Monday, October 1, 2012

Current ExpectationsPossibilities

Not entirely unlikely: The former Brooklyn Bums could still, maybe, luck their way into a play-off for the second, one game wild card spot. And once there, they will be summarily sent to the golf course for the remainder of the baseball play-offs. Or they could even get to that second wild card spot before being consigned to oblivion.

Voting Is For Losers

As uncompromising purity types whine about having to choose between the lesser (or not) of two evils in the upcoming electoral distraction, the final clause of this quote from one-time Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong has been more & more in our mind.
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. It cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another. Every Communist must grasp the truth: Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Live it, or live w/ it!

Quote lifted from DOC40, who added this visual aid:
A bolt-action rifle may not be the weapon of choice today.

Don't Believe The Hype

If you went by the K-Mart at Third & Fairfax today hoping to get into some mischief but were dissuaded by the pigmobile parked in front you were had, sucker!
That is not a real police car. Probably once was, but no more. We decided to take a closer peep inside (through the very tinted windows) & noted there was nothing inside. No computer, no radio, no shotgun rack, no cage in the back. We'd guess it might have been in an accident (Millions of US$ have been paid by the City of L.A. to settle police accident claims.) & was restored enough to look good on the outside.
And it's grubby.
Although it appears they run the wipers once in a while.
Note the numbers, & if any of the criminals out there see this unit in front of anything, go on in & help yourselves.

Life In Hell

Going out, in potentially 100°F temperature.

OK, OK, low 90s around us. We do not live in the San Fernando Valley. (If you could call it "living.")

Allegedly 110° (heat index/"feels like" a mere 106°) in Studio City.

Furriners may convert here.

Song Of The Wk.

Repress yourself:"After Lymon went solo in mid-1957, both his career and those of the Teenagers fell into decline. At age 25, he was found dead in his grandmother's bathroom from a heroin overdose."

We Told You We Weren't Paranoid

To your attention

I want you to read this message very carefully and that you keep the secret until further notice. You do not need to know or who I am or where I come from. I was paid an advance of $30 000 to eliminate you. My sponsors one of which is what we can call a friend gave me the reasons I noted. I am more than ten days and now I know that you are innocent of what you are accused. Do not try to warn or send this message to the FBI or the police because I know that I'll have to do the job for which I was paid. Note that this is the first time that I betrayed my employer.

Look, I'll do everything I can so that we can meet before but I need $15,000.
You have nothing to be afraid of me, I can come see you in your office or home, it is up to you to decide. Never attempt recording or filming our upcoming meeting. It will pay 10,000 to the account I will tell you, this before our first meeting. Once payment is made, I will give you the file that contains the names and queries sponsors. This is a good evidence that can be used to sue if you wish. The balance of the payment will be settled later. For the moment this is not the trouble I give you my phone number because you will cooperate. I have your picture and other important information about you. I was involved with my team in the Yemen Arab Republic. You must not ask me any questions.

Quickly confirm for your good.

Amelia Antonello

Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Sunset For Sunday

Actually taken two wks. ago tomorrow,
in Westwood.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Kawffe

It's National Coffee Day, but at this hr. it's too fucking late to get any free cups of joe from 7-Eleven.
Researchers this year found that java drinkers who average several cups per day have the lowest risk of death during the study. Another study this month found evidence that the brew can reduce physical pain.
Between the aspirin & the coffee we should live to a ripe (odor-wise) old age & piss on many graves (coffee being a diuretic). And new info about the reefer might inspire us to return it to our list of vices.

Friday, September 28, 2012

A Warning To The Bosses

Hey bossman, karma is a bitch.

A shame, probably (we didn't know him; could as easily as not been have been scum who also deserved it) that the UPS guy was murdered, but dig bossman Reuven:
"The standards were really high," Norlander said. "Reuven was driven. If you didn't live up to his expectations, you failed."
Sounds like a fucking jerk to us. Who is he to judge? Who failed this time?

And it's always disappointing when these bright sensitive loners (Hey! That's us!) kill themselves rather than go totally hog-wild.
Police who searched his home across town in south Minneapolis found a second handgun and packaging for 10,000 rounds of ammunition, but no obvious answers.
10,000 rounds? Many more bosses could have been sent where they belong.

Friday Night News Dump

We were going to post a picture of a big lump of crap that we have (The photo, not the lump of dump itself.) but it was making even us a little queasy.

Count your fucking blessings.

MURDER!

Nothing to see here, just move along ...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

"Chinga" Meteorite

An ancient Buddhist statue that was recovered by a Nazi expedition in the 1930s was originally carved from a highly valuable meteorite.
Researchers say the 1,000-year-old object with a swastika on its stomach is made from a rare form of iron with a high content of nickel.

They believe it is part of the Chinga meteorite, which crashed about 15,000 years ago.
From the Beeb. Why we snicker.

Do Evil To Google. Now!

Any one else having trouble composing when a YouTube video has been embedded? We sure are, & we're getting very angry.

If only you chump-ass losers would get off your lard-asses & get to Mtn. View (an unspeakable shit-hole when we were Bay Area residents, & doubtless only made worse by Gurgle's presence there) w/ torches, pitchforks & some big-ass magnets w/ which to destroy their servers & everything stored on them.

Fucking Stanford/Hoover Institution assholes.

File this one under "Chopping off the hands of those who feed you shit, & shoving their hands up their asses before they bleed out."

Harvester Of Eyes

And spreader of lies about "his" job-creating, Mitt Romney.
TRANSCRIPT: Bain Capital is an investment partnership which was formed to invest in startup companies and ongoing companies, then to take an active hand in managing them and hopefully, five to eight years later, to harvest them at a significant profit…
Corn concludes:
In this clip, Romney mentioned that it would routinely take up to eight years to turn around a firm—though he now slams the president for failing to revive the entire US economy in half that time.

WAKE UP!!

And as expressed by poets.

More Mormon Milk

Well, well, we didn't know TIME® had hidden its stale shit behind a paywall (Kind of like locking a pint of Popov in the high-dollar liquor case at the supermarket, innit?) but they have, so thanks to Political Wire for providing some of this horseshit from supreme Washington Media Village hack Jon Meacham.
"By cultural and theological conditioning, Romney expects life to be difficult, even confounding -- hence the need for the analytical skills of a management consultant. Mormons are accustomed to conflict and expect persecution. The Mormon sense of destiny gives followers a part in a divine story, a larger saga of the conflict between good and evil, infusing their lives with both great purpose and keen pragmatism. Viewing Romney through the lens of the Mormon understanding of history helps explain his ambition, his devotion to personal liberty and his comfort with expediency.... As a devout Mormon leader, Romney knows his church history, and he knows that difficulty and doubt are inherent elements of life. The key thing is to remain faithful, to serve, to press ahead -- to the next territory that might welcome you, to the next voter who might decide to give you a chance."
"His comfort w/ expediency." In the English of truth this would be expressed: "Romney lies like a rug, w/ the complete approval of his religion," but of course an Episcopalian suckwad like Meacham is too politehas too big a stick up his ass to express something so vulgar (or true).

Theocracy? You Tell Us.

For added kicks, let's look at the opening paragraph of Meacham's poop:
On the eve of America's bicentennial in 1976, a leading authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rose to speak at the Mormons' biannual General Conference in Salt Lake City. "Can we maintain our basic freedoms, peace and prosperity for another 200 years?" he asked, rhetorically, before continuing, "The answer to this question is yes, if we shall individually repent and conform to the laws of the God of this land, who is Jesus Christ."
As conveniently interpreted for you by a bunch of wretched old men who call themselves prophets. Remember, this was two yrs. before the old men decided that "colored people" were OK by them. Sort of.

Some previous coverage of how you fucking sheep are being lied to on a daily basis.

More Abuse & Threats For A Moron

Oh look, here is the cretin who developed Battery Bar, one shit named Chris Thompson:
Legible:

Source Code

Development has ceased on Task Reporter and somewhere along the way, I lost the original source code.

If you'd like to see the source, use .NET Reflector to disassemble the executable.
Jesus fuck, he "lost the original source code?" What the hell? If he has a dick, he's lucky it's permanently attached. (Although that can be changed, if you know what we mean.)

Luckily for jerk-off Thompson he appears to be a dirty filthy foreign person who is 16 hrs. ahead of us (east cost of Australia, then) & therefore pretty much unreachable in the flesh that we would strip from his bones were we to get a hold of him. Not that we wouldn't swim the Pacific to seriously hurt this guy & fuck his mother in return for the anxiety & wasted time he caused us. Five mins. worth of suffering on our part, at least.

WARNING!! DANGER!!

Do not install the piece of shit program "Battery Bar" on your devil-box, no matter how many morons recommend it, as it will make your taskbar useless; not a good thing when your desktop isn't cluttered w/ icons & you start most programs from the taskbar.

(The list of those who will be put against a wall & shot when the revolution comesany fucking day now increases by one. Do these people know w/ whom they have fucked?)

Search Bait From The Spam Trap

sex between photographer brother and model sister guys in jockstraps helicopter porn scene video clip university of lagos postgraduate school website

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ours Too!

Down w/ our cuzzes in ELA!
A barista explained that the most popular drink was the caramel Frappuccino.
Commenter L Kay can go fuck him- or herself, however:
Yikes! Over 410 calories in a 16 ounce Caramel Frap. I hope those making it the most popular drink are having the drinks as very occasional treats and not as a frequently-consumed item. No wonder Type 2 diabetes and childhood obesity are on the rise.
Nannies are Nazis!

Milk Before The Meat

Considering that his cultish con job of a religion is based on lies that shouldn't fool any semi-rational third-grader, & that said religion is happy to lie about itself in its attempts to con more suckers, why is anyone mystified by the non-stop bullshit that spews from Romney & his campaign?We certainly aren't, but we're much more knowledgeable than the clowns who run the nat'l. media, who are somehow amazed that lying sacks of shit lie like rugs. Which commandment is the "No Lying" one again, people of faith?

Robot Threat Continues

It is the official position of Just Another Blog (From L.A.)™ that we do not want our toaster or any other kitchen appliances connected to the Internet, wireless or otherwise. What is wrong w/ these people?

Too Late!

Warned of the robot menace/plague & suddenly we are advised "There is a problem w/ your battery, so your computer might shut down suddenly."

What the fuck? Four yrs. of using the damn thing 16/18 hrs. a day (seldom on battery power, by the way) 99 out of 100 days & it goes bad? How much will this cost us?

No Humans Required

Younger people are fucked. We will be dead. Capitalists & their Jee-ziz freak buddies will do a 180 & be calling for mandatory abortions, sterilizations & euthanasia to reduce the dependent population. Ha ha, fuck you, humanoid loser.
One possibly positive result:
Among the robot-era rich, the big winners might be landlords and resource owners, whose income does not depend on doing things that computer programs might do better, but merely on ownership of particular parcels of property. Mineral rights owners might be tomorrow’s answer to today’s hedge fund tycoons. Of all forms of wealth, passive income from the ownership of property is the least justified in terms of personal merit or effort. Look for anti-landlord campaigns like that of Henry George in the 19th century to make a comeback in the 21st.
Why fucking wait? Kill them now, & use a robot to do it!

The Good Life*

Managed to sleep from about 0330 until 1345. Squares w/ jobs are invited to reëxamine their pathetic fucking existences & the horrible choices they made that put them there.

Nothing like being morally superior.
*Original Freudian slip/typo title: "The Goof Life."

Atonement

The Christ-killersJews have started their half-assed one day of fasting. Their fellow Abrahamic fuck-faces, the Muslins, must really believe in a gawd, because during their stupid Ramalamadingdong festival, they half-fast for a month, not just the one day the Hebes require.

Either way it's bullshit. Note how the CatholicsChildren's Church of Perversion has a festival of denial themselves, but those rapists only give up meat, jacking off, humping the helpless or whatever for a mo. or so, & don't even fast.

Guess we know who'll win the big religious war: The most serious fasters, obviously.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Six Fucking Wks.

Six wks. of interminable-seeming suffering until the election, seven wks. or so until the unreconstructed cretins, morons, idiots, & imbeciles that compose America hit Peak Wingnut & rise up in revolution against the usurper. That's a landslide we'll be happy to see: Crackers vs. the U.S. Army. (Minus the deserters, of course.) They'll be spread out in a fine pinkish slime all over those roads they didn't build.

Bring it, you fucking losers.

Monday, September 24, 2012

New Ottoman Empire

Crikey, what a maroon! Someone please put Louie & the rest of the nation out of his & our suffering.

Song Of The Wk. & V.O.

V.O., preferred by some locally.

Hope Springs Eternal

Fingers crossed this is the solution.
New virus, or mole? Either way we want it to kill you all.
British health authorities have alerted the U.N. of a new respiratory virus in a severely ill patient from Qatar.

The man was sickened by a coronavirus, which causes most common colds but also causes SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome. In 2003, SARS killed hundreds of people, mostly in Asia, in a short-lived outbreak.

Britain's Health Protection Agency said in a statement late Sunday that the 49-year-old patient had recently traveled to Saudi Arabia.

The U.N. health agency says virus samples from the patient were almost identical to those of a 60-year-old Saudi national who died earlier this year.

The World Health Organization says it is trying to determine the public health implications of the two cases but isn't currently recommending travel restrictions.

Hatin' On America For The Wrong Reasons

Right wing doodie-heads type shit about America.
So I gather, anyhow, from The New Leviathan: The State Versus the Individual in the 21st Century and Future Tense: The Lessons of Culture in an Age of Upheaval, two compilations of jeremiads by the conservatives’ intellectual crème de la froth. Individually published in pamphlet form over the past three years by Encounter Books honcho Roger Kimball, the essays of The New Leviathan aim to bring, he says, “an 18th-century sense of political urgency and rhetorical wit” to the modern age.
Bring back the rhetorical wit & politics of 1720!

These now-bookified pamphlets feature many regular NRO contributors; where else to go for hateful idiocy w/ a fine patina of pretension & psuedo-intellect? Lines are drawn, however; this shit is serious, & no Jonahs need apply:
It’s worth remembering that Kimball’s contributors represent the respectable—indeed, in their own minds, the high-minded—face of conservative thinking. (Pimples on the body politic’s rump like, say, Jonah Goldberg are blessedly MIA, although it may go without saying that the heterodox likes of David Frum are too.) Yet with few exceptions, Richard Hofstadter’s “paranoid style” is in full cry. Never particularized as to personnel but clearly meaning us no good, shadowy entities like “globalists” and “the international Left” flit malignantly through essay after essay, like the Comintern trying out a casual-Fridays look.
Further proof about Charles Murray:
Then somebody parodying Charles Murray—apparently with Murray’s permission, since his byline isn’t in quotes—applies “historiometric methods” to determine the preconditions for a great culture. Anyone capable of claiming that “artistic elites have been conspicuously nihilist for the last century” is destined to sound brainy only on Twitter, but Murray futzes around a good deal before his roundhouse punch: “Religiosity is indispensable to a major stream of artistic accomplishment.”
Enough w/ the reiteration already; read it yourself.

Did We Miss Anything?

Barely aware the Emmys® were on last night; could not possibly, &c. ...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Footsball Riot?

Crowd at NFL game in Baltimore chanting "BULLSHIT!" very clearly over the publicNBC's airwaves, in reaction to scab referees.

Announcer Al Michaels on the labor issues: "Who knows who's right or wrong ... yada yada." Bullshit. Screw you, Al.

Walled Garden Report

Iran Announces Plan To Launch Domestic Internet By March 2013 (And To Block Google Today)

No word as to whether Mark Zuckerberg or any of the other Facebook founders were assisting the Iranians w/ their effort.

Self-Deportation

Once things get crummy enough (or are made miserable enough) they'll self-deport, sez Romney.

Apparently this is also popular w/ people who have no place to deport themselves but heaven, or elsewhere.
Suicide is now the leading cause of injury-related death in America, and the economy may be to blame
(Maybe Mitt will give these losers the old posthumous baptism & they can find work under him when he moves on up to his own planet.)
An extremely disturbing new study published in the American Journal of Public Health finds that suicides have replaced car accidents as the leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S. This is partly because deaths from automobile accidents are down* — that’s the good news.

But the truly catastrophic news is that the suicide rate has increased dramatically: between 2000 and 2009, according to data from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, deaths by suicide went up by 15%, and deaths from poisoning increased by a whopping 128%. Moreover, researchers say that many of the poisoning deaths, which are labeled as “accidental,” may actually be intentional. According to the study’s author, Professor Ian Rockett, an epidemiologist at West Virginia University, “Suicides are terribly undercounted; I think the problem is much worse than official data would lead us to believe.” He added “there may be 20 percent or more unrecognized suicides.”
Note well: From 2000 to 2009, under the George W. Bush administration. Maybe he could kill himself in solidarity. Or choke on to death on a fucking pretzel.
*This is only because people can't afford to drive as much as when they had money. If the economy picks up there'll be more hamburger on the highways.

W/ Jesus Now

Our cable system having (after a mere nine yrs. of negotiation) agreed just yesterday to carry the NFL Network, we will be worshiping at the Church of Football (American) rather than surfing the Internet & posting inane drivel today.

Oh look, Cleveland ... uh, no ... Cincy & Wash., wait, now it's N'awlins/somewhere ... no, back to Cincy & Wash., a flag is tossed ... 'Niners/Vikings now ...

Amen.

Sunday Sermon

OUTRAGE!!
25 yrs. moaning about this? Really.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Memories, Palm Trees

From hither
Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the scene at 1412 N. Martel Ave. just after noon today, but it was too late for the tree trimmer.
& yon:
The male victim is at least 30 feet off the ground at 1412 N. Martel Ave., and will likely remain there for several hours as firefighters determine the best way to remove the body.
A deal to us, as we lived at 1430 N. Martel from 1974-85, when we moved to the 3600 (or so) blk. of Effie St., close to this property advertised for US$20.00/mo. in Dec. 1934. 51 yrs. later, our three-room dump ran US$600.00/mo. And it was a literal dump: No heat, broken windows, eventually we had to drill a hole in the wall & let the kitchen sink drain onto the porch.
Not actually so near to Sunset & Hoover.
Tip o' the M.B. chapeau to Jesus Sanchez of The Eastsider for e-mailing us the actual advert.

Rent when we moved into the Martel address was US$232.50/mo. (The $2.50 might have been for the refrigerator.)

Questions yada ... (ANSWERED-UPDATED)

The concerned & committed computer user will ask himself "Are we really going to watch that hoor Jewel whoring for Mall★Wart in that tab that's been open the last three days?"

UPDATE (2040PDT 22 September 2012): Turns out yes.
I HATE the cancer that is wal-mart. If wal-mart was a nazi concentration camp, Jewel would be the ss guard working the gas chamber. horsesflu2 hours ago
NB: Jewel whores for Mall★Wart, not K-Mart. An error in the original version of this item stated the opposite. Big fucking difference, huh?

NC2A Ivy League Re-Cap

Cornell 3542, Yale 06 at the halfend of the third quarter. Suck on that, eggheads!

Fall Is Fallen

Put your white threads back in the closet & start dressing like a pimp again!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Have Love Will Travel

Just heard this wailer used on the telly to sell cars.We present it here, uncut & uncensored, to wash off some of the stench of commercialism.

Pier, Tree, Ghost Beach

Even If It's Friday ...

... you can't make us care.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Weak ... Obama Bows To Enraged Kiwis

Another Obama administration official is on an appeasement and apology tour, this time going next-door to the very bottom of the world just to let a tiny island nation of simple sheep-herding (but English-speaking, if you know what I mean) folk push us around by being anti-nuclear and keeping our sailors off their silly beaches. No one would even exist without those little atomic nucleons, which the whiny anti-nuke liberals/science people should know; where these shepherds get goofy ideas like that I don't know, but Obama's Defense Czar is whispering and needs to grow a pair of big sticks and put on his man-pants too.
(Reuters) - The United States has lifted a ban on visits by New Zealand warships to U.S. defense and coast guard bases around the world, further thawing relations after a 26-year stand-off on nuclear issues.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made the announcement during a visit to New Zealand on Friday. He said Washington would lift restrictions on military exercises and facilitate more talks with New Zealand even though Wellington maintains its long-held nuclear-free stance.

For the first time since the suspension of the ANZUS Treaty in 1986, Washington will allow individual visits by Royal New Zealand Navy ships to U.S. Department of Defense or Coast Guard facilities in the United States and around the world, Panetta said in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city.
Following such a display of weakness I expect more dead American diplomats within hours. Their blood will be on your hands, Nobama.

Still More Filler

Seeing just how irksome the new & immutable interfaces in Blogger are, we noticed the stats & keywords for the last few hrs.
Bow wow wow.

Improvement: Now opens the preview page each time the preview button is clicked; previously it only did so the first time the button was clicked. Worth it?

Nelson Muntz Moment

Several high-end paintings and a 2010 red Porsche Carrera 4S are among $10 million worth of luxury goods missing from a home in Santa Monica that was burglarized last week while the resident was on a trip, authorities said Wednesday. 
Police are investigating the theft, which included paintings by such artists as California Impressionist painter Guy Rose and landscape artist Hanson Duvall Puthuff. Also stolen were five luxury watches, wine and cash. 
The burglary occurred at a home in the 500 block of 12th Street between 3 p.m. Sept. 12 and 8 p.m. Friday, according to a Santa Monica police statement.
We were in S.M. on Monday, dammit. This week, not last. Here is a picture of the crane that currently dominates the downtown S.M. skyline.
You see a red Porsche in here, officer?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Song We Like ...

... that wasn't available on the YouTube until semi-recently."... that the President had died/But it didn't bother me 'cause I was still alive."

Screw This Pirate Bullshit

19 September is not fucking "Talk Like a Pirate Day," it is the day gun-shot American president Jimbo Garfield expired, way, way back there in 1881.

Born on this date (in 1980): Canadian songstresses Tegan & Sara.

Other deaths on this date: Skeeter Davis, 2004.Can't get any more mawkish, can you?

UPDATE (1050PDT 19 September 2012): Also, a web log has a birthday.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Axis Of Evil

David Frum types it like it is:
The background to so much of the politics of the past four years is the mood of apocalyptic terror that has gripped so much of the American upper class.

Hucksters of all kinds have battened on this terror. They tell them that free enterprise is under attack; that Obama is a socialist, a Marxist, a fascist, an anti-colonialist. Only by donating to my think tank, buying my book, watching my network, going to my movie, can you - can we - stop him before he seizes everything to give to his base of "bums," as Charles Murray memorably called them.

And what makes it all both so heart-rending and so outrageous is that all this is occurring at a time when economically disadvantaged Americans have never been so demoralized and passive, never exerted less political clout. No Coxey's army is marching on Washington, no sit-down strikes are paralyzing factories, no squatters are moving onto farmer's fields. Occupy Wall Street immediately fizzled, there is no protest party of the political left.

The only radical mass movement in this country is the Tea Party, a movement to defend the interests of elderly incumbent beneficiaries of the existing welfare state. Against that movement is a government of liberal technocrats dependent on campaign donations from a different faction of the American super-rich than that which backs Mitt Romney himself.

From the greatest crisis of capitalism since the 1930s, the rights and perquisites of wealth have emerged undiminished - and the central issue in this election is whether those rights and perquisites shall be enhanced still more, or whether they should be allowed to slip back to the level that prevailed during the dot.com boom.

Yet even so, the rich and the old are scared witless! Watch the trailer of Dinesh D'Souza's new movie to glimpse into their mental universe: chanting swarthy mobs, churches and banks under attack, angry black people grabbing at other people's houses.

It's all a scam, but it's a spectacularly effective scam. Mitt Romney tried to make use of the scam, and now instead has fallen victim to it himself.
Christ, what assholes.

Death Wish Up-Date

We suppose it would be too stupid & obvious at this point if Romney campaign plane Hair Farce One were to meet an unfortunate end, giving arrogant & stupid sick fuck William Kristol the Ryan-Rubio ticket he feels he deserves.

Besides, we'd like Willard Mitt Romney to suffer a bit before he is shuffled off to his new planet which he will populate w/ his spirit babies.

The Way Of All Flesh

Went to the continental edge & discovered that in the two yrs. & a few mos. since we last visited the croaker we've gained almost two stone. Oink.

Also disappointing: While the Santa Monica Arby's® is no more, the Wendy's® promised to replace it remains in the future.
In ruins.
Apparently few of these hat-shaped signs remain.
Couldn't get any rare sci-fi either.
Just kidding. It's been there for yrs.; never seen it open.

Song Of The Day

Because we just heard it played as an outro on telebision.Small world after all.

Corporations Are Countries Too, My Friend

The United States of Lexus, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese giant Toyota.

First Look: More Romney Video!

NY's own Big Bad Bald Bastard went w/ this video of Romney addressing his base (zillionaires) almost three wks. ago, even though dissauded (Click this for the all-important context!) by a rump. Now its authenticity's been confirmed (put quotes where you will) by long-time commie David Corn. We'll assume this is some of the other stuff that's been promised.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday Late Night Filler

No one goes to the beach on Monday. Even if it's Rosh Hashanah.

Drug Reaction Up-Date

If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop taking [redacted*] and call your doctor immediately: suicidal thoughts or actions; new or worsening depression, anxiety, or panic attacks; agitation; restlessness; angry or violent behavior; acting dangerously; mania (frenzied, abnormally excited or irritated mood); abnormal thoughts or sensations; hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist); feeling that people are against you; feeling confused; or any other sudden or unusual changes in behavior. Be sure that your family or caregiver knows which symptoms may be serious so they can call the doctor if you are unable to seek treatment on your own. Your doctor will monitor you closely until your symptoms get better.
Do people never get the urge to fucking bite the heads off any one who looks at them cross-eyed, or worse? All we see are these paeans to some crap manufactured under license to the Nazis who invented it & a warning that wanting to kill oneself is a possible side-effect. We'll tell you this much: You won't catch Malignant Bouffant turning his righteous anger on himself.
*None of your fucking beeswax. Are you "against us?" Because we wouldn't even start that crap if we were you. Why not? When the right time comes it will be dread for sure!And no one can stop the righteous ones.

Big Fish In A Little Sea

Quote of the Day

"Because he is being graded on a curve with a bunch of guys who jump into the Sea of Galilee because they want to be closer to God."
-- Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), quoted by The New Republic, on why Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has developed a "big thinker reputation."

Ridin' That Train

Other than his having spoken the previous evening at a Pomona College event, there is nothing egregiously wrong about this M. Yglesias item in which he recaps transit progress here in the capital of the media universe.

Indeed, we'll take the opportunity to deliver a big ol' "Nyah nyah, suckas!" to the rest of the world.
While the Bay Area and many Northeastern cities stagnate under the weight of oppressive zoning codes, L.A. is changing—by design—into something even bigger and better than it already is.
Nothing stopping us now. Full speed ahead!

Art Pigs: You Do The Fucking Math

Whatta we look like, a fucking calculator?

Getty parking correction: some of our numbers were wrong

Monday Is Fun Day

Guess which three we guessed correctly.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Stab In The Back From The Past

Lotta work here, we know, but go to about (11:45) on the video (wknd. of 15-16 September) & compare & contrast Michelle Cottle & David Brooks (12:15) ten yrs. ago. Guess who loses?

Timing

Just missed Syd Hoff's 4 September centennial, & too bad we did; we could have used this
to illustrate our link to

Work Stress May Strain Coronary Arteries

Syd Hoff Centennial

Observed by Mr. Fish.
Hoff's Daily Worker work. And here.
As true now as it was 70 yrs. ago when the war was real.

Battleship Blogging (On A Sunday)

Something we did not know before our visit to the USS Iowa: The forward portion of the superstructure is a tower of 17-inch steel, w/ some flimsy enclosures wrapped around it. Note periscopes on top of it, & the peephole under the bridge.
 Imagine steering from here ...
 while someone looking through this directs you.

Song Of The Wk.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

This Web Log Stands W/ DP

This made the idiots angry:
This, for crying out loud.
When do the "Teach the Controversy" riots begin?

Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon has a few choice lunacies.
After the ad appeared, the soda-drinking Bible literalists promptly took to the comments, declaring, with no hint of irony whatsoever, that “I ain’t no freakin’ chimp.” Of course, the creationists should have expected Dr. Pepper to come down on the side of science. He is a doctor, after all.

Ever since, on the JESUS IS NOT A PEPPER side, commenters have been weighing in to register their fury, declaring “this photo is in very poor taste and certainly not something I want to identify with!!!” and “I didn’t come from no ape the great creator made me GOD!!!!!!!” Because God loves exclamation points like he despises abiogenesis. And several people have declared “No more DP for me” because of the apparent anti-world-in-seven-days stance. “Let me believe in a God that created me,” writes one poster. “I’ll let you believe that you came from a rock.” Reminder: We’re talking about an ad in which a caveman discovers Dr. Pepper.
The editorial & cleaning staff at Just Another Yada™ are firm in our belief that dude indeed came from a rock, & we support Dr Pepper (No period, Mary Elizabeth.) w/ our money as well as our mouth.
Although these Peppers on the label are a little creepy.
And awfully Anglo.

Saturday Night Advice

Once a wk., even if you don't need to.And scrub those sins away. You know exactly where they are.

We Told You Once Already

"Nation of sheep/Stupid wage-slaves
Your bosses will work you/'Til you're in your graves!"
Action Points
  • Being stressed on the job was associated with nearly a 25% increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in workers, a meta-analysis found.
  • Note that the association between job strain and coronary heart disease remained significant when adjusted for age, sex, and socioeconomic status.
And so on. Via.

Too Good Not To

Sure, late, but look at this:
Burn Colonel, burn!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Should We Be Nervous?

NUMBER OF CASES IN U.S.’ WORST WEST NILE OUTBREAK
MAY HAVE PEAKED

or

West Nile Virus Found In Eagle Rock

Today In Epistemology W/ M.B.

"Get on your lead-foil hats, the mind control is already here!"

How else can one interpret Michele "not a master war strategist" Bachmann's claim that understanding itself can be virtually outlawed?Little wonder they continue to delude themselves; they're speaking a degenerate jargon that will soon be incomprehensible to outsiders.

100°F: Pyromania

Where there's smoke ...
There's Scratch.Local tee vee yokels hyping the possibility that the Getty Center may be threatened; we aren't buying it.

Sucker Bait

"This is the city, Los Angeles, California. It used to be the only culture here was found in yeast cans."
—Sergeant Joe Friday, intro to episode nine of Dragnet 1970
Via Don Dylan's fave site, L.A. as seen by Frogs in '69. We like L.A., Frogs & those fabled '60s. A lot. So we were a sucker for this:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hellmouth Report

F.U., Old World.
For nearly a century the Mediterranean city of El Azizia in northern Libya has held the official title for having been the hottest place on Earth ever recorded.

But the world record was taken away on Thursday after an investigation by the World Meteorological Organisation found the measurement was probably bungled by someone who misread a thermometer.

[...]

In striking out the Libyan record – after 90 years to the day – the title of the hottest ever place on Earth passes to Death Valley in California, where the temperature reached 56.7C in 1913, the WMO said.
134°F, in the Valley of Death. (No biblical Valley of the Shadow of Death bullshit, actual fucking death!) Still the winner & undisputed champeen.

It Ain't Me, Babe

You remember Bob's cousin/brother/nephew/son "Don," don't you?
More legible:
Perez landed in Topanga Canyon and more recently owned Topanga Skyline Studio, a famous recording venue used by Don Dylan, Jackson Browne, Sting, T-Bone Burnett and others.
Fuck us, is Just Another Blog (From L.A)™ the last Internet site w/ quality control? Or an editor? Or just literate?

Sorry to hear Johnny Perez is off to the big studio in the sky.

She's Back!

And true to form.
Lebanon, Libya, Liberia, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg. Embassy, consulate. What. Ever.

Perhaps her atlas (or Google Maps) has gastritis.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Romney's Small Mind Hobgoblined

GarboBouffant Speaks!

Open Letter To W. Mitt Romney

Hey Romney, your bullshit prophet Joseph Smith was historically just as big a philanderer & sack of crap as their bullshit prophet Muhammed was alleged to be ("Alleged" because there isn't a great deal of documented history about that "prophet.") in that wonderful movie you defended on a free speech basis. Will you defend my rights to type the truth about your piece of shit religion?

Have We No Immigration Laws?

Find this fucking developer/landlord & ship his ass back to Israel. Now.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Israeli filmmaker based in California went into hiding Tuesday after his movie attacking Islam’s prophet Muhammad sparked angry assaults by ultra-conservative Muslims on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya, where one American was killed.

Speaking by phone from an undisclosed location, writer and director Sam Bacile remained defiant, saying Islam is a cancer and that the 56-year-old intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion.

Protesters angered over Bacile’s film opened fire on and burned down the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing an American diplomat on Tuesday. In Egypt, protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo and replaced an American flag with an Islamic banner.

“This is a political movie,” said Bacile. “The U.S. lost a lot of money and a lot of people in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we’re fighting with ideas.”

Bacile, a California real estate developer who identifies himself as an Israeli Jew, said he believes the movie will help his native land by exposing Islam’s flaws to the world.

“Islam is a cancer, period,” he said repeatedly, his solemn voice thickly accented.

The two-hour movie, “Innocence of Muslims,” cost $5 million to make and was financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors, said Bacile, who wrote and directed it.

The film claims Muhammad was a fraud. An English-language 13-minute trailer on YouTube shows an amateur cast performing a wooden dialogue of insults disguised as revelations about Muhammad, whose obedient followers are presented as a cadre of goons.

It depicts Muhammad as a feckless philanderer who approved of child sexual abuse, among other overtly insulting claims that have caused outrage.

Muslims find it offensive to depict Muhammad in any manner, let alone insult the prophet. A Danish newspaper’s 2005 publication of 12 caricatures of the prophet triggered riots in many Muslim countries.

Though Bacile was apologetic about the American who was killed as a result of the outrage over his film, he blamed lax embassy security and the perpetrators of the violence.

“I feel the security system (at the embassies) is no good,” said Bacile. “America should do something to change it.”*

A consultant on the film, Steve Klein, said the filmmaker is concerned for family members who live in Egypt. Bacile declined to confirm.

Klein said he vowed to help Bacile make the movie but warned him that “you’re going to be the next Theo van Gogh.” Van Gogh was a Dutch filmmaker killed by a Muslim extremist in 2004 after making a film that was perceived as insulting to Islam.

“We went into this knowing this was probably going to happen,” Klein said.

Bacile’s film was dubbed into Egyptian Arabic by someone he doesn’t know, but he speaks enough Arabic to confirm that the translation is accurate. It was made in three months in the summer of 2011, with 59 actors and about 45 people behind the camera.

The full film has been shown once, to a mostly empty theater in Hollywood earlier this year, said Bacile.
BY , ASSOCIATED PRESS
Oh, look: Lies, all of it.
I asked him who he thought Sam Bacile was. He said that there are about 15 people associated with the making of the film, "Nobody is anything but an active American citizen. They're from Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, they're some that are from Egypt. Some are Copts but the vast majority are Evangelical."
Fucking Christians. Fucking Abrahamic religions. Fucking fuck.

*Make him & his asshole immigrant friends pay for all the American property that they are responsible for destroying before we run them out of the country on a rail. "Your security's no good, ha ha." Christ, this is beyond mere assholery.

Smirky Romney

Apparently highly-offended ChristiansIslamic radicals got organized w/ some RPGs & machine guns & did to the U.S. consulate in Benghazi what this reporter would like to do to Word Press HQ. This is one of those "something will happen before the election" deals that no one could anticipate, but Willard Rat-Money may not have handled it as well as he could. And the "optics" (hate that when used that way) aren't so hot. We've noticed some on the Internet referring to the Republican candidate as "The Smiler;" if this picture of Mitt is widely seen, perhaps he'll be known as "The Smirker."
PHOTO: Mitt Romney leaves podium after speaking about
U.S. consulate killings in Benghazi, Libya
"What's bad for the country is good for my campaign. Yay!"

Opportunistic yet incoherent. Typical.

FUCK YOU, WORD PRESS!!

Thank you for your support request. Your public message is posted to the forums so you and other users can see it here:

WordPress.com has a fantastic community of users who enjoy helping and they may be able to provide an answer to your question. We have automatically subscribed you to email updates on the forum thread.

For reference the request you submitted was: Would you clowns please fix whatever you've done to my account so I can comment on your crummy web logs again. I have indeed cleared my cache & cookies, more than once, but your sites keep swallowing my comments whole.
How chickenshit to outsource help to pathetic suckers who, if they have the time to do that crap for nothing for a giant & profit-making corporation, must be even bigger losers than we are. Same goes for you & your fucking "help forums," Google/Blogspot!! All the money in the fucking world & you can't create a few jobs on a help desk?

Christ, what fucking assholes.

Previously. Clearing the cookies & cache was entirely useless (except at S,N!, but we're on the special [ed] list there, or used to be) but made for extra aggravation having to sign in again everywhere & refill the comment forms that do work for us. It is not a good idea to aggravate us. Ask the fucking LASD's WeHo station if you think it is. (Ask the dead bodies piled up in mounds you'll be finding soon too. Apparently picked a bad wk. to give up junk. GAAAAHHH!)

Is there a chance that Word Piss is located somewhere we & a gun could get to w/o paying airfare? Maybe:
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California
Key peopleMatt Mullenweg (Founder, president)
Toni Schneider (CEO)
Ryan Boren (Lead Developer)
Imagine this happening to servers rather than broken telebision sets & the like.

Shut Up & Shove It In

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Art Pigs

Ol' J.P. Getty wanted his Museum to be free, & it is. Uh, save for the parking fee, which probably wasn't part of his bequest. So here's a surprise:
That's an impressive number: $6.4 million in parking revenue, more than the annual income of many, many non-profits in Los Angeles. For those who are chagrined by the unofficial admission fee, the plot thickens when they look deeper into the 990 forms. They show the parking income in tax year 2009 was just $4,707,447. That year the Getty bumped the parking charge up to $15, saying it was necessary to keep the museum financially healthy. About 200 positions were also eliminated. By 2011, the last year for which the Getty has filed, the parking revenue had swelled to $6.4 million. So the parking fee hike, and any increase in visits, brought in an extra $1,774,200 a year.

Those same 990 forms also show that between 2009 and last year, the amount paid in compensation to officers, directors and trustees also swelled — from $2,301,872 (in '09) to $4,062,574 (in '11.) That's a net increase in high-level salaries of $1,760,702 for the year.

Using what Bill Clinton calls arithmetic, that suggests all but $16,502 of the increased parking revenues went for compensation to the highest officers at the Getty. Nice to know, if you're just an art lover who wants to visit one of the richest-endowed museums in the world.
Do as we do, tell those fuckers to go to hell by taking the bus to their temple of greed. Honestly, we only go for the grounds & view; few of the exhibitions are worth the drive or the parking fee.

Christ, what a bunch of greedy assholes.

Popularity. Like Junior High. This is mostly because I'm curious. You should all be ashamed.