12.15.2008

Read Charles Bukowski...

there is enough treachery, hatred, violence, absurdity in the average human being to supply any given army on any given day
and the best at murder are those who preach against it
and the best at hate are those who preach love
and the best at war, finally, are those who preach peace
those who preach god, need god
those who preach peace do not have peace
those who preach peace do not have love
beware the preachers
beware the knowers
beware those who are always reading books
beware those who either detest poverty or are proud of it
beware those quick to praise, for they need praise in return
beware those who are quick to censor, they are afraid of what they do not know
beware those who seek constant crowds for they are nothing alone
beware the average man, the average woman, beware their love, their love is average, seeks average, but there is genius in their hatred. There is enough genius in their hatred to kill you. To kill anybody not wanting solitude. Not understanding solitude, they will attempt to destroy anything that differs from their own.
Not being able to create art, they will not understand art. They will consider their failure as creators only as a failure of the world.
Not being able to love fully, they will believe your love incomplete, and then they will hate you and their hatred will be perfect.
Like a shining diamond
like a knife
like a mountain
like a tiger
like hemlock
their finest art

11.21.2008

I Miss Mitch Hedberg!





I called the hotel operator and she said, "How can I direct your call?" I said, "Well, you could say 'Action!', and I'll begin to dial. And when I say 'Goodbye', then you can yell 'Cut!'"

A dog came to my door, so I gave him a bone, the dog took the bone into the back yard and buried it. I'm going to go plant a tree there, with bones on it, then the dog will come back and say, "Shoot! It worked! I must distribute these bones equally for I have a green paw!"

Cavities are made by sugar. So if you need to dig a hole, then lay down some candy bars!

I like cottage cheese. That's why I want to try other dwelling cheeses, too. How about studio apartment cheese? Tent cheese? Mobile home cheese? Do not eat mobile home cheese in a tornado.

I went to the airport, I put my bag in the x-ray machine, I found out my bag has

Magicians disappear all the time, but as soon as a regular person does it, everyone is all scared. "Tom's gone!" "Is he a magician?" "No." "Then let's print up some flyers!"

Some comics get drunk before a show. I don't. When I get drunk, I don't want to stand in front of a bunch of people that I don't know. That does not sound comfortable. Why have all these people gathered? And why am I elevated and not facing the same way as everyone else? And what is this electric stick in my hand? I want a chair too!

This one guy said, "Look at that girl. She's got a nice butt." I said, "Yeah, I bet she can sit down excellently!"

This one commercial said, "Forget everything you know about slipcovers." So I did, and it was a load off of my mind. Then the commercial tried to sell slipcovers, but I didn't know what they were!

I bought a scratch off lottery ticket, but then I accidentally spilled calamine lotion on it, so it did not need to be scratched. Shoot! I will not know if I have won!

I ate one anchovy, and that is why I did not eat two anchovies.

I saw a billboard for the lottery. It said, "Estimated lottery jackpot 55 million dollars." I did not know that was estimated. That would suck if you won and they said, "Oh, we were off by two zeroes. We estimate that you are angry."

I got a belt on that's holding up my pants, and the pants have belt loops that hold up the belt. What's going on here? Who is the real hero?

Kittens play with yarn, they bat it around. What they're really doing is saying, "I can't knit, get this away from me!"

I met this girl, she was an actress, and she gave me her number. It started with 555.

If you don't know a light bulb is a three-way light bulb, it messes with your head. You reach to turn it off, and it just gets brighter! That's the exact opposite of what I wanted you to do! So you turn the switch again, and it gets brighter once more! I will break you, light bulb!

I went to a restaurant with my friend, and he said, "Pass the salt." I said, "Screw you! Sit closer to the salt."

You know when you see an advertisement for a casino, and they have a picture of a guy winning money? That's false advertising, because that happens the least. That's like if you're advertising a hamburger, they could show a guy choking. "This is what happened once."

I have a Sharpie. I love Sharpies. You know what they say on them? Not for letter writing. That sucks. Now I have to communicate with my dad using numbers.

If a drink was ice cold, it would be impossible to drink. Because it would be solid. Here's a drink, Mitch - it's ice cold. Fuck! I guess I could lick it.

I don't get the regular AIDS test anymore. I get the roundabout AIDS test. I ask my friend Brian, "Do you know anybody who has AIDS?” He says, "No". I say, "Cool, because you know me."

I saw a lady on TV, she was born without arms. That's sad, but then they said, "Lola does not know the meaning of the word 'can't'." That, to me, is even worse in a way. Not only is she missing arms, but she doesn't understand simple contractions. It's easy, Lola - you just take two words, put them together, take out the middle letters, put in a comma, and you raise it up!

I like when they say a movie is inspired by a true story. That's kind of silly. "Hey, Mitch, did you hear that story about that lady who drove her car into the lake with her kids and they all drowned?" "Yeah, I did, and you know what - that inspires me to write a movie about a gorilla!"

I was walking down the street with a friend, and he said, "I hear music." As if there was any other way you can take it in. That's how I receive it too. You're not special.

I was in a convenience store, reading a magazine. The clerk told me, "this is not a library!" "OK! I will talk louder, then!"

I lived in an apartment, and I had a neighbor. I knew that whenever he knocked on the wall, he wanted me to turn my music down. I'd mess with his head. I'd say, "Go around. I cannot open the wall!"

I bought myself a parrot, but it did not say "I'm hungry", and so it died.

I went to a cigar store, the man behind the counter asked me, "What kind of cigars do you like?" I answered, "It's a Boys."

I want to be a race car passenger: just a guy who bugs the driver. "Say man, can I turn on the radio? You should slow down. Why do we gotta keep going in circles?

I wrote a script, and I gave it to a guy who reads scripts, and he really likes it, but he thinks I need to rewrite it. I said, "Screw that, I'll just make a copy!"

2-in-1 is a stupid term, because 1 is not big enough to hold 2. That's why 2 was created.

At my hotel room, my friend came over and asked to use the phone. I said "Certainly." He said "Do I need to dial 9?" I say "Yeah. Especially if it's in the number. You can try 4 and 5 back to back real quick."

I ordered a club sandwich, but I'm not even a member. "I like my sandwiches with three pieces of bread." "Well, so do I!" "Then let's form a club." "OK, but we need some more stipulations. Instead of cutting the sandwich once, let's cut it again. Yes, four triangles, arranged in a circle, and in the middle we will dump chips." "How do you feel about frilly toothpicks?" "I'm for 'em!" "Well, this club is formed."

My lucky number is four billion. That doesn't come in real handy when you're gambling. "Come on, four billion! Darn! Seven. Not even close. I need more dice."

I saw this wino, he was eating grapes. I said, "Dude, you have to wait."

I used to do drugs. I still do drugs. But I used to, too.

I think Pringles initial intention was to make tennis balls. But on the day that the rubber was supposed to show up, a big truckload of potatoes arrived. But Pringles is a laid back company. They said, "Screw it. Cut 'em up!"

An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You would never see an "Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order" sign, just "Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience."

I'm against picketing, but I don't know how to show it.

I wanna hang a map of the world at my house. Then I wanna stick pins in the locations that I've traveled to. But first I have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won't fall down.

It's very dangerous to wave to people you don't know because what if they don't have a hand? They'll think you're cocky. Look what I have. This thing is useful. I'm gonna go pick something up.

You know when a company wants to use letters in their phone number, but often they'll use too many letters? "Call 1-800-I-Really-Enjoy-Brand-New-Carpeting." Too many letters, man, must I dial them all? "Hello? Hold on, man, I'm only on 'Enjoy.' How did you know I was calling? You're good, I can see why they hired you!"

Someone handed me a picture and said, "This is a picture of me when I was younger." Every picture of you is when you were younger. "Here's a picture of me when I'm older." How you'd pull that off? What's that camera look like?

I saw on HBO they were advertising a boxing match "It's a fight to the finish". That's a good place to end.

Every McDonald's commercial ends the same way: Prices and participation may vary. I wanna open a McDonald's and not participate in anything. I wanna be a stubborn McDonald's owner. "Cheeseburgers?" "Nope! We got spaghetti, and blankets."

I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammable and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.

I walked by a dry cleaner at 3 am, and there was a sign: "Sorry, we're closed" You don't have to be sorry, it's 3 am, and you're a dry cleaner! It would be ridiculous for me to expect you to be open! I'm not gonna walk in at 10 am and say "I walked by here at 3 and you were closed - somebody owes me an apology!"

I had a job interview with an insurance company, and the lady said, "Where do you see yourself in five years?" I said, "Celebrating the fifth year anniversary of you asking me that question."

On a traffic light yellow means yield, and green means go. On a banana, it's just the opposite, yellow means go ahead, green means stop, and red means, where'd you get that banana?

Xylophone is spelled with an X. That's wrong. It should be a Z up front. Next time you spell Xylophone, use a Z. If someone says, "That's wrong!", you say, "No, it ain't." If you think that's wrong, then you need to have your head Z-rayed.

11.20.2008

Who Else Is A Genius?


Glad you asked. Crispin Glover of course. I am less obsessed with him today, but 15 years ago...

I have met him a few times, always very cool and was grateful when I gave him a painting I did for him as his character from Rubin and Ed.

Genius.






My New Hero! Listen To BEARDO!









This vision of the future appeared to me at the Mickey Avalon show last night. I think Suicidal Tendencies and The Beastie Boys had a child...the new god is named BEARDO!


10.21.2008

10.10.2008

Dear politicians and Americans who believe in political parties,

I hate you.

Get over yourselves and worry about the fucking country you dipshits! It's not going to matter what party is running the country when it goes down in financial flames. I don't give a shit whose daughter is pregnant or who had dinner with someone who did something bad 40 years ago. I care about the future of this country, not your highschool gossip bullshit.

Do you really think that I'm stupid enough to fall for your diversionary tactics? Really? Well then fuck you!

Please. Please, just one of you, tell us specifically what you are going to do for the people of the United States.

I'm proud of America, but embarrassed to be an American. Please change that.

KIRK!

Willie Turns 75... Still Ruling It!



"I've outlived my dick."

-Willie Nelson



Move Over Jesus

I guess we should start worshipping this baby Shark and basing our politics and military decisions on our new religion while smugly stating how our magical beliefs are better than "theirs".

I wonder if the three wise men were there?

In Shark we trust!



RICHMOND, Va. - Scientists have confirmed the second case of a "virgin birth" in a shark.


In a study reported Friday in the Journal of Fish Biology, scientists said DNA testing proved that a pup carried by a female Atlantic blacktip shark in the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center contained no genetic material from a male.

The first documented case of asexual reproduction, or parthenogenesis, among sharks involved a pup born to a hammerhead at an Omaha, Neb., zoo.

"This first case was no fluke," Demian Chapman, a shark scientist and lead author of the second study, said in a statement. "It is quite possible that this is something female sharks of many species can do on occasion."

The aquarium sharks that reproduced without mates each carried only one pup, while some shark species can produce litters numbering in the dozen or more. The scientists cautioned that the rare asexual births should not be viewed as a possible solution to declining global shark populations....

9.24.2008

Hot Rod Her0!



Hot Rod Hero!


Hot Rod Hero!






One of my heroes, Rich "Pure Hell" Guasco, dropped off some of his personal photos to be scanned for an upcoming article. His "Wally" is sitting on my desk! Too cool!


9.22.2008

What the fuck is wrong with people?


Please take your art car to Burning Man or something. Stop confusing people with your useless garbage. This car actually made me want to hit the builder.


9.02.2008

Listen To Mickey Avalon

For twenty you get Chachi, but Forty gets you Fonzie.

R.I.P. Ruler




I've been a fan since I was six. Thanks for rulin' it! Say hi to J.C. for me. 

Listen to Jerry Reed.

KIRK!

P.S.   J.C. = Johnny Cash, stupid.

Idiot

KIRK! co-founded Billetproof, owned 11:11 Operations, art directed and designed for Ocean Pacific and Joe Boxer (before they went into the toilet), and currently runs the Goodguys Gazette magazine. When it comes to hot rods, kustoms and bikes he's too stupid to say no.