Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tell Me A Story And Maybe I'll Believe It...

                             Tuesday Soundtrack


La Jetée (Chris Marker) from Hype Not Hype on Vimeo.

Chris Marker was a giant (and recently became a personal favorite)—sad.

h/t (again) Dangerous Minds

Kolub And The Mormon Jesus

                                Yeah, I don't think it matters that a candidate for a national political office believes in something as fantastic as this...do you?

In fact, it would be unfair to point out the craziness of the Mormon faith.

h/t Dangerous Minds

Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Soundtrack

                        Chambers Brothers, Time Has Come Today

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday Afternoon At The Movies

 Odd Man Out, 1947    Carol Reed, dir.

h/t JL

Beautiful, suspenseful, and James Mason is a god.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Saturday Soundtrack

                            John Coltrane, A Love Supreme (full album)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Art Break

This unique Day of the Dead Skull wallpaper was developed specially for Barrio Central and Barrio North, two popular Latin bars located in London.

This high quality wallpaper is screen printed by hand using metallic gold ink on peacock, charcoal, and raspberry. The gold ink allows for the pattern to shine brilliantly under a variety of lighting.

Designed by Emily Evans. Made in London, UK.
from here

h/t Dangerous Minds

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursday Soundtrack

                               Body Count, There Goes The Neighborhood

"...Turning Away From Challenge Into Dreamy Narcosis"

                               h/t Dangerous Minds

A fear manufacturing machine.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday Soundtrack

                           Prince, Musicology

I Hate These Fucking People

He is, of course, referring to the reports that a number of men used their bodies to shield their loved ones during the Aurora massacre. Most of us thought of this as a noble and amazing sacrifice, but to the American Taliban, these may have been slutty slut sluts who use birth control (or even worse, vote for Democrats!) and make their own decisions, so whether or not they deserved to be saved is up to wingnut judgment.
from here
Also...James Taranto is a Dick

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sonny Puts One's Work-life In Perspective...

"Kiss me man...kiss me...when I'm being fucked I like to be kissed..."





Tuesday Soundtrack

                             David Bowie, Heroes

Monday, July 23, 2012

Police Punch Crying Children*

             from here

*Of course they didn't, but if you watch the video, it could have been much worse.
Shit is fucked up and bullshit.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Cheer Up

       Happiness, directed by Todd Solondz, 1998

Another in my continuing series of Cheer Up posts...here and here...

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday Soundtrack

              Zapp, More Bounce to the Ounce

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hate To Meet Hate

                              "The guilt complex of the American white man..."

An amazing conversation.

It occurs to me, that eventhough these journalists were wary and, in a couple of instances dickheads, we couldn't have this conversation now (47 years later)—maybe the 'guilt complex' has made it necessary to pretend that slavery and wholesale discrimination never happened.

Friday Soundtrack

                              Mozart, Sequentia Requiem

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tuesday Afternoon Soundtrack

                                The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced (full)

Pretend to work.

No Longer Quaint

                              Could make a Sheldon Adelson reference, but why bother, and besides Huston's Key Largo is a masterpiece.

Well, okay...

Monday, July 16, 2012


                             Kitty Wells, I Don't Claim To Be An Angel

Saturday, July 14, 2012

H.E.—Dormant, But Now Awake (my hate ethos)

Fucking David Brooks actually wrote the following in a widely read newspaper:

I’d say today’s meritocratic elites achieve and preserve their status not mainly by being corrupt but mainly by being ambitious and disciplined. They raise their kids in organized families. They spend enormous amounts of money and time on enrichment. They work much longer hours than people down the income scale, driving their kids to piano lessons and then taking part in conference calls from the waiting room.

from Why Our Elites Stink (which means they don't really stink I just wanted to say they stink in the headline of my insipid editorial to get people to read it and conclude as I have that our elites are wonderful and simply lack the courage to accept how fantastically wonderful they are...David Brooks pauses to wipe mouth and clean his glasses...)

Saturday Soundtrack

                            Johnny Thunders, I Can't Seem To Make You Mine

Poor Johnny...

Crisis Management (beige)


Steaks, Malt Liquor, and Horse Trailers...

I'm having a lot of trouble getting worked up over Mitt. He's such a miss match for tea party Republicans (and such an incredibly bad liar), I just feel that he can't help but screw himself as the election nears.

I'm probably wrong, and anything is possible.

Updated, from Matt Taibbi:
Romney can’t even be mean with any honesty. Even when he’s pandering to viciousness, ignorance and racism, it comes across like a scaly calculation. A guy who feels like he has to take a dump on the N.A.A.C.P. in Houston in order to connect with frustrated white yahoos everywhere else is a guy who has absolutely no social instincts at all. Someone like Jesse Helms at least had a genuine emotional connection with his crazy-mean-stupid audiences. But Mitt Romney has to think his way to the lowest common denominator, which is somehow so much worse.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Arrested New Guinea Cannibal Cultists Ate Raw Brains, Penis Soup

from here

I'm beginning to think I should stick with posting just soundtracks and movie clips.

Friday Soundtrack

                              Os Mutantes, Rolling Stone

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Work-life Movie Clip

"...ain't nothin' but a thing."
Oh...,"and me ticklin' the ivories."

Thursday Soundtrack

          Electric Guest, Awake

The hipster soul stuff is beginning to grow on me.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday Soundtrack

                           James Brown and the Famous Flames, Please, Please, Please

h/t vp

Art Break

Adam Batchelor, Pharmacopoeia

from here

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. – A woman in a blue chiffon dress poked her head out of a black Range Rover here on Sunday afternoon and yelled to an aide to Mitt Romney, “Is there a V.I.P. entrance. We are V.I.P.”
(Romney's) motorcade of Chevrolet Suburbans passing a gleaming line of Bentleys, Porsches and a Mercedes Benzes waiting to deposit guests who paid up to $25,000 a head to hear him speak.
from here

Is it ironic or just tragic that the so-called grassroots tea party will do anything to usher in this class of monsters.?

Tuesday Soundtrack

            Opium Jukebox, Paint It Black

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Saturday Soul Soundtrack

               Aloe Blacc, Loving You Is Killing Me

Friday, July 06, 2012

Old...But Like New

 h/t Wonkette

America - Fuck Yeah!

My iPhone kept me from posting this earlier.
from here

Not entirely related, but it never get's old (for me).
h/t Driftglass

"You may not know this, but I'm also taller than Godzilla."

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Wednesday Soundtrack

Light posting...or rather a smattering of typo filled attempts to post with an iphone.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Monday, July 02, 2012

Monday Soundtrack

                               Chet Baker, Let's Get Lost

More Death Rattle

catnip for wp
                                                                                                                                   Thank you TBogg

I'm just psyched the fucking gif pasted.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Playing A Guy Who Ain't Smart, But Thinks He Is...That's Tricky

               "You went full retard man."

Corollary: Playing for the votes of people who aren't smart, but think they are...that's tricky (and dangerous).

Sunday Soundtrack

            David Byrne & St. Vincent, Who

I "bumped" into David Byrne a couple of weeks ago at a museum. Strange slow motion recognition as he approached, he's looking at me realizing I'm just about to place him...I smile, let it pass, and he seems grateful.

What would I say anyway? Nice jumpsuit...(he was wearing red overalls).

Siksika (Blackfoot)

I'm blown away by these hand colored lantern slides at the Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Maunuscript site.

While only interpretations of the color of life within these villages, the decorations of the tepees and the firelight glow from within are both beautiful and profoundly sad...gone...gone...gone...

All images were taken by Walter McClintock, 1870-1949

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