Saturday, February 5, 2011

Not An Invitation, An Insult

Why sad sacks insist on living on the wrong side of the Rockies, w/ blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes, Heartlanders & all of Flyover Country is beyond us. Plus which, they get the Super Bowl two or three hrs. later than we West Coast elites.

Super Bowl 2011 will take place on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time and 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

FOX SUPER BOWL PREGAME

  • 2 p.m. (ET): Super Bowl XLV Pregame Show
  • 2:30 p.m.: Super Bowl Red Carpet begins
  • 3:30 p.m.: TMZ dirt from Super Bowl week
  • 4:30 p.m.: President Obama with Bill O'Reilly
  • 5:30 p.m.: Terry Bradshaw with Big Ben
  • 5:53 p.m.: Declaration of Independance
  • 6:15 p.m.: Michael Douglas narrates open
  • 6:24 p.m.: Christina Aguilera national anthem
  • 6:29 p.m.: SUPER BOWL KICK OFF!
Be sure to miss the Declaration of Independence. (WTF?)

Dr. Jazs Presents

Allegedly the Tonight Show ensemble.Via Brother Brick. Too bad we don't have the slightest memory of the original, or we could pass some judgement.

Car Culture Club

Phrase Of The Indeterminate Period

Dildo boat. Usage:
Also note uncivil Twit logo.

Saturday At The Symphony

Actual length (3:16). Disappointing to us, but just as well.And beats that other dinosaur, Robert Planet, currently moaning on third dino Letterman's show on the other channel.

Late add to the rotation, w/ vocals:

Friday, February 4, 2011

America's Shitholes

Snooty elitists at Forbes have once again deigned to look down their noses at America & mock us in our times of trouble.

We were attracted to this because California has eight lovely locales on the list of twenty (Good show, eh?) & four of the first five, including the capital, Sac'to. Our schaden was also well freuded by the fact that the southernmost of these cities is Bakersfield, & other than Vallejo they're inland shitholes, that is, the red parts of the state, where the suburbanites fled to live among the farmers.

Inevitable karmic justice.

Job Report

Grabbing today's Biggest Asshole Award for ourself:

Stupid wage-slaves, your bosses were going to work you 'til you were in your graves, but now they've found out how to make proles entirely redundant, so rather than dying from a heart attack at your desk, you'll be able to starve or freeze to death.

Meanwhile, here in the bunker, one of the winners got up about 1300 & has been watching tee vee, listening to music & dicking about on the Interfestation, while still in the underwear in which he slept for eight or nine hrs., & a T-shirt. (Not paradise though: A bit nippy, so we're sporting our bathrobe too.) Chances of wearing more or doing anything before noon (At the very fucking earliest.) tomorrow: Zero, zip, nada, zilch, nil.

Ha ha. We don't blame you for hating us.

Today's Ignorant Prick

We'll outsource today's Biggest Asshole Award to Conor F. at The Daily Dish, where he provides a new one for a Big Peace hack.
I understand how a writer for a Web site filled daily with intellectually dishonest nonsense, written to advance a twisted, incoherent ideological agenda, would lose site of the fact that other people who call themselves journalists are engaged in work that rightly makes them proud. But the fact of the matter is that foreign reporting is poorly compensated, dangerous work that is of vital importance to our world, and seldom undertaken by anyone whose primary concern is ratings. How someone fails to grasp this while writing at what is ostensibly a foreign affairs Web site boggles the mind. If you're in journalism for the money, it's much easier to launch some hack Web sites where ideologues flatter the prejudices of fellow travelers by slapping up links to stories reported by real journalists, and then publishing people who insult those same professionals, implying their work has no more value than recreational mountain climbing. So Schweitzer disparages these journalists in Egypt while his boss, who owes his fortune to curating their work, roller skates around a parking lot confronting liberals.

Ranking Factoids

A list
This entry gives an estimate from the US Bureau of the Census based on statistics from population censuses, vital statistics registration systems, or sample surveys pertaining to the recent past and on assumptions about future trends. The total population presents one overall measure of the potential impact of the country on the world and within its region.
that has provided literally minutes of amusement & not-uninteresting information to the Just Another Blog &c.,™ staff. Via, as ignorant as we were concerning Ethiopia, mon.

Also did not know the CIA's count was up to 238 countries, autonomous political units, or whatever the hell they are. The U.N. only has 192 member tribes.

And, confounded that the Census Bureau claimed 308,000,000 sheep, while the CIA (using "an estimate from the US Bureau of the Census") figured 310,000,000 as of July 2010.
Either way, we're No. 3!!

Bog Rolling

Hey, Skip, stop burning electrons like that!
Fucking shit, how can we link to a web log smaller than this? Does such a thing even exist? (What does "smaller" even mean? Most of the crap we read works out to be the size of our monitor, depending on the amount of advertising [WHORES!!] in the side-bars. If it's by readership, no way in hell will we research who might be receiving fewer visits than we are; talk about depressing!)

Also why not to: Try to do someone a favor & all of a sudden it's "Oh, 'smaller than you,' are we? Yada yada." All of our readers from known cybersnarkspace are well aware of whatever crap we'd recommend anyway. Few of the (often international) pervs looking for the celebrity nudie shots we ran in the '00s will give a shit.

Wow, we've almost talked ourself out of this.
  1. Reads 'Em So You Needn't: green eagle.
  2. TL;DR, Posts Daily & Also Reads 'Em: Just Above Sunset
  3. Inspirational: Murder/Suicide
  4. This Version Is All Videos, All The Time: RedTory v. 3.0.2
  5. Current News & Events w/ Commentary: WELCOME TO THE NOW
Five already! Strictly random, by the way; we chose the first five (i.e., most recently posted) "deserving" sites on the local & not rolls.

Equally deserving, but not as obsessive:
  1. BTC News. Personal acquaintance from meatspace.
  2. bjkeefe. Only web logger who's emailed concerning his listing on the roll. We suspected he was going to ask to be taken the fuck off when we read the header; turned out he was just polite.
  3. BUTTERMILK SKY. "angry loner (non-violent)"
Fuck it, it's all two mos. or more since the last posting for the rest of 'em.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Plus Ça ...

Not to worry:


U.S. Shadow War Will Go On,
Whoever Runs Yemen

Status Up-Date

Currently not giving a shit about anything or anybody. Which is hardly breaking news.

Raw Video: No Fascist Editing

Dragging bodies at (0:53):

Newly Thin People To Riot More

UN food price index up 3.4% from December, the highest level since the organisation started measuring food prices in 1990
World food prices surged to a fresh record high in January for the seventh consecutive month.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation in Rome said its food price index averaged 230.7 points last month and was up 3.4% from December, marking the highest level since the organisation started measuring food prices in 1990. It topped the high of 224.1 hit in June 2008.
All food commodity prices showed strong gains last month, except meat, which remained unchanged.
"The new figures clearly show that the upward pressure on world food prices is not abating," said FAO economist and grains expert Abdolreza Abbassian. "These high prices are likely to persist in the months to come. High food prices are of major concern especially for low-income food deficit countries that may face problems in financing food imports and for poor households which spend a large share of their income on food."
He added: "The only encouraging factor so far stems from a number of countries, where – due to good harvests – domestic prices of some of the food staples remain low compared to world prices."
Cereal prices were up 3% from December and the highest since July 2008, but still 11% below their peak in April 2008. The recent rises in wheat prices are one factor that triggered the growing unrest in Egypt, and the recent protests in Tunisia. Egypt is the world's largest wheat importer.
Oil and oil seeds costs rose 5.6%, close to the June 2008 record level, while dairy prices gained 6.2% from December and sugar prices were 5.4% higher.
By contrast, meat prices were steady as falling meat prices in Europe, caused by a drop in consumer confidence following recent feed contamination scandals, were offset by a slight increase in export prices from Brazil and the US.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/feb/03/food-prices-new-record-high

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Power Of The New Media

We told them (two items) below that they'd better get cracking!

And now bodies are being dragged from the square. The devil-box is mightier than the sword. Or the AK-47.

Role Models

So, how long before Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller goes News of the World & starts w/ bare-nipple shots of attractive nobodies? Judging from this exhibition, two wks.? A mo.?

Is this the sort of thing Tucker likes his daughters to see? Probably. They'll need ideas on how to support themselves after Bow-Tie Daddy blows through the load of venture capital he stole for TheDC. And this seems just the sort of thing that reactionary women would get into, doesn't it?

What Have They Done To The Earth?

Cyclone Hits Queensland With 181 mph winds 
Residents described "tree tops being shredded by winds that roared like jet engines." 
Read original story in BBC | Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011

Midwest Buried By Record-Breaking Blizzard
As Chicago starts to dig out from under almost two feet of snow, the storm moves toward the northeast, coating New England in ice.
Read original story in CNN | Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011


And when will the Egyptians start some actual fighting, rather than aimlessly milling about in the streets? We'll give the chicken-shits until their Friday after prayer aimless milling, at which time, if there isn't enough bloodshed, destruction & anarchy happening, we'll be giving our travel agent a call & heading out for some revolutionary action ourself. "Don't make us come over there, you will be sorry."

What we mean is, "Somebody, somewhere, do something to relieve the non-stop fascism of dullness & idiocy under which we suffer!"

And no, you fucking sheep, seeing a groundhog or two rudely awakened (Stop torturing the animals!!) does not relieve the stress of boredom.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

HAWT!!

Be still, our beating, throbbing, pulsating heart.

Daily Biggest Asshole(s)

Enjoy at (5:41) where these two brainiacs try to decide which is worse, the jihadists, the communist/socialist movement, or BOTH COMBINED!!We can only hope that the entire Mediterranean Basin is soon enveloped in flames & Red Muslims, but nothing that much fun ever happens.

We Sympathize, But
We Just Can't Empathize

BLIZZARDWATCH 2011!

Current L.A. temp.: 63°F (17.2222°C, for those who've forgotten the old ways) under clear & sunny skies.

Geography Lesson: Glenn Beck Explains It All For You

Tea Bagging logic applied to international affairs.Seen here.Holy shit! Not a Commie Caliphate! No!

Mubarak Will Not Step Down: Assassination Now On The Table

Well, what other interpretation is there following Mubarak's pre-recorded statement? Get to work, Egyptian brothers & sisters in revolution!

Soul Train To Hell

Monday, January 31, 2011

Kill For Peace

"She seemed like a very well-adjusted person. ... She spent years in the military [and] as the wife of a career officer," friend Jan Graham told AOL News.

Schenecker, 50, of suburban Tampa, Fla., was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of her son, Beau, 13, and her daughter, Calyx, 16. Tampa police said she confessed to the killings.
Really? Anyone who commits state-sanctioned murder, or aids & abets therein can be considered "well-adjusted?" Maybe being a killer-for-hire, or enabling such killers, is perfectly respectable now. Might explain a lot about this blood-soaked nation.

Pretty Much* Today's Biggest Biblically-Defined Asshole

We can not fucking wait until do what thou wilt does become the whole of the law. Because there will be bodies. For example,
Franklin has been in the Georgia House of Representatives since 1996, and his Facebook profile describes him as "the most conservative member of the Georgia General Assembly."

"Representative Franklin has been called 'the conscience of the Republican Caucus"' because he believes that civil government should return to its biblically and constitutionally defined role," his House website states.
this guy needs to be run over by an eight-yr. old whose little legs can't quite reach the brake pedal, if only to keep irony on life support.
ATLANTA -- A state lawmaker from Marietta is sponsoring a bill that seeks to do away with Georgia driver's licenses.

State Rep. Bobby Franklin, R-Marietta, has filed House Bill 7, calling it the "Right to Travel Act."

In his bill, Franklin states, "Free people have a common law and constitutional right to travel on the roads and highways that are provided by their government for that purpose. Licensing of drivers cannot be required of free people, because taking on the restrictions of a license requires the surrender of an inalienable right."

Franklin told CBS Atlanta News that driver's licenses are a throw back to oppressive times. “Agents of the state demanding your papers," he said. "We’re getting that way here.”

CBS Atlanta's Rebekka Schramm asked Franklin, “How are we going to keep up with who’s who and who’s on the roads and who’s not supposed to be on the roads?”

“That’s a great question," Franklin said. "And I would have to answer that with a question, ‘Why do you need to know who’s who?’”

“What about 12-14-year-olds who want to drive? What would stop them?" Schramm asked.

“Well, what’s stopping them now anyway?” Franklin answered.
Rep. Bobby, as seen at his site, is a double threat:
A graduate of Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, Representative Franklin earned a degree in both Biblical Studies and Business Administration. Bobby is an active member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church.
*We didn't look so hard.

First Ape In Space

On 31 January 1961, Dittmer dressed Ham in a nappy, [To poop boldly where no chimp has pooped before! — M.B.] waterproof pants and a spacesuit, fitted him with sensors to monitor his heart rate, breathing and body temperature and sealed him into the capsule of the 25-metre-long Mercury-Redstone 2 spacecraft. During Ham's 16-minute ordeal, he experienced some crushing forces on take-off and re-entry and weightlessness for more six minutes. But apart from his evident terror, he seemed otherwise unharmed. He'd beaten Gagarin into space by a clear 10 weeks.
Afterwards, Ham retired to the US National Zoo in Washington DC. There, he enjoyed a celebrity lifestyle, pampered by keepers, receiving mail from adoring fans and answering some of it with his fingerprinted autograph. In 1980 and vastly overweight, Ham moved to North Carolina Zoo, where he died in 1983.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

EXTERIORS

(Version)

Sepia World

It being many paragraphs, w/ words & punctuation too, you needn't read it, but it's an interesting enough (to us, as a California-type) item comparing forgotten Frémont & present-day Palin.

Does Palin-free mo. really start Tues.?

Support The Troops

The Super Bowl is upon us. An inoculation against the forthcoming media circus.
At a certain point, we are -- in part -- defined by this tendency. That America endorses the NFL's pain party starts to say something about the country. Such as: American culture is replete with couch-jockeys who feel more masculine for having watched other people destroy themseves. Or: American culture is fine with perpetuating a system of destruction, so long as a few, mostly poor people are involved. In many ways, our attitudes towards fetishized athletes mirror our attitudes towards those glorious troops whom we only support with platitudes. This is not good.

I've heard the counter arguments. Yes, football players choose their lot. Yes, they have agency. But really, what does it say about us -- that this is the lot we most often choose? Are we a nation so insecure, so stupid, as to wholly embrace a sport of gladitorial violence?

(I can already hear friends, calling me a "pussy" for possibly caring.)
Previously.