Wow. I know a certain murderer who's on bail right now, but a minister growing marijuana plants is too dangerous to release? What fucking bullshit. Prosecutors wrote 46 pages on why he shouldn't be free pending trial. DERP. Judge Alan Kay is an asshole.
Wow. He explains his cannibalistic fetish so rationally and matter-of-factly. He murdered and ate a girl, and never went to jail. This has got to be one of the most fascinating interviews I've ever read.
I had a douchebag by the name of Danny tell me today that police brutality has nothing to do with America, but are isolated incidents. Except that's not true. When the laws of America allow an officer to continue to be an officer after being suspended 15 times, it is definitely an American phenomenon.
(This same person also talked about being a Buddhist who valued communication over bitching, yet told me I could leave the country if I didn't like it here. )
Ask yourself 2 questions:
1) What would you have to do to get suspended from your job?
2) How many times do you think you would be suspended before being fired?
If the answer to #2 is less than 15, here's proof that police are held to a different standard. And this is by American laws. This is an American thing. Like it or not, this is a Bad Thing about America.
If you really care about the country, you'd be more interested in fixing this than telling people they can leave the country if they don't like it.
Hmm, maybe I need to change my stance on gun control?
They got him and they beat him up and jumped all over him, held him and they were holding onto the fence and jumping on him," said one man who witnessed it happen. The kid IS STILL ON DIALYSIS 2 yrs later, and may be on it for the rest of his life. The city already paid him out $875K of taxpayer money. You can bet well over $1M of taxpayer money was spent so that these thug pigs can beat up a teenager.
Wow. That's fucked up. If you don't want your baby to be free, just abort it. I can't imagine one's life ALREADY BEING A LIE by the time one is born. Sick fucking mind control in the name of religion-encouraged discrimination. SICK SICK SICK.
July 31, 2010
July 30, 2010
Quit you’re fucking bellyaching whining, people!
NO PRIVATE INFORMATION WAS RELEASED. All the dude did is scrape PUBLIC INFORMATION and put it together in one place.
Panicking or whining about this is LAME LAME LAME. This is no creepier than the Yellow Pages.
HOLY SHIT DID YOU HEAR?!?!?! The Yellow Pages scraped together everyone’s names and phone numbers, and put them in one place, a big yellow book! PLUS they made it so you could access these listings from the internet!!!
Why, those anti-privacy creeps! This is why I don’t use a phone!
Good people are walking vaginas. (more…)
July 30, 2010
I dreamed that the Atari Teenage Riot concert I already have tickets to IRL was an Atari Teenage Riot + Danzig outdoor concert. Somehow it was outdoors but also indoors in this room at the same time. I was involved with some people who were recording and/or bootlegging the concert, and writing down the set list. Like at one point, I accidentally got in front of the camera. (Even though I was in an inside room, and the band was nowhere to be seen, which makes no logistical sense whatsoever.)
We were, apparently, in a rural area kind of like outside Fredericksburg. Anyway, something happened with the music at the end of ATR’s set, and I became apocalyptically freaked out about remaining at the venue. I left and went next door to the house there, apologizing for being in this house. This, too, makes no sense: The houses were clearly separate with their own tracks of land, when viewed from the outside. But from the inside, it was possible to walk directly from one house to the other, as if they were townhouses with connecting hallways.
Anyway, by the 3rd house, I found this group of older (all white-haired) people who were partying it up. I didn’t even notice that they had cocaine on them until I peered into the next room. They also had circlite blacklights at points on their ceiling. Basically, someone asked me about why I was glowing, and I more or less told them they were a dumbass for not realizing it was the blacklight over me.
After I calmed down from freaking out, I informed the oldies that they “really know how to party”, and went back to the concert. In examining the setlist, I was glad to find out that I had left during Atari Teenage Riot‘s last song, thereby not missing any full songs. I came back during Danzig‘s very last song, and was a bit disappoitned to have missed his set, but not nearly as disappointed as I would have been from missing just one Atari Teenage Riot song.
“Dreams… They’re the hurricanes that wash the soulfilth from the superdome of our nightminds.”
Oh, here’s some other recent dreams I had:
20100727: Date Night alternate ending
I dreamt me and Carolyn were the characters from the movie Date Night that we watched in real life before going to bed. Basically, I dreamt an alternate ending to the movie, where victory would be obtained simply by making it out of the city alive. We were booking, running for our lives down alleyways. There was celery present. Crispy, delicious, inexplicable celery laying around in the alleyways of the city. I had to tell Carolyn to shut the hell up, as her LOUD talking was giving our position away to the people chasing us. I tried to get to our car but it was too close to the wall, so we had to backtrack and go a different way for some reason.
20100726: drugs, old employer
Me working in a govt place, but having a heroin habit, so I would sneak out to go to the medical area to do heroin. My old company president in real life, Barbara, asked me what I thought of my old employer in real life. I said I was starting to get bored and don’t enjoy doing the exact same thing for years on end, and that my skills were worse than when I came to the company (just like in real life). That was about the extent of the dream. (more…)
July 30, 2010
In other words — if there is a national tragedy, DON’T help. The government won’t help compensate you for the damages incurred while you help. Remember when the EPA head said the 911 air was perfectly safe, and later it was found out that they KNEW the air wasn’t safe and LIED about it? This is literally adding insult to injury for many heroic responders.
Why were they speeding? They can’t afford an ambulance. This is not only a commentary on America’s shitty police, but America’s shitty medical system as well. In almost any other country, all ambulance rides are completely free, even if you’re a non-citizen.
The cop actually came out with a gun drawn and smashed the window of their vehicle! What the fuck, Grant Jones? Were you raped by a catholic priest as a child or something? Explain how you evolved to be such a fucking asshole? Is that just what Texas does to pigs?
Hodge is still in the hospital.
D.O.A. needs to learn to spell Atheist right :)
Investiable lawsuit pending. R.I.P. Nicholas Christie.
Jailer Kurtis Calhoun allegeldy said the level of pepper spray being used was “Good training for everyone”. And now someone is dead. For tresspassing. Fuck you, Kurtis Calhoun. You’re scum.
The names of the officers involved are, according to a commenter, Officers Bain, Long, Smith and Ayers.
A raped women going to a police station, and then they refuse to take the report and direct her to another station? And then the other station does the same thing? And then the 3rd station does the same thing and she gives up? Women having to leave the state because the police won’t stop their repeated fucking rape?
Too bad there’s no way to send some officers to jail over this. But somebody needs to pay dearly — out of their pocketbook — for what amounts to criminal negligence on the police’s part.
Oh, but they’ll bust you for drugs alright! And if you have a drug conviction, they won’t take your rape report seriously too. Apparently if you to the wrong drug, that means it’s okay to be raped for the rest of your life.
Basically what I’ve been saying all along…
The Drug Policy Alliance, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, the Marijuana Policy Project, NORML and its California affiliate, California NORML, and Students for Sensible Drug Policy, have all asked OBAMA – “What the fuck? This isn’t change, this isn’t hope. This is more of the same bullshit.”
Will Obama listen, or will he continue pretending to bring about hope and change while nominating more Bush-era cronies that have blocked FDA-approved medical marijuana studies, thereby causing terminal patients to suffer unnecessarily in the name of prohibitionist politics?
July 30, 2010
People, this is just a P.R. move for her to make more money.
She said she still believes in God and Christ. “She remains a believer and continues to read theology and post Biblical passages on her Facebook page.”
This is like a Republican who hangs out in bathrooms giving blowjobs claiming to be straight simply because he’s not a member of the gay community. I can’t believe people are buying this shit. (more…)
July 29, 2010
I can't remember the last time I've seen such a complex issue represented in such an abstract fashion: A 3.5 minute animation with no words or dialog. And it captures the situation pretty well.
This is basically unwarranted wiretapping, but with your internet. Which is far easier to monitor than phone calls. (Text > Voice for searching and data-storage purposes.)
The Obama Administration pretty consistently is making us have less freedom and be more of a police state. When the hell was the last administration that actually INCREASED freedom in this country? Kennedy??
And of course the wiretapping was greatly abused — it took years for this info to come out (no thanks to the irrelevant NYTimes for sitting on the story for a year) , and more and more stories have come out showing how this power will be abused.
So you can bet THIS power, proposed by the White House, will be abused too.
THANK YOU MESSIAH OBAMA FOR YOUR CHANGE AND HOPE [/sarcasm]
The funny thing about the slippery slow logical debate fallacy is that it's actually usually true with respect to government encroachment on civil liberties – give them an inch and they WILL eventually take a mile. Like your mom.
Photos, audio, and recounts of this year's X-Day.
It's good to see taser cameras in use. It's bad to see that as soon as you install them, you catch scumbag officers trying to file false charges against someone that would unjustly incarcerate them for the rest of their lives.
By these reports, Officer Sonny Lopez sounds like a fucking lying pig who is willing to lie and put someone in jail for the rest of their lives when they don't even deserve it. At least that's what the article makes it sound like. If this is the case, the fucker should not be working as a cop or in a position of public trust anywhere ever again!
“I ordered Peter to release the baby but he would not comply,” Lopez said in his report. But the taser camera shows him complying right away. FUCKING LYING PIGS.
Police Chief James Copsey seems like a fucking retard. He watched the video and saw no discrepancy between it and the report, despite the fact that the two are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF REALITY. He should resign for being an incompetent asshole.
The cowardly officers, Michael Oliver, Marc Cooper, and Gescard Isnora still have not been disciplined, and were acquitted of all charges. The cowardly police of our country have a license to kill whenever they perceive any kind of threat. And union president Michael Palladino is simply a mouthpiece for pig-sponsored murder.
So If I think your car is about to hit me, I guess it's legal for me to shoot you 50 times, eh? Oh wait, that's only if I'm a white cop and you're black.
July 28, 2010
The CIA's been lying to the public for quite some time… "no new intelligence since 2000". Total lie. A lie paid for by our tax dollars. Still think this is winnable, neoliberals?
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has resulted in increased Unemployment in the U.S. So let's follow in the Clinton Administration's footsteps and make it even easier for MORE jobs to seep out of our country — right when America needs them the most.
Great going, Obama.
but.. but… public transport rulez!!! nobody has any complaints ever!!!!! it's the Apple of transportation!!!!!! ;)
She has now apologized.
Of course, she also had a deferred sentence from a previous conviction, and now will be sentenced for both.
So my next question is:
If you have a deferred sentence, how fucking stupid do you have to be to go push and get in a wrestling match with a cop ARRESTING SOMEONE ELSE ???
Answer: Pretty fucking stupid.
Does this mean they will bring the tech home and use it on us instead? Or is this technology completely nixed (victory)?
After seeing how tasers have been abused, and more lethal than originally promised — you really want police to be able to hit whole crowds of people at once? I sure as hell don't.
July 27, 2010
All over the victimless crime of the war on drugs. Of course he was black. There are now protests over this. HE WAS ALREADY IN JAIL — you don't use lethal force on someone already arrested. And yes, tasers are lethal. They are simply considered "less lethal" than guns. Another senseless death in the war on drugs.
The officers walked away high-fiving and laughing. Another black man dead. Yippie ki yay. (That's sarcasm on my part.)
Wow. His screams caught on camera are chilling. White officers, black man. He screams for SUCH A LONG TIME. I guess before tasers they would have just shot him? You can see his girlfriend running from door to door, calling people, asking for help, because the officers are a bit unreasonable here.
All charges against Derrick were dropped. His crime was asking why he was pulled over: Officers immediately wanted him to step out of the car after that, as if it's a crime to ask a question.
Firing at fleeing vehicles: Pretty much never legal, and always against policy. (There has been 1 big exception, a guy who was driving on the wrong side of the road, hit 5 cars, wouldn't stop, and was going to continue driving up the wrong side of the road.)
I have to wonder how shooting the driver in a car is in the interest of the 6-year-old son's welfare, as well.
And the cop who murdered this guy? Twice convicted of drunk driving, as well as driving unregistered & uninsured car. DON'T HIRE CRIMINALS AS POLICE, AND MAYBE THE POLICE WON'T MURDER CIVILIANS.
Of course, internally, the cop was cleared of wrongdoing. As far as I'm concerned, he's a murdering drunkard thug unfit for employment in any field that involves physical force (or driving) (or the public).
This is why people hate you, Israel. Spacing it out over 60 years doesn't change anything: Physically forcing people out of the homes they own and have lived in is NEVER RIGHT.
"They should have just integrated with Israel, then they'd be treated fairly." Wrong. Those Palestinians that became Israel citizens were a 2nd class, living in martial law for decades, having to provide papers to travel in public. OH WAIT! THESE PEOPLE *ARE* ISRAELI CITIZENS! Wow.
If someone ever does this to me, I'm going to find out how to make bombs.
Now they get to live in tents.
Nice to see our Fair Use rights affirmed by the courts! Victory!
Gee, I wonders if all the Obama-worshiping liberals who repeatedly justified the Afghanistan war since Obama took it over — and said it would be won — are thinking…
…now that the classified documents have been released that show that the Taliban is stronger than before the war even started. And Pakistan helped them using our money.
These ultra-liberals, often west-coasters, argued with me.
They insisted …it was bad when Bush did it, but good when Obama did it.
Now they're eating their words. But meanwhile, our failing economy is still paying for this bullshit, and Obama has only sent more troops to a losing war that has now lasted longer than Afghanistan.
The NYTimes article [linked from this one] has a lot of anecdotes.
July 27, 2010
Yet another dream about zombies, just like my dream on 20100614, except I didn’t have a gun! This is no doubt due to us watching the YouTube video of “Dawn Of The Dead reduced to 10 minutes” in real life that night, a couple hours before going to bed. So anyway, zombies had done a good job taking over. But they were pretty sparse compared to most zombie movies. I had taken residence at my uncle Duke’s house in Woodbridge (Longview Drive, where my family once lived for a month in between houses), which had apparently been deserted. Not sure why, as it’s a heavily populated area, but this is where I decided to stake my claim. Perhaps it was due to the visilibity — his house has a pretty good 360 degree view several hundred feet in all directions, with few trees around.
So anyway, supplies were kind of short and I was unloading the truck of my car into the house. For some reason, I was parked in their back yard, which makes no sense. I had 2 1-gallon containers of orange juice — one of them about 70% empty. So some non-zombie dude comes shambling up; at first I’m paranoid about whether I will have to kill a zombie, but then I see he’s not a zombie… Just another unprepared survivor.
He sees that I have 2 orange juice jugs, and starts asking me if I’ll give him the one that’s 70% empty. Knowing that there is now no regular food and nutrition supply, I see no reason to hand my livelyhood over to a complete stranger, and refuse. A scuffle ensues. I have my hands around this guy’s throat, now choking him to death over a few sips of orange juice. (I still don’t think I’m in the wrong, he doesn’t just get to demand my supplies! Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part!)
Carolyn is standing 20 feet away and doesn’t lift a finger to help me in my potentially fatal struggle. I’m winning, but the tides could be turned at any second, and she offers no help whatsoever. Finally, the guy gives up and runs away. (At least, I don’t remember him dying.) Crisis over. I go inside and bitchslap Carolyn HARD, *FIVE* times – normal, backhand, normal, backhand, normal. The message was basically, “When I’m fighting for survival, you will help me…BITCH!” She wasn’t happy about this, but wasn’t going to leave either. Frankly, I was in the right. My force was excessive, but at this point she needed to be taught a lesson for survival: Fight with me, or be against me. This is survival. There’s no society or police. If you want me there to kill people so you can have orange juice, then you’re going to help.
Things were calm after that. Our college friend Molly S. came over and got on the internet on her laptop. Which makes no sense. Society collapsed, but there’s internet. Hmm.
“Dreams… They’re the hurricanes that wash the soulfilth from the superdome of our nightminds.”
-Xavier:Renegade Angel (more…)
July 26, 2010
I've said it time and time again: Government licensure and regulations are good things; but we should have the freedom to bypass them if we so choose. If 1600 people want to suck milk straight from a cow's teat, like mankind did for thousands of years before pasteurization, let 'em.
However, paying over $10 for a gallon of milk is just plain fucking stupid. If these guys can afford that, they can certainly afford any medical bills they'll get from going to the hospital.
Very interesting. A must-read for people interested in Ayn Rand…
If anyone else with their blog importing into facebook's "Notes" is sick of facebook's lack of supporting their own features [mine stopped importing a month ago, and only manual imports refresh it now], here's an alternative recommended by Modemac.
July 26, 2010
LIMERICK REVIEW: There once was a brat named Dawn Davenport
who was about as attractive as a bloody wart.
Her boring life made her yawn,
so she ran away & became a pawn.
Eventually she wound up in court.
HAIKU REVIEW: John Waters movies
are fucking insanity;
PEOPLE: Written and directed by trash king John Waters, starring many of his usual Dreamlanders: Divine (playing 2 roles), David Locary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, Cookie Mueller, Susan Walsh, Susan Lowe, Channing Wilroy, Elizabeth Coffey, etc etc etc.
QUIRKS: Yet another utterly fucking insane and out-of-this-world early John Waters movie. Hyperbolic dialogue doesn’t even beginning to explain how ridiculous this entire movie is. Injecting liquid eyeliner? Wow. I can see how Cecil B. Demented (an incredible movie) came from the same director as this — Dawn’s “career” as a “crime model” reminded me a bit of Cecil B. Demented‘s “career” as a “film revolutionary”.
VISUALS: Divine is as fucking scary as ever as his/her character Dawn Davenport… And definitely not pleasing to look at (much like Edith Massey‘s teeth). An incredibly revolting person playing an incredibly revolting character who thinks that “she” is a “model”.
MORALS: This movie is utterly and completely lacking in any and all morals. Dawn Davenport is a filthy, disgusting, revolting, nasty creature — and this movie follows her life from the Christmas Day that she ran away from her home (leaving her mom pinned under the tree), up until the grisly end.
BAD STUFF: It’s low-budget bad-acting … But it’s done in an incredibly good way, due to John Water’s emerging brilliance. Instead of being cheesy, it’s ridiculous. So utterly ridiculously bad as to be very good. Movies like National Lampoon’s Class Reunion only wish they could be this bad!
CONCLUSION: Indeed, this movie was so “bad” and ridiculous that it was actually quite good. It’s like watching a train wreck. It’s one of the few movies from the 1970s that I can truly stand.
RECOMMENDATION: If you made it through Pink Flamingos… You should definitely check this out. It’s actually not nearly as gross as Pink Flamingos, but just as utterly fucking insane. This is a great movie to be drinking during.
SIMILAR MOVIES: Pink Flamingos is similar in dialog delivery, acting, and dementedness. And Cecil B. Demented comes off like a super-polished A-movie version that re-uses the “revolutionary art” idea in Female Trouble.
1) Gator: Hey Taffy, baby, come suck your daddy’s dick.
Taffy: I wouldn’t suck your lousy dick if I was suffocating and there was oxygen in your balls!
2) Aunt Ida: Queers are just better. I’d be so proud if you was a fag.
3) Dawn Davenport: I’ve DONE everything a mother can do: I’ve locked her in her room, I’ve beat her with a tire iron. Nothing changes her. It’s HARD being a loving mother!
July 25, 2010
…And that's unconstitutional. Police should not be able to arrest someone simply for holding them in contempt; it's our constitutional right to hold any opinion of any public official we want, as well as to express it at any time. It's what our country was founded on.
This is spurred by a dickhead offcer arresting Pepin Tuma for singing "I hate the police". He was found to be in the wrong, but the current corrupt police state legal framework allowed the arrest to happen anyway. The dickhead cop's police powers have since been revoked, HAHA!
But he was never named(?), because the thin blue line protects its own.
IFuckingHateYou is a new social networking site – you flag the various things you hate, and it finds people who hate the same things you do. Pretty neat idea, I'll definitely try it out since I believe in claiming my name on as many sites as possible :)
Holy shit this youtube video is so cool! Playing Nintendo chiptunes is actually pretty hard if you have to do it with a traditional electronic organ. This guy has multiple foot pedals, all kinds of switches and knobs and toggles. This is like the coolest instrument ever!
Depleted uranium, white phosphorous, we did it all in Fallujah. And we paid for it out of our wallets. As if anyone in Fallujah was ever going to kill an American on American soil… This is insane. If anything, this should have created MORE terrorists who want to kill us. Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity.
The site that originally posted this study is, curiously, down, so you'll have to settle for the repost site.
They want us to buy our technology, but they don't want us to be able to make decisions based on factors they don't believe we should believe. Last I checked, our beliefs and decisions are our own to decide. If someone wants to buy a phone based on it having less radiation, they should have the freedom to do that.
And if a state wants regulations tighter than federal regulations, that should be the state's right as well.
More information. A good thing. Consumer rights always trump producer rights.
July 24, 2010
Good to know.
And there's absolutely nothing he can do about it. He can't get jobs with background checks, thanks to sex offender lists. These lists don't make children safer, they simply drive offenders underground. It's the modern Scarlett Letter. This guy is completely innocent and will be treated like shit the rest of his life, thanks to the American Punitive Mindset.
This guy needs to file a lawsuit. But first, he needs his rights violated in a more damaging way, otherwise he could stand to lose a lot of money to a lawyer. He needs to have his liberty CLEARLY abused — for example being beaten by cops — before this problem can even be solved.
And that's what's fucked up with the American justice system.
[Maybe he can just get a new SSN and name - but, to quote Michael Bolton in Office Space - "Why should I change my name? He's the one who sucks!"]
So a few days after the Stagliano case is dropped, the authorities renew their war on porn. Federal prosecutors: Obama administration. Protecting the constitution? My ass.
…and your tax dollars go to pay for them. At least they finally admit they used them on Gaza. (We used them in Fallujah too, and it was wrong there too.)
The funny way the 'law' works is they are illegal to use as a weapon, but legal to use to illuminate movements. Which basically allows it to be used as a weapon with plausible deniability. "We weren't using it as a weapon, just to illuminate movements!" As if night vision and flares don't exist…
The international law needs to be more clear.
July 23, 2010
Burge is now on trial for perjury and obstruction from justice. He "allegedly" tortued Michael Tillman (beat, burned, smothered, threatened to kill) to get a murder confession out of him. After all, if you put a black man away, everybody's happy. But this is Chicago, one of the most corrupt police-state cities in the country. Where a drunk cop can beat the fuck out of a tiny russian bartender and get away with it. Where the number of people claiming to have been tortured by police exceeds 10,000.
Will Jon Burge serve time after taking away 23 years from someone else? What about John Byrne, Peter Dignan, Ronald Boffo, Jack Hines, and George Patton?
Wow. Pretty damning.
She was tased so much her fingersnails were burned… Oh, they pepper-sprayed her too. At her own house. After she called 911 for help.
Oh now it all makes sense! She was black, they were white. This is just like that Harvard guy all over again.
Ryan Smith: Redneck pig asshole. ""I did what I had to do to take control of the situation," Smith told the AJC about his decision to repeatedly discharge his Taser." This douchebag is not fit to be a Wal-Mart greeter, let alone a cop. Of course he got another cop job at another district right away, so he's still out there, being a racist asshole pig.
This is why you don't ask for the police's "help". EVEN WHEN IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. If there's a way you can get paramedics to come without the police, DO IT. Check to see if your locality has a "211" service. FUCK 911. 911 is what you call when you want police to hurt and not help.
Isn't it funny how the asshole officer who did this isn't named, but the victim is named? Can you imagine if the police raped a girl, and they released her name and not the rapists?
Abuse: WON'T STOP.
Oh look! It's 2 stories! This isn't the first time! Nor is this the first time I've covered this on my blog.
Officer Gregory D. Burn is an insensitive asshole and should be tased a few times for "training purposes".
Oppression of the masses: A function of ALL religions, even Buddhism.
The amazing thing is the Orwellian doublethink uttered by Kuenlay Tshering, who said that this law is consistent iwth a constitution that guarantees everyone the right to freedom of religion. Do you think he can taste the BULLSHIT that's flowing out of his mouth?
And oh, the Buddhists dig up the Christians bodies and perform rituals with their bones too. Nice.
The forces of capitalism at work. It's not about the greater good, it's about making money. Let's sell this shit to developing nations. We can take their money and they won't know what hit them until it's too late.
FUCK the Chrysotile Institute, they will kill more lives than any terrorist group via their actions.
And FUCK Dr. J. Corbett McDonald. His studies are based on assumptions that will not actually be kept in the real world – proper dust control, ventilation, protective equipment. Take your pipe dreams back to the fake world of academia, you're justifying killing people. Sounds like he was paid off, like many scientists are. (Slashdot said 30% of scientists have been paid by corporations to alter their results.)
July 23, 2010
UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers]→ Alcoholic madman gives daughter’s soul to Satan.
PEOPLE: My favorite director, Terry Gilliam! He directed my favorite movie ever, the movie Brazil, as well as Time Bandits, 12 Monkeys, Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas, Monty Python & The Quest For The Holy Grail, The Fisher King, The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen, and Tideland. It’s hard for him to go wrong — though there have been 2 or so out of his 14 or so full-length movies that I haven’t really cared for: The Brothers Grim (so-so) and Jabberwocky (absolutely awful).
Starring Heath Ledger (who died during this), Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell (Daredevil, Phone Booth, Minority Report), Christopher Plummer (Charles Muntz in the movie Up, #1 in the movie 9, A Beautiful Mind, 12 Monkeys, General Chang in Star Trek 6, Gandahar, Dreamscape), musician Tom Waits… And the lovely Lily Cole, playing a 15-going-on-16-year old who’s way too hot to be 16 (She’s 22). She’s like a living anime chick. Check her out here and here. Or, NSFW, HERE!!!, HERE, HERE. She was Polly from the 2007 St. Trinian’s movie we watched. She needs to be in more stuff.
QUIRKS: Fantasy and imagination. A deal with the devil. Personal choices. Your standard Gilliam tropes.
VISUALS: Typically awesome Terry Gilliam cinematography and special effects. Excellent visuals.
BAD STUFF: Is it just surrealist escapism? It’s not quite as cohesive as some films, but that’s often a Gilliam staple. It’s definitely possible to miss the point, and it certainly helps to read peoples’ thoughts on the IMDB forums.
CONCLUSION: Fantastic! Just… fantastic. Maybe not as good as 12 Monkeys and Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas, but EXTREMELY COMPARABLE.
RECOMMENDATION: There’s really not a Terry Gilliam movie worth missing, other than Jabberwocky and maybe The Brothers Grim. Some say this is his best film since Brazil. Either way, this is a must for anyone with any imagination.
SIMILAR MOVIES: One could say this has some similarities to Brazil, and other Gilliam themes… But it’s really hard to say what movie would be most similar to this film.
MOVIE QUOTE: Tony: Can you put a price on your dreams?
COINCIDENCES: (The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus, Ugly Americans #2) 2 videos in the same weekend with alcoholic centuries-old, bearded wizard-types.
FRIENDS’ RATINGS: JSun said it was Gilliam’s best movie since Brazil. Sean P said it was a visual masterpiece (typical for Gilliam). Everyone seemed to be really excited about this movie, and happy to see it. (more…)
July 22, 2010
#41) The bottom 40 percent of all income earners in the United States now collectively own less than 1 percent of the nation’s wealth.
Rape charges when it wasn't even rape? Rape by deception? Because no Jew in her right mind would ever have sex with a disgusting Arab! The fact that you can go to jail for 18 months for this says a lot about Israel's racist beliefs, which tie directly into their treatment of the Palestinians they've put into concentration camps.
"The court must protect the public interest against sophisticated criminals with a smooth tongue and sweet talking, who can lead astray innocent victims."
[sarcasm] Yes, because lying about who you are to have sex is a crime. [/sarcasm]
(I thought that was how most people did it most of the time…)
This is the first time race has been used to convict via rape by deception.
Still think Israeli's aren't racist? A poll conducted in 2007 found that more than 50% of Israeli Jews thought marrying an Arab was equal to national treason. Also, it's not even legal in Israel. These guys are more racist than Alabamans [google 'racism in alabama']!
To literally add insult to injury, he was, apparently, driving the wrong way on a 1-way street after running a red light! They got out of their car, dragged the cyclist to the curb, handed him a tissue, and drove off without calling 911 or reporting the accident, despite the fact that he had a broken wrist.
Neither of these people should EVER EVER be allowed to work in a position of authority again. They are assholes. Taxpayer-funded assholes.
These guys probably would have gotten away from it
Get this – the douchebag plead innocent. Not only is he wasting our taxpayer money by using it to assault people, but he's wasting it doubly by making us pay for a prosecution as well. ASSHOLE!
Special thanks to the crowd for seeing the attack happen, and providing the license plate of the truck that fled away. The truck was registered to Chad Larson. They later picked him up with what appeared to be fresh blood on his shoe, and blood on his truck. Witnesses said they repeatedly stomped an unconscious man as he lay on the ground helpless.
I'd love to hear what happened from the victim, Christopher MacRae. Though at least one witness said MacRae randomly assaulted people too! What a shitty fucking bar.
Regardless of circumstance, off-duty officers are still required to follow the law, and leaving someone unconscious in a pool of blood without filing a police report or calling medical assistance should be a jailable offense, as well as one which ensures Chad Larson will never work in a thug capacity again.
July 20, 2010
PEOPLE: Written by John Hughes (Mr. Mom, National Lampoon’s Vacation/European Vacation/Christmas Vacation, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Some Kind Of Wonderful, Planes,Trains,&Automobiles, Home Alone). Probably one of his poorest-written movies! Directed by Michael Miller.
Starring Gerrit Graham (The Guardian from Gargoyle’s Avalon storyline, Dynasty, Dallas, C.H.U.D. 2, Child’s Play 2), Michael Lerner (Three’s A Crowd, Barton Fink) as Dr. Robert Young, Misty Rowe (Meatballs 2), Blackie Dammett (Lethal Weapon 3, Meatballs 2), Fred McCarren (Xanadu), frequent sitcom/cartoon guest star Miriam Flynn (Vacation/Vegas Vacation/Christmas Vacation), Stephen Furst (Kent Dorfman from Animal House, Sorority Boys), Mews Small (Man On The Moon), Shelley Smith, Zane Buzby (who was hilarious) (Blossom, My Two Dads, National Lampoon’s The Last Resort, Cheech & Chong‘s Up In Smoke, Oh,God!), Jacklyn Zeman (General Hospital), Barry Diamond (Bachelor Party), Art Evans (Die Hard 2), Randy Powell (The Incredible Shrinking Woman), Anne Ramsey (Momma from Throw Momma In The Train), Marla Pennington (Joan Lawson from Small Wonder, Leslie Walker from Soap), Jim Staahl (Second City TV, Mork & Mindy, and a reporter in Airplane 2).
…And Chuck Berry as himself (WTF?)!
Basically.. a bunch of b-actors that didn’t do much. I didn’t even recognize Marla Pennington despite watching pretty much every episode of Small Wonder and Soap (We’re talking over 100 episodes).
QUIRKS: A high-school reunion mixed with bad horror movie parody.
VISUALS: Pretty low-budget.
BAD STUFF: Some of the jokes were funny, but for the most part — the worst part about this movie is the jokes. And the special effects. And the plot. And the acting.
CONCLUSION: Don’t get me wrong — there were still redeeming moments. But they were still cheesy. Pretty much any Troma movie beats this movie out. Many people consider this a “so bad it’s good” movie, but I think it just fails pretty badly. This is around the same caliber as Saturday The 14th.
RECOMMENDATION: National Lampoon completists and early-80s-horror-comedy people might like this… But almost everyone else should avoid this like the plague.
SIMILAR MOVIES: Saturday The 14th 1.
MOVIE QUOTE: Walter Baylor: [holding a knife] One more move and she gets a hole where she doesn’t need one. (more…)
July 20, 2010
I guess before tasers, they would have shot him dead? After all, tasers were hailed as a substitute for lethal force. Well, at least Scotty Anderson got hurt in Iraq so bad that he can't be a cop anymore. Probably the best thing Al Queda ever did for Richmond.
Protect and serve? My ass. This is why we need a soft 911, or an 811. There's actually a 211 in some places; see if you have it before dialing 911.
Man, how much easier would all of our lives be, if we could simply shoot anyone we perceive as a threat, and get away with it?
I've had a cop give me a ticket for not finding what is in my glove compartment fast enough. I found it. He saw it. He ticketed me for not having it. But here is a guy that, when he looks in his glove compartment, gets shot in the head instead. One can't really win at this game.
Oh, BTW, where's the taser in these situations? This is what they said it would be used for. A substitute for lethal force. I'd rather be tased than shot; I've had a gun pointed at my head for simply trying to ask for directions. Maybe the rookie partner should only get the taser?
And isn't it 'funny' [not really] how the victim's name is released, but not the officer that shot him?
Coming soon to a street near you.
Hahahah, judge made the piggy have to take a college level course on the first amendment! What an asshole! You don't get to deny someone's 2nd amendment rights based on the way they used their 1st amendment rights. ASSHOLE!
Any constitutional right that you have to apply for a permit for isn't properly being protected. Permits for protests, for example, have effectively stopped our 1st amendment right to peacefully assemble, unless we have the money to pay for the privilege of filing legal paperwork.
No one should have to apply to have their constitutional rights.
Judge Mark W. Bennett kicks ass and is a hero protecting the constitution. We need more like him.
I guess this is Obama's way of promising to get rid of nukes? Hah!
The worst are the ones who don't know they are in this list: The Nanny Stater, The Dreamer, The Green Zealot.
July 19, 2010
This guy has a lot of funny pictures. See for yourself.
A 2 minute video showing the similarities between taking drugs in the movie Requiem For A Dream, versus the “Topped Off”
‘caffeine episode’ of Dexter’s Laboratory (one of our favorite episodes).
This is from the blog “The Journal Of Cartoon Overanalyzations”, which sounds like an awesome blog. I may have to keep reading this.
The girl – his stepdaughter – testified against him. But of course the establishment protects itself, charging Joseph Holman NOT GUILTY of sexual exploitation.
My opinion? He’s a pedophile. His stepdaughter moved out of his house before she turned 18. Why would she do that? Creepy thug cop who thinks he can get away with anything put cameras around to watch her in the shower? And he’s not going to be guilty of a sex crime?
I’d love to see this happen to a non-cop. People are on sex offender lists for consensual sex (17yo + 15yo = sex offender in some cases), and here was have a 38 year old videotaping a 17 year old in the shower, and he’s not a sex offender.
Thin blue line at work. Joseph Holman sounds like a scumbag. Would you want him near your daughter?
And with all the police charging people with wiretapping charges for recording in public, where are the wiretapping charges here? Oh yeah, they only use those if you videotape *cops*, not young girls.
Israel doesn’t want peace. Israel wants the destruction of anyone who dares occupy the favorite town of their imaginary sky friend. Thing is, there was peace in the area before they rounded up every one and forced them into concentration camps. Of course we’d have none of this without religion…
He also called Bill Clinton “radically pro-Palestinian”. Wow.
Here’s hoping for a big lawsuit in favor of Kenny Dixon — but that’s not going to restore anybody’s trust in the police. Don’t call them. Ever. They can randomly ruin your life regardless of what you do. They are not here to protect and serve. They are thugs.
It’s about time. First amendment rights to report on what goes on in public have been under attack using privacy laws. This has to stop. And it’s peoples’ own fault for being whiny about their privacy. You go out in public, people can photo, identify, report, and publish whatever they want on you, as long as it’s not true. Get over it people, and maybe you’ll have your 1st Amendment rights left. You have no expectation of privacy in public.
Which is another reason why I think people should be able to wear masks, burquas, and disguises. If you have no right to privacy, you certainly should have a right to disguise. But I digress. This is a good bill, and it’s nice to see Congress sticking up for our rights, even if the resolution doesn’t really have teeth.
A photo-realistic Hypno-Toad!
Actually, these are better versions.
Simple command to download all of these:
wget -r http://subgenius.sensoryresearch.net/hos/13X-Day_MP3s/
Hahahaha dumbasses. If you didn’t believe in God you wouldn’t have been at that Bible Camp and wouldn’t have been stuck by lightning. I hate to talk like a coward, but every time you leave your house, you are risking your life and liberty. The kids who got raped by Catholics wouldn’t have gotten raped if they hadn’t left their house; these kids who got struck by lightning wouldn’t have been struck by lightning if they hadn’t left their house.
And oh, umbrellas during thunderstorms are FUCKING STUPID YOU’RE HOLDING A LIGHTNING ROD DUMBASS. But hey, who needs science when you have faith in the lord to protect you? Bawhhwahhahahah.
What a fun job – using a joystick to kill people who dare cross the border. If America did this, there’d be screams of racism against immigrants. When Israel does this, our racism against Arabs of course makes it okay. Automatic killing by remote control trigger. Over 40 years of illegal occupation done by those who were illegally occupied themselves 60 yrs ago. The ultimate hypocrisy, killing in the name of freedom. NO WONDER AMERICA LOVES YOU. Our tax dollars fund a great deal of this.
July 18, 2010
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First we had blogs. But blogs took a certain level of effort. You can’t just fire a blog off instantly, you have to go to a site, compose, edit, maybe proofread, and publish. Often requiring nothing short of a full web browser, though blogging evetnaully apps came years later. Blogs allowed people to write their own lengthy discourses in a way where people could actually subscribe (RSS, email) and read.
But then most blogs went stale. Some 90% of blogs died within a year of being started. It was too much work for most people.
Even a prolific blogger like myself often didn’t feel like waiting for the slow page refreshes of blogging. Eventually I learned how to blog using my text editor (0 load time) and submit the file using API calls (no web browser required, no waiting for a page to load). This increased my output by decreasing my effort.
Then micro-blogging came along. Micro-blogging tends to have a maximum character limit of 140 (Twitter) or 420 (Facebook status updates). The small size and ease-of-use causes people to update far more often. All of a sudden, everyone started publishing information about their lives to the internet. I once again could find out what my friends were doing, without having to ask them over and over — or remember that they exist.
Years later, it seems everyone has given up on their blogs in favor of quick micro-blogs — or they continue to blog long, length articles.
But what about the in-between?
What about those thoughts that are *just* a bit too long to go onto Twitter/Facebook?
Most blogposts I see are many paragraphs. It’s very rare to see a one-paragraph, 100 word blog post these days.
SO LET’S NOT FORGET THAT THERE IS A MIDDLE GROUND BETWEEN LONG BLOG POSTS, AND MICRO-BLOG “TWEETS”.
Let’s not forget that some thoughts worth expressing are longer than 420 characters, but still shorter than a page of text.
Let’s not forget these thoughts. They may be short when compared to the average blogpost, and they may be too long to tweet — but they’re probably still worth expressing.
Let’s not refuse to express a thought simply because it’s “too long to tweet” or “too short to blog”. That’s harmful. (more…)