Monthly Archives: July 2011

19 Ways of Keeping Your Insanity Intact

1. At Lunch Time, Sit in Your Parked Car with Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer at Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down. 2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don’t Disguise Your Voice. 3. Every Time Someone Asks You to Do Something, ask If They Want Fries with that. 4. Put Your Garbage […]


Mad Dogs and Englishmen (Noel Coward) In tropical climes there are certain times of day When all the citizens retire, to tear their clothes off and perspire. It’s one of those rules that the biggest fools obey, Because the sun is much too sultry and one must avoid its ultry-violet ray — Papalaka-papalaka-papalaka-boo. (Repeat) Digariga-digariga-digariga-doo. […]

134 In The Shade

134 F on July 10, 191 at Greenland Ranch, California. Elevation -178 Read Death Valley. I was there in 1995. James Steele gets around.


The Thai police are a law unto themselves. The ‘Tam-Luak’ plunder the Thais with a pirate’s greed. If they find no infraction, then the boys in brown will manufacture a crime to reap ‘tea money’ for their superiors. In their eyes no one is truly innocent. Most farangs know well enough to avoid the Thai […]

Peter Nolan Smith Reading Tonight

34 years ago lightning struck the power lines feeding NYC. The city was thrust into a black-out. Burning and looting in the Outer Boroughs. I tried to emulate the anarchy in Midtown Manhattan. Tonight I will be reading TRASH FIORUCCI for Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood Reading Series at Happy Ending! Located at 302 Broome St. in […]