Saturday, October 18, 2003

Satan's Laundromat fine outer borough photoblog...
W: David Chase
D: Meta Rosenberg
Rockford's barbecue grill is stolen by tourists who are not aware that a
$3-million diamond is hidden in the ashes.
(Rocky, Becker, Beth, Chapman)
Stephen Kalifer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Wyner
Carl Wronko. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Swofford
Ginger Townsend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Cary
Mike Trevino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe E. Tata
Lou. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luke Andreas
Skip Speece . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hunter von Leer
Shareen Wronko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Marx
Sean Wronko. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Morgan
Dot Wronko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan Davis
Donny Waugh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Cavonis
Hubbard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Garner

Friday, October 17, 2003

Edge: "THAT DAMN BIRD": "We are going to do some more studies with recursion. Hauser, Chomsky and Fitch published a paper in Science at the end of October 2002 stating that only humans produce recursive phrases and that recursion is thus what separates human language from animal communication systems. Well, parrots, dolphins and sea lions respond to recursive sentences. Dolphins and sea lions will differentially respond to statements such as 'Touch the surfboard that is grey and to the left' versus 'Swim over the Frisbee that is black and to your right.' Alex responds to questions such as 'What object is green and three-corner?' versus 'What color is wood and four-corner?' or 'What shape is paper and purple?' "
Portlandia over 50 feet standing up...
Portland Building
English Fairy and Other Folk Tales: Drolls: The Wise Fools of Gotham:

"Tell me no more of Gotham fools,
Or of their eels in little pools,
Which they were told were drowning;
Nor of their carts drawn up on high,
When King John's men were standing by,
To keep a wood from browning.
'Nor of their cheese shoved down the hill,
Nor of a cuckoo sitting still,
While it they hedged round;
Such tales of them have long been told,
By prating boobies, young and old,
In drunken circles crowned.

'The fools are those who thither go
To see the cuckoo bush, I trow,
The wood, the barn, and pools;
For such are seen both here and there,
And passed by without a sneer
By all but errant fools."
Million Poems:

"Knock down the walls
Like a powerful rule
Please go past my shoulders
In the territory
Guitar chord
On the corner
Do you love me?
Dog goes by
Phone rings

1/17/97 5:30"
Al Hirschfeld - Gordon Kahn - The Speakeasies of 1932
josh blog: "But I'm not shaken, Wittgenstein. Hearing a song in your head is kind of like singing it aloud - your memory of it can be different when doing it as opposed to just recalling it. Once you start singing, you can keep going. You can remember parts in the middle that you would otherwise be unable to. (I think it works the same way with the train departures too, but there the story is more complicated.)"
The Poetry Project Calendar has George Stanley and myself's reading next Wednesday (and much more) up
Oregon History Project many fine big images here
Big Peckinpah section at THE HIGH HAT.
Overlap: Drew Gardner's Blog: "I gently put the keyboard on the cement behind me, picked up the keyboard stand, held it above my head in a way that made it clear he could be putting himself in harm's way, and asked, 'Are you okay?' He seem confused by this, stopped, and threw what turned out to be a square metal plate at me, which completely missed. He grudgingly and slowly went away as I calmly menaced him with the keyboard stand.

I realized later that this use of a musical instrument is in the tradition of the Japanese Shakuhachi flute, which doubles as a weapon if you're in a pinch. "

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Borges' Dictionary for sale!!: "177. Fowler (H.W., editor). The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English, signed and dated twice by Borges on title, original cloth, gilt spine, sightly rubbed, 8vo, Oxford, 1931.
£400 - 600"

They're selling his dagger, too.
quicktime t.o.
Mexperimental: "A pattern of attacking and invading other countries that started with Mexico, and illegally taking half of our territory in 1848, a date still not forgotten for many Mexicans. Facts that American don't want to take seriously or remember, because American history is full of these kinds of attacks against others and oblivion about it. This is why Americans want to escape from reality. Electing Schwarzenneger for example. Substituting reality with illusory figures. "
You Could Look It Up: "H. L. Mencken wrote that the O.E.D.'s completion would be celebrated with ''military exercises, boxing matches between the dons, orations in Latin, Greek, English and the Oxford dialect, yelling contests between the different colleges and a series of medieval drinking bouts.'' "
Holt Uncensored #376 Good editing tips
Joss Stone

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Bruce Conkle, whose "Sasquatch Feng Shui" was a highlight of my visit to Portland...