Thursday, December 31, 2015

Thank You Good Night

So a perfectly ordinary looking, probably-of-Korean-extraction guy in regular, clean clothes, not drooling, mumbling to himself or the like or (I think) being sarcastic wished all aboard a bus I was on today "Happy New Year, y'all" as he was getting off; figured I could do no less. Hell, I'll be extra-magnanimous & wish everyone everywhere the best of all possible yrs., even when the yr. isn't quite so shiny & new but as old & tired as some of us may feel.

Easy enough to wish "everyone everywhere" suffer as little a possible this yr. (& 2017 as well, why not wish for the moon?); I'm wishing extra hard for those elitists & literate types who waste or take time to look at the pooh-flinging monkey caged here.

Just in time for the Witching Hr. (on The Coast) a number containing the phrase "New Year's Eve" & several others.

No. Foreign. Words. In. Hell.

Clearing leftovers for the Upcoming Arbitrary Calendrical Divison I opened this link dumpradioactive wasteland & was confronted by an arcane evil eldritch yada horror (Under
More Fun Stuff, by all that is unholy.):

Can you imagine?/Just wrong on so many levels.

Fraught W/ Meaning


Yr.-End Round-Up

HA! As if I give a shit about chronologically sorting the pathetic events in your world of shit & pain. Take a look at 6,000 yrs. of recorded humanoid miseryhistory & then ask yourself why you'd care.

Although this reporter does favor rounding up most of the humanoid creeps ruining the planet & shipping them to Mars. Or Uranus. Or, to keep it possible & not entirely un-pragmatic, Antarctica.

Our sincerest wishes for The New Yr.:

Sayonara, suckers!

Countdown To Collapse

I am not a structural engineer, but this does not look good at all, 'though it may be just the curtain wall.

Live depan mata ya Allah 😭😭😭😭😭 #Dubaionfire #part2

A video posted by Maisarah Bakari (@maisarahb) on

Tower of Babel, baby!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Bill Cosby: No Punishment Is Enough

The bastard's 78. Even if convicted he won't do enough time, if he does any. You can imagine his att'ys. whining he's too old & frail to go to prison. And the death penalty isn't much to a 78-yr. who could drop dead at any moment.

So let's torture The Cos to death, preferably w/ a splintery broomstick, & while he (unlike his many victims) is as sober as a judge. Although I might settle for a public castration. ZERO-FUCKING-TOLERANCE, as they say.

World's First Freeway Hits 75 Today

Not 75 m.p.h., unfortunately. But the Arroyo Seco Parkway did turn 75 yrs. old today. And to think I was riding on it just yesterday. Wish I'd snapped a shot of one of the entrances that still has a STOP sign and is more like a cross street than what most of you would know as an "on-ramp". Not ramped, for one thing.

Dig the CHiPpie uniforms, esp. the motorcycle ChiPs w/ the bow ties & jodhpurs.
Opening ceremony for the Arroyo Seco Parkway on December 30, 1940.
(Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection)
Fuller poop at LAist, because they're remunerated for typing stuff.

Pataki Poofs Out

Of all the schmucks who finally faced the fact they were loser chumps & "suspended" their campaigns, we note that only Snotty Scotty Walker was ever considered to have had any chance at the nomination. When will some of the turkeys barely polling over the margin of error get their sorry asses the fuck out?


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sad Tree

As in pathetic, not morose.


Still haven't figured outGoogled what the hell this is.

Blue Ball At Sunset

Highland Park Gold Line station.

Mmmm, Back Meat ...

Is this really the kind of thing to which a 62-yr. old person should be exposed when innocently channel surfing?
And the children? Will no one think of them?


When will this horrible weather cease? It hasn't been over 60°F in two or three days. Just about had it w/ wearing pants & a shirt while inside, & a T-shirt, shirt & jacket outside. (I usually wear pants in the outside world, no matter the weather.)

Monday, December 28, 2015

Lemmy Kilmister Passes
From Mortal Coil

Cheeses, he just hit the big Seven-Oh the 24th inst., which I knew because someone on the radio spewed a quick bio of the Motörhead madman in an "Alive Guy of the Day" segment last Thurs.
There is no easy way to say this … our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made its way down the street, with his family.
Criminently, that was one aggressive cancer!

"Haskell Wexler Dead at 93:
Legendary Cinematographer, Activist Captured the Struggles of Our Times"

Today In The Military-Industrial-Congressional-Presidential Complex: "Let's Have A War!"

Intercepted at The Intercept:
A group formed this year by executives and lobbyists for the defense contracting industry is taking credit for “driving the national debate on foreign policy during the 2016 presidential election,” and in particular for getting Republican presidential candidates to call for escalating military action in Syria.

In an email to supporters over the weekend, Mike Rogers, the founder of Americans for Peace, Prosperity, and Security, hailed the group for “pushing candidates on national security.”

He illustrated the group’s impact with “highlights from many of our Iowa, South Carolina, and New Hampshire forums showcasing the candidates’ views on defeating ISIS.”

From Ben Carson at an APPS forum in Dubuque, Iowa: “We also need to decide, in terms of these radical jihadists, what do we want to do? Do we want to contain them or do we want to destroy them? I vote for the latter, because you know they want to destroy us and there is no such thing as containing people like that.”

From Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at an APPS forum in Charleston: “I am sick and tired of hearing people on my side avoid the idea of an American ground component.”

Mike Huckabee told an APPS forum in Greenville: “We should have been running hundreds, if not thousands, of A-10 Warthogs busting every time a truck with supplies was on its way to ISIS soldiers.”

The email also highlighted a quote from Jeb Bush at an APPS forum calling for the U.S. to be prepared for a “long haul” war on ISIS, and a similar comment from Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who said the U.S. should engage ISIS as it had against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

As we’ve previously reported, APPS was formed by current and former officials from Raytheon, BAE Systems, SAIC, and other major defense contractors. Lobbyists who represent the defense industry are also involved. Rogers, the former House Intelligence Committee chairman who retired from Congress last year, also represents private clients, though he has refused to disclose them.

To “help elect a president who supports American engagement and a strong foreign policy,” the group spends money on public events in primary states and encourages presidential candidates to take hawkish positions.
Gee, I thought these brave Washington warriorsbloodthirsty cowards were all so opposed to "crony capitalism". Not as long as it fills their campaign coffers & kills foreigners, apparently. Let's bring their war home to them!

Politicians & Their Progeny

Concerned Citizen (Me!) Calls On Cops & Prosecutors To Pull Their Heads Out Of Their Asses Before Shooting 12-Yr. Olds Playing In The Park

Prosecutor in Tamir Rice case calls on makers of
toy guns to make them less realistic-looking

At Work Today, American

Fucking sheep, why slave to support a society that doesn't give everyone the wk. 'tween Xmas & New Yr.'s off, w/ pay?
"Nation of sheep, stupid wage-slaves: Your bosses will work you 'til you're in your graves!"

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Improving Nature

Nobody Likes Assholes, Assholes!

 Michael Walsh / New York Post:
Elites and media really hate Donald Trump's voters  —  To hear the patronizing wise men of the Republican Party tell it, anyone who would vote for Donald Trump for president must be deranged.  “Trumpkins,” they call them, mental midgets and xenophobic troglodytes who've crawled …

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Boxing Day Xmas Recap

Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time: Spent the entire holiday inside my bunker, huddled around the space heater. Did not set foot outside for over 36 hrs., although, w/ a nastily cold wind providing cross-ventilation for once, I did open the door a couple of times to air out the dump. Now that's a day off!!

Looks as if the terrorists your gov'ts. want you to fear have failed again.

UK cities at risk of BOXING DAY terror attack - and what to do if ISIS strikes

BRITISH revellers hoping for a Boxing Day bargain could be at risk of an Islamic State (ISIS) terror attack.

You people are such fucking chickenshits; every one of you pants-pissing fraidy-cats deserves to have his or her pathetic fears come true in a painful death. Decapitation, maybe.

No Barbers, No Waiting

Friday, December 25, 2015

In Which We Take A Good Idea,
& Make It Great!

Elon Musk: We Can Power America by
Covering Small Corner of Utah With Solar Panels

So. If true, could we then cover the entire fucking State of Utah w/ solar panels & power all the planet, not just America? A win-win situation if ever there were one. You're more than welcome, & Merry Christmas!

Merry Memento Mori

You Got to Take Sick an' Die Some of These Days

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Donner Und Blitzen!

Hard times at the North Pole this season: Santa had to "furlough" the other six reindeer after the F.T.C. failed to approve SantaCo's merger w/ Easter Bunny & Innumerable Offspring (USA) Inc.
'Twas too! Rackham & Elder.

WeHo Xmas

You'd think a town that bills itself as "The Creative City" could come up w/ cleverer decorations for their light standards.

Union Station Xmas

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Peace Through Strength,
Good Will Toward Men

From the M. Bouffant collection.
Some heavy reading for the long holiday wknd.

U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target ListsDeclassified for First Time

According to 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority
“Air Power” Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe

Major Cities in Soviet Bloc, Including East Berlin, Were High Priorities
in “Systematic Destruction” for Atomic Bombings

Plans to Target People (“Population”) Violated International Legal Norms

SAC Wanted a 60 Megaton Bomb, Equivalent to over
4,000 Hiroshima Atomic Weapons

Curtis LeMay, baby!

Later: The NYT breaks it down for busy members of the investor class.

The Sky Above, & Some Clouds

Few things better than returning to the bunker & finding a scheduled post, meaning the minimum daily posting obligation has been met. Here's an image of today's sky as the sun descended anyway.

Licorice Stick Christmas 80 Yrs. On

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Today In Astrology

Believe it or shove it, Tail Gunner Joe McCarthy simulacrum & Texas Sen. Ted Cruz hits 45 today, although he could easily pass for 55. How does he do it?
In a horrifying coincidence, if my immediate paternal ancestor hadn't died in 1969 (or later) he would have turned 93 today. Other dissimilarities: My father was born in Texas, U.S.A., not Calgary, Canada.
A real real American, probably in August 1962.

Christmas Time In The Bunker

Yesterday Last Wk. In
Epistemic Closure

How silly are these people? Silly enough to think they really gotcha'd Speaker Ryan because he put up a fence. On his property. And after this inflammatory load, he should probably rent a few cops to keep their eyes peeled for Second Amendment remediers.
Are voters in "open rebellion"? How do voters do that, exactly? If they're voting, they're in thrall to the proverbial & amorphous system, not in rebellion. Also: No elections in which to "rebel" until 9 February next yr.

Get back to me when the non-voters are in open rebellion, Sen. Sessions. The non-voting are some serious mofos.

Monday, December 21, 2015

So Say Good-Bye To Graham,
La La La La La ...

Sayonara, sucker! (Still have twelve of these deluded doofuses, plus not-bothering-to-camapign-or-anything Gilmore.)
It really doesn't, does it?

Did You Feel It?

Winter has sprung, sumer is icumen in!!

Don't forget to change your clocks.

Naughty, Or Nice?

I know which one I am!

Hoo Boy, Here We Go Again:
Making Beautiful Music W/ Putin

How Many Times Can These Ninnies Be Wrong,
Wrong WRNOG?

Remember George W(orst). Bush looking into Pito Putin's eyes, seeing his soul (Or his desire to use resentful losers & religious/nationalist fools to seize & hold power?) & finding it good? How'd all that work out? Not too well.

What now? Trumpy has the same crush on manly Vladdy.

Trump: I Have A “Good Feeling” About Putin, We Can Be A “Positive Force Together”

“I really believe that Russia and the United States can be a positive force together, as opposed to really working negatively with each other all the time.”

"I feel more depth in myself at this time of year than any other time."
— Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers To Roast In Hell?

In the Guardian, Kenny admits Christmas is crap that must be re-inforced (Trump-style, he gets the Mexicanschumps to pay for having it shoved down their throats annually) & then shares his War On Christmas apocrypha:
For 35 years I’ve done a 40-day Christmas tour. We start the day after Halloween and we work literally every night. The people who come to Christmas shows have a different mindset than people who want to hear the hits. They are looking for someone to help re-enforce the importance of Christmas to them. I encourage them to not lose Christmas. I bought some clothes the other day, and the young kid said: “Have a happy holiday,” and I said: “Have a merry Christmas,” and he said: “We aren’t allowed to say that in here,” and I said: “Well, I can.” It’s so easy to be politically correct and pretty soon everything gets sterilised.
He sounds sorry he let his offspring get an education & move to the big city, too.
[Trump] believes everything he says: whether he’s right or not, he says what everybody fears. My older sons laugh at me when I tell them that. They are Democrats that live in California – there’s no hope for them. They’ll vote for Hillary no matter what she does. She’s a friend of mine, I’m not trashing her.
Parse that first sentence, literary types. What the hell's that mean? I think it means he & Trump are scared for no reason but so is "everybody" else, & that's good.

Kenny the Sheep:
I’ve never been overtly religious, but I’ve always been deeply spiritual. Music touches me. I feel more depth in myself at this time of year than any other time.
Happy "Re-enforcing the Importance of Christmas to Them" Holidays, crackerscountry people!

Old & In The Way

This was supposed to be about wretched 91-yr.old self-hating witch Phyllis Schlafly, but we're quitting half-way through. Who could possibly give a flying fuck?

After all, Mme. Schlafly, like every other sack of humanoid shit in this world, will be dead before you know it. Sooner in her case, I sincerely hope.

Worst wishes for the Holiday Season, you horrid old bat. Choke to death on your Xmas turkey!

P.S.: It Could Happen!

After publishing the item below I got the mail. This was in it. Addressed to me.
I could be on the streets running people over as soon as New Year's Eve!!


I keep telling you people, & I keep being right, & you people keep doing nothing!!

After We Grab The Guns
We're Taking The Cars, Too

A woman was taken into custody after the police said she intentionally veered onto a crowded sidewalk on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night, killing at least one person and injuring at least 36 others before she fled the scene.

The woman, who is in her 20s and had a 3-year-old in the 1996 Oldsmobile she was driving, was on South Las Vegas Boulevard when she went onto the sidewalk shortly before 7 p.m., the police said. She struck dozens of people before driving off, then went onto the sidewalk again at a different spot and fled the scene.
Now I want a car for Xmas.

(Text from The NYT. C'mon, sue me!!)

Christmas Cheer In The City Of Night

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Proud To Be A Part Of This
Gigantic Mass Deception

75th today, if.

The summation of the straight-up America-hating. I suggest going back to the fall (or early winter) of 1971, smoking opiated hashish & listening to my copy w/ headphones, as now-late college friend Dr. Weird did. Freaked him out*.
The next unit (if one discounts Cruising with Ruben & The Jets, the "last ditch attempt to get their cruddy music on the radio" offering) Uncle Meat, moved in different lyrical & musical directions. The true artist is never satisfied.

I´m Not Satisfied 1968 [Vinyl Rip]

*Had a similar reaction to The Firesign Theatre's "Beat The Reaper" once myself.

Sky Like A Contusion

Thong Rind

Allegedly recorded from the soundboard at the Santa Monica Civic 11 December 1980; had I known I could've posted this a wk. ago last Fri. w/ a "35 Yrs. Ago Today On This Date In History!" headline. Close enough for show biz 'though.
Also first heard on One Size Fits All, "Sofa".
Ich bin der dreck ...

Bonus Comedy Music Bonus

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Economic/Electoral Predictor?

Plastic People, Oh Baby Now,
You're Such A Drag

Fucking dullards, you bored Frank to death & you're boring me numb & limp now. Hoy hoy hoy!

Po-Jama People

Son of Orange County

Cued at the best part, but you may listen to the entire thang.

Friday, December 18, 2015

1819 Bellevue Ave.

My favorite arrangement of this number.
Little House I Used to Live In

Moral Equivalence: Marine & Stormtrooper

Wasn't expecting the robots to take over this quickly!

After We Grab The Guns
We're Taking The Cars, Too

Do not let your idiot loon relatives have a gun or a car. What the hell's the matter w/ you people?
"According to the investigation, the driver did admit that she intentionally did it, thinking it was a woman who might have had some type of relationship with her husband," Railsback said.

"It turns out there was no relationship," the officer said, describing the case as one of "mistaken identity."

As of Thursday evening, the driver had not been booked because she was being treated at a hospital for an unrelated illness, according to the Police Department.

In an interview, that woman's son, who declined to be identified publicly, offered an apology to the victim.

"I want to say sorry to the girl's family," he said. "They don't know who we are. I don't know who they are."

He said his mother had been struggling with mental illness, adding that he did not believe the collision was intentional.
Apparently junior has a problem recognizing reality as well. I'd say he must be a Republican but that would be a cheap shot. Hee hee!

The President's On Tee Vee & He's Putting You To Sleep!

Yada yada yada, blah blah blah. Corporate consensus seeker, pandering to reactionaries w/ a stupid flag lapel pin.

Ahhh, I don't even care enough to look for an image.

Orange & Amber

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Real World Intrusion,
Followed By A State Of Shock

Obscenities! Get used to them.

Just advised by the damn telephone that a friend (Several yrs. younger than I, so completely unfair & obscene!) I've known since she moved to Los Angeles in 1988 died of a heart attack.
Our heroine in the center. I'm the one in shades, grimacing.
Now I really don't want to look at Facebook.

And further obscenities, maybe a blasphemy or two! SHIT!!

Two Hrs. Talking

(I possibly foolishly thought) I recorded this from the radio 19 yrs. ago on a VHS cassette I no longer own. Why did I bother?

However, this may not be the one (Never got around to listening to it, so who knows?); the L.A. Times said it was one of three public radio documentaries on where the electric blues guitar has been taken, Jimi Hendrix & Carlos Santana being the other two exemplars. (Does that ring any bells w/ any of you tote-baggers out there? I'm searched out.) What I've heard of this isn't focused on picking the git-fiddle but the entire enchilada of whatnot & poodles.

Freedom Of Speech: Wait For It

Representative Dave Brat, who ousted Majority Leader Eric Cantor (In the effing primary!) in 2014 w/ anti-immigration & anti-tax pandering to the cretins of Virginia's Seventh District, takes a call on C-SPAN.A shame we never hear Rep. Brat's response.

The Power, The Devastation

How stupid & ignernt are the Republican candidates? Well, Chris Christie doesn't seem to think it's any later than 1999, 'cause as far as he's concerned Jordan's late King Hussein isn't late yet; Carly Fiorina, meanwhile, may be slipping in & out of dementia, if not a parallel universe.

Yes, the Pride of Palo Alto claimed that a General Keane, who (in the dimension I occupy on a regular to permanent basis) retired in 2003 (before the end of Bush 43's first term) was forced to retire by then Ill. legislator B. Hussein Obama. Is it "elitist" of me to expect the President of These United Snakes to occupy the same dimension in which the rest of us must live, or to expect a presidential candidate to 'fess up when caught, rather than ++lying the next day?
When asked Wednesday if she misspoke, Fiorina dug in on the accuracy of her statement.

“No, I didn’t misspeak,” Fiorina told reporters today. “He has been someone of great experience who has been highly critical of the way this administration has not taken threats seriously and unfortunately he hasn't been listened to and I would listen to him.”
All name-dropping anyway: “Every single one of these generals I know, every one was retired early because they told President Obama things that he didn't want to hear.” Except for the loudmouth, the loudmouth w/ the biographer/mistress, & the one who retired (after 47 yrs. of service, by the way, not because of anything he said) in 2003.Which leg of the triad? Uuuuuuge BOOOOOOM one!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

"Caravan W/ A Drum Solo"

The retired life: Golfing Weds. p.m. w/ doctors, refreshments at the 19th hole in the evening, now I'm running late ...


Grab a gun, grab a noose, Republican candidates are on the loose in the Southland!
Donald J. Trump is scheduled to be in Hollywood Wednesday to appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” while three of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination are set to conduct fundraisers in the Southland.

The race’s front-runner had been scheduled to appear on the ABC late- night talk show in October during a week of shows in Brooklyn, but canceled.

Trump is also scheduled to conduct an afternoon rally today in Mesa, Arizona.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is scheduled to conduct a luncheon reception in Brentwood and an evening reception in Pasadena, according to invitations posted on, a website that tracks political fundraisers.

Tickets for both events are $2,700, the maximum individual contribution under federal law for a candidate seeking his or her party’s presidential nomination.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is scheduled to conduct a fundraiser in Beverly Hills, according to an individual who was invited to the event, and an evening event in Newport Beach, according to an invitation obtained by City News Service.

Tickets for the Newport Beach event are $1,000 per person for a general reception and $2,700 per couple for a VIP reception.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to conduct a fundraiser at the Los Angeles home of billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen, with 2010 Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman and NBC Universal Vice Chair Ron Meyer among the hosts, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing information from an invitation it obtained.
Who will rid us of these dangers to democracy? Who will burn down "the Los Angeles home of billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen" & salt the land where it stood? Who will give these candidates & their enablers the Mussolini treatment? Sic semper tyrannis, bit-chezz!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

"... And Last Yr.'s Queen"

Won't cop out by pretending the re-embedding below qualifies as an entry. From Uncle(an) "Stu" Meat. Enjoy the throbbing jungle riddims.
One-two! One-two! One-two! One-two!

An Empty Promise, Not A Threat

Next inane fucking iNternet drone who types a "Number of Things/What to Watch For in Tonight's Debate" item is going to find their keyboard shoved right up their ass. Google shows almost two million results for "what to watch for in tonight's debate"; the subject has been covered (in poop) for some time now, & if you've nothing else to type, just return your pudgy fingers to your nasal & other orifices & bugger off, you are (again) boring me to threats of violence, blathering iNternet jagoffs.

Need an "End of My Rope" label. And maybe a "Shut Up, Shut Up, SHUT THE FUCK UP, Redundant Idiot!" one. Save a lot of time & keystrokes.

Other things no one needs to hear: Dullards spewing ignorance while post-morteming the L.A.U.S.D. school shutdown.

And STAR WARS. Enough. Here is George Lucas's best work ('Though I'll admit to likingbeing amused by American Graffiti; no idea if it's withstood the test of time, however.) Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB, which I (unlike you peasants) saw on Educational Television in '67 or '68. Johnny-come-latelies & Philistines eff off, I was all over his schtick loooong before you were, when he was still good!Speaking of, is Hollywood traffic restored to its regular state of congestion yet?

F*ck Censorship!

Our intro to this series has already been censored. We will assume "Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group International" items will not suddenly disappear.
And something found while looking for a replacement. May be crummy (This video was originally blocked but after watching the similiar video from "manwithoutabody", I decided to reupload this video by slightly raising the pitch of the song.); haven't listened, only skimmed the visuals.

Untitled Again

Local Asshole

 Stephanie McNeal / BuzzFeed:
Women Say Their Hair Is Falling Out In Chunks After Using Wen Hair Products  —  Women say a popular hair care line created by a celebrity stylist in Los Angeles is making them go bald, with hundreds of people joining a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturer.  —  Instagram: @wenbychazdean Murphy Rosen LLP
At least we'll be spared this crook's infomercials. And he can stop using the corrupted version of my legal nickname.

If your hair was important enough to you to take immediate & satisfying revenge, Mr. Dean's Hair Loss Headquarters is located at 6444 Fountain Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028. (Just around the corner from the "Wilcox Hotel"; be accordingly careful.)

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha, Terrorists Win Again!!

You fucking chumps will fall for anything, especially w/ every nut-job shithead in a nation composed almost exclusively of shit-headed nutjobs calling in as many bomb threats as their pudgy little fingers can punch a keypad. Quiver in fear, losers: Terror has already won!

Monday, December 14, 2015

I Bought 'Em At The Pep Boys

I think Lester Bangs once described this sort of thing as "tinker toy classicism",& it may well be. Chromium plated, even.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

How Far The Mother- ...

Saw this'n being rehearsed (again & again) in 1975, w/ Norma Jean Bell vocalizing & saxing. Never appeared on an official release until 2002 (if one believes
One song, "Kaiser Rolls", appears for the first time on FZ:OZ, and in two versions—the recording from the concert, which has had a missing section edited in, and a rehearsal version recorded before the start of the tour which is included at the end of disc two, entitled "Kaiser Rolls (Du Jour)".
Much better w/ "mother-fucking" accurately quoted in the first verse; memory suggests that arrangement was funkier but it's been 40 yrs.
Those 40 yrs. sure passed like nothing.

Other Naval News

Not as good as Midshipmen 21, Black Knights 17. Nice photo, however.
USNS Grapple tows USS Milwaukee, LCS-5, to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, VA, on Friday
11 December 2015. LCS-5 suffered an engine casualty while in transit. (Credit: Mike Morones/Staff)
ABOARD THE LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP MILWAUKEE, VIRGINIA CAPES – The littoral combat ship Milwaukee, the Navy’s newest ship, broke down Dec. 11 and had to be towed more than 40 nautical miles to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia.

The ship suffered an engineering casualty while transiting from Halifax, Canada, to Mayport, Florida, and ultimately its home port of San Diego. The cause is being evaluated by ship’s crew and technical consultants.

Initial indications are that fine metal debris collected in the lube oil filter caused the system to shut down, according to a Navy statement provided to Navy Times. The cause of the metal debris in the lube oil system is not known and assessments are ongoing.

The ship was commissioned Nov. 21 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has been making the long trek to San Diego through the Great Lakes since.

Problems with the propulsion plant began almost as soon as Milwaukee got underway from Halifax. The ship’s computer system triggered an alarm and the ship called away an engineering casualty.

Engineers cleaned out the metal filings from the lube oil filter and locked the port shaft as a precaution. In the early hours of Friday morning, the ship was conducting steering tests and lost lube oil pressure in the starboard combining gear due to the presence of the same metal filings in that filter.

The metal filings in the lube oil have not been a class-wide issue, according to the Navy.

The ship then dropped anchor while the engineers worked on the system. By mid-morning, the salvage ship Grapple rendezvoused with Milwaukee and connected a towing hawser line for the trip back to Little Creek.

The ship is currently manned by Crew 104, and was scheduled to swap with Crew 108 in Mayport. The crews will now swap in Virginia while the ship’s system is repaired.

News of the breakdown reached Capitol Hill by late Friday. Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement to Navy Times that the plant issues were troubling and called for accountability.
"Blah blah blah blah blah-diddy blah bluh bluh blah blub blup blah," the platitudinous puke may also have said, but who could possibly care what issues from that old fool's beer hole?


Chemtrails hell, here's something to worry about:
Box around the base.
Looks innocuous, dunnit?

Fun W/ Words

Weather Report

68°F in Philadelphia at Army-Navy Game time, 66°F at Fire Station Six locally; I'm wearing pants & contemplating adding a shirt to my ensemble.

Bonus entirely unconnected image because I have trillions of pixels of these things.