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Saturday, May 15, 2010

also from

dangerous minds

dang, they ARE adorable

Meet the sloths from Amphibian Avenger on Vimeo.

GREAT mashup. the best i've heard in a LONG time


what can one say?


geek baking



The Bones of War: Haunting Skeleton Photography

Posted By Delana

francois robert photography

say it isn't so.........

i'm not the biggest fan in the universe, but i watched it from time to time and i liked it well enough.

just dropped by the nbc website. i see the miss usa shitefest is coming up (how proud nbc must be of that!!!). they immediately direct you to the swimsuit pictures too (getting right down to bid-niz i see)

and let's not forget nbc is the home of jay 'i'm a giant big fat weeniehead' leno too!

Dropping of ‘Law & Order’ Creates Hole in Economy

But the wheels of TV justice will soon grind to a halt, after NBC announced on Friday that it was canceling the original “Law & Order,” leaving a big hole in the city’s economy.

Katherine Oliver, the commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting, said that every year the show provided jobs to about 4,000 people, including one-day acting roles. Its spending totaled about $79 million annually, she said, including things like coffee and bagels, boom microphones and duct tape. During its 20-year run, that impact amounted to as much as $1 billion or more, she said.

Ms. Oliver praised Dick Wolf, the show’s producer, for choosing to film a series in the city when most other shows about New York were being shot in Canada or some other faraway place.

“He’s really proved that New York City is an affordable place to shoot,” she said.......................

i guess real americans don't really believe

in freedom of expression. in freedom of speech. in freedom period.

Incident spurs call for school use review

A city School Committee member says she's 'appalled' at how GOP guests treated a classroom.

By Kelley Bouchard kbouchard@mainetoday.com
Staff Writer

PORTLAND - One School Committee member, saying she's "appalled" by the behavior of some of the Republicans who used a room at King Middle School last weekend, wants to protect the city's public schools from future harm.

Sarah Thompson said she plans to raise the issue when the committee meets on May 19. She has asked Superintendent Jim Morse to contact City Manager Joe Gray so the committee will have a clear understanding of policies and legalities related to the rental and public use of school buildings....................


When Clifford returned to school on Monday, he found that a favorite poster about the U.S. labor movement had been taken and replaced with a bumper sticker that read, "Working People Vote Republican."

Later, Clifford learned that his classroom had been searched. Republicans who had attended the convention called Principal Mike McCarthy to complain about "anti-American" things they saw there, including a closed box containing copies of the U.S. Constitution that were published by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Maine Republican Party leaders have issued a written apology to King students and teachers................................

i bristle

well, i actually dry heave. i cannot believe this sack o' shite. really. i can't

so does buchanan want to staff the supreme court with a giant bunch of asswipes like him?

Buchanan: With Kagan, too many Jews on Supreme Court bench

By Daniel Tencer


But conservative commentator Pat Buchanan has found a different way to criticize the president's choice of Supreme Court judge: Kagan's Jewishness.

"If Kagan is confirmed, Jews, who represent less than 2 percent of the US population, will have 33 percent of the Supreme Court seats," Buchanan wrote in a column for WorldNetDaily on Friday. "Is this the Democrats' idea of diversity?"

In his column, Buchanan argued the Democrats have been hypocritical in claiming to be the party of ethnic and racial diversity because their Supreme Court picks don't reflect the US's ethnic and religious breakdown................

Friday, May 14, 2010

i glow, i don't PERSPIRE


no gelatine for me....agar agar perhaps?



(showing off AGAIN)


from wooster collective

A Low Fi Lenticular On The Streets Of Berlin



my favorite clip of the month (and it's only the 14th)

but i don't think anything else can beat it


i think he's just trying to say YO

ok, is that kitty even real? he looks like an automaton to me



this clearly is NOT compassion

this clearly is NOT assisted suicide. this clearly IS someone who most likely (in my mind that is) has a suicide fetish (and we all know what a fetish is, don't we?)

this is quite disturbing. i'll warn you

Online Talk, Suicides and a Thorny Court Case

The seemingly empathetic nurse struck up conversations over the Internet with people who were pondering suicide. She told them what methods worked best. She told some that it was all right to let go, that they would be better in heaven, and entered into suicide pacts with others.

But the police say the nurse, who sometimes called herself Cami and described herself as a young woman, was actually William F. Melchert-Dinkel, a 47-year-old husband and father from Faribault, Minn., who now stands charged with two counts of aiding suicide.

Mr. Melchert-Dinkel, whose lawyer declined an interview request on his behalf, told investigators that his interest in “death and suicide could be considered an obsession,” court documents say, and that he sought the “thrill of the chase.” While the charges stem from two deaths — one in Britain in 2005 and one in Canada in 2008 — Mr. Melchert-Dinkel, who was indeed a licensed practical nurse, told investigators that he had most likely encouraged dozens of people to kill themselves, court documents said. He said he could not be sure how many had succeeded.........


Robb Long/Associated Press

William F. Melchert-Dinkel.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

really really really like ben basso's work


franco brambilla


yup, sur nuff is funny talkin' bout

killin dem dar leeberals wit our big ol guns

California GOP Candidate Wants To ‘Issue Hunting Permits’ For Conservatives To ‘Thin’ The Liberal ‘Herd’

By Amanda Terkel

In California’s 11th congressional district, there are four people running for the Republican nomination in the June primary election. One of the front-runners is Brad Goehring, who posted a message on his Facebook wall this week, declaring “hunting season” on liberals:

If I could issue hunting permits, I would officially declare today opening day for liberals. The season would extend through November 2 and have no limits on how many taken as we desperately need to “thin” the herd........

hey dan?

what about white dudes who fly their planes into irs buildings in texas? do THEY look like terrorists?

yeah, racial profiling is the answer all right! (by the way, this dude is in florida NOT arizona)


Sneak Preview: Watch The Joe Wilson And Valerie Plame Movie Trailer (VIDEO)

i have never in my life heard anything so

immoral, so unjust, so fucked up. i don't mean (necessarily) the alleged rapist being found not guilty ( IF IT WAS BASED ON REAL SOLID EVIDENCE). i mean him being found not guilty because he said the victim's jeans were too tight for him to remove without her help. i mean a doctor said there was evidence of physical trauma. no. he was found NOT guilty.

what the fuck????????????????/


Jettison the tight jeans legal furphy
AUSTRALIA has been put on the international legal map over a court case involving the bizarre question of whether jeans can be a barrier to rape.

Nicholas Gonzales, 23, was recently acquitted of rape after a jury raised questions about how his alleged victim's jeans came to be removed.

The woman testified that she had met Gonzales in a Sydney bar and accompanied him to his flat to listen to some music - but said he overpowered and raped her there.

Gonzales argued the sex was consensual and that the woman, who weighs a mere 42kg, was wearing tight jeans that would be difficult to remove without her collaboration.

After Gonzales was found not guilty he applied for his costs to be paid by the state. In dismissing his application, the judge this week said she found the medical evidence of sexual assault "compelling" and pointed out that Dr Rosemary Isaacs had examined the complainant and found evidence of physical trauma................

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

here she is...........buttry brown



amazing origami inspired eco-friendly creations
Posted by: Desh

(here's just one)


love & theft


mom's day pics...............



(last one is my personal favorite of course)

well this ad just MAY be worse

Political ad in Alabama mocks evolution

Where was that again? Alabama, of course.

stephen, don't know if it's THE worst....

but it's sure right up there!

John McCain and The Worst Campaign Ad Ever

Stephen C. Webster

Facing a strong challenge from the political right by way of former Congressman J.D. Hayworth, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is doing his best to appear as conservative as possible.

Apparently, his best is perhaps the worst, most ineffectual, pandering campaign ad ever — that just happens to carry a message he personally mocked in a national magazine interview only three years ago................


you just have to say and pray

these are the people whose father or mother dropped on their heads whilst they were babies. that would be the ONLY reason to explain this

Poll: Ten percent of Americans believe environmentalists intentionally caused oil spill
By John Byrne

Fifth of those polled say disaster increases their belief in drilling

Ten percent of Americans believe environmentalists intentionally sabotaged the oil rig Deepwater Horizon off the Gulf Coast according to a poll released Tuesday, apparently as part of a ploy to reduce Americans' support for offshore drilling.

The surprising finding was contained in a poll released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh floated the idea on his nationally syndicated talk show.

Polling director Tom Jensen downplayed the finding in a blog post, arguing that the figure was insignificant. He noted, however, that if "undecideds" were included, the number of Americans who are unsure about or believe the environmental sabotage theory rises to more than thirty percent.//////////

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

i love love love horror movies

but of late, there is a LOT of torture porn out there. that, i don't like (you know the saws and the hostels). that i DO NOT like.

i never heard of this movie. it sounds wonderful AND horrid all at the same time. it sounds like i want to see it BUT after seeing the trailer on youtube (i'm not going to embed it. i don't want anyone mad at me over THAT), i don't think i will see it

The most disturbing movie ever made?

By Breeanna Hare, Special to CNN

CNN) -- If the title alone isn't enough to make you squirm, a brief rundown of the premise for the indie horror movie, "The Human Centipede," certainly will. Any film involving three humans sharing a single digestive tract obviously isn't aiming to be easy on the eyes.

Yet director/writer Tom Six's portrayal of a crazed surgeon who takes his skills at separating conjoined twins and uses them to create his own living human insect has left some critics appalled that it was even created; venerated critic Roger Ebert didn't think his star rating system was even applicable.

"No horror film I've seen inflicts more terrible things on its victims than 'The Human Centipede,'" Ebert wrote in his review. "The star rating system is unsuited to this film. Is the movie good? Is it bad? Does it matter? It is what it is and it occupies a world where the stars don't shine."

These kind of reviews -- filled with cautious synopses that often start with "warning, if you have a weak stomach, stop reading" -- is also exactly the kind of thing that piques the curiosity of fans of horror or "torture porn," although "Centipede" is thought to be such a psychologically challenging picture that it's almost outside of that category, said Rachel Belofsky, director of movie festival Screamfest L.A................

magnet (mark davis)



Bain News Service,, publisher. Queen of Bavaria [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915] 1 negative :..

from the flickr page of the library of congress

walyou is having a give away

for vuzix wrap 310 video specs

why not enter?

Insect collages from both the Butterflies and Insects collections at the NYPL Digital Gallery, circa 1920's.


give this a read

it's short, funny AND scary

Sarah Palin: “U.S Law Should be Based on the Bible!”

CJ Werleman

Author ’God Hates You. Hate Him Back’ (Making Sense of the Bible)

i didn't always like how he portrayed women

but i sure did know he was one talented artist.

Frank Frazetta 1928-2010

BY The Beat
..........one of the last known public photos of Frazetta, shown in February at a family barbeque in Florida with his daughters and granddaughter...


Frank Frazetta was born February 9, 1928. His early artistic career consisted of years of exquisitely drawn comics work, including contributions to the EC line of comics, assisting Al Capp on L’il Abner and later drawing several years of the strip, and working with Harvey Kurtzman on Little Annie Fanny.

In the ’60s, Frazetta turned to cover paintings for the thriving pulp paperback industry and created one of the most recognizable illustration styles of all time. His covers for Conan, Tarzan and other rough-hewn heroes created a visceral, violent, erotic yet somehow still nuanced visual style that has been endlessly imitated but never surpassed — Frazetta’s imagery of brawny, relentless swordsmen, seductive, fleshy sirens and hellfire breathing monsters had a gut level impact because it came from the gut — his many followers were just tracing without the passion of the originals.............

this is rather enough now

when is ALL of american going to say FUCK YOU to faux 'news'? it's TIME

‘Fair and balanced’ network: ‘Liberal media helping terrorists?’
By David Edwards

Curious "fair and balanced" minds at Fox News want to know if the "liberal media" is aiding and abetting terrorists. "LIBERAL MEDIA HELPING TERRORISTS?" a large graphic on the screen asked during Fox & Friends Monday.

"Do media outlets like The New York Times aid and abet terrorists by leaking national security secrets," Fox News host Brian Kilmeade wondered.

"Some say, 'Oh, they do that.' Including helping the Times Square bomber plan his attack without being detected," suggested Kilmeade..........

Monday, May 10, 2010

they pulled the trailer (faux did) but i saw it

and if you checked out my blog a few days ago YOU got to see it too. OBVIOUSLY it wasn't real and OBVIOUSLY a bunch of 'illegal aliens' ARE NOT GOING TO MACHETE WHITE FOLK into itty bitty pieces.

geeze louise

‘Machete’ trailer recut to blast Arizona immigration law sparks wild ‘race war’ fears

By Ron Brynaert

The tagline for the classic 1972 Wes Craven thriller The Last House on the Left advised the weak of heart: "To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie.'"

But what happens if the movie is based on a fake trailer, and a second politicized fake trailer is "leaked" to help promote it?

Weeks after putting out an alert about illegal immigrants allegedly plotting armed rebellion with shovels and axes, the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is now concerned about a new film which depicts "an army of machete and AK-47 wielding illegal aliens in a violent uprising."

Last Thursday, Soraya Roberts reported for the NY Daily News, "Don't mess with Robert Rodriguez."

The Mexican filmmaker recut an illegal trailer for his new Mexploitation flick, "Machete," for Cinco de Mayo - as a message to Arizona.............

if it's your b-day............


monday faux humor 'news' bag o' streamin' LIES LIES AND THE LIARS that tell the lies

Despite conservatives’ claims, 70 percent of Arizona’s Latinos oppose new anti-immigrant law.

By Andrea Nill

Over the past few weeks, right-wing proponents of Arizona’s draconian immigration law inexplicably claimed that the majority of Latinos in Arizona support the new anti-immigrant law. Some examples:

Marco Rubio: Polling has shown that Americans of Hispanic descent in Arizona support this bill just as strongly as the general population does.

J.D. Hayworth: Interestingly, a majority of Hispanics agree that this law should be enforced here in Arizona.

Bill O’Reilly: I’m not buying the fact that Hispanic-Americans en masse are against the law..................

more (and we all know this isn't even the TIP of the iceberg

if i didn't know better (and i am not sure i do), i might start thinking the catholic church is an on purpose breeding ground for pedophiles

And yet another story of an abusive priest shuffled within the church

What the hell is the matter with the Catholic church? They're a bunch of sick people running the show if this is how they think rapists should be handled. Same story, different location.

A rutted red dirt track leads to the "bar," a couple of homemade wood benches in the shade of an old tree dripping with wild mangoes. Within easy reach, there's a yellow plastic jerry can of the fiery palm wine the American priest loved.

A 40-year-old schoolteacher now charges that the Rev. James Tully gave the palm wine to teenage boys to make them more susceptible to his advances.....................

years and years ago

on some talk show (it could have even been merv, i really don't remember or it could even have been ed bradley's interview with her on 60 minutes...), lena told a story. she said 'they' (they meaning the powers than ran show biz) could get her more gigs if she was willing to 'pass'. they could say she was brazilian or some other exotic south american nationality. lena said NOPE. i'm black and that's how it is

lena you inspired and entertained. you were courageous. you were one of the women that went before. you paved the way. i thank you

Lena Horne, Singer and Actress, Dies at 92
Lena Horne, who was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio and who went on to achieve international fame as a singer, died on Sunday night at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. She was 92 and lived in Manhattan.

Her death was announced by her son-in-law, Kevin Buckley.

Ms. Horne might have become a major movie star, but she was born 50 years too early, and languished at MGM in the 1940s because of the color of her skin, although she was so light-skinned that, when she was a child, other black children had taunted her, accusing her of having a “white daddy.”

Ms. Horne was stuffed into one “all-star” musical after another — “Thousands Cheer” (1943), “Broadway Rhythm” (1944), “Two Girls and a Sailor” (1944), “Ziegfeld Follies” (1946), “Words and Music” (1948) — to sing a song or two that could easily be snipped from the movie when it played in the South, where the idea of an African-American performer in anything but a subservient role in a movie with an otherwise all-white cast was unthinkable............

Sunday, May 09, 2010

you may call it church

i may call it CHILD ABUSE


odd but interesting

the skeleton lake of roopkund


for your mother's day listening pleasure: sunday with the english beat


from 10 zen monkeys

The Most Depressing Children’s Books Ever Written

By Destiny

1. The Jester Has Lost His Jingle

"Here I lie, I have a tumor...

And you ask me where's my sense of humor?"

This book was written by a 22-year-old diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, who died just before it was published. Published posthumously, it became a best-seller in 1995, and received a touching afterward by Maurice Sendak. ("I remember the face — the enthusiasm....") .........

i'm not a fan of maher BUT

one must give him props for this one:

Maher on Limbaugh’s oil remarks: ‘You know what, you dipsh*t? Mercury’s natural too’

By Stephen C. Webster

HBO's liberal talk show Bill Maher has never been one to mince words. Last Friday night was no exception.

In the midst of a panel discussion on the massive BP oil spill that's contaminated the Gulf of Mexico in recent weeks, Maher took aim at Republican radio personality Rush Limbaugh, who only days prior whipped up a firestorm of rhetorical controversy by claiming that such pollution is "natural" and will simply go away.

"That's right, a petrochemical stew is very natural to wetlands," Maher scowled. "You know what, you dipshit? Mercury's natural too, but you don't put it in your Cheerios."

Another of Limbaugh's recent and patently untrue statements on the BP oil spill -- that "environmentalist wackos" were to blame for the Deepwater Horizon rig's destruction -- was also met with similar disdain by Maher, who scoffed: "Every asshole who ever chanted 'Drill baby drill' should have to report to the Gulf coast today for cleanup duty."

During his Friday broadcast, the liberal host also took aim at Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry, who suggested in a recent speech to the global warming denying Chamber of Commerce that the disaster was "just an act of God that happened."...........