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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

My friend Matt thinks that Critical Thinking should be taught in elementary school. Let’s play the game. How would america look today if critical thinking were …

 

Propaganda

Propaganda

For sure I won’t get mad at you for having an opinion, or making a broad declaration, expressing your fear, rage, joy, or ambivalence regarding …

 

I forget things.

I forget things.

I remember what this blog was for now. It was supposed to be here to help me keep track of my life, all the things …

 

I’m Still Alive

I’m Still Alive

It’s the last day of 2015. I’m a few hours away from another plane ride, this time back to Los Angeles. I wish I had something profound …

 

Fish

Fish

I don’t have access to my camera right now so here’s an Instagram fish.  

 

The view from up here.

The view from up here.

At the drake, in our apartment, it smells like roasting pork and lime juice.

 

Miles Davis – Kind of Blue

Miles Davis – Kind of Blue

Vinyl. It’s definitely on my desert island top 5. I listened to this album all day, over and over again. Right now it’s off, it’s quiet. …

 

Guns

Guns

Appetite for destruction, decent quality FLAC In college, I was working a few days a week at a starbucks in a rich neighborhood. It was a …

 

Blind Melon – Soup

Blind Melon – Soup

It’s not on the list, but I came across it today and since it contains my favorite song of all time, I couldn’t resist listening …

 

Patti Smith – Horses

Patti Smith – Horses

2832 kbps flac, vinyl origin. I don’t know if I’ve had a real thought today.  There’s an apocalyptic blizzard in NY right now, I’m kind of …

 

Dinosaur Jr. Where You Been

Dinosaur Jr. Where You Been

Naming a protagonist is tricky. You want a name that stands out, but doesn’t seem contrived or cheesy. You need the name to fit with …

 

Dream Theater – Images and Words

Dream Theater – Images and Words

Fucking prog rock. Vox Player, home theater, 1024 kbps FLAC vinyl rip. It sounds good; I really need a subwoofer – I’m really lacking that bass; and …

 

The List.

The List.

Alright, in no particular order, here are the albums I’ll be listening to for the next 25 days. Dream Theater – Images and Words Patti Smith – …

 

Rolling Stones – Exile on Main St.

Rolling Stones – Exile on Main St.

FLAC, vinyl origin, Vox, headphones.  Still missing that subwoofer effect. My life is very small.   This music feels like it’s from outside somewhere I’ve never been, …

 

I forgot about this bear

I forgot about this bear

This dude loves to party, apparently he makes it to burning man every year; this is him at home, chilling.

 

#Hashtag Ruin Porn

#Hashtag Ruin Porn

Sitting in Austin, TX right now, on the way back from Bandera, TX, cowboy capitol of the world. There’s a pretty significant backlog of photos to …

 

My advice to a stranger on reddit

My advice to a stranger on reddit

Wow, you have no idea how glad I am that I wrote to you. You see, the thing is, after you read this, you will …

 

Rubin

Rubin

Thinking about getting up on stage at an open mic. So far I have about 3.5 minutes of material, really need a solid 6. Some raw premises …

 

Working on 9th Isle.

Working on 9th Isle.

So Matt and I have been hashing out ideas for our epic short story anthology, tentatively entitled “Tales from the Ninth Isle”; alternate historical fiction …

 

Lamenting the loss of $4000.

Lamenting the loss of $4000.

Dear Money, I had you, but you have left me.  I’m not bitter, but now that you’re gone I’m fondly thinking on all the things we …

 

Flawed.

Flawed.

Finally, back in Los Angeles, after 2+ months up in the North West, and I’m ready to leave. This last long drive, I don’t remember which …

 

Just, in general, pissed.

Just, in general, pissed.

Look, humans, it’s not you, exactly.  I’ll take the blame.  Lately everything you have been doing has just made me angry.   Stop making obvious comments, …

 

Phoenix Jones!

Phoenix Jones!

High point of my trip, had the opportunity to meet and chat with Seattle’s Real Life Superheroes Phoenix Jones and Evo. You can follow Phoenix Jones …

 

Halfway through April.

Halfway through April.

It’s a rare beautiful afternoon in Seattle. A phone conversation with the office let me know that I might need to stay here longer than expected.  …

 

San Francisco in the Spring

San Francisco in the Spring

So, I’ve been here for about 10 days, working on some show. I forgot how great this city was, I haven’t been here in years, now …

 

Too many Disclaimers

Too many Disclaimers

You are somebody else’s somebody else. Sometimes you are your own.

 

Comikaze

Comikaze

Met Kevin Smith, Stan Lee, Cassandra Peterson, the Boondock Saints, Hannah Minx, Julie Newmar, Adam West, Burt Ward, Lou Ferrigno, Michael Jackson’s kids, Peter Murphy, …

 

My bad, guys

My bad, guys

It’s spider week in Los Angeles, or at least at my apartment… More spiders to come, this dude hangs out right outside my door.

 

Things to do in wisconsin when you’re dead

Things to do in wisconsin when you’re dead

In the last 25 days, we’ve been to Ann Arbor, Detroit, Paw Paw, Livonia, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Chicago, Evanston, and everything in a 20 mile radius. …

 

May

May

So I’ve been consuming a lot of media lately, movies, tv shows, books, blogs, decks of cards, sneaking into other peoples dreams and watching them, …

 

Don’t you just love music?

Don’t you just love music?

Screwed.   You’re just screwed from the outset. You sit down from each other across the table, nice restaurant, first date, formalities aside, and your first …

 

February 4th

February 4th

This dude is my grandfather.  He’s dead now.  He died on thanksgiving, not this last one, but the one before that.  Everyone in the universe …

 

Bullshit.

Bullshit.

Sick, on vacation in ny.  bullshit.

 

The effect of AIDS on music

The effect of AIDS on music

  Billboard top hits of the 80s Rock With You – Michael Jackson Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper Call Me – Blondie Physical – Olivia Newton John All …

 

Oh, and another thing.

Oh, and another thing.

“He think he’s bad and ain’t got no class! I’m gon’ rock this shotgun up his muthafuckin’ ass!” – Dolemite I wish I could get away with …

 

I like my women as I like my coffee…

I like my women as I like my coffee…

1. Hot and Black 2. Light and Sweet 3. Every morning, as soon as I wake up 4. Strong and bitter 5. Ice cold and unsweetened 6. Stirred 7. Decaffeinated, over …

 

Picture Not Relevant

Picture Not Relevant

On a dirt road, somewhere in the north east, mid autumn, under a canopy of rusty leaves, there’s a man in a dark blue suit. …

 

The Apath Guide to Reality: Excerpt 3

The Apath Guide to Reality: Excerpt 3

“The greatest victory is not to compete” Elias was the pariah of the 10th grade. A terrible student, a chronic iconoclast, and a disinterested malcontent.  Elias …

 

Guide to Reality: Excerpt 2

Guide to Reality: Excerpt 2

“Forgiveness is a sickness that robs us the satisfaction of revenge. ” David Sunfeather, a navajo resident of new Mexico returned home from a three day …

 

The Apaths Guide to Reality: Excerpt

The Apaths Guide to Reality: Excerpt

“Every once in a while Santa keeps a little something for himself.” – December 25th, New York.  Young Leif McCameron, 12, is the first to awake …

 

Cognitive dissonance

Cognitive dissonance

I think if I’m going to write a book about anything, it’s going to be about compromise and discomfort.  I just don’t know if I …

 

“All our words from loose using have lost their edge.”

“All our words from loose using have lost their edge.”

I’m in a gunfight, right now, at midnight, in Los Angeles, on my couch, with my feet up on my coffee table.  It’s not so …

 

Age

Age

http://www.ssa.gov/oact/STATS/table4c6.html  –  This is a little heartwarming gem from Social Security  

 

The Last of Duke’s Horse

The Last of Duke’s Horse

I’m in Los Angeles again. Pick a number and start counting backwards, when you get to 0 I’ll be back on a plane to somewhere …

 

Blam!!!

Blam!!!

It’s animal week on SaveRana – Today’s featured animal is Jorbo the Ibex.  He’s not actually an ibex, he’s what’s known as a Bayou Iguana. …

 

Civic Pride.

Civic Pride.

I’m  not listening to modest mouse right now, but if I were, It’d be “Black Cadillacs”. I was thinking about a trip, going somewhere that I …

 

The Life of James K Polk (abridged) in three acts. An outline.

The Life of James K Polk (abridged) in three acts. An outline.

ACT I: In which our hero discovers who he is not. James K Polk is born the eldest of 10 children, he is born full grown, …

 

This goat lookin’ motherfucker right here.

This goat lookin’ motherfucker right here.

Holy shit, I need a good cup of coffee.  Seriously, what we’ve had down here lately, it’s like someone strained some gasoline through a flowerpot. …

 

This one was supposed to go up a while ago.

This one was supposed to go up a while ago.

Why has no one told me about this place? Seriously NY, not cool. It may be a little gimmicky but fuck, the Juicy Lucy burger is one …

 

Masquerade

Masquerade

There was this time once where I saw a homeless man fellating his dog outside a yogurt shop in Los Angeles.  At least I think …

 

The top 5 deathbed regrets, according to a nurse I just invented.

The top 5 deathbed regrets, according to a nurse I just invented.

Ramona Veilleux has been a home/hospice nurse for 17 years. In all that time, she’s helped nearly 40 people through their final weeks, attentive, comforting, and …

 

Kate’s not really a Jerk.

Kate’s not really a Jerk.

I may be an idiot, having only put this together in my head, but i’ve been a smoker on and off, mostly on, for 12 …

 

The plural of roof is roofs or rooves, but spellcheck hates rooves.

The plural of roof is roofs or rooves, but spellcheck hates rooves.

Spellcheck is a modern deity.  One of the less impressive of computer gods, the Hermes of the digital pantheon, or the prometheus; prodding mankind in …

 

Follow this.

Follow this.

Casting a new show. Working on a spec script for “Castle”. I will most likely be in NY for the summer. This fat little squirrel hangs out …

 

Internet Broadcasting

Internet Broadcasting

Piracy. It used to be something special. A merchant vessel, Donnely’s Vow, heavy with trade goods, bobbing in the vast expanse of the ocean’s night, sails …

 

You’re not getting the most out of your calories.

You’re not getting the most out of your calories.

Quiznos Large Veggie Sub:  While it contains a very respectable 1,100 calories, the calories themselves are far less effective than the In and Out Double …

 

April, thus far.

April, thus far.

It’s not that I haven’t been writing; I just haven’t been doing it here.  Yes, ladies, I have been putting together a far more ridiculous …

 

Survival Kit C: Kawaii Kit.

Survival Kit C: Kawaii Kit.

This survival kit is designed to come in handy if you find yourself accidentally sucked into a post apocalyptic anime, which happens more frequently than …

 

Wednesday is Rape Day!

Wednesday is Rape Day!

It’s good to see the chicago police distancing themselves from their reputation of beating people to a pulp; of course if things don’t work out, …

 

Survival Kit, Entry B: The Fantasy Kit

Survival Kit, Entry B: The Fantasy Kit

This is the must have  kit when you’re ready to spend some serious money on your post-apocalypse survival.  Like our previous kits, it’s composed of …

 

Something Political.

Something Political.

President Barack Obama appointed General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt to chair the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.The stated mission of the Council …

 

Survival Kit, Entry A: The basics

Survival Kit, Entry A: The basics

KIT A: The basics > This survival kit includes some basic gear, that while it may not fit every situation, is a good baseline. 1. Fixed blade …

 

Game: The Survival Kit.

Game: The Survival Kit.

It started off as just a couple things I decided to keep in my trunk; things that, if away from home in the midst of …

 

How it will happen. Part I

How it will happen. Part I

As anyone who reads this blog probably knows, there is no future I look more keenly towards than one filled with zombies.  Zombies have invaded pop …

 

The last 7 days.

The last 7 days.

All the officers have been fasting, meanwhile the troops have been sneaking meals.  

 

Plastic Bottles.

Plastic Bottles.

Okay, so is PET plastic bad for me if my bottles of water are exposed to sunlight? Or should I use SODIS to kill the …

 

Perpetual frustration engine.

Perpetual frustration engine.

He stomps through the fields, frightening the animals, thumping footfalls shaking the valley.  When he leaves, there is little left.  In his passing, there’s just …

 

No Change… Sorry.

No Change… Sorry.

In the last 50 years, revolution in America went from a certainty to an impossibility.  After Robert Kennedy was gunned down, there were still enough …

 

Sunday Grumpy Sunday

Sunday Grumpy Sunday

Todays list of complaints. 1. There was NO produce at the farmer’s market today.  Seriously, three different burrito stands, lots of fucking candles and beads, no …

 

Grown ass man.

Grown ass man.

I have nothing to say today.

 

I’m standing in my pocket and I’m slowly turning grey

I’m standing in my pocket and I’m slowly turning grey

It was one of those in-between nights, the kind of night when your coat is too warm, and when you take it off you shiver. …

 

Eating nuts and drinking scotch.

Eating nuts and drinking scotch.

Ennui, lethargy, and vice; the holy trinity to which I am reluctantly penitent. How fascinating, you must be thinking, how Josh is able to so …

 

Showdown in Los Angeles Mall, 3 injured, 2 dead, 1 back from dead.

Showdown in Los Angeles Mall, 3 injured, 2 dead, 1 back from dead.

The security gates were just opening for the day throughout the Beverly Center mall on what would have otherwise been a typical saturday morning.  Employees …

 

Borderline Personality Recorder.

Borderline Personality Recorder.

I wonder if Charlie Sheen needs a biographer. I couldn’t help but write it in the first person; diving into the muck and sculpting it into …

 

It’s still a desert, even when wet.

It’s still a desert, even when wet.

If you’re going to assume that some higher entity has taken an interest in your life, try to think about what you’re implying while you …

 

Smiling Jack the Anarch

Smiling Jack the Anarch

The influence model of reality states that reality is the sum of the interactions of influence, in order to be real, to exist; and the …

 

Karaoke Unicorn Fireball!

Karaoke Unicorn Fireball!

7 Habits of semi-effective people, a guide to something like empowerment. 1. Believe in yourself: Find no fault in yourself, this is the core principle.  If there …

 

Adverbsly

Adverbsly

Dear Adverbs, First, I should be clear, I am not addressing adverbial phrases, nor you clumps of words that become, through no merit of your own, …

 

Everybody’s working for the weekend.

Everybody’s working for the weekend.

Amazon’s “Reccomended for You” system is fucking idiotic. Whenever you order anything from amazon, it goes into your purchase history, and is used to recommended other products that …

 

President company.

President company.

Monday is president’s day!  I’m so excited. I plan on spending the day researching my favorite presidents and learning all about them.  Then I’m going to …

 

Passive Aggressive Rebellion

Passive Aggressive Rebellion

I love sleep, tangerines, and the redemption of character flaws, in that order.  I hate routine, getting cuts on my fingers, and unintended sequels.  I …

 

We pay top dollar for your cash!

We pay top dollar for your cash!

Fast, Easy, Secure. Get money for your old cash! Get the best rate for your bills, loose change, even cashier’s checks and money orders! Follow These …

 

Giant Tiger runs wild in DTLA! Veterinarian implicated in sex scandal.

Giant Tiger runs wild in DTLA! Veterinarian implicated in sex scandal.

This morning, at 4:42 AM, Enrico Gustavo made a frantic call to 911.  “Help me!  I’m trapped in my car and I’m about to be …

 

Valentine’s Day Zombie Massacre

Valentine’s Day Zombie Massacre

Los Angeles Gun Club.  For a few bucks you can take your pick from a massive selection of guns, buy a box of ammo or …

 

The slices of the lambs.

The slices of the lambs.

Vegan pot-roast for lunch at Doomie’s on Vine. Me, a committed carnivore. Pot roast, of all things to fake with Seitan and Tofu,  a staple of my american …

 

Lupercalia: Fuck that valentine.

Lupercalia: Fuck that valentine.

Lupercalia is an ancient pagan festival, like most of the good ones, about fucking, feasting, and sacrifice.    It was meant to ward off evil, …

 

I think it goes: Time spent wasted is not wasted time.

I think it goes: Time spent wasted is not wasted time.

I’m going to forget a lot of things, that’s inevitable.  I’ll forget them all when I die. My friend Matt argues that there’s no point in …

 

Monday, oh Monday, you make me drink.

Monday, oh Monday, you make me drink.

Clocking in.  When I’m in Los Angeles, I think about New York; When I’m in New York, blah blah blah. Anyway, now is one of those …

 

I missed my own anniversary.

I missed my own anniversary.

I didn’t really think about it, but SaveRana has been up for a year now, and I’ve been kind of keeping up with it… so …

 

Panhandling

Panhandling

A couple things caught my eye today. The reallifesuperheroes.org poster boy “Phoenix Jones” was injured this week while trying to break up a fight. While he doesn’t seem …

 

Escaping Prison.

Escaping Prison.

I don’t have a plan yet, but my eyes are open.  One of the guards, Wildorf, I think, is blind as a bat, his glasses …

 

There were only a couple of injuries.

There were only a couple of injuries.

The only people who should say they’re ‘cautiously optimistic’ are oddsmakers.  If I ever have a doctor tell me he feels that way, I’ll tell …

 

Communism is gone, and all we have left is the threat of zombie apocalypse.

Communism is gone, and all we have left is the threat of zombie apocalypse.

Pac-Man is life. Your avatar, a voracious happy-faced digital entity, has no goal but to consume as much as possible before death corners him, which is …

 

It’s not paranoia if it isn’t paranoia.

It’s not paranoia if it isn’t paranoia.

For some reason my brain confuses the battery indicator of my phone with the gas gauge of my car, if one is low, I panic …

 

And there would be centaurs.

And there would be centaurs.

I’d have thought online shopping would have fixed the country by now.  All the retail stores could close down and be replaced by parks and …

 

December gone.

December gone.

I spent december in limited exile.  Between work and lethargy, I found myself rarely in a state to have experiences worth remembering.  I wonder, often, …

 

There’s liquor inside.

There’s liquor inside.

I imagine what would happen if  I could go back and relive my life knowing everything I know now, but I’m still the same person, …

 

BiCoastal

BiCoastal

I’ve spent 11 weeks in Los Angeles this year. I live in Los Angeles. I have an apartment there, and a car, and I used to have …

 

This is also a picture of houston, even though I’m in LA now.

This is also a picture of houston, even though I’m in LA now.

I’m actually not staying in Los Angeles, I got in 5 days ago, and I’m leaving in 4. Seriously, why do I even keep an apartment …

 

Jack

Jack

John E. London, the source of my good looks. – I’m in Houston, a city with over 11,000 restaurants, casting a show about overweight couples.  I expect …

 
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