Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Tao's of Pauly's Top 11 Movies about Writers

Anniversary Party
Author Author
Barton Fink
Deconstructing Harry
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Finding Forrester
Henry and June
State and Main
Where the Buffalo Roam
World According to Garp
Wonder Boys

***All these films you should see, if you have, see them again***
The Fuji Rock Festival in Tokyo, Japan has been going on. My friend Yuh, a Japhan whom I met in Tokyo for the 2000 Phish tour writes this mini review (in English I might add!): "Fuji Rock was very good. I saw a lot of bands: Galactic, String Cheese Incident and Karl Denson and also a few Japanese (bands). Galactic was really cool. They were better than last year. They played with Karl Denson and George Clinton. SCI were good, too. They became to play a little techno taste during jam. And Travis (from SCI) joined Karl Denson. I, Jun and Kohey saw ZOBO at SCI show. He was excited to gather us and to see a lot of Japanese friends. And .... it seemed he traveled with Japanese girl, then he said all Japanese girls loved Zobo. Do you think so? I don't wanna believe it!"

By the way, I can't stop laughing at the last two sentences! Domo Arigato, Yuh!

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

"Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end." - Henry Miller

Señor to Star in Cambodian TV Series

Yes! Señor has been the latest pop culture hit in Cambodia after he filmed a local version of the reality based/inspired series of Meet the Parents: Cambodia. Here's what Señor said about the last episode:

"Today this chick took me to meet her whole family, I'm talking parents, aunts, uncles, cousins... and none of them speaks a word of english!!!!! They all stared at me, touched me and smiled, it was bizarre."

Monday, July 29, 2002

"The rest of the country looks at New York like we're left-wing, Communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers. I think of us that way sometimes, and I live here." - Woody Allen
Donut Diet: 8 Days since I gave up eating donuts!

I have a new economic-dieting theory. Ever since I gave up eating donuts last weekend, the Dow is up 590 points! Coincidence?

Sunday, July 28, 2002

"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god." - Francis Bacon
Lance Armstrong First American to Win Fourth Tour de France Here's a bit from "PARIS- Lance Armstrong is getting used to this, cruising toward the tree-lined Champs-Elysees with a bright yellow jersey on his back and a glass of champagne in his hand... for the fourth straight year, Lance Armstrong was wearing yellow in Paris...the Texan with the iron legs to match his will handily won his fourth Tour de France... to the cheers of thousands of fans, many waving U.S. flags, who lined the famous boulevard."

Saturday, July 27, 2002

I'm writing a new novel. It's offical. I started the new one, oh, about three weeks ago. But I threw it out. All of it. Yes, this morning, I chucked it, and started a re-write. Draft #2. That's when I know it's a serious idea... when I scrap what I got and start again from Page 1. I have been riding a steady wave of inspiration the last few weeks, coupled with a freshly discovered confidence in my writing ability (thanks to the support of my new Tuesday's Writers Group) and the particpation of my friends and fellow scribes with my projects (Truckin & E-Story) which has really gotten my creative juices flowing and the words are seeping out of my head and brain and need to go somewhere...

So far the new novel is called: Untitled 2002. Exciting, huh! If I write one page a day, I will have a 340 page novel by July 4, 2003. That's my goal. I'm being as realistic as I can regarding my time, taking into account my employment circumstances and lack of time to write, in addition to sharing my writing time with the daily ramblings to the TAO and the monthly E-Zine, Truckin'. More updates to come...
Just got an e-mail from Señor!! He returned to Asia on Wednesday. Here's a bit: "Now I am in Cambodia and have already met up with two cuties I was friends with from last trip. It's great... like Señor's Reunion Tour."

Comment from Jessica on the Señor Reunion Tour: "Handsome Little Man with Lots of Hair... that's what Señor means in Cambodian."

Editor's Note: Señor is actually 5 feet 7 inches tall, a good 6 or 7 inches taller than the average Cambodian woman. I always thought Señor in Cambodian loosely translated to: Smiling man who drops his pants during the monsoon.
"My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk." - John Keats
"It's silly to go on pretending that under the skin we are all brothers. The truth is more likely that under the skin we are all cannibals, assassins, traitors, liars, hypocrites, poltroons." - Henry Miller

Friday, July 26, 2002

"The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love." - Henry Miller

Thursday, July 25, 2002

News Alert...

Boy's Penis Re-attached After Donkey Bites It Off Rabat, Morocco: Surgeons have managed to stitch back a boy's penis after it was bitten off by a donkey. No word on how or why it was bitten off.
Heady News

Expert: Asteroid May Hit Earth, but Don't Panic! A massive asteroid might hit Earth in 2019, a British scientist said. Other space experts say they are pretty confident this nightmare scenario will not come about. Any rate be on the look out for 2002 NT7! The Mayans figured the end of the world will be Decemeber 21, 2012, the exact date their calendar ends. For more information on the end of the world Mayan style, visit Survive Their 2012 end-date predicted a special happening in our universe… kids, I hope to be living in Iceland by then.

In business news... DOW SOARS 489 Points for a record setting day on Wall Street. It was the best day for 2002 and it ssnapped a 4 day losing streak. The 489 point gain in one day was also the second largest in history. BUT stocks are expected to dip today as lingering concerns about murky corporate accounting weigh on the market despite a dramatic late-day rally yesterdayy. AOL Time Warner is the next comapny under scrutiny.
"During the journey we commonly forget its goal. Almost every profession is chosen as a means to an end but continued as an end in itself. Forgetting our objectives is the most frequent act of stupidity." - Nietzsche

Wednesday, July 24, 2002

"I ain't afraid to be what I want to be." - Muhamed Ali
Heady News Update

SF Considering Growing Own San Francisco could become the first city in the nation to get into the pot-growing business to supply patients with medicinal marijuana, under a measure headed for the November ballot.
"My books are the books that I am, the confused man, the negligent man, the reckless man, the lusty, obscene, boisterous, scrupulous, lying, diabolically truthful man that I am." - Henry Miller

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

"I am of course confident that I will fulfill my tasks as a writer in all circumstances— from my grave even more successfully and more irrefutably than in my lifetime. No one can bar the road to truth, and to advance its cause I am prepared to accept even death. But may it be that repeated lessons will finally teach us not to stop the writer’s pen during his lifetime? At no time has this ennobled our history." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Monday, July 22, 2002

Funny Shit!

Hilarious Cannabis Cartoons can be found at this sight. I can speak muthafuckin German, I just can't read muthafuckin German. Anyway, pot humor is just plain funny in any language. Some of these cartoons are trippy funny stuff! This artist is pretty good.

"Make the most of the Indian hemp seed and sow it everywhere!" - Geroge Washington, 1794
"Nothing hurts a new truth more than an old error. " - Goethe

"Apparently, no one told this to Arthur Andersen." - Dave Simanoff
Buiness News... I was told upon arriving at work, that today will be one wild day and I should make sure I'm wearing a helmet, safety goggles and if necessary, a bulletproof vest. More to come. The Asian and European markets have been down since they opened earlier this morning. Even the chairman of the NYSE says Monday Will Be a Rough Day. I got a stern warning from one of the partners today: DO NOT LOSE ANY CLIENTS TODAY... IF YOU DO, YOU LOSE YOUR JOB!!! Gulp! Investors are starting to panic, have been doing so the last 2 weeks and I expect them to pull even more cash out of the stock market. Alas, if I can get through today, I'll have a job AND survived one of the toughest days on Wall Street in the last 50 years. I should have gone to medical school and been a doctor.

In other sad news, Worldcom Files for Bankruptcy WorldCom Inc. filed the largest U.S. bankruptcy last night after the long-distance telephone and data services company buckled under a $3.85 billion accounting scandal and a mountain of junk-rated debt.

Sunday, July 21, 2002

"The American way is to seduce a man by bribery and make a prostitute of him. Or else to ignore him, starve him into submission and make a hack out of him." - Henry Miller

I could not have summed up how I feel right now, any better than what Miller wrote. Merci, HM!
Got my ER Bill from Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan this week. I have to pay 100% of it because I have no insurance. Here's the rundown:

ER Visit Charge: $550
X-Ray Charge: 3 Fingers: $132
Radiology Charge: $25
NY State Surcharge: $55.79

Total: $752.79

$752.79 is the price I am billed for getting my finger snapped back into place by an Ivy League educated, White, Jewish, male doctor who speaks perfect English, that works in a hospital in near Spanish Harlem. If you haven't been to an ER in NYC recently, then you wouldn't know just how lucky I got to have to pay top dollar for the best doctor on rotation that morning.

If you would like to donate any money to the Tao of Pauly ER Bill Fund send me an E-mail and I'll write you back more information on how you can help.
String Cheese Incident covered the Talking Heads song Burning Down the House during a short acoustic set during last night's show at Radio City Music Hall. Here's the setlist:

7.20.02 Radio City Music Hall, NYC

Set 1:
Round the Wheel
Lost >
Dudley's Kitchen
Ten Miles to Tulsa
Turn This Around >
Dear Prudence >
Turn This Around
Freedom Jazz Dance
Restless Wind

Set 2:
Elvis' Wild Ride
Sittin' on Top of the World
Burning Down the House
Acoustic Set ends

Windy Mountain >
Best Feeling >
Emma's Dream >
Miss Brown's Teahouse

Encore: Way Back Home

Saturday, July 20, 2002

String Cheese Incident
7.19.02 Radio City Music Hall, NYC

Set 1:
Cedar Laurels
Dirk >
Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms
Little Hands >

Set 2:
Born on the Wrong Planet >
Tom Thumb's Blues
County Road Blues
Jellyfish >
Sand Dollar >

Encore: Remington Ride
"You argue Jerry is missing from the mix and it can't be the same anymore. I argue that he's here - every time you notice him gone poof he's back, in the things and ways he created to outlive him, ways of doing music, a peculiar sense of humor to it all and an attitude to life that we all partake in, each changed by him to function more honestly and directly with the world, knowing our only weapon is mutual love, good humor and music. A sure strong knowledge that if this can't save us, nothing will." - Robert Hunter about Jerry Garcia

Henry Miller Quote of the Day: "We are all guilty of crime the great crime of not living life to the full... but we are all potentially free."

Friday, July 19, 2002

DOW Tumbles Below 9.11 Low The Dow suffered a devastating 4.8 percent loss today, tumbling below its post Sept. 11 intraday low to levels not seen since September 1998 in its ninth down day over the past ten. The blue-chip barometer has fallen almost 14 percent since the start of the month. Bob Dylan said it best: "It's a hard rains that's gonna fall."

Lounge 225 Hosted a Rowdy Poker Game

It was an epic night of card playing in the backyard of Lounge 225 in the East Village last night. A 4 hour and 40 minute game came to an end right before 1am earlier this morning. Mike Ying was the big winner taking home a cool $45 in cash from the rest of us saps. I walked away with $4 in winnings after being down $20 in the first 90 minutes. I rallied back only to lose a crucial $15 hand of Kings and Little Men. I thought I had enough to win, but my four of a kind TENS were no match for Spider's four ACES! Gil, Senor, Gittler, Darryl rounded out the rest of the seats in the 90 plus degree sweltering summer air.

The highlight, without a doubt was the now infamous window incident... which I will blog more later!! Stay tuned for this epic story of sheer erotica.
DOW is down 277... er 278 points as I type this. I have been on the phones non stop since 7:57am. Now the DOW is down 280.64 points. It's gonna be another wild ride.


The July issue of Truckin' will be out next friday... I just started a new E-Story called E-Story 4: Merry's Gift which will be posted in a couple of weeks.
OK, thanks to Girtz who is always looking out for the TAO. He told me earlier in the evening that he had noticed a slowdown in recent blogs to the TAO and wonered what was up. Well, Girtz, here are my three excuses:

•Swamped at work, no time to blog the last 48 hours.
•Blogger was down this morning when I attempted to blog a few news articles.
•I took the afternoon off yesterday to enjoy our 95 degree weather.

All blogs today are deadicated to Girtz!
"Life is like an open sea and the truth is the wind in our sails." - Talib Kweli (Lyric sent to me from Chris in El Paso.)

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Tuesday, July 16, 2002

"The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason." - Hunter S. Thompson

Thanks to The Daily Dave for the accurate HST quote. Dave Simanoff, star reporter for the Tampa Tribune found the original quote, which had been altered and manipulated and misquoted over the years. Even by yours truly!
In other news... Four Arrested on Cannibalism Charges Ukraine's police have arrested three men and a woman on suspicion of murdering five people and then eating their flesh. Yes, I won't having the Chicken Kiev tonight.

El Duque and Joe Torre Tossed from Game Yankees starter Orlando Hernandez was ejected in the seventh inning after hitting Carlos Delgado with a pitch. Three pitches earlier, Hernandez threw behind Delgado. The Blue Jays slugger took a step toward the mound and screamed at Hernandez. Yankees manager Joe Torre also was tossed. Toronto starter Steve Parris hit Jason Giambi and Chris Widger early in the game. Blue Jays reliever Corey Thurman threw over the head of Widger and Derek Jeter in the sixth. Scott Cassidy almost hit Jeter with a pitch in the eighth.

Monday, July 15, 2002

"One man gathers what another man spills." - Robert Hunter
My Complaint E-Mail to AOL

Original Sender: McGruppppppp
To: AOL Complaints

Once again I am writing to complain about the HIGH volume of SPAM going to my AOL account. These sex emails have to stop. I do not have children (yet) and this is one reason why I will make sure we don't use AOL in the future of this continues. This has to stop, and please do not send or FWD me one of those FORM letters telling me how hard you are working on this problem, b/c thats all you send me when I complain. ACTION! I like to see action, not talk. Do something about this very soon, or I will pull my AOL account. I have been looking into Net zero and Earthlink and my coworkers tell me they do a MUCH BETTER JOB THAN AOL at reducing spam and those SEX XXX emails. I am loyal to AOL, been so since JAN 1997, and I foolishly shell out over $200 a year to be harassed. Maybe it's time for a change b/c im not feeling the LOVE from AOL. The only love I'm getting is from those nasty horny teenage cheerleaders who email me up to ten times a day to tell me that they want me to see their naked bodies and ejaculate on them while their new voyeur cam captures all this for their latest website. THEY Seem to be doing a better job at selling their product than you do. Yours in heat, McGrupp

Editor's Note: I know, I know. I LIED about the kids part. But who cares, it's fucking AOL!
What a ride! What a day...! I witnessed one of the craziest days on Wall Street in recent memory, as the DOW rallied back from a 400+ point deficit late in the trading day. Read more about it.
Phil & Friends 7.14.02
Jones Beach Amphitheater - Wantagh, NY

Set 1:
*Liberty >
*Jam >
*Roadrunner >
*Jam >
*Not Fade Away
+Friend of the Devil >
Duprees Diamond Blues

* w/ Mickey Hart
+ w/ Reid Genauer

Set 2:
Jam >
Mason's Children>
No More Do I >
Space >
Cryptical Envelopment >
Jam >
The Other One >
St. Stephen >
Cryptical >
Jam >
Unbroken Chain
Goin' Down The Road >
We Bid You Goodnight

Encore: Night of 1000 Stars

Phil Lesh sat it with Mickey Hart's band for Fire on the Mountain > Aiko Aiko
"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind." - Rudyard Kipling

Saturday, July 13, 2002

"Know thy enemy and know thy self and you will win a hundred battles."  - Sun-tzu, The Art of War

Tao reaches readers and artists in Japan!!!

Read this e-mail I got from Marcus Grandon a Japhan from Tokyo, whom I met during Phish's 2000 Tour of Japan. He has a new book coming out on Monday called Fried Sushi which you all must read! OK, here's his e-mail to me:

Hi, First of all, I want to say that I think you have a killer website. I loved surfing around its various corners.

Pauly, I am Marcus Grandon from Japhamily, tour and that world. Sometimes, people refer to me as Tokyo Marcus. Not Marcus from NYC.

While I know that we have partied in the same buildings on numerous occasions, I am not sure if we have talked. Are you the same Pauly that I hung out with in San Francisco for the Les show on 12/30/00? We did the Les show then walked across to that bar, hung out, and you told people that I was Christian Slater (As he looks just like me). It may not be you, I can't remember your last name. I think that this Pauly is Canadian.

Anyway, I am really writing to you because we are of like minds. Check it out: I am a writer, I have a video production company (Grand Marquee Productions - A part of NIkmat Enterprises), I studied business as an undergrad and worked in the corporate world for a few years (what was I thinking?).

Among the numerous projects I have been a part of in the last year, one has finally come to fruition. I, along with a group of foreign writers living in Japan, have published a book of short stories to be released in bookstores here on Monday. Our book is called "Fried Sushi - Stories by Foreign Writers Living in Japan". We have mostly fiction, but have also included some travel writing. It is a cool mixing of the talents that gives this book some real energy. 24 stories by 6 writers.

See attachment for an invitation to our book release party tomorrow.

We were wondering if "Truckin" would like to run a travel story, or perhaps a bit of fiction from 'Fried Sushi'

BTW, nice piece on Fukuoka. As for my contribution to Japan tour, well, I have nearly 5 hours of digital video footage in my archives of the places we saw, and scenes from outside the venues. I am trying to get around to editing them. Maybe this summer.

Peace, Marcus

Editor's Note: If you can pick up Fried Sushi.

Friday, July 12, 2002

"There is nothing more frightening than active ignorance." - Goethe


Twins Poll Updates

It's Official! After almost 2 weeks of polling, and 100 people voted, here are the results.

The stats don't lie. The Bush Twins are better looking! 42% of you said so! And 53% of Tao of Pauly readers say they wanna party with Jenna Bush!

100 votes cast with 99% of corrupt ballot counters reporting:

Which is the better looking set of twins?
42% Bush (42 votes)
28% Olsen (28 votes)
26% Neither (26 votes)
4% The Gore's (3 vote)
1% Meetze Twins (Brad and Sean, Spider's Brothers) 1 Vote

Which Bush Twin is hotter?
53% Jenna (53 votes)

25% Neither (25 votes)
20% Barbara (20)
2% Lauren Bush (2)

as of 7.12.02 10:30am EST.
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." - Anais Nin

Thursday, July 11, 2002

Morning News Updates

Global Stock Markets Hit Lows Global markets hit fresh lows for the year on new concerns of corporate credibility together with set-backs for the drug sector and further negative sentiment towards the media and insurance sectors.

WSJ Reporter Lauds Blogspot! Peggy Noonan wrote in her July 4th article: "Blogs may one hard day become clearinghouses for civil support and information when other lines, under new pressure, breakdown..."

7 Million Year Old Skull Found in North Africa Scientists recently unearthed human-like skull which is being described as the most important find of its type in living memory.

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

"The secret of man's being is not only to live, but to have something to live for." - Dostoevesky
Gore Vidal Interview: The Last Defender of the American Republic? from the LA Weekly.
Derek Jeter's Stalker's Night to Remember From the NY Daily News: "The blond woman who dashed brazenly onto the field Opening Day and slipped her phone number to Derek Jeter had a night to remember, but not with the hunky Yankee shortstop. Kristilee Wilcox spent night in jail after failing to make court appearance in connection with April dash on field to give Derek Jeter her phone number. Makeup artist Kristilee Wilcox said her crush instead got her 16 "horrible" hours in the slammer with junkies, jerks and a woman, as big as (Yankees) pitcher David Wells, who stole her sandwich. "It was the longest night of my life," said Wilcox, 24, who told the Daily News that creepy cellmates scared her and a guard taunted her." Read More Here. What will Jordanna say of this?

Tuesday, July 09, 2002

"I have heard of Rochester. But I have never heard of exciting Rochester." - Dave Simanoff

Monday, July 08, 2002

"Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such." - Henry Miller
I will be out of the office and out of town today on a business trip to exciting Rochester, NY.

Sunday, July 07, 2002

"Obscenity is a cleansing process, whereas pornography only adds to the murk." - Henry Miller
A comment from Al K. Dah about the anonymous e-mail post from earlier called: ENTP. I still have no clue who sent me that e-mail!

"That anonymous email was weird... three things came to mind when I was reading that blog...

1) One of your friends is playing a goofy joke on you by making you think that some random person wrote this about you without even knowing you.

2) Some psycho, who happens to read your website and is obssesed with it or you, analyzed all the information that you blog onto your website and cross referenced his objective perceptions about your personality with a physcology book and just spouted out the generic phsyco babble analytic BS pertaining to certain "general" personality types.

3) THEY (the CIA, Illuminati, the Student Loan Corp., Dick Cheney, Fox Mulder, Elian Gonzalez, al Qaeda, aliens, and/or the Skulls, etc. - you pick one) are watching you and messing with you and/or attempting to contact you for some reason. Your Lone Gunman Theory has THEM watching you. Maybe THEY are trying to see if you are a threat to them.

Either way... do NOT blog this e-mail because I don't need THEM watching me too. The next time I go to the dentist, I don't want to end up needing some strange and unnnecessary dental work so THEY can install bugging devices."

Read the orginial freaky e-mail a few bloggs below!

Saturday, July 06, 2002

Strange! This is an e-mail that was anonymously sent to me:


Ok. Ready?

You like to chase the novel and complex. You have faith in your ability to overcome any challenges you face... highly independent... value adaptability and innovation... you encourage and value change.

You need freedom for action... you resist hierarchy and structure... you push against all odds to further your projects with your entrepreneurial tendencies... you can argue and find the flaws in any position.

How'm I doing so far?

You rarely accept things just as they are... you like to test new meanings and relationships... when you don't get what you want, you use your cleverness and ingenuity to bring people around to your point of view... when you choose a career, you tend to set flexible goals that allow you to incorporate new information and accommodate to new circumstances.

"Keep your options open" is your middle name... you like to explore the "road not taken." Your flexibility can look like indecision to others who don't have a clue about you... you take advantage of opportunities... you realize potential of many things because of your ability to see connections and relationships between SEEMINGLY unrelated things... you cannot be ordered around, but rather handle things best when they are *suggestions*.... you love excitement.

Competence is key to you... you don't take advice or respect someone you don't see as competent... you want work to be enjoyable... you're a relentless learner. Knowledge is important to you... you use your enthusiasm to get others involved in your learning... you learn through give-and-take discussions and by questioning and challenging others... you like challenging your teachers and colleagues... limitations are mere challenges to you... you take initiative, and once the ball is rolling, you like to turn it over to someone else.

You like to organize logically and strategically... your work space might not LOOK organized, but underneath it all is a system that works for you. You like to have an impact... you need a job that allows you to be innovative. you like to take risks and explore... an open calendar for the weekend is really appealing... you're often "in on the latest things."

You like travel, because it allows you to open up new vistas and horizons (corny, huh?).

Falling in love happens when there's a good "fit" with another person... you often know after the first meeting whether there's any "real potential"... you may not like to commit until that right person comes along... therefore you probably won't settle down early... you don't like to lose at ANYTHING you undertake... you're a born enterpriser.

Things to be on guard for: you have a great fear of looking dumb or incompetent... you may tend to think you have the perfect solutions for problems, and may become competitive when others challenge you... you might start to think that you're the only one who's in on the truth of things, so you might not like to listen to the input of others... you may have the tendency to overextend yourself as you jump in on lots of ideas without considering how long it takes to work 'em through... commit to too many projects?

You are a rebel... you find it difficult to accept standard operating procedures... and hate HAVING to follow exact rules or policies... learn to work within the system.

ENTP: "Each New Thought Propels"

Editor's Note: I have no idea who sent this funny, but oddly true E-mail to me. Do you?
"The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble." - Henry Miller

Isolated Incident... Lone Gunman. BULLSHIT!

Don't believe the hype! Word on the Conspiracy Street is that shooter was Egyptian, a sleeper cell probably with Egyptian Jihad. Rumors are flying about the net that a second gunman or accomplice eluded airport security and/or the FBI have him in custody and aren't releasing that information (for various security reasons, which i do agree with). However, the real story is the LONE GUN MAN/ISLOATED INCIDENT THEORY. This is AMERICA's FAVORITE COVER UP STORY, the Lone Gunman Theory (e.g. John Wilkes Booth, Sirhan Sirhan, Lee Harvey Oswald, David Hinkley, Timothy McVeigh). And yes, most Americans are stupid enough to believe it, espcially if CNN says it over and over enough times. As the papers spread the propoganda, and the TV news programs keep spreading the cover story, that all will weigh in heavily on America's minds and if you tell a lie enough at some point it becomes fact and and I'm sure the so called experts and pundits will denounce the LAX shooting as terrorism and hammer home the notion that it was a lone gunman. I loved it when that Israeli security expert guy got on CNN yesterday and was saying TERRORIST this and TERRORIST that, and the pussies at CNN were giving him a hard time for saying that without proof, what more proof do you need??? They were trying to prevent a panic and scare on a festive day. I call this the Pussification of America and it has to stop today! And this is why we are doomed to fail in this war on terrorism. How many subways and buses will have to be blown up in our cities before CNN and the media acknowledge that we are in deeper shit than they are leading us to believe, and that is unexcusable AND a gross mis-use of media outlets. We need to adopt a more aggressive strategy, the likes of what the Israelis have done so with Palestine, let's knock down doors, and ask questions later. Hey, these terrorists give their malnourshied 4 and 5 year old kids copies of the Koran, guns, grenades, and explosives to play with so they can kill Jews and Americans when they turn 12 or 13. For fuck's sake America, no more Happy Meals, Nintendo and Harry Potter books for our little ones. Instead of Brintey Spears videos, make our kids watch the Daniel Pearl murder. Make them watch videos of those poor souls who jumped out of the top floors of the WTC on 9.11. Force them to listen to the horrible gut wrenching sounds that the bodies of those jumpers make, like lighting striking, when they crash into the street in front of the WTC. Instead of MTV, have them listen to the messages of hate and destruction spewed out towards Americans and Jews, daily on Al Jezerra Arab TV. Maybe then, the $100 they spend at the mall that day will actually MEAN SOMETHING. Our lavish lifestyle and all those Starbucks and Men In Black 2 movies are making our kids soft and reliant upon money and pursuit of luxurious and unnecessary material items, all of which are tools to suck away your cash and are well placed distractions from the harsh reality of the world we live in. While in America if you don't spoil our kids, you're looked at as shitty parents, and you know what? That is an attitude that will never change. While in the Arab world, they are breeding new generations of terrorists, and in America, we're breeding consumers and fat lazy workers. We're fucked. So enjoy that Happy Meal, America because it might be your last.

Lone Gunman? Propganda from from

Israel Says Attack on El Al Was Terrorist Act Israel said the naming of an Egyptian as the gunman who attacked its El Al airlines counter at LAX strengthened its belief the shooting was a terrorist attack. I applaud their leadership and BALLS! Maybe these guys should be running our security and immigration policing, eh?

Friday, July 05, 2002

Blogger was down all morning and afternoon so I couldn't post anything!!!
"You can travel fifty thousand miles in America without once tasting a piece of good bread." - Henry Miller

Thursday, July 04, 2002

Breaking News... Two Dead in Shooting at El Al Desk at LA Airport At least two people were shot and killed on Thursday in what officials described as a multiple victim shooting at the El Al ticket desk at Los Angeles airport. Initial reports said a man had walked up to the Israeli airline's ticket counter and fired a shot at the clerk, and El Al security shot and killed the gunman.

Japanese Champ Sets Hot Dog Eating Record at Coney Island He ate 50 1/2 hot dogs in the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, breaking his own record.
"Until we lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves." - Henry Miller
Harry, Harry... where do you go when the lights go out?
"Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn't the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us." - Henry Miller
Happy 4th of July! Here's a quote to ponder, from Kierkegaard: "People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they never use."

Wednesday, July 03, 2002

Jessica sent me this hilarious link: Kids Today

A few one liners from me, for the picture....

•"Now that's what I call Higher Education!"
•"Welcome to arts and crafts at P.S. 420 in Humboldt County, CA"
•"It's not fair, Timmy's been hogging the KB's all morning!"
"A man writes to throw off the poison which he has accumulated because of his false way of life. He is trying to recapture his innocence, yet all he succeeds in doing (by writing) is to inoculate the world with a virus of his disillusionment. No man would set a word down on paper if he had the courage to live out what he believed in." - Henry Miller

Tuesday, July 02, 2002

Ah the little dances that echo through my head
are nothing compared to the sounds
that bounced off my bedroom walls
as the television reporters took the afternoon
to watch and take notes
for their overweight bosses
I feel good now. I'm ready to celebrate my failure. - Henry Miller