Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Santa Monica Supply Sergeant Closes

Santa Monica Supply Sergeant Closed

Ingmar Bergman & Michelangelo Antonioni Die on the Same Day 7/30/07 RIP

Marina Del Rey - Couple Fishing

Couple Fishing at Marina Del Rey 7/30/07

DO SMTHN - Ocean Park, Santa Monica, California


Tom Snyder 1936 - 2007 RIP

Olympic & Sawtelle

Olympic & Sawtelle

Mitsubishi = Cars for assholes!

Cars for assholes!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Poe Pic - Frontispiece of Didier's "The Poe Cult"

Frontispiece of Didier's THE POE CULT

"You Looked Better On My Space"

You looked better on my space.

"You Looked Better On My Space"

Sullen Woman

sullen woman

El Coyote Today

El Coyote scratch margarita

New Beverly Cinema Today

New Beverly Cinema

New Beverly Cinema's Sherman Torgan Dies in Santa Monica

Photographer Edward Weston exhibit coming to the Getty

Santa Monica Mirror: BREAKING NEWS! Lindsay Lohan Arrested in SM Civic Parking Lot

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Obsessive Compulsion Disorder - Jim Carrey, Sade and Me

I didn't see the movie in the theatres, but when I watched the commercial for the upcoming DVD release of Jim Carrey's latest film, "The Number 23," I remembered how obsessive compulsive Donatien de Sade became in prison, trying to figure out clues that didn't exist to come up with the date of his open ended release. Then, I remembered my own ocd.

I hid my ocd from my childhood peers, but my mother knew. She made fun of me one time in an effort to shame me out of the behavior. But both my parents had ocd issues themselves, even if they didn't realize or want to recognize the truth. In the end, my mother had several rituals that entertained me.

But the christians enjoyed mocking me the most. When two "sisters in christ," whom I shared a church basement with one summer while volunteering in a San Francisco inner city youth program, witnessed my rituals, they couldn't get the gossip back to the "body of christ" fast enough. When the cult pastor found out, he confronted me, telling me that my mental illness was "idolatry."

Maybe if there had been an apostle or a saint with ocd, then christians would have a concrete enough example for them to understand the concept. If Fretfully Freddy the Freedonian Friar had counted his every step on his historic trek to the holy land and then died from sore feet at the hands of pagans, he could be the ocd martyr and perhaps the christians might be one dead man closer to comprehending the nuances of psychology.

Gardena Police Shooting - Yoshinoya

Tammy Faye Messner RIP

I respect this woman for her honesty and optimism. She showed us how to die with grace and dignity.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Common Raven

Common Raven
Common Raven
Originally uploaded by amkhosla
Nice pic of a raven I found at flickr. Gotta love those bird lips.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

First Post 07.07.07

Greetings world.

I'm writing this first post just as Al Gore is signing off from the LIVE EARTH show on the Sundance Channel (around 11pm pst). My wife and I have been watching this all day while I've been setting up this blog. I've been doing a lot of research regarding hosting and platforms and all, so I've decided to start out here on blogger.

More later. Cheers.

Best always, Brian Aldrich

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