Archive - Jun 2008


RIP George

I wasn't going to say anything about George Carlin shuffling off this mortal coil, but when I saw some very topical for our times quotes of his I just had to re-cite them. This is from a bit he was doing in the late 90s:

As far as I

Yesterday's tweets

Yesterday's Twitter tweets:

  • 09:34 dreading the afternoon cuz my swamp cooler is busted and my landlord is out of town. ugh. #
  • 14:37 blogging about a clever video concerning McCain calling his wife a cunt. #
  • 20:36 working on animating maps of the u.s.-mexico border while listening to this cool palestinian electronic band called Checkpoint 303 #

He Said It First

Via a blog called Feministe I found out about a gaff that Senator McCain committed 16 years ago that should by rights cost him at least all of his female voters, all but his most piggish male voters, and certainly the election. He called his wife a cunt - in front of reporters. Absolutely inexcusable.

It's interesting that one story on the incident concentrates on it as an example of McCain's bad temper - yes, this is a problem, but the way I see it, the bigger problem is that it's a sign of a basic disrespect or even hate for women.

What an asshole. He doesn't deserve to have a wife, much less be president or a senator.

Wonderfully, when you google the word, you get the story as the 3rd entry, right after the wikipedia and wiktionary entries. Let's try and make it the first! Keep linking to the story and any other stories about it.

And now for your further entertainment, here's this humorous little video about the incident by The Public Service Administration, an LA-based comedy group. It had me LOL:

The Ticket That Exploded

The Ticket That Exploded

author: William S. Burroughs

name: Steev

average rating: 3.55

book published: 1962

rating: 5

read at: 1991/01/01

date added: 2008/06/23


This is probably my favorite WSB book, and the essay at the end called "The invisible generation" is pure genius.

Blood Meridian (Picador Books)

Blood Meridian (Picador Books)

author: Cormac McCarthy

name: Steev

average rating: 4.11

book published: 1985

rating: 3

read at: 2008/06/18

date added: 2008/06/23

shelves: novels

Happy Solstice

Tonight at about 2am the sun gets as close as it can to us. yay.
Also tonight, we're having a half-birthday party for me... 6 months from monday is my birthday, but it always gets overshadowed by xmas. This is a better time.

Yesterday's Twitter tweets:

  • 09:45 Shit, rode all the way down 2 the studio and forgot my keys #
  • 11:20 omg i hate when people stick their delicious feed into their blog. like i need to see someone's every bookmark.... #
  • 17:18 reading a Time article about how the border wall might not work. surprise, surprise! #
  • 18:14 wow. cool. moby is giving away music for sountracks. #
  • 21:03 listening to train rattling house's front windows. #


Many projects are all happening at once. It's pretty exciting, though a bit stressful, with accompanying deadlines.

I finally got the narration finalized and recorded (with my new large-diaphragm condenser mic - sounds great!) for the Sierra Club border impacts video I'm doing, which means I can finally finish it, probably over the next week. But, I'm also trying to make a trailer for the war tax resistance doc, and this is the time of the month to edit Indymedia Newsreal too. whew. And there's a more banal but well-paying video job I should get to as well that I won't go into.

Yesterday's Twitter tweets:

  • 08:13 dealnig w larger-than-usual drift of spam, and huge amounts of 'backscatter' - bounce messages resulting frm spammers pretending to b me.. #
  • 09:15 thinking how interesting it is that twitter 4 many people is just a chat room. they just blurt whtvr they want rthr than answer the Question #
  • 10:32 @jennycool I guess I view Twitter as a sort of thought experiment, and with thought experiments, or all experiments, I'm a purist. #
  • 10:41 I do agree, @jennycool - as William Gibson once wrote, "The street finds its own uses for things." but we had Spacebar >12 yrs ago. #
  • 14:20 editing trailer for WTR doc.. it's looking good! #

More Tweets

Yesterday's Twitter tweets:

  • 08:02 well, we didn't win anything at the 48 hour shootout, but it was a huge amount of fun. quality level of other teams was surprisingly high. #
  • 11:22 just saw 'Twitter Whore'. hilarious. #
  • 13:05 the new trailer for the WTR doc is starting to take shape. #

Latest Tweets

  • 19:21 helping to present a media workshop for artists applying for Arizona Commission on the Arts grants. #
  • 07:46 it's amazing how many people seem to not realize that u can't do anything with YouTube videos - can't download & they're not broadcast qlty #
  • 07:47 @starstew, please tell more about revphil! #
  • 12:53 practicing for Autopoesis - #
  • 16:00 outraged at cops. fucking cops. so stupid. so evil. parasites. scourge of society. #
  • 17:21 been capturing war tax resistance footage. now it's time to feed the dog. #

Today's Tweets

Actually this is Twitter tweets from last night and today:

  • 18:48 about to go to a potluck and slideshow about some friends trip to guatemala #
  • 09:19 a rare morning at Epic Cafe eating an AMwhich and reading email #
  • 10:19 watching Current interview with Josh Wolf #
  • 11:05 watching "lilshowstoppa" on youtube. OMG! #
  • 13:48 just ate lunch, trying to get back to logging footage. #
  • 14:20 watching clips of the border patrol filling in Smuggler's Gulch down by San Diego. #