May 2008

If you appreciate sensory experience, I recommend this article published in last Wednesday’s New York Times.

They were among 40 or so people who were tasting under the influence of a small red berry called miracle fruit at a rooftop party in Long Island City, Queens, last Friday night. The berry rewires the way the palate perceives sour flavors for an hour or so, rendering lemons as sweet as candy.


Recently Spotted Bumper Stickers:

Gluten Free Tibet
Butthole is the new mouth.
New Math=Fun!
I’d Rather Be Backsliding.
Green is the new hypocrisy.
Newfoundland Sucks.
Follow Me To The Sizzler!
Sikh and lovin’ it!
Honk if I’m swerving.
Start Seeing Unicycles.
Not all those who are in Nebraska are lost.
Hillary 2012
Sven and Ole’s Pizza
Lube is the new foreplay.

In what should be a front page story on USA Today, 50+ redheads protested Wendy’s for their racist logo. Link

Protesters wore oogles of sunblock and signs like:
-“Biggie Size Bigotry!”
-“Value Menu Us!”
-“Fiery Burgers Not Fiery Redheads!”
-“Give Wendy Some Pigment!”
-“Where’s Our Beef? In Your Logo!”
-“We Want Frosties, But At What Costies?!?”

As all mindflowers readers should know, Paul Reuben’s masterpiece Pee-wee’s Big Adventure was blackballed from the 1985 Oscars due to Reuben’s communist tendencies, as evidenced by his fondness for red bikes. Unfortunately, others suffered due to Reuben’s misguided politics including Alice Nunn who should have been nominated for a Best Supporting Actress award for her role as Large Marge.

The first scene of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure featured a breakfast-making machine of exploding-a beached-whale proportions, utilizing principles of over-engineering and absurdity to accomplish art every bit as beautiful as and slightly more useful than the Sistine Chapel ceiling. This type of machine is called a Rube Goldberg. Check out another Rube at the bottom of this post culminating with the smashing of a Creme Egg.

Before we get there, however, I just wanted to note that Pee-wee’s Playhouse The Movie was recently greenlighted by Paramount!! Like Big Adventure, Playhouse The Movie will take the road, “venturing into Puppetland and beyond”, according to wikipedia! How excited am I? I’ll give you a hint — you can’t count that high.

closed calculus stirs me where once unrippled
visceral lights unblighten my eyes rolled back
unworded unbounded a life in lightning
(ground to cloud in Southern Minnesota heat)
a shark diving up from the water

Ryan McGivern

There’s always been a happy connection between depression, angst and rock ‘n’ roll.
Perhaps Soren Kierkegaard is the predecessor of emo: waifish figure, shoe gazing, and black clad.
Here’s a look at the hottest band out right now: The Pseudonyms.



Tak, Ryan McGivern

Jesus Christ returning from the dead was an amazing thing. This video surpasses that! I actually found myself praying to God that it wouldn’t end.

Like usual, God argued with me. He was all like, “Everything has an end, dude,” and I was all like, “Just this one time, God. Please make it last forever,” and he was all like, “Okay, I’ll give you a choice. No more sex ever and the video will go on and on to infinity. Or the video will end and maybe someday you’ll get lucky.”

It was an impossible decision.

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