Archive for May, 2006

Day 143 – Confuse future archaeologists by dating things wrongly

May 31, 2006

I put some dates on various things. I either put dates like 18xx or 20×6 or like two years earlier than it would have come out. Por ejemplo, I put 1881 on the phone, 2112 on my desk, and I scratched out 2004 and put 1955 on a dvd that I was returning to Half Price Books. This was a fun one. Way more do-able than the whole “hijack a train” one.

Points earned: 3
Total points: 363


Day 142 – Now liquidate absolutely everyone you’ve met this week

May 30, 2006

This will be a tough one because most of the new people that I met live in Indiana and Chicago. I don’t think I’ll be able to pull it off.

Points earned: 1
Total points: 360

Day 141 – Impose your new society

May 29, 2006

I took Nick and Gabe swimming at Lake Harriet, because it was 95+ degrees again, today. And by swimming I actually mean wrestling and picking them up and throwing them in the water. They loved it. The whole time they would plead with me, “It wasn’t me, it was Nick/Gabe! What did I do?” My response was, “Nothing, I’m imposing my new society. These are the new rules.” So I made up some phoney rules about no touching the new king (me), and we all had a laugh.

Points earned: 3
Total points: 359

Day 140 – Hijack a train to the scene of your coup

May 28, 2006

I was going to actually go to the train yard and at least hop a train and ride it to the “scene of my coup,” but it was 97 degrees here today. Ninety fucking seven degrees. That shit ain’t right. So I instead went to a movie so I could sit in the AC.

Points earned: 1
Total points: 356

Day 139 – Develop your own revolutionary brand

May 27, 2006

Today I was supposed to come up with a revolutionary brand. I guess my revolution will have something to do with people being less stupid…but I haven’t fully figured it out yet…any ideas? So my brand will look a little something like this:

brand x

It looks like it’d be pretty easy to make into a stencile to spray paint everywhere…don’t you think? It’d look pretty badass on the back of a punk jacket, too.

Points earned: 3
Total points: 355

Day 138 – Foment unrest away from home

May 26, 2006

It was so fuckin’ hot today that I couldn’t do much of anything except see the new X-Men movie. So here’s some unrest for you. Scott Summers, Jean Grey, and Professor X die.

Points earned: 2
Total points: 352

Day 137 – Print your own samizdat

May 25, 2006

This is the beginning of Revolution Week. It should be fun….even though it is beginning in the middle of the week. I had to look up what a samizdat was. I decided to take it in a modern direction. I burnt a few copies of Loose Change and left them at bus stations around town. I can only hope that people will take ’em home and watch ’em. I plan on doing this more often.

Points earned: 3
Total points: 350! (I need 700 points to be in the running for the winner, and I’m half way there with 45 days to go ’til the half way point. Booyakasha!)

Here’s the great looking trailer for the new Pixar movie, Ratatouille. Yeah, it’s in French…big deal.

Day 136 – Travel to another city

May 24, 2006

I got on my bus from Chicago to Minneapolis around midnight. One city. And later in the day I hopped across the mighty Mississip to St. Paul. Two Cities. Booyah!

Points earned: 3
Total points: 347

Look how awesome this movie looks. Yikes.

Day 135 – Hunter gatherer day

May 23, 2006

I started out trying to actually hunt and gather all of my food. I woke up, went in the back yard, and picked some polk (kinda like wild asparagus) and dandylion greens. The greens sucked, but the polk was pretty ok. The only problem was that I was headed to Chicago/Minneapolis on the megabus, so hunting and gathering would be tough. So I changed my plan to make sure that my meals had at least something hunted or gathered. I had breakfast made with a lot of dumpstered food (french toast with real maple syrup & strawberries). So by this time I’d done a pretty good job of being a gatherer. But I have to get on the bus back home soon. This would have been a whole lot easier during the fall. What were they thinking putting this one in the spring? I’d like to attempt this again in the fall.

Points earned: 2
Total points: 345

Day 134 – Plant marijuana outside a government building and report them to the local newspaper

May 22, 2006

I had some problems with this one. If you plant a marijuana seed outside a government building, you won’t have any results for at least a few weeks, right? Was I supposed to transplant a seedling pot plant, or what? I don’t understand. Anyway, I didn’t do it. I think it’s a great idea, and I still WANT to do this one, but I just didn’t have access to a pot plant.

Points earned: 1
Total points: 343