5/ 31 /15
The trial of the SS
bookkeeper from Auschwitz exposes not only the banality, but the
bean-counting, that was integral to the Holocaust.
An occult history of
the television set.
Umbrella Home: Super efficiency.
Jodorowsky: "The more I progressed with Tarot readings, the
more I noticed that all problems have their roots in the family
For centuries, altitude sickness thwarted our
attempts to reach sacred heights.
mysterious force repelled us?
5/ 30 /15
Inlander dissed The Eagles in the most wonderful way.
Musk thinks we could get
from New York to Los Angeles in 45 minutes.
skeletons of sexually perverse nuns discovered in Oxford.
Incarcerated at four years
old, beaten by Jesuits, left outside during a bombing raid: Alfred
Hitchcock wasn't normal.
quietly ends federal government's ban on medical
Underground website creator is
to life in prison.
The surprising history
of the humble pencil.
5/ 29 /15
is the notebook that Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes
mailed to his psychiatrist just prior to the 2012 shooting.
left's dubious antiwar history: Republicans are pro-war and
Democrats are anti-war?
A final solution to the summer
you need a Hitler Ice Cream Cone.
Spokane County Sheriff says police
militarization is a myth.
of uploading one's consciousness to a computer without a suicide
The English language just
officially got some new words: four
of them are new food words.
Why do ancient Buddhist
beliefs overlap so strongly with those of modern neuroscience?
5/ 28 /15
New research places us on
the cusp of brain-to-brain communication. Do we really want to
fuse our minds together?
Why the most powerful time
travel stories aren't
about changing the past.
Modern warfare: A $70 million
aircraft drops a $350,000 bomb on a $10 tent.
Spokane Sheriff warns
bikers against hurling volleyballs at police cars.
Here's George Jones singing
his first number one hit White
Lightning, about a vice that would later haunt him.
A revolutionary prepares
to execute the last Tsar of Russia and his entire family:
"...shooting people isn't the easy matter that it might seem to
geography: Map details what horror flicks were set in your home
begets insanity like a bloody revolution - and so the French
Revolution seems to have left a preponderance of madness in its
5/ 26 /15
Saudi Arabia, the very country
which brought the world one of the most brutal and intolerant
religious ideologies - Wahhabism -
seeks leadership of the United Nation Rights Council.
Ladin's Bookshelf: Earlier this month, the Office of the
Director of National Intelligence released books and documents taken
during the raid on Bin Ladin's compound.
A little violence can
sometimes work to defend against predatory bankers. Consider
the farmers of Le Mars, Iowa in 1933.
Mummies' infamous Fuck
You letter to Sub Pop and some other of their cool FUs.
Yeah, but Salvador Dali
a damn fascist.
No more lies on Memorial Day:
Made Easy (How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to
5/ 24 /15
So, so funny - John
Oliver on Japanese Mascots.
The Pullman dude out to
collect every single copy of the movie "Speed" on VHS got
a write-up in Vice.
Every year, the people of
Citilcum, Yucatan, Mexico meet up to beat
a bunch of animals to death.
Night Doctors: The terror behind the abduction phenomenon.
Nash, dead at 86.
Biafra's spoken word in Barcelona: I
Am Your Clock.
Finding the legendary Mongolian
five corporations are making millions from mass incarceration.
Decapitation discovery reveals
gruesome practices of the ancient Inca.
5/ 23 /15
Pulitzer Prize winner Chris
Hedges (who recently spoke in Spokane on the "Wages of
Rebellion") is hard on Bernie
Sanders in this piece from Truthdig: Make
the Rich Panic.
3-Pipe Solution: The underrated creativity of Sherlock Holmes.
What is the difference between
Why bees build
dumb attempt to ban Gustave
Courbet's masterpiece painting " The
Origin of the World" reveals its ignorance about life
Here's a 2005 story by
Foster Wallace about the
cutthroat world of political talk radio.
fear of death explain the development of art, religion,
language, economics, science, and almost all of human behavior?
5/ 21 /15
Samuel Rosenstock left Romania and became
Tristan Tzara by "pranks, buffoonery, intoxication,
sabotage, taboo-breaking, playing childish and/or dangerous games,
waking up dead gods, and not taking education seriously."
The lewd and lurid
people kill one another in war: "...there are things that
you can't put in a book because they are too horrific."
The top ten
things I've always wanted to say to David Letterman.
tricks to appear smart in meetings.
water and Jesuit's powder: Experimenting with some antiquated
mild psychoactive drugs, and how the lines between recreational
drugs, medicinal remedies and food have always been blurry.
5/ 20 /15
5/ 18 /15
It's about time. I was saying
this twenty years ago. From the Spokesman-Review: Questions
arise over Col. George Wright's legacy.
This from the Columbia
Journalism Review: The
media's reaction to Seymour Hersh's bin Laden scoop has been
popular mind control techniques used today.
adoption of the COEXIST bumper sticker signals a dangerous
inability to understand the roots of religious conflict.
"When I was young, I
believed in three things: Marxism, the redemptive power of cinema,
and dynamite. Now I just believe in dynamite."
5/ 17 /15
Electrocution as a humane method of execution was
first proposed in 1885. Five years later, a newspaper recorded its
first use: Rigor
"The gum you like is going to come back in style."
“There will be, in the next generation or so, a
pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and
producing dictatorship without tears..."
~ Aldous Huxley
in 1962 where he discusses this
concept. Here's a
lecture Huxley gave in Berkeley
A man on his way to LA - where he hoped to become a
music-video producer -
his life savings of $16,000 seized by federal agents. The term
meant to give this crime a veneer of legitimacy is "civil-asset
1899 interview with Nikola Tesla that shows how far "out
there" he really was.
Is the office cubicle actually designed to crush
strange history and significance of a much-loathed space.
5/ 16 /15
Here's a behind-the-scenes
short I did for Jesse's Mr. Dark series: Jesse records the amazingly
talented Christopher Lamb on the violin.
horror director Ron Ford mentions Jesse and the Mr. Dark series
in a recent blog.
Gov. Inslee declares
drought emergency throughout Washington state.
The Boston bomber is given the
death sentence. Maybe they'll put him in a boat and shoot a thousand
holes in it.
Bernie Sanders has
Lynch is back on the new Twin Peaks.
a cool film about transhumanism, head transplants, DNA digital
codes, killer robots, nanotechnology, psychedelics and cryogenics.
5/ 15 /15
Pssst. Hey, you...
5/ 13 /15
around the world are
the freedom to assemble.
For some soldiers of
the Second World War, the
best souvenir was a human skull.
_____ There are still a few good reasons
to read the Spokesman-Review. One is columnist Shawn Vestal
- in today's paper: Spokane's Eighth Man Group Loud,
Proud and Short on Substance.
_____ Here's Adam Sandler's
funny and emotional ode
to David Letterman.
The many euphemisms for our most obscene polysyllable.
_____ Q: Does writing fiction
cause manic-depression or merely mimic the symptoms of
"If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific
knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed
on to the next generation of creatures, what statement would
contain the most information in the fewest words? I believe
it is the atomic hypothesis that all things are made of
atoms — little particles that move around in perpetual
motion, attracting each other when they are a little
distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one
another. In that one sentence, you will see, there is
an enormous amount of information about the world, if just a
little imagination and thinking are applied."
~ Richard Feynman
5/ 12 /15
I have two days off from The
Restaurant - the first real days off I've had in months. What do
normal people usually do with this leisure time?
Spokane citizen has sparked a free speech debate at the Spokane
City Council by trying to restrict his use of the word "hookerville"
when referring to the East Sprague area.
The reporter who broke the My
Lai massacre story, the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse story says the
story we've been told - about how Osama bin Laden was killed - is a lie.
James Dio's 1983 Budweiser radio ad.
Archivists uncover a
stash of lost Mark Twain stories.
Feynman reminds us that our
divisions of life are artificial and arbitrary.
The subversive and secretive street artist has turned the art world
One hundred military
manuals you can download for free.
5/ 11 /15
My son James was in town yesterday to celebrate his
40th birthday and we were having a drink at Mootsys with some of his
old punk rock friends and they were talking about the raucous, hard
drinking, Devil-may-care, party-all-night, slam dancing old days and
then James mentioned something about his pediatrician.
To be fair, he later went out and smoked Cuban
cigars and shot a machine gun.
5/ 8 /15
here to watch and vote for Jesse's entry in the 50 Hour Slam
film competition: Chef's
5/ 6 /15
Oh, my dear, faithful readers,
there soon could be some very dramatic changes in my life.
5/ 5 /15
I hear a lot of bikers complaining about Spokane
drivers and their lack of respect for the two-wheel commuters. I
bike to work daily, and have found that total lawlessness is the
answer - sidewalks, patios, narrows between buildings, wrong way
down a one way, zipping through red lights. I play a game where I
try to break as many laws as possible. My record is twenty
transgressions per mile, which you'd think would be easy to break,
but so far I've limited myself to misdemeanors.
5/ 3 /15
director Jesse James
Hennessy who won Best Editing for the 50 Hour Slam entry
Bloomsday today: All of
downtown Spokane smells of caramel corn, body odor and urinal cakes.
musical mind control from Mesmer to the Satanic panic.
Very telling: See
who has contributed to the campaigns of Hillary Clinton as opposed
to Bernie Sanders over the past 25 years.
Untold Story of Silk Road: How a 29-year-old idealist built a
global drug bazaar and became a murderous kingpin.
One hundred years ago,
Spokane's crematorium offered residents free
ashes for their gardens.
to connect America with Russia? The 12,519 mile mega-highway
would allow you to drive from New York to London.
The world's weirdest
Murder, torture, mass death by
plague - the
dark side of Mother Goose.
Congratulations to the British
Empire for acquiring yet another royal parasite.
5/ 1 /15
It's Bloomsday weekend, which
means I'll be holed up in the dingy recesses of The Restaurant's
nether regions until Sunday night. Barring any injuries or arrests,
I'll see you back here Monday morning. Wish me luck.
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