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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


Elsewhere...

How 'bout watchin'
MYViDEOS

!

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

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

Five Finger Fillet
The Contender challenges Tough Guy Champ to the ultimate knife game.

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.

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


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


MoRE of MyViDS

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.

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


MoRE ViDS

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

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

Rogue Wave
I dream I am swamped by a rogue wave as I explore the beaches of The Olympic Peninsula.

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


I helped Jesse produce 
his Mr. Dark series. 

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The full series is online


ViD-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.

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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MORE ViDS

Occupy Spokane
Dominates Downtown

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

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

Geothermal 
Giggle

 It's a joke. 
It's just a joke.


Poster by Chris ?

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


ViDS

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 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 


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

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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ViD-ViDS

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


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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10/31/16 

Check out this awesome article in today's Spokesman-Review about Jesse's current film project: 
Spokane filmmaker's "Night of the Witch" project pays tribute to '80's horror genre
.

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10/30/16

Major bike crash on my way to work. Pain, and pain. Possible broken stuff. Black and blue no longer my favorite colors. Major ouch.

So I stayed home all day, curled up with my vape pen, and didn't move. Here's what I did:

I watched That's Not Funny on YouTube, a full feature, serious documentary about comedy. And then I Am Comic.

I tried to watch Heil Honey I'm Home - A British sitcom about Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun, who live next door to a Jewish couple, Arny and Rosa Goldenstein. Hilarity ensues.

I watched The Martian, DVD from Netflix. Matt Damon tries to survive on the Red Planet. It's a fun, well-done, Ridley Scott flick. That said, it's formulaic and predictable. Try Pandorum for something with more grit.


10/29/16

As we're all staking claims on either side of the chasm torn through America's political and cultural heart, remember that a select group of US citizens and their associates are, even today, happily dropping bombs on Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia, with the knowledge that, no matter who wins this election, their warmongering future is secure.


10/28/16

Liberals are screaming foul that armed, white guys who took over a nature reserve are acquitted while in North Dakota armed riot police forcibly remove Native American protesters with attack dogs, pepper spray and sound cannons. The Left's response seems to be that not everyone should be treated with the American tradition of protest and civil disobedience in mind, but that everyone should be equally subjected to a militaristic, fascist response.
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Clinton eyes Biden for Secretary of State.
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I linked to this once, but it's so good... Burning Down the House: Trump is more national threat than punch line. He's determined to cause lasting damage. Tim Egan opining for the NYT.
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Spokane's new U-District bridge linking the promise of college with the problems of a neighborhood is a chance for change that the city should embrace.
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What are high CBD cannabis strains and how do they differ from high THC strains?


10/27/16

OPINION   WikiLeaks: More evidence the Democratic National Committee tipped the scales for Clinton.
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Ten scariest rock and roll songs of all time.

Check out this intricate, interactive map of alternative music history.
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Watch a dude destroy Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a sledgehammer.
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What is hashish and how does it relate to cannabis?
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The disturbing true story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.


10/26/16

The 70 greatest conspiracy theories in pop-culture history: Paul is dead.
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Bernie Sanders is prepared to be a liberal thorn in Clinton's side.
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Tom Hayden, social and political activist, dead at 76.
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Rob Brewster is redeveloping the old McKinley School in East Central Spokane.
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Jack Chick, publisher of evangelical Christian "Chick tracts", dead at 92.
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John Oliver on opioid abuse.


10/24/16

 photo stick_figures_hand_shake_anim_500_clr.gifHere's one of those phony things we do that I wish we'd stop: You know when some politician is meeting some head-of-state or some dignitary, and they're shaking hands, and they just keep on shaking and shaking for the cameras, and it all seems so uncomfortable and pretentious, still shaking still shaking, and everyone is thinking, Okay, you can stop shaking now, and everybody looks like they wish they were someplace else? Let's not do that anymore.
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Short of troops to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago, the California National Guard enticed thousands of soldiers with bonuses of $15,000 or more to reenlist and go to war. Now the Pentagon is demanding the money back.
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How science fiction got the future wrong. Great-power rivalry, demographic collapse, mass migration have been absent from futurist literature.


10/23/16

Here's what crippled the internet. "We have seen three waves and here is no reason why we can't expect more."
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How to lie: Pro tips from an undercover cop, a lawyer, and a dominatrix.
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Forty of the scariest books of the last 200 years.
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Why Trump TV would thrive. If you build it, they will come.
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What is the secret behind gravity hills? Gravity hills are a type of slope where things seem to move against gravity on their own accord. For instance, if water is poured onto the surface of the hill, it would seem to move upwards, instead of in the opposite direction, as one might expect it to. Ten magnetic hills, gravity roads and mystery spots.


10/22/16

Season Three of the amazing series Black Mirror is now streaming on Netflix. The series features stand-alone dramas - sharp, suspenseful, satirical tales that explore techno-paranoia. My highest recommendation!
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WikiLeaks poisons Hillary's relationship with the left: liberals vow to push back against her agenda and appointments.

WikiLeaks reveals late astronaut Ed Mitchell's dedication to aliens.
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Carl Bernstein warns of a "neo-fascist" movement and media empire if Trump loses.
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Once upon a time: The lure of the fairy tale.
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Spokane Tribe to rename Canada Island in Riverfront Park.
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The philosophy of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius: Stoicism is a tool anyone can use to seek wisdom, strength, and the "good life."
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"I was young enough to believe that I could be anybody." Revisiting Balthus's painting "Therese Dreaming."


10/21/16

S-R columnist Shawn Vestal: "Say what you will about the frustrations of road construction: It’s another signal among many that downtown Spokane is poised to take another leap forward. ... Put simply: Downtown Spokane is in the midst of a massive, generational transformation, a series of changes that will redefine it for years to come."
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WikiLeaks poisons Hillary's relationship with the left.
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What if Trump refuses to concede? Although the failure by a major party nominee to concede defeat on election night would throw American democracy into uncharted territory, from a legal standpoint it would hardly make a difference.
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Madonna to provide "special service" to fans who vote for Hillary.
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Bob Dylan removes mention of Nobel prize from his website.
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A letter by Arthur Rimbaud to his family, dated 1878, about crossing the Swiss Alps.


10/20/16

I never thought I'd say this: Nice work Chris Wallace. Trump was less bombastic than usual, and it didn't work well for him. Hillary won the debate - probably the election.

Here's the entire ordeal.
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This election cycle has seen many scary moments, but none as dangerous as Trump's refusal to say whether he would accept the results of the election.

The 17 other WTF moments of the debate.
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John Pilger on why Hillary Clinton is more dangerous than Donald Trump.
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A book by its cover: The strange history of books bound in human skin.


10/19/16

The rules for tonight's Presidential Debate Drinking Game now include options for snorting Drano and injecting Krocodil directly into your eyeballs.
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The US and Russia are prepping for Doomsday: With the collapse of yet another arms reduction agreement, DC and Moscow are now sitting on a stockpile of plutonium good for tens of thousands of years.

Why won't anyone admit that America is fighting five wars?
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One of Spokane's torture doctors trying to keep his waterboarding book secret before federal trial.
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The Guardian's review of Michael Moore in TrumpLand: part dingus, part holy roller aiming to help Clinton.
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100 years ago in Spokane: Pastor blames booze, golf and cars for people skipping church.
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Here are The Stranger's endorsements for the November 2016 General Election.


10/18/16

When you're in the voting booth next month, be sure to take an excessively long time, then poke your head from the curtain and shout, "Hey, there's no toilet paper in here."
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New York Times: Bob Dylan and his poetic gift.
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Frontline: Confronting ISIS.
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A school that embraced paradox, chance, irony, and humor. It sought to free people from the insanity of the times: What was Dada
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John Oliver would like to remind you that the third party candidates are crazy as well.
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A disproportionate number of mass killings in the US have been committed by military veterans. We should be asking ourselves why.


10/17/16

"The first symptom of a degraded aristocracy is a lack of capable candidates for the throne. After years of indulgence, ruling families become frail, inbred and isolated, with no one but mystics, impotents and children to put forward as kings. Think of Nikolai Romanov reading fortunes as his troops starved at the front. Weak princes lead to popular uprisings."
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An interview with the most hated man on the internet: Milo Yiannopoulos.
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Noam Chomsky unveils America's deplorable history of playing footsie with fascism.
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Fareed Zakaria talks to Bill Maher about Trump and his followers.
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Selling a dictatorship: Throughout its decade of power, the Peron regime in Argentina pumped out propaganda of every kind, exploiting every medium, in a massive effort to rally the country behind him.
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From the American Conservative: "Trump is not a builder; he’s a destroyer. But he is our destroyer. We are all responsible for conjuring him up, and we all have to participate in the exorcism."


10/16/16

Washington Post: Russians are not preparing for war.
ABC News: Russians are preparing for war.
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Trump calls for Hillary drug test before the next debate.

Trump's refusal to accept intelligence briefing on Russia stuns experts.
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Speech transcripts disclosed by WikiLeaks show Clinton avoided blaming Wall Street.


10/15/16

photo by JamesThere are more than just a few websites that are saying Trump is the prophesied leader who the Bible says is the next Cyrus the Great.
      Google Trump Cyrus the Great.
      Here's the most entertaining: Trey Smith's TRUMP - The Coming Landslide.
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Yesterday afternoon, KXLY.com posted the following: Unidentified fighter jets buzz Spokane/Coeur d'Alene. It was a bit unsettling. Later it was revealed that they were on a training mission from the Marine Corps in Miramar, CA.
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Nostalgia Magazine: Rock and Roll collectibles from Spokane, Washington.
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New York Times: (Trump is) Burning down the house.
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What Ken Bone's porn preferences tell us about internet privacy today.
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How two newspapers brought down Trump.


10/14/16

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10/13/16

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature.
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High winds and heavy rains are coming to the Inland Northwest. 
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Trump says he'll be dating the 10-year-old in 10 years

A timeline of Trump's creepiness while he owned Miss Universe.

Team Trump is reportedly "furious" about the growing trickle of women accusing Trump of fondling, groping, and unwanted kissing, and Trump isn't going down without a fight.
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Russia, US move past Cold War to unpredictable confrontation.

State department spokesman struggles to explain difference between US-supported Saudi airstrikes in Yemen and the Russian strikes in Syria.

"If they vote for Hillary it's war ... There will be Hiroshimas and Nagasakis everywhere," said an ultra-nationalist ally of Putin.


10/12/16

Carpe Cunnus, Donaldites.
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Trump won't drop out. Republicans will see what it feels like to be forced to carry something to term they don't want or can't afford.
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The choice this election is between everything that is wrong with our culture and everything that is wrong with our government.
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The 18 essential foreign-policy questions Clinton and Trump need to answer.
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The most explosive new Wikileaks revelations: Newly released emails provide a window into the inner-workings of Clinton World.
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Okay, now it's just getting weird: Glen Beck says electing Hillary "is a moral, ethical choice."
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The disturbing medieval practice of gibbeting.
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The long-awaited revival of architectural Brutalism.
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Nine facts about breasts: Scientists have done bizarre studies on the cultural fascination with breasts.


10/10/16

Trump's erratic and defective temperament was squarely in the spotlight at last night's debate. Seeking to recover from the "Trump tape," he delivered a bullying performance, using language we have not heard in the age of televised presidential debates.

Trump says he'll toss Clinton in the slammer: The jailing of political opponents is a feature of repressive dictatorships, not vibrant democracies. But it is fully in keeping with how Trump’s campaign has worked.
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Washington state Republican delegates call for Trump to step down.

The editors of Foreign Policy magazine have never endorsed a candidate - until now.
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Not just Trump: The chilling rise in global authoritarianism.

The developing world thinks Hitler is underrated: In the West, the Nazi Fuhrer is thought of as a genocidal maniac - elsewhere, he's considered a political inspiration.


10/9/16

It's not about the words. Trump was bragging about committing sexual assault. He bragged about grabbing non-consenting women between the legs (or whatever word your intelligence level dictates you call that area). Are people who are defending his behavior saying that grabbing a non-consenting woman between the legs is not sexual assault?
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Pussy Whipped Trump.
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The RNC has lawyers examining the possibility of putting forth another nominee one month from Election Day, with ballots already printed and early voting in progress in some states.
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The Habsburg royal family behaved strangely, had some weird ideas, and were apparently mentally ill. A mysterious mental illness may actually have been one of the reasons for the fall of their dynasty.


10/8/16

Republicans rush to condemn Trump after lewd video emerges. "And when you're a star they let you do it," Trump says. "Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything."

And then he issued an apology that wasn't.

Washington State GOP Chair says it's okay 'cause Trump "was a Democrat at the time."
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Hillary Clinton’s paid closed-door speeches to Wall Street banks apparently included her dreams of “open trade and open borders,” according to hacked emails made public Friday by WikiLeaks.
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Howard Dean: How to move beyond the two-party system. The major parties have a stranglehold on our elections. A different form of voting would give minor parties a bigger voice in campaigns.
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Salvador Dali's bizarre sex-cookbook to be republished.


10/7/16

Here's the list: Visual Arts Tour kicks off a month of arts-related events in Spokane.
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The US Air Force just dropped two fake nukes: The tests in the Nevada desert come as tensions rise with Russia and the Pentagon seeks to replace its aging nuclear arsenal.
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Here's the European science journal - Europhysics News - that concludes building collapses on 9/11 were caused by controlled demolitions. [Note: This is not "The European Scientific Journal" as some websites are reporting.]
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Karl Marx, yesterday and today: (This from The New Yorker!) The nineteenth-century philosopher's ideas may help us to understand the economic and political inequality of our time.
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What was the purpose of the giant stone jars of the Xieng Khouang plain?


10/6/16

In 2010, Lil Wayne did eight-months in Rikers Island, where he  kept a journal. Here’s an excerpt from Gone ’Til November. Out this week. I like it. It's well-written, revealing prose.
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The CIA says it can predict social unrest as early as 3 to 5 days out. The reason: a dramatic improvement in analytics, cloud computing and "deep learning."
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The Donald fancied himself a player in the ’90s, but shock jock Howard Stern knew just how to play him. Now that’s back to haunt the candidate.
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Thermobaric bombs and other nightmare weapons of the Syrian civil war.
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The shifting symbolism of the Gadsden flag.
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An elder from a remote Papua New Guinea tribe wished to keep a waning tradition alive so he prepared for his own mummification.
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The Atlantic magazine endorses Hillary Clinton, only the third presidential endorsement in their 159-year history: Lincoln in 1860 and LBJ in '64.
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What the average diet was like in medieval times.
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How many laser pointers would it take to kill a human?


10/5/16

This Halloween I'm gonna buy a gigantic, cartoon sledgehammer, and if any any creepy clown comes chasing after me with a big knife or holding a bunch of balloons or something, boy, oh, boy, it's really gonna suck to be him.
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Here's a short rant I posted on Facebook exactly four years ago today:

     With all of the whining about the presidential debate, let's not forget the things that Obama and Romney do wholeheartedly agree on:
     Both support unmanned aerial drone warfare and targeted assassination of alleged terrorist suspects. Both want to bomb, bomb, bomb Iran. Both think Gitmo is neato. Both are for torture, whether the solitary confinement of whistleblowers in this country or "extraordinary rendition" in others. Both support the growing surveillance state and the erosion of civil liberties via the Patriot Act. Both are for the continuation of the devastating drug war. Both support overturning the most basic civil liberty of them all: due process, via the National Defense Authorization Act. Both are funded by the same banks and lobbyists, while claiming they want to "reform Wall Street."
     A vote for either of these of these criminals is a vote to continue the policies that are destroying this country.
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US suspends contact with Russia over Syria impasse. [How retro.]
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Spokesman-Review: Clown hysteria makes its way to the Inland Northwest.
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Garrison Keillor: The question no one is asking about Donald Trump.


10/4/16

Clown lives matter.The plethora of creepy clown sightings across America shouldn't surprise anyone when you consider how many can fit into one of those tiny cars.

Creepy clown spotted on Coeur d'Alene trail. Creepy clown sighting reported in Pierce County. Clown sightings: The psychology of creepy clowns. Killer Clowns: Inside the terrifying hoax sweeping America. Killer Clowns sweeping America. Police weigh in on creepy clown sightings in the Inland Northwest.
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The Sociopath's Diary, NYT op-ed.
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Nation's first carbon tax is on the ballot in Washington. It is opposed by both business and labor groups. So, who's supporting it, and why?
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When René Magritte wasn’t stoking the flames of his surreal obsession with men in bowler hats, he was writing art criticism: and now some of it is finally available in English
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Clown lives matter...


10/3/16

A video editor describes how he made fake al Qaeda propaganda films for the Pentagon in Iraq that were specially encoded to track whoever watched them.
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What happens to your body and brain when you combine different drugs.
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Do Earth laws apply to Mars colonists? 
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DNA testing on 2,000-year-old elongated Paracas skulls changes known history.
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On creepiness. Clowns, taxidermists, and funeral directors: We think they're odd - but why? Perhaps they pose a threat. Or perhaps they simply transgress the natural order.


10/2/16

Spokane's Spokesman-Review endorses Hillary Clinton for president. It's their first endorsement of a Democratic candidate since Bill Clinton in 1992.
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This could end up being the new national anthem: "Choctaw Bingo."
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The New York Times has obtained Trump's 1995 tax records. They suggest he could have paid no federal income tax for 18 years. The NYT risked legal trouble to publish the returns: Federal law makes it illegal to publish an unauthorized tax return.
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ACLU: Cities across America are pushing back against secret surveillance by police.
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Microdosed: An everyperson's guide to hallucinogenic therapy.
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Like millions of immigrants, Friedrich Trump disembarked at Castle Garden, in New York, and made his way in a crowded, polyglot, grossly unequal city.
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In an alley in postwar France, the greatest painters and sculptors of the time once lived and worked together, sharing beds, a single toilet and their creative brilliance.


10/1/16

Time might exist only in your head: To physics, time has no direction, until you come along and give it a past, present, and future.
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This Tokyo pod-living experiment turned out to be a failure.
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The Pseudo Bowl of politics: Is it time to end these phony debates?
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How a rude egomaniac has effectively channeled working-class anger.
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Did we evolve opposable thumbs so we could punch each other in the face?


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