Introducing a New Feature: Dear Pleasure Saucer

Well, its a new year, and I still don’t have a damned episode up on this site. I’ve shot and shown four, but I still haven’t gotten around to uploading one (soon, I promise.) Until then, I have decided to outsource the content of this blog to you, my legions of readers.
I am starting a new feature for the blog, called “Dear Pleasure Saucer.” I figure there are a million stories in the smoky city of Asheville, and at least a couple of them probably involve sex. So, here is the chance to let the world know about your erotic escapades. Write me a letter about your best sexual encounter, and I will post it, after blanking your name, fixing your grammar, and correcting you spelling. Please email your stories here.

Lakotas Secede from the Union…Maybe

So, representatives of the Lakota Sioux have declared sovereign nation status. From the press release:

WASHINGTON, DC – December 20 – Lakota Sioux Indian representatives declared sovereign nation status today in Washington D.C. following Monday’s withdrawal from all previously signed treaties with the United States Government. The withdrawal, hand delivered to Daniel Turner, Deputy Director of Public Liaison at the State Department, immediately and irrevocably ends all agreements between the Lakota Sioux Nation of Indians and the United States Government outlined in the 1851 and 1868 Treaties at Fort Laramie Wyoming.”

Now, I am in favor of this, theoretically. Even if their proposed government is more statist than the US (and if it is, it is by a rapidly reducing margin.)
My one concern is that this movement is headed by Russell Means, who is a somewhat controversial figure (but what person proposing secession would not be?) Russell and the rest of the secessionists are not part of the official Lakota Sioux government (but could a secessionist really be part of the official party structure?) And the buzz upon the blogosphere is that he has little credibility among the Native American (or American Indian, Mean’s chosen term). Of course, I don’t know that for a fact if that is true, and wouldn’t the first step in smearing a secessionist movement be to imply that it has little credibility? I shall be following developments with interest.

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The Pleasure Saucer Flies

This is a poster I’m considering for the show.

The encoding of the shows continues. Episode number 4, containing an interview with Gudrum Casper about Radical Honesty and a sequence simply entitled “disturbing Montage”, is premiering this upcoming Wednesday the 19th.
I’m a bit of a packrat, and I’m a bit of a blog addict. These two traits combined mean that I tend to save a lot of articles to read later, then never get around to them. So, for a bit of a memetic/colonic dump, I’m just going to list the bastards here, a bit at a time. First up, the “business” links:

I should have episode 1 posted by this weekend (of course, now that I write that, I must be on the lookout for errant meteorites.)

Asheville Now Has a Flag

Well, Jack Moon of Fairview has won the Asheville Flag Contest. I’d say something snarky, but he won and I didn’t (I didn’t even make the finals), so the hell with that. Congratulations, Jack.
On the TV front, I have shot, chopped, and scheduled three programs. The first episode, featuring Robert Sunhawk, will premiere 2 AM, Wednesday the 28th. Now I just have to rip the damned things, and I can put them on this website.

The Asheville Flag Contest: Meet Your Contestants, Part 1

You can now vote for Asheville’s official flag. While I’m glad that you can finally vote, I do find it inconvenient that you can’t just look at the darned things. So, for your viewing pleasure, I present the first ten contest entries, along with attempts at snarky comments.

Ah, MSPaint, is there nothing it can’t do? I don’t remember than many random abstract rectangles the last time I was downtown.

Ah, vaguely positive sounding buzzwords, is there nothing they can’t do? There is something rather ominous about this flag. I feel like I’m about to be attacked by gray boomerangs.

I find the cutesy font a bit forced, but the image of lifting up the mountaintop to look underneath it is kind of cool.

I have no idea what this has the hell to do with anyhting.

More buzzwords, looking rather depressing down there in the darkness. I do like the close-encounter-esque shaft of light in the middle, but what is up with the lack of capitalization?

Whoa, man….The word “Asheville” is completely unnecessary, however.

Way too busy. You can’t lead people with a banner that takes ten minutes to decipher.

More MSPaint. More detailed however, and no invasions from planet Abstract.

That’s not a flag. Its the cover of a card, or the start of a burma shave ad, but its not a flag.

Finally, here we go. A masterpiece of design. Also pretentious and unfunny.

Well that’s it for the first ten. Why not vote for your favorite now? I’ll have the rest up soon.

Episode 2 Shot, Needs to be Cut

Alternatively entitled, “Editing Sucks.”

I just shot the 2nd episode of the Pleasure Saucer TV show. Today is my birthday, which works out since my guest was a friend of mine who goes by the name of Aurora, who is currently a stripper (This picture isn’t of her by the way, it just came up on a GIS for “stripper”, and I figure this blog needs more full frontal nudity.)
Now I just need to cut the damned thing, and I don’t have the time. I don’t have the time to edit this, I don’t have the time to edit the 1st episode, I don’t have the time to edit the ACLU forum on police brutality I shot, and I don’t have the time to edit the pagan response to the Carolina Stomper ad. I need more time.