From Chaos to Order and Back Again.

The weekends are slow in the blogesphere, which is why I took most of it off. I hope no one minded. :) Do not count me in as one of the ecstatic faux kewl people going on about the return of "The Cube". I really don't care and didn't miss it a bit. The only good thing I have to say about it is that it came back clean. Germo-phobe that I am this made my day. I love that I can come home late - after a long day of classes and vague wanderings on the streets of the city - rest for a couple of hours ,eat, scroll around the computer and then voila it's midnight..... the night has just begun. It was pretty dark in the haven for below the street people, the happy hour started at 12:30 AM; the food was free and they didn't break your arm if you didn't purchase a drink. Friday night they had added free sushi/sashimi, most of the people were diving into the free dead bird wings with hot sauce so I did not feel like a common criminal taking three helpings of the fishy stuff. I am running still so I need the fuel. Dead fish indeed, but only recently dead fish; at least I hope...that is what they tell me. I believe them because I am starving, going to eat it anyway, and I want to believe that what I put into my mouth is not long dead (only the newly dead for me). I am; after all, not a hyena. I was wearing black boots, but they were not shiny. I don't know why this came to mind except that the women sitting next to me in the bar had black boots on as well only they sparkled, and when the light caught them they shimmered and startled me. I pointed the shininess of the boots out to one of the people I was with and mentioned that I wished my boots were shiny.( you say stupid stuff like that late at night in bars ) He said " you're not a shiny person your boots should be muted". I found this strange and wanted to ask if I was a subtle , shattery person but didn't want to go there so I shoved some raw tuna in my mouth to prevent that very question. It was my third piece and it sort of stuck there for a time before taking it's turn down the great esopageal slide, and for a moment death by sashimi ran past a few brain cells and was gone. I must have still looked like I had the shiny boot question on my mind because he said," look at it this way some people have to add the shine and some people don't". Who knows what he really meant but I choose to take it well and move on; Saturday morning at almost two is not the time for pensive pouting or compliment fishing. Also taking into consideration that the woman with the shimmering, glistening boots of black was starting to talk of recherche things and I knew it was time to move on. News and such brings disappointment and attacks of rapid breathing and finger twisting: Bless John Murtha: Fuck the Republicans in Congress for playing a nasty little political game. This is not a game of chess as much as you all seem to think it is. I know that supposedly we are going from chaos to order, but looking at it all I think they may have been right the first time, and we are truly paradise corrupted by sin and the world we know may someday disappear, eaten away by entropy. If in the flight toward order destruction occurs, and if we are flying toward order.... is any destruction preventable? Is the destruction of men by other men forgivable ,and just part of the flight toward an ordered universe? The hopes that the world may someday free itself from savagery, that the picking order will be less likely to provoke homicidal, genocidal and tyranical tendencies are fading. Will there ever be cultures "competing without carnage"? From chaos to order from order to chaos you tell me? My Play list for the night: Sexual Healing - Ben Harper Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing - bunch of friends Bell and Sebastian - Still in Love Elvis Costello - Accidents Will Happen Three tenors - Rigoletto Act Three- La Donna E Mobile Wooden Heart - Tom Petty Refugee - Tom Petty I Hope That I get Old Before I Die - They Might be Giants Diamonds and Rust - Joan Baez Tell Me So - Bikini Kill It Ain't Me Babe- Bob Dylan A Night Like This � The Cure This week ends early and I am not sure how much I will be around. Could be quite a bit could be not at all. The answer eludes me at this moment. Family and friends will congregate to commence a six week tradtion of sloth, gluttony, and consumerism that will not end until the New Year slaps us down. This I despise while still loving the sloths, gluttons and the consumers of which sadly... I am one.


Blogger girl wonder said...

Interesting site...bookmarked!

11/20/2005 09:24:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

You're well-adored, Alice: sloth, gluttony, muted boots and all. Your youth may be pardoned with time.

11/20/2005 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous weirsdo said...

I sent my postcard.
I respectfully disagree with Murtha. Our country made most of this mess, with the help of his vote; we need to help clean it up before we go.
I don't believe in progressive evolution.
I plan to enjoy myself guilt-free over the holidays, with hand-picked friends and family. There will be very little sloth, with 6 holiday concerts and a production of The Nutcracker to play, but the money from all that will fuel my consumerism.

11/20/2005 10:23:00 PM  
Blogger protagoras said...

They were recherceable boots, that's why they shine. (d-)

Hey, baby, don't worry about those shiny boots on that dame over there, when I'm concentrating on understanding your scintillating personality. (b+)

Also, isn't it the 2nd sign of the apocalypse when men start grading their own pick-up lines on your blog?


11/20/2005 10:56:00 PM  
Blogger Girl on the Blog said...

Murtha... an honorable man... the only cowards I see are the ones not doing anything to resolve this issue. At least Murtha has the balls to say he was wrong and we need to get our guys and gals out of the line of fire from a place that obviously doesn't want us there. We can't help those who do not want to help themselves.

Can't do the sushi thing... I always gag! ;)

Non shiny boots doesn't mean your not a shiny person... Just means you didn't have time to shine your boots...

Great Play list... although if it were my play list... Elvis Costello would not be on it... just not a big fan.

If not around... hope you have a great Thanksgiving... I also, hope you can pull yourself away from being a sloth, glutton and consumer to see "The Man in Black"... hope you find someone to go with! I hope you try walking the line and stay away from the ring of fire. I am hoping a lot for you!

11/20/2005 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous JohnM said...

I can see where eating the newly dead would be preferable.

I'm with you on Murtha.

Nice playlist not sure about the friends - sexual healing thing.

I can't wait to be a glutton and a sloth for at least one day.

Pearls are muted you be that.

Leave it to the physicists to fuck up a good theory.

11/21/2005 12:50:00 AM  
Blogger Leigh said...

Naw...we didn't mind..everyone went to my blog to see your ramblings on Mr. Mraz. ;)

I had a butt-load of sushi Thurday night and now it seems like the most unappetizing thing I can think of. I never heard of free sushi at a bar, only hot wings and chips and salsa. Very interesting.

11/21/2005 01:12:00 AM  
Blogger Coyote Mike said...

My boots are brown, pointy toed, but not sharp pointy, and the toes are all scuffed up. There is no shine. Also, the rubber part of the heel of the right one was put back on (in a fit of do-it-yourself) with small nails and now clickes when I walk on tile, which I think is kinda cool.

I've had bad sushi (oddly enough, made by a japanese exchange student) and good sushi (made by my cousins, one a sculptor and the other, an organic chef or something like that). I am always wary, and if the sushi smells too much like a lake that has been semi drained, I don't touch it.

11/21/2005 09:56:00 AM  
Blogger avereragebusinessman said...

you're right genocide is the real pornography and I did the postcard.

I am not sure if we are going toward chaos or away. Can you stop with the difficult questions.

What the congress did to Murtha by quickly setting up that false bill was crazy.

Sushi eaters are a breed unto themselves.

Newly Dead a term to rememember; leftover from the vampire post perhaps.

11/21/2005 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger EsotericWombat said...

I can't pretend to shed any light on the shiny boots thing save for that, me being me, the phrase I have associated with "shiny" is "oh hey look keys!" So I guess I don't see how shiny footwear is desireable unless you want people with short attention spans to stare at your feet.

At first I figured that since we started this mess we had to see it through to its conclusion. But if Murtha is right and the sole reason for the insurgents' presence is to fuck with the US troops, then it's a no-brainer. I'm appalled at the idea that preventing another 9/11 requires that we sacrifice thousands of our troops to unworthy causes.

11/21/2005 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Girlwonder: Hi

Doug: The bloom is slowly fading. ;)

Weirdso: You will indeed be busy., but it sounds like fun. It is always good to hand pick friends as picking them by machine rarely works out.
I respect all your views captist or captivism. lol

protagoras: C +.
I think we only need one sign of the apocalypse, but yes it is pretty much a predictor of things falling apart.

Girl: I agree with you on Murtha. Sushi is an acquired taste I guess. eww I love Elvis Costello, but to each his own. You have a great one too and yea will certainly try to convince someone to see it with me.
I like that ring of fire at times though.
John: The newly dead is always preferable .DamN the physicists.

Leigh: Yea sorry about that mess.
the sushi thing was that night only for some special promotion for a new restaurant opening in the city.

Coyote: I think you need some new boots. Yes do not eat smelly sushi.
You have quite an eclectic family coyote.

Average: yes , yes, and the difficult questions pour in I'm afraid.
Newly Dead and vampires posts. you may be right - a leftover a shadow from a previous post creeping upon my sushi thoughts.

Wombat: Damn, I was hoping you would be able to do some light shedding.

11/21/2005 11:41:00 AM  
Blogger Coyote Mike said...

I haven't even mentioned my two Gynochologist uncles, who tell dirty jokes, or another uncle who is redesigning part of the National Laboratory in New Mexico.

Or the cousin who is working on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Or the one who is now a buddhist, was raised catholic, had a protestant wedding to his catholic wife, and had the songs from Fiddler On The Roof played during the wedding :D

Family reunions are strange sometimes.

11/21/2005 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous joeg said...

I am certain that we are heading to Chaos.
Black boots
muted personality
sloth and gluttony

Too much sexual healing going on in that play - list.

Did Tom Petty Do Wooden Heart?

11/21/2005 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger Graham said...

Watching Jack Murtha on MTP it made me think how war and great challenges defined generations ... you just don't have men or women like Jack Murtha anymore. Maybe that's something to do with the fact that we are essentially free from the challenges that those who came before us faced. What a great, sincere man Murtha is.

Have the best time during thanksgiving Alice :)

11/21/2005 02:34:00 PM  
Blogger Graham said...

The new pic is lovely btw.

11/21/2005 02:36:00 PM  
Blogger zydeco fish said...

I am happy to say that I am a sloth and a glutton. I think we were put on this earth to revel in the excess of everything. I am down with hedonism too.

11/21/2005 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous robotman said...

Will be at BB for the long weekend, Wish you would get your butt down here one of these days as Nancy wants to meet you. There will be important people here and you should be among them. ?

Murtha is honorable and right and what he intended was not meant to make the Republicans go on an immediate vindictive bill making rampage.

I�m an engineering student I can�t really cry foul on coming out of chaos.

I like the sexual healing playlist ; happy you still listen to ben harper.

11/21/2005 06:35:00 PM  
Blogger The ZenFo Pro said...

lol...how many different versions of "Sexual Healing" did you go through, chica? As for the sashimi experience, god, I miss good squid and a nice cold Sapporo

11/21/2005 07:14:00 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

Don't worry - it amusing ;)

11/21/2005 07:39:00 PM  
Blogger John said...

Bless Murtha for his latest endeavors but also remember that he is the single most hawkish warmonger Democrat in Congress. This is sure to be a short lived call for peace before he finds another violent conflict to back. It IS a very surprising move from the man that was Dick Cheney's strongest ally from across the aisle when the VP was Secretary of Defense. Mr. Murtha is the very farthest thing possible from a man of peace.

11/21/2005 07:51:00 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Coyote: By all means don't stop there. ;)

Joe: Heading toward Chaos is right and there is never enough sexual healing of done correctly.... the music that is.
Yes Tom did Wooden Heart as did everyone for the last fifty years I imagine.

robotman: I'll get there eventually, I miss you all too.

Zenpro: Many versions I was evaluating them .. Midwest= no sushi or lat least not enough good sushi. Not newly dead anway.

leigh: You'd say that even if it wasn't.

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time to build up,a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time to love, a time to hate
A time for peace, I swear it�s not too late

The season is over.

11/21/2005 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

zydeco: Would not have figured you for a glutton , maybe a sloth but not a glutton. My hedonistic tendancies come out a couple of times a year.

11/21/2005 09:45:00 PM  
Blogger mojo shivers said...

Don't worry, Miss Cooper. I think we all took the weekend off. But I'm back with a vengeance and determined to blog like I've never blogged before.

And it looks like you're hitting your stride again as well.

11/22/2005 02:44:00 AM  
Blogger Leigh said...

Am I that tranparent? Did I spell that right?? Did you come up with conclusion to your "Sexual Healing" analysis? lol

11/22/2005 11:52:00 AM  
Blogger SeizeTheNite said...

" look at it this way some people have to add the shine and some people don't"

I think thats a damn good piece of advice.

And I'm with you.
Bless John Murtha.

11/22/2005 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger Rio said...

i think we would all like to have a shiny aspect to our lives whether it be our boots or our souls.

11/22/2005 02:56:00 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

mojo: If only I had a stride to hit I'd be satisfied. You're a mad posting whore these days though. ;)

Leigh: yea pretty transparent but at least you tried.:)
No conclusion is ever derived when considering sexual healing.
Marvin will always have the edge though.

seize the night: where ya been? Better be a post over there. :)

rio: yup shiny something is always good. inner better than outer I guess.

11/22/2005 07:48:00 PM  
Blogger Rex Venom said...

Sexual healing and shinny boots? There are some combinations of things on a blog you read that you just don�t see coming. Ha!
Rock on.

11/22/2005 10:29:00 PM  
Blogger chancuff said...

As most who attended the rally know, I was there. After the dust had cleared created by some moonbat among the bootmurtha crowd who called in a fake police report that a fight had broken out, Larry Bailey came out to speak with me.

I complimented him from the bottom of my heart for the contributions he has made to our country's national security while he was serving active duty in the US Navy.

He made it clear my request to speak would not happen. He then proceeded to suggest he has no memory of the email he wrote me on 8/20/2006 2:59:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time stating that our current Commander in Chief made stupid mistakes in Iraq.

Larry then proceeded to illustrate stupid mistakes made in passed wars. After he mentioned 3 or 4 examples I interjected that there is a difference between those wars and this one.

In the past it took weeks, months, sometimes years for mistakes to be discovered and reported. Today is the information age where mistakes are reported within hours of their occurrence. I reminded him this war was still going on. I also reminded him of the glaring mistakes he had acknowledged President Bush had made in Iraq, and our respective use of the Internet to support our respective views and that is where our conversation ended.

I waited outside the Arena with a Johnstown police officer who had stayed behind after the bootmurtha hysterics caused 3 squad cars and a sergeant to arrive with sirens blaring. I was debating Steeler football with him when a motorcycle officer stopped by, who had been inside. When I asked how many were inside he said, "not many at all" When I asked "500?", he responded, "na ... well maybe 500, at most."

At the end of the event when Larry Bailey came out for a photo op next to the bootmurtha.com sign on the sidewalk outside the War Memorial Arena. I handed Larry the speech I had waited to deliver. He put it in his outside left coat pocket.

This is my speech Larry Bailey has in his coat pocket ... the words he was not man enough to let me say:

"Please join me in Prayer.

Heavily father we pray today for you to continue to protect the men and women of the armed forces of the United States and other countries who are in harms way in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries throughout the world. We thank them and their families for their sacrifices.

We pray for the souls of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in all wars. We pray for strength and courage for the POWs and MIAs and those held hostage.

We pray for protection and safety of relief workers helping those in need.

We pray for the protection of children and innocent civilians. Lord we especially pray for our nation and our leaders."

Below you will find the press release that went out on October 29th of this year.

CONTACT: Cliff Hancuff
September 29, 2006 (202) 247-1418

"American troops could be home now, except for critical mistakes made by our current Commander in Chief," charges Cliff Hancuff, Director of The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too.

"Media and right-wing bloggers are ignoring this fact. For weeks I have been challenging political activists and journalists to act with a minimum of ethical standards," continued Hancuff.

"I became involved when the Sun-Sentinel in Florida reported that Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) said the U.S. poses the top threat to world peace. I watched in dismay as the media and bloggers worldwide reported on this misquote."

"My involvement continued when I discovered Diana Irey, John Murtha's political opponent, had attacked Murtha using a fictional quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln."

"Larry Bailey of bootmurtha.com is continuing his three year blind support of our current Commander in Chief's incompetence in war. President Bush declared war in Iraq without the 4th Infantry, our most lethal, modern, and deployable heavy division in the world," added Hancuff.

This mistake lead to the atrocity of Al Qaqaa. Iraqi insurgents stole hundreds of tons of high explosives to be used as weaponry.

"These are the explosives being used by Iraqi insurgents and al Qaeda to perpetuate the war in Iraq."

"I am distressed that the same issues ignored by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in 2004 are being ignored again in 2006," said Hancuff adding, "Americans, American soldiers, and their families deserve better."

"Without these critical mistakes made by our current Commander in Chief, our American troops would be home with their loved ones, with honor, right now."

On October 1, 2006 Hancuff be at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena located in Johnstown Pennsylvania for Larry Bailey's Swiftboating of John Murtha rally. It is there Hancuff will continue his wait for Mr. Bailey to recall the values of honor and integrity taught him by our US Navy.

There is a youtube.com video online at:

YouTube - Rovian Architecture Unplugged


The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too
(202) 247-1418


10/03/2006 11:52:00 PM  

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