ocumenting modern culture 
as it manifests
on or near that hotspot
on the surrealistic power grid
own as Spokane, WA and/or
the kn
own or unknown universe



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Running With Scissors Since 1999

"I will not refrain my mouth.
I will speak in the anguish
of my spirit. I will complain
 in the bitterness of my soul."


Here are a few of my favorite videos I've done over the years. Click here to see all of my digital video work.

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.

Nib-Ron's Warning 
to OrbEarth

Take heed, gullible earth creatures. (But something is lost in the translation.)

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

(I am not) The Blue Bear
Espionage, kidnapping, torture, kinky sex and teddy bears. Horroror.

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


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

My book is available on Amazon!

Find it here!

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My brush with the
Black Scythe 9/1/13

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I helped my friend Jesse produce some of
his MrDark series. 

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The full series is online


Poster by Chris ?

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

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

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And heeere's my face 
on Facebook

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Favorite Blasts from this
Website's Past:

Judy Roger's
Sarcastic Pantyraid 2000

ColdFire Labyrinth

My meeting with
Stacey #1 - #2

dewD-ling --
Coversations with dewD

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

Prototype Project
Issues 1 - 5




November '17


On June 30, 2017, the criminals who run the website Photobucket.com (who hosted the images for OtherSpokane.com) began denying access to any photo or video on their site that was being used on "third-party websites," meaning blogs, websites, Amazon sites, eBay auction listings, Craigslist, etc - unless you pay them a $400 ransom.

See the mess they made of my past decade of work. No pics, but most of the links still work.

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

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NewsHour: Trump Retweets Anti-Muslim Videos From British Far Right Leader. Trump retweeted inflammatory videos from a fringe British political group Wednesday that purported to show violence being committed by Muslims, drawing quick condemnation from civil rights groups as well as a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Garrison Keillor: When This is Over You Will Have Nothing That You Want.  "The cap does not look good on you, it's a duffer's cap, and when you come to the microphone, you look like the warm-up guy, the guy who announces the license number of the car left in the parking lot, doors locked, lights on, motor running."

HistoryCollection: Twelve Steps in the Evolution of Historic Terrorist Organizations. History’s first clearly identifiable terrorists emerged in the Holy Lands during the 1st century AD in the form of a clandestine organization of fanatics who engaged in public murder and exemplary atrocities in a bid to gain freedom from a foreign occupier.

NewYorker: The Root of All Cruelty? Early psychological research on dehumanization looked at what made the Nazis different from the rest of us. But psychologists now talk about the ubiquity of dehumanization. 

Here's the episode of Black Mirror referred to in the above article. Streaming on Netflix.

TheOnion: Prince Harry Engaged To Woman Who Will Never Love Him The Way 28-Year-Old Idahoan Graphic Designer Jennie Hoffman Does.


Delusional psychopath Trump is still repeating the naked lie that Obama wasn't born in the United States. Now he's saying that the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape is faked. Oh, yeah, and North Korea can kill us now

Spectator: A Short History of Flash Photography. All photography requires light, but the light used in flash photography is unique — shocking, intrusive and abrupt. It’s quite unlike the light that comes from the sun, or even from ambient illumination. It explodes, suddenly, into darkness.

NBC: NBC News Fires Matt Lauer. Lauer, the anchor of "Today" for two decades, was fired by NBC News after a detailed complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. [But, of course, the sexual predator president remains untouched.]

ArtDocumentaries: Turning the Art World Inside Out. What do a UFO-obsessed Romanian refugee, a schizophrenic Italian war veteran, and an 80-year-old sex-mad Russian woman have in common? Answer: They are all outsider artists.


ParisReview: Mark Twain's Disturbing Passion for Collecting Young Girls. “...sexually innocent girls from ages ten to sixteen, with undeveloped boyish bodies and with whom he carried out titillating flirtations.”

Keith Olbermann: Trump is Finished. The last of Keith's "Resistance" reports.

Crosscut: Tacoma Reckons With Its Racist Past. A new collaborative effort between the Chinese-American community and the Tacoma Art Museum is helping the city heal from its ugly past.


I love Pop Art. Here's an excellent BBC documentary about Robert Rauschenberg, Pop Art pioneer. 

And I've always been fascinated by the history of Dadaism and Surrealism. Here is the definitive documentary: Europe After the Rain. I also watched this about the innovative and prolific surrealist Max Ernst.

 11/25/17 Vinning!

Reuters: Flynn Could Prove to Be Key Asset in Mueller's Investigation. awyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have halted communications with U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team, a potentially critical step in the probe into contacts between Trump's election campaign and Russia, sources familiar with the investigation said yesterday.

WashingtonPost: Congress Must Investigate Trump's Alleged Sexual Misconduct. "Powerful men with long histories of alleged sexual harassment or assault are finally being held accountable — except one."

TheStranger: World's Strongest Pot Looks Like Crystal Meth. Now for sale in Seattle, it's only a matter of time, Spokane.

Harper's: A Day on Noah's Ark. Ark Encounter, a theme park featuring a replica of Noah’s Ark built to biblical specifications, opened its doors in Williamstown, Kentucky, last year, and has since welcomed more than 1.1 million visitors.


Atlantic: Black Friday, Through the Eyes of Smith and Marx. The mega shopping day became a nationwide phenomenon in the 1980s, but what would the early theorists of capitalism make of it?

Jacobin: The Meaning of Black Friday. When Black Friday devours Thanksgiving, capitalism consumes one of its sustaining myths.

Buy Nothing Day.

CommonDreams: Every Friday Is Black Friday. Why our addiction to consumption and growth is killing us.



crucifix jesus christianity mcdonalds Wired: Why Net Neutrality Is Important. Know what's at stake if the FCC proceeds with its plan to gut net neutrality.

ReligionForBreakfast: The Academic Study of Religion Explained. Religious studies draws inspiration from multiple academic disciplines: sociology, anthropology, history, neuroscience, biology, psychology, political science.

CrashCourse: 1984 by George Orwell: Part One. Part Two.

"Pure empiricism is related to thinking as eating is to digestion."
   ~  Arthur Schopenhauer 

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Atlantic: The Rise and Fall of Rolling Stone. What happened when Jann Wenner traded the hippie dream for pop-star friends and luxury.

Slavoj Zizek on Elon Musk's Artificial Intelligence Venture.

Probably the greatest Lindy hop sequence ever filmed: Whitey's Lindy Hoppers from the 1941 film "Helzapoppin".

AC/DC: It's a Long Way to the Top if You Wanna Rock N' Roll. The only way this could be better is if they smashed their bagpipes at the end.

"You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy."
   ~  Charles Manson



Charles Manson, American icon, serial killer and former cult leader, dead at 83. 



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Politico: The Hidden History of Trump's First Trip to Moscow. The dossier by the former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele asserts that the Kremlin had been cultivating Trump for “at least five years” before his stunning victory in the 2016 US presidential election. In fact, the Soviet Union was interested in him too, three decades earlier.

Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist and Co-Founder, Dead at 64. 

Obit in Rolling Stone. Fellow rockers react. Top 10 AC/DC songs.

Aeon: Monster Mash. Beastly births, ass-popes and satanic hybrids: nothing distills the weirdness of the early moderns like their woodcuts.

SpokanePlanner: We Don't Want to Be Seattle. We don’t want to be Seattle is one of those canaries for those who fear change and cling to their expo ’74 version of Spokane like a toddler with a blankie.


SpokesmanReview: Cathy McMorris Rodgers Addresses Her Vote in Support of the House Tax Plan. The U.S. House this week passed sweeping changes to the nation’s tax laws. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Spokane, answered questions on the proposal, as well as the Senate’s tax plan yesterday at a Spokesman-Review editorial board meeting.

Politico: Five Things Trump Did This Week While You Weren't Looking. Beyond the headlines, Trump is making a lot of changes.

Atlantic: The Making of an American Nazi. How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right's most vicious troll and propagandist?

Undark: How the Interstate Highway System Shaped American Life. The US interstate highway system was designed to keep America safe in case of invasion, but it had dramatic consequences for the way we live today.

Medium: My Sammelband has Frisket-Bite. A short glossary of delightful library terms.


DefenseOne: The Most Dangerous Man in the World. It is dawning on Congress that no one can stop Trump from ordering a nuclear attack.

WorldSocialistWebSite: Senate Considers Threat of Unprovoked US Nuclear War. Former Pentagon official from the Obama administration, allowed that he was “very worried about a miscalculation based on the continuing use of [Trump’s] Twitter account with regard to North Korea.”

LATimes: Is There Anything Stopping Trump from Launching a Nuclear Strike? Nope.

Here's a pre-election article discussing how insane it would be to give Trump the nuclear codes


John Oliver: The Trump Presidency. One year after the presidential election, John Oliver discusses what we've learned so far. Funny, yet frightening.

ChristianScienceMonitor: The Real Story Behind Hillary, Russia, and Uranium. Trump calls it the “real Russia story”: allegations that as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved the sale of 20 percent of US uranium supplies to Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear company.

Jacobin: The Russian Revolution at 100. Jacobin Magazine's coverage of the October Revolution and its aftermath.

Britannica: Russian Revolution of 1917. Definition, Causes, Summary, and Facts.

PopCultureDetective: The Stormtrooper Paradox. A shift in the Star Wars mythos. 


OtherSociologist: Untangling Pop Culture's Obsession with the Milgram Experiment. Stanley Milgram was a psychologist who set up an experiment in the 1960s where people dressed in lab coats asked participants to administer electric shocks to other people who were in another room.  

ThePolitic: Becoming Post-Human. An introduction to transhumanism: the movement, the theory, the dangers.

Chris Hedges: Fight the Disease, Not the Symptoms. The symptoms of globalized corporate capitalism are the same, whether in India, Turkey, Russia or the U.S. They must not be confused with the disease.

Frontline: War on the EPA. How did Scott Pruitt go from fighting the EPA to running it? "War on the EPA" traces how the anti-regulatory and anti-climate change science movements reached this moment.


AmericanConservative: The Best Way to Honor a Vet is With the Truth. Clinging to myths about Iraq and Vietnam only guarantees more war.

Vice: Why Antifa Uses Violence. Vice met members of Philadelphia's Antifa movement to learn more about their tactics.

JstorDaily: Can Speech Be Violent? The proposed metric is that speech is violence when it ceases to be merely offensive and becomes abusive. But this litmus test, like all taxonomical devices, represents a hazy and contentious spectrum.

Politico: Five Things Trump Did This Week While You Weren't Looking. An top administration health care official signals that big changes are coming to Medicaid — even without any help from Congress. Plus, four other things Trump did while you weren't looking.

OpenCulture: Seven Pieces of Advice to People living in 2088. Kurt Vonnegut writes a letter to the future.


NYT: Jesus' Parents and Roy Moore's Gall. “Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus. There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here. Maybe just a little bit unusual.”

Vulture: Louis C.K. Is Done. When the NYT put names to previously unsourced stories, the laughter died.

IAI: Death or Coffee? Should I kill myself or have a cup of coffee? The Stoics and Existentialists agree on the answer.

ScienceOfUs: Ketamine As an Antidepressant Looks Quite Exciting. A number of small studies have found that ketamine can do something no other drug can: it often relieves even suicidal depression in a matter of hours in patients who have not responded to other treatments.


ChronicleOfHigherEd: The Button-Down Anarchist. How did Mark Bray, an academic historian, became the public face of antifa? By shedding his "inessential weirdness."

Are you a fan of The Joe Rogan Experience? I am! Here's a good one: Joe talks to American mycologist (mushroom dude) Paul Stamets on a wide variety of 'shroom (sorry, doc) related subjects.

Here's Paul Stamets' Ted talk: Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World.

NewYorker: How to Be a Stoic. Born nearly two thousand years before Darwin and Freud, Epictetus seems to have anticipated a way out of their prisons.

NYT: Louis C. K. Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Five Women. The rumors of "trap-and-jack" have been around for years. Reaction is swift.


Trump was elected president one year ago today. How long can a nation endure such a sickness without succumbing to death? 

CommonDreams: A Year Without a President. Today marks one year since Donald Trump was elected President. Instead of governing, Trump has been insulting, throwing tantrums, and getting even. So who's really running the country?

DallasNews: Tax Bill Eliminates Deduction for Teachers Who Buy Supplies for Students. As Republicans march forward on a massive overhaul of the nation’s tax system, classroom teachers could end up feeling the pinch.

Atlantic: What Indigenous Stories Can Teach Us About the Pacific's Earthquakes. The native peoples of the Pacific Northwest have been telling stories about earthquakes for 10,000 years. Only now are scientists mining these myths—of Thunderbird, Whale, and mountain dwarfs—for history and insight. 


I've been away for a few days. I'm really, really not tired from not digging out from the big, predicted snow storm that didn't happen. 

RollingStone: Inside the Kinky World of Bespoke Porn. Over 75 percent of porn industry models are now creating and getting paid for their own content, including social media, cam shows, and – the new forefront – bespoke videos.

Salon: Behind the Left's Online Effort to Out White Supremacists. Meet Fallon. In the evenings and her spare time, she researches and reveals the identities of neo-Nazis in America.

Keith Olbermann: Guess Who Celebrated Election Night With Trump. Sounds like they had quite a party.

CrashCourse: 1984   SchoolOfLife: George O. 
SchoolOfLife: George O.

WashingtonPost: Record Texas Heat. Dallas had never hit 90 degrees in November. It can no longer make that claim.


Expect snow this afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene area - in effect from Sunday 4 pm until Monday 4 am.

Vox: America Is Facing an Epistemic Crisis. "The US is experiencing a deep epistemic breach, a split not just in what we value or want, but in who we trust, how we come to know things, and what we believe we know — what we believe exists, is true, has happened and is happening."

WashingtonPost: The 2016 Democratic Primary Was Rigged. Here is what you need to know about the political storm sparked by Donna Brazile’s allegations against the Clinton campaign.

Taste: Fall 2017 Fiction Issue. That's right, it's Taste Magazine's special issue: Fiction about food!


NationalGeographic: The Gospel of Judas. National Geographic provides exclusive access to the documents and evidence that traces the incredible story of what has happened to the Gospel of Judas since it was found. 

Here is Carl Anderson as Judas performing "Superstar" in the movie Jesus Christ Superstar

ReligionForBreakfast: Exorcism: Ancient Medical Practice
                                     The Cult of Mithras Explained.
                                     The Archaeology of Ancient Magic.

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