Wednesday, April 23, 2003


doobie doobie doo, it's your birfday.


Kaiju - a mix of monster movies and wrestling. Add porn into the mix and i'm there.

Stuff Monster's Ball
Stuff, February, 2003

Don't let the wacky costumes fool you. Kaiju Big Battel's wrestlers aren't just art students - they're highly trained athletes, to boot. Actually, on second thought, maybe we let the wacky costumes fool us. You win this round, Kaiju!

Should Mothra and the Rock ever produce a child, what would it look like? Stuff got the answer to this vaguely erotic question when we joined the capacity crowd by the caged ring at Manhattan's Roxy nightclub. Our MC for the evening spun a Wheel of Fortune-like device that eventually stopped on RAT TRAP FIGHT - and coincidentally, the required mouse killers were already set up on the mat. From there, the crowd watched as Silver Potato defended his title against Uchu Chu the space bug, all while said traps snapped around them in the night's main event. With a little help from his friends American Beetle(a patriotic bug) and Los Plantanos Brothers(Cuban fruit), Potato emerged victorious. The crowd cheered him on while wiping off slime that sprayed from the stage. Welcome to Kaiju Big Battel, where the wrestlers are as mean as their blood is green.

This homage to pro wrestling and monster movies was the brainchild of an art student by the name of Randy Borden. In 1994, Borden and his pals decided to dress up in creature costumes and fight one another in mini cityscapes at Boston's Revolving Museum.The phenomenon grew from there, and now Kaiju(Japanese for "mysterious beast") has been spreading the broken-English word throughout the East Coast - with a national tour beginning this year. And as far as a Filter stamp of approval is concerned? Hey any event that features a robotic box beating the shit out of a muscled can of chicken-noodle soup is OK in our book. Speaking of Stuff's new novel Robotic Box Beating the Shit Out of a Muscled Can of Chicken-Noodle Soup will be in book stores this spring.

In honor of St. Jordi's day:

'It's a concept made entirely possible by the Internet: Readers register books at, then leave them in public places for others to find.

Book Magazine - Plugged In - BookCrossing

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

describing Orlando Magic Power Forward Drew Gooden, and describing me. Magic Basketball Rivers recalls Williams giving him this advice on Gooden: "He's one of the biggest headaches I've ever had. At the end of the day, he turned into one of my favorites. He's quirky. You have to learn his ways. At times, you think he's flippant. At times, he actually is. But you've just got to stay engaged with him. And you can't let him off the hook."

Monday, April 21, 2003

And then there's this. Great way to start your day.tdb vault

this is absolutely wonderful. and halfway through becomes even more so. tdb vault

Friday, April 18, 2003

From a book on the Sundance Film Festival called 'Sundancing'...

"I think some of the writers have definitely paid attention to J.P. Donleavy, who, when asked what writing was all about, replied, 'What writing is really all about is turning the worst moments of your life into money.'"

dotmusic - reviews - singles - 'Hurt' 'Hurt' sounds like a last-stand from the perennially ailing rock'n'roll cowboy. It also sounds like the finest, most intense four minutes of music this writer has heard in some time.

Thursday, April 17, 2003

you need to know that strippers don't return money.

Molson Twin Advertising

STrongBAd Email Rocks!

fucking geniuses. must be all of the fried plantains in Miami.

Charleston.Net: Business: New Molson ad drive paying off 04/14/03 In May issues of Cosmopolitan, Molson introduces the fictional "Molson man" -- a hunk straight out of central casting who's shown cradling two puppies. The copy reads: "His address: The intersection of confidence and compassion. His beer: Molson Canadian." Women are then directed to, where they'll find additional photos and a biography.

At the same time, guys reading Playboy, FHM and Ramp, among others, will see a copy of the Cosmo ad, with accompanying text explaining how Molson is making it easier for guys to meet women.

"Hundreds of thousands of women. Pre-programmed for your convenience," the copy reads. "As you read this, women across America are reading something very different: an advertisement scientifically formulated to enhance their perception of men who drink Molson." The spoof comes as Molson, armed with a small budget, realized it couldn't play in the same realm as Miller and Coors Brewing Co.

next Wednesday...

Newsletter 7 A Day of Books …and Roses

For those Brits who thought St George was English…well, you have another thought coming. Jordi Ros, Secretary of the Catalan Cultural Association Inc advises that as every good Catalan knows, Sant Jordi must have been Catalan ( !) as he is the patron saint of their Region.

Catalonia straddles the Pyrenees mountains, partly in northern Spain and partly in southern France. It has its own language, literature and rich culture. Its capital is Barcelona – home of world-famous tenor Josep Carreras, painter and artist Salvador Dali, Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia (Sacred Family) monument and church, and the beautiful flower-filled avenue Les Rambles, the city’s most popular promenade.

The Catalans celebrate St George’s Day also on 23rd April with much poetry and romance. On that day, according to a tradition going back hundreds of years, you give your sweetheart and loved ones a rose and a book as symbols of culture and beauty, intelligence and love representing what is permanent and what is ephemeral.

According to the legend, St George killed a dragon which was terrorizing the city of Silene in Libya and freed the beautiful Princess Sabra who was to be its latest victim. Where the dragon’s blood fell, red roses grew. The brave knight had fallen in love with the beautiful princess and so the red rose became a symbol of love. La Generalitat (the Catalan Government) actually declared 23rd April, St George’s Day - lovers’ day during a Parliamentary sitting in 1436.

The celebration of the book came later. According to Jordi’s research, England had, at some time proclaimed 23rd April, a ‘Book Day’ in honour of William Shakespeare who died on that day. Spain picked up the custom in 1926 as a tribute to all book writers but primarily to their Miguel de Cervantes (author of Don Quixote). As it coincided with the already established Sant Jordi’s Day and Red Rose Day, Catalonia included this new ‘tribute to the book’ in its celebrations.

Catalans are proud that in 1996 UNESCO, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation took up the Catalan tradition of book-giving and has promoted it world-wide. On World Book Day all writers of the world can feel as if they were Catalan. We Catalans are proud that our festival has spread beyond our borders because Saint George is the expression of the way of life of our people, a day of friendship, of harmony and of culture and in particular it is an expression of our respect for all persons, peoples and cultures.

The day is advertised by the Government of Catalonia with exquisite posters and complimentary book-marks featuring roses and books. It encourages expatriates world-wide to celebrate and promote this inspiring concept of St George’s Day in their adopted countries. In Barcelona, Les Rambles and other public spaces are awash with flower- and book-stalls on the day. In Brisbane, Jordi tells us that members of the Catalan community take their picnic baskets to Mt Coot-tha, enjoy their folk music and dance their famous Sardana.

Mr Jordi Ros, Secretary, Catalan Cultural Association Inc., 12 Berendt Court, Meadowbrook 4131. Tel: 3299 6073 Email:

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

You know what Dick Cheney is thinking right now? "Thank God, my decades-long dream of liberating the Iraqi children has been realized!"

new page of Get Your War On comics today.

We Love the Iraqi Information Minister "In an age of spin, al-Sahaf offers feeling and authenticity. His message is consistent -- unshakeable, in fact, no matter the evidence -- but he commands daily attention by his on-the-spot, invective-rich variations on the theme. His lunatic counterfactual art is more appealing than the banal awfulness of the Reliable Sources. He is a Method actor in a production that will close in a couple of days. He stands superior to truth."
-- Jean-Pierre McGarrigle

from the Morning Show on

The Top 5 Things I'd Do If I Were David Hasselhoff
1.I'd adopt Gary Coleman and Webster after I married Mrs. Garrett. It
would be then that I would rule the world.
2.I'd buy a Gremlin and install KITT inside of it then listen to it bitch
and moan all day about how crappy he was.
3.I'd create Baywatch II but it would be centered around a group of really
hot Canadian Curlers.
4.I'd become a hip hop artist and do a rap called "The Hasselhoff
Hoffahassel" and it would rule the charts of eternity.
5.I'd serve as executive producer for a new "Knight Rider" movie. Then
I'd kill myself because I realize I'm EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR A NEW "KNIGHT
RIDER" movie.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

the faces of camp disorient at BM2002

just found these in an old email. it's my friend Milena and her voice muTAytor.i did the video stuff, under her direction. does that make me a director of photography?

Friday, April 11, 2003

and you can download some mp3s from them here.

Hamsa Lila - Audio From Scenes from the Caravan - a live sampler

these guys have played the past 2 years at Disorient at Burning Man.

hamsa lila Description: Inspiration & Intention...
Hamsa Lila is inspired by the earthy trance grooves of Morocco, Africa and South America. Honoring the spirit of Indigenous cultures and their music, Hamsa Lila, through Acoustic Trance music, brings these old healings and teachings of the land to the world in the form of a new creative musical ritual.
The Sounds...
Blending the amazing Gut Stringed Camel Skinned Sintir of the Gnawa people with the Bass Gimbri of the Jajouka people, these two instruments produce resonant grooves that spiral around West African Drumming. Layered on top of this are ethereal flutes from silver to bamboo and the impassioned soul waking sounds of the saxophone. Finally, Male calls of song in Arabic with group responses brought together with Female calls of song in Quetchawa and Zulu produce a Euphoric atmosphere. Sports This is a hook pistol with a trigger. In the eye of the hook, there is a special shell. When the fish takes the bait, the trigger trips and shoots the fish, so you don't have to fight it," Leech said. "It was made in Germany, but I don't think there was much demand.

Monday, April 07, 2003

>>>> P >>> M >>> F >>>>pull my finger

Sunday, April 06, 2003

'The Best Possible Life' And as Pat Moynihan said when he learned J.F.K. was dead: "I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."

Friday, April 04, 2003 Blazers Special Report The Blazers and the Law

Thursday, April 03, 2003

The Onion | What Do You Think? "I gave up canned tuna for the dolphins, and now they're just blowing them to shit?"

Muslim Cleric Urges Iraqis Not to Resist The U.S. military said a senior Shi'ite Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who had been held under house arrest by Saddam's government, had ordered local people in a ``fatwa'' (edict) not to interfere with the U.S.-led invasion troops.