Notes from the Beginning...

October Was an odd month for meets. What follows is a summary of odd happenings from the October 15 & 21 meets. The October 23 meet is not here for some reason:


I'm starting from today's meet and going backwards.

OCT 21nd meet - Cthulu on his own.

VICTORY IS OURS! The White Spot across from Benny's has removed all of its flags.

Now, we get to ask 24 hour video why they are only open for 16 hours.

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to introduce one of the future issues, we'll either get a .MPEG or rotating 3D object of the "B" in the bottoms of the outside tables at benny's, with the label "Welcome to Benny's (crossed out) CONCRETE"

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To summarize/introduce:

* What did we learn while creating Concrete?

-Reese's, the popular american candy company responsable for peanut butter cups and reese's pieces, also is the world's biggest packager of insects as food. -In 100 grams of peanut butter, the FDA allows the finding of a maximum of 10 insect parts and 3 rodent hairs. -Marijuana stimulates sea urchin sperm. (Theories as to how they discovered that) -Rasputin, the Mad russian monk, can be found in the Guiness Book of World Records as the (ahem) most well-endowed man, measuring up at eighteen inches. Proof lies in the preserved member.

* A history of Concrete to present? -Original incarnation: Coyote/Lone Wolf's mag ... (what was it called?) -Pecked to Death by Ducks era: mostly poetry-based, as little 'reality' content as possible. -Benny's era: MORE MORE MORE

* While the mag may be neat, it can't compare to the meets. Why? What has happened at the meets?

-Returning from the library, we consistantly encounter the most spectacular sunsets possible while bussing south over the Granville bridge. -Rebecca getting her tongue pierced -Going to Cheap Thrills and nuzzling the furry purple wall -Getting the biggest meet attendance so far (5? 6? 7?) to all go see MOHTAHL KOMBAH!

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Every issue, having an 'image from Benny's'? I have a postcard I want it to be... in future, perhaps the BC PEST CONTROL sign, the antique shop, detail on engraving, chairs, tables, etc... I will be bringing a camera to meets.

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Boards involved with COncrete: Benny's Bagels, 4th and Larch - WHQ The Screaming Tomato (430-8805) Odyssey (261-0309) PTDBD/Roving tab nodew (not up yet) ftp site? email address? web page?

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NASA grant. We can fill it out and apply for one. So can our loyal readers.

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Josh, explain exactly to us what our rights are regarding rent-a-cops. What precisely can they and can they not do?

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Somewhere, mention that the insidious V-chip, to cens or violence out of television programs, originated from a scientist working out of Simon Fraser University... "Concrete, coming to you from Vancouver, birthplace of the V-Chip."

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Regarding the concrete anthem: Shall we assign it a tune? Sing it at every meet? Print up little flags, create a handshake? Get a slogan or keep "We're neat."? How far do we want to take the secret society aspect of this?

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OCT 15th meet - Cthulu and Josh

ISSUE 1 - introduction ISSUE 2 - written in html, looks and works like a web page, links... The "InterNet" (NOT "InnerNet" - grr, americans) issue. Sub-topics: drag queens/transvestitism (and conspiracies?) ISSUE 3 - This issue is completely dedicated to Benny's Bagels. Everything about it. (Perhaps save conspiracies for this issue instead.) ISSUE 4 - A tribute to Tarentino issue. "Paul Fiction"? Takeoff of RedDogs/PF posters ISSUE 5 - Retro to the 1940s. Every article ends with "BUY WAR BONDS", we have anti-facist propaganda, and edit ourselves into historical B&W pics. ISSUE 6 - The '80s yuppie corporate powerhouse organic issue. "100% organic - partially or entirely composed of carbon." ISSUE 7 - Marxist-Leninist issue "The Popular People's Concrete Front" (Wasn't it said somewhere that every country in the world with the world "Democratic" in its title was the exact reverse?)

Somewhere along the line the topics will begin to get kind of weak, so we'll bolster it with out WEED issue - all about WEED! Or, weeds to be particular. Which ones are most common up here, which are poisonous, and how you can derive highs from snorting dandilions. Also - an issue on 'the blues'?

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FOOD FOOD FOOD!

To add to restaurant list:

-Jung's -Vine yard - all night, cheap ($3.00) english-style breakfast. souvlaki*

*What every hacker/goth/nocturnal person should know in Vancouver - 24 hour restaurants - Vine Yard - where else?

- best foods for hackers - Josh working on it. -Best kind of power bars -Jolt vs Turbo Jolt, coffee, tea, cola -foods/drinks with highest caffeine content

- foods - what you can do with them and SHOULD NOT DO with them. -Don't snort kool-aid powder -along with cocoa powder, be sure to add LOTS of sugar.

"Irish coffee contains the four essential food groups - sugar, alcohol, caffeine and fat."

Kraft dinner (*note - must be GENUINE kraft) Electric jell-o (jell-o mixed with... VODKA!) - Jello without water - aerofoam. *research in Discover) Monkey chow (not made OF monkeys.. not FOR monkeys... but BY monkeys!) Pot stickers

-Food preparation - Concrete style -Cthulu tea: honey, white sugar, brown sugar, icing sugar, peanut butter, marmalade, jelly, butter, marshmallows, raisins, coffee beans, cinnamon. - piece of cheese resting on top

-Scoped chicken - looks like chicken, smells like chicken... ---

grr. despite the bad spacing job of renegade and the seeming fluff of it all, there are some very important concepts introduced here... notably the issue listing. The spinning b mentionned on top would go to issue 3.

We'll also get a listing of benny's regular weirdoes, and of other clubs/societies that meet there. (one poetry group I know and some wiccans too, perhaps others.)

Oh, and in case you didn't hear from me... THERE'S ANOTHER MEET TODAY TO SURROGATE THE LOST ONE EYSTERDAY.

So far, we know that I'm coming with my girlfriend, and that Josh is at coming. Sometime around 6 pm we'll be downtown meeting Voi.

We don't know if Coyote's coming, but we hope so. -local- concrete.private [76 of 111] [q]uit [!]FSE

date: 12:19 pm Sun Oct 22, 1995 number : 77 of 111 from: Coyote base : -local- concrete.private to : Cthulu refer #: 76 subj: Re: meet review replies: None stat: Normal origin : Local

C> -Original incarnation: Coyote/Lone Wolf's mag... (what was it called?)

The Underground Compendium.

C> Every issue, having an 'image from Benny's'? I have a postcard I want C> it to be... in future, perhaps the BC PEST CONTROL sign, the antique C> shop, detail on engraving, chairs, tables, etc... I will be bringing C> a camera to meets. let's try not to centralize on benny's. as much as i love it and all.

C> ftp site? email address? web page?

i'm working on a web page\ftp site.

once i get the money, i'll get an official concrete email address.

C> Regarding the concrete anthem: Shall we assign it a tune? Sing it at C> every meet? Print up little flags, create a handshake? Get a slogan C> or keep "We're neat."? How far do we want to take the secret society C> aspect of this?

i sense the theme of 'black adder' whenever i read it... except for a few diversions occasionally. i'll try and come up with a tune for it...

forget the handshake, that would be purely annoying. perhaps we should have a hand signal or something instead...

i like the slogan 'we're neat'... but if someone can come up with something else, it can be taken into consideration.

C> ISSUE 1 - introduction

the chaos issue.

C> ISSUE 2 - written in html, looks and works like a web page, links... C> The "InterNet" (NOT "InnerNet" - grr, americans) issue.

have 'innernet' and scrawl a big T over the second n.

C> Sub-topics: drag queens/transvestitism (and conspiracies?)

the internet is a big topic, full of potential. we could save this for a future issue.

C> ISSUE 3 - This issue is completely dedicated to Benny's Bagels. C> Everything about it.

i wish benny's was closer to me. it takes me 2 hours to get down there. what a pain in the derriere.

but like i said, let's not put so much focus on the place. it would be a good subtopic, though.

C> *What every hacker/goth/nocturnal person should know in Vancouver

the location of cemetaries and graveyards.

the best stores to buy black clothing in.

C> - foods - what you can do with them and SHOULD NOT DO with them. C> - Don't snort kool-aid powder C> - along with cocoa powder, be sure to add LOTS of sugar. - "never try to swallow anything bigger than your head." - spraying binaca up your nose can be a cheap and intense alternative to to mescaline sniffers.

C> Monkey chow (not made OF monkeys.. not FOR monkeys... but BY monkeys!)

the drawback to this would come, of course, when we collectively realize we HAVE no monkeys.

unless you have a secondary research source.

C> -Scoped chicken - looks like chicken, smells like chicken...

heheheh.

C> We don't know if Coyote's coming, but we hope so.

unfortunately...

i went yesterday. got there at 1:05. rowan left at 12:55. draw your own conclusions.

plus, i have no money, and i believe i've contracted mono from my mother.

lastly, i have a performance poetry piece on Dreams due tomorrow. so... i'm homelocked.

my regrets. please come up with something useful in my absence... and make a point of focussing on the first issue.

AUTHORS: Coyote, Cthulu