September 27th 2016
Thousands of copies of the The Book of the Un are on a truck rumbling towards us from Canada. This book could easily change the world. It could also hold a door open in a moderate wind. You could do with a copy. You could go here, and buy one: http://chickenjohn.com/the-book-of-the-un/ You want to know what it's all about? This video will tell you exactly what the book is about. Kinda. https://youtu.be/_jk9O7uwD4s Or you could Descend Into Madness with us on Saturday... http://www.sfiop.org/posts/events/decent-i ...Continue Reading
September 20th 2016
So I ummm, wrote a sequel to the the Book of the Is. It's called, predictably, The Book of the Un. You may have supported the Kickstarter for it a few months ago. I appreciate it. I'm having sort of a pre-book release party on Oct 1st at the 111 Minna Gallery in SF. http://www.sfiop.org/posts/events/decent-into-madness/ There is a chapter in the book on the Fallen Cosmos, so we are re-imaging that show for this book release party. As a parade. Yes. A parade. You can hear all about this event and other events w ...Continue Reading
May 24th 2016
http://sfist.com/2016/05/23/rec_parks_pilot_program_allows_you.php Well 25 people have sent this to me. I'll respond but I'll be brief: First of all, Park and Rec is the ENEMY. Whatever they do, they are doing it against YOU. or US. They want to take P&R off the public fare and privatize the entire thing. Phil Ginsburg is a sleezeball scumbag lying whore. That being said, when I railed about the privatization of our parks last time (puke-in ect...) what I found was that an alarming number of people (like 95%) either ...Continue Reading
May 4th 2016
Farewell to Iceland It’s really been a long time since I sat on a barstool and sipped a beer. So long, in fact, that it was a visceral memory trigger. I’ve never spent a lot of time on barstools. Too buzy. Had to drive. No money. The beer instantly transported me to a different time, when I had a different body, zero experience, one arm and a bad haircut. Halfway through the beer I became exhausted. I haven’t really slept normally since “the Adderall incident”. I’ve been doing the "up f ...Continue Reading
May 3rd 2016
Being this far up-globe the air is thinner. The water is a deeper, darker blue. Being this close to the moon has some interesting quirks. Everyone here is left handed. Their human disguises barley hide their Fey forms. Spritely slender fingers pruned by hot tubs push crackers of mashed fish past impossibly white teeth. Their long, wispy hair barely covers their pointy ears. Some trick of light. If you look at them in your peripheral, the fairy magic is easier to defeat. You’ll see a tail here, a wing there. ...Continue Reading
May 1st 2016
For some strange reason, every time I tried to post THIS VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmc2-x9fscE It would link to Joshua Markers Facebook page. Werid. The video is a short introduction to the Book of the Is. It's quite good. There are less than 100 of them left now... A few people have asked me how the Book of the Is did, sales-wise. So since we are now in full blown (and 50% funded!) Kickstarter mode for the Book of the Un, here is a quic ...Continue Reading
April 30th 2016
Amsterdam. What a wonderful place. If I had to design a city, I’d do canals with little boats. I love little boats. Of course, if I did it I would use “boats”. It’s so civilized. Walking over the little bridges spun on Adderall, such a great feeling to be lost in the world… And such an American… I snapped a few photos, sure. I like old things. Like this, for example: The big bell in there totally wouldn’t fit through the doorway. So they put the bell on the ground and built the tower around i ...Continue Reading
April 29th 2016
Things have been moving so fast it’s hard to find time to sit down and catch up. So sorry about that. Was able to use Eileen’s frequent flier miles to book a flight to Amsterdam to go see the Bosch exhibit. But F my A 22 hours of travel and 3 plane switches is too much for my 48 year old ass. Brutal. Rushing to finish touches on the café Eileen just opened on Haight and Central, late nights, long lists… hustle hustle… I leave for the airport 4:00 am on Tuesday, Café opens at 6:00. M ...Continue Reading
April 4th 2016
Do you know anybody in Iceland? I need somebody to hook me up. It's fascinating, really. It's been almost 5 years since the Book of the Is came out, and now as I write the Book of the Un, I find myself in need of speaking (in person, on May 2nd and 3rd) to someone from the Icelandic Parliament. And I'm finding it tricky. I mean, I got Dave Eggers to write my forward for the first book you think I could interview someone with a parliament seat in friggin' Iceland for chrissakes... I'm wr ...Continue Reading
February 26th 2016
In this time of talking about who will be the president of our nation, let us reflect on past leaders and their advice to us. If you are thinking about voting, you may want to consider that in voting for this candidate or that one, you are voting for or against war. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y06NSBBRtY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pWAGgLSCSQ&list=PLFC724F5C54F41566 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oACur8v1188&list=PLFC724F5C54F41566&index=2 Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961 I M ...Continue Reading
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