Friday, January 13, 2017

Zozobra 2017: A Trump Effigy?

After the Santa Fe City Council failed to pass an anti-Trump resolution the word spread that Kiwanis, the sponsors of Zozobra was considering making the famous world's largest marionette of 'Old Man Gloom' whose burning starts the annual Santa Fe Fiesta might be made in the likeness of Donald Trump.

Every September crowds of over 40,000 people watch and cheer when Zozobra which is stuffed with old bills,  divorce papers, burnable bad memories and fireworks is publicly ignited. Over the years since the late artist Will Shuster started the tradition of Old Man Gloom has been made to look like or represent a different villainous characters, real or imagined.

WWII Zozobra mocking Japan's Emperor

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Mass Psychology of Fascism: Trump Family Sexual Repression

I know that someplace I have the little revolutionary pamphlet from the 60s titled The Mass Psychology of Fascism with writings by Wilhelm Reich and the subtitle being something like "The More I Fuck, the More I Want to Make Revolution."

Reich's original book about Fascism asked why people would choose an authoritarian government even though it was obviously against their self-interest?  The answer he suggests is early sexual repression in  the family by the parents. For his suggestion Reich got his books burned during the 30s both in Germany by the Nazis and in Russia by the Bolsheviks and in 1956 a court in the United States ordered the book burned ... I should be so lucky.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

"I'm A Russian Zombie"

I woke up today and my machine told me, "It's 2017 and I'm a Russian Zombie"

The udder joy I use to feel in the early days of my relationship with my computer are gone. Lost for ever. No more excitement watching the hit count go up on my stat counter for my blogs or the fun I had backtracking where those hits came from. Life and blogging for me now is like a ride in a human-less Uber owned vehicle taking me where they want you to go.

Before Facebook I never ever doubted that the word, language and the First Amendment would save us. But for sure 'Information Technology' is killing us and our religious belief in politics are damning our spirits and minds to a kind of hell.

Ebay disallowed the images of the 60's posters I was selling because they were offensive ... really?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tom Udall the Next Governor of New Mexico ... NOT.

I am hardly ever wrong but this post from a week ago was dead wrong ... sorry.

There is no question that U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will be the next Governor of the State of New Mexico. Although no official announcement has been made by the long time Santa Fean, it will be by the first of of the year.

Last weekend our local good guy politician stopped by the Santa Fe
Artist Market at the Railyard for a picture with some local artists who sell there.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Wilt Chamberlain's Restaurant, Boca Raton

As a Hippie staying at Boca Lago in Boca Raton, Florida in the late 70s/early 80s, my only escape was to go down the street to play video games at the arcade attached to Wilt Chamberlain's Restaurant & Bar.  There were games of chance or skill including shooting free throws on a basketball court in the middle of the space. As a reward for ‘winning’  you would get little coupons or tickets that you could trade in for everything from little pieces of plastic junk with Wilt's name to great clothing and hats.

 I could never save up enough of those little yellow tickets for anything good. In fact when people redeemed large amounts of ticket the worker behind the counter would have to weigh them rather then count by hand to determine how many there were. Watching the young man weigh the tickets; figure the amount; print a voucher and then toss the redeemed tickets in the garbage, I wondered ... 'What did they do with the garbage?'

 The next morning I went to back alley of the mall on Glades Road where Wilt's place was and dumpster drove. Right freaking on top of the garbage bin was a plastic bag filled with little yellow tickets and intact vouchers to redeem hundreds of credits.

 That night I returned to Wilt’s operation with and armful of tickets bundled with rubber bands and got me a nice black cotton hoodie and a couple of baseball hats that I would give to my Dad when I saw him.
 The kid behind the counter gave me a voucher for the remaining now thousands of credits and as he proceeded to plop my bundle of coupons right into the the same garbage that I got them from ...  I said to myself “Don’t tell me I have to come back here again tomorrow.”

 The pattern of dumpster diving and redemption went on for a few days. Between Wilt’s and my retrieving and selling lost golf balls to the duffers at Boca Lago Country Club I was, as it were, sitting pretty.

 But as I approached my fifth day and the small amount of little yellow coupons had grown to boxes of tickets that filled my Mother-in-law's little condo that backed up to the 14th fairway, I was having moral crises.  I could now trade my garbage booty in for hundreds and hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from not only at Wilt's place but from the other stores in the mall that he had made a deal with.

(To be continued.)

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Clint Eastwood on the "pussy generation."

"Just fucking get over it. "

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Santa Fe Parking: Government's Rip-Off

I don't have to tell anyone in Santa Fe, New Mexico that when comes to parking, the City and its elite Mayor Gonzales, are totally fucked.  I know this and I'm sick of trying to tell people the history and inequity and abuse heaped on the downtown by the stupid jerks at City Hall.