Also: Those Big Buildings?

They have a lot of pieces. A lot. And no matter how standardized they look from the outside, each piece somehow ends up being just a little bit different. And the steel fabricator sends you drawings of each one, based on the more general drawings you had sent them. If you send hundreds, they send […]

I turned my red house blue!

or rather, non-VOC Cerulean.

Political change never smelled so sweet. If only my walls could vote…

How Gay is UCLA?

Hard to say, but:

How Gay is UCLA? – Learn why UCLA was named one of the top 20 schools for LGBT students and how you as an LGBT or ally person fit in. We have something for everyone!

This is one of the orientation sessions for the new school year, by which I imply […]

Brutal Questioning

I hadn’t seen this video of an irritating questioner being tasered/arrested/abused at Kerry’s U of Florida speech, but it reminds me of nothing so much as the lengthy death scene in the first Austin Powers movie. Also: who gave this guy enough activist training to know to be loud and pained under arrest but not […]


Work is enveloping me. There is no escape. Posting will decline. So sad.

Scary Movie

From Metroblogging LA, the directions to the free “Aversion Therapy” 3-wall screening of 300 at Betalevel, starting in 6 hours:

Find yourself in front of “FULL HOUSE RESTAURANT” located at 963 N. Hill Street in Chinatown, Los Angeles Locate the narrow alley on the left hand side of Full House. Walk about 20 feet down […]

Saturday Frank Moon Unit

Even more LA tribute; Moon Unit performs Valley Girl:

[coolplayer width=”480″ height=”380″ autoplay=”0″ loop=”0″ charset=”utf-8″ download=”0″ mediatype=””] Moon Unit – Valley Girl [/coolplayer]

Excellent. Also:

Dear 80s,

There is no excuse for your horrid fashion. Repent and never do it again.

Thanks, Quixote


Done moving; now unpacking.

My arms are soar.

I don’t want to go to work on Monday.

General Whine.

Then: a couple bikers pedal by, hitting their bells and frames to make beats, and giggling. A small child of indeterminable ethnicity pulls a dolly with one small box on it up to his new home […]

Andrew Sullivan = Racist?

See what I did there? By putting a question mark at the end of my post title, I make it clear I’m just a curious fellow, and in no way insulting the character of that lovable blogger “of no party or clique.”

Now, Mike Meginnis used a period instead. Silly man. Now I have to […]

Stone & Diamond Facades

Reading Reluctant Metropolis, I discover that the above Disney Concert Hall was originally intended to be clad in stone. This was later changed to steel as a cost-saving measure. Hard to imagine the building different than it is now, harder to believe Gehry was actually willing to go with a less space-age look.

This […]

I’m a famous architect, bitches.

I found Corbu’s MySpace profile today.

Boxes Abound

So I’m packing up my possessions and officially moving to LA. Which once again reminds me: I have way to much shit.


An Absolution Revolution

is my newest blog find, discovered amidst the mixed bag that is the resistance tag at Technorati. First, it too links to the ParEcon page. Second, here’s an excerpt from its about page:

A voice crying in the postmodern wilderness amidst the cacophony of bells, buzzers, whistles, flashing lights, flash videos, animated images, billboards, pop-up […]

Alternative 9/11s

An Absolution Revolution tells of Mel Gibson’s defeat of the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. This is similar to my approach to dealing with 9/11, which is to talk about the lesser known atrocities of the date, and try to counteract America’s 9/11 hyperbole via context. Except Jason went with a […]


LA Times does a profile of Freegans living in…New York! Similar to the NY Times longer, better article from back in June. Now I’m a fierce defender of LA against the New York evangelists, but the LA paper makes it hard when they get scooped by 3 months. Plus, I know LA has it’s own […]

More Dictators

I just can’t enough of Pinochet, that lovable clown. I came across his Killers of the 20th Century profile, and was amused/horrified at the “Kill Tally” section that Pinochet and other killers have, which reads like their Halo stat. Other notes about the site:

Every killer is male — except for “Bhopal industries incident,” which […]