Friday, June 24, 2005

IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMENTS (712) BOARD (just over there>>>)...
I really don’t recall ever being on a bill with Chas and Dave, but, then again there’s a lot late of the seventies/early eighties I don’t remember. The other day I accidently came across the following quote by poet and old lag Pete Brown in some book about Pink Floyd. "All Saints Hall was also routinely rocked by incredible mad jam sessions - one of which ended up with Alexis Korner, Arthur Brown, Mick Farren, Nick Mason, and me all singing `Lucille.' Which was really frightening to a lot of people – including us!" This is something of which I have absolutely no memory even though it sounds like fun.
Seems like the 2008 Presidential Election is underway already. I’m no great Hillary Clinton admirer, but I figure that she may well be the card we’re dealt, and right now I’d support Cal Worthington and his dog Spot if I thought there was a chance of halting a Bush dynasty. (I mean, I’d have Old Bill back in an NY minute, but Hill is getting kinda charmless of late.) What really fascinates me, however, is how the artillery is already being positioned to rain down forty kinds of like-never-before hell on the poor woman. She needs dig in because the Rove Ratfuckers are already busy. Check the following bit of anonymous disinformation making the rounds of fax and internet...

Gold Star Mothers is an organization made up of women whose sons were killed in military combat during service in the United States Armed Forces. Recently a delegation of New York State Gold Star Mothers made a trip to Washington, DC to discuss various concerns with their elected representatives. According to there was only one politician in DC who refused to meet with these ladies. Can you guess which politician that might be? Was it New York Senator Charles Schumer? Nope, he met with them. Try again. Do you know anyone serving in the Senate who has never showed anything but contempt for our military? Do you happen to know the name of any politician in Washington whose husband once wrote of his loathing of the military? Now you're getting warm! None other than the Queen herself - the Hildebeast, Hillary Clinton. She refused repeated requests to meet with the Gold Star Mothers. Now - please don't tell me you're surprised. This woman wants to be president of the United States - and there is a huge percentage of the voters who are anxious to help her achieve that.
Gold Star Mothers have refuted the story, but once its out it become instant legend.

Click below for plausibly paranoid chapter and verse on how Homeland Security is putting the fix in on your new laptop. The story and pics have been declared a hoax, but there’s no reason not to pass it along as the absolute gospel truth. You just didn’t hear it from me, okay?

The secret word is Attrition

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Mercifully the English are obsessive about preserving cultural minutiae otherwise we would have missed this little delight from 1955 that has to be a prototype for a whole lot that came later.

CRYPTIQUE"When I take the medication my evil uncle stays in Yonkers."

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

But the weekend grew hectic and the world again turned into one giant movie promotion with live ammunition, and the Martians land next week, and so the most important thing on my TV is Tom fucking Cruise being squirted with water. (Although this constant real-world exposure of Cruise is starting to reveal him as a three foot demented munchkin, just not tall enough for the blazing-eyed Scientologist Messiah to which he seems to aspire. Which brings us neatly around to religion, and the following from The Independent Online sent over by Mr MR, which kinda shows very clearly why humanity really has to get over this whole God thing, and quickly...

By Laura Chiriac
Tanacu, Romania - A Romanian Orthodox priest who ordered the crucifixion of a young nun because she was "possessed by the devil" and now faces murder charges was unrepentant on Saturday as he celebrated a funeral mass for his alleged victim. "God has performed a miracle for her, finally Irina is delivered from evil," Father Daniel, 29, the superior of the Holy Trinity monastery in north-eastern Romania, said before celebrating a short mass "for the soul of the deceased", in the presence of 13 nuns who showed no visible emotion. He insisted that from the religious point of view, the crucifixion of Maricica Irina Cornici, 23, was "entirely justified", but admitted that he faced excommunication as well as prosecution, and was seeking a "good lawyer". Cornici was found dead on Wednesday, gagged and chained to a cross, after fellow nuns called an ambulance, according to police. Mihaela Straub, spokesperson for the police in the province of Vaslui, said Daniel and four other nuns had claimed Cornici was possessed and should be exorcised. Before being crucified she had been kept shut up for several days, her hands and feet tied and without food or drink, he said. Cornici had entered the monastery just three months before, after visiting a friend who was a nun there, police said. As her coffin entered the church of the monastery Saturday no church bells were sounded while nuns cast distrustful glances at the strangers, including two AFP reporters, present at the ceremony. Claps of thunder from an approaching storm were sometimes the only sounds to break the silence. "This storm is proof that the will of God has been done," Daniel said.
"You see it?" said the priest, gesturing at the body, lying in an annexe and still showing the marks of the gag. One of the nuns, Sister Martha, added, "She can't be laid in the church because she was possesed."
Daniel has lived for the past four years in the isolated monastery located in the hills of one of the poorest regions of Romania, without running water or electricity. "Over there, in your world, the people must know that the devil exists. Personally I can find his work in the gestures and speech of possessed people, because man is often weak and lets himself be easily manipulated by the forces of evil," said the bearded young priest. "I don't understand why journalists are making such a fuss about this. Exorcism is a common practise in the heart of the Romanian Orthodox church and my methods are not at all unknown to other priests," he said.
A 34-year-old parishioner who had come to defend Daniel and gave her name as Dora, said Sister Irina " had to be punished, she had an argument with the Father during a Sunday mass and insulted him in front of the congregation."
Sociologist Alred Bulai said that corporal punishment was still commonly used in certain Romanian monasteries. "It's happening particularly in the isolated monasteries, where the superiors have difficulty understanding the current realities and adapting themselves to modern life," Bulai said. Since the fall of the communist regime in December 1989, the Orthodox Church, which represents 85 percent of Romania's 22 million inhabitants, is rated in many opinion polls as the most trusted institution in the country. Vitalie Danciu, the superior of a nearby monastery at Golia, called the crucifixion "inexcusable", but a spokesperson for the Orthodox patriarchate in Bucharest refused to condemn it. "I don't know what this young woman did," Bogdan Teleanu said. - Sapa-AFP

The new Mick’s Media column from LA CityBeat has been around since last Thursday, but, like I said, it’s been hectic.

The secret word is Gluegun