Friday, April 10, 2009

The Daily Bleed

[...] but I think the details change,
          crows' feet around the eyes of a man
          who still walks around
          but who died back there the last time,
          the name of the President maybe,
          the date on the calendar.
          Something in us dies each time,
          like our so-called innocence
          each dawn. I light candles.
          My country, 'tis of thee.

          — Bill Tremblay,
           excerpt, "The Eternal Return of the Same"

Daily Bleed web page in full,


Writer, surrealist painter, addict, recluse, suicide.

Florence, Italy: EXPLOSION OF THE CAR.
A large wooden car full of fireworks & explosives sits in
the piazza. A wire runs to the cathedral. A dove-shaped rocket
is ignited at the altar, runs along the wire & explodes the car.

[BleedMeister has warned Nummer One Son (in school in Florence
Spring 2004), not to be in the car when it goes up...but do kids
(17 years old) listen to their parents!?!


1849 -- Safety pin patented. Punk movement begins.

1901 -- France: Surrealist painter, recluse Anna Kavan lives.

1912 -- RMS Titanic sets sail for its maiden voyage. There
is discontent among the 1st class passengers as rumors fly,

          "there may not be enough ice."

1919 -- Mexico: Anarchist revolutionary hero Emiliano
Zapata ambushed & assassinated by Mexican troops, age 29,
Chinameca, Mexico. One of the main — & best known —
participants in the peasant uprisings against the central
government's authority from 1910 until his death.

1931 -- Kahlil Gibran dies, New York. Lebanese born American
philosophical essayist, novelist, mystic poet, & artist. Author of
The Prophet.

"The man who hears & understands we call mad, & flee from him."

1938 -- England: In Liverpool, Emma Goldman speaks on Spain
at two meetings today & tomorrow: on the first day to a 1,000
people; on the second to a small gathering of the Workmen's Circle.
Communists disrupt both meetings.

1945 -- US: Medical staff at an Oak Ridge, Tennessee hospital
injects plutonium into the survivor of a car accident.

   Thus begins an enormous (& until the 1990's, top-secret)
   US government program to investigate the effects of
   radioactive materials when injected into live humans, which
   did not end until the mid-1970's.

   The program was expanded in the 1950's to include
   "Operation Sunshine", under which 1500 cadavers were
   stolen from locations around the world, in order to more
   comprehensively study the effects of radiation on the human
   body. As of this writing a total of 16,000 men, women &
   children are known to have been experimented on as a part
   of these studies.

   Science equals progress, in the cause of humanity, hailed for
   its objectivity & value-free research, in practice. The future is
   even brighter as corporations & government & military take
   control of university researchers, & their results, across
   the nation.

1959 -- US: Utopian architect Frank Lloyd Wright dies.

1970 -- At a concert in Boston, Doors singer Jim Morrison
asks the audience if "anyone wants to see my genitals,"
just after a brief power failure.

          Everyone missed his opening line:

          "& now I'd like to do my impression of the
          Governor of Arkansas."

1981 -- UN approves world treaty assuring no civilians shall be
attacked with "napalm, mines or booby-traps."

   Defeated by US veto. Perhaps to "protect US Toy interests"?

   "Toy-size bombs designed to kill tanks & soldiers appear
   as white lawn darts, green baseballs, orange-striped soda
   cans — & have proved deadly to children. . .

  `"When you see a 5-year-old boy come to the hospital without
   any limbs,' asked Kuwait City surgeon Dr. Mohammad Khaled,
   'how can you forget the sight?'"

1981 -- England: Brixton Riots: Beginning of a weekend of rioting
as young people set fire to buildings &  cars, pelted cops with bricks,
& looted stores. Roving gangs directly fought cops with
bricks, iron bars & Molotovs.

1981 -- Ireland: Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected 
to British Parliament during the 6th week of his hunger strike.

2001 -- China: Communist government detains Wu Jianming, a
US citizen, on charges of spying. Other ethnic Chinese intellectuals
with American backgrounds recently arrested include Gao Zhan,
Tan Guanguang & Li Shaomin.

    Speculation sees these as political rather than legal
    proceedings, the rationale for the arrests including efforts
    to find the anonymous compiler of the book
    The Tiananmen Papers.

2006 -- US: Nationwide job & school walkouts & pro-immigration 
demonstrations for America's 12-million illegal immigrants. Funny 
country, where hard work can earn you hard time.



                                           — Emiliano Zapata


— anti-WhiteLawnDartsGreenBaseballsOrangeStripedSoda 1997-3000, more or

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