In the midst of his remarkable 1970s creative run, Robert Altman made one of his boldest and most unique films. Susannah York won the best actress award at Cannes for her edgy performance as a pregnant children’s author whose husband (Rene Auberjonois) may or may not be having an affair. While holidaying in Ireland, her mental state becomes increasingly unstable, resulting in paranoia, visions of a doppelgänger, and violence. Strikingly shot by the great Vilmos Zsigmond and scored by John Williams (with “sounds” by prog experimentalist Stomu Yamash’ta), IMAGES is a hallucinatory and unnerving immersion into a woman’s fractured psyche.

This legendary cult favorite was released to relatively little fanfare but has gone on to be regarded as one of the most disturbing and audacious horror films of all time. A young girl’s disappearance brings police sergeant Neil Howie (Edward Woodward) to a remote Scottish island, where he finds himself plunged into a sinister society of pagan pageantry and nature worship presided over by the menacing Lord Summerisle (British horror icon Christopher Lee). Set to an influential psychedelic-folk soundtrack (cue the creepy panpipes), THE WICKER MAN is a one-of-a-kind occult classic that retains its power to fascinate and shock.

christina and brandon and their dog pocket at bushrod park today

yeah baby . . . it’s skeleton season 💀

it’s getting spooky out there

also some of y’all are about to get some letters with these new stickers i made


good-night ☆彡

This is just to say that I have been working on a long post, which is something like several thousands of words now. It has been a while since I did one of these. I want to start doing them again . . . it just takes a little while to write them is all.

Anyway here’s a Halloween house I saw last night when I was stoned and walking around North Berkeley:

. . . and here is a cool movie I watched when I got back:

Yeah. Prescient. Or maybe just the evergreen status of planet earth.

I’m working on it! OK? I’m not just jerking around over here, at least not full-time. . . .

Tired of churning out lightweight comedies, Hollywood director John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea) decides to make O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?—a serious, socially responsible film about human suffering. After his producers point out that he knows nothing of hardship, Sullivan hits the road disguised as a hobo. En route to enlightenment, he encounters a lovely but no-nonsense young woman (Veronica Lake)—and more trouble than he ever dreamed of. This comic masterpiece by Preston Sturges is among the finest Hollywood satires and a high-water mark in the career of one of the industry’s most revered funnymen.

The first of the celebrated noirs made by genre master Robert Siodmak puts an intriguing, protofeminist spin on the hard-boiled detective genre. Based on a novel by pulp existentialist Cornell Woolrich, PHANTOM LADY stars Ella Raines as a secretary who descends into the seedy underbelly of the New York City night world in order to track down a mysterious woman, the only witness who she believes can help clear her boss of a murder rap. Elisha Cook Jr.’s frenzied, sexually charged drum solo is one of the indelible highlights of this descent into dreamlike dread.

This right here is My Kind of Stuff. It’s the exact sort of thing I think is really funny. I don’t know. I think this guy rules. I want to make stuff that feels like this.

(Also, man . . . it’s kind of lame I can’t just embed a video from Twitter, but whatever. I assure you the CLICK is WORTH IT.)

((Wait. It appears to work on mobile?? Uhh well there you go.))

OK I made a new shirt . . . I am going to order one for myself tomorrow. I’m just having fun making these things is all. Who cares??

I feel like absolute dog shit. I’ll get out from under it somehow. But for now I’m just HAULIN’ ASS. Yeah!!!


You should be seeing the new design. I can see it at any rate. If you can’t see it: clear your cache?? I’m still working on it, though I reckon it looks good enough to just go ahead and toss up here. The differences are subtle! But I totally gutted the insides, which was mostly what I wanted to do. The theme I had been using, which I designed over four years ago while catastrophically depressed in a coffeeshop in Portland, was super bloated. It had like hundreds of lines of unnecessary code and it was getting pretty creaky. So here’s this thing! It’s prettier I think. I even made it Halloween-themed.


I finally finished making my store, which is called

My friend Janet made that for me years ago, because I was going to do something with that name. I’ve completely forgotten what I was gonna do. So now it’s the name of my back alley Internet Store that sells increasingly arcane T-shirts that probably I am alone in thinking are cool. Hey that’s fine. I’ve already ordered some for myself, and they showed up, and they look really good! I’m just some idiot so I was pleasantly surprised they weren’t a disaster. Also, they’re so soft.

I mean, come on:

OK I’m going to sleep!!! I’ll write more tomorrow, when I wake up at 2 p.m. Hah!