"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
"Roy makes decisions for Martin and writes the column Crank Watch. He also teaches English, writes copy, plays bass with Lach and the Secrets, and works as a freelance reporter. In the 1980s, Roy was a member of New York punk-rock sensations the Shaved Pigs and the Reverb Motherfuckers. More recently, he played with Lancaster County Prison. Roy lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn."
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WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Plastic surgeon says that in 5 years surgery to give humans tails and wings will be a reality...not to mention horns, and other surgery to make one appear more animal like. I could really use a prehensile tail.
--which already happens in Babel-17. (Kirsten, of course, is kidding about the tail--she already sports quite a long and lustrous one; next time you see her ask her nice and she may show it to you.)
Samuel R. Delany
This book completely bowed me over.
For more on Samuel Delany, I hugely recommend Bellona Times . . . whose author (Ray Davis) may or may not have mentioned that his very blog's title comes from Dhalgren (I think?) . . . Bellona Times on Delany here and here: Delany's Dirt:
"I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down . . . I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime . . . I wear it for the sick and lonely old . . . I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,/'Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black."--Johnny Cash
For about 5 years now, I only wear one other color besides black: blue. All of my outer clothes (excepting socks, boxers and t-shirts) are also recycled: via vintage shops and thrifts. What do you wear, and why?
What did Johnny Cash say about his closet?: "It's dark in there."