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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Thomas Arthur Schaefer – Performance Event

SPRINGVALE PARK is the new location.... away from the weekenders and close to our favorite watering hole the El Myr. Springvale park is a short hop down Euclid Ave. Check out the map.



This weekend Thomas Arthur Schaefer will be performing his newest performance piece "Put It In A Letter". This is a free performance and open to the public. The performance will be recorded and available through cherrylipped.com.

"Put It In A Letter"
Springvale Park
Euclid Ave. NE & Elizabeth St. NE
July 2, 2005 — 4:20 PM

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

SMITTEN

smitten
adj 1: (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming; "conscience-smitten"; "awe-struck" [syn: stricken, struck] 2: marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness; "she was crazy about him"; "gaga over the rock group's new album"; "he was infatuated with her" [syn: crazy, dotty, gaga, enamored, infatuated, in love, soft on(p), taken with(p)]

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

These Are The Last Days…

I FOUND THIS DISTURBING ARTICLE THIS MORNING


Boffins create zombie dogs
By Nick Buchan of NEWS.com.au
June 27, 2005

Eerie ... boffins have brought dead dogs back to life, in the name of science. SCIENTISTS have created eerie zombie dogs, reanimating the canines after several hours of clinical death in attempts to develop suspended animation for humans.

US scientists have succeeded in reviving the dogs after three hours of clinical death, paving the way for trials on humans within years. Pittsburgh's Safar Centre for Resuscitation Research has developed a technique in which subject's veins are drained of blood and filled with an ice-cold salt solution. The animals are considered scientifically dead, as they stop breathing and have no heartbeat or brain activity. But three hours later, their blood is replaced and the zombie dogs are brought back to life with an electric shock. Plans to test the technique on humans should be realised within a year, according to the Safar Centre.

However rather than sending people to sleep for years, then bringing them back to life to benefit from medical advances, the boffins would be happy to keep people in this state for just a few hours, but even this should be enough to save lives such as battlefield casualties and victims of stabbings or gunshot wounds, who have suffered huge blood loss. During the procedure blood is replaced with saline solution at a few degrees above zero. The dogs' body temperature drops to only 7C, compared with the usual 37C, inducing a state of hypothermia before death. Although the animals are clinically dead, their tissues and organs are perfectly preserved. Damaged blood vessels and tissues can then be repaired via surgery. The dogs are brought back to life by returning the blood to their bodies, giving them 100% oxygen and applying electric shocks to restart their hearts. Tests show they are perfectly normal, with no brain damage.

"The results are stunning. I think in 10 years we will be able to prevent death in a certain segment of those using this technology," said one US battlefield doctor.


THERE IS SOMETHING TO BE SAID ABOUT MAN CHEATING AWAY DEATH. IT'S ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT AS A CHILD YOU'D DAY-DREAM ABOUT, BUT NOW AS AN ADULT AND CONSIDERING THE CURRENT STATE OF THE WORLD WE ARE LIVING IN, WE HAVE REACHED A FAR MORE CRITICAL JUNCTURE IN OUR EXISTENCE THAN A CHILD'S MERE DAY-DREAMS. I'M NOT A MAN THAT BELIEVES IN THE CONVENTIONS OF MODREN DAY OR EVEN ANCIENT RELIGION. I BELIEVE IN QUANTUM MECHANICS & CHAOS. THE OTHER THING I BELIEVE IN IS THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS. BRINGING A DOG BACK TO LIFE IS ONE THING, BUT TO COMMANDEER A CONSCIOUSNESS FROM THE TORRENT OF THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS IS SOMETHING I DO NOT BELIEVE IN. THESE SCIENTISTS WILL NOT HELP HUMANS CHEAT DEATH. THEY WILL ONLY BE CREATING WALKING CORPSES THAT ARE ONLY FAMILIAR SHADOWS OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS THAT ONCE OCCUPIED THESE HUSKS.



Monday, June 27, 2005

Cherrylipped Charter

Today starts my new life plan.

A consistent regiment of:
- morning: video interview — 5:00 am
- morning: body — 5:30 am - 6:30 am
- consistent written and picture daily blog entries
- specified art production (no variants)
- three correspondence mailing per week — Mon. Wed. Fri.
- reading and digestion of one book a week
- tri-weekly interaction with out-of-town friends
- bi-weekly social interaction with the local arts community
- web site completion by September 1, 2005
- (most importantly) fun & love

…and the last regiment is one of those things I've never really had.

Commitment - Strength - Allegiance - Mandate

A movie I once saw said... "I'll wear my sword at my side." I believe what it means is that at any given moment, if one strays from the path, he should have no anguish I relieving himself of command. The burden he carries by his side should be heavy enough to transform him into a straight line, capable of any act — whether in the face of victory or defeat.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

A unit of illumination equal to 1 lumen per square meter — 0.0929 foot candle



Dispite the copious new love I have in my heart now, today I have so far spent 10 hours working on my web site. I'm happy to say I've completed building, programing and testing the main sites new menu structure. There's gonna be so much stuff on this site eventually. It's such a daunting feeling knowing you're going to layout everything you've ever done for the public to view and criticise.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

London Sour's So Sweet

"So what do you think?" she said candidly. "Feels like I'm in a modern day Hitchcock staring Fay Wray and Don Ho." I huridly replied.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

The Outlaw Josey Wales



The Outlaw Josey Wales
Watched this classic western from my film libray last night... love this film. Best part is when Eastwood flips his guns around and kills two men at the trading post. Watched it in slow-motion again and again.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Black Dahlia



George A. Romero's — Land of the Dead
EARLY SCREENING

'Gore, Gore, Gore... with fireworks and dreams of Canada. The last 10 minetes of this film are a damn shame.'

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Drive-In

Convoy (1978)



Kristofferson and MacGraw...ain't nothin' gonna get in their way!

Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...
Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall.

Kris Kristofferson — Rubber Duck aka Martin Penwald
Ali MacGraw — Melissa
Ernest Borgnine — Sheriff Lyle Wallace aka Cottonmouth
Burt Young — Pig Pen/Love Machine



What a god-awful long film. Sam Peckinpah this movie is just about as pointless as the 'Osterman Weekend' and as boring as 'Straw Dogs'. The only thing that saved you pal was the Drive-in and the fact that I could yellout 'CONVOY' really loud without people getting pissed.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Monday, June 13, 2005

Grand Ball Room: The Birds

Performance Piece: Alfred Hitchocks — The Birds

Grand Ballroom Navy Pier — Chicago, IL

Thomas Schaefer as Rod Taylor as Mitch Brenner
Cassandra Zimmerman as Tippi Hedren as Melanie Daniels

Cinematography by:
Phil Holenbeck
Scott Newman
Aaron Barker
Matt George
Thomas Schaefer

Saturday, June 11, 2005

In Chicago Today

Aaron Barker Fan Club to become Huge Phenomenon. Everyone is catching the fever.... it's simply madness in the streets of Chicago.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Saturday, June 04, 2005

A return

There are two types of people in the world. First, those that write about what they want to do with their lives. Second, those who are out there doing it. Erstwhile, I have been doing the second. The blog is back. Greetings to you all.

Friday, June 03, 2005

June 3, 2005

3. The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was. Nobody’d move. . . . Nobody’d be different. The only thing that would be different would be you.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

June 02, 2005

2. [Ackley] took another look at my hat . . . “Up home we wear a hat like that to shoot deer in, for Chrissake,” he said. “That’s a deer shooting hat.”
“Like hell it is.” I took it off and looked at it. I sort of closed one eye, like I was taking aim at it. “This is a people shooting hat,” I said. “I shoot people in this hat.”

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

June 01, 2005

1. “Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.”
“Yes, sir. I know it is. I know it.”
Game, my ass. Some game. If you get on the side where all the hot-shots are, then it’s a game, all right—I’ll admit that. But if you get on the other side, where there aren’t any hot-shots, then what’s a game about it? Nothing. No game.