Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Daily Bleed for September 21st

Daily Bleed. 13th Anniversary....
The cheery bloody details,
Read all about it...



Pioneer science fiction writer, radical socialist, visionary.

recipients have the day off. If this falls on a weekend
or any other day,
take a full week off, on full pay...


1870 -- Make Room, Make Room!?: Decree from
Norton I, "Dei Gratia" Emperor of the United States
& Protector of Mexico, that the Grand Hotel
furnish him rooms under penalty of being banished.

1870 -- Joshua Norton I, "Dei Gratia" Emperor of the
United States & Protector of Mexico, He Banishes a

WHEREAS, one Phillipmagilder Alamagoozalum
Whangdoodlum Larryum Murrayum is engaged in
plotting with conspirators to usurp our prerogatives
& is a traitor to our person & scepter...

1881 -- Ernst Frick lives (1881-1956), Swiss artist,
archaeologist & scholar of primitive languages
(Anarchist - Kunstmaler - Archäologe - Urspracheforscher).

1904 -- Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce dies in his lodge
at Nespelem, Washington; agency physician lists cause
of death as "a broken heart."

1913 -- US: "Mother" Jones leads a march of miners'
children through the streets of Charleston.

1921 -- Russia: The anarchist poet Lev Chernyi is shot by the Cheka.

1934 -- Leonard Cohen lives, Montreal, Canada.

What is a Saint?

Far from flying with the angels, he traces with the fidelity of a
seismograph needle the state of the solid bloody landscape.
His house is dangerous & finite, but he is at home in the world.
He can love the shape of human beings, the fine & twisted
shapes of the heart.

1937 -- J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit published.

Michael Moorcock, also a fantasy & scifi writer
despises Tolkien's written work, calling the Lord of the Rings,
"John Buchan for teenagers. A compendium of disguised bigotry
& English high church snobbery.

"I hate it for exactly those qualities which made it so popular.
It's a lullaby. Not sure we need lullabies at the moment.

"Unless we're all just going to give up, go to sleep & wake
up dead."


1947 -- Stephen King begins a horrorible life.

1957 -- During this month [I don't have the exact day — ed.],
Guy Debord begins work on "Mémoires," a book 'composed
entirely of prefabricated elements.'

1963 -- War Resisters League organizes first
anti-Vietnam War demonstration in the US.

1965 -- The Jefferson Airplane opens for Lightnin'
Hopkins at the Matrix on Fillmore St.

And he say

oooooooohhhh mister charlie
your rollin mill is burnin down

— Lightnin Hopkins, "Once in the Country"

1976 -- Former Chilean Foreign Minister & Ambassador
to the U.S. Orlando Letelier, & his colleague Ronni
Moffitt, a US citizen, are murdered in Washington D.C.
by CIA-supported agents of U.S.-installed Beloved &
Respected Comrade Leader Chilean President
Augusto Pinochet.

Human rights are universal. & there is no
statute of limitations for crimes against
human rights.

— Carlos Fuentes, "A Victim of Pinochet"

...The man in the river

wears a white shirt, dark pants & sprawls
as if sleeping while water riffles his hair.
This is a photograph from the coup or golpe,

meaning also hit or shock — just one death
from thirty thousand.

— Stephen Dobyns, "Paco"


Background materials on the Chilean workers' movement
in the 1970s,

1986 -- Hunter S. Thompson claims he remained
sober on this day.

Ah, lives there a man with soul so dead,
who never to himself hath said
As he hunched and rolled in his comfortable bed:
To hell with the rent... I'll drink instead!

— Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway

1986 -- Former Beloved & Respected Comrade Philippine
Leader Imelda Marcos explains why there were
so so so so many shoes (several thousand) in her closets:

"Everybody kept their shoes there.
The maids ... everybody."

1997 -- The Daily Bleed lives.

History has never been the same.

2001 -- Fourth anniversary.

"In the carriages of the past, you
can't go anywhere."

— Maxim Gorky, The Lower Depths


2003 -- Umpteenth anniversary of the Daily Bleed.

Currently 600+ subscribers to the daily email virgin;
118, 911 have visited the Daily Bleed Archives;
no way of knowing how sneak through the back doors,
though each day now hosts about 200 readers a day.

27,240 visitors to our Anti-authoritarian Encyclopedia since
March, 2001; 184 to our Stan Iverson Lirbrary since Nov 2002
(the counter has been stuck on this figure since the first month)...

We still hold the record for having once received a $10 donation
(which we promptly drank back in '99).

We have also recently given ourselves an award, noting
after all these years no one else about to do so.


(Repetition bears repeating)

2006 -- No donations, no awards. Just chug, chug, chuggin' along,
254,212 visitors since May of 2005

"Scufflin' like ducks in the desert."

2010 -- Umpteenthieth anniversary. 1,753,000 visitors since May 2005
U do the math, my head hurts....

Thems the facts as we knows them or has dressed them
up as nessessairy...


"The truth is more important than the facts. "

— Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)



— anti-CopyRite 1997-3000, more or less,
reseverabrated for eternity

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