i’m famous?

a few weeks ago, there was a 35mm camera posted on freecycle, to which i responded. i didn’t hear anything for a couple of weeks, and i didn’t see the corresponding “taken” notice, so i responded again, and still didn’t hear anything, so i gave up on it and went on to other endeavours.

today, i got email from an anonymous, unknown person. the email address was “false <[email protected]_____.com>” (i have deleted xes mail carrier) – although the return path was to “[email protected]_____.com” – informing me that the 35mm camera was still available, if i wanted it, although it came along with a couple of pre-conditions:

if you are the Seattle musician who sells incense, you will have to allow me to take your photo and buy a pack of your Tibetan incense.

things that make me go hmmmmm…

this has me wondering… in the past, i would think that this person is likely a cop, or some form of “law enforcement professional” who is looking for a way to get me to voluntarily connect my physical appearence with one or more email addresses, as a part of some unknowable investigation… it may well be exactly that, even now, although the probability is somewhat less than it would have been in the past.

however, i also have to keep in mind that i am not completely unknown in this community, and xe has pretty much nailed several defining characteristics of me, which are known by people who know who i am: seattle, musician, and incense… so xe could be one of those people who has stopped and talked to me at the fremont sunday market, or any of a number of different art car shows where i’ve sold incense… it could also be someone who has seen snake suspenderz, or, possibly, the fremont phil… and there have been literally tens of thousands of those kind of folks.

one way or the other, i imagine that this is what really famous people have to deal with all the time. which makes me think that it’s probably a good thing that i’m not that famous, because i’m too paranoid for that kind of shit. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

another week closer to the eschaton…

I Talked With an Algerian Last Night About NDAA, He Said Expect People to Start Disappearing – ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Tea Party to America: Merry Christmas, Fuck You – In a few days, House Republicans will be off counting their own tax cuts (about 50% of House Republicans are millionaires), vacationing on their yachts, and betting each other whose jet can make it to St. Bartโ€™s faster – while 160 million Americans try to come up with an extra $1500 to cover their tab.

We Killed Your Daughter; You’re Under Arrest – an act of vehicular homicide — one involving “gross negligence,” and therefore a felony… committed by a police officer clown, who, because of the fact that he is a police officer, is not going to be charged with anything. if my 4,000 pound car ran over some one it would kill them, but if i was one of the aforementioned above, their 4,000 pound car probably would hurt anyone… right?

Time to end the war on drugs – Sir Richard Branson says “Decriminalization does not result in increased drug use.”… too bad nobody’s listening, especially in the united states. ๐Ÿ˜ quite the opposite, actually: Kafka Surrenders – if the police illegally stop you, detain you, and beat you, you aren’t permitted to resist. just roll over and take it. submit. also, Do Private Military Contractors Have Impunity to Torture? – “this question has not yet been settled in the courts of the United States.” that’s a good thing to know… ๐Ÿ˜

President Obama’s Puzzling Silence on Marijuana Policy – if he were to say “fuck it, let’s legalise pot” he would gain back all of the support that he’s lost over the past few years, but the likelyhood that he’s actually going to do it is slim to none… ๐Ÿ˜ Jurors Need to Know That They Can Say No – jury nullification is the first step, but before you can get on a jury, you have to either lie (a felony) and say that you won’t support jury nullification, or you have to lie (a felony) and say that you’ve never heard of it, because if you state that you are a supporter of jury nullification, they won’t let you serve on a jury.

RIAA and Homeland Security Caught Downloading Torrents – more than 900 unique IP-addresses at the Government organization through which copyrighted files were downloaded… will they answer for their piracy? RIAA’s Response To Infringement Via Its IP Address Is To Say Someone Else Did It – so the excuse that’s not good enough when everyone else uses it, is good enough when it comes to the RIAA… hmmmm… can you say “double standard”? i knew you could…

at the same time, Internet circumvents anti-piracy bill before it even passes – moral: never tell a geek that he can’t have something.

TSA Confiscates Woman’s Frosted Cupcake – TSA clowns take woman’s christmas treats because they say they are a threat to national security…?