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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 helped Jesse produce 
his Mr. Dark series. 

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The full series is online!


Elsewhere...

 

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.


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I won first place in The Inlander's 2014 Short Fiction Contest. Read:
Uncle Le-o-nard's
Perplexing Exit


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.

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.


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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

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


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1/30/16

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1/28/16

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1/27/16

Choose carefully ...

Dignity in death ...

Illusion ...



1/25/16

Desert Exit ...

Posted by Steve St George on Monday, January 25, 2016


1/24/16

Shot and edited on my iPhone...

Fun with my iPhone.

Posted by Steve St George on Saturday, January 23, 2016


1/23/16

Desert rat.

The Oscars got nothing on us: Meet Miss Yuma - the only blonde white girl in the entire Southwest. 

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I went to the Yuma marine base today to get my permit to enter the vast Barry M. Goldwater Range that stretches from a few blocks from my trailer, across 20 miles of open desert, to the Mexican border. Strangely, I couldn't get an answer from the solder who issued the permit whether the range was a wildlife range or a bombing range.
     "So, is it a bombing range where the wildlife is protected or is it a wildlife range where they bomb?" I asked.
     "Yes," he said.
     I had to sign a release saying I wouldn't hold the US government responsible if I got lost and starved to death or died of thirst, or if I was injured from being bitten by poisonous creatures, or if I blew myself up by stepping on unexploded bombs, or if the military accidentally shot me, or if I am killed or maimed by illegal aliens or drug smugglers.
     "Enjoy yourself, sir," said the soldier.
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The Kochs and the Nazis: Book revels billionaires' father built key oil refinery for the Third Reich.
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Evidence stacks up for a planet beyond Pluto.
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Try to make the words "President Trump" roll off of your lips. Go ahead. Try.


1/20/16

The moon over the Yuma Desert last night...


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Stephen Hawking said "the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race."
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Fairytales are much older than previously thought.
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The psychology of what makes a great story.
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Sometimes it's necessary: The White Noise Machine.


1/19/16

It's 70 degrees and beautiful in the desert. You think I'm gonna sit in front of this computer?


1/18/16



1/17/16

      

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1/16/15

I've been setting up a little travel trailer and finally figured out how to keep my computer running. I've taken a few short trips out into the open desert but nothing too adventurous yet. Stay tuned.


1/14/16

I'm back! Welcome to this very special series of reports from Stik Mann's OtherSpokane - in exile, from the beautiful Yuma Desert. 


1/10/16Art by Rabittooth

 This will be the last daily post for a week or so while I take care of some biz. 
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Imagine if the world economy finally collapses and it takes a wheelbarrow full of money to buy a loaf of bread. No one will feel worse than that person who wins the billion dollar lottery. 

On the other hand, I guess he could still buy lots of bread.
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Instead of giving one lottery prize of $1.5 billion, why not give 100,000 prizes of $15,000. That way people would spend the money on children and computers and refrigerators instead of $1,000 bottles of wine and gold-plated bidets.
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Here's a list of stuff on Netflix that you won't find on Netflix.
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Nobody reached the top of Mount Everest in 2015.
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Sean Penn met with Mexican drug lord El Chapo in his jungle hideout for seven hours.
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Werner Herzog is making a film about the Internet. He believes "the common denominator of the Internet is not harmony, but chaos, hostility, and memes."
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FBI uncovers national sex dungeon ring.
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The ten richest people of all time. Bill Gates barely made the list.


1/9/16

Over 200 members of German boys' choir were abused, it's assumed that the older brother of Pope Benedict knew of the abuse when he ran the choir for 30 of its 40 years.
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A new epoch - the Anthropocene - has begun. So says an international group of geoscientists, in a paper published Friday in the journal Science.
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The moral danger of reading a novel: We give authors enormous - potentially diabolical - power to shape our ideas, our politics, our selves.
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Planned Parenthood, in its first primary endorsement, backs Hillary Clinton. There's a lot I could say about this, but Spokane's Jon Brown said most of it here (if you do the Facebook thing).
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Washington lawmakers try to hike legal smoking age to 21.
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Reuters: An Islamic State militant executed his mother in public because she had encouraged him to leave the group.


1/8/16Remember when guns were cool?

Hey, kiddies, come gather 'round while the old guys 'member back when guns were hip and cool...
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An excellent TED talk: This is what happens when you reply to spam.
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The Mega Mao statue being erected in China has suddenly been dismantled.
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Blunt political assessments in Bill Clinton transcripts: He thought George W. Bush was perpetrating "a fraud" on America and Vladimir Putin had "enormous potential."
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Is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?
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Spokane poet/writer and Gonzaga professor Tod Marshall has been named Washington's Poet Laureate.
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Matt Taibbi takes on the Oregon militia standoff: The Dumb and the Restless.

Here's The Inlander's take.
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Gun owners grill Obama at town hall meeting; NRA sits it out.
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The first Hyperloop tubes have arrived in the Nevada desert.
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Just because xenophobes are fanning the flames doesn't mean we should censor the discussion about the assaults in German cities on New Year's Eve.
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This proposed apartment in Kazakhstan is the first of its kind to have a 1,000-foot ski slope.


1/7/16

Mass attacks on German women by mob of Arab and North African men: what does it spell for the refugee crisis?

Tensions rise in Germany over handling of the mass sexual assaults in Cologne.
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Downtown Spokane's Macy's store to close. Macy's will close 40 stores and layoff thousands of employees nationwide.
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Here are some more blasphemous cartoons on the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
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Spokane County Sherriff Knezovich is not impressed with Obama, Inslee gun control initiatives.

Knezovich and Rep. Matt Shea clash on social media over how the sheriff would handle an Oregon militia-style event.
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Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz told the New York Times she continues to oppose legalizing marijuana - even as she has courted alcohol PACs as one of the largest sources of her campaign funding.
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In 2015, more people have been killed taking selfies than by shark attacks.
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The Nineteenth Century obsession with premature burial.


1/6/16

We are soooo being played right now...
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 We should close the loophole that allowed the US to sell 100 BILLION DOLLARS in weapons to Saudi Arabia over the past 5 years. 

Let me wipe a tear for the 47 people they beheaded last Saturday.
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Transgenders in Washington state to use restroom based on identity, not anatomy.
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North Korea says it successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test.

What's the difference between an A-bomb and an H-bomb?
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Ammon Bundy is suspended from Twitter.
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Washington state governor Inslee to announce executive order related to gun violence.
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The nuance you may have missed in Obama's gun control plan: Executive order versus executive action.
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The Feds will graciously give Washington state residents 120 days notice before the rule requiring residents to provide a passport or enhanced state ID to fly takes effect.
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Unpopular opinion: Punk rock is for old farts.
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Federal court rules that tattooing is a constitutional right under the First Amendment.
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Hillary vows "to get to the bottom" of UFOs and Area 51.
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Ten good short horror/sci-fi films free online.
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Here's the trailer for Werner Herzog's new internet documentary.


1/5/16

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I can't believe the White House interrupted Hoda and Katie Lee for that...
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Germany is shocked by Cologne's New Year gang assault on women by Arab and North African men.
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 Here is every Donald Trump film and TV cameo over the years.
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I'm already tired of the Oregon standoff story.
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Can you feel the tension? Right now slow-witted members of both the far right and far left are stocking up on their poorly thought out, misspelled, clumsily worded memes to be mutually launched following Obama's gun speech today.
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Since legal marijuana entered the market in July 2014, prices have dropped from $25 to $30 per gram to about $10 a gram now, which "sources tell me" is equal to the street market prices.


1/4/16

Washington State Supreme Court: Paring knives not protected by the Second Amendment.
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Officials in Oregon are facing a choice they confronted in past standoffs: Whether to act cautiously and risk looking weak and emboldening others, or to react forcefully and risk turning a small group of people into martyrs for their cause.

The war against the cowboys: The Oregon stand off and US imperialism.

Two military strategists face off over the Bundy occupation in Oregon.
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The common mistakes criminals make at a crime scene.
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The absurdly harsh penalties that sparked the Oregon rancher protest.
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How the British government covered up a VIP pedophile ring.
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A historian who fled the Nazis wants us to read Hitler; the first German edition of "Mein Kampf" since 1945 will be published this month.

Hitler and the Nazis were seriously into their amphetamines and opiates.
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Iran warns of "divine vengeance." Saudi Arabia breaks relations.
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What draws people back to Augustine? Perhaps his frankness about descending into a "seething cauldron of lust."
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Congress wants NASA to create a deep space habitat by 2018.
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Swearing is like songwriting - it structures the world around us. Explore the philosophy of "shit."


1/3/16

Lowering the bar for what counts as terrorism is not a winning move for critics of authoritarianism and unconstitutional exercises of police power.
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I drove through Burns, Ore., and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last summer. The refuge is a fairly remote, treeless place, and if I remember correctly, the building that is being occupied is accessible by a single road. The feds could easily isolate it with a few troops. Or they could just go in and waste them all, and probably be on firmer legal ground than the totalitarian bumble-fests of Waco and Ruby Ridge. But they won't, not for a while. For people who are licking their lips about Obama's imminent executive order about gun control on deck for tomorrow, the pathetic Oregon "uprising" is like a very timely gift from heaven.
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I almost feel guilty for the pleasure I'm having watching both the left and the right playing the part of good social media puppets by re-posting stupid memes and blatant propaganda websites concerning the Oregon uprising.
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This will not end well...

Militia takes over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters.

Video of Ammon Bundy and militia declaring their occupation of a federal wildlife headquarters in Oregon. [I had some sympathy for the first guy, Ammon Bundy, but then the Desert Fox came on and gave it all an ugly, neo-Nazi tinge.]

Even Alex Jones thinks it's a bad idea.
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Protesters storm the Saudi embassy in Tehran, burning images of the Saudi king.
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Michio Kaku on free will.
Steven Pinker on free will.
Daniel Dennett
on free will.
Alfred Mele on free will.


1/2/16

How Donald Trump answers a question and manipulates language to sell his ideas.
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Art by Sarah SoleThe ethics of killing baby Hitler: A moral dilemma is better understood as a historical one.
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The ISIS New Year's Eve terror plot story leaves out or buries key details.
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Hyphenated.
Non-hyphenated.
Oh, how ironic.
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Writer's block is when your imaginary friends refuse to talk to you.
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The most fascinating things we learned about the brain in 2015.

What watching horror films does to your body: Can fear really curdle the blood?
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Forgive me, father, pastor, vicar, padre, priest, for I have synonymed. 
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Turkey's Erdogan cites Hitler's Germany as an example of effective government.
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How art became irrelevant: A chronological survey of the demise of art.
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Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein isn't the monster.
Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein is the monster.
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The serpent priestesses and ancient sexual rites.
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Jim Hightower: The corporate media is basically pretending that Bernie Sanders doesn't exist.


1/1/16

All stories are the same: Why would a child unconsciously echo a story form that harks back centuries? Why would a child display knowledge of story structure that echoes so clearly generations of tales that have gone before?
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My New Year's resolution is to keep it at 1280 X 1024 like always.
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What does "Happy New Year" even really mean? Physicists engage in a strange debate about whether time really passes.
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Despair at the number of Americans who choose security over liberty and privacy.
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By blowing out people's brains, Quentin Tarantino wants to blow our minds.

How to make a Tarantino movie.
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The New York Times most memorable photos of 2015.
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From the tiny dragon dinosaur to the largest land mammal ever, here are the top ten fossil discoveries of 2015.
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What caused the Southern California methane leak?


Continue your journey through recent archives of OtherSpokane:

Sept '15 * Oct - Nov '15 * Dec '15
May '15 * June '15 * July '15 * August '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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