article that called for its elimination. If you have Facebook, you can read the resulting storm.


My new get-rich-quick scheme: Buy one ounce of pure mercury. Remove one proton per atom. Cash in one ounce of pure gold. Repeat.

The rise of escape route games. They are sure to provide interesting insights into group psychology.

Mysterious pentagram spotted in Kazakhstan desert.

The strange WWII story of Bagpiper Millin.

A new Center for Strategic and International Studies report says the US should develop new, low-yield, tactical nuclear weapons to deter countries from seeking nuclear weapons of their own.

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Here's a 1946 Encyclopaedia Britannica Film: Despotism and Democracy
It doesn't look good for our team.

Pope Francis condemns the legalization of marijuana

Here's the full text of Charleston shooter Dylann Roof's manifesto.

The mother lode of deliciously disturbing and disgusting VHS horror art.

One hundred ideas that changed art.

Here are the winners of NOAA's "Weather in Focus" contest.

Watch the ten best VICE documentaries about sex. Or drugs.

What the books and movies get right, and what they get very wrong, about the psychology of BDSM players.


Yes, I think the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism; but, if you call for its elimination, and then go out and unfurl your American flag that flew as we exterminated the North American Indians, along with countless other atrocities, don't you think that's being a bit self-righteous and hypocritical?

photo - ssgSeth Meyers: "Donald Trump announced yesterday that he is running for president. And based on the amount of bronzer he uses, he's running for president of the Spokane NAACP."

Styles of movie directors interpreted as architectural designs.

Fifteen of the most bizarre author deaths on record.

Screenplay writing explained in seven infographics.

Here's a vigorous debate among scholars about the true origin of a preference among straight males for big butts.

Why was the Charleston killer wearing a Rhodesia flag patch?

Robin Williams explains the invention of golf.


Watch Episode One and Two now!


Davenport Grand Hotel officially opens.

Surprise, surprise. Rachel Dolezal in talks for a reality show.

Oh, yeah. And she's bisexual.

Rachel Dolezal isn't the most important race story in Spokane.

Here's an interview with the editor and photographer behind the wildly influential goth fanzine: Propaganda.

Postmodern surveillance dystopia: "The Internet, our greatest tool for emancipation, has been transformed into the most dangerous facilitator of totalitarianism we have ever seen."

Democracy Now! roundtable discusses Rachel Dolezal.

The Church of the SubGenius is still preaching slack.


There is historical precedence for Rachel Dolezal's "I identify as black" contention.

In yesterday's TV blitz, Rachel Dolezal says the white couple who outed her may not be her real parents.

Is being black as simple as saying you are, as Rachel Dolezal did?

Jon Stewart creates a new segment to discuss Rachel Dolezal: "Whaaaaaaaat!?"

Ouch. From the Opinion page of the New York Times: "I will accept Ms. Dolezal as black like me only when society can accept me as white like her," writes Tamara Winfrey.

Rachel Dolezal story is a lesson in how racism works - The Boston Globe.

Larry Wilmore on The Nightly Show rips on Dolezal as well.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Let Rachel Dolezal be as black as she wants to be.

Police oversight panelists say Dolezal said in interview that her father was a black police officer.

Salon thinks Rachel Dolezal ran circles around Matt Lauer on "Today."


Episode Two of Mr. Dark is nearly complete.

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John Oliver on torture in the US.

US is poised to put heavy weaponry in Eastern Europe.

A Liberty Lake couple loses life savings of $500,000 in a sophisticated scam.

What would happen if you shot a gun in space?


I just saw Jesse's entry for New York's 24 Hour Film Race 2015. I love it. "Mental" is wonderfully directed and edited, as are all of Jesse's films. Beautiful cinematography. We can't put it online until after the judging. See it here in a few weeks.

In the meantime, enjoy our last year's entry A Drink in the Dark, which finished in the top 24 out of the hundreds of films in this international competition.

Through his work, neuroscientist James Fallon discovered that he has the brain of a psychopath.

DMT and the Bible: an interview with Rick Strassman.

GFY: Dems dealt their Commander-in-Chief a big blow to his trade agenda on Friday by blocking key provisions from implementation.

"Dammit I'm Mad" is "Dammit I'm Mad" backwards.
"Dammit I'm Mad Backwards" is "S'draw K.C. ab-dammit I'm Mad" backwards.
"S'draw K.C. ad-dammit I'm Mad Backwards" is "S'draw K.C. ab-dammit I'm Mad-da .C.K wards" backwards.


My son James says that the sad thing about the Rachel Dolezal white-woman-pretending-to-be-black story is that Spokane has so few black people that nobody said, "Wow, that's totally a white chick pretending to be black." 

Really, think about it. There's so few blacks in Spokane that even the local chapter of the NAACP looked at her and said, "Hey, close enough. We'll take what we can get."

The best photo op of the year is happening in downtown Spokane today - The Gay Pride Parade is snaking though town and meeting in Riverfront Park.


The TPP, or the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is a trade deal that has been negotiated in secret for years now. A lot of people are going to be affected by this, but for some reason the public is not allowed to see what's in it. In fact many of the lawmakers which are about to vote on this deal haven't even read it themselves. Those who have, are forbidden to expose what it contains. Here's what you're not being told.

The transatlantic trade deal is a full-frontal assault on democracy.

Jim Hightower: The TPP is a corporate coup d'etat - against us.

Stop calling the TPP a trade agreement - It isn't.

The road to dictatorship is surprisingly easy: House takes key steps to giving Obama "fast-track" negotiating authority on Pacific Rim trade deal.


Obama goes full Stalin as his lawyers waste little time to subvert justice and restore the NSA's bulk surveillance program.

You've never seen the Spokane River as low as it is right now.

Werner Herzog once broke into a strangers home and solved their crossword puzzle.

Reality doesn't exist until you look at it.

Mysterious sounds heard across the world.

Strange trumpet sounds debunked.

These organic burial pods will turn you into a tree when you die.


Concerning the videos claiming that Ralph Rieckermann, the former bassist for The Scorpions, admits he has attended snuff parties where people are murdered - well, here's Ralph Rieckermann.

More white people problems: Travel is supposed to make us feel more alive, so why is the hotel room a place of such loneliness and despair?

Kitchen slang 101: How to talk like a real-life line cook.

The psychology of writing and the cognitive science of the perfect daily routine.

America's 21 most popular last names.

Spokane looks to build new skate park to replace crime-ridden location.


The surreal art of hugh kretschmerSupernormal Stimuli, a comic: The seduction of our senses.

ISIS now controls two-thirds of the Humvees the US supplied to Iraq to fight terrorists.

Childhood development and the psychological roots of disgust.

Ray Kurzweil's predictions for the next 25 years.

The Fermi Paradox: Life is durable, and Earth-like planets aren't so rare. So where are all the aliens you might expect to meet?


Here's my new obsession: I want to produce a band named Joe. Everyone in the band would be named Joe, and all of the songs would be about people named Joe - Joe McCarthy, Joe DiMaggio, Joe Goebbels, Joe Merrick the Elephant Man, Joe Stalin, Mean Joe Green, Joe Blow, Uncle Joe from the Petticoat Junction series. If I can get just get a fraction of the world's Joes to buy the records I'll be guaranteed a slew of commercial hits. 

The unexpected math behind Van Gogh's "Starry Night."

SWAT team destroys innocent man's home to catch a shoplifter.

For terrorist fear-mongers, it's always the scariest time ever: Here's a look at 14 years of hysteria.

Loneliness and Isolation: Necessary ingredients of creativity?

photo graphic - ssgDude, where's my Humvee? Reuters chronicles the path of weapons from the US to the Islamic State's arsenal.

Here is a list and biographies of the most famous, influential drunks in history.

Futurist Ray Kurzweil on what he believes to be the upper limits of future human intelligence and computing power.


US soldiers recount the shocking ease with which civilians were murdered in Afghanistan.

Why stop at wedding parties? US drones attack Afghanistan funeral, killing 34 mourners. I just can't figure out why they hate us...

Check out these very odd North Korean propaganda videos.

Ray Bradbury on how list-making can boost your creativity.

I asked psychics to connect with my non-existent dead sister.

Be careful with that hammer and sickle, Eugene: Soviet accident prevention poster.

Soviet anti-alcoholism posters.

Victim of CIA says torture worse than you know.


I'm not ashamed to admit that I have way too much fun with my brain.

The dying Aleister Crowley flubbed one syllable of the magickal incantation and came back as Elmer Fudd.

I've heard people say that Bernie Sanders can't win because America won't vote for a Socialist Jew; yet, they turn around and celebrate a Socialist Jew every Christmas.

WikiLeaks offers $100K bounty for Obama's secret trade deal text.

Shots from Tarantino movies alongside of the scenes of other movies that inspired them.

Just a good ol' boy I'd like to have a beer and destroy an economy with: For the first time in a decade, Americans expressed a favorable view of George W. Bush.

Britain's Daily Mail has a different take: Bush is more hated than Stalin and Lenin, claims study

How the US fueled the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq.


My friend, Dan, asked me to do a video - that he can show potential investors - of these two downtown Spokane buildings he wants to renovate:



If you could like likes on Facebook, there would be people who would like their own like of their own post.

Here's a graphic history of creative culture's favorite Bohemians.

Parts of the Patriot Act may be dying, but American surveillance will live on and on and on.

Finally, some good news: Instead of playing golf, the world's elderly are staging heists and robbing banks.

What has the war on drugs done to the world? So asks TED.

Bad pieces of sex advice from the Sixties.

You can kill ten million people and still not be remembered as a bad guy.

Under Republican, man exploits man. Under Democrats, it's just the opposite.

Continue your journey through recent archives of OtherSpokane:

May '15
Jan '15
* Feb - March '15 * April '15
Oct '14 * Nov '14 * Dec '14
Aug '14 - Sept '14  *  May - July '14  * 
Jan - April '14
* Sept - Dec '13 * April - Aug '13  
Feb - March '13  *  Dec '12 - Jan '13  
Oct - Nov '12  * July - Sept '12  *  Jan - June '12 
2011  *  2010  *  2009  * And beyond...


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