Sunday, March 11, 2012

Almost Sorry We Missed It

On the other hand: Sleep.

Same Old Shit, Newer Bag

Our illegitimate, socialist and Kenyan-born commander-in-chief.
Tomasz Kobosz
, from In These Times.
Goldwag underscores how the past serves as prologue. Again and again in The New Hate, he demonstrates how the theories, and the rhetoric spreading those theories, were devised decades and sometimes centuries earlier by previous generations of conspiracy-minded, history-twisting, racist, misogynistic, homophobic evangelicals. Since the internet spawned authoritative-sounding blogs and social media, the haters appear to have become better at reaching beyond the lunatic fringe. For example, right after Barack Obama’s election, Goldwag noticed the controversy over Obama’s birth certificate continued unabated. He wondered whether to add a paragraph about Birthers to a new edition of one of his previous books, but decided “that references to such a transitory political derangement might just as easily date” the book as update it. No one will remember the Birthers six months hence, he calculated – mistakenly.


Goldwag comes to realize that what stands out most about contemporary paranoids and conspiracists is, ironically, their lack of newness: “The most depressing thing about the demagogues who tirelessly exploit it – in pamphlets and books and partisan newspapers two centuries ago; on websites, electronic social networks, and 24-hour cable news today – is how much alike they all turn out to be.”
From a book review spotted at Newshoggers.

We Really Are Slipping

'Cause we forgot it's TIME TO FUCK!!And kill. The usual. Wrapping up the time theme, just once we'd like to open a malfunctioning electronic box & not find a dead insect
or other bug inside. At least we didn't have to reset the alarm, its tiny microprocessor having decided to change every second rather than every minute.

What Time Is It?

No idea. Were we all supposed to do this?
We're usually on top of this, but memory (or the mind itself, & what's the difference?) fades.

Money Where The Mouth Is

Purchased yesterday.
We told the woman who sold them to us to keep up the communist indoctrination.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

Must These Englishmen ...

A guy on the Internet quotes another guy on the Internet, & we pull a quote & link to it. We're only in it for the invective, of course, so here it is:
The British are now among the least self-disciplined people in the world: it is as though they had undergone a gestalt switch, so that what they previously decried they now honour, and vice versa. They are the fattest people in Europe: the characteristic smell of Britain is re-used fat. They treat the country as their personal rubbish tip — there is more litter here than anywhere else comparable — and they drink brutishly. They take more drugs than anyone else. They consume without discrimination and dress abominably because they have no self-respect or respect for others, an absence that is often evident in the way they work, no small matter in a service economy. They favour the uncouth over the refined and the stupid over the intelligent; their vulgarity, like their drunkenness, is not unselfconscious but militant. They mutilate rather than beautify themselves; they care for nothing except their odious entertainments, and their popular music is a paean to their hatred of life. They are individualistic without individualism. A consumer society without taste is a horrible thing to behold.
Come on America, they're beating us at our own game!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Head Covering Report

We've been noticing straw hats on the fashion forward both in local meat space & on André 3000 in this gawd-awful advertwhich is inevitably played louder than the programming/drivel it interrupts, thereby disturbing the zen-like meditative state we try to achieve when watching telebision. While the straw number may catch on (W/ the climate jerking us around, the hipster's felt fedora may soon be too hot & muggy for comfort in our soon-to-be tropic zone.) we're not as sure about the look Johnny Depp will be sporting in the upcoming Lone Ranger flick.
Armie Hammer as The Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp as his sidekick Tonto
It does make a statement. Unless that's a trained crow (A hallucination? Something?) rather than headgear.

M.B. Explains The ConspThry

Not us, this M.B., you trusting ninny.Who's afraid of women? 99¢ psychologists want to know. Possibly the caller, who doesn't seem to like women much, considering her insults. We'd think that w/ four marriages, no resulting spawn & a bottle of Viagra® w/ someone else's name on it, Limbaugh might be the one who's scared.Program note: You needn't watch the first one if you watch the second for about three minutes.

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Guilt By Association: Opus Dei

Turkey Neck Republic visits Santorum's sanctorum in the affluent wilds of Virginia. We doubt there are any smoking guns: While these people are disturbed, deluded, & just plain daffy they (more likely their leaders) are just cunning enough not to be caught w/ actual meat in their mouths.

Still, some icky details:
Even with his wife, Karen, now joining him on the campaign trail, several parishioners told me that the Santorums ensure that their children attend Mass almost daily by having other congregants drive them to St. Catherine.
Those poor yawning children. Which one(s) will be the psycho killer, or the casualty of self-medication?

Nice people, too, filled w/ Gawd's love & respect:
In the ’90s, the National Catholic Reporter reported that a St. Catherine priest was one of a group of conservatives who overran a meeting in Sterling, Virginia, hosted by liberal Catholics supporting female priests and altar servers. He did not become violent, but he did not discourage his compatriots as they cut microphone cords and pushed some of the meeting participants to the ground. A police officer told The Washington Post, “There was more noise and carrying on than I’ve ever heard in my life, especially in a church.”
Pathetically funny as well:
Brian Finnerty, a spokesperson for Opus Dei’s national office, said that men and women are separated because an evening of recollection is “intended as a prayer time, rather than as a social time, and this gets people away from possible distractions.” He added that it also allows priests and lay speakers to tailor their messages. “For men, we could offer advice like, when you get home from work and your wife asks, ‘How was your day?’ saying ‘Fine’ as you look up from the newspaper is not an adequate response. Things like that.”
We must assume these people have allowed their sexuality to be so repressed by wretched old men that being in the same room w/ a member of the opposite sex would make them lose control; therefore, sexual segregation, & reinforcement of "you are all evil sinners w/ base lusts" yada, followed by a few minutes of cutting to get things back under control. Also: "look up from the newspaper?" Really? (Always 1958 in their minds, isn't it? So imagine the retrograde messages tailored for the ladies. The skin crawls.) We think not. It's 2012: Hubby's looking at Catholic schoolgirl smut on the Internet, not reading the paper.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Paging Dr. Freud

"Entertainment" or obsession?We understand how radio works (Repetition. Few people listen to the full three hrs., so it's reuse & recycle.) but this truly flabbers our gast.


Like Pulling Teeth?

No, actually pulling teeth.
Disadvantage: Doesn't look so hot. (Note to self: Smile even less.)

Advantages: Now easier to chew, one less extraction (at US$160.00/tooth) to pay for, another drink.

Bookmark It, Libs!!

These should be played simultaneously.

Terrifying Terror Theatre

Authorities are working to determine if the message and the faux explosive was meant to "frighten its target or intended as a joke."
Ha ha. White powder in an envelope, or road flares, wire & anything that could pass for a timer duct-taped together & the average American can shut down anything for at least a few hrs. in this nation of scared fucking morons.Fuck. Really should've mixed the vocals higher.

Wanna Buy A Grunt
W/ A Third-Party Check?

LAObserved is on a roll, so we're helping ourself from their bag of goodies.
This came in yesterday, trying to capitalize on the Rush Limbaugh slut controversy and the right-talk host's loss of advertisers:

"Despite the public outrage, Brandon Wade, the founder & CEO of – the world’s largest sugar daddy and sugar baby dating website – announced his decision to advertise on the Rush Limbaugh Show for the first time...."
We're getting the impression that Limbaugh's show may end up replacing the adult ads on Craigslist.

[suddenly, following research] Oh damnit to all hell, beaten again, but we don't mind, for the phrase "douche-centered business model" alone.
these businesses have a douche-centered business model that really could benefit from reaching out directly to the angry misogynists that have kept Limbaugh's coffers flowing with illegal Viagra and Cuban cigars.
Essentially making Rush a, well ... pimp. As illustrated by sexist pig FZ.Hey, we're a little tipsy & we want to hear some tunes. Be happy we're sharing, rather than shutting you out as we usually do.

Sun & Yardarm

Hey, it's 1700PDT! Time for a drink? (We're not offering. Get your own!)

We'll take the lack of response as affirmative, which means we may or may not be back. This yr.

Thinking About The Subway

Hope royalties for this coverare going to Lester Chambers, who's been screwed just like the rest of us.

Cover Aversion

From the world of coffee table books copped from the world of the graphic novel, mostly Woodwork at which to gawk,
 These two did not make the cut for the Salon version.
'though we're not sure what to make of a claim that a "happy ending" is in sight for a guy who killed himself 30+ yrs. ago:
But his personal life was a drama verging on tragedy and culminating with his suicide in 1981. Only now, three decades later, is his story heading toward a happy ending, with a burst of renewed interest in his work.
And, bitching & moaning (which we always like to hear) about covers of Kirby books.
As I designer I know there were infinite possibilities, regardless of the rights issue, beyond a choice of a photo or Kirby art. With all due respect to Geoff Grogan I am hard pressed to understand why someone would opt for an imitation of the artist the book is about. Can you imagine a book on Matisse, Picasso or Pollock, or pretty much any “fine” artist with faux art on the cover? For me it represents that a serious take on comic artists and Kirby in particular still has a long way to go.
What were they thinking?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Is this the end of McArdle?
And with that, I'll say so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye.  Be nice to the guest bloggers.  I'll miss you all.
Is it too much to hope she'll fade away, never again to darken the pages of The Atlantic? It would be irresponsible not to speculate. (And not to cross one's fingers & knock on wood. While holding one's breath.)

Book-typing leave is a wonderful way of easing out a public embarrassment. Whichever of the guest-loggers gets the most hits or raises the biggest stench will get his/her (We'd guess her: Quite the sausage fest at The Atlantic's "Voices.") own by-line; perhaps the pretense of guest blogging under Megatron's picture will continue, but w/in mos., Jane Galt's easily-distracted claque will have latched on to a new diva/o. Then it will be safe to make the pursuing-other-interests (desperately trying to find a publisher) announcement, saving The Atlantic from the outraged squeals of the McAddled.

Pegging the irony meter, Outside The Beltway publisher Joyner's reaction shows how far inside that Beltway he really lives.
She moved to DC some years back for her job with The Economist, so we’ve actually met in person a few times. And we had her as a guest a couple of times on the late, lamented OTB Radio.

She’s always struck me as good humored and personable. For reasons I’ve never quite understood, Megan somehow became a source of tremendous antipathy some time after getting the big platform at The Atlantic. Despite what has always seemed a very civil and analytical tone, she’s apparently viewed in some circles as a combination of Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Michael Savage.
Should you visit, up-thumb Susan of Texas's comment.

We Rest Our Case

Bonus Quote of the Day

"If enough people were praying He would've intervened."

-- Pat Robertson, on the 700 Club, saying that people could have asked God to stop the deadly tornadoes that killed a dozen people in the Midwest.
Now, can Mediaite explain why it got so hissy about Mike Malloy?

Politics Of Personal Destruction

He's sorry. So sorry.If you haven't listened (It appears to be all over the Interfestation, so what's wrong w/ you?) you really should take the seven minutes. It's a tour de force. Or farce. Or fuck.

We hope legal eagles are already at work preparing the complaint. No jury that heard it could fail to award Sandra Fluke significant damages.

Wake Up Call

Sonuva bitch, is it SUPER Tuesday already?
And O.G. Republican Newton Leroy took Georgia?

Never Better Late

Practically our first item when we started this abortion
dealt w/ the punishment of bitter clingers by their imaginary god.
On Friday, liberal radio host Mike Malloy had harsh words for tornado victims, mocking the Christians who were affected by the storms that have killed dozens. “Their God … keeps smashing them into little grease spots on the pavement in Alabama, and Mississippi, and Arkansas, and Georgia, and Oklahoma,” Malloy angrily sniped. “You know, the Bible belt, where they ain’t gonna let no goddamned science get in the way, it says in the Bible, blah blah blah blah blah. So, according to their way of thinking, God with his omnipotent thumb reaches down here and so far tonight has smashed about 20 people into a grease spot on highway 12, or whatever the hell highway they live next to.”
And, whereas Sandra Fluke is not a slut (No false equivalency here!) there is no question those people turned into grease spots on the highway. So we're just haggling over the cause: Arbitrary natural activity, or the vengeful war god of the Hebrew-speakers that these losers still worship?

Watch Your Heads!

Just what these United Snakes need: Fat, stupid, doughnut-gobbling drones flying drones over our heads.
The police force of Montgomery County, Texas (north of Houston) was one of the first in the nation to own a drone.  It cost $300k, funded largely using grant money from the DHS (Department of Homeland Security).

While using it take pictures of its SWAT team using its armored personnel carrier (BearCat), it ran into problems.  The drone lost contact with the control module.  During it's emergency landing it crashed into the SWAT armored vehicle.

Thong Rind Andy, Over & Out

Alex Pareene sums up Andrew Breitbart:
The most modern thing about Breitbart was that he was so ridiculous, and so extreme, and yet taken more or less completely seriously by the mainstream press he claimed to despise. (This is in part because he was fun at parties.) Screaming — literally, screaming — vulgar, stream-of-consciousness insults on national television used to be your ticket out of respectability with the news crowd, but now it is basically indulged.
Honestly, if he helped make false civility less of a requirement for being “taken seriously” in the media world, that is almost certainly a good thing. The rest of his influence is too tied up in the influence of the Internet itself on the world of information for him to be directly blamed, but he was the raging, filter-less, irresponsible, vitriol-spewing, tireless avatar of the new way of doing things.
If we're sure that The Weasel of West L.A. is dead, let's play this one last time (Barring yet another schmuck named Andy making an idiot of himself, of course.)[Ha ha. Cuts off just as it starts to wail. — Ed.] 'cause we like the tasty licks & silly lyrics (Don't like this as well as the studio version, but variety is something.) & be done w/ all mention of how BB brought down the "institutional left" & finally began the "vetting" of the Kenyan Muslim occupying the White House. Heh in-fucking-deed.

Hey, there's no fucking doubt that the editorial staff here is a loser, but we don't pretend otherwise about ourself. And we certainly don't draw attention to what will inevitably be failures.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Moss Gathering

Okey-dokey, stealing more from LAO, but here's why Dwayne JohnsonThe Rock may be worth the lebenty-two million bones out of which some entity or another was suckered.
The retired county accountant has never visited LACMA, but now that he can see the "Levitated Mass" boulder from his Rowland Heights bedroom, he wants to go. Staffers from LACMA worked the crowds that gathered around the boulder this weekend with invitations to come see some art.

I-&-I-Mon Strictly Roots

A Woman's History Un-Hidden

From LAObserved, a Smithsonian thing about session bassist Carol Kaye.
Carol Kaye and Bill Pitman on guitar at Gold Star; circa 1963.
Courtesy of GAB Archive/Redferns
As Kaye carefully listened one day in the studio as she and her fellow musicians ran through “The Beat Goes On” several times in order to try to make sense out of it, she knew that she was going to have to come up with something inventive. In her opinion, the droning, one-chord tune was a real dog; it just lay there. Playing around with several bass lines on her acoustic guitar, she then came upon a particular pattern that had some real hop to it. Dum-dum-dum-da-dum-dum-da-dum-dum.

Bono immediately stopped the session.

“That’s it, Carol,” he whooped. “What’s that line you’re playing?”

Maybe he couldn’t really play an instrument himself, least of all the bass, but Bono instinctively knew a signature lick when he heard one. And Kaye had just come up with an all-timer. As she dutifully played her creation once more for the producer, Bono had Bob West, the electric bass player on the date, learn it on the spot. Kaye and West then proceeded to play the simple yet transformative line in unison on the final recording, turning a previously lifeless production into a surefire hit.

Entering the charts in January 1967, “The Beat Goes On” made it all the way to number six, giving Sonny & Cher their biggest Top 40 showing in almost two years. Stepping in as the song’s de facto arranger, the independent-thinking Carol Kaye had just saved Bono’s composition, and likely Sonny & Cher’s tepid recording career, from an almost certain demise.
Hmmm. Think she regrets that?
The aforementioned Mr. Spector. You know, the murderer.

B.S. Brings The Party

We suppose so. It does appear relatively new.
(Abso-fuggin'-lutely not to imply or infer that anyone unfortunate enough to have violated our lens-space is anything less than a paragon of decency & rectitude. Or bankrupt, either.)

30 Yrs.

1982Comedian John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose at age 33.
Also on this date:
1963Country music singer Patsy Cline died in a plane crash near Camden, Tenn., at age 30.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

One More For Sunday

Less Freedom, More Filling

We'll just bold the really absurd/incomprehensible/meaningless parts & go back to the telly.
LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Rick Santorum sees an America in need of more than economic recovery, warning Saturday that the nation’s inattention to conservative social values is “damning people.”

“Folks if we know what works, why don’t we talk about what works? Why don’t we encourage it in our schools? Why don’t we encourage it in our culture?” the Republican presidential candidate asked hundreds of people gathered at the Allen County Lincoln Day dinner. “Why are we damning people? Why are we condemning them to a life just because we won’t talk about — we’ll talk about childhood obesity until the cows come home. But we won’t talk about one of the great underlying causes of childhood obesity, which is the instability of the community, the neighborhood and the family.”

Campaigning across Ohio this weekend, the former Pennsylvania senator has been calling for fewer children born out of wedlock and fewer single-parent families. He argues that communities where mothers raise children by themselves have less freedom than those where two-parent families are the norm.

The comments underscore Santorum’s commitment to social issues, which helped define his 16-year congressional career and distinguish his candidacy from that of rival Mitt Romney. Despite a pro-choice past, Romney is now just as socially conservative as his opponent on paper, but the former Massachusetts governor has almost singularly focused on the economy while campaigning.

By contrast, Santorum’s views on morality sometimes overshadow his prescriptions for the nation’s economy. And some Republicans — even among the hundreds waving signs at Santorum’s rally in Blue Ash Saturday morning — fear he’s gone too far.

“He needs to start talking more about the economy and get off the social issues, because I don’t think that’s what’s going to make him president. The economy is going to make him president,” said Joan Conradi, a 50-year-old nurse from nearby Mount Healthy, who was holding a “Santorum for President” sign.

Cincinnati-based conservative radio host Bill Cunningham, who like Santorum is Catholic, raised the same concern directly with the candidate during a broadcast Friday.

“When my wife goes to bed at night, and she has rosaries in her hands, I pray as a practicing Roman Catholic you win the presidency,” Cunningham said, suggesting that Santorum’s focus on social issues would limit him to being a “niche candidate” at best. “I want you to win, but I think the tactics you’ve employed are not going to result in victory.”

Santorum fired back that Cunningham was falling victim to the “media hype.”

“They try to say because you have deeply held religious beliefs that somehow or another you’re going to impose that on everybody else. That’s a bunch of crap,” Santorum said. “It didn’t happen during my political career, and this is the media again, trying to tarnish anybody who has real strong convictions. Don’t you buy in to their fraud.”

It wasn’t all family values in Blue Ash, where Santorum discussed his plans to improve the nation’s manufacturing sector, highlighting his “Made in America” plan that would reduce corporate income taxes on manufacturing from 35 percent to zero. But he returned repeatedly to social issues during the 43-minute speech, as he did the night before in a speech outside Cleveland.

“We can cut government; we can grow the economy. But unless the basic building blocks of our society are strong, then we will not be able to sustain it,” Santorum said.

He campaigned Saturday alongside Tony Perkins, president of the Washington-based Family Research Council, who offered Santorum an indirect endorsement.

“I have seen Rick, who I’ve worked with in Washington for a number of years, never back away from defending the American family,” Perkins said at the Blue Ash rally. “We’ve got to elect a candidate who understands the connection between our economy and our family.”

Santorum did not say specifically how the federal government could address family values. He recently released a tax plan he plans to implement in his first 100 days that would triple the personal deduction for children and eliminate the marriage tax penalty throughout the tax code.

On Saturday, however, he simply called for a national conversation of the nation’s top minds to determine how to “reconnect fathers with children” and bring “mothers and fathers together.” And he promised not to shy away from talk about God while campaigning.

Another audience member, 48-year-old Kurt Daum, said that he agrees with Santorum’s positions. But he isn’t sure they’ll resonate with the broader electorate in a general election matchup against President Barack Obama.

“I’m worried a candidate like this may polarize too much,” said Daum, who was wearing a Santorum sticker on his shirt but said he hadn’t determined whom to vote for Tuesday. “I agree with what he has to say there, but when we get to the general population, how much are they going to agree. And can he beat Obama? That’s what it comes down to.”

Friday, March 2, 2012

Mystery Babylon Friday Night

Sick Rick

Dividing Line

Where were you in '72?

The Sky Above

Just like 'Nam.

Unions On The March

Actually, a guild & a federation.
The marchers were opposed to the merger of said guild & federation.
We saw "pension" on one of the signs; we'll assume that's a concern.
These were shot at 1453. When we left (around 1505) there were no more than seven people left. Free speech ends at 1500 now?

Untitled (Highland Park)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mainstreaming Porn

Some resist:

Contact Clorox on New Liquid-Plumr Ad

Liquid-Plumr presents two sexy plumbers in their new commercial. The Clorox Company introduces the Liquid-Plumr Double Impact Snake and Gel System in this ad which is full of sexual innuendos as well. They are attempting to use sex to sell a product to unclog drains.

The commercial starts off with a woman in a supermarket daydreaming about what this new Liquid-Plumr product has to offer. She says, "Double impact," twice as she reads the bottle. In her dream she is at home and answers the door to find a sexy plumber. The plumber is nice looking with huge biceps and a tight shirt. He says, "I'm here to snake your drain." She says come on in and he walks upstairs. The doorbell rings again and it is a second sexy plumber. He says, "I'm here to flush your pipe." She answers with an okay and while he walks on upstairs she lets out a squeal and moan while letting down her hair. Then she wakes up to reality to find the two men in the supermarket. She flirts by giving sexy eyes to the one man in the deli slicing meat and the other in produce holding two melons. These two men are the same as in her dream. It may be coincidence, but the man in produce is standing beside cucumbers with a price sign behind him reading 69 cents.

The new Liquid-Plumr ad is offensive and completely inappropriate for television.

Please send Liquid-Plumr (The Clorox Company) an email letter urging they pull this offensive commercial immediately and go back to their more responsible advertisement methods.

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Hi There!

Alibi 'Round Midnight

Honestly, ossifer, we were right here dicking around on the Internet & watching telebision 'round midnight last night. No, no one saw us. Why do you ask?

Is Breitbart Still Dead?

Yes? Good.

Andrew Breitbart Collapses & Dies?

Thought April Fool's Day had come a month early when we saw "Breitbart Dead."

"Natural causes," sez Big Journalism, apparently having already received the coroner's report.

At least they haven't started conspiracy theorizing yet. Just (we assume, 'cause we just got up) the usual "How awful & uncivil the left is to use Andy's own words & actions to remind us what an asshole Andrew was."

He will be missed by the left. Best friend they ever had.

R-Money: Does He Or Doesn't He?

We don't trust any man who owns more houses than guns, & we certainly don't trust whatever it is that lies about a sacred subject like guns.

Also, Mittens tossing some salad, word-style. (Which is better than the fudge glove.)
“But we have a right in this country to bear arms and I know that there are people who think that somehow that should change and they keep looking for laws for a way to stop awful things from happening,” said Romney. “And there are awful things that happen,” he said. “But there already are laws that are designed to protect people and unfortunately people violate the laws. So trying to find more laws to change bad behavior isn’t the answer, the answer is to find that bad behavior the people who are inclined to bad behavior, my own view is lets protect the second amendment let’s protect the right of Americans to bear arms whether for hunting, for sportsman for personal protection for whatever legal purpose someone might have.”
So. Laws are no good because they get/are made to be broken. We should instead "find that bad behavior the people who are inclined to bad behavior."Good luck w/ that pre-cog thing, sci-fi boy.

Direct Action: Democracy Now!!

This doesn't get nearly enough coverage.isn't remembered as much as it should be.
1954Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, wounding five congressmen.
It's almost inspirational. Gotcher "deadlock" right here, Representative!

Too Soon?

He probably would have been dead by now anyway.
On March 1, 1932, the 20-month-old son of aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, was kidnapped from the family home near Hopewell, N.J. (The child's body was found two months later.)
A March 1932 newspaper clipping shows
Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., son of aviator Charles Lindbergh.


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Don Cornelius Outro

Were there indeed a gawd (or even mere justice) we'd've found this while Don was still warm.

Suffer The Children

And the shopkeepers.
For they are the cursed of Gawd.

Rock On Roll

Everything one might want to know about The Rock of Wilshire would appear to be in this article & its sidebar.
Fred Edwards, a retired civil engineer from Jurupa, was among the scores of locals who pulled to the side of the road to take a peek. Edwards helped build some of the skyscrapers in downtown Los Angeles, but still marveled at the engineering brain power required to move a simple rock.

"It'll be amazing if they make it all the way down to Wilshire without tearing up the town," said Edwards, 76.
We fully intend to be up at an unholy hr. to see the thing as it wanders through our vicinity. (Ah, intentions.)

View From A Window

Our river:
Screw the rest of you, we have "nature" under control around here.

Ask Not ...

David "Davy" Jones, dead at 66.
Image source.

Leap Day

Feel free to take a flying leap.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


So. It would appear the Internet can get along w/o us for periods of over 24 hrs. And apparently we can get along w/o it as well, 'though we were starting to get a bit nervous, and found ourself watching even odder-than-usual stuff on telebision.

This has nothing to do w/ any of that.
Neither does this.

Tap Tap

... OK.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Why Us? Really: Why?

And sometims one isn't so damn lucky. Downloaded a prefectly reasonable appearing update for that damn Adobe Flash last night, effing devil-box wouldn't reboot after restart.

Our IT staff thinks it could have been a virus (& were no doubt laughing at us.) Should be functioning again tomorrow, minus US$45.00.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sometimes One Is  Fortunate

Example: When the sentence that forces one not to read any farther in the item is the first one:
Michael Ledeen has been right about Iran at every turn ever since the 1970s
To repeat: at every turn ever.
The perennially incorrect Michael Ledeen has once again reported that Supreme Leader Khamenei is in a coma and on the verge of death. His most recent blog post is a rehash of his 2006 and 2007 reports. In a post that reads like a poorly-conceived screenplay, Ledeen claims that he has a very good source in Iran that has given him this information.
Every. Turn. Ever.

Bonus bugfeature: Remember Santorum's grandfather, who fled Italy for freedom? Meet him again, as Ledeen uses him to frame his piece.
Mr. Santorum's hatred of tyranny traces back to his grandfather Pietro, who took the family from Lake Garda in northern Italy to Pennsylvania's coal country to escape Mussolini's dictatorship in the 1920s. Pietro Santorum worked in the mines until he was 72 and, as Mr. Santorum often says, taught him "to treasure the gift of freedom [and] to have faith in God's grace."
The freedom to owe one's soul to the company store. Smart guy, "Grandpa Pietro."
"He left to the coal fields of Southern Pennsylvania. He worked in the mine at a company town, got paid with coupons, he used to call them."

Let us dwell on that. Grandpa Santorum lived in a company town where he was paid in "scrip" in lieu of cash. That means what his grandson calls "freedom" was, well and truly, something more like slavery.
LINK UPDATE (1815PST): Try this & then scroll a bit less than a third of the way (to "Poopy Pajamas") for "Michael Ledeen" in the first quote.

Oscar™® Fever

Allegedly the first modern Oscars™®, held at the Chinese.When it was still a dinner party.Hattie McDaniel hopes to be a "credit to her race" at (3:15). "Greatest Yr. Ever in Movies." Ack.

Slothful Sunday Web Logging
(Local Action Stylee)

Too slothed out to locate any of them, but many of the bldgs. seen in the video have appeared in this space w/in the last yr. or so.
Although not this one: 1940s version seen at (2:50).
We'll note for the edification & amusement of non-locals that both the Rosslyn & Clark hotels were SRO dumps by the '70s. HEY!! San Diego? What the fuck? How'd they weasel in here?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Threat Assessment

But Gaffney, who has said “it is now public knowledge that nearly every major Muslim organization in the United States is actually controlled by the MB or a derivative organization,” doesn’t hold much credibility with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Don't be so damn sure about that Mercedes-BenzMichele BachmannThe Marx BrosMouth Breathers ... uh, Milton Bradley!

Stop Kidding Yourself

Hope in One Hand, Crap in the Other, Then See Which Piles Up First Dep't.:
I hope it can jumpstart a conserative intellectual renaissance.
Jumpstart? Like slapping the electrodes on Frankensiein's monster.

An Embarrassment

Not necessarily of riches, either. This wknd. the nation's telebision screens will offer us all the NFL Combine, NBA All-Star Wknd., & the 84th Academy Awards®™©.

Indeed, the All-Star game & the Oscars® are facing off Sunday night. An opportunity to get going on spring cleaning in the bunker.

"Sublime" Conditioning

But the Pop Culture Pastor is right:

We Love Livin' In The City

Saw the above briefly while surfing Thurs. night, did not watch long enough to see there was cold-blooded something or to realize it occurred at the Shell station next door to the local Denny's & across the street from the closest Red Line station, where we might well be any given evening. (Likelier not, but it's happened.)

P.S.: Not "Ventura & Wilshire," as the himbo misspoke. That's a Dragnet intersection.