same guy as the video below, this time trying to make it so instead of a pre determined pattern its what his face (in the middle) does, will be recreated ont eh others' faces
Kenny Brown: first question: Sean, why are you such an asshole?
Sean Kiefer: well when I was little, I used to be the cool kid, everyone followed me around. I was ill and handsome and was just the shit. As I got older I got slightly chubby and just weird, and since my whole life I had two older brothers who constantly beat me down verbally and physically I had defense mechanisms, usually sarcasm. Picked up sarcasm from my brother who was basically Chandler Bing, smart but somewhat awkward, then on top of that I learned quickly that I don’t like most people, and once someone is seen as invaluable to me in my eyes I have no problem belittling them. I like to keep to myself and hate everything
contributions from FOM members such as myself, Garrett, Jon V, Beryl, our friend Alan, and my co editor Alex Pines, as well as other special guests.
be on the lookout for interviews with
Trapped Under Ice
Loud & Obnoxious clothing
and Mr. Stigma from Agnostic Front
also tons of comics, illustrations, articles, photos, and tons of extras
Im also here everyday signing autographs, so if you want one just come up and ask.
A Few Words
Week of every message sent and received. I want to record them all and then construct poems with what I send and receive. Some poems will only use text messages, some may be poems inspired by the content, some will use articles about text messaging and its impact on modern communication, some will use WebMD information about the dangers and harms of text messaging. I also hope to conduct interviews with individuals and find specific situations where texting played a significant role, or possibly recreate scenes or situation using only language from text messages. I’m thinking Nowack meets Goldsmith meets Nelson meets Brathwaite meets Coultas.
As far as the physical project goes, I hope to make a chapbook. I’d like to have a physical book, and I have a friend who majors in printmaking and book making who offered to help. If not, then I’ll just compile it into some sort of .pdf. I’d like to use the pictures I send and receive to help make the project a little more pretty.
I know the project is very broad, what can I do to focus it?
Is a week long enough or too long to compile the text messages?
Should I bother making a book, or would another medium work better?
Should I include the picture messages?
Would anyone want to read this? Why or why not?
Should I tell the people I text that this will be recorded for a project? Do I legally have to?
I. A transcription of the all the text messages I receive and send for one 24 hour period. The text messages will be heavily annotated / footnoted with historical references, google explanations, quotations, references, and other nonsense. When I say heavily, I mean almost every word. Text messages are supposed to be the most simple and convenient form of communication, so I want to make them complicated and academic and hopefully somewhat funny/interesting. the annotations will be on the same page, below I think I want to title the section "monday." or whatever day of the week I happen to choose. the section would probably be broken up into hourly sub sections.
II. I'm going to ask as many people as possible to divulge the last text message they sent, and to whom it was sent. I did this for another poem earlier in the year and the results were pretty solid. This time around I want to get more people involved and possibly ask them 2 to 3 times throughout a single day. I will map / transcribe the texts and allow the reader to see the connections between people and the conversations people have through the small snipits of text. In terms of formating, I pictured squares of text information like:
miley cyrus is the voice
of all generations.
with something like 9, 12, or 16 a page depending on page and font size. Or i could just do a list poem with who said what to whom right down the left side of the page. Possible section name: "he said. she said."
III. This one I'm not too sure about. I'd like to do something more creative, possibly experimenting with the line breaks the screen forces, a concept Jackee brought to my attention, possibly by taking texts and trying to mess with meaning depending with the line breaks. Or taking only misspelled / words with improper grammar to form a poem. Or by use only messages sent to me to try to form a conversation between the other people who are not actually talking to each other. I don't know about this one yet.
A few names I came up with for the title of the book: "texting." "what a waste." "some language." "some words."
1. Is this better or worse than my first idea?
2. How much / many actual text messages should I use for the first section? Is a day too long / not long enough?
3. How can I format the second section? Is the block idea or line idea or some other idea the best and most practical and interesting?
4. What can I do with the third section? Should I attempt to be creative or just stick with more experiments?
5. I came up with titles as I was writing this, suggestions?
I could use some more suggestions, if anyone reads this thing.
March 19, 2009
Bill O’Reilly from “The O’Reilly Factor” will speak at a luncheon in Palm Beach on Thursday March 19, at the Ritz Carlton, Manalapan, Florida
ANDREA MACKRIS, Plaintiff,
with all proceeds benefiting the “It Happened to Alexa Foundation.”
So they're standing there in the middle of the night with no car.
At all times mentioned here in, Defendant BILL O’REILLY has held himself as a morally right, independent political pundit.
And then they separate because they’re drunk. They separate, which you never do.
Throughout her employment at Defendant FOX, Plaintiff ANDREA MACKRIS has reported directly to, and been supervised by Defendant BILL O’REILLY
Defendant BILL O’REILLY, invited Plaintiff ANDREA MACKRIS out to dinner purportedly to discuss her future at FOX.
Defendant BILL O’REILLY, lavished Plaintiff ANDREA MACKRIS with unsolicited advice regarding her handling of future relationships with the opposite sex.
Now Moore, Jennifer Moore, 18, on her way to college. She was 5-foot-2, 105 pounds, wearing a miniskirt and a halter top with a bare midriff.
Within defendants FOX NEWS and WESTWOOD ONE a permissive and encouraging environment for gender discrimination and sexual harassment reigns among supervisors, managers, and employees for the companies.
Defendant BILL O’REILLY, advised Plaintiff ANDREA MACKRIS to avoid future contact with her ex-fiance, to have manicures and pedicures and “pick up 23 year-olds in bars,” to attend charity events and meet men with credentials
Also appearing with Mr. O’Reilly will be Wendy Murphy, advisory board member of It Happened to Alexa Foundation, Author of “And Justice For Some” and frequent contributor to Fox News and MSNBC.
Now, again, there you go.
With little preamble, Defendant BILL O’REILLY launched into a vile and degrading monologue about sex.
So every predator in the world is gonna pick that up at two in the morning.
During the course of this dinner, Defendant BILL O’REILLY bragged that he had telephone sex with other women.
Defendant then stated he was going to Italy to meet the Pope, that his pregnant wife was staying home with his daughter, and implied he was looking forward to some extra-marital dalliances with the “hot” Italian women.
She's walking by herself on the West Side Highway, and she gets picked up by a thug.
Defendant O’REILLY then boasted that the woman had her first orgasm via masterbation as he spoke to her on the telephone.
O’REILLY told Plaintiff ANDREA MACKRIS she knew the woman from FOX.
Now she's out of her mind, drunk.
And the thug takes her over to New Jersey in the cab and kills her and rapes her and does all these terrible things to her.
O’REILLY further suggested that the women needed to be trained so that they’d be equipped and ready to go when a “real man shows up in your lives,” and offered “lessons.”
And the thug is so stupid, he uses her cell phone,
Defendant O’REILLY repeatedly begged Plaintiff to have telephone sex with him that night.
and the cops trace it back to him and they -- and they arrest him and charge him with murder.
Index No.: 04114558
FILED Oct. 13 2004
New York County Clerk Office
He had a prostitute girlfriend with him, and she's charged as an accessory to murder.
He suggested that Plantiff ANDREA MACKRIS purchase a vibrator and name it, and that he had "one shaped like a cock with a little battery in it” that a woman had given him. It became apparent that Defendant was masturbating as he spoke.
But Jennifer Moore is in the ground. She's dead.
Plaintiff ANDREA MACKRIS felt angry, abused and disgusted.
SPRING BREAK ‘09!
we left it was 5:30 and grey and Gray
L.A. was (approximately) 1303.61 miles
away with the stratus and snacks and gas
packed for a trip down
95, 495, 640, 40, 59, 459, 10, 610, 310, 90
South and West
with no stops except for gas
and Foam Henge
and bathrooms / restrooms
we’re going to build so many houses
tomorrow! we said not now!
at night with the mechanical
bull and dancing
on bars and test tube shots
from bras and HAND GRENADES
on bourbon street with manrobots / manfemales/ with manshirt-
less and homeless(er) waiting
in the blue bayou under
an hour away.
Hi volunteers we’re so happy you made it, we hope you have a great time this week pretending to work and care about the people in need. Now, we know that you just want to get out of here as fast as possible, so we’re going to provide you with free housing and a very simple but limited workload in hopes that you don’t destroy our progress. And please don’t forget to donate your money so that we can pay professionals to correct your inevitable mistakes. Don’t worry, they’ll come after hours while you’re on our beaches eating at quasi “local” restaurants with prime snapshot opportunities that prove you are certainly not a tourist.
“Bon Jovi brought the crack!”
the locals say
something about destruction
and culture or environment and
not exactly the best habit-
tats for human-ity,
BUT the Jovi donated one million
dollars Wade’s Hawaiian shirt argues—
without him this very development
wouldn’t be possible.
without him there’d be no homes
on Bon Jovi Blvd.
there’d be no trim to repaint
with tiny overused brushes—
don’t touch that circular saw,
or hammer, or wood,
just paint and repaint and re-repaint
dirt from this pile
to this pile,
Wow these southerners sure are
backwards we comment in
awful southern accents:
They park cars
in rivers and roofs
kept in basements for
safekeeping, no wonder they
so desperately need our help
this place is beautiful
saw Exxons and grass
and reststops and states
in stew and frogs
legs on plates from
that little known hometown restaurant
stop Dynasty Buffet
(the one with the pretty yellow
billboard above the treeline
and what may have been
cameras ready for documenting
destruction with smiles
climbing piles of lives
for the best photo ops
cause six hours with ten breaks
makes good people
and the worst