l7 – gas chamber

L7 Performs Gas Chamber – a Clip from John Waters’ Serial Mom

I was an extra in the mosh pit for this scene. Three of the funnest days of my life. I was on my way to work that day in Washington, D.C. when I was still working as a clerk for the government when I heard over the radio this John Waters movie needed more extras, so I pointed the car to Baltimore which was only about 30-40 minutes away. When I got to Hammerjacks I was the last one accepted. That was my first and last time in a mosh pit. John Waters was very funny in person. I consider him one of the best living American writer/directors and one of the best American writer/directors ever. Tracey Ullman was brilliant in one of my personal Waters favs: A Dirty Shame.

Minority Retorts
Post-Cogging Spielberg’s Action allegory

“Minority Report is the new lord of the allegories, dethroning that movie whose screenplay was basically rants from Society of the Spectacle with the word ‘Spectacle’ crossed out and ‘Matrix’ written in in crayon.”

See also: Ken Knabb’s new translation of Guy Debord’s “The Society of the Spectacle,” now complete.

Ken writes, “Debord’s book — easily the most important radical book of the twentieth century — has been translated into over a dozen languages. This new translation incorporates the best renderings from previous English versions, but is clearer and more accurate than any of them.”


The Bureau of Public Secrets website features numerous texts by and about Guy Debord and other members of the Situationist International, the notorious avant-garde group that helped trigger the May 1968 revolt in France.

“Making petrified conditions dance by singing them their own tune.”