Monday, December 22, 2014

you are an idiot

what it is: you are an idiot
where i found it: north korea (maybe)

You probably heard about the hack attack on Hollywood (possibly) coming from North Korea in retribution for a fictional scene of Kim Jong Un's head exploding. North Korea says they didn't do it and also that the attack was only the first of their efforts (?). At any rate, the group behind the attack, known as the Guardians of Peace, sent this little video, titled You Are An Idiot, to the FBI over the weekend. It's worth watching because you are an idiot.

Also, I believe the acoustic version of Idiot Wind to be superior to the electric version.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

stupid dalai lama

what it is: stupid dalai lama
where i found it: ny times, bbc, etc.

This just in from the Dalai Lama:

"There is no guarantee that some stupid Dalai Lama won't come next, who will disgrace himself or herself. That would be very sad."

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

more on santacon, i can't breathe

what it is: more on santacon, i can't breathe
where i found it: three days ago

If you care to look further into the bizarre mix of agendas that characterized this weekend in NYC, HERE are some videos by someone who actually had the foresight to videotape some of the santa/protester crap. My least favorite part is the commentor who whines that this is news from three days ago. I'm upping the ante by still writing about it four days later.

Maybe looking at all of these santas or posting a picture of Christ yesterday got me in the mood, I don't know, but I woke up this morning with THIS song about the baby Jesus in my head. HERE's the same guy reminiscing about E.T. and HERE his family give us a tour of their home while he's on an "iron vacation", which I take to mean locked up.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

santacon, i can't breathe

what it is: santacon, i can't breathe
where i found it: my great city

This weekend featured a magic NYC combo of large protests against police brutality and large numbers of wasted santas roaming the streets. Travel on all fronts went down hill: alcohol was banned on the trains to avoid Santa vomit, travel by car was impossible due to human blockades and people in high states of arousal were to be found everywhere, leading bars to post signs such as the following:

Things got ugly as protestors tried to throw garbage cans off the bridge and then ganged up on cops, subsequently santas started harassing protesters then brawling with each other. If you care, it's worth reading about the evolution of Santacon on Wikipedia, its pre-fratmeat origins are kind of interesting. Welcome to New York at Christmas time.

one man takes a stand
greatest form of modern protest: the die in

Friday, December 12, 2014

the torture playlist

what it is: the torture playlist
where i found it: in dungeons payed for with my tax dollars

Mother Jones has been nice enough to compile this TORTURE PLAYLIST, a selections of songs used by the CIA in order to make someone's reality as miserable as possible. It may be the only place on Earth that Deicide and Barney have appeared on the same bill. I'm ashamed to admit that I'm only familiar with about two thirds of the material, so I guess some investigation is in order. I would add to this two other pieces of torture repertoire that I'm familiar with:

1) The mix of These Boots Are Made for Walking with the sounds of lambs being slaughtered pumped through the air vents at trapped Branch Davidians by the ATF during the Waco raids.

2) The 24 hour blaring of Black Flag's cover of Louie Louie into a dark room used by a Jewish fraternity to haze their pledges (revealed to me by a "brother" who had wanted to belong enough to have successfully stuck it out).