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WikiLeaks: More evidence the Democratic
National Committee tipped the scales for Clinton.
Ten scariest rock and roll songs of all time.
Check out this intricate, interactive map
of alternative music history.
Watch a dude destroy
Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a sledgehammer.
is hashish and how does it relate to cannabis?
disturbing true story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
70 greatest conspiracy theories in pop-culture history: Paul
Bernie Sanders is
prepared to be a
liberal thorn in Clinton's side.
Hayden, social and political activist, dead at 76.
Brewster is redeveloping the old McKinley School in East Central
John Oliver on
one of those phony things we do that I wish we'd stop: You know when some
politician is meeting some head-of-state or some dignitary, and they're
shaking hands, and they just keep on shaking and shaking for the cameras,
and it all seems so uncomfortable and pretentious, still shaking still
shaking, and everyone is thinking, Okay, you can stop shaking now, and
everybody looks like they wish they
were someplace else? Let's not
do that anymore.
Short of troops to fight in Iraq and
Afghanistan a decade ago, the California National Guard enticed thousands
of soldiers with bonuses of $15,000 or more to reenlist and go to war. Now
the Pentagon is demanding the money back.
science fiction got the future wrong. Great-power rivalry, demographic
collapse, mass migration have been absent from futurist literature.
Here's what crippled
the internet. "We have seen three waves and here is no reason why
we can't expect more."
to lie: Pro tips from an undercover cop, a lawyer, and a dominatrix.
Forty of the scariest
books of the last 200 years.
Trump TV would thrive. If you build it, they will come.
is the secret behind gravity hills? Gravity hills are a type of slope
where things seem to move against gravity on their own accord. For
instance, if water is poured onto the surface of the hill, it would seem
to move upwards, instead of in the opposite direction, as one might expect
it to. Ten magnetic
hills, gravity roads and mystery spots.
Season Three of the amazing series Black
Mirror is now streaming
on Netflix. The series features stand-alone dramas - sharp,
suspenseful, satirical tales that explore techno-paranoia. My highest
WikiLeaks poisons Hillary's relationship with the left: liberals vow to push back against her agenda and appointments.
WikiLeaks reveals late astronaut
Ed Mitchell's dedication to aliens.
Bernstein warns of a "neo-fascist" movement and media empire
if Trump loses.
Once upon a time: The
lure of the fairy tale.
Tribe to rename Canada Island in Riverfront Park.
philosophy of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius: Stoicism is a tool anyone
can use to seek wisdom, strength, and the "good life."
S-R columnist Shawn Vestal: "Say what you will about
the frustrations of road construction: It’s another signal among many
that downtown Spokane is poised to take another leap forward. ... Put
Spokane is in the midst of a massive, generational transformation, a
series of changes that will redefine it for years to come."
with the left.
if Trump refuses to concede? Although the failure by a major party
nominee to concede defeat on election night would throw American democracy
into uncharted territory, from a legal standpoint it would hardly make a
Madonna to provide
service" to fans who vote for Hillary.
Bob Dylan removes
mention of Nobel prize from his website.
letter by Arthur Rimbaud to his family, dated 1878, about crossing the
I never thought I'd say this: Nice work Chris Wallace. Trump was less bombastic than usual, and it didn't work well for him. Hillary won the debate - probably the election.
Here's the entire
This election cycle has seen many scary moments, but none as dangerous as Trump's refusal to say whether he would accept the results of the election.
other WTF moments of the debate.
book by its cover: The strange history of books bound in human skin.
The US and Russia are prepping for Doomsday: With the collapse of yet another arms reduction agreement, DC and Moscow are now sitting on a stockpile of plutonium good for tens of thousands of years.
Why won't anyone admit that America
is fighting five wars?
One of Spokane's
torture doctors trying to keep his waterboarding book secret before
The Guardian's review
of Michael Moore in TrumpLand: part dingus, part holy roller aiming to
100 years ago in Spokane: Pastor
blames booze, golf and cars for people skipping church.
Here are The
Stranger's endorsements for the November 2016 General Election.
York Times: Bob
Dylan and his poetic gift.
A school that embraced
paradox, chance, irony, and humor. It sought to free people from the
insanity of the times: What
John Oliver would like
to remind you that the third party
candidates are crazy as well.
number of mass killings in the US have been committed by military
should be asking ourselves why.
"The first symptom of a degraded aristocracy is a
lack of capable candidates for the throne. After years of indulgence,
ruling families become frail, inbred and isolated, with no one but
mystics, impotents and children to put forward as kings. Think of Nikolai
Romanov reading fortunes as his troops starved at the front. Weak
princes lead to popular uprisings."
An interview with the most hated man on the internet: Milo
Noam Chomsky unveils America's
deplorable history of playing footsie with fascism.
Fareed Zakaria talks to Bill
Maher about Trump and his followers.
a dictatorship: Throughout its decade of power, the Peron regime in
Argentina pumped out propaganda of every kind, exploiting every medium, in
a massive effort to rally the country behind him.
the American Conservative: "Trump is not a builder; he’s a
destroyer. But he is our destroyer. We are all responsible for conjuring
him up, and we all have to participate in the exorcism."
Trump calls for Hillary drug test before the next debate.
refusal to accept intelligence briefing on Russia stuns experts.
disclosed by WikiLeaks show Clinton
avoided blaming Wall Street.
are more than just a few websites that are saying Trump is the prophesied
leader who the Bible says is the next Cyrus the Great.
Yesterday afternoon, KXLY.com posted the following: Unidentified
fighter jets buzz Spokane/Coeur d'Alene. It was a bit unsettling.
Later it was revealed that they were on a training mission from the Marine
Corps in Miramar, CA.
Nostalgia Magazine: Rock
and Roll collectibles from Spokane, Washington.
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New York Times: (Trump
down the house.
Ken Bone's porn preferences tell us about internet privacy today.
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Bob Dylan wins
Prize for Literature.
winds and heavy rains are coming to the Inland Northwest.
Trump says he'll be dating the 10-year-old in 10 years.
A timeline of Trump's creepiness while he owned Miss Universe.
Team Trump is reportedly "furious" about the
growing trickle of women accusing Trump of fondling, groping, and unwanted
kissing, and Trump
isn't going down without a fight.
Russia, US move past Cold War to unpredictable confrontation.
State department spokesman struggles to explain difference between US-supported Saudi airstrikes in Yemen and the Russian strikes in Syria.
they vote for Hillary it's war ... There will
be Hiroshimas and Nagasakis everywhere," said an ultra-nationalist
ally of Putin.
Trump won't drop out.
Republicans will see what it feels like to be forced to carry something to
term they don't want or can't afford.
The choice this election
is between everything that is wrong with our
culture and everything that is wrong with our
essential foreign-policy questions Clinton and Trump need to answer.
most explosive new Wikileaks revelations: Newly released emails
provide a window into the inner-workings of Clinton World.
it's just getting weird: Glen Beck says electing Hillary "is a
moral, ethical choice."
The disturbing medieval
practice of gibbeting.
The long-awaited revival of architectural
Nine facts about breasts: Scientists
have done bizarre studies on the cultural fascination with breasts.
Trump's erratic and defective temperament was squarely in the spotlight at last night's debate. Seeking to recover from the "Trump tape," he delivered a bullying performance, using language we have not heard in the age of televised presidential debates.
says he'll toss Clinton in the slammer: The jailing of political
opponents is a feature of repressive dictatorships, not vibrant
democracies. But it is fully in keeping with how Trump’s campaign has
Washington state Republican delegates call for Trump to step down.
The editors of Foreign Policy magazine have never endorsed
a candidate - until
Not just Trump: The chilling rise in global authoritarianism.
developing world thinks Hitler is underrated: In the West, the Nazi
Fuhrer is thought of as a genocidal maniac - elsewhere, he's
considered a political inspiration.
not about the words. Trump was bragging about committing sexual assault.
He bragged about grabbing non-consenting women between the legs (or
whatever word your intelligence level dictates you call that area). Are
people who are defending his behavior saying that grabbing a
non-consenting woman between the legs is not sexual assault?
The RNC has lawyers examining
the possibility of putting forth another nominee one month from
Election Day, with ballots already printed and early voting in progress in
Habsburg royal family behaved strangely, had some weird ideas, and
were apparently mentally ill. A mysterious mental illness may actually
have been one of the reasons for the fall of their dynasty.
Republicans rush to condemn Trump after lewd video emerges. "And when you're a star they let you do it," Trump says. "Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything."
And then he issued an apology that wasn't.
Washington State GOP Chair says it's okay 'cause Trump
a Democrat at the time."
Hillary Clinton’s paid closed-door speeches to Wall
Street banks apparently included her dreams of “open trade and open
to hacked emails made public Friday by WikiLeaks.
Howard Dean: How
to move beyond the two-party system. The major parties have a
stranglehold on our elections. A different form of voting would give minor
parties a bigger voice in campaigns.
Dali's bizarre sex-cookbook to be republished.
the list: Visual Arts Tour kicks off a month of arts-related events in
US Air Force just dropped two fake nukes: The tests in the Nevada
desert come as tensions rise with Russia and the Pentagon seeks to replace
its aging nuclear arsenal.
Here's the European
science journal - Europhysics News - that
concludes building collapses on 9/11 were caused by controlled demolitions.
[Note: This is not "The
European Scientific Journal" as some websites are reporting.]
Marx, yesterday and today: (This from The New Yorker!) The
nineteenth-century philosopher's ideas may help us to understand the
economic and political inequality of our time.
was the purpose of the giant stone jars of the Xieng Khouang plain?
In 2010, Lil Wayne did eight-months in Rikers Island,
where he kept a journal. Here’s
an excerpt from Gone ’Til November. Out this week. I like it.
It's well-written, revealing prose.
says it can predict social unrest as early as 3 to 5 days out. The
reason: a dramatic improvement in analytics, cloud computing and
The Donald fancied himself a player in the ’90s, but
shock jock Howard Stern knew just how to play him. Now
that’s back to haunt the candidate.
bombs and other nightmare weapons of the Syrian civil war.
shifting symbolism of the Gadsden flag.
An elder from a remote
Papua New Guinea tribe wished to keep a waning tradition alive so
he prepared for his own mummification.
Atlantic magazine endorses Hillary Clinton, only the third
presidential endorsement in their 159-year history: Lincoln in 1860 and
LBJ in '64.
What the average
diet was like in medieval times.
How many laser pointers would it take to
kill a human?
Halloween I'm gonna buy a gigantic, cartoon sledgehammer, and if any any
creepy clown comes chasing after me with a big knife or holding a bunch of
balloons or something, boy, oh, boy, it's really gonna suck to be him.
With all of the whining about the presidential debate, let's not forget
the things that Obama and Romney do wholeheartedly agree on:
suspends contact with Russia over Syria impasse. [How retro.]
hysteria makes its way to the Inland Northwest.
Garrison Keillor: The
question no one is asking about Donald Trump.
Creepy clown spotted
on Coeur d'Alene trail. Creepy
clown sighting reported in Pierce County. Clown sightings: The
psychology of creepy clowns. Killer Clowns: Inside
the terrifying hoax sweeping America. Killer Clowns sweeping
America. Police weigh in on creepy
clown sightings in the Inland Northwest.
Sociopath's Diary, NYT op-ed.
first carbon tax is on the ballot in Washington. It is opposed by both
business and labor groups. So, who's supporting it, and why?
Clown lives matter...
A video editor describes how he
made fake al Qaeda propaganda films for the Pentagon in Iraq that were
specially encoded to track whoever watched them.
What happens to your body and brain when
you combine different drugs.
Earth laws apply to Mars colonists?
DNA testing on 2,000-year-old elongated Paracas skulls changes
On creepiness. Clowns, taxidermists, and funeral
think they're odd - but why? Perhaps they pose a threat. Or perhaps
they simply transgress the natural order.
endorses Hillary Clinton for president. It's their first endorsement
of a Democratic candidate since Bill Clinton in 1992.
could end up being the new national anthem: "Choctaw
The New York Times has
obtained Trump's 1995 tax records. They suggest he could have paid
no federal income tax for 18 years. The NYT
risked legal trouble to publish the returns: Federal law makes it
illegal to publish an unauthorized tax return.
ACLU: Cities across
America are pushing
back against secret surveillance by police.
An everyperson's guide to hallucinogenic therapy.
Like millions of
immigrants, Friedrich Trump disembarked at Castle Garden, in New York, and
his way in a crowded, polyglot, grossly unequal city.
In an alley in postwar
greatest painters and sculptors of the time once lived and worked together,
sharing beds, a single toilet and their creative brilliance.
might exist only in your head: To physics, time has no direction,
until you come along and give it a past, present, and future.
This Tokyo pod-living experiment turned
out to be a failure.
Pseudo Bowl of politics: Is it time to end these phony debates?
How a rude egomaniac has effectively
channeled working-class anger.
we evolve opposable thumbs so we could punch each other in the face?
If you missed it the
other night, you can stream Frontline's "The
Choice 2016." If you're voting for Clinton or Trump you really,
really need to see this.
Harris TED Talk: Can we build AI without losing control over it?
The notion of time
travel beguiled Bertrand Russell, Kurt Gödel, and Stephen Hawking. Has
any idea produced more convoluted and futile philosophical analysis?
Today's editorial board has never sided in a presidential election, until
is "unfit for the presidency."
The shock of the crazed:
world of Art Brut.
powers: Six amazing things your unconscious mind can do.
overrides Obama's veto of 9/11 bill, which will allow families to sue
Mexican magazine Letras
Libres declares Donald Trump an "American fascist."
At the debate, each
candidate was clueless on America's place in the world, says military
Alex Jones says Hillary
was giving secret signals to Lester Holt.
Scholars have long
wondered why complex mythical stories that surface in cultures widely
separated in space and time are strikingly similar: Society's
myths are tracable to primordial origins.
world's largest post-apocalyptic festival that makes Burning Man look
ram pot shop in North Spokane. Got away with a bunch of bongs. Pot
locked up. Duh.
You think your boss is a jerk? Meet
Mike Davis of Tiger Oil Company: “Do not speak to me when you see
me,” Davis ordered in a memo. “If I want to speak to you, I will do
so. I want to save my throat. I don’t want to ruin it by saying hello to
all of you.”
Poll finds seven percent of voters have ended friendships over the election.
Putin resurrects the KGB. The new agency revives the name of Stalin's
Chelsea Clinton suggests marijuana
is killing people.
Scientific American says Trump is driven by one thing and
one thing only: the
search for glory.
America is officially overrun
by terrifying evil clowns (and we're not talking politics).
This is how Elon
Musk plans to get one million people to Mars.
I hate them both so much. I hate what their parties have
become. I hate the system that's oozed out of their sliminess. This makes
me impartial. And my impartiality says Trump could have won that debate
had he not eventually tripped all over his own bombast. That is not to say
that Clinton won, she didn't, although she had some notable moments. The
winner of the debate was Lester Holt (who, as it turned out, was not
wearing a suicide jacket, as I hoped) with Donny and Hill tied for a distant second.
After the big dog debate, KSPS went to a gubernatorial
debate between Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and challenger Bill
Bryant. But, they did not bring out totally wicked swords and those old
Roman gladiatorial nets, so they lost me.
up the presidential debate.
Spokesman-Review's full coverage of the debates.
Here are Politico's fact checks of the debate.
examples where "fact-checking" became opinion journalism.
Rolling Stone's 19
WTF moments from the first presidential debate.
"It doesn't matter how the debates go, or what the
polls say; the press will portray the final stretch of this horserace as
neck and neck, a photo finish, you won't want to miss this, stay
all is forgiven. I guess Stalin was too busy being dead for some FLOTUS
Five ways candidates mislead you in debates: A guide to the tactics of political deception, why they work - and how to avoid being fooled.
Five things to watch in tonight's debate.
8 biggest unforced errors in debate history: A mistake on live TV that
permanently cements the way voters see a candidate.
Stephen Hawking is still
afraid of aliens.
Seven things you need to know about deceptively harmful technology.
Google tracks every move you make, and here's the link to prove it.
And on a somewhat related note: The
24 top pot destinations.
Ten rising scientists predicted
to transform their research fields.
Golf great Arnold
Palmer dead at 87.
win a debate with mind
games and dirty tricks.
Hitler: How Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history.
Who's in charge of
America after a catastrophe? Who
The Huffington Post published an article about Yiannopoulos, comparing him to Nazi military officer Ernst Rohm.
LGBT media condemns
Out Magazine article as a puff piece.
cannabis: Do's and Don'ts.
In some parts of
open-carry America, even a
trip to Wal-Mart can require an AR-15.
illustrated map of America's worst utopias: The road to weird food
communities and sex cults is paved with good intentions.
The Depression radically
the way Americans ate.
The 2016 Ig
Nobel prizes are awarded: Studies of the sex life of rats, and the
personalities of rocks are "honored."
Siskel and Ebert give
"Faces of Death" two
thumbs down, 1987.
new app tracks your location in the air and gives you historic and
geographical information about what's below.
The sum of all numbers
on a roulette wheel is 666.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie
Knezovich is calling on the Spokane County Republican Party to censure
state Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, as a result of Shea’s
allegations that a sheriff’s deputy was connected to a triple homicide
Take away the drug marketplaces and whistleblower forums
dark web is mostly garbage.
plan to save this man's life by transplanting his head.
The American Conservative magazine says "A Trump presidency would be destabilizing in a way we have never seen before."
The 257 people Donald Trump has
insulted on Twitter.
Essay: Sodom, LLC. The Marquis de Sade and the
Countries don't really recover from being taken over by unstable authoritarian nationalists of any political bent - right or left. If Trump comes to power, there is a decent chance that the American experiment will be over.
The apocalypse has been good to Seth. Seth Meyers on Trump's Birther lies.
Klux Klan leaflets are showing up all across the country.
to start using Facebook exclusively for public commenting on stories.
A law professor explains why you
should never talk to police.
Why President Obama should pardon
A 1928 Ford Tri-Motor aircraft "The Tin Goose"
to Felts Field this Thursday.
Not sure what's up with drug tests. Here's
some solid info.
George H. W. Bush says he
will vote for Hillary Clinton.
Bill Moyers: There is no debate. The candidates and the media have thoroughly corrupted the presidential debates. Our democracy deserves better. There's still time for a change.
Stuff about Salvador Dali that has nothing to do with ants.
most exquisite creation: The diversity of eyes in the animal world
illustrates how natural selection can transform simple structures into
powerful, camera-like mechanisms.
The best way to learn anything: The
The "God Particle" was just the beginning. The Large Hadron Collider and other accelerators are poised to answer questions about the very fabric of the cosmos.
case against reality: A professor of cognitive science argues that the
world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward
Albee, dead at 88.
What are the smartest minds in politics reading? Here
are their 50 best books.
immigration plan threatens the republic, says the Houston Chronicle;
it would be impossible to round up and deport 11 million people without
resorting to tyrannical policing practices.
disagree on whether the Star Spangled Banner is racist.
An animated Aldous
Huxley identifies the dystopian treats to our freedom (1958).
artist envisions a pajamas-like burial outfit that would not only
encourage bodily deterioration, but would use mushrooms and other
microorganisms to remediate any environmental toxins in the flesh, such as
from pesticides or pollution
Not since Marcel Duchamp has a toilet garnered this much attention: The artist Maurizio Cattelan has created a solid-gold toilet for a Guggenheim Museum rest room. And, yes, it is fully functional.
Additionally, you could take
this pill to make your poop glitter gold.
dangerous week: Donald Trump has increased the chances of political
violence like no major party candidate in recent memory.
Three, ah, word
thingies, by Kafka.
for hallucinogenic honey in Nepal.
Reuters web cast: Why
nuclear war looks inevitable.
The Main Ave. streetscape project starts this week in Spokane. Check out the changes.
Proposed redesign of downtown Spokane Macy's for turning
the department store into apartments.
in Einstein's head: How his creative thinking led to a new rulebook
for the universe.
Keith Olberman's 176
reasons Donald Trump shouldn't be president.
Newly released historical documents show the Sugar
Research Foundation paid scientists to blame fat and cholesterol, not
sugar, fir coronary heart disease.
Hillary Clinton isn’t wrong that Donald Trump has
fostered division and fear in this country, but we also need to take
seriously the prejudices of the other side.
How does nobody go
to jail in Wells Fargo case after over 1.2 million people were
Nearly a quarter of Americans
feel neutral or do not have a strong sense of what makes their lives
Corporations running the
world used to be science fiction - now
it's a reality.
long-awaited Iggy and the Stooges doc, 'Gimme Danger,' hits theaters
next month. Preview
the film with a clip of Iggy Pop's notorious "peanut butter
incident" at the 1970 Cincinnati Pop Fest.
The rumors are flying: Emmy-winning MSNBC and al-Jazeera
reporter David Shuster tweeted
that the DNC is meeting to consider replacing Hillary Clinton because of
Here's a comic of Banksy's
call to arms against advertisers.
Bill Moyers: How
to save democracy from the plutocrats.
Meet INSA; one
of the UK's best known street artists. The paradoxical nature of his
work questions both his own position as an artist and society's often
Jim Hightower: Dear
media elites, you have Trump completely wrong.
buried coup d'etat in the US: A new documentary exposes a seldom
acknowledged 1898 massacre, perpetrated by a gang of white-supremacist
Democrats in North Carolina.
the pornography of cruelty and the theater of ultra-violence.
Ten ways you can tell for yourself that the
world is not flat.
The costs of 9/11.
9/11 Conspiracy Theory in under five minutes.
war photo no one would publish.
American Legion wants the federal government to change
course on marijuana.
warrant issued for Democracy Now's Amy Goodman in North Dakota after
covering pipeline protest.
It's been more than 100
years since America's richest people have been so united behind a
presidential candidate: The
1% want President Hillary Clinton.
longest recreational trail is set for completion next year: All 14,913
miles of Canada's Great Trail will be ready in 2017. Here's an interactive
Ketchup sandwiches and other things stupid poor people eat.
Korea conducts a fifth nuclear test, setting off a blast more powerful
than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
For the 15 years since 9/11, the US
has waged an endless campaign of violence in the Middle East.
How ayahuasca, an ancient Amazonian hallucinogenic brew, became the latest trend in Brooklyn and Silicon Valley. Some people report experiencing their own death. Others feel transported to a higher dimension.
tested for use for depression; brew hints at its therapeutic
"Commander-in-Chief" forum panned as colossal failure of journalism.
Video of Dakota
Access pipeline company attacking Native American protesters with dogs and
black eyes in Donald Trump's life. Over his seven decades he's left a
trail of victims.
My friend, filmmaker Jesse James Hennessy, has launched
his "Night of the Witch" campaign, complete with a Proof of
Concept trailer and "rad perks." Help Jesse make a horror flick!
Riverfront Park planners to
rename Canada Island to something that reflects Salish history.
crazy Kratom ban dresses pharmacological phobia in scientific garb.
Why our ancestors drilled
holes in each other's skulls.
Awesome Craigslist find:
year marks the first year that high school freshmen will learn about 9/11
as an historical event that happened before they were born.
Garrison Keillor: God
help us. I mean it. We're in trouble down here.
For months the Standing
Rock Sioux tribe has led a non-violent protest against the Dakota Access
Pipeline. On Saturday the protesters were attacked by dogs & pepper
Goodman & Democracy Now! was there...
Google Trekker images feature
Spokane area online.
Why conservatives mistrust
even the most modest efforts at gun control.
lessons from Rod Serling.
Instead of having children say The Pledge of Allegiance, let's have them recite the follow. Some of you might recognize it.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
That's great stuff, but as the
magazine Counterpunch pointed out, "the people who run this
country would never allow it. They’d never allow our kids to recite an
incendiary, revolutionary document like that every day for fear it would
incite violence against the state."
Yesterday I biked from downtown Spokane to the western reach of the Centennial Trail to check out the new 1.7 mile addition that runs from Sontag Park in Nine Mile Falls to the Nine Mile Recreation area. It's a nice addition through a well-manicured forest. Still, once you're there, there's little to do but turn around and traverse the final steep decent that got you there.
(The other 14.8 miles of the westbound trip is challenging - with its steep hills - but thoroughly worth it for its vistas and side trails, the Camp Seven Mile CCC camp, the amazing Deep Creek area, etc.)
They've dumped a lot of
money into the addition, and still dumping. I wish they would have instead
put the effort into a trail from the north side of the Nine Mile Dam to
the Spokane House/Little Spokane River area.
to music with my son James at the controls is a wild experience. Last
night's playlist: Einstürzende
Puppy, Gary Numan,
Nick Cave, and the Legendary
Pink Dots with Edward
Spokane explodes with colossal weirdness and awesomeness. Last night: Pig
Out in the Park, a street fair in Kendal
Yards, and this (not a die-in, but) yoga in the cool new area next to City
Police arrested a group of grandmothers yesterday who were protesting
oil and coal trains passing through the city.
Ninth Circuit Appeals
Court says medical
marijuana cardholders have no Second Amendment rights.
grants clemency to a Deadhead sentenced to die in prison for selling
LSD at a concert.
Is it possible to measure
supernatural or paranormal phenomena?
Having faked his death
in 1891 to escape mounting debts and increasingly credible threats of
violence from rival traders in the Gulf of Aden, Arthur
Rimbaud (1854 - 1933) lay low for more than four decades.
Cindy Sheehan led the anti-war movement against George W.
Hillary isn't much better.
message to future revealed under Rome obelisk.
people died 100 years ago and how we die today.
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