Wazzup?

Issue 30
January 16, 2006


STILL flying my flag upside down until the regime change in Washington DC
Running with Scissors
Since 19
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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 unknown universe
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RetroViral Village
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Foxxy Moron Show 7/2/05
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Dealing with Evil
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Out the F*** of the Blue
4:07
Pork Brains
3:46

Movies of my Associates
Perfect Haunted House 2
18:04
The Nativity
5:36

Collaborative Accidents
the making of MEAT
6:09

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Steve Stryker, broadcast journalist. How ya doin'?

This a special issue, I say, because I am pleased to report that the Great Spokane Digital Film movement is sweeping the face of the earth, at best  - or, at least, at my end of the block. In this, the thirtieth issue of this humble e-mag, I'd like to share some of the experiments, screen tests and outtakes of the recent video endeavors of mine and my associates.
       (By the way, the above photo is of me as Steve Striker, broadcast journalist, "How ya doin'?" from a now-defunct zombie project.)

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Can you think of anything that is both disgusting and obscene, and yet beautiful and sexy? Look no further, my friends. Following is a collaborative and fully improvised short, featuring 13ZombieKill James, BloodWired Jesse, Alex and a stellar performance by Karen. I'm behind the camera, which, as it turned out, was the safest place to be. I can not warn the faint of heart enough on this one. For those remaining brave souls, click here to see the making of MEAT.

Throughout this issue, look for the above, old-time movie camera to view other shorts, scattered throughout this special issue.

And now, on with the show...

First of all, let's all watch the OtherSpokane Video Introduction
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MySpace - Pure Evil
My faithful readers, I have sinned - I've fallen into the electronic labyrinth that is the MySpace horror. Do not click here to go to the OtherSpokane MySpace account. Do not click here to be sucked into the madness. Again, for the love of God, in respect of everything holy, if you value your brief time on this earthly plane, do not click here.
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LIAR
"On May 22, I stated in very specific terms and I state again to every one of you listening tonight these facts - I had no prior knowledge of the Watergate break-in; I neither took part in nor knew about any of the subsequent coverup activities; I neither authorized nor encouraged subordinates to engage in illegal or improper campaign tactics. That was and that is the simple truth."
          Richard M. Nixon, August 15, 1973

LIAR
"Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires - a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so. It's important for our fellow citizens to understand, when you think Patriot Act, constitutional guarantees are in place when it comes to doing what is necessary to protect our homeland, because we value the Constitution."
          George W. Bush, April 20, 2004
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Here's a short video essay about how I learned to deal with evil in the modern world. It was originally a part of an OtherSpokane video issue (which I scrapped because I procrastinated and most of it became outdated). Click here to see Dealing with Evil in the Modern World.
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Political Microsoftness
Microsoft has removed the blog of an outspoken Chinese journalist from its MSN Spaces site, claiming it was merely honoring local Chinese law. The blog, written by Zhao Jing, also known as Michael Anti, was removed from MSN servers on December 31, according to investigative journalist and former CNN reporter Rebecca Mackinnon.  My question: Why would a site, hosted in the US, have to comply with Chinese laws. (By the way, technically, crushing protesters with tanks is "legal" in China.)
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Oh, Stik, You're Just Bitter
Yeah, maybe, but with good reason: The Chinese government is still depriving its citizenry of Spokane-based edification by BANNING WWW.OTHERSPOKANE.COM
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You Have to be This Holy to Ride this Ride
Israel is pulling out of a $50 million deal with TV evangelist Pat Robertson after he said on his popular TV show that Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine retribution for Israel's withdrawal from Gaza. Tourism Ministry spokesman Ido Hartuv said Israel would not sign a contract with Robertson to build a biblical theme park by the Sea of Galilee. The Galilee World Heritage Park was expected to cover nearly 14 hectares north-east of the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus is believed to have delivered the Sermon on the Mount. It would have had a park, an auditorium, a Holy Land exhibition, outdoor amphitheatres, information center and a media studio. But Hartuv insisted Israel had not rejected outright the idea of building the centre. "The contract is still open, just not with Mr Robertson," he said.
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Ultra-Cool Web Find
There
are tens of thousands of web cams on the Internet these days, and most of them have little to do with teenage exhibitionism. Earthcam.com has come up with the 25 most interesting Web cams of 2005.
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New Recruitment Poster Boy
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), decorated war hero, was on Nightline the other night:

Nightline: Would you join [the armed services] today?
Murtha: No.

Video-WMP Video-QT 

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Get That Bonfire Ready
As Galileo and others learned, science can be a risky pursuit. The Edge asks over a hundred thinkers, “What is your most dangerous idea?”
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We shoot a scene where James chops off his own arm. I'm not showing it because I think Jesse is using it for some future project. But, here's a shot of James afterwards, having way too much fun with the bloodied prop. Click here to watch The Bundle.

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Listen to Your Mother
Check out these delicious tid-bits from those wonderful radicals at Mother Jones magazine:
Repealing the Magna Carta By Nick Turse Wondering just how far back the Bush administration would roll our constitutional system? 
Gentle Genocide By Mark Fiore With "Black-B-Gone" Cleansing Power!  
The Unrestrained President By Tom Engelhardt We now face a cult of imperial presidential power. 
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But How Did Frampton Do the Guitar/Mouth Thing?
A bunch of scientists get together and write a list of the most compelling scientific puzzles that can't currently be solved, but have a good chance of being figured out in the next 25 years. Science Magazine - celebrating their 125th birthday - came up with these 125 questions representing a current survey of what we don't know.
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...Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?
Is that an I-Pod in your pocket? Levi's plans to woo fashionistas and music buffs alike with its new iPod-compatible RedWire DLX jeans, due out this fall. With a joystick remote control built into the watch pocket, the new jeans will allow wearers to play, pause, track forward or back and adjust the volume on their iPods without having to take them out of their pockets. A separate pocket will house and conceal the bulge of the iPod, while a built-in retractable headphone unit is designed to prevent tangled wires. A red conductive ribbon will keep wearers connected while allowing them to remove the iPod from their pockets to view the screen, the company said.
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What They Said; What They Meant
Jack Abramoff, pivot man of the Tom Delay circle jerk squad, pleaded guilty to fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials.
     What he said:  "All of my remaining days, I will feel tremendous sadness and regret for my conduct and for what I have done. I only hope that I can merit forgiveness from the Almighty and from those I have wronged or caused to suffer."
     What he meant: "Bite me, little people. I'm walkin'.
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Here's some more footage from the defunct OtherSpokane video project - mostly feel-good Bush bashing, but I also took a cheap shot at Jim West and others. Click here to watch Pork Brains.
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"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."
          Noam Chomsky

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So What's the Other 40%?
It's always wonderful when someone rubs Bill O'Reilly's face in his own poo. Did you catch the Spinmeister on David Letterman the other night?  Watch O'Reilly's face implode when Letterman says:

"I'm not smart enough to debate you point to point on this, but I have the feeling that about 60 percent of what you say is crap..."

"This fair and balanced...I don't think you represent an objective viewpoint."

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The other 40%? O'Reilly wrote the following in his blog a few years ago:

"Mr. Letterman is a smart guy who can spot a phony with telescopic accuracy and expects his guests to bring something to the table. If a guest begins to sink on this show, the bottom is a long way down."
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Some Bodacious Research Sites

  • World Intelligence and Security Agencies - information on the structure and history of intelligence agencies from around the world, from the Federation of American Scientists.
  • National Security Archive  - collects and publishes declassified documents culled from U.S. government and intelligence sources. Located at George Washington University.
  • Cryptome  - hosts essays, articles, and the text of legislation that covers cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, and intelligence.
  • FBI's Electronic Reading Room  - displaying frequently-requested documents released under the Freedom of Information Act, including documents related to espionage.

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Music downloading creates listener apathy
Internet downloading and MP3 players are creating a generation of people who do not seriously appreciate songs or musical performances, British researchers said. 'The accessibility of music has meant that it is taken for granted and does not require a deep emotional commitment once associated with music appreciation,' said music psychologist Adrian North. North led a team from the University of Leicester, central England, that monitored 346 people over two weeks to evaluate how they related to music. They concluded that because of greater accessibility through mass media, music was nowadays seen more as a commodity that is produced, distributed and consumed like any other.
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Darwinism Refutes Intelligent DesignHASH(0x8cb0760)
Read this interview in Der Spiegel with evolution philosopher Daniel Dennett. 
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What's Your Death Colour?
An OtherSpokane reader from the Brit Isles invited me to "find my death colour." From me to hue, here it is:

GREEN, Your death's colour is Green. 
Death of the mind. Your heart is isolated 
within your mind. You seek knowledge. 
You are very rare.

What's your death color?
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"The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet."
     William Gibson

Next Installment: Huh?


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