Thursday, September 29, 2011

AEROGAMI Stealth Paper Airplane

I made this one in 2007 I think from GIANT thick paper I brought back from Denver that I'd bartered bouquets of Old Roses from my yard at 1684 Willow St. back in the mid 90s. This size paper lets me create nice, sizeable paper planes that average 25 inches in length and that fly very well when tossed from a rooftop etc. due to their lift-generating airfoil wings, and their trailing edge camber and control flaps. Each gets a few coats of paint, and strong yet lightweight internal braces made from scavenged materials) within the wings and fuselage for added strength.

I want to find the old VHS tape taken by Chris Netter in Denver of the first Steatlh AEROGAMI flying for one and a half minutes when tossed from a Boulder hilltop, and get it scanned to CD to share with folks all these years later.

Attached is a link to a video from some months back that is an overview of my AEROGAMIs basic folds and cuts in case somebody would like to give the concepts a try.


Noam Chomsky On Occupy Wallstreet

Big Unions Support Occupy Wallstreet!

Bread and Circuses

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Just Imagine If George Carlin Could Speak At Occupy Wallstreet!

A Great Song And Video

I've loved this love song ever since it came out, but just now found the superb video for it. Enjoy, John

Elizabeth Warren...right on!!

worth repeating:

Excellent Editorial About Supporting Occupy Wallstreet.....
"Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded." — Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, September 25, 2011

'Fall' by Single Gun Theory

This lovely, enigmatic, deliciously danceable song and video is one of my many staple joys. Enjoy, John

Even now, in 2011, I am delighted and charmed by this very creative, enigmatic dance song by Yoko Ono from 1970

Excellent Piece on Obama and the US Blowing It For The Palestinians AND America

John Stamos skit

He is such a handsome hunk....and clearly has a sense of humor to do this skit! Enjoy, John

Fireball XL-5

I loved this show when I was 10 and was glued to the TV every Saturday morning for this cool take off sequence. Even now at 58 I think the design of the spaceship is incredible. I think Steve Zodiac's pecs turned me gay! lol!  John


When I was a kid this stunning aircraft made my young soul soar, especially when it was cruising with the wing tips dropped down for "compression lift". Even now this plane looks so futuristic....I'd love to see modern secret aircrafts!  John

puh-RAISE Jeebuzz!'s_shocking_biblical_prophecy_emerges:_god_wants_to_%22erase%22_mid-east_enemies_%22before_a_new_age_begins%22/

Thanks To Gardening Friend Jim For Sending Me This Link!

I'd love to know how he developed the prototype suits without dying!   John

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Heart Goes Out To The Poor Guy!!.......not

Oh my, how does he manage to scrape by on just $400,000 after feeding his family?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there: good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory. Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea: God Bless! Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along." -- ELIZABETH WARREN

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It's a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis." - Harold Pinter, 2005 Nobel Lecture

Saturday, September 10, 2011

9-11 and Urban Farming

Five delightful women, each with varying degrees of gardening history in both their childhoods and adult lives, took this class today that reviews how, in steps, one can create an increasing degree of self sufficiency in water and food and comfort and purposefulness. We were kept in quite a while by a light rain ( I NEVER complain about rain) that once again kept my clothes on the clothesline damp another day, but later we got to take a tour of my evolving urban farmstead that more and more is embracing the "Food Forest" concept by expanding way past my original plantings of own root citrus trees with moringa and neem and loquat and more. My dog Cracker was unusually wound up and entertaining but as always, won over everyone's heart. The class was held mostly in my "Gay Trailer Trash On Acid" livingroom, then the other aspects of my home and yard based on re-purposing items gleaned curbside and from dumpsters to reduce my costs and provide fodder for creative projects. Find and be given a LOT of big sheets of mirror? Of COURSE you cover your livingroom floor with it!

What better way to mark the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Bush Regime's use of 9-11 to savage America on every level with an intensity that Bin Laden could have only dreamed of by seeing that an abundance of produce and eggs and meat, all organic and at very low cost, can be had in a modest south Tampa yard, with a casual, non-linear "system" that evolves as I do. Bush and Cheney and Rice and Powell and Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld and Rove, instead of facing charges for breaking U.S. and international law, trashing our Treasury and military and Constitutional form of government  and global reputation and thus handing Bin Laden a wide-ranging victory on a silver platter, were/are given legal immunity WITHIN OUR BORDERS (hence their conspicuous lack of world travel) plus lush lifetime pensions and stellar taxpayer-provider health care plans (funny, modest versions of that for you and me is evil "socialism") and lucrative book and speaking and consulting deals. Since working Americans who sell healthy raw milk, or enjoy the safe simple pleasures of cannabis are arrested and imprisoned, there IS no justice in "The Land of The Free" that has the world's highest incarceration rate and prison population.

Urban farmsteading, barter, defying cannabis laws, starting and joining community gardens, discouraging our children from becoming fodder for the war machine that has nothing to do with "protecting our freedoms" and everything to do with corporate empire building, dumpster diving, giving fresh fertile eggs to chickenless neighbors, hosting and attending seed swap potlucks, setting up rain barrels and worm bins, these things and more can create new freedoms and creative energies and forms of security as Gandhi-inspired gestures of defiance of the institutionalized predation of the people of the world by a very privileged, much too powerful few seemingly devoid of empathy. We can plant seeds in our gardens and our minds while refusing to use our shovels as swords.

As a 58 year old "old hippie" it does my soul good to see "idealism" being embraced by millions for what it is.....REALISM in the face of the daunting challenges to us and the planet and its non-human inhabitants resulting from unsustainable avarice and greed. I am convinced that, short of global nuclear war being unleashed, we are powerless ONLY if we agree to be.

Thanks again to those five cool women who today wandered through my place, teaching me as I taught them!

I'd count among my most positive childhood life influences my Dad acquainting me with science, my Great Aunt Ella and her garden in Charlevoix, Michigan, the books about dinosaurs by paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews, and rocket scientist Werner Von Braun (,r:5,s:0&biw=1024&bih=571.

As an adult I have long been grateful to e.e. cummings,  the sculptors Brancusi, ( )

 and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, ( )

The Beatles, Rod McKuen, Marcel Duchamp, Pee Wee Herman and Yoko Ono for blessing me with mind fertilizers.

This live performance at Meltdown in London by Yoko when she was 76 is, for me, is an affirmation once again to just fucking go for it. The worst that can happen is that people will think you are crazy.  She's mega-rich, I'm not, but no matter. But we are both harmless.


Superb 9-11 Editorial

I love the shape of this RC Flying Wing and the teensy jet engine powering it!!

Incredible Flying Wing!

Ground launched from level ground, no power, no servos, no winglets, no dihedral yet look at this thing fly!  John

Friday, September 9, 2011

My Evolving Food Forest

I have become enamored with this concept and have commited that big garden area around the apple snail pond I have turned into a giant Water Wise Container by using my machete to stab the sides about a dozen times about 2 feet from the bottom; am now filling it with waste soil, logs, mulch, etc. When it is filled I plant my guava and jaboticaba in there since they are swamp trees. Three cuttings of moringa stuck in the ground around the pond have rooted and are growing like crazy, and today I dug a deep pit, threw in dead bidens, two rotten log sections, soil then plant two baby neem trees there. Between it and the closest moringa I am burying a 55 gallon drum Water Wise Container Garden and planting in it the super dwarf Cavendish banana John and Debbie Butts gave me. The chickens have de-weeded 99% of the south end of that bed but have been stymied by the tall bidens at the south end. Once I pull it all out to feed to the ducks I mulch the whole bed then plant about a dozen papaya plants. I hope we have a mild winter so I don't lose my papayas like I have the two previous winters. John

Not A Whisper Of This In The U.S. News Media

Natural Binder For Batteries From Seaweed

Monday, September 5, 2011

Classic Trippy Rock and Roll By the Very Best

Burnelli Aircraft

He was WAY ahead of his time by designing airplanes whose fuselages, vs. being dead weight tubes hanging between two wings, had a true airfoil cross section that generated lift plus had greatly increased interior volumes for passengers and  cargo. Their influence on the B2 Bomber, along with Jack Northrop's flying wing vision, is obvious. Enjoy, John

Embarassing!! Yet "We're Number 1! U.S.A.!!!"

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Australian Women's Band 'Single Gun Theory'

'Fall' simply entrances me, both the song and the exquisite video that I've played a few hundred times in the year or so since an Australian guy in a GM cars forum I've belonged to for years who noticed from my posts that I like trippy stuff, especially when I am altered on cannabis and brew, sent me the link. I love dancing like no one is watching because I AM home alone! I love their monotonal melody structures and eloquent pre-CGI  videos, as seen and heard in this lovely, danceable gem. Enjoy, John

Thursday, September 1, 2011

If I Wasn't Homosexual Before Seeing This Pic I Sure As Hell Am Now!!!

Now if she looked like Mitt Romney did shirtless 30 years ago, I MIGHT be tempted to vote for her even though she "knows" what God wants....naww. Enjoy! What was she thinking? Linda Lovelace vs. taking a bite? Yikes! John