In 2005, the museum’s first iteration opened its doors in Portland, Oregon where it enjoyed years of endearing weirdness before closing up shop and relocating southward to warmer and sunnier climes. The present collection can now be found in the heart of Los Angeles’ Chinatown, where more than 400 of the finest specimens from the couple’s treasure trove are on display, six days each week. Though each visit feels a bit like a trip down a rabbit hole in its own right, the most otherworldly element of all is the museum’s black-light room, where the ghoulish and trippy velvet paintings really seem to come to life.
In Chapter 6 Vaisravana sends his 2nd son Moksha (also known by his religious name Hui-Yen) to get news and do battle; he fares better, but still fails to defeat him. Next, Erh-lang, the nephew of Jade is sent. He is so fearsome that he and his followers frighten and capture the monkey subjects although Monkey evades capture by turning into a fish, wayside shrine, and even Erh-lang himself. While Erh-lang and Monkey fight at the former's home, Lao Tzu throws a Diamond Snare over Monkey, finally capturing him and placing him in a fire that turns his eyes permanently fiery red. The Jade Emperor then decides to have Monkey cut into small pieces.
2. Chicago May Day '86: organize "religious" procession for Haymarket "Martyrs"--huge banners with sentimental portraits, wreathed in flowers & streaming with tinsel & ribbon, borne by penitenti in black KKKatholic-style hooded gowns--outrageous campy TV acolytes with incense & holy water sprinkle the crowd--anarchists w/ash-smeared faces beat themselves with little flails & whips--a "Pope" in black robes blesses tiny symbolic coffins reverently carried to Cemetery by weeping punks. Such a spectacle ought to offend nearly everyone .