The blog of author Dennis Cooper

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icommentonvideos1: I wish i was as cool as you hardcore, rebelious satan hailing fucks. ** Redpougers: dude….you seriously look tight as fuck… ** Ameerz14: u guys are the biggest losers ive ever met…wow why do people like you exist like its a waste… ** XtremeHDz: shut the fuck up you fucking gothic fucks u fuckin steal them from ur mom ur mom should of had a abortion u look like a fuckin gothic girl fag 2012 is not goin to happen ur a fuckin cunt. ** officialbhw: U r fucking right about eveyything I just smoked I’m 13 and I stole ciggerate and it was weeeelllll worth it we are all gonna die someday face it. So fuck all u hhaatteerrss.

 

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[TechB] is using his mind to control fire. Well, what he’s really doing is using a Mindflex to control a lighter. He’s using the Arduino Brain Library to read data from the head-mounted EEG and sending commands to his own fire control system. Said system is composed of a cigarette lighter and a servo motor. The motor connects to the gas regulator on the lighter, opening it up when you concentrate and closing it when your mind wanders. The result is a higher flame to show more organized brain function. The only problem with the prototype is the burns you’ll get on your thumb from depressing the lighter’s valve while trying to get your thoughts in order.

 

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スライドすれば電熱線に火が点るJii

 

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This is a cigarette lighter that’s shaped like a cigarette. That’s like a bread knife that’s shaped like bread. Or a space shuttle that’s shaped like space. Judging by its size, I think it’s butane will be used up in 3 days.

 

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A Michigan motorist stopped at a gas station and used a lighter to kill a spider on his gas tank, which resulted in a blaze that quickly engulfed the gas pump and the man’s car. The damage to the gas station was contained to one pump, which was destroyed.

 

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This Godzilla butane lighter is a nice solid piece of metal from the late 80’s. Pull his arm down and watch out as the big guy spits out a tounge of hot flame. Not only that but his ruby eyes shine and he makes a weird noise. He stands a full 2.5″ high.

 

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This is the shocking moment a car and two of its passengers go up in a ball of flames after a young man flicks a lighter. Taken from a camera mounted on the dashboard, the footage shows how one of the men sits in the front, seemingly at the wheel, while a second sits in the back. The passenger in the back appears to flick a lighter, at which point a loud noise of something igniting is heard, as flames rip through the whole car. One of the men is seen with flames covering his entire head, while the other appears to leap out of the car just moments after his hair is lit. At this point, the camera is knocked down.

 

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Bruno ramps up the pressure as Guy starts to lose it more and more and Granger plays it well – not as overboard as his turn in ‘Rope’ and believable throughout. It’s a great series of scenes, Bruno appears tennis courtside and is the only non moving head in the crowd, his tiepin then giving him away to Anne. When Bruno sees Barbara, Hitchcock pulls out a wonderful superimposition of Guy’s lighter in her Miriam-like glasses (the fairground music fading in), cutting to a telling profile shot of the murderer, his expression noted by Anne. This is top drawer stuff, absolutely gripping and inventive – beautifully performed and shot and executed.

 

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Dangers involved with using this laser cigarette lighter to start off your smoking session include shooting your eyes out. [Masterjoa3000] shows you how it was built in the video.

 

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One of most horrifying fires I’ve ever been to was started by a child playing with a lighter that looked like a toy underneath his brother’s bed. The boys, who were 8 and 2, I believe, were playing under the bed. It was dark, so the older boy lit a lighter so they could see better. The bed caught on fire, and the older boy backed up from underneath the bed and ran. He was scared- he’d started a fire! He knew he’d get in trouble… so he didn’t tell. When his brother’s screams got their 8-month-pregnant mother’s attention, the bed was fully engulfed in flames. Without regard to her own safety, the mother rushed into the room, dove under the bed, and pulled his burning body out of the fire. She herself was on fire too. I met this family in the burn unit at two different hospitals. The 2 year old was at Children’s Hospital, and the mother at neighboring University Hospital. The 2 year old somehow survived; the mother, and the unborn baby, eventually died. Fires like that are why I started teaching fire safety classes for Red Cross. It was a tragic experience, but not unique. It happens every day, all over the country. Next time you go to a convenient store, take the time to notice what is being sold at child’s-eye level at the register, and you’ll find candy… and novelty lighters. I guarantee it. And yes… every picture featured below is a lighter.




 

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A 14-year-old boy was killed instantly after stepping on to an electrified rail line to pick up a cigarette lighter. Elliott Ives, who was wearing wet clothes, stepped off the platform at a railway station and onto the live rail. An inquest heard the boy and his friends, Jack Lindsay and Jordon Hunt, had just been swimming in a nearby marina. There were more than 20 lighters on the track and Elliott, of Southsea, Hants, and Jack decided to grab one. Police investigating his death could not explain why there were so many lighters strewn across the track at Emsworth train station, West Sussex. Elliott’s mother Michaela Nichols, 38, said her son could not understand dangers. “You could tell him something and two minutes later he would do it again,” she said. “He was a typical boy, he never kept still and was full of life.”

 

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It looks like the classic match and yet works like a normal lighter. The flame even comes out at the red bulb so you get the full match experience without any of the struggle of trying to get a match to light perfectly.

 

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This is the shocking moment a young arson suspect is caught on camera setting fire to newspapers on a bus – which then bursts into flames. Police have released CCTV of the moment the young man sets light to the paper on a double decker bus in a bid to trace him. The lad appears to use a lighter to set a corner of the paper alight before calmly getting up and leaving at the next stop.

 

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A geek took some disposable lighters, took the things apart, and used the pieces to make tiny motorcycles. You use the lighter function to fuel the motorcycles, which then can sped along at 30 plus miles per hour for approximately 25 seconds.


 

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Stranger relighting the Olympic Torch in Russia with a cigarette lighter.

 

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VINTAGE 1950’S BARRE NOS UNUSED 1870 REPLICA NAPOLEON EMPEREUR III BRASS KEY CHAIN FOB COIN SHAPED CIGARETTE LIGHTER.

 

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Hi, I’m Angelo. This video depicts a cigarette lighter I made in my cell while I was serving a 15 year prison sentence in California. I made it from two D batteries, masking tape, heating element, and a scavenged wire.

 

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Exceptional example of the wonderful items which came from the Ronson factories circa 1929. In this case a young looking nude girl is tastefully rendered holding a tray which contains the removable New Yorker Lighter.

 

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You are looking at a Maruman T7 Vintage Lighter Fully Working Rare 12420. As you can see it is in good solid condition with no damage. The brass plate on top is however marked. It works great, has a good spark but shall need refuelling by buyer.

 

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Rare Zippo Lighter Fires Bullets, Not Fire: Roll the flint wheel on this lighter but make sure your face is a safe distance away from the barrel unless you want a mini bullet to hit you straight in the face. This miniature gun encased in a lighter’s body was sold at an auction in 2006 for around $6,810 to an unnamed buyer. Aside from the gun/lighter, the lot included eight 6mm copper-cased cartridges mounted in a yellow Ronson flint dispenser.


 

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Chocolate Bar Shaped Butane Gas Cigarette Lighter

 

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This toe-curling footage shows a cigarette lighter being removed from a man’s stomach after he swallowed it whole. The man – who has not been named – arrived at hospital after ingesting the object. He is believed to have been on drugs at the time. Eye-watering medical footage shows the inside of the stomach and throat as the doctor pulls the lighter out with a special clamp. It’s very fiddly work and it appears as though he may drop it a couple of times, but he manages to retrieve the item. Medical staff can be heard in the background breathing an audible sigh of relief as the yellow lighter is removed.

 

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TheAvalon33333 dude this fucking guy is a heroine addict, he looks like hes been smoking a crack pipe * splityourheart OK dude you have to speak louder. I can’t hear a thing you’re saying with my volume turned up all the way. Just for future reference, speak louder. * Jupiter Is this dude on meth? * Riahbear Lynn Hi you’re attractive. * gsmaster42 burn your hair * Gary Anderson why don’t you cut your fucking head off you cunt

 

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A woman’s car catches fire in shocking footage after she lit a cigarette while driving. She can be heard screaming and seems to have smoke coming off her back, but otherwise appears to be uninjured.

 

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A Chinese man, who set a fire inside a packed passenger bus in east China last week injuring himself and 31 others, did it to gain fame, state media reported on Tuesday. Bao Laixu, the 34-year-old male suspect was lonely and had a pessimistic view of life, Chinese police said. He visited Hangzhou on Saturday and got into a bus packed with tourists near Lingyin Temple. Video footage shown by CCTV showed him pouring flammable liquid and set it on fire. Bao is from the northwestern province of Gansu and has worked part-time in other cities, including Lanzhou and Guangzhou. He has had almost no contact with his family in his home village, villagers told police.

 

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My grandpa’s lighter from his work.

 

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My taser lighter thing. It seems to light cigarettes fine. But I wouldn’t use it to smoke a bowl. What a time to be alive.

 

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Get ready to Rock-n-Roll with our light show guitar lighters. Each lighter is designed to look like an accurate replica of a Classic Guitar. These lighters have REAL steel strings hooked up to replica tuning machines and features chrome “humbuckers” and contrast pick guard. Each lighter features a powerful, fully adjustable flame and electronic ignition which lights the lights and activates the light when pushed.

 

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Penis Refillable Vibrating Cigar Cigarette Lighter

 

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JERUSALEM, Israel – Police said a woman at a gas station asked a man for a cigarette and when he refused, she lit up his car instead. According to KTLA, the woman was arrested Wednesday after setting fire to the man’s gas pump. And the fiery exchange was all caught on video. The woman has been sent for a physiological evaluation.

 

 

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p.s. Hey. Surprise, I’m back a day early. The reason is my Mallorca turned out to be a fiasco. My flight there was cancelled at the last second, and the festival people couldn’t find another flight for me, so I didn’t get to go. Zac, who barely made it there himself, had to handle all the PGL in-person goings on by himself. Big suckage for me, but here I am. ** Have ANiceLife, Hi. Yeah, I saw ‘Upstream Color’ a second time and really disliked it, and I thought I must have been tripping or something the first time I saw it. ** Steve Erickson, Hi. Oh, hm, interesting, sort of, about the Nico film. I’ll try to catch it. Everyone, Here’s SE’s interview with THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS director Tim Wardle. I’ll talk to Zac this morning and will hear how things went at the film festival then. Fingers crossed. I haven’t thought about Eleventh Dream Day in many yonks. ** Scunnard, You can consider your ‘welcome’ post a done deal then. Great! Woulds love to. Ouch: knees. I was hospitalised twice when younger for really bad sunburn so … ouch. Nice sounding trip you’ve got going on there. What’s at the Broad? I sort of hate that building/space, but they do put on decent things obviously. ** JM, Oh, ha ha, nope. Uh, if I understand what you’re asking, yes, always strange. ** Tosh Berman, I remember that. That you met him there. That was a nice museum. Nice to have within visiting distance for young people like ourselves. Much more than as it is now. Though I suppose it has a noble purpose and everything. ** Count Reeshard, Hi, sir! Always a great pleasure! You knew/know Thom Anderson? He’s great. His films and his book ‘Slow Writing’. My compadre Zac studied with him at Cal Arts. Thank you. How are you? Is everything hunky in the dory sense? ** David Ehrenstein, Hi, D. Nice EB quote there, obviously. What do you think Ben 18 wants, I mean really, really wants? Deep down inside? ** Bill, Hi. Mr. H. The flight (NYC -> Paris) was a monster like all red eyes, but I got here. If I ever capture you and need to force some sort of information out of you, I’ll know what torture device to use, ha ha. You were first again! We’re on a roll. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi. Okay, huh, a big up on ‘Hereditary’? I really must see that thing. I hope it’s still around here. We’re in the midst of a very trying and horrible heatwave — you too? — and it sounds like a multifaceted escape. ** Misanthrope, Thanks, bud. I seem to be safe here. You? ** Right. We’re caught up, and that was so easy. Today I give you a restored thematic thing. It’ll take me a few days to get the blog up to speed aka semi-filled with new posts, but I’ll get there. See you tomorrow.

9 Comments

  1. Steve Erickson

    The Thrill Jockey label has been extremely loyal to Eleventh Dream Day after they got dropped from Atlantic. I think EDD are still together and recording.

    I discovered the “suicide prank troll” video genre on YouTube last night. The most WTF one was made by a guy who went into webcam chat sessions, somehow showed people a pre-recorded video of him pretending to shoot himself in the head (with a loud gunshot and blood on the wall after he falls out of frame). Most of the people he’s ‘chatting” with are children, and they go on the chat part of the site and write “Fuck! Are you OK?” etc. One picked up their phone and seemingly called 911. The fourth person finally got the point and said “Good timing! Who threw the paint?” But he did this 11 times in a row, over the course of 2 different videos.

    That sounds awful about the botched Mallorca trip. I hope things went well for Zac.

  2. David Ehrenstein

    Deep down inside he wants to get laid and doesn’t much care how.

    So glad you used that great shot of Pat Hitchcock in “Strangers on a Train”

    Here’s the list of whole mess o Nico flicks they’re going to be showing a at the American Cinematheque here in L.A. towards the end of the month I have offered my services as a speaker and may be introducing them. I’ll let y’all know.

  3. David Ehrenstein

    Interesting piece about the Balthus brouhaha. As you might expect the real “prurient interest” is proceeding from those taking objection to his work.

  4. Dóra Grőber

    Hi!!

    Welcome back!! How are you? Jesus, I’m so sorry about your non-trip to Mallorca! How did things go – have you heard anything from Zac?

    I’m okay. I met an acting tutor on Friday because I decided to finally go after acting on a little more organized level than my free-style sessions with Anita. I’m not sure he’s offering what I’m looking for but I’d like to try and see so we agreed on meeting next Friday after work for a lesson. I’m super excited and also very nervous. I hope I’ll manage to step out of my head.
    Which… I didn’t manage to do on Saturday. Our monthly trans group was that day and though the session itself was pretty dynamic and great, I was so anxious I could barely speak. I mean, I always find it hard to open up and talk in front of people but this was even worse than usual. I’m not sure why. Eh. I guess the acting lessons will either be completely disastrous or very helpful when it comes to this social anxiety of mine.
    Sunday was good, though, spent with Anita.

    I guess you must be supremely tired after traveling and working so much so I hope you get to rest a little now! I can’t wait to hear about everything you deem worthy of sharing! Have an amazing week, Dennis!!

  5. _Black_Acrylic

    This heatwave in Scotland has hit us hard but I’m fighting back by staying indoors and watching plenty of the World Cup. Oh and also posting out a few YNY Compendiums, mostly to contributors but a few have gone to a space in London called Rye Wax that seems very cool.

  6. Kyler

    I guess I’m starting to be an old-timer. I remember loving these lighters. Lighters are very important to smoking! In fact, when I did SmokEnders years ago (which worked for about 4 months) – the first thing they said was to get rid of your lighters. They were not allowed. I can understand why…I love the flick of my Bic as I prepare for a smoke. Sorry to hear about your lost flight, Dennis – can’t wait to see the film!

  7. Misanthrope

    Dennis, And back on Lighters Day! 😉 Okay, lighters are cool. Kids probably shouldn’t play with them, but they’re cool. I think I told you my brother and his friend, when they were 10, caught half the woods in the apartments behind our house on fire. They used a lighter and an aerosol can. Just fucking about in the woods. This fire starts and we can’t find him. We finally look next door at my grandmother’s and he’s on the couch in the TV room with a blanket up to his chin. Goofball. Oh, nobody got hurt or anything.

    That totally sucks about the Mallorca debacle. I’m sure Zac took care of everything like a champ. As we all know, hiccups don’t prevent us from eventually having a great meal. Upwards and onwards.

    Luckily for me, I can dose on and off during a red eye, which I usually take to the UK. It’s just enough to keep me going when I get there. Of course, it’s best to get up every hour or so and stretch the ol’ legs. Blood clots suck, I hear.

    But yes, I’m safe. So far. Back in the swing of things all right. That trip last week was a great re-set. 😀

  8. JM

    i thought you were back tomorrow!!! evidently not. i had to learn how to use a lighter for “leaves of glass” and i have weird indents where my fingers got cut open through the repetitive rehearsal strain of the actual repetitive action. weeewww. miley cyrus’s song lighter is pretty good.

  9. C★L

    hey dennis

    another american living in paris
    i met you years ago in new york
    you were performing with ish on them
    i just moved to paris recently
    and looking to make some new friends
    ish said to get in touch with you here

    here goes

    taking a shot in the dark
    xx cal

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