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Rock May 31, 2008

Posted by Sobek in Music.
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Barry in CO’s list and Michael’s response are a little, um, tame.  I’m not going to say the following even approximates the Ten Best anything, I’m just submitting for your consideration that, all things considered, some people might consider ZZ Top (for example) a little wussy.  These are ten songs that understand what sonic energy is all about.

I dare any of you to drive the speed limit while listening to these at high volume.  In no particular order:

1.  Ministry, Just One Fix (also acceptable: NWO, Scarecrow, Psalm 69).

2.  Slipknot, Wait and Bleed (also acceptable: Before I Forget).

3.  Metallica, The Four Horsemen (also acceptable: anything from Ride the Lightning or Master of Puppets).

4.  Anthrax, Belly of the Beast (also acceptable: Only).

5.  Skid Row, Slave to the Grind (also acceptable: nothing.  Their other songs are fun, but too poofy for this list).

6.  Faith No More, Midlife Crisis (also acceptable: Falling to Pieces, Surprise You’re Dead, Kindergarten.  And it doesn’t belong on this list, but they do a great cover of Easy, by The Commodores).

7.  Sponge, Plowed (also acceptable: I have no idea.  I just know this one rocks).

8.  Alice in Chains, Them Bones (also acceptable: Would?, Grind, Again, God Smack).

9.  Godsmack, Keep Away (also acceptable: Moon Baby, Bad Religion, Straight Out of Line).

10.  Puddle of Mudd, Heel Over Head (also acceptable: Control, Famous).

Saturday Morning Cartoon Binge May 31, 2008

Posted by Michael in Personal Experiences.
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Rosetta is remembering, and I remember this too.

When I was a children, one of my mostest favorite things was waking up early on Saturday morning and watching about 4 straight hours of cartoons. This was the Looney Tunes, Superfriends, Pink Panther era.

I did that. I lived for Saturday morning. Of course, you needed a sugar high to fully appreciate those cartoons. If you had any talent as a kid, you had whined enough so that Mom bought you some junk cereal for this occasion.

As part of my Saturday morning ritual, I would get a box of cereal from the kitchen and eat it while I watched TV. I always ate it straight out of the box – no milk – for some reason. Maybe I wasn’t allowed to help myself to milk or something. Anyway…I was a big fan of a couple of kinds of cereal. It was basically sugar-coated sugar but that’s not a bad thing.

Rosetta’s post is not just a sappy reminiscence. He makes an important political point.

If you didn’t like Cookie Crisp you were a friggin’ communist.

The Hostages: Sick of Your Bullshit Since 2006

Here’s a clever tribute to Saturday morning cartoons. And to being a kid. The Aerosmith song, unexpectedly, works with the theme. (You have to wait until 0:16 for the actual video to start.)

Kill Barry May 31, 2008

Posted by Michael in Crime.
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I just now wandered over to Out West to see what our pal Barry is up to.

Like many bloggers before him, he published his list of the top ten rock songs of all time, plus a few honorable mentionees.

Satisfaction- The Rolling Stones
LA Woman- The Doors
All Right Now- Free
Proud Mary- Creedence Clearwater Revival
La Grange- ZZTop
Won’t Get Fooled Again- The Who
Sunshine Of Your Love- Cream
Back In The USSR- The Beatles
I Hate Myself For Loving You- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Born To Be Wild- Steppenwolf

Almost Made The List:

25 Or 6 To 4- Chicago
Whole Lotta Love- Led Zeppelin
Sweet Emotion- Aerosmith
Johnny B Goode- Chuck Berry

I tried to be cool. I tried to reason with him.

Michael Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
May 31, 2008 at 2:31 pm

OK, I know it’s subjective, but . .

Not “Stairway to Heaven”?
Not “All Along the Watchtower”?
Not “Aqualung”?
Not “Symphony for the Devil”?
Not “Layla”?

And you included Chicago!!!

I mean, I suppose there is some room for good faith disagreements here, but you, sir, have lost your right to live.

See that? I’m trying to save his worthless life and my comment is awaiting moderation!!!

That’s when I lost it.

Michael Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
May 31, 2008 at 2:41 pm

And fer cryin’ out loud, you included a trivial pop tune like “Back in the USSR”!!!

I’m trying not to get emotional about this.

*Michael does deep breathing exercises*

That didn’t work. Barry, please publish your home address so that I can gun you down the next time I am in Colorado. Thank you.

In the comment thread below, feel free to issue death threats to Barry, and share examples of songs that are better than Back in the USSR.

Fashion Sense May 30, 2008

Posted by Sobek in Politics.
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BBC Arabic has this picture up right now:

That’s tiny-chinned Syrian President Bashar Assad (right)[corrected; first I said “left” because I are retarded] with the Emir of Qatar. (more…)

The Really Cool Thing About Lawyers May 30, 2008

Posted by kevlarchick in Ducks, Man Laws, Science, Terrorist Hemorrhoids.
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Is how people respect and admire them.

Don’t tell mom I’m a lawyer.  She thinks I’m a piano player in a whorehouse.

And just so this post isn’t totally a gratuitous shot at Mr. Giggles McJailFashion, here’s a lawyer who is mad at Delta Airlines.


Welcome Instapundit Readers May 29, 2008

Posted by BrewFan in Lurkers, News.
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Take your shoes off. Browse around. Have a brownie and a glass of milk. Stay for awhile.

Technology On The Move! May 29, 2008

Posted by BrewFan in Man Laws, News, Science, Technology.
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“A short film introducing the world to Datastorm, a device derived from retrotechnology and perfect for high-speed, wireless data transfer.”

Cincinnati In the News Again May 29, 2008

Posted by daveintexas in News.
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Man accused of spraying a woman’s shoes with saltwater.

CINCINNATI – A woman told Cincinnati police that she heard a noise and then felt something cold on her feet. Police said a man crawled under a table at a University of Cincinnati library and used a syringe to spray saltwater onto the woman’s shoes.


He seems so, normal.

Her feet looked kinda, uh, dry.  Yeah.

Ladies, if you see this gentleman spraying something on your shoes, return the favor by spraying him with that pepper spray you keep on your key ring.  You know you want to see how it works.

It’s also good to know if he gets any visitors they will be properly attired.

One Anglican Bishop Has Had Enough May 28, 2008

Posted by Michael in Heroes, Religion.
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A voice crying in the wilderness . . .

The collapse of Christianity has wrecked British society, a leading Church of England bishop declared yesterday.

It has destroyed family life and left the country defenceless against the rise of radical Islam in a moral and spiritual vacuum.

Vacuum? What is this vacuum of which you speak?

In a lacerating attack on liberal values, the Right Reverend Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, said the country was mired in a doctrine of ‘endless self-indulgence’ that had brought an explosion in public violence and binge-drinking.

In a blow to Gordon Brown, he mocked the ‘scramblings and scratchings’ of politicians who try to cast new British values such as respect and tolerance.

The Pakistani-born bishop dated the downfall of Christianity from the ‘social and sexual revolution’ of the 1960s.

Oh, that vacuum.

It’s mighty interesting that this bishop hails from an Islamic country. Maybe he knows something about the vulnerability of societies that abandon real values for phony obeisance to “respect and tolerance.”

He said Church leaders had capitulated to Marxist revolutionary thinking and quoted an academic who blames the loss of ‘faith and piety among women’ for the steep decline in Christian worship.

Dr Nazir-Ali said the ‘ newfangled and insecurely founded’ doctrine of multiculturalism has left immigrant communities ‘segregated, living parallel lives’.

Christian values of human dignity, equality and freedom could be lost as the way is left open for the advance of brands of Islam that do not respect Western values.

What Britain will earn from its abandonment of core Western values is social disintegration, racial strife, class antagonism and, finally, civil war.

You heard it here first.

Segregated, living parallel lives.

Here’s a song from the Black Crowes:

Songs from the Big Chair May 28, 2008

Posted by skinbad in Economics, Personal Experiences.
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Except for a brief and painful fling with a black and sexy thang that ended up leaving me cold, I’m sitting in the office chair I’ve had for almost 14 years. I’ve been asked what I want as far as new office furnishings. Anyone have an office chair their ass just loves to be in?

This is the only possibility I’ve come up with so far. Pony? Easy boy. Easy.

Reminded me of the old Anne Murray tune:


Nude Maid Cleans Up May 28, 2008

Posted by Michael in Crime, Ducks, News.
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I suppose you already know this, but in case you don’t, women are better workers when they are nekkid.

TAMPA – A nude maid is accused of really cleaning up at a Florida man’s home. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said a 50-year-old man hired the maid from the Internet on Friday to clean his Tampa home.

Authorities said the woman arrived at the home in a one-piece, light colored dress. She took off the dress and cleaned the house for $100-per-hour.

For $100 per hour, she must have been scrubbing those floors until you could eat off them.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Debbie Carter said the man told deputies he left the maid alone in the bedroom to clean.

One wonders about this detail. In what rooms did he not leave the nude maid alone?

When the man’s wife came home from vacation, she discovered $40,000 in jewelry missing from their bedroom.

Police are investigating.

Oh hell yeah. I’ll bet they are investigating. I want to be the undercover cop who hires her next.

Heck, I wouldn’t even mind if she showed up in more modest attire (NSFW below the break):


Stupid dog! I said it’s a nice buck! May 28, 2008

Posted by skinbad in Crime, Ducks.
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They both think the other one is screwing botching their photo.