February 10, 2009 | Filed Under god bless the internet, mysterious, time travel | Leave a Comment 


August 14, 2008 | Filed Under god bless the internet, mysterious | 2 Comments 


August 6, 2008 | Filed Under big ideas, funny haha, mysterious, politics, time travel | 3 Comments 

obama / quetzalcoatl - 2012

realized yesterday that 2012 is not only the end of the world/mayan calendar - but it will also be an election year… presumably for Obama’s 2nd term.  Holden and I thought of a great idea for a running mate!

I actually ordered a few of these bumper stickers from I’ll have some extras if anyone wants one…


June 4, 2008 | Filed Under big ideas, mysterious | 1 Comment 

isn’t the “description of the weird dream i had last night” one of the most annoying blog posts possible?  

the answer is no, it’s very funny and interesting.  listen:

i had the wildest dream last night!  I dreamt that my whole family and I were at an amusement park, disney world style.  we went on the “Finding Nemo” ride, which was kinda like the old-school pirates of the caribbean, in that you’re in a dark room with water… but there was no boat, you just waded into this waist deep water, and there were frozen fish floating around that would thaw out and come back to life and swim around.  I recall the “object of the game of the ride” was to try to find nemo… so we were lookin everywhere…

and we found ourselves in a room with GIANT maps covering the walls and tables.  we were seriously trying to plan a search for Nemo.  Admiral Adama from Battlestar Galactica was there, angrily squinting at the maps.  He said, “How in hell are we supposed to know whether Nemo is in Paris, the Island of Hawaii or Paris, the Island of Iran?”  I remember thinking to myself… hmm, i knew about Paris, Texas, but I had no idea there were others, too… but I looked at the maps, and sure enough.  Then one of Adama’s assistants piped up, pointing at a new map, “Sir, for all we know, he could also be in Paris, the Island of Labrador.”  This made the Admiral mad and he pounded on the table and said, “Dammit!”

Then we were at my Aunt’s house, but it had been redecorated to look like one of those huge party-barge boats from the 70s.  there was wood paneling everywhere and doors that slid into the walls.  interestingly, my aunt’s house really has those kinds of doors in real life.  after a while, we actually were on a party-barge.  i looked out over the railing, and saw another boat docked nearby.  it was full of middle aged nudists.  a couple of the nudists came over to our boat and offered to help us search for Nemo.  We were reluctant to accept their naked help, but we did because they knew the sea. 






May 14, 2008 | Filed Under art, job responsibilities, mysterious | 4 Comments 

dance, chupacabra

post-it note, 3×3″
pens, sharpie, highlighter, colored pencil


this chupacabra, with multi-jointed floppy arms, dances ecstatically by the light of a full moon as part of a seasonal ritual known as “the quesadilla party”.  this is the first time this secret gathering has ever been drawn on a post-it note by someone at work.


May 12, 2008 | Filed Under art, found, mysterious | 2 Comments 

mysterious item


May 1, 2008 | Filed Under music, mysterious | Leave a Comment 

it just occured to me that the very first line of “one way or another” by blondie is the same melody (or pretty close?) as the first line of “somewhere out there” from “an american tale”.  sup with that?


April 24, 2008 | Filed Under big ideas, music, mysterious | Leave a Comment 

from “The Amen Break and the Golden Ratio”:

A student recently asked if I had any insights into why the “Amen Break” is so popular in some modern music. “What’s that?” I had to admit that I hadn’t heard of it. But when we listened to it, a drum break beat, I recognized the rhythm right away. I’d heard it in television commercials and the music of James Brown, and elsewhere. You probably have too. I became intrigued when I saw an image of the audio waves themselves because I immediately recognized the Golden Ratio in the structure of its timing. And I was surprised to find an even deeper relationship to the structure of the human body.

An interesting read!


April 21, 2008 | Filed Under funny haha, god bless the internet, mysterious | Leave a Comment 

a brilliant ebay-auction prank concept:

You are bidding on a rare chance to traumatize a treasured friend or relative with baffling, mind-numbing, mystery correspondence from abroad.

During the course of my holiday I will send three postcards to one person of your choosing.

These postcards will be rant-ravingly insane, yet they will be peppered withunmistakable personal details about the addressee. Details you will provide me.

The postcards will not be coherently signed, leaving your mark confused, guessing wildly, crying out in anguish.

and success!

the post-prank analysis, with scans.

the genius’ website.


April 14, 2008 | Filed Under god bless the internet, mysterious, video / film | 2 Comments 

i saw some of these at the san francisco botanical garden, but they weren’t nearly as fast.

they make me think of something you’d have to use as a platform in a video game… you’d
have to jump off real quick before it sinks ((or before the flowers getcha)).

anyway - jokes aside, this time-lapse film is pretty terrif.

Giant Amazon Water Lily
Uploaded by omurap666


April 4, 2008 | Filed Under d'etre, mysterious, seen | Leave a Comment 

yesterday from my car I saw a woman with a billowing gray mustache.  it looked like super mario’s mustache if mario had been a black woman.  then, as i watched, her mustache elongated and sort of wrapped itself around the side of her face and floated off into the sky, dissipating into the ether.  that’s when i realized that she was smoking a cigarette and had been exhaling it through her nose.  oh well!


March 28, 2008 | Filed Under fantastic weekend, mysterious, poetry | Leave a Comment 

growin peppers in a pot
pickin flowers in a vacant lot
built a bench for my front porch
watermelon on the back porch

surfin’s not easy
bug spray breezy
girlies are teasy

but it’s all really, really nice.

swimmin in th’apartment pool
drinkin beers behind the school
goin to bed with the windows open
sharin the bed i’m kinda hopin

jokin an’ goofin
actually sleepin
technically lunch

and it’s all really, really nice.


March 24, 2008 | Filed Under mysterious, photo, space, time travel | 1 Comment 

Molecular Cloud Barnard 68

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