if there is any question what i ate in the mid to late 90s, the answer is apparently crappy chinese food. i have over 100 fortunes i cant seem to throw away to prove it. thankfully the internet was invented so i have a place to annoy others with the flotsam and jetsam of my very uninteresting endeavors. 

shark attack at Cannon Beach

salt shed


Stella insistence on the primacy of space over every other aspect of the experience and process of painting was still directly in line with Clement Greenberg’s insistence on the primacy of flatness. With his 1964 “What you see is what you see” — eerily contemporary with Marshall McLuhan’s own tautological formula about the medium being the message — Stella brings Greenberg’s literal flatness to a metaphorical level: Painting is the message and metaphorical flatness is now achieved in painting by denying it any depth of content. With the Baroque metal reliefs, however, despite their apparent act of apostasy from Greenberg’s dogma, Stella clearly remained within the boundaries of the reductivist paradigm. Rather than confront the strictures of Greenberg’s Modernist tropes, he allowed them to endure by substituting three-dimensional space for flatness.But, come to think of it, when he speaks about space, Stella’s subtext is all about speed, or rather, of space as speed. Speed entered American painting as a latent concept with Barnet Newman’s “zips.” But it is worth remembering that Newman did not adopt Thomas B. Hess’s term of zip for his paintings’ vertical bands until 1966, fairly late in his career. Prior to that, he simply called them “stripes.” Even though today the term zip can’t help but connote the idea of speed, Newman was clearly on the side of slow art, with a rare, deliberate, and carefully pondered production of only 118 paintings over 25 years, versus the thousands of paintings that have poured out of Stella’s studios.


salt-brine fermentation for chili peppers

Enjoyed Raised by Wolves on Acorn. A brit-com show which combines a Roseanne like dysfunctional single mom family, dark reality humor  and Fellini like absurdity and film craft.  

rip, third rice ball. i thought youd make it til morning.

i'd love your favorite pot roast recipe. no charts, mark!

Because we’ve got the water. (PDX!!)

100 paintings

epic Texas burger roadtrip

Howard Dean should retract comment that the Donald might be a cokehead. In bad taste. Plus no known drug can make anyone such a dickhead. - Laurence Tribe

familiar with this one, ancient east village denizens? was a movie made by the guy who started two boots pizza.

grip it and rip it, arnold palmer!!!

Started a new one....

One Hour Chowda

let there be laughter

just heard some praise from mr robot creator sam esmail for bbc show fleabag now streaming on amazon.

excellent post mortem with esmail looking back over the preceding season and the reaction to it, how he approaches the show and what he is trying to accomplish. definitely worth a listen if you are a fan of the show and perhaps had some misgivings about the second season. 

you know you are a horrible person when the dalai lama mocks you.

how stupid do you have to be to use a phone traceable to your family in a bomb?

Gin pickled cucumber made in an ISI whipper.

last week: im just glad i wont have to deal with that handyman for a while...

smitten kitchen small kitchen cooking

cajun boudin