Monday, December 12, 2011

Two Franks On Love

Compare & contrast:No idea who the people in the intro & outro are.

M. B.'s Phrase Of The Wk.

Representative Bachmann channels George "Not a dime's worth of difference" Wallace at (2:07).But the phrase of the wk. (5:46ish, do listen to the end) is "big government frugal socialist wing of the party." And yes, she means the Republican Party.

It's the John Birch Society's world. We just live in it.

ADDED EXTRA UPDATE (2150PST, same date): Tucker Carlson's drunken interns cut it up good.From (1:23); also, she says she's a man. (Which we'd noticed, & now that we have it isolated, why not?)

Were At This Gig

Spoken Word

Muslin Cover-Up

Having wallowed in the poor bastard (not to mention the recording industry exec victim clinging to life) who lost it in Hollywood recently, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention Paranoid Pamela Geller's reaction. (Even though "the enemy" didn't mention it. Her bold.)
What is most disturbing about this story, apart from the obvious horror, is that not one news account reported what one witness said the shooter was screaming: "allahu akbar." Not one news account. The media is the enemy.
And the police? They didn't hear it? Or mention it? Everyone's the enemy!
Check out the video here. One of the witnesses states that the shooter was repeatedly shouting "allahu akbar" at minute 2:42. This video is on the bottom right of the LA Times new story, but they don't mention it in their coverage -- neither does Reuters, CBS news, The Hollywood Reporter, KFAI [sic], or any of the other news reports. I expect that this video will be removed or edited.
Well, it's still right there, unedited, in the middle of the three videos.
Not embeddable, but available at KTLA, &, as promised, around (2:42) eyewitness April Manlo claims the attempted murderer shouted "Allahu Akbar." None of the other witnesses mention it. We can therefore conclude they were all in on the cover-up as well, because we know how accurate eyewitness testimony is. Let alone the accuracy of some guy squawking on the telly, who's hardly under oath.

And most of the rightist blog-o-sphere must have been in on the cover-up as well, except for Pamela's two boyfriends, Jim & Robert:
Gotta love the "major media didn't report this!!" angle. Sure, we're just a cow-town out here. The Tribune Co.'s tee vee station is not major, or even media, really.

And another paranoid weighs in:
Uploaded by on Dec 10, 2011
Hat tip: Blazing Cat Fur.

Evidently Filipinos can't be trusted when they hear "Allahu Ackbar!", because KTLA erased this eyewitness interview from their report later in the day.
Odd that in all this footage, including the guy interacting w/ the shooter, only Mr. Manlo mentions "Allahu Akbar!" Indeed, the shooter doesn't bother to mention it when he's on camera. Oh, right, cover-up. Even 'though the interview hasn't been erased. We keep forgetting.

"Kali Dreams"

Sunset & Vine shooter identified as 26-yr. old Tyler Brehm.
A Facebook member by the name of Tyler Brehm is listed as living in Hollywood and being from Carlisle, Penn.

On Tuesday, the site lists him as switching his status from “in a relationship” to “single."

The Facebook page has a photo album titled “Cali Dreams” apparently of a trip he took to California in 2009. He’d recently changed his hometown to Carlisle and listed his place of residence as Hollywood.
Which is grimmer, being sucked in by Hollywood & going out suicide-by-police style, or having your existence summed up by your Facebook activity?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Moonlight On ...

Stolen from.

We Tried

About the best we could do. Taken at 0527PST.
What we had to work w/. 0525PST

In Celebration

High-brow stuff:A perpetual personal fave:Relevant to our currently teary as-all-fuck peepers (Pardon any typos, OK?) & swell pop music:

BDS

In a Scrooge mood or not, this one does warm the cockles of our alleged heart.Someone who gives a shit should determine the exact percentage of 'Murkin pop music that is Xmas/holiday based. Then they can work on why in hell any such significant percentage exists.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Still Suffering

Floozies in The Lobby

Contrastingly

Hollywood Suicide By Cop

Yes, that is the Kinkos, then FedExKinkos, now FedEx Office, where this reporter last held a job.And no, we were sleeping the sleep of the righteous at 1019.

Interesting that the gunman seems to have aimed & fired more at cars than people. It can be hard to tell the difference around here. (Right now, for example, we're pretty sure we're a 1965 Buick Skylark.)

Pretty Much Fer D00des Only

Cuz dames mostly have more sense than to be fascinated by such dangerous, wasteful activity. But the length to which your gov't. will go just to snoop is pretty amazing, isn't it?Some context:
What many people don’t realize is that U-2s were actually flown off aircraft carriers in the 1960s. Yup, modified U-2s took off and landed from the carriers USS Ranger and USS America between 1964 and 1969. These weren’t just test flights to see if you could land a jet the size of a U-2 on a ship. U-2Gs and U-2Rs flew actual recon missions from the two carriers.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Injury Report

It's always something: Managed to poke ourself in one of our eyes, not w/ a fork* but w/ the corner of a bookmark, resulting in an abraded cornea & pain in the ass from a trip to the Ruth & Harry Roman Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where the celebrated go to die.

As the hydrocodone-acetaminophen is having no effect on the pain & we'll be attempting to put drops & ribbons of goo in said peeper, which, by the fucking way, has been exuding fluid as if there were no tomorrow since we poked ourself (How long will that US$2.16 box of tissues last, we wonder.) don't count on much activity here. Sure, we may be just fine after a good night's sleep (Estimated time of healing: Two days.) but one never knows.
*Fork in your mind, drive you insane!

Why You Can't Bail Out Of Your Flying Car W/ Your Jet-Pack

All we got in the second half of the 20th century were some improvements on one of those inventions — the computer — with the personal computer, the Internet and the iPhone. (Boomers were more focused on acid trips than space trips and dropped the ball on the hard work of pushing scientific progress forward.)
— Ann Coulter, in The DC.

Cartoon Break

Monza By The Streetlight

YouTube comment for above: "This song is heavy as hell for 1966."
♪"... liars & cheaters & people like you ..."♬

Thursday, December 8, 2011

♫Cheesy Cheesy♬

The revolting Velveeta® details. If that's his real name.

... And?

Now that you mention it, we are confused. Is it Thursday already? Which cup of coffee is this, & so on.

Last Late One

At the end of this year, with too few members left to maintain an organization, the Pearl Harbor Survivor Association will disband. Back in 1958, the group had 28,000 members; now, The New York Times reports, there [are] 2,700 left, most of whom are in their 90s and cannot actively participate in the group. Soon our only access will be through historians and the documentation they rely on, such as the images gathered below, now preserved by the National Archives.

That About Which ...

Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers
in rock hall of fame

So fucking what.

Added Visual Aid

As mentioned/linked.
1) Dorris Miller was a mess attendant on the U.S.S. West Virginia when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7th of 1941. Though Miller served his time as a cook, he proved his bravery by aiding fellow wounded soldierssailors. Miller carried his shipmates to safety while Japanese bombs killed hundreds of soldierssailors on board. Miller also manned a 50-caliber anti-aircraft machine gun until it ran out of ammunition and he had to abandon ship. The military awarded his bravery with the Naval Cross.
(Our corrections above. — Militarism Ed.)
Admiral Nimitz awarding the Navy Cross medal to
Cook Third Class Doris Miller aboard the USS West Virginia.
From.

Hippies!

"Get Off Our Lawn" Campaign
Succeeding In County

*California has 58 counties. County population totals range from 1,109 persons in Alpine, the least populated county, to over 9.8 million persons in Los Angeles, the state's most populous county.

*The state’s nine largest counties, Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Clara, Alameda, Sacramento and Contra Costa each have over one million residents. They are home to 70 percent of Californians.

*Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and San Bernardino counties posted the highest numeric population gains and account for over half of the state's growth. Growth in these counties was primarily due to natural increase. Los Angeles County experienced net out-migration.

*Most counties gained population but 18 counties experienced population decline.

*Like the state, two-thirds of the counties experienced net out-migration (more people moving out of the county than moving in).
As excerpted. Now shoo!

Wretched Excess

One of the perks of celebrating the holidays near the Pacific are the spectacular holiday boat parades. Vessels adorned with festive decor, twinkling lights, holiday tunes and costumed carolers cruise harbors and channels, summoning holiday spirit and merry competition. The annual sea traditions are free for viewers, except for the cost (and joy) of parking.

We've corralled 7 for you to check out this month, and it looks like Saturday, December 10 is the day of the boat parade.
Keep flaunting it, richies!

Next year, torpedoes.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Infamous Links

Forgotten crimes, forgotten Americans.

WATB Round-Up

Hoftstadter, cherry-picked by a guy at Salon, meaning he draws from more than The Paranoid Style.

Greatest Revelation: The newly paranoid right does hate America, as has been suspected for some time. (Some time around 1954, to be specific.)
The notion that paranoid movements were activated not by negotiable interests but by “fundamental fears and hatreds” was a more general and abstract version of the argument Hofstadter had made in an essay he wrote 10 years earlier, “The Pseudo-Conservative Revolt – 1954.” Hofstadter opened that essay by arguing that the new far-right dissenters were not in fact conservatives at all. “[A]lthough they believe themselves to be conservatives and usually employ the rhetoric of conservatism, [they] show signs of serious and restless dissatisfaction with American life, traditions and institutions. They have little in common with the temperate and compromising spirit of true conservatism in the classical sense of the word … their political reactions express rather a profound if largely unconscious hatred of our society and its ways – a hatred which one would hesitate to impute to them if one did not have suggestive evidence both from clinical techniques and from their own modes of expression.”
And then it goes on & on & on, but read it anyway. Minutes of amusement; few things are better than seeing one's despicable enemies demolished through dime-store psychology.

A Box Of Ugly Plastic Things

"Murder & destruction scream the toys in every store."

More On The End Of The Human World

Difficult as it is to hold the wind, we suspect your species will kill itself over the more-easily-commodifiable water. Punchy final paragraph:
We know at least one big thing about how this particular tragedy will turn out: the so-called civilization of the Southwest will not survive the present century, not at its present scale anyway. The question yet to be answered is how much it will have to shrink, and at what cost. Stay tuned. It will be one of the greatest, if grimmest, shows on Earth.
Perhaps not as grim for those who don't occupy this great emptiness. Even we may not be here in 80 or 90 yrs.

70th Anniversary

Inspired by JennofArk, we found more on the Santa shit theme.People died at Pearl Harbor so Yankees could buy crap like this in vain attempts to compensate for the emptiness of their miserable lives? Fuck, bet those guys moldering in the hull of the Arizona are really sorry they're dead now.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rich School/Why Fake It?

45 yrs.+ later & this country still sucks. (Not that any place else is much fucking better.)

As B/4, Dillinger

Here, Learn Something Useful

Oh, great, didn't notice the "RIP" in the tweet. Should have known, really. Not too long ago:Hell, we remember seeing James Cotton back in the '60s, when he (& we) could still stand up.

And at last, something not shot by some pinhead using an iScrod equipped w/ a mike the size of the head of a pin.We don't always like using the "Morbidity Report" label.

Brainiac

Newton Leroy Gingrich, Defense Genius or Military Moron?
Either way, the photo's funny.
Click, read & decide.

Items We Never Finished Reading

After the anti-intellectualism of George W. Bush, Palin, and Perry, Republicans are showing a preference for a presidential candidate of substance by embracing Gingrich and Romney.

Sweet. Blood. Of. Jeee-zisss ...

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday Music: D³

Not D3:
D is for disco decadence,death,
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - Waiting For The D Train by Yoko Ono
“'Waiting for the D Train' - D stands for death, so the thing is you’re waiting for death in a way. And while you’re waiting for death, a lot of things go on in your life. Separations or pain or some beautiful joy, all this stuff happens. And then in the end [of the album is] the song called “Higa Noboru,” which means “The Sun is Rising.” After the D Train, The Sun Is Down. And then the sun is rising, and I’m saying “I’m still alive.” It’s going into the new era, a new age. We’re gonna go to a new age together. That’s what it means.
Oooooo-kay.

And The Dead:

Fun W/ 'Phones

We miss good sound: One signal, by wire, w/ clarity & comprehension for all. No more in the age of cordless, wireless & Bluetooth digital whatnot: Expect to sound as if you're underwater in all your vital, just-couldn't-wait-till-you-got-home communications for the next few yrs.
And don't get us started on today's manners!
Anyway, a look at one schmuck's collection of Bell System 'phones of the previous century.
On the left, a 1947 prototype pushbutton phone which recently sold on eBay for $17,999.99.
On the right, a clear plastic version of the 302 model. From this model on,
Western Electric manufactured limited editions of most of their models in clear plastic.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Giant Art Rock Up-Date

Seasonal

Ho ho ho, sailor.
Think her toes are cold?

130 & Fading Fast

Neither price nor page count indicated, but a front page over 50% adverts is good.
Make book on it: We won't be blowing US$2.00 on today's edition for the privilege of sorting through a lb. & a half of lithographed advertising & yesterday's news.Too obvious?

Wrong Side Of The Tracks

Saturday, December 3, 2011

"Somewhere Swirling in There"

Chee-zis Louise. Pompous Windbag, Dictionary Definition thereof:
Washington Monument, Newton Leroy Gingrich & Callista Bisek Gingrich
Newt Gingrich — flush with pride over new polls showing his left-for-dead candidacy now leading the pack — is letting his healthy ego roam free again, littering the campaign trail with grand pronouncements about his celebrity, his significance in political history and his ability to transform America.

“I helped lead the effort to defeat communism in the Congress,” Gingrich said this week on Sean Hannity’s show

“I’m going to be the nominee,” he informed ABC News while in Iowa.

“I was charging $60,000 a speech and the number of speeches was going up, not down,” Gingrich said in South Carolina, explaining why he didn’t actually need his consulting fee from Freddie Mac. “Normally, celebrities leave and they gradually sell fewer speeches every year. We were selling more.”

“The degree to which I challenge the establishment and the degree to which I’m willing to follow ideas and solutions to their natural consequence without regard to Republican or Democratic political correctness makes me probably the most experienced outsider in modern times,” he told Radio Iowa.

Even descriptions of his wife Callista fall prey to aggrandizement: “She actually describes herself as being a cross between Nancy Reagan and Laura Bush with just a slight bit of Jackie Kennedy tossed in and I think there is, somewhere swirling in there, the model Callista would like to live up to.”
We suppose the Friends of Newt can chalk this up to POLITICO's well-known leftist bias & the baseless assertion that The Left is most scared of a Gingrich-Obama debate (PLEASE DO NOT THROW US IN THE BRIAR PATCH!) but what the hell?
Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond dismissed criticism about the speaker’s self-regard, saying his boss is speaking the truth about the nation’s problems.

Newt Gingrich has been against the status quo in Washington since he first arrived from Georgia,” Hammond said. “Many times he’s the first to point out a dumb idea and say, ‘here’s how to fix it.’ And in many cases, he uses the words ‘dumb idea.’ “
Bonus peep at GOP strategy:
“Yes, ‘Bad Newt’ is emerging again,” said GOP strategist Alex Castellanos. “He refers to himself as a celebrity, when voters despise Washington’s arrogance and he knows that was one of McCain’s most effective assaults against Obama. He dismisses charges of corruption by telling us he’s too successful* to be tempted, when he’s just seen what happened when Rick Perry declared he was “insulted” by charges that he could be bought for only $5,000.”
Arrogant indeed. That any of the Republican candidates think they're qualified even to run for the Presidency is arrogant beyond belief. As is their condemning Washington from their Washington homes & offices.
But, he added, “So what? The rule in politics is that if you tell voters what they already know, they remain where they already are. You have to give voters new information to change how they react to candidates. We already know ‘Bad Newt’ is undisciplined, even, reckless and has an inflated sense of self-worth. And Gingrich is leading in Iowa. A lot of ‘Bad Newt’ is already built into the front-runner’s stock price.”

The options for conservatives, Castellanos added, are dwindling.
Horse racing now, but who sees any of the remaining clowns emerging from the dust & making a comeback? There can't possibly be a swell of Santorum can there?
*How'd he make all that money again?

Mind Train

Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - Mind Train by Yoko Ono

Har Har Har

And now, the story behind the story ...

Gingrich Round-Up

Christian Leaders in Government? What's wrong w/ the hypocrites & fools in government now?

Friday, December 2, 2011

More Of The Same Old On & On

Why Republicans Embrace Simpletons and How it Hurts America

Of course you're going to click (It's all good, you should.) & no we won't be arsed to pull anything.

Visual Aid

Never get caught w/o a fill light.
Photo: Melina Mara/The WaPo
As spotted.

Same Old &c., Etcetera

Yeah, so why even bother? Read it or ...

Xmas Cheer & Info

Windsor Canadian

Animation for fans of comic book covers.
Looks like a lot of work. You'd need a drink when you got through.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pissing Off The Liberals, Again

We figure Tucker Carlson's TheDC is running gun reviews (as well as Top Ten Gun lists, misty-eyed tributes to retro/vintage weapons & other manly penis-related stuff) because they're desperate for money & being paid for "advertorials,"* or they're just desperate for attention & hoping that a leftist gun-hater will take the bait &, in a fit of pissed-off liberal rage, complain that TheDC dared to piss them off.

Or, as they started promptly 15 November 2011, it's just Commercial Xmas fun. Who doesn't want a gun or three under the tree? We know we sure as hell do. (Our Fifth Amendment at Work: The exact reasons we'd like a weapon or five have gone wisely unmentioned, on advice of a legal consultant.)

A blade or two would be sweet, while you're playing Santa.

Don't let them take away your knife rights either. You know how the conservative mind works. Lives in fear, but because of all the free-marketin' & rugged, socialized welfare medicine-hatin' self-reliant exceptionalism that the universities, Hollywood & Barack Obama will never be able to stop, there is an inner John Wayne/Incredible Hulk waiting to happen inside every real American:
Operating a motor vehicle is a daily occurrence for most of us. Regardless of your destination—work, favorite hunting stand, range, grocery store or to pick up the kids—statistically, the more time spent behind the wheel the greater the chance of being involved in, or coming upon, an accident. Under most circumstances the care of those involved should be left to state-certified first responders, but when faced with fire or water submersion, immediate extrication may be required to save a life. The Benchmade Emergency Response Tool (ERT-1) was designed for these situations.
Or, you might just have to cut a bitch.

*Yes, the NRA's greasy prints are obviously all over it. Work w/ us here, people.

What's This Have To Do W/ Jesus?

Leave our Solstice Fest the hell out of your Commercial Xmas, appropriators!
That star inside a crescent sort of thingie look in any way Islamic to you?

Just Keep Shopping

Brutish & Short Plug

A link from a bigger (Ha ha.) operation, 'cause these poor saps need help, & because it mentions someone dear to us.
I suppose we learned the hard way that the blogosphere of 2011 isn’t anything at all like the blogosphere of 2003 or 2004. There is no place for advancement without institutional backing. Getting links from other blogs just doesn’t happen, because the voices are all entrenched, and they all just link to one another all the time. Scott Lemieux said this about that, sez John Cole, and I’m all like, “No shit, I read that blog, too.” And while it’s fun to stay current, I pretty frequently feel like I’m stuck in an echo chamber.

(But then, hell, the most obscure blog I read is M. Bouffant’s, and he’s bigger than we are.* I’m a victim of the fallacy I seek to correct, too, buddy. I get it. I’m complaining here, not absolving myself of guilt.)
And congrats on being noticed by one of Sullivan's nameless & faceless flunkies, & reaping the rewards thereof.

*A) How is "bigger" defined here?

B) And if so, let's not get personal, gym-goer.

Survey Shows

Dullness Report:

Glendale is boring. Or at least that’s what more than a year of market research indicates.

Consultants hired to develop a new brand strategy for the city unveiled their findings Tuesday at City Hall, saying most people think of Glendale as the boring city between Burbank and Pasadena.
They didn't ask us, but we'd have said while we weren't sure if it was Glendale between Burbank & Pasadena or Burbank between Glendale & Pasadena, all three were terminally dull.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Neon (Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City)

Ann Coulter Types!

Yes, Ann Coulter. That's right, she's still alive. No, really.
Look, lemme e-mail you her latest column. It'll be appearing in Tucker Carlson's The Daily Caller. Yes, yes, they're still around. They've got Mickey Kaus, now too, y'know. But check out Coulter:
These women are like triple-A ball players with the stats being: number of bankruptcies, smallest bank account, number of liens, most false claims, number of children out of wedlock, degrees of separation from David Axelrod, total trips to human resources and so on.

That wouldn’t be dispositive — except for the fact that their only evidence is their word.

But this is how liberals dirty you up when they’ve got nothing: They launch a series of false accusations, knowing that Americans with busy lives won’t follow each story to the end and notice that they were all blind alleys.

The liberal media is an old story, but it’s still a big story when it comes to creating the impression of scandal out of thin air.

Most people say, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” I say, “Where there’s smoke around a conservative, there are journalists furiously rubbing two sticks together.”

Ann Coulter is a political commentator and writer.
We just want to note that the two identified harrassees (not the apparent volunteer, about whose politics we haven't heard or cared) are hardly "liberal," or "the left."
Allred described her client as a "registered Republican," though Bialek does not have an active voter card in Illinois, election officials said. The state does not allow voters to register by party, but records show she pulled a GOP ballot in the 2008 primary.
She also has not been particularly active politically. National Public Radio reported that she is a registered Republican and views herself as an independent. According to Federal Election Commission records, she has given a single political contribution in recent years: $250 to the Democratic National Committee. Kraushaar also gave modest amounts to Republican candidates.

Her husband, Kevin Kraushaar, a lawyer and lobbyist, has been a more prolific donor, giving money to both Democratic and Republican candidates, including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. during his 2008 presidential bid.
Raging, wild-eyed moderates, we'd say! If that's proof of liberalism, this reporter is two progressives, an anarchist, & a Trotskyite!

NYPD ARMY OF ONE

We now assume that Mayor Bloomberg won't be running for a fourth term beyond his current quasi-legal third term, because it looks as if the quaint concept of democracy is dead in New York: There probably won't be any more elections.
Last night, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During the MIT speech, he explained why he didn’t want to run for president, which included boasting of having his own army in the NYPD. “I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world. I have my own State Department, much to Foggy Bottom’s annoyance. We have the United Nations in New York, and so we have an entree into the diplomatic world that Washington does not have,” said Bloomberg. (HT: @resnikoff)
We'd type that it takes some measure of intestinal fortitude for the sawed-off little prick to make such a bold declaration of his fascism, but if you have "the seventh-biggest army in the world" backing you, we suppose you can get away w/ just about anything.

AND MORE:
At first, Mayor Bloomberg sounded he was outlining why three terms as mayor was enough experience in public office for him, but he quickly switched gears and began characterizing City Hall as the perfect preparation for the White House because it allowed him to buck the Beltway establishment get real on-the-ground knowledge.

“I don’t listen to Washington very much, which is something they’re not thrillled about,” Mayor Bloomberg said. “We have every kind of people from every part of the world and every kind of problem.”

Mayor Bloomberg explained that, unlike Washington politicians, mayors are people of action.

“The difference between my level of government and other levels of government is that action takes place at the city level,” Mayor Bloomberg said. “The cities and mayors are where you deal with crime, you deal with real immigration problems, you deal with health problems, you deal with picking up the garbage.”
Someone put him out of his misery. Please.

Metal Mechanical Music

DANGER!
The AFofM speaks:
Joseph N. Weber, president of the American Federation of Musicians, said in the March 1931 issue of Modern Mechanix,
The time is coming fast when the only living thing around a motion picture house will be the person who sells you your ticket. Everything else will be mechanical. Canned drama, canned music, canned vaudeville. We think the public will tire of mechanical music and will want the real thing. We are not against scientific development of any kind, but it must not come at the expense of art. We are not opposing industrial progress. We are not even opposing mechanical music except where it is used as a profiteering instrument for artistic debasement.
The campaign to keep “real” music and “real” art in theaters was vicious. The robot represented everything that was artificial and threatening to the establishment of musicians who played live music. The campaign called out for the public to join in the fight. They were to save the art of music from “debasement.”

An advertisement in the June 5, 1930, Bradford Era of Bradford, Pa., decried the Hollywood movie machine that an established industry is now trying to protect: “300 musicians in Hollywood supply all the ‘music’ offered in thousands of theatres. Can such a tiny reservoir of talent nurture artistic progress?” The irony, of course, is that today the music industry is battling to protect recorded music. Protectionist policies to save the old business models of newspapers, movies, and recorded music mimic those of history.
So it goes.
Magnus, Robot Fighter?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

On The Road Again

Thanksgiving Sunday, 27 November 2011.

Peanut

Detail, Different Decoration:
Tribute to democracy: Available for the mass market as well.

Herman Cain's 15 Mins. Of Fame
Did Not End Well

Hope the FOXNews gig works out for him.

This'll Get The Economy Rolling

Prepare for hats on everyone, everywhere & at all times.
Jazz Age nostalgia? We are especially concerned by the flapper-style numbers (w/ the bows) as we are not convinced that all the ladies ("& some of you boys") look good in them.

Stick The Fork In Him

Over & done for Herman Cain if he is continuing to deny but wondering aloud how this will affect him, Herman Cain.
Republican presidential candidates Herman Cain (l.) & former Speaker
Newt Gingrich, CNN National Security debate, November 2011. In a recent poll
37 percent of Cain voters picked Gingrich as their back-up.
Jonathan Ernst/REUTERS
“This is cause for reassessment,” Mr. Cain said, according to one participant on the call who spoke on condition of anonymity. “During the summer we had to make some reassessments based on our financial situation. We were able to hang in there.”

Mr. Cain denied the accusations from the Atlanta woman, Ginger White. But he acknowledged that the latest report of sexual misconduct might be more difficult to overcome, considering that the first voting is set to take place in five weeks at the Iowa caucuses. He said that he had not lost his enthusiasm to run, but suggested it was a distraction that could be difficult to recover from.
We now await the number-crunching pundits advising us if the cheater/adulterer vote will automatically swing to Gingrich. We certainly hope no one else makes a play for that part of the GOP/TP base, as the less that is known about the sex lives of such as Ron Paul & Rick Santorum the better off this nation is.

One moment, please ... Yes, they're already weighing in. (Beaten by the XianSciMon! Sheesh.)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Chemtrails

Play spot the pigeon in the third & fourth pics. No, not the obvious one.