October 31, 2009

Hash tag Topic: Twitter Writing Game

Hey nerds!


@cthalloween from the uber-popular ICanHaz.com.

Don’t wait for the great pumpkin. 

@ctscanhollywood : We are finding them in the rocky canyon grounds, under the hills that overlook the valleys of vice.

@cthalloween : Cult: It’s near impossible to keep from gibbering and chattering. Can you stay sane and finish your duties?

@ctscanhollywood : lips zipped, sewn sewvein together with twine. be forever mine.

@ctholloween : Cult: Do you survive or sacrifice yourself? Will the cult go on? What dark portents do you see for the future?

@ctscanhollywood : joining in square of death, before dusk sets in, in the missing hour of the year of one plus one equals you. all naysayers burn.

Click here for more on H.P. <3craft.


btw: This is the Poe Bicentennial Year


We went to Poe’s spot in Richmond, Virginia in May on our mid-Atlantic tour, near murky the river front. saw his stuff. it was pretty darn cool.

We cruised along Mulholland Drive last night from Encino to the 90068, the Hollywood Hills to our destination over looking the town.


If you haven’t seen the titular David Lynch movie, there may be something wrong with you.

Funny thing is, my friend Bryce, NYC photographer extraordinaire, went to the party destination the night before, thinking it was the right evening. Instead of the party house, he walked into a dinner party at Kyle McLaughlin‘s home- star of many a David Lynch projects like Twin Peaks.  Talk about a LA experience.

If you know Lynch’s work- then we have no body switching to report to you than this bit of serendipity way above the sparkling lights of the city.

Here is what we did get into with @SuiteCaroline @Teigehertales @timbannock  @laurienlandry and @bryce_ward and Lil Ashley and Will.


Gashley & The Ghouullls gonna rock YOU.

Ash made that latex tentacle. Caroline is Edie Beale from Grey Gardens. Alissa is a Robert Palmer girl. Topie is Edgar Frog, vampire slayer from Lost Boys.


Tim & Laurie as Zombie Romeo & Juliet


Willy Bones as Willy Wonka and She-Devil

Alissa gettin’ down w/ L.A. (Lil Ash)

Happy Hallowienie to you all (insert Vincent Price laugh here)*


What we saw last night:
2 Lady Ga-Gas
2 Slashes
3 Chick Magnets
2 Hunter S. Thompsons
friend asked: Were you on Noah’s Ark?
If we were, we would all be doomed, dOOMED, no DOOMED with a capital double D, I tell ya.

Life imitating Art

October 28, 2009

The coolest tribute to Lichtenstein:

(via @jayjudah) Read about his J-dating here.


My clever female friend and classmate asked me today about her costume:

1. A “Road” Costume, replete with broken lines throughout my whole body, simple gray or black clothing, a sign that says “Curves Ahead”, a orange cone, “Hazard”, “Men at Work” and “Bump.”


2. A “Stimulus Package” costume: simple clothing with “Bonus” written out, as well as “Investments (or Jobs)”, and “Stimulus Plan Unveiled” written across my chest.

Tis truly a good question.

Hope some guy wearing a speedo doesn’t scrawl ‘Stimulus Package’ across his crotch for a costume.



I was at the www.140conf.com today in Los Angeles. I noticed that Jeff Pulver and the gang had also held it in London and New York City.

For the last 12 years, that’s right- one dozen, I have lived in either one of these three cities. It began with London, then over to NYC, and now in Lala. 

I grew up in the South. I thought where I went to college had a lot of action and used to think I could see myself living there forever- getting a farm and making pottery. Somehow, after graduation, I snapped out if and skipped the country.  It was South London for me- SE5 to be precise.

I’ve met a ton of kids who grew up in cities. They mostly all say that being in the countryside drives them nuts- that they would much rather fall asleep to sirens and drunk people noises than the songs of crickets.

I thought myself lucky- that I grew up where it was nice and quiet for the better part of two decades on a street that had no name, but was technically Rural Route (insert number here) for the post al service. I felt that I appreciated all the excitement of the cities more than these kids, and that it did not hurt me to go back and spend time among green fields, streams, trees and wilderness.

But now, I’m beginning to wonder. I’m applying for more school- to various places- none in these three metropolises. Will I miss anything- any fun? the traffic, the bomb scares, etc?

Will I be like Chevy Chase ala ‘Funny Farm’? – one of my favorite movies where he moves from NYC to CT to write a novel. Will I get batty? Will I fear the locals, the townies who I once thought were quite interesting from the ‘uncultured hicks’ of my youth?

Or will the internet properly bridge experiences for me? Will I be able to be a hermit and part of the action online? Will that be enough?

We’ll see is all I’ve got.


CC in FF

Eavesdropping is an art

October 26, 2009

unless you have listening devices hidden in your hair like this lady I found on Ventura Boulevard might–


Anyhow, my dad used to take me and my sister to the mall when it was his turn to look after us when mom was at work.  He said people watching would cause less eye strain than television, but I dunno with those 80’s day glo colors.   We’d sit on a bench and giggle about people walking by or listen in on them for a good laugh or two.

It’s a lot of fun to listen in on people, especially if you don’t think you understand their language. Hear that? learning foreign languages is good for you.

I found someone on the internet who is very good at using their ears- @shawngold.

Here’s a smattering of his latest – true insights into our current day humanity:


When a GUY says, “I’m SEEING HER”, what he really MEANS is, I’M TOUCHING HER

If you WON’T open my DOOR and pull out my CHAIR, you can’t open MY LEGS and pull down MY PANTS

I’m 40 yrs old but I consider myself 37, becuase I don’t count the time I have been kept on hold for tech support.

Research shows MONOGAMOUS couples LIVE LONGER. And CHEATERS who DON’T get caught LIVE LONGER than those who DO get caught.

a POST OFFICE was shut down for a BOMB SCARE when a VIBRATOR in a package turned on. Police suspect a single woman acting alone.

I CAREFULLY told my parents I was GAY last THANKSGIVING. I said, “mom, could you please pass the gravy to a homosexual”.

I hear a MAN reaches his sexual PEAK at 18 and a WOMAN reaches hers at 35, But they must be talking about MINUTES.

I read PENGUINS MATE FOR LIFE. I think men wear Tuxedo’s at weddings as a TRIBUTE to Penguins.

simple, poignant humor. kudos to all you mysterious, random people Shawn has eavesdropped on for our behalves.

Confirmed: I am a Character

October 26, 2009

How great- internet validation. Isn’t that what everyone is after now-a-days?

Does it translate to real life validation as a voice, as a being?

I guess we’ll find out.

Yours truly was chosen as one of the 140 characters out of the population of Los Angelenos to be a delegate at 140Conf.com.  This conference will explore the social ramifications of twitter, as a communication tool, on our lives.

So, yeah, more later on this, from your “influencer, all-star, maverick, game changer – all in one.”



October 24, 2009

Yours truly:

Paws (insert scary shark music here)

2010 A Face Odyssey

Peaches (starring Mette Bidler)

The Most Boys (ya know- scary vampires teens w/ the Bog Brothers)

Observe and Deport

The Mound of Music, ok- The Pound of Music technically works too

The Ping

The Fast & The Curious

The Poonies

Funny Form (starring Chevy Chase)

Hustle & Flop

Keying John Malkovich

Colon Me Kubrick (get it? Color Me Kubrick starring John Malkovich)

Blazing Laddles

The Goob, The Bad and the Ugly


The Pills Have Eyes (via facebook)

@PaigeWesley Jurassic Pork

@chidiana The Dope of Greenwich Village

@tinybrokenfilms Shite Men Can’t Jump

@MatthewKlekner :

Blond Simple (Blood Simple)

There Will Be Blond (There Will Be Blood)

King Bong (you know this one)

Big Fist (get it?- Big Fish)


October 23, 2009

Yes, more twitter word games.

Yours truly wrote: *Smell Raiser*

Tag line–> The Odor that Rose the Dead


@libbabray: The Ring Around the Collar

@robcotta: Wednesday the 11th

@liliales: Interview with the Umpire, Suburban Legend

@@diablocody Trick or Tweet, Nightmare on Sesame Street

A Living for the Dead

October 21, 2009

Interesting report on death and commerce:

Watch CBS News Videos Online


btw- Dead Ringer- one of the all time best spooky movies.

Bette Davis on Bette Davis action.

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