CHAOS: Where brilliant dreams are born...Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be Chaos... I Ching
Sunday, December 28, 2003
This just in:::> Check out the bunnies in this new gallery. And, by the way,
(y)exercisably OR (z)existentially
Saturday, December 27, 2003
I'll be a Monkey's Uncle/Auntie!! If you survived the Iranian Earthquakes,
STAY TUNED for the Chinese New Year celebrations. On January 22nd the Year of the MONKEY begins. By the way, have we mastered the weather yet? Is the CIA good at earthquakes? Bunker bombs might work. Sad, sad, sad.
Thursday, December 25, 2003
Severe Weather Alert for Albuquerque, NM
SNOW AND WIND TO ROUND OUT THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND... THE CHANCE FOR ACCUMULATING SNOWS TO MAINLY THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO.THE BEST SNOW CHANCES BEGINNING AS EARLY AS LATER TONIGHT. THE BEST CHANCES FOR ACCUMULATING SNOWS FIGURE TO BE FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT.
Not a white xmas but maybe a White Kwanzaa How oxymoronic.
Didja hear the sad news about Pharos, the Queen of England's corgi ? The news is bad and sad::>
According to The Sun Dotty, Princess Anne's bull terrier attacked Pharos, injuring the corgi's legs as Dotty ran to greet Anne on her arrival at Sandringham in east England. Pharos was treated by royal vets and kept in intensive care overnight but eventually had to be put down.
Wednesday, December 24, 2003
Tuesday, December 23, 2003
This just in::>The first-ever U.S. case of mad cow disease is suspected in a single cow in Washington state, but the American food supply is safe, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said Tuesday...
Another great American tradition soon to go up in Madness and Insanity. Thank the cow gods I just made a hamburglars for supper. Certainly another rise in BEEF prices soon; and beef ain't cheap these days anyways, Pardner.
Very Mad Cow Pictures! AHHHH...!
Oh look, candles...
Tonight's the night for addressing our Holiday Greeting cards...'bout time Dude!
TakeBackTheMediadotcom ran a campaign to have web surfers Google over and over the words George Bush and miserable failure enough times so that anyone typing in miserable failure into the Google search engine went directly to W's White House biography page. Go ahead type miserable failure into our Google search above and see what happens. Hopefully the CIA has been able to correct this...those bastard web surfers , tricking a search engine is against the rules isn't it?
Monday, December 22, 2003
Happy dark of the moon and winter solstice too...
If you need to hear Elvis doing up Christmas and watch snow blow cooly across your computer screen you might like this site snowyElvis; the maker of the site has some other cool stuff at blueyzedotcom.
Earthquakes today in California killed two and marred Ah-nold's first fairly good Governator reports. So many good things in the Golden State and so many disastrous ones.
Tuesday, December 16, 2003
freshchaos links of the moment::>Neil Young is coming to town...Santa too.
a Neil Young 'blog'.
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Monday, December 15, 2003
This just in:"It's good to know that all of the world'sproblems have been solved with the capture of Saddam. I haven't seen Fox News this giddy since the Clinton Impeachment mess. Will this fix the budget problems, too?"
Eight killed; Eighty injured in Kirkuk shooting off celebratory gunfire...but the sad old bearded man is wrenched out of his riverside cave without a shot. Saddam Hussein has been reduced to a sad super bearded Santa, delivering what could be the death knell to the '04 Democrats. That and Wall Street soaring over ten thousand last week today still flying high. Oh yeah, Mister Dean got endorsed by Mister Gore.
The Bush:Love Him; Hate Him swing is swinging.
Hey, W., now that the man who outdid your father is caught, can we truly support the troops by bringing them home? Huh. Can we? Can we?
Friday, December 12, 2003
You would think that forty seven strings of white lights strung up in elm trees and around the house would satisfy. Nah...must have more. MORE...more lights. GET BACK, Jack...get back to Wal*Fart stat. Mo-lights ; n.o.w.
The people, they bees into their
Thursday, December 11, 2003
According to POLLSTAR, NEIL YOUNG and CRAZY HORSE will be in Albuquerque at the acoustically RODEO-cum-CIRCUS TINGLEY COLISEUM on February 28th, 2004. You heard it first, right cheer at Freshchaos.com.
This week's full moon on Monday is still weighing me down a bit.
We have a new batch-o-bunnies in BunnytownUSA. Here is a father and son(?) at the water hole.
This just in: a special 'on tour' report from an esteemed member of the Chaos General Staff
I caught a ride on a monkeys' back,
I'm going to Diz Knee Land
Often times, when people talk about Arizona and New Mexico they will speak as if they are one and the same. (Desert, Hot, No water) Well, I am here to tell you that they are quite different, in so many ways. Our 3 days
in the Arizona dimension bears this out...
When crossing over the Great American Desert towards Arizona, you will see many roadside attractions (The THING??, Stuckeys, Indian Casinos). Little did we know that in Arizona there is a very rare species of bison known as the Cave Buffalo. We saw the sign just inside the border, and we were just a little more than curious, but we had to travel onward. Once we got past all the traffic and smog in Phoenix, we
settled down in Tempe, nary less than a mile from where Dada was set to perform. After driving around a while, we found a wonderful, old Italian restaurant called Monti's which dated back to the 1870's. It's
the kind of place which has more than meets the eye. As there are no windows, you truly step back into time (the 1950's, early 60's). This very much respresented what would happen for the rest of the trip.
While dining, we noticed that Elvis was sitting at the next table. I couldn't be positive that it was him, but it was close. No peanut butter & banana sandwiches on the menu, but wonderful Italian and steaks. Then, it was on to the Marquee Theatre and Dada!
The Marquee Theater is another time void, harkening back to the 60's. Perhaps Dada knew dat, as 60's music was being played before their set. Before their arrival, we were treated to a set by the Worlds' Worse Punk Band, who went as far as doing a version of a Bryan Adams song called "Heaven." We were amazed and our funny bones worked overtime during their performance. When they finished, we were exhausted, and Dada had yet to perform. Meanwhile, the music changed dramatically, as it started to creep back to the 60's. The Byrds, surf music, Paul Revere, Petula Clark, wait a minute, is that Petula Clark? Yes, several songs
by Pet Clark, and more surprises were coming.
Then, a familiar-sounding instrumental began playing. Hmmmmm, who is that? Then, my DJ memory kicked in, yep, it's Lawrence Welk doing "Oh, Calcutta." By that time, our minds were on a trip unlike any other.
We're observing old and new hippies, a couple of grandmas, Gen X'ers, Ed Cassidy look-alikes, and even some Goth rockers. For such a small group(perhaps around 100) I'd never seen such diversity. We were just
delighted by that point, and Dada had yet to appear.
When Dada began to play, you are struck by the fact there are just 3 guys on stage, yet they are making music that sounds like it is more than 3 people up there. They are also one of the great Lost Bands, bands who, for various reasons, never have been able to hit the Big Time. That they resurfaced at all constitutes a small miracle. During this tour, they had been scheduled to play in ABQ, but that stop fell through(as did some others). This concert was the last one of the tour, and they made it count for themselves, and the audience. With the
ending notes still in our heads, we walked out in bliss, amazed at what the day had brought us. Yet, there was more ttme travel in store for the travelers from N.M.
The next day, we travelled on to the town of Benson, with the idea of camping, and hoping to see the amazing Kartchner Caverns. We had seen the first room when it was opened about 3 years ago, but the Big Room
wasn't ready for public viewing. We had made no reservations, so it didn't look like we'd get to see it this time.
After setting up camp near the cave, we travelled into Benson, a sleepy little town which caters to cavers and snowbirds. Several restaurants which cater to many tastes, including some very good
Tex-Mex. Traveling south from Benson, we headed to Tombstone, where time truly does stand still. At night, it really does appear to be a ghost town, with many people walking around in period costumes, ready to
reenact their earlier days. It also does not come across as a tourist attraction at night, as much as it does in daylight. Nested in the dark Arizona night, Tombstone sits apart in its' own reality.
Early the next morning, my partner MJ got the impulse to check and see if there were any cancellations for the Big Room..Sure enough, there were two for the late morning tour! How that happened, I don't know, but we were grateful for our good luck. Before the tour started, we found out that the Room had its' grand opening just last month, so we were especially amazed at our luck.
To go into the cave, one had to go through 6 air-lock doors. This is done in order to keep it moist in the cave, and to keep it alive. Once inside, prepare to be amazed at what you discover. Water dripping down, creating new formations that will grow for thousands of years to come. Drapery-thin formations hanging down from the top of the cave. Complete darkness as one cannot imagine, yet very peaceful and calming. An experience that leaves you wide-eyed, and with a big smile. It is a true miracle of Nature, and a holy place of the Earth. Everyone who can
go will be thrilled and amazed at what they discover in that cave. Make it happen, you'll be glad you did.
We spent the rest of the day on the road, finding our way back to the Duke City late that night. For us, it had seemed to go way beyond just 3 days away. It seemed we had been away much longer. That's the mark of a truly special trip.
Our thanks to Captain Markus for this fine retort!!
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Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Al Gore now supports Howard Dean leaving Joe Lieberman to stew in his own okra and tomatoes. But does Big Al's endorsement of Smiley Howard matter all that much? Can we really have a President named Al or Howard? Only time will tell.
Quite a few of our readers have been following the developing adventures of Big Daddy Earl's Escape to New York City...He sends a brief news spot today not about New England's first big snowstorm but rather about moving to Long Island. Catch the latest at BDE Escapes .
Monday, December 08, 2003
Tonight's the night for Monday Night Chaos under a full moon...
Hello we're calling from 94 Rock.
Yes, I know all about 94 Rock.
Sir, I have to follow the script.
Well then, remove my freakin' name from all of your calling lists.
Ahh...the perils of answering your phone on a full moon Monday night of chaos.
Today being the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, let us then contemplate our navels for a moment and consider what is to be and what has already been as we near the end of this tumultuous 2003, Year of the Water Goat. And then take a momento to see what lies ahead in the coming Year of the MONKEY.
Sunday, December 07, 2003
Our closest High Desert NFL team is the Denver Broncos. For years I haven't cared for them as much as many in Albuquerque, mostly because their ultimate angry-guy-coach at the sidelines has put me off. Also I was not a big John Elway fan. But this year I have had fun watching their progress. Today's win over the (11-1) Kansas City Chiefs was an impressive game for the Horsies, to say the least. Go Broncs!
If you missed tonight's HBO presentation of Angels in America, catch it/record it before Part II shows next Sunday evening. Three straight hours of the unstraightened Reagan years. I was working in New Mexico's busiest trauma center during the time line that is portrayed in 'Part I'. It was amazing to me how many suicide attempts there were then. Granted the ones we saw were failures ; having your stomache pumped isn't fun. 1985 was a time of big pre-millennium changes ; a trying time for many. You have to wonder if the suicide rate in this millennium (even saying 'millennium' now has become overly trite) is greater or if we have learned to live with AIDS, 'short wars' , and with each other a bit better.
Not so if you believe these lines from the recent dvd release of X-2: X-Men United ::>
"It is an historical fact: sharing the world has never been humanity's defining attribute."
'Today' in 1985 had to be better for some than December 7th, 1941. I was busy with a 'past life' that day. Seen too many Angels tonight.
Saturday, December 06, 2003