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wThursday, June 23, 2005


Judy and I are going away for a few days. Yippie blogs return on Monday.
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My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew. For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html Thank you Third Page
And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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Come Again

Nice seeing Bush
falling apart
dropping personality parts
all over evil actions
and
inability to utter words of logic,

will Saudi billionaires
take kindly to his plight
once again catapulting his ratings
by dropping second shoe
on American skyscraper?

No more talk of Jeb
Dubya is the smart one.

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Day In The Life -- We must be turning into Yuppies (a strange delayed side effect from chemotherapy?) because yesterday we bought shock absorption adjustable walking sticks from REI.

Judy's 62nd birthday is this Saturday. We will be celebrating it in Bend on Friday night. I met her in late 1967 and we married in 1977, after a long courtship carried out under the strict laws of Yippie modesty. She's as creative and energetic and big eyed beautiful as ever, and has long been the center of my life. Happy Birthday Gumbo!

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Speaking of Judy, we watched a Canadian film starring Ingrid Veninger last night, called Hide and Seek. Ingrid also played Judy in the more recent Steal This Movie. Produced for the CBC in 1977, Hide and Seek has the basic plot of War Games before it was made. It's all about a meta program that can think for itself and is growing increasingly paranoid about being discovered and destroyed. And of course it was created by a high school kid and Ingrid happens to be his very cute, scene stealing girl friend. Here's a factoid that had very limited interest, Ingrid played Judy in the Abbie biopic and her name in Hide and Seek is Jessica. That's our daughter's name. All in the family.


posted by stew at 8:26 AM


wWednesday, June 22, 2005


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew. For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html Thank you Third Page
And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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Get Your Kicks

Prime Minister of Vietnam
came calling at the White Bush House
he got a half hour of Dubya's down time
but not an invitation to lunch
and
a NY Times story fell below the fold.

Back in the days of fighting atheistic Communism
we knew every little city and town
along the Ho Chi Minh Highway
but now we fight God soaked Muslims
and
Ho's Highway is like Rte 66
for the sentimental tourist

Vietnam would be Barstow
except Bill Gates has other ideas.

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A Day In The Life -- A very good guy I met when we were planing the first San Francisco Be-In in 1967 is in an advanced stage of Hep C and needs a liver transplant. He just had a mild stroke. Power and good fortune to him. A short time back I thought I soon be in his situation. But I beat the rap, and thus the fate of other Hep C victims has become a very personal matter. There but for fortune go you or go I.

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Imagine: John Lennon - The Definitive Film Portrait -- A documentary of John Lennon as Beatlle and as Yoko's husband. The film has a lot of wonderfully redubbed music from the great days of John, Paul, George and Ringo, and also from the Lennon, partially on his own, aftermath. If reading some iconoclastic biography of John has caused you to think he wasn't a genius (admittedly a sometimes silly one) watch this film and repent. As for the Lennon biography it is presented in a somewhat superficial and unmotivated way. The part about me and my Yippie mates and John and his radical politics is left out completely. His deportation troubles with the Nixon administration are eluded to but never explained. Someone should make a documentary about this fascinating subject. Oh right they are, and I'm going to be in it. Imagine that.


posted by stew at 9:08 AM


wTuesday, June 21, 2005


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew. For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html Thank you Third Page
And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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The Servant

Brawling Bolton can't
walk through the front door
cause he's not being invited in
by either Lords or Ladies
but servant Igor
knows the house will soon be empty
his masters going on vacation
he's got a key to the back door
for Bolton
who promised to do his bidding beautifully
by behaving brutally.

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Day In The Life -- I just got an e-mail from a couple bicycling through America and picking up tales of counter culture from various and sundry characters they meet along the way. It sounds like a cross between an interview and a conversation. It should be interesting.

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Bon Voyage -- A French film about the Nazi invasion and take over of France and yes there is drama and tragedy in its themes but basically (and unbelievably) this film is a hilarious fast paced screwball comedy where even the Nazi spy, played by Peter Coyote is more interested in fucking a French movie star than stealing the A bomb's secret or capturing a famous Jewish scientist. The beautiful movie star played by Isabelle Adjani is a magnificent manipulator who kills one man and wraps most others around her sexy finger. The idea is to get the scientist and his heavy water out of France and a gangster, a novelist, a student and some very eccentric Frenchmen join in the effort as the movie star seeks to avoid being found out for her killing and in so doing get everybody tangled up in her affairs. As the Brits use to say,the French they are a funny race.


posted by stew at 8:43 AM


wMonday, June 20, 2005


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew. For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html Thank you Third Page
And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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In For Stormy Weather

Lightning flashing in a neighboring sky
bright and brilliant jags lighting up
a sun filled sunset
meaning business
getting closer
silent bolts
and sometimes not so noticeable
but then rumbling with threatening thunder
getting much noisier.

A brilliant rainbow emerges close enough to touch
the sky becoming light and darkness
seemingly setting a border for the coming assault,

proclaiming even bold storms
of eerie propensity
have their limitation.
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Day In The Life -- Judy and I went hiking in the Wildwood Recreation Area, in the vicinity of Mt. Hood. Walking around the powerful Salmon River amidst the tall trees is quite a joy and so is that enclosed area that lets you look beneath the river surface at the small and growing fishes that live and journey in the river. Also strolling in the Wetlands is always mind blowing. The great moss, giant ferns, new trees growing out of ancient tree stumps and even the oversized skunk cabbage took strong charge of our imagination. The Wetlands were wetter, the water higher than we have ever seen. And Judy with digital camera took tons of photographs. It was interesting comparing this forest with the recently visited Sonoran desert, both scenes of amazing beauty, the desert's magic is sparse and the forest practices a much more lush seduction.


posted by stew at 9:42 AM


wSunday, June 19, 2005


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew. For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html Thank you Third Page
And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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Cozy

Concentration camps and gas chambers
were built by giant German capitalists
who had a cozy crony "in"
with a very friendly Hitler administration.

A shining new air conditioned prison
is gonna be built
on the brilliant shores of Gitmo Bay
with all modern conveniences
of brutal pursuasion
by warm hearted Halliburton
who in coven and clan
join the Bush administration
in constructing so many chain, chain, chain.
Cheney of Fools.
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Day In The Life-- Judy and I had an easy Saturday of no responsibility and a movie, book reading and a pizza. Not an "important" day but after 11 months plus of chemo significance, its so good and enjoyable that we can once again just mellow through a day.

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Batman Begins -- The advances are true, this is a non-campy version of the Bat and an excellent film. It takes up the old comic book explanation of Batman's existence, reminding us that as a young boy Bruce Wayne witnessed his wealthy parents being murdered in the street and then vowed vengeance against all criminals and criminal systems. The film version adds a troubled guilt ridden adolescence and Wayne's own petty criminal acts which put him in a Chinese prison where he is rescued by a Caucasian mystic who is himself a hater of crime. Wayne is recruited into a secret monastic sect that does its training at the top of a stormy snowy Asian mountain and, like the Batman to be, is committed to fighting crime. But something is wrong with these guys, while they are impressive for their martial arts skills they also seem like crazed cruel fanatics in their cause. At this point Judy and I feared that Batman Begins might turn into a brilliantly created work of fascist art. But many fantastic plot twists and one that is very psychedelic await us and in the end we needn't have worried. I don't want to write anymore about the plot because I fear I might give too much away. I will just say that even if you have refused every Batman flick to date and didn't even like the comic book check this one out. It's kind of amazing.


posted by stew at 10:25 AM