Saturday, May 05, 2007

The French let us down 

Sweet. I thought a Royal win was looking pretty certain, but evidently not. It seems as though France will elect the fascist Sarkozy.

Q: How will the American fascists keep up their tireless France-baiting when France has elected its very own Giuliani?

Friday, May 04, 2007

Did you remember 9/11 today? 

Never forget!!!!!
Rudy in 08!


Apropos of speakingcorpse's comment re this story...

Despite (or because of) CNN's status as primary Fecal Reception Filter for the Death Machine (FERF-DAM), the dumbass "Quickvotes" on the CNN homepage almost always reflect Democratic-leaning (which these days means national) opinion in subjects like the Iraq war, Bush's failed presidency, etc.

Given that, the results of the latest "Quickvote" either are or aren't surprising (frankly, despite what I consider to be a pretty robust cynicism, they REALLY surprised me):

Is lethal injection a cruel and unusual punishment?

Yes 19%

No 81%

I would really, really like to establish two alternative universes through which the 49,900 "people" who "voted" "No" would be obliged to pass through before they were permitted to return to this one. In Universe 1, each "person" would be murdered by the government by having poisons injected into his or her veins in the presence of an audience. When that person woke up in Universe 2, he or she would be seated in the audience, watching his/her child be murdered by the government with injectable poisons. Then this "person" would be permitted to return to our "actual" universe and have the option to cast a new electronic ballot in the CNN "Quickvote."

And if anyone out there wants to add an alternative Universe 3--in which the voter must watch his/her family member be murdered by, say, Philip Workman--I say fine, go for it. Give them sub-Universes 1, 2, and 3, in whichever order you want, and then let them re-cast their "vote."

Of Montreal Sucks 

Although it saddens me when I hear a song I like attached to a television commercial, I can sympathize with the motive, especially when it's an indie band that can use the money, and certainly deserves more money than they've made, and especially when the company isn't especially evil--e.g. (w/r/t all of the above) The New Pornographers' "The Laws Have Changed" attached to the University of Phoenix ad.

But then there's this other shit. I could be crazy, but didn't The Shins sell a song to fucking McDonalds?

And now, Of Montreal...

Not only did they sell their impossibly catchy song from The Sunlandic Twins, "Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games," to Outback Steakhouse, a major GOP contributor...

...but they re-recorded it (or permitted others to re-record it) with special new lyrics not only praising the virtues of OS, but promoting OS as the perfect place to take Mom on Mother's Day!

...and their new album, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, so far as I can tell, is pretentious, silly and annoying. Fuck this band.


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