Thursday, April 27, 2006


just like one o' them fancy theatres!!!
the reviews from most folks I've talked too have included the word "funny", and a surprising number have included some variation on the phrase, "I think I peed a little".
It's a funny show folks...
and only $5.00...
so come on out to the axiom this friday or saturday at 9pm and laugh yr ass off at the

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

got out of rehearsal early...

so I just finished watching
"South Pacific in Concert" with Reba McEntire
and the talented Baldwin...
and now it's some special on Broadway and the Boston Pops...
Bernadette Peters introduced it.
They haven't broken in to beg for money yet,
but it must be pledge week...
think I'm going to watch the news.


Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.: "From executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick ('Battlestar Galactica'), writer Remi Aubuchon ('24') and NBC Universal Television Studio, this new series is set over a half a century before the events that play out in 'Battlestar Galactica.' The people of the Twelve Colonies are at peace and living in a society not unlike our own, but where high-technology has changed the lives of virtually everyone for the better. But a startling breakthrough in robotics is about to occur, one that will bring to life the age-old dream of marrying artificial intelligence with a mechanical body to create the first living robot - a Cylon. Following the lives of two families, the Graystones and the Adamas (the family of William Adama, who will one day become the commander of the 'Battlestar Galactica') 'Caprica' weaves corporate intrigue, techno-action and sexual politics into television's first science fiction family saga."
It looks like the sci-fi channel has a whole lot of interesting things coming up, but if they cast "Caprica" as well as they did "Battlestar Galactica" they'll likely own the two best hours in television from week to week.

Pitchfork: Daily Music News

Pitchfork: Daily Music News: "Unrequited love is a bitch, but as many a musician/patron of the arts/human being knows, it also serves as a muse. Recently, the Houston, Texas-based Infernal Bridegroom Productions have taken hold of this lack of reciprocation, utilizing it as the theme to a rock opera based on Daniel Johnston's life and music"

hopefully this is just the start of the "Speeding Motorcycle" media blitz!!

Horkheimer, Adorno, and The World's Greatest Comic Magazine

Motime Like the Present:
"The Bakhtinian carnival within the lettercols finally spilled over into the main feature in early 1963. The cover of FF #10 depicts the artist and scripter standing with their backs to the reader, marvelling at the raucous situation they’ve concocted this month. An arrow-shaped blurb drives home the point, announcing: “In this epic issue: surprise follows surprise as you actually meet Lee and Kirby in the story!!” The much-anticipated event comes to pass on page 5, which shows the pair in their Marvel office, surrounded by images of the company’s other properties and sacks labelled “fan mail”. The diegetic Lee and Kirby agonize over their incapacity to create a more interesting villain than Dr. Doom, a character they regret exiling to space in a previous issue (a footnote—the first of its kind, and destined to become a trademark aspect of Marvel continuity-consciousness—reminds the reader that this event occurred in issue #6). Their problem is solved when Doom himself wanders onto the scene, barking: “you are searching for a story—well, I shall give you one! Here, phone Mr. Fantastic—say what I tell you if you value your lives” (FF #10, 5). Naturally, they do, and the rematch proceeds apace."

I miss college.

Scholars Discover 23 Blank Pages That May As Well Be Lost Samuel Beckett Play | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Scholars Discover 23 Blank Pages That May As Well Be Lost Samuel Beckett Play | The Onion - America's Finest News Source: "The 23 blank pages, which literary experts presume is a two-act play composed sometime between 1973 and 1975, are already being heralded as one of the most ambitious works by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Waiting For Godot, and a natural progression from his earlier works, including 1969's Breath, a 30-second play with no characters, and 1972's Not I, in which the only illuminated part of the stage is a floating mouth."

God bless the Onion!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Good News! The Rich Get Richer

Good News! The Rich Get Richer:
"There are, of course, obvious reasons the majority of Americans dissent from the White House’s rosy presentation of the economy: Most American households are not, in fact, seeing their economic fortunes improve. GDP is up, but virtually all the growth has gone into corporate profits and the incomes of the highest economic brackets. Wages and incomes for average workers, adjusted for inflation, are down in recent years; the median income for non-elderly households is down 4.8 percent since 2000 (Economic Policy Institute, 8/31/05). The poverty rate is rising, as is the number of people in debt.

But rather than confront these realities, and explore the implications of the White House’s efforts to deny them, most mainstream media instead assisted the Bush team’s PR by themselves feigning confusion over the gap between the official view and the public mood."

Linus Pauling Quartet Blog: Another fascinating intellectual discussion by the LP4...

How are great rock songs writtne?
For The Linus Pauling Quartet it's all about the process...Linus Pauling Quartet Blog: Another fascinating intellectual discussion by the LP4...: "Charlie:

How do YOU know there are no sword metal pirates? I mean, we can probably all agree there are no sword metal astronauts or sword metal traffic cops, but no sword metal pirates? What were the damn Vikings??


Dude Vikings are not Pirates. Pirates are hoods who sail along the warm Caribbean drinking rum. Now while I will admit that's pretty frikkin cool, Vikings come from the Dark and frigid coasts of Scandinavia where they would probably kick anyone’s ass just because there is nothing else to do but kick someone’s ass when you come from the dark and frigid coasts of Scandinavia. If a pirate dies, he doesn't get to go to Valhalla he goes to Davy Jones' Locker. A hall of mead drinking warriors is cooler than any locker I saw in high school. But most important of all for the sword metal tradition - while Pirates probably would get hotter chicks they were also a lot gayer.


I would only partly disagree: though Vikings engaged in behaviour that was undeniably piratical (such as sailing into France or England, carrying off women and food and gold, etc.), and therefore should be considered pirates, they are a special sub-class of pirates. Pirates, I don't think, are worthy alone of Sword Metal, whereas Vikings clearly are.

I challenge each of you to come up with your Icelandic Saga name by the end of this day, and you will henceforth refer to me as Clinton 'Helmsplitter' Heider."

go read the rest of the hilarious exchange, and then go download "wating for the ax to fall"...

Monday, April 24, 2006

national poetry month - I've lost count

my old man
drank in the afternoon
in the dark places
or in the light
he never
raised his hand to me
was always civilized

and now
I run

Posthuman Blues

Posthuman Blues:
"The Fourth Purpose made the point of mass schooling to serve big business and big government by extending childhood, replacing thinking with drill and memorization while fashioning incomplete people unable to protect themselves from exhortation, advertising and other forms of indirect command."

I was going to post the lyrics to my school song,
but even google couldn't help me remember them...

The Ultimate Fighting Anarchist -- In These Times

The Ultimate Fighting Anarchist -- In These Times: "“I’m not some sort of conspiracy theorist,” Monson says of his political leanings. “I’m not talking about how the government is trying to hide UFOs. I just want to do away with hierarchy. I’m saying that our economic system, capitalism, is structured so that it only benefits a small percentage of very wealthy people. When I was traveling in Brazil, they had us staying at a really posh hotel. Outside the hotel there was a mom sleeping on the sidewalk with her two kids. That’s when reality hits you. What did that woman ever do? Who did she ever hurt?”

Monson wears his politics on his sleeve, as well as the rest of his body. An anarcho-syndicalist star is tattooed on his chest, an anarchy sign on his back and another “A” on his leg. While he loves his sport, he also feels a responsibility to use whatever exposure he receives for a larger purpose. “I don’t think I’m more important than anyone else, but since some people are paying attention, then I’m going to use this as a vehicle to express myself,” he says. Some fans have labeled him anti-American, but he shrugs off such criticism. He was slightly taken aback, however, when three Secret Service agents showed up at his gym in Olympia, Wash., last fall."


The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Simulation Study of the Psychology of Imprisonment

The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Simulation Study of the Psychology of Imprisonment:

"How we went about testing these questions and what we found may astound you. Our planned two-week investigation into the psychology of prison life had to be ended prematurely after only six days because of what the situation was doing to the college students who participated. In only a few days, our guards became sadistic and our prisoners became depressed and showed signs of extreme stress. "

went and read up on the Stanford Prison Experiment after watching the documentary "Obedience" - the film Milgram made of his classic "shock the man to death" experiments...


We do what we're told...

<a href="">WFMU's Beware of the Blog: Stanley Milgram's Obedience Movie (video)</a>: "A lot of bad art has come out of Stanley Milgram's Obedience to Authority Study, not the least of which was the 1975 William Shatner TV movie The Tenth Level (with John Travolta, Ossie Davis and Lindsay Crouse) or the April 2000 episode of Seven Second Delay, in which Andy and I called local merchants to see if they would press a button on their telephone, causing one of us to be shocked, which almost all of them did gleefully [streaming realaudio archive]. And then there's Peter Gabriel's 1986 song We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37). I'll stop there, but trust me - there's more.
With so much dreck inspired by what was possibly the greatest social psychology experiment of all time, it's no surprise that Milgram's own 1965 documentary Obedience was lost in the shuffle."
Imagine me in a white coat telling you to follow the link and download the documentary.

BREITBART.COM - LA Woman Hospitalized With Bubonic Plague

BREITBART.COM - LA Woman Hospitalized With Bubonic Plague: "Bubonic plague is not contagious, but if left untreated it can morph into pneumonic plague, which can be spread from person to person. Bubonic plague is usually transmitted to humans from the bites of fleas infected by dead rodents."

and why are we talking about the bubonic plague you ask?
because a woman in L.A. has it...
via Warren Ellis � Turn Up The Music, My Heart Feels Like A Fucking Rabbitfish � Turn Up The Music, My Heart Feels Like A Fucking Rabbitfish:

"The poisoning can start to cause vivid hallucinations within minutes of eating a poisonous fish and may last for days, often with no other effects. There is no antidote."

maybe it's time to reconsider my feelings about seafood?