Saturday, May 03, 2008
According to legend Elvis Presley acquired himself a video cam just before his death and taped every thing that squirmed, writhed or whimpered. Will this be the next to emerge?
The secret word is Tiretracks
Thursday, May 01, 2008
As the news filters out about how “DC Madame” Deborah Jeane Palfrey hung herself at her mom’s house in Florida, I can’t stop the nagging doubt. Is this shit on the level? Okay so I’m a paranoid cynic with an unhealthy love for a good conspiracy, and yes, she was facing horrendous hard jail time, but her own reported words have an ominous ring. At various time Palfrey has repeated…
"If taken into custody, my physical safety and most probably my very life would be jeopardized, rape, beating, maiming, disfigurement and more than likely murder disguised in the form of just another jailhouse accident or suicide would await me," And on another occasion, "No I'm not planning to commit suicide," and she added that she was “at risk of being killed and that authorities would make it look like suicide. If she was found dead it would be murder." "I'm planning on going into court and defending myself vigorously and exposing the government,"
The secret word is Decriminalize
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has decided he wants to "send a message" to youngsters that smoking reefer "unacceptable". Previously Cannabis was downgraded to class C drug in the UK which made possession largely a non-arrestable offence. This, however, isn’t good enough for Brown, he claims he’s worried about the "more lethal" (lethal????) use of skunk - a strong form of the drug. Click for the full story. (Thanks Ed.)
The secret word is Dope
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
It was, of course, a tune by the 1960’s band Tomorrow (for whom the dubious Twink played drums) but, much more important it was a scheme of the Dutch Provos by which white bicycles were left all over the city and were free for anyone to use, and then, having taken to the free ride, to leave for the next person needing no-cost transport. Sadly it was one of those great counter culture ideas that faded with the 1970s – and was also beset by an odd geographic entropy whereby the bicycles seemed to ultimately wind up in the outer suburbs of Amsterdam and have to be rounded up with great trouble and expense, which was hardly the original idea. The idea has, however, been resurrected in a number of European cities, and is proving particularly successful in Paris. Munz has sent a full report.
The secret word is Pedal
Monday, April 28, 2008
I still have not martialed my thoughts about the world wide food riots. All I can say is that it’s just another scene from the science fiction movie I have seen over and over. I also find it hard to not fly into a rage when I read that one of the multiple causes of the crisis – aside from the bloody oil barons and their controlling sheiks – is the corn to ethanol boondoggle in which more than a quarter of the last crop cycle was eaten up by this ineffective and criminally wasteful piece of greed. And this is not even to take into account endemic Western obesity. For relevant details read Daily Kos
The secret word is Larceny
Our good friend Yukiko writes…
“Mishima wrote that the truth lies not in the sultry end of a mystic labyrinth sailing up a tropical river, but on a very plain surface of a dry hot rock under the sheer sunlight. The basic idea of the Buddhism is that life is hell after all, so, with the concept we can get along with anything. People live with their own sadness.”
Edward Lorenz, (Father of Chaos Theory) – RIP
Sunday, April 27, 2008
The secret word is Overjoyed