Magic Propaganda Mill studies Oceans, Wars, Adult Fiction, Sensual Costumes, Children’s Books, Mysteries, and Design, and publishes accordingly.

MPM is a project of Ramona Cruz and Ricardo Cortés.

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without rope
No First Strike
007236 GREEN
552a2e BROWN
430-watt hoover
5,250 Tianjin V.
5,000 Qingdao V.
September 5, 1989
3,049 Hanjin Osaka
Futuristic Used Blitz
Tavaloodet mobarrak
Dunning-Kruger effect
Areisea A aredeeYO!!!
Djema Imports 6 E 125
alphabet telegraph presidio
Allan Smithee 212-479-7990
MPM Creation: April 11, 2000
cats playing parrots in football
Samba's Deli, 2nd Ave, 13th St.
48.6 x 28 x 21 cm = 36lb. 70 bk.
George Arentis Tobacco Collection
JK Rowling's 12pt Adobe Garamond
cereus peruvianus monstrose (crested)
much sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Major
Gotham, DIN, Knockout, Adobe Caslon & Garamond.
Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition.
A million dollars in $100 bills weighs 20 to 23 pounds.
butterfly in mohawk: tsikstsinennawa (zik s zi nun na wa)
You bring ice cream to the checkout counter and “You’d be doing me a favor”
40K and 50K words. This ends up being roughly between 160 and 200 ms pages double spaced.
At bedtime, the King children were the ones expected to tell their parents stories, instead of the other way around.

Film Drawings
steve ellis "the others"
jimmy cameron "titanic"
yellow sub

6 Word Stories

Vacuum collusion. Orbits diverge. Farewell, Love.
-David Brin

Kirby had never eaten toes before.
-Kevin Smith

Rained, rained, rained, and never stopped.
-Howard Waldrop

To save humankind he died again.
-Ben Bova

Don't marry her. Buy a house.
-Stephen R. Donaldson

Easy. Just touch the match to
-Ursula K. Le Guin

Machine. Unexpectedly, I'd invented a time
-Alan Moore

Long for him. Got him. Shit.
-Margaret Atwood

His penis snapped off; he's pregnant!
-Rudy Rucker

Cult & Art films with Dope Scores
by Ivy League
1. Near Dark - Vampire flick with a Tangerine Dream score? Yup.
2. Last Temptation of Christ - Peter ummm Gabriel
3. Carnival of Souls - If you make beats and dig intense organ riffs.
[editor's note: E.T. by John Williams and Magnolia by Jon Brion are awesome pop hits.
Alien and The Straight Story are pretty crazy, too.]

Directions to the Lighthouse
(this is a pleasant 15 minute walk, so don't get scared):
1. Take the A train to 181st St.
2. Walk west from Ft. Washington ave on 181st st. You will see the Hudson River in the distance, and the Geroge Washington Bridge to your left. Turn right and walk half a block.
3. Cross street, and walk across the wooden green foot bridge which carries you over the Hudson River Parkway.
4. Turn Left walking down the stairs.
5. Walk along the path toward the GW brdge.
6. Continue to follow the path around to the right and down the slope.
7. Turn left walking through the tunnel.
8. Walk across another footbridge which leads you over the Amtrak train tracks.
9. Walk straight ahead down the path toward the Hudson River.
10. Next day, you can't go to the KeySkate Rollerskating Rink. I miss 220 138th St.

Cost per gallon:
Source: Denver Post, BusinessWeek, and Denver Water
Chanel No. 5 Parfum: $45, 056
Revlon Nail Enamel: $983.04
Visine Advanced Eye Drops: $741.12
Vicks 44D Cough Syrup: $96.67
Coppertone SPF 45 sun-block lotion: $90.11
Pepto-Bismol: $58.52
Evian bottled water: $21.19
Mocha at Peaberry coffee (tax included): $22.28
Corona beer: $12.89
Snapple: $10.32
Tide liquid detergent: $8.39
Coca-Cola: $2.64
Tap water: .00186 cent for 11,000 gallons or less per month, including monthly service charge

Grocery List (preferably latin grocer)
by the Gia
nutella (do NOT eat with a spoon)
parmalat (like mothers milk)
bag of small, red apples (crunchy & juicy) good fiber for stomach, cleans teeth refreshing & delicious
condensed milk (for cafe con leche)
bag of¾ bustello
peach/pear nectar (our version of juice)
3/4 lb ham (thinly sliced please)
1/2 lb muenster cheese
rasberry jam
chunky(organic)peanut butter
whole bread(grainy)
any kind of english muffin (classic)
peach/cherry yogurt w/real fruit (pascual is best brand, made in spain and cheap) acidopholus eats bad bacteria in stomach
bunch of fresh thyme, add to everything or boil to make room smell good, disinfects, use to steam face/breathe easier
2 chicken cutlets, escarole (garlic,olive o)
1 eggplant, 1 zucchini,1 tomato, 1 avocado, basil (*thinly slice zucchini, saute till brown both sides, add beaten eggs, s+p,(*parsley) treat like omelette, put plate over and flip = frittata, serve w/mixed greens,lemon, olive oil& sea salt)
ginger, garlic,lemons/limes; use seperately or cut fresh and add honey and boiling water as a tonic(clove, red pepper optional)

Finely chop 28g herb
Spread on baking dish/pan, cover & bake/toast 15 min @ 220°
In med/large sauce pan heat 12oz butter with 8oz water
When butter/water bubbles, add chopped herb + 1 tsp high proof alcohol, stir briefly and cover. Reduce to low simmer for 15min, stirring once or twice.
Let cool till still warm and liquid but not too hot to handle. Filter out herb matter using cheese cloth, squeezing out as much of the liquid as possible (rubber kitchen gloves optional).
Cool the filtered butter/water mix in Pyrex dish in fridge for several hours, till butter separates from water and solidifies. Discard water.
Should yield approx 8oz of butter.

Mahj'k Pproghanda Myl began as the Toreodo Oceanographic Institute of Capo Blanco Guerrero, founded by V in 1916. MPM focused on dolphin arts and the electric snake. In 1999 we moved to Brooklyn, NY. In 2006 we moved to Soho, NY. In 2009 we moved back to BK. We have since acquired greater information about things. We are down with (not in order): CXC&C, Toots and the Maytals, Jennifer O Jenny, Michael Eye, Peter You, Gumshoe G, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Aleya, Ann, Elinya, Lauren Star, Red Angel, Saphryn Follicle, Cee-Lo, Camp-Lo, J-Lo, J Treds, SEN DOG, Smoove B, P, Cheddar, Mookie, Fairuz, Ralph Nade, Gova, Eazy, Jessica Lange, Can O, Fine, Gino, Ocote, Allan, Gentle Joshua, SP One, SP Two, Sen 10, Andre 3000, Mr. Bill Withers & Boss Cosby, Kelis 2, Part 2, Too Fly, 57, 152, 550, 186, 267, 453, Zaremba, Little Phil, Paola y Paolo, The Quickness, Ozvalen Umwelt, La Rita, LaVonne, M.I.A., R.D. Jr., Filip, No Surrender, Shelby Lynne, Spaze Oner (riginal), Los, Bobby Angel and 12 Muffins, Corporate Opium U.S. Trust, Jackie, Peace Prince, Paul Michael, Pink, Upski Amour, Dora 4 Eva, Joseph Simmons and the middle name Run, ZAPPH, PETA, Maya Papaya, Livingroom, Sabrine, Uncle Ben, Marchine, Upsigh, Chicago Brinks, Vitapup, The Viking Mermaid Carlucci, Woody Harrels, Goodhap, Stevie Wonder, Paul Beattie, Octavia E. Butler, I Self Lord and Master, Oro Rizerk Unauthorized Highlights, Tylenol et Al, Haiti, Jim Knipfel, Jon Ames, Jon Leheman, U.S(q).P., The A, B, C, F, G, Q, 2 and 3. Melissa Guerrero is the Black Gold of the Sun, Big Jor, The U.S. Post, Divine, Val 2, the entire Keaton Family, Israel Vibrations, Matt Damon, Fanny Lou Harris, E Lynne Harris, Kevin Harris, Danny Ainge, VCJ, Mary Hart, Barney Frank, John Forcade, Isak G, Gordon C, Carol C, Heather B, Dinco D, Alert, RyZE, Secret, Prank, Sophie, Koki, Stella, Bella, Fess, Vert, Ion, Wasabi and you're all related.

Filip Marinovic


Picture a small island inhabited by a race that has not yet learned the art of making ships. Looking out across the ocean, this people can see many other islands, some of them much the same as its own but most of them clearly very different... Now these islanders are very thoughtful people, and writers of many books with such resounding titles as The Nature of the Universe, The Meaning of Life, Mind and Reality, and so on. While admiring their expertise, I do not think we should take their conclusions very seriously - at least until they have gone a little further afield than their own coral reef.
Arthur C. Clarke

In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
Carl Sagan

The established clause forbids a State to hide behind the application of a formally neutral criteria and remain studiously oblivious to the effects of its actions. (v. Pinette, 1995)
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

Her body is merely tolerating its own existence, stretching the limits of survival beyond that we think is possible.
Mythri Jegathesan, on Sonali Deraniyagala

I've been too fucking busy and vice versa.
Mae West

If you wish for something really easy, then all of your wishes will come true.
Taste Testerson

Were there planning sessions when we smoked pot? Absolutely. Was the company probably the hardest working company in the world? Probably true as well.
-WIRED May 2001
Nolan Bushnell (Chairman, Atari)

The issue was... not how does a dictator take over but how does a democracy and Senate give it away?
George Lucas

The object of this establishment is seducing; the motive to it is laudable. But is it not safer to adhere to a right principle, and trust to its consequences, than confide in the reasoning however specious in favor of a wrong one?
James Madison

ON LANDSCAPE ART: It is good only when it shows the oppressor hanging from a tree by his motherfuckin neck.
Emory Douglas

To wit, take a historically freighted figure or motif and remake it, enlarged if possible, in a historically freighted material. The resulting application of one ready-made to another is usually a simplistic one-liner.
Roberta Smith

A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul.
Karl Lagerfeld

Poor people are crazy. Rich people are eccentric.
Saprhyn Follicle

How could we possibly appreciate the Mona Lisa if Leonardo had written at the bottom of the canvas: "The lady is smiling because she is hiding a secret from her lover." This would shackle the viewer to reality, and I don't want this to happen to 2001.
Stanley Kubrick

Dull in a new way.
Anne Carroll Moore

The show is smart enough to test the waters of outrage but brazen enough to take a genuine plunge. ...shocking enough to elicit laughs but not deep enough to generate understanding.
John Lahr

I am a vegetarian who can't resist smoked salmon
George Meyer

Yeah. And it's a plant.
Jay-Z, Rolling Stone November 2007

A bit of everything can be very good for you, but a lot of one thing can kill you.

Americans are the people who describe their use of alcohol and tobacco as vices.
G.K. Chesterton

The G.A.O. is sending a clear message to the Bush administration: shut down the propaganda mill.
Senator Frank R. Lautenberg

Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.
Peter Ustinov

Investment Advice: Invest in yourself. Do the things that can get you closer to your goals and dreams. It won't come from a brokerage commercial. It will come from preparing yourself, working hard and standing apart from your competition. You Inc is the best stock you can ever buy - if you are willing to do the work.
Mark Cuban

These are not escapes from but enlargements, burgeonings of reality.
Dr. Humphry Osmond

People with a misconception about meditation believe that all thoughts should cease. We cannot, in fact, establish ourselves in a state devoid of thoughts. The fruit of meditation is not the absence of thoughts, but the fact that thoughts cease to harm us. Once enemies, they become friends.
Bokar Rinpoche

In the nineteen-sixties, the universe of higher education underwent a fantastic expansion. Between 1960 and 1969, enrollments doubled and more professors were were hired than had been hired in the entire previous three hundred and twenty-five years.
Louis Menand "Show or Tell." New Yorker. June 8 & 15, 2009: 109

There is the Jury Nullification info, and then there is a video.

In 1950, Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was the first member of congress to publicly confront Senator Joseph McCarthy's charges that those who disagreed with his version of patriotism were.. giving 'ammunition to America's enemies.' At the time, [she] was the only woman in the senate.
Nat Hentoff

Sexism, not sex, degrades women. And the answer to bad pornography is good pornography, not no pornography.
Abby Ehmann

That's where a lot of women get their moves, at least women in my circle, and myself.
Overheard on a radio show

If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it.
Isadora Duncan

What makes me really creative is if I'm stoned on weed. I love marijuana. Can you work well on heroin? No. Can you work well on coke? No. Can you work well on speed? Absolutely not. There you are, I've tried all of them. Coke and heroin will destroy your head. If you're a creative person, your head is all you've got. But quote me on this: Come on, children, don't be afraid of marijuana, it's not going to hurt. The timid, frightened lemming mentality in this country is staggering.
Bob Richardson (73)

Globally, drug use is not distributed evenly and is not simply related to drug policy, since countries with stringent user-level illegal drug policies did not have lower levels of use than countries with liberal ones.
Louisa Degenhardt1, Wai-Tat Chiu2, Nancy Sampson2, Ronald C. Kessler2, James C. Anthony3, Matthias Angermeyer4, Ronny Bruffaerts5, Giovanni de Girolamo6, Oye Gureje7, Yueqin Huang8, Aimee Karam9, Stanislav Kostyuchenko10, Jean Pierre Lepine11, Maria Elena Medina Mora12, Yehuda Neumark13, J. Hans Ormel14, Alejandra Pinto-Meza15, Jose Posada-Villa16, Dan J. Stein17, Tadashi Takeshima18, J. Elisabeth Wells19: 1 National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2 Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, 3 Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, 4 Department of Psychiatry, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, 5 Department of Neurosciences and Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium, 6 Health Care Research Agency, Bologna, Italy, 7 Department of Psychiatry, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, 8 Institute of Mental Health, Peking University, Beijing, China, 9 Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care (IDRAAC), Beirut, Lebanon, 10 Ukrainian Psychiatric Association, Kiev, Ukraine, 11 Hospital Fernand Widal, Paris, France, 12 Department of Epidemiology, National Institute of Psychiatry, Mexico City, Mexico, 13 Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel, 14 Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, 15 Sant Joan de eu- Serveis du Salud Mental (SSM), Barcelona, Spain, 16 Saldarriaga Concha Foundation, Bogota, Colombia, 17 Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 18 National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan, 19 Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Science, Christchurch, New Zealand

The more comprehensive a list we create defining 'people of color,' the more it becomes apparent that...
Gentle Joshua

The military isn't used to police the earth for people hurting the planet (and why not use that manpower to rebuild broken lots?), rather it's used to send the young to latin america to burn down rainforests. Most often, I think the 'disturbances' that the military is used to solve would be better approached through other, more investigative methods.
Edward Romero

The end of the world is very near. So take your time.
Mati Klarwein

A Few More Quotes... Robert Bresson

Be sure of having used to the full all that is communicated by immobility and silence.

Someone who can work with the minimum can work with the most. One who can with the most cannot, inevitably, with the minimum.

Hide the ideas, but so that people can find them. The most important will be the most hidden.

Everything escapes and disperses. Continually bring it all back to one.

Give more resemblance in order to obtain more difference.

Cut what would deflect attention elsewhere.

The Visual Good...

MPM is Ricardo Cortes.
My maestro, Mati Klarwein.
Zdzislaw Beksinski and Giger.
Lil' bow wow: Tillamook Cheddar.
They don't make 'em like they used to: Jean-Leon Gerome.
The Ital rebbe Steve Marcus.
José Parlá
Maya Erdelyi-Perez!!
Hey Mike Ming, thanks to you I met CHE JEN and David Ellis!
Winston Smith and Doze know the beast.
Mode 2 in Pink.
Too Fly!
DELTA/F7/MODE2 threefly.
Uber Futura (a.k.a. FL).
Eric Carle wrote the Caterpillar.
Then jaunt to 7000 for Syd Mead.
John Alvin did done E.T. and COBRA!
Alex Grey crafts the veins and lights.
CERN showed me that old Banksy.
Tomokazu Matsuyama
Damian Loeb is Horrorble.

Peace to the flicksters: Sara Press, Fariba Alam, Rebecca Letz, Dirk, Caroll Taveras, Ayana Jackson, The Rickster, The original Fuck You Hero, Glen E. Friedman, J. Grant Brittain, Ernie Paniccioli, and Boogie. And a hip hop hooray to Charlie White. via World Press Photo. Rays Rays Rays!

videos: I bought this painting. Quickness.
Freed P.
All Movie Titles Screens.
Kid America!
Coca farmers in Quicktime or Windows.
Or in brazilions.

Theo Jansen is on Ocean Winders.
Jayson Scott Musson is Hot Othello Knives.
West Virginia woods: Matt Hansel.
Organical world: Darina Karpov.
There is art on the Subway.
Adopt Art.
The Illegales: Illegal Art.
Illegal Stamps.
Robbie Conal and Dr. D.
Mural Master.
Make art like Jackson Pollock.
What's up SPAZE?
Whale Sounds.
Santa Muerte.
Circlemakers do it wildstyle in the grass.
To Times Like This One: Travis Lindquist.
Bicycle Paintings.
Ukiyo-e style Tenmyouya Hisashi.
Maya Hayuk is good all around.
Eric Doeringer's got ideas.
Seher Shah.
Chris Jordan just add it ALL UP!
Cloaca is full of shit.
Steve Ellis paints slick.
Tobias Wong
Shiri Zinn slips it in with glass.
Bite a lip! huny c. young.
Heavyweight is live.
Harald Belker does space machines, and Glenn Feron repaints the stars.
Art Frahm captures the falling panties.
Whoa, Genevieve Gauckler is pink, Eikesgrafischerhort, Tiziana Haug, and Ora Ito.
Bih House!
Barnstormers paint barns.
Favela Painting paint favelas.
Uganda Skateboard Union builds ramps.
Transportation, nuclear waste.
For Biters: Latin Style. Arab Style. White Style. Iman Style.


World Processor.
Louisa Bufardeci.
Federal Budget

The Printed Word, dynamo

Great words: Pop Dukes
Young-Hae Chang
Shobak the Outsider Asian.
Narco News is one of the best.
The BEST! Give to them!.
Peace to Dan Savage, Jonathan Ames, Octavia Butler.
Thank you Green Candy Press.
Ghee Happy!
Just a little story about Subway reefs.
Try McSweeney's.
If you D.I.Y. you can start with some excellent advice to Writers and Publishers.
Don't forget the ISBN.
Also get your fulfillment: We tried Bookmasters. American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression

Sex Positive

Sex is life and life is sex.
So to your health...

How Babies Are Made.
Again, Dan Savage.
Cunnilingus in North Korea.
High Gloss.
Sex and Furniture
Cabbages and Condoms in Bangkok.
Word to the D, Pos feels sorry for those who pay a fee; we say thumbnails should be Free.

On a "total body" footnote..
why you gonna burn or bury and waste your body when you go? Be an organ donor In New York or Outside NY.

Peace on Drugs

To assist you in battle, students: Drug Policy Alliance and the great cops of L.E.A.P..
Students for a Sensible Drug Policy, MPP, The ACLU.
For news south of the border, again, Narco News is invaluable.
Before Prohibition.
Talk about Smoking.

Psychedelic Adventurers might check Erowid, or these Links.
Did Jesus Christ know what my dog knew? Grass is Medicinal.