Monday, May 21, 2012

Life? Pretty Good At This Moment

Viewing the Dodger game on Fox Sports Prime Ticket, which is having technical difficulties preventing them from showing adverts; we're seeing & hearing Vin Scully fill time w/ trivia between innings, rather than hearing whichever movie star asshole* it is who does the voice-over for the Hyundai commercials to which viewers are subjected all season.

On a related note, said former Bums of Brooklyn now possess the best record in the Majors & swept the defending cham-peen (albeit Pujols-less) Cards in a three game series over the wknd. What this means in the last days of May is that the Dodgers are probably about to experience a June swoon of historic proportions.

*Now we remember: Jeff Bridges. Go fuck yourself Jeffy, & stop stealing money from voice actors who aren't millionaires, you fucking dick.

Studying Nature

Apparently they've invented a gawd & built an idol.

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Christian Sex Magic

"Lesbians, queers & homosexuals" must be plant life or something.'Cause if'n they cain't reperdooce, whar duh they come from?

"Could you imagine kissin' some man?"* Is the congregation all straight males? Perhaps, strict Jew- & Muslim-style, the women are at separate viewing sites? (Or the ladies in his flock are all lesbians.)

*We can certainly imagine Pastor Worley imagining kissing a man. We imagine he might imagine it several times a day, solely to convince himself how ick-ick-icky it is, of course.

Big Sign Country

Your Bosses Will Work You
'Til You're In Your Graves

Today's Class War report:
4,690 people were killed at work in 2010, up three percent from 2009, the Center for Public Integrity reports. That means that more Americans died in their workplaces in one year than died during the entire war in Iraq.
It has long been the position of this web log that if you don't resist, what you get (an early death) is what you deserve, & what you don't get (living wages, dignity, yada) you didn't deserve.

They're Back

Yes, "smart" conservative writers. Examples:
Conservatives, in case you haven’t noticed, are churning out some pretty serious and scholarly works.  And they’re catching on with a fairly wide audience, too.

Interestingly, Hayward’s AEI colleagues are making major contributions to this cause. For example, AEI president Arthur Brooks is out with a new book called, “The Road to Freedom” — currently number 28 on the New York Times Best-Sellers list. AEI fellow (and syndicated columnist) Jonah Goldberg’s “The Tyranny of Cliches” is hot on his heels at number 30. And this winter and spring, Charles Murray, AEI’s W. H. Brady Scholar, created much buzz with his celebrated book, “Coming Apart.”
Where "created much buzz" translates as "was roundly mocked by all as a piece of ridiculous crap." And Jonah Goldberg, whose entire oeuvre is a cliché? And what did AEI Prexy Brooks do? Rewrote The Road to Serfdom, we figure. Smart nothing, these Brainiacs are off the scale!

And, as might be expected, reactionary:
[T]he best conservative writing tends to be a response to dramatic cultural changes and liberal overreach.

Great American Conservative Women

Who is most frightening?
Paid for by the Junior Anti-Sex League & the Advertising Council.
Spotted at TBogg's.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Too Much Fun

Wknd. in the big citya sophisticated urban cultural oasis:

Fri., a double feature of flicks almost as old as we are.
Sat., dance (Korean version) in a vacant lot.
Sun., dance (Ethiopian version) in a vacant lot and burger, brews & happening jazz later.

Why us, Lord? Make it stop.

Hindenburg Report

Pretty much like the 1930s around here.

Big Gay Frisbee

Rule 34 for sports?

Saturday, May 19, 2012

At Last

Were waiting until we could remember which act the already-discussed vocals on this resembledminded us of.Turns out Laurie Anderson is who.

Scientist

If it's Saturday, it must be ...Many dull aggregationist web logs would settle for six, but this dull aggregationist web log gives you seven by Scientist. Top that, jive turkeys!

Beyond Desperate

NRO jumped on the Elizabeth Warren is a plagiarist bandwagon (two items down) while we were out (directly below) but they fell right the fuck off.
UPDATE: Damn, that didn’t take long. Rich Lowry has acknowledged the mistake and says the post will be updated. It was so fun, while it lasted, this fake story.

UPDATE 2: And here’s the correction. They say they took down the initial story.
And it was an entirely different accusation than the recipe-stealing that Breitbart wet its pants over.

Is there nothing about Warren's economic policies, consumer financial advocacy & whatever the hell her other positions may be that her opponents are comfortable addressing? Nothing?

Friday Nothing Blogging II

Slow day yesterday. One crummy item.

(If we gave a crap we wouldn't let humanoid [An amazing simulacrum of existence!] activities interfere w/ the compulsion to spew all over the Internet.)

Here is a picture of bovine skulls, a hair color that does not occur in nature & other crap including the sky.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Vital Issues, Covered In Detail

By Breitbart.com.

The credibility of Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren took another hit today as Boston radio talk show host Howie Carr released evidence that appears to confirm Ms. Warren may have plagiarized at least three of the five recipes she submitted to the 1984 Pow Wow Chow cookbook edited by her cousin Candy Rowsey.

Added vettening: Cindy McCain's "recipes". Where was the outrage?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Slow Death

Exigent circumstances (Napping.) prevented us from foraging at the supermarket today.

Thus, total consumption over the last 10 or so hrs. (minus two to three hrs. napping): Two quesadillas, 3.5 pancakes, several cups of coffee, one 9.5 oz. Caramel Frappuccino, many cigarettes.

Not counting Internet/broadcasting/narrowcasting consumed today. No wonder we're stuffed.

Celestial Smile

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to reporters
while boarding a charter flight May 17 in Miami, Fla.
Mary Altaffer/AP

When The Summer's Gone ...

We at Just Another Blog (From L.A.)™ are saddened to read of the passing (horrible drawn-out death due to cancer) of Donna Summer (known to literally millions as Donna "Summers"). End of an era & all that, but of course we have no actual interest beyond ourself, & Ms. Summer was one of the first acts w/ whom we worked when we were in show biznis, long long ago in 1976. Right after Rhythm Heritage, if we aren't mistaken.

We kind of like this tune.Again, just us, the frustrated D.J. speaking. But we'll tell you this: Donna will be more missed than Whitney Houston.

Also: "Bad Girls" featuring Twiggy, Debralee Scott & Pat Ast
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"Look! The Internet!"

From B&S.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Dinesh D'Souza Channel Presents

No, we had no idea that fundamentalist freakshow & Islamist apologist D'Souza had a YouTube channel.Also (& only other item) on D.D.'s channel:Guess his books have done so poorly he's reduced to film-making.

The above, however, are nothin', y'hear, nothin', compared to this compilation:

Cindy McCain's Houses, Romney Family's Money; We Don't Have An Exact Figure

How Much is Romney Really Worth?

Forbes does an extensive analysis of Mitt Romney's wealth and estimates he's worth approximately $230 million.

Asked earlier this year for his own estimate, Romney told Univision that "It's between $150 and about $200-and-some-odd million dollars."
Not to mention the US$100 million set aside for the Five Little Romneys. Or Tagg Romney's equity firm. Hey, borrow $20,000 from your parents!

More Art Pix

Here are some things that reminded us of something aesthetic; we couldn't quite put our finger on it, 'though.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

TAITZ-Mania!

Took this photo yesterday, but it took a Wonkette item to arouse us from numbness & post it.
We voted. Have you?
Now let every Californian go forth & do her or his duty!

Conservative Compensation Report

Would all you nancy-boys & sissies stop obsessing about your "masculinity," new definitions thereof & yada? Fuck.

++especially when we read such an opening line:
David Brooksassertion today that “Obama has displayed a kind of ESPN masculinity” has raised some eyebrows. For example, the DC Examiner’s Byron York, in response, tweeted: “I’m so confused.”

The confusion, I think, is partly because Brooks didn’t really explain his concept* — at least, he didn’t explain what ESPN has to do with Obama’s masculinity or ability to connect. I will attempt to do so (with the caveat that I can’t know exactly what Brooks meant).

Think of the symbolic activities that have defined men in the past. A manly man (where I’m from, at least) might hunt, fish, drink, drive fast cars (sometimes while drinking), play contact sports, etc.
Really, "Matt Lewis & The News," when you're worrying about the definition of masculinity offered by wispy-voiced, chinless pushover Brooks (Not to ignore Byron York's Tweet!) we're already enjoying ourself at your expense; don't aggravate the amusement by using "manly man" in a not-obviously ironic manner.
*No shit?

Morning Mail

Monday, May 14, 2012

Same Sad Story

Gamer and many others who study the nature of colonial rule offer the best insights into the functioning of our corporate state. We have been, like nations on the periphery of empire, colonized. We are controlled by tiny corporate entities that have no loyalty to the nation and indeed in the language of traditional patriotism are traitors. They strip us of our resources, keep us politically passive and enrich themselves at our expense. The mechanisms of control are familiar to those whom the Martinique-born French psychiatrist and writer Frantz Fanon called “the wretched of the earth,” including African-Americans. The colonized are denied job security. Incomes are reduced to subsistence level. The poor are plunged into desperation. Mass movements, such as labor unions, are dismantled. The school system is degraded so only the elites have access to a superior education. Laws are written to legalize corporate plunder and abuse, as well as criminalize dissent. And the ensuing fear and instability—keenly felt this past weekend by the more than 200,000 Americans who lost their unemployment benefits—ensure political passivity by diverting all personal energy toward survival. It is an old, old game.
We'd type something about how screwed you are ourself but there's a ball game on, if not a nap in our future.

Oh look, hope, maybe, of a sort?
In every revolutionary movement I covered in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, the leadership emerged from déclassé intellectuals. The leaders were usually young or middle-aged, educated and always unable to meet their professional and personal aspirations. They were never part of the power elite, although often their parents had been. They were conversant in the language of power as well as the language of oppression. It is the presence of large numbers of déclassé intellectuals that makes the uprisings in Spain, Egypt, Greece and finally the United States threatening to the overlords at Goldman Sachs, ExxonMobil and JPMorgan Chase. They must face down opponents who understand, in a way the uneducated often do not, the lies disseminated on behalf of corporations by the public relations industry. These déclassé intellectuals, because they are conversant in economics and political theory, grasp that those who hold power, real power, are not the elected mandarins in Washington but the criminal class on Wall Street.
Go ahead, click the last two pp. & let us know, OK?

Always Have Your Soul-Stealing Box

If you don't, you might miss the opportunity to remove all but the vestige of humanity (& most of their clothes) from unsuspecting victims.

Bongo FurySkins!

"Here's the album that young America has been asking for..."Did the Last Poets recite their bits over these tracks?

Northern State University

Jack Bruce 69 today.Or forget those old guys:Entire discs in one fell swoop on YouTube brought to our attention by Sirius Lunacy. Next on the local action playlist,winnowed from the early '70s arena rock/AOR dross. (And Moby.)

See How They Run

video
Jaime Sabatté The aesthetics of zero waste

Art Damage

From the you-may-hit-a-paywall Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles homicide detectives were investigating the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another early Sunday at a party at the Brewery Lofts in Lincoln Heights.

Investigators sought to determine what prompted the shooting, which occurred at about 1:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Moulton Avenue, and whether it was gang-related, said Sgt. Michael Morisseau of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Division.

A 22-year-old man was pronounced dead at a local hospital; a second man was taken to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, where he was in stable condition this morning and being treated for a gunshot wound, Morisseau said.

Neither man’s name had been released and other details were not available, he said.

The lofts are part of the Brewery Arts Complex, site of a former Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery where artists now work and live in what were once industrial buildings. The complex’s website describes it as a “uniquely vibrant and creative community.”
Close call; we were arting it up Sat. night (Did not, however, extend to Sun. morn.)
Art link.
Artist & friends, framed by Ellen's & Larry's backs. 
Art hose, artist, art dog. Unvisible art dog on the leash.
Third, jaded art dog.
Venue.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

ICYM Her

Dense w/ madness (literally every sentence) this is worth several listens; no one can absorb it all on the first go-round.Be right back, have to find (5:12) of bed for this. Voilà!Close enough.

Not much later: Transcript.

Young People No Damn Good,
Says Young Fart

Today's fascist science from The Daily Caller:
Jonah Goldberg is not a fan of young people.

“It is a simple fact of science that nothing correlates more with ignorance and stupidity more than youth,” the National Review Online editor said in an interview. “We’re all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young.”

So why all the focus on the youth vote and “millennials” in politics? Goldberg says young people having so much influence in a society is unhealthy.

My view is, they’re going to run the country some day, so we should really explain why they’re so frickin’ stupid about so many things,” he said.

“The fact that young people think socialism is better than capitalism … that’s something that conservatives have to work hard to beat out of them, either literally or figurative, as far as I’m concerned,” he joked.*

Look for the full interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas Monday.
We assume that when the full interview is published we'll hear Goldberg's opinion that women shouldn't be voting (or speaking unless spoken to, really) either.

(And no, we aren't necessarily the greatest fans of those young enough to be our children & grandchildren. But beating is not the answer.)

*Good thing it was made clear that Goldberg was joking. (Except he wasn't.) If Romney could show some long-hair where it's at in 1965, why wouldn't a little educational beating help today's young people as well?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Solar Flares: As Good As
An Asteroid/Comet Strike?

Sadly, apparently not.

Romney '68

A preppie gone wrong reminisces:

Every fucking Upper School dipshit/asshole (We didn't have douchebags in those days, kids.) looked like this when we started at the Lakeside School for Boys in 1966, & looked the same in 1968, when this shot of Willard Mitt Romney was taken.

Just Our Imagination?

Not so subliminal.
No longer merely viral; now in the Internet's DNA.

More Mooks

From Wonkette's "Meetup."
Your name in lights.
Bonus: Police terror seen on the way back to the bunker.

Grate American Songbook

Couple damn poets,& the man Zimmerman called the only poet writing songs or something (Does it matter one bit if we do/don't quote exactly? Nope.) 40-some yrs. ago, Smokey.Enough embedded video to gum up if not break the In(ternet)festation yet?

Behind The Horn?

We will not watch anything called "Under the Horn."

You Only Get One Side Of The Marquee

Self-Loathing

Hey irksome tattooed (A tat! Wow that's clever! Psych! [What the hell was that & "Not!" about? Is it already time for Wayne's World nostalgia?]) out-of-towner, where the fuck-tuck-tucking hell do you think Silver Lake & elsewhere local hipsters come from? Insufferable shit-holes just like if not Tennessee is where. Insufferable shit-holes they had to leave because they were too sensitive to live in a town w/o pity, or just because Mitt Romney's 21st-century equivalent kept shaving their waxed dick-dusters. (Natives don't have to act hip; we're already from the big city.)Sound advice: "Stop that, you'll hurt your throat."

Dragged in for us (like meat) by laist.