David Mertz

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March 8, 2011 at 9:09 pm
Bennelong Bicyclist Compulsory voting (yup, even in local government elections) makes such stickers irrelevant here in Oz. How can one run a democracy with it, I constantly ask myself.
March 9, 2011 at 12:17 am
David Mertz Yeah, voter turnout in the US is terrible (and not mandatory, obviously). This municipal election is unlikely to get 20%. Some of that pattern is deliberate disenfranchisement by the right. But in general we lack a culture of political participation.
March 9, 2011 at 12:59 am
David Mertz My informal count after looking at the results and finding a rough guess of registered voters is that we got 6.25% turnout.. or *registered* voters, which is probably 60% of those eligible.
March 9, 2011 at 4:16 am
David Mertz My friend Christina Wilson finds better figures, which aren't THAT much more positive than my estimate: "Only 10.75% (221,487 out of 2,060,913) of registered voters participated in yesterday's election in Los Angeles."
March 9, 2011 at 7:02 pm
Bennelong Bicyclist Whereas I was fined (I think it was $120) for failing to vote in a local government election a few years ago. In my defence, it was a ward by-election which received almost no publicity other than a small leaflet in the letterbox which was thrown out along with all the junk mail and advertising crap. And I wasn't feeling very well that day. Nevertheless, I felt ashamed and chastened and paid my fine without complaint.
March 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm
David Mertz @Bennelong: Of course, that's the same amount as the parking ticket one gets while voting at the polling place here in LA :-) (... in fairness, apparently there WAS a little-publicized suspension of ticketing within some number of feet of polling places on this particular election day). Another good argument that bicycling should accompany civic duty.
March 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Self portrait
In this video: David Mertz
March 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm

In this video: Mary Ann Sushinsky
January 20, 2011 at 1:41 pm
David Mertz Rangda floats slightly away from wall
January 20, 2011 at 1:42 pm
Dawn Halloran Charouhas so cool
January 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm
Bennelong Bicyclist How is it, living with an evil child-eating witch?
January 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm
Bennelong Bicyclist Have you been to Bali? If so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9toD_R6t1pI
January 25, 2011 at 4:42 pm
David Mertz Bennelong: I just don't understand how you can associate something as wholesome as pedoanthropophagy with "evil."
January 25, 2011 at 8:36 pm
Bennelong Bicyclist How is it, living with a wholesomel child-eating witch?
January 25, 2011 at 9:38 pm
David Mertz @Bennelong: I love Mary Ann dearly, and whonm am I to judge about her little cannibalism quirk.
January 26, 2011 at 12:33 am
Mary Ann Sushinsky Me loves tender chillens! Yum.
January 26, 2011 at 1:23 am
Paris Finley You are what you eat, Mary Ann. (That goes for the mind, too, David. Onions give your brain bad breath.)
January 26, 2011 at 3:18 pm
Mary Ann Sushinsky Paris, yes, I eat to stay young.
January 26, 2011 at 3:34 pm
Teri Vanaria Donahue Eat more garlic...cures EVERYTHING!!!!
January 30, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Rangda in Los Angeles
January 20, 2011 at 2:02 am
Meagan Thompson-Mann Great, now I'm going to have nightmares.
January 20, 2011 at 2:15 am
David Mertz Rangda is the demon queen of the leyaks in Bali, according to traditional Balinese mythology. Terrifying to behold, the child-eating Rangda leads an army of evil witches against the leader of the forces of good - Barong.
January 20, 2011 at 3:02 am
Meagan Thompson-Mann I think she will mistake me for a child and eat me.
January 20, 2011 at 3:11 am
Danny Yee Doesn't she cause pregnant women to miscarry?
January 20, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Priscacara lipos (Cope) Eocene period Green River Shale Fossil, Wyoming
January 2, 2011 at 8:53 pm
Scott Singer rockin'
January 2, 2011 at 10:26 pm
Malcolm Singer Yes, but does wag its tail and sing a song?
January 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Priscacara lipos (Cope) Eocene period Green River Shale Fossil, Wyoming
January 2, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Priscacara lipos (Cope) Eocene period Green River Shale Fossil, Wyoming
January 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Krafft-Ebing: I received this copy of the 1893 first English edition of Psychopathia Sexualis as a gift. Something to strive for in 2011.
January 1, 2011 at 7:38 pm
Bennelong Bicyclist I was always fascinated, but often horrified, by Havelock Ellis' texts when I thought I might become a psychiatrist.
January 1, 2011 at 8:58 pm
Meagan Thompson-Mann I particularly like the chapter on "Acquired Homosexuality."
January 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm
Bennelong Bicyclist It is highly contagious, I'm told. I must be immune.
January 2, 2011 at 1:07 am

Burlesque before movie show
November 4, 2010 at 12:17 am

Catholic girl
In this video: Mary Ann Sushinsky
November 3, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Catholic girl
In this video: Mary Ann Sushinsky
November 3, 2010 at 11:54 pm

The defeated players remain happy.
In this video: Mary Ann Sushinsky, David Mertz
July 11, 2010 at 4:03 am

The underdog, David, had a come-from-behind win with final victory with a Sports 6-level question.
In this video: David Mertz, Mary Ann Sushinsky
July 11, 2010 at 4:02 am
Anne Boyd for "6-level," read "gimme"...
July 11, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Mary Ann uses tools like her cousins the crows
In this video: Mary Ann Sushinsky
June 25, 2010 at 9:06 pm
Jessica Staheli So, once all was attached...how did she get out of that corner?!
June 26, 2010 at 3:20 pm
David Mertz I bring her food every once in a while; and plenty of water.
June 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm
Bennelong Bicyclist She holds them in her beak?

Ah, glass and steel...
June 26, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Back cover, more titles.
June 23, 2010 at 7:58 pm
Bennelong Bicyclist oooh, there's one on Derrida. Don't tell me, there's no glue on the spine of the book so when you open it, all the pages fall out in a heap on the floor.
June 23, 2010 at 9:32 pm

June 23, 2010 at 7:57 pm
David Mertz Front inside cover, For Beginners series.
June 23, 2010 at 7:59 pm
Christina Wilson several years ago, i gave "heidegger for beginners" to a friend as a baby shower present. the kid should be old enough to take a first stab at it now.
June 23, 2010 at 8:07 pm

A page from Wittgenstein for Beginners
June 23, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Wittgenstein for Beginners
June 23, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Hemoglobin A (2W6V)
In this video: David Mertz
April 2, 2010 at 3:07 pm
Martin Blais Good thing your contract wasn't in waste management.
April 2, 2010 at 5:34 pm
Simma Park Nice use of the similarity to curly hairs. I think you win for nerdiest (I use "nerd" as a high compliment) tattoos.
April 2, 2010 at 5:41 pm
Martin Blais If they unbury you in 1000 years, they'll be speculating for another 1000.
April 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm
Miki Tebeka That's a sign you've been in the L.A. too long
April 3, 2010 at 2:09 pm
David Mertz Miki: But it's all about my NYC job :-).
April 3, 2010 at 2:21 pm
Bennelong Bicyclist Interests: Film, Philosophy, Theory, Species, Theatre, Tattoos, Law, Bodybuilding, Travel, Leftist Politics, Geeky Stuff

That'll be an interest in bodybuilding at the molecular rather than the somatic level, then?
May 22, 2010 at 6:09 am

ghost bowling
In this video: David Mertz
March 21, 2010 at 10:47 pm

MAS4
In this video: Mary Ann Sushinsky
November 23, 2009 at 2:59 am
Cheryl Ann Fillekes nice ladies, but why do they let their daughter touch a keyboard? never admit you type!
November 23, 2009 at 4:30 pm

MAS4
In this video: Mary Ann Sushinsky
November 23, 2009 at 2:59 am

MAS4
In this video: Mary Ann Sushinsky
November 23, 2009 at 2:59 am

Madmen pix
In this video: David Mertz
November 21, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Madmen pix
In this video: David Mertz
November 21, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Madmen pix
In this video: David Mertz
November 21, 2009 at 5:32 pm
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