Friday, November 30, 2007

A shorter copy of my review

I have to cut some music part out due to YouTube limit.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

HIT ME!

Hate me, Hit me, Shower me with punches.

I need Pizzazz


I found an article from the NY Times today, titled "A Cover Girl Who’s Simply Himself". It's about Andre J., a very handsome African American man who was on a November cover of French Vogue (as a model). Andre J. is not a cross dresser, in fact, he would preferred that you think of him as "a performance artist who rolls out his own stage every day." Andre J. has been dressing like this forever & he received attention by just being himself & stop caring what people think of him. People would come up to him and said“Wow, oh my goodness, what the hell, you look fantastic, holla brotha” and his favorite so far "I am just so glad you're alive" The article also brought my attention about Blaxploitation and Exploitation film (awesome future platform for me). As I research on how to be a comedian (remember one of my platform choice?). I realized that many comedian play characters in their acts. I was quite a different person when I did the Junk to Funk model. I want to take this further. Can I? and How I? are to be continued. I think the first step is I need to have a pizzazz (from my research of Andre J. after reading the article, he often used this term a lot). Oh and I need to do something with my overly oily + shinny face (hell girl! have you been cooking? my friend would say).

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Umm Dangerous Zone

I should be writing a paper, but this is so much fun.
Than Shwe is a Burmese junta leader Senior General. I hope I can still go to Myanmar.

My Life with Bush (A new book)






Monday, November 19, 2007

Parasite Project

From Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
parasite
Function: noun Etymology: Middle French, from Latin parasitus, from Greek parasitos, from para- + sitos grain, food Date: 1539
1 : a person who exploits the hospitality of the rich and earns welcome by flattery 2 : an organism living in, with, or on another organism in parasitism 3 : something that resembles a biological parasite in dependence on something else for existence or support without making a useful or adequate return
I have been thinking a lot about medias and thinking about what my professor, Harrell Fletcher told our class one day. He said we should start thinking of ourselves as advertising agents or commercial design company. How do we reach people? and how to get the word out there. I had this idea that maybe I can use the "letter to editor" or "reader comments" as my advertising method. it's easier now that everything can be done online & thousand of people read those comments. So this project is about posting my comment on various online sources, and sort of being a parasite by included my web & school program in there. Below is the reader comments I have posted so far.

Response to "Child Matadors Draw Olés in Mexico’s Bullrings" By MARC LACEY
Published: November 19, 2007. THE NEW YORK TIMES
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November 19th, 2007 2:48 pm
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I'm a vegetarian so I was surprised that I am saying this. Bull fighting is a cruel activity but it is also a part of their culture. I wonder if this tradition should be preserved? In my opinion, I would rather see people stop eating meat instead (or at least kill the animal themselves instead of mass murder at the factory farm). What about the fact that NASCAR uses so much oil, is that not cruel and wrong too? As for children participate in bull fighting, yes it sounds wrong but I wonder if there are any different between child matadors and child actors, child models, child athletes? These children face the same danger (look at JonBenét Ramsey). We saw many parents brought their small children to many political protest and people are recently talking about the children rights to vote. If the children are old enough to participate in those things, can't they be a matadors? Killing and hunting used to be parts of our survival, in the old day a boy would be practicing these skills just like farmer teaching their children how to ride a tractor, or us teaching our children to cross the street, to count 1-10, to be a mean football player for Ivy league scholarship.
— Varinthorn Christopher, MFA student (Social Practice) Portland State University, Oregon. www.daikons.com
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Response to "Here Comes the Stain Again" By Frank Bruni
Published: November 20, 2007. THE NEW YORK TIMES (Diner's Journal)
19. November 21st, 2007 1:17 am
Maybe you could start a campaign to “Stop Napkin of Shame”. That could save the restaurants lots of laundry bills & maybe Al Gore would be proud of you (less spending on water & resources). Get dirty rich folks!
— Posted by Varinthorn Christopher, MFA student (Social Practice) Portland State University, Oregon. www.daikons.com
Response to "Helping Hand of Hef", Here at Playboy" by Matt DeMazza 11.19.07 5:00 AM CST
Playboy Magazine blog
Way to go Hef!
11.21.07 12:28 AM CST by Varinthorn Christopher, MFA student (Social Practice) Portland State University, Oregon (Playboy did not show my web address, but the reader can click on my name to go to my web site)

1. November 22nd, 2007 11:47 am
We are such a “BUYING” culture. We woke up everyday with messages “YOU NEED TO HAVE THIS” “YOU NEED TO BUY THIS” This just made me feel that TV is so boring and predictable. Project Runway can do something more creative, like altered the cloth for thrift stores or make clothing out of trash like the Junk to Funk event in Portland, Oregon. — Posted by Varinthorn Christopher, MFA student (Social Practice) Portland State University, Oregon. www.daikons.com


Sunday, November 18, 2007

From Junk to Funk

My friend Ramona llea asked me to be a model for her "Oh So Delicious" dress made from Soy Ice Cream Tubs. Ramona collected the tubs for a year. Her dress was selected to enter the Junk to Funk show. I was reluctant at first because I haven't done anything like this before & I was afraid that I would fall down from the stage. But then I said yes, thinking, why not push myself to try something new. Plus Sam Adams and Pollyanne would be there! I had a great time! People made amazing things from trash. I met a lot of new people. For a shy person, this is really a "social" practice. Click here to see more pictures of the events.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Platform


There is an article in the NY Times this week about how Oprah has found her new PLATFORM! (it is YouTube) She called her new platform "Oprah Channel" or something like that. This freaked me out! Then I had an epiphany! That I am not an artist & I will never be one. I just want to be an artist mainly to get back at my dad (who devoted a big chunk of his life to preventing this particular dream of mine from coming true). So who am I?

When my brain grows up I want to be an editor, writer, and comedian (no kidding).

Thus, I am making a new online publishing website (my new Platform) featuring books, magazines, tabloids, newspapers & what not. It will be launch really soon. What am I writing right now?

THE BUMRUNGTON COLD WAR, A historical exhibit of contentious Father-Daughter relations. (non-fiction)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Change My Pattaya

What to do? what can I do? Serious future project to change Pattaya and child sex tourism.


Sunday, November 4, 2007

Catch the poop project


Click on blog title to go to project blog.