Nerdcore

It looks like my outter nerd and my inner hip hopper found something they could both love equally, meet MC Frontalot and the Nerdcore movement.

Here is a little glimpse at the upcoming documentary…

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He’s a snake girl!

So you think your relationship is tough? Try falling in love with and marrying a cobra. I can’t imagine the cost of feeding 2,000 guests. Wait… 2,000 guests??? I wonder if those were actual guests or just specatators who wanted to say they saw this unusual union.

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Putting the ‘milli’ back in Milli Vanilli… (and by Vanilli, I mean ‘pede’)

The only millipede that lives up to its name was rediscovered recently and it sure gives me the willies.

This millipede has more than 600 legs, about twice the average millipede — despite the name which means “thousand-legged.” Of the estimated 10,000 species, only one, I. plenipes, comes close to living up to its name and thrives only in California.

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Graduatin’ Grammies

Josephine Belasco graduated from high school today. I know, I know, millions of folks did – so what’s the difference? Hmmm, roughly 80 years. Just goes to show that it’s never too late to get things finished (or started for that matter). Congratulations Josephine!

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Sov ‘n Slow

Look who was on the front page of Yahoo this morning…

As you may know already, Zach Slow raised his $10,000 and got the girl, as they say. You can find a recap of the night (with pics!) here.

And here are a couple pictures from the show that I took…

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It’s a group effort (alternatively titled If you love Lady Sovereign… and you know you do)

That crazy Zach Slow is up to some joyful new sheeeeeenanigans. And it is worth checking out. It is even better to participate. Besides who wants to miss the latest from the one and only Jelly Donut?

http://helpmegetrandomwithladysovereign.com/

I am issuing a challenge grant… (I should probably set a maximum on this amount, huh?) any of you folks who make a contribution to these efforts, I will match your contribution dollar for dollar so let me know if you donate.

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Digital depedence

I have recently lost two of my closest (digital) friends… first the iPod and now… oh god, I am tearing up as I even think of it, I have lost my laptop. To make matters worse Southwest Airlines is responsible for both of these unfortunate events (OK, the iPod was clearly my fault, but that is not as much the point here as the fact that it was on a Southwest airplane). I was flying standby this weekend on my way back from Seattle and in turn the last person to board the plane. As you know, if you have done any bit of traveling, especially on Southwest, that there are people who decide that “one larger carryon in the overhead and one smaller one under the seat in front of you” really means both these items plus their guitar case, three large shopping bags, the “lap” riding baby, and their full length down coat with scarf hat and gloves should all go in the over head bin – god I hate those people. And because of these overly courteous folks, first I had to leave my bag at the gate to be “checked” and then I had to endure nasty glares and huffs from the lady who had to move her other 2 bags that were sitting on the last available seat on the plane in order for me to have a place to sit. Who the hell do I think I am making her move her bags? I know, I am terrible. Anyway, I return to San Francisco to find that my suitcase did not. That was Sunday. It is now Tuesday. Let’s all say a little prayer in hopes for the safe return of my suitcase (with laptop!) and maybe even someday, my iPod.

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I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore (thank god)

Looks like Kansas is really cracking the whip on underage marriage, raising the minimum age requirement from 14 all the way to 15 – way to go Kansas!

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Seattle is closer to France than to Texas

I am off to Seattle this weekend to see my home sister from way back in the day. She is rockin’ creative and talented which is why you should spend some time on her website and her tube. Upon the agenda is general tom foolery and rockin’ out to The Primate Five. This is my first trip to the Pacific Northwest, which is part of the country I once thought I would move to even though I had never been there. I wonder if it will live up to the reputation it has earned in my head.

I am in love with my city right now. I feel flooded with inspiration. I have a million things I want to be doing and I am managing to actually work on about half a million of them, which leaves me feeling satisfied and happy. I miss you Chicago, but San Francisco is doing right by me.

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The right thing

As I am sure you have heard by now, Zacarias Moussaoui’s life was spared and he was sentenced to life in prison. I believe the jury came to the right decision because while he may have been privy to the 9/11 plots, he made no actions in the attacks. If we start killing people for conspiracy, then hell – I could have been sent to trial for a “what-if”conversation I had last night. It seems many Americans today still want so much to see someone pay for what happened, but killing a man who was not there definitely would not have been the answer, so for this I breath a sigh of relief. Besides, aren’t there already enough folks paying for this every single day?

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Love is senile

A moden day Harold and Maude! (one of my all time favorite films)
A 33 year old man in Malaysia has married a 104 year old woman. While it was his first marriage, it was her 21st.

“I am not after her money, as she is poor,” Muhamad reportedly said. “Before meeting Wook, I never stayed in one place for long.”

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Let ‘er jip!

I never realized until I tried to write it today, that jipped (as in- I got ripped off or missed an opportunity) is not an actual word. I kept typing it and it just looked wrong, and Microsoft was affirming this. It is a word I hear (and use) in speech, but do not see in writing. While Merriam-Webster may not acknowledge this red headed step child of the English language, Urban Dictionary does and that is enough for me.

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Green and blue and music and art… lovely

I am off to Coachella this weekend… should be a good time. Kanye West mysteriously showed up on the schedule although he isn’t listed on the fliers or in the lineup – a pleasant surprise I guess. I will send pics from the phone to the flick account as the weekend progresses. And then I will post better pictures from the real camera when I get home.

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Can you plagiarize density… I mean destiny?

I totally read your book like 3 or 4 times in the last couple years, but totally didn’t even realize that it had so many similarities to the book I wrote right after that!
Oh pahleeez…

UPDATE: Borowitz Report had and awesome note on this today…

Elsewhere, when asked how it felt to publish her first novel and then be charged with plagiarism, author Kaavya Viswanathan said, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

UPDATE:Looks like the publisher yanked her deal…

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Knit Wit

While my days of constantly wandering through alleyways and train yards in search of the latest pieces may be over (or at least seriously reduced), I still follow what I can of the graffiti world thanks to my friend the Internet. I recently stumbled upon this creative new take on street art. Read all about the Knitta Please crew.

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The Great Quake

I got off the BART this morning and was heading to my office when I see a woman standing next to me in period clothing. I did a double take, but didn’t think too much of it, I mean I am in San Francisco. As I got further down the street I was passed by another woman in period clothing. It is 8:00 am for crying out loud, what the hell is going on? Ah yes, today is the 100 year anniversary for the great San Francisco Earthquake and I guess they had folks gathering at Lotta’s fountain for a remembrance.

I have never been in an earthquake and I am fairly confident that will change now that I am here. At least I hope it will.

Update: Looks like the SFist has some better coverage on the event.

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(anything but a) Beautiful day in the neighborhood

Looks like another lovely week coming up… last I checked I was living in San Francisco, not Seattle. Bah!

The rain is breaking levees and breaking records but it is also breaking my spirits.

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Playa haters

Apparently you won’t find the Bahamas in any of these books. According to Reuters “The Bahamas has banned the gay cowboy movie “Brokeback Mountain,” triggering a new controversy over the island chain’s reputation for homophobia.”

I guess they also stripped Miss Teen Bahamas of her title after they discovered she was a lesbian. What a bunch of ass holes. Well, I think I will spend my vacation dollars on less homophbic places such as Playa Del Carmen, Mexico (which is where we will be going at the end of May!).

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Paris a Saint? Not in my life time.

I can’t imagine I am the only person who finds it impious that Paris Hilton might be playing Mother Theresa.

British web site Life Style Extra is reporting that Indian director T. Rajeevnath will be taking a trip across the world to try to convince socialite-turned-actress Paris Hilton to star in his feature biopic of the late humanitarian Mother Theresa.

I suppose I am just feeding the hype by posting this, but I am just flabbergasted. I am not even a Christian for crying out loud and I find this blasphemous and just plain wrong.

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Have you met 401?

6-foot-4, of German heritage, has a master’s degree, is athletic and is very close to his mother,” does this sound like the ideal man to bear offspring with? According to 11 different women who selected donor 401 from a sperm bank in Virginia, the answer is an absolute Yes!.

Some women have their book clubs, and others belong to professional groups. Some connect in therapy and others through sororities. But here is a relatively new connection: a group of 11 sharp, educated and independent women brought together by one man’s sperm.

And thanks to Wendy Kramer (who also reared a child through sperm donation), they now have a place to meet, talk and create a modern day family tree. She and her son started the site DonorSiblingRegistry.com where people could sign up to meet their half-siblings, other mothers that had children from the same donor and in some rare cases, even the donor themselves.

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