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  • *WARNING OFFENSIVE VIDEO* Avengers: Age of Political Correctness (Parody Video)

    05/05/2015 5:24:35 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 11 replies ^ | 05/05/2015 | Steven Crowder
    There's been outrage over everything lately. Over cartoons, over the Avengers... well how about an Avengers cartoon? Better yet, how about the most politically incorrect cartoon you'll watch this week? What would the world look like if our superheroes had to tow today's lines of political correctness? Oh yes, we went there...
  • What Pop Culture Do You Love But Disagree With?

    05/05/2015 12:45:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    AV Club ^ | 5/1
    This week’s question is from contributor Jesse Hassenger: I went to a couple of shows on Sleater-Kinney’s recent tour, and they played their kick-ass song “Entertain.” When the song came out in 2005, Carrie Brownstein described it as a screed against the empty nostalgia of then-contemporary rock music. As much as I enjoy hearing Brownstein calling out a bunch of flash-in-the-pan buzz bands (and as much as I agree that just because something is catchy doesn’t mean that it’s good), in my heart of hearts I don’t particularly agree with the song’s lament that fun rock music is “just a...
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron has message for cybersec about militarizing the Internet

    05/04/2015 6:48:51 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 9 replies
    Network World ^ | May 3, 2015 9:00 AM PT | Ms. Smith
    The new Avengers movie is great and manages to include messages about the surveillance state, NSA-like projects, our fear of AI superintelligence, and even a warning for the cybersecurity community. Prior to its May 1st U.S. debut, Avengers: Age of Ultron amassed $201.2 million across 44 countries. During its preview night in the U.S., Ultron made $27.6 million; on its first day, Disney reported the movie made $84.46 million. I highly recommend seeing it for pure enjoyment purposes, although you might get struck with tech lust after seeing Tony Stark's toys. Some folks who have seen the movie say it's...
  • The Savage Nation Monthly Forum - MAY 2015

    05/04/2015 9:05:09 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 18 replies
    Join The Savage Nation... Call 855 400 SAVAGE 855 400 7282 M-F from 3 to 6pm ET.
  • May the Fourth be with you! (Star Wars Day)

    05/04/2015 8:14:13 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 6 replies
    Cracked ^ | May 4, 2015 | Garyx Wormuloid
    A couple of funny videos from Cracked. See below. Also, like to Vanity Fair article about upcoming Star Wars movie with photos by Annie Leibovitz.
  • Grace Lee Whitney, Janice Rand of "Star Trek" dies at 85

    05/03/2015 9:06:06 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 102 replies
    your central valley news ^ | 05/03/15 | unknown
    According to Family, Grace Lee Whitney has passed away peacefully this past weekend May 1, 2015 in her Coarsegold home.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "A Farewell To Arms"(1932)

    05/03/2015 11:20:17 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1932 | Frank Borzage
  • Bluesman B.B. King 'in Home Hospice Care,' His Website Says

    05/02/2015 9:58:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat May 2, 2015 | Ralph Ellis
    Blues legend B.B. King is battling health problems, with a message on his website saying the 89-year-old musician is in "home hospice care." King was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital Thursday afternoon, CNN affiliate KLAS reported, because his daughter, Patty King, said he wasn't eating and was dehydrated. Tests showed King may have had a minor heart attack, she told KLAS. He was released and went home.
  • Lil Boosie Says We’re The Worst Race In The World And We Feel Disrespected

    05/02/2015 11:21:03 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 9 replies
    Urban Daily ^ | Oct 2, 2014 | Michael Arceneaux
    I care about Lil’ Boosie only in select locations: the club, the gym, or a drunken state. He’s had a few political musings here and there that I find interesting – i.e. speaking against the Iraqi invasion in “Do The Ratchet – but for the most part, I give not a single damn about his political musings because they’re probably about as valuable as a peso in a Chinese take out spot in the hood. Unfortunately, that is the not the case for everyone else. So, it was with great sadness that I tackle Lil’ Boosie’s audition for #NewBlack currently...
  • Netflix Lands TV Adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ ‘Green Eggs and Ham’

    05/02/2015 10:47:31 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Variety ^ | April 29, 2015 | Andrew Wallenstein, Debra Birnbaum
    Netflix is cooking up “Green Eggs and Ham” with help from the estate of Dr. Seuss, executive producer Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros. TV Group. A 13-episode animated TV series will be adapted from the classic 1960 children’s book, continuing the adventures of some of its characters. Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of original content, channeled Dr. Seuss’ famous meter in announcing the deal:
  • Glen Campbell Doesn’t Realize He’s Never Going Home Again

    05/01/2015 3:20:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/1 | Andrea Peyser
    With his “aw shucks, ma’am” charm and velvety voice, Glen Campbell was a legendary country and pop-music singer, guitarist and Hollywood hot guy. But now, friends and relatives tell me, he languishes in a “mediocre” facility outside Nashville, Tenn., for patients afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. He can spend only minimal time with his oldest children, say sources, who claim he is frequently alone except for the company of caregivers and TV crews recording his mental decline. He wants to go home, they say, and doesn’t understand that the facility is his residence, probably for the rest of his life.
  • Tchaikovsky's impressions of the American treasury

    05/01/2015 9:20:58 AM PDT · by Borges · 6 replies
    Tchaikovsky's diaries ^ | 5/1/1891 | Peter Tchaikovsky
    New York, 1 May 1891 — "Then Mayer procured permission for me to see the vaults of the public treasury, where hundreds of millions in gold, silver, new banknotes and security bonds are stored. Exceptionally obliging yet important officials guided us to these vaults, opening the monumental doors to this mysterious castle, with an equally mysterious spinning of metal knobs. Bags of gold rested like sacks of flour in a barn, in beautiful, clean, electrically-illuminated chambers. I was given a stack of new banknotes worth 10 million dollars to hold. Finally I understood why gold and silver are not in...
  • MSG to go with vegan-only menu for upcoming Morrissey show

    05/01/2015 6:44:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 1, 2015 | Carl Campanile and Chris Perez
    Carnivorous fans flocking to Madison Square Garden to see rocker Morrissey next month will be forced to go vegan or go hungry — because the arena is giving in to his demands to ban meat at the performance. The former frontman for the British band “The Smiths” — which had a smash-hit album called “Meat is Murder” — is scheduled to perform June 27. Concertgoers craving a burger or hot dog will be asking, “Where’s the beef” after the singer revealed that the Garden had agreed that only strictly vegan foods would be served during the show. So no meat...
  • KUSC Classical Top 100 Countdown

    04/30/2015 3:00:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 81 replies
    KUSC FM91.5 Los Angeles ^ | April 22-29, 2015
    What’s your favorite piece of classical music? KUSC asked you to pick your favorites, and during the last week in April, we counted them down. Now, we present to you The KUSC Classical Top 100 - as chosen by you! ...
  • Thursday night frights: <br><br> Mockingbird

    04/30/2015 2:12:57 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | Jul 15, 2009 | simontaylor
    Official Website:
  • Station suspends DJ over posting in Baltimore man's death

    04/29/2015 5:05:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A radio station has suspended a disc jockey over his online posting about the arrest record of a Baltimore man whose fatal injury in police custody led to rioting. Officials at FM station WAMO 100, which bills itself as Pittsburgh's No. 1 choice for urban music, said Wednesday the posting by Mike Jax was "too controversial" and partly inaccurate. They also said listeners had complained and threatened to harm Jax, whose real name is Mike Jackson....
  • Glen Campbell - Gentle on My Mind (Chet Atkins, Willie Nelson, Roy Clark get a guitar lesson)

    04/28/2015 8:42:30 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 83 replies
    youtube ^ | awhileago | Glen
    Same youtube link here What a room full of legends...and yet they knew what they were watching.
  • Kingsmen lead singer Jack Ely, famous for the single Louie Louie has died age 71

    04/28/2015 7:05:04 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/28/14
    Kingsmen lead singer Jack Ely, famous for the single Louie Louie has died age 71 Jack Ely, the singer known for Louie Louie, the low-budget recording that became one the most famous songs of the 20th century, died at his home in Redmond, Oregon, after a long battle with an illness. He was 71. His son, Sean Ely, confirmed the death Tuesday. 'Because of his religious beliefs, we're not even sure what (the illness) was,' he said. —— In addition to the song's fame, Ely's incoherent singing also made it one of the most misunderstood. The FBI was so mystified...
  • Report: Kingsmen singer Jack Ely dead at 71

    04/28/2015 2:21:55 PM PDT · by Borges · 16 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 4/28/2015
    Jack Ely, the Portland guitarist and singer best known for the Kingsmen's 1960s hit "Louie, Louie," has died, his son told KOIN news this morning. In 1963, as the story goes, The Kingsmen recorded "Louie, Louie" in a studio at Northwest 13th Avenue and Burnside. Ely, the only band member who knew all the words to Richard Berry's calypso-meets-R&B song that day had just had his braces tightened and couldn't enunciate clearly. The producer moved the microphone away from him, capturing the music but muffling the words. Ely's incomprehensible vocal track famously spawned an FBI investigation into whether the Portland-bred...
  • "You Suffer" - a cover tune, performed by Yours Truly [vanity]

    04/28/2015 10:04:36 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 24 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/28/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    I rarely record cover tunes, but this one is worthy of special attention. In 1989, the British band Napalm Death released their magnum opus "You Suffer". While attaining a cult following, this sorely underrated work never achieved the mainstream recognition it so richly deserved. Today, by doing this cover version, I hope to start changing that. No thanks are necessary; my reward is to see justice done. For a free MP3 download of my version of "You Suffer," click here. If you wish to hear the original, you may do so here. "You Suffer" by Justin Broadrick & Nicholas Bullen....

    04/27/2015 8:39:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    April 27, 2015
    IN CONCERT: BEETHOVEN'S MISSA SOLEMNIS: A CELESTIAL TREAT Beethoven was inspired by the beauty of the Mass when he created this work. It later debuted at St. Petersburg in 1824. Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in London who deliver a superb performance with 260 members in the chorus! Begins at 7:45 Shorter Version with Leonard Bernstein at the Concert Hall in Amsterdam
  • Have You Received a Piracy Notice from an American Company Demanding You Pay Up?

    04/27/2015 7:05:22 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 5 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | April 27, 2015 | Alan Cross
    Earlier this year, a new law went into effect in Canada that required ISPs to report instances of suspected piracy among their customers, the so-called “notice and notice” system. The result is that a bunch of foreign companies–third parties not affiliated with the actual rights holders of the material that may (or may not) being pirated–have been sending emails to Canadians demanding that they pay up now or face massive legal consequences. It’s been reported that hundreds of thousands of these warnings have been sent to Canadians. First things first: Canadians are NOT obligated to pay. Demanding a cash settlement...
  • Billy Joel: Live at Wembley Arena 6/8/84 [105 minute video]

    04/27/2015 1:59:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
  • Today more than ever, I'd love to change the world

    04/27/2015 12:30:23 PM PDT · by bd476 · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1971 | Alvin Lee, Ten Years After A Space in Time
    I Want to Change the World by Alvin Lee, lead guitarist & singer of Ten Years After Everywhere is freaks and hairies Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity Tax the rich, feed the poor Till there are no rich no more I'd love to change the world But I don't know what to do So I'll leave it up to you Population keeps on breeding Nation bleeding, still more feeding economy Life is funny, skies are sunny Bees make honey, who needs money, monopoly I'd love to change the world But I don't know what to do...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Unconquered"(1947)

    04/26/2015 11:06:31 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Cecil B. DeMille
  • Open Letter to SFF fans

    04/26/2015 6:21:19 AM PDT · by Salgak · 3 replies
    Unknown | 4/26/2014 | Unknown
    And all members of Worldcon get the Hugo Voters package, soft copies of the nominated works. Read them, and make your own decisions on the best SF and Fantasy of 2014.
  • Curtis Mayfield Estate Gears Up for Soul Icon's 60th Anniversary

    04/25/2015 11:29:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Billbpoard ^ | Gail Mitchell
    The man behind such classics as "Keep on Pushing" and "Superfly" will be the focus of upcoming projects, including new recordings, DVDs & memorabilia. Curtis Mayfield’s storied music career will mark its 60th anniversary next year. To celebrate the occasion -- and Mayfield’s still influential legacy -- the late soul icon’s estate is ramping up multiple projects. The slate includes a website, new recordings, merchandise, DVDs and a documentary. “It’s taken some time to put things in order,” says Altheida Mayfield, Mayfield's widow. “Now it’s time to celebrate and re-evaluate his legacy; to let him touch people’s hearts again. But...
  • Doctors Detail Long-Lasting Lip And Facial Damage From Trying Kylie Jenner Challenge

    04/25/2015 4:59:24 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 45 replies ^ | 4/23/2014
    The Kylie Jenner Challenge has taken the internet by storm, and it is causing a lot of problems for so many people. Not only are those taking the challenge ending up with swollen lips and weird looks, but doctors now warn that the challenge can have long-lasting damage, which could bring about permanent scarring. The newest trend on social media is the Kylie Jenner Challenge in which teens are hoping to get big and luscious lips like the reality television star. Unfortunately, they are not getting the look they desired and are putting themselves at risk, per USA Today. In...
  • Annoying TENA adlult diaper ad undergoes revisions..Did anyone else notice?

    04/25/2015 11:48:35 AM PDT · by BRK · 26 replies
    vanity | BRK
    Did anyone else notice that the sound track on the annoying TENA ad was recently changed? The singing in the car was dramatically toned down and the horrendous cackling laugh in the movie theatre was removed.
  • Music Library Software Help

    04/25/2015 7:59:53 AM PDT · by jstaff · 19 replies
    I need some advice. I have a rather large collection of vinyl records that I plan to record to an external computer hard drive. The record player that I have uses i-tunes to process each cut onto the computer. Does anyone on here have any experience with this that could maybe recommend a different/better idea to handle saving everything on to the hard drive. I am looking for flexibility in moving the finished product between computers. This is going to be a pretty long-term project, what with cigar and bourbon breaks, and I want to get it as near right...
  • Interesting Question: At What Point Do People Have Their “Musical Midlife Crisis”?

    04/24/2015 7:16:06 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 148 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | April 24, 2015 | Alan Cross
    For all of us, we have a musical sweet spot in our lives. It happens roughly between the ages of 14 and 24, from the time we enter high school to the time life begins to intrude with its demands of jobs, mortgages and families. During that period, almost nothing is more important to us than music. It not only becomes a personal obsession but something we use to proclaim our identity to the rest of the world. But after about 24, we just don’t have the time (and often the interest) to indulge in our musical passions as much...
  • Jean-Michel Jarre with Gesaffelstein - Track Story

    04/24/2015 6:44:24 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jean-Michel Jarre
    Jean-Michel Jarre with Gesaffelstein "Conquistador" is a new track from Jean-Michel Jarre's forthcoming album. Available exclusively on Beatport. Order it now: This video contains excerpts from Gesaffelstein's video clips, 'PURSUIT' and 'HATE OR GLORY' directed by Fleur & Manu (directors for Division Paris / Les Télécréateurs)
  • FULL ALBUM - Ultimate Electronic Music (Truncated title)

    04/24/2015 6:08:35 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 25, 2013 | Arnaud van Beek
    Composed and Produced by Arnaud van Beek © 2013 AVB Music Productions. All rights reserved. The UEM is influenced by all known electronic musicians like Kitaro, Vangelis, Kraftwerk. Powerfull synthesizer music. You here the songs in the following order: UEM 3.0 (JMJ 3.0) 0:00 UEM 9.0 (Friendship) 5:34 UEM 2.0 (Desire for Life) 11:32 UEM 7.0 (Alive) 18:27 UEM 4.0 (Oxygene 4 Ultimate) 23:50 UEM 5.0 (Earth) 28:25 UEM 6.0 (Heavens Music) 32:54 UEM 8.0 (I am Free) 39:12 UEM 1.0 (Energy 2008) 44:50 UEM 10.0 (Mash Dance) 49:35
  • "Demonicide" - a Thrash Metal song, by Yours Truly [Vanity]

    04/24/2015 5:09:07 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 45 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/24/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Welcome to my song "Demonicide." This is my first attempt at thrash metal, and while I know that the lyrics are supposed to be shocking, I fear that these lyrics may shock even the most hardened fan. You've been warned.A few notes about the song: 1. I write and record my music under the pen name Hopalong Ginsberg. If youse has ta ask why, youse ain't never gonna unnerstan'. 2. A free MP3 of the song may be downloaded here or here. If you click here I cannot be held responsible. 3.
  • Skirts on Fox News Programming (vanity)

    04/23/2015 10:04:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 165 replies
    Vanity | 4-23-15 | self
    Can the skirts get any shorter on Fox news? (the men needn't answer) What happened to the days when a lady crossed her legs discretly at the ankles? Are high stools necessary to report the news? (Fox & Friends First, Megyn Kelly) Is Roger Ailes in charge of skirt check? All of the skirts seem to be the same length. They don't come that way from the store. Today on "Outnumbered" you could see to the bottom of the hips on all of the panelists when they were seated. Note I said "hips", not the other word. Dana Perino from...
  • 79 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Is Born in Delight, Arkansas

    04/22/2015 3:49:24 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 62 replies
    the boot ^ | 4-22-15 | Gayle Thompson
    Happy birthday, Glen Campbell! The singer was born on this day, April 22, in 1936. Campbell was born the seventh of 12 children to John Campbell, a sharecropper, and his wife Carrie. After his uncle, known as “Boo,” taught Campbell to play the guitar as a child, the future star relocated to Albuquerque, N.M., as a teenager, to play in his uncle’s band. In 1958, Campbell formed his own band, the Western Wranglers, and in 1960, he relocated to Los Angeles to become a session musician. Campbell’s debut album, Big Bluegrass Special, was released in 1962 on Capitol Records, but...
  • Country Music Awards

    04/19/2015 8:16:21 PM PDT · by mojo114 · 30 replies
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  • Ben Powers Dead at 64: 'Good Times' Actor Played Thelma Evans' Football Player Husband

    04/19/2015 3:03:10 PM PDT · by Impy · 44 replies
    E Online ^ | 4-19-15 | Mike Vulpo
    Good Times actor Ben Powers has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 64. While a cause of death has yet to be revealed, an obituary created by his loved ones has surfaced that reveals the actor passed away April 6 in New Bedford, Mass. Powers was best known for his role as Keith Anderson on the '70s sitcom Good Times. His character was married to Thelma Evans played by BerNadette Stanis.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Rare Breed" (1966)

    04/19/2015 11:12:19 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Andrew V. McLagen

    04/18/2015 7:11:08 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 8 replies ^ | April 14, 2015 | Horror Reporter
    Art Bell and Keith Rowland have made it official: There will be July fireworks in 2015 .. the talk show legend is going to go his own way.. A podcasting style as opposed to the terrestrial or even satellite radio he did previously. This time he is greeting the 21st century with open arms, working out private deals to play music, hoping that fans sign up in big numbers to help his return, and beaming himself to every smart phone that wants him. The show will be called MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT.
  • Will FOX Pull the Plug on American Idol?

    04/18/2015 5:35:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Idol ratings hit a series low last week, dropping to a 1.4 in the desirable 18-49 demographic. Even when head to head competition with The Voice was no longer a threat (the rival show aired a special results show at 8 pm) the numbers stayed flat this week. Once the highly rated FOX show, Empire left the Wednesday night lineup, the show began to falter. The Wrap notes, however, that Idol is still ahead of the final season of the cancelled X Factor. Heading into this week the two regular editions of “Idol” were averaging a combined 2.9 rating...
  • 'Batman v. Superman' Trailer Leaks on YouTube

    04/18/2015 6:52:20 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    The trailer was taken down minutes after being leaked on multiple sites. A trailer for Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice leaked online on Thursday before being taken down minutes later. A YouTube user uploaded the handheld camera or camera phone capture of the trailer, which has Portuguese subtitles.
  • Tim McGraw faces backlash from pro-gun country music fans agreeing to Sandy Hook benefit concert

    04/17/2015 10:46:35 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/17/15 | CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
    Tim McGraw is facing a backlash from country music fans who say that his decision to headline a concert for a gun control charity could end his career. The Louisiana-raised singer is scheduled to raise money with a Hartford, Connecticut show on July 17 for the Sandy Hook Promise group, which organized in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in late 2012. However, anti-gun control commenters have said that McGraw, 47, risks losing his career the same way female country trio the Dixie Chicks never bounced back from criticizing President George W Bush. The conservator pro-gun blog Bearing...
  • David Hasselhoff's Music Video 'True Survivor' Is a Beautiful, Strange 1980s Journey

    04/17/2015 7:59:09 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    Gunfights? Kung fu? Dogs with lasers for eyeballs? Hitler? Dinosaurs? Sure. David Hasselhoff's latest music video, “True Survivor,” was released Thursday and features a strange, beautiful mix of 1980s themes -- from computer hackers on PCs to street riot sequences that would make Steven Seagal proud.
  • Louis C.K. said WHAT about Sarah Palin? (...He apologized and she was quite gracious)

    04/17/2015 4:08:43 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 16 at 1:08 PM | By Soraya Nadia McDonald
    Louis C.K. is probably one of the most feminist comedians working today. He tackles issues about body image. He deliberately injects feminist themes into his comedy. Louis C.K. is all about not being terrible to women. He’s also flawed. And human. And he used to be on Twitter.
  • Universal record gives all your music that vinyl sound

    04/16/2015 8:11:19 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 25 replies
    engadget ^ | April 14, 2015 | Jon Fingas
    So you've bought a turntable with hopes of hearing that warm vinyl sound, but you don't have a record collection just yet. What to do? If you're Jesse England, you 'cheat' using digital tunes. He recently built the Universal Record, a device that lets any Bluetooth audio source work with a record player by vibrating a vinyl disc. You can leave the needle stationary if you want relatively clean output, but get it moving and you'll hear crackles and pops -- a bit surreal when you're listening to songs from your phone. This is an artistic commentary on the "kinetic...
  • Mercedes 6-wheeler costars with Michael Douglas

    04/16/2015 10:36:57 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4-16-15 | Charles Flemming
    Producers of the new thriller "Beyond The Reach" needed a villain. Specifically, they needed a bad guy to costar with Michael Douglas, who plays the murderous multimillionaire out to kill an innocent hunting guide played by Jeremy Irvine. Requirements for the role included beauty, speed, agility and toughness, and the ability to withstand long shooting days in New Mexico desert near Four Corners. The casting call led them to a most unusual candidate. Douglas' evil partner in crime is played by a Mercedes 6x6.
  • "What Hath G-d Wrought?" - yet another heavy metal song, by Yours Truly [vanity]

    04/15/2015 10:25:25 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 30 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/16/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Howdy all! Hope your April 15th was too taxing! [Pause for big laffs.] Getting back on-topic, here's more heavy metal from the alleged country song writer. You are welcome to shout "yee-haw!" as you headbang. The usual nonsense: 1. I write and record my music under the name "Hopalong Ginsberg." It's more "Metal" that way. 2. Yeah, I know what my voice sounds like. Now you do too. Don't we both feel smarter for the experience? 3. If you'd like a free MP3 copy of the song, click either here or here. Do not click here if you are easily...
  • Taking a trip to NYC!

    04/15/2015 1:58:44 PM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 170 replies
    4/15/2015 | eeevil conservative
    My son is graduating from college! Worked his way through on his own! As a gift, I am taking him to NYC. Staying with my sister in Queens. I want to do just ONE thing that is extra special- like to a taping of the The Tonight Show? Any ideas, suggestions? We will be going to see Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, Central Park, etc... But I am looking for one thing that will stand out for a young man graduating college-- no girlie clubs! MOM is on this trip!
  • A Look Back at Percy Sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman"

    04/15/2015 10:23:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Tue, Apr 14, 2015 | Matt Saincome
    Percy Sledge, the R&B and soul singer best known for singing "When a Man Loves a Woman," died of natural causes at 73, today. He was in a hospice facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "When a Man Loves a Woman" was written by Andrew Wright and Calvin Lewis, although Sledge has long noted his contributions to the song in interviews with the press, believing he should have been given a co-writing credit. All that aside, the real power of the song, which has enabled it find its way into the hearts of fans around the world, has always been Sledge's...