Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bottom Ten Winners

Proud to see Modesto & Merced book-ending the bottom ten of the 200 least-cretinous locales in these United Snakes.
Texas looking to be a strong second, state-wise.

Textual Obsessive

Friday, December 3, 2010

Soon To Be A Regular Feature:
Today's Personal Obituary

Why not to leave your bunker: We were informed today that a woman who'd been a friend since 1988 or '89 (& a sexual associate, if you know what we mean, from 1990 to '93) died in a fire early Hallowe'en morning.

Even as a mutual friend told us she'd come home early that Sunday morning & gone to sleep not long before the fire (As we assume it's assumed: Who can ever know what happened?) we had the thought that a cigarette might have caused the blaze (Shame on us!) but newspaper reports indicate crummy housing for people who work for a living:
a garage-turned-apartment that caught fire, apparently from combustible materials left next to a water heater, officials said
Not the first garage-turned-apartment she'd lived in.

And the first person w/ whom we'd, you know, done it on a regular basis, or (not to get carried away here) even "had a relationship," to have died. Of whom we know, one or two having fallen off the radar, if not the ends of the earth.

Crap. Just occurred to me she would have hit 54 w/in a very few days, though I can't remember the exact day just now. Fuck you, universe.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

In Order To Run More Than One Item Today, Some Photographic Filler

Thanks, TimeWarner. (Is Col. Jack "No niggers on the lot!" Warner spinning in his sarcophagus?)
Moon Over Silversun, 25 November 2010.
Self Portrait (Bloodstain?)

Please Excuse Malignant From Posting Today

As w/ many reptilians, it can take some time for us to warm to the point where we can locate the mockable on the world wide shit chute.

Today, once we were at that point, we were screwed.

Time Warner Outage: Internet Problems Impact Los Angeles, San Diego, Other Souther California Cities

They mis-spelt "outrage," too.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Admiral Mike Murder Opens Fat Yap,
Shit Issues Forth

Having heard ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin (Most of whose raison d'être comes from how much animal blood she can get on her paws.) & professional baby-killer Mike Mullen screech about Julian Assange's bloody hands,
"Mr. Assange can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family," Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a news conference at the Pentagon.

Someone else noticed, & saved us the trouble.

We Could Just Copy Our Email
All Day & All Night & All Afternoon

I am Sgt Wilson Hill with the United Nations troop in Afghanistan , on war against terrorism. 
Based on the United States legislative and executive decision that we must evacuate Iraq immediately for Afghanistan, Now we are in Afghanistan military base and I will be redeployed back to my country military base soonest, come next year 2011, Our mission is to help beef up terrorist targeted states, mostly the United States and the European Union on the war against terrorism. 
On the other hand, I want to inform you that I have in my possession the sum of 10.2 million USD, which I got from crude oil deal here in Iraq . I deposited this money with a Red Cross Agent informing him that we are making contact for the real owner of the money and it is under my power to approve whoever comes forth for the money. 
I want to invest the money in a good business as soon as I am redeploy , anyway you will advice me on that since I am not a business person.I am an American and an intelligence officer for that so I have a 100% authentic means of transferring the money through diplomatic courier service .I just need your acceptance and all is done.
Where we are now we can only communicate through our military communication facilities that are secured so nobody can monitor our emails, then I can explain in details to you. I will only reach you through email, because our calls might be monitored, I just have to be sure whom I am dealing with. 
If you are interested, please send me your personal mobile number so I can call you for further enquiries when I am out of our military network. I am writing from a fresh email account so if you are not interested do not reply to this email and please delete this message, if no response after 3days I will then search for someone else. 
I wait for your contact details so we can go into action. In less than 5days, the money should have been in your position and I will come over for my money. I will give to you 40% of the sum and 60% is for me because I know that nothing goes for nothing I hope I am been fair to you.
I wait for your full details information: 
Your Full Name……… 
Your Address………… 
Your direct Tele Phone….. 
Your occupation and Age
Sgt Wilson Hill

Happy Hanukkah!

From some fucking assholes.May not be available for long, look now!

If You're Reading This On An Airplane, Don't!

AP NewsAlert

SYDNEY (AP) — Aust. investigators: Some A380 engines may have manufacturing fault that could cause failure.

Not A Typical Experience

A commenter whom we had mocked (Just a little, & ourself as well.) advised us that bus trips in a city that shall remain nameless allow him to do silly stuff on his "lucked into" laptop. (We'll assume this means he gets to sit.) Not so much in the Media Capital of the Known Universe. We don't have any photos of the usual bus expedition we make (Just as soon not have the soul-stealing box ripped from our hands & whatever/anything.) but our Circadian rhythm usually has us on the streets/public transportation around afternoon rush hour, when the buses don't look at all like this:
LACMTA Line 201, Thanksgiving 2010, 1703PT.
(A low-ridership line. We were surprised it wasn't cancelled in the latest round of fiscal austerity & making-working-people-suffer MTA service reductions.)

Opportunity to present more pix from a wk. ago. (Today is Odin's Day, innit?)
Zoom lens.
No Exit

Shut Your Self-Righteous Gob, Already

This schtick of Sullivan's is getting to be even more tiresome than our non-stop screeching for attention via threats of physical violence & general obscenity, profanity & nihilism.

You know, the "Gosh, Republicans are scum, but real conservatism, yada." Latest example:
This is not conservatism, properly understood, a disposition that respects the institutions and traditions of government, that can give as well as take, that seeks the national interest before partisan concerns, and that respects both the other branches of government and seeks to work with them. These people are not conservatives in this core civilized sense; they are partisan vandals.
Christ on a crutch, is he blind & illiterate? Has he no idea? These idealized reactionaries he gets so misty-eyed about never existed, other than in the writings of whichever 20th century hacks he seems to worship. (Oakeshott? Yes. Note the absolute meaninglessness of the title of Sullivan's blather that he pimps on his page: Intimations Pursued: The Voice of Practice in the Conversation of Michael Oakeshott. If you don't have it right by now, no amount of practice will help you.)

Not such a surprise, considering Sullivan hasn't yet been able to realize that a gawd that allows his/"His" Roman Catholic Church to perpetuate its evil is as much a monster as any child-molesting priest, & neither bogus institution is worth five minutes of any one's attention.

Maybe Sully wants to be an American because he knows that people voting against their own interests are a significant group in these United Snakes, & he can pander to them more successfully & for much longer than he could get away w/ the schtick in the UK.

Last line of the item applies almost universally.
But I cannot, alas, say I am surprised. The degeneracy has been building for a long time. It is just the stench of it right now that overwhelms the nostrils.
Applies to you too, Andrew. Mostly the stench of "enough, already, & climb off your high horse."

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dog Bites Man, Again, Part Whatever

Beaten Like A Rented Mule

By the way, we do not hold w/ beating animals, rented or otherwise.

More Projection

Islamists Know a Western Civilization Secret: ‘Progress’ Makes Religion Decline
The motive to reform Islam from within is weaker than the motive of those like Martin Luther, as Islamists can point to the decline of Christian belief and assume the same would happen to Islam.
Doesn't take much intellectual curiosity to figure where this is going to be projected.
Conversely, to dig in, kill the critics, raise the walls higher, try to shut out (or severely constrain) modernity, and demagogically stoke the fires of jihad really is a logical response for those who want to preserve their religion and society as it has existed for centuries.
Remind us of which medieval ninnies this buffoon is talking about again.

Brain Dead

Another pile of projection we didn't have the intellectual curiosity to wade through, but this paragraph is worth sharing. (The part in the parentheses.)
Intellectual curiosity appears to be rather ephemeral. It defies easy definition. Certainly one can cobble together a definition from a dictionary, and those who imagine themselves to be possessed of metric tons of it (and they’d surely prefer the metric system to the more red statish American system) are generally more than happy to identify those who do not possess it. Still, intellectual curiosity seems to be something that is understood and/or bestowed rather than earned. It seems to be a state of grace awarded by those who already exist in that exalted state rather than something one can attain through long-standing effort and merit.
The typist goes on to reveal that because G.W. Bush allegedly received better grades at Yale than John Kerry, we all know who's the more intellectually curious. No question, really, as regurgitating conventional & accepted wisdom to the Yale professor who silver-spooned it to a proudly average legacy admission is the surest sign of intellect & curiosity.

Malignant Narcissist

Yes, we're literally Malignant, & as narcissistic as anyone (Deservedly so, as we are a wonderful & caring human beingentityconsciousness.) but ...

(Added narcissism note: Over 400,000 suckers roped in, in less than four yrs. of spewing hate. And running pix of mostly female celebs on their b-days, which of course has brought us most of our traffic, & wasn't even an intentional sucker-attracting move.)

Obvious Title Of The Wk.

I Took a Vacation to Iraq. I Don't Recommend It.

Movies Are Better Than Ever

Zach Campbell was one of the students in the class at Marinette High School. He says the situation began when the student pulled out a handgun and shot a film projector. He then held the 23 students and a teacher hostage for five hours.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Damn It, Gawd

If we'd known, we would have gotten in touch w/ the FBI & asked them for some help in exploding the living shit out of this heinous violation of the First Amendment.

Off The Fucking Fence, Mugwump!!

Jonathan Chait equivocates:
There's been a debate about epistemic closure on the right, and this is a prominent example. Conservatives repeat Obama's single sentence over and over, seemingly unaware that the context of his remarks leads to a conclusion very nearly the opposite of the one they claim. You could wade through this discussion in the right-wing media for hours and hours without ever coming across any excerpt of Obama's remark that goes beyond the one cherished sentence. It's pure epistemic closure. The other possibility, I suppose, is that all these people are dishonest hacks.
You fucking wimp, call them out as dishonest & brain-dead hacks!

Almost As If We Were "Normal"

Other than breakfast occurring about 1630PT.

Happening NOW!

Worst Monday night football game ever: San Francisco (3-7) at Arizona (3-7).
Oh Lord, we praise your ass 24/7 & you give us this shit?

You Can Not Petition The Lord
W/ Twitter, Either

It wasn't his own hands or the Pittsburgh secondary Sunday that foiled Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson from hauling in what should have been the game-winning TD catch in the end zone.

It was God.

"I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!!" the 24-year-old tweeted from his iPad at around 5:15 Sunday after the Steelers' 19-16 overtime victory. "AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME!!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!! THX THO..."
Fucking loser, in every sense of the word. Kisses non-existent sky fairy ass, & can't catch shit. As they say, praise in one hand, crap in the other, then see which piles up first. No, wait, he couldn't keep the crap in his hand anyway. Wouldn't be a fair test.


Hillary Clinton: Why Wikileaks Leak Is A Good Thing

From The AP:
“This disclosure is not just an attack on America’s foreign policy interests,” Clinton said. “It is an attack on the international community: the alliances and partnerships, the conversations and negotiations that safeguard global security and advance economic prosperity.”

“It puts people’s lives in danger, threatens our national security and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems,” she told reporters at the State Department.
We can not think of anything more deserving of attack than a bunch of wretched fascists/corporatists who "safeguard global security & advance economic prosperity." Especially when the global security & economic prosperity (Is there another kind of "prosperity," to which Sec. Clinton is, perhaps, opposed?) in question is anti-democratic, pro-corporate & just plain evil.

And certainly nothing that Sec. Clinton & the other ghouls that run things have done has ever put anyone's lives in danger or threatened our national security, has it?

Actually Amusing

Product Works Charlie Brown's Artificial Christmas Tree

On line or in store. A mere $9.99.

Why "Create?" Theft Works Too.

If you want crap that moves, that is. We're hoping for epileptic fits. (Not for us. We're so dulled out we doubt electricity could make us move.)
From Adult Swim.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Chicken Boy Visuals

Following up something we posted that we just don't feel like looking for now.What's w/ this space above? What crummy embedding. The clowns at NBC are no better than the losers of CBS.


Not being a cretinous moron, we've never seen "My Cousin Vinny" (We'll admit it: Italian-Americans make us queasy, & that one quarter wop-a-dago in our blood-line is a perpetual embarrassment to us. Jersey Shore, anyone?*) but we would like to know if the line was "fucked-up" or "bullshit."

The PuffHo claims:
"You keep asking these presentist questions Bob. As the immortal Marisa Tomei said in My Cousin Vinny, 'that's a bullshit question!' because you cannot pluck people out of the past and expect them to comment on what's happening today."
Yet when we grabbed it from POLITICO, the quote was presented thus:
“You keep asking these presentist questions,” said the Kenyan-born, British-accented historian. “As the immortal Marisa Tomei said in 'My Cousin Vinny,' ‘That’s a f----- up question!'” Morris said, relishing over the word as network censors bleeped him out.
(Is "relishing over" to make it clear he wasn't relishing the word under, sad-ass hack & crummy POLITICO writer Marin Cogan? And a note to the unnamed HuffPo hack: Neither "fucked up" nor "bullshit" are swearing, damn you all to hell!)

Let's go to the videotape & find out. Fun allegedly starts around (10:16).(Blame CBS for the non-performance here. How is it that the adverts always run just fine, but the actual programming is stop & go? Stupid fucking incompetent jerks. May gawd damn CBS's Internet fucks for eternity.)

OK, Morris said "bullshit." Was that the line from the movie? Do we care at this point?

*Could be worse. At least there's no bog-monkey in us.

Neighborhood Up-Date

L. A. Times, getting it wrong again.
Just behind it is a small shopping plaza with a Salvadoran restaurant, a pizza joint, a former Korean cigarette shop and a restaurant that serves teriyaki chicken, burritos and boba drinks. Across the street are more Korean- and Mexican-themed businesses.
We can tell you now that the former Korean cigarette shop has already become a salon de belleza. Also across the street are California Donuts, a laundromat & a Hawai'ian BBQ. (Lovely Spam®, wonderful Spam®.)
The nearest store with a clear connection to Bangladesh, Bengal Liquors, is a block away. All told, there are fewer than a dozen shops owned by or catering to Bangladeshis along this working-class commercial strip flanked by apartment buildings.
Well, the other liquor store on the four-block stretch is also operated by Bangladeshis. As is the Chevron station that's just west of the four blocks.

Suffering & Indignities

BRRR!! Forced to wear socks & shoes when forced to go outside in miserable, 54°F (12.222222°C. Now what do you say?) temperature. Our next post will be from an undisclosed location, possibly somewhere in the Caribbean.

A Question

Scott Johnson asks:


One thing we've learned is that Mr. Johnson makes no reference at all, whatsoever, to the role of the FBI.
The facts of the case make out a motif, and questions come naturally to mind. Yet beyond the facts of the case a polite silence ensues.
Certainly Johnson has been politely silent.

And the "facts" of the case? A real lawyer notes:
But it may also just as easily be the case that the FBI -- as they've done many times in the past -- found some very young, impressionable, disaffected, hapless, aimless, inept loner; created a plot it then persuaded/manipulated/entrapped him to join, essentially turning him into a Terrorist; and then patted itself on the back once it arrested him for having thwarted a "Terrorist plot" which, from start to finish, was entirely the FBI's own concoction.  Having stopped a plot which it itself manufactured, the FBI then publicly touts -- and an uncritical media amplifies -- its "success" to the world, thus proving both that domestic Terrorism from Muslims is a serious threat and the Government's vast surveillance powers -- current and future new ones -- are necessary.

Why We Hate America

It's the stupid people, stupid:
On CBS's "Face the Nation," host Bob Schieffer, anchoring an authors roundtable discussion with the likes of Bob Woodward and Arianna Huffington, kept engaging the panelists in discussion about how America’s Founding Fathers would have felt about today’s political climate.

“What would Teddy Roosevelt think of today’s politics, Edmund?”

“You keep asking these presentist questions,” said the Kenyan-born, British-accented historian. “As the immortal Marisa Tomei said in 'My Cousin Vinny,' ‘That’s a f----- up question!'” Morris said, relishing over the word as network censors bleeped him out.

“You cannot pluck people out of the past and expect them to comment on what’s happening today,” he continued. “I can only say that what he represented in his time is what we hope for in our presidents now, what we look for in our presidents now and what we’re increasingly disappointed by. He understood foreign culture, recognized the dignity of the United States. He was forceful yet dignified. And what I really feel these days is, we’ve become such an insular people.”

Morris went on to criticize the American people, who he said “are insensitive to foreign sensibilities, who are lazy, obese, complacent and increasingly perplexed as to why we are losing our place in the world to people who are more dynamic than us and more disciplined.”
Fucking sheep. We couldn't agree more. (If this weren't so true, we wouldn't run it so often, you fucking sheep! Also, observing the recent 32nd anniv. of  Jonestown. Now pretend you aren't sheep.)And fuck Huffington, Schieffer & Woodward too, while we're on the subject of the brain-dead.

Dullness Objectified

But it had nothing on April 11, 1954, according to a Cambridge scientist.

Computer programmer William Tunstall-Pedoe has calculated that to be the most objectively dull day since 1900.