The Smee
Roving art show - like a pirate on the seven seas, The Smee Art Show is always on the move.
The Smee says ... make it so. -

Art makes us what we are, and, when it is ignored, takes away a part of what we could be.

Most importantly, art is often, no matter the talent or effort or time to make the piece, far too expensive for most of us.

Artist have to eat and so do the buyers.

What is usually the answer is for the artist to eschew exposure to the masses until they have reached great acclaim.

That road to fame is almost always fatal to the earnings of the artist, and to the career of the artist as well.

Enter The Smee, an art exhibit intending to get the art into the hands of a wider audience before that artist has become so famous the average joe cannot afford their art.

Some artists may choose not to participate having looked deep into their soul and finding the process lacking.

Other artists will seize the day and enter The Smee.

Make it so.

Brookyln Lyceum Maru
Lyceum Maru - or, you only get the rights you fight for ... - MORE
Worse than Kobayashi Maru -
OR Captain Kirk wold have a tough time with Brooklyn Courts

Star Trek's Captain Kirk re-programmed a Star Fleet Academy simulation that was designed to have the Star Fleet candidate either lose his ship in battle or lose a freighter (the Kobayashi Maru) in the Neutral Zone.

That was a situation no one could win. In Brooklyn Courts we have a worse situation, judges choosing who wins and putting their thumbs on the scale to "make it so" with different decisions for the same conceptual fact pattern.

The Brooklyn Lyceum, aka Public Bath #7 (designed by Raymond Francis Almirall), a community fixture for 20 years as a theater, cafe and sometimes gym/batting cage, needs your help.

The way is CLEAR and CERTAIN for the BROOKLYN LYCEUM, but can be shortened tremendously with a little help from some friends, be they ARTISTS, LOCALS, ARTS ORGANIZATIONS or PEOPLE / ORGANIZATIONS (Brooklyn or otherwise) who think the rule of law and due process are good things, things the NYS Supreme Court and the Appellate Courts must follow, and that the Appellate Court should not be in the business of suborning perjury or making up facts.

Quite simply, we had/have four slam dunk due process related appeals, waited forever to be heard, more than 2.5 years, and the Appellate Court actually lied at oral argument, failed to address jurisdictional arguments legally raised at oral argument, made up facts (19 > 26), altered our appeal brief, ignored dealing with an inconvenient fact (45> 30) and retroactively altered perjury away for the Plaintiff in order to avoid the lower court being "dunked on" while failing to prevent harm to another party by such altering away perjury (analogous to the hippocratic oath doctors take).

With a little help from some friends, we may be able to resurrect the rule of law and due process, if even for a little while.

Pay it forward: Read, review, sign and send affidavit.  Maybe an hour of your life.  Maybe two.

By doing so you get some say in future BROOKLYN LYCEUM programming, or, if that is not does not do it for you, we offer a few other options for your time.

More info below, but the process by which we seek your eyes, ears, higher order brain functions and body will be managed by jafomaru.com, which handles bringing attention to systems run awry, and voting by gowanagus.com, our programming arm.

>>>> Don't be scared, just :

  1. --learn simple rules about Jurisdiction in the next few tabs,
  2. --read about what went down,
  3. --watch a few snippets of oral argument videos wherein the court says what it later ignores.
  4. --watch/listen to parts of an oral argument where in jurisdiction is raised,
  5. --watch/listen to parts of an oral argument where the court asks the other side what it says to the jurisdictional arguments.
  6. --look at 5 pages (3 of substance, 2 of header/footer) of decision for failure to address arguments raised and
  7. --look at the timing of a few docket items
  8. --review and not timing of a few dispositive docket items. 

AFFIDAVITS: 

  • --SIGN and SEND an affidavit (we provide a boilerplate).
  • --That is one affidavit to sign and send.  That one and others, as they become relevant, are posted on JafoMaru.com.

APPEARANCES: On occasion, anyone who has done at least one affidavit can get more votes by appearing in court for a hearing or event as requested by us.

OUR WAYS OF THANKS: VOTES

  • --An accepted affidavit (needs to contain the things in the boilerplate or words to that effect, subject to our approval) gets you ten (10) votes.
  • --Every time we use the affidavit in court filings, you get an extra vote.
  • --Every time you appear at a hearing / event as requested you get twenty (20) votes.
  • --*** Former Lyceum Minions: If you setup for markets or crafted espresso drinks or ran the batting cage or booked jazz ... for the Brooklyn Lyceum, you get a vote for each month of service in the Lyceum Coal Mines of Art.  Those votes are in addition to at least one affidavit which vests all votes. Contact us at mailto:gowanagus@gmail.com with details of your service and we will figure out the allocated votes.

OUR WAY OF THANKS: NOT FOR PROFIT / CAUSE WORK:  If participating in Brooklyn Lyceum Programming is not your style, for whatever reason, we are crafting a list of places/causes to which the votes can be converted to work, after the Brooklyn Lyceum.

You get the votes when the Brooklyn Lyceum is successful and you can transition to the cause any time by donating the votes back to the BROOKLYN LYCEUM.

Examples to be expanded upon by suggestion and approval by the BROOKLYN LYCEUM:

  • OUR WAY OF THANKS: PLAYING IT FORWARD:  As soon as we are alerted to a judge who ignores the requisite rules, his recent case history should be reviewed and a scorecard kept.  That scorecard should be made available to the nominating organization and the general public significantly before election and in time to matter prior to nomination.

  • AD2 MARU : The same court that has us improperly blockaded. New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department (AD2) has, for  the first time, oral arguments available online.  We seek to watch all oral arguments for a calendar year (2018), take notes and predict a decision based on the notes and video.  We then look at the decision (which comes out 2-4 months later) and see if the courts follow the science of procedure properly.  If not, we dig into the actual papers presented to the appellate court in a deep dive of sorts. 

  • FELINE INFECTIOUS PERITONITIS (FIP): The Brooklyn Lyceum lost an adopted feral kitten (EMMA) to this insidious, and as yet incurable, disease.  The vet who treated EMMA told us that it was an epidemic in Brooklyn for a variety of reasons.  While there is no known treatment, this would go to help research on FIP.

WHAT HAS GONE BEFORE: You can see our ever growing list of prior activities/performers in the story labelled : what has gone before (and you can get an extra vote if you can name a performance  event (either name a one day event or a multiple day event or run)).

WHAT MAY COME AGAIN: You can see some of what is up our programming sleeve : what may come again.

NEXT STEP: DO THE LYCEUM MARU: https://jafomaru.com/wip/10091


Old Guard still standing ...

    LA TIMES
  • --Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids
  • --Nearly 2,000 Hong Kong seniors march in support of young protesters
  • --Scotland Is Now Generating So Much Wind Energy, It Could Power Two Scotlands
    NPR
  • --Menstrual Cups: Study Finds They're Safe To Use — And People Like Them
  • --WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak In Congo An International Health Emergency
  • --As Scrutiny Of China Grows, Some U.S. Schools Drop A Language Program
    NEW YORK TIMES
  • --A Key Piece of Obamacare Finds an Unlikely Foe: House Democrats
  • --‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Sentenced to Life in Prison, Ending Notorious Criminal Career
  • --Where El Chapo Could End Up: A Prison ‘Not Designed for Humanity’
    BBC
  • --El Chapo trial: Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán gets life in prison
  • --DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared public health emergency
  • --Turkish diplomat and Iraqi civilian shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan

Indie news of note ...

    HIDDEN CITY PHILADELPHIA
  • --New Record Pressing Plant Drops The Needle In Old Bread Factory
  • --After The Trocadero’s Closing, Preservationists Ponder Saving The Interior
  • --Op-Ed: Painted Bride Art Center Mosaic A Lesson In Limits To Historic Designation
    CHICAGO REPORTER
  • --Illinois prison officials are flying blind with electronic monitoring
  • --South and West Side WIC food benefit recipients face restrictions North Side families do not
  • --The long, bipartisan history of dealing with immigrants harshly
    BALTIMORE BREW
  • --Change in Artscape’s boundaries brings fears of snarled traffic in Bolton Hill
  • --Baltimore’s mayor, out of town one-fifth of the time, is back from Las Vegas today
  • --Berg Corp. settles lawsuit against Hendler Creamery developer

Science feeds of note ...

    SCIENCE NEWS
  • --Planting trees could buy more time to fight climate change than thought
  • --This gene may help worms live longer, but not healthier
  • --Scientists still can’t agree on the universe’s expansion rate
    PHYS.ORG
  • --Study identifies how to verify whether MPAs are effective
  • --Correcting historic sea surface temperature measurements
  • --Plant viruses may be reshaping our world
    SLASHDOT
  • --How Many Kinds of USB-C To USB-C Cables Are There?
  • --Bluetooth Exploit Can Track and Identify iOS, Microsoft Mobile Device Users
  • --AI Photo Editor FaceApp Goes Viral Again on iOS, Raises Questions About Photo Library Access
    REDDIT - SCIENCE
  • --Millennials tend to donate more to charity, but do it less often, suggests a new study (n > 15,000 U
  • --Menstrual cups are safe and result in similar, or lower, leakage than disposable pads or tampons, ac
  • --Radiation levels in some regions of the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific, where the United St