Monday, April 30, 2001
I'm doing what I call a "soft release" of a concept I want to eventually have known as Acid T.V. It's basically streaming web video and you can see it here. My test episode is essentially about me driving around Sacramento talking to myself.
Anyway, I'd be interested what decent americans like yourself think. You can email me about it at email@example.com.
posted by wil forbis 4/30/2001 05:24:19 PM
Sunday, April 29, 2001
So I saw "Josie and the Pussycats" today. Not bad... no "Charlie's Angels", but not bad.
There was a rather ironic moment that occurred during the experience as well. See, J and the Ps has this whole subtext about how being in a band should be about being friends with your bandmates and always staying loyal to those friends. Well, as I sat in the theatre waiting for the flick to start, I was listening to the theatre music and they played a song with a very familiar female voice. The announcer came on after the song stating that it was a new song from solo artist Nina Gordan. Some of you may recall that she used to sing for a band called Varuca Salt, but now she's a "solo artist." So what happened to her salt bretheren? I guess she threw them to the wind when their brand of limp alterna-pop stopped being in vogue.
Obviously Nina Gordan is no pussycat.
posted by wil forbis 4/29/2001 10:19:25 PM
Thursday, April 26, 2001
Anyone ever remember the "Gibbon" character from the Spider-man comic? Boy those old Spider-man comics were where it was at. I heard they stole a whole bunch of Spider-Man suits from the set of that new Spider-man film they're making. Ah well, wait a few days and they can buy them back on E-bay.
"The Prowler", he was another great character. He was one of the first black superheros who's superhero name wasn't prefaced by "Black", like the "Black Panther" or "Black Lightning". They should've just had a dude called "Black Man."
posted by wil forbis 4/26/2001 11:18:39 PM
Wednesday, April 25, 2001
Pete, I feel for you in this quandry of love as to whether you should get back with your sweet smelling ex-wife. This is definately a possibly life changing decision and I believe the only way to get some worthwhile feedback is to ask Garth, the official Acid Logic monkey, what he thinks.
Judging by the sullen look he's giving me, I believe he's saying this, "You have to analyze why things didn't work out in the first place and keep that in mind towards any decision you make. And also ponder how the kids are best served in this situation."
You should listen to Garth, Pete. He's a very wise monkey.
posted by wil forbis 4/25/2001 09:50:04 PM
Tuesday, April 24, 2001
Is there really such a thing as everlasting, soul-fullfilling love? I posed this question to Garth, the official Acid Logic monkey. He simply shreiked and clawed at the electrodes I had hooked up to his nipples.
posted by wil forbis 4/24/2001 11:17:27 PM
Monday, April 23, 2001
Boy, Tarryn, speaking of the games women play, let me tell about the one I really hate. You know how you'll go up to a chick and say "Let's have sex" and she says, "No" and you're like, "C'mon!" and she's like "Fuck you, nerd," so you wait til it's night and then climb up to her window with a ladder and she's already having sex with some guy who, sure, may be more conventionally attractive than you and has all his limbs, but doesn't have an ounce of your creative wit or zesty sense of humor, and then he peeks out the window and pushes the ladder away and you fall into a garden with plants with really sharp thorns....
I hate than game.
But I love St. Georges Day. I didn't realize it was yesterday so I guess I'll make up for it by celebratin' today. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever celebrated St. Georges day so I guess I'll make up for all those by celebrating every day for the next month. Yeah... good guy, that St. George.
posted by wil forbis 4/23/2001 06:23:24 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2001
Yikes, whenever I drink and blog, I always wake up the next day wondering if I wrote something about myself I'd rather the world not know... y'know, some keen insight into my troubled psyche that could expose me as the fraud I am. When I arrived at the blog page this morning, I discovered I had indeed blabbed off a few facts I'd shouldn't have. So I quickly editted out the sections about my warty penis and extraneous nipple.
The above joke is a tribute to Mathew Perry who's character on FRIENDS has an extraneous nipple. Let's all pull together to help him get through his painkiller addiction crisis. (The warty penis part I just threw in myself.)
Remember kids: Drinking and Blogging Don't Mix. Fortunately, drinking and many other things still do, like driving, lawn mowing and smashing hotel rooms.
posted by wil forbis 4/22/2001 11:39:42 AM
Boy, I guess I'm having a Pete Moss sort of evening. It's 3:22 a.m. and I working my way through a bottle of Jim Beam. I stayed up watching the tail end of SNL, then switched over to Relic Hunter, interspersed with trips to MTV2.
Hey tarryn, I happened to be passing through the TOD guestbook and saw a message you'd left. Small world. ...let me tell you, it's weird to see these guys you've known for ten years (Conrad and Jason) suddenly become these big stars. And here I am... still a loser, with two raps for child fondling on my sheet.
uhhh... that's a joke everybody...
posted by wil forbis 4/22/2001 03:15:26 AM
Saturday, April 21, 2001
When I was younger, I was big comic book fan and as a result, I was able to look at people and determine which comic artist it looked like they were drawn by. Certain artists would highlight different facial features you see, thus when I saw people with such features, they looked liked they'd been rendered by that particular artist. So I'd say. "Man, that guy looks he was drawn by Sal Bucema," or "That bitch is pure Barry Windsor Smith, circa the 'Conan' years' or "Motherfucker looks like he fell out of George Perez issue of the Teen Titans!"
Nowadays, I see people more in terms of what computer graphic format they seem to most resemble. Various formats seem to highlight aspects of human features. So I might say, "That chick's a .gif if she's a nickle," or "Homeslice has real media compression written all over him."
So what am I? Perhaps in comic artist terms I'd like to think I'm a Ross Andru, who drew Spider-man in the seventies. Format wise... I dunno... a jpg? That's too easy isn't it? Well, I guess some people don't resemble comic book art or computer graphics formats. Maybe I'm one of them. I guess I'll have to live with that...
Dizamn! Did you see that Michael Golden go by? Sweeeeet.
posted by wil forbis 4/21/2001 08:41:55 PM
Friday, April 20, 2001
Well apparently it doesn't read paragraphs. Whatta homo...
posted by wil forbis 4/20/2001 08:22:27 PM
I'm testing out whether blogger reads paragraphs.
Paragraphs are sexy things.
Let's test this out.
posted by wil forbis 4/20/2001 08:21:23 PM
Thursday, April 19, 2001
Damn... for the longest time and couldn't watch MTV2 without getting this hidous squawking sound to coming out of the television. And it wasn't just a MudVayne video, but bad reception. However, a few nights ago, it kicked into gear and reception was great. So I started watching all these groups I've never fuckin' heard of. Have you seen this "Gorillaz" video? Or how about "Train"? Lord, I'm no nancy boy or nothing, but even I had to take notice of just how good looking that singer is. Normally I hate pretty boys like that, but watching him makes me feel calm and peaceful.
posted by wil forbis 4/19/2001 06:18:12 PM
Wednesday, April 18, 2001
Eventually, I'd like to become known as, "The Gentlemen Blogger." Then various womenfolk would see me and point, asking, "Who's that man exposing himself to children?" And someone next to them would say "Why that's The Gentlemen Blogger!" And they'd say, "My, he certainly seems distinguished."
posted by wil forbis 4/18/2001 08:25:09 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2001
Actually, Pete, your community service story harkens me back to my car wash days. The place was the job forlough for most of the guys getting out of jail so there were a lot of similar types there. And there were definately some racist motherfuckers on both sides (I had a black dude threaten to stick a pen in my throat while calling me a "white motherfucker.") But for the most part, folks got along. There might be a radical muslim dude sitting across from an aryan nations guy, but I think they basically realized they had to work together so they had no problem cracking jokes or hanging out. It always stuck me as ironic that these prison inmate arayan nations guys had more interaction with black people that your average middle class liberal yuppie whom are always so up in arms about these things.
But I've also decided recently that as much as I agree that "There's just no way you can break down barriers without breaking down barriers, and I mean all the barriers gotta come down, no exceptions, no exemptions." if you're standing there saying "nigger" and some old black dude comes walking by, some dude that had to drink out of seperate drinking fountains and go off to Viet Nam, how do you really explain to him what you've said? You can try and say you're using the term in some ironic sendup of racist characters or what have you, but all he's really gonna see is some bigot. And I'm not pointing the finger at you here Pete, more myself than anyone. I did once yell "nigger" while trying to make my apartment buzzer work (It's one of my standard expletives, like "Satan" or "Cockfuckers!") while some black guy passed by. And I'm sure he had no reason not to think I was just some racist, possibly yelling at him.
Ultimately it takes me back to the old punk addage of "Fuck shit up" which we all did plenty of in our day. Just fucking shit up purely for the sake of doing so is pointless. Likewise, just talking shock talk purely for the sake of doing it is pointless. (Talking shock talk to the right crowd, however, is not, as Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and Howard Stern can attest. The trick is, you have to know you audience, which isn't always easy to do on a web page.) And ultimately, that where I think they strength of Acid Logic should lie... it might be occasional uncomfortable or shocking, but it should have a reason for doing so.
I dunno.... I guess I'm babbling now...
posted by wil forbis 4/17/2001 11:26:56 PM
"I'm certain that it's against human nature to stay with one person for the rest of your life... you don't eat the same food everyday, you don't listen to the same Cd everyday... because it's boring!"
Exactly, Tarryn! So why didn't my ex-girlfriend get that when she found me in bed with her sister?
posted by wil forbis 4/17/2001 05:47:36 PM
Monday, April 16, 2001
Actually, Pete, I once had the idea to do a web site called nigger.com. The concept would be to collect various writing from contributors of all races (Lester Bangs, James Baldwin, John Saleeby) on what has got to be the most despised word in the english language. The theory being, that by exposing people to it, by talking about it, we would eventually dismantle the power "nigger" has. However, I eventually realized this project would be too costly and time consuming and make me more of a magnet for misguided hatred than I already am.
When you think about it, there's lots of words that used to be totally forbidden, that are now casually dismissed. Take the word "whore" for example. If you went up to your girlfriend or mother a hundred years ago and said "How's it going, you filthy whore?" it'd be a completly shocking event. But nowadays, it's like, no problem.
The more I think about it - I really will miss Joey Ramone. Part of me is inclined to say, well what's the big idea, they'd already broken up and hadn't produced anything of value in years anyway. But there was still that potential, you know. The one reunion tour I would've like to have seen would've been The Ramones World Tour 2015! Damn, they would've been past 60! But there's still a chance. Dig this: The Ramones World Tour 2015, featuring David Lee Roth!
posted by wil forbis 4/16/2001 10:53:33 PM
Sunday, April 15, 2001
Damn, that's too bad about Joey Ramone... I sure didn't see that coming. I think we should all take a moment of silence to reflect on his great career.
Hey... hey you! You're not silently reflecting! You're dancing in front of your computer while wearing a rabbit suit and singing Dream's hit single "He Loves You Not." Didn't think I could see you, did you pal?
Hey, Pete, pretty Lester Bangs of you to use the word "nigger." He used it pretty extensively in his writing, but eventually stopped after having an epiphany of sorts by offending this black couple while he was drunk in a music store. He describes the experience rather eloquently in "Psychotic Reactions..." and though I didn't agree with all his observations (Ultimately I do think words are just words) it's something worth reading for anyone who takes pride in lambasting society's taboos. But there was something self deprecating about Lester's usage, Pete, while you seem to be waving it around more for shock value, which doesn't come across quite as noble.
posted by wil forbis 4/15/2001 10:07:31 PM
Friday, April 13, 2001
Damn, Tarryn, I was once bitten by a parrot myself. My old roomate had a parrot named Edward, a pitiful creature barely capable of flight. He and I never really got along, but one day I'm hanging out on the chair near where Edward's cage was and he came ambling up my arm. He gets up to my shoulder and kind of gives this looks that appears to be saying, "I guess you're not so bad after all." 'Cept it turns out he was thinking "I wonder what you taste like?" and suddenly the motherfucker bites into my ear!! I had to fight to pull him off too, he had a pretty good grip. After that, me and parrots never got along.
posted by wil forbis 4/13/2001 06:17:50 PM
Tuesday, April 10, 2001
Part of me wonders if the whole business model to blogger is to give it away for free and then start charging, like a drug dealer or your sister. That was what made Macafee famous, or maybe it was some other computer virus protection group.... they put out the free product, then charged for upgrades. Blogger may even do this not out of neferiousness, but necessity. I know they're not making any dough off it now. It makes sense really, get people addicted to doin' their little daily blogs, then WHAMMO... Suddenly it's a dollar a month. Soon well see people in Frisco holding signs saying "Will Work For Blog."
Oh well, some off these bloggin' chicks are pretty cute. Maybe I could work out some kind of blogs for sex exchange, like that black dude in TRAFFIC who gets caught with Michael Douglas' daughter.
posted by wil forbis 4/10/2001 04:02:43 PM
Monday, April 09, 2001
Actually, Pete, I was kind of supporting some of the points you've made about women when I called you a misogynist. I mean, here we got two tender souls like Saleeby and me, and the dames would rather go out with a future O.J. Simpson such as yourself.
Hey, that reminds me of my favorite O.J. joke. I heard it at the barber shop around the time he was in lock up: "You know they gotta let O.J. Simpson out before Thanksgiving, right? He's the only one that can cut up the white meat!"
Seriously gals, you oughtta give me a chance here....
posted by wil forbis 4/9/2001 06:17:56 PM
In retrospect, I think the Clinton Administration really made a mistake going after Microsoft. For one one thing, their case wasn't really worth a damn, and it was far too complex for the average dude to understand. AS a result I don't think they gained much in brownie points with the American public. In addition, it basically alienated the richest dude on the planet, who, from a lot of appearences was pretty sympathetic to liberal causes. When I was in Washington around 94-95 Bill was big in pushing some gun control laws. He's always been pretty open about his support for increased taxation for increased wealth (lately his Dad has been supporting the death tax.) His new big issue seems to be world hunger and fighting AIDS, essentially democratic concerns. For the most part, I think Bill would have been pretty friendly to a Clinton Administration.
posted by wil forbis 4/9/2001 06:12:35 PM
Sunday, April 08, 2001
Spent part of last night adding some new works to forbisthemighty.com that I would like to call your attention to. First off, finally officially put some video stuff up, a real video segment of me singing my blues tribute to cats, Meow, Meow. It's kind of blurry, but I think that gives it a Cezanne quality. You'll need real player to view it.
Also typed in a piece I wrote many months ago about sitting in a Seattle martini bar. It's called The Best Martini in Town.
Saleeby... do you find it frightening that even though Pete Moss is easily the most misogynistic male around here, he seems to be dating a lot more than we are....?
posted by wil forbis 4/8/2001 10:59:31 AM
Saturday, April 07, 2001
Ahhh, yes... back home, staring at the computer listening to Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers. Life is good.
I've been noticing that as I get older my head gets more skeletal in structure. Don't get me wrong, I still have the boyish, Mathew Broderick-esque good looks America has come to know and love, but I notice as you look at my face you get a more accurate representation of what my skull must look like. I wonder if I'll end up looking like that old guy from the Poltergeist films. Damn, he was a ghastly piece.
What... what's that Chelsea?... you want me to what? Jesus, woman, you're a machine....!
posted by wil forbis 4/7/2001 01:12:08 PM
Uhhhgh.... damn... just got done with a six hour marathon sex session with Chelsea Clinton.... She heard I was defending her in my blog and she was all like "Wil, I want to repay you for what you've done." I was like "Hop to it, sweet thing." Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Pete Moss... while you're on your shitty ass date! I'll be having Chelsea recreating reel 4 from Deep Throat!
Ughhh.... now that I'm back in town I remember how much I dislike Sacramento. What a boring town. Met an interesting couple at a bar tonight... but still... things are slow moving here.
posted by wil forbis 4/7/2001 12:33:59 AM
Friday, April 06, 2001
You know, I'm getting sick and tired of you queers knocking Chelsea Clinton. I saw she grew into a magnificant piece and I mean it! Not in the class of the Bush twins, but still up there.
These blogs must start to get awfully confusing to people who don't realize they interconnect information between all the acid logic blogs. Ultimately, the blogs have grown into an organic organism of communication that spreads across the gamut of email, guestbook etc... One day it will be realized for the genuis that it is.
Speaking of organic organisms, ever see "Island of Terror"? A bunch of scientists go to an island and find these giant snail like creatures that eat human bone. Eventually they kill them by feeding them irradiated cattle. It was on AMC a few nights ago.
posted by wil forbis 4/6/2001 09:51:47 AM
Wednesday, April 04, 2001
Hey, Pete, how come you never offered to give me cunnilingus? I thought we were bros, man.
A few people have asked how Chelsea Clinton fits into my "The Candidate with the best Looking Kids always Wins" theory. Too be honest, though she started out plain, I think Cheals grew into a pretty decent looking piece.
posted by wil forbis 4/4/2001 03:09:27 PM
Tuesday, April 03, 2001
D'ja hear the news? A U.S. spyplane crashed into an airborne Michelle Yeoh today. She was filming scenes for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Part 2."
posted by wil forbis 4/3/2001 05:47:04 PM
Tarryn: Why in God's name are you complaining that no one ever answers your Acid Logic guestbook entries? You've got 30 pages of Pete Moss offering you oral sex for christ's sake!
posted by wil forbis 4/3/2001 12:34:02 PM
I gotta tell you Saleeby, not only do I disagree with your assement of the White House (Granted a Gore White House didn't really excite me) I especially disagree with your statement that Van Halen is better off without Sammy Hagar. Sure, David Lee will always be the man, but that first Van Hagar album wasn't bad. It was truckloads of shit better than that Gary Cherone piece of crap.
If anything, they oughtta just drop lead singers and do an instrumental/Ventures kinda thing for awhile.
posted by wil forbis 4/3/2001 12:28:53 PM
The trouble with shaving cream is that it looks so much like whip cream you want to eat it. But, boy, the minute you do... you sure are sorry!
posted by wil forbis 4/3/2001 12:22:00 PM
Sunday, April 01, 2001
Goddamn... what a weekend. Well, it really wasn't much of a weekend really, no sex with midgets or cocaine orgies. Went up to Seattle, saw a quasi Satanic play, visited the Experience Music Project (Paul Allen's giant Jimi hendrix tribute museum.) Finally arrive back in town Sunday night to discover some pussy virus on my main computer. Easily taken care of, but I'm too tired at this point.
Anyway, so I guess I won't be putting up a new acid logic tonight... I'm getting a litle wary of the Bondurant thing anyway, but I think it's still a go. Cusack didn't seem to mind his interview, I can't see how a nobody like Bondurant can do anything.
posted by wil forbis 4/1/2001 11:06:05 PM
these other exciting Acid Logic blogs...
Crawling - By Tarryn Stewart
Immerse yourself in tales from across the Atlantic as Tarryn recounts
her adventures and offers helpful advice and magical incantations.
The Mirror - By Jesss Morel
Try your damndest to keep up with the visceral, tangential world of
and Vinegar - the Blog of Pete Moss
Pete Moss makes home in a world few dare tread. A place of classic
motorcycles, celebrity hobnobbing, drug fueled ruminations and an
endless love affair with female genitalia.
and Disdain - By Cody Wayne
A page devoted to daily revelatory thoughts, usually involving graphic
references to sexual anatomy and the goo that said parts squirt, tales
of real-life craziness, and often times referring to love and the
collective consciousness of the Universe...
|An Ordinary Boy - By Alex Kidd
View the flavorful writing styles of a 20 something bipolar living on the corner of insanity and absolute bliss. Don't come here looking for a
good time. Unfiltered, uncouth, and no cat pictures. (WARNING: Some porn and human deformities... often in the same image.)
|Jihad Against Cowardice: A Defense of Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect
An archived blog protesting ABC cancellation of Politically Incorrect. Contains an overview of some of the last shows.