Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's Santa Time!

Awwww. Children Love Santa Claus!

Actually this is probably a good thing. They love the idea of Santa more than some fat stranger in loud clothes.
(and in the case of the fifth one down . . .well this Santa has had a bad day I believe. OR he's half in his santa bag if ya know what I mean)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Spiritual Miracles In a Dog's Ass

Went to my first Atheist meetup group last night at a bar in the Loop.
Beforehand I stopped off for Free Tuesdays at the Museum of Contemporary Art which is about a three iron from the Hancock Building. It was snowing big flakes as i walked the eight blocks from the El stop. Got inspired at the MCA after seeing some Calder work and also a group show of a bunch of Italians. After the museum I felt the need to prove I was a tough guy and walked to the bar in the Loop
(1.7 miles) instead of taking the El . At this point it was coming down pretty good and the wind along Michigan Avenue was whipping things up nicely. At one point, outside the Tribune building alongside the river, I actually had to stop and turn my back to the wind, just to take a break from it all for a moment. The Windy City. Sheesh.
Anyway, I met some good like minded folks at the bar and was shown a nice photo online I thought I'd share.

Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm THAT good

I generally don't talk about how damn good i am but I just have to say . . . I've only been in town for three weeks and already I've gotten Oprah to leave town.

You're Welcome, Chicago.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

undeserving folks

I took this photo many years ago in my hometown of Elgin, IL.
I think it sums up the church nicely, don't you?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


This morning I was looking through some old books and came across one I hadn't perused in quite awhile. Encyclopaedia of Superstitions. An old library book on British superstitions I picked up cheap a few years back .
Now I am not a superstitious person myself. Although I do have one superstition I have made up and it seems to work. It's a simple one. If I see a dog wearing one of those Elizabethan collar things, It's going to be a good day. However, if I see a SECOND dog wearing one it's going to be a bad day. Years ago while living in San Francisco I was having a great day and saw one of those collars on a pooch and it just took off from there. But back to the book. There's some pretty good ones in there...

It is unlucky to pare one's nails on a Friday.

A person born on Christmas Day will never be hanged.

Moss growing upon a human skull, if dried and powdered and taken as snuff, will cure the headache.

Bad luck will follow any fisherman who mentions the word rabbit.

For sore eyes bathe with rain water gathered on Ascension Day.

you get the idea. These are actually in the book! but they missed a few . . .

Prosperity comes to those who throw a pig over a fence on an overcast Wednesday.

To cure gout, pick the scab of a stranger wearing a hat .

Attending an amateur dance recital is bad luck.

If you see a midget eating link sausage you will get a promotion.

Rubbing the head of a Jew counterclockwise will cause neighboring villagers to go deaf.

To cure rickets punch a matador in the pancreas.

Rubbing your vagina during a theatrical play will give the lead actress mumps.

If you want an abundant harvest in the autumn throw a Texan in front of a bus in July.

A red headed hitchhiker is the sign of an early spring.

A clown in the rain is a sign your headmistress might be up for it.

Believing vague stories of past misfortunes and how they were remedied will make you superstitious. On a Friday.

If a priest gives you the wrong directions to the circus you'll die at sea.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Outer Space Fact # 37

The thing about flying past a black hole
is ya gotta remember to go
WAY around it.

Monday, September 28, 2009

frank's out today

(click on Roman to enlarge)

So yesterday morning I see the Polanski headline on the But when I clicked on it there was no real story yet. Just these notes someone mistakenly published (between the Zurich and NY office of the times? maybe) I dunno.
I think if Frank was in the office then this probably wouldn't have gone out online. Somebody's got some explaining to do. Probably to Frank.
Now to the story . . .
Really?! Are we going after Polanski when he shows up at a film festival in Zurich? wtf? All sorts of theories but as the Times quoted today "the United States have strongly denied any link between Mr. Polanski’s arrest and recent high-level negotiations on providing the Internal Revenue Service with the Swiss account details of suspected American tax evaders."
When the U.S. strongly denies anything, that's probably as good a place to start as any.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Biggish Purge

It's good sometimes to take a piece (or pieces) of your past, put them into cardboard boxes and sell them to an aging hippie at a used record store. It sorta clears out the system. And in this technological age of iTunes and ePhones and O rings and Frankenberries it's quite easy to keep yourself musically happy without ever once changing a needle. That said I still have my turntable and I gave myself a limit of 60 albums I would keep. for instance these 7 . .

Here's 7 of the 280 I sold. . . .

now i wonder how many of you will write in the comment box things like "I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU SOLD YOUR WORKINGMANS DEAD!" or somesuch. And i say that's part of the beauty of the big purge.
OK who can guess how much money I got for approximately 275 LP's ? i ask you .. .
if anybody guesses correctly they win a special secret prize which will be delivered to their home via the U.S. Postal Service. maybe. ya never know with those guys.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

t's ootball eason !

In deference to this new photo at the top i might as well mention it's football season.

Living in Minnesota you can imagine what name pops up in conversation these days.
This is a name that one of my friends said if he hears one more time he's going on a shooting rampage. But he has a bit of an anger problem anyway and likes it like that.
The last time he threatened a rampage had something to do with someone knocking on his door or somesuch. I won't name names . .let's just call him Quinn.
where was I ?
oh yeah . . . .Brett Favre. (Take THAT Quinn ! all you folks in south mpls - lock your doors.)
Whatever, it's cute to see all the MN Vikings fans getting excited for another losing year for them. But ya know, this isn't really a football blog so I'll just say this ..
the photo at the top you may think is a guy stiff arming another guy on the football field. But in reality it's two guys that are just in to some weird shit. Their odd way of playing peek a boo. Maybe.
Or just old fashioned Hand Sniffers.

Monday, August 24, 2009

this 21st century

When asked who their favorite photographer is, 78% of Americans said:
Ashton Kutcher. 87% of US citizens under the age of forty now have friends that they've never been in the same room with. 56% of those people have never heard a busy signal.
27% of the people on this blog right now are just pretending to read it. 48% of bloggers couldn't care less. 82% of this blog post was added after the fact. 32% of statements using percentages are completely false. 64.1% of the letters in this sentence are consonants. And 14% of you will count the letters in the previous sentence to see if that is correct. As it should be.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sheesh . . just post SOMETHING!!

yeah it's been way too long since i posted anything. Have been going through a lot of my stuff here - found an old journal this afternoon and here's some randomness from it . . .

What is the first known border?

if you ask someone what they did today and they start with
"I got up" .

When "i got up" counts as a thing you did today, you may not have seized it, daywise, as they say.

Are you more daywise or nightwise?

good questions for psychological test --start easy
Are you more cat or dog?
tree or sky?
by the end of the test. . . .
Are you more cerbellum mushroom or wingnut bus route?

Jesus comes back
as a Playboy bunny
named Christy.

Her turn-ons are

hot tubs and the rapture.

can there be an us without a them?

Character names taken from Illinois counties/cities -

Montgomery Chattsworth

Pearl Ogelthorpe

Wilder Kane

Grace Canyon

Emmett Shell

Wisconsin . . .

Gordon Covena

Daisy Hazelhurst

Gibson Leslie

Lula Newton

Lamar Funston

Avalon Babcock

Flovilla Americus

Arizona . . .

Somerton Winslow

Jerome Globe

Flagstaff Wilcox

Winkelman Bisbee

Be silly and dirty and fantastic and poetic and ferocious and childlike and animal and mineral and sweaty and glasses and poetic again and candles and extra credit points.

Questions Of The Future . . .
How many light years a gallon does that baby get?

Love - it's strong AND fragile.

Art/weatherman who predicts the artistic movements
coming through the tri state area . .

Scattered surrealism with a chance of fluxus overnight. . . .
"Remember last October we had that unseasonable Dada?
It rained cats and dogs. Literally."

" . . .the first big bacon show . . . ." *

*some guy on charlie rose

Joseph Campbell-ize the ending fer christsake!

planning spontaneity

Good name for a gated community . . .
Monetary Heights

Giving art the business

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Today's Scores

Cubs 4
Brewers 1

Phillies 7
William & Mary 3

Klemperer 4
influenza 2

box seats 5
male urinary symptoms 2

German Shepherds 4
Chinese Checkers 1

girl scout cookies 6
the magic bullet 1

rush hour 1
meandering 9

your blog 2
my blog 3

waning moons 6
waxing nostalgic 2

hunting 3
wandering through the meat packing district 5

Tim Lincecum 5
Wild Thing 2

making something with your hands 8
twittering 1

safe 5
out 1

nasal spray 8
crime sprees 5

Oswald 2
what Flipper thought about between takes 4

dinner 4
supper 7

silent auctions 2

loud shirts 7

their mental capacity 2
your crazy bone 9

Facebook 1
books 14

quiet contemplation 7
Christianity 1

the Cub's chances 2
symbolism in
The Brady Bunch 8

Jeff Beck 11
Jimmy Fallon 0

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Why does my computer suck donkey dicks so much lately?

and that's just kinda a rhetorical question.
But first off in keeping with the political correctness and niceness that is seemless universe i have to here now state publicly that I in no way have any disregard for donkey dicks in general. Hell, some of my best friends are donkey dicks. (CUT TO: my friends reading this line (
right now!) and wondering if they are in fact, donkey dicks) (Of course I wasn't talking about YOU, [insert your name here]!).
What I'm saying is i have nothing against donkey dicks. really. Unless one is dating my daughter in which case I'd say something like, "I HAVE A DAUGHTER??!!" But then i would calm down and get down to the facts at hand which are: No daughter of mine is dating a donkey dick. And the second fact is: I sincerely and truly just wanted to write a post about how bad my computer is running these days and I keep getting sidetracked with donkey dick references. Damn!!!
See??!! But the third fact is: once you go down the donkey dick reference road it is hard to get off. this is true. The fourth fact is my computer sucks donkey dicks lately.
and it's because of . .no not that.
It's because i Upgrayd'd.
mac 10.5.6 or somesuch shit. a month ago i upgraded (misnomer) to this operating system and now most of the good software i used works like shit. (SEE: donkeys dicks/ suck).
Here's some details
Photoshop won't even open. This is a software I use ALOT. But sadly if you don't keep upgrading along the way ultimately it just becomes obsolete. (much like my tv signal in the coming weeks but that's for another blog post - Look soon for the exciting post on watching tv with the new improved dtv converter box. No more annoying snow!! Now we just get even more annoying pixelly drop outs
and freeze frames!! Perfect for watching an exciting French Open tennis match like the one last weekend)
anyway . . .where was I? Oh yeah, my computer sucks donkey . . .well.. you know whats.
Sooo . . . Photoshop is closed now.
Final Cut Pro doesn't like me capturing video any longer than 6 seconds in duration before it starts acting like a colicky baby and my sound recorder won't even communicate with my computer. So yeah.
It seems my only solution is to invent and then buy the new Apple iQuit and go make art with paper and scissors and glue and stuff.
And donkey dicks.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Don't cry!

Here's a picture of your blogger trying to come up with something to write and hitting a wall. It's been that way of late. No apologies though.
In reality this was taken by my father moments after he put me on one of these springy rocking horses which i did not like so much. It's good to know he had the sense to snap this photo instead of consoling me.
Dads. Ya gotta love 'em.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Back from Hawai'i (more or less)

OK I'm trying my best to get back in the swing of life here in Minneapolis after a week of hanging on the island with great friends. But i have to admit 80 degree temps are more to my liking in March than what we got here. (33 at present.)
Below is a shot of my friend Tom i took with a cheap underwater camera I bought at Walgreens before the trip. There was a little cove at our resort where you could swim with sting rays 'n some other fish of color. Bright colors.

Damn turtles everywhere.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Best of the Seemless Universe (or so I think)

Is This a Test?

Please answer to the best of your ability.

1. Which of the following best describes your feelings about this first question?

c a. Confusion
c b.
c c. Laughter
c d. Scorn

2. When taking tests regarding things and stuff, do answers come easy to you?

c a. yes
c b. no

3. When answering the previous question, if there had been a third option, 'sometimes" would you have checked that instead?

c a. yes
c b. no
c c. sometimes

4. If you were a test, which of the following would you be?

c a. Drivers
c b. I.Q.
c c. Breathalyzer
c d. Rorschach

5. Looking back, would you say your life has been:

c a. easy
c b. difficult
c c. sometimes

6. What word or phrase would best describe this question?

c a. yes
c b. no
c c. only in an emergency
c d. is this some kind of a joke?

(if you answered "D", please go to question 6a.)

6A. If this is some kind of joke, who or what is the joke 'on' ?

c a. the status quo
c b. test taking in general
c c. yourself
c d. them

(if you answered "C", please go to question 6B)

6B Oh come on! We're just having fun here, OK?

c a. OK.
c b. not OK.

(If you answered "B", go to 6c, for chrissakes)

6C. What's your fucking problem?

c a. little or no sense of humor.
c b. questionable upbringing.
c c. Republican.
c d. just not that into this kind of stuff.

7. Would you say you are more of an answer or more of a question?

c a. answer.
c b. question.

8. Would your friends say you are more of a blueprint or a haiku?

c a. blueprint
c b. haiku.

9. If your life is a baseball game, what inning are you in?

c a. 1st
c b. 2nd
c c. 3rd
c d. 4th
c e. 5th
c f. 6th
c g. 7th
c h. 8th
c i. 9th
c j. extra innings
c k. one out in the bottom of the fifth, with the score tied. men on first and third and Derek Lee up.
c l. I'm more into football.

10. Would you rather have pizza or sex?

c a. pizza.
c b. sex.
c c. sometimes.
c d.
I'm more into football.

11. Is this test almost over?

c a. yes


Todays Scores

Cubs 7
Pirates 3

Snoop Dog 8
Winston Churchill 5

Sandy Koufax 5
The Periodic Table 7

Joan Baez 3
anal thermometers 8

Kentucky Derby 7
Skywalker Ranch 9

Nikola Tesla 11
Thomas Edison's soiled diapers 1

papercuts 3
Doris Day 8

congruent angles 4
Rasputin 11

Jack Lemmon's performance in
Good Neighbor Sam 11
Grateful Dead lyrics 13

good friends 7
everything else 1

Bedford-Stuyvesant 6
Electric Light Orchestra 2

Denmark 7
persistence of vision 5

facing death 8
indoor plumbing 6

Sigourney Weaver 5
cartoon penguins 3

why you're still reading this 7
George Clooney's worst day 4

the whole idea of it all
shade 9

The Rapture 11
Spaghettio's 2

puppies 12
vehicular manslaughter 3

Man Ray 20
trousers 11

Western Civilization 5
Handi Wipes 2


Church of the Holy Coincidence.

I haven’t written too much on my ideas on religion and god but it's about time to let 'em out. The planet's been hijacked by ignorance and mythology and there really is no end in sight.
The following are some random thoughts from the journals:

Like an old hound dog religion has treed us. It’s all in our heads. Take a look..the dog is old, lame and blind. Climb out of the tree, stand on your own two feet and go help some others get out of those trees. It’s a start.

We change with the time. Our spirituality is too important to disregard each generations ideas. It’s the humans that are alive now that can save us. Not our dead heroes in books. It can happen in your lifetime. This is something to pray for. But not to a god. Pray to everyone living. Put your faith in the human race.

Big Bang? More like a Cosmic Ejaculation..

If religion has taught us anything it is this:
Get 'em When They’re Young.

Church of the Holy Coincidence.
No Guilt.
No Sin.
No Father/Sky god judging us.
All the old bets are off.

This planets ignorance in regards to spiritual evolution is shameful. We may be the laughing stock of the universe.

It's time for churches to start keeping the books and pay up.
Our government gives em a free pass.
Church & State - Totally in bed together.

It's time for religion to stop sucking off the tit of society.

the thing i refuse to buy into (re: religions) is they make their gods so petty. not only do they give these gods very human characteristics, but the very worst of them. Vindictive. Egomaniacal. Petty. (Notice i said "not only do they give these gods.." who can argue- we humans were the ones who came up with this grand idea of gods and later "a" god) so yes, we give our gods their traits. Lets' not fool ourselves ladies and gentlemen - it's all us.
if there is a god i can safely say he/she/it has not communicated with us. Certainly not by giving us
"his rules"

Getting "over" religion will take awhile (understatement) and will be a huge human hurdle. And a great day. The Huge Human Hurdle.


m. f. said...

I certainly don't want in any way to be as pedantic as old man moppin', but this thing about Churches getting a free ride from the government, well, yes, that is somewhat true. But religion actually has a lot in common with art in this country. That is, the tax code in the U.S. is no more favorable to religious institutions than it is to arts organizations. The photography center where you show your work sometimes and often go to see the work of your peers doesn't have to pay taxes in much the same way as your aunt Ethel's church. The film fests that have awarded you prizes for your fabulous film doesn't have to pay taxes, just like Tom Cruise's ultraswanky religious org. In this country, by constitutional decree, the government doesn't give direct funds to any one religious org, and it doesn't give much to arts orgs either. But it helps keep such things afloat by given them both the same advantages in the tax code.
I'm not a religious guy, but I think artists should be careful of demonizing religious orgs because they pretty much have the same deal. I personally believe it's a good thing that this country's government steps back and lets people practice what forms of creative worship--whether to God or the muses--without much interference. It'd suck if it were any other way--whether no support at all, or too much support (and so an expectation of control).

Coleman Miller said...

Damn. i veer off from the goofy and nonsensical just once and this is what happens? You make good points and my response to these are below.
But first I have to make a plea to you and any of my other commenters – please keep any feuds you have with friends off my blog. Even if it’s just a little innocuous(?) comment before you get the main ball rolling. I’ve seen some of these blogs and the comments - the infighting just makes me want to throw up.
If I have to get you and Mikey over here for scotch until you both hug and make up then so be it. Just give me a date.
If not, you two can keep at it..but please, not here, mf. Thank you. This is the last thing i'll say on this topic on this blog.

Now, I have to admit first and foremost my knowledge of the tax structures involving churches and arts organizations are almost null. So thanks for setting me straight on that.
The main difference I see in the Arts and Religion is this…
Art celebrates humanity. It celebrates creativity and new ideas. It evolves and makes people think. And it’s all made by humans. (for humans). And, like Religion, art compels us to have an opinion.
Ahhhh, opinions.
So now in the words of the comedian Brian Regan..”I hate to step on anybodies beliefs but, ….well….let’s get started….”
In my OPINION religion is dreck.
In my OPINION religion, through fear, makes people act good. (this isn’t on the face of it such a bad thing….way to go Religion!)
In my OPINION religions by their very nature, are full of false truths.
(No film festival director ever told me one of their judges was a big guy up in the sky. Who by the way, was also my creator and would have the final decision on where I would go when I die.)
In my OPINION anyone who tells you what happens to you when you die (and religions do this) is Full Of Shit. And because of this, when reasonable, intelligent people defend the church and its doctrines, it pisses me off. And makes me sad for the planet.
I also know firsthand - it “just feels better” to believe in God. It does. But my brain is a persnickety thing. And when all the information gets filtered through – it shakes it’s head and says “No. NO! Enough!” Saying NO to religion is a tough thing after years of being knocked upside the head by it. It’s not for the weak of will.
It’s easier to suck on the tit of religion than it is to think for yourself.
In my OPINION religion deserves to get punched in the face once in awhile, metaphorically or not.
In my OPINION religion, unlike art, disrespects humanity by continuing to patronize it.
So yeah, there’s that.
And, In my OPINION I’m 100% correct in these beliefs! How cool is THAT?!

Put your faith in the human race.
It's a tough switch but
you'll be happy you did.


Today's Scores

Cubs 4
Twins 2

Ernie Kovacs 13
Stan Brakhage 1

West Aurora 3

Totie Fields 8

Lew Alcindor 5

Ornithology 1

Asians 4
Cleavon Little 8

Alexander Calder 10
mustard 2

The Spanish Inquisition 13
sporks 9

Steven Wright 11
Tuesday 5

sprocketholes 7
John Cage 8

Jerry Garcia 2
Bjorn Borg 1

Big Macs 3
pointillism 2

The Eighteenth Hole at Pebble Beach 5
Todd Farwell 9

God 2
Verbs 3

E pluribus unum 5
Youtube 1

wallpaper removal 17
Tucumcari, New Mexico 6

Professor Irwin Corey 11
your middle name 3

film 16
1963 4

what happens when you die 11
Arkansas Razorbacks 2

Elgin, Illinois 15
fake poop 6

prayer 7
Christopher Walken's dentist 3

Napoleon 9
Pia Zadora 7


82 Words for Splank

The eskimo language Yupik has been estimated to have approximately 24 words for snow. In keeping with this theory my apartment has 82 words or phrases for "a fucking mess". It started when i came up with the phrase for the grizzled charred pizza strands hanging from the grill inside my oven.
Pizza Scoundrels.
After coming up with this i started looking around my apartment..
Piles of stuff in corners, unfinished sculptures, stacks of crazed semi ideas, forgotten projects, it all added up. Here then is the list of small and glorious sections of disarray at TeamMiller Headquarters:

Creeping Nitch, Chelm, Art Phlegm, Whispering Squelch, Y'melmahay, Corner Thingees, Disinterpreted Norp,Resting Urk, Table of Contents, Silent Gargle, Dwellers, Interfangle, Unfinished Nerbs,Discarded Funk, Frutz, Mess Throng,
Skrulk, Big Bang, Junk Attack,Yesterdays Explosion, Balancing Frax, Murder One, Mini Scrutz, Fuckit, a Pile of Fuckit, a Lingering Pile of Fuckit, Yobobo, Curbsters/Curblings, Past History,Incarcerated Wingdings, Talminkle,
a Pile of Brakhage, Headache, Disproportionate Flink, Art Spasm, Falling Backwash,
Stacked Frangles, Leaning Twilch,Wasted Idea, Sprawling Nooch,Sculpture Burp, a Roomful of Me,
Sri Larry,Filthco, Window Squelch,Once Proud, Sliders,
Scattered Change,Trigger Happy, Meandering Filth,Cornered Fernlings, Idea Pile,Tow Jam, Hangdog Sink, the Unforgiven, Grandfathers, Latners, Scattered Froop, Kranch, Truncated Nurt, Rectangular Gruttz,Dirty Melvit, Fart Collage,Diagonal Tharch, Wandering Blutz, So Yesterday, Chankle, Standing Felch, NoOne’s Lark,
Fixated Whereabouts, Yummsters,Pile o' Shame, Frantic Laziness, Salt Lick,
Tripping Little Epiphanies, Ancient Grease, Concentrated Miller,Splank, Not Exactly Hallmark, Forgotten Schmutz, Leaning Beige,
Wall Twirch & Floor Splat.


random entries from the current journal (Miscellaneous Various)

It's come to this . . .Corporations selling us minutes. cc captioning mistypings on tv tonight:mod rat republicans. Look at you! livin' in your white castle. In The Band Or Not In The Band? take a photo of a local band with two other people in the shot..all album covery looking. viewers job to decide . .. who is or is not in the band. Ben Gazzara the 69 Mets Man Ray. The thing about autobiographies is you can only do it on one person. a cinema on the spot...little or no graphics...probably a bad name for your graphics firm ..when your receptionist answers the phone "Little or No Graphics. How may i direct your call? " To Catch a Predator - ..these sad, F-ed up men and their lives crumbling apart in someone's kitchen. like watching a car wreck. that rabbi the best so far for my money. watching people plead...i dunno picking the right religion .. they make it all's just a crapshoot..where you are born. Church of God the Verb. Think. all the religions say they are The One. if that's so then all the rest are null and void regarding the afterlife. (talk about positive spin...reruns now an "encore presentation" and death is "afterlife") God is hope repackaged. Now that we know this . .Let's just bring back hope! favorite quote from the bible to use against them : "The truth will set you free". SockRay Blue!! Shawn tonight . . . a few too many cocktails gave him a headful of thunder. words are just agreed upon. Don't Fuck with Wendy Testaburger! when your eyes are shut, you can see to infinity . Earth: Making It Up As We Go Along. each finished film is ultimately the answer. when you started it was still just a question - to play with and take on down a path of your own choosing. character name: Tao Jones. Go with God..... Just go! The Fag That Broke the Camels Back. Consciousness: the continuous situation. When your planet gets filled with martyrs . .it doesn't bode well. character in film: Rapper who has a panda bear named Bling Bling. good comedy club name: Hilarity & Sue's. No boogieman is an island.character in the story goes into a store to buy some context. good documentary idea . . .The History of Tomorrow. It's actually pretty wonderful that the universe always remains this constant mystery . .keeps us forever curious.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

On Vacation

Am off to the island of Hawaii for a week with old high school friends.
See you in a week. Or so.

Monday, March 16, 2009

51 seconds of mini pong (in 3 parts)

Now that Spring has sprung (at least for today) we can get outside again without freezing our asses off. But during the Winter here in Minneapolis we are used to getting our exercise indoors. here's some footage taken at a friends house of us playing mini pong. (On a side note this is a great game to work on your tennis skills...i played doubles (indoors, of course) awhile back after playing a bunch of mini pong and my net game was AwesomE that day.
And I'm posting this because nobody "got" my oxymoronic film to the extent I intended except me. (Note to Self: Don't post videos while on Vitamin M)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I just found out this afternoon I won third place honorable mention for shortest film at the Oxymoronic Made Up Film & Video Festival in Millford, Connecticut.
Really. Trust me.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Today is spraypainted film day

Spraypainting and sprocketholes seems to be the order of the day here (of the month?)
now i'm spraying actual strips of 35mm film. always back to film it seems. although those canvas works look good (and big) these ain't too bad either. you might have to click on these to see any kind of details. dunno where these are headed but it's a direction nonetheless. The longest journey begins with a single step or something like that, right?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

old post never published . . .

til now! (for good reason? i dunno gimme a break.)

when writing a today's scores post i had one that goes like this:

drawing outside the line 137

cue cards 2
this is the story of my life so far....need to even that score out more - might be more productive.
and narrative, for sure.
time will tell.

Hold Your Horses!

Sunrise lighting . .depends which way you point your lens..east or west. the west glows. the east is contrasty.

Good question for the 1970's game show, MatchGame . . .
"What would Jesus Blank?"

Astonomers, scientists, philosophers and physicists all getting together for a thinktank - after many months their paper comes out and states that the universe is almost definitely something.
After some arguments, they change this to almost certainly something.

to create a new genre of film simply look over the application form for any film festival. online applications make you click on such words as :

Black & White

make films where these aren't yes or no questions. it's a start.

Rejected working title for Our Bodies, Ourselves:
Ladies and Germs

If you attempt to reach higher
you already have.

new word for something that starts out very cool but then goes sour ~
Betty's new business was a huge success,
but then it sundanced

Look for it all in his new book, Melancholy Olives! coming out this Fall!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Stencils, Spraypaint & Sprocketholes

Have been spraypainting onto canvas the past couple weeks. Ed Lentsch was kind enough to give me some of his canvas scraps which happen to be the perfect size/dimensions for rendering some strips of film. Long and narrow. So I've been spraying a bunch (and breathing in a bit too, unfortunately). But I've got a few tests around here that are looking OK or so I think..

here's one (5 1/4" X 20") on canvas, stretched.
And yes, I am a Moon Child. I know, I know, not as cool as Aries but we Cancers try harder.

Monday, February 9, 2009

slapped together

This is slapped together and i make no apologies. i had some backgrounds layered and i put some titles in there. near the end one of my mattes went south - instead of 'fixing' it i just put another sound over the top of it. make it seem like it was planned. or something. boy this looks like hell online. the things that PoP! on my screen now just coalesce into a gravy of pseudo-prime colors. damn. Oh and thanks to Beethoven.

Friday, February 6, 2009

what i bought on ebay

(and why you should care)

OK I lied, the only reason I'm posting about this is so my farticle post won't be the first thing a person sees when they come to this blog. AND maybe, sorta because am thinking about starting a new subject for the future called "the photography of ebay"
for instance - nothing quite says Bach like an in ground pool backdrop.
Either way I got a new projector to pick up this weekend (it's local - i saved shipping)
and now my farticle post is further down the page where it belongs.