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Saturday, July 31, 2010

INCEPTION

aloha 2u,
i should first warn you that i am BIG FAN of CHRISTOPHER NOLAN and i'm not just speaking girthwise.
he wrote,directed and produced INCEPTION.

if you are one of the 13 peeps who DID NOT SEE"DARK KNIGHT"... i would advise you to rent or borrow MOMENTO to get his sense of style and direction and his assumption that your are sophisticated and patient enuff to play along.

this movie is 2 hours 20 minutes long so definitely pee first.am not a big fan of DiCaprio but he is XLNT here as is the entire cast...WHY ARE YOU STILL READING THIS ? GO OUT AND SEE THE DAMN FILM!

"SOONER OR LATER IN LIFE EVERYONE DISCOVERS THAT PERFECT HAPPINESS IS UNATTAINABLE BUT THERE ARE FEW WHO PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE ANTITHESIS.THAT PERFECT UNHAPPINESS IS EQUALLY UNATTAINABLE." Primo Levi

MINISTRY OF MOVIES & MADNESS
namaste
mega

Friday, July 30, 2010

MY FAVE TEE #1



okay okay,
i have NO IDEA how i got this to work.
get enuff monkeys to hammer on typewriters and something is produced...
will continue to try, got some BEAUTIFUL COASTAL PIX.
Still to come,
mega

PS have just downloaded PICASA 3.6 FREE from Google, to share more pix. be patient,I WILL DELIVER.

YANQUI GET ANGRY?

"(Yawn) I think that intellect is the difference between the perception of isolation, solitude and loneliness...or maybe horniness?" Ho Chi Zen


"Way down deep,we're all motivated by the same urges.Cats just have the courage to live by them." Jim Davis, creator of GARFIELD

CRAZYMAKING 3.0

Laborfest is an international event, peeps from all over the world, some via SKYPE and the most commonly asked question that i heard was...
WHY AREN'T AMERICANS MORE ANGRY?

Maria Hall , on the panel,at the event i call LABOR VS.MSM (actual name "Labor Media and Coverage of the Working Class") suggested that the OVER MEDICATION OF AMERICA IS RESPONSIBLE...i forget whether the amount is a third or fourth of us is on the nod..eh,meds.we also import the most illegal drugs now to help us get thru our hellish existence.( check WIKI ) ALMOST a million foreclosures last year with OVER A MILLION promised this year (2010) O BOMBER fiddles in foreign wars while Rome is foreclosed on.( this is why the ACORN group had to bve destroyed!)WHY IS THE REAL STIMULUS GOING TO WAR & NOT PEACE?

historically the job of the pinkertons,national guard and police is to keep democracy within bounds.look at the OVERKILL IN POLICE SPENDING at recent G8 & G20 events and our political conventions.

THE BIG LIE IS THAT WE ARE FREE AND LIVE IN "THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS" (Voltaire) PAGANI thinks i fret over things over which i have no control, well i have a mouth & i know how to use it.

found out recently i am a local legend in Bezerkeley, i[',m the guy who asked for a budget of a Million dollars for the crip commission there.
THEY'LL NEVER GIVE US A MILLION DOLLARS,i was told.
THEY WON'T IF THEY DON'T ASK FOR IT, i replied.
we got a million for several years to FUND ALL CRIP RELATED ITEMS then even when we were cut back later it was still higher than the budget when i arrived, most of my allies then have died off. we crips tend to have a shorter life span than most NORMIES.

BTW drove by a crip complex i helped get build at dwight & sacramento in berk and a nearby senior complex & clinic at Alcatraz & sacramento,i was the advocate and muscle to get the ball rolling. WE ARE NOT POWERLESS, WHICH IS WHY OUR WILLS MUST BE BROKEN !

the DE-INDUSTRIALIZATION OF AMERICA which began with Jimmy Carter (yes a Dim) which has robbed our children and grandchildren of Future of self reliance and self worth has been squandered by our plutocratic gummint puppets.

this whole shuck & jive about RE TRAINING FOR THE FUTURE..c'mon, as what?

cannon fodder
drone pilot
corporate tool/stooge
pink collar flunkie
waitress
janitor
GMO fruit picker
cab driver
fry cook
body piercer
whore/escort
unemployed teacher
unemployed techie
collateral damage
dole monkey
meat puppet
unpaid blogger
homeless flotsam
i must have missed a few,eh?

c'mon, while we were saving for a rainy day they stole the goddamn country our from under us and crippled the labor movement. the bumper sticker SUPPORT THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT YOU THE 40 HOUR WEEK AND ENDED CHILD LABOR...how quickly we forget.how quickly our triumphs turn to ashes...

BTW 2
updated my FACEBOOK page today, under politics i listed "PROGRESSIVE,left of Center" which was not listed as one of their options, no sh*t? PISSED OFF probably wasn't either but i am.the TEA PARTY is an astro-turf puppet of lobbyists, their anger genuine but their targets are not. Cutting Taxes only give The ELITES MORE power over a starved gummint. O BOMBER is neither a socialist,commie,Nazi or Kenyan yet he is part of the Problem NOT the Solution, the recent lame-ass "bank reform" proves that.

yeah...rock the boat too much
and you get a drive in an open topped limo thru Dallas...6 seconds,6 seconds.

i am getting TOO HOPPED UP, time to downshift so i can eat dinner with throwing up. light humor follows..

SOUL MATE'S MEMOIRS
my suggested chapter titles;

Eldridge Cleaver is stealing my garbage!
PC=Prematurely Correct!
From Bluegrass Ky to smoking grass California.
'I am NOT a "dirty hippie" I bathe regularly.'
James Dean, Elvis & me...
"LUH-A-VIL" not LOUISIVILLE
God did NOT say Unions Are Evil.
an Atheist teaching at Notre Dame

Beyond bra burnings;wimmins lib & me
God wants me to be what???
the Original Owenite is...
"I'll DOW WILSON you back"
...but he's BLAAAAAAACK!
ACT UP/FIGHT BACK!
my Unions ate my youth


"IMPERFECTION IS BEAUTY,MADNESS IS GENIUS AND IT'S BETTER TO BE ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS THAN ABSOLUTELY BORING" attributed to Marilyn Monroe

MINISTRY OF ABSOLUTELY
namaste
mega

Thursday, July 29, 2010

CRAZYMAKING 2b

to ANONYMOUS
yes dear heart,
i too shed tears for the 99% of my good sweet dear gay friends who did not live long enuff to see today's life sustaining drug cocktails. HUGE HUGE SIGH....SIGH & CRY? gone but NEVER forgotten.
* * * * * *
"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out-because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out-becasue I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me-and there was no one left to speak out for me."

Rev.Martin Niemoller



"WHAT WE ARE WITNESSING HERE IS THE DEATH KNELL OF THE AMERICAN LABOR MOVEMENT."
gloomy forecast of the "ORIGINAL OWENITE" on Laborfest,over a less than stellar lunch.


frisco..the good, the Bad & the Ugly...(in no special order)

GOOD HARVEY'S at 18th & Castro(nee Elephant Walk, renamed after the martyred Harvey Milk, do see the movie!)now a semi gay tourist mecca.i self medicated my frazzled nerves and blown cool with three cold doses of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale YUM!
i was nearly back to being human after that, the bartender John was young cute and sweet and actually listened as i told him about the homophobia in the cab industry circa Harvey, watching police cars ablaze outside City Hall during the White Nite Riots and actually shaking Harvey Milk's hand outside a movie theater on Larkin during his third run for supervisor.at other places i overheard mention of Jello Biafra (former lead singer for the Dead Kennedys) and Sister Boom Booom of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Jesus Christ Satan,(a local colorful bearded barefoot nutter) who also ran for office about that time. frisco was a kinder gentler less corporate place in those days...

BAD i was reminded that Hitler was also a vegetarian as we were savagely elbowed and jostled in the RAINBOW GROCERY looking for dinner.if i were any less than my rotund 265 lbs both of us might've been injured in the ongoing shoppers melee.

UGLY the number of psychiatric outpatients making up the homeless population, our new Untouchables...

BAD SOUL MATE is writing her memoirs and so we took some tourist time (we have lotsa pix) to revisit her old haunts.she took five minutes to take some snaps and a meter maid/male drove up and handed us a $55 ticket, without asking me to move or give an explanation-all this is automated now, just type in the license.crip placards don't apply on street cleaning days SIGH.

GOOD LA MEDITERRANEE has several XLNT cafes around the Bay Area, the food was WONDERFUL AS USUAL and our waitress had friends in s cruz and didn't hurry us along on a slow day. SWEET.

UGLY the New de Young art museum in Golden Gate Park,,,SIGH.i am reminded of Alice in Wonderland when someone told her they majored in reading,writhing & uglification.the architect obviously studied at the same school UGH LEE!

GOOD Golden Gate Park Concourse...
altho it gave SM a headache, i liked the juxtaposition of the classic greco-roman style amphitheater with an elderly chinese man playing a rhythmic caterwauling one stringed instrument while a mime class was going on nearby.i also liked the fun a young white couple was having with their obviously adopted chinese born tween daughter.ONLY IN FRISCO?

GOOD our encyclopedic older friend and SM's honorary godfather O WISE HOWARD took us to his favorite organic cafe on the oakland/emeryville border near McArthur BART. it's called MANZANITA in its current incarnation, it has had several failed ops,the food was INCREDIBLE and BEAUTIFULLY ARRANGED,with the best vegetable miso soup i have had in ages.we had a very nice time even tho the crip encampment protesters SM came to see had been gone 4 days around an unmentionable scab oriented local grocery.

UGLY still oakland, i remember someone describing the us senate as 'where dreams go to die',on the west coast that describes oakland.

BAD outside the Greed District (wall street west-sic) the state of current fashion seems chaotic; mohawks with peep toe bondage heels and shiny black vinyl pants??? the slept in skater punk grunge look, really? who brought back 5 & 6 inch heels out of the fetish closet?

BAD i lived a block from Haight Street less than two years (@1971) after the much hyped SUMMER OF LOVE (trademarked?). we were both there less than two years ago and it was its usual drab haunted self but this time some psychedelic phantoms had tarted up the place like some old burnt out whore now open for tourist visits. young peeps in hippie garb also flooded the streets, stage dressing???
i don't know the author but a NYT article from the 70s lamented "they steal our dreams and sell them back to us." amen to that brother/sistah...HUGE BITTER SIGH.

sorta GOOD
we stayed at a cheapish Rodeway Inn which got VERY MIXED REVUES online,apparently some of the rear rooms are dark & dank. ours was up front on eddy st. with a king bed,sofa, table & chairs,newish color tv, mini fridge and microwave with off street parking plus HYDROJETS IN THE TUB (which SM just LOVED!!!) the carpets were a lil sticky and the wallpaper was peeling and the elevator to the second floor was older & slower than i am...

GOOD Montara LIghthouse Hostel, cheaper & cleaner than the Rodeway with FANTASTIC VIEWS.overall we have had good experience with the hostel system, except frisco which was noisy, the beds saggy old foam and young girls ran around the halls in c thru underwear & tiny thin camisoles.not sexy when you've spent a sleepless nite listening to whores being beaten,honked off inner city traffic and garbage cans being abused...

BAD we actually saw tourists wearing Parkas in July, the weather was That Bad and this was a 'warm spell' when the fog parted briefly and the sun shone weak as a con man's promise.

UGLY the STANFORD SHOPPING CENTER for the rich,noveau and uber rich..tiffany,betsy johnson,nike town,"needless mark ups" (neiman marcus),burburry, wilkes bashfords, macy's nordstroms etc etc. even a blind man on the sole black man pretending (?) to be retarded could smell the WRETCHED EXCESS & RICH BITCH neon attiudes on display. one off kilter view was a traditional japanese granny chastizing her obviously half black grandson aged 4.shiny cars,shiny hair & bright shiny hollow people.one window actually had an Open Casting Call display for MAD MEN the AMC tv series..wait for it, set in the 60s.
feeling like a turd in a cut crystal punchbowl much? SIGH...

GOOD
our last nite in frisco we went to a DOW WILSON TRIBUTE at Laborfest.
in her energetic youth SM had gotten the threat I'LL "DOW WILSON" YOU and she had piped up WELL,I'LL DOW WILSON YOU BACK. so she asked the Original Owenite, WHO WAS DOW WILSON?
Dow Wilson was the head of Painters Local 4..he was a fighter for union democracy,a fair wage, integration of minorities and being honest with the members about union dues & finances. so of course the International(it is ALLEGED)and members of MURDER INC. (oh the irony) blew the back of his head of in 1965 about 50 yards from the front door of the SF Temple of Labor at 16th & Capp ( WIKI REDSTONE BLDG for more history).
so we heard excerpts from his 1965 memorial LP and more from older members (Roland Shepherd & Roger McBride thanx guys) who knew him and then about the current dire straits of the union which has been co opted by neoliberals and proto facists.it was Living History in the finest sense of the word, i piped up once too...i said you have to EDUCATE TO MOTIVATE and teach workers who their real enemies are, not each other but the economy which starves certain classes (and cultures,regions,nations) into near serfdom then into scabbing to feed their own families as they starve others, you shoulds been there, so few were...SIGH.

i think that about says it all. any questions?

MINISTRY OF MONTROSITY
namaste
mega

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CRAZYMAKING frisco

LOCATION. LOCATION.LOCATION! realtors maxim

"SHOULD I BE WORRIED ABOUT HOW WELL I SEEM TO FIT IN HERE?" me to SOUL MATE yesterday at the manic frantic noisy abusively loud corner of 16th & Mission (La Mission) in frisco, it has devolved from Frisco to just plain 'frisco'

CONTEXT
we often say, only half joking, that if it weren't for funerals and doctors visits we'd never have any vacation at all. SIGH.
so since i had to see a specialist at STANFORD HOSP on weds why not spend a few nites in frisco and see some sights & attend some LABORFEST (see laborfest.net) events. seems harmless enuff right?

WRONG. visiting frisco for anything more than a daytrip is like being physically assaulted, like being savagely kneed in the groin then kicked in the brain from the sensory overload of kamikaze cabbies, pedestrians, ordinary rudeness, sharp elbows to the spleen and a potpourri of urban ugliness.whether both of us being ex- residents made it better or worse i'm not sure.
our last day in town, came early sunday and left late tuesday, SM had visited her old job haunt at the MUNI underground only to see a large crazed racist black woman knock over a blind white man...yeah right, that'll show em.i meanwhile was counting the number of HIV/AIDS counselor at the clinic near we had parked smoked...ALL OF THEM apparently.

CIGS, CELL PHONES AND i PODS seem to be the portable refuges of most of the residents, all of these being bad for you in one degree or another. did i mention that SM is violently allergic to cig smoke? BIG F*CKING WHOOP.

so anyway we were over an hour early for an event we thot started at six -thirty and SM went out in search for quieter environs while i sat at 16th& m watching the peeps and noting the changing demographics of LA M.fewer latinos, more whites,entire white families and surprisingly even many young asians(mostly chinese with anglo mates).

OMFG are those actually tourists, with cameras...what da hell? and young single attractive white girls in skin tight pants wander by without a wolf whistle,cat call or rude gestures. my my how things have changed.

so there i sit to find that the WAVE OF GENTRIFICATION which swept thru THE CASTRO in the 70s had reached all the way to CAPP ST. (no, not named after AL CAPP the LIL ABNER cartoonist) which has been for many decades the bottom of the barrel whore wise.beneath of International Flava of thai noodles houses next to papuseris are the usual homeless, drunks and crazies adrift in whatever delusions cross their minds at the moment. so i am enjoying the human flotsam for a good while when SM comes back to report on the futility of trying to find peace and quiet anywhere within reasonable walking distance.

i had been enjoying myself in a below the radar 'lurker' way when this semi crazed looking black man, a lil younger than me but equally disheveled,came by and "recognized" me.
"I may look like this on the outside but inside i'm sharp as a needle.just like you."
I WAS SOOO BUSTED! imagine...

next
i eat all my vegetables...
how we got a parking ticket..with me in the car
the benefits of beer therapy...
how THE HAIGHT has been tarted up lately..
a new doc calls my health status INCONCLUSIVE and Complex.
the "blind juggler" upstairs
we visit Golden Gate Park and SM gets a headache
freezing in frisco & other horrors

MINISTRY OF MOPERY
namaste
mega
and we wander qaamong the rich & uber rich at the STANFORD SHOPPING CNETER

Friday, July 23, 2010

NAZI MUMMIES 2

aloha 2u,
okay okay
the docs last nite (thanx SM) were SOLVING HISTORY with Olly Steeds & CLASH OF GODS, no credits given.

GET THE CLOVIS POINT?

i may or may not have mentioned that my Minor at CCSF was NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES.in the history of this continent about 16,000 to 24,000 years ago civilizations were defined by the CLOVIS POINT; named after an arrowhead found in Clovis New Mexico (see Wiki for more details). more recently said CLOVIS points have also been found in Pennsylvania and some archeologists have mentioned their similarities to SELEUTIAN (sp?)CULTURE points of northern europe.

now common sense is overtaking Mainstream Science FINALLY! and rather than have our shaggy hungry forefathers traipsing over thousands of miles of frozen tundra and glaciers the common herd is realizing that they took their skin boats,kayaks & dugout canoes along the coastlines following food and good hunting all the way to south america thousands of years ago in so called PREHISTORY.9see the xlnt docu titled something like WHO REALLY FIRST DISCOVERED AMERICA? it should still be in rotation now).BTW that question got me sent to visit the prionciple in grade school, snarky came early upon me.

now the CLOVIS POINT alludes to the fact that far flung groups or tribes were here POSSIBLY long before the SIBERIAN LAND BRIDGE EMIGRES, some have speculated that a comet or other cosmic catastrophe (maybe the SUPER VOLCANO UNDER YELLOWSTONE?) accounts for the sudden disappearance of woolly mammoth, camels, modern horses et al (why exactly did bison survive & thrive???) others claim these beasts were hunted to extinction by the invader (ditto why not bison?)but this rich racist nutbag in pittsburgh that Olly Steeds talked to sez the Red man EXTERMINATED the White man (Clovis) and now the Black man is set to do it again. HUGE HUGE SIGH.

now there are rock petrogylphs of unknown origins all over the southwest which pre date the hopi,zuni and navajo and the ohio valley tribes 9the Mound Builders, see SERPENT MOUND) have tales of giant red haired cannibals (stranded vikings?) and the history channel is running the HOLY GRAIL IN AMERICA special again. there are many things and structures in this country alone that by all SCIENCE are unexplained. (Thomas Dolby THEY BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE! is that on U tube??)

i have been meaning to write about the Clovis Point for awhile now, have no idea why. i find such things fascinating et tu?

bad news, good news
BTW the bad news is i fell yesterday going out to get our daily fishwrap,legs just crumpled under me like they have doing often recently.
the good news that the grab bar one of our contractors installed saved me and the carpal cuff i was wearing becuz of recent transfusions probably saved me from breaking my wrist with all my body weight plunging in mid air suddenly halted.ya never know...

"I LEARNED THAT COURAGE WAS NOT THE ABSENCE OF FEAR BUT THE TRIUMPH OVER IT.THEW BRAVE MAN IS NOT HE WHO DOES NOT FEEL AFRAID BUT HE WHO CONQUERS THAT FEAR." NELSON MANDELA

Happy 93rd birthday NM. Nelson Mandela=MANDALA???

NAZI MUMMIES, MINOTAURS N FUR

"Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams." TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

Aloha 2u,
okay i am a geek.
i was watching two docus last nice,one about the racial astigmatism of Nazis searching for the mythical ARYAN SUPER RACE via modified mummies,ancient tibetan swastika riddled manuscripts,bizarre racial stereotypes and rewriting history (a la Mao & Stalin & Karl Rove)then i watched a docu about the myth of the minotaur vs. the reality of Crete domination ancient Athens et al.

one thing that stuck in my craw was an erudite englishman's description of a fresco as nude youths BULLFIGHTING whereas everything i have encountered has referred to it as BULL DANCING as, like in India, bulls were worshipped as a symbol of fertility as was APIS in egypt.also these ATHENSCENTRIC scholars ascribed CANNIBALISM TO THE CRETANS along with human sacrifice, due to knife scrape marks on the bones, whereas other docus, including one on vampires and the historical Dracula and the ossuary of James the brother of Jesus called Christ,mention the custom of scraping the flesh off bones after several years then re burying the bones in a smaller more efficient manner.sometimes this was also insurance against vampirism...i'm just saying you don't haveta be a Nazi to have blinders on.SIGH.

THE LABYRINTH the main palace of Crete at Gnossos (sp?)had over a thousand interconnected rooms,was some five floors tall and no simple hallways to get from one point to another...a labyrinth indeed.

PUBIC HAIR REVISITED

my GOP fiend in Little Rock, a great guy ,tells me often i am the smartest person he has ever met but he is chronically depressed and doesn't get out much.HA HA ha.(modesty forbids..)

once he lived in san diego for years less than a mile from the nude beach and never once ventured out for a look...anyway he was cleaning out the attic of this fixwer upper house he bought a few years back and found many boxes of Playboy and Hustler frm the 70s/" I liked that era, back when girls had hair." quote he.
i understood how he meant PUBIC HAIR and not the smooth pedophile Barbie look so common today,mist nudist wimmin are untrimmed or only slightly so, in europe esp. germany both sexes are bald netherwise.my friend blames ONLINE & VIDEO PORN for popularizing the bald look and i have written prior blogs giving my reasoning. just thot i'd mention it again ...

MINISRTY OF MONS VENERIS
namaste 2 u
megs mons

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CYBORGS PPS

aloha,
talked for hours with a friend in Little Rock last nite as his nabe across the cul de sac HAS THE SAME SYMPTOMS AS I DO...now this is starting to get weird. speaking of weird, more nuggets from NEXUS 17 #3

"THE CONSCIOUS AND INTELLIGENT MANIPULATION OF THE ORGANIZED HABITS AND OPINIONS OF THE MASSES IS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT IN DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY.THOSE WHO MANIPULATE THIS UNSEEN MECHANISM OF SOCIETY CONSTITUTE AN INVISIBLE GOVERNMENT, WHICH IS THE TRUE RULING POWER OF OUR COUNTRY.WE ARE GOVERNED, OUR MINDS ARE MOLDED,OUR TASTES FORMED,OUR IDEAS SUGGESTED, LARGELY BY MEN THAT WE NEVER HEARD OF...WHO UNDERSTAND THE MENTAL PROCESSES AND SOCIAL PATTERNS OF THE MASSES,IT IS THEY WHO PULL THE WIRES WHICH CONTROL THE PUBLIC MIND, WHO HARNESS OLD SOCIAL FORCES AND CONTRIVE NEW WAYS TO BIND AND GUIDE THE WORLD."

who said this...Nero? Hitler? Mussolini? Lenin? Trotsky? Stalin? Kruschev? Beria of the KGB? Kurt Wolff of the Stasi?

nope,
try EDWARDS BERNAYS in his book PROPAGANDA. Bernays, a nephew of Sigmund Freud, is generally recognized as the Father of Modern Advertising who helped convince flapper wimmin of the 20s that smoking was not slutty and low class but a sign of their emerging independence along with the right to vote.before that he used propaganda techniques to coax American opinion into joining World War One,probably one of the most influential men you have never heard of.SIGH.

this is from an article on the microchipping of america and the so called 'cashless society'...remember THE MARK OF THE BEAST in Revelations? gotcha, this is some good sh*t.me, i'd rather know then not know...

DARPA NASTIES
from p. 29 buried amidst an article on IMMORTAL HeLa cancer cells
this quotes KATIE DRUMMOND from Wired.com 5 feb 2010

"The Pentagon's mad science arm may have come up with its most radical project yet.DARPA is looking to re-write the laws of evolution to the military's advantage by creating synthetic organisms that can live forever...

"The plan would assemble the latest bio-tech knowledge to come up with living,breathing creatures that are genetically engineered to produce the intended biological effect.DARPA wants the organisms to be fortified with molecules that bolster cell resistance to death, so that the lab monsters can ultimately be programmed to live indefinitely."

IN ENGLISH PLEASE!

okay okay
think WOLVERINE of the X MEN crossbred with the KLINGONS OF STAR TREK,only IMMORTAL.our BLACK OPS tax dollars at work, and you thot they REALLY paid $5000 each for govt spec toilets, you silly...

SCIENCE FACT
why we age, the current idea.
at the ends of out strands of our DNA are lil caps called telemeres, like on the ends of shoelaces, as we age the caps fall apart as so eventually does our DNA and death follows. now if DNA had telemeres that didn't fall apart and our DNA could be reprogrammed not to deteriorate we could, in theory, LIVE FOREVER...like who would want that? some rabid comix fanboys have theorized that with his healing factor Wolverine might indeed be Immortal or maybe just age very very very slowly.

this article was about HeLa cells, taken from Henrietta Lacks (HeLa) a black woman who died of cervical cancer in the 1950s- whose cells have accidentally become 1. immortal, 2. still in current usage worldwide, 3. spawned a multi billion dollar industry, 4. may have spawned a new form of life, 5.WHOSE CELLS ARE USED IN EVERY VACCINE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE..HUGE SIGH. naturally her relatives have not seen a penny of the profits from any of this, fascinating and dreadful stuff...

as MY EX-THE MIRAGE'S fave button sez "YOU'RE JUST VISITING MY REALITY!" {insert maniacal laughter here}

MINISTRY OF MONSTROSITIES
namaste
mega

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CYBORGS P S

aloha,
that no sooner had i written the last blog and curled up with the latest issue of NEXUS magazine vol 17 #3 (see website) that i found a few related items,

NANO NASTIES 2
DR.KEIICHI TORIMITSU of NTT (NIPPON TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE) is working towards two way bionic/biomimetic nano sensor brain implants to aid stroke & Parkinsons victims,at first anyway.

RELATED ITEM
23% of Germans surveyed said they okay with government implanted microchips under their skin as it brought "certain benefits" which were unspecified.

KILLER DRONES
O BOMBER is asking for another $33 billion to fight our two major wars.
US DRONE ATTACKS ARE UP 50% since O BOMBER TOOK OFFICE...Nexus notes that for every TARGET (read Al Qaeda or Taliban) we hit 140 INNOCENT PEEP HAVE TO DIE. that's the drone KILL RATIO, over 700 INNOCENT dead peeps so far (see COLLATERAL DAMAGE).
currently over 5000 drones are flying,over 25 times more than 2001.195 Predators and 25 of the heavier deadlier Reapers included ,so far.we have noted the kills in Yemen but now there are overflights of Venezuela too due with the cooperation of our NATO allies.HUGE HUGE SIGH...

there is more about BIG PHARMA FRAUD and the CIA spiking food in France with LSD, in the 1950s, part of MK ULTRA no doubt.Nexus is great f*cking reading every 2 months.

namaste y'all
mega

CYBORGS

"We must avoid the temptation to drown in distractions and distortions." SEN.HARRY REID

aloha,
as a rule i do not like POST APOCALYPSE (sp?) settings for movies.there are about five or six i think work...Mad Max, Resident Evil 3,Terminator; Salvation,Pandorum...whatever.
so it was weird that my dreams last night were all about POST BIG ONE QUAKE SAN FRANCISCO clawing its way to civilization, with my valuable but usually ignored advice (oh yes & i was also heavily armed).

i am on a new med for sleep and old one to stop stomach cramps and last nite i watched a JIM THOMPSON noir adaption from 1990 AAFTER DARK, MY SWEET with Jason Patric and Rachel Ward and the last half of JENNIFER'S BODY.

i blame CSPAN, a few days ago they were talking to futurists and geeks about technology and one guy who wrote a book HAMLET'S BLACKBERRY i think, pointed out that Socrates was against the new fangled GREEK ALPHABET BECAUSE HE THOT IT WOULD WEAKEN THE CAPACITY FOR MEMORIZATION OF EPICS ET AL.Socrates saw the alphabet as a crutch and unneeded one at that.so this geek futurist points out that each new device is an extension of our five senses, six if you include skin,and that each molds our malleable brains to different escalating settings-a common trope of recent brain research.

TANGENTS
1.the PREDATOR DRONES CONTROLS were re redesigned to reflect video games systems to make the learning curve for operators miniscule. LEARN TO KILL ELECTRONICALLY THEN IN REAL LIFE & DEATH.HUGE SIGH.
2.the BAREFOOT BANDIT learned to fly via video games which simulated real flight so effectively he stole two planes and flew to the carribean,his mother was so proud as she intended to send money sending him to flight school.now if only there was a video game which taught him NOT to steal SIGH.
3. there is a scientist in scandanavia who has had a cyborg probe inserted into his brain which lets him control a robotic arm, he is NOT otherwise disabled.are we destined to become THE BORG IN ST:TNG (Star Trek:The Next Generation)?????
4. there are now clinics which treat video game and PC addictions, some gamers have died during marathon sessions which have lasted days...

i DO NOT JONES when my PC is down or days when i am not online, for reasons of health & sanity, i am one of those who do not see the need to have a cell phone or smart phone (sic) glued to my hip everywhere i go nor do i need to takes calls when on the toilet like others i have over heard.

LUDDITE? perhaps...feudal samurai era Japan banned the use of guns for centuries as they figured it would disrupt traditional society,they were so right.
some nukes are designed to airburst yielding an EMP (ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE)which fries all electronics putting your opponent back into the kerosene lit 1890s.this would be a BAD THING right?

NANO NASTY

some nanotech is now being designed to be implanted into your bloodstream and scrub out the nasties so that our lifespans will be extended into...? call me PARANOID but if this gunk is flowing thru our brains what is to stop the gummint or Microsoft or Oracle from implanting mind control firmware to make us 1984 style zombies without even noticing? i'm just sayin'...

COVERT VS OVERT

PAGANI accuses me, sometimes rightly, of dealing too much in the hypothetical and things beyond our control, while PANDORA my paranoid friend is just the opposite using me as a resource for covert tech.
usually DARPA (DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY-the real inventors of our beloved internets)is 10-20 years beyond our currently available personal electronics, now they are working on jet fighter controls using eye movement and thot waves,so by inference....

i am 62 and should, by actuarial tables, be dead in 20-30 years but my boyz are 22 and 23 and if they live to be 80 or 110 all this will be dumped in their unready laps, so as a parent and sceptic i worry about it.

IT IS HARD ENUFF BEING HUMAN AS IT IS NOW....SIGH & CRY?

MINISTRY OF MODERNITY
namaste y'all
semper gumby
moody mega

Monday, July 19, 2010

HEALTH WISE

"You don't have to be right.All you have to do be is candid."- ALLEN GINSBERG
...one does what one can m'sieu,
one does what one can.(from the tale of the sparrow)

aloha,
PAGANI this morning my hbp was 202 over 135.which reminded me about your comment to a prior blog.

@MEDICAL SELF DEFENSE

most doctors, including my PCP who uses a Blackberry, use a PDR (Physicians Desk Reference available about everywhere).the dirty lil secret is that the PDR is basically a collection of inserts you get with your meds- all written by BIG PHARMA INC and manufactured by semi sweatshops in China (another tv warning is scheduled tonight about the product tampering and contamination involved)..

like PAGANI, me or SM got a prescription for something which might unintentionally kill us in combination with our other meds.how did we save our own lives?

WORST PILLS, BEST PILLS
ISBN 0-7434-9256-0 PUBLIC CITIZEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH GROUP
unlike the PDR this is written by doctors in one of the Ralph Nader public interest spin off groups. I TRUST IT TO THE MAX.WITH MY LIFE IN FACT...OUR LIVES.
we had to special order it then wait but it's worth it if you're a client/captive of the MEDICAL/PHARMACEUTICAL/INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX.

just like buying a used car you must become AN INFORMED CONSUMER when that is the last thing your rational mind wants. you want to trust the white coat is giving you life saving-pain stopping meds and not something a pretty Big Pharma rep in a tight skirt gave him/her to qualify for some offshore spiffy vacation...HUGE SIGH.

MY BAD FOR NOT MENTIONING THIS EARLIER.

@ MENTAL HEALTH
saw THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, loved it but then i have an often dark & twisty soul. if you embrace your dark side you might really enjoy this movie or if you're a feminist/humanist or lover of the Greek tragedies motif.the finale of this trilogy is due out this fall and I AM SO THERE!

the petite hacker heroine is a combination of me and my Asperger's son (who now has a Certified Nursing Assistant degree, i am pleasantly surprised but perplexed) SOUL MATE opined that this sounded like a truly scary combo, anti-heroic mayhaps and...okay i give you SCARY but Fascinating.

will try to see INCEPTION this week too,if at all possible...

MINISTRY OF MIRTH & MIRE\
namaste 2u
kisses
mega

Sunday, July 18, 2010

PRIDE N JOY!

"Music, the greatest good that mortals know,and all of Heaven we have below." JOSEPH ADDISON

aloha,
SOUL MATE is on two music mailing lists...PRIDE & JOY (classic funk,r&b) and THE SUNDOGS (zydeco). we will travel within a 90miles radius if free and slightly less if tickets are affordable.

PRIDE & JOY played for free in Menlo Park yesterday.
as an added incentive it's within a kidney stone's throw of Stanford Hospital!
so we ventured forth into the deepest darkest heart of Silicon Valley, got lost in a maze of freeways and franchiseland outlets and parked only three minutes later than our goal of 5.30, the band started playing as we got out.

WE HAD A GREAT TIME!
there were a street fare in progress so there were kids, oreo couples aplenty, young and old all happy at one time.it felt like being back in Bezerkeley minus all the political squabbles.if you can't tap your feet during a P&J concert than you should head for the graveyard cuz you're simply moribund (sp?)

later we got lost in the mtns coming home, took an involuntary narrow windy roads tour of BIG BASIN Park, home of more redwoods and rolled into s cruz around eleven pm.THE SANTA CRUZ DINER is open 24/7 if you're ever in town.so we bucked the crowd and i got a CAPITOLA OMELET 9ham,bacon & cheddar) with has browns and sourdough toast and SM got a safe turkey sandwich after being told they were out of all veggie plates & combos,SM noted there were 12 servers on duty all work their tails off.i was impressed when peeps wider & fatter than me waddled in for comfort food or their great desserts. we are normally NEVER out on weekends, too many drunks and tourist 'acting da fool'.SIGH.

so we had a weekend to remember as today i soak my crip apparatus-knee braces, new apnea mask, watsu swimsuit etc etc.next month THE SF MIME TROUPE is in town with their latest stage productions (always free) and we shall be there too-hopefully.

BTW
to MY EX-THE MIRAGE..i will do my best....

BTW 2
and tell Z Man there is no shame in losing, only in NOT trying. only in SPECIAL OLYMPICS is EVERYBODY A WINNER (snark).

MINISTRY OF MERRIMENT
namaste y'all
mega

Saturday, July 17, 2010

USUAL GIBBERISH

"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America." William Jefferson Clinton POTUS #42
YEAH RIGHT,
Technology will not save you!

aloha,
the good news is I HAVE LOST 14 Lbs in just over 3 months.
the bad news is someone asked ISN'T THAT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HAVE CANCER?
SIGH..

good news,in the last week i have found several other people who HAVE THE SAME PHYSICAL PROBLEMS AS I DO... bad news, not one has a diagnosis yet including the older woman i talked to on the phone at Stanford whose mother has been suffering with this for years.
good news, none of them is dead yet...bad news, i am scheduled to see more doctors and get still more tests.good news, i have a local friend who is a year ahead of me in the process and we can compare notes...SIGH & SMILES.

GOOD NEWS
my PCP is Rwanda for the summer, doing her usual volunteer work at an AIDS clinic her family founded. see i do know a HERO when i see one.

INCEPTION,THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE & I AM LOVE all got Great revues, hope to catch at least before the summer ends. missed SPLICE due to my short hospital stay,it was only here for a blink then vanished, will catch it on cable i guess.RESIDENT EVIL 4 is due out this fall as is THE GIRL.. series finale YUM.

the weather here of late has been MAGNIFICENT.we call it, i call it "CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEATHER" and there is a FREE brazilian circus at the Boardwalk all summer, hope to catch that too if possible.

BTW yes i am writing less often.
my energy peaked after the first transfusion (about 4 hours per Unit)about 80% better than before, with the second blood drop i only got a 25% boost and the third had lil fx far as i can see.there was an episode of HOUSE where a woman kept bloggin' from her hospital bed, if i had a laptop i would too.i am told that taking IRON PILLS may help after a month or two, its only been few weeks so no sign of progress yet...transfusion, all in right hand and arm, aggravated my carpal tunnel so i am wearing one of my carpal cuffs24/7 again. looking more crip than usual...

BTW2
TRUE BLOOD is back & weirder than ever.me happy.
like RIZZOLI & ISLES on TNT(?)
bailed out of HAVEN ten minutes into the second episode,
THE GATES & SCOUNDRELS is okay i guess.
wallowing in new goodies on the History & Science channels, watching hours of reruns of CRIMINAL MINDS & the docu series GANGLAND.

BTW3
the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) turns 20 this summer (July 20th i think) so naturally this is the year that more crips will die due to budget shortfalls (stop cheering you Greedy Old Poltroons) and KGO tv featured a story wherein they want to NARROW THE DEFINITION OF "SERVICE ANIMAL" TO TRAINED DOGS ONLY.naturally the non profit which trains said dogs sponsors this.i admit there are abuses in the system, i know a crip who has two cockapoos(sp?) as service animals but i also know crips with CP,post polio or stroke survivors who have trained monkeys as their 'hands'.
as the ADA is written all you have to do is proclaim your animal a SERVICE ANIMAL without any other certification and it cannot be barred from any local.they showed a homeless guy who had a surly dog for 'emotional support', the dog lunged at the tv reporter and cameraman...the lower colons, eh solons, in DC will have to take bids on who to listen to HUGE HUGE SIGH.

gotta go, off to see FREE MUSIC in Menlo Park with Soul Mate. can't beat the price...cheer up Z MAN,it's life & life only. "DO 4 SELF"!

MINISTRY OF MALADIES & MELODIES
semper gumby
namaste y'all
mega

Monday, July 12, 2010

WINTERS BONE

"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense." GERTRUDE STEIN (also said-there is NO there there,about Oakland)


aloha,
WINTER'S BONE, as SM pointed out i neglected to mention the movie's title in the blog HARDSCRABBLE.a rare case where i posted in Facebook and neglected to mention it here.SIGH.

WILLIE BROWN ex SF Mayor, SF Chronicle sunday columnist and all around jackass commented that "this movie is so depressing.It makes me glad I'm not white." a reader then wrote to him that this was written despite the fact that ALL of the wimmin he dates,and often impregnates, ARE White...as i mentioned he is AN ALL AROUND JACKASS.

WINTERS BONE, the plot is simple.Bree (JENNIFER LAWRENCE) is looking for her dad, a current day Ozarks meth cooker who has jumped bail for which he put up their log cabin house and adjoining woodlands. Bree cares for two younger siblings and a depressed fugue state silent mother.to describe them as dirt poor would be generous.Bree must turn over her father, dead or alive, to the bail bondsman or "be thrown out in the field like dogs", as she so eloquently puts it.like i said, the GOP version of Darwinian 1931 america.SIGH & CRY?

superficially bleak it is a rawboned rough hewn hymn to the power of love on the frontiers of human character, almost mythic in its simplicity.if you only see two or three movies a year, try and make this one of them & tell me what u think.okay?

BTW
apparently normal human hemoglobin is about 114 (per?) whereas mine was 82 and even after the transfusions only got up to 93, so i am still operating at least than full horsepower, much like my antiquated 12 year old oft patched stemapunk PC.

MINISTRY OF MYTHOLOGIES
semper gumby
namaste
mega

Friday, July 9, 2010

BLOOD DEBT?

"Who knew the old man had SO much blood in him?" MacBeth (a rough paraphrase)

aloha,
there comes a time, perhaps on the second or third day you lay abed watching a strangers blood drip drip drip drip into your veins, when it seems that your life outside a hospital bed is all an elaborate illusion...the weather here in PARADISE has been grim overcast and chill until lately so naturally i have spent most of this sunless summer week either in a medical clinic or OUTPATIENT ONCOLOGY transfusion bed (twice) HUGE SIGH.
if i don't STROKE OUT before finish8ng this i might or might not be..fine?
a well meaning nurse informed me that SOME PEEP GET TRANSFUSIONS FOR YEARS WITHOUT A FIRM DIAGNOSIS.oh goodie....(sarcasm there)

got my second and third transfusions this week. my blood pressure is almost as high as the pre junk orbiting space shuttle and they asked me if I HAD ANY STRESS???? oh where to begin. i gave a jagged thumbnail of my family constellation, crazed nabes,catch 22 park rules and week long surprise stay by an e-friend correspondent turned refugee house guest,luckily they were also asphalting our mobile park streets so she too was forced to flee this week, finally.

LeBron who?
as Cheney would say about BP lying it's collective ass off about Gulf leakage SO?!

IMHO
OSCAR GRANT...i would've voted Murder Two for the rogue cop and gassed OJ while i was at it,so there.

BTW
PAGANI has new artwork, check it out.
MY EX-THE MIRAGE was a homecare worker last i heard.
my friend G MAN is a home buyer,despite the goddamn lawyers.

O BUMMER
no matter whose blood i got i still think O BOMBER is screwing the pooch (military slang for f*ck up) in KARZAI-stan.blood will tell, ours & theirs apparently.this week RACHEL MADDOW has shown the even darker underbelly of our misadventures there....SIGH OH MY MY.

O BROTHER
something else i wanted to kvetch about (humor attempt)
should hospital tvs be allowed to show episodes of HOUSE,GREYS ANATOMY & HAWTHORNE to their captive audiences? just askin'

MINISTRY OF MALFEASANCE
namaste y'all
semper gumby
murky mega

Friday, July 2, 2010

HARDSCRABBLE

"THERE IS NO FATE THAT CANNOT BE SURMOUNTED BY SCORN." Albert Camus
amen to that..

aloha,
1.5 million unemployed.
200,000 added every week while Congress dithers over UI extensions.
knuckleheads GOPubloicans claim that peep should get off their asses and take ANY job available.what world do they live in?

PAUL KRUGMAN wrote a column this week that many jobs that pee can do NOW are gone,GONE FOREVER, KAPUT, FINI.
try going to cash starved community colleges to train for jobs that no longer exist or even don't exist yet-except nursing and computer repair.

the famous author/inventor. futurist RAY KURZWEIL (sp?) is looking forward to 2025 when he predicts that machines will be smarter than people and will have to invent and repair themselves. this from a man who hopes to live FOREVER, no sincerely, he wants to be physically Immortal.SIGH.

i have seen the world the GOPublicnas want is to live in, where it is 1931 forever. SIGH.
an arthouse darling called which we saw yesterday has been called SOUTHERN GOTHIC NOIR, a genre new to me but fairly accurate in describing the hardscrabble hand to mouth existence of those left alone and betrayed by their country in the Ozarks.not entertaining in the traditional sense but compelling, truthful and honest to the bone.I ENJOYED THE HELL OUTTA THIS MOVIE.the best i have seen this year in a low key down home rawboned skinned knuckles way.the Lead actress JENNIFER LAWRENCE gives a spare heartfelt performance which appears artless but nonetheless heartbreaking. i say check it out....


tis the season for explosive accidents, HAPPY JULY 4TH,count your fingers...

MINISTRY OF MISERY
namaste y'all
mega