Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ranking Trevor

Sad info from Ja.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Ranking Trevor, a top reggae toaster during the 1970s, has died, aged 60, in a traffic accident in Jamaica.

The musician’s brother, Robert Grant, says he was crushed by a car Tuesday after being knocked off his motorcycle. Police did not immediately respond to calls about the fatality.

Born Maxwell Grant, Ranking Trevor was one of the leading toasters in Jamaica during the 1970s, recording mainly for the Channel One studio. Toasting is a form of Jamaican deejaying that inspired hip-hop.

Songs such as “Caveman Skank” and “Three Piece Chicken and Chips” made the charts in England, where he lived more than 20 years.

His career declined in the 1980s and he returned to Jamaica a decade later.

He is survived by his mother, eight siblings and 15 children.

Cute

Nice bears, huh?
Screw KTLA & their crummy can't-change-the-size embed code.

B For The Bread

Note from Senior Management:

Andrew Breitbart is, and always will be irreplaceable. But he left behind a legacy that continues to inspire, and a road map for anybody willing to seek out the truth. In honor of Andrew, we are proud to present a brand new weekly feature entitled #WAR, where we will choose a video that reminds us all of the unique and powerful ways in which he chose to fight for all that he believed, in an effort to level the playing field such that more voices could be heard.
Death throes?
The first installment of #WAR features exclusive and never seen before footage shot in February 2010 at the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville. Speaking to friends Jim Hoft, Glenn Reynolds, Dana Loesch, and Evan Maloney, it was this conversation along with Andrew’s speech earlier in the evening that inspired the filmmakers to immediately begin work on what would eventually become the documentary: "Hating Breitbart."
Note the table of New Media cretins hanging on every word: By their friends & employees you will know them.The NYT & CNN? Christ on two crutches.

Irreplacable? Hardly. Nor is Ghost Breitbart irretrievable. Whether a representation was screaming "WAR, BITCHES!" through the screen & speakers of the world's devil-boxes five mins. ago or five yrs. ago, what difference in the Age of the Digital Dead? Might as well not even have died Breitbart's heroic death.

Feeling The Edge Of The Carving Knife

Raymond Chandler nothing, it's the humidity, not the dry Santa Ana winds.
Not keen enough. Yet.
Now reading 84°F. (28+°C) Clamminess factor: Briefs only.

Parental Fedora Warning

Do not make your hideous mutant clones into fucking hipsters, you stupid jerks. They'll never live it down.
That stingy-brim is not adequate solar protection either.

Behind In Our "Work"

How far behind? Didn't make it to see THE ROCK w/o wrappings until the day before Bastille Day. Three wks. ago.
Oh, THE ROCK.
Squash the squares already.
Very disappointed to see bolts. Doubt if they'd hold.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Labor In The 21st Century

Exemplified by Chinese investment in Africa.
Zambian miners killed a Chinese supervisor and seriously wounded another on Saturday in a pay dispute at the Collum coal mine, labour minister Fackson Shamenda said on Sunday.

Chinese companies have invested more than $1bn in Zambia's copper industry, but animosity towards them is growing as Zambian workers accuse firms of abuses and underpaying.

Workers at Collum, 325km (200 miles) south of the capital, Lusaka, attacked Chinese bosses, demanding wage rises in line with those stipulated by the government last month.

[...]

"We are yet to establish the exact circumstances, but the report I have is that one Chinese was killed and another injured as the workers demanded the new minimum wage," said Shamenda.

Two years ago, Zambian police charged two Chinese supervisors at Collum with attempted murder following the shooting of 13 miners in a pay dispute.

China, which is hungry for resources, is investing heavily in Africa, a supplier of oil and raw materials such as copper and uranium, but critics have warned that its companies are importing their poor track record on workers' rights.
Wake up Americans: You're next.

50 Yrs. Ago Today

A somewhat freer Jamaica was established. Fuck you, Limeys. W/ special attention to Chris Blackwell here.Almost 50 yrs. ago:

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Crush The Fascist Police Insect!

It is to laugh:
Updated: Friday, 03 Aug 2012, 5:11 AM MDT
Published : Friday, 03 Aug 2012, 5:10 AM MDT
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Working in a stout former bank building with windows closed and air conditioners humming, Orleans County sheriff's deputies didn't know what was happening in their parking lot until a neighbor called 911.

A man on a big farm tractor, angry about his recent arrest for resisting arrest and marijuana possession, was rolling across their vehicles — five marked cruisers, one unmarked car and a transport van.

By the time they ran outside, the tractor was down the driveway and out onto the road.

With their vehicles crushed, "We had nothing to pursue him with," said Chief Deputy Philip Brooks.
When the right time comes it will be dread for sure!And continue to laugh. We also laughed at "Northeast Kingdom." There's a reason we fly over you people.

Health Ranger Speaks Against Chick-fil-A

Remember the guy who made a big stir in the loon-o-sphere w/ allegations that the most recent Aurora massacre was a false flag operation by, you know, the FBI or someone?

Whatever will the loons have to say about this, then?

Chick-fil-A sandwiches contain MSG, HFCS and anti-foaming chemicals; eating them is a sin in the eyes of God

or (emphasis by the author):

Poisoning your body with MSG is a violation of Christian values

Listen up, Christians. I hate to break this news to ya, but eating chemically-laced fast food is a VIOLATION of GOD's will The Bible teaches that your body is your temple. If you poison your body with chemicals, you act in violation of God's will and the teachings of the Bible. Yeah, it's true.

Genesis 1:29
And God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food."
God did NOT say, "Eat a processed, fast food chicken sandwich made with MSG and anti-foaming chemicals!"

Corinthians 3:16
"Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple."
By consuming MSG sandwiches at fast food restaurants, you actually join the ranks of those you accuse of living in sin! So if you line up at a fast food restaurant serving MSG, and you point the finger at gay people and say, "THEY are living in sin!" then you're technically a hypocrite.
WAKE UP SHEEPLE1!1
I dare say, fix your own diet first before you condemn other people of living in sin. And I say this as a person who agrees with most Christian values, by the way. I believe in God, I believe in moral philosophy and I personally choose traditional family values. But I also believe in living with authenticity, honoring your physical and spiritual self, and acting with complete congruence in what you speak.

Unlike most Americans, I treat my body like a temple, which is why I would never line up at Chick-fil-A and poison my flesh with MSG. Anyone who does that is acting in violation of core Christian values, which is what makes this anti-boycott so incredibly ridiculous. In fact, anyone who actually claims to follow the teachings of Christ and then goes out and poisons their body with excesses of gluttony, alcohol, tobacco, psychiatric medications and chemical consumption is living a sinful lie and will probably go straight to Hell. The whole point of the drug industry, the processed food industry and the chemical products industry is to trick you into poisoning yourself and violating your own sacred temple, seducing you into the Satanic agenda of self destruction.

If you think eating Chick-fil-A is a pathway to Heaven, you have been insidiously misled. You want real nutrition that's congruent with the teachings of Christianity? Buy supplements from Garden of Life or Living Fuel. Both of those companies are led by nutritional champions who espouse Christian values and don't consume junk food. If you call yourself a Christian and you don't practice good nutrition, all the prayer in the world won't save you from cancer, diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer's. God helps those who help themselves, and before you lash out at anyone else over their actions or their beliefs, you need to get the junk ingredients, GMOs, chemicals and medications out of your own body (and brain) first.
Or you could pull your head our of your ass, wipe the shit off your eyes & take a look around, Nature Boy.

Spotted by sfist.

Fly-Over Country

Not just Traverse City, Mich.
Truly, this man is a jerk. But a jerk perfectly adapted to his very specific time and place, an Eisenhower-Generation or early-Boomer white Christian Midwestern male who prospered because the post-war American government ran an economy designed to reward straight white men who would marry, breed large families, and work to support the economy that supported those families.
Also an apt description of the many Okie-descended fuckheads once employed in No&SoCal's aerospace/"defense" industry who couldn't see the forest for the trees but were glad to share their secrets to success w/ you.

What Sets Us Apart

Bouffant exceptionalism: Virtually every time we've typed these or similar lines,
Some days, I feel I have seen it all. Other days, I just don’t want to get out of bed.
we've highlighted them, hit delete (Or backspace. Choice is good.) & gone the hell back to bed, or resumed looking at other idiotic crap on the Internet about which we could make a more coherent rant/whine/spew on the Internet, because mere ennui, revolt & disgust seems to invoke tedium in others. (How the hell do you think we feel?)

We then read the rest of the paragraph & realized not only were our concerns trivial & petty compared to the reasons the author has for not moving, we still don't care about his silly problems.

Our other exception is that we give it away. Bet ol' moneybags there gets at least $50 a pop for his musings on mortality.

Fifty Yrs. Ago Today

M. Monroe. The first celebrity death we remember remembering. And that's all we have to add.

Pink Slime Gasket Murder Meat

ABC12 image
KENOSHA, Wis. -- Kenosha Beef International Ltd. is recalling nearly 19 tons of frozen bacon-cheeseburger patties because they may contain pieces of gasket material.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall Thursday on behalf on the Kenosha company.

The USDA says the products being recalled are 2-pound cartons containing six patties of Sam's Choice Fireside Gourmet Black Angus Beef Patties Bacon and Aged Cheddar. They were distributed in Indiana, Maine, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin.

The packages have the establishment number "EST425B" and "best if used by" date code of 120812B.

The USDA says Kenosha Beef alerted it to the problem after receiving a consumer complaint. The USDA says there have been no reports of injuries or illnesses.

A telephone message left with Kenosha Beef was not immediately returned.
For the best in radio humor, play this while wrapping your lips around the above syllables. Should take about as long.

Focus: Yes/No?

A simple-enough dichotomy, yet the editorial camera constantly struggles w/ it.
Mere seconds:
Don't make us read the fucking manual, NIKON Vietnam Inc.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Crackers

A Chick-fil-A employee recounts work on "Tell The Queers to Shove It by Shoveling Chick-fil-A in Your Face" day.
Customers sang “God Bless America” in the dining room. They vocalized their support for “family values” in a way that made me want to vomit.
This can help.
No one really stopped talking about the reasons why today was as busy as it was. The people I work alongside kept going on and on about how powerful it was to be part of such a righteous movement, and how encouraged they were to know that there were so many people who agree with Dan Cathy. They went on at great length about how it was wrong not just for gays to marry, but to exist. One kid, age 19, said “I hope the gays go hungry.”

I nearly walked out then and there. That epitomizes the characteristics of these evangelical “Christians” who are so vocally opposed to equal rights. Attitudes like that are the opposite of Christ-like.

[...]

The evangelical bigots have their ignorance bases covered. Chick-fil-A employees, LGBT or not, will be absolutely fine. Bible thumpers are going to voice their support with greenbacks, as they always have done.

When this first started, I implored my friends and allies not to boycott. Now, if I didn’t work there, I’d be boycotting too. That much hypocrisy and hatred leaves a bad taste in my mouth, and the last thing I want to eat is their chicken.
Liberal A-BMs!! Also drones trapped in a concrete canyon between Chick-fil-A on wheels & a Starbucks. God Bless America.Get a grip on the issue here, Mr. "Pro-Life." Meat is murder. Stop breaking eggs!
Edited up post-publishing, because we can. Over & done at 2205PDT.
— M.B.

Art Beat Up-Date

Might be fun. Could still make it there 20ish.
Probably won'tNot bloody likely.

Sea Birds

Domesticated gull. Went from table to table
on the railing of the waterfront restaurant hoping for scraps.
Pelican strafing run.
Also saw a seal break water; too busy eating to shoot.

Before Linux Too

Mikey advises:
Those 16" guns could fire a shell that weighed over a ton more than twenty miles using 700 pounds of gunpowder and hit a moving ship. All before we had Microsoft Windows ...
What is put into the gun & blown up & out.
As we understand it, computing was advanced by WWII developments in accurately lobbing these things 20 miles.

San Pedro

Visited the battleship yesterday. Smaller than the movies, but what isn't?
Later, mere blks. from the Iowa, went to see grunion, saw none. Excellent moonrise over Pedro. The only shot wethe robo-camera managed that was even close to focused.
Next time, the tripod. Pelicans, too.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sports Up-Date

Angel Boligan, Cagle Cartoons, El Universal, Mexico City

LEGO™

Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill!
(I got a rage to live!)

The ideal of Death from Above (at no physical risk to the death dealer) is achieved.
When he was deployed in Iraq, “you land and there’s no more weapons on your F-16, people have an idea of what you were just involved with.” Now he steps out of a dark room of video screens, his adrenaline still surging after squeezing the trigger, and commutes home past fast-food restaurants and convenience stores to help with homework — but always alone with what he has done.

“It’s a strange feeling,” he said. “No one in my immediate environment is aware of anything that occurred.”
Now do you fear the Reaper?
The Reaper is among the drones that pilots at Hancock operate,
killing insurgents and protecting American troops overseas.
Image: Heather Ainsworth for The New York Times
Possibly related: The "Active Shooter Event."

Third Eye Opens At Last

Snoop DoggLion goes rasta.
He added: “I feel I have always been a Rastafari. I just didn’t have my third eye open, but it’s wide open right now.”
Whatever, dude. Here are actual O.G.s from actual JA, compare & contrast-stylee.
One song, for instance, “No Guns Allowed,” is a plea for the banning of handguns, a position he says he has finally come around to.

“I have always wanted to make a song that could really stand for something,” he said. “I could never make a song called ‘No Guns Allowed’ because I was supposed to be a gangsta.”

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Tale Of Two Tabs

Seeing this we started making a noise some might have recognized as
at least similar to "I've Got Rhythm," then realized why: We'd recently opened this & were going to give it a listen.

Open Your Box

ABC News:
EGYPT: REOPENING TOMBS TO DRAW TOURISTS BACK
Amid the ongoing turmoil following Egypt’s revolution, the Washington Post reports Egypt is planning to reopen tombs, many for the first time in decades, to draw tourists back to the land of the pyramids. The tomb of Queen Meresankh III will be opened for the first time in nearly 25 years, as will five other tombs of high priests.
Damn, we're not even mailing it in.

OK, Everything Usable In That Folder's Been Used

Still can't quite get a grip on the concept that there's a lump of rock visibly drifting 238,900 miles (384,400 km) above our head. Can you?

This Never Grows Old

Does it?
Honestly we're a little dulled out w/ living inside a cliché. You can't look up w/o seeing some of the damn things.

Not The Only Rug Store We Saw
That Had Gone Out Of Business


As could be imagined, we didn't bother w/ the first one. This is becoming a bakery or something. Rugs are o-u-t out this yr.

Reflections

— of the current economic slump.
You got an "A" but you went broke selling coffee?

Jungles

The sky above,
the mudconcrete below.