Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ron English Tags The Sky

This morning the artist had a plane write the word "cloud" over and over above New York.

New Depeche Mode Video "Hole To Feed"

Oh boy this is another video by Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric's Awesome show. If you have seen his videos for Flying Lotus and Major Lazer you know what to expect.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Classic Clip

Picasso Doodle For Sale

This doodle of a horse is believed to have only take Pablo Picasso seconds to do but when it goes on sale October 1 it is expected to sell for more money than some people earn in a year. Duke's auctioneers in Dorset, England expect the piece to sell for around 20,000 pounds. The picture comes with a letter from Picasso's daughter, Maya Widmaier, saying it is authentic. The sketch appeared on a page of a book of photographs featuring Picasso by the renowned American photographer David Douglas Duncan.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Not Just Girls Fun

The lead singer of the San Francisco band Girls grew up in a cult. He watched his brother die because of the cult's policy against medicine a tragedy that caused his farther to leave. His mother was forced to work as a prostitute in order to provide money for the cult and also to recruit new members. All of this brings a sense of realness to the tortured songs the band sings.

On a lighter note these "day in the life" style videos of the band partying in SF make me a little melancholy for my time there.

Friday, September 25, 2009

This Is Not What A Democracy Does

In this video from the G20 we see a unmarked car pull up to some protesters, several men in fatigues hop out and grab a man and throw him in the car. This is some shit that happened in Iran over the summer not what you expect to see in Democracy. If this man was arrested he should have been read his Miranda Rights but this looks more like an abduction.

The Daily Show At The G20

Looks like next week we can expect to see the Daily Shows Jon Oliver reporting from the G20 summit in Pittsburgh. He seems to be impressed with the riot police's ability to stay on message but not too happy with the protesters

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pictures From The G20 Protests In Pittsburgh

Glenn Beck Boils Frog On The Air

I really can't make out what the point is something about how were all the frogs and Obama is a pot of hot water. Anyways, Conserva-Douche Beck cooks a frog alive to make a point to the simpletons who watch his show.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Are You Lovin It?

According to this study us citizens of the lower 48 are never further away from a McDonalds than 107 miles.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

No Third Term

New York Mayor Bloomberg wants a third term but not if Monty Burns has his way. And those of us who watch The Simpsons know Monty always gets his way.

Thom York Performs "Reckoner" Solo

For the environment themed movie The Age Of Stupid.

Help Save Insurance Company Profits

Around The World In 176 Days

British cyclist James Bowthorpe recently rode his bike across the globe and broke the world record in the process. Bowthorpe trekked over 18,000 miles without a support team on a trip that took him to twenty countries including France, Poland, Iran, India, Thailand, Australia and the United States. Averaging 103 miles per day Bowthorpe beat the old world record by 20 days. The purpose of the trip was to raise 1.8 million pounds for Parkinson research.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Roc Raida R.I.P.

The talented DJ and former member of the DJ crew X-Ecutioners was found dead this weekend at the way too young age of 37.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Soccer And The Human Condition

Kicking It is a film that follows six soccer players as they compete in the Homeless World Cup. Over forty teams from all across the globe meet in Johannesburg, South Africa for the ten day tournament. The film focuses on the struggles of the players who are trying to overcome extreme obstacles such as drug addiction and trying to survive in war torn countries. These are really touching stories about the forgotten people in our society who play for the pride of country who have pushed them under the rug. I think I would rather watch these guys play instead of over paid professional athletes any day. This years Homeless world cup took place in Milan and the Ukraine won the tournament.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sailing Through A Sea Of Stupidity

One voice of reason against a mass of morons. I thought these people were all about the Constitution, I guess the first amendment only applies to speech they agree with.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Jim Carroll R.I.P.

The New York City poet and musician died last Friday at the age of 60 of an apparent heart attack. In the late seventies he fronted the Jim Carroll Band who got a record deal with a little help from Keith Richards. Much like Patti Smith he was taken in by the early punk rock scene that was exploding in NYC at the time. He is best know for his book Basketball Diaries about his young days as a high school basketball star who lived a double life as a junkie and hustler.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Media Please Stop Giving These Guys A Platform

If this keeps up I might be forced to start telling people that I'm a light skinned Brazilian or something. It's getting to the point were it is almost embarrassing to be white in this country.

Unlike these rednecks at these Teabagger Rallies lots of us have enough of an understanding of history to no that the Nazi's did not stand for universal health care.

So stop putting these idiots on TV every hour like they somehow speak for the majority of us.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Hey today is Glenn Beck's big group teabagging event at the Capital. I hear the music is going to be great, like this jam.

Here is Jason Linkins' from Huffington Posts review of the track.

This is just the sort of funk that the Panic of 1873 needed. Look for "American Tea Party Anthem" on the forthcoming Goin' Galt! Songs of Twenty-First Century Fake Populism, along with Billy Bragg's "Marching Song Of the Covert Battalions" and a bunch of Spiro Agnew speeches remixed by Girl Talk.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The People Of Walmart

If you ever want to feel better about yourself go and walk around a Walmart for a couple of hours. The site The People Of Walmart captures those special people who are Walmart Shoppers in all their glory.

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Age Of Stupid

The Age Of Stupid is a new movie about a man living in 2055 looking back to our time and wandering why we didn't do anything to stop Global Warming.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A World Without War

Imagine a world without war, swimming laps on an aircraft carrier and hailing jet plane taxis.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Marvel Vs. Nazi's

So yesterday Disney purchased Marvel. Now that the mouse is in charge will Marvels heroes still have the courage to fight evil like the Nazi's? From what I understand Nazis are people who want universal health care.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Graffiti Vs. Art

Interesting article the U.K. paper Telegraph about the city of Bristol's plans to let it's citizens vote on whether to keep or remove graffiti. The idea is that people can go online and vote to keep the graffiti if they like it. Bristol is home to the street artist Banksy whose exhibit at the Bristol Museum has attracted over a quarter of a million people. If this works it would be great to see this catch on in other cities with a history of great street art.

The Two Sides Of Mike Tyson

The thing I found most surprising about the "Tyson" documentary was the way Mike could change the way you feel about him from scene to scene. One minute he comes across as a perfectly rational human being the next he's a crazed animal. If nothing else you realize what a truly complicated man the former champ is.