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.

TAKE ACTION
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.

Bizarre

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

Dependency

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?