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Thomas G Henry’s Somewhat Ridiculous B’day Party

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Hosted By:
Thomas G Henry
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When:
Saturday Jul 08, 2006
at 8:00 PM

Where:
TheTownHouze
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poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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a keg… a salad bar… a kissing booth… … …and I will abso-fucking-lutely cry if I want to.
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Hiya!!I turn “the big two five” on Saturday and I want you to come and be drunk in my home with me.There will be no door prizes.
There may or may not be a salad bar.
There may or may not be a keg.

Do NOT bring me gifts… I have “a thing” about gifts. I will burn them without hesitation still in their wrapping… (unless it’s a living, unharmed fire fly)

There will however be a “Kissing Booth”.

I will be charging $1/minute of making out with……… Me.

Why? Because it’s that kinda “somewhat ridiculous birthday party”. If you’ve ever been curious about the leathery chops on this grimey mug… this will be your opportunity to “make all your wildest dreams come true.”

Making out with with me for a minute at a time is fun, safe, and you might just learn something*.

Persons in relationships must show proof of permission from their significant others. This can be a signed permission slip from him/her or a waiver from you that he/she will not know, and or care, and or try to “get” me, and or wreck my stuff as a result of your actions in, around, or pertaining to the kissing booth.

I may or may not donate every dollar to something meaningful.

I will also accept living, unharmed fireflies as currency.

Proof of a complete recent negative STD test enters you into the orgy raffle. KIDDING……………………………………………………………………………………

But I spose if u wanna pay each other a dollar to make out without me that’s fine too. Maybe if a significant amount of money gets raised I’ll actually donate it to something… suggestions?

Usual Townhouse rules apply… call or write for directions (845.22.88.555, thomasghenry@gmail.com, myspace.com/thomasghenry )… smoking out back… quiet out front… park in guest spaces only… BYOB encouraged but not mandated… nudity mandated but not encouraged… crashing is welcome but you may or may not wake up being spooned by me or Rob, or you may or may not have to share a futon with 17 children… dont drive drunk.. u may or may not get all burned up like that chick in the bulliten…

I hope my vanity is equal parts digusting and fun. I am actually very fragile and lonely. I’m scared no one will come to my birthday party. I’m scared that no one will ever kiss me again… because it’s so expensive… cuz of the gas prices.

MOST IMPORTANTLY (even more important than not drunk driving) PLEASE WEAR A FESTIVE HAT%%%%%%

*(You may or may not actually learn anything.)

(ripped from an email from fred nagel) 

"Who cares if Iraq is a mess? The oil companies and defense
contractors certainly don't. Although Iraq has a been a nightmare for
those serving in the army of occupation, oil and defense company
profits are through the roof.

Oil was at $18 a barrel when Bush took office. It is now close to
$70. Exxon Mobil, the biggest lifetime donor to the Bush campaigns,
has seen its oil reserve values go up by $1 trillion. Defense
contractors like Halliburton, the Vice President's company, have
raked in similar windfalls.

Win or lose, war is good. So good, in fact, that the only thing that
could stop the billions in profits is to have the war end. Luckily
for these giant corporations, the middle class is so apathetic about
the killing in Iraq (poor people's kids after all), that they haven't
really put up much of a fuss. Here in Rhinebeck, the citizens got
outraged last year, but that was against a dog leash law proposed for
public spaces.

Middle class Americans may eventually get worked up about gas prices
or the fact that their kids can't afford college or health care.
Maybe they will travel outside the US one day and realize how their
country is despised. But until that happens, let the good times roll.

And the leash law? In a tumultuous town board meeting attended by
over 100 people, the leash law was overturned. Perhaps a doggie draft
could end the war.

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The complete Progressive Calendar for Dutchess County can be found at:

http://www.DutchessGreens.org or
http://www.DutchessPeace.org

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Of special interest this coming month:

                      ———-Media Alert for June 30———-

"Sounding the Alarm for Freedom: Media Responsibility in Time of War"

Panel Discussion featuring:

Congressman Maurice Hinchey: leader in media reform legislation
Amy Goodman: award winning investigative journalist for "Democracy Now"
Jeff Cohen: founder of FAIR, panelist on "News Watch" (Fox) and
"Crossfire" (CNN)
Danny Schechter: media critic and filmmaker ("Weapons of Mass Deception")

Panel will be hosted by Dr. Alan Chartock, President and CEO of WAMC.
The Program will be broadcast by member stations of WAMC/NPR.

The Panel will be held on Friday, June 30 at SUNY Ulster in
Stoneridge, starting at 7:30 pm. Cost is $5.00 per person (students
free).

What could be more fitting than Independence Day weekend to discuss
the role of the media in keeping us free? Hear what leading media
critics have to say about reforming the process of collecting and
disseminating news in time of war.

In describing the British empire, Rudyard Kipling wrote, "The first
victim of war is truth." Is our great nation destined to sacrifice
truth in the same way? And without truth in our media, can our nation
remain truly free"?

Time to show a little patriotism on Independence Day Weekend by
coming to this important panel hosted by Northeast Citizens for
Responsible Media.

Following Friday's panel, there will be a sneak preview screening of
Danny Schechter's newest film: "In Debt We Trust." The film will be
shown on Sunday, July 2 at the Rosendale Theatre starting at 5:00 pm.

Contacts:
(845) 876 7535
http://www.re-media.org/

                      ———-Media Alert for July 2———-

"In Debt We Trust"

Preview showing of new film with a special appearance by the
filmmaker himself, Danny Schechter

Danny Schechter has directed numerous other important and critically
acclaimed films on the American political system including "Weapons
of Mass Deception" and "When Media Lies." Not afraid of controversial
subjects, Schechter has made a career out of exposing the
misrepresentations and outright lies that are the invariably results
of a highly consolidated, corporate controlled media. In addition, he
is the executive editor of the MediaChannel.org, the largest online
media issues network.

The Film will be shown on Sunday, July 2 at the Rosendale Theater in
Rosendale staring at 5:00 pm. Danny Schechter will be available after
the film showing to discuss his media projects and to answer
questions.

What could be more fitting than Independence Day weekend to discuss
the role of the media in keeping us free? Time to show a little
patriotism by coming to this important movie hosted by Northeast
Citizens for Responsible Media.

The movie will be part of an important Independence Day weekend
devoted to the media in time of war. Friday's panel (June 30) at SUNY
Ulster will feature Congressman Maurice Hinchey, Amy Goodman, Jeff
Cohen, and Danny Schechter. The panel entitled "Sounding the Alarm
for Freedom: Media Responsibility in Time of War," will be moderated
by Dr. Alan Charock and broadcast on WAMC.

Contacts:
(845) 876 7535
http://www.re-media.org/

Thanks,


Fred Nagel

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Catherine Rutgers produces colorful inkjet prints based on observations of natural phenomena in an urban environment. The source for her digital art is image capture, or high-resolution scans, of original paintings, silkscreen and photographs, or found objects including leaves, flowers and feathers. Her latest works will be on display at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 12 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY until 11/20/05.

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Underground maestros, Rising Up/Rising Down, are hard like labor but bop like blitzkrieg. They’re approachable and vast. You could have fallen from the sky knowing nothing and still lash out to the new sound. Or you could pontificate the arpeggiated textures. They’ve covered all the bases and synergized all the layers into a transcendent experience that’s more real than terror and more fun than violence.

They’re scathing politics for your convulsing pleasure. They’re a beacon in the flames with a sound like iridescent brutality.

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Part theater group, part production company, and part community outreach Image Quilt helps people better themselves and their community through raw expression and no-holds-barred works.

Most recently the Albany-based power group put on “Iken’s Perversion,” a play about Love, Redemption, Poetry, Semen, and the bond between a skirt-wearing, older white man and a young black woman. The play featured Marishka Shanice Phillips & Doug Barron, was written by Diana Amsterdam, and was directed by Omonike Akinyemi.

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Check out ImageQuilt.com to see what’s next and help them help you find your voice.

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This time around we visit John Paxton, the owner and curator of the Paxton-Tanner Gallery in Poughkeepsie. This in-home style gallery houses the hundreds upon hundreds of works including poetry, drawings, sculptures, and paintings of every medium done by the late Vivian Gaines Tanner.

Most if not all of this collection was based on dreams and intuition. In my opinion, many of the pieces have a surreal quality that’s simultaneously profound and approachable. Like dreams, they’re equal parts beautiful, disturbing, simple, and complex.

Their style, subtlty, and composition are worthy of the acclaim and attention they’ve amassed over the last several decades, while their initially simple beauty makes them truely inviting works. Many of them still have yet to be displayed publically.

Look closely folks… these are not just pretty pictures, they’re pieces of our collective mind.

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To host these pieces, volunteer at the Paxton-Tanner Gallery, or to just come and explore this wonderful world call, write, or click:

John Paxton

845.452.0965 (Fax 845.452.6933)

Paxton-Turner Gallery
46 Bennett Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Hello Everyone!

Thanks for checking out Valley Vlog! For our first post here Vanessa Lucas and Thomas G Henry set out to discover what new and exciting thing the Dutchess County Arts Council has to offer local artists. There’s quite a few free resources and great programs so listen up and get ready to take your creations to the next level whatever your medium.


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There are also two free weekly mailing lists (one on Artist Resources and one about Current Arts Events.) Please Email Loretta Spence to subscribe.

To volunteer, to take advantage of any of these great resources, or for more information please call

845.454.3222

or visit ArtsMidHudson.org.

Thx for watching folks! And thx to Loretta Spence and the Dutchess County Arts Council for taking the time to chat, existing, and being all around awesome!