Monday, July 25, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
|Intellectual property is theft.|
Th' hell's the matter w/ you sheep? Is your entire filthy money-grubbing species born w/ your heads pre-inserted in your asses now?
A closing wish: May the Games of the XXXI Olympiad (5 August-21 August) be a catastrophe of disease, terror, violence & electrocution from shoddy construction. Like the Republican Convention, but w/ actual population reduction.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
by M. Bouffant at 16:16
|Charles Saxon, published in The New Yorker of October 6, 1986.|
You could buy a Premium Giclee Print from our source.
& a Dunce4Jesus from fly-over country?
Are we to be satisfied that a few counties in Pence's native Indiana observe Central Time? I think not. This affront to The Pioneers & their descendants cannot be allowed to stand.
Secession now, secession tomorrow, secession forever!!
Friday, July 22, 2016
by M. Bouffant at 19:00
|Golden Canyon, Death Valley. Kārlis Dambrāns,Flickr // CC BY 2.0|
Found at mental_floss.
Eastern Hemisphere's All-Time Temperature Record: Kuwait Fries in 54°C (129.2°F) Heat
by M. Bouffant at 13:52
"The present-day Pachuco refuses to die!"
|From the January 2016 preview.|
No idea about Frog, but Rubén's still at it. Six shows, this wknd. & next. (Six left. How'd I miss last wknd.?)
[KPPC]They released two albums with Zappa’s help: "For Real!" and "Con Safos." But the music, the tours and the fame all evaporated. Band members started bickering, other projects came calling, and the curtain came down on Ruben and the Jets.
Over the decades, Guevara never stopped singing or acting. Under the watchful eye of theatre director Dan Kwong, the hard-working performer isn’t letting up as he prepares for his show. Kwong says it’s important for Guevara not to underplay his courageous tenacity:
His highs are so high and therefore the falls are crashes. He’s [gone from performing] for 40,000 people in a baseball stadium to delivering fried chicken. How do you not give up? How do you keep moving forward? How do you hold onto your vision, or adjust your dreams when something isn’t working? There’s something about watching someone crash and burn over and over again that’s kind of cathartic. And you think, Wow, if he can survive that, what can’t I survive?(Laughs)
Recommended for this reporter by YouTube (Because I find this highly amusing? I don't actively look for ballgames from the dawn of television.) N.B.C.'s Game of the Week, San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Redlegs at Crosley Field, Dizzy Dean & Pee Wee Reese behind the microphones, Sat. 22 July 1961.
As we wallow down Memory Lane, anyone else remember a Game of the Wk. sometime in the mid/late 1970s (I think Joe Garagiola was the guy who apologized to the listeners an inning or so later) when an angry fellow very close to a live microphone went on a hell of a tirade (can't remember if he was unhappy w/ an ump or a player) using several popular combined Anglo-Saxonisms ("cocksucker", "motherfucker" or both, srsly) for close to thirty seconds before one of N.B.C.'s geniuses heard it & figured which mic to turn off? No? Probably lost to history then.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
by M. Bouffant at 10:44
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
by M. Bouffant at 18:57
George W(orst). Bush Last Of The Gooper Prexies?
|Who killed the elephants?|
Kill: Donald Jr poses with the tail of an elephant which he
appears to have just cut off. The pictures surfaced in 2012
Frank Luntz Can't
Handle The Truth
Professional developer of lies Luntz claims the Comm-u-niss professors of academe have brainwashed* those dopey Millenials. WaMo & CD note the reality-based otherwise.Pollster Frank Luntz: GOP has ‘lost’ the millennial generation — CLEVELAND — Republican pollster Frank Luntz on Tuesday told delegates at the Republican National Convention that the GOP has “lost” the millennial generation of voters. — Addressing the South Carolina delegation …Discussion:
*The same idiotic, paranoid, McCarthy-ite bullshit these lying sacks have been spewing since the 1950s, no matter how many times everything they recite has been disproved. Boring & irritating beyond human patience. Certainly beyond mine.
Title credit, as always, to I.F. Thunder. Image: Daily Mail. (Don't need any legal action.)
by M. Bouffant at 15:37
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
by M. Bouffant at 14:26
And, the actual nomination. It's all been presumption to this point. Will they really do it?PR Newswire]
Monday, July 18, 2016
by M. Bouffant at 07:18
|John Glenn in the Spacehab facility on Discovery, 1998. (N.A.S.A.)|
An inspiration to the young & old. Few have been as consistently bad-assed.
Plus, he's made it to 95. Of course, he's been getting gummint healthcare since he enlisted post-Pearl Harbor (except for 1965-74 as a "business executive" before getting into his lucrative U.S. Senate gig).
John Glenn: 1st American to Orbit Earth,
Oldest Man in Space
by M. Bouffant at 05:30
Does this encourage anyone?
He said in a series of interviews that he does not need to read extensively because he reaches the right decisions “with very little knowledge other than the knowledge I [already] had, plus the words ‘common sense,’ because I have a lot of common sense and I have a lot of business ability.”“A lot of people said," some say. Apparently having such a great & uuge brain means one doesn't need actual math or reading ability.
Trump said he is skeptical of experts because “they can’t see the forest for the trees.” He believes that when he makes decisions, people see that he instinctively knows the right thing to do: “A lot of people said, ‘Man, he was more accurate than guys who have studied it all the time.’ ”
Trump said reading long documents is a waste of time because he absorbs the gist of an issue very quickly. “I’m a very efficient guy,” he said. “Now, I could also do it verbally, which is fine. I’d always rather have — I want it short. There’s no reason to do hundreds of pages because I know exactly what it is.”
Trump has no shortage of strong opinions even about books he has not read. He told The Washington Post that he has not read four biographies written about him, yet he called three of the authors of those books “lowlifes,” and he sued one of them for libel.Wait, who's the "low-life" here?
|Tabloid covers courtesy of Library of Congress, New York Daily News|
What Der Donald likes to read. From another confessional.
by M. Bouffant at 03:38
Another entry (McKay Coppins' mea culpa is linked below, for your convenience.) in the Trump Guilt-Stakes, this one from the credited "co-author"/ghostwriter of The Art of the Deal,
Perhaps he has nothing to remember from his childhood. This is not surprising:
Think that's what it's like inside his head? We can only hope Mr. Trump's brain will be donated to a psychiatric research institute. Uh, following his death of natural causes, obviously.
In my phone interview with Trump, he initially said of Schwartz, “Tony was very good. He was the co-author.” But he dismissed Schwartz’s account of the writing process. “He didn’t write the book,” Trump told me. “I wrote the book. I wrote the book. It was my book. And it was a No. 1 best-seller, and one of the best-selling business books of all time. Some say it was the best-selling business book ever.” (It is not.) Howard Kaminsky, the former Random House head, laughed and said, “Trump didn’t write a postcard for us!”one Tony Schwartz, who kicks himself a few times while The New Yorker's Jane Mayer lends a sympathetic ear.
For research, he planned to interview Trump on a series of Saturday mornings. The first session didn’t go as planned, however. After Trump gave him a tour of his marble-and-gilt apartment atop Trump Tower—which, to Schwartz, looked unlived-in, like the lobby of a hotel—they began to talk. But the discussion was soon hobbled by what Schwartz regards as one of Trump’s most essential characteristics: “He has no attention span.”Is this usual in humans?
“Trump has been written about a thousand ways from Sunday, but this fundamental aspect of who he is doesn’t seem to be fully understood,” Schwartz told me. “It’s implicit in a lot of what people write, but it’s never explicit—or, at least, I haven’t seen it. And that is that it’s impossible to keep him focussed on any topic, other than his own self-aggrandizement, for more than a few minutes, and even then . . . ” Schwartz trailed off, shaking his head in amazement. He regards Trump’s inability to concentrate as alarming in a Presidential candidate. “If he had to be briefed on a crisis in the Situation Room, it’s impossible to imagine him paying attention over a long period of time,” he said.
But Schwartz believes that Trump’s short attention span has left him with “a stunning level of superficial knowledge and plain ignorance.” He said, “That’s why he so prefers TV as his first news source—information comes in easily digestible sound bites.” He added, “I seriously doubt that Trump has ever read a book straight through in his adult life.” During the eighteen months that he observed Trump, Schwartz said, he never saw a book on Trump’s desk, or elsewhere in his office, or in his apartment.
Even when Schwartz pressed him, Trump seemed to remember almost nothing of his youthYou'd think such a smart person would have many a tale to tell of his precociousness. (This reporter certainly does.)
Perhaps he has nothing to remember from his childhood. This is not surprising:
As far as Schwartz could tell, Trump spent very little time with his family and had no close friends. In “The Art of the Deal,” Trump describes Roy Cohn, his personal lawyer, in the warmest terms, calling him “the sort of guy who’d be there at your hospital bed . . . literally standing by you to the death.” Cohn, who in the fifties assisted Senator Joseph McCarthy in his vicious crusade against Communism, was closeted. He felt abandoned by Trump when he became fatally ill fromIt's a longish piece &, in possible violation of copyright law, we've extracted most of the good 10¢ psychology. Speaking of which, few musical artists have a more visceral grasp on the human mind & brain than these now-aging wretches.
aids, and said, “Donald pisses ice water.” Schwartz says of Trump, “He’d like people when they were helpful, and turn on them when they weren’t. It wasn’t personal. He’s a transactional man—it was all about what you could do for him.”
by M. Bouffant at 02:12
Bound to be a "must-read" in Trumpian psychology. Best so far:
(Whatever that may mean. Like a "train wreck"? Why does America's modern Narcissus HATE AMERICA?)
is today's stab at entertainment from Cleveland:
And, from the party whose so inexplicably dissed leader calls This Great Nation Of Ours™ a "divided crime scene"One morning in early June, Nunberg recalled, he was sitting in Trump Tower as his boss read that day’s New York Post. There was a column by conservative writer Jonah Goldberg gleefully ridiculing the Apprentice star’s 2016 prospects. “He’s a more plausible candidate than, say, Honey Boo Boo,” it read, “but that’s mostly because of constitutional age limits.” When Trump finished, he set the paper down quietly on his desk.
“Why don’t they respect me, Sam?” Trump asked.
|From some dopey website that probably stole it from the AP or some such.|
is today's stab at entertainment from Cleveland:
Or you could read 'em & laugh (but w/ a hysterical edge).
Sunday, July 17, 2016
by M. Bouffant at 15:36
|Photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times.|
Couldn't sing a different tune to save his life.Instead, his introduction of Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana was a remarkable reminder that ultimately, the Trump campaign is about one person.
He called Mr. Pence his “partner,” but before the governor took the stage, Mr. Trump stood there alone and talked for 28 minutes, delivering a long and improvised riff that emulated his rallies instead of a traditional vice-presidential debut.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
by M. Bouffant at 21:50
by M. Bouffant at 12:30
Yesterday while out
playing Pokémon Go & scoring some skag returning a book to the library & buying "food" I was so irked at local drivers (Note well, air-polluting bastards: a) Pedestrians have the right of way in the entire fucking state of California; b) Gridlock is a crime; c) Did you buy your license at effin' K-Mart?) this succinct number was the refrain of the afternoon & early evening.
Billy sings, Men
tal Mike drums!Sooner or later, you too will become a statistic.Triple Play!!
Billy sings, Men
Friday, July 15, 2016
by M. Bouffant at 22:36
Verily, the emptiest of suits.Along the way, he seemed, well, rather dim-witted about it all. He gave the impression of a politician that could deliver a well-scripted line, but would be lost writing one of his own.
And the ways in which Pence is a "normal Republican" will reflect badly on him. For instance, there was his humiliating obeisance to tobacco lobbies. Or his long history of taking deeply socially conservative positions that will be used to humiliate him during the campaign. As in his RFRA battle, the safe bet is for Pence to just look vacant and go blank when challenged on them. Pence is not even particularly popular in his own state.
But looked at symbolically, it is a fitting match. Mike Pence represents the Republican Party's slow-witted, mercenary, and substance-free style; he embodies its mediocrity, greed, and cravenness.
by M. Bouffant at 13:30
Good. More violence & death, fewer humanoids to continue turning my planet into your world of shit & pain.
Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim: A group within the military is engaged in
an attempted coup - APend of alert
by M. Bouffant at 12:14
Turnabout is fair play; I intend to resist murder committed by vicious housed killers by any means necessary. Burn us, we'll burn your houses down w/ you property-owners trapped in them. And enjoy the screaming.
Sweet Blood Of Jesus I hate you fucking killer apes enough to become one myself.A man suspected of killing three homeless men and injuring two others in San Diego has been arrested, police say.
The San Diego Union Tribune reports that S.D. police detained a man that appeared to be specifically targeting homeless men, who are asleep and alone, by either beating them, setting them on fire, or a combination of the two.
by M. Bouffant at 11:37
Mike Pence: A Conservative Proudly Out of Sync With His TimesAt first glance I read this NYT headline thus:
Mike Pence: A Conservative Parody Out of Sync With His TimesEither way, a pathetic fucking loser w/ a Nazi-style hair-helmet.
by M. Bouffant at 10:57
Drivers Wanted!Commercial truckers are needed for a big event next wk. in Cleveland, OH. Drivers w/ pedestrian-flattening records &/or bad brakes may earn themselves big bonuses!!
Please contact us immediately if you'd like to strike a blow for freedom, justice & the American way.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
by M. Bouffant at 14:07
Pour Le quatorze juillet, tu sais. (Bastille Day, Anglophone chumps.)