Posted on July 31, 2009 by Juicy Planet Pictures
While cleaning out our car to try and find the receipt for a wedding gift (clock) we needed to return so we could pay our dentist bill, Juicy Planet discovered instead a ticket stub from a 2002 Tom Petty concert (Grand Rapids), a reddish piece of soft glass that did not want to be found, a good half pound of pretzel salt (once swept), and a photograph of Tom Waits, minding his own business on Rush Street in Chicago on some cloudy afternoon when he couldn’t pretend he wasn’t him and we couldn’t pretend we didn’t care that he was the kind of guy who can charm and stun a heart in a hundred kinda ways before breakfast. We went where he just was and ordered a mocha. Juicy Planet is keeping the clock.
Filed under: Ginsberg, lost and found, pals, pop cultures, wendy carlton | Tagged: Americans, bad memory, beauty, celebrity, chicago, coffee, fluoride, grand rapids, juicy planet, music, papparazzi, sexy, tom waits | 1 Comment »
Posted on January 5, 2009 by Juicy Planet Pictures
Juicy Planet has been receiving slippery but persistent messages from UHF channel 52 on our black & white Panasonic TV, of various clips of Charlton Heston near naked on the beach from the film, The Planet of the Apes. But as it turns out, this scene cannot be found in the actual Hollywood movie! It seemed at first to be Heston in between takes while filming the movie in 1968, but it has now been confirmed that what we are watching is an actual live feed of Heston, enjoying the pretty beach with his empty machine gun.
The original story of human hubris was written by French author Pierre Boulle, in 1963. The Statue of Liberty, which can be seen toppled and eroding in the background in some future, was a gift to the United States from the people of France. In the hope of minimizing the kind of dang regret depicted, Juicy Planet is actively trying to decipher the meaning of these recurring beachfront broadcasts, before the U.S. government strips the juicy public atmosphere of free analog television transmissions and sells the airwaves to corporate bidders on February 17, 2009.
Ever the liberator on Earth, whether as Moses, Ben Hur, or Chairman of the National Rifle Association, Heston appears in the transmissions to be the one in need of saving, not from slavery and human greed but from loneliness. We shall watch and wait with our hands raised to see if perhaps the kiss of Zira or some other lovely sane and peaceful creature will make any difference for our protagonist.
Filed under: lost and found, our traditions, pop cultures | Tagged: America, charlton heston, family values, freedom, guns, internet neutrality, juicy planet, NRA, pirate radio, planet of apes, sci-fi, statue of liberty, violence | Leave a comment »
Posted on July 18, 2008 by Juicy Planet Pictures
Posted on July 10, 2008 by Juicy Planet Pictures
Mentioned only 3 times on United States television in all of 2007, with all major broadcast and cable news networks combined, this inchworm of a state prefers to remain below the radar of political and social messiness.
Just 37 miles wide (Seattle to Tacoma) and 47 miles long (Downtown Manhattan to Asbury Park, NJ), Rhode Island causes little trouble and doesn’t ask for much. The first of the 13 colonies to claim it’s independence from British rule and the last state to ratify the Constitution, Rhody is proud to say that minding it’s own business is it’s finest export, but only off the record.
Known to an unnamed few as the Denmark of North America, Rhode Island (from the Dutch Red Island) has a gifted temperament akin to Canada’s. A postage stamp stuck on the wrong end of the envelope, this spiritual leader of all 50 states can only remain so by maintaining it’s anonymity. Little Rhody, your salty shoulders shall still be exalted…neatly and quietly.
CLICK HERE for RI history of slavery, abolition, and Brown University
CLICK HERE for RI U.S. Presidential Primary Results!
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Posted on June 18, 2008 by Juicy Planet Pictures
fire on fire rain on my face
fever grows higher what can you do
wild in the darkest places of your mind
that’s where I needed you where I needed you the most
(name the song & a line from another song from same album and win a chance to sing on Juicy Planet)
Filed under: lost and found, pop cultures, queer | Tagged: 1980s, contest, Fleetwood Mac, free things, Midwest, Stevie Nicks, the dream | 3 Comments »