Saturday, January 31, 2009

If George Martin had been into Songsmith...

thank god.

when i turned to the sports page of the boston globe this morning i was delighted to read that the celtics and their shitty mascot, Lucky the leprechaun, have parted ways. the only thing that wimpier version of notre dame's mascot was good for was a hearty "boooooh."

one interesting tidbit about lucky, he was the first unmasked mascot in the nba. well, i'm they could slap a gorilla suit on him and send him over to the phoenix suns..

Friday, January 30, 2009

Songsmith Part II

P.S. the songsmith will also do songs that already had drums. Here is my favorites, but if you youtube songsmith and your favorite song you can hear it destroyed by computer programming.

Trippy Techno Wonderwall

Microsoft does Garageband

This commercial makes me want to laugh and shoot myself at the same time.

"You sing into the microphone and the drummer plays the song"


nerf bow and arrow

what is this? stallone-esque guerilla fighters versus jungle ninjas?

what a surprise...

Steele Pictures, Images and Photos

the republicans have picked this guy, michael steele, to be the new leader of the GOP. call me a cynic but i wonder why they picked him..

and here he is being a complete asshole at the 2008 republican national convention:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Happy 50th Anniversary to Kind of Blue

If you're hip, check CSMV.

Monday, January 26, 2009

this is really happening.

lil wayne is releasing an auto-tuned rock album. this is the newly released single, "prom queen" and the album will be called rebirth. i first thought to myself, "wow this is horrible. why on earth would lil wayne try to make a rock album?" then i remembered that group of kids in high school that listened to lincoln park...

trust fund kids finally show some emotion

"Tidbits of toilet paper twisted in the wind at Bernard Madoff's Palm Beach home Monday morning - possibly the work of some ticked off teens who lost their trust funds.

Some teenage boys called The Palm Beach Post newsroom Sunday evening to take credit for the prank - one they said was sanctioned by their parents. They said they were acting in retaliation after they lost their trust funds to the accused swindler."


Jeff Goldbluman group

plus since we all know that melody is a rip off of this track from the ugliest man in rock history. P.S. that jazz bass makes me rock hard.

Thriller the Musical!

So According to Entertainment Weekly...Which i Check hourly. They are making a thriller movie that will include music from both of the wall and thriller and have a plot based on that of the song.

"This musical will be the exclusive Michael Jackson authorized version of Thriller and Jackson will participate in every aspect of the creative process."

the War of Currents and the unfortunate fate of "Topsy" the elephant

Trapped in a Monday morning fog of cubicle boredom, I decided for once to focus my usually aimless internet pursuits on a single goal. Today, this was to harness an understanding of the national grid and the finer points of power transmission. Where better to start, I thought, than by wikiing Thomas Edison, the genius behind the light bulb. After all, the light bulb was the main reason people wanted power in their house in the first place..

It turns out that Edison was kind of an idiot. He held patents for a DC (direct surrent) power infrastructure that was inefficient and economically ridiculous. Still, he engaged in what's known as theWar of Currents with George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla who were proponents of the much smarter and ultimately victorious AC (alternating current) power grid.

In a really sad and pathetic last ditch effort to save his potential fortunes, Edison funded the public execution of a variety of different animals via AC power electrocution. This culminated in the 1903 electrocution of "Topsy," a 28 year old elephant who was a staple of the Coney Island circus. He made a video of it too, to try and scare people. He may have inadvertently popularized electrocution as means of killing people too. What an effin' idiot.

What the fuck? that's horrible. Sure, legend has it that Topsy killed a drunken circus clown who tried to feed him a lit cigarette, but come on. Did we learn this in school? I feel like I would remember but maybe not.

Krugman on the Obama stmiulus

As the debate over President Obama’s economic stimulus plan gets under way, one thing is certain: many of the plan’s opponents aren’t arguing in good faith. Conservatives really, really don’t want to see a second New Deal, and they certainly don’t want to see government activism vindicated. So they are reaching for any stick they can find with which to beat proposals for increased government spending. Some of these arguments are obvious cheap shots. John Boehner, the House minority leader, has already made headlines with one such shot: looking at an $825 billion plan to rebuild infrastructure, sustain essential services and more, he derided a minor provision that would expand Medicaid family-planning services — and called it a plan to “spend hundreds of millions of dollars on contraceptives.” But the obvious cheap shots don’t pose as much danger to the Obama administration’s efforts to get a plan through as arguments and assertions that are equally fraudulent but can seem superficially plausible to those who don’t know their way around economic concepts and numbers. So as a public service, let me try to debunk some of the major antistimulus arguments that have already surfaced. Any time you hear someone reciting one of these arguments, write him or her off as a dishonest flack.

First, there’s the bogus talking point that the Obama plan will cost $275,000 per job created. Why is it bogus? Because it involves taking the cost of a plan that will extend over several years, creating millions of jobs each year, and dividing it by the jobs created in just one of those years. It’s as if an opponent of the school lunch program were to take an estimate of the cost of that program over the next five years, then divide it by the number of lunches provided in just one of those years, and assert that the program was hugely wasteful, because it cost $13 per lunch. (The actual cost of a free school lunch, by the way, is $2.57.) The true cost per job of the Obama plan will probably be closer to $100,000 than $275,000 — and the net cost will be as little as $60,000 once you take into account the fact that a stronger economy means higher tax receipts.

Next, write off anyone who asserts that it’s always better to cut taxes than to increase government spending because taxpayers, not bureaucrats, are the best judges of how to spend their money. Here’s how to think about this argument: it implies that we should shut down the air traffic control system. After all, that system is paid for with fees on air tickets — and surely it would be better to let the flying public keep its money rather than hand it over to government bureaucrats. If that would mean lots of midair collisions, hey, stuff happens. The point is that nobody really believes that a dollar of tax cuts is always better than a dollar of public spending. Meanwhile, it’s clear that when it comes to economic stimulus, public spending provides much more bang for the buck than tax cuts — and therefore costs less per job created (see the previous fraudulent argument) — because a large fraction of any tax cut will simply be saved. This suggests that public spending rather than tax cuts should be the core of any stimulus plan. But rather than accept that implication, conservatives take refuge in a nonsensical argument against public spending in general.

Finally, ignore anyone who tries to make something of the fact that the new administration’s chief economic adviser has in the past favored monetary policy over fiscal policy as a response to recessions. It’s true that the normal response to recessions is interest-rate cuts from the Fed, not government spending. And that might be the best option right now, if it were available. But it isn’t, because we’re in a situation not seen since the 1930s: the interest rates the Fed controls are already effectively at zero. That’s why we’re talking about large-scale fiscal stimulus: it’s what’s left in the policy arsenal now that the Fed has shot its bolt. Anyone who cites old arguments against fiscal stimulus without mentioning that either doesn’t know much about the subject — and therefore has no business weighing in on the debate — or is being deliberately obtuse. These are only some of the fundamentally fraudulent antistimulus arguments out there. Basically, conservatives are throwing any objection they can think of against the Obama plan, hoping that something will stick. But here’s the thing: Most Americans aren’t listening. The most encouraging thing I’ve heard lately is Mr. Obama’s reported response to Republican objections to a spending-oriented economic plan: “I won.” Indeed he did — and he should disregard the huffing and puffing of those who lost.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009


"WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, in his first full day in office, revoked a controversial executive order signed by President Bush in 2001 that limited release of former presidents' records.

The new order could expand public access to records of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney in the years to come as well as other past leaders, said Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists.

"It's extraordinary that a new president would address this issue on his first full day in office," Aftergood said. "It signifies the great importance he attaches to open, accountable government. The new order suggests President Obama will take a narrow view of executive privilege and assert it in a much more limited way than what we've seen in the recent past."

Under Bush's order, former presidents had broad ability to claim executive privilege and could designate others including family members who survive them to exercise executive privilege on their behalf.

Obama's new order gives ex-presidents less leeway to withhold records, Aftergood said, and takes away the ability of presidents' survivors to designate that privilege.

Separately, an Obama memorandum issued Wednesday also appears to effectively rescind a 2001 memo by President Bush's then-Attorney Gen. John Ashcroft giving agencies broad legal cover to reject public disclosure requests.

"For a long time now, there's been too much secrecy in this city. This administration stands on the side not of those who seek to withhold information but with those who seek it to be known," Obama said before a gathering that included his senior staff. "The mere fact that you have the legal power to keep something secret does not mean you should always use it. Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency."

high five.

random ish..

the top four manufacturers plan to have new 3D TVs on sale by the end of 2009. read more!.

Singing Began in Fish, Perfected by Birds more.

the u.s. department of defense is soliciting proposals for a computer program that would enable young children to interact with a virtual version of their parent. more..

holy shit. Nazi angel of death Josef Mengele 'created twin town in Brazil'

"The Nazi doctor Josef Mengele is responsible for the astonishing number of twins in a small Brazilian town, an Argentine historian has claimed."

you have to

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Goodbye Gitmo

Finally, a President follows through on a campaign promise.  Is this a first? 

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

jay reatard

jay reatard rips. check capitalismstoleyourvirginity!

vinyl collecting ebay addicts

Monday, January 19, 2009

oh tyson.

this is a real hbo produced intro to a tyson title fight of the 1980s. what the hell were they thinking? but man, that first knockout punch is probably the gnarliest k.o. i've ever seen..

see ya shithead! may you and your family rest in piss!

fuck bush. without a doubt the worst president of our lifetime. worse than nixon even for some of the older p.i. readers...what a douche bag..and in his final press conference he didn't even call on helen thomas! you don't snub helen thomas..

helen thomas Pictures, Images and Photos

my prediction for 2009: cheney has plenty of tingling sensations in his baboon heart and bushy drinks himself onto celebrity rehab where he and gary busey can "enable" eachother.

Coulter & O'Reilly

They are so cute together!

the best bit from the critic.

the critic wasn't the greatest but it's a thumbs up in my book...

Security Footage of US Airways Flight 1549 Landing in Hudson Bay,NY

that pilot deserves all the blowjobs he might get. all reports are saying it was a "double bird attack." that took down the plane. so, two birds flew into two different engines and it crashed a plane? i'm not shouting conspiracy at all here but it seems a bit odd. wouldn't a tiny bird be cremated by the commercial jet engine? either way good looks landing it in the hudson bay..

drunken fan tackles the center.

you can see the hulk like anger in the fans face as he takes down someone who's actually playing in the game. college students...

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Semi-recent piece Chomsky wrote on the 2008 election. Naturally it takes a more critical look at the next 4 years, but I´m not sure if I´m eye to eye with Chomsky on the whole article.


Friday, January 16, 2009

wu tang.

"protect ya neck"

illllllll. this video rules.

"da mystery of chessboxin'"

i never knew there was a video for this song...the production is really all over the place but it's awesome..

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Peruvian Drunks Rejoice

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's top court has ruled that workers cannot be fired for being drunk on the job, a decision that was criticized by the government on Wednesday for setting a dangerous precedent.

The Constitutional Tribunal ordered that Pablo Cayo be given his job back as a janitor for the municipality of Chorrillos, which fired him for being intoxicated at work.

-----full article in the hizzy

Dayumn. Imagine how sweet that would be! Too bad wagon-riding Bushy stocked the bench with a couple no-fun nose-pickin' poindexters. Otherwise we might have a good enough reason to go work here in this fish outta water economy.

Steve Jobs Takes Leave of Absense

No keynote address, and health problems are getting worse. 2

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Supreme Court Rapes Another Case

I only have 5 minutes left on this hostel computer, but I have to say...has there been a step of progress regarding personal liberty since the early seventies (okay, Texas v. Johnson I suppose...)? But it´s getting fucking absurd...we are putting all our trust in law enforcement. I would rant longer, but time is running out, so you´re all spared from my favorite chat about illegal search/seizure. Anyways, A+ to Ginsberg, Stevens, Souter, and Breyer for dissenting.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

tommy lee's famous pre-hepatitus drum solo.

file this one under 'cocaine'. the crue did rip it but vince neil's presence brought everything down...

Rockwell "Obscene Phone Caller"

this guy also sang "somebody's watching me" with MJ on the chorus. so you're asking yourself, how did this cokehead get so famous? easy. he was the son of motown founder and ceo barry gordy...

Middle East Dream Team? Not Quite

The Obama team is tight with information, but I’ve got the scoop on the senior advisers he’s gathered to push a new Middle East policy as the Gaza war rages: Shibley Telhami, Vali Nasr, Fawaz Gerges, Fouad Moughrabi and James Zogby.

This group of distinguished Arab-American and Iranian-American scholars, with wide regional experience, is intended to signal a U.S. willingness to think anew about the Middle East, with greater cultural sensitivity to both sides, and a keen eye on whether uncritical support for Israel has been helpful.

O.K., forget the above, I’ve let my imagination run away with me. Barack Obama has no plans for this line-up on the Israeli-Palestinian problem and Iran.

read nyt op-ed here

the redneck manifesto by jim goad

Redneck Manifesto Pictures, Images and Photos

really cool book. highly endorsed by drunks everywhere. here's the google book preview if you don't believe me...


ganked this off of

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Eric Johnson and Jeff Skunk Baxter acoustic duet

jeff "the skunk" baxter pt. 2


70's Rock Icon Joins NASA Exploration Systems Advisory Committee

NASA Establishes Exploration Systems Advisory Committee, NASA HQ

"Other committee members include: ... Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Missile Defense Analyst, Beverly Hills, Calif."

on a side note, steely dan sucks.

jeff "the skunk" baxter


Friday, January 9, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009


"Bologna Feet" at FIX THE METAL. wow. I gotta start watching some old episodes of The State.

click here!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

joseph wurzelbacher a.k.a "joe the plumber" is going to israel? now?

we all knew this 15 minute famer was a lying sack of lies who sucked. the problem is we really underestimated just how much he sucks. judging by the absurdity of the clip above, it's safe to say "joe the plumber" may rest in piss.

i miss the stone church

I found this short slide show / video online updating the status of the church.

Even if most of the bands were generic, the church was always a guarantee to see good musicians, familiar faces, and a bouquet of local stumble-bums. I have so many great memories of that place..

It seems like the new owner wants the best for it and has some bites on peeps leasing it. Toasters better get your act together and get some cool kids to move in for next year so we can all still crash the church from Nichols..

this will make your day.

man suffers chairlift mishap and loses his pants in the process. the ultimate ride of shame: here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

don't just yes me and keep scrolling. make sure to look at 5 pictures...

eat grapes ya dummy

"An extract from grape seeds can destroy cancer cells, US research suggests.

In lab experiments, scientists found that the extract stimulated leukaemia cells to commit suicide.

Within 24 hours, 76% of leukaemia cells exposed to the extract were killed off, while healthy cells were unharmed, Clinical Cancer Research reports.

The study raises the possibility of new cancer treatments, but scientists said it was too early to recommend that people eat grapes to ward off cancer.

What everyone seeks is an agent that has an effect on cancer cells but leaves normal cells alone, and this shows that grapeseed extract fits into this category

Previous research has shown grapeseed extract has an effect on skin, breast, bowel, lung, stomach and prostate cancer cells in the laboratory."

whole article here!!


i've always thought there had to be a better, more natural solution than the whole radiation/chemotherapy thing...or maybe it's because i watched sean connery star in the medicine man on hbo a hundred times before i was in middle school..

i was searching for a picture of the medicine man movie poster and this popped up:

Medicine Man Pictures, Images and Photos

i love how he's still holding his keys...

the seven new wonders of the world

do you agree or disagree with this list of the supposed new wonders of the world?

regardless it's clearly missing one thing:

frank stallone Pictures, Images and Photos

yup, you guessed it. frank stallone.

another odd fact relating to 9/11

in march of 2001 there was a some conspiracy centered show on fox called "the lone gunman." the show was created by the same guy who was behind the x-files. on one episode, which aired 5 months before 9/11, the plot goes as follows: the government intentionally hijacks a commerical airliner, uses a remote control device to fly it into the world trade center and blame "tin-pot dictators" to create war and boost arms sales. nothing too serious, just another september coincidence...

oh, and don't ever forget this gem from condi:

Monday, January 5, 2009


a few years ago west coast dj d-styles released phantazmagorea which is a dirrty album. his intention was to demonstrate that dj's were musicians. his solution was to round up the best west coast dj's (mostly the beat junkies crew) to showcase the skills. the result was a tour that comprised of 6 dj's playing as a band; it's not just some lame drum loop, those kicks and snares are being scratched! in order to cut the album live d-styles had a special l.p. made with every sample used from the album pressed for the tour. following the short west coast tour, the l.p. was released hellla limited but, of course, my buddy greg had it. shit was dope to kutttt...

part 2 of the same set:

animal collective.

a live version of "summertime colthes" off their just released album Merriweather Post Pavilionpitchfork gave it a 9.6. so obviously it must be good.

Laura Bush is Going to Write a Memoir

Or should I say, she's going to have someone write a memoir for her? Anyways, the memoir is going to be “an intimate account of Mrs. Bush’s life experiences.” Perfect. I want to know what it felt like to have W's cock in your mouth for the last 30 years. And more so, I want to know more about that time Cheney grabbed your ass and told you he'd go places your husband wouldn't.

Ahh. The real sad part is how much this cunt is going to get paid to write a piece of trash.

article here

10 Best American films...

as stated by Stanley Fish. Why is this idiot getting paid to write an article like this? Almost all the films he chose are from the 40's, with two exceptions, one of the exceptions being fucking Groundhog Day. Give me a break.


bad news



" coming out of Gaza by AFP news service show white phosphorous rounds exploding over and setting fires in urban civilian areas."

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Stealing Gaza

It's a tragedy that the Israelis - a people who must understand better than almost anybody the horrors of oppression - are now acting as oppressors. As the great Jewish writer Primo Levi once remarked "Everybody has their Jews, and for the Israelis it's the Palestinians". By creating a middle Eastern version of the Warsaw ghetto they are recapitulating their own history as though they've forgotten it. And by trying to paint an equivalence between the Palestinians - with their homemade rockets and stone-throwing teenagers - and themselves - with one of the most sophisticated military machines in the world - they sacrifice all credibility.


Brian Eno editorial about Hamas/Israel. Click to read more.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Proof of God (Note: Minds may be blown)

Biodegradable wrapper...god is a genius