Archive for the 'Politics'

We Know Who Our Enemies Are

Co. Death and Taxes I can’t say I’ve been down to the Occupy Wall Street. In fact, I can’t say I’ve been anything but cynical about, save for a few spurts of helping distribute videos of police brutality in my internet watering holes. One of my music-idols, however, managed to get past his issues, drag his ass down there, and play a set for the people. So, here’s Jeff Mangum’s surprise visit:

Berlin, You Knuckleheads

So, I grew up Jewish, and the grandson of a World War 2 veteran. This means that, for as long as I can remember, World War 2 has been everpresent in my life. Originally, all I knew was that there were the Russians (that’s us! the good guys!) and the Germans, and that I was never, ever supposed to draw swastikas (I drew a lot as a kid) — even if it was on the bad guys! Otherwise, the government would take my family to jail. I may be misremembering that last part, but I was...
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Fox# News# ∞

Yesterday, The Awl posted something awesome that I will reproduce below. The trick is to play Mr. Beck and Godspeed simultaneously and you get a through-the-looking-glass version of what happens when you cue Dark Side of the Moon up with The Wizard of Oz: Considering how fond GY!BE are of bizarre, impassioned ramblings, I’m surprised there aren’t more of these. I managed to find another one on YouTube however, also using “Moya” but with a different Glenn Beck...
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Declining Years

I found this ad in a 1991 issue of Computer Gaming World. . However morbid that copy may have been during the Gulf War, it’s a lot worse now.

The Language of the Unheard

“When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today is the tenth anniversary of the national recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Ten years ago it stopped being the impotently-named “Civil Rights Day” in Utah and “Lee-Jackson-King” day – wherein General Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson got top billing over MLK – in Virginia. As a nation we get closer and closer to...
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