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TGAN by gregvanderlaandotcom

August 20, 2011

A Science Fiction Story: Chapter Zero.

“You are under arrest” said THE MAN.

“Eat Lead, Copper.” said Merle Wayne Day.

and THE MAN did…

They were at a remote marijuana plantation in Humboldt County and Merle was not about to let Federal Law Enforcement interfere with his profit.

Too Bad, So Sad for THE MAN’s next of kin but everyone voluntarily selects their own career… It appears that  THE MAN’s choice was not the most brilliant idea.

The next puzzle was how to dispose of the body… Ecologically…

This area of the woods is home to BEARS and BIGFOOT… Someone was going to get a free lunch… and here comes one now…

“DANG” exclaimed Susan “These reality TV Shows are SOOOOO predictable… The criminal always gets caught in the end. BORINGGGGG. I’m changing channels right now. ”

CLICK.

“Whoosh” went the speaker in the TV set.

“Oh Boy, A Space Opera. ” said Susan.

“Whoosh-whoosh” went the speaker in the TV set.

“Who are you talking to?” aske Bob as he entered the room with a pizza, six pack of Sierra Nevada Beer and a big ol’ bag a weed…

“Nunya Beeswax” said Susan.

“Whoosh-whoosh-whoosh-KA BLOOOEY!” went the speaker in the TV set.

“Wow, Look at that!” said Bob.

“The SLIME from the dead alien is dripping onto the floor” said Susan.

“And it stinks” said Bob.

“That’s ABSURD. These new TV sets from [product placement] with ‘SMELL-O-VISION’ are more trouble than they are worth.”

CLICK.

TALKING HEAD: “In other news, Dr Ron Paul has accepted the Republican Party Nomination for President of the United States.  We go live to the convention floor where a riot has broken out. ”

CLICK.

“Wait a second, go back to that news report. That’s an event that DID NOT HAPPEN.”

“Oh don’t be surprised, it’s FOX news… they often write fiction and present it on the TV as news. ”

“Are you sure? They seem so sincere.” said Bob

“Yep, they have meetings, get blasted on mind altering substances and write collaborative fiction…” replied Susan

“Sounds good to me. Would you like a puff?”

“Yes. We’ve got some fiction to write ourselves… because this story is starting to drag.” Exhaled Susan

“Hey, I’ve got an idea!” Let’s watch CNN, they tell the truth…

CLICK.

“In other news, President Obama Legalized Medical Marijuana today. Stating, “I was wrong… I asked my doctor and she said there IS medicinal value to Medical Marijuana… So we have stopped the DEAth Squads… ” said the talking head.

Oh… CNN has gone NATIVE also… have we a distortion of the spacetime continuum? asked Susan.

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To be continued… Same Bat time… Same Bat Channel…

cITY OF THE fUTURE aNIMATED gif

July 24, 2011

Think 4 Yourself and Question Reality

Kinetic Sculpture Race 2011 Arcata CA

May 28, 2011

Art Bicycles Travel over Land, Sand and Sea…These pictures were taken at the Manila Cultural Center where the Sculptures change wheels to SandWorthy Tires for a run thru the dunes and on the Beach.

Duane Flatmo Dragon

Gloryopolis

Rutabaga Queen (left) Mushroom Sculpture

CD Sparkle Fish

Whirrled Peas

Tiger Amazon

WASA Space Shuttle

Banana Slug

Magic-Elf

These Vehicles are Human powered ART bicycles some with as many as 8 people pedaling. Amazing. The mechanical engineering is quite complex as some people sit sideways and the chain drive is coupled together. They float and use paddles to propel the machines… also, they travel on sand dunes and down a very steep sand hill nicknamed “Deadmans Drop”… If we could just use this engineering knowhow to build a better auto, we could use less foreign oil.

Official website of June Moxon, Ken Biedelman and Duane Flatmo:  http://kineticsculpturelab.com/

Dreadlocked Lady admires a Kinetic Sculpture

Private Eyes Kinetic Sculpture

Milk Wagon

Checking Chain Drive at the Kinetic Sculpture Race

Compact Disc Swirling behind Magic Leaf.

Compact Discs and Magic Leaf

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before and after

May 18, 2011
Before and After. Questioning the wisdom of civilization. Here we have the forest, yet... A bigger and better grocery store would be great... 
yet... I like the forest... OH, what a tricky question... Well, we HAVE plenty of forest, Don't we?

Construction Site Eureka CA Safeway Superstore

Our Economy is starting to recover...

Civilization Coming soon.

MD: Until we put in policies that are conducive to an economic recovery, we will not have an economic recovery. Out unemployment will hover 
around the 9 to 10 % range for the forseeable future. I said this at the start of the recession, and so far I have been right. Sure, we will 
see spurts of recovery and Obama will try to make us believe there will be a recovery because of the election, but there will be no robust 
recovery needed to get this economy going.

Of Course, the obvious way to reduce unemployment is to RESET the social security retirement age to 55. Get the entire baby boom generation 
OUT of the work force. Let the NEXT generation have a chance.

OR, we could use come Comic Relief...

Harlow the Cat was named for Jean

"All right Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my close-up." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunset_Boulevard_(film)

Tonight is a full moon and the high thin clouds are lit from within magically.
What a blessing to have a calendar at work that reminds me when to go out and experience reality.
and then there is "NASAVISION"

Math… It’s handy for ART… Not Just Rocket Science…

May 16, 2011

We need to fund teachers. Stop funding WAR.

One of those MATH shapes automatically generated by polar-coordinate distort

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May 7, 2011
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3 spirits artwork

April 26, 2011

We Three Queens of Orient "R"

Second Growth Redwood Forest Haiku

April 26, 2011

Between the stumps in the redwood forest

There is a sunny spot

where the ferns grow.

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People used to log responsibly, cutting 1 of 10 trees.

“Hello Dolphins” Lyrics by Biff Rose

April 4, 2011
Hello dolphins I hope you think I’m beautiful.
’cause we may be living together real soon.
You can teach me all the dolphin laws.
I can teach you some progressive jaws.

(plays jazz riff)

Looks like we people want to blow up the whole wide world,
but not on porpoise…

Besides, you dolphins walk on water backwards…
You got that natural Christ-like zeitgeist…

I can teach you tikki tikki tikki piano if you need help.
You can teach me to appreciate kelp.

You can play piano… yes you can, look…
(shows hand and knuckles rocking back and forth…
plays just the black keys ascending using knuckles)
That’s dolphins walking on the water backwards…
Can’t make a mistake…’cause all the drops of water go…
(plays black keys)
and it’s very effective and impressionistic…

Oh dolphins, looks like we’ve reached the end.
Let’s mutate together. the sooner the better.
You’ll see I’m a whale of a friend…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L48EDUG5fzA

http://biffrose.com

NO NUKES Send a message to President Obama.

March 18, 2011

We should spend less on Promoting Atomic Energy and more on Solar. http://www.whitehouse.gov/CONTACT/

Know Nukes Unclean Unsafe

Depleted Uranium has a half life of 4.5 Billion Years and must be guarded the entire time. If an ‘Errorist stole Used Nuclear Fuel they could make a “Dirty Bomb”.  A “dirty bomb” uses conventional explosives to distribute radioactive debris over a wide area… ANYONE could create such a device in the comfort of their own home.  Imagine the cost of employing security guards to watch the radioactive waste…

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Chico Creek: Looking Upstream and Downstream at One Mile Pool..

January 24, 2011

Chico California. North of Sacramento, South of Oregon in the central valley. College town surrounded by farms and orchards.

Looking Downstream towards the Dam

Looking Upstream towards Mt Lassen

This giant swimming pool is open 24 hours a day… Especially fun to visit on a hot summer night.

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My Chinese Dragon Farm… Online Game: Farmville

January 24, 2011

Using Farmville as an Artform

4/20/11 “Overgrow the Government” March on Washington.

December 19, 2010

Everyone come to the giant protest march at our nations capitol. It will be a fun time for the whole family. Legalize Marijuana Nationwide.

OR…

You could organize your own local protest march… Here in Humboldt County California we traditionally meet at the JAIL~~~> 5th & ‘J’ Streets, Eureka…

Starting 1/1/2011 possession of less than an ounce is a $100.00 ticket in California. No jail time, No court appearances, No bail bonds, No criminal record… and you do not have to leave the event you are attending… OH HAPPY DAY… Decriminalization of Marijuana is the LAW. Thanks Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. You are Numero Uno!

Legalize Marijuana Worldwide

Legalize Marijuana Worldwide

Free the Kind Herb!

legalize marijuana worldwide

legalize marijuana worldwide

Earthquakes and global warming: Linked?

February 7, 2010

Is there a cause and effect between the two? anyone know?
Write to me at: gregvan[at]yahoo[dot]com

Let’s suppose you take a balloon with two parallel lines on it. If you inflate the balloon the lines become farther apart. Now, suppose the lines are fault lines and the balloon is planet eARTh. If the fault lines move farther apart would we not get more slipping? more eARThquakes?

This question does not involve any discussion on causes of global warming… As we all know, The GLOBAL WARMING ON MARS is not due to air pollution… or greenhouse gasses.. or Driving cars… We have photographic Proof that MARS is heating up and the ice caps are shrinking… What we really need to do is start building THE SPACE PARASOL.
It’s cooler in the shade…

Human behavior has no effect on Global Warming

Human behavior has no effect on Global Warming

click here to learn about the SPACE PARASOL

convert human fat into electricity with this bike.

April 27, 2009
12 Volt Power station converts human fat into electricity

12 Volt Power station converts human fat into electricity

At Humboldt State University in Arcata California the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology has invented an electric power station that uses a standard exercise bicycle driving an automobile alternator.  A belt wraps around the wheel and the alternator. The electricity is stored in a standard auto battery for use later. more info at:

http://www.humboldt.edu/~ccat/

http://www.appropedia.org/Pedal_power_howto

The Pedal Power howto link above gives detailed construction instructions for building your own… including details of an inverter to power 110 v AC devices…

solar ocean water to pure water distillery

April 26, 2009
saltwater to freshwater solar powered distillery

saltwater to freshwater solar powered distillery

This design uses the power of the sun to boil water creating steam (pure h2o) then uses the steam to drive an engine that pumps ocean water into the still. The steam can be collected when it condenses and be used for drinking, watering crops or washing. The remaining salt can be sold for a profit. This machine only works during sunlight hours so it automatically cleans itself at dusk. A typical installation could be used to turn desert countries into a fertile oasis. For example: If we built one in Saudi Arabia it could flood the empty quarter radically improving the ecology of the middle east. Imagine pumping thousands of gallons of freshwater into that desert…

An alternative design could use long black pipes centered at the focal point of a mirrored “half pipe” parabolic reflector.

more info at:

http://gregvanderlaan.com/solar.aspx

120 mpg car by Kinetic Sculpture Laboratory in Arcata, CA

April 26, 2009
bicycle powered gasoline car 120 mpg

bicycle powered gasoline car 120 mpg

This car is both bicycle powered and gasoline engine. Suitable for on road traffic it has an orange triangle on the back to allow it to be diven legally on highways. It goes slowly but is perfect for inner city travel. When you are on level ground just use the pedals to propell the machine… Uphill, start the engine and zoom zoom zoom… Since more than half of the time you are going downhill or level, the engine is off and you use no fuel at all.

More info at :

http://www.kineticsculpturelab.com/

RIP Geocities. Loved it dearly.

April 24, 2009

Yahoo geocities was my first website…

I built it starting in 1997 using the free computers at the San Jose public library. To this day, it still has a great ability to let a person that knows how to write html the freedom to make it exactly like you want it.

Visit:

http://www.geocities.com/gregvan

or

http://www.geocities.com/momsaachico

I really liked using the free service to build a website for my AA group. People could write in my guestbook and I would read and respond. This was a key part of my recovery from alcoholism.

We also used it as a convenient place to store Literature that people could print out and take to meetings… One thing that seemed to happen a lot was that we would lose the printed words that every meeting started with… “How it works”, “More about alcoholism”  etc… So my lovely wife typed the words into this website so we could print out a fresh copy at any time… all we had to do was walk over to the school’s library and use their computers to print a fresh copy… Later I added maps and meeting schedules… I know for a fact that at least one person found our clubhouse and made it to a meeting by searching the internet, finding my geocities page and following the directions… They thanked my in the guestbook…

They were on tour with AA and were driving around the USA in a mobile home… every new town they visited they found a meeting…

I myself have visited other towns and gone to meetings… It’s a great way to get a locals insight into what’s fun to do…

Anyway…

Thanks for all the good times we had on

YAHOO GEOCITIES!

May the content live on!

Mom told me…

April 12, 2009

“It won’t kill you to ride the BUS…”

And she was right! I rode the bus and did not die…

So here I am years later… During the last year the price of gas just went sky high and I got angry. It all seemed to be an artificial squeeze on the general public by the super rich and so I decided to just say no. I find that it is possible for me to get to work and back with a single bus ride. That makes it a practical alternative to driving my own car. There were some unexpected blessings. First, there is a great sense of relief when I get on the bus. I feel at that instant that I am not the responsible adult. Someone else is the responsible adult. If there is a bus crash, so what! It’s not my fault. If I was driving, I am the person that has to pay attention. I am the person that is in charge of listening to the engine for strange sounds… and so on and so on…. When I drive, I am constantly alert and looking for other drivers that could crash into me. So, as a bus rider, I am able to close my eyes and dream or plan art projects or compose lyrics… total freedom… for 45 minutes… also, I get to cruise by the boats at Eureka’s harbor and admire them… also, I get to chat with my fellow riders or evesdrop on their conversations. It introduced me to a totally different class of people and their world. Expanding my horizons…

“The bus came by and I got on,

That’s when it all began…

There was cowboy Neil, at the wheel,

Of a bus to never-never land” -Jerry Garcia

I almost always sing the song when I see the bus arriving… This was one of the Grateful Dead’s Best songs… called “The Other One” It featured about one minute of lyrics and 30 minutes of abstract jazz/space/drums/crazy noise… OH YEAH! It sings of Cowboy Neil Cassidy driving Ken Kesey’s magic bus named “Furthur”

So, get on the bus…

The Beatles took a Magical Mystery Tour on a bus and so did The Who…

“The Magic Bus”


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