Beers

I like beer. To the rot gut to my standby to the sublime. I don’t start drink beer

until I moved in with my future wife. The first beer I had was a MILLER LITE and I

had to eat sunflower seeds to kill the taste. My taste buds have been refined quite

a bit in twenty years and most like beers may as well be yellow water. As long as there

are new beers made I will try then. This list of beers is by any means complete. My guess

this is a third of the beers I have had.

Most BUDWEISER products: Piss water that gives me a headache.

With MICHELOB being the exception

COORS LITE, MILLER LITE, BUD LITE taste nearly the same

PAULANER SALVATOR: If I believed in a god I would say he made this beer

STELLA ARTOIS: not bad. the after taste is good

STEEL RESERVE: FUCK YOU

HEINEKEN: makes my farts smell like I eat zombie flesh

URBOCK 23: I had this beer in one of those bars that have 99 beers. This beer

was so strong (9.6 % ) I drank two and switch back to regular beer or I would

have run the risk of getting drunk in two hours. awesome.

SOL: not bad

TECATE: my standby Mexican

CORONA: If I need to add lime and salt to drink it why would I by it?

RED STRIPE: FUCK YOU JAMACA. stick to weed and rum

312 URBAN WHEAT: Don’t really know what it means but it is from Chicago and

it’s pretty damn good.

LAND SHARK: ok

LOWENBRAU: bad farts

BECKS: bad farts

ZIMA: I actually liked it

OLD ENGLISH 800: fuck you

RED DOG: ok

MILLER GENUINE DRAFT: I have had worse

TEQUIZA: my main grip is that it was so week

SAM ADAM’S: nothing to write home about

BLUE MOON: very good

ROLLING ROCK: is/was very good

HONEY BROWN: not bad

GEORGE KILLIAN’S IRISH RED: this is the only beer that I

ever liked and it just stop tasting good.

CAMO: FUCK YOU

SAPPORO: 3 out of 5

TSINGTAO: if I wanted a cat to piss in my mouth I would own a cat

GUINNESS: nope!!

On the redline again: will adrian abuse the homeless?

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I know what you are thinking why would a person who has love and compassion for

the disenfranchised of our society hurt one of the poor untouchables. When one

of those nasty fuckers takes a piss near in full view of the world that’s when!

I had just got off a pace bus that had picked me up in Niles, IL. I was one of the

overnight supervisors at the brand new Target on Touhy ave. I don’t drive and

my virtually brand new wife was either very pregnant with our first child or she

may have already had the boy so I couldn’t just up and ask her to come and pick

me up at 7am in the morning. It took about two hours to get home and I had just

busted my hump that night because not only was the store new but the holiday

season was coming up and if you ever worked retail you know that shit is very

hectic. I was tired, my feet hurt and I knew that the fucking bus was going to

be packed and I was going to have to stand the majority of the way to the Howard

station. I got off the Pace bus and as I was in the process of making my way up

the stairs to the platform to wait on the train to stop let people off and let me

on (I did like getting on at the Howard stop because you were sure to get a seat)

a really really rough looking woman decided that she needed to use the bathroom

right now and what better place then now. The homeless woman pulled her homeless

dress up and pulled her homeless dirty panties down and took a FUCKING PISS! less

then four feet away from me! Most people were disgusted but made their way home or

work I actually looked at this homeless fucking bitch and the steaming urine that

flowed down the concrete and steel steps of the L in the cold fall morning. I can

honestly tell you that I thought for quite sometime about kicking this bitch back

down the stairs and maybe stomp her out when she landed. I looked at her nappy fucking

hair and her rags she used for warmth and thought better of it. Whatever I went

through in my life her shit must clearly have been way worst then mine and anyone who

would take a piss in front of hundreds of people had some serious mental issues. But I

REALLY WANTED TO FUCK HER UP BAD FOR ABOUT THREE MINUTES. MAYBE FOUR.

Fuck you rodney king and bulls fans!

Am I sellout for being embarrassed when black people do incredibly stupid shit so the entire

world knows that about half of the American population of blacks are in fact niggas! I know

people that say it is more than fifty percent but those people don’t seem to make the

distinction between being poor and being a nigga. Everyone who is black or brown knows that if

the cops have to chase you they are bringing an ass kicking with them. Rodney King decided to

run from the lapd anyway because was high and tipsy and had some priors. The two men that

were with Rodney were arrested without incident. They didn’t catch a beat down because they

obeyed the white men with the guns and the law behind them. King showed his whole black ass

(as my mother would say) and they proceeded to taser him and bring down a hail of baton

blows on his ass rarely seen on video tape. Thank your made up god for this modern invention.

Without it he would have been just another nigger who had the misfortune of incurring the

wrath of the LAPD. You had whites and cops who said the stomping of King wasn’t really that

bad but 11 skull fractures, permanent brain damage, broken bones and teeth, kidney damage,

emotional and physical trauma say otherwise. Was King guilty? without a doubt. Did he deserve to be

beaten within a inch of his life no of course. With guilty parties on both sides why am I saying fuck

you Rodney King! BECAUSE HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER. The man was born and raised in Killer

Cali. He was a criminal who had done time in jail. As a black man who had done dirt on previous

occasions he knew full well the consequences of running from the blue meanies, the piggies, the fuzz,

the thin blue line, the po po . So when mister King was being tased and beaten batons by white men

with badges even in his drunken stupor he know this would be the outcome when blacks and brown

(and whites sometimes) run from the piggies. What pissed me off about the entire Rodney King incident

is the Chicago niggas reaction to this. When the Chicago Bulls won their NBA Championship in 91′ niggas

went ape shit and started ripping up parts of the Westside in celebration of the Bulls win. In April of 92′

after the Rodney king verdict black people around this nation showed their disapproval of police

brutality by proceeding to tear shit up. Did the same people who rioted and robbed stores during the

Bulls victory see this as an excuse to get some kind of social justice and wreak some shit? Not one

smashed window, not one stolen item. I was so pissed! These niggas would riot when the Bulls won but

balked at the chance when blacks around the country were protesting for injustice. Super awesome

black people!

Books, books and more books

Having a steady source of income made it easier for my to do one of the things I loved to do

most, reading. ‘”If knowledge is power there is no bad knowledge” has always been my motto

since I decided to have a motto. The best way to gain knowledge at the time in my opinion was

thru reading. Gaining new insights have always been a thrill to me. I would have to say it started

with J A Rogers and his book Sex and Race. When I got the chance I bought everything of his I

could possibly get my hands on. From Superman to Man,World’s Greatest Men of African

Descent,One Hundred Amazing Facts about the Negro: with complete shortcut to the world

history of the Negro, World’s Greatest Men and Women of African Descent, The Real Facts

about Ethiopia ,Sex and Race: Negro-Caucasian Mixing in all Ages and all Lands (3 vols.),World’s

Great Men of Color (2 vols.),Nature Knows No Color Line: research in the Negro ancestry in the

white race, Africa’s Gift to America: the Afro-American in the making and saving of the United

States with new supplement: Africa and its potentialities, “Five Negro Presidents”, a pamphlet

about African ancestry of US presidents were all read at least twice. What I truly liked about the

way he wrote contained none of the “kill the white man” venom some books and people

spouted at a very high shrill like volume. It was as professional as his education and high

intelligence allowed. While I did buy not all of these books in 91’ that is the year when I started

my “gaining some knowledge” era

On the other political fringe is a gentlemen call A. Ralph Epperson. Wikipedia says is an

American writer of conspiracy theories. He is known for his anti-Masonic opinions. Epperson is

a strong believer and educator in the Conspiratorial View of History the theory that suggests

everything that has and is happening in America is happening for a reason and is not just a

mere ‘accident’. The only book of his that I read was the Unseen Hand: the Conspiratorial View

of History. This book help me see with “global eyes” and not just one of the people of a down.

War is money and the people who control this planet don’t want you fucking with either. Years

later I had saw that a lot of his teachings were on video tape in a series call Secrets of History. It

was about 27 hours long and I enjoyed most of it with exception of his Christian views. I was an

agnostic who was leaning toward atheist at the time so his diatribe on that particular view

began to grate on my brain after 27 hours. Oddly it may have hastened me to the side of the

non angels and non demons.

Not everything that I read was comics or fringe theory, I was into speculative fiction and fantasy

too! I was part of one those book clubs which had those seven books for one dollar deal. I

picked those books by the indications that it had nudity or rough language. I had never heard of

Graham Masterton and so I had no idea what to expect when I read Master of Lies. The opening

scene is of a home invasion by a serial killer who brutally tortures a family by nailing the

husband and wife to the floor using railroad spikes in the tops of their hands and backs of their

knees and proceeds to………. I have said too much. I would just like to add the book ended with

a confrontation between a man and a fallen angel and no it’s not Satan. I have read books by

Masterton before and after the publication of Master of Lies and I like quite a few but that

book holds a special place in my heart. A very dark place in my heart.

The Art of War and the Prince are two books on how to get power and maintain it. Since I was

on the kill whitey kick I decided to get the Art of War by Sun Wu. In general life is a series of

strategies at work, home or in the bedroom and one must be prepared. I honestly think this is a

book you can give your child in high school and hopefully by the time they are out of college

they will have read some of the chapters gained some insights. Every few years I find myself

reading a chapter or two. It keeps one sharp. I did read eventually read The Prince and I was not

impressed.

Behold a Pale Horse was one of those books that attracted me the moment I saw the cover.

This was the book that got me started on my never ending journey into the realms of

conspiracy theories (I had read BAPH before the Unseen Hand) Milton William Cooper linked

the US government with ufo cover ups. He wrote about the moon landing, the new world order

(Bilderberg,Illuminati) and hijacking of the presidency by said order. BAPH tied everything

together and made you believe that we were getting fucked on all levels. In this book I was

introduced to the protocols of the elders of Zion. Even the man’s death seems like a

conspiracy. But again I found this man’s faith in God and Jesus off putting.

I picked up Secret Societies and Subversives Movements simply because of the title of the book.

Turns out Nesta Webster was a old school Jew hater and believed that protocols of the elders of

Zion were true she even had Churchill quote some of her theories on the French Revolution.

Her book was somewhat interesting but it was kind of dated.

The Isis papers by Frances Cress Welsing posed that ” that white people are the genetically

defective descendants of albino mutants” of dark people who may have been driven out of the

motherland for being freaks and that the reason whites are so aggressive is that they can so

easily lose their pure whiteness by mating with the darker races and have the overriding urge to

protect their whiteness. Is this not what skin heads believe also? I am amazed how people

literally from polar opposites think in the same wave length . It would be an insult to place her

silliness in the same category as JA Rogers. How many whites did she interview and

psychoanalyze before she came up with this shit. It is a funny read though.

I read Forbidden Knowledge: the Gap in Vision before I read the Real Story: the Gap in Conflict

so I was kind of at a loss with the storyline. But you could get the jest of the plot from the inner

dialogue of the main character Morn Hyland. The story is long and complex as you would

expect a five book storyline to be. I had heard of Stephen R. Donaldson due to the The

Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever (which I have not read) but I had no idea this

space saga would be better than 2001: a space Odyssey (my opinion of course). I could see

most of the events actually happening somewhere in the far future. Zone implants, Gap

sickness, force grown babies, and weldings all seem very possible.

Books like DOPE, INC and The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality? and many others

caught my attention. I could write more but you get the point that I like “odd” books rights?

Me? Paranoid?

The early 90’s is about the time I got into conspiracies. It may have started with the movie JFK and

The Big Book of Conspiracies but it branched into other books and people very quickly. I read

Dope inc a book written by the EIR which is basically part of the Larouche Movement. The book

said that the Queen of England is the head of a worldwide drug dealing organization. It sounds

silly at first until you read your history pertaining to the British and the opium trade in China

then you realize that it may be farfetched but not that farfetched. Behind every great fortune is

a great crime. I also read The Ugly Truth about the ADL. It was kind of lop sided but interesting.

I even bought their paper for a while but eventually they pissed me off with the constant

begging for donations so I stopped . Stacie informed me that my name would be on a

list of political malcontents. My reaction was that of glee at the thought.

I was going down the rabbit hole as far as I could without acting and looking like a kook. Ralph

Epperson who wrote The Unseen Hand did a video series called the Secrets of History in which he

laid out how things really happened as opposed to what history books and governments informed

you of. The video were good but every time he mentioned how the bad guys were secular humanist

and you needed to trust in god and the bible really put a bad taste in my mouth. I was Agnostic

at the time and these tapes were having the opposite effect. It seemed to me that religion was

keeping mankind stupid and unevolved much more then science or a man who thought all of

mankind was his brother and sister regardless of how he worshipped or who she screwed. The

people on top may be pagans or satanists or see science as a new religion but I don’t

think the average atheist or humanist was.

Crossfire by Jim Marrs was great . Wilson Bryan Key wrote a few books on how he believed

subliminal messages were pervasive in advertising sending us images of sex and death in

a wide variety of ads from salad dressing to whiskeys ads in men magazines. Throw that

in with Phillip K Dick and Robert Anton Wilson and you have a guy that has the tendency

to over analyze stuff. Like almost everything in my life I absorb all the information

related to conspiracies and I pick and choose what makes logical sense to me. Was

there a conspiracy involved in the killing of JFK? I would say yes because Oswald

could not have done the shooting. Does the moon have cities full of scientist and powerful

people (alternative 3.) Who gives a fuck?

They most important thing I have gotten from conspiracies is that it’s very important to

read between the lines and gather as many facts as you can before you make up your mind

about an event,a group, or a person. I plan on instilling those freethinking ideas in

my children.

Things i still wish i could do: a not that old man’s walk down memory lane

This may well sound like a rant from an old man but I can tell you I am not even middle age yet

and this is more of a fond look back at dead tech and other such enjoyable things.

Saturday morning cartoons: Was my religion back in the days of my youth. I remember

waking up one morning sometime in the late 80’s (yeah I was a teen then so what?) I had

my cereal with a gallon of milk and the required bowl and spoon. I cut on the TV to channel two

and nothing. I move over to channel five and there is some lame crap on like Saved by the Ball. I

am nervous by the time I turn to channel seven to catch a glimpse of some sports bs. What

the hell was going on here? For the next few weeks I would actually get up Saturday mornings

to see if cartoons were on. Gone. I can roll with the punches with most things but you could at

least give me a damn warning that you were going to change your programming. Fox would

eventually have some of their own cartoons and as much as I enjoyed X men and the Tick it

was never the same after that horrible Saturday morning. Now there are networks dedicated

to cartoons but I miss the day of the Super Friends and Captain Power

Cassette tapes: When I was a teenager one of the coolest things to was to record music from

the radio to a tape. Back then I listened to mostly hip hop and some old school rock. The

modern music of the eighties for the most part seem very very gay. I have only recently just

begun to listen to 80’s rock. If you didn’t have the money to buy the Less Than Zero soundtrack

to rock to “Going back to Cali” you could just wait until it came on and press the play and record

buttons at the same time and that was it. If you could afford some new music you ran down to

your local record store and pay for it. You could even buy a single or a special import.

Someone told me places like Rose Records and Coconuts had the same music plus more and

was actually cheaper. So long over priced ghetto record hello franchised record stores with

employees who followed me around with that “this black is going to steal something” look on

their face. For the lower prices I would learn to deal with that……..a little bit. Sometimes

I would give an employee who is lurking in the shadows checking me out that nervous crack

head “I am going to steal something” look. The thing I loved the most about audio tapes was

the fact that I could make a mix tape for the girl who happened to be courting me at

that time. I could express in a song much easier the love I felt for a person then the words that

came out of my mouth.

Cheap sports tickets: Before the Bulls became World Champions tickets to their game where a

dime a dozen at the good old Chicago Stadium. You could have a great time in the

nosebleeds. People would bring their own alcohol to get smashed and talk a gang of crap about

the players and coach. It was even better when the Bulls lost. I would not want to think about

how much I have to pay to take my kids to see a game there.

Paper food stamps: If you had enough food stamps back in the day you could buy a baby.

Those small Arabs run corner store were always more than willing to barter with you when you

came in with food stamps. One of the main reasons I could never get into Islam was the way

how Arabs in the hood treated black people. Just because we had food stamps did not make

us sub human. Those Arabs were not very good representatives of the Muslim culture. On

the other hand a lot of black people who came into their stores could be rather ignorant and I

could understand the reaction.

The Super Transfer: Back in the days in Chicago you could travel the buses and trains all

Sunday with what was called a super transfer. I tried to make it a point to be out of the

house as early as I could to take advantage of that policy. If I had no money I would just

ride a train from end to end. The only thing that worried me was going into Hispanic hoods

because they had the nasty habit of starting trash with me. If I did have money it was

comics and movies all damn day .

Newsstands: What the hell happened to all the news stands in Chicago. One day in the

90’s I’m buying my comic books from a newsstand the next I have to go to a comic shop

to get my books. I would get use to this eventually I just wish people would inform me

about what ordinance you are passing that screws up my plans.

Last but not least. A dirty run sketchy downtown is felt better then a clean boring downtown.

I understand that a clean “less” dangerous downtown brings in more revenue but I had so

much more with a “run down” downtown Chicago. You would have had to see it get what I

was talking about.