Friday, January 30, 2009

Minimum Security comes to NYC!

Leftist-Cartoonist Stephanie McMillan comes to NYC in February to talk about her work at two cool bookstores...
Kick-ass, controversial cartoonists Ted Rall ( ) and Stephanie McMillan will present a slideshow of their latest comics, plus a humorous and inspirational discussion about politics, ecocide, the Evil System, and resistance.

This will happen twice:

* 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
Revolution Books
126 W. 26th St. (between 6th and 7th Aves)
New York, NY

* 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2009
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St., New York, NY
(between Stanton and Rivington, near the Second Ave. F train stop)
$3-$5 suggested donation


People obsessed with what others are eating...

Some people need to get a life, that and stop obsessing over what other people are eating or not eating. I used to work with a lady who was 'anorexic' or something, she refused to reward herself with food, she liked being a miserable martyr. OK, fine. BUT...! She would come into the staff kitchen and watch the rest of us 'normal' people eat lunch. She also had impulse control issues so that the little voice in her crazy head was uncontrollable... "Do you know how many calories from fat are in that pizza?"
Sheesh... what a wet-blanket killjoy.
Go F yourself skinny bitch!
One day I was eating lunch and heard her coming up the stairs so I took my lunch to my office and closed and locked the door. I heard the footfalls approaching, then without even a knock, she tried to just open my very closed office door. I held my breath, she could probably smell my BBQ pulled pork sandwich through the door. She walked away. After I was done I saw her phone extension was no longer lit so she was done with her phone call. I called her on the intercom.
"Oh! Were you in your office?"
"Maybe. Did you want something?"
"No, no..."
"Fine, then next time knock!"
Go eat something ya crazy witch!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Frisky!

OK, so I'm not a 'leg man'... get over it!
I recently discovered the webpage The Frisky, that was linked off of
A post today is all about my favorite female body part - the breasts.
The Frisky seems to be the kind of web 2.0 blog where various sexperts post up their musings on the all too human conditions of 'relationships', 'sex', 'guys', 'celebs' and 'style'.
I can see how there might be some overlap of those subject headings and how random pairings would amuse me for the time it takes to drain a cup of tepid coffee into my innards...


Monday, January 26, 2009

Winter X Wrap-Up

Another year has gone by and I can't stop enjoying ESPN's Winter X Games! I was riveted by the television coverage and hope they get back to the East Coast some year soon.
So, all I do now is go to 'ski' resorts and videotape the action with the Walter Mitty fantasy of actually strapping on a snowboard and shredding the slopes... but with the right motivation, equipment and freetime it could be done. Most of my time apres video was spent at the lounge sipping Irish Coffee (or a similar boozy hot beverage) while eyeing the locals and their out-of-town guests. I have a way of being an active listener and then connecting the proverbial 'dots' to ascertain who is who and what is what, despite the debilitating effects of alcohol.


Friday, January 23, 2009

Notes on Being Nothing...

I am a fan of the Peter Sellers 1979 film 'Being There'. In it he plays the gardener to a rich man who passes away and is mistaken for his wizened confidante and madcap hilarity ensues.

Anyway... this important essay (Being Nothing) by Carol V. Hamilton compares and contrasts the persona of the simpleton played by Sellers (who knows about the world only from having watched television) with our (now former) President George W. Bush. Some have attempted to view him as an Evil Genius rather than as the Village Idiot, but the reality seems to be a bit of both, except when we needed a Genius we got the Idiot and when we needed the Idiot we got the Genius!
My view is that history will not absolve us for having elected him at all.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Stop the Music!

Akin to the backwards and ignorant town in the 1984 Kevin Bacon film, 'Footloose', the Taliban in Pakistan want music banned from buses. "Coo-Coo!"
These idiots are extra nuts!
This is why they will never prevail, because their cause focuses on such silly symbolic things that we take for granted. Just because they can't handle the real world, why should they think they can threaten bus drivers with suicide bombers?
Crazy bastards... let Freedom ring!
Int he movie the religious simpleton fundamentalist zealot played by John Lithgow bans dancing.
As Homer Simpson said, "Hmmmmm... Bacon!"


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cheney in wheelchair!

Egads! Could it be? Now former VP Dick "Darth" Cheney in a wheel chair? The rumor he threw his back out while stooped over a shredder all last night may or may not be true, but the fact is much of the 'evidence' a South American-style 'Truth & Reconciliation Commission' might use (or the War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague) is now gone forever... of course he himself didn't shred a thing, he had a rogues gallery of underlings just following orders when they hit the 'delete' keys after Nov. 4th.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

The car club "Industry"?

I used to be in a car club, The Black Knights of Massachusetts. We attended a car show and the guy at the registration booth was surprised we were white! Anyway, the club collapsed under some not so strange circumstances, it became a haven for complainers and malcontents and our meetings devolved into bickering over what font to use for the cruise night flyer and other nonsense. So, in describing this situation years later to some car loving chums I blurted out something about the "car club industry". They looked at me funny as they had never heard it put that way before, but there is in America (and around the world), many businesses who derive their profits from servicing the many car clubs around. These folks get up at the crack of early and polish their rides using some companies products, they get soffee and breakfast on the way, they pay an admission fee to park in the hot sun all day long and they then buy lunch, and maybe a new part for their car from the various vendors who habitually travel around hawking their wares. The love for the automobile will endure long after the gasoline powered internal combustion engine goes the way of the dinosaur. When I have a 240kV fuel cell in my car, why not 'hot rod' ir and bump it up to 380kV? Happy motoring!


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

R.I.P. Patrick McGoohan

British born actor Patrick McGoohan passed away, he was 80 years old. Best known for his work on the TV spy show "The Prisoner" , I remember him best from the Cold War film drama 'Ice Station Zebra' where he played David Jones. The movie was based on the 1963 book of the same name by Alistair MacLean, author of The Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare, which were also made into movies.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009


My man Blunty 3000 posted this up on YouTube...


Saturday, January 03, 2009

John Galt, where are you?

I found this 'Who is John Galt?' mousepad online... of the Ayn Rand 'Atlas Shrugged' fame?
I also found the reportage on the John Galt Corp. in Bronx NY responsible for the clean-up of the Deutsche Bank building at 130 Liberty Street that was damaged in 9-11.
Then I found this.


Friday, January 02, 2009

Caution: Rogue Robots!

OK, so I accidentally watched a kids movie... true, true.
Wall-E, which I was under the impression was about a kids robot project that hitches a ride on the NASA Space Shuttle, or something like that!
It had a very potent pro-environmental message (like the film 'Silent Running' with Bruce Dern) and a 'be careful of trusting robots' message akin to Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' or Stanley Kubrick's film version of Arthur C. Clarke's '2001: A Space Odyssey' .
I usually hate cutsie-poo Disney sugary crap, but this one gets a nod for being 'on message'.


Thursday, January 01, 2009

US MILSPEC blocked content

There is a war on, and the first casuality is... the sense of humor, oh, and the truth!
Oddly, the Saturday Night Live TV Funhouse with Dick Cheney at the controls of Torboto, the robot that tortures prisoners, cannot be accessed by those fighting "over there" in Iraq.
This is the worst form of censorship, that which might actually lend an ear to those actually involved with the conduct of the war and give them some comic relief. Perception management...