Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Working Like A Dog

Cult? Mmmm, Could Be ...

No doubt another of the e-mails that the religious & reactionary circulate among themselves & forward to family members. We are w/o family, nor are there droolers in our acquaintance to irk us w/ this sort of crap, so when we encounter it we like to share. Especially when it confirms our biasesrational response to religion.

So, w/o further ado, InfantryVeteran's forward. (Presented as found, because what's more endearing than "underware?" OK, the Jeff Foxworthy list approach is cute too. Critical thinking for crackers, we guess.)
If your church makes you wear magic underware... you might be in a cult.
If your church has secret handshakes... you might be in a cult.
If your parents weren't allowed to attend your wedding... you might be in a cult.
If your church asks for your grocery money and tells you to go hungry...you might be in a cult.
If your church has more than one bible...you might be in a cult.
If your church tracks you down where ever you go...you might be in a cult.
If your church tells you to follow their leader even if they are wrong...you might be in a cult.
If your church builds a $5 billon dollar mall...you might be in a cult.
If your church hides their archives in a mountain cave...you might be in a cult.
If your church was started by a guy looking into a hat and receiving messages from magic rocks...you might be in a cult.
If it preaches the evils of sex, yet the first 2 leaders were sex addicts. . . you might be in a cult.
If at your wedding, both you and the officiating priest were wearing baker's hats...you might be in a cult.
If you have to pay 10% of your money to go to heaven and be with your family... you might be in a cult.
If you are asked by your leaders if you touch yourself at night and if you climaxed... you might be in a cult.
If when you present the facts of the church to them and they wave it away claiming "they know the church is true"... you might be in a cult.
If someone has ever said "you are in a cult"...you just might be in a cult.
If you have ever had to argue that you are not in a cult...you just might be in a cult.
Heh infuckingdeedy.

Make Up Your Mind Already

Hey Nazis, which is it, the moonor inside the planet?Wait a moment, we're getting word now ... they'll be coming from Tampa, just before Labor Day, not the sky above or the mud below.

P.S.: Anyone interested in a "Nazis on The Bottom of The Sea" direct to wherever feature?
P.P.S.: Fuck you. They do it too.
The Church will survive the entrenched corruption and sheer incompetence of our Illinois state government, and even the calculated disdain of the President of the United States, his appointed bureaucrats in HHS, and of the current majority of the federal Senate. . . .

Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services, and health care.

In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, Barack Obama – with his radical, pro abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path.

Pill Bucket

Nice missionary shirt & tie on Mittens (also milk), but where's the nametag?
We like his illustrations, but don't explanations defeat the purpose?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Happy Housewives

BF Politics has the scoop on Joe Smith & his doctrines as applied to Ann Romney. (No mention of dressage as Mormon practice 'though.)

Prophet Ezra Taft Benson:
This is the reasoning of the world and is not pleasing in the sight of God... Do not curtail the number of your children for personal or selfish reasons. Material possessions, social convenience, and so-called professional advantages are nothing compared to a righteous posterity. In the eternal perspective, children--not possessions, not position, not prestige--are our greatest jewels.
Prophet Spencer W. Kimball:
I beg of you, you who could and should be bearing and rearing a family: Wives, come home from the typewriter, the laundry, the nursing, come home from the factory, the cafe. No career approaches in importance that of wife, homemaker, mother--cooking meals, washing dishes, making beds for one's precious husband and children. Come home, wives, to your husbands. Make home a heaven for them. Come home, wives, to your children, born and unborn. Wrap the motherly cloak about you and, unembarrassed, help in a major role to create the bodies for the immortal souls who anxiously await.
Other crapheads:
By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children.
Mothers who know are willing to live on less and consume less of the world’s goods in order to spend more time with their children—more time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing, and exemplifying.
Sound a little like that Sharia(h) law to you?

Daily Drooler

Fast it forward to (8:45). (Or listen to all of it, it's all fun.) But the drooliest is the clown at (8:45).Get the bucket.

Cheney Dead-Ender

Hope it's worth it, Juleanna Glover.Piling on.

America Eats Its Young (& Everybody Else)

Ann Romney busy raising her five spawn.
Apparently it's hard out there.
The situation is impossible for all of us, whether we're working in an office or working at home or taking a few years out of the workforce to manage the house and children and then find it difficult to get back in at a reasonable-enough wage to ensure a decent Social Security check in old age. The United States is set up on the assumption that everyone who works should do so around the clock ... and that children should be a parent's full-time focus at all times, so much so that you must abandon the rest of your life to pick them up from school at appallingly early hours so that you can then ferry them to an endless array of after-school activities. The problem with this clash isn't personal; it's a structural problem. We have set our society up in a way that makes it impossible to both work and parent. And I don't see any interest in solving this as a society.
Probably because most of the society can't even see/realize the problem. (Forest/trees.)
Any contemporary American parent has a comparable story. And of course, any meaningful career requires the same kind of around-the-clock, work-when-you're-needed-which-is-always schedule, while waged work increasingly requires a willingness to work crazy shifts without much advanced notice. Our system is just not humane—or to put it differently, we leave no time to be human. But I don't see any change on the horizon. Do you?
Yes. Yes we do. At the barrel of a gun. After we've burned everything to the ground.

Another 1,000 Wordsworth:
"Is Obama Gay?"

As good a set of reasons as any to vote for Romney.
Photo: Philip Munger/flickr® from YAHOO!

A Promise, Not A Threat

Romney’s plan to eliminate HUD, assuming he didn’t shuffle its programs to other departments, would bring an end to critical programs like Section 8 housing vouchers and community development block grants. Eliminating housing assistance is even more problematic given the disproportionate percentage of veterans in the homeless population.
We will strangle Mitt Romney w/ our bare hands if he's elected & fucks w/ our housing subsidy. Or maybe we'll torture & kill one of his awful offspring; they might be easier to get at. Death will result, either way, & we'll take as many of them as we can w/ us, because we have NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE.

Not that it'll be that tough to get to Richie Romney; the Secret Service pigs are too busy stiffingnot paying prostitutes to protect anyone.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

B-52 II

Earlier anniv. item in motion.

Self-Recognition, Self-Hatred

Hey! Make fun of the tired hippies north of us once in a while, northeastern elites.

$5 Paradise

Thank You, Tucker Carlson

"News" we need:
We anxiously await Brent Bozell's paroxysm of moral outrage at the coarse & vulgar use of "banging."

Image Problem

Fascist reaction:
National Union MK Michael Ben Ari issued a response to the incident and congratulated the IDF officer who hit the leftist activists.

“Well done to the IDF officer who did what Bibi [Benjamin Netanyahu] and [Yitzhak] Aharonovich [minister of internal security] have no brain or courage to do,” Ben Ari said. “Radical leftists must be handled with a heavy hand. There was a tangible threat to the lives of the soldiers and the officer had no other choice.”
You know who else believed “radical leftists must be handled with a heavy hand?" That's right. Far right.

Lifted from War in Context.

V.S. Back

Vin Scully (The Dodger announcer, Philistines!) is on the air again after several days off w/ a bad cold. The guy's 82 or so, & we were a bit worried, but he made it back for Jackie Robinson Day.

B-52 B-Day

Also on this date, 60 yrs. ago: The YB-52, the second XB-52 modified with more operational equipment, first flew on 15 April 1952 with "Tex" Johnston as pilot.

Even more impressive than its longevity: A Boeing B-52H Stratofortress (61-023) flying with its vertical stablizer sheared off, 10 January 1964. The aircraft was being used as a testbed to identify structural weaknesses in the airframe when the event occurred. The crew, with the assistance of Boeing engineers on the ground, was able to land the aircraft safely.
Try that w/ a fucking Airbus.

Jackie Robinson Day

Open the door.
Jackie Robinson reporting to the Brooklyn Dodgers
from the minor league Montreal Royals, 1947.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Heat Sink Planet

One of our favorite phrases w/ which to condemn all humanity to the hell it so richly deserves (Old & bitter? Us?) is "You'll all be boiling in a stew of your own waste before you know it."

Now, scientific proof thereof!
Alright, the Earth has only one mechanism for releasing heat to space, and that’s via (infrared) radiation. We understand the phenomenon perfectly well, and can predict the surface temperature of the planet as a function of how much energy the human race produces. The upshot is that at a 2.3% growth rate (conveniently chosen to represent a 10× increase every century), we would reach boiling temperature in about 400 years. [Pained expression from economist.] And this statement is independent of technology. Even if we don’t have a name for the energy source yet, as long as it obeys thermodynamics, we cook ourselves with perpetual energy increase.
Stew in that for a while.

Tedious Pastime

Intentional walk.
At last, managed to get an orb in play.
A run scores.
Rasta Pirate pops one up.

Shut The Fuck Up Or
We'll Give You Something To Whine About

Yes, talking to you, old fool. Clam up until we're a bit closer to her bleeding majesty no longer being styled Defender of the Faith, & the churches being bulldozed & replaced by temples dedicated to Mammon.
Christians are being "persecuted" and "driven underground" while the courts fail to protect their religious values, a former archbishop of Canterbury has claimed.

Lord Carey said Christians were excluded from many sectors of employment because of their beliefs, "vilified by state bodies" and left in fear of arrest for expressing their views.
Stupid enough, but what does this mean?
He added: "It is now Christians who are persecuted; often sought out and framed by homosexual activists.
A guess would be something to do w/ Britain's hate-speech laws. Must take an awful lot of framing to get these pious Englishmen to say something hateful. Another guess would be that the "framing" involves encounters in public loos, or via certain sites on the Internet.

2012 Grand Old Tea Party Platform

"Drop the bomb first!" Crowley snapped. "Finish those reds off before they start it. In fact, I'm not even sure they've got the bomb. They're not smart enough to...."

"There was sputnik, you know," Ross interrupted sourly.

"Yeah, but built by those captured German scientists. We're way ahead of those Russkies in everything. Hit 'em now. Finish 'em off. The eggheads in Washington are scared of their own shadows. Another thing I'd end is getting suckered in by those French and English politicians. What does America need with those countries? They always start up these wars and get us to bail them out. And I say stop all this foreign aid and keep the money in our own country.

"And we can do a lot of cleaning up right here, too. We got to kick all the commies out of the government. Make all the commies and socialists and these egghead liberals, illegal. In fact, I'm in favor of shooting them. When you got an enemy, finish him off. And take the Jews. I'm not anti-Semitic, like, understand. Some of my best friends are Jews. But you got to realize that wherever they go they cause trouble. They stick together and take over the best businesses and all. O.K., you know what I say? I say kick them out of the country. And they all came over here poor and made their money here. So let them leave the way they came. We'll, like, confiscate all their property except like personal things."

Patricia had closed her eyes in pain long before this. She said, softly, "I imagine somewhere along in here we'll get to the Negroes."

"I'm not against them. Just so they stay in their place. But this integration stuff is bunk. You got to face facts. Negroes aren't as smart as white people, neither are Chinks or Mexicans or Puerto Ricans. So, O.K., give them their own schools, up to high school is all they need, and let them have jobs like waiters and janitors and like that. They shouldn't take a white man's job and they shouldn't be allowed to marry white people. It deteriorates the race, like."

Crowley was really becoming wound up now. Wound up and expansive. "There's a lot of things I'd change, see. Take freedom of speech and press and like that. Sure I believe in that, I'm one hundred per cent American. But you can't allow people to talk against the government. Freedom of speech is O.K., but you can't let a guy jump up in the middle of a theater and yell fire."
As predicted some 50 yrs. ago. Author brought to our attention by Riddled's Smut Clyde.

We suppose that for complete accuracy we could substitute "Iranians" & "towel-heads" for "reds" & "Russkies," but if you think we'd be arsed you're wrong again! And w/ today's nitwits going on about the Commies in Congress, why bother?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Coachella Report

No way in hell.

Missed It By ...

... about an hr.
"It was around 11:30 p.m., so I played some mellow improvised chordal stuff," he wrote under the YouTube video. "I'd been busy the whole week, I never had the opportunity to play music, until right now!"
We saw the art-piano (conveniently located between the Starbucks & Subway [The sandwich store, not the Red Line.] in Union Station) about 2230, while returning from the ball game. Wasn't in use at the time.


Just noticed the date. Will be under the covers.

How They Believe

This was cheerfully offered by one of the simpletons who comment at Jim Hoft's Dumb As A Gatepost site. We print it here as a public service; a laff or two should be obtained, & gawd knows we all need a laff or two, don't we friends? We know we do.
1. You have to believe the AIDS virus is spread by lack of Federal funding.
2. You have to believe that the school system that can’t teach a fourth grader how to read is some how the best qualified to teach those same children all about ***. [S-E-X? WTF? — Ed.]
3. You have to believe that guns, in the hands of law abiding Americans, are more of a threat than U.S. nuclear weapons technology in the hands of Chinese communists.
4. You have to believe there was no art before Federal funding.
5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical, documented changes in the earth’s climate, and more affected by Americans driving SUVs.
6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial, but being homosexual is natural.
7. You have to be against capital punishment but support abortion on demand.
8. You have to believe that business creates oppression and governments create prosperity.
9. You have to believe that hunters don’t care about nature, but loony activists from Seattle do.
10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.
11. You have to believe that the U.S. Military, not evil and tyrannical regimes, start wars.
12. You have to believe the NRA is bad because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.
13. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.
14. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, General Robert E. Lee, or Thomas Edison.
15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides are not.
16. You have to believe Hillary Clinton is all about “progress” and not power. She just wants to help us out of the archaic system of governing that we have been subjected to since our founding.
17. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn’t worked anywhere it’s been tried, is because the right people haven’t been in charge. (I’ve got news for you. It has never worked because the RIGHT people have been in charge.)
18. You have to believe Republicans telling the truth belong in jail, but a cheat, liar and *** offender [Guess so. — Ed.] belongs in the White House and you would vote him back in there in a New York Minute (if you could).
19. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag, transvestites, and bestiality should be constitutionally protected, and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.
20. You have to believe that illegal Democrat Party funding by the Chinese is somehow in the best interest of the United States.
21. You have to believe that the vociferous minorities who protest against prayer and saluting the flag in school have far more rights than the majority who believe in God and country, and want these values instilled in our young children.
22. You have to believe in MOB RULE and not RULING THE MOB (The Republican way).
23. You must not listen to Rush Limbaugh.
24 Trade Unions and Trial Lawyers are our strength and power.
25 The Main Stream Media and Hollywood are our propagandists.
26- FEMINISTS and **** are the men of our party.
27- The Terri Schiavo case proves we and a two-timing husband have more power than GOD and 2 loving parents.
30 – Remember what our Uncle Joe Stalin said-”It’s not who votes that counts, it’s who counts the votes”
31 – Our success will be realized when we are able to place an unconstitutional and ineligible candidate into the White House, causing our enemies to change the name of Washington, DC to USURPERVILLE (Google it up).
33- You have to swear to the : THE DEVIL’S CODE

THIS WAS THE OATH OF A FIGHTER PILOT. Keep forwarding and add more
Send this to 1000 Friends or 1000 times to One Enemy.
Ah. Magical thinking. Now we can start to get these people classified in the DSM.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Poli Vi

"If it's on Gorgon, it's gotta be good!"

Drain Circling

William Pfaff once appeared somewhat regularly on the L.A. Times op-ed page, & while he's still affiliated w/ Tribune Media Services, Inc. it's Jonah Goldberg who now regularly graces their pages while "Pfaff" is down the Times memory hole.

Here are the paragraphs most likely to irk the irksome.
Well, actually, the only people who can really say that are those who haven’t been to Europe or the major Asian states recently, where everything works beautifully, even if Europe’s debts are not paid off. The 200 mph trains that crisscross Europe not only run on time but give you money back if they are late. The hotels in Singapore, Tokyo and the Arabian Gulf surpass all rivals. Their national airlines provide unparalleled service, and even room enough to sit comfortably in economy.

Even the American government luxuriates abroad. Have you ever been an overnight guest in the visiting officers’ apartments of any major American military base abroad? (Not in a combat zone, to be sure!) I have. It’s like Air Force One. And you can bet that everything works, every luxury and comfort provided, every wish granted and whim gratified. What great fun for the little Obama girls! The rest of us usually fly economy.


Second: mindless oversimplification plus ignorance, following from collapsing public education. The latter has a cause that it has not been politically acceptable to identify: the liberation of women. In the United States before the Second World War, teaching in public (or parochial) schools was virtually the only serious work open to university-educated women. They educated America. They now have other things to do, for which we give thanks. But the nation suffers the consequences.
Hmmm. Interesting theory. Also: H. Sapiens is just not that bright, no matter what the books claim about an "intelligent" species.

The outro:
But now Asia looms. We Americans thought we had settled Asia with The Bomb in 1945. Here it is again, but instead of being an Asia of ingenious and committed Japanese, or masses of peasants, it turns out to be modern China, which owns more of the United States than we like to think, manufactures or processes most of what we buy, purchases the raw materials of the world and builds aircraft carriers, which, since Japan’s carriers were all sunk, has been something that we believed only the United States could do.

Shaken by this new Asia, the Obama government has responded (and I would not dream of denigrating a matchless body of fighting men) by sending the Marines to Australia, where we can be sure their presence will give China’s strategists pause.

To end this article by being serious: Yes, the United States is in decline. The matter is serious for what it means to the character and future of the nation itself, rather than to its mere rank, reputation and power in the world. The United States is wasting its traditional values, selling its birthright, as did Esau, for a mess of pottage. As the readers of Genesis know, to do so is most imprudent.
Extra points for righteous Biblical condemnation.

Baseball Babylon

Good base for the Tower of Babel. Pix, details.
TodayLast night, inside.

Nice Venue, Eh?

Don't you wish your ballpark were swell like this?
Sincere appreciation to long-time associate [REDACTED. 'Cause, you know.] who, having obtained free tix from season ticket holders who couldn't make the game was kind enough to invite us to enjoy an evening at Dodger Stadium. In return, we were kind enough to buy him 20 fl. oz. of brew for a mere US$13.25. (Horrifying, but considering the face value of the ducat was an even more astounding US$115.00*, any amount he could have gotten in the parking lot would have been gravy, so hey.)
Best seats we've weaseled our way into in thirty yrs.
Corralled into the smokers pen, behind the Dodger bullpen.

*We'll repeat that. One hundred & fifteen dollars. U.S. Ho-leeee ...


L.A. 4, Pitts. 1

A Buccaneer has just hit a home run.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Still Weds.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Old Cowhand Dep't.

Clear plastic, filled w/ glitter. In various colors.
Mounted on leather & wood. (US$1900-2100.)


So "admirably frank" that race, racialism, racism, racist, yada, yada, were not even mentioned.
Yes, Sullivan links to the same "explanation" that rational beings everywhere found just a bit less than fully "frank."

Another Float In The Parade Of Failure

This will no doubt be the last we hear of this project, unless some ho at Big Ho jumps on it. (We've a more than sneaking suspicion that you could scam any of these ninnies w/ the phrase "Hollywood Conservative." How's Kelsey Grammer's Right Network doing, by the way?)

At least it won't be political or anything like that:
“Look when I was a kid we had ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’… and that is more what we are trying to do, get back to something like that to say, learning about the founding of our country and learning about what makes our country exceptional should not be controversial and is not in any way shape or form political,” he said.

“This is our country. Look, there is plenty of time –when they get older — to delve into what issues people feel are problematic in our history and then to find out what we did to fix those issues,” he said. “But to me these are books geared to kids six and under, and I don’t need to be teaching them social justice.”

Flag Wrapping

Making the leap of faith that this is the "real" George "Killah" Zimmerman, it's a fucking shame he wasn't as poor a shot as he is a website designer/template chooser.
Again science & technology fail us. Is no one working on a way to send flaming sacks of waste through the Intertubes?

Ad Astra!

A North Korean man stands near a billboard showing a rocket launch and calling for the building of a "strong and prosperous nation" in Pyongyang, Tuesday, April 10, 2012. North Korean space officials said Tuesday all assembly and preparations for this week's planned satellite launch have been completed and denied it is a cover for a missile test. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)


U.S. Navy's guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) sails in the East China Sea, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) northeast of Miyakojima island in Okinawa Prefecture, southwestern Japan, Monday, April 9, 2012. North Korean space officials moved all three stages of a long-range rocket into position for a controversial launch slated between April 12 and 16 south over the East China Sea and the Pacific. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE


Newest New Black Panthers

Apparently one of "The Derb"'s links proving something if not another thing, per The Nation.See, Hitler did it too!

Baseball & Bullshit

We take a page from our rabid right-wing friends & screech "Free speech! First Amendment! Political Correctness! Censorship!" in reaction to Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillén being suspended for telling the truth about Fidel Castro. It's about time someone started this discussion!

Other bad ball news: Vin Scully has a cold so bad he can't broadcast today's Former Bums of Brooklyn home opener, which also marks the 50th anniv. of Dodger Stadium. Not a good omen.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Venus Over Passover

Bonus meteor strike:

Easter Bunny Ears

Easter Gopher Hunt

Short attention span cat.
Later, el gato climbed after this parrot,
but the parrot scared him away w/ a display of wingspan.

Easter Eggs

Easter Excess

The lonely Weber stood & waited, but the age-old question arose:
Why bother?
Meaning we didn't have to cook or share any of this.
Ha ha. Sushi for days!

Have Mercy, Baby

Have mercy on me.

Word Gone Flesh

Meat music for the masses.

Ollie North's Easter Story

Jesus Fucking Christ already:
According to Matthew’s Gospel, Judas Iscariot sold out Jesus of Nazareth for 30 pieces of silver. What is Barack Obama’s fee for selling out Christians and Israelis?

Oliver North is the host of “War Stories” on Fox News Channel, the founder and honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance, and the author of “American Heroes in Special Operations.”

Could It Be Made Mandatory?*

Scotland's Head-Bead-Rattler-in-Charge would like cross-humpers to be proud & say it loud:
O'Brien will call on Christians to make the cross "more prominent in their lives". Due to speak at Edinburgh's St Mary's Cathedral on Sunday, he will tell them to "wear proudly a symbol of the cross of Christ on their garments each and every day of their lives".

*For the sake of the children.

Wiggin' OUT!

We'd never heard it a-fore neither.

Easter Spider

Sunday, April 8, 2012


The bldg. in question, five days ago (not sure if the graffiti is intentional.):

He Is Riz ...

... then he turned over & went back to sleep. Fucking Sunday a.m., dood.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

U.S. You Suck!

Just time for a link, & a quick quote.
Somehow, it still comes as a surprise to Americans that the post-Cold War unipolar world, never entirely accepted by the rest of the planet, is over.
ADDED DOMESTIC DECLINE: Republican version of democracy.

Bad-Ass Macho Stud* Of The Day
Before Yesterday

Bonus Quote of the Day

"Unlike these other pussies that are saying, 'Oh, we don't want to have a brokered convention' -- they're a bunch of pussies, OK? Those are the ones that are the establishment boys that think they're still viable with the people. They're not viable with the people anymore. Those are the control boys. All they're about is keeping the status quo and the status quo is not real anymore for the Republican rank and file nationally."

-- Carl Palladino (R), quoted by Capital New York, making the case for Newt Gingrich in New York's April 24th primary.

*You know: Pindick. Whitesnake.

Gidget Christ

Our friend & sexual associate informed us that while she lived under her mother's thumb there was no levity, amusement or even radio listening allowed in the Friend&Associate household on Good Fri. & whatever the RCC calls this Sat. between Good Fri. & Easter Sunday, & not just because shut up that's why but because while Jesus was away the devil Satan Lucifer yadda was loose on the earth so watch out.

(Wasn't ol' Hay-soos supposed to have visited Hell during his unexplained absence/"death?" Or is that not-in-the-official-book folk lore, as if it makes any difference whether or not any of it occurred in anything resembling this universe.)

Reading Between The Lines

The late Mr. Kinkade & his family:
"Thom provided a wonderful life for his family," his wife, Nanette, said in a statement.


His family was traveling to Australia on Friday and unavailable for further comment.
We've no further comment either.

Will He Return Tomorrow?

Thomas Kinkade, the "Painter of Light" and one of the most popular artists in America, died suddenly Friday at his Los Gatos home. He was 54.
Thomas Kinkade, painter of light. (Contra Costa Times/Bob Larson) 1997

Baby Let's Twist

Let's twist together.
These are Los Beatniks from Mexico, not the Argentine group of the same name.Like we did last summer.

Or something.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Listen To The Whole Thing

Or don't. But if we had a gun, we'd be holding it to your head.

Feelings Don't Count

E.J. Dionne on Xianity:
Whatever questions Christians may have about the meaning of that empty tomb, most of us have experienced a sense of joy when the words “He is risen, alleluia!” are shouted out on Easter Sunday.
So what? Whatever "sense of joy" he may "experience" doesn't make that crap any less unreal.

Crucifixion 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

MLB: Lazed & Confused

Baseball's regular season begangames that counted were played last wk. (In Japan. Not in a dishpan.)We're pretty sure "Opening Night" occurred yesterday, & today is "Opening Day."

Actual spring coming so early this yr., w/ tornadoes, & Opening Day taking a wk. has us so we can't determine if it's time for the annual paean to spring & hope springing eternally, yada, green-ness, yada, w/ a few baseball clichés worked in, or if we've already missed the opportunity.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Inside The Cinema

Randy Weeks, The Cinema, Culver City, 30 March 2012.
Any musical hepcats out there know what's clipped to his head?
Our guess was a fan.
Not a hipster to be seen.

The Mormon Truth

(Via Breitbart's successors. The truth hurts, doesn't it?)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Riddim

You Too May Recognize Yourself

Samples from the brackets of the Internet Dickbag Tourney that had us making appreciative noises.

Guy Who Bears An Irrational Hatred of Dubstep But Isn’t Quite Sure What It Is vs. Guy Whose Only Opinion About Music Is That It Hasn’t Been Any Good Since 1982

Guy Who Claims To Really Hate Furries But Also Knows An Alarmingly Large Amount Of Details About Them vs. Guy Who Quotes Immanuel Kant When Talking About Giant Robot Cartoons

Shorter (Dyslexic) Erick Ercikson

Beating a dead horse here, & we don't mean whatever's packed into Ken-L-Ration.After all, Dyslexic Erick's dog is the real dog, the no-myth "actual risen Lord."

Two Local Losers Refer To
The Previous Two Items

Both mercifully short.WARNING: High volume. And irksome/annoying, why even bother?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Celebration Of The
(Southern Alligator) Lizard

Pointy-heads will know him as Elgaria multicarinata webbii - San Diego Alligator Lizard
We'd never seen one of these before; thought we knew all the SoCal lizards, but the ones we know are mostly lounge lizards.