"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
"Locke implied that a causal theory of perception is incompatible with the perception of holes; since holes are not material they cannot be the source of any causal flow. That we do have the impression of perceiving holes should then be considered a sort of systematic illusion. (Unless one rejects causal accounts of perception.)" http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/holes/
"Working closely with indigenous people from the Amazon, Andes, Siberia, Guatemala, Himalayas, Southern Africa and other cultures where shapeshifting dreams into reality is an age-old part of life, DCC has helped many people transform themselves and has cleaned up pollution, preserved endangered forests, plants, and animals, and inspired institutions to commit themselves to helping future generations rather than focussing on selfish, short-term objectives. We are people from every continent and every profession."
I once said "I cannot make myself run across a field, but I can release the lion that will chase me across it."
Thus, this: my skeleton laid bare; I will rush to finish it. The site of the ugliness below will finally spur me to action.
Perhaps I will do things I have never done before to thank you for still coming around--I do appreciate it, you know.
Did I ever tell you I dated Colin Powell's daughter? Well, not dated really--we went to a dance once around 7th or 8th grade. She was in my acting class. Her Dad was rumoured to be a "big general" at the local base--Ft. Meyers, VA. After the dance, I walked with her out to the pay phone where she called her Dad and he arrived a short time later in a little car to pick her up.
I almost went to Ft. Benning once myself, before I was ever interested in or understood politics. They told me that with my 8 years of Tae Kwon Do, 6 months of boxing and 2 years as a DC bike messenger, I wouldn't have any problem becoming a Ranger. I thought of it as a short-term get-in-shape program to give me some more sides if my Letterman gig didn't come thru. The nite before I was supposed to leave for Georgia, I told the Sarge I had changed my mind and they drove around the neighborhood looking for me while I sat safe in a park. The next day I got a DriveAway truck and drove from VA to California in 3 days--the last parts of which were influenced by the hallucinatory effects of sleep-deprivation--yielding far more powerful visions than psychotropics ever did.
"Sunday I Got to Seattle," which was the name of my notebook at the time. I was working for the biggest American Seafood company in a week.