"Man oh man, 'Dr. Menlo.' Now there's an alternative blog. Kindness to animals, Seattle anarchists, nudism galore, SubGenius, anti-Bush black propaganda, jeez louise, Doc, that thing sure is happenin'." --Bruce Sterling, Schism Matrix
by kirsten anderson Kirsten invented and runs the best art galleries in Seattle: the Roq la Rue and BLVD Gallery. abuddhas memes by tony tross Tony chases Eris and his own personal Buddha-kin from the icy outer reaches of the Yukon.
"Ye fucking gods!! Are you nuts!? Those Jesuit bastards will eat you alive!" --Hunter S. Thompson, to me, circa '93
When the earthquake started I leapt up and flung open my apartment door and nearly ran out in my underwear. Then I went back in for my shirt. Then I went back in for my keys. Then I went back in for my pants. Then the earthquake stopped and I shut the door.
BUSH ORDERS RECONNAISANCE TEAM AFTER "PORNOGRAPHIC" PIONEER
President George W. Bush today announced a new job for NASA: go after the Pioneer and destroy. "A bunch of years ago, in more hedonistic times, previous men from those times, if they were men at all, being hedonistic and all . . . sent into space a spacecraft of some kind with at least one--maybe more--pornographic images in it. I have ordered NASA to go back into space and get them, because I have soundly decided that America should not be the first country--in the world--to send filthy images into space."
NASA spokeperson Philip T. Gowes: "What the president is referring to is a single drawing of a human couple, in addition to other parts of the graphic, which shows the human couple naked. The purpose of this graphic, and, indeed, the entire mission itself, was to send a message into space and potentially to anyone else out there--and say hello, this is who we are; this is what we look like."
"Well, it's not what I look like!" Bush replied. "I'll tell you for one thing--I certainly don't shave my genital area! That's kinky!"
"The president never actually said the word 'kinky'," scoffed White House Spokesperson Mike Gillett. "What the present actually said is 'That's Kincaid!'--his secretary, who had just arrived."
NASA doubts a Pioneer Reconnaisance plan is even feasible, much less desireable. "Maybe if there was oral sex," NASA spokesperson Gowes says. "Or even sex at all. But they're not even groping. They're just anatomically correct. Like a page out of Gray's Anatomy."
"Well, we'll have to look into this Mr. Gray fellow," responded John Ashcroft. "In fact, if we send someone out now, we can probably get him into the 4pm Roundup."
My Fav: Verde Primo. Artichoke hearts, mushrooms, pesto, goat cheese, garlic and mozzarella on a seasoned tomato sauce.
Beatty's Books On third. My favorite Seattle used bookstore. Run by Tom and Barbara, who came out from New England years ago to take it over. Tom used to be an english teacher back east, but just send a few minutes talking to him--if yer lucky, and many are--and you will soon see that that school system lost a great soul when they fled west. Many, many books lie unabandoned here. Some may be gunning for you.
See also: J.B.'s in the Market: Hip and underground. Way underground.
Body Scent Smells in all the colors of the rainbow.
"Paperhaus was established on the belief that good design need not be compromised by one's responsibility to the environment. Our products must meet a strict set of design and environmental principals." Hear, Hear!! For when I must goto tree print, I get all my paper here. (Site still under construction.)
The Hep Place to get groceries. I used to live right next to the old one.
[Them's were the Rowhouse Days. "One day," narrated one occupant of that particularly low-rent place I stayed, "there was a gun fight out front. Now, some of the bullets were coming into the hotel, see, so some of our guys got our their guns and began shooting at the bad guys from their windows. The police got on the bullhorn and said, 'Will everyone not involved in the gun fight please put your guns down.'"]
Left Bank Books Best new book store. Small but oh-so-fiery.
BACK AROUND THE WTO-PROTESTS-IN-SEATTLE DAYS, very few publications dared to write anything in the protestor's defense--instead all ass-brayedly followed the corporate line of, "Our property destroyed=Violence, thus repeat 'violent protestors', harming local economy, don't know what--if anything--they're talking about::important men disturbed::repeat" . . . except a few heart-monstrous souls: the Seattle Weekly, Eat the State! (of course), the larger nationals like The Nation and Z Mag and Mojo (also o' course, among many other wonderful nat'l & int'l notables--the Corpse included), and a little west coast slick & glossy known as Lotus.
Now, the different thing about Lotus was that this was also supposedly a rave zine, was fashionable, includes Fashion--which presently and has been for a while stuck in oh-so-yesterday's Apathetic Sheen. Witness Paper magazine, which I formerly subscribed to: "Seattle spent much of 2000 burying memories of the WTO protests."
To make a connection between the Seattle/Int'l scene of our modern-era progressivism and the int'l scene of our coolest front in modern culture/music section (k&d, the massive, etc.) was and is a truly laudable meme: courtesy of Ariel, who I didn't know until today ran her own blog: urban forest.
Where you will find news of her dissolution with Lotus Magazine. (Ariel had wanted me to write something for Lotus a while back, and I had intended to, but we never quite managed to get around to it . . . incidentally, the list of publications or shows I almost but never quite wrote for is quite extensive/blogger-bless'd) . . . now, without her element of Gaian-Moderne, I wouldn't touch that rag except with a ten-foot hole; exit hole.
Global Trends 2015 . . . via Overmorgen, which also notes "One criticism could be that its real purpose is merely to justify budget increases for the agencies concerned." . . . no doubt; I thought the same thing as soon as I heard the fluff piece on it via NPR a few weeks back.
Similarly, the Earth Liberation Front has been recently officially designated a "terrorist" organization by the U.S. State Dept.--so glowingly announced by 60 Minutes.
In the Life recently enlightened me to the fact that the source for the symbolism of the pink triangle is none other than the Nazis, who used to place this mark on the sleeves of the known homosexuals in their concentration camps in order to identify them.