Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Rally To Restore Sanity

It was pretty packed, to the point that I had to bug out.  I thought, "Mission accomplished" and I couldn't move closer, hear or see anything.

I keep hearing people today ask "What did it mean, what was it for?".  Well, it's simple folks:  Over a half million people travelled from near (DC area), and far (California, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Nebraska were the ones I met) and all got together at the Mall in our Capital.

The core message we all wanted to send to our Government, was that they have to start working TOGETHER.  To stop treating us (the people) like kids, trying to scare us with 1/2 truths or complete lies.  And that isn't a partisan statement to make.  Scaring people into agreeing with you, only works with dim-wits.

Think of it as your teacher, letting you know you need to play nice, and produce some real results.  Not just say "No", and not just do whatever you want because you have a majority.  Play nice kids, or we will take out every incumbent in both parties, and replace them.  If we do that a few cycles in a row, there will be no "Parties" left.  Hmm, that is not a bad idea actually, then it would just be Americans and their ideas.  And a better assortment of tie colors.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Asobi Seksu



The record label describes the name of the band as translating to "Playful Sex" in Japanese.

When Did Dockers Go Over The Cliff??


Christ, the new slacks I got looked great on the shelf, but after 3 washes, they look like someone is sneaking bleach into the wash. There are streaks in the colors, from wrinkles (I think). They look more like tie died slacks now.

Then I checked the label, made in Cambodia.

I think I will head up to Amish land in Pennsylvania and get some clothes made in America.

Nice Painting...

SUPAKITCH & KORALIE - VÄRLDSKULTUR MUSEET GÖTEBORG from elr°y on Vimeo.

Friday, October 29, 2010

I Like This!

Bad Things That Could Happen from This Is It on Vimeo.

Rally To Restore Sanity Schedule

If you heard the first hour was going to be music, think again... Be there at high noon!

Ibiza Looks Fun

It's on Spain's Mediterranean coast..

Leather Hands

This is actually really good embedded CGI, better than the young Jeff Bridges looks in the new Tron movie.



PS, I don't like big boobs, I find them silly to the point of being humorous.

US Sharia Law Laws

Ok, an ass of a Judge in Jersey (that should tell you something) let a guy off rape charges, of his wife, because it was in his "culture".  This was overturned and the guy went to jail.  Sharia Law is against the law in the US, so we don't need new "laws" against it.  But if you feel so strongly that your State's rules are weak, knock yourself out.

The Gift

Unfortunately, you can't play this truly "full screen", so watch in high def as big as it will let you.  It's Phillips showing off their new TV.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Capturing The End

I was riveted watching this..

At the Hour of Our Death from Mark & Angela Walley on Vimeo.

Funny, Photobomb

photobomb that guy - Faceplant
see more This is Photobomb
One of the best ever, Mom does a faceplant..

Japan's Creepy Robots

All these guys want is a sex doll..



Lil bit freaky.

Fainting Kittens (Funny?)



I chuckled, they look like little actors to me..

An Email From Ben Bernanke

Looks legit? Oh, right...Ben is the Fed Chairman now, not at Bank Of America. Idiots.

We have this day received a payment credit instruction from the Federal Government of Nigeria to credit your account as a result of Contract Payment Funds/Lottery Winning.
Please view attached message for full details and get back to me. Thanks

--Forwarded Message Attachment--

Bank of America (BOA)
1890 Epps Bridge Pkwy, Athens, GA 30606
-------------------------------------------------------
NOTIFICATION OF CREDIT FROM BANK OF AMERICA.
Attn: Sir/Madam
We have this day received a payment credit instruction from the Federal Government of Nigeria to credit your account as a result of Contract Payment Funds/Lottery Winning and Inheritance Funds own to you by Nigeria government and other organizations, and to our dismay, it was discovered that your name appeared as owner of funds valued US$6 million United States Dollars. Which is part payment of your fund From Nigerian reserve account with our bank, Bank of America to pay you in less than 5 working days.
However, you shall require providing the followings data�s below:
{1}. Your Full Name and Address:
{2}. Your Confidential Tel, Cell and Fax.
{3). Your Bank name and address:
{4). Your A/c Name and A/c Numbers.:
(5). Your Swift Code / Routing Numbers:
(6) Any type of ID is accepted.
Please do provide the above information accurately, because this office cannot afford to be held liable for any wrong transfer of funds or liability of funds credited into a ghost account.
Thanks for banking with Bank of America while we looking forward to serving you with the best of our service.
Thanks and God bless you.
Regards,
Yours in Service,
Mr.Ben S. Bernanke
A/C officer B O A

Smut Cave (All About Love)



Slap nuts funny...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Midnight Club (Russ Chimes)

Cool, 3 songs, one story.

Part 1

Russ Chimes - MIDNIGHT CLUB EP (Part 1: Never Look Back) from Saman Keshavarz on Vimeo.

Part 2

Russ Chimes - MIDNIGHT CLUB EP (Part 2: Tertre Rouge) from Saman Keshavarz on Vimeo.

Part 3

Russ Chimes - MIDNIGHT CLUB EP (Part 3: Targa) from Saman Keshavarz on Vimeo.

chk chk chk Made Me Laugh

!!! [chk chk chk] - Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass from Saman Keshavarz on Vimeo.

The Bahamas, Skewed

The Bahamas in Technicolor from Ryan Lightbourn on Vimeo.

Wikileaks

Is it just me, or is the US blocking all access to the "classified" wikileaks info? Pretty good DHS policy, hide everything from the US, but let the rest of the world have it? Or maybe the site is just overloaded...

HMS Asutute Is Grounded

Temorarily...


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-11609870

Yeah, France Is Pissed

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11610601

Come on, you guys enjoyed years of low taxes and now when the Gov has to tighten up on spending, you can offer to pay more, or work longer. Pick one. Stop bitching.

On the other hand, the majority of the currency of the world, has congealed with the top 5 or 10 percent of rich mother fuckers.  The middle class are slipping into poverty at an alarming rate.  If there is no money pay the middle class a decent wage, the economy slows, then stops.  Not sure if you heard of the Great Depression?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Harry Reid = Elite?

Paying $750K for a condo at the Ritz, is a bit extreme, though out of pocket. Why not a small house? Back in 2005 he paid his "staff" bonuses out of Campaign funds. Um, how did he ever get to be Majority Leader?

Though he paid it back, why didn't the Ethics Committee slap his ass down? Republicans were in charge then. Maybe they thought a really big slap was "over kill"? Or they bargained to keep things mild, because of the Tom Daschel(SP?) issue that was happening at the same time?

I dunno, but Reid staying at the fucking Ritz has me raising the question of some transparency, over the Congress' expenses.  How much are WE paying for?  We know (see earlier post) the cost of Congress is spiraling upward, at a time it should be waning.

At this point, if Nevada sends Sharron (who spells it that way?) or Harry to Washington, I (a Dem) won't be happy.  I can however revel in the fact, that the Ritz won't let Sharron Angel stay there.  No cages for coo coos.

Bye Tom Bosley

You had a honorable career and a long life (83). Well done, I hope. Only you know, and maybe the hired help. Safe home...

Funny MTV Cribs Parody

Stick with it, worth it. It's a guy from a local DC sports radio show, but very funny video.

Cakes Cribs from Lil Bit Money Films on Vimeo.

Royksopp, Free MP3

I Wanna Know by Röyksopp

Free download here:
http://royksopp.com/track-of-the-month-october

Robonaut = Cool

Monday, October 18, 2010

Playground

Playground from Mark Kuczewski on Vimeo.

The Starseeds



Good "chill out" music...

Socialized Healthcare

If over 36% of American's are already in a Socialized Healthcare system (Medicare/Medicaid/State/Federal Employees) how can so many of them be against it?  If anything, the other 64% should want in!!  Oh, that 36% includes every State and Federal member of Congress.  Hypocrisy.

Using CO2 For Fuel, To Get Back From Mars?

Hmmm...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Michael Penn Is Back?



I can only guess this has to do with the lunacy of our Government?

Of Montreal, Get This CD!



featuring Famine Affair



Big O And Dukes

Got my "Oh Hey Kurt Ray" T-Shirt..


It's a collector's item, and if you don't get it, please don't bother asking me.

Sudan Is About To Get Ugly, Again..

I never thought I would say "thank you" to George Clooney for educating me on an issue. He was on C-Span tonight raising awareness of the impending conflict and rallying the US to work with China and others to head off a blood bath.

I did some digging and found some pics of the root cause of Sudan civil war (I don't get putting the words Civil and War in the same sentence).

Back in the 1980s, Egypt pushed for a canal from southern Sudan all the way to Egypt, to ensure water supplies. The project started and the largest "moving" machine in the world was built. I expect by China, with US parts. Some pics of the remnants of the "Excavator" are below. Click them to see full size and soak in the scale of this man made beast.



No wonder a war broke out? The north was stealing the water supplies from the south...

One of the first things the south did, was to disable the "machine".


As detailed here, http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article32062  There is a pic of the whole giant Excavator in the story!

Egypt still wants the canal, and South Sudan wants independence. The vote is in early 2011, and the pre/post vote situation is likely to be very ugly.

You can watch the Clooney discussion here; http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/295955-1

The Vaselines

Pauley (From NCIS) NOH8

Friday, October 15, 2010

Emmon (Oldie)

Habib Koite



Election Update

Speaking as a Sailor, I will not vote for anyone who uses "spending like a drunken sailor" as a catch phrase. Drunken sailors pass out and are actually quite frugal.

And who the hell will benefit by "buying health care across state lines"?? Oh right, the biggest players who contribute the most to YOUR CAMPAIGNS. Just edging out the competition...greedy fucks.

Failblog Is Funny..

Via Photobomb.com...

France Needs Gas

The Labor Unions have cut off France's petrol supplies (even to the Paris Airport) because they are mad that the retirement age is being pushed from 60, to 62. Hey, they have wine that needs drinkin' and no time to waste workin'. We can only hope this should not impact the mimes hear the Eiffel tower.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11549694

Those Pesky WWII Leftovers...

I would embed the video, but I can't get it to not auto-play (flash is shit). An old bomb gets to do it's thing...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/8066015/Second-World-War-bomb-detonated-in-Germany.html

The Energy Revolution

Via http://xkcd.com/556/
Click to enlarge..

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lets Play Ring Toss!!

Pretty sick...


http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/10/11/30979.htm

North Korean Military Parade

North Korea's Military parade in Slow Motion from Dan Chung on Vimeo.


Watch in HD, full screen. Pretty interesting. Lots of hints.

Miners And Crap

Um, Miners. Good for you. 69 days. Ever been stuck under water for 85 days with no fresh food and no communication with your family? We did get showers, and that's about the only difference between a Submarine and a trapped Miner.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Art vs Science



This gets better as it progresses..

The Cost Of Congress (UP UP UP!)

http://www.cncnews.org/news/congress-operating-costs-skyrocket

Some highlights;

- Senators and representatives’ salaries and benefits: $126 million, up 23.5 percent.
(I would take just a 5% increase, but like most midlle class, I have been losing ground since 2000)

- Expense allowances for Senate leaders: $180,000, up 99 percent since 2000.

- Senate officers: $178.98 million, up 99 percent.

- House leadership offices: $25.88 million, up 82 percent.

- Other House officers: $198.30 million, up 120 percent.

- Senators’ personal offices: $422 million, up 75 percent.

- House members’ personal offices: $660 million, up 62 percent.

- Architect of the Capitol salaries: $106.78 million, up 118 percent.

- Capitol Police salaries: $265.18 million, up 237 percent.

- Capitol Police general expenses: $63.13 million, up 860 percent.

Funny Or Die

I don't usually pass on their stuff to anyone, but this had me laughing...then washing my hands and swilling Listerene.
Embrasse - watch more funny videos

Of Montreal



I guess this is about society eating it's own? Not the best hamburger I have ever had..

Harold Lewis Seems Bright...

"It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist."

Yeah, he isn't happy about the debacle that is the global warming scam.  Me too.  There is no real science behind what they pronounce..

Whole story here; http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100058265/us-physics-professor-global-warming-is-the-greatest-and-most-successful-pseudoscientific-fraud-i-have-seen-in-my-long-life/

Unemployment Update...

The blue dot is about the time the Stimulus passed, it actually should be a little to the right.


So, if you carry the trend line July 08, to January 09; we would be approaching or above 20% unemployment.  That would be bad, right? 

I expect after the November 3rd elections, companies will start hiring for the Holidays.  That will put money in people's pockets, which will increase spending after the holidays.  I am optimistic for next year.

Table Tennis!

I love this, I just have nowhere to put a table :(


PONG from California is a place. on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ford Gets Cut-throat

http://www.freep.com/article/20101009/BUSINESS01/10090322/

Ok, I get needing to do things "affordably", but paying a skilled/semi-skilled worker $14 an hour, equals less than $30K a year.  People can't live on that, even in/near Detroit.  Just a few dollars more would make a huge difference overall...  Come on, we know Americans are generally overpaid, but don't drive us into the ground so fast.

FDIC To Sue Failed Bank Managers

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/08/post_545_n_756059.html

Hell yeah!!!!

Beautiful, But Sad..

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Rainbow!!!


Well, there IS a picture.  Pakistanis wasting water on trucks that are a total loss.  Good job.  Sorry a few of your "soldiers" died in an attack.  How many Americans have died because you let terrorists roam freely?  Lets get the hell out of Pakistan NOW!  We have other avenues for supplies, be creative.

HELL YES!


SUPER8 & TAB : EMPIRE from Ian Gamester on Vimeo.


Best song/video this fall, so far..

Send Jobs To China/Mexico

I was reading this story: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-jobs-offshoring-20101006,0,1485516.story

And I was aghast!  I had no idea how we were actually paying for companies to send their jobs to Asia and South America.  The Department Of Labor spells out how we have pay to cover workers, victims, of US companies sending jobs to other countries.

http://www.doleta.gov/tradeact/benefits.cfm

This about makes me puke.  Who thought this up?  As far as I can tell, Bush 1, started it, Bill Clinton signed it with modifications, and Bush 2 increased benefits to companies that moved jobs out of the US.

I want to throw up....

Two Quick Things...

If you have to rent a friend, you should try volunteering anywhere instead. You will meet nice people.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11465260

A stock trader (ha ha) get's 3 years jail, in France, for making terrible trades. In the US, we gave these guys bailouts and golden parachutes. I say, for he first time in my life, we could learn something from France.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11474077

Smut Cave Is Back...