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RIP H.R. Giger

Tue May 13 2014 07:31:15 GMT-0700 (PDT)

tags: giger alien art rip

RIP H.R. Giger.

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A true goth and cyberpunk LEGEND.

You have changed the world forever and you will be missed.

Pink Friday

Wed Apr 30 2014 23:57:23 GMT-0700 (PDT)

tags: wtf

Really? This is a thing?

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What is this strange future we live in? How would I describe this to somebody I didn't know?

"It's like a kind of pop-star Westworld slutbot C3PO reality show pepper-spray that you can pay $33 for the privilege of owning?". I'm clearly too old to grok this...and I'm very happy this was behind glass. I'm pretty sure it winked at me and threatened to bite us in the face and genitals. We ran from the building, tripped over the homeless and apologized and encouraged them to run for their lives. Once they finished swearing and laughing at us in guttertalk it became clear that the sentient head of our dim future fembot overlord spy camera pain nightmare had already manifested. Her name was Pink or Nicki or something and she had a tight bright fluorescent wig on her gold replica head and blue vector boobs.

Can we save ourselves? Can we ruin those allowing it to manifest? Can we hurt it through mutation and error?

I Like Thai Food (OMG)

Thu Apr 10 2014 22:45:30 GMT-0700 (PDT)

tags: pdx food carts thai

I can't speak to the authenticity, but the Pad Kee Mao today from the "I Like Thai Food" cart (10th and Alder) was perfection. Ingredients were amazing and fresh, flavors were balanced, and the heat was thru the roof! Bonus points for no mushrooms (default!).

I especially love their spice scale:

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At the chef's recommendation I went with OMG.

I know I've had their food a few other times...but I can't ever remember it being this good. Wow.

I finally watched Treevenge in its whopping 15-ish minute entirety tonight. It's been on my list for a while, but at work some of us are on a horror recommendation frenzy and it kinda semi prompted me to revisit some stuff hanging off the old to-watch list.

I loved Hobo. Treevenge is awesome...but that music....it bothered me. No wait, it disturbed me in a grusome and deeply familiar way...but I searched for maybe 10 or 30 minutes and the lazyweb didn't yield. Then it came to me.

It's the Cannibal Holocaust theme (by Riz Ortolani).

Hi.

Hollywood Bowl is closing

Mon Mar 10 2014 22:48:15 GMT-0700 (PDT)

tags: portland pdx hollywood bowling

The view from the max station is probably just as iconic as the view from the front...but maybe 1000x worse.

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Sadly, it seems that the bowling alley will be closing in May.

Stefan Jaworzyn - Sinister Eroticism In Oslo

Sun Feb 09 2014 22:49:37 GMT-0800 (PST)

Long, drawn out, simple in its execution. By the 5-minute mark I had my head bobbing, and by 11 minutes...I had my soul dissected and impounded by the UFO cult.

And that was just the first track from the A side! Solid, inspiring stuff from the early 80s.

Need to investigate more.

Garage -> Workshop. Early.

Mon Jan 20 2014 23:16:38 GMT-0800 (PST)

tags: house home workshop garage

I'm working on a workshop build out in the garage of my new house. There are a few things to deal with first.

So well put.

Wed Jan 15 2014 01:48:11 GMT-0800 (PST)

tags: feminism culture stem science future

Humans of Portland

Thu Dec 26 2013 23:38:13 GMT-0800 (PST)

tags: pdx portland fieldwork

This is inspiring: http://humansofpdx.com/

especially this:

http://humansofpdx.com/post/69692797209/ronald-spoke-softly-seeming-vulnerable-and-with

Reinvigorates my desire to do grassroots street recording, interviews, exploration. I vowed to field record once a month. Starting that again.

Leslie has been naughty.

Fri Dec 20 2013 22:55:31 GMT-0800 (PST)

tags: ruby music xmas

A random playlist got me wondering what an old favorite listen has been up to. In the discovery, it revealed this saucy little ditty. :) Enjoy!