Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Another Big (Non-) Surprise

Stress, depression, whatever. In this case, ignore the brain-washing that made you
a moron perpetuating evil & start strangling!!
No, really?

Most Depressed Adults in the U.S. Remain Untreated

Only 28.7% of those who screened positive for depression received any treatment during the survey year
The actual problem is not lack of treatment, the problem is that there is no immediate cure (other than Giant Meteor 2016!) for this society of vicious capitalist shitheels in which we are forced to live, a society that drives any decent or rational person who is not in a state of complete ignorance/denial to be consumed w/ horror, disgust & rage that they turn upon themselves & become "depressed". Because if one acts, one is murdered by the police or disappeared into the justice/prison system, a horrifying travesty which in & of itself should make every person in whose name ("The People of the State of ...") so-called justice is enacted on others depressed, guilty & suicidal/murderous.

None of their fucking drugs can disguise or deny the outside world of shit & pain, unless the permanent tinnitus I received as a side-effect from the mind control drug Lexapro® (which didn't provide me w/ the desired effects of an increase in brain-dead happiness or an ability to function in a society composed of predators & their prey) was a feature of some sort, perhaps an effort to block out the incessant idiocy of the cretins who comprise your horrid world. Might as well just poke my fucking eyeballs out & pop my eardrums, head-candlers.

The rest of you chumps, I suppose, will just keep taking it & rationalizing & self-medicating until you are actually, physically dead as door knobs, rather than the living death in which you walk the Earth. If you aren't filled w/ murderous rage or seriously depressed you are an uncaring asshole. Glad you got yours, now fuck you!
I wish to all hell I didn't give a fuck about you fucks, but I care too much.

I Ask, No One Answers

Pretty much rhetorical anyway ...

In Which We Again Call For The Sterilization Of Your Species

Ashley Moser / KSL-TV:
Provo woman gives birth after not knowing she was pregnant
If you are so stupid & morbidly obese that you can't figure out you've been pregnant for nine months, should you be allowed to reproduce? I think not.

We don't need pandering bullshit like Trump's "Deportation Force", we need a Vasectomy & Tube-Tying Force, statum!

Pre-B.Ö.C. Lyrics

Anyone I know or of whom I am aware dead in the last 12 hrs.? No? O.K. then.

Think there’s no quicksand in
Southern California? Guess again

One might think (or one might neither bother nor care) that there'd be no quicksand because there's no water left south of the local Mason-Dixon line. (California's Mason-Dixon line is approx. 35.7747397 North, separating San Luis Obispo, Kern & San Bernardino counties from the hellholes of Silicon Valley douche-tech-bros, Humboldt hippie-dippies & San Joaquin Valley cracker-ass farmers to the north. Not to be confused w/ the hyper-local Mason-Dixon line of Los Angeles County, the Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway.)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Queasy Clichés

We steal something already borrowed, but which should be said clearly:
Douglas McEwan, whom I quoted here recently, posted this to Facebook and I'm sure he won't mind if I stick it up here, too …
We all love Gene Wilder, and we all loved Gilda Radner, but can we dial back on the "Gene and Gilda are reunited in Heaven" stuff, please? First off, no, they're not. They're dead. Secondly, it's an awfully queasy cliché.

And thirdly and most-importantly, it's disrespectful to his widow Karen, who nursed him through his final illness, and to whom he was married far longer than he was to Gilda. She's alive and grieving, and should be shown respect, not shunted aside because we all want to feel that Gilda was the Love of His Life.
And could you cliché-spouting scared-of-death types also cool it w/ the "R.I.P." stuff, as applied to anyone?
The dead are dead, damnit, they are not taking a well-deserved break!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Penny? I Can't Even ...

Penny Ballard, another friend (& neighbor; in 1992 she told me there was a vacancy in her bldg. & they let me move in) w/ whom I used to party down good in the '80s & '90s is dead. And extra-sadly, just like Penny's & my friend Tracey (also an Action Swinger) who fucking died last yr., she was several yrs. younger than I. Hit Google out of morbid curiosity & found this, which I haven't yet had the nerve to watch, & especially not to listen.Penny had shuffled back to Buffalo, land of her birth, several yrs. ago so I hadn't seen her in some time. Just fucking awful where or whenever.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Nation Of Chicken-Shits
& Scaredy-Cats

Stupid jerks heard loud noises (At an airport? Not possible!) had fits of fear, then were told by "security" to run (There's a great fucking plan!! Screw security theatrics.) & the terminal was evacuated. Why don't all you fools just stay at home quivering in fear, under your beds, sporting a pair of Depends® Underwear on your lardy American asses?

John Lennon proved totally wrong again: We are here for nothing more than to live in pain & fear. There's certainly no evidence to the contrary.

Sunday Behavioral Sink Editorial

We're Like Rats In A Cage!!

Snapshot of the planet's dominant species (That's you, losers, believe it or shove it!) doing what it does best.
Stolen here, which gave no credit. Scientific assholes.
Very well aware your species is committing self-genocide by poisoning its own nest & breeding like fucking mayflies; just not nearly fast enough for this reporter.

Any way to get you caged rats to step on the gas & run your world of shit & pain into a cosmic bridge abutment, or ...
must I go out there & do it all myself?

Friday, August 26, 2016

Maine Gov. Blues

Lip-Lock On My Love-Muscle

Note to Gov. LePage: This reporter will be more than happy to shoot you right between your lard-enshrouded eyes,
Mr. Big Talk.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Just Sayin'

Is this the sort of thing that might get one banned from Twitter? (I suppose someone would actually have to read it.)

Total Destruction Thurs.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

From Mugabe Monday
To Trump Tuesday

Birds of a feather:

‘My friend Donald Trump’: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe tells visiting US politicians they will wish they had been ‘friendlier’ to him when Donald Trump wins the White House

  • Robert Mugabe told US politicians of thoughts on Donald Trump at meeting
  • Adam Schiff and Chris Coons were in the country researching wildlife issues
  • The pair were shocked to be granted time with the dictator in 'bizarre' chat
Previous Mugabe.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Olympic Games: Over Already?

I hadn't noticed, nor did I ever care.
See? Everything is made of shit! (Found here, no credit. Sue them!)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

D-Prick Announces

The peoples of the world unite to back a Korean worker (office worker, apparently)
as he rousts the Yankee imperialists & their puppets from the Korean Peninsula.
propaganda Posters ETC.
Today in iNternetnational Tough Guys:
SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Monday threatened to mount a "preemptive nuclear strike" on South Korea and the United States as the allies kicked off their annual military exercise aimed at countering Pyongyang's potential aggression.

The command and control exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, began its two-week run on Monday, involving tens of thousands of South Korean and U.S. forces.

This year's drill came amid unusually heightened inter-Korean tensions following the defection of a London-based North Korean senior diplomat to South Korea.

South Korea and the U.S. "should bear in mind that if they show the slightest sign of aggression on (DPRK's) inviolable land, seas and air ..., it would turn the stronghold of provocation into a heap of ashes through Korean-style preemptive nuclear strike," an English-language statement by the country's General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA), carried by the state-run Korean Central News agency, said.

"They should properly know that from this moment the first-strike combined units of the KPA keep themselves fully ready to mount a preemptive retaliatory strike at all enemy attack groups involved in Ulchi Freedom Guardian," the KCNA report said.

DPRK stands for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the official name of North Korea.

The statement said the exercise is "a clear manifestation of a vicious plot" to deprive the DPRK's army of their cradle by force of arms.

"The situation on the Korean Peninsula is so tense that a nuclear war may break out any moment," it also claimed.

It is the resolute determination and will of North Korea "to terminate the ever more reckless moves of the U.S. imperialists and the South Korean puppet forces for a nuclear war not temporarily but indefinitely," the latest statement said.

The statement said the KPA's such stances were made "upon authorization," indicating that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was behind the issuance of the latest threat.

South Korea's government, meanwhile, warned over the weekend that it is likely that the North may carry out some sort of provocation during or after the on-going military exercise that comes days after Seoul confirmed the defection of the North Korean embassy official last week.


San Simeon Sunday Shut-Down

So sorry your vacation plans were disrupted.
No one gives a crap anyway; if they did they could click.

Sucky Sunday

The Chasmanian Devil speaks!
Blow me, Earthling idjits. Blow me hard!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Here Come The Thugs

The Militarized Society

Use your Second Amendment rights now & remedy thisdefend yourselves before it's too late!!

Sat. Nite Virtual Gallery Opening


Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin [...] has no recollection of ever living anywhere other than Los Angeles.
His photography is about what it means to grow up in one place and watch it change before your eyes.
We liked it. You might too.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Musical Studies

Crematory at the Majdanek Concentration & Extermination Camp, near Lublin.
Never forget: "Donald Trump adviser on the Holocaust: ‘The ovens were too small to kill 6 million Jews’"
They were killed in the gas chambers, not in the ovens, you Nazi fuck.
Remember, the personal is political:

Dep't. Of Amplification

The mess quoted below reminded us of a thinly-sourced (from an idjit on some left-wing loon blather board) item we published almost nine yrs. ago, which suggested that the Joseph E. Schmitz recently in the news in relation to anti-Semitic statements was married to Colomba (Mrs. Jeb!) Bush's sister Lucila.
Donald Trump adviser on the Holocaust:
'The ovens were too small to kill six million Jews'
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Trump adviser accused of making anti-Semitic remarks  —  WASHINGTON  —  Allegations of anti-Semitism have surfaced against one of Donald Trump's foreign policy advisers, raising further questions about the guidance the Republican presidential nominee is receiving.
So we were a bit disappointed there was no reference to Mr. Schmitz's spouse, & decided to see what the deal was. (Especially as the post in which we found the assertion was a bit hinky, & the link there is dead.)

Post by RPankn on Dec 27, 2005 at 7:04pm

If you have time, and feel like going down an interesting rabbithole, there's this thread from the Rigorous Intuition board:

Mary Kay Letournau is Jeb Bush's sister-in-law, through her brother John Schmitz's marriage to Lucila Garnica Gallo, Colomba Bush's sister. Mary Kay's father was an ultra-rightwing one-term U.S. Congressman from Orange County, CA, and left politics for a short period of time after it was discovered he had fathered 2 other children by his mistress, a German woman. One of the children from that affair had been found with a hair wrapped so tightly around his thingy, it almost severed the organ, and police suspected abuse. However, the child was later returned to her custody. While the children were in their early teens, Schmitz died from cancer, and their mother shortly thereafter from complications from diabetes. They were taken in by, of all people, Jeanne Dixon, but became wards of the state after her death. Gloria Allred has a cameo role in this as well, as she was a friend of the Schmitz family.

What's even more interesting is that Mary Kay's brothers, John and Joseph, have very tight connections with the Bush family. John Schmitz served as counsel to G.H.W. Bush while he was VP, and later president, and helped cover G.H.W.'s involvement in Iran-Contra. Joseph served as Pentagon inspector general until earlier this year, when he resigned after being accused by Grassley of covering up possible illegal deals in the rebuilding of Iraq's telecommunications infrastructure. Joseph now works for the Prince Group, which is the parent company of Blackwater International. The thread provides much more detail on all of this though.
Long story short, it would appear that Lucila, sister of Colomba, is married to a John W. Schmitz who was Jeb!'s Andover roomie, & who was then confused w/ John P. Schmitz, the actual brother of Joseph E. Schmitz/son of John G. Schmitz, patriarch of the Schmitz Sex Crimes Family. Then it would appear this reporter (me) confused John P. & Joseph E. (Or omitted "Schmitz's brother is married to" when typing the original item. Too many Johns & Joes? Damn sure too many Schmitzes, period!) And it is surprising that the John W. Schmitz who is Jeb!'s brother-in-law & prep school roomie didn't work in any Bush Admins.

So excuse the living fuck out of us (That, Mr. Trump, is sarcasm!) if you were confused or misled by our item of nine+ yrs. ago.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Time Loop Thurs.

History shows again & again that the more things change, the more they repeat themselves (tragedy, farce, entropy) often leading to unmitigated boredom & ennui among those of us whose memories still function, followed w/ random (or not) violence in an effort to make us feel something. Anything.
Molly Brooks' Sanity & Tallulah
Voilà the proverbial déjà vu, all over & over again. 3 August of this yr.:

Donald Trump Claims His Policies Could Have Prevented 9/11, Calls Hillary Clinton 'Founder of ISIS'

That Clinton claim was made little more than a wk. prior to Mr. Trump's "sarcastic/not that sarcastic" claim that Clinton & Obama both founded IS/ISIS/ISIL/Daesh.
Trump Says Remark About Obama Being ISIS Founder Was 'Not That Sarcastic'
After repeatedly saying in recent days that President Obama is the "founder of ISIS," Donald Trump seemed to change his tune Friday morning, saying that he was being "sarcastic."
And Trump had already played the sarcasm card in late July, when his request of Russia to release Clinton e-mails it probably doesn't have raised a question or two, although his comprehension of sarcasm was as limited then as now:

Trump: I Was 'Being Sarcastic' When I Asked Russia To Release Clinton Emails

After such monotonous repetition of idiotic events repeating themselves I can no longer determine whether I'm outside of time, watching it fly by me on the right, trapped in (on?) a temporal Möbius strip, or drifting between alternate dimensions. Not that any of it makes any difference to anyone, whatever time it may &/or may not be.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Trump Team

How awful & incompetent is newest top Trump turkey Kellyanne Conway? This fucking awful:Another "I'll hire the best minds" deal from Trump. Surprised she didn't put her fingers in her ears & shout "la-la-la" whenever she heard something true.

A Tweet For The Ages

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Totally Indifferent Tues.

Non-Stop Numb

Could not possibly ever in a million+ yrs. give less of a flying fuck at the two rolling doughnuts of horrid monotony that are the Olympic Games (Who, beyond their parents, cares one damn thing about these weird people from their weird little countries & these sports no one's ever heard of?) & American presidential politics. Were I to care about the future I'd be hoping for an asteroid (or a low-yield thermonuclear device in the basement) at the first Presidential Q&A.
Wished asteroid stolen fair & square from a crummy Aussie site which gave no credit. Two wrongs do make a right!
(Which will transpire Monday 26 September 2016 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., hint hint!) Leap yr. is the cruelest yr. of all.

[Monday 15 August 2016, 2157PDT: Another rant against the boring humanoids done, & a day ahead on "publishing". Hah!]

Monday, August 15, 2016

Another Disappointment
(In A Long Series)

Big damn heat wave we were promised didn't materialize, at least not in the local microenvironment. Hit the streets from noonish 'til 1400-ish, & while the temperature was alleged to be 92F/approx. 33.33333333333333333333C in the civilized world (although only predicted to hit 88F) there was a balmy breeze which caused enough wind-chill that I wasn't at all uncomfortable. How damnably dull.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Please Don't Kick The Writers

Hitchcock was right: Actors should be treated like cattle. From THR:
Thomas Gibson's time on CBS' Criminal Minds has come to an end.

"Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from Criminal Minds. Creative details for how the character's exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date," producers ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios said in a statement.

Sunset Bl. Sun.

The "Bl." is for "blah", as in blah links to items about the Wide St. That Goes From the Central City to the Sea.

How Ed Ruscha Photographed Every Building
On The Sunset Strip

Video: The History Of Sunset Boulevard,
From East To West

Video: Cruise Down The Sunset Strip
In The Early 1950s

Enough stealing from laist, what alliteration have the eastern elitists of the Murdoch empire's WSJ typed for us?

Sunset Boulevard: From Louche to Luxury

Sunset Boulevard in 1966. PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Un-American (But Texan) Bandstand

Just when you thought you knew everything worth knowing: I'd figured the opening line of this electric number to be merely inspired madness (or madness-inspired)
but it must have been inspired by this unfortunate reality:

— Burma Shave

Friday, August 12, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

I Don't Owe You Fuckers Anything,

[Kate Murphy/New York Times:
Do Your Friends Actually Like You?  —  THINK of all the people with whom you interact during the course of a day, week, month and year.  The many souls with whom you might exchange a greeting or give a warm embrace; engage in chitchat or have a deeper conversation.  All those who, by some accident of fate, inhabit your world.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Grasping-At-Social-Media-Straws Sunday

You may never read anything so pathetically idiotic & desperately delusional concerning an election. (Which, we remind these dolts, is still conducted by voting, not by accumulating "likes", "followers" & "subscribers".) From one of the dimbulbs of Gateway Pundit:
Current polls show the race for President is much tighter than it really is.  Ann Coulter warned us years ago in her best seller Slander that Democrats and the liberal media always use polls to manipulate and discourage conservatives from voting.  Thanks to social media there is more and more evidence that the polls are way off and if things stay as they are, Trump will win in a landslide!
It’s evident Hillary has a hard time filling a Union Hall while Trump regularly turns people away from his stadium and arena venues.
Now this – Analysis from social media provides additional support that Trump is likely to win in a landslide.
So how bad is it?
Evidence from ‘The Truth Division’ shows that if you look at social media, Trump is killing Hillary!
Trump: 10,174,358 Likes Clinton: 5,385,959 Likes
Trump has nearly double the amount of ‘Likes’ that Clinton has!
When comparing recent ‘live streams’ on Facebook:
Trump Live Stream Post — 135,000 likes, 18,167 shares, 1.5 million views
Clinton Live Stream Post —11,000 likes, 0 shares, 321,000 views
Trump is crushing Clinton.
Trump: 10.6 million followers
Hillary: 8.1 million followers
Trump has 30% more Twitter followers — and they translate into real votes. recent study confirmed that 70% of his followers are real supporters, and 90% of those real followers have a voting history.
Who knows if Hillary followers are even real?
Youtube Live Stream
Trump: Averages 30,000 live viewers per stream
Clinton: Averages 500 live viewers per stream
Trump has 5900% more live viewers than Clinton. That’s plain devastation!
Trump: 2.2 million followers
Clinton: 1.8 million followers
Trump has 22% more Instagram followers.
Trump: 197,696 subscribers
Hillary: 24,429 subscribers
Hillary for Prison: 55,228 subscribers
Hillary for Prison’s Reddit feed has more than double subscribers of Hillary’s Reddit page, equating to Trump having 700% more Reddit subscribers.
Hillary is proving that she is a terrible candidate. No one likes her and no one trusts her. Based on turnouts at campaign events and on social media, if the election were today … Trump would likely win in a Landslide!
Mr. & Mrs. Hoft must burst w/ filial pride when they think of their two sons, Dumb-Ass & Dumber-Ass. Unless they changed their name & moved.

Friday, August 5, 2016

It's Always Something

Rudely awakened from a long summer's nap (before 0830 yet) by some working stiff running an em-effing jackhammer, not 50 ft. from my window.

Fun-Free Friday

M. L'Ig et l'ennui.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Trump Thursday

From 35 yrs. ago, we give you The Fibonaccis performing "The Narcissist".Added note for fellow sickos: New Wave Theatre host Peter Ivers was bludgeoned to death w/ a hammer in 1983.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Today In Conformity &
Conventional Wisdom

Struck by a stupid sentence in some jag-off's Trump typing:
We enter the world prepared to perform roles and manage the impressions of others, with the ultimate evolutionary aim of getting along and getting ahead in the social groups that define who we are.
Watch the sweeping & delusional generalizations. Not all humanoids are defined by an amorphous "social group",
you brain-washed, brain-dead, conformist, careerist herd animal.
"BAAAA!" The Times of India gives Pinterest as the source.
Also: "Evolutionary aim"? You will not evolve by conforming to group norms. You're already devolving merely by being a member of a group. Lowest common denominator & all.

Weasel Dick Wednesday

Monday, August 1, 2016

Today In History: Tumor Rumor*

It was 50 yrs. ago today, Charles Whitman blew some Texans away!

The Pride of Kerrville (Kinky Friedman, not Johnny Manziel.) wrote a song about the whole ugly All-American mess.As someone whose first (legal, not real) name is Charles & who attended Whitman College, this reporter has believed the voices in head telling himfelt since attending Whitman that there was great but hidden meaning for him in the Texas Tower Massacre. No idea what that meaning is, exactly, but it must mean something.

And no idea if other Whitties named Charles feel the same way.

Also no idea who wrote this Wikipedia entry, but it must mean something that the typist was more interested in a list of the weapons used than the names of the human victims. Hey, human life comes & goes, but a firearm is forever, right?
DateAugust 1, 1966
Family: c. 12:15 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Random: 11:48 a.m. – 1:24 p.m.
Location(s)University of Texas at Austin, Texas
Target(s)Family, students, teachers, and police
Injured32 (including 1 later fatality)
  • Remington 700 ADL (6mm)
  • Universal M1 carbine
  • Remington Model 141 (.35-caliber)
  • Sears model 60 Semi-automatic shotgun (12 gauge)
  • S&W Model 19 (.357 Magnum)
  • Luger P08 (9mm)
  • Galesi-Brescia (.25 ACP)
  • Knife
Thanks to The Rectification of Names for the reminder (Can't imagine how I didn't have this item already typed & scheduled. Must've been slacking, if you can imagine that.) & a bit of current events relevance. I for one can not wait until someone has cut in line in front of an open-carrier seeking a more polite society & the "Shoot-Out at the H-E-B Corral" is the latest American legend.

*Tumor rumor dealt w/ by Yastreblyansky.

Stop Encouraging Them!

If you eat in restaurants you are perpetuating the exploitation of wage-slaves, & in some cases, literal slavery:
Trafficking – We hear the story of a 13-year old who, beginning at the age of nine, spent two years as a slave in a family-owned restaurant until a customer became suspicious. (Airing August 5)
As well as eating shit every time you walk into one of these profit-before-cleanliness garbage dumps.
And do not delude yourselves that it only happens at Kentucky Fried Cockroaches. No one, employee or diner,
is safe from these glibertarian assholes.