New Year's Day 2006
An e-journal documenting
modern culture as it manifests on or near
that hotspot on the surrealistic powergrid known
as Spokane, WA and/or the known or
Perfect Haunted House
Foxxy Moron Show 7/2/05
the F*** of the Blue
of my Associates
Haunted House 2
My meeting with
Stacey #1 - #2
The Martyrdom of
#1 - #2 - #3 - #4
Trip to Mexico
Issues 1 - 5
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"If freedom of speech
is taken away,
dumb and silent
we may be led,
to the slaughter."
A very special edition,
I say, because
with this issue -
Issue 29, January 1, 2005 - this humble e-journal has celebrated FIVE
continuous e-presence - providing Spokane and the surrounding
quality e-entertainment, suspect e-opinions, and general, all-around,
feel-good e-edification. (I'm getting the whole e-thing thing out of my
system; see below.) And all of this with OtherSpokane's own particularly
quirky, back-of-the-house, alley-behind-the-bar, whisky neat and
perspective you've come to know and love.
Okay, 29 issues in five years
comes out to roughly one issue every 2.07 months. Since I wanted to do a
monthly e-mag, I like to think of this as a nearly 50% success rate -
which I (knowing my lackadaisical self very well), optimistically regard
as a Herculean accomplishment.
In this special issue, I'd like to
pepper the show with some favorite blasts from OtherSpokane past, as
well as some of my resolutions for the coming year.
But before we begin
here to watch
Stik Resolution #1
Look, I feel kind of bad about using the "T-word," and calling
for Bush and his cronies to swing like choking monkeys from "hemp
neckties." See Issue 28. Honestly, I
think we're a better country than that. Therefore, I, Stik Mann, from
this point forward, do resolve to employ a "kinder and
gentler" attitude in regards to our president. Having given the
matter considerable thought, I've concluded that perhaps it would be
better if he was merely impeached, drug out of the Oval Office kicking
and screaming, and
forced to live out his life in shame and disillusionment. Same goes for
Cheney, Rummy and the lot. Although, we'll probably have to waterboard
them for a short spell, just to let 'em know we're serious.
Gunnerstuff - Re: Issue 28
I heard from friend and ex-associate Gunner. (Remember? The Easterner? The Scene
magazine? The Jim Beam Support Team?) I thought for a while he was genuinely
concerned for my safety.
I recommend you remove the part where you suggest possible satisfaction through
"hemp neckties," etc. I believe this could be construed, twisted or
otherwise molded into a threat charge, which in the past could get you a
5-year-minimum. Now, I believe it would be at least that long before anyone
noticed you were missing, and another five before anyone got around to
investigating where you went. Not that I care, it's just that I'm sure some
people would want me to help look for you, and I'm busy.
Stik Mann wrote:
I appreciate your concern. But there is nothing in my speech to suggest a lynch
mob scenario, or that I was personally going to put a rope around the bastard's
neck. If any American is guilty of treason, our laws say that the punishment
could be the death sentence. I was simply asking that the law be upheld. That's
all. I should get some sort of citizen's award. Still, (probably because of all
the acid I took in the past) I value your opinion. If you really think I could
end up being Bubba's love toy, I'll take it off.
Go ahead and leave it on. The unfortunate fact is
that nobody pays attention. Remember when we scrambled, cut and pasted Bush 41's
State of the Union speech, and those who did notice thought it was better than
the original? No, keep charging those windmills. I can't afford to bail you out
of jail anymore, though.
All-Time Favorite (and one of mine as well)
most popular page (the most hits) - by far - in the OtherSpokane archive is a very odd exchange of e-mails between yours truly and and a group of old friends
as we prepare for one of our annual camping trips. Click
here to read Judy
Roger's Sarcastic Pantyraid 2000.
This led to another popular, even stranger issue - the actual excursion: Click
here to read Coldfire
Papilloma Virus Ruckus
A new vaccine has been developed that was 100% effective on 6,000 women
in tests, and could eliminate the sexually transmitted disease that
causes cervical cancer. Conservative Christian groups oppose its use
because it would eliminate the incentive for abstinence.
Stik Resolution #2
This is a big one: In unexplainable light of my hit counter
suddenly spinning like George Orwell in his grave, I resolve to produce
an entirely new, all original issue of this humble journal roughly EVERY
TWO WEEKS with the zealous religiosity
of a self-scourging fundamentalist, or like those people who kiss snakes
and drink poison. This attempt at timeliness and responsibility is an
outrageous proposition, as anyone to whom I owe money will readily
attest. Still, I plan on giving it my best shot, at least for a couple
of weeks or so.
The Nativity Revisited
My son James (who still doesn't have a job) and Jesse from BloodWired
Productions just made an excessively disturbing film. Click
here to watch The Nativity - but not if you've recently eaten.
To Talk to a Carbon- Based Life Form,
Visit the IVR
(Interactive Voice Response) Cheat Sheet, a simple list of the keypad
numbers you have to press in order to reach an actual human being when you call
the customer service line of different companies and government agencies.
Stik Resolution #3
I'm e-putting the whole e-thing behind e-me. I e-resolve to never e-again e-use
the e-prefix at any e-point from this e-point forward.
Uttering the I - Word
Click here to see the growing list of
media types (and not just liberals)
who are talking IMPEACHMENT.
No Punch Pulling Here
From the Judge Jones opinion in the Intelligent Design debate -
Kitzmiller v. Dover school Board: "It is ironic that these
individuals, who so proudly touted their religious convictions in public
would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real
purpose behind the ID Policy."
Stik R********* #4
I resolve to be more mindful of those web surfers who might be easily offended.
You might notice that in my link to the short film "Out the Fuck of the
Blue," I changed the word "Fuck" to "F***."
Stik's Personal Favorite Past Issues
Issue 19 and Issue
20 - The Post September 11 State of the Universe and The Gnu
Issue 15 (or is it 14?) - Written after a
grueling overland trip to Mexico City and back.
Issue 13 - A fairly hallucinogenic train trip between Spokane and Yuma,
Stik Resolution #5
Senator Barbara Boxer, Rep. John Lewis, and Rep. John Conyers have begun
talking seriously about impeachment. Conyers compiled Bush's impeachable
offenses in his book, "The Constitution in Crisis." He introduced two
bills (H.Res.636 and H.Res.637) to censure Bush and Cheney for withholding
evidence from Congress. He wrote a third bill - H.Res.635 - to create a select
committee to investigate the Administration's intent to go to war before
congressional authorization, manipulation of pre-war intelligence, encouraging
and countenancing torture, and retaliating against critics, and to make
recommendations regarding grounds for possible impeachment. I resolve to do what
I can - mostly by flapping my lips - to support this ugly necessity.
Some Favorite Graphical Endeavors
Dewdtale - from Coldfire Labyrinth
GoodEvil - my altered photo from Issue 8
Salvador - playing with Dali(s)
FrogCollage - can't remember where I used it
LipsLipsLips - lips
MeInThe70s - an actual photo of me from the mid-70s
MeAndShroom - caught red-handed
All of the photos on Issue 26
BritWitch - Britney as Witch
ImpKiss - An imp spirit jumps from a bag and
kisses me on the lips
And my MOST FAVORITE graphic, from Issue 19:
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