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Chicken: Cool idea for VD from Sean Hayes

January 29th 2019

Hey there, our very own Sean Hayes has a neat trick for Valentines Day this year: for $100, he will record you a song! Straight up. Just send an email to: And give some info and if that isn't the coolest VD thing ever then cool is just a construct born of vanity and fear. But that's another story. Also read this article, it will blow your mind: ...Continue Reading

Chicken: This Saturday you can change history (maybe, a little)

January 11th 2019

Lets get progressives running the Democratic Party (or at least a few of them)... Dear Friends and fellow Democrats, This upcoming Saturday, progressive Democrats have an opportunity to help transform the Democratic Party and fight for important policies like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, Rent Control, and deeply affordable housing for all Californians. Please join me this Saturday, January 12th, from 10:00am-1:00pm at the Women's Building (3543 18th Street) and help vote for the Reform ...Continue Reading

Sxip Shirey's "Goodnight Little Machines"

December 20th 2018

Sxip Shirey is at it again. His brilliant producing and composing is bringing forth a new album entitled Goodnight Little Machines. Only this time, his new project also includes visual art, animation and film by artists such as Shaun Tan, Coco Karol, Funquest and many more - all inspired by Shirey's music itself. But this can't be done without the help of you. The Indiegogo for the new album closes TODAY and we think it's absolutely worthy of supporting. So go take a look, poke around his web ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Vote for Gavin Newscum

November 5th 2018

Why you should vote for Gavin Newsom for Governor of California 2018 You should vote for Captain Hair Product for Governor because I have footage of him running away from a singing telegram I sent him. If he wins the Governorship, he’ll run for president. And he could win. Then, I would have footage of the President of the United States of America running away from a singing telegram. And that’s the world I want to live in. Thank you for listening chickenjohn ...Continue Reading

Chicken: No voter guide this year, instead read this

September 10th 2018

So usually I do a voter guide. Talk about all the candidates and tell you what I know. I'm not going to do that this year. Instead, I'm going to tell you what I am doing right now to make the world better (in politics, anyway) Give this woman money RIGHT NOW: If Donald Trump makes you want to go look at how much houses cost in New Zeland, give her money. She will make a bunch of Trump drama help to further incite the civil war that is coming to this country. Give th ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Why Jane Kim is the smartest guy in the room

May 4th 2018

Why Jane Kim is the smartest guy in the room: PR is hard. Lots of people get it wrong. When you get PR right, it’s because you’re smart and effective. Wanna know how smart Jane is? READ THIS: OK, so the reporter is writing a hatchet job. This isn’t journalism, this is corruption. Wonder how much Ron Conway paid Rachel Swan to drag Jane through the muck? I’ll bet it was cheap. The story that would come out of questions like this would be junk. S ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Jim Mason to save the world from climate change... no, really!

April 24th 2018

Please consider the following: So some of you know that I made a car run and drive on coffee grinds as fuel. Some of you know that I claim to have made the car run/drive on grinds, but don’t believe me. I don’t blame you, it’s pretty fantastic. But in the same way I didn’t write any of my books, I also didn’t make my car run on bio-mass. Jim did. And it was about good time that guy finished something, but that’s another story… The point here is that he went ALL THE WAY. You should support peo ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Donald Trump in the D&D world...

February 10th 2018

My friend Jeremy Pollock (who’s stupid idea it was to run for mayor then when I did it all but disappeared!) grouped me into a Twitter conversation about Donald Trump in the world of Dungeons and Dragons. I took 10 minutes out of my buzy day to reply on Twitter, but then went home and expanded my thoughts and I’m sharing it here with you. Enjoy!   The conversation begins:   Yesterday at ‪#DND we discussed in length what character Donald Trump would be. Decided:   Neutra ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Voter Guide 2016

November 8th 2016

Chicken John Voter Guide 2016   BEFORE I SIGN OFF FROM THIS ELECTION:   I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that this is the presidential election when people saw how powerful “Show” is. Expect to see more of this in the future. For better and worse. Please please please.. adapt to new ways and don’t try to stand firm in old convictions. In the near and far future, Show is going to be the most important currency. In a post-capitalist society the arts will reign supreme. It is our ch ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Another new video for the Book of the Un

September 29th 2016

So the first books arrived today!!!!! Here is another fun video: 5years ago I wrote The Book of the Is – a how-to manual and philosophical cluster fuck for people who want to live their life as art.  To do that you have to embrace Chaos, understand that there are no consequences, and calibrate to failure as successes more interesting and attractive twin.    Now it’s time for the Book of the ...Continue Reading