"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
Buy this book--GEEK LOVE is an American Northwest cult classic, and when Dr. Menlo has his own movie studio (coming soon), he will get David Lynch to direct. Read it before all that happens and then act wise later on--look at this as an investment in YOUR CULTURAL WISDOM--now, how can you go wrong?
(Meanwhile, I quietly return to my study in my slippers and relight my pipe.)
Listen: my oft-recurring dream is this--I go to put my contact lenses in and I find, to my horror, that my contacts have puffed up to the size of pancakes.
I try to put them on anyway and they cover my entire eye-area like a flat slice of mushroom. I always am boggled by this, and alarmed: when can I have my contacts back? Will I have to go and take the bus on that long journey to get another pair? Maybe if I put them back in their case, add a little contact lens solution, put them back on their shelf and go off for a little while and then come back--will they become okay again?
"CZ: Des Moines, Iowa, once billed itself as 'the smart place' in ads. From all of your travels and performing in places, where do you feel is the smartest place?
"SB: I think Seattle. I just think they've managed to organize the city in a kind of great way, it's very clean and people have a consciousness there of politics and the environment and kind of a general joie de vivre. In spite of the weather."
Someday I'm going to make a movie with Sandra Bernhard. Sandra: call me.
This reminds me of one of those times I was staying in Dutch Harbor, Alaska . . . walking down the gravel road from my cabin I passed a man making his way slowly up the hill on crutches with one of his legs wrapped in a thick white cast. He sez to me, "Don't work for Tyson, man . . . whatever you do--don't work for Tyson."
This talented young photographer and art student gave a presentation to her class about, ahem, me!
I am actually honored to know Elizabeth in real life, and even more honored to announce that we here at drmenlo.com will be putting more galleries of her pictures up. In addition, Elizabeth will also be taking some new portfolio shots of me AND acting as resident shutterbug for Sensual Liberation Army [which is now going to be turned into a group blog (wanna blog there? email me)], who will be producing their own, original nude galleries! (If you live in the Seattle area and are interested in nude modeling for a good cause, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or myself: email@example.com)
Remember!:::Every Saturday morning if you care at all about anybody in the world other than yourself--Listen to GEOV PARRISH!--Every 9:30 a.m. (Counterspin is on at 9--also highly recommended), U.S. Western Time, on kcmu/kexp (90.3 - Seattle)!
"Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale tells the amazing story of 78-year old Tobias Schneebaum, one of the most charming, enigmatic and perplexing men ever captured on screen. A seemingly mild-mannered elderly Jewish New Yorker . . .
"Why would such a man walk alone into the jungle to join headhunters and cannibals, become adopted into their tribe, study – and quite willingly participate -- in their unique sexual practices, and even go so far as to join them in a meal of human flesh?"
In an interview broadcast by NPR over the summer, Tobias was asked which actor he would like to play himself in an upcoming fictional film to be produced around the same story . . his response:
I have to say right now that my favorite music in the whole world is that produced by the Anarchist Marching Band. For the record, Dr. Menlo is not an anarchist (not yet anyway) . . . The capture of the Green River Killer dominated the Seattle news last nite . . . this, really, is when cops look best--catching killers! I support their efforts in this . . . conversely, they look really bad when pushing women on bikes down to the ground because they dare to be in the street--I have pictures, will develop them soon and put them online . . . I'm talking, of course, about the N30 anniversary protests, which, naturally, took place yesterday. My blog is a wee bit scarce this week because my isp is down until Monday or Tuesday . . . so, sorry Laura for not advertising your birthday on the 29th! Happy Birthday! Happy Belated Birthday to my second sis Mindy, as well! Gifts will be in the mail soon! Ah . . what else can I say? Am in a cyber-cafe now, drinking tea, sitting across from my gf who is also surfing ("it's so fast!", she sez. "compared to yours, I mean . . . ") . . . Soon, we will settle our bill, bus our cups and go see "Mullholland Drive" (Broadway Market). Last nite we saw "Together," which we both really liked. Ah, big thanks to Abuddhas and Ghost Rocket (Tony and Ryan Parker, respectively) for their nice words recently--they are 2 of my all-time favs and I can't tell you how wonderful it is to be mentioned by people you really really admire--same with wood s lot and booknotes (Mark and Craig, respectively--2 more saints!), who both so graciously mentioned my Swordfighter of Today piece in the newest edition of the Corpse. I am honored by them all!
Ok, enough of this caffeine-inspired babble . . . I also want to point out a recent major change in my weekdaily schedule which will make me a much happier person, I think overall--come Monday, I will be working for the Sierra Club! It is easy to get burned out when concerned about the larger world . . . with yesterday's events and my upcoming full-time post doing my small part to help save the Arctic Refuge in Alaska, I believe my fire has become rekindled. If any of you wonderful viewers out there in the world have any types of requests for this website, this domain, this weblog, please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org . . Thanks for listening!