Friday, October 31, 2008

Samuel L. Jackson on Prop 8

It's distressing to realize you live in an ugly historical period that hasn't quite let go with its cold dead fingers...

Palin is more than just an idiot, she's dangerous

In a conservative radio interview that aired in Washington, D.C. Friday morning, Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin said she fears her First Amendment rights may be threatened by "attacks" from reporters who suggest she is engaging in a negative campaign against Barack Obama.

Palin told WMAL-AM that her criticism of Obama's associations, like those with 1960s radical Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, should not be considered negative attacks. Rather, for reporters or columnists to suggest that it is going negative may constitute an attack that threatens a candidate's free speech rights under the Constitution, Palin said.

"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations," Palin told host Chris Plante, "then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."

Read more here, while you still can...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Beatles "video" unearthed after 44 years

The colour, but silent, film was recorded covertly at the concert in Kansas City in 1964 and is believed to be the only recording of the 31 minute gig.

Fan Drew Dimmel, who is now selling the roll of 8mm film reel at a British auction house, was 15 when he went to see the band in his home city.

Read more here.

The Face of Bigotry

uglyThe real face of the bigotry alive and well in California

And they're proud of it.

We have been standing on the corner the last two weeks getting mostly positive honks with a few F-Yous and middle fingers. Not bad....

Must be nice to feel so superior that you feel you can make the lives of others miserable.

Btw, he's wearing yellow on Thursdays, wink wink.

$5 Flea Market Find May Sell For $50 Million In Toronto

If you're not an art connoisseur, it looks a lot like a bunch of squiggly lines on a page.

But to an expert, it's a stunning find - an original Jackson Pollock, an American painter and an artist considered a master of abstract expressionism.

How this painting came to be on display and up for sale in a local Toronto gallery is the stuff of legend. You may remember the unbelievable story surrounding a woman named Teri Horton, a retired truck driver who loved to frequent thrift shops around North America.

When she entered one of them in California in the 1990s, she spotted a picture lying unused in a corner, a piece of artwork that no one seemed to want.

What happened next inspired a movie and a legend.

Read more here.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Brand resigns as BBC takes action over abusive broadcast

Oooo, someone's been a bad bad boy...again

Earlier , I commented on how I enjoyed his stand up comedy, but after listening to the podcast of his BBC broadcasts, he and his quests come across as those loud people you try to avoid at parties.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) suspended one of its best-known stars while another resigned Wednesday for broadcasting a series of "gross" and abusive telephone calls.

Comedian Russell Brand, 33, and talk show host Jonathan Ross, 47, have been at the center of a row after they attempted to contact comedy actor Andrew Sachs for an interview on Brand's weekend radio show earlier this month.

When it dawned on the pair that Sachs -- who played a Spanish waiter in John Cleese's 1970s TV comedy "Fawlty Towers" -- was not around, they left a series of messages on the veteran actor's phone, joking about Brand's sexual relationship with Sachs' granddaughter Georgina Baillie, 23.

Read more here.

Paris for President

Would it be any more scary than Palin...?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The definition of "bigot"

emily has left a new comment on your post "No, we're not bigots...really we're not":

"yes on prop 8 (while you are at it, maybe you could blog and comment about the definition of "bigot").

This isn't about homophobia. In fact it's not even about hate. It's just about defining marriage."

Here you are Emily.

Main Entry: big·ot
Etymology:French, hypocrite, bigot
: a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices ; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance
— big·ot·ed \-gə-təd\ adjective
— big·ot·ed·ly adverb

Works for me.

Sister Wendy

Not all Christians are out of their minds.

No, we're not bigots...really we're not

Loving Christians for Prop 8.

Jesus made me do it..."not tolerating transgression"

Yes to Prop 8 bigots hit new low

Remember, teach your children hate early and often.


Imaginext Dinosaurs

A review by Mike Mozart.

The dumbest "Democrats" in the U.S.A.

Lula Easterling and her friend Bill Hardenburgh have voted Democrat all their lives. But browsing through a pile of Sarah Palin t-shirts, baseball caps and other merchandise as they wait to gain access to the Republican vice-presidential candidate's campaign rally in Fredericksburg, the pair admit next week they will be casting their votes elsewhere.

"We're here to show our support for John McCain and Sarah Palin," Easterling tells me. "We like their strategy on the economy and everything they say. He's an honest man, he doesn't lie and she's the same."

Yup, these are some of the mental giants that vote in the highest office in the world.

We are fucked.

Read more here.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Academics claim that the old Viking stereotype is damaging (tell that to a 9th century monk in Ireland)

Another in a long line of recent attempts by some historians to repaint the Vikings as somewhat less than the murderous thugs they actually were...

Cambridge University has launched a campaign to recast them as "new men" with an interest in grooming, fashion and poetry.
Academics claim that the old stereotype is damaging, and want teenagers to be more appreciative of the Vikings' social and cultural impact on Britain.

They say that the Norse explorers, far from being obsessed with fighting and drinking, were a largely-peaceful race who were even criticised for being too hygienic.

The university's department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic has published a guide revealing how much of the Vikings' history has been misrepresented.

Read more here.

Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple?

Six miles from Urfa, an ancient city in southeastern Turkey, Klaus Schmidt has made one of the most startling archaeological discoveries of our time: massive carved stones about 11,000 years old, crafted and arranged by prehistoric people who had not yet developed metal tools or even pottery. The megaliths predate Stonehenge by some 6,000 years. The place is called Gobekli Tepe, and Schmidt, a German archaeologist who has been working here more than a decade, is convinced it's the site of the world's oldest temple.

Read more here.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Wassup 2008

Some Calif. gay marriage ban backers are the scum of the earth

Thugs and extortionists too by the look of it...

Leaders of the campaign to outlaw same-sex marriage in California are warning businesses that have given money to the state's largest gay rights group they will be publicly identified as opponents of traditional unions unless they contribute to the gay marriage ban, too., the umbrella group behind a ballot initiative that would overturn the California Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage, sent a certified letter this week asking companies to withdraw their support of Equality California, a nonprofit organization that is helping lead the campaign against Proposition 8.

"Make a donation of a like amount to which will help us correct this error," reads the letter...

Read more here.

One Nation Under CCTV

Again, corporations can piss their messages all over the urban landscape, but just let a private citizen do the same, and it's "vandalism"

The striking mural, painted under cover of darkness, was intended as a stinging criticism of Big Brother society. So it will come as little surprise to its creator, Banksy, that bureaucracy has ordered the removal of one of his largest works.

The Times has learnt that Westminster Council has demanded that a mural by the pseudonymous graffiti artist, a 7m (23 ft) criticism of Britain’s CCTV culture, must be painted over. While other authorities have turned a blind eye to Banksy, the council said yesterday that it would remove any graffiti, regardless of the reputation of its creator. Westminster said that Banksy had no more right to paint graffiti than a child – which, ironically, is the subject of the piece in question

Read more here.

John McCain's brother is also an idiot

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thriller (in one take)


The Call

The truly psychopathic Christians will be out in force in California this November 1st...

Given this video though, I'm not sure if it's a call to intolerance or a monster truck rally...maybe a bit of both?

TheCall is a divinely initiated, multi-racial, multi-generational, and cross-denominational gathering to corporate prayer and fasting. We believe that our nation is in desperate need of the mercy of God and a great Spiritual Awakening. TheCall is committed to mobilizing people from all across America to gather together to petition God for His undeserved mercy for our nation in 12-hour solemn assemblies. Just as in the days of Joel, we believe that now is the time to blow the trumpet across our land, to fast, to pray, and return to the Lord with all our hearts.

Be afraid, be very afraid..and I don't mean of God...cause it's not always wise to have pumped up followers of a Roman religion all packed into a Coliseum...

Read more here.

The Obama/McCain Dance Contest - Watch more free videos

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

$150,000 buys a lot of lipstick

Politico reports that the Republican National Committee "has spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorise vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family" since August, with shopping bills at stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Barney's and Bloomingdale's totaling as much as $75,062.63, and a one-month hair and makeup total expenditure of $4,716.49.

Read more here.

Uncle Sylvia wants you!

The gay community in Uganda is recruiting new members, according to a leading newspaper in the East African nation.

"Recruitment is reportedly highest in secondary schools and in prisons," reports The Independent.

Not much use for toaster ovens there, but hey...

"It is an attempt to end civilisation."

Yes, us and the Vandals.

Read more here.

That woman deserves a medal

Bachmann and Palin, Dumb and Dumber

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Muslim McCain Fans Confront Intolerance At Rally


I think I will be ill.

Monday, October 20, 2008

McCain to the women of America: Fuck you

Saturday, October 18, 2008



One thousand 1's for post 1000.


Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy.

Moonquake - Remember (1973)

Youtube is so evil.

This Montreal trio came together as backing band for Michel Pagliaro in the early 1970's before striking out on their own.

They signed Gamma Records in 1973 and released their self-titled debut album the same year. Several singles received radio play with their most popular tune being "Remember".

Mystery Date

Are you ready?

Friday, October 17, 2008

Absolute Power

The premise is the adventures of Prentiss and McCabe, a top PR firm in London...

Homer rolls in his grave

After turning Homer’s epic poem "The Iliad" into the 2004 film "Troy," Warner Bros. and Brad Pitt are teaming with George Miller to adapt the Greek poet’s other masterwork, "The Odyssey."

Their intention is to transfer the tale to a futuristic setting in outer space.

Read more here.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

John Cleese

John Cleese (part 2): Obama, Biden & Fox News

John Paul was wounded in 1982 stabbing

The late Pope John Paul was wounded by a knife-wielding priest in 1982, a year after he was shot in St Peter's Square, but the injury was kept secret, his former top aide says in a documentary film.

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz also discloses that when John Paul was unable to pronounce words several days before his death in 2005, he told his aides that if he could not speak any more the time had come for him to die.

Read more here.

A Picture is worth a thousand words

get off my lawn

Rare Roman tombstone goes on show

romanA Roman tombstone unearthed in Lancaster has gone on permanent display at the city's museum.

The tombstone, dating to around 100AD, was discovered in 2005.

It was found during an excavation in Aldcliffe Road by the Greater Manchester Archaeology Unit, which is based at the University of Manchester.

The stone is 6ft (1.8m) high, weighs 1500lbs (0.68 tonnes), and depicts an officer riding with the severed head of a barbarian enemy in his hand.

Read more here.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Star Trek image


Sylar Spock looses his temper!

Entertainment Weekly has more images coming this Friday.


If that's the new bridge design...YeeeUck

William Wordsworth rap

Hockey Night in Dallas

Yes, it's the winner of the Hockey Night in Canada theme...

Sounds an awful lot like:

Palin the Orwellian

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Uncaring father dooms daughter to life of ridicule

A new father has secretly named his baby girl Sarah McCain Palin after the Republican ticket for president and vice president.

Mark Ciptak of Elizabethton put that name on the documents for the girl's birth certificate, ignoring the name Ava Grace, which he and his wife had picked earlier.

"I don't think she believes me yet," he told the Kingsport Times-News for a story to be published Tuesday. "It's going to take some more convincing."

Ciptak, a blood bank employee for the American Red Cross, said he named his third child after John McCain and Sarah Palin to "to get the word out" about the campaign.

"I took one for the cause," he said. "I can't give a lot of financial support for the (McCain/Palin) campaign. I do have a sign up in my yard, but I can do very little."

Actually, your daughter took it for the cause (nice use of the human shield there), you have merely made yourself look foolish.

Better luck next time!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Who says hockey fans are dumb?

Sarah Palin...booed.


Friday, October 10, 2008

Downing Street

Presented by Simon Schama.

Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

and an extra here

Stonehenge 'older than believed'

Sheesh guys, get your stories straight.

New findings at Stonehenge suggest its stones were erected much earlier than thought, challenging the site's conventional history.

A new excavation puts the stones' arrival at 3000 BC - almost 500 years earlier than originally thought - and suggests it was mainly a burial site.

The latest results are from a dig by the Stonehenge Riverside Project.

It is in conflict with recent research dating construction to 2300 BC and suggesting it was a healing centre.

Read more here.

Thursday, October 09, 2008


Jean-Luc Godard 1960.

Sarah Palin is a human being, Republicans outraged

Copper Age began earlier than believed

Serbian archaeologists say a 7,500-year-old copper axe found at a Balkan site shows the metal was used in the Balkans hundreds of years earlier than previously thought.

The find near the Serbian town of Prokuplje shifts the timeline of the Copper Age and the Stone Age's neolithic period, archaeologist Julka Kuzmanovic-Cvetkovic told the independent Beta news agency.

'Until now, experts said that only stone was used in the Stone Age and that the Copper Age came a bit later. Our finds, however, confirm that metal was used some 500 to 800 years earlier,' she said.

Read more here.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Harper drops tax bill

And just a week before the election...quelle surprise

Less than a week before the federal election, the Canadian government has dropped a controversial bill that would have allowed it to pull tax credits from films and TV shows it felt were not in the public interest.

Filmmakers, actors and producers have been ferociously battling the proposed law, which they described as censorship, since it was announced at the beginning of the year. They upped the ante during the election campaign, taking their protests to the streets.

With the Conservative government slipping in election polls, Prime Minister Stephen Harper finally gave in to the pressure.

Read more here.

More idiot American gushing over Palin

And where is all that lurid sexual fantasy coming from? When I watch Sarah Palin, I don't think sex -- I think Amazon warrior! I admire her competitive spirit and her exuberant vitality, which borders on the supernormal. The question that keeps popping up for me is whether Palin, who was born in Idaho, could possibly be part Native American (as we know her husband is), which sometimes seems suggested by her strong facial contours. I have felt that same extraordinary energy and hyper-alertness billowing out from other women with Native American ancestry -- including two overpowering celebrity icons with whom I have worked.


Read more here.

Not on my watch

From Bremner, Bird and Fortune.


Allah pardons Mickey Mouse

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Tattoo clue led police to thief

A car thief who had his name and date of birth tattooed on his neck was caught after CCTV images of him were used to track him down.

Aarron Evans, 21, pleaded guilty at Bristol Magistrates' Court to breaking into a covert capture car in the city.

Read more here, with added video goodness.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Anyone know where Harper was during all this?

Bizarre and dangerous acts of violence against Liberal supporters with signs on their lawns spread into the riding of Parkdale-High Park yesterday, leaving police and party officials baffled.

The 12 new acts of vandalism – cutting of brake, phone and cable lines and graffiti defacing homes and garages – come on the heels of 14 similar incidents reported Saturday in St. Paul's riding.

The 26 incidents are likely connected and the work of one person since they are so similar in nature, Liberal party insiders say.

Read more here.

I can't believe it's not Bollocks

John Lydon butter commercial

Friday, October 03, 2008

These are the kind of voters that should terrify

From the National Review, regarding Palin. Read and be afraid, be very afraid...

...I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can't be learned; it's either something you have or you don't, and man, she's got it.

Christ the 'magician'

A team of scientists led by renowned French marine archaeologist Franck Goddio recently announced that they have found a bowl, dating to between the late 2nd century B.C. and the early 1st century A.D., that is engraved with what they believe could be the world's first known reference to Christ.

Read more here.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

If All Movies Had Cell Phones

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Canada's most unpleasant person

And no, it's not Harper!

Police are investigating whether an independent federal candidate committed a hate crime by telling high school students homosexuals should be executed.

David Popescu was invited to participate in a federal candidates' discussion at Sudbury Secondary School on Tuesday. He made the comment after a student asked his opinion of gay marriage.

Within hours, the Greater Sudbury Police Service said they were investigating.

"We are actively conducting a criminal investigation in this matter," deputy police chief Frank Elsner said.

Read more here.

Dame Edna

In Montreal..

...and interviewing Sean Connery.

'Viking mouse' invasion tracked

Scientists say that studying the genes of mice will reveal new information about patterns of human migration.

They say the rodents have often been fellow travellers when populations set off in search of new places to live - and the details can be recovered.

A paper published in a Royal Society journal analyses the genetic make-up of house mice from more than 100 locations across the UK.

It shows that one distinct strain most probably arrived with the Vikings.

Read more here.

Canada PM faces plagiarism claim

A Canadian Conservative Party speech-writer has resigned after Prime Minister Stephen Harper was accused of plagiarism in a speech he made in 2003.

Owen Lippert admitted he had been "overzealous in copying segments" of a speech in support of the invasion of Iraq by then Australian PM John Howard.

Mr Lippert said neither his superiors nor Mr Harper, who was opposition leader at the time, had been aware.

The accusation comes half-way through a general election campaign.

Now, if only Harper would resign...

Read more here.