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 happening NOW!


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


Elsewhere...

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MY ViDEOS

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

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.

Nib-Ron's Warning to OrbEarth
Take heed, gullible earth creatures. (But 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.


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My brush with the
Black Scythe 9/1/13


Mi VIDEOhS

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

What I Learned from 
the Spokane Anarchists

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

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

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.


Poster by Chris ?

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


MY ViDS

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.

Soup
I make soup.

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


CONTESTS
I've been a part of

NYC 100 Hour Film Race

2014
The Dairy Heirs
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NYC 24 Hour Film Race

2015
Mental

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

2014
Cursed

2013
The Burning

2011
Oxy and Drakkar
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48 Hour Film Fest
 (discontinued)

2013
The Appraisal

2012
Gazoombas!

2011
The Sacrifice

2010
The Tenth Floor


2009

 
bag

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MY V-ViDS

Occupy Spokane
Dominates Downtown

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

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

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

Geothermal 
Giggle

 It's a joke. 
It's just a joke.


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


MORE OF MY ViDEOS

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

Compliments
Randomly generated compliments with a rosemary/veal sauce.

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

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

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


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


MY ViDS

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

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

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

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


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MY TRIP(Y) CLIPS

The Great Salt Flats

Descent into the Valley of Death

Anasazi Ruins

Mi Dentista Mexicano

No Thirteens in Las Vegas

Ghost Town

Antelope Near Devil's Tower

Paradox at Bonneville Salt Flats

Kansas Prairie Fire

Chicago Revelation 

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MO of MY
STUFF

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

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

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

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


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EARLY CREEPY COLLABORATIONS
with weird stories 
behind them.

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

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


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AND EVEN MORE
of my stuff

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

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

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

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

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

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AAAAAAAND
EVEN MORE
of my stuff

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

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

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

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

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

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

OtherSpokane Intro
OtherSpokane's Instructional Video


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MY ViDEO SHORTS

Jumping to Conclusions 
at Pig Out in the Park

Whores4wars

Occupy Spokane's
 Diverse Folk

Deer in Downtown Spokane

Bestial Zen

Maniac

Drunk Dude Rescued

Because Art Matters

Ride

Shadows of Luigi

Do you smite me, sir?

Wiener

$1 PBRs

Where Did I Put 
My Sunglasses?

Ledger Parade

Titanic

Shem in Snow

The Line

Leroy Promo

Dealing with Evil

1night@Mootsys


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POLiTICS 2012

Ron Paul in Spokane

Part One
Part Two

The Newt in The Kan at The Bing

Part One
Part Two


Heeere's my face 
on Facebook


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Favorite Blasts from this
Website's Past:

Judy Roger's
Sarcastic Pantyraid 2000

ColdFire Labyrinth

My meeting with
Stacey #1 - #2

dewD-ling --
Coversations with dewD

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

TheOTHERSpokane
Prototype Project
Issues 1 - 5

Paranoid-Critical
Letters

Correspondence

Other Past Issues


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


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

 

This is an archive edition.
Go to the current blog.

9/29/15

FINALLY, I'm on the road, heading South. Check back in a few days for updates or follow the journey on my Facebook.


9/28/15

My trip is postponed for one more day. Why is it so hard to get out of Spokane? It's like my foot is caught in a marmot trap.
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Last night Jesse and crew shot another Mr. Dark scene at the beautiful 1899 House Bed & Breakfast. Many thanks to owners Louis Flores III and Gillian Cranehahn for their hospitality and support of the arts in Spokane. 
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There's a deeper meaning here somewhere: Banksy's Dismaland will be used to house refugees
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Major NASA announcement: Water flows on Mars.

A hundred years of investigation, imagination and speculation about life on Mars.
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John Oliver on migrants and refugees.
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Images of the Blood Moon from around the world.


9/27/15

If the world doesn't end, I'll be on the road again, starting early tomorrow morn following the eclipse and setting of the year's fourth Blood Moon. I might be able to update these pages during my travels. If not, follow the journey on my Facebook.
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When I read the headline "Mark Wahlberg had some fun with the pope in Philadelphia" my first fear was that it might have something to do with a certain prosthetic he reportedly stole from a certain movie shoot.
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Stephen Colbert found some of the most absurd Pope Francis merchandise money can buy.
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NYT: Francis, the perfect 19th-century pope.
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Cast the first stone...Did the pope really say that you don't have to believe in God to go to heaven? No.
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Let's suppose every night you were able to dream every dream you wanted to dream.
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A look at subliminal messages hidden in popular movies.
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Grammerstuff: Do the em dash.


9/26/15

I'm getting ready for another road trip: The Blood Moon Tour. More on this tomorrow.
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DemocracyNow!: Pope Francis' connection with Argentina's military dictatorship and the 1976 abduction of Jesuit priests.
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The New Yorker: The pope is no more a liberal pope than he is a secret Muslim pope.
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VinnieThe first super moon eclipse in 32 years happens this Sunday.
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Louis C.K. hates cellphones.
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UK Labor Leader says 9/11 was manipulated to look like Osama Bin Laden was responsible to allow the West to go to war in Afghanistan.
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Top hidden features in iOS 9.
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Take a tour through Iceland's penis museum.


9/25/15

I just heard Pope Francis speak to the United Nations - beautiful words, all true. But, they are the same words Pope Paul VI said at the UN in 1965, and Pope John Paul II in 1979, and Pope Benedict XVI in 2008: No more war, no abortion or gay stuff, be kind to the poor, stand up for purity, love, hope, peace...

Here's the text of the pope's speech to the UN.
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Yesterday, a religious leader - who claims to be infallible and incapable of making a mistake because he speaks in place of Jesus Christ Himself - warned America against "ideological extremism," and that we must be careful "of every type of fundamentalism" - which is like going to a tittie bar and having the lap dancer grind on you throughout a Hall and Oates song while lecturing on the dangers of STDs.

Here's the text of the pope's speech to Congress.
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A visual guide to common cemetery symbols.
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More than 700 people were killed in a stampede near Mecca.
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How to tell if your subversive artwork is really that subversive: Separating the shock from the schlock.


9/24/15

The closest religious act I've committed in many years occurred when the pope said something about curbing global arms production, and the United States Congress had the audacity to stand and applaud, and I threw up a little bit in my mouth. Selah...
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I am baffled by the Left's extreme schizophrenia regarding the pope. How can you spend years trouncing evangelical Christians for being ignorant and superstitious, and then praise the pope who - in front of billions of people on American television yesterday - claims he magically transformed a piece of bread into the actual, physical body of Jesus ... and then ate Him! Maybe if Jimmy Swaggart, or Jerry Falwell, or Jim and Tammy Faye would have claimed to be able to make fire dance on their fingertips, or said they could pull a rabbi out of their hats ... well, maybe things would have been different between you guys.
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For many years, American society has lived under a state of siege. We have constantly been bombarded, every minute of every day, with psychological conditioning that is meant to lead us into a state of hopelessness. We are addicted to the source of this Pavlovian conditioning - television.
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No Refunds by ultra-raunchy, in-your-face comedian Doug Stanhope. It was recorded in New York in 2007, with Stanhope at the height of his career and drunkenness. The funniest and most uncomfortable hour I've spent in years.

Doug Stanhope illustrates "the absurdity of the bin Laden death fable."

Doug Stanhope on the Alex Jones show


9/23/15

First day of Autumn!
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He'd still be alive if he hadn't died. 
Yogi Berra
, dead at 90.
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Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk are speaking out about the dangers of our increasingly smart machines: Do we need to prepare for the robot uprising?
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Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub has been forced to resign.
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Manufacturing Neoliberalism: How the Council of Foreign Relations marketed global capitalism.
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What the internet looked like 20 years ago: Check out this edition of Computer Chronicles in '95.
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Oakland residents respond as the largest police training in the world invades.


9/22/15

The 1998 Robert Smigel animated short film Conspiracy Theory Rock, part of a March 1998 "TV Funhouse" segment, has been removed from all subsequent airings of the Saturday Night Live episode where it originally appeared. 
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--->   Everything you wanted to know about sects but were afraid to ask  --->
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Something very weird in the sky in Snowflake, AZ yesterday morning.
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Getting to Mars would require nine months spent in a tiny, hermetically sealed capsule - and that's the easy part. Let's not move to Mars. Recent plans to colonize the red planet are excessively optimistic.
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The best political scandal of the decade: Did British PM David Cameron have sex with a dead pig? #piggate
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Here's the trailer for Crimson Peak, a new film by Guillermo del Toro.
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_ _ _ _  the pope.


9/21/15

Gettin' ready for the road...


9/20/15

NYT: Banksy and the problem with sarcastic art.
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Hallucinations caused by lightning.
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A brief history of the Popemobile.
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Twenty years ago The Washington Post made the difficult decision to print Ted Kaczynski's rambling text. It led cops to the Unibomber.
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When overcome with the nuts-and-bolts of reality, it's necessary to take a moment and remember what you once considered important and beautiful:

Buffalo Bill's defunct

Eating poetry

Stopping by woods on a snowy evening

Fire and Ice

The Hollow Men

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock


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I'm a' fixin' to go South again ... 
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Nobel secretary regrets giving Obama the peace prize
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These killer clown pranks are so wonderfully wrong.
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Why does light travel at the speed of light? Why not slower? Or faster?
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Our friends in Saudi Arabia are planning to behead Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, crucify him on a cross, and leave his body to rot in public.


9/18/15

I still have some hope that the 14-year-old, Muslim, Clock-(not-a-bomb)-Kid, Ahmed Mohamed, when taking his invention to the White House, will ask President Obama about the 16-year-old, Muslim, Not-a-Terrorist-Kid, Abdulrahman Awlaki, who was killed by a CIA drone strike, as well as the seven other predominately Muslim countries Obama has authorized bombing in his presidency so far, or the practice of considering all military-age males as "combatants," or the "signature strike" practice of drone-killing unidentified individuals based on their location and behavior visuals alone, or the "double strike" practice of drone-bombing anyone who tries to come to the aid of victims of a previous strike. Think about it, Ahmed. Your invention could still be considered a bomb.
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"He reminds one of Mussolini - a corporatist buffoon with a huge ego and a mean streak. He is a first rate demagogue. His brand of racial politics is just vague enough to be popular with enough people to earn him a serious following, but specific enough for us to know the atrocities this type of talk can lead to."
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to replace Donald Trump as the host of Celebrity Apprentice. That's right, another American job is taken by a foreigner.
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NYT: Crazy talk at the Republican debate.
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Remember when someone actually said something important in front of that big airplane? Ron Paul schools the warmongers on Iraq. Watch this! It's important.
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Billy, the Teenage Stoner: A lesson on the "General Welfare" clause of the U.S. Constitution.
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Extreme, extreme: The literature of laughing gas.
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Photos of the bodies of climbers left on Mt. Everest.


9/17/15

Clearly, the big winner of the GOP debate was the commercial for the pharmaceutical drug that combats toenail fungus.
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Here's the full transcript of the debate.
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Here are clips of Ronald Reagan's debate lines that would have gotten him booed off the stage of his own library.
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CNN points out Nancy Reagan in the crowd. Or not.
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GOP candidates, asked to name iconic American women, cite foreigners and their relatives.
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Trumped: His 14 most memorable debate lines.
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Here are CNN's awful debate questions rephrased as good ones.
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Here are Bernie Sanders' tweets during the GOP debates. 
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Trump tried to make up for making misogynistic comments about Carly Fiorina, the only woman in the Republican presidential race, by saying she was "beautiful." This is how she reacted.
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NYT: An overdose of Trump. How the Republicans fared.


9/16/15

The kid in Texas was not arrested for making a clock that looks like a bomb; he was arrested for being a student who looks like a bomber.
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Seven things about Ronald Reagan you won't hear at the Reagan Library GOP debate tonight.
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From The Guardian: If Europe faced another catastrophe, can you be sure you wouldn't join the killers? Hitler's world may not be so far away.

NYT: Hitler denied science and exploited ecological panic to lay the groundwork for genocide. It could happen again.
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Stephen King: Writing is hypnosis.
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A Liberty University Alumnus explains how an Evangelical Christian can be both theologically conservative and politically liberal, and support Bernie Sanders. Short printed version. The full recorded sermon.
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Vintage cocaine ads from the '70s and '80s.
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A network of remote caves where people were sacrificed and children's heads gruesomely displayed on poles has been uncovered by archaeologists.


9/15/15

We finished day three of the first round of shooting sessions for Mr. Dark #3. Oh the weirdness that will be revealed...
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I have enormous respect for Bernie Sanders - who spoke at Liberty University, an evangelical Christian college. And I also have respect for the students of that college, who listened respectfully, even though they obviously did not agree with him. Here's the NYT coverage. Here's the entire speech. Here's the Q and A.
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Louis Farrakhan on 60 minutes interviewed by Mike Wallace (2000).
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See, I'm not the only one - John Oliver on The Queen.

An opinion piece in The Guardian calls for the elimination of the monarchy.
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Cheerleaders from a Texas high school performed a routine that was accompanied by the sound of news reports from 9/11. Try to watch without your mouth agape.


9/14/15

Day Two of the Mr. Dark #3 shoot is in the can. I will never understand how Jesse can get a bunch of unpaid actors to spend 10 hours in a dusty, subterranean Hell pit and then come back the next day and do it again. 
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   Kori Turk in full makeup for the Mr. Dark shoot --->
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Untold truths about the American Revolution.
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More than your stomach or psyche can handle: Dali's erotic surrealist cookbook.
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The new band called 1029 MB shouldn't be surprised they haven't had any gigs.
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Shamans publish a 500-page traditional medicine encyclopedia.
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<---  Melinda Hurt, Nirvana Drew and Annamarrie Gorny doing Kori's makeup.  
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People guilty of not using punctuation deserve the longest sentence possible.
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Wives, lawsuits, razzes, billions and more. How Donald Trump's life breaks down, by the numbers.


9/13/15

The crew shot all day yesterday - 89 takes for Episode 3 of Mr. Dark - in the spooky recesses of an infamous downtown building. 
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Z Nation has a star-studded premiere at the Garland Theater.
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Sm sy tht vwls rnt ncssry ... Bllsht.
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Hunter S. Thompson saw through the booze and cocaine and accurately predicted the post-9/11 world.
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A brief history of false flag terrorism.
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From Ragnarok to zombies, people have feared the apocalypse for millennia.
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Astronauts put a GoPro in a floating sphere of water.
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History says Trump is NOT a long shot. Brrr.
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The Heaven's Gate Student's final exit statements: The videos they recorded just before they committed mass suicide in order to reach what they believed was an alien space craft following Comet Hale-Bopp. 

Some of the creepiest stuff on the internet: Here are the statements of
     JWNODY 
     JMMODY-OLLODY-DVVODY 
     and their leader DO (aka Marshall Applewhite)


9/12/15

We are shooting Mr. Dark #3 today (and most of this month): Dark is the new light.
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Excuse me for being surprised that Rick Perry dropped out of the presidential race; but, I didn't know he was even in it.
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Nine liberties lost since 9/11. Also, you should take the Building 7 challenge.
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The Nazis were high on meth. And guess what Auden, Sartre, and Ayn Rand have in common? Amphetamines.
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Trump says that once he is president, it will take him less than two years to get 11 million illegal immigrants out of the country. Then he'll build a BIG fence...
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You might as well blow your October rent money; the end of the world happens on September 23.
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So awesome. Here's Alex Jones on the Howard Stern Show from a few years ago.
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Here is how sailors survived an 1813 shipwreck and managed to live an entire month in an Alaskan winter with just the wreckage of their ship.
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The pornographic propaganda that was used against Marie Antoinette.


9/11

Happy We'll-Believe-Anything Day.  
                      


9/10/15

The Key to Immortal Consciousness: The 82 commandments of the great film director Alejandro Jodorowsky.
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A cave in South Africa yielded the discovery of a previously unidentified member of the early human lineage - Homo naledi, a new hominid species who seem to have buried their dead.
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Here is the story of Mike the chicken who lived for 18 months without a head.
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The creators of the unpopular NoPhone have released the latest version, the NoPhone Zero, which does even less than ever before.
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The terror and tedium of living like Thoreau: I lived alone in a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness.
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Here's a slideshow from Vanity Fair of the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis video shot in Spokane a few weeks ago.
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Advice the Germans give their own countrymen on how to handle the peculiarities of American culture.


9/9/15

 


9/8/15

Coming to the Fox Theater in Spokane: NBC's Last Comic Standing on September 11. I hope I'm not the only one who sees that there's a beautifully inappropriate joke here.
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Why do fish, frogs and golf balls sometimes fall from the skies?
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James Joyce's influence on the Psychonaut Culture.
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Movies that Roger Ebert really, really hated.
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Will artificial intelligence surpass our own? A philosopher worries about computers' ever accelerating abilities to outpace human skills.
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Christopher Hitchens's last interview.
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Filmmaker Errol Morris asks Donald Trump about the meaning of "Citizen Kane."
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Why conservatives should read Marx.


9/7/15

Creepy. Remember the Heaven's Gate cult who all killed themselves to insure a seat on the Eternity Train? Their website is still online
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This author thinks Labor Day is a scam to keep you poor and miserable forever.
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When reading them the Riot Act was something you actually had to read to them.
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Charles Manson revisited: What drew Regan-era bands like Sonic Youth to the seediness of all things Manson?
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Burning Man is so over. Susan Sarandon carried Timothy Leary's ashes in a Burning Man ceremony.
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The similarities between the alien contact experiences of two American writers, Philip K. Dick and Robert Anton Wilson.
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What does "The" mean? Why do we say, "I love the ballet," but not "I love the cable TV?" Why do we say, "I have the flu," but not "I have the headache?"
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The social and legal arguments for allowing women to go topless in public.
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Green funerals: The ultimate in recycling.
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I know a guy who faked an acid flashback to get out of work. Are acid flashbacks a myth?


9/6/15

Never Forget the milk...      photo - ssgListen to the Butt Song from Hell written on the posterior of someone suffering in Hell in Heironymus Bosch's 500-year-old massive triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.
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A new device that can preserve the hearts of the recently-deceased might help people in need of a transplant. However, the technology is raising ethical questions.
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When does your religion legally excuse you from doing part of your job?
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Synchronicity has been being experienced since before recorded history but it was Carl Jung who combined science with parapsychology in the 1920s.
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Abby Martin on the Joe Rogan Experience.
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Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" reviewed by The Atlantic in 1957.

Here are 10 more novels written under the influence.


9/5/15

Neil Degrasse Tyson on the Joe Rogan Experience just ate up my whole morning.
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Treatment of migrants evokes memories of Europe's darkest hours: Migrants are tricked into going to camps and marked with identification numbers.
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The real "Dear Prudence" on meeting the Beatles in India.
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Chemical engineers have developed a plastic that instantly heals itself when it's cracked by a bullet or other projectile.
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"Clown gun" for police slows down a single bullet to 1/5 the normal speed. Not a good idea. This will only encourage police to shoot with even less impunity.
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Awesome! The apes get revenge.
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"They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds."
   ~  Mexican proverb


9/4/15

I spent way too much time yesterday watching videos of outrageous standup comedian Doug Stanhope.
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Altered statue in Vancouver.Private jets, sex toys, and faux-native American headdresses return to burning man.
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How trustworthy are DNA and other crime scene tests?
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Mars has seen its fair share of pareidolia in recent months. But a soup spoon? The debate goes on.
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If attacked by a mob of clowns, go for the juggler.
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What searchable speech will do to you: Will recording every spoken word help or hurt us?
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Pieces of advice from Werner Herzog.
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Alice Cooper talks about his drinking buddies Hendrix and Lennon.


9/3/15

I'm not ashamed to say that in the 70s I was a Johnhead. Here are 10 of Rolling Stone readers' favorite Elton John songs. But, how could they not pick this. Or, Holy Moses, this. Or this. And of course, the song that may have saved my life.
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A century before the recent controversy about blackface at Whitworth, Al Jolson appeared at Spokane’s Auditorium Theater in blackface.
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Fifty things about the CIA that the world needs to know.
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How far can a motorcycle lean in a turn? (Get out yer thinkin' cap.)
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The most amazing buildings in the world that haven't been built yet.
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Video essay: Scorsese in the red

Scorsese's 85 films every film student needs to see. (What?!! No Bergman, Fellini, or even Woody Allen? C'mon Marty.)
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Diagrams that changed the world.


9/2/15

"Fear and Loathing" cartoonist Ralph Steadman illustrates birds on the brink of extinction.
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In 1641, when the American colonists established a legal code, the first capital crime was idolatry. The second was witchcraft.
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Ron Paul says Bernie Sanders destroyed the Audit the Fed Bill at the last minute.
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The driverless car has been involved in a smattering of minor accidents because it observes traffic laws to the letter - and people don't.
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An illustrated guide to pairing wine and cheese.
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Here's an homage to the late Wes Craven in the form of a very short video essay analyzing the use of sound in his horror classic, "A Nightmare on Elm Street." 


9/1/15

A 4.3 [downgraded to 4.2] magnitude earthquake near Coulee Dam. What could go wrong there?
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The religio-erotic paintings of Clovis Trouille. Now with Hi Fructose!
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Cold-blooded murder (:58).
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Outrage after Auschwitz installs showers to "cool down" visitors.
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Squeezing, falsifying, accentuating, stiffening: Clothing has always been about artifice. Choosing what we wear has never been rational.
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This animation maps the journeys of 15,790 slave ships in two minutes. 
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From the ACLU: A DEA handbook reveals a government form entitled "Consent to Assume Online Identity." Here's how cops impersonate your friends.
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Some physicists believe we're living in a giant hologram.
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A lady ordered a double entendre at the bar. The bartender gave it to her.
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How come some people believe in the paranormal?
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Inventors killed by their own inventions.


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