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Monday, December 27, 2004
"I'd like to start out with a nice bowl of mercury, followed by the molybdenum, yes, I'd like that medium rare. And for desert, if I have room, I'd love to try a little of the hafnium torte. With some sodium curls. Thanks."
This morning, Amal & I were discussing life under water. Because it's raining? So if you're swimming and it's a warm swimming pool and it's raining out, you don't care so much about the rain?
And if you're under water, then you probably don't even care at all, but you can only stay under there for five hours with scubatanks.
But I have special fish-gill scubatanks that work forever, and also a waterproof computer and waterproof books so we won't get bored, and we could order underwater pizza.
It's a good idea, however, not to get anchovies on your underwater pizza. Because what if you were eating the pizza, and some anchovies swam by right then? It would probably make those anchovies pretty unhappy to see that.
Somebody wrote (& keefergillman forwarded it to me):
- Inauguration Day, Silent Protest
Since our religious leaders will not speak out against the war in
Iraq, since our political leaders don't have the moral courage to
oppose it, Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is "Not One
Damn Dime Day" in America.
On "Not One Damn Dime Day," those who oppose what is happening in our
name in Iraq can speak up with a 24-hour national boycott of all forms
of consumer spending.
During "Not One Damn Dime Day" please don't spend money. Not one damn
dime for gasoline. Not one damn dime for necessities or for impulse
purchases. Not one damn dime for anything for 24 hours.
For 24 hours, please do what you can to shut the retail economy down.
The object is simple. Remind the people in power that the war in Iraq
is immoral and illegal; that they are responsible for starting it and
that it is their responsibility to stop it.
"Not One Damn Dime Day" is to remind them, too, that they work for the
people of the United States of America, not for the international
corporations and K Street lobbyists who represent the corporations and
funnel cash into American politics.
There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No left or right wing
agenda to rant about. On "Not One Damn Dime Day" you take action by
doing nothing. You open your mouth by keeping your wallet closed. For
24 hours, nothing gets spent, not one damn dime, to remind our
religious leaders and our politicians of their moral responsibility to
end the war in Iraq and give America back to the people.
Please share this email with as many people as possible. --
Looks like a plan. BB sez check it out.
Sunday, December 26, 2004
Thursday, December 23, 2004
How about a virus whose virulence is proportional to the celebrity of its host?
There could be a positive feedback loop tied to being mentioned in Sick People magazine.
This pic is by no means meant to represent any kind of glaat at Leonardo DiCaprio. He's just representative of celebrity in my mind. And when I was looking for a picture to photoshop, I couldn't for the life of me remember Jude Law's name.
Here's an idea:
Hey, what about snortable mitochondria?
- Might be good.
- Might only be good for violently accelerated nose-hair growth and mucus production
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Yu-gi-oh toy that I bought for the Oakland Fire Dept's xmas toy-drive today. I'm not really sure about this toy. It certainly resembles Ghidrah, the three-headed monster that gives Godzilla such trouble now and then. But I can't say as I remember Ghidrah having breasts.
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From my latest movie, about moving out of my studio. I sent stills to my press kit on withoutabox.com today, submitted the dvd to the Tiburon International Film Festival.
This shot shows me throwing crap out, with the drug warning from Wellbutrin superimposed on the action.
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Monday, November 15, 2004
Dagmar came over today and we made some "Real American Hero" medals for her birthday party on Saturday.
"this year it will be a special party. i actually have
something to celebrate: for the first time in seven
years i am turning older legally. yes, i now am a card
carrying alien residing in this beautiful country, the
united states of america.
and so i want to dedicate this birthday to you - all
my friends who helped me become a green card carrying
member of society, and who helped me not go completely
crazy during those rocky and confusing seven years."
Saturday, November 13, 2004
Blew glass with Daniel Reilly yesterday. Dan's utilizing some fairly advanced decorative techniques these days. We made an 'encomium', if I understood Dan correctly, although, looking up that word, it's nothing like what the rest of the world seems to think that it means. It was one of those 'picking up a pre-made cup from the annealer on a sleeve of glass on the pipe' kind of deals.
We also made a graal piece, incorporating a pre-blown blank that had been coldworked through layers of color. It all worked out pretty well.
Thursday, November 11, 2004
The Silver View Supermarket opened today in the building that Goodluck used to occupy. It's so pretty in there. It's like an art installation of a Chinese Supermarket opening.
They don't have their business business down yet. Checkout was like an exercise in faith....Nothing got weighed, just, eyeballed and rung up. And paying with plastic was a big problem unless you were buying $20 or more groceries, so I had to schlep to an ATM four blocks away for cash and then come back to the store. Then making change almost destroyed the transaction. Couldn't make the conceptual leap required to recognize that two nickles are equivalent to one dime.
I'm going back tomorrow!
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
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