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Saturday, March 31, 2007
the library should love me
I've spent over $70 in fines there so far this year. I should be on the list of benefactors. I'm considering netflix as it may be a cheaper option.

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Tom Waits - "Chocolate Jesus"

Well, I don't go to church on Sunday
Don't get on my knees to pray
Don't memorize the books of the bible
I got my own special way

I know Jesus loves me
Maybe just a little bit more
I fall down on my knees every Sunday
At Zerelda Lee's candy store

Well, it's got to be a chocolate Jesus
Make me feel good inside
Got to be a chocolate Jesus
Keep me satisfied

Well, I don't want no Abba Zabba
Don't want no Almond Joy
There ain't nothing better
Suitable for this boy

Well, it's the only thing that can pick me up
It's better than a cup of gold
See, only a chocolate Jesus
Can satisfy my soul

When the weather gets rough and it's whiskey in the shade
It's best to wrap your Savior up in cellophane
He flows like the big muddy but that's okay
Pour him over ice cream for a nice parfait

Well, it's got to be a chocolate Jesus
Good enough for me
Got to be a chocolate Jesus
It's good enough for me

And it's got to be a chocolate Jesus
Make me feel so good inside
Got to be a chocolate Jesus
Keep me satisfied
Controversial chocolate Jesus exhibit cancelled

NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- A planned Holy Week exhibition of a nude, anatomically correct chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ was cancelled Friday amid a choir of complaining Catholics that included Cardinal Edward Egan.

The "My Sweet Lord" display was shut down by the hotel that houses the Lab Gallery in midtown Manhattan, said Matt Semler, the gallery's creative director. Semler said he submitted his resignation after officials at the Roger Smith Hotel shut down the show.

Word of the confectionary Christ infuriated Catholics, including Egan, who described it as "a sickening display." Bill Donohue, head of the watchdog Catholic League, said it was "one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever."

The sculpture was to debut Monday evening, the day after Palm Sunday and just four days before Roman Catholics mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday. The final day of the exhibit was planned for Easter Sunday.

The artwork was created from more than 200 pounds of milk chocolate, and features Christ with his arms outstretched as if on an invisible cross. Unlike the typical religious portrayal of Christ, the Cavallaro creation does not include a loincloth.

Cavallaro is best known for his quirky work with food as art: Past efforts include repainting a Manhattan hotel room in melted mozzarella, spraying five tons of pepper jack cheese on a Wyoming home, and festooning a four-poster bed with 312 pounds of processed ham.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007
those Hartman brothers really get around

How did we miss this? Awesome!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
julia and i have and announcement!
we were going to bike across the usa this summer
we even made a post on robinhoodfund to raise money for a new bike for julia.
and i'm impressed to say it's done pretty well with out any promotion (btw, feel free to register and VOTE FOR US!)
a week ago the realization was made that 3 months isn't enough time to bike across the usa, learn french, do an entire semester of graduate readings and start work on a master's thesis.
so we've limited our travels from baltimore to goshen, where we'll catch a ride to traverse city for a schrock family reunion and back and then maybe ride to chicago.
we're inviting any shoupers or foas along
we're probably leaving july 6thish
here's the plan
the cool part is we're mennoniting most of it!
okay, we're going on a walk, more to come...

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new macbook and a cold
I am sickly, sickly, sickly.

Or, as one of the Hartman brothers once wrote in a poem judged too offensive for The Record, "My nose is ejaculating, ejaculating, ejaculating".

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

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Friday, March 23, 2007
Hey! I'm going to be in Chicago tuesday to visit the Art Institute and see the Symphony... those in the area, would you be interest in meeting for dinner or coffee/tea or something?

let's make plans.



Wednesday, March 21, 2007

TOC verifies a suspicion raised by various Old Town posters about: the character Bitch in Shortbus is in fact a real person playing herself. This is confusing, because I took the character to be a sort of spoof. I mean, how much room is there out there for electro-folk lesbian white-kid-with-dreadlocks recording artists?Please god make the answer be "not any more room."

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Go see a play: make meg happy
This is my friend Chris:

Chris is an actor with the Organic Theater company in Chicago:

Here's the calendar:
March 23 Friday 7:30 p.m Man with Bags <-- Chris
March 24 Saturday 2:00 p.m $30,000 Bequest
March 24 Saturday 7:30 p.m The Dressing Room
March 25 Sunday 2:00 p.m Bartleby <-- Chris
March 30 Friday 7:30 p.m $30,000 Bequest
March 31 Saturday 2:00 p.m The Dressing Room
March 31 Saturday 7:30 p.m Bartleby <-- Chris
April 1 Sunday 2:00 p.m Man with Bags <-- Chris
April 6 Friday 7:30 p.m The Dressing Room
April 7 Saturday 2:00 p.m Bartleby <-- Chris
April 7 Saturday 7:30 p.m Man with Bags <-- Chris
April 8 Sunday 2:00 p.m $30,000 Bequest

The shows are at the Ruth Page Foundation School:
1016 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610

Please go see a show and tell Chris hi for me. It should be super awesome and you'll be supporting some great artists.


Monday, March 19, 2007
great joys through old emails

so, apparently since coming to goshen and obtaining a gc mail account... I've saved a shitton of emails...
so while weeding through one of the folders... I found this lovely picture sent to me by Mr. Dyck. know... in late april... say, around the 29th or so... that'd be a great time for people to return to goshen for a visit...
it'd be a good chance to see all us youngin's before we head our separate ways...
As for me, after June/July you may have to hunt me down in Chicago somewhere...

Also, this is a seriously belated and repeated THANKS to everyone who sent me encouraging and loving emails during my manic-depressive* summer working at Cedar Point. (I'd thank others for other various emails, but I've only gotten as far as August 2004...)

*term describes the experience, not Rini's mental state...

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Valerie is on top.

Friday, March 16, 2007
Best news of the week
Nova Scotia retiree not diggin' sinkhole in yard


Thursday, March 15, 2007
Times Select
Good news, y'all. The New York Times Select section — a walled-off Internet garden of Eden where Maureen Dowd and Paul Krugman play Adam and Eve and Khoi Vinh is God — is now available to all college students. For free. Sign up now (any old address will work) and drink deeply from the well of ideas...

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

it's 72 degrees in Goshen right now!!!

let the skirt wearing commence!!

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

I Dont Want Health Care If Just Anyone Can Have It

The Onion

I Don't Want Health Care If Just Anyone Can Have It

As a concerned citizen, I must voice my adamant disapproval of the "universal health care" proposals we've been hearing so much about. I don't have any gripes with expanding and improving health coverage, per se. It's the "universal" part that irks me. Providing health care for all would completely undermine the whole idea of health care. If every last one of the 40 million uninsured bozos in this country is going to get access to the vast, virtually unnavigable system of medical care we chosen few now enjoy, then I no longer even want it. 

I gaffed this elvis perkins music video in December. I think the quality looks like crap and I hope it's just because of youtube. Anyway, this shoot was cool because unlike most music videos where the song is pre recorded and then it's played back for the band to sing along with (so everything syncs up in post), this one was shot live with live sound and 3 cameras. some of the extreme closeups were picked up later and the cigarshop-indian-statue-thing was also done later. it was a small space with not many windows, low celings and 3-cameras, 'twas a bitch to light but we pulled it off in the end. so check out the music video:


There's a new icon in my credits! Yes folks, not only have I earned my art department patch for creating a giant spider web and nearly tying up justin timberlake, but now I've got another paint can next to a feature film! yup, I've left the world of big lights and am currently spending my days making little lights blink on fake control panels, making antique elevators light up and occasionally fixing cords of power tools that the construction boys have cut through.

here's my web. it made it into city magazine

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Saturday, March 10, 2007
my favorite sloth sites
my favorite sloth sites
four <-- the best!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

OMG I totally called Girl Talk!! Jesse, you were there on the El. I also am going to go ahead and predict Joanna Newsom. Gotta check w/Angie about whether I can get of work on the Fridat.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

El Perro Del Mar is way cool. I bought the CD, still owe Annie $5. But I liked the live version of "Candy" better because a dude named Bjorn was singing the background vocals rather than some weird female voices. Lakeshore Theater is not so cool. Seats about 300, and who wants seats? But the bartenders were hilariously funny and pushy.Openers were also not so good, except for the one song that sounded like All Mine.

But the real thing this post is about is Lotus and how they are coming to Abbey Pub. Downsides is that Abbey Pub is really far away, but for the chance to do a funny dance and drink in nostalgia I will go. April 7 boys and girls, mark your calendars.

p.s. does anyone live out that way who could pick up tickets at the box office early?

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Bluffton tragedy


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