Sunday, July 30, 2006

p.s. I don't like to do related posts so close together in time, but I've been on a mom-son (plus sometimes daughter) incest porn kick while in LA, and, well, I guess the day's title says it all. On the contest: some people have picked numbers that were already taken and will need to choose new numbers if they want to be in the contest. They are: trecko, mbuitron, michael karo, gus trenor, hedi, will, danny, dooflow, and dave. I'm sorry about the numbers difficulty. The last time I did a contest, this blog had a lot fewer visitors. Do try to post your guesses in the comments area of yesterday's post if you can. That'll make it easier to see if numbers already have people's names on them or not. For what it's worth, the numbers that are still available for picking as of the time of this post are: 6, 10, 12, 20-22, 25-28, 30, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40, 43, 49, 50, 55, 56, 58, 59, 62-64, 67, 70, 74-76, 79-81, 84, 86-96, 98, 100. But, obviously, depending on when you read this, double check the 'entries' before picking. Again, sorry for the confusion. It's really nice to see the contest pulling blog readers out of the woodwork, so I want give a really warm welcome to np0804, field_extension, dooflow, abel, florian, jonas, nycdork, summer, matt, laney, pete, goo-goo, and anyone else I might have missed. I'm on my way back to Paris and Yury and lots of visa-related preparations and the official start of 'Kindertotenlieder's' construction today. I'm hoping all that will prevent me falling back into my bad funk, at least until the fateful date of the visa interview. Oh, I want to add to any of my friends who might be reading this, I managed to lose my phone book of 15 years while I was here, and with it the contact info for all my friends, so, if you're seeing this, that's probably why I didn't call while here, and, if you don't mind, email me your info when you get a chance so I can start over, ugh. Like I said, there'll be no post tomorrow, but I'll be back on Tuesday at the more usual Paris posting time schedule. Now I'll try to do some real quick responses before I zoom off. ** Saa viccenzo, We're getting very close to the time when you and the other 'Userlands' contributers will be hearing from me re. the edit, etc. Adopt you? That's tempting, but with me on this incest porn kick, that might not be the safest thing to do, ha ha, not that I guess you would mind so much, ha ha again. Thank you, my prince. ** Momo, How awesome that you got and like the Buffy Sainte-Marie and early Bee Gees. The Bee Gees really were wonderful for a short time in the late 60s. You doing okay? Boy, how great that you got to stay in Germany for so many reasons right now. ** Dynomoose, It sure does seem like 'Userlands' would qualify for that prize. Interesting, indeed. I'll consult with Akashic about how we can submit the book, and, if by some miracle we win, the contributors can split the prize. Nice. Thanks a lot. I knew nothing about that. ** Katsim, It's so nice to see you. I've wondering how you were. Great about September 18th. Really great. Hey, maybe Yury and I will get lucky too and we can clink glasses for real. You take care. If you have time, let me/us know how everything goes, okay? ** Laurabethnoble, A really early Happy Birthday, though I hope I'll see you here before then and can congratulate you in a more timely manner. ** Christopher michael stamm, I'm glad you're doing well. Investigating esoterica is a good sign of something, I think. I hope today's post doesn't cause a ruckus at your work. ** Atheist, That popularity poll is interestingly telling about something or other for sure. I'm going to have to hunt those stats down. Latvia must be curious place to be so magnetized by Klark. Hm. ** Nyc dork, I only draw a skull and crossbones for people who seem particularly cool, so thanks, cool dude. ** Rigby101, No, there's never been an audio version of any of my books. That's a good idea though. The upcoming 'I Apologize' soundtrack CD has my voice reading a whole bunch of texts against Peter Rehberg/Pita's music. That's the closest, I guess. I'm gonna track down and read Havoc. Thanks a lot. For the first few years that I lived in my current LA apartment, Joe Dallesandro lived on my street about four blocks from me and three doors down from Leonardo DiCaprio, but, unlike Leo, who I saw everywhere all the time before he moved, I never once laid eyes on Joe Dallesandro. Yeah, what is he doing these days? David ehrenstein, you must know. ** Tosh, You're such a flirt. Goodness. ** T.pkendall, Yeah, sounds like a swell day, congrats, oh deserving one. ** Hedi, Baja sounds nice. It's cooled down here in LA quite nicely for you. I'm sorry didn't to get to see you this trip, but, if cows can fly, I might see you with Yury in tow quite, quite soon. Take care of yourself. ** 5stringaphasia, I'm going to show what a Metal novice I secretly am, but Phil ... Lynott? That's not the right Phil is it? ** Brooklynserpico, I'm sorry to hear you've been in a funk. I have too, for sure. So never feel shy about sharing the funk here, if you want, signed your brother in funk, Dennis. ** Porcelain skull, Oh, I know re. Billy's passing. That really sucks, but a new, even more amazing Billy is just a wisp away, I reckon hopefully. ** Antonio, I know. The numbers rule has been outnumbered by the populace, it seems. Next contest I'll think up rules more befitting the groundswell. Any ideas? ** Tigersare, Thank you, thank you. Whenever DP Day is ready, I'll be more than ready. God, I almost made a Helen Reddy joke. I must be really stressed about my flight today. Yikes. ** Morgan, I'm really, really glad the decision got made so smoothly. Yeah, it'll be fine, for sure. Oh, 'Perv' is great. Did I already tell you that? ** Paradigm, It's really good to see you. Oh, when CT Day is ready, send whatever texts and images, links, etc. to: contact@denniscooper.net. If you have an idea of the Day's design/look, just give me the appropriate instructions and I'll recreate your Day to your specifications as closely as I can. Any questions or anything, just ask. I'm really glad and grateful to hear it's still in the works. That documentary series sounds wild. I don't know if I could watch it. I'm weirdly sqeamish, but I'd definitely try. Maybe it'll end up on youtube because everything does. Thanks, man. ** Jax, Thanks a lot. Everything went fine with my family yesterday. Listen, what's going on in Lebannon ... a lot of my LA trip involved me and everyone I saw venting in horror and hopelessness and fury about that. I just don't know what the fuck is going on that that can just keep going on and on every day without anyone or anything able to stop it. But I'm just yelling in circles like everybody else. Unbelievable. ** Nikolas, Yeah, huge congrats, pal. I'll be in touch once I touch down in Paris and get my brain in order. A Robert Wyatt Day would be stellar? Anybody interested? Otherwise, I'll put it on my to-do pile. ** Cautivos, There you are. I'm so, so sorry about your unhappiness. We miss you here, if that helps. I've seen the Sopranos maybe twice, and I've never seen Six Feet Under. Weird, I know, but I never got HBO on my American TV, and you need HBO in the States to watch them, and you need cable in Paris to watch them, and one of my residency's flaws is that they don't have cable TV in the building. You like them? You take care of yourself. ** Oh shit, I'm running late. I've gotta go. You all take care until I see you here again.

80 Comments:

Blogger Land of the Bat said...

contest entry: 74.

bon voyage. i think aquarius is coming around in the astrological chart (i heard on the radio), so that means breaking down of barriers. could be what you need.

10:29 AM  
Blogger CAUTIVOS said...

Hi
TV serial marks:

-Friends :1'1
-The Simpsons:7´8
-South Park: 6´1
-Six Under Feet:7´0
-CSI:3'8
-Lizzie McGuire:0
-Futurama:8'3
-House:6
-Buffy:2'8
-X-Files:5
-Queer as Folk:3'2
-The Sopranos:7'2
-Family Guy:3'5
-Sex of NY:2
-Malcolm in the Middle:0'8
-Desperate Housewives:?
-Ally McBeal:3
-Grey´s Anatomy:?
-Lost:2'3
-L:?
-Murder One:?
-24:?
-Alias:?
-Daria:5´6
-Sabrina:1'2
-Angel:?
-As If:?
-Celebrity Deathmatch:4´7
-Cold Case:?
-Crossing Jordan:?
-Dark Angel:?
-E.R.:1'1
-Charmed:0'2
-Gilmore Girls:?
-Oz:?
-Scrubs:?
-Smalville:2
-Stargate:0'2
-The O.C.:?
-Jack Ass:2'3

10:58 AM  
Blogger stickitminister said...

Dennis:

I check in today after an extended abscence and it's a new contest, #6. So my number, after checking what's available is: 79.

I hope I hit the lit jackpot this time. My guesses thus far have seemed a contest behind.

Sean P.

11:08 AM  
Blogger BrooklynSerpico said...

Looks like Christopher Michael Stamm got his wish!

"Yes, more sick hetero porn please!"

I wish you people won't push your "lifestyles" on us! hehe.

But seriously, I need to think about why the mama stuff freaks me out but a naked bald 300 lbs 60yo Russian man laying on top of the very same 18 (maybe) year old 115 lbs Russian boy turns me on. The boy remains constant and alone is even more appealing.

11:14 AM  
Blogger David Ehrenstein said...

Actually I'm not at all sure what Joe Dallessandro's up to. The last time I saw him was at my Warhol retro at the pacific Design Center -- whcih was quite few years ago. In the 70's he was living in Europe and doing quite a considerable bit of work: La Marge, Tapage Nocturne and Rivette's Merry Go Round.
He may be back there because the last time I saw him on TV was a last year in a series made in europe.

11:17 AM  
Blogger joe mills said...

Tosh, I wish I was as positive-minded as you re:Mel Gibson, but I agree with all these comments (from Rigsby/David E/Jax):

“mel gibson gives me the fear.. he's just a lunatic with power

Here he is, a big star for over two decades and one of the most successful filmmakers of all time yet he's one of the most nasty moiserable sons of bitches to ever draw breath.

How could someone who looked so amazing in 'Mad Max' turn out to be such a total nut-job?!”

Anyone who hasn't should click on David E's link to Mel's 'Jews started all the wars in history' alcoholic outburst.
(Does that include the Catholic/Protestant war the UK's had for decades? The Inquisition? The Christian Moral Majority war on everybody that doesn’t think like they do? etc)

Round about Mad Max 1 and 'Tim' he was the handsomest man in the world, a great fun drinker who didn’t take stardom seriously - and look what he's become. Makes me fearful for his replacement in my affections - Colin Farell! Will Col be a sobered up Born Again Bishop in ten years ?

You can feel the Israeli/Iran thing creeping in here. My own thoughts are just rampant impatience (to say the least) with all sides whenever I turn on the news: Israeli over the top opportunism (bombing peacekeeping targets now? – it’s like ‘Oh America’s let us off the leash we can do anything we want.’) /Hesbula unthought out stupidity and placing bombs/targets among their own people.

Just saw this doc' about an Iranian 16 year old girl who was hanged for 'crimes against morality' - basically sex outside marriage. It looks like she was raped by prison guards and who knows who else and the whole hanging was to shut her up. Also two teenage boys were hanged - for homosexuality.

I'm depressing myself. Something funny - a screwball doc' about The Curse of Superman. As the ultra intelligent and articulate and lovely Margot Kidder said: "You could take any bunch of people involved in something and monitor their lives over decades and some of them will have tragedy in their lives." (In 20 years some of the DC blog people will have had tragedy occur in their lives - I will then make a doc about The Curse of Cooper...)

Anyway the cursed included: George Reeves (TV Supes who shot himself - or did he...?)/Margot Kidder (went nuts for a while)/ Brando (Son killed daughter's boyfriend, daughter committed suicide - oh and he got fat - a tragedy in Hollywood)/Richard Pryor (died of MS)/Christopher Reeve - we all know about that.). One I didn't know was that the boy who played baby Kal-El in Superman 1 died from sniffing substances at the age of 14.

Margot K also comes into Julia Phillips' brilliant 'You'll never eat Lunch in this Town Again' (or is it the sequel?).

Some great Superman clips in the doc - reminded me how cute and loveable Jack Larson looked then (as Jimmy Olsen). So nice that he escaped the curse to live on happily and get a part (with Margot K) in Superman Returns. Seeing the clips from Superman 1 just reminded me what a wonderful couple Reeves and Kidder were - the humour etc and how insipid by comparison the latest two are.
And there's no pivotal scene in ‘Returns’ like the helicopter one.
Still I'll be going to see those 20 minutes in IMAX 3D when it gets here.
I know you're into IMAX 3D,DC so coming up in 3D (according to Empire magazine) is Journey to the Centre of the Earth, 2 next Cameron's and 3D re-releases of Star wars/Lord of the Rings/T2.

DC – if the competition was a ploy to out The Lurkers – it worked. Lots of new names – unfortunately not much info on their (often empty) blogs…

11:25 AM  
Blogger atheist said...

the website's www.webstats4u.com (where i've just discovered that the no. 6 most popular website in antarctica is 'growing mint plants'. you learn something new every day ...)

11:35 AM  
Blogger David Ehrenstein said...

Jack's STILL cute and loveable.

11:59 AM  
Blogger michael_karo said...

ok...let's try 33

12:18 PM  
Blogger michael_karo said...

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12:37 PM  
Blogger michael_karo said...

mmmmm, ear pulling is HOT! my boner is back, thanks dennis!

there's this big 7 day arts festival in san jose next month...survival research labs is doing their first large scale bay area show in 10 yrs there...i ordered tickets yesterday, woohoo! i MUST remember to buy earplugs.

any srl fans out there?

hope you got some good reading material for the flight, DC.

a mile-high hug to ya...

MK

12:39 PM  
Blogger antonio said...

man, did anyone else know that the lyrics to that M.A.S.H. song were something like suicide is painless or something!!
why does that make M.A.S.H. like the most depressing thing EVEER..
i still hate it though.. .. DOES ANYONE ELSE HERE HATE FUCKING MASH!?

dennis these incest pictures are so weird! i used to really have a thing about incest.. but not with my own brother, because he's the opposite of everything im attracted too.. but like made-up-fantasy brothers and fathers.. so maybe i wasnt actually into incest.. this is confusing me.. MAYBE I WAS ATTRACTED BY COMPLICATED FANTASY ROLEPLAYING IMPLYING INCESTUOUS OR TABOO SEX... i once read this porn novel about these mormon brothers who were incestuous and EVIL and like fucked their father and all sorts of crazy shit!!
those moms are SO saggy titted!! im really glad im not a lady because i would have to get breast enchancements or lifts when i was like 65! right!? SURGERY TIME!! tummy tucks and asslifts and breast implants and chin reductions.. eye lifts and botox.. silicone sculpting and muscle messaging.. ohmygod..anyways.. those moms are so groDEYDDYEYYoss..

ideas for future contests:

DENNIS COOPER'S HHAIR: contestants choose whatever umm.. ROBERT POLLARD SONG DENNIS IS THINKING OF..

DENNIS COOPERS USED BAND AIDS: contestants draw a picture of dennis and whomever comes closest to his likeness (physical or otherwise) WINS!!

DeNnIs CHICKENCOOPERS favourite SWEATER!!!: contestants write a short story in THE STYLE OF DENNIS COOPER, and whomever nails it WINS!!

DENNIS's BLANKET: DENNIS COOPER LOOKALIKE CONTEST!

DENNIS PORN GIVEAWAY!! (prizes dictated by dennis): post a picture of the MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY you can find!! and the most beautiful one's owner WINS!!

DENNIS MYSTERY PRIZE CONTEST!: dennis sets the THEME: contestants write the poem! WHOMEVER's is the best WINS!!

12:54 PM  
Blogger michael_karo said...

oooh antonio! the opening bars of that song just make me cringe for some reason. and it was like reruns of M*A*S*H were on all the time! here's the lyrics:


"Suicide Is Painless"

Through early morning fog I see
Visions of the things to be
The pains that are withheld for me
I realize and I can see...

That suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or leave it if I please

The game of life is hard to play
I'm gonna lose it anyway
The losing card I'll someday lay
So this is all I have to say

Suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or leave it if I please

The sword of time will pierce our skins
It doesn't hurt when it begins
But as it works its way on in
The pain grows stronger...watch it grin, but...

Suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or leave it if I please

A brave man once requested me
To answer questions that are key
Is it to be or not to be
And I replied 'oh why ask me?'

And suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or leave it if I please

...and you can do the same thing if you please


whatevvvvvveeer!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Nikolas said...

I like your style Antonio, some dadaist Cooper contests:

DENNIS COOPER'S DENNIS COOPER: Whoever guesses which of the following is Dennis Cooper, wins, Dennis Cooper!

a)Dennis Cooper

If you're stumped I can proffer a clue...

1:10 PM  
Blogger michael_karo said...

but i must balance the M*A*S*H song with some dorothy parker...i LUUUURVE this:

Razors pain you
Rivers are damp
Acids stain you
And drugs cause cramp
Guns aren't lawful
Nooses give
Gas smells awful
You might as well live.

1:17 PM  
Blogger antonio said...

michael karo! EXACTLY what i mean!! WHY IS MASH ON INFINITELY!? it seems to be ON EVERY CHANNEL! at ALL TIMES!!! i remember being really little.. and getting really pissed off by the MASH themesong because i knew it was going to be a halfhour of me NOT UNDERSTANDING adult relationships.. but not only adult relationships.. WAR and other boring bullshit.. ohmygod..
it was similar to MARgaret CHO being pissed off whenever SOUL TRAIN came on because that was the end of saturday morning cartoons..
except i was usually watching SMALL WONDER with VICKI the ROBOT or HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS.. and being SO pissed that neither of their episodes lasted the rest of my lifetime.. and INFINITE CONTINUOUS EPISODE of harry and the hendersons is basically my idea of.. HEAVEN! (on a popsicle stick)

wow.. that song is SO depressing.. because i always thought it was sort of a happy song.. like.. old memories-type of lyrics.. but then my friend was like noway dude.. that song is about SUICIDE! and i was like... wowk.. depresssing..

haha NIKOLAS! yes!

DENNIS COOPER'S AURA: contestants attempt telekinesis, and whomever affects dennis's surroundings first WINS!

DUDES!!!
i have this chance to go to.. BURNING MAN!.. my friends want to take me, and have tickets and everything.. now.. MY problemo:
i always sort of considered burning man to be like.. weekend shamans or something or maybe alot of middle aged old ladies into UFOS.. or something like that.. although daniel pinchbeck (whom i LOVETH) is a strict burning man-loveaffair dude.. im still weary of old new age dudes telling me to laugh.. and also white dudes with dredlocks.. that really pisses me off... and these friends who want to take me strike me as not really understanding my vague obsessions with subculture or something.. like.. what would genesis p orridge do!? ..

BUT.
i also have an affinity for looneybins into conspiracies and new age shits.. and it would be like a TOTAL dream come true if i met some really hot dudes into like.. THE FAMILY JAMS or umm.. Paul Laffoley artwork.. wow.... paul laffoley is so fucking insane..

has anybody ever went?.. and is it as lame as im assuming or am i really missing something here?
I NEED EXPERIENCES AND COMMENTARY!!
maybe ill skip it right now and wait til next year so that i can prepare some sort of performance or sculpture or something.. that way if IT DOES SUCK.. ill atleast have made it a productive event, right?

2:10 PM  
Blogger tony said...

26?

2:14 PM  
Blogger 5stringaphasia said...

Dennis,

Thin Lizzy is before my time, so to speak. Mine is a 'Misfits bloodline or however that goes. Just a thought, but I would posit, "The Who", as one of the um... strangest things I've known.
Marx or Beckett hanging high, and the clock ticks and chimes. Just watched the Youtube, "Ah Pook". "These are a few of my favorite things..."
Hahaha the straight-porn has to go. "She's only 17." Ok Reality as cut-ups, fair enough. Hm. Safe travels, welcome back to Gaul, much love
P.S. MLT fucks my mind brother!

2:33 PM  
Blogger rigby101 said...

dennis - for some reason i thought you did creation for a while.. i'm planning on sending some stuff to serpent.. any tips? i'd love to hear your voice reading say frisk or period both would make great cut-ins and you'd be suprised how many people ask about the authors.. (i think i should take commission for cubeiro sales this year.. hehe..) anyway if you get a chance that would be a dream.

antonio - SLR are fantstic.. mark pauline is a music/aktion hero of mine.. i'm crap at making stuff physically so he amazes me.. you lucky pup.. enjoy

joe - it seems the israelis have calmed down for a bit.. i just hope i don't have to see more of this
pleased that rice was rejected and the UN is taking th 7 step plan seriously

3:40 PM  
Blogger David Ehrenstein said...

I love Altman's film but the TV series never interested me.

Johnny Mandel is a great composer and songwriter. The lyrics for "Suicide is Painless" are by Altman's son and I think Johnny Mercer.

My friend Pinky Winters (a truly great singer) gave an All-Johnny Mandel concert at the Gardenia Room here in L.A. a few weeks back. Johnny (who's in his 80's) was there.

Pinky didn't sing "Suicide is Painless" however. She stuck to classics like "The Shadow of Your Smile" and "You Are There."

Johnny also wrote the score for Point Blank and The Americanization of Emily, among ohter films.

3:41 PM  
Blogger David Ehrenstein said...

My friend Steven bradford is a "Burner." he goes every year and loves it.

3:43 PM  
Blogger David Ehrenstein said...

My favorite picture in the whole wide world is from Burning Man.

Go "Google" it, Antonio. There are websites that will tell you everything you need to know.

3:45 PM  
Blogger David Ehrenstein said...

Steven Bradford loves to go there and seduce straight boys.

3:46 PM  
Blogger c said...

my fantasy not incest no that too close people in charge of your life and then sex and then result over death too much responsibility
or power depends corruption of the father over children or mother over children or children over parents

my fantasy jail why? sometimes i feel like my dick is a bomb strapped to my body i walk around like a person but i think maybe at any moment bomb go off blow up hospitals and churches and schools killing civilians by the thousands with my dick bomb i want man who hates me who i fear i fear who'll force me to use my dick bomb not my fault if it blows up the world


wish sometimes i could turn into a rat or mouse and have sex and have little rat mouse children like rat or mouse dad no worries about dick bomb killing little children rats just happy eating cheese death by poison or old age or cat good deaths like indians say

hi Yuri soon with Dennis

ok
c.

3:56 PM  
Blogger David Ehrenstein said...

"Through early morning fog I see
visions of the things to be
the pains that are withheld for me
I realize and I can see...
that suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.
I try to find a way to make
all our little joys relate
without that ever-present hate
but now I know that it's too late, and suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.
The game of life is hard to play
I'm gonna lose it anyway
The losing card I'll someday lay
so this is all I have to say.
suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.
The only way to win is cheat
And lay it down before I'm beat
and to another give my seat
for that's the only painless feat.
Cause suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.
The sword of time will pierce our skins
It doesn't hurt when it begins
But as it works its way on in
The pain grows stronger...watch it grin, but...suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.
A brave man once requested me
to answer questions that are key
is it to be or not to be
and I replied 'oh why ask me?'
'Cause suicide is painless
it brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.
...and you can do the same thing if you please."

4:29 PM  
Blogger David Ehrenstein said...

Cole porter on the other hand observed

"I'm always a flop at a top-notch affair,
but I've still got my health,
so what do I care?
My best ring, alas, is a glass solitaire,
but I still got my health,
so what do I care?

By fashion and foppery, I'm never discussed.
Attending the opry, my box would be a bust.
I never shall have that Park Avenue aire,
but I'm in such health, what do I care?

The hip that I shake doesn't make people stare,
but I got such health, what do I care?
The sight of my props never stops a thoroughfare,
but I still got my health, so what do I care?

I knew I was slipping at Minsky’s one dawn,
When I started stripping they hollered “Put it on!”
For once Billy Rose let me pose in the bare
But I got my vitamins:
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H - I’ve
still got my health"

4:38 PM  
Blogger Callum said...

I've had a thing about the erotics of incest for a long time now. So I've also talked to a good number of people about it the fantasy seems a lot more common that I first thought, although interestingly, almost everyone I've ever asked about this says, yeah I have a dad/son: big bro/lil bro: mom/son: bro/sis... etc fantasy but I don't want to do it with my REAL dad, brother, mom, etc... There's also a surprising amount of literature out there on the theme with varying amounts of explicit sex in it. There's a kind of genealogy of Cocteau's 'Les Enfants Terribles' which forms a genre on its own. And for the queers among us there's always, 'The Carnivorous Lamb' by Augustin Gomes Arcos, which is a simply beautiful book about love between two brothers during the Spanish war - and it also fits the Cocteau genealogy of books in ways I won't go into now. I'd really like to hear from anyone who has other titles on the theme which can at least pretend to be literature...

5:08 PM  
Blogger David Ehrenstein said...

"Pages From Cold Point" by Paul Bowles -- which is about a guy who seduces his own father.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Callum said...

oh, and while I'm here, had a couple of ideas for blog days... What about an 'objects of desire' day. Ask us to send in a picture or some representation of any one material thing we own or would like to own which counts as an 'object of desire' for whatever reason. I'm not expressing this very well... doesn't have to be a valuable thing, tho it could be, doesn't have to be an emotional thing, just a thing which means something important.

Competitions? I'm guessing you were after something which didn't require judging. So how about, Dennis thinks of a word in a particular category - boy's names, girls' names, mammals, whatever, and whoever guess closest alphabetically wins - just like the numbers but more choices...

5:14 PM  
Blogger rigby101 said...

i'd always imagined that i'd fuck my dad.. (once i found he was gay.. and the cottages he'd go to.. a suprise attack or a venetian mask).. never happened he died before i had the chance

burning man always looked too hippy for me.. ashamedly i love concrete

5:15 PM  
Blogger michael_karo said...

i've done the dad/son thing...with chat and webcam...and i have a thing about twin brothers...there's a bit of that stuff out there.

no te diviertes con papi?

5:15 PM  
Blogger Christopher Michael Stamm said...

Yes. Hetero porn. I like the gay stuff too, though.

Antonio--Have you read Pinchbeck's new book? I dug it for about 150 pages or so, after which I felt like I was stuck in an elevator with a talking bottle of patchouli oil. And it turns out his quest for shamanic truth is really all about getting laid. Serious bummer, because I saw him speak a while ago and was pretty impressed. Another in a long line of well heeled white dudes tripping the light fantastic in a rainforest and using esoteric philosophy to justify selfishness and sexist bullshit. But, um, anyway Antonio, what did you think of the book?

CMS

5:50 PM  
Blogger Laney said...

hi hi
well for the next contest you can always extend the range to 200 or maybe 1000 to really make it difficult.
Twin porn is the best type of incest to watch. Siblings are ok as well but who knows if they're really siblings so knowing that destroys the magic of it. Parent and child is kind of repulsive in my opinion. only because i still live with my parents, being that i'm a teenager, and i don't like to ever think about that possibility.
I've tried to get into hetero porn but i don't know, it kind of digusts me. its weird being that i'm hetero sort of. its still gay porn for me, and lesbian porn on occasions when i get bored.
i hope the visa interview goes well for you and Yury.

until next time,

laney

7:15 PM  
Blogger vomitingghosts said...

David Ehrenstein, you have pictures of everybody! I’m making a formal challenge as of this minute: Do you have pictures of Iggy Pop? What about a picture of Neil Armstrong? A picture of Iggy Pop and Neil Armstrong together? (If you do, I’m so pulling a "MASH" theme song right this instance, so bear that in mind if in fact you have that photo. Could you live with yourself if you made it public and had to bear the weight of my death? I doubt you could because you seem like an above-average many when it comes to decency. So better not to produce the photo if you do have it. Just to be safe, right?) Do you have a picture of Ali Baba about to enter the cavern of wonders? Maybe Tori Amos? (If you had a picture of Julia Louis Dreyfus riding that gigantic dick at Burning Man, I’d probably float directly to heaven on gossamer wings of joy. Either her or Catherine Keener.) Yeah, I have a strange type of woman I’m attracted to. There is probably actually a good chance of you have a photo of Tori Amos riding a gigantic cock. I mean, I have a picture of her riding a gigantic blue and purple snail in a lush green forest. (I’m so bummed about your snail passing on, Killer Luka, but it’s pretty obvious he’s already on his way to living forever, his dynasty immortalized in his progeny. Whoa. I’m writing like one of those shamans you’re going to meet up with at Burning Man, Antonio—you should totally go even though I have no idea what Burning Man is other than it was a uh, speaking of dick references, a Third Eye Blind, song? But old ladies into UFOs is not an opportunity you want to pass up, believe me. I’ve had my experiences).

Those are some great ideas for future contests, too. Especially the telekinesis one. You knew I was going to say that, didn’t you? Okay that was a really bad an ineffective joke. There are endless possibilities for contests here. McSweeney’s always does really out there contests. For example, when they published their book for young adults "Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren’t as Scary, Maybe, Depending on How You Feel About Lost Lands, Stray Cellphones, Creatures from the Sky, Parents Who Disappear in Peru, Lars Farf, and One Other Story We Couldn’t Quite Finish, So Maybe You Could Help Us Out," they offered as a prize to the kid who wrote the best ending to a story begun by Lemony Snicket, that included a complete set of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" signed by Lemony Snicket himself; eleven pounds of chocolate; a Venus flytrap; six hundred tiny glass bottles; and a large sack of dirt from Winnipeg; as well as to be published in a future book from McSweeney’s and on their website. So the possibilities for contests are infinite if you run out of books or whatever, Dennis. Some food for thought if you don’t want to start giving away your hair or uh your aura? Though I’m sure there are plenty of people here who’d love some blood or...

I’ve been kind of getting back into an obsession I’ve had since I was real young. I’m reading "The Thousand and One Nights" again—or at least some of my favorites from it. Is anyone else of the opinion that "The Arabian Nights" is one of the best books ever conceived? I mean, there’s so much there and it’s just so unremorsefully sexual and violent, and unabashed in its presentation of pleasure beyond anything I’ve ever read. Everything is a joy in "The Arabian Nights" and it’s so sensory, too. If there was one world created by a book I’d want to live the rest of my life out within, it would be "The Arabian Nights" with its genies, flying carpets, labyrinthine palaces, sultans, murderers, voluptuous women, giants in the clouds, hot perfume baths, and never-ending flow of wine. I mean, everything is inspired by stories from "The Arabian Nights." And one of my favorite films for purely sensual and imaginative reasons is Pasolini’s adaptation and further perversion of a number of the tales. If anyone hasn’t seen Pasolini’s film then you owe it to your senses. It’s one of those movies that I saw at the right time in my life. It’s pretty obscure or was and I had to order it from Ebay (the first time I used Ebay and I was so excited and I was in a bidding war but finally I won and then when I got it in the mail...well. I ordered the other two films in the trilogy ("The Decameron" and "The Canterbury Tales," which are lovely but not even in the same category as "The Arabian Nights" (David Ehrenstein can back me up on this, I’m sure. I mean, the end of "The Canterbury Tales" when they all end up in Hell is one of the most beautiful, uncanny images I’ve ever seen. (I’m using way too many parentheses tonight. Who do I think I am? Raymond Roussel?))). But there are scenes in that film that are just burned into my imagination. It’s a glorious movie despite how you feel about "Salo" or whatever, which is...I don’t want to get into that discussion again…but it’s interesting if not a kind of huge disappointment in many ways following "The Arabian Nights," although it feels like a totally logical one (does anyone think if Pasolini wasn’t murdered and was alive today he’d make one of Dennis’s books into a movie? Would it be a total disaster? I think it probably would...)

But anyway. I rented some movies last night to try and get my mind off whatever funk I’m in (yeah, I’m also in a funk for various reasons, Joseph Cornell research making my space not exactly worse but kind of complementing it in the way some heavy melancholy does. But then melancholy is always sort of a fruitful thing when it comes to whatever. The Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa once wrote, "What good is intelligence if you cannot discover a useful melancholy?" And I think he’s probably at least a little right). So among others (the original "The Haunting," which I haven’t seen in years, and "Three Extremes," which is a trilogy of short Asian horror movies by three great directors Fruit Chan, Park Chan-wook, and the inimitable Takashi Miike (his film "Box" is the best of the three, although Fruit Chan’s "Dumplings" is totally disturbing and really hard to forget) I rented the Hallmark production of "The Arabian Nights" that aired on NBC (?) a while ago. I remember when it was on TV I was captivated and had to force my parents to let me stay up past my bedtime and then I’d go to school totally tired and strung out on magic and shit. So I’m going to watch all three hours of that tomorrow probably and die happy.

What else? So Joseph Cornell day is in the works, Dennis. I’ll send it your way sometime next week. Thanks for giving me an excuse to get sort of lost in all this beautiful shit again. Although I’m also in a funk, I’m pretty immersed in miraculous things right now. Also, I give my vote like Christopher Michael Stamm for more sick and sad hetero-porn. Although I too like the gay stuff. But the incest stuff… I mean, the incest in "My Loose Thread" is such a complicated complication to the rest of the story and completely integral and I still haven’t figured it all out. Man, people are so fucked up and beautiful yeah? So David Ehrenstein, let’s see those pictures of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Iggy Pop riding Neil Armstrong’s psychedelic blue and purple snail to the moon where they all have a massive orgy with a leather-clad Julia Louis Dreyfus, Catherine Keener, and Tori Amos, with a little slimy extraterrestrial flesh thrown in there not only for good measure but a desperately need dose of reality in an otherwise pretty implausible situation...

7:17 PM  
Blogger 5stringaphasia said...

17, 11-teen, hetero, ew yuck ;)

8:24 PM  
Blogger paradigm said...

hey for anyone interested in the climate in israel there's a really good docu called: Jericho's echo

you can view excerpts at:
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/dispatches/israel/#

8:34 PM  
Blogger antonio said...

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8:53 PM  
Blogger antonio said...

C STAMM- GASPS yes! i literally read the entire thing in the past THREE DAYS!!!!
i had no idea what is was about!! and i wasnt really expecting anything out of the ordinary..
BUT!!!!! it was very strange because i recently had become engaged in coversation with
another person whom feels like "things" will be happening in 2012!
it sort of scared me! which i feel was the impetus for me finishing the book. i mean i dunno! i thought the book was great! i really couldnt put it down.. atfirst i didnt know what to think because of weird coincidences i was experiencing and also because pinchbeck sounded a bit more maniacal than usual.. but then i think i just gave in! its really a must read, one of the best books ive read this year anyways..
i think that pinchbeck is a REAL looney too, and cant really help himself.. so i forgive him for any vices he has.. although i dont forgive him
for gaining so much weight in the past three years! unless he was skinner when you saw him..
too many coincidental things making me feel vaguely insane!! i mean, only a year and like 4 years ago i was such a fucking cynical skeptic of everything, but i just dont even know anything anymore!? what the fuck is wrong with me!?

GHOSTS- i know he does, doesnt he!?
bman--ive been researching periodically allday.. i dunno.. im such a skeptic.. i feel so ILL PREPARED!!
ohmygod.. maybe ill just say fuck it and go!! although i dont want to be a "burner".. i want to be like.. and independent business or something
like.. a blurry mysterious entity.. i just dont want to go and feel like im at a STAR TREK convention or something.. .. bman keywords like
THUNDERDOME and BLACK ROCK CITY really scare me into thinking that im entering a MAD MAX costume party with alot of acid
although that wouldnt be so bad, id feel bad for maybe cheapening something i believe should be a lifestyle instead of a rave party.. anyone get me?

9:43 PM  
Blogger Tosh said...

When I wrote about Mel Gibson yesterday I didn't know the details of his arrest. Well, yes he's mad. Yet, I like him. Don't know why? He seems to be a character who suffers a lot. Why? I really don't understand him. Yet, I like him.

Object of our desire day sounds great for a blog special. I said this before but I really like the people and talent on this blog. Good people. A toast to all of you.

10:02 PM  
Blogger David Ehrenstein said...

Sorry, no pics of Iggy Pop.

But here's Catherine Keener!

10:03 PM  
Blogger David Ehrenstein said...

I think we should have a Pasolini day.

And a Raymond Roussel Day too.

I like Mel Gibson up on the screen, tosh. Off screen? Not so much.

He's great in the Mad Max films and in The Year of Living Dangerously.

But he's one dangerous, self-destructive motherfucker to be around.

And when it comes to self-destruction, I prefer Downey.

10:09 PM  
Blogger charlie q said...

Wow, no joke this blog has picked up in popularilty since your last contests. I had to go through a few numbers only to see that they were already taken, and as of yet, it looks like 64 is not taken, and so I will take that. When I was a kid, on the Fairfax County cable system, 64 was the number of Nickelodean, which, at that point in time, I watched a lot of, those Nick cartoons plus Nick at Night - Dobby Gillis, Bewitched, etc - all those shows with theme songs I still know all the words to. Um, hi!

10:18 PM  
Blogger rigby101 said...

paradigm - interesting link.. i knew the most beautiful boy from israel.. he was an e head and we went to all the squat parties at the time.. i feel annoyed and sickend about what 'my' nation has done but i don't and will never take credit for it
political hero the zapatista marco.. i love the fact that he calls hinself sub!?

oh and if you could please please check 123 here
http://rigby101.blogspot.com/
in order obviously.. i'm ready for killer remarks.. but spamk me nice

10:35 PM  
Blogger vomitingghosts said...

I was about to go to bed but then... David Ehrenstein strikes again! I love that picture of Catherine Keener. She'll be belly-dancing through my dreams tonight. Or something...

11:00 PM  
Blogger antonio said...

DAVID IM ADDICTED TO YOUR GALLERIES!!!!!! i seriously just spent like 2 hours rummaging through them haha!
the intro to ehrenstein land seriously just woke up my dog tho.. with your crazed joplin piano music

that photo of you and like 9 year old Drew Barrymore is the GREATEST PHOTO EVER CREATED!!! hahahahahaah yess!!

11:36 PM  
Blogger antonio said...

P.s. OHMYGOD DAVID EHRENSTEINEEIDNI!!! I KNEW I HAD SEEN YOU ON AN E! HOLLYWOOD TRUE STORY!!!!!! i believe it was the anthony perkins one!!
i KNEW IT!!! it was almost subliminal though because i wasnt actually watching.. i think i was cooking and walkingback and forth from the kitchen to the living room and i caught glimpses of it out of the corner of my eye.. haha! yessssss!!

also.. i had something else i was going to ask you.. but i forgot..

11:40 PM  
Blogger hedi said...

Finally read "strange landscape" (published by Grove in the '70s) by Tony Duvert which was like amazingly masterful and the language was so incredibly beautiful (a mix of Sade, Bataille, Genet, Burroughs and I want to say Queneau... but my memories of him are vague at best) and "Les Choses" by Perec read again since high-school which was like devastatingly prophetic, and then I ended reading Madame Bovary which i bought in a used bookstore and watching 3/4 of Bunuel's Diarry of a Chambermaid in the train back to LA from Tijuana and I have a sense of dread, impending doom and a very strong desire to get fucked-up--right now--and I have the means, because I am like a mice, prepared, and I am not sure how to deal with all these emotions... And it's too late to pick a number, because I cant go back through all these e-mails but i'll try my lucky ones from the horoscope--"Virgo and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are 9, 30, 25, 38 and 15."
I am also sorry I have been so flaky about Klossowski and David Wojnarowicz... And Mel Gibson is a freak and there is a frame of him inserted in the trailer of Apocalypto that is really scary. Check it out

11:43 PM  
Blogger Jax said...

Dennis, hope you got back to Paris and Yuri safely - what's the French news media saying about the situation in Lebanon, their old colony etc etc?

I am far from an authority on Middle East politics (but then again, neither are most of the decision-makers in the US who are letting it all happen!) but here's what I know.

Ever since Israel withdrew from Southern Lebanon in 2000, Hezbolla have kept a presence there, ostensibly in case Israel try to come back: take as read that, regardless of any posturing, deep down every country with a border onto Israel is terrified of that country, since Israel has nuclear weapons / US backing.

Hezbolla have a politcisl arm and seats in the Lebanese Parliament (think the IRA / Sein Fein in Northern Ireland, as a parallel here) and basically want an Islamist state. Most Lebanese do NOT want this, but again, the Lebanese army's hands are sort of tied re defence of their country from Israel cos no-one in Lebanon wants a return to civil war. So Hezbolla are / were semi contained: they semi run Southern Lebanon, and most Lebanese sympatise with what they're doing in purely nationalist terms ie protecting the southern border.

Of course, we have to factor in the Palestinian thing, cos the fact Israel constantly marches into Gaza ostensibly to arrest 'terrorists' is a huge affront to every Arab in that area: most are ordinary Palestinian civilians with no 'terrotist' links.

So...what the media is saying is that Hezbolla (they've NEVER done this befroe!) captured two Israeli soliders and intend to hold them until Lebanese civilian prisonors are releaeed from jail in Israel.

BUT...just before Hezbolla did this, there was a mainly -unreported incident in Gaza, where the Israel army arrested a Palestinian doctor and his brother. I only found out about this via Noam Chomsky, who mentioend it on 'Democracy Now' ( website / radio station) and identified it as the actual soark for the whole thing.

I have hunted high and low everywhere - even on Al Jazeera - and can find nothing ANYWHERE about this. But why would Chomsky lie?

SO...of course, cos soldiers' lives are mroe important than civilians, Irael seized on the chance to to charge in and get them back, which quickly mutated into the great catch-all 'War Against Terrorism' cos, of course, Hezbolla will fight any Israeli foot that steps onto Lebanese land after the last time.

Hence we have what we have now: Lebanon in tatters, the entire free world terrified to criticise anyone's 'War of Terrorism' (cos hey, we smashed Iraq to a pulp in the name of THAT one!)

Hezbolla are and always will be small scale with little power: Lebanon knew this, Lebanon had 'em 'under control'.NOW we are all complictily giving Hezbolla - not to mention normally peacable, non-extremeist Lebanese, both Chistiam and Muslim - something to REALLY shout about. And you bet your lfie the cameras were there when the UN Building was stormed in Beruit.

There is a need for 'us' to see Arabs as the enemy, and when they are in reality just LIKR us ie want peace and safe homes etc, it is in the interest of certain factions in America and Europe to turn 'em into an enemy.

Oh, and just for the record? Syria backing Hezbolla? Hezbolla are sympathetic to Hamas: Hammas were democratically elected by the Palestinians. Hamas are also linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, whom the present President of Syria's father smashed to a pulp in Hama, in Syria (destroying most of that city in the process) in the 1980s.

Syria was fighting 'terrorism' long before the West was - Islamists fill Syria's prisons to this day - in the cause of regional stability.

So why isn't Syria our ally in this so-called 'War on Terrorism'?

Cos Syria is socialist (humour me here, I know it's a dicatorship, but it is also a benign one)Like Iraq was socialist (under a not-quite so benign dictator, albeit)

Not so long ago, Tony Blair was having meetings with Bashir (presednt of Syria) in London - they were friends, for heaven's sake! We lost this - we threw this away cos Bush's advisors hate socialism more than they fear Islamists.

Okay..hope that wans't too long or too ranty or too partisan:)

Anyone cares to read more on all this, www.aljazeera.com has loads of info - yes, they are biased, but so is OUR media, and somewhere in between we can maybe make up our own minds about whose agenda is more damaging, longterm.

Me, I;m gonna buy the Palestinian's olive oil and try to do my small bit to get their economy going again:)

1:04 AM  
Blogger adjoun said...

HEDI, i'm so jealous you reading duvert (en anglais?)!

1:54 AM  
Blogger MG. said...

Contest entry: Is it 21?

5:46 AM  
Blogger David Ehrenstein said...

There are going to be more additions to galleries shortly, Antonio.

I gave "E" SO much more material than they used on those "True Hollywood Story" shows. On Tony Perkins, for instance, I talked about how he used to ride his bike to and fro in front of the church in Chelsea where the gay Activists Alliance used to have meetings before we bought the Firehouse. But at least they had me reading from Isherwood's Diaries.

6:41 AM  
Blogger robert-nyc said...

dennis, I don't recall why I didn't take part in the home interiors portrait day. I think I was just being lazy about sending in photos. Well, my boyfriend and I just moved into our new apartment in Astoria, Queens, so our kitsch collection or random collected junk is just all over the place or still in boxes. Once this new home is in order, I'll request that boyfriend take digital photos that I can send for some type of "collections" portrait day. Most of this stuff is my boyfriend's actually, but I do like my personal items within our collection: my favorite being a snow globe that has a pink flamingo statue inside with green glitter instead of snow. The base is different pond plant life, and when you wind up the crank on the bottom, it plays some song that I'm forgetting the name of right now, something with Summertime in the title. Crap.

Absolutely loved reading about Dorothy Dean. Thank you for that David Ehrenstein. Is your friend's memoir published, or going to be published? I'm interested in reading more.

Well, I'm off. Safe travels Dennis.

Hope everyone had a less stressful weekend than I had and that Monday is not too sucky.

robert

7:43 AM  
Blogger joe mills said...

David E Patton and Jax - thanks for the comments on my blog. Don't know how long they've been there 'cos it never occurs to me to look up my own blog!

I wish others would put more details on theirs..

Thanks for the Middle East history thing Jax. Makes a wee bit more sense.With the sort of teenage macho mentality on both sides you just despair of any resolution other than the aliens landing and putting all the little gangs at opposite ends of the classroom...

7:47 AM  
Blogger David Ehrenstein said...

You get get the memoir, "Early Plastic," at ebay

8:32 AM  
Blogger Jax said...

Cautivos:-

-Friends : can one have a minus scale?:) If so, minus-100 for cultural contribution, 6.5 for sharp sharp dialogue.
-The Simpsons:has to be 9 - near perfect everything
-South Park: 8..for sheer cheek:)
-Six Under Feet:6 - it got worse as it went on, sadly:(
-CSI:same deal..who cares about their perosnal lives?? Bring on more of the dead bodies
-Lizzie McGuire: we donlt get this...
-Futurama: or this
-House:oh, got to be 9 - sharp as fuck
-Buffy: 9./with a place oin my heart always
-X-Files:got sillier as it went on
-Queer as Folk: I;m cringing
-The Sopranos:again, a 9
-Family Guy:I need to watch this
-Sex of NY:7.5 - sharp script
-Malcolm in the Middle: 3..not as clever as it thinks it is
-Desperate Housewives:first series, 8. second? Terrible
-Ally McBeal:zilch..silly
-Grey´s Anatomy:sillyt gilrs being doctors:)
-Lost:hey, I can see the join!
-L: donlt get this here
-Murder One:or this,,,,
-24:what;s all the fuss about??
-Alias: donlt get this either..
-Daria:or this,,,
-Sabrina:or this,,,
-Angel:coulndlt replace Buffy, depsite Cordy
-As If: donlt get this
-Celebrity Deathmatch: where can I get this???
-Cold Case:9 - lovely pignancy
-Crossing Jordan: silly
-Dark Angel:donlt get this
-E.R.: no mroe medics, please
-Charmed: silly
-Gilmore Girls: silly
-Oz: fucking ace, bring it back - a 9.6:)
-Scrubs: silly
-Smalville: my bf loves this
-Stargate:not a patch on the film
-The O.C. not what it could have been
-Jack Ass: more ass, less jack please:)

9:08 AM  
Blogger MuseoPropaganda said...

here goes for the contest entry, and since my age is taken, i take your lover's age: 22

good luck (to me)..

gabriela

9:08 AM  
Blogger rigby101 said...

jax - thanks for the democracy now link.. very informative. and good call on the olive oil.
house is the only thing i miss since my tv blew-up

joe mills - read and much enjoyed your latest.. everyone here should read it.

9:55 AM  
Blogger CAUTIVOS said...

I'm sorry, I know you apreciatte Buffy or Jack ass , but i don't understand why Buffy is wearing expensive clothes and after she is working in a burger. And Jack Ass I think they has wasted too the concept of his Tv Swow

10:32 AM  
Blogger antonio said...

man, i TRIED to get into buffy.. BUT I DUNNO WHY I CANT!? it seems to me that buffy was like, tailormade for me.. but i seriously cant even sit through one episode..and CHARMED too.. i dunno why.. maybe buffy isnt doomy enough for me or something.. i mean.. its pretty gothy and gloomy.. but not DOOMY.. maybe its Sarah Michelle Gellar, she just isnt doomy to me.. so blonde.. i think there needs to be a couple more DOOMY shows on.. like shows in which there really is NO HOPE.. and everyone DIES in the end.. maybe the office is DOOMY the british version.. but really it's not.. because there are no synths involved.. and no empty warehouses.. and as much as i'd like to think that an office environment is that nihilistic, i know that it really isn't.. and its really just like anything else.. which might be even sadder..

hmm.. but yeah.. x files too.. never got into it... i really like THE BEETLJUICE cartoon though! and umm alot of reality-documentary-paranormal shows.. is this a rating game or something DO THAT!

-Friends :0
-The Simpsons:10
-South Park:8
-Six Under Feet:0
-CSI: dunno, never watched it
-Lizzie McGuire:0
-Futurama:6
-House:never seen it
-Buffy:6
-X-Files: 6
-Queer as Folk: 0
-The Sopranos: 5
-Family Guy: 6
-Sex of NY: is this sex & the city? 8
-Malcolm in the Middle: 0
-Desperate Housewives:0
-Ally McBeal:0
-Grey´s Anatomy: never seen it
-Lost: never seen it
-L: never seen it
-Murder One:?
-24:?
-Alias: ?
-Daria: 10
-Sabrina: 10 (ahh childhood)
-Angel: never seen it?
-As If: ?
-Celebrity Deathmatch: 6
-Cold Case:never seen it
-Crossing Jordan: dunno
-Dark Angel: ?
-E.R.: 4
-Charmed: 2 (the smiths!)
-Gilmore Girls: ?
-Oz: ?
-Scrubs: 0
-Smalville: 0
-Stargate: 0
-The O.C.: 0
-Jack Ass: 7

11:31 AM  
Blogger don w said...

hey dennis,

my number: 31

greetings from the writer's shack. just checked this and i don't want to miss out.

yours,
don

12:38 PM  
Blogger joe mills said...

Thanks Rigby - I liked your World Cup entry too, don't know if I said at the time - 1100 entries so I don't think we should care we weren't broadcast...world cup - seems so long ago now - can't believe I got caught up in it...

Simpsons 10
South Park 9
6 Feet went through a great phase then faded badly - too much 30 something relationship crap.
Lost and Desperate Housewives - brilliant first series but momentum totally gone now as they drag it all out for 8 series and syndication.
Family Guy's ok - but don't even mention it in the same sentence as The Simpsons!
However - I find the dog sexy! That voice, that nose, that attitude. Out perv that DC!

Any British viewers should watch Big Brother's Big Mouth - even if you don't watch Big Brother. Russell Brand is the funniest most edgy comedian in decades! Ex addict - of just about everything - Heroin, Crack,alcohol, ex-bulimic/self-harmer. And all that energy is now
focused on razor sharp and hyper speeedy monologues and interaction with audience. Try it once at least, you'll love it.

2:16 PM  
Blogger katsim said...

jax - thank you for that post on israel/lebanon and so on. I ended up getting so anxious about it last week.. I probably read far too much and just had this deep fear of living. Sometimes I can understand why some people think the end is near. At times I am scared to live in this world... perhaps my brother's plan b is worth a thought - moving to a cave in India.

weighing in on the tv ratings. Love Six Feet Under,it had some dodgy moments though.
Buffy - always close to my heart. Angel - good but not Buffy.
ER - an early crush on nurse hatherway (sp?) and then on Abby. CSI - Sara Sidle.
The Sopranos - this is one people have told me to watch but I've never made it through an entire episode.

Can I add in My So Called Life? at the time it was great, I don't want to revisit it though for fear of finding out that it was terrible. I think everyone I knew had a crush on Jordan Catalano AND whatshername (Claire Danes)yc

Dennis - of course you will know how everything goes! I'll (hopefully) have five months of time to spend however I see fit. Today has been good, I'm not supposed to say why just yet but in a couple of weeks I will. I've gone back to painting. Only done one thing so far that I'm near to happy with, but it's great to be creating again.

2:37 PM  
Blogger David Ehrenstein said...

My So-Called Life was the hanidwork of Richard Kramer

What a great series! Too good to last.

Wilson Cruz was really great on it. (Imagine, getting an actual gay actor to play a gay person!)

However Devon Gummersall was my favorite, cause he broke my heart in 36 places. (I you saw the finale you know what I mean.)

Try House, Antonio. You just light like it.

Just off the phone with Ronald Neame. He's 95 years old and younger than the lot of you!

2:52 PM  
Blogger mike said...

hey antonio, a friend and i were dumpster diving and found a TON of books on UFOs and biblical conspiracies. we realized that an old lady who lived next to my friend's apartment had died and all the books were hers! the great thing is the UFO stuff was like in between issues of Gun magazines!

3:22 PM  
Blogger hello said...

I will guess 30 or 88 for the contest, if one of them's not taken, thanks.

3:23 PM  
Blogger adjoun said...

jax,

want VERY IMPORTANT thing in hte MIDDLE-EAST conflict you totally overlooked is gladly been taken up by the DAILY MAIL, namely the fact that BBC reporters don't wear TIES anymore when reporting from Beirut on television! they wear their shirts open-necked showing body hair sometimes!


http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/organgrinder/2006/07/tieless_in_gaza.html#more

3:25 PM  
Blogger 5stringaphasia said...

Californian accents are so very sexy Mr. Cooper. Where can we hear your voice? TV is a most wicked surveillance apparatus. I long-ago took the advice of a Californian friend. "Kill your television."!
"President Bush collects rent for the Hidden Ones and looks cuter and cuter." "Gay cream on Buffy-girl butts." "'Jock Philosophy Dildo' for 200, Alex." I say become a university professor and the entertainment industry be damned! LOL anyway. "Oh, Prof. Habermas." To summon purest beauty..."I'm scared//." "Death and The Rationalizations!!!"

3:46 PM  
Blogger rigby101 said...

i've been reading horror in the form of the middle east conflict all day so
"Gay cream on Buffy-girl butts"
cracked me up
cheers fella... hahahahaha

4:07 PM  
Blogger 5stringaphasia said...

Hey Rigby101,

Cheers to you, health, um er life, and Dennis! =)

6:03 PM  
Blogger antonio said...

David- MY SO CALLED LIFE WAS good!! dayum.. claire danes!!.. edwyn collins! hott..


i'll check out house..

MIKE- OHMYGOD good find!!! she was probably a crazy christian survivalist lady with conspiracy undertones!! they have these gunshows down here and like.. theyre SOOO scary!!! a weird mixture of. umm.. saddam hussein/osama binladen/& ufo posters with gunshots in their heads..
i never had the luck of finding that stuff while dumpster diving.. but ONCE i was walking down the street and there was this dude throwing out boxes and boxes of what looked like books.. and apparently an old dude had died with no family.. and his landlord wanted to get rid of all of his stuff.. so i asked if i could take a gander.. and SURE ENOUGH it was boxes of CRaaazAzyzy!! shiznit!!! like.. old mexican masks and things!! and umm a hammock that smelled bad and also TONS AND TONS of 50s and 60s Kodachrome slides .. but WEIRDLY dispersed throughout the slides were also slides of these OUTRAGEOUS looking 80s models with like CRAZY glittery hair and Aladdin Sane makeup... i made a quick little lightshow out of all of it.. and now the remainders of his life lie sadly in my bedroom closet.. one mans death is another mans treasure

6:30 PM  
Blogger rigby101 said...

don't you feel that's how all your precious things will be found
dead alone man with boxes and boxes of extreme stuff.. nice random way to turn someone on

oh and is gay niggers famous?

6:42 PM  
Blogger rigby101 said...

i forgot to mention that's how i expect my book collection to be dispersed

6:45 PM  
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7:40 PM  
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9:03 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Everyone here should check out lutherblissett.net

Dennis, have you heard of the Luther Blissett project? I think Stewart Home is involved.

9:28 PM  
Blogger michael_karo said...

oooh fun! it's turning into linksapalooza in here tonight!

here's some stuff about SRL, the thing i'm gonna go see on the 11th.

THIS is a short clip from the 80's, around the time mark pauline blew off most of his right hand!

THIS is pretty recent i think, that walking machine is pretty damn cool!

9:50 PM  
Blogger rigby101 said...

i played 3 sided football with some luther blissetts on there visit to england.. to my shame i still haven't read Q
stewart came to the first triple A space launch (balloons with messages) we ended up singing jungle tracks on helium

9:58 PM  
Blogger postitbreakup said...

oh dennis, you're so weird! these pics seem gross and silly to me, like boogers. i guess different porn makes strokes for different folks.

i think you'd like the horse picture on my blog.

10:14 PM  
Blogger David C said...

Agh - miss the blog for a few days and there's both a competition and a new self-portrait day to consider -
so can I select 49 as my number?
can I? otherwise 59 or 81?

5:39 AM  

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