Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Radical

One of the guys who created this very funny video (Ben Sinclair) just emailed the link to us and said they recorded it on the same day as the outdoor Grizzly Bear show in Williamsburg this summer. I was there, but I didn’t hear any scuttlebutt about a suave naked dancing man running around the streets.  If I had, I would have asked, “What in the hell is HumboldtBlue doing in Brooklyn?”

(No, I didn’t see Beyonce or Jay-Z either, but I did shake Chucky Schumer’s hand.)

Posted by Kevin K. on 09/30/09 at 05:36 PM
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(Unintentionally Funny) Quote of the Day (and Robert Stacy McCain/Clay County update)

From an incoherent post about not trusting the negroes by “Smitty” at The Other McCain:

I used to read the Rolling Stone, when I was too young to realize their inability to interview artists like Rush and Joe Satriani spoke volumes about the problem, and there would be four star reviews for rappers.

Ha ha! Rush and Joe Satriani! Italicized because they are the best that caucasian music ever had to offer! And “the” Rolling Stone ignored them! Smitty, you are a white person!

p.s. Not that it matters, but Rush, who completely and totally suck in a million different ways, has been interviewed in Rolling Stone.  Hell, they were even interviewed last year.

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Posted by Kevin K. on 09/30/09 at 02:41 PM
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Upside to the recession

Good news, winos! Now you can pitch that bottle of ripple and roll into the gutter with a fine pinot noir:

The law of supply and demand has reached the world’s vineyards, tipping wine prices in consumers’ favor.

Pali Wine Co., a small California Pinot Noir producer which started out selling wines for $40, $50 and $60 a bottle in 2005, found itself with cases left from its 2006 crush even as it was bottling its 2007 production.

Most of its Pinot Noirs will now be sold for $19 a bottle.

Cheers, sweeties!

Posted by Betty Cracker on 09/30/09 at 10:59 AM
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Throws like a girl

Justice Sotomayor throws out the first pitch:

Meanwhile, is a Newsmax columnist guilty of sedition? Maybe Justice Sotomayor could tell us.

Posted by Betty Cracker on 09/30/09 at 10:06 AM
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Food prøn: San Andreas Fault edition

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So a friend told me about this cheesecake recipe that not only produces a great-tasting cheesecake but contains instructions that allegedly banish the pesky cheesecake cracking problem forever! You just leave it in the oven to cool, and no cracks—guaranteed! Only mine has the Grand Fucking Canyon right down the middle. Oh well. As long as it tastes good, I don’t give a damn.

Posted by Betty Cracker on 09/29/09 at 03:45 PM
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Creepy crawlies

Sweet weepin’ Jeebus with a flyswatter, check out this spider crawling up and down the Pope:

I think it crawled over his actual head at one point (damn the AP camera for cutting away). Did he know it was there and thus display a preternatural ability to ignore pests like spiders, roaches, ants and pedophiles? Or would he have shrieked comically, ripped off his silken white beanie and trampled it beneath his red Prada pumps if he had realized an actual spider was on him? I guess we’ll never know.

Posted by Betty Cracker on 09/29/09 at 02:34 PM
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Steve M. asks a very good question

Are Drudge and the wingnuts so insane with blind, teeth-gnashing partisanship that they’d rather have the 2016 Olympics held in Rio De Janeiro than in the American city of Chicago just to spite Obama? How very patriotic of them.

RELATED: 24+ hrs. Yep, no racism there.

ALSO: Check out Steve’s post about torture and the wingnuts while you’re there.

MORE: Gibbs FTW!

Posted by Kevin K. on 09/29/09 at 01:34 PM
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Republican Arizona Rep. Trent Franks: Obama is “an enemy of humanity.”

[via Salon’s War Room—hat tip Teresa Kopec, who everyone should be following on Twitter]

Posted by Kevin K. on 09/29/09 at 11:19 AM
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Tuesday Afternoon Music: Dirty Projectors’ “When The World Comes To An End” (live)

I hadn’t planned on doing a music post today, but just saw this Dirty Projectors performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at Brooklyn Vegan and it’s too goddamn stunning not to post. The background vocals are incomparable. Wow, just wow. Enjoy.

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Posted by Kevin K. on 09/29/09 at 10:32 AM
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High Five NYC

This could have used a little more editing, but parts of it brought me great joy.  I love my city. [via YesButNoButYes]

Posted by Kevin K. on 09/29/09 at 08:05 AM
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A quick note

Dear female Roasters,

If you ever see me even imply that I have the slightest inkling of what a rape victim can emotionally handle when it comes to pursuing the capture and/or prosecution of her attacker, please punch me swiftly and with great gusto right in my man area.

Thanks,
Kevin K.

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Posted by Kevin K. on 09/29/09 at 07:31 AM
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Monday, September 28, 2009

The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy - Lefty Bloggers for Good

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The image above was grabbed last night from Facebook by a very old and good blogging friend of mine, GottaLaff.  You’ll notice its a poll that gives the voter some options regarding Obama’s life.  Laffy immediately grabbed a screenshot and then called the Secret Service.

Since then, Laffy’s work has been cited by numerous media outlets and blogs, mostly without attribution. NPR, CNN, Bob Cesca, Alan Colmes and WaPo, among others, gave her some credit.  The Secret Service called and thanked her.  Facebook not only pulled the poll, but the poll app itself.  The poll app developer (not the moron that wrote the actual poll), Jesse Farmer, threw a hissy fit and gave the standard response of “hey, I’m not responsible for content.

So, here’s to you, Ms. GottaLaff.  Welcome to the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy.

Posted by gimmeabreak on 09/28/09 at 04:38 PM
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Run Sarah Run

A nation in need (of more laughs) is lookin’ to you to run…

Posted by Kevin K. on 09/28/09 at 01:36 PM
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Wingnuts on Census Worker Bill Sparkman: Killed by Illegal Immigrants or Because He Was a Pedophile?

The titles speak for themselves…

From WorldNutDaily’s Roger Hedgecock:

Dead Census worker: Victim of open borders?

From Dan Riehl:

Was Census Worker Bill Sparkman A Child Predator?

Both make exceedingly illogical and convoluted arguments to bolster their offal-flecked partisan bottomfeeding (surprise!). Hedgecock focuses blame on those unsavory Mexicans and, yes, the Sierra Club for not only Sparkman’s murder but also the recent California wildfires, while Riehl wonders aloud (because he’s a fucking dick) if Sparkman could have been the victim of a “revenge killing” because he “gravitate[d] toward children” as a teacher and a Boy Scout leader. What’s next?  Will a desperate wingnut blame the murder on one of Obama’s death panels? Or will there be reports from the savvy citizen journalists in the nuttersphere that Maude Hurd was seen in Clay County, KY on the 12th?

If you see examples of more loathsome rightwing speculation about Bill Sparkman’s murder, please drop a link in the comments. I’m guessing the inanity won’t stop with Hedgecock and Riehl.

UPDATE: Good christ, “citizen journalist” Robert Stacy McCain, who approvingly linked to both posts highlighted above, is on his way to Clay County, raiding continental breakfasts along the way and using it as a fundraiser. (p.s. Make note of the second commenter on McCain’s post. Obots everywhere must apologize for ruining her party.)

Posted by Kevin K. on 09/28/09 at 12:24 PM
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Monday Morning Music: Fuck’s “Like You”

The members of this inappropriately-named, mostly-Bay Area band allegedly met in a police holding cell and from the mid-90’s to 2003 they released some hugely underrated whispery ‘n’ weird indie strum, including two now-out-of-print albums on Matador. My lovely wife Chris is featured in this music video from their second and best album Baby Loves a Funny Bunny (packaged in an oversized matchbook), which you can still get directly from the band. Highly recommended.  Enjoy.

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Posted by Kevin K. on 09/28/09 at 07:37 AM
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