Thursday, 24 January 2008

Fluxlist: An Essay by Henry Flinch

Fluxus Waste is happy to have joined Fluxlist

In celebration of this, our esteemed colleague, a steamed Henry Flinch has chosen to upload the following extract from his pamphlet;
"Flu X Us = As Piri + {(n + H3C6H5O7 [2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid] + C6H12O6 -> 2C2H5OH)}, (© H. Flinch 2008, Nothing Else Press).

Fluxlist: An Essay by Henry Flinch

As an art phenomenon Fluxlist has grown and grown in so much as it has increased the number of bytes dedicated to electronic mailing documents, HTML, HEX and ASCII code stored in theoretically ‘virtual’ space, this ‘virtual’ space relating to the fact that reference to the said Fluxlist in turn relates and yet is not actually related to the fact (as yet unproven but if one refers to my formula :

{PTF x kbcm²} : {HDs x pot + ♫}

© + ™ SN

© H. Flinch 1989

where PTF = Posts to Fluxlist, SN = Sick Notes [or spec. no. of man hours spent on PTF in the workplace : no. of hours actually spent working] )

that nobody actually knows the precise number of Hard Disks infected with PTF and therefore this unknown quantity generally remains ignored.

Fluxlist was launched in 1996 by Allen Bukoff, Ken Friedman, Dick Higgins, Joe De Marco, Jon Van Oast and a few months later Malgosia Askanas who was disappointed to have turned up so late and missed the party favours. However the aforementioned launchers of said Fluxlist had not read my essay

“Correct Waterproofing Procedures forE-Mail Discussion Groups Under Dry-Dock Conditions Do Not Actually Exist Except for in this Sentence.” ( © H. Flinch, 2000, Nothing Else Press)

After a profitable sales drive I was able to help the Fluxlist Personnel relunch and then produce a new version of Fluxlist in 1999. In 1999 Fluxlist became a repository for persons with certain tendencies for names which must surely be anagrams of much deeper signifigance: Allen Bukoff, Jeremy Bushnell, Joe De Marco, Kathy Forer, George Free, Ken Friedman, Judith Hoffberg, Ann Klefstad, Sol Nte, Jon Van Oast, Saul Ostrow and Owen Smith (Except for Owen Smith.). In January 2005 Fluxlist ceased to exist but did not actually stop continuing to function, depending on which language you read it in. Fluxlist read in French becomes Flukes Least and in Italian Flax Least, both of which it should be noted contain the word least, which is poignant in the fact that it is the least of my worries.

I have a stock-car race to picket.

Henry Flynch on this day:


Thursday, 24 January 2008


Long count =; tzolkin = 5 Manik; haab = 15 Muan


5 Pluviôse an 216 de la Révolution


15 Muharram 1429


17 Shevat 5768


11 January 2008


Day 4 of week 4 of 2008


4 Bahman 1386


15 Ter 2000


15 Tubah 1724


Cycle 78, year 24 (Ding-Hai), month 12 (Gui-Chou), day 17 (Gui-Hai)

Julian day:


Day of year:

Day 24 of 2008; 342 days remaining in the year


Prickle-Prickle, Chaos 24, Year of Our Lady of Discord 3174

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