Tuesday, July 31, 2007

War In Ah Babylon

Another reason things aren't going as well as they might in Iraq:
We recently had a two-star Marine general commanding in western Iraq begging for efficiency and renewables to untether him from fuel convoys, so he could carry out his more important missions. [...] The costs, risks, and distractions of fuel convoys and power supplies in theater have focused a great deal of senior military attention on the need for not dragging around this fat fuel-logistics tail -- therefore for making military equipment and operations several-fold more energy efficient. [...] Meanwhile, about a third of our army's wartime fuel use is for generator sets, and nearly all of that electricity is used to air-condition tents in the desert, known as "space cooling by cooling outer space."
Yep, that would be America, trying to cool down all outdoors... From a tree-hugger outfit, via The Plank.

Jesus For Jews

Rapture Ready: The Unauthorized Christians United for Israel Tour (Whew!! Just Another Blog™ has finally been able to watch all of this w/o Flash9 breaking all the rubber bands that make InternetExploder7© go! Still couldn't get the embedding to work. Try the link, or don't even bother...we certainly don't care any more.)
Original Text from three days ago:
In the old days, you'd be lucky if you could grab this sort of thing on public access cable. In today's 21st century au-go-go digital world, you can't get away from it.

"Art Makes Me Cry."

Thanks to broad-band & cameras stuck in the lids of laptops, the interior nets have become what public access cable once promised: a wonderland of unedited single-camera programs & the people who think unedited single-camera "video logs" are an improvement over the opportunity to publish a virtual newspaper column a day, its length limited only by the time available to type out something or another. And a chance to note the passing of Ingmar Bergman.

Monday, July 30, 2007

The East Is Red Pt. II

The PLA hits 80 very soon. So let's take a look at our next enemy (after Iran). Are you nervous yet?

Get On The Scene!

Speaking of the Godfather of Soul©:
(See previous item.)

Morbidity Report (Photo Update)

Franklin Avenue keeps up w/ the toll of modern life. (Just Another Blog™ first learned of James Brown's death there. Maybe they're just as morbid as we are, but more conscientious posters. Do click for the story & video, & a tip of the Bouffant chapeau to them for the heavy lifting.)

Tom Snyder's death brings to mind this tale, told to Just Another Blog™ by someone who knew engineers @ KNBC, so take it w/ as many grains of salt as you like: When Mr. Snyder was anchoring the news @ Channel 4 in the early '70s, he found it amusing to say something along the lines of, "I really have to urinate," just after his microphone should have been turned off. This cute practice kept the audio operators on their toes. There is, alas, no indication whether any of these bon mots ever went over the air, or if anything ever happened to Mr. Snyder's car in the parking lot as a result.


Tom S. in better days (w/ Cynthia Plastercaster, 1995).

(What a telling indictment of our species: The death of a talented, popular broadcaster brings to our minds only lurid, insignificant details of his life, and this is compounded by technology that allows us to broadcast these tawdry details in a sad effort to draw some attention to ourselves.)

"D'oh!" (The East Is Red)

From Xinhua. Note the "X-ray" picture used in this article. WTF?
And from Xinhua's "Let's Have a War" file:
"The new task force, sources have told me, mostly worries that if it were called upon to deliver 'prompt' global strikes against certain targets in Iran under some emergency circumstances, the president might have to be told that the only option is a nuclear one," Arkin said.
"But after long debate, the highest levels of the military could not forecast a way in which things would end favorably for the United States," the two experts wrote in Sunday's New York Times.
What are we waiting for?

Dark Mondays

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Something Vaguely Positive From The Blog-Ö-Sphere

Juat Another Blog (From L. A.)™ is proud to announce that not only has our first "spam comment" been received (in the "American Nazis..." item immediately below) but our Technorati™ Authority has risen from 1 to 2 (!!) & as of a few hrs. ago we were #2,510,968, a significant increase from our usual 3,800,000 or so. Just Another Blog™ smells money! Or maybe we just need a shower...

American Nazis To Return to Cp'l. Klinger's Hometown

From yesterday's Toledo Blade:

"There are two different goals to show the blacks we are not scared and we will go anywhere they will go," said Justin Boyer, who lives in central Ohio
but would not give a specific location.
"The second goal is to show whites in the neighborhoods that they shouldn't be afraid of black crime."

[...]

"We have to understand that their purpose is to spew hate," Mr. Ashford said. "We don't want an incident like last time … that got completely out of control."
City leaders, learning Wednesday night of the group's intention, moved to prevent violence similar to the riot that erupted Oct. 15, 2005, when neo-Nazis tried to march in the vicinity of Woodward High School and Wilson Park.


Here in L. A., we know what a riot is (complete breakdown in police order, and much of the social order as well) and we don't think what you had was a real "riot."

Black Rifles

Photos (for illustrative purposes, these items are not yet available to the general public): Colt Defense LLC.
If they're good enough for our boys & girls in The Quagmire, they're good enough for Just Another Blog™.





Saturday, July 28, 2007

Still The Realist

Photo credit.
Paul Krassner: at it since the late '50s (Just Another Blog's™ barely been at anything since the late '50s) and, via Sucky Gôögle News Feed to the right, Krassner continues at it, on HuffPo.

Friday, July 27, 2007

It Really Happened

Not Photoshoppery™. Turns out Superman's a whore like all the rest.

Summer's Almost...

Soundtrack allegedly from a 1965 demo.

...Gone

Where will we be?
As the days grow shorter, a reminder: the future's uncertain & the end is always near. YouTube has disabled embedding "by request," so you'll need to click.

FudgeStool

Looks like Just Another Blog™ has beaten Tbogg to a Romney item.

Via TPM Election Central Happy Hour, first brought to our attn. by commenter fozetti @ S,N!, who sums it up as the condescension of a corporate jerk.
And here's Mittens w/o the visual aid:

Swimming W/ Single-Digit Salamanders

Looks like Newtie's figured out which side his bread's buttered on:
Since his unceremonious departure from the House in 1998, Gingrich has become Newt Inc. -- one part provocateur, one part entrepreneur, who stirs debate in his party and in journalistic circles, gets Sunday talk show invites and draws audiences on the lecture circuit. A presidential flirtation helps Gingrich further raise his profile, push his ideas and sell his books.
Wonder why? From ABC News/WaPo 18-21 July. 403 polled. Rudy Giuliani 34% John McCain 16% Fred Thompson 14% Mitt Romney 8% Newt Gingrich 7% Tommy Thompson 3% Mike Huckabee 2% Duncan Hunter 2% Ron Paul 2% Sam Brownback 2% Tom Tancredo 1% None of these (vol.) 5% Wouldn't vote (vol.) 1% Unsure 5% We didn't know how poorly Mittens is doing, but it warms our evil heart. We're none too happy about Rudy G. atop the pile though.

There'll Always Be An England (Annals Of The Supernatural)

The War Against Rationalism continues:

Four decades after John Lennon said the Beatles were 'bigger than Jesus,' the Living TV Paranormal Report 2002 suggests the supernatural has overtaken religion as a central belief in people's lives.
Forty-seven per cent of people in the UK say they believe in intelligent life on another planet, 57 per cent in ghosts, and 67 per cent in the power of psychics.
Only 36 per cent say they believe in the idea of a God.
Just as bad as any of the more organized superstition rackets. Soon enough they'll be asking for tax exemptions like the rest of them.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Your Tax Dollars @ Work (Soon To Be Lurking Over A Neighborhood Near Yours) UPDATED 27 July

DRYDEN DRY LAKE RESEARCH CENTER (Today) -- X-48B (from the "Phantom Works" @ Boeing) takes to the wild blue yonder, for the video-game wars of the future, and the surveillance of today.

UPDATE: Much better angle on the X-48B! (27 July, early p. m.)

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Housing Boom Goes BOOM!! Market Falls!! Weather Update: It's 87ºF in here @1829.

DMV, Our Large, Pasty, White Ass!!! (Or: Just Another Blog™ Seeks Help)

So you whiny (& you've not seen "whiny" 'till you've read a few items here) air-polluting middle-class pigs who bitch & moan about the DMV* and its lousy service, poor attitudes, interminable waits, etc., think you have it rough, do you? Hah!! Just Another Blog™ is back from an appointment @ the Los Angeles County Dep't. of Mental Health's Hollywood Mental Health Center. There @ 0800, not called for "intake" until 1110, then two hrs. of said intake w/ licensed psychiatric social worker (mostly talking about ourself, so that went too quickly). Then 30 mins. max. to hit Taco Smell (A Remarkable Simulation™®) for a mess of bovine extracts w/ crisp, nutritionally worthless iceberg lettuce. And back up the street by 1400 for another hr. of self-discovery w/ an actual shrink.
Total Running Time: Seven hrs. & change, minus a half-hr. "lunch."

Do tell Just Another Blog™ which you think is more important, mental health for the great American unwashed, or renewing your permission to drive around while getting fat, spewing smoke & financing Bin Laden & Wahhabi madrasas?

Remeber, every mile (or kilometer) you drive puts US$ in this dude's bank.

*Or whatever the fuck it's called in whichever toilet of a state or province (Hello, Canadian friends!) you live in.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What, Me Worry?

Who'd a thunk it? Documentary evidence, according to the AP, that current Attorney General Alfred E. Gonzales is, to put it mildly, "truth-challenged."

"Not the TSP?" responded Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y. "Come on. If you say it's about other, that implies not. Now say it or not."
"It was not," Gonzales answered. "It was about other intelligence activities."
A four-page memo from the national intelligence director's office shows that the White House briefing with the eight lawmakers on March 10, 2004, was about the terror
surveillance program, or TSP.

In better days. From WASHINGTON Life.
Perhaps the man known as "Fredo" will end up on the other side of this fence.
Image from Dudehisattva.


And in other news, it's 84ºF in here @ 1621!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

This "Web Log" Is Not Reactionary

Just a reminder of who really runs Amerika:
Just Another Blog™ has no reaction whatsoever to the big fucking deal "YouTube" debateQ&A session on the Cruddy News Network last night. Can anyone explain what the point is? Even if a Kucinich/Gravel (the two least reactionary candidates on the "Democratic" side; the Republicans are, of course, competing among themselves to be the most reactionary) ticket were nominated & elected, the reactionary forces that truly control this Once Good Idea of a Nation™ wouldn't allow any meaningful changes to be made.

Friendly E-Mail

Rec'd. this earlier today, from the leading (practically only) member of the Just Another Blog™ commentariat, the Fabulous Mr. Peabody:
Hey Bouff,
I had some pithy comments to make about your Jonah Goldberg post..... but fucking Blogspot won't accept my comments!
Tell those cheesy fuckers to get their fucking blog program working!
P.

Boy howdy, you know it!! That's why there's an entire label/category for this "web log" called: "Blogger Bitching."
How do you like them apples, you incompetent Google/Blogger fucks?
P. S: It may be working now.
P. P. S.: Pic o' Peabody no doubt © some corporate entity, somewhere. Just Another Blog™ found it @ Who To Kill, an interesting website.

Lying Liebrul Double-Plus-Ungoodness

According to this item from the person referred to as DoughBob McPantload by many of the Lie-brul Fascists in the lying left-wing blog-o-sphere, but whom Just Another Blog™ is polite enough to call by his given name, Jonah Goldberg, his book is done. Yes, the one that's been delayed a couple yrs. by something or another. (It's always something.) Most frightening sentence from the item:
Indeed, I leave this Saturday for our annual Goldberg Family peregrination West.
We don't know which parts of the West, but here in L. A. we're worried. Just Another Blog™ does not make Chee-tos™ a regular part of its diet, but those in the West who do are advised to stock up now.

Some still don't believe it's ready for its day after Xmas release, but we're pretty sure it is, because the T-shirts have already been sent out:
More about Jonah's fans. The younger they are, the easier it is to influence them.
Just so no one gets the wrong impression, here is a more recent picture of Jonah (on the right) w/ his freakin' goatee. NB: It hasn't been 1986 for 20+ yrs. now. If we're going to go for outdated facial hair-styles, why not bring back the handlebar mustache? On the left is Peter Beinart of TNR, who video-blogs w/ Jonah. Jonah spends all his time on camera stroking that thing on his chin. Eee-yuck!!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Heat Death Of The Universe

Too pooped to post (to paraphrase Chuck Berry).
As well as too hot to trot. Or even to move @ a glacial pace in the shade.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Slime

Once again, Just Another Blog (From L. A.)™ asks the musical question: "Why doesn't/can't YouTube™ provide stereo audio?" Not widely known: Tina Turner & the Ikettes provide the bg vcls on the soundtrack. Stereo would sound even better.

Balls?

Rumor is this was placed on YouTube™ by a McCain/SBVFT operative. That takes some balls too.

Mrs. Paul's Fishstick, Ron Paul

If you're really paying attention (although who could possibly pay much attention at this stage in the horse race?) you may've heard about the Texas representative in the Republican race to be sacrificed, one Ron Paul. Rep. Paul, a self-proclaimed "libertarian" who nonetheless runs & serves as a Republican, has received a certain amount of media attention, partly because his libertarian statements appeal to ignorant twenty-nothings who vote in internet polls & become his "friend" on Facebook, MySpace & other such "social networking" websites. This sort of thing is very interesting to television & print media types who see their viewer/readership declining & hope they can get some of it back by playing up the representative in their broadcasts/print runs. It's not going to happen though. Besides the lengthy electoral analysis below (well, lengthy for this "web log" anyway) Rep. Ron is, if not certifiable, very very "wacky." As are many of his supporters. The guy who started this little dust-up comments here.

To the best of Just Another Blog™'s recollection (& a minimal amount of research) no candidate from the House of Representatives has even been nominated for the presidency in this or the previous century. (Please correct us if we're wrong, but be kind about it.) Of late, the gig has been going mostly to governors or recent ex-governors, G. Herbert W. Bush being the exception (like his son, the current Murderer-in-Chief, G. H. W. was a legacy, having been R. W. Reagan's veep). Indeed, Lyndon Johnson was the last pres. elected to have been a senator w/o gubernatorial experience, and of course he had been the vice-pres.
Few of those nominated have even had much House experience, other than G. R. Ford, and we all know how he got the Republican nomination in '76. Virtually all those nominated by either party have been senators or govs. in their immediately previous governmental positions, except Johnson, Ford & Bush I.

What Just Another Blog™ is gettting at is that Ron Paul, even if he weren't the virtual definition of "wing-nut," has the proverbial snowball's chance in Southern CaliforniaHell. The same goes for the other two Representatives in the Republican race, Tom "Those damn Meskins don't go to Berlitz© for English lessons before they walk across our border & steal our high-paying jobs, and when they do get here they don't work cheaply enough for my corporate masters" Tancredo, and the as yet unindicted representative Duncan Hunter (R-Defense Industry Scams). Just Another Blog™ wishes the very best to each of these three toads, because they'll need all the luck they can get to make it out of Iowa, assuming they're even competing there.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Gyrenes

Original Marine Corps emblem, 1868.
As good an excuse as any to share a favorite "Humor in Uniform" joke:
In the Air Force, it's four o'clock.
In the Army, it's 1600 hours.
In the Navy, it's eight bells.
In the Marine Corps, Mickey's big hand is on the twelve, and his little hand is on the four.

Is Just Another Blog™ Being Stalked? By A Celebrity?

HR* just about as he appeared @ TJ's. This may be the only known photo of him smiling, however.
Henry (Does anyone ever call him "Hank"?) Rollins used to live down the hill from Just Another Blog™ & friend/one-time musical associate Mr. Mike in the Swish Alps. And Just Another Blog™ saw HR & Janeane Garofalo @ Trader Joe's (WeHo) a few weeks ago, just before their show @ the Silent Movie on Fairfax. (Is HR stalking this blog? It seems like everywhere we go, there he is. That's twice w/in 20 yrs., fer cryin' out loud!) That's a pair of celebrities who deserve to be celebrated, getting their own pre-show snacks or what have you, rather than ordering some flunky to run out & get stuff for them. And on that basis we direct you to an interview w/ Mr. Rollins on an Australian gay website. (Homos? In Oz? Who knew? Thought Rupert Murdoch had squashed that sort of thing like a bug before buying himself American citizenship & coming here to put a stop to that sort of thing in This Great Land of Ours™.) Here's the meat, concerning "metrosexuals":

"I am not in a position to judge people but from their appearance, they look like they like to consume and accessorise," he says. "It seems like a lot of work, putting stuff in your hair or spending longer than an hour a year buying clothes. When they start hurting kids or punching old ladies, then it's time to be concerned, but if it's just cologne and shoes, what's the harm?"
Obviously, from the shot @ the top, Henry doesn't waste any time putting crap in his hair. Neither does Just Another Blog™. Not that there's anything wrong w/ it.

*Not to be confused @ any time w/ H. R. of Bad Brains (though they're both from Wash., D. C.). Or H. R. Giger.

Friday, July 20, 2007

RealFake Music For Real People

"Black Plague" -- Pontius Pilate & the Nail-Pounding Four "Let the Eagle Soar" -- Ashcroft & Simpson "No Talent Sluts From Hell" -- Pussycat Dulls "Never Again" -- DJ Dickwad "I Would Simply Disagree" -- Nervous Norvous "Pull the Plug" -- Nation of Sheep "Crab Lice Boogie" -- The Dreadful Grate "You Belong to Me" -- L. Ron Hitler "Farmer John" -- The Premieres "Voices in My Head" -- DSM IV "Say What?" -- Manny, Moe & Melvin

On This Date In History

Photo from funnyextreme.com.
38 yrs. ago, on a heavily guarded sound stage in Culver City, California, people from the planet Earth first set foot on another body in our solar system, Luna.

A Trip to The Store (Reprise)

It's 0207, Just Another Blog™ is hot & damp, the same Frasier rerun was on Lifetime @ 0000 & CBS2 @ 0137 (season 8, episode 7) & the editorial we must go up to the 7-11 on Sunset Blvd. (or down to the 7-11 on Santa Monica Blvd.; wow, modern life is so convenient) for butts but it's too early to get the fishwrapper (L. A. Times, not usually available 'til 0330ish). To quote the Angry Samoans: "Why am I living?/Why am I still alive?/Stuck inside this brain/Now I'm going...outside." (Or something like that.) Those who read the original "A Trip to The Store" item will remember some complaining about the disappearance of Starbucks™ Caramel Frappucino©, it really does seem to have gone away. (As if anyone read that item, let alone remembered it.) At least Just Another Blog™ isn't always going on about the pointless minutiae of its existence. (If one could even call this "existence.")

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Let's Have A War (We Don't Have Enough Problems As Is)

While western "civilization" is beset from all sides by Islamoterrorists (AS I TYPE THERE ARE AN ESTIMATED 20,000 OF 'EM SWIMMING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC & PACIFIC OCEANS WITH KNIVES CLENCHED BETWEEN THEIR TEETH, PIRATE STYLE, READY TO SLIT YOUR PUPPY'S THROAT!!! COASTAL CITIES BEWARE!!) at least the "Cold" War is over:

The US is desperate to implement its century-old dream of world hegemony and the elimination of Russia as its principal obstacle to the full control of Eurasia.
--Four retired Russki generals, quoted in the Telegraph.

And on a more immediate, physical level:

The Russian planes, which are now used for surveillance, were shadowed from their base in the Arctic Circle by two Norwegian F18s before being met by the RAF planes. They turned back before reaching British airspace.

--RAF dude, from The Scotsman.

Fortunately, diplomacy continues:

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said on Monday that Britain would expel four diplomats from the Russian embassy in London due to Russia's refusal to extradite a main suspect in the poisoning case, Andrei Lugovoi, who was accused of murdering Litvinenko.
--People's Daily

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Don't Try This Chez Vous!

Had enough of this iPhone crap? Let's deal w/ iT! And we'll also be iNtroduced to a product that does everything you could expect of iT.

FEAR @ The Fleetwood (In A Beach City)

12 yrs. later, in Hermosa or Redondo Beach, music is a little different.

Mid-Week M. Of I.

"Packing" in Berlin, Jack Benny's age ago. If YouTube is such hot shit, why can't they provide stereo audio? We've had stereo since the fucking fifties. Hundreds of millions of people have been born and died since stereo was developed, but Google/YouTube can't be bothered, is that it? The technology too much for you low-rent morons to master?

Return Of The Gun (For Wholesale Slaughter Of Non-European People)

Ju 87B photo from ww2aircraft.net.
Just Another Blog™ can not adequately express its joy that the Crusader Nations have, as of this typing (could change in an instant) two separate zones in which to determine the best way to exterminate those with a skin tone somewhat darker than that of the majority of their populations. Wheee!
And as seen in this article from Wired's Danger Room (ooohh, scary) sometimes the old ways are best:
And good thing, too, because next year the Typhoon will deploy to Afghanistan for its combat debut. And in Afghanistan, as in Iraq, guns are often the weapon of choice for close air support missions.
While it may not be traditional, there's nothing wrong w/ instilling a little blood-lust in the ladies:
Last year I was embedded with a Marine fighter squadron in western Iraq that used its guns frequently. One female pilot even gleefully described literally chasing down insurgents with gunfire as they fled an engagement.
Though it's a bit disappointing that the jarheads have female fighter pilots. The panty-waists in the Air Force, sure, but the USMC?
And see War Is Boring for the first "shoot down" of an F-22.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

"Why Bush Will Be A Winner" NOT!! NOT!! NOT!! NOT!! NOT!!

A weasel who thinks Israel is more important than the United States gets a small percentage of its karmic reward...
At a Quaker college...
in April 2005.
World O' Crap brings to the world's attention the latest, and possibly most inane, bit o' drivel ever from The Smarmy Creep Who is Always Wrong™, William "Wanna-Be Killer" Kristol, who for some reason is given a platform by the WaPo.
The Queen of The Blog-o-sphere™ was eavesdropping on Bill on the train, and she got a nice column from it.
Also weighing in, new bogroll addition Just Above Sunset, who is definitely a neighbor, though neither acquaintance or friend.
And Billy-boy participated in an "on-line chat" Monday @ the WaPo. Meat thereof:
Greenbelt, Md.: You have been wrong about every important prediction you have made about the outcome of this war and this presidency -- why should anyone pay attention to you now?
William Kristol: Feel free not to!
Now there's a clever answer. Guess what, Bill? No one does, except to mercilessly mock your obtuse opinions.
Were Just Another Blog™ ever to find itself on a train w/ Mr. Kristol, there's a great likelihood Bill the K. would find he had somehow bumped into someone and fallen down & skinned his knee & he couldn't find his briefcase. (Threat of physical violence. You gonna do somethin' about it, you insufferable little shit? Didn't think so. Chickenhawk.) Remember Dan Quayle? Bill was his chief-of-staff. What more need one say?

Monday, July 16, 2007

Too Hot, Too Sweaty, Too Bored...

...to do anything other than the obligatory daily post. A post a day keeps depression & psychosis away. (Uh, no...actually...it doesn't...)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Facial Hair Farming

The Brits, always alert, have stopped another plot to reduce our Western youth to drooling idjits. Of course, it was fellow bandmembers who think his beard caused the questioning, which makes it a distict possibility it was something else. Like the new album:
Meanwhile, Metallica's new album is due out in early 2008, with bassist Robertt Trujillo telling Blabbermouth: "There's a lot of everything, man. There's speed on this. There's a couple of tracks where you're gonna go, 'Wow!' and I know you're gonna like it because it has the flavor of the old. But it has this kind of groove and power behind it that I think is us today."
(From the "Only form of life lower than a musician is an actor" file.)

Sunday In The Park With Bambi & Gojira

Journey To The Other Side Of The World

Author/cartoonist Ted Rall (who draws President Bush as the demonic dictator of a banana republic) has been wandering Central Asia, has a book about the area ("Silk Road to Ruin: Is Central Asia the New Middle East?,") and has been posting @ Yahoo! News, we suppose to drum up book sales. (Just Another Blog™ likes him because he's a cynical bastard too.) His latest is from Pakistan, the nation that's filled w/ Muslims busily hating the west for its decadent western culture and has nuclear weapons, not to be confused w/ Iran, filled w/ the same sorts of Muhammadites but not in possession of nukes, at least not for a few yrs. Guess which country demon- in-a-generalissimo-suit Bush wants to return to the stone age, and w/ which one he thinks he's friends.
Meat of the matter:

The Red Mosque crisis symbolizes the devil's bargain Pakistan's ruling elites have struck with Islamic radicals since independence from Britain, a tacit understanding that has turned this nuclear-armed state into a terrifying cauldron of instability. Cracking down on the fundies could lead to civil war. Doing nothing, the government's usual approach, almost certainly will.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

A Riot, A Riot, A Riot Of My Own

Just Another Blog™, firmly believing the whole Sex Potatoes "no future" thing, wallows in nostalgia, though for some reason it is considered obligatory to condemn nostalgia. And the most condemned nostalgia is that for a time or place one didn't even experience. Just Another Blog™ was maybe two years too young & a thousand miles too far north to have experienced the Sunset Strip in its heyday (it's now a strip of shit, polluted with privileged pukes, valet fucking parking & pre-packaged corporate claptrap like the House of Blues, whose slogan, "Help Ever, Hurt Never," sounds to be the same bullshit as Google's "Do No Evil") but it can always read about it.

"Fan Mail from Some Flounder?" Dep't.

A slight differentiation on the scam:
Dear Brother/Sister's in Lord Christ Jesus. Calvary greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,I am former Mr Ahmedaliza Wasilat ,now Mr Christain Davis,,I am now a new Christian convert,suffering from long time cancer of the heart. From all indications, my condition is really deteriorating and is quite obvious that I may not live more than six months, because the cancer stage has gotten to a very severe stage.My late wife was killed during the Gulf war, and during the period of our marriage we had a son who was also killed in a cold blood during the Gulf war.My late wife was very wealthy and after her death,I inherited all our business and wealth. My personal physician told me that I may not live for more than six months and I am so scared about this. So, I now decided to divide part of this wealth, by contributing to the development of evangelism in Africa,America, Europe and Asian Countries. This mission which will no doubt be tasking had made me to recenlty relocated to Israel,where I live presently. I selected your church after visiting the website for this purpose and prayed over it, I am willing to donate the sum of 19.500,000.00 Million US Dollars to your Church/Ministry for the development of evangelism and also as aids for the less privileged around you.
Just Another Blog would like to know to which "website/church" this fucking parasite was referring. And: Is being killed "in a cold blood" anything like being "in a cold sweat," James Brown-stylee?

This Machine Kills Fascists (And Is Needed More Than Ever Today)

Arlo's father & his famously inscribed git-fiddle.
Just Another Blog™ went to add Limebag ex-pat Mick Farren's blog (DOC 40) to the Just Another Bogroll™ today, and thanks to Deviant Mick (& hey, far as Just Another Blog's™ concerned, you may stay here w/ the rest of us deviants) we find that not only is today Le Quatorze Juillet (see item immediately below) it's Woody Guthrie's birthday.
Just Another Blog™ is generally opposed to non-electric music (other than percussion, & that's always better amplified) from cultures that have electricity (of course, a lotta them Okies didn't have no 'lectricity) & folk music in general, but we'll make an exception in this case, based on lyrical content.

Le Quatorze Juillet

Vive La France!! Chauvinistic chickenshit Americans (you know the type: most of them) will blather about this & that, but the French were the first nation collectively to overthrow their royalty & nobility, put the heads of their heads of state where they belonged (far from their bodies) and keep the fucking royals out (except for Louis Napoleon XIV, or whoever the head cheese of the Second Empire or whatever the fuck it was called was). (We might mention the English, but Just Another Blog™ was playing hooky or something that day, and we do know they pretty much pussied out & went back to monarchy almost as soon as they could.)
At this point no doubt some of you "patriots" are whining: "Oh, but 'Murka did that first, blah, blah, blah." Wrong, dipshits. The colonials merely threw out the parts they didn't like of an occupying power, much as the Iraqi people are attempting now with, irony of ironies, the occupying power being these United States.

Nope, our frog-eating cousins dealt w/ an entire government right there on their backs, unlike our colonial forebears, who were merely evicting the agents of a government located across the Atlantic, in the days when crossing even the North Atlantic was a big damn deal. Once again the myth of American exceptionalism is debunked.

Therefore, Just Another Blog™ urges all its fellow citizens to get down to the prisons, free all the prisoners, and separate the heads of the upper classes from the bodies of the upper classes! Now! The French did it 218 years ago today, & Just Another Blog™ hears their health system is even better than the Canadians'. What do we have to lose? Go ahead, we'll be right behind you, just gotta get the pitchfork & some more hand grenades.

Allez-Vous Faire Enculer, Espèces des Cons!!

I Gotcher Your Balls In A Plastic Bag

Just Another Blog™ was wandrin' thru its own bogroll, looking to cut & add, and in the search for whatnot it came across these recaps & photos of some event in a city other than L. A. where several bands it used to like (& even know) 25+ yrs.ago performed. Looks like this event has lasted two yrs. ('05 & '06) & it is to be hoped that the participants will last a couple more as well, but it's hard to tell from the pix. Those in the know w/ a discerning eye will note a certain resemblance (not in height) between Mental Mike & the man known as Bob Moss (to whom I still owe US$100.00, I swear to you, Bob, as soon as the disability kicks in you'll get it) in the first shot of Mike, his left profile when he still has his A's cap on straight. Once one hits a certain decay point, we all look alike. Oh hell, we'll save you all the click & just throw it on top there.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Misinformation






Heard from corner of ear earlier today that F. Castro & Twins Olsen were both born on this date...Ran to Just Another Blog™ HQ to get it up (heh heh) on the web... Bit o' research reveals they were born 13 August & 13 June, respectively...Common factor? Oh, it was a Friday in both cases. As in Friday the 13th...Whatever...

Unlucky Friday The Thirteenth Random Musical Event

Here's the list. Thou shalt have no other list before this one:

"Fish Guts in the Moonlight" -- Hootie & Blofeld "Street Rolex" -- Raffi "Cover of the Rolling Stone" -- Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show "Been There, Done That" -- Teen-Age Jesus & Ed "Muskrat Vivisection" -- Grotesque Trolls of Orkney "Hungry Goat" -- Amphetamine Brain Trust "Stressin'" -- The Botox Boise "I Wrote You a Letter But I Couldn't Spell "Phhllbtspkf" And That's All I Got to Say" -- Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs "Behind The Eight-Ball With You" -- Take Orally "Just Once" -- Chartreuse Loafer Set Bonus Track: "Heart Attack (In Your Ass)" -- Mayflower Tea Club

I'm Like A One-Eyed Cat, Peepin' at A Sea Food Store

On a messy floor.
And the baddest of luck to all on this Friday the Thirteenth.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

No, Really, Google Wants To Help You Help Yourself

He means "Airstrip One." (Image from SchNEWS.)
It's from the L. A.Times. But, at least in this case, that doesn't make it any less true. Meat of the matter:

But Google is not our friend. Schmidt's iGoogle vision of the future is not altruistic, and his company is not a nonprofit group dedicated to the realization of human self-understanding.
Save yourselves before it's too late.

More Mormon Mockery

Alleged angel Moroni appears to Joe Smith in his bedroom. If a seven foot guy in a white dress "appeared" in Just Another Blog's™ bedroom said dress would have "angel" blood & shotgun pellets all over it before you could say "Oh, flip!" (Painting from Dr. Wob.)
While Just Another Blog™ takes a back seat to no blog in its firm, uncompromising stance against religion, theism & all other mystical, superstitious whatnot, we are inclined to believe that one Christopher Hitchens might have gone just a leettle bit overboard in his disgust for/fear of the Muslim other, to the extent that he actually seems to swallow virtually all of the current administration's horseshit vis-à-vis its schoolyard bully reaction to 11 Sept. 2001, that is, picking the closest weakling (Iraq) & "throwing it against the wall to prove that we mean business," in the immoral (no, there is not supposed to be a "t" in there) words of Michael Ledeen.
Nonetheless, "Hitch" does a good job on Joe Smith (NOT the guy who used to run Warner Bros. Records) & his colossal con job, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, @ some large, corporate website.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

No, Really, Do No Evil

Just waste trillions of electrons, server space, etc. Yes, it's Google again.

Hitler Youth Update

Pope when he still dressed like a man. (Courtesy World Religions.)
Pope in delicious drag & pal. (Courtesy monkeydotnet.)
Shorter Pope: The rest of you mother-fuckers are going to hell, where G-d's less successful intelligent designs will poke fiery hot pitchforks into your intestines for all eternity. Nyah nyah nyah.

Popularity. Like Junior High. This is mostly because I'm curious. You should all be ashamed.