"Several hundred people gathered Sunday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to protest the recent decision by the Smithsonian Institution to remove a contentious video from a current exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
The video, "A Fire in My Belly," which was created by the late New York artist David Wojnarowicz and had been part of the exhibition "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture," includes a scene of ants crawling over a crucifix. The film was removed following criticism from, among others, the Catholic League and Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)..."
East Coast P.I. emergency meeting called Monday (or Tuesday) Post-sinter-clause visit. Toast House Barn will burn. I have already contacted Carla with cryptic message indicating imminent demise of said property. Be there or beware.
This is just beyond belief. Apparently God hates people that want to save his supposed greatest creation. This is one of those things that make you sit back, take a deep breath, and do everything you can not to load up your car with explosives, drive it to your local parish and blow the shit-spewing idiots to hell.
I've got a new "green" technology... we take all these backwards, brainless Christians and burn them for energy. Its cheap (everybody's fucking anyways...right? Contraceptives, abortion and basically sex are all sins so there's plenty of illegitamate christians that are gonna burn in hell anyways right?), renewable (they're known for spitting out way to many babies), and we get the added energy reductions associated with reducing the population; particularly the segment of the population with the highest affinity for suburbia, SUV's, and being overweight.
"BOSTON -- Free agent slugger Manny Ramirez so far is without a job for 2011, but he'll still be drawing paychecks for years to come, regardless of whether another team signs him.
One of those teams that will be enriching Ramirez is the Red Sox, who will be paying Ramirez $1.94 million for the next 16 years, beginning in 2011. That's part of the $31 million in deferred payments contained in the eight-year, $160 million contract Ramirez signed with the Sox in 2000.
Ramirez has an additional $15 million coming over the next three years in deferred payments from the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is to be paid in installments of $3,333,333 in 2011 and 2012, followed by an $8.3 million windfall in 2013. (All contract figures from Cot's baseball contracts.)
Monday marks the 10th anniversary of the press conference held at Fenway Park to announce Ramirez's signing, which was executed by team owner John Harrington and then-general manager Dan Duquette. Ramirez's acquisition was looked upon in part as impetus for the building of a new Fenway Park, for which Harrington was vigorously lobbying at the time."
in an unrelated story, i tried to find a funny picture of manny but this popped right up:
goin to see these guys (keith morris) 'off!' this Saturday at the glasshouse with headliner no age, la sera (vivian girls offshoot), crystal antlers (they're better than their name), the soft pack and a few other la locals...
clearly off! sounds like black flag, particularly the guitar, and the video is undeniably socal, but i still dig it.
as much i say fuck topical, politcal lyrics i suppose it's still punk..
but i suppose being punk is as wack as being a shitty hipster these days so who am i to judge..
Check out my new band's myspace. Check it out like 50 times to get our ticker poppin'. There's some shitty handheld recordings of us practicing. I think Hep-C-Cola is the best one we've got posted so far. Hopefully we'll get into a studio sometime in the next couple of months though. All you west coasters should come check out our first bay area shows coming up Dec 16 and 17.