Chicken: Archives


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

February 10th 2018 PST

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 [1]‪#DND we discussed in length what character Donald Trump would be. Decided: Neutral Evil Human ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Voter Guide 2016

November 8th 2016 PST

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 charge to see ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Another new video for the Book of the Un

September 29th 2016 PST

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 Un – a how to manual and philosophical to ...Continue Reading

Chicken: New video for the Book of the Un

September 27th 2016 PST

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: You want to know what it's all about? This video will tell you exactly what the book is about. Kinda. Or you could Descend Into Madness with us on Saturday... ...Continue Reading

Chicken: I wrote another book

September 20th 2016 PST

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. 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 ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Dolores Park now charging to reserve spots

May 24th 2016 PST 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 peo ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Farewell to Iceland

May 4th 2016 PST

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 for 5 ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Iceland. Capitol city of the moon...

May 3rd 2016 PST

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 ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Metrics of the Book of the Is

May 1st 2016 PST

For some strange reason, every time I tried to post THIS VIDEO: 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 ([1]and 50% funded!) Kickstarter mode for the Book of the Un, here is a quick round-up of what happened 5 years ago ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Amsterdam musings...

April 30th 2016 PST

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 ...Continue Reading
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