Thursday, June 30, 2005
greetings from tricksy the cat, my spirit guide and totem animal. she delivers this rhyme, in the spirit of fighting whack-MC-ism, on behalf of el blizzard (chewing up yr gizzard like some loco lizzard)... "All you clowns who try to step up like Conan the Barbarian/ get sat back down by this hippie vegetarian" peace, you suckas suckas suckas
"Is it exquisite?" someone asks.
Though I can't see the faces beyond the spotlight.
"Like fingers, fresh from picking fruit, smearing their touch
over a body, longed for all afternoon?"
"No. I could hardly write words that sensual." I reply.
"No. This will be much more rough, like chewed fingernails raking
at my skin during love making."
The audience is silent.
"It begins with the name of a girl."
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
as I travel
as I work
since I was
a kid in love
No one ever knew
Really, no one ever knew
of why we know
Please no more
from a shell
of a lover's
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
to walk through the art gallery
on a half bottle of Don Lorenzo
that I smuggled in the crotch
of my favorite Value Village
It made me look impossibly huge -
unnatural, like a demon.
had opaque eyes
and covered by lactose-lids.
On my way in
she stopped me and stuck me
with a sticker
to identify me
as a spectator
Monday, June 27, 2005
Sunday, June 26, 2005
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Thursday, June 23, 2005
of the Southern British Columbia chapter
of Vespa Scooter Enthusiasts
is a man named Reilly - 350lbs.
His lime green Model 6
fits snugly between his ass cheeks
like a dime wedged in a marshmallow.
The rest of his bulk
hangs off his sides like saddlebags.
Reilly's girl, Dorsee, waits at the clubhouse
while he's on the Circuit.
Reilly hasn't lost the race in 13 years.
While he's away
Dorsee spends her time making Jello molds
of various scooter makes.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
How Can I resist the shadow world
the spiders kiss. The Netherlands of my heart don t tell me Osama Tore it apart
Im a diligent beaver Ill build it again
leading the faithful back to where it all began.
Like Harry Houdini Ill undo the knot. Im a jumping jack fish and I can t be caught. Im speaking in riddles speaking in code. All though its heavy Im carrying the load. But soon Ill have that monkey off my back. Its all most time to let my eyes roll back.
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
for the new modern slavery
8 hours of screening
wishing to explain
the monster's dreamed fixity
paying for our heat, health and water
We have been hired by governments
to work out the details
of oil lust and diesel kisses
from mutilated lips
to the foreign white t-shirts for you
and the vicious red shorts for me
We have been hired
Sunday, June 19, 2005
Memetics, the study of memes, remains a controversial field among many scientists and skeptics. Memetics originated when Richard Dawkins reduced the process of biological genetic evolution to its most fundamental unit: the replicator (or gene). Dawkins, in a search for parallels and other things that he might classify as replicators, suggested that the information and ideas in brains���culture, for example���could function as replicators as well. Computer software may represent another form of replicator with which evolution may eventually build grand things, whether socially as in the open source movement, or through the use of evolutionary algorithms .
Memetics takes concepts from the theory of evolution (especially population genetics) and applies them to human culture. Memetics also uses mathematical models to try to explain many very controversial subjects such as religion and political systems, though principal criticisms of memetics include the claim that memetics ignores established advances in the fields (such as sociology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, etc.) most relevant to the claims and methodologies of memetics.
The term memetic association refers to the idea that memes herd. For example, a meme for bluejeans includes memes for trouser flies, riveted clothing, blue dye, cotton clothing, belt loops and double-sewn seams.
The phrase memetic drift refers to the process of an idea or meme changing as it replicates between one person to another. Memetic drift increases when meme transmission occurs in an awkward way. Very few memes show strong memetic inertia (the characteristic of a meme to manifest in the same way and to have the same impact regardless of who receives or transmits the meme). Memetic inertia increases when the meme transfers along with mnemonic devices, such as a rhyme, to preserve the memory of the meme prior to its transmission. See Murphy's law for one example of memetic drift.
Saturday, June 18, 2005
Though memeticists do not not generally agree on a specific definition, one can roughly define 'meme' as any piece of information transferable from one mind to another. Examples might include thoughts, ideas, theories, practices, habits, songs, dances and moods.
Memes supposedly have, as their fundamental property, evolution via natural selection in a way very similar to Charles Darwin's ideas concerning biological evolution, on the premise that replication, mutation, survival and competition influence them. For example, while one idea may become extinct, others will survive, spread and mutate—for better or worse—through modification. Note an important fact, however: not only the memes most beneficial to their hosts will necessarily survive; rather, memes supposedly spread best by functioning as the most effective replicators, which allows for the possibility that successful memes might prove detrimental to their hosts.