Used to enjoy CREEM. Ah, literacy.Steve Appleford / Los Angeles Times:
A profile of rock magazine Creem, which stopped publishing in 1989 but relaunched as a subscription-only quarterly with plans to eventually expand beyond print — For J.J. Cramer, the quest to resurrect the notorious rock magazine Creem was a lifetime goal that was always just out of reach.
Friday, September 30, 2022
I Believe, I Believe My Time Ain't Long
Let's see now: WWII started when Imperial Japan helped itself to Manchuria in 1931; at the latest, it started when the Japanese Empire invaded China in 1937, 1939 be damned. WWIII may well be underway as I type.Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:What if We're Already Fighting the Third World War with Russia? — Putin's latest provocations once again put Washington in an awful bind. — Nuclear blackmail, illegal annexation of territory, hundreds of thousands of Russian men rounded up and sent to the front lines in Ukraine …Erin Snodgrass / Insider: Putin's nuclear threats are meant to ‘manipulate’ global uncertainty and sow confusion — and it's working, expert saysSteven Nelson / New York Post: Biden ducks question on Nord Stream leaks, slams ‘sham’ Putin annexationStavros Atlamazoglou / 19FortyFive: Putin Won't Like This: More HIMARS Is Head to Ukraine to Fight Russia
Keith Gessen / New Yorker:How the War in Ukraine Might End — In recent years, a small group of scholars has focussed on war-termination theory. They see reason to fear the possible outcomes in Ukraine. — Hein Goemans grew up in Amsterdam in the nineteen-sixties and seventies, surrounded by stories and memories of the Second World War.
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Oakland School Shooting
RESTRICTION SUMMARY: NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT KGO; NO ACCESS SAN FRANCISCO MARKET; NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKS KGO - NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT KGO; NO ACCESS SAN FRANCISCO MARKET; NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKS Oakland, California – 28 September 2022 1. Police officers approach microphone 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Assistant Chief Darren Allison, Oakland Police Department: Just after 12:45 In the afternoon, are Oakland Communications Division received a report of a shooting at a school in the 8200 block and Fontaine. This is the King Estates school that houses four different schools on campus, ranging from middle school to high school. When officers arrived on scene, they responded there along with Alameda County Sheriff's deputies and California highway patrol officers, who all immediately made entry into the school. They began looking for any suspects, any victims, attending the victims, while at the same time escorting students and staff out of harm's way. In all, six adults, individuals 18 and over who have some affiliation with the school, were determined to be suffering from gunshot wounds. They were all transported to local hospitals." ++WHITE FLASH++ 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Assistant Chief Darren Allison, Oakland Police Department: "At this time our clear the school is completed and we are determined that the school is all clear of any suspect individuals. We are currently in actively looking for at least one shooter although there may be other individuals involved. We have our ceasefire teams as well as our violent crime operations teams actively in this moment following up on leads looking to bring to justice those responsible for this heinous act." KGO - NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT KGO; NO ACCESS SAN FRANCISCO MARKET; NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKS Alameda, California – 28 September 2022 4. Hospital officials approach microphone 5. SOUNDBITE (English) James Jackson, CEO, Alameda Health: "Two of the gunshot victims are critical, but stable. And the third is in stable condition. This is an extraordinarily difficult time for us. But I want to take a moment and just thank the caregivers, the trauma team here at the Alameda Health System have done an extraordinary job and they continue to that's what they do. But this is a problem. In 2021 and 2022, we've seen almost a doubling of the violent crimes victims that we're seeing here at our facility. So something has changed. 6. Jackson listening to question STORYLINE: Authorities say six adults were shot and wounded at a school campus in east Oakland, California. The shooting took place at around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Rudsdale Newcomer High School. The school's website says it serves new immigrants ages 16-21 who fled violence and instability in their home countries. It is one of several adjacent schools located on the same block. Oakland Assistant Police Chief Darren Allison said the victims "were affiliated with the school," but declined to say whether any were students or teachers. Officials have not said whether any of the victims might be students age 18 or older. Allison said police were seeking at least one suspect but did not have anyone in custody. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: email@example.com
Right Of The Poor To Sleep Under Bridges Reaffirmed By Ninth Circuit
“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread.”
― Anatole France
America. Ain't she grand?
In case out of Grants Pass, Ore., court reaffirms right of homeless to sleep outside
She's Available, Boys!
And The World Goes Wild!
One wonders which straw broke the camel's back.AJ McDougall / The Daily Beast:Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's Husband of 27 Years Files for Divorce — ‘IRRETRIEVABLY BROKEN’ — Perry Greene, the husband of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), filed for divorce on Tuesday, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Beast. The petition stated …Cassandra Fairbanks / The Gateway Pundit: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's Husband Files for Divorce, But Praises Her for Being an Amazing MomMatthew Chapman / Raw Story: Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband files for divorce: reportTMZ.com:Marjorie Taylor Greene's Husband Files For Divorce — 6:21 PM PT — MTG's estranged husband, Perry Greene, tells TMZ ... “Marjorie has been my best friend for the last 29 years and she has been an amazing mom! Our family is our most important thing we have done.” — UPDATERyan Saavedra / The Daily Wire: Marjorie Taylor Greene's Husband Files For Divorce Julia Mueller / The Hill:Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband files for divorce — Correction: Perry Greene filed for divorce in the Floyd County Superior Court. — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's (R-Ga.) husband filed for divorce Wednesday on the grounds that the marriage is “irretrievably broken,” according to court documents.Josephine Harvey / HuffPost: Marjorie Taylor Greene's Husband Files For DivorceMisty Severi / Washington Examiner: MT, hold the G: Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband files for divorceInsider: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband files for divorce, saying marriage was ‘irretrievably broken’ in court docs
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
The Reeves Of The Shires
Ann McAdams / WECT-TV:Sheriff: “I'm sick of these black bastards.... Every black that I know, you need to fire him...” — SBI investigating allegations of Obstruction of Justice at the Columbus County Sheriff's Office — COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - On one end of the phone was Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene.Matthew Chapman / Raw Story: North Carolina sheriff under investigation after racist rants exposed
Seriously, Stop The Sheriffs Before It's Too LateTranscript here for the literate. It's barely fascism, just barbarianism.
The frontier has been closed since 1890 & the structure of local gov't. has evolved. We don't elect chiefs of police, & there's nothing in the freaking Constitution about sheriffs; they should be appointed like all the other oinkers.Guandolo echoes talking points put forth by extremists like Richard Mack, the founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, which teaches that “the power of the sheriff even supersedes the powers of the president” and urges local law enforcement to resist federal authority. This false idea that the sheriff holds supreme authority has increased in popularity among right-wing activists who would like to see sheriffs conduct more audits of the 2020 presidential election and be more involved in future elections.
Everybody Talks About The Weather ...
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Note To National Media
|UH-60 Blackhawk, eastbound over Hollywood, 1625 hrs., 20 SEP 2022.|
Monday, September 26, 2022
Note To N.A.S.A.: If you truly want to defend & preserve life on this planet you'd better come up w/ a way to eliminate (& to dispose of the remains) the eight billion useless organisms who are already ruining the planet. The problem is under your noses, not in the stars.— M. Bouffant (@MBouffant) September 27, 2022
Monday Militaria: Regulus Films
Sunday, September 25, 2022
Farrell "Pharoah" Sanders:
13 October 1940 – 23 September 2022
Newer version of the classic:Sanders belonged to a cohort of musicians who, in the middle 20th Century, threw open the doors of jazz to allow for fierce dissonances, extended instrumental techniques, and a new style of improvisation oriented toward freeform collective expression rather than individual solos. Born in 1940 in Little Rock, Arkansas, he was at least a decade younger than the players who ushered in free jazz’s first wave, a generation that included John Coltrane, his greatest collaborator and mentor.
Whereas this first generation arrived at free jazz through complex elaborations of tonal harmony, the system of relationships between notes and chords that had undergirded bebop and earlier forms of jazz and classical music, Sanders and peers like Albert Ayler sometimes seemed to leave the precepts of harmony and melody behind entirely. At its most impassioned, their playing arrived in outbursts of pure sound—shrieks, sighs, thundercracks—that traditionalist critics and contemporaries of the era dismissed as unmusical. “I listen to things that maybe some guys don’t,” Sanders said in the New Yorker interview. “I listen to the waves of the water. Train coming down. Or I listen to an airplane taking off.” After Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Cecil Taylor broke down the wall, Sanders and the second vanguard were free to explore the territory on the other side.
We Destroy The Family!
[Behind The New Statesman's paywall. Destroy them too!]
Red love, for all
Family is a terrible way to satisfy our desire for love and care, according to the writer and academic Sophie Lewis. The solution? Abolish it.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
World Gorilla Day
Friday, September 23, 2022
Friday Freak Out: False Rulers
I Know The Feeling
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Guess Which Party's "Political Elites"
Social media sharing of low-quality news sources by political elitesWhy don't some Euro politicos link to lies? American exceptionalism, natch: White Nationalist American Jesus has no problem w/ his people bearing false witness.
Increased sharing of untrustworthy information on social media platforms is one of the main challenges of our modern information society. Because information disseminated by political elites is known to shape citizen and media discourse, it is particularly important to examine the quality of information shared by politicians. Here we show that from 2016 onward, members of the Republican party in the U.S. Congress have been increasingly sharing links to untrustworthy sources. The proportion of untrustworthy information posted by Republicans versus Democrats is diverging at an accelerating rate, and this divergence has worsened since president Biden was elected. This divergence between parties seems to be unique to the U.S. as it cannot be observed in other western democracies such as Germany and the United Kingdom, where left-right disparities are smaller and have remained largely constant.
Fall Down & Die
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Gas Music From Jupiter
Space Force reveals official song: “Semper Supra” — ARLINGTON, Va — ARLINGTON, Va. - Every branch of the armed forces has an official song, from “The Army Goes Rolling Along” to “The Marines' Hymn.” Each song is part of the services' foundation and represents its values, traditions and culture.Ellie Kaufman / CNN: Space Force releases official song ‘Semper Supra’Kelly Garrity / Politico: 'We're the Space Force from on high': The newest U.S. military branch gets its official songTask & Purpose: The Space Force's official song is here and the Air Force chief is sure ‘it will grow on us’Avery Van Etten / WHTM-TV: Space Force unveils official song
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
"American Way/Try To Explain
Scab Of A Nation/Driven Insane"
Those 65 & over can just eat shit & die? (Yes. Why do you ask?)Emily Baumgaertner / New York Times:Health Panel Recommends Anxiety Screening for All Adults Under 65 — The guidance comes as Americans are coping with illness, isolation and loss from the pandemic, as well as other stressors like inflation and rising crime. — A panel of medical experts on Tuesday recommended …
There are reasons.
|P.S.: "Rising crime"? I haven't even started.|
Everything's Made of Shit & You're All Going To Die, Part Why Bother?
Monday, September 19, 2022
Sounds good to me. One question: Does the person one composts have to be, like, dead?— M. Bouffant (@MBouffant) September 20, 2022
California Legalizes Human Composting as a Clean Burial Alternative https://t.co/Fv4GEIVD8V
On This Date: A President Died, A Queen Is Buried, And Many More Miseries Afflict The World
Shakin' All Over!
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Shoot The Sheriff (W/ Ballots)
Yes, "Zelda" of Dobie Gillis is one of our county supervisors, & would have been a better President than Trump. No idea if L.B. Chief Luna is much better than Villanueva, but few could be worse. Vote accordingly.
Raid of County Supervisor’s Home Is Abhorrent, On-Brand for Sheriff Alex VillanuevaCityside Column: The mercurial sheriff, facing an Election Day reckoning, pulls his latest stunt at the Santa Monica home of County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Saturday Stax o' Wax Featuring Booker T. & The M.G.'s!
Fast Flying Mammal Found
Pickleball. Figures.A bat found at a parking lot in Fountain Valley tested positive for rabies, according to Orange County health officials.
The animal was found at around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pickleball Court No. 1 at the Fountain Valley Tennis Center on 16400 Brookhurst St.
Given the location and circumstance, the OC Health Care Agency urged residents to be on alert and avoid contact with any bats.
“Contact with bats should be avoided and any potential bat bite should be discussed with a medical provider,” the agency said.
E/I: Saturday Scientific Show
EONSHappened across this PBS streaming or something program that deals w/ the
Friday, September 16, 2022
Consumer Alert: Buy Crap Now!
Friday Freak Out: The Real J.Z.
Thursday, September 15, 2022
On A Slightly More Positive Note
Indict Trump & Let The Country Burn!!
There's Little To Nothing Worth Saving
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Funny, Sure, But Next Time Someone May Have The Air Let Out Of Them
Did not know the DQ® was a hotbed of Democrats.Chris Hoffman / CBS News:Police: Armed man wearing clown wig said he wanted to ‘kill all Democrats’ — DELMONT, Pa. (KDKA) - A Westmoreland County man is facing several charges after police said he wanted to “kill all Democrats.” — Jan Stawovy, 61, took a loaded gun into a Delmont Dairy Queen and police said the quick action of an officer saved lives.Kieran Press-Reynolds / Insider: An armed Trump supporter in a clown wig was arrested after allegedly storming into a Dairy Queen and vowing to ‘kill Democrats’Virginia Kruta / The Daily Wire: Man In Reflective Vest And Clown Wig Storms Dairy Queen To Restore ‘President King’ TrumpNicole Silverio / The Daily Caller: Police Arrest Armed Pennsylvania Man In Rainbow Wig Who Said He Was Planning To ‘Kill The Democrats’Jason Easley / PoliticusUSA: Armed Man In Clown Wig Storms Western PA Dairy Queen Vowing To Kill Democrats And Restore Trump As KingNot the Bee: Pennsylvania police arrest armed man in clown wig at Dairy Queen who said he wanted to restore Trump as “President King”Savannah Rychcik / IJR: Armed Man Arrested at a Dairy Queen, Made Declaration About Trump
Culture War Intensifies To Actual (But "Minor") Injury
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Orange Light Green Light
More War In Eastern Yurp
Monday, September 12, 2022
Save The Children!!
It's Lemming Time!
We need to put a complete stop to this breeding & reproducing bullshit until we can figure out what the hell's going on.Philippe Naughton / The Daily Beast:
Man Murdered Wife, Shot Daughter After Being Sucked Down ‘Q Rabbit Hole,’ Family Confirms — Igor and Tina Lanis were “loving and happy people” until Trump lost the 2020 election. “My Qdad snapped and killed my family this morning,” his daughter posted on Reddit.Matthew Chapman / Raw Story: Michigan man ‘snapped’ after Trump's loss and shot his family after going down ‘Q rabbit hole’: daughterKara Berg / Detroit News:
Police fatally shoot Walled Lake man who allegedly killed wife, shot daughterJon Blistein / Rolling Stone: QAnon-Addled Dad Killed by Cops After Shooting Wife, Daughter: ‘This Is Out of Control’
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Get Over It You Two-Faced Pansies! It's Old Enough To Drink!
|The Twin Twinkies.|
Sunday Morning Coming Down
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Friday, September 9, 2022
Too Hot To Type
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
"There's A Killer On The Road ..."
... & He's Streaming It To Facebook Live From Memphis, TennesseeWREG stream.
ATOM SECRETS REVEALED!!
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Today In Nausea
Velveeta® is staging a comeback
New York (CNN Business) In 2020, something incredible happened in the dairy aisle: Velveeta® started flying off the shelves.
Sales of the processed cheese product, which food snobs love to hate, have been in decline for years. Then the pandemic hit, and suddenly stressed-out, homebound people wanted Velveeta® for their queso, fudge and extra-cheesy mac and cheese. The sudden interest in the brand presented a rare chance to reintroduce itself to new customers, and to those who hadn't bought Velveeta® in years.
"We recognized that as a great business opportunity," said Kelsey Rice, senior brand communications manager for Velveeta®.
Velveeta® wanted to make a big swing, not just to boost sales but to establish itself as part of the culture. "We think Velveeta® is an iconic brand, and it should be seen and viewed as such," she said.
To change its image, Velveeta® has had to change the way it talks about itself.
That means fewer commercials about affordable, meltable cheese, and more marketing stunts like cheese-scented nail polish and pricey Velveeta® martinis.
|Cute enough name to hang in the galley, but we cannot recommend it as a Velveeta® substitute.|