January 16, 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
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Moron Show 7/2/05
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Haunted House 2
making of MEAT
My meeting with
Stacey #1 - #2
The Martyrdom of
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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."
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
way, the above photo is of me as Steve Striker, broadcast journalist, "How ya
doin'?" from a now-defunct zombie project.)
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.
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
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
"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
Richard M. Nixon, August
"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,
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
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.)
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
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.
Ultra-Cool Web Find
Recruitment Poster Boy
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.
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), decorated war hero,
was on Nightline the other night:
Nightline: Would you join [the armed services] today?
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?”
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
Listen to Your Mother
Check out these delicious tid-bits from those wonderful radicals at Mother Jones
Repealing the Magna Carta By Nick
Turse Wondering just how far back the Bush administration would roll our
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.
But How Did Frampton Do the Guitar/Mouth
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.
...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.
What They Said; What They
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'.
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.
"If we don't believe in freedom of
expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."
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."
Video-QT ( 2
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."
Some Bodacious Research Sites
Intelligence and Security Agencies - information on the structure and history of intelligence agencies
from around the world, from the Federation of American Scientists.
Security Archive - collects and publishes declassified documents culled from U.S.
government and intelligence sources. Located at George Washington
- hosts essays, articles, and the text of legislation that covers
cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, and intelligence.
Electronic Reading Room - displaying frequently-requested documents released under the
Freedom of Information Act, including documents related to espionage.
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.
Refutes Intelligent Design
this interview in Der Spiegel with evolution philosopher Daniel
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.
your death color?
"The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet."
Next Installment: Huh?
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